Hey, all you story lovers! The name's Mike, as you can tell, and I'm gonna be starting my own Shuffle! fanfic! Honestly, I kinda got my ideas from a lot of people, like my awesome bro ThomasZiey3000, my other bro , and a new person whose story crept me out a first, but is now another one of my favorties. His name is KingKong777. And he better update, if he knows what's good for him. (;

And also, I'm on writer's block at the moment for Happy Days and Different Days, so those are on hold for now. And as for my other bro total dramas, I will read your story when I get the time. And besides, be grateful I'm putting you in Happy Days, foo'!

And I'm not using plagiarism, but I am gonna adapt Matthew's and Cam's ways of talking with Kaede, but with my own website that I usually go on.

Well, shall we begin? Thought so.

Chapter 1: Meeting in Person

My name: Michael Quinones. Age: about 15. Weight: about 210 to 220. That's all you might need to know about me. But just to let you know a little more, I'm a charismatic, honest, and loyal person. I'd never betray you, and I'm kinda a shy and smooth guy. Weird mix, huh? I guess you could say that I'm not one of those kids that never shut up or just want attention. I'm just me, nothing more, nothing less. And I also live in New York, which is alright.

As of right now, though, I have taken a certain girl into notice. She's a cute, shy girl that is just full of all these happy emotions. Sure, she has her bad, but who could blame her? You might think this is weird, but it's actually Kaede Fuyou, the main female character in Shuffle! She is just everything that has good in it.

We met on a website that I go on and talk with friends on. This website is called Mibba. I was surprised to see a user with her name, information, ect. I thought it was a joke, until we started talking. She told me EVERYTHING about her life, and what's been going on in her life. We've been talking for about 5 months already, and I feel like we've known each other for a long time. And we also have similarities.

One, for starters, is that our mothers are both deceased. But for her, she was fully aware of what happened. I was only 3 when my mom died of a heart attack, so I don't really remember much about her. We also like to read and write. Maybe one day we can write together.

Another thing is that we both can never hate anyone. She's just so kind-hearted and sweet, like an angel. Her voice also contributes to her angelic description. As soon as we started talking on the phone, her voice just sent a rush through my body, and it warmed my heart.

On this day though, my dad and I got into another argument. It was about how I can never keep my room clean, I'm dirty, ect. It didn't matter, until he mentioned our mom.

"I bet if ya mom was still alive, you wouldn't be the way you are today!" he yelled with nothing but anger in his voice. This ticked me off, and I just exploded.

"Well, I wish she was alive instead of you! You always treat me like crap cause I'm the younger one! I wanna just get out of this hellhole!" I ran to my room and closed the door shut, but couldn't lock it due to me not having a lock on it.

I just groaned and turned my computer on, logging on to Mibba. I then clicked on chat just to see if Kaede was online. Thankfully, she was.

I clicked her name and put it on private chat. 'Hey, Kaede-chan.' I greeted her with little emotion.

'Hello, Michael-kun. How are you?' she answered back with a sad face ending the sentence. This caught my attention.

'What's the matter? You're not usually this sad.'

'Rin-kun left yesterday. I feel lonely without him here.' she replied, now giving me a crying face.

'Would it be alright if I call?' I asked, needing someone to talk to. And she was the one to do that.

'Okay.' I then took out my phone and dialed her number, pressing 'TALK' and putting the phone near my ear. After about 4 rings, I heard a small "Hi."

"Hey, Kaede-chan. I'm sorry to hear about Rin leaving. It must have hurt a lot." I said, trying to comfort her as much as I can.

"It's not your fault. And I respect his wishes. I just wish he were here." I then heard a little sobbing coming from the other line. I just sighed, since I didn't know how to comfort her.

"Well, my dad just yelled at me and brought up my mom. I wanna leave this damned place!" I yelled loud enough so he could hear. I think he got the message by banging on my door.

"W-well, would you like to m-move in with me?" she shakily said, catching me off-guard. Wait, she wanted me to move over there? What the heck?

