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This is a Christmas OS. I hope that you guys like this
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On the snowy road, there is a young man walking slowly around a very crowded place alone. There are a lot of couples passing him. He looks at them and smiles. However his smile shows his sadness.
Why? Where is he going?
He comes to his most memorable place, the place where he met his most important person. After walking for a while, he reaches the place.
“Today is the seventh Christmas. How are you doing, Atsuko? Are you happy right now, Atsuko?” He whispers his lover name under a big Christmas tree.
He sits down and takes out a letter. It looks very old. By its look, people can say that it was read over and over a lot of time.
“Five years later, we will meet at the place where our love begins. I hope you be happy
He reads the sentence and smiles.
“Atsuko, do you remember the first time we meet here. It was already 10 years right” Minami whispersFlashback
10 years ago
On Christmas Eve
Today is Christmas Eve, so as always; no one will be at home. My parents went for their annual vacation and will be back before New Year one day. Today is holiday. However, I still don't have anything to do. I just lie on my bed lazily while looking at the ceiling. Suddenly, my phone rings
“Hello Yuu” I said
Yuu is my cousin. He is older than me. He is an architect
(Takamina, Nyan Nyan can't go out with me today) he whines over the phone
Nyan Nyan, or Kojima Haruna is his girlfriend, fiancée. She is a young CEO in her parents company
“Huh? Why so?” I ask
(She said that she has an important meeting in her company to attend) he said
“I see. It can't help. That is an important meeting after all” I said
(So, today you have to go out and play with me) he said to me
“What? Why?” I ask in surprise tone.
(Because your cousin is sad, your job is helping him feel better) he said to me
“Stop joking around. Keep that and tell your Nyan Nyan to make up for you” I said
(Takamina, how can you be so cold? I’m sad. Your precious cousin is sad. You have to comfort him) he said
“Nope, that is your Nyan Nyan’s job. Not mine” I said shortly
(Oh….I know. You have a date with your girlfriend, right?) He said
“For your information, I’m still single. I’m just lazy and don't want to go outside today. It is too crowded” I said
(If you don't have any plain, then let meet up together and drink something) he said
(Today is Christmas Eve after all) he continues
“Uhm….ok. Where do you want to meet?” I ask him
(Let's meet under the big Christmas tree in the city square at 6. After that let go play some bowling or some other games) he said
“Ok, cool. See you later” I said
Then we hang up. I lie lazily for a while. Then I get up and prepare to go out. I walk toward the big Christmas tree, and sit there waiting for him. I take out my iPod and listen to music while waiting for himAfter 1 hour
“Where is he?” I thought
“Hey Yuu, where are you?” I text him
I play some games on my phone and continue waiting for him.After another 1 hour passed
I take out my phone to call him. Suddenly my phone rings
“Hey, where are you?” I said with a bit irritating tone
(Sorry Takamina. Nyan Nyan just lied to me about busy. She cooks a lot of food for us to eat together in Christmas Eve. She wants me to be surprise) Yuu happily said to me
“Oh, great” I thought
“So that means you are at your Nyan Nyan’s house right now?” I ask him
(Yup, sorry about our plan. I guess I have to postpone it to some other time) Yuu said to me
(Yuuchan, everything is done. Let eat)
When I’m about to say something, I hear Nyan Nyan’s voice through his phone
(Sorry buddy. I will go and enjoy my Nyan Nyan’s food now. Talk to you later) he said and hangs up
“Wait” I said, but he already hungs up
I sigh and look at my phone. I look at the big tree
“Great, he called me here, and then he has other plan. I guess I just go home and sleep for now” I thought and turn around
Suddenly I bump into someone. I quickly catch the person.
“I’m sorry” I quickly said
Then I look up at the person
“So cute” I thought when I see her face
I bumped into a girl. She looks so cute. I’m just standing there and staring at her. I don’t know why, but I can’t take my eyes off her. I feel like time around me is stopped. There is only me and her.
My mind still can’t process anything. There is only her face fills my mind now.
