Disclaimer: I do not own To Love-Ru, it is own by Kentaro Yabuki.
A/N: This is an AU story featuring Yami and Mikan as the main characters. The storyline resembles the manga except with more added YamixMikan scene so expect a lot of yuriness.
A girl with long blond hair and black Gothic style clothes strode through the crowded city. In her arms was a very rare flower that only existed at her home planet. She had explored the dangerous forest of Kurosu just to search for these beautiful crystalline blue flowers. Her red blood eyes looked over through the crowds, looking for any familiar faces but there was none. Giving a sigh of relief she continued her journey farther, and farther away from the crowded city until she reached at the residential areas.
The little girl stopped and gazed around once again, the feeling of nostalgic came to her. How many years had it been since she last visited this place. There were a lot of changes as years pass by. But some of the familiar streets of Sainan City were still the same, for example the path to the cemetery.
The girl smile up at the long stairs leading up the cemetery. The wind breeze passing through her, making her clothes and hair wavered. The edge of her tattered clothes adding to the effect, making her looked like a grim reaper. She silently whispered, "It's been a while…" Then proceed to climb up the stone steps leisurely.
After few minutes, she finally arrived and as she predicted, not a soul was there. She purposely came early in the morning to avoid meeting with any familiar faces. She walked passed the hundred grave stone knowing where destination was, finally she stopped at one of grave. A picture of an old woman placed in the middle of it and in-between was the name of the woman and dates followed by a simple message.
The girl smile lovingly as she knelt down and placed the flowers in front of the grave. Her smile was filled with affectionate and love that one will thing she was looking at her lover, which was true. She gently caressing the picture, her eyes filled with love mixed with solitude.
"Happy anniversary… Mikan."
Our Little Love Story
60 years ago…
Golden Darkness was a name that was well known in the black market extraterrestrial. She was a famous assassin with powerful physical skills and had the ability to transform any parts of her body into weapons. Because of those abilities she never fails in any of her missions. Right now, the well known assassin walked aimlessly around the town called Sainan City. Her black clothes and long blond hair dither at every step she takes.
Few days ago she, Lacospo, the prince of planet Gaama had hired her. The ugly prince seems to be having trouble about his love live and he wanted her to get rid off the person who stole his fiancée. Oddly he didn't want her to kill this person instead, to kill his little sister; Mikan Yuuki. For what purpose she didn't need to know, all she needed to know was who and where this Mikan Yuuki was.
Using her Lunatique, she arrived at the planet known as Earth and landed close to the designated area. She set her ship into space for stand-by just incase something unexpected happens. This was the second time she had been to planet Earth. The first time was because she had a mission to assassinate some alien mafia boss who hid himself in the planet.
Manifesting a pair of white wings behind her back, she flew through the city and landed on top of one of the telephone pole. The assassin gazed at the serene city, her eyes soften slightly. A weapon like her will never fit in such a peaceful town like this, it made her feel out of place. So she needed to end the mission as fast as she could and get out of the planet.
After making sure that no one was nearby, Golden Darkness landed softly on the ground and dispelled her wings. She needed to blend in with the crowds to avoid any suspicious looks. She walked around the city for a bit and stopped at a sudden realization. She forgot to look at the picture of her target. Cursing herself silently she walked over at a bench and took out a small device that looked like a hand phone. Before she switched on the device she heard someone cried for help over the distant. Looking up Golden Darkness saw a girl the same height as her with brown hair, carrying a brown plastic bag being chase by three men. She ignored them and turned on the device.
The sound of heavy footsteps and shouts came closer and closer at each passing seconds, and when Golden Darkness looked up she saw the girl running towards her. Golden Darkness stood up and was about to leave when the girl suddenly trip, her brown plastic bag dropped from her arms. When stunning reflexes, Golden Darkness caught her before she fell down, at the same time she transform her hair into a big hand and caught the brown bag before the content could spill down the ground.
The three young men stopped and sneered down at them.
"Heh, looks like we hit the jackpot guys." One of them who wore a red cap, white vest, baggy jeans and jacket said.
