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“C’mon, why the hell is he taking so long?” You muttered to yourself, blowing air from your blown-up cheeks. You’d agreed to go out with Alfred as he needed an honest opinion on some new clothes he wanted.

As you rather liked men’s clothes, the foureyes figured you were a perfect choice. Also if something didn’t suit him, you were blunt enough to tell him.

“Hey that guy looks cute, should we talk to him?” You glanced up when you saw a couple of girls hovering in your vicinity.

You sighed, ruffling your short hair. It wasn’t your fault people saw you as a boy, you supposed. You dressed in men’s clothes and acted like one. Though you didn’t really care anymore as you used to, now you’d found people who weren’t weirded out by you and your habits.

“Yo dude! Never fear as the hero is here!” Alfred jumped in front of you, striking a silly pose. You stared at him for a moment then burst out laughing. “Not cool dude...” he muttered, pouting at you.

“Sorry Alfie! Couldn’t help it!” You told him as you grinned at him. “Whatever! Let’s go!” He cried, grabbing your arm and pulling you purposefully in a direction.

You chatted with him about trivial things, smiling and laughing a lot. It was only when you saw people muttering and pointing at the two of you that you realised what you must look like to others.

Suddenly feeling uncomfortable with the situation, you let go of his arm, stuffing your hands in your pockets. He blinked and looked at you curiously as he felt the warmth on his arm disappear, feeling a bit sad.

“Something wrong?” He asked, trying to sound casual. You shook your head, keeping your eyes on your feet. He shrugged, but didn’t want to push you. “It’s in here.”



You swung your feet as you waited for the loudmouth to emerge in his new outfit. The plush seat you were sitting on was quite bouncy and you giggled, poking and flattening the velvety material between your fingers.

“Alfred? You ready yet?” You called, watching the red curtain for some sign of movement. “Not yet.” Came his reply. “Geez, you get dressed like a girl!” You retorted, standing up when the curtain twitched.

The curtain slid back, the metal rings clinking against the rail. “Well?” Alfred asked, doing a slow turn for you. You looked at him awkwardly, scratching your cheek.

“You look like.... a dork.” You said, raising your eyebrow at him. He sighed, feeling defeated. “Wait here, I’ll get you some stuff.” With that you skipped out of the changing rooms and to the men’s section.

A dark blue T-shirt here, some black jeans there, you managed to snag a woolly jumper as well.  “Alfred? Here, try these.” You said, handing them to him through the curtain.

Having to wait again, you took your seat and played with the hems of your large shirt. “And now?” Alfred appeared out of the stall, holding out his arms and cocking his head.

“Much better! Even if I do say so myself.” You grinned, feeling satisfied with your choice. Alfred, tugged at the shirt. “Err, if I don’t mind me asking, how did you know my size?”

You shrugged and smiled at him. “Just a gut feeling.” He returned your smile with appreciation. “Well, I’m getting these. You can go on ahead to the counter, I’ll see you there.”

Nodding, you walked off in the direction of the cashier’s desk, having to pass through the woman’s section of the shop. As you strode past a rail, stuffed to the brim with frilly skirts and dresses you paused, one of your hands trailing along the soft material.

You examined your skin next to the pastel colour of the dress and sighed, biting your lip. “Just as I thought... It doesn’t suit me after all...” You muttered, a wave of depression settling over your head.

Even if you were a tomboy, perhaps it would feel nice to have at least someone not immediately assume you were a boy. You wore boyish clothes because they were more comfortable and you acted differently because you felt it was more fun not having to abide by unspoken rules set by up-tight princesses.

“You okay?” You felt a warm hand on your shoulder, glancing up to see Alfred, his worried gaze aimed at the moisture in clouding your vision.

Nodding halfheartedly, you rubbed your eyes, the rough fabric of your sleeves grazing your skin. He sighed seeing your bravado, getting the clothes you picked out for him and buying them quickly.

The large plastic bag in one hand, the other holding onto your wrist, he tugged you in seemingly a random direction. “Al-Alfred? Where are we going?” You said, having trouble trying to keep up with his long strides.

