Disclaimer- I do not own Pokemon, Yu-Yu-Hakusho, Rurouni Kenshin, any of the Final Fantasy's, Harry Potter, Princess Mononoke, Dragonball Z, any of the Tekken's, or any other anime/games/books I have in this story. I do however, own the OC's which are not many.
This story is dedicated to the late Rick Powell, who was my 7th grade Ela teacher. It is because of him that I was inspired to write for the heck of it and to have fun with my writing.
A/N: I'm back…AGAIN! I've been on a recent inspiration streak and I'm not gonna stop until I can't type anymore. Which should be in about, well…after this chapter. Anyway, as you can probably tell from the title of the chapter, it is a continuation of the date between Ashitaka and San. Hope you enjoy and I thank all of you who have reviewed.
Ch.7- Confessions and an Irish Restaurant
It wasn't really a hard choice. Ashitaka and San still wanted "cuddle" time and they weren't really interested in an animated movie right now or a comedy so that left them with Batman Begins.
No one was watching as the two high school teens snuck into the theatre. They quickly ran in, barely avoiding a last minute restroom user, and made it to the back of the theatre right before the lights went down, and the film started to play…or at least, the previews did.
"In the city, where you must fight to survive…."
Neither of them was paying any attention to the screen and nor were the other audience members. There was a moment of awkward silence as they looked at the screen, then at each other, then back at the screen, and then back at each other.
"So…uhh…San did you go to the game last night?" Ashitaka asked, taking a stab in the dark.
"No…I wanted to, but my mother needed help at the house." She replied nervously.
"Well, no worries there, I was just curious."
"If you want me to, I can try and make it to more of your games. Leena tells me that you guys are getting serious about state this year."
"Yeah, now that we only have one more year at Palett, we want to make it a year to remember."
Now the conversation was flowing smoothly from the both of them. However, as fate would have it, the previews ended just then, and there were numerous "shh's" around the theatre in an attempt to stop all talking. When the movie started playing, all that could be heard was the lines in the movie.
It was about three fourths of the movie later that Ashitaka felt San's head fall to his shoulder. He looked down and his breath caught.
She was beautiful, even in the dark of the movie theatre. Her face, it looked so soft. Her body was pressed against his and Ashitaka had to admit that he loved the feeling of her there. Her brown hair fell carelessly down over her forehead.
It seemed almost automatic when he put his arm around her, holding her to him. He was in heaven. He loved this and it was all he wanted to do, just sit here with San and hold her like he was doing right now.
"Beautiful…" he whispered softly.
He lay his head on top of hers and continued to watch the movie. It wasn't long before he too was asleep.
It was at this point, when she could hear light snoring coming from Ashitaka that San chose to open her eyes. It had worked out perfectly. She had pretended to fall asleep just to see what Ashitaka would do. Gently and carefully she moved her head off his shoulder and let his head rest on her shoulder.
He really was handsome. His brown hair was messy and almost to the point of being untamed but that was one of the things that attracted her to him. That and his personality. He was so nice, it was almost unnerving, and then when he needed to, he could be firm and convincing. And with his arm around her, she felt so…secure. Like nothing could hurt her no matter what. She loved him.
It was now nearing the end of the movie and it seemed that once again the good guy was going to win. When the screen went off and the house lights came up, San, as gently as before, shifted her head slightly so as to look at Ashitaka's face.
"Hey, Ashitaka, it's time to get up sleepy head." She said as she stroked his hair across his forehead. "The movie's over and we have to go meet Bit and Leena."
"Hmm…sleepy…tired…pillow soft…hmm." He mumbled.
San giggled. Before she could stop herself, she quickly kissed Ashitaka's forehead and then suddenly pulled back, with one hell of a blush.
'I can't believe I did that!' she thought to herself, 'Sure we're "going out" but that…does it? I hope he liked it….I mean…oh crap!'
'I can't believe she just did that!' Ashitaka screamed to himself while he saw a little mini him in his mind do a little happy jig. 'Maybe if I stay like this long enough she'll do it again. Oh no, Bit and Leena are gonna be waiting for us…damn!'
"Okay, okay, I'm up San. You ready?" he asked her, choosing not to embarrass her any further seeing the bright red blush still on her face.
She nodded and they left the theatre.
