Standard Disclaimer: I do not own Tokyo Mew Mew or its characters.
A IchigoxKisshu Tokyo Mew Mew fanfic.
Well... I guess almost everyone kind of gets the title.. right? -looks around for any others-
Strawberry basically means 'Ichigo' and Quiche means 'Kisshu' for those who don't know.. Just in case. Well... it was hard to think up of a title for this one yeah.. and the summary was much harder. DX No inspiration for that. Well... so forgive me for these two, yeah? It's the best I can think up for now and I'm pretty sure I'm not going to make any changes to the title or summary -shifty eyes- Unless I really get a good one. I don't feel like elaborating on that so... yeah.
It is mainly IchigoxKish but there will be bits and pieces of PuddingxTart and PaixLettuce, but not for now.. Since the story is mainly revolving around the two of them here.. -looks at Ichigo and Kisshu-
Them: What!? -shifty eyes-
Let's see how things go first :D Btw, I've made MAJOR changes to this chapter, only leaving some original bits (: Improved.
Konbanwa- Good evening
Koneko-chan- You know... how Kish addresses Ichigo?
Note: I made no changes to this chapter, just the paragraphing and a little line-divider remover. Changed it to my usual "--" to divide scenes and such. If you've read this chapter before and came back to read it again for some unknown reasons to me -Loyal fan!..or not XD I wouldn't know, DX
Just note that I didn't touch the sentences at all. Maybe corrected one word, but the rest, I've done nothing other than the paragraphing changes and line divider thing-y, yeah.
xo.xo."You aren't cheating on Masaya, are you?"xo.xo.
Momomiya Ichigo rolled her eyes and mentally groaned. Walking down the street without a sound, she passes by different houses and places on her way home. Usually, she would drop by a conveinence store, make a purchase and head for the park; but today was different.
On a typical normal day like this; Ichigo would've been delighted; being able to knock off work and leave the cafe.
She would be free of washing the dishes, serving the customers, doing chores and listening to Ryou Shirogane 'reasons' for not raising her pay after she had fought for it till her face turned blue. So why wasn't she in her usual cheerful mood today? Today was nothing out of the ordinary...right?
...Well, maybe; except for a certain well-disguised alien grinning beside her that is. He was no longer clad in his 'normal' clothes but a dark hoodie and long jeans instead, with a matching cap on his head. Well... despite all that...
The cat girl had to admit that Kisshu actually looked... hot, if not cute, in his new clothes.
But knowing better, she pushed the thoughts away, mentally slapping herself. Aoyama-kun, Aoyama-kun, she chanted silently in her head so as to deter anymore 'kisshu' thoughts from coming.
Ichigo scrowled as Kisshu moved nearer to her. Slowly, this red-haired girl gave a sly look and moved further away from the green-haired-alien-in-disguise, eyeing him carefully, without turning her head in his direction. But it seemed to her, that with every gradual movement away from him, the more closer he moved towards her. The movements made were 'slow' but obvious.After what seemed to be a very long five minutes to Momomiya Ichigo, she flashed around to him and snapped.
"Stop coming closer you prev!" She yelled at him, only to be met by his amused expression.
"Ne, Koneko-chan?" He grinned at her. Ichigo put placed hands on her hip.
"Look, stay one arm's-length, away from me and stop moving closer to me!" Ichigo Momomiya then stretched her arm out and gently jabbed Kisshu's shoulder as she moved till they were exactly one arm's-length apart. After all, Ichigo still had a boyfriend; Masaya Aoyama. What if he saw them two in public? He would still recognise Kisshu, even though the alien looked human now.
His bright intense topaz coloured eyes and white gleaming fangs were dead giveaways to him and the rest of the mew mew team and Ichigo didn't want any conflict between the both of them. She couldn't possibly imagine what her school-life would be like. Perhaps an everyday violent war would break out? She shuddered at the thought and shook her head to once again, clear any unwanted thoughts that seem to have clouded her head since the both of them started walking.
Kisshu raised his eyebrow, as if he could read Ichigo Momomiya's thoughts. His mouth turned into a slight frown. "So where's Masaya? I haven't seen him." He asked the red-haired girl as he felt her stiffen. Or was it just his imagination?
"Okay, let's revise this again Kisshu!" Ichigo brightened up a little, before the alien got any... ideas. She felt that she needed to emphasize the rules again, just in case Kisshu... forgets. Yeah, like he will ever. Ichigo frowned. He'll just pretend he forgets.
"Ryou says that you're not allowed to use your powers; teleportation, flying, summoning of your dragon swords, anything. You got that clear?"
