>>36072521>You wake up early the next day>When was the last time you looked forward to going to school this much?
"Only 6:00 AM...">You slept way earlier than usual last night>Usually books or vidya would keep you awake past midnight>But your brain was too busy replaying the lunch you had with Sugarcoat>It was the first time in a long while someone told you about their problems like that>You can't get her smile of your head, either
"You're just friends, idiot. Don't get ahead of yourself.">The self-reprimand got you out of bed, at least>You take your time with a shower and some cereal, surprising your parents>You head out, enjoying the fresh morning air>First class at Crystal Prep is in an hour, but it only takes ten minutes to walk there>You were hoping to see Sugarcoat on her way to school before class started>Sure, she agreed to see you during lunch, but you were a bit impatient>...Just a bit?>Arriving at the school entrance, you see the odd student here and there>None with white hair and pigtails
"Wonder how that dance video went...">"You mean Sugarcoat's video with those Wondercolt girls?">The sudden line scared the crap out of you>You quickly turn around to see Indigo Zap>Standing against the wall with a smug grin
"Oh... morning, Indigo.">Real smooth recovery there>You couldn't help but feel irritated by her successful ambush>"Did I manage to startle you? Sorry about that, but you were too easy. Couldn't pass it up.">You take a breath to calm your senses before speaking
"You're here pretty early. Usually you'd come in just before the bell rings."
"Or sometimes not even then.">She chuckled; even you had to admit your comeback was lame>That's what you get for keeping to yourself for most of your school life>At least Zap took it in stride>"Even I come here early sometimes, you know. My house is pretty near.">Hmmm, did she happen to live somewhere in your neighbourhood?>Those goggles she always wears would be hard to miss, though