“Uhm...Excuse me” I hear she said in small tone
Her voice snaps me out of my thought. Now I realize that I still hold her waist, and our faces are very close to each other. Immediately, I withdraw my hands from her waist and steps back
“I...I...I’m sorry” I stutter
“I...It’s ok. Thank you for catching me” She said to me with soft tone
Her voice is so cute
“No problem” I said while scratching the back of my head
Then silent fills between us. I try my best to think of something to say to her. I want to be her friend
“I...I guess I will go now” she said to me
Then she turns around and walks away
“Wait, what is your name? Do you want to go on a date with me?” I blur out
She turns and looks at me with a confused look. Realizing what I just said, I said
“I mean...ah...uhm….I mean, are you free for a drink? I want to apologize for bumping to you”
I can feel my heart beats extremely fast. This is a feeling that I’ve never had before
“My name is Maeda Atsuko. And yes, I’m free” She said and smiles
“What a cute smile” I thought
“Thank you” She smiles and said
“Huh? Did I say that out loud?”
“Yes” She said
“Did I say that out loud again?” I said
She laughs softly
“You are so cute” She said
I can feel my face is getting hot
“So, what is your name?” She asks me
“My name is Takahashi Minami” I smile and said to her
“Nice to meet you, Takahashi-san” she said to me
“Nice to meet you, too Maeda-san. By the way, just call me Minami” I said and smile
“Ok, then feel free to call me Atsuko” she said and smiles
“Ok” I nod happily
Then once again, silent fills around us
“So Minami, where are we going?” she asks me
“Where?” I ask her forgetting what I just said
“You asked me for a drink. If you forget then ok, I will leave now” she said and turns away
“Wait” I catch her hand
“I’m sorry. Let’s go” I said to her
Then we go to a coffee shop nearby. We sit by the window and look at the big Christmas tree.
“Why did you are here all alone?” I ask her
“Why did you ask?” she asks me
“Because today is Christmas Eve, a lot of couples will go out. It is rare to see a cute girl like you alone” I said
“Thank you for your compliment again” she smiles at me and said
“Actually, I don’t like crowded much. Today I come out here because my cousin dragged me here. She had a fight with her boyfriend. Therefore, she forced me to go out with her. Then her boyfriend came and apologized to her. After that they left. That is why I’m here alone.” she said to me
“This day, I rather stay at home and listen to music” she said
“What a coincident, me too.” I said in surprised tone
“You too?” she asks me
“Uh, my cousin called me here because he thought his fiancée is busy. However, his fiancée just wants to give him a surprise. That is why I’m here” I told her
“I also like to stay at home alone and enjoy my own time” I continue
“I see.” she said
Then we continue our happy talk for a while.
“It is already late. I guess I will have to go home” she said
“Oh ok.” I said
“I hope to see you soon” I said in small tone
“Ok” she smiles and said
I look up in surprise. Then I see her take out her notebook and write down something.
“Here is my phone number. Call me if you want to have a drink some other time.” she said and gives me the paper
“Really? That is great” I happily receive the paper from her
“Bye Minami. It is a great pleasure to meet you” she smiles at me and said
“Bye Atsuko. I’m happy that I came here today” I said and smiles
Then we part our way
On the way walking back home, my mind just plays back her cute smile. My ears just echo her soft voice. When I got home, I go to my room and lie down on the bed. I take out the number in my pocket and save into my contact list. I look at the phone and wondering if I should call or text her. I want to, but I don’t know what I should write. Then I write
“Atsuko, thank you for today”
I take a deep breath and hit the send button. I nervously wait for her response. Then my phone rings. I quickly take the phone and open the text
(Minami? It is me who should thank you for treating me coffee. It is very fun to talk to you)
My heart is jumping in happy when I receive her text. Then I type
“Your’re welcome. Tomorrow is Christmas, are you free? We can go out for a drink again”
(Tomorrow, I’m busy. I will go out and eat with my parents) she texts me back
I feel a little disappointed when receiving her text. Then my phone rings again
(I’m free after 7 p.m, if you still free at that time)
I sit up happily
“Of course I’m. Let’s meet at that time at the Christmas tree in the city square” I text
“You know what Atsuko? That day to me is very special. So special” Minami whispers while looking at the ring on his handMean while
On a plane
In VIP seat
There is a young girl sitting. She caresses at the ring on her hand while smiling. Suddenly she stops smiling
“Minami, do you still wait for me? I guess not, right? I didn’t keep my promise after all.” she whispers
“One part I want you to move on now and be happy. Another part, I want to see you at that tree. I miss you” she whispers
Her tear drops on the ring.
“10 years ago, meeting you at that Christmas tree is the happiest thing in my life.” She said
Then she laughs softly
“At that time, you looked so clumsy and cute” She whispers
Then a flight attendant comes to her and said
“Miss, the plane is about to land”
“Ok, thank you” the girl saidCity Square
Minami closes his eyes to remember their happy time
“Do you remember the first time we meet at school? That was a big surprise to me. You also felt the same right?” Minami whispers
“I still can remember that feeling of joy when knowing that you were the transfer student in my class” Minami whispers and smilesFlashback
“Oh boy, I’m late for the new school day.” Minami thought while rushing toward his classroom.
