Boreal Springs

March 17, 2008

B.S.U. Campus – Round 8: ‘Misery Business, Pt. 3′

Filed under: B.S.U. Campus — Tags: , , — Mao @ 8:10 pm

Alyssa Anderson and Ryu Yu are engaged, but is the whole thing a farce or is there actually some spark there?


Ryu confronts Alyssa

While Ryu knew, despite his own hopes, that Alyssa’s little plan of their engagement and eventual marriage wasn’t completely genuine, he was still disturbed when he heard certain rumors. Those rumors involved Alyssa and her professors ‘tutoring’ her in unsavory ways. He was even more disturbed when Alyssa laughed after he questioned her.

“Are you kidding?” She said, her laughter tapering off. “That’s gross, Ryu. I blackmailed them into writing my term papers because they’re creepy perverts.”

Ryu shook his head, “are you aware of the rumors?”

“Sure, but that’ll change,” she smiled. “I’m going to report them once I’ve graduated with my 4.0! I’ve got all the evidence I need. Daddy taught me well, Ryu. I’m not a complete flake, you know.”

Ryu reads while Alyssa eats

Their third year as college students continued without much fanfare. As per usual, Ryu was sitting with Alyssa while she was eating. Unfortunately for his companion, Ryu had a midterm coming up and spent the moment studying.

“Why are you reading? You’re supposed to make eating less boring, Ryu. Watching you read isn’t entertaining.” Alyssa whined, her eyes narrowing.

“If you’d like me to continue to accompany you to every meal of every day, Lyss, you’ll want me to pass my classes.” He replied without looking up from the book. “We aren’t all able to learn by osmosis.”

Alyssa made a face, “it isn’t osmosis, Ryu! I just learn quick. And it isn’t that great, ’cause everyone expects me to be a big dork… like you.” She poked her pancakes with her fork and sighed. “Books aren’t that great.”

Ryu questions Alyssa

After finishing up their final exams and entering into their Senior year, Alyssa dropped a bomb on Ryu. While they had been engaged for two years, the fact that it was pretty much a joke had kept Ryu from dwelling on it. Unfortunately, Thomas meant to see it through and so, while she was eating, Alyssa said:

“Daddy called today, he says I need to start making preparations.”

Ryu gave her a funny look, “for what? You can’t graduate college and skip to mayor, Lyss.”

“The wedding, Ryu! Duh. There’s dresses and all that girly stuff to take care of.”

“You’re serious?” He said, surprised. “I thought it was just a ploy to get out of marrying that rich old guy. You do realize what marriage means, right, Alyssa? I mean–”

“Don’t treat me like I’m five, Ryu.” She snapped, scooting out of her chair and storming off.

Alyssa explains to Ryu

The next morning, after her early class, Alyssa returned home feeling a little more ready to talk. She found Ryu finishing up his breakfast. Though he was finished, he habitually remained behind for Alyssa while she prepared hers. When she sat down, she didn’t wait for him to speak.

“I know what marriage means, Ryu. I’m not completely ignorant to the outside world, okay?”

“Then you’ll understand when I tell you that I can’t do it, Lyss.”

She blinked, “wh-what? What are you talking about?”

“I’m not marrying you just so you can make your dad angry or avoid dealing with actual feelings. If you thought I was going to agree and go along being your little puppet boy for the rest of my life, you’re wrong. I do care about you, Alyssa, but I won’t subject myself to that.”

Alyssa didn’t get a chance to respond. Ryu simply stood up and excused himself.

Alyssa and Ryu graduate

Ryu was relaxing in the new hot tub that had been installed in celebration of their graduation. He hadn’t really spoke to Alyssa since their last conversation and was surprised when she hopped in and sat down beside him.

“Are you still going to act all self-righteous and angry?” Alyssa said, though her smile showed she was only teasing.

Ryu shrugged, “I haven’t changed my mind, Lyss. You’ll have to find someone else to be your patsy.”

“See, that’s the problem. There isn’t anyone else!” She said, splashing him. “You’re going to marry me and you’re going to like it, Ryu Yu! Although, you’ll have to give up your last name… because I need to keep mine for my platform, of course.”

She continued to talk, though Ryu wasn’t listening. Alyssa’s statement had not gone unnoticed. Was it her own little way of returning his affection or was she just baiting him? It was hard to tell and as much as he hated to admit it, there was no way out now. Thomas would surely kill him if he dared back out now… and he really didn’t like the thought of Alyssa marrying anyone else.


Note from Mao: For those of your curious, these two have an odd relationship. Ryu, of course, spins up wants to play/hug/etc Alyssa… but Alyssa’s are more infrequent. I’m sure she’ll come around. Neither of them, throughout the course of their Uni career, have wanted to WooHoo. Even though they’re in love and engaged, not a single want. Wow!


  1. Man Alyssa is starting to bug me.>:( Ryu shouldn’t just give up like that. He should make her think he doesn’t like her at all. Then she’ll start coming around.;D

    Mao edit: Haha, she knows better!

    Comment by monica — March 17, 2008 @ 10:45 pm

  2. I can’t figure Alyssa out, one minute she’s evil and plotting, the next she shows a softer side. If I’m this confused, poor Ryu lol

    Mao edit: I don’t think she really knows right now, either. ;)

    Comment by Ann — March 18, 2008 @ 12:28 pm

  3. I think they’re a cute couple. Alyssa just needs to realise what a treasure Ryu is!

    Mao edit: I’m hoping Alyssa comes around, but it’s hard to say.

    Comment by Kyri — March 18, 2008 @ 12:31 pm

  4. wow, that was wierd! I’m kinda confused, poor Ryu, but does she like, like him? Hm… i’m not sure maybe, maybe not.

    Mao edit: Hehe, Alyssa is the queen of mixed signals.

    Comment by Sanna — March 18, 2008 @ 1:55 pm

  5. seems Ryu finally found his backbone :P i hope they do get married, becasue a household with those two would be crazy!

    Mao edit: Oh, they’re getting married and it’ll be quite interesting.

    Comment by L3w1s — March 18, 2008 @ 1:59 pm

  6. Wow, that is wierd! The no wants for woohoo’ing part. All of my college kids want to woohoo. And they end up taking many, many partners thanks to ACR and getting everyone into fights and causing all sorts of break-ups! It’s terrible! Consider yourself lucky, for the most part. =)

    Mao edit: I know! I was so surprised. These two are so chaste. ;)

    Comment by Mandie — March 18, 2008 @ 6:50 pm

  7. I’m trying to decide on whether I like Alyssa or not for doing this to Ryu, and if he’s really that idiotic for getting himself in this situation…

    Mao edit: It’s a hard call to make, really. Guess you’ll just have to wait and see. :)

    Comment by Josh — March 18, 2008 @ 8:38 pm

  8. Pwaha! These two sure move fast for a couple based on pissing the living daylights out of Thomas :D

    Mao edit: Haha, I think Thomas has accepted it. Doesn’t mean he’s happy about it, though.

    Comment by Mohohon — March 18, 2008 @ 9:31 pm

  9. What a strange pair! looking forward to their story.

    Comment by arcadata — February 20, 2009 @ 12:41 am

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