Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 9
“WHAT?!” Rin roared out loud, making both you and Makoto jump in fright.
“What?! Why?!” Nagisa questioned, leaning forward so as to not miss any of what you were going to say.
“Well, uh, Mako-chan’s father and my father both work/run the same company. His dad’s the President, and mine’s the Vice President. Um, it seems like the company’s not doing very well here in Japan, and they want a change of pace… So, uh, it’s been decided that our families are moving to China,” you murmured, eyes downcast.
“…For how long?” a hesitant question came from Haru.
“For… however long our
Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 8Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 81 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
[Skip to Saturday, your date with Rin]
You woke up early to get ready for your date with Rin, taking a refreshing shower to calm your nerves before the event. Slipping into your favorite (favorite color) (favorite dress length) dress covered with pale pink (favorite flowers), you looked at yourself in the mirror. Then you grabbed your matching flats and purse and dashed out the door, almost late for your date – even though you had gotten up early.
[At 10:58 AM, at the train station]
You panted, out of breath, gazing at the clock hanging on the station wall. Two minutes… I barely made it… You thought, looking around for Rin.
“Hmph. Not bad, (Name)-chan~ You made it, with two minutes to spare!” The redhead stepped out of the shadows, making you jump in fright. He grabbed your shoulders, hugging you close to calm you down. “Well, as long as you’re not late, I’m fine.”
“S-Sorry, Rin…” You murmur
Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 6Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 61 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Wait, Haru! I can explain!” You called, standing up to chase after him. You ran after the onyx-haired boy, desperately trying to keep up with him. “Slow down, Haru-chan!” Saying this, you stumbled over a tree root, landing on your hands and knees.
The sharp pain in your knees echoed that in your heart. Gazing at his back recede into the distance, you felt the feelings overwhelm you and you started sobbing. The tears streaming down your cheeks seemed to only worsen the pain and misery you felt at causing Haru such grief.
“No… Haru… I…” You sobbed, barely managing to hiccup out the words. Your sentence trailed off into thin air, your words becoming mumbled jumbles of incoherent and illogical sound.
Hearing your sobs, Haru quickly turned around. “(Name)-chan…?!” He made a beeline back to where you were collapsed on the ground, surprise and worry clearly evident on his face. “Are… Are you alright
Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 2Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 21 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Kou…?!” Your eyes widened in surprise – what was she doing here?
“Hi, (name)-chan! What’s up? Don’t you have your violin lesson right around this time?” The burgundy-haired girl stooped down to your eye level while standing on the wall, gazing at your wet form in the water.
“Wha-who-wait-where-why – Kou…?! What?! Why are you here?” You rapid-fire questioned her, the shock of meeting her at the pool clearly written on your face.
“Heheheh~ You didn’t know? I’m Rin’s sister!” Kou grinned at you while you, amidst your confusion, looked back and forth between Rin and your friend, trying to determine the family relations between the both of them.
“Hahaha! Yeah, Kou’s my sister~” Rin said cheerfully, chuckling at your bewilderment.
“Whaaaaaaat?!” You exclaimed, stretching out the long “a” sound in the word. “I… You’re kidding me,
Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 5Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 51 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Haru slowly leaned in, staring into your eyes. You gazed into the icy pools, apprehension eating away at you. The air around you seemed to have dropped ten degrees.
He leaned in, his lips pressing onto yours. You weren’t used to this. This weird, strange, feeling… A kiss descended upon your lips, a soft, fluffy pressure totally foreign to you. It was hesitant, like the boy was unsure of what to do. Your eyes widened at this unexpected kiss, and your cheeks flushed more than before. You weren’t sure of what to do, the confusion overwhelming you.
After a couple of seconds, you flinched, squeezing your eyes closed and placed your hands on his shoulder, hesitantly pushing the black-haired boy away. You gasped for breath, trembling with the sheer, overwhelming feelings of confusion.
Haru looked at you, the hurt evident his eyes. He stood back to give you some space, all the while watching for your reaction – were you shocked? Scared? Did you like that?
Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 7Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 71 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
[Time skip to Tuesday, at school]
“(Name)-chan… Can I speak to you… Alone?”
You looked at Haru, shocked at this out-of-character outburst. After avoiding you for some time, you didn’t think that he would be the one to break that awkward silence. “Sure…?”
