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Japanese / Re: Riho Yoshioka
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AKB48 Fanfics / Re: HUMAN vs VAMPIRE (SEASON 2): TRAILERS PART 4
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Welcome back Anzai <3 Hope you get better. That must suck, having to stay in a wheelchair for a long time :(

Does this new username mean you like Sakamichi too? lol

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AKB48 Fanfics / Re: HUMAN vs VAMPIRE (SEASON 2): TRAILERS PART 4
« Last post by arfi on Today at 10:15:37 AM »
aahh no3b  :ptam-shy: i miss them even more :luvluv2:
sasuga nezumi-sama  :wahaha: :wahaha:
thankyou for update anzai-san :on GJ:
 :on gay: :on gay: :on gay:
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Japanese / Re: Riho Yoshioka
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【Weekly Big Comic Spirits】2018 No.33 ~ Not the same color version

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Japanese / Re: Miyu Kitamuki 北向珠夕
« Last post by Horlicks on Today at 09:45:36 AM »
【Weekly Big Comic Spirits】2018 No.33 ~ Not the same color version

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The Official J-Music Artist Threads / Re: (Group) SUPER☆GiRLS
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【Young Magazine】2018 No.33 ~ Not the same color version

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Welcome / Be Like Jabronisaur Day IX (July 16, 2018)
« Last post by daigong on Today at 09:08:24 AM »
Be Like Jabronisaur Day IX (July 16, 2018)
~Good Deeds, Spreading Love, Be Positive~


NEED MORE PIX OF JAB!!! But I love this one so much! Legendary LA Street!

Seems like yesterday, the memories never fade. Time. Place. Nine Years it just blows my mind. Even this afternoon, I swore I saw an older, slimmer Jab, same ol style of dress shirt/t-shirt with silver aviators. FUCK! I miss ya Jab we haven't been the same since but by God have we grown. Your faves odango and Mini Wheat getting gotten married! HOLY MOLY! Morning Musume flipping out hits and stronger than ever. Who knows what Jabby would think of the music and anime and gaming scene nowadays!!! Let's Keep UP DAT POSITIVE VIBES! One day we'll get this Anime Expo Documentary released!!!

See 2010 thread.
See 2011 thread.
See 2012 thread.
See 2013 thread.
See 2014 thread.
See 2015 thread.
See 2016 thread.
See 2017 thread.

For those new to the community, check out his vast history @ :hipheart: http://jphip.com/jabronisaur/index.php


BE LIKE JAB! He was just the nicest guy around and we would look after each other. Just do the right thang. What Would Jab do? Man, in this world of this side that side here there everywhere. Why not just pick each other up? Smile a bit more. It's just that easy. Having FUN with music, porn, movies, games just brings us all together! SO GO OUT! Say hi to a homeless guy, thank someone, give GRATITUDE for what you got. Like FUCK I LOVE JPHiPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!

His memory lives on through all of us. In his posts. In us talking about how he affected our lives. And through tributes such as:


We lost Jabronisaur on July 16, 2009 - right after our successful meet up at Anime Expo, where JPHiP pimped like no other, gathering 30+ in a room at a time, meeting dozens more along the way. At the forefront, was Jabronisaur whom as a member of the Crack Staff, broke down barriers and mingled with fans from all over the world and net - making them feel like family. He exemplified what it was to be a HiPster, and made us so proud he was just one of our homies.

WHAT IT IS Start July 16, 2018, throughout the YEAR let us look back at THE MAN! THE LIFE! What memories we have from Anime Expo 2009 and throughout the forum and radio.

Post in this thread on how you BE LIKE JAB, share your personal memories about Jab, if you just want to know who he is and what he meant to JPH!P. How we can all be better HiPstaz LiKE JAB!

on our facebook: http://facebook.com/JPHiP on twitter @JPHiP and all over social media #Jabronisaur #BeLikeJab

We at :hipheart: are truly honoured to be in contact with his family and friends and hear their stories to further prove we are truly blessed to have known such an awesome guy.

Our goal is to have the spirit of Jabronisaur live on forever with every good deed we do, to carry on what Jab built here at JPHiP, a community that is positive and caring every single day. Sometimes the smallest act of kindness can make the biggest difference.

To me, the hear his voice tickle the airwaves is a testament to him being the creative comic genius personality that he is, kind and endearing.

 
TUNE IN TONIGHT!!

RADIO SHOW!!! Again, as per tradition we will do re-broadcast of Jab's radio show BEWARE OF THE JABBER JOCKY!! SO TUNE ON IN!!!! At 8:30 PM EST JPHiP RADIO the next 10 hours PLUS will be dedicated to Jabronisaur's radio show Beware the JabberJocky! filled with Video Game and Anime OSTs and his brand of humour and softspoken DJing.


check out the thread: http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=14904.0

ALWAYS, IN OUR HEARTS JABBY!!  :hip smile:

:hipheart:
One Love. FAM



Legends like JAB brings me outta the shadows of working my ass off paying off da SERVER HOUSE GREY CUP JPHIP WORLD TOUR 2018!! MAKE DAT PAPER!  :jphip:


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AKB48 Fanfics / Re: HUMAN vs VAMPIRE (SEASON 2): TRAILERS PART 4
« Last post by anzai4648 on Today at 08:22:02 AM »
@ everyone: Thanks for reminding me about the Oshiri sisters.
@ blakwhite: Yes there will be Paruru. With the popular pairing such as YuiParu and SayaMilky. The war is still far away, so you can relax for now.
@ arfi: I miss No3b too! I miss Mendol!
@ Pokotan: They’re only practising? Well, sort of.  And you’re happy over me getting a surgery LOL…..


