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Re: Back in Time [WMatsui] - Chapter 8 (23/01/2017)
« Reply #60 on: January 23, 2017, 11:19:40 PM »
My question is: what happened with Furuyanagi? I'm only assuming Churi gave birth in the timeline between the last chapter and this one.

But well, WMatsui getting married then having kids surprised me

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Re: Back in Time [WMatsui] - Chapter 8 (23/01/2017)
« Reply #61 on: January 24, 2017, 01:12:29 AM »
OMG !!
I do need a return in time.
Of course read as Jurina in whole of her pregnancy and how she lived would have been very beautiful.

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Re: Back in Time [WMatsui] - Chapter 8 (23/01/2017)
« Reply #62 on: January 24, 2017, 03:22:20 PM »
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My question is: what happened with Furuyanagi? I'm only assuming Churi gave birth in the timeline between the last chapter and this one.

Don't worry, Furuyanagi is perfectly fine  :P Churi gave birth to her child around the time WMatsui got married, so during the timeline of that chapter.

But well, WMatsui getting married then having kids surprised me

You can say they followed well Furuyanagi's example?  XD
« Last Edit: April 03, 2017, 04:38:46 PM by sophcaro »
My WMatsui fanfics:

HEARTBEAT trilogy
- Heartbeat | Completed
- Partners | Completed
- Destiny | Ongoing

OTHER FANFICS
- Warriors | Will return when Destiny is completed
- Back in Time | Will return when Destiny is completed
- One Shot collection: Her Sun | Completed
- Fire and Water | On hiatus

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Re: Back in Time [WMatsui] - Chapter 8 (23/01/2017)
« Reply #63 on: January 24, 2017, 06:00:00 PM »
Ooohhh WMatsui have a baby!!!!

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Re: Back in Time [WMatsui] - Chapter 8 (23/01/2017)
« Reply #64 on: January 25, 2017, 04:05:14 PM »
When Jurina asked for a good luck from Alfred, I had two things on my mind. My initial thoughts was not about the proposal.
I thought Jurina somehow managed to finish the time machine and she tried it herself before anyone else. :on study:
Then she tried to go back in time to make sure the machine worked well. :on blackhole:

But later she looked nervous and even blushed, that was when I realised she might propose Rena. And she did!

The elevator scene was sweet and symbolic, though I thought Jurina would propose in front of their close friends hehe..

And I could imagine Alfred was the one that brought the ring on their wedding. :on gay:

Theeeen..here comes cute little Natsuki. Alfred got a new mistress. He might have A LOT of questions about the newborn baby. (He could be very protective as well.)
I believe Natsuki would get along with Churi and Airi's baby. :k-wink:

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Re: Back in Time [WMatsui] - Chapter 8 (23/01/2017)
« Reply #65 on: January 29, 2017, 02:01:20 AM »
I'M SO SURPRISED!!!!

I knew from the start that Jurina would propose to Rena but I never thought that they would think about having a child that fast!!!!
And even if the idea of they're having a child ever crossed my mind, never would, even for a second I think that Jurina would be the one who will bring the child to the world! I always thought that it suppose to be Rena but after I read this chapter somehow I understand why Rena couldn't do that. Of course! Rena is the CEO of the company and she is always the busiest one, correct me if I'm wrong xD
And for little Natsuki, I'm sure she'll inherit both of her mama's traits. She's going to be a lovely kid  :heart: :yep:

Anyway author-san,
Is this the end?
Is this the final chapter?
Is there going to be an epilogue?

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Re: Back in Time [WMatsui] - Chapter 8 (23/01/2017)
« Reply #66 on: January 29, 2017, 04:01:18 PM »
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I thought Jurina somehow managed to finish the time machine and she tried it herself before anyone else. :on study:
Then she tried to go back in time to make sure the machine worked well.

I don't think Jurina would dare to use the time machine first, and without her boss knowing  XD

The elevator scene was sweet and symbolic, though I thought Jurina would propose in front of their close friends hehe..

It's a very important and intimate moment, right? Besides, Jurina wasn't sure how Rena would respond. I think doing it in front of friends would have been too much pressure for Jurina!

And I could imagine Alfred was the one that brought the ring on their wedding. :on gay:

If I had included a wedding scene, that's exactly what I would have written  ;)


And even if the idea of they're having a child ever crossed my mind, never would, even for a second I think that Jurina would be the one who will bring the child to the world! I always thought that it suppose to be Rena but after I read this chapter somehow I understand why Rena couldn't do that. Of course! Rena is the CEO of the company and she is always the busiest one, correct me if I'm wrong xD

I'm happy you mention it, because I think most readers expected as well Rena to be the mother, not Jurina! But as you understood well, it's more logical for Jurina to be the mother. Not only because I see her as more motherly in general, but also because of Rena's job and important responsibilities as CEO.

Anyway author-san,
Is this the end?
Is this the final chapter?
Is there going to be an epilogue?

