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Title: Field of Love - Chapter 9 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: jungkrys1024 on May 02, 2013, 05:41:03 PM
First of all, I would like to say HI to my fellow YajiSuzu couple fans out there and to all the members.  :peace: I'm jungkrys1024, but you can call me KAT.  :D
Yeah, I might be new on this site/forum, but I've been a SILENT fan of YajiSuzu since early 2007. I'm a C-ute fan since early 2007 too. I stopped my addiction early 2010 and went on hiatus because of school (I'm in college). So now it's 2013, and hopefully going to graduate next year! YAY!  :twothumbs And now, I'm back with my addiction, but I'm having a hard time to catch up with everything with H!P, because I have to know everything that happened for the past 3 years I'm on hiatus.  XD

Anyway, I shall break this silence of mine and show my love to YajiSuzu!  :heart: And for my first post in this site will be my fanfic!



CHAPTER 1

“FIGHT-OH!”

The crowd all cheered loud, voices banging everyone’s ears, breaking eardrums, fan boys and fan girls keep on yelling this one name, Yajima Maimi a twenty-one-year-old girl, the ace soccer player of this huge prefecture of Saitama.

“Why did you bring me here?” An irritated girl growled on her seat while she sways the balloon lifelessly which is supposed to be used for cheering the players of Saitama Prefecture who are running furiously on the soccer field.

“Oh C’mon Airi~ everyone’s busy and they rejected my call. You’re the only one I have!”

“Then how about me, Sugaya Risako?!” Airi roared. “I’m busy too just like the others! Exams are just around the corner and yet we’re here cheering for this soccer team I don’t even know!”

“Don’t say my full name Suzuki Airi, I’m so scared~” Risako teased and forcibly pulls Airi up on her seat to cheer with her. “Just this time, alright? After this, we’ll immediately go home and study hard.”

Suzuki Airi, the annoyed girl rolled her eyes to the other side and didn’t have a choice but to grant her best friend’s wishes. Airi is a nineteen-year-old girl who is dedicated to her studies, and rarely has this thing they call social life. She’s not into sports like the girls on the field at the moment; she never showed interest into other things. Though she’s friendly and easy to talk with, nothing and no one can overcome her focus and dedication to her studies.

“Another assist from Yajima Maimi!” The announcer said.

“KYAH! Go Maimi-sama!!!” Risako screams out her lungs and crazily wiggles her cheering balloon.

And here is Sugaya Risako, also a nineteen-year-old who is the complete opposite of her best friend. Risako is a big fan of soccer, especially the team from Saitama Prefecture, for she believes most of their players are good looking. Her grades at school aren’t that bad, but not that good too. In short, she’s an average girl unlike her best friend who is a genius. She’s a big fan of Yajima Maimi, the ace player of the team and even calls her “Maimi-sama”.

And these best friends met and got close with each other because of an unexpected reason, they’re both obsessed with Kappa. Because of that only similarity they have, they instantly got close, even they’re totally different at all aspects.

“Geez… this girl is unstoppable.” Airi feels a little embarrassed towards Risako’s cheering method. She’s a pretty girl yet cheers like a fan boy over Yajima Maimi.

Airi went back on her seat, but fixed her eyes on the field. Yajima Maimi whose hair is neatly tied up and wearing the number 7 orange jersey of Saitama is seen running back and forth on the field with her whole team blocking the opponent. After some struggles, Saitama’s team was able to steal the ball. They were able to break through from the opponent’s tight defence, until Maimi kicked the ball to her strongest force and successfully got the score, ball even made the net to have a tiny hole because of the strong force. And that kick brought the whole team on a victory.

“Wow.” Even Airi got awed with that performance but didn’t physically show it, instead she remain calm and seated still on her place.

After the game, some fans still didn’t gone back home. They want to meet their favourite players up close and so the crowd push themselves on the field, hoping that they can also get an autograph. It’s not surprising for Airi that her best friend is in the thick crowd over the field who is trying to get an autograph from Yajima Maimi.

“She’s so great, isn’t she?” Risako said while smiling bright. “I wasn’t able to get her autograph but oh well, she was able to nail all the opponents!”

“Whatever Rii! It’s now time to fulfil your promise!” Airi warned her. “Go home and study for the exam. And don’t drag me along to watch soccer next time.”

“Yeah, I know boss! You don’t have to tell me all over again.” Risako pouted.

As they reach the main gate of the stadium, the best friends parted ways for they’ll take the opposite direction. Since they’re not at school, they don’t walk together going back home.

“You’re pretty late today Airi-chan.”

Airi went straight to the public library located not far from the shopping district. It’s not that wide, and only looks like a café filled with all sorts of books around. It’s her usual place after classes but for today, she has to go there too because she wasted a lot of time watching soccer with her best friend instead of studying.

“Sorry Nakky~” Airi sat across her. “My best friend—“

“You went to watch soccer?” She cut her off, and not looking at her but jotting down some notes taken from the book on the desk.

“Y-yeah… Well, I can’t say no to Risako after all.” Airi sighed and also brought out her materials.

“Don’t you think you should also have your social life too?” Saki looked up this time and stared at Airi. “High school life only comes once in our lives. And we’ll be graduating next year. You should be enjoying our last year a little bit more.”

Nakajima Saki, she’s Airi’s classmate with the same age but she’s often called as Nakky by Airi. She’s studious and a happy-go-lucky girl. But, unlike Airi, Saki has a social life. She manages her time properly, from studies, to sleeps and to her own private life.

“I don’t want to talk about that Nakky. Even if I want to, as if my parents will let me to gallivant late night, go on party every weekend and all. I’ll be a dead meat if I did that.” Airi said in disappointment.

“Oh yeah, your parents got high expectations from you. Well, no wonder since you’re from a high class family…”

Not to mention, Suzuki Airi belongs to a rich family. Both her parents are engaged into business and they often go abroad to manage everything. So often times, Airi is alone at home but she’s a different type of high class person. She’s not boasting her wealth to others. She stays humble and gets along with the others and does the same as those of in the middle class.

“Ah~ time flies by so fast.” Airi said as she saw the sun is already gone, but the moon is already shining in the night sky. “I should get going now. I still have a long way back home.” She continued and carries all the books she borrowed.

“Yeah sure. Take care. Send me an e-mail when you get back home.” Saki said in worries before Airi nodded and hopped away from the library.         

Airi walks on the dark alley on her back home. This day is a little different from the usual days. Some posts lights’ are blinking and some aren’t working anymore making Airi to feel more nervous every step she takes. She even stopped on the middle of an intersection, not knowing where she should head to.

“I think I should call Rii-chan or maybe Nakky.” She said and grabbed her phone on her bag.

However, before Airi could press the call button, she felt a strong tap on her shoulders from behind. She cautiously looks back with her head trembling, and found this old man intensely staring at her.

“Hey there…” The old man said with the smell of liquor all over him.

Because of nervousness, Airi lost her grip on the books she’s holding. “W-w-well… hello?” She awkwardly greeted but stepped back away from the old man.

In an instant, Airi hastily snatches all the books which fell on the ground and tries her luck to run away. Unfortunately, her attempt failed as the old man gripped on her wrist tight, preventing her from moving away an inch.

“Let me go!” Airi commanded but the old man didn’t listen. Just then, she realized the old man is looking her with dirty intentions. His eyes travelled from her head to toe, and went back to her legs.

“Don’t be scared little girl. I just want to play with you~” The old man laughed.

Airi can smell his unpleasant scent, the smell of heavy liquor coming out from him. “I said let me go!” Airi yelled at him and got no other choice but to fight him by force.

“Ouch! That hurts! What have I done wrong?!” He then yelled back louder. “Do you want me to punish you kid?! HUH?!”

He took out a long knife from his pocket and pointed it directly on Airi’s chest. She couldn’t do anything, every part of her body is trembling in fear, nothing is responding on her orders. Her feet are shaking so bad causing her to fall down on the ground. The worst part is that the guy went on top of her.

“KYAH!!! Please let me go!!!” Airi screamed.

The old man removed Airi’s outer coat and covered her mouth. Here it comes the moment that she’s so afraid of, getting harassed and raped. Airi fought trying to get out from his strong pin on her and still pointing that sharp knife right into her face.

Fortunately, Airi managed to remove her mouth from his hands and she screamed out her lungs. “HELP!!!!!! SOMEONE HELP ME!” That’s all Airi can do, scream to no one but the old man, hoping for superman to come and save her.

Tears came out from Airi’s eyes as her energy is starting to drain out. She can’t do anything now with her weak body over the old man. The old man leaned close on her lips, she closed my eyes, and she can see my future with this one and accepted the fact… Airi’s going to be rape by this ugly guy on top of her.

“DON’T TOUCH HER!”

Airi heard someone shouted from behind and smashed a huge stone right into the drunken old man’s head. The guy went off on Airi while she’s still in some kind of trauma. The person pulled her up and dragged her with it.

“Are you alright?”

Airi heard the person asked and her senses gradually came back. The person is holding tight on her hands while making an escape from the drunken old man who is still chasing them fast from behind. The next thing she thought of is the person who is saving her at the moment, Yajima Maimi, still wearing her jerseys.

“YAJIMA MAIMI?!” From disbelief, Airi still rubs her eyes, thinking that she’s still in trauma that she’s seeing unreal things, but it ended up real, Yajima Maimi is saving her.

“Wait, where should we go?!” Maimi ignored Airi’s words as she’s also in the state of panic, but not as much as Airi. “Maybe this way…” Maimi answered her own question and continues on running fast out of nowhere in the dark while she harshly drags Airi with her.

“Wait!” Airi stopped halfway and looks back, “I think we lost him.” She panted heavily.

“Oh really?” Maimi now on calm said. “Are you alright?”

“Yeah. I think so.” Airi replied and wipes the traces of her tears on her face using her bare hands. “Thank you for saving me.”

“It’s nothing. If I didn’t hear you shouting and I wasn’t nearby around then you’re probably laid by now.” Maimi frankly said which caused Airi to frown. “I’m sorry for my blunt words.”

Airi shook her head. “I owe you my life. I don’t know how to repay you and I don’t want to repay in the form of money.”

“Oh, repay huh?” Maimi smiled. “There’s no need for it actually. I saved you with my own will so there’s no need for you to repay me. And… you better find a new path on going back home. This road isn’t safe anymore since a new night club was built around here. I think it would be better for you if you walk by the city, it’s safer there than here in this narrow road.”

Airi nodded with a shy smile. “Yeah. I got it. By the way, I have to go. I still have to study. I seriously want to thank you for today. I’ll never forget this day with you.”

Maimi chuckled at her remarks as her response.

“See yah.”

Just when Airi is about to walk away, she felt a pain on her ankle which caused her to trip down on the ground. She arches in pain and later realized she injured her ankle while they were escaping a while ago.

“Woah…” Maimi kneels down and found the injured ankle. “We only did a short run and you’re already injured.” Maimi bluntly said.

Airi is completely angered by her words. “Well sorry if I’m not athletic like you that can run that fast in split seconds! And I didn’t get this injury from the running! I got this from trying to escape from the old man’s pin a while ago. I can walk by myself.” She pretended to be strong as she got up, then she fell down again.

Maimi cackled at Airi’s fragile body which keeps on falling down on ground. After a few falls, Maimi had enough from watching her struggling on her own. She took out a cold drink from her sports bag and carefully placed them on Airi’s injured ankle.

“What are you doing?” Asked the clueless Airi.

“Putting a temporary aid.” Maimi simply answered while wrapping her ankle using her unused towel with the cold canned drink on it. “This would do. Don’t remove it until the canned drink will lose its coldness.” She finished up with a perfect tie.

“T-thanks…” Airi blushed.

Maimi bends and shows her back to the shorter girl behind her, “Hop on.” She then offers her help for a piggyback ride.

“SERIOUSLY?! B-b-but…”

“High school girls sure are stubborn.” Maimi sighed. “Just do like what I said! You obviously can’t walk on your own. I didn’t kill the old man chasing you so he might be still around and for sure you’ll be dead. Besides, it’s getting late, the night is already deep and high school girls like you shouldn’t be wondering around anymore.”

Airi looked away, still with her high pride not to accept the piggyback ride, not until she saw Maimi attempting to walk away to leave her by her own. “Wait…”

“So, hop on or not?”

“I’ll… hop… on…” The shorter girl feels blood creeping out on her face and a visible blush of shyness can be seen.

Maimi walks back closer to her and once again offers her back for the piggyback ride, “As if my conscience can take it… I won’t leave an innocent and a cute high school girl alone in this dark road.”

Airi didn’t argue any further and slowly hopped on at Maimi’s sweaty back. She feels comfortable resting at her back at the same time feels a little awkward for she’s not close or even a fan of Yajima Maimi. In the end, Airi somewhat enjoys being carried like that.

“We’re here.” Airi informed after a long ride of pure silence and pointed at a house not far from them.

“So you’re a rich girl.” Maimi said as she’s amazed with the white mansion with a garden full of flowers and now standing in front of the white gate.

Airi slowly went off from the piggyback ride and carefully walks towards the gate to open it. “It’s my parents’ house but they rarely come home so I’m alone.”

“I see. Then, I’ll get going now.” Maimi said. “Don’t forget to rest your ankle and put ice on it. It should be fine tomorrow.”

“Before you go…” Airi grabbed a pen and a paper on her bag and hands it over to Maimi, “My best friend is a huge fan of yours. We went to watch your match a while ago but she failed to get your autograph. Her name is Sugaya Risako.”

Maimi giggled, “My autograph? But I’m not that popular. I’ll just sign it anyway.” She then quickly signed with Risako’s name on top and returned the paper and pen.

Maimi only gave her a smile before walking away, without saying goodbye but waved her hands in the air. Though she forgot to ask her name, it didn’t bother her anymore for she thought they’ll never see each other again and that it’s their meeting is only an accident.

Saitama Prefecture’s soccer ace player Yajima Maimi, and the all-time studious normal high school student Suzuki Airi have no idea that they just entered the field of love, and the ball has just started to spin.
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That's all for Chapter 1. hehe.  :) Maybe it's kind of boring because it's only the introduction. I'm not that good at writing fanfics but I'm just trying my luck.  :lol:

In case you guys want to ask something about me, you're free to ask anything.  :D

THANKS FOR READING~ I hope to see you all on the next chapter. XOXO!
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 1 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: kuro_808 on May 02, 2013, 08:41:11 PM
Interesting start, can't wait for your next update

YajiSuzu hasn't been written about for a while  :lol:
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 1 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: maikeatoot on May 03, 2013, 08:37:11 AM
Wow it's been a century since i last read a yajisuzu fic ahehe . Oh well patiently waiting for the next chaps :D:D:D:D:D
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 2 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: jungkrys1024 on May 04, 2013, 09:04:27 AM
@kurosawa87: thank you for reading the first chapter~ I did read some YajiSuzu fics, and I was inspired to write my own too. hehe. :)
@maikeatoot: Thanks for reading too~ :) I did a reading marathon of YajiSuzu fics last week and now I'm here posting my own. LOL.

And so, here's the next Chapter, I hope you guys will like it.  :D


CHAPTER 2

Early morning in Saitama, the heavy pour of rain opened the day of each resident. Some didn’t see it coming while some are prepared for it. It’s not only the rain that’s causing a problem among all, but also the cold breeze caressing everyone’s cold skins. The city is more quite than the usual, vehicles are rarely seen due to the muddy and slippery roads and some stores are closed.

However, in some athletes’ viewpoint, this weather won’t affect their enthusiasm to play a game. Just like Saitama’s soccer female team ace player, Yajima Maimi. Knowing that the weather would be bad, this didn’t stop her to work hard for the team. This athletic girl never fails to attend a practice every day, even on the rest day.

“Hey Yajima-san!” The team’s coach saw from afar the hardworking member running around the mud-covered field and soaks in the rain.

Maimi only gave him a signal saying she’s fine and so the coach didn’t have a choice but to leave her alone. She let herself rest in the middle of the field as she sits down on the wet ground. Not long after, she went back on her locker to fix herself, still thinking deep on how what strategy she’ll use on their next match. Yajima Maimi’s mind has never been off the soccer field.

“Eh? Where’s my towel?” Maimi asked to no one while searching for her towel all over the locker room. Then a late realization came to her, “Oh yeah, I gave it to that high school girl last time. Aish… that’s my favourite towel…”

“You can use mine.”

Maimi looks back to see whose voice is that, and only to find out it’s one of her closest friends in the team, Shimizu Saki. This girl is short but unbelievably the captain of the whole team for her mind works faster than Maimi’s running skills on the field.

