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Author's Note: Okay, so I went back to read my story "Girl Next Door" and was absolutely appalled by how awful it is. Obviously it is one of my first works on here and has a lot of grammatical errors; things don't make sense, etc. So in saying that I've decided to do a rewrite! Shocker? Not really I'm infamous for slacking on other stories. Well, I hope you guys enjoy the rewrite as much as the original. Maybe we can get this story up over 200 reviews? Thanks and enjoy!
Girl Next Door
Chapter One – Prologue
"Come on, Tai! Don't be a ball hog pass it!" Twelve year old Takenouchi Sora shouted as she chased her best friend, Yagami Taichi "Tai", through her backyard.
"No way, Sor! I'm taking this one all the way and winning the game!" Tai shouted back as he dodged Tachikawa Mimi who was just standing there looking clueless. Soccer wasn't exactly her sport of choice.
"Oh, come on I'm wide open and Izzy is right on your tail!"
Little Izumi Izzy dashed down the yard and tried to steal the ball away from Tai. He wasn't the greatest soccer player but he sure was fast considering his size. Sora shouted at him again to pass the ball but he just waved her away. When he stopped in front of the goal, the opposing team's goalie, Kido Joe, looked at him oddly wondering what crazy move he was going to pull.
"Tai, what are you doing? Kick the ball in the goal!" Sora screamed coming up behind him.
Just as Izzy approached him, Tai kicked the ball to Sora who in turn head butted it in the goal right past Joe. Izzy came crashing into Tai and both of them fell to the ground in a mud puddle. The two looked at each other and just laughed as Sora and Joe helped them up.
"Sorry about knocking you down," Izzy apologized, "I slipped on a puddle and couldn't stop. So much for thinking the yard wouldn't be muddy even though it rained for two days."
Tai just laughed, "No worries, Iz! It's all good."
"I thought you wanted to make the winning goal?" Sora asked Tai as soon as she caught her breath.
"You know the deal there's no "I" in "Team". What kind of person would I be if I hogged the ball the whole time?" Tai said with his infamous crooked grin.
"Is this game over now? I'm all muddy and just want to go home," Mimi complained from across the yard.
"You can go, Mimi," Sora said.
"Finally!" Mimi said pulling out a cell phone and calling her parents for a ride.
"Who invited Mimi to play soccer with us anyways? You know she can't kick a ball to save her life," Joe wondered.
"We needed a filler to make the teams even. She can't play soccer worth a darn but at least she's easy on the eyes," Tai laughed but the other boys agreed.
Sora just rolled her eyes, "Boys…"
"My ride is here; bye everyone!" Mimi shouted running to the front of the yard.
"I guess I'd better get going too," Izzy said, "Mom's expecting me home for dinner. She's making my favorite so I'd better not be later. See you guys later!"
"Wait up, Izzy, your mom offered to bring me home! Bye!" Joe said running after him and joining Izzy.
"So I guess this means you're probably leaving too?" Sora asked once she and Tai were the only ones left.
"Yeah, mom told me not to be out too late because tomorrows the first day of school so I'd better get going. I'll see you tomorrow, okay?" Tai said.
"All right, bye," Sora said.
Tai gave her a wink and took off down the street. He usually walked home because his apartment was only a couple of miles down the road.
She was now alone. She walked to the goal and picked up the muddy soccer ball from the ground before going to sit on her front porch. The sound of a large moving truck pulling into the driveway of the house next door caught her attention.
A couple of large men dressed in shirts that said "Odaiba Movers" stepped out of the moving truck and removed the for sale sign from the front yard. Following them in a small car was a man that looked to be in his thirties and his son. Sora smirked as they got out of the car and walked toward the front door.
"Someone finally bought that old man's house? I thought it would never sell," Sora said to herself.
She watched them for a minute and couldn't help put notice that the man's son looked about her age. She noticed he had blue eyes which stood out even from across the yard. His blonde hair spiked in all different directions. When he looked over at her, she smiled. He returned the smile by sticking out his tongue. She was outraged.
"The nerve of that guy!" She said to herself and got up and walked into the house without another glance.
She walked into the living room and made herself comfortable on the couch. She didn't even know her mom was in the room until she put her feet up on the coffee table and instantly got scolded for it.
