Hi! I haven't been active on this one lol... Sorry... I tried finishing this chapter since I had half of it but I haven't gotten back into this story so it will take time I'll probably be able to finish it once I'm done with, Untitled. But here's what I've done so far
The week ended quickly and the girls now stood outside Atsuko's home, ringing the doorbell. They stood waiting for Atsuko to opens the door, however it wasn't Atsuko who greeted them.
The door flew open and the four had their mouths hanging open at the sight of Minami.
"Welcome!" She greeted the four and Haruki who slept in his car seat. The girls didn't respond they only stared at the older friend.
"Acchan," Minami called into the house, "I think I broke them..."
Atsuko came rushing to the door with a little girl running behind her, and this time the four girls jaws hit the ground.
"Oh, hey!" Atsuko greeted, but the minute her eyes landed on Haruki's car seat, she stepped outside the door and uncovered the blanket over Haruki's seat, "he is adorable!" She scrunched her face at the sleeping baby. Yui, who was holding Haruki's seat, blinked and shook her head, turning her attention to Atsuko. "Oh, uh, t-this is Haruki." She introduced him.
"He is so cute!" She commented.
Minami and the other three just stared at each other still surprised to see Minami.
"Mama." The one year old waddled to Minami , catching herself onto her mothers leg. Minami looked down at the adorable girl. "Yeah?" She said before picking her up.
"When did you- wait, you two-what?" Sayaka was the first to try and ask.
Atsuko then took Haruki's car seat and invited the girls in.
Settled in the living room, the six talked. Atsuko and Minami explaining what happened between them. The last thing the girls remember was three years ago when the two had a huge argument and broke up. Atsuko left to finish her last year in medical school and Minami left to America to take care of her mothers company. Atsuko returned for Yui and Haruka's wedding a year later and Minami had only sent The Newley wed couple a gift. To see the two together now was a surprise, It was one of the messiest break ups their friends had witnessed, and now they looked as happy as could be sitting together with a daughter.
"Why didn't you tell us while I had my check up?" Miyuki frowned.
Atsuko smiled at the girl, "I wanted to surprise all of you."
"We are surprised." Sayaka muttered.
"And you're married with a little girl." Haruka smiled at the two year old sitting on Minami's lap acting shy.
"Yeah," Atsuko smiled at her daughter, "you want to say hi?" She asked, but the girl only hid against Minami's chest. Minami laughed, "she doesn't act shy around people, she's usually outgoing."
"It probably because of Haruki." Atsuko looked over at the baby boy still fast asleep.
"What's her name?" Sayaka asked, waving hi at the girl when she peeked at her.
"Hi, Ami." Miyuki smiled, waving at her.
Ami, stared at her then quickly shied away again. Sayaka gave a smile, simply saying, "Hey." Ami, looked at Sayaka, letting out a small smile before turning around to cling onto her mother.
"That means she likes you." Minami laughed, soothing the little girls back as she clung onto her neck.
"Every baby loves Sayaka, I recently noticed that." Miyuki said, "yesterday we stopped by the market and a little kid ran to Sayaka when she smiled at her."
"Also she puts Haruki to sleep." Haruka added.
Sayaka smiled proudly. "Maybe, I am ready for our baby." She turned to Miyuki, placing her hand over her girlfriends belly. Miyuki smiled at her.
"And how are you feeling, Miyuki?" Atsuko asked breaking the couples moment.
"I have been feeling the morning sickness, but it's here and there."
"That's good. Don't forget you have a check up next month and keep taking the vitamins I gave you." Atsuko reminded her as her doctor.
"Enough, Acchan, they are here to relax not to get daily check ups." Minami patted Atsuko's thigh. Atsuko apologized, turning to Minami. The two exchanged a few words in silence and after Minami gave Atsuko a peck on the lips and stood up off the couch with the little girl still in her arms. "I'm going to check on the food, I'll be right back."
"I'll help." Yui stood up and followed Minami. The rest stayed catching up on old times.
In the kitchen, Minami stirred the food in the pot while she held onto Ami who wasn't letting her go.
"I can help." Yui said.
Minami stepped aside and smiled at her. "Yes, please. I don't think she's ready to let me go." She pointed at the one year old.
Yui took the wooden spoon and stirred the food. "I can't believe you two got married and had a baby." Yui commented.
Minami smiled, looking at the little girl who played with her hair. "We would have called and told you but we were keeping it from my mother."
"I thought she was fine with the two of you?" Yui asked.
"She is, but at the time a couple of things occurred between my mother and Acchan, and I was caught in the middle... But now, we are happy and everything is back to normal between the two of them and us of course." Minami smiled.
