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All Pain, No Gain

All Pain, No Gain

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"No Pain, No Gain!" It's a given that a famous quote such as this one has been used quite redundantly in various fields, but mostly, as an inspiration and motto in life. Although, it's a powerful statement, quotes such as these are rarely taken seriously by people nowadays. Usually, these only serve as captions in filtered selfies, headers in social medias, or as an introduction to attract the attention of readers.

However, a certain school, Karuizawa Academy, to be exact, begs to differ among the stereotypes.The statement serves as their school motto and is strictly implemented and followed not only by the staff, but the students, as well. It's not that surprising, though, since the academy needs to live up to its reputation as one of the best schools in Japan. With their outstanding facilities, equipment, and staff, the school produces exemplary students who can major in various fields.

Nevertheless, this doesn't mean that everything about the Academy is perfect. Along with their reputation for being an exceptional school, the school is also known for being, "..easy to enter, but hard to leave." After all, people of all status can enroll in the school, but as long as they didn't meet the standards of the school, they aren't allowed to graduate or drop themselves out and are trapped within the cycle of an endless, tiring, school life.

Due to this situation, the finals became the most feared event in the academy, since only 25 out of a 100 student batch pass the exams. Of course, the twenty five students immediately became successful bigshots in different fields upon their graduation, but the remaining 75 students still continue their gruesome school life. Up until today, the day when finals strike again.

In this particular day, students of all grade levels are combined, and are separated not according to their level and sections, but to their individual rank and performance in school. Geniuses, average ones, and the flunkers are all placed in different classrooms, guarded by proctors. Of course, the geniuses probably have no problems in taking the exam, the average ones may have some difficulty but pull through, and the flunkers? There's a reason they're called as that, right?

However, today is the day that they won't hear that title anymore.


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Among the elite students of Karuizawa, there was a group who stood out among the rest. Though, they were nothing compared to the geniuses, there was still something about them that has made the principal of the academy personally watch over their group in this last test.
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Xβ–ˆ MIYUKI REN | FEMALE | #255 | TOUJOU NOZOMI

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Xβ–ˆ RYOKO KOIZUMI | FEMALE | #265 | ASAKO NATSUME

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Xβ–ˆICHINOSE SANADA | MALE | #260 | HIBARI KYOYA

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Xβ–ˆAARON AUDREY | MALE | #287 | JOSEPH JOESTAR

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Character Portrait: Nobuhiro Tooru Character Portrait: Yoshie Kikuchi Character Portrait: Aaron Audrey Character Portrait: Ren Miyuki Character Portrait: Ryoko Koizumi Character Portrait: Kei Sawamura Character Portrait: Ichinose Sanada
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⊿ An hour before the exams start.



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It's that time of year again. The time when the sun fully blasts its rays of scorching heat onto the entire country. It's the start of the season of beaches, watermelons, icy cold water, broken down aircons, high electric bills, to name a few. However, this certain day begged to be the exception in the glorious days of the summer period. Although the temperature this morning was already 36Β° and the sun was already up even if it was still 7 AM, this day, this certain moment which was the sole obstacle in the sublime season of summer, marks the start of a student's darkest hour, their beginning, and end.

Two uninterrupted hours, twenty students, a 10-page test, one proctor, a seemingly endless battle, all over again.

It was the day of the final exams.

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Character Portrait: Nobuhiro Tooru Character Portrait: Yoshie Kikuchi Character Portrait: Aaron Audrey Character Portrait: Ren Miyuki Character Portrait: Ryoko Koizumi Character Portrait: Kei Sawamura Character Portrait: Ichinose Sanada
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Sawamura Kei

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Koizumi handed out water bottles and scolded the team members who hadn't been working hard, grumbling at Kei for having such a bored expression and complaining that he never seemed to have fun. Kei simply ignored her and wandered off to change out of his gym clothes and into his uniform. As he exited the locker room, he got himself immersed in Kingdom Hearts, shutting out his surroundings in favor of getting to class without the distraction of conversation. He was still staring at his gameboy when he got there and hardly even looked up as he walked into the room. Only after he'd taken his seat did he move his eyes from the game.

