Best Time of my Life

Authors notes: Hmmm...Ackward title

Disclaimer: I don't own Rival Schools or any person/company I may mention.

April and May have passed when things picked up again. Everything was normal except Natsu periodically trying to murder Momo and Roberto coming from Ran's house with a huge smile. School today was very boring, it was dead week. The teachers wore giving us time to study for finals, the heat was rising and so wore plans for summer.

"Hey Hige." I said to my second baseman. We wore just relaxing in Algebra 2 while studying slightly, Natsu had forced me to study so much I almost memorized the whole red book with various equations that made the subject look fun.

I looked around at all the desks, a lot of them wore empty since kids decided to ditch, maybe twenty. The class was even more bare since all of the decor was stripped from the white, plain walls. I looked towards the ceiling, it had plain white panels with multiple tiny holes in them. The long bars of light illuminated the room that was pretty silent with some light conversations going on. I looked at the 8 computers lined along the back wall in table with blue chairs tucked in neatly.

"Yeah." Hige said about to go to sleep. He wore the same as everybody else that seemed to almost kill individuality. His hair was light brown and not well kept, it was shoulder length and messy.

"You got summer school?' I asked.

"Naw, Takeshi does." He said.

"Gonna play ball over the summer?" I asked.

"Yeah, more like training. And I'm going to a Dusty Baker Academy out in Sacramento, California." Hige said looking up at me.

"Dusty Baker huh. Nice, my Grandpa has a traveling team he made. We want some more kids, could really use your bat." I said.

"Hmmm. Sounds good, but I won't be able to play till late July." Hige informed.

"Can't wait." I said putting my head down on the desk.

That was basically how the day went, very boring but this year was almost done. It was kind of dead at school since a lot of kids weren't there and there was no spirit. After school ended at 3:30 me and Natsu decided to go to her house to study for our finals. We walked through the city.

"Man. I can't wait for this pressure to be off me!" I yelled out of stress.

"Relax, you'll deal. You're used to pressure right." Natsu said in her usual relaxed tone.

"Anyway. What are we gonna study today?" I asked.

"Don't know, we'll decide when we get to my house." Natsu said.

We finished the walk to Natsu's were I noticed that the usual '03 Gallant wasn't there.

"Dad ain't home?" I asked shifting my bat to my left shoulder.

"Yeah, he won't be getting home till late." She said.

"Oh, hey I got a game today at Alpine Park. I almost forgot to ask, but can you go?" I asked.

"Should be able to." She said.

We walked up the little cement walkway past the small decor lights in the freshly cut green grass to her suburban house. She unlocked the door and we entered, she walked up the stairs to her room, but I stopped at the steps.

"Hm? Something wrong?" Natsu asked. taking her green and black backpack off and running her right hand through her hair which looked actually kind of sexy. I shook my head to dismiss the thought.

"Ah no, just I've never been inside your room." I said walking up the steps.

"Okay, you're not really the type to be skittish." Natsu said.

I was actually felling sick, like I was nervous, I began sweating. I pulled my cap off and wiped the sweat off of my forehead. Her room was at the end of the hallway, the door was closed and the hallway was very dim. Natsu led the way past three doors and opened her door flooding the hallway with light. My eyes quickly adjusted as I placed my bat in the corner between the door and the wall, I pulled my backpack off of the bat and placed it by her bed. Her room was big but the huge bed, desk, and other items she had set up made it...Cozy. She had a shelf that was a dark brown color about six feet off the ground with all of her volleyball trophies. Her bed was neatly made with a red blanket with white sheets and some stuffed animals by the head rest.

"Wow." I said as I looked around her room.

She had Volleyball posters of various women in bikinis in some kind of still image that showed their athletic ability and a poster of Vega hanging on the right wall from the door. I sat on the bed and pulled out my English text book. It was blue with a picture of a forest in the snow.

"Wanna study some English?" I asked.

"Okay." She answered. She sat close to me and we opened the books.

"Y'know it's kind of hot in here, I'm gonna open the window." I said.

My throat felt dry, and like I had a lump. I was also sweating too much.

"You okay Shoma?" Natsu asked.

"Yeah-of-course-why-wouldn't-I-be?" I asked to quickly. I haven't felt like this since that day by the pool and sort of when I had to hold Natsu from killing Momo with my bat.

I walked back over to the bed and sat next to her. I started feeling hot again.

"Okay Shoma now what's a Hyperbole?" Natsu asked. She looked towards me.

My eyes locked onto hers and we stayed there for a moment.

"A.a. An ex-exager-uh exaggeration." I said.

"R-right!" Natsu yelled quickly. "And a simi..."

