By Jyun Hwa
Disclaimer: I don't own Shaman King.
The Asakura held the door open for Ren to go in first and entered directly behind him. Professor Silva was already in the room, although class hadn't officially begun yet. He glanced over at the two newcomers as they entered and took their seats beside each other.
"Hey. How's everything going with you two? Everything alright?" he asked, as he had nothing better to do.
Ren wasn't sure how he was supposed to answer, but luckily for him, he didn't have to since Yoh did. "Everything's great! Ren already made me lunch." He flashed his traditional smile and a peace sign, causing the one in question to look at him verily. Was it appropriate to be so casual to a teacher? He decided to let it go, knowing it wouldn't change anything.
"Professor Silva!" one of the guys who was sitting near the back of the room came up to the front desk, capturing Ren's attention while doing so. "I have a question."
"What is it?" Professor Silva asked politely.
"I was wondering. Since there is a dance next week, is that supposed to account for part of our grade?" he asked. "Because, you know… I have a girlfriend who's kind of expecting me to go with her."
This grabbed Ren's attention further, as he tuned out what Yoh had been saying completely, not that he even noticed that the other was speaking in the first place.
"Ah, that," Professor Silva remarked. "No. No, it doesn't. You do whatever you want with that. The project isn't meant to take over your lives or anything. Go ahead; feel free to do whatever you like with that…"
The rest was also tuned out. For some reason the junior felt his heart get a bit heavier as it sank. He remembered that girl talking to Yoh about that dance.
"Ren? Ren??" Yoh's voice finally got through to his head and he turned to face the senior. Yoh pouted at his confused expression. "You weren't even listening, were you?"
"Oh… sorry," Ren answered automatically. "What were you saying?"
Yoh stared at him for a short moment and then shook his head. "It's… It's nothing important. Never mind." He lowered his chin onto his arms, which were crossed over the top of his desk.
Ren decided to let it go and did the same on his own desk, as the students poured in before the late bell rang, signalizing the start of class. He didn't listen to anything being said in class for once, not really caring.
The voice in his head broke all his thoughts, as did the shaking he felt.
"Huh? What…?" He lifted his head to find that he had fallen asleep in class. How embarrassing was that? Everyone had already left too, save for himself, the person who woke him up, and the professor. That reminded him… He looked up and his golden eyes fell on those dark brown orbs.
"Class is over. You fell asleep," the mellow voice pointed out. "You alright?"
"Y-yeah." Ren got out of his seat. He had never fallen asleep during class before. "Thanks for waking me up…" he muttered.
Yoh flashed a cheeky grin at him. "No problem. What do you have now?"
"Um… English language class…" Ren replied slowly as he remembered what time it was and what class he was currently in.
"I'll walk you," Yoh stated out of the blue.
"What? No. It's on the second floor and you're," Ren started to decline the offer but trailed off, seeing the look in the senior's eyes.
The two walked down the flight of stairs to the second floor, getting some looks from the juniors walking around the hallways there. Ren felt a little uncomfortable, although it was mostly Yoh whom was getting the looks considering he was a senior. He didn't understand why the brunette did these kinds of things. It didn't get him anywhere. He stopped walking in front of the door to his class. "Okay. Go back upstairs now," the Chinese boy said bluntly.
"Alright, alright," Yoh said with a smile. "But hey. Meet me after school, okay? I'll be out front by the gate." He sent a quick wave at the junior and left before the other could question his request.
Ren heaved a sigh. It seemed that Yoh knew how to get things to go his way after all. Well, there was nothing he could do about that now. He'd just have to meet him after school after all, as the brunette had requested. With that final thought in mind, he entered his juniors-only class.
JyunHwa – I'm very guilty because I had this done about two or more months ago and was just too lazy to type it up. T.T I'm sorry. I hate typing things up that I have already completed because it hurts my poor sensitive eyes to look from the paper to the screen every second… Anyway, this is chapter four. Ew, it's so short!!! ...Enjoy, my lovies.
Thank you to everyone who reviewed. :3