Hello, the name's Archangel 52. Now, how did you get in my house?
Well, since you're here, why don't you read this?
I love Rosario Vampire and I had the idea, so I thought, 'why not?'
Anyway, here you go.
It was a typical day at Yokai Academy. Well, as typical as a school for monsters hidden by a magic barrier from the human world can get. Tsukune and the gang were sitting around a table, eating their lunches. Tsukune scanned over the group of friends. Yukari and Kurumu were arguing about their breast sizes (big shock I know) and going as far to throw a few fists around. Gin was chatting up some of the freshmen girls, apparently in vain as they were smarter than he thought because they walked away, leaving him behind. This deterrent, however, did not stop him from pulling out his camera and running out the cafeteria. Moka sat next to Tsukune talking to him about the math quiz in the next class. Ruby stood behind the serving line, handing student's their meals. She was the lunch lady today. Tsukune had no idea why she did all these odd jobs for the school, and whenever he asked, all she'd say is that "many things" had happened.
Then it occurred to him. One of their group was missing.
"Hey," he said, "has anyone seen Mizore?"
Yukari and Kurumu stopped fighting and looked around.
"I don't see her," Yukari replied.
"You normally wouldn't, remember?" Kurumu stated with a smug look, "She's probably off hiding behind the trash cans or in the bushes outside. So why worry about it?"
"But she's been sitting with us for the last couple weeks," Moka said, "I had thought she'd come out of her loner habits."
"Do you think we should go and find her?" Yukari wondered.
Kurumu turned her head and said, "No need. She's over there."
All three turned and confirmed Kurumu's statement. There in the doorway, Mizore stood. Tsukune took notice that she looked like she had been crying, she was covered in dirt, and that her skirt was torn.
"Hey, Stalker Girl," Kurumu called to her, "where you been? Did you get tired of waiting outside Tsukune's window?"
Mizore looked over at Kurumu. She did not, however, blush or get angry like she normally would. She had a blank expression. Suddenly, tears fell from her eyes, down her cheeks and to the floor. Mizore then ran straight back out the doors and through the hall.
"That was uncalled for, Kurumu," Moka glared.
"What?" Kurumu replied as if she had done nothing wrong. "I was probably right, anyway."
"You know, you've treated her like trash for the longest time and now I'm sick of it and I am sure she is too." Tsukune stated with a fire in his voice.
"Tsukune…" Kurumu muttered, looking like a scared puppy. She obviously hadn't been suspecting Tsukune to get on to her about it. At least not so strongly.
"Save it, I don't want to hear it," he replied and stood up.
"Where are you going?" Moka asked him.
"To find Mizore." He said without looking at her and jogged out the cafeteria.
Tsukune ran through the halls and up and down the stairs to every floor. He checked every room, even her own. He couldn't find her anywhere. He decided to look around the outside of the buildings. He rounded the corner of the gym and found Gin standing on top of a bunch of crates, peeping into the window. (Surprise!), the window looked into the girl's locker room.
"Hey, Gin," Tsukune said.
Gin jumped at the unsuspected voice and fell off the crates. He hit the ground with a loud thump.
"Oww," Gin muttered and looked up at Tsukune. "What do you want, Tsukune? Can't you see I'm busy?"
"You can drool over at half naked girls later," Tsukune replied, "Have you seen Mizore?"
"Hmm," Gin thought for a moment. "Now that you mention it, she did run by here a little while ago. She looked pretty shaken up."
"Did you see where she was heading?" Tsukune asked, hoping for a speedy answer.
Gin stood and shrugged. "No, but it looked like she was leaving the school grounds."
Gin pointed off into the treeline. "That way."
Tsukune wondered why she would go that way. There's nothing that way, except…. Then it hit him. He knew where she was going.
"Thanks," he said to Gin and took off running.
"You're welcome!" Gin called after him. From behind him, Tsukune could hear the yells of a lot of angry girls and the pitiful cries of Gin while he was being beaten with various sporting equipment. It seemed Gin's cover had been blown.
Tsukune ran through the dark forest. He was hoping to find Mizore quickly and that she hadn't hurt herself. She was normally pretty level headed, but things can change at the drop of a hat. Soon enough, he reached his destination. He looked out across the stone floored clearing that reached out over the blood red ocean as a cliff. His hunch had been correct. There, sitting on the smooth rock, was Mizore, holding her head against her knees. He sighed, relieved that she hadn't hurt herself.
He walked over to her. He obviously heard him and whipped her head around. Tears lined her cheeks and her eyes and nose were red.
