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[Fanfic] Richgirl!Nanoha

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Richgirl!Nanoha, chapter 1. Realized people here probably never read it, so I'll be posting a chapter a day or every other day. I like to give people time to comment, since that's one of the things that make me happy about writing ^^

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This story is a side story to Junkedcat's fanfic “Landscaper!Fate”. I don't know how much this story will be by itself, as it is mainly a side-plot to his fic. Please note that everything you read in here will not be canon in Junkedcat's story. Although I am working with him to try and enhance his story as much as his will enhance mine, this is not written by him and as such, there will be inconsistencies between his and mine. Also, he wrote Landscaper!Fate first, so this is a “fanfic of a fanfic”. This chapter may not be very good because I have to lay down Nanoha's personality in this alternate universe but the next few ones will be more fun and interesting, as well as more interaction between our favorite two girls. With all that being said, please enjoy this.

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It was another boring day. I had slept in, as my tutors were not coming to teach me things today. Lately they had been coming less and less, making my college education a little lacking. Sometimes I wish my dad would just let me go to an actual campus to study but I know deep down that I would be too scared to actually attend regularly. All my life I have been sheltered, guarded from the outside world and given everything I could possibly want without a second thought. My room was littered with plushies and stuffed animals, my bed large and softer than a cloud, and my vanity filled with several necklaces and rings. All of this meant little to me, as my interest lay elsewhere.

Richgirl!Nanoha
By: Satashi

Growing up, I was always sent to a private school. I was driven there, dropped off, and picked up immediately after school. Classes were strict and we were taught everything we would need to know in life, ranging from how to speak properly, to mathematics, to business courses. I was molded to act, speak, and behave like a proper lady, how to manage my money, and how to make people obey my commands to farther me in life. Recently I have wanted more. I wanted to do something, to get out, to see the world, to do... anything really. I wondered what it was like to have fun on a playground like children, to go to an amusement park, to go down a waterslide.

I have never even been in a gas station before, never had a candy bar, never snacked on a bag of chips. No, those were beneath my family. We were proper, we ate elegant fruits and expensive chocolates imported from Sweden just for us. A lady didn't eat chips. A lady didn't munch on cheap candy bars. A lady was always proper, always silent unless spoken to, always there for her man and to raise her children.

I wanted more. I wanted to experience things that a lady didn't experience, I wanted to see things a lady shouldn't see. I wanted to live my own life.

As I walked around my stupidly large bedroom I heard noises coming from outside. Curiosity took over and I made my way to my closet to change from my silk nightgown into a pretty dress. Once properly covered I moved to my window to peek outside. There were two people I didn't know out on our yard walking around. One was a male with dark black hair that tinted a shade of curious blue when the sunlight hit it. The other was a blond with red eyes and definitely female. Large breasts were emphasized by the sweat staining the same shirt that hid whatever hair she had tucked under it. For some reason I was amazed. A girl shouldn't be doing yard work, that was a man's job wasn't it? A girl should be... should be inside watching it being done, right? And then she should offer the man a glass of water or lemonade. No, that's not right, a woman would simply pay the people and then go about her business.

So why was this girl sweating in the sun? I couldn't take my eyes from her, following her battle with a mower as she went over my yard. One pass, two passes, three passes. Each one made the female struggle more, but I could see well defined muscles covering her arms. Not enough to be unattractive but still there to add to the weird sense of attraction she was giving me. The blonde looked up at my window and I partially hid myself from her by going behind my curtains. She had red eyes, a color I had never seen before. Were they contacts or natural I wondered. When she looked away from my window I moved back into view and observed her more.

The female stopped using her machine and stood next to the male a moment while talking. They seemed to be having a fun conversation but it ended when she took a water bottle from him and brought it to her mouth. Her teeth bit down around the cap to open it and I watched her turn her body slightly towards me. The liquid spilled down her cheeks and trailed into her shirt as blond hair flew out from repression. I felt shocked when I saw her pour the rest of her water over her chest, clearly revealing her nipples under the wet fabric. How unladylike! A girl should never ever let anyone but her man see something like that!

Red eyes met mine and I yelped softly, partially hiding again. The girl's tongue moved from her mouth, licking her lips in such a way that it seemed almost... perverse! My heart was pounding as I moved fully from the window. I shouldn't see something like that... I shouldn't see something so... so... dirty. Despite this I still moved to peek shyly out the window. The girl was walking to the truck parked in our driveway but tripped when she met the transition from grass to pavement. I couldn't help but smile lightly at this and grip the curtain with one hand. My eyes went to the truck they were getting into. “Harloawn Landscaping,” I read the name aloud softly. I recall my father talking about landscaping our yard during a dinner so I assume these were the people hired to do it.

But a girl...

I walked from the window and sat on my bed, sinking down on it. A girl was doing manual labor. A girl was sweating and working. A girl was doing a man's job. My eyes went to my window as thoughts ran through my head. If... If a girl could do things like that, then I could also do things as well, right? The idea almost shocked me, made me nervous to think things like that. I was a lady, after all... A lady who wanted more. I swallowed, nervously running my hands over themselves in thought. I didn't really want to be a lady. I wanted to be free, free like the people I saw on what little television I was allowed to watch. Free to see things like I saw today. Free to experience the world and realize for myself that everything I was fed all my life might not be true.

