|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: 17 - Words: 37,366 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 06-17-13 - Published: 09-06-12 - id: 8503695
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
A/N: Uhg... So sorry guys! I was swallowed by homework again and had no time to write. ~Sigh~
Anyways, thanks to my readers who have read up till now! I really look forward to getting some reviews, possibly. I don't know, doesn't really matter, but I'd like to know what you guys think! ^^ I won't stop writing nonetheless.
Uhm... Haha! RANDOM SHOUT-OUT TO "Cris" (You know who you are :3) Anyways...
The sound of the river hummed in their ears and the wind played with their hair as they walked along the path beside the river. Sawako's heart thumped silently, still hanging on to those feelings in the classroom; her cheeks glowed a light red as they walked hand in hand.
The existence of Shouta was a miracle; because of him, she was able to open her heart to Ayane and Chizuru and Shouta himself. If he wasn't there, she wondered if she would've ever been able to make more friends other than Shino. The possibility of that made her shiver and want to cry; she wouldn't think about it. Right now, she was enjoying the moment of her love that had been longing to be returned since the day she and Shouta met each other.
She regretted as she did so, but once they reached a certain point in the path she stopped and gently pulled back on his hand.
"Th-This is fine." She said quietly.
"Ah," Shouta stared back at her in surprise as his ears slowly began to turn red at the tips.
He looked at their hands, causing him to blush harder, and then back at Sawako who was observing her shoes as if they were the most fascinating thing she had ever seen. Sawako tried to drop her hand, but Shouta refused to let go.
"Do you have time?" He flicked his head towards the river and saw Sawako widen her eyes. When their eyes made contact, she jumped back in surprise and evaded his eyes quickly. He felt a small clench of his heart and decided for her.
"Come." He squeezed her limp hand and pulled her in his direction.
Sawako stared at the back of his head in wonder as he led her towards the riverbank. Questions filled her head, but as she thought about it, what could happen?
She shyly fixed her grasp on his hand and let him pull her willingly to the place she knew all too well. She knew this river like the back of her hand and she pondered about something: Just how many memories did this river hold?
Once they were at the bank he retrieved his hand from hers and sat down. He looked up at her as she held her hand with the other and stared absentmindedly out at the river. He tried to gain her attention by patting the ground and as Sawako turned her head to glance at him, she saw something else behind him.
The transparent, ghost-like image was back.
Sawako wanted to scream, but no noise would come out as she opened her mouth to do so. Shouta stared at her questionably and thought something was wrong.
"Is everything alright?" She readjusted her eyes to his face and gasped.
"Ah! Um… D-Do you see that?" Sawako was terrified as she nervously lifted her finer to point at the monstrous thing.
Shouta quickly looked over his shoulder to see, but saw nothing. For a split second he thought maybe she was faking it, but then remembered that he was making that assumption over someone like Sawako. By the look in her eyes, he confirmed that whatever she was seeing was frightening. All he could do, was hope that it would soon disappear.
"Kuronuma…" Sawako gasped as she realized she was paying more attention to something that her eyes played than Shouta. She returned her eyes to him quickly.
"Ah! S-S-Sorry!" She couldn't help but switch her focus to the figure once again and try to figure out just what in the world it was.
Sawako felt an odd churn in her stomach as she grasped a thought that frightened her: The more she looked at the misty, petit face, the more it looked somehow familiar. This made her question the thing in curiosity and began to think that it wasn't all that scary, but cute and more scared of her than she it as it hid behind Shouta.
"Eh…" She began, but Shouta interrupted her train of thoughts and she blinked.
"Y-You… Relaxed; is it gone?" Sawako looked down towards the ground and blushed a gentle red. She understood that her expression had changed and made him think that it had moved on, but that wasn't the case as she shook her head.
"N-… No." She said quietly. He continued to stare at her and wondered why she seemed calm, even though it was indeed still there.
She suddenly looked at him.
"It's not that scary; it's just a little girl." She thought. Shouta heard her speak without moving her lips.
Shouta widened his eyes, believing he must've imagined something.
"D-Did you just say something?" Sawako looked at him while she knelt down beside him.
"Ah…" He directed his eyes to the ground and scratched the back of his head as a nervous laugh came from his mouth.
"I-I see…" His laugh came to a hesitant stop and he seriously considered what he had heard.
He spoke again, "Is it a little girl?" He said this as she was fiddling with her fingers. She froze and blinked. Her mouth dropped and she lifted her eyes to meet his.
"H-How did you know?!" She leaned forward onto her palms and stared into his eyes.
He moved away reflexively and looked over to the side.
"Did I hear her thoughts?" He pondered this, but waved it away; that was impossible.
While Shouta was distracted, Sawako had caught sight of the little girl behind him.
Then she heard laughter.
She watched as the girl came out from behind him and twirled around, letting her dress twist and flutter around her. She stopped and brushed her foot along the ground before setting it back beside the other. She grasped her elbows behind her back and smiled an evil smile. Sawako's eyes followed her as she teetered from her heels to her toes in a rocking motion. Sawako sat back and closed her gaping mouth. The little girl stepped lightly over to her and stood behind her. She rested her hands on her shoulders and squeezed them tightly.
Shouta saw Sawako's eyes roll back into her head and jumped back in shock.
"Wha?!" He quickly stood up and rushed over to her.
