Most likeley I messed up somewhere Part 5
The venue for the anniversary party was packed with special invited guests, such as celebrities, designers, all around the world photographers; this was a huge party for Haruka's father having all these special guests just for an anniversary party. It meant a lot of pressure on Haruka since everyone knew she was the next to take the business. She was a prodigy in many peoples eyes, especially fashion designers. And of course being a big deal, Haruka had to dress to impress, which clearly she did.
Yui arrived to the venue in a black suit with black tie and button up shirt that showed off her curves and bust. It was a design by Haruka, which she received from her just yesterday after complaining to her that she had nothing to wear for the extravagant party.
Being a special guest, she walked up the red carpet mobbed on each side by the media and the paparazzi trying to get the best shots of the evening. Yui kept her head down walking past the big celebs and designers.
Not even half way there she began to hear the voices scream and shout way more, knowing someone big had arrived. Yui was about to ignore it, when she heard the name, "Shimazaki Haruka!" Someone in the crowed shouted.
Yui turned around to catch a young woman stepping out a limousine, wearing a long all black suit coat styled as a dress, with black high heels that showed off her soft white legs. Yui was caught in a trance, eyeing her from head to toe, watching how she tucked a strand of her hair behind her ear. She was beautiful, Yui thought to herself.
behind her, not far from she stood was her best friend, Sayaka. Sayaka was eyeing the same girl, up and down, taken back by how breathtaking she looked.
Sayaka wore a black and white suit, same fit as Yui's, and she had long black pants where she dug her fists into the pockets once she saw Haruka gazing at Yui, smiling at her.
Haruka smiled at everyone around her as she began making her way up the red carpet on her own. When she looked ahead of her she caught Yui smiling wide at her, mouthing to her, 'beautiful.'
Haruka couldn't help but to hide her face by looking down so she wouldn't catch her blushing. However, as soon as she looked back up, behind Yui she found Sayaka glaring at her before turning around and walking back in the venue.
Haruka's smile disappeared for a couple of seconds until the people around her called out to her.
Yui waited for Haruka to finish with the interviews and constant pictures. Watching her, wondering how she hasn't gone blind by the flash going off every second. Once Haruka reached to her, the two of them smiled and said hello. The people watching them began to take shot right away curious as to who Yui was and why the two looked at each other the way they did. Ignoring everyone, Yui stuck her arm out to escort her into the venue.
The party was kicking up, everyone was already chatting around with either a group of people or meeting someone for the first time, each having a glass of champagne in hand from the waiters walking around with trays of them. One waiter walked by with glasses of water and Haruka took one before looking aroun the filled venue to find Miyuki who was presenting her design. Haruka walked away for one second and Miyuki was already on the run. When she caught a glimpse of her walking through a crowd, she ran over to her. "I've been looking for you everywhere!" Haruka clutched onto Miyuki's arm.
Miyuki smiled at her, "I was presenting your design to people. They say you are definitely taking over your father's company."
Haruka was glad to hear the positive comments, she knew that people knew of her being the daughter of this successful designer in, Japan, but when it came to her work it was never spoken about, only if she showed it off, and tonight was that night. They returned to their route in presenting the design, and with the help of Miyuki's charmed smile, she had plenty of people's attention.
While the two were off and around, Yui stood afar watching Haruka. If she lost sight of the girl for a second, Yui would scan the room and find her so fast, it was as if she had eyes of a sniper. Finding her was easy though, she was the only beautiful young lady in the whole venue, at least for her.
"Hey, want some champagne?"
Yui turned around to find her friend with two glasses of champagne in each hand and a quirky smile.
Yui smiled gladly accepting the drink, "Thanks."
Before taking a sip Yui raised her glass to her friend, "Cheers, on you're big night!"
Sayaka thanked her and they clinked glasses before taking a sip of the cool drink.
"So," Yui lowered her glass, "Are you nervous? I can't wait to see your design."
Sayaka gave her a half smile now, "Sort of, but I don't know what to say to people, I think I'm going to open my mouth and random words will fall out."
Yui laughed, "Hey, you'll be alright." turning and pointing at Miyuki, Yui mentioned, "She will help you out. She has been doing it for Haruka."
Sayaka watched Miyuki smiling brightly while she conversed with the men around her knowing very well they were captured by her charm. Who wouldn't?
"You like her?" Yui suddenly asked.
Sayaka turned to her, surprised by the question. "W-what?"
