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Also, someone new appears in this chapter! A new pair makes it appearance too!
Chapter 10“Sentences with quotation and in bold” = Yui’s thoughtsItalics = flashback
Yui places the star charm inside the wooden box and back into its respectful place in the drawer. She glances at the clock and realizes she has slept for about an hour or so. She gets up to go take a nice, warm bath.
Once Yui steps into the warm water, her body slowly releases the tension on her shoulders and eventually she feels relaxed throughout her whole body.
She closes her eyes and her mind starts to wander off about the dream she just had.“Could it be…the Paru in my dreams is the same person as Miyuki’s cousin, Haruka aka Paruru? Perhaps, this is why I have been getting more and more of these dreams. Maybe, it is because of her. Ever since, Haruka-san entered my life, my dreams have become more frequent than usual. I have so many unanswered questions. I need to get to know more about Haruka-san background.”
Yui can feel a headache coming with all these constant thoughts floating through her head. She stays inside the warm bath for a little longer before getting out and wrapping a towel around her body. She wipes the fog up mirror in her bathroom and can see the tiredness in her eyes despite having a nap for an hour or so.
Yui dries her body and dresses into her comfortable clothes. She walks out of her bathroom while drying her hair with a towel. When she steps outside, two pair of eyes stare right back at her. The intruder is now sitting quietly on her bed.
Yui smiles brightly and slowly walks toward the intruder who has entered her room without any permission.
She lifts up the intruder and nuzzles her nose against his. “Bisu! I haven’t seen you in a while! Where have you been hiding? You always greet me when I come home! Wait, did you sneak over to Sayaka’s house again?” The cat just simply rubs his cheeks against Yui’s as if to distract her from the fact that he might have sneak over without her knowing.
Bisu and Sayaka actually get along with each other. Sayaka finds the cat so cute that she once told Yui, she might just steal him away from her one day. Whenever Yui is running errands, Bisu will sneak over to Sayaka’s house to seek for companion. Yui lost count as to how many times she has to go next door to Sayaka’s house and retrieve Bisu back. “I must have been so occupied with the dreams that I have neglect Bisu. Gomen, Bisu!”
Yui is glad that the next two following days are weekends. She can stay home and rest more rather than worry her friends at school. She decides to kill time by getting a head start on her homework. Bisu is lying comfortable on Yui’s lap. Here and now, Yui finds herself lightly scratching Bisu on the head. Yui likes having Bisu around her, she feels calm when he is by her side.
After halfway through her homework, her fingers start to hurt from all the writing she has been doing. Stretching her muscles, she looks down at Bisu. A smile plastered on her face as she sees how peacefully Bisu is sleeping on her lap.
Figure that she needs to clear her mind; she gently carries Bisu to her bed and kisses the cat on his forehead. She quietly whispers to the cat before leaving the house for a stroll. “Bisu, I am going to go take a stroll. Do not sneak over to Sayaka’s house, okay?” Knowing that the cat cannot verbally respond, she trusts him to have heard her and understand. She pats him on the head once more and left the house.
“Onee-chan! Paruru and I are home!” Miyuki announced.
Paruru and Miyuki take off their shoes and neatly place them into the shoe storage. They both walk towards the living room and see two people sitting on the couch watching television.
“Ohayou, onee-chan, Yuki-san!” Paruru and Miyuki greeted.
Yukirin awkwardly greets back as she stills feel uncomfortable around them ever since the kitchen incident. Mayu has her head resting on Yukirin’s lap while Yukirin is gently stroking Mayu’s hair.
“Welcome home! Have you two eaten anything yet? Yukirin made some extra curry rice in the kitchen. You both can go help yourself.” Mayu said without taking her eyes off of the television.
“Arigato, Yuki-san” they silently walk to the kitchen and enjoy their meal.
Mayu got bored after the show she was watching is over, so she turns her head towards Yukirin’s waist and nuzzles her head into Yukirin’s stomach. She wraps her arms around the waist and closes her eyes. She comfortably enjoys cuddling into Yukirin. Yukirin awed over the sight that is display in front of her. She keeps stroking Mayu’s hair, admiring the peaceful angelic beauty silently sleeping.
Yukirin makes sure that Mayu has fallen into deep sleep before gently carrying her in a bridal style. She does not want Mayu to catch a cold in the living room so she escorts her to her bedroom.
Yukirin softly places Mayu on her bed and gets under the cover herself. Mayu automatically wraps her arms securely around Yukirin’s waist. Yukirin cuddles into the embrace and kisses Mayu on the forehead and joins her into dreamland.
Miyuki happily proclaims, “Hmm…this curry rice is so delicious! Onee-chan is so lucky to have a girlfriend that cooks delicious food for her!”
Paruru chuckles, “Sayaka-san doesn’t cook for you?”
The thought of Sayanee cooking for her makes her heart skip a beat. “Sayanee secretly cooks for me. She doesn’t want anyone to know especially Jonishi Kei because Kei-chan will tease her about it.”