Finally he reaches his class. He opens the door and rushes in. Suddenly he bumps into someone. He quickly catches the person by hand and pulls back.
“I’m so...Atsuko?” Minami said in surprise
“Why are you here?” Minami asks her
“I just transfer here” Atsuko said
“Really? That's great” Minami happily said
“Excuse me Takahashi-san; I believe this is time for homeroom.” A woman voice appears
“Ah...I'm sorry Shinoda-sensei.” Minami said
“Ok, Maeda-san you can sit at that empty seat next to Takahashi-san’s seat.” The teacher said
Then she goes to her seat. They look and smile at each otherEnd flashback
On the airplane
“Those time being with you in the school is my most precious memories, Minami” Atsuko said
“I still remember the Christmas Eve, one year later, the day you confessed your love to me. You look so clumsy, but cool at the same time.” she keeps caressing her ring and whispersFlashback
After playing around for a while, Minami and I come to the Christmas tree where we met for the first time. We are standing there and looking up at the tree
“Minami, thank you” I said softly
He looks at me with surprised look. I smile at him.
“I feel very happy to be with you, Minami” I said
“Atsuko” he calls me softly
“That is what I really want to say to you” I smiles brightly at him and said
Suddenly, he calls my name seriously while holding my hands. I can feel my heart suddenly beats faster.
“W...w...what is it Minami?” I ask him shyly
“Uhm….I...I...actually...I...uhm…” he stutters while scratching his head
“What is it, Minami?” I ask in calm tone
However, the truth is I’m very nervous. My heart is going to jump out of my chest any second. I hope that he doesn’t feel the shaking in my hand
“Atsuko” he calls me again
I look directly at his eyes as waiting for him
“Atsuko, the truth is I…I…I…”
*ring* *ring* *ring*
Haven’t finished his words his phone rings. I thought my heart was going to stop.
“I’m sorry” he said while taking out his phone
“It’s ok, go ahead” I said and smile
However, inside me, I feel a little disappointed. I turn and look at the tree while waiting for him. The Christmas tree looks so beautiful. I always feel amazed whenever I look at it.
“Atsuko” he calls me again
I turn and smile at him.
“So, what do you want to say to me, Minami?” I ask him
“I hope what he said is what I hope for a long time.” I thought
He comes closer to me and holds my hands again. Suddenly he pulls me closer to him and presses his lips on mine. I widen my eyes in surprise. Then slowly I close my eyes and reply his lips. He kisses me lovingly and gently while caressing my face. I can feel my heart beats extremely fast. Then we break the kiss and look at each other
“M...my cousin said that if I can’t express my feeling by words then show you by the action” Minami said to me
“What do you mean, Minami? I don’t understand. Why did you kiss me?” I ask innocently
“Ah….Uhm….” He is thinking while scratching his head.
“He looks so cute when doing like that” I thought and smile
“If nothing then I will go” I said and act like turning away
“Wait, Atsuko.” He calls and catches my hand
“What is it, Minami?” I look at him and ask
“Uhm…I…I…” He keeps scratching his neck and stutter
I bend and kiss his lips again. Then I move back and ask
“What do you want to say, Minami?” I ask him and smile brightly
“Atsuko, the truth is I love you for a very long time. Will you be my girlfriend?” Minami said to me seriously while holding my hands tightly
I stun by his words. Those three words, I’m waiting for so long. I can feel my face getting hot. I look at him with happy eyes and smile brightly at him. I lean closer to him and whisper
“Minami, I love you”
He hugs me tightly
“I love you, Atsuko. From the day, I saw you under this tree.” he whispers in my ear
“Minami, I’m very happy, right now” I said and tighten my hug.
Then we break the hug and look at each other lovingly. We move our face closer to each other until our lips touch each other. We hug each other while deepen our kiss.End flashback
The city square
“Atsuko, you know what? The day you accepted my confession, I see a whole world around me brighter. I can feel my heart jumping in joy.”
“I thought that we can be together forever. I planned a lot of thing to do with you in the future. However, I never thought that the next Christmas is the last day I met you. I never thought that your random question on that night was your intention.” Minami whispersFlashback
After playing around and enjoy our date night, Atsuko and I go back to the Christmas tree. This is our third Christmas. I’m very happy. We sit there and entwine our hands. Atsuko rests her head on my shoulder.
