Author's Note: Okay, when I was watching Code Geass the first time I noticed that the characters who fought for Lelouch/Zero at the very beginning of his rebellion kept popping up throughout the series. I just thought this was to use them as cannon fodder...to my surprise, this was and was not the case. Two did die out of his original group, but the other non-entities survived throughout the entire thing! This actually intrigued me. These people were all in high positions in the Black Knights so they must have been doing important plot related things throughout the series, just we never saw them doing them. So then I watched some episodes with them again and actually got to feel bad for one in particular...the way Kento Sugiyama breaks down in the last episode of the first season in particular when Inoue gets shot had a lot of emotion in it. I was surprised by how badly I felt for him...the guy broke down and cried, shooting randomly into the sky as he called out to Zero to save them.
So, given that these rebels actually had major roles (that weren't seen) and that I felt bad for them, I decided to pay respect to them and write about them! Now, since not every single Code Geass fan will know who is who I will list brief descriptions below of each character. On a side note, Kallen and Ohgi will also be making appearances since they have so much to do with these guys (Ohgi was their leader before Zero was, and Kallen's brother was their previous leader before he died). Other information will be in the story itself!
Characters (at the time of this story):
Kento Sugiyama: Tall, lean, loyal and kind 14 year old with medium length blue-aqua hair.
Naomi Inoue: Kind but serious 16 year old girl with shoulder length blue hair.
Yoshitaka Minami: Serious and smart 18 year old with short purple hair. Wears glasses.
Shinichiro Tamaki: Loud mouthed and vulgar 18 year old. Severe hatred of Britannians. Has pointy red hair.
Kaname Ohgi: 20 year old college student planning on becoming a teacher. Kind hearted and wishes to retake Japan so that people don't need to suffer anymore.
Kallen Kozuki: Young and spunky 11 year old who is the little sister of the rebel leader Naoto. She is half Britannian and half Japanese but considers herself Japanese. Wild red hair.
Toru Yoshida: Tall, well built, quiet and friendly 17 year old with normal length brown hair.
Naoto Kozuki: Kind and likable 17 year old brother of Kallen. Leader of the small rebel group.
Sorry for the massive introduction, but I thought it would be best to describe the characters who have so little to them and as such people don't know about!
KALLEN X LELOUCH FANS: The pairing will happen at canonical places in the story. Right now, we are in a prologue to the main story, so it WON'T happen right here and now since that would break canon. PLEASE stay with and support this story with your feedback until I am able to reach that point because I truly do wish to bring you Kalulu when I can!
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(6 years before Code Geass)
"Kallen, wait up! You know it's not safe here!"
Noato Kozuki raced after his little sister through the streets of the Shinjuku Ghetto, scared that harm may come to her given the state of things there. With starving and penniless people all around, lurking behind broken buildings and inside temporary homes, the risk of getting mugged for anything you had was high when traveling alone. Not every single Japanese resident had been able to hold off the temptation of stealing from those who could not fight back, and the ones who had fallen to that temptation were also the ones who were unstable enough to do something stupid. Naoto didn't want his sister to be another indirect victim of the Britannian rule in Japan and the thought of any harm coming to her sickened his stomach.
The small, redheaded figure stopped running from Naoto and waited for him to catch up. When Naoto reached Kallen he grabbed her arm, slightly more fierce than he had intended, "Stay with me Kallen."
Kallen looked up at her brother with a pouting expression on her face, "But you're so slow Naoto and I want to go see the others!"
Naoto sighed. He sometimes forgot what it was like to be a pre-teen but his sister always reminded him of how simple they saw things, "They'll be there for awhile Kallen, no need to rush."
The young girl nodded her head and started to walk briskly towards their destination, a multi-story tall building that the rebels hid in, pulling her brother along with her as he struggled to keep up, "Alright. I wonder what Tamaki and the others want to do today?"
Kallen's brother laughed at the thought of his ally, "Knowing Tamaki he'll want to do something stupid," looking down at Kallen he changed his expression to a more stern one, "Remember, Tamaki is a bad influence. Don't listen to what he says."