“You’ll see.” He muttered, loosening his grip on your wrist and interlacing your fingers together. A blush crept up onto your cheeks and when you looked at him, you saw the tips of his ears burning.

Several looks followed you on the street, but when you tried to let go of his hand, he didn’t let you. Your legs starting to feel tired, you bumped into his back when he stopped in front of a shop. “Wanna get one?” He asked, gesturing at the shop display.

Curiously you scanned the place through the window. It seemed to be an..... ice-cream parlour? “Sure, I guess.” The radiant grin he threw at you, made you smile at him unconsciously.

“Heya, I’ll have a milkshake deluxe with chocolate please.” You blinked at him. Milkshake? The man behind the counter nodded and started preparing. “And for you?”

“Err, yes! I-I’ll have (f/f), please.” The man chuckled and set about making the two. Though when you were about to reach for your wallet, Alfred shook his head. “I’ll get it, don’t worry.”

The two of you walked out of the shop, each with a milkshake topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce in hand. Alfred pulled you down on a bench outside, sitting cross-legged.

You slurped some of the cold mixture through the straw, blushing when the taste hit your mouth. “Alfred! This is good!” You said, smiling happily and drinking some more. “Thought so.” He replied, happily watching you.

“It’s as I thought.” He murmured softly, his soft bespectacled gaze soft as he looked at you. “You look much better when you smile.”

“Eh?” You turned to him, your expression quizzical. “You look your best just as you are you know. I mean, I like you the way you are, you don’t have to wear different clothes or anything. You look cute no matter what you wear.”

As he spoke, his face grew redder and he sunk into the collar of his jacket. “No what I meant was... I mean I saw you looking sad so I wanted to-... no.” He looked you straight in the eye. “You don’t have to change for me.... That’s all I wanted to say.”

You chuckled. “Geez, Alfie, why so serious?” You teased, ruffling his hair up.  He growled at you, mussing your own hair up.

“Hey!” You grabbed him tightly, bringing your mouth to his ear. He blushed and smiled, nodding.

“Thank you.”
“Anytime, anytime.”
Holy crapola! Did I just finish part of an art trade I agreed to today? O.o

Guess I did! This one was part of an art trade with :iconfairytailrox98:

Heheheh, hope you enjoyed love! (Though in my opinion reader-tan could be a bit more tomboyish)

Also I actually went to an icecream/milkshake parlour thing ^^

It was so yummy!

Erm anyway, please enjoy and tell me what you think, feedback is as always appreciated!

Also if you want a hand in deciding the plot and character you read about next, please vote in the poll ^^
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RandomPerson1011 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Writer
Me and my best friend are total tomboys... We both don't like pink that much, we both hardly wear dresses or skirts and my friend even wear boxers! Ah~ we are so awesome
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shihachii Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are indeed!
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RandomPerson1011 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Writer
But of course not as awesome as Prussia
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Yurrai Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Interface Designer
this is my life xD I'm always dressed like a boy my hair to one time a girl thought I was a boy and tried to flirt with me x) still is as awesome as always good job!
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shihachii Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, really?

That's... wow!

And thanks love!
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whiterockshooter15 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
I agree with shihagami.~ :trophy:
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shihachii Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm happy to hear it!
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KateTheFox Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I really liked this story! My friends actually used to tell me that I need to be more like a girl because i don't like really girly things. oh well i like who i am. x3
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shihachii Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If you're satisfied with yourself then you definitely don't need to change yourself girl!
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karks1992 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Awww this is really cute :)
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shihachii Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks love!
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karks1992 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
You're welcome :)
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Roronoa-D-Riku Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOOHOO!! Usually I don't read AmericaxReaders but with this one I had to since it was a tomboy. LOVE IT!!
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shihachii Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You a tomboy then? ^^

And thanks love!
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Roronoa-D-Riku Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hardcore tomboy, i am....and always will be...amazing how i was a hardcore girly-girl in elementary.....*shudders* oh god....horrible poofy pink dress
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shihachii Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ugh, I still dislike dresses....
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Roronoa-D-Riku Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconpewdiebrofistplz:

forever a tomboy, i say
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shihachii Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Heheheh :iconstephanobrofistplz:
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PPPSSSHHHHWWAAAA SO CUTE! :iconeweplz:
You awesome writer, you.
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shihachii Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Heheheh ^///^

Thanks Melon-chan!
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khfan12 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   General Artist
Oh my gosh, this is so cute!! :)

*is an America, Japan and Norway lover*
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shihachii Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Squeal!

