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Mission of Love (Atsumina, WMatsui, Mayuki) Chapter 37 07/01/2017
« Reply #60 on: January 07, 2018, 02:46:55 AM »
Thank you everyone for reading my fic  :D

Here is chapter 37  :D

Chapter 37: President Maeda Atsuko

In the auditorium


Atsuko takes a deep breath and slowly steps into the stage. Kojiro leads her to her seat. Minami and the rest are waiting at the backstage. Minami looks at Atsuko’s back and whispers

“Good luck, my love”

Hayate stands up and go to the podium

“Hello everyone, two months ago, our company received a very bad news. My father, our most respected president passed away. In his will, he appointed the president position to Maeda Atsuko, my niece, daughter of my deceased brother. 3 months ago, I welcomed my long-lost niece back here. Today as she turns 21 years old, she will receive her position as president of Maeda's group as in my father’s will.” Hayate said

“Now everyone, give my niece an applause” he continues

The auditorium falls in silent. Just some clapping appears. Seeing that, Minami and the rest are worried

“That man properly does something” Jun whispers

“Definitely” Mayu said

Minami looks at Atsuko's worried face

“Do your best Atsuko. I'm right behind you” Minami thought

After giving his speech, he turns to Atsuko and said

“Atsu, please give your first speech to employees of Maeda group”

Atsuko nods and slowly walks to the podium. She steps to the podium and prepare to give her first speech as president. Hayate sits at his place and silently smirks.

“Let's see what you can do, useless” he thought

Hayate looks at a person in the crowd and signals for him. When Atsuko is about to say something, suddenly a man yells

“Go home with mommy little girl”

Then another person and another person keep yelling and yelling

“This is men business”

“Go home and play with doll”

“Do you need oniichan to play with you”

Then a whole auditorium laughs loudly. Minami is very angry. He looks at Atsuko and sees her worried and scared eyes

“Those jerks” he said while preparing to walk out

He wants to come out and shouts at those cruel people, but Rena and Yuki stop him

“Don't worry. She can handle this” Rena said

“Yup” Yuki nods

“She can’t. She is scared” Minami said

“Takamina, she is the president of one of the biggest group in Japan and also the world. If she can't handle this, she can’t manage her parents and grandfather’s business.” Yuki said

“Yes, she needs to face this by herself. If not, she can’t manage this group. However, don’t worry, she can handle this” Rena said

“Uh, she definitely can do that” Yuki nods and sad

At the moment

Atsuko looks around the room and sees their sarcastic face while shouting at her.

Flashback

In Ryuu's office


Little Atsuko is sitting on her grandfather's laps. He is working in front of his computer.

“Grandpa, what are you doing?” Atsuko asks

“I'm looking at our company sale and development records to see the company’s status.” Ryuu asks

“Oh” Atsuko said

“Grandpa, Atsu wants to watch cartoon” Atsuko looks at her grandpa and said

“Atsu, today we will watch something different” Ryuu said

“Huh?” Atsuko looks at her grandpa in confused

“Atsu, I know you are just eight, but grandpa wants to show you this” Ryuu said

“What's it, grandpa?” Atsuko asks

“Look at this” Ryuu opens a clip for Atsuko

Atsuko looks at the clips in confused. The clips slowly loading, and Atsuko sees in the clip is a big auditorium with a lot of people. Then she sees a person steps up in the podium. She knows who is it

“Papa, grandpa, that is papa” Atsuko said happily while looking at her grandpa

“Uh” Ryuu smiles at her

Then Atsuko looks seriously at her father. Though she can’t understand his speech, she watches seriously. Because of the incident, she can’t remember anything about her parents. Therefore, she is very happy when seeing something about her father or mother.

While her father is talking, suddenly someone yells loudly

“Get down”

“This is not your place”

“Go home”

“You are just a kid. What do you think about bossing us around”

“You don't belong here”

“Go back to your school”

“Get out, get out, get out”

Because of the sudden yelling, Atsuko is startled and cries. She cries because of scared. She turns to her grandpa and cries

“Grandpa, it's scary. Why did they yell at papa? Why?”

“Sshh… Atsu, it's ok, grandpa is here. Grandpa is here” Ryuu pats Atsuko's back and said in gentle tone

“Grandpa, I'm scared” Atsuko said in tear

“It's ok Atsu. Don't be scared” Ryuu said while patting her head

After awhile

Atsuko stops crying.