Kisshu smirked. "But walking is soo..." Kisshu wanted to start whining, but he wasn't sure of what he should say. He didn't want anything triggering any unwanted attention here on the streets with his koneko-chan making a fuss. She would be twice as angry since she ranted at him on the streets. Besides, the alien kind of liked what was happening now. At least his koneko-chan wasn't so distant to him now. It was a first step taken right?
"I'm used to flying and teleporting." Kisshu grinned, putting his hands behind his head. "Ah well.. I guess walking with you is fine too koneko-chan!"
Pretending that her ears never got to receive the last statement Kisshu made, Ichigo continued. "Well.. next one. Don't even try to kill Masaya or anything, got that?"
Kisshu pouted at this statement, brows furrowed. Masaya, Masaya, Masaya. Why was his koneko-chan obessed over HIM? Kisshu wondered as Ichigo looked at him impatiently. "Well?" She asked.
"'Well', what koneko-chan?" Kisshu snapped out of his thoughts and looked back at Ichigo Momomiya. She, in turned, folded her arms and stopped walking, choosing to tap her foot instead.
Kisshu looked at the red-haired girl standing right beside him, auburn eyes wide -but they didn't seem happy though- and foot making a tap, tap, tap sound. Kisshu smirked. "What could I possibly do to him?" He replied his koneko-chan with another question as she huffed and continued walking.
Silence hung in the air around them.
Now you must be wondering how this whole thing about walking home with Kisshu came about, right?
Ichigo mentally screamed as she sighed at the memory.
"They took a certain potion Pai and Keiichiro made that will cover their ears and make them look just like any other ordinary human in Earth. Of course, the colour of their eyes, hair and everything will stay the same; so it won't be that hard recognising them. They will look just like their normal selves without the ears of course." Ryou explained.
"I don't really need to know that now!" Ichigo Momomiya exclaimed. "I just want to know why me of all people!"
"Hmm?" Ryou raised his eyebrows.
"You know what I mean Ryou Shirogane! Well, hurry up, I don't have all day!" Ichigo Momomiya demanded; her hands on her hip. She was engaged in a 'glare fight' with none other than her blond boss himself.
"Well, to put it simply, they need a place to stay since they're staying down in Earth. We, as their friends, render help." Ryou pointed out calmly, arms crossed.
"But why me!?" Ichigo tried again. "What about the others? I'm not the only one!"
"Pudding has agreed to let Taruto stay with her. And well, for Pai? Lettuce has got that covered."
"Why Kisshu of all choices? You did that on purpose, didn't you!?" She accused Ryou; who still had a calm look on his face.
"HE chose to stay in your house." Ryou smirked. "You know all the answers Ichigo. Be nice; he isn't invading the Earth now. What's wrong with him? End of story." Ryou could guess what 'was wrong' with Kisshu from Ichigo's point of view but well.. you kind of get the point.
He was about to leave when the spazzed out mew stopped him. This had been going on for half an hour; and Ryou was getting exasperated.
"Okay, okay, fine!" The pink mew gave in, defeated; but not completely. "Just one more thing, what will my parents say when a boy comes over to stay at my house!? They melt into a puddle and bubble mad! You know that my father will not agree to this!"
"Tell them that it's your friend's cousin. Zakuro got that covered. Okay, that's it baka-strawberry. Bye."
Whining in total defeat, Ichigo could only storm out of the room in rage and reel at the fact.
The fact that Kisshu was going to stay in her house for quite a long time; and of course that also meant that he was going to attend the same school as her too! Oh what joy! She thought angrily, but later seemed to calm down. Maybe it won't be so bad... She assured herself, just for the sake of not exploding into a million bits.
"...Koneko-chan.. Koneko-chan!" Kisshu was waving a hand in front of Ichigo's face as the side-tracked girl blinked, her mind back into reality.
"Nani?" She asked, a little too loudly. Kisshu gave her a questioning look as she sighed. "Thinking about homework." Ichigo murmured. She sure had come up with an excuse fast. The alien seemed content with the answer presented to him and shrugged it off. They were now in a more crowded area as Kisshu glanced around at almost every passer-by.
Kisshu's eyes widened. To him, it felt like everyone was looking at him. Even those that just passed them; they looked over their shoulders and gave that boy with the red-haired girl another glance. Ichigo noticed Kisshu's unnervousness as she paid more attention to her surroundings. Yes, it was strange. It really feels as if they, were all really looking at them. Well, more specifically, him; but you get the point.
Unknowingly, with every glance directed at them, the couple quickened their pace in every step. Some people gave puzzled glances; perhaps they were wondering why the both of them were walking so fast with an uncomfortable expression fixed on their faces?