It was then that I made my decision. I couldn't sit by and waste my life anymore. I was twenty years old and I have never experienced things that people should have experienced. I have read books from my trips to the library. Young teen books that talked about arcades, fast food, getting into trouble for fun. I wanted to do that. I wanted to have fun, I wanted to see things they didn't want me to! I was pacing before I realized that I had even stood. The only way to do this would be to go out into the world for myself, but that was my problem. Dad wouldn't let me go anywhere by myself, let alone places like that... So how do I do it?

The idea came at once. The re-occurring plot in all the teen books I read at the library: Sneaking out at night. That was always the first step to seeing life, to experiencing things their parents didn't want them to, to starting their own story...

The idea stayed with my all day, lingering on my mind as I snacked on a freshly made bagel from our personal baker. I could do it, it would be surprisingly easy. My room was off-limits when my door was closed, no maid would come in, no watchman would peek in to see me. No, father would have a fit if he ever caught wind of someone coming into my room at night. It was perfect, all I had to do would be to leave my house without anyone... okay there was a problem.

I went through the rest of the day pondering, planning, wondering. What would I do once outside? Where would I go? How would I get back? Despite living in this same house all my life I didn't know my town very well at all. Most of it was seen through the window of a car as I was taken around by my personal driver. Knowing where things were and getting around on your own were not things a lady would bother themselves with. Tonight I wouldn't be a lady. Tonight I would see the world, or at least the area around my house.

Darkness came quickly and I was in my room around my personal curfew. I was nervous to be honest, scared about what I was going to do. Several times I almost talked myself out of it, almost stopped myself from doing it, almost gave up on my dream of being independent. Despite my fears I kept telling myself that there was only one way right now to do the things I always wanted to: I had to gather the courage and take that step.

My step came in the form of opening my bedroom window. One AM in the morning, while everyone was asleep, I made my first escape into the unknown world. I climbed down the lattice under my window since I was on the second story and stepped down on the grass and shrubs below. Walking through them, I quickly made a break for it. Almost stumbling in my sandals, I exited my property and went out onto the street before it. Luckily most of our yard was behind our house so I didn't have that far to go before reaching where I was now. The area around me was familiar, as I have been here countless times. If I was going to explore any then I would have to go farther than my own front yard area.

I walked for a long time, looking around at everything and the people strolling down the neighborhood. I saw a police car patrolling by and for a moment I wondered if I had been caught out of bed and had the police looking for me. The car kept going by and I got a friendly nod of the head when I met the driver's eyes with my own. As I walked around I nervously sought out some place to go to, some area that would make this all worth while. I was scared to go too far out so when I saw a small photo booth outside of a store I felt relieved. Something I had always wanted to do was close by, and I jogged lightly over to it.

Peeking my head in, I stood in front of the lit screen and licked my lips. The controls were easy enough, as everything was drawn in a picture for me. I touched the screen a few times and inserted a few yen inside of it taken from my purse. I chose a bright lacy pink border and posed with a peace sign, smiling happily for the first time in as long as I could remember while having my picture taken. I felt thrilled at the simple act and looked at the print outs on the sticker paper for a long moment before stepping out of the booth and heading back home. It was enough tonight that I got these photos. Now I had something to encourage me next time I was going to sneak out.

I had decided. I was going to be my own self for now own. Even if it was starting small like this, and even if I was really scared and nervous about doing it... I was going to find out who I was, what purpose I had being alive, and not be some object for a man I didn't love. I wasn't a lady, I was a girl with dreams. I was going to be more than a pretty face, I was going to live my life. Just like that girl I saw today, I was going to be my own.

As I climbed back up into my room I felt more proud of myself than ever before. I hid the stickers in my drawer and placed one on the inside of my wallet so only I could see it. Now every time I doubted myself I could look at it for a small vote of confidence. This was still new to me, and I had only managed to walk two blocks from my house tonight, and I was still shaking from my nervousness... But I had done it.

I took the first step.

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Good job for taking that first step Nyanoha! *gives thumbs up* We're proud o' yah luv.

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This is a great fic that I liked a lot. I hope you can write more of this.

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I remember this one too, are you continuing this fic ? it sure would be great !

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whoa!i read this one a while ago in fanfiction.net but it's different...
ehehe, i tried searching for "landscaper!fate"but i can't find it...
please continue satashi-san!
i'm a fan of your stories(especially saved by the bell)!!
ganbatte!!

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Me too i can't find landscaper!fate in ff.T^T

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you can find Landscaper!Fate on Animesuki forum,just search junkedcat and all posts by this author

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Can't help but feel that Nanoha's gonna get into trouble with her nightly escapades.
And I don't mean from her family. >.>

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does anyone have the link to the story?