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CHAPTER 13: SURVIVOR

Pairings: TomoTomo, No3b, Mayuki



Tomochin and Tomomi arrived at their own apartment (different from the other girls’ apartment).

Tomomi sighed as she plopped herself to the sofa.

“Tomochin, why did you accept Takamina’s offer? What the hell were you thinking? You want us to join their hunting? Are you crazy?”

“Well, I just think it’ll be fun.” Tomochin shrugged as she plopped herself as well to the sofa.

“Oh, where’s the fun in it? WE ARE VAMPIRES, for God sake!”

“There’s nothing forbidden for a vampire hunting or killing another vampire, right? We helped them last year, battling out Shinoda. We can do it again now.”

“Last year it was necessary. But now it’s not. The battle last year was only a one-time battle. It was fierce fight, but not complicated. But hunting, on the other hand, is a regular thing and we don’t know what will happen and what we’re facing. Tomochin, we can’t just go out and join their hunting every night! It’s complicated, and dangerous!”

“Why? Because we’re vampires? Don’t worry too much about it, Tomomi. And besides, there is also one in their group.”

“You mean Acchan? She’s different, Tomochin. They already know Acchan is a vampire. She doesn’t have to hide her identity from anyone. Not like us. That’s the difference!”

“Oh come on, Tomomi. They already suspect us. I can feel it. Do you think how much longer can we keep this secret from them? They will find out about us, one way or another. Soon we won’t be aging anymore, and they will know.”

“I know! I know! I just need more time. I want to be in a good terms with them as long as I can. Things will be more complicated if we join their hunting.”

“Okay, you said you need more time, but how much longer!? You have to set yourself a deadline, Tomomi.”

“.........”

Tomomi was silent for a moment.

“I know. I just….I just want to enjoy my ‘normal’ relationship with them for a little longer. I just want to enjoy this ‘normal’ life for a little while.”

“Tcckk…..You know there’s not much options for us in the future.” Tomochin smirked, “We have to either live our life eternally, or, we let someone kill us on the way. We are not normal, Tomomi. We’ll never be normal again.”

“That’s right! We’re not normal! So why won’t we try to live normally, while we can?”

“We can’t Tomomi. And I’m telling you, they had already suspected us! Yesterday, when you were at work, Acchan came here and almost dragged me out to go shopping with her, in a broad daylight!! I suspect Takamina must have asked her to do that. She’s very keen, just like that psychic Miichan. And you said Miichan almost dragged you out once, right? Did you ever think about it? That’s our problem now, I mean, YOUR problem, because you’re the one who wants to hide this secret from them. So, what is your solution for this, Tomomi? Do you have any?”

Tomomi couldn’t answer it, and only silent.

“You see, Tomomi. You will never have a normal life, unless you play along with them.  If we join their hunting, it will distract them from their suspicion for a while. All we have to do is be very careful during the hunting. And to make it easier for us, let’s just tell them that we cannot join their hunting very often, maybe only once or twice a week. And we can use my mother as an excuse. We can say that we’re busy searching for my mother, and that’s why can’t spend much time with them.”

“So what I meant to say is, don’t be afraid to get closer to your enemy if you want to outsmart them. Not that I consider them as our enemy, of course. If you keep on avoiding them, they will be more suspicious. You must blend with them, and get along with them.”

Tomomi was startled to hear Tomochin’s statement at that moment. She didn’t expect her girlfriend to be quite a schemer, to be able to think of something like that.

“Now….how about that? Isn’t it a good idea?” asked Tomochin with a smug smile on her face, making her duck lips looks so goddamn sexy and attractive.

“...........Errr…. Yeah….I think so…” muttered Tomomi, still in a moment of startle.


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KNOCK...KNOCK…..

“Haruna, may I come in?”

“......”

“Haruna….”

The door was opened before Takamina, revealing the tall girl in pajama.

“Come on in.”

Takamina then made her way inside the shared room of KojiYuu couple, and sat on a chair. While Haruna sat on her bed.

“Look, Haruna. I am sorry for last night. It was my fault. I shouldn’t make you worried for bringing danger to our friends.”

Good old Takamina, always be the first one to apologize whenever she had a fight with any of her close friends, especially her childhood friends.

Haruna just nodded. The expression on her face didn’t change.

“Do you remember our first camping trip in middle school?” asked the leader suddenly.

Haruna frowned. She didn’t have the slightest idea on what Takamina was planning to bring in their conversation.

“You know, when we were catching some fishes on the river, and then I almost got drowned after I insist to go further to the water by myself?”

