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Chapter 14: Just The Girl

"Not so fast Blondie." a voice called out from the crowd.

The person broke through the crowd, who was stunned, and strutted their way up the stairs and onto the stage. Emerald green eyes sparkled with rage and revenge. Curly fire, red locks cascaded over bare, pale shoulders. The person stomped their way over to Ruka, who was so surprise he didn't react when the person snatched the microphone from him.

"Ladies and Gentleman your regularly scheduled program has been interrupted for a special bulletin." The girl said with a glint in her sparkling green eyes.

Mikan looked onto the stage, at the girl with cold, angry eyes. Her body shook in fury as she curled nd uncurled her fists. She could see nothing, but red. Her chocolate orbs were focused with a deadly glare at her, while the red head stood on the stage with a look of pure innocence, which only managed to infuriate her more. Her nostrils flared and she was ready for a blow out attack when a hand on her shoulder brought her back. She turned to face the pair of emotionless violet eyes of her best friend.

"Hotaru?" she asked in a meek voice. (well it sure ain't the easter bunny)

"Let see what's she has to say." Hotaru said not meeting Mikans' eyes, but keeping her violet pools on the red head.

"My name is Kairi. I'm nineteen years old and I will be your host for the remainder of the evening." Kairi said in a surprisingly happy voice.

"What is she doing?" Mikan asked no one in particular.

"Mikan Sakura please join me on stage." Kairi said locking eyes with Mikan, a large sickeningly sweet smile on her face.

Mikan swallowed the lump in her throat and started toward the stage, her brown eyes locked with Kari's green ones. In a few minutes she made it through the crowd and up the stairs and onto stage. She stood next to Kairi, who was smiling almost mockingly.

"In the short time I've gotten to know Mikan I found out what a spectacular person she is." Kairi said placing an arm around Mikan's shoulders.

Mikan was confused far beyond what words can describe, but she played along with Kairi's little charade and just smiled. Kairi started complimenting Mikan in flattery ways that didn't fool Hotaru for a minute because she spotted it. High above Mikan's head was a masked figure who held a big bucket of some thing in his hands while peering down at Mikan from his position.

"...an she become somewhat of a sister to me..." Kairi dragged on.

The ingenious wheels in Hotaru's had began to turn as she bolted to the side door leading backstage. She gathered her lilac dress in her arms and sprinted up the spiral staircase that led to the overhead bridge above the stage. She slipped cautiously out of her high heels and a tip toed behind him, holding her baka gun.

"Don't move." Hotaru said in a serious and dangerous voice.

The masked figure froze for a second feeling the cool barrel of the baka gun near his ear. Then in a split second he spun around a nd knocked the gun across the bridge. He smiled in triumph before Hotaru landed a blow into his cheek. He wobbled for a minute the stood up straight leaving the bucket on the ledge of the railing.

"..and she is incredibly special to..." Kairi droned.

He put up his fist and went into a fighting stance. Hotaru mocked his action and suddenly he was running full speed toward her. Hotaru dropped her fist and started to straighten her hair and dress. As soon as he was less than a foot away form her she grabbed the back railing and went over it and held on. (btw no one can see them they're high up)

"...let's start her celebration...Happy Birthday to..."

Kairi started singing Happy Birthday with the crowd joining in as they brought her cake forward. Mikan forgetting all about Kairi smiled in delight with some pink in her cheeks. The cake had seven layers and seventeen candles and a small photograph of her and Natsume at the top. The cake was covered in Christmas color icing green and red and had snowflake shaped icing on it as well. Mikan could feel tears brim her eyes.

A couple feet up Hotaru pulled herself back over onto the bridge. The masked man had flew right past her and went tumbling down the spiral staircase. (trust me it hurt A LOT) Hotaru grabbed the bucket and took and sniff before jerk her head back in disgust. Whatever it was it reeked.

They say to wrongs don't make a right, but in the world of Imai Hotaru such sayings don't exist. She didn't think twice about what she was about to do. Kairi had taken a few steps back looking up at the bridge expectantly. She couldn't see clearly because of the bright lights. Hotaru smirked down at Kairi's smiling face and dumped the bucket of God-knows-what on her.

Kairi saw a black blob coming down and she had a perplexed expression then she realized what was happening and opened her mouth to scream.