“Are you ok, Atsu?” Ryuu asks while wiping her tear

Atsuko nods.

“Why did they yell at papa, grandpa?” Atsuko asks

“Uhm… how can I put it? At this time, your father is still a high school student. I appointed him a position as CEO of Maeda main branch. However, no one knows that he is my son. I did this to see how he can handle this situation because I well known that a lot of people in Maeda are very self-center. They won’t easily obey anyone younger than them. Plus, I also want to see how my lesson works” Ryuu explains

Atsuko looks at Ryuu with confused face. Ryuu smiles and pats her head

“I know you don’t understand it now. However, soon you will understand” Ryuu said

“Now let's continue watching it, ok” He continues

“No, Atsu doesn't want to watch. He is scary, they are scary. Atsu is scared. I don’t want them to yell at papa” Atsuko shakes her head and said

“I don't want” she keeps shaking her head and said

“Atsu, listens to grandpa” Ryuu said

“I know this is scary to you. However, this is the real life of business, Atsu. One day, you will have to take my position. You have to manage our business. If I weren't there with you, this could be the scenario that you would have to face.” he continues

“No, I don't want to be alone. I want grandpa to always be with me. I don't want grandpa to leave me like papa and mama” Atsuko shakes her head and said in tear

“Atsu, grandpa will always be with you just like your parents. They are always with you no matter what” Ryuu pats Atsuko’s head and said

“We love you very much, so we want you to be stronger. I want to teach you this so that you can face every situation in business without being surprised. You have to manage grandpa’s business.” he continues

“If Atsu gets stronger, if Atsu can watch this scary clip, mama, papa, and grandpa will be happy, right?” Atsuko innocently asks

“Of course, we will be very happy” Ryuu said

“Then Atsu will do my best. Atsu will learn business.” Atsuko smiles at Ryuu and said

“Good, that is my little Atsu. Now let’s watch your papa response ok” Ryuu pats Atsuko’s head and said

“Ok” Atsuko nods confidently

End flashback

Atsuko remembers her grandpa’s first lesson when she was 8.

“Atsu, business is like a battlefield. It can be very cruel even between family. Everyone wants power, and they can do everything to get that. You have to be strong and understand each of employee in order to direct them and make them listen to you.”

“You have to be strong Atsu. Be strong to manage grandpa’s and Papa’s work”


Atsuko remembers her grandpa’s words

“Grandpa, I saw it now. The war that you let me see since I was young” she thought

“Atsuko, I’m right behind you”

Then she remembers Minami’s words. Those words add more power to her.

“What’s up? Are you scared little girl?”

“Go home, go home”

While the whole place is very noisy with yelling and laughing sarcastically at Atsuko. Atsuko normally wears her glasses. Then she strongly slams the podium causing everyone to stay silent.

The strong slam also surprised Minami, Jun, and Mayu. 

“If you all are educated people, then act like one” Atsuko said strongly making the whole place falls into a deadly silent

“I can’t believe this is the system of employee of Maeda group.” she continues while frowning

“If you have that much energy why don't you put that into work to help Maeda group grow bigger than this. Why did it go downhill since my grandfather got submitted to the hospital?” Atsuko said in strict tone

“I looked over the record of Maeda group. Everything is dropping, products quality, customer relation, employee, benefit, and a lot of other things. Everything just so bad.” She continues

Minami, Jun, and Mayu are very surprised. This is the first time they see this side of her. Her face is completely different from normal, confident and determined.

“She was trained and taught by grandfather about how hard and difficult business is. How everyone treating each other with a mask.” Rena explains

“Though grandfather loves Acchan very much, when it comes to teaching her about business, he is very hard and strict. There is not a day that she didn't study to pass grandfather's hard test. She also did her best so that her parents and him happy. Slowly she develops this side of her apart from her normal self” Yuki adds

“I see” Mayu and Jun said

“Normally she will be a harmless and cute little girl. However, when it comes to business, she turns into a completely different person.” Rena said

“Yes, also if they think she doesn't know anything, they are so wrong. She learned a lot of things from managing to designing, analyzing. Grandpa taught her everything she need to be a president. In general, she knows most of the skill in business.” Yuki said