Haruna opened her lips and formed a little smile.

“You were the one who went and dived right away to save me. And I say you’re idiot because you actually can’t swim! And after that, we both had to be rescued by our teachers because we both got stuck on the rocks in the middle of the river. Hahahahaa~~~~~!!!” Takamina laughed wholeheartedly.

That act melt the frozen ice between them, as Haruna also began to laugh upon reminiscing their childhood memories.

“You’re the idiot one, Takamina! I told you not to go further! You idiot, stubborn midget!! Hahaha!!!” laughed Haruna.

“Yeah, and you remember, the day before our camping trip, Miichan said she had a bad dream about us? She even wanted to cancel our camping trip!!! That psychic gachapin!! Hahaha!!!”

“Yeah, I remember too. Wait, was that like, the first time for Miichan to have a premonition about us, right? I mean, after that, she gets more and more premonition like that, and more often….”

“Yes, you’re right, Haruna. At that time, we didn’t believe Miichan has a psychic ability. Only after she’s getting more and more premonition, that we started to believe she’s a psychic.”

Takamina paused for a moment before she continued.

“Miichan even had a premonition before the day of my father’s death. I remember she asked me to talk to my father so that he would change his route trip back then………. If only I believed in her……..” Takamina’s voice trailed off.

The room now were silent as these two childhood friends were wandering back to the tragedy in their past.

“Takamina….I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have said those things to you. I know you’re not obsessed. I’m sorry.”

“It’s okay, Haruna.”

Haruna nodded, smiling emphatically.

Takamina moved to the bed and sat besides Haruna. “Anyway, my father was a victim. The girl you failed to save that night, she was also a victim. Our friends and anyone who had died around us, most of them are victims. And I don’t wanna be like them. I don’t wanna be a victim. I wannabe…..”

“What? A hero?”

Takamina chuckled. “No. No. Not a hero, Haruna, you’re wrong. Even my hero, Luffy, doesn’t want to be a hero. I want to be….”

“A pirate then?”

“Close, haha! You almost got that right, Haruna! One Piece FTW, haha! Well, the truth is, I wannabe…..a survivor. Just a survivor.”

Haruna frowned.

“Haruna, just like what Luffy said about heroes, and I’ll quote: I love heroes, but I don't want to be one. Do you even know what a hero is!? For example, you have some meat. Pirates will feast on the meat, but the hero will distribute it among the people! I want to eat the meat!! So that’s why I don’t want to be the hero!! Haruna, I just want to survive in this world ‘till the very end so that I can eat as much as meat for myself. But I also want to eat that meat together with my friends and family.” Takamina’s words flowing out from her mouth, giving warmth to anyone who’s listening.

“Haruna, you’ve helped us in our last battle against Shinoda last year, because you want to protect me and Miichan right? You were doing that not because you wanted to be a hero.”

“It’s the same with Yuki and everyone there. Yuki gave her all in the battle and did everything she could to kill Shinoda, not because she wanted to be a hero and save the world. No. She did it because she wanted to survive, so that she can continue to live her life with that Cyborg. Acchan also helped Yuki in their fight, because she wanted to live a life with me.”

“Haruna, we don’t need to be a hero. We just need to survive. And looking back, we all have cheated death so often. It’s a miracle we have survived as long as we have. We just have to hold on a little a bit longer. Believe me, it’s not that hard, Haruna. As long as we stand together.”

Haruna sighed. “You’re right, Takamina.”

They smiled and hugged each other.

Meanwhile, unbeknownst to them, a certain psychic gachapin was standing close outside their door, listening to their conversation. And she also, let out a wide smile, upon knowing her two childhood friends finally managed to resolve their conflict. Thanks to Takamina’s ability to, err…..win friends and influence people. Takamina really knows how to do that, even long before she read that famous, classic 80-years-old book.


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In Eguchi’s room, Jurina was sitting uncomfortably.

Eguchi Aimi, the scientist, was quietly checking her files and scribbling on her notes.

“Now let’s start from beginning. Who are you and what is your relationship with Matsui Rena?”

“I’m Matsui Jurina, I was sired by Shinoda Mario around the time after she sired Matsui Rena. Although we have same family name I have no relationship with Rena. Before I was sired, I lived in a village with my parents. They were farmers. While Matsui Rena was a daughter of a samurai family, a land lord. After Shinoda sired us, he took us under his wing. He protected us and took care of us.”

“Why did Shinoda sire you? I mean, why didn’t he just….kill you? I can understand Shinoda’s decision to sire Rena, because Rena was the daughter of a land lord. But you, you’re just nobody, why did he sire you?” asked Eguchi blatantly.

Jurina was quite taken aback not only by Eguchi’s question but also by her straightforwardness. Jurina had prepared to answer any question, except for this. And this was only beginning of their interview. Jurina was starting to feel worried. Just what kind of person is Eguchi Aimi?

Obviously, Eguchi Aimi was a pure scientist, and a very ambitious one. She was also a blunt and straightforward person who never afraid to speak up her mind without bothering to take other people’s feeling into her consideration.

