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, okay? Thanks.
In Order of appearance..
Utena ....... Haruka
Juri ........ Michiru
Touga ....... Michiru
Saionji ..... Haruka
Miki ........ Haruka
Other appearances by:
Guidance Councilor .... Michiru
"Where should we put up our tent, Utena sama?" Anthy
looked up at
her fiancée questioningly. "Perhaps we should wait to
see where Saionji
sempai puts his?" she added in a low voice.
"I'm sleeping in the bus," Juri grumbled "How can
anyone sleep on a
hard ground is beyond..." she petered off as she saw Touga
start putting up
his monstrosity of a tent. It looked as if it could sleep 20!
[[Note from Touga: No, just me and whomever I feel is worthy. And
I have an
air mattress. Would you like to share... Utena?]]
[[Note from Saionji: Would I like to share _Utena_? Not on a bet!]]
[[Note from Utena: Har har, that's not what he meant Dust-For-Brains!
And sure, Touga, I'll share, but where I go, Anthy goes ....]]
"Let Saionji avoid _us_ if he wants to," Utena said
firmly. "We'll put
our tent right over here, under the shade of this tree. If it rains,
it'll help shelter us."
"Wait a minute!" Saionji interrupted, looking over at
the two of them.
"Did you say 'our' tent? You're not sleeping in one tent! There's
for everyone to have their own tent! Isn't that right, Councilor?"
looked around, frowning. "Where'd she go?"
Breaking out the library book he'd borrowed on camping, Miki consulted
the chapter on 'Putting Up a Tent'. He clicked his stopwatch, then
marked the page open, then broke out his tent and began trying to
the instructions. He looked up in surprise at the sound of the bus
"Have fun kids!" She yelled as the bus roared away.
[[Note from Guidance Councilor: Me? Spend the week-end in the woods
Tenjou Utena and THESE kids? HA!]]
"Your loss," he smiled at the pink haired goddess.
[[Note from Juri: You two clash anyway. In colour AND attitude.
Where does that guidance Councilor think she's going??? When I get
school, I'm going to L-O-O-K at her!!!!]]
Anthy pulled the kerchief out of her hair, and wiped her hands
her apron, looking at the area she put up the tent, and neatened
up for her
and Utena sama.
"It's ready, Utena sama," she smiled.
[[Note from Juri: Does she EVER do any of her own work, Anthy?]]
[[Note from Anthy: Of course.]]
[[Note from Juri: When?]]
[[Note from Anthy: Well... uh... give me a few moments to think...]]
[[Note from Utena: I'm perfectly willing to do my share, Juri! It's
just that Anthy gets to it before I have a chance - like now! Not
I don't appreciate it, Anthy, don't get me wrong!]]
Staring in amazement, Utena could only shake her head. "You're
wonder, Anthy. It looks great! I didn't think you knew anything
camping - how'd you know how to put up a tent?"
[[Note from Anthy: I appreciate that, Utena same *beam*]]
Anthy took her apron off, and folded it. "Oh, it was easy,"
smiled. "Only problem is, we both forgot to pack matches, Utena
Anthy bowed her head, waiting for a reprimand for her thoughtlessness.
"Aw, that's okay," Utena said, patting Anthy's shoulder.
someone here brought matches, and we'll all be sharing one big fire
anyway, won't we?" She looked over at Miki. "Hey, Miki,
matches, didn't you?"
Tying one of the ropes to a post, Miki glanced up at Utena. He
the tie, then stood straight and clicked his stopwatch. "Matches?
But I brought a lighter." He removed it from his bag and clicked
Nothing happened. "Hmm," he frowned, "no fluid? I
borrowed it from Kozue without asking if it was filled ...."
"Oh, that's okay. I'm sure someone else has matches or something."
She turned toward where Juri stood staring in shock at the direction
bus went. "Oiy, Juri! Wake up! You got matches?"
Juri looked over. "Matches? Why? I don't smoke."
"For a _fire_, Juri!" Utena said, trying not to sound
"We'll need to cook our food, right?" She sighed and looked
Dumbass, then shook her head and faced Touga instead, smiling with
relief. "YOU remembered to bring matches, didn't you, Touga?"