“At first, we were also very surprised with this side of her. It only appears when she encounters with business” Rena said

“The only thing we were worry is that this is the first time she stands in front of so many people.” Yuki said

“Uh, we were worry that she was overwhelmed with that and can’t find that in herself. However, as expected, she doesn’t let grandfather and her parents down” Rena adds

“Wow!!! Impressive” Jun and Mayu said

“You just received the position. What do you know?” A man shouts

“Mr. Honda” Atsuko calls the man’s name making the whole auditorium surprised

The man is also very surprised. He never thought that Atsuko knew his name

“I know enough to see how Maeda group is. If I put it slightly, Maeda group is standing still with no develop at all for more than half year since my father got sick, and if I stress it, Maeda group is decreasing in every aspect.” Atsuko said

“Your name is Honda Touya. You got a bachelor degree in management. You are top manager of marketing department. You are hired half year ago by Mr. Maeda Hayate. Am I wrong?” Atsuko looks at Touya with strong eyes and asks

The man just looks down and stays silent.

“Are there any questions about this greeting?” Atsuko asks

The whole place falls into silent.

“Good, now I will show you whether or not I know anything” Atsuko said

“Kojiro-san, turns on the projector and switch off the light” she turns to Kojiro and said

“Yes president” Kojiro bows and said

Then the screen opens with Maeda’s development record. Atsuko spends 1 hours to explain everything and show them all the flaws in Maeda system. Hayate is very surprised with her sharp mind.

“I underestimate you, old man” He thought angrily.

After the report is done, Kojiro switches on the light again

“Is there any question?” Atsuko asks

Once again, silent fills the whole place

“2 hours later is my first meeting with the administrative councils. After that, I want to have a meeting with all the departments Vice President. Bring me the reports of what happened in the past year. Give me all detail of any development including decreasing. Also prepare to give me a plan for improving what is not good” Atsuko said

“Any questions?” She asks

“It is too sudden. Can you give them more time for the report?” Hayate asks

“More time? How long?” Atsuko asks

“Uhm…” Hayate hesitates

Atsuko turns around and said

“Report is things that every head of department have to keep track daily, and every employee has to report their process to each of the head of department. I don't need a polished and all good report, I need their report of the company REAL situation” She emphasizes her words

“If you can't even do your report in that timely manner, don't work in Maeda group.” She strongly said

“Understood?” Atsuko looks at the front rows and asks

“Yes ma'am” they said in small tone

Then the meeting dismisses. Atsuko sighs in relief and walks back to the backstage.

“Good job, Acchan” Rena pats Atsuko's head and said

“Yes, grandfather, mom, and dad will be very proud of you” Yuki said

Atsuko smiles happily at their words.

“We were so surprised, Acchan. Didn't know this side of you. You did great” Jun said

“Uh, perfect president. You hide this all this time” Mayu gives a thumb up and said

“Thanks guys. By the way, I didn't hide it” Atsuko said

Then she rushes to Minami.

“Minami, how am I doing?” She asks

Minami smiles slightly and pats Atsuko's head

“You did good” he said shortly

Atsuko looks at Minami with confused look. When Atsuko is about to say something, Kojiro comes in and said

“Miss Atsuko, come with me, I'll take you to your office”

“O… ok” Atsuko said

Then they follow Ito to Atsuko's office. Kojiro opens the door for Atsuko.

“Thanks Kojiro-san” Atsuko said

Then Kojiro leaves the place.

“Acchan, you and Takamina come in first. We will go and buy you guys lunch, we will come in later” Rena said

“Ok” Atsuko nods

Then Atsuko and Minami come into Atsuko's office. Minami comes in and looks around the place. He checks everything from the smallest corner or item. He wants to make sure that everything is safe. Atsuko stands there and looks at Minami silently.

“Did he mad at me because I hid that from him?” Atsuko

“I didn't mean that. I just thought that is normal”

“What if he thinks that I just act in front of him?”

“What should I do now? What should I do now?”