“I…..I don’t know….Maybe he mistook me as someone from Rena’s family. We have the same family name, remember?” Jurina lied while giving her best effort to put her poker face.

Eguchi didn’t say anything, and Jurina could not tell whether Eguchi buy her lie or not.

“Okay. Can you explain the circumstances when you two were sired?”

“I was on my way home when I saw a group of samurais riding horses near my village. They were attacked by another group of horse-riders. And then someone grabbed me and put me inside a carriage. After that I was taken to what it seemed to be Matsui’s castle, but before we reached that place, Shinoda came and sired me. I don’t know much about Rena because she was already sired before me.”

Eguchi nodded while continued scribbling in her notes. The interview was  recorded, but Eguchi made a note for herself.

“Now what about your life after you were sired? Anything extraordinary happened before Shinoda died?”

“Err….No. We moved abroad several times, Europe, America, China, and eventually moved back to Japan. Shinoda-san was a trader, so we moved quite often. Shinoda also had an eternal enemy, the Kashiwagi Clan, but that was all we know, he did not tell us much about them.”

“Is there any family history of a specific disease?”

“No. No specific disease. Just, you know, sometimes we had a light fever and crooked fangs. Shinoda had a private doctor and dentist working for us. Whenever we fell sick, Shinoda would call him and he would to come to our place. But yes, there is something quite unusual about Rena. Well, I don’t know if this is a disease or not…..” Jurina paused.

“Go on. I’m listening.”

“.......Errr…...It seems to us that Rena is unable to feel physical pain. When she got beaten or hurt in a fight, she never scream or cry. We know she’s very strong as a person and as a vampire. But that doesn’t explain why she never cry when she was hurt. There were several times, Shinoda had tested Rena’s ability to endure pain. He stabbed her with a silver knife, burnt her skin a little, broke her bone a little. And there were times when Rena actually fainted during those tests, but she never screams. Maybe there’s something wrong in her nerve system or inside her brain.”

Obviously, this piece of information had perked up the interest from the scientist, because she then put her pen down and leaned forward on her seat, paying more attention to Jurina.

“That is interesting. I will conduct experiments to learn more about her condition. Thank you for your cooperation, Jurina.”

Jurina just nodded. Of course, there were still a lot more things about Rena that she decided to keep hidden from the scientist. After all, most of those secrets probably would never get to see the daylight, now that Shinoda had died.

They continued their interview for several minutes, in which Jurina managed to answer the questions successfully. And after that, Jurina returned home to her apartment.

And while she’s alone, she couldn’t help but feeling worried about her initial plan of revenge. She never expected the scientist to take Rena into her laboratories, and confined her there for indefinite length of time.

(Sh*t! This is gonna disturb my whole plan. I can’t carry out my plan without having Rena on my side.)


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It was still early in the morning when Mayu heard someone making sounds inside her room. The alarm clock showed it was only 5 AM. Mayu half-opened her eyes and saw Yuki was already doing her things in the morning. Exercising.

The older girl was on the floor, only wearing tanktop and short pants, doing a sit-up.

“76…..77…...78…….79…...80.......81…....”

Mayu heard Yuki counting in a whispering voice that is barely audible. And as much as she wanted to get back to her sleep, she couldn’t keep her curiosity in. Thus she decided to fully open her eyes and arised herself on her bed, taking a full view of her girlfriend.

“Nnnnggg….Yuki…..Do you always do that every day?”

“Yes.”

“Oh. Sugee.” Mayu said as she shifted back to her sleeping position.

(No wonder she is so fit.) Mayu thought.

After sharing the room for quite some time with the older girl, Mayu had learned several things about Yuki’s habit, and also how much they were different from each other.

For one, Yuki was a morning person; Mayu wasn’t. Yuki liked to sleep early (if she’s not working extra shift at night). Mayu liked to stay up late, drawing, reading mangas, watching animes, etc.

Mayu had a lot of stuff and she tend to let them scattered everywhere, inside the drawer, on the table, on the floor; and still able to remember where she had put that stuff. While Yuki had only few stuff but often still had difficulty in memorizing and finding her stuff (and that’s why she needed a sidekick like Sasshi to manage her stuff while they were out hunting).

Mayu liked to eat her meals while also doing other things. Yuki liked to eat without doing anything else. Mayu liked to eat on her bed. Yuki didn’t.

Yuki liked to exercise. Mayu didn’t.

Yuki liked to sleep with the lights off. Mayu liked to sleep with the lights on.

And many other differences between them that Mayu found out later.

Mayu felt like they were a newly married couple who had just started living together, and learning to adapt at each other.


Mayu tried to continue her interrupted sleep but couldn’t as she was now fully awake. She removed her blanket and fully rose herself only to find she was alone in their room.

Taking a deep breath, Mayu stretched a little, and snapped her head lazily to the left and right. And by doing that she considered herself as doing exercise.

She watched their room, which was all messy like in a plane crash.

(I’ll tidy and clean this up tomorrow before Yuki gets angry.)

Mayu then approached Yuki’s desk and quietly opened a drawer, and took something out from the drawer.

The gun.

Mayu had never touched a real gun before. It made her feel excited.