Haru grabbed your hands and dragged you to a nearby empty classroom. He escorted you into the room and shut the door behind him, the awkward silence deafeningly loud. “Listen… I’m sorry…”
“Look, I’m… sorry,” you mumbled, your words overlapping with his.
You looked up and saw him watching you, eyes sparkling with amusement at this unexpected moment of unison. You both started giggling, and you motioned for him to speak first.
“Sorry that I stole your first kiss… I’m sure you were saving it for someone special…” He looked down, flushing red.
You shook your head vigorously, blushing as you sai
Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 4Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 41 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Rin glanced at what Haru was doing, and his eyes widened slightly. “Haru…” He murmured, envy coursing through him like a river. Suddenly, he stepped in between you and Haru. “Hey, (name)-chan…” His eyes met with Makoto’s, and Rin could see the same jealousy reflected in his eyes.
“Yes…?” You hesitantly looked up at Rin’s face, your cheeks flushing a bit due to how close he was to you.
All of a sudden, Makoto hugged you from behind, resting his chin on your head, then burrowing his face into the crook of your neck. Murmuring, he said, “(Name)-chan… I… I want ice cream… Do you want to go get ice cream?”
You broke free of Makoto’s grasp and whirled around to face the brunette, the rosy tinge of pink on your cheeks spreading all the way to the tips of your ears. “M-M-Makoto…?!”
“Yeah, let’s get ice cream, (name)-chan~” Rin chimed in, grinning wide
Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 3Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 31 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Everyone’s attention was focused on the silent boy, who gazed at you with almost undetectable pride in his eyes. After a long period of silence, he raised his arms and started clapping. Slowly at first, but gradually, the rate of clapping grew faster and faster. For a while, he was the only one giving you a standing ovation… Until you heard another clap join in, and another, and another, until all of your friends stood up and joined Haru in clapping.
For a while, your friends were the only ones clapping and cheering for you, the only supporters you had in this cold, harsh world. However, all of a sudden, another member of the audience stood up and started to applaud you as well. With wide smiles on their faces, they whooped and cheered, yelling for an encore and encouraging everyone else to clap and applaud for both the prodigy that you were, and the almost overwhelmingly touching piece that you played.
As gradually more and more people joined in, eventually everyone was c
Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 11Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 118 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
Makoto noticed the definite change in your attitude, starting from the first day you had worn makeup, leading up to the day you dared to take off your makeup, all the way to the present day.
You seemed more confident – not arrogant, but proud to be yourself, almost as if you were insistent on not letting the now non-existent bullies drag you down.
It had been about four years since that incident.
Both you and Makoto were 17, and the both of you had been dating ever since Makoto had proposed his solution to you.
Over the years, you realized that the fake relationship you sustained with him had somehow turned into a real one. The feelings you felt for
Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 1Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 11 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
It took a lot of cajoling and persuading from your part, but your parents finally relented – you were finally able to skip one of your weekly violin lessons and go to the pool instead! Your 13-year-old heart skipped a beat as you scrambled out of the car, your sparkling (eye color) eyes glinting at the sight of the swim facility in front of you. Shouting at your parents to hurry up, you ran inside and immediately made a beeline for the pool – as soon as you found it, that is.
After much looking around, you finally found the pool. Entering its large doors, you gaped at the sheer size of the interior – it was as foreign to you as a new planet. You ogled at the size of the pool, amazed at how big it seemed to you. Your eyes wandered over to one lane off to the side of the pool; you watched a coach with blonde hair instruct four young boys around your age in swimming. One had olive, brownish hair and kind green eyes; another, blonde hair and magenta eyes. The other tw
Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 10Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 108 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
School was torture.
No, torture isn’t the right word…
That’s the word to describe it.
School was pure, living Hell.
The relentless teasing, the merciless mocking of your Chinese pronunciation, your foreign ways… coupled with the fact that you were Makoto’s friend – and he was a popular guy at school for reasons beyond you – made you the worst enemy of every fangirl he had.
Free! My Treasure is My Torment: ReaderxHaru Pt 4Free! My Treasure is My Torment: ReaderxHaru Pt 411 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Hey, (Name)-chan~ How ya doin’ today?” A bright voice rang out, snapping you out of your reverie. “Your ice cream’s dripping, by the way.”