"You were smiling like a fool. Wait, is she the one from way back, the one you told me you had sex with?"
Sayaka wasn't sure how to answer. "Y...es?"
Yui raised a brow, "Yes?"
"It didn't last." Sayaka shook her head.
"Why?" Yui asked.
Sayaka took another sip of her champagne, trying to hold back from chugging it down. "She left to, Paris."
"Well, your chance is here! Ask her out." Yui encouraged her.
"I don't know..." Sayaka looked down at her glass. "I did ask her-"
"And what did she say?"Yui interrupted.
"Ahh-It was nothing, leave it." Sayaka didn't want to continue talking about it, instead she changed the subject to Haruka. "How is she?" Sayaka nodded towards Haruka. Watching her was like watching the brightest star out in the middle of nowhere.
"She seems better than a two days ago." Yui turned to Haruka.
"Was something wrong?" Sayaka was concerned.
"She looked like she hadn't been sleeping, but when I saw her get out the car she looked... Radiant."
Sayaka then chugged the rest of the champagne, remembering two days ago when she saw Yui and Haruka together. If Haruka had picked, why didn't she tell her?
"Listen, Im going to get my design ready for, Miyuki to wear." Sayaka informed Yui.
"Ah, that's right, Miyuki is her name! Well, have fun helping Miyuki in the suit." Yui smirked.
Sayaka half heartedly smiled at her and left. Yui laughed, turning back to see Haruka. This time she was gone.
Sayaka was in the dressing room fidgeting with her suit on display, thinking why she was acting the way she was, why she felt anger towards Haruka after seeing her with Yui. After all, she was the one who told her to pick, she was also the one staying away from her. But she did try talking to her.
She sighed, frustrated with her thoughts. Sayaka sat on the stool beside her, dropping her head into her hands when she heard someone coming in. Shooting her head up to find Haruka, she got off her seat quickly making her way to her.
"We need to talk." Sayaka caught the girl by surprise.
Haruka opened her mouth to reply, however Miyuki came in behind her interrupting.
"That was fun," she commented. "Now, time to change." Miyuki saw the two girls as soon as she walked in. "Hey, Sayaka." She smiled, not noticing the two had some sort of moment.
"Hey." Sayaka weakly smiled.
"Go get changed Miyuki, I have to go back to the party." Haruka said, never shifting her eyes away from Sayaka.
Sayaka could clearly see Haruka wasn't angry at her, but sad. Miyuki made her way pass the two, watching attentively. She felt the tension now.
"I'll see you two out there." Haruka said before leaving the two.
Sayaka watched her walk out and for a moment she didn't stop staring at the door.
"Sayanee." Miyuki grabbed the girls attention. Sayaka had turned to Miyuki giving her smile. "Let's get you changed."
Returning to the party, Haruka made her way to the bar for a drink, ordering a cocktail. "Make it strong." She ordered. The man gave her a nod and prepared her drink. While she waited, Yui walked over with her champagne glass. "Hey." Haruka watched her glide to her.
"Hello." Haruka raised a brow giving her a smirk.
"What are you doing here by yourself, did your date leave you?" Yui began to role-play and Haruka caught on.
"I left my date." Haruka leaned on the bar as Yui did the same.
"Why is that?" Yui asked.
"Because my eye caught someone," Haruka eyed her up and down, "more handsome."
"I see." Yui straighten her back, her hands smoothing down her suit.
Haruka laughed at the cool look Yui tried to give but it only came out weird. "Why are you laughing?" Yui began to laugh, loving that adorable laugh of Haruka's.
"You're drink ma'am." The bartender served her drink.
Haruka thanked the man and took her glass off the bar to take a sip. The drink was indeed strong it caused to cough from the irritation as it wen down her throat.
"You alright?" Yui asked, placing her finished champagne on the bar and threw a finger up to order another.
"Yeah." Haruka responded.
While Yui grabbed her drink, Haruka scanned the room looking for her father. When she found him he was with Sayaka and Miyuki, along with a group of people. Looking at Sayaka, she remembered their moment in the back room. She did want to speak with her but tonight won't be any good, since the two are running around trying to get as many people to know them for future work.
"Let's go walk around?" Yui spoke.
Haruka gave a nod and to her surprise, Yui took Haruka's hand to drag her along.
And of course, in that moment, Sayaka had to turn and spot the two walk off.
"Sayanee, lets go." Miyuki tugged on Sayaka's suit and trailed along Miyuki.
