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Summary: A/U and a tiny bit of OOCness at the beginning. Sora Takenouchi, average girl, just trying to fit in her school, receives some unbelievable news from her father: she is actually a princess! Based off of The Princess Diaries. Sora relates everything from lessons with her proper Grams to trying to snag the guy of her dreams in this journal...
A/N: New story, just something I thought of when I was reading Meg Cabot's The Princess Diaries. This story'll be more like the books than the movie though it'll still be a lot different than the books to. Ages of people are switched around. And expect some healthy amounts of Sorato, Takari, and Koumi to appear later on. Please R & R.
Chapter 1: Of A Journal
Friday, September 29
It's always a bad thing when your mother says the words, "We need to talk." Every time my mother has, the results have been ugly, usually embarrassing, and scarring me for life. There was the, "When a girl reaches a certain age, she needs to start getting ready to have babies," talk. The whole, "You're not cool if you don't stay in school," thing. And the worst yet, "When two people love each other, well I guess they don't have to love each other, and they want to join as one, not meaning they want to get married..." Well, you get the picture.
Why my mother cannot act like any other normal human being when attempting to describe certain situations is beyond me. I'm a teenager, for God's sake! Seriously, it's not like I don't know all about this stuff anyway. But instead of talking to me like the mature young adult that I am, she insists on explaining it like I am a three year old. Why can't she just say it's your period, school is more important than you think, and don't have sex, but if you do, use a condom! How hard is that?
So today, I walked into my mom's sunroom where she keeps a lot of her flowers, afraid of the subject she'd be bringing up. She was sitting in her wicker chair, holding a letter in her hand.
"Sora, please sit down." My mother asked.
"What is it, mom?"
I looked at her, ready for the explanation andnervously waiting to hear today's topic of choice. "This just arrived from your school principal."
"What does it say?" I asked, trying to look innocent though I already knew the answer.
"Sora Isabel Takenouchi! (1) According to this, you tripped Jennifer Jones in the lunchroom today causing her to land in the trash can."
Let me take this opportunity to explain my innocence. That bitch had it coming all along! But more about her later. "I was only helping clean up the environment. You always told me trash belonged in the trashcan. I was just doing my civic duty."
It looked like my mom was trying to hold back a grin. She already knew all about Jennifer. "Nonetheless, it appears you are going to be spending a week in detention." I sighed. Guess I knew it was coming. "Sora, though I don't exactly condone your actions, I do wish you'd find other ways of taking your anger out other than on people you dislike."
Well, I sat there thinking, maybe mom's not so bad after all. Most parents would throw a hissy fit if their daughter did something like that and justified it with the response I'd used. I'll admit, mom is cooler than I thought. But then she had to go and pull a stunt like this, making me retract what I had just thought. She pulled something out of a bag. "Sora, I want you to use this notebook as a journal and write down your feelings in here." She checked her watch and then got up. "I have a client in ten minutes. Talk to you later, dear."
Mom walked out of the room, leaving me staring at this...journal. Thanks a lot, mother!
Sunday, October 1 My Room
I never really believed I would be one to write in a journal. They're the kind of things reserved for girly girls and stuck up whores like Jennifer. Those are just a few of the groups I have to put with everyday at Chicago's Abraham Lincoln High. I,sixeteen year old Sora Takenouchi, am just starting my sophomore year and as of right now, hating every minute of it. Really, I'm not a bad student so that's not why I hate it. Other than Music Appreciation, one of the freaking dumbest classes I bet I'll ever have to take, I'm having no trouble academically.
As for extracurricular activities, I play tennis though I'm really not that great at it. It keeps me busy and as my mother says, out of trouble. I help out with certain school events like homecoming and all that good stuff, but quite honestly being around all the jocks and cheerleaders just isn't my forte. Of course, I have friends, very great friends, but it's hard to say where exactly we fit in on Abe Lincoln's social ladder. My guess is somewhere in between the geeks, nerds, and foreign exchange students.
It's hard to say how the friends I've made actually became my friends in the first place. To make things easier, I'll make a list of my friends and the acquaintances I have that actually say hi to me in the halls, if nothing else.
Friends and People Who May Actually Like Me
1)Mimi Tachikawa: My best friend for life. At first appearance you'd never guess Mimi and I would be friends. She's pretty, perky, and pretty ditzy. I'm more subtle, plain looking, and quite a bit smarter than her. But through it all, Mimi and I became the best of friends, and I can rely on her through thick and thin.
2)Miyako Inoue: She's new at the school, but we've become friends. Miyako is boy crazy and currently is the only one in our circle of friends with a boyfriend. His name is Ken Ichijouji, and he is a boy genius that attends a private all-boys school across town. How boring!
3)Takeru Ishida: (2) Takeru is a little sweetheart. He's a freshman, a grade below me, and someone I used to baby-sit a while back. Takeru's a jock and pretty popular. He asked me to tutor him when we are in the resource room fifth period because his grades aren't the greatest, and he wants to keep playing basketball.
4)Hikari Yagami: She, too, is a freshman, and I met her through Takeru. Hikari and Takeru are best friends and swear there is nothing more to their relationship but about everyone knows it's not true. Hikari's is a really nice girl, and I'm betting by at least Christmas, will be going out with Keru.
