Fujikawa Masato was the class rep for class 2-C. He was proud of his position. Sure, he had been hoping to be placed in class A, or even B, but at least in C he got to be a rep. Having people listen to him was worth being in a lower class. At least he wasn't one of the losers in class F.
Speaking of class F. He thought as the door opened and Momoko returned. He got to his feet and walked over to her. "So?"
Momoko nodded. "I delivered the challenge." She bowed to him, and then looked up at his face. "Um, Fujikawa-sama, why did you want to challenge class F?"
"Because," Masato explained. "They've somehow managed to beat classes E and D already. They'll be overconfident right now, and that could be dangerous for us. We have to crush them." He smashed a fist into his hand to make his point.
"Yes, sir." Momoko nodded. "What subject will we be using?"
"English of course!" It was his best subject, so nobody in class F had any chance of beating him. He laughed at how easy it would be.
"I approve this ST battle!" The English teacher declared, opening the field.
"Summon." Masato said calmly, calling forth his avatar. The chibi had his slightly spiked black hair and was dressed as a medieval knight.
"Summon!" The class F students chorused. Their avatars popped up all over the place.
Pathetic. Masato laughed to himself. With a wave of his hand, he sent his avatar into battle. With not even the slightest bit of help, he wiped out all but one of the class F avatars.
The final avatar, a blond girl's, surprised him. Her score was rather high, almost rivaling his own. He would have to be careful not to be hit, or he could be weakened. With that in mind, he charged forward.
"Where is your rep!?" Masato demanded of the girl who matched the avatar. He knew that the class F rep was a boy, so this girl couldn't be the rep. He was a little impressed that their rep had been smart enough not to send his avatar into battle right off the bat.
"I'm here!" A male voice came thought the crowd of class F students. The students parted and a boy on the short side stepped through. His appearance surprised Masato, since he wasn't the delinquent he had been expecting.
The rep, Aida Ken, surprised Masato even more when he spoke next. "I'm summoning my avatar!"
English?! Masato almost yelled. Aida Ken had spoken in English when he summoned his avatar.
Then Masato almost laughed out loud. Aida Ken's avatar looked so average. He was dressed in skin tight black clothes with nothing special about them, and was wielding two daggers. His hair was fluffy and a sandy blond, just like Aida Ken's, and he was sporting feline ears and a tail.
The collective gasps from his classmates kept Masato from laughing. They were all looking at Aida Ken's score. When Masato looked, he thought there must be a glitch in the system. Aida Ken's score was more than five times what Masato's was.
"Let's finish this!" Aida Ken stated, still in English. His avatar charged forward, slashing at Masato's with a dagger.
"I declare class F the winner!" The teacher said as the field dissolved. I watched as my avatar went away with it.
Why did it have to look like that? I wondered. It was the first time I had seen my avatar, and I didn't know how I felt about it. Yes, I liked the daggers and assassin like clothes, but why did it have to have cat ears? None of the other class F avatars had animal features.
"Yay Ken-kun!" Sakura cheered, tackling me with a hug. "You were amazing!" She told me. "And so cute!"
"Heh, sure." I said, making her stand properly so that she wouldn't drag me to the floor.
"How…?" A disbelieving voice came from class C. I looked to see the class C rep staring at me. "How was your score so high? Not even the top student in class A has a score that high."
"You know, he's right." Yukio said. Now everyone, even the teacher, was looking at me.
I felt myself blushing, uncomfortable under the stares. "Um, well, you see… The thing is…" I closed my eyes so that I wouldn't have to look at them as I answered. "English is my first language."
I peeked out of one eye when I was met by silence. Everyone was staring at me with open mouths. I didn't like it.
"Me too!" Sakura chirped, her hand shooting into the air. She grinned. "We're from Canada!"
"Really?" Kanami breathed. A wide smile spread across her face. "That's so cool!" She grabbed Sakura's arm and spun her around. "Do you think you could help me study for the next test?"
Sakura beamed as she nodded. "Sure!"
I was glad that people weren't completely freaking out. I looked over at the class C rep to see how he was reacting, but he had already turned and was walking away. I shrugged and joined Sakura in making tutoring schedules.
That's not fair! Masato seethed as he stormed back to the 2-C classroom. He sat down at his desk and covered his head. How can there be a foreigner in class F?!
As he sat there, an image of Aida Ken's avatar floated through his mind. If he hadn't have known better, he would have sworn that the owner of the avatar was a girl, and a very cute one at that.
"Ah!" Masato let out a yell and slammed his head into his desk. This isn't over! He vowed. Class F, this isn't the last you've seen of class C!
Then he made another vow, this one more personal. Aida Ken, this isn't the last you've seen of Fujikawa Masato!