Kanade- Chapter 2

The girl was nice to me. She took me out to dinner, and I ordered my favorite food. She didn't seem to mind, even if I ordered the most expensive thing on the menu. Ririka was someone who I could probably count on, now. A good friend. It made me very happy. Her Japanese is a little hard to understand, but we could do it. She seemed to have just come from America. But I didn't want to ask too much about her. I wanted her to tell me everything. Unlike myself. I clung to her like I was a little sister, and she was my big sister. I was shy and different from her. She had blonde hair, that went down to her shoulders, so it was moderately short. Her eyes were a bright purple. They captured your eyes, and stuck you into a never-ending gaze into her eyes. They had some kind of pain in them, but I was unable to detect it.

For some reason, I was always weak, and I couldn't protect myself. I found myself liking Ririka even more and more when we hung out. I wasn't sure why, though….

"Where are we going today?" I asked Ririka. I had started to talk to her more, and be less shy. Today, we were roaming around town. Black Crows swarmed around us, but we didn't seem to take notice.

"You'll see." She smiled brightly, and I clung onto her arm. We walked for a very long time until we came to a little bridge that crossed a creek. I went down the little stream and took off my shoes. Ririka did the same. We waded into the water slowly, and fish started to nibble on our toes.

"Have you been here before?" Asked Ririka. Honestly, I had been here almost every day of my life, but I decided not to let her down and tell her that it was my first time.

"You seem a lot different, and more pale than other people. Do you have an illness of any type?" Ririka asked, staring into my eyes, and then her eyes roamed all around me. I blushed deeply, thinking that she was checking me out.

The wind blew long and hard, the tall grasses moved in the wind with my dress, in rhythm. I bent down closer to the water, and swirled the tip of my finger in it, thinking about how I should reply to this question. Ririka only stared at me, waiting patiently. She knew something was wrong.

"I've always had a weak body. My hair is silver, and my eyes are different colors. A lot of people don't like me, and I don't have many friends because of this. I'm strange. Different. I'm not sure if I have a type of illness, but I'm bound to come up with one." I said to her. Someone like me isn't supposed to be born into this world.

"I'm a little different, too." She said, bending down next to me. "But if you want to know, you have to find it out for yourself. I'm not the kind of person that gives up easily."

She smiled, teasingly, and I looked up at her with a flushed face, hitting her shoulder.

"You're so mean! After I just tell you what's wrong with me." I stood up and kicked water at her. Ririka giggled, stood up, and did the same. We both splashed water at each other and played games until twilight came.

Looking up at the pale pink, and yellow sky, I realized what it was like to have a friend. I wasn't sure if this was what friends always did, but it was a new experience for me. I hadn't had a real friend since I was young…

Ririka took me to my home, where I lived basically alone, except for an aunt that does nothing but sit around and drink. She was caring, though. It was nice to have someone in the house rather than live alone…