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takari love: Heyas everyone...lol bows apologetically I'm really, really, really sorry for not updating for so so long... I guess my Gakuen Alice fandom changed to Prince of Tennis...but don't worry, as I said before,and I'll say it again, I won't abandon this fic. Well, I was planning to post this one during my mid-term school holiday so that I could make a longer chapter but I just felt so, so guilty...I have this chapter 1/2 done so I quickly finished this chappie today andposted it immediately...lol So, it might not be what you expected and maybe there's some mistakes and typo here and there. '
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CHAPTER 9: THE TEACHERS
While Narumi was teaching, an announcement was made. "Miss Mikan Sakura and Mr. Narumi, please report yourselves in the teachers' office immediately."
'I wonder what's wrong,' Mikan thought. She felt someone squeezed her hand firmly. It was Natsume.
"I could go with you if you want to," Natsume told her.
Mikan shook her head. "I'm alright."
Mikan stood up and began walking to the door.
"Mikan, wait for me," Narumi said, stopping the auburn-haired girl to exit the classroom. He looked at all the other students in the classroom. "Please do the exercises from your workbook while I escort Mikan to the teachers' office."
A chorus of agreement could be heard. Once Narumi and Mikan had exited the classroom, the students began to discuss amongst themselves.
"I wonder what Mikan had gotten herself into," a girl said.
"Yeah," the girl's friend agreed.
Anna looked at Nonoko worriedly. "I hope Mikan's not in trouble."
"I hope the teachers' hadn't found out her secret," Nonoko told her best friend.
"Don't worry," Koko joined in. "Mr. Narumi's there to help her out." The other two nodded.
Meanwhile, at Hotaru's and Ruka's table, Hotaru was doing her work as usual though Ruka could see that she was worried. Ruka put his right hand on top of Hotaru's left hand. The amethyst-eyed girl looked at Ruka. He smiled, saying, "Don't worry, Mikan would be okay."
"I hope so," Hotaru said softly.
While Mikan and Narumi were walking to the teachers' office, Mr. Narumi asked, "Mikan, are you scared?"
"A little bit," Mikan answered. "But not much since you're here with me, Narumi-sensei," she looked at her blonde haired teacher.
Narumi put a hand on Mikan's shoulder. "I won't let anything happen to you, Mikan." 'I'm not going to lose Mikan like how I lost Yuka.'
When they arrived in the teachers' room, Jinno-sensei, Serina-sensei and Subaru were there. All of them had a serious look on their faces.
After closing the door, Narumi immediately asked, "Why did you call us here? And why is everyone gathering here?"
When no one talked, Serina spoke, "I'll just go straight to the point." She looked at Mikan and Narumi. "We, as in me and other teachers had heard rumors from various students."
"What kind of rumor?" Mikan manage to choke out. 'Do they know about it?' she thought. Mikan saw Subaru looking at her while shaking his head slightly as to not attract attentions. She knew what Subaru meant. It means he didn't say anything to the teachers.
"Rumors saying you're pregnant," Serina said.
"Some students said they saw you trying on maternity clothes," Jinno said.
Mikan closed her eyes. Narumi took a hold of her hand and squeezed it lightly, whispering, "I'll stand by your side."
'I better bring it to light now,' the auburn head thought. She opened her eyes. "Yes, Serina-sensei, Jinno-sensei," she said, looking at both of the teachers. "The rumors are true. I'm pregnant."
"Miss Sakura," Jinno said. "I'm sure you're aware that it's wrong to be pregnant in high school."
"I'm quite aware of it," she said. "I'm not saying that it's right to be pregnant now, but it's also wrong if I abort this baby. That's why…that's why I'm going to keep it."
"I've known about Mikan's condition for the very beginning," Subaru aid before Jinno and Serina said anything. He walked beside Mikan. "If Mikan should be punished, than punish me too."
"I'm not going to punish anyone," Serina-sensei said. Mikan looked at her with wide eyes. "As long as Miss Sakura could maintain her status and this won't be in the way of her school works, than there's nothing to complain."
"A-Arigatou, Serina-sensei," Mikan cried out. She had always thought it would be hard to tell the teachers' and also, she might be kicked out of the academy. But it seems like she was wrong.
"I told you everything would be fine, Mikan," Narumi told his favorite student.
"Un," she replied.
"However," Serina-sensei added, "you'll have to face the other students. Some students whom are your real friends will support you, and some will insult you." She looked directly at Mikan. "Are you sure you're ready to walk down that path, Mikan?"
Mikan nodded her head. "I'm ready," she said. "I have friends who support me," she smiled, looking at Narumi and Subaru. In her mind, she thought of Natsume, Ruka, Hotaru, Nonoko, Yuu, Anna, and Koko.
"Very well," Jinno-sensei said. "We'll give you one chance, Miss Sakura."
"Is this for real?" Mikan asked disbelievingly.
"Yes, Miss Sakura," Serina-sensei told her. "It would be a pity to lose such a wonderful elite student."
"Arigatou," Mikan bowed. Then, she left the room after Narumi said, "Please go ahead, Mikan. There's something I need to discuss with them."
"Hai, Narumi-sensei," she said.
Subaru had also excused himself from the room.
"I suppose you had already known everything from the very beginning," Jinno told Narumi. He nodded his head.
