Me: Heya all! I'm startin' a new fanfic again. Anyways, hope that you like this new idea! Remember that It's OC and AU! Please read and review! Oh and most of this will be in Setsuna's P.O.V.
Chapter 1: The past meets again
"Setsuna, don't go too far ok? Remember, you can't completely see anything with your eyes." said my teacher.
"I know that, but I can still walk around. Being in a room all day isn't really healthy you know." I said, waking around with my sword in hand.
"But still…be careful. I have a bad feeling…and besides! We're going into town to see if there's someone who can fix your eyesight!"
"Don't worry…I can take care of myself! And I still don't care about it so don't!" I ran down the steps of the Shinmei-ryu school.
Surprisingly, after all this time of being blind, I can still 'see' what others do most of the time. How? I use my ki to sense everything around me…if not for an incident when I was five, I wouldn't have ever been blind…
Flashback (10 years ago):
I was walking around the river, mostly to train by myself and I didn't really like training with the other kids in the school. As I was walking, I saw a girl in a pink, flowery kimono with long chocolate brown hair. From where I was, it looked like loneliness was shown in her eyes. I was about to call out to her but thought against it and turned to leave.
"Kyaaa!" I heard her cry as a dog startled her from behind and she ran into the river.
Since no one was around, she could've died so I jumped in without thinking. I grabbed onto her, reassuring her that it'll be alright; however…it wasn't…I didn't notice it, but a log was drifting our way. The log hit me straight in the face, causing me to bleed. I ignored the pain and struggled to get girl to shore. Few minutes later, I managed and I rested on my back, catching my breath.
"A-Are you alright?" she asked me, leaning over me.
"Don't worry about me! I'm fine!" I said, grasping my face, attempting to stop the bleeding.
"B-But…there's so much blood!" she started to panic.
Not good. I'm losing too much blood to even try to reassure her. I heard people shouting in the distance, but they were still to far away to even make out. I'm starting to lose my conscious now… I have to get back otherwise I'm dead. I don't want that girl to take care of someone like me. I can tell that she's a princess, and I'm a monster. There's no way someone like me can be with her. Through my blurry eyes, I saw that the girl was trying to get help, shouting at the people, but with my loss of blood, it's starting to get hard to make out what they were saying. I was starting to feel sleepy, and I was about to close my eyes, but a voice brought me back.
"Setsuna!" I barely heard my master shout.
I opened my eyes again and strained to see my master running towards me.
"Don't die on me girl!" I felt her picking me up in her arms.
"Wait! She needs help! My family might be able to help her!" said the girl that I saved.
"I'm sorry but Setsuna's not an ordinary child. I'll get her story later. Until then, goodbye!" my master ran away with me in her arms, finally I fell unconscious.
After that, I never saw that girl ever again…not that I can see anyways…I even asked my teacher about that girl before, but she always kept quiet about it.
"What the hell are you doing here Sakurazaki?" a familiar voice to me said.
"None of your business Nakashima." I turned around, trying to find him.
He was one of the few people that I couldn't sense, and he can be really sneaky one anyone, friend or foe.
"I'm not even trying to hide. You sick or somethin'?" Nakashima poked me in the back of my head.
"I'm not!" I growled, trying to hit him.
"Oh yeah. About that girl that you met 10 years ago…soon, very soon, you two will be closer than you can even imagine."
If I wasn't blind, I would've seen that grin on his face.
"Is that another prediction?" I said.
"More or less, but it's always true no?"
I gave up trying to hit him. Trying to find him wastes my time and effort.
"Sakurazaki, remember what Motoko said: Be careful. Somethin's weird goin' on and that could be more trouble for you." he warned before he disappeared.
What's going on with everyone? Sure I'm blind, but that still doesn't mean that I can't fight. Not that I'm bragging or anything, but I'm still the best in my age-group at the Shinmei-ryu and managed to hold my own against the teachers for at least an hour when they go all out!
I started to walk again and didn't stop walking until I heard some rustling in the bushes. I turned around, trying to find out what it was, but I couldn't find it.
"Who's there?" I said.
Few seconds passed, and there were no answer.
It must've been a dog or some other type of animal.
"Sakurazaki!" Nakashima shouted.
I turned in the direction of his voice.
"Sakurazaki!" he shouted again.
Was he going to keep calling me until I called back? Just as I was about to shout back, something hit me hard and I fell unconscious.
I woke up again, but I didn't know where I was.
"About time you woke up." said Nakashima.
"What the hell did you do to me and why?!" I growled.
"Whether you like it or not, you're goin' to see a doctor." he said calmly, "Motoko-anesan agreed with me, and this was the best way to get you."
"You call knocking me out and dragging me to a doctor a 'best way to get me'?!" I nearly shouted.
"Face it Sakurazaki. Motoko-anesan's worried about you. Same with almost all of the people in the Shinmei-ryu. Sure, you may be the best in our age group, but there are times when you can't rely on your senses alone. What if you come across someone like me and you get into a fight to the death? You'll need your eyesight."
What he said is true, but I still didn't like the idea. I kept rejecting visits to the doctors and spent most of my time alone. For over ten years, I'm still here.
"I don't know what you're thinking, but at least go to the doctor for a visit. I'm not going to stop you, but I was ordered to make sure that you at least visit the doctor while we're out."
I smiled, out of everyone in he Shinmei-ryu school, he's one of the few people that I trust.
