A/N: Alrighty, I feel super happy that I actually was able to get another chapter of this story up so...YAY! :D And uhm...What else is there to say? Read it. Love it. Review it. ^_^
Oh! Before I forget, I have a super secret surprise (or S.S.S for short) at the end of this chapter. So read on, and...well yeah. Read on. =)
The next morning Zoe was walking to school when she noticed something rustling in the nearby bushes. Upon further speculation the blonde noticed spiky orange hair bobbing up and down behind the leaves. She giggled to herself, realizing it was none other than Rika. She's become really close friends with Rika ever since the first day of school. They just sort of...clicked. Rika may be a tough girl, but let's face it. Both girls had the guts and the strength to beat up anyone who got in their way. Not to mention their short temper.
Zoe laughed and bent down in the bushes with Rika. "So...What'cha doing?" Zoe whispered, catching Rika off gaurd. The orange haired girl practically fell over in surprise and laughed "Geez Zoe, sneaky much?"
The blonde simply shrugged "I know...Sooo...Wat'cha doing?" she asked once again
Rika brushed herself off and went back to her crouching position "I'm hiding from Ryo...Gosh, he's so annoying. Can't he realize my deep hatred for that boy!?" she growled
"You mean deep passion"
"No Zoe...Deep hatred, and since when did your voice get so low?" Rika questioned. Zoe tilted her head in confusion "Rika, I have no idea what you're talking about. I didn't say that"
A tap on Rika's shoulder made her jump. When she turned around it was none other than hot-shot Ryo Akiyama himself. "Wow pumpkin, it's so cute how you pretend to hate me" he smiled
The orange-haired girl wanted to scream in anger, and glared daggers at the boy "Get away from me you freak!" she yelled, stomping away
Ryo just watched her and laughed "She'll fall for me one day..."
"Uhhh...No she won't" Zoe butted in, giving a sympathetic smile
"Gee, thank you oh so much for your support."
As the day went on, everything seemed regular for Zoe. Go to class, chat with friends, and pay attention to the teacher up front that's rambling on about God-knows-what. And repeat those steps six more times for the rest of the day. It seemed dull and boring, like her entire routine was just set out for her to do for the rest of the year. Of course she had her friends to help her get through the boring-ness. Well, not much her old friends anymore.
Of course she would hang out with them occasionally, but not as much as she would have wanted. And having no classes with the guys didn't really help her out. For now, she decided to hang out with Takato's gang until she can figure out a plan so that she can get them to stop this stupid fight.
The blonde began plotting it out as she made her way to her locker during lunch, when barely anyone was in the halls. As she made her way to her locker she noticed Takato near the corner of the hallway. Hmm...Maybe I can get Takato to explain to me what happened between him and Takuya. Or at least...I'll try. she thought to herself.
She put away her books, and closed her locker. After straightening her hair a bit and dusting off her clothes, she proceeded towards Takato. What? A girl's gotta look good, even when just around friends she smiled confidentally to herself
When she crossed the corner and saw Takato she instantly noticed Takuya and Koji carrying all of Takato's stuff next to Matsuki himself. They both had their heads down because they weight on their backs were just way too heavy.
"Hey guys, what's going on?" Zoe asked
Takuya looked and immediately noticed Zoe. They locked eyes for a second, only to have Takuya lose concentration on his balance and fall on his butt.
Koji rolled his eyes "Way to go, genius..."
Takato then opened his locker revealing even more junk stashed in there (Didn't he just clean it!?) He walked passed the boys and smiled widely "Hope you guys enjoy moving all my stuff to my locker all the way across the school"
Takuya regained balance and stood up "No fair, dude!"
Takato just ignored him and looked at Zoe "Hey Zoe, I'm gonna head for lunch. Coming with?"
She shrugged "It's alright. You go ahead, I'll catch up with ya later"
"Mmm...'Kay" Takato and waved and walked off "I'll save you a seat next to Jeri then!"
"I hate that kid" Koji growled, glaring in the direction Takato walked
Zoe sighed "Takato's a really nice kid guys"
"Nice!? Look what he's making us do!" Koji frowned "Total jerk."
"Well maybe if you didn't do that thing that made him so angry with you guys...He wouldn't be acting this way!"
Takuya looked at Zoe, shocked "It was his fault!"
"What the heck even happened!?" The blonde retorted
Takuya then made a serious face "What happened shall never be talked about ever again."
"SHALL NEVER BE TALKED ABOUT EVER AGAIN" Takuya repeated angirly, stomping away with Takato's bag of junk on his back. Zoe just rolled her eyes and looked at Koji. The bandana boy shrugged "Don't ask me, he just gets really touchy on the subject"
Koji then walked away following Takuya to Takato's locker, leaving the blonde alone in the hallway. Okay...Didn't really get an opportunity to ask Takato there. And Takuya's being all immature about it...Which looks really cute on him by the way...Maybe I should just wait... Zoe decided to herself
But then again...Maybe I should try to get them to be friends. she mused Ha! Yeah right. That'll surely happen when pigs fly .
