Myouren Academy Post#30 WayMaker !!p1MGtlLmxm 2013/03/27 (Wed) 23:32 No. 48788 ▼
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You like to think you're pretty good with kids. "I'll do it." Mokou's pleading look quickly transforms into a smile as she looks at Remilia.
"I had hoped you would say that," Remilia says, nodding her head in satisfaction. "Very well then, since it will be your first time babysitting Flandre, I would like you to be at my house at nine thirty tomorrow morning. I will tell you everything you need to know when you arrive." Smiling, she turns around in her seat.
Mokou is beaming at you, "Thank you so much!"
"it's the least I can do." you say, smiling.
"I don't just mean for this?" she says as her cheeks turn red.
The bell rings and you turn around and prepare for class wearing a smile on your face. All you have to do today is a worksheet. Unfortunately it is front and back and most of the answers require quite a bit of detail. Still, you manage to finish with a few minutes remaining, unlike Mokou and Remilia. Remilia at least gets to the back of the page, while Mokou seems to be a slow writer. If Ms. Kamishirasawa didn't say that it was to be done individually you would offer to help them. Instead you pull out a book and start reading.
You don't get terribly far into it when the bell rings, which doesn't bother you, as you've read it a few times before. It dawns on you that you haven't really read any of your books the whole way through in a while, mostly because you've read them all already. Maybe you'll be allowed to go the library during study hall.
You say goodbye to Mokou and Remilia and head on to your next class. Upon arriving, you see Youmu sitting at the table looking rather depressed. As you talk your seat you say, "Hi, Youmu."
She forces a smile, "Hi Alex."
"You okay?" it's a simple question that hardly ever gets you a simple answer, but you ask it anyway.
Youmu sighs, "No, my mom is being overprotective again."
"She doesn't want me going to the dance with the boy I like!" She says loudly, only to look around embarrassedly. Luckily the only other person in the room is Ms. Knowledge. "She keeps trying to make my choices for me!" She says this quieter, but it's obvious she's quite annoyed. "She keeps telling me what I can and can't do! it's so annoying!"
"I'm sorry. She must have her reasons though," you'd rather not take a side when you don't even know her mom. You have an idea, "Hey, I'm going to hang out with a couple friends after school. Do you want to come with us?"
She looks at you surprised, "Really? Who's going?"
"Tenshi and Mokou, and I'm going to ask Shou later."
She thinks about it for a minute, "Hmm, okay! Where are going?"
"We're just gonna hang out at the mall."
The two of you chat for a little bit longer while waiting for the bell to ring. Once it does, Ms. Knowledge doesn't waste any time writing notes on the board. During class, you glance at Youmu, who seems to be in a better mood now.
Once class is over you agree to meet Youmu in the front hallway after school. You then walk to the home economics room where you are greeted by Tenshi.
"Hi Alex!" She yells in your ear as she gives you a hug.
"Hi, can you let me go please?" She frowns but does as you ask.
Out of the corner of your eye you see Parsee glaring at you. You try to ignore her but it proves to more difficult than you thought.
"Hey Alex?" Tenshi says hesitantly, "Do you want to go to the dance with me on Sunday?"
Crap. You were not prepared for this question even though in you really should have been. Before you can even open your mouth, Parsee says, "He already asked Mokou." No tact with that one.
Tenshi gives you a confused look, "Is that true?"
"Yes." You feel as though saying more might make the situation worse.
Tenshi looks disheartened, "Oh, okay. I guess I shouldn't have expected you to feel the same after two years.? Technically, you do feel the same as you did when you saw her two years ago. She is a good friend that you are happy to have. No more, no less.
"I'm sorry." you say quietly.
"it's okay." she says, "We're still going to hang out after school right?"
"Yeah. I invited Mokou and Youmu as well and I'm going to ask Shou if she wants to come too."
"Ask me what?" Shou says from behind you, nearly causing you to jump.
You spin on your heels to face her, "We're going to the mall later, wanna join us?"
"Sure!" She says with a smile.
Turning back to Tenshi, "We'll meet in the front hallway okay?" She smiles and nods in agreement.
The three of you sit down at a table while you wait for class to begin. Once it does, Iku begins giving a lecture on how other cultures prepare their food. Just hearing about some of the different foods makes your mouth water.