5)Christine Taylor: A neighbor and fellow sophomore, along with Mimi and Miyako. Christine and I have known each other for a long time. First we hated each other, then in our fourth grade year, became close friends. It's a wonder how the world works.
6)Yamato Ishida: Takeru's older brother. Senior hottie and musical genius. What more can I say about him? Yamato is pretty popular with the other seniors. He's smart, handsome, and sticks to his beliefs, which has earned him a lot of respect from his fellow classmates. Yamato could hang out with the popular crowd but actually chooses not to. Instead, and this really confuses me, he hangs out with the best soccer player in school, Taichi Yagami, Hikari's older brother, and the blue-haired nerd Jyou Kido. I know Yamato and am actually on hi-bye terms with him in the hallways because he always picked Takeru up from my place when I used to baby-sit him. Yamato and I have had a few decent conversations, but nothing that's going to result in some sort of romance or long-term friendship. But I guess I can hope. (3)
Well, those are the people I actually do consider friends or at least on speaking terms with. Sure, there are the others I'll talk to occasionally but none worth mentioning, or I can't remember their names. But I also have a list of people I dislike or wish knew me.
People who hate me (guess I hate them too) or I wish knew me
1)Jennifer Jones: Bitch, whore, jerk, just about any synonym of those words would describe her. We met in the kindergarten and just hated each other from first sight. Jennifer is one of the most popular people in our grade and probably the whole school. Most of that's probably due to the fact she's dating the hottest guy on the planet (even though Yamato is a very close second) Jacob Richards. No one knows what he sees beyond the long blonde hair, blue eyes, and evil attitude she carries. It's beyond all logical reasoning. Jennifer and I have gotten into enough catfights to last us a lifetime though I'm sure more will come.
2) Jacob Richards: Every time I think of him my heart skips a beat. Corny isn't it. There's only one little problem; he doesn't know who I am! He's gorgeous and the dream guy. He's tall, dark, and handsome. And unfortunately already taken. Like I said before he is going out with Jennifer, which no one understands. Oh well, my chances with him are about as high as mine with Yamato. At least his locker is right next to mine!
3)Jennifer's groupies, the jocks, the cheerleaders, and a list of some other elite groups at Abe Lincoln.
4)Mr. Reynolds: My music appreciation teacher. I guess its unfair to say that he hates me. He really doesn't, it's more like a disappointment in me. He thinks I could be really good at his subject, but I have to disagree. But I do have a reason for hating him. At parent-teacher conferences, when he was explaining to my mother about me not understanding the difference between half notes and quarter notes, he ASKED HER OUT! Seriously I don't know if it is some kind of evil revenge but what's even worse is that my mother accepted. So far no one but Mimi knows about this, and I hope to keep it that way.
I never thought my mother would date someone like him. She's never really been interested teacher type men. But I guess there's a first time for everything. Crap, it's 11:30. Mom's heading up to my room, and I bet she's going to yell at me. I'll write more about it later.
Monday October 2
I guess by mentioning my mother and her choice of boyfriend, I should begin to describe the tangled web that is my family.
Here's the story. I live with my mother in an apartment located in downtown Chicago, Illinois, USA. My father lives on an island by the Bahamas named Prince Phillipe's Isle. When I researched it for a Western Civilization project last year, the encyclopedia informed me it was named after the Spanish governor who ruled it. But that's kind of off topic. Dad is involved somewhat in the government there, but he's really never told me what exactly it is that he does.
Mom, on the other hand, is a floral arranger here in the Windy City. She works for a big company but has dreams of opening up her own flower shop and arrangement empire someday.
I spend the summers with my father at his summer home in the Bahamas. The beach is great and most of the people are really nice. Unfortunately, with that comes Grams, my dad's mom. Quite frankly she's a little too proper and prim for, well, anybody. She and I don't see eye to eye very often on a matter of things. Thankfully, I won't have to see her until summer break.
Dad writes often, usually checking up on how we're all doing. You see, this is the funny thing about the whole arrangement. Mom and Dad were never married. It was a college thing. They were friend,s and one night at a party after having a little too much to drink, they ended up getting a little friendlier than they ever imagined. So long story short, nine months later I was born. Mom and Dad had decided after learning mom was pregnant, marriage wasn't something in their future. However, Dad promised to be by her side when it happened and stick around.
Well, duty ended up calling, and he had to move back to Prince Phillipe's Island shortly after I was born. But really, he's a great dad. Our situations not as bad as it sounds.
Looks like the bell is going to ring. Thank God! I don't know if I can stand another minute listening to our teacher drone on about quadratic equations. Now I've gotta go help Takeru with his homework and somehow attempt to get my Music Appreciation homework done before class. And then I've got detention tonight. I just love school!
(1): Sora Isabel Takenouchi...Sora's mother's maiden name is Takenouchi in this fic. Her father's last name will be revealed in the coming chapters.
(2): Takeru Ishida...Yama and Takeru's parents are back together in here too...
(3): Yamato Ishida...To get everyone's characters to fit in, I had to change some of the ages around. Yamato, Taichi, and Jyou are all two years older than Sora, Mimi, Koushiro, and Miyako and three years older than Takeru and Hikari. Sorry if it's a bit confusing! Also, Sora's character is not this cynical and angry the whole fic; right now she's just venting out some of her anger at...well, the world. The normal Sora will appear very very soon!
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