Hurray for holiday
*In the late morning, Ookabuki’s room.
The first thing that I heard today was a, “wake up, sleepy-head”, and it was followed by a blinding light. I grumbled a “hrmmm...” and covered my eyes from the light. I rubbed my eyes a few times and sat up on the bed. Then I saw her standing by window. It seemed like she was just opened the curtain. That explains the blinding light. She walked to me, kissed my cheek, and sat on the bed.
“What time is it now?”
“Almost ten o’clock.”
“Oh….” Ten, huh? Wait, ten?? “You’re not joking right?”
“Why should I?” she asked me back.
“Er… nothing.” It was rare for me to oversleep like this. It must’ve connected to how late I went to sleep last night. Sigh… her hugged me all night long was just… not good for my health. Not good for my beauty sleep, actually.
“Why don’t you stay here today?”
I frowned at that. I would like to stay here with her, but…. “I can’t. Dance’ll come to my apartment after school.”
“Does she come to your place every day?” Did I hear jealousy in her voice?
“Sure, she does. She’s my underling after all. My most faithful underling, though I won’t say that to her.”
“Yep, she has been following me around for more than four years after all.”
Why was she so silent? Was she jealous? At Dance? Oh, come on. She’s my underling for God’s sake. I took a glance at her. She looked… sad? Perhaps disappointed was more fitting. Argh…, that’s why I don’t like to have relationship with people, be it friends or more than that, you have to be careful with your words and action so you won’t hurt anyone. Thank God, Rappapa`s member knows me so well.
“Err…, I have to go. I have to get back before Dance come.” It was partially true. But, mostly, I was afraid if I stay longer, I’ll hurt her more. I stood up and looking for my clothes.
“What?” She walked towards me, holding my hand. “Can you stay for a bit more?” I had to stop my sigh from coming out from my mouth. “You should have some breakfast first.”
“Alright, I’ll go after that.” I can’t just go now, can I?
She beamed at me, “alright, I’ll be waiting downstairs. Go get ready and change your clothes.” She said while walking to the door.
Sigh…, I hope I’m not making another mistake. I wonder how I can I resist to not come to her when we’re in school later, considering how whipped I am when it came to her.
*At dining room.
The sight that welcomed me when I entered the dining room took me by surprise. There, in the table, was served a full complete set of Japanese breakfast. I stared at her flabbergasted.
“Didn’t you say your mother busy with her career? How come she cooked so much in the morning?”
“Who said it was my mom`s?” She crossed her arms in front of her body.
“You made all of this?” I pointed the food. “It’s not poisoned isn’t it?”
“How could you say that?” She glared at me. “Just shut up and eat.”
I raised my eyebrow at her. Did she order me to shut up? She damn well know who I am, right? She sighed, walked to me and hugged me. “Come on… let’s just eat.” She pecked my lips. “Okay?” I tried to control my temper. I can feel myself calming slowly. Sigh….
“Okay, let’s eat.” I said after I got myself to calm down. She smiled and pushed me to sit on the chair.
“Itadakimasu.” I took a sip of the Miso Soup hesitantly. Er… oh…it’s quite good. I took a bite of the salmon. It’s good too.
She was watching me all the time. “Is it good enough?” She asked nervously. “I never cooked for anyone else before.”
I gulped the food in my mouth. “It’s good.” I took a bite again. “I’ll be happy if I can eat the food you had cooked every day.” I added nonchalantly.
“What?” ‘Huh? What’s what?’ And then I remembered what I just said… ‘Shit, did I just say what I think I said?’ I look at her reddened face. ‘Damn, I truly said it.’
“Er… I mean it’s good enough, that I like it.” Lame… I face-palmed myself in my mind.
“Oh? Should I make a bento for you every day?” She truly has a fast recovery, huh?
“And how you give me the bento in school?” I rolled my eyes.
She scrunched her face. “You’re right.”
We spend the rest of the breakfast in silence, not the tense silence, but the comfy silence. Which is broken by the sound of the bell after a few minutes. ‘Damn it, whenever I’m in peaceful state someone has to come and ruin it.’
“I’ll get it. Finish your breakfast.” She said and then she walked out of the room.
And then I heard someone talked to her. “Are you feeling better today, Aneki?” Damn it. Kokabuki?? This was bad. I know I should leave earlier.
