Been a long while since I wrote a story. Maybe a couple of years now? I forget. In any case, I decided to start again. And what better choice for a story than a popular game called Huniepop? After reading some of the stories on here and being thoroughly impressed with them, I figured, 'What the heck? I'll make my own!' So anyway, here's the first chapter of my hopefully awesome tale. Hope you enjoy it!
Saturday, Bar and Lounge
I sighed as a cupped the cold glass of whiskey I was currently drinking in the local bar. It was a Saturday night, and I was supposed to be out somewhere having a good time. I mean, that's what normal guys do, right? They go out to places on weekends, like clubs or something in hopes of finding a girl so that they can get lucky. Unfortunately, I didn't have the best luck when it came to women. I mean, I could talk to them, but our 'talks' would never go any further than that. I just lacked the one crucial thing all guys needed to meet a girl. What that thing was, however, I didn't.
Oh right. Before I forget, let me introduce myself. My name is Charles Joseph Harrison. My friends call me C.J. since it's a lot easier than just deciding whether to call me Charles or Joseph. I don't really mind much. I actually quite like it. Not many people have a name that consists of fewer than three letters. Anyway, I'm currently a student at the local university. I'm taking a couple of English classes, because I someday want to become a writer. I don't know what I write about, but I'm sure I'll find something. The world is a huge place, after all. There are tons of stories out there just waiting to be discovered by somebody, right?
Anyway, as I previously stated, I was sitting by my lonesome enjoying the ice-cold whiskey in my glass in the bar. I had been coming here for the past few nights just to drown my sorrows. I heard a couple chatting to themselves, laughing and enjoying each others company. I sighed as I looked at my reflection in my drink, because I quickly downed it in one gulp. Life could be so unfair at times. I was at the prime of my life when I was suppose to have a woman or something, but as previously stated, my luck with women was just like my drink: nonexistent.
I always hated whenever my friends talked about their "successes" with women. It annoyed the heck out of me, because I could never relate. I, unfortunately, was still a virgin. I never knew the touch of a woman. Hell, I never even had the pleasure of taking a girl out on a date! Although I always played it off in front of my friends, it really annoyed me. Why can't I ever end up getting lucky like them?! Why?!
I sighed once more as I raised my hand, signaling the barkeep for a refill. He simply nodded as he refilled my glass to the brim. I took the glass in my hand, and was prepared to down it once more.
"Hey you!" someone called out, startling me. I turned around, and my eyes grew big. A young and cute brunette wearing a short red dress with green eyes was speaking to me. …Or was she? I discreetly looked around, but there was no one sitting next to me. Whenever I came to the bar, I always tried to get a sit next to the barkeep, but I always tried to sit alone, since I wasn't really much of a social person. …Huh, now that I think of it, maybe that's why I could never get a girlfriend. Because I didn't like talking to people.
"Umm…" I muttered out as I looked at the girl before me. "Are you… talking to me?" I asked. I know it was a dumb thing to say, but I just wanted to make sure she was actually speaking to me. I've made a fool of myself before by speaking to people when I thought they were speaking to me when they really weren't, so I just wanted some confirmation.
"Well of course I'm speaking to you." She said, rolling her eyes at the question. "There's no one else here, except the barkeep. And I'm sure as hell not talking to him!"
"Oh, uhh, r-right." I mumbled, as I idly scratched the back of my head, embarrassed. I took a deep breathe to steady myself. This always happened when I became nervous.
"Riigghhhtt…" The girl said, cocking an eye at me.
"Sorry, I just don't… speak to a lot of girls." I said. It was the truth, really. I never had the gall to actually speak to a girl straight up. If I did, the conversation only lasted for a moment before it ended. I said what I had to said, and let the chips fall where they fall. That's how it was for a guy who wasn't used to speaking to people. You get used to it, after a while.
"Well you're talking to one now, champ." The girl said, smiling. "Lucky you, huh?" She laughed, and took a sit near me, surprising me. I never really had a girl sit so close to me before. Of course, in class, I usually sat near a girl, but we never spoke or anything. Besides, I was in class, a place for learning. My mind wasn't on girls, at the moment.
