Hello everyone! I'm taking a little break from my other fic, so I thought I would try out this idea I had. This chapter's really short. It's just a little intro. The real juice will come up later. Now read and review!! Enjoy~!
" " = Dialogue.
* = Action + sound effects
'Italics' = thoughts
************ = Change of scene.
[ ] = My comments
"Taichi" An all too familiar voice called out seductively, distracting the young teen from his thoughts.
He turned his head from his locker and looked in the direction of the voice, coming face to face with his number one harasser, Sora Takenouchi. He decided that he would try to ignore her and returned his attention to his locker.
"Oh come on, Taichi," She said lightly touching the boy's chest, making him very uncomfortable. "Don't you find me attractive? A lot of boys are dying for me to talk to them like I do you." She fainted a hurt look. "I was thinking that you and I could do something 'alone' together, like we did last night." She smiled slyly. Tai's cheeks flushed a little, and heard the soft suppressed giggles from the group of girls behind, and knew all to well that they enjoyed giving him a hard time, especially the girl before him.
Seeing this as a chance to be humiliated, Tai tried to escape, pushing his way past the girl, but failed when she stepped in front of him with a smile.
"Why are you trying to run away Taichi? Don't you want to be with me?" She said, trying to suppress her laughter as she watched the boy grow even redder. Tai stayed silent and started walking away, not even bothering to respond back. Sora knew that she had gotten to him and smiled in triumph.
Tai hastily walked down the hall, listening to Sora and her group of friends, laughing out loud. He was in such a hurry to get away from everyone that he didn't see where he was going, and tripped over someone's stationary bag, that was conveniently placed in front of him. He went flying and hit the ground, his binders, books and pencils thrown everywhere, causing not only Sora's group to laugh even louder, but for the rest of the hall's occupants to join in as well.
Tai picked up all of his things and headed for the library, walking as fast as he could to escape the loudness of the halls.
Finally, he arrived in his only haven of security on school grounds. He sat down at his favorite table and laid his head down, spreading his hands in front of him and sighing in relief.
Ever since he had arrived at Senkawa, Tai had been labeled as the biggest 'geek' and weakling of the school. Everything about him called out geek, his appearance, and personality. Students picked on him endlessly, even picking fights with him. Tai never ran away from a challenge, but he never fought back either. Somehow, Tai accepted this and decided that this would be the way it would always be, and that there wasn't anything that he could do to prevent it.
Relaxing on the table, Tai thought about many things. Past events of his life, things that he still had to over come.
He reluctantly ended his daydream and started studying. He wouldn't get good grades if he just sat there. He opened his thick calculus textbook and began reading.
The bell signaling for the end of the day rang, and all of the students in the classroom got up and hastily packed their bags, wanting to get out of class as fast as they could. No one wanted to stay another minute.
"Mr. Kamiya, will you please stay here for a moment." The teacher called out to Tai. He stopped and changed his path, changing his destination from home, to the teacher's desk. In the background, he could hear Sora snickering. As he walked passed her, she said to him in a taunting voice, "Looks like Taichi's in trouble." Taichi made a face, but other than that, ignored her comment and continued on his way to the teacher's desk.
"You too Ms. Takenouchi" The teacher called out as well. Taichi had to stifle a laugh, whatever was going on, Sora was going to go through it too, but Tai couldn't figure out what the teacher could possibly want with the two of them. He just let it go and continued. He heard Sora sigh angrily from behind.
Finally, all of the students had left the classroom, and no one was left except for Tai, Sora and their teacher. "Yes sir?" Taichi asked quite timidly.
"What is it?" Sora said, as her eyes wandered around the room, looking extremely bored as if the teacher had been talking for hours.
"Ms. Takenouchi, It has come to my attention that your grades have been dropping lately…" The teacher trailed off. Taichi raised his hand to ask a question.
"What is it Taichi?" The teacher asked politely.
"I was just wondering what any of this has to do with me…" Taichi asked, a little puzzled at what her grades had to do with him.
"I'll get to that soon." The teacher said then continued. "Due to your sudden drop in grades, I am going to get Mr. Kamiya here" He said looking at Tai, "to tutor you"
"To WHAT!?" Sora yelled out in shock. Then she turned to Tai and said, "You better decline his offer, or I'll-"
"I'm afraid he can't do that." The teacher said, cutting Sora mid sentence.
"What do you mean he can't? of course he can!"
"No he can't, isn't that right Mr. Kamiya." The teacher smiled at Tai.
Tai sighed and replied, "Yes sir."
"Good, then it's all settled!" The teacher said, a little too happily. "During lunch periods you will study together, after school's you will study together, anything to improve your grades Ms. Takenouchi."
"Lunch times!? No way!" Sora whined. "I can't miss my lunch, that's one of the only times I get to see my friends and I cant be seen around the school intentionally walking with him!"
"Why not? I think that Taichi's really cool" The teacher smiled.
"Cool? You think he's cool? I'm sorry Sensei, but have you taken a good look at him recently? I cant be seen around with him. Absolutely not!"
"And that is why I'm lending you this classroom at lunch. The doors will be locked, and you can even close the blinds if you wish. I really am serious Ms. Takenouchi. If you don't watch it, you are going to fail all of your classes, and I speak on behalf of all your teachers.
Sora saw no more ways out of this. It was true that her grades were suffering, and she was grateful that the teacher was concerned, but the fact that she had to work with the biggest 'geek' in the school was just unnerving. The rumors that would go around if they found out that she had to hang out with him. The image that she worked so hard to create and maintain would be severely damaged.
"Don't go getting ideas from this Kamiya, you got that?" She said angrily to Tai, then storming off. Tai just nodded his head, surprised that she was actually willing to listen to the teacher.
When Sora was gone, Tai looked at his teacher. "Isn't this an abuse of power, ordering me around like this, just cuz I have to listen."
The teacher smiled once again. "It's part of your contract." The teacher shrugged. "Let's call this payback for getting me fired back then." He said, while loosening his tie.
"Don't even remind me." Tai said shaking his head." Thinking about back then will make me feel worse than I already am. I can't believe I agreed to do this. Maybe I should have just stayed at the camp."
"What? And pay for something that you didn't even do. You didn't deserve to go there in the first place. And besides, you're a great actor. Doing a hell of a job." The teacher chuckled. Tai glared at his teacher, causing his teacher to laugh rather than chuckle.
"How many days has it been now?" Tai said, getting serious.
"Five hundred and sixty-two days."
"How many days left." He asked, hoping to be told that it would be over soon.
"Too many. Let's not worry about that right now."
"Maybe I should give up…"
"Don't even think about giving up. That's what they want you to do. Don't let all of our efforts go to waste."
"Yes sir…I guess I'll see you tomorrow" Tai said, walking out of the classroom.
"Bye. Oh, and Mr. Yagami," Tai stopped. "Keep Out of trouble!" The teacher called after him, saying the very same words that he had always said years before.
"I will…" Tai said to himself, walking down the empty hall.
As Tai walked down the street, he unbuttoned the first two buttons on his shirt, took off his glasses and ran his hand through his well-gelled hair, messing it up, transforming into a completely different person. "I will, Sensei."
Confusing? Did you guys catch on? What's going on with Tai and the teacher, and what did Tai exactly do? Many questions, so if you want answers, review and maybe I will update with another chapter!