Author's Note: Hello Lovelies! I'm the type of writer who just wings it and lets the story almost develop itself. I start out with a vague idea and then fill in the blanks as I go. So I could use reviews and feedback. Of course I don't own anything, Oh, but I do own Megumi. She's my own creation. Without further ado, Onward to the Story you have all came to read.
The first day of school was slightly intimidating for Megumi. The sheer number of kids walking into the school was enough to make her take a hesitant pause. Jumping into a school during the middle of the year as a senior was enough of a challenge, not to mention all the gossip that went around about the gangs that walked openly about. Moving here hadn't been her idea of a good time, but she had to move where her uncle's business was. At that moment it was here.
Taking a second to look around, she was amazed at the amount of pretty girls that walked around her. She wasn't horrible looking, quite contrary in fact. She had done some amateur modeling. Her long, wavy auburn hair, milky pale skin, and olive green eyes made her quite a sight to see, not to mention that she was an avid gymnast with a body that proved it. She was self-conscious when it came to her chest though. Larger than the average high school girl, she had often been the subject of gossip winding around to whispers of her having plastic surgery to enhance her chest. They weren't true, however people had a tendency to think and believe what they wanted to.
With a deep breath she tugged her uniform's shirt down a bit self-consciously and headed towards the school. A couple of boys came running from behind her and one pushed into her shoulder in his haste to get into the school. Megumi stumbled into a girl walking next to her and they both had their books drop to the ground. "I am so sorry." Megumi said, startled by the contact. Reaching down to pick up her books, the other girl replied sweetly, "It's perfectly fine. Those kids should have watched where they were running. It wasn't your fault."
Rising from the ground, Megumi looked at the other girl. She was shorter than Megumi by at least 2 inches, but that wasn't saying much seeing as how she was 5 foot 7. She had blonde hair braided down her back with a few face framing pieces and gorgeous blue eyes that were framed by round glasses. Her smile was sweet and her face kind. By the uniform she wore Megumi could tell she was a freshman. She extended a hand. "I'm Miu. It's nice to meet you." Megumi took her hand. "Nice to meet you as well, I'm Megumi." Miu took a glance at her books and uniform. "I've never seen you in the senior class before. Are you new?" Miu asked her with a smile. Megumi returned the smile and replied, "Yes. Today is my first day. I'm afraid I'll never be able to find anything in that monster of a school though." They shared a quick laugh. "I'll show you to the office. I'm sure they will give you a tour. It's too bad you aren't a freshman or I could show you around." Megumi gave a nod of agreement and the two headed off for the office.
Miu showed Megumi to the office and introduced her to the office lady before waving goodbye. Megumi felt a bit disappointed to have to depart from someone that had been so nice to her so quickly, but was soon being asked a multitude of questions in order to get a schedule in order.
It took a good twenty minutes before all the paperwork was done and the office aid was about to show her around the school. Walking out the door Megumi heard the office aid address someone. "Takeda, want to do me a favor since you're obviously late again?" Megumi turned her head in the direction the aid had spoken and saw a guy standing about 5 feet away. He was taller than her by two or three inches and built lean and solid. He had both hands in his pockets and was idly chewing on a piece of grass. His blue hair was pulled back into a ponytail and Megumi couldn't help but think that it really looked good on him. His brown eyes were bright and flicked with a lighter oak color. He gave a look at the aid and gave a sly smile. "Now why would you even have to think to ask? You know I'd never turn down a request from you." The aid gave a scoff and terribly hidden smile. "Right, Takeda. Any ways, this is Megumi. She's a new senior and needs someone to show her around. You think you can handle that?" The aid asked, placing a hand on her hip. "I guess I could swing it. However, keep in mind that you are keeping me away from valuable learning time." He said with a wink. She chuckled and shook her head. "Be nice. We don't want to scare away new students." He laughed and put his arm around Megumi. "Me? I'm always nice. In fact, that's what they call me, Too Nice Takeda." He said giving the aid a thumbs up. Rolling her eyes, the aid turned back to the office.
