Post by Sakagami Tomoyo on Jun 3, 2012 10:44:48 GMT -6
[/color] he asked.
He laughed. It had started out only as a chuckle, the lightest of chuckles, but it soon rose into a jolly, full-fledged laugh, and as per laughter’s usual nature, it was contagious. She’d eyed him with a curious, confused look at first, but that bewilderment soon made way for a smile, and before she knew it, a chuckle escaped her own lips. She was laughing softly and shaking her head at the same time, wondering what was so funny in the first place, all the while finding the entire situation amusing.
When their laughter subsided and Koji regained his composure enough to reveal the name of the girl he so admired, Tomoyo suddenly understood why they had begun laughing.
She'd been acquainted with Kyou as a result of some strange events regarding an eccentric first-year girl, and although Tomoyo and Kyou lost contact recently (due to schoolwork and other obligations making the two of them too busy to unite again), Tomoyo would always remember the girl's spunky nature. She couldn’t disagree with the descriptors Koji gave her. Along with being loyal, she was violent, crazy, and a demon… all three of which would certainly be less than flattering to any girl. Then, how was it possible all the terms he gave her sounded so affectionate?
He said he liked those traits of hers too.
Tomoyo stared at the boy’s face, lit up by the sunlight of midday filtering in through the windows of the cafe. He looked so happy and at ease. Were these the effects of love, she wondered? In the moments that she watched him, she felt like an outsider catching a glimpse into the private life of another person. The look on Koji’s face was foreign to her, and she wondered if she would ever be able to feel those feelings too, if she would ever be able to smile the way he did. It was a distinctly warm, soft, and lovely expression.
She snapped out of it in an instant. His eyes had met hers, and suddenly finding it embarrassing to have been caught staring, Tomoyo turned her startled gaze to the long-neglected crepe still in her hands. She took a large, hasty bite out of it and swallowed, barely taking time to savor its sweet flavor.
“Have you ever felt so strongly about someone that you almost go crazy from it?”
His question caught her off guard and she took yet another bite out of her crepe, this time chewing slowly. Despite it being an easy question to answer, Tomoyo felt immature and unsatisfied with her response.
Finally swallowing, she returned her eyes to his. “No... I can’t say I have.”[/color] Sure, she’d been interested in someone before, but Tomoyo had since given up on pursuing him, and the feelings she had for him were nowhere near as strong as the feelings Koji held for Kyou.
“I’m the student council president now, so I don’t have time for a relationship in the first place,”[/color] she explained. It was a regretful fact, and although Tomoyo had a gut feeling it was an excuse for other reasons, it was simply easier to ignore the thoughts of a relationship at this point.
“However…”[/color] she said wistfully, “It looks like it’d be fun to have those sorts feelings for someone.”[/color]
… What am I saying?
Tomoyo smiled wryly and shook her head, dismissing her words. It was weird to say such things. If she wasn’t careful, she would find herself longing for a relationship in no time. A relationship was the last thing she needed.
“... Hey.”[/color] Tomoyo leaned forward on the table, questioning why the thought hadn’t crossed her mind earlier. “If you love her so much, then why are you eating here with me? Shouldn’t you have asked her out to eat?”[/color]