Lessons Learned (Not)
A Kingdom Hearts/FFVIII AU High School
Rating: PG-13 for implied
Disclaimer: So very not mine.
and Riku sat quietly in an empty classroom at Balamb Garden, apparently
engrossed in their work. Occasionally they would glance at the clock,
or pause to shake out a hand, cramped from too much writing, but soon
enough they would return to their task.
"And... done!" Sora
announced, with a sigh of relief. Leaning back in his chair he
stretched his arms, before standing up and indulging in a full-body
stretch. Beside him, Riku looked over and watched him in amusement.
huh!" Sora moved around the classroom a bit. "I thought I'd never
finish," he looked at the pile of paper on his desk in distaste.
"Squall is so mean, making us do detention on a nice day like this."
Sora threw himself into a chair opposite Riku's desk and looked at his
friend. "Are you still going? Usually you're faster than me."
"Well I did start later."
true. Hey, why were you so late?" Sora asked curiously. "Did Squall
yell at you or something? All he did was stare at me for a few minutes
before putting his hand over his face and sending me here."
he just made a few comments about the proper ways to plan an assault,"
Riku said, yawning. "I've got a bit more to go here if you want to take
him your lines."
"Nah, I'll wait," Sora tilted his
tried to read Riku's writing upside down. "You look like you got a
longer sentence than I did."
"No pun intended?" Riku looked up
into Sora's uncomprehending expression. "Never mind. What did you have
Sora made a face. "I must get a clue."
Riku stifled a smile and turned
back to his writing. "Is that so."
"Yeah," Sora looked at his paper
mournfully. "And after writing it 200 times, I STILL don't know what he
Riku blinked thoughtfully as he
finished his 186th repetition of I must not take advantage of Sora's
blind innocence and molest him in the middle of class. Just confess
(Although he wasn't certain if
Squall had really meant him to write that last part).
"Well," he said slowly. "If you'll
just give me five more minutes, I'll explain it to you."
Squall came along half an hour later to check up on his two most
promising SeeD candidates, he found himself forced to deliver a
blistering lecture on concealment ("the CLOSET?! Honestly, ANY moron
would have looked there first"), the uniform code ("put your shirts on
and get out of there!"), securing an opponent ("why is Sora's left hand
tied to the rail? Wait, don't tell me, I don't want to know") and basic
etiquette ("Stop grinning! Salute your superior officer! Good. Now GET
It was all worth it, Riku decided
later that evening, as
he finished the last of his redone lines. He glanced fondly over at
Sora snoozing quietly on his bed and put the pen down on top of the
final sheet of paper. He stretched his hand and quietly flicked off the
main lights, leaving only his desk lamp on to reveal his tidy
I must not take advantage of Sora's
blind innocence and molest him in the middle of class.
OR ANYWHERE ELSE PEOPLE MIGHT WALK IN ON!