You’re back 西野七瀬X白石麻衣 乃木坂46
How long has it been? Ever since that accident, I haven’t meet you. Is it because of my playgirl attitude? Maybe because of it. Do you know nanase? Ever since you leave me, I change all of my attitude from a playgirl into an honest girl. Maybe it sounds too late, because I change myself when you already gone.
Now, I’m living with your cousin. I live with her because I have to obtain more information about you from her. Have you heard from her that I run away from my own house? You have heard about it right. I run away because my parents has arranged my marriage with their best friend’s son. I don’t want to be with him. I only love you. But it’s too late. You have gone.
When will you come back nanase? I miss you. This heart really miss you. I fell really sorry for playing your feelings. Will you really come back for me? I guess you won’t, not after what I have done to you. I’m standing at my bedroom’s balcony now. It’s already night time so, stand here while enjoying the night wind blow my face. It feels really good.
“mai-neesan, you’re here.” Ah, it’s your cousin. She stand beside me with a smile plastered on her face.
“what is it, yurina-chan?” she is really look like you. Her shy behavior and attitude make me more and more missing you.
“dad call me earlier. He said that he has found nanase-neechan.” Hearing it, my hearts become warm again. Finally, I can meet you again.
“is that so?” I want to confirm is it a lie or not. but she nod, signing that it’s true.
“dad say that nanase-neechan is staying with her best friend at Australia.” Why you didn’t say to yurina that you’re there? Why do you have to hide from me?
“thank you, yurina-chan. Do you want to join me for searching your cousin?” not only me that want to meet you, but yurina-chan also want to meet you.
“actually, dad already buy the ticket for us. We’re going there next week. Dad already take care of our things.” I really grateful to have yurina-chan at my side.
“thanks, yurina-chan.” She nod then leave my room.
Australia huh? Why do you have to go that far? But no problems. I’ll make sure that you never go again. I enter my room and close the balcony door. I lay my body on my bed. I open my eyes and look at the room’s ceiling. Inside your family, only yurina-chan, reika, and wakatsuki that want to accept me. Even though I know that her sister don’t want to accept me like yurina-chan, and wakatsuki. Skip that. I don’t even know what I say.
Before I could sleep, I hear a shouting voice from down stair faintly. I wake up from my current position and get out from this room to hear what happen down stair. The voice become clear, when I stand at the stair’s railing.
“why you always help that person? She already hurt my cousin.” That voice……it’s reika’s voice.
“now let me ask you. Why you don’t want her to return nanase-neechan to us again. Don’t tell me that you care for her, while you don’t want her to comeback.” And now it’s wakatsuki’s voice.
Let me tell you, wakatsuki yumi is nanase’s step sister, while sakurai reika is yurina-chan’s sister. I know what they mean. But I just can’t lose focus from what they say. I can look that yurina-chan run toward reika and hug her. So that reika won’t be mad later. Unfortunately, yurina-chan look at my direction. she is about to say something, but I place my index finger and place it on my lips. She nod.
“I want nanase to come back. But I don’t want that person to get in my way.”
“stop giving me that lie. If you want to find nanase-neechan, why you don’t want to accept yurina’s help that time?”
“I...fall for that person. I want to be with her. I want her to be mine. But I know that I can’t because that person love nanase.”
“you’ve changed reika. I can’t trust you anymore. and one more thing. If you want to make mai-neesan to be yours, I’ll say no. good night.”
After it, wakatsuki leave. I enter my bedroom again. This time I sleep immediately. But I can’t sleep. this time, your face come to my mind. at the same time, my phone rung. I look at the caller. I widen my eyes because of shock. You call me. My heart is beating faster than it usually do.
“h-hello?” oh god stuttering at this kind of situation.
“still hasn’t change, do you?” that smooth voice really can make me calm.
“nanase, is that you?” what a stupid question.
“yes, maiyan. It’s me. Your naachan.” I smile.
