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There will probably be some grammar mistakes, so don't hate me for it, please, instead be helpful and tell me what is wrong, besides, like I said on my profile, English is not my original language, I just like it and want to practice it! ;)
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--- A Story to Tell ---
My name is Allen Walker. I work at a law firm with two of my friends from college, Lavi and Kanda. Lavi is a redheaded idiot who insisted on wearing a ridiculous eye patch. I tried telling him that it drew more attention than his blind eye itself, but he claimed that women thought it was sexy. So far, I have yet to see a single woman swooning over him because of it. Kanda is completely opposite of Lavi. He always looks sullen and ill natured with his long dark hair. I told him a few times that he should cut it because I'd never seen a lawyer with such a girly hair style. All that got me was an earful of insults and an eighty percent guarantee that he'd kill me one day. But, that was normal for he and I. Our best skill was pissing each other off.
With the addition of myself, a naturally white-haired, vertically challenged guy with a strange pentacle birthmark over my eye, we are known as "The Freaky Lawyer Trio." The name never bothered us much since everyone knew we were the best firm around.
Despite my strange appearance, I lived a relatively normal life. Law was the center of my life. But one instance changed all of that.
It was 8 pm. I was strolling leisurely through the cold London streets after refusing a ride from Kanda. At times, walking seemed as much of a luxury as a warm car ride. Breathing in the brisk, cold night air and watching the stars and moon overhead as I walked was just as relaxing as sinking into a smooth leather cars seat. I continued to bask in the atmosphere, unconcerned with anything besides the beauty of the evening, when something caught my attention. In the alley a few blocks from my house, there were three men whose attention was focused solely on a terror-stricken girl. My first thought was to do nothing. I had enough crooks with me on their hit list for putting them in jail. I certainly didn't need more. And who was I supposed to be, a superhero, saving every single helpless soul in London?
That's what it thought…until I saw the look of panic and pure mortification on her face. She was trembling helplessly, making my chest tightened with shame.
How could I have even considered ignoring her? I was a lawyer, dammit! It was my job to protect those in need and rid the city of those assholes. What had I been thinking? I had to help her.
Without thinking on it any longer, I broke through the group, taking place in front of the girl. Luckily, I had taken karate in college. I was advised to so that I'd be able to protect myself if any of the people I'd made enemies with decided to take revenge.
The two skinny guys were down for the count pretty quick, but the third was bigger and I knew it would be more of a challenge. I looked at the girl and began shouting, "Come on, run! Get up and run away!."
Snapped out of her daze, she grabbed her backpack that had been thrown aside and disappeared around the corner. The big man began to laugh. He dragged me to a darker part of the street so that I couldn't see him clearly.
"Well if she can no longer entertain me, I think I will have to use you instead, Right, old geezer?"
"Geezer?" I hated being called that and only Kanda ever called me that. So I imagined Kanda's face on the guy and gave him the punch I had always dreamed of giving that fem-boy. I felt unimaginably satisfied but my high only lasted seconds. The guy swept his leg under mine, throwing me off balance and took that momentary opening to slam me against the nearest wall, his large hand on my neck choking me relentlessly. My vision started to blur and my ears seemed to fill with buzzing. I was almost out when I noticed something approaching the guy from behind. The next thing I knew, he was falling to the ground unconscious. I fell to my knees, trying to recover my breathe and strength when I realized that the girl had come back to help me. She had return with a large stone and hit him with it. From the looks of it, he'd need major stitches. She helped me up and we walked to the next street in silence, leaving the three guys there.
"Thanks for the help. If you hadn't come, I think he would have killed me," I told her.
"I was only returning the favor," she replied. Her voice was low and delicate, with a saddened undertone. She was probably still upset by what had happened. We walked a little more without saying anything until the silence nearly drove me insane.
"Where do you live?" I asked.
"I live in Dartford."
"Dartford? Why are you here? If you don't mind answering, that is."
"Someone told me about a very good medicinal herb that could only be found here." She didn't say whom the herb was for or what it was, not even what it was good for, but I didn't bother asking.
Without me realizing it, we had already reached the bus station.
"Thanks for following me up here, but don't worry. I can handle myself now," she said with a smile.
"What the hell!?," I thought. "She's the one who dragged me out here without telling me anything!"
"Oh…no problem," I said. What else could I say? I couldn't be rude to her. So I turned around and started on my walk back home. If would have known that I'd have to deal with such a troublesome problem, I would have taken the ride Kanda had offered me. At least we'd never have any physical fights…yet. I looked at my watch and was amazed at how fast time had passed. It was nearly 10 pm. I could hardly believe I'd lost nearly 2 hours.
But, truth be told, I felt accomplished after having helped the girl, whose name I remembered I hadn't gotten. I continued walking, not thinking or going back to ask her name. Then I heard the sound of something heavy falling to the ground. I looked back to see that the girl had collapsed and ran to her.
"Miss!" When I took her into my arms, I realized how light and fragile she was and how pale her skin looked.
"I'm going to take you to a hospital," I told her, but she shook her head, refusing.
"I'm okay." I didn't believe her, but helped her to stand. I could she that she obviously was not well. I tried again to convince her to see a doctor, but she continued to refuse. I let her be on the matter, but decided to stay with her while she waited for her bus. I led her to the bus bench and sat down next to her.
"My name is Allen Walker. What about yours?"
She looked at me, a little surprised at the question, but answered, "Lenalee Lee."
"Lenalee…beautiful name," I told her.
I ask what you have?"
"Oh, it's nothing. Don't worry. This happens from time to time."
"But…have you already…" I was interrupted by the bus's arrival.
"Well thanks for everything…Allen," she said while standing carefully. I watched as she got on the bus and took her seat just as carefully. I looked into her eyes and noticed loneliness there. That's when something clicked in my head. The next thing I knew, I had bought a bus ticket and was taking the seat right next to Lenalee.
"What the hell am I doing here?" I thought briefly.
"What are you doing?" she asked me when she saw me sitting.
"Ahh…I'm following you!"
"Are you a stalker?"
She then looked me directly in the eye. I felt really awkward, which resulted in a blush.
She understood me wrong!
Or maybe I was the one that was wrong about myself. I realized how strange my actions were at that moment.
She only laughed.
In an hour or so, we reached our destination. We were in the middle of nowhere. It seemed like something out of a western film, and yet it also seemed like the perfect place to live. There was a river dividing the landscape, and the sky was incredible clear and full of stars. It was almost unbelievable that such a place existed so close to the chaotic city life of London. I stood there, admiring the scenery for a while, probably looking like a fool. Then she called to me.
"Aren't you coming?"
really do not know whether there is a river or not in Dartford, I
didn't see any by google thou, but as it is a fiction, I decided to
put one XD just think as I just used the name and created a new town,
which was what I basically did. It's a fiction with reality mixed.
Just a curiosity ... this story was originally thought with Naruto's characters ... Neji would have been Allen and Lenalee is actually an OC ... but in the end I decided to do with D. Gray Man characters, I already wrote a fic (unfinished - Ahem!) of Naruto.