Kallen didn't even turn back to him and just replied with a bored voice, "Naoto, it's not like I don't know swears already."
Naoto stopped walking and tugged on her with enough strength to pull her towards him. He kept his serious face as he looked his sister in the eye, "Still, he may be a good friend but he is not the kind of person I want around you."
Kallen rose her eyebrows and held back a laugh at his hypocrisy, "Brother, you blow up buildings."
The rebel leader knew there was little he could reply with after that. His little sister sadly had found out the nature of his trips to the Shinjuku Ghetto because of the loudmouth known as Tamaki, so Naoto decided to just accept the fact, "Point taken. Because of the recent incident we have to lay low until tomorrow, but Tamaki probably won't care."
"Wasn't he the one who blew your mission too?"
Naoto laughed, "Yeah, but don't tell him I told you so."
Kallen laughed too, happy that her brother wasn't looking as serious, "Why do you even keep a knucklehead like him around anyways?"
The stone-faced expression returned to Naoto's face, but this time it was more introspective than before, "If he isn't on my leash he'll just be some rabid dog who will hurt other people. If I can channel that anger in a less violent way and do some people good in the process, then I am doing everyone a favor."
Kallen tried to comprehend what he was saying, but she couldn't wrap her mind fully around it even after a few seconds, "I think I get it."
Naoto went back to looking happy and grinning and so did Kallen, "Don't worry about it Kallen. People are complicated and manipulating them is even harder!"
A knock on the door startled the five rebels who lay inside the first floor of a decrepit building. The oldest and de facto leader while Naoto was away waved a hand for one of the others to go look, "Hey Kid, go check who is at the door!"
The blue haired teenager, Kento Sugiyama, grumbled in response, "I'm only a couple years younger than you! I'm not a kid so stop calling me one Tamaki!"
Tamaki scoffed, "Whatever you say, Kid. Now go and do it!"
Kento went towards the door with his shotgun pointed towards it. When he looked through a small crack in it he could see two familiar faces and he quickly opened the door, "Oh hey Naoto, Kallen."
Kallen ran through the doorway and hugged the much taller youth, "Hi Sugiyama!"
Naoto laughed as Kento tried prying the little girl off of him, "She was really looking forward to seeing everyone again."
One of the other members of the Japanese Resistance walked towards the two visitors and smiled brightly, "Hey Kallen, how are you doing?"
Hearing the only other group in their group caused Kallen to let go of Kento and run towards the blue haired woman, "I'm alright Miss Inoue!" Now attached to the woman, Kallen kept laughing happily, "How are you doing?"
Inoue enjoyed seeing the girl's enthusiasm and returned the strong hug, "I'm a bit tired from watch duty last night, but I'm doing alright."
Tamaki sauntered over to the four and smirked, "Inoue offered to do guard duty since she doesn't have a boyfriend to keep her company at night!"
Tamaki would have died if looks could kill given the glare Inoue was giving him. Kallen moved off of Inoue and went to go see what Minami and Yoshida were playing in the corner of the room as Inoue snapped at the older man, "Shut it Tamaki."
As if to prevent himself from getting castrated, Tamaki changed the subject, "How about we all go smash a statue or two?"
Sugiyama frowned and shook his head in response, "How about no Tamaki? The Britannians are still on guard from what we did the other day. The chance of us getting caught is much higher now."
Tamaki turned to Naoto and groaned, "Well then let's do something! How about we play a game that even Kallen can play?"
Naoto shrugged his shoulders, "I don't see why not," seeing that Kallen had moved away from Sugiyama and Inoue, Naoto called out to the little sprite, "Kallen, where are you?"
Having grown bored of the trading card game the two guys were playing the corner of the room, Kallen rushed to her brother when she heard her name, "Coming brother!"
Tamaki motioned for everyone to gather near him and the rebels did so, with all but Naoto doing so a little reluctantly. Once they had gotten closer Tamaki pulled out an empty bottle of alcohol and placed it down on the ground, "Now, this is a game I learned called spin the bottle! If the bottle ends up pointing at you, you gotta choose truth or dare. Dare, you have to do what the person who spun the bottle says. Truth, you got to answer a question you're asked by the spinner truthfully. Then you spin it and we continue!"