“are you doing fine without me?” well, hell yeah. I know the answer but still asking that question. What kind of fool you’re mai.
“I am. How about you?” nice question. You broke my heart this time.
“you know the answer.” Hahahaha. Pity. Only that word that popped out in my mind.
“miss me?” please stop.
“hell yeah.” Please don’t make me cry.
“I heard that you will come to visit someone at Australia next week. Is that true?” how do you know?
“y-yeah. I’m going there to meet my best firiend.” Why do I become liars this time?
“oh, okay. uhm, mai… I still have something to talk with you.” Deg. I sense something wrong here.
“what is it?” please don’t give me something bad.
“I’m going to get married next week.” Prang……. My heart broke in an instant.
“that’s really good to hear. Congratulation. Please be happy without me.” I said it in a low voice. After it, I hung up the call.
This tears that I tried to held since earlier, pour down in an instant. I smile. I am really, really pitiful. I can hurt you. But I can’t be hurt. I don’t care. No matter what happen, I’ll take you back. I fall asleep while crying.
One week has passed since the last time you call me. It seems that yurina-chan already know about you’re going to get married. But it doesn’t mean that we can’t go there. “mai-neesan, I know I don’t have any right to say this. But, nanase-neechan really love you. I can tell it just by looking at her eyes.” I know it yurina-chan. Why does she do this? Just wait. I’ll come and take you back with me.
“mai-san, yurina-chan, let’s go.” Wakatsuki shout from the car that will take us toward the airport. I and yurina-chan walk toward the car. Your step sister will accompany us. Just wait and hoping. I really miss you. I hope you haven’t change. Wakatsuki drive the car with the medium speed. On the trip, wakatsuki turn on a few song from some DVD. The first song is hatsukoi no hito wa ima demo. This song is really match with my current self. You are not my first love, but I let you go with the most hurt way. I’m sorry.
The second song that played after hatsukoi no hito wa ima demo is ima hanashitai dareka ga iru. Now this is the song that make my heart hurt. I really hate my past. The past that I have to let you go. You are the source of my happiness but when you go, my happiness has disappeared. Nanase, I miss you. You know that you’re not my first love, and yet you still accept me as your first. How could I do this to you. But I won’t change my decision, I don’t care if you’re going to get married or not. All I know is taking you back from the person that will marry you for me. Just for me.
“mai-san, we already arrive.” Wakatsuki said when we already at the airport. I take out our luggage. I don’t know how long I’ll stay there. But maybe after I meet you, I’ll return to japan. I drag my suitcase entering the airport. After we check in and leave our think under the security check, we enter the plane that will lead us to Australia.
Just 5 minutes sitting on the airplane chair, I can feel that the sleepy feeling begin to approaching. I just close my eyes and let the time pass. I’ll just wake up when the airplane already landed Australia’s airport. Lucky that the chair that I sit is only for me. I’m really grateful because wakatsuki and yurina-chan really want to help me about this.
Don’t know how long I sleep, but when I open my eyes the airplanes is already on the landing spot. I rubbed my eyes and begin to stretch my body to left of right. Sometimes I also curve my body when I want to stretch “mai-san, I can see that you’re really energetic for this kind of things.” Wakatsuki said while making fun of me. Even though she is still making fun of me, I still feel grateful for her.
“of course waka. I come here because I want to take her back and never let her go again.” I said. that’s right. I already promise to myself that I won’t waste the second chance that they give to me. I promise to take you back for me, nanase.
“we’ll stay at my father’s best friend house. The marriage will start two days after tomorrow at 9.00 am. And the wedding party will be held 3 days after tomorrow at 8.00 pm.” Wakatsuki explained about the plan that we will do for this 3 days. Me and yurina-chan just nod. Just a little more time, nanase. Just a little more time, I can meet you nanase. After the airplane lands safely on the airport, I got out with waka and yurina-chan and headed to the house that waka-said. I look around, maybe this two can help me after all.
