Indeed it is quite dangerous when a wrong user decides to abuse its right. But yes! Thankfully Jurina has support from her friends. @Llyloo:
True true~ Sometimes the world can be small. @ChuuuPuffss:
zomg, I know I know, Baby Chiyuu. I love you two. @ryeangryu:
Ah! I'll see what I can do then for the continuation of this (expecting that to have more wMatsui moments~) @BbSis:
Aw, I'm sure you'll find a 'cute ending' to that sort of situation for you! And indeed, Jurina has accepted Rena's feelings~ @Chanaline:
I'm glad you found it to be cute! @mo-chan:
I actually typed this out while I was somewhat stuck in this sort of situation (which thankfully I have gotten over rather quickly). And don't apologize! If you need to have someone to talk to, just poke me here in DMs (or PMs? I'm still unsure how this site works, LOL), Twitter and/or Tumblr! I'll deliver more Mayuki OS (hopefully in a much happier term) in the future~ @kahem:
I'm also glad you found this cute!
Here's an Atsumina (depressive) OS~
I recommend listening to either one of these for added effects during the entire fiction (or just go find some melancholic OSTs yo).
Ashes of Dream/Aratanaru:
Also, I'm unsure if we want a second part to this, so feel free to tell me if this needs to be 2-part OS!
(Ya know... I think this should be changed from 'LoyalFlutist's Haven' to 'LoyalFlutist's Depressive OS' LOL.)
I'll Do Anything For You [Atsumina]
I sat in front of a young girl. A young girl the same age as me. Straight black shoulder-length hair, her eyes closed as she peacefully was breathing. In and out she breathed. In and out. With every breath she takes in; taking in small portions of the Earth’s oxygen, her chest rise up. And her chest fell down in a slow motion as she exhaled. The pale color that covered her entire skin as she laid on the white bed; covered with the white sheets. Both arms resided by her side in a neat and orderly fashion. Long, bony fingers were slightly bent naturally.
Machine standing nearby and prepared were showing her blood pulse and heart rates. A beep every three seconds resonating in the silent air other than our respiratory system working out loud. There was an IV bag hanging overhead on her left. The thin, clear cord was connected to her left wrist; a white adhesive bandage wrapped around to keep it from moving anywhere other than its original position.
I was on the wooden stool, seated by the right side of her resting body. Wearing a casual black sweat pant and white t-shirt, I ran my hand through my disheveled hair. I heed no attention to my looks and fashion. It’s been almost a full week since I stayed by her side.
Stayed by Maeda Atsuko’s side.
I remember the reason why she landed in this hospital. It was clear as crystal, clear as if it had happened not even a minute again, clear as though it was recorded and implanted within my memory bank.
Atsuko was sick. Cancer to be specific. She had cancer. And she was dying from it.
How we first met was purely a coincidence back in our first year of high school. Both of us were classmates within our assigned classroom. I was considered a midget and made fun of constantly, but respected highly of as president of the class. Atsuko was the perfect role model aside from Yokoyama Yui and the ‘Ace’ of our class. No. Ace of our school. The two of us simply chatted with each other. Conversed in conversations that students would have with each other during school. Soon our bonds grew the more we spoke to each other. Closer and closer we became till we were inseparable best friends. Never leaving by one sides for another.
Despite the fights and drama that came at our way; a couple times where we thought we never will get back together, we instead were drawn back together. Like a bee to a flower. I am the bee and Atsuko is the flower and vice versa. Or we’re like magnets. Always attracting each other back into one.
I remember during the final year of our high school, our feelings for each other were strong. So strong that not even a simple friendship could be entitled upon our relationship. So strong that we fell in love with each other. At first, we were hesitant. What would society, especially our school, classmates and friends, think about us? We could be rejected from the community. Shunned from those close to us. An eyesore to the public eyes. So we weren’t able to tell each other how we felt. Until the day I knew Atsuko had cancer.