"I'm glad to hear that." Yui smiled as well, placing the wooden spoon down.
"And how are you and Haruka?" Minami asked. "I can see the two of you are still happy."
Yui grinned, "we are."
"But something is still not perfect..." Minami could always tell when there was something wrong with Yui, ever since they met in school.
Yui gave her a small smile, "you know me too well."
"Tell me then." Minami encouraged her.
Yui checked to see how far they were from the living room and hope the girls would not hear her, especially Haruka. "Well," she turned back, "I'm thinking about quitting my job and getting a new one, one that pays more."
Minami gave a nod, "is that so..."
"Yeah. I've been worrying over bills to pay and necessities for us and Haruki. I don't want Haruka to know that I'm freaking out as well over everything."
Minami turned to her, "worry no more!" She announced, "I've opened a restaurant!"
Yui gave a half smile, confused by her announcement.
Minami turned to her daughter as soon as she saw her friends expression. "Your auntie is confused..." Looking back up, Minami chuckled, "now that I've opened a restaurant away from my mother, I need someone to help manage it and I know you are good at that! What do you say?"
Yui raised her brows, "but I'm not good at managing anything..."
Minami laughed, "that's what you say but you know you can. You'll be co-managing with me anyways, I'll help you out."
Yui turned down to the food cooking and stirred it around, "I don't know."
"It will be a better pay, I can assure you that." Miniami said and Yui turned up to find her friend smiling at her. "What do you say?" Minami asked now.
"I'll think about it..." Yui said.
"I'll give you until next week."
"Why?" Yui raised a brow.
"I open next week." Minami laughed.
Yui made an ,'oh', face and continued to cook.
The rest of the girls in the living room were still on and on conversing about things and catching up. The girls at one point became too loud that it woke Haruki. Atsuko asked Haruka if she could hold him and of course Haruka gladly let her. Already experienced with babies, Atsuko took Haruki out his seat and carried him. She hopped lightly and made hush sounds, slowly it worked. Haruka and the other couple watched her, watching how she was so natural holding Haruki.
However, the baby began to cry again. "He is hungry." Atsuko told Haruka.
"Good." Haruka stood up.
"I'll take you to the bedroom and you can feed him there." Atsuko informed Haruka. She excused herself from the other two and in that moment Yui and Minami, with their daughter appeared.
"Is everything okay?" Yui asked, looking over at Haruka.
"Yeah, just need to feed him." Haruka assured her wife.
Yui gave a nod then she heard Minami comment to Atsuko.
"Want another baby?"
Atsuko laughed, "you're the one who says no." And walked away with Haruki and Haruka, taking them to the bedroom.
Minami was left a little embarrassed.
The day was going by quickly, the girls sat and ate, enjoying the meals cooked for them by the older couple. Once they finished they returned to the living room and finished their non stop talk. Eventually Minami decided to mention her restaurants opening in a week, with possible hope of Haruka pushing Yui to take the job she offered her, though she had no clue.
"I'm going to have this grand opening, also a birthday party for, Ami." Minami announced, looking over at her daughter who now sat on Sayaka's lap. During dinner Ami had gotten close to Sayaka and Miyuki loved watching Ami and Sayaka play together.
"No, we talked about it, Minami." Atsuko turned to her wife, tightening her squeeze on her hand. Minami tried to pull away but she was weaker than Atsuko.
"Acchan, let go." She begged. "Okay, we will do her birthday party before the grand opening." Minami decided to go with her wife's idea.
Atsuko loosened her grip, but still held her wife's hand. "I just thought she would love to have the grand party at the restaurant."
"I don't want you spoiling her, also it would be more about the restaurant than her birthday." Acchan explained.
Minami gave a pout, "understood." Quickly she changed to a smile and turned to her friends before Atsuko kissed her. "So, you are all invited to both events."
The girls thanked her.
While Miyuki and Sayaka asked on about the restaurant, Haruka, who sat next to Yui and held her free hand while the other held their child, she turned to her and tugged her hand a bit for her to turn. "Do you think Minami can offer you a job?"
Yui's eyes widened and turned to her, not saying a word.
"I know you don't like your office job, so, maybe, you can work for her." Haruka said quietly to her wife.
Yui still stared at her.
"yeah, how about a job at my restaurant, Yui." Minami had heard the two, well everyone did.
Yui glared at Minami who grinned proudly. Minami knew Yui would be happier working with her and having something stable enough for the sake of her family.
Yui sighed, "alright."
Minami stood up shouting, "Yes!" My crew is complete!"
The girls watched her awkwardly and Atsuko was just embarrassed. As for her daughter, Ami, she just mimicked her mother and the girls laughed.