Hey! Deadlykitty here (of course, look at the name at the top) with another school assignment storyu turned fanfic. Some things may not match up like they should, but I'm just too lazy to fix it right now. I just want to right my book! I had this weird dream... and I've been expanding on it! Hopefully it'll be done soon, I can't wait to try and get it published! THAT'D BE AWESOME!!!! Ahem, anyway, this is just a one shot, like it or not, I really would like some reviews. It discourages me to write stories for everyone on here if you can't even tell me what you think!! Sorry, getting frustrated that one of my stories has over 2500 hits and only about fifty reviews, if that. So please review!
Disclaimer: Furuba not mine, nor the main character the original story was based off of. Tecnically, I don't think I own any part of this or the original story. Stupid assignent made us switch our well developed characters with another person...
Also, the lining is a little off, it didn't swith over too well when I uploaded it.
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The water felt good against my face. I hadn't been swimming for a
long time. I knew that people were watching me. Why wouldn't they? They
saw a teenage punk with an eagle tattoo on his shoulder taking laps in the
pool. That isn't too unusual. The cut I have on my arm isn't, either,
considering that I was in a fight yesterday with one of my worst enemies,
Jack. The guy actually had the nerve to pull out a knife!
No, that isn't why they were staring. They've heard of me, the guy
who is always thinking about others, not himself. This town's helper. I could
hear them in my head. What's happened to him? He used to be such a good
boy. When did he start fighting?
So many lies I've told, so many people I've helped... and I didn't mean
any of it! No, it's just too much fun to trick these poor suckers... my
Grandmother would be ashamed of me.
Yeah, I care about my Grandma, so stop laughing. She was the only
one who understood me, knew what I was going through, knew the real
me... But she died seven years ago. On my tenth birthday.
I still dream about that day often. The last of my friends had left my
party hours ago, but my presents were still strewn all over the living room. I
felt bad about the mess I made, so I offered to get the mail. We live on a
farm, so our mailbox is a good ways away from our front door. We can't
hear anything that goes on in the street, which is why we didn't here the
police sirens. When I saw them and my grandmother's car flipped over in
the ditch next to the road, I stopped, then ran towards it. Sure enough, there
was a stretcher, with a bag on it, completely zipped.
I really wish I hadn't opened up that final birthday present.
At Grandma's wake they had to have a closed casket. She looked that
Anyway, back to what I was saying before. She would be ashamed of
me. I'd done stuff that may have even made the devil look like a saint, and
that is certainly not something I brag about. I haven't even told Sarah what
all I've done.
I had just finished a lap when I heard my name.
"Yuki!" I stopped mid-stroke to see a familiar face coming to the
side of the pool. Tohru, my best friend, smiled at me before sitting down on
the edge of the pool. I swam over and hopped out to join her, taking care to
sit close to her but not enough to make her uncomfortable. I had known her
for years and loved her for just as long.
"Hey," I said, playing it cool. I'll flirt later, once we've talked for
awhile and I know she won't take me seriously. While I want her to know, I
can't. I don't want to ruin anything again.
"How long have you been here?" she asked.
"Not long. Only long enough to do a couple of laps." She was about
to say something when she caught sight of my arm.
"Yuki! This cut! Did you and Kyo... ?" This proves how close we
are. She knew what happened before I even said anything.
I nodded, and she smiled sadly. Though she knows I don't blame her,
she was the reason that Kyo and I started to fight. Over her. That was the
first time I had told her I liked her, even though I was older than her by two
years. Kyo liked her too, back then. Now he hates us both. Unfortunately,
Tohru had been hit in the head and got amnesia, and forgot about my
declaration, and our promise.
I looked at her until she returned my gaze, and we just stared into
each other's eyes. I always did this to make her happy. She loves my eyes.
They're a blue-gray color, but you can't have gray eyes, they'll just change
color. I saw her smiling, forgetting everything.
"They're hazel today," she said, "your eyes. Just like last week." My
eyes had turned green for a couple days this week, but we hadn't seen each
other those days. I'm in track and had been at a meet. Then I had my part-
time job at the radio station. Tohru wanted to come to the meet, but had had
to go to the hospital.
That's right! What had the doctor said? Couldn't be anything bad if
she can be here swimming, can it? Though she has lost a lot of weight... and
is it just me or is she getting pale, despite her tan?
I cleared my throat. "What did the doctor say?" I asked, uncertainly.
I'm not certain that this is really any of my business.
Tohru seemed frightened for a moment, but quickly recovered.
"Everything's fine." she replied in a higher voice than usual, "just fine." She
looked into the water. "Lets start swimming, OK? I can't stay too long." She
was about to jump in but I held her back a minute while I jumped in first. I
held out my hand, and she took it before jumping. I caught her, but
something wasn't right. She shouldn't be this light, even in water.
"Tohru, you've lost too much weight. Tell me what's going on." My
free hand was on her shoulder, my other still held her hand. She avoided my
"Yuki, this is my last time to swim. I'm going to die, really soon. I
have cancer throughout my entire body, and there's nothing anyone can do."
Without thinking I held her to me. She let me, and clung to me as
well. When I let her go we swam, but only for a few minutes. She grew tired
very quickly, and knew she couldn't do anymore.
We left the pool, holding hands. We walked to the park, we knew, for
the last time. We sat on a bench overlooking the lake. I held her to me.
"Tohru, is there really nothing that can be done?" She shook her head.
"You're wrong. There is one last thing that we can do." She looked up at me
uncertainly, as I slowly moved my face closer to hers. She did the same until
we kissed, savoring the moment. When we parted, we both had tears trailing
"I love you," I whispered.
"I love you, too." We stayed there until it was well into the night. I
walked her home, and kissed her once more at her door. When she went in,
more tears fell. I lingered for a moment, then went home.
On the way I met a little kid sitting on a bench. She was crying. She
told me she couldn't find her mom, so I searched with her. We found her
mother begging a police man to help her find her daughter, and she thanked
me profusely when she saw us. I left them, and came upon more people who
needed help. I helped them all, and ended up getting home after midnight.
My brother was waiting up for me when I arrived. He hugged me tightly
until I pushed him away.
"Yuki, it'll be OK. Tohru's strong. She won't let this get her down. We
have to hold on for her sake, so she can try to fight it if she can."
Ayame nodded. "Yuki, I'm more worried about you. I know that
Tohru's strong, but we all know how much you need her. Don't cut us away
from you. We can help."
"I'm beyond being helped now, Ayame." I went upstairs and shut my
door. I dropped to my knees, crying harder than I cried when I saw what the
car wreck had done to my grandmother. I cried until I fell asleep, somehow
knowing that Tohru wasn't going to live through the night.
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The angel statue we bought was beautiful. On the base was written:
June 4, 1990 – October 27, 2005
Gone, but never forgotten
The funeral service was beautiful, and I was asked to say the final
words before sending her off. I didn't cry, not even when I said goodbye.
Soon, I was the only one still in the cemetery, everyone having left
to give me some time alone, even her family. I saw an eagle watching me
through the trees. It seemed to smile before flying towards me and over,
dropping a tail feather on my shoulder. I smiled, knowing that Tohru
remembered and would be waiting like the promise I made to her when I
first told her how I felt.
Stay with me. I'll be waiting for you
so that we can be together. Let my
eagle be our reminder. We'll always be together.
I walked away, the feather in my hand, and swore anew that I would
always wait, no matter what.
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What'd ya think? Please tell me! I know it completely distorted the characters' personalities, but I thought it would end up being a cute fic anyway. Please review!