While deepening in here thought, Atsuko feels Minami shakes her shoulders and calls her name

“Atsuko”

“What's it, Minami?” Atsuko asks

“You are spacing out. What's wrong?” Minami asks

Suddenly Atsuko hugs Minami and buries her face on his chest

“I'm sorry Minami. I'm sorry” Atsuko said

Minami is very surprised with Atsuko's words

“What's wrong, Atsuko? Why are you apologizing?” He asks in confused tone

“I'm sorry Minami, I didn't mean to hide that grandpa taught me everything about business. I didn't mean to hide this side of me when it comes to business. Minami, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to lie. I really didn't act when saying I'm worry. Your support helps me a lot. Please don't hate me” Atsuko looks at Minami and said

Suddenly Minami laughs loudly. His laughter makes Atsuko confused.

“Baka, I'm not mad or hate you, Atsuko” Minami said

Atsuko looks at Minami with surprised and confused

“Yes, I was surprised when you were out there. You became a completely different person. Not the sweet Atsuko I know. However, I'm happy because you are strong and can handle their harsh words. That's what I always want” Minami said

“Also, you didn't hide it from me. Rena and Yuki already said. This is natural to you when it comes to business.” He continues

“So, you don't hate me?” Atsuko asks

“Of course, I don't hate you. I love you more than anything” Minami pinches Atsuko's nose and said

“By the way, your side at that time looks so attractive” Minami bends down and whispers

“Minami, baka” Atsuko said while blushing

Minami laughs loudly at Atsuko’s cute face.

“You're just so cute, Atsuko” Minami said while pinching her cheeks

“Minami” Atsuko pouts

Minami smiles and pecks Atsuko's lips.

At 1:00

The meeting with administrative councils starts. Atsuko walks inside the room with Kojiro. Minami and the rest have to wait outside.

Outside

Minami and the rest are sitting on the sofa waiting outside. Minami looks at the door worriedly

“Don't worry, Takamina. You saw her at the auditorium. She will be fine” Yuki said

“Uh, I believe in her. Grandpa taught her very well” Rena said

“I'm worry about her uncle, Maeda Hayate” Minami said in small tone

“Uh, that worries me too” Rena and Yuki

“Don't worry, my mom is in there also. She will help her. Also, Sakuya's father is there too. Plus, don't forget your mother is also a big council. With their power together, I believe they can go against him” Jun said

“What’s more, my great uncle is also in there. He is the oldest council. He will help her” Mayu said

“I hope so” Minami said while looking at the door

In the meeting room

She greets the councils and then sits down. On her right side, Minami's mother is sitting next to her, then Jun's mother, then Sakuya's father, Mayu’s great uncle, and three other councils. On her left side is Hayate and other 6 councils.

“I don't know why Ryuu can give the position of president to a little kid. Do you know anything about business at all?” A middle-aged man on her left side said

“I demand a vote for the president. Mr. Hayate here knows a lot about business. In the past, with his idea, he helped Maeda branch in Osaka developed very strong” another man said

“If you want a vote, then let's do it. However, tell me the reason why I do not fit for this position. If it is because I'm too young, I can't accept that discrimination. It is like in your theory, all young people mind is completely useless. However, my father become CEO while he is still in high school. At that time, I remember a lot of people in this company went against him, however with his work, he proved that he is capable for the position. How was it? Then my grandfather created this company when he was 25, and after 10 year it becomes a well-known to business world” Atsuko said with sharp tone

Everyone is very surprised with Atsuko's words. They didn't know Atsuko know a lot of things.

“Ok, you all. Let Ms. Maeda relax a little. You don't need to be so work up like that. I always think youngster mind is good” Tamako said

“If there is a vote, I'll vote for new potential” she continues

“Mrs. Takahashi, don't support her just because she is about to become your daughter in law” a man from Atsuko's left side said

“I just say what I see. I don't discriminate anyone, and I don't deny anyone's ability because of their age. Even if Ms. president is not my daughter in law, I still said that. Did you even look at her report on the table?” Nami said strongly

“I think Mrs. Takahashi is correct. We should give youngsters chance to show their talent” Jun’s mother said

“I'll also vote for Ms. Maeda” she continues

“Me too, Ms. Maeda just received the position as president today. How can you all be so sure that she has no potential. Looking at her report, I trust her. I'll also vote for her.” A middle-aged man next to Jun’s mother said

His name is Yamamoto Ikuto. He is Sakuya’s father, and he is also a big council.

