Disclaimer: Nope. I don't own Tenchi Muyo.

A/N: This is my first time writing a fanfic so please be nice and review so that I will know if it's good or not. I know this first chapter is kind of short, but I guarantee that the next chapters will be longer... if I get enough reviews. Hope you enjoy! ^_^

Sayonara Tenchi

1^st Chapter

"Ryo-oki! Ryo-oki!" Sesami called.

She looked everywhere for her. Ryo-oki had been gone all day. Sesami decided to check the shed.

"Ryo-oki, are you in here?"

She ran over to a barrel of carrots. No Ryo-oki. She scanned the shed one more time before she turned to leave, until she heard a sound. It was coming from an empty barrel.

"Ryo-oki?"

Sesami walked a little closer to the barrel, and peeked in. Suddenly, before Sesami could utter a word, she was snatched up and pulled into the barrel. All was silent, until Ryo-oki popped out of the barrel of carrots. She saw everything through a knothole in the barrel. Cautiously, she went up to the barrel and looked in. It was empty.

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Tenchi was sweeping the front steps of the temple. It was a nice, warm day and all he wanted was peace and quiet, but he knew he wasn't going to get it.

"Tenchi! Tenchi, dear!" Ryoko called. "Oh! There you are."

As Ryoko came toward him she pretended to trip and toppled into his arms.

"Uh...Ryoko," Tenchi stuttered, struggling to hold her weight.

"I hurt my ankle yesterday," Ryoko said, angelically. "You know... when Aeka and I had that fight. It's still a little sore."

"What do you want me to do about it?" Tenchi asked.

"You were so mad at us, yesterday," Ryoko said, tracing her finger along Tenchi's jaw. "I was hoping that I could do something to make it up to you."

She put her lips closer to Tenchi's.

"Ugh! Ryoko!!" Tenchi cried, pushing her away. "Now stop that!"

"Aw, Tenchi. Is that any way to treat a lady?"

Tenchi sighed.

"Just leave me alone," he said through clenched teeth. "I'm tired of you and Aeka always pestering me."

"But... Tenchi!"

"Just go away!"

She didn't know what it was in his voice, but it seemed that Tenchi meant it. It struck her like a wrong note. She watched as Tenchi stormed down the temple steps. She lowered her eyes as they began to fill with salt water.

"Is that true, Tenchi?" Ryoko asked softly. "Do you want me to go?"

She had never felt so... heartbroken. Slowly, she disappeared.

So how do you like it? I made a few changes as I was typing so I hope they were the right ones. Please review. Thanx.

*Matsuri*