Takuya-kun to Ahna-chan

Takuya Suzumiya is a junior in high school and has suddenly moved to America for unknown reasons. Although wanting to just blend in with the crowd and go about his life he stands out, and meeting Ahna Yu doesn’t help.

Note: I’ve always thought about writing, but I write a few chapters then give up or get lazy. Here’s to motivation! Fighting! I’m not really sure what to call this yet as I’m just writing as I go but I’ll just use that ^ for now. 

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*chattering*

*bell rings*

“Everyone take your seats.” The teacher said firmly. Everyone started scattering.  After everyone had taken their seats and settled down Ms. Ocario spoke.

“We have a new student coming from Japan so please welcome him to the class.”

She walked towards the door, looked around the corner and motioned with her hand.

“Come in.”

Everyone’s eyes followed him as he walked in swiftly behind the teacher.

At first glance he was very handsome. He had medium dark brown hair parted to the left. He ran his fingers through it, pushing his hair back. He was 5’10 and although he was wearing a uniform you could tell he had a fit, slim build.

“Go ahead and introduce yourself to the class.” Ms. Ocario smiled.

He didn’t  show any emotion on his face as he looked up.

“My name is Takuya Suzumiya, I just moved here from Japan.” He glanced at the teacher.

Taking a hint she spoke. “Ah, are you joining any clubs?”

“Mm, maybe.” he gave a small nod, “I played soccer back home.”

“Oh?! Then you should definitely join the team here. Ms. Ocario smiled cheerfully which made Takuya feel a little more at ease.

“Okay…how about you sit in the back row there.” She pointed to the last seat by the window.

He glided past each filled seat till he reached the last row. He propped his chin up on his hand and looked out the window impassively.

“If you could all take out your books. Takuya, did you bring Romeo and Juliet?”

“Hai!” He answered abruptly.

The students began to laugh at his response to the teacher. Takuya, who was in a trance looking at the scenery outside was suddenly brought back to reality, feeling heat fill his cheeks.

“I mean yes I brought it.” He said quickly.

“Okay this is the first in class assignment so you won’t have to catch up. Everyone read the first act and answer the questions.”

Ms. Ocasio started passing out papers to each row and everyone quickly started working.

Time passed by quickly and first period was almost over.

“The bell will be ringing soon finish up.”

After ten minutes passed by Ms. Ocario spoke again.

“Can someone collect everyone’s papers and bring it up before they leave?”

“I’ll do it!” The girl raised her hand and stood up, her chair creaking against the floor as she pushed her chair back.

She went around the room collecting everyone’s assignment.

“Takuya….kun?” He looked up. A girl with long bright red hair stared back down at him and smiled.

“Is it okay that I call you that?” She placed her hand on the back of her head rather awkwardly.

“Yeah, that’s fine.” The corners of his mouth lifted up slightly.

“Are you finished with the assignment?”

“Mm.” He nods faintly.

She held out her hand and he handed her the paper.

“I’m Ahna by the way.” She smiled lightly as she turned around and headed for the teacher’s desk to hand in the stack of papers she collected. Turning around she heads for the seat next to Takuya’s and sits down.

Oh..she sits next to me..

Takuya glances over at the girl then is reminded of something.

He rustles through his backpack till he finds what he’s looking for.

I didn’t get here early so I don’t know where my next class is…Chemistry..

As if reading his mind Ahna speaks. “What’s your next class?” He looks at her.

“Chemistry.” He hands her his schedule.

Taking it from his hand she scans it.

“You have the next class with me so I can take you there.”

“Thanks.”

*Bell rings*

Takuya walks next to Ahna down the hallway, uncomfortable by all the stares he’s receiving from the other students, although it doesn’t show on his face.

Ahna suddenly turns around, walking backwards.

“Do you like it here so far? It must be different than Japan.”

“Yeah I’m still getting use to it.”

“Ahna!!” A girl with long dark brown hair wraps her arms around Ahna, hugging her tightly with a big grin on her face. Ahna grins back at her.

“Hey.”

“Oh, who’s this?” She looks at Takuya curiously.

“This is Takuya, he’s from Japan.”

“Ooo wow! Japan?! That’s so cool. I’m Ariel.” She sticks her hand out and he takes it.

Ariel turns her head and puts her lips to Ahna’s ear.

“Hmm…He’s totally cute, should I be jealous?” she whispers.

Ariel narrows her eyes at Ahna.

“What are you talking about?”

They stare at each other briefly, neither saying a word.

“I’ll see you next period.” Ariel says.

“Okaaay.”

Ariel pulls her lips to Ahna’s and she kisses her back. As she pulls away Ariel suddenly grabs the back of her head, pulling her in for a more intimate kiss.

Ahna blushes.

“Geez Ariel, are you trying to embarass me?!” She covers her mouth with the back of her hand.

“Haha, you’re cute.” She walks off waving goodbye.

“Let’s go Takuya-kun.”

“Ah, right.”

They got to the classroom and sat down, Ahna sitting on the edge of Takuya’s desk.

