This is a missing scene from my "Slow Process to Redemption" fic. In this scene, Naru and Nephrite meet face to face for the first time.
As Naru prepared to make her final move in the tennis tournament, she glanced briefly at Nephrite. She had wanted to meet him ever since she saw him at the record store a month ago, but was too shy to do so. She vowed not to chicken out this time, and to meet him after the tennis tournament was over. Maybe she could start going steady with him. She proceeded to fantasize about what a date with him would be like. Dancing, stargazing, sharing a kiss, Nephrite asking her to marry him...
Naru forced herself to get a grip on reality. She quickly pulled herself together, and made her final move as the ball girl.
After the other tournament participants left, Naru walked up to Nephrite.
"Hey there. I'm Naru Osaka. Are you Masato Sanjouin?" she asked Nephrite.
Nephrite glanced at the teen in front of him. His first impression? Definitely a sweetheart. So far, she was the friendliest human he'd ever come across. And he couldn't help but notice how attractive this girl was. Still, though, he felt a bit awkward. He was an evil Dark Kingdom general, and he didn't know whether to reveal his true colors or to return the friendliness shown to him. Since he was not on a Dark Kingdom mission at the moment, he decided to do the latter.
"That I am," replied Nephrite, smiling. He gave Naru a firm handshake. Naru eagerly returned the handshake. That simple maneuver sent a shiver through her. She gave him a shy smile.
Nephrite flattered the red head, telling her that she was the most beautiful woman in the world. She blushed at the compliment.
"You're so beautiful," she told Nephrite. She ran her fingers through his long silky chestnut brown tresses. She couldn't help herself; ever since she laid eyes on him, she had fallen in love with his hair, and often fantasized about running her fingers through it.
Nephrite smiled at this, and let his hand brush against hers.
"I'll be leaving now," said Nephrite after awhile.
"All right. Hope to get to know you better," said Naru.
"Same here. Take care," said Nephrite.
Naru waved goodbye, and left the tennis court, feeling very happy. Her big crush was turning into LOVE.
'Hmph!' thought Nephrite. He got in his car and drove away.