“Atsuko, are you having fun today?” I ask her
“Uh, more than you could ever imagine, Minami. This is the happiest day in my life.” She said and smiles at me
“This place will always be the most precious place to me because I met you here. I met a wonderful, nice, gentle, and the most lovable person.” She said to me
“Minami, you are the most important person to me more than my life. I love you more than anything” she said while holding my hand tighter
I turn and hug her tightly in my arms. Her words make me so happy.
“Atsuko, I love you, too. More than what you could imagine. Being with you is my most happiness. You are so important to me that I can’t describe it by normal word” I said and tighten my hug
“Minami” she calls me softly
“What is it, Atsuko?” I ask her
“What if…..” She pauses
I stay silent and wait for her
“What if one day, I suddenly disappear forever, will you hate me because of that? Will you still remember me? Will you find somemhmm...”
Cutting her words, I seal her lips with mine. I kiss her slowly and gently. Then I break my kiss and look at her
“Don't say thing like that Atsuko. I will never hate you no matter what. I also will never forget you no matter what. You are here, Atsuko. Your position is in here. There is no way I can forget about you” I said while pointing at my heart
“Don't ever asking me to love someone else. That thing is impossible. In my heart, there is only you. My heart is only open for you. You hold its key. It will never open second time for anyone ever” I seriously said to her
“Minami” she calls me
I can see her tear
“I will answer your question like this. One day, if you suddenly disappear, I will always wait for you until I disappear from this world” I said
“Minami” she calls me and hugs me tightly while burying her face on my chest
“So don't ask that question again ok” I pat her head and said
“Uh” she nodsAfter awhile
“Atsuko, now, where do you want to go?” I ask her while burying my face on her neck
“I want you to cook for me. I want to eat your food” she said to me
“Ok. However, I’m not a good cooker for your information” I said
She laughs softly.
“I will eat everything you cook. After all that is the love that my boyfriend has toward me” she said
“I love you so much Atsuko” I said and kiss her cheek
“Me too. I love you more than everything.” she said and pecks my lips
“Let go Atsuko” I said and take her back to my house
We happily cook together. She helps me with minor thing while I’m doing the cooking. After a while, we finished our food. Then we sit down and eat together.
“How was it Atsuko?” I ask her
I see her face turns serious. Suddenly she chokes.
“Atsuko, are you ok? Does it bad? What happened?” I ask her in worry tone
Suddenly she laughs out loud making me realize that I was tricked by her
“It is very delicious, Minami” She said to me
“How dare you, Atsuko?” I said in playful tone
“I will punish you” I said and tickle her
“Hahaha….Minami, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. Stop it” she laughs loudly and said
“I’m sorry…..hahahaha…..I will make up for you. Please stop this tickling” She said between her laugh
“So, what is it?” I look at her and ask
“This” she said while hugging my neck to pull me down
She presses her lips on mine and kisses me lovingly. I hug her and reply her kiss. Our kiss slowly turns to more passionate and intense. We kiss each other until we are out of air then we break the kiss
“Satisfied?” she asks me
“I actually want more than that, but for now, it is ok” I tease her making her face turn red
“You are so cute, Atsuko” I said and pinch her cheeks
“Let eat, Atsuko before it turns cold” I said
“Uh” she nods
Then we are happily eating together. After finishing eating, we come to the family room to watch TV. I also have something for her.
“Atsuko, can you close your eyes a little” I said to her
“Why?” she asks me
“Just do it and you will know” I said and peck on her lips
“Ok” she nods and closes her eyes
I take out a box inside my pocket. It contains a pair of ring. I ordered them for a very long time. Everything is just for today. I take one and wear on my finger. Another one, I slowly wear on hers.
“Ok, you can open your eyes” I said
She opens her eyes and looks down. She smiles brightly at my present.
“What is it, Minami?” she asks me
“This is something to say that you are mine, and I’m yours.” I smile and said
“I ordered those long times ago. You can see that outside the ring is our name initial. Your ring has my name, letter M, on it, and my ring has your name, letter A, on it. Inside the ring, yours will be “Minami loves Atsuko,” and mine will be “Atsuko loves Minami”.” I smile and said to her
I see tear rolling on her cheek
“Minami” she hugs me tightly and buries her face on my chest
“Thank you, thank you for loving me” she said
“That is what I want to say. Atsuko, thank you for loving me” I said and hug her tighter.
