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Re: INDIGO BLUE LOVE [Hitori Janai 2]
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2007, 08:39:12 PM »
Curse that Ishi! Grrr! After reading the prologue, I thought, "amnesia...?" but I wouldn't have guessed it was because he beat her with a baseball bat. Poor Eri... :cry:

I hope that in that span of 2 years that Ishi at least left Kamei and Reina alone--after he gets brought to justice (perhaps by Yuko?). I'm guessing that the Kamei family had Eri change schools so that she couldn't see Reina after Eri woke up from her coma... :(

I'm glad to see Gaki-san made an appearance, though.

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Re: INDIGO BLUE LOVE [Hitori Janai 2]
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2007, 04:25:17 PM »
I know Eri's parents probably love her loads and that's why they blame Reina. But look carefully, would Reina really hurt Eri? They love each other :cry: Okay, I'm getting sappy XD

Somebody should teach that Ishi a lesson. Maybe a double tag team of GakiReina? :P

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Re: INDIGO BLUE LOVE [Hitori Janai 2]
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2007, 07:53:13 PM »
Sorry I bumped this up but here's another fanart I've had the inspiration (which comes few and far in between) to squeeze out. I think its more for the first story (they're in school uniforms) but I thought I'd put it in this thread since there isn't one for it.


 Can anyone tell which UFA pic I used as a reference I wonder  :P

(Kame's eye looks strange  :cry: but I'm lousy at drawing closed eyes anyway)

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Re: INDIGO BLUE LOVE [Hitori Janai 2]
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2007, 02:33:39 AM »
Sorry I bumped this up but here's another fanart I've had the inspiration (which comes few and far in between) to squeeze out. I think its more for the first story (they're in school uniforms) but I thought I'd put it in this thread since there isn't one for it.


 Can anyone tell which UFA pic I used as a reference I wonder  :P

(Kame's eye looks strange  :cry: but I'm lousy at drawing closed eyes anyway)
I don't know from what pic it's from but I like it. :yep: It looks like those noir type images.

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Re: INDIGO BLUE LOVE [Hitori Janai 2]
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2007, 08:25:17 AM »
WOAH!!! Awesome fanart. I really like how you drew the hair. I'm guessing you referenced from the 2004 "All For One and One For All" period. Those light blue sweaters over the white shirts have got to be one of the nicest uniforms ever :)

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Re: INDIGO BLUE LOVE [Hitori Janai 2]
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2007, 05:40:04 PM »
shindoushiz: I'm glad you liked it  XD I keep seeing mistakes everytime I look at it again though lol

lil_hamz: Thanks! The hair is just colored in with the broad tip of the marker I use to sketch. Well, yes, I used the "All for One" uniforms cuz I like them too. But its the pose I'm referring to  :lol: coughkanashimitwilightcough

Another one from the same fic,

No idea why tanaka's face looks so masculine here *scratches head*  :lol:

Thought I'd do this too since it kinda goes with the first one.
The heads gave me a ton of trouble (photoshop is pretty useful after all) and the shoulder still looks weird...oh well I'm too lazy to fiddle with it further :P
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Re: INDIGO BLUE LOVE [Hitori Janai 2]
« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2007, 06:02:02 PM »
Omg, you are too awsome. I never thought you can get anymore awsome XD! Those drawings are too adorable.

I really must, must get on with this story now.

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Re: INDIGO BLUE LOVE [Hitori Janai 2]
« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2007, 06:02:59 AM »
Chapter 03: Two Years Ago prt.3

   That night, Reina was escorted home by two officers. Both of her hands were uncomfortably cuffed together as they pushed her towards the front door of her home.

“I swore I saw this coming, “ Yuko instantly joked. Standing at the door way, she watched with amusement as each cop glared down at Reina in shame.
“Ma’am, your child was spotted mugging a young man outside the hospital building. She had evidently tried to-- to  swat out his eyes,” one of the officers explained.
“You tried to tear out his eyes?!” Yuko shouted with more excitement rather than shock. “So did you get ‘em?”

The officers stared on with disgust and shock as they both now knew the possible origin of Reina‘s insanity.

