What's up kids did you miss me? I do greatly apologize for how long this took to be posted but between school and holidays and work and more school...it was just really hard.
But finally, it is here! A quick warning for Sky's dark, murderous mentality in the very beginning
Homicide. Brutal. Fucking. Homicide.
I'm talking, tying this asswhipe to a chair and ripping out his heart with a spork before setting his fucking ass on fire.
"Sky, please, calm down." Taiga's exasperated voice made me realize that I had just spoken those words aloud.
"No screw that, that…little…! Ugh if I had been on that court I'd…." I threw my hands up and let out a frustrated growl.
"Skylar-san is very passionate." Kuroko said quietly, letting out a small sigh.
"I haven't wanted to destroy someone so badly since middle school." I grunted, leaning back in my chair.
"Take a few deep breaths and calm down. Getting all working up about a game that ended one whole hour ago is not good for your health or mine." Taiga chided me like I was a small child. I took a few calming breaths and sighed.
Taiga, Kuroko and I had gone out for a late dinner at the Maji Burger after the team went its separate ways for the night.
"I'm honestly more curious about this person in middle school you wanted to…destroy." Kuroko tried switching the subject from the….disgusting little rat known as Hanamiya Makoto.
"I don't really remember what happened. This kid tried bullying me and my friends for being exchange students. It did not end well for him." I shrugged, taking a sip of my soda.
The three of us fell into a fairly comfortable silence. It's really easy, I noted, to be comfortable around Taiga and his friends-despite my circumstances. In America, everyone I went to school with, even my friends, turned away from me in disgust. They always said it was my fault and that I "had it coming." But here…
Here I feel safe. For the first time in three months. I. Feel. Safe. I know my brother loves me, and his friends-no-our friends support me one hundred and ten percent. It's nice.
"So! The Winter Cup!" I said, startling the two boys.
"Yeah!" Taiga grinned.
"I'm very excited." Kuroko smiled as well. I could feel the energy coming off the two basketball players.
"The Winter Cup is really big, right? Like majorly huge?" I asked. Kuroko nodded.
"Yes. It used to be a smaller tournament, but over the years it has surpassed the summer tournaments. The Winter Cup is very important." He explained.
"So who do we play first, do we know?" I asked. The boys shook their head.
"We don't find out until right before it starts next month. Speaking of, are you coming with us to the training camp?" Taiga asked, taking a bite out of one of his many hamburgers still on his tray.
"I haven't decided yet. Riko-san invited me, but I don't really know how much use I'd be. I'd probably just be sitting there watching you guys like a creep." I shrugged, while Taiga laughed and Kuroko all but choked on his milkshake.
"If I do come, it'll probably be just little visits every other day. I'll sneak you guys some snacks or something like that." I said.
"You should definitely do that."
"Please do that."
The boys spoke simultaneously; I couldn't help but to laugh.
The Serin basketball team departed for their training camp the next day-taking one day at a hot springs nearby.
I stayed at home, not wanting to spend a day being super self-conscious about my still-swelling body. Riko understood and invited me to come watch them train whenever I had the time.
I texted Tatsuya until he had to go to practice, then Kise texted me during his practice (rightfully getting him in trouble with his captain). Momoi texted me for a while too, before she had to help her team with something.
It was nice having people to talk to, when there was no one else around.
I spent the day inside, tidying up and trying to work on re-arranging my room in order to fit the crib and newly-purchased changing table. I really hoped dad helped us get a bigger apartment when the baby came because I don't know if I can handle my room being so cluttered.
I also wrote down a list for items I needed while grocery shopping tomorrow.
I was kind of lonely, all by myself. All my friends were basketball players trying to get ready for the upcoming tournament or halfway across the world and didn't even want to look at me.
I let out a sigh and flopped onto the little couch in the living room and turned on the TV. I flipped through the channels a bit before landing on some cartoons.
I was dozing off when my phone started buzzing in my pocket. Someone was texting me. I grumpily pulled my phone out and glanced at the message.
[7:45 PM] Momoi: Sky-chaaan! What are you doing tomorrow?
[7:45 PM] Skylar: Nothing, just some grocery shopping. Between me and Taiga there is never enough food.
[7:47 PM] Momoi: Haha! Well, Captain Imayoshi gave the team tomorrow off, mind if I tag along? I've got no one else to hang out with! DD:
[7:48 PM] Skylar: Sure, I don't mind.
[7:48 PM] Momoi: Yay! See you tomorrow ^_^
I sighed and set my phone to the side, leaning my head back against the couch. Tomorrow was going to be tiresome, I just knew it.
Momoi met me in the local grocery store the next day around 11:30 in the morning…with another friend of hers. He was tall, tan and had a sour expression.
"Sorry I'm late!" Momoi gave me a kind smile and hugged me. I gave her a small pat and wiggled out of her grasp, not feeling very touchy-feely at the moment.
"It's no bother. I just got here too." I shrugged. I glanced up at her friend, silently asking Momoi for an introduction.
"Oh, right, Skylar-chan! This is Aomine-kun! We've been friends for a really long time. I probably should have asked before I brought him, sorry about that." She giggled sheepishly.
