The Orphan Flower
In life, everyone should be happy
zooming past the time and fun
until you realize, you're not like everyone else
middle of nowhere in this world, I'm no one
I'm an orphan flower
"Ow!" Izumi said painfully as she fell on the floor spilling her books everywhere. She glared at the girls behind her who pushed her. "You'll pay for that…." she announced angrily
"Why don't you just pick up your school stuff instead….orphan" taunted a girl named Mimi
Another girl known as Miyako laughed "And maybe get yourself another punch line" as they walked away
Izumi shook her head and gathered her belongings. She headed straight to class to her desk near her friends Rika and Juri. She sighed as she sat down "I should get used to this by now…" she muttered
Her friends looked at her. "Did they give you a hard time again?" asked Juri worriedly
Rika folded her arms "You should stand up for yourself more, that way they won't bother you"
"Don't you remember what we're well known for? "The Orphans" Izumi began to point out
"She's right you know" laughed another friend of theirs
The three looked at him. "Don't forget the orphan idiot" muttered Rika putting a hand on her head
"It's not my fault, you guys are so depressed" Kouichi laughed
"I'm surprised that out of all of us, he's the most optimistic one" Juri added
Rika sighed and closed her eyes slowly and opened them again. "Even so, no one understands what we go through, they know nothing"
Izumi was about to say something else in their discussion but was interrupted by the teacher. "Class sit down, I have a student I would like all of you to meet" as she pointed at the boy at the doorway and motioned him to come in. "This is Takuya Kanbara" as he waved hello and sat down at his seat in the front.
After class ended, everyone began to head over to lunch. Izumi and her friends finished their lunches and were about to throw them away until someone "accidentally" dumped trash next to them.
"Pick it up orphans" Sora began
She shook her head "Pick it up yourself"
Mimi laughed as she threw some coins on the ground "Why don't you pick up money along the way, you should be glad that we paid you to pick up after us"
"Maybe you did, and just because we're orphans, doesn't make us poor" Rika glared
"Back off, Chika" Sora responded
"It's Rika idiot" she muttered
"I can't hear you, your voice is too soft" Miyako joined
"Or maybe, your ears and your heads are too dense to go through"
"Why you-" as the riot began again between them
"Do you want to take this outside?" Mimi exclaimed
Rika rolled her eyes "We are outside stupid"
Other students along with Takuya began to look over at them. He began to wonder what was going on "What kind of school is this?" he thought
"Leave them be" his new friend Takato said as they ate lunch
He looked at him "Huh? Shouldn't we do something about it?"
"It's no use, the two groups have been at it for a while" Henry explained
Tai watched both groups "By the way, that group over there" he pointed at Mimi and the others "They're part of our group"
"We didn't really have a choice did we?" Matt added feeling bored
"Not only that, we suggest that you shouldn't hang out with "them" Daisuke announced
Takuya became confused "Um….why?"
Daisuke shrugged his shoulders "We don't really know for sure. We know that they're known as "The Orphans" and that they cause trouble in our school"
Takato tapped his shoulder and pointed at each person "Especially those two girls over there. The one with the bored looking expression is Rika, and the other is Izumi. Juri the short one over there is a pretty quiet person, and Kouichi is a pretty optimistic guy in the group. There are three others, Junpei a person who likes to eat, Tomoki who is quiet like Juri and gets bullied a lot, and Hikari which I don't know so well"
"Wow, you guys seem to know a lot about them"
"Of course, but that's not always a good thing" he shrugged
He looked at them "What do you guys have against them?"
"You shouldn't ask us something like that, you might want to ask the girls about that" Henry answered
"Like we said, don't hang out with them" warned Tai
Takuya nodded and started to head towards class. "I wonder, why they do troublemaking stuff." he thought and tried to remember what happened earlier at lunch.
"Izumi and her friends finished their lunches and were about to throw them away until someone "accidentally" dumped trash next to them."
"Pick it up orphans" Sora began
He opened his eyes "I don't think they started it in the first place…….it was Sora" he analyzed in his head. Walking down the hallway, he was too busy thinking that he ran into a girl, making her notebooks fall down on the floor.
"Great" thought Izumi picking up the papers off the ground, noticing that the person she bumped into was helping her.
"Um…..you don't need to do that" she offered trying to avoid a scene
He smiled "It's okay, it's partly my fault too" and handed her the rest of the papers
"T-Thanks" she began not sure if it was a joke or not and walked past him without a good-bye.
He looked back at her "She doesn't seem like the type to be in trouble…."