"You're kidding right?"


"Where did you hear this from?"

"I heard the teachers talking about it last semester."

"And you're only just telling me this now?"

"Well, I thought it was some kind of joke."

"You think everything's a joke."

"Not always."


"Okay, maybe I'm a bit hyperactive -"

"Just a bit?"

"But that doesn't mean I don't take life seriously."

"Right. Anyway, have you told any of the others yet?"

"Not yet. That's sort of why I wanted to tell you first."

"What is it this time?"

"It's nothing bad. Well, not too bad. I mean, you won't lose your life over it or anything. Though I'm not too confident on that last point. Maybe this was a bad idea; maybe I shouldn't have said anything, maybe -"

"Maybe you should stop rambling and tell me what you're talking about."

"Heh heh, ah, right, that sounds like a good idea."



"Well? I'm waiting. This phone call is costing my parents money you know."

"Right, of course. I wouldn't want you to waste money 'cos of me. You know, our electricity bill has skyrocketed these past few weeks. I wonder why that is -"

"It's probably because you take your time getting to the point of your conversations."

"Oh, right sorry. Well, you see. Mei can be pretty scary sometimes."

"I know that already."

"And when she gets into one of her temper tantrums, it's best to just run for your life."

"That's true."

"So, well..."

"Just spit it out already Chiharu."

"Okay, okay. You know, this isn't as easy as it looks."

"I'm hanging up now."

"No! Don't do that. I'll get to the point."


"Well, you know how Mei can't stand guys right?"

"Yes. Everyone knows how pissed off she gets."

"Well, I was wondering if you could break the news to her."

"Ah, so that's why you told me first."



"Are you still there Kaede?"

"Hm? Oh, yeah I'm here. I was just trying to figure out how I'm gonna tell her."

"Oh. Well, good luck with that and thanks. Mei's still angry with me for stealing her pudding so I didn't want her to blow up in my face again."

"Her pudding? Didn't that happen last semester?"


"....That might make this a lot more difficult."


"She won't take it well. That's for sure."

"Heh, sorry again. Well, gotta go. My sister needs the phone. Bye bye."

"Yeah, see ya."




"Hello. Tsukimora residence."

"Hello Mrs Tsukimora. Is Mei at home?"

"Oh hello Kaede. Hang on, I'll just go and get her."


"What do you want?"

"That's no way to greet a friend."


"...Okay then. Are you still sore about your pudding?"

"It was mine. She had no right to eat it."

"No one can hold grudges quite like you can."

"Yeah, yeah. Why are you calling?"

"You might want to sit down first."

"I am sitting."

"Good. Are there any breakable objects in your vicinity?"


"Okay. Here goes nothing. Our boarding school is becoming co-ed."






"Ah, you're beginning to scare me."


"Say something; anything. Yell, swear or throw a fit. I don't care what it is, just let me know you're still there."

"...I'm gonna kill our principal!"

Author's Note: Okay. This is just the prologue so the rest of the story won't be only dialogue. I just thought I'd make it a bit different at the start.

I'm still working on my other stories but 'Two Tones Up' is on hiatus as of now. The ideas don't want to come to me for that one so I'm putting it on hold.

If you liked the start of this, then review and let me know. If you hated it, let me know that as well. I'm not too picky about the comments you leave, but please, no swearing.

Bye for now. I'll update as soon as I can.