Once class ends, you walk with Shou to English. it's a good thing you wrote that paper yesterday; Lily took them up when the bell rang. You chuckle at how a few students tried to make excuses on why they don't have their paper.
The remainder of class was spent taking notes on various authors, which was hard to do due to Lily's erratic speech and her tendency to go on tangents. A few students don't even bother taking out any notebooks. Either they don't care or they can't keep up. One student looks like he has a tape recorder on his desk.
One of Lily's tangents gets cut short by the bell for lunch. As you start to walk out with Shou and Mokou, you feel a hand on your shoulder. It turns out to be Lily who says, "One moment, gotta talk to you. You aren't in trouble; at least I don't think you are. Maybe with another teacher but not me. Nope not me!"
It takes you a moment to process what she just said. "Okay." you turn to Mokou and Shou, "I'll see you two in a bit."
They wave goodbye as you walk with Lily to her desk. "Glanced over your paper. You lied."
"I'm sorry?" You can't think of what you lied about.
Smiling, Lily says, "You better be! Telling Satori that you haven't thought about the future, then going and writing a paper in one day! Or maybe you copied someone, but I don't think you did. You seem too honest. And squishy. No backbone." She pokes you in the chest for emphasis. "Nah, you wouldn't do that. Still lied though. Why?"
Again you have a little bit of trouble following her, but in the end you realize what she's asking. "To be honest, I hadn't thought about the future. But when I wrote the paper I spent a while thinking about what I wanted to do. So I just wrote about that."
Lily nods, and spins in her chair, "I see. Well no, I don't. Rather I hear. Can't see words. Unless they are written down." She stops suddenly. "Well anyway, you are free to go!" She hops up from her chair, spins you around, and gives you a push toward the door. "And remember, lying is bad!"
With that you head to the cafeteria feeling confused and for some reason insulted. The line is far longer than you would have liked, but you're hungry so you stick it out. After getting some pizza you go to where Mokou sits.
Reisen is the first one to notice you. "Ah there you are!" Kaguya and Mokou turn to face you. Upon seeing you, they both smile and Mokou's face turns a slight red.
You take a seat next between Mokou and Kaguya. "So," Kaguya says with a wry smile, "You seem to be making waves here."
"What do you mean?" You ask as Mokou and Reisen look at her inquisitively.
"it's just that in less than a week you have made quite a few friends, earned Suika's respect, impressed Miko, and you even asked Mokou out to the Fall Ball. Not only that, but Tenshi asked you to it too." Mokou looks at you with a sorry expression. "Just how close are you with Tenshi?" You don't like her tone, it almost sounds as though she's implying something. Wait, why does Mokou look apologetic? What has she told them, or rather what hasn't she told them?
You take a bite of an apple before saying, "Tenshi and I used to go to the same school, until she moved two years ago. I hadn't talked to her at all until Monday, and she's trying to act like everything is the same as before. We dated for a while but I broke up with her." You say it all simply, in part because it's the past.
Kaguya looks surprised, while Reisen drops the carrot she twirling around. The two of them look at you dumbfound for a minute. Reisen finally yells, "Wait, YOU dated Tenshi?! Mokou said you were close, but she didn't mention that!" Her little outburst gets the attention of most of the tables around you.
Mokou looks annoyed, "That's because you two never gave me a chance to!" She then looks at you, "Sorry Alex, I didn't think they would be so?" she pauses for a moment, "well, you know."
Conversation kind of dies at this point, leaving you to silently eat your food. You notice that once again Reisen is barely eating while Kaguya just helps herself to what is within arm's reach. Your food isn't safe so you try to eat it as fast as you can. At one point Kaguya attempts to reach past you to get Mokou's lunch, but her hand is quickly swatted with a plastic spoon.
You take a good look at Kaguya. She seems to be at the perfect weight for someone of her age and height. You wonder how that can be when she eats like this. Reisen on the other hand looks a little too thin. Mokou on the other hand is about the same height and weight as Kaguya, but she eats far less than her.
While you look at them, you can't help but notice that Reisen and Kaguya don't exactly look like they're related. But you decide to let that go for now.