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Landscaper!Fate was taken down by JunkedCat a long time ago >< I don't know if Ican link it here because it's on Animesuki. *pokes Haru*

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Chapter 2 for you ^^

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I was really nervous when I went down to breakfast the next day after sneaking out. I just knew that I had been caught, that they were just waiting to jump me when I thought I got away with it. Not really knowing how to brace myself for this, I simply walked into the dining room and sat down like always. Of course Mom was there but Dad was also with us today, a rare thing indeed. This made me even more nervous and I almost screamed when he spoke to me.

Righgirl!Nanoha II
By:Satashi

"Morning." The word was casual enough. “Did you see the landscapers yesterday?"

I had to fight from exhaling in relief at the question. "Yes sir," I answered politely. "I watched them from my window for a little while to see what they were doing." It wasn't often that he asked about my days.

"Were they goofing off?"

Figures. "No sir, they were working really hard. I was amazed." It was the truth. The girl was sweating so much, they had to be exhausted after such intense labor. No other questions came my way so I turned to look at the food placed in front of me by our cook. I smiled my thanks when she curtsied to me and started on my meal. A simple bagel with cream cheese smeared on it, several handfuls of mixed berries to sprinkle on it, and a glass of orange juice. The perfect breakfast to stay healthy.

Truthfully I was always full after eating, and sometimes even left food on my plate when I could get away with it. However, I still got bored of the meals I had. I wanted a hamburger, a big thick juicy one with everything on it. Some French fries on the side and a cola to drink. I've seen my neighbors cooking out on their back porches and the smell was just heavenly. Maybe I should try something like that next time I sneaked out?

After breakfast I listened to my father complain about the current leader of Japan, how bad gas prices were, and how he could do a better job. After this I had to sit through the routine of him bringing up work and how there was a nice young man who was on his way to the top of the industry that I would be interested in. I really didn't need another date. I hated the restaurants they always took me to, and I hated those dresses I had to wear. So formal and body-hugging. I much preferred my sun dresses which were light and flowing. Shoulder length gloves made my arms itch and those heavy earrings always gave me a headache...

Unfortunetly I was already scheduled to meet him this weekend. I guess that's why Father ate with Mom and I today, to tell me about my date with this stranger. Great, I missed his name. I would have to ask Mom later. Dad would have a fit if he thought I wasn't paying attention. A Lady always listens to everything the man said.

That wasn't fair. I want them to listen to me sometimes.

With a new date this Saturday night and a lingering feeling of dread in the back of my throat, I went back up to my room to shower. My bathroom was large and connected right to my bedroom. A huge bathtub was against the wall and a full shower was near it. I chose just to shower today, scrubbing my body lightly with the scented soap and oils. My legs were shaven as well as under my arms. Once done I looked up in the spray and allowed it to run over me.

Thoughts of last night came in my head, and the new feeling welled in my chest again. I couldn't explain it exactly. It was a mix between fear and adrenaline, not to mention happiness. I picked up a towel and dried myself off with it while walking back into my bedroom to look at the photo in my wallet. A smile came to my lips and I closed it softly.

~**~

My feet hit the ground softly and I ducked down low to look around once more in the dark. No one was around and not a sound was heard. My breath was held as I ran across the yard as fast as I could, getting outside the gates to our house and smiling. I placed the sandals I had been carrying in my hand onto the ground and slid my feet into them. Running in those shoes were almost as impossible as in high heels. Ugh, I hope I didn't have to wear those stupid three inch heels on my date this Saturday.

I moved past the photo booth this time, looking around curiously at everything I passed. Mostly it was just houses that I saw but occasionally a car would go by or I'd see a couple walking together. It wasn't much, but at the same time it was everything. If I wanted to go left, I could go left. If I wanted to keep going straight, I could just keep walking. The night air was cool and refreshing, feeling a lot better than breathing the same chilly clean air of my house.

I noticed blond hair to my left and I looked curiously to it. A woman was leaning against a wall that was a little worn down. Come to think of it, this whole area, while not bad, was noticeably different from what I was used to. A glance at my watch told me I had been walking for almost half an hour now. Not knowing how long I should press it, I thought about going back while looking at the girl across the street. She seemed somewhat familiar though I couldn't quite place it.

A male walked over to her and talked for a moment. I was about to go on my way but something interesting came up. The blond, I just noticed, was wearing quite a revealing top. Only half her breasts were covered and the man slipped what appeared to be money between them while trying to slide his hand down her pants. The next thing I knew the man was on the ground holding his nose and the woman spat on him before walking away.

'I wonder what that was all about... Such a vulgure act!' My cheeks were still burning... But that girl, I can't help but feel like I know her. I decided to follow her a little bit, curiously watching her walk around seemingly aimlessly until she went into a gas station. I stood, across the street still, and watched the girl walk around on the inside, getting something from the shelves and paying for it with the money she acquired just a few moments ago.

I really, really wanted to follow her in, to go inside as well, but I was too shy. I have never been in a place like that before and didn't know what to do once inside. I should buy something I know, but what? Instead, I turned and walked away, going in a straight line back to my house. I was glad I didn't take any turns, everything around here was unfamiliar to me.

