Checkmate on the King 1Checkmate on the King 13 years ago in Romance
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"Well, I'll be off then," my dad, his red orange hair toppled to the side, said. My mom said something sharp-edged in reply, but my father just pulled his canvas bag a little higher on his shoulders. Mom looked back at me worriedly, as though she didn't want my last memory of my leaving father to be their last arguement on 'pokemom rights', or whatever. But I was already gone.
"Touko?" I heard my mom call. I ignored her, pushing through various branches, finally finding what I was looking for. Cheren.
"Hey," he said casually. I fought the urge to start to bawl right then and there, but I just waved. "He's finally leaving, isn't he?" I nodded, and my best friend took my hand reassuringly.
"You'll be fine." I nodded again, this time feeling myself brighten considerably.
"Let's go exploring, Cheren!" Dragging him along the path, I stopped at a fork, unsure of what to do next. Cheren chuckled behind me. "I think the answer should be obvious, Touko." I looked back at him. I knew what he was
Fair, But Oh So UnfairFair, But Oh So UnfairFair, But Oh So Unfair3 years ago in General Fiction
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A Spot O' Checkmateshipping Fanfiction
(I'd say that Cheren and Touko are around 16-ish here.)
I don't recall exactly when I met her; it was so long ago that the memory is vague now. I remember that we were very young, though, and I remember what she looked like. For some reason, it has stuck with me all these long years.
I remember her eyes. They were just a tad bluer when she was young (although I've never figured out why), with those long eyelashes
Gosh, they drove me crazy, even then, in those odd young days when girls had cooties and all I wanted to do was play chess and hide in my room. And that hair
was it longer back then? Shorter? I don't remember. And it doesn't matter, anyway; it would be beautiful any which way she pleased.
You know, we've lived in Nuvema for so long that I grew increasingly used to seeing that beautiful face. Eventually, I came to a decision that I would never hold that gorgeous body in my arms, that I would