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Airdalen Academy

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a part of No-Go AA+, by Victorant.

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Victorant holds sovereignty over Airdalen Academy, giving them the ability to make limited changes.

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Akira Blake [286] I'm a boy, I swear! R-really... (Stats up to date)
Shiori Kitogawa [239] I don't have a lot of time.. they hate me.. I need to change. (Stat update)
Yuuki Fujioka [237] This may be a new school, but my goals haven't changed. Don't bother me. (Stats Updated)
Ryou Giou [236] "They say I need a distraction, what do you think?" (revamped)
Gen Fukui [236] You'll have to bare with me a bit longer, darling~ <updated>
Rhys Browning [231] "I'm trying to hold back." Stats Updated 24/03
Bishop Trander [221] "Well, it looks like I'm going to be at this school longer than the others... Things will be different this time. Right?" EDITED
Johnny Farelli [219] "I will get stronger. I have to... for everyone's sakes." (FridayStatsUpdated!)
Aeon Shirokami [213] "For me, it will always be business as usual."
Kazuki Miyamoto [206] "Here's the deal, try to keep up. Because, there's no way I'm slowing down for you pal." (stat)

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Bishop was lost in thought for what felt like some time. Nobody seemed to want to bother him which he was thankful for honestly. He raised his head and looked around at the mass of new students and senior class students mingling and cliqueing together like the usual high school kids. And here he was on the outside looking in, without meaning too. He tensed up again as his wide blue eyes wondered. "Tsch..." <This was suppose to be different this time around... No more standing on the side.> His mind was a whirlwind of emotions and angst. Scanning the area he saw plenty of people getting along, having a secret wish that he could be in with them. Even if he was just standing their quietly, he just wanted to be there. Not on this bench here like a loner. It made him think of that 'forever alone' meme, picturing that grotesquely drawn face sitting above his shoulders instead of his own.

A sudden wind would catch him by surprise snapping Bishop out of his funk. He looked for the side, out beyond the fence of the schoolyard and outside to the rest of the world. He looked around him to observe the serene view of his school campus. He sighed realizing how fortunate he was to be here. This was a prestigious private school that could give him the edge he needed to excel in life, both in Japan and America. Bishop clenched his hands into fists and looked up nodding to himself. <Alright. This is only the first day, heck- the first hour of the first day. I'll be fine, I've only met one person so far. Maybe she doesn't like me, but I can't let that effect how I treat everyone else. I can't.> Standing up, the young freshmen grabbed his backpack and casually flung it over his shoulder and began to walk towards the center courtyard with his head on straight again. If he wanted to make friends, he had to be active about it! However, a blonde head of hair caught his attention. He looked to see that it was an older woman vainly attempting to grab the student's attention. He tilted his head curiously thinking that she has to be a teacher. Another woman came up and pulled out a mega-horn to begin speaking.

ATTENTION, ATTENTION, ALL SENIOR AND JUNIOR STUDENTS HEAD OVER TO THE SCHOOL HALL FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS. SENIORS, PLEASE HELP GUIDE THE JUNIORS SHOULD THEY GET LOST. WE'RE RUNNING BEHIND ON SCHEDULE SO STAY SHARP."

Bishop's expression became screwed up seeing as he walked closer to try and hear, he was well within the blast radius of Ms. Araya's voice. He rubbed his ears hearing them ring and looked around with one eye shut in irritation. "Well... I guess I'll just follow the crowd." Bishop rubbed his head and looked around him seeing people slowly start to make their way to the school hall. His steps were slow as he walked in the general direction trying not to net lost, it probably wasn't that hard to find. He met and avoided glances of kids his age and older looking at the foreigner as if they could smell it on him. It put him a little out of place, but he was sure that a lot of people were just as tense as he was. Bishop looped his other arm through his back pack and held onto the shoulder straps following the crowd, but he couldn't shake the look of a lost-confused puppy from his face. Faces blended together making it somewhat harder to tell specific people out, especially those he saw earlier. He marched towards the entrance that everyone would be going to, which seemed to be the right way as far as he was concerned. <It's time for school- I guess.>

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“ATTENTION, ATTENTION, ALL SENIORS AND JUNIORS PLEASE HEAD OVER TO THE SCHOOL HALL FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS."

Seriously?! The quiet bookworm hissed in her mind, and was practically seeing red by this point. This was the second time in the past twenty minutes, and Yuuki was about to crack some skulls if people wouldn't quit forcing her to break her concentration. This was getting fairly ridiculous, and Yuuki wasn't known to have a lot of patience when it came to others bothering her. Yuuki closed her book with a sharp sigh, getting very irritated. This school was full of loud and obnoxious people, and that wasn't quite in the description when she signed up for Airdalen. She was beginning to get very fed up with the interruptions.. Though this time it was a teacher. Yuuki stood up, her belongings pressed to her chest as she grew closer to listen to the announcement. Head to the school hall? Why did they have everyone meet outside then? She could almost feel a vein popping out of her forehead, and she let out an annoyed huff that blew her bangs out of her face for a moment. This place was already becoming more trouble than it was worth, but she didn't have a lot of transfer options, besides, as long as she got a good recommendation, she'd put up with just about any amount of bullshit from this place.

"SENIORS, PLEASE HELP GUIDE THE JUNIORS SHOULD THEY GET LOST."

What does she mean if we get lost? There are so many people here it's fairly simple to find where we're going, especially since everyone is headed in the same direction. Any idiot could get there.. Although, some students didn't have common sense, like a few she'd already encountered, so on the flip side, Yuuki supposed that to a certain degree, she understood why this announcement was mandatory. Not everyone was born with an entire brain and the ability to utilize it, or so it seemed.

"WE’RE RUNNING BEHIND ON SCHEDULE SO STAY SHARP.”

You don't say? No one noticed that this school is less than punctual, except perhaps, me. Though the last thing that caught her attention was the fact that the teacher instructed everyone to stay sharp. Immediately the violet haired freshman quirked an inquisitive brow. What did she mean by that? Were they going to have to run to the building and avoid snipers? Were there booby traps? Or was she referring to that troublemaker from earlier? Immediately blonde hair rang through her memory, and the moment of laughter he'd brought on. She felt her knuckles clench, and her cheeks burnt a light shade of pink. He was a distraction if she'd ever seen one! He made her laugh when she hadn't done so in so long, though she blamed it on the idiotic behavior he'd displayed. Loud music right next to someone trying to study? That wasn't the brightest idea ever, even for a blonde. She was suddenly glad that Japan wasn't overrun by the stereotyped 'air-headed' American community.

She immediately began following the flood of students, maneuvering her way through the crowd to get further up in the line. She passed the blond headed boy (Bishop) from before, but decided to keep walking. The last thing she wanted was to be noticed. When inside, she sat in the left set of chairs, approximately around the middle of the isles. She went down that set until she reach the seat by the wall, and sat down to herself, waiting for the rows to fill up. Most of the students she watched pass avoided her, but she didn't really care. She had an intimidating look on her face for only one reason; it kept people away. Not many wanted to talk to the 'unfriendly' girl. That look alone deterred most from approaching, and the rest usually abandoned the endeavor of 'melting' her icy demeanor once they realized just how cold she was. She wasn't a warm and 'cute' girl. She wasn't like the girls she saw socializing at the the courtyard. She would never be like that, even when her goal was over. She didn't remember how to be like that. She couldn't remember the last time that she was worried about being girly and cute. As far as she remembered, she never even developed crushes. She'd pushed everyone away long before any of those things became important.

She was an all work and no play type of girl, because that's the life she had to take. There was no other option, if she wanted her dad to stand a chance, if she wanted to see him live to see his own grandchildren she would have to sacrifice enjoying her youth, and that was a price she was willing to pay, because how could she miss it if she didn't realize what she was missing out on? Besides, she'd have plenty of time to enjoy life once she landed a well paying job, right?

It took everything in her power to avoid pulling out her cram school workbook, but she kept her hands fidgeting in her lap. She had to pay attention, just in case these announcements turned out to actually be worth listening to. The last thing she wanted was to get lost, that would involve asking others for help, and in turn owing them... It would be a never ending cycle. They would never leave her alone and the person would just get in the way, despite whatever their intentions were. In the end, it was just more efficient to avoid others entirely, because people were too quick to try and make friends. They became like gum on the bottom of your shoe at any hint of kindness or interest, and she was NOT interested, at least not at the moment. When is this going to start?

I'm sorry, but I've got a lot to do, and I don't have time to waste... She didn't tell anyone, because she hated pity parties, and the girls who craved the attention that they brought with them. If people wanted to believe she was a 'bitchy know-it-all', then so be it. They didn't need to know anything other than that.

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Attention, School Hall, announcements, and running,. Besides the simpler words, those were all that the Farelli boy picked up. If not for the fact that Johnny identified the speaker as a teacher with a megaphone, he would not quite have figured out what the amplified speech was supposed to mean. The subsequent movement of students also helped clue the foreigner into what was happening.

He slapped the book shut and slung his messenger bag over his shoulder. He kept his book out in case he needed it for what was to come. Until he got a translator, the book was his best option for understanding other students remotely. Johnny stood to his full height, easily towering over all save for the only other tall student. Despite being closest to the door, he was the third one to enter.

As he crossed the threshold, he bumped his head on the top door frame. “Sonuva…“ he hissed in a deep baritone, as clean and clear as an untouched glacier-fed freshwater spring, as he clutched at the struck area. The sharp pain subsided almost as quickly as it had arrived; his incredibly fit body already got to work to recovering the light bruising. Thankfully, the light injury was hidden by his thick, brown hair. As he massaged the struck area on his head, Johnny ducked slightly and cleared the door proper. He continued to follow the two students in front to the School Hall.

The interior was relatively cramped. It reminded Johnny of the smaller Jr. High school, and only made him long for the larger hallways of the many American high schools he visited before. He wasn’t terribly worried about his claustrophobia. He lasted through Elementary and Jr. High, he can handle this.

The floor was freshly waxed and polished, as befitting a brand-new school year. The budget seemed to be well-placed for a school such as this. Johnny could almost see his reflection in the tiles… almost… The foreigner continued scanning the corridors he and the two students in front of him travelled through. He got a good look at the many lockers, the windows revealing the courtyard he and the other students were leaving.

A tiny girl with violet hair (Yuuki) passed by Johnny, seemingly hell-bent to be among the first students in the hall. He recognized the girl as the one who was chewing out the “Coldplay Kid”. Seeing the dedication and speed put into the girl’s power-walk to get ahead of the crowd, Johnny felt a little inspired… Or, he thought, maybe it was just social awkwardness… Come to think of it, the foreigner couldn’t really tell which it was. He did like the idea of dedication, however; it helped with the whole “give me a challenge” angle he wanted this school to pose.

Johnny ducked his head slightly as he entered the school hall- a gymnasium with chairs set up in two large groups, cut down the middle with a single aisle. The platoon of chairs stood at-attention for a podium on a raised stage. Above the stage was a rolled-up net, which would typically be lowered to prevent the balls of many sports from getting knocked onto the stage, leaving students to rush up and recover the balls. Close to the rafters, amongst the rows of fluorescent lights, were a set of folded-up basketball backboards with hoops lined with fresh, white-as-teeth netting.

Being mindful of the shorter students, Johnny opted to take one of the black seats closer to the back, by a wall. The small number of rows meant he got a seat one behind and to the right from the violet-haired girl. In that seat, Johnny had no worries about blocking the view of others with his lean, yet imposing upper body. The chairs had padding, and were quite comfortable. Yet another display of the school’s impressive budget.

Though Johnny was incredibly excited about what was to come, he hid it well under his rubbing the doorframe injury. He was not entirely sure how 'excitement' was taken in Japanese culture… For that matter, he did not know what a deadpan, neutral demeanour meant either. He grimaced at the annoying sting and also the inevitable confusion that he knew would only just begin.

His parents mentioned a dedicated translator, would the translator be present to this important assembly? Until he had an answer, Johnny once more opened his little book and continued reading.



