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
"Thank you, Utena sama," Anthy said as she plugged the
hole of the air-mattress. "The air mattress is ready, too,"
she smiled, spreading the blanket over it. It was big enough to
take up all but a foot of space in the tent. "We'll be comfortable
His magnificence clicked the 'on' button to his portable, battery
operated heater. With a sigh of general relief, he warmed his hands
on it before setting the camping toaster on top of it, and putting
4 slices of thick, home-made bread into it. At least HE would eat.
[[Note from Sumire: How did these bumpkins get into OUR story
area, anyway? hmph.]] [[Note from Utena: Who the heck are you?!]]
Bouncing lightly onto the air mattress, Utena flopped back, her
hair splaying out around her. "This is _really_ comfy!"
she said. "You thought of everything! And I thought _I_ was
going to be the experienced camper on this trip!" She rolled
onto her side and took Anthy's hand in hers. "I don't say it
often enough, but I'm really glad we met, Anthy."
[[Note from Saionji: *gag*]] [[Note from Kanna: *SNIFF* Shaddup,
whoever you are - this part's sweet! Psst, Sumire, I dunno how they
got our idea, but since they did, we might as well enjoy the story,
huh?]] [[Note from Sumire: I suppose, but they SHOULD give us credit
for the idea.]] [[Note from Touga: Mmmm, butter and strawberry jam
on toast. *crunch*]]
Anthy laid on her side, facing Utena sama, and smiled softly.
"Thank you, Utena sama. I'm glad to have met you, as well.
You've been wonderful to me, and I appreciate it."
"You _deserve_ to be treated well, Anthy. I wish you'd realize
that." She rubbed her thumb over the back of the other girl's
hand. "But until you do, I'll be here to make sure that's what
[[Note from Miki: That toast sounds good ....]] [[Note from Saionji:
Hey, Touga, I thought we were friends! How about some toast?]] [[Note
from Utena: What kind of man eats and lets girls go hungry? Fiend!]]
"Thank you, Utena sama," Anthy smiled, holding Utena's
hand up to her cheek. She sighed happily.
[[Note from Touga: It's my bread. My cook made it for me this
morning before I left. The jam is home-made too, and the butter
is whipped and light. Mmmmm.]] [[Note from Juri: Ugly Butt-face.]]
A couple of hours later, the rain finally stopped, and Utena left
the tent and looked down at their sodden firepit that now looked
more like a wading pool. "Great," she sighed.
"I don't think I can do anything about this, Utena sama,"
she frowned, moving some mud around with her toe. "And the
wood and things are wet now. "Luckily, I brought chips and
lunch meat!" She smiled cheerfully. "Hotdogs can be eaten
without cooking them, too. And I brought some bottles of water,
so we don't have to worry about boiling it."
Although Ugly Tomboy was there, Saionji decided to go look at
the firepit himself. It was rather pathetic. He heard Anthy mention
a stash of food. "You'll be sharing with all of us, won't you?"
he said expectantly.
Anthy looked at him for a moment. "I'm sorry, all I brought
was enough for us two. Didn't you bring any food at all?" She
sounded mildly surprised, but was actually rather annoyed. He had
no right to think she'd ever share with anyone other than Utena
sama. If she had still been his bride, he'd hit her for even mentioning
"Hmmph! As a matter of fact, I did! Just see if I share any
of it after yours runs out, either!" Saionji stomped off into
the woods to cool off. He _had_ brought food, but unfortunately
most of it required at least heating up. It would be miserable fare
without a fire.
"Oh, dear, that wasn't very nice, was it, Utena sama?"
[[Note from Juri: serves him right. Can I have a hot dog?]] [[Note
from Utena: I guess Dumbass doesn't understand about Hammerspace
in the anime world where you can carry unlimited amounts of stuff.
Forget the hot dog, Juri, have a banana split! :) ]]
The pink-haired girl sniffed. "When is he ever nice?"
The stopwatch clicked. Miki came out of the tent, saw the sad
state of the firepit, and sighed. "Perhaps we should see if
the woods offers anything that need not be cooked, like fruit or
[[Note from Juri: It's melted. Oh well.]]
Juri followed Miki out of the tent, munching on a cracker. "Good
Thing I'm addicted to these things," she muttered. "But
Miki's right. We can't fill ourselves with things like crackers,
and we're almost out anyway. "Let's head into the woods. Make
sure you take your compass, and, if possible, something to mark
your path with."
"Good idea," Touga said, munching the last of his toast.
"Where did you get TOAST?"
