Post by Otomo Kojiro on Apr 27, 2012 13:56:38 GMT -6
This was all far too much for Koji. He didn't regret standing up and doing what he did. He didn't expect his fellow students to rally so quickly to his side. Was the whole stigma behind being a Westerner really so bad that the masses would stand up for a troublemaker?
Still, he stood his ground, even as the girl rose up a needly finger, staring icily at him. As intimidating as it was to hear her ramble on about harassment. Now he was almost glad he didn't find Shou. It would've devolved into a barbaric David vs Goliath. Koji quickly corrected himself. "Vs" implied that a struggle would take place. For that, he was very thankful.
Yet, before he could try and talk some sense into the tall young girl, he found something wrap around his arm, clinging tightly. It appeared to be two other arms, belonging to a young woman.
”Hey, are you messing with my boyfriend?”
Like magnets, the teen's eyebrows shifted in opposite directions, trying to get a firm grasp of what had just transpired. His eyes started to suddenly water as something began... Compressing down on his innocent foot. Stifling an utterance of pain, Koji kept silent as the new arrival rolled out a explanation.
”I know he can be a bit of a perv sometimes, but that’s no reason to act like some spoiled brat straight out of a bad anime. Even worse, you brought that unrelated guy into it. What are you, a virus? I don’t know if you’re just on your off week or something, but it’d be better for everyone if you just back off.”
"I'm not a pervert..." Koji whined quietly. By the way the two girls were glaring at each other, he doubted they were listening. He'd honestly made a terrible slip of the mind that should've remained as but a thought firmly in the back of his head. Left alone between this heated battle, Otomo could only watch as they traded verbal blows.
“SEE! Where I come from, we don’t take our boyfriends peeking so pervertedly at other girls in such stride! Don’t you dare tell me what to do. I am Avery Vanderbilt! The richest, most… p-popular, attractive girl in Hikarizaka High! I demand r-respect and I demand it now.”
Flitting off about her own business, Koji was left feeling quite foolish and flat-footed. The young girl that had parasitically latched on to him, and left his foot with a light throb, was still there. Only now, they'd attracted more attention. Another person.
"I may be a bit late, but I could hear a commotion whilst I had my head down."
Koji did not think commotion was the best word to describe the situation. Something along the lines of unnatural disaster or crisis better fit the bill. Commotion just wasn't dismal enough.
"It was her, wasn't it..."
Koji nodded. And that was that. Before things really got out of hand. Before the cafe lost it's customers, and before teachers showed up to reprimand everyone. Gently releasing his arm, and wiping the dejected look from his face, Koji approached the table, currently seating three. An older man, a native, and the live wire girl from before. He swallowed hard, and descended into English, hoping that no-one else understood. He didn't even wait for an acknowledgment. He was already bent over, with his eyes glued to the floor.
"i'm sorry Miss W... V-Vander... Bilt," he started, struggling with the pronunciation, "I'm sorry I was rude before. But could you please apologize to Narukami-san for pushing him over?"
Much as he wanted to simply leave, his principles told him he should clear up the mess, since he started it. Even in the presence of the girl's father, who surely would have reduced him to a fine jus d'homme had he been there earlier. His very life flashed before his eyes as he straightened up, which in themselves reflected terror. Both his academic life, and his natural life could quite probably be over very soon.