By The Swings

"Why do you keep looking at me?"

It was recess. The other students were playing hopscotch, or by the slide, or eating lunch.

Cobalt sat on the swing, staring blankly. He didn't really have any friends, just a few acquaintances he can get along with, so he sat by himself. It was just another bland, normal day where he minded his own business and did nothing but stare blankly and watch everyone else.

Except a short, pink-haired figure stood in front of him.

"I said, why do you keep looking at me?"

Everyone knew Coral. She didn't play hopscotch, or talk about girly things like Barbie or Tina Sometimes, and is freaky strong. A rather buff, tall man had leered over her, and she had grabbed his wrist and broke it in a second.

Needless to say, everyone kind of avoided her.

"I look at everyone," answered Cobalt, suppressing the sudden urge to run for the hills and never look back. "Nothing personal."

"Huh." If Cobalt were to guess, she was furrowing her eyebrows. He wouldn't know, a good deal of her face are hidden by her bangs. "What do you think of me when you do?"

"When you look at me, what do you think?"

"Huh." Well, that was a simple question. "I think you're weird."

Coral looked slightly thrown off by that answer. Cobalt started feeling nervous, but didn't show it.

"I said, I think you're weird."

Coral stood there for a second, taking that answer in.

Fear started to settle in his stomach. Was she going to break his wrist? Karate-chop him? Drag him to the nearest volcano, feed him to it and cook marshmallows over his burning corpse?

Suddenly, a smile started to spread on her face.

"... Uh..."

This was starting to creep him out.

"Didn't take you for the blunt type."


"I know that I'm not that notable and all... But I've never really seen the point in hiding what I think of others," he answered honestly, furrowing his eyebrows.


Coral grinned.

"You know what, Cobalt, I think I like you," she said, sitting on the swing next to him. "I'm sure we'll get along."

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