Chapter 1:

Chapter 1

Meeting Through a Chat

Another long day at school is finally over. I am quite good at my academic studies, but I'm more interested in art. Bookmark here

"*Yawn*"Bookmark here

"Whoa Shun. It's surprising to hear you yawn like that."Bookmark here

"Ahaha, I guess I am Katsu."Bookmark here

My best friend Katsuro Akiyama or just Katsu for short. He's quite an athlete at our school and many of the girls here are smitten by his looks and his sportmanship with football. Though he already has a girlfriend who also is a student here.Bookmark here

"You should go straight home today, though if you intend to go draw something, you shouldn't stay late." Bookmark here

"I won't. Luckily I don't have work this week at the mall so I'm basically free this week."Bookmark here

"Sweet. Well anyway I'll have to go to practice now."Bookmark here

"Intending to impress the girls again?"Bookmark here

"Hardy har, you know I only have feelings for Airi."Bookmark here

"Haha, I was just joking dude. Well anyway good luck with practice."Bookmark here

I stand up and take my bag. I then do a fist bumb with Katsu and say goodbyes to each other. He also playfully noogies my blue hair making it a mess and in front of my yellow eyes. We've known each other since childhood and we've been friends ever since.Bookmark here

I sometimes even go watch his practise when I have free time and do some sketches and hand them over to him and Airi. Their rooms are practically filled with my sketches. Though I post my official and complete works to social media.Bookmark here

Hmm, should I draw today? I think for a while and then decide to head to the towns brigde.Bookmark here

As I arrive to to my destination, the sun is already setting. It is autumn after all. I sit on the downward hill and place my bag next to me. I open it and grab my sketch book and pen. The lake is really sparkly today, I'm glad I decided to come here.Bookmark here

Twenty minutes pass and I'm done with the scenery. I'm quite pleased of the result. Now then, I sh-.Bookmark here

>Drubum<Bookmark here

Huh? A message from someone. I wonder from who.Bookmark here

[Hey Kaede, I need help with this one question. If you have the time, could you help out?]Bookmark here

Who's this? Well I should tell them this is a wrong number otherwise they'll think I'm a creep.Bookmark here

[I'm sorry but you seem to have the wrong number.]Bookmark here

[Wh-What?! Oh no! I am so sorry to have messaged you!]Bookmark here

[It's alright, these things happen sometimes.]Bookmark here

[So um, I hope you don't find me rude but I hope you're not a creep.]Bookmark here

Hmm, the messager seems to be a girl. Should I send a voice message? I think I should do so.Bookmark here

["No need to worry, I'm a high schooler and I assume you're one too."]Bookmark here

[That's- wait.]Bookmark here

["That's a relief."]Bookmark here

[Ah so you were a girl.]Bookmark here

[Yeah, um sooo, can you help me with this question instead?]Bookmark here

"I don't mind at all. What do you need help with?]Bookmark here

[Physics. I'm not good with this. Same goes with math.]Bookmark here

[Let's hear the question then.]Bookmark here

I then help her out with the question with a detailed answer.Bookmark here

[Thank you so much stranger.]Bookmark here

[Don't mention it. Glad I was able to help out. Bye then.]Bookmark here

[Wait! If you don't mind, maybe we could, you know, exchange contact info?]Bookmark here

[I don't mind. Any reason?]Bookmark here

[You seem like a great and kind person.]Bookmark here

"Ah, thank you for the compliment. Anyway, the names Shun."Bookmark here

[And my name is Jewel. It's a pleasure to be aquinted Shun.]Bookmark here

[Likewise.]Bookmark here

[Out of curiosity, what were you doing before I messaged you?]Bookmark here

[I'm at my town river. I decided to draw the scenery.]Bookmark here

[Ooh, an artist I see. Can I see?]Bookmark here

[I don't mind at all.]Bookmark here

_Photo sent_Bookmark here

[I am so speechless. That's amazing! You're really talented!"Bookmark here

[Ah ha ha. Thank you, I'm glad you like it.]Bookmark here

[I'm more of a gaming type of girl, though I'm still outdoorsy as well.]Bookmark here

[Really?]Bookmark here

[Yeah, the conflict, story and the relationships are all so interesting to witness.]Bookmark here

[I can understand that.]Bookmark here

[Well anyway if you have any type of social media account where you post your artwork, I would really like to follow you there.]Bookmark here

[You can find me with the name Snowman Artworks. Reason is because of my birthday is during the winter season.]Bookmark here

[Ok got it. And I'm Sweet Strawberry Gaming. I mostly post screenshots of games though. Not as interesting as your art.]Bookmark here

[Nonsense, you post what you're passionate about and that's already interesting.]Bookmark here

[Aw thank you. Well anyway, I should stop bugging you for now. Let's talk later again okay?]Bookmark here

[Got it. I actually should get home already. See you."Bookmark here

After that I place my phone back to my bag and pick it and head home.Bookmark here

When I get back home, my mom is welcoming me back.Bookmark here

"How was school today Shun?"Bookmark here

"It was great. Not very eventful."Bookmark here

"Hmhm, that's nice to know. Did you head somewhere to draw?" Bookmark here

"I went to the bridge to draw this."Bookmark here

"Beautiful work dear, but usually you have colored it a bit as well. Why isn't this one?"Bookmark here

"Ah! An unknown number messaged me and it turned out to be an high school girl."Bookmark here

"Oh dear! How did that happen?"Bookmark here

"She probably wrote the wrong number. She needed help with a physics question so I decided to help her."Bookmark here

"Hmhm, I see. Did you become friends with her?"Bookmark here

"Yes actually. We decided to follow each other on social media as well. She seemed to like my art that I've posted."Bookmark here

"I see. Well anyway, you should go finish your homework until dinners ready."Bookmark here

"Okay."Bookmark here

I then head upstairs and walk to my own room and also walk past my older sisters room. Bookmark here

The walls of my room are covered with my drawings, and refrences of the human anatomy. I mostly draw my human characters in manga style. My bookcase is filled with my sketchbooks, but of course there are normal books and manga as well. My bed is at the left corner and my table is in front of my windows, but they're mostly covered with my computer. My drawing tablet is next to it.Bookmark here

"(Well I better start doing my homework.)"Bookmark here

I then start doing my homework, luckily there's not that much so I finish them up in 30 minutes. Hm, I guess I could draw something with my tablet now.Bookmark here

>Drubum<Bookmark here

Hm? A new message. Ah, it's from Jewel.Bookmark here

[I hope I'm not bothering you Shun.]Bookmark here

[Not at all. I just did my homework and thought of drawing digitally. Do you need help with another question?]Bookmark here

[Y-Yeah. It's a few math questions. My friend is bad at it as well when I asked her.]Bookmark here

[Let me see them.]Bookmark here

[Thank you again, I appriciate it.]Bookmark here

She then sends me a few pics of the questions and I solve them for her. Bookmark here

[Ooh, I see. So that's how you solve them. You seem really smart Shun.]Bookmark here

[I get that alot. I've had to tutor some students here at my own school.]Bookmark here

[That's admirable.]Bookmark here

I then hear my mother telling that dinner is ready.Bookmark here

[I have to go now. Let's talk tomorrow?]Bookmark here

[Sure.:D]Bookmark here

I then head downstairs to eat. After that I head back to my room to prepare for tomorrow.Bookmark here

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