Then I break the hug and look at her. I wipe tear that still on her eyes. I bend down and kiss her eyes
“I love you” I whisper and kiss her lips
“I love you, too Minami” She whispers and replies my kiss
We kiss each other passionately and intense. I kiss her roughly and wildly. I want to taste her lips. Then I slip my tongue inside her mouth and explore every part of her mouth. We kiss for a while then we break the kiss.
“Minami” she calls me while caressing my face
“What is it, Atsuko?” I take her hand and kiss it
“I also have a present for you” she said to me.
“What is it, Atsuko?” I ask her happily
She leans and kisses my lips. Then she whispers in my ear
“Me, make me yours, Minami”
I was very surprise with her word. I hold her hands and ask her
“You mean it, Atsuko?”
She looks down and shyly nods. I lift her face up and kiss her lips roughly but gently. I want to show her my feeling. Then I lift her up and take her to my room. And that night, we belong to each other.In the morning
I slowly open my eyes feeling empty beside me. I sit up and look around.
“Atsuko” I call her, but all I hear is silent
When I look down, I see a letter on the pillow next to me
“To my most important person” it was written outside of the letter
“Atsuko” I thought
I quickly open the letter to read it
I’m sorry for hiding this from you. Today, I will go to England with my parents. I'm sorry Minami.
I know that if I tell you to forget about me right now, you won't agree, right? So let's make a promise that five years later, we will meet again at the place where our love begins.
If after five years, you didn't see me that mean I live very good and happy by that time and already forget about you. Therefore that time, I want you to erase all of your memories about me and find for you a good person.
I hope you happy.
Minami reads the letter in tear.
“Atsuko, though I don't know why did you leave, why did you say those thing in this letter, as I said before, I will always wait for you. Not only five years, but until I can't breathe anymore” Minami thoughtEnd Flashback
Minami looks down at his watch. It is nearly midnight. The street slowly turns empty. Then he stands up and looks at the tree
“I wonder how are you doing now, Atsuko. I miss you” He whispers
“This is the second years you break your promise. However, next year, I will also wait for you here. I will wait for you forever” He continues
Then he disappointingly turns back. Suddenly he bumps into someone. As reflection, he catches the person by waist.
“Why this is so familiar?” he thought
Then he looks at the person. The familiar face appears in front of him. The girl he loves the most
“Atsuko” Minami thought in surprise
“I’m sorry” Atsuko said and steps back
“What wrong? Didn't she recognize me” Minami thought
Then he notices she is holding a staff on her hand
“A staff” Minami thought
When Minami is about to call her, Atsuko calls him
“Excuse me, Uhm….are you here for a long time?” She asks him
“Yes, from the evening until now” he fakes his voice
“Did you see this person?” Atsuko asks him while taking out a picture in her pocket.
That is his picture. Seem to realize something, Minami slowly raises his hand in front of her face and waves. Tear starts rolling down on his cheeks
“What happened to you, Atsuko?” He thought
“Mr?” Because he stays silent, Atsuko calls him again
“Ah...Uhm….no, I didn't see him” Minami said
“I see, I'm glad” she said and smiles
However, her voice clearly shows her disappointment.
