Disclaimer: I don't own B-daman or the characters or the song. Story of a girl is from Nine days.

Story of a girl

Mie finds a letter with a nice poem.

It was a hard week for the children and me. I had to work and those children didn't even help me. Well to cause trouble, that's the only thing they did.

I walked to my room. The walls are empty. I only have an office, a bed, a chair and a wardrobe. I see something lying on my desk. A letter with a poem on it.

This is the story of a girl

I wonder about what girl this is. She must be special!

Who cried a river and drowned the whole world
And while she looks so sad in photographs

How sad…Reminds me at the time of Marda B. …

I absolutely love her

I wonder who this guy is…loving a girl that's always unhappy.

When she smiles

Yeah, if she always sad, it must be pretty to see her smiling. I better should do that too…

"MUM!" Yamato screamed. I went to him. "What wrong, Yamato?" "Do you know what day it is today?" "Wednesday, why?" "What normally happens on Wednesday?" "Yamato just tell what you are trying to say!" Terry came to us. "He's trying to say, that it's Wednesday and that he wants to eat something special," Terry said. "WHAT?!" I yelled. "B-But mu-mum, you always cook something special for me on Wednesday," Yamato said.

How many days in a year?

"Yes young man, but that's only for us. And what about your friends??" We looked at the café. Every B-daplayer that Yamato had met during his journey was here. "Is that a yes?" Yamato asked. I looked down. Apparently, he was hoping I would cook something really special. But I am so tired of all this. A little help would be welcome. Knowing that everyday I live, no one would help me, is so sad.

She woke up with hope but she only found tears

"Mie?" "Yes Terry?" "We want to help you." "We?" I looked up and I saw Lienna, Li and Terry nodding. "Thank you." "Li? Terry? Lienna?" They turned to Armada. "Yes Armada?" "Could you help me today with the B-damans? You promised me yesterday." "Oh…" They all looked down.

And I can be so insincere
Making the promises never for real

I was waiting for their choice. "Well since I promised my sensei first, I'm going to help him," Terry said and went to Armada. "Lienna?" Armada asked. "I promise I will help you tonight, Mie." And she went to Armada too. "Li?" Armada and I asked looking at the boy.

As long as she stands there waiting

"Umm… Well I…" "Yes?" Armada and I asked. "I promised it too both, so..." "You can't be at two places t the same time, Laddie," Terry said. "You first promised it to Armada, Li," Lienna said. Li sighed and walked with Armada, Lienna and Terry away. So no one who's going to help me today. And I'm so tired!

Wearin' the holes in the soles of her shoes

I sat down. Most of the B-daplayers were outside, looking at or playing a B-dabattle. I was alone in my café. And I felt myself being so alone, being left by my friends, a little bit desperate. My whole life is everyday the same. I can't remember the times it was different. But I know it was different a long time ago.

How many days disappear?

I need to do something, before I go insane. I went to my room again. You know, I really need a mirror in this room. Maybe then, I'm not alone anymore.

You look in the mirror, so how do you choose?

I went to my wardrobe. All my clothes were so old… I picked an old dress. I didn't fit anymore. I picked another and that fit, but it was so ugly. At least I found one, it fitted and it wasn't that ugly. But it wasn't like it used to be.

Your clothes never wear as well the next day

Yes, I really need a mirror. Then I could see how my hair falls.

And your hair never falls in quite the same way

"Let's see, where is that letter with that poem…" I seek, but I fell over my old shoes. "Oww sh, fck …"

You never seem to run out of things to say

I found it lying next to me.

This is the story of a girl

A girl… Maybe someone wanted to give it to Lienna. Or to me.

Who cried a river and drowned the whole world
And while she looks so sad in photographs

Did I look so sad in photographs? No, I didn't, so it's not about me.

I absolutely love her

When she smiles

Oh an admirer, but for who? Me? Lienna? Karat? Someone who thinks Terry is a girl?

"Mie!" I better go check who needs me. It was Wen, Gray and Enjyu. "Yes boys?" "Do you know where Li is?" Wen asked. "And Lienna?" Gray asked. "And Terry?" Enjyu asked. "They're helping Armada. But boys can I ask for a favor. Can you help me with cooking?" I smiled, I finally found someone who's going to help me. I looked at the boys, but they already left me alone again.

How many lovers would stay?

This is so…. I sighed. These days are always the same. No wonder I get tired. And then the fact, that no one wants to help me.

Just to put up with this shit day after day

"MUM! Is dinner almost ready?" Yamato yelled through the house. Thus that boy don't know where to stop? "I'm coming Yamato!" I entered the café. "What's wrong now?" "I'm starving mum…" "But it's not even time to eat, Yamato!"

How did we wind up this way?

"But I'm hungry." "And I said that you had to wait!" "HUNGRY!" "YAMATO!" We started to arguing each other. "YOU ARE SUCH A STUPID MUM! I WISH YOU HAD NEVER FOUND ME!" Yamato screamed before he left me alone.

Watchin' our mouths for the words that we say

Li, Terry, Gray, Wen, Enjyu and Lienna came to look what happened. I told them about it. "I'll go find Yamato," Gray said, "He went to far." "I'm with you laddie!" "I better go check out too," Enjyu said. Terry, Gray and Enjyu were gone. Wen wanted to help serving the guests. Lienna went to the market. Li helped choosing something to cook. "You think so?" I sniffed. "Of course, everybody likes pancakes. We only need to wait until Lienna is back."

