A/N: Hello again. Long time no see. Actually I purposely delayed updating this story. I just didn't want to make a habit out of updating so quickly because then I would actually have to live up to it. Hmm...now that I look at the chapter, since I haven't for weeks, I wonder if giving Cagalli that dream at this time was really a good thing. Ah, well. I still have time to think it over.
Okay, I may sound ignorant about it, but I just want to be able to get this off my chest. Not to mention that my mouth is swollen from being at the dentist and from time to time my mother is pretty much getting on my nerves.
Aside from that, I hope you all enjoy this chapter.
Cagalli walked through a field of white roses. She was wearing a lavender gown that hugged her waist and flowed around her ankles. The sun shown brightly far above her and reflected off her golden hair. She stopped.
"Where am I?" She asked herself as she took in her surroundings. The field went on and on as far as she could see. "What is this place?" She asked to the air around her.
A rustling sound came from behind her. She spun around. No one was in site. She heard another one coming from the opposite direction. She turned around quickly and saw a shadow swift pass her. "Hey wait!" She called out to it.
She looked down at herself, at the dress she was wearing and cursed. "I can't believe this." She lifted up her dress and ran after the figure. She ran and ran as fast as she could in her heels. Everything was like a blur of white to her. She just kept looking forward at the running figure until she tripped.
Cagalli fell down and down a large hill of roses until there was no hill left to fall down on. She slowly lifted herself up and pushed her messy hair out of her face. She gasped. There were trees that stood higher than the tallest building and rows of bushes filled with even more white roses and beyond that was an ocean. It stretched outward even farther than the field and its crystal-blue water glistened under the sunlight.
Cagalli stood up on her feet. She slowly walked towards the water. It felt as if it was calling to her. As she got closer, she heard another rustle to her left. She stopped and turned. She didn't see anyone, but she kept moving forward anyway. There was a huge tree standing in her path, but somehow she knew there was someone waiting on the other side. She slowly edged around the tree until she saw someone, she saw him.
A young man, around the same age as Cagalli, was sitting with his back against the tree. His blue fringes overcast his face. He looked as if he was sitting there for ages and didn't give any notice to Cagalli's presence. Cagalli knelt down to get a closer look at him, but it was hard to tell who he was with all the hair covering his face. She reached out and tapped him on the shoulder. "Hey, is something wrong?" She asked.
The boy slowly turned his head and looked up at her. His green eyes looked at her sadly. Cagalli drew back from him and gasped. "Athrun?"
Athrun's hand reached out and grabbed her wrist. He pulled her towards him and drew his face in closer. Cagalli's eyes spread opened. She had no clue what was happening, but something kept telling her to allow it to happen. It's okay. It's what should happen. The voice kept telling her. She allowed herself to close her eyes and waited for the kiss.
Cagalli scrunched her eyes. Where is that ringing coming from?
Cagalli groaned. "Go away." She muttered.
Cagalli's eyes shot opened. She was looking at the ceiling. For a moment she felt confused about where she was. She rubbed her eyes and opened them again. She looked over to her right and then to her left. She was in her room.
"Ugh! Stupid alarm clock!" She yelled before sitting up and turning to knock her alarm clock over. She sighed in triumph.
"What the-!" She looked over at her bedside table. Her cell phone was blinking on and off. She grumbled. Cagalli reached over for her cell and pressed the talk button. "Hello?" She said grumpily.
She winced. "What on earth are you doing calling me at such a time like this, Krystal!" She yelled.
"To make sure you don't over sleep for school again." She heard her reply over the phone.
Cagalli rolled her eyes. "You know good well you don't ever call me for that. What's the real reason?"
"Okay, okay, you found me out. So, who was it?"
"Who was who?" Cagalli asked sounding puzzled.
"The guy your brother invited over yesterday. Sheesh Cagalli, get with the program."
Cagalli sighed over the phone and closed her eyes. It was a dream. She told herself. She was just reminded of the fact that Athrun was over yesterday and what freaked her out the most was that she had just dreamt about him. It made her shudder. "That new kid." She replied disdainfully.
"The hunk with the blue hair?" Cagalli removed the phone from her ear at that moment because she heard her friend squeal over the phone. "I knew your brother would come through!"
"Yeah, whatever." Cagalli mumbled. "Couldn't you have just waited until school started to ask me something like this?"
"So, what's his name?" Krystal asked, ignoring Cagalli's plea.
Cagalli groaned. "His name is Athrun."
"Athrun, huh? The name suits him."
"Big deal now let me get to sleep!" Cagalli said before turning off her phone. She threw it back on the table and fell back on her pillow. She sighed.
"Argh!" Cagalli got up and reached over for her phone. However, this time it wasn't ringing. She looked down to her alarm clock on the floor and saw it shaking. She stood up and picked it up before throwing it at the wall.
"You did not just break another alarm clock, did you?" She heard Kira shouting from another room.
"Shut up!" Cagalli replied before storming off to the bathroom.
"What was that all about?" Athrun yawned and stretched as he entered the kitchen.
"Oh that? Cagalli just hates getting up in the morning." Kira replied while chewing his food. "Don't worry, you'll get used to it."
"You say that as if I'm actually going to live here." Athrun replied with a look of amazement on his face.
Kira paused for a moment and grinned at him. "You never know. You're always welcomed to stay here."