“But, it is just cooking. There is nothing embarrassed about that. In fact, it is quite romantic.” Paruru said before she puts a spoonful of rice into her mouth.
“Exactly, it is romantic! But, Kei-chan and Sayanee both want to keep their so-called “cool” and “dominant” image. If one of them finds out that the other has done something romantic for their girlfriend, then non-stop teasing will happen.” Miyuki explained.
“It is okay to get tease. They both should just let it go. Being romantic once in a while doesn’t hurt.” Paruru said.
Miyuki replies, “I know! I wish they thought the same as you. They just won’t admit to each other that they are actually the romantic type of person.”
Paruru nods her head. “When I have the opportunity, I will let them know.”
Miyuki notices that Paruru has not been eating much of her food and just aimlessly stirring around with her spoon. “Ne, Paruru, are you worried about Yui-han?”
“Am I that obvious? She seems very tired today. I can tell it has happened to her before, since Sayaka-san reacted a bit severely. Do you know what is going on with Yui-san?”
Miyuki shakes her head. “Only Sayanee knows more than I do. They are very close friends. When I first met them, they were already inseparable.”
Paruru caught a hint of any emotion when Miyuki said that. She wasn’t sure if it was jealousy or something else.
“Are you jealous of their close bond?” Paruru curiously asked. “I can sense an emotion coming out of your tone just now.”
Miyuki giggles, “I was once jealous with the two of them, but not anymore. When I first met Sayanee, I immediately fell in love. When she introduced me to Yui-han, I saw how well they complement with each other and thought they were dating. I will admit I envy their closeness, but Sayanee assures me that they are just close friends and that nothing more can ever happen.”
“Oh souka, it is understandable, you tend to form a close and unbreakable bond with your childhood buddy.” Paruru smiles sadly as she reminisces about her childhood memories. “But, why was Sayaka-san so certain that nothing could have happen?”
Miyuki replies, “I also ponder the same as you, so I asked her one day.” Miyuki and Sayanee have started dating not long ago and they are casually taking a stroll around the park. When they spotted a nearby bench, they decide to rest there for a while.
Miyuki had her arms cling onto Sayaka’s left arm and laid her head on Sayaka’s shoulder. Sayaka nervously sat there as she has never felt her heart beating so rapidly.
“Ne, Sayanee, can I ask you a personal question?” Miyuki asked.
Sayaka tries to calm her heart down and stutters out, “Hai…what…what do you want to know?”
Sensing Sayanee nervousness, Miyuki comments, “Relax, Sayanee, I do not bite. You don’t have to answer it after hearing it.”
“Don’t worry, I have nothing to hide, go ahead.” Sayaka confidently said.
Miyuki starts to ask, “When you told me that nothing more can happen between you and Yui-han, why were you so sure?”
Sayaka instantly turns her body to face Miyuki. “Before I answer that question, did I do something wrong to make you doubt my love for you? Milky, I only have feelings for you!” Sayaka looks into Miyuki’s eyes full of sincerity and seriousness.
Miyuki immediately blushes and said, “No, you didn’t do anything. I know you love me. I was just curious. You seem very positive about it too.”
“Oh, sorry…I didn’t mean to overreact like that.” Sayaka lowers her head, but it was swiftly lifted by Miyuki. Miyuki pecks Sayaka on the cheeks to tell her that she has nothing to apologize for. A hint of pink is visible on Sayaka’s cheek.
Sayaka looks shyly at Miyuki, “Ahem…to answer your question, it is simple. Nothing can ever happen is because someone from Yui’s past has already stolen her heart. No one can ever replace it. I don’t know if Yui-han can see it or not, but I can tell that Yui-han already likes that someone, long before she even met me.”
“Paruru, are you okay?” Miyuki waves her head in front of Paruru’s face, hoping to get her attention. Paruru has spaced out a little after hearing what Miyuki told her.
Paruru finally snaps out of it and apologize to Miyuki. Miyuki has a concern look, but decides to let it slide. They both clean up their mess and went to their respective room.
Paruru lay comfortably on her bed. She takes out the key locket from under her school uniform and stares deeply at it. “Please remember…”
Coincidentally, Yui finds herself back to the place when she first met Haruka, the front of the café. She smiles as the scenes from that day play out into her mind like a silent movie.
She enters the café to enjoy a cup of tea and Fuu-chan is the one that greets her.
“Just you today, Yui-han?” Fuu-chan kindly asked.
Yui-han answers, “Hai, I was just taking a stroll and I somehow ended up here, so I thought I would enjoy a cup of tea while I am here.”
“One cup of tea, coming right up!” Fuu-chan excuses herself.
When Yui came inside the café, Churi happen to observe her. She saw the troublesome expression hiding behind the smile Yui gave to Fuu-chan.
Churi walks over to a certain customer who was sitting on the counter drawing something. “Ne, Airin, stop for a second and look at Yui-san.”
Airin did as she is told and turns back to Churi for an explanation. “What is it that you want me to see?”
“Well…what did you see?” Churi asked.
Airin responds, “She does have a nice body if that is what you are implying.” Airin instantly gets smack in the head by Churi.