"Don't worry about it, I feel more sorry for him." I attempted to joke, "Anyway, it's nice to meet you. I'm Kagami Skylar."
"You related to Kagami Taiga?" He asked, narrowing his dark blue eyes at me. I nodded.
"We shared a womb for nine months, yes." I deadpanned. He twisted his face, making Momoi giggle.
"What she means to say is that they're twins, Aomine-kun!" Momoi explained. The tan boy just scoffed and turned his nose up at me.
"Well, anyway," I turned my attention back to Momoi
"Ah, right! We've got grocery shopping to do!" My new pink-haired friend looped her arm through mine and the two of us marched inside the store, Aomine trailing behind.
Shopping itself was fairly uneventful. Momoi talked my ear off, telling me all about anything and everything, while Aomine was all but asleep while standing. I couldn't stop myself from wishing that I had come by myself. But then again…
I was thankful for Aomine being there, and being so tall. Simply because he got the things on the top shelves that I could not reach.
"Thanks, Aomine." I said for the sixth time. He grunted and moved on down the aisle.
I found a way to sneak away from the two long enough to find the baby aisle, just to see what all I could get before they noticed.
I was stuck looking between two different brands of diapers when Momoi's head poked around the corner.
"Ah-! There you are!" She practically skipped over to me and looked at the items in my hands.
"I just don't…why is one more expensive than the other? It's…they're the same product! I…" I mumbled, glancing from one to the other.
"What are you even looking at that shit for?" Aomine grunted,
"Because…I can!" I snapped, shoving the two packages back onto the shelves before stalking off.
"What, are you pregnant or something?" Aomine said, sarcastically. I stopped walking and just turning my head, looking at the two of them. I knew my cheeks had turned red from the embarrassing fact that he was right.
"Oh my god you're actually pregnant aren't you?" Momoi whispered, her big pink eyes growing even larger. I gave a small nod.
I remember the first time I told my friends back in America that I was pregnant. I remember their faces, I remember what they said. I remember the disgust in their eyes.
"Oh my god-!"
Those three words made me want to throw up. No, wait, that's just the baby.
The looks of pure shock and disbelief on Momoi and Aomine's faces were sure to be burned into my head for the rest of my life. I decided that now would be a good time to run away, so I quickly turned from them and tried to quickly walk away, but was caught by Momoi grabbing my arm, and Aomine grabbing the cart I was pushing.
"Please tell me you're not serious!" Momoi said, staring straight into my eyes.
"You're freaking sixteen years old! How can you be-" Aomine's voice was too loud, he was attracting attention.
"Shh! Shhhhh!" I started to panic. I didn't want the entire store to know I was pregnant. God these two are worse than Kise was at the mall the other day!
"Just say it isn't true, that you were joking." Momoi practically begged. I shook my head.
"I'm not going to lie about my circumstances. Besides, I'm already starting to show. I'm getting bigger every day. You would have found out eventually. But now you know, so I don't expect you to be my friend anymore." I said, jerking away from her grip and prying Aomine's hand from the handle of the cart.
"I'm going home now. Bye." I turned and all but ran from the two, who were still staring, frozen in place.
I paid for my groceries and made it halfway down the street before I started crying. I'm honestly not sure why I'm so upset. It's not like my pregnancy hasn't already scared away all my other friends.
No, wait…that's not true. Taiga's friends are my friends. They're behind me. Tatsuya and Murisakibara are my friends, they're behind me. Kise is my friend he's…he's behind me too.
Ah..that makes sense then. I was starting to make friends despite these people knowing I was pregnant. I forgot that there were still people who would hate me for it, even here.
I accidentally dropped one of my bags while I was lost in thought, and slowly knelt down to gather all the items that had scattered. I reached for the last item from the bag, only to have a large, tan hand pick it up before I could. I turned to see Aomine looking down at me, Momoi standing next to him, panting like she'd run a mile.
"I-I'm sorry!" Momoi said suddenly, bowing her head. I wiped my eyes and sniffled a few times before standing, and claiming what Aomine had picked up for me.
"I'm not sure what you're apologizing for." I admitted.
"I was really taken by surprise at your secret, though the more I think about it the more obvious it was! I made you feel uncomfortable and like I didn't want to be your friend!" Momoi looked ready to cry herself.
"Oh." Was all I could say; Aomine decided now was the time to speak up himself.
"I'm sure even Bakagami's sister isn't that stupid." Aomine simply stated.
"Actually, academics-wise I am the smarter of the two of us." I wasn't sure why I said it, but it made Aomine grin, and Momoi giggle. I suddenly felt a great weight lift off my shoulders as Aomine hooked a hand under my arm and helped me stand back up.
I realized that I just got lucky again. That even though I was pregnant at such a young age, there were more people willing to stand behind and support me the best they can.
Before I realized it, I was crying again.
And that's that. I'll try to keep updates more regulated from now on, but I promise nothing.
Shoot me a review or something like that and tell me what you guys think so far! Also, I'd also like a final vote on who you guys think Sky should be paired up with in the future (If you guys think she should be at all.)