"Get off that couch right this instant young lady!" Takenouchi Toshiko said.
"But I just got comfortable!" Sora whined.
"You are sweaty and muddy and wet from playing soccer in the yard. You're going to ruin the leather and that's a brand new couch. Please go take a shower and come back down when you're done. I need your help."
"With what?" Sora wondered as she got up off the couch and took of her socks.
"I made brownies for the new neighbors and I need you to help me put the fudge on them."
"Are there any left over's?"
"Yes, I made a couple for you as well."
"You don't get them until after dinner though. Now, please go shower."
Sora walked upstairs and grabbed a towel from the hall closet before entering the bathroom. She glanced out the hall window and noticed that it looked straight into the hall window of the house next door. The blonde boy from earlier passed by the window and saw her. He gave her a dirty look and aggravated her once again. He then laughed and walked away. She went to the blinds and shut them so fiercely they almost fell off the window.
"He is so rude!" She shouted.
"Who's rude?" Toshiko shouted from downstairs concerned.
Sora walked down the stairs after finishing her shower. She was dressed in a pair of basketball shorts and tank top. A towel was wrapped around her neck so her wet hair wouldn't soak her shirt.
"You take too long of showers," Toshiko commented when her daughter entered the kitchen.
Sora just rolled her eyes.
"Here," Toshiko said handing her a bowl full of fudge, "Start frosting the brownies."
"Yum!" Sora said sticking her finger in the bowl and licking the sugary goodness.
"Sora, please don't stick your fingers in food that's meant for other people!"
"What? It's not like my fingers aren't clean I did just get out of the shower."
"Take the towel off your neck and start putting the fudge on the brownies."
Sora towel dried her hair again and then threw the towel on the couch. Her mother about had a heart attack.
"Sora, no! The leather! The damp towel will destroy it!"
"Aren't you kind of over exaggerating?"
"Just go put it in the hamper."
"Ugh, fine…" she rolled her eyes.
"Don't roll your eyes at me young lady."
She put the towel in the clothing hamper in the bathroom and came back downstairs to fudge the brownies. Once she was done she began licking the remaining fudge out of the bowl.
"All that sugar is going to rot your teeth," Toshiko commented.
"So I'll brush my teeth when I'm done."
Toshiko just shook her head as she wrapped up the brownies on a platter. She then handed the platter to Sora and wiped off her hands with a paper towel.
"Get some shoes we need to get over there before it gets too late."
Sora slid on a pair of flip flops and followed her mom out the door. They walked across the yard and up the stairs to their new neighbor's porch. They stood there for a moment before knocking on the door.
A few seconds later a man answered the door. He looked completely stressed out from the move but smiled at them nonetheless.
"Hello! Welcome to the neighborhood! I'm Toshiko and this is my daughter Sora. We live next door."
"Oh, hello! I'm Malcolm it's nice to meet you. Please, come in," he said and opened the door for them.
"What a beautiful house!" Toshiko commented looking around, "We've lived here for almost twelve years and I have never seen the inside of this house."
"Do you have time for a tour?" Malcolm wondered.
"Of course! Oh, who is this handsome young man?" Toshiko asked as Malcolm's son entered the foyer.
"This is my son, Yamato. Yamato, this is Toshiko and Sora our new neighbors."
"Hey," Yamato said casually, "And it's Matt."
"It's nice to meet you, Matt," Toshiko said.
"How about that tour now?" Malcolm said.
"Oh, of course. Sora, why don't you take these brownies into the kitchen and get to know Matt while I tour the house?"
The adults walked away leaving the two alone. Sora glared at him for a moment and then walked toward the kitchen. Matt trailed quickly behind her. She unwrapped the brownies and Matt quickly grabbed one. Sora just stared him down but eventually did the same.
"You're not as cool as you think you are," Sora commented.
"I don't think I'm cool. I know I'm cool," Matt replied.
"You just keep on telling yourself that."
Sora turned on her heel and walked through the house trying to find her mom. Matt trailed closely behind her which began irritating her. She stopped and turned around instantly. He almost ran into her.
"Why are you following me? Don't you have something better to do?" Sora asked.
"This is my house I can go anywhere I want," Matt replied.
"I don't like you and its sure obvious you don't like me so why don't you just go away!"
"Bothering you is a lot more fun."
