Disclaimer: I don't own YuruYuri! It belongs to its creator, Namori! I also don't own the song "According to You," which belongs to the band Orianthi.


Chapter 1: But According to Akane

Akari Akaza's purple eyes were wide in panic as she paced frantically around her homeroom class. "What am I going to do about Onee-chan's paper?!" she whimpered sadly, wringing her hands in worry. Her worry had escalated to the point of where it felt as if her stomach had twisted into knots…

"Don't worry, Akari." Yui said gently, giving the worried, red-haired girl a calming smile and placing a reassuring hand on her shoulder, "We'll help you find the paper at lunch time."

Akari let out a sigh of relief. A second later, she felt another hand land on her opposite shoulder.

"Yeah! We'll get the whole Amusement Club and Student Council looking for it. With that many people looking, we're bound to find it!" Kyouko said with a confident grin, sending her purple-eyed friend a thumbs-up, "Just come to the tea house at lunch and we'll start our search from there."

Akari smiled happily. "Sure! Thanks so much, you guys!" the red-haired girl said excitedly, her worried mood brightening exponentially. Her best friends gave her reassuring smiles before heading off to their homeroom class. Akari sat down at her desk.

'This is so great! I'm really glad my friends are going to help me!' the sweet girl thought, full of appreciation and hope.

(That afternoon, at lunch time…)


The door to the Amusement Club's club room shot open with a BANG!

"TOSHINO KYOUKO!" a flustered voice shouted. Kyouko's, as well as Yui's, eyes widened in surprise at the unexpected exclamation. Sugiura Ayano looked into the faces of her friends with a panicked and serious expression. "Somebody slipped chocolate into Chitose's lunch, and now Chitose's on a rampage throughout the school! We have to stop her!"

There was a short pause as the two Amusement Club members processed the information.

Kyouko stood from her seat. "Alllll right!" the blond shouted passionately, an excited glint in her eyes as she clenched her fists. The thought of kissing a girl had erased all other thoughts (and commitments) from her one-track mind.

Yui gave her childhood friend a stern look.

"Wait, Kyouko, we have to help Akari find-"

Before the black-haired girl could finish her sentence, Ayano Sugiura's strong but shaking voice cut in:

"We…We might have to…" The raspberry-haired girl's cheeks were stained crimson with an intense blush… "K-k-…Kiss…this time, Toshino Kyouko…" Ayano looked at the ground shyly, digging the toe of her shoe into the ground nervously…"On….On the mouth…"

"YES! I get to kiss MORE than one girl!?" Kyouko cried, her eyes lighting up even more, "Let's Go!"

The passionate blond dashed out of the room, dragging the blushing Ayano with her.

Yui's eyes widened, her breath catching in her throat as Kyouko's words hit her.

'Like hell I'm going to let Kyouko kiss anybody else but Me again!' The black-haired girl thought angrily as she raced out of the room and after her friends.

A few minutes later…

Akari walked into the tea room, a hopeful smile lighting up her face. "Hi, guys! Thanks again for agreeing to help me look for…" The red-haired girl fell silent as she realized that there was nobody in the club room. Tears began to form in her light purple eyes…

"Not again!" Akari cried sadly, "Why do they always forget me?!"

(And in the tv show, the scene would (for very successful comedic effect) leave Akari there; instead focusing on the scene with the rest of the middle school group. But instead of that, we'll go to a different, slightly more Akari-based scene…)


**If you do not know the tune of, lyrics of, and feelings behind the song "According to You" by Orianthi, I highly recommend you listen to the song before reading this part of the fanfic.**

Akane sighed sadly, resting her cheek against her hand as she gazed down at the paper in front of her. The only other Pre-health major in Akane's group of friends, Tomoko, had left early from their biology elective class to do volunteer work needed for her major. As a result, the red-haired beauty was (figuratively) all alone. This particular class (not because of its course material, but because of some of the students who were in the class) was not one of Akane's favorites. Except for Tomoko, the other students in the class were either too shy to even look at Akane, or were perverts who spent the class oogling and hitting on the red-haired girl.

Currently, the professor was reviewing for an upcoming exam (which the popular red-head was sure she would have no trouble earning a perfect score on), so Akane had decided to tune out the world around her and look over another song she had been working on. This song had come to the red-haired college student after she'd consoled a crying Akari through many heart-to-heart conversations, in which the middle-school student would explain how her friends would forget her. These situations, confessions and crying/comforting sessions would, unfortunately, take place on a daily basis. Akane's heart would always break as she held her upset and frustrated sister close, reassuring the younger girl that she truly did matter, no matter what anybody else thought.

'I just wish that the world would see her as I do…' Akane had thought in frustration one day as she thought of the rejection that Akari had experienced. And that is how this song came to be:


"According to Them"

((A/N: From and to the tune of "According to You" by Orianthi))

According to them,

She's average,

Invisible,

She doesn't have a pre-sence.

According to them,

She can't be a

Main character,

She's not fit for the spot light.

She's a mess, in a dress,

Can't say a cool line,

Even if it would save

her pride.

According to them.

…According to them.

But according to me!

She's beautiful!

Incredible!

I can't get her out of my head!

According to me,

She's funny!

Irresistible!

Everything I've ever wanted!

Everything is opposite,

And, I can't stop feeling this,

So please don't tell me what I've got

to lose.

I'm into her for everything

she's not,

According to them.

According to them,

She's boring,

Not special,

And they don't see her sitting there.

According to them,

She sucks at, telling

jokes,

because her puns are too corny.

She's the girl

who is the

main cha-rac-ter,

They're the ones,

Who ignore that fact.

According to them.

According to them…

But according to me!

She's beautiful!

Incredible!

I can't get her out of my head!

According to me,

She's funny!

Irresistible!

Everything I've ever wanted!

Everything is opposite,

And, I can't stop feeling this,

So please don't tell me what I've got

to lose.

I'm into her for everything

she's not,

According to them.

She needs to feel,

appreciated,

Like she's not faded,

Oh, no!

Why can't they,

see her through my eyes?

I'm so sad they're, making my girl cry!

*Music Break*

So according to me,

They're blind and,

They're crazy,

Can't see her kind heart in-side.

'Cause according to me!

She's beautiful!

Incredible!

I can't get her out of my head!

According to me,

She's funny!

Irresistible!

Everything I've ever wanted!

Everything is opposite,

And, I can't stop feeling this,

So please don't tell me what I've got

to lose.

I'm into her for everything

she's not,

According to them. (Them, them.)

According to them. (Them, them.)

According to them,

She's average…

Invisible…

She doesn't have a pre-sence…


Akane sighed, picking up her textbook and folders as she was shaken out of her thoughts by the sound of her classmates standing up around her. Her last class of the day was over, and it was time for the popular girl to meet her friends in the courtyard before they all went home, back to their dorms or (in Akane's case) to a shift at a part-time job.

'I wonder how Akari's doing?' Akane thought, making her way toward the classroom's door. 'I hope her day went well…'

The red-haired girl passed many classmates in the hallway, unaware of the admiring stares they sent her way. A gentle and concerned expression adorned her face as the red-haired beauty thought sincerely:

'Akari is… so important to me. I wish I could let her know that, so she'd be able to realize… what an amazing person she truly is.'