I was shocked. Furious. Upset. All emotions just slammed into me as though someone had thrown a huge boulder at my direction and directly hit all of my vital parts. Atsuko had been hiding it. Telling me that it was progressing slowly when she was young but beginning to pick up its pace during this final year in high school. She told me she honestly didn’t want me to worry about her. Didn’t expect our friendly classmate relationship to turn into something so much more. Even more than best friends.
“I don’t want you to feel sad when I’m leaving this world, Minami. I don’t know exactly when my due date is, but I know for sure I won’t be able to live past the age of 21. I want you to please… leave and forget about me. Forget about my existence and move on.”
She wanted me to leave. Take this chance to delete her from my life; my memories. Take this chance to pretend she never existed and resume back to my normal life as a student who leads her classroom as president for the fourth year. But even if I wanted to, I could never get rid of her presence from my heart. I was already in love with her. I love her. I love her so much to the point that I will be willing to lay down my life and sacrifice it for the sake of saving hers. I want to take away her cancer and implant it into my body if I have to.
Tears were escaping from my eyes as I spoke out the words that were pulled out from the bottom of my heart.
“Atsuko. I don’t care if you have cancer or not, I will never leave your side. I will always stand by you and love you, no matter what life throws at us. I will be with you until the very end-no. Maybe even more than that.”
Taking her hand with both of mine, I remembering choking back on the sound that emerged from my throat as I cried. My head lowered till my light brown bangs covered my eyes that were shut. Hiccuping was heard as I gripped onto her hand tightly. I too then heard the sound of Atsuko crying in front of me. Both of us envelop each other into a tight hug. A hug that felt as though we both won’t be separated from any sort of forces.
A couple minutes has passed as we ceased our crying. Now looking directly at each others eyes, I could remember seeing those dark pair staring back at me. Eyes that were dark brown, warm and comforting eyes despite the tears seen from the corners. I was only able to blink, just staring at those memorizing pair. Then she lowered her face due to my height. Getting closer and closer till the tip of our noses barely touched each other.
There was a small pause between the two of us. Before we knew it, we had our lips connected together. It was gentle, full of our emotions as the tears from our cheeks mixed in. It lasted for a few seconds before we parted. Looking at each others eyes once more, we then confessed our feelings and decided to stick with each other till the very end.
After graduating from high school, she worked part-time in a bakery shop with me. Renting an apartment and staying close with each other ever since we first met. The business went well and many customers would stop by and even donate a couple spare coins towards it. It went on about two years. Working together, it looked as though life has turned to the best for the two of us.
But then there was Atsuko’s cancer. We hadn’t entirely forgotten about her health at all. Just last week, she had suddenly collapsed. Passed out on the floor with her pulse weakened. Medics and emergency medical team rushed and took her to the hospital. The doctors soon proclaimed that her lifeline might end anytime soon within a week at most.
I just couldn’t believe that our times together would end like this. We were soon planning to be married in another year before this happened. The year when she turns 21.
Flicking my sloppily tied ponytail over my shoulder, I took ahold of her right hand. I brought it close to my chest, trying to warm up the cold hand.
“Can you feel my heart beat, Atsuko?” I asked her. No answer as expected. I bit the bottom of my lip as I answered in her place. “My heart beats for you, Atsuko. I just wish I could take away your pain and leave you to become happy.”
Unexpectedly, there was a bright flash of white light that blinded my vision. It all happened too fast. A wince slipped out of my slightly parted lips from the brightness. Then the next thing I knew, I saw someone standing right over Atsuko’s sleeping figure. Or more like hovering above her body.
That someone was a young woman. A woman dressed fully in white with white angel wings sprouting from both sides of her body. Long and strong, feathers from it were drifting slowly downward to the cold, white tiled hospital floor; upon contact with the surface it disappeared as an illusion. It then folded itself and stayed behind her back. Gentle yellow lights radiated from her like a Buddha. This person… is like an angel.
