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you're the one i truly love
chapter xi:
switch: (more) bad luck

Book I: Loving Her


"HAHAHAAHAHA, look, Sora! Riku has a pink book!" Yuffie laughed. "That's just so stupid!"

"I...I think that's MY pink book," I said.


"Yes, haha, very funny. We need to get it back—Right. NOW."

She rubbed her chin with her hand. "Another job for Yuffie the Great! Gotta think of another plan...Gawd...Why must I be so...AMAZING?"

"Just hurry up, Yuffie!"

"Okay, okay, geez...oh! I know! We could jump him after school!"


"We could...pretend to be robbers and steal it from him!"


This wasn't going anywhere. I glanced back at Riku, who handed back Kairi the books after she was tying her shoes. "Great, now Kairi has it again."

"I GOT—"

I brought my hand to cover Yuffie's lips. "Shut up! She might hear us!"

Yuffie slapped my hand away. "No, no, no! I got it! I got a bloody brilliant plan! It's, by far, the best plan I've EVER thought of!"

"...So...what is it?"

"Let's just ask her for it."

"WHAT! We can't do that!"

"Why not?"

"It's like going up to some random stranger and saying,'Hey, can I be your friend?'"

"What the hell? It's nothing like that."

"Is too."

"Is not."

"Shut up."

"No, you shut up."

"This isn't helping the situation, you know."

She rolled her eyes, dragging me by the sleeve and taking me out the room. "It's your own damn fault for losing your own diary. Even I'm not stupid enough to do that—not that I have my own diary or anything. Hey, we should get going. We're gonna be..."

She paused, looking up at the ceiling...oh, god. Which probably meant—

"I have another plan."

"NO. No more 'plans!'"

"This one is different." She beams.

"You say that about all your plans!"

"This one is bloody brilliant." She smiles.

"You've been reading too many Harry Potter books."

"I'm so SMART." She throws her arms up in the air.

"And you're really conceited, too."

Then she punches me.


Well. Yuffie was right: this time, her plan is different. But maybe I'm just really, really tired of everything; 'cuz when we pushed Riku into the janitor's closet and locked the door, I didn't feel like myself. Yeah, I think I am sick.

Yuffie rubbed her hands together. "Okay, so let's go find Kairi."

("LET ME OUT!" Riku yelled)

"Shut up, you. If you tell anybody we did this, prepare to wake up one morning and find that all your pretty, long hair is all gone," Yuffie threatened, kicking the door hard. "And I know where you live 'cuz I saw you mowing the lawn and planting flowers just outside your house. Oh, and I remember the time you fell off your bike...LAST YEAR!"

("..You wouldn't...")

"Oh, I would, pretty-boy. I would. MUAHAHAHAHA."

"You're kinda ruining the moment, Yuffie," I said.

"You just had to take my fun away, didn't you?"


Later we found Kairi, sitting on a bench alone. When she saw us come closer to her, she smiled and said,"Hey. Did you guys see Riku anywhere?"

"Nope," I said. I nudged Yuffie because she kept on trying to laugh.

"Oh...He said he was going to buy lunch for us... so I guess the line's pretty long, huh?"

"What line?" Yuffie asked.

"Uh, you know. The line to buy lunch..."

"Oh, right. Duh. Well, Sora brought you a sandwich. He made it himself. Huh, Sora?"

"Wha—Oh, right. Yeah, I brought you a sandwich thing."

I pulled out a sandwich from my backpack (Yuffie had made it a few minutes ago after we locked up Riku in the closet. Who knows what's inside it) and handed it to Kairi, who smiled and said,"That's really nice of you, Sora."


"Eat it. Now," Yuffie snapped. Kairi examined the sandwich. Nervous, I nudged Yuffie again. Finally, Kairi took a huge bite out of it.

"Like it?" I asked, nervously smiling. Then, she swallowed and took another bite. " tastes really—oh, no," Kairi whispered.

"What?" Yuffie smiled.

Slowly, Kairi set the sandwich down on the bench, got up, and hastily walked away. "Sorry," she muttered.

