Angel Beats!
Untouched

Note: This is an Angel Beats! Fanfic talking about what happens AFTER the finale, when Otonashi wakes up back in the real world, and, well, read to find out! XD So... Yeah... Read, Enjoy, and Review! :D

Note for the Note: Yes, this will be Otonashi x Kanade, but not immediately... That just ruins it. ;I

Chapter One – Second Awakening

I fell to my knees, my tears starting to stream down my face, and my hands reaching forward for the girl who had been in my arms merely a second before. I stared forward in disbelief, not ready for her to be gone yet. I braced myself, huddling up slightly, and gripping my shoulders.

Then, I looked up at the sky, seeing the sunlight starting to fade along with my vision, as I yelled as loud as I could, "KANADE!" …. …. And the visions of everybody I had met in the After-Life...The memories I had gained there...The Tears...The Laughter... The Happiness...

Disappeared... "Just how I got here, waking up in an unfamiliar place... So I shall leave..." I muttered softly as the light enveloped me...


When I woke up, I could see a faint light begin to come from the wall nearby. Hunger and thirst washed over me, and I couldn't move my body. All I could do was watch as the light got bigger and bigger, until it consumed the wall of dirt and rocks, and the figures of a few people emerged.

"There they are! Quick! Get them out of there!" I could hear a rough voice say, and, before I knew it, I was being dragged from the darkness, and out into the bright sunlight outside. Somebody knelt over my body, looking down at my face. "Hey!" he shouted at me, examining my body. "Are you alive?"

I was able to produce a nod, and the man signaled over to two paramedics who came over to me, picking me up and putting me onto a stretcher, then hauling me over to an ambulance, followed by another person who was set beside me. As the doors to the ambulance closed, I looked to my left to see who was beside me...

"Igarashi..." I said softly, and somebody turned my head back to where I was looking up, and began to shine a light in my eyes. After a few moments, a voice said, "This one is suffering from extreme exhaustion... But he'll be alright, let's get him some fluids, and..." the voice began to trail off as my eyes began to close...

I woke up suddenly, sitting up and looking around, confused as to where I was. After a few moments of recollection, I could remember everything... The tunnel collapsing... The train crashing... All of the people I had helped. Sighing, I laid back down, the sunlight from the window behind me pouring into the room, filling it with light.

The door to the room opened slowly, and I sat up once more, watching as a doctor walked inside, closing the door behind him. "Yuzuru Otonashi?" the doctor said, and I nodded. He came over and pulled up a chair beside the bed, sitting down. "My name is Dr. Yurino. How are you feeling at the moment?" he asked, and I shrugged. "Better than before..." I said, realizing how plain it sounded afterward.

Dr. Yurino nodded, and flipped through his clipboard, reading a few things. "Hey," I began to ask, and he looked up at me, "How is everybody else?" Dr. Yurino looked at me for a few moments until he set the clipboard down and stood, walking over to the window and looking outside. "You're really brave, you know that?" he said, not answering my question. I nodded.

Suddenly, he looked down at me, a grin on his face, "Thanks to you, everybody made it out fine...Except for one man, whom had died from blood-loss and exhaustion..." he said, the grin fading. "But you did all that you could... Saving that many people, you should be proud of yourself." Dr. Yurino told me, setting a hand on my shoulder.

I could feel my heart begin to beat hard, and I clutched my chest. Dr. Yurino suddenly bent down and asked, "Are you alright?" I nodded, and Dr. Yurino forced me to lay me down, saying, "You should get some more rest... Your body still isn't back to itself yet." He then picked up his clipboard and left the room, closing the door softly behind him.

Before I knew it, I was back to sleep...


One Month Later...

I had been out of the hospital for a week, and I had gotten to meet those I had helped in the tunnel, and some of their families... All of those whom I had saved... Those who I was able to give a purpose... Why does it sound so familiar to me? Giving people a purpose...

My heart began to beat hard as it had when I had awoken in the hospital. I clutched my chest for a few moments before it subsided. When I looked up, I could see a boy about my age walking past, pushing a girl in a wheelchair, whom had long, pink hair. As he passed, he looked over at me and gave me a polite smile, and I returned it, feeling something familiar about it...

But I shrugged it off, and began to walk towards a nearby hotel, where I was going to stay for a while until I could truly get back up on my feet and go back to my goal of becoming a doctor. Once at the hotel, I payed for a room, and took the elevator up to the third floor, and made my way to my room. After a few moments, I arrived at it, the left room at the end of the hallway. Looking up at the number above the door, which said '#39', my heart beat hard once more.

Suddenly, the number seemed to change into a sign, which stated, "Principle's Office'. After a few seconds, it changed back to saying '#39', and I looked around me, wondering what had happened. What was that? I thought before unlocking the door and walking in. Once inside, I flipped on the lights, and looked around the room. Not too bad, I thought, throwing my bag down onto the bed and heading over to the window.

Looking outside, I had a pretty good view of a lot of the town I was in. I sat there for a while, gazing down at the people walking by, and the cars driving along the road, and I felt a sort of calm wash over me... However, the door knob to my room began to rustle, and I walked over to it, opening it slightly.

Looking out, I could see a serious-looking guy with brown hair looking at me. "Hey, whats the deal? I was given room #39." he muttered, glaring at me. I opened the door and examined the person standing in front of me. "Well...It must be a mix-up." I told him, and he sighed, walking back down the hall. "Whatever." he said. However, he stopped halfway down the hall, and turned back towards me.

"By the way..." he said, "You look familiar...Who are you exactly?" I tilted my head slightly, and told him, "Yuzuru... Yuzuru Otonashi." He nodded, and looked up in thought for a few moments. He then shook his head and said, "Nevermind then..." before walking off again. "My names Fujimaki." he stated without looking back, as he entered the elevator and descended.

Closing my door, I stood there, thinking for a few moments. Fujimaki...I thought, That name does sound familiar... I walked over to the bed and laid down on it, feeling my chest pound hard for a few moments once again. Setting my hand onto my chest, I could feel something on the edge of my memory...As if I had forgotten something...

As my eyes began to close, and I started to drift to sleep... I unconsciously muttered, "Kanade..."

To Be Continued...

Next Chapter – Remember Me