Hi everyone! I just wanted to do this since I've been wanting to since I read it. I hope you like it! In this, you should know, the main character is a GIRL. And yes, I do this to stories A LOT. Hope you like it!
Indicator of something (this won't come for a LONG time)
Disclaimer: I do not own Kuroko no Basuke nor any of its characters except for the OC's I'm going to make
Teikou Middle School Basketball Club, a super strong team with more than 100 club members, boasting several successive championship wins. But even in that glorious history, there is still a team that can, without fail, be called the "strongest"… A generation with five players with a talent you would see only once every ten years called the "Generation of Miracles". But… there was a strange rumor about the "Generation of Miracles". Despite being a girl, there was one person the geniuses acknowledged as superior, and both their strength and weakness; the Beloved Princess of Miracles.
It was the school opening ceremony at Seirin High School and all of the clubs were trying desperately to get the new first years to join them. Two freshmen were completely trapped in the center of it all. "I can't move forward! Bring a snowplow!" One screamed to the sky
"We haven't moved 5 meters in 10 minutes…" His friend cried
Also in the middle, was a small freshmen girl with pale blue eyes and hair and a fair complexion reading a book. Unlike the other two, she was easily moving though the crowd since no one seemed to notice her.
"That's it! Let's go the bull dozer way!" the first freshman yelled, throwing his arms into the air, almost hitting the girl had she not ducked beforehand.
"You're taking it too far…" he friend commented
The girl continued on her way, "Ah! You, do you like books? How about the literature club?" A boy asked
Though, it was to the person behind her. "No, this is a manga so…" the male freshman behind her replied
The girl found a map of the clubs, the only one that she bothered to notice was the Basketball one.
Over at the basketball club sign ups, "Well, write your name and student ID number here. Then… the middle school you come from and your goals?" A freshman said while signing up
"That is, of course, arbitrary so you can put anything." The female upperclassmen stated. Once the freshmen left, she looked them over 'This could be nice material.' She thought happily before returning her attention to the papers "One, two… ten people so far. Maybe we'd need a bit more…" She speculated. 'Wonder how the invitations are going. Do your best to bring back promising guys…' she thought of the other members
"I brought back a new student…" A boy cried in sheer terror
The reason, he was being carried by the back of his shirt by a tan monster of a freshman with blood red hair and eyes. "Is the basketball club here?" he asked
"Wahh!" the girl screamed in shock 'Brought back… Isn't it the other way around?' she thought "Yeah." She finally replied his question. 'On top of that it looks like there's a wild tiger in front of my eyes!' she thought while observing him 'What is this guy?'
The girl had the red hair boy sit down so they could talk in detail "I think you already know, but our school was barely opened last year. All the upperclassmen are still just second years, so somebody with your build will immediately…"
"I don't care about that." He interrupted "Give me a paper. I'll just write my name and go back." He said before doing his paper work and handing it over
'His middle school was in America? Ooh, I see, he trained in the best place?' the girl thought as she looked over the paperwork 'Taiga Kagami… No matter how you look at it, he doesn't seem like an average guy…' Further examination of the form made her surprised "Huh? You didn't write your goals…?"
"None in particular." Taiga replied "After all, Japanese basketball… it's the same everywhere.
Once he left, the boy Taiga brought back screamed "Scary! Is that really a freshmen?"