"Wow, she's a beauty alright." Another one said, his head bald and wore a red T-Shirt and blue jeans.
"He, he, I'll take the Blondie." The black messy hair boy said, he wore a white shirt, black jacket and jeans.
Golden Darkness narrowed her eyes. Her first instinct was to slice them but she did not want to attract any unwanted attention, not until she finds Mikan Yuuki. She set the girl aside and gave her the brown plastic bag, careful not to show her transformation ability. She then turned to the boys, her eyes narrowed intensely.
"If you wish to live then leave." She said, her voice devoid of any emotions.
The first boy spoke, "Oh… and what are you going to do if we won't? Spank us?"
The other two laughed loudly. The people passing by walked away quickly as they didn't want to get involved. He then grabbed her shoulder and before he realized it, Yami was behind him as she twisted his left arm behind him. The boy knelt down and cried in pain. Both boys were surprise, the bald one ran forward to grab Golden Darkness from behind. Using the fallen boy's back, she jumped and did a flip back, kicking the bald one over the back of his head. He trip and landed face first at the dirt. The third one did not hesitate to punch her at the face. Golden Darkness tilted her head to the side to avoid the punch and elbow him to the chin, sending him flying at the back.
The guy with the cap gritted his teeth, the pain was still there but she didn't show it. Instead he charge to the girl, his fist clenched tightly. He pulled back his right arm and as soon as he was in range, he let loose his force to strike the girl but to his and everyone surprise, the girl caught it with just a finger.
"Weak…" she muttered before she kicked him over the side of his head.
The bald person took out a chain and hurriedly whipped it towards Golden Darkness. She swiftly avoided the incoming attacks by dodging and jumping. When her opponent's attack began to weaken, she stood motionless. He saw an opportunity and slashed the chain towards her, she caught it as the chain wrapped itself around her arm. He grinned victoriously, thinking he had the advantage but he was sorely mistaken. When he pulled the chain, the girl didn't move. Tried as he might, he couldn't get the girl move an inch. But when the girl pulled it instead, he found himself flying towards her. She then proceeded to elbow his chest, making him coughed for air.
"Ahh!" Golden Darkness turned to look at the boy with messy hair who has his arms wrapped around the girl. A knife was held close to her neck, a small tear ran down her cheek.
"Hmph, don't hide yourself behind a girl you coward." She started walking towards him but soon stopped as she saw a small trail of blood run down the girl's neck.
"I'm not kidding. Don't move." She heard footsteps slowly approaching her from behind. The two fallen men had already recovered and they each grabbed her arms from the back.
"Heh, you'll pay for that brat." Baldy hissed.
The guy with the cap looked down at Golden Darkness expose tights. He slowly reached down and touched it.
"Such a pretty thing."
The guy holding the knife smirked as he looked down at his own hostage. He held his knife close to her neck while his other hand roams underneath her clothes, reaching towards her chest. The girl shrieked but couldn't move, she was too afraid of the knife.
Seeing his guard down as he was enjoying himself, Golden Darkness back flipped, causing her arms to loosen from her captives grasped. She stomped each of them in the face with her black boots and leap forward, making them fall down the ground hard. The guy with the knife did not have time to react as the blond hair girl punched him in the face, breaking his nose in the process while her other hand clutched tightly at the sharp knife and wrenched it away from his grip.
Everything happened so fast that it took them few minutes to sink in.
"Y-You'll pay for this!" the boy who was holding the knife said as her ran, his two friends followed him.
Golden Darkness sighed; she didn't have to use her powers after all. She turned and was about to walk away when a voice called her to wait. Turning back, the girl walked closed to her and bowed respectfully.
"Thank you for saving me!"
Golden Darkness tilted her head to the side, "No worries."
Again she was about to walk away but the girl stopped her, "Wait… your hand." She grabbed Golden Darkness right hand. The girl's hands were warm compared to her cold hands. The blond girl looked down at her own hand and noticed the trail of blood coming from her palm, it was probably from when she grabbed the knife away from the guy.
