Disclaimer: I do not own Escaflowne

Rain

The weather seemed to be reflecting her mood today - dark skies and pouring rain. She hated the rain. She'd forgotten her umbrella and only had a thin coat to protect her from the elements. She began her long walk home from school pulling her collar up as high as it would go and ducking her head to try and keep as dry as possible. The rain seemed to suddenly stop and everything took on a blue hue. Looking up she saw her best friend Van walking beside her holding an umbrella over them both with a concerned look on his face.

"Forgotten to bring an umbrella again? You're gonna catch a cold if you're not careful!"

She smiled up at him and linked her arm through his. Maybe the rain wasn't so bad after all.