|I'll Help You
Author: Aqua783 PM
This is the story of Sawako Kuronuma. A girl who's an outsider for the fact that she resembles the character from "The Ring". Sawako tries her best to bring peace to those around her and the only one who notices turns out to be Shouta Kazehaya. Things become interesting as Sawako slowly opens her heart to Shouta. In the long-run, what will happen?Rated: Fiction T - English - Supernatural/Romance - Sawako K. & Shouta K. - Chapters: 16 - Words: 35,538 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 04-25-13 - Published: 09-06-12 - id: 8503695
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A/N: Hello! It's Aqua here! Just would like to say that: I'm... VERY pleased with myself. I think I did really well on this chapter and I hope you guys think so too!
Please, read on and tell me what you think!
Disclaimer: I do not own Kimi Ni Todoke or its characters!
Italic = Either memory, thought or empathized words (You'll be able to tell the difference)
Bold/Italic= Empathized words in a memory or thought
I know I'm not refreshing, I know I look scary, you don't have to tell me and you definitely don't have to talk about me like that right behind my turned back. I wish I was something more, but I can't seem to get my feelings across. Even though I grew up with the name Sadako clinging to me like moss, it doesn't mean I still don't feel a sharp pain in my heart when I hear it whispered in the wind.
The people around me don't even take the time to consider a bright and lively side of me. They all go for the dark, cold and scary "Sadako" that doesn't even exist. They don't even notice I try to do everything in my will to make the environment around me pleasant with all the things I do. The one person who sparked my icy life, was the one who noticed my kindness and treats everyone with the same equality. That would be Kazehaya Shouta. The moment I met this person, I knew something was going to change drastically.
"Hey, isn't that "Sadako"?" The quiet murmur was not quiet at all to my ears. The more I heard my name mentioned by people who didn't even know me, the more cautious I got.
"Yeah, I heard that she can see evil spirits." The couple of girls behind me didn't even intend to try to avoid letting me hearing their gossip. I silently ignored them, like I always do.
"Huh? No way!" I felt their gaze on my back for a moment before they returned to huddle together to share more gossip.
I rested my elbow on my desk and balanced my head on my hand. I recalled the scene that happened before school started.
I was walking along a path towards the school; wind billowed through the branches of the trees, making them come alive. Petals danced and swirled at my feet with each step I took. I stared intently at the pirouetting petals with gleaming eyes. I glanced up and noticed a boy standing at the place where the path parted. I suddenly noticed that he was wearing the same uniform of my school.
"Um… If you're looking for the Kitahoro High School, it's over there…" I nervously lifted my finger to point towards the right.
"Eh?" I expected him to now go dashing off to get away from me, but what happened next really surprised me.
"Thank you!" He gave me a giant, beaming smile. My eyes widened as he carelessly waved at me before turning to head onto the path.
I breathed out a sigh and looked over at the person I met this morning. Kazehaya Shouta... My idol. The bell for class to start chimed across the school. Everybody got in their seats and quieted down as the teacher walked in. I saw the nervous tension in his eyes as he shakily made his way to the front of the class.
"W-Welcome students, to c-classroom 1-D. I'm your homeroom t-teacher, Arai Yoshiyuki, you may call me Zen if you'd l-like." I saw him glance in my direction before averting his eyes from mine.
Oh, it's like that.
I mentally sighed as I straightened my back and clasped my hands together, resting them on my desk.
"Don't hold your gaze for more than three seconds…" The rumor passed around that if you held my gaze for more than three seconds, you would get cursed, came to mind. I uncomfortably shuffled in my seat and squeezed my hands together.
Lunchtime came way too slowly. Student's voices buzzed in my ears as I quietly sat in my own seat eating my homemade bento.
"Sawako!" I recognized that voice.
"Shino…" My face lit up immediately as I rushed over to her. Her voice lowered to a quiet whisper.
"Hey, how are you doing in your new class?" I stared at her briefly before replying, "It's alright, no need to worry." The small lie to my best friend stung.
"Well that's good. I was afraid the same thing that happened in middle school was going to happen." She laughed and I nodded. Disappointment arose from the fact that we were not in the same class and that quickly washed over the feeling of regret I had for lying.
