|Beauty Beyond the Barrier
Author: CookieDecor22 PM
Itsuki wants to fit in and feel comfortable in Ukishima, but making friends isn't as easy as it seems. Then crosses paths with Saya Kisaragi, Ukishima's shrine maiden. She may be pretty and outgoing, but why does everyone fear her so much? What secret could she possibly hold?Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Saya Kisaragi & Itsuki Tomofusa - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,871 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 02-13-13 - Published: 10-08-12 - id: 8592574
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Chrissane: I know I shouldn't be working on a new story when I haven't finished my other one. I was talking with people and decided to write something using roses since it came up.
Nene: The main idea revolves around roses and some romance. 49% of the story will be SayaXItsuki, and the first chapter will be told from Itsuki's side. If you don't like SxI, don't worry. Fumito will be in here, as usual. The setting is Sanbara Private School with the students, some OCs due to lack of cast, and special powers. We all know what Saya's power is, right?
Nono: Sort of, since it's quite obvious. First chapter is written in present-flashback-present form, and Saya has a bad reputation...actually, I don't even know if it's good or bad.
Chrissane: Let's just say that because Saya is special, people treat her differently, and that can make her pretty lonely. But Itsuki's pretty lonely from being a newly-moved-in transfer student. Maybe the two will become friends. Don't forget to leave a review!
One: Meeting the Shrine Maiden
"Um...your classroom should be in the other building. Sorry for the confusion."
"It's okay. Nobody was able to figure out what class number I'm in with this bad, illegible handwriting. Thanks anyway."
Itsuki thanked the student and sighed as he walked across the bridge on the third floor to the other school building. It was the first day of school and about a month after he recently moved to Ukishima, yet he was still as confused as he was when he first arrived.
"Itsuki! What class do you have?"
He turned around to see one of the two Motoe twins running toward him. "I really don't know. Somebody said that my class is in the other building? And you are..."
"She's Nene, I'm Nono." The other Motoe twin came up to Itsuki and the girl next to him. "Nene's class is in thatbuilding while my class is here. This is the first time that we've been separated!"
"What?! Nono, I don't want to be away from you!"
"Me neither! Wait, where's Yuuka?"
"I haven't seen her all day."
"Whatever. Let's go find him while we have some time left."
Nene followed her sister back to Building A to find Yuuka, and Itsuki was by himself again. I thought they'd at least help me find out what class I'm in, but they just left to find someone else. Why must I move here at a time like this? I'll never catch up to everything. He sighed and proceeded to Building B to find his class.
"Welcome to Ukishima. Ukishima Shrine: three miles ahead."
The road sign caught Itsuki's attention after seeing miles and miles of building, boring billboards, and whatnot. Finally, he thought. We're at our destination.
"Itsuki, we're almost at our house," Mr. Tomofusa said as he turned a left. "But first, I want to show you your new school that you'll be attending. See those two buildings over there with a bridge in between?"
Great. I hate transferring schools, and now I'm a transfer student again. He refused to look out the window, and his mother saw his face from the passenger side mirror.
"Cheer up, Itsuki. There are a lot of nice kids around here that will be willing to be friends with at school. The population of minors here is almost the same as the population of legal adults. Why do you think the school is so huge?"
"Okaa-san! I know what you're trying to say. Every time we move to a new city, the same exact routine is repeated. It's still summer vacation right now, so how am I going to make new friends?"
"Summer vacation?" Mr. Tomofusa questioned. "If you make friends now, then you'll have somebody you know to talk with when school starts."
And he was right. A couple of days later, Itsuki was making new friends who said they attended the two-building school across the street. He then asked them was that school was like, for he was going to attend there soon himself.
"It's pretty complicated to explain with words," Nene replied. "Nono, do you have that flyer that we made and passed out to families with children who want to attend Sanbara Private School?"
Nono looked through her binder and pulled out a three-fold flyer. "I think it was this one. Here you go, Itsuki. Have your parents applied for your entry, yet?"
"I think so. What's wrong?"
"Applications for elementary transfer students take a long time." Yuuka commented, "You're going to have to take action now in order to get your spot."
"Really? Okaa-san was right about the population of minors being so huge." Itsuki looked through the pages of the flyer and stopped when he saw the name of the school. "Why is it called 'Sanbara Private School?' What's the meaning behind it?"
"Oh, that." Nene replied with an emphasis. "The no-student school gardens are divided into three parts, and each part grows a different kind of rose. Our school is just weird this way."
"And the roses are said to have some special powers. That's why some of the classes in Sanbara include spiritualism, telekinesis, you name it." Yuuka added.