She then carefully hold it with her both hands.and doing a play-pretend, imagining herself as a cop.

“Bang. Bang. Everyone put your hands up. I’m Inspector Watanabe. You are under arrest,” she said with a soft, playful tone. Her gun was pointed at some imaginary enemies in front of her.

Just then, Yuki exited the bathroom and saw Mayu.

“Mayu, what are you doing!!? Put that back!” Yuki shouted and came closer toward the playful girl.

“Sorry,” Mayu said and put the gun onto the table, and retreated from Yuki’s desk, back to her bed.

“And please, don't touch the gun without my permission.” Yuki said as she carefully returned it into her drawer.

Mayu mumbled an ‘okay’.

The two didn’t say anything more as the morning progressed. Mayu watched as Yuki changed her outfit and put a light makeup, getting ready for work.

After that, Yuki left for early shift work, leaving Mayu alone in their room.

It was still 6.30 AM. Mayu’s school started at 8.30 AM. She still had much time.

I probably just start cleaning this room now. Mayu thought.

She then quietly examined her stuff on the floor, and sorted them out before putting it back into her cupboard and drawers.

It only took an hour until Mayu finished tidying and cleaning. And Mayu had to admitted that it’s actually easy to tidy and clean the room, and yet she often found herself lazy to do that. Hopefully it might changed now that she lived together with Yuki.

A paper fell from her table onto the floor, and Mayu went to pick it up. It was a form that she had not filled in yet, and must be submitted next week.

A flashback came into Mayu’s mind, about the discussion she had with her home-room teacher yesterday.

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FLASHBACK.
Teacher : “Mayu, why haven’t you submitted the form? It is due next week.”
Mayu  : “I’m sorry, Sensei. I will submit it soon.”
Teacher : “You haven’t decided it yet, have you? What major you’re going to choose and which college.”
Mayu  : “......”
Teacher  : “You’re good at anything, Mayu, except sports. I believe you can excel in whatever major you choose next. But you have to find which interests you most. You have to find your calling, Mayu. If you’re worried about the college’s tuition fee, you can apply for scholarship. I will write you a recommendation letter.”
Mayu  : //nodded slowly//  “Thank you, Sensei.”
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Letting out a sigh, Mayu sat on her chair, looking onto the form, and putting it inside her bag without filling it.

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Next day in the morning, in the girls’ apartment. It was Saturday so everyone was free, and they decided to practise using their guns.

Sasshi had prepared the bullets, half-body targets, full-body targets, moving targets, garbage bottles (to be used as targets), and some noise-cancelling ear muffs to protect their ears from the deafening sound of the gunshots.

And whose money was spent to buy all of those practising stuff and equipments? Well, it was from their revenue of the private investigator agency’s recent activity. Within only a few weeks, they had solved several cases ranging from easiest to the most difficult, such as helping people to find their lost pets and other belonging, helping to stalk a cheating partner, finding out the culprits who has stolen some antique/artistic materials from some rich people, etc.

The name of their agency was Sakura Petal Inc. It was Atsuko’s idea, since she had a latent habit to eat sakura petals whenever she felt bored. Surprisingly, everyone liked that name.

Everyone tried to contribute equally for the agency. But the two persons who was contributing the most was Takamina and Yuko.

Takamina, the self-proclaimed leader, took care all their cases and sorting them out, and delegating the task amongst them. Mostly she was the one doing the hardest work, e.g. analyzing and making deduction from the facts. Other than having a brilliant mind, she also had a very good intuition and skill in reading people’s behaviour.

And Yuko, being the self-proclaimed subleader, she was the most all-rounder amongst them. She had some of Takamina’s leadership, some of Yuki’s fighting skill, and some of Mayu’s criminal intelligent mind, plus she can do all the field-works which Takamina couldn’t. Yuko can fight, can stalk people, can do some research, can go in disguise mission (undercover), can be a bait (since she has a cute face), and so on.

While others were also equally contributing enough, though not as much as Takamina and Yuko.

Mayu, being a genius otaku, she often had some good (sometimes random) ideas to make their job easier. She proposed the girls to use nicknames while they’re out on mission. Each girls choose their own nickname. Takamina’s nickname was Spidey. Yuko was Triplet. Acchan was Tenkousei. Yuki was Black. Sasshi was Wota. Mayu was Nezumi. Haruna was Torigoya. Miichan was NoSleeve. Tomomi was Ookabuki. And Tomochin was Shibuya.


Today, everyone (except Tomochin) was already gathering in the training room.

The five members who had a gun, then began to practise shooting, while others were watching anxiously.

All the girls were initially clueless on this stuff, but some of them managed to learn how do that eventually.

Takamina who had an experience using bow and arrows, demonstrated a moderately good performance, being able to shoot the targets most of the times.

Yuko and Acchan even started to compete, as who was going to get the highest score by shooting on the targets accurately in the middle (the ‘heart’).

Yuki was still quite nervous as she missed her shots few times.

While Tomomi, she was clearly far behind them as she was the least experienced in a battle, be it empty-handed or armed. And she was known as the sweet, peace-loving girl amongst them.