"My name is Kyu; nice to meet you." The girl known as Kyu said, introducing herself. I cocked an eyebrow at her strange name.
"Kyu?" I repeated. "You mean, like the letter 'Q'?" I asked, and I immediately regretted it.
"No, not like that at all." Kyu answered, frowning.
"Oh, right." I said, embarrassed at myself. "S-sorry."
"Damn it, why did I say that?!" I thought, mentally slapping myself. "Stupid, stupid, stupid!" You have to remember, I have no social skills whatsoever when it comes to girls.
"Riigghhhtt…" The girl said, again cocking an eyebrow at me. "Look buddy, are you going to be alright? It looks like you're having trouble holding it together."
"Huh?!" I exclaimed, shocked. "Uhh… no. I just, I mean, I just…" I stammered out, trying to think of excuse.
"You just, you just…" The girl repeated. "Yeah, that's what I thought."
I sighed, quickly downing my drink. This always happened when I was around girls. I always wound up making a fool of myself, in one way or another.
"You're right." I said, upset. I stood up and placed some money on the counter for the barkeep to take.
"I'll just go." I turned around on my heel, and prepared to walk out the door. …Or I would have if someone hadn't grabbed my wrist, jerking me back. I turned around, and looked as it was Kyu.
"Yeah, you could leave." She said, her face hiding a smirk. "…Or you could sit back down, and stop being so weird about it." She pulled me back to my sit and sat me down. I blinked, not really knowing what to think of say.
"Sheesh, one would think you've never spoken to a girl from the way you act." Kyu stated. She had no idea how right she was. As I sat there, I could feel Kyu's eyes on me, studying me, as if I were a foreign object. I looked at her, cocking an eyebrow.
"What?" I asked, a bit nervous from being stared at. That was one of my pet peeves. I hated being stared at, for whatever reason. It always made me nervous, like people were judging me or something.
"Hmm, wait, you know what? This could actually work…" Kyu said, speaking to no one in particular.
"Huh? What will work?" I questioned. Apparently, my question fell on deaf ears, as Kyu was off in her own little world.
"Oh yeah! This is great! This will definitely work!" Kyu yelled out, attracting the attention of some of the other customers. I flinched and ducked my head down, hoping they wouldn't see me. What was with this woman?!
"Kyu, please keep your voice down!" I said, afraid someone may come over here. However, if Kyu had heard me, she wasn't listening.
"Oh yeah! Today is your lucky day, pal!" Kyu said, taking my hands. I blushed and looked as her hands were now covering mine. Aside my mom, I never really held hands with a girl before. It was a new experience. I felt how soft her hands were in mine, and I had to stop myself from smiling. But then I realized what was going on, and shook my head.
"Huh? My lucky day?" I repeated, not understanding what this strange woman was saying.
"Yup!" Kyu answered, happily. "Listen, I've got to get going. But trust me, you and I will definitely see each other again, K?"
"Uhhh… okay?" I answered, still not really understanding.
"Great! See you later!" Kyu said, she as stood up. "Niiight!" And with that, the strange woman known as Kyu was gone as mysteriously as she had appeared. As I watched her walk out of the door of the bar, only one question came to my mind at this present moment.
"What the heck just happened?"
After that whole affair at bar, I headed back home to my apartment to get some sleep. After I graduated from college, I decided to get myself an apartment, since I didn't want to stay with my parents. My father felt that I should have gotten a dorm instead of apartment to get, what he says, "the full college experience". But I felt an apartment would suit my needs more since I wasn't really in the interest of having a roommate.
After a short dinner, I headed off to bed. I didn't have any prior engagements, so I was free to sleep in all day, which is exactly what I planned on doing. Or so I thought…
"Hey you!" Someone said. "Rise and shine! We've got work to do!" I could have sworn I heard someone talking to me, but thinking it was just a dream, I ignored it. Unfortunately, the voice spoke again, and this time, in a louder and more irritated voice.
