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 82 years 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 11Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 111 year 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 5Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 52 years 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 6Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 62 years 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 10Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 101 year 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! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 3Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 32 years 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 2Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 22 years 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 7Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 72 years 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 42 years 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 1Free! The Water's Melody: ReaderxVarious Pt 12 years 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! My Treasure is My Torment: ReaderxHaru Pt 4Free! My Treasure is My Torment: ReaderxHaru Pt 42 years 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 Style Reader Insert Ch.26 Pt.1: Haruka NanaseFree Style Reader Insert Ch.26 Pt.1: Haruka Nanase2 years 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! My Treasure is My Torment: ReaderxHaru Pt 1Free! My Treasure is My Torment: ReaderxHaru Pt 12 years 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 3Free! My Treasure is My Torment: ReaderxHaru Pt 32 years 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.25: DreamsFree Style Reader Insert Ch.25: Dreams2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I congratulate all of you, although, your efforts to have another teammate from a different team left you all in the dust." Sasabe stood in front of all of you as the team bowed in front of him. "I'm proud of your effort to pull as a team, a move like that caused you to be disqualified from the tournament." He sighed as he placed one hand on his forehead.
"We're sorry." You all spoke in unison as you stood in front of your group.
"Honestly, you boys get the craziest ideas. You too, '__________'." Miho also sighed as you bowed with the guys. "Oh well, it's definitely a match to remember!" She smiled at all of you.
You all stood up straight and looked at one another with smiles on your faces.
"For what it was worth, I believe we made the right choice." Rei smiled back at you and Haruka.
"We're still and always will be teammates." Haruka spoke up as he held your hand.
You heard tiny steps dashing towards your way and
Free! My Treasure is My Torment: ReaderxHaru Pt 2Free! My Treasure is My Torment: ReaderxHaru Pt 22 years 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 Style Reader Insert Ch.17: RedemptionFree Style Reader Insert Ch.17: Redemption2 years 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.19: Intense RelayFree Style Reader Insert Ch.19: Intense Relay2 years 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.26 Pt.2: Rin MatsuokaFree Style Reader Insert Ch.26 Pt.2: Rin Matsuoka2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Alright. I-I like Rin!" The words seemed to blur out of your mouth.
Makoto and Nagisa gave one another shocked expressions and then looked back at you. You were afraid you had upset them, but they seemed thrilled.
"We had a feeling you still liked Rin." Makoto gave a bright smile.
"You don't think I made the wrong choice, do you?" You spoke up with a worried tone.
"It's alright, '_________'-chan! We can't stop you from how you really feel." Nagisa hugged you from the side.
"I'm just worried how Haruka will feel. We've done so much with one another that it feels like I betrayed him..." You sighed as you looked at him and Haruka.
"Haruka will understand, '___________'. He'll support you no matter what." Makoto placed one arm around your shoulder.
"Thanks you guys. I feel better." You smiled as Nagisa gave you another hug from the side and knocked you into Makoto.
The three of you stood up and Nagis
Free Style Reader Insert Ch.18: WaitingFree Style Reader Insert Ch.18: Waiting2 years 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.15: TrainingFree Style Reader Insert Ch.15: Training2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
You felt the light hit your silky face as you opened your eyes. As you blinked a few times, you noticed a head full of mahogany hair that set itself on your shoulder. You didn't realize it, but you had been sleeping on your side and Rin was facing you. You slept on the left side of the bed where the window faced you. Rin gradually opened his eyes to see you sitting up with your messy bed head and a bright smile. He stretched himself out and sat up too. He placed one hand beneath your shoulder and embraced you.
"Good morning, '____________'. Did you sleep well?" Rin kissed your cheek as you sat there in his embrace.
"I slept very well. Thank you and good morning to you too!" You flashed him another big smile as the sun shined its bright rays on your hair.
Soon Amakata came in and opened the door. She was already dressed and ready to go.
"Morning, '___________'! I'm glad to see you're up!" &
Sick Days Ch. 1 [[Haruka Nanase x Reader]]“Haru, drink your medicine.”Sick Days Ch. 1 [[Haruka Nanase x Reader]]2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
You carefully handed him a spoon with medicine on it. He let out a harsh cough and sat up to drink the medicine. You offered to take care of him because you didn’t mind missing out on school, but it had been four days in a row already, and you hoped for him to get better soon for his sake.
But when will he get better? You frowned.
The dark-haired boy noticed your frown and stared at you , yet you didn’t notice. Finally lifting your head up, you plastered a fake smile on your face and held out a hand to take the spoon from him. It was then that you noticed he was looking at you the whole time, and felt your face getting warm.
“W-What is it?” You stammered.
No answer came from him, just a pair of big blue eyes staring into your [e/c] eyes.
You couldn’t stand him looking at you like that and turned around, with a flushed red face. The boy looked at you in confusion and raised an eyebrow wondering why you t
Free Style Reader Insert Ch.23: IrreplaceableFree Style Reader Insert Ch.23: Irreplaceable2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was the next day and something was off; Rei didn't come to practice today.
"Nagisa, have you seen Rei today?" You turned to him with a curious look as he tried himself off.
"No, I haven't seen him all day. I'm really worried." Nagisa sighed in disappointment.
"Didn't you wait with him at the station last night?" Makoto gave the same curious look.
"Uh..." Nagisa's eye twitched. "What am I suppose to tell them?" Nagisa thought as you continued to look at him.
Sasabe came next to you and blew an air horn in your faces. Makoto and Nagisa got up and dived back into the pool.
"Sorry, Coach Sasabe. I was just asking Nagisa if he knew where Rei was." You gave him a big smile as you stood up.
"It's okay. I've been wondering the same thing. It's unlike him to miss practice." Haruka had walked past the two of you and listened in on your conversation.
Haruka grabbed you from behind and held you clos
Free Style Reader Insert Ch.14: Back StoriesFree Style Reader Insert Ch.14: Back Stories2 years 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