Gah. Is there ever a time when something like this does not happen to me? First day at this new school. If that is not bad enough by itself, the alarm forgets to work. Rush out the room, barely dressed, with a toothbrush and breakfast in hand. Can my luck get any worse? Damn alarm clock. Yeah. Is there anything else to but run? Crap... I dont even know my way around here. How am I ment to find the train into the area where the school is if I dont know where it is? Well... Cant say Im not used to it. Aimless running has worked for me in the past, I guess...
Is that the train? Is that that the place?
I checked my watch, one minute until it set off. No time for being formal or whatever. Going through the proper route would surely see me missing the train. Theres a direct route! I see it! Finally, some good luck in my life...
On the train! Success! Who would think that a guy like me could get some good luck... well, its happened, and the best thing I can do is just be happy it happened. Um.... I think I feel some odd stares around me. After, all, I am clutching a fist, staring at the ceiling, nearly crying(of happiness, might I add.), which to the general public might seem slightly strange for just catching a train. Ah well. This could be the last dose of good luck I get in life, so Im gonna enjoy it if it kills me! Wait... maybe thats it? The train crashes and I die? Umm... I think that is a thought I will leave for now, and simply await the arrival at the area of my new school... its name eludes me. I reached into my pocket to pull out a piece of paper, which is my passport into the school, if you will. It just is without a picture... Ah. Mokuzai ki. The name. Heh... this is probably going to turn out bad. I just have a feeling, like I normally do...
Stepping out the train, I look at the map scribbled on the back of that paper. Scribbled by me, of course. Funny, I didnt let put it back in my pocket while on the train. And I dont remember if I forgot or not. Whatever, It doesnt really matter much either way. I gotta find... a tram? Great, first a train, then a tram. Whats it gonna be next, scooter? Walking, it seems maybe five minutes away. The area seems nice, I guess. Theres a few shops, nothing much, but it can supply basic needs. Ah, that over there looks interesting... wait, why am I straying? I could be late! With great haste, I followed my directions to the tram site. And two minutes later... A run down place is in front of my face. There is an old piece of paper stuck on the side of a pole near it. I approach it, getting that feeling of bad luck again. Cant say I didnt expect it today. The paper read-
Tram Closed down, please use the other ones located around the area. We are not sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Wait, What? Not sorry? What kind of service is that? Oh, wait... thats just someones handwriting. Graffiti can be annoying like that.
WHY do I not know this? I checked a map and everything... wait flashback. It was probably an old map or something...
Crap! I screamed out loud. This is just my luck. Could luck spite me any more than this? I clutched my head in my hands and remained like that for around five seconds, before realising mourning would do nothing. Attempting to regain my posture, I after a seconds gap drove into panic. I needed to find someone. Anyone. Fast. Frantically, I rushed around, knowing someone had to be around to give me directions to the nearest tram. I gotta just ask the first person I see... looking around the place, NO ONE is here. How can no one be somewhere? Wait, that can sound weird... Hmmm... THATS NOT THE POINT! Someone has to be here... or not. Again, my luck. Or maybe its because close to school time people dont hang around an abandoned tram centre? Bad Luck either way. Frantically walking and scouting around, I spot one person, alone. I dont notice anything other than that the person is indeed alive at first, and pick up the pace towards them. Upon getting close, I notice that... she noticed me. She looked around my age, and was as some would describe, A Red Head. Although I dont believe stuff like that is correct. Sure, that IS the hair colour, but that is no reason to be like that. Is seems sort of insulting to some people. Anyway. She wore a sleeveless white top, with a plain black tie tied around her neck. She also wore a black hat, and a red skirt. I felt a slight bit of embarrassment appear across my face, which is usual for me around girls. I squeeze out the words
At this point, I gave a deep bow, deeper than normal respect deals with. I could tell I sounded nervous, but I needed to continue. Not much worse than being late for a first day of school.
Can you please give me directions to the tram that goes direct to Mokuzai Ki School?! I shouted with urgency, and then looked up at the person I was talking to, whos facial expression composed of Surprise, Questioning, and a slight sense of hilarity. She pretty promptly replied with
Why, you meeting your girlfriend there or somethin?
GAH! Why, of all things, does she need to mention something like that? Of course not. I feel a sort of backstabbing sensation run through me, as I have never had something like a girlfriend. Not even a girl thats just a friend. This drew me out of my bow, and to stumble back slightly. I hastily replied, feeling my lightened face, knowing I should try and make it as short as possible. My left hand went to a position where I was nearly holding the collar on the back on my shirt, but not touching it, and with a flat hand.
Um... I am a new student there, and need directions...
I nervously let out. To my dismay, the female placed her hand over her mouth as if to hide something, which seemed to be laughing. Her face grew slightly read for some reason. She seemed to think for a few seconds, and while still laughing replied.
Go left, forward, left again, forward, right, and your there!
She said, still having many pauses of laughter in-between some words. Whats so funny about being the new guy? I knew this was time to make my leave. I made a half bow, saying thank you and ran off. I heard the words
From her, but more than that was drowned out. I needed to not waste a second, but that seemed hard after going to the wrong place. And the fact who knows how I could have messed up if I stayed longer. And who knows the tram time? I am probably going to have another thing like the train, but thats if I am lucky. Left, Forward, Left... Right? No, it was... I forgotten? Lets just keep going... thats gotta work... ah! There it is! Finally! And... its moving! In the opposite direction? NO! I quickly pick up my speed, and lunge for the side of the tram, ignoring the dangers. Fail? Try again! I ran faster still, needing to catch up, as I knew it was the one, I recognised the number. This was it, now or never, I made a great jump, the longest and greatest of my life. A great feeling grew inside me as I clutched hold off the edge. Finally! I get to do something right! Success! Now I just have to hold on... wait, why is it stopping? The tram... stopped. I noticed people in the transport staring at me... the doors opening, some laughing, people getting in... Wait... IT WAS STOPPING? I feel like even more of an idiot now.. Jumping for life onto a stopping tram? With whatever dignity I could gather up, I got the pole and made my way to the entrance, Paying the fee to get in, and finding a quiet seat by itself to sit on, hiding my embarrassment.
