The Midnight Channel Is Back!? Seriously!?
Chapter 1: Emotions
I looked at the sky and noticed the clouds were clear and birds were flying in the sky, I smiled. My name is Nanako Dojima I'm 16 years old, I go to Yasogami high school. A couple of years back when I was 6 years old my cousin Yu Narukami (who I call Big Bro) came to stay with me and my Dad, while his parents were over seas. When he first came I was a little weary of him, I wasn't sure what to make of him, but now I'm really happy he came when he did. I had so much fun hanging out with him, Yosuke-kun, Chie-chan, Yukiko-chan too. Oh I almost forgot Nato-chan, Kanji-kun, and Rise-chan.
Sadly I don't get to see any of them that much sometimes on holidays, they all graduated awhile back. Chie-chan went to a famous police academy in Tokyo. Yosuke-kun, went to a law school in Kyoto, The last time I heard from Yukiko-chan she was traveling around the world, the last I heard she was in America trying to look for a part-time job. Kanji-Kun still helps out at his Mom's textile shop, it's his 3rd year of high school. Nato-chan(She likes to be called Nato-kun, but with me she doesn't mind if I use chan instead.) still works with the police force, but also helps Kanji-kun sometimes when she can. It's kind of funny, when ever I see Nato-chan hanging out with Kanji-kun I can't help but giggle because I know they both like each other, but their just to afraid to admit it to each other.
Rise-chan sends me postcards from time to time. She still is the famous singer Risette Kujikawa, but when she comes to Inaba, I love hanging out with her we have so much fun and sometimes Teddie if he can tags along with us. Last but not least, Yu-kun or who I like to call Big Bro. Big Bro comes sometimes during holidays, but most of the times his work keeps him busy. He does call every other day though, it makes me happy to hear his voice, especially when I have a bad day. He works at some big high-tech company in Tokyo, but I'm not sure what the name was exactly but, he doing good.
Luckily for me, I still have my most trusted and best friend Teddie with me to keep me company so I'm not lonely. Teddie now goes to the same high school I go to but, he's a 2nd year. Now your probably wondering why Teddie's in high school, well before everyone graduated and went their separate ways Yosuke-kun decided Teddie needed to expand his knowledge of the world around him and decided to enroll him in school. At first Teddie was against it complaining every chance he got, hoping Yosuke-kun would budge. But nope for once Yosuke-kun put his foot down and said, "Nope! Ted you're going to school whether you like it or not, you'll be fine." Teddie was so upset at first that he didn't talk to anyone for days. Things started to get better though, as he went to school day after day to the point where he loved it.
Teddie got really happy when heard I would be a 1st year at his school. When I first arrived he showed me around school and we ate lunch together on the rooftop of the school. Well we actually still do that, but hanging out with Teddie made me realize that I really like Teddie, like if I lost him my life would come to a complete stop. I don't think I would be able to face the world anymore without him.
Well enough with the introduction, on with the story!
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"Nana-chan, Nana-chan!" School had finally ended and I decided to head straight home so I could make dinner before my dad got home, when I heard a familiar voice call me from behind, it was none other than Teddie, my trusted and loyal best friend, who I secretly had feelings for. I stopped so he could catch up to me. "Hi, Teddie. What's up do you need me for something?" I asked. Teddie looked at me with an embarrassed look on his face, "W-Well I don't need anything important, I just wanted to ask you if you minded if I walked with you to your house, before I head to work." I giggled, Teddie was taken back a bit, "What's so funny Nana-chan?" I looked at him a smile on my face, "Teddie, you walk home with me everyday, so why'd you ask this time?"
"Well I. . . I don't know I guess I just felt like asking this time, like it felt wrong if I didn't ask."
"Oh, ok. Well let's get going I need to get home to make dinner before my dad get's off of work."
Teddie gave me a smile that made my heart melt into butter. It's kind of weird now that I think about it, every time Teddie gives me that smile I know that, that smile is only meant for me and me alone and no one else get's to see this smile, it makes me so happy. So Teddie and I started to head in the direction of my house and as we were walking I felt the sudden urge to reach out and take his hand in mine and just walk all the way home like that, but I know I couldn't I didn't want to freak Teddie out or do something that could make our relationship awkward, so I refrained. Little did I know that Teddie wanted to do the same thing, but held back for the same reasons I did.
There was an awkward silence building between Teddie and I, I didn't know what to say to break it, but luckily Teddie decided to speak.
"So, Nana-chan how was class for you today?"
"Well, it was pretty normal for me as always, except someone wrote me a love letter and put it in my locker."