“No. But I can assure you, he won’t be seeing for a while,” Reina snapped.
“Well, that’s good,” Yuko answered with a smile. Seeing the disgusted look on the men’s faces, she wiped the smile away. “Tanaka-chan, you should be ashamed of yourself. Officers, I will take it from here. Thank you,” she said, semi seriously. The men looked at one another with uncertainty, but released Reina nonetheless.

“If those cops weren’t around to stop me, he wouldn’t be alive! --I’m going back. I‘ll kill him with my bare hands! I‘ll tear him apart!”

Yuko shook her head. Reina was losing it and she was the only person in the room to realize. The mental torture had drove the girl to the edge, completely eliminating the use of common sense.

“Would you listen to yourself!? Time won’t rewind no matter what you do. I know you’re angry at what he had done and I know it is unforgivable, but this is ridiculous. Do you really think killing that little creep will make you feel better? Take back all the pain he had caused you and Kamei-chan? I can tell you this; it won’t. You know it, I know it, Kamei-chan knows it! Tanaka-chan, if you don’t get a hold of yourself, in the end you will only be letting him win. He is using your own emotions against you. You must stay strong.”

Yuko had not realized how tense she had become as she spoke. She knew she could never feel the exact pain Reina was experiencing, but she knew; one rash decision could lead to a life time of troubles. Anyone at this point would never take the vengeful words of a girl like Reina seriously. But knowing her and being there for all the troubling events that had happened, Yuko believed her. Her words are unconditional and she had never been afraid to do anything, wither considered right or wrong, especially for loved ones.

“If not for yourself, do it for Kamei-chan. Be calm and don‘t do anything impulsive.”

How could anyone live with the deep scars of such events, knowing that they weren’t able to return the favor. It was driving Reina nuts. She wanted to cry, but she couldn’t. A part of her wanted to smash something, anything, but she couldn’t. She was being torn apart by her own thoughts and emotions. But Yuko was right, she must stay strong for Eri. Reina gave a tiresome nod and made her way towards her room.

“You’re a strong girl, you can do it,” Yuko called after her, her voice reverting back to the usual laid back tone. She’ll be fine by tomorrow.


   As soon as morning arrived, Reina got dressed and ready to head down to the hospital again.

“I’m coming with you!” Yuko shouted from her room. “I trust that you will act calmly, but I just want to make sure…,” she said, stepping out into the living room, dressed and ready as well. Reina gave a simple nod, but remained silent.

Arriving at the front desk, the usual was placed upon them. Reina was disappointed for sure, but unlike any other day, she wasn’t angry. She had become used to it. 

“Let’s try again tomorrow,” she suggested calmly. Yuko nodded, giving her a comforting pat on the shoulder.

“Good Morning, Tanaka-san,” Natsumi greeted Reina.
“Oh, hey Abe-san,” Reina greeted.
“Oi, long time no see, Nacchi!”
“Yuu-chan!”

Reina glanced from her yanki guardian to the angelic nurse. They know each other?

“Nakazawa-san, you know Abe-san?”
“Nacchi here is a good friend of mine from my school days,” Yuko answered. Natsumi nodded.
“We have to catch up sometimes, Yuu-chan,” she said cheerfully. Yuko agreed, as she began to mention the last time they had went out together.
“Um excuse me, Abe-san, how is Eri?” Reina cut in. Natsumi paused.
“Kamei-san seems to be doing fine…a-- and I’m sure she will be able to return home in a matter of days-- I must run now. It was nice seeing you again, Yuu-chan. Goodbye, Tanaka-san!” With that, Natsumi scurried off, leaving Reina quite suspicious.
“Nakazawa-san, do you think Abe-san  was--”
“Hiding something? No, Nacchi‘s always like this. Don’t get worked up about it, I bet it’s nothing. Let’s go home.”


   It was well into midnight, yet Reina was unable to sleep. She was doing exactly what Yuko had asked her not to do; being worked up about Natsumi‘s behavior earlier that day. In means to ease her mind, Reina uncovered a photo album from within her drawer. Inside were Polaroid photos of Eri and herself, taken on her 16th birthday. Eri is okay, she has to be.


“You’re saying, she can’t remember anything? Nothing?” Yuko asked Natsumi quietly, as they sat in the living room of Yuko’s home.
“Nothing…not even her own parents,” Natsumi replied solemnly. Leaning forward, Yuko propped her elbows on her knees and buried her face into her hands. The first thing that came to mind, was Reina’s possible reaction to the news. It would be too much for her.