The end? Not at all! We're about halfway through the story. I think I mentionned it at one point, but the development of the WMatsui relationship is not the main focus of this story. In fact, it's more like something that leads to another more important narrative arc, which the plot will be revealed in a few chapters.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2017, 04:38:59 PM by sophcaro »
My WMatsui fanfics:

HEARTBEAT trilogy
- Heartbeat | Completed
- Partners | Completed
- Destiny | Ongoing

OTHER FANFICS
- Warriors | Will return when Destiny is completed
- Back in Time | Will return when Destiny is completed
- One Shot collection: Her Sun | Completed
- Fire and Water | On hiatus

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Re: Back in Time [WMatsui] - Chapter 8 (23/01/2017)
« Reply #67 on: January 30, 2017, 01:48:16 PM »
I see~~~~~
I thought it would have ended so fast :nervous
I'll keep reading!!!  :cow:

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Re: Back in Time [WMatsui] - Chapter 8 (23/01/2017)
« Reply #68 on: February 04, 2017, 05:48:08 PM »
I'm usually a silent reader, and I've read through your other stories *Still waiting for Destiny's update*. Great job by the way.. Anyway..

Furuyanagi's daughter named "Shizuru" and WMatsui's named "Natsuki"? I see what you did there~~~ ShizNat!  :lol:
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Re: Back in Time [WMatsui] - Chapter 8 (23/01/2017)
« Reply #69 on: February 05, 2017, 04:02:37 PM »
Furuyanagi's daughter named "Shizuru" and WMatsui's named "Natsuki"? I see what you did there~~~ ShizNat!  :lol:

I'm really happy someone saw/understood the reference to Mai Hime :P When I saw the opportunity to include one of my favorite anime pairings, I just couldn't help it  ;)
My WMatsui fanfics:

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- Partners | Completed
- Destiny | Ongoing

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Re: Back in Time [WMatsui] - Chapter 9 (8/02/2017)
« Reply #70 on: February 08, 2017, 12:12:19 AM »
CHAPTER 9



When Rena came back home after work, the first thing she noticed was the unusual quietness of the house. In fact, not a single noise could be heard when she passed the front door, and placed her coat and shoes in the hallway. The CEO scanned the living room in curiosity, knowing the place should definitely be more lively at this time of the day. Indeed, her wife should already have picked up their four years old daughter from kindergarten an hour ago. Was it possible that they took advantage of the beautiful, sunny weather to go for a walk in the park nearby?

Rena took a few steps forward, soon addressing their domestic robot who was activated and standing still next to the television. “Alfred, do you know where Jurina and Natsuki are?”

The robot gazed back at her and emitted a small sound in recognition, but didn’t reply for all that. Rena blinked in confusion, wondering why he was remaining silent. If Jurina had left the house with Natsuki, then she evidently would have informed their faithful servant about it. There was no way Alfred was not aware of their whereabouts.

Just as she was about to insist, Alfred lifted his left mechanical arm slowly, pointing with his index in the direction of the sofa. Rena immediately relaxed, now understanding what he was discreetly trying to tell her. If her guess was right her wife had not left the house with their daughter, but could be much closer than she initially believed.

“Ah, it seems there’s no one home.” Rena decided to play along and sighed, while approaching without a sound the sofa from behind.

Her action certainly didn’t go unnoticed from the robot who watched her every move attentively, producing a small sound in delight when he understood what she was trying to achieve. The CEO turned briefly at him and pressed a finger against her lips, the robot immediately getting the message conveyed. Now, he didn’t dare to make another sound or move anymore, his blue eyes nevertheless not missing out the amusing scene unfolding in front of him.

Rena leaned over the back of the sofa and looked down, her mouth tugging into an amused smile at her discovery. On top of Jurina’s stomach was laying a four-year-old Natsuki who was trying to stay very quiet, and who immediately gave her an impish side glance at her sight.

“Look what I found here…” Rena grinned, the little Natsuki immediately averting her gaze playfully to nuzzle her nose in the crook of Jurina’s neck. “Someone is playing hide and seek with mommy?”

“Ah no, Natsuki, our hideout is found…” Jurina faked disappointment, her eyes meeting those of her wife in a knowing smile. “Mommy is really, really too clever!”

A small giggle was muffled against her shoulder, and Natsuki’s good spirit prompted Rena to have a little fun with her. Extending her arm, she reached over her, not wasting time to tickle her stomach. Immediately, the little girl started wriggling on top of Jurina, in the desperate attempt to avoid the clever fingers. They played for a little while, tears forming in Natsuki’s eyes gradually, until it was too much for the very ticklish girl that she was and she had no choice but to concede defeat. “Mommy, stop! Stop!”

Rena decided to have a little mercy on her and complied, watching in amusement her daughter who was still laughing a little. Being CEO of such an important corporation was definitely time consuming, and she didn’t always have as much free time as Jurina to be with their daughter. That’s why she always relished every single minute they could spend the three of them as a family, nothing pleasing her more than witnessing her daughter’s cheerful expression.