Takeda dropped his arm from around Megumi's shoulder and began walking down the hall. "Hey, are you coming?" He called from ahead of her. She came out of her daze and quickly caught the distance between them. They walked in silence for a few moments. "You know, if you don't want to show me around I'm sure I could figure it out." Megumi said quietly. She hated getting attention as the new girl. It was always most awkward. Takeda raised an eyebrow. "If I didn't want to I wouldn't have agreed to it. I just like to give the office women a hard time. Besides, it keeps me out of class longer." Megumi looked at the ground and kept pace with Takeda.
They walked around the school and he showed her where all her classes would be, along with where she could get lunch and the rooms of all the clubs. "Clubs are a pretty big deal around here. I'm in the boxing club, myself. Think you're going to join any?" He asked her. It took her a second to realize that he had just asked her a question. "Oh, I'm not sure. Possibly the gymnastics club, I guess. I'll just have to see if I have time for it." She replied, glancing anywhere but at him. He gave a little nod of his head. "Gymnastics, huh? I hear we have a pretty good team. A freshman is number one right now." Megumi gave a small noise of acknowledgment.
They walked around some more in silence. Megumi's mind was screaming at her to say something, but she was drawing a blank. She could talk about subjects for hours, finding one to talk about though was another story. "Not much of a talker are you?" Takeda asked, bringing her out of her thoughts. Megumi glanced his way. "I'm just a bit awkward is all." She told him, her cheeks tinged with the slightest of pink. He gave her a lop sided smile. "Awkward? It's not very often that a girl as pretty as you is awkward. Most the time they're overconfident if anything." He told her. She blushed even harder and looked at her feet. This made him bark out a laugh. He nudged her with his shoulder. "Oh don't blush. A pretty girl that doesn't think she's too hot for us common folk. Yea, I like it. It's refreshing." This made Megumi flash him a brilliant, genuine smile. "There we go. A real life smile. Now come on, I guess we better get to our class before they think I've gone missing."
Walking into the classroom was like being in a fish bowl. As soon as the door slid open and Takeda walked in the teacher began reprimanding him until he saw Megumi behind him. Whispers started circulating the room as Takeda explained to the teacher about showing her around the school. A few of the girls shot her dirty looks and more than a couple of the guys were staring her up and down. 'I hate this, I hate this, I hate this.' She chanted in her head. Takeda went and sat down. The teacher accepted Megumi's paperwork and looked it over. "Class we have a new student today. Miss Megumi Hijina. Would you like to tell us anything about yourself?" He asked her.
The question seemed to echo in Megumi's mind. Every time she transferred schools she got asked the same question and every time she blanked. To her, there was nothing to tell. She wasn't anything extraordinary. There wasn't anything that she did that was exciting. So she stood there for a moment and then looked at the teacher. "Not really." She told him quietly. A few of the girls snickered in the back. A hand shot up from one of the guys. "Yes?" The teacher asked him. He got a goofy grin on his face as he asked "Aren't you the chick from that Fast Rides magazine? The one with that modeled with that super sick drift car?" Megumi felt her face burn up with heat. She didn't think she could be more embarrassed. She nodded yes. The guy gave a stupid chuckle and gave a high five to his friend sitting next to him. "That's quite enough gentlemen." The teacher said loudly over the burst of conversation that had blossomed over the revealing question. "Please take your seat miss."
Walking to her seat, Megumi caught a glimpse of Takeda. His eyebrows had shot up when she had answered the question and now he watched her with a curious glint in his eye. She sat down in an empty seat behind a girl who wouldn't look at her and in front of a guy that wouldn't stop looking at her. The seat beside her sat empty, giving the rest of the class a nice view of her beet red blush.
Megumi managed to make it through the rest of her classes for the day and had sat alone at lunch, on purpose. She had already been hounded by at least a dozen guys asking for her number, autograph, address, or a mix of the three. All she wanted was to get out of there and go home. It was at least a good thing that she had started on a Friday so she could have the weekend to prepare for the next time she saw anyone.