A/N – Well, here I am starting a new story, a Love Hina one this time, and I dunno if this is going to be a one-shot or not. I'll think about it people! Anyways, more Authors notes at the end.
I OWN NOTHING!!!!!! Except for my OC!!! :D Nor do I own Converse!
Keitaro Urashima was 18 years old when he decided to go to college. He knew what he was aiming for, and was fairly certain that he could make it into Tokyo-U. 'If I get accepted into this college, I know exactly what I'm majoring in,' Keitaro thought to himself. His parents supported him on his endeavor to get into college. His father, Kenji Urashima, was a man who couldn't be more proud of his son, wanting him to attend Tokyo-U. His mother, Zhana Urashima, who was half-Russian and half-Japanese, couldn't help but shed tears of both sadness and joy when she heard that her little baby boy was going to try and get into college.
As Keitaro bid his parents farewell as he stepped onto the train, his thoughts drifted back to when he stayed at the Hinata-Sou when he was four. He remembered when his cousin Haruka, who would bonk him on the head every time he wouldn't call her 'Aunt', would play with him in the sandbox everyday, the entire time that he stayed there. His thoughts left him as he heard the final announcement saying that they were arriving in Tokyo. Smiling to himself, he got off the train and walked towards Tokyo-U. About 20 minutes later, he arrived just in time to take his test. After an hour and a half, he handed his test in, confident of his answers. He knew the grades wouldn't be posted for a couple of days, so he decided he would travel around Tokyo, and see what exactly it had to offer.
He walked away from the college and headed into the city, intent on finding himself something to eat. He arrived at a small restaurant, named Kampai, and was seated instantly due to the small number of people already there as the lunch rush was just about to hit them in an hour or so. He ordered a turkey sandwich and a glass of tea. He noticed a woman, who looked to be the same age as him, walking into the restaurant. She seemed to be around 5'8, with dark brown hair and light brown eyes. She's wearing a pair of dark blue jeans and a light blue tank top, with a black jacket over her shirt as well.
Keitaro couldn't take his eyes off of her. The way she moved, she seemed to have a certain state of grace, and a little rebellion in her, if the jacket was any indication. He chuckled to himself, realizing that she wouldn't notice an ordinary person such as himself. He was 6' on the dot, with dark brown hair and eyes of the hue. He wore square glasses, but he planned on getting contacts. He was wearing a dark green shirt, with a dark blue over shirt. He wore light blue jeans and a pair of black Converse. He ordered himself another tea and as he sat there waiting, the woman walked over to his table to talk to him.
"Excuse me," she said in an angelic voice to him "but is anyone else sitting here?" She asked him. Keitaro raised his head as he was asked the question, "No. No one else is sitting here, Sit down if you'd like." He said. The woman smiled at him and sat adjacent to Keitaro.
"I think I should introduce myself. My name is Yukiko Atsuko." She said softly, "Care to tell me your name, handsome?" She asked him.
"My name is Keitaro Urashima. It's a pleasure to meet you, Atsuko-san," said Keitaro. He had been surprised to see that she had actually noticed him. He could feel a strong ki sense coming from her, though she hid it very well. He himself was a martial artist, and had a large amount of ki himself, and he wouldn't be surprised if she could sense his power inside of him.
"You know, I sense something special about you, Keitaro. I'm not sure what, but it seems familiar to me," said Yukiko, as she took a sip of her own tea.
"Really? I sense something familiar about you too," Keitaro replied, taking a sip of his own tea. As he took that sip, his eyes widened slightly as his brain unlocked a memory previous thought to have been sealed by his grandmother. The memory was of him playing in a sandbox; at what he thought was Hinata-Sou, if the staircase off to the side was any indication. He noticed himself playing with someone else, a little girl, who looked like a younger Yukiko. His memory stopped there as his name was called.
"-taro? Keitaro! Hey! Don't space out on me like that! What'd you remember?" Yukiko asked as she looked into his chocolate orbs with her own brown ones.
"Well, it just from my childhood. But it was cut short when you called my name." He responded, looking at her. "For some reason, the girl in it looked a lot like you, only younger." Keitaro said, as he began to wonder aloud after that sentence.
"I thought I had it sealed away by Granny because Hinata-Sou had some bad memories." He said aloud, not thinking to himself like he thought.
Yukiko herself was surprised that he would remember her from so long ago when they played as kids and made a promise…
Wait a minute!
'Does he remember the promise he made to me about getting into Tokyo University? She thought to herself.
"Did she now? And it was at Hinata-Sou you say? I remember being there when I was little. I would always play in the sandbox with a little boy. Was that little boy you, Kei-kun?" Yukiko asked in a soft voice, hoping that she was right, because she waited for a long time to finally find him after so long.
Keitaro couldn't believe what he heard. This woman had apparently been the little girl he had played with when he was a kid.
"Yukiko-chan, do you remember a promise about Tokyo-U?" Keitaro asked, both fearful and hopeful of her answer. Fearful if it was a no, and hopeful if it was a yes.
Yukiko nodded. "I do, Kei-kun. I took the test today and I'm hoping I passed. I'm glad I met you here today though." She said happily.