"Really? You'd let me move with you? But wouldn't it be weird, considering we've only each other for half-a-year?" I pondered to myself how this will play out, but couldn't think of anything.

"It's okay. I won't mind. But I think you should let your dad know."

"Eh, he won't notice. Alright, I'll take your offer." I can hear a sigh of relief coming from her and felt happy. All my problems just washed away.

"I'm so happy! Thank you, Michael-kun!" she exclaimed with a hell of a lot of joy in her system. Was I really that important?

"I should be thanking you. Now, I'll talk to you later. I'm a get my stuff packed up. Okay?" She said yes and we both hanged up. I was filled with so much excitement in my body. And for some reason, I think my dad heard our little conversation.

After two weeks of packing, and talking to all my friends about it on Facebook, I was about to board the plane to Japan, one of my favorite countries. All my friends and family were there when I was about to leave. Even my ex-girlfriend.

After saying my goodbyes to everyone and especially my family, I boarded the plane, and was on my way to Kaede's house. I was still filled with joy because I get to meet the one girl that I've liked for a while. Sure, we haven't met in person before, but it'll be awesome to know that.

A good 5 or 6 hours passed, and I boarded off the plane. I didn't know Japanese, so it was hard for me to read or understand it. I didn't know where to go, so the only option left was to call Kaede.

"Hello?" I heard her answer.

"Hey Kaede. I'm at the airport, and I honestly can't speak Japanese, so is there a way that you can pick me up?" I asked her. I then felt a tap on my shoulder, making me turn around. What I saw surprised me.

The person standing in front of me was none other than Kaede Fuyou herself, giving me her bright smile. I has to blush due to her beauty. She had beautiful blue eyes, smooth orange hair with a red ribbon in it, and was wearing a pick sweater with a pink skirt and black leggings. I think I'm in love...

"Hello, Michael-kun." She greeted me, thus widening her smile. I was just in awe at her.

"H-h-how'd you know it was me?" I stuttered, still finding it surprising for her to find me that easy.

"I can recognize your gray hair and the way you look." Was that a compliment or an insult?

"Wow. You're just awesome. Oh yeah!" Almost forgetting my manners, I bowed at a 90 degree angle. She just giggled.

"You don't need to do that. Now, are we just gonna stand here? We have a taxi waiting for us outside." she said.

"What are we waiting for? Let's go!" I grabbed her by her hand, making both of us blush, and ran outside to where our taxi was.

When we got there, another figure was sitting in the car. She had lavender-colored hair and look kinda emotionless. She also had indigo-looking eyes.

"Michael, I'd like to introduce you to Primula. Rimu, this is Michael Quinones, the boy I've been telling you about." she told her. Primula just held her hand out.

"Hello." she plainly said. I just smiled and took her hand, shaking it gently.

"It's nice to make your acquaintance, Primula-chan." I greeted with that same smile on my face.

I opened the door for Kaede, showing her my kindness. She blushed a little and smiled.

"Thank you." she muttered as she walked in. I sat right next to her and closed the door. I blushed deeply and just looked at her. She was just a being of pure beauty. No words can describe just how perfect she looked. She sun shined through the taxi, and it shined on her perfect, smooth skin, making it glow.

What I didn't realize was that she laid her head on my shoulder. When I did, I just smiled and let her do as she pleased.

When we got to the house, I once again opened the door for her and Primula, closing it behind them. I then went to get my luggage from the trunk. It was only about 3 or 4 suitcases. No biggy for me.

What caught my attention was the two houses that sat next to hers. Kaede's house looked like a modern Japanese house would, while the other two looked as if they were rich as hell.

"Kaede-chan, who lives in these houses?" I asked her.

"The one on the right belongs to the king of the Gods, Eustoma, and his daughter Sia, who is the princess of the God realm. The one on the left belongs to the king of the Demons, Forbesii, and his daughter Nerine, who is the princess of the Demon realm." she explained, answering my question.

"Wait, there's gods and demons here?" I asked in surprise. I never thought I'd see the day.

"Yup. Our town is the only one that's integrated with them." she replied. We then walked into the house. (Well, I kinda forgot how the inside looked, and you guys probably know how it looks like.)

