Kagura: Ohayou minna!!!! Or should I say hajimashite? Who gives a shit!

Censors: (whip out death warrants) What were the conditions of the contract Kaze-youkai?

Kagura: (gives dry look) NO swearing, violence (to a certain extent), sexual situations, necking, blah, blah, blah, as this is a PG rated ficcie.

Censors: And?

Kagura: And..

Censors: And?!

Kagura: A-and..

Censors: AND?!?!

Kagura: Gah! Okay, okay. I don't own Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi or in other words Spirited Away (sniffle).

Censors: And?

Kagura: (sniffle) On with the fic (sniffle, sob).

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"Chihiro! Get out of bed your gonna be late for school again!", Rin screamed up the stairs.

Chihiro's eyes moved under their lids while she snuggled under the covers trying to block out her older sister's voice.

"Chihiro!", Rin screamed again this time stomping her foot.

"Okay, okay. I'm coming, just hold on.", she wearily yelled in response.

As Chihiro tottered down the stairs, her movements sluggish and heavy, Rin hmphed.

"There you are! It's a good thing 'kaa-chan and 'tou-chan leave before us or you'd be in big trouble Sen!" Rin scolded.

"You can't be that mad at me." Chihiro stated plainly.

"What makes you say that?" Rin questioned.

"You called me Sen. You only call me Chihiro when you're mad.", she said lightly.

Rin frantically wracked her brain for a caustic response. She hated to admit the klutz was right at times like these, like when Chihiro woke up late. Finally she came up with one.

"But I did call you Chihiro. Twice in fact." Rin said smugly.

"Whatever." Chihiro said lightly before walking out the door.

"Hey wait up! I have to walk you to school!"

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Chihiro and Rin walked to school in silence. Rin had her headphones on and was listening to Do As Infinity. Chihiro was just thinking about the up coming field day her school was having.

When they finally reached Chihiro's elementary school, Rin turned to Chihiro and sighed.

"Well, squirt, it's off to school for you. I'll pick you up at 3:00. Got it?" Rin said raising an eyebrow.

"Got it." Chihiro said giving a mock salute.

Rin shook her head in a playful manner and started to stalk off when..

"By the way, I love you o-nee-chan!" Chihiro yelled after her.

"I love you too, imouto-chan!"

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Chihiro walked into her classroom and spotted Rumi, her best friend in the whole world.

"Ohayou, Chihiro-chan!" Rumi said waving her over to a desk next to her.

"Ohayou Rumi-chan!" Chihiro said sitting next to the dark browned hair girl. (A/N: okay Rumi is a real character, she gave Chihiro the bouquet in the movie, I'm just making up the description).

"Say, where's Nanami-chan (no not El Hazard Nanami) and Sou-chan?" Chihiro said noticing her two other friends were not there.

"Well, Sou-chan broke the zipper in her uniform skirt and had to go to the office to call her mom. Nanami-chan just decided to go with her." Rumi said shrugging. A boy with short chocolate brown hair and cobalt eyes walked up to the two girls.

"Hi girls.", he said in a cocky voice. Rumi blushed.

"Ohayou, Toma-kun." Rumi said in a shy voice.

"What do you want Toma?" Chihiro said annoyed.

"Why Chihiro darling? Whatever is the matter with you? Hey why don't you be my girlfriend, it would only make things easier.", he said in a tone that reminded Chihiro of an over confident sports star.

"No way Toma. I don't want a boyfriend, and I don't like you. Besides your eleven and I'm ten. I don't want older men." Nanami snickered, having just entered the room, at this last part. She knew Chihiro was just making excuses now.

Toma was seething. "No girl in this class refuses me. You just passed up a perfect opportunity to be popular."

"No, I just passed up the perfect opportunity to step on your feet whenever we went walking together." Chihiro retorted placing her hands on her hips. "You may leave now."

As Toma stomped off, Nanami, Sou, and Rumi sighed dreamily. Chihiro gave a grunt of disgust. It was obvious what the three girls, and every other girl in the fourth grade for that matter, were experiencing. Little girl love.

Ahh, the joys of little girl love. Love untainted by social standards or race, love so pure lust wasn't even in mind. Little girl love brought on demure blushes and the shuffling of feet whenever the object of little girl love was around or spoke. Little girl love was acceptence in every way. But usually there were two catches with little girl love. Number one being that all the girls set their eyes on one particular boy and number two being that the lucky girl who won the boys affection was encouraged by her friend and hated by every other girl

Chihiro was special. She only got a few perks of little girl love. She was encouraged by her friends and hated by every other girl. She had successfully won the boys affections, or should I say caught the boy's eye, as she was sure Toma didn't like her in that way, but just wanted yet another ego boost.

"Sen-chan why don't you like Toma-kun?" Sou said in awe.

"Because I'm just a toy he can't have in his eyes. He just wants to prove he can have any girl in the school and I'm in his path to the top.", she said in a knowing tone.

"Your loss." Nanami said as the teacher walked in.

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Chihiro pushed Nanami on the swings as Nanami's black pigtails moved with the wind. Sou was reading a book as Rumi wove a wreath of daisies and placed them on Sou's russet locks that barely reached her chin (a/n: imagine Tsubame from Rurouni Kenshin). Sou gave a warm smile before returning to her page.

Nanami hopped off the swings to go get their lunches, seeing how luch came during recess and and ended with a half hour of free-time, a.k.a the teachers excuse for solitude in the classroom, or in other words even more recess.

Chihiro wondered what Rin was doing at her middle school. Probably flirting, she thought. As she turned her head to the clouds something caught her eye.

"Hey guys! Look at that funny cloud! It looks like a squiggle.", she exclaimed noting the odd shape it was in and the way it moved so fast.

As Sou straightened her yellow bandana tied under her navy blue sailor collar, she looked to the sky. "Ne, it must be gone now," she commented.

"Hmm.", and with that Chihiro let it slide.

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As Rin and Chihiro got home, Rin went to her room to do homework and Chihiro went outside to play on the tire swing. The land they lived on had been a gift from her fathers company. The forest it resided by was huge and an old farmhouse was somewhere in it. Chihiro and Rin liked to eat picnics and frolic in the field located by a river in the eastern part of the forest. The Kohaku River, that's what it was called, or was it the Sango river (a/n: sorry just had to add that)?

The woods had always mystified her. They just seemed so spooky. She had made her dad call animal control and make sure that no big game lived there. The most they came across was a mother fox and her cubs. Animal Control gladly moved them to a new home.

Right now they seemed to be calling to her. Chihiro tugged on her knee length navy blue pleated skirt, then toyed with her matching navy blue uniform shirt, before heading off into the fukai mori.

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Chihiro trudged on through the thicket. She had noticed early on that many of the leaves in the path she was taking were coated in thick sticky blood. She thought maybe she had stumbled upon the scene of a murder. Instead of scaring her, it excited Chihiro to no end. She might get a reward! Besides she couldn't get caught. She was one of the fastest runners at Nabayuki Elementary School.

Her path finally took her to the Kohaku/Sango River. But something was off. There was red flowing in it. 'More blood!', Chihiro thought, 'I hope I'm not too late to save this person!'

She reversed directions and traveled the length of the river and came across-

"A dragon!"

There, on the banks of the Kohaku River, lay a badly injured silvery white dragon, marred only by the many abrasions and blood covering its scales and fur.

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Kagura: (holding up fan glowing with channeled ki) Well, minna-san whatcha think? Why don't you tell me in a review while I kill Hayao Miyazaki-san's lawyers. Ja ne!