Ladies and Gentlemen...but mostly ladies! I'm proud to announce the sequel to Castanet High! Introducing...§Castanet Island Life§!! Yes I switched the name slightly, but I think it is still pretty good X)! I hope you enjoy the first chapter!
"Are we almost there?"
"Yep! Castanet is right over there, we will be there in about five minutes. Can you see it?"
The big island came into view "Yeah!"
I grinned, it felt like forever since I've seen the island.
Pascal smiled "You've really grown Hikari, the island has felt different without you."
"Aw, you're sweet. I missed this place a lot, I got really home sick while I was on my trip."
"I bet you learned a lot, I've always wanted to travel like that."
I laughed "Well, if I get that offer again, I'll give you a heads up if I get that offer again. We could switch places."
"I don't think they would fall for that." He gave a chuckle.
"Oh yeah, I got souvenirs for everyone. Here." I gave him the gift "It is a pipe for you, I hope you like it."
"Well, this is a very nice gift. I've been needing a new one."
I smiled "Glad you like it! Oh...um...how has Yuki been?"
"Very good...he has actually stopped drinking, the whole town was talking about it."
I was slightly surprised "I'm gad, now my parents have no need to kick me off the island again."
I had told Yuki to keep it a secret that I was coming back. I wanted to surprise everyone, especially Gill. We had a slight rough relationship, but now that I'm back, hopefully we can act like an actual couple. Finally we pulled into the dock and my mouth almost dropped. Yuki was waiting at the dock...but Kathy, Kotomi, Lena, Mark, Roomi, Chihaya, Vivi and Luke were there.
"I'm going to kill Yuki." I mumbled.
I jumped off the boat and got crowded by them.
"Hikari!" Kathy gave me a huge bear hug "We missed you sooo much. Oh, your hair looks so different."
Through out the cruise I never got a chance to cut my hair, no it was long, it was a few inches past shoulder length.
"Oh, is it okay. I never got a chance to cut it-"
"It's fine, but you have to fill us in on everything you saw."
"Hikari!" I got slammed by someone. I turned around and saw Chloe.
"Oh geez, you got bigger Chloe."
Her grin grew "Thanks. Soon I'll be as tall as you!"
"Oh, I got presents for everyone." I gave Kathy a new cocktail recipe, Lena a new saddle, I gave Luke a grip for his ax, I gave Kotomi some special wool, Mark some new farming tools, Chihaya a new book of recipes, Roomi a new hair clip, Vivi got a special magic charm in the shape of the moon, and Yuki a pack of a special kind of coffee seeds.
"I hope you guys like your things." I smiled.
"Hikari, these recipes are awesome." Chihaya said in awe "I'll try them right away."
I grinned "Glad you like it."
"What about me?" Chloe jumped up and down.
I smiled "You..." I grabbed her gift "You get an ice cream maker. I know how much you like ice cream."
She grinned even wider and jumped up and down "Thankyouthankyouthankyou!"
"So, how have things been here?" I asked everyone.
Apparently nothing much has changed during the past year and a half...or at least, nothing very interesting. They all said, the island was different because I wasn't there.
"Aw...you guys are sweet." I smiled.
"Hikari!?" I heard a squeal, right away I knew who it was.
"Yes?!" I yelled back at the boat.
"Where is my suitcase?!"
"I told you, it's on your bed?!"
Silence for a few moments "Oh! Thanks! I'll be right out!"
Everyone stared at me for a few moments with a 'who is that on the boat?' look.
I giggled "I kinda brought a friend along." I turned to the boat "Chelsea! Get out here and say hello please!"
"Hold on Hold on!"
Then a few seconds after, she came running down the ship, tripped, and landed flat on her face.
She jumped back up "Ow ow ow ow ow ow! Am I bleeding?"
I sighed "Nope, you're good."
She sighed in relief then noticed everyone watching her "Oh, I'm sorry. My name is Chelsea Monoke, please to meet you all. Hikari has told me much about you guys."
She bowed slightly, I smiled "I met Chelsea while we were on the cruise. She was my roommate and one of my class mates. She wanted to come here to see what the island was like."
"So...she is going to stay here?" Luke asked.
"Sssssh!" Kathy snapped "Don't say anything about someone new staying or else--"
"Get out of my way!" Then Mayor Hamilton zoomed through the crowd to face me and Chelsea. I almost broke down laughing because it looked like a bowling ball knocking over the pins.
Chelsea started laughing "Strike!"
"Shut up!" I snapped.
"Ah, hello Hikari, welcome back."
"So who is this?"
"Oh, this is Chelsea--"
"It's nice meeting you Chelsea, it is nice to see new faces around here."
"I will make sure the Inn has room for you till your house is finished."
"You are already going to start to make a house for her?"
"Wow, if I knew this place made houses for visitors I would've came here a long time ago." Chelsea muttered in my ear.
"Mayor, she is just visiting. I don't think she is going to become a permanent resident."
"Well, she needs a nice looking house to impress the guys." Then I remembered what he was doing, this brought back to many Deja Vu.
"Mayor, Gill did tell you that we are dating."
He then looked shocked "Seriously!? For how long?!"
"Um...since the Christmas festival I was at a year and a half ago."
He then slumped down in disappointment "That kid never tells me anything anymore." He muttered "What happened to that little kid who used to tell me about his days of school...wait...that didn't even happen either. He is no child of mine...or apparently there was another side of my wife that I was never told about..." He walked away, mumbling on. I smiled slightly, then looked at Chelsea.
"Does that mean I don't get a free house."
"Oh, I'm sure you will." I patted her head.
Chelsea and I became best buds throughout the trip. She was from a place called Mineral Town. She had long brown hair, blue eyes, and always seemed to wear a bandanna, like Luke, on her head. She was funny, nice, but sadly she was clumsy. While we were on the cruise she almost drowned in the pool because she jumped in wrong.
"Chihaya, do you mind showing Chelsea to the inn?"
"Sure! No prob." He smiled at me then lead her to the inn. The others decided to leave me with Yuki for privacy.
I turned to Yuki "So...how have you been?"
"I'm good thanks." We were quiet again
"Am I going to have to ask?" I finally said.
He sighed and chuckled slightly "Well, yeah I guess."
"Are you sober?" I grinned waiting for his answer.
"You know what? I haven't touched or even looked at an alcoholic beverage in nine months."
I stared at him "Seriously?"
He grinned "Yep! Just ask Gill."
"Okay, but if he say you have I'm going to beat you up worse than the girls did that one time."
He turned pale "Hopefully Gill will tell the truth. I hope he doesn't say I have just so you can kill me."
I giggled "We will see."
He smiled "Oh, I think it's about time you see him again."
I smiled "Yeah."
He helped me grab my things and he lead me to Town Hall, where after what seemed like forever, I would finally see him again.
I wanted to add more, but the GillxHikari part would be much better in their own chapter :)!!! Please comment and leave me ideas for new chapters! I'm also coming up with a Harvest Squadron Sprite Rangers GillxHikari fanfic. I love that show and I think the two of them would be hilarious in a fanfic like that, so expect it to show up soon ;)!!!