Eventually, the bell rings and the four of you go your separate ways. You sigh as you approach the door to your math class. You aren't bad at math, but you find it so boring. Admittedly, you find most of your classes boring for some reason or another.
With another sigh, you enter the room only to notice that your teacher isn't here. In her place is a middle aged man with short and neat blonde hair and green eyes. You assume him to be a substitute teacher.
You take your seat and wait for the bell to ring. When it does it dawns on you that neither Momiji nor Sanae are here today. While the substitute is busy writing the lesson plan on the board you lean over to Yoshika. "Hey Yoshika, do Momiji and Sanae miss a lot of school?"
"Hmm? Well, Sanae has been actin? kinda funny lately and Momiji is part of the student recreation group, so she can get a free pass out of class every so often. And with the Fall Ball on Sunday she's been busy."
The teacher goes on to introduce himself as ?Mr. Smith?. It feels like you've heard that name a million times. The assignment is due at the end of class but it really isn't that much to do. Some of the students choose not to do the work at all. You pair up with Yoshika to get the work done faster. That was the original plan anyway. In the end, you wind up helping her more than she helps you.
Yoshika seems very unsure of her answers and keeps wanting you to double check her work. It wouldn't be so bad, but she always waits until you've started the next problem, meaning you have to back up your train of thought.
Luckily, the two of you manage to finish up not long before the bell rings. When the bell does ring, she thanks you and rushes off to her next class. You decide to hurry to your next class as well.
When you get near the classroom, you look around the hall for Mima. Surprisingly, you don't see her anywhere. You cautiously approach the door, noticing that it is slightly ajar. You push the door open carefully, expecting a bucket of water to fall on your head if you just walk in. Instead, you hear a small ?thunk? and get blasted with confetti. it's the surprise that knocks you off your feet.
You hear a familiar voice whine, "Aw, you're not Mima. Mima was supposed to trigger it, not you. No, this won't do, not at all. If Byakuren finds out I'll be in so much trouble! I DOn't LIKE TROUBLE!" The speed and fractured way of talking could belong to no other than Lily.
You can hear Mima laughing behind you as you stand up. "Good show Alex! I just knew Lily had something planned for me, but I was expecting a bucket of water to fall! This was quite creative!"
Lily rushes over to you and brushes some of the confetti off of you. "I'm sorry; Students shouldn't get caught in our war. No, casualties of war should be avoided. Please don't tell your aunt!"
"Don't worry, I won't tell her. it's not like I got hurt." Other than your pride you're just fine.
Lily frowns, "I got to go back to my class. Again I'm sorry!" She turns to Mima and gives her a playful smile, "I'll get you back soon enough my pretty!"
Mima puts her hands on her cheeks and says teasingly, "And my little dog too?"
Ignoring them, you walk over to the ?cannon?. it's actually closer to a catapult than it is to a cannon. That would explain why it didn't make too much noise. Mima comes over and takes the contraption, hiding it behind her desk leaving the seat free for you to sit in.
Before you get a chance to sit Mima comes up to you smiling and holding a broom and dustpan. "You made a mess, so now you gotta clean it up mister!"
"But it wasn't my fault!" Your protest goes unnoticed as she forces the broom into your hands. You mumble under your breath as you clean up the confetti. Most of the class comes in while you do so; it seems they too were waiting for someone to trigger the trap and you just happened to be the unlucky fool.
When you finish, you take your seat. Remilia had slipped in without you noticing and is already sitting her usual spot. Cirno and Utsuho come in shortly after and as usual you let Utsuho have your seat and you take the seat behind her. Utsuho and Cirno talk excitedly among themselves about what they will do tomorrow after Utsuho's cast is removed. Remilia is reading a book and taking notes on a sheet of notebook paper. You start reading the book you brought with you. About two minutes before the end of class, you remember that you wanted to go to the library. Oh well, you'll just have to go on Monday.
You put your book away and wait for the bell to ring. After it does, Remilia says she has something that she needs to take care of before going to gym and Cirno and Utsuho tell you to go on ahead. So you walk to the gym alone. Upon entering, you see Momiji. It seems she was just skipping math.