"Your house looks amazing, Kaede-chan." I complimented, causing a blush to appear on her beautiful face.

"Thank you." she then motioned for me to follow her. I did what I was told, and followed her up the stairs. We then reached a door.

"This can be your room for as long as you're here." she told me with that bright smile to come back.

"Was this Rin's old room, Kaede-chan?" I asked out of interest, which might have been a bad idea. When I went to look at her, her head was looking down at the floor, and her hair was covering her eyes.

She just nodded and looked up with a small smile. "I hope you enjoy your stay!"

"Trust me, you know I will." she just giggled and went downstairs. I then opened the door, looking at my new room. Nothing out of the ordinary. Just gotta fill it up.

It took about 2 hours before I had most of my stuff organized neatly. I had all my games on one shelf, all my books on another, and all my movies on the last one. Lucky for me, there was a table for me to put my computer on. So, I'm good with that. And since the house has a wireless connection, I was able to use my online for my PlayStation 3.

I then heard a knock on my door. "Come in!" I called. Kaede then walked in with her signature smile, as usual.

"I was just checking up on you. Is everything alright?" she asked me. I just nodded. "That's good. There's dinner downstairs, if you'd like some."

"Like? I'd LOVE to taste your cooking!" I loudly said with happiness in my voice. She blushed a deeper red and smiled. She then left my room.

I organized the rest of my stuff and put on some new clothes, then went downstairs. I'm wearing my blue dress shirt, a pair of skinnies with two holes in them, and my black and blue Jordans.

I then saw Kaede and Primula look up at me and smile. I really felt welcomed here, as if I was called by God to come here.

I then sat on the spot across from Kaede and on the side of Primula. She handed me a plate that had different kinds of food in it. It had rice, miso soup, some fish dumplings(I hate fish, but I'll eat it anyway), and a little dose of curry. My favorite!

We all then clasped our hands and said "Itadakimatsu!" before we started eating. But there was a small problem: I didn't know how to use chopsticks.

"Uh, Kaede-chan? I...really don't know how to use chopsticks." I blurted out.

She still smiled and showed me how to hold them, and to use them when I'm about to eat. Seemed pretty easy. I got the hang of it, and we ate there in silence. I broke it, though.

"Kaede-chan, your cooking's the best! It's so delicious, it's better than the stuff my sisters make at home!" I yelled, obviously in love with her cooking.

She blushed even more. "T-thank you." she stuttered. She then looked up at me and looked into my eyes. I looked in hers as well. I saw some pain and sadness, and I also saw happiness. I want to see all her happiness.

"Um, Kaede-chan, I know this may sound out of line, but do you mind showing me how this Rin guy looks like?" I asked her. She took out her wallet and showed me a picture of Rin and her, with his arm around her shoulders. He looks decent. Wonder what made him not wanna date Kaede.

"This was when he took me out after I recovered from my sickness." she said with a hint of sadness in her tone.

"Well, that was nice of him. I bet he's a cool guy."

"He is a cool guy." Primula replied, still showing no emotions on her face whatsoever.

"Ah. So, are you her little sister?" I asked her. She nodded in response.

"To an extent. I took her in after Rin found her. She's been living with us ever since." Kaede explained, making sense.

"Awesome! So, how's about I clean the dishes for you guys? I still wanna show my gratitude for you letting me move in, Kaede-chan." I offered, still warm inside knowing that Kaede cares about me.

"Are you sure you can do it yourself?" she asked.

"I'm fine. Don't worry."

"Okay then." she said in a cheery way as her and Primula went to the family room. There wasn't that much dishes to clean, so I did it in no time. Soon after, I felt a bit tired and went to my new room to crash.

As soon as I was about to close my eyes, a knock came to my door. I groaned and got up, walking to it and opening it, revealing Kaede.

"Hey, Kaede-chan. What's up?" I casually asked.

What she did next just surprised me. She just gave me a hug and layed her head in my chest. I smiled and held her close to me.