“Abe-san, what are you doing here?” Reina asked, stepping out from behind her room door.
“Tanaka-san…Tanaka-san, I have some bad news,” Natsumi answered nervously. Yuko shot her a stern look. “Uh-- Kamei-san will be working closely with her doctor for the next couple of days to catch her up on things, so visitors will not be allowed at all. I just wanted to inform you, so that you don’t waste a trip down there.” She lied.
“Oh…I see.”   
“Cheer up, Kamei-chan will be out of the hospital before you know it. And then you’ll be able to see her again,” Yuko cheered. Reina gave a confident nod,
“I’ll go make breakfast.”

“Yuu-chan, are you sure we should lie to her like this?”
“Do you really think I want to lie to her?


    Things appeared to be alright throughout the rest of the week as Reina spent her days patiently waiting for news on Eri. Although none had come up, she remained positive.  It wasn’t until that day when she had decided to make a trip to the hospital to see if she would be able to find out anything on her own, that the truth was revealed.

Eri’s parents kept their daughter close between them as they exited the hospital. Ignoring Reina’s approach, they pushed Eri to walk faster.

“Eri!” Reina called.

Mr. Kamei ushered for his family to move ahead as he turned to deal with Reina. Looking down on the short girl, he worn a sadden expression, vs. the angry one Reina had been seeing for the past weeks.

“Tanaka-san, please. Please leave Eri alone. I truly advice you to give up, for your own good. I will have you know that-- that Eri has lost her memories and no longer remembers you. We should all think of this as a new start and just forget about the past.”

Reina shook her head, “I-- I don’t understand.”
“What part of Eri losing her memories do you not understand, Tanaka-san?”
“I-- this can’t be true.”

Looking around Mr. Kamei’s shoulder, Reina could see Eri peering back at them as her mother pushed her to move on. She gave a soft nod and smiled, but it wasn’t the same. It was shy and polite; the smile she used to greet a complete stranger, never Reina. From that, Reina knew Mr. Kamei was telling the truth.


“Tanaka-chan, are you okay?” Yuko asked, as Reina stepped through the front door.
“N-- nooo…,” she answered, tears beginning to sprout from her eyes.
“Aw, don’t start crying now. Kamei-chan will regain her memory and all--”
“You knew?”

Reina couldn’t believe that she would keep something so crucial from her. She knew Yuko had done it to protect her, but at this moment, she felt anything but protected. Unable to do anything else, but weep, she made her way to her room, slamming the door behind her with such force, it caused the picture frames hung on the wall beside it to fall.   

“I blew it…,” Yuko sighed.


Yuko became worried and guiltier by the day as it had been nearly two full days now, since Reina had locked herself in her room. The only time Yuko had seen Reina outside her room was to poke her head out for the tray of food placed in front of her door each day.

On the afternoon of the following day, Yuko finally put her foot down and decided it was becoming too unreasonable, no matter how down in the dumps Reina might be.

“Tanaka-chan, please come out. Two days is long enough, three is just plain unhealthy. This is not making anything easier for neither of us.”

No answer.

“I’m sorry for having kept Kamei-chan’s condition from you-- I just didn’t want you to be hurt. But I know I had done just that. I’m really sorry, Tanaka-chan. I don’t apologize for my mistakes often, but I’m letting you know that I am sincerely sorry.”

Having of still gotten no reply, Yuko sighed and sadly moved along to another part of the house.


   Waking up in the morning, Yuko was surprised to find Reina sitting at the dinning table with breakfast plated and ready for consumption.

“Good morning…,” she said rather awkwardly. Yuko rubbed her eyes.
“Good morning,” she replied.
“I’d like to pay Eri a visit, can you give me a ride?” Reina asked.
“Um-- sure, just give me some time to get ready.”

After breakfast, Yuko gave Reina a lift over to Eri’s like she had said she would. Although they were silent through out the ride, Yuko was just glad that Reina had decided to step out into the light again.

“Take your time, I’ll be parked right here,” Yuko assured. Reina nodded.

