A Fallen Star ( Kira Yamato) Entry One
So, this is the first of many chapters coming for a Gundam Seed story, and it's also the worst. Haha, don't worry though, it gets much better. I also have some on Quizilla, if you didn't want to wait for me to upload here.
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
ENTRY ONE : BEGINNING
A soft humming echoed throughout the halls of the mansion, which only one person stood. A maid, holding a tray of food in her hands. Inside one of the rooms lay a girl, with shoulder-blade length blue-black hair and light blue eyes. From the window she could see the layout of the PLANTS. Thoughts of her brother still fresh in her mind. Was he safe? She didn't know. It had been two weeks since she had seen him last. She sighed, sat up and stared out that window. She wore a red sweater with a white cross on the front, a black skirt and black stockings. A knock from the door brought her back to reality.
"Miss Mai. Your dinner is ready." Her maid said from behind the door.
"I'm not hungry." She yelled back.
"But Miss Mai, if you don't eat, your father will punish me."
Again she sighed. "Fine, I'll take it."
Mai stood and walked over to the door, which opened when it sensed her. Seeing the maid Mai took the tray from her hands, thanked her, and stepped back into her room. The door closed behind her, and she set the tray on her desk before sitting back down on the bed.
She turned to the creature watching her from the desk. A black robot cat created for her by her brother. "Mew?" It sounded.
Mai smiled at it.
There was another knock on her door several minutes later.
"What now!" She snapped, thinking it was the maid again. It's not that she was mad at the people around her, more or less the worryfor her brothers well being.
"Miss Mai," A male's voice answered, "there's someone here to see you." That voice belonged to a soldier.
She sighed and walked to the door again. When Mai stepped outside her room, she asked, "Who is it?" "Follow me." He said as he turned and walked down the hall. She ran to catch up.
She followed him down the boring white hallway's, only seeing a soldier or a maid every once in a while, untill they reached a very large room, where several other hallways lead out to different area's.
"Where are they?" Mai asked the soldier.
"Over there." He said, and motioned towards a boy with his back turned to them.
The boy was wearing a red ZAFT uniform, and he held a briefcase in his hand. She recognised him the second she saw him.
"Athrun!" She called to that boy. Without thinking she ranto him, and he turned and saw her. Tears came to her eyes, but they didn't fall.
The boy dropped his suitcase and embraced her.
"Did you know how worried I was Athrun!" She said hurriedly, "You've been gone for weeks and I - "
He cut her off. "It's okay, Mai. I'm fine." He chuckled. "Well, I will be when you let go so I can breath."
Seconds later, Mai realized what he meant, and let go of him.
"It's so great to have you back, Athrun."
"Yeah. It's great to be back."
Mai and Athrun Zala. Twins, and only 16.
Mai and Athrun walked together down the halls back to her room, talking about the time they
"So how long are you staying this time, Athrun? A couple weeks, maybe?" She asked.
"72 hours." He answered softly.
"What! That's only 3 days! That's hardly enough time!" She said with a pout, upset.
They reached Mai's room minutes later, and she sat down on her bed when they stepped in the
room. Athrun stopped in the middle of her room, and stared at the pile of food tray's upon her
desk, mostly all of them full; "What?" Mai asked, half knowing what it was.
"You haven't been eating, have you?"
Mai looked down at her feet, and Athrun sat beside her. He looked at her and sighed.
"I'm sorry." She whispered, "I've been too worried to eat, Brother."
The little robot cat crawled out from under Mai's bed, and jumped on her lap.
"Hey Mewmo." She whispered to the cat.
"I'm glad to see you still have that thing." Athrun told her.
"Of course I do! You're the one who gave it to me, Athy," She said playfully.
He stood and thought for a few seconds. "Come on. I want you to meet some friends."
"They're in here." Athrun said, before opening the door they were standing outside.
Together, the twins walked in.
Mai saw a group of people, all boys, in the room, and she sort of hid behind her brother. He
laughed softly. Mai was somewhat shy when it came to meeting new people. This was
confusing to the people who knew her, considering her line of work.
The group of boys turned towards the two when they heard the door close. One boy had silver
hair and blue eyes, another was blonde and had brown eyes, and the last one had green hair
and red eyes.
"Hey Athrun." The blonde boy said.
Then, they noticed Mai.
"Aww, come on now, Athrun! Why do you always get the cute girls!"
"I don't like him already." She whispered to Athrun. He laughed.
"Actually Dearka, this is my sister," he said stepping aside, with a smile on his face, so they
could see her.
She glared at him, her eyes saying "I'll get you later."
They stared at her, causing her to blush.
"Guy's, this is Mai. Mai, I'd like you to meet the members of my team. Yzak Joule, Dearka
Elsman, and Nicol Amalfi." He motioned to each as he said their names.
"It is a pleasure to meet you all." She said, curtsying slightly.
"How come you never told us you had a sister, Athrun?" The green haired boy, Nicol, asked.
"Yeah, and you never told us she's Mai Zala!" Dearka said in wonder and hurt.
Mai laughed slightly.
'You'd think the last name was a big giveaway...' She thought.
"Because I wanted it to be a surprise?"
"Wanted what to be a surprise?" asked a new voice from behind the two of them.
Mai and Athrun turned to see a blonde man wearing a mask.
"Luitenant Le Creuset!"Athrun said. Mai looked at him and tilted her head.
"Ahh, Mai Zala. It's a pleasure to see you again."
Mai nodded at the man, who then turned to Athrun. "I have something I need to talk to you
"What do you mean I can't go!" Mai slammed her fists on her fathers' desk, upset about him
declining her request.
"What if the ship is attacked? With you in it?!"
"I don't care, Father! I'm sick and tired of just waiting at home for this God damn war to end!"
"It's too dangerous!" he yelled
"But Father, I'm a Coordinator, as well! I can take care of myself!"
"I've already lost your mother! I'm not going to lose you, too!"
"Mother would want this war to end! Besides, what about Athrun!? Don't you care about him?!"
"You're not going, Mai, and that's final!"
She glared at him, wanting so much to hit him right then and there, but she knew better.
Mai turned and stomped out of his office, slamming the door behind her. She sighed and
headed back towards her room. Sure, her home was nice, the mansion on top of the hill, but
she was stuck there. Stuck on the PLANTS, and she wanted so much to see the world.
She walked past one of the room's, the one that belonged to her brother, and stopped when she
heard the phone ring from inside. Athrun answered, and being the nosy person Mai was, she
put her ear to the door to listen. She could not hear the muffled voice from the other line, but
Athrun was loud and clear. Athrun repeated what the man had said. Mai gasped.
Athrun was leaving tomorrow.
But why? He had just got back that day. An idea struck Mai, and she ran back to her room.
'I'll sneak aboard the ship.' She hurried into her room and snatched the suitcase from under
her bed. 'Then when they are out far enough I'll come out from hiding!'
She turned on the television and was about to flip from the news, when an update popped up,
showing a picture of Lacus, a very close friend of Mai's. The news woman told that Lacus has
been missing, and her ships signal lost somewhere near Earth. Lacus had been to visit the
ruins of Junius 7 for the remembrance ceremony. Mai had been told to stay by her father.
'Oh, great... '