“Didn't you all look over her report on the table? It is very neat and detailed. I see that she is a promising people” Mayu’s great uncle said

He is the oldest council. Most of the councils will listen to him. Because Atsuko is supported by 4 most powerful councils, other also starts supporting her

“Yes, let's youngsters help this company” another person said

“Yes, I think so too. We shouldn't be so fast judge. Maybe she can make Maeda group grow bigger and earn more profit”

“It's true, after all she is appointed by president Maeda. He is very good at judging and using people. Also, Ms. Maeda is his granddaughter, I believe she has his ability”

People on Atsuko's left side defending for her, and some of people on her right-side start accepting her.

“O…ok, if most of you agree, I won't say anything. However, I want to see if she has what it takes to be a president” the man who asks to have a vote said

“If you want to test me, I'm gladly waiting for your test” Atsuko looks at the man who sitting next to Hayate

“As you said, you are confident that you understand this company a lot and can help the company develop. So do you know about us?” Another person next to him asks

“You are Mr. Suzuki” Atsuko starts

She tells the name of each person in the table with their positions. She even points out some of the things of members from the councils that not a lot of people know.

“Am I mistake anything Mr. Suzuki?” Atsuko asks

“N...no, good.” The man said

“However, until now, it is just all talk. Prove to me that you have enough potential to manage this corporation. If not, resign the position and leave it to someone who has more experience than you like your uncle” Suzuki said

“Mr. Suzuki, I think her understanding is enough. you should read her report first. About other things, we can see her work later” Mayu's great uncle said

“Thank you, Mr. Watanabe. However, I'll be fine. I expected this. If my report about Maeda is not enough, I also prepared a plan for the company where I see a hole.” Atsuko said

“Mr. Kojiro, can you turn off the light?” Atsuko asks

“Yes ma’am” Kojiro said

Then he switches off the light.

“I invite all the councils to look at the projector. I made this plan after I reviewed the record of the company.” Atsuko said

Then she explains her proposal plan and everything to the councils. The councils are very surprised with her knowledge of business

After the meeting

Hayate comes back to his office and slams the door strongly

“That little brat. I underestimated her and that old man” he said angrily

“What's wrong, uncle?” Itachi asks

“That old man taught her very well. Today, she is like a boss. The councils can't attack her at all. Plus, I forgot them, Takahashi Tamako, Matsui Juri, Yamamoto Ito, and that old man Watanabe Ken. Because they stood in her side, most of the councils follow them, and some other follow that old man’s decision” Hayate said in angry tone

“So, we can't do anything to her now” Itachi said

“No, I won't lose to that little brat. I won't” Hayate slams his table and said

At the same time

Atsuko comes back to her office. She happily tells the rest that she was able to pass the councils test

“Good job, Atsuko. I knew you can do it” Minami pats Atsuko's head and said

“Uh, we are so proud of you” Rena said

“Let's rest and drink a little tea, Atsuko. You are about to have another meeting” Minami said while giving tea to Atsuko

“Thank you, Minami” Atsuko said

Atsuko drinks her tea. Then she calls Yuki and Rena

“Rena-neechan, Yuki-neechan”

“What's it, Acchan?” They ask

“I want to appoint you two as vice-president of marketing and vice-president of Human Resources” Atsuko said

“Us?” Rena asks in surprised

“Yes, I want you two to hold two important positions. The person who manage HR doesn't work really well in hiring. The quality of employees decreased significantly. Only you will know about hiring and what is best. Marketing is a main stream of Maeda Group. Yuki-neechan, I know you helped grandpa before. Only you can manage that department and makes it better.” Atsuko said

“Yuki-neechan, Rena-neechan, I can only trust you two” she continues

“Ok, we will do our best” Rena said

“However, it won't be that easy toward him and those employees” Yuki said

“It's ok. I already know what to do” Atsuko said

In the meeting

Atsuko comes in with Rena and Yuki follow her. Atsuko sits down on her seat. Then the rest of the head of department and vice-presidents sit down. When Atsuko is about to say something, some vice-presidents stand up. One of them come to Atsuko and said

“I want to resign. I don't want to work under this pressure. You don't even know how hard to make a report and force us to make it in no more than 3 hours.”