“I'm sorry for my curiosity, but why did you glad when the person you are looking for not here?” Minami asks her
“If he is not here, that mean he already forgot about me and find for him a good person who can take care of him” she said
“Why? Through your voice I can guess that you love him a lot. Why did you happy when he forgets about you?” Minami asks again
“Because it will be better for him” Atsuko said
“Why did you think that it will be better for him if he forgets you?” he asks
“Firstly, I made a promise to him that we will meet here after five years. However, I broke it” Atsuko said
“Secondly, look at me right now. I can’t even take care of myself, so how can I take care of him.” She continues
“I think if he loves you, he will understand you if you tell him why you can’t keep your promise. Also, if he truly loves you, he won’t care about that. He will want to take care of you” Minami said
“But I don’t want to be his burden. I want him to be happy” Atsuko said
“Baka” Minami thought
“Did you ever consider his feelings? Did you ask him if he sees you as a burden? Why don’t you tell him what happened to you? What if one day he knew about your condition? Do you think that he will be happy? No, he will never be happy. He will bury himself in regret. Regret because of his own useless, regret because he can’t protect his lover, regret because he didn’t know the hardship that his lover had been through” Minami said with a lot of emotion in his voice, but still be able to fake his voice
“Mr?” Atsuko calls in surprise
“I’m sorry. That is just your problem just as me and my girlfriend. She left me without any reason. I want to know what happened to her. Why did she leave me? Did I do something wrong? I want to ask her so bad” Minami said
Tear starts rolling down on his cheek
“I’m sorry.” Atsuko said
“It is ok.” Minami said
“I have one last question to ask you. It is ok if you don’t want to answer me” Minami said
“Go ahead” Atsuko said
“What happened to you? Why did you be in this condition?” Minami asks
“Uhm…I guess I can tell you.” Atsuko saidFlashback
While Atsuko is studying in her room, her head suddenly hurt. Her sight is slowly blurry. Then she collapses on her deck. In central Hospital
Atsuko slowly opens her eyes. She looks around at the unfamiliar view
“Where am I? Hospital?” Atsuko thought
“Baby, you are awake” her parents call her happily
“Mama, Papa, why am I here?” Atsuko asks
“When I come to your room, I see you unconscious there. We quickly take you here” her father said
Then the doctor steps in
“Mr. and Mrs. Maeda, can I talk to you?” The doctor said
“Wait here, baby. We will be right back” her mother said and kisses her forehead
“Wait” Atsuko said
“What is it, Atsu?” Her father asks
“I want to know what’s wrong with me.” Atsuko said
“Everything will be fine honey. Let us talk to the doctor first” her mother said
“No, I want to hear my condition. Why did sometime my head hurt, and it happens often than before? Why did my sight turn blurry and sometime I can't see?” Atsuko said
“Please Mama, Papa, I want to know what wrong with me” she turns to her parents and said
“Atsu” her mother hugs her tightly
“Ok, doctor. What is her condition, now?” Her father said
“The tumor in her head develops very quickly. There is no choice now. She has to take an operation as soon as possible.” The doctor said
Atsuko stuns with what the doctor said
“What percent of succession?” Her father asks him
“With our technology here and her condition now, the chance is 15%. However, if she doesn't do that, her time is only one more year” the doctor said
“Atsu” her mother hugs Atsuko and cries
“I'm going to die. Minami, Minami, Minami” she thought while tear rolling on her cheeks
After discussing about Atsuko’s condition, the Dr. leaves the room. Atsuko just sits silently while tear keep rolling down on her cheeks
“Atsu” he mother calls her worriedly
“Mama, Papa, am I going to die?” Atsuko asks in shaky tone
“Of course not sweetie, you will be fine.” Her mother said to her
“When did this happen? Why didn't I know anything?” She asks her parents
“When you were in middle school, you told me that you sometime can't see thing well, right? You also said that your head hurt. We took you to the hospital, and the doctor said that there is a tumor in your brain, and it located in your vision area that is why your eyes sometime can’t see” her father said
“That time, you said that I only lack of sleep and study too much” Atsuko said
“We are sorry for keeping that secret from you, Atsu.” her mother hugs her and said
“That time the doctor can't do the surgery because it is too risky, but now, it is more dangerous because it growth so quick.” Her father said
“Then I will die, either way right?” Atsuko said
“No Atsu, you will be fine Atsu” he mother hugs her and said in tear
“Yes, Atsu. Papa won't let you die. I have a friend in England. He is a doctor. I will ask him about you. You will be fine, Atsu” her father said
“Yes, baby, you can be saved” her mother said in tearEnd flashback
Minami’s tear keeps rolling down on his cheeks. He didn't know anything about this. He didn't know that his Atsuko had suffered a lot.
“Atsuko, why didn't you tell me? Why did you make yourself suffer all alone?” He thought
“I'm an idiot to not knowing your condition” he scolds himself
“After my father talked to his friend, they decided to take me to England in October. However, I asked him to postpone that until after Christmas because I want to spend that last Christmas with him. After that, I won’t feel regret even if I die” Atsuko said, and tear rolls on her cheeks
“Baka, what if something happen to you?” Minami thought while looking at her gently
“After the operation, I was in coma for all those years. I just woke up last month. However, I can’t see anything.” Atsuko said
Minami all the time is holding his fists tightly while tear keeps rolling down. He looks at the girl in front of him. He notices how skinny and weak looking she is.
“All the time, you were in coma. I didn't know anything. How can I say that I love you, Atsuko?” Minami thought in tear.
“Mr?” Atsuko calls
But she feels silent around her.