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"I have wondered
what they see in me
whether they imposed
their dreams on me or
do they make me their illusions
because, I can only be me."
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His attention was swayed from the floating cherry petals by the echoing announcement from one of the teachers. Silver gray eyes landed on the source to whom he identified as the English Teacher, Araya. It was one of the subject that he excels in which is justified as he had been raised in America for the majority of his life. In his opinion, English is his mother language while Japanese which had been taught to him, but not seriously enough until he came to this country as a second-hand language.

Anyway, what matters right now was the announcement. They were being called to the hall. There was no trouble about that, but he did wonder why they weren't informed beforehand to go there in the first place. It would have save time and even avoid such scenes from a certain Miyamoto Kazuki. Thinking about it, it could possibly be one of the reasons why they were told to stay at the school grounds to minimize the delay so to say, if he would take into account his so-called rival's uncle, the Math teacher, involvement. But, he was just speculating and would not air it out. So, they were all just in his head.

As for the rest of the announcement about helping the lost Juniors, he wasn't sure about that part. It's not like he's completely unwilling. It was more like his presence had finally been noticed by the other students, specially the girls who began to crowd around him. They greeted him with that over-trying voice of theirs and blasted away with questions of how his vacation is or where he went and many more. It was during these moments, he would appreciate to have earplugs.

He looked at them and answered them with one sentence. "What I do or where I go is none of your business. Excuse me." There is the finality in his words which left no room for any debate. It delivered what he wanted a reprieve as the girls looked at him with surprise and apology. He took that moment to walk towards the school hall, but the girls were able to recover from that blunt answer of his and began to follow him again. Somehow, they were more determined than ever. He was really sure that women from Japan are very different. The more he pushed them away, the more they evade his space. They definitely have more screws loose than he anticipated, so he does what he had always done, ignore.

It would be very helpful if the school idol (Aeon) was nearby. The attention on him will be lessened greatly, but he remembered earlier, that guy is with Cassiopeia, a powerful deterrent. That was probably the reason why the girls had shifted their focus on him at the moment. It was because they believed him to be completely unattached which is not true, that's what he believes in truly. Anyway, he tuned them out as he continue his pace towards the appointed destination by the announcement. It was a good thing that they do not block his path, because he really does not like to address any of them. It seemed to only encourage them which is never his intention to begin with.

He could feel their eyes on his figure which was not really hard to look among the people bustling towards the hall. He was very tall which was hard not to see and by far still the tallest within Airdalen. The eyes lingering on him were mostly from the girls, but he could also feel some from the guys looking at him whether by envy or admiration, he could care less. They could take his position anytime. He would even thank them for it. Really, when would they get sick of always looking at him. It would do them no good in anyway. They should focus on themselves than on other people.

Eventually, Ryou was able to arrive at the school hall and quickly picked out a seat at the last row at the right side. It was not because he does not like being at the front or was the irresponsible type looking for a quick getaway. His decision was out of consideration. If he had taken any of the seats in front of him and beyond, someone behind him would definitely suffer from being blocked. His stature would have made sure of that and to avoid that, he took his seat at the farthest row at the farthest corner. There should be no problems for him as he could see and hear well enough even from this position.

Anyway, he waited patiently in his seat as he could hear the girls arguing among themselves who was going to seat next to him, since there is only one chair for that. He closed his eyes briefly and wanted to ignore it, but he knew that it was causing unnecessary noise which was interrupting others who were just quietly bidding their time. He opened his eyes and did not even glance at anyone. He was simply looking forward. "You are bothering everyone. Be quiet or get out." His voice was enough though to relate his annoyance and the seriousness of his words. They were not spoken loudly, but it was enough to cut through the rabble of noise and was quickly followed by silence. The girls hushed up but not before offering their apologies and leaving him alone. Just like that, Ryou crossed his arms over his chest and finally regained his semblance of peace.

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"You know, I do things my way. So, are you sure that you're willing to hand someone to be in my care? Because, let's face it. I only care about me and may be a toy."
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|| Current Location ✦ Airdalen Academy ||
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Kazuki was able to remove that appalling pink band-aid on his face. There was no way he would be caught with that on his face, even if he has a large gash there. He would rather have the gash be seen. That would add to his many badges than take the risk of being seen so uncool which doesn't match with his determined outlook of himself. It was a good thing that he also has a way with the words when it does count. He had managed to convince the guards that he won't run away anymore, but that didn't mean he would not be escorted to his uncle who was currently at the school hall where everyone else was now heading towards.

The teachers began the announcement as he gotten a good look of the two females who for the sake of all worldly things could not remember the name of. Well, he does have his nicknames for them though. There's the Hysteria girl and the Booby lady. He has that smirk on his face as he passed by them. "Hey, there ladies! I would love some action of that with me." He gave them a wink while one of the guards gave him a bump on the head. "Show some respect Miyamoto!" As a response, Kazuki just rolled his eyes and nonchalantly shrugged his shoulders. "I'm showing them my respect, you know. Come on, don't tell me you wouldn't want to be embraced by those girls? They're hot."

The guards all had red faces whether it was because they were thinking the same rather perverted things or they were annoyed. It was never shown as they only shoved Kazuki to walk faster. "Move it!" As for the Hellion, he couldn't help but chuckle lightly at this. It seemed he made a point and really he does have a mouth that is more tainted than anyone could think of and he's not afraid to showcase every time he could find the opportunity to do so. He caught sight of some of the students looking at him, with those looks as if saying that he is someone who doesn't belong in this elite school. Well, he would agree to that if it means that he isn't one of them who has a stick shove so high up in their a**es.

Others looked at him as sort of icon who can't be tamed and for that he couldn't help but be prouder of his antics than ever. That's why it is not surprising that he also have quite a following that would not be easily ignored when compared to the arrogant piece of sh*t (Aeon) and the man he assigned as his rival (Ryou). He was more approachable and friendly, but more dangeroues than the two combine. Speaking of which, some of the girls greeted him with such enthusiasm as he answered back with a grin. "My my my! Look how stunning you all are. Can't wait to have a bite of you all." His voice oozed with such a hint of risky sexual innuendo which was in pair with his golden eyes that seemed to capture their soul without effort. The girls blushed at this while the guards shook their heads and pushed him to enter the school hall.

"Come on men, it's not my fault they like me." He retorted towards the shoving with his confident smirk. Kazuki was then lead towards the front row without much of a choice as he was forced to take a seat. "Sit down and wait! Hayashi-san will be with you shortly." Kazuki released a big sigh at that and leaned on his chair while his legs were stretched in front of him as he placed his arms behind his head as a sort of cushion. "Let's just get this show on the road already... I do have other appointments to get into." He was not really thrilled to be here or be part of whatever program this school has come up with. Tapping his feet on the floor, he let his eyes look around and directed it to the area where he heard some commotion at the back. His eyes narrowed considerably as he saw his rival (Ryou) who managed to subjugate it with a few words.

"There you are..." Kazuki knew well that the guy is a Killer. He could sense it about Ryou. Someone not meant to be trifle with and that's what excites him, to beat a guy like that. He was about to do something like issuing his challenge when he felt a rather very hot presence before him. His eyes returned at front and he was welcomed by the sight of his uncle who was probably informed of his mischief and about the car. "Hey there!" He greeted him with an innocent smile that the angels would be very proud of. "I guess it's high time you get a new car. You have insurance, right?" Then, his stomach grumbled, reminding him that breakfast was yet to be served. "Oh yeah, you did drag me here so early in the morning. I deserve some credit for that. Do you have something to eat?" Ah yes, he was also the kind that won't find anything wrong with his actions and never apologizes. "I'm starving over here."



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An almost silent sigh of relief passed through her lips. Mai was glad that Akira wasn’t upset with her. She wasn’t sure what she’d do if the pretty boy suddenly disliked her because she couldn’t control her laughter. Thinking more on it, Mai got a little sad at the idea of losing her first friend even before they made it clear that they were friends. Mai giggle alongside Akira’s joking words, a smile playing at her lips. "I'm stronger than I look though, so don't worry." She nodded in agreement as she herself was stronger than many assume. It requires a little bit of muscle to carry bags of soil up those temple stairs. As she thought back to those first treks up those stairs, Mai happily regretted ever doing so. Whenever she got to the top she was dead tired but after going up them so many times, Mai got used to it.

"It's not that." Upon hearing this Mai’s forehead wrinkled with worry as an onslaught of thoughts on what she may have done to make him sigh passed through her mind. Was it because of her stutter, was she just not cute enough or was she just too cute that she looked fake; maybe it was the fact that Mai was just small and timid. Unbeknownst to the small girl, she had begun to lean forwards anticipating his clarification on why he had sighed. "It's just, it's really hot out today... I unbuttoned my jacket and it felt nice when the breeze hit, that's all." Mai’s uptight shoulders relaxed and she let out a little Oh. She hadn’t realized that he had unbuttoned his jacket. Curiosity got the better of her as green orbs glanced furtively at his unbuttoned jacket. Even if she only saw his undershirt, Mai was still a bit embarrassed for having looked. What’s wrong with you Mai? Were you hoping to see some skin? Inwardly chastising herself. Suddenly Akira turned to face her and realizing that she had been leaning forwards, Mai leaned back to a reasonable distance. "Besides, I don't mind if you're quiet sometimes." A small smile wormed its way onto her face, “R-really?”

Mai was still awaiting his answer to her request. After having heard herself say those words, Mai was beginning to regret saying them. It was quite possible that Akira would say no to her. They did just meet after all so it was unusual to suddenly call someone by name so early. The small girl’s fists clung onto her skirt to try and hide the shaking. It seemed Akira had been brought back to wherever his mind had wondered off to and his brief silence made Mai incredibly nervous. Mai glanced out the corner of her eye at Akira and noticed the blush that was coloring his cheeks. She wasn’t sure why but she assumed it was because of the hot sun. Finally he nodded, "It's only fair, ne?" Her head snapped back to look at Akira; a look of surprise as well as delight on her face. However this was quickly overdone by a deep blush that was amplified even more by what he did next.


“Hold still, you've got something in your hair. I'll get it, okay?" Confused at first Mai sat still as could be but stiffened as he reached out towards her. Mai looked at her hands intently with her lips pressed tight into a firm line. As she waited patiently she felt light headed at the closeness but snapped back to reality when he presented to her the cherry blossom to her. “Oh. I-it’s p-pre-tty.” Those were the only words Mai could figure out to say and she felt terrible that she couldn’t say more. Throughout their interactions on this bench since he got here, Mai took note of how expressive Akira was. Unlike her he was able to express himself very well, both with facial expressions as well as words. As she thought about it some more the sadness from before returned and a frown settled on her face. Without realizing it she had grown incredibly quiet, staring at her hands again. Mai could feel her eyes water and she hated the fact that she was already starting to cry about something she was well aware of.

“ATTENTION, ATTENTION, ALL SENIORS AND JUNIORS PLEASE HEAD OVER TO THE SCHOOL HALL FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS. SENIORS, PLEASE HELP GUIDE THE JUNIORS SHOULD THEY GET LOST. WE’RE RUNNING BEHIND ON SCHEDULE SO STAY SHARP.”

Startled by the sudden announcement, Mai used this moment to quickly wipe at her eyes as she gathered her wits about her. “Ah I g-guess w-we g-go no-now?” She wasn’t sure if Akira would want to go with her or not. Assuming he did, Mai slide off the bench. The ebony haired girl made sure to pat herself down so that there was no dirt on her clothes and even checked her bag for all of her things. Knowing that everything was where it should be, Mai gave Akira a shy smile and followed him towards the school hall.

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"I just stole the teacher's notes and we read them over.. Apparently they're not as hard when Sensei doesn't speak. Though I barely remember it. Do you really think I could remember all of that? School is not my strong suit." Saburo didn't even try to stiffle his laugh. It rang true and clear, cutting through the buzz around them.
"What?" Saburo just shook his head. Notes? What notes? She practically had the stuff at the top of her head. Saburo was pretty sure Arietta could teach the class herself. Besides, what sort of teacher would let someone take their notes? This school was supposed to be top notch, what sort of knock off would be let in here? The best part was probably that Tsuyoshi actually believed what Arietta was feeding him.

