Episode 4: Chu! Natsu Party!The next message today is from ikemen_shoujo-san:
I-sensei konnichiwa! I'm writing in to thank you for your advice the last time. You're very welcome! It worked! But I'm not really sure how to keep it going since my cousin is so much older than me, and I really don't want to end up annoying her by bothering her all the time. That and my mother keeps trying to introduce me to "proper" company and I simply don't have the chance to go look my cousin up sometimes. What should I do?
Ahhh, thank you for writing in again! You seem like a very well-mannered young lady, ikemen_shoujo-san. Let's see what I can do to help this time...
"Ah, yabai! Sayu wants me to come back early today!"
Reina exclaimed to herself as she checked her watch. She had had to attend to something at the office earlier in the morning, but had gotten involved in a meeting. While she was not actually late (yet), she was cutting it a little close. Not to mention that her girlfriend had set several errands for her to fulfill. Definitely cutting it too close!
"Ugh, guess I have to take a taxi..." For someone as notoriously thrifty as Reina, such extravagance was to be reserved for the most dire of circumstances. While this wasn't quite life and death, displeasing one's girlfriend is still an unpleasant prospect. Reina really didn't want to get thrown out to sleep on the couch. She liked their bed a lot, thank you very much.
The occasion which she absolutely could not miss, of course, was their own housewarming party. It was originally going to be a small, intimate affair involving Sayu's older sister and of course Eri. But her dear girlfriend had also (un)fortunately befriended some of their neighbours, which meant that the guest list had more than doubled. Then again, considering the original size of their guest list, perhaps that wasn't necessarily a bad thing. Besides, Reina kind of liked parties. Sometimes.
After several moments of frantic shopping (she could
be fast on her feet when the occasion demanded!), Reina decided herself sufficiently armed to face an extended inspection by her girlfriend. Thank goodness Eri had offered to help provide the food. Sayu could be a chronic worrier at times, and Reina was secretly grateful for the turtle's presence to ground her girlfriend with. Left to her own devices, Sayu would probably give herself an internal hemorrhage from excessive fussing. Lord knows Reina loved her girl dearly, but Sayu could be really picky sometimes!
The taxi ride home was uneventful, save for that one moment when Reina thought they were going to end up in a flaming fireball due to the driver obviously thinking that he was in Initial D. Seriously, while she did offer him extra to get to their destination by a certain time, that did not mean she wanted to reach it in a casket!
Eventually she did manage to arrive in one piece, if in a slightly green state. Lugging all the drinks took all her arm power and then some, and Reina briefly contemplated calling her girlfriend for help.
"Maa, it's just a few steps. Yosh!"
With a grunt, Reina trudged up the sidewalk and turned into the lobby after nodding at the security guard at his post. There were a couple of other residents also waiting at the lobby, though there was no one familiar to Reina. Not surprising, since she didn't make a point of socializing the way Sayu did. That and with the amount of time she spent at work, Reina occasionally felt guilty about neglecting Sayu. Even though they were technically living together now, she felt like they still didn't see enough of each other. With that niggling at her, she had tried her best to wrangle a few days off from her manager. She really wanted to spend quality time with her girlfriend, dammit!
It was a bit of a squeeze getting into the elevator with all the people while clutching to her bags, and Reina found herself getting annoyed. An inconsiderate person shuffled around in their spot, inadvertently pushing back on Reina, forcing her sideways into another stranger. She hated coming into contact with strangers!
"Excuse me..." She muttered mutinously to the person she bumped into. The only thing she noticed about that person was an oddly familiar looking silver wristwatch that went well with the rest of her business attire. Even as she was wondering where she had seen it, the stranger gasped softly.
"LovendoЯ's Tanaka Reina!?"Oh shit.
Even with sunglasses and a beret pulled on, it seemed like someone managed to recognize her anyway. Reina growled, glaring up at the big mouthed stranger, then stopped.
The elevator went silent. Then the floor indicator blinked to her floor, the doors opening with a ding
! In unspoken accord, the two celebrities made a hasty exit before things got any more awkward.
Reporter Charmy, otherwise known as Ishikawa Rika, couldn't believe herself. What was the Tanaka Reina doing here? With all these groceries? Was she visiting a boyfriend? Was this a potential scoop? Oh, the excitement!
Reina was at a loss for words. She admired Reporter Charmy, being the television addict she was, so it was kind of strange to see the woman up close. Still, she had mixed feelings seeing a reporter so close to home. Privacy, wherefore art thou? She was going to have to be more careful now...can't have the world finding out she was living with her girlfriend, after all!