Walking away from the car and towards the house, Reina became nervous. Everything appeared cleaner, almost brand new. It felt empty and it bothered her. As she came nearer, she noticed a mid size cardboard box sitting at the front door. “TAKE ME HOME” was clearly written on the front of it in black marker. Strolling up to it, she leaned down to find none other than Yuuki resting within. Quite sometime has past and Yuuki is no longer the tiny grey kitten it once was, but a beautiful cat with silky grey fur. Reina reached down and gently picked him up, taking him into her arms. Peering into one of the side windows next to the front door, she found the house to be completely cleaned out. Nothing but empty rooms, not a single piece of furniture in sight. They left, they had moved.

Yuuki flinched as drops of Reina’s tears pelted lightly against the top of his head.     

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Re: INDIGO BLUE LOVE [Hitori Janai 2] (Chapter 03)
« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2007, 06:07:52 AM »
I just wanna take this time to apologize for stretching this flashback thing for way longer than needed. Seems like a lot of people never really needed this. From this point on though, there will only be tiny flashbacks XD.

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Re: INDIGO BLUE LOVE [Hitori Janai 2] (Chapter 03)
« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2007, 06:39:35 AM »
It's been really tough for Eri and Reina :cry:  Now I know what happened, makes it really sad.  That guy should get what's coming to him through karma. :angry:

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Re: INDIGO BLUE LOVE [Hitori Janai 2] (Chapter 03)
« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2007, 04:00:25 AM »
Chapter 04: The Present: Fate

“Mou Kame, you need to learn to be less clumsy,” Risa scolded.
“I’m sorry-- I guess I got too excited,” Eri apologized. Hooking her arm through Eri’s elbow, Risa pulled her along like an impatient mother.
“Save some of that excitement for later, we still have the whole summer holiday to explore this place~!”


   Yuko sighed tiresomely at what she had just heard, before giving yet another sigh at the fact that it had been nearly two years since she had sighed like this.

“What do you mean you’re just going to let things go?” She asked a gloomy looking Reina sitting on the other side of the store counter, as she dusted off the shelf of antique toys beside her.
“She’s living a new life now, with new friends…new memories. She seems happy,” Reina answered, blankly staring out through the wide display window.
“And you’re okay with that?”
“Why wouldn‘t I be?”
“Because you are still in love with her, that would be why--”

Reina opened her mouth, only to be silenced by a simple finger gesture from Yuko.

“And before you even start denying it, you can’t hide it from me-- plus you would only be lying to yourself. But I guess as long as you don‘t see Kamei-chan again, you can continue to believe whatever you force yourself to believe.”

Reina remained silent, knowing that she could never out argue Yuko. Turning her head in defeat, she directed her attention back to the display window.

“What the-- ?!”

Yuko jumped back as Reina came scurrying back behind the counter, ducking down low below it as if in hiding.

“She's here!” She whispered loudly. Yuko raised an eyebrow.
“Who are-- “

She quickly became silent as “She” came through the front entrance. One all too familiar Kamei Eri and a girl who just glowed with joy with her bright smile.

“How may I help you girls?” Yuko greeted them politely, while trying hard not to glance too awkwardly at Eri.
“Are you Nakazawa Yuko-san?” Risa asked.
“Yes, I am.”
“My name is Niigaki Risa, we spoke over the phone last week.”
“Oh yes, that’s right. You’re staying with us this summer aren’t you?”

Risa nodded, “Yes, my friend and I.”

“Hi, I’m Kamei Eri,” Eri introduced herself, reaching a hand forward to shake with Yuko‘s.
“Hello, Kamei-san,” Yuko replied, her tone all too giddy and strange. “Ow!” She shouted shortly after, causing the duo to leap back from where they stood. It seems Reina had noticed Yuko’s strange behavior and gave her a quick pinch to the leg.
“Sorry, leg cramp. They always seem to get you when you least expect it haha-- ha,” Yuko lied, stomping her leg to the floor and “accidentally” smashing Reina’s hand.

“Damn it!” Reina cursed under her breath as she held her throbbing hand.
“Well, there are still some cleaning up to do, but if you would take your time around town, your room will be available tonight.”

The pair agreed and headed out, stating that they would be back after dinner hour.