Natsu trailed off as we stared into each others eyes. I moved in closer then we paused, Natsu started to bite her lower lip. Her hair covered her right eye which looked very sexy. I tried to dismiss the thought, but I didn't know if I liked it or hated it. The sickness went away and I felt confused, Part of me wanted to turn away but I also wanted to...To kiss her. She moved closer and quit biting her lip, her breathing was sort of shaky and delicate. I shifted my head to the left and she followed, I brought my face closer and then it happened. Our lips joined for a second then parted, her lips wore soft, warm, and sweet. We kissed again, I felt her tongue touch mine. She pressed her body against mine and gently started to push me on my back.

"Shoma. Please." Natsu whispered in my ear.

This was weird, I didn't know what to do. I panicked.

"Y'know I think I got something to do back...Home." I couldn't think of a lie. "Uhhh...Bye!" I said picking up my backpack and heading for the door.

"Shoma." Natsu said lowly. "You can't do that."

"Huh? Ah well um. It's all right we just forget this and act our usual all right?" I asked.

Nastu stood from the bed with her head held low. Her legs wore spread shoulder length and crouched low, her hands wore clenched into a fist.

"Ahh. I'll be going now!" I yelled breaking for the door.

"Shoma!" Natsu yelled as she caught the collar of my Gorin High shirt.

I fought against being pulled back, the shirt was chocking me and was starting to tear. I heard it continue to rip as two buttons popped off, she was gaining leverage on me it was only a matter of time before something indecent would happen. Viciously she pulled me back, I was lifted into the air and flew back while breathing in a huge gasp of air. The room flew by in a blur as I flew onto the bed where I bounced on my back. Quickly I rolled in the air and landed on my hands and legs on her bed, ruining her bed as I kicked up the sheets running towards her window with Natsu breathing down my neck.

Roberto was jogging to Natsu's house to see if she wanted to run some miles. It was dusk out and the sky had a reddish tint to it. Berto jogged past various houses ranging from 1 to 2 story houses, kids played games outside like soccer, baseball, basketball, and even some playing volleyball.

"Ahh there's her eh?" Berto said as he noticed what looked to be a man trying to escape through her window. Looked like somebody strong was holding him back since the only thing keeping his head out was his hands which wore really straining. He had a baseball cap on backwards with three large black spikes of hair sticking out. It was Shoma.

"Eh I always knew she was a freak." Roberto said jogging past her house down the street as the lights came on.

Oh man I think Natsu is about to rape me, I can't believe this. I'm gonna be the only guy ever to get raped by a girl I think. My grip on the outside of the window frame was loosening, my legs weren't even touching the ground. If anybody saw me I hope the call for help.

"Help me!" I tried to yell but the strain it took for me to hang onto the frame made it sort of a weak attempt to whisper.

I was about to be.

"Waaaaahhhhhhh!" I yelled as I was thrown to the ground were I skidded toward my bat. "Natsu I don't want to." I jumped off the floor and reached for my bat but she had grabbed a volleyball off of the ground and served it very fast into my bat knocking it away. " Son of a bitch." I said as Natsu charged at me.

I tried to defend by pushing her back while trying to side step to my left, but she wrapped me up in her arms and threw me onto the bed.

"Well I guess there's a reason why they call you the "Powerful Attacker"." I said as I bounced on the bed.

Quickly she pounced on top of me. I give up, Natsu stared at me then brought her head down by my right ear.

"Shoma." Natsu whispered again.

"You sure you wanna do this?" I asked.

Natsu propped herself up on top of me and nodded her head while biting her lower lip again.

"All right then." I said.

"Wait five minutes!" Natsu said hurriedly as she took off towards her drawers then to the bathroom, the door right next to the stairs.

I took off my shirt and closed the blinds and just stood there for a minute. I couldn't believe what I was about to do. After a little while I heard a soft pound behind me, I turned around to see Natsu standing there as the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. She was wearing some red and black satin lingerie with red lipstick that made her lips look wet, her hair covered her right eyes again as she stood in the doorway with her head held slightly down and tapping her left big toe onto the ground. She looked nervous, I had to put this ackward moment into something we could both identify with.

"Get some!" I yelled hopping onto the other side of the bed and bending my knees slightly while holding my hands down by my knees.

"Hahah." Natsu slightly laughed. She gave a small grin and charged me as fast as she could. After three steps she was on me, I wrapped my hands around her waist and threw her onto the bed pinning her down. She managed to wrestle me onto the bottom while she pinned me, I held a small grin. I was actually enjoying this.

"Shoma...Do you think I'm pretty?" Natsu asked.

"No...I think you're friggin gorgeous." I answered.

I felt tears drop onto my face, she was crying. She flopped on top of me her head landing on my chest, how that happened I don't know.

"I...I always thought I was ugly!" She sobbed hitting my chest.

"Ow! Ow! Hey!" I yelled she was hitting my chest very hard. "I don't think that all right." I said hugging her mainly to stop her from beating my chest in.

"Shoma." Natsu said, she quit crying and was looking into my eyes.