“I guess he already left.” Atsuko said
“Minami, since the day I came to England for the operation, your ring is my encouragement. It helped me. It gave me a lot of strength. I believe that I can wake up because of your ring, Minami.” Atsuko said
“I miss you so much, Minami” Atsuko whispers in tear
Suddenly someone pulls her closer and hugs her tightly. Atsuko is startled.
Cutting her words, Minami speaks up
“Atsuko, why did you keep this secret from me? Baka, why did you endure all of the pain yourself?” Minami said in tear while burying his face on her neck
Atsuko stuns when hearing Minami's voice
“Minami” Atsuko calls the name that she misses for so long
Atsuko breaks the hug. She raises her hands to find him. Minami catches her hand and puts on his face
“Yes, this is me, Atsuko. I miss you so much” Minami said happily
“Is that really you, Minami?” Atsuko asks him again
“Yes, this is me. Do you remember the words written inside our rings? Minami loves Atsuko” Minami said
“Atsuko loves Minami.” Atsuko adds in tear
“Minami, you are Minami. I miss you so much” she said in tear while caressing his face.
Then he pulls her up and kisses her lips gently. After that he breaks the kiss and hugs her tightly
“Why did you still be here?” Atsuko asks in surprise
“I’m waiting for you” Minami said while stroking her hair
“But 5 years already passed. I can’t keep my promise to you. You should find someone good and build your family.” Atsuko said
“Actually I just found my destiny. She is very wonderful. A perfect girl” Minami said
Hearing that, Atsuko feels like her heart is broken in pieces. However, she keeps calm
“I see, congratulation Minami” Atsuko said and forces a smile
“I’m so happy that you can find a perfect girl who suits for you” She continues
Minami pulls her closer and kisses her lips again. Atsuko pushes him out
“Minami, don't do that, your girlfriend will be sad if she sees this” Atsuko said
“Baka” Minami flicks her forehead gently and said
“That girl is you” Minami said to her and hugs her tightly
“Are you serious, Minami?” Atsuko asks him
“I’m, Atsuko, more serious than ever. I love you. No one can replace you in my heart.” Minami said
“Yuu once told me to move on. Do you know what I told him?” he asks her
Atsuko shakes her head
“My heart already closed since the day you left. It won’t open again for anyone other than you, Atsuko” Minami said and hugs Atsuko tightly
“Acchan, so you ran off here. I was very worry.” a voice appears
Minami turn to the sources of the sound. There is a couple walk toward them
“Who are you?” Minami asks
“I'm Acchan’s cousin, Matsui Rena, and this is my husband Matsui Jun” she introduces herself and her husband
“Sorry, Rena” Atsuko said
Rena walks toward Atsuko and asks
“He is the person that you mentioned to me before, right? The person you met under this tree” Rena asks
“Uh” Atsuko nods
“My name is Takahashi Minami. Nice to meet you” Minami bows and said
“Nice to meet you too, Takahashi-san” Rena said
Then she turns to Atsuko
“No wonder you wanted me to take you here right after you got off from the plane. You really want to meet him right?” Rena said
“Uh, I thought I wouldn’t meet him here, but he waited for me, Rena. He waited even though I broke my promise with him” Atsuko happily said and smiles
“I’m glad that you are happy Atsuko” Rena said and pats her head.
