A Cruel Romance; Rin X Len

Chapter 1: Mixed Feelings

A young girl with shoulder length blonde hair looked like a baby tiger stalking her prey from behind a wall, though her white ribbon made her look more like a bunny. Her clear blue eyes were glistening with excitement as she crept in closer. The boy, she looked as if she was ready to pounce on, looked just like her, but his hair was put up in a short ponytail. His cow lick made him look like a little chick.

"LEN!" she screamed as she glomped him from behind.

"Hey! What do you think you're doing, Rin?"

"Umm, hugging you?"

"Well, get off!" Rin chuckled; she could tell he was embarrassed because his ears were bright red. They have been together since birth; that's 14 years that they've been together. She always loved how he got embarrassed so easily. She found it... cute. Very cute.

"What's there to be embarrassed about? Hahaha, you're so cute!" Her smile stretched across her face and showed one of her little carnivore teeth.

"Shut up! I'm not embarrassed. You're just annoying!" he said, lying through his teeth as he shook her off of his back.

"What did you just say?" Rin said very slowly as her anger built up. She was forcing on a smile but it was twitching. Not a very good sign...

"I-I didn't s-say anything." A dark aura was coming out of Rin.

"I'll let this go but just this once so you better be grateful," she said pouting.

"Rin! Len! Good morning!" shouted Gumi. A green haired girl their age came running towards them.

"Good morning Gumi," Len replied.

"Ah, Gumi! Good morning!" Rin greeted her with a goofy smile and an overly tight hug.

"Gumi! Wait up for me! Geez, what girl runs that fast?" Gumo complained.

"Morning Gumo!" Rin and Len greeted.

"Morning guys."

"Well, I run that fast," said Gumi.

"And? I said what girl. You don't count."

"Wha? What do you mean? Are you saying that I don't count as a girl?"

"No girl I know karate chops someone on the head."

"It was your fault because you made me mad! Hmph!" Gumi punched Gumo in his stomach and stormed off as the bell rang for them to get to their classes. Gumo's face turned pale.

"Gumi is definitely not a girl... ouch," he said while rubbing his stomach.

"Len, what club are you joining?" Rin asked excitedly.

'Her eyes are glistening again, why do they always do that? They make me feel weak for some reason. Probably because they are the only cute thing about my twin sister,' Len thought to himself.

"Art," Len said trying to not look at her face.

"Then I'm joining Art too!"

"W-what? Why?"

"Because you're joining Art so I want to join Art too." Len's face turned a bright red as he stared at the ground.

"D-don't be stupid!"

"Hey! I'm not stupid! Take that back!" Why does he always make fun of me? I'm just being nice by letting him spend some time with me. He should be happy.

"No way. You are stupid!"

Why is he so stubborn? He's just a few minutes older than me. Who does he think he is?

Just because we're twins doesn't mean we should do everything together," Len said under his breath with a pained look on his face. This hurt Rin more than Len knew.

Why does it hurt when he says that? I don't even care that he called me stupid. Is it really that wrong that I like to spend time with him?

"Idiot!" Rin shouted as she ran off. Len just stayed silent and looked away. It pained him to see her go but he couldn't bring himself to stop her.

Why did I do that? Rin stayed alone in her room for the rest of the night thinking about what happened over and over again. Why does this bother me so much? He's just my twin brother so how come when he says it... How come it hurts so much? I don't understand! I don't understand these feelings!

A week has past and Rin and Len have grown very distant. They live in the same house and go to the same school but they avoid each other. It has come to the point where they can't even look at each other, let alone talk to each other.

Rin was staring up at the sky laying under a tree in the lush, soft grass. She used to be very hyper and run around with her friends all the time but recently she has distanced herself from everyone. Now she keeps spacing out and spending more and more time alone staring out into the sky.

I like looking up at the sky. The world is so big and vast. It makes me feel small and my worries even smaller.

Rin sighed.

"Rin? Are you okay?"

"Hm?" That voice sounds so nostalgic. Rin opened her eyes and saw blonde locks of hair and worried deep blue eyes.

"Len? Is that you?" Rin asked rubbing the sleep from her eyes.

"Yeah, it's me."

Rin was shocked that he would even talk to her. She always came over to him to start conversation, it was never the other way around.

"Rin, a-are you s-still mad at me?" Len asked, his cheeks pink from embarrassment. Rin was so happy that she jumped up from the ground and hugged him as tight as she could. That one week felt like an eternity to her.

"No! I'm not mad!" she yelled as her eyes started to water. With every passing second she hugged him just a little tighter just to make sure he was really there and this wasn't a dream.

"W-what are you doing? I knew I shouldn't have checked on you!" Len yelled, burying his face into Rin's shoulder. His whole face was bright red and his heart wouldn't shut up.

"I'm hugging you of course!" she shouted merrily. Len slowly put his hands on her back and gently hugged her back.

"Stupid, that's not what I meant." He hugged her tighter and his face grew hotter. He gathered all of his courage and for the first time in a long time told Rin his honest feelings.

"I... I missed you Rin...!" And for the first time ever Rin blushed as her heart skipped a beat. She couldn't help but tease him though. He was so cute and she needed to use something to hide her embarrassment.

"We saw each other everyday. What do you mean you missed me?"

"Shut up! Y-you know what I mean!" Len shouted, hugging her even tighter. Rin couldn't stop herself from putting on a big goofy smile. Their quickened heart beats and beat red faces were only the beginning of their complicated relationship.

I love you.

Okay, I know, it was a really short chapter. Just look forward to the next one. Please review and tell me what to think and give me some tips if you can. This is the first story I'm putting up here so I'm a little nervous. =~=;;

X's & O's Yuzu