“Err… fine. Um, can you stay here for a bit, Kokabuki?” I heard her voice. And then she came back to the dining room.
“I thought you said she rarely came here?” I hissed at her immediately.
“She was. I don’t even know why she comes…. Oh, God, I have to tell her the truth now.”
“What?!” I barked at her. “No way, I don’t want anyone to know about our past, and about us now.”
She walked to me and held my hand. “I have to, we can’t keep this as a secret forever.” She pecked my lips. “Don’t worry, she won’t betray my trust. And besides, I won’t give her the detail. I’ll just tell her we’re known each other since childhood.”
“And if she ask what am I to you?”
She stared at me softly and kissed my lips gently. “Then I’ll tell her you’re the most important person for me.” She then walked out of the room again.
And I could hear her voice again. “Kokabuki, I want to tell you something. But, don’t you dare slip this information out to anyone. And this is an order.” There’s a short pause and then I could heard Kokabuki`s voicing a “yes”. I could hear footsteps came closer towards here. And there, in the entrance of the dining room stood Tomo and her sister.
Kokabuki glared at me and let out a grumbled, “Rappapa…” while I glared back at her with the same, if not more, hostility. She turned towards her Aneki. “Why is she here?” She looked at the food in the table. “Did the two of you eat together?”
“Is that a problem, Kokabuki?” I cracked my knuckles. “Well, thanks for the ‘breakfast’ I have lots of energy to spend now.” I now I should’ve said nothing, but I can’t stop myself to not shot back at her, and let her know that her Aneki is belong to me. Have I said that I don’t like her sister? Well, I said it now didn’t I?
“B-breakfast?” She stuttered the word. She looked at her Aneki who’s just sighed, and then she glared back at me.
“Girls, stop that.” I stood up and glaring menacingly at her sister. She sighed again and added, “Stop that ‘now’. I don’t want a fight erupted in my home.”
“Tch…, fine.” I’ve finished eating after all. I walked to her, and then I patted her head, “thanks for the food.” She smiled at me and nodded. I walked towards the entrance of the dining room which is still blocked by Kokabuki.
“Out of the way.” I barked at her. She’s still glared at me, but her Aneki signaled her to move out and let me pass. Before I was out I hissed at her menacingly. “If someone knows about me and your Aneki, I’ll hunt you down and throw your dead body to the sea.”
I heard Tomo sighed again, and then she walked towards us. “Girls… behave.” She held my hand, “I’ll walk you out. Kokabuki, wait for me here.”
*In the entrance of Ookabuki`s home.
“Sorry, I truly didn’t know she would come.”
“Nah, it’s alright. I should go soon after all. Before Dance come to my apartment.” She forced a smile at me. Huh? Don’t tell me she really is jealous towards Dance.
“Will you come here tomorrow?”
Hmm… “I’m sorry, I can’t. I’ll go to school tomorrow.” Yeah, I have to talk to Torigoya.
“I see.” She looked disappointed. “Well, contact me later okay?”
“Sure… and make sure your sister won’t tell anyone, or else.”
She smiled at me, “I know, don’t worry.”
*The next day, Majisuka Jo Gakuen, Shibuya`s and Torigoya`s class.
I walked to my class, I looked around trying to find Torigoya. Some low-level yankees, who’s happen to be my classmate came to me.
“Oy, Shibuya, I heard three Queens of the Rappapa got beaten by juniors.” She smirked at me, while I give her a death glare. “Looks like Rappapa is not as strong as it seems. Right?” She asked her fellow low-life behind her who’s snickering or, the bravest one, laugh openly.
She opened her mouth to say another insult, but before she managed to say a thing I gave her a hard jab on her face, sent her flying for a meter or so, instantly KO-ed her. One of her friend came to punch my face, but I crouched down to dodge it and sent a direct punch to her torso, followed by an upper-cut and a kick to her body. And she’s also KO-ed in an instant. The third girl trying to gave me a jab, but I dodged to the side and catches her hand, and give it a painful twist, dislocated her arm. She fell to the floor, and screamed in pain. The other girls back down slowly. Afraid.
I give my ‘classmates’ my deathliest glare, a Queen’s glare. “Anyone still want to say something? I still have a lot of energy, you know.” I cracked my knuckles to give more impact on my words. Their face looked as white as chalk. “Any of you seen Torigoya?”