"By the way, I'd like to know why he grabbed you by the neck and brought you back." The girl commented 'And what was that expression on his face…?' she wondered
While the boy was sprawled on the table he noticed an abandoned paper "Ah, you forgot to pick up a registration paper." He said while handing it to her
"Eh? My bad, er…" she looked at the paper "Sukihime… Kuroko… Isn't that a girl's name? Why is she signed up for the boys team?" While thinking that, she noticed 'Hm… It's been on my desk all this time, but… I don't remember at all.' Further examination of the paper left her shocked beyond all belief "She came from Teikou's basketball club!" She exclaimed
"Eh? That famous one?" the boy exclaimed as well
"On top of that, if she's a first year now that means she was from the 'Generation of Miracles'? Waah, why did I forget the face of such a golden egg! And the guy earlier was coming from America… What's with the freshmen this year!" she yelled to the sky
Later, in the gymnasium, all the freshmen were gathered. "Alright, everyone seems to be here. All the freshmen, come this way." One of the upperclassmen ordered
"Hey, isn't that manager cute?" one of the boys asked
"Yeah! If she was just a bit more sexy…"
"You're wrong idiots!" An upperclassman with glasses said while hitting the two on the head "
"I'm the boy basketball's clubs coach. Rika Aida, nice to meet you!" Rika introduced
"Eeh?" all the boys exclaimed "It wasn't that guy?" they asked, pointing to the old man Rika was talking to moments ago.
"That's the advisor, Takeda-sensei. He's just watching. Well then, first… take off your shirts." She ordered
"Eeh?" they exclaimed, before doing so. "What the hell does that mean?" one of the asked
To answer their question, Rika pointed to each of them and addressed their weaknesses.
"Are you kidding? It's right! What the hell… just by looking at your body?" they commented in both awe and shock
"The father of that girl is a sports trainer. He was always recording data in order to make training menus. It's a special skill she gained after spending every day at his workplace looking at muscles and data." The upperclassman with glasses explained 'By looking at someone's body, that girl's eyes see all its abilities and stats. Well, that's not the only reason why she's the coach though.' He thought
Rika finally reached Taiga and couldn't believe her eyes. 'Wha…What the hell! These numbers are by far above everyone else's… These aren't the stats of a boy in his first year of high school! On top of that, I can't even estimate his potential… this is…Natural Talent!' she thought in awe
"Coach! How long are you going to daydream!" the glasses boy yelled
"Sorry! So, err…." She apologized
"You saw everyone, right? That guy was the last."
"Ah, really? …Huh?" Rika realized "Was Sukihime-san here?" she asked
"Ah! That's right, the girl from Teikou Middle School…" the boy who was with her at the registration exclaimed
"Eh? Teikou, you mean, that Teikou!" The glasses boy yelled
"Sukihime! Is Sukihime here?" they yelled
'Hm? If such a great girl was here, I think I would have noticed her immediately… especially since she's a girl…' Rika speculated "I guess she's taking the day off today. Well then, let's start practice!" she yelled
"Er… excuse me. I'm Sukihime." The girl with sky blue hair, pale blue eyes and a fair complexion said while raising her hand. Right in front of Aida.
Aida finally noticed her, and freaked out. "KYAA!"
"What? Since when were you there?" One of the boys yelled
"Since the beginning." She replied, her voice a sweet melody but slightly monotone
'I didn't notice her in front of my eyes? Eh? Just, now, she said she was Sukihime? Eeh! It's like… she's invisible!' Aida thought in panic
"Eh? Then that means this girl? From the 'Generation of Miracles'? She can't have been a regular…!" the freshmen exclaimed
"Of course not. Right, Sukihime-chan?" the glasses boy said
"I played in matches." Sukihime corrected
"See, just what… Huh?" the glasses boy said, not expecting that answer
"Eh?... Eh?" the other said, trying to process what he just heard
"EEEHH?" the freshmen exclaimed
'I can't believe it!' they all thought simultaneously
"Wait! Take your shirt off!" Rika yelled
"But… I'm a girl…" Sukihime replied, pointing out the obvious
"Ah… right. Come to the locker room with me." Rika ordered , embarrassed for forgetting such an obvious thing
'What the hell is this girl…' Taiga thought, trying to lower his heart rate
Later that day, at the Maji restaurant, Taiga was eating his usual. A mountain pile of burgers, making everyone that saw him turn their head in complete shock. He sat down at what he thought was an empty table 'The 'Generation of Miracles'… if its these guys then maybe…' Taiga thought before looking in front of him to see Sukihime drinking a milkshake
"Wow, you eat a lot." She said, commenting on his enormous amount of food
"Where from… Wait, what are you doing here?" he exclaimed
"I was here the whole time." She replied
'This girl was from the best of Japan?' Taiga thought, still trying to wrap his mind around that. "Anyway, tag along with me for a bit." Taiga ordered
Rika was walking home when she was thinking of her meeting with Sukihime 'What does that mean? What kind of girl is she? Her abilities are way too low! All her abilities are below average… on top of that, she's already at the peak of her growth… She looks nothing like a regular of the strongest team! And then there's the fact she's a girl on the boys team… how was that allowed? You need crazy connections and skills in order for that to happen! What's going on?' Rika thought of their conversation in the locker room 'Then there's what she told me…'
"You should know that the stats you see are only temporary." Sukihime told Rika as she put her shirt back on
"Of course they will, I'm going to work you silly." Rika replied
"That's not what I meant. I mean my actual ability is being held back right now."
