Encounter - Chapter 6 (END)
“Who are you?” The mysterious young woman said
I frowned my brows, because I didn’t remember the owner of this huge apartment said anything about surprise guest coming by today. On the other hand, the young woman who stand before me now kept staring at me. Hmmmm staring
isn’t the right word to describe the scene. Ah! Eyeing me up and down? Yeah, perhaps that was the best expression. Meanwhile after she looked satisfy with her eyes, the next move of her was crossing arms, as if demanding the answer of her question.
“If you’re asking someone’s name, wouldn’t be nice if you say yours first, don’t you think?” I talked to her back, one of my eyebrows was raising in amusement.
If you were here now, I’d be glad to show you her face. I could tell she wasn’t pleased with my presence as her eyes literally were speak for her. Not forget to mention the furrowed eyebrows on her face too, perhaps she wasn’t expecting the kind of that answer. Who is she? Is she his sister? or……. what?
“Okay….” She gave out her hand before my eyes “I’m Mayu, and you are….?”Mayu? Isn’t that his ex-girlfriend name?
I tried to remember my conversation with Jun.
My right hand fly to meet hers, as our lips exchanging a small smile before finally let go our hands. There was an awkward silence between us after that, like we both didn’t know what to do. Now what?
“Ummm… Want to come inside?” Finally I said it to break silence between us.
Well, it’s already weird to let stranger inside, especially when the apartment isn’t even yours. Still I have nothing to say except this nor I can stand being the target of her eyes any longer. Much to my surprise, the mysterious girl didn’t bother to say anything but followed my lead anyway to get inside. She is walking behind me now, however she looked so familiar with this apartment’s spaces. When we arrived at living room, all of sudden her feet freeze at one side of couch where she took her seat. Meanwhile me wanted to take any side of couch, as long as you can sit. However, since she already chose hers, so willingly I took the seat across from her; we were separated by mini table.
“Who are you?”
There she goes again, asking me the same question.
“I told you I’m Rena.”
“Not that, what’s your relation with Jun?”
It’s not that I wasn’t expecting that question, but I just find it hard to describe my relation to him. We aren’t friends yet I stay-over at his place. Wait, doesn’t it mean we are indeed friends now? But wait, I think it doesn’t work that way. What is friend anyway? At first I just treat him as stranger, anyhow since we already know part of our lives (The heartbreak-phase part). I guess we’re not stranger anymore, are we? But what are we? Friends? Or…….
“Why can’t you answer that? Are you…...”
Her next question brought me back to the current time. She didn’t finished what she said, you don’t have to be genius to guess what inside her mind
“He just let me stay for a night.”
“Stay!?” Her eyes widened, “So.. You’re his new
“W-what? No No No!!” I waved my both hand furiously, denying the fast conclusion from her.
“Don’t lie to me! He never bring any woman home except me, not even once.”
Geez. Seriously this girl should learn how to hear someone out first. Not just jump into conclusion even I tried to explain this whole things. Somehow I feel bad for Jun, what’s his past-life’s fault to have this kind of girl as ex-girlfriend? What a luck. I was about to open my mouth, but this girl cut me off again. Manner? I think she has none.
“Hah! I knew it since he hasn’t call me. So, he got new toy
A sarcasm behind her words. Great.
“Wait, calm down. Listen to me first.” I rose from my seat and sat on the available space next after her..
“No need!” She raised her hands, gave me sign to stop talking “I want you to go out from my boyfriend’s house. NOW!” Her index finger was pointing to the exit.
For your information, I’m a patient person. You can ask Kuumin, or my other friend, even you can ask Churi. She was my bestfriend for years, before I know what she did behind my back yet I kept silent to maintain our friendship. To tell you the truth, I don’t even mad with Churi, most of my anger are to Airi. Because I can find another lover to replace him, but bestfriend? You might have 1000 friends, but still has no bestfriends. I didn’t say that Churi isn’t guilty for this, She is wrong. But human makes mistake right? So do I. In my case, I trust people easily. My mom said that isn't bad thing, however if you met bad person. They’ll take that chance to use it as our weakness.
For this case, I don’t mind to get out this apartment right here and right now. Somehow when I heard her accusing someone who is kind-hearted person like Jun to have girls as his toys made my blood boiling, for no reason. Nevertheless, her ex-boyfriend is indeed look like a playboy with those attractive face too. But hey don’t you think she is went overboard? I meant they were together before right? How could she say that? Then according to Jun she just left him for someone else? Funny. That’s it, I had enough. Why don’t we introduce her with the other Rena
, shall we?
“So… you are that
Mayu?” I emphasized the certain word in my line.
“Yeah, I’m Mayu. His girlfriend.”
A grunt fell from my mouth, “Hah? Girlfriend? I thought you were the one who breaking up with him in the first place?”
Sure, she couldn’t hide her shock reaction how-did-you-know, then she quickly clear her throat “Well it’s true. But I want him back, since I broke up with Yuuki two hours ago.”