When I arrived back at my house I scanned the area briefly before darting across the yard. I took off my shoes and climbed the lattice to my room, falling in the cracked window with a soft thunk. My legs were tired from all the walking but I had never felt better. I saw many interesting things today, even if I was still slightly confused. I can't believe the man who got punched did such a thing. I wonder if they were dating or something? It didn't appear to be that way from how the girl reacted...

I got in bed pondering my night and sighed out contently as I got comfortable. Tonight was amazing, and I got to taste freedom again. My dreams were filled with images of flying in the sky like a bird, no limitations or boundaries. The dream was an old one, always limited to what I knew of my area. I flew over my town and for the first time went farther than I ever had before. I saw the roads I walked that night and the gas station where I turned around at. My dream slowly faded from me, the bird I shared vision with landing softly on a telephone wire by the road.

Sounds of rustling came by my window and I noticed that it was light again outside. Curiously I walked over to my window and looked at the shadow dancing behind my curtains. Carefully I peaked out and saw the blond I spied on last night. Everything clicked at once, realizing that the female landscaper who did such a dirty thing last time was the same girl.

The girl who made me start thinking about my own life... the girl who worked so hard for some reason.

I was getting dressed properly before I even realized it. I had to talk to her, to ask her some questions. Who was she? Why was she doing a job like that? What was with last night?

After I prepared myself, put on my makeup, and combed my hair, the girl had moved down the yard, carefully cutting the designs on our trees and shrubberies. As I stood near her ladder I looked up at the woman, at a loss for words. I felt the familiar shyness tug at me and my mouth went dry. What to say? Would I be bothering her? The desire to run back into the house increased steadily before the girl finally looked down at me and spoke. "What is it?"

"Um..." I swallowed thickly, forcing myself to talk. "What are you doing?" My people skills were so sorely underdeveloped that just this was making me fidget.

The woman looked at me oddly before answering. "I'm trimming the bushes." She added a few snips of the cutters to make her point more known. When I didn't say anything else to her she went back to work.

I fumbled with my words, trying hard to speak again. "Um," She looked back down at me and I could tell I was bothering her. "I've... never seen a girl do something like this before?" The look I look I got made me physically flinch.

"Well," she started, venom almost dripping in her voice. "Unlike you, Princess, we're not all handed things we want while we sit on our ass." The blond angrily clipped a piece off the bush. "Some of us have to work in our lives."

I opened my mouth to apologize, and I tried really hard to. I had upset her greatly, and I could understand why. Not able to handle this anymore, I turned and ran as fast as I could away from her. My eyes burned and by the time I made it to my room I was crying fully.

Throwing myself onto my bed, I sobbed into my pillow. I hated the fact I was so shy, and hated it even more that something like this would make me cry. I hated crying over it and it made me cry even more. A never ending loop about my weakness.

I had to apologize to her, but right now I couldn't even leave me room. As I tried to control myself, I closed my eyes tightly to attempt and make myself stronger. My courage was gathered very slowly and I cleaned my face gently, looking at my puffy red eyes in the mirror.

When I made it back outside the truck was gone, taking the blond with it. I stood on the soft grass looking up at where the girl had been working and stared for a long time. Finally I turned and walked back into my house, almost ready to cry again.

'I hate this... I hate crying so much...' No one bothered me as I went to my room and closed the door behind myself. It was then that I made a promise. I would get stronger, I would talk to that girl again, I would bring her some water and try the conversation once more. My hands went to take my wallet form my purse and look at the photo in it. I gave a firm nod to myself to seal the deal.

Next time, I was even going to ask what her name was.

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Full of firsts are we Nyanoha~ Well, I hope she gets stronger as time goes by. Thanks again for posting this Satashi, I'm really enjoying it so far.

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thanks for the nice chapter satashi-san!!
keep going please!!!

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I forgot that Nanoha was so innocent in the story, poor girl, she's a sweet little bird emprisonned in a golden cage wanting to be free.

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first a story about nanoha being lonely...and now she's crying a whole lot in this story. i can't wait for fate to open up nanoha to the real world! i'm really pleased with how you created her character...pure, innocent, honest, courageous, and socially incompetent, i LOVE HER!!!

i don't remember fate purposely pouring water on herself or wearing a revealing top, but hey, Fate is an AWESOME character!

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hehe i finally found landscaper fate,
i finished it in one day but it's not completed, there are 12 chapters!
fate is so funny and perverted!!i love her!!she makes me laugh!!

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can you please tell me where you find it?

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Chapter 3

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It just wasn't my night. I resisted the urge to look at my small golden wristwatch again as the person talking to me rambled on and on about how he saved an important meeting by doing a presentation on the fly for surprise visitors. Truth be told, I wasn't really interested. We just met, not two hours ago, and he was already talking about his work non-stop. He hasn't once asked me about myself. Instead he proceeded to tell me all he knew about me from what my father revealed to him. He obviously saw this as a marriage date and must have been given a folder on me just like the others got. After all, who needs a lady to talk about herself when you can get the cliff's notes in ten minutes? The thought irritated me, but I was used to it. After all, that's how my parents met.