"What is it you wanted to discuss, Narumi?" Serina-sensei asked.
"Now that you know the truth, I want you to inform the School's board that Mikan won't be able to do stuff for the academy anymore," Narumi answered seriously.
"I understand and in this situation, I agree with you," Serina-sensei said.
"And one more thing," Narumi said. "Usually, when a student broke some school rules, he or she will immediately be expelled without being given a second chance."
"You're asking why we decided to give Mikan a chance," Jinno said and Narumi nodded his head.
"Once upon a time, a great alice with nullifying had left us," Serina-sensei answered, looking at Narumi. "We don't want to lose another student with nullifying alice, especially a strong one like Mikan."
Narumi nodded his head, satisfied with the answers given. "Very well," he said, "please pass the message to the School's Board."
When Narumi went out of the room, he was surprised to see Mikan was still waiting outside. "I thought I asked you to go ahead?" Narumi said.
"I know," Mikan replied. "I just wanted to wait that's all."
For awhile, it was silent between them. But then, Mikan broke the silence by asking, "What did you say to them?"
"Nothing much," Narumi answered, "just that you won't be doing job for the academy anymore."
"But that means the burden on Natsume-" Mikan was stopped when Narumi put a finger on Mikan's lips.
"Everything will be fine," Narumi said, removing his finger. "If I hadn't told them, Natsume would have done it."
"You're right," she said.
"Now, let's get back to class," Narumi told Mikan.
When class had ended, Nonoko, Anna, and Koko surrounded Mikan's table. Yuu were there too.
"Mikan, what did the teachers want with you?" Anna asked.
"They heard rumors and I confirmed it," Mikan answered. "Now there's no need to hide anymore."
Natsume quickly looked at Mikan. "Are you alright? Did they hurt you?"
Mikan smiled over Natsume's protectiveness. "No, they didn't. In fact, they were quite okay. I expected them to at least denominate me to one star at least."
"Oh Mikan, don't say such things," Nonoko told the auburn-haired girl. "If anything, you deserve being a top star student."
"Yeah," Koko joined in. "No one has worked as hard as you for the last few years."
Mikan smiled widely. "Thanks guys," she said. Suddenly, Mikan sniffed and tears rolled down her cheeks.
Koko fidgeted, looking guilty. "Uh, Mikan, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to make you cry."
Instead of cooling Mikan down, the girl with nullifying alice cried harder. Lucky for them, they were the only ones in the classroom. Koko guilty looked at Natsume with a look that says, 'Help me'.
Wrapping an arm around Mikan's waist, Natsume looked at Koko, saying, "Don't worry about it. She's just having mood swings."
Mikan glared at Natsume with teary eyes. "Shut it, Natsume!"
Anna and Nonoko giggled. "Well Mikan, we've got to go now," they said. "Bye guys," they said to the others. After waving their goodbyes, they left the room.
"We need to go too," Hotaru said. "Ruka said he'll let me take pictures of him with the animals."
Ruka blush 10 shades of red. "Hotaru, you're supposed to keep this a secret."
Mikan laughed. "That's so like Hotaru."
Everyone looked at her. "Hey, she's not crying again," Koko stated. Poor Koko, just for that statement, he received a smack on the head.
"Natsume, let's eat lunch," Mikan said, smiling happily at Natsume. She linked her hand to Natsume's.
"Hn," the fire caster replied.
After the Mikan and Natsume left, Koko said while holding the bump on his head, "Mikan sure is scary when she's having mood swings."
Hotaru, as usual, keep a motionless face while Ruka and Yuu nodded. "We better not piss her off," Iinchou said.
Tsubasa and Misaki were in the Special Ability classroom. Misaki was reading a book while Tsubasa put his head on the table, depressing aura around him.
"Misaki," Tsubasa called out.
Misaki ignored him.
………The wind blew passed them.
"Misaki," he called out for the second time.
Misaki still ignored him.
"Mi.Sa.Ki." he called out each syllabus of Misaki's name slowly.
Twitch. Twitch. Annoyed, Misaki put down her book. "What?!" she asked the shadow manipulator.
Tsubasa cowered with fright. "It's nothing."
After giving Tsubasa one last glare, Misaki resumed reading her book. Sighing, Tsubasa slammed his head on the table again. The silence only lasted for a few minutes. Tsubasa looked at Misaki again.
"Misaki," he said for the third time.
Her eyes still on the book, Misaki muttered, "Just ignore, ignore, ignore."
"Misaki," Tsubasa called.
"Ignore, ignore, ignore, ignore, ignore, ignore, ignore, ignore," Misaki chanted under her breath.
Tsubasa whined, "Misaki!"
Twitch. Twitch. Misaki slammed her book on the table. "WHAT IS IT NOW?!" her voice boomed with anger.
Tsubasa looked like as if his soul had gone out of his body. Forgetting what he wanted to say, Tsubasa said, "I'm sorry, I'm sorry."
"Well, you better be," Misaki huffed. The doppelganger stood up, took her things and left the classroom.
Tsubasa looked at the opened door with teary eyes, saying, "But I just wanna ask about Mikan's celebration party." The wind blows again. "I'll just ask Kaname when he comes back tomorrow."
takari love: So...how was it? Well, I think this story is moving too slow (the storyline) so I'll speed it up a little..., Pls, R&R... Ja ne...