It was then, to the (dis)satisfaction of both parties, when they found out that not only were they neighbours, but that Rika was also invited to the housewarming party thrown by the Tanaka-Michishige household, along with her girlfriend, a certain Yoshizawa Hitomi...
where I've seen that watch before!"
"...no scoop? Dammit. A scoop I can't report!"
"Kanon-chan~ You're not off work yet?" A long haired girl whined to her best friend as she scuffed the floor with her shoe. A full table of snacks and pastries were arrayed before her. Half the plates were already empty. The girl's tongue flicked out and licked the crumbs off her fork.
"Not yet, I have a last batch to finish and then send off! And Riho-chan! How are you going to finish all those!?" Suzuki Kanon, on a rare break outside the kitchen, scolded her gluttonous roommate. The cat-like high school girl grinned impishly, sticking the fork into her mouth.
"I'll be fine~ Maa, if I can't finish, I can always invite the rest of the staff to help me out~ Ne, Ikuta-san?"
"With pleasure~ Oh, and you can just call me Erio! You're that Sayashi Riho Kanon-chan always talks about, right? Pleased to meet'cha! Do you mind if I call you Riho?"
The cheerful waiter stopped by Riho's already full table, delivering a new bottle of lime soda. So far, there were already two empty bottles, one orange and one apple. Erio deftly cleared those with a flourish, smiling charmingly at Riho. Riho seemed a little taken aback by the boy's forwardness. Though she didn't look like it, she was quite shy by nature and it had taken weeks of Kanon-chan nagging at her to stop cooping herself up in their room to study and actually get some fresh air. Naturally, Riho had found herself gravitating straight to where she knew her best friend and roommate would be.
"Erio-kun? Hmmm..." Riho pursed her lips, then snapped her fingers in remembrance. "Ah! You're that ikemen-kun Kanon-chan was talki--mmpfrgh!!"
Kanon had one hand clamped over Riho's mouth, glaring down at her gagging best friend. Riho turned innocent eyes up at her, flailing in an attempt to explain herself without being able to talk. Erio seemed amused by the byplay between the two girls, shifting the tray he was holding onto his other arm. He flashed his most winning grin at them.
"Now ladies, I'm sure there's more than enough of me to go around..."
Riho broke out of Kanon's grip to roll her eyes dramatically at the flirtatious boy. "Oh please, I barely know you." She eyed him from the top of his streaked blonde hair to the bottom of his black leather shoes. "Flashy...I don't dislike it though. You get points for being Kanon-chan's friend." Riho shot the boy a smug smirk of her own. "But you have a long way to go to impress me, boy."
Erio returned the scrutiny with one of his own. What? He was never one to back down from a challenge, especially not one from a cute girl. Giving her a deliberate once over -- and noticing that she seemed to shrink a little under the scrutiny, though she did
keep her chin lifted proudly -- he let his eyes travel down from her glossy straight hair that fell around her shoulders, the pink straps of her dress peeking through the curls. The lacy one piece she was wearing did not hug her curves too tightly, but didn't hide her figure either. She appeared innocent and cute without being excessively childish, and there was some maturity written in around those eyes. Riho's eyes narrowed a little when she noticed Erio's eyes lingering a bit longer around around her chest, and she shifted to make it less prominent. Not that she was anywhere near as well endowed as Kanon-chan, but it didn't make her comfortable to have anyone staring at it either!
Erio raised a hand in mock surrender at the gesture. He pointed at the charm necklace around her neck instead.
"I was just looking at that. Did you get it off the net?" He named a couple of indie labels off the web, and Riho nodded cautiously, her reserve melting slightly as Erio launched into a slight tangent to engage her in conversation. It worked, and when Riho cracked a smile at something funny Erio said, the boy suddenly grinned.
"So, how much do I rank on that scale of yours now?"
Riho rolled her eyes again. "Not enough, you can stick to calling me Sayashi-san for now."
"Aw, don't be a spoilsport Riho!"
"That's Sayashi to you."
"I prefer Romeo, actually."
"Well, I'm not your Juliet."