Richgirl!Nanoha III
By: Satashi

Dinner was almost over now, our 'conversation' having slowed when the courses of the meal came. What was ordered for me wasn't very good, as I didn't care for seafood all that much. I wanted something else on the menu but the place we were eating was rather crowded and I started getting shy again around all these people I didn't know. My date took the chance to order in my place, which was thoughtful, but ended with me only picking at my food. The end of the meal perked up when we were offered dessert but the man across from me denied it and I didn't have the heart to get some because he was paying for it and wasn't going to get any himself. Now I was slightly depressed, still hungry, and wanted nothing more then to get out of this body hugging dress and into my pajamas.

I wasn't even asked if there was anywhere else I would like to go after dinner and the date ended rather abruptly when I was dropped off back at my house. The man, whom was named Brad but was mentally dubbed 'blabbermouth' by me, said something about an early morning presentation and promised our next date to be more interesting. Great, I was just used as a way to ease him worry about a presentation. He moved to kiss me and I turned my head shyly, getting pecked on the cheek. Why did people insist on doing that!? We just met! I would have problems kissing someone I knew for years, let alone someone who just walked into my life.

My annoyance was repressed by my upbringing and I only fidgeted at the doorstep to my house as he rambled on about how important he was. I silently prayed for him to just go and leave me alone and was rewarded with that a few minutes later. He promised to call me and I could only nod at him, giving the house number instead of my cellphone. I opened the door and stepped into the cool air conditioned home with a small sigh. My father, even after setting up the date, was too busy doing some after-hours work to ask me anything so I told my mom how my night went. I couldn't lie to her so I tried to express how uncomfortable I was with the whole idea but was gently scolded about how I never liked anyone they picked out. I was asked not to be so picky and to give this one a proper chance at becoming my husband. I tried to explain how I felt but ended up being sent to my room for being 'difficult.'

After changing clothes I fell onto my puffy bed and stared at the ceiling. I wasn't really in a good mood but I couldn't bring myself to think bad thoughts about my parents not listening to me. I was brought up better than how I acted tonight...

I looked at the window and licked my lips. The feeling was in my chest again, swelling more than ever. I could escape again, it had been a few days since the last outing and there was no reason for my parents to check in on me after I already told my mom about my date. Just to play it safe, I set the alarm clock on my phone to wake me at two in the morning and took a small nap to get some of the energy
I had lost during the night. Of course I didn't sleep much at all, constantly tossing and turning in my bed while thinking about what I was going to do. When my phone did ring out, I was already dressed and ready to go.

This night was a little different. As I opened my window I looked below me and to the left at the dark window of my father's study. I knew he would be asleep by now but I had to make sure before heading out. Carefully I climbed down the lattice on the wall and sank down in the bushes, risking a closer look into the window. The desk light was off and the monitor was black, signaling that my parents were, in fact, asleep. Before long I found myself walking the same path I had taken the first two nights. The cool air was welcomed thankfully and I felt better than I had ever since my little run in with the landscaper that came not too long ago.

Speaking of, I saw the gas station that she had been in a while ago up ahead. As I got closer my feel slowed down. I stood across the street for a while, worrying over what I was about to do. After a small breath to steady myself, I walked forward and through the doors. The place was fairly large, having several isles to walk down and a selection of drinks that made me wonder what I should even get. I was happy just being able to go in this place but I knew I had to buy something or I would appear to be rude. I decided on a candy bar, staring at the many selections a while before finally reaching out and picking up one that seemed to draw my attention the most. I was allergic to a few types of nuts so I chose a Crunch bar that seemed to be milk chocolate but still had stuff inside of it. Shyly I walked to the counter and paid for the snack, blushing darkly when the man behind the counter smiled at me. Once done, I left the store and walked slowly away.

“So,” A voice came from behind me, making me jump lightly and turn around. “Why would the Princess comes to the slums of the city?”

I stared at the blond haired girl, frozen in my tracks. The landscaper was standing in front of me, obviously just coming from the same gas station I had just been in. “I...” Swallowing, I tried again to answer her but couldn't find the words. Was she still mad at me from last time? If she tells my father...

“I bet you sneaked out,” She hit the nail on the head and I almost fell over in shock. “Ah, so you did.” The girl smirked at me. I didn't really know what she meant but the tone of her voice was clear. She was enjoying the fact that she caught me in the act and was using it to get an advantage on me. I guess she was still upset about my words before, so I thought best to just leave her alone. Turning once more, I walked away from her at a brisk pace. “You didn't answer me,” She pressed on as she fell into step beside me. “What are you doing all the way out here?”

“I wanted some air.” My word broke and I made myself walk a little faster. “Please leave me alone.”

“Why?” She matched me again, red eyes looking at me hungrily. “This area isn't really safe for glass figurines.”

“Are you stalking me?” I stopped walking and looked at her now. “Just leave me alone, I'm sorry already!”

The girl blinked, apparently thrown off by my apology. “Sorry?” She mimicked my word. “Why are you apologizing to me?”

“Because...” I looked at my feet and saw that I was rubbing my hands together nervously. “I said something that upset you...”

When no words were said I continued along my way, trying to leave her behind. The girl started walking again as well and stayed next to me for almost an entire block before she spoke again. “Yeah that pissed me off,” she agreed. “But hey, it doesn't matter now. You are obviously interested in me so I can over look it.”