“What? Oh, hi, Kai! Wait, it is?! Oh gosh…” Hurriedly, you licked your ice cream cone, trying to save the ice cream before it went plop! on the ground.
A barely stifled chuckle made you look up from your intense ice cream licking. “Heheh… You’re so cute, (Name)-chan… By the way, I have a question I want to ask you.”
“What is it? Ask away, Kai~”
“Yeah? What’s wrong?” You prodded the boy’s cheek with your free hand, your cheeks puffed out in concern. “It’s not like you to be so silent. Say something!”
“Oh, uh, never mind. Say, would you be alright with being my girlfriend?”
“Sure – wait, what?!”
“Oh, my friends are having a mixer, but I don’
Free! My Treasure is My Torment: ReaderxHaru Pt 1Free! My Treasure is My Torment: ReaderxHaru Pt 11 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
You strolled into the school’s pool deck, searching for your best friend, Kou – whom you affectionately called Gou, much to her dismay. “Gou…? Are you here? I know you’re the swim team manager and that you’re here somewhere… Gou! Get your butt out here, girl!”
As you made your way towards the pool, you gasped. The… the pool… It… It looked amazing. The water was sparkling blue, shining like a beautifully cut sapphire under the sun. The weeds that once inhabited the abandoned ghost pool had been chased out; butterflies took their place, flitting about here and there. After much scrubbing, the muck and dirt that had once thrived on the pool bottom was chased away. The paint job on the bottom of the pool, once chipped and cracked, was now as smooth as the (mostly) amateur painters could make it; it shone with glory. The rosy blush of the cherry blossom trees gave a light, happier feel to the now cleaned-up and polished
Free! My Treasure is My Torment: ReaderxHaru Pt 2Free! My Treasure is My Torment: ReaderxHaru Pt 21 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
“It… was a week or so ago… I was swimming one day in the pool…” Haru started, if not a bit hesitantly. “I was the only one there…”
“Only one there?” you questioned, cutting Haru off.
“It was after swim practice, and Haru was the last one to get out of the pool, like
always,” Gou spoke for Haru, explaining more than he would. “I think it was the day you were waiting for me…? I believe we left before this happened…”
“You… did… I was swimming free in the pool…” Haru spoke softly, half mumbling it. His mouth was very close to the water surface – bubbles formed where his breath met the pool surface.
“Wait, free? Free, as in freestyle, or free, as in freedom?” You questioned, a bit confused about the context the term was being used in.
“Freestyle,” came a voice behind you. “Haru mostly means freestyle, but he also means fre
Free! My Treasure is My Torment: ReaderxHaru Pt 3Free! My Treasure is My Torment: ReaderxHaru Pt 31 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
You glanced up apprehensively. Deep purple eyes that twinkled at you, a startling shock of cotton-candy pink hair, a pearly white smile… All this, together with a tall, broad-shouldered, very lean form, with enough muscles and biceps to make Gou faint and even you gasp. “Sh-Sho-chan?!”
The pink-haired boy ran an annoyed hand through his hair, making it messier than before. “Please… I’ve told you to stop calling me ‘Sho-chan’ and to call me ‘Sho-kun’ instead, if you really have to… And yeah? What?”
“Well, uh, Sho-chan, you startled me… I think I fell because of you.”
“Sho-kun!” Sho emphasized that point.
“Right. Sorry, Sho-chan.”
“Ugh. Well, whatever. Are you alright?”
“Yeah, I’m fine,” You said, grunting a bit as you stood up, dusting yourself off. “Hey, Sho-chan… Where were you a week ago?”
“A week ag
Free Style Reader Insert Ch.17: RedemptionFree Style Reader Insert Ch.17: Redemption1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
You and everyone else except Haru were out sitting on the bleachers and waited for everyone else to do their part in the Prefecturals. Nagisa was next and he pumped to do his breath stroke. Soon Coach Sasabe showed up and said hello.
"I'm sorry I'm late! So, how did the first match go?" Sasabe's face was lightened with hope.
The four of you sighed and looked at each other in disappointment.
"Haru, lost...." You said with sadness in your voice.
"What?! So it isn't so!" He was shocked to hear you say that.
You didn't feel like bottling up your emotions and you ran off the bleachers once again.