Minami shook his head, pressed his glasses back onto the bridge of his nose, and sighed, "You're crazy Tamaki. How can something that odd be fun?"
Tamaki slapped his fiend and ally on the back in response, "Hey, you'll see how fun it is! Don't knock it until you try it Minami!"
Seeing the bottle of alcohol made Kallen a little uneasy and her young mind questioned if this was a game for kids like her, "Naoto, can I play?"
To his sister Noato smiled and said, "Sure Kallen," and to the boisterous and loud rebel named Tamaki he said, "Keep this G rated Tamaki."
Tamaki just waved his hand, "Yeah, yeah. The more players the merrier!"
Inoue stepped out of the small circle that had formed and began to walk away, "Well Kallen can take my place then. I want to get ready for tomorrow's raid."
Sugiyama rubbed the back of his head as a nervous habit and started to turn and leave as well, "I think I'm going to head out too."
Yoshida laughed and grabbed the two blue haired teens by the back of their collars, "Ah relax you two, this may actually be some fun."
Minami shrugged and decided to sit down in front of the bottle, a box of discarded costumes from before the war beside him, "I guess I'll play too. This might turn out to be interesting now that I think about it."
The blue haired male sighed and sat down as well, "Fine, I'll stay," looking up at the other blue haired member Kento asked, "How about you Inoue?"
Inoue gave a sigh as well and sat next to him, "Sure, why not?" In a voice that only Sugiyama could hear she added, "Tamaki probably would never let me live it down if I left."
Tamaki sat down in front of the bottle like the others, "Okay, so gather around and let's play! I'll spin it first to get things going!"
Grabbing the bottle and giving it a good spin, the brown glass structure slowed down to face Yoshida, "Truth or dare Yoshida?"
Yoshida thought for a moment before choosing his fate, "Dare."
Tamaki laughed and pointed to the door, "Go grab me a beer!"
Yoshida nodded and left quickly. Naoto lifted an eyebrow at Tamaki, "You let him off easy."
The red headed rebel tilted his head back and laughed in response, "Do you know how far away the fridge is?"
Having been sent to grab beverages for the group in the past, Kallen remembered that the fridge was all the way across the building and up several floors from where they all usually gathered, "Oh, I get it!"
Sugiyama rose his eyebrow as well, "But then who is going to spin it now?"
Tamaki rubbed the stubble on his chin and thought of a solution, "You raise a good point," a light bulb flashing in his head, Tamaki cackled and shouted out, "Guess I'll do it again!"
Before anyone could object he had spun it again and it landed on Kallen, "Truth or dare?"
The young Japanese-Brittanian thought briefly before and then decided she didn't want to get sent hiking across the building as well, "Truth!"
Having expected the little daring girl to choose dare and get him another beer, Tamaki actually had to come up with something quick for her to say for truth, "Who's cooler, uncle Tamaki or wimpy Naoto?"
Kallen laughed at him, "My big brother is cooler of course!"
As Tamaki grunted and slumped his shoulders Kallen grabbed the bottle again, "My turn!" the bottle spun around wildly, Kallen having put a little too much force into it. When it finally slowed down it pointed at Kento, "Truth or dare Sugiyama?"
Sugiyama didn't want to put himself at the whim of an 11 year old, unsure as to what she would make him do, so he decided to go down the easier route, "Truth I guess."
Kallen laughed and pointed to an instrument belonging to Sugiyama in the corner of the room, "Why do you play the banjo?"
Casting a glance at his not-banjo, Kento sighed, "It's a guitar Kallen, and I play it because my friends and I were in a middle school band before Britannia invaded," Kento grew a forlorn expression on his face, "I played the drums back then, but one my friends said they would teach me the guitar. This is one of theirs," his voice began to crack and Inoue placed a hand on his back, "Since he can't teach me anymore I decided to teach myself."
Tamaki growled, "Damn Britannians!" Realizing that things had just been turned up to PG, Tamaki covered his mouth, "Oops, sorry Naoto. Anyways, your turn Kento."
