Living in a Dream
Author's jibberish: My first Saint Tail Chapter fic! Woo-hoo! New territory…scary place. Please, I'd love to hear what you have to say so R+R. Thank you!
"And it has magical charms and everything!" Ryoko exclaimed. "Meimi, you have to go and check it out!"
Meimi Haneoka looked up to her friend. "Hm…it sounds really interesting." She had just heard of a new store called 'Little Gems', a gift shop about 3 blocks away from the school. "Maybe I'll go after school. What do you think, Seira?" Meimi turned to her best friend.
Seira Mimori shook her head. "I'm sorry but Mother Superior wishes to see me after school."
Meimi shrugged. "It's ok. But I don't want to go alone. Who should I ask?" Her eyes turned to a certain dark green hair junior detective that sat a few seats in front of her. Daiki Asuka was talking to his friends. Maybe he'd go, she began to think but dismissed the idea.
"Yeah!" Asuka Jr. exclaimed. "If it wasn't for me, Saint Tail would have been dog food!" He was referring to Saint Tail, the mysterious female thief that steals back items for those who have been cheated or wronged. Last night, a small child's doll was stolen by her classmate. Saint Tail went to that classmate's house and stole it back. Asuka Jr. was on her trail but saved her from being attacked by the mean child's dog. At least, that's what Asuka Jr. told his friends. The truth was that the dog liked Asuka Jr. so much, it jumped on him, therefore distracting his capture. "I let her get away this time!"
Little did he know that his thief was sitting in that very same room. Asuka Jr. had no clue that he was chasing after Meimi Haneoka, who was Saint Tail.
Just ask him! Meimi scolded herself. She stood up and smiled. "Hey, Asuka Jr.!"
He turned to her, his dark forest green eyes locking with her azure ones. "What?"
"How…would…" Meimi stammered, "…you like to go to Little Gems?"
Asuka Jr. lifted an eyebrow. "Little Gems? That one stupid girly gift shop?"
"It's not stupid!"
"Yeah, it is!" Asuka Jr. jumped out of his seat. "It probably sells stupid cheap dolls and charms. Only idiots could fall for that!"
"What did you say?!"
"You heard me!"
"I'd be happy to go with you, Haneoka," came a voice from behind them. He was a tall boy with golden blond hair, coffee brown eyes and a shiny smile to match his good looking features. He was Manato Sawatari, the school's star photojournalist.
"Oh…ok," Meimi hesitantly accepted.
"Great!" Sawatari took her by the hand. "It's a date, let's go! It's just you and me, my Dear!"
Asuka Jr. fumed. He banged his fist against the desk. "Geez, what's with her?!" he grabbed his bag and stormed out of the classroom.
What's with him? Meimi asked herself. She watched Asuka Jr. stomp away as Sawatari was dragging her in the opposite direction. He wasn't jealous…was he?
Little Gems was decorated like a chop in Regency England. The shelves were dark finish cherry wood. The windows were adorned with lace curtains. The wallpaper was dark beige with vertical pink stripes.
"This place is so cute!" Meimi exclaimed.
"Not as cute as you, Haneoka!" Sawatari smiled, gazing at her.
Meimi laughed uncomfortably, trying to ignore the chill running down her spine. She headed to the counter, where the shopkeeper was standing. "Good afternoon," she greeted. "I am Madam Saomi. How may I help you?"
"Actually I'm just looking around," Meimi turned to the display case beneath the counter and saw a gold cross with clover shapes on each end. At the heart of the cross was a red jewel. "Oh wow, it's so pretty!"
"Ah yes. It's called Amelia's Dream," Madam Saomi told her. "There's a legend behind that piece."
"What is it?"
"Long ago, a young woman by the name of Amelia owned the cross. Her grandmother gave it to her and instructed her to put it under her pillow and she would see her soul mate. Amelia did and saw the man she was destined to be with."
"Wow…" Meimi awed at the golden piece. "If only I had enough money…"
"It's ok, Haneoka. You get to see me everyday!" Sawatari said, brushing aside his long bangs.
Meimi turned away. "Thank you for the story. Goodbye!" And she ran out of the store.
"Haneoka, wait for me!" Sawatari ran after her.
Little did they know that they were being watched. Asuka Jr. peered out from behind a shelf. Quickly, he raced to the counter and told Madam Saomi, "I'd like to look at Amelia's Dream, please?"
Why did I even buy this? Asuka Jr. asked himself. He had bought the little knick-knack earlier that afternoon. I blew my allowance on this dumb girl toy. So, why did he buy it? Did he really believe the legend?
"That's so dumb!" he said out loud. Nevertheless, he tucked it under his pillow. Asuka Jr. turned off the desk lamp, enveloping his room in darkness. He flopped into bed. "A toy that can show a person's soul mate…just stupid…"Asuka Jr. quickly fell under the sandman's spell.
He didn't even notice the soft red light coming out from under his pillow.
…to be continued -_-