Hey guys, this is Shinbai's Board, the story of Yuu and Kitsune
picture here- http://simsterd.deviantart.com/art/New-Title-371856582
and their struggle to earn enough money to stay in their favorite school before the end of the semester or else they'll be kicked out.
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So without further ado, here is part 1 of chapter 1
Shinbai academy, a school where competition is encouraged to the limit. Yes, whether it is in love or destruction, students are always told to strive for the best in every way possible but the most incredible thing about this school is how they enforce the competition of life.
"You must pay for everything you need, nothing is provided except a room where you will learn" "You must get money, defend your money and fight for your survival" those are the decrees of the principal who runs this school and he is not kind…especially when you don't pay the rent.
We begin with soft footsteps; the boy making them was holding brown paper bags of groceries close to his chest as he made his way down the hallway, counting the room numbers to find his own.
"Room ninety-nine, room one-hundred…room one-O-one!" He stopped and focused his big blue eyes, trying his best to see through the groceries blocking his view. "Hmm?" The boy noticed a piece of paper on the door and tried to take a closer look, the bags made crinkling noises as he pressed his body against the paper. "Let's see….E…vic.…tion….Eviction…oh it's an eviction notice." He laughed a little to himself at his accomplishment
"EVICTION!?" The boy shouted, letting go of the bags and showing us his face.
The boy was a classic little brother character. Reaching no taller than five foot eight, the boy had a small frame and large blue eyes that screamed fragile, his blond hair reached down to his shoulders and his bangs were kept up by a dark hair band, they still managed to cover some of his face though. He wore a school uniform (a tan sleeveless v-neck sweater that reached lower than his hips and a short-sleeved white dress shirt underneath) it was too big for him and made him look smaller than he really was.
This is Kitsune age fifteen (though you'd swear he was twelve); his real name is Joshua Shen but some people call him Jo and others call him Shen; he is a student of Shinbai academy (but you'll hear more about that later) my name is Narrator-kun and this is a story about that eviction notice on the door.
Kitsune slowly reached for the pink piece of paper with a shaky hand, his fingers slipped under the eviction notice and pulled lightly. His eyes stared wide at the words on the paper as he read; the shaking went from his hands to the rest of his body. "E-eviction n-notice….." The shaking got worst, he tried to steady his hand but it refused to cope. Eventually he managed to get a firm enough grip on the door that he could push it open
"Dam monster!" Inside the room was another boy playing a video game in a mess of trash.
This is Yuu Satoko, he is the best friend and roommate of Joshua Shen (Kitsune if you haven't clued in on the nickname thing yet) he is in many ways the opposite of Kitsune. Yuu is a tall (six-foot one) tan teen with rugged dark auburn hair that reaches past his shoulders; he has piercing green eyes and a piercing on his left ear. Yuu is the current captain of the karate club; he wears the same uniform as Kitsune though the white shirt he wears is long-sleeved; he currently wasn't wearing the vest.
Yuu sat with his legs crossed .For a while, he didn't seem to notice that his roommate was standing in the doorway, all of his attention on the flashing screen in front of him. The boys fingers smashed buttons and jerked the controller around, his head turned slightly and he noticed the cowering Kitsune standing in shock.
"Oh" The boy said, not noticing the state the boy was in. "It's you Jo-kun, you get the stuff?" He turned back to his video game and continued button mashing before realizing he didn't get an answer and turned back towards the blond. "You okay Jo-kun?" He had a slightly worried look on his face as he pressed the pause button on the controller. "Jo-kun?" He asked again, this time a little more worry in his voice. Yuu got up and walked over to the shivering Kitsune. "Dude, what's the matter?" But there was no response. "What's that paper?"
"…..IT'S AN EVICTION NOTICE YUU-KUN!" Kitsune shouted; his eyes watering, his hands gripped the paper tighter as he showed Yuu the destructive power.
"AN EVICTION NOTICE!?" Yuu snatched the paper from Kitsune's hands. "Are you sure this is an eviction notice!?"
"I think so..."
"YOU THINK OR YOU KNOW!?" Yuu grabbed Kitsune by the shoulders.