Sugiyama spun the bottle a weakly and it only went on to the next person. He laughed as she removed her hand from his back, "Well well, you're up Inoue."
She gave him a serious look, "Dare, but you better not make me do anything stupid."
Reaching into the box next to him, filled to the brim with old costumes and things to wear, Kento pulled out a costume piece that made Inoue's eyes widen, "Alright, wear these bunny ears!"
Inoue grabbed the ears from him and put them on, "I'm gonna kill you when we're done playing, okay?"
The blue haired girl grabbed the bottle and spun it with such force that it spun even longer than when the enthusiastic Kallen had spun it. Tamaki, who had taken to reading a dirty magazine since he hadn't gotten pointed to yet, laughed at the bunny eared woman, "Spun the bottle a bit hard, eh Inoue?"
The bottle stopped on the rebel leader and Inoue snapped at Tamaki, "Shut up. Now, truth or dare Naoto?"
Naoto grinned, "I think I'll do truth given how angry you look. I don't want to end up doing something embarrassing."
"Smart choice. Now, why did you start this rebel group?"
Naoto blinked, believing he had the easiest one so far, "That's simple, to fight against those oppressive Britannians and their way of life."
The leader spun the bottle and it landed on his little sister, "Truth or dare sis?"
Kallen laughed happily, "Dare big brother!"
Glancing at Tamaki, Naoto grew a devilish grin, "Punch Tamaki."
Kallen quickly got up and punched the other red head across the face, "Hey, what was that for?"
"I said to keep it G rated," pointing to what Tamaki held in his hands Naoto added, "That magazine isn't."
"Ah come on boss!"
Kallen laughed and spun the bottle again, "My turn again!"
Minami smiled as it finally landed on him, "Finally, it landed on me. I choose truth."
Kallen felt a little sad that no-one would do a dare for her, but she asked him a question with joy all the same, "Why are you in brother's group Minami?"
Minami nodded and looked to Sugiyama, "I was friends with Sugiyama's friends, and when we lost them we both decided to fight against Britannia. I want to see a day when people don't have to fear their governments or those that are forced over them."
Naoto gave his friend a thumbs up, "Well said Minami."
Yoshitaka, panting from running back to where everyone was, strolled through the door and glared at Tamaki, "I'm back. Here's your darn beer. Remind me why our fridge is on the other side of the building?"
Sugiyama grinned at his tired, brunette friend, "Because it's too darn large to move across the building and we don't have the money to get a new one."
Tamaki cut in, "Hey, you're gonna be in shape by the time I'm done with you!"
Yoshitaka ignored Tamaki and looked at his purple haired friend, "Minami, mind if I take my turn? I never got it since that idiot made me trek across a building and up ten floors."
Minami grinned, "Sure, go ahead. I didn't have any questions in mind to ask anyone anyways."
The bottle was spun again and it landed on Inoue again, "Truth or dare?"
Determined not to wear any more degrading clothing, Inoue chose the other alternative, "Truth."
Yoshitaka had missed the entire bunny debacle and felt curious as to why Inoue had the ears on, "Who made you wear bunny ears and why?"
Inoue turned in the opposite direction from Kento and grunted, "Sugiyama, because he is a demented pervert."
Kento felt his cheeks go a little pink as he tried to defend himself, "Hey! I had to come up with something and they were right there!"
Inoue still didn't face him and spoke sarcastically, "Sure, I bet that in absolutely no part of your mind did you want me to wear these because you thought it would be cute or hot."
Sugiyama looked at the ground with a bigger blush on his face, "Well, I'm not about to say they don't look cute, but-"
Convenient for Sugiyama was the arrival of Naoto's friend Ohgi, who had walked through the door easily since Kento had forgot to lock it, "Hey guys, what do we have going on here?"
Kallen waved at her brother's friend, "Spin the bottle!"
Ohgi noticed the rabbit ears on Inoue and found that given the game everyone was playing they made sense, "Oh, I've played this before with some people at college. Mind if I join?"
Tamaki lifted his beer into the air and yelled ecstatically, "Join right in!"
