Chapter 1 Art of the Dress
The day we all will regret. I thought as I picked out my outfit for the mall. I wasn't much of a shopper, more of a singer and dancer. Scratch that, singing and dance is my life. I am what you would call a Vocal Android or a Vocaloid for short, the name I was made under was Electric Voice System 02 female. But my name, or so it says on my left arm under the numbers 02 in red ink, is Rin Kagamine. I have a twin brother named Len Kagamine. We are two out of over 30 multi language singing robots. Most of us sing only Japanese, but some of us are bilingual and even trilingual. Speaking of different languages, Luka one of the other Vocaloids can sing in English and our friend SeeU in Korea can sing Korean, Japanese and English.
Some of us have become very good friends. Actually me and some of my friends are visiting America to tour. My good friends Neru, Teto and Haku got to join us even though they aren't real Vocaloids. We were so happy when Crypton let them join us in America.
Neru was especially happy because she had had the biggest crush on my brother see, and with my help he finally popped the question to her. That was about a year ago when we were preparing to leave Japan to start our tour in the West Coast. From there we would move east until getting to New York where we would preform our last concert before the end of this tour.
But today, Neru dragged me off with all the older girls, me being the youngest of my other Vocaloid friends, to the mall for last minute shopping. For you see, today was officially Neru and Len's one year anniversary. And my brother being the shota he was just had to take her out to dinner tonight.
We took Kaito's, Miku's boyfriend, Honda Pilot. Yes even in America we can't part from our Japanese roots. With the Pilot we could fit all of us girls. Luka driving, Teto shot gun, Neru, Gumi and Haku in the middle row and me in the way back.
So off we went to the mall. Neru stayed around Miku and Gumi as we shopped. Meiko met us there because she wasn't ready when we left. Meiko and Haku said they were going shopping else where, but they probably are going drinking. Luka was just our designated driver, even though Miku, Gumi, Neru, Teto, Haku and Meiko can drive, Luka is better than all of them put together. So then it was left as me and Teto, like always when we go with the others. Usually Miku hangs out with me, but Neru and her are even closer.
When we started visiting America, Crypton insisted we start school. At school I'm the only one in 9th grade, but the only other girls are in 11th grade; Miku, Neru, and Gumi. Like seriously? Can't they at least pay attenion to me the Freshmen? So I just followed them because I am sadly single, unlike most of my friends.
The other girls; Luka, Meiko, Haku and Teto, are too old to be in school. Actually all of them, but Luka can drink. Yes Teto is older than all of us, she is 31 but since she is part chimera she looks half as old and, she, like most of us, is stuck at that age.
"Girls what do you think of this dress?" Neru said stepping out of a changing room in J.C. Penny. It was a black, skimpy dress with rocheing all the way, it was U.G.L.Y!
"I love it!" Miku was lying, I could hear it in her voice. Plus, she's staring at a dress behind Neru thats teal and white.
"I think if it was orange or green it would look awesome on me and you! Then we would be matching!" Gumi has a totally different taste than Miku and Neru. So I have no idea why she is even pitching ideas. She doesn't even like skimpy crap like this.
"Sure..." Teto was looking off into space, probably dreaming of bread.
"I think you look like a slut, Len would never forgive you if you wore that." Come on, its my TWIN brother she is trying to please, I should know what he likes.
"Well...okay Rin. Miku, Gumi what do you two think?" Neru said scratching her head. She wasn't used to me saying things like that, but when I have a problem, I say it loud and proud.
"We actually agree with Rin..." Neru is a nice girl, she shouldnt be dressing like Lily. (no offense to Lily fans) Neru then went back in the dressing room to try on another dress.
"Rin why would you say such a thing?" Gumi growled at me when she thought Neru was out of ear shot.
"Well Gumi, it is my brother and you know how he is always ranting on about the sluts in our class." I said leaning back in the chair I was resting in.
"Oh my god! I know what you mean Rin, is that why he is soooo uncomfartable with Meiko and Haku?" Teto said being her usual normal clueless self.
"Well sort of...That's just because they are older. And less popular singers."
"...And he is always texting Neru about them..." Miku was flipping through Neru's phone. How did she even get pass the passcode?
"Miku! Are you reading Neru messages?!" Gumi was as shocked as me. Now that I think of it Neru's passcode is probably Len or LenxNeru or Len<3 or just plain Neru.
"Miku what the hell!? Are you reading my messages?" And of course Neru just had to come out at that moment!
"No not at all!" Miku's face turned bright red as she quickly put back the phone.
"Okay...good...So do you guys like this dress?" Her dress was a yellow mid-thigh length dress with black lace at the bottom and yellow and black bows. Over it is a black dress that splits half away with black lacey ruffles on the edges. On the top is a yellow ribbon around the waist, tied off with a bow. The straps are yellow and black that connect to a yellow and black lace choker. There is also a matching bow for her ponytail. In conclusion, it was perfect!!
"OH MY GOD NERU THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!!" All of us say in unison.
"Thank you guys so much!" She has this happy blushy face of joy on. Her eyes were sparkling and her normal angry tsundere face was no where to be found.
"Len is going to love it! Especially if you wear your boots!" I said chipping in an idea, trying to make up for the rude comment I had made earlier.
The rest of the time were spent at the mall was us walking around talking an laughing. We usually never get free time like this. Most of the time fans mob us and flag us down or demand we sing. But we were playing it low and went to a small mall. Big enough we walked the whole mall in thirty minutes, but not to big that we would get noticed.