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Chapter One: Athrun's Fiancée?
Summary: Athrun Zala and Cagalli Yula Athha were happily engaged, that is until a young girl comes into their lives claiming to be Athrun's fiancée.
"Alright, today is the day that I find him!" exclaimed a young girl's voice. She tightly held on to her bag as she looked at the city below. She was in a shuttle from the PLANTS and was landing in Orb. She sighed, "Gosh…I hope he remembers me…"
Cagalli was sitting on a chair in front of an ice cream parlor reading the newspaper. She was waiting for her brother, Kira, who was getting some ice cream.
"God, he takes long," she muttered under her breath.
Cagalli looked up and saw a happy faced Kira running towards her.
"What took you so long?" she demanded. "It's so hot and I've been here for a while!"
Kira pouted. "It's not my fault that the line took so long." He then grabbed his chocolate chip ice cream and ate it.
Cagalli sighed, "Whatever. We still have to pick up Lacus, you know?"
Kira gasped, "Oh yeah! She leaves at 3:00 from work! Let's go Cagalli!" He quickly grabbed her arm and shoved her into the car. Then --as if he was in a car chase-- quickly started the engine and drove away.
"Did he just kidnap her?" a young girl as he mother. Her mom shrugged, "I don't know. Let's hope not."
"What's taking them so long?" Lacus asked herself as she looked at her watch; it read 3:45.
Sighing, she sat down on the steps and rested her head on her palms. It has been a long day since she decided to go back to singing. Later on, she still has to take care of the children. I'll just let Kira take care of most of them, she thought evilly. He'll do that as punishment for coming late.
Lacus turned her head around as she heard something coming. It was a sound of tires screeching…and a man yelling? She didn't know. Curious, Lacus walked to the corner of the street and looked around. "WHAT THE!" she exclaimed as she jumped out of the way of a red car. "Please don't let that be who I think it is…," she prayed as she walked back to the studio.
The red car parked itself and out came Kira--who acted as if nothing happened.
"Hey Lacus!" he waved as he saw her walking over.
"K-Kira…? Was that you driving?" Lacus exclaimed quite angrily.
"Yes." Kira smiled as if it was a good thing.
"You nearly killed me!" Lacus shouted. Kira jumped. "How did I do that?" he asked in confusion.
"When you're driving, you're supposed to stay on the road, not just hop on the sidewalk then go back!" she exclaimed.
"I just didn't want you to wait too long," Kira muttered sadly as he turned around.
Lacus sighed, "Kira, I'm sorry. It's just been a long day."
Kira faced her and smiled, "So you're not mad at me?"
Lacus smiled as well, "I'm not mad at you. Though, what happened to Cagalli?"
Lacus walked over to the other side of the car and opened the door. She gasped, for in front of her was a fainted Cagalli. She looked dead as her eyes were rolled back and she didn't seem to be breathing. Lacus held her and shook her. "Cagalli, wake up!"
Who's voice is that?
"Cagalli, open your eyes!"
I know that voice…Lacus!
Cagalli quickly escaped her thoughts and looked around. In front of her were Lacus and Kira. She sat up and rubbed her eyes.
"Cagalli, are you alright?" Kira asked.
Cagalli forced a smile. "Kira, can you come closer?"
Kira did as he was told and walked closer to his sister.
"Closer than that," she instructed.
Kira did that as well. Out of the blue, she grabbed his shirt and shook him violently. "WHAT THE HECK IS YOUR PROBLEM? You nearly killed me with that CRAZY driving! THIS ISN'T 'CRAZY TAXI' you know? There are actually laws that you have to follow!"
Cagalli continued shaking him and yelling for his driving. Lacus, out of pity, pulled Kira away.
"Cagalli, how about I drive and you and Kira talk things out. Athrun is still waiting for us," Lacus reasoned, still patting the 'swirly-eyed' Kira until he came back to his senses. When he did, he sat at the back of the seat. Cagalli sat in the front because Lacus was worried about what would happen if they were together.
"Alright, we're heading back to the mansion!" Lacus said as she started the car and did normal driving.
"Excuse me, do you know where Athrun Zala lives?" the young girl asked the operator over the phone.
"Mr. Zala?" the operator repeated.
"Yes," she replied.
The girl could hear through the line the clicking of the keyboard. She then heard a 'ding' and smiled. She must've found him.
"Mr. Zala currently lives in the Athha Mansion."
Athha mansion? The girl thought. "Where is it located?"
The operator told her the address and she smiled. "Thank you very much!" and she hung up.
The girl looked at the glittering city in front of her. She was currently in the airport still. "Athrun…I can't wait to see you again!" she squealed to herself and walked out to get a taxi.
