Title: Uncool
Author: Kristen Sharpe
Date: March 9, 2017
Rating: G
Warnings: None.
Continuity Mangaverse, set post-Inari Arc with references to the Kyoto Arc.
Disclaimer: “Ao no Exorcist/Blue Exorcist” belongs to Kazue Katou, Shueisha, Aniplex, and various other parties.

           Shima entered the cram school classroom on a mission. There. There was his target.

            “Oi!” He planted himself in front of an already dozing Okumura. “Now that you know I’m a spy doesn’t that get me to the top of your cool list?” he demanded.

           Okumura blinked up at him. Then, he cocked his head. “Mmm, I guess spies are pretty cool,” he said.

           Shima nodded eagerly.

           “But, you made everyone worry, and we still can’t trust you, so...” Okumura shrugged. “It evens out so you’re in the same spot.”

           “What?” Shima wilted. Then, rallied. “Am I at least higher than the cat?

           “No way. Kuro’s ten times cooler than you.”

           As Shima stumbled across the room to collapse into his seat, he heard Koneko whisper something to Bon.

           “Don’t try to understand,” Bon said. “Just know that he deserves it.”

           “Pathetic,” Kamiki sniffed.

           So cruel. Everyone was so cruel.