Welcome to my story. FxF. They are supposed to look human. I also changed their names. And finally, I apologize if it ends up being too OOC.
I really hope you like it and that you review whatever you want, all critics are welcome since I don't think I'm really good at writing so I won't get mad if you help me to improve, just try to be nice :'D
The names will be:
Flippy - Filip
Petunia - Petunia
Russell - Russell
Nutty – Neal
Cuddles - Cody
Splendid - Spencer
Shifty - Shinji
Lifty - Liam
Lumpy - Lumpkin
(Just got them all from a baby's name webpage so don't be too picky about it :P and I'll add more characters eventually if I need them)
So, here we go …again. She sighed. It wasn't like she had a wonderful life in the city, but at least it felt safer, and less…boring. She was moving back to this little town, Happy Tree. Because of her mom she traveled a lot, and they lived here for 2 months, but that was 10 years ago, and it was just creepy. There was always this dark raining sky, no many people on the streets, it felt like a horror movie scenario, and she didn't like it, at all.
The city where she was living was okay, at least she was already used to it, since she and her mom were there for whole 4 years; that was a new record, and it was way better than that crappy little town. Her mom was a ballet teacher, she was very good at it back when she was young, but she got pregnant with Fay and all her dreams faded away. She usually taught in schools to little girls, Fay didn't even know why her mom couldn't keep a job.
Actually, she knew. It was because she was always more worried about her current boyfriend than by herself and Fay; and if things didn't work, or if the guy turned out to be a creep they would just run away and find a new place to move. Fay wasn't sure if all guys in the world were that bad or if it was only her mom who wasn't able to date a decent man, she didn't know much about guys anyways and wasn't interested on finding out.
Moving so often didn't bother Fay as much as it may look like, but she would like to have a more normal life; she didn't make much of a progress at the last place, she didn't make many friends, neither did she get to be known for doing something important but at least she knew the city, she knew the places she liked to visit…quite places mostly, to sit and read a good book, she knew the people she could talk to, she knew the people she wouldn't like to talk to, she knew the places she wanted to run away from, she knew the places where she could run away to. It was something, she was always lonely, but she was happy there, happier than in any other place, happier than here.
"Fay…Fay...God! KID! We arrived!" Her mom snapped her out of her thoughts and she jumped a little from the seat. The woman just rolled her eyes being used to his absentminded and jumpy daughter but still annoyed by it. "It's just me! Gosh. Now, get out of the car and help me with the boxes".
She had always been a scaredy cat, she didn't know what was wrong with her, but it's hard to get over your fears when you have no one around to help you with that. They were in front of the 'new' house. It was painted in an awful gray color. Door, windows and garage in a boring brown. 'But hey! There is a rusty swing in the garden, yeah…pretty'. Fay thought.
There was a week of unpacking, organizing and boxes all over the place. The entire house was so dark, and…old. Luckily she got a bedroom with a big window to the garden so the few light that came from the sky could come throughout the room. She didn't like dark places, they were so frightening.
The room was okay, after organizing her clothes and cleaning all the dust, it didn't look so bad. She went down stairs to pick up her books and get them on her room but she was starving so she walked to the kitchen first. Her mom was on a free day so she was at home. Fay took some cereals and milk in a bowl and walked out of the kitchen.
"Hmm…did I tell you that you'll start school next Monday?" Asked her mom while serving herself some coffee.
"No, you didn't, but I supposed it was soon". Fay answered quietly as she walked back to the kitchen.
It was merely obvious that she was going to start school the next week since luckily they moved to Happy Tree in vacation season so she would start her junior year there, which was good because she hated when she was the new girl in the middle of the semester so it would make her presence even more obvious, hence everyone would stare at her as though she were a circus attraction. She really hated being in the limelight.
"Yeah, well…now you know. And what are you doing? Why don't you go out for a while and try to know the place".
She let the bowl on the kitchen, grabbed a jacket and went out of the house without saying a word. Even if it was cold outside the fresh air felt good on her skin. She needed to get out of the house for a while. Anyway, her mom couldn't stand having Fay around for a long time. However, Fay didn't think of her as a bad mother, she had never abandoned her or hit her or anything like that, she gave her what she needed to live, even though Fay knew she didn't like her because she stole her dreams away from her, so they just ignored each other, she was already used to it. But she would rather to live alone; it would be more peaceful, she wouldn't feel like she was a burden for someone. As for her father, she knew nothing about him, nor a name, nor a picture, nor a place to look for him… she used to ask about him since it's normal for a kid to wonder about it, but her mom told her not to, so she didn't do it anymore, it didn't matter, he hadn't look for her either, so, it was okay like that.