“Why are you here?” Maimi questioned, not looking at her.

“I should be the one asking you that, why are you here? The rain got heavier outside.” Saki informs and leans on one of the lockers.

“Are you blind? I’m obviously here to practice and I’m done for today. You’re late.” Maimi replied with no tone at all, and still busy setting her own things.

“But Maimi… are you sure you can still go on? If you keep on working like this, you’ll regret it. Erina isn’t happy at all watching you from above that you’re pushing yourself. You know that right?”

With that statement, Maimi finally halted and a frown formed at her face at once. She glares down on her left leg which is now shaking, not because of the coldness, but because she feels something odd and again heard the name she doesn’t want to hear as much as possible.

“I don’t want to talk about this now captain…please.” Maimi pleaded.

“Don’t push yourself. It’s not only me who’s worried.” Saki said and pointed at the door, where members are standing as they all watch Maimi being troubled.

“Why is everyone here?” Maimi’s eyes went wide at the sight of her concerned team mates.

“Maimi-chan… we can understand you even if you take a rest.” One of the members named Tokunaga Chinami said, showing her worries towards the ace player.

“We don’t want to see you struggling. We’re a team, right?” Another one said named Natsuyaki Miyabi.

Maimi chuckled at their words and whispered, “Have you forgotten, I’m Yajima Maimi. I won’t easily fall especially on times like these. Thanks for worrying but I don’t need those for now.”

Maimi carries her bag with her and walks away, silently passing by the captain and all the concerned members. She is indeed a good player in the field but her current condition says the other way around, bad and getting worse each time she steps on a game.

Meanwhile, at St. Victoria’s High School, students still attend their regular classes despite of the bad weather. Suzuki Airi, who is still on slight trauma with the harsh event the last time, couldn’t think straight on the class discussion, and occasionally looks out through the windows, looking at the rain falling heavily.

“What’s wrong?” Nakky asked as she noticed Airi’s unsual behaviour for the past days.

“You look so pale last time, and now you’re spacing out. By the way, thanks for getting Maimi-sama’s autograph for me. I posted it on my room.” Her best friend Risako said, somewhat trying to cheer her up.

“Woah! You got Maimi-san’s autograph?!” A short girl named Okai Chisato butted in with the conversation. She’s a sports fanatic but not like Risako who only likes Maimi’s sport.

Upon hearing Maimi’s name, her past from the drunken old man came into her mind again. The fact that Maimi helped her is good, but with the fact that she almost got raped can’t take out of her mind. It keeps on circling every time she’s alone, and always asks her friends to tag along with her.

“Listen…” Airi was about to talk about her worst experience yet but it then strikes her, if Risako will find out about Maimi saving her last time and that she carried her all the way back home, Risako will definitely go wild and will confront her. As for Nakky, there’s a high possibility that Airi will be just lectured by her and yell at her.

“What?”

“Well, it’s nothing. I’m lacking of sleep lately, that’s why I’m not feeling well these days.” Airi lied with an awkward laugh.

After classes, Airi said she wants to be alone, which is unusual to all of her friends. Though she’s scared of being alone especially at a rainy day, she has to because she doesn’t want her friends to be bothered with her own problems.

“What should I do?” Airi is on her locker when she brought out Maimi’s towel which she forgot to give back last time. Thinking that it’s inappropriate to have her towel and they don’t really know each other, she has wanted to give it back directly, but she’s not given a chance to do so.

“So that’s what’s troubling you huh?” Chisato poked into Airi’s cheeks which surprised her. “You’ve met Yajima Maimi up close that’s why you were able to get her autograph for Risako-chan.”

“The story is long. I—“

“I know!” Chisato cut her off. “You have her towel, no doubt something happened between you two!”

Airi blushed, “W-what do you mean something happened?! It’s not that we romantically went out together! She only helped me because I sprained my ankle!” She tried to explain with a louder voice.

“If you explain like that, it sounds like you’re guilty.” Chisato grinned. “Whatever Airi~” She continued and left Airi alone.

“Now she had her own conclusions…” Airi mumbled.

Airi, as instructed by Maimi the day she was saved, walk on the city going back home because it’s safer than walking on the usual path which is a narrow and dark road with a newly built night club near it. But of course, before going back home, she has to go first to her favourite place, the public library.

“It feels different without Nakky around.” She sighed while scanning on the books.

“Don’t you think that person standing outside looks familiar?”

“Yeah, I’ve seen that person somewhere but I’m not sure.”

Airi overheard some boys talking about a mysterious person standing outside, just in front and outside of the library, soaked in rain and only using the small shed to protect it. Airi doesn’t want to be bothered by it, but when she looked again, and closely, she was able to recognize the sports bag that the person is carrying.

“AH!” Airi accidentally shouted inside the library which caught everyone’s attention. She hastily went out and to confirm her doubts, and she’s right, it’s Yajima Maimi standing outside wearing a cap.

“Oh…” Maimi looks beside her and found Airi looking up on her. “You… hhmm…”

“You don’t remember me?!” Airi hissed.

“Ah yeah… that weak high school girl who almost got raped.” Maimi said.

“Hey! What do you mean weak girl?! I’m not! And don’t call me like that! I have a name!” Airi argued. “Anyway, why are you here?”

“I’m waiting for the rain to stop.” Maimi simply answered.

“But you’re already soaked. What’s the point of waiting for the rain to stop?” Airi responded back.

“Eh? Well… the rain got heavier and I don’t have an umbrella. My bag will get wet and I’m still far from dorm so I have to stop by.” Maimi again answered with a silly smile.

Airi looks inside her bag to check if she brought an extra umbrella but she unfortunately did not. She exhaled deep and stares at Maimi who is blankly gazing the road In front.

“Yajima-san, if you don’t mind…” Airi breathed, “Do you want to share my umbrella with me?”

“Excuse me?”

“I mean… you helped me last time, so I guess it’s time for me to return the favour.” Airi shyly said. “I’m not in a rush or anything so I guess it’s fine to walk you back to your place too.”

Maimi glared at the shy Airi while looking away from her. She couldn’t help but to giggle at her cute expression, “Okay, if you insist.”

Together they walk on the wet streets without sharing any words at all. Airi feels uncomfortable but Maimi feels nothing but awkward silence. Maimi is formulating sentences on her mind to say it to the shorter girl beside her, and same goes for Airi. But in the end, nothing came out of their mouths until they finally reached Maimi’s place.

“You live in a dorm?” Airi asked as they go up on a building.

“Yeah. I live with my friends. My parents are living in the countryside with my grandmother but they always come to visit every weekend. So, I don’t miss them that much.” Maimi said.

“Good for you. My parents don’t even call me even if it’s only a simply hello.” Airi frowned.

Maimi saw this sudden change of expression on her face, and remembers what Airi said back then, that she’s always alone at home and that no one takes care of her. The high school girl is lonely.

“Do you want to come in?” Maimi offered and now in front of their dorm’s door.

“No, thank you.”

“C’mon, have dinner with us.” Maimi forced her and pulled her inside their dorm.

The place is neat and well-organized, totally opposite from Airi’s imaginations. There are three small rooms inside, a small kitchen and a living room enough for three people.

“Maimi-chan, who’s this cute girl you brought home?”

Airi was taken aback with the sudden appearance of a small cute girl in front of her. “H-hi…”

“Nice to meet you! I’m Tsugunaga Momoko, Maimi’s friend.” She introduced and rapidly shakes hands with Airi.

“Don’t flirt with her Momo-chan! She’s my guest!” Maimi dragged her away.

“Don’t be shy.” Another girl came to approach Airi who came from the kitchen and then guided her on the living room to relax. “I’m Umeda Erika. I used to be a soccer player too like Maimi-chan but I already quit and now I’m the cook of these two brats here.”

“Y-yeah. Nice to meet you, I’m Suzuki Airi.” Airi bowed full of awkwardness. She introduced and that’s the first time Maimi overheard her name.

“Look! Look! She’s from St. Victoria!” Momoko pointed at her uniform. “You’re a graduate of that school right, Maimi-chan?!”

“You are?” Airi asked.

“Yeah.” Maimi nodded.

“She used to date tons of girls back in high school.” Erika informed which stunned Airi on her seat.

“Shut up!”

“Maimi is blushing~” Momoko teased.

“I said shut up!” Maimi yelled. “It’s not a good thing to talk about that. You’re embarrassing me!” She continued and went to the bathroom, leaving them all.

“I apologize for her attitude.” Erika said.

“N-no. It’s alright.”

“Maimi is always like that. She hates talking about her high school life. She used to be a delinquent student. She always fight, get suspended and all. She gave bad impression in the school. Not until her last girlfriend died…” Momoko said with such a low voice.

“EH?! Her last girlfriend died?!” Airi asked.

“Yeah. She’s the only girl whom Maimi-chan got serious with and yet she died. That girl loved soccer, and to fulfil that girl’s dream, Maimi changed and started to love soccer too. She said it’s the only proof that her girlfriend once existed. From the day she passed away, Maimi never loved someone else anymore. Her heart turned into stone when it comes to love. That’s why, forgive her if she gets mad at times.” Erika further said.

“And not long ago, Maimi was said to be—“

“MOMO!” Erika stopped her from talking more.

“Sorry.” Momoko lowered down her head and avoids gazes with Airi’s eyes which are still full of curiosity.

Airi didn’t ask or even talk any further. She just joined them for dinner at the dining table without throwing a single word. She would sometimes take a glimpse on Maimi, but if caught, she’ll immediately look away. For some reason, Airi can feel the inner pain of Maimi that she’s not showing to anyone, the pain that she’s holding in for a long time. She wants to ask more, she wants to talk more and she wants her questions to be answered, but Airi knows she’s not in the position to do so.

“Thanks for today Suzuki-san. I’m glad we meet again like this.” Maimi said as she walks with Airi out of the dorm and flags a taxi for her.

“It’s nothing. I’m glad I was able to help a little.” Airi responded and hands over the towel that she’s been wanted to give back.

“Woah! My favourite towel!” Maimi gladly accepted it.

“Sorry if I only returned it today. You know, I’m socially awkward, I don’t really hang around like this so I’m sorry if you felt uncomfortable around me too.” Airi bowed down her head.

“I know. By just physically looking at you, I know you’re a timid girl. Don’t worry, being like that is not something you should apologize to.” Maimi smirked and patted her head like a kid.

“So, I have to go.”

“Wait…” Before Airi could enter the taxi, Maimi pulls her back and gives her a tight embrace, “If you feel lonely… or maybe if you need someone to talk with… or if you feel down or anything… just give me a call…” She carefully said and slipped a piece of paper containing her contact number on Airi’s pocket.

“Y-y-yeah… sure.” Airi madly blushed at the sudden hug and hurriedly entered the taxi without looking back on Maimi anymore.

Airi holds onto her chest and can hear the loud banging sound of her heart, louder than the cheering crowd, and the beat is faster than the running soccer players on the field and gradually feels that it’s being kicked by midgets surrounding her heart. She feels nothing but confusion and her heart falling.

“What’s with this feeling?” Airi asked herself, tightly grips on her chest.

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I hope to see you all at the next chapter too. haha!  :lol:

Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 2 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: kuro_808 on May 04, 2013, 10:40:39 AM
They have a history in meeting each other.

Although the cautious tale of Maimi opened Airi's eyes to a potential red flag
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 2 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: GNUpon on May 07, 2013, 01:08:04 PM

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“Don’t you think that person standing outside looks familiar?”

It's death he wants your soul  XD

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“AH!” Airi accidentally shouted inside the library which caught everyone’s attention. She hastily went out and to confirm her doubts, and she’s right, it’s Yajima Maimi standing outside wearing a cap.

oh it's maimi..... :nervous
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 2 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: twintt on May 08, 2013, 04:53:01 PM
I'm YajiSuzu's fan as well. :wub:

Rarely to see this couple in this thread so I'm really glad you started this fiction  :twothumbs

Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 3 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: jungkrys1024 on May 09, 2013, 04:49:31 PM
@kurosawa87: yeah, hehe. I'm trying to make the story a little more detailed...  :D
@GNUpon: thank you for reading and I'm glad you liked that part. xD.
@twintt: Thanks for reading~ and yeah! a fellow YajiSuzu fan! haha! I rarely see YajiSuzu on the forum too, so I decided to post a fic of them. hehe.  :D

Here's Chapter 3! Sorry if the update took so long. Some things came up suddenly. >.<


CHAPTER 3

“Your best friend is getting worse Risako-chan.” Nakky glared at the spacing out Airi while they eat their lunch together at the school cafeteria.

“She’s spacing out more than the past days. What should I do with her?” Risako sighed.

The rain has stopped falling heavy and the sun opened another peaceful day in Saitama, and left the ground wet. Since the night Airi went to Yajima Maimi’s place, her mind is completely off the road, and sometimes caught smiling like an idiot by herself. Even during her classes, she won’t jot down the lectures being written on the board, instead she draws random things, like Maimi’s name at the back of her notebook.

“You even failed in our last exam.” Chisato said who is sitting across them. “That’s just unbelievable.”

“You know Airi-chan, if you have a problem you better open it up. If you don’t, then that burden will never go away. If you do tell us, we might be able to help you a little.” Risako said in concern as she holds onto her best friend’s hands.

“I think it’s not a ‘problem’ though.” Nakky butted in which made Airi to look up and glare at her. “If it’s a problem then she wouldn’t be smiling by herself, right?”

“Could it be…” Risako gasps, “My best friend is in love?!”

“NO!” Airi immediately defended but with a mark of blush on her cheeks. “I… d-don’t have time with that kind of thing! And what makes you think I’m in love! I don’t even hang out or talk to anyone else aside from you guys!”

“There goes her loud voice while explaining again which makes her sound like guilty~” Chisato sighed.

“I said I’m not! I swear to God I’m not in love! And I can prove to you that I’m still the old Airi you knew!” Airi somewhat got mad with their teases and left the group.

“Hey, she got mad.”

“Why can’t she just admit that she’s bothered with Maimi-sama~” Risako said.

“You knew?!” Both Nakky and Chisato asked in surprise.

“Why? You knew too?!” Risako questioned back and the two nodded fast. “Seems like we all followed her last week huh?”

“She’s obviously hiding something so I guess it’s normal to get worried and follow her right? I wonder what she and Yajima Maimi talked about that she’s like this… She even accidentally called me Yajima-san yesterday. She's thinking too much.” Nakky followed up.

“Why can’t she just be honest with us? I mean, what’s the point of hiding it?” Chisato once again sighed but deeper.

“Maybe she’s not sure of herself too.”

On the other hand, the soccer team of Saitama is busy having a practice for their upcoming match against another Prefecture which will happen the day after tomorrow. The training is more intense than before, applying pressure on each of the members and making everyone to work harder than the last match they had. Of course the ace player Yajima Maimi is one of them, and as always, playing harder and better than anyone else in the field.

“Maimi-chan is really great~” Miyabi praises while she rests on the bench, watching Maimi having a practice match with the juniors of the team.

“But… don’t you think she’s too focused on soccer?” Chinami said. “We never tried hanging out with her after practice, and she rarely sends e-mails. It feels like we’re not close at all.”

Saki silently watches Maimi working hard on the field. As she stares at her running back and forth, kicking the ball with her sweat covering her whole body, Saki couldn’t help but to get worried. Knowing the ace player’s past life before entering the soccer world, Saki never took off her eyes on her.

“You all know about Erina right?” Saki broke her silence who is sitting on the corner.

“Yeah, Maimi’s girlfriend who died at a car accident.” Miyabi said. “What about her?”

“Well… I was just wondering…” Saki hesitantly said, “…if Maimi-chan moves on, if she can get over Erina, I wonder if she’ll quit soccer too. Erina is the only reason why she’s here right now after all.”

“She won’t!” The coach heard Saki said and joined the conversation. “Just believe in her. For sure, someday she’ll get over Erina’s death but I’m sure too that she’ll someday find a new reason why she should stay here in the soccer field and play with us all.”

“A new reason?”

“Maybe something like a new motivation? Inspiration?” They asked in confusion.

“Coach!” Maimi called his attention and gave him a signal of a break and the coach only gave her a nod.

“So, feeling better?”

Maimi later joined them on the bench and takes a rest of a bit. “I think I twisted my left foot again.” She said but laughed at it. She carefully put an ice pack on her left foot and naturally acts like it doesn’t hurt at all.

“Did you already go for a check-up?” Saki asked in concern. “You already have that injury for two months now. I think it would be better if we make sure it won’t harm you worse than we thought.”

