By: Cristal Gonzalez
Chapter- 1 Prologue
Hi my name is Rima Toya. I'm 16 years old and I attend Midgar High School. I'm your everyday, average girl. Well… not really. I wear glasses and my hair is a brown dolor and I have light blue eyes.
Nobody ever notices me though, but who cares. I don't… I think. I have no real friends except for Wakaba Sayori, but we don't hang out much, she has better things to do.
My mom says that I'm very pretty, but I hide it. My dad died when I was just 5 years old, and my mom works during the night at her company so I don't see her much during the day either. She sleeps. You could say I'm on my own. I'm also quiet and calm, but I guess that's just who I am. Invisible Rima Toya, at your service.
Though there is something strange about me. I have a black and red butterfly tattoo on my leg, on the upper right. It's noticeable when I wear my short uniform skirt to school, so I avoid wearing it, people stare. I always wear a long skirt due to that. My mom says I was born with the tattoo. She likes to call it the 'Flying Monarch'. She looked it up in a book many years ago. 'Wonder where she got it from?'
So that's pretty much me, because I don't go out much either, I usually hang around school after, helping out around with whatever needs fixing and stuff. So I get home really late. But that's better than being home with nothing to do.
Chapter 2- Broken Time
Today is my first year as a junior and everything was going to be different. New hairstyle… I guess that's pretty much it.
"Mom? Where's my long skirt at?" Rima asked in a whisper as she entered her mom's bedroom.
"Ohh. Rima…I'm sorry. It's still drying." Her mom said, still groggy from sleep.
"Huh? Still drying. Oh no!" she said out loud as she went back to her room. "I guess I'm just going to have to wear my short skirt…why me?" she said to herself.
Our uniform is white and they're really comfortable, unless I'm wearing my short skirt because everyone stares at my black and red tattoo. And that means they'd be staring at my leg. Talk about embarrassing.
As I put my uniform on I brushed my hair very neatly and made myself some pigtails with red ribbons. I looked like a doll. But I'm still Rima Toya.
As I looked over at the clock on the bedside table I knew that I was running late. I wanted to get to school early for the first day. So I bolted out eh door and started running real fast, in order to catch the bus to school. I took the shortcut through the alley and when I got there it was already leaving. I had this weird instinct to jump on the roof top, but I didn't. I'm not the athletic type.
"Oh. There you are…my Holy girl. You're my ticket to my problems" Dark said as he finally spotted the Holy after so much time of searching. No doubt Krad found his as well.
"Mmm. Too many people here, I'll wait till later. Come on Whif. Let's go." Dark told his familiar.
This was finally going right for him. He needed a human girl to share his powers with. If he didn't have one soon his powers would recede and he would die. His life was in her hands.
"Ticket please" the ticket taker said.
Rima handed over her bus ticket and entered. She sat down at the far side of the but entrance, so as not to be notice by school mates from Midgar High. She sat down at the back of the bus, where no one would look at her and her tattoo.
As Shiki and his friends entered the bus he went to sit next to the window, 1 seat from the back entrance. And as he went to sit there he saw the prettiest, cutest girl he's ever seen.
"Excuse me?" he heard from behind, so he moved out of the way and unintentionally got trapped in his seat. He looked behind again but some one was in the way.
Rima got off the bus, one street from the school, and tried to walk fast. Since she couldn't get there early, she could at least try to not be late for 1st period.
As she went in the room, everyone suddenly stopped what they were doing and turned their attentions her way and looked at her tattoo. They must be thinking that a person like her, weird and all, would never be seen wearing a tattoo.
"Hey is that Toya... She's such a weirdo…when did she get a tattoo…what ugly glasses…" Rima heard the mall whispering and all. So far she's been having a bad day. Why couldn't she deal with her contacts for a while more? She took out her book and started reading about flowers, about the only thing she liked.