This fanfic is to celebrate the return of Himetan. Which this is a genderbender story, all characters are in Nogizaka46 and no AKB48 members in if there's is maybe only Matsui Rena. It all happened in the private school in Nogizaka.
"Konnichiwa! I'm Nakamoto Himeka 2nd year in my High school you can call me Himetan also. To tell you a truth that I have a crush lately on my best friend, he's called Ikuta Eri. All of this would have to go way back to one year ago....."
"Welcome to Nogizaka international High School! I'm your discipline master and would not hesitate to punish anyone disobeying my rules. After the speech from the best first year student and I would like you to welcome our next first year student to begin the ceremony - Ikuta Eri to display his piano skills." After that there was a student walking to the piano and before I know, my eyes would be glued to his shadow when he was playing. I felt he was very charming everytime he plays the piano, even after his showcase I couldn't forget about him which luckily I was able to be in his class also.
The school is divided into three division: Elite, Normal and Poor band but I was in the Elite class with other girls like Hashimoto Nanami, Sakurai Reika, Akimoto Manatsu, Nishino Nanase and Saito Asuka and many more. But we do not know how is the division like but I'm glad that there were many girls in the class which I managed to make friends with them as they seem to be kind when I approached them, during the break I saw Ikuta-kun left the classroom which I also followed him out. "I need the washroom for a while."
"Ok! Make sure you don't fall from the stairs!" Everyone stare at Manatsu-san which she look at her bento instead knowing how embarrassing that she has been looked upon. Which I didn't managed to find out where Ikuta-kun went, I know I may sound like a stalker but I'm no stalker but I heard music coming out from the music room and I peek on the small window and saw Ikuta-kun playing the piano enjoying himself. But when our eyes meet, I quickly ran away as fast as I can but I was caught by him. "Who are you?"
"I-I'm Nakamoto Himeka." I was startled by his stern voice and stutter.
"Nakamoto-san.....you were in my class right? If I remember correctly but why were you outside peeking me?"
"I was on my way to the classroom but I heard music coming out from here and trying to find out who's the culprit for it."
"Culprit? That's fine Himeka but do you want to come in and listen to me play the piano?"
"Himeka? I would love to." Himeka like when Eri was the only one that called her by her name and not her nickname. Himeka sat on the chair nearest to the piano so she could better hear the music and Eri's facial expression when he play. "Ikuta-kun is playing the piano your hobby?" Eri turn around to face Himeka and answer her but she did not think that he would be close to her when he answers her question. "What about you?"
"I love to sing that's why I'm always going to karaoke with my friends."
"That why don't you sing for me when I play the piano?" I nodded and I gave him a song which he laughed at me. "An idol song? But it suits your character. Kimi no na wa kibou I like the name of the song good that I heard that before I can play the song for you now ready to sing?" I nodded and prepare with all my might as I never know that I could have a chance to sing with Ikuta-kun at my side playing the piano.
Soon the door of the music room was open and I finally remember we had music class now as everyone was entering the room and clapping for my performance. "Himetan you're a good singer!" My new friends crowded around me and praise me which when I looked around to find Ikuta-kun he gave me a thumbs up, I knew that he was praising me without any words. Soon all of us settle down and Ikuta-kun and me were sitting side by side, there are times we would talk to each other random things. After that we started to walk together back home just the two of us and my friends would tease me. "Going back with your Ikuta-kun?"
"Gomen! I was joking only"
"Himeka I want to tell you something since this is our last time walking together before spring break starts." That was when I knew that I had been friends with Ikuta-kun close up for a year. "I like a girl in the class and I would like to confess to her but I'm afraid that she wouldn't accept me." I felt my heart was tearing apart in me and the first person that I thought of was Reika-san as Ikuta-kun always look towards her. "Tell her the truth is all you need Ikuta-kun, gomen I remember I had to rush home for urgent matters see you when school reopen!" I ran away from Ikuta-kun with all my might I knew that Ikuta-kun likes Reika-san, when he finally told me that I needed time to accept the fact he likes someone else. 'I like Ikuta-kun......' But I did not have the courage to tell him when I knew it.
I could only be his best friend when he finally tells me the truth of his crush.
"Why did she run away? Didn't she want me to confess? Did she not like me so she ran away?"
"I think she might misunderstood us, she thinks you like me not her."
"What how I like you?"
"I know being my cousin is not a thing you can choose but you can choose to tell her went we come back to school and tried not to scare her."