"I made it on my camp heater," he shrugged. "I
can't cook food on it, but I can do toast."
"Grab the compass, Anthy," Utena suggested. "Let's
meet back here in half an hour, everyone - that way we'll make sure
no one has gotten lost."
"Saionji is already gone?" Miki looked around. "If
anyone sees him, tell him what we're doing." He clicked his
stopwatch and headed off.
Juri went into the woods at a different angle the others were
going. She decided to go down the hill, and before long, could see
water lapping at the shore of a big, silvery lake. This is good,
she thought. Water edibles.
Anthy grabbed the compass and dutifully followed Utena sama into
the woods. "What do you hope we'll find, Utena sama?"
"I don't know exactly," Utena admitted. "I mean,
I know _how_ we can get some food if we have to, but I'd rather
not do it. I like Miki's idea about finding fruits or veggies -
maybe we can find some edible mushrooms or roots or something."
She didn't want to think of how Anthy would react if they were reduced
to eating a rabbit or any other animal ....
[[Note from Miki: Technically, hot dogs are made from animals]]
[[Note from Utena: Ssh! I told Anthy they were made from old shoes.]]
[[Note from Anthy: They're not!? Ohhhhhhhhh, Uteeeeenaaaaa saaamaaa,
how COULD you betray me so!!!!!!! ;_; ]]
"Finding edible mushrooms might be hard. But maybe wild blueberries
or apples. It's just the right season for them."
[[Note from Miki: *CLICK* And the award for the best over-acting
goes to Anthy Himemiya! *crowd cheers as Miki hands Anthy the trophy.*
Congratulations, Himemiya-san! :D ]]
"Or RASPBERRIES!" Utena cried suddenly and darted forward,
falling on her knees in front of a bush. "Look, Anthy, they're
beautiful! And there are loads of them!"
[[Note from Anthy: Oh, thank you! *sniff* Thank you so much! This
wouldn't have been possible without the help of my wonderful friend
Miki, and the incomparable Utena sama!]]
"Raspberries," Anthy's eyes lit up, and she fell on
her knees next to Utena. "Did I ever tell you that I LOVE raspberries?"
She picked a handful and inelegantly shoved them into her mouth.
Giggling at the spectacle Anthy made of herself, Utena popped
another raspberry into her own mouth. "Mmm, they're good,"
she said. "We should pick as much as we can and bring them
back to camp." She hesitated, looking around. They hadn't brought
anything to carry a lot of small berries in. "Uh oh."
The handsome, green-haired young man had been walking for a long
time, finally pausing to lean back against a tree. What a fiasco
this trip was already. And how utterly unfair it was of Ugly Tomboy
to keep Anthy all to herself. He would have to punish her for that,
he thought. But how ...?
[[Note from Utena: You could tie me to a chair with nothing to
look at but a picture of you - can't think of anything worse than
that, unless it was you actually touching me ... ewwwww! *shudder*]]
[[Note from Saionji: I concur. *shudder*]]
Wiping the sweat off his brow, Miki resumed filling the bag he'd
brought with fiddleheads. He'd never had them raw, and didn't know
if they would be palatable that way, but maybe they'd be able to
get a fire going again and could boil them. There was a lot of other
growth around them that mostly got in the way, but he cleared it
as best he could in order to get at the unexpected food source.
Juri finished picking all the chestnuts that her undershirt could
hold. She had realized she'd forgotten to bring a container, so
had decided her undershirt would work. Tying the holes closed, she
climbed the tree and filled it up. Finally, climbing down, she carefully
put her weight on all the branches as she descended. Midway down,
she heard a sharp crack. "Uh oh." Her world fell out from
under her as she dropped 10 feet and into the lake.
"Mmph ermm mmmm nnn mmm," Anthy mmphed, as she ate raspberries.
They were definitely the best she'd ever have. "Rrrrmmph!"
She cried happily, smiling redly at Utena sama.
Touga finished eating the sour choke-cherries he had found, and
headed back to camp. They had tasted bad, but the were better than
nothing. And better yet, he had gotten some for the others. "Now
they can't say I never did anything for them," he nodded.
[[Note from Anthy: MMmmmmph!!! *hug*]]
The stopwatch clicked. Miki had gathered enough fiddleheads to
last the weekend now, so he got to his feet. The back of his hand
itched, so he scratched it idly. Then his other arm itched. Then
his forehead. "What on Earth?!" He realized in horror
that an angry red rash was covering both his arms. It looked suspiciously
like .... An image from inside a book on plants floated in front
of his vision and he realized now why the ones surrounding the fiddleheads
had looked familiar. "Poison ivy?!" he cried as his body
became one big itch all at once.
