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Chapter Eight: The Question
Summary: Fostered in by the infamous Shizuoka family, Naminé seems to be leading a perfectly happy life. But what if that changes when she meets the school outcast? RoxasxNaminé
A/N: Thanks for the reviews people! The name Sky is actually just my favorite name. Plus Roxas' name pretty much means sky since it's derived from Sora's name XD. By the way, can you guys stop complaining about longer chapters please? I pre-write my chapters meaning I can't make them any longer, okay? What I write is what I write. Onwards with the story!
Disclaimer: I do not own Kingdom Hearts, but I do own the storyline.
“I love you.” a blonde haired man whispered in her ear.
The black haired woman drew back with tears welling up in her eyes, “I’m sorry Seifer, but I love Squall!”
“This show is so weird,” Naminé continued to gulp down her cereal as she changed the channel.
“Aerith, why did you die?!” a spiky blonde yelled as he held the woman's cold lifeless body.
She flipped the channel once more. Wasn’t there anything decent during Friday mornings?
“Naminé, stop watching stupid soap operas!” Hayner yelled. He was in his school uniform just like her. Hayner’s though, consisted of a white dress shirt with a black necktie. He wore a mahogany blazer that had his school patch and some matching black dress pants. Private schools always had the best uniforms.
The siblings were both watching T.V. while eating breakfast on the couch, but it seemed only drama shows were on.
“I’m trying!” she yelled, quickly flipping through the boring ones.
“Just change to the news,” Hayner sighed, finishing his toast. Naminé scowled and switched to the channel.
“On today’s news the Hikari Industry seems to have sky-rocketed in the stock markets to day. This company is the most richest and famous for the financial businesses of the world.” the woman spoke.
“Boring!” Naminé whined.
“That company’s competition against are own. You should be listening too Naminé,” Hayner told.
“Whatever, it’s not like I’m an heiress. And in reality we’re third place. The Miyazaki Corperation is boosting with its new electronic gadgets,” Naminé informed, “I need to go to school, see you.” she got off the couch and headed for the door.
“Isn’t it a bit early?” Hayner raised an eyebrow.
“I take a bus Hayner, it’s longer that way.”
“You should let mom and dad get you a car. They won’t mind, you know?” he told finishing up his breakfast.
“That’s the problem. I don’t want to be spoiled. And I feel like I'm wasting all your money as it is,” Naminé shrugged.
“You’re pretty much a part of the family, even if were not blood-related. I mean you still keep your old last name instead...” Hayner frowned.
“I know, I know,” Naminé soon walked out of the room and headed for the door.
“Naminé!” Roxas called out as she walked towards the school grounds.
“Hey Roxas,” she blushed. She was too much in a daze whenever she was in his presence.
He smiled at her; but little did he know that she practically melted inside.
The bell rang though causing Naminé to frown.
“Aww, if you came earlier we could have hung out at the rooftop,” Roxas pouted.
“My brother was holding me up,” Naminé told, “Oh well; we have to get to class now.”
The two separated ways and Naminé made her way to class. Roxas was only there for the duration of her afternoon classes since his schedual was different.
As usual notes reached Naminé’s desk and she threw them out. She definitely saw a routine in the making.
It was second period for Radiant High now and a folded blue sticky note was passed to her desk. Somehow she knew it was this, Sky person again. He or she had been sending her notes all week. She was glad she got them though since they said nice supporting messages. Even if some of them were annoying.
Kairi was just being mean the other day. She usually isn’t like this. Please forgive her. – Sky
“So you’re friends with the enemy huh?” for the person to suddenly back up Kairi, she knew the Sky had to be a close friend…at least that’s what she thought. That meant she could finally narrow down this Sky. As for the note, he/she had probably meant the time Kairi had made fun of her in the hallway when she passed by the auburn haired girl.
Naminé began narrowing down Kairi's closest friends:
Selphie, Larxene, Sora, Riku, Tidus, Wakka, Axel, Leon, Yuffie…
“Damn it!” Kairi had too many friends.
For once, Naminé decided to send a note back. She really wanted to find out who this person was. Naminé wanted to beat this kid at their own game, so she took a piece of yellow stationary that she kept and began writing her note.
Who are you? – Nami
She passed the note to the person beside her and hoped it would go straight to Sky. The person beside her just kept passing the note, not knowing who it was for. Naminé's eyes looked around frantically for anyone who wrote. Ok, this idea was horrible considering that everyone was writing notes from the black board.
As Naminé sighed, a blue sticky note was passed to her desk.
Not telling. But luckily your note landed on my desk. – Sky
She scowled at the paper, and wrote another one. She was beginning to like this alias of hers.
Are you a boy or a girl? Can you at least tell me that? – Nami
Naminé folded the paper and wrote Sky on the front. She quickly passed over the yellow paper. A moment later another note had reached her.
Why should you know? It would give me away. But since you’re so persistent I’ll give you a hint: I’m in all your classes. – Sky
“All my classes?” Naminé thought, “Who’s in all my classes?” she began to look around again, but this time only at Kairi’s buddies.
Selphie, Riku, Sora, Axel, Yuffie, Tidus, Demyx, Yuna, Rikku, Paine, and Wakka.
Eleven people. This game was going to be hell.
The bell soon rung and everyone rushed to get to their next class. It was third period now out of six, and sadly she didn’t take note of the people in her first period classes.
As soon as Naminé had taken a seat, she looked around the class. Only Wakka, Yuffie, Demyx, Yuna, Paine and Rikku were gone. That meant Selphie, Axel, Sora, Tidus, or Riku. She was beginning to like the numbers.
A note landed on her desk.
Did you find me? – Sky
The way this person teased, made it obvious this person was a guy and either way; Selphie was only in her morning classes. Fourth, Fifth and Sixth period was where the real search would probably begin.
