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"A Little Thing Called Love"
TTM's Hoshino Maru/Marco and Saito Asuka (MarcoAshurin)
Please listen to this song while reading it.
10 years ago, I meet this girl. Long hair. Small face, and has a mole above her beautiful thin lips. Ok, ok, I’ll just cut to the chase, I meet this cute girl, way back in grade school. Some of the kids doesn’t want to get near her. Being halfu sure is hard and lonely. I know it myself, because I’m one of them.
We’re classmate, my first attempt to talk to her. Silence. She doesn’t want to talk with me. I tried to make a racist joke but failed. She has this flaming eyes and dark aura emitting outta her, just like in the anime that I watched. She must be pissed, because of this I immediately run back to my seat. Dude, it’s was a racist joke. Why so mad? But she’s so cute when she’s mad.
My mom made me a two-layered bento. Why mom? I can’t even eat it all by myself.
I decided to eat this two freakin’ layered bento on the rooftop. I opened the door and saw this beauty seating alone, eating a bread. Melon pan? Curry bread? I don’t know. So, I walked to her. She finds my presence and glances at me. She made this cute mad face. She stood up and picked up her things.
Why are you walking away??
But she didn’t even stopped walking.
Oh, men! I grab her hand and said.
“Want to eat with me?”
She just stares with confusion and hesitation on her eyes.
“Please? I’m sorry about the racist joke. I know, it’s bad. Please? Can you forgive me?” I attack her with puppy eyes. I learned it from my younger brother.
She blushed. Cute. She paused for a second and nod to agree to eat with me.
Well, to make a long story short, my second attempt was a success. Less than a month we became friends. We always do things together. Going to school. (Great we’re in the same neighborhood.) Eating. Going to the library. Graduating in grade school. Studying for entrance. Taking up entrance exam. Entering junior high. As in anything, just name it. But don’t misunderstood our closeness, WE ARE JUST FRIENDS, BEST FRIENDS to be exact, until.......
I came to her house, you know, catchup with her. I rang their doorbell at least 2 times and guess what? An anonymous guy open the door then Asuka came after.
“Hey!” She said cute smile plastered on her face.
Confusion still stuck on my face. Who the hell is this guy? I look at him from head to toe. Examining him. He’s good looking, but who the heck are you?
“Oh! He’s Ryoka my boyfriend” she clings to his arm.
“Oh. You haven’t told me anything about you getting a boyfriend.” Smiled, there is something inside me that’s not happy about this. I don’t know, I can’t explain it.
“I told you! Or maybe not” She’s so mischievously cute.
“You should go inside. I want you to two know each other” She suggested.
A part of me said go inside and the other one is to leave.
“Nah. I want you to have a special time with your BOYFRIEND. I’ll catch up tomorrow. Bye, nice to know you, Ryoka.”
And that’s it. After that I started to be cold and annoying to Asuka. For the first 3 weeks of changing, she came to me asked why did I changed, sometimes I just ignore her or reply “because I want too” then walk away. Then after that, she gave up, she even said to me that she doesn’t even know me anymore. She cried. I don’t know to see her cry, but I’m the reason why she’s crying. From that day on, we became strangers.
At first I thought that, Ryoka snatched my best friend but no, I realized that she snatched my first true love. Every day, I always do annoying things to Asuka, like snatching her things or hiding it. Imitating every word, she says. Flipping her hair with no apparent reason. And pranking her.
I did those things to change my feelings for her, or maybe……. Getting her attention.
I will hide this crazy feeling for you.
Forget about her, Marco.
But still, I want her be mine. I even cry myself to sleep because I know to myself, that she will never like me. That she…... only sees me as her best friend, but nah, who am I to say now that she’s my best friend, we’re strangers now, all because of me.
High school graduation is right there in the corner. This is the last time I will see Asuka. I will be going back to Korea to continue my studies there. Taking up Business related course. Maybe it’s time that my coward heart needs to be brave. I will face her and confess everything. I don’t care if she still with Ryoka. I will face her.
So here we are. Where everything started from. The rooftop of our old grade school. The wind blowing, oh and that beautiful sunset. How nice. I wish I have my camera with me. Capturing that beautiful sunset and that beautiful girl that’s with me.
I asked this beautiful girl in front of me.
“Do you remember we always hang out in here? It’s our haven from those annoying teachers. And you always eat your bread her.” I smiled. My best genuine smile. The smile with hint of sadness.
She didn’t say anything, like before. She just stares at me. Those beautiful glaring eyes.
“Tsk. What’s with that reminiscing? Am I even your friend?” she finally spoke.
“I’m sorry. I’m sorry that I always do terrible things to you for the past years. It’s that this feeling this feeling inside me.” Point my heart and tears falling on my eyes.
“Asuka, I’m very sorry, it is my fault why we became like this. It’s my fault that I’m terribly madly deeply in love with you.” I chuckled but my freakin’ eyes won’t stop crying.
“I’m going back to Korea, after our graduation. I hope that, maybe we can be friends. You know like the old days.”
“Friends? I don’t know about that.” She sobs.
Making her cry makes me guiltier of everything I have done. She doesn’t even want me to be her friend anymore. I don’t blame her. Who want to be friend with a jerk?
There is a long pause between us. I sighed.
“I know, who am I to ask you to be my friend again. So, I’m sorry again. I’m sorry for being a jerk to you.” I walk pass her.
As I’m about to open the door.
“It’s good to see you again, Asuka. Have great life. Sorry for bothering you.”
“Wait!” she shouted.
I turn back and see her crying her eyes out.
“I waited for a long time to hear that jerk to say those things. I have fallen for that him ever since the day he asked me to eat with him here in this rooftop.” She smiled, that smile that is only for myself.
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