After few minutes of walking she spotted a small coffee shop so she got in for something to eat. It looked like one of those abandoned places in the middle of nowhere in some road. Like all in the town, old and dusty.
A little bell rang when she opened the door. There were two old men in a table drinking coffee and talking, in a corner a woman, reading a magazine and eating a sandwich, and that was all. She sat on a table near to the window.
The waitress came to her, a middle aged woman, with her hair tied up and a yellow apron around her waist. "Hello darling, do you want something to eat or maybe a soda?" She said wearing a warm smile.
"Can I see the menu?" Fay asked shyly while biting her bottom lip a little.
"Well, we don't have a lot to offer at this hour, we just have coffee, ham sandwich and soda, so, what would it be?" The waitress said ready to write the order on a little notebook even though she wouldn't write anything on it since there was no need for it.
"Ok…I want a sandwich and a coke please"
"In a minute" the waitress said smiling as she walked back to the kitchen.
Fay was pleased to find that people seemed to be nice in the new place. She had only talked with the waitress, but it was good enough, a nice first encounter was always good.
The little bell on the door rang again, she looked at it to see a pink haired girl with a red ribbon on her hair walking in happily, singing a song she didn't know. The girl looked surprised when she saw Fay so she looked away, out of the window blushing a little.
Being perfectly aware of her position as the new girl, she thought that even so, that girl didn't have to look at her like she was some circus freak or something. Fay saw her walking to the table where the woman with the magazine was sitting at.
"Mom!" the girl said giggling.
"Oh, hi Gili, did you bring me what I asked you?
The red haired girl focused in watching out the window, not wanting to overhear others' conversation.
"Here you are sweetie, ham sandwich and coke." The waitress said as she put the plate on the table along with the soda.
"Oh, thank you very much." Fay said smiling at her. The waitress went back to talk with the two man that were at the other side of the place.
"Okay mom, I'll be home soon, don't worry." Fay heard the girl saying to her mom as the woman walked out of the door.
Now the girl was standing next to Fay and she looked at her sheepishly.
"Can I sit with you?" The girl asked smiling while looking into the empty seat in front of Fay.
"Of-of course, if you want to."
"Are you new here? Are you going to live in the town or are you just visiting?" Bright green eyes, wide in emotion, stared at Fay waiting for an answer.
"Well, y-yes, I'm living her, I-I just moved in with my mom. I already knew this place since I lived here for two months but that was like ten years ago, so…yes, th-that's it." Fay smiled at her feeling a little blush on her cheeks.
"Really? That's so cool! We don't have new people around here very often, we gonna be great friends, oh…I'm Gili by the way, nice to meet you." She said still smiling joyfully.
"Fay. Ni-nice to meet you too."
"Huh…do you go the Happy Tree High School?" Fay added a little less anxious now.
"Yes! Of course, since it's the only high school around here, you're going there too, right? This is great! I have a new friend to show off." The girl said laughing as Fay nodded surprised.
Gili looked so pretty, like a little and innocent kid in a candy store with her green eyes shining in emotion, Fay couldn't believe she was so happy over her being the new girl in town. She assumed nothing very exciting happened around there, ever.
"And where are you living Fay?" Gili said as she played with one strand of her hair.
"Oh …Hmm, d-do you know that big playground that has that large tree just in the middle of it?"
It was the only park for kids there actually, in the center of town.
"Of course I know it! So you are staying at that gray house in front of the park I suppose since it was the only vacant house around there." Gili said with a wide smile.
"Yes! That's the one."
After talking for a whole hour they went out of the coffee shop. Gili was nice and caring, Fay really liked her and hopped them to be great friends as Gili had said. They interchanged cell numbers as they walked through the obscure streets, it was getting late.
"I live one street down your house, so we can walk to school together!" Gili said as they got to the corner of the park.
"Ye…yes, of course."