"Are you doing okay?" She asked. Miyuki was worried for her friend now, well it isn't the first time. Miyuki was beginning to become concerned over Sayaka and Haruak, the two should just get it over with and talk. But the days she's been spending with Sayaka, she's been having to bite her tongue from telling her she's falling for her. From the way she speaks her to the way she looks at her. Miyuki was starting to believe that the two do have a future together, but as long as Sayaka is still hung up on Haruka, it won't happen. She should've said yes to her the day she returned to work and they spoke in Sayaka's office. It was what played in her head each time, if only...
"I'm okay." Sayaka and her walked arm and arm passing people, greeting them with a smile.
"You seem lost in your thoughts. We are here to enjoy and celebrate, tonight is a big deal for you." Miyuki spoke as the two continued to walk along.
"I know. Im sorry." Sayaka frowned at her.
"Do you want to tell me what's wrong?" She asked, clearly knowing the reason.
"It's nothing." Sayaka straighten up and cleared her throat.
"Tell me." Miyuki halted as did Sayaka. Sayaka just looked around not wanting anyone to hear. "It's about Haruka."
Miyuki gave a slight nod for her to continue and Sayaka did, "Remember how two days ago I said Haruka was with, Yui, the other girl."
"Yes, I remember." Miyuki thought on that night.
"I still like Haruka and now, whenever I see her and Yui, I get jealous." Sayaka dropped her head.
Miyuki gulped,quite sad to hear those words, but she pushed that feeling away to help her friend. "Tell her."
"If I do, I'll lose my best friend."
"Yui?" Miyuki asked.
Sayaka nodded. After a moment Sayaka apologized for speaking about what's going on with her. "I'm sorry, I probably bummed you out."
"No, no!" Miyuki quickly stopped her from feeling bad, "I told you to tell me what's wrong and I gladly listened. Im here for you."
Sayaka smiled, glad to have her as a friend.
"Now, tonight, you will enjoy your chance to display this," She ran her hand down her side to her hip, "amazing, one of a kind design. So, if you aren't having a good time, I will make you." She threatened.
Sayaka let out a small laugh, quickly forgetting her problems. "Alright, alright. I'm enjoying myself, see!" Sayaka showed off her pearly whites to her. Miyuki did the same, continuing to walk along the crowd of people.
Late into the evening, everyone was already drunk and dancing. The party was beginning to turn into a club, which always happens in Haruka's fathers anniversaries, it made it more enjoyable. Miyuki had finished her round of displaying the designs and dressed into a short navy blue dress that poof'd at the bottom showing off her legs. Through out the night Miyuki spent time with Sayaka and Haruka spent her time with Yui, though Sayaka kept eyeing the girl and Haruka caught her, each time.
At one point in the night, while Yui and Haruka danced the floor, having the time of their lives, Sayaka interrupted asking Yui if she can dance with Haruka as a congratulations on tonight's success. Of course Yui handed her to Sayaka. "I'll go get us some drinks!" She shouted over the music. Leaving the two Yui made her way to the bar asking for three glasses and a champagne bottle.
Yui looked over at the girl questioning her loudly over the music.
"Miyuki, right?" She moved closer for her to hear her.
"Correct! And you are Yui? Sayaka's told me about you."
"Good things, I hope." Yui laughed. Right then the bartender handed her the glasses and bottle of champagne. "Can I get another glass!" She shouted over the music. The young lady handed her the extra glass and Yui thanked her.
Holding the glasses in one hand and the bottle left on the bar, she stuck her hand out. "I never had a chance to properly introduce myself. I am Yokoyama Yui."
Miyuki took the girls hand and shook it. "Watanabe Miyuki. Ah, I know you. You wrote the report on the Paris fashion show. I enjoyed it because I was there."
"Well, we must have bumped into each other and not noticed. Also thanks." She slightly tilted her head, glad to hear someone reads her columns in the magazine or paper. The two continued talking at the bar while on the dance floor Sayaka and Haruka stood on the floor yelling over the music.
"Can we talk somewhere private?" Sayaka asked over the music.
"Not now!" Haruka shouted.
"Then when!?" Sayaka was becoming irritated.
At that moment, Haruka felt saved by Yui.
"Hey, look who I met." Yui stepped aside and Miyuki popped up.
"Hi, Is it alright if I join you guys?" She asked.