They shook their head in unison. I kicked the nearest chair out of frustration, and walked out the class. Perhaps Torigoya’s in Rappapa`s Room. I walked to the top of Majijo in a bad mood, thanks to that stupid yankees. I punched and kicked whoever came in my direction without care. Grrr… this was all Maeda`s fault.
I finally arrived in Rappapa`s Room, our underling minus Dance, since my diligent underling must’ve still in her class, it’s still early after all, stood in the corner near the door, while Torigoya was looking out from the window. Sado wasn’t around.
“Get out!” I barked to our underling. They seemed surprised seeing me here, while Torigoya… was being herself. She’s still in her own world.
“Shi-shibuya-senpai. Are you well enough now?” Showa asked me.
Grrr… don’t they understand my words? “I said out, I want to talk to Torigoya alone.”
They finally left. After make sure that no one is around, I walked to Torigoya and called her. No response. I face-palmed myself and sighed. ‘God, what an… airhead.’ For some reason, even though I’m hot-blooded I rarely lose my patience when it comes to Torigoya, it has to be related to the fact that we’re in the same class since freshman year and somehow we’re getting along well with each other, and she’s surprisingly nice to talked to. Oh, and also Gekikara, me and Black came from the same Junior High, even though I never talked to Black before we’re invited to the Rappapa by Yuko-san, while Gekikara is my fighting buddies. There was one times before our Junior High graduation day when she saw me fighting against more than ten Yabakune students on my own. And since she was bored, she decided to ‘join the fun’. And after that we came to respect each other and decided to enrolled to Majijo, since Majijo is the strongest yankee`s school and also Yabakune`s nemesis. And Geki bring Black along since they are close friend.
During our first semester in Majijo, Yuko-san saw Geki and me fighting Yabakune students, again. She didn’t intervere or even joins in, she just watched us fighting and saw something in us. She approached us afterwards and asked us to join her to the top of Majijo, to rebuild the Rappapa. At first we’re think she’s strange, and weird. But then, after a few encounter, we gradually came to respect her, her strength, her genki self, and more importantly we owe her our life. She’s not only strong, but wise also. Her so called ‘pep-talk’ has helped us more than once. She helped us to become a better person. And so, it’s not a wonder that we will do anything for her. But, for Torigoya, it’s seems like she is more than that. Which is the reason why I wanted to talk to her.
After I called her for the third time she finally snapped out of her world and saw me.
“A… Shibuya? When did you come?”
I face-palmed myself and sighed. “I was here for almost 15 minutes.”
“I didn’t see you.”
I face-palmed myself again. “It’s alright.” I opened my bag and took her notebook and give it back to her. “It’s yours, right?”
“A…, yes. Dance borrowed it from me two day ago.” She took it and put it in her pocket.
“By the way, about the ‘Yuu-chan’you wrote in there…” I trailed off, don’t know what to said.
She walked to Yuko-san`s chair and looked at it fondly. “You saw that?”
“Yeah. Don’t be so careless next time. Luckily Dance didn’t see it. You do know we shouldn’t show weakness in front of other people, right?” I speak softly to her.
“It’s love not weakness. I love Yuko-san, so what if others know about it. I don’t care about what others may say.”
I was shocked. I know how stubborn she can get, but…, “Yeah, but what if others use it against us? What will you do then?”
“Love is what makes us strong. Being able to love is what makes us human. I believe that to love is the greatest gift for a human.” I just stared at her, dumbstruck with what she had said. ‘Is she really Torigoya or Yuko-san possessed her body?’
She smiled at me, looks like she knows what I’m thinking about. “Yuko-san told me that. She also said that no matter whom the person is, where or when you fall in love. Love is never wrong. But, sometimes people tend to do the wrong thing and get blinded by love. But, love itself is never wrong.”
I smiled back at her, “that’s Yuko-san, alright.” Silence filled the room for a moment. I could hear the hushed voices of Majijo students below. “How come Yuko-san told you that?”
“She said that to me while we’re talking about us.”
“Me and her.” She smiled fondly with a faraway look in her eyes.
“I see.” Torigoya is strong, perhaps not physically, but mentally she is strong. I admire her unwavering feeling towards our leader. While me… sigh… I hope I can say I don’t care about what others may say too. But, not right now, maybe sometime later in the future. I just hope that Tomo want to wait for me a little bit longer. “What if you fall in love with someone you shouldn’t? Someone from lower position? Did she tell you about that?”