Sabruo still didn't really get what the big deal was for Arietta keeping her tutoring secret. Maybe all the people who would come running for her help? He wouldn't say anything though, not now. Arietta would probably be extra hard on him the next time they met. Arietta angry, now that would be something new. He never remembered the tutor being really mad. Agitated, yes, but not angry. Well, Saburo was always one for new things never before seen.

"You never gave me your number, Inoue-san."
"Oh yeah, my bad." he replied, regaining his composure and snatching Arietta's phone. After tapping in his number, the Freshman handed the phone back.
"I'll text it so you can have mine."
"Fine by me."

“ATTENTION, ATTENTION, ALL SENIORS AND JUNIORS PLEASE HEAD OVER TO THE SCHOOL HALL FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS. SENIORS, PLEASE HELP GUIDE THE JUNIORS SHOULD THEY GET LOST. WE’RE RUNNING BEHIND ON SCHEDULE SO STAY SHARP.”

"'Stay sharp'? That's a first. Are we in the army or something?"
"Isn't that your next stop after this?"
"Me?" The male senior gestured towards himself. "And have to do that 'harakiri' when we lose a fight? I'm not about that life."
"Well, you're the senior, so lead the way."
"I don't even know how you'd get lost trying to get to the school hall, but you might be an exception." Tsuyoshi said as he began walking towards the school hall. Saburo followed.
"Just because I'm not a try hard who studies 5 hours a day doesn't mean I'm a retard. I've got common sense you know."
"Common sense? You sure did a good job hiding it yesterday."
"Hey, that doesn't count. I wasn't myself."
"Blame it on the alcohol huh? Probably another good reason why you shouldn't have gotten back on your skateboard that day."
"Just cuz you're the only guy who's too much of a pussy to try anything doesn't mean you can be proud of it."
"Hey, someone's got to keep you guys from killing yourselves." Tsuyoshi turned to Arietta. "We're having some fun at my house tonight if you wanna come. It's nothing wild, nothing you can't handle."

Saburo sort of wondered what Arietta would be like at a party. What an interesting thought.

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“R-really?”

"Honestly." Akira reassured the small girl with a nod of her head. Akira didn't realize all the harm she could cause posing as a boy, especially to Mai's feelings. She wasn't exactly strategical, and this plan was only half baked when she came up with it. She wasn't even thinking of the consequences that could follow being discovered by the school staff. It never really even crossed her mind that she could get in trouble for disguising herself as another gender.

“Oh. I-it’s p-pre-tty.”

"Yeah, it was." Akira responded to Mai, although she was giving a thoughtful look to the nearby Cherry blossom trees as she spoke to her fellow freshman. She wasn't sure why she enjoyed looking at the Cherry blossoms so much, but something about them was nostalgic. It made her feel a bittersweet sense of peace, which was something she seldom felt since the loss of her parents. It didn't feel like it had been too long ago, but it had been years since her mother and step-father died in the car crash. Some days she woke up and completely forgot that her parents were dead, and other days it was just as heartbreaking as the day of the accident itself. She didn't believe any of that 'all wounds heal' bullshit. It wasn't true, and it gave teens the wrong impression when it came to pain. For years she felt like a oddball for not 'bouncing' back immediately from losing her family. A bit of therapy and the move helped a lot, but still there was a gaping hole in her chest, and it was a weight she felt she would carry for the rest of her life.

“ATTENTION, ATTENTION, ALL SENIORS AND JUNIORS PLEASE HEAD OVER TO THE SCHOOL HALL FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS."

"Looks like it's starting.." Akira chimed in an energetic fashion, definitely excited to begin her new year at school, though she was also putting on a strong face. She was still distracted by thoughts of her parents, but no one wanted to befriend the kid that constantly whines about their dead parents, so she had to suck it up, and move along, even though it hurt. Announcements? Why do we have to go inside for that? Are we doing something special? She mentally asked herself, although the question was definitely rhetorical. Her face held a baffled expression, though she decided to just go along with whatever this school had planned. Besides, she didn't want to stand out much to the staff, because she didn't want anyone to go digging into her student records, because if they looked closely, most of them said 'female' clear as day on the papers.

"SENIORS, PLEASE HELP GUIDE THE JUNIORS SHOULD THEY GET LOST."

How far away is the building? Immediately her eyes turned to Mai, then the surrounding students. Everyone else around them was very tall compared to them, sans some of the female population. She didn't want Mai to get lost in the commotion, especially since she now felt a sense of responsibility for this girl. They just met not too long ago, but Mai was just so fragile that some sort of instinct kicked in that made Akira want to do everything that she could to support her.

"WE’RE RUNNING BEHIND ON SCHEDULE SO STAY SHARP.”

Stay sharp? Why? Akira tilted her head, definitely at a loss. Was something bad going to happen or was she talking about keeping an eye out for that maniac (Kazuki) that the guards dragged off a few moments earlier? Though, she could somewhat relate.. back in Britain she was always getting into fights, and labeled a delinquent. She understood him a bit, but she couldn't get over the fact that he'd put girls at risk of harm to make his escape. She unconsciously clenched her fists, causing her knuckles to turn white again. If that guy (Kazuki) ever ends up hurting Mai, I guess I'll have to fight him. She wasn't exactly a steroid cage fighter, but she was fairly good at fighting, thanks to all the workouts and sports activities she took place in. Carrying heavy supply boxes at work also helped define her arm muscles, so that was a plus. I might lose, but who knows? Perhaps next time he'll watch where he's going, or at least think twice...

“Ah I g-guess w-we g-go no-now?”

"So it seems..." Akira nodded her head in agreement and stood, buttoning her male uniform jacket as Mai dusted herself off. Akira dusted her pants, a dirt spot on the back would definitely be embarrassing to say the least. Though after Mai was done, and she'd checked her own uniform for wardrobe malfunctions, she led the way towards the building and Mai seemed to follow her. Suddenly she realized they would be sitting down again, and pointed over towards a dark haired male (Ryou) He seemed to be mostly minding his own business and was close to the back, a low key spot that she felt would make Mai more comfortable than being surrounded by people, "You can sit with me if you want... I'm going to go ask him if it's okay to sit over there." She informed the small girl, not wanting to make her feel left out, especially since Mai was the only person she knew here so far. Freshmen had to stick together, right?

Without hesitation, Akira approached the tall dark haired male, taking a moment to check to make sure that Mai was still following her as well. Here it goes, just be cool. You're a dude now, so this should be easy. Akira mentally repeated at least three times in her head before she reach the row where the tall male was sitting, "Hey, do you mind if we sit in this row? I'm not too worried about seeing, so long as I can hear them, plus this is close to the exit.. so it's a bit more convenient.." She responded, rubbing the back of her neck, causing some of her short ivory hair to shuffle and tussle around from her nervousness. She was a bit worried that a real guy would be able to tell she wasn't a boy, so she made a mental note to keep her neck concealed by her uniform collar. She definitely didn't want someone to notice her severe lack of an Adam's apple this early in the game. Once people got to know Akira as a boy, she was fairly certain they would no longer be searching for minor details that would give clues to her true gender.. at least she hoped so.

She was a bit worried that the ebony haired male would refuse their company, because he definitely came across as an older student, but she wasn't entirely sure. He turned down a group of girls moments before their approach, but perhaps it's because they were bickering and being a bit obnoxious? It was then that her eyes landed on the tall male once more, noticing that he was very aesthetically pleasing, though her attention at this school was not going to placed in flirting, so she didn't let herself notice his appeal any further. Calm down. Calm down... She reminded herself, also reminding herself that here, she was a boy, and she couldn't check out other boys, regardless of if he reminded her of a magazine model. Perhaps he was one? This school was very elite, and the tuition cost was painful... she luckily got in free, on a fluke scholarship.. so she'd have to work hard from now on.





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"What?"

Arietta shot a well timed glare in his direction, her blues eyes very expressive as far as her anger was concerned. Though, considering her typical attitude, and her genuine personality, the look came off as a really strong pout. It wasn't intimidating in the slightest way at all.

"Oh yeah, my bad."

He took the bait well enough, and Arietta waited patiently for the return of her cellular device. Little did Saburo know, she reminded him simply for the fact that it would allow her to stealthily chew him out. Though, she kept all indication that she was still irritated from her face, like a good little doll. Her constant happiness was definitely a bit like a doll's expression. It was almost as if her face was frozen into a smile.

"Fine by me."

"Alright, then hold on a sec..." Arietta replied as she retrieved her phone. She immediately found his name in her contacts sending a text immediately. She did this so she could scold him without Tsuyoshi witnessing it. She couldn't have other people realizing the extent of her temper after all. Phones were a brilliant invention, and she was so glad to have one. She could be as mean as she wanted and no one else witnessed a single thing, completely none the wiser.

From: Arietta Hakushiro
To: Saburo Inoue
// Tell anyone else about me tutoring you, and I will decapitate you. Got it? Not a threat, that's a promise. Anyway, welcome to Airdalen~! ^-^ //

“ATTENTION, ATTENTION, ALL SENIORS AND JUNIORS PLEASE HEAD OVER TO THE SCHOOL HALL FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS. SENIORS, PLEASE HELP GUIDE THE JUNIORS SHOULD THEY GET LOST. WE’RE RUNNING BEHIND ON SCHEDULE SO STAY SHARP.”

She pocketed her phone, pretending that nothing was wrong. There was a warm smile on her face, and it only dissipated when the announcements began. The loud teacher put a frown on the blonde's face. Arietta really wasn't fond of her.. and it put her in a bit of a sour mood until her thoughts were redirected by Tsuyoshi.

"'Stay sharp'? That's a first. Are we in the army or something?"

Arietta nodded in agreement. Why would they have to stay sharp? She shrugged it off, assuming that they meant Kazuki. He managed to knock quite a few people down and they probably meant to look out for him so that none of the newbies would get hurt. Though even if you somehow had 360 degree line of vision, it was still more than likely you'd end up in some kind of confrontation with him. For a minute she checked out of the conversation, zoning out into nothingness for a minute.

"Well, you're the senior, so lead the way."

Saburo's voice brought her back to reality, and she quirked an eyebrow. Lead the way? The building was practically right in front of them, but she chose to not say anything, besides, right after she silenced her own temptation to comment, his friend Tsuyoshi chimed in with a comment equally as teasing as she'd had in mind. He's not the only Senior here.. She thought to herself with a roll of her eyes, but kept it otherwise to herself.

"I don't even know how you'd get lost trying to get to the school hall, but you might be an exception."

She followed behind the boys, looking to the sky as she kept a casual pace, in no rush to get inside, especially since she'd have to find somewhere to sit. She preferred having less options, it was a lot less overwhelming that way. Though she hoped she wouldn't get stuck sitting next to someone lame. That would totally suck, and she wasn't sure if she'd be able to handle it at this point. Her nerves were still jumbled because of Kazuki and Saburo. If one wasn't knocking her over, the other had exposed her secret. This year was going to be a constant headache, she just knew it. She could feel it in her stomach that she wasn't going to have an easy senior year ahead of her.

"Just because I'm not a try hard who studies 5 hours a day doesn't mean I'm a retard. I've got common sense you know."

Try hard? Arietta kind of twitched at that description. She was a bit offended, but she knew it was kind of true. The truth really did hurt sometimes. Although she didn't spend five hours studying, she did enjoy school and she did her best in every subject. She enjoyed learning, but she didn't want anyone to know, at least not her classmates. She found her mind trailing off into thoughts about the school year, whom she'd make friends with, and her grades, neglecting the conversation once more.

"Hey, someone's got to keep you guys from killing yourselves. We're having some fun at my house tonight if you wanna come. It's nothing wild, nothing you can't handle."

Arietta tilted her head after receiving the invitation, definitely taking the offer into deep consideration, Nothing wild? It didn't sound like it, but she had to keep up with the reputation that she'd set for herself, "Sure. Just send me directions." She responded with a smile, tapping her chin afterwards. This would her first time attending one of Tsuyoshi's parties. If she invited a few people to this party, and it turned out to actually be something cool, she'd make total points with the them for it, "I could probably invite a few more girls if you'd like.. I do know quite a few." She added with a giggle, definitely pondering on the possibilities. She'd been to a couple parties at her old school, but ever since attending Airdalen, Arietta straightened out her act for the most part, only attending a few parties at Airdalen, and only the cool ones.