"Ahhhhhh-gurgle."

Right in the mouth, Kairi was now choking and sputtered on stage. The crowd was filled with gasps before it erupted with laughter. Mikan spun around and had a shocked expression on her face. 'What on earth?' she thought.

Kairi stood up straight and looked around at all the laughing faces. She was covered from head to toe with the disgusting concoction that she had spent the past few night making. Her mouth tasted horrible and she stunk really bad. Her eyes darted around at the mocking faces before she focused her green eyes on Mikan. Without a second thought she lunged forward.

Mikan was so shocked she couldn't move she just stared at the infuriated teenager heading straight for her. Before she had a chance to scream, she was yanked off the stage by several hands of her friends Anna, Nonoko, Sumire and Koko. Mikan never took her eyes off Kairi, as she tried to stop, but failed miserably. She slided across the stage and crashed right into Mikan's cake.

More gasps and more laughing. Kairi separated herself from the cake and wiped chunks of it form her face. The fury in her eyes had faded and she looked weak and vulnerable she bit her lip and tried to hold back.

Again failing miserably.

She fled the ballroom with hands covering her face. Mikan looked after her as she sprinted through the double doors. 'Tears.' she thought. She couldn't help it, she felt sorry for Kairi. I mean sure she was mean and horrible with bad taste in clothes sizes, but she was still a person.

Mikan gathered up her dress in her arms and sprinted after her. She could hear her friends calling her in the back round, but she ignored them and continued after Kairi. Her black, sticky footprints led to one of the bathroom's. Mikan dropped her dress and knocked on the door.

No answer.

"Kairi?"

A few sniffles.

"Kairi I know your in there."

Silence.

"OK since you won't answer I'll just talk. Kairi I'm sorry that this happened to you. I know we haven't been the best of friends, but you really have no reason to hate me. I know Natsume used you and I'm sorry about that too, but that really is no excuse to do what you've done or tried to do. I have people who care about me enough to make sure I don't get hurt and sometimes that requires hurting others like you. Look can we just start over and pretend none of this ever happened? Kairi?"

The bathroom door opened revealing a very miserable looking Kairi. She looked shyly into Mikan's caring eyes. "I'd like that."

Mikan smiled. "Good. Now let's get you cleaned up." and both girls laughed before making their way to Mikan's room.


"Happy Birthday Mikan!" everyone cheered as Mikan and Kairi reentered the room. Kairi was all cleaned up her red hair was pulled back into a pony tail with the ends curled and she was wearing a baby pink dress that came down to her knees with a bow on the back.

"Arigatou minna-san!" Mikan replied with a smile.

Mikan linked arms with Kairi and led her over to the table where all her friends were sitting.

"Hey guys." Mikan said oh-so-casually.

They looked from Mikan to Kairi and then back again. Anna was the first to speak.

"Hey Mikan-chan what..." she couldn't finish.

"I know Kairi not the nicest person and she's done some mean things, but she's turning over a new leaf. So be nice." Mikan said.

Hotaru stood. "Ok I know we've had some problems, but I really want to know how on earth did you make that stuff?"

"Oh it's quite simple actually."

"Really? Walk with me and tell me all about it in detail." Hotaru said as the two girls drifted away from the group.

"Uh oh," Anna said with a giggle, "you slay one dragon and created a whole new monster."

The group broke out in laughter. Mikan sighed and sat down in her seat.

"What's the matter?" Nonoko asked over the rim of her champagne glass.

"It's Natsume. We had a fight and I haven't heard from him since. Maybe he's..."

"I wouldn't be to sure birthday girl." Anna said with a smile as she and Nonoko tugged Mikan out of her seat and to the front of the stage.

"What's going-"

"Ladies and Gentleman here for your listening pleasure, please welcome BLACK HEART!!" a voice said from the speakers.

The instruments started. Natsume and rest are at their usual spots. Natsume with the microphone in his hands not breaking eye contact with Mikan.

Natsume: She's cool and she's cruel
But she knows what she's doin'
She pushed me in the pool
At our last school reunion
She laughs at my dreams
But I dream about her laughter
Strange as it seems
She's the one I'm after

2-3-4

The band jumped and swayed and rocked in time to the music.

