Touga meets his match
Before you read the product of my general distress and happy thoughts, there are some things you must know. First of all Touga and the rest of the cast of Utena do not belong to me (although I wish they did). The only character that is mine is Claire, so you may not have her without my permission. This Fic takes place between episodes 4 and 7 in the series. All flames, comments, praises and other such fanmail are welcome :) Arigato ne ~ Angie (aka. An-chan)
Touga meets his match -- Part X-- by An-chan
"I'm such a fool!" Claire cried to herself. She quickly dashed next door, slamming the doors of the gymnasium shut. Through her tears she slammed her tape of Two Mix "White Reflection" into the tape player. When the music started to play, she realized she must have put the tape on the wrong side, instead of hearing "White Reflection" she heard the familiar beat of Two Mix " T.R.Y Return to Yourself". Claire shrugged off the mistake and quickly changed into a light blue dress (resembling the dress Sailor Mercury often wears, with the white ribbon along the bottom).
"I must have completely scared off Miki now," Claire yelled at herself. "How could I have done that! It's not like he's Touga " Claire trailed off as she realized something else "What is really going on with Touga and I?"
To confused, Claire attempted to push it all off. She ran to the center of the gymnasium and began to dance with reckless abandon. She tried to ignore the happy message of the song that told her to never give up and not to cry. But the thoughts ran through her brain Touga Miki "How am I supposed to give it one more try how can I not cry baka " In the middle of the song Claire couldn't hold it together anymore, she fell to the ground in tears.
Just before the bridge of the song, Claire turned her head quickly to the sound of the doors flying open. Miki stood in the doorway, looking very determined. It reminded her of the determined look he had given Utena the day he challenged her. Vainly Claire attempted to brush the tears out of her eyes.
Then it happened, just as when Claire had fallen off the piano bench, Miki extended his left hand to help Claire off the ground. The two stood face to face. Claire attempted to speak but no words came out.
Miki gently brushed the tears from her eyes. Miki looked at the tear that stayed on his fingertip, then gazed into Claire's hopeful eyes. "My Shining Thing" he said softly.
Miki wrapped his arms around Claire in a smothering embrace. All the anguish lifted from Claire in that embrace. The tears continued to fall, but this time they were tears of joy. The plan had actually worked!
Pulling slowly away from Miki's embrace, Claire curtsied and offered her hand
" May I have this dance?" She asked.
"I only waltz, Miss Ten Claire"
Claire smiled brightly, her violet eyes sparkling with happiness. "So, let's waltz!"
Laughingly, Claire and Miki spun around the room in a fast paced waltz.
A few seconds after they began dancing, Utena appeared in the doorway. She looked on in confusion.
"It really worked!" Touga's voice came from behind Utena. Utena turned around to face Touga, even more confused than before. "What worked?" She asked.
"Claire changed her whole attitude to win Miki's heart just as I changed my 'evil ways' for you Utena." Touga said offering his hand to Utena. " I would be honored if you would share this dance with me."
In a moment of utter confusion and weakness, Utena accepted.
As the song ended the two couples spun around the Gymnasium floor (which had now become their own personal dance floor) seemingly unaware that anyone else even existed.
No one knew if any of this would last but for the moment no one really cared. Touga was with Utena. Finally, and Claire finally met someone who she could just be herself with, Miki had found that Shining Thing, and Utena danced with the man she was almost sure had to be her prince.