“It's just that...” I was struggling to keep the conversation. “I really haven't seen a girl do that before... It made me want to watch.”

With a grin, she started at me again. “You were watching pretty hard when I put on that show for you.” My cheeks burned, remembering the act clearly in my mind. I let my eyes dropped a little to her chest, mind recalling how clearly I could see her body in such an un-ladylike manor. Quickly averting them, I stared to the side. “That was so...dirty. I shouldn't have seen such a thing.”

The woman was in front of me again, making us stop walking. Once more her lips turned to a smirk and I felt like an animal being trapped. “No harm in looking at what you like seeing.” Her hands trailed over her body. “Wanna see more? Maybe come back to my place and get the entire show?” I couldn't tear my eyes away from her, shocked at such a blunt display. When she pushed her chest out again I quickly ran a few steps, panicking. A laugh came and the woman was next to me again, jogging to clear the distance. “Scare you?”

Again she nailed it. “Please,” I begged her, eyes closed tightly. “Just leave me al-” My words cut off when she suddenly grabbed me to keep from walking. Scared at first, I opened my eyes wide and gasped when I noticed a light post right in front of me.

“Careful,” She teased me again happily.

The act of kindness made me ease up a little, stopping my retreat and looking at her one more time. “What is your name?” I asked it before I even thought about it again. I had to know.

“Me?” She flipped some of her hair behind her shoulder and leaned one arm on the light post, face close to mine now. “I'm Fate.”

Fate? As in Destiny? My future? She's my fate? The word made me upset and I felt like storming off in a rage. How dare she tease me like that when I had been so worried about asking such a simple question!? “Fate,” I said the name a little harder than I meant to but it still came out in a meek whisper. I never could speak properly when I was upset.

“That's me,” She agreed, eyes looking around. “I'll see you later, Princess.” Before I could say anything else she winked at me and darted away into a back alley.

Curiously, I looked behind me to see what made her run off so fast and saw nothing but a police car turning at a red light and heading towards me. The car slowed and the window slowly slid downwards. Remembering to respect older people, I put my feet together and clasped my hands in front of myself, bowing politely to the older policeman. “Good evening, officer,” I greeted.

“You shouldn't be out this late,” He warned me in a caring tone. “It's dangerous at night.”

“Yes sir,” I stood up and smiled at him thankfully. How kind of him to make sure I would be safe. I wonder why Fate ran off, though. “I'll head home right away,” Fate probably was heading home too. The man smiled and nodded at me and I waved happily at him. It was odd, I never felt scared around police officers despite them being strangers. I decided to take his words seriously and started walking back up to my house a few more blocks away. Nervously I glanced around and looked at every point and window in which someone might catch me. Seeing all clear, I darted across the yard and ducked down in the bushes under my window. No movement came, no lights turned on, no sound came.

My sandals were taken off and I placed the straps in my mouth, climbing silently up the lattice and into my room. Instantly I moved to place my shoes where they belonged and went to the bathroom to wash my feet. After cleaning and changing for bed, I made sure there was no dirt or anything to give evidence on my window and happily saw none. Finally I double checked everything before sliding under my covers and snuggling up in my sheets. Tonight had been weird and tired me out mentally. A bad date, a falling out with my mother and finally a run in with my so-called 'Fate'. At least I had something to call her now, even if it was just a nickname for her or something. Fate. For some reason I liked that name, after I got over not hearing her real one at least.

I smiled into my pillow. Fate. What an interesting girl. Strong, independent, annoying, but somehow I knew she was kind deep down. She didn't let me run into that light post, even though I said mean things to her. Still, her actions confused me greatly. As I rolled over in bed to lay on my back I thought back to what she had done. She was obviously proud of her body, and wanted me to look at it... The thought made me bury myself in my pillows to try and hide despite nothing being able to see my blush. Fate... she was confusing.

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Innocent Nanoha is sweet, and make a nice pair with the more cynical Fate, that's what made me like this fic in the first place at the time. :3

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thank you for the links

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Yay, another update~ This new chapter was great, hope to see more. I wonder what made Fate run away from the cops? Did she do something...or? Well any ways great chapter as almost, hope to get another great chapter~

BTW I wish I had someone to stop me from running into a light post. ^ ^;;

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Nyanoha, you are just too innocent, lol. Anyways I loved this fic Satashi, can't wait for more.

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Finally, they have intimate interaction. I love this fic, and look forward to upcoming chapters.

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Chapter 4 :3

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I was in for a surprise when I came back from exercising with my personal trainer today. As I got out of the car I noticed a truck parked in our driveway. 'Harlaown Landscaping' was printed neatly on the side, making me feel a mix of eagerness and dread. I would get to see the girl, Fate, again today, but at the same time I was a little uneasy about it. I wonder how it would go; would she be nice again, or would she be teasing? I didn't understand her just yet but I had a strange feeling pulling me to find out more if I could. She knew about the world I didn't, and I'd like to talk to her about it. Unfortunately, right now I had no time, as I had to clean myself up in preparations of the little tea party with my friends.