"Athrun?" Cagalli called out as she and the others entered as well.
Athrun came down the stairway when he heard his name. He looked at the entrance and waved at the three. Cagalli walked over just to give him a hug.
"Where were you guys?" Athrun asked as he let go. "It's been a while."
Cagalli glared at Kira. "Go ask that person over there."
Kira winced as if the words stabbed him. "Cagalli, that's not a very nice thing to say about your own brother."
Cagalli just crossed her arms and continued glaring at him. "It's your fault that we're late! We're supposed to be here an hour ago. Remember? I had a meeting?"
Kira gave a 'thinking' look. "Oh yeah! Your meeting with Orb right?" Cagalli nodded. "Sorry Cags…"
"Never mind. I have to go now." Cagalli walked out of the mansion and drove away. Lacus giggled a bit and faced Athrun. "Does she know yet?"
Athrun shook his head. "I'll tell her later."
Kira gave the two a confused look. "What are you guys talking about?"
"Secret." they replied in unison. Kira pouted, "You guys are hiding something aren't you?"
"Sorry Kira. You're Cagalli's brother and we can't afford to tell you. You might slip it out," Athrun explained as he placed his hands inside his pockets.
Kira angrily stomped his foot on the floor. "That isn't fair! Name one time I told Cags a secret!"
"Let's see…remember her surprise birthday?" Lacus listed. "And the time when we got Cagalli a gift? You told her."
"I said one, Lacus." Kira frowned. "Am I really not that trustworthy?"
"Nah. You're trustworthy, it's just that you get too excited and say it out loud," Athrun implied.
"That's so weird! In elementary, I got the certificate of 'Most Trustworthy' out of all my classmates!" Kira exclaimed as he remembered.
Lacus sighed, "Kira, you're 22 years old. That was like 10 years ago."
Kira sighed as well, "I guess you're right. Gotta let go of that past, huh?"
"Right," Lacus agreed, smiling.
"Anyways, let's go. Cagalli might be a bit late." Athrun sighed as he went to his room upstairs. Lacus and Kira followed.
Cagalli entered her mansion and laid on the sofa. It was a long day, the meeting was mainly about Orb's future. Sure, it was important, but it gets boring after the first hour.
Cagalli jumped up, only to see Lacus smiling.
"What's up with that?" Cagalli exclaimed as she still felt her heart racing from the shock.
"Athrun wants to see you outside," she informed. Sighing, Cagalli got up and walked to the backyard where Athrun was waiting.
Kira walked in from the kitchen. "Lacus, now will you tell me what's going on?"
"Athrun is going to propose to Cagalli," Lacus replied happily as she couldn't wait to see the expression from Cagalli's face.
Kira's eyes widened. "What! How long have they known each other?" he exclaimed from shock.
"Kira, it's been 4 years."
"Anyways, let's just watch."
In front of them, they could see him and Cagalli sitting down. Suddenly, he kneeled before her and brought out the ring. Cagalli blushed as he placed the ring on her finger. A few minutes later, she squealed and hugged him. Kira and Lacus smiled. "I bet she said yes," Lacus said.
"Yeah, she doesn't squeal that much," Kira added.
Cagalli rushed into the mansion smiling. "You guys, you know what Athrun just did?"
"No, what did he do?" the two asked in unison. They pretended that they didn't know.
"Athrun proposed to me!"
"Really? Wow Cagalli, you're now engaged!" Kira exclaimed happily as he hugged his sister.
"It's about time!" Lacus teased a bit.
"Hey…what does that mean?" Cagalli exclaimed a bit angrily.
Lacus shook her head. "Never mind, let's see Athrun."
The other two agreed and walked out to see Athrun--who was surprised at how Cagalli reacted.
The doorbell rang. "Who could it be? I don't have any meetings today…," Cagalli muttered to herself. She walked over to the door and opened it. Before her, a young girl who looked fifteen smiled. Her red hair was in pigtails and her clear blue eyes met Cagalli's gold ones. "Hello, my name is Meyrin Hawke," she smiled and waved.
"Umm….hello, my name is Cagalli. Is there something I can help you with?" Cagalli said a bit uneasily.
"Is Mr. Zala here?" Meyrin asked.
"Yes. Are you a friend of his?"
Meyrin smiled as she cocked her head to the side, "Not really a friend, you see…" she then blushed slightly. "I'm his fiancée."
End of Chapter One
A.N.: Just so you know, I won't make Meyrin 'evil' or anything. She'll just be herself, not OOC, and she'll definitely not be ROOC (Really Out of Character). I don't hate her either. Kira is also not high or anything, he just doesn't want Lacus to wait too long when he's picking her up. So, how as chapter one? Was it a bit odd? As usual, review please?