Hey! Let's see...this is gonna start out a totally fresh chapter. Blank and everything, which is why, it's taking me so long to get it uploaded. Haha. Sorry. Believe it or not...I finished it just last night, though I should've been studying for my bio midterm. Well, we'll see how that goes. I was just so eager to finish the chapter...

Anywho, enjoy!


Title: A World That Doesn't Care

Author: Mei Kimari

Disclaimer: I don't own Beyblade, as much as I wish I did...

Warning: This fic is yaoi...ReixKai. Therefore, if you don't like, don't read. Don't flame me just because it's yaoi. Other reasons do not apply.

Summary: Rei is stuck in a world that doesn't seem to care. His two step brothers and step father make his life a living hell. One day, he meets a boy, who like himself, is unhappy with his life. Will Rei finally be happy?


Chapter 7

"Yes Kai. I want to talk...about Rei." He paused. I was surprised at myself. I wasn't hesitant about letting him into my limo. "Hop in." Which came out more of a demand then a request.


Rei was brought home. Boris couldn't understand how something like being harassed by a teacher could make Rei forget it happened, in comparison to all the other times that actions had been forced on him before.


"What did you want to talk about Tala?"

"Kai. Rei...he..." All of a sudden, he stopped, forgetting what he wanted to say. He looked over to Kai who sat beside him in the limo. "I..."

Kai looked over to him, feeling as though he'd made the wrong decision to willingly let Tala into his limo. "Yeah?" He asked, impatiently. He realized, Tala scooted over to sit closer to him.

"I really like you Kai."

"I thought we were going to talk about Rei." He says quietly, taking in what it was that Tala had just said to him. Not exactly sure how to reply. He had already known that Tala had some sort of affection for him. He just chose to ignore it. Tala looked back at him with a smirk on his face. "Rei doesn't even care if you exist Kai. He just thinks of you as a friend. You should know that by now."

Kai thought about Rei and all the events that had happened since meeting him the first time at the store, and to the present. Perhaps Tala was right. Nothing between them. Nothing intimate developed between them. "It doesn't matter." Kai quickly said, slowly scooting away from Tala a little to give themselves a little bit more room. "I'll pursue him till he finally says 'yes'." (1)

"Why waste your time? While you're waiting you can just..." Tala scooted over, getting closer to Kai again. Kai shifted in his seat, trying to move over again, but stopped when he felt a hand on his leg. He looked down in his seat, feeling unsure. He wasn't sure what to say. For some strange reason, he felt immobilized, paralyzed. Slowly, he looked up at Tala's face which was mere inches away from his. "I'm glad you have a limo Kai." Tala whispers into Kai's ear.

The voice caused him to break the contact the two had out of surprise, backing away further, closer to the door. "What are you talking about?"

"It's sound proof in here, isn't it?" Suddenly, Kai's face was etched with worry, afraid of what possibly was to come. "If I can't have you, neither can Rei." Tala said edging closer. "Rei's definitely not getting something that I can't even have." Kai had shock written in his eyes. "What...are you going to do?"

"Take you."


8PM – Rei's Home

Rei suddenly sat up in bed, looking around. "Where am I?" He asked no one in particular. He was back in his own house, his own room…"Own room!?!" (2) In fact, he shouldn't be all too surprised. All his room was, was the attic, dusty, and messily covered in boxes throughout the small area. A shuffle was heard outside the door. A hand to the door knob.

"Bryan!" He shouted, surprise written over his face. "What? I'm not allowed to pay my brother a visit?"

"Step brother."


"What do you want from me?"

"Nothing really. I can't come in to say 'hi'?"

"For all the years I've lived here...that's never once happened Bry."


"Yeah?" Rei slowly stood, walking over to the window careful not to step into any boxes. "Dad forbids you to see Kai anymore." Shock overcame him. 'I'm not allowed to see Kai anymore...'

"WHAT?!" He shouted, as if trying to make sure it wasn't a dream, or a nightmare for that matter. "I said, dad forbids you to see Kai anymore." Bryan states, monotonously.

"He can't do that..." He whispers, yet loud enough for Bryan to hear. Quickly, he walks from behind the boxes towards the door until he's stopped by Bryan. "He can, and he has, already. There's nothing you can do to change it Rei. You know it." He stated, as if saying the obvious. Bryan gripped his wrist. "Ow! Let me go Bry! I need to go see him!"

"Stop Rei. You know it's useless."


With Tala and Kai in the limo...

"Get away from me!" Kai shouted, getting as close to the driver's window as he could, and started banging on it. Tala quickly went back to his normal façade knowing the car would quickly stop.

