you need to assume/know while you read this: Mikan and Natsume are slightly
older than 11, and are instead more like 15-16. This takes place after the
Sports Festival and before Tsubasa goes missing. I like to think there was some
more regular time for some unwritten ship moments, like a year. This takes
place within that year.
Sakura, for some frustratingly unknown reason, could not erase from her mind a
pair of scarlet colored eyes and a smooth deep voice. She didn’t know exactly when
it had started, though she could trace her thoughts back to a boring day in
class when Natsume hadn’t shown up. Ruka-pyon had mentioned something about a
mission, and since then, her heart had felt heavy. She never worried so much
before. Why then all the sudden…?
she started dreaming about him. A lot. This was something she hadn’t even told
Hotaru, because she wouldn’t be caught dead admitting it. Normally, she would’ve
consulted with someone to figure out
the cause for the dreams, though she didn’t need help to figure out these ones.
While she slept, Mikan’s mind played for her scenes where Natsume would smile at
her. Or he would hold her hand. Or he’d kiss her while no one was looking. She’d
woken up strangely satisfied after that one.
there was no way she was admitting that she loved him.
did not love Natsume Hyuuga.
there was the one night the nightmare had found her. It crept under her bed,
and reaching an arm up to strangle her, the nightmare displayed her worst
nightmare. The vision was of a phone call of an unknown figure telling
her a sentence she never wanted to hear.
regret to inform you that Natsume Hyuuga has passed away due to unknown
circumstances.” As ridiculous as it sounded, when she remembered it, the
statement seemed realistic enough at the time that it woke her up. Her eyes
shot open, her skin sticky with sweat.
several moments, she cried and shook, hoping with a few deep breaths she would
feel better. She didn’t.
thinking, Mikan stumbled out of bed and over to her phone. Her fingers dialed a
number she didn’t know she had memorized, and bringing the phone up to her ear,
is this?” the other person demanded tiredly.
Mikan managed to say shakily. There was a pause.
Natsume murmured in surprise. “Are you okay?”
his voice was enough to lift her from her anxiousness. All the sudden, she
became aware of herself. Why had she called him in the middle of the night,
fine,” she insisted, though it was barely truth. “I was worried about you.”
I had this dream…and I think I remember you had a mission tonight…I don’t know,
I just thought I would…Sorry if I woke you up.” Mikan bit her lip, wishing she
didn’t ramble so much.
just got back,” Natsume sighed. “And I’m fine. You don’t need to worry so much.”
know.” Mikan felt her voice crack. She didn’t want to cry on the phone, but she
needed him to know that no matter what she did, she always worried about him. “I
can’t help it.” He could hear the tears in her voice.
cry,” he said lowly. Taking a deep breath, Mikan swiped away her tears.
missed Koko reading a love poem in class today,” she said, trying to take her
mind off of everything. When he took a moment to respond, Mikan worried he was
trying to find a way to gently tell her to shut up. He surprised her with a
was it to?”
wouldn’t say.” Mikan’s voice was soft. “But we all knew it was Permy.”
not completely stupid, Natsume,” Mikan pouted. Then he laughed. He actually
laughed. The brunette didn’t know whether or not to be offended, or to relish
in the fact that Natsume had actually laughed.
have a nice laugh,” she commented tiredly. The chuckling stopped as soon as the
words left her mouth, and were covered by a cough. Another pause.
you write your poem about?” Natsume asked curiously, breaking the silence. His voice
had gotten lighter with his interest. Closing her eyes in embarrassment, Mikan
remembered her poem. It had been about the unsureness of love. It had been
a secret,” she covered up.
me,” he stated in return.
don’t you know what a secret is?”
can’t keep a secret for your life.”
was the last secret you kept from me?” Without thinking, Mikan opened her
I was really worried about you all night long because of your mission.” As soon
as she said it, she wished she hadn’t. She waited for Natsume to judge her with
some sort of disgust.
he said gently. “You really can’t keep a secret.” If it was possible to hear him
smile, Mikan thought she could hear a wide smile in his voice.
all you’re going to say? You idiot…” Mikan’s voice trailed off.
can happen to me on missions because I’ve got someone to come back to,” he
does appreciate it when you come back,” she said nervously.
wasn’t talking about Ruka. I was talking about you.” Mikan’s heart stopped.
was all she could utter.
we’re even.” Across the phone, Mikan heard him yawn. “You need to go to bed.
You’ll be even more stupid if you don’t sleep.”
did feel better after their conversation, regardless of the quick pace of her
heart. The heaviness in her eyes only confirmed what he told her.
right,” she decided. She allowed one last comfortable silence, a content smile
on her face.
don’t you call more often?” Natsume said quietly. “It’s nice to be checked up
on.” Mikan’s smile only got wider.
won’t mind it?”
I’m asking you to do it, aren’t I?”
fine.” Mikan paused. “Goodnight Natsume.”
soon as the phone was hung up, Mikan laid back down and drifted back off to
sleep. Instead of her nightmare, Mikan only saw the laughing face of the boy
she thought maybe, just maybe, she was falling in love with.
I’ve got another similar idea, so I’d like to write that one out too! Let me know what you think!