She doesn’t look to be old as I had expected. Probably around her 20s if she was a human being. Short brown hair with a small smile on her face. This girl truly was beautiful for an angel. Was I hallucinating?
“My name is Shinoda Mariko the Angel. I’m here to offer you a choice that pertains to this young lady right below me,” she spoke in an angelic, strong voice.
My eyes widen when I heard her utter those words. Still keeping my hold on Atsuko’s cool hand, I opened my mouth to speak while squinting my eyes.
“What do you mean by that?”
A slight, light-heart chuckle from her direction was heard.
“I see that you are interested, hm? Very well then.”
The so-called woman-er, angel, Mariko, approached to my side and rested her hand on top of my right shoulder. She leaned forth, whispering into my ears.
“I will be able to save the person you love so dearly in exchange for you existence from this world.”
“H-Huh?” I whipped my head at her and gaped at what I was offered. “I-In exchange for my… ‘existence’?”
A nod. “Yes. I will be able to save this young lady here in exchange for you existence from this world. You won’t be found anywhere. All records of your stay here on Earth will vanish and disappear. And not a single person will remember who or even what you are.”
I didn’t know what to say. I was speechless. Speechless at the criteria. I finally was able to have a chance to save Atsuko, the person I truly loved. But in exchange, she will… completely forget about who I am and will live a life where I am nonexistent. A life without Takahashi Minami. A life where her closest friend and lover had never happened. Just what kind of deal did I have to agree on in order to save her? Isn't there another option? A long exhale left my nose, taking in all of the information into my head.
I rubbed my eyes. Pinched myself and slapped my cheeks to give myself a reality check.
Nope. Still found myself still in the same exact position. Looks like this is reality and isn’t a dream at all. The angel was still standing by my side, hands on her hips. And Atsuko was still motionless in the patient’s bed. I licked my dry, chapped lips and closed my eyes.
"Is there any other agreements that I could agree on?"
“....Will you truly save her from this fateful event if I were to agree to that offer then?”
“I will. The heavenly God from above will bestow divine restorations upon her health and completely wipe out any sort of diseases and illnesses even if it’s incurable.”
My eyelids snapped open and surprisingly, did not feel… upset when she told me that. Straightening my back, I told her my answer.
“Then I’ll agree with you. I accept the offer.”
I didn’t know what was going to happen, but I immediately saw the effect go into place. Mariko vanished from my sight and was never found ever again. Still sitting on the same stool, I saw my hand slowly disappear bit by bit. My fingers went through Atsuko’s hand; sparkles and small balls of light rising up from where my fingers once were.
“So I’m really going to be gone…”
I got up from my seat and watched the sleeping figure. I saw the color that she once had return back and replacing the deathly, sick pale skin in an instant. Hints of pink was seen on her cheeks as the vitals on the machines returned back to its normal state. Her chest still rising and falling at a stable pace. Warmth felt from her. A sad smile crossed my face as I brought my already-disappearing hands to cup her face.
“Forgive me, Acchan. Minami here wanted you to be healthy and happy for her sake.”
She was going to forget me. Forget that she has fallen in love with the midget Takahashi Minami. Move on from her life as I was never here on Earth. I'm not sure how I felt about this, but as long as she is happy, then I too am happy for her. She'll finally be able to live the life of a normal person. Be able to pursue her dream of becoming a singer.
I brushed aside a strand of hair that rested on top of her cheek. Then I leaned in, giving her one last kiss; a kiss of farewell for eternity. My eyes were closed, feeling her pink lips touch mine. I stayed in that position for as long as I can, trying to savor the moment before I felt my arms fading away into nothing, unable to feel Atsuko below me. Parting away from her, a single tear streamed down my cheek. It dropped down from my face and down onto hers.
“Sayonara, Maeda Atsuko.”
Ah-That was sorta lame with the random ending. Please don't kill me for this.