|Not What It Seems
Author: Lunaeclipse100 PM
He tried to warn me of what I was getting myself into, he really did. But, like stupid me, I didn't listen. My independent nature was just something he had to get over. But this is Kurama I'm talking about here. He's got ways to make me cooperate. And damn it, I knew I would give in. Kurama/YoukoxOC Ratings may change.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Kurama M. & Youko - Chapters: 7 - Words: 11,215 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 11-25-12 - Published: 06-18-12 - id: 8231488
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Not What It Seems Chapter 3
The first thing I was aware of when I opened my eyes was the familiar design of my ceiling. I carefully leaned up, looking around at the familiar walls of my room and realized that somehow, despite what had happened yesterday, I was safely tucked away in my bed. I ran my fingers over the area that should have been a bloody mess. It wasn't and it left me wondering if what happened yesterday was real or not. I slowly got out of bed. Even if it looked like I hadn't been stabbed like turkey yesterday, I was still scared that somehow the pain would still be there.
I lifted up my pajamas shirt and saw that the area was completely clear of any signs of what happened yesterday. A scar should have been there. I should have died yesterday, but Shuichi saved me. Shuichi Minamino. Our school's prince was out killing things with his….whip.
What the hell?
I walked back to my room, slightly dizzy, staggering and bewildered by this new information. As I sat on my bed, I looked at the time. It was 5:30. So if I felt well enough I could go to school today and I would sit him down and demand answers. It's not normal for a girl to be attacked in the middle of the night only to be saved by one of your classmates.
The only thing my mind was focused on all morning was how I was going to confront Minamino. Even as Aido came up to me with his usual bubbly personality, Minamino was the only thing I could focus on. I made sure to get to Algebra extra early. I wanted to talk to him before class and hopefully get some answers out of him.
To my dismay, he came in a few minutes right before the bell was supposed to ring. I made sure to stare him down as he took his seat. He looked as if he didn't kill something the other night that was intent on killing a poor defenseless girl. In fact, he didn't even glance in my direction. He just simply sat down and began getting our random notes. I couldn't really begin questioning him with so many people around, so I had to play it by the ear.
"So, Shuichi ," I began, emphasizing his name. Shuichi turned toward me with an eyebrow raised, "How was everything last night with you? Anything interesting happen?"
He smiled this innocence smile. "Why, yes. Everything was just fine. I studied yesterday until midnight."
I glared at him. The idiot was acting as if nothing had happened last night. As if I would let him forget.
I leaned toward him. To others it would seem that I was telling him a secret, which was pretty close. We were discussing something important.
"I need to know what happened last night. As the victim, I have a right." I whispered.
Something flashed in his eyes. If I had to bet I would say it was surprise. But after a moment the surprise faded into interest.
"You remembered." He stated. Shuichi leaned toward me examining me like I was a math problem. I suddenly became aware just how close we were to each other. "I had hoped, but I never thought…" He trailed off. His gaze was very intense and it made my skin itch.
I sat there awkwardly. "Well, yeah. I mean, it just happened yesterday. Of course I would remember." I scratched the back of my head in confusion.
"Whatcha two talking bout?"
Aido's voice surprised us both. Shuichi and I jumped back in surprise. My surprise was partly because I was so focused on our conversation that Aido's voice scared me. Shuichi looked equally surprised; as if he was suppose to have noticed when Aido was approaching. He had a faint blush on his face, though from what I couldn't tell.
"Umm, we were talking about yesterday. He was surprised I remembered his name." I lied. I was never a good liar, so I was surprised it came out so smooth, as if lying was something I did daily.
"Yes, we had such a brief exchange yesterday I had thought she had forgotten my name. I'm impressed she remembered it, or even remembered anything from yesterday." His gaze held suspicion and curiosity.
"Oh well, she's really smart. Give her some credit." Everything went over this boy's head. It was slightly funny.
I just sat there staring at Shuichi, confused. He expected me to forget everything that happened yesterday, yet I could perfectly recollect every last detail. Was I not supposed to?
"Yes, I underestimated her. Interesting…" He leaned more into me with his hand sitting on his knee. From the look that was plastered on his face, I didn't know if I wanted to be interesting to this guy or not.
