ME 4!!!! PLEASE UPDATE IT TOMORROW AUTHOR-SAN
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Me 3 !!!!!!!
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Fight! Fight! Fight!
I hope more AKB girls come too
Cut-san can you add Churi, Nao and Azumarion too?
As much as I want to add more girls, it might be a little hard. Let me see what I can do about it for now.
Thank you for your suggestions.
And, here is the next chapter~
Things That Mix - 48G Fanfic
MIYAWAKI SAKURA MARU MARU GUNDAN – MAKE NOISE
“SOMEONE pass me the sake here.”
Sayanee waved her empty shot glass. Milky passed poured her more drink. It was already 10pm but they are all still at Maru’s house. Everyone decided to stay for the night. They didn’t even ask for Maru’s permission. They said that Paru slept there so everyone can do the same. Yuihan was the one who suggested it. They are just busy idols who found some leisure time and that time turned into drinking time.
They are all sitting on the floor. Sakura prepared some hotpot. It was weird to prepare some hotpot during summer but it’s all she can think with the ingredients in the fridge. The other girls liked it very much anyway.
“Why did my house turned out like this?” Maru mumbled.
“It is your fault having this much sake at you fridge. Are you alcoholic?” Sayaka answered her and gulped her sake straight. Her face crumpled for a moment. “Ahh~!”
“I only drink when I can’t sleep. And don’t ask me if I’m alcoholic. You already drank a lot and still you’re standing!”
“Haruhi-san, I cooled this down already. Say ‘ahh~’”
Maru opened her mouth automatically. She really likes the food prepared by the girl from Hakata. They are all sitting in pairs and she is paired with Sakura who is busy helping her with the food. Paruru is just watching them. She wants to be the one helping her Hoshi out but someone else is sitting beside her. She also noticed that Maru has received a name from Sakura. She heaved a sigh before drinking.
“Why don’t you drink, Maru-chan?” Yuihan asked while raising her cup.
“Nah.” Maru shook her head. “My wounds might open if I drink.”
“Sou? Sakura-tan, how about you?”
Sakura was surprised with the invitation from the general manager. She was about to answer her but the girl beside her answered for her sake.
“Sakura is under age. Under the law she must not drink alcoholic beverages. I can’t believe you invite her for drink Soukantoku-san.”
Yui just laughed at her. “Gomen, gomen. It’s just us so I thought it is okay.”
“My son is such a good boyfriend, am I right, Sakura-tan?” Sayanee asked Sakura which immediately turned red.
“Shut up, Shakure King.” Maru looked at her sharply.
“Hey! Don’t look at your father like that! And stop calling me Shakure King!”
“YOU!!!” Sayanee was about to mess her hair again when she noticed the boxes at one corner. “Hey, what are those?”
“Eh?” Maru looked at what Sayaka is pointing. She started sweating. “Those are packages from Korea.”
“From Korea? Really? Let me see!” Sayanee stoop up but Maru stopped her by holding her foot.
“No. Those are not to be viewed by anyone else. Hiroko-san told me that.”
“Eh? I’m just going to look at one. Let me see it.”
Sayanee brushed her away and headed to the boxes. “If this is from Korea, I really want to see it. Hold the kid, Yuihan.”
Maru tried to stand up but Yui hugged her from the back so she can’t stand.
“Stop! Don’t open it! Those are all private properties!” Maru pleaded but Sayanee is too stubborn to listen to her. “Yokoyama-san, let me go! Don’t take orders from Shakure King!”
“Is there any cutter here?” Sayanee tried to look around but she found none. “Maa, I’ll just use a coin.” She flipped a coin before cutting the tape of a small box with it.
The three other girls were clueless of why Maru is reacting that way. If those are just good from Korea then why doesn’t she just let them see it? The two other pranksters are just laughing while Maru is begging at them. Sayanee was about to successfully open the box when suddenly…
“Don’t open it!!! S-S-Saya-papa…”
Everyone in the room fell silent. Sayaka froze on where she is standing when she heard the murmur of Maru. Everyone’s mouth is open, looking at the girl whose embarrassment almost turned her into a tomato.
Sayanee ran to her and put her hands on her shoulders.
“What did you say?” Sayaka shook her with a lot of excitement.