“So you have a girlfriend?”

“Yeah.” Ahna looked down and smiled. She raised her eyes to Takuya and met his gaze.

“I don’t mind if that’s what you’re thinking.”

“Ah, really?!” she smiles.

“Do you…I mean are you…” he trails off.

“A lesbian?”

“Mmm.” he nods.

“Yeah I like girls.” she laughs.

He laughs with her at the awkwardness of the situation.

“Everyone already knows here since I grew up with them, so it’s not like it’s a big deal. I never really had to explain it to anyone besides my parents.”

“I see.” Should I tell her…

*Bell rings*

Ahna stands up.

“Say…Takuya-kun…”

“Hmm?”

“Call me Ahna-chan.”

“Huh? I can just call you Ahna.”

“Come on, please?” she begs.

“…”

Ahna wraps her arm around Takuya’s neck, closing her arm softly.

“Say it.”

“…” Takuya pretends to ignore her.

Ahna closes her arm tighter around Takuya, forcing him to go where she pulls him to.

“You know you don’t look it, but I bet you hate getting your hair messed up.” 

“Ahna..” he starts.

“Hmm? What was that?” Takuya grabs her forearm trying to escape but she only grasps on tighter.

“Haha say it then I’ll let you go!”

Struggling with her he finally gives in.

“Alright alright! Ahna-chan!”

She let’s go and laughs, Takuya joining her.

“You’re really annoying you know that?” Takuya smiles.

“Ah, I know..but you smiled sincerely for once today.”

Takuya looked at Ahna with his usual indifferent face and then looked away.

“Arigatou.”

Ahna smiled. “Speaking Japanese to me, I can just see it now the girls are going to love you.”

Takuya pushes Ahna off his desk.

“Okaay, I’m going.” 

*Bell rings*

 

 

 

His Name Is…

Diagnosed schizophrenic and having suffered from depression and anxiety most of her life, 22 year old Nonie is admitted into a psychiatric ward for attempting suicide. They know she’s afraid of something but getting her to talk about it remains a challenge, and convincing her it’s not real but that she has an illness is a whole other story.

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“Tell me about Charles.” Dr. Burnell requested.

“Ch…arles..” Nonie began.

“Yes, Charles.”

“…” Nonie glanced up at the doctor, her dark brown eyes large as if she were permanently surprised or perhaps as if she had seen something terrible she could never forget. She looked as if she were about to start, but her lips did not move.

“Since you’ve arrived here you haven’t spoken anything but one word.  The nurses tell me you’ve woken up screaming every single night and all they could get out of you was the name Charles.  You say his name over and over again.”

The doctor waited to see if she would respond to his claim but all she did was stare at him for a moment and look away.

“How about this Nonie, tell me one thing about Charles. It can be anything.  Even just one word.” Dr. Burnell waited in anticipation.

Nonie looked down as if thinking. A few minutes passed, then slowly her head raised up.

“Eyes..”

“Eyes?” the doctor repeated.

She stared into his eyes for a moment.

“Black eyes.” she ascertained.

The doctor looked at her for a second.

“Anything else?”

Nonie covered her eyes with her hands and bent forward.

“Don’t! Don’t make me!” She repeated this over and over again in a panic.

“Okay Nonie, it’s okay. That’ll be all for today. I’ll have the nurse escort you back to your room.  We can talk again tomorrow.”

Nonie stopped rocking back and forth and slowly uncovered her eyes, staring down to the ground.

Dr. Burnell got up and walked to the door, popping his head out to call for the nurse.  Nonie walked past him soundlessly as if she were walking on air and followed her back to her room.


9:00pm

“Lights out!”

Nonie grasped tighter onto the bedsheets below her chin, holding her breathe.  A dim light entered from the hallway through the tiny square window. Wide eyed, she was afraid to blink for if she did she was afraid something might appear in that split second she had her eyes shut. She breathed shallowly hoping that if it appeared she wasn’t moving then whatever she was afraid of couldn’t see her.  She knew this wasn’t really true but it gave her a tiny bit of comfort.

It seemed like an eternity of anxiety had passed. She began to doze off a bit from all the sleepless nights prior.

As she fought to keep her eyes open, she started to go numb in her arms and legs.  they felt tingly and before she could stop it from coming on she couldn’t move.

Every breathe out was filled with anticipation and terror. She could only move her eyes.

Nonie started to attempt to wiggle her toe to get out of the paralysis.

Suddenly she felt a heaviness consume the room around her, and she knew it was there.

Pressure suddenly surrounded her neck, as if hands were grasping at her throat but she could see nothing in front of her but the darkness.

She was choking.

She couldn’t breathe.

A deep, guttural voice spoke. 

“LET ME IN.”

..N..oo! She thought in terror.

“LET ME IN!”

NO!!

Her mouth seemed to be forced open as she felt a heavy dark smoke entered her body.  She felt it slowly move through her, from her throat,through her chest, down through her stomach and through her legs.

“Hhhhhaa!” She gasped, her body shot up in bed and she frantically looked around the room.

It was gone.