"I-I KNOW!" Kitsune shouted in a panicked attempt at a response.
"Hold on, it might not even be that much right?" Yuu smiled (It was a really weak attempt at comfort) but was still sweating buckets.
"…..seven billion yen…." Yuu said with a sigh of disbelief, Kitsune followed behind as they walked down the hallway. The two were depressed but decided they couldn't do anything now so why not go to class.
"How are we gonna fix this Yuu-kun?" Kitsune asked, he didn't bother to try and make eye contact…his eyes stared down at his feet as he walked down the carpeted floor.
"I don't know Jo-chan, if we don't make enough money by the end of this month we're totally screwed." Yuu looked at the paper again and smacked his face. "How the hell do we owe so much?"
"All the debt from before we started going here got transferred to the school as well,
Then there's the expense for room, food, books, and the water usage fees (we pay full price because we enrolled ourselves)
Then of course there's the debt's we've made inside the school
And we have to pay a fee to get into class when we're late and we're always late
I forget we're the rest goes"
"Dammit!" Yuu punched a hole in the wall next to him, Kitsune looked back to see a line of fist sized holes stretching back way too far to count; his eyes then went up to the camera that was following Yuu's movements.
Destruction of school property
4 billion seventy-seven million yen pieces….
"I'm sorry Jo-kun; I guess this is kind of my fault huh?" He looked down and got more depressed than usual
"Heh-heh, don't worry Yuu-kun." Kitsune placed a hand on the teen's shoulder. "We'll be fine as long as we stay calm right?" He smiled an actually reassuring smile to Yuu.
Yuu looked up and began to brighten a little as he went to open the main door to the outside. "Yeah! We're the best of the best aren't we; I know we can do it if we jus- LOOK OUT!" Yuu tackled Kitsune to the ground, the whistle of a blade and the chunk of it hitting the wall behind the two was his explanation. "Shit, we don't have time to deal with her today." Yuu grumbled as he got up. He took Kitsune's hand and pulled him up too. "You okay?"
"Yeah, I'm fine Yuu-kun." Kitsune said with a weak smile, he dusted himself off and looked around at the place they landed in.
A lush green palace of flora, a rainbow of flowers cascading across the ground. In the center of the masterpiece was a humungous tree the width of which you could run laps around for a real exercise and the height of which made you fill like an ant.
The Garden, a place of contemplation and serenity in the Shinbai school dorm building; the schools hectic and chaotic life style often forces even the most composed of students to fall victim to the stress of this every day school life. For this reason, The Garden was created so that all students may take in the smell of the flowers and become at peace if only for a moment, this is also why all doors leading to and from the dorms lead to this place so that all students pass through the garden at some point in the day.
Kitsune and Yuu stood in at the door and took a deep breath in of the fresh air; it calmed them and made them at peace…..
"Move!" A kunai knife shot through the air and almost impaled Kitsune's forehead but Yuu caught it between his fingers.
…if only for a moment
"Good reflexes Yuu-chan!" A female voice boomed from a branch high up on the gargantuan tree.
A girl with long velvet hair that reached down her back and almost to her feet was leaning on the trunk of the tree as she stood on the wobbling branch. Her hair was wrapped up tight in a white silk cloth that kept the purple locks in a neat line down her back; her bangs were long and parted to the right so you could only see her left eye (a beautiful shade of dark red). The girl also had a thin curvy body with a set of large breasts adorning her chest.
"I wonder how good they'll be against this!" The girl whipped out another kunai knife and threw it at the two boys. Yuu just yawned as the blade came closer towards him; he flicked his wrist and snatched the knife out of the air in one fluent motion.
"You're not making us late again you dammed ninja!" The boy shouted, throwing the blade back at the velvet beauty. The blade struck the trunk, a hairs width away from the girl's head, yet she didn't flinch.
"What's got you down in the dumpy-dumps Yuu-chan?" She asked with a baby talk accent.
Yuu turned to Kitsune. "What's she saying?" Yuu asked. Kitsune pulled out a pair of binoculars and looked at the girl standing on the branches.