Kanon watched the back and forth between her best friend and her suave colleague. On one hand, she was glad that Riho-chan was out and about and actually talking to people, rather than being buried under her books the whole time. The girl literally had no life outside of school and studying, so it was nice to see that she was clicking with the hyper-social Erio. It had taken her quite a while to crack Riho's shell when they first met, and it was only now that Kanon realized how good a job she managed. Riho was effectively flirting with Erio, though the girl didn't seem to realize it herself at all, and Kanon wasn't sure how she felt about that
She was broken out of her reverie when Erio sauntered up to her with that cocky grin of his still firmly in place. Kanon instinctively took a half step back and ducked her head to avoid meeting the taller boy's gaze, suddenly finding the hem of her apron very interesting. Erio casually slung one arm around Kanon's shoulders, leading them towards the kitchens as he expertly balanced his full tray on the other arm.
"You still have that big order from Kamei-san, don't you? I'll help out."
"S'all good. Can't let my Kanon-chan do everything alone after all!"
Kanon smiled gratefully up at the boy, who returned it just as warmly, though with a playful wink at the end as he detached himself from her to drop off the empty glasses and bottles. With a small sigh, she shrugged off the sudden mood that had overcome her, focusing back on work. Time to get busy!
"Uso! You're a real celebrity!"
"Didn't you say the same thing when you first met Ishikawa-san?"
"Down to the facial expressions and everything. I have it on video too."
"Ai-chan! You're mean!"
Reina watched the back and forth between the gaggle of girls next to the kitchen counter, feigning only the politest of interests. She was holding a bottle of her favourite vegetable juice, and was contemplating going for something stronger. She hated having her home invaded by strangers, but since this made Sayu happy, she would grit her teeth and bear it. Just this once.
Eri had been the one to introduce Takahashi Ai and Niigaki Risa to her, and it had been Niigaki who had the classic "OMG you're a celebrity!" moment, much to the amusement of the other two. Takahashi had simply greeted her normally, with a slightly apologetic air for her friend as well. Reina nodded a tad stiffly, turning around to look for her missing girlfriend. What she saw made her grind her teeth together irritably.
"Ne, Reina-chan, if you squeeze that bottle any harder, it's going to explode on you."
The friendly voice of Sayu's sister interrupted her annoyed gaze, and Reina turned back to look up at Michishige Sayuri. Both Michishige sisters were taller than her, of course, and that didn't bother her too much. Besides, she genuinely liked the older Michishige sister as well, even if she was
kind of an airhead sometimes.
"You want anything to drink? I'll mix up something for you." Sayuri was their unofficial bartender for tonight. The Michishige women were notorious for their alcohol tolerance, and Sayu's elder sister had volunteered to be in charge of the bar for the day, even bringing in her own stash for the party.
"Why not?" Reina, on the other hand, was a bit of a lightweight with alcohol, a fact that Sayu had discovered early on. In fact, that had been the main reason how their relationship got a much-needed jumpstart. There might have been tears, slurs, and some drunken groping involved. Needless to say it was all very dramatic and part of why both of them technically disagreed over just when exactly their real anniversary date was. It was all rather complicated, but at least it eventually worked out in the end.
"Sayumi's a little flighty, but she does love you very much." Sayuri murmured as she mixed up something mild for her sister's girlfriend. She knew Reina wasn't a strong drinker, and so took appropriate precautions. Couldn't have one of the hosts passing out so early in the evening. That would be somewhat embarrassing.
"Sure." Reina grumped, taking a sip from the cup proffered to her. "Then why is she flirting with Tall and Dashing over there?"
"I don't think flirting is the right word, Reina." Eri drifted over with a glass of her own in her hand. "Ishikawa-san is right there, and if Sayu's still in one piece it means she definitely isn't flirting with Yoshizawa-san."
"Reporter Charmy doesn't look that scary."
Eri shot her a look. "You don't want to know. Trust me, you really don't want to know."
"But who would have thought there would be so many lesbians out here? What's their
story?" Reina jerked her head in the direction of Takahashi and Niigaki, who were chatting and eating with the relaxed air of an old married couple. Eri suppressed a cough.
"They'renotactuallydating...or so Gaki-san says. Ai-chan doesn't seem to worry about the details that much..." They watched in relative silence as Ai yawned and rested her head on Risa's shoulder. The younger of the two didn't react at the gesture, shifting only a little to make sure the older was comfortable. Reina smirked.
"Not dating my ass."
"You don't have
an ass, darling." Came Sayumi's sugary sweet voice from behind, the taller girl leaning down to peck at Reina's cheek affectionately. Reina growled, digging her elbow back on reflex, but she was already smiling.
"Says you, Ms. Ironing Board."
