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So, without further ado, Chappy Two, my friend!
The sound of the doorbell woke a sleeping Krillin. He blinked a few times and looked at his alarm clock. He fell out of bed when he realized what time it was.
He was supposed to meet 18 an hour ago at the coffee shop.
He quickly shouted out the window that he would be down in a minute. Then he changed his shirt and put on a clean pair of pants. He rushed down the stairs, so quickly that he tripped and rammed into the door. He sat up and rubbed his head. A bump was forming. Then, with hesitation, he opened the door. He looked up slowly and saw 18, standing there with slightly red eyes.
'Crap' Krillin thought. He felt horrible.
The day before
"Okay," said their teacher (I should really give him a name). "I want you and your partner to get together and decide what the schedules are going to be. And remember, this is a partner assignment. That means working together."
Krillin turned to 18 and held out his hand to her. She eyed it suspiciously.
"What's wrong?" he asked.
She shook her head and hesitantly took his hand.
"So what do you think we should do?" he asked.
18 stared at him in disbelief. No one had ever asked her opinion before. This must have been some sort of prank. In a few minutes, some one was going to come up behind her with a bucket full of jello and dump it on her so that the entire class could have a good laugh.
But when no one did after five minutes of silence, she looked back at the waiting Krillin. He was watching her with a puzzled expression and her face turned red from embarrassment. Great, he probably thought she was a weirdo!
"Are you okay?" he asked.
She thought she was imagining it, but he actually sounded concerned.
"I'm fine." She said, looking away to hide the blush that had deepened from his question.
"If you want to discuss this some other time, we can meet at the Cup-A-Coffee tomorrow. You can pick the time if you want. Just make it after noon, 'cause I'm horrible with sleeping in." He topped his offer with a goofy smile.
It gave 18 a small boost of confidence. She nodded and told him 4:30 would be best. He agreed and turned away from her. She gave a small, unnoticeable smile. She might actually make a friend.
She didn't think so anymore.
She had waited at the coffee shop for 45 minutes before leaving. It took a lot of courage for her to come to his house. Normally she would have just gone home. She wasn't sure why she decided to come. And she even cried. Why?
"I'm so sorry!" Krillin apologized, bowing once he got to his feet. "I don't know what happened. I set my alarm to 3:30, but it must not have gone off! Do you want to meet another time? Or you can come in if you want."
He stepped aside so 18 could walk in. But she didn't move.
"I have church in half an hour. I've got to go," she said before turning around and walking off.
Krillin watched her retreating back with guilt.
"So what was the real reason you didn't show up Saturday?" Chichi asked Krillin during lunch on Monday. She seemed a little mad by his lack of excuse.
"I told you, my alarm clock didn't go off," Krillin replied, stuffing a spoon full of mac-n-cheese in his mouth. "I took it to the electrician yesterday to see what was wrong with it, and one of the wire's was frayed. He replaced it and it cost me a month's worth of allowance."
"At least you get an allowance," Goku said. But it sounded more like, "a leaf uu ge am awowince," due to him over stuffing his face with cherry pie again.
"Goku, don't you ever chew your food?" said Bulma as she took a bite of her spaghetti, over-chewing it to show her point.
"But if I do that, I won't be able to finish eating in time for fourth period." Again, it sounded like a big blob of blegh. Bulma grimaced in disgust.
"Well, I think he's telling the truth," Chichi said confidently. "And I don't think that 18 girl is as bad as everyone says she is." She looked to 18, sitting by herself. 17 cut classes that day.
"Wuff do oo mee?" Goku choked out.
"Don't you listen to anything?" Bulma said, spinning her fork in her spaghetti. "They say she's overly self-confident. She thinks she's better than everyone else. I even heard a rumor that she set her last school on fire. And she gets her brother to deal with everyone she doesn't like."
"Thats just ridiculus, Bulma," Chichi said, slightly angry. "She would never burn down a school! I can tell."
"Her eye's. They look so innocent and sad. I think she really wants friends."
"You really think so?" Bulma asked. She was now staring at the blonde, too.
"Mm-hmm. Thats why I think Krillin would be the best partner for her." Chichi looked to Krillin, who had a far away look in his eyes.
"Huh. Maybe there's hope for him yet," Bulma muttered under her breath.
That's it for this chapter. Not much happened in this chappy. I kinda just used it to move the story forward. I plan on bringing in an angry 17 in the next chappy, but plans change as time passes. Anyway, I'm not going to post again until I have at least three reviews.