“It’s alright.” Maimi smiled. “It’s not like I won’t be able to walk with this.”

“You always say that but we don’t even know what you’re thinking.”

“The next match is approaching fast. We won’t be having a practice tomorrow so that everyone will be able to take enough rest and prepare well. And you better be in good shape Yajima-san. Don’t be careless until the day comes.” The coach dismissed the whole team after the short reminder.

Maimi obeyed and stayed at the dorm all night, specifically locked herself inside her room. Momoko and Erika who are her dorm mates understand her and didn’t bother talking to her anymore. Every time a soccer match is approaching, Maimi rarely talks a word, and doesn’t even look at them straight in the eyes.

“Damn… I can’t sleep.” Maimi talks to herself while blankly staring at her ceiling late night, not until her phone rings loud as she receives an e-mail.

“Hey, it’s Suzuki Airi. How are you?”

Then Maimi replies back, “Oh Suzuki-san. It’s been a while. I’m doing great. We’ll be having a match soon and we’re preparing for it.”

“I know. My best friend told me about it that’s why I sent you an e-mail. I just want to say good luck.”

“Thanks. Are you going to watch it?”

“No. I have to prepare for my exams. I failed last time so I have to make-up for it.”

“I see. Then, good luck with your exams too. Do your best.” Maimi replied last.

Finally, the day of the match has come. The field is once again packed with fans holding their own supporting banners, some fan came from the opposing prefecture carrying their own supports while mostly are from Saitama for hosting the match for the day. The cheers and yells are louder, and the crowd is thicker than what everyone has imagined. Yajima Maimi caught the eyes of most of the sports analysts and the media and they have to attend and watch the game because of her.

“Woah~ Maimi-sama is so cool~”

“Fans are from everywhere~”

Risako together with Chisato is now at the stadium to witness Saitama’s match. The whole bleachers and the seats are all occupied, not even a needle can fall in between people. What amazed them the most is the growing number of fans of Maimi, which is rapidly increasing since the last game they had. Even kids are holding onto her banner, showing their love and support and some are from high school as they get thrilled with Maimi’s charisma on the field.

“This match will determine who will enter the nationals.” Nakky popped out and said.

“Woah! Since when did you get there?! Why are you here?!” Chisato jumped of her seat.

“I want to watch it and I have to break from studying too. I planned to watch it alone but since I saw the two of you, I guess I’ll just tag along.” Nakky plainly replied.

“How about Airi-chan?”

“She said she’ll stay home and study.”

Airi at the same time is alone at home like always. She used her studies as an excuse not to go and watch the match live, when in fact she’s nervous for some unknown reason. She asked herself a few times why, but couldn’t find an answer. She doesn’t know why, and she’s confused and bothered with her emotions. In the end, she faces her TV and curls on her bed.

“It’s starting!” Airi gasped when the match finally started with the commentators’ voice at the background.

The crowd’s deafening cheer echoes all over the place, that it can break the whole stadium in any second. Every time Saitama’s team will get or steal the ball from the opponent, the cheers are will get louder. Every time Yajima Maimi has the ball, all the fans would go crazy on their seats. Under the scourging heat of the sun, the players from both teams are running with all their might on the field as none of them wants to go home losers. 

“Yajima-san!!!”

The fans gasp at the sight of Yajima Maimi who stumbled on the ground and hardly stood up after a few seconds. She returned back to the field but can feel a pain on her left ankle. She didn’t let anyone notice it, except for their captain Saki who knows she’s only acting cool over it. Because of that fall, Maimi’s stamina is being drained fast, and her play is starting to get worse, her run is getting slower, she can’t even see the passes on her anymore. Her mind is completely off way. And now the game is tied with 2-2.

“Maimi-chan, don’t force it. Go back to the locker and let it heal.” Saki whispers to her during the short time out.

“NO!” Maimi clenched her fists in anger towards herself. “I won’t! This is nothing! I can do it!”

Because of that, the ace player received a heavy slap on face from the captain to which everyone on the stadium saw. “We’re team! Do you know what the others feel from seeing you like this?! You’re not alone! Why can’t you understand that?!”

“Yajima-san…” The coach approached. “I’ll let you decide, are you going back on the field and continue on with the game?” He seriously asked.

Maimi looked around her only to see her team mates getting worried for her. “I’ll… play.”

“But Maimi-chan—“

“I want to!” Maimi cut them off. “I know how everyone feels and I appreciate that. But, if I’ll let it end it like this, I’ll carry this burden for a long time and I don’t want that. I don’t care whatever will happen to my ankle, I don’t care if I won’t be able to play on the next match anymore, I just want to bring the team to the nationals, that’s all.”

“Then… don’t be a burden to the team. Get back on the field.” The coach concluded.

“If ever the team will lost, I’ll take full responsibility.” Maimi said.

The line-up went back on the field again after the time out. Everyone notices the limping Maimi while on the field and the cheer isn’t that loud as is was a while ago. Airi who is at home watching them also noticed it and she started to get worried. Maimi’s play is getting worse each second that passes by, her usual self cannot be seen, her skills are way different from the last time Airi saw her playing. For Airi, the Yajima Maimi on the field at the moment is not the Yajima Maimi she knows. Maimi’s strong aura is completely gone.

“You’re not Maimi…” Airi frowned.

After long minutes of playing, Maimi is now breaking down at the middle of the field, and no progress at all. She refuses to get back and be substituted, and still forces herself to go on. Until Maimi totally loses her strength, the referee already called a time out to check on her for she couldn’t even stand up by herself.

“I told you!” Saki runs fast towards her to help. “I’m begging you Maimi-chan, stop it.”

“We rather lose this match than to lose you.” Miyabi said in the midst of tears.

Maimi doesn’t want to lift up her head, instead she gazes on the field. With the help of her team mates, she was able to stand up again, “Wait, I’m not done yet.” She said panting.

“HEY NUMBER 7!!! HOLD IT RIGHT THERE!!!”

Everyone twisted their heads to see where that loud shout came from. It came from the field’s side, where it squeezed itself just to get through the crowd and be in the front seat.

“EH?! AIRI-CHAN?!” Risako stood up from her seat as she saw her best friend making a commotion in the front.

“Hey! Stop that Airi-chan! You’re being broadcast nationwide~” Chisato said.

Airi met eyes with the ace player who is on the field being carried up like a special child. Maimi stared at her clueless, and stopped her team mates from carrying her away. The media even took pictures of Airi from afar and immediately write reports about her, indicating her as "mysterious fan" of Yajima.

“Who’s that?” Chinami asked Maimi. “What is she doing? She’s making a big fuss now.”

“Shall we go and stop her?”

“No…” Maimi said.

And so Airi continues, “What are you doing?! Do you have an idea what the hell you’re doing right now?!?! Stop limping around and act like a baby!!! You’re Yajima Maimi right?!?! Why are hesitating and running around like that?! Are you stupid?!”

“Hey wait… you don’t know what you’re saying…” Saki finally walked close to Airi to try to stop her.

However Airi continues on shouting loud, “I’m sure you can do better than that! Where’s the Yajima Maimi who saved me?! Where the Yajima Maimi who dragged me all along until I injured my ankle?! Where’s the Yajima Maimi who plays like a tornado on the field?! You’re not that the Yajima Maimi I know! You love soccer right?! Then show everyone that an injury like that won’t stop you! You’re definitely good at it! You’re Yajima Maimi! You’re strong! So do it properly you idiot!!!”

Everyone was completely stunned with Airi’s harsh and shocking words towards Yajima Maimi, and broadcasting it live all over the country. The stadium is currently at the moment of silence and all eyes are on Airi who is angrily glaring at Maimi on the field.

“Suzuki-san…” Maimi hardly uttered.

“She called Yajima-san an idiot…”

After a few seconds, the security came and hardly pulls Airi away from the stadium from making such a commotion out of nowhere. Risako, Chisato and Nakky also made an exit on the stadium to check on their friend who was just dragged away like a dog out while the team of Saitama is still stunned over Airi’s rant on their ace player.

“Seriously, that fan is crazy…” A team mate said.

“Right…” Maimi mumbled.

“Are you saying something?”

“Right…” Maimi again mumbled but this time with a smirk on her lips. “Why am I so distracted with this damn injury? I’m not the ace player Yajima Maimi right now… I look like an amateur crying over this damn injury… If the whole team is with me, then I can do it. If the whole team is with me, then I would be fine.”

Their eyes went wide when Maimi strongly punched her ankle, a single blow that one can get fracture with it. Their coach didn’t bother from stopping her, instead he only smiled and asked them to go back on the field immediately to continue on the game. Even the captain didn’t get mad at her anymore, instead she let Maimi to get up by herself and watch her having a smirk on her face.

“Promise me you’ll get a check-up after this match.” Saki smiled at their ace player and she only gave a nod.

“Thank you, Suzuki-san…” Maimi hissed to herself and runs back on the field together with the line-up. And with the sight of Maimi being able to regain back her strength, the crowd’s hype is back once again.

Yajima Maimi’s play has back to normal, or way better than before, as she ignores the pain of her injury. In no time, the Saitama’s team was able to gain momentum, and was able to score thanks to Maimi’s tornado-like kick, which she always does. In the end, the victory went to Saitama, and they are moving to the nationals. 
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I hope to see you guys on the next chapter as well. hehe. I appreciate all of your comments. Thank you very much~  :peace:
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 3 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: kuro_808 on May 09, 2013, 06:40:01 PM
Airi is crazy in love but why go that far for Maimi.

Maimi still has Erina' death lingering in her mind.

Since nobody can stop her determination, it will only get worst if she suffers a serious injury

Keep up the good work
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 3 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: darkacex99 on May 10, 2013, 01:16:55 AM
wow..... :O i.......LOVE IT!!!! XD i cant wait till the next chapter
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 3 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: GNUpon on May 10, 2013, 01:55:31 AM

Airi: :scolding: :on thumbb:
Fans and Maimi's teammate :shock:
Maimi :mon emo:
Me  :farofflook:
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 3 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: jungkrys1024 on May 12, 2013, 12:56:11 PM
@kurosawa87: Thanks for commenting always. I'll try to work harder on the next chapters.  :)
@darkacex99: Thanks for reading and loving the early chapters of my fic~ please do continue on reading. hehehe. :)
@GNUpon: LOL! I like how you comment with the emoticons. hahaha! Thanks~ :)


CHAPTER 4

It’s been a week since the last match of Saitama’s female soccer team has happened and they hold on with the victory. Since that day, the ace player Yajima Maimi is attending her weekend check-up regarding her left ankle injury as promised to her captain. Not only that, the media has been tailing her to ask questions regarding her “mysterious” fan who yelled at her last week, which is Suzuki Airi. However, Maimi is avoiding them, and will keep her silence whenever they’ll ask about her.

“You’re on the local newspaper again.” Their coach handed her the paper while Maimi’s ankle is being examined.

“Ignore it. I’m not going to face them even if they’ll make negative articles.” Maimi sighed.

Then the coach reads the article aloud, “Yajima Maimi, Saitama’s ace player has been rapidly gaining popularity due to her skills that come with her beautiful looks. And this mysterious crazy fan of hers from the past match is also gaining interests from the soccer fans. Calling the ace player as stupid and idiot, is this high school girl related to our ace player?”

“Well, I don’t know why she did that too. I was also surprised, but at least I gained confidence with her words that time.” Maimi said and stood up from her seat, getting ready to leave the doctor’s place.

“Do you even know this girl? She did say bunch of things like she knows you a lot.” The coach asks as they walk out of the hospital.

“I met her long ago. I only helped her once and she helped me too, that’s all. There’s nothing special about us.” Maimi said and concluded the talk with Airi to avoid being questioned further.

“Okay, I won’t ask any more. By the way, the nationals will start in a month. I want you to rest within that month. You can come and practice with us though, but minimize it until your injury will completely heal. Don’t worry, the whole team is always beside you. You’re not alone.” The coach said and flagged a taxi for Maimi and with that, they parted ways.

On the other hand, Airi who has been the topic not only at their school but also on the town, is currently being glared by the people she passes by. Whenever she goes out of her place to go to school, people’s eyes will glue on her, and will start to gossip about her as Yajima Maimi’s crazy fan. Airi pretends not to hear all the gossips, and like it was not her who did that.

“Here comes the crazy fan~” One of their classmates announced when Airi entered their classroom.

“So, how’s the attention going?” Another one asked.

“Are the media that fun? I bet you’re being surrounded by them.”

“Hey you guys!” Risako butted in. “Please stop teasing Airi-chan!”

“Yeah! Quit doing that! You’re just hurting her!” Saki followed-up.

Airi only smiled at her friends and silently went on her seat. She doesn’t want to speak out about what happened, and why she did such thing for she doesn’t even know why she did that. She’s indeed a smart girl, but couldn’t find an explanation for her sudden rant on the stadium last week which was broadcast live. To avoid from thinking about it, Airi does the usual things, from reading books, going to the library, and goes back home immediately while she ignores all the attention.

“How long are you planning to avoid and hide everything?” Risako asks while she walks back home with Airi. “This won’t end until you’ll speak up something about it. You never told us about anything too…”

“I don’t know.” Airi murmured and suddenly stopped halfway. “I don’t know too Rii-chan…” She then frowned.

“If I’m not your best friend, I’m not going to say this but… you’re the biggest idiot I know.” Risako said without hesitations and faced her best friend. “You hid things to me about you and Maimi-sama. You didn’t even tell me you went to her dorm last time, and now you’re going to keep everything by yourself again. I’m your best friend, I’m not asking you to open up everything to me, but at least trust me.”

Airi gathers all up her courage and finally confess, “You followed me that time right?” She asked and Risako nodded. “That time, I found out about Yajima-san’s past, about her late girlfriend, about her reasons why she joined soccer, and why her determination is that high. And last week, when I watched her from TV, she’s not with herself and I just know it. Compared to when I first saw her playing, her play last week is totally off.”

“That’s because she’s injured…”

“No…” Airi shook her head and continues on walking on. “Well, I know she’s obviously injured. One of her dorm mates almost informed me something which they shouldn’t be. But by only looking at their eyes, and by just looking at Yajima-san, I knew that she’s injured but I don’t know where not until last week’s match. Then this question came into me while I was watching her on TV, ‘she’s already injured the first time we met and she’s already injured when I first watched her match, then she’s supposed to be playing as good as back then or maybe better, but why is she like this?’”

“Wow… you think… so deep Airi-chan… As expected from a genius!” Risako is totally speechless with Airi’s deep thoughts with Maimi that she couldn’t find words to respond her.

“I couldn’t stand watching her playing as if she’s not an ace player, that’s why I rushed all the way to the stadium and yelled like that.” Airi explained.

“So, what’s this thing that’s bothering her then?” Risako asked.

“I’m not sure but…” Airi lowered down her head and said, “Maybe her late girlfriend…”

“Maybe? What’s with the maybe? Why don’t you go and ask her?”

“Eh?! That’s impossible!” Airi said. “We’re not that close and I’m not in the position to ask such things! And… I’m planning not to meet with her again. Because of me, she’s being tailed by the media too and it would be only a burden if I’ll meet her again. I think it’s better this way, we shouldn’t meet or even talk anymore!”

“It’s up to you. I’ll support whatever your decision will be. Bye~” Risako said and walks away going to her own path.

Meanwhile at Maimi’s dorm with her friends, both Nakky and Chisato decided to talk with Maimi by themselves. Because of the media wondering around the place, they hardly approach the door and only wait on the first floor, hoping that Maimi will appear anytime.

“Maimi’s friends? You’re wearing St. Victoria’s uniform so I thought you’re looking for her or something.”

Chisato looked back and found this shorter girl than her who is Momoko carrying groceries. “Y-yeah…”

“NO!” Nakky denied. “We’re Suzuki Airi-san’s friends and we’re here to talk with Yajima Maimi-san. If possible, can we talk to her? A minute will do!” She begged.

“Suzuki Airi…” Momoko tries to remember, “Ah yeah, she was once here with Maimi-chan.”

“Let them in. They’re obviously not from the media and they’re Suzuki-san’s friends so it will be fine.” Maimi who is wearing a cap to cover her face suddenly passed by behind and walks ahead of them going straight up to their dorm’s floor.
   
They all followed her and silently entered their dorm. They’re all seated on the living room and both Nakky and Chisato suddenly lost their words now that Yajima Maimi is actually sitting across them. None of them wants to talk first, causing everything to be awkward.

“Maimi-chan, they’re here to talk about Suzuki Airi-san.” Erika sensed the awkward silence and broke it for them.