"You still wanna do this?" I asked. All this crying may have killed things.

She nodded yes. Friggin awesome. I quickly pulled my wallet out and grabbed some protection, thank you Suichi. And had the best time of my life, better than my perfect game when I hit a home run. It was getting late and I missed my game, but I frankly didn't care. Natsu had gone to sleep on facing me while I just laid there awake staring into her face while holding her. Wonder if the first time was supposed to hurt, she was kind of rough and strong and wild and commanding. I reflected on the past events with some pride, it was Saturday again so it didn't really matter when I came home.

"You're still awake?" Natsu asked as she woke up slowly opening her eyes.

"Hmm? Yeah, got to go pretty soon." I said looking down at her.

"Nooo. Just stay here." She said burying her head into my chest.

"Hey I was wondering." I said.

"What?" She asked.

"Are your feet even on the bed?" I asked.

"...No." She said.

"Haha, then move up. I should be resting on your chest if anything." I said, she's like 5'11 after all and I'm like 5'3.

She moved up higher and just laid there. After around 15 minutes of laying there and talking I got up, her father could be home soon. After fumbling around in the dark and stubbing my big left toe on her bed frame I reached the rather tall lamp.

"Why are my pants on your trophy shelf?" I asked, but just dismissed the question.

I grabbed my belongings and quickly got dressed while she looked on from under the covers, the room was kind of humid and warm. I didn't wear my Gorin shirt because Natsu tore it so I just wore my A-shirt that I normally wore under it.

"Uhh." I didn't really know what to say. "Bye." I said putting my backpack on my bat and putting my bat on my right shoulder.

"Love you!" Natsu yelled as I began walking down the hall.

I froze in my tracks, I've never heard that word used in the way she ment it. It felt nice, better than almost anything else I've felt but I didn't know how to respond.

"I uhhh...Love you too!" I yelled running down the hall. I heard her laugh a little. I ran down the steps, through her house and out the door into the cool June night.

I just felt like running, I was surging with energy and have never felt this happy in my life. While a little ways down the street I looked back at Natsu's house in her window. Her blinds kept me from seeing into her room but I could see her shadow, it looked like it was dancing. I smiled and ran the rest of the way home. Upon returning home my Grandpa was sitting on the couch with a smile

"Hey Grandpa!" I yelled almost strutting to my room.

"Hey Shoma, Studying go well?" Grandpa asked.

"Yup." I said. "You guys won I take it."

"Yes 3-1, Ryo put on a clinic on the mound." Grandpa said. "Next game's in two days, you gonna make it?" Grandpa asked.

I had just realized the short, balding, old man of around 60 years old was still wearing his coaching uniform.

"Should." I said walking back to my room.

Though the rest of the day was normal everything had a more up beat tempo to it. So after the usual routine of bathing, studying because I didn't at Natsu's, eating dinner, and watching any sport show I could find. The next morning I awoke at 6:00 a.m. without my alarm clock. I switched it off and walked up to my closet even if I couldn't all that well. The sun was just beginning to rise, barely over the horizon. I went through my usual rounds for school except as Suichi and I walked out to his 300ZX I asked him something.

"Hey bro, can you drop me off at Natsu's?" I asked to my brother who was carrying his black Nike baseball bag that carried his 34 in. Omaha baseball bat and A3000 11 in. glove along with his practice Gorin uniform. He had a shocked expression on his face that said. "I knew it!"

"I knew it!" Suichi yelled. "So that's what happened when you went to Natsu's."

"Yeah can you or not!" I yelled embarrassed.

"Let me see your wallet." Suichi said, more like commanded.

His look had grown more stern.

"No." I said coldly.

"Give it or I'll take it." Suichi said walking towards me, he had to be around 6 feet away.

"Come on with it." I said taking a step forward and hold my hands up in more of a regular boxing position.

"Since when could you beat me?" Suichi asked confidently.

He rushed forward letting his head lead, I slapped him quickly with my left hand making him flinch back. He ran again, I threw a left, right open hand combo. He dodged outside both strikes and attempted to throw me. I jumped back then to the right side avoiding Suichi and causing him to stumble. He spun to his left and feinted to swipe at me high, I jumped to the left side but he met me there and swiped my wallet out of the back left pocket of my pants.

"I don't believe it." He said searching through my wallet.

"It ain't like that, I threw it away. I don't have time for stuff like that." I said avoiding eye contact.

"You little bastard I knew you had it in you." Suichi said tossing my wallet back to me.

"Let's go." I said as we walked to his 300ZX. "So can you take me to Natsu's?"

Natsu's POV


Quickly I turned off the digital alarm clock.

"6:20 eh? Hmmm." I said, I really didn't want to go to school today but it had to be done.