"Actually, no," he smiled. "Saionji, you did bring
"Yes, I did, and it's all gassed up," he said, giving
Ugly Tomboy a
smug look. "I haven't used it since I loaned it to you last
Touga, and I know you filled it back up after you and Nanami took
[[Note from Utena: Wanna bet?]]
"Nanami was supposed to have done that..."
[[Note from Juri: Note TO Juri: never go camping again...]]
The smug look disappeared from Saionji's handsome face. He rushed
check the gas levels on his cooker. "EMPTY?!" he screamed.
[[Note from Utena: I knew it.]]
The stopwatch held steady without being clicked. "You mean
we have no
way to cook food?"
Utena sighed. "We might be able to rub two sticks together
[[Note from Saionji: Like your legs?]]
[[Note from Utena: Shut up, Dumbass! We're having a serious moment
"The Councilor probably had the matches, and who knows if
coming back for us at all," Saionji grumbled. "Maybe it
was all a plot
to get rid of all the duelists at once."
"Hmmm, you might be right. We're all here, and Juri was signed
up without knowing who did it," he stood in repose, knowing
that all thought
[[Note from Juri: Always knew he was full of himself, but I didn't
he was full of sh-]]
[[Note from Anthy: Oh, dear!!!]]
"Don't go making up stupid stories, Saionji!" Utena
said angrily. "No
one would do that deliberately! Of course she's coming back for
after the weekend is over! Until then we just have to co-operate
what we can to survive!"
"I think Utena is right." He glanced toward Anthy. "After
isn't likely that the Chairman would allow his sister to be abandoned
the woods, is it?"
"I wouldn't put anything past him," Saionji muttered.
"Assistant Chairman," she corrected Miki. "But
maybe he doesn't
know about this. Did you notice we're the only ones here? Out of
entire school, only the five of you signed, and I was signed up
"At least I'm here with you, Utena sama," Anthy smiled
"Somehow I doubt there's ever anything going on that Akio
about," Utena murmured.
Glancing toward Ugly Tomboy, Saionji had to admit (but only to
that she had a point for once. Akio Ohtori was never anything less
in total control.
The stopwatch clicked. "I suggest we start gathering firewood
seeing if any of us have talent as Scouts for lighting a fire without
Anthy went into the woods and began to pick up sticks of wood
for a fire. She was glad to be in overalls instead of a school uniform--
[[Note from Anthy: I do think I'd look cute in overalls :)]]
as the uniform wouldn't provide any protection. It was hard to believe
were alone with no supervision. The oldest of them was 17--
[[Note from Juri: Though, as they're both guys, it doesn't count
than... oh, 8 years of maturity. Between the two of them. Luckily,
[[Note from Touga: Oh, shut up.]]
[[Note from Anthy: Please don't interrupt me. I'm trying to set
a mood and
place here. Thank you.]]
and at least Utena sama was with them. She looked up. Hmmm.... Clouds
coming in a bit. It didn't smell like rain, so she didn't worry.
She headed back into camp. "I have some wood, Utena sama!"
Standing up from her crouch, Utena grinned at Anthy. "That's
I've just dug a firepit, so now we have a place to put it all."
At least it looked like there was plenty of wood for their fire,
Saionji thought as he picked up a few more sticks. Too bad Ugly
couldn't drag herself out of camp to HELP them all.
[[Note from Utena: Hey, I dug the firepit! We had to do that first,
you Dumbass! And Lord knows YOU wouldn't dirty your hands scraping
[[Note from Saionji: Digging in the dirt is not for the likes of
YOU, however, were born to that sort of thing ....]]
[[Note from Miki: I appreciate your efforts, Utena. Because of my
piano playing, I must protect my hands to some degree ....]]