There weren't too many people in the room so far, as most students probably wanted to avoid the finals for as long as they could. Kei didn't really care. He did recognize a few of the people in the room, one of which being Koizumi, who was waving at him from the front of the room. His two roommates were also there, though it wasn't much of a surprise. In this room, gathered together, were all the students who were considered failures. The only reason Kei was even there was because he'd spent more time playing volleyball than worrying about his grades, which had somehow caused him to end up amongst his rather unintelligent classmates.

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Image ImageImage ImageRyoko had spent most of her morning observing the volleyball team, taking notes on how each member had improved and making sure they were all hydrated during practice. It wasn't abnormal for them to be practicing before school, and since finals were that day, most of the team members were there simply to try and get rid of the stress that had been building up over the last week. It made perfect sense that they would want to something they loved in order to shift their focus from something they truly...didn't.

As the team headed off to change, Ryo helped the coach tear down the net and put away the equipment. A couple of her friends were waiting outside the gym when she went to leave, and she shared the usual chitchat as they made their way to class. Exams were the main topic of the conversation, and Ryoko couldn't say much except for the fact that she'd spent just about every but of her free time in the last three months studying. She didn't like to complain about things because it always made the mood bland.

Ryo couldn't help but wave to Sawamura as she entered the classroom, and he ignored her, just like always. Ryo didn't really mind his antisocial persona, even if she did find him to be more than a little boring. Looking around the room, she noticed several other people whom she recognized. Ren, Mitsuo, Yoshie, even her sly roommate Ichinose and the annoying pervert Aaron. '
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Character Portrait: Nobuhiro Tooru Character Portrait: Yoshie Kikuchi Character Portrait: Aaron Audrey Character Portrait: Ren Miyuki Character Portrait: Ryoko Koizumi Character Portrait: Kei Sawamura Character Portrait: Ichinose Sanada
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Yoshie had gotten to class relatively early, not a lot of people were there. She doesn't have much of a schedule outside of class-besides being a snoop. The finals were today but Yoshie wasn't that worried about it. She had gotten this far so she was obviously doing something right; granted, she didn't know what that "right thing" was. So, instead of being stressed about the possibility of not passing, Yoshie rested her cheek in the palm of her hand and stared at the chalkboard with glassy eyes. She had some thoughts to ponder.

"I wonder what I could eat for lunch today," Yoshie sighed, she probably shouldn't have skipped breakfast. Once I pass this test I won't have to worry about what kind of gross academy food I'll have to eat." Yoshie was too deep in her thoughts to notice students gradually pouring in. Among them were; Aaron the Ape; Mitsuo the Mask; Ichinose the Imp; and Ren the Rat-Yoshie had a lot of free time. This gave her the hint that it was probably close to testing time and she'd have to deal with a few certain individuals she wasn't too fond of. But she wasn't here to make friends anyway, she was here to pass this damned test.

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Character Portrait: Nobuhiro Tooru Character Portrait: Yoshie Kikuchi Character Portrait: Aaron Audrey Character Portrait: Ren Miyuki Character Portrait: Ryoko Koizumi Character Portrait: Kei Sawamura Character Portrait: Ichinose Sanada
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Most people would not believe it, but there really was something that even Aaron, the thug, trembled in fear of. It was not some huge monster in his dreams, it was not being held at gun or, more likely in Japan, knifepoint. It wasn't being caught by the police after doing something illegal, and it wasn't dying. No, even worse than all of those was... the finals. Even being held up could not compare to the sheer amount of fear Aaron felt when thinking of these tests. They would decide his very fate, and whether or not he would pass on and leave this academy. The most frightening thing to him, however, was how helpless he felt. Fists couldn't solve questions, no matter how hard you punch. What, then, could Aaron do? His intellect was below average. Worse was that he was originally in America, so some of his earlier history classes and the sort were irrelevant now. It just made things worse than they already were, and he really wished he didn't have to put up with this kind of shit.