I performed my morning duties: Bath, start getting dressed, cook breakfast, finish getting dressed though I decided to do something different. I tried putting on make-up, I put eye liner on, curled my eyebrows, put pink lipstick on, and dabbed some flesh colored powder on my cheeks. Thank you Hinata, I think I did a pretty good job.

"Who are you looking special for?" My father asked.

"Nobody, just wanted to try something different." I said kind of hiding my face. Dad had a great talent for seeing through lies.

"Hmmm. Well then I'll see you when you get home." Dad said. "Ohh and tell Shoma I want to meet him."

"Okay. Wait what?" I said but he was already gone.

I knew if Dad could see through me Hinata and the rest of the girls would have no trouble. I grabbed my school bag with all the books I had to return today before I took my finals. I also packed my Volleyball bag, sighed deeply and walked out of my house locking it.

"Hey Natsu!" Hinata said walking towards my house.

It was around 6:35 a.m. and even as kids we've always walked with each other to school even if she does live in the city while I live in the suburbs.

"Hey Natsu ohh!" Hinata was shocked when I looked towards her.

"Hah! I knew you two wore just denying it!" Hinata yelled.

"Lay off it's no big deal." I said as we began walking to Gorin.

"Yes it is. Everybody's been waiting on this since that whole incident, even kids at my school have been wondering." She said.

"You guys really need to get a life." I said.

"Hey whose in the 300?" Hinata asked as a yellow 300ZX came cruising down the street.

"Oh! Hinata please don't get to excited just stay quiet about me and Shoma for now. That stuff really annoys him." I said.

"How do you know?" She asked.

"Because it annoys me." I said as the 300 parked next to us.

Shoma's POV

"Hey Girls!" I yelled.

Damn Hinata was with her.

"Hey Shoma!" Hinata yelled back while Natsu sort of waved.

"Hey Hinata, how's about I give you a ride?" Suichi asked.

"Yeah!" She yelled hopping into the passenger seat as I got out.

Suichi whipped a reverse 180 to his right and drove off leaving a cloud of smoke behind him along with the smell of burnt rubber.

"Hmm. Lets go." Natsu said with a wide smile on her face.

"Wow you look...Nothing like how you normally do what happened?" I asked as we began walking to school.

"I wanted to look nice. For you, you don't like it?" Natsu asked with an insecure tone and look.

"Ohh no I'm already getting all hot just looking at you." I informed her in a joking manner. "But it's more of a lust thing y'know?" I asked.

"Ohh. No." Natsu said.

"Well I like you way you were. You don't have to get all pretty for me." I said.

"Ohh. I'm sorry." Natsu said.

"Why'd you apologize? Act normal c'mon you're with me." I said.

"Yeah I know but." Natsu trailed off.

"I'm your first boyfriend aren't I?" I asked.

She nodded yes, come to think of it not that many guys like a girl who could kick their ass and is sort of tomboyish.

"Am I your first?" Natsu asked.

"Of course not. I've had plenty of yeah you are." I confessed.

"Hahaha! You're funny." Natsu said.

"Hey! Shoma here, now quit acting all weird and act normal. I'm your boyfriend not some tyrant husband." I said.

"Okay. I..."

"If you say I'm sorry I'm choking you out." I said.

"Like you could." She said.

"Hah! That's what I'm talking about, be." I slapped her butt with my right hand and gave a slight squeeze. "Normal...ish."

Out of instinct Natsu clenched her fist and prepared to hit me.

"Now give me a kiss." I commanded. "Y'know you want to."

"What. Well with an attitude like that...Okay." She said.

We kissed and continued to walk to school. We arrived holding hands to the campus, the whole school seemed to stop in their tracks as they saw us.

"...What!?" I yelled at the kids who stopped and stared at us.

We walked by the center of school were the Baseball club hung out.

"Hey Shoma Wow!" Taiki yelled.

"See ya babe." I said kissing Natsu on the cheek.

"Huh? Oh babe-me-nickname right." Natsu said walking towards the Volleyball club.

I could hear the surprised squeals of the girls as Natsu approached them.

"Aha! I knew it. Hige give me my money." Yas boasted.

"Damn Shoma you two couldn't wait one more month?" Hige asked pulling money out of his wallet.

I scratched the back of my head under my cap. I placed my bat down and sat on the bench as the team quizzed me. The day was actually kind of easy, being how much studying I did recalling that information during the finals was not that much of a challenge. I was pretty confident that I aced the tests. As the day ended I knew as I took my last final that the year was basically over, but something felt like it was just beginning. As the days passed I spent a lot of time playing baseball, talking baseball, hanging out with friends, and going out with Natsu to any place we could find interesting. Soon summer vacation was on us and I couldn't be happier. It was going to be some of the best fun I would ever have.

Author's note: I had to break away from the cliché long troubled search for love even though it was always there so I put a sort of realistic touch in. Hope you like it, but now you don't have to read about our hero whining about how dumb he was.