As she ran her fingers affectionately through Natsuki’s long, black hair, she took advantage of the moment to observe her beautiful daughter more carefully. After four years, she could now clearly see traits of both Jurina and her in their daughter. Often, Jurina would state that their daughter was definitely more like Rena, physically and personality wise. To support her declaration, she would bring forward her ‘princess-like’ appearance very similar to the CEO’s, and her introvert and solitary side.

It is true to say that, on the latter aspect, Natsuki didn’t have many friend in kindergarten. In fact, apart from Shizuru – Airi and Akane’s daughter – she had never brought any other friend home. However, if there were two traits she had definitely inherited from her other mother, it was her incredible stubbornness, and athletic side. Once Natsuki had decided she wanted to play on the rocking horse in the children playground, you better had to hold her hand tight if you didn’t want to see her running towards it at increasing speed.

Jurina straightened up on the sofa once Natsuki was completely calmed down, giving her back an encouraging, light tap. “Come on, go and give a kiss to mommy.”

The little girl still avoided the CEO’s eyes playfully for a few more seconds – still visibly undecided if the game was completely over or not – before climbing down, and making her way around the sofa. Rena kneeled down, welcoming Natsuki when she threw herself into her arms.

“Mommy is home.” Natsuki kissed her cheek, her smile broadening when she received a hug and a kiss in return.

Natsuki wrapped her arms around her neck and Rena lifted her up as she raised to her feet, not missing the joy still present in her little girl’s eyes. “What did Natsuki do today?”

“Drawing!” Natsuki replied, using her left finger to point at the coffee table with excitement.

Rena walked towards the designated place and took a seat on the sofa beside Jurina – placing a gentle kiss against her lips – before focusing on Natsuki who was turning around on her lap to face the drawing properly. “The mistress wanted us to draw our family!”

Rena glanced at the piece of paper in curiosity, startled when she noticed the important height difference between both parents, when they were in reality only a few inches apart. “Mama is taller than me?”

“Of course!” Natsuki affirmed, continuing with her description as if she had never interrupted her. “This is Natsuki.” She pointed next at a little girl situated between both parents, then a smaller character who was holding her hand. “And this is Alfred. I did his big blue eyes.”

“I can see that.” Rena rubbed her stomach, before planting a kiss on the top of her head. “It’s a beautiful drawing, darling. You can show it to Shizuru later.”

Natsuki’s smile vanished instantly and - even though she had her back turned - Rena could tell she had said something wrong by the way she had fallen very silent. It couldn’t be because of the compliment, so it somewhat had to do with the mention of her older friend. Intrigued, she glanced briefly at Jurina in search of answers, but was met with a similar confused look. “What is it, honey?”

“S-Shizuru is coming tonight?” Natsuki stammered, and it didn’t take a genius to figure out she was not very pleased with the prospect. 

“We told you auntie Airi and auntie Akane were coming for dinner tonight,” Rena reminded her, frowning slightly at her odd behavior. “Did you forget?”

A light hum was all she received in reply, and the CEO now wondered if both friends didn’t get into a fight. It would be surprising considering they got along well and Shizuru was a sweet and friendly little girl, but Natsuki’s sudden discomfort at the mention of Airi and Akane’s daughter was manifest. “Natsuki?”

“Did something happen with Shizuru?” Jurina asked in concern when the little girl didn’t reply, her question unfortunately receiving the same silent treatment.

“Little mistress is upset because Shizuru kissed her the other day.” A metallic voice sounded, all heads turning towards the robot now approaching. “Little mistress didn’t like it.”

“A-Alfred!” Natsuki’s cheeks colored pink instantly. “It was a secret!”

The robot froze, now realizing his terrible mistake, and looked down to the floor in shame. “Forgive me, little mistress…”

Rena observed the robot who was not daring crossing Natsuki’s gaze, noting again how close he had grown to their daughter over the years. Long before Natsuki’s arrival into this world, Jurina had one day told her about a specific program implanted within the robot. Alfred was not just a domestic robot perfect to deal with everyday tasks in the house, he was also designed to take care of little children.

After Natsuki’s birth, it took her a few weeks to completely trust Alfred around their first child. When Jurina had no difficulty letting the robot taking care of Natsuki unsupervised, Rena couldn’t help keeping an eye on him from time to time. Maybe she was being too protective. Or maybe it was the concept of a machine handling such a fragile human being that didn’t bode well with her.

In the end, she discovered her fears were unfounded. Alfred – their faithful humanoid robot who had now been under Jurina’s service for nine years – was perfect around Natsuki. Not only did he fully understand her needs and was capable of taking care of them, he was also a devoted friend and good listener. When Rena sometimes observed them both interacting in curiosity, it was more than obvious that he was very fond of his new little mistress, and the attachment was mutual.

“Where did Shizuru kiss you?” Rena asked gently, returning to the visibly tricky subject. “On the cheek?”