“So, you want to resign from vice-president of Human Resource?” Atsuko asks while taking the letter

“Yes” The man said

“Ok, you can pack your thing and go now” Atsuko said in normal tone

This make the whole room surprised. The man is angry because of Atsuko's action.

“Atsu” Hayate calls her

“Mr. Maeda, please call me as the title. This is working environment” Atsuko said

“I'm sorry president.” Hayate said

He is very angry with Atsuko's action. However, he holds it inside

“President, please re-think again. He is one of the best employees. He manages Human Resource very good” Hayate said

“Very good?” Atsuko raises her eyebrows and said in question tone

“Though this is the first day I come here, I already checked the record of employees in past year since he started working. He even hired some employees that don't have a slight experience. I can overlook at it at some point. However, he even received bribe for hiring. Even more, just two months ago, company nearly lost a big contract because of a new project manager who he hired. That person doesn't even know what management means” She said

The man looks down in scared. He didn't know that Atsuko know a lot. Also, Hayate is very surprised. He never thought Atsuko knew. He remembers that he already covered it up. He can only stay silent

“Let's me tell you this. Do you think working as a head of a department or managing is an easy job? I believe deceased president also won't go easy like this. Working in the top means you have to manage everything and work twice or even more than that in comparison to all the employees.” Atsuko said

“I'm not being unreasonable. However, if you really can't make a short and brief report about the status of your department in 3 hours, then you can go. I won't stop you” she continues in harsh tone

“This is working environment not a playground.” She adds

“Anyone has anything to say?” Atsuko asks

Those people who stand up slowly sit down and stay silent. Atsuko looks around and sees that they all stay silent. Then she said

“Ok, let me make two announcements before starting the report”

“Since vice-president of Human Resources department just resigned, I want to appoint Maeda Rena in that position, and I also want to appoint Maeda Yuki to vice-president of marketing department since that place is still empty”

“I object this” Hayate said

“May I ask the reason?” Atsuko asks

“As you said the company really need people who has expertise in the job. How do I know they HAS what it takes?” Hayate said

“You are president, but you CAN’T do anything as you please” he continues

“I know. This is my parents and grandfather’s effort. I won't throw it or destroy it because of my selfish” Atsuko looks at Hayate's eyes and said strongly

Her eyes make Hayate stun.

“Ms. Maeda Rena graduated from a famous business university in England. She has a master in business.” Atsuko said

“About Ms. Maeda Yuki, she also graduated from a famous school in Italy in business and management. When deceased president still alive, she also helped him with the company work.” She continues

“One important thing, they got approval from administrative councils after their test. The vote is more than 80% approve for them”

“Kojiro-san, can you pass these papers for me” she turns to Kojiro and said

“Yes ma'am” Kojiro said

After passing the papers out, Atsuko asks

“So, do they qualify now?”

“If most of the councils said so” Hayate said

“Good, now let's get started with the report” Atsuko said

The meeting went for almost three hours with all the departments reporting and their solutions.

In the evening

Atsuko finishes all her work and goes back to the mansion.

In the car

Atsuko leans her head on Minami’s shoulder while sleeping soundly. She is very tired with a long day.  Minami gently strokes her hair. He knows she did her best today.

“Today she did a lot of work” Rena said

“Uh, she did her best.” Yuki said

“Good work, Atsuko” Minami gently kisses Atsuko’s head and said

After awhile

They reach the house. Minami gently carries Atsuko back to her room. He slowly opens the door by his back and carries Atsuko into the room. He gently and carefully puts her down on her bed so that she can't be woken up. Then he pulls the blanket on her.

Then Minami leans and kisses on her forehead

“Goodnight, my love” he whispers

When Minami is about to leave, Atsuko holds his hand

“Minami” Atsuko opens her eyes and calls Minami

“You are awake, Atsuko” Minami said

“Minami, can you hug me to sleep again?” Atsuko looks at Minami’s eyes and said

Minami smiles gently at Atsuko while sitting down on her bed

“Of course, baby” he strokes her hair and said

“Wait for me a little. I will get change real quick. I’ll be back ok” Minami said

“Uh” Atsuko nods

Then Minami leaves the room back to his room. After changing he quickly comes back to Atsuko’s room. Minami opens the door and sees Atsuko is looking at her work laptop.

