A/N: Originally my second entry for LJ's KH Drabble community, challenge [276]: Breaking Barriers.

The irrationally long hallways of Radiant High were empty, save for a silent male teen, around the age of fourteen, who was currently putting all the books that he needed in his backpack. Unfortunately, their history teacher had decided to surprise them with a test for Monday. That meant that all the plans he'd had for the weekend were shot to hell… again.

Whatever, moping around wouldn't change anything, so he'd better make the best of it. The boy sighed, running his free hand through his slightly spiky, sky blue hair, before grabbing his navy blue jacket to put it on.

The things he had to do for school… it just wasn't fair anymore.

The sound of running footsteps coming his way snapped his attention back to the present. Isa didn't know how he did it, but he was able to step aside right in time, before a red and orange-colored blur rushed past him at top speed and practically dove into Isa's locker.

Isa's sea green eyes narrowed suspiciously when he realized who that person was. After all, it wasn't the first time such a thing had happened. The first time, the boy had pleaded him not to tell anyone he was there.

"Huh, where'd he go?"

The blue-haired teen turned around and he stood right in front of the bully of their school and his two sidekicks. They were all taller and broader than him, but that didn't scare Isa away. He knew that they were idiots.

It was quiet for a moment, but then, Isa casually lifted his hand and pointed in a random direction. "He went that way."

The three guys headed that way right away and Isa watched them go.
As soon as they were out of earshot, he opened his locker again and told the other teen, "They're gone. You can come out now."

A red-haired boy, probably fourteen years old, too, or slightly younger, climbed out of the locker. "Thanks man!" he exclaimed. "For a moment, though, I really thought you would betray me."

Isa merely grunted, as he silently wondered why in the world he helped this boy out of trouble every single time. One of these days, Lea was going to cause his death.

"Hey, where are you going?"

Isa stopped and looked at the person – Lea was his name – that he had just 'saved' from probably getting a black eye or a broken nose. His piercing green eyes had a curious twinkle in them and his spiky, fire red hair stood out in all directions. For a moment, he looked like a very innocent, naïve boy… but he knew better than to think that. Something told Isa that this Lea wouldn't leave him alone today.

"Home," Isa replied, before turning around and walking away.

"Oh, I'm going with you! I'm heading the same way, anyway."

What a surprise, Isa thought, but he didn't say anything, nor did he tell him to leave him alone. As if he would actually listen.

It would be a lie to say that he wasn't curious as to what Lea had done now to aggravate those three boneheads, but experience told him that he would tell him within this minute, anyway. The corners of his mouth quirked upwards into the tiniest of smiles when he heard how Lea took a deep breath. Isa started counting in his head.

Three… Two… One…

"Hey Isa, guess what?"