"You're so annoying. You really need to go away or else."
"Or else… what?"
"Or else… this!" Sora lunged at him and tackled him to the ground.
Matt started screaming at her to get off but she just kept punching him.
"Fight back you wimp!" Sora shouted and eventually he did.
The two started rolling around on the floor but Sora eventually got the advantage and was sitting on him. She had him pinned to the ground when their parents walked in the room.
"What in the world is going on here?" Toshiko shouted.
"Yamato! Get off of Sora!" Malcolm screamed.
Toshiko pulled Sora off of Matt and held her back from lunging at him again. Sora became calm and offered a hand to Matt as a peace offering. He pushed her hand away and got off the floor.
"I don't need your help," Matt spat.
Malcolm grabbed Matt by the collar of his shirt and pointed in his face, "Don't you dare ever hit a girl! Have I taught you nothing? What in the world is wrong with you!?"
"I didn't hit her! She's the one that attacked me!" Matt replied in defense.
"Sora, is that true?" Toshiko wondered.
"Maybe… but he wouldn't leave me alone!"
"That does not give you the right to hit someone young lady! Go home, now! We will be talking about this."
"Fine," Sora pouted and left the door.
"I am so sorry," Toshiko apologized, "She has a temper but I've never seen her do something like this. I knew that her having a best friend that's a boy was a bad idea."
"Don't worry about it. I think it's best we call it a night. It was very nice meeting the both of you and I apologize for whatever happened," Malcolm said.
"I apologize as well. Sora will be making a formal apology I can promise you that. Have a good night."
Toshiko stomped through the yard and instantly began yelling when she opened the front door.
"How could you start a fight like that? I walk away for two minutes and you get into a brothel! What is the matter with you?"
"He started it! He's so rude and wouldn't leave me alone!" Sora replied.
Toshiko put a hand to her forehead, "I can't even begin to tell you how embarrassed I am right now. Is this what I can expect from you now? Getting into fights with boys? The last thing I need from you is to get expelled from school."
"Mom, I'm not going to get into a fight at school."
"Just go to your room. We'll talk about this later."
Sora stomped up the stairs to her room and slammed the door behind her. She collapsed on the bed.
"Stupid Matt…" she muttered to herself before falling asleep.
Sometime around midnight Sora awoke to the sound of rocks being thrown at her window. Groggily she rose from the bed and walked toward the noise. She saw Matt down on the porch motioning for her to open the window.
"What are you doing here?" Sora whispered.
"Come down here!" Matt replied.
"Are you insane? I'm already in enough trouble as it is I don't need to add sneaking out to my list of things that will get me grounded."
"Just come down here I want to talk."
Sora huffed, "Fine."
She grabbed onto the branch of the tree closest to her window and swung herself down onto the porch. Matt had to admit he was impressed.
"All right, I'm here. What do you want?" Sora wondered.
"I want you to be my girlfriend," Matt said catching her completely off guard.
"What are you talking about? You can't be serious?"
"I am serious. Be my girlfriend."
"Why would I want to be your girlfriend?"
"Because I like you."
"You don't even know me."
"Any girl that can throw a right hook like you is a ten in my book."
Sora didn't understand what was happening. One minute they were trying to kill each other and the next he was asking her to be his girlfriend. She didn't understand boys at all.
"What do you say?" Matt asked.
"Now… we kiss."
"What! You're crazy."
"Oh, come on."
"How long do we have to kiss?"
"All right, fine. Let's just get this over with."
Sora closed her eyes and Matt leaned forward and put his lips on hers. He counted out five seconds with his fingers and then pulled away. Sora opened her eyes.
"That was it?" She asked.
"What do you mean 'that was it'?" Matt replied.
"Well, I kind of expected my first kiss to be better than that."
"What! That kiss was great. Are you saying I'm a bad kisser?"
"Yeah, I guess I am!"
"You're crazy I don't want you to be my girlfriend any more!"
"Fine by me! I never wanted to be your girlfriend in the first place!"
Matt turned and dashed back to his house as Sora stood there angrier than ever. She climbed back up the tree to her bedroom and slammed the window shut.
To be continued…
Well, there's the prologue rewritten. Things will get switched up a bit in the rewrite so hopefully you guys will like it. Please review!