“You’re doing good, Tomomi.” Takamina said as she glanced at Tomochin besides her.

Tomochin smiled shyly.

“By the way, where’s Tomochin? She’s not coming?”

“Oh, she’s busy doing her family stuff.”

“Wait, she has a family here in Japan? She never speak about it.”

“She probably thinks it’s too private. But don’t worry she will talk to you soon.”

“Okay.” Takamina nodded as she silently stole a glance at Tomomi’s finger, searching for a particular accessories.

She spotted a ring on Tomomi’s ring finger, but it was quite different from Acchan’s ring.

“That is a beautiful ring you have. I noticed you’ve been wearing them since graduation.”

“Oh yes, thanks. It’s from my mother.”

Just then, Tomomi stopped to take a break. Takamina continued practising, but still stalking the girl with her eyes.


Tomomi rested herself on a chair besides Sasshi. Takamina saw Tomomi handing a small amount of cash to Sasshi, and she figured it was for the “monthly payment”.

The girls know that Tomomi had been paying some money to Sasshi regularly, saying it was for her “occasionally spending nights” at the girls’ flat. Sasshi of course rejected it at first, but Tomomi insisted, saying they could use it to buy equipments for their hunting activity. And  this small but important act had made TomoTomo become one of owner (half-owner) of the big flat, thus making them able to enter the flat without being explicitly invited. Sasshi even gave Tomomi a spare key to their flat. That was how much they trusted Tomomi in their circle of friends.


Meanwhile, Yuki had also taken a break due to her sweating hands. While she had a ton of experiences in fights and battleship, she never had experience using a firearm. And the thought of being capable to kill someone in an instant, it made Yuki cringe in fear and disgust. She could use a knife, stick, bat, even sword, masterfully. But gun, no.

Yuki put her gun on the table, along with other girls’ stuff, and then went to the toilet.

A certain little mouse silently approached the table and took the gun.

The mouse then put on an ear-muffs, and positioned herself on the shooting line. She fired her first shot, second shot, third shot, and continued shooting. It was as if she was in her own little world of fantasy, battling a monster in a fierce gunshot fight.

Sasshi cheered upon the mouse.

“Woooahhh!!! Mayu!! Awesome!! Shoot them, girl!!”

Other girls started noticing Mayu and instead of amazed, they were amused upon seeing her act.

And just then, Yuki entered the room and suddenly the room was filled with a heavy, dark aura.

Yuki took the gun from Mayu’s hand.

“I’ve told you to not touch my belonging without my permission,” she said coldly.

Mayu was startled.

“I’m sorry, Yuki. That won’t happen again.”

“You better make sure of it. This isn’t a toy, Mayu.”

Mayu nodded and returned to her seat next to Miichan.

The girls then continued their training.


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Later that day.



Yuki and Mayu was walking on a quiet street, after buying some food and vegetables for their dinner tonight. Instead of going out and eat in restaurants, they’ve been cooking their meals recently in order to save more money.


“Yuki, I think we should go to Hinatsu Fish Market next week. The price is cheaper there.”

“.........”

“And please no more broccoli and carrot. I hate that.”

“........”

“Yuki, why are you so quiet? Say something, Yuki.” Mayu said.

But Yuki didn’t answer. She just put her grocery bag on the ground, and suddenly….

.....BUAAAGGG.....

Mayu was thrown several feet away, after a certain raven girl suddenly punched her out of the blue.

"Ouuchhh!!!! Yuki....!?"

The Cyborg now was on the floor, bleeding profusely from her nose.

Yuki smirked as she looked down at the Cyborg.

"Get up!"

"Yuki, why did you punch me? Did I do something wrong?" shouted Mayu, angered, in pain, but clueless.

"Yes, you did. Now get up!"

Mayu stared at the raven girl who was standing tall in front of her.

Sighing, she wiped the blood from her nose, and tried to get up.

But just then, Yuki kicked her right on her stomach, making her rolling on the floor.
  :kickass:

"Ugghhh!!" Mayu groaned in pain, clutching onto her stomach.

"Get up, Watanabe!" Yuki said coldly. "Get up and fight me!"



Mayu was breathing heavily as she sat on the ground, staring at Yuki with a disbelief look on her face.

Mayu had received a ton of punishments from Yuki whenever she misbehaved, mostly in the form of spanking on the butt, light-slapping on the back of her head, ear pinching, etc. Just like when a mother scoldd and punished their children for being naughty.

But Mayu had never received a beating like this from Yuki before, not even a single punch. So this was kinda unexpected. Mayu thought Yuki was mad because she touched and played with her gun without asking permission (and Mayu doubted Yuki would give her permission even if Mayu asked nicely).


Grumbling, Mayu spoke, “You punched me because I took your gun, right? You don’t like seeing me playing with gun, right? You know what, once I become legal, I will buy one myself. And you can’t do anything about it.”

Yuki glared at her.

“I can’t do anything about it. But now I’m just going to teach you a lesson.”

(What lesson?) Thought Mayu.

“Let’s play a game and make a bet today. This is your favourite, right, playing games and making bets? Here’s the bet. If you can hit me, just one hit, I will give you a full permission to touch and play with my gun, from now on.”