"Okay! Then I'll come for you at 8:30 on Monday." They pink haired stated as she ran down the street. Fay waved smiling at her and went into the house.
Nothing interesting happened on weekend. Even so, she was really excited for going to school and meeting Gili again, maybe her staying there wasn't going to be such a bother.
Fay woke up early in the morning and got ready for school. She wore a black strappy shirt with an oversized purple blouse over, it came down in one side showing one of her shoulders and the sleeves covered her hands. Light blue skinny jeans and black converse. Her hair was a bit messy as always. It was long and red, kind of curly but not too much. She didn't really hate it though sometimes she found some little papers or leaves tangled on it, she didn't even know how they got to her hair.
She gazed at her image in the mirror. Her skin was pale white and she had beautiful amber big eyes, a pretty and childish face and her red shining hair matched really well with her skin, although she didn't think of herself as pretty, just too regular and plain.
Fay ran down the stairs and went to the kitchen to drink only a cup of coffee, she didn't want to eat anything else since she was too nervous. She heard someone knocking on the door and jumped from the seat while feeling butterflies going like crazy in her stomach. She took a deep encouraging breath and walked to the door.
"Good morning~ Oh, you look so cute. Ready for first day of class?" A slightly hyper Gili asked, smiling happily at Fay who nodded.
"Oh, this is so great, my friends are gonna love you, I can't wait to introduce you to them, I think you're going to like the school." Said the pink haired girl while clapping her hands excited.
"Wha...what if we aren't in the same classes." Fay asked looking down at her shoes.
"What? No! I hadn't thought about that." Gili said, she really wanted to be friends with Fay, and it wasn't just because she wanted to show off being friends with the new girl but she really liked her, Fay looked like such a sweet and caring girl, besides, she was completely willing to help her adapt to the new school.
"Well, I guess I can talk with Mr. Lumpkin if we aren't in same classes, I can tell him I just want to help you."
"Do you think that will work?" Fay asked looking at Gili's eyes and smiling a bit.
"Yes, of course! I just have to put up my puppy eyes." Gili replied giggling, seeing how Fay looked happy now. "You have to meet with him anyway as soon as we get to school, you will see he's such a nice man."
'Calm down, calm down…Gili said he was nice'.
"If you want to I can go in with you." Gili said trying to comfort Fay seeing how she was so nervous about talking with the school's principal.
"N-no, don't worry! I'll be fine, hehe." Fay said smiling. It was so embarrassing to be so worry over a stupid thing like talking with the principal.
"Fay?" A tall blue haired man walked out the door of the office, looking at Fay with a wide smile. He looked kind of goofy as his hair was all put back with gel and the knot of his tie wasn't done in the right way but he seemed like a really nice person.
"Ye-yes! Good morning, I…I'm the new student so I came for my schedule and to turn in m-my papers."
"Of course darling, I was waiting for you, come in." She stood up from the seat and followed Mr. Lumpkin.
"Take a sit please…So how are you doing?" He asked while taking the papers Fay was giving to him and tipping her information on the computer.
"It-it has been very nice, I didn't think I would like it here but the people in Happy Tree are really nice."
"So have you made friends already?" He asked looking at her over the frame of his glasses with a bit of a smirk on his face.
"Well…yes I met a really nice girl on Friday and she's helped me with everything."
"I'm pleased to hear that". He affirmed as he grabbed a paper from the printer. "Here you are, this is your schedule, all the classrooms and classes are there, you would have to choose a complementary class though, but that will be next week, any question you might have about it or about anything else please feel free to come and ask me and I'll be willing to help you, ok?" He said looking at her warmly as she nodded.
"Thank you very much!" Fay said as she walked out of the office.
"Okay, see you later, have a nice day".
She closed the door after her to see Gili smiling and holding out her hands asking for Fay's schedule to see if they had classes together. "See! See! I knew it! He put you in the same classes I am!"
"Re-Really? Wow, he really is nice." Fay's eyes now sparkling with emotion as the two of them walked to the halls of the school.
As the three first classes went by Fay could met some of Gili's friends. There was Cody, a blond guy with honey like eyes, kind of short, dressed with a skater like style which explained the skateboard he was carrying with him when she met him. He was really nice to Fay and for a moment she was sure he was Gili's boyfriend. They just gave off that vibe but later Gili denied Fay's suppositions, clearly feeling a little ashamed.