As they exited the building they were lucky that it happened to be getting darker sooner, or else the sun that had been up when they had gone in would have blinded them. Looking around, Ashitaka frowned.
"Hey San, can you see Bit or Leena?"
San laughed, "Ashitaka, our movie was only about two hours long. Theirs probably hasn't even reached the climax yet."
"So, we still have an hour before we need to meet them?" Ashitaka asked.
San nodded. She grabbed his hand and they ran to the park. "Besides I want to get to know you." Ashitaka looked at her confused. "Better."
The park was close and was empty of small children as well as older couples.
'Perfect.' San thought as she led Ashitaka to a secluded area in the park, right next to an old set of swings.
"San, what are you doing?" he asked.
"I need to talk to you." She replied.
"Then why did you drag me all the way to the park?"
As they entered the area, she let go of his hand and Ashitaka turned to look at her.
"What is it San?"
"Ashitaka, I…well, I don't really know how to say this…but I…I think I…" she couldn't say it, nothing was coming out.
Ashitaka looked at her, his heart beating fast. She was going to cut the date short and she was going to dump him as well. What had he done?
"San, was this about the movie theatre, when I fell asleep? I'm sorry I…I didn't mean to I was just, and then the movie was…dontdumpme!" He begged.
"What? What do you mean?" she asked curiously, "I don't care if you fell asleep, I didn't mind." She giggled, "You know, you're cute when you're sleeping. Very cute."
"So you're not going to break up with me?" he asked excitedly.
"Why would I do that? Ashitaka, I…damn this is harder than it looks…I l-l-love you!" she finally managed to get out. And then she was caught up in the warmth that was Ashitaka's hug.
"San…I…I…damn you were right! I love you too! Don't forget that." She hugged him tighter and then let go.
They looked each other in the eye before simultaneously agreeing and moved their heads towards the other. It seemed like an eternity before their lips finally met.
It was soft, sweet, and innocent. Not rushed, and not hormonally driven. Just, loving.
"Alright, alright, break up the bloody snog fest will you?" shouted a voice from behind one of the trees.
Then, another voice, higher this time,
"You know, he's right San, if you wanted to snog Ashitaka senseless, you really should've done it where no one would be looking. Especially since your brothers are out and about on this wonderful night."
When the owner's of the two voices stepped out, they revealed the tall, muscular frame of Harry Potter, and thin, lithe frame of Ginny Weasley.
"What the hell are you two doing here?" San asked accusingly, slightly ruffled since her kiss with Ashitaka was interrupted.
"Oh nothing. Bit and Leena called us a couple of hours ago and told us about Mune and Nuke and your date." Harry said. "And seeing as how they are still in their movie and yours has already let out, they told Gin and I to find you and go to that Irish restaurant where they're supposed to meet you afterward."
Ashitaka looked at him curiously, "Why'd they send you and Ginny after us?"
"Because," Ginny started, "Of the looming threat that are your brothers San, we've been "assigned" by Bit and Leena, and the rest of the student body who have been dying to see the two of you together since freshman year, to "protect" you two for the remainder of the year."
"What she means is, we're all bloody happy for you two, and we want to see you get married and make little baby Sans and Ashitakas without the added worry of Mune and Nuke. So we've safeguarded the restaurant and invited pretty much all of the San and Ashitaka supporters there. If Mune and Nuke do decide to go and eat there, they won't be able to get to you." Harry finished for her.
Both Ashitaka and San laughed in relief.
"So, are we gonna head on over to the restaurant?" Ashitaka asked.
"What, and miss this perfect opportunity to snog Ginny senseless without interruption from one of her brothers? Not likely." Harry said.
Ginny laughed at this, but Ashitaka looked at him. "When did the two of you get together then?"
"Oh, that's right, you've been on the outside for a long time." Ginny said, "We got together at the end of freshman year and the only people who know are the girls and everyone else, except Ron. That bloody git wouldn't recognize affection if it slapped him across the face with a book and then said, I love you!"
"But doesn't Hermione already do that?" San asked.
"That's the point." Harry said darkly.
"Ah." Was all San said.
"Well, I guess there will be other times to do it Gin, we've got to get these two lovebirds to the restaurant before Bit calls and tells us that the movie is over." Harry said, and then, as if on cue, his cell phone rang. "Hello? What! You said….damn!" He violently flipped his cell phone shut and looked up. "That was Bit. The movie is over and Mune and Nuke are wondering what happened to Ashitaka. We've got to get moving, come on!"