Yui handed the girl's their glasses and poured the cold champagne. "A toast to the two of you on tonight. I think people will remember the two of you after tonight." Yui said and raised her glass as the three did as well, their glasses clinking.
As Sayaka took a gulp of hers, her eyes never left Haruka, who chugged her's down asking for more.
The rest of the night the four danced and talked, the champagne and whatever alcoholic drink loosening them up. Most of the time Haruka would only speak to Yui or Miyuki and the same went to Sayaka. Towards the ending of the party, everyone was leaving. Haruka walked through the crowd to get to the back room to grab her things, stumbling on the way over. Before even stepping through the door, she was pulled in.
"What are you doing?" She somewhat slurred, but kept her balance.
"Are you drunk?" Sayaka asked.
"No, I'm sober." Haruka tried to joke.
"I'm taking you home." Sayaka sat her down grabbing her things and Haruka's.
Haruka stood back up, "Hey! No, I am getting a ride with Yui."
Sayaka made her way back to her. "No, I need you to come with me."
"Why, so we can talk? We have nothing to talk about." Haruka crossed her arms.
"So, what, you've picked? Is Yui the one you want?" Sayaka glared at Haruka, waiting for an answer.
"I haven't chosen..." Haruka answered.
"Decide. Right now, I want to hear you say who you want to be with, Is it me or Yui?"
Haruka felt like she had sobered up, staring into Sayaka's glossy eyes. It was a difficult decision. She only thought as to why she couldn't just have both of them, why couldn't everything be different in that moment.
"Decide, Haruka!" Sayaka raised her voice, placing her hands on her arms, tired of waiting.
"Yui." Haruka muttered.
Even if she knew, Haruka had chosen long ago, it was still a surprise. She had very little hope it would be he, but it wasn't. Sayaka sighed, "Good..." Was all she said.
"Im sorry, Sayaka." Haruka apologized, her tears beginning to pour out her eyes. "I wish-
"Stop, I understand." Sayaka cupped Haruka's cheek, wiping away the tears. Her free arm wrapped around Haruka's waist pulling her closer to calm her the way she use to. When she pressed her forehead against hers, she whispred to her, "It's okay, I asked for you to choose and you did."
Haruka couldn't stop crying, but when she looked into Sayaka's eyes, she couldn't help but lean in and kiss her.
"Are you sure you choose me?"
The two broke the kiss when they heard Yui's voice, both looking over the door they had walked through. Yui stood tall, the two knew she was fuming inside, but she kept her cool.
"Yui," Haruka pushed away from Sayaka, "let, me explain." Haruka tried to approach her, but Yui raised a hand and she halted. "Don't, I don't want to hear it." With that said, Yui turned and left the room.
Haruka ran after her, she could not believe this was happening to her. She had finally realized Yui was the one she wanted to be with and this happened, if only she had realized it sooner.
Sayaka ran after them as well, she wanted to explain to Yui, everything. She didn't want to lose a friend, but she knew it would have happened either way.
"Wait, Yui!" Haruka called out. Yui made it out to the pool deck, stopping in her tracks when she heard Haruka call out.
"When did the two of you- How did-" Yui let out a frustrated sound. "You two were together, behind my back!" Yui yelled.
"I'm sorry, Yui. Please listen to me." Haruka cried her eyes out, reaching to take Yui's hand.
Yui retracted her hand away, "No, I don't want to! Not now..."
"Yui." Sayaka came out, runnig towards the two, but before she could finish sayin, 'I'm sorry.' Yui pushed by Haruka and took Sayaka by the collar of her suit.
"Yui, calm down, let's talk-"
"Why!?" Yui snarled in her face.
Suddenly, Miyuki appeared, she had been watching everything happen from the end of the pool. She had been waiting on Yui to get Haruka and Sayaka to hang out together, she never expected this to happen.
"Stop, let go of her." Miyuki tried pushing them apart, but it wasn't working.
"I'm sorry, Yui, I love her but-"
"But what, she chose me? It didn't look like that to me." Yui tightened her grip as Miyuki kept trying to pry them apart.
Haruka watched this unfold in front of her, she never wanted this to happen, she never expected for Yui to find out. She began to feel her breathing be come short and her chest tightening, but what hit her hard was the searing pain in her stomach. Feeling light headed, she gripped onto the railing of the pool to hold her up. She tried calling out to Miyuki to help her but she wasn't loud enough.
As the girls argued with each other they heard a splash, turning to see Haruka had fallen into the pool.