“Tanaka-chan, don’t give me that look. Niigaki-san rented the room under her own name with the mention of bringing a friend. Nothing about Kamei-chan being that friend,” Yuko explained. Reina pressed a hand to her forehead in distress.
“Where did you even find a room to rent out to them?!”
“You know the large room next to your’s that we’ve been using for storage? Well I cleaned it out. I thought some extra cash wouldn’t hurt.”
“You greedy old hag,” Reina snapped. Yuko laughed a sinister laugh.
“You better watch it, little girl,” she threatened. Reina glared at her guardian for a second, before turning herself towards the front entrance.
“If you need me, I’ll be back at the house and in my room for the rest of the night. Unless it’s an emergency, do not disturb me,” she announced, heading out the door.
“It’s fate, that’s what it is. Fate,” Yuko spoke softly to no one in particular. Reina paused at those words, but continued to exit.
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Re: INDIGO BLUE LOVE [Hitori Janai 2] (Chapter 04)
« Reply #31 on: August 26, 2007, 12:08:43 PM »
AWWWWWWWWWW I was sniffing when reading chapter 3 :cry: And they left the kitty behind too. It must be Eri's parents :angry: It was the only link between TanaKamei. Well, that and the whistle.

I know exactly which expression of Eri's that is the shy and polite smile. It would be so beautiful yet heartbreaking for Reina's POV :cry:

Sigh....I wish she would get her memories back soon. I can't stand watching Reina in so much pain :cry:

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Re: INDIGO BLUE LOVE [Hitori Janai 2] (Chapter 04)
« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2007, 04:29:17 AM »
Maybe you could get Eri to go knock her head once again to regain all her memories... haha just kidding.

I guess Eri's parent's found it somewhat a blessing in disguise that their daughter lost all memories of Reina and the town so they moved out of the place so she could start over right? Poor Reina though.. She's not gonna spend the whole time in her room avoiding Eri is she??? I hope the 'new' Eri plans to explore Yuko's house thoroughly in time to come.

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Re: INDIGO BLUE LOVE [Hitori Janai 2] (Chapter 04)
« Reply #33 on: August 28, 2007, 05:30:55 AM »
I think you meant "mou" not "moi" in the first sentence. ;)
Everyone living under one roof, makes me go dokidoki with the scenarios that can transpire.  :D

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Re: INDIGO BLUE LOVE [Hitori Janai 2] (Chapter 04)
« Reply #34 on: August 28, 2007, 04:54:27 PM »
The flashback thing was great I think, cuz now we know what happened to get things the way they are. Chpt 4 has gotten me anticipating all the ruckus that could happen!  XD (hm...still pondering Gaki-san's involvement in the storyline...)

Chapter 3 had me all angsty and stuff and tempted me to abandon other fanart and sketch something again.  :P
And the scene that stood out...

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Re: INDIGO BLUE LOVE [Hitori Janai 2] (Chapter 04)
« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2007, 08:14:27 PM »
Wow, so I just spent the last hour or so reading HJ1 and what's up so far here in 2. :lol: Once I saw it was Tanakamei (well, I read chapter 0 here before anything else so I saw Gaki there too), I of course couldn't resist.  :oops: I'm so bad at identifying new stories to read...

I have to say, I've felt myself on pins and needles throughout the whole reading. It's so intense and dramatic! I'm not accustomed to reading stories like that, lol. I agree with everyone who wants some very bad things to happen to Ishi, lol. And speaking of that, now that two years have passed, I wonder what's going on with him? Reina seems all right (I thought he might have killed her by now), and hasn't even thought of him, so maybe he's gone, or even permanently disabled and out of everyone's view? *hopes* Also, I wonder if Eri and Reina are still in school now that time's passed? Not sure how old they were to begin with, and school hasn't been mentioned yet. They (those two and Gaki) seem to be fairly independent. Ishi would maybe even be 20 now... no longer teen angst. >.>

Anyway, keep it up, though I'm almost afraid to see what'll happen next.  :-X
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Re: INDIGO BLUE LOVE [Hitori Janai 2] (Chapter 04)
« Reply #36 on: September 19, 2007, 10:37:00 PM »
Since 2 years already past since the incident. I sincerely hope Ishi got his karma back. I expected him to be dead from either a hideous illness, (and I mean REALLY hideous!) is in jail and got raped everyday, or if not that at least I want him to be half dead by now. I never have the urge to kill a fictious character more than I want to kill him!! :angry1:


