Post by Otomo Kojiro on Jan 10, 2012 21:51:29 GMT -6
Saturday 10th May 2003
Even so close to the end of the day, students were still setting up for the Founder's Festival. It seemed each year the underclassmen were determined to outdo their predecessors. They were certainly dedicated. And come tomorrow, the entire campus would be abuzz with the fruits of their labor.
Koji's P.E class had finished a little earlier than usual, as one of the junior classes required use of equipment for a game of some description. it was being kept a secret so as not to spoil the surprise. Suffice it to say, they had procured a decent amount of soccer balls.
So Koji decided, now that his mind was clear, he'd take that leap of faith he had been planning to take ever since the cards of fate had presented him with an opportunity. A choice. He wasn't quite ready to make that choice yet. He needed just a little bit more information before he could, at last make his decision. As it stood now, he either stood to pursue an uncertain relationship with Fujibayashi Kyou, the hot-blooded, dazzling girl with whom he had a long-standing affection for. Or, recently-appointed Student President, the beautiful and strong Sakagami Tomoyo.
Thus Koji found himself with his brown bag slung over his shoulder, his school tie hanging loosely from his collar, and a newfound stride in his step as he cleared the distance from the male changing rooms to the main part of the school grounds. His eyes widened with a look of success. Just the girl he wanted to see. Tomoyo, observing a duck-hooking stall in it's early stages of construction. It didn't take the boy very long to reach her, but in the interests of manners, he waited until she was no longer occupied
"Good almost-afternoon Sakagami-Daitoryo!" Koji announced with a bright, refreshing smile. Given the complications surrounding the previous day, and that curious fellow Kiyoshi. Koji didn't want to be so quick to judge, but something about him rubbed Otomo the wrong way. He wasn't here to dwell on him, or his nature. No. It was written on the cards. Fujibayshi Ryou's fortune suggested that there could be, as she put it, "a princess in another castle." Tomoyo seemed to be the only other girl he knew that would possibly fit that description, though she was far from a timid damsel in distress. Perhaps that was why she was looked up to by many of the female student body.
As it was irregardless, Koji dispensed immediately with thoughts of analyzing
the situation. No over-thinking. Just a bold attitude. A new Otomo Kojiro. A more confident one. Now it was time for him to put himself to the test and see if he was cut out for it. No... He was cut out for it. No questions asked.
"Tomoyo. School's nearly over for the day. Would you go on a date with me if you're not busy?" He asked, keeping his voice calm and composed. It was strange for him to hear himself so collected instead of stuttering like a maniac (as he did around a certain class rep's older sister) or going on a lengthy spiel about irrelevant, superfluous issues.
"I know it's a bit left-field, but I think it'd be great, and I promise I'll take you somewhere fun." The boy assured, evincing his new attitude with a small, but sincere smile.