“I know. I’m just waiting for them to talk first.” Maimi replied and starting at the two.

“Airi-chan is worried about you.” Nakky directly said. “She’s gaining a lot of attention from the whole town now.”

“We know it’s her own fault why she’s gaining such attention. We were shocked too when she appeared on the stadium…”

“I see. So, what now?” Maimi asked.

“Eh?” The two lost their words and awkwardly looked at each other.

“Never mind.” Nakky said and pulled Chisato up on the sofa. “Let's go Chisa! Sorry for the disturbance.” They bowed and left the dorm in haste.

“Hey, what’s wrong Nakky?!” Chisato questioned as she was dragged out of the dorm.

“Seriously…” Nakky exhaled. “Is that player heartless?! Why can’t she get what we’re trying to say?! She should have responded a little concerned because she’s the reason why Airi-chan is gaining such attention these days!” She said out of anger.

“Relax Nakky… Yajima-san didn’t want it in the first place too. Besides, this isn’t a big deal for popular player like her.” Chisato said.

“For them it’s not a big deal! For Airi-chan who is only a normal student, it’s a big deal! Airi-chan shouldn’t get involved with people like her anymore!”

Maimi was left sitting on the sofa after Nakky and Chisato stormed out of their dorm. She couldn’t utter a word for the sudden visit with a sudden walk out. “What was that just now?” She smirked. “High school students walked out on me…”

“You’re really an airhead Maimi-chan~” Momoko pouted as she sat across Maimi. “And not to mention… you’re so numb and a little arrogant…”

“Why? What’s wrong with me again?!” Maimi maddened.

“Those two were trying to say that you should talk to Suzuki-san.” Erika said while she cooks on the kitchen.

“Didn’t you see their expressions?! They’re worried for Suzuki-san that’s why they came here to try their luck to ask you a favour to talk with her.” Momoko further said.

“How did you know that? They didn’t even say anything.”

“Suzuki-san…” Erika weakly smiled. “… that girl surprised me. You rarely get in touch with her and yet she was able to look through in your mind in such a short time. I think she understands you more than anyone else. You see, she’s a genius high school student who is socially awkward but her care towards you blew all of her fears away.”

“What are you trying to say?”

“Erina’s death anniversary… and your match from last week are on the same day.” Erika said and glared at Maimi who is guilty sitting on the living room. “I know about it even if you keep quiet about it, that’s why you acted a little weird the day before your match, and until the day came, your mind is totally off the field. Your mind was not on playing but it’s with Erina.”

“Suzuki-san probably knew that you’re distracted of something aside from your injury that time.” Momoko followed up.

“No… no way…” Maimi tries to deny it. “Why would Suzuki-san understand what I feel? Why would she understand what I’m thinking?!”

“Maybe you share something similar to her.” Erika predicted. “Usually, a person who understands your pain also carries a pain and burden as you have. Suzuki-san might probably be have a life that she couldn’t get through yet just like you.”

“It’s time for you to explain it properly to her and face the media to end it. Suzuki-san is also having a hard time you know.” Momoko advised to which Maimi didn’t argue any longer.

The next day came and the teasing towards Airi is still on the air. Airi wants to talk back, but she holds back her emotions for she knows it’s not the right thing to do. She only hopes that someday the rumours will gradually disappear and everyone will cool down about it. And as much as she wants to forget Maimi’s existence in her life, she couldn’t avoid but to think of her every night before she sleeps.

“It’s good to see you working hard on your studies again Suzuki-san.” The teacher praised as he asked Airi to stay after the class to talk with her privately.

“I’m always working hard on it.” Airi responded.

“Your parents called us earlier and they found out the issue about you shouting on a soccer match. They’re blaming us for not educating you enough that blamed us for everything.” The teacher sighed. “Suzuki-san, please be careful whatever you do next time. You know your parents are influential in this school. They invested a lot here so if something happens to you, they might pull out too. Also, you have to maintain your high grades to avoid any circumstances with your family.”

“Did you let me stay just to say that?” Airi breathed in anger with her voice trembling, holding back her tears forming on her eyes.

“I don’t want to but the principal asked me to do this. It seems like the higher-ups are scared of your parents. Sorry Suzuki-san, I’m just following their orders.”

“Worst…” Airi clenched her fists. “They don’t even talk to me personally, they don’t even show up to me and come back home and yet they called the school just to say that! They don’t know anything! I’m already carrying a burden and now they want to add more by adding pressure on me!” She yelled that it echoed all over the room.

“Calm down Suzuki-san…”

“How can I calm down?! They will never understand me!” Airi cried and walked out of the room with heavy footsteps.

“Airi-chan!” A guy stopped her from leaving the school campus and stopped by the gate.

Airi wiped her tears away before turning back, “Ryo-kun… why are you still here?”

Ryo, Airi’s classmate, a studious one like her and a four-eyed (Wearing eyeglasses) handsome tall guy who loves to spend his time on the school rooftop to study. They often talk about studies but never hang out, and never talked about other things aside from the lectures they get. Generally, they don’t know each other outside of the school campus.

“I forgot to return a book on the school library so I came back. Tomorrow’s weekend that’s why I made an effort to return it back today though it’s already this late. How about you?” Ryo said.

“Nothing…” Airi lied and looked away.

Ryo noticed her dying eyes and stares at her closer, “Are you alright?”

“Y-yeah.” Airi said but sobbed.

“You’re not.” Ryo takes out his handkerchief and unexpected wipes Airi’s cheeks which are wet from tears.

“Don’t!” Airi awkwardly pushes him and steps back from him. “Sorry Ryo-kun, I have to go.” She said and ran away from him.

Airi rushes back home and locks herself on her room. She wasted her time crying from late afternoon until the moon shines bright up in the night sky. Though she hears her phone ringing multiple times, she won’t pick it up for her sobs beat her tone of voice. She didn’t bother eating her dinner, for no one cooks for her in the first place and always buy take-outs before coming back home. However for this night, she forgot everything as her mind is running wild with negative emotions towards her parents who never take care of her. For them, giving Airi much amount of money for her to live on her own is enough. They never gave a thought of how Airi feels about it, making the lonely girl.

“I hate you…” Airi mumbled until she dozed off on her bedside and completely fell asleep.

Weekend, Airi slowly opens her tired eyes and the sunlight from her window reflects on her face with the cold wind strongly blowing the curtains up. She crawled and got her phone on her bag which was placed on the floor and saw piles of unread messages from her friends, missed calls from Risako and finally checks on her time, it’s already 10AM.

“Excuse me…” Someone rang the doorbell.

Airi lazily stood up from the floor to get the door, still half awake and not knowing of how she looks like at the moment. There are dark circles under her eyes due to crying heavily last night, her hair is so messed up going to different direction, and she’s still wearing her uniform from yesterday with lots of crumples on her skirt. Unconsciously having this kind of look, Airi walks on the door and opened the door wide to welcome whoever is disturbing her.

“Good… morning… Suzuki-san…”

Airi’s vision is still a little unclear that she couldn’t recognize the person in front of her. She rubbed her eyes hard and her vision slowly came back to normal. Her eyes almost went off and her jaw dropped all the way to the floor to see Yajima Maimi standing tall in front of her, glaring at her from top to bottom with her twitched eyebrows.

“Y-y-y-y-y-yajima-san!”
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I hope you guys liked this chapter.  XD The new character "Ryo" is just a name I made up. haha! I can't think of any guy so I just randomly thought of a cool name of a guy and so I put it. hehe.  :lol:

Thanks for reading guys! I hope to see you on the next chapters too.  :peace:
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 4 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: kuro_808 on May 12, 2013, 01:27:59 PM
Maimi still hasn't eliminate Erina's death but that could hurt her more in the end.

Airi may never leave the spotlight but at least avoid it more often

Ryo is caring but kind of out of her league to gather any acceptance
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 4 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: GNUpon on May 12, 2013, 02:08:56 PM
If i was one of her classmate, I will love airi because she got on tv, think of the opportunities to be on tv just shout on a soccer player XD (BET I'M MORE SOCIALLY AWKWARD THAN AIRI)

Maimi is more airhead than me in this XD

Airi's scene...
I was crying...then i saw this...

Quote
I hope you guys liked this chapter.

it made me cried more.....  :nervous

Thank you for the chapter  :bow:
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 4 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: darkacex99 on May 12, 2013, 05:07:43 PM
oh noooooes poor airi :cry: the media and all the attention is taking its toll on her as well as the burden from her parents and her loneliness :(

maimi still focused on the death of erina...poor gurl o hope she doesnt kill herself over it :cry:

ryo bettah get outta here :kickass: haha XD


nice chapter :thumbup i eager to know wat happens :yep:
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 4 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: twintt on May 13, 2013, 05:05:24 PM
Oh Airi  :cry: Please cry on Maimi's chest  :wub:

Ryo? We dont need your handkerchief  :smhid lol just kidding  :D

Thanks for the chapter  :twothumbs
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 4 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: rokun on May 15, 2013, 08:02:10 PM
Ah a new YajiSuzu fic... so nice to see :sob:

I like the concept too, genius high school girl Airi falling in love with the star pro soccer player :lol: The last chapter was a bit sad, but with Yajima-san appearing at her door hopefully it'll improve come next one... Next chapter soon! :D

I used to write a little YajiSuzu, so I'm glad to see someone picking it up. ^^ There's too much of a lack of BeriKyuu around here...
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 4 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: jungkrys1024 on May 16, 2013, 02:32:20 PM
@kurosawa87: -nods- -nods- thank you for always reading my fic. :)
@GNUpon: LOL! I would love to be with Maimi on TV too.  :D and I'm actually not that good at writing drama scenes yet.  :banghead:
@darkacex99: hahaha! I honestly don't like Ryo on my own fic too, but I have to put some spice on this story. xD.
@twintt: And thanks for the comment too. :) Seems like everyone doesn't like Ryo here. haha! Don't worry~  8)
@rokun: Hello there~ Thanks for reading this fic. I did read some old Yajisuzu fics recently, and I loved all of them. IDK why some already stopped from writing. And I want the YajiSuzu love to be alive and active again~ hehehe.  :wub:

CHAPTER 5

Airi slowly scans herself from head to toe and later realized why Maimi is staring at her as if she’s in disgust. She quickly gave Maimi a wait signal and went back to her room in haste to fix. What is Yajima Maimi doing here?! Airi thought to herself and now in state of panic. She didn’t go out of her room immediately; instead she walked back and forth, thinking of how she’ll face Maimi and what to say. She rubbed her palms together to remove her nervousness somehow and slowly walks out where Maimi is standing, near the front door.

“How did you get in? You’re supposed to be ringing the bell on the gate first, not on the main door.” Airi asked with a huge distance between where Maimi is standing and her position.

“You left it open so I just walked in and passed by the garden in front.” Maimi simply answered.

“I see.” Airi replied back and nailed the conversation with that short answer.

Maimi keeps her calm and takes a glimpse on the awkward Airi far from her. She’s obviously uncomfortable on Maimi’s sight, for Airi is seen looking away while she bites her lower lip, and rubbing her palms together. Airi couldn’t even let her in the house and let her stay outside. Maimi wants to eliminate this awkwardness and so she stepped closer but Airi made another step backwards.

“Okay, I won’t come close!” Maimi gave up and rolled her eyes in disappointment.

“I’m sorry!” Airi blurted out all of a sudden. “I’m sorry for calling you an idiot and stupid. I’m sorry for interrupting your game last time and made a commotion during the game. I was just… frustrated.” She apologized.

Then Maimi laughed at her apologies, “Now I get it. You’re acting like that because you thought I’m mad at you.”

“Eh? Why? Are you not?” Airi asked clueless.

“Why should I? If I am then I shouldn’t be here standing in front of an awkward you. Rather than getting mad, I was motivated with your words. I came here to say thank you because I haven’t said it personally.” Maimi explained.

Airi exhaled in relief that she fell on the ground, “Thank God! I was wrong all the time then.”

“But…” Maimi also sits down on the ground to level her head with Airi as she smiles, “…I came here to talk about something.”

“Something?”

Maimi nodded. “Yeah. Your friends came yesterday at my dorm, though they asked me not to tell you. They said you’re worried about me, so I thought I should let you know about it too.”

Airi was once again dragged by Maimi that she couldn’t argue further to wherever she’ll take her. All the passers-by who recognize them would tilt their heads just to stare at them and start to gossip. Maimi ignored all while Airi is so conscious about it but still goes on anyway. They took a long ride on a train, going far from their place, far from the crowd and far from noise.

“Why… are we here?” Airi shivered upon arriving on a solemn cemetery full of trees swaying with the cold wind.

Maimi didn’t respond and continues on walking forward but her steps are getting narrower and finally reached their destination, “It’s here.”

Airi looked at the name written on the grave. “Mano Erina. Yajima-san, could it be…”

“My late girlfriend, the reason behind everything.” Maimi said while looking on the grave.

Airi was taken aback in shock that she can’t let a word out of her mouth. And only leaves it open. She looked at Maimi and deeply looks into her eyes, full of sadness and pain, full of regrets and disappointment. It’s the first time that she witnesses the ace player’s miseries.

“Do you know how it feels to lose someone you love?” Maimi asked. “Have you ever felt being left by someone who gave you a reason to change? Did someone already left you and you were not given the chance to say how much you love that person?” She continues on asking as her clenched fists are trembling and tears are forming fast on her eyes.

“Yajima-san…” That’s all Airi could utter.

“A year ago, she had her last breath without me by her side. She’s supposed to meet me, but she was involved in a car accident. I waited for her, she said I must wait on the middle of the soccer field, even if it will take me forever. I waited for two hours, until they called me and said she died. I hated myself, I hated everyone around me for couple of months. I blamed myself for everything. Erina shouldn’t have died if we didn’t plan to meet that day. She’s supposed to be still here with me. Then her soccer captain Shimizu Saki approached me, and told me that Erina really loves playing soccer. That was the time I decided to join the Saitama Team, in place of Erina, and plays as an ace player like how Erina used to be. In short, up until now, I’m working hard because of Erina.” Maimi confessed and tears fell from her eyes upon saying her last words.

In front of Airi is now the broken Maimi that she has never seen before. Hearing directly those words from Maimi, Airi felt her heart cracked deep inside, and can feel her heart beat stopped for second, her mind halted for a minute, and gave her pain. But, to see Maimi in such a state breaks her more that she can imagine, she never thought she’ll feel pain.

“It’s alright to cry!” Airi said in a high tone. Instead of turning back to give Maimi a privacy, she pulled her closer and gave her a warm tight hug, letting Maimi’s head to cry on her shoulder. “It’s okay…”

Though Maimi didn’t hug her back, she let her tears to keep on falling and until it wet Airi’s shoulder. It’s only Airi who can comfort her at the moment, it’s only her who can make her stop from crying hard, and it’s only Airi who can read and get through her heart and mind.

“Are you alright now?” Airi whispers as she hears no sobs from Maimi anymore. She slowly let go and sees Maimi’s tired eyes from crying, almost the same eyes as Airi had last night when she cried.

“Now I’m embarrassed.” Maimi forced out a laugh and wiped her tears away.

“Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone. Now my questions are answered. I know why you were so distracted.” Airi smiled and offered her hand. “If it’s alright, let’s walk back hand in hand.”

“Why?”

“I just want to.” Airi blushed. “I just feel like holding your hand after you cried like that. C’mon, it’s a request from your number one fan.” She then giggled.

“Number one fan huh?” Maimi smirked before accepting Airi’s hand.

While they walk out of the cemetery, both keep their silence and none of them bothered to talk. They walk side by side and hand in hand, but their eyes are fixed straight ahead on their way.

“I’ll be fine here.” Airi stopped halfway and hesitantly let go of Maimi’s hand. “I’ll just flag a taxi on the intersection. If people will see us together like this, they might misunderstand it again.” She explained.

“Ah, yeah.” Maimi nodded. “Then I’ll take the other way.”

“By the way, you asked me a while ago if I ever felt how to lose someone I love…” Airi exhaled. “…I have an answer. I never felt it because no one has died so far with me. However, I know how it feels to have nothing but myself, I know how it feels not to be loved by the people I expect to love me back more. Though my friends are always with me, the people I expect to be with me all the time aren’t around, so I know how it feels to be left out by the people I love.”

After saying those words, Airi turned back and walks away without letting Maimi to respond. Maimi watched her back slowly vanishing from her sight, until she finally made a turn and she’s nowhere to be seen anymore.

Meanwhile the Saitama’s team is busy preparing for the nationals which is three weeks ahead. Giving all their best from practice, the members aren’t stopping and continue on even if the coach says they should rest.   

