The Camping Trip
Shoujo Kakumei Utena: The Hidden Chapters
Haruka & Kiryuu
This is our first attempt at an Utena fic.
We haven't even done ones on our own :)
Our disclaimer: We've only seen to episode
29, so don't bug us.
We don't own the characters (Though we wish
We did... Utena locked in our basement in
Chains... heh heh) Saito Chiho and the
Be-PaPas own them, though.
This is fanfiction and may not follow the
'Ways of the Ohtori World'. If things are
a little different, just remember: It's just
fanfiction. Not the end of the world.
I made a funny. (And didn't mean to.)
Wanna add more, Ruka?
Nah, you've pretty much summed it up. Oh,
wait a minute, yeah, one thing. Like usual,
we don't want this fic posted anywhere else,
In Order of appearance..
Utena ....... Haruka
Juri ........ Michiru
Touga ....... Michiru
Saionji ..... Haruka
Miki ........ Haruka
Other appearances by:
Guidance Councilor .... Michiru
Anthy slowly packed, her expression neutral. How did this happen?
she thought to herself. Utena was always an active girl, and loved
but how did SHE, ANTHY, get caught up in going CAMPING?
She looked around at the various supplies, a tent, sleeping bags,
food, and various other implements of torture--- uh, camping.
She sighed. Why me?
"Hey, Anthy! Are you about ready?" called out the pink-haired
she entered the room and dumped down another load of supplies. "I
this should do it, huh? We're prepared for anything!" She turned
Anthy and noticed the flash of a dubious look before she could school
her expression again. "Hey, are you okay with this? I know
love nature - animals and plants and all that. I think you'll really
like the wilderness."
"Of course, Utena sama," Anthy smiled at her. "I'm
right." She wasn't sure. She wasn't the outdoors type at all.
Utena sama wanted her to camp, she would camp.
"Well, it's not just _me_, Anthy. This is a school trip,
all - I just elected to go on it." She paused. "If you
want to go, I'm sure you can still take your name off the list."
"I'll go with you, Utena sama," Anthy sighed inwardly.
have been nice if they hadn't gone. She knew most, if not all, the
council would be going. It would have been nice to be... She blinked
her thoughts. Alone with Utena sama. Without the others to be around.
threats of duels both on and off the dueling grounds.
But she wanted to go camping. So Anthy would go as well. And
hoped she would survive....
"Great! Now let's go before we miss the bus!" She gathered
as much stuff
as she could and headed out the door.
Juri sighed, looking up at the forest as she walked to the bus.
she got roped into a stupid camping trip she would never know. It
a lot of kids going. But here she was, a sleeping bag and pup tent
on her back.
It was going to be hell.
"Hello, Juri. Going on the camping trip?" He smiled,
amused at the
younger girl. "I didn't think of you as the outdoorsy type."
"I'm not. SOMEONE signed me up."
All heads turned and the masses sighed in unadulterated bliss
observed the devastating beauty that was Kyouichi Saionji. With
lack of proper stewards, he was forced to carry his own provisions
the bus, but at least he did so with grace.
[[Note from Utena: He's not gonna write like that through the whole
story, is he? -_-;*]]
He frowned when he noticed Anthy Himemiya approaching with the ugly
tomboy, Utena Tenjou, who was not a worthy adversary and certainly
deserving of the Rose Bride.
"Come on, Anthy!" Utena urged as she hurried toward
the bus. She saw
Saionji the Dumbass boarding it already, looking as if he expected
trumpeters to sound a fanfare at his arrival. She sighed, hoping
wouldn't blather on about his boring self for the _entire_ ride
might have to throw him out the bus window.
[[Note from Saionji: You're so lowly and crude you don't even
_realize_ you're lowly and crude!}}
[[Note from Utena: Aw, shaddup!]]
The stopwatch clicked. It was high time they were on the road
everyone!" he urged. "We're already behind schedule!"
He nodded a
greeting at Anthy and smiled. "I'm glad you're coming along.
much of a camper." He blushed sheepishly. "Well, I've
_camped_ before - so this trip should be very educational, don't
Anthy smiled at Miki from beneath her load. Utena sama was
carrying more, but she wasn't all that big herself.
"I'm sure it will be very interesting," she nodded.
[[Note from Anthy: There isn't going to be any fighting, is
there, Utena sama?]]
"I've never gone camping either, but Utena sama thought it
"Is there a reason you're toting the Rose Bride along, Utena?"