[[Note from Anthy: =) ]]
Anthy put some of the wood into the firepit. "I saw in a
show that they start with twigs and grass cause it's easier to catch
"I hate this place," she dumped wood down beside Utena.
these little sticky seed things all of by pants," she grumbled,
a few more small, barbed seed pods. "I hate the wilderness,
I hate wild
animals, and plants and little stickums and bugs and trees and dirt
anything that smacks of outside. I also hate men," she added
with a growl,
glancing over at Touga and Saionji. "Which is pretty much wild
anyway. I like the city."
[[Note from Touga: Do you like ANYTHING???]]
[[Note from Juri: Read the last sentence Dumbass.]]
[[Note from Anthy: No, Dumbass is Saionji.]]
[[Note from Juri: Excuse me. Read the last sentence Ugly Butt-face.]]
[[Note from Anthy: *giggle*]]
[[Note from Touga: *black glare*]]
"That's a good idea, Anthy," Miki said. "Also,
if we could find some
flint, we'd have a better chance of creating a spark than with just
rubbing sticks together."
[[Note from Miki: I certainly hope I don't factor into your opinions
of men, Juri-san ><]]
[[Note from Juri: No, you're not like other men, Miki. You're too
young to have
become one yet, anyway.]]
"Flint? Hmmm. I wonder where we'd find flint."
"Here we go," Touga kneeled down and began to rub two
together. "Indians could do it, and I'm better than they are."
[[Note from Juri: Good grief.]]
The stopwatch clicked. "We'd be more likely to find flint
mountains than in the woods, I'm afraid," Miki said, peering
Touga's shoulder to see if he was having any success.
Shaking her head sadly as she watched Touga's pathetic attempts,
leaned close to Anthy and whispered, "If flint is needed, maybe
should knock Touga and Saionji's heads together over the fire."
[[Note from Saionji: You are not funny.]]
[[Note from Anthy: *giggle* Utena sama!]]
Touga watched as his valiant efforts produced a bit of smoke.
moment later a nice little flame was licking merrily around the
[[Note from Juri: You know, on Survivor they tried for hours to
get a fire
and it took you, what? A minute?]]
[[Note from Touga: Hush. That was real life. I am an anime character,
as such, I am charmed, except for those times when bad things HAVE
[[Note from Miki: *CLICK* I vote we not look a gift horse in the
"That's wonderful, Touga! If we can make a fire, we can at
"What can I say, I'm impressed," Utena admitted. "Congratulations,
Touga. Were you a Boy Scout?"
"You're a sore loser."
[[Note from Anthy: Nothing personal, just, this is the part when
we hear a
big clap of thunder, and the rain comes down.]]
"Oh, dear!" Anthy cried, grabbing Utena and pulling
"Great." She looked over to where she had a tent...
ready to go
"But the FIRE ...!" Utena said desperately, then dropped
ground inside the tent with a sigh. She looked at Anthy with a resigned
smile. "At least we're dry."
Relieved that he seemed to have followed the book's instructions
correctly when it came to putting up a tent, Miki started to zip
flap closed behind him when he realized Juri's tent wasn't ready
"Juri, do you want to join me until the rain lets up?"
"Blasted rain!" Saionji cursed as he quickly disappeared
tent. This was a bad omen. No - finding out Ugly Tomboy was coming
the bad omen. Somehow, this rain had to be _her_ fault. Worst of
she was now huddled up cozily in a little tent with _his_ Anthy!
[[Note from Utena: *thhhrrrrppp!*]]
With a sigh, she went and crawled into Miki's tent with him. "Sorry
about this. And don't tell Kozue. I like living."
"We can build another fire late, Utena sama," Anthy
the tent closed. "I'm glad I put the rain canvas on the tent."
"I don't understand, but I won't say anything if you don't
want me to,"
Miki said to Juri. He made himself more comfortable on his sleeping
bag. "I hope we'll survive the weekend," he murmured.
"I don't know
how well everyone will co-operate."
"It's not too bad in here, is it?" Utena said happily.
"Dry as a
bone. You're amazing, Anthy. How did you learn how to camp so
[[Note from Saionji: From my shining example, of course! We camped
when we were engaged, and it was a wonderful experience.]]
[[Note from Utena: Wow, and she came back alive?]]
[[Note from Anthy: We used a camper.]]