"What?" Rika asked, confused
"My expressions and abilities have been cut off from me since the car accident in middle school." She explained "My expressions should come back near the end of this season. And my abilities some time later, we're not sure about the second one's time yet."
"I see… Are you really one of the Generation of Miracles?" Rika had to ask
"Yes. But I'm not proud of it. Especially on how it changed him…" Sukihime replied, she wouldn't continue the topic.
'What's going on? What ability is she hiding? And why would she be ashamed of being one of Japan's best?' Rika was just lost when it came to Sukihime Kuroko
Taiga took Sukihime to an empty basketball court "You… What the hell are you hiding?" he demanded, when Sukihime just gave him a confused look he continued "I was in America until the second year of Middle School. I was really shocked when I came back to Japan. The level is just too low. What I'm looking for is not playing basketball for fun. I want to play in matches that make my blood boil at full strength. …But then I heard something nice. It seems like there are strong guys called the 'Generation of Miracles' in the same year. You were in that team right? I can guess the strength of an opponent to some extent. It's like strong guys have a peculiar smell about them." He explained while throwing a basketball to her "…But you're weird, even though you should reek of weakness… You have this strange mixture… as if you're hiding your strength."
'He figured out that much from my scent? Impressive…' Sukihime thought
"I want to see for myself. You, from the 'Generation of Miracles', what kind of girl you are."
Sukihime smiled slightly "Actually, I wanted to do just that as well."
Once their game started, Taiga realized something. 'She desperately weak! Even with that body size, there are guys who become first-class players thanks to their skills. But this girl, his dribbles and shoots are those of an amateur. She's got nothing redeeming. She's not even worth playing against!' Taiga thought in rage. "Don't mess with me! Did you hear what I said? You're overestimating yourself if you think you can win against me like that!" Taiga yelled
"Of course not. Isn't it obvious that Kagami-kun is stronger?" She bluntly asked
"Are you picking a fight? What's your goal…?" Taiga asked, trying to contain his anger
"I wanted to see Kagami-kun's strength directly." She replied
'Geez…What the hell am I doing? She's just weak… I feel like an idiot. Though, that still doesn't explain her strange scent…I've never been this off…'Taiga thought "Ah, it's alright already. I'm not interest in weak players. I'll give you one last advice. It's better if you give up on basketball. No matter what kind of beautiful things you can say about effort, it's an undeniable fact that you need talent in our society. You have no talent for basketball." He said bluntly
"I have to say no to that." Sukihime disagreed "To begin with, I love basketball. On top of that…It's a matter of point of view. I do not care about who is the strongest." She explained
"What did you…" Taiga started
"The current me is different from you. 'I' am a shadow." She finished
Taiga was just confused. 'Why'd she stress the "I"?' he thought
The next day, it started to rain during practice "Since we can't go for road work, we still have time left in our training… What should we do coach?" One of the upperclassmen asked
"It might be a good opportunity…" Rika speculated "Let's have a 5-on-5 match! With the freshmen against the second-years." Rika ordered
"A match against the sempai, that means…!" One of them reacted
"Do you remember what they told us when we joined the club? Their result from last year…with only freshmen they made it until the final league!"
