(Well... another series I'll probably start: "Ranma 1/2". My first fic for a new series, readers. Please take it easy on me, okay? I HAVE seen the series... well, season 3 only, and it was HILARIOUS!! Alright, I hope you do like it. Well, here's my first ever fic of "Ranma 1/2". Hope you enjoy. This first chapter will be relatively short. I don't own the characters of the hilarious show, but that doesn't mean I can't borrow them. By the way, yours truly is in this... as in all of my other fics.)

Copyright 2008

I was sitting down taking a break from my long afternoon walk, just enjoying the view from the residential area I was in. I wore a light grayish T-shirt with 2008 Supercross Lites East Coast champion, Trey Canard's last name on the back and underneath it was a number 48.

"See you tomorrow," I heard a girl's voice say.

Well... this girl I just heard must come through here a lot, I thought.

When I saw her round out her turn, I noticed she stood somewhere around 5' 4" with short blue hair and a pretty blue-greenish colored dress. She'd be the perfect friend for me!! As I put my foot down, I felt something poke it inside my shoe.

"Darn pebble," I said to myself as I took off my shoe and shook it out.

I finished putting my shoe back on as soon as the girl walked past me. After she was about 10 ft. ahead of me, I went on my way, too... though it was the way she was going. While I was walking, my foot slipped on something and I saved myself from the railing that was on my right side.

"Phew!!" I said, clutching my chest.

Unfortunately, the impact I had to have my hand take was just loud enough for the girl to notice.

"Um... were you following me?" The girl asked me.

"Yeah, then I slipped on something; I think it was some asphalt," I said.

"Well, it was raining yesterday," She said to me.

"It was?" I asked.

"Yeah," The girl answered. "By the way, you weren't spying on me or anything, were you?" She asked me, looking a little testy.

"Oh no, no no no," I said, holding my hands out in nervousness. "I was just making my way back to my place... but now that I think about it... you do look pretty familiar."

"I do?" She asked me.

"Yeah," I answered. "I remember seeing you... a couple of times when I was walking around, trying to get to know this place better."

"Do I live nearby you?" The girl asked me.

"Uh, maybe about a couple houses down on the same side where you live... if it's some sort of dojo or something," I guessed.

"Well, you guessed right," She said to me.

The two of us stopped at the nearest bench and sat down next to each other.

"By the way," I said, remembering something real important. "After seeing you a couple of times or so... not in secresy, I believe this is the first time we've um... actually met."

"Mm-hmm," The girl said to me. "My name's Akane." She said, holding out her hand.

"My name's Mathew," I said to her. "Pleasure to meet you."

"Same here," Akane said, smiling at me.

The two of us shook hands... seeing as this was the first time we met.

"So, Akane, is it?" I asked.

"Mm-hmm," Akane answered. "Akane Tendo."

"That's a pretty name," I commented.

"Thanks," Akane said to me. "How about you have dinner at my place and I'll introduce you to the rest of my family... and show you around?" She offered me.

"I'd appreciate it," I said to her.

"Great," Akane said to me, sounding cheerful.

"Hey, let's have a couple of soft drinks," I suggested. "I'd like to find out more about you."

"Huh?" Akane said, sounding surprised.

End of chapter.

(Well, I think I'll stop here, even though it's shorter than my normal chapters. If anybody knows the setting of "Ranma 1/2", please mention it in your reviews. I hope you enjoyed this chapter. It's my first "Ranma 1/2" fic, so please take it easy on me... I'm still a newbie to this community after writing 10 stories for "Detective Conan/Case Closed", and 26 stories for "Totally Spies". So, I guess I'll be known as a "Detective Conan/Case Closed" and "Ranma 1/2" author now. Well... for now, leave your reviews and tell me what I could do to improve this story in the future. Thanks... now, hit the "go" icon down below you and leave in those reviews.)