Inoue waited as Ohgi sat down next to Naoto, "Okay, it's my turn," after he was seated she spun the bottle and watched as it landed on Tamaki, "although it's pointing at Tamaki, Minami should take the turn since Tamaki caused him to lose his. Tamaki still has to do the truth or dare."
The loudmouth obviously objected, "Hey!"
Inoue ignored his objection, "Truth or dare?"
Tamaki grunted in anger, "Truth. Don't make it stupid!"
"Why are you such a foul-mouthed and vulgar man?"
"Listen kid, I'll say and do what I want!" seeing the glare that Naoto was giving him on behalf of Kallen, Tamaki calmed down and held his hands up defensively, "As long as Naoto allows me…anyways, it's just who I am. In fact, my first word was something I cannot say under the current circumstances."
Naoto grinned at him, "Good to see we have that straightened out. Now, spin the bottle Minami."
The glasses wearing member spun the bottle and watched as it landed on Kento, "Well Sugiyama, what do you want to do?"
Not up for talking more about his past, Kento felt more like doing a dare, "I'm thinking dare."
Minami grew a grin akin to the one Naoto had when he made Kallen punch Tamaki, "Wear another pair of rabbit ears."
Inoue laughed at Kento as he asked, "Is it too late to choose truth?"
Minami nodded and smiled, "Yes, it is in fact."
Inoue stood up and began searching the bin for another pair of bunny ears while Sugiyama whined, "Seriously man? I thought we were friends!"
Minami shrugged and jsut gave his friend a grin, "I like seeing justice be done."
Inoue found what she was looking for and plopped them down on Kento's head, feeling satisfied that he now had to wear them like she did. Sugiyama straightened them out and decided that there were worse things he could be doing than having rabbit ears being put on him, "I guess this isn't that bad. Alright," spinning the bottle a little harder this time around he felt glad when it landed on someone other than Inoue, "truth or dare Yoshida?"
Yoshida didn't want to fall victim to the bunny ear palooza going on, so he chose to go for truth, "I think I'll go with truth because I am afraid there are more demeaning dares to be done, or time consuming ones."
Sugiyama laughed, "I think I understand where you're coming from. So then, when Britannia finally leaves our Japan what do you plan on doing with your life?"
Yoshida was stuck thinking about that for a second, "I want to open up my own bistro one day for sure, but I won't be able to do that until these Britannians leave us alone which may be never."
Kento beamed at his friend, "Well then we'll have to convince them to leave sooner! Anyways, you're up buddy."
Yoshida spun the bottle and it landed on his leader, "Truth or dare Naoto?"
"I think I'll take a risk and choose dare."
Yoshida gave a sly grin, "Go grab me a beer."
Feeling like he had just made the wrong decision as Kento had before, Naoto got up and groaned, "Darnit!"
Yoshida motioned for him to get moving, "Go on, I need one."
Naoto laughed and pointed to Kallen, "Alright then, take my turn Kallen."
The youngest participant pumped her fists in the air, "Yay!"
Ohgi watched the bottle spin and prayed that it would finally land on him, but his prayers weren't answered when it landed on Tamaki, "Truth or dare Tamaki?"
"Dare little girl!"
Kallen balled her fist and punched the air, "Punch yourself! And make it good!"
Tamaki groaned and shook his head, "Are you serious?" When he saw that Kallen was not kidding around he sighed and punched himself in the stomach, "What is it with you people and causing me physical pain? You're lucky you are a little twerp or I would kick your butt."
Kallen giggled at the sight of Tamaki hitting himself, adding insult to his injury. Grabbing the bottle, Tamaki spun the object with vigor, "Alright, I pity whoever this lands on!"
Everyone watched as it continued to spin around and around, not even Ohgi wanting it to land on him this time out of fear of what the redhead moron was going to make him do or say. When it finally came to a halt it was Sugiyama who was on the receiving end. Tamaki laughed as he came up with two very embarrassing things for his victim to do or say depending on his choice, "Ohohohoho, Sugiyama, truth or dare?"