She had a fair drinking tolerance, which was a bit well suited, except for the fact that she was completely unaware of her Irish descent. She never really thought to look into where her blonde hair and blue eyes came from, because she held a grudge against her parents for abandoning her as a baby. She wasn't curious about her ethnicity, not even a little bit. Though once they made it into the hall where everyone was sitting, she tilted her head to Saburo and the other boy, "How about we sit over there? It looks rather empty." she referred, pointing to the seats next to a tall brunet Freshman (Johnny), and a couple seats to the right and behind the violet haired girl (Yuuki). Though she went over and sat down next to him, not waiting for an answer. She did not ask for permission either, considering this room belonged to the school and this was school function, not some kind of hangout spot where she would have to introduce herself or be given permission first. She didn't feel like being caught standing when the presentation began, and that's all there was to it.

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"I have wondered
what they see in me
whether they imposed
their dreams on me or
do they make me their illusions
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The silence did not last long and somehow, he was used to that. Whenever he is at school or even at his work, the peace he would like to have does not exist in such generous lengths, so, he does appreciate the ones he could have even at small amounts. His arms were still crossed over his chest as he looked to the one who asked whether they could sit in this row. That was an odd thing to ask someone, especially him. He doesn't own any of the seats nor would he deny them. If the event with the girls would be put up, he didn't told them not to sit here or anything. He simply said to be quiet and if not, leave. They were disturbing not only him, but the others too.

His eyes landed on the source of the question and he could not help but be still. It was because he was rather confused. The person before him was a female from the physical features, but this person was wearing a male uniform. That only means that this is a he. It seemed that his first impression is wrong then. This guy (Akira) is just probably very pretty just like how others would call Aeon at times. That made him remember one of the stories that Hikaru and Trixie told him once, about a trap. In that conclusion, he did not pry into anything further about the person (Akira). "Go ahead, make yourselves comfortable. I don't own them." That is all he said. There was no negativity behind it as he returned his attention to the front.

There he noticed a noise at the front which was caused by the known Hellion of Airdalen. It seemed he was fighting with his uncle, the Math teacher. Well, that should be enough to distract Kazuki from hounding him or causing anymore ruckus.

Ryou took the moment to glance at his seatmate as something familiar was caught from the corner of his eye. He recalled an image of a little girl (Mai) who came to buy seeds and flowers from his part-time work during the course of the summer. That very customer who he had assumed to be a student from middle school was presently here at Airdalen and without a doubt a high school student. "Wait, aren't you the girl..." He stated without much thinking as he was taken surprise by her appearance. It meant that his part-time job might be revealed and he meant it to be a secret as much as possible. It was not because it was not allowed by the school or something. This was more of he didn't want the word to get out and be surrounded by girls coming from this school. He already has his hands full from the the ones not from here.

"Excuse me." Ryou addressed the feminine boy (Akira) with those eyes of his that seemed to exude gravity as it reflected the white-haired boy's form (Akira) before he looked towards the small girl (Mai). He leaned forward and whispered into the girl's ear. "Keep my job a secret." His voice so soft, so gentle, and did not hold any kind of animosity. His words were a whisper as it caresses the girl's ear in secrecy. He then moved away as he did not want to make things awkward or uncomfortable for anyone especially her (Mai). There were also the stares going towards them as the girls vying for Ryou's attention were now casting daggers of glares at the two people nearest to him, especially of the little girl, (Mai). "Oh..." He suddenly remembered as he looked at the two. "Welcome to Airdalen." He assumed they were freshmen seeing they were not familiar faces here at school and he should say that, it would make things less awkward. Well, that is what he was told by a special person.

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"Go ahead, make yourselves comfortable. I don't own them."

"Arigato, Senpai." Akira replied, laughing casually at his strange response, but did not hesitate to take the seat next to Ryou. Though she was just generally excited about being at a new school, rather than flirting with Ryou. Showing interest in guys would only prove awkward, besides she promised herself that she wouldn't fall for anyone at this school. Most of the guys here were wealthy, and she wanted nothing to do with someone who had money...at least not romantically. Her father's wealth is what made it so easy for him to abandon her mother.. It is what made her meet her step-father, and led to her mother's death. She did not want anything to do with that kind of lifestyle. With an energetic smile, Akira ushered for Mai to sit down to the seat on the left of her, thus putting herself between the tall male (Ryou) and small Mai.

She noticed the noise towards the front, but she chose to not pay attention to it. Instead, Akira leaned back in her seat, enjoying the air conditioning. It was a pleasant change from the direct sunlight outside, and it almost had her dozing off a bit. The cool air was just so relaxing, she couldn't help but feel a little drowsy. Besides, she didn't get a lot of sleep, ever. Household chores, her job, plus school? She didn't have a lot of time to get proper sleep.

"Wait, aren't you the girl..."

Immediately Akira's eyes shot open as she was overwhelmed with almost suffocating fright. As she caught on to the situation, she was immediately relieved. She realized that the dark haired student (Ryou) was addressing Mai, and not her at all. Her heart nearly shot out of her chest when she thought Ryou recognized her as a girl. T-thank goodness.. I was about to have a heart attack.. Akira thought, placing a hand on her chest as she tried to retrieve her composure. Her chest ached from fear and dread, and she doubted the feeling would go away any time soon. Though, Akira had to admit that she was definitely a bit surprised when their seatmate appeared to recognize Mai. I wonder where these two met.. She thought as she looked between the two, trying to get a mental picture of a place these two would realistically meet. She somehow only got an image of a chance meeting at a fast-food restaurant. Mai and this male student just appeared to be from two completely different worlds. Though Akira knew better than to judge, many people wouldn't assume that she had a slightly delinquent past either...

"Excuse me."

Akira's eyes widened a bit as she was tugged back into the real world by the ebony haired male's words, and she turned her head to make eye contact, "Eh?" She was a bit confused as to what he meant by his words. Was he getting up or something? Although his words aside, something about his gaze sent chills down her spine. What is this feeling? It's kind of hard to explain.. kind of scary..? Her eyes still were a bit wide as she tried to make heads or tails of the stranger's gaze (Ryou's) but Akira broke eye contact shortly before he did. She couldn't handle it anymore, even if he was about to break his gaze on her and switch to Mai. What was that..? She wasn't blushing, but there was definitely something different about this guy, he was a bit scary.. even if he was polite. Though, she wasn't even sure why his gaze was so intimidating. Maybe it was his height? She was baffled, but totally taken by surprise when the tall male leaned over her to whisper to Mai.

Immediately Akira's face broke out into a dark red blush. Sure, talking to him was okay, and the eye contact was alright as well, despite the fact that it sent a cold feeling down her spine... but this was a little too familiar and she definitely couldn't compose herself in time to avoid getting embarrassed. It was the first time since she'd came to Japan that she'd been this close to a guy.. (unless the crammed trains and subways counted..) She turned her gaze to watch those entering the building, her blush dying down as she distracted herself from the other two. She glanced over for a second, catching them whispering still, and Mai was blushing as well, making Akira feel a little more reassured, even though she knew she shouldn't. She was supposed to be a boy, so she had to get used to stuff like this, she had to harden her feminine weaknesses or risked being exposed as a girl.

Then she noticed the glares shot towards Mai and herself, and Akira glared right on back. She wasn't going to be pushed around just because she chose to sit by someone, and she'd answer anyone with a fist if they tried to tell Mai she couldn't speak to whomever she wanted. Akira hated bullies, and she wasn't going to let anyone tell her or her friends who the could hang out with. Once Ryou returned to sitting properly in his own seat, Akira addressed him, "Those girls trying to have a glaring contest with me and Mai-chan... fans your's by any chance? If so, I feel very sorry for you, dude.." She asked, not angry with the senior male, but definitely irritated with the girls that seemed to always flock nearby. It was obvious that the white haired 'boy's' irritation was towards the girls based on the way 'his' tone changed to a more kind and gentle tone when she finished hissing out the words 'Those girls'.

"Oh..."

A quizzical look spread across Akira's face as the older student began speaking once more, causing her to blink a few times in confusion, a lot faster than normal. What else did he have to say? Was he going to lean over her again? She hoped not... That was embarrassing enough the first time around and she wasn't looking to experience it twice in a ten minute time frame.

"Welcome to Airdalen."

She blinked a few more times, a grin forming on her face afterwards. That was all? She began rubbing the back of her neck, glad that she'd chosen a seatmate that was polite and not very complicated... kind of like Mai, but also different in his own light as well, "I'm Blake, Akira nice to meet you-" Though her words cut off as she realized that she'd never gotten the tall male's (Ryou's) name.

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Mai followed after Akira, making sure to stick close to him lest she lose sight of him. Considering the height of everyone else and the amount of people, Mai was certain that it wouldn’t be very hard for them to be separated without even realizing it. The small girl was tempted to just grab hold of the back of Akira’s jacket but that wouldn’t be quite right. There was no way she could enact something so intimate. They had finally reached the inside of the school hall and already there were quite a few students sitting down or milling about the large room. Mai couldn’t remember the last time she had been in such a populated place, well aside from the farmers market. She nearly walked ahead of Akira and had he not pointed out to something she wouldn’t have noticed he stopped. Green orbs followed the direction of where h was pointing at and she saw that it was one of the male students. He was sitting close to the back which was nice at least this way she didn’t have to worry about having to get past the bigger people. The only downside to sitting so far back was that she wouldn’t be able to see up front. "You can sit with me if you want... I'm going to go ask him if it's okay to sit over there." Nodding in response, Mai continued to trail behind Akira.

She admired the way Akira was able to just go straight up to the boy with ease. When she thought about it Mai wondered why she would have thought otherwise, it was just a boy talking to another boy. Polite as he was, Mai wasn’t sure how the other boy would respond and it wasn’t until she had gotten closer that she realized that not only did he make the chair he sat on look a little small but he was the young man she always saw at Paradiso’s. Mai frowned trying to figure out what his name was. She had heard him being called a few times while she had been there but since she wasn’t there to gawk at boys she never really payed too much attention. Eventually Mai remember something but it was only that his name started with an R.

"Go ahead, make yourselves comfortable. I don't own them." Mai bowed quickly to the dark haired student before sitting down. Clutching her bag close to herself, she glanced at him (Ryou) from the corner of her eyes. The possibility of him recognizing her was low since she wasn’t all that memorable. It wouldn’t surprise her if he didn’t say anything to her and to be honest Mai would be more than happy that he didn’t say anything. It was one thing to befriend such a pretty boy the first day of school but to be speaking with someone who might as well be a supermodel, Mai wasn’t sure she could take it.

While she had been deep in thought worrying about such a petty matter, Mai hadn’t realized what was going on in the front rows. She just barely heard him (Ryou) address her then again she wasn’t sure he had been addressing when he said girl. Mai looked up towards his general direction and hadn’t expected him to be leaning in so close. “Keep my job a secret." His voice was exquisitely soft and so unreasonably gentle for someone with that kind of appearance. Only giving a nod in response, Mai seemed to shiver despite the fact that her skin had turned a bright shade of red for due to him whispering in her ear. So, so close! Mai really wished she could just hide but there was nowhere for her to go.

Finally he leaned back into his own seat; Mai released a breath she hadn’t realized she had been holding. This was even worse than Akira taking that cherry blossom petal out of her hair. Never had there been a reason for anyone, let alone a boy, to whisper in Mai’s ear in such a way. No one ever thought of telling the incredibly timid and small girl their secrets even though she was probably the safest person to tell. It wasn’t like she had anyone to tell their secrets too and when she thought back to what he had just said to her, Mai wasn’t entirely sure as to why he wanted to keep it a secret. It was just a job after all.

It was then that Mai looked up and almost on cue Akira commented on what was happening. “Those girls trying to have a glaring contest with me and Mai-chan... fans your's by any chance? If so, I feel very sorry for you, dude.." Her eyes looked around quickly until they settled on the group of girls who were indeed glaring at her and Akira. Upon making eye contact with one of them, Mai visibly flinched and looked down at her hands. She wasn’t used to people glaring at her as she generally made sure not to get on anyone’s bad side. Is it because we sat next this senior? Mai risked a glance at the senior and blushed again. The fact that Mai was so fidgety and was completely red would no doubt give the other girls the idea that Mai liked this senior even though she knew nothing about him. From the way Akira had spoken she could tell that he was irritated by the girls glares, And just like Akira, Mai did feel a little bad for the senior. It must be rather troublesome to have to deal with so many people vying for his attention all the time.