You get changed and step out of the locker room to see Rinnosuke talking with Marisa over by the bleachers. He seems a little flustered, but you can't tell what he's saying from here. Marisa, on the other hand, seems to be overjoyed for some reason; you can't help but wonder if she's teasing him in some way.
You decide that it doesn't really matter and wait for class to formally begin. When it does, Yuugi leads everyone out to the soccer field. "We'll be using the same teams as earlier in the week!" She announces.
You wind up being the goalie, mostly because no one else wants to. It doesn't take long for you to notice Suika grinning. "Please tell me she sucks at soccer," you mumble to yourself as everyone spreads out.
In a matter of moments you are proven wrong. How is it that someone so small is so good at sports? It doesn't seem possible! She manages to score three goals before your team manages to even get one.
Reimu turns things around by scoring two consecutive goals for your team. Shou and Marisa follow up with some fancy teamwork. Cirno attempts to kick the ball only to have it stolen by Rinnosuke, and Suika promptly steals it from him. The look on his face would be comical if it wasn't for the pintsized powerhouse charging at you.
She kicks the ball as hard as she can with no control over where it goes. Sadly, you find out all too well where it's going. You wind up on your backside clutching your nose; you think it's broken. Well, not really, but it hurts like hell! At least your tolerance for pain is above average, so you aren't in tears.
You do start to mildly panic when you feel something dripping out of your nostrils. Crap, your nose is bleeding pretty badly. By the time you come to realize this, most of the class is around you and Yuugi is kneeling beside you.
Yuugi silently asses your injury as the class looks on. Eventually she turns to Satori, "Satori, take him to the nurses office!" Satori nods as Yuugi helps you to your feet. You feel relieved that no one is panicking, at least not outwardly. Though they aren't panicked, a lot of people look quite worried, most notably Shou, Mokou, and Suika. Suika looks apologetic but doesn't say anything.
As Yuugi starts to get everyone focused on the game again Satori leads you back inside. You walk with your head tilted forward because you're pretty sure that's supposed to help. Satori looks back at you calmly, "Pinch your nose closed too." You take her advice, despite the fact that it hurts to even touch your nose. Judging by the time you have spent with her you get the feeling she is one of the more level headed students.
When you arrive at the Nurse's Office, you note that it's right next to the principal's office. That makes sense, if someone got hurt in a fight the principal would want them sent over right when they were done in there. But it makes you feel a little uncomfortable; you'd rather not explain why you have a bloody nose.
Satori enters the office and calls to the nurse, "Erin, are you in here?"
You enter as the nurse stands up behind her desk. She has long silver hair, which reaches her waist, that she is wearing in a braid. She's wearing a tight black skirt, a simple white button up shirt and an equally white lab coat.
The room itself is fairly bland, with white walls, black and white checkered floors, two exam beds separated by a curtain, and cabinets all around the room holding various medical supplies as well as a multitude of different posters promoting healthy habits. In the center of the room is a plain desk with two blue plastic chairs in front of it and a wheeled chair behind it which the nurse is sitting in. There are a few chairs lined up against the wall nearest the door.
Satori doesn't say a word as the nurse looks at you analytically with her dark grey eyes. "Come in and take a seat." she says, not seeming overly concerned. Does she get a lot of students coming in with bloody noses?
You take a seat in front of her desk, feeling a little better. Your nose is still bleeding, but not as much as before. Erin comes over and puts a rubber glove on her left hand and starts feeling your nose. You wince when she presses her fingers against you.
"It isn't broken," she says, her voice doesn't seem particularly full of emotion, "Medi, could you bring me an icepack?"
You are about to ask who Medi is when you hear a soft voice behind you say in surprise, "Yes Ms. Yagokoro!" Behind you, you hear the sound of a freezer door opening and a little bit of rummaging around before it shuts. A short blonde haired girl wearing a red shirt and skirt hands the nurse a gel icepack. "Should I get some paper towels too?" She asks quickly, to which Erin nods. She gets a bundle of paper towels and dampens some in the sink behind the desk. Erin takes the damp paper towels and wipes your nose to clean it while Medi wraps the icepack in the dry towels.
