I found this on my Word Doc today and I wrote this quite some time ago... I forgot to upload it...
Yeah. I know. What a dumbass ._.
Anyway, here I am now uploading it to you today! :D
Next chapter will be Len's POV of this chapter! ;3
I know it's a bit short, but I don't feel like adding stuff to it at this moment of time ._. I am a lazyass like that T^T
But in compensation, I'll make sure to make the next chapter longer! ;D
Hello there. My name is Kagami Rin and I am 16, almost 17 years old. Oh, and here's the major thing about me... I am blind. Well, not completely yet. Let me explain.
My corneas were ruptured at a very young age, and I cannot see very well. Everything is a blur... I might as well be considered a blind person...
No, my eyes haven't always been like this at all. Yes, I was born with the capability to actually see my surroundings and yes, I lost the majority of my sight to the fault of another person, and that person is precisely, my own blood mother...
Many years ago, when I was just a mere child... when I still had my sense of sight, my mother had "accidentally" burned my corneas out. How was it an accident? Well, she was trying to cook something, and had unfortunately spilled some sort of flammable oil in the oven. When she ordered me to go preheat the oven, I had opened it up to check the temperature, and at that spot, the flames had eaten away my eyes... specifically my corneas. I was able to move away a slight bit making the situation a bit less severe than it would have been.
It was quite unfortunate for me considering the fact that yes, I did want to continue seeing how beautiful the world was, and it was also quite unfortunate to have this happen to me because my mother had done something careless...
To be completely honest. I loathed my so called mother. She never acted as one... After my birth, she had completely isolated herself from the family. She would always be out with friends, or having her so called fun at the casinos, betting money like a stupid and immature person.
That's why, my father had divorced her shortly after I had lost the majority of my sense of sight... He didn't appreciate the fact that she wasn't taking my life seriously...
My mother was too young to realize what the responsibility of caring for a child was. Their wedding was a shotgun wedding after all... and on top of that, both being 19 or 20 when they got married? Those usually never last...
My father did however care for me. He was my only family... although my mother and I had shared the same blood, my father always told me, family isn't based on your blood, but by the people you love, and the people who love you back... and my father was both.
Anyway, enough about my family, let's go back to my life. As I said before, I am completely blind. I was ashamed to show people my eyes ever since my eyes got burned out so I always have them covered with a long black cloth tied over my eyes. Even if I can see a little, like I said... I might as well be blind. What's the point of trying to see if I can't really see to begin with.
However, even saying that, my eyes are indeed fixable beleive it or not... Luckily, the only damage the flames have given to me are my corneas anyway, and it's not to the serious stage yet despite the number of years that have passed. And when I say fixable, I don't mean I get my full vision back, but I can possibly restore parts of my vision. The only way I can possibly restore most of my vision is cornea transplants or something... but as if a miracle like that can happen...
The only problem is, my father is in debt. My mother had bet a lot of my father's money and lost it all as a result. He wanted to save up for a certain surgery to help my eyesight, but it certainly does not seem like I am ever getting my eyesight back...
Even if we do one day have enough money for my surgery... by the time we did, it would be too late to fix them..
"Goodbye father." I said with a timid wave of my hand, not knowing which way my father was currently in right now. "I'll be off to school, and then my part time job."
I could hear the calm voice of my father reply, "Alright. Have a good day at school and work. Answer your phone when I call your okay?"
"Yes sir." I replied back as I walked slowly to find the doorknob to the door. I was feeling the door awkwardly until I felt the cold handle in my grasps.
Now, I bet you're wondering how I get to places. You know. Being blind and all... I count my steps.
It takes me about 79 steps going left, 62 steps forward, and then another 52 steps to the right to get to school. I do the same when I get to my part time, and also my way back home.
Father would always be waiting outside for me just in case I was having difficulty even though I don't. But, the thought of him doing that for me shows that he really does care about me.
Anyway. As for what I do during school to get through the day... it's really the same. Count my steps and use my sense of touch to get around to classrooms.
I guess... after the day I couldn't see any longer, I have been using and relying on my other 4 senses a lot more. I realize just how important each one of them were.
