there will be more characters... i think. @Pokotan: @Ruka Kikuchi:
thanks for the support, Ruka-senpai!
and you and cometerz-chan really got me into AyakaNatsumi! @phoenix0i:
i hope you'll support this one too...
like what you did on Yuri Diary. @Kirozoro:
i think there's more pairs to come... @nguyen23: @kuro_black29:
an update... minna-sama.
thanks for the warm support!
Chapter 1: The Strange Stranger(Third Person’s POV)
Seated around a long, rectangular table, the girls gathered at the dining room for breakfast. The head maid, Ichikawa Miori, soon entered the room along with the other maids – Oku Manami and Ono Erena.
“Minna-sama… The headmaster wishes to tell you that she won’t be joining you for breakfast today because she still has important matters to attend to…” Miori announced.
The girls didn’t verbally react at all. But they’re quite intrigued of what their headmaster is doing. Well, this is indeed the first time the headmaster didn’t join them for breakfast. But they forgot all those thoughts when the carts of food are brought in and the scent instantly made their stomachs grumble in silence.
The maids gently placed their food for the ladies there. They also poured in some milk for everyone.
“Excuse me, Ichikawa-san… but why aren’t you joining us for breakfast?” Milky posed up a question.
“We are not allowed to do so, Watanabe-san.” Miori said briefly.
“B—but why not?” Milky asked again.
“Don’t worry, Watanabe-san, we’ll have our meal after you finish yours.” Manami said.
The girls started to dig into their plates filled with delicious food.
It was a quiet breakfast for them, as usual. Among all of them, Haruka was the one who have been staying there for the longest time. And the most recent were Sayaka and Yuki…
Even though some days already passed, they haven’t chatted casually with any of their other housemates. Maybe because they all have different characteristics…
And soon enough, the quiet breakfast was done.
Each of them left the dining room silently and was about to go back to their own rooms… when they saw the headmaster walking in the hallway… towards them.
While in front of the headmaster, they stopped walking and bowed to her.
“Ohayo gozaimasu, Arika-sama…” The girls said in chorus.
The headmaster was a petite lady yet she was highly respected by the girls. With an aura of elegance, she slightly lifted the edge of her dress and lightly bowed her head to the side.
“Good morning, ladies…” She said with her soft voice. “I was about to see all of you… and as I can see, you’ve just eaten your breakfast…”
“I wish to talk to all of you.” The headmaster said with a smile. “Let’s walk over to my office…”
They had a short journey to the headmaster’s office. They stopped in front of the closed door.
The headmaster reached for the knob and turned it. The door swung open, revealing her office. “Come in, ladies…”
It was a huge, cozy room with peach draperies that hung flawlessly on the windows. There is couple of lovely oil paintings that hung on the walls and vases full of pink roses around the room. A bright and lively room, indeed – which clearly reflects the headmaster herself.
The girls entered and found two persons already inside…
“Ohayo gozaimasu, Arika-sama…” The girl with the long and ebony hair bowed elegantly at the headmaster.
The bow was returned.
“Ladies, please take a seat…” Arika said as she herself sat in her seat. The girls sat on a long, rounded couch in front of her.
“You have a new housemate…” Arika-sama announced to the girls. A tall and slim girl stood up. “Please introduce yourself…”
“I’m Matsui Jurina.” The girl said plainly. “Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.”
I introduced myself and bowed before everyone. Quickly, I roamed my eyes and looked at all of them. As I can see, they’re just normal teenage girls… Well, except for a certain girl.
She was pale-faced and that eyes of her… those deep black-colored eyes.
Our gazes met in an instance but she looked away quickly…
Oooooh, that girl gives me creeps.
“Arika-sama, I’ll be joining Matsui-san and tour her around the house.” The ebony haired girl named Itsuki Yui said.
“That’s a good idea, Yui. Then, maybe I can dismiss the other girls now…”
“Girls, I hope you get along with each other by now…” Arika-sama said before we all go out of her office, leaving her and Yui-san inside.
As we go out, a cheerful girl approached me with her bright smile. “Hello! Matsui-san, right? I’m Watanabe Miyuki, but you can call me Milky…”
“Nice to meet you, Milky. By the way, you can call me Jurina.” I smiled at her.
“Let me introduce you to—EH?!” She looked at the other girls but they were already leaving. “Matte kudasai, minna-san!”
They stopped walking and looked back at us.
“That girl’s Mayu-chan… She’s Kashiwagi-san. She’s Shimazaki-san. That one’s Matsui-san… and she’s Yamamoto-san…” Miyuki said as she pointed at each, one-by-one.
Matsui? The creepy girl has same family name as I…
“Nice meeting all of you… I’m—”
My words were cut off when…
“How come did you know my name?!” Yamamoto loudly said.
“Because we’re housemates, duh?” Milky sarcastically said.
“But these girls here don’t know! Maybe you are my stalker, aren’t you?!” – Yamamoto
“How dare you—”
“Will you please cut it off, you two!” Kashiwagi cut off Milky and Yamamoto’s quarrel. “Miyuki, you’re done with your introductions? I have my own things to do…”
Kashiwagi said as she left. The others did the same thing as her, leaving Milky and I.
“Jurina, please bear with them… We’re still adjusting with each other.”
“Don’t worry. I understand.” I smiled at her and I’m sure it brought her a sense of relief because I saw her face brighten up again.
“Thank you. Nee, I got to go now… See you later!” Milky waved her hand and left me.
I stayed outside the headmaster’s office. Itsuki-san soon stepped out of the office.
“Let’s go? I’ll tour you around first… Then I’ll bring you to your room lastly. Your luggage had been put there already.”
We started walking around.
Itsuki-san toured me all around. We went to the infirmary, her office, the dining area, the dance hall, the library, the gallery, and even the garden…
I’ve met Dr. Ohori Megumi, Nurse Kasai Tomomi, Matsubara Natsumi – the librarian, and others…
Lastly, we went to the sleeping quarters… and to my room…
“I’ll be leaving you now, Matsui-san. I hope you remembered something from the things I said.”
“Thank you very much, Itsuki-san…” I said as I bowed at her.“Welcome to the Rosehouse, Matsui-san. I hope you enjoy your stay here…”
Itsuki-san said as she lightly bowed her head to the side and showed me her smile. I watched her walk in the hallway, away from me. When she was already out of my sight, I turned around and entered my room.TBC...
so, that's it...
i'll post the next chapter in the coming days...
btw, this PV is my inspiration in writing this story...
by ALI PROJECT
(I know BbSis-san understands me why I like Ali Project so much)
just want to share, though.
thanks for reading!
comments are highly appreciated... as well as complaints and criticisms...