“D-Don’t make me say it again!”
Sayaka stood up and return to the boxes.
“Alright, alright! I said ‘Saya-papa’ so please just leave those boxes alone!”
Sayaka rushed to her again and rubbed her chin and head like she’s a puppy. “Good boy, good boy! Yes! I am your Saya-papa~”
Everyone was laughing when Yui suddenly stood up. She looked at Maru and Sayanee with those sharp eyes before she also marched unto the boxes.
“Oh, man!” Maru shook her head and stood up. “You can’t also open these, Yui-papa.”
A wild cunning smile curved up to Yui’s face after hearing Maru call her Yui-papa. She then looked at Sayaka with a challenging stare.
“What are you up to, Yuihan?” Sayaka confronted Yui as she look straight into the other girl’s eyes. “Maru-kun already called me his papa so don’t use the same strategy!”
“Ha-ha-ha! She also called me papa, you know? She did it at her free will.”
“None of it is of my free will.” Maru sighed. She took a blanket from her room and covered the boxes. “Don’t touch these boxes or else everyone will sleep outside.”
The two girls went back to their seats bragging about their achievement to their partners. Sakura helped Maru in covering the boxes.
“You see that Milky? Our son called me papa for the first time!”
Milky smiled at Sayanee and patted her head. “Good job, Sayaka~”
“Ha-ha-ha!” Yuihan laughed her Honmayan laugh. “Our Maru-chan called me Yui-papa.”
Paruru just looked at her with a pout. The difference between the kami taiou and shio taiou.
Milky noticed how protective Maru is to the boxes and she finally get why.
“Hey, tonight’s my Graduation SP, right?” She suddenly blurted out as a distraction from the boxes. “Let’s go and watch it while eating. It’s almost time!”
Everyone agreed with her suggestion. Maru turned on the TV and they tune in to the Milky’s Graduation SP. They were all laughing at the scene where Maru is being chased by Milky and Paruru. The master fisher and the salty queen after just one prey is a thrilling thing to watch. They couldn’t help but laugh at the footage where Maru is eating ramen with her face still covered. They didn’t know they were being filmed that time. Maru thanked her camera sensor; she was able to protect her face because of that.
After the show is finished, they congratulated Milky to her upcoming graduation. Graduation is a sad thing, but idol graduations, just like any other graduation, is a beginning of the new chapter of that certain idol’s life. Soon, Milky will be no more but just Watanabe Miyuki.
Maru was a little bit frustrated about the special. She said sorry to Milky a thousand times because she felt like she has stolen a part of the show. Milky didn’t mind. She even praised Maru for making the show more exciting.
And, it trended again. Together with the trend #MilkyGradSP, the #MMG is on the trend list for another time. They all checked it excluding Sakura. She doesn’t have a twitter account.Isn’t she the girl who rescued Sakura from the attack?
I’m honestly thrilled to see how she looks. She even has Milky and Paruru crazy about her.
Haha. Sayanee and Yuihan seemed a bit bitter about her.
This girl is another way of AKS to attract attention. But I’m honestly excited to see her. Seriously, her stare itself is piercing.
Reveal her immediately. And tell the public what happened at the HS event!
Those are few of the tweets that made the #MMG trend. The tipsy girls read all of those with seriousness.
“I think the timing of the airing of Milky’s SP is just right on the mark.” Yuihan broke the silence.
The other three just nodded. Sakura tried to read some of the tweets through Maru’s phone.
The noisy gathering suddenly turned into a serious meeting when the Soukantoku mode was turned on.
“Maru-chan, for what you did during the incident, the management decided you to be an observer during photo shoots as a reward. Tomorrow, you will observe Sakura’s gravure photo shoot.”
“E-Eh?!” Maru and Sakura exclaimed in chorus.
“As a reward? Observer at photo shoots?” Maru’s eyes twinkled. “But I’m going to start with gravure? Why gravure? Well, it’s not that I am protesting.”
“After the photo shoot tomorrow, there will be a press conference.” Yuihan continued. “Sakura-tan, your presence is needed at that press conference.”
“H-Hai.” Sakura stammered.
“The press conference is obviously about the recent HS event incident. I’m sure you are all aware of the video circulating online. This is a serious matter.”