Around 30 minutes driving from the airport, we arrive to an elite resident. This resident really look alike with my house at gunma. “waka, I’m going to take a walk for a while.” After I said it, I got out from the car and headed to the mini park that located around 3-5 meter from the resident. I sit on one of the park bench that located there. When I sat at the bench, a sudden memory popped out on my mind. A memory when I still have a relation with nanase. I smile and almost cry if there’s no one tapped my right shoulder.
When I look at my right, I see my ex + best friend there. It just look like the two of them are dating. “m-misa….” I went to hug her and cry on her shoulder. She pat my back in order to make me calm. “it’s ok, maiyan. Let it all out.” And now, I really believe that karma is real. After what I did to misa, and my other ex, I really believe that God must have punished me about what I’ve done to His angels. “don’t cry now. You have to be strong.” Misa said to me. I don’t need any encouraging word now. All I need is nanase come back to me.
“she’s not going to get married.” Fukagawa mai said to me. I broke misa’s hug and turn to see fukagawa’s direction. I can see misa’s piercing eyes when fukagawa said about that. I gave misa my fierce glare to her. I can see misa and fukagawa gulped their saliva together.
“explain to me, everything that you guys know.” I don’t have any way except for this. They’re the only one friend that I have after what I’ve done. Fukagawa exhaled her breath harshly. Then a small smile plastered on her face.
“there’s a little secret that I should’ve kept away from you. But today, I think today is the day I’ll reveal it to you. First, nanase is my niece. I never told you about this because I want to see how your way to treat my niece. But after I know it, I can simplified that you still haven’t changed. Second, the boy that going to married nanase is, misa’s little brother. When I know that the two of them are going to get married, we decided to get married instead of the two of them.” Fukagawa explained as long as she can. I just feel like don’t know how to speak anymore, it feels like fate just want to mess my life.
“anyway, please come to our wedding ceremony okay. you guys are my VVIP guest.” Misa said as she let out an invitation card. It’s real. They’re going to get married. “thank you, guys. Can I meet her now?” I ask. Begging them to let me met my little princess. “we’ll let you meet her, but not now.” Fukagawa said to me. I already desperate to meet her, and they just let me become like this? Come on girl. I need to meet my soulmate.
Without saying any word, I left the two of them at the park. Actually they do know why I become like this. It’s my old habit that I rarely show to my family. Even nanase don’t know about this bad habit. I go back to the house that wakatsuki’s father’s best friend lent us. When I already arrive to the house, I can see that wakatsuki is waiting for me in front of the house. I smile to her, then we enter the room together for rest.
3 days has passed. And today is the day for misa and fukagawa get married. I have seen the two of them inside their changing room. And now, it’s already the time for the wedding ceremony. I sit at the most front row with wakatsuki and yurina. There’s someone that sit beside wakatsuki but I don’t recognize the person. After the ceremony over, we headed toward the back of the church. When I almost arrive, someone hug me from my back. It makes me a little bit shivering. Before I can react, that person kiss me. Just what the heck is happening. After a while, that person parted his/her lips. “you never change that habit, maiyan. You’re the one that touch me that.” That voice… “na…na…se.” God, I already meet her. I hug her like there’s no tomorrow. I really miss her. I finally realize that we still at the public place, because of the face that the other guest give us. I broke the hug and pull her hand with me. I really miss her. When we’re already at the back of the church, misa and fukagawa smile at me. They turn their back to us while saying, “are you ready guys?” and then we answer, “ready!”
The flower bouquet are thrown by fukagawa. And it fell onto mine and nanase’s hand. I smile at her while everyone is clapping their hands for us. Now, I’m not going to regret my decision for not forgetting nanase. Because I know, no matter what I and she did, our heart will find its way home. The home for my heart is only nanase and the reverse.
“finally, you’re back to me. I love you nana.” I whispered to her after I take a soft peck on her lips.
~ FINISH ~