“What are you doing, Atsuko?” Minami asks while sitting down next to her and asks

“I’m looking at an old plan of Maeda group in Osaka branch. I happened to saw this while reviewing Maeda’s work record in 5 years. I feel something weird in it” Atsuko said

“Why is that?” Minami asks

“I don’t know. I’m still looking through them” Atsuko frowns and said

Minami looks at Atsuko. Then he raises his hand and takes off Atsuko’s glasses. Atsuko looks at Minami with confused face

“It’s late baby. Let’s go to sleep” Minami gently said

“Ok” Atsuko nods

She turns off her laptop, and then she lies down together with Minami. She moves closer and buries her face on Minami’s chest. Minami gently strokes Atsuko’s back and kisses Atsuko’s head

“Goodnight, my love” Minami whispers

“...” however, Minami doesn’t hear Atsuko’s response

Minami looks down at Atsuko.

“Maybe she already falls asleep” Minami thought

Suddenly he hears her shaken voice

“I’m scared, Minami”

Minami is very surprised with Atsuko’s words

“What's wrong, Atsuko?” Minami asks worriedly

“I'm scared that I don't have what it takes to help Maeda group, Minami” Atsuko looks at Minami and said

Minami can see tear in her eyes

“I'm scared that I can't leave up as my parents’ and grandpa’s expectations. What if I can't manage Maeda good? What if I make mistakes? This is grandpa's and papa’s efforts. I don't want something happen to Maeda group. I'm scared.” Atsuko said

Minami can see tear rolling on her cheeks. He can hear the her shaking and uncertain in her voice.

“Maybe they are right. I can't do this” Atsuko continues

“Ssh...sshh...shhh calm down, Atsuko” Minami wipes Atsuko's tear and said

“Don't lose your confidence Atsuko. You did a good job this morning. I saw how you talked to the employees. I also saw you worked very hard every night looking at company records preparing for this morning. You did very well baby” Minami said gently

“Mayu told me that his great uncle are very pleased at your preparation, and Sakuya said that his father said that you did a very good job. They will support you, and if you ever need anything, they will definitely help you. My mom also said that she is very happy with your work. She praised you a lot, Atsuko” he continues

“One more thing, grandpa is a great person, if he chooses you, you got everything to help Maeda grow stronger”

“Really?” Atsuko looks at Minami and asks

“Uh, you did very well Atsuko, and I believe you can protect Maeda and help it grow stronger.” Minami said gently

“Remember the most important thing, I'll always stay by your side and support you no matter what, so be strong ok” he continues

“But Minami, after tomorrow, you have to go back to your work. I'm scared of being alone without you, Minami” Atsuko hugs Minami tightly and said

“You can call me anytime baby. Also, Though I can't be with you physically, I'll always be with you. If you miss me, call me. If I'm busy at that time, look at my picture in the locket. After finishing my work, I'll definitely pick you up, ok” Minami smiles at Atsuko and said

“Ok. Thank you, Minami” Atsuko said

“Baka, don't thank me.” Minami said

“Now let's go to sleep. You have to work early tomorrow” He continues

“Ok” Atsuko nods

Minami leans down and kisses Atsuko's lips. The he said

“Goodnight my Atsuko”

“Goodnight Minami” Atsuko said

Then she buries her face on his chest and sleeps

TBC

That is chapter 37. Hope you guys enjoy reading it  :D
Fic Index

OS & Short Story
Atsumina's OS collection
     +[OS] Forever and Ever
     +[Short Story] I Love You (Completed)
     +[OS] Promise
     +[Short Story] My Lovely Ojou-sama (Completed)
     +[OS] Perfect Valentine
     +[OS] Our Love Story
     +[Short Story] Power of Love (Completed)
     +[Short Story] Escape (Completed)
     +[Short Story] My Feeling for You (Completed)
     +[OS] Miracle of Christmas
     +[OS] Christmas Wish

Story
Fateful Encounter (Atsumina, Wmatsui) (Completed)
Beyond The Sea (Atsumina, Mayuki, Kojiyuu, Wmatsui, Marimii) (Completed)
Key of Happiness (Atsumina, Kojiyuu, Wmatsui) (Completed)
Mission of Love (Atsumina, WMatsui, Mayuki) (Ongoing)

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