I love Norway too!

And thanks :D
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khfan12 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   General Artist
No problem~
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shadowXtikalfan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Awwwww!!!

I know the feeling, I do tend to dress up as a guy as well. Though I like dressing femeniet, I tend to put my hair up in a hot, so I look like a guy. I do feel a bit down at times though, I wish someone could say that to me :(
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shihachii Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Everybody wants someone to tell them something like this and the trick is to find someone who'll accept you for who you are.

They'll love you for yourself and not for the outside. Besides, you seem really nice, so I'm sure you'll find the person for you! Don't give up hope! I'm sure they're out there somewhere :D

(If you do find the one, don't let go of him, 'kay?)
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shadowXtikalfan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
hahah will do!

And thanks, you seem pretty awsome to chat with.
Sadly im not online on this site much
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shihachii Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
E-eh? No problem at all ^///^

And don't worry! If you're online and want a chat, I'm pretty much always available! :D
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shadowXtikalfan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
hahahah alright then thans :D
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shihachii Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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spookbaby Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So cuuute~ >//u//<
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shihachii Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Heheheh thanks Mew-chan! ^///^
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spookbaby Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
>//u//<
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hetalialover17 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved it!
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shihachii Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm very glad to hear it!
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hetalialover17 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your well come I really did loved it it decrided me. Did I spell that right?
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shihachii Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Erm, nope ^^

it's "it described me" ^^

You almost got it right though!
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hetalialover17 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Er no me cause I am a tomboy.
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GamerKelly101 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Artist
So cute! :iconcraiplz: I love the little details you write in!
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shihachii Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Heheheehe ^//^

I'm glad to hear you liked it!
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Dodo-san Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
I have a cousin kinda like this. It's seriously funny especially when we go to shops and people call her a boy. XD
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shihachii Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aaaaw is she alright with it?

If she isn't that kind of sad!
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Dodo-san Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
No, she actually kinda likes it. She even has a best friend that used to be really girly, but now she's turned her into a tomboy too, and they both look like boys. This is another weird memory, but one day we (my cousin, her friend and I) were taking a neighbors dog on a walk and it must have looked rather akward as I was the only one that looked like a girl among them. :D
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shihachii Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Heheheh but it's moment like that that you remember!
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Dodo-san Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Yup! :D
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LinksHetalianSheikah Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD Geeze, Reader-chan sounds a LOT like me; if it wasn't for my huge "doves" (please, assholes of school, stop staring T-T), and if my hair was curly like my best friend's ex boyfriend, people would seriously think I was a guy XD It's just my personality and how I dress XD
I love this!!! ^-^ Once again, you show your brilliance, Shihagami! :tighthug:
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shihachii Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks Sheikah ^///^

And really? Well not that your appearance really matters eh? ^^
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LinksHetalianSheikah Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ^-^ :hug:

XD I guess you're right. ...Is it wrong that I wish that I looked like a guy? XD It's purely so I can catch the (bitches) popular girls in my school pointing at me and saying, "'Look! That guy is so hot! Do you think I have a chance at seducing him?' 'No way; I would be able to charm him, not you you fugly skank.'" so I could face them, laugh, and say, "I KNEW you all were homosexual." XD
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shihachii Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That would be so funny!

And well, I guess it isn't wrong, but if it's just for that reason...
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LinksHetalianSheikah Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD Yes, it would be.

Well, it's just that I'm worried people will think I'm homosexual if I do that; I do NOT care if OTHERS are gay straight or bi (I'll accept them no matter what), but I want to be able to get a guy in the future (if I even decide to date and get married) instead of having a lot of women line up because they think I'm homosexual when I'm not.
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shihachii Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's a good point ^^

I'm kind of scared I think, in correlation to relationships I mean... I know I'll probably meet someone to spend the rest of my days with, but I dread to think what'll happen if I don't...
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