Just my luck, eh?
Finally, off that train. I knew there were people staring or talking about me. That sucks to be the one talked about. People do it without realising... but it is still a bad feeling, either way. I know my map is useless now; after all, I may be from a different place. After stepping out the train, with luck, the school is straight ahead of me. Wow, a tram to right outside a school? Thats good transport.
Wonder if that is pure luck or paid for? Whatever, I need to find my class. At least I still have that info on the map.
I say out loud, but not meaning to do so. Walking onto campus, with some time to spare I figured I dont need to ask for help. And thats the best thing, as again only girls are around, and I dont want a repeat of earlier. Man, why do I have to be like that? Most people would find that sad and stupid; as well as other stuff. I need to get a grip. Maybe I could try talking to some people... No way, and mess up and make a rubbish first impression? I dont think thats the best idea. I guess I should just look around for the correct class. Um... Why is everybody staring at me? I look around as I try to locate my new homeroom class, hoping to maybe find at least one new friend before the day starts. With my luck, I know thats impossible, but still. If you dont have hope... in fact, I wont continue that for the better. Man, walking around, this school seems... Normal. Its a pretty basic design. Ill ask someone for a map later. Anyway, 4-A, I see that. Man, why are there so many girls around here? Maybe the guys hang somewhere else... Ill have to figure that out.
Finally, Class 4-B. I feel slightly nervous, approaching the door. First Impressions tend to mean everything in school. I had to make a good one. And if anyone saw me standing outside the door, for them at least, would not give a good impression. So, placing my hand on the handle and twisting... The wrong way. Twisting the other way, Opening, stepping into the room, which had about 15 Girls in. All seeming to have their conversation halted my entrance. Two of the girls stood up and started to shout something, only to be halted by their friends silencing them. Weird. But why all Girls? Maybe guys are always late? Dismissing doubt, I silently walked over to a seat near the back of the class. Since this was a new term, it seemed like a seating plan was on the blackboard, so I saw me seat, and it was actually where I was sat. Wow, slightly good luck, am I still me? Maybe its a good start. The conversation around me seemed to restart, but quietly, in whisper. Probably cause I am the new guy, something like that. I sat, gazing around the classroom. A clock, deck, everything as usual. Looking around, my gaze turns so my eyes meet a girl, but I blush and turn away a split second after. Wait, did she just do the same? Nope... thats impossible. Anyway, I hear the door open, and some footsteps approaching me, probably someone in a nearby seat. At the moment, my hands are on the desk ahead of me, and I try to avoid the gaze of anyone by looking at the ceiling. So much for good first impressions.
I heard someone sit next to me, and with the corner of my eye I caught them tilted on their chair to look in my direction. The first male, perhaps? They started laughing, so I tilted also to see who it was and why they had the sudden outburst.
You actually came?
Wait, I recognise that voice. I also recognise that person...
It was that girl I asked for directions earlier. Embarrassing, how I ran like that. Not that I could help it for multiple reasons. So, this girl is in my class? I should have noticed the uniform. I tried to end the conversation, and fast.
Whats so wrong about being a new student?
I asked, and turned back to face the front of the class. Homeroom had to start soon. She had stopped laughing by now, but she followed up my words, but as she started slight laughter rose as she was speaking. Anyone could tell.
Heh, youre kinda funny. I like ya.
Wait. What A G-Girl? T-Telling me they L-Like me? Is that a... normal like or... no, thats even less unlikely. But... She said it... probably not what I am thinking. Probably on one of those earpiece phones or something. This cannot happen, its impossible. Not for me. But... maybe its a good thing? Was I not saying this earlier? Anyway, she continued to speak, saying
You Know though...
Before being cut off by the entrance of the teacher. Another Woman. What did she mean though? What did I know? Or not know?
YOU! The teacher shouted, looking in my direction and pointing. What have I done now? I only just got here, surely it cannot be me? I took my index finger and pointed it towards myself, to confirm she was speaking to me, not anyone else.
Yes, You! Stand up, now!
Oh man. What could I have done? This is a bad start. Called in front of the class for doing nothing wrong? Or maybe I could have or something? Or maybe just asking me to introduce myself... but her shouting tone of voice somehow seems to contradict that. I just hope its not too bad. But with my luck, of course it will be. Reluctantly following orders, I stood up on the spot, the classroom analysing me. Some seem exited, others annoyed, many emotions spread around the room. When I had stood up, the teacher shouted straight towards me.
WHAT do you THINK you are doing here!?
She seemed to order me to answer. Man, this is slightly scary. All I can do is tell the truth. Feeling the blushing on my face, I wanted to end it quick. I simple spoke the truth, scratching the back of my neck as doing so.
I...Ah...Um...Am the new Student here. Kaoru Saito...
I blurted out, nerves surrounding my voice. I sounder weak also. Definitely not the first introduction I wanted. But it has happened, so no use regretting it. I could not help a horrible feeling something...well... horrible was about to happen. Why does it always have to be me? Still, he spoke without as much as a second gap between both out speeches, saying the hollowing, echoing words of dismay upon me.
What on EARTH are you on about. This is a Girls school!