“My boyfriend. Oops! My ex for now.” She giggled like a it-girl in my college. “I never thought Jun had the ball to cheat behind my back too. But..” She eyeing up me again “I never know he had bad taste for my replacement.”
I was so speechless, how could human being has dirty mouth like her. It annoyed me for real, not only she just talking bad about Jun; Now did she say I am unattractive? Whooaa….. You messed up with wrong girl, bitch. Without me knowing, my feet already brought me to where she was.
“What?” She shifted her view to me. That smug face really like a trigger to my anger’s gauge.*SLAAAAP*
I slapped her, not that hard but able to make her fall to the floor. Am I too strong or she is just too weak? I was occupied by this mean-girl, up to the point didn’t hear someone was coming from front door.
My eyes turned to the source of voices and found the least person I want to be here. He was so shocked. Did he... just saw the slap part? Crap! The owner of apartment was rushing to where his ex-girlfriend laying, hugging her as she was the fragilest thing ever. Somehow I grew to dislike what I saw, there was unusual twinges inside my heart. It was hurt.
“J-Jun?” as her voice broke my trance, I saw her immediately covered her face with her own hand. The bead of tears were forming in her dark-brown eyes.
“Yes, it’s me. Mayu...”
Tell me, is it me or this meanie girl suddenly look like so weak in front of Jun? Where was the meanie girl? Seriously, hate this kind of girl, like totally.
“Are you out of your mind, RENA
I woke up from my trance because of sudden voice in high pitch from the man. Great, now I’m the bad girl? Can he ask me first? Not just jump into conclusion just because of what he saw. A sharp pain spreading inside my chest; Anger.
“She deserve it!”
His face was darkened, my answer probably the last thing he expect from mine. I didn’t bother to answer it, because does it matter? I mean, more likely he won’t believe me. He didn’t even ask me first, why should I explain myself then? I can see his mouth opened a bit as if contemplated about what he’s going to say next. I’m not surprised if he asked me about the slap scene, that’s the normal thing to ask. Moreover, don’t you think he deserves to know what this kind of girl Mayu is? Just before Jun wanted to say something, guess what? That girl held Jun’s hand, prevent him to touch this topic any further..
“She’s right, Jun…….. Perhaps, I deserve this…” Mayu broke into tears, as she struggled to finish her sentences.
Hah? Wow….. Now she’s pretending to be weak? What a great actress.
“No, Mayu. There is no right of violence!” I saw Jun letting go Mayu’s hand from his, as he made his way to my side. “Rena, you
need to explain this to me.”
Now…. How can I explain it? Will he trust me if his ex-girlfriend turned out to be not as kind as he thought?
“RENA!” A sudden grip on my shoulder made our eyes met. Sadly, all I can see his anger from the dark-brown eyes made me lose my
will to explain what happened between me and Mayu.
“I didn’t do anything wrong!” I look at his eyes properly, serious tone were added. “Do you trust me or that ex of yours?” I believe my annoyance through by the end of my sentences.
He diverted his eyes to met Mayu’s then turned to mine again. I could tell he confused, whether to take my side or Mayu’s. Neither of us making any sounds, I swore that I could hear my own breath. The atmosphere between us became so thick, then all we can hear is Mayu’s faint sob; she was just a couple feet away from me and Jun stand. Before the silence between us grew too much to handle, the ex of his spoke after she finished crying as her hands sweep the dried tears.
“Chase her out, Jun. I don’t want to see her.”
My eyes widened so did Jun’s, with fast move he turned to the where mayu was “Mayu..??” as if he didn’t see it coming, not from Mayu’s mouth.
“Why? Are you on her side now?” Mayu accused him further, forcely made him to take side. Her or Me.
“No, it’s not like that. Rena and me jus-”
I had enough with this drama “Hah!You know what? You don’t have to chase me out! I’ll go out by myself.”
I just left those two alone then began to walk to the master room. I still need to change into my clothes since these aren’t mine, above of all I still have my bag and there is no way I can left it here. After finished, an exhales came out from my mouth before open the door. Because I’ll see the annoying view again; Mayu. Eww…..
“Thank you for your kindness.” I bowed my head lightly, didn’t wait for the answer before I want to get out, FAST. I didn’t spare my energy to close the door, and went BAM to relieve out my anger.
“Tsk..What a sly woman.” I clenched my fist in anger. “I should’ve slap her more, the harder the better.”
I grabbed my phone, searching the number one of my friend.
“Moshi-moshi, Kuumin? Can you pick me at Nagoya station please?”
A month later
“Nee Rena please listen to me…”
There was guy tried to kept his pace same with Rena’s. It’s easy to figure it out that the latter tried to avoid this guy with walking even faster. With his last resort he grabbed Rena’s hand, which resulted Rena finally met his view.
“What do you want, Airi?” Rena sounded so tired
“I want you back, did you hear me?” Airi barely catch his breath; Due to his un-fit body, the simple excercise like this made him lost his breath easily.