Just tell me who you are! – Nami
Naminé was really anxious to find out who it was. She folded her note and passed it to a random person in hopes that it would find its way towards Sky’s desk.
Give me your guesses and I’ll see if you’re correct. – Sky
The mysterious person smirked as he passed the note. It soon reached Naminé’s desk and she read it. She quickly scrawled another message on her yellow pieces of paper.
I’m thinking Axel, Sora, Tidus or Riku – Nami
A reply soon came back.
You’re good. I admit that much. But isn’t Axel going out with Larxene? Tidus is with Selphie, and everyone knows Sora’s going out with the queen of the populars, Kairi. I know Riku liked you, but after that incident with your boyfriend…let’s just say he doesn’t look back on old infatuations – Sky
So she was right about her assumptions, but after reading his reasoning she wasn’t too sure any more, “Wait a minute…” a red streak soon raced on her cheek and she scribbled another message and passed it on.
It reached this Sky like all the other notes, but he had to hold back a laugh as he read the message.
I DO NOT HAVE A BOYFRIEND! – Nami
There was even an angry face drawn on the corner of the mini sheet. He had to cover his mouth to prevent the laughter that would easily give him away.
Class soon finished up and Naminé had a flushed face. It was lunch now and she made her way to her locker. Quickly changing her books inside her bag for the upcoming class she also grabbed her lunch bag. On the bottom of locker though she saw a blue piece of paper; someone must have slipped it in her locker. She read it.
You're too funny to make fun of. See you later in class! – Sky
She blushed from embarrassment, but began looking around for any signs of the person who slipped the note in her locker.
All she saw was people going towards the cafeteria. She had seen Axel talking to Demyx and Larxene and Sora talking to Kairi from a far. Riku soon joined the duo as they made their way into the cafeteria with the rest of the student population.
Naminé sighed as she closed her locker. Just who could Sky be?
As Naminé was exiting towards the staircase to the third floor she couldn't help but hear a slur of whispers that past her by.
"Yeah, she's fostered can you believe it?" the nameless girl whispered to her friend. Naminé froze in her tracks.
"You mean Naminé? Where did you hear that from?"
"One of my really distant cousins that visited me said she used to go to the same elementary school. I couldn't help but laugh!"
Naminé stood there frozen. How could they know? She only moved to different schools for that reason.
She didn't react; her mind just couldn't adjust to the information she just heard.
"Naminé!" the boy was now shaking her shoulder slightly.
"R-Roxas!" she blushed out of embarrassment. Why didn't she notice him before?
"Are you ok? What the matter?" he asked sincerely.
"I'm fine, let's go," she just turned around towards the roof top entrance. Changing her expression to cover up the current one was difficult, so she decided to just turn away and not show it.
Naminé had walked quickly and Roxas followed behind her. The two made their way on the rooftop, but Roxas couldn't drop the subject.
"Naminé, what's the matter?"
"Nothing's the matter; does something look wrong to you? Because nothing seems wrong to me," her expression wasn't convincing him at all.
"Naminé," Roxas was clearly worried.
"Trust me Roxas," she lied. This time she pulled off a smile to cover it up.
He gave her a look of disapproval, "You've done a lot for me these past few weeks and I'm really glad for that," he tried to smiled, "If you feel you ever need to tell someone anything, you know I'm here for you right?"
"I know," she smiled for real this time. Naminé was glad that he would at least be there for her. There wasn't many people ever there for her at her most crucial moments, and his words really helped.
"Tell me when you feel comfortable, ok? It's bad to bottle things in," he laughed.
"I'll keep that in mind," she giggled.
It was hard to concentrate on her next few classes. She didn’t even bother with finding out Sky’s identity anymore.
What if the entire school finds out? Would they believe it? She was already ostracized from the moment she tried to defend Roxas, but this would hurt her more if it got out.
“I can’t go back there…” Naminé thought as she tapped her pencil on the desk's surface. Teasing was one thing, but this…
“Naminé?” someone whispered beside her. It was Roxas.
“Yes?” his image didn’t seem to stop her from looking back to her thoughts.
“I told you it’s nothing, I’m perfectly fine.” she lied once again.
“You’re a terrible liar, you know that?” he told looking back to the lesson that the teacher taught.
He was right. Naminé sighed.
The school bell rung, signaling the end of the day. Naminé quickly got the rest of her homework into her bag and walked out into the parking lot.
“Hey Naminé,” Roxas greeted in the lot of cars. Of all the people she didn't want to see at the moment.
“Hey,” she smiled. She really felt like going home, but she couldn’t just walk away from Roxas too quickly. It would be too suspicious.
“Want a ride home? I actually went to school in my car today,” he told pointing to his car beside him. It was a silver sports car. Nothing too expensive, but not too cheap either.
“So he isn’t poor…” Naminé thought. Why did she even bother listening to Kairi's words? Her gaze went back to Roxas, “It’s okay. I’m taking the bus like usual.” If he saw her house…err, mansion, it meant her life was over. The last thing she needed was for the entire school to find out that she was some rich kid attending a middle-class school.
“Are you sure you don’t want a ride?” he asked again.
“Really, it’s ok,” she assured with a smile.
He smiled back, “I’ve got an idea.”
“Do you want to go out some time?” he felt that she needed to get away from all the stress, “Someone must have said something to her…” he assumed.
“Sure,” she agreed with no hesitation.
“Great, meet me at the Radiant Square monument at noon tomorrow. Ok?” he told.
“Ok, see you tomorrow,” Naminé smiled.
“Bye!” he got into his car and Naminé waved him off.
She began to walk to her destination, but then it hit her, “Did Roxas just ask me out?!”
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