“N-No,” Natsuki babbled, still avoiding her parents’ gaze in unease. “Like mama kisses mommy.”

“That means she likes you,” Jurina chimed in, finding their daughter’s discomfort admittedly very cute. “Did you kiss her back?”

“Of course not!” Natsuki interjected, gazing back at her in shock as if she had made the most stupid suggestion ever. “It’s too embarrassing!”

Rena extended her hand towards Natsuki, and circled her waist once she was standing in front of her. “No one is forcing you to kiss her back if you don’t want to,” Rena said, smiling a little when Natsuki’s face lit up in undeniable relief. “You can go and play in your room. We’ll call you when our guests have arrived.”

Natsuki nodded, her bare feet resonating on the floor as she turned around, and moved in the direction of the staircase. Rena’s eyes followed her as she started climbing the stairs, the living room soon plunging into silence. Rena leaned her head against Jurina’s shoulder, relishing her wife’s presence.

They both still worked at the same company, but Jurina had ceased being her assistant four years ago. After both agreeing it was best to put the time machine project on hold, at least until Natsuki was old enough, Jurina had been promoted project manager. Now, she worked on floor 11, one of the floors occupied by the development and research department. “How was your day?”

“Fruitful.” Jurina pressed her lips against her wife’s temple. “We filed a patent for a new pill. If everything goes well, we could start commercializing it in a few months.”

“The one that increases human speed?” Rena glanced back at her in surprise, getting a light hum in return. “Congratulations!”

Jurina laughed when her lips were quickly captured into a kiss, shaking her head a little when she noticed the CEO’s enthusiasm. “You have a wonderful team of scientists. Alone, I would never have managed this incredible breakthrough.”

“Always so modest.” Rena rolled her eyes. “Do you have any ideas how many companies envy me and would like to hire you?”

“Too bad I’m already taken.” Jurina teased. “Even if they offered me twice my current salary, I couldn’t possibly leave my beautiful employer.”

Rena’s eyes softened at the feeling of fingers caressing her cheek tenderly, and was just about to claim Jurina’s lips once again, when she was interrupted by a very concerned voice sounding from the top of the stairs. “Mama! I can’t find Duran!”

At the mention of Natsuki’s favorite stuffed toy Jurina gave Rena an apologetic look, knowing the little girl would never leave her in peace until she came to her rescue. “You don’t have to worry about dinner," Jurina declared, standing up from the sofa. “Alfred and I took care of everything.”

“Thank you.” Rena sent both Jurina and Alfred a smile of gratitude.

When her wife disappeared from her sight she focused her attention on their domestic robot, noticing that he looked a little upset. Now, she wondered if his peculiar behavior wasn’t triggered by his previous short exchange with Natsuki, and he didn’t still feel ashamed for revealing her secret. She motioned the robot to come closer, a pair of curious big blue eyes falling on her when she took his hand. “Natsuki is not mad at you. Go and see her.”

Despite Rena’s appeasing tone the robot still looked hesitant and didn’t bulge, and she knew it would take a little more convincing. “What if we both go and see her?”

This solution definitely appealed to the robot who emitted a cheerful sound, and she shot him an amused smile at his reaction. Standing from the sofa, she didn’t miss Alfred’s footsteps following her closely by as they both joined Jurina and Natsuki upstairs.






TO BE CONTINUED
« Last Edit: December 12, 2017, 03:57:13 AM by sophcaro »
My WMatsui fanfics:

HEARTBEAT trilogy
- Heartbeat | Completed
- Partners | Completed
- Destiny | Ongoing

OTHER FANFICS
- Warriors | Will return when Destiny is completed
- Back in Time | Will return when Destiny is completed
- One Shot collection: Her Sun | Completed
- Fire and Water | On hiatus

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Re: Back in Time [WMatsui] - Chapter 9 (08/02/2017)
« Reply #71 on: February 08, 2017, 08:52:12 AM »
Such a harmonious family :nya:

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Re: Back in Time [WMatsui] - Chapter 9 (08/02/2017)
« Reply #72 on: February 09, 2017, 12:20:01 AM »
Very good chapter
I loved the relationship of the family.
Somehow it's refreshing a fic where Jurina is the "woman" of the family. Accustomed in all to be she the masculine personality.
Personally I think it's lovely.

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Re: Back in Time [WMatsui] - Chapter 9 (08/02/2017)
« Reply #73 on: February 09, 2017, 02:00:12 PM »
OMG...it's really warm and beautiful! *shed tears* I read it twice; the second time was much slower. But the effect was still the same for me, even better.
The way you described scene after scene gave me warmth.

My favourite scene is when Rena discovered Natsuki and Jurina behind the sofa.
I can't describe how I feel. It's like marshmallow. So soft...so fluffy.
Like.. it tickles some soft part of my heart. It's different when it's only Jurina and Rena.
Natsuki was effortlessly lovable. I started to adore her even more.