“And what if I lose?”

“If you lose, you will have to let go off your dream to become a police officer.” Yuki said.

Mayu was stunned, her mouth agaped.

And so this is not about Yuki being angry at her for touching and playing with that gun, but it is more about Yuki disapproving her choice of a dream job. Yuki was worried for her because being a police officer is kinda dangerous.


Mayu smirked and get up slowly, ignoring her pain.

“Okay. I’ll take the bet. Let’s play, Yuki.”

Mayu stepped towards Yuki and swing her fist, going for a punch. Yuki dodged it.

Mayu went for another attempt, aiming at Yuki’s face. But her fist only met air as Yuki dodged it again effortlessly.

Feeling triggered, Mayu gathered more strength and started to attack Yuki more seriously. She’s really wanting to win this game.

Unfortunately, our little mouse was no match against the fierce raven girl.

After a series of failed punches, Yuki grabbed Mayu and threw Mayu flying in the air.

Mayu ended up on top of garbage bins. The bins fell apart, causing all of their content to be scattered on the ground, with Mayu included in the mess.

The Cyborg got up again, angrier than before, and after dusting herself from the garbage stuff, she continued to attack Yuki despite her aching body.

“Why do you care so much about what I’m going to do in the future? That is my own business, Yuki! I can do anything I want, and be anything I want. If I want to be a police officer, you have no right to forbid me. It’s a violation of human rights! And you’re not even my parent or sister!”

“What do you say? Say it again. I can’t hear you.”

“It’s violation of human rights!”

“No no! Before that!”

“Huh? Oh! I want to be police officer!”

“Yeah, that part.” Yuki smirked.

A kick then made contact to Mayu’s jaw, and she was hoisted up in the air before falling back to the ground gracefully.

“I only use 10% of my strength, yet you still can’t hit me. And you wish to be a police officer. Dream on, Cyborg!” Yuki mocked.

Mayu lied on the ground, facing the sky for a moment, thinking of something.

“You give up now? Let’s go home,” said Yuki.

“No. Not yet. Let’s continue one more round.” Mayu said and get up again, this time she was having difficulty.

Yuki could only watch her other half struggling to keep her balance.

Mayu repeated her attempt, but this time she tried to maintain herself at a close distance with Yuki during the fight. She knew Yuki wouldn’t have a heart to make her hurt more than this.

Mayu threw several punches, attempted several kicks, all were in vain.

Seeing Mayu’s face all bruised had made Yuki grew pity, and she was thinking to end this fight quickly. But then Mayu suddenly diverted her eyes at something behind Yuki. Her face gave out a frightened, shocked expression. Her mouth opened as if she wanted to say something.

Yuki was alarmed.

There was something, or someone, behind them.
Was it a vampire? Or someone with a gun?


Yuki spontaneously turned her face to check what’s behind her.

And next thing she knew, a fist made contact with her left cheek, causing her to stumble one step back.

Yuki was startled. There was nothing or noone behind them. And that fist was coming from Mayu.

Yuki heard a chuckle from Mayu.

“Hehehe~~~ ”

Yuki could not believe it. This Cyborg has tricked her again. Just like old time. How could she not see this coming? Yuki scolded herself.

That punch wasn’t very hard, in fact, it didn’t even hurt Yuki. But it was the best shot Mayu could give.

Mayu now was standing limply in front Yuki.  Her face was all bruised, her chin smeared with blood, but she was smiling like crazy.

“Hahaha!! I win, Yuki!!! I win!!! Hahaha!!!”

Yuki was speechless.

For a moment, Cyborg continued to laugh until she was losing her balance and dropped to the ground.

Sitting on the dirt, she leaned her back against one of those garbage bins, not minding the dust and the dirts covering her body. Her energy had reduced so much, after having a fight against her girlfriend. And it was their first physical fight in history.

“That’s cheating, Mayu.”

“No, Yuki. A punch is a punch. You didn’t set up any rules before the fight.”

Yuki sighed and smiled in defeat.

“Okay, you win. I’ll let you touch my gun. Just please be careful.”

Mayu nodded.

But there’s still one more issue between them, and both knew it.

“Yuki, you know why I choose to be a police officer?”

“Hm…….You said earlier because it’s cool and you want to catch criminals?”

“No. It’s because the school is free.”

“Oh really?”

“Yep. Everything is free in police academy. No admission fee. No tuition fee. Instead, you will get paid while you’re still a trainee. And you'll get paid more after you graduated from the academy. And you’ll be immediately offered a contract by the goverment to work as officials. No job seeking, no waiting time.”

“Oh, I didn’t know that.”

“Well, now you know.”

Yuki was silent for a moment, trying to comprehend their situation.

“So…..You don’t want to be a police officer?”

“Mmm….No. Not anymore.”

“So you don't want to be a doctor. And you don't want to be a police officer. What do you want then?”

The Cyborg only gave Yuki a deep, sorrowful look with her brown eyes.

“.......I don’t know Yuki….I don’t know….”

