Author: Lunar Phoenix PM
A girl who detests the thoughts of love, and a boy who wishes to be alone. What happens when they meet? As well as a bunch of other, crazy students clashing against each other!Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Chapters: 66 - Words: 271,698 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 02-15-10 - Published: 11-11-06 - id: 2274884
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This was an idea I had that almost became the next series/sequel. (Though it may be the sequel to the sequel…) Anyway, the first part of it came so easy I thought it'd be long and did about two-thirds of it in two days. I then hit a brick wall and took five for the last two pages…
Also, if I start a Lunar Blog, I wonder if I should use live journal or face book; the latter seems more popular but I think the former tends to have a more artistic community…
Episode 66 – To the Future
"Wake up. It's almost time for school. Hey, I said wake up!" The sleepy person in question muttered at the violent shaking that awoke her.
"Mother, let me sleep. I'm not a morning person like you." The small girl stated softly.
"Morning person?" Her mother scoffed. "Ha! If you weren't such a bother to get up I'd sleep in."
"What kind of mother are you?" She opened her eyes at the purple-haired woman standing over her bed. She was staring at her with half-closed, bright blue eyes, which matched the ribbon in her long, tied back purple hair. She wore a light blue blouse, with no sleeves, with a matching undershirt, and blue jeans. "I don't like that being the first thing I wake up to."
"Eh? You look just like me." She stared at the young girl with long, purple hair, which she was currently laying on. She had eyes that matched her mother, which were currently glaring up at her. She grabbed the light pink ribbon at the stand beside her bed and quickly tied it in her hair.
"I'm nothing like you." She scoffed.
"You're my clone except you like pink for some reason."
"Better than being buried in blue." She growled. "Why don't you bother my brother?"
"He's awake already Chloe. He doesn't require a fork lift to get him up." She sighed softly. "My father always tried to curse me with 'I hope you one day have a daughter like you.'" Celeste sighed and left the room. "Hurry up or breakfast will get cold."
"Yeah, yeah…" She muttered and got dressed. She donned her school's uniform, which was a navy blue skirt, a matching blouse, and a white undershirt. "I hate wearing skirts."
"You're just like mom." A male voice stated from the doorway. A boy close to her age stood with a wry smile, and dark, raven-black hair. His eyes were an emerald green and he wore a navy blue shirt and pants.
"Shut up Jamie!" He scoffed and left the room.
"That brat." She muttered and headed downstairs. "Eh?" She frowned at the extra member at the table. "Here again today?"
"Eh?" The extra girl in a similar uniform echoed. She had half-closed blue eyes that matched the other girls at the table, but she had wavy, long blue hair. "Oh, Chloe." She stated in a soft, lilting voice.
"This is my house you know, Selena."
"It's understandable. Her kitchen could catch on fire if her mother made a real breakfast." Celeste stated as she sat down.
"Let me help." Jamie stated and passed out the pancakes.
"Stop sucking up." Chloe growled.
"I'm not sucking up, I'm just considerate." He shot back.
"Now don't fight." Seth stated as he joined them at the table.
"That's such a cliché line." Celeste responded.
"Don't encourage them." He sighed.
"My, your house is always so energetic." Selena stated.
"I don't get you at all." Chloe muttered as she munched on her pancakes.
"She's definitely her mother's daughter." Celeste stated.
"So is Chloe." Selena answered with a smile.
"She insulting us or genuinely paying us a compliment?" Chloe frowned.
"That's why she's dangerous." Celeste muttered.
"We'll be going." Chloe finished her food and dragged Jamie with her as she ran out.
"Wait for me!" Selena chased after them.
"Despite there arguing they get along well." Celeste sighed and put the dishes in the washer.
"Shouldn't you be getting ready as well?" Seth asked.
"I guess since I don't get to lounge around like you mister writer." She stuck her tongue out and headed upstairs.
"Why are you here?" Chloe frowned, not realizing how much she echoed her mother's past.