Now that Eri is back, I suppose a lot of accidental meetings would ensue b/w her and Reina. Of course, over the course of time, her memory will recover bit by bit after seeing Reina again, won't it? :nya: :nya: It was painful seeing the two got separated like that, but fate bring 'em back. Yuko must be so proud of being a greedy obaa-chan. :mon star:

One question left, what is Gaki's role here?
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Re: INDIGO BLUE LOVE [Hitori Janai 2] (Chapter 04)
« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2007, 12:24:20 PM »
Hey Rei.rev.07, I was inspired by your awesome sig so here's another fanart sketch XD

its a bit of an adaptation of a scene in one of your chapters.

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Re: INDIGO BLUE LOVE [Hitori Janai 2] (Chapter 05)
« Reply #38 on: January 08, 2008, 04:43:50 PM »
^ I wish I would of replied sooner. I LOVE that drawing, it's so adorable! I thank you X1000000 for drawing that!

And after a long, long, long while, here is a new chapter. Please ignore the roughness, as I am slowly getting back into this fic~!



Chapter 05: New Beginning Of The Past

“Coming!” Yuko shouted loudly as she pulled the last corners of the comforter over the king size bed, before fleeing out of the newly decorated room to answer the front door.
“Hello, come in!” She welcomed the new tenants. Both Risa and Eri entered their new home for the summer, each hauling a small suitcase behind them. Yuko couldn’t help but secretly chuckle, as she noticed Eri’s suitcase being abnormally stuffed to the point where its zippers had been clearly opening up on its own.
“If you girls would come this way, I will show you to your room.”

Upon entering their rented room, the girls saw that it was better than what they had imagined. It was fully furnished with a bed, a bed side table, a couch, a dresser, a desk equipped with pen and paper,  lighting and on top of that, two brand new pair of slippers could be found below the bed.

“You may put your bags down and I’ll give you girls a tour of the rest of the house,” Yuko announced.
“Wait, I have something for you!”

Risa unzipped the small front pocket located at the bottom of her suitcase and pulled out something that resembled a tube of cream, and passed it to Yuko.

“Miracle foot cream,” Yuko read the bold label written across the tube to herself.
“I’ve been told that it helps relieve foot cramps!” Risa explained excitedly.
“I-- uh, thank you.”

I guess it‘s the thought that counts. Looking down at the tube awkwardly, Yuko slipped it down the back pocket of her jeans, before leading the girls out of the room.

“I’d like you girls to meet your other house mate.”

Yuko gave Reina’s room door a couple of quick knocks, before turning the doorknob. She didn’t bother to wait for an answer from the girl because she knew she wasn’t going to get one. The door appeared to be locked. Reaching into her pocket, Yuko retrieved a key and began to unlock it . The door was now unlocked and yet it still would not budge. She pushed at it.

“Tanaka-chan, open up!” She called.
“Maybe she is busy?” Risa suggested.
“Or reluctant…,” Yuko mumbled under her breath.
“Here, let me help!”

Stepping aside, Yuko allowed Eri to take her place.

“There’s something in the way!” Eri mentioned through grinded teeth as she pushed at the door with the side of her body. Taking a deep breath, she took a step back and gave the door one last harsh thrust.  Like a clumsy infant, Eri went tumbling into the room, knocking over whatever was in the way-- Reina to be precise.

“Ow, wha--” Eri blinked, “It’s you!” She felt as though she had experienced déjà vu all over again. Reina stared back at the all too familiar face looking down at her. She began to sit up, forcing Eri to quickly move away.
“I’m sorry-- again! I’m not usually--”
“Kame is usually this clumsy, but please forgive her,” Risa joked, as she extended both hands to assist the two off the ground. Eri pouted.
“Gaki-san…”
“No…it’s fine…,” Reina answered uneasily.
“Oooooohhh, so you three already know each other? Must be fate, ay?” Yuko sang, slowly turning her head  away, as to dodge Reina’s glare.
“I’m Niigaki Risa,” Risa introduced herself with a bow.
“And I’m Kamei Eri!” Eri announced cheerfully, holding her hand out for Reina to shake. Reina responded by shaking it, but pulled away shortly.
“I’m Tanaka Reina.”
“Tanaka-chan, mind giving the girls a tour of the house? I just remembered I have some bills to take care of.”