The limo stopped, the driver got out and hurriedly got to the back, opening the door to see nothing wrong. "Master Kai. Is there a problem?"

"Remove him." Kai stated this sternly, as if glaring at the same time. Two words. That's all he needed. His driver caught the glare and quickly said, "Yes sir."


Story beginnings, fairy tales coming true
Deep down inside, we wanna believe they still do
In our secretest heart
It's our favorite part of the story
Let's just admit we all want to make it to

Ever ever after
If we just don't get it our own way
Ever ever after
It may only be a wish away

Start a new fashion, wear your heart on your sleeves (ever after)
Sometimes you reach what's realest by making believe (making believe)
Unafraid, unashamed
There is joy to be claimed in this world
You even might wind up being glad to be you

Rei got up from his spot on the bed, quickly realizing there was an actual alarm clock in his room, a good alarm clock that is. It was black, and thin, yet it did have a radio tuner, and all the normal settings a good alarm clock had.

Ever ever after
Though the world will tell you it's not smart
Ever ever after
The world can be yours, if you let your heart
Believe in ever after

No wonder your heart feels it flying
Your head feels it spinning
Each happy ending's a brand new beginning
Let yourself be enchante-

Rei turned off the alarm clock realizing it had been playing for a while. The clock read "6:50". Quickly, he got dressed.



Rei quickly headed downstairs, realizing that he would be late, if he didn't hurry. He walked over to the table, looking for the paper that was normally on the kitchen table. This paper was one his stepfather would write himself in red ink and leave on the table for him every morning, the "List of Chores", he called it.

This morning, there was none. Or, at least none where he saw it. Quickly, he left the house and headed towards school.

"Rei?!" Boris yelled, trying to find out where his stepson was. He quickly walked up and down the stairs of the house, entering every room, even the basement to find out Rei was nowhere to be found. "Where is that son of a brat (3)!"

"I think he's already gone to school dad." Tala walked down the steps, a bruise noticeable near his left eye. "I haven't had the chance to talk to him yet. He better have heard and actually listen what Bryan told him yesterday. He better not associate with that Kai Hiwatari again."



Rei continued to walk towards the school. It was still dark out today too. Thinking it was going to rain, he quickened his pace a bit. He wasn't quite sure why no one was rushing the way he was. What time was it? He made it into the school courtyard, nobody was around. A few teachers sat to the side, discussing their students and their lesson plans for today. When Rei entered the building, a few teachers that were inside stood, pointing at him. Still no sign of students. 'Was today a holiday?' He asked himself.

Deciding that he had to make sure, he walked towards the office. Arriving at the office, he walked over to the secretary. "Is today a holiday?"

Realizing this was Rei Kon, thee Rei Kon, she quickly had an expression of pity on her face. "What are you talking about? Of course it's not a holiday."

"Then why aren't there any students around?"

"Rei, It's only 6 o'clock. You're very early. Even some teachers aren't here yet."



(1) Actually an incident that happened to me. Not quite the words Kai would say...but you know how fics are. Everyone's pretty OC...

(2) I realized, that I never actually gave Rei a room before...and the only incident from before was him being in the basement. Anywho, he should have some sorta living space...right?

(3) I wanted to say son of a bitch, I really did. XD But, then I kept saying to myself, son of a brat. XD Oh well...


Thanx to the reviewers!
Artica: Glad you're not…getting too confused. XD I'll try my best to update. I did realize also, that not many people are updating anymore. Then again, I can't say much, I only started updating again this year. And, I still have a lot of other fics that have been neglected. One at a time.
KaL KeY: haha. Well…it's discussable...XD This is the first time, I've actually been able to write cliff hangers. It does kinda make me happy. XD

Fantasyangel39: I'm trying my best to update as soon as I can. "


Just a note to those that might be anticipating Grasp the Light – II that I promised to write so long ago...yeah, that might not be up for a while. XD Or...up at all. I'm not sure when that'll be started, just because I want to finish this fic before I start anything else. That was the problem with my other fics. I started them pretty much all at the same time, and I ended up realizing that I got myself stuck on writer's block for a really really long time, because I realized I was actually using all the same ideas in all the same fics. So...just so that doesn't happen anymore, I'm waiting. I hope you guys don't mind.

Perhaps right now, I'm on writer's block. Because A World that doesn't care is technically on a tangent...compared to where I thought it would be going. Like I said in the beginning, it's supposed to be a "Cinderella Story" but it's kinda turned a little into Boris having a caring side. Well...aside from not letting Rei see Kai; but believe me, it'll work out in the end.

Hope you guys enjoyed it!
Mei –insert heart-