"Sometimes I can't tell that they love each other." Eri stage whispered to the elder Michishige, who only giggled. Sayumi wrapped her arms loosely around the previously-sulky Reina from behind, whispering something that made the tiny yankii scowl in mock annoyance.
"But sometimes we can." Sayuri murmured. Her baby sister squealed when her tiny girlfriend twisted around and pulled her down onto her lap, her milk-white skin flushing as Reina whispered something back. Their eyes met, and it was as if they did not notice the world around them.
"I almost feel like I'm intruding..." Eri averted her eyes, letting her gaze fall upon where the Yoshizawa-Ishikawa couple were mingling with the Takahashi-Niigaki pair. There were a few other residents from the floor who were drifting around the pot-luck party table, and everyone appeared to be at least enjoying themselves.
"Drink for you?" Sayuri suggested smoothly, and Eri was about to accept when the door bell rang. Glancing over at the couple who were ostensibly hosting the party, Eri shrugged and decided to answer it herself. After all, what were best friends for?
"Sorry to make you come along with me, Riho-chan..."
Kanon apologized to her best friend, who shrugged as best as she could while carrying a platter wrapped in aluminium foil before her.
"Well I probably need to work off the calories from earlier anyway." Riho joked easily, careful not to tip the platter as she walked. "Besides, I haven't come out into town since term started, and this is
"You could have gone downtown instead of visiting me at the cafe." Kanon shot a glance at her sometimes-incomprehensible roommate. Riho grinned.
"And miss all the amazing snacks? No way!!"
"Erio-kun's right, I have no idea how you manage to eat so much and stay so slim. One day your metabolism is going to slow down, and I will laugh when it happens."
Riho looked horrified at the mere thought, and Kanon enjoyed a laugh at the girl's expense. Riho did manage to finish almost everything she ordered earlier on her own, though she did also invite the rest of the staff to share with her tea-time. Or early dinner. Kanon could not be sure.
Riho recovered from her shock to start grinning strangely all of a sudden, and she bumped a shoulder into Kanon's, almost making the slightly shorter girl stagger.
"Say, about your ikemen-kun..."
"I can't believe you said that in front of him! Honestly, Riho-chan!"
Riho did not look very sorry. If anything, her grin got broader.
kind of cute. Is that why you like him?"
Kanon gaped like a fish for a second or two, and very briefly considered whacking Riho with the boxes she was carrying. That smirk was getting on her nerves, and irritation, NOT embarrassment, was fuelling the red on her cheeks.
"Erio-kun's just a friend. It's not what you think, Riho-chan!"
"Reaaaaally. Sure, be that way. We'll see." The cat-faced girl let the matter drop, but the smug look never quite vanished from her face. Kanon heaved a sigh. Where did that stoic girl she first met disappear off to? And the worst part of this? She probably only had herself to blame.
The walk from Kame-ya (the cafe) was not particularly long, but it wasn't a short one either, and both girls were glad to see their destination after a good 20 minutes or so.
"Let's see the address...ah, here it is!" Kanon doublechecked the note she brought with her, and took the lead confidently after confirming the details. Riho trailed behind her, looking around with apparent curiosity.
"Hmm...this is it, I think?" Kanon stopped at the door, checking the note again to be sure. Once confirmed, she rang the door bell. A minute or so later, the door opened with a smiling Kamei Eri at it.
"Suzuki-chan! You made it it in time I see!"
"Hai, Kamei-san! Pastries and desserts as requested!" Kanon hefted the two boxes she was carrying, and Riho shuffled a bit closer to her friend with the tray. Eri's eyes fell on her.
"And who's this?"
"Ah, this is my friend from school, Sayashi Riho-chan. Riho-chan, this is Kamei-san, my boss."
"Very nice to meet you, Kamei-san." Riho bowed precisely at the correct degree, somehow managing to keep her balance perfect even with the tray in the way.
"And the same to you. Now girls, come on in and put these inside!" Eri stepped out of the way, shooing the two high school students in. Riho and Kanon looked around curiously before being showed where to place their burdens. Kanon gave Riho precise instructions on what to do, since the rich girl obviously had never worked a day in her life. At least she could follow basic instructions which mostly involved staying out of the way; with Riho helping Kanon hold on to her things while the capable 15 year old laid everything out to perfection.
As Riho stood obediently by the table quietly watching the people mingling around the apartment, someone bumped into her from behind, almost making her drop what she was holding.
