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O yeah- look dumb fanfiction people- no Zack or Joe- HAPPY?? But by the way people they are still talking!Chapter 1
"Will anyone not be able to make it to Monday's field trip?" Miss Claire asked the class. Kari quickly glanced around to make sure Sora, Mimi and a few of her other friends could make it. She let out a sigh when she saw that Davis' hand was not up and he was already mouthing to her if she wanted to be his partner. She pretended not to notice and turned to Sora. Sora gave her a knowing glance and nodded her head.
"Anyone besides Takeru?" Miss Claire asked again. Kari looked back at the outcast of the class. When she had first came to this school she had wondered why this boy had no friends. Now the reason was obvious- TK never went to any field trips, he didn't play any sports, he didn't buy the yearbook- he didn't really talk at all.
Kari was a little curious about TK. His clothes weren't rags but they were worn out and he looked as if he could gain a few pounds. Also, his hair was cut at odd angles, making it look as if he had cut it himself. Despite all this, Kari found him cute.
Kari decided she should find out more about him. After all- who wouldn't want to go on a ski trip?
TK ran a tired hand through his dirty blond hair as he walked toward his usual table in the back of the cafeteria. For a brief second he imagined himself skiing, but shook the thought out of his head and looked back down at his battered notebook. According to this he had less than 5 hundred dollars in his "safe." This was barely enough to feed him for the month. Luckily for him winter break was coming up and he could trade his part-time job for a full-time for at least for a few weeks. He fingered the meager amount of money in his pocket, looking at the lunch line. The chips and soft cookies looked so god- but, no, he had to save his money. A box of cereal would last him longer than a bag of chips anyway.
Absentmindedly, he ran his fingers through his notebook. It used to be a journal before- it happened. He closed his eyes, shaking away a painful memory.
"Hi," a voice said, shaking him back to reality. TK glanced up to see Hikari, one of the most popular girls in the school.
"Uh- hi," he said, snapping his notebook shut so she couldn't see his money estimates.
"I'm Kari," she said, smiling and holding out her hand.
"TK," he said shaking it.
"Why aren't you going to the ski trip?" she asked. TK sifted uncomfortably.
"Because..." he said. Her smile dropped for a second but it quickly returned. TK gave a silent sigh of relief. He thought she was going to press him saying 'because why' or something like that. He had always hated when people said that.
"So where do you live anyway?" she asked.
"Around," he said, not wanted to tell her about a few wooden planks and a ragged carpet that he called home.
"Sorry if this is seeming like 20 question or something," she said. "But would you like to come over to my house this afternoon after school? A bunch of people will be there."
"Sorry I have to wor-"he stopped. "I mean do something today." He prayed that he hadn't caught his mistake- she had.
"Don't your parents work?" she asked curiously.
TK opened his mouth when the bell rang. He heaved an inner sigh of relief. "Got to go," he said and jumped up and almost ran out of the cafeteria.
Kari watched as the boy ran out of the cafeteria. She sighed. She wanted answers, but all she got were more questions. Why would a 16 year old boy be working? She pulled out her scheldule still thinking about her odd conversation. She had English nest. She didn't TK was in her class. But he was too quiet to really tell.
Author's Note: Please excuse any spelling errors due to author's severe case of S.S. (Spelling Stupidity)
Author's Other Note: Sorry this is so short! The next chapter will be longer since I already have it written- I just need to type it up and all that jazz [starts humming to self] Anyway, please review as reviews are greatly appreciated.