Picked On

Chapter 1

AN: "This is what happened to me during high school. This is a very sad fanfic. Please have tissues waiting. I was crying myself while writing this."

Kaoru Kamiya walked down the hallways of her new school. She had transferred to Kyoto High School because at Tokyo High school she was getting suicide notes from her classmates. She was always picked on every single day of her life.

Cue music:

If We Hold On Together: By Diana Ross

Don't lose your way
With each passing day
You've come so far
Don't throw it away
Live believing
Dreams are for weaving
Wonders are waiting to start
Live your story
Faith, hope & glory
Hold to the truth in your heart

If we hold on together
I know our dreams will never die
Dreams see us through to forever
Where clouds roll by
For you and I

You name it, they did it to her. She was knocked down for no reason in the hallways, the kids dumped food on her at lunchtime, they put gum in her beautiful ebony hair, she sat on the floor or alone at the tables, she was always found in the bathroom crying, her locker was trashed, she got notes saying she should kill herself and no one liked her, and the worst was time when she had a bottle of boiling hot water dumped over her head. It was so bad, she had to transfer schools. The principle did nothing to help her. (this ALL happened to me. Luckily my twin sis Ceal was there for me when I needed her. Don't get me wrong the picked on her too. WE WERE THERE FOR EACH OTHER AND STILL ARE TO THIS DAY.)

Souls in the wind
Must learn how to bend
Seek out a star
Hold on to the end
Valley, mountain
There is a fountain
Washes our tears all away
Words are swaying
Someone is praying
Please let us come home to stay

If we hold on together
I know our dreams will never die
Dreams see us through to forever
Where clouds roll by
For you and I

When we are out there in the dark
We'll dream about the sun
In the dark we'll feel the light
Warm our hearts, everyone

If we hold on together
I know our dreams will never die
Dreams see us through to forever
As high as souls can fly
The clouds roll by
For you and I

Her parents were dead so she had no one to comfort her. She lived alone, but she'd get into another school. She had moved to Kyoto and gotten into Kyoto High School.

So here she was at Kyoto High School trying to find her first class. All the hallways were like a maze! "Damn! They didn't even consider giving me a map!" she yelled. The halls were deserted except for a really tall rooster head.

"Hey! You!" she yelled. The "Roosterhead" looked at Kaoru. "I'm new here and I'm lost," she said. "Newbie, huh?" asked the tall teen. "Guilty," she said.

"Sure I can direct you. By the way, my name is Sanosuke Sagara. Call me Sano. Who's class are you looking for?" asked Sano. "Uh," Kaoru looked at her schedule. "Mr. Saito's Science Class," said Kaoru.

"We got to go, now!" yelled Sano. He grabbed Kaoru and ran with her dragged her down two halls. "Here you go and good luck," he said then took off down the halls. "Thanks!" she yelled. "I forgot to tell him my name," she said.

Kaoru made sure everything was perfect before she knocked on the door. "Who is it?' came a snarl from inside the classroom. "Uh, I'm the new girl," said Kaoru. "Get your ass in here," said the teacher.

Kaoru opened the door and about 23 pairs of eyes were on her. Big class, she thought. Then she saw the teacher. He looks like a wolf! she thought to herself. "I'm Mr. Saito," said Saito. "Introduce yourself to the class then find an empty seat," he snarled.

Kaoru faced the class. It was so big. "I'm Kaoru Kamiya," she said. A certain part of the class stifled laughter. Kaoru looked at them. About 5-6 of them were laughing at her! 3 black haired women, 1 black haired teen, and one very scary red headed teen. I definitely don't want to sit near them, thought Kaoru.

"Miss Kamiya, from now on, I expect you to be on time, otherwise you will have detention," Mr. Saito said. "Now sit down," he said.

Kaoru glanced around the room. Only one empty seat and that was near that group that was laughing at her earlier. Kaoru groaned as she walked past them.