"I said, get up!" The voice shouted. I groaned, as I turned around in bed, ignoring the voice. It was a Sunday, for Pete's sake! Today was supposed to be a day of rest, not work. And that's exactly what I was going to do: rest!
"Okay, you asked for this!" The voice shouted. At the moment, I felt the covers keeping me warm and secure pulled off of me.
"Ahhh!" I yelled, sitting up as the cold air hit me. I liked leaving the A/C on when I go to bed at night since it gets really hot. But I sure as hell pay for it in the morning whenever I get up, and my feet touch the wooden floor. I glared at the person, until I got a good look at them, and my eyes grew wide in shock.
"About time you woke up." The strange person said, her hands on her hips. "If the pulling the sheets off you didn't work, I was afraid I was going to have to resort to dumping water on you. And I think we can both agree we didn't want that to happen."
I wasn't listening to a word the person was saying, since I was still too in shock to hear anything. This person was a female with a slender physique and curvy hips. Her chest was okay, but nothing to scream about. Her hair was pink and in ponytails with some sort of antennae attached to it. Her eyes were green, and for some reason looked strangely familiar. But what really got my attention about this woman was the fact that she had two large wings on her back.
"Huh? What's wrong?" The woman asked, cocking an eyebrow. "Is there something on my face?"
"Ahhh!" I screamed outloud, scaring the crap out of the woman. "Cosplay pervert!"
"Pervert?!" The woman repeated, upset. "I'm not a pervert! I…" The woman stopped and put her finger to her chin and looked upward, as if she was thinking. "Well… I guess I am kind of a pervert, so… I can't say anything about that." She said, smiling.
"Who are you?!" I yelled, still scared out of my wits. For one thing, I didn't know who or what this woman was, so you can imagine how I feel right now. And also, there was the fact that she had a freakin' pair of wings on her back!
"What do you mean, 'who am I'?" she repeated. She pointed to her face, smiling. "You mean you forgot about this adorable face? We did meet just last night, ya' know."
"Last night?" I repeated. Now my memory may not exactly be the greatest, but I think I'd remember if I ever met someone like her, even if wasn't the night before! Besides, the only person I met last night was that strange woman, Kyu. And this person couldn't possibly be her! But as I thought those things, I took a good long look at her face, especially around her eyes. As I stared at her, my eyes grew big and wide.
"Kyu?!" I exclaimed, shocked.
"Bingo!" Kyu answered, laughing.
"But… you can't be Kyu!" I explained. "She had brown hair, and, you know, not wings."
"Clever disguise, right?" She said, laughing. "I can change my hair any color I want. It's pretty sweet. And hiding my wings is no big thing. Just a little magic, and whola!"
I sat there on my bed, blinking, not believing any of this. For lack of anything else to do, I pinched myself on the arm.
"Umm, what are you doing?" Kyu asked, staring at me.
"Nothing." I answered. "Just making sure that this isn't some sort of dream or something."
"Riighttt." Kyu said, before shrugging it off. "Anyway, in case you haven't noticed by now, I'm a fairy."
"A fairy?" I repeated.
"Well, to be exact, a love fairy." Kyu corrected.
"Yeaahhh." I said, not believing it. "I hate to burst your bubble there, but fairies aren't real. They're just fairy tale creatures you find in story books."
"Common misconception." Kyu said. "I assure you, fairies are real, and we do exist outside of story books, ya' know. We just play along with that rumor, even though we really don't have too."
"Riightt." I said. I still didn't fully understand, but I wasn't really in the mood for an explanation.
"Anyway, as a love fairy, it's basically my job to help poor sods like you out with the ladies." Kyu explained. "I don't like to brag, but… well, okay, I do like to brag, but not the point. The point is all of my previous clients are basically walking babe magnets. You though…" Kyu said, chuckling.
"Well, let's just say you will be my greatest accomplishment yet." I found myself frowning at that.