"Looks like we're here." Nakashima grabbed my arm and gently pulled me with him.
"The Izumi Clinic. Leave it to Motoko-anesan to find one of the best doctors in our area." Nakashima slightly laughed.
He tugged me inside and made me sit down.
"Stay here and don't even think about goin' anywhere." he warned me.
"Like I can go anywhere." I crossed my arms.
I felt some people's presence around me, staring at me. What? Was it because I had bandages around my eyes? Or was it because I didn't change out of my Shinmei-ryu uniform?
"Sakurazaki, the doctor will see us now." Nakashima grabbed my arm again and led me to the office.
"Sakurazaki Setsuna-san?" I heard a small voice.
"That is me." I replied.
"Please take a seat." Nakashima lightly pushed me to the chair and I went up to sit on it.
"So what is she here for? Just to check her eyes?"
"Yes." Nakashima replied for me.
I felt the girl's hands unwrap the bandages over my eyes and slightly gasp. She saw my scar.
"I get that a lot, so I bandaged my eyes to avoid people seeing that scar." I said.
"C-Can you even open your eyes?" she asked.
"A little bit, but I'm used to keeping them closed."
"Because of the scar?"
"My older sister will be with you soon." the girl left, leaving me alone with Nakashima.
"In case you wanted to know, that girl's name is Izumi Sakura. Her older sister's name is Izumi Ako."
"And you're telling me this why?"
I heard him chuckle in the background, then soon stopped after I felt someone enter the room.
"Ok Setsuna-san can you open your eyes a bit for me?" said Izumi-san.
I tried but I couldn't open it at all.
"It's ok if you can't. Want to tell me how you got that scar?" she asked.
"It's something from my childhood." I simply replied.
If I could see, I would've seen her frown.
"Can you tell me more from that?"
"That's all that I know." I lied. I don't want anyone to see my scar let alone let them hear about it.
"Alright…" she lightly touched me scar, "Because of this you won't be able to open your eyes. We remove this scar and make it easier for you to see."
"No thank you. I can still get around." I told her, getting up from my seat.
"Are you her guardian?"
"…Just someone accompanying her." said Nakashima.
"Where's her guardian? I'll need to talk to them about this."
"Sakurazaki is 15, old enough to make her own decisions. Besides, I don't remember making any deals with this."
"…alright…" I heard Izumi-san sigh.
"Sorry, but this scar it important to her." Nakashima slightly laughed, "She needs it to find the one that gave it to her."
Now I frowned. If we weren't with another person right now, I would've attacked him will all my might.
"So you know what happened to her?"
"Not entirely. She just came back one day with that scar."
"You two can go now."
I stood up and walked outside, rewrapping the bandages over my eyes. We walked back to the school, but I felt a familiar presence from long ago. Quickly giving Nakashima the slip, I followed the presence, then suddenly…it just disappeared.
"No way…" I whispered.
"Excuse me?" said a voice.
I was surprised. I couldn't feel her presence at all.
"Er…yes?" I said.
"Are you alright? I mean, you have bandages over your eyes and you can't see where you're going. Do you need help getting back?" said the same voice.
Sounds like a girl's voice…and a bit…familiar too….
"No, I can get back on my own." I said.
I felt her hand slip into mines, "I don't trust you. Where're you going? I'll walk you there."
"N-No! It's fine!"
Her hand tightened, "How can you get back on your own!"
"I…er…" I was at a loss for words.
"Sakurazaki!" Nakashima shouted.
"Nakashima!" I turned in the direction of his voice.
"What the hell were you thinking goin' off on your own like that! We're not familiar with this place yet!" he scolded me.
"I know that!" I growled at him, forgetting that the girl's hand was still in my own.
"Hey who's the girl? Found someone you like already?"
"Stop joking Nakashima!" I blushed.
"Sakurazaki-san?" the girl said in a small voice.
"Y-Yes?" I said, remembering that she was there with me.
"Oh now I remember who she is now!" exclaimed Nakashima. If I could see, I would've seen him kneeling with respect, "Konoe Konoka-ojousama of the Magic Association am I right?"
"Y-Yes…how'd you know?" Konoe-san said in a surprised voice.
"We, of the Shinmei-ryu school, heard of you and most are protecting you in secret…well except for me and Sakurazaki." explained Nakashima.
"Well that explains the uniform." Konoe-san giggled.
"Sorry but we must go Konoe-sama." Nakashima grabbed my arm, "Until next time."
Nakashima dragged me away, then I fell unconscious again.
I woke up feeling my futon underneath me. Getting up I noticed that there was dinner by my side.
Damn that Nakashima. What's up with him and knocking me out?
"Oi Sakurazaki!" Nakashima came in and stood by the door, "Hurry up and eat your dinner. You have a job to do."
"And what job is that?" I asked, starting to eat my dinner.
"You are now the protector of Konoe Konoka."
Me: Um…don't know what I was thinking for this, but I hope that you guys like it! I kinda feel bad for makin' Sakurazaki blind though…
Setsuna: 'Feel bad'?! You liked it!
Me: Konoe! Your girlfriend's here!
Setsuna: Stop calling Ojou-sama over!
Konoka: Secchan doesn't like me anymore?
Me: Don't cry Konoe! I'll make Sakurazaki…-evil laugh-
Konoka: Really Fate-kun?!
Me: Yep! Now ignoring them for a moment, hope that you all like this fanfic! Please read and review!