Well, I finally
did it! I present to you, the good people of THP, an update!
If your aunt wanted you to know the secret now, she'd have called you to her office. So, you might as well wait for her to tell you and Shou later. But you wonder for a moment as to what to do now. Lunch is nearly over, so going to the cafeteria is out. Standing up from the bed you stretch and say, "I think I'm going to go on and head to class, the bell should ring by the time I get there."
Medicine looks at you frowning. "You sure? We could still talk for a few minutes."
"Sorry, Medicine," you say sincerely. "I'll come by again sometime, okay?" She nods hesitantly, but manages to force a smile. "Alright, see you later!" You wave as you walk out of the room and the two wave back.
The halls are starting to come alive as students are leaving lunch early to meet with friends in private, or to get to class early to avoid the post-lunch rush. You wind up making a wrong turn and winding up in the English hall, Mima's room is in the science hall. Most of the classrooms are empty at this time, but there are still a few people studying silently or getting help from a teacher. It won't kill you to wander around some more, so you continue down the hall.
You eventually come across a familiar figure. Tyrone from gym is in the middle of the hall talking to a girl who looks a few years younger than you. She's got short brown hair with a piano hairclip. "-ure? I wouldn't mind." You catch the end of his sentence, but aren't sure what he's talking about. Not that it matters. As you start to walk past Tyrone looks at you and calls out, "Hey Alex! Watcha doing?"
"Just walking around, stretching my legs before study hall," you reply with a shrug.
"You looked like hell this morning, you feeling better?" Ah, you had kind of forgotten he's in homeroom with you.
"Pretty much. All I needed was some sleep."
"I bet! Who's class did you sleep through?" He punches you lightly in the shoulder as he laughs. He isn't large
, but he's bigger than you are. It becomes more apparent when he's standing next to the girl who looks positively puny compared to him. The girl is just watching the two of you with an amused smile.
"Miss White sent me to the nurse's office and I just slept there for a while."
The brunette clears her throat rather purposefully and looks at Tyrone. "Oh, right," he says, "Alex, meet Lyrica. I think you have a class with her sister, Lunasa."
"Nice to meet you," she says sweetly. "So, you're the new guy here?"
"Yep," you respond. Before you get to say anything else, the bell signaling the end of lunch rings out. "Ah, well, I'll see you later!" You wave to the two of them as you walk off. While you may be feeling better, you would rather not be wrapped up in any big conversations for the remainder of the day.
You let out a sigh as Remilia finishes her rant about how you should take care of yourself and get a good amount of rest. it's nice to know she cares, but she didn't have to talk your ear off! "All right, I'll stay home if I'm sick," you assure her.
"Good," she huffs, "nothing good can come from pushing yourself!" Wow, she's really upset.
"So, my health aside, how has your day been?" You ask not just Remilia but the others around you.
Cirno shrugs, "Pretty boring. But, I guess it could always be worse."
Utsuho, who is now minus one cast, happily announces, "I had a great day! I've been able to walk all on my own and carry my own bags!" Seeing as how she's been in a cast, it doesn't surprise you that she's happy.
"Well, I would have been better if I wasn't worrying that you might have something wrong with you," she says with a teasing smile.
Cirno, who is filling out a job application, asks, "What's todays date again?"
"The twenty-second," Remilia answers promptly.
You hadn't realized it was today! "I can't believe I forgot that was today!" The three around you suddenly turn to you with curious looks.
"What's special about today?" Utsuho asks.
"it's my birthday," you laugh, "I can't believe I almost forgot about it!"
The three of them wish you a happy birthday, but quickly start laughing at how you nearly forgot about it. Still they start talking about what you should do to celebrate. In retrospect, your aunts? surprise might relate to that little detail.
You stretch after sitting on the hard bleachers the entire period. Miss Hoshiguma said that she didn't want you pushing yourself seeing as how you still seemed a little sick.
While everyone is changing Miss Hoshiguma comes over to you. "Hey, Alex, Byakuren wanted me to tell you and Shou to meet her in her office after class. Apparently she's got a surprise for you two!"
"Any idea what it is?" You ask, hoping for any kind of hint.
"I know exactly what it is, but I can't tell you!" She laughs loudly, like she just told a joke.
She walks off without another word, but still laughing. You don't know if that's a good sign or a bad one. When Shou comes out you wave her over. "Hey, so Byakuren has something for us apparently."
"Any idea what it is?" She asks as she tries to smooth down her hair. It got pretty messy as she moved around during dodge-ball.
"It might have to do with my birthday, but I can't be sure."
"Wait, it's your birthday?"
"Yeah, I nearly forgot about it myself." You rub the back of your head embarrassedly.
The two of you sit around for a moment before the bell rings. Most people are still in the locker rooms since the games went on longer than usual, so you don't get a chance to talk to Mokou before you leave. Well, you can always call her later.
After pushing through the tides of students you and Shou find yourselves outside your aunt's office. Almost immediately after knocking on the door you hear her call, "Come in!"
Opening the door you are greeted by a tackling hug from a familiar blue haired girl. "SURPRISE!" She yells as the two of you fall to the ground. Shou jumps back in surprise rather than trying to catch you.
"K-Kogasa!" You are confused beyond words right now. Why is she here?
"I suppose I should have told you both earlier, but I wanted to make sure things panned out first," your aunt says with a bit of a chuckle. "I had decided to adopt Kogasa, but I was having trouble because I would be a single parent."
You manage to sit up once Kogasa lets go of you to hug Shou. "So, the surprise is Kogasa?" You ask Byakuren. After she nods happily you turn to the smiling child.
Yup, that's right. A pure Write-in vote!
On story related subjects...
Myouren Academy will be the story I update DAILY
in November. For fans of WASTED, to those of you who don't know already I am BarKeep, I apologize. I'll try to update it as well, but I can't say how often they'll come around during that time.
ANYWAY, as always, let me know what you like/dislike and things you wish to see in the future! I love
need your opinions to help me improve! Also thanks to Dan for looking over this and giving me some advice, I'll try to incorporate it in the future!