They set off at a fast pace.
"We're going to my car," Harry said as they ran toward the exit of the park, "It's got enough room so no worries about space ay?" As he finished he took the keys from his pocket and hit the panic button.
"What'd you do that for?" yelled Ashitaka.
"We don't have time to look for it, so now we know where it is!" Harry yelled back as he spotted the flashing car and grabbing Ginny's hand, dashed toward it.
Once they were in and seated, the black Eclipse took off down the road.
"Uh..if no one minds me asking," San started, "Why were we running to your car like my brothers were right behind us?"
"Well, technically your brother's were right behind us, just not physically. You see, I have this theory…Oww! Gin what was that for?"
Ginny gave him a stern look and made him shut up. "What he means is that your brothers probably would have found us if we had stayed their any longer."
The ride was short seeing as the restaurant was only two minutes away and they soon found themselves clambering out of the car.
As they got closer to the door, Harry and Ginny stopped them as Harry went into the restaurant to check if the coast was clear. Ginny stayed with them, eyeing their surroundings to make sure the outside was clear. A minute later, Harry came out and said,
"All clear. The password is, State." With that, the three followed him in.
The hostess came over to them with a cheery smile on her face, "Hello, and welcome to Mulligans. Table for four?"
Ginny spoke up, "We're with State."
The waitress' smile widened even more as she looked at Ashitaka and San, "I see, well, the party's in the back, just take a right at the restrooms."
"Thank you!" Ginny smiled as she led them to their destination.
When they got to the party room Ashitaka and San were shocked to find that it was packed. They didn't realize that Harry hadn't been joking when he said they had invited a lot of people.
"San, did you know that we had this many supporters?" Ashitaka asked still shocked. As he saw her shake her head, mouth agape, he was pulled into a bone-crushing hug by Sanoske Sagara.
"Well Ashitaka, you finally decided to grow up and ask her huh? It's about time, I was getting worried that you were gay!"
The room erupted in laughter at this comment and watched as Ashitaka and San made their way towards two empty seats at the front of the room, which were in fact in the back of the restaurant.
Keiko made her way over towards the couple and smiled.
"You guys can order whatever you want alright? Tonight's on us!" There were cheers of approval at this. "I meant San and Ashitaka!"
"AWWW!" was the unanimous response to this statement.
After they ordered their drinks, Ashitaka and San seemed to get used to the idea that tonight was their night and that everyone was happy for them.
It was nearing ten thirty when dessert came. It was a huge mountain of ice cream, brownies, chocolate syrup and other unnecessarily fattening sweet things. No one cared.
Ashitaka stood up and everybody got quiet to hear what he had to say.
"You guys," he said as San stood next to him, he put his arm around her and then continued, "We just want to thank you all for doing this for us. It was very thoughtful and carefully planned. And we'd also like to thank Bit and Leena for sacrificing a perfectly good date to distract Mune and Nuke for us. Thanks you guys, we owe you one!"
"Damn straight you do! Do you know what Leena and I could've been doing instead of sitting there and pretending to be interested in the crappy conversation they made?" Bit called over the laughs. He and Leena had arrived a little bit after nine, their three-hour movie finally ending.
"I don't think any one wants to know! Especially seeing as it's you two!" shouted Hworang.
This statement was met by laughter and a scowl by Bit accompanied by an extreme death threat by Leena which involved a rather…er, detailed explanation on where certain parts of his anatomy would be after she was done with him.
Just as Ashitaka and San started to pass the gigantic dessert around the table, Harry came running in, a look of pure terror on his face.
"San…Ashitaka!" he said while trying to catch his breath, "Mune…Nuke…here…NOW!"
Without him having to explain, the two got up and ran towards him.
"So how are we gonna get out?" asked San, worry etched on her face as she searched the restaurant and finally finding her brothers.
"We're going to have to sneak you two out alright. Do you want to finish your dessert or should we get going?" Ginny asked.
"What do you mean finish our dessert, my life is at stake here!" Ashitaka hissed.
"Point made." Ginny turned toward the group. "Alright you lot it's a code red, now remember, exactly how we rehearsed it!"
Blank stares met her statement.