"Thank you for coming here. Now, I don't feel lonely." she said with a bit of shakiness in her voice.

"I'm the that should be thanking you for even letting me stay here. If it wasn't for you, I would have never seen what a true angel looked like." she just blushed mad hard and looked away.

We then separated after a good 3 minutes or so. "I guess I'll see you in the morning then?"

"Hai." she said.

"Well, goodnight. And, once again, thank you very much for letting me stay here." I told her with sincerity in my voice. I meant every word I said.

"What are friends for, right? And goodnight." She then gave me a small kiss on the cheek and walked away to her room. I was just speechless and blushing at what happened. Did she just kiss my cheek? Awesome!

With all that energy, I went back in my room and started going on Mibba to talk to all my friends.

"No way! You're with Kaede Fuyou? Dude, you're freaking lucky!" my friend The Doctor told me.

"I hope you're happy there, and have a fun time!" my other friend Moonlight_1341 said.

"Trust me, I know I will. And I'm happy for even knowing her." With that said, and talking to a few more friends, I shut off my computer and laid in my bed.

Today's been an awesome day. I can't wait for tomorrow though. I thought as I closed my eyes and went to sleep.

The next morning, I awoke to an alarm clock. As I was about to shut it off, I sensed a hand and the sound disappeared. I looked up to see that it was Kaede that shut off the alarm for me.

"Good morning, Michael-kun." she greeted. I just rubbed my eyes and looked at the time. 4:30! Holy crap, it's mad early!

"Morning, Kaede-chan. Why are you up so early?" I asked with curiosity. She just smiled still.

"I always get up at this time." she answered, shocking me. Always? Damn.

"Well, don't stress yourself, okay? I don't want you crashing later on in the day." I told her.

"Don't worry about me. I'll be fine. Anyways, there's some warm breakfast waiting for you downstairs." she said. She then turned around and walked out of my room.

"Kaede-chan, you are truly one amazing girl." I muttered to myself as I got up and went to pick out clothes for me to wear. I then put on a red shirt, black pants, and a pair of socks and went downstairs. When I came down, Kaede was finished preparing breakfast for us.

"Breakfast is ready." she said as she put our breakfast on the table.

"Arigatou." I thanked her and took my spot across her and picked up my chopsticks.

"Itadakimatsu!" we called and then ate breakfast. Holy crap, I think I'm in heaven! I mentally said as I ate the food at a faster pace.

Kaede just giggled. "Slow down, I don't want you to choke."

By the time she said that, I was already done with my food. "Done!" I called and showed her my plate, laughing.

"What do you think? Did you like it?" she asked with a blush on her face.

"Liked it? I LOVED it! I swear, your food is the best!" Her blush then deepened and she smiled.

"I'm glad you liked it." she happily said. I then took my plate to the sink and cleaned it, making sure to dry it off and putting it away.

I then looked at what Kaede was wearing. She wore a shirt with brown and white colors with a bow on the neck part and a white skirt. I was amazed at what she was wearing.

"You look pretty, Kaede-chan." I told her, causing a blush to form again. She then looked away to hide the blush, but I can tell she was.

"A-arigatou." she stuttered, giving me a big smile.

"So, you going to school today?" I asked, cleaning the dishes that were in the sink so she wouldn't have to do it.

"Yeah. Are you gonna be okay here by yourself?" she asked with concern, but I simply nodded.

"Yeah, don't worry. I'm just gonna put the rest of my stuff away, then chill for a while until you get back." I informed her.

"Alright. Rimu, let's go!" she called, and then Primula walked down the stairs with the almost same uniform.

"Okay." she plainly said. She then got her bag and put her shoes on.

As soon as Kaede opened the door, a girl with ruby-colored hair and short pointy ears and a girl with indigo-colored hair with longer pointy ears were outside the door.

"Morning, Kaede!" The red-head yelled cheerfully.

"Good morning, Kaede." the other one greeted with a hint of shyness in her voice. Oh yes, I can hear it.

"Good morning, everyone!" Kaede greeted back. She then turned around and saw me looking at the two girls with a look of confusion.