And that was the first time Rena ever called someone with such lovely nicknames like 'darling' and 'honey'.
Never once any Rena in your fics ever called someone like that; not even to Jurina.
In addition, Jurina was a natural. She was very good with little kids.

Alfred was still cute and innocent as always. The scene when he showed Rena about Jurina and Natsuki's whereabouts is funny.
But the bond is Matsui's little family is the best part of this chapter.

I really really like this chapter. You nailed it, author-san!

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Re: Back in Time [WMatsui] - Chapter 9 (08/02/2017)
« Reply #74 on: February 12, 2017, 06:00:57 AM »
What a happy family!!!  :love:
Author-san, I love this chapter!
It took an extra time for me to read this chapter since I always paused and smiling like every three sentences  :hee:
And... And... I can imagine how cute Natsuki is when she saying this!!  :inlove:
“And this is Alfred. I did his big blue eyes.”
I don't know why but I have the feeling that she will grow up as a tsundere just like Rena :lol:
I hope she'll soon get along well with Shizuru~


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Re: Back in Time [WMatsui] - Chapter 9 (08/02/2017)
« Reply #75 on: February 12, 2017, 07:34:35 AM »
I don't know why but I have the feeling that she will grow up as a tsundere just like Rena :lol:

OMG...Natsuki growing up as a tsundere like her mommy never crossed my mind! I think you have a good point here! :on lol:

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« Reply #76 on: February 15, 2017, 02:43:44 PM »
Hello sophcaro-san!!!
I'm a silent reader and always been one of an avid fan of ur story :bow:

Usually i didn't replt or post something, but i just wanna convey what i feel about this story

From the very first start you post this story i feel like something really bad is going to happen to rena or jurina (most likely jurina i think)

I'm not hoping for it to not happen or have a good ending, i just wanna say that i will respect whatever choice will be
Even though i know that i'll be hurt  :cry:

And i hope you will always keep writing a good story and finish it, and maybe be a writer so that i could keep on reading yoor story, Good luck  :thumbsup

Btw i'm also a loyal fan of heartbeat series from the start and waiting for it to keep unfold and end in a good way as a story, keep on going!!

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Re: Back in Time [WMatsui] - Chapter 9 (08/02/2017)
« Reply #77 on: February 23, 2017, 01:33:35 AM »
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Such a harmonious family :nya:

Yes, I think they make a great family too  8)

Very good chapter
I loved the relationship of the family.
Somehow it's refreshing a fic where Jurina is the "woman" of the family. Accustomed in all to be she the masculine personality.
Personally I think it's lovely.

I know what you mean. Jurina is often portrayed as the tomboy in fanfics, right? A change is always good  ;)

OMG...it's really warm and beautiful! *shed tears* I read it twice; the second time was much slower. But the effect was still the same for me, even better.
The way you described scene after scene gave me warmth.

My favourite scene is when Rena discovered Natsuki and Jurina behind the sofa.
I can't describe how I feel. It's like marshmallow. So soft...so fluffy.
Like.. it tickles some soft part of my heart. It's different when it's only Jurina and Rena.
Natsuki was effortlessly lovable. I started to adore her even more.

I'm glad you enjoyed that family chapter, and liked little Natsuki  :)


And that was the first time Rena ever called someone with such lovely nicknames like 'darling' and 'honey'.
Never once any Rena in your fics ever called someone like that; not even to Jurina.

It's true I'm not very fond of nicknames in general, so I don't use them in my fanfics. However, in that case, I believed it suited very well the circumstances when it comes to Rena's relationship with Natsuki  :heart:

Alfred was still cute and innocent as always. The scene when he showed Rena about Jurina and Natsuki's whereabouts is funny.

Alfred may be old now, he's still as cute and innocent as ever  :P

I hope she'll soon get along well with Shizuru~

Don't worry, Natsuki gets along well with Shizuru. She's just a big tsundere  :lol:

Hello sophcaro-san!!!
I'm a silent reader and always been one of an avid fan of ur story :bow:

Usually i didn't replt or post something, but i just wanna convey what i feel about this story

Hi silent reader! Thanks for posting a comment, I really appreciate it  :yep:


From the very first start you post this story i feel like something really bad is going to happen to rena or jurina (most likely jurina i think)

I'm not hoping for it to not happen or have a good ending, i just wanna say that i will respect whatever choice will be
Even though i know that i'll be hurt  :cry:

Eh? You mean, while reading the prologue, you felt something bad would happen to one of them?  :?

And i hope you will always keep writing a good story and finish it, and maybe be a writer so that i could keep on reading yoor story, Good luck  :thumbsup

Btw i'm also a loyal fan of heartbeat series from the start and waiting for it to keep unfold and end in a good way as a story, keep on going!!