"'__________'! Where are you going this time?" Makoto shouted back at you.
"I'm going to go get Haruka!" You shouted as you ran with all of your might.
------------------ Shower Room ---------------------
You placed your hand on the door and set your ear up against the do
Free Style Reader Insert Ch.26 Pt.1: Haruka NanaseFree Style Reader Insert Ch.26 Pt.1: Haruka Nanase1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Alright. I-I like H-Haruka...." The words seemed to struggle out of your silky lips. Makoto and Nagisa gazed at one another from each side of you and smiled.
"We knew you would never leave Haru-chan!" Nagisa spoke to loudly as he stood up and grabbed you by the hands as he bounced with you against your will.
"Nagisa!!" You blurted out as you stopped jumping and your face illuminated a rose blush.
Everyone looked at you and blew out their sparklers.
"What's the problem?" Rin stood behind Nagisa and glared at him.
Nagisa had a huge sweat drop and hid behind you.
"'__________', you can tell him!" Nagisa pushed you forward into Rin.
You looked up and saw that soft look in his eyes. Bad vibes were radiating off of you. What if he refused to believe you? Would this end your friendship with him? You stepped back and took a breath.
"Rin, through out this craziness of what has been happening, I always th
Free Style Reader Insert Ch.12: TransportationFree Style Reader Insert Ch.12: Transportation1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
------------------- A Few Days Later -------------------
You sat on the ground with a brush in your hand and stared into the blank paper before you. The guys stood behind you with their matching swim trunks, but the color on the strip pattern was different. Suddenly, your arm frantically scattered across the paper and you set the paint brush day. You pinned up your painting on the wall of the resting area.
"48 days until prefectural tournament," was written in characters.
"Is it really necessary to do these countdowns?" Nagisa came up from behind you and saw the neat stack of paper from the previous count down days.
"In mind, I believe so! So in that case, you four need to decide who is going to do what in each event!" You pointed your finger towards them with a bright smile.
As the four of them discussed what they are doing, you saw something sticking out of the carpet. You pulled it out and wiped the dust off if it
Free Style Reader Insert Ch.14: Back StoriesFree Style Reader Insert Ch.14: Back Stories1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It took a few minutes, more like an hour, to get Rin out of the bathroom and to get him to calm down. Miho would randomly keep walking out of her room to see if you two were still at each other. When you got him out, you grabbed his hand and took him into your room. You made him stand there as you pushed the separate beds together. Rin blushed when he saw you bend over to try and push them together. You turned around and looked down. You jumped on top of the bed and just laid there as you shook in shame. He climbed on with you and removed his shirt. Soon, a muscular arm wrapped itself in front of you and held you closer. Rin hoisted himself up and kissed your cheek.
"Good night, '____________'." He whispered softly into your ear.
"Good night, Rin...." You felt your eye lids drop as he held you close.
Back at the beach, Nagisa and Haruka slept in one tent and Makoto and Rei slept in the other. Na
Free Style Reader Insert Ch.3: TrespassingFree Style Reader Insert Ch.3: Trespassing1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
------------------------- Haruka's House ------------------------
Haruka relaxed in his bath tub and sat there concentrating as he felt the water sink into his pores.
"Last night, '__________' grabbed onto my hand and I wouldn't let go. I've seen her feelings for Rin, but she never got to express her true feeling for him. Then, she suddenly turns to me and looks up to me as a role model."
He stared at a tiny dolphin toy that sat on the shelf with a gleeful grin. He folded his hands together and squeezed them together to release a perfect stream of water that soaked the dolphin.
"Haruka? Are you home? It's '__________'." You gave gentle knock on the door and shouted to make sure he could hear you.
Haruka felt a faint smile grow on his face as he heard the sound of your voice. As he stood up in his swim suit, he dried his feet off and looked at the tiny window that was above the bath tub. He turned his head slightly to see you in your casual clothes waiting for an a
Free Style Reader Insert Ch.18: WaitingFree Style Reader Insert Ch.18: Waiting1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"What?!" They all shouted together.
You took a deep breath and explained to the guys that you had entered them in a relay in secret.
"Why would you do that, '___________'?" Makoto looked at you like you were insane.
You almost felt like tears were going to swell from your eyes.