"They're completely out of the ordinary…" the freshmen were already starting to dread this game
'Well then, I wonder how good our rookies are?' Rika thought happily
"It's not time to be scared. Of course it's better if the opponent is strong rather than weak, right! Let's go." Taiga exclaimed confidently
The ball was tossed and Taiga immediately took it from the air and wasted no time evading the other sempai and easily dunked the ball in. "Waah! What was with that dunk!" Awesome!" the freshmen exclaimed
Even Rika was shocked 'It's more than I could have ever imagined! With that yet unpolished sense of play and destructive power…'
"Hey, that's insane." The glasses boy commented 'His fire power is that of a monster!'
After a while the score was freshmen 11-second year 8 "The freshmen are in the lead? But well, Kagami is the only one scoring!" someone exclaimed
'Rather than that…shit! This can't help getting on my nerves.' Taiga angrily thought as he was watching Sukihime play.
Considering how the ball kept getting stolen from her "The ball was stolen? From this girl again!" a freshmen exclaimed
"Focus!" another yelled
'Compared to the big things she said, she's just a shitty player. Players who talk big despite being small fres…' Taiga thought as he jumped to block the shot "Piss me off the most!"
"So high! They can't stop Kagami at all!" the freshmen exclaimed
"…We can't let it go that way. I think it's about time we calm you down!" the glasses boy retorted
"Three guys?" Taiga was completely surrounded by three of the players while he had the ball in his hand. "If they go that far for Kagami… on top of that, even when he doesn't have the ball in his hand, still two guys…They don't feel like letting him touch the ball at all!" the freshmen were starting to panic now
With Taiga out of the way, the upperclassmen had little trouble gaining more points. The score was now freshmen 15-second year 31. "They're really strong after all… Actually, there was no way for us to win from the start…Enough already…" most of the freshmen said, resigning
"'Enough already…'? What the hell is with that?" Taiga yelled angrily as he grabbed one of them by their shirt
"Please calm down." Sukihime said while kicking the back of his knees
Everyone was shocked speechless, whether by her action or by the fact she was even there they would never know."Why you…." Taiga strangled
"Seems like there's a dispute. Sukihime… now that I think of it, she was there too…" the sempai commented
'Even I, the referee, completely forgot about her at some point.' Rika thought, sweat dropping 'Hm? Seriously, since when!... It can't be…' Rika thought in shock
"Excuse me, please pass me the ball." Sukihime asked the freshman with the ball.
"Huh?" the player asked 'But it's not like you'll be able to do anything even if you get it? At least don't lose it…' the boy though as he passed the ball to her
As the ball was reaching Sukihime, Rika couldn't shake something off 'What is that uncomfortable feeling…? Could it be… That something unthinkable is about to happen?'
Sukihime didn't take her eyes off the ball while keeping a tab on her teammates, once the ball reached her she didn't even bother holding it. She instead threw it behind her with impossible fluidness to the teammate behind her. "Eh? Ah!" the boy reacted and shot the ball into the hoop
The others were just stunned in shock "It…it's in? How did she get that pass through just now?" they yelled
"I don't know, I didn't see!" the others replied
From then on, Sukihime continued her strange passes. "How the hell does she do that? Before you even notice it, the pass goes through and the score!" the sempai exclaim
'She's making use of her lack of presence to relay passes? On top of that, the time she keeps the ball is extremely short! Then it can't be that this girl… she's already hard to notice from the beginning… and she becomes even more invisible?' Rika thought in awe '"Misdirection" she's using that magic-like technique to fool the senses of the opponent. Using misdirection, she leads the opponents to think not of her, but of the other player. In other words, rather than say she's "invisible" during matches, you can say she encourages the opponent to focus on other players.'