"Ne, koneko-chan, lots of people are looking at us..." Kisshu turned to grin at some of the luckypasserbys, receiving swooned sighs and smiles from some females. Ichigo noticed this and frowned a little. Perhaps she was... jealous? No, it couldn't be... right? She was only disturbed by the attention they were attracting.
"C'mon... Walk faster." Ichigo hissed at the alien who directed his attention to her and nodded.
He didn't really know what was happening... but oh well. He couldn't really care less, could he?
Suddenly, Kisshu nudged her as Momomiya Ichigo blinked at him. His eyes were fixed on two very familiar girls that Ichigo soon found out. Yep... There, standing only a couple of metres in front of them were Ichigo's -best- friends; Miwa and Moe. Well, best friends beside the mew mews of course. Ichigo cringed inside.
"Aren't they-?" Of course he recognised Ichigo's friends, right? He had seen her hang around them in school before.
"Do you think they saw us?" Ichigo asked, gritting her teeth slightly.
Soon, she got the answer to that as both of the girls turned to their direction and spotted their crimson-haired friend. Gasping, the pointed at her, or rather, who was with her. Each wore similar shocked and curious expressions on their faces as they waved to their friend who had weakly waved back, forcing a weak smile.
"Oh crap...Someone save me.." Ichigo said between her teeth as her friends made their way towards them. Kisshu displayed his 'confident bad-boy' smile on his face at the brunette and blond who were very surprised to see him. They soon quickened their pace, and ran towards them excitedly. Kisshu looked at his koneko-chan who was most probably cursing her luck on the inside; 'questions, questions, questions' would she be asked.
"Ichigo!" Moe called out as she stood right in front of the two; slightly more than an arm's length apart. Miwa came next, as she looked at the mysterious boy who was obviously smirking at them, and blushed. Embarrassed, she quickly turned her gaze and attention to her friend. Lucky girl..
"So Ichigo... Who's this?" Moe asked, her eyes meeting Kisshu's, then gazing down to observe his clothes and appearance.
"Yeah, Ichigo. How come you haven't mentioned him to us before?" Miwa chirped in as Kisshu smirked more.
"Ahaha..." Ichigo sweatdropped, slapping her hand over Kisshu's mouth almost gently. He had wanted to say 'honey' and she didn't want a loud 'smack!' to be heard. She tensed, pushing her hand towards Kisshu's mouth slightly harder, as to warn him to keep shut.
"Well... He's my... friend's.. cousin." She blurted out as her friends threw her a little suspicious look.
Sending an apologetic smile to Kisshu, Moe gently grabbed her friend's wrist and pulled her to one side, where she is sure her words wasn't within 'Ichigo's friend's cousin''s earshot. Miwa looked a little flustered at her friends; she was left with Kisshu. She just grinned weakly at Kisshu who grinned back.
"You aren't cheating on Masaya are you?" Moe whispered hesitantly inside her friend's ear.
"O-OF COURSE NOT!! WHAT IN THE WORLD MAKES YOU THINK THAT!?" Ichigo retorted, hands flailing in the air, face flushed. What were her friends thinking!? She wouldn't, she couldn't! Masaya was still her boyfriend no matter what, right!? She threw a panicking glance at Kisshu and Moe; both of them wondering what was going on there. What had caused Ichigo's outburst?
Ichigo turned back to a grinning Moe. "Well.. At least I hope not.. You know better than to cheat on Masaya, don't you? Even though I admit this your friend's cousin is... kinda cute." Moe glanced over her shoulder.
Ichigo felt as if she wanted to explode. First of all, she would've blamed Kisshu for all this; but she blamed Shirogane first. After all, it was he who had assigned her to the job and wouldn't take 'no' for an answer! Ichigo gritted her teeth and muttered under her breath. "Ryou Shirogane... I'm so going to get you..."
"What did you say Ichigo? I couldn't really hear..."
Moe chuckled. "Okay, okay, I was just kidding... Well... you know.. about the 'cute' thing? But then again, maybe not.." She added with an after-thought as Ichigo sighed in defeat as Moe brought Ichigo back to the other two.
"Ne, what is it koneko-chan?" Kisshu mused as Ichigo's eyes widened. Crap, she thought, I didn't tell him not to call me koneko-chan. She mentallly cursed her bad luck; Miwa and Moe gave them two puzzling glances.
"Koneko-chan?" Miwa mouthed, fingers gently touching her lips.
"H-He calls me that because I simply adore cats, right?" She hissed the last word, indicating that Kisshu should get her point.
"Right, what ever you say koneko-chan." Kisshu said playfully; but not that obvious to the other two. He certainly is having fun doing Ichigo in like that. Ichigo sighed a sigh of relief.
"So.. What's your name?"
Ichigo and Kisshu shot glances at each other.
Pretty short.. But I need to know how I'm doing.