But he felt like in this regard, he wasn't entirely alone. He didn't find himself isolated in the classroom, after all. There were a number of people that he had seen before, none of which seemed too happy to be here with him. To name a few, he saw Yoshi as he entered the room, looking like she would prefer being anywhere else, a sentiment he shared with her. Sawamura didn't seem interested in anything but the gameboy in his hands, and Yo seemed about as bored and curious as Aaron himself was. Ren hadn't escaped either, poor girl. Aaron felt not an ounce of pity for the snake in the classroom, Sanada. Maybe if he spent less time dealing out tests and more time studying for them, he wouldn't be here. Aaron kept himself from glaring or otherwise looking more threatening than he already did, as he had no desire to cause any problems with the rest of the student body locked in this hellhole with him. Plus, while he had little in the way of positive feelings for Sandada, it wasn't like he benefited from glaring daggers at him 24/7, either. He had more important things to worry about right now.

The ex-thug leaned back in his chair, resting his legs on top of the desk, his hands behind his head. "A whole hour before we're actually s'posed to take this thing? And Teach isn't even here. How am I s'posed to flunk my finals if I can't even take 'em? Oh, wait, I'm sure that's what the next hour will be spent discuss'n." Aaron thought rather loudly with an even louder sigh. Were anyone bothering to even pay attention, they'd have notice Aaron's face twist in disgust at the very thought. He was clearly unhappy with the test not only because of how important and hard it might be, but because it was a test and those were simply his natural enemy.

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Her face didn't show it, but Ren was ready to keel over. A pale finger ran over the notes as if it could absorb the information, shaking ever so slightly as it did. Of course she had reason to be nervous; she'd failed this exam once before. She'd since more than made-up her deficit, but that didn't mean it was a guarantee to graduate. At least credit-wise, she knew she was far into the black. Yes, her extra-curriculars to ensure that weren't the most moral, but she never asked for money. All she wanted was a share of credit to make up for her debt from last year, and then she'd leave them alone. Plus, she never targeted anyone who was in the same ship as her; that would be suspicious and useless. If one had to choose a blackmailer, Ren fancied she'd probably most people's first choice.

Aqua green eyes strayed towards the voice of her roommate, permeating the involuntary bubble she'd put herself in while she reviewed. "It's still worth a shot to try, Ei-san. You probably don't want to end up like me, repeating a year." While Ren disliked the fact she'd failed and had to repeat, she wasn't someone who tried to hide it. She never once thought she was smart. She already felt like she hid too many things; unlike many within the classroom, by nature she was someone who preferred things out in the open. It was only her desperation in passing the school that she'd resorted to such things. "I have notes I can lend you, since I brought my reviewer from last year as well."

She undid the ponytail of her hair, using the purple length as an excuse to keep her hands busy in an effort to hide her nervousness. Written in code was a cheat sheet in her desk, but she vowed not to use it unless absolutely necessary. "Ichi-kun, you look as calm as ever." A thick side braid was forming as her fingers deftly weaved the strands together. "Are you that confident?"


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"You're looking a little nervous there. Might I assist you in a bit of last minute cramming?"

That was about an hour ago, which was to say, two hours before the exam would begin and therefore, outside the jurisdiction of any nearby teachers. The only ones around only cared enough to give him a glance before shrugging off his existence. Most of them wrote him off as some sort of creeper so it was not skin off of Sanada's teeth. In fact, it made raking in several thousand yen and five hundred credits much easier (although it didn't matter much considering that he hoarded credits like a mad man). He needed only focus on the assignment ahead of him and the fact that through all of his shenanigans, he hadn't studied for the exam as hard as he should have.

Instead he took to scrawling code on the underside of his forearm (thank goodness for long sleeved jackets) while simultaneously glancing around the room at the other flunkies that he was stuck with. Most of them were too poor to afford his prices and a few flat out refused to pass using dishonest methods, but there were seven others (three of whom didn't actually matter) who stuck out due to their reputations. There was his roommate, Ryoko-chan who he waved to (even if she likely didn't enjoy his presence too much). Then there was the other below average intelligent*, Audrey. Unlike Ryoko, their relationship was well established as hatred on one side and mild amusement on the other. He wasn't really sure what earned him the title of "hated" by the young man but he didn't think too much about it since he'd likely be stuck in the school longer than anyone else in the room. This wasn't the American school system after all, you actually had to try.