Before Reina could refuse, Yuko waved to the trio and shot off, leaving the girl in a stressful position.

“Just…follow me,” Reina directed, walking around the two, but only to stop as she felt something at her leg. Looking down, she found Yuuki nudging at her leg with the side of his head, while glancing up at her with big hopeful eyes. Seeing that he had gotten Reina’s attention, he made his way towards Eri and meowed softly, gazing up at her with the same hopeful eyes. Reina smiled.

“This is Yuuki.”

Eri and Risa surrounded the cat in awe. Yuuki had not forgotten Eri, nor memories of the times he spent with both Reina and Eri together.

“Kame, I think he likes you,” Risa pointed out, as she watched Yuuki raise his paws at Eri as though looking for a hug. Eri responded and lifted him up into her arms.

“You may take him along on the tour if you’d like,” Reina suggested.
 
Securing Yuuki by her shoulder, Eri and Risa proceeded in following Reina into the living room.

“We’re not strict people, so many rules around this house are self explanatory. Cleaning after yourself would be an example,” Reina paused, giving Eri a moment to process that important information. “This is the living room, to your left is the kitchen. Let me show you guys the bathroom.”


“Thanks for giving us the tour, Tanaka-san. We’re sorry if that took up your time…,” Risa apologized, as she had sensed a bit of impatience from Reina during the tour. Reina shook her head.

“No, it’s alright,” she reassured. Sure she wanted to get it over with, but she had nothing better to do with her time anyways.
“I guess we will call it a night, Tanaka-san.”
“Good night, Reina.”

Reina simply nodded and shuffled slowly after the pair back into her own room, and they into their’s.

“I’m so tired!” Eri groaned, kicking off her socks and jeans, before carelessly tossing them onto the floor. Shutting the door behind herself, Risa wrinkled her eyebrows. Out of the kindness of her heart, she began picking up after the messy girl-- only to have a blouse tossed over her head.

“Kame, would you have the decency to be a little neater? We ARE staying over at someone’s home after all,” Risa scolded.

Unconsciously ignoring her friend, Eri dug through her suitcase for her pajamas. Finding a bottom, but not the top, she frowned.

“Hey, Gaki-san, can I barrow a t-shirt?” Eri asked, tossing herself onto the back of a bent over Risa as she was folding Eri’s pair of jeans. Risa shook Eri off as she stood upright.

“Geez, Kame, yes! Just go through my suitcase,” Risa answered, annoyed by Eri’s “friendly” actions.
“Gaki-san, are you okay, you‘re sort of red?” Eri asked, as she pulled a large t-shirt over herself with a cute drawing of a bean plastered on the front.

Risa rubbed her cheeks.

“What? I’m fine,” she answered. Her heart began to pound. Red? What?  “Remember to fold your clothes next time,” she reminded, shoving Eri’s clothes back into her arms. “Your mother wasn’t kidding when she told me to not be afraid of showing my motherly side around you-- such a mess.”

Tossing her folded clothes over her suitcase, Eri hopped into bed.

“That’s why you’re here, Gaki-san!” She cheered. Slipping on her pajamas, Risa made her way into bed as well.
“Move in more, your thunderous thighs are taking up too much space,” she joked, pushing Eri over with her hands.
“You know you love them!” Eri teased. Risa rolled her eyes, but couldn’t help but giggle. Looking up at the pale ceiling, she sighed.
“I remembered when I first met you. You were so shy and air headed-- now you’re annoying and air headed. I wonder what fueled you to become so loud…,”
“I got it from you, Gaki-san,” Eri replied with a pout.
“Lies,” Risa simply answered.
“Hey, Gaki-san…
“Hmm?”
“Was it me or did Reina seem unhappy about us?”
“Well, she didn’t seem thrilled, but I think it was mainly because we broke into her room-- and Kame, try being politer and refer to her as Tanaka-san, I mean you might be coming off as kind of rude calling her Reina like that,” Risa lectured.
“Sorry,” Eri apologized. “I don’t know why, but I just feel so familiar with that name. “Tanaka-san” actually feels quite awkward,” she explained. She had simply felt like she was greeting an old friend and not a mere stranger. It was like instinct.
“You’re a strange one, now good night.”

