In 2045, at the age of 7, Kayla began attenting elementary school in Port Blue. Up until that point she was educated by the random babysitters and avanced educational computer programs that were available, that her family paid for.
When she was left with E.M.O as her only supervisor and company, the pup asked her to help her get into a real school, she really wanted to go. The A.I helped with all the paperwork and enrollment process, and in no time little Kay was off to school.
When she arrived, she began feeling the strangest of things. She found it incredibly hard to speak and wouldn't approach anyone, but at the same time it wasn't painful or stressful for her, she liked being surrounded by other kids, just wanted nothing to do with them, and even when she did she would fail miserably, just stuttering and appearing awkward to others.
A particular red panda boy, slightly younger than her, would approach her every now and then to try to initiate a conversation, and though Kay's heart rushed out of nervousness whenever that happened, she began looking forward to seeing him every day.
For the first few months she never exchanged a word with him, but he would still approach her, invite her to share his lunch, and talk with her, even though it was just him rambling on about random fun things or both of them remaining silent, sitting together. After a while, she began seeking him out. The little panda boy, always with a warm smile and open arms, really liked seing her grow closer to him. He could tell she was in some sort of "trouble", she was not a normal kid, so he thought the best thing he could do for her was being a friend, and that was right, even though he didn't really know what happened with her or why she was the way she was. Reagrdless, he would always be there when she looked for him, and even if he was pplaying basket with the other kids or in a group of friends, he would politely thank them and leave, just to hang out with the girl.
With time. Kayla began opening up and actually speaking to him. Even though she had a nearly permanent frown, the red panda could tell she felt at ease with him, and that made him grow fonder of her and at the same time develop a sort of sense of duty, as it made him really happy to know, albeit intuitively, that he was helping out a dear friend with a tough situation.
"I would ask your name, but the teacher always takes list....Kayla, right?"
The boy said, taking the oportunity, after all this was the first time he heard her voice.
Kayla nodded, blushing lightly.
To boy immediatly stretched his hand, grabbing hers and shaking it.
"I'm Axel! Axel Biersack, mhm!"
Kayla let out a warm smile, though when she noticed it she immediatly covered it with her free hand. Axel chuckled. He decided from that point on he would do his best to see that smile again. It was rare in general, but more common when she was with him. He sometimes resorted to tickling or doing little friendly pranks, to hear her laugh and see her smile.
He keeps this printed picture in his drawer, Kayla has one print of it too.
Time went on, and they became the best of friends. it was not uncommon to see other kids mocking them or calling them a couple, like idiot kids do, but they didn't mind. Sometimes they would speak about it, each time ending with the exact same line:
"We're still just besties, right?"
"yup, still just besties"
And both nodding happily.
Due to Axel's humble and kind nature, Kayla softened a bit over time. it was easier for her to talk and make friends, and be a bit more outgoing overall. Axel felt almost like a mentor, rejoicing each time he saw his best friend taking little steps towards a generally happier existence, however he never forced anything.
In 2049, when Kayla was 12 and Axel was 11, They found themselves staring at the cieling inside the boy's room. It was a bit past midnight, and neither could sleep.
Kayla scooted up towards his friend, getting closer than usual. She had a tendency of hugging his tail but not much else, however this time she got really close and wrapped her arms around him, side hugging him. Both blushed and got comfy.
"You know uh....I...saw some videos the other day..."
The red panda's face turned even redder, he knew where that could go.
Kayla nuzzled his neck.
"You know....THE kind...you've totally seen them too"
His heart began rushing...could this be...?
"I...Think...I may have...?"
He replied. Kayla then spoke softly, looking at him, he avoided direct eye contact and gulped a little.
"I was thinking...we could um...try..."
What a conflict the poor boy was in...He saw her as his best friend, and so did she, and neither wanted any more than that, but...would htis imply something more? was it ok to do so? were they too young? So many things crossing through his mind. Kay caressed his chest.
"It's ok...we don't have to~" she said in a warm and friendly way. "It kinda just crossed my mind..."
Axel turned, laying on his side, with his nose really close to hers, and spoke shyly.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
29 Oct 2021 02:35 CEST
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