"Oh I'm sorry!" Riho turned around to apologize as well. There was an awkward pause as the younger girl cocked her head to one side, uncertain if her apology had been accepted. The slightly taller woman was staring at her in a way that made her feel slightly uncomfortable, and Riho shifted uneasily on her feet.
"Ah, Sayu~ Meet my employee and her friend!" Eri leapt to the rescue unknowingly, gesturing at Kanon and Riho as she stood beside the still frozen Sayumi.
"Ah...how...nice..." Sayumi murmured, her eyes still fixated on a clearly jumpy Riho. "Do introduce us."
"That's Suzuki-chan over there, she's my pastry chef. And you're...what was it again..."
"I'm Sayashi Riho. I'm just helping Kanon-chan out today." Riho bowed quickly, biting her lip uncertainly though she kept the rest of her face neutral.
Sayumi plastered on a broad smile. "Why don't you girls stick around for a while? This is a party after all, and I'm sure you would want a break after bringing all those things over."
"Is that really alright?" Kanon had finished with her setting up, and was now standing next to Riho. The two girls looked over at Eri, who shrugged.
"Hey, the host has spoken. Suzuki-chan, have you taken your break yet? Who's back at the cafe?"
"Ah, Er--I mean Ikuta-san's running the floor with Takagi-san and Uemura-san. Kanazawa-san took over my place in the kitchen. And no, I haven't taken my break yet, it was busy in the afternoon and I had to rush this order..." Kanon looked a bit sheepish. Eri nodded.
"You might as well take your break here then. I'll give them a call back at the shop. You're closing today, right?"
"Yes! Thank you very much, Kamei-san!"
"Kanon-chan, why didn't you say something? I would have saved some food for you earlier!" Riho scolded her best friend, who only chuckled awkwardly.
"Are you two still students?" Sayumi interjected smoothly, turning her best charming smile at the girls. Without even so much as a ring of doom, a conversation was struck up between the two high school girls and Michishige Sayumi, lolicon-in-denial.
At some point Yoshizawa might have ended up in an arm wrestling contest with Tanaka, and Ishikawa sought refuge by the bar counter, striking up an instant camaraderie with the older Michishige over the appreciation of good alcohol. Takahashi might have wandered over to join the younger Michishige in cooing over the cute little party crashers, and Kamei was busily swapping lame jokes with Niigaki over pie and shochu. Everyone else (not that many, really) milled around aimlessly, chatting among themselves.
Eventually Sayashi found herself alone and cornered by Michishige the Younger, her buddy nowhere in sight. A desperate text SOS only delivered a terse apology in return. The girl swallowed nervously, the hairs on her arm standing on end for no obvious reason, save maybe for that oldest of instincts, self-preservation...
"...so I was telling that guy to take his stinking foot out of his big mouth and shove it up his goddamn ass, and he was like 'Ishikawa...'"
"Sayu doesn't love me!"
"Don't fuckin' interrupt me, chibi."
"She only loves me cos I'm small!"
Michishige the Older had to remove the bottle of whiskey from the counter before Ishikawa could use it to clobber the obviously smashed Tanaka, who was blubbering into her beer. Then she turned to check that her cellphone was still on and recording. On a whim, she whipped out her portable charger and hooked it up. Couldn't have her phone dying on her halfway through recording blackmail material!
"Ai-chan, you need to stop drinking."
"Why can't I~ This is good~ You want some too, Risa-chaaannnn?"
"Stop that! Wait, what are you doing, Ai-chan! That's not...!"
"Ehehehe, Risa kawaii!"
"Stop it! Ai-chan!"
"Yoshizawa-san~ Are you having fun so far?"
"Pretty good, Shige-chan! Great drink selection by the way!"
"Ano....have you seen a cute little girl about yay high around?"
"Nope, been watching TV."
A few seconds later, Yoshizawa moved her legs off the coffee table, shifting them so a terrified Sayashi could crawl out from underneath.
"Any time, kid."
"So I was like BAM! IN YER FACE, MUTHAFUCKA! and then..."
"Risa-chan doesn't love me!"
"No one interrupts the ISHIKAWA!"
Tanaka clapped gleefully as Ishikawa bullrushed the obviously buzzed Takahashi, who was hugging a bottle of Umeshu to her chest while bemoaning her unloved state in full operatic aria. Michishige the Older was taking bets with one hand and dealing crack, I mean, alcohol, with the other. Yoshizawa had to rescue her colleague from her girlfriend's chokehold, which prompted another dramatic scene where Takahashi sang, tearfully, Desdemona's final lines in Shakespeare's Othello
verbatim while swooning in Yoshizawa's arms.