I do intend on finishing all my stories, no worries about that  :thumbup Thanks for reading/following me  :)


« Last Edit: April 03, 2017, 04:39:35 PM by sophcaro »
My WMatsui fanfics:

HEARTBEAT trilogy
- Heartbeat | Completed
- Partners | Completed
- Destiny | Ongoing

OTHER FANFICS
- Warriors | Will return when Destiny is completed
- Back in Time | Will return when Destiny is completed
- One Shot collection: Her Sun | Completed
- Fire and Water | On hiatus

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Re: Back in Time [WMatsui] - Chapter 9 (08/02/2017)
« Reply #78 on: February 25, 2017, 10:32:45 AM »
Yep that's what i mean, from reading the prologue or maybe the first chap, well i forgot, and don't know why usually if a story with "time" as the genre, there's somehow something bad or sad happening.

Probably because in relationship "time" is the worst enemy

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Re: Back in Time [WMatsui] - Chapter 10 (04/03/2017)
« Reply #79 on: March 04, 2017, 02:07:13 PM »
CHAPTER 10



Jurina didn’t believe her life could be more ideal. These last six years, she had been blissfully happy alongside her beautiful wife, the arrival of their daughter Natsuki into their life perfecting the picture. Regarding her professional career, her skills were put to very good use at Matsui corporation. She was fortunate enough to work with the best scientists in the country, and was given the free reins to develop projects dear to her heart. Despite all the freedom she was given, there was one project in particular she regretted never seeing come to its term. It was the reason why she had applied for a job at Matsui corporation in the first place, and for which she had been hired.

The time machine project.

Jurina was perfectly aware of Rena’s reasons for putting it on hold. When Natsuki was born, the business woman didn’t want to be a stranger to their daughter. The idea of having her growing up with an absent parent was inconceivable to her, and she wished to be as much present in her life as possible. In that sense, the time machine was an obstacle to her objective. Indeed, once the time machine would be built and Rena would begin travelling through time, she would evidently be far less present at home.

Jurina understood her wife’s logic, and naturally agreed when Rena suggested to pause the project. Once the decision was made, the team working on floor 22 got transferred to other services, and allocated to other projects. However, as the years passed and Natsuki grew up, Jurina didn’t fail to notice that her wife spoke less frequently about her childhood dream.

When they first met, the CEO’s enthusiasm for this project was manifest. Jurina could tell how important it was to her, and she always loved the way her eyes would brighten up when she would talk at length and with great passion about all the ancient civilizations she couldn’t wait to explore. For Jurina, it was definitely a motivating factor, and it pushed her to work even harder day by day, more than decided to fulfill Rena’s wish.

These last few years, Rena’s interest for this project seemed to have progressively vanished. In fact, as they both got engrossed into their work and focused their attention on other projects, Jurina got the strong impression that Rena had purely and simply lost the will to finish the plans of the time machine. Somehow, the idea of Rena giving up on her dream didn’t appeal to Jurina in the slightest.

Tonight, she was determined to have a conversation with her about it. They had finished dinner half an hour ago and the CEO was busy working in the living room, while Natsuki was playing upstairs in her bedroom.

Jurina pulled a chair and sat at the table next to Rena, her arrival prompting the older Matsui to look up to her briefly, and informing her she was almost done. Jurina nodded but remained silent, trying to figure out the best way to broach the tricky subject. It was not that she hadn’t tried already. Over the course of the year, she had mentioned the time machine now and then, hoping her wife would give her the green light to resume the project.

Each and single time, she had replied negatively, stating Natsuki was still too young. Up to that day, Jurina had always relented when her wife used their daughter’s age as an excuse for postponing the project again. Nevertheless, Rena’s blatant disinterest for the matter worried her.

As she waited patiently for her wife to finish her work, she already had all the arguments inside her head. Tonight, she was well decided to make herself heard.

“Is there something you wished to tell me?” Jurina, who was lost in her thoughts, glanced back at the CEO, noticing she had paused what she was doing, and was now watching her in mild curiosity.

“Yes, but I’ll let you finish your work first,” Jurina replied with a smile. “It can wait.”

Jurina expected her wife to follow her indications and resume what she was doing but to her surprise, she left her work aside the moment after. “No, I can sense it’s important. What is it?”

By Rena’s expectant look, Jurina knew she wasn’t going to continue her work until she had spoken to her. Taking a deep breath, she finally exposed what had been on her mind all evening, and for far too long. “I wanted to talk to you about the time machine project.”

When Rena let out a small sigh, Jurina guessed she didn’t really enjoy the direction this conversation was taking. Rena’s reluctance to talk about this subject was obvious, but she continued nevertheless. “I know you wanted to put this project on hold until Natsuki was old enough, but she’s almost five now. I think it’s time we start working on the plans of the time machine again. I suggest to re-allocate the previous team, and I also know a few people who could help.”

“Are you not satisfied with the current projects you’re working on?” Rena asked with a mixture of concern and confusion in her voice. “Is this the reason why you’re mentioning this again?”