He gripped her shoulders in a concerning manner and felt a chill run down his spine. Then he felt small, bony fingers under his hands.
Foggy, white hands began to appear; the fog continued to form arms and climbed up to outline shoulders, neck and a head. Two white, glowing eyes glared at him as lips curved upwards into a devilish grin. Hair floated up behind the little girl he saw, reaching out like snakes trying to find a branch to cling to. He realized that this is the little girl Sawako must've seen as he stood motionless, petrified to the core.
All of a sudden, a bright orb flashed and swallowed Sawako and the little girl. Shouta retracted his hands quickly and jumped back. He felt a sting stab through his fingers agonizingly. It felt like an icicle had just shot through them and it followed up his arms causing a shiver rattle within him. His legs were glued to the spot; either he was too terrified to move, or it was the effect of the chill as well.
He stared wide-eyed at the ball of light. It began to fizzle out and then evaporated as fast as it came into speckles of dust.
"Uh…" Shouta was confused and mortified as he saw that Sawako's eyes were closed and an unfamiliar smile presented itself. Sawako stood up slowly and walked over to him.
Shouta immediately realized that this was not Sawako; this was that little girl.
"Shouta Kazehaya…" She grinned, eying him with a burning glare and scoffed at the expression on his face.
"What's wrong, cat got your tongue?" She smirked as she tapped his shoulder before he could speak, silencing him and freezing his mouth shut.
He could not move and he could not speak. What did she want?
"Ah, this is my new body, new soul. How funny that my sister fell in love with my present life form…" She softly caressed his cheek in her hand and whispered into his ear, "That's right, I'm her sister; her hidden sister that died before her dad." She slid her hand off his face and shook her head as a chuckle punctured the air.
"How funny…" She repeated quietly, looking up at the sun-burnt sky.
Shouta's eyes followed her; they were the only thing he could control. As she squeezed her eyes shut and rubbed her temples she noticed something stirring inside her. She was not used to a body that could show emotions and as she tried to laugh again, she choked on her own saliva. She soothed her throat with her fingers and looked over at Shouta who was still as a rabbit on guard, aware of the monster present.
She felt something wet glide down her cheeks.
"Huh?" She was startled as she extended her hands out and drops of salted water fell onto them.
"What?!" She jerked backwards and quickly brought her hands to her face. Her hands trembled and her fingers started to twitch when they came intact with her tears.
"Oh, right. I'm in a human body now… I... Can cry." She laughed again, but soon her laugh became a bone-chilling scream.
She collapsed onto her knees and covered her face with her hands as she wailed out of control. Her eyes became wide like a doll's and she curved her fingers into wicked forms. She scratched at her face, trying to stop her tears, but they wouldn't let up. She cut into her flesh with her nails before releasing a wild screech when she felt the excruciating pain burn through her face.
She slammed her fists onto the ground repeatedly, completely out of control; she couldn't stop herself. All the feelings she had, all those feelings that were built up inside her waiting to be let free, burst out at this moment.
She didn't want to die; it just happened. How she wished she could've stopped it. The truck had suddenly slammed into her side of the car, what else could she have done but wait until her time passed? Her life was fragile; she was only five years old… She was five years old and out of that life. She just wanted to live, find love and be happy, but she had to be taken away from everything she loved. Why did she have to go? It was her time, she believed, but she wouldn't accept it. How could her time to be done when she was so young?
When she was lifted from her corpse and into the thin air of the afterlife she couldn't believe her eyes seeing the limp, motionless body lay on the hospital bed. She wanted to cry, let the doctors know she was still there. She saw them, she heard them speak! How could they not see her?!
She realized that it was no use. She was just another ghost, another dead human being that would be forgotten within time. Why was she taken? She tried to cry. Her eyes stayed wide open with no produce. She might've been happier just crying there and then accepting it, but without be able to spill out her feelings, it was impossible.
Days passed, it must've been less than three, but it felt longer… She was suddenly pulled from her spot as she was roaming the streets and brought to the side of a young, baby boy.
"Just what the hell was this?" she had thought, but realized that he was the one to carry part of her soul on. She felt happy for some odd reason, probably the god's trick to help her accept her fate now. She wouldn't give in. Never.
As the years went on, she became attached to the boy, though. Shouta Kazehaya. That was his name.
He entered Kitahoro High School…
"Where did that sound familiar? Wait, that's right. My mom and dad mentioned it before. That was the high school I was supposed to go to!" She felt excited and surprisingly happy for real this time. She got to see her high school.
One problem, she noticed right away that something was wrong with the girl Shouta had met on the first day of school. But what was it?
A/N: Ooooe! More cliffhangers! You guys probably know why she feels uneasy, though, right? If you don't... Good luck.
I hope you enjoyed this chapter; I enjoyed writing it a bunch! Oh, but I realized how much I hate writing monologues and how hard it is for me to write in their characters. I really hope you don't mind the mishaps I have with OOCness (Not a word, I know, so shush)
I'll keep trying my best! If I find that I'm really writing out of character it might take me some time again to update. Right not I'm probably fine since I'm not writing Sawako as "Sawako" but as my character.
Just to make something clear: I DO NOT OWN KIMI NI TODOKE OR ITS CHARACTERS! (Already mentioned this, I think... Anyways, clarifying again =P )
Thanks again for reading and keep in touch! *o*