Juri swam to shore, holding to the nuts for dear life. If nobody
else found anything, it would be their only food supply for the
week-end. She headed up one shore, cursing the water for ruining
her hair. Heading into camp, she saw Touga with a pile of large
berries. "You didn't eat those, did you?"
"I had my fill of them, yes. Oh, good. Nuts."
"You're an idiot, Touga. Those are pokeberries. They're poisonous."
Touga turned green. "Pokeberries? Never heard of them."
"If I were you I'd go vomit," she walked past him.
"What's that black thing on your neck?" He asked, heading
for the edge of the camp. Poisoned...
"Huh? She touched her neck. She looked down her shirt.
"What was that scream, Utena sama? It sounded like Juri..."
"And she's in trouble! Hurry!" Running as fast as she
could with her load of raspberries, Utena followed the sound of
Scratching every step of the way, Miki ran through the woods in
an effort to reach Juri before she was eaten by whatever threatened
her. He accidentally ran headlong into Touga and bounced off onto
the ground, dropping his bag of fiddleheads. "OOF!" he
exhaled, then noticed Juri. "Are you all right, Juri? What's
wrong? AUUUGH!" He started scratching madly again, trying to
reach all the itchy spots at once and failing miserably.
Juri pulled off her jacket, leaving her just in her bra. There
were leeches all over her. Whimpering desperately she looked over
her torso. Her eye could see about 12. She pulled off her pants,
unmindful of the males in the vicinity. They were all over her legs.
She screamed again. "AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!! Get them off!
Getemoff getemoffgetemoff getemoffgetemoff getemoffgetemoff getemoff
getemoff getemoff !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Anthy stood in mute shock, watching Juri run around in circles,
covered in leeches. It was rather yucky. "Does anybody have
Seeing the usually-calm Juri this freaked out was scaring Utena.
"Touga, you must have salt, right? It's the only way we'll
get those things off her!" She caught Juri's shoulders and
fought down her own revulsion at being so close to the leeches.
"Juri, relax! Running around like a chicken with its head cut
off won't help!"
[[Note from Saionji: No, but it's funny! Heh heh!]]
Miki _wanted_ to help with Juri's problem, but he was too busy
writhing on the ground being ignored by everyone as he tried to
rip his rash-covered skin off with his fingernails.
[[Note from Miki: Yes, that was sarcasm.]]
"They're all overrrr meeee!" Juri cried, trying not
to burst into panicky tears. There were men there. She might be
able to get past the humiliation if it was just Utena and the Rose
Bride, but Touga and Saionji were there....
"Here's salt, Utena sama!!" Anthy cried, bringing a
little tub of salt over to her.
Touga stared, seeing the cold Juri freaking out. It was rather
[[Note from Juri: I hate you.]]
"And here's calamine for Miki!" She brought a big tube
of calamine to Miki and started to apply it liberally. "Don't
scratch. You're spreading it, Miki."
"No, you shouldn't touch me! You'll get it, too!" Mike
took the calamine and began applying it to himself as he watched
Utena throw salt at Juri as if she were a vampire she wanted to
"Juri, will you stop wiggling around all over the place and
lay down or something?! The salt's just falling off you this way!"
Juri slowed down, and closed her eyes tightly. "Get it over
with," she gritted her teeth. "Please, get them off. Yech!"
Now that Juri wasn't moving around so much, Utena found she could
take care with the application of the salt, and one by one the leeches
began to drop off her skin, leaving pin-prick holes with dots of
blood. "Yecch, these things are gross," she commented.
"So is this rash," Miki said mournfully. How awful that
Anthy should see him in such a state. "I wonder what Kozue
will say when I get back and she sees this."
"I don't know, Miki, but do us all a favour, and tell her
none of US did it to you, okay?"
[[Note from Saionji: THAT'S for sure *shudder*]] [[Note from Kozue:
You know, I AM reading this...]]
"Ohhhhhh, eewwwwwwwww...." she whined. "I hate
bugs and I hate things that drink my blood and I hate icky, slimy
Anthy looked over in surprise. "You hate Saionji sempai,
[[Note from Saionji: Har har, very funny. Ugly Tomboy put you
up to that, didn't she?]] [[Note from Utena: You wish.]]
"Anthy!" Utena said suddenly, eyes wide. "I've
never heard you speak about anyone like that! I'm so shocked!"
"I've misjudged you," Miki added, then looked around,
wondering where the Twilight Zone music was coming from.