“It feels different without Maimi-chan around. Where did she go by the way?” Miyabi breathed.

“She went to see that crazy fan.” Captain Saki said and stopped for a while. “I don’t really know what came into her mind but she said she’ll meet with her.”

“I heard that girl’s name is Suzuki Airi, isn’t Suzuki a popular rich family here and even overseas?” Chinami asked in curiosity.

“Yeah, they have a lot of business.”

“Then that girl shouldn’t be wondering around freely. You know, there are a lot of people disguising themselves as a friend, they act kind and all get close to you, then once they got into you, they’ll do something to you or something like they’ll kidnap you for ransom.” Chinami said.

“Aish! You watch too many movies Chinami-chan! Do you think that kind of person really exists?” And it caused a little laughter among them.

Weekdays have come again, and Airi is expecting another day of gossips and everything. However, that expectation didn’t happen. As she stepped out of her place, no one bothered looking at her unlike the past week. She walks on the busy streets and still people won’t glare at her, until she reached school, more students would greet her a good morning. And all of these confuse Airi for she didn’t go out of her place on Sunday, and doesn’t have an idea what’s happening.

“Airi-chan! Have you seen the newspaper?” One of her classmates immediately approached her on the way to their classroom.

“Hey, we were so worried about you!” Risako slapped Airi by the shoulders as she entered of the classroom. “You didn’t call, you didn’t even send an e-mail or even called back!”

“Yeah!” Nakky agreed. “We called you a lot of times last weekend and you didn’t pick up!”

“Wait, what’s with the newspaper?” Airi asked and made her way on her seat.

“Here, look at this! Yajima Maimi finally talked about that issue last time regarding your sudden appearance on their match.” Chisato said and handed her the newspaper.

“Yajima Maimi answers the media.” The title itself made Airi to continue on reading. “Yajima Maimi finally faced the media and clarified the issue regarding their last match. She confirmed that she was injured even before the match began and caused the first half of their team to lose. However, the second half, the mysterious crazy fan appeared that time, and this was also answered by Yajima Maimi. In quote, ‘She’s not just a fan, she’s my number one fan, a special friend of mine. Because of her, I was able to get back on my play and grabbed the victory.’ Yajima Maimi also asked the media not to bother this high school girl.”

“Wow… she did it for me.” Airi was amazed on the article and knew why people aren’t that interested anymore, it’s because Maimi finally answered everything on her own.

“Did something happen Airi-chan?” Risako hissed.

In fact, after that day with Maimi on the cemetery, the day all of her questions were solved, Airi spent her weekend thinking alone. Since it’s only a secret between her and Maimi, she denied and said, “Nothing. I only stayed at home the whole weekend.”

“Airi-chan…” Ryo appeared behind them with a smile. “Are you alright?”

“Y-yeah.” Airi awkwardly replied. “Sorry for acting a little weird last time. I wasn’t feeling so well that’s why.” She again lied.

“It’s alright.” Ryo smiled wider. “I’m glad to hear you’re doing fine again. I was so worried about you. Is it alright if I walk you back home today then?”

“Hey hey hey!” Chisato interrupted. “Do I sense love aura?”

“I feel it too. There’s a love blooming around us~” Nakky teased further.

“Hey Ryo-kun!” Risako confronted. “Are you hitting on my best friend?” She asked with her eyebrow raised.

“Rii-chan! What kind of question is that?!” Airi blushed. “I’ll think about it Ryo-kun…”

“Airi-chan! Studying all the time won’t give you a good memory! High School life comes once! Try to date, have social life and have fun sometimes! He’ll only walk you back home, I guess there’s no need for you think about that!” Nakky said with a grin on her face.

Airi let out a deep sigh, “I guess it will be fine then. I’ll wait for you by the school gate after class.” She decided and he left.

“Airi-chan, are you sure about that?” Risako asked.

“C’mon Risako-chan!” Chisato elbowed her. “Someone is finally showing a love interest to your best friend! You should be happy about that! And Ryo-kun knows Airi-chan for some time now, there shouldn’t be a problem with that.”

“I know!” Risako said. “I… just don’t feel good about him.”

“Why?”

“I don’t know. Maybe his face isn’t my type or maybe I’m just thinking too much.” Risako awkwardly laughed. “Forget it. If my best friend wants to go with him then it will be fine.”

All throughout the classes, Risako’s mind is on Ryo who’s obviously trying to get Airi’s attention in the past few days. She finds it odd that he suddenly showed interest in her, knowing that Ryo isn’t interested in dates just like Airi. Risako couldn’t explain it to herself why she just can’t like Ryo’s presence around Airi.

“Excuse me…” Risako raided the rooftop, which is Ryo’s place during lunch time.

“Oh, Sugaya Risako-san, how may I help you?” Ryo sits up from the hot ground and faced her.

“It’s about Airi-chan.” Risako glared at him. “What are you planning to do?”

“You make it sound like I’m a bad guy.” Ryo said.

“I’m sorry but that’s what I really think about you. I hate the way you look, those eyeglasses, that innocent-like hair of yours and generally your handsome face.” Risako frankly said.

“I don’t care if you hate me. But as long as Airi-chan doesn’t care about those, I guess there’s nothing to worry about. Let me tell you this too, Airi-chan is going through a hard time with her parents, her relationship with them. I just want to help her, to cheer her up a little.”

“And how did you know about her hard times?”

“Rich people like them often encounter a family problem. So there’s no doubt Airi-chan is suffering the same problem. If you’re going to doubt at me, you’re just wasting your time. Go back down there and comfort your lonely best friend instead of accusing me up here.” Ryo concluded and ignored Risako’s presence.

As promised, Airi is waiting for Ryo by the school gate after their classes were finished. As she stands still, she keeps on flipping her phone as if she’s waiting for message. And watching her from afar is her worried best friend, who is still uneasy with her being with Ryo. Knowing that Airi is a lonely girl, anyone would easily get an advantage towards her weakness, that’s why Risako always keeps on eye on her.

“If you feel lonely… or maybe if you need someone to talk with… or if you feel down or anything… just give me a call…” Airi remembers what Maimi told her long time ago, the first time she was hugged by Maimi in front of their dorm.

“Should I call her? Should I send her an e-mail?” Airi asked herself as she scrolled down her phone until she reached Maimi’s name on her phonebook. Because of her hesitations, she ended up cancelling her call and went on her e-mail box instead, but again she doesn’t know what to say.

“Sorry to keep you waiting.” Ryo appeared in front of her.

“Eh?” Airi got startled with his sudden presence and accidentally pressed the send button of her phone, and successfully sent a blank message to Maimi. “Y-yeah. It’s alright. Shall we go now?”

Maimi who is currently watching her team mates having a hard practice on the soccer field is silently resting on the benches while the coach is giving her a proper aid on her ankle injury. Not long, she noticed her phone vibrated and grabbed it on her side.

“From Suzuki-san…” Maimi twitched her eyebrows at the blank message sent to her. “Huh? What’s with this?”

“Why? What’s wrong Yajima-san?” Her coach asked.

Maimi tried to call Airi but she got no response, “That’s weird. Suzuki-san sent me a blank message.”

“Maybe she needs someone to talk with.” Her coach said.

Just then, Maimi remembered what she told Airi back then, “If you feel lonely… or maybe if you need someone to talk with… or if you feel down or anything… just give me a call…”

“Coach.” Maimi hastily packed her unorganized things. “Sorry but I have to go.”
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Again and again, thanks for reading this chapter~ A little bit of spoiler, you guys can kill Ryo on the next chapter. LOL!  :P

Btw, I don't know if it's allowed to post my twitter link here, xD. But if you guys are interested, follow me~ haha! https://twitter.com/jungkrys1024

I hope to see you guys on the next chapter too! XOXO!  :peace:
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 5 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: twintt on May 16, 2013, 04:05:58 PM
Ow Maimi she remembered what she said to Airi as well. :wub:

Can kill Ryo on the next chapter?? Alright! I'm well prepared now.:twisted: LOL XD

Really wanna see Maimi smack him in the face. :lol:

Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 5 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: kuro_808 on May 16, 2013, 06:35:54 PM
Airi helped Maimi realize her problem and explained it out into the public :thumbsup

Ryo :thumbdown:

Although now it seems Maimi could be distracted with Airi
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 5 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: darkacex99 on May 16, 2013, 07:38:36 PM
RYO!!! :mon fire: didnt i kick u to space last chapter?  :on shady:


im getting bad vibes from ryo  :on freeza: something tells me that risako's gut feeling is rite :mon determined:

nice chapter, maimi and airi talk about their burdens to each other, thats awesome :yep:
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 5 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: GNUpon on May 18, 2013, 01:00:08 PM
Ryo..... :catglare:
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 5 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: rokun on May 18, 2013, 05:13:56 PM
Uh oh, you're scaring me with Ryo. Was this a bad time to start reading? >.> Whatever happens, you better have Maimi kick his ass next chapter!
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 5 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: jungkrys1024 on May 19, 2013, 08:22:45 AM
Seems like everyone really hates Ryo in this fic. xD. No worries, Ryo shall be punished.  :twisted:

CHAPTER 6

On the night street of the shopping district, Airi together with Ryo is silently walking beside each other as the lonely girl’s mind is not with him at the moment, but she’s overthinking of things. Airi wants to part ways with him as soon as possible but she doesn’t have the courage to do so. All she wants is to be alone, and think by herself, but Ryo isn’t giving her a time to do so.

“Airi-chan, you can always open up to me if you feel bothered.” Ryo broke the silence. “You’re not alone, you have me, you can always tell me everything that’s bothering you.”

“Thank you but I’m fine.” Airi said while they walk. “I admit I’m feeling down these days, but it’s not something to be worry about. I’m always like this when it comes to family problems so having this sad feeling isn’t new to me anymore.”

“Then…” Ryo stopped. “… let’s have some fun tonight.”

“What do you mean?”

“I know a new place where you can forget all your problems. Trust me, you’ll have a good time there.” He winked and dragged Airi with him.

Maimi on the other hand went to Airi’s place but she’s not yet home. She tried to call Airi a lot of times but she’s not picking up. Maimi is worried, receiving a blank e-mail, and now it’s late night yet Airi isn’t home. The lights from the posts aren’t even working well, keeps on blinking which made it more dangerous to come back home at late time. Maimi looked around her and found Risako who is facing the other side.

“Excuse me…” Maimi tapped her back.

Risako turned and her eyes almost fell on the ground, “OH MY GOD! Maimi-sama!”

“Uuhh… By any chance, are you waiting for Suzuki-san too?” Maimi cautiously asked.

“Yeah! I’m her best friend Sugaya Risako.” She introduced. “Listen, I’m so worried for her! Airi-chan is feeling so lonely and so down these days. I don’t know exactly why, but I guess it’s about family problem.”

“Family problem?”

“I heard from the teachers that her parents called because they found out Airi failed on one of her exams last time. They’re trying to put a lot of pressure on Airi, and she’s being forced to study hard. Because, if Airi won’t do the things like what her parents want…” Risako frowned.

“What?”

“…her parents will definitely throw her away and won’t give her any support anymore. A while ago at school, they handed us out papers regarding our college plans since graduation is approaching fast. I know Airi is feeling so heavy and stressed with all these things and yet she’s with a guy that I don’t even trust right now.”

“She’s with a guy?” Maimi questioned. “Hey, where did they go?”

“I don’t know! Airi isn’t picking up her phone either. I followed them when they left the school campus, but I lost my sight on them when they reached the shopping district. Now I’m here waiting for her to come back. I don’t know what to do anymore.” Risako cried.

“That girl…” Maimi sighed in worries.

Maimi didn’t waste any second standing and runs fast away to search for the missing girl. Risako followed her from behind, hoping to find her best friend. From left to right, to the dark roads and to the malls, they’re trying to look for her everywhere but she’s nowhere to be found. Maimi is starting to feel the ache on her ankle injury, but she tries to ignore it just to find Airi.

“Risako-chan!” Nakky and Chisato came as they received Risako’s message that Airi is missing. “What happened to Airi?” Chisato nervously asked.

“Yajima-san, do you have an idea?” Nakky questioned the panting player.

“No…” Maimi simply replies while she catches her breath. She wonders her eyes around the thick crowd passing back and forth, from adults to young ones, to high school students holding on to their lovers. With that sight, Maimi was able to form a guess, “Wait…”

“Why?” They all asked.

“Who’s that guy whom Airi is with?” Maimi twitched her eyebrows.

“Well… he’s studious like Airi-chan, he rarely talks to other but these days he often talks to Airi-chan. She is socially awkward, but since she doesn’t know how to reject offers, she accepted Ryo’s invitation to walk her back home.” Risako informed.

“Ryo wears eyeglasses, he’s tall and handsome. Most girls in our school like him but he doesn’t really care about it. Some says he often lurks around the town at night, some even said that he looks so different outside the school.” Nakky followed up.

“Different outside the school?” Maimi again twitched her eyebrows and tries to think deeper, “C’mon Yajima Maimi! Don’t be an airhead!” She said to herself.

Then this came into her, “… you better find a new path on going back home. This road isn’t safe anymore since a new night club was built around here. I think it would be better for you if you walk by the city, it’s safer there than here in this narrow road.” It was the thing that Maimi advised when she saved Airi from the drunken old man.

“Different outside the school…” Maimi started to mumble by herself as thoughts are now rushing into her mind. “Lurks around the town at night… wears eyeglasses…”

“Hey, what are you thinking Yajima-san?” Risako asked.

However, Maimi ignored her and continues on thinking, “Could it be… a man in disguise?!” She gasped when an image popped out in her mind.

“Quit thinking by yourself and tell us!” Nakky said.

“Sorry.” Maimi said. “You guys can go back home, and don’t follow me.”

“Why?!”

“I think I know where Airi is, but it might be dangerous.” Maimi explained. “That’s why, it will be better if I’ll go alone.”

Risako gives her a glare, “Promise me you’ll bring Airi-chan back safe.”

“We’ll entrust Airi’s safety to you.” Nakky said.

“Please come back safe too Yajima-san.” Chisato said last.

“Don’t worry. I’ll definitely get Suzuki-san back. I promise.” Maimi nodded and ran fast away.

As if she’s on a soccer field, Maimi runs faster than the vehicles and passes through the people around like her opponents. Until she reached the place she thought where Airi is, the new night club built not long time ago. As expected, a lot of minors are walking around it, and some are still wearing their school uniforms. Maimi sharply looks at every person and walks in the club full of young ones dancing on the dance floor, and some are old man enjoying with them.

“Look! It’s Yajima Maimi!” Some were able to recognize her but Maimi only forced out a smile on them and still on search for Airi.

Maimi pushes herself onto the dancing crowd and completely lost at the middle. The lights are making her dizzy plus the sound is so loud that it could break her eardrums. “Ah…” Finally, at the end corner, she saw Airi with group of guys around her as they all sit on the couch.

“Excuse me!” Maimi stands tall in front of them with her eyebrows almost meeting on the middle due to anger towards Airi.

“Oh, it’s Saitama’s ace soccer player Yajima Maimi!” Ryo said and welcomed her. “How may I help you?”

Airi saw the way Maimi is glaring at her and only avoided eye contacts with her. Then she felt a tight grip on her wrist and was pulled up in a harsh way.

“You have something that belongs to me so I’m taking it back.” Maimi belatedly answered Ryo with a sarcastic smile.

“Hey, she agreed to be with me tonight!” Ryo argued. “Let her go!”

Maimi threw him the deadliest glare she has that made Ryo to sit back on his place. “Back off or else I’ll cut your head off.”

After that, she pulled Airi out of the night club but Ryo and his gang followed them but now holding weapons. They surrounded the bare-handed Maimi with Airi not uttering a single word behind her.

“Give that girl back or else…” Ryo threatened and removed his eyeglasses.

“I knew those are fake glasses.” Maimi smirked. “I might be an airhead, but the way Suzuki-san’s friends described you, I found it strange that someone a studious guy like you would have an interest with such a stubborn girl. You disguise yourself as a good guy at school but totally a bastard outside.”

“So what now? Airi knew about that before we entered that night club but she still came with me!” Ryo laughed loud. “See? Airi-chan can’t even talk back because she knows I’m telling the truth! Airi-chan came with us on her own will, none of us forced her!”

Maimi looked back and found Airi with her guilty eyes. After she heard Airi’s story from Risako, Maimi couldn’t blame her at all, high school students who have many heavy problems tend to do bad things as they can’t handle it anymore. But, Maimi is somewhat mad deep inside her.