Then she turns to Minami
“Takahashi-san” Rena calls him
“Yes” Minami answers
“Do you seriously love her? Do you really love her no matter what?” She asks him in serious tone
“Yes, I love her. I love everything about her” he said firmly
“Are you sure that you think very careful now? Are you sure that you won't regret what you said in the future? Remember that my cousin now is not Maeda Atsuko of 10 or 7 years ago. She is now unable to see anything. She can't take care her or you.” Rena said
“Also, I heard that you are a CEO of a very famous company, right?” Rena asks and Minami nods
“With a position like you, don't you afraid that your colleagues will whisper behind you about her? Don't you feel uncomfortable to have a disability wife like this?” Rena continues
“I'm sorry for saying thing like that to you, Acchan. However, I don't want you to be hurt in the future” Rena said
“It is ok. I know about me” Atsuko sadly said
She looks down and slowly takes her hand out of Minami's hand. Minami holds her hand back. He holds his grip tighter
“Minami” Atsuko calls in surprised
“I know what I'm doing, Matsui-san. Atsuko is the person I love. I love her not just because of her outlook. I love her because who she is. Maybe, to everyone, she isn't perfect, but to me, she is the most perfect girl. If she can't see, I can be her eyes forever. I don't care about other. Gossiping is the thing that I can't evade. However, in my mind, I only need to know one thing is she loves me, and I love her. The only one I want to be with is her and only her, Maeda Atsuko.” Minami firmly said
Rena looks at him with happy look. She knew her cousin isn't wrong when loving him. Then he turns to Atsuko
“Atsuko, you don't have to worry about anything. The only thing you need to know is, I’m Takahashi Minami will only love you, Maeda Atsuko, and only you no matter what. I can take care of myself and you. I will make you happy every day. We will be happy forever” Minami said while stroking her hair
“Minami” Atsuko calls him in happy tone
Then Minami holds her hands tightly
“Maeda Atsuko, will you marry me?” Minami asks seriously
“Minami” Atsuko calls him in tear
“Atsuko, I won’t allow you to deny me. I know your feeling. To me you are the most perfect girl in my heart. No one can compare to you” Minami adds
“Please accept me. Please let me take care of you forever” he gently said while caressing her face
“Yes, Minami, yes” Atsuko said and smiles
“Thank you, Atsuko” Minami hugs her tightly and happily said
“Nice words, Takahashi Minami. My cousin didn't love wrong person” Rena said in happy tone
“I’m very happy, and I know that her parents, too. Her parents knew that the reason she wants to come back here when she just woke up is because of you. They asked me to test you for them because they still have something to take care before come back here. They want Acchan to be happy.” Rena said
“Papa, Mama did?” Atsuko asks in surprised
“Uh, they knew how hurtful you are when you had to separate from him for that surgery. That is why they allow you to transfer your file to the hospital here.” Rena said
“By the way, everything I said just now was a lie. I just want to test him if his love for you is real or he will abandon you because of your blindness” Rena said
“What do you mean, Rena?” Atsuko asks
“You can see again.” Rena said
“What do you mean? I thought…” Atsuko said and pauses
“I just received the final result about your condition. Your eyes are just temporary blind. This happen because you just woke up from the coma. Some of the functions in your vision area still not return all to its normal state. However, you have to go to check up as the doctor said” Rena said
“Minami, Minami, I can see, I can see again. I can see your face again Minami” Atsuko happily said in tear.
“Uh, I’m happy for you Atsuko” Minami said and hugs her tightly
“Ok, my job is done here. I will leave now. Please take her home safely for me” Rena said
“Ok, I will” Minami said
Then Rena and Jun leave the place
“I’m very happy right now Atsuko. I miss you so much” Minami hugs Atsuko tightly and said
“I miss you, too Minami. I miss you a lot” Atsuko said while burying her face on his chest
"Atsuko, I want you to promise to me this” Minami said while stroking her back
“What is it, Minami?” Atsuko asks
“Please promise me that there will be no secret between us from now on. I don’t want this happen again. When I heard your story, my heart hurts so much. I felt myself so hopeless. I can’t do anything for you. That is very hurt, Atsuko” Minami said while burying his face on her neck
“I’m sorry Minami. I never thought that I hurt you because of this. I just don’t want you to be sad and worry about me. I promise you that there will be no secret between us from now on.” Atsuko said
“Thank you, Atsuko. I love you” Minami said
“I love you too Minami” Atsuko said
After a while, Minami takes Atsuko back to her house5 years later
At the city square
Atsuko is standing near the big Christmas tree
“Where is he going? What took him so long?” Atsuko thought
Minami stealthily comes behind her. Then he raises a bouquet in front of Atsuko
“Happy our wedding anniversary, Atsuko” Minami said happily
Atsuko turns around and looks at him with happy eyes
“That is so beautiful, Minami. Happy our wedding anniversary, Minami” Atsuko said and pecks on his lips
“I’m the luckiest girl in the world to have you by my side. I love you so much” she continues and hugs Minami tightly
“Me too. I’m so grateful to have you by my side every second. I love you more and more everyday”
They break the hug and look at each other lovingly. Minami bends and kisses Atsuko lips gently. After a while they break the kiss and smile at each other. Then they turn and look at the big Christmas tree, the witness of their love.
“Merry Christmas to my Atsuko” Minami said
“Merry Christmas to my Minami” Atsuko said
Atsuko leans on Minami’s chest and hugs him tightly while Minami rounds his arm around her shoulder and pulls her closer to him.
“I love you, Minami” Atsuko whispers
“I love you, too, Atsuko” Minami said in whisper toneThe end
That is the OS. I hope you guys enjoy reading it.
Merry Christmas to you all!