Ginny sighed they were hopeless. "What I mean is make a bloody crowd around Ashitaka and San and sneak them out of the restaurant so San's brothers don't see them. Got it?" she snapped angrily.
As one, the party nodded and immediately moved around the couple.
Harry grinned at his girlfriend. "You know, you're really sexy when you take charge Gin."
She looked at him and smirked, "I'll use that to my advantage later. Thanks for letting me know." With that she winked at him and, making sure that Ron and Hermione were out of sight at the front of the mob of teens, grabbed Harry's hand.
"Here's to this never getting traced back to us." Harry said kissing her.
She smiled, "Likewise."
It was not exactly hard to escape, but when Mune and Nuke spotted Bit and Leena they started to walk over to them.
"Oh shit!" Harry cursed seeing this. "Oh shit, Bit! Leena! Don't look over at them, pretend you haven't noticed them or heard them! Keep Going!"
Thankfully they succeeded and got out of the restaurant without a hitch. Why couldn't all things in life be this easy? One of the great mysteries of life.
"Hey you two!" Harry said as he and Ginny made their way through the dispersing crowd, some of which were still giving their congratulations to the new couple. "Do you need a ride home? Or should I just drop you two off at the park?"
"The park, unless, San does your mother protest to boyfriends too?" Ashitaka asked.
"Yes. She's where those two dolts got it from, I think the parks fine." San answered.
"Just as well, Gin and I were going to go do a little "exploring" weren't we Gin?" Harry joked, smirking at his girlfriend.
She just rolled her eyes at him and made her way towards his car.
"Come on then, before she gets impatient."
The ride back to the park was just as short, only now it was a more content group that shared the silence of the car.
When they got there Ashitaka and San climbed out of the vehicle and closed the door behind them. They were surprised when they saw Harry and Ginny climb out as well. They looked at the couple quizzically until they noticed.
"What? I told you we were going to "explore" didn't I? Sheesh, bloody ignorant the both of you!" Harry said as he led Ginny towards the hidden clearing next to the swings.
"Don't do anything I wouldn't do!" Ashitaka called after them, smirking to himself.
"Dammit Harry, it looks like we'll have stutter unnecessarily over and over again while trying not to look at each other! Damn you Ashitaka!" Ginny joked as they disappeared into the trees.
"Damn, I have just been served!" Ashitaka muttered.
San laughed. And then she yelped as Ashitaka pulled her by her hand to him.
"I love you San." He whispered before kissing her lovingly.
They stayed like that for a while, standing and kissing each other, until San's cell phone rang. She broke away from Ashitaka and pulled out the device.
"Dammit! It's my mother, I forgot about her curfew! I was supposed to be home an hour ago!"
Looking at his watch, Ashitaka saw with disbelief that it was already eleven fifty-nine.
"I'm sorry San, I didn't realize that it was so late."
"It's alright Ashitaka, neither did I."
"Do you want me to walk you home?" He asked.
"No, that's alright. I only live about two minutes from here anyway, and I wouldn't want my brothers to catch you either." She saw his downcast expression and said, "I had a really great time tonight Ashitaka, even with all the twists and turns, it was fun."
With that she kissed him again. He responded readily wrapping his arms around her, not wanting to let her go. She broke the kiss reluctantly and looked at him.
"I'll see you on Monday at school Ashitaka alright?" He nodded. With that she gave him one last quick kiss and turned and left.
Ashitaka stared at her slowly disappearing figure and continued to stare long after she was gone. It wasn't until he heard a shriek of joy from the unseen clearing and Ginny's shouts of "Harry Potter you are so going to get it. When I get my hands on you oh you won't like it!"
Ashitaka laughed softly and turned in the direction of his home. He couldn't believe how lucky he was. He had a loving and caring girlfriend and incredible friends who actually took the time to try and plan things out for he and San.
Smiling he walked all the way home in much higher spirits and without the nervous feeling that he had had when he left it.
A/N: Well, that's chapter seven! I decided that I didn't put enough of the date in the last chapter so I continued it in this one. Anyway, those of you that think this fic is centered too much on Ashitaka and San, don't worry, I'll be going back and forth to different couples and to different things throughout the fic. Finally, please R&R! I don't care if it's an anonymous review or signed, all reviews are appreciated! Also I realize that I have spelled the name Weasley wrong throughout the story and I am sorry please ignore that thanks! HakushoRurouni