“Oh . . . Welcome to Airdalen."

She hadn’t expected him to say anything to the both of them but she was almost glad that he had welcomed them. At least I know he holds no ill feelings towards for knowing where he works at. Leaning forwards a bit more so that she could be seen pas Akira, Mai gave the senior a small smile. “O-Ohayō” came the soft yet shaky response. It was the typical greeting her mother had taught her to use and Mai felt a little bad that she only now remembered to use it; even though it wasn’t the response she had intended to use. Hopefully Akira didn’t notice it. Shortly after Akira introduced himself and Mai opened her mouth to speak but wasn’t sure if she should. After all Akira did end his introduction with a question. They didn’t know his name yet.

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"I have wondered
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whether they imposed
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There was the commentary about a group of girls glaring at his current seatmates. His eyes traveled to where those people could be found. The girls immediately flinched and gave him some ridiculous waves and smiles when they noticed his gaze. He truly wondered what do they see in him. He was no celebrity who appears on movies, TV shows or do concerts. He was also not a model who do magazine covers and other things. He was a simple guy by his own standards whatever that could be.

"I feel the same way." Ryou noted as he released a sigh about it. He just gotten used to such events that he had taken it to a stride and just ignore it as much as possible. The only time he would show outright displeasure is when those idiotic exploits would harm or interfere with other people who should not be involved in their ministrations. "Don't mind them. If they make trouble, tell me." His voice has a definitive ring to it. There's always a weight to his actions whether it by words or not. That's why most people attributed that he is a sincere individual and had been admired for that.

That was then the white-haired boy (Akira) introduced himself, but paused due to what he could conclude as not knowing his name. "... Ry..." He stopped briefly as he remembered the Japanese way of introducing oneself. He should practice it since, he now lives here in this country and did fell in love with someone from here as well. "Giou... Giou Ryou." He looked at the two of them especially the small one who had been a customer at Paradiso who greeted him with a good morning. That's true. It is still morning isn't it?

"Nice to meet you too." His face did not hold any frown or was it cold. It's just that he wasn't the kind to smile so easily, but his features did soften which meant that he wasn't being arrogant or anything negative about it. "A..." He stopped again as he had gotten used to calling everyone by their first name. That is how it is at the stateside, but he had been told that it's normal to use the last name when one is simply an acquaintance or someone he just met. "Miyuu-san." Then, he directed his glance to the small girl (Mai). "Your name?" He remembered not knowing the girl's name even if she had frequented the shop he works at. He just assumed she was a grade-schooler doing chores for her parents, a good kid. He didn't bother taking her name and served the kid when it falls to his shift.

Thinking about it, he was going to leave school a bit early. He has work and he really didn't like the idea of being late, especially when he has other matters after it. He still has to travel to go and visit her again. He would need to make a call to his Aunt to say that he'll be coming home late, but he was getting a bit sidetracked from what was going around him. Actually, some of the girls approached him once more and began to ask if he knew the two people sitting near him since, they noticed him chatting the two up as they tried to get more information. He really didn't see the issue about conversing with anyone or why would they need to know about it. "I talk to whoever I want to, the same applies to anyone. If there's nothing else, excuse us. The program is about to start."

With that, he leaned on his chair and looked at the front ignoring the girls who apologizes and left, but not before leaving death glares to Akira and Mai. Ryou noticed that and gave a sidelong glance to his two seatmates. "I won't blame you two if you avoid me. I understand." Then, he looked at the front again, returning to his own solitary moment which he used to.

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The sound of someone’s rear planting itself onto the seat of a chair reached Johnny’s ear, with the implication that wherever the sound came from, it was to his immediate proximity. He instinctively turned his head slightly so his eyes could get a good look at whoever joined the row. He saw a blonde girl he remembered spotting out in the courtyard. She appeared... apathetic, as if she was only there because she had nothing better to do... Unless Johnny's ability to read faces failed him temporarily.

He knew that he had no reason to not want anybody sitting next to him on chairs that were not his inside a giant room that was not his. Though he was a trusting kind of guy, he had to admit that he was too used to the lack of trust and the larger spaces that were more common back in the United States. He couldn’t help but adjust his seating position to something more professional than relaxed. He was unfamiliar with how he should act in front of others in Japan- especially girls. Hell, he wasn’t even sure if the semi-detached respectful demeanour was even the best idea.

Damnit, why did I tense up? he thought as he considered relaxing again… but how would that look?

All of a sudden, a loud bang caught Johnny's attention. From the corner of his eyes, three ninjas burst through the doors with nunchuks and those lightweight military picks with chains. (Kusarigama, but Johnny didn’t know the name) The three ninjas bellowed uncharacteristic war cries in unison. It was clear from the get-go that they planned to do very terrible things.

Johnny never fancied himself a fighter, but he knew that something had to be done. Immediately, Johnny leaped into action. Fifty of the chairs were sent flying as he hopped over the back of his own chair and stamped both feet onto the hard wooden surface of the floor, people included. The gymnasium walls cracked and buckled, and the ceiling was thrown a mile into the air, where it disintegrated into trillions upon trillions of pieces of concrete dust, cement mix, metal beams, and every other stick of material used for the construction of the hall.

With great skill, he tore a hole into the fabric of space and reached into the spacial rend. From the anomaly, Johnny produced an axe guitar- namely the one Gene Simmons was famous for. However, this one included a real, functional blade. Johnny gripped his fingers over a set of frets, and he strummed the sickest lick. Though the guitar was not plugged into anything, the power of the strum translated into a shockwave. The blast of energy ripped open the gym floor in a line to the wall. The three ninjas were launched into the air, for they were too slow to dodge the sickest lick ever shredded.

Johnny then threw the axe guitar in a sloppy, metal-head fashion. The wide swing of the flailing, mid-air guitar caught two of the ninjas in their respective faces, and they both dropped to the floor, soundly defeated.

The third ninja panicked as he watched Johnny follow up the throw by closing the distance. By the time the ninja landed, Johnny had already moved to a position where he was behind the ninja. Johnny locked both arms around the ninja’s waist with the immense strength Johnny had trained many a year to maintain. “OOOH MY GOD!” shrieked the ninja in the most broken English. Johnny hoisted the ninja, and performed the sickest and most excellent German suplex in the history of mankind.

The ninja stood no chance; he could only watch as the world spun downwards from his perspective. Up became down, and down became up as the ninja was flipped by the suplex. The roof- sorry- the floor homed in like a missile, and the ninja’s final thoughts before impact were of how much he enjoyed murder and how he regret not murdering as much as he could have. Johnny knew this, and was satisfied that true justice had been done.

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… and then he blinked. Johnny was back in his chair, with no sign of the carnage to be seen. The walls were flawless, and the ceiling was completely intact. Nothing in the past few paragraphs had happened, nor was there a sign that Johnny was imagining it. The blonde girl, however, remained seated next to the foreigner.

Deep inside, Johnny was greatly bothered. These... visions.. had never, ever happened before. Despite the impossibility, it felt so clear and so real. A premonition, or ungodly boredom I never noticed until now? Johnny wondered. The correct answer seemed difficult to come to. After all, if there was anything his constant pushes to the limits and beyond have taught him, it’s that anything was possible. This felt especially true In this school, where he was no longer the best. He was back to square one. The thought continued to appeal to him.

However, the blonde girl still sat next to him, and still no words had been exchanged yet. Crap, His mind raced back to his original intended meeting with the blonde boy. Specifically, he recalled the word he planned to use for a greeting. “Hajimemashite,” he greeted the blonde girl with a nod and a confident smile. He followed with a couple of phrases that he learned perfectly prior to coming to school. “My name is Johnny Farelli. My Japanese is not that good. It's nice to meet you.” Unlike most every other phrase he knew, Johnny had practiced these phrases more often, as he had to use them for more than school. As a result, his Japanese sounded actually half-decent. He closed his booklet, but kept it on-hand in case he needed it for an upcoming conversation.

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Rhys almost face-palmed at the small girl's token of kindness as she offered pills from a gloved hand but he knew doing that wouldn't make things better. "Ah, look.." he rummaged through his head for the right words, while scratching the back of his head in an awkward manner. Fuck. "I don't mean to be a jerk but... no need." He didn't have a headache but if he ever did, Rhys wouldn't be able to tell the difference with his inherited genetic disorder. Rhys also didn't feel comfortable just speaking about it out of the blue with someone he just met. Even his Japanese friend didn't know about it. He had a feeling it would make him a bit too different from normal people the way it was back home, but in the end it was what it was. He knew it'd come up or someone would notice and by then, he'd have no choice but to be honest.

Turning to Shiori after providing his first name, he managed to catch sight of her with an unexpected light blush. It was cute but he couldn't say that. Feeling a little bit off guard by her reaction, his eyes instinctively moved away acting as if he had seen nothing. I did take her for the shy sort but, okay... He turned to her again, providing his surname to patch up things but by then he realised something was off. She was staring at the ground intensely and not moving by even an inch as if frozen in her spot. He stared at her and waited it out, but was a bit startled when the girl sat back up in an instant. Yeah.. something is off here. Shiori wasn't looking back at him so he couldn't study her eyes but he was pretty sure something was off all the same.

"We do address each other by last name here, unless we feel emotionally connected and close to one another. So I would be Kitogawa-san, and you would be Browning-san. You would use -chan, or -kun at the end to address close friends.." Rhys nodded, "Riiiight... thanks for the heads up." Although his face held the same expression, he actually wasn't too happy about the lesson. I'd feel like a retard if I have to call people 'chan' or 'kun'... it's so... I don't know. Fucking cutesy? His thoughts automatically shut off when Shiori returned the glance. He was well-mannered enough to pay attention when spoken to. "Welcome to Airdalen, be aware of the fact that this place is full of idiots.." Hm. Girl's gone cold. After a brief moment of staring at her, it clicked that she was referring to the student (Kazuki) who had hopped their bench. He was pretty used to that behavior and didn't think of it personally as idiotic or something even worth mentioning but he ignored his thoughts and directed his main focus on the most troubling matter at hand. "Thanks but.. are you alright? Uh.. are you alright, Kitogawa-san?" he asked, a hint of concern. He even included the 'san' he would rather refrain from using to make up for past blunders that could have made her uncomfortable with him. It wasn't his intention to make anyone uncomfortable. Rhys was also aware that Shiori must be putting effort into talking to him at all since most other regular people probably wouldn't. He did have a natural grumpy look plastered as his 24/7 face. Not the most welcoming to chat up with.

“ATTENTION, ATTENTION, ALL SENIORS AND JUNIORS PLEASE HEAD OVER TO THE SCHOOL HALL FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS. SENIORS, PLEASE HELP GUIDE THE JUNIORS SHOULD THEY GET LOST. WE’RE RUNNING BEHIND ON SCHEDULE SO STAY SHARP.”

Rhys' rubbed one of his ears after hearing the loud announcement, a little ticked off at the timing as he was just trying to be sincere. "Well, I guess we should get the show on the road as they say..." he said a bit reluctant. He still wanted an answer to whether or not she was okay but wasn't sure if she would still give one after the convenient distraction. "Let's go, yeah?" Rhys also wasn't sure if she would join him. Maybe she had other friends she would rather walk to the hall with, but he still laid out his offer. He wanted to return the effort she put into talking with him, it was the least he could do. He got up from his seat, his hands naturally finding their way inside his new uniform's pockets and looked over his shoulder to see if she was coming with him or not. They were already behind most of the crowd at this rate.





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Vika chuckled at her friend's statement of the bi-color haired teenager, and glanced his way. Perhaps he was a charming guy, but Vika was never much for one's appearances. Everyone looked beautiful to her. She was a little odd that way, maybe? Her attention, however, was taken by the appearance of a familiar face, and when the pink-haired girl made her way towards Vika, she stood with open arms. Receiving the girl into an embrace, Vika enclosed her arms around Cassiopeia and she nearly squeezed the girl to death.

