Welcome! I have read countless fanfictions, and this will my the first one that I will be writing! This will be about Grand Blue – a manga turned anime that I instantly fell in love with. This story will mainly revolve around Iori Kitahara and Chisa Kotegawa and their budding romance. The story will not dive straight into it though so do not fret! I have so many ideas for this! The story will take place right after episode 12 of Grand Blue, so please watch that before reading this story! And again, it is my first fanfiction so do go easy on me I’ll try to do my best! Without further ado here it is.....
Iori Kitahara – Age 20 (College student)
Kohei Imamura – Age 20 (College student)
Chisa Kotegawa – Age 20 (College student)
Aina Yoshiwara – Age 20 (College student)
Azusa Hamaoka – Age 21 (College student)
Nanaka Kotegawa – Age 25 (Diving instructor)
Shinji Tokita – Age 23 (College student)
Ryujiro Kotobuki – Age 23 (College student)
Italics – Dreaming/ Flashback/ “telepathy”?
On the airplane, on the way back from Miyako,
The whole PAB gang were chatting animatedly about their time in Miyako. Even the dynamic duo Iori and Kohei were talking peacefully. Well until…, Kohei had a smug smile and said to Iori, “My pocket feels heavy Kitahara, I wonder what it could be…”, and pulled out his driver’s license. A tick mark appeared on Iori’s head as he started to pull Kohei’s ear and yelled “SHUT UP! EVEN WITHOUT MY LICENSE I AM STILL A BETTER DIVER.” The surrounding passengers turned and looked at time. Kohei retaliated by pulling Iori’s hair, “KEEP DREAMING IDIOT SINCE THAT’S ALL YOU ARE GOOD AT.” At this point the passengers had sweat drops on their head. Aina sighed and looked towards Azusa and said, “Those two always find something to fight about don’t they.” “C’mon Aina-chan this much should be normal for you now” “That is true…, but they shoul-” “And you are a lot more fun when you are drunk you know” Azusa added with a cheeky smile. Aina turned beet red and steam came out of her ears and started to stutter she recalled the “fond” memories of last night. Azusa simply laughed at her as she turned even more red, “You wanted to enjoy your youth, too didn’t you?” she continued to tease her.
Nanaka laughed at the scene in front of her. She turned and looked at Chisa, who was looking through the photos she printed, deep in thought – a look of longing was evident on her face. “She really has been really quiet ever since we boarded the plane.” Nanaka muttered, concerned for her sister. Aina snapped out of her trance, “Yeah, I tried to talk to her, but she only replied with one or two words.” Chisa didn’t hear any of what her friends were saying. She was focused on one photo, it was a selfie of her and Iori in their wet suits, sitting on the edge of the boat, arms around each other’s shoulder smiling brightly at the camera while Iori was giving a peace sign. A light blush appeared on her cheeks as she recalled that day. The whole gang was on a yacht. Today was the day they were going diving. “The air is so cooling and fresh!” Aina said to Iori. The two were looking out of the yacht enjoying the scenery. However, Iori couldn’t hear Aina through the loud sounds of the wind and waves. He leaned in towards Aina so their faces were centimetres apart and shouted “WHAT? I CAN’T HEAR YOU CAKEY!” Aina immediately turned red and pushed Iori’s face away with her hands and yelled “THAT’S TOO CLOSE YOU IDIOT!” “Heh, the amateur is getting excited” Kohei mocked. “I CAN HEAR THAT YOU BASTARD!” Nanaka then came up and asked for them to gather. “Alright we are going to dive to 17meters deep for 40minutes. So, everyone, please get ready!” As soon as she finished, the PAB seniors all started to take off their pants. “OKAY OKAY LETS GO CHANGE IN THE DRESSING ROOM INSTEAD!” Aina said exasperatedly “So Kitahara, what are you going to do? You need a license to dive 17meters?” Kohei asked. “Don’t worry about me, the rest of the passengers are letting me join their trial dive for the first and second dives.” “How about the third dive? Everyone is planning to go for three dives…” Aina chipped in. “Well I guess I’ll just wait on board.” “M-Maybe I should ask them to let me join the trial dive instead…, im not confident that I’ll be able to dive properly.” Aina questioned meekly. “Nonsense! You will do just fine! I am confident in your abilities! And you have her with you as well!” Iori replied while pulling Chisa in front of him. “The ocean here is so beautiful here, you should go as far as you can” he continued. Chisa eyed Iori carefully as he left them to join the trail diving group. He turned back and added on with a smile “Bye. Make sure to have fun!”