Moving on was his favorite flunker, Miyuki Ren. She'd addressed Audrey which might have earned a twinge of jealousy (who wouldn't be when she had the body of a pop star?) were he lost in his own train of thought. Moreover, he considered her one of his few friends that saw this school for what it was: an opportunity.

"Ichi-kun, you look as calm as ever. Are you that confident?"

He glanced up and smirked, using the Sneaky Sanada Smirkβ„’ that either projected assurance or the prospect of a new scheme. He was always confident, even when he wasn't.

"Of course Miyuki-chan," he replied, "if I was looking to fail I wouldn't have showed up in the first place."

Then again if he was looking to fail he would have changed his name to Aaron Audrey.



*Despite this being true on an objective level he still respects Ryoko unlike some others who will be named shortly

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Breathless huffs and pants continuously left Nobuhiro's mouth as he leaned on the door of the faculty room. Although the intense thumping of his heart was quite deafening, he still couldn't help but hear the helpless sighs of some his co-teachers within the area. With a slightly crooked smile, the man regained his composure, raised his hand that clutched onto a box covered with fancy wrappings, and greeted, "I'm sorry I'm late." While it was in his usual routine to bring baked goodies for his staff the first thing in the morning, he ended up buying twice more than the usual until he realized that sun was already up.

After handing out the pastries, Nobuhiro proceeded to deal with the matter at hand, the final exams. Since he was fairly busy during the finals, it wasn't often that the principal himself would personally serve as a class' proctor. However, since a certain teacher had other important matters to attend to, the man was left with no other choice. With the test papers, food, and other necessities shoved inside the brown satchel, Nobuhiro made his way to his assigned classroom, arriving 30 minutes before the exams officially start.

Upon placing his bag beneath the desk, Nobuhiro glanced at the students, "Good morning." He greeted with a smile. "Well then, since we have a bit more time before we start, I'd like to discuss some things. Hopefully, it will help you have an insight on what's going to be included in the exams. Is it alright with you, or would you prefer to use the remaining time to review by yourselves?"

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Image ImageImage ImageAfter failing to defeat the same boss for the fifth time in a row, Kei sighed and turned of his PSP, shoving it in his bang and idly leaning his head on his hand, watching the rest of the room. Miyuki, Audrey, and Ichinose seemed to be having a conversation about the test and Kei immediately found the topic too boring to listen to. Most of the others in the class were either not talking or too far away to hear. After a few minutes, Kei looked up to find Koizumi standing next to him, and he listened politely to her as she went on one of her usual tangents. He offered corrections when they were needed and voiced his opinion a couple of times.

He watched Koizumi leave and observed her as she popped into just about every conversation in the room, making jokes or adding her point of view. If he had been in a shojo anime, he probably would have admired her charisma, but he wasn't, and he honestly couldn't care less about whether or not he had charisma. It wasn't like his schoolmates ever really wanted to talk to him anyways.

Kei spent the remaining time on his phone, reading over a number of texts from his parents about passing finals. Apparently, if he didn't graduate that year, he wasn't going to be allowed home. That idea almost confused him, seeing as he wouldn't be allowed to even leave the school at all if he didn't pass. He didn't bother responding to the messages and turned to playing phone games.

By the time Tooru-sensei came into the room, half the class was either panicking or giving up. It was pretty pathetic, Kei thought. Those who had been conversing with one another returned to their seats and the room finally quieted. It seemed everyone was wondering what would happen next, even though almost everyone already knew. There was a tense atmosphere in the room and it didn't help the mood at all, not that much could make the concept of final exams much more enthusiastic than it already was.
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Image ImageImage ImageRyoko stared at Ichinose suspiciously when he waved at her, but she waved back anyways, figuring that she might as well try and be somewhat of a good sport. Looking back, she noticed that Sawamura had finally torn his eyes away from his game console and she couldn't help but smile, knowing he was probably stuck on some boss and had taken to observing others in order to pass time.

Ryo stood and hopped to the back of the classroom, situating herself on top of the empty desk next to her friend and smiling. "
Hey Sawamura, do you think we'll be able to win the Spring Tournament? It'll be the last competition before we graduate, so it'd be so cool if we won." The topic of volleyball caught only a sliver of the boy's interest, but it was enough, and Ryo continued to chat on and on about the sport in their usual one-sided conversation. Sawamura only offered a few words here and there. Ryo didn't mind.