"Cassi! I didn't know you were coming here," she stated, rubbing her cheek against Cassiopeia's in a friendly manner. "I wish you would have told me. I would have been prepared to receive you better!" she exclaimed as she finally released Cassiopeia. She blinked when she finally noticed another person in their vicinity and glanced towards Gen. She seemed to know the both of them on a personal level, or so it seemed, and she smiled at the newcomer.

"It seems we will all be going to the same school this year, I'm Vika Saitou," she introduced herself to the platinum blonde male. It was a lovely shade of blonde, however; she still preferred the white of Gen's hair and the bubbly pink of Cassiopeia's. Odd hair color's were something of an appeal to her perhaps because her own hair was such an odd color. Orange, on the verge of being ginger, wasn't a common color. Even for her ethnicity, one would have thought her one part Irish, at least. She pushed the thoughts from her mind and turned back to the people when the overhead speakers came alive.

"Well, since we're all together here, shall we go together?" she questioned as she glanced at her company. "It'd be nice to go with friends, no?" she continued, smiling at the three of them.


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"It's finally time
To live a life that
I had always hoped for
and that will be with everyone."
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Cassiopeia giggled with joy at Vika's response. It was really wonderful to see Vika again. "I had no idea you're going to attend here too. But, this is truly a wonderful surprise!" She couldn't agree more to her own words. Life had always been the kind to throw bags of unexpected events, but they are the best things in her personal opinion. "I'm really happy! This year will truly be great, I could already tell!" She was really excited as she clapped her hands in glee. This will be her last year in high school and somehow, she wanted to enjoy it as much as possible with her friends around her. She had met the girl last year through a music competition. They had a connection instantly and it just went from there, but they were unable to maintain a constant communication afterwards, so it's really great to see the ginger-colored hair girl here.

When she and Vika finally let go of each other, she looked towards Gen with a warm smile. "Good morning Gen-chan!" She didn't want to be rude of not acknowledging her fellow senior's presence or to imply that she didn't notice Gen, because she did. "Thank you for asking! Japan is a very beautiful country! i had lots of fun during the holidays seeing different spots!" That's when something came to her mind she immediately grabbed Gen's hands with excitement behind those mauve blue eyes of hers. "I still haven't seen the other places! That's why during our next break, why don't we go all together?" She was asking with such innocence and vibrancy with also complete sincerity in that request. "It would be more fun!" She then looked over to Vika and then to Aeon, hoping for their approval of her honest request. She returned her attention to Gen for confirmation. "Wouldn't it?"

That was when the announcement was sent through the school grounds. The teachers had finally asked for them to go to the hall, for now, they could go all together towards as suggested by Vika, They can start from that point. "I agree! Let's go together, friends!" She answered happily as she released one of Gen's hand and then reached for Vika's as she dragged both girls to the direction of the hall. She remembered how happy she was back then when she finally got her first friend in the form of Aeon. Now, she was having a lot more friends than she could even hoped for. "Come on! Let's go!" Right behind her, the ever reliable Clio bounded behind her adorably while echoing the words, "Friends! Friends Go!"

She was full of energy and was very happy on how everything is turning out. This was far different from the sheltered life she had back then at Greece. She has her family back then and she loves them very much until now, but she was unable to live a full life. Now, she was able to ever since she came here, so she was very truly happy. All thanks to her very first friend as she looked over her shoulder to look at Aeon. "Hurry up Aeon! Come on!" Hopefully, it would always be like this for the rest of the year and may be finally... she could meet him once more. If that happens, then she really would have no regrets at all. Really, all she could do for now was be happy with the things and people she has around her. That's why she can always have a smile on her face.


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"People bother with what they are seeing or with other people as much as possible. It is because they try to avoid seeing themselves which is pathetic."


It did not take long for Cassiopeia to walk beside him and began scolding him about saying mean things towards Miyamoto. That he should understand that animal as he would describe and call the one in topic. This was even supported by Clio as he remained composed and ignoring the words being told of him. He knew that it would go unnoticed and certain as well that Cassiopeia would shift the subject to a different one. The girl always had an ability to find something interesting every few seconds. One would wonder if she could focus, but apparently she could if her grades would be a basis.

And just like clockwork, the pink-haired girl had set her sights on a different thing or person on this matter. She mentioned a name and ran towards the direction where he saw two females. One (Gen) he is familiar with and the other (Vika) not at all. He maintained his pace and soon arrived at the area where the three girls now gathered. From what he could gather, Cassiopeia is familiar with the orange-haired girl if the embrace they both shared was something of a proof. He was not opposed to the idea of Cassiopeia having friends or meeting new people, especially if they do not hold any ill intentions. She always wanted to have those friends so, he will not hinder her.

Of course though, it would not mean he would not assess these people in his own way. He was responsible for her and promised certain things to her parents in the process of her studying here in Japan. He stopped before them as Gen wished that his holiday had been pleasant with manners. "Good morning and thank you, Fukui-san." He started with his polite sensibilities. "I wished the same with yours." His words were not tinged with any malice, yet despite the civility, one could tell the distance being put into it. Even if, he also courteously slightly bowed his head. This could also be seen in his expression that was still stoic, unchanging. It was a good thing that he was quite attractive as some of the students passing by girls and guys alike cannot help but be in admiration to the pristine image of Aeon.

At that point, the girl (Vika) Cassiopeia had ran towards to introduce herself as Vika Saitou. He could already tell that Vika is not a purebred Japanese from her mere appearance. Her name added to that as it is a common name for Russians. However, he set that aside for now and introduced himself as well. It was only proper to do so in return. "Belrose Aeon." Despite his ethnicity, he had been raised in a very traditional home which makes him more ingrained with the culture of this country as demonstrated in his way of introducing himself. "Nice to make your acquaintance." He once more partially bowed his head when Cassiopeia had yet again another of her ideas as she presented it to Fukui.

Cassiopeia wanted to have all of them go together during their next vacation break to the other places she had yet to go to. The Argyris Princess looked at Saitou and him to agree her logic that it would be more fun. He was uncertain about that belief, but did not say anything. For, it looked like that Cassiopeia was completely enamored with it. Though, he could try to calm the pink-haired princess' enthusiasm a bit for her not to appear too overbearing. "You are getting ahead of yourself, Cassiopeia. Allow them to have time to think about it properly as they could have other things already planned." His voice did not hold any resentment, but just a reminder to be more considerate. That seemed to work as the pink princess as she settled down and the announcement did help as well.

Aeon looked towards the way where Araya-sensei had made the announcement with a megaphone. There are speakers all over the school. Did they not remember to use the PA system or did they forget the school has one. It was also far convenient to have told the students beforehand to gather at the hall than here. Alas, it was not his to bother with. That was then Saitou suggested for the four of them to go together as friends. It made him wonder when that assumption had been made when they have simply met. Before anything could be said by him, Cassiopeia took control of the situation. She happily dragged the two girls towards the hall while calling out to him to hurry up.
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He closed his eyes for a brief moment. Yet again, he was being dragged to the pink princess' pace. Something he would only allow with her. He opened his eyes and looked at the three girls together whether all of them liked it that way or not. Aeon would admit that seeing Cassiopeia so happy with a bright smile on her face was quite a sight along with the other two. They were not bad on the eyes either as proven by the male students who were blushing at the scene. He could also tell that some of the looks he received from the males were of envy, being surrounded by such beautiful girls. Remaining cool and completely immaculate, the students who were near the vicinity could not help but be in awe. Some were very happy to be near him as they walked towards the hall. Others cannot believe their luck being around him. Well, it could not be helped when it comes to him, but he would believe they are wasting their time with such emotions. Shaking off such stares as he had always done, he followed behind the three at his own walking pace.

Really, he could not wait for this day to end for all he could foresee is trouble.



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She didn't even think of how wrong this would look if someone decided to look in their direction, but that's just because she was on the formal side of medicine. Both of her parents were doctors and she often forgot that drugs were often taken recreationally.

"Ah, look.."

She wasn't sure what he was getting at, but she kept quiet as he searched for words. Was it because she had medicine on hand? Immediately she felt bad for just pulling out medication from her pocket, "M-my parents are doctors. Gomenasai! I wasn't trying to.." Her eyes were slightly wide from worrying about his reaction, wondering if he'd tell anyone that she'd tried to offer him medicine. That wouldn't get back to the teachers in tact and she would be rumored as some sort of drug dealer and that would hurt her father's reputation. She didn't even think about it, and she began mentally beating herself up about it almost immediately after the realization hit her..

"I don't mean to be a jerk but... no need."

"Suit yourself then." She replied in a nonchalant tone, as if she'd never cared in the first place. There was no way for her to know the reasoning behind his denial, so she more or less stubbed up in response. She was trying to be nice and was shot down, so she definitely didn't feel too confident at the moment. Perhaps another student told him about her and he figured it was an attempt to poison him? She wasn't exactly popular among her peers, especially since she had a tendency of being rude whenever she got nervous or felt she was being criticized or rejected. She couldn't mentally handle someone else rejecting or abandoning her.. So she developed a rough around the edges outer shell that made others think she didn't care about their opinion, so she couldn't get close to anyone. Seeing as that only made her lonelier, Shiori has spent her high school career attempting to correct her behavior, but has had no success this far. This was her last year, and she was determined to kick her habit of being rude, but here she was, doing the same old thing a whenever she got in a situation she didn't know how to properly process.

"Riiiight... thanks for the heads up."

"No problem." Shiori replied in a slightly arrogant tone of voice, not making eye contact with Rhys, she was also no longer staring at the ground, instead Shiori was staring directly ahead of them at one of the numerous cherry blossom trees in the vicinity. She was feeling a bit guilty as far as her closed off behavior was concerned. She knew it was rude to act the way she was right now, but it was the only way she knew how to handle her assistance being tossed aside without fleeing from the scene like a madwoman. She didn't want to come across as psychotic or hysterical.. Cold was a much better option, but she really wished she could be cute, like the bubbly and innocent girls she saw in romance movies and anime. She envied girls that could be so effortlessly adorable, because acting the way that they did, Shiori was certain that she could never do it, she'd die of embarrassment before that ever came to pass. She didn't feel she would ever reach that level of socialization and confidence. She severely lacked both, and doubted she would be progressing in either at a well enough pace.. I suck.. I can't even talk to a junior without making an ass out of myself... Shiori thought to herself in a downhearted manner. She didn't know how to mend her behavior, because she never properly made friends before.. Even Kazuhiko, she didn't fully consider him a friend, but he was the closest thing she had to one.

"Thanks but.. are you alright? Uh.. are you alright, Kitogawa-san?"

Shiori quickly brushed her depressed thoughts aside, seeing as this boy caught on that all was not well. She wasn't sure what he was referring to, but she immediately became nervous. She couldn't just come out and admit that she had problems speaking with others and had a bad habit of either insulting or being mean to other people if her feelings were hurt. That was too personal, she'd never told anyone that, ever. She definitely couldn't admit that to a stranger, and the same went for why she didn't want to be touched by Kazuki, or anyone else for that matter. That would involve speaking of her mother, and she couldn't do that. She was certain that her mother's actions qualified as child abuse and she couldn't bring that kind of heat into her home. She couldn't tell anyone, so she was stuck here in this endless cycle of self loathing, rude behavior, and written apologies.

“ATTENTION, ATTENTION, ALL SENIORS AND JUNIORS PLEASE HEAD OVER TO THE SCHOOL HALL FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS. SENIORS, PLEASE HELP GUIDE THE JUNIORS SHOULD THEY GET LOST. WE’RE RUNNING BEHIND ON SCHEDULE SO STAY SHARP.”[b]

She wasn't sure what was up with the announcement, but she didn't really care. She'd go on towards the indicated spot without hesitation. That's how she'd spent every other year at this school, invisible. She went through the motions of her day so well. The only exceptions were when others chose to talk to her, and as usual she would always end up running them off before the week was through. The longest record was five days of someone attempting to form a bond of friendship with Shiori, needless to say, the boy gave up.