"We always walk to school together." The tall boy, with shoulder-length black hair tied back into a ponytail stated. He had his golden eyes almost completely closed.
"And I'll always ask why, Kelsey." Chloe answered.
"Now it's always nice to have more people, its fun!" Selena stated.
"I really don't get you." Chloe sighed. "Why do our parents know each other? Just think we could be free of troublesome people if not for that!"
"You're as ornery as ever sis." Jamie sighed.
"My, you two get along as well as ever." Selena pointed out.
"There's the veiled compliment-insult again." Chloe muttered.
"You can see a bit of both Aunt Sylvia and somehow Celeste in her." Kelsey stated.
"Why are you calling them your aunt?" Chloe growled.
"Our moms are so close we might as well be family!" He responded.
"Setsy has known our mother a long time." Selena nodded.
"You got your mother's annoying habit of nick names."
"Let's stop talking about our parents already." Jamie sighed as they reached the school.
"I'm just surprised our great auntie is still a teacher. I wonder how she keeps her figure…" Selena stated.
"Her son is trying to be a teacher here now." Chloe scoffed. "This school is saturated with family members."
"Oh? You're running late kiddies." An older girl stated. She had, long, feathery blond hair and sparkling gold eyes which stared at the group coming in.
"We were just speaking of annoyances." Kelsey stated.
"Don't hate me just because I'm so popular!" She glanced at Jamie. "I see we're doing well today."
"Hi Natsume…" He shifted nervously.
"Come on bro or we'll be late." Chloe dragged him off.
"Thanks…" He muttered softly.
"How come you can talk to us but you have problems with her? Not like I really like her since she takes after her father, but she definitely likes you."
"Ha… With you two, well you're both my sisters basically so it's easy to talk to you."
"Our parents are way so close that Selena has spent most of her life with us." Chloe nodded.
"My ears are burning!" Selena hummed.
"Well, even if you're weird I don't mind you." Chloe scoffed.
"My, how nice of you." They sat down in their seats with Kelsey joining a moment later.
"At least my sister is a year older." He muttered.
"She is as flamboyant as your father." Chloe nodded.
"That wouldn't be the word I'd use…"
"Good morning Chloe." She sighed at the formal tone.
"Good morning Ana." She looked over at the frowning boy standing near her desk. He wore the same uniform as the other males, and had chocolate, long brown hair and matching eyes. His hair was tied back in a thin ponytail.
"I asked you not to call me that. It is rather embarrassing."
"Just as you have this weird protective nature inherited by your family, my family has a history of teasing yours."
"I am aware of your mother's relationship with my father." He sighed softly. "That does not mean you should call me a feminine name all the time."
"But your name is Kuroi. Your father's name is Rikou. Thus it is an anagram, thus Ana." Chloe nodded.
"The logic behind that is ridiculous!" He shook his head. "Why did you even examine the spellings of our names?"
"I just noticed it once." She grinned.
"My, you two get along well." Selena stated.
"Don't do that." Chloe growled.
"Let's start up kiddies." Hanna stated as she entered the room. "Take your seat Ana." The class chuckled as he stormed to his seat.
Mother has taught her well. Chloe grinned to herself.
"Didn't you get that swordfish?"
"The order got delayed."
"Ugh, why is it so busy on a weekday?" Celeste frowned at the woman before her. Celeste was currently wearing a white apron over matching plain clothes, and a large chef's hat which she used to help deal with her hair more than the look. The other woman wore a similar outfit and had short, blonde hair and panicked gray eyes.
"There's a tourist bus stopping here." She gulped softly.
"Great, I'll have to have someone tell them no swordfish. That's one of my big points this month."
"Don't be too hard on yourself, Sam. Call Kylie and tell her I need more swordfish."
"Right away ma'am."
"I told you not to call me that." She sighed and started stirring a large pot as several other workers bustled through the kitchen. I knew it wouldn't be roses but running your own kitchen is insane.