"Do you smell...what the ISHIKAWA is cooking?"
"Sayashi-chan~ ♪ Found you~ ♪♪"
"What if Sayu dumps me for a younger girl?"
"Then you break her fuckin' legs and show her WHO'S BOSS!"
"What if she doesn't love me anymore?"
"Are you questioning me, chibi!"
"Is it because I'm getting old?"
"And that's Ishikawa-sama to you."
"Why doesn't Sayu love me anymore, Ishikawa-sama?"
"Thanks for helping me carry Ai-chan home, Yoshizawa-san..."
"You're welcome. I better get back before Rika breaks anything else..."
"People or furniture?"
"Just be happy that it's only bruises on Ai-chan this time."
"Oh, I am."
"Oi, what the fu---what's a damn brat doing under the table?"
Frantic shushing signs and eyes on the verge of mental breakdown persuaded Tanaka to keep her silence. For all of 2 seconds. Which happened to be enough, as Michishige the Younger swept by with all the grace of a typhoon. Ishikawa slung down another shot of whiskey neat as Sayashi peeked out like a terrified bunny between the two drunkards.
"Atten--HUT! Brat! What is your favourite drink!"
"Eh?! Uh...um...it's cider, ma'am..."
"ONE. MORE. TIME. With FEELING!"
Tanaka was face down in a puddle of juice. At least something that looked like juice. Ishikawa blinked owlishly at the nervously sweating Sayashi, who was wondering if it might have been safer to stay with the lolicon...
"You like cider you say?"
"Do you want cider?"
"Thank you, but not really, Ishikawa-sama..."
"I said, DO YOU WANT CIDER?"
"No...I mean, yes....Ishikawa-sama."
"Good girl. Ore-sama will give you cider. This is good cider. This is ice cider from America. Take it. Love it. FEEL IT."
"Hey, take a look at this."
"What about the cameras?"
"Someone's been loitering outside the gate for the last hour or so. Some young punk."
"Should I go chase him away?"
"Nah, let's just put a call in to the police box. We pay tax for a reason!"
"You're still here?"
"Ah, you're that nice onee-chan from earlier. Thanks for letting me hide..."
"Dammit, you need to go. It's way past your bedtime, kid."
"But the door..."
"Shit, Shige-chan's coming. Quick, fire escape now!"
"Hai! Oh, could you return this to Ishikawa-sama please?"
"Sure, now get a move on!"
Yoshizawa only just managed to shove Sayashi out through the fire escape when Michishige the Younger came in, and covered her presence in that area by lifting the bottle the kid had handed her to her lips. The bunny eyed her suspiciously for a moment, then flounced away. Yoshizawa sighed, lowering the bottle, then froze and stared down at it.
"Wait a minute, this is..."
At the bottom of the fire escape, a 16 year old girl leapt from the ladder, landed perfectly, and then tottered forward with a silly grin on her face.
"It's really warm tonight....hic
~*~*~Have you ever sat down and spoken to your mother, ikemen_shoujo-san? Sometimes if you have a proper conversation with her about what is going on in your life, misunderstandings can get cleared up. Your parents aren't mind readers, so you need to give them a chance to understand you! I understand it's really difficult now since parents sometimes don't give us a chance since they think they know best, but you need to show that you can be mature too!
As for your cousin, well, start slow and maybe text her first before you go looking? I'm sure she'll make time for you when she can, ikemen_shoujo-san! Good luck, and I hope to hear good news from you next time you write in!
"Sayu, do you still love me?"
"Reina! I saw the cutest girl just now!"
"You don't love me..."
"She has the most beautiful hair I've ever seen...!"
"Sayu doesn't love me anymore..."
"And when she smiles it's soooo cute, just like a hamster!"
"Is it because I'm getting old?"
"I wish we could adopt her!"
"Is it the wrinkles? Do I have wrinkles?"
Yay alcohol. All hail Ishikawa-sama! I borrowed grac's drunk!Rika for lulz. I hope I did her justice!
What Ai-chan sang while drunk: O, falsely, falsely murder'd! / A guiltless death I die. / Nobody; I myself. Farewell / Commend me to my kind lord: O, farewell! -- from the final act of Othello.
I hope Riho made it home safe...heh.
I hope everyone likes the chapter bwahahahahaha.