"There she was.
A face I wouldn’t forget for the rest of this lifetime was mixed in with the crowd of black blazers and school uniforms shooting out the gate.
Her hair was long. Down to her waist, as long as it had been on the first day of school when she paralyzed the entire class-room with her unexpected introduction. After a brief moment of bemused staring, I counted on my fingers to check what day of the week it was. Today wasn’t the day to wear her hair straight. I would guess that she wasn’t changing hairstyles in this world.
The Kouyouen Acadamy students were passing by on my left and right as they shot me annoyed looks. I wonder what they thought of this boy from another school standing still in the middle of the path. Not that I really cared. I didn’t have time to care.
I remained frozen in place as I watched the blazer-clad girl approach.
Finally- I found you.” - Kyon, from The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (Book excerpt)