“No,” Jurina reassured her quickly. “I like what I’m doing; it doesn’t have anything to do with that. It’s just that… it’s been five years now. If I didn’t know any better, I could easily believe you’re not interested in building the time machine anymore.”

“What if that was the case?” Rena’s tone was assured but at the same time gentle when she replied. “Would it be that surprising?”

Jurina stayed quiet when she heard the answer she dreaded the most. Until now, she was still somewhat hopeful Rena would tell her she was all wrong, and she had not given up on her wish to travel through time. Moreover, there was no sign of hesitation in her voice, almost as if she had already made up her mind a long time ago. “But you were so eager to go back in time when we first met.” Jurina insisted. “It was such a beautiful dream: a dream I promised you I was going to realize.”

“I know,” Rena conceded with a small nod. “But what if my goals in life have changed along the way? Tell me, Jurina. What good reasons would I have to go back in time, when I already possess everything I desire in the present?”

Jurina felt slightly destabilized and a little desperate, sensing her arguments were having no impact whatsoever on her interlocutor. Nevertheless, she refused stubbornly to give up just yet. “I think you’re making a mistake, and I’m afraid you’ll regret it later.”

A warm smile spread across Rena’s face, and she extended her arm to cover her hand with hers. “I know you only wish for my happiness. I’m sorry for not being more honest with you. I should have told you I had already moved on and put that dream behind me.”

The moment after, Rena captured her lips in a short kiss, before diverting her attention to her work again. Despite the fact the conversation was clearly over, Jurina couldn’t help staring at her in incomprehension. She wanted so much to add something. Anything that could possibly change Rena’s mind. Rena’s dream was not incompatible with her family life anymore. Despite it, she was giving up on it willingly.

Jurina didn’t believe she would ever be able to accept that.





“Read me a story, mama!”

Jurina, who was putting Natsuki to bed, smiled to herself when she heard the demand. Once she considered Natsuki was finally tucked properly, she glanced back at her, expecting to hear such a request the moment the little girl placed her head on the blue pillow. These last few months, Natsuki really enjoyed it when she read her stories before going to sleep, and they already had gone through half the little girl’s book collection.

Jurina observed her daughter, caressing her hair with affection when she noticed her pressing Duran - her favorite stuffed toy - against her cheek. Considering the very expectant look her daughter was giving her, Jurina knew she would have a hard time accepting no for an answer. After checking briefly the time on the alarm-clock and discovering she still had some time left before Natsuki’s bedtime, she nodded. “Alright. Let’s read a story.”

Natsuki’s smile broadened instantly and Jurina walked towards Natsuki’s bookshelf, looking for a story she had not read yet. As she grabbed a book and sat on Natsuki’s bed, her previous conversation with her wife unexpectedly submerged her mind. Jurina let out a despondent sigh, still somewhat frustrated she had failed miserably to convince her. The thought of broaching the subject again didn’t even occur to her, knowing insisting would be of no use now that her wife had made it perfectly clear that she didn’t wish to travel through time anymore.   

Jurina jolted out of her reverie when she heard Natsuki’s voice calling her hesitantly, and her conversation with Rena fell progressively at the back of her head as she paid attention again to the thick hardcover book on her lap. The title was the first thing she read. “The Prince of Nagoya.”

Jurina’s mouth tugged into a smile when the title definitely rang a bell, and she realized it was a story her own grandmother used to read her when she was a child. However, because of the distant memory, some details about the plot remained a bit blurry. “A long time ago, a young prince lived in a beautiful castle. Always calm and polite, the prince was also very well educated and wise. With his shiny long black hair falling down his shoulders and his porcelain face, he was known across the country as a very handsome young man.”

“Mommy!” Jurina paused in her reading at Natsuki’s sudden exclamation. “The prince is mommy!”

Jurina looked up in surprise, noticing Natsuki’s excitement when their eyes met. “You think the prince looks like mommy?” she asked in bewilderment, laughing when the little girl nodded swiftly. “Alright, we’ll say mommy is the prince, then.”

Jurina found Natsuki’s statement very amusing but didn’t try to contradict her, and she resumed the story.

“Since a very young age, the prince had always been a very studious person, preferring by far the company of his books than sparring with his private tutor. Because of his neat appearance and advantageous looks, the prince drew a lot of attention, but he remained a very solitary person. Even though he was surrounded by many people, he always enjoyed more the quietness of his library than the liveliness of ballrooms. However, there were some duties he simply couldn’t afford to miss. One day, he received a delegation from a distant kingdom, among them a certain beautiful princess…”

Jurina made a pause, tilting her head towards Natsuki in curiosity when her daughter was not making a single noise anymore, willing to check if she had not fallen asleep. The pair of eyes staring back at her in great interest clearly proved otherwise, a small pout forming on Natsuki’s lips the moment after. “Why did you stop, mama?”

“Sorry,” Jurina apologized with a smile, seeing this story seemed to have definitely caught her daughter’s attention. Without further ado, she continued. “They fell in love with each other at first sight and a few months later, they celebrated their love with a beautiful wedding. They were very happy together, until tragedy struck.”

