Chapter 12: Haruka Part 2
It was Saturday Morning, Naanya and Sakura were having breakfast. Pancakes, blueberries, strawberry shake and some meat (9 tailed fox’s daily needs or energy) Naanya was eating as usual while the latter was deep in their own thoughts. She was thinking about what happened last night.
Where could she be? Why didn’t she want to be found? And who are ‘they’? “Ra…Ra…Sakura…”
I snapped out of my thoughts and looked at the person who called me.
“What’s wrong?” She asked me in between chews. I need to be careful around her. “I…I was just figuring out what’s for dinner”. Hope that’s convincing enough. I looked at her. Nope, she raised her brows. MISSION FAILED.
She opened her mouth, “Huh, really?”. I nodded confidently (hesitantly). She continued, “Cause last time I checked, I was in charge of cooking tonight”. I ‘accidently’ dropped my chopsticks. What do I do? What do I do? What do I do? Aha! Got it. I picked the chopsticks and went back to my seat. “I thought of giving you a break since you’re busy with the shadows and all that”.
“Didn’t you said that you wanted to buy some clothes?” Don’t look at her in the eyes. I took a peek- WE MADE EYE CONTACT! She’s trying to talk, “Are you sure you’re not keeping a secret from me?” I shook my head and get up to her. “Cause if you do I’ll-” I put my finger on her lips. “There’s no secret”. She slapped my hand away. “You better make sure, I don’t want another secret wrestling stuff”.
“We were short on money”
“That doesn’t give you an excuse to wear tight spandex”. If you’ve seen my body….no words. “You’re not wolverine”. That means all heroes look good in it, like deadpool, (dat ass doe).
“I found a new job”
“It doesn’t make any difference”
“I’m not wearing spandex” Regretfully.
“But you’re a hostess”
“No, I’m Same”. She looked pissed and ran upstairs. “Be ready in 2 hours” I yelled at the staircase.
“Dame, Sakura! You'll only make me distracted.” Was what Naanya last said to me, before going in to shop for clothes. Can't believe she think I'm a distraction.
I got a message from Naanya.
Sakura, I'm gonna b a lil late, u go home first.
Uwaa, she abandoned me T_T "I'm like TT". Wait a minute. I felt a lightbulb and gears working. Like I'm gonna go home first. Let's see. I look around for some shops. Oooh, A melonpan bakery. I think I'll go buy a box of it. If she asked for some, I'm not gonna give it. Hahaha, I'm such a genius. I pushed the door in front of me and took a step in.. Ahhh, this smell, this melonpan aroma.
“Are? Sakura?” I searched for the one who called me. “Rena, what are you doing here?” “My stock ran out yesterday, I'm here to re-stock it”. “I’d never knew you were into melonpan” “I’m a melonpan enthusiast and also a sucker for trains,and for Jurina, she’s third. Now that she mentioned it,there’s no puppy near her.“I don't see Jurina.” She had the same smile as Naanya, before she left me. “I had to leave her at home, she always make a fuss whenever I come here.” I opened my mouth slightly, I was confused. She explained, “Jurina thinks that I love melonpan more than her.” I can see why. "I understand how she feels, being abandoned".
She looked at me weirdly and I fill her in on the details, about Naanya. We looked at each other back and forth. Sakura asked me,“Nee, let’s start an alliance”. Could it be? “MELONPAN ALLIANCE?” We both said. We both shook hands on it as an agreement.
She than paid for her stock and just patted me on the back before going back home. Abandoned… again. But don’t think about it when there’s melonpan around you. Let's see, I looked around for the selections, One or two packs? Nah, I'll just take the whole box.
After purchasing it, I went out the bakery. I took out one melonpan. Mmm,mmm. "I've got melonpa-----AN!!" Someone stumbled in front of me. It was a short haired girl. She said sorry with a lisp. I took accidently took a whiff of a familiar scent, as the girl ran away. I ran to find the girl that smelled like her. No, this is Haruka. She's the only one with that scent. It is true, she's still alive. I caught the scent again. This time it's mixed with .……Shadows.