"Come on, I'll help you." She slowly led Golden Darkness towards the bench she sat earlier. She didn't know why but she felt oblige to follow the girl. As they sat, the girl set her bag aside and held out a white handkerchief. She looked around and found something she was looking for, "Can you wait her for a second? I just need to wet this handkerchief."
Golden Darkness nodded slowly, the girl then took off. She stood up and was about to walk away but something stopped her. Images of the girl's crying face flooded her thoughts. Peering back down at her bloody hand, she clenched it tightly intending to recover it using her nano machine but she was hesitated.
"Why am I… hesitating?"
Frowning, she decided to sat back down and wait for the girl. Few seconds later, she returned with a wet handkerchief. She smiled, "I'm sorry if I take too long."
Golden Darkness opened her mouth to speak but no words came out. So she just sat their in silence as the girl clean her hand and drape the handkerchief neatly around her hand.
"There," she said proudly. "It will heal in a few days."
Golden Darkness nodded. Looking down at her bandage hand, she slowly said, "Sorry…about you're…handkerchief."
"It's alright. It's the least I could do after you save me."
There was silence once again and Golden Darkness looked up at the evening sky. The sun was almost down and the town was much quieter than before. Then something funny happen, a loud rumble from her stomach disrupts the silence. The girl looked over at Golden Darkness then giggled. She took the brown bag and grabbed something from it. She handed it to the blond girl to which she took it. Golden Darkness inspects the fish shape food, "What…?"
The girl gave a surprised looked, "You mean you don't know? This is Taiyaki. Go no try it."
Looking at it one last time, she bit and munched it. Few second later she said, "It's… delicious."
"Isn't it?" the girl stood up and handed the whole bag to her. "You can have all of them."
She was hesitated at first but took it since she was hungry. The girl looked up at the almost night sky, "It's getting late." Turning back to Golden Darkness, "I need to go back home. Are you going to be alright?"
Golden Darkness finished the first Taiyaki and proceeded to take another one, "Don't worry. I'll be fine."
The girl still looked anxious but she needed to get home. Before she left, she realized something.
"By the way, we haven't introduced ourselves yet right." Golden Darkness looked up, a Taiyaki hang on her mouth. "My name is–"
Her introduction was cut short by the sound of pop music coming from her pocket. She gave Golden Darkness an apologetic smile before she took the device from her pocket. She turned away as she took the phone to her ear and began speaking. Golden Darkness saw the opportunity to leave with the bag of Taiyaki in arm. She didn't want to get engage with the strange girl anymore since this girl made her baffled about herself.
Without turning back she quietly escaped before being noticed. After making sure the girl didn't follow her, Golden Darkness began to take a familiar route. During her first mission, she had rented a room in one of a rundown apartment. The landlady was also an extraterrestrial and working at underground black market. The apartment was only two-story height. The room wasn't small or large; it has a kitchen, bathroom, a small balcony for drying clothes and the small living room which also function as the bedroom.
Upon arriving, Golden Darkness ascended up the stairs and stood in front of a room with the number plate '373'. She took out her keys and unlocked it. After locking the door, she walked deeper into the room and switched on the light. Everything was the same since the day she left. The small table, television and a futon wrapped neatly at the corner.
There was a sliding glass door which leads to the small balcony. She slide the balcony door opened to let the wind drafted in. She quietly sat down and gazed up at the now night sky filled with stars. She took out another piece of Taiyaki and ate it. Memories of the girl from before came back. Her looks, her smile, her kindness, her warmth, everything about the girl made her feel whole. She wanted to relish the moment before she dirtied her hands with blood again.
That's right… she completely forgot about her mission. Golden Darkness quickly took out her communication device and scroll through the information given to her. So far, the description of Mikan Yuuki is that she is a very dangerous, sly and ambitious person who planned to control the Deviluke. She scroll down and when she saw the picture, the half-finished Taiyaki hanging out of her mouth dropped. It was the nice girl that she saved earlier, the same person who gave her these Taiyaki.