"I took the test today as well, and I'm confident that I passed. I'm glad I remembered that small part of my life, because I found my promise girl. And she's been the only girl I've ever thought about." Keitaro said honestly.
Yukiko stared at him for a few moments before she smiled at him. "And I've only had eyes for the promise boy. He was and still is my inspiration for getting into Tokyo-U." Yukiko said softly, as everyone else in the restaurant had left. They continued talking for a few more hours; before Keitaro realized that he didn't have a place to stay for a couple of days and voiced it to Yukiko.
"Well, if you want, you can stay at my place with me. I've got a spare room you can use, or, you could sleep with me directly." Yukiko grinned when she saw Keitaro blush at her proposition. Keitaro accepted staying with her, but not in the same bed. Perhaps at a later date maybe?
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Yukiko's house was just outside of the main city of Tokyo. It was a two-story house, painted a soft red. She had a garden behind her house. To the right of her house, she had multiple flowers; all in bloom as it was the beginning of summer, all had bright colors, and were radiant as well. Near the flowers were a couple of apple trees. Keitaro's eyes widened at the sight.
"It's beautiful," he said, "just like the woman living here." Yukiko couldn't help the blush that appeared on her face.
"Aww, you're so sweet Kei-kun!" Yukiko teased.
The inside of the house was done very well. The walls were painted a dark blue. There was a couch against the left side of the room, a love seat on the right side of the room, and a large TV sitting against the middle wall, with a recliner about 10 feet away from it to the left at a slight angle.
"You really do have excellent taste in decorations. I wonder what the rest of the house looks like," Keitaro said.
"Tell me, do you think the entrance exam questions were easy, or difficult? Considering a lot of the questions were simple common sense." Keitaro asked her. Yukiko thought on it for a few seconds.
"Yeah, they were easy if you actually thought each one out," Keitaro nodded at her response. "Still, to find you before either of us made it into Tokyo-U, it's a dream come true," said Keitaro.
Yukiko just smiled at him and nodded, "Yeah. I hadn't expected to find you either. When you think back to when we made that promise, that was just two little kids making a childish promise, and here we are, both of us, so close to fulfilling that promise," said Yukiko, as she looked at the clock and noticed it was 7:30 already.
"We've been talking for about 5 hours now, and I don't know about you, but I'm getting hungry. Care to go out to eat?" Yukiko asked him. Keitaro nodded.
"Sure, I'm getting pretty hungry myself. Know any good places to eat?" Yukiko grinned at him, "Sure do! It's got a good selection, great prices, and awesome service," she said, "and it's not too far from here either."
Keitaro grinned. "Now that sounds like an awesome place to eat. Let's go!"
And with that said, they put on their shoes, grabbed their coats, and left to go towards their dinner (or date, depending on how you take this). As they arrived, Keitaro noticed someone who looked a lot like his cousin Haruka (yes, we all know he calls her 'Aunt', but not in this fic! :D), but he could make out some differences and looked away, back at Yukiko, before asking her what the name of the restaurant was.
"It's called The Angry Dragon. It's not only a restaurant, but it's also a sake' bar," Yukiko said. Keitaro accepted her explanation and smiled.
"You know, this feels like a date," Keitaro said.
"Then let's make it a date Keitaro!" Yukiko said as she giggled and grabbed his hand and placed her head on his shoulder with a smile on her face. Keitaro wouldn't and couldn't deny a girl anything, so he smiled and accepted it, hoping it would last forever, and maybe it would if she would go out with him.
The fantasies he had were becoming real, and if this were a dream, he didn't want to wake up from ever. As they continued walking along towards their destination, l they were turning heads, some in approval, others in jealousy. Keitaro had never really been the center of attention a lot (he would if need be), but the attention he was getting right now didn't faze him at all, he just went along with it.
They arrived at The Angry Dragon restaurant, and were seated almost immediately. As they browsed the menu, they looked over the various people who were also there. They were mostly common folk, but if you looked c loosely enough, you could see several stars there as well, going incognito.
As the waitress arrived at their table, Yukiko decided to have the tempura chicken with a salad, and Keitaro decided to go with the Kobe fillet and a salad as well. The waitress took their orders and left them to their own devices for the time being. During that time, they talked about past dates, if they had any.
"Well, this is my first date actually. I never really cared for much else other than passing school. But I must say, for my first date, I couldn't have imagined anything more perfect for a first date then to be with my promise girl. Nothing could make this even more perfect then it already is," said Keitaro, as he took her hands and smiled lovingly at Yukiko. She could only blush as he smiled at her, causing butterflies to appear in her stomach.
"That's so sweet! Saving your first date for me! Anything else you were saving for me?" Yukiko teased, laughing as he turned red slightly.
"Maybe I am, maybe I'm not. You'll have to find out, now won't you?" Keitaro said as he grinned at her.
A/N – And that is where this chapter stops, cause I need to write more before I type anymore, and I need to think of where it'll go as well. I do hope you review. It is Love Hina, despite not having much to do with Hinata-Sou right now. That'll come later. I promise! And I have a twist for that as well! VT signing out! Oh! And R&R!!! =D