Better Together
Okita X Kagura
Chapter 1: Promise of Childhood


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I wonder where is she now?

I was loitering at a branch of a mango tree when a pale skinned, blue eyed, vermilion haired girl caught my eye. Her hair was tied in buns, she was wearing a cheongsam and had a stupid umbrella with her she looked like at my age- wait, no 1 year younger than me maybe 5 or 4? She looks like a weakling. Just a touch would break anytime.

Better not get involved.

I wouldn't want to waste my precious time on looking at an ugly girl so I just tsk-ed my tongue and put my red mask that was on my neck to my eyes.

A few seconds later I heard light footsteps seems like the brat was standing in front of me, her umbrella pointing towards me like it was some sort of a gun. Looking at her face a scowl was plastered on her face which changed into disgust.

I put my mask up to my forehead and raised a brow. "What do you want? I'm sleeping here, you see. I don't want to waste my time by talking to you so if just go then Shoo." I said like scramming a dog and muttered, "Brat." When I was going to put my mask back to my eyes I heard that her umbrella clicked.

The nerve of this Chinese brat.

"Hey, play with me for a while I'm here and if you do I won't tell your sister that you've been planning to kill her boyfriend since you see him in the first time." She said bluntly with a dumb grin spreading on her lips.

I sigh and took my mask of, put it inside my yukata into my secret pocket. I stood up groggily and I stared at her. "You're kidding right? Dare to do it then I will kill you right on your spot." I said in my most scariest voice I used in my 6 years of living in earth and take a look at that.

It's not very effective.

She put her umbrella down and burst up laughing. I knew that I should've just ignored her, I don't want to get accused on making a girl crazy on me.

"You're funny so the rumors are true, huh?" She said and smiled warmly at me. The familiarity of it to my sister's made me almost take her hand for a shake but I just stared at it and put on my poker face when I regained my composure.

"What rumors?" I asked.

"I wanted to be your friend your true friend by the way not fake, I would only be here in a day or if I'm lucky 2 or 3 months so I'm finding a friend for a while." She shrugged as she dropped her hand, adding, "Every kid here said that I'm too mean and told me to scram like a dog, like you did just a while ago."

She shot me a glare then continued. "They told me to play with you cause you're the strongest kid they know." Her lips formed a dark grin, "Also to blackmail you with your sister about a mayonnaise man."

"And so? What do you want?" I looked down at her, sitting back down on the branch but due to my stupidity I slipped and fell.

Instead of moss and dirt to greet me the Chinese girl caught me solidly.

Well now I owe her something and I feel like a bride. Just great.

"Be my friend, sadist!" She beamed as if my weigh was nothing to her. "I won't let you go til you agree." She childishly threatened tightening her grip on me.
I tried to get myself free and when she was too good at that I raised my fist and landed a punch on her instead. She let me go out of surprise making me land on my butt but I was up and running before she could do something.

To my disbelief she chased me and before I knew it she was right behind me crying out desperately, "Wait! Don't leave!" Then she hugged me so I quickly stopped before we both trip.

"I want to be your friend." She told me, burying her head on my back.

Maybe it was her dedication that moved me that time or maybe it was my conscience punching me on the face that made me do it or possibly just the fact that I never liked to see girls crying because of me.

I sighed and mumbled a simple, "Fine." I owe her a broken butt anyway but another pain in the ass wouldn't sound as good.

Her face lit up instantly as she lets go of me, giddily jumping on her feet looking at me as if I'm the miracle she was waiting for. For some reason my tiny body wished to feel more of her comforting warmth.

"Really?"

I looked back to reply, "Yeah, I'll be your friend and you'll be my manservant. Also I want a match." My pride wouldn't just ignore that you're stronger than me on manpower.

"So when's the match Sadist?"

"None of your business. Don't call me Sadist, China"

"Then don't call me China, Sadist."

"Your voice is killing my ears China." I said then her face turned into a scowl.

"Then what about starting the match now, bastard?"

She cracked her knuckles, taunting me, and taking her battle stance. The brat looks like she knows what she's doing. I stood up and took a few steps back at my favorite tree then stood on my battle stance too, I stretched my right hand in the direction of China then moved my middle and index finger signaling her to take the first move.

I smirked when I saw a vein popped on her forehead, she moved in lightning speed that was unbelievable.

She's the one that taught me to not to judge a book by it's cover.

She caught me off guard at her speed and kicked my stomach but unfortunately for her, my hands caught her foot. I flew her up like a bird then dropped her like a rock. A chuckle escapes my lips on how she landed. At the distance she glared at me then she sat up. I thought she was surrendering but she kicked my leg sideways and I ,the almighty Sougo Okita, fell on the ground because a stupid brat that I just met.

"Hey that's not fair I won already, you know." I started. "You're a cheater and also you're a dirty player." I ranted and thought of a quick threat that I hoped that would work, "I'll tell your brother about this." I sat up while rubbing my leg that she kicked a while ago. She was laughing so hard that she was already clutching her stomach, out of breath. Then she stopped her giggles.

What is she really crazy?

I've noticed that she seems to be paler than before which is weird cause her skin is the most palest skin I've ever seen.

Well at least look at that what I've invented is real, yes.

Praise me, I'm really a genius.

"I'll do anything just don't tell onii-chan and don't make me your slave, Sadist." She babbled so quickly I almost didn't catch it but sure? Why not?

"Then China let me call you that and since you move like a boy and you have a very foul mouth." The brat was about to open her mouth to protest but I cut her off, "Starting this day you would cross dress as a boy and the last letters of your name will be me. M-e. Me." I emphasized and continued on, "That'll have to continue til you move out but the cross dress will start tomorrow. If you don't do what I did I'll tell him and also don't tell my sister that! Understand?"

"Eehh, but why cross dress?" She childishly complained.

"Because I told you so and because with that you'll remember me, the great friend of yours." I grinned. "By the way this tree will be our base to meet up." By the word tree I pointed to the mango tree behind me.

"Sure." She agreed, pouting at me. It was my time to offer a hand and she shook it gladly.

I heard a cab honking at me so I snapped my thoughts, that happened a decade ago. Maybe she forgot me already but looking back we don't know each other names. I just chuckled at that then continued to walk.

Let's hope that she kept her word at our promise.


Update: haha !

Promise of the World - Chiako Baisho

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