The soukantoku took a deep breath before continuing.
“Maru-chan.” Yui called her which made her jerk from her seat. She looked at the other girls at the room just to confirm that she’s really the one Yui called. “I don’t know why but Akimoto-sensei asked you to be there. It is Akimoto-sensei himself who called me and informed me about this. He left a message for you…”“In order to protect AKB, how far are you willing to go?”
“YOU DID WELL.”
Maru handed Sakura a bath robe. She just finished her gravure photo shoot and as promised, Maru is there as an observer. She’s now back to her usual masked look. The staffs of the photo shoot immediately recognized her as MMG. That’s the only time she thought that not wearing a mask will be better for her.
Sakura immediately covered her gorgeous, former loli, body. She’s a little shy with Maru being around. It’s weird that she got more nervous with a girl being there than half a dozen of guys working as staff.
“The hot pot didn’t make me look fat, right?” Sakura anxiously asked.
Maru gently patted her head. “Silly, those things aren’t to be worried about.”
“Is your hand, okay?” The Hakata princess asked as she reached for the hand of Maru in her head.
“I met the doctor earlier, today. He got angry that I removed the sling so he made me put it back.” She answered while looking at her injured left hand. “He said that wearing a sling will remind me that I must not move it so much.”
“Sou?” Sakura spaced out while looking at the injured hand so Maru pulled her hand back from her and pinched her nose. Sakura immediately escaped from the attack.
“W-Why did you do that?!” she asked, blushing.
“I told you to stop pitying me, right?”
“Sakura-tan…” They both looked at the manager’s way. “You have to fix yourself fast or we’ll be late to the press conference.”
Sakura nodded her head to her manager and dashed to the changing room. Maru took a bow to greet the manager and the guy did the same.
“Did you enjoy observing the shoot, Hoshino-san?”
Maru sneered. “I will enjoy this kind of photography if I were a guy but I guess it helped. Thank you for your hardwork, Manager-san.”
The manager waved his hand. “It’s my duty, Hoshino-san. Anyway, someone wants to talk to you.” He handed Maru his phone.
“Eh? Who is it?”
“You’ll know when you receive it.”
I called you because I know right now you are having second thoughts.
Yuihan and Sakura are in the center of a huge conference room. A sea of camera is endlessly flashing as they speak. The main managers, Togasaki and Shinobu are also present. They are standing at both ends.As far as I have observed, you are a person who values your privacy like you are an idol yourself.
“We are sorry for having you all wait for two days before we make an official statement regarding this incident. We are terribly sorry.”
The four took a 90 degree bow after that line of Yuihan. The cameras flashed like there is no tomorrow.I don’t know why or how, but it seems that you have gotten some of the girls all over you. But according to my investigation, you met Shimazaki and Watanabe only by chance. I’m sorry if I had you investigated. I can’t just let my girls deal with an unknown, mysterious person just like you.
The mug shot of the attacker is being shown in the screen but his eyes are being covered. The guy is said to be a long time AKB fan and someone who is familiar to the older members. He is said to be an enthusiastic fan but being overcome by the changes that is happening to the group made him think that the group he loves is in danger so he made a way on his own.
The management still honors him as a fan so they chose not to humiliate him in public so they covered his eyes. AKB is a group that is made for the fans, anyway.I know that you are fully aware that the 48G is in a pinch in Japan right now. The sales might not be the basis of this statement but the power it has now is not the same with the older generation.
“Is Miyawaki-san okay now? Did you get hurt?” A journalist asked.
Sakura nodded. “Thankfully, I was not hurt during that incident. I was saved.”
The murmur started among the press people. It was like a loud buzzing sound from a huge bee.I don’t know what’s with you but you have already taken a lot of recognition even though you are wearing that mask. You only appeared on TV only once but people already started talking about you. Somehow I questioned my own ability.
“Is it true that the one who saved you is the same person who is in Watanabe Miyuki-san’s graduation SP?”
The video of the incident that circulated the internet was shown on the big screen behind them. The media started to fuzz around as it was paused on the part where Maru is being taken out.
“It is true. It is the same girl.” Yui stated. Maru’s knees started to shake.I got one request for you. In order for someone to live in this industry, it has to make a noise. I need the ‘noise’ you are creating right now.