Richgirl!Nanoha IV
By: Satashi

'Friends' was a loose term. Arisa and Suzuka were my table-mates at my old private school. We spent the better part of high school next to each other every day as we were taught our lessons. They were good girls, really they were, but we had different opinions on life. Suzuka wanted nothing more than to find a good man, settle down, and raise some children. Arisa was a real go-getter and wasn't happy until she married some high positioned executive at some stock corporation. I was the only one left out it seemed. I didn't want to marry, nor to settle down. I wanted to see the world first, to really get to enjoy life. It's ironic that I'm twenty and still have the freedom of a ten year old...

Anyway, right now I had to prepare for their visit. As I walked up the stairs to the second floor of my house I talked a little with a maid who was on duty at the time. She went to prepare the outside for me while I showered. Normally I would spend a long time under the water after my bi-weekly exercising but today I was in and out so fast I really didn't have time to properly do my hair. Regardless, I still dried and fluffed it out before putting on makeup. Once I was all pretty I jogged downstairs and looked out the window. Fate was still in my yard, apparently spraying it with something in the backpack she was wearing. Stopping a moment, she pumped the back of it and went back to getting areas that she couldn't do with whatever machine thing she had been riding on earlier.

It was rather hot today so I thought she could use something to drink. I knew juice wouldn't be the best thing for her right now so I instead made the one drink that I had learned when I was little: lemonade. I mixed the beverage quickly, eyes darting outside every so often to make sure Fate hadn't left yet. Finally I got a glass and filled it with ice before adding the liquid. With a smile I cleaned up my mess and went outside through the sliding patio door. I was about to step onto the grass but her voice came up without even looking at me. “I wouldn't walk out here like that, Princess.” She finally glanced over her shoulder,“I sprayed chemicals on the ground, so it would burn your pretty little feet and ruin those sandals.”

I didn't want to give up but at the same time I didn't want to hurt my feet. I stood on the patio, watching her work for several long moments. The sun was getting to me and I felt a light sheen of sweat start to form on my body. Luckily a breeze came by and cooled me while rustling my hair so I didn't ruin my makeup. Despite all this I stayed on the patio and watched over Fate as she continued her business. After what must have been almost ten minutes she finally looked over at me again and sighed. As she approached me I forgot everything I wanted to say and instead felt nervous once more. “Um, here,” I offered the glass to her. “I thought... you might be thirsty?”

“Thanks,” Fate took the glass from me and drank half of it in one go before making a face. “Way too sweet.” Even after her protest she took a breath and downed the rest, crunching the ice hungrily. “What do I owe the act of kindness?” She gave the glass back to me and wiped her mouth with the back of her hand. “Thought I'd scare you off after last night?”

“Shhh,” I shushed her quietly, eyes darting around to make sure no one was around who could have heard her. “Please don't say that,” My voice was a frightened whisper.

“Oh-ho,” Fate leaned forward to me, eyes sparkling with that mischievous gleam again. “Running out of daddy's protection are you? Careful, you might break.”

“I'm not glass,” I stated firmly. My voice surprised myself and I sank back a moment in fear that I upset her from my tone.

Fate pondered me for a few moments before leaning back and putting a hand on her hip. “It appears like you aren't. I guess I could ride you harder than I thought.”

Ride me? I wonder what she means by that. “...Fate?” She hummed to let me know she was paying attention. “Please don't tell anyone I sneak out, alright?”

The blonde seemed to think about my question for a while before smirking. “You think I would tattle on you? Hardly. What you do at night isn't any of my business...” Her smirk turned to a hungry look. “Though if wanted it to be my business... I'm sure I could show you a trick or two... Maybe show me a thing or two?” Her eyes dropped to my chest and suddenly I had a strange desire to cover myself.

“Y-your business?” I repeated her words. “Do you... want to meet again or something?”

Another hungry look and a licking of lips. “Yeah.”

I opened my mouth to answer but my father's sudden shout interrupted me. “Gardener!” His word made Fate scoff to herself as she looked behind me where my father was. “Get back to work, and look at the flowers by the front. Tend to them as you see fit; I'm paying you to keep my yard proper so stop slacking off.” My dad put a hand on my shoulder and started leading me back into the house. “Don't bother the hired help, Nanoha.” He scolded me in a lecturing tone. “We pay them to work for us so they need to do their job without interference.”

Luckily I had thought about what to say just in case this happened. “I thought I should give her something to drink,” I showed him the glass I was carrying. “to make sure she had energy to work harder.”

My words seemed to strike him in multiple ways. I wasn't sure if I played my card right or not but in the end he smiled down at me and put his hand on my head. “I guess you are right, in some ways. That's the attitude you need to have, good job, Nanoha.” With that he went his own way and called over his shoulder as he walked. “Your friends will be here shortly, be sure to greet them properly.”

I was still shocked that I had been complimented. Normally dad never ever complimented me. I guess it was because I spoke about work and making people do their jobs harder. If played properly, I could probably get out of a lot of things by reasoning like that...

Oh wow, when did I become such a bad girl!?