The task of getting both friends together seemed super hard. She needed extra help.
Jeri looked at her, shocked "No way will this plan work Zoe. No way!" Zoe turned her head to Rika, hopeful she would agree "Zoe. Those two have been fighting since day one. We don't have anything against Takuya or his friends but Takato does."
The three of them were sitting outside during lunch at a small table, after Zoe pulled them away from their usually table inside.
"Yes, but if we get them to be friends it'll make my life soo much easier!" The blonde begged
"Hmm..." The two girls mumbled
"And, I'll be eternally grateful if you helped me?" Zoe said, trying to peruade them
Zoe then realized the one thing her two friends would like in exchange for her help "Jeri, I'll hook you up with Takato. And Rika, I'll get Ryo off your hands" She smiled triumphantly
"You got yourself a deal!"
After school, the three girls all decided a plan on how to get the boys to have a truce of some sort. Zoe will try to butter up Takuya into telling her what happened, Jeri will find out what will make the two guys be friends...by asking Takato, and Rika will create a wonderful plan B if all else fails. Fool proof, right? Ehh, let's see.
During the tutorial period (After school) Zoe went to the library where she found Takuya playing pac-man on the library's computer. She blushed at how cute he looked, so engaged in the game. She was practically staring at the boy for 2 minutes until the librarian came up to her. "Miss, please find something to do in the library rather than gawking at boys" the librarian scolded.
Embrassment fell upon Zoe's shoulders and she hoped that nobody saw her. She slowly made her way to Takuya, and tapped his shoulder.
Takuya spun around was about to yell at her when he realized it was Zoe and gave her a totally goofy smile "Ohh...Zoe...Hi"
"Yeah hi. Listen I was wondering if we could talk" Zoe asked
"Well...We're talking right now soo...Mission accomplished Z"
Zoe rolled her eyes and punched him in the shoulder "I mean, talk. Alone." Takuya looked at Zoe, redness creeping up onto his cheeks. Is she gonna tell me she likes me? Or ask me out? Oh. My. God. he thought. In an instant he grabbed his bags and followed Zoe outside. "No time to waste, let's go!"
They finally made their way outside, and it was bright and sunny. The birds were chirping, the gangsters at the side of the road were yelling and screaming their heads off. Yup, it seemed like the most romantic scene ever.
And Takuya was practically jumping for joy inside, finally...The moment where him and Zoe will finally be a couple. Do you know how long Takuya's waited for this? A while, I'll tell you that. The moment he met Zoe, the moment they fell down the hole, the moment he accidentally ran into her changing. All moments where he fell in love with her over and over again.
And now...The moment of truth would come upon him! Score!
Zoe smiled at him "Takuya, I was wondering-"
"YES!" Takuya screamed "The answer is a 100 percent absolute yes"
Zoe cocked an eyebrow, confused at his actions "Huh?"
The brunette realized he spoke to soon, mentally smacking himself in the forehead "Hehe...Oh nothing. You were saying?"
"Well.." she continued "I was wondering why you and Takato have been fighting. I was wondering if you could tell me what happened"
You have no clue how crappy Takuya felt right when Zoe spoke those words. He thought he would finally get a girlfriend for the first time (lol) but instead no. She was just asking about...it.
"I thought we went over this, SHALL NEVER BE TALKED ABOUT EVER AGAIN" he repeated for the umpteenth time
She was not in the mood to hear that again, and realized she would have to turn up the charm to recieve this answer.
She moved closer to Takuya and shot the most flirtatious smile she could have, and gave the most innocent look to him "Aww come on, please Taki. Can't you explain to me what happened? For me?"
Takuya began blushing like crazy, with so many thoughts spinning in that empty head of his Oh my god, is Zoe flirting with me? Okay...Roll with it Takuya. Roll with it. Act natural.
"Uhhh...Sure I can tell you" he said in a crazy high pitched voice. Zoe giggled "Thanks Taki" And to seal the deal, she planted a kiss on Takuya's cheek.
"No problem" Takuya responded, even more high pitched than before.
The brunette fixed his voice and began to tell what happened "You see it started when..."
A/N: Now for my super secret surprise! I wanted to say that I wanted to start making a new story after this one is over. But I really need ideas (My ideas for stories S.U.C.K) and I'm asking YOU. So please pm or review this chapter saying your idea. Thank you so much. And I realize I probably will get 0 ideas turned into to me so...lol, this was pointless. See ya! :) [Yeah, it wasn't much of a super secret surprise...But it's better than nothing! Eh? Eh?]
Also remember to R&R!!