A sigh escaped from the girl’s lips, “I told you many times before, and it’s still NO. Could you let me go now? I have to go to another class.” Rena prayed inside her heart that her ex will let her go.
“Not before you said yes.” Airi insisted, he pulled Rena’s waist closer. Rena knew the next move, but Airi was too strong and her back already met her enemy; wall. She closed her eyes, braced herself for the next impact from her ex.*BRAKKK*
Rena opened her eyes and found Airi already fell on the floor with small cut in his upper lip.
“W-Who are you?” Airi beamed laser through his eyes.
“It doesn’t matter who I am.” A voice came out from Rena’s back, the mysterious figure slowly starting to walk past our heroine, “But one thing for sure, I won’t let you touch Rena, dumbass
“J-Jun?” Rena’s eyes enlarged to the maximum size “What are you doing here?”
“Rena? You knew this dude?” Airi asked
“Ah… Didn’t you tell about us to him?” Jun blinking a couple of times, enough to send the sign to the younger girl to play along. Thank God Rena isn’t having slow brain in the moment. She gladly took the bait, since maybe that’s the only thing will make Airi stay away from her; For the time being.
“He is the reason that I can’t be with you, Airi.” Rena grabbed Jun’s arm, link it together.
“Y-you? What? Him?”
“Why? You cheated on me, why can’t I do the same?” Rena frowned, “Ah… Basically I didn’t CHEAT on you, we already broke up.”
“You hear her…. So don’t…. touch….. my girl… got it?” Jun walked slowly as his lips said word by word, with emphasize in it.
“DAMMIT!” Airi can’t stand being humiliated this way, so He chose to walk off from the scene.
When Rena saw Airi’s shadow disappeared from her view, she finally let the grip on her hand loosened. She shifted her head to see the guy beside her, when she took closer look. Jun wasn’t wearing any formal outfit. He looked like late teenager, if you don’t know his real age you might mistook him as 22 or even younger. The latter look great with just blue jeans and navy v-neck t-shirt. Too bad she may have stare at him too long, made him realized from the constant stare from his left.
“Is there something wrong on my face?”
“N-No! I was just thinking about something.”
“About? My face?”
“OF COURSE NOT
!” She cleared her throat before she began to speak “A-anyway, w-what are you doing in Tokyo?”
“I live here now, I just moved to tokyo last month” He grinned
“So, You’ve been in Tokyo for a month? But you just showed up now?” Rena couldn’t hide her disappointed tone.
“Well… I’ve been looking for you anywhere. It took me for a while to get information that you are actually belong to this university, you know? There is nothing I know except you are Rena from Tokyo. I didn’t even know your family name.” Jun explained the whole thing at one breath.
Rena chuckled seeing how fast the latter explained the whole things “Jaa…… My name is Matsui Rena. I’m 21 years old, currently a senior student on Todai.” Rena reached out her hand “Nice to meet you, Mr…..”
“Jun, Matsui Jun. I never thought we have a same family name, Rena.” Jun flashed his smile as his hand gladly accept Rena’s.
“There are a lot of things you don’t know about me, yet.” Rena flashed a mischievous smile and ended it with a cute wink.
“Great, we have a lot of times to get to know each other, right?” His eyes lit up as that was happiest thing to him.
“Are you sure? I don’t want to slap another girl you know?” a faint chuckle escape from the girl’s.
“Who? Mayu? Nah don’t mind her. She’s back with Yuuki. The reason that she left me before.”
“Wowowow… and tell me why didn’t it surprise me?” Rena clapped despite her face was totally flat. “Nee Jun, I think you do have bad eyes for woman.”
“I know right? However, this time I hope…….” With slow motion Jun laced their hand together as one “I’ll pick the right woman..” ended it with his cheshire-smile
“Well….. As long as you didn’t attack me when I sleep… Maybe I’ll think about it..” The girls took glance to see if the guy understood what she meant.
“Attack you when you are sleeping, when did-” Jun stopped talking suddenly, as his eyes demanded for answer “AAAKK!! Don’t tell me….!!” The memories from the night that Jun kissed her eyes re-appearing before his eyes.
“Uh-huh..Now you remember? You shouldn’t kiss maiden in her sleep.” Rena pinched his cheek not in hard way.
“You were awake??” He lost words to describe what he felt to this sudden revelation.
“Of course! I was sober enough to know that you were going to kiss….” She didn’t say it but she lick her lips, as if gave me sign from it.
“So she knew?OMG…
If you could see Jun, his face was blushing hard due to embarrassment. More than kiss itself, He felt so guilty as if he was taking chance from unconscious girl. He was so into his deep thought, without knowing Rena found this scene as amusing one to watch indeed. Then she had this one idea to wake the older guy from his trance. Rena’s face drew closer...and closer…. Until she finally gave kiss on Jun’s cheek.
“..........” Jun raised up his hand to cup where the warm flesh made contact, All Rena did was laughing because her plan succeed but Jun became more flustered by sudden contact.
Rena gestured him to get closer to her, which is he quickly complied “Now we are even, Matsui-san” She whispered