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-re-reads chapter 1- Why does this look like Speak? O.o Ah well. Yeah, there are no navis, it's modern day and Saito isn't Netto's brother. -; See last chapter for warnings and summary.

It was the end of the day and Netto was walking home. Luckily, he had no bruises or anything to indicate that he was being harassed.

His mom, as always, greeted him home. Netto's dad was almost never around. The rest of the day was a daily routine: eat a snack, do homework, eat dinner, brush teeth, set alarm clock, go to bed, wake up, go to school, and repeat. Yep, that was the daily routine in the life of Netto Hikari.

Dinner was eaten in an uncomfortable silence. It was just Netto and his mom, Haruka. She decided to start a conversation.

"So, did you make new friends?" Haruka asked her son, hoping she wouldn't upset him.

"Maybe. I don't know yet." She nodded. Netto had told her and his dad about his preference. They were both fine with it, just a bit shocked.

The rest of dinner was again eaten in silence. Netto finished, cleaned the dishes and went to do the rest of his routine.

Netto walked into school the next day and was immediately confronted by Decao. Decao was, basically, big, fat and stupid. Just think of Dudley Dursley in Harry Potter. Netto mentally sighed and prepared himself for the harassment. Although, that never came when Saito walked toward Netto and dragged him away. Of course, that didn't mean that Netto was going to be able to escape the harassment he'd most likely get in class.

Thank you Saito! Netto thought to himself. Thus, school began.


Well, at lunch Saito sat next to Netto again. The two talked a bit, exchanged email addresses and home addresses. Netto again wondered how long Saito will want to hang out with him, once the harassment starts.

Netto flinched as someone flicked an acorn at him, hitting Netto in between the shoulder blades. Now, you probably think that it shouldn't hurt when getting hit with an acorn. Well, if it wasn't a person with strong arms, then, yeah, probably wouldn't hurt as much. But, it just so happened that Decao was the one that flicked the acorn at Netto.

Of course, Netto made sure that Saito wouldn't see. He didn't know why, but he felt comfortable in Saito's presence.

"So, I noticed that not a lot of people sit next to you or anything, Netto. Why is that?" Saito asked him, his voice evident that he was hoping he didn't offend Netto in any way. Netto thought about this.

"Honestly, I don't know for sure." Netto told him. The girls at one table were laughing at some joke, probably about him. Saito looked a bit saddened by the treatment Netto was getting.

"Well, that's not fair then. You getting treated this way for no apparent reason." Saito commented, Netto was a bit taken aback from Saito's statement. Nobody had ever said that to him before.

"I got used to it." Netto mumbled, touched that Saito cared about him. The rest of lunch was ate in silence.


Netto was heading out of the school, ignoring the rude whispers about him. Saito was walking with him, their houses in the same general direction.

Maybe…Saito and I will be good friends…maybe this year won't be so bad, after all…That was Netto's last thought as he head to bed, falling asleep as he listened to the song Missing.

…I wonder if this was longer or not than the last chapter…oh well. –listening to Key of the Twilight- -; I like that song. Well, I'm surprised that I updated so fast. O.o Please review! I hope this answers some of the questions…still thinking of the plot…suggestions are appreciated. -;