“I don’t care.” Maimi answered back. “Suzuki-san is an innocent girl who easily gets hurt, that’s why forcing her to come at a place like this is not right. You… You’re the kind of guy that I detest the most!”

“There’s no way we’ll let you go away after giving us a bad look!” One of Ryo’s friends said and gave Maimi a strong punch on her face. People around the club are starting running away because of the fight which eventually started.

“Yajima-san!” Airi finally talked now that Maimi is down on the ground. “Are you alright?”

“Back off Suzuki-san.” Maimi said under her breath and realized she got a cut on her lower lip. “There’s no way I’ll let you go with this guy. I told you right? If you feel lonely… or maybe if you need someone to talk with… or if you feel down or anything… just give me a call… Then why didn’t you do so?! And yet you came at such place with these guys!” She roared at the defenceless Airi.

 “Stop the drama you idiot and stand up!” Ryo yelled.

Before Ryo could even smash his bat, Maimi blocked him using her left hand. “Why did you hesitate, Suzuki-san? We’re friends right?” She said still holding onto Ryo’s weapon. “Don’t keep your problems by yourself. What’s the use of your friends who trust and worry for you? Why don’t you depend on us if you think no one is there for you?!”

Maimi bent all her anger on Airi to Ryo. She strongly pushed him and rushed to a strong punch right into his face that he’s totally thrown away. His comrades run away as they witness Maimi’s strength and left Ryo on the scene alone. “And you…” She pinned Ryo on the ground and grabbed on his collar, “I won’t forgive you. How dare you take an advantage on her weakness?!”

Ryo received another punch and this time he begs for forgiveness but Maimi didn’t listen.  Before Maimi could even go out of control, a police was heard approaching fast. “You’re lucky I didn’t kill you.” Maimi said and let him go covered with blood on his face before the police came.

“Let’s go.” Maimi held Airi’s trembling hands and escaped away from the night club.

Maimi together with Airi successfully made flee, and now far from the trouble. Airi couldn’t lift her head up and fixed her gazes on the ground. She’s scared to face Maimi who is obviously mad at her. They stopped near the riverbanks and there they sit beside each other on the bench. Five minutes had already passed and yet none of them talked yet. Maimi is waiting for Airi to talk first, but the younger girl never let out anything.

“Why…”

With that single word from Airi, Maimi heard a sob and later grasped that she’s already crying. Maimi can’t really see her face for her long hair is covering it but the tears are visible, dropping on her lap while she tightly grips on her skirt.

“Why… did you come for me?” Airi cried.

“You sent me a blank e-mail and I found it weird then I remembered what I told you back then. I went to your place and your best friend is really worried for you. We searched at the whole city found nothing.” Maimi replied looking away.

“How did you know I was at the club?” Airi sobbed.

“I was once a high school student too. A girl like you who is carrying a lot of burden often unconsciously does things. I knew a lot of people like you when I was in high school too. And your best friend told me about your problems too that’s why I thought that you might be on a place where you never stepped in.” Maimi properly explained but looking away.

Airi cries harder, “Sorry… Sorry… Because of me… You’re put into trouble again. I’m such an idiot! You shouldn’t have come for me. I don’t know what to do anymore.”

Maimi knows that a handkerchief that will wipe her tears won’t do, so she pulled Airi closer to her and let her cry on her chest, “It’s alright, you can cry it all out. I’ll be here. I’m sorry for yelling at you too a while ago. I was just frustrated.” She whispered.

Airi grips on Maimi’s shirt and cries it all out. Maimi doesn’t know what to say. She thinks that if she talks more, it might end up hurting Airi even more. All that Maimi can do is to give her comfort and hug her while she cries. Just then, Airi fell asleep on her chest and completely unconscious.

“She’s cute.” Maimi smiles while she looks on Airi’s sleeping face resting on her chest. “What should I do now?”

Knowing that Airi is tired and fell asleep due to fatigue, Maimi carried her on a bridal way and let her to continue on sleeping. As she tries to walk Airi back to her place, she stopped halfway. If I put her back to her home, she’ll be alone again once she’ll wake up. No one will be there to look after her, no one will take care of her. She has no one to comfort her when she wakes up… Maimi thought. Instead of putting Airi back to her home, she went the opposite way and brought her to their dorm.

“Maimi-chan! What happened?!” Erika immediately rushed to her as she entered the dorm carrying Airi.

“It’s a long story!” Maimi placed Airi on her room and let her rest on the bed. “To make it short, I saved Suzuki-san.”

“Again?” Momoko said and helped Maimi on fixing Airi. “This girl is troublesome.”

“Forget it. If I didn’t help her, those guys probably did something bad to her already. She’s a strong girl but she wasn’t able to take it anymore. What a pity girl…” Maimi said and left the room.

“I told you.” Erika grinned. “Often times, the person who understands you is the one who also have a heavy problem. So, this is the proof.”

“I know that’s why I want to help her.”

“Where will you sleep then?” Momo asked.

“I’ll just sleep on the couch. It’s only for one night so it won’t be a problem. Our soccer practice will start late tomorrow so I guess it’s fine.”

Midnight, Maimi can’t sleep on the small couch on the living room for making her uncomfortable. Mosquitoes are everywhere which makes her even more uncomfortable. As much as she wants to go back to her bed, she can’t for Airi is there soundly sleeping. Thoughts that she should share the bed with Airi also came into her, but immediately erased it for they’re not close to share the bed.

“What’s this?” In the end, Maimi walked around the dorm until she found Airi’s bag and scans her things. On her hand at the moment is Airi’s memo pad which only contains her study schedules, nothing more. From morning to night, everything is about her studies. Then Maimi remembers what Risako said, that Airi is only being forced to study hard.

“She deserves to be happy too even without a family. What can I do?”
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Yay~ second page. LOL.  :lol: Honestly, I'm trying to put a lil' comedy or something on my fic but I'm failing. >.< Anyway,  thanks for all the comments guys~ I appreciate it so much! XOXO!
See y'all on the next chapter~  :thumbup
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 6 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: GNUpon on May 19, 2013, 02:01:35 PM
That's our zombie fighting Maimi there !  :cathappy:
Yeah Ryo, good thing Maimi didn't kill you  :shakeit:
but jungkrys-san why didn't you just let Maimi kill ryo XD




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“She deserves to be happy too even without a family. What can I do?”

Tear off Airi's memo pad  :twisted:

Thank you for the Chapter jungkrys-san  :bow:
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 6 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: twintt on May 21, 2013, 04:40:41 PM
Yeah Ryo! Right through your face! Not just one but twice. :rock:


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“She deserves to be happy too even without a family. What can I do?”

Tear off Airi's memo pad  :twisted:


You're such an evil. XD

Well Maimi you can be Airi's boyfriend if you dont mind. :wub:

Thank you jungkrys1024 san  :bow:
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 6 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: jungkrys1024 on May 23, 2013, 06:19:12 PM
OMG~ Sorry guys for the late update and sorry for not making personal replies on my last update. I was in a rush and just made a general reply instead. >.<
@GNUpon: Don't worry, I wanted to kill Ryo on that chapter too but my conscience can't take it so I let him live. LOL.
@twintt: Maimi as Airi's boyfriend? OMG~ <3 <3 <3 I would love that! *thrilled* xD.

And yeah, thanks guys for always reading my fic. hehe.  :D

CHAPTER 7

Airi slowly opened her tired and dying eyes early morning. As she blinks her eyes a couple of times, she’s able to see an unfamiliar ceiling. Then she slowly rolls her eyes to scan more. First to the right, she can see a wooden cabinet with a lot of pinned photos, which she can’t visualize properly and a ball of soccer above it. Then beside it are used clothes piled up on a basket, which aren’t hers either. Near the door are hanged clothes which are ready to use with the full-body mirror beside it too. The walls are covered with posters of popular soccer players. Lastly, her wide opened eyes turned to the left, only to see the window without a curtain and a small electric fan.

“Wait… this is definitely not my room!” Airi jolted up on the bed and this time, her eyes are wondering nonstop. “Where am I?”

“Good morning Suzuki-san.” Momoko entered the room with a huge smile on her face. “How are you feeling?”

“Well… I think I’m good. But, where am I?” She again asked.

“Ah, you’re in our dorm, specifically you’re in Maimi-chan’s room.” Momoko said and sits on the bedside.

“Eh? You’re kidding right?”

“I wish I am.” Momoko giggled. “It’s obviously her room. Look around you, it’s full of soccer stuff, a little messy and totally a player-like room.”

Airi realized that Momoko is right after she finished scanning around. “Then, those photos on her cabinet…”

“Her photos with Mano-san.” Momoko said but then a visible frown was formed on Airi’s lips. “Don’t be jealous, Maimi is planning to remove those soon.”

“I’m not jealous!” Airi defended with her high pitch voice. “Anyway, what am I doing here? And who changed my clothes? Where’s my uniform? And it’s Wednesday! I’m late for school!” She said in panic.

“We already called the school and informed them you’re not feeling well. We also called your worried friends because they kept on calling on your phone. Relax Suzuki-san.” Momoko said with an assured smile. “If you want to know why Maimi-chan put you here instead of putting you back home last night, I don’t know the answer. Ask her.”

“Then… how about my clothes? Who changed it?” Airi asked cautiously.

“Maimi-chan did.”

“EH?!?!” Airi blushed from head to foot.

“Just kidding.” Momoko laughed. “It was Erika-chan and I. Your uniform is already on the laundry and you’re wearing Maimi-chan’s clothes right now.”

“Whew, thank God.” Airi exhaled.

“Why? Do you prefer if it was Maimi-chan who changed your clothes and saw your body?” Momoko teased.

“Shut up!” Airi pouted and turned around. “By the way… Where’s Yajima-san?”

“She’s outside, warming up.” Momoko said. “They’re having a practice later for the upcoming nationals so Maimi-chan has to condition herself until the time comes. Her injury isn’t fully healed yet so she also has to control herself at the same time.”

“I see.” Airi shortly answered and lowered down her head. “Is she still mad at me?”

“Why don’t you ask her directly? It’s only her who knows the answer.” Momoko smiled. “And, why don’t you try calling her Maimi-chan too?” She said and left Airi alone.

Airi let out a deep sigh and looks outside through the small windows. She checks on her phone and she’s flooded with messages and missed calls since last night until at the moment. In return, Airi replied them all, saying she’s safe. She silently went out of the dorm to take a glimpse on Maimi who is seen stretching her injured ankle in front of the building. She’s wearing her jogging pants with a simple white t-shirt and her hair neatly tied up but her sweat is dripping from her jawline.

“Peeking is bad you know.” Maimi caught her behind the post.

“Sorry.” Airi revealed herself and walks closer to her. “Are you alright?” She asked a silly question.

“I should be the one asking you that.” Maimi coldly said which gave Airi a chill down to her spine. “How are you feeling?”

“Well… I’m fine.” Airi answered nervous. “Thanks for last night and… I’m sorry for the trouble.” She said and bowed down her head.

Maimi stares at the apologetic girl in front of her. She feels mad but at the same time, she feels pity. In the end, she asked her to straight up and gives her a warm tight hug, “Don’t ever do that again.”

“Y-yeah.” Airi blushed. Airi wanted to hug her back but it was too late, Maimi already let go.

“Good.” Maimi patted her head like a little girl. “Make sure you won’t hesitate next time to call me if you need help. Like I said, you’re not alone.”

Maimi left her alone stunned as she went away for a jog. Airi has never felt this way before. Whenever Maimi is around her, she feels safe and secured, it’s like there’s nothing to worry about when she’s with Maimi and most importantly, she feels love and care when she’s with Maimi. Because of these feelings and emotions running through Airi, she can say to herself that she’s definitely in love with the player.

“Now I know why Mano-san fell in love with her.” Airi formed a smile but hurt deep inside.

Meanwhile at St. Victoria’s High School, the whole class can feel the absence of the genius Suzuki Airi. The energetic class turned into a dark as they can see Airi’s empty seat for the day. Without Airi, the performance of the whole class is affected, for no one could lift their minds up.

“Suzuki-san said she’s not feeling well so she has to skip today’s class.” The teacher informed but no one reacted. “Well… Sugaya-san, please write the notes for her.”

“Yes sir.” Risako lazily replied and frowned at Airi’s seat.

“Don’t worry Risako-chan, she said she’s safe. I’m sure she’s with Yajima-san right now.” Nakky comforted Risako during lunch time at the cafeteria.

“Hey look…” Chisato pointed at Ryo who just entered the cafeteria.

The students murmured at their seats, some laughed and teased him, and some even pointed at him. Ryo’s face is completely ruined, for he got black-eyed, a long deep cut on his lower lip and a wound on his formerly flawless cheeks. Risako and her friends like the view of him being beaten up, as they know it was Yajima Maimi who did it. As he walks in, Risako couldn’t control her anger towards him so she intentionally stretched her foot outwards and tripped Ryo on the floor.

“Oh sorry Ryo-kun, are you alright?” Risako asks but enjoys the view of Ryo on the floor.

“Damn…” Ryo cursed. “… you want a fight too?”

“Get out of my sight or else I’ll break your balls.” Risako glared and Ryo just walked away from her in embarrassment.

“If I were you I already stabbed him with my fork!” Chisato said with an evil grin.

“Then I’ll spear my chopsticks to make him as a barbeque.” Nakky followed-up.

On the Saitama’s Stadium where the soccer team is busy preparing for the upcoming nationals, Airi went all the way there, not to make commotion like last time, but to pay Maimi a visit that is currently having a practice game with the juniors. She properly put Maimi’s clean clothes which she used. She watches Maimi calmly running around the field for her injury is still on its way on full recovery. Airi can’t help but to fantasize on the ace player, dreaming with her eyes wide open and her lips stretching out in smile.

“She’s so cool~” Airi giggled.

“I know right~”

Airi got startled with the sudden voice from behind as she seats on the bleachers. She turned around only to find the small captain handing her canned coffee milk.

 “It’s not what you think.” Airi defended.

“I used to admire her too though I have more experience than her.” Saki said and seats beside Airi. “I’m Shimizu Saki by the way, team’s captain.”

“Yeah, Maimi once mentioned you to me before.” Airi shyly said.

“I never thought I can meet Suzuki Airi-san this close.” Saki laughed. “But, I didn’t expect that someone like you is pretty close to Maimi-chan too.”

“Well, we’re not that close. In fact I still call her Yajima-san.” Airi said.

“Is that so? Why don’t you try calling her Maimi-chan instead? And then she’ll call you Airi-chan too. I’m sure she’ll like it.”

Airi pouts and glues her eyes onto Maimi. She remembers Momoko saying the same thing, try to call her Maimi-chan. “Well, you see… I’m still awkward around her.”

“It’s because you like her, am I right?” Saki teased.

“No! Definitely no!” Airi shook her head rapidly in denial.

“Oh c’mon! What’s wrong with admitting it?”

“She still loves Mano Erina-san.” Airi said with no tone and with a frown.

“See? So you admitted that you indeed like… or that you love Maimi-chan.” Saki said and left Airi alone on the bleachers to join the practicing team once again.

Airi was unexpectedly caught off guard with Saki’s words and unintentionally just admitted her feelings. The more that Airi thinks Maimi is still not over Erina, the more she can feel her heart aches. As she grips on her chest with her heart pounding out loud, she clenches her teeth to avoid from falling deeper on the ace player. However, she fails to do so. Her feelings are inevitably getting deeper, she’s falling deeper, and finally going crazier over Yajima Maimi.

“Sorry to keep you waiting.” Maimi approaches the spacing out Airi.

“Eh?”

“What’s wrong? You look pale.” Maimi asked and touched her forehead. But after a millisecond, Airi avoided her hands and moved back.

“S-sorry… I’m fine. I only came here to give these back. I want to give it back personally so I came here instead of giving it back on your dorm.” Airi hands over the paper bag but her gazes are away from Maimi’s.

“Hey, do you want to play soccer with me?” Maimi suddenly asked and forcibly twisted Airi’s head to look at her straight in the eyes.

Airi blushed at the realization that Maimi’s hands are cupping her face and now looking into her crescent-shaped eyes as she smiles wide at her. Airi couldn’t utter a word so she only gave a nod and left their bags on the bleachers for a while and went on the soccer field.

“Where’s everyone?” Airi asked.

“They already left since practice session for today is over.” Maimi said and placed a ball in between their standing positions at the middle of the field.

“But wait… I don’t know how to play.” Airi said. “I don’t even know any sports.”