The nurse takes the now wrapped icepack and presses it against your nose, "Hold it here and tilt your head forward like you've been doing." She looks at Satori, "You may head back to class." Satori nods, still straight faced, and walks out of the room. Erin looks at you closely, "I believe this is the first time we've met, I am Erin Yagokoro," she points to the blonde girl, "and this is Maria Melancholy. But everyone calls her Medicine because she knows a lot about it."
The girl in question blushes, "it's nothing really; my dad's a doctor that's all. And I help out here a lot." She is very quiet when she talks.
"Yes, and you are a great help. But you must go to class more often!" Erin says, scolding her, despite the smile on her face. She clears her throat, "But what's your name?"
"I'm Alex Hijiri; it's nice to meet you." You say causing you to wonder how many times you've said something similar since the week began.
"Ah, I thought I saw the family resemblance, but I didn't want to say anything if in case I was wrong." You find that she no longer sounds emotionless, but it is still hard to pick up on. "Tell me, how did you hurt your nose?"
"Playing soccer," you say simply.
Medicine giggles quietly, "Hit in the face?" You nod slightly causing her to laugh a tiny bit louder.
"it's not funny," both you and the nurse say dryly. The latter is glaring her assistant.
Medicine frowns and the room is silent for a few minutes. Eventually Erin has you remove the icepack and she examines your nose. Confident that it's not going to start bleeding again anytime soon, she sends you back to class.
The bell will be ringing in about ten minutes, no sense going back to the soccer field and having to walk back to the gym. So you just go get changed before everyone shows up. You exit the locker room just as the rest of the class is returning. A few people ask if you are okay, while others are too busy with their conversations to notice you. Mokou and Shou wave to you, relieved that you're okay.
After those two get changed, you sit on the bleachers with them. Shou looks at you and says, "Hey Alex, before we go to the mall I want to stop by the house."
"Okay, why?" Admittedly, you assume it's to get changed, but you never know.
"Every other Friday, Byakuren gives me some money as an allowance. She just leaves it on the dining room table for me."
"Okay," you say in understanding. She probably wants to make sure she has money in case you or anyone else decides to go out to eat or something.
After that, the three of you start talking about books and various television shows. Not that you really watch a lot of TV, but you watch enough to know some of the shows their talking about. You contribute a lot more to the part of discussion that pertains to books, seeing how you read during most of your free time.
When the bell rings, the three of you make your way to the front hallway to find that Youmu is already waiting for you. Tenshi shows up shortly after grinning ear to ear. "You all ready to go!?"
"Not quite," says Shou, "I just want to stop by the house to get some money first."
"Okay," everyone says in unison. it's amusing, and a little scary.
"Jinx," you say suddenly causing everyone to start laughing. Tenshi, despite laughing, looks a little defeated. Then you remember that she was always the one who would say it when it was just the two of you. Looks like you stole her shtick.
The five of you walk to your house where you and Shou go in. You head upstairs to toss your backpack on your bed while Shou goes to collect her allowance. When you come down the stairs Shou hands you an envelope. "What's this?"
"I guess you're getting an allowance too," she says with a shrug.
You open the envelope and inside is thirty dollars. You assume Shou gets the same, but if that's true then your aunt will giving you sixty dollars a month. It seems a bit much but you aren't one to look a gift horse in the mouth.
When the two of you step outside, the others are discussing what to do. Apparently, they think that just going to the mall is too ?boring?.
"So what does everyone want to do?" Shou asks. "I'm up for just about anything."
"Well," says Tenshi, "We could go to the new indoor pool at the gym. I haven't been swimming in forever!"
Mokou looks thoughtful for a moment, "I'm not really sure. When I go out with Reisen and Kaguya we usually go sing karaoke, but I'd rather do something else. Maybe laser tag? Reisen says it's a lot of fun."
"Um," Youmu looks embarrassed as she says, "I kinda want to go to an arcade. What about you Alex, what do you want to do?"
 Pool sounds nice.
 Sorry Mokou, but Karaoke would be a nice group activity.
 Laser tag sounds nice.
 Why not the arcade?
 Let's just go to the mall. Maybe something there will catch our eye?
 Suggest something else (Write-in).
-Optional () suggest going out to eat afterwards.
Well, This didn't take me as long as I thought it would. I hope you all enjoy!