A/N: I'm in the mood to write a Dirk x OC Fic. Just like everything else I've written, the OC will be me to some degree. The story will be high school based, with some Disney mixed with it. So please bare with me. I haven't written a actual story in two years and I'm not going to stop those other fics either. I just have inspiration for this right now.
Disclaimer: I don't own Harvest Moon or its characters. I only own the OCs and the somewhat plot.
I groaned. It's 6am. Why is Mel playing her Disney CD at this hour? I love my new step family in all but damn. It's too early for this. Then I remembered that it's the first day of my new school. Maybe I should get up. But again maybe not. At my old school I was a girl in the shadows. I know this won't be any different. With a sigh I decided to humor myself as I got out of bed and started singing the song that was currently playing while getting dressed.
"7 AM, the usual morning lineup:
Start on the chores and sweep 'til the floor's all clean,
Polish and wax, do laundry, and mop and shine up
And by then
It's like 7:15.
And so I'll read a book or maybe two or three
I'll add a few new paintings to my gallery
I'll play guitar and knit, and cook and basically
Just wonder when will my life begin?
Then after lunch it's puzzles and darts, and baking
Paper mache, a bit of ballet and chess
Pottery and ventriloquy, candle making
Then I'll stretch,
Take a climb, sew a dress!
And I'll reread the books if I have time to spare
I'll paint the walls some more, I'm sure there's room somewhere.
And then I'll brush and brush, and brush and brush my hair
Stuck in the same place I've always been.
And I'll keep wonderin' and wonderin', and wonderin', and wonderin'
When will my life begin?
Tomorrow night the lights will appear
Just like they do on my birthday each year.
What is it like out there where they glow?
Now that I'm older, mother might just let me go."
I smirked. I don't know why I just did that but hey, it got me to move faster. Grabbing my school books I patted Mel's head as I passed her in the hallway. "Thanks for the entertainment earlier."
"I heard you in there. You should sing more often!" The little girl grinned up at me.
""This will be our little secret, 'Kay?" I don't think I have encouragement to actually sing in public.
"But..." Mel sighed. "Okay! But will you at least sing for me again?"
"Sure. Though after school. Come on, we're late. Lillie probably is waiting for me and I'm pretty sure Lutz is looking for you."
"Oh!" She ran downstairs with her backpack and I followed.
I hugged my mom as soon as I saw her, as well as my new step dad. He really does love my mother. "You'll be okay at school, Shan, I just know it," He said softly.
"Thanks. We'll see how it goes.." I smiled shyly.
"Shan Raeger's waiting outside." Lillie came up behind me.
I pouted. "Do I have to ride with you two? It's like I'm the third wheel whenever I'm with you."
"It's not that bad."
"You try sitting through two people making out while trying to get her sister's attention." I smirked. "You know what, if I managed to get a boyfriend it's payback."
"You mean when. Shan have faith in yourself."
"Lillie. This is NOT a fairytale. This is reality. And in my reality I'm the girl that nobody notices. And that's the way it is. It was like that at my old school, this, is my life. And you're living in it."
With a smirk, I went outside and greeted my sister's boyfriend. "Raeger is it okay that I just walk to school? I don't feel like being the third wheel this morning."
"Lillie. It'll be okay. I'll see you at school okay? I promise you can drive me home."With that, I walked to school. The fresh air actually feels good and I didn't regret this decision.
As soon as I've arrived at my destination, it didn't take long for me to make a complete fool of myself. Not paying attention to my surroundings, I accidentally bumped into a girl in a cheerleading outfit. "S-sorry," I apologized, knowing that I just made things worse for myself. I know this story. I try being nice to the popular crowd, with them hating me without actually knowing me.
The girl got up with a glare. "Apology not accepted. You're new here? Well, here's rule number one. Stay away from me, freak! There's two types of people. People like me who are in the popular crowd, and there's people like you. The freaks who looks up to the rest of us." With that, she left.
I groaned as I got up and sat down on a bench. And my life begins. Facepalming, I looked up to see a guy across the courtyard. He gave me a smile, and I smiled shyly back at him. He must not seen my earlier encounter with the bitch. The guy had brown hair and green eyes, and he was hot. It looks like he has talking to his friend though so I didn't want to get in their way.
At that moment, the bell for class had ring and I found myself making my move into the building.
"Dirk. As your brother I say you have to break up with Lexi. She's making you miserable. I mean just look at you. That girl has you wrapped around her finger and you're not being your usual cheerful self." My brother placed his hand on my shoulder.
"I know. But Ivan I'm working on it. It's not easy to date a cheerleader who-"
"Oh dear speaking of the devil. Looks like she's being mean to the new girl already."
Turning my head, I watched as my girlfriend being her rude self. I groaned. The new girl was cute and I felt bad for her. She doesn't deserve that. I wanted to step in, but couldn't. "This is getting old. I am, as soon as I see Lexi, I'm actually going to break up with her this time." I've been trying to for months now. But every time I tried, she distracts me. I can't take it anymore.
Looking behind me again, I gave the new girl a smile. She had returned it, and I could have sworn I felt an actual heartbeat. "I gotta know who she is."
"I believe that's Lillie's step sister. I don't know her name but Dirk," Ivan smirked, "Maybe you should stop staring? Let me guess. You felt something in your chest just now?"
"Maybe. I don't know…it's just a different feeling than I felt towards Lexi when we first met." I think I actually like this girl.