"She says she's coming down." Kitsune informed the teen; they both stepped back in anticipation.
The girl started jumping back and forth like a boxer before jumping off the branch with her arms and legs tucked in, she spun through the air in ball form before spreading out her arms to release the hundreds of kunai and shuriken stars upon the two.
Akane, the self proclaimed "Ninja" of Shinbai academy, her interests include: having her photograph taken, walking around in bikinis, changing her hair and eye color from time to time and making Yuu and Kitsune's lives just plain difficult (meaning she makes them late for school…because she can). Oh, she wears the same uniform as Kitsune-chan but with a skirt instead of pants…but stating that is kind of redundant.
"Jo-kun! Evasive maneuvers!" Yuu shouted.
Kitsune dashed for a nearby bush and pulled out a round shield, he tossed it like a disk to Yuu and the teen caught it without a hitch.
Yuu ducked down under the shield as the knives came like rain down on the two. Kitsune was back inside while Yuu was under the shield, the knives striking the wooden circle with hundreds of thuds.
"Not over!" Kitsune shouted, Yuu stood and looked up to see Akane with her arms spread out like she was sky diving. The girl pulled back a fist, a slightly psychotic smile was on her face. Yuu held up the shield in a defensive stance. Akane's smile changed to a soft one.
Akane shot her fist forward; it crashed against the wooden frame and sent Yuu sliding on his feet backwards. Yuu lowered the kunai covered shield to see Akane landing like a cat a few paces away, her back to the tan warrior.
"What's the matter Yuu-chan?" She asked with a slight sign of actual concern. "You're usually a little more aggressive." She got up and spun around to show another kunai knife in her hand (this one's blade was a few inches longer than the other and slightly flatter) she twirled the blade in her hand then suddenly snatched it out of the air and held it like a dagger (the blade pointed downwards).
"We don't have time to fight you today!" Yuu shouted. But Akane was already picking up speed in her footwork.
A slam on the ground with her left foot and Akane was propelling herself forward like a jet.
"Shit" Yuu was quick to prepare; Akane closed the gap between them and came up with and upward slash, it cut through Yuu's ragged hair as he bent backwards. Then came a shing (the sound of Akane flipping the blade so that she held it like a sword) the ninja slashed down and cut a line through Yuu's vest and shirt. Yuu retaliated with a swift knee strike, Akane's sword slash had left her tilting downwards and she wasn't ready for the oncoming strike. The ninja slipped a hand under her chin and caught the knee before it made contact.
Akane jumped, pressing her hand on the knee, she did a handstand (if you know where this move comes from then you're awesome!) and then flipped onto Yuu's shoulders so the she was sitting on them with her skirt bottom in his face (almost forgot to mention that she's a pervert). Yuu stumbled back a few steps before Akane locked legs and tilted her weight backwards.
"Check this move out!" She cheered. Suddenly she did a back flip and Yuu was in the air, the ninja let go of her legs and the tan teen slammed against the ground, face up. Akane stood over him with a frown. "I notice you're a little slow today Yuu-chan." She sighed.
Yuu throughout a sweep kick but Akane caught it with one leg and then kicked him in the side with the other.
"See!?" She said with a worried voice. "You never let me get kicks like these off…" She emphasized her point with another kick to his side.
"…dammed ninja..." Yuu muttered as he rolled over to get up.
"We got some bad news today…" Kitsune said as he helped Yuu get to his feet. "We're kind of getting evicted soon so we're both a little down in the dumps."
"Evicted!" Akane repeated in shock. "How much do you guys owe?"
"It's looking to be around….seven billion…"
"Seven Billion!" Akane repeated again.
"Yeah, we're in a bit of a bind aren't we?"
"Not that big a deal, all you have to do is get a few jobs from The Board right?" Her smile brightened.
"The Board is a hell hole; people get their bones broken trying to get a job from there!" Yuu protested. "You lost almost all your clothes when the guys were trying to tear you apart to get a job from you."
"Yeaaahhh…" She sighed with a blissful smile.
"What the hell are you remembering!?"