As I said that I noticed Teddie's body language changed, his shoulders became tense, his eyes looked straight at the ground. Even though I know Teddie was waiting for an answer I couldn't help but admire his cute face, a blush appeared on my cheeks.
"I found the person that gave me the letter and I turned them down, the guy wasn't the guy I liked." That's when I noticed Teddie's shoulder start to relax and his eyes were no longer looking at the ground. "So Nana-chan you have someone you like?" he asked. I just smiled as I looked at two blue birds soar across the sky.
"S-So who is it?"
"Sorry, but I can't tell you, you're just going to have to figure that out by yourself."
"Aw, please! Not one hint?"
"Aw, no fair! You're being like Yosuke when he made me start school!" Teddie whined, a pout on his face. I couldn't help but giggle, it was so cute.
"Well anyway, So Teddie what are you going to do for your birthday?"
"Well, I wasn't doing anything I was just going to go to work, then go grab a bite to eat and then og home and sleep."
"Aw, Teddie that's not fun! It's your birthday! How about you and I go get ice cream, or go see a movie or something?" I said. Teddie looked kind of nervous at the idea.
"Well, I don't know. Won't your dad be mad?"
"I'm sure my dad won't mind, it's not like you're some totally random hot boy or-" I gasped at what I just said, 'Did I just say Teddie was hot?' I looked at Teddie, his face was really red.
"I. . . Um I. . ." Teddie was at a loss words. He finally regained his thoughts, "You think I'm "hot" Nana-chan?" he asked.
"I. . . I. . ." My face was just as red as Teddie's was a minute ago. I started to walk away, when I felt a warm hand grab mine.
"Nanako-chan, please." He looked at me with a concerned look on his face. I softly pulled my hand out of Teddie grasp and looked down at the cement, I couldn't look him in the eye, I took a deep breath before I spoke, "Well Teddie, I'm not sure how I feel about you. It's not like I don't like you as my best friend, you'll always be my trusty and loyal best friend, but I'm not sure if I-" I didn't need to finish the sentence he knew exactly what I meant, "So you're not sure if you like me in a "hot stud" kind of way right?" he asked.
"Y-Yeah," I said still looking down to afraid to look him in the eye. That's when I felt Teddie's finger lift my chin so that way I could look him in the eye, I tried to avert my eyes, but then I heard Teddie's sweet and innocent voice, "Please, Nana-chan look at me," he said a caring look in his eyes. "Nana-chan, It's ok if you don't know how you feel. I actually am not sure how I feel about you either I. . ." That's when I understood we both had conflicting feelings for each other and it would take some time to sort out, "It's ok Teddie, I understand you don't have to say anymore. Now let's go, my dad's going to be home soon and you're going to be late for work." We both continued to walk toward my house both trying to straighten out our feelings for the other.
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I walked quietly behind Nana-chan without saying a word. What could say Nanako was my best friend, but was she someone I truly liked in "that" way? I wasn't really sure, but I know I'd figure it out. Maybe if I talked to Yosuke, or Sensei maybe they could help. I decided to give each of them a call after work to see what they would say.
"Well, it looks like were here!" I heard Nana-chan say. I looked up and we were at Nanako-chan's house. She opened the front gate and I followed her to the door, she reached inside her bag and grabbed her key and put it in the lock, opened the door and stepped inside, "Well Nanako-chan I'll see you-" I began to walk away when I heard her yell, "Wait!" she said. I turned around to face her, "What's wrong Nana-chan?" I asked.
"Could you come here for a second?" she asked a hint of nervousness in her voice. I walked back up to the door, I noticed her face was really red, "Nanako-chan are you-" Before I could ask what was wrong I felt Nanako's soft lips touch my cheek. I felt my face get hot, if felt like me and Yosuke had switched places and I said something that pissed Chie-chan off and she kicked me with all her strength.
"Na-Na-Nanako-chan!" I stammered. Nanako saw the look on my face and started giggling. "Go Teddie! Otherwise you'll be late!" she said. "R-Right!" I had finally gained my composer and waved to Nana-chan one more time and the started to walk to Junes.
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The two teenagers didn't know it, but what happened many years ago in the rural town of Inaba as resurfaced. But this time as strong as ever will the town be affected again or will it be the world?!
To Be Continued!
A/N: This is my first Persona 4 story. This is a Nanako and Teddie stories, other pairings will appear in later chapters and just to clarify Nanako will have a Persona, I always thought she should've had one just like Ken in Persona 3 but. . . Oh well. Anyway I hope you liked this first chapter stay tuned for the rest:) Sorry if the characters are OOC.