Taiga was shocked too 'This is Sukihime's…'
'The former regular from Teikou Middle School who was forced to specialize in circulating passes without being seen due to a car accident… I knew the rumor, but to think she actually exists…! The Beloved Princess of Miracles!'
Sukihime finally got the ball into Taiga's hands. "Ah!" the sempai exclaimed, realizing their mistake 'Damn… we're focusing too much on Sukihime's passes!'
Taiga shot the ball easily. "Wah! I can't believe it! One point difference!"
"Damn, each of them would be bothersome on their own, but…" the glasses boy yelled 'The two of them playing together, we have no way to stop these attacks!'
"Tch!" one of the sempai tried to pass the ball to someone else
"Idiot!" Sukihime was already there and got the ball
"Go, Sukihime! Win!" the freshmen yelled, but when she tried to shoot, it hit the rim
"That's why weak players piss me off." Taiga said as he rebounded the ball "Score properly!" he yelled while dunking it. Sukihime had a slight smile on her face.
The freshmen celebrated their victory, the sempai thought 'Well…as allies, they'll be reliable.'
Later that day, Taiga had a freaked out look on his face "Why are you there again…?" he asked Sukihime, who once again appeared out of nowhere at the table he was eating at in Maji. "And why is your family okay with a girl like you being out of the house this late, for that matter?"
"You came to my table, I like the milk shakes here, and my big brother isn't okay with it. He just can't do anything about it since he's busy with practice." She answered
"Practice? What's he do?" Taiga asked out of curiosity
"How can you not know what your brother does when you know he's busy with practice?" Taiga asked dead panned
"Every time I ask, both my brother and Sebastian avoid the topic. So I stopped asking." She explained
"Oh." Taiga replied while thinking 'Who the heck is Sebastian?' before realizing she's still sitting with him "Go sit somewhere else." He ordered
"No." she replied
"Don't go thinking we're friends now…" he warned
"You're the one who came to sit at my table." She retorted
Taiga growled at her, before thinking for a bit. He then threw her a burger. "…Here. I'll give you one." Sukihime was confused "I'm not interested in weak players. But, I'll acknowledge you're worth one piece." He bluntly stated
Sukihime was unaffected "Thank you." She said while truly smiling and cocking her head to the side, the smile was still small but it was enough to make her appearance glow slightly
Taiga was slightly shocked by the level of attractiveness she gained by that simple measure and didn't know how to respond, the only thing he knew was that there was a slight blush on his face. "Uh… yeah." After Taiga was done eating, the two left the restaurant. "How strong is the 'Generation of Miracles'?" he asked "Say, if was to go against them right now, what would happen?"
Sukihime thought about it for a few seconds "You would be defeated easily." She decided to go the blunt way "On top of that, the five geniuses have all joined different veteran schools this year. There is no mistaking that one will take the top."
Taiga started to laugh at the thought "Nice, I'm burning! …I've decided! I'll take all these guys down and become the number one in Japan." He declared with eyes that resembled a tiger
Sukihime looked at him and weighed his chances "You won't be able to."
"Hey!" Taiga yelled, upset at her lack of trust
"I'm not able to know the potential of your abilities, but with your current level, you can't hold a candle to any of them. It's impossible…alone." She explained, she thought once more "I've decided as well. 'I' am a supporting actor, a shadow… but a shadow will become darker if the light is stronger. And it will make the white of the light stand out. As the shadow of the main actor, 'I' will make you, the light, the number one in Japan." She also declared 'As long as this "me" exists that is…' she also thought
"Ha! Nice word there. Do as you please." Was all Taiga said in return "But what's with the 'I' thing anyway?" he had to ask
"The way I play isn't how I would prefer to play. I just can't since I have multiple limiters on myself for my health." She explained
"How would you normally play?"
"That's a secret." She replied while putting her finger to her mouth