"Watch this," said one of them black haired girls. She tripped Kaoru. She landed flat on her face. The whole class laughed at her. Kaoru looked at the girl who tripped her. "Welcome to your new hell. My name is Tomoe and don't you forget it you nerd," she whispered to Kaoru.

Kaoru got up, brushed herself off and took her seat. She hid her tears. Then Sano came in. "Hey teach. Sorry I'm late," he said. "It's no problem," said Saito. Kaoru was enraged. It was okay for the Roosterhead to be late, but not her! "Damn that teacher," whispered Kaoru.

Sano headed to his seat. It was the one Kaoru was in. "Hey new girl, you're in my seat," he snarled at her. "Sorry Sano," said Kaoru who got up. "Better not take my seat again little girl or I'll have to teach you a lesson," he said cracking his knuckles.

Kaoru had to go to the janitor and get another desk. It was the beginning of a stressful year for Kaoru.

Lunch time wasn't any better. She had no where to sit. All the seats were taken, so she sat on the floor. It was so embarrassing for her. A teacher came over to her and invited her to eat lunch in the classroom.

"My name is Miss Tae," she said. "I'm Kaoru Kamiya," said Kaoru with a sob. "It's ok dear," said Tae. "Today has been hell for me so far," she said. "Really?" asked Tae.

She led Kaoru to the Guidance office. "Sit here and eat your lunch," she said. Kaoru did. But she only took a few bites. "What's wrong dear?" asked Tae.

"They are going to hurt me," said Kaoru. "Who?" asked Tae. "Those 3 black haired girls, 2 black haired guys, and a freaky red head," said Kaoru now crying. "I don't know their names," said Kaoru.

"I can tell you their names. They are the most popular people here. Okay, they three girls are Tomoe Yukishiro, Misao Makimachi, and Megumi Takani. The two guys are Aoshi Shinomori and-," but Kaoru cut her off. I know the other one is Sanosuke Sagara. He told me in the hall before I got to class," said Kaoru.

"Okay and the red head; his name is Kenshin Himura. He's also known as Battousai because of his sword style that he uses. You want to stay as far away as you can from him. He's Tomoe's boyfriend," said Tae.

Kaoru looked at Tae with confusion written all over her face. "How do you know all this?" she asked. "My dear, I'm a guidance counselor. It's m job to know this stuff," she said.

The bell rang and Kaoru had to get to her next class which was gym. "Thank you for the talk and I'll keep that info. on the down low," she said. Tae waved bye to her.

Kaoru got to the gym with ease. It was so huge. But unfortunately for her, those bullies were in her class too. "Well look what the cat dragged in," said Tomoe. Kaoru spun around to her voice. Tomoe, Aoshi, Megumi, Misao, Sano and Kenshin were all behind her.

"Can you please leave me alone?" asked Kaoru politely. Aoshi glared down at the girl. "Oohhh, Aoshi doesn't like you," said Misao who was arm and arm with him.

"None of us like you," said Tomoe who pushed Kaoru down. The whole rest of the class were looking at defenseless Kaoru. "I don't want to fight you," said Kaoru. "Too bad because we feel like you need a good beating so you can know your place in this school," said Megumi. Kaoru got up. Megumi was about to slap Kaoru, but Kaoru dodged it. "If you want to fight me, you're going to have to do better than that you slut," said Kaoru from the other side of the gym. Everyone looked at Kaoru.

"Damn she's fast," said Misao. Kenshin stepped forward with amber eyes glaring straight at Kaoru. "She may be fast, but I'm faster," said Battousai.

Then he disappeared. Where did he go? asked Kaoru's mind.He stopped right in front of Kaoru. She squeaked in fear. There he is. "Learn you place and don't ever call my friend a slut again, or I'll end your life," said Battousai.

Kaoru slumped her body down. "It's all happening again. Just like at my other school. God, Please help me," she sobbed out on the gym floor.