Shuichi's look made me nervous. I turned back to my seat and looked at the board. "Well class is about to start." I said, making it clear in my tone that this conversation was ending.
"Yes, it is." Shuichi said, still staring at me.
Aido awkwardly stood there, sensing that the conversation wasn't about remembering names anymore and took his seat without question and let it alone.
Once the bell rang, I flew out the door. Earlier I wanted to wait for Shuichi to come out and question him, but after that little incident, I wasn't so sure anymore. In fact, I wasn't so sure I wanted anything to do with him. What did he do to me after I fainted yesterday?
It was my second day at this school sure, but I suddenly I didn't feel like going to class. I made my way up to the roof of the school. It was the only place that was quiet. At my old school, the teachers never came up here. So I figured the same about this school. As I came to the door leading up to the roof, there was a little sign attached to it. It read 'Student not allowed beyond this point.'
Too bad I didn't care.
Uncaring about the sign, I pushed myself through the door and made my way across the roof. I sat down and pulled my knees up to my chest. I couldn't get the chilly feeling that yesterday was something I shouldn't have remembered. If I did then it would cause a lot of trouble. I was surprised I took everything with a calm reaction. Most people would go crazy if they saw a thing that looked like a mix between a horse and bull try to kill them.
"Whatever it was that tried to kill me..." I trailed off in wonderment.
"It was a demon."
I jumped at the unexpected voice. I looked up and saw Shuichi standing there with his hands in his pocket. I didn't even hear him. It's like he appeared out of thin air.
"This part of the school is prohibited from students Yumi-san." He teased. "I wonder who you are running from." He said, as if he knew the answer.
"You would know!" I challenged. I couldn't help it. This guy kind of scared me. After what happened yesterday I had came to the frightening fact that he could also kill me with ease if he wanted to.
He smiled and tiled his head to the side. "I have a few questions."
This made me angry. I rose up from where I was on the ground and stood tall. Well, as tall as I could in front of someone who was way taller than me. "I was the one attacked yesterday and almost killed. Then found out Mr. Prodigy of the school ran around at night killing demons who also isn't so human himself!"
"You aren't supposed to remember." Shuichi said as if I hadn't gone off on him. He looked unfazed. He started walking closer to me. Before he took two steps I backed away from him, hitting the wall behind me. It wasn't really a wall, it came up to my waist. It was to keep people from falling off said building.
"I want answers. Do NOT come near me or else."
He smiled in amusement and after a moment stopped walking and sighed. He was too damn close. Clearly he ignored my threat since he could reach out to be and grab me by the arm. Arm's reach was too damn close.
"You were attacked by a demon…"
"So you've stated." I huffed in annoyance.
Shuichi glared at me as if telling me to shut up. I think he hated being interrupted.
"He wasn't supposed to be here actually. After I saved you, you fainted."
"Ok…" I said, taking this information in. "Why were you carrying…this whip thingy around and able to defeat it so easily? What are you, because I know no ordinary boy can do half what you did yesterday."
His lip twitched as if fighting a smile. "Rose Whip."
"Yes, that thingy."
"It is one of the many abilities I have." He shrugged as if he was informing me about the weather.
I eyes widened slightly as I pushed myself as close as I could against the wall. I wasn't sure about Shuichi anymore. As each minute ticked by, I was becoming more scared. Here, this seemingly ordinary boy was telling me that demons existed and that he was also something more.
"After you fainted…" He continued when it looked like I wouldn't say anything else, "I had someone erase your memories. It did not work." Like back in the classroom, his stare turned intense. "I still want to know why."
"What are you?" I whispered.
Shuichi's whole frame seemed to freeze as if preparing for something. His eyes became guarded as if waiting, or preparing for something. He gaze never left mine as he leaned down toward me where he was eye level.
"I am the same as what attacked you yesterday. I am a demon."
I leaned away, pushing my upper body slightly over the half wall. I braced my hands on either side of waist. I felt uncomfortable with him so close, especially now.
His gaze followed my movement. After he examined my whole body, his emerald eyes returned back to my blue ones, ready for what reaction I would give. I simply stood there, looking at him with disbelief.
What the hell did I get myself into?