Chapter 25:

The Baka's eyes glittered. She smiled.

"At first, I thought Natsume Hyuuga was your date but I heard he has a date already." The boy said.

My hands started to heat up, who the hell is this?

"C'mon." I told the Baka.

She looked at me.

"What? If you want to know, Taka's asking me something." She said, still looking at me.

"No. She has a date already." I told the boy.

The boy looked puzzled.

"I said no, what are you still doing here?" I said

"Natsume!" The Baka shouted.

The boy started to get nervous, I can tell.

"I'm sorr---"

Before the Baka finished what she was saying, the boy ran away. The Baka's mouth opened.

"What did you do that for? I don't have a date!" She shouted.

"C'mon." I repeated.

"No! I almost had a adate and YOU had to ruin it! You scared him away!" She shouted. People started to look at us. "What is your problem?"

I sighed.

"That's all? Just a sigh? You can't even explain?" She continued.

She's such a nagger.

She stood up.

"You're despicable." She said.

"Do you even know what 'despicable' means?" I said in amusement.

She tried to answer back to show disbelief, but nothing came out.

"I can't believe you." She said then she walked out, leaving me.

I just watched her.

She's still going to be my date.

I stood up and left some money on the table and left. On the way to the bus, I saw the dress the Baka was drooling at.

Well, I did get her mad.

I walked into the clothing store.

"May I help you, sir?" The saleslady asked me as I stared at the dress.

"Yeah, I want that one." I pointed onto the dress.

"Yes, sir." She said as she went to the mannequin and took the dress carefully. "This one?"

I nodded.

"What size?"

Size? Crap. There's a size?

"I'll have the smallest."

The girl went out back and got the smallest one.

I hope this fits her perfectly.

I bought the dress for 1,200 rabbits.

"Your date will love that dress." The saleslady said as she folded the dress and placed it inside a flat box.

I stared at her, she just smiled.

"Thank you, sir." She said as she gave me the box.

I walked out of the store and towards the bus. I walked inside the bus and saw the baka, staring outside, then switched to me, with a glare I just looked at her, with a bit of guilt.


She stared outside again.

I sat four seats away from her. After a few minutes, Ruka sat beside me.

"What did you do?" He asked me lazily.

"To whom?"

"You know who. I know you always tease her and everything but she never got this sad." Ruka told me.

"So what?" I said as I stared outside with no intention of telling him what happened. Ruka sighed. He stood up. I watched him as he went to the baka's place and sat beside her. I rolled my eyes and looked outside. I saw a group of girls wave at me from the cafe. I didn't wave back. I hate those kinds of girls. I closed my eyes and gave myself permission to drown myself inside my mind.

My mission tomorrow. The dance. Mikan. The dance. Mikan. Mikan.

I felt guilty about what I did, but it was her fault since she's such an idiot.

After a few minutes, the bus stopped. I waited for everyone to go out before I stood up and left the bus. I saw Ruka, he was waiting for me.

"Natsume..." He started.

I glared at him.

"Mind your own business." I said as I left Ruka.

I have it under control.

I walked towards her dormitory. Where's her room? Of course I know where her room is.

I entered the building, turned left and there it was, the small brown door that leads to infinite annoyance and irritation but what the hell? I knocked, that was quite polite.

"Who is it?" I heard her ask.

"It's me." I said coolly.

It took her a good ten seconds before she opened the door.

"What?" She asked with a glare, holding the door just half open.

I pushed the door, making sure not to hurt her, and let myself in. I threw the small box on her small bed.

"Your room's tiny." I commented.

"Excuse me? What are you doing here?" She asked me. "And I'm sorry that I'm not a special star like you."

I noticed the sarcasm.

"I came here for this." I said, pointing at the box.

"What is it?"

I know she tired to keep her pride but she wanted to open it as soon as possible.

"Open it, idiot."

She slowly walked over to her bed and put the box onto her lap. She looked at me, then started to open the box. I heard her gasp.

"Oh my." She expressed happily. She looked up at me, as if asking me what's that for.

I stared at her.

"I'm thinking Taka's still up for it." I said.

She smiled at me, I looked at her one last time. At last. the guilt disappeared... I saw her smile. Then I left.

She was my date, my date but she didn't know. It may seem like I'm forcing her. So, that means I'm dateless.

I walked out of the dormitory and straight to my room.

The sun woke me up, it was 1pm. It was even the day of the dance. I grunted. I'm not going to the dance. Why should I? It's just something not worth wasting your time in. I slept again.

I woke up at 4 int he afternoon. I was woken up by the noises behind my door. I stood up and opened my door to see what was casuing the noises. I saw girls running around the hallways liek mice with their gowns in their arms and their hair all tied up, some were shouting. One girl stopped when she saw me, she blushed and continued running back and forth. Wtf? I don't even get why they're all running around. I closed the door.

This is just crap.

I went to the bathroom and took a bath and got dressed. I went out of my room to find something to eat, the dance was about to start so there wasn't anyone anymore.

I walked towards the canteen, it was empty. A few minutes later, I heard the music start as I ate pudding in the cafeteria. When I finished, I went out, the school grounds were empty also, no one was in sight. I went inside the forest to rest and just stare at the night sky. But I stopped when I reached my favorite tree.


I saw her staring at the lake, she looked up at me. She was wearing the dress I gave her. She stood up.

"I knew you'd be here. This is such a nice dress." She said.

"Yeah, whatever."

She smiled.

She walked closer to me, I walked backwards, afraid of what might happen. She stopped.

"You gave me this dress because you knew I wanted it, didn't you?" She said as she held the bottom part of the dress. "And so that I can go with Taka."

She spun around to show off the dress. Then she stopped.

"But I was waiting for you." She said as color rised to her face.

It was like everything stopped. But I was waiting for you. Those words rang on my head a few more times.

"You what?"

"I waited for you to ask me but I guess someone asked you before I did, but now that I'm here, you don't seem to have a date." She said with a smile.

I could not believe what I was hearing. She was waiting for me, and I could've asked her in just one snap. I stared at her, she was looking at me, still wearing a smile.

"Say something, Natsume." She said.

I shook my head with a smirk and held out my hand. Her eyes glittered and she took my hand.

"You dance?" She said together with a laugh.


She laughed again.

Mikan's POV

We started to dance. I was oblivious of the fact that this was actually happening. It took alot of me to say those things, and he responded, not quite what I expected but it was better. I was happy. I can feel the warmth of his body as we got closer. This is the closest I've ever been to Natsume. Am I lucky? I don't know. I don;t know how he would treat me after this.. plus, he has fangirls btu I hope he'll still be there to save me from them. But still, I don't want to ruin this moment.

"Thank you, Natsume." I whispered.

I looked at him, he was looking at me with his eyes, no longer as empty as before.

"I'm thirsty." I said. We stopped.

"C'mon." Natsume said as he took my hand and led me out of the forest.

"Wait." I said. We stopped. "Does this mean you like me?"

I smiled. He looked at me.

"I'll leave you to think about that." He said. I frowned . We continued walking.

"Wait, who's supposed to be your date?" I asked.


That's all I wanted to ehar. I clutched onto his arm.

"Don't be too spoiled, Polka-dots." Natsume said.


He smirked. Natsume stopped walking when we got out of the forest.

"Oi!" he shouted. "Oi! Kokoroyomi!"

Kokoroyomi faced us, his smiled slowly fading.