"N-nothing, just some childhood memories is all…"
"What the hell kind of childhood memories do you have!?"
"Oh right! Well, you guys don't have much of a choice right, you'll lose your admittance here if you can't pay the bills by the end of this semester."
"Yeah…" Kitsune gave a sad smile.
"If only there was a safer way to find a job in this school." Yuu said.
"Can I help?" A sympathetic voice came from behind them making them all spin around to see who it was.
A bright blonde beauty stood behind them, her hair was a wavy summit of light and her big beautiful eyes were the same diamond blue as Kitsune's (in my opinion they're just a smidgen bit duller than his); her petite form stood at five foot nine and her chest was adorned with the same smooth round orbs as Akane's (though perhaps slightly larger). The girl wore the same uniform as her classmates along with an adorably bright smile.
The three stood in silence for a second. Immediately they all turned around and scrunched up together.
"Holy fucking shit! It's Sarah!" Yuu whisper shouted; the expression on his face was strange (a weird mix of nervousness with spikes of anger) he had a small begrudging smile with a few drops of sweat forming on his forehead.
"What does she want; we placed an offering to her just last week!" Akane started to hyperventilate.
"Hah-hah! You guy's are being so strange when Sarah is our friend!" Kitsune gave a smile (his face was dripping with a cold sweat and his legs were wobbling like two twigs tied to a chain in a tornado).
"Kitsune-chan, you're worst than us!" Akane pointed out.
"Maybe she didn't see us; we can still make a run for it!" Yuu's breath was short and choppy under the pressure.
"Whatcha talkin 'bout?"
"HOLY SHIT!" Yuu shouted in surprise. "I mean…nothing Sarah; we're just talking about…plants!"
"I heard you guys needed a job." Sarah said. "Why not work for me?" She said with another cheerful smile.
"Like hell to that!" Yuu shot a pointed finger at her.
"Please Yuu-kun!" Sarah clasped her hands together with a big puppy dog faced beg. "You gotta help me!"
So here's her profile.
Sarah Star (yes, Star!) the member of a filthy rich family, she is the idol of the school, the president of the school and the demon queen of the school as well; she has a distain for Kitsune and enjoys causing fear throughout the school buildings. She is, in short, the anti-Christ (if he was girl and had a butler) and will obliterate everything that doesn't move the way she says…but she's yet to of destroyed anything (what does that tell you?)
"No!" Yuu shouted louder this time. "Working for you would be working for the devil!"
Sarah took a step forward and placed a hand on the taller teens shoulder, the blonde let out a big breath and then lifted her head to show a gentle smile. "Is that such a bad thing?"
"Don't say things like that so nonchalantly!"
Sarah backed up and gave a soft giggle. "You don't really have a choice okay Yuu-chan?" She had a kind of radiance about her, a radiance that was most likely created with the blood of a demon and the moonlight's shine on the devil's birthday. "You'll work for me whether you like it or not." She threw out another giggle. "I was here just to give you the message that you two are my newest employees so I'll be taking my leave now. Come butler-san!" Sarah laughed one last time before she walked off into a shadow and disappeared.
Akane and Yuu shuddered as a cold chill washed over them.
"That girl scares the shit out of me!" Akane whispered to Yuu.
"I don't like her either but it looks like we're stuck in a tight situation."
"On one side, you could go get a job at The Board and be trampled to death." Akane said with a stern look of concentration, her eyes shut tight as she focused.
"On the other hand, we could go work for Sarah…."
They both broke out into a laughing fit, falling to ground and rolling around trying to keep their breath.
"O-okay..." Akane breathed out while a tear from her eye. "I'll see you guys at The Board later today." She couldn't stop the small bits of laughter coming from the earlier option presented. The velvet haired ninja pulled out a black ball and threw it to the ground; the impact caused a puff of smoke to appear and when it vanished, so did Akane.
"What's with all the smoke every time she leaves a room?" Yuu asked between coughs. Out of no where, a piece of paper smacked him in the face. "The hell?" Yuu grabbed the paper and read the words aloud.
"THAT DAMMED NINJA!"
Hope you enjoyed it!