Checkmate on the King 1Checkmate on the King 15 years ago in Romance More Like This
"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
Live for the Moment: PrologueLive for the Moment: Prologue5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Live for the Moment: Prologue
White's chest hurt as she struggled to breath. Hell, everything hurt. She could hear the paramedics rushing around her with their machines; ripping her jeans off to look at her mangled leg. Tilting her head slightly, she aimed her view towards the person next to her; N. She watched his already pale face grow paler as he coughed. Blood was on his cracked lips and splattered on his white shirt, his usually flawless hair tangled and splaying out against the gurney he was laid on. For a moment she was reminded of Christmas, but as his eyes drifted closed and a series of beeps sounded she knew something was wrong. A sense of panic overcame her as her eyelids became heavy as well. She opened her mouth to scream but the only thing that came out was his name, sounding strangled and pained.
"N," she gasped, "...N!"
And then everything went black.