“Churi, what was that for?”
“For being a hentai! Who told you to check out another girl when your girlfriend is standing right here!?!”
“Mou, Churi, you were the one who told me to look at her! Besides, you know I will never cheat on you. Aishiteru, Churi!”
Churi blushes upon the confession, but quickly compose herself. “I am asking you to look at her as in what you see from her expression, not her body. Draw her, and then get back to me.” Churi asks Airin to draw because Airin is able to read people better in her drawings rather than in person.
Airin complies with the request. Within a matter of minutes, she fully drew Yui. She waves at Churi to come over, signifying that she is done with the drawing. “I can see that she is lost, trouble, and tired. Someone or something is clouding her mind and she is looking for answers, but doesn’t know where to start. Am I right?”
Churi rewards Airin with a kiss on the cheeks. “Good job, here eat this lovely cake I baked for you.”
Churi then calls Fuu-chan over, “Fuu-chan, I want you to take a break and talk to Yui-san. Something seems to be bothering her. She looks like she needs someone to talk to.”
Fuu-chan glances over at Yui and nods her head to Churi.
“Is this seat taken?” Fuu-chan politely asked.
Yui looks up and smiles, “No, please sit. Are you on your break?”
Fuu-chan nods her head, “I am order by someone to take a break and talk to you.”
Yui smiles and glances over at Churi, mouthing “arigato”. Churi cares for her customers and friends a lot. She wants to make sure that everyone is enjoying their time in the café.
“Yui-han, is something bothering you? Is it because of your lack of sleep?”
Yui didn’t bother hiding anymore, so she nods her head. “I have been having these dreams lately. They are coming more frequently than ever. I cannot stop them. I can’t seem to have a peaceful sleep after waking up from one of those dreams.”
Fuu-chan looks concerned. “Are they nightmares? If you don’t mind telling, what are those dreams about?”
“No, there are not nightmares, but memories…my childhood memories to be exact. It is about a girl from my past. I kept dreaming about her lately.” Yui explained.
Fuu-chan is not sure how she should approach this situation. A chair slides out next to Fuu-chan and the person takes a seat next to Fuu-chan.
“Churi thought that Fuu-chan might need some reinenforcement, so she sent me. Don’t worry, the WMatsui can handle the customers since it is a bit slow right now.” Kei-chan said.
“So, what have we got so far?” Kei asked. Fuu-chan filled her in with what she knew so far.
“Do you know who the girl is in the dream? If you do, then find her.” Kei-chan suggested.
Yui-han sighs, “I have someone in mind, but I am not sure if it is her. What if I am wrong, then I will be back to square one.”
Fuu-chan comments, “Well, you won’t know if you don’t try! Maybe, this someone is the person you are looking for! Have faith!”
Kei-chan agrees, “Fuu-chan is right. If you are just going to sit here and ponder about it, then you are not going to get your answer. You have to go search for it. Also, I am not the type that likes sleepover with lots of people, but if these dreams keep getting in the way with your sleep, we are helping you!”
“Okay, I understand. Arigato.” Yui-han said to both of them.
Before she left, she did not forget to thank Churi.
She walks out into the warm, fresh air and heads back home, knowing Bisu is probably waiting for her.
Sayaka, Miyuki and Haruka are keeping their eyes on Yui because Yui looks a lot worse than the last time they saw her. Yui has never been so fatigue in her entire life. She thought that the weekends will be relaxing but how wrong. Those dreams kept coming one after another. She keeps waking up several times in the middle of the night, tossing and turning.
Yui currently has her head down on the table, not paying any attention to Mariko-sensei’s lecture. After Mariko-sensei wrote some math problems on the board, she scans around the classroom, planning to call on some students to solve the problems. Her eyes laid on Yui, seeing her head down; Mariko-sensei immediately picks on her.
“Yokoyama-san, since you have time to sleep in my class, then you will have time to solve one of my math problems on the board!” Mariko-sensei loudly said.
Yui is not completely sleeping, but resting her eyes. Reluctantly getting up from her seat, she tiredly walks over to the board.
Haruka, Miyuki and Sayaka watch every single movement Yui made. They felt bad that Mariko-sensei picked on her.
Yui picks up the chalk and starts to solve the problem. But all of a sudden, her vision is getting blurry. Her head starts to hurt a lot and the world seems to be spinning rapidly.
The sound of the chalk squeaks against the chalkboard and a thud echoes throughout the room. Yui has fainted in front of the class.
Bisu appeared! For those who does not know who he is! He is Yokoyama Yui's cat! This is him ---> http://31.media.tumblr.com/99984d8bb401feb03387507fdf61f5d3/tumblr_mvuja5p2QD1ru1kc4o1_1280.jpg
This is Bisu with Yui ---> http://24.media.tumblr.com/6cc698089171eeadea68f61265e3c2d2/tumblr_mnpfd2Go1M1rlp90xo1_500.jpg
Furuyanagi appeared! I know I already introduced Churi in any early chapter, but Airin is introduced here!
I will update soon! Have a great day, everyone!