The thought stayed with me as I headed outside to the front yard to sit down at the table prepared for me. A large umbrella shaded the section, keeping everything nice and cool for me. I sat down in the comfortable lawn chair and sipped some of the sweat tea provided. The taste reminded me of Fate, who told me that my lemonade was too sweet for her. Funny, I didn't add anymore than I normally did... next time I would cut back a little. Actually I wonder how much longer she would be here... My eyes turned to the side and watched the girl kneel down by the rather large flower garden that my father insisted that she work on. Our yard was extremely large but there was only so much that could be done to it. That meant that the landscaper would, eventually, stop coming.

My thoughts turned to my friend when I heard a car door close. Arisa was walking over to me with a happy smile on her face and I stood up to greet her properly. We exchanged kisses to the cheeks and sat down across from each other. “Am I early?” She pondered while taking a sip of the beverage in front of her. “Suzuka is normally always ahead of me.”

I smiled at the statement. Suzuka was normally a 'right on the dot' kind of girl but was strangely never late for an appointment. “You are a little early, but it is better than being by myself.” She giggled and I felt a little easier with her around. Granted, we weren't really friends in the real term but she was still closer to me than many people. I didn't feel nervous around her at all, which was a rare thing indeed. We always got together once a week for a tea party but aside from that we never really talked or saw each other... Not the way real friends do.

“I see you are getting your yard fixed up,” Arisa nodded over to Fate, who was currently laying on her stomach while carefully trimming something. Her eyes seemed to be moving past the flowers she was staring at and for some reason I had the sudden urge to cross my legs. “Ah, I heard about their company. They are supposed to be really good at what they do.”

“Mm,” I agreed while thinking back to how hard the group was normally sweating after a day's work. “They do a great job.” This brought my mind back on bringing Fate the lemonade and the conversation I had with my dad afterwards. “Ne, Arisa? Can I ask a question?”

“Yes?” She tilted her head to the side.

“Well,” I tried to word it right. “What do you consider 'bad'?”

“Bad?” My friend repeated the word with a slightly confused tone. “What do you mean?”

I chewed on my words before rewording. “Say, you really wanted to do something that you weren't allowed to do... If you did it anyway, would that make you bad?”

“...I don't think so,” Arisa replied after thinking about it for a while. “As long as it didn't hurt anyone, I don't see anything wrong with doing something you want to. I guess it would be situational, why?”

“No reason.” I waved it off and pointed to change the topic before it could progress past what I wanted it to. “Hey, there's Suzuka.” We both stood and hugs went all around. “So, Suzuka,” I smiled at my other partner in high school. “How are things with you?

My tea party lasted a good two hours, topic winding from who was currently being recognized for achievements to random gossip that I could really only listen to without contributing. Soon we started on about their husbands and I found myself reluctantly talking about my last date. Once more I was told I was being too picky, this being my tenth reject, and was asked to lighten up. Of course they didn't understand my problems, no one would. I wasn't some object. I had feelings, and I wanted them to be respected... Was that really too much to ask?

When both my friends left to go about their own business I sighed and stretched out widely. A gust of wind flew around me, catching my dress and flaring it up ever so slightly. I pushed it down with a small blush and looked over my shoulder to see if Fate was still there. The blond was grinning to herself while loading up her truck. Despite being covered in sweat, dirt, and grass she seemed to be happy about something. I waited for her to come back to the house and waved lightly to her. To my surprise she walked over to me and stood with her hand on her hip. “Have a fun tea party?” She inquired.

I was going to answer but I caught wind of her and coughed violently. Backing up, I fanned my face and coughed a few more times before looking over at her with stinging eyes. “Wha...” I coughed again. “What's that smell?”

“Herbicide,” Fate seemed more amused at my reaction than upset I moved away from her. “mixed with sweat, dirt, grass, other random chemicals, and soil. Tasty isn't it?” She walked away from me but stopped a little ways off. “Tomorrow,” She stated without looking back. “I think I'll go for a walk at two.” Her words confused me for a long time and it wasn't until after she argued with my father about payment for the extra work she did then did I realize what she had meant: she had acknowledged that I was sneaking out and offered to meet up with me, saying it in a way that no one would understand...

For the first time, I felt like I had truly been acknowledged.

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Nanoha's father is a real jerk, in addition to be a penny-pincher.

I feel sorry for Nanoha, she's rich, true, but she have a sad life.

Also, I loved Fate teasing her.

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I feel so sad about Nanoha's situation. She doesn't have real friends who can share her feeling, but Fate will be the one who listen to her.
Afterall, I'm also twenty and still have a freedom of ten years old. Is it ironic?

Good job, I'm addicted to this story.

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I loved this chapter Satashi, can't wait for yer next update luv.

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I am looking forward to the next chapter.
I hope that Fate doesn't have a sad past in ur fic =/

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:D glad you're enjoying it ^^

"I hope that Fate doesn't have a sad past in ur fic =/"

Er...

*pats*

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awesome story so far! i re-read some of the chapters by junkedcat...u are more detailed and your characters have bigger personalities. definitely a great POV from nanoha.

i can't wait until your reach the part where they finally hook up ;P

what is going to happen when you reach the last chapter that junkedcat wrote??

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