All: Cause she's bittersweet
She knocks me off of my feet
And I can't help myself
I don't want anyone else
She's a mystery
She's too much for me
But I keep comin' back for more
She's just the girl I'm lookin' for

Ruka came up the edge of the stage smiling down at Mikan and winking at Hotaru who rolled her eyes, but smiled.

Ruka: She can't keep a secret
For more than an hour
She runs on 100 proof attitude power
And the more she ignores me
The more I adore her
What can I do?
I'd do anything for her

2-3-4

Ruka fell back as Natsume came forward again still watching Mikan with a slight smile playing on her lips.

All: Cause she's bittersweet
She knocks me off of my feet
And I can't help myself
I don't want anyone else
She's a mystery
She's too much for me
But I keep comin' back for more
She's just the girl I'm lookin' for

Natsume came to the edge of the stage, causing his fan girls to go into a frenzy, but he paid them no mind. He just kept his eyes on his brunette who was turning slightly pink, but was smiling and laughing.

Natsume: And when she sees it's me
On her caller ID
She won't pick up the phone
She'd rather be alone
But I can't give up just yet
Cause every word she's ever said
Is still ringin' in my head
Still ringin' in my head

He swayed to the gentle beat, his hair mimicking his actions causing his fan girls to swoon and nearly faint.

Natsume: She's cool and she's cruel
But she knows what she's doin'
Knows just what to say
So my whole day is ruined

They started jumping and bouncing, Natsume making his hair sway violently.

All: Cause she's bittersweet
She knocks me off of my feet
And I can't help myself
I don't want anyone else
She's a mystery
She's too much for me
But I keep comin' back for more

The crowds screams were so loud, but the music towered over it. Then Anna and Nonoko fought through the crowd, dragging a struggling Mikan up on to the stage. She didn't struggle once she realized she was in Natsume's arms.

All: Cause she's bittersweet
She knocks me off of my feet
And I can't help myself
I don't want anyone else
She's a mystery
She's too much for me
But I keep comin' back for more
Oh, I keep comin' back for more
She's just the girl I'm lookin' for
Just the girl I'm lookin' for

He picked her up and spun her around. She laughed and felt like a kid.

Natsume: Just the girl
I'm lookin' for
She's just the girl
I'm lookin' for
Just the girl
I'm lookin' for
Just the girl I'm lookin' for

He pulled her close and kissed her passionately in front of the crowd. (like they cared)

The crowd erupted in applause screams and whistles. Natsume pulled away from Mikan and whispered an apology in her ear. The familiar breath on her ear was enough to make her turn pink she just nodded and her kissed her again.

He took the microphone in the hand that wasn't holding Mikan's.

"Is everyone having a fucking awesome time?!" Natsume yelled.

Screams filled the room.

"What a pack of losers! Let's try this again. I said IS EVERYONE HAVING A FUCKING AWESOME TIME?!"

Screams ten times strong fifty times louder.

"All right. That's more like it." Natsume said, he Held up his hand that was intertwined with Mikans.

"This is my girlfriend Mikan Sakura," Mikan turned twenty shade of red. " and I haven't been very good to her this past few days."

Awwwww

"Yes, but I want to apologize formally." Natsume said and he got down on one knee.

Gasp

"Mikan Sakura will you accept my apology." Natsume said looking into her eyes.

"Of course I do Natsume." Mikan said, still blushing strawberry red.

Yay

"But I have a something else I want to say Mikan Sakura you are more important to me then anything in this world and I know I can be an ass sometimes,

Laughter

"But bear with me because when it comes for you I don't want anyone else to have you. Mikan when you turn twenty one years of age I want you to marry me."

Gasps and Aww's

Mikan was stunned into silence "Will you?" Natsume asked. Tears brimmed her eyes and she nodded. "Huh?" he asked.

"Yes I'll marry you baka!" she yelled.

Screams, applause and whistles filled the air again.

Turns Sakura Mikan was Just the Girl Hyuuga Natsume wanted.

Fin.


Well that's the end. No epilouge's no sequels. I'm done. Whew! hehe. Hope you guys continue to read my work cause I'm far from done. lol

Hoped you enjoyed my fanfic Just the Girl.

Please Review. I love you all.

Lots of Love

Chi-chan