She stared at me and tilted her head to the side. “No, she didn’t. But I’m in lower position than her. So it shouldn’t matter, right?”
I rolled my eyes. ‘Airhead.’ “Yeah, but you’re a Queen for God’s sake, so it doesn’t matter much. What I mean is, what if you fall in love with someone who’s not in Rappapa?”
She stared at me again. It kinda made me feel uncomfortable. “Is it Dance?”
“Do you fall in love with Dance?”
“What???! Are you crazy?? She’s my underling.” I shouted in response. How come Dance came into her mind? “Jeeezzz… why you people always put Dance and me together?”
“Well… she’s always following you around, so…” she pouted at me because I shouted at her, “it’s not hard for love to blossom from that closeness.”
“Well it’s not her.” I said, still pissed off.
She stared at me again as if I am an experimental subject. “It’s… not… her…,” she said slowly, “so you really are in love with someone right now. Why I don’t realize it sooner? That’s must be the reason you asked about that.”
‘Damn, stupid, idiot… how could you let it slip?’ I tried to put a straight face. “Well, it’s just hypothetically speaking.”
‘Stupid, idiot, ignorant, dumb, dense, slow…’ I was still scolding myself when her soft voice cut my berating.
“You know, as Yuko-san said love is never wrong. So, as long as you don’t go stealing other people`s partner I guess that’s okay. Love is love, right? And I really want to know who the person who is able to steal the heart of our hot-blooded queen.” She winked at me. “And I hope whoever that person is, that person has a kind heart and an ocean-sized bucket full of patience to deal with your temper.” She added with a smirk.
I narrowed my eyes at her. “You were hanging around Sado too much.”
She giggled softly. “I’m sorry. It’s just a wonder, really. For ‘you’ to fall in love, it’s truly is one of the seven wonders.”
I glared at her. “If you dare to say it to anyone else…” ‘Even if I have to face Yuko-san`s wrath…’ “I’ll…”
She’s pouting at me. “Of course I won’t. I’m just teasing you around. You got riled up so easily, that’s why Sado like to tease you.”
I just rolled my eyes at that. “Whatever…”
“And speaking of Sado…,” she said after a while, “she said we have to woken ‘her’ up.”
I snapped my head towards her. Her long hair blocked her face from my view. “When?” I asked.
“If I failed too…”
“You won’t.” I cut her.
“Hear me out first. If I failed too…., please protect Majijo. The other Queens are still unwell, and Sado has a lot in her mind. Please protect Yuu-chan`s Majijo and Rappapa.”
“… You don’t need to ask me that. Of course, I will.” ‘With my life.’
Yay for holiday
That's chapter 10. Thanks for reading, hope you like it. Sorry for misspelling and bad grammar.
@lollita90: I'm glad you like it. It's alright, you can call me Stv or Wong, or both. But, Wong is actually my family`s name.
I'm from Indonesia. We're celebrating our Indepence Day anniversary and holiday from one of the religion here. So, yeah, long weekend for me.
@bunny_rabbit: LOL... perhaps, though I can't make them smooching out in school. It'll be... disasterous for Shibuya
@korisunyan: gee... you embarassed me
glad you like it.
@kahem: thanks for reading and commenting
@haruko: yes... i can't help myself, I tempted to put some Kojiyuu since they are also my OTP. Too bad they'll have a sad ending in MJGK series.
@bochang: bzzt... wrong...
my name is steve, yes, but I'm afraid you've mistaken me for someone else.
glad you like the story, and for the twist... well, we'll see (since i haven't write the next chapter yet.)
@sieka: waaah.... thanks for commenting my story
well, i can't write adult rated fic well, so....
Perhaps a little bit of drama, though it won't turn into a drama-fest, since i don't like it much.
Heh..., tell me about it. I know she has this tsundere character, but come on...
i'm also getting tired seeing her always tsun-tsun towards Tomo~mi in some of the fics here. Where's the dere-dere?
I agreed on your opinion about Shibuya. She is... frustrating, especially in MJGK 2.
For now, Kokabuki still able to tone Shibuya's temper down. But, for how long?
If it was me, i'll just go and leave her alone. But, if I make Kokabuki do that this fics is basically finish
And again, thank for reading
@sakura_drop_: I also agreed with you. Sieka-san`s fics are really good.
thanks for reading and commenting