"Ma'am, there's a customer requesting your presence." One of the waiters stated through the door.
"Just a minute." She sighed softly and washed of her hands before stepping into the restaurant. She frowned as she saw the customer. "What do you want? I'm working here."
"As cordial as always." Her father glanced up at her.
"Why are you here? You know I'm working."
"I wanted to talk to you about visiting with your mother."
"You could have done that when I wasn't working."
"Yeah but this annoys you more. Besides, I can get a good, free meal."
"Free meals cost extra." Celeste responded.
"It's amazing how you've changed so little despite being married with kids."
"You're not helping your case any." She growled.
"Remember to tell Sylvia too."
"What do you want to eat?"
"I'll have some stew."
"You… fine, wait here." Celeste sighed and reentered her kitchen. It's like he waited for me to be busy.
"Well, kiddies, we have a special quest!" Sylvia stood at the front of a small classroom. She was currently wearing a light pink, knee length dress with short, elbow-length sleeves. A white shirt was visible under the v neckline. "I'd like you to welcome Celina, the mother of darkness!"
"Just what are you teaching these kids?" Her mother walked in, wearing a light blue, similar dress.
"Give her a big hand class!" The small kindergarten class started clapping. "Now you may be wondering why she's here! I wanted to toy with her a bit!"
"Seriously, what are you teaching these kids?" Celina frowned.
"This is my mother, and she came to visit me this weekend!"
"Speaking of that your father went to see Celeste." She whispered.
"Celeste? Where?" The class exclaimed.
"Don't say her name here." Sylvia sighed. "She's Celeste's mother too you know!"
"Really?" Several students surrounded Celina.
"Just what did Celeste do when she was here?"
"They almost like her better than me." Sylvia frowned.
"That's not true!" One of the small chocolate-haired boys stated. "We love you!"
"Who is that?" Celina asked.
"That's my secret boyfriend!" Sylvia answered.
"Huh? Are you sure you should be a teacher?"
"This is Rikou and Kylie's youngest. He's just so sweet."
"You're kind of worrying me now." She sighed softly.
"Don't worry 'bout it miss L." Ricky stated.
"Aren't you worried about daddy?" Sylvia asked.
"You said he went to see sis… Did he go now?"
"You know Celeste is working right now?"
"She is?" Celina frowned. "I'd better get him an ice pack. Actually we were going to surprise you but you caught me."
"I wasn't expecting to see you at the bus stop." She stated.
"I never thought you'd be a teacher though. I was a bit worried about what you'd do."
"Mom! Actually it was Seth's mother that inspired me after we had a visit with her at school."
"Why aren't you inspired by me?"
"Celeste mentioned that you said I can't act."
"Why do you guys remember that?" She frowned.
"It's a family trait to remember the negatives." Sylvia stated.
"Well, I'm getting a little scared by this gathering so I'll see you this weekend." Celina stated and quickly retreated. "I'm looking forward to seeing the grandkids!"
"You have children? That's hard to believe!" Ricky stated.
"That won't get you any extra treats. Now let's all sit back down for story time!"
"It's been a while since we've been together like this." Celina stated with a chuckle as they sat down at the kitchen table. She was glancing at Celeste and Chloe, who were both staring intently at Jack.
"We're over here all the time." Sylvia stated.
"Don't be so proud of that." Celeste muttered.
"Try not to get them started." Jamie stated.
"It's always lively around here!" Selena added.
"Why are you staring at me like that?" Jack frowned.
"Like what?" Mother and daughter echoed and then shot each other a dirty look.
"It's your fault for wishing for me to have a daughter like myself so much. You forgot to take into account she'd enjoy tormenting you too."
"I'm nothing like you." Chloe growled.
"You're my clone."
"Stop saying that!"
"My, you two get along so well!" Selena grinned.
"Celeste always did love herself." Sylvia snickered.
"That doesn't make sense." Celeste sighed.
"Do you guys go through this every evening?" Celina asked.
