Stronger

Pairing: Yukari Takeba/ Mitsuru Kirijo

Disclaimer: I own nothing. These belong to the creator. I only own the creativity of the story. ^^

Chapter 1

Secrets Don't Make Friends

She had no idea that she was constantly being watched, that the beautiful woman held a special place in one of the coldest of hearts for her and her alone. She had no idea that each and every night upon laying her head down against the pillow the redhead thought of her, she had no idea that her dreams were plagued with an irresistible need to be closer to her that she would never dare quench. The she in question was Yukari Takeba and the woman who loved her was Mitsuru Kirijo.

"She has no idea that I love her, and she never will." She mumbled as red eyes watched shadows dance along her ceiling from the windows.

Mitsuru found that she was acting completely childish about her affections toward the brunette. Pushing her away, hiding her feelings, treating her negatively if only to negate from the attraction she felt toward her. It was something that a young child would do whilst experiencing their very first crush. Yet, she found that was her problem, this was her very first crush. She had been introduced to possible husbands but never once had she felt something like this.

Every time she would witness the other girl she felt a blush rise to her cheeks, especially when their eyes met across the room, this blush of course she would push away and ignore. But, still, it was such a rarity and an oddity at that for her to react in such a manner.

On some instances she had considered what it would be like if she simply walked over to Yukari and blurted out 'I think that I may be in love with you,' but knowing the other girls anger she would more than likely be slapped directly across the face. Something that not many would dare to do. Smirking she thought to herself, 'Takeba wouldn't hesitate to slap me… she is not intimidated by me like everyone else. She has so much confidence… stubbornness… It's cute.'

There was a point when even thinking words such as "cute" was not something Mitsuru would dare to do, nor did she have the desire to do such things. Lately though she thought everything that the brunette did was cute. Everything she wore, every word she said, the way that she laughed, that beautiful smile, those yes that entranced her, every single thing and it was confusing. It was starting to get to the point that she knew she would either break down and admit her feelings or completely push the other girl away to the point that she would never forgive her.

Sighing she allowed her deep red eyes to drift closed and fell into a slumber, she could and would worry about this pathetic crush of hers in the morning.

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Mitsuru had been hoping to get some shut eye in but apparently the other dorm-mates had another idea, for they came to her door knocking and awakening her in the middle of the night. As her eyes opened she could tell that it was the Dark Hour, they more than likely wanted to go to Tartarus and with good reason. They would have another full moon approaching, but she had simply wanted to sleep her troubles away.

Getting out of bed and moving across the room she could not deny the fact that her heart was racing as she hoped and prayed that it would be Yukari who was on the other side. Yet, upon opening the door she was met with the uncaring face of Minato and the excited face of Iori.

"Hey there sempai ready to go kick some shadow-butt?" Junpei asked excitedly before realizing that the older woman was still dressed in her nightgown. His cheeks filled with red as he adverted his gaze and quickly apologized. "Sorry, please don't execute us! I thought you knew we were going to train tonight!" He tried to make the situation less awkward.

With a sigh she shook her head and mumbled "I suppose that I have had a lot on my mind, I will meet you downstairs after I've changed."

"You guys coming—" Came a voice down the hall, before brown eyes met red. It was Yukari and without meaning to the redhead started to blush and shuffle uncomfortably as brown eyes traveled over her body. She wondered what the other girl could possibly be thinking as she looked her over, only hoping that it would be good thoughts. 'Perhaps she is attracted to me as well…?'

"Oh I am sorry Sempai!" She squeaked looking away and blushing brightly. Feeling as uncomfortable as Junpei which was strange because normally she would not have been so embarrassed about seeing another woman in such revealing clothes. It had to be because it was Mitsuru and no one should look at her, she was off limits to everyone. Perhaps it was that reason, and perhaps it was because the sight had caused her heart to speed up, and her body to react. 'What the hell was with that reaction?'

"Again, I will meet you all downstairs after I have gotten changed." Mitsuru stated in a confident voice, that only an expert would have realized wavered slightly. She refused to allow the others to see the way that it affected her being looked over by a certain pair of beautiful eyes.

Quickly they all agreed and hurried down the stairs. The redhead took note of the fact that Yukari appeared to have glanced up to steal one more peek of her exposed body, blushing she wondered to herself what that could possibly mean.

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-Tracy Cook