Yo…so uh…I dunno, this kinda just popped up in my mind a couple of days ago and I thought I'd just…make a fic outta it…so yeah…here it is…(I hate Valentine's Day...)
Disclaimer: I do not own Ghost Hunt or any of its characters…
A cellphone ringing interrupted the sleepy silence in a teenage girl's small home. Sixteen year old Mai Taniyama fumbled for a moment, before grabbing the device and flipping it open. She placed it to her ear.
"Hello…?" she questioned sleepily.
"Mai. Office. Now. Buy tea."
The dial tone met the girl's ears. The caller had hung up after saying his very direct five words. Mai hung up as well and put her cell down with a sigh. She slipped out of bed and began getting dressed.
"I can't believe I have to go in on a Sunday," she mumbled.
She smiled slightly as she glanced at her reflection in the mirror. Valentine's Day was coming up in about a week and she had already begun to dress for the occasion by wearing colours such as pink, red, black and white.
Mai headed into the kitchen to get started on breakfast, and took her time about it too. She figured it wouldn't matter how late she'd be for work. Her boss had been the one to tell her to go to the store first after all…
Later, at a grocery store that was close to where Mai worked, she wandered over to the isle where the tea was stocked.
Oh…it's on sale, realized. "That's good… She picked up five different boxes. This should last him a couple of weeks, she mused. Probably… She headed over to cash.
"Hey, Mai-chan," greeted the cashier.
"Takeshi-senpai! Hi! I forgot you'd be here today," said Mai happily.
Takeshi Nakahara was an eighteen year old boy who was a third year at Mai's school. He worked the cashier job after school and on certain Sundays. He and Mai had first met when the girl had been buying tea. Takeshi had noticed her uniform and mentioned that he went to the same school as well. The two had hit it off rather quickly and were good friends now.
"So, how's the infamous Shibuya-san doing?" wondered Takeshi as he ringed up the boxes of tea.
"Naru's the same as usual," replied Mai grumpily. "Do you know HOW he told me to come to work today?" She attempted to mimic her boss's deep voice and repeated what he had said to her on the phone earlier. "Mai. Office. Now. Buy tea."
Takeshi laughed. "Well, that's Shibuya-san for you."
Kazuya Shibuya was seventeen years old and was president of the Shibuya Psychic Research, SPR for short. Mai had christened him Naru, a nickname worthy of his narcissistic personality. Recently however, Mai and the rest of the team had found out that Naru had been lying about his identity. He was actually a British professor, whose real name was Oliver Davis. It had been shocking at first, but Mai had since accepted it. Though she hadn't changed what she called him.
Mai paid for the tea, said goodbye to her senpai/friend and left the store. She walked over to SPR's building and headed inside. As soon as she stepped into the lounge however, she was hit with a blast of unease. She looked around in alarm, expecting to see something or someone strange, but the only one there, was Lin Koujo, Naru's Chinese assistant.
"Mai-san?" he said, approaching her. "Are you alright?"
She looked up at the tall man and shook her head. "It's nothing…I was probably daydreaming again."
"Which wouldn't be all that surprising," said a sudden voice.
The two assistants looked round and saw that their young boss had emerged from his office at last.
"You're late," he said.
Mai huffed. "You're the one who told me to buy tea on my tea on my way here."
"Course I did!" Mai exclaimed, shaking the bag she was holding.
"Good. Make it then. We've got a potential client coming in ten minutes," said Naru.
"We do? Really?"
Naru gave a nod. "He called a couple of days ago but didn't have time to tell me the full situation. So, I told him to come here today."
Mai was surprised at hearing this. Naru didn't normally do that unless it was a major case…or dangerous. She then asked him a question along those lines.
"No," said Naru. "From what I know, it doesn't seem dangerous but…the information given to me was…intriguing."
"What did he tell you?" asked Mai curiously.
"You'll find out when he arrives," said Naru. "Just wait and make tea."
"Fine, fine," said Mai with a sigh. She made her way into the kitchen area and began to make the tea…
She had just placed the cups down on the table in the lounge, when the bell above the main door jingled as it opened. Naru and Lin, who were seated, looked up, while Mai turned around. Her jaw dropped.
"Takeshi-senpai!" she exclaimed in surprise as her friend walked forward.
Takeshi waved with a smile. "Hey Mai-chan," he said. Looking past the girl he spotted Naru and Lin. "Shibuya-san and Lin-san, I presume?"
Both nodded and shook hands with the teen, who then sat down next to Mai.
"Why didn't you tell me you were coming here?" asked the girl.
Takeshi shrugged. "My boss would've gotten pissed; you know what he's like."
Mai laughed. "I know how that feels."
Lin hid his smirk when he glanced over at Naru, who was scowling.
"You came here to speak about the paranormal events happening around you, Takeshi-san," said Naru. "I suggest you begin."
Takeshi stopped laughing. "Damn, Mai. I see what you've been talking about."
Takeshi's eyes then fell upon a teacup that clearly was for him. He looked at Mai, who gave him an I-know-you-hate-tea-just-drink-it-so-my-tea-addict -boss-doesn't-get-pissed look. After chuckling at this, he began to speak seriously.
"So anyway, it's like I told you on the phone the other day, Shibuya-san. I think I'm being stalked by a spirit…
Yeah…that's the beginning…it's still in the works so…yeah…Don't worry, this IS a NaruxMai fic, Takeshi's just a friend…Looking forward to reviews! Laterz!