"I really wanted to see you guys swim together!" You placed your hands in your lap and looked at the ground.
They all looked at you in shock. Nagisa and Makoto were the ones who were taken back by surprise.
"I always remember you guys doing relays together back in middle school." You felt a sympathetic smile lighten your face. "I thought it would be great to see Rei enter in the relay too. His butterfly reminds me of Rin's when he used to relay's..." You felt your eyes sparkle as you looked back at the old relays.
All of them looked at one another and nodded. Nagisa began to rapidly dial the phone and he set it down on the table so eve
Free Style Reader Insert Ch.7: AnticipationFree Style Reader Insert Ch.7: Anticipation1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After school, you and your friends stayed after and watched the track team practice. Nagisa had been trying to convince Rei to join the swim club all day when he had the chance. You sat with your knees up to your chest and watched as everyone practiced. As you looked around, your eyes directed your attention towards the middle of the field. Rei had been practicing so long to perfect his pole vault.
"Nagisa, have you had any luck today with Rei?" You leaned yourself over and turned your head towards Nagisa.
"Nope; I've been trying to persuade him with all kinds of resorts. I even told him that you would wear a swim suit; or did I?!" Nagisa had to think about it.
You had a stiff face when you heard him. You felt Makoto put one arm around your waist and he grabbed Haruka's arm.
"At least Haruka will get to see '____________'-chan in a swimsuit." Makoto had a sly smile on his face.
Haruka's and your cheeks turned a red shade as Makoto played around with you. Haruka tilted
Free Style Reader Insert Ch.8: Swim TeamFree Style Reader Insert Ch.8: Swim Team1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
All of you sat together in class with boredom. You tapped your pencil against your desk and waited forever.
"Nagisa, are you sure Rei said he was thinking about joining? He might have said it to get you out of his hair." You sighed.
"Don't worry, '___________'-chan, I'm sure Rei-chan will see us!!" Nagisa stood up with confidence.
While you and Nagisa negotiated over Rei, you looked over at Makoto and saw him whispering into Haruka's ear. Soon Haruka's face turned a bright scarlet red and he covered his mouth. You tilted your head to the side and scooted closer. Makoto noticed you scooting and he stood up. He got behind your chair and placed one hand on the top. You turned your head around and noticed a sly smile on his face.
"'___________', I never realized how cute you are today~." Makoto lowered his head down.
As he distracted you, Nagisa saw Makoto's secret signal and he came over.
Free Style Reader Insert Ch.19: Intense RelayFree Style Reader Insert Ch.19: Intense Relay1 year ago in Romance More Like This
Haruka and the rest of them wanted you to be down with them when they did the relay. It was about to start and Miss Ama-chan was sitting with Gou. It felt like forever since you have seen Gou. Before it had started, you had gone up to visit with her.
"So, '____________', has any of the guys asked you out since I've been away?" She got a silly look on her face.
"Ha, very funny, Gou. No, none of the guys have asked me out." You rolled your eyes.
"Maybe you should ask one of them out!" Gou got really excited as she grasped onto your shoulders.
"Are you seriously talking about this now?!" Your cheeks flushed red.
"Yes! Now's the perfect time. The festival is tonight and you have so many opportunities to ask one of them out!" She began to shake you.
"Opportunities? I thought we were just talking about Rin and Haruka..." You got a suspicious look at Gou.
"Well...Miss Ama-chan might have told me some things ab
Free Style Reader Insert Ch.10: New Swim WearFree Style Reader Insert Ch.10: New Swim Wear1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The next day you sat on the edge as the guys practiced and tried to teach Rei how to swim. First, Makoto and Nagisa tested to see if he could float. Makoto held out his arms and let Rei lay on them in the water. When he let go, they discovered he could float, but then he started to sink to the bottom. You sighed as you watched them. Soon Haruka came up from behind and sat next to you. He placed one arm around you shoulder and he laid your head down on his shoulder with his hand. You closed your eyes and began to think. Makoto whispered over to Nagisa and pointed at the two of you sitting together. When Rei rushed out of the water, he saw Makoto pointing and his cheeks turned a bright pink color.
"'____________', if something is bothering me you can tell me." Haruka lifted your head to face his blank expression.
"I want to tell you, but at the same I don't. I don't need to be causing trouble as it is." You set y