Authors Note: This is my first Kai/Hilary fic, and it will be a tragedy (Like Romeo and Juliet), but I might make alternate endings. I rated it PG, just in case because thier might be some PG scenes father along in the story. I accept all reviews, even flames so R&R. I'm kind of slow to update but I will do my best. Anyways, on with the story!
She lived a normal life. Just like any girl. School, friends, family. Or so she thought. Little did she know reality was waiting, just around the corner... KaiHil
A silver tear fell from the eye of the shaking brunette, slumped on the ground. She held her arms around herself protectively, as if to ward off the demons of her past. Soft raindrops fell from the gray sky and flashes of lightning drew closer and closer to where the girl was leaning against the stone pillar of the bridge. She didn't seem to feel the icy touch of the wind, nipping at her exposed skin or the hard stone covering the ground around her.
How... could this happen?
The steady thrumming of the rain got louder as thunder cracked over the brunette's head. The wind seemed to howl the girl's misery, forever onward, over the distant buildings and houses, as it picked up speed.
This can't be happening...
Her scream harmonized with the thunder as she relayed her sorrow to the heavens. A sob escaped her lips, and then another as she sank to the ground trying to calm her shaking body.
Help... help me...
The thrumming got louder and louder as little pieces of ice, shot from the sky and bounced off the ancient stone. The girl's sobs were muffled as the noise of the rain drown them out.
Oh god... god, please help me...
A gray figure, walking slowly, was barely visible through the thickening rain. He didn't jump at the loud cracks of thunder or frequent flashes of lightning. Continuing steadily onward, he called a name over and over again.
Old stones crunched under his boots, and water soaked through his clothes, drenching him to the bone. The wind howled by his ear, accompanied by the loudest crack of thunder yet. The boy strained his ear. There was something more in that bolt of thunder. Something human.
Where are you... Where did you run?
Tiny pieces of ice from the skies started to strike him making him flinch with realization of where he was. The ancient ruins of a Japanese garden dominated the east side of the city. The slate-haired youth was standing on a cracked stone pathway leading to a bridge, crossing over the crystal waters of a river. Hail fell harder, and the need to go on sang to him causing him to stumble onward in the icy downpour.
Why did you run?
The new question in his thoughts caused a chain reaction of questions in his head. It made no sense why she had run. He pointed his face toward the skies, as if hoping for an answer.
The ringing of the phone from the kitchen was soon interrupted by Tyson's voice, and the silence resumed in the quiet dojo. Birds sang joyously outside, despite the dreary weather. Inside the dojo, the mood seemed to reflect the weather. Ray was sitting near the window, letting the little light there was illuminate the worn pages of the book he was reading. Kai was leaning on a wooden dojo wall, sinking deeper and deeper into the pool of his thoughts with each passing second. Max and Tyson sat playing a board game of unknown origin in the kitchen. Kenny sat with them typing on Dizzi. Hilary had run in minutes before flushed and out of breath. She hung her head and wouldn't meet anyone's eyes after telling them that she wanted to be left alone.
Tiny droplets of rain started to plaster the street outside the dojo and the wind picked up momentum. Inside the kitchen Tyson's voice paused, and then called out.
"Hilary! The phone's for you!"
Kai's crimson eyes followed the brunette as she slowly walked into the kitchen, reached out and warily took the phone in her hand. Tyson looked at her strangely and then resumed his place at the table, continuing to play his game with Max. After a moment of listening to the rain patter on the roof, Kai once again closed his eyes and returned to his thoughts.
Hilary's shout, echoing along the dojo, caused Kai's eyes to snap back open again. Ray finally lost interest enough in his book to look over at Hilary. The quiet talking between Max, Tyson and Kenny had ceased and they now too, were peering over at the girl.
"I won't! You're lying!"
Hilary's face had gone deathly pale and she was shaking. Whether from anger or being frightened Kai couldn't tell. Despite himself, he started to take a step toward her when he saw a crystal tear slide down her pale cheek, to splash on the wooden floor. Fury was evident in her eyes now and a glimmer of fear shone in her ruby depths.
Her scream was mingled with fierce sobs that racked her body. Before anyone could move she had dropped the receiver and stumbled, sobbing, onto the street and into to the oncoming downpour. Above, lightning streaked the heavens with its silver glow.
And that's why I'm out in the freezing cold looking for her...
The boy sighed to himself as the torrent plastered down his hair on his face.
If I don't find her soon...
He stopped suddenly as he spotted a gray figure slumped on the ground near the ancient stone bridge. Gulps of air in between sobbing gasps were all that was heard from the pitiful bundle on the ground in front of him. A flash of silver brilliance lit up the sopping brunette and identified her as Hilary. Carefully, warily, he knelt down beside her and softly touched her trembling back. The muscles beneath his fingers tightened when they felt his soft touch. Her sobbing stilled and she moved slightly away from him.
The pain that she felt was deeply evident in her voice, still cracked from weeping. She lifted her head and the tears still clinging on to her face splashed to the ground. Her face was frigidly pale and icy to the touch.
What is the matter...what tore you up so bad?
Her heart beat with the wild intensity of a caged animal as she watched his eyes flash with a feeling she could not read.
I need to escape...
Her head cried out to her, urging her to run, but still she hesitated, for a feeling in her heart, she did not understand was pushing her to stay.
The two thoughts in her head battled each other. She was so confused and screamed with frustration as she rose to her feet. The boy caught her arm, and she tugged and screamed again when she found he would not let go.
Let me go!
Screaming and crying and grunting with exertion she pulled at his iron grip, digging her nails into the soft, pale flesh of his arm. Blood speckled her hand but still his grip held, with only a slight wrinkling of his eyes to show the pain he felt. Screams breaking into sobs, she stopped fighting and sank into his chest, all her hope giving way to emptiness.
"Please let me go Kai"
Author's note: Yeah, it really wasn't a cliffi, but oh well. I'll leave you on cliffi's in different chapters. Don't think Kai and Hilary are getting anywhere, just because I left you off here. There is still a lot more chapters to come for the romance to happen in! Yay! You'll find out why Hilary was being all 'evil', and hurting Kai in later chapters because, no, she wasn't overreacting. Just a note for text incase you didn't get it...
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The chapters will probably be shorter and I might not update for a while but I'm really busy right now, with school and all my hobbies. R&R people! Hope you enjoyed the story!