One by one the rest of the group jumped into the water. “Go slow alright and stay calm. Now let’s equalize pressure.” Nanaka, the diving instructor said. After doing that, they all dived down into the depths. “The ocean is so beautiful…, so many different species of fishes, turtles and aquatics plants.” Kohei thought as everyone stared in awe at the magnificent sight that was the ocean. They found a baby turtle and its mother swimming together. Everyone swam towards the pair. Chisa took out her camera and started to take photos of it. Meanwhile above them was Iori, looking down at them, with a wistful smile on his face. At the depth he was at, there were not many things to look at. Still, it was a sight to behold. Awhile later, everyone was back on board, taking off half of their wet suits. “The turtles got really close didn’t they!” “That was amazing!” “We were lucky to see a parent with a child.” “Its as amazing as 2D!” “Were you able to see it Iori?” Tokita-senpai asked. Iori replied with a smile, “No, it’s too bad.” “Well then come on here! We took pictures” Tokita-senpai replied and showed him the picture Chisa took. “Woah, I wish I could’ve seen that up close!” Kohei came up with a pompous smile and said “Well if you had you license you could have. Work harder next time junior.” “Hearing you say that of all people really ticks me off.” Iori replied while holding up his fist. “Come here guys, lets share what we saw just now!” Azusa said. They sat down together in a circle and began sharing what they saw. “Did you see that jellyfish just now?” … “Oh! How about the school of colourful fish?” … Iori looked around and found that everyone was engrossed in their own conversations. He couldn’t help but feel left out. “Well I’ll get the tea then” Iori stood up and let out a sigh. Chisa looked up at him and immediately felt a pang in her chest as she realised that Iori was being left out on all the conversation. As Iori left, she eyed him all the way. She wanted to call out to him, but she was too shocked, never had she ever seen the usually hyperactive teen look like that…
It was now time for the second dive. Everyone wasted no time as they were eager to witness the beauty that was the ocean. While they were diving, Nanaka pointed up. “It was the turtle and her child from before.” Chisa thought, “It looks just like the aquarium…” She recalled Iori at the aquarium looking in awe at all the sea animals and then she recalled what happened just now, Iori’s mournful face as he let out a sad sigh then she recalled Iori as he came back from the aquarium, “Next time I want to see the ocean up close…” She turned back and looked around for Iori, out of the corner of her eye, she spotted him a few meters above her. “He can’t see it from over there…” Suddenly she felt a sharp pain in her ears. A few minutes later, everyone was on board again, talking animatedly about their second dive into the cerulean paradise. “Eh? Wheres Iori?” asked Azusa “Oh, he said he was going to rest on the deck” Tokita-senpai responded. “Oh, I see. Iori has been quiet today.” “You’re right” Kotobuki-senpai added in. “Maybe he is feeling sick?” Chisa couldn’t take it anymore, she stood up and walked to her sister, Nanaka. “Onee-chan, I’m going to skip the third dive.” “Oh, what happened Chii-chan?” “Nothing much, my ear aches abit.” She waited till everyone else went for their third and final dive. When they were finally gone, she went to find Iori, half-expecting him to be drinking some beer or whatever. However, she found him sitting cross legged facing towards the ocean. To Chisa, it looked as if Iori was really depressed. Chisa looked around to make sure there was no one nearby and struggled to think of what to say to cheer up Iori. “You know Iori, it’s too bad you couldn’t dive with everyone today, but this isn’t the last time we will go diving together.” She squeaked out. After getting no response from Iori, she added “We’re going somewhere shallow tomorrow where you can do more trial dives.” Still getting no response, she started getting anxious and continued, “That’s right!” as she started to wave her arms around, “I got tickets to the aquarium at work the other day! If you want-” “Chisa.” Iori finally spoke. She waited for him to continue nervously.