“No...” Natsuki’s voice trembled at the news, and she squeezed Duran tightly. “D-Did something happen to the princess?”

Jurina smiled inwardly, impressed by her daughter’s perceptiveness. “A king visiting their kingdom fell madly in love with the princess and tried to seduce her, but soon realized the princess’s heart would never belong to another but the prince. However, the king refused the concede defeat and, one night, took advantage of his hosts’ hospitality to kidnap the princess.

The young prince was completely devastated, but was unfortunately powerless against the evil king: his small army was simply no match against his. Despite it, the young prince refused to give up on the woman he loved so deeply. The thought of living without his beloved princess by his side was just too unbearable.

With no other options left, the prince did the unconceivable: he sought help from a witch. His advisors tried desperately to change the prince’s mind, warning him about her dangerous powers. The prince, who always listened carefully to his advisors until now, dismissed all their warnings one by one. The prince was determined to save his princess; he was ready to face any danger. One day, he took his horse and rode in search of the witch, who was told to be living in a forest a few days away from his kingdom.

The prince found the forest but it was so vast, that he soon got lost in its immensity. After wandering for days in the forest with an empty flask, he unexpectedly came across a small, wooden hut out of nowhere. The prince, realizing he had finally discovered the witch’s hideout, climbed down from his horse, his steps a little unsteady when he walked towards the cabin. He had not drunk a single drop of water in several days.

Despite his undeniable relief, he was still very cautious when he approached the wooden hut, his fingers clutching the pommel of his sword when he pushed the door. His advisors’ warnings came to the forefront of his mind when he came face-to-face with the witch, but he refused to let his fear transpire in front of the woman. 

The witch invited him to take a seat and, after carefully assessing the situation and judging the elderly woman currently harmful, he followed her instructions and started explaining the reason of his presence. The whole time, the witch listened attentively, never interrupting him once. When the prince finished his story and voiced his demand, he progressively feared the witch was not going to be of any help. The prince had always been very perceptive, and the fact he couldn’t read the woman at all was very destabilizing.

To his surprise, she agreed to help him. The prince was so overjoyed by the news, that he promised to give her everything she wanted if she succeeded in bringing him back his beloved princess. The witch seemed satisfied with his offer and agreed to his terms, although she never specified what she wished in return. The prince didn’t think too much of it. He was not very rich, but his wife was worth all the gold in the world…That’s when-”

The sound of the bedroom’s door opening distracted Jurina and she looked up in curiosity, noticing her wife standing on the doorstep. Rena’s eyes fell on her at first, before lingering on the little girl in bed. “It’s time to sleep, honey.”

“No!” Natsuki immediately protested vehemently. “Mama hasn’t finished the story! I want to know what happens to the prince and the princess!”

“You have school tomorrow,” Rena reminded her gently. “It’s already past your bedtime.”

Natsuki’s disappointment was manifest, but Jurina knew she couldn’t argue with her wife when she noticed the late hour, and realized she indeed got a little carried away. Placing a bookmark at the page she was reading she closed the book, giving their daughter an apologetic look. “Mommy is right. Natsuki needs to sleep if she wants to make beautiful drawings tomorrow.”

“Duran is not sleepy!” Natsuki whined. “Look!”

Jurina smiled with amusement when the little girl held her stuffed dog in the air, almost considering reading a few more pages to please her daughter. However, when she heard her wife clearing her throat behind her back, she knew the latter was never going to let such a thing happen under her watch. “I’ll continue the story tomorrow.”

Natsuki didn’t seem satisfied with the reply at all, but didn’t insist anymore when Jurina stood up from the bed, and placed the book back on the shelf. “You promise?”

“I promise,” Jurina confirmed with a nod, moving towards the bed again and kissing her cheek softly. “Sleep well, Natsuki.”

When Jurina took a step back, Rena approached and leaned down to kiss Natsuki’s forehead, the little girl catching her forearm quickly as she was about to retreat. “Mommy, is the prince going to save the princess?”

Rena widened her eyes slightly at her daughter’s sudden question, having absolutely no clue what she was talking about, until deducing it probably had something to do with the story Jurina was currently reading her. “What does Natsuki think?”

“I think the prince is very strong and loves the princess,” Natsuki replied with conviction. “He will deliver her from the evil king.”

Rena smiled, her fingertips tracing her cheek tenderly. “I’m sure he will. Goodnight, darling.”

Natsuki’s eyes followed her parents until they turned the light off and made sure to leave the door slightly ajar behind them, her attention soon drawn to the book resting on the shelf in interest. The temptation to sneak out of bed and read the rest of the story was very strong. However, she soon gave up on the idea, conscious she was still too young to understand all the complicated words written on the pages. Reluctantly, Natsuki closed her eyes and held Duran close, impatient to discover how the brave prince was going to save his beloved princess.





TO BE CONTINUED
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