Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Hey all! Sparkleshine101 here, back with a brand new story! How exciting is that? I bet you're all surprised at my rather quick update. Well you know what? I'm pretty darn surprised too! Haha.

Anyways, my story's called "A HamHam's Guide to Getting the Girl of Your Dreams." The chapters aren't going to be too long, but each one will have a different step of the guide, if that makes sense. Hamtaro's not actually using the guide though, it's just kind of there for entertainment purposes. It'll make more sense later on. Also, this story's gonna be a lot shorter than "A Shoulder to Cry On." It was originally supposed to be a one-shot, but I decided to make it longer, then I came up with the guide idea! Expect around 6 chapters!

Well, that's all for now! I hope you all enjoy the story! Here we go!

Disclaimer: I don't own Hamtaro, any of the Hamtaro characters, or anything related to the show. Anything in this story that is similar to something already in existence is purely coincidental and unintentional.

A HamHam's Guide to Getting the Girl of Your Dreams

by sparkleshine101

Step 1: Get "the Feeling"

It was a day like any other. Hamtaro sat at the table in the Clubhouse, watching everyone else chatting happily amongst themselves. Usually, he would be part of the conversation, but today, he was too tired to talk. He yawned and felt his eyelids grow heavy, and he quickly fell asleep. From the other side of the clubhouse, Bijou looked up from her mirror and gazed at Hamtaro napping.

"He looks so adorable today," Bijou thought as a bright red blush appeared on her cheeks. Seeing this, the other girls followed Bijou's gaze to the clubhouse table. They smiled knowingly to themselves, ready to tease their friend.

Pashmina waved her paw in front of Bijou's face, and Bijou immediately snapped out of her trance. She turned to face the other girls, slightly confused.

"So Bijou, were you looking at a certain someone? Or were you just drooling over that plate of freshly baked cookies?" Pashmina asked.

"N-n-no, of course not! I was just… you know… admiring the new teacups!" Bijou responded, still blushing.

"Oh, are you sure you weren't looking at, hmm, I don't know, HAMTARO, maybe?" Sandy asked with a smile.

"Oh great, they know," Bijou thought. Even though she trusted her best friends with everything, she was hoping to keep this particular secret... well, a secret. "Shh… not so loudly, someone might hear you!"

"Oh come on, don't deny it, it's like sooo obvious!"

"Yeah, we know you've had a crush on him for awhile now!"

Bijou was really blushing now. "Well, you two certainly have me figured out. But you cannot let anyone else find out about this, alright? Especially not… him."

Pashmina smiled and put a paw on her friend's shoulder. "Don't worry, we won't tell. And personally, I think he only has for you."

"And if not, we'll make sure that he does!" Sandy added.

"You're the best!" Bijou said as she hugged her best friends.

"We know!" Sandy and Pashmina replied as they returned the hug.

Meanwhile, at the table, Hamtaro was having a rather interesting dream. He was sitting alone in an empty sunflower field when he noticed a girl walk by. He immediately recognized her as the prettiest girl he had ever seen. He felt all warm inside as she winked at him, but then she started to run away. As Hamtaro began to chase after her, he stretched his arms out in front of him and called out, "No, don't leave me! Where are you going?"

Hamtaro suddenly opened his eyes to find himself reaching for his teacup, with all eyes on him.

"I don't think your tea is going anywhere any time soon," Boss remarked. Everyone laughed and Hamtaro turned pink.

"Oh, yeah… funny story… weird dream… well, Laura's gonna be home, gotta run!" And with that, Hamtaro had scurried across the clubhouse and out the door.

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The next day, Hamtaro didn't feel like going to the clubhouse, which was completely out of character for him. He kept wondering about what the dream he had meant. Whenever he thought of the girl from his dream, his heart beat faster, and he felt all tingly inside. It was something he never experienced before. Hamtaro thought nothing more of it, until he had the exact same dream again that night.

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Laura yawned as she got ready for school. "I had the best dream about Travis last night," she told her pet hamster. "Just thinking about it makes me feel all warm and tingly inside. It's such a wonderful feeling!" Hamtaro looked up at his owner. When she was happy, he was happy. "Y'know, I've heard that the one you dream about is the one that you like. I know that's true for me!"

That was when it hit Hamtaro, "I think that I might really like this girl..." he told himself. "Well this is new..." It was at that moment that Hamtaro decided that he couldn't deal with this himself. He quickly dashed out of his cage to the clubhouse, hoping to find the hamster he was looking for.

Who is Hamtaro looking for? Why is he looking for them? And who's the girl in his recurring dream? You'll find out in the next chapter! Now hit me with the reviews!