Itsuki sighed in confusion as he tried to wrap his head around everything. Suddenly, he looked at his watch and realized it was getting late. "Sorry, but I really have to go now. My parents would be worried sick if I don't go home soon."
Nono waved him good bye and said, "it's okay. You've just moved here, and everything is still new to you. Take your time."
But Itsuki didn't have the time. Halfway on the road, he realized that he was walking in circles and was getting nowhere near the buildings. In fact, he was about to enter a misty forest by accident.
"Darn it! I hate this place. Not only is this neighborhood abnormally big, but it's foggy as well." He tried brushing the fog away, but it only became cloudier and cloudier. "Help! Can anyone here me? I think I'm lost."
Itsuki turned around to see a fair-skinned girl with raven black pigtails and a pair of oval glasses. She wore a kimono with a white top and a red bottom. But Itsuki couldn't have seen any of that if she wasn't carrying a bright, shining lantern.
"I was walking home, but then I got lost, and now it's foggy. Can you help me?"
"You're new to Ukishima, aren't you?"
"How did you know?"
"Despite being called 'Ukishima,' this is actually just a peninsula. At this time day during this time of the year, the tides will bring in some sea breeze and fog."
"I see. So how will I get back home?"
"Well, you can't navigate well in the fog, but even if you do get really lost, you'll still have this lantern to make your path visible." She handed Itsuki the lantern she was carrying.
"But what about you?"
"I live nearby, and I also know the roads really well. Don't worry about me."
"Oh, okay. I'll probably be fine with his lantern. What's your-"
Before Itsuki finished his sentence, he realized that the girl had left. I didn't even catch her name or get a chance to thank her. With the lantern from the mysterious girl, he walked home slowly...
Itsuki finally found what class he was in with eight minutes left before the bell rang. Unlike his former schools, this classroom was pretty small, but the class size was also small. He randomly took a seat but got yelled at by a student.
"Sorry, but this is my seat. Did you look at the seating chart?"
"Seating chart? Where?"
"On Tsutsutori-sensei's podium."
Tsutsutori-sensei? So that's my new teacher's name. He went over to the podium and glanced at the seating chart. Itsuki's seat was in the fourth column and the second row. To his left was Nene Motoe.
"Nene's in my class?! Finally, someone that I know." The door pulled open, and Nene entered the classroom slowly. "Nene! You sit next to me!"
"Itsuki? You're in the class? Awesome! You sure we sit next to each other?"
"That's what the seating chart says."
The two of them took their seats in a hurry as the other students rushed in. Itsuki told Nene about he strange incident the other day with the fog.
"Really? And she just left without a trace?"
"I didn't even get her name or thank her."
"Well, you owe her a favor. What did you do with the lantern?"
"Otou-san put the fire out and stored it some-" Itsuki immediately stopped talking as he saw someone at the door and followed her every movement.
"Itsuki, what are you looking at?" Nene turned around frantically and asked, "Is Tsutsutori-sensei here already?"
"I don't know if that's Tsutsutori-sensei or not..."
Nene looked around and sighed. "Well, Tsutsutori-sensei's not here, so what are you looking at?"
"It's her...she's the person who gave me the lantern."
Nene followed Itsuki's finger as he pointed to a girl with pitch black pigtails tied with scarlet ribbon and glasses on her fair-skinned face. She wore the Sanbara Private School girls' uniform, just like Nene and Nono, except that the girl wore a gold chain across her collar instead of a silver one.
"Wait..you're saying she's the one who gave you the lantern."
"She the exact same person I saw." Itsuki turned around to see a panic-stricken Nene. "What's wrong with you?"
"It's not what's wrong with me, but what's wrong with you. I don't know if you have too much good luck or bad luck, but it doesn't matter. Itsuki, you just crossed paths with Saya Kisaragi, the Ukishima shrine maiden."
Itsuki looked at the so-called "shrine maiden," but she looked as normal as he did. So I unknowingly met and talked to the shrine maiden, but what's so bad about it? She helped me out through the fog like a good citizen, so what is Nene so worried about? And what did she mean by "good luck" and "bad luck?"
And then Saya shot a glance in Itsuki's direction...
Nene: This is kind of like the first chapter of Purer Than Pure. In fact, both first chapters are pretty similar, as well as the plot.
Nono: Well, one is Saya, and the other is Itsuki. One features some freaky monster, and the other features supernatural powers. Sort of similar...
Chrissane: I feel so bad for making a repetition of stories, but the first story was supposed to be about Saya moving into a new town and witnessing freaky thing, but this is about Itsuki moving into a new town and meeting Saya. They're different! Anyway, please leave a review!