After a couple minutes Ryoko moved on from her friend and hopped over to say hi to Ren, playfully twirling the girl's hair around her finger and making a joke about Ren being the 'Goddess of the Plums' before lightly punching Ichinose in the arm. Aaron's arm got a much harder punch as Ryo moved on towards Yoshie, who was sitting by herself. "
Good morning, Yoi-chan~" Smiling wide, Ryoko folded her arms behind her back and leaned against Yoshie's desk. She chatted to her friend about volleyball, video games, food and other things. Ryo noticed when the girl's stomach growled. "Did you skip breakfast or something? It's test day, you can't do that!" Making a pouty face, Ryo waved her finger in Yoshie's face and walked back over to her own desk, fishing a protein bar from her bag and tossing it to Yoshie as she walked back over. "Good thing I always have these with me, eh? Make sure you eat."

Tooru-sensei walked in then, and Ryo waved to Yoshie before returning to her desk, listening intently to what the man said. '
Hm, a review would probably be best for everyone, since then maybe we won't all be so nervous.' Ryoko kept her thoughts to herself.
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The easy response of Ichinose was something she'd expected, and she could only shake her head at the comment. "That's probably true. I should have enough credits to graduate, but if I don't pass it's all for naught. Why did I even go to this high school?" A slightly regretful smiled formed on her lips, but she pushed the expression away with a calming breath. No use being upset before the big exam.

Koizumi came by their group, her joke bringing a chuckle out of the older girl. She didn't stick around for long, going over to Yoshie after giving the two boys a light taste of her fist. Her fingers went back to her hair, adjusting the part Koizumi had teased while her face held an amused smile. "Koi-chan certainly gets around, although I'm under the impression she's not very fond of either of you."

Their proctor finally arrived, and everyone rushed to their seats as a tense silence descended upon the room. With Tooru-sensei here, the fact that they were about to take an exam that would decide whether or not they would graduate was solidified. When no one decided to answer, Ren raised her hand and spoke as she was acknowledged. "I think a review would be much appreciated; it's an easy matter for those uninterested to tune it out." She wanted that review as she felt that she'd reached the limits of self-study. "Those who'd prefer to self-study can move to the back of the class until testing."


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Yoshie sat at her desk, listening to the tick of the clock. She had decided to make a song out of the mechanical ticking and started tap her finger on her desk as the ideal chatter in th background faded into murmurs, then to nothing. "Maybe I should've studied for at least a bit, I did bust my ass off for these credits," Yoshie sighed in harmony with her growling stomach, her mother had told her eating before a test was important. I should've taken her advice since she's usually always right." Yoshie thought complaining would make negative energy enter her body thus expelling any trace of hunger, if only things were that easy.

"Good morning, Yoi-Chan~ A feminine and familiar voice broke her concentration on the beat of the clock and the thoughts of impending doom and starving to death during the test. Yoshie looked up to see Ryoko leaning onto her desk, ready to strike up conversation. Of course, Yoshie wasn't going to turn down the offer to chat-that'd be rude of her. Ryoko went on about volleyball, video games, food, and other miscellaneous topics, while Yoshie was mostly interested in discussing food and other delicacies, she went back and forth with the other topics just to be polite until her growling broke the flow of conversation. Did you skip breakfast or something? It's test day, you can't do that!" Yoshie felt like she was being scolded by her mother until Ryoko put on a pout. It made her look like a puppy and it was kind of cute. Though Yoshie would never say that out loud. Before she had a chance to respond, Ryoko was already retreating to her desk. Good thing I always have these with me, eh? Make sure you eat!" A protein bar was tossed her way, and luckily she caught it.

Yoshie didn't get the chance to thank Ryoko since the teacher had entered and they all had to take their seats, but hopefully the way she ate the protein was enough thanks. As usual, Tooru-sensei made an awkward entrance, but that was an everyday occurrence. "Hopefully he gives us a study guide of some sort, it'll help ease the anxiety." Yoshie thought to herself as she munched on her God sent protein bar.

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