"More or less." Jamie sighed.
"Its hard being in a house of women, but at least you have one more than I did." Jack pointed out.
"I suddenly feel like hitting you." Chloe and Celeste growled, and then once again glared at each other.
"That's uncanny." Seth stated as he took a bite of his meal.
"So, how are you guys doing in school?" Celina changed the subject. "You're in eighth now?"
"Yeah." Jamie responded as he dug in. They were currently eating a large portion of lasagna.
"Oh, you have those cute little red and blue outfits, don't you?" Celina asked.
"Yes." Selena nodded. "I look really cute in it!"
"I hate it." Chloe muttered.
"Of course! Your mother hated skirts too." Celina nodded.
"I'm tired of all these comparisons today." Chloe sighed.
"You two even look alike." Jamie stated.
"Whatever." Chloe sighed.
"Yes, know my pain." Celeste cackled softly. "These are the people I had to deal with my entire life!"
"I think she's snapped again." Sylvia sighed.
"Why is my mother so weird?" Chloe sighed.
"So how are you grades?" Celina asked.
"I'm doing well in everything but gym…" Jamie muttered.
"I'm not doing so well at math." Chloe stated softly.
"I'm doing horrible!" Selena stated.
"Don't be so proud of that." Sylvia frowned.
"Where's your husband anyway?"
"He had something to do with work." She laughed nervously.
"He doesn't have Hanna syndrome now, does he?"
"He's actually around a lot!" Serena stated.
"How about your careers?" Celina asked. "The restaurant doing well? I've already heard enough about your kindergarten…" She glanced at Sylvia.
"It's doing great, almost too great. As for her… I don't know what she told those kids but they love me."
"They were brainwashed." Chloe scoffed.
"I've been meaning to ask, but how did you two meet in the first place?" Jamie asked.
"Oh, don't ask them that!" Chloe scoffed.
"It's pretty normal anyway." Seth stated. "We met in high school."
"Well, we had our differences but I know Chloe doesn't want to hear it all."
"But I'd be really interested! Mom told me you were such a tom boy!"
"She still is." Sylvia nodded.
"I always thought gender difference were mostly pointless anyway." She scoffed.
"I wouldn't mind hearing it." Jamie stated.
"Brother!" Chloe growled. "I still have food left! At least wait until I can run!"
"Oh, you can't run. It's too late now." Celeste cackled. "It started when Sylvia couldn't wake up on time…"
"Why'd you have to do that for? We wasted a good thirty minutes after we were eating!" Chloe growled. She sat in her bedroom, on the large bed, with Selena next to her. Jamie was seated at the desk.
"But it was interesting!" Selena stated.
"How was it interesting?" She scoffed. "And why are you in here?"
"Where else would I be?" Jamie asked.
"My, don't mind him! We're family after all! Though a masculine sister and an effeminate brother are interesting!"
"What does that mean?" They both glared at her only to get a grin.
"Don't worry! I meant your personality and not your looks!"
"I'm so tired…" Chloe sighed.
"So, how about you two?"
"What about us?" Chloe asked as she lay back on the bed.
"Do you have anyone you like?" Selena asked.
"Ha, who is there to like at that school?"
"I don't think anyone could like me…" Jamie stated softly.
"What about Natsume? She's all over you." Chloe snickered.
"That's just because I helped her once when we were little…"
"I like Kelsey." Serena blurted out.
"Really?" Chloe stared at her.
"He is always around us for some reason." Jamie pointed out.
"I think it's genetic."
"Don't intrude in here." Chloe hissed at her mother.
"Very well! I shall now curse you for your behavior." Celeste cackled from the doorway. "I hope that one day you have a daughter just like you!" She laughed and exited.
"My mother is so weird."
"My, she was just like you! Denying the possibility of liking anyone." Serena pointed out.
"It's not that I haven't considered it, it's just no one at my school makes me feel that way. Either way I swear I'll never turn out like her!"