"There isn't any reason for her not to come," he pushed
through his beautiful, thick red mane that all women seemed to love,
sparklies to emanate from him.
[[Note from Touga: I can't be sued for using sparklies, can I? I
mean, Hotohori shouldn't be able to keep them all for himself.]]
[[Note from Juri You're such a loser...]]
"As I as saying, she is a student here," he ignored Juri's
meandering (loser indeed!!), and started to load his baggage onto
Quickly unloading what she carried onto the bus, Utena glanced
Juri. "Touga's right, Anthy has as much right to come as anyone,
she spends too much time alone. Everyone should go camping _once_
their lives." She went back to take Anthy's load from her and
Miki. "So you're a new camper, too, Miki? You and Anthy will
be okay -
I can't be the only experienced person here." She looked back
Touga, Juri, and Dumbass. "At least I hope not."
[[Note from Utena: Fighting, Anthy? Um ... I don't _think_ so ....]]
"I think Touga and Saionji camped together when they were
considering Touga's station, he probably did so in a luxury trailer
at least one maid and butler along." He clicked his stopwatch.
everyone's ready, let's board the bus!"
Juri headed onto the bus with a sigh. She went to the back of
and sat in a seat, on the outer edge, and just stared at people,
DARING them to
try to sit with her.
[[Note from Juri: Luckily they know better.]]
Plopping into a front seat, Anthy sat and waited for Utena sama.
watched as Touga got onto the bus, batting at the sparklies that
still surrounded him
[[Note from Touga: How do you turn these things off?!?!]]
Bounding onto the bus, Utena dropped onto the seat beside Anthy
grinned at her. "Let's get this show on the road!"
[[Note from Utena: I think my sparklies only show up when I'm kicking
butt in sports - I never noticed. Anthy, do I have sparklies?]]
Lounging gracefully in his seat across from Touga, Saionji scowled
the direction of Ugly Tomboy and then shifted his gaze to Anthy,
expression softening. She was such lovely creature - truly deserving
his own beauty and style. He would use this trip to impress her,
suitably shame Ugly Tomboy to a degree that she would never show
(and I use the term loosely) face in public again.
[[Note from Saionji: I used to have sparklies. I think Touga got
sparklies and that why he can't control them.]]
[[Note from Utena: I'll 'sparkly' YOU if you keep insulting me.]]
The stopwatch clicked. Miki took his seat on the bus last and
patiently for the driver to start their trip.
[[Note from Miki: Um, who's driving?]]
"Hello, Utena sama!"
[[Note from Anthy: In my eyes, you always have sparklies, Utena
[[Note from Touga: Away foul sparklies!!!!]]
[[Note from Juri: I'm surrounded by babies...]]
"All right everyone! We're about to leave. Everyone BEEEEE
on this trip! No yelling, screaming or throwing things!!! Tenjou
Utena, BE GOOD!!!"
She got behind the wheel and started the bus.
Utena made a face at the back of the guidance counselor. Why,
people, did it have to be the one woman with an unreasonable grudge
[[Note from Saionji: You underestimate yourself. Plenty of others
hate your guts, too.]]
[[Note from Utena: At least I _have_ guts, unlike a certain spineless
jellyfish I know.]]
[[Note from Anthy: Oh dear...]]
Juri sat back in her seat, and pulled out a bag of jellybeans
Buttered Popcorn, of course. Though Root Beer is good...). This
to be a long trip.
She watched the scenery go by, changing from city to country. Rice
fields passed by her window, all neat and orderly (unlike some people...),
and the woods loomed.
Anthy continued to smile and wish she hadn't come. What did she
about camping? At least she and Utena sama had a tent to themselves.
"....Sixty-five bottles of beer on the wall, sixty-five bottles
beer! If one of those bottles should happen to fall, there'll be
sixty-four bottles of beer on the wall!" Utena sang happily
as she had
been since they left. She had found the perfect way to drown out
Dumbass' boring prattle. She nudged Anthy. "You're not singing!
on! Sixty-four bottles of beer on the wall, sixty-four bottles of
"And then I said ...." Saionji turned away from Touga
and frowned in
the Ugly Tomboy's direction. She was going to make everyone insane
that nerve-destroying song, and she had a lousy singing voice to
"....If one of those bottle should happen to fall, there'll
sixty-three bottles of beer on the wall!" Miki sang along with
actually enjoying himself. He clicked his stopwatch and smiled
encouragingly at Anthy, hoping she'd join in.
[[Note from Saionji: Did I mention that I wanted to wring Miki's
for encouraging that pink-haired, frog-voiced eyesore?]]