Kento swallowed and rose his eyebrows, "I don't trust that glint in your eye, so truth."
Tamaki began to cackle again, "I win either way! So Kid, who do you have a crush on?"
Sugiyama's face flushed completely red and he averted his eyes to the ground like he had before, his voice stammering, "I-I, you can't just-"
Tamaki's grin grew larger, "Sure I can!" Noticing how flustered Kento had become he continued to laugh madly, "Ooooh, is it someone we know then?"
Minami, Yoshitaka, and Ohgi all looked at their friend sympathetically but none said a word. Kallen was actually laughing, thinking that seeing Sugiyama's face as red as her hair was fun. Inoue simply rose her eyebrow and waited for Kento to respond to Tamaki. Realizing that he wouldn't receive any help, Sugiyama shouted out at the cackling Tamaki, "Shut up!"
Tamaki pointed at him and just laughed more, "I've got him rattled! So, who is it?"
Kento stood up and walked towards his guitar, "You know what, I think it's time I started heading out-"
Tamaki was astonished that someone was peeling out from the game, "Coward!"
Inoue stood up as well and followed the other teenager with blue hair, "I think I'm going to head out too. We've been playing this for awhile and I want to go do something else, preferably getting ready for tomorrow's raid like I mentioned earlier."
Kallen waved to the two leaving members, "Well, see you guys later!"
Ohgi chimed in too as the two headed towards the door, "Be careful! I saw some thieves on my way here so keep an eye out."
Kento nodded back to them, "Bye Kallen, bye Ohgi, see you guys. Burn in hell Tamaki."
Yoshida and Minami waved as the duo left, both turning back to the game before them and realizing that they had no idea of who should go next. They didn't want Tamaki to go again given how he was acting, so they quietly debated on how things should proceed. Naoto finally returned with a bottle of beer and handed it to Yoshida.
Now that neither Kento or Inoue could hear him Tamaki exclaimed, "I bet he didn't want to admit he liked Inoue! That has to be it! There is no way he likes Kallen, so it has to be her!"
Minami offered a different idea, "What if he knows someone else who he likes?"
Tamaki continued on unabashedly, "Then he would of at least said something about it!"
Naoto patted the childish man on the shoulder, "Whatever the case, lay off it Tamaki. I don't want to make things awkward in our group. Britannia won't go away anytime soon, so it's important that we stay strong in the long run."
"I hear ya, but don't say I didn't tell you so if the blue headed duo get together!"
Yoshida rose an eyebrow having just recalled something about Inoue and her family, "Tamaki, you do know that Inoue's cousin would kill anyone who dated her, right? They are like siblings. That Urabe guy is pretty strong and I have no doubt he could crush our dear friend."
Tamaki laughed, "Well then I'll attend Sugiyama's funeral! Heck, I'll even wear a tuxedo!"
Naoto shook his head, "Tamaki, what are you on?"
The redhead shrugged, "I may have had a few beers before everyone came over. A few may be a slight error, but who's counting?"
Knowing of how bad Tamaki could get after a few drinks, Naoto decided it would be best to go back home soon, "Figures. We're going home soon Kallen so grab your stuff."
After a moment of silence Yoshida spat out the beer he was drinking and began to laugh, "Hey, wait a minute. They left with the ears still on!"
Inoue ran after the tall teenager and tried to keep pace with him as he speed walked away from the building, his face red and flustered, "Hey Sugiyama, don't worry about Tamaki. He's an idiot."
Having just realized that someone was near him, Kento nearly jumped out of his skin. Once the moment of fear wore off he rubbed the back of his head nervously and blushed deeper, "I've already forgotten about him!"
Inoue didn't pick up on how he was even more flustered now, more focused on keeping pace with the lean and fast boy, "Good. Want to help me get ready for tomorrow?"
Sugiyama tried to play off his embarrassment by laughing, "I would love to."
Author's Note: I hope you all enjoyed this! I wanted to give them all some more character than what is seen in the series, so I hope I succeeded in that! I'll be working more on this series but will be focusing mostly on my other stories unless some people take interest in this. So if you really like this please leave your thoughts here in review or message form!
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