He turned around, face green and scrunched up with his hand cupped over his mouth, “You know…, the boat really rocks back and forth…” “Huh.” Chisa deadpanned. Iori fell over and curled up in a fetal position, “I should have taken the motion sickness pills like they told me to.” Chisa on one hand felt really embarrassed as she made a big deal about this but on the other she was glad that he wasn’t moping around. “So, are you just seasick?” “What do you mean “just”? I feel horrible!” Iori retorted. Chisa facepalmed and went to make some hot coffee for them. “A-Ah thank y-you Chisa.” Iori said trembling, still feeling the effects of seasickness. “Well you know Chisa, you’re a good woman.” “What? What are you talking about” She asked, obviously confused. Iori gave a big smile, “You were thinking about me when I was left here alone. Chisa blushed and averted her eyes from Iori, “Well, not really…” “Don’t worry, Chisa. I’m not going to hate anyone just because of this.” Wind blew towards them, causing their hair to fly everywhere. “Diving is amazing,” he continued. “I never imagined it’d be fun on the boat as well.” “The boat?” questioned Chisa. “Yeah, when you guys were talking about what you saw underwater, eating lunch together, feeling the breeze and sunlight while the boat moves, and just us talking about this…, its fun you know!” Iori explained with a million-watt smile, “It feels amazing!” Chisa averted her eyes as she blushed once again. “It’s too bad I can only participate in the trail diving, but I want to come again” “I-I see…” Chisa was still feeling the effects of earlier, this Iori was so much different then the Iori she knew. It was a welcome change for her. “You didn’t go on the third dive either, so you would want to come again too, right?” “Well, yeah…” She gave a cheeky smile and pointed at Iori, “If you treat me.” “Well I don’t have much you know, maybe if I win the lottery.” He laughed. “Then I’m not going to get my hopes up.” She replied jokingly. “C’mon, lets take a photo together!” Iori suggested, “lets remember this trip forever alright?” Chisa blushed again for what seems like the thousandths time today. “S-Sure Iori.” She took out her camera as they got into their positions. Iori rested his hand behind her neck. This caught Chisa by surprise, but after a few seconds, she did the same. They both gave their widest smiles into the camera that Chisa was holding and Iori gave a peace sign. *click* Chisa looked at the photo, “here, Iori, look.” “Woah!” Iori gasped “What is it?” asked Chisa. “You should smile more you know, Chisa. You look really cute here.” Iori gave her a thumbs up. Chisa turned a new shade of red and looked at her feet, “baka.”
“Chii-chan, Chii-chan,” “Huh?” Chisa snapped out of her flashback and looked around, to find Nanaka shaking her shoulder. “We have already landed Chii-chan, are you okay?” Nanaka asked, concern lacing through her voice. “Y-Yeah I am fine, just a little tired I guess…” With that they walked out of the plane with the rest of the gang. “Its good to be back…” voiced out Azusa, “Definitely!” “NOOOO WE WANTED TO STAY LONGER THERE” Kohei and Iori both cried out, with waterfalls coming out of their eyes. “C’mon you two, lets go home, everyone is tired” Aina said with a sigh.
Authors Note: Annnnd that’s chapter 1. Abit of a slow start, I know, but I don’t want this story to be short, I want it to go on for quite a bit. Anyways, until next time! Please rate and review! Thank you!!