Yuki felt a pain in her chest at the sight of her other half. Mayu seemed to be a bit….desperate. And Yuki never saw Mayu in this mental state before. Mayu used to be very playful, arrogant, and too over-confident about what she’s going to do. She seems to always know what she wants and how to get it.

But now here she is, sitting on the ground against a garbage bin with trashes all around her,  saying she doesn’t know what she’s going to do for her future.


(Yuki, I’m sorry…
I’m sorry if I’m failed this time.
I’m sorry if I cannot make you proud anymore.

I don’t know what should I do next.
I’m afraid to choose.
I’m afraid to try.

I don’t know what will be waiting for me in the future.
I don’t know what kind of person I will be in the future

My father was a preacher. My mother was a florist. And Sae-chan was in the engineering department in college. They all loved what their doing.

But here I am, tired and clueless.
I don’t know what I want to do.
I may not be able to achieve anything good in this life.

My life sucks, Yuki.
Your life sucks too.
Our life sucks, we all know that.

We deserve much more than this, but the world always turns itself against us.
I have a smart brain.
My IQ was probably in the top 20% best student in this country.
I should be able to achieve something in my life, and be anything that I want to be.
And you’re also one of the strongest fighters I’ve ever met.
However….
If only things were different….
If only money wasn’t a matter…..


Yuki….I’m sorry.
I think I’m going to give up now.)




Meanwhile, Yuki just stood there in silent.
She didn’t know what to say.
She was clueless in a situation like this.
It was always Mayu who comforts her whenever they were in doubt (except when Yuki was about to go to the battle against Shinoda, it was Mayu who was panicking and then Yuki comforted her).
Most of the times, it was always Mayu who gives Yuki the courage and the strength she needs.

Now Mayu just had enough and she was being the one who needed that courage and strength, but unfortunately Yuki didn’t know how to give it. How could Yuki possibly help Mayu, when she herself doesn’t have anything in store for her?


So then Yuki crouched down in front of Mayu, and said.

“Hop on. I’ll carry you home.”

“I still can walk, Yuki.”

“I don’t care! Hop on!”

The Cyborg gave Yuki a meaningful look, and then hopped onto Yuki’s back.

They didn’t say anything on their way home. Mayu only leaned her head on the Yuki’s back, enjoying being spoiled by the older girl.

While Yuki also did the same, treasuring their moment together. She enjoyed the feeling of having Mayu’s presence and Mayu’s weight on her back. It gives Yuki a sense of being needed. That she was needed by Mayu, and that Mayu was dependent to her.

Yuki didn’t know how to help Mayu this time. So this was the least she could do for the younger girl, giving her warmth and protection.


Yuki and Mayu returned to their apartment. The other girls were shocked to see Mayu’s condition, bruised up and battered. Mayu told them she was being attacked by another yankee. But of course, only Yuki and Mayu knee what happened between them that night.



TO BE CONTINUED.


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How is that?

I really love Mayu’s character and background story here. I remember I also experienced a similar dilemma when I was in senior year in high school. Not knowing what major to choose in college and what to do in the future. Plus I also experienced a broken family and financial difficulty. Tough life isn’t it? But here, everyone has their share of medicine and bitter stuff. So who am I to complain here?

I also love how Mayu manage to trick Yuki, over and over again. She’s smart. And I’m smarter because I’m the one writing this fic LOL

And again, sorry for the agonizingly slow plot.
Traditionally a fic consists of three parts: beginning, middle, and end. So let me tell you. In this fic the beginning part is done in Chapter 1-10. The middle part will be done in Chapter 11-90. The end/conclusion will be  Chapter 91-100. Oh my, it’s still a long way to go to finish this fic (not that I’ll be able to finish it anyway). We’re only in Chapter 13  but it’s already very long. Not to mention, I tend to write longer chapters whenever I got too carried away. LOL

I know this chapter is boring for you. But because it is based on my real-life experience (of course, without all those beating/punching/kicking/gunshooting), I don’t find it boring for me. Well, I just hope you didn’t fall asleep while you were reading this chapter. LOL again


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AKB48 Fanfics / Re: Warriors - Chapter 25 [WMatsui] (12/12/2015)
« Last post by facarous on Today at 04:59:03 AM »
Hi, Sophcaro!

If I needed to describe this chapter in one word I would definitilly use "frustrating" and no, please don't misundertand me, your writing is wonderful as always. But I mean, I realy know what is love someone so much and don´t be able to say or do the right thing because your are so afraid of just mess up everything. And the right thing here is that Rena need kiss Jurina an be happy LOL no, it's just a joke, it's a joke! XD  :lol: :lol:

The right thing is talk with the heart open, be honest and let the fear behind them but both of them are fearful and that is preventing they of make the move. So... it's frustranting and thanks God for Airin!
Every person needs a friend like Airin in their lives now and then.  :yep:
Now the last but no the least is Churi. I hope Akane and Rena could talk because she's just thinking of Jurina and her wellness and right now Rena is a big no-no from Churi´s POV.

I owe you an apology for my late comment.
I know you work hard and that every chapter is carefully writing and that you take deep care of your characters and I can't find a simple word to convey how grateful I'm for never give up on wmatsui.
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