"That last part really wasn't needed." I thought, upset. I'll admit, I'm not the most popular guy around. Maybe not even the most good looking. But I know for a fact there are plenty of guys out there who have it far worse than I do.
"Yeaahhh, thanks for the offer, Kyu, but I'll pass." I said, walking away.
"What?!" Kyu exclaimed. "Why?! What's wrong?"
"Two reasons." I said, stopping to look back at her. "One: I'm still having trouble accepting the whole 'fairies are real' thing. It seems a little too far-fetched, if you ask me."
"Ugh, are you still hung up on that?" Kyu complained, following me as I walked downstairs to my kitchen.
"Yes, I am still hung up on it." I said, upset. "Having a fairy, a creature straight out of legend, appear in your bedroom kinda ruins everything you know about reality and fantasy." I explained. "And two: I know I'm not the best guy around, okay? I know there are guys out there who are faster, stronger, smarter, and better-looking than me."
"But I know doggone well that I'm not the worst guy there is. And for you to call me your 'greatest accomplishment', that really hurts." I said, walking off to get some coffee. I didn't hear anything else after that, and I almost thought that Kyu had left, which would have been fine with me. She had a really bad habit of making a person feel bad, even if she wasn't trying to.
After pouring myself some coffee, I sat down at my kitchen table and quietly drank from my mug, trying to calm my nerves and stress. I looked around and saw no sign of the fairy that had been bugging me for the past ten minutes. I sighed, thinking I may have chased her away for good.
"Look," Kyu said, as she suddenly appeared in the chair across from me at the table, startling me. "I didn't mean that the way it sounded, alright?" She said, no longer acting like her usual self. "I'm not here to hurt your feelings or make you feel bad. Trust me, all of my previous clients were once like you. They thought that they would be alone for the rest of their lives, and no one would even pass them so much as a second glance." She explained.
"But that's why I'm here!" she exclaimed. "I'm not here to put you down or anything like that. I'm just here to help you feel better about yourself, you know?" she said, as she looked at me with a serious look, before looking back down at the table. "But that doesn't excuse what I said upstairs. I'm sorry." I looked at her, a bit surprised, since I didn't think someone like her would ever apologize. I sighed as I awkwardly scratched the back of my head.
"Great, now she's got me feeling bad." I thought. "Its fine, Kyu." I said. "I guess I didn't help by losing my temper like I did. My bad."
"It's fine." Kyu said, smiling, as she put her hand out. "We cool?" I looked at her hand for a brief second before smiling and taking.
"Cool." I said.
"Great!" Kyu said, before pulling me out of the chair, startling me. "Now that the moody, sappy feelings are over and done with, let's get back to work, shall we?" She said, her usual smile plastered on her face. "So tell me, how many dates have you been on?"
"Oh hell." I thought. I hated when people asked me this question, because the answer was a lot more embarrassing than you'd think.
"Well, I've been on…, ya know, an amount." I said, laughing nervously.
"Oh my gosh. It's worse than I thought, isn't it?" Kyu asked. I nodded, embarrassed. "Okay then, grab your shit and let's roll." I looked at her, confused.
"Roll? What do you mean?"
"We're going on a date!" Kyu answered.
"Wait, you mean, right now?!" I asked, shocked.
"Yes, right now!" Kyu said. "No time like the present." I watched as she headed for the door to my apartment.
"But…is there even a place that's open this late?" I asked.
"Of course. The nightclubs around here are always open. But I figure we better start off small, for now."
"So, where are we going?" I asked, as I pulled on my jacket and locked the door to my apartment.
"There's a lounge near her that's open pretty late. It's meant for those cute sappy couples that like to parade their love around in the open." Kyu answered. "You'll like it. …Or not, I don't really care."
"Gee, thanks." I said, sarcastically. As I followed the strange fairy down the street, I had to wonder just what I was getting myself into…
So, that's the first chapter. Sorry if it wasn't anything great. But if it makes you feel better, I'm already in the process of writing the second chapter, and maybe that one will be even better. Feel free to leave reviews if you want. Until next time!