"Mizore," Tsukune said, "I'm glad I found you."
"Please go away, Tsukune,"she said quiet as a whisper.
"But Mizore, "Tsukune said, "Why are you out here? And why are you crying? If it's because of what Kurumu said…"
"It's not that," Mizore cut him off. He could hear her voice shaking.
Tsukune sat next to her on the ground.
"Then what is it?" he asked her again.
This time she didn't say anything. She only turned her head away from him.
"You had been crying before you came in the cafeteria as well, hadn't you?" Tsukune persisted.
Again she said nothing.
He put his hand on her shoulder. She jumped from the touch. "Mizore, if something happened to you, you can tell me."
There was a lull then she answered. "Why did you come here?"
"Because I was worried about you." Tsukune replied quickly.
That threw Tsukune off.
"Why would you worry about me?" She asked, "I came out here to be alone and so no one would have to worry. So no one would have to care."
"But Mizore I do care about you. You're my friend and I don't want something to happen to you." He answered truthfully.
She turned to look at him with her aqua blue eyes full with tears yet to be cried out.
"Do… do you mean that?"
Tsukune smiled. "Of course I do."
Those simple words seemed to be enough to bring some life back to the young Snow Fairy.
"Thanks for saying that, Tsukune," She said and wrapped him in a hug. "You… don't know what that means to me right now."
"You're welcome," Tsukune replied and warmly returned her hug. "Now, do you feel up to telling me why you were crying?"
Mizore hesitated. "I… I…" She started to cry again.
"Hey," Tsukune pulled her close to his chest, trying to comfort her. "Don't cry. It's okay; I shouldn't have asked that. You don't have to tell me."
"No," she replied. "No, I want to. I need to. It's… just hard."
"Take your time. I won't rush you."
"Well," Mizore began between sobs, "After class, I was walking down the hall to meet you guys for lunch. Then this guy, I can't remember his name, comes up behind me and says that he'd found something that he thought belong to me. He seemed so sincere and kind and I've seen in class before, so I followed him. We went out behind the dorms. I asked where we were going, but he didn't answer. Then he rounded the corner and vanished. Then something sharp stung deep in my neck and I passed out."
Her tears increased tenfold. "And when I woke up, he was on top of me and… and…"
Tsukune was taken by a shocked expression and hugged her even tighter. He now understood what had happened. "Oh, Mizore, I'm so sorry."
Mizore embedded her head against Tsukune's chest. "I couldn't fight him off, couldn't move, I couldn't even scream." She began shaking terribly.
Tsukune started gently rubbing her back, trying to calm her. "Shh, it's all right. You can stop…"
"No," she cut him off, "I need to tell someone. When he… was finished, he tore my skirt. He said he wanted something to remember me by. And that if I told anyone, he'd come back and…" She paused.
"AND SHARE ME WITH HIS FRIENDS!" She screamed and finally broke down uncontrollably. She buried her face in Tsukune's chest. Tsukune could do nothing but hold Mizore as she cried. He couldn't help but shed a few tears himself. It was horrible what had happened to her. To think, such a cruel thing had happened to his dear friend and he wasn't able to prevent it.
The two sat there for hours. Not once did Tsukune try to stop her from crying. He knew she needed to let it out; otherwise it would tear her up inside even more than it had already. Possibly to the point of an attempt to take her own life. Tsukune promised himself that he would never let that happen.
The sun was beginning to set when Mizore finally stopped crying and fell asleep, exhausted. When he was sure she was out, Tsukune lifted Mizore into his arms and began the journey back to the school.
Tsukune carried Mizore all the way back to her dorm room. Luckily the door was unlocked. He carried her in and softly placed her on the bed. He sat there for a moment, watching her sleep. She was lovely, even after all that happened to her today.
It was at that moment, Tsukune had a revelation. He liked Mizore. She was the one who understood him. Sure she had been stalking him ever since they'd met, but that's only because she wasn't sure how to express her feelings. She was sweet, funny, and beautiful in her own nutty way.
"Good night, Mizore," he whispered in her ear. He was about to get up, when he felt a hand on his arm. Mizore, still half asleep, said, "Please, don't go. Don't leave me alone."
Tsukune grinned caringly and replied, "I won't."
He got behind her on the mattress and lay down beside her. He wrapped his arm around her waist and pulled her close. She was already out once more. He could not help but drink in this moment, in light of the circumstances.
He knew, after so long of not being able to make up his mind, he knew who he wanted. He wanted Mizore. But first, he had to deal with her attacker.