Summary : Roxas Uchiyama and Xion Uchida never really paid attention to each other. They both lived in different worlds; Roxas is your typical skater boy and Xion is your ordinary tomboy. However, when Xion is learning how to skateboard, and Roxas is the one teaching her, will something happen between them?
Hello! This story randomly popped into my mind while looking for a skateboard with my friend. Since it's summer, I have LOTS of time to work on it! My parents have work, so I'm usually stuck at home playing video games, going on the computer or..well, sleeping. Anyways, I'm not here to rant about how..dull my summer's gonna be, so here! By the way, it's in Xion's POV for now, POV's might change in the course of the story. Now, on with the story!
Disclaimer : I do not own Kingdom Hearts. It belongs to Tetsuya Noruma.
"Oh, Xion, why'd you have to be such a.." my best friend, Olette Hirasawa, trailed off. "..Boy?" I cringed at what she said.
"You talk." I snapped back, scanning the skateboards before me. "You're always with Hayner and Pence. Not to mention, top scorer in Sitar Hero, most kills in Black Ops and on the boys' soccer team." The brunette next to me sighed.
"Can't argue with that." she shrugged. "So, tell me again; why do you want to skateboard?"
"Because." I simply answered.
"Because..?" she asked, gesturing me to continue.
"I've seen people do awesome tricks on skateboards, I wanna be as good as them." I picked up a navy blue skateboard and examined it. It was cool, until I saw the baby blue flower print on the curve of it. I grimaced, then set it down.
"Who's gonna teach you?" she handed me a fire red skateboard with orange flames. I smiled at it and placed the board under my arm, still scanning the shelves.
"Maybe Vanitas, he's like a brother to me, but he still isn't sure. And besides, he's the only one who knows how to skateboard in our group." I replied, looking at her with a smile on my face. "Hopefully, he'll teach me how to Air Walk or do a three-sixty flip!" Olette smiled at my enthusiasm.
"Hey, if you're lucky, it might be Roxas Uchiyama." she smirked.
"Argh, not him!" I yelled, grabbing the attention of many people in the store. Oops. "He thinks he's so cool, because he's popular, he skateboards and has that oh-so-awesome hair! Oh, number one basketball player in the guys' team? Well, I'm number one in the girls'!" I ranted on and on, while Olette just smirked the whole way.
"Okay, okay. Geez. One name and you go all berserk." I huffed, grabbing a white and black skateboard. (A/N : It's the skateboard used in KH2. I dunno how to describe it..) I smiled; it was good enough.
"You're not taking the red one?" Olette asked. I set the fire red skateboard in one of the empty shelves.
"Nah, it looks too..pyromaniac-y. Come on, let's go pay." I said, walking over to the counter. I placed it on the table and the store clerk picked it up to scan it.
"Good choice. It'll be 35 munny." he said. I handed him the exact amount of munny needed and typically, he said, "have a nice day."
Olette and I exited the store, heading to Vanitas's house, which was about a block away. I decided to try out my new skateboard, so I hopped onto it. When I was sure I was perfectly balanced, I pushed the ground with my foot, but ended up falling on my back.
"Ow.." I mumbled, facing the blue sky. Olette ran to my side.
"Good luck with those lessons." she giggled, while I glared at her. I stood up, dusted myself and picked up my skateboard.
"It's a lot harder than I thought.." I said, massaging the back of my head. We continued walking and finally, we arrived at Vanitas's house. I rang the doorbell, then knocked on the door three times.
"Vani! I know you're in there!" I called out. A few seconds later, the door opened. Standing there was Vanitas with an icepack on his head, a black blanket hugging his body and paler skin than usual.
"What the heck do you want?" he asked, rudely.
"Uhh.." was my smart response. So, instead of talking, I lifted up my skateboard.
"Gee, Xion. I'm sick, as you can tell." he rolled his eyes. Wow, he's still as cold as ice, even when he's sick.
"Yeah, yeah." I said. "Didn't need to be so crabby about it.." I pouted. He sighed.
"Maybe when I get better." he said. Oh, how many times have I heard that before.
"Uh, nevermind. I'll go find someone else." I shrugged, hopping off the porch. "Bye!" Without answering, he shut the door.
"Well," Olette said. "He was in a good mood." I giggled. The two of us headed towards my house and sat on the steps of my white porch. Olette stared into space, her elbows resting on her knees and both of her hands on her two cheeks. I had both my arms on the sides of my waist and my right foot was rolling my skateboard back and forth.
"Any idea who's gonna teach you?" the brunette beside me asked. I shook my head.
"Nop- Crap!" I said as I watched my skateboard roll away. I jumped to my feet, running after it. When I was about five steps away from my skateboard, someone picked it up. I was about to scream at that person that it was mine, until the person handed it to me. When I looked up to see who it was, I came face-to-face with..well, Roxas Uchiyama. Ugh.
"Here," he said, holding it out. I could feel Olette smirking behind me.
"Thanks." I said in a monotone voice. I snatched the board out of his hands, turning around. Just walk away, Xion. Just walk away.
"Wait," he said, placing a hand on my shoulder. "You're..Xion, right?" He said, pronouncing my name as 'Ek-see-on'. I turned around, facing him.
"Close enough; it's pronounced 'She-on'." I replied flatly. He smiled nervously, scratching the back of his head.
"Sorry," he said, taking a look at my skateboard one more time. "You know how?" he pointed at it.
"Well..my friend Vanitas is supposed to teach me, but he's sick." Stupid Vanitas. Why'd you have to get sick at the worse, possible time?
"Really?" he said. Please don't say it, please don't say it. "..I could teach you if you want." Ugh, I knew this was coming.
"Hmm.." I placed a finger on my chin, pretending to think. After three seconds, I looked at his blue eyes. "No." I turned on my heel and walked towards my house.
"Aw, why not?" he ran in front of me, stopping me in my tracks.
"Well, you're too much of a show-off and it's completely and utterly annoying when you think you're so cool and.." I shut my mouth. I think I said too much.
"Ouch." he said. There was an awkward silence between us. "But, I won't be like that, promise."
"No thanks. I'll wait until my friend gets better."
"Come on, one chance. Just one." I glared.
"No." he sighed in defeat.
"Okay, then. But, let me know when you change your mind." he skateboard-ed away. When he disappeared in the distance, I walked back to Olette and sat next to her, sighing.
"What happened?" she asked.
"He wants to teach me how to skateboard."
"Really? Wow. What'd you say?"
"Hey, come on, give him a chance at least. He could be nice."
"He's nice, but it's just the cocky side of him that's really annoying."
"Don't be so mean about it, Xion. You barely even know the guy."
"..True. Fine, fine. I'll be nice." I said. "I'll tell him tomorrow."
Somewhere inside of me is telling me that I'm going to regret this.
So..? Good? Bad? Review please! Suggestions accepted! Flames accepted too, since it isn't the best story I've come up with so far. And, I know it's short. It's kinda like a prologue. :)