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Did They Forget?

Ibu Shinji sat in his classroom tapping his pencil against his desk. He watched the seconds tick away on the clock and slowly grew impatient. It was as if he was waiting for something to happen.

"Time sure does seem to be moving slow today. I wonder if everyone forgot. It's not that I really care, but I thought friends were supposed to remember these types of things," Shinji began to mumble to himself. "This is kind of stupid anyways. It's not like it's really that important."

The door to the classroom opened as Kamio Akira popped his head in. He noticed Shinji sitting by himself. He slowly walked up to the boy and slammed his hands against the desk the boy sat in.

"Hmm?" Shinji looked up. "Oh, it's you, Kamio."

"I brought you something," Kamio held out a small gift bag.

"What's this?" he carefully opened the bag to reveal grip tape. "This is the one that I can never find."

Kamio turned away as a light shade of red crossed his face. "Happy birthday, Shinji."

"You made me wait this long for a present. You could have at least wished me a happy birthday early," Shinji's mumbling began again. "I had thought everyone forgot about it. It worried me a little because you don't usually forget these types of things. I guess I shouldn't have been that worried, it is you after all. Maybe you did this on purpose to get me annoyed or something…"

"It's not like that, Shinji!" Kamio yelled. "Man, you need to learn to control your mumbling or something."

"You're mad," Shinji frowned as he stood up from his seat. "Shouldn't you be nice to me? After all, it's my birthday."

"I'm not mad," he growled and crossed his arms. "Forget it. You're right, it's your birthday and I should be nice."

"Thank you, Kamio," Shinji's words were barely audible.

"What was that? I couldn't hear you?"

"Nothing, lets go," he began to walk out of the classroom.

"Wait up!" Kamio quickly followed him. "You're lucky it's your birthday…"


NOTE: Really random…really pointless…really not what I should be writing.

Anyways, this is my quick fic for Shinji because (if I'm not mistaken) today (November 3rd) should be his birthday. This is really all I could think of writing for it. It's kind of a major fail, but that's okay.

Hope you could enjoy it and thank you for reading.