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Disclaimer: I don't own Flame of Recca,and you guys know the rest... So here´s another story for you all, hope you´ll like it and comment...


Part 1

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She waited for him in front of the candy shop, like she always does after her last class of the day.

Today he was more late, than he usually was. She tried to call his cellphone, but it was closed.

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"Wonder where he is?" she wondered.

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After thirty five minutes he arrived, looking very annoyed, not even noticing the odd look that she gave him.

"Hey! What's wrong?" she asked putting a hand on his shoulder, tenderly.

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"My stupid professor failed me on that stupid report I was talking about. He said that it was too non realistic." The boy explained.

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"Really, i´m sorry about that!" The girl replied with an understanding look in her eyes.

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"Yeah..."

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"Come on, I know what can make you feel better..." The girl said with a smile, as she pulled the boy towards the ice cream shop. The boy just shooked his head and smiled at her.

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On their way home they crossed a park, a place they knew very well. Over time it had produced memories, both good and bad. Memories of a friendship that will last a lifetime.

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"Let´s go there!" The boy shouted with a happy grin on his face, as he pointed to the playground.

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The girl smiled, deep thoughts in her mind. It was here they met for the first time many years ago, she recalled. It was here they fought, then became best of friends and it was

here she shed a tear for him, as he broke her heart when he decided to give his love to someone else...

The boy held her hand as he led her to the playground. Not realizing the flush of crimson that appeared on her cheeks. She sat on the swing and he on the bench across from her.

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"I miss this!" she looked at him with questioning eyes, but had a smile on her face as well.

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"I mean us. I miss the teasing and the laughter." he continued.

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"What do you mean? We always tease each other and laugh together!" The girl replied with a slight pout, followed by a long sigh for remembered joy.

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"It's not just that! I miss our time together. I miss how you would listen to me even if you didn't understand a word that I was saying.

I miss us fighting over stupid things. I miss us watching horror movies and cartoons together. I miss sharing secrets and talking about the days when we were children.

I just miss you, my best friend!"

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She slowly stood up from the swing, and walked over to where he was seated. She put her hands on his shoulders and looked deeply into his eyes.

Then she kissed him on the forehead.

He smiled to her, and for the first time, he saw the beautiful woman she grew up to be. The woman that he had failed to see for so many years.

The woman that he was too afraid to recognize, because he was afraid of never being able to take his eyes off of her again.

Fearing the fact that he might like what he will see, and that he might sin and fall for her, that probably will lead to the end of their beautiful friendship.

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"What happened to us?" he asked.

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"Nothing... We just... grew up!" she replied with a comforting smile.

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For a quiet moment they just looked at each other, without saying a word. Suddenly he hugged her waist and pressed his face on her flat belly, and she just stood there and let

herself be hugged. He never hugged her in the past, so she never expected it and didn't know how to respond to it. She hesitated a little, before she finally put her arms around

him and returned it.

From a distance they might as well have been a normal couple enjoying each others company. They would appear to be lovers having an intimate moment. But in close-up, you

could see that there was nothing romantic about the way they held each other, because it was too innocent and pure. They stood like that for a while, holding each other, for long

enough that it should have turned awkward - but didn't.

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"Promise me that nothing will change between us, that we'll be friends, no matter what!" he said finally looking up. Though she felt a tinge of sadness at hearing his words, she

smiled and nodded.

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"Friends forever!" she whispered.

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It had been crystal clear blue-sky all day but as darkness fell, the sky began to cloud up and soon small drops of rain started to hit the ground.

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"Come on, i'll walk you home!" The boy said standing up.

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"You know, that you don't have to..." The girl answered.

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"Oh, really?" he asked with amusement in his eyes.

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"I can take of myself perfectly, thank you very much!" she said looking proud of herself.

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"Are you sure about that?" he asked her, getting more and more amused by the moment.

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"You have seen this fist punch men three times bigger than me, how can you even doubt that?" she asked looking annoyed, while she held her fist for him to see.

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"So you can take care of men coming from behind and..." he quickly got behind her.

"and tickle you?" he continued, as he started tickling her.

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"NO, Stop!!! It's unfair, you know my weak spot. AHAhahahahaha" she wailed, while laughing.

She tried to run from him, but he caught her with ease. He pushed her against the tree and started tickling her again, and she only laughed harder, as she closed her eyes.

After few minutes he stopped and his hands rested on her hips, almost like a lover would caress a partner. She slowly opened her eyes, and found herself staring into his steamy

gaze.

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"Guess I have to walk you home after all!" he said with a smirk on his handsome face.

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"You cheated..." she said pouting her cherry colored lips. He smiled at her, and this time when he moved, he leaned his head forward. Her heart began to pound as it dawned to

her what he was about to do. What they were about to do, because she too was leaning forward. When his lips were millimeters from hers, the rain started pouring. And like in

fairy tales, the spell broke and he withdrew from her, with an apologetic smile. It was like the kiss was never meant to be, it was simply forbidden...

Somehow she was glad that it never occurred, but on their way to her house she couldn't help but wonder, what it would have been like, to have his lips on hers.

There was an awkward silence as they walked side by side on the empty street. Either not knowing what to say or do, they just walked on, both wondering what should happen

next. Finally the boy spoke.

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"Is there something between you and Mikagami?"

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"WHAT??!! NO!! Recca, why would you ask such a stupid question? You know that Mi-chan and I can't stand each other!" Fuuko replied in a non-convincing tone.

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"It's not stupid, i'm just curious i guess..." The boy said defending himself. Fuuko looked at him without speaking.

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And then at last she found her voice, and spoke slowly: "Nothing is between us. Besides if there was something, you would have been the first to know!"

Recca looked at her surprised, then he smiled.

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"What? Not Domon?" he teased.

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"Shut up!!!" the girl warned the boy.

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"Chill Fuuko!!!" Recca calmed Fuuko.

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"I know that i´ll be the first to know... I think it's in my instinct to be a little protective over you! You know, like a big brother would with a little sister!!!" he grinned, as he put his

arm around her and gave her a squeeze.

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"HAII, nii-san!" she joked and they both laughed.

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"Then how about you and Raiha?" he now asked, sounding more serious this time. She looked at him carefully, her eyes watching his expression, her senses on full alert of his

genuine question. He actually wanted to know, she thought.

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"I don't know!" she answered him directly.

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"I don't like him!" he said with a frown on his face.

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"Why not?" The girl asked with a hint of curiosity in her voice.

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"Because he had hurt you! I want you to know that I will be happy for you when you've found somebody to be with, but if it's with him, I can't..." His answer surprised her.

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"I'd rather want you to freeze with Mr. Iceman than for you to be with loverboy." he continued and they both laughed.

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"We're here!" Both stopped in front of a big, white house.

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"Do you want to come in, maybe to have some hot coco?" she asked him with a wink.

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"Nah, I better get home. Mom promised to cook me my favorite dish!" he grinned and she smiled.

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"Oh by the way, can you help me find a gift for Yanagi tomorrow? I really need help!" The boy asked with a nervous grin.

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"Oh, anniversary?" Recca nodded.

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"Sure." Fuuko answered with a joyful face.

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"Great, I´ll pick you up tomorrow..." He said, as he turned around to leave. As his figure disappeared rapidly into the distant, so did her smile.

She raised her hand up in the air.

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"Goodbye Recca..." The girl whispered in the faintest voice, as the wind blew her tears away.

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To be continued...

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Here´s the first part of my new fic, hope you guys would like it... There would be many twist, but I hope for your words... Please do comment...

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