[b]"Well, I guess we should get the show on the road as they say..."


"Of course. We don't want to get the seats with gum on them." She replied in a detached and somewhat formal manner, and she also hesitated to answer his question that was interrupted, but shook her head after she'd given the question some thought. She had to answer, or he'd probably only ask her again. She let out a quiet breath to secretly compose herself before she chose to vocally respond, "I'm fine by the way, why did you ask?" She responded in a sound tone of voice, no breaks in her tone indicating that she was upset; and it definitely didn't crack as she spoke. Though her eyes always seemed to tell another story. Her eyes were sad and lonely, as always, but that could easily be chalked up to simply be due to the fact that they were a dark and depressing shade of purple. Most of the time other people assumed it was due to her dark hair and eye color. Though she turned her gaze to her clothes just in case. She didn't want pity. She wanted to make friends, but she didn't want to accomplish that through a pity party. That would be pathetic and she'd never forgive herself for choosing the easy route. She stood and dusted off her skirt and the back of her uniform blazer, waiting to see what he would do from here on. She didn't want to be the first to walk away, especially since she'd made a lot of rude comments to him already..

"Let's go, yeah?"

Though she was pleasantly surprised when he spoke up. He wanted to walk with her? She blushed a bit, though she kept it hidden from him by turning towards the building, "Alright, don't slow me down though. It's this way, we just have to follow the crowd that's forming." She stated running to catch up so that they'd be walking at the same pace in the same area, but kept a comfortable distance between not only herself and Rhys, but also between herself and everyone else around them. She didn't even scan the crowd for anyone she knew, but that's because she really didn't know anyone here, aside from her classmates names. There was no one in her grade that she knew on a personal level, not one. Though that's because her only real friend was a boy she chose to write to for half of her life. If he were here, she doubted she'd be able to treat hm the same as she did when she wrote letters to him. Letters were easier than face to face interaction. She didn't have to deal with the confrontation immediately. She always could wait to respond if a letter upset her. People were far crueler and impatient in person. She sat down next to a cute purple haired female student who seemed to be patiently and quietly waiting for the program to start (Yuuki) and in front of a brunette male student (Johnny) who was sitting next to a gorgeous female blonde. The two behind her were in conversation, and the purple haired girl seemed to be actively avoiding one, at least to a certain degree. She understood that very well, but she couldn't help but look over her shoulder to see if Rhys chose to sit with her or slipped away in the crowd. She couldn't say she blamed him if he chose to give her the slip..





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"I feel the same way."

Akira couldn't help but chuckle. Most men dreamed about being in this guy's shoes, so she found it a bit interesting that the only one she met who was living the 'every man's dream' wasn't really enjoying it at all, in fact he just verbally announced that he found it annoying. She truly did feel sorry for him. No one deserved to be treated like a shiny new zoo exhibit. She felt bad for the tall male student, almost as bad as she felt for real zoo animals.

"Don't mind them. If they make trouble, tell me."

Akira nodded her head, rubbing the back of her neck with a grin, "They don't bother me all that much, I find the glaring a bit funny, even though it's annoying that they're glaring at Mai-chan too.." She stated, thinking about the situation a bit more thoroughly. There wasn't a lot to talk about, and Akira was a social person, so she chose to actually rattle her brain a little and make conversation out of their situation.

"They're just jealous, at least I think so.. Which if they are, maybe if they weren't being so mean and superficial they might have been sitting here instead... They should be mad at themselves. You obviously don't like all that cheap crap they're doing and they don't even seem to have the decency to care.. I hate girls like that..." She stated and chuckled a bit afterwards. Her eyes shortly after landed on Mai and her smile grew to a big, friendly one as she began to speak again, "That's why I like girls like Mai-chan! She's quiet and isn't pushy or possessive." She chimed in a happier tone. Then she realized she might have been talking too much, or perhaps he didn't want to think about those cult-like fan girls of his? She'd never given that much thought and suddenly Akira felt bad for using those girls as a conversation starter, "Gomenasai.. I shouldn't have been so critical and mean when speaking about those girls, I let my temper get the best of me.. I didn't like seeing them glare at Mai-chan and lost it for a second.." She admitted in a sheepish tone with a light blush on her cheeks. She didn't want to get too carried away, because her temper once she let it get too hot, was harder for her to control. It was best for her to keep it on a tight leash at all times, not to mention badmouthing others, regardless of how much they deserved it, wasn't a good method of making friends, "Gomenasai..." She repeated to both Mai and her other companion (Ryou).

"... Ry..."

Ry? Akira thought to herself in a confused manner. What on earth was he trying to say? She was completely baffled, but did her best to conceal her confusion, covering it up with an expression of curiosity.

"Giou... Giou Ryou."

"Ohayo, Giou-San!" Akira chimed in a bright and energetic fashion after Mai, smiling at the small girl seeing as she beat Akira to the punch. She was happy that the girl was at least beating her at something, in fact she hoped that she could help Mai become more confident somehow, she just wasn't sure how she could aid her in that endeavor.

"Nice to meet you too."

He replied to The two of them and she looked to the front of the room again, then between her seating companions. So far she felt today was going rather well, it could have been worse, right? She knew that, and she was glad to have met two people as approachable as Ryou and Mai. She was lucky this far and definitely didn't want to ruin it. Though she was pretty good at doing that once her temper became evident. She hoped that wouldn't be an issue anymore..

"A..."

Immediately Akira's eyes landed on Ryou. Was he going to call her by first name? Please don't! She thought to herself. It would be the first time in almost four years that a boy called her by her first name, and she wasn't ready to hear it just yet.

"Blake-san."

Akira nodded in approval and shot a smiled at him, both of her eyes closed in order to hide her embarrassment and shock. So he was about to call me by first name, thank god he didn't.. I don't think I would have survived it.. I've gotten too used to this whole using your first name is rude or intimate crap.. she thought to herself, very relieved that he didn't. She was afraid her embarrassment would give away that she wasn't really a boy. She'd have to get that under control soon, or else she'd not be able to stay under cover for very long.

"I talk to whoever I want to, the same applies to anyone. If there's nothing else, excuse us. The program is about to start."

Akira noticed Ryou telling the girls who approached what is what, and she did her absolute best to avoid laughing at them as their flirtatious attempts failed. Thankfully she didn't actually laugh, and only had a smile plastered on her face, but she still felt bad for doing that. Then it registered in her mind that the announcements would begin again quote soon, Ryou brining it back to the front of her mind "I see. I promise I'll be quiet when it does since they might get mad and I'd hate to get you guys in trouble just because I had too much coffee this morning..." Akira admitted, wondering if she was taking too much. Ryou and Mai were both quiet individuals, she just wasn't sure if it was because she was talking a lot, or if it was a personal choice and they were fine with her yapping almost nonstop since she'd sat down..

"I won't blame you two if you avoid me. I understand."

"They don't intimidate me. I'm staying, Giou-San. What are they gonna do? Pull my hair?" Akira asked in an amused manner. Though she didn't admit it, she was worried about Mai.. If they touched her, Akira knew she'd lose it and probably do something she would regret.

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Bishop was in the middle of a giant heard of students funneling into the large school hall. He didn't really notice a specific face or person go by him amongst the crowd too caught up in reading the signs over each classroom door. <Ahuh.. So this is the building that the staff mainly works out of.> He sighed trying to get a feel for his new school. It was definitely different that any school he had been to in America or on a military base. From the uniforms to the layouts, he would have to see how things were when it came to assignments as well. But that was for later. The blonde shook his head reminding himself not to think too far ahead, that how you get discouraged. He took a breath and finally broke through the threshold of the school hall finding that since he walked so slow in order to not get lost, that many students had beaten him to get a seat.

"Aahh.... Ummm." He contemplated where to sit slowly walking down the left isle to find a seat. He first noticed a tall brown haired kid, sitting next to that blonde he saw earlier (Johnny & Arietta). But he didn't make a move to sit next to them, honestly not seeing the open seat. He moved further down the aisle beginning to think ins a vicious circle. <If I don’t sit now, more seats will be taken up. If the seats are taken up I’ll look weird. But what if I sit next to someone weird or mean? So I have to find a good seat! But if I don’t sit now-> On and on it went as he walked down the aisle until he reached the end and looked to the side and saw the purple haired girl from before (Yuuki) who yelled at him. He froze for a moment with wide eyes; if she looked to make eye contact he would turn awkwardly away and shuffle off <Like hell I’ll sit with her!> He didn't even take the time to notice the two other students sitting next to her (Shiori & Rhys). The American was having a bit of a hard time trying to assimilate in Japanese school, being spooked by a purple haired girl.

Bishop walked back up the aisle noticing some of the looks he was getting and decided to just take a seat anywhere. He opted for the right sight of the hall where there was a large gap between the row of seat in front of him, leaving the students sitting there with leg room. He removed his back pack and set it in his lap, looking around. To his surprise Bishop’s phone would ring, and he brought it up seeing it was a text from his dad; ’Hey son! Have a great first day at school. Always remember that me and your mother are proud of you and we love you very much.’ Bishop smiled at the message and replied back thanking his dad, but was interrupted by another male student. ’Hey, do you mind if we sit here? We’re trying to stay together.’ Bishop looked up seeing several junior class students looking down at him, their gazes curious seeing his foreignness. Bishop looked to his side seeing that the seats beside him were filling up and they didn’t have enough room for them all unless he moved. ”Ah… Sure-” ”Thanks!” Bishop spoke hesitantly wanting to be nice, but as soon as he began to speak they took his offer for an inch and made it a mile.

Slowly he stood up, once again seatless and sighed looking around clutching his backpack in his hand. It wasn’t like the others, some girls had cute charms or anime chibi characters on there’s. The same was for male students, though their bags were typically more conservative. Bishop’s backpack was an olive green, a military bag actually. He took off the American demarcations and insignias not wanting to stand out too much. However on his backpack were several pin buttons he acquired through his travels. He had 13 in all. Some were cities he’d visited or lived in, a few were companies that made products that he used for hobbies and some were music bands. All however were western, which was enough of a giveaway if one were to pay attention. Bishop now stood in near the center of the hall, looking back and forth to find an open seat. He’d take anything now…. Except if it was in front of next to that girl who scolded him (Yuuki). He spotted a seat to the rear of the hall and didn’t think twice about it. Bishop hurriedly went to take that seat just noticing a tiny girl sitting next to that seat (Mai). He looked down towards her automatically assuming she was a freshmen like him. He looked up seeing a silver haired, yet effeminate looking boy (Akira) sitting next to a super tall guy (Ryou). He gave the briefest of glances to them and went back to his phone to look over his text, and then hit ‘send’.

Bishop sighed and put his phone on silent, not expecting a text back and put his phone away. He fidgeted in his seat placing his unique backpack in his lap, only to look down to fuss with a few of the buttons lost in thought. Bishop was rather oblivious to what had happened before, keeping his head low with a troubled expression. From this point on, he figured that keeping a low profile on the first day wasn’t such a bad idea. He didn’t even think that suddenly sitting next to these people and not introducing would be rude, he was very use to the somewhat anti-social American culture. Bishop raised his head causing his blonde hair to sway gently, looking up only to see a few girls staring at him. He blinked and looked back not sure of what to do. He looked down at his uniform to see if it was something on him, then touched his face thinking maybe there was dirt or worse- a booger! When he found nothing, the freshmen heard laughing and just went back to looking down. Whatever it was, he had missed it like always. <This first day is not going to plan... I wish I was swimming.> He just hoped that the announcements would start soon so he could move on.

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For whatever reason Mai felt a little bad about listening to the conversation. Sure she was sitting right beside Akira but to the small girl it seemed more like a conversation between the two of them. I shouldn't eavesdrop of their conversation. While she did feel bad for eavesdropping, she felt even worse for the fellow. To have to deal with all those girls must be difficult. Mai couldn't even imagine what it'd be like and she was sure she'd just end up fainting or something as a result.

"Your name?" Mai looked at him and bit her lip before giving her name. "K-Kon, M-Mai." Doing her best to stop the stutter, Mai gave him a weak smile. It was the second time she had introduced herself and she was rather proud. Most people overlook her due to her being mistaken for a middle schooler, and at its worst a grade schooler. When she thought about this very morning a few people thought Ren and her were father and daughter. In realizing the implications of that her face turned red again and she brought her hands up to cover her cheeks.