Then, there was Petunia, a pretty blue haired girl with a small flower shaped pin holding some strands of her long hair at one side, she looked like someone obsessed with her appearance but she was a really pleasant girl. There was also Russell. He looked kind of frightening for Fay with his punk rocker style in his light blue hair and cloths and some piercings on his face and ears but he was really kind offering himself to help her with anything she needed.
Finally, there was Stephen, a guy looked like the smart and kind of geek type. He wore black framed glasses and seemed to be a bit arrogant.
Everything went well the first hours of school, Fay was enjoying her time there, she couldn't believe this town was so good, just the people being so nice to her, thanks to Gili of course, but it made things much better. Gili said that some of her friends were in other classes but they always met at the cafeteria for lunch so Fay would meet them all.
The bell rang announcing the end of biology class. It was time for break so Fay picked up her books and walked with Gili and Stephen towards the door.
"Hmm, Gili…where is the library?" Fay asked looking at her friend.
"What? The library? Aren't you going to go for lunch with us?" Gili said as she stood now in the middle of the hallway staring at Fay.
"Y-yes! I mean…I just want to check if I can borrow a book, I will be with you just in time." Fay added while fidgeting nervously.
"Oh…well, if it's like that I'll go with you." Gili said holding Fay's hand and starting to walk again.
"Actually…" Stephen said "I'm going to the library now to pick some biology books so I can start reading about this week lessons, so I can show you where it is."
"Ye-yeah…thank you! You don't have to worry Gili, go ahead I'll reach you in a moment, I already know where the cafeteria is anyway."
"Hmm…okay." Gili smiled at Fay and walked to her locker to put her books in it. "I'll be waiting for you, don't take too long, ok?" Fay nodded to her and turned around to Stephen as he leaded her to the library.
He explained to her where all the sections were and how she could borrow a book talking a bit too fast but enough for Fay to recollect the information she needed. She went to the Novels section and looked for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, her favorite book when she was a child. After finding out she had lost her copy between movings, she remembered how good it was, wanting to read it again.
After finishing with her search, Fay realized she had definitely lost Stephen as she couldn't see him anywhere, so she decided to go and look for the cafeteria. Probably Gili was already impatient waiting for her.
She walked through the cafeteria door while looking down at the book in her hands, happy that she had found it. Suddenly, there was a dizzying feeling as she nearly fell backwards. It happened because she had inadvertently bumped into someone, dropping her book.
"S-sorry!" She almost screamed leaning down to pick up her book feeling now a burning blush on her cheeks.
"Are you okay?"
She hadn't realized he was leaning down in front of her, trying to help her as she felt her hand on his, because, well, she hadn't seen that he was already picking up the book for her. She was still looking at the book, now at both of their hands, feeling as if she was going to pass out of embarrassment.
Still trying to focus her vision she met with military boots, camouflage pants, black t-shirt, and dog tags holding from his neck.
'What is it? Did I accidentally go to the army instead of the school cafeteria?' She though, now looking up at him, finding shining dark green eyes staring at her with a worried expression. He helped her to stand up.
"Y...yes, I'm truly sorry, I-I didn't want to-"
"Don't worry, it was nothing," He said smiling. "I think I haven't seen you before." The boy added while gazing at her curiously.
"Hmm…yes, I-I just moved in." She said sheepishly looking at him, his eyes looking into hers warmly as he smiled.
"What is it? What happened here? Who the hell is she?" A girl appeared right behind him looking up and down at Fay with a hatred stare. She had purple hair that matched with her eyes, and even though they were sharp they looked pretty whit her thick eyelashes, pale skin and soft pink lips.
He sighed, now covering his face with his hand then letting it go down as he looked back at the girl.
"Nothing. Nothing happened Lannie."
Fay just stood there, her eyes wide as she looked at the two of them confused with what was happening.
"See you around, I guess and sorry for throwing your book." He said as he walked pass the two girls not looking at any of them.
Lannie looked one more time at Fay making it clear that she didn't like her and then going after him.
"Wh-what was that?" She asked herself. Then, she realized that everyone on the cafeteria was staring at her.
Thats it! First chap. Please review! ^o^