“It’s alright. Just kick the ball all the way to the goal.” Maimi said and positioned Airi far from the goal.

 “But why?”

“Just do it and tell me how it feels like.”

Airi only obeyed on what Maimi said. She strongly kicked the ball but only made a small impact against the goal’s net. “Oh… I did it!”

“So, how does it feel that you’re able to reach the goal?”

“It feels… great.” Airi admitted with a huge smile on her face. “It feels great! It’s my first time and yet I did it!”

Maimi stares at Airi’s smiling face, “Keep that smile from now on.”

“Eh?”

“Never forget this feeling of being able to kick the ball and reached the goal for the first time. Always keep that feeling and if you do, I know you can always have that smile.” Maimi said and retrieved the ball.

“You… let me do this just to see me smile?”

“Sorry but I think that’s all I can do for you. Your face last night is painted all over my mind the whole time so I thought of something that could make you happy. I can’t think of anything that’s why I can only make you feel the happiness of being able to make a goal for the first time.” Maimi explained with a smile on her face.

“Is this… how you felt too when you made a goal for the first time too?” Airi hesitantly asked for she knows Maimi’s answer will be somewhat related to Erina again.

“Yeah, ultimate happiness. Whenever I step on this field, I always tell myself to keep on running though it’s hard, to keep on fighting, and to keep on moving forward. I already dropped tons of sweats in this field, stepped million times on this field and it didn’t get tired on me. So it’s the same for you.”

“How will be this is the same for my situation?”

“I thought you’re smart? I’m trying to say that no matter how hard life gets, you have to keep on moving forward. Just like soccer, never look back and keep on running forward until you reach the goal. If you can’t run anymore, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. The only thing that’s important is you have to keep on living.”

Airi is completely amazed with her words, with such a soft and warm deep voice. It totally cleansed her heart for a moment, and her problem instantly faded for a while. She never thought Maimi could say such things, words which she directly got from her heart.

“Let’s go. It’s getting dark. I’ll walk you back home today.” Maimi said and started walking away from the middle of the soccer field.

Airi hurriedly catches her up from behind and walks together on the busy streets. Since Maimi is wearing her cap, no one recognizes her having a peaceful walk with Airi. The crowd on the streets got thicker for its rush hour, Airi hardly walks pass by them, causing her distance with Maimi to get bigger. Until Airi felt Maimi’s warm hands holds on hers and pulled her close, their huge distance disappeared and now walking beside each other again but hand-in-hand.

“If you don’t mind, I’ll hold your hand.” Maimi said looking straight on their way.

Airi blushed at the sight of their hands intertwined and holds it tighter, afraid to let go of it now. This is the second time they’ll walk hand-in-hand but Airi somewhat feels more special at this day because it was Maimi who made the first move.

“We’re here.” Maimi stopped in front of Suzuki’s mansion.

Airi let go of their hands with a smile, “Thank you…. Maimi-chan.”

“Eh?”

“Never mind.” Airi awkwardly chuckled. “I only wanted to call you Maimi-chan for at least once. But I guess I’ll just call you Yajima-san then.”

Maimi smirked, “You’re welcome Airi-chan. don’t forget to call me when you feel lonely.” She said and left.

Airi was stunned with the way she was called, “She called me Airi-chan…” 
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I hope you liked this chapter~ Sorry if I'm updating kinda slow. Some things suddenly came up here at home so I hardly find time to write. hehe.  :) But I'll always try to write and update soon.  :D

Thank you and See yah on the next chapter~  :peace:
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 7 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: kuro_808 on May 23, 2013, 06:31:06 PM
Maimi took Airi back to the dorm and eventually took her back to Airi's mansion and called her by a friendly name :twothumbs

And Ryo.... bad fellow isn't he XD
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 7 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: twintt on May 27, 2013, 04:39:38 PM
Now I know Airi is really fall for Maimi. :wub: But Maimi still couldn't get over her ex right?
She walk hand in hand and call Airi's first name, I wonder if she's just being nice, nothing with rabu rabu feeling :O

Darn.. this gonna take some times ;)

Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 7 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: darkacex99 on May 28, 2013, 12:14:48 AM
heheh cant wait to see what happens next XD O0
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 7 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: GNUpon on May 30, 2013, 04:16:27 AM
 This chapter :wub:
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 7 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: jungkrys1024 on May 30, 2013, 05:42:45 PM
Hey yoh! I'm back for an update! @kurosawa87, @twintt, @darkacex99 and @GNUpon : Thanks for the comments on my last update~ I appreciate it!  :twothumbs And don't worry, rabu rabu will come soon too! haha! Just wait for it.  :D

Here's the update for now~ ENJOY~

CHAPTER 8

“Airi-chan… Airi-chan… Airi-chan…” Airi grins by herself as she thinks of how Maimi called her last time they were together and how sweet and soft Maimi called her name, “Airi-chan~”

“Suzuki-san?”

“Airi-chan~” Airi continues on grinning by herself on her seat while she looks out through the window.

“SUZUKI AIRI-SAN!” The teacher called louder and this time, Airi got startled with his call and even jolted up on her seat. “Are you even listening to the discussion?” He angered. “What was my last sentence?!”

“W-well… are you even listening to the discussion, was your last sentence sir.” Airi timidly answered which caused harmonious laughter inside the classroom.

The teacher faked a cough as he couldn’t argue any further and just continues on with his discussion, “So as what I was saying, graduation is approaching fast and I believe I handed out the college preparation plan papers last week. And by tomorrow, we’ll be having a one-on-one talk with your parents and you should come too so that we’ll hear their concerns and opinions.”

“Oh yeah, that thing happens annually with the graduating students.” Risako nodded. “So Airi-chan, will your parents come?”

“I’m 100% sure they’ll come because it’s about my studies, and they are faster than lightning.” Airi sighed. “I guess I won’t come with them and just let them talk with the teachers. They won’t give me a chance to speak even if I’ll tag along with them.”

“It’s been a while since I last saw them.”

“It’s because they rarely come back home. I wonder if they even know how I look like.” Airi answered with her low tone and let the discussion to go further without listening.

Airi doesn’t want her mood to go down just because of her parents and her upcoming graduation. All she wants to think of is her closeness with Maimi which is getting better each day. Though they don’t meet often, they often exchange e-mails, every day until at the very moment that Airi is walking slowly back home with a smile on her face.

“How’s school?” Maimi sent.

“Nothing special. Classes as always and the teacher just informed us about the parents’ meeting tomorrow. Everyone’s so excited about it while I’m completely the opposite. But it’s fine. Hihi! How about you, how’s practice?”

“It’s good. My injury is healing fast and I’m getting better in our practice matches. We have one week left before the nationals will start. And on weekend, I’m planning to go at my parents’ place in the countryside for a visit. I haven’t seen them for a while.”

“Really? That’s good to hear…”


“Airi-chan is deeply in love, don’t you think?” Nakky asked Risako who are left on the school campus, together with Chisato.

“I guess so. I’ve never seen Airi-chan this happy. It’s like she’s not worried that there will be a teacher-parent meeting tomorrow.” Risako smiled as she closed her locker and walks out together with them.

“Thanks to Yajima Maimi-san, Airi is getting all so energetic these days. She often visits Yajima-san on her practice too.” Chisato further said.

“She changed a lot since she met Yajima-san. After classes, she used to go to library, but now she rarely goes there. Airi-chan doesn’t really like hanging out, but now she’s starting to be socially attached to everyone. Isn’t that great?!”

“But… do you think Maimi-sama will accept her if in case Airi-chan will confess her feelings?” Risako wondered.

“I’m worried about that too. It seems like Yajima-san isn’t interested with her romantic feelings at all and she only likes Airi-chan as a friend, well, a special friend.” Nakky said.

“I wonder if Airi-chan will be alright if she goes on…”

The next day came, and St. Victoria’s High School is packed with visitors which are the graduating students’ parents. Almost everyone is seen linking hands with their parents, but not Airi for she got no one. Looking at the happy families around her, it makes her feel jealous and mad at the same time. She has never felt the true love from her parents like others do, they never smiled at her like other parents do to their children and her parents can’t even look at her directly into her eyes. However, Airi is being pushed by their orders for she’s afraid to be left out and have nothing.

“Don’t be sad Airi-chan.” Risako patted her best friend’s head as she saw her sitting alone at the corner of the hallway. “Why don’t you just send Maimi-sama an e-mail to cheer yourself up?”

“I want to but she’s having a practice and I don’t want to bother her always with my e-mails, she might get irritated.” Airi pouted.

“Sugaya Risako-san.” The teacher called loud. “It’s your turn and Suzuki Airi-san, you’re next.”

Risako gave Airi her last smile before entering the classroom with her parents. While she holds the unsigned graduation plan papers on her hand, she couldn’t help but to feel anxious. She wants to sign it and honestly write her plans on it, but thinking of her strict parents, she couldn’t write a single letter and only waits for their orders.

“Suzuki-san!” Her classmate came rushing to her after 10 minutes of silence. “I think your parents just arrived. They are in the front gate now using a limo!”

“I don’t care.” Airi looked away.

Seconds later, Airi heard footsteps on the stairs and finally saw her parents walking towards the room with their bodyguards around them. Airi stood up from her place and glared at them, but they only look away and immediately entered the room without waiting for the queue.

“Oh Suzuki-san, have a seat!” The teacher lowered down his head and offered chairs at once. Airi belatedly entered the room and stands at the back and not beside her parents. 

“Make it quick, we have a lot of things to do.” Her father said with a deep tone.

“Y-yes!” The teacher panicked. “It’s about Suzuki Airi-san’s college plans and her school performance…”

“School performance?” Her mother cut off. “Do we even have to talk about that? She’s obviously doing well like what was reported to us. And her college plans, we already have a plan about that, there’s no need for Airi to think about it.”

“I agree.” Her father followed up. “I heard she’s involved with such a mess on a soccer game last time and I couldn’t believe it. She's messing up everything because of that thing and giving a shame to us. That’s why, for her college, we’re planning to let her study Business Management in America.”

“Wait!” Airi butted in. “America!? I didn’t hear anything about that!” She argued.

“Do we still have to discuss things with you?” Her father asked without looking at her.

“OF COURSE!” Airi roared. “It’s my life! And I have the right to choose! Why are you planning things for me without even asking if I want it or not?! DAD! MOM! I’m not your robot!” She cried.

“Then what? We’ll let you slack around here and do things that will shame the name of our family?! We already let you study here for high school, and yet you’re messing up! You gave us no choice but to put you away and go to America!” Her father answered back with a higher tone and even echoed all over the classroom.

Airi sobs and cries harder, “Why… Am I even your daughter? Why are you treating me like this?”

“Because you’re a Suzuki and you should be well-disciplined for everything.” Her mother said.

“Then look at me.” Airi begged. “Why can’t you even look straight into my eyes? Because I’m a Suzuki? So if I go against your orders…”

“…we won’t recognize you anymore.” Her father said and stood up from his seat. “Please excuse us, we have a meeting in 30 minutes. We’ll let our lawyer to talk about this matter.” They said and immediately left with eyes all on them as they went out of the classroom.

“Suzuki-san…” The teacher feels pity at the sight of trembling and frightened Airi in from of him. “…Sorry. I couldn’t do anything.”

 “I hate them...” Airi cried and ran away from the classroom.

Risako wanted to chase her, but Nakky stopped her saying that she has to think alone. Everyone also wants to comfort her, but no one will never understands how she feels so they let her run away alone. On the busy streets of Saitama, Airi runs out of nowhere with her tears falling nonstop. She doesn’t care if people look at her, or gossip about her, she just wants to cry and run away.

“Worst! Worst! I hate you!!! JUST LEAVE ME ALONE!” Airi ended up crying under the bridge with the river running wild in front of her.

She curls herself on the side, thinking of how she grew up without anything. Back in grade school, only her old lady maid was there for her and died before she graduated. When she was freshman, she had a bodyguard but soon left after the school didn’t allow it. During her sophomore year she transferred to St. Victoria, she met her best friend Risako and other friends. For the first time, she felt love and care from them and thought not to let them go anymore. Though they know she’s from a rich family, they never walked away from her. And now she’s graduating, her condition with her parents got worse and in state of confusion at the moment.

“Eh?” Airi was about to grab her phone but realized she forgot her bag at school and now she has nothing. She wants to call Maimi knowing that she can cheer her up, but got nothing. “Damn…”

Airi lifelessly walks back home as she fixes her eyes on the ground. She can’t think properly at the moment with a lot of thoughts coming in and out of her mind. Some people even think she has gone crazy for her hair is totally messed up with her eye make-up ruined all over her cheeks.

“Maimi-chan?” Airi’s eyes went wide for Maimi is seen sleeping in front of her mansion’s gate with mosquitoes flying all over her head.

“Oh…” Maimi smiled. “Welcome back Airi-chan. Where have you been?” She asked with a big yawn.

“Well, why are you here? It’s already midnight!”

“I called you but you’re not answering. Then your friends came to the stadium because they thought you’re there. They’re supposed to give your bag back, but I got it instead and return it to you.” Maimi explained slowly. “So, what happened?”

“It’s nothing.” Airi denied. “Just a family thing as always…”

“I know.” Maimi weakly said. “I was just testing if you’ll lie or not. Sugaya-san told me what happened at the teacher-parent meeting a while ago.”

“Geez, that’s embarrassing…” Airi sighed. “You don’t have to worry about it Maimi-chan.”

“I’m not worried though.”

“Oh, I see.” Airi frowned.

“But I’m SO worried that I almost died.” Maimi later cleared up and suddenly pulled Airi for a tight hug. “Can you come and watch my practice match tomorrow?” She changed the topic to avoid Airi’s worries regarding her parents to go deeper.

“S-sure.” Airi nodded with a blush for her head is resting peacefully on Maimi’s chest.

“And after that…” Maimi pulls her closer, “Can you come with me at the countryside and spend your weekend in my parents’ place?”

“EH?!” This time Airi’s not only blushing, but a steam came out of her head due to thrill. “W-why?!” She asked and awkwardly pulled out of the hug.

“I thought you need a break too. I know that you rarely go out every weekend so maybe spending time on a peaceful place might help you think better.” Maimi said.

“But…”

“You can’t say no! I already told my parents you’re coming with me!”

“Okay fine.” Airi finally agreed with a shy nod.

“Cool. So I’ll wait for you tomorrow at the stadium. Make sure to come because I’ll dedicate that practice match for you. If our team will lose, we’ll treat you for dinner. If we win, you’ll be the one to treat us, how’s that?” Maimi confidently said.

“Sure! It’s a deal!” Airi again nodded.

“And…”

“There’s more?!”

Maimi took out her handkerchief and uses it to wipe Airi’s chaotic face, “Your face right now doesn’t fit you. Can you promise me not to cry anymore? It’s so hard for me to make you smile and laugh like this.”

“Maimi-chan…” Airi sobbed.

“Hey! I just told you not to cry and now you’re crying?!” Maimi laughed and used her both hands to wipe Airi’s tears away. “So, can you promise me? I like it more when you smile like a kitten.”

Airi rubs her eyes before saying, “Yeah, I promise!”

“There, that’s better.” Maimi giggled and forced Airi’s lips to form a wide smile. “Good night.”

Airi watched Maimi’s back walking away from her. Knowing that her heart is beating fast and loud again because of her, she grips on it with a smile and feels that her worries are fading away gradually. “I shouldn’t fall deeper.” She said to herself a couple of times but always fail to do it.

It’s past midnight when Maimi returned back to their dorm and found her friends waiting for her on the living room.

“Where have you been?” Erika coldly asked.

“I went to Airi-chan.” Maimi simply answered.

“Getting closer huh?” Momoko grins with a tease.

“We’re friends, so it’s natural.” Maimi again simply said with a deep sigh.

“Friends? I doubt it.” Erika said.

“Why? We’re friends, nothing’s wrong with what we’re doing.”

“If she’s just a friend, I warn you not to do this much for her. I mean, you can worry, you can look out but not this close. Because if you do, even strangers will think you’re lovers.” Erika seriously stated.

“Lovers? Oh c’mon…” Maimi smirked. “I’m not even in love with Airi-chan. Maybe I’m just sweet, that’s all!”

“Still…” Erika breathed. “If you continue on treating Suzuki-san like what you’re doing these days, you might not want to see what will happen next. It’s either Suzuki-san will fall for you or you, yourself will fall for her.”

“Don’t make her fall for you if you’re not going to catch her.” Momoko followed up. “Suzuki-san is a fragile high school girl. She easily gets hurt because she’s always alone. That’s why, if possible Maimi-chan, treat her like how you treat your other friends.”