"Hey, who's that guy? Never seen him before." the red-head stated.

I stepped forward so that they can both see me. "Allow me to indroduce myself. My name's Michael Quinones. It's an honor to make your acquaintance." I greeted with manners and then bowed to show it.

"It's nice to meet you! My name's Lisianthus, but everyone calls me Sia! I'm the princess of the God realm." the red-haired girl made my head jerk up at this and made my eyes widen. SHE's the princess! Holy crap!

"And my name's Nerine. It's nice to meet you too. I'm the princess of the Demon realm." the purple-haired one said, making my face turn into one that showed disbelief. Oh my god, I never thought they'd look this beautiful!

Kaede saw my face and looked worried. "Michael-kun, are you okay? You look a bit pale." She walked over to me and out her hand on my forehead, causing me to blush a deep shade of red.

"I-I'm fine! Don't worry. I'm just in awe and surprise. It's an honor to be in your presence, princesses!" I exclaimed, bowing my head even more.

Sia just giggled at this sight. "You don't have to do all that. Besides, I wish that you can treat us the same way you treat everyone else." she said.

"I agree. We don't really like being seen as such." Nerine added.

"You got it! So, all four of ya go to the same school?" I asked then out of curiosity.

"Yeah. We're all seniors except for Primula. She's starting her first year." Kaede explained.

"Ah, I see. And seeing as how I'm gonna have to enroll there, I might as well try to learn some Japanese and get my stuff together." I said.

"What grade are you in, Michael-san?" Sia asked me.

"Well, I'm gonna start 10th grade this fall." I replied, giving them looks of shock.

"You're only in 9th grade? You look like you're in 12th!" Sia exclaimed. I just laughed a little and nodded.

"Doesn't everyone think that. Anyways, aren't you guys supposed to head there already?" I asked them, pointing at the time.

"You're right! We need to hurry!"

"Kaede-chan, you're gonna leave that bento box for me or is that for you?" I asked her as she turned around.

"Oh, I almost forgot!" She ran to get her bento and then came back to the front. "Thank you for reminding me. I'll see you when I get back, okay?"

"You know it!" I responded and clenched my fist with a smile on my face. She giggled and she was off to school.

Now, off to do stuff! I told myself mentally and ran up to my room, about to start unpacking everything else.

After about at least an hour of getting the room the way I wanted, I turned on my computer and checked my email, then to download more songs onto my iPod.

When I finished downloading about 15 songs, I turned my computer off and then laid on my bed, looking up at the ceiling. I closed my eyes and then drifted to sleep.

I then opened my eyes, only to find myself in nothing but black. I looked at my surroundings, but I only saw black.

"What the hell's going on?" I said to myself. Suddenly, a bright light consume me, and I then saw myself looking at kid Kaede. It was raining hard outside, and she glared at me. I looked at myself, and realized I looked nothing like me. I was another kid that I couldn't recall.

"I hate you." she muttered with anger in her voice. I was wondering why she said that.

"Kaede-" the person I was said, but was cut off my Kaede.

"I hate you! Just DIE!" she yelled, thunder roaring in the skies loudly when she said that.

"Aaaarrrrrggghh!" I yelled and then awoken to find myself in my bed, sweat drenching the whole thing. Was that a dream or something? I thought as I got up from the bed and walked slowly to the bathroom.

I washed my face with cold water and then looked at myself in the mirror. I don't like the way I look, honestly. I had short black hair with white in it as well, I had sideburns and a small beard growing, and I was chubby. Not a pretty sight, in my opinion. I just wish it could go away, and I can look normal.

When I was done, I left the bathroom and went to go take another nap, but on the couch in the family room. Since my bed was covered in sweat, I just decided to chill out here. I closed my eyes and went back to my new nap.

By the time I woke up again, I smelled something delicious. Getting up, I walked to the kitchen to see Kaede there making some lunch.

She noticed me standing there and smiled. "Hello, sleepyhead." she said with a giggle. I couldn't help but giggle a bit too.

"Hey. I didn't hear you come in." I mumbled, seeing as how I just woke up.

