At the end of the day, everyone was huddled around Yura's desk. Naomi had scooted her desk so as not to get bumped into by the crowd.
"And this braclet is made of pure diamonds." Yura boasted, flaunting her jewelry as the other girls oohed and awed. "It could cut clean through these cheap glass windows."
Naomi looked over at them before turning back to her window. Even though school was over and she could leave at any moment, she usually liked to stay behind after class and stare out the window from the height of the second story classroom. Today, the clouds looked like large cotton ships sailing through the vast blue sky. It made her imagine Angels riding on the clouds. One Angel was the captain of the cloud and steered it across the heavens with the rest of the Angel crew.
"Hey!" a girl shouted as she stumbled back and bumped into Naomi, shocking her out of her imagination. "Oi, you're desk is in the way!"
"I'm sorry." Naomi appologized as the other girls stared at her with cold eyes. She scooted her desk over more. I tried to not get in the way.
When everyone had all gone home, only Naomi still sat alone in the classroom. This was usually the case. At last, she picked her things up and headed to leave, but then noticed something on Yura's desk.
"Oh no, she forgot her notebook." she said, picking it up off her desk. In her hand she held the notebook of the most popular girl in school. In most cases, anyone with such a relic in tow would be immediatly possessed to take a peek inside. Naomi stared at it, contemplating what she should do.
Yura Yoshiki. The name was written in pink sparkling gel pen on the cover. The face was covered in Smiley and Hello Kitty stickers. That she could have such a "cutesy" notebook and still be respected by every girl in the school proved her popularity.
What should I do? It was a simple question, but not a simple matter. Of course, everyone knew where Yura lived. Her ultra rich family owned their own portion of land, and on each property was a mansion. Yura lived by herself in her private mansion a few miles away from the school. Every day, a limo was ready outside her door to pick her up and drive her off to school.
I guess I'll just have to take it there. Naomi tucked the notebook under her arm with her own things and ran out. Every once in a while, she slowed to catch her breath. Over head, the sky gradual began to fade darker and darker until soon it was near night time.
The sky was completely back by the time she stoped in front of the large gate. She knealt over with her hands on her knees, letting her breath catch up to her. Slowly, the girl looked up at the intimidatingly large building.
Wow. It was the first time Naomi had ever seen something this rich and magnificient. Already even the gate was so glamorous that one could admire it for ours before even laying eyes on the building behind it.
"Who are you?" a voice came from behind. Naomi jumped and spun around. Her heart pounded with fear.
Am I in trouble for trespassing?!
Naomi expected to see a tall, agrivated gaurd in security uniform standing behind her, ready to pin her down without any questions asked. Instead, she saw a girl about the same height as her standing there in a white dress. The gown was as elegant as the movements of the girl that wore it as she moved up to Naomi. Her face met hers as the other girl inspected her. It was Yura. Naomi held her breath, fearing what she may do. Also, she was slightly curious about the dress Yura was wearing. Indeed, she was rich, but she certainly seem the type for such an article
of clothing. To most peoples' knowledge, Yura was the casual type for flashy jewelry and mini-skirts. Then again, most people had only really seen her in her school uniform.
"Hm? Hey, you're that sky freak from school." Yura pointed out, finaly getting a sense of who it was invading her private property. Then again, it didn't mean much to her. Family. Mansion. Wealth. She didn't care about any of it. Shit. If it was a burglar, at least something interesting would happen around here.
Sky freak? These words caught in Naomi's mind, but she didn't pay them much heed. People just didn't understand her point of view. Then again, she didn't expect them to. She knew her set of values had always been a little off set from the average person's.
"Um, you left your notebook at school." Naomi pulled the yellow book out. Before her mind had a chance to process the sight of movement, Yura snatched it away from her.
"You! You didn't read this, did you?" Yura gripped the book tightly, holding it against herself as if embracing it. Sweat rolled down the back of her neck. Saliva built up and she swallowed. Her grip tightened on the book in her hands and her fingers shook. If anyone were to read this, my life would be ruined.
"N-no. I swear I didn't." Naomi waved her arms. Again, most people would be tempted to inspect the pages of the most infamous girl in school, maybe even in the entire region. However, the very notion had never occured to her. As soon as she had picked it up she was out the door.
Yura fealt as if a thousand tons had just been dropped off her shoulder. Sighing with relief, she relaxed and regained her composure.
"Well, thanks for bringing it back, anyways. I guess your not too bad, though still a freak nonetheless."
"Um, thank you." Naomi bowed nervously at the "compliment". Because she was shy and unused to recieving praise, her face turned red.
"For what?" Yura raised her eyebrow. Freak indeed. Oh well, at least this is turning out more amusing then I expected.
"For your kind words." Naomi's voice grew weak and fragile, as if it would break apart with the wind. Humble people like her were a rarity in the world today, so to others, watching her like this would make any human being with emotion fall apart. Unfortunatly, Yura didn't seem to be one of those.
"Right. Well, see you tomorrow at school." Yura passed though the gate without looking back and headed up to the mansion. Naomi watched her to the point where the giant front door slammed behind her.
A night draft blew by. Naomi wrapped her hands around her shoulders, just noticing how cold it was. Silver light shone down from the moon above. Naomi looked up. Stars clustered in the heavens where the had sailed earlier that day. Now each star was a lighthouse that guided each of the ships safely across the night. Naomi smiled.
It's going to be cold tonight, but at least the stars are glowing!