“She’s a photographer working for our group. She’s not been in the work for so long but she is really good in taking photos that’s why she is hired.” Yui explained.
“She was the one who subdued the attacker.” Sakura continued. “She covered me with her towel so I won’t see the horror but in the end, she was wounded quite a lot to the extent that her right hand needed to be stitched.”Your mysterious but loud aura combined with the 48G’s girls… I’m really curious of what’s going to take place.
“The doctor from our team recommended that she should go to the hospital but she refused; saying that it will only ruin the air of the SSK. She risked her life to protect the group but this video went viral and we couldn’t even pull it down.”
“Man, this people are making me a hero, aren’t they?” Maru whispered to herself; getting more and more nervous with what she is hearing.
“Is MMG alright? Is she doing fine? When are you going to let the public see her?”
“Actually,” Yuihan started. “This girl never removed her mask even in front of the other girls. It was only on that incident where her mask was cut by the attacker.”
“What is her name?”Like the risk that you did, I’m also going to make mine. I’m going to let you do whatever you want inside my group. You do whatever you think that will make noise. It’s an offer. I’m not forcing you. The only question I have is—How far can you go for the sake of your beloved group?
Maru heaved a deep sigh. She received an order from the director of the presscon. If she decided to go out and reveal herself to the public, she just has to step out of that white curtain but if she didn’t, she can just stay seated at the backstage and wait for the event to finish. He didn’t receive any sort of pressure from the director; she just has to make her choice.
No one is answering the question raised by the reporter. The four people on stage are just looking at each other, waiting for someone who will answer the question. The journalists insisted on asking the question.
Yui thought that it was about time for Maru to reveal herself but she’s not coming out. Yui released a sigh of surrender.
“We are really sorry. That person didn’t give us the permission to say her name.”
Yui’s answer seems to agitate the press people.
“So you mean you called us here without the plan of presenting her?”
“We thought that this presscon is for MMG herself!”
“There’s not even a piece of information that can be on the headline!”
“You are wasting people’s time!”
Man, this group of press sure is rude. They kept on blabbering nonsense until…
A silhouette of a girl is seen on the back of the white curtain. All the cameras directed to the direction of the curtain which is located just below the big screen. The media’s noise went louder.
The four people on the stage where all dumbfounded. Slowly the curtain opened and released Maru. With her whole body trembling, she went in the center, in line with the people on stage. She looked at them and gave them a nod. The only problem is she still wears a mask.
“E-Eto…” There was a small feedback when she started speaking which silenced the noisy media. “G-Good day to all of you. I’m Hoshino Maru. It’s nice to meet you all.”
The crowd started to go wild, asking questions like a machine gun. The bright flashes of camera almost blinded Maru. She even thought that it will be the end of her poor eyes. She wanted to cover her eyes but she went on maintaining a proper posture.
Togasaki-san signaled to the press to be quiet. The room suddenly fell into deep silence like an angel has just passed by. Maru looked at the eager press people who are waiting for her to talk.
“E-Eto…” She cleared her throat. “No idol got injured during that incident. I am happy that I saved someone who is a source of happiness to a lot of people. I don’t care if I have to do it again as long as I will protect someone who makes people smile.
These girls are all hardworking. In my short time of doing the photographer job at AKB’s theater, I saw the reality these girls are facing. They are also humans who have emotions. They may be smiling in front of everyone but some of them, maybe, are in the middle of depression and frustration.”
Maru felt someone touched her back. It was General Manager Yokoyama. It was a gesture to prevent her from trembling.
“If this is what you want to hear then here it is…” She took a deep breath. ”I want to protect these girls. I’m also a fan. I have my oshimen but they are all in one group. The name was carried by their seniors whom we all loved. I hope that this type of incident never happen again. Let us protect them, as fans and supporters, for they are sacrificing a lot just to bring smiles to our faces.”
“Are, are… Our Maru-kun sure knows how to talk big.”
Everyone looked back and saw Sayaka, Milky and Paruru get out of the white curtain. Maru’s eyes widened when she saw them. It seems that it is also a surprise for the rest. They all stood a step behind Maru and tapped her back. Paruru held her hand in secret. She smiled at them and then went back to the fuzzing press.