As long as we stand here waitin'

"I'm so tired Li." "I know Mie." "Wait didn't you had to help Armada?" "Oh Wen, Gray and Enjyu helped a bit, so we were sooner ready." Finally help…

Wearin' the clothes of the souls that we choose

Lienna came back with the messages that she didn't had enough money. "What? But it isn't that expensive!" I said. "I know, so I told him that!" "Him?" Li asked. "The one who wanted to ask the double price for it." "What?" I screamed. "Come!" I grabbed Lienna and Li and I started to walk to the market with them.

How do we get there today?

We came inside in the market. "Can I help you?" the man asked. "Yes you can," I said, "Why did you ask the double price at this girl?" I pointed at Lienna. "Ma'am, you're whining. I told the girl that she had to pay the normal price + some extra." "Why she?" "Not only her ma'am. Every girl here has to pay more." "That's sexist!" "You have to know your place, woman. Now if you excuse me." And he left me alone.

When we're walkin' too far for the price of our shoes

I sighed. My place? Am I unworthy? B-damage help me! "Mie," Lienna comforted. "I will buy those ingredients," Li said.

Your clothes never wear as well the next day

At home, Lienna, Li and Terry(he was back) started to cook. "Thanks guys," I said when I walked into the kitchen. "No need to thank, Laddie!" Another day, but this time a good day. They all helped me!

And your hair never falls in quite the same way

Well everyone except… BANG! "YAMATO!" everyone yelled. I looked into the café. Yamato had chased Tommy and landed on the table. The table was broken. "YAMATO!" I screamed. "How do you dare to do this to me?"

You never seem to run out of things to say

Can you believe it? First he ask if I want to make something special today for all of his friends and now he screwed it! I need to calm down, don't I? "Calm down Mie." I knew it… "I'll help you." Lienna said. She went with me to my room. "Hey what's this?" she said and grabbed the poem.

"This is the story of a girl

Who cried a river and drowned the whole world

And while she looks so sad in photographs

I absolutely love her

When she smiles"

Lienna stopped reading. "This is nice," she said. "You have an admirer!" I shook my head. "Someone must have lay it wrong. I guess it belongs to you." And I wanted to give her the poem, but she said she couldn't accept that.

And your clothes never wear as well the next day

"There is going to be a party tonight in the B-Coliseum. And a band will play songs. Maybe this is an invitation to that party from someone…" Lienna said. "You think?" She nodded. "I don't have a dress and my hair isn't very well done." "I'll help you, okay?" I nodded.

And your hair never falls in quite the same way

When Lienna was ready with me, we went downstairs. Li and Wen were serving drinks around, Gray was protecting the kitchen from Yamato, Terry was in the kitchen cooking and Enjyu was holding Yamato back.

No one noticed something. Good! After dinner, most of the B-daplayers left to go to the party. Lienna made herself up. Li and Terry helped me cleaning up. "Okay, everything is clean. Let's go to the party!" I said. "You mum? You know that you have to have a partner," Yamato said. "So?" "You think someone wants you?" Yamato asked. Terry sighed, Gray shook his head and Wen slapped his forehead. "YAMATO!" I screamed.

You never seem to run out of things to say

After a little incident with Yamato, I went to the party. "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the first party for B-daplayers. And we start immediately with the first song 'The story of a girl'," the announcer said. Maybe Lienna is right.

"This is the story of a girl

Who cried a river and drowned the whole world

And while she looks so sad in photographs

I absolutely love her

This is the story of a girl

Whose pretty face she hid from the world

And while she looks so sad and lonely there

I absolutely love her

This is the story of a girl

Who cried a river and drowned the whole world

And while she looks so sad in photographs

I absolutely love her

When she smiles"

The song ended. "This song was for Mie Delgado. Mie if you are there, remember to forget the sad things and to remember the fine things. And now the next on 'When you believe'," the announcer said. My cheeks were flushed, when I heard him calling my name. "Hi Mie!" "Oh hi Li. Did the announcer just said that that song was for me?" He nodded. "But from who?" I asked at myself. "Someone who wants to say that you are beautiful when you smile," Li guessed. I nodded. "Thanks Li. For all the help." "You're welcome."

That evening I heard Li talking to Lienna and Terry. "So she heard the song?" Terry asked. "Yes, she did," Li said. "And what did she say?" Lienna asked. "She asked if she had heard it good." "And?" Terry asked. "She also asked from who it was." "And did you tell it was you?" Lienna and Terry asked. "No," Li sighed. "You don't have to shame you, Li. Nothing's wrong with being in love with someone," Lienna comforted him. "But she older than me, a lot older…" Li protested. "Come on laddie. There is no age on love!" Terry said. I heard footsteps in my direction. Li opened the door where I was listening. Li looked down and left me standing there. Terry went after him. Lienna talked to me about the whole thing.

After that I ran outside to see Li. I really needed to talk to him. When he noticed me, he wanted to leave again. But I stopped him. I kneeled down so I could see in his eyes. He shaked. "Why do you shake so hard?" I asked. "I h-have it cold," he lied. "Did you write that song?" "Yes…" I slowly went closer to him and kissed him on his lips. A soft and quick kiss. After the kiss, we went back inside. "Goodnight," I wished him. "Goodnight…"

I smiled. For the first time this day I really felt for smiling none stop!

When she smiles


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