In that moment a small group of girls had approached Ryou. They began to ask him questions and her and Akira and she felt guilty for having brought this on him. Had they not sat next to Ryou maybe those girls would leave him alone. On second thought they probably wouldn't. She could imagine them trying to figure out who got to sit next to him which would cause more problems for Ryou. Maybe it was a good idea to sit here. It seemed Ryou took care of their presence with his next words. It certainly was true, he could talk with whoever he wanted to and it wasn't their business either. Letting out a sad sigh, Mai glanced at the girls as they apologized and left. They sent glares that could kill a person at Akira and her, sending shivers down her spine in the process.

There was very little going the way she had expected and Mai wasn't sure if she'd make any more friends. It wasn't like she had many friends at her old school. Most people teased her about her short stature which of course she took on the best she could. However the guys thought she was cute that way, along with her stutter, but they never told her in person. Mai didn't find out about this until a group of girls had confronted her about it. They had asked that she stop faking the stutter and actually act her age. That was when she came to realize just how annoying she could be because of her flaws. Once summer had started Mai cut her bangs so she could no longer hide behind them and her parents sent her to stay with her cousin.

Mai didn't hate them for it but she was a little sad that they sent her away. After staying at the shrine for a few days Ren had confronted her about her timidness and told her to try and overcome it. Almost every day he forced her into talking with not only him but the rest of the shrine. It was a good experience for Mai and she was thankful towards her cousin. Of course talking with people she grew to know and talking to complete strangers were two different things.

Coming back from her worrisome thoughts, Mai caught on the ending of their conversation. Like Akira she wondered what they would do to him. It wasn't like they could just beat him up or something, he was a guy after all. When it came to her, well that was a different story. Mai was a girl and girls could be extremely nasty. She only had to deal with it once and she was in no hurry to go through it again. There were stories of girls messing with other girls, and Mai had seen it on occasion. At the time she never thought much about it until those girls had confronted her.

Hurried movement brought her attention to the area on her right. Quickly looking up Mai saw that a blonde boy had sat down besides her, or rather plopped down. Their gazes just barely crossed but it was enough for Mai to look away. She knew she wasn't his focus of attention as he held a phone in his hand. Placing her hands on her lap, Mai couldn't help but notice the fidgety boy next to her which in turn made her fidgety. Maybe he's nervous too. Oh! I should say good morning right? Yeah come on Mai just say it. She repeated this in her head multiple times, practicing saying Ohayō aloud. Maybe just maybe there wouldn't be a tutter but she'd have to do it soon before the announcements came on. Come on! Say it! Just say it. Then it came out "Ohayō." Instead of actually be happy that she had managed to say it out loud, Mai was just happy that she didn't stutter.

Hopefully she wasn't too late in saying good morning to him. When Mai looked back at him she realized he was the kid from before. The one who had been playing music and later got chewed out by the purple haired girl. It was obvious that he wasn't from around here. The bookbag that he had was covered with various buttons that presented a western theme. Is he American? In noticiting this her curiosity rose but she couldn't bring herself to say any more.

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Yuuki nearly fell asleep waiting for the program to begin. The loud and rowdy boy (Kazuki) from earlier seemed to be giving a teacher a lot of trouble, from what she could see. He was up front and somewhat appeared to be arguing with the adult. Perhaps that was why the program hadn't begun? Either way, she was a bit tired of seeing that guy around here. He seemed to cause trouble for everyone he met, and she wasn't looking forward to having a run-in with him, she'd surely tell him off way worse than she had the blond guy that had carelessly interrupted her studying with his wretched excuse for music. Suddenly she noticed that the seats around her began to fill in. There was a very cute and feminine blonde girl (Arietta) that chose to sit not too far off in the row behind her, along with a brunet male who chose to sit down a little while before the blond. He was sitting a bit closer to Yuuki, but was in the same row as the blonde female.

“Hajimemashite,”

The boy (Johnny) seemed to be attempting to converse with the girl (Arietta) and the male definitely seemed to be struggling with the language. He was doing rather well, but as a native of the language, Yuuki noticed the slight errors in his pronounciation. He was trying, so she couldn't fault him on that. Not to mention he wasn't very loud. That was something she definitely could applaud. The conversation wasn't very annoying, or perhaps it was because the entire room was buzzing with noise, either way, this wasn't a place she could study. She didn't mind the noise when it was suited for the situation, and this was a situation where others were expected to at least greet one another..

“My name is Johnny Farelli. My Japanese is not that good. It's nice to meet you.”

Even Yuuki almost laughed as she overheard that. Was he reading from a Japanese 101 handbook? She didn't turn around to look, or she probably would have laughed noticing the conversion book he held. She only caught glimpses of the two out of the corner of her eye. He was definitely foreign judging by his name, but was he American or Italian? She wasn't sure, but it was definitely food for thought.

Suddenly Yuuki froze. She got her own seat mate. She looked over and noticed a very 'classic' Japanese beauty (Shiori), well, aside from the girl's stunning gemstone eyes. Yuuki had never seen eyes that color, but she was fairly certain that not many were accustomed to purple hair. It was Yuuki's natural color, which even she found to be a bit odd, but she couldn't argue with the fact.

The girl didn't seem very social, but Yuuki decided to at least say hello and introduce herself if they were going to sit together, "Ohayo.. I am Fujioka, Yuuki." Her tone was formal, very serious and didn't seem to be very energetic like the blonde girl (Arietta) in the row behind them. The dark haired girl (Shiori) seemed to be waiting on someone to join them, because her head was turned away. Yuuki sighed a bit at this and adjusted her glasses. Perhaps she just wasn't suited for this kind of thing? It might have been a sign that she shouldn't try with others.. even when the timing permitted it. The two seats in front of her remained empty still, and Yuuki wondered when the program would begin. Perhaps the girl sitting beside her wouldn't notice her failed attempt to make idle chitchat? She noticed that blond guy from earlier and rolled her eyes as he fled the scene. Running away because he got scolded once? Wow. Pathetic.

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"I have wondered
what they see in me
whether they imposed
their dreams on me or
do they make me their illusions
because, I can only be me."
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This Miyuu guy is quite talkative. It reminded him of his Aunt and his cousins. He was not bothered by it as everyone would initially think. Useless chatter or not, anyone was free to speak whatever is on their mind. It would be in his own decision whether he would react to any of it, but he would listen as much as he could. Just like how Miyuu was saying that girls like the small girl beside them is preferable.

It's not like he dislike girls like that in general. Ryou has high tolerance whether he knows it or not. It's just he didn't like the thought of them being overbearing to other people who simply wanted to talk or ask something. Jealousy... That was a normal feeling which he had felt on some occasions. If people like someone or something, the sense of monopoly is a normal thing. It's just that he knew how to portray it without making himself appear like some jacka**. It also seemed that Miyuu apologized about his one-sided argument towards the girls which was done out of his temper.

"It's okay. Just remember to always to take a step back. When you cross the line, there's no going back."

His voice held no resentment or superiority. He was simply speaking something that he has an idea about and sharing a thought, a word of caution to prevent certain bad things from happening. His eyes of silver looked on ahead, but it held a brief moment of sadness, then it was gone. He then gazed at the smaller girl who finally introduced herself as Kon Mai. The little girl was either having a speech defect or was timid.

He was betting on the latter one based on the encounters he had with her at the store. That's why it's nice to hear her voice from this perspective. He gave a nod to acknowledge that. "Kon-san, nice to meet you." He noted before his attention shifted back to Akira who spoke about being quiet to prevent trouble and something about coffee. "It's fine. Talk as much as you want..."

His eyes were now directed at Akira, those eyes which reminded one of the moon's mysterious light. "I like coffee." He added as a fact because the beverage was mentioned. There was no other reasoning behind it. Akira then stated that he was not worried about the possibility of the girls causing annoyance or trouble to him. Ryou wasn't sure if that was the wisest decision, but that was a nice thing to hear. His features softened ever so slightly. "Okay... thanks..." He then returned his attention to the front. He got lucky on having Akira and Mai as his seatmates. They were not troubling and annoying as well which was much welcome.

That was then he noticed some of the girls at front looking at their row. Most were looking at him in awe and in admiration, but when he caught them, they quickly looked away. He released a sigh at that and then found they were also looking at someone else. From the corner of his eyes, he noticed another new occupant who has blonde hair. At first, he thought it to be Aeon, but there were many differences on that part, so that was his bad. Then, he heard laughter which made the blonde boy lower his head head. In his judgement, it was due to embarrassment. It was then that Mai managed to greet the boy. That was a good start.

Ryou then noticed the boy's backpack with familiar pins. It has a western theme which he would relate to the states. Other than that, he noticed what the girls might have seen as peculiar. "Hey." He spoke that in his natural dialect which was English. His eyes gazed at the blonde boy. "There's a cherry blossom petal on your hair." He continued speaking in English. The way he spoke it was fluent and one could note that his tone remarked that he has been living in America for a very long time. The pink petal was sticking out against the yellow of the boy's hair. If the blonde-haired boy doesn't understand him and wasn't American, it was his bad then. "Don't take them seriously." He ended it at that and if the boy has no idea of what he was saying then, he would deal with it. Anyway for now, he looked to his front again, returning to his own solemn peace. until to the point it will last.

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Rhys wasn’t looking forward to school. School meant more early mornings ahead of him. He grasped that he was fortunate to be going to Airdalen Academy at all, but the whole process was over his head. He only hit this realisation after the announcement had concluded for a while. How was he going to keep his grades up to the average? He wasn’t going to believe that the school would keep him for sports only. His grades had to be at minimum, passing. He couldn’t risk a flunk. Ahhh fuck, I forgot to worry about that. I guess I could hire a tutor or something.. His hand tugged at his tie, not used to the getup. It was almost suffocating. Another thing he really didn’t like about going to school, uniforms.

"Of course. We don't want to get the seats with gum on them."
Rhys turned to Shiori with a concerned fleeting look. When they started chatting, Shiori passed off as shy but trying until now… now she seemed far from trying and more like fed up, done. Was she fed up and done with him? Well fuck it, I tried. He was confident that he hadn’t done or said anything questionable to bring up the mood change. He was being as nice as nice could get with someone he had just met. ”…yeah.”

"I'm fine by the way, why did you ask?"
Rhys went silent for a moment, collecting his thoughts as his eyes slowly moved to avoid hers. He was unsurprisingly a man of few words unless he was swearing rowdily. He hadn’t sworn yet in front of her, because he was holding it back. ”It’s not right to swear in front of a lady…” His mother taught him that much in spite of her upbringing. ”Cause… just cause.” He ended up saying before his brown eyes stared back at her. He decided to leave it at that, not trying to be nosey in business that wasn’t his. He patiently waited as his new acquaintance stood up and turned her attention elsewhere for a bit. Rhys wasn’t particularly in a hurry, but he wanted to be on time and do whatever needed to be done at this school. A part of him hoped Shiori wasn’t going to decline such a small thing as a meagre walk to the hall. That would wound his pride.

"Alright, don't slow me down though. It's this way, we just have to follow the crowd that's forming."
”You’re the boss.” he responded in his usual tone of voice as they walked together, joining the large crowd of students headed in the same direction for the school hall. A few people brushed past him but Rhys didn’t think much of it. He couldn’t feel any pain from it had they pushed hard. He simply had no reaction.
He looked over Shiori once to check that he hadn’t lost her before directing his attention to the front of the hall. It was much fancier than any school he had ever gone to. Well tickle me impressed… they have a nice budget. Scratching the back of his neck, he glanced side to side as the rows of seats filled up more and more by the second. He let out a small sigh, Time for school… before claiming the seat next to Shiori with his hands at his knees. Impulsively, his attention turned at the voice of another girl (Yuuki) wearing glasses in their row beside Shiori as she introduced herself. He watched her subtly as she rolled her eyes, before returning his attention to the front as he wasn’t the one being talked to. I haven’t seen a single ugly girl since I got here... she’s a looker too.




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