Flower among Men
Eventually I felt better. We came up with an agreement. If I would cook and clean, I could stay. We kept it a secret from everyone at school, even Holly and Nanette. But I like living with them. They were very funny. I have many stories, and Ive only been there for about a week. One night I had a very important test in the morning. Syaoran offered to do the cleaning while I studied. He was doing the laundry.
All you need to do is fold the clothes in the dryer and put the clothes in the washer, into the dryer
Alright I went back to my room. A few minutes later I heard yelling in the hall.
AIKIDO! THATS KISAS! GIVE IT BACK!
You have to catch me first! I looked outside to see Aikido holding my bra!
Whats going on? I asked Syaoran. He blushed.
While I was folding the laundry Aikido came in and saw it in the basket, of course he couldnt resist
Aikido! I shouted Give it back!
Come and get it!
Dad, give it back. Rayer said
Fine For some reason Aikido only listened to Rayer. But instead of giving it to me he gave it to Rayer.
Come and get it! Rayer shouted as he ran down the hall.
Yeah that was pretty weird. But there was another time. It was Friday night and Syaoran and I decided to watch a movie.
How about Ghost in the Shell?
I used to watch that show back in America, which one is it?
The Individual Eleven
Oh, I havent seen that one yet
Aikido just got it, he said it was good.
Alright, lets watch it He put it in. It was really good! We happily enjoyed the screaming and the sound of machine guns. Yes it was rated PG13, but it didnt matter. I am 16 and Syaoran is 17. We were pretty far into the movie when the room became really cold. Unbeknown to us, Aikido turned down the heat to 50 degrees.
Is it just me or is it really cold in here? Syaoran asked. He grabbed a blanket and draped it over us. It started getting even colder. Syaoran and I scooted close together
you know like to share body heat. All of a sudden we hit the only romance scene in the entire movie. Syaoran put his arm around me. We scooted even closer, Then Aikido walked into the room.
OH! Teenage love! Its so romantic! You could make stir fry on the heat in this room! YOW! Syaoran and I both turned red and scooted apart. No, Im leaving, but Syaoran dont do anything toward her He started snickering.
Erk! Syaoran got off the couch and was about to hit Aikido when Rayer interrupted.
Dad, leave them alone, and turn the heat back up
I have absolutely no idea want youre talking about Aikido said as he went upstairs. Rayer winked at Syaoran. He sat back down on the couch and let out a great big sigh.
My family is so weird
he said as we finished the movie.
One day I found out a terrible secret about Syaoran. We were walking home from school.
Today seems kind of depressing you know? He asked.
No, not really, the sky is bright blue
He looked down.
Are you okay, Syaoran? You look kinda down
Well I am looking down.
No, you seem kinda sad
Im fine I thought for a second.
What color is my hair? I asked
You dont know?
I want to know you do
I dont know the technical name, like dishwater blonde and strawberry blonde
No, just the basic color
Red? My hair was brown with blonde highlights.
Are you color blind?
He just stood there for a minute, and then he gave a large sigh yeah
Have you all ways been color blind?
Why didnt you tell me?
Because, I always feel awkward talking about it!
Its okay, We just stood there for a moment in silence. Hey Kisa? He finally asked
I was wondering if
you could describe the colors for me.
okay I thought for a moment. Red would be for anger or hot and blue would be for sadness or cold.
I see, what about green and yellow?
Green would be for new or fresh, like vegetables! And yellow would be for happiness. He looked excited.
What about orange?
Orange would be for excitement
What about Pink or purple? Or teal or sliver or gold?! He started going crazy he was asking a ton of colors! It got kinda scary.
Huh? What? Oh sorry, I got a little
Whats youre favorite color?
Blue? The color of sadness?
Well, it also has the essence of coolness
Um what color is my jacket, the one I wear all the time?
Im not mad at anyone
No, I think the red of your jacket means hot, too! I tried to come up with an excuse.
Oh He nodded in agreement. Um, what would be the color of
I think it would be pink
He smiled I feel