With that, Risa leaned to her side and switched off the table lamp, leaving Eri to wonder on her own in the dark.

“Gaki-san…”
“Shhh, Kame, go to bed.”


   That night felt a lot warmer than usual. Laying on her side, barely conscious, Reina kicked her legs downward, dragging her blanket towards the end of the bed and off of her shoulders. Merely seconds past, before she realized it had made no difference. As she regain consciousness, she noticed there was something extra. On top of the heat, there was something else that was causing her inability to drift back to sleep. That something was breathing down her neck, that something was pressed firmly against her back and had its arms wrapped around her waist. Twisting her neck back, she was shocked to find that something to be Eri. Putting a hand over her mouth, she let out a gasp. What. The. Hell?! Loosely taking Eri’s arm, Reina slowly began to pull it away from herself. Her body twitched when Eri’s arm suddenly escaped and latched even tighter around her waist, linking one hand with the other, making Reina’s task seem impossible now.

“Don‘t leave me…,“ Eri began to murmur. “…Just a note…no goodbye…don‘t leave…”

Eri must be dreaming-- or having a nightmare. Reina’s heart sank. When Eri is awake, she doesn’t remember her, but when she is remembered in a dream, she is remembered as a irresponsible heartbreaker.

“I’m sorry, Eri…,” Reina whispered. “I didn’t mean to…”
“It’s okay…I still love…you…,” Eri trailed off.
“I love you too.”

Reina did not think twice before she had answered. She could only hope that Eri was honestly asleep and would have no memories of this when morning arrives-- or maybe just a little. She had also wondered how it would seem once Eri found herself in her bed-- or worse if Risa and Yuko were the first to make that discovery. Nonetheless, she found comfort in being held so closely by Eri. Without realizing, Reina closed her eyes and before long, she was asleep again.

7:30am sharp. That was when Risa discovered Eri wasn’t in bed. Shaking her head to remove the blur in her tired eyes, she proceeded out of the bedroom. At the almost exact moment, Reina had done the same. The two tired girls raised their heads to look at one another, both awkward, both confused. Reina had been dragged out of bed for the same reason, though she was sure Eri had wandered back into her own room and had only wanted to make sure of that.

“Tanaka-san, have you seen Kame?”

Before Reina could answer, Risa chuckled, waving a hand in front of herself as if to say, “never mind”.

“Sorry, that was a stupid question. You just came out of your room.”

Reina glanced away.

“So, Kamei-san is missing?”
“Yeah, she’s not in bed.”
“Maybe she went to the bathroom?”

Though it was logical, Reina couldn’t bring herself to believe her own comment after Eri had appeared next to her out of nowhere.

“I don’t know how to say this…but Kame has a condition that causes her to sleep walk. It’s a long story,” Risa explained solemnly. Reina knew just exactly where that condition came from. A sense of self hatred that she haven’t felt in a long time was slowly coming back to her. Taking a deep breath, she placed a hand on Risa’s shoulder.

“Lets split up,” she said. Risa nodded.

Their search ended quickly, when Reina found Eri lying belly down in the middle of the living room.

“Is she alright?!” Reina asked. Risa simply put a finger to her own lip.
“She’s fine,” she whispered. “Do you happen to have an extra blanket?”

Reina nodded and retrieved a large blanket from the closet.

“I’m going to stay out here with her if that is alright?” Risa asked.
“It’s fine.”

Making her way back to her room, Reina looked back at the resting pair. Eri had found herself a truly good friend.   

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Re: INDIGO BLUE LOVE [Hitori Janai 2] (Chapter 05)
« Reply #39 on: January 08, 2008, 04:56:19 PM »
YOU'RE BACK :D *hugs* XD.

I just love this fic XD I think I have said that before, but I do. I can't read the last chapter without feeling REALLY sad. Reina just have to put all her feelings for Eri aside because Eri don't remember her.
GAKI IS SOOOO IN LOVE WITH ERI XD
Sorry for the weird replay, I don't feel so good and Im tired. But Im happy that you started to write more on this fic :D

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