"Come on Bijou, you're going to be late for you first day of school," said a sweet voice. "You don't want to late for your first day at your new school, do you?"
"No ma'am," Bijou replied stretching and wiping her face. "Do I have to go to school today? I'm not going to fit in anywhere."
"Don't say that Bijou," the voice replied to the teenaged girl's question. "Now what if you meet a really cute boy? How will you ever know his name? Or how will you make friends?"
"I don't know," Bijou replied with a thought on her face. "Maybe I will make some friends. And besides, I'm not ready to date yet."
"Of course," replied the voice. "But I'm saying. Maybe you'll meet a guy who will take away the pain. All this aside, it's time for school. Mom wouldn't want you to miss a day."
"Ok Maria," Bijou said to her older sister, Maria. "Shouldn't you be off for college now?"
"Yep," Maria said simply. "But my classes don't start till the afternoon. Have a nice day at school little sis." With that, she pulled her sister into a hug.
"I will Maria," Bijou said giving her sis a kiss on the cheek.
As Bijou arrived at school, it was nothing like she imagined. "So this is what a public school is like. I never thought that there would be this many people. Maybe I can find some friends. Yes, I can do it," Bijou thought to herself. This was Bijou first time going to a public school. She originally went to a private school in France, but her father had them move out to visit and learn a new culture. She looked at the white high school and stared in amazement.
"You know," a voice came from behind her said, "the school looks even better inside."
"Oh I'm sorry," Bijou apologized. "This is just my first time going to a public school. I never saw a building like this. It looks incredible."
"Don't worry," the teen said. "Soon, you'll dread the sight of this place. All the tests and homework the teachers give out is just mind blowing."
"I think I can manage," Bijou said with a chuckle. "Oh, I forgot. My name is Bijou Ribon. It's a pleasure to meet you."
"Oh no," the teen said scratching the back of his head, "the pleasure is all mine. It's not often that we have a French transfer student. By the way, my name is Hamtaro Haruna."
"It's nice to meet you Hamtaro," Bijou responded but slightly confused. "But how did you know I was French?"
"Oh, that's simple," Hamtaro said with his finger in the air. "For starters, you the first person I have seen in Japan to have white hair. Second, I can hear your accent. And third your last name gave it away. You're the daughter of Robert Ribon, the hotel entrepreneur."
"Wow," Bijou said in amazement, "Hamtaro, can you show me around? I have no idea where my classes are."
"Sure," Hamtaro said with a big smile. "I wouldn't want anything to happen to my new friend."
"You consider me a friend already?" Bijou asked, a little taken from the title friend.
"Well yeah," Hamtaro said. "I mean I can tell you're a nice person from the way you greeted me. Not many people are like that nowadays. Do you want to be my friend?"
Bijou nodded with a smile. "So, are there any school clubs I can join?"
"Tons of them," Hamtaro said with a big smile. "This school has chess clubs, newspaper club, jazz club, and many more. I can get you a list of clubs and you can join whichever ones you want. Well, let's get a move on. We don't want to be late for our first day of class."
As the pair went inside the school, Hamtaro explained Bijou's schedule and the various stuff of Ham Ham High School. "And that's the reason why we stay in one classroom except for gym. Moral of the story, never try and make out with your girlfriend or boyfriend in the janitor's closet."
"I see," Bijou nodded taking the new information into her brain. "So what do we do if we forget a book?"
"More than likely share," Hamtaro responded to the question. "Any more questions about…" Hamtaro tried to ask before he walked in a bench (AN-I won't write much, but let me tell you this. Benches come out of nowhere and they hurt).
"Hamtaro!" Bijou exclaimed for her new friend. "Are you ok?" Bijou held out her hand to pick Hamtaro up but he was pushed down by a larger teen.
"So Hamtaro," the large teen said. "Still as clumsy as ever I see."
"Hey Boss," Hamtaro greeted as he rubbed his shin.
"Hey gorgeous," Boss said with a smirk on his face. "The name's Boss. And you are?"
"Umm, my name's Bijou," Bijou answered.
"Beautiful name for such a beautiful girl," Boss said while wrapping his arms around her. "Why don't you leave this loser alone and come with the captain of the football team?"
"No thank you," Bijou said moving away from Boss and back to Hamtaro who had finally gotten back up. "I'm not looking for a relationship anytime soon."
"Wow, this girl turned down Boss," said one of Boss's teammates.
"Do you see his face? It's priceless," the other teen said not trying to hold in his laughter.
"Shut it Stan," Boss said regaining his composure before looking back at Bijou. "Aw come on, don't be like that. Let me take you out to a movie and dinner afterwards. What do you say?"
"No thank you," Bijou said again. "Come on Hamtaro, let's get to class. I don't want to be late."
"Sure thing," Hamtaro said before looking at Boss. "Better luck next time Boss. Hey Bijou, wait for me! You don't know where the class is yet."
As the two made their way to class Boss looked at Hamtaro with anger on his face. "How dare he take away what's mine. That freak had better learn his place and learn to stay where he belongs."
"Well Boss," Stan said as he patted Boss on the shoulder, "it looks like we have a fighter on our hands. May the best man win."
"I plan on it," Boss said with a smirk. "And come lunch time, I'll make sure that Hamtaro won't stop me from the getting the girl."
Well that's it for the first chapter of my new story. I'm sorry if anyone was interested in one of my earlier stories. Some things have happened that I had to pretty much drop writing. But hopefully I'll be able to update regularly.