"I just came in. How was your day?" she said, still cooking whatever awesome food it was.

"Well, I finished unpacking my stuff, and then I decided to take a nap." I replied, making sure to leave out my nightmare of her.

"Alright. I'm making dinner right now, so relax for now. Okay?" Her smile was just so beautiful, it glowed with the light of the Sun.

"Alright. Kaede, did you know that you're so beautiful?" She instantly blushed deeply and turned away. I couldn't help but smile at her reaction.

"A-arigatou." she stuttered, going back to making dinner. Honestly, that reaction was so adorable. I think I've got a crush on her. Knowing her made me happy as hell, but being in the same house with her just made me feel like the luckiest guy to ever live.

After a good hour, she was done cooking. But we decided to wait, seeing as how it was still early. We were sitting in the family room, side-by-side, silently. We didn't know what to talk about. I decided to break the silence.

"So, was school fun?" I randomly asked her.

"Yeah. I had a good time." she replied. Silence again. Okay, this has to stop.

"Kaede-chan, can I ask you something?" I asked.

"Sure. What is it?"

"Well, I was wondering if you can show me around town. I'd like to know how the town looks and stuff." I said with a light blush.

"Of course I would. That'd be great." she answered with her signature smile on. I lit up like a light bulb with so much happiness.

"Thank you so much, Kaede-chan!"

"No problem. So, would you like your food now?" she asked, getting up from her spot and heading for the door.

"Of course! I'd love to taste your awesome food!" She simply blushed and walked out. Now, I was thinking of the tour with her. Could it be a date? Nah. Besides, she might like Rin still. But me going in the city with her...it's like a dream come true.

"Michael-kun, dinner's ready!" Kaede's angelic voice broke me out of my thoughts.

"Coming!" I called back and went to the kitchen. When I got there, Kaede and Primula were already sitting at the table. I then took my spot and joined them.

"Itadakimatsu!" we all yelled and then picked up our chopsticks and ate.

After that awesome meal, I decided to clean up the dishes again. It's the least I could do. As I was washing, I saw Kaede come up to me.

"Oh, hey Kaede-chan. What's up?" I asked.

"Do you need any help with the dishes?" she asked me, but I shook my head.

"I got this. You just relax. Besides, you were up since 4:30. I don't want you working yourself too hard." I assured her, then finished up the dishes.

"Alright. Would you like to join me?" she blushed deeply and shaked when asking that.

"Of course I'd join you." I replied, then walked with her to the living room and we both sat on one couch. When we sat down, she laid her head on my shoulder, obviously tired from a long day. I just smiled and stared at her beautiful face. She looked so precious when she was sleeping.

When I checked the time, it was 9:30. I gently tapped her shoulder so she can wake up. It did the trick. "Kaede-chan, if you're tired, I'll take you to your room okay?"

"Okay." she muttered, still a bit tired. I then carried her, bridal-style, to her room. She blushed so hard, she was redder than a tomato. I opened her door, then laid her gently on her bed.

"A-arigatou for bringing me to bed." she said while shaking and blushing still.

"No problem. I'll see you in the morning, okay?" I told her.

"Okay. Goodnight, Michael-kun."

"Goodnight, Kaede-chan." I couldn't help but give her a small kiss on her cheek before I left her room. As I was walking to my room, I stopped and touched my lips. Her cheek's so smooth, I thought as I smiled wide and went inside my room.

After listening to my iPod for a while and checking my computer, I went to sleep. Honestly, I never thought I'd feel this happy being with Kaede(not in the dating way). This is the best thing that's ever happened to me. I never want it to end.

And I also realized I've gotten attracted to her. To me, everything about her is perfect. I've never met someone as perfect as her. My feelings for her have grown exponentially. I don't just like her.

But would it be too soon to say I'm in love with her? We'll just have to see.

So, what do ya think? Pretty decent for a start, eh? I hope so!

And I'm gonna try to update this story faster. I don't wanna leave it alone like I did with my other stories. I hope this becomes as good as Different Days.

Well, that's it for now. Until next time!