“There’s no way Airi-chan will fall in love with me. She knows about Erina, she knows about my past and I know her situation. She’s smart enough to think that I’m just a friend who’s worried for her just like others. You’re the ones who said she was able to look through in my heart and mind, so she knows I’m just a friend.” Maimi said.

“There’s no smart person when it comes to love Maimi-chan.” Erika whispered. “Even the smartest person becomes dumb when it comes to love. Anyway, take care of Airi-chan as a friend.”

Maimi didn’t reply back anymore and locked herself inside her room. She faced her cabinet full of self-taken pictures of her together with Erina. Instead of thinking of Erina, Airi’s smiling face appeared on her mind instead, which made her to rapidly shake her head.
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AH YEAH! xD. Again, sorry for the late update. School will start soon again and gonna be busy again. But I'll try to update this every time I'll find a vacant.  :D

As always, thanks for reading and see y'all at the next chapter~  :peace:
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 8 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: kuro_808 on May 30, 2013, 06:39:04 PM
Airi's parents are just horrible although considerate at the same time but if they do disown her she gains the freedom she needs

Erika maybe foreshadowing the issues with Airi being with her, I don't know but it seems that way :nervous
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 8 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: twintt on May 30, 2013, 07:11:37 PM
I SO love Erika this chapter :wub: lol.
Talking sense to Maimi. Let her know if she's not gonna be serious about this then BACK OFF!! :twisted:

Oh well I know you will make it through anyway. I will wait  :wub:

Thanks for the chapter. :heart:

Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 8 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: darkacex99 on May 31, 2013, 02:52:46 AM
dem ratchet parents of airi's :catglare: they need to b tore up like ryo...thos meanies

poor airi :cry:
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 8 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: GNUpon on May 31, 2013, 01:18:25 PM
Both of my parents are abroad but is still feel i'm not alone because they call me everyday they're the best parents for me  :love:

But Suzuki Papa and Suzuki Mama is UNACCEPTABLE! :mon fire:

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“There’s no smart person when it comes to love Maimi-chan.” Erika whispered. “Even the smartest person becomes dumb when it comes to love. Anyway, take care of Airi-chan as a friend.”

I want to be treated a friend too Yajima-san   :ptam-shy:

Yajima-san Fall in love with Airi ok :ptam-ok:

Thanks for the Update!  :bow:

And them I'm off  :cow:
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 8 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: jungkrys1024 on June 09, 2013, 06:01:51 PM
@kurosawa87, @twintt, @darkacex99, @GNUpon : Thanks guys for always commenting on my fic. And sorry I couldn't make a personal reply all the time. Sometimes I'm a rush so I have to update it fast then just close the browser. :( But, I always read all your replies and I appreciate how you notice all the things on every chapter.  :D I'll try to work harder on the next and upcoming chapters. Thanks~

CHAPTER 9

“Yajima-senpai! I had fun with today’s practice match. Thank you so much!” The juniors of the team bowed down their head in front of the ace player after the successful game against their senpai.

“You don’t really have to call me senpai. You can call me anything you want though.” Maimi shyly said and walks forward going to their locker room.

“But, Yajima-senpai is so talented! We couldn’t do anything at the field and it seems like we still need tons of practice to beat you someday.” One of the juniors praised and said.

“Hey, hey! Why are you only praising this girl?” Chinami whined as she caught up from behind.

“She’s way better than you Chinami-chan. And there’s nothing to praise in you.” Miyabi teased and rested her arms around her shoulders.

As they walk towards the locker room, Airi is seen waiting outside by the doors. The tease on Maimi grew bigger with cheers and some are referring Airi as her girlfriend. Airi heard them approaching with their wide smiles and awkwardly bowed and smiled at them.

“Sorry for making you wait again.” Maimi jogged forward and faced her.

“It’s alright. I watched the practice match. You did great as always.” Airi praised.

“Ayee~” Saki butted in. “Do I smell something here?”

“Yeah, it’s your sweat! So leave us alone and take a shower!” Maimi opened the door and kicked her inside.

“Why are they like that?” Airi asked.

“Well... they’re teasing me and they’re saying you’re my girlfriend.” Maimi shyly said in front of the blushing Airi.

“Is… that so.”

“Yeah, sorry about that. Anyway, I’ll take a shower first before we go. Wait for me here instead, our locker room stinks with sweat so it’s better to wait here outside.” Maimi excused herself and made her way inside.

“Hey Maimi-chan, are you sure about bringing that girl with you back in your place?” Captain Saki asked as she saw Maimi entered the room.

“Your mom and dad with surely say she’s your girlfriend.” Chinami grinned.

“No. Everything will be fine.” Maimi assured with a smile. “I have to take a break from the field too, and Airi-chan needs a break too. I only want to help her.”

Maimi waved goodbye to them and walked out of the stadium with Airi. The walk all the way to the subway station was silent as none of them bothered to utter a single word. Though Maimi would sometimes take a glimpse on her, Airi’s eyes are fixed on the ground. Knowing that she’s thinking deep, Maimi kept her silence until they both entered the train and went straight to their cubicle.

“Woah. This train is nice.” Maimi looked outside through the window while the train is running fast. “Look Airi-chan, you can see the sea from here.”

“Eh?”

Maimi sighed and sits across the spacing out girl, “What’s wrong? You look unwell since we left the stadium.”

“N-nothing. It’s just my first time to go to countryside so I’m a little nervous about it.” Airi tried to excuse but Maimi still gave her a glare.

“If you want to lie, make sure I’ll believe it.” Maimi reaches out for her hands and once again asks, “So, what’s wrong?”

“I guess I have to practice then.” Airi awkwardly laughed as she stared at their intertwined hands. “Listen Maimi-chan. I was… just… thinking of… Mano Erina-san.” She hesitantly said with her trembling voice.

“Oh…” Maimi leaned back a little from shock. “What about her?”

“I know it’s kind of random…” Airi breathed in panic. “…how should I say it?”

“Erina is just like you.” Maimi exhaled with a bit of stretch on her lips as she stands up to look outside. “She rarely opens up her feelings, but when she does, she always gets nervous and get panic.”

“What made you love her? I mean, like what Umeda-san and Tsugunaga-san said, you’re a play girl when you’re in high school. What’s with Mano-san that you love?” Airi asked.

“I don’t know.” Maimi answered with a frown. “Do we still need a reason why we should fall in love with someone? Love is mysterious, that’s all I know. Erina doesn’t have any traits of a girl that I like, but she made my heart beat fast and made me go crazy. So I can say that’s love.”

“I see.” Airi gave a short answer.

“Why?” Maimi went back on her seat and faced Airi. “Is that what’s bothering you?”

“Well yeah. I know it’s not something that I should worry about. I always overthink of things and put myself into bad mood.” Airi lied but this time, better than a while ago and Maimi believed her.

While they’re still on the long travel, Maimi fell asleep on her place and Airi is completely awake trying to distract herself from playing games on her phone. In fact, Airi is bothered with something deeper than what she asked. Airi is thinking if Maimi will even look at her as her girl, as someone special and if in case Maimi will open her heart again, she wonders if she has even a small chance. Airi knows these things are stupid to think about, but this is what love has done to her.

“We’re here!” Maimi announced the time they arrived at the place.

Airi wonders her eyes around and all she can see are fields with the crops planted, animals freely walking around the field, trees swaying with the strong blow of the wind and the smell of the land. Slowly, a wide smile crept out on her lips and suddenly runs forward to take another view of the place. High mountains are seen from afar, and the sky is so blue, with the sun still up high at noon.

“MAIMI-CHAN!!!” They heard a loud voice approaching fast from behind.

“HAGIKKO!” Maimi carries her with a big hug and twirls her around. “I miss you Haggi~”

“Oh! A new girl!”

“H-hi, I’m Suzuki Airi.” Airi introduced and bowed down her head.

“Suzuki?! Wow! You’re a Suzuki?!”

“Y-yeah.” Airi forced out a smile.

“Hey Haggi.” Maimi immediately stopped the young girl from talking any further. “By the way, she’s Hagiwara Mai, but I call her Haggi. She’s an orphan, and we kept her. She’s like my little sister now.”

“You can call me Haggi too!” Mai returned back Airi’s smile with a wider one. “Our place is not far from here. Let’s go back now! Uncle and Auntie are so eager to see you!”

As they reached the small village, elders are busy fixing their farm, some are feeding the animals from their backyards and kids are freely running around the muddy way. Most of the houses are made of wood and only the chiefs and officers’ house are cemented. The ignorant Airi only shuts her mouth but completely feeling the freedom deep inside her. The people would give her a glare for she’s a new face, but Airi only avoids the eye contacts.

“Mom! Dad!” Maimi rushed to the old couple farming on the field and showered them with hugs and kisses.

“They’re Maimi’s parents.” Mai said at the stunned Airi beside her who is watching them from afar. “Maimi-chan loves them so much. Every time she visits here, uncle and auntie’s smile never fades. Maimi started staying in Saitama when she entered high school. Her parents wanted her to enter college and have a degree, but something unexpected happened.”

“Mano-san’s death…”

“Yeah. Because of her death, Maimi’s world upside down and now she’s a soccer player. Her parents were against her decision at first but since Maimi-chan is so stubborn, they gave up and let Maimi-chan to do what she wants.”

 “And who’s this pretty girl?” Maimi’s mother draws near Airi.

“She’s the one I told you yesterday. She’s my friend Suzuki Airi.” Maimi happily introduced and Airi politely lowered down her head for respect.

“A Suzuki…” Maimi’s father grabbed Airi’s clean hands with his dirty ones for a handshake. “It’s so nice to meet you Suzuki-sama…”

“Hey wait! You don’t have to be that formal.” Airi said. “I’m a Suzuki but I’m not like my parents who want to be treated like royal. You can just call me by my name.”

“Is that so?”

“Well, well… save the talk later. Let’s go back inside and have lunch.” Maimi’s mother cut off their conversation and guided Airi inside their small house as Maimi carries her huge bag.

After the long lunch with some talks and exchange of words, the family introduced Airi to the whole place. The house is just enough for the four members of the family. The way is narrow, and the design is like the traditional Japanese style with wooden sliding doors. The living room and the kitchen joint together are as big as St. Victoria’s classrooms. The two bedrooms are placed at the back of the house, with the CR parallel to it. Generally, the house is a little messy.

“Sorry Suzuki-san.” Maimi’s mother apologized for their small yet steaming hot small house.

“It’s alright. Actually, I’m amazed. I wanted to be on a place like this.” Airi replied.

“We’re not using one of the bedrooms; Suzuki-san can use that. We already cleaned it when Maimi told us a friend is coming back with her.” The father informed and guided Airi all the way to the said bedroom.

“We all sleep together at the other bedroom. I use this room before but when Mai came into our family, we started sleeping in one room. She’s scared of ghost so we have to stay close with her.”

Airi laughed loud at the reason with an eye smile formed on her face. Maimi watches her laughing for the first time of the day. It’s the first time Maimi witnessed a different smile from her. Compared to her usual smiles, Airi’s smiles are extraordinary for the day.

“It’s my first time.” Airi said with a tear on her eye. “It’s my first time to feel the love of a family. I know I don’t belong here. But, your mom and dad treated me as if I’m their daughter. I’ve never felt like this before. I feel… I don’t know. Thank you Maimi-chan.”

“Come with me. I want to show you something.”

Maimi put her on the field where her parents farmed this morning. She let Airi sit on the grassy part and followed her afterwards. “The field looks better than the soccer field, isn’t it?”

“Yeah. I can smell animals’ poop though.” Airi giggled. “But, it’s so wide that I can’t see anything from afar. Look at the horizon, I wonder what’s in there.”

“The sun always set on that side. So from here, you can see it every day. Whenever I try to wait for the sunset, I always fall asleep so in the end, I couldn’t see it. And I always wake up with the moon above me already.”

“Let’s wait for it.” Airi said and sat still on her place.

The two patiently waited for the sunset until it finally came. The sky turned into red orange and the sun went big on the horizon. Airi looked beside her and as expected, Maimi already fell asleep and couldn’t witness the beautiful sunset again. Airi tried to wake her up but she didn’t move an inch so Airi eventually gave up and watch the sunset alone.

“You know Maimi-chan…” Airi started talking to the soundly sleeping player beside her. “… I don’t really like watching the sunset, but since you said it’s beautiful I have to see it. I have to say it’s indeed beautiful, but it’s more beautiful because you’re with me.”

Airi noticed that no one is around, and everyone is busy preparing for dinner inside the house. As she couldn’t control her overflowing feelings towards Maimi, she took the opportunity and stole a quick kiss on the lips and immediately pulled back.

“Hey you two!” Mai suddenly popped out from behind. “Dinner is ready!”

“Hhmm…” Maimi slowly opened her eyes and saw Mai on top of her with a pile of water on her hands. “Oh please Haggi, don’t do that again.” She whined.

“If Airi-chan isn’t here, I’ll ready spill this on your face.” Mai grinned. “By the way, uncle said we’ll have fireworks after dinner for Airi-chan’s welcome.”

“REALLY?! I LOVE FIREWORKS!” Maimi jolted up and rushed inside the house and hastily eats her dinner.

Like a one big family, they shared laughter and joy while they eat dinner. Including Airi, the family enjoyed the foods served on the table though it’s not that much. Airi doesn’t really mind about it, as long as she can feel a love from a family, it’s enough for her.

“Airi-chan~” Mai approached her after dinner on the backyard and handed her sparklers. “Here, uncle will light up the fireworks now.”

In no time, Maimi’s father lit up the fountain of fireworks and some flew in the sky and created colourful lights together with Maimi. “It’s so different from the one I always see in Saitama. It’s like the lights can blow up more freely and disperse peacefully.” Airi said with amazement.

“I saw it.” Mai murmured.

“What?”

“Does Maimi-chan have an idea you have romantic feelings for her?” Mai asked and stares at her shining sparklers.

“W-what are you talking about?” Airi hardly uttered and pretends to be focusing on her sparklers.

“Oh c’mon. It’s unfortunate I have big eyes that I can see what everyone’s doing a kilometre away from me.”

“What are you trying to say?”

“THAT KISS!” Mai blurted out.

“Hey!” Airi immediately let go of her sparklers and covered Mai’s big mouth instead. “Seriously, you saw it?”

“Yeah, you kissed her while she’s sleeping.” Mai said with a teasing grin.

“Aish…” Airi groaned. “Why did I even do that?! Please Mai-chan, don’t tell her about it. I’m begging you!”

“Why should I tell her if she already knows it?”

“What do you mean?” Airi nervously asked.

“She’s lying when she said she sleeps during sunset.” Mai stated. “Actually, Maimi-chan never missed sunset. So if you thought she’s really sleeping that time, then you’re fooled.”

“No way… then that means…” Airi slowly turned her head where Maimi is and to her surprise, Maimi is already staring at her without expression on her face at all. “She only acted… no way…”

“You’re already caught Airi-chan, all you have to do now is to tell your feelings properly.”

Mai left Airi alone when she saw Maimi walking towards Airi on the corner. Airi’s heart started beating fast every step that Maimi takes closer to her. Airi knows there’s no way to deny, no way to avoid and no way to lie anymore. But still, she feels nervous and doesn’t know what to do.
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Yup, I kinda rushed this chapter. I've been busy lately and school will start tomorrow again~  :banghead:
Anyway, I'll try to write and update this fic if I have time.  :D
Thanks for supporting everyone~ Love y'all! <3 <3 <3
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 9 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: twintt on June 09, 2013, 07:51:46 PM
OMG!! Maimi knows it now :shocked What she will response??  :panic:

I hate the sentence "staring at her without expression on her face at all" lol. You make me scared :nervous

Oh please don't break Airi's heart :banghead:
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 9 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: darkacex99 on June 10, 2013, 07:21:21 PM
wat da heck?!?!?! :shocked: maimi KNOWS!!??!?!? goood grief wats gunna happen now???? :shocked maimi,s getting closer and closer airi...cant turn bakk now :cathappy:
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 9 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: kuro_808 on June 10, 2013, 07:30:05 PM
Airi would seem bothered by the Erina question although meeting her parents and Haggi was a welcoming sight
Title: Re: Field of Love - Chapter 9 [YajiSuzu fic]
Post by: taepani09 on October 02, 2013, 04:43:59 PM
All my fangirl feels~~~~ :cry:

This is my favorite YajiSuzu FF as of now...  :thumbup

Author-chan!! I hope you haven't dropped this!! /cries/

Keep it up!! ^0^