As for learning, luckily, the assistant teacher in my class has taught the blind and the deaf before. She helps me with writing and my notes so that I don't have to go to a different class full of people like me.
That's what I'm most afraid of... I didn't want to be in a different place... I was still a normal girl!
It wasn't my fault...
I don't care if other people in class think I'm not normal... but I still know myself, that I am capable just as much as they are. And that's what I find more important...
Besides... I already know what other people think about me. I'm the weird, blunt, and blind girl in the class. Nobody likes me nor do they care what happens to me.
I would be invisible if it weren't for the fact I'm blind.
Although, in that bunch of people, there are also the sympathetic people that I absolutely loathe more than the people who make fun of me.
I want to be treated like every other person.
Anyway. Forget about that... right now, I am on my last couple of steps to school. I could hear the busybody chattering of the nearby cliques in school.
People like them must be so greatful that they have the ability to see... I am so jealous...
While my legs kept moving forward, I kept counting forward in my brain. However, suddenly, I had fallen over and tripped. Had I miscalculated?
"Hahahaha! The blind idiot fell!" A masculine voice exclaimed above me. "What's wrong Blondie? Why are you tripping over stuff? Oh wait, shouldn't I be calling you Blindy?"
I could hear crowding laughter around me and despite that, I searched around for my bag on the cold, concrete ground. Where is it!
As my hand kept looking around for it, I could feel someone smashing my hand with the unsanitary bottom of their shoe. As a result, I gasped from the sudden pain.
"Watch where you keep your hand!" A different masculine voice added to the previous. "Oh wait, you're blind!"
Ignore it Rin... and find your bag...
I could feel the boy crush his shoe more into my hand as to which I winced even more. "Are you going to run to your mommy~? Oh wait... she's the one who made you like this in the first place! How ridiculous!"
That really hurt...
I could feel tears painfully attempt to fall from my eyes. It really hurt...
Are people always this cruel?
"Hey! Stop!" Another masculine voice shouted. "What the hell are you doing to her?"
What is this?
...Was he perhaps implying me?
I could both hear and feel footsteps approaching me, "Are you alright?"
I was at a loss for words. Even if this was sympathy... it was never expressed so... seriously like this.
I gave a nod and as a response, I heard a sigh of relief. "Good. Come on, let me go bandage that hand of yours for you!"
My hand? Was it injured?
The said boy had grabbed my hand and started to drag me towards wherever he wanted to take me. By my calculations, it was nowhere near the clinic...
Our pace slowed down and the he instructed, "Okay! Here we are! Sit here while I bandage your hand!"
I used my dominant and flawless of injury hand to search around for whatever he wanted me to sit on. As I touched the chair like structure, I could feel the smooth and low surface. It was that bench in the side of the school.
I turned myself around and sat down in the chair. I then felt that boy touch my injured hand and spray disinfectant on it. I flinched slightly from the sudden stinging sensation and did so until the pain subsided.
"Sorry! I forgot to warn you that it stung!" The boy said worriedly. "I'm always getting myself injured so I'm used to it..." he explained as he wrapped the bandage from the bandage roll on my hand.
"...It's okay." I responded back.
He stopped suddenly and said, "Wow! Kagami-san! It's the first time I've ever heard you talk!"
I could feel my blinded eyes widen. He cared to listen?
"My name is Len Kagamine. I know you're always by yourself, but if you need one, I'll be happy to be your friend!" Len exclaimed as I felt him tie on the bandage. "Oh, and here's your bag!" He said while handing me my school bag as to which I accepted after much difficulty looking for his hand.
"Thank you for the offer... but I don't need a friend." I quickly said. "Not in terms of sympathy."
I stood up from the bench and turned to my right. Now from the bench I can calculate that in about 65 steps, I can make it to the school entrance.
As I started to walk, I heard nothing behind me, until I heard a couple of boys, probably friends if this Len Kagamine seeing how they were yelling for his attention.
I have heard of that name before...
He is that extremely popular guy in not only my class or school, but he's also known in other schools...
Nice try Len Kagamine.
I'm not going to fall for your stupid sympathy.
You're just like everybody else that just feel bad for me.
And I'm not going to believe it. Not one bit.
You can count on it.
Well how was it guys? ;D
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Rinny Out ;3