Friday, April 22, 2011

SC (Shugo Chara) Fanfiction: Dream Guardians Part 5

This is part five. Mir will write part six and post it on her blog.


The day so far had been boring.  Shana and Holo had tried to ignore the awkwardness they had with the Guardians.  Erza, on the other hand, had pestered them with questions and seemed completely at ease.  Now it was a free period, but in the rush of students, Holo had lost Erza and Shana and was now just wandering around.  She hoped at least they were together.

“Miss, you’re breaking the dress code.”

Holo glanced over her shoulder to see Hotori Tadase standing behind her, his arms crossed in a scolding manner.

“Oh my God,” Holo muttered, turning around completely.  “I do not need this.”

Tadase continued, acting as if he hadn’t heard her.  “But, since it’s your first day here, I’ll let you off with a warning.  Don’t do it again.”

Quirking an eyebrow at him, Holo glanced down at herself.  She was wearing a baggy black sweatshirt instead of the required blazer.  Holo lifted her eyes back up, and cocked her head at Tadase.

“Dude, don’t you recognize me?”

Tadase looked at her weirdly.  “I’ve never seen you before in my life.”

Sighing, Holo pushed her heavy bangs out of her crimson eyes.  Tadase gasped.


Holo rolled her eyes.  “No, I’m Holo’s evil twin sister from the other side of the mirror.  I’m here to steal your mortal soul and use it to make shoes.”  Tadase looked horrified, and she grinned.
“BOO!” Holo hollered, leaping forward a bit.  Shrieking femininely, Tadase bolted away.  Satisfied, Holo turned and walked back down the hall.  After about five minutes, she caught sight of two familiar redheads.

“Erza, Shana!”  The two girls turned and grinned when they saw Holo.

Erza looked at her with concern.  “Where were you?”

“Got lost.”

Shana nodded, before her grin spread.  “I saw Tadase running away like a frightened kitten.  Was that your doing?”



“Hey, guys?”

Holo turned to Shana as she bit into her sandwich.  Unlike their normal school, Seiyo Elementary didn’t have a designated lunch room.  Not having anywhere else to go, the trio had managed to lodge themselves and their lunches in between a staircase and a window.  Holo was quite certain that they were stuck.

“Yeah?” Erza asked, bringing Holo out of her musing.

Shana shifted her position before replying.  “Two things – wait, no, make that three.  First, we look really weird.”

Holo couldn’t help but agree.  Shana was lying on the floor, curled around her lunch like a cat.  Erza had her legs up against the staircase and her back to the window, making a V shape.  Holo had managed to get herself stuck in crisscross-applesauce about two feet off the ground (A/N: I've actually gotten stuck like this. But in a tree).  “I don’t know if we can get out,” she confessed.

Erza looked around before nodding.  “Yeah, you’re right.  They might have to call the fire department.  Hey, you know what would be really cool?  If they used explosives.  But then we’d probably die, so that’s not very good.  But then again-”

“Ehem,” Shana coughed.

“Err…sorry,” Erza said awkwardly.  “Continue.”

Shana rolled her eyes.  “Anyway, as I was saying, number two.  Do either of you still have your charas?”

Erza dropped her eyes to the floor and Holo fiddled with a piece of her hawk dappled hair.  After a moment, both girls shook their heads.

“Okay.  Neither do I.  That’s why I quit the Guardians.  Holo, I know that you did because you were acting weird around them, so no need to say anything,” Shana said.  “And lastly.  Were either of you able to see the Guardians’ charas?  I couldn’t.”

Erza answered immediately.  “No.  Nope.  Nada.  Zip chara count.  Ix-nay on the aras-chay today.”

Frowning, Holo thought back.  “No…now that I think of it, I couldn’t see any.”

“Wait.  Are we losing our ability to see charas now too?”  Erza demanded.  “Wasn’t losing the charas themselves enough?”

“It doesn’t make sense,” Shana mused quietly.  “Every other time Holo and I’ve lost charas, we could still see them.”

“That’s what makes me think that we’re not losing our chara-seeing ability,” Holo murmured.  “And they…it doesn’t seem like the Guardians’ charas went back into their hearts.  They seemed more angry than upset.  Which leaves only one theory left, and, honestly, it almost makes losing your charas look like nothing.”

Shana and Erza stared at Holo.  They looked dead serious, ready to hear whatever horrible conclusion she had come to.

Holo took a deep breath, and then looked levelly at her friends.  “Their charas were stolen.”

Then the window beside them exploded.