"No thanks. I have my own place, remember?" Athrun said as a servant placed his plate of breakfast in front of him. "Thanks." He mumbled. "Besides, I find it odd that you allowed me stay over in the first place. You hardly know me."
Kira shrugged. "It was out of courtesy. It was my fault for having you stay here too late in the first place."
"I wouldn't have mind." Athrun said.
Kira waved his hand in the air. "Don't worry about it. We're used to having people staying over suddenly."
Athrun paused from eating to look through the entryway of the kitchen. "Really? Like who?"
"Important people." Kira said nonchalantly. "So, what are your plans for today?" He asked suddenly.
Athrun looked at him for a moment as if he was the craziest person on earth. "I was hoping that I would attend classes today, if that's what you mean?"
Kira chuckled. "Of course you're going to attend classes. I meant are you planning on meeting any new people today?"
"Oh." Athrun said after realization hit him. "Well, I never really planned on making actual friends when I decided to come here."
"Well, you're going to have to add it to your plans if you want me to be your friend." Kira said laughing. "I hope you're going to include girls in your plans as well."
Athrun raised an eyebrow. "Girls?"
"Yeah, you know, dating? You can't live life without trying to find that special someone in your life, right?" Kira said with a bit more of seriousness to his voice.
Athrun gulped. That wasn't a question he was expecting to be asked. Truth be told, he really wasn't looking for a relationship. It was what got him in trouble in the first place. He was really hoping to come to Orb in order to avoid all that. Well, the mob of girls he could never get rid of, but at least he could try and protect his heart. "I don't think so, Kira."
Kira sighed. "Oh well. So, planning on getting more involved with the school environment instead?"
"Getting involved? Such as?"
"You know, clubs, dances, sports, you name it. Why not? I'm sure you'll make a great basketball player, or why not try out for soccer?" Kira was absolutely gleaming at this point.
"Er…I'll think about it." Athrun said as he poked his scrambled eggs with his fork and stuffed it in his mouth.
"Yeah, definitely give it some thought." Kira said after awhile.
"Kira, the next time you buy me an alarm clock for my birthday I'll…" Cagalli stopped in her tracks as she suddenly entered the kitchen.
Kira looked up at Cagalli expectantly, while Athrun lowered his head so he wouldn't have to look her in the face.
Cagalli's face went pale the instant she saw Athrun sitting in the kitchen. In a flash that last scene in her dream came to her and her face went red. "What is he doing here?" She demanded.
"Eating breakfast." Kira answered plainly.
"I can see that!" She snapped. "What is he doing here in our kitchen at such an early time of the day eating our food?" Her voice rose higher with every passing word.
"Well, we can't just let him starve can we? He is our guest after all." Kira continued on as if he saw nothing wrong with the situation or what was just about to happen in that kitchen.
"Kira! What is he doing here, in our kitchen, now?" Cagalli bellowed.
Kira sighed. He looked at Athrun who still had his head down staring at his plate and then he looked up to Cagalli. "He spent the night, okay? I couldn't let him go home by himself in the dark."
Cagalli's eyes widened. She looked over at Athrun with threatening eyes. Her fists clenched and unclenched. "You mean to tell me that he stayed here, in the same building as me at night!"
"Is there something wrong with that?" Kira said smiling.
Cagalli was fuming. It was one thing to come home and find the very same boy she pushed over the day before sitting in her kitchen, but it was another to find him still there the next morning only to find out that he spent the night without her knowing. It just felt so…unjust to her. "Argh!" She screamed before storming out the kitchen.
Athrun and Kira stayed silent for a while as they listened to her stomp her feet up the stairs.
"That's her way of giving up." Kira said triumphantly.
Athrun finally looked up from his food. He looked at Kira in shock and then he shook his head in defeat. He could only guess it was a sibling thing. "I told you it wasn't wise for me to spend the night."
Kira scoffed. "Don't worry, she's only pissing about the possibility of you seeing her in her girly pajamas. Mind you, she doesn't like to be associated with the word girly or anything that comes with it." Kira laughed.
Athrun raised his eyebrow at him. "I think you two will be the death of me."
"Too bad, 'cuz you're stuck with us now." Kira smiled.
A few minutes later, Cagalli re-entered the kitchen again with all her school things with her. She glared at Kira and huffed without saying a word to him. She walked over to the table and reached over towards Athrun's plate. She took the toast off his plate and stuffed it in her mouth. "That's mine by the way." She said and then turned to leave for school.
Kira grinned. "One day and she's already warming up to you."
"Can you see no wrong?" Athrun said as he stood up from the table to get his school supplies as well. He had a feeling that being in the presence of Cagalli wasn't going to do him any good at all. The girl was downright frightening and he wasn't afraid to admit it. Though there was one thing he wasn't going to admit. No matter how scary, threatening, and intimidating she was, he found the fierceness in her eyes that hid behind her blonde fringes to be quite attractive.
"You coming?" Kira called to him from the door.
"Yeah." Athrun replied after snapping from his reverie. "But I don't think I'll be following you home any more."
Kira laughed on the way out the door.
A/N: Well I hope that was well enough. You know I hate cliff-hangers, but I think I'm leaving these stories off in incompleteness.
Well, please R&R while I go off and watch Underworld with my mom.