"I hardly get to see you too…" Her face saddened and she pulled me in for a tight hug. The room behind me settled down and I heard someone speak.
"Aren't you afraid of being cursed?" I suddenly froze; rock solid. Shino started and slowly unwound from around me. She took a step in front of me.
"Excuse me?" She raised an eyebrow and I turned to see the class glaring at us two.
"Ghosts. She can see ghosts and summon them to haunt you." The girl who was speaking maniacally laughed an evil laugh. "In fact, isn't she a ghost herself?" Others chuckled and Shino growled.
"Wouldn't that mean you could see ghosts?" She snapped back. The girl looked taken aback and I heard a few people "Oh" in agreement. I saw a few nodding heads, as well.
Through the crowd of people I saw the dark hair of Kazehaya-kun swerve through between their heads. He made his way to the front and stepped out. My mouth dropped, though, nobody could see me, standing behind Shino, who was taller than me. I continued to peek my way from behind Shino. Kazehaya-kun stood in front of the girl now and held out a hand.
"Look, Kuronuma is not a ghost and in fact, she is very pleasant." He turned towards the crowd who was awestruck.
"What, standing up for the girl you like?" One of the accomplices of the girl who spoke first sneered. That's when I thought I should say something. This was not supposed to be a worry for my idol. I nervously took a step out from behind Shino; a clenched fist was firmly pressed against my chest.
"It's a misunderstanding." The room went dead silent as everyone stared at me like I was some kind of mutant. Their eyes told me they were looking at something horrific, something completely disgusting. I looked around and began again, pressing my true feelings onto them.
"It's true that he was just standing up for me, but I'm not… Anything special. It's because, as everyone knows, Kazehaya-kun's a person who treats everyone equally without discrimination." Their mouths gaped at me. Kazehaya-kun's eyes widened.
I still need to tell them one more thing.
"I'm just… Truly captivated by Kazehaya-kun's kindness… And cheerfulness… And brilliance… That is the truth. There are no misunderstandings about that."
I said it.
I suddenly noticed they were still staring at me.
"E-Excuse me." I quickly bowed my head and scurried out of the classroom towards the bathroom.
"Do you think we went too far?" The class murmured a response that you would only hear if you were in the room.
I splashed water on my face and glanced at myself through the mirror.
That's it. I gently wiped my face dry with a paper-towel. I gave out a small sigh and jerked with surprise when the bathroom door opened.
I looked through the mirror seeing her come up behind me.
"Everyone apologized… And they want to tell you personally when you come back." She shifted from foot to foot and I noticed sadness in her eyes.
"Are you okay?" I looked into her eyes and she returned my gaze. Tears began to develop in her eyes and I took a shaky step back.
"Sawako!" She wailed as she clung onto me for a hug. I stood stiff for a moment, before relaxing and winding my own arms around her.
"It's only the first day and you already are being rejected by the class. Why didn't you tell me?" I was shocked.
"I didn't want to worry you. Besides, it was like this last year. What's so different thi…" She cut me off.
"Because even if you say that you don't want me to worry, I still worry! I know from last year. I know already how people treat you! Don't tell me to not worry over this, when I do already! What's different this year is that I'm still your friend. Nothing is going to change that. I know that everyone in the past has left you, but I'm. Not. Like. That! I know you so well. I want you to have more friends, because with friends you can experience new kinds of things that you can't, with only one!" She gripped my arms tightly while tears traveled down her face over and over again; like a pinwheel that gets blown by the wind. The wind being all the emotions she was expressing in her words.
I was shocked speechless now. My eyes were as big as saucers as I stood there, emotionless. I moved my arms slightly, indicating I would like to be released. Her grip loosened and once she did that, I hugged her tightly.
"Thank you." I smiled over her shoulder and glanced around. I saw the door open and jerked away from Shino. She got out a handkerchief to wipe her tears and smiled. I nodded and took her hand in mine. Together, we walked to the classroom where everyone was waiting for us.
A/N: I'm back! Hope you guys enjoyed this chapter and will continue reading. I want all my readers to be happy with my writing, so if there's something that doesn't seem right, I'd like all the advice I could get! =3
So, this is my first fanfic on Kimi ni Todoke... How do you guys think I did? Please review if you can! ^^