A/N: Ok, as many of my readers know I am a big fan of anime. But I also love the movies from the Japan, Princess Mononoke, Castle in the Sky, Kiki's Delivery Service, and the Cat Returns. There are many more but I don't want to bore my readers. Anyway one movie that has often sparked my interest is none other then the award-winning movie Spirited Away. Now this first chapter may just be a one shot but if I get the reviews I will continue, no questions asked. Ok, I've blabbed long enough. So I hope you enjoy chapter 1 of my very first Spirited Away Fan Fic! Oh, one last thing. It took me a while what name to use for our favorite dragon but then I decided to just use the name Haku. Cause if you think about it Chihiro is more used to calling him that!
Disclaimer: Spirited Away and all the characters found in the movie belong to Hayao Miazaki. Any other characters mentioned in this story that are not mentioned in the movie belong to me. So do not sue. Arigato!
17 year old Chihiro Osakani (don't know her last name just typing whatever comes to mind.) tapped her pencil against her desk. The day was going so slow she could have sworn the teachers had changed the clocks every hour just to make time go slower. When the last bell finally rang she gathered her books and headed towards her locker. On the way she noticed her friend Iyamia trying hard to reach her top shelf again. Chihiro walked over and moved the notebook closer to her friend's hands, "There ya go!"
Iyamia glared at her friend, "Thanks but I could have gotten it my self you know."
Chihiro chuckled, "Yeah I know. So how come your notebook was on the top shelf in the first place anyway huh?" she waited for her friend to gather up her books and the two of them headed to her locker, "Don't tell me it was Leina again? I've told you tons of time you have to start sticking up for yourself"
Iyamia huffed, "How can I stick up for myself when my so called enemy is supposed to be my stepsister." Iyamia was one of the shortest people in their grade. Standing and only 5'0 she was often made fun of because of her height. But the one person that found joy in making her miserable was her popular stepsister Leina.
Chihiro sighed, "Yeah you're right. Listen I really hate to cut this short Mia but I really need to get home. Mom and Dad are both working late tonight and I have to pick up some dinner for them and cook it. Ever since we moved here I feel like I'm the one you know bring home the bacon even though my parents are the ones working." She pulled out her books from her locker, "I'll see you tomorrow Mia!" she walked out to her car and pulled open her cell phone. She dialed her mother's work number and waited patiently to me transferred, "Hey mom."
"Oh Hey honey is anything wrong?"
"No, I'm just calling to see what you and Dad want for dinner tonight. If I recall the last time I made you guys started complaining that we had just eating that three days ago." Chihiro climbed into her car and started the engine.
"Well, why don't you just order a pizza or something tonight. But that doesn't mean you're not going to cook. Remember that recipe from the cook book I wrote the one with the world's greatest cookies?"
"Yeah what about it?"
"Well, I want you to bake those cookies tonight and give them to our next door neighbors."
"Ok whatever you say mom. I'm heading home now so I'll see you after work. Bye mom!" she flipped her cell phone shut and headed home. Once she pulled into her driveway she noticed moving vans across the street, "Oh yeah that's right." She climbed out of her car and fished her backpack for her house key. Once she found it she let herself inside and went to the kitchen. After searching she managed to find her mother's cookbook and looked up the recipe for the world's greatest cookies. It didn't take her long to make the dough and roll them into balls. Once the cookies were ready she placed them onto a pan and stuck them in the oven. While the cookies were baking, Chihiro pulled out her homework and attempted to write an essay on the history of Japan. She managed to write up a little over two pages before the timer on the oven went off. Chihiro pulled the cookies out and placed them in a tin. She headed across the street and knocked on the door.
"Can somebody get that?" a voice from inside said.
"Ok, Mom" minutes later the front door opened.
Chihiro held out the tin of cookies, "Hi my name is Chihiro I live across the street. My mother asked me to give you these cookies and welcome you to the neighborhood I-" she gasped when she realized who she was talking to, "It can't be! Haku is that really you?" It had been seven years since she had laid eyes on him but she knew she would never forget his face. He was about an inch taller than she was and his hair was cut a bit shorter than the last time she saw him. He was dressed in a pair of jeans and a dark blue shirt, "You kept your promise." She faintly whispered.
Haku smiled and took the tin of cookies from Chihiro, "I promised I would see you again didn't I?" he stepped aside and motioned for her to come in, "Hey Mom we've got a visitor. Believe it or not but it's that girl I told you about!"
A middle-aged young woman stepped out of the kitchen and wiped her hands on her apron, "Hello my dear my name is Mrs. Natoyo. It seems you've already met my son Haku." She smiled, "What was your name again?"
"Oh, it's Chihiro, ma'am Chihiro Osakani. Oh, I brought some cookies. They're from my mom's recipe book." Chihiro motioned to the tin that Haku was still holding on to, "I live across the street."
"Are your parents home?"
Chihiro shook her head, "No they both work. I'm usually home alone."
"Well, in that case I insist you stay for dinner with us. That is if your parents won't mind." Mrs. Natoyo said.
"Well, could I possibly call my mom and ask?" Chihiro asked.
"But of course. I don't want you to get in any trouble. The phone is in the kitchen."
Chihiro nodded and walked into the kitchen A few minutes later she returned with a smile on her face, "My mom said it's ok. She'll probably pick up some take out for her and my dad."
"That's great dinner will be ready in about ten minutes so why don't you just make yourself at home. In fact I've just got a better idea. Haku why don't you show Chihiro around the house?" Mrs. Natoyo suggested before walking back into the kitchen.
"Sure mom. Come on." Haku walked into the other room.
Chihiro grabbed a hold of Haku's arm stopping him, "You've got some serious explaining to do."
A/N: Ok that's it this is no one shot and if I do get the reviews I will definitely continue this story. So like all my other requests 3 reviews chapter 2!