“The incident is already under control so please don’t focus a lot to that or even to me. Please focus to the SSK. Vote for the girl whom you think made you smile a lot and cheered you up. This is one of the major events where we can show them how much their works are being appreciated.”
Maru bowed a ninety degree bow. The other people on stage followed her.
Have an exciting ride.
Maru read the text message of non-other than Akimoto Yasushi, the founder of AKB48. Her face still burns with the embarrassment that she did in front of the whole Japanese nation. For sure the news will also spread in other parts of the world.
She covered her eyes with her arm followed by a very deep sigh. She’s lying at the rooftop of the apartment, trying to cool herself with the breeze. Her glasses are just lying beside her.
She wanted to believe that Akimoto Yasushi is just using her for money but he sounded so sincere when she talked with him through phone. It feels like he is a father worried and willing to do everything for her daughters. She kind of doesn’t like him because of ‘favoritism’ but somehow he has won her trust by that simple call.
“And now, what about my life?”
“You’ll be okay, I guess.”
Maru jerked from where she is lying and immediately wear her glasses. Looking at the girl in the door, she smirked. “That’s some reassuring line, Haruka.”
The usually salty girl sat beside her with a smile. She just looked at the stars that are exhibiting some good view that night.
“I don’t know about the future so I cannot say anything that is assuring.”
“Yeah.” Maru looked at the sky too. Just meeting this one girl turned her life upside down. She didn’t plan any of this to happen. It just happened.
“You see…” Paruru started that ended the deafening silence. “This year I want to be first at the election.”
“You finally got some desired ranking, aren’t you?” Maru smirked at her.
The other girl chuckled. “I guess I am the only one not doing anything for the group. This time I want to be number one and give something back for the group. I feel like I have taken everything for granted. For someone who is not worthy of being an idol, I have to give something back to the group that established me.”
She felt a palm rested on her head.
“Stop saying that you aren’t worthy.” Maru said as she gently patted her head. “I’m sure you are making a lot of people smile.”
“That would be really nice.” Paruru whispered.
“Sure you are.” Maru smiled at her, telling her that she is one of those people with that smile.
Haruka smiled at her and rested her head at Maru’s shoulder.
“Are you worried of what’s going to happen?” she asked her.
“Hmmm…” Maru thought aloud. “I tried to kill myself countless times, you know? I’m just fooling myself if I am worried about my life. I’m just worried if they are going to make me do things like your girls do.”
Paruru’s heart was pinched a little after hearing the first sentence but she felt a little happy now that she somehow has something to live for.
“They’ll make you eat exotic dishes.” Paruru joked to make things light.
“Ugh. That’ll be really bad.” Maru commented while surfing the net with her phone. “Net articles about the presscon are already out. The media is so fast.”
“What does it say?” Paruru asked, intrigued.
“Uhm… Things like MMG finally named but the mask is still not off. Requested to focus more on AKB48 than to her. It’s amazing how they treat me like a hero. WHAT?!”
Paruru raised her head up after that sudden scream. “What happened?”
Maru let Paruru view what’s on her phone. Paruru just laughed at what she has read.
“Maru Maru Gundan? That sounded like the show I’m in.” Paruru continued to chuckle teasing Maru. It was a newly formed website that is dedicated in protecting the 48 girls. The name is Maru Maru Gundan (MMG) which is translated as Maru Maru’s Army. The header of the website is Maru’s masked face and piercing stare.
“Stop laughing.” Maru rolled her eyes. “They even named it after me. And what is with repeating my name like that?”
“You just entered one crazy world, right, Hoshi?”
“Seems like it. Shakure King and the others even posted pictures of the sleep over. I’m just glad that they are careful not to let my whole face be seen. I’m still not ready to show my bare face.”
“You’re cute, Hoshi. You have nothing to worry about with your face.”
“What are you talking about? I’m not cute or anything!” Maru’s tsundere mode is on. “I’m worried if someone recognized me.”
“Nothing. I said I will protect you.”
“You said something different!”
“I didn’t!”Up Next: Sousenkyou 2016
And the update will be tomorrow as well. I'm really sorry about this sudden everyday update. I hope you had fun reading this chapter.
Oh, I made a twitter anyway. I don't know what I should do with that but I just made it. You can go talk to me there.
Thank you again.