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Our Secret
By Silver Sailor Ganymede

"No one else knows about us yet, do they?" the first girl asked, grabbing hold of her companion's hand for reassurance about something. Whatever was happening was obviously making her nervous, as she was fiddling with locks of her black hair and tapping her feet in an irregular rhythm.

"I told you I wasn't going to say anything," the other girl replied, shivering in the cold winter air and pulling her jacket closer together. "Besides it was only Kaorin that saw us, and you know she's not going to say anything, not now I've promised to try and set us her up with Sakaki…"

"I know Koarin's not going to say anything, but what if anyone else sees us? I mean they hardly even know we're friends let alone…" the first girl trailed off, looking like she was about to cry. "If anyone finds out I don't know what…"

"If they see us," the second girl smiled, her dark brown eyes, which were partially obscured by her scruffy brown hair, glinting with a warmth that somehow lightened up the icy day, "they'll probably think just that. That we're friends." The first girl didn't seem so convinced, so the second continued, still smiling. "You know you could always join the swim team next year. It'll give you an excuse to hang around with me more, won't it?"

The first girl smiled. "That's a good idea, I'll think about it." Silence, then… "I love you, Kagura, you know that, don't you?"

"I love you too, Chihiro," Kagura replied. "And don't worry, no one has to know that. We'll keep it our secret."