"Kyouko, open up."
Her mouth opened in a yawn. I forked a piece of french toast, covered in a slight sheen of maple syrup, and held it over her mouth as she yawned, letting the syrup drip down onto her tongue.
She paused for a moment, then her eyes opened wide. "That was sugar."
"I brought you breakfast in bed," I said as I sat by her side, smiling. "Good morning."
"You are the greatest," The redhead replied as she took the tray I had in my hands and placed it on her own lap, plate of french toast and all. Now that she was sitting up and wide awake, I stood up and pulled open the curtains.
The sun had already made some progress across the sky. It was already ten in the morning, and way later than I would have normally been around. Kyouko must have noticed, but she was too busy scarfing down french toast to ask me immediately.
"Mami-san," she began, licking the syrup off of her fingertips. "Why are you still here, anyway?"
Apple and CinnamonApple and Cinnamon3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Apple and Cinnamon
a Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica fanfiction
by Sakura Rurouni
For Rosenal's KyouMami contest
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a young girl in possession of magical powers must be in want of a frilly outfit."
"Oh, bullshit, Mami-san. I know that reference and it does NOT say that."
"Well, it does now." I made no effort at all to conceal my grin as I lifted the frilly garment into sight. Tomoyo, eat your heart out.
She visibly blanched, moving backwards on instinct. "W-what is that... that... abomination?!"
"This," I replied, trying to emphasize how very generous I am being, "is your uniform for the evening. Take it. Embrace it. Wear it in expectation of two days in the future."
"You're taking advantage of my desperation!" She objected, coming closer now, wincing as she took in every frilly detail.
I shrugged. "Yes, and? Beggars cannot be choosers, Sakura-san."
"But whyyyyyyy?" She was doing her best to look tragic. Little did she know that
Mami x Kyouko - All For YouMami x Kyouko - All For You3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Kyouko, please, hurry up," Mami called, just as she drank the last bit of tea in her cup. Her voice held a mockingly impatient tone, and it was evident that she was enjoying herself quite a bit. She crossed the living area to the hall that held the single bedroom and bathroom in the apartment. Tapping her toe, Mami knocked on the door for a fourth time.
"I don't think I'm feeling too well," the voice on the other side of the door called. The owner of the voice, Kyouko Sakura, had an uncharacteristically polite tone. "Maybe you should just go on without out me," She suggested. This was followed by a string of noisy, guttural coughs.
Mami could not help but smile, knowing this act all too well. "Nice try, Kyouko," The older girl commended her housemate. "This doesn't change the fact that you're still going. Come on, let me in." She waited, resuming her toe-tapping.
A groan was elicited from the other side, followed by several curse words. "Damn it, Mami. You can't make me do this, you k
Mami and Kyoko: WaitingMami and Kyoko: Waiting3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"So what do we do?"
"I hate waiting."
Kyoko clenched her fingers around the rock she was holding, and tossed it away. It hit a piece of the overhanging rubble, and a small cloud of dust descended fell over her, making her cough.
Two hours ago, a building had dropped on them. The Demon's Lair was filled with tall, abandoned towers that were prone to collapsing… they had realized this too late. One Tiro Finale had missed its mark, and the next thing they knew, the Puellae Magi were buried under three tons of rubble. There was no way out. It was cold and dusty and dark, the only light coming from the glow of their Soul Gems, now changed back into their Fabergé egg forms. Kyoko and Mami had spent ten minutes trying to break through the ceiling of rubble that had trapped them… but once they realized that it was hopeless, they transformed back to their civilian forms, in order to conserve their power.
All This and Heaven, TooMami let the hot water run over her, trying to rinse the stress of the day down the drain. Baths to her, were for soothing aches and pains and ridding oneself of exhaustion. Showers were more metaphorical; she could easily visualize the irritation and frustration she felt run down her skin and into the drain, never to be seen again.All This and Heaven, Too3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She had always hated living alone, but now that she lived with Kyouko and Homura, she relished in the few minutes of peace she could accumulate, namely, being in the shower. She was always the last to complain in any given situation, but sometimes she just wanted to vent...and it was hard to vent to the people causing the problems. It wasn't that Kyouko and Homura were bad housemates. Homura was tidy to the point of being immaculate, and Kyouko kept the room that she and Mami shared much cleaner than her old room that Homura now occupied...but that was just it, wasn't it? They were good housemates, and didn't really cause any trouble. In the end, she