"What is it? Something wrong?" I yelled after her, but she started to run, covering her mouth.

"My plan worked! Now, then. Where's her backpack...AHA!"

Yuffie, who had found Kairi's backpack, began to open it and look through her stuff. I looked back at where Kairi had ran, then asking,"What was it that made her sick?"

"Oh, I dunno. I put random stuff in the sandwich that I thought would make her sick...FOUND IT!"

Proud of herself, Yuffie held up a pink book; then she got up and did a weird dance. "WOOHOO, my plan worked!"

"Ugghh," we heard a moan.

"Oh, shit," Yuffie hid the book behind her back.

Kairi came back, clutching her stomach." didn't put...nevermind..."

"What's wrong?" Yuffie asked sweetly.

"I think I'm gonna go to the nurse's now...Sora, thanks for the sandwich...but I think you put something in it that I'm allergic to, or..." Kairi covered her mouth again. She grabbed her backpack and ran away.

"Yuffie, I think I love you," I said.

"Awwww...I love me, too."

I took the book from Yuffie's hand, flipping through the pages...then frowned. "Yuffie..."

"Huh? What?"

"...This isn't mine."


"This book. This book isn't mine...It's Kairi's diary."

"No...NO, NO, NO." Yuffie rubbed her temples. "No. No. No. No. No. NOOO."

I slammed the book shut, leaning back against the bench. "It's not my diary."

"Wait, are you sure? Are you really, really sure?"—she took the book and flipped to a page—"'Dear Diary: Oh, my gosh. I got the part as Juliet in the play! Oh, my gosh, I'm SO happy. And you know what? Riku didn't get the part as Romeo. I was happy about that—'"

"Wait...WHAT?" I yelled.

Yuffie smirked. "So, not only did my plan work, but now we know Kairi doesn't like Riku!"

She tossed the diary back to me, and I continued,"'That's what I thought until I found out Sora got the part as Romeo. Oh, god. That creep is, like, so obsessed with me. I just pretend to be nice to him, since I don't want to hurt his feelings and all that. I swear, he's, like, my stalker or something.'" And then, the world stopped turning. Time just seemed to freeze.

"Sora..." Yuffie whispered. "I' know...sorry."

"She hates me. She really, really hates me."

"But Sora, let's face it: she'll never like you back."

"Are you trying to cheer me up or make things worse?"

"You didn't let me finish. She'll never like you back, and that's why you should just give up; move on!"

I think she was right.

Sighing, I tossed the book into a nearby trashcan; when it landed, it was still flipped to the page where it said...well, you know.

"You're not giving it back, Sora?"

"I don't care."


It's hard getting over a crush.

Even after that incident at lunch today, I still can't stop thinking about Kairi. I still like her. I still love her.Of course, it did hurt me. I like her just a little less than before. Just a little. Yuffie came over to my house, and we ended up playing video games and stuff. She was still trying to convince me to give up, but it didn't work.

"I still think you should move on."

"I still like her for some reason."

"And I still think you should move on."

"It's hard."

"You're pathetic, Sora."

"I know. I know."


For the following week, neither of us have seen Kairi around school. Man, that sandwich might've been a little too much.

Sixth period: drama

Whenever we rehearsed for the play, Ms. Heartsilly had to read Kairi's lines, so I felt a little weird about saying 'I love you' to a teacher.

"Class, I got a phone call from Kairi's parents yesterday," the teacher announced today. We anxiously waited to hear more. "They say she's very ill, so she won't be able to play as Juliet."

Oh, crap.

"Who's the alternate, then?" A girl asked.

Ms. Heartsilly shifted uncomfortably.

"Well...I haven't got a chance to ask them yet... Their current role, I found out, isn't necessary to the play, so I will be asking them to change their role now to Juliet..."

"So, who is it?" the same girl asked.


- -

'I swear, he's, like, my stalker or something...haha, just kidding.
I'm actually glad someone as nice as Sora has the role as Romeo.
Yeah, he IS a little obsessed with me, but he's really a sweet person.
Oh, man. I have to go. Riku's asking me something.
Love, Kairi'