A/N: Hiiiii, New story!! WOOT!!! I've had this chapter written for about six months now but fanfiction didn't have and Aishiteruze Baby as a category. But I thought, what the hey, I wanna write a story for this wonderful anime anyway. And now I introduce you to the first chapter of Resurfacing Love by Heavensfiregoddess.
Disclaimer: Nope, its not mine, oh and I sometimes have a tendency to forget the disclaimer, not on purpose, I'm just absent-minded is all so my apologies ahead of time for the mistakes I know I'm going to make.
"Yuzuyu!! Hurry or you'll be late!!!" Kippei's mother called Yuzuyu down from the room that was once shared with Kippei.
"Coming!!" Yuzuyu brushed shoulder length dark silver hair once more and put her pink brush down on the dresser that had a mirror, showing her a happy reflection. She then grabbed her book bag and ran downstairs.
"Finally, Marika is waiting for you in the kitchen." Kippei's mother said.
"Marika?" Yuzuyu went to the kitchen and saw Marika sitting at the table. Marika looked frustrated, her arms were folded and her legs were crossed.
"Good morning Marika--"
"If we're late I'll make sure only you get in trouble this time, now let's move it." Marika stood up and grabbed Yuzuyu's arm and headed for the door.
"W-wait Marika what about my lunch?" Yuzuyu was amazed at the strength her friend; Marika stopped.
"Hurry up and get it." Marika stood there with her arms folded while Yuzuyu ran into the kitchen to grab her bento. Yuzuyu walked to the door and smiled at Marika.
"Don't give me that smile, you do this everyday Yuzu, I would think that this habit of yours would have stopped by now, you've never been on time for anything since kindergarten."
"I'm sorry Marika, I'll try to get better, I promise." Marika sighed and looked at her hopeless friend. There was no being angry with Yuzuyu, her smile would wipe a scowl of any kind right off your face, Marika smiled.
"Alright then, let's go." Marika put her shoes on and opened the door.
"I'm leaving Auntie!!" Yuzuyu called upstairs to her aunt.
"Bye Yuzuyu! Have a good day!!" Yuzuyu walked out the door with Marika.
"I heard we'll be having a new student in our class." Marika said starting up conversation as they walked to their high school.
"Really?" Yuzuyu said interested in who the person was.
"Yeah, it's a boy, I hope he's cute."
"What? I have yet to see a guy hotter than Kippei, I'm waiting patiently and he's still hasn't shown up yet."
"Is that all you think about?" Yuzuyu asked looking at Marika with a hopeless expression.
"Of course not, but I mean we're fifteen, at the prime of our lives, don't you think we deserve some romance? I know I do." Marika asked. Yuzuyu sighed, whenever Marika began to talk about the subject of romance it never ended. Marika has been trying to find someone new since Kippei's wedding five years ago.
Marika watched in tears as Kippei and Kokoro walked out of the church together. Satsuki and Ayumi Kubota followed, while Yuzuyu was the last to follow with an empty basket of flowers in her hand.
"NOOOOOOOO!!! Kippei!! I was supposed to be your bride!!!" Marika cried harder when she realized Kippei didn't hear her.
(End of Flashback)
"Well Marika, I'm sure the right guy will come along, or maybe he's right in front of you and you can't see it." Marika looked at Yuzuyu with a 'yeah right' expression.
"Hey guys wait up!!" Ken called to Yuzuyu and Marika as he ran to catch up with them. Marika looked at Yuzuyu.
"You don't honestly think that, Ken…"
"You never know Marika." Marika began to laugh. Ken had caught up to them and panted.
"What's…so funny Marika?"
"Oh, pfft, nothing, Yuzu just says some crazy stuff sometimes."
"Yeah, she does." Ken agreed and walked next to Yuzuyu.
"Hey, I do not." Yuzuyu frowned while her friends teased her.
"Relax Yuzu we're only kidding." Ken said trying to console her.
"Ken, what kind of girls do you like?"
"What?" Ken was taken aback by Yuzuyu's sudden question. "W-why?" Ken asked as they walked closer and closer toward the entrance of their high school.
"I want to know." Yuzuyu answered.
"Um, I don't know, girls who know what they want I guess, and very sure of themselves, low-self esteem gets on my nerves sometimes."
"Hm, interesting, you described someone I know."
"Yup, what about looks?"
"Why are you asking this all of a sudden Yuzu?"
"Yeah Yuzu, why?" Marika asked raising an eyebrow.
"I already said why. Anyway Ken, tell me."
"Wait you don't have a c-crush on me or anything like that, do you Yuzu?"
"Hahaha no, not at all, you're more of a brother than a love interest, for me anyway, I don't know about Marika." Yuzuyu smirked.
"What are you saying Yuzu?!" Marika began to blush.
"I don't get what's going on but whatever, anyway she has to be have pretty eyes. So I can stare into them for as long as I want."
"Aw, how sweet, what color?" Yuzuyu asked; trying to get all the information she could before they reached the entrance.
"Hm, I don't know, maybe a purplish color, something that stands out ya know?"
"Wow, purple is a nice color isn't it? What else Ken?"
"Um, she has to have long hair, yeah, I like girls with long hair, about Marika's length." Marika blushed; Ken was describing her with every word he said. Marika knew that Yuzuyu was only doing this to tease but it was worth listening to.
"As long as Marika's, but her hair is down to her butt, don't you think that's too long?" Yuzuyu asked walking through the school gate.
"Not at all, it's the perfect length." The school bell began to chime.
"Uh-oh I need to hurry or I'll be late, see you guys at lunch." Ken dashed off into the school.
"See ya!!" Yuzuyu waved as she watched her friend leave. She stopped and looked at Marika.
"Well, we found out quite a lot about what Ken likes today didn't we? To put it simply, he likes girls like you." A vein popped and Marika glared at Yuzuyu.
"I can't believe you!!!!" Marika yelled as she chased Yuzuyu into the school. Yuzuyu laughed as she made a quick right into her classroom, with Marika following her and slowing down, running wasn't allowed no matter what the circumstance.
"Good morning Sensei." Yuzuyu said to her first period teacher who was an old man, who always talked about Kippei, and what a troublesome student he was. You could tell that even though he complained about him, Kippei was his favorite student; he made being a teacher an exciting job. Everyone took his or her seats; of course Marika was going to get Yuzuyu later.
"Class, as you all must know we have a new student joining us today, so welcome him." A boy with brown hair and brown eyes walked in and stood in front of the class.
"Hi, my name is Shouta, nice to meet everyone." The boy smiled at the class. Yuzuyu stared at the boy noticing something familiar about him, but she couldn't tell exactly what it was. Marika leaned over toward Yuzuyu's seat.
"Hey, quit staring so hard." Marika whispered.
"But doesn't he look familiar Marika?" Marika looked at him, she had to admit, and there was something at the back of her mind that said she knew this boy. What was this feeling of nostalgia that Yuzuyu and Marika were getting? Did they honestly know this boy?
I hope you enjoyed the first chapter.