[[Note from Utena: Wait'll you hear my rendition of Henry the
[[Note from Anthy: *sigh* oh dear...]]
"...Sixty-two bottles of beer on the wall, sixty-two bottles
beer. If one of those bottles should happen to fall, there'll be
bottles of beer on the wall." Anthy sung, sounding a touch
She wasn't a good signer.
"Oh, look, Utena-sama! We're going into the woods now!"
happily as trees started to line the road. The bus was on a sharper
as they went up into the hills.
"Thank God," she murmured, tired of the beer song. She
glad Shiori hadn't gone on the trip. She was wishing she hadn't.
was so full of himself...
[[Note from Juri: Whoever signed me up on this will die. I'm a city
not a country girl.]]
"Hey, look, Anthy! It's a deer-crossing sign! We might see
the woods, or foxes, or rabbits ...," she paused and looked
at the other
girl. "Um, be careful what you choose to bring home with you,
"She'd be wise to leave you _behind_ in the woods when she
Saionji said under his breath. The mental picture of Ugly Tomboy
wandering lost in the forest forever made him smile.
[[Note from Utena: I thought you had to have half a brain to make
mental pictures. Guess not.]]
The stopwatch clicked. They would be arriving soon, from the looks
it. Miki was rather relieved that his twin hadn't decided to come
along, although he was equally concerned about what mischief she
getting in during his absence. Oh well, as long as he didn't have
see it happening, maybe he could pretend it wasn't. Or at least
it for the time being. He looked over at Juri and wondered who had
dared sign her up against her will.
[[Note from Utena: It was Saionji, Juri! Kill him! Kill him!]]
[[Note from Saionji: It was not! Don't listen to her, she's mentally
[[Note from Miki: *CLICK*]]
"Utena sama, I wouldn't take a deer home with us! Maybe a
nice porcupine or skunk," she smiled, gently teasing her fiancée.
"Makes me glad I don't live with them," Touga chuckled.
[[Note from Juri: Me too! Hmmm, Saionji signed me up, huh? Where's
[[Note from Anthy: Oh dear...]]
[[Note from Saionji: Juri, I said it wasn't ME! Why would I want
Turning slightly pale, Utena studied Anthy's features to make
wasn't serious. "Anthy, I want you to promise me something.
you won't go anywhere NEAR a skunk if you see one!" She smiled
"That includes Saionji."
The devilishly handsome green-haired boy schooled his expression
that Ugly Tomboy wouldn't realize he had heard her. In fact, Anthy
given him a great idea. Maybe he could use one of the disagreeable
creatures of the woods to foil the pink-haired demon and humiliate
beyond belief. He chuckled to himself fiendishly.
[[Note from Juri: For that, you die anyway.]]
"Utena sama!" she gasped, then began to giggle. "No,
sama, no skunks. Maybe a cute little possum or a bat?"
"A ... bat?" she gulped. "They're night creatures,
aren't they? We
don't want it keeping us awake. And won't a possum try to eat Chuchu?"
[[Note from Saionji: I vote for the possum!]]
The stopwatch clicked. Miki peered out the window and grinned.
[[Note from Juri: Good, we're here. First thing to unpack-- sword
murderously at Saionji*]]
"No, Utena sama, possums don't eat monkeys, they eat fruit
leaves," she smiled patiently at Utena sama.
"Yay, we're here," she said with a lack of enthusiasm.
get to camp. With the bugs, the bats, deer, possums, fox, skunk,"
glanced at Saionji, "and dirt. Can't forget the dirt."
"This will be fun, won't it Saionji," Touga grinned,
"Ladies first," he bobbed to Utena.
[[Note from Saionji: Juri, stop that! The only reason I said that
because you hate camping and will complain the entire time! Like
just did, I might add.]]
[[Note from Utena: Sai-on-ji's in trou-ble! :D]]
"Yes, it should be most enjoyable," Saionji agreed with
frowned at the way he seemed to consider Ugly Tomboy a lady. Or
being, for that matter. Touga always did have strange tastes.
"Come on, Anthy, let's get our gear." Utena quickly
left Touga behind
to pick up their stuff. She never knew how to take him or his advances,
and found he was best avoided.
Having already removed his gear from the bus, Miki put it down
campground and clicked his stopwatch. He looked around. It was a
good-sized clearing, with plenty of room for all their tents. Further
away through the trees, he could see a lake and was glad he'd brought
bathing suit along.
[[Note from Juri: Where's my sword?]]