ちゅりお誕生日おめでとう！ Happy Birthday - Manachuri [KII] Takayanagi Akane X Mukaida Manatsu
I was writing a W Matsui. but. I've been triggered to finish this first. I'll probably write more of this pair in the future as well.. I guess.
Happy birthday Churi. I'm also glad that Manatsu's back in senbatsu for the 8th single. Her unit was 6th for Request hour! And KII did well too. I guess..
Birds are creatures with wings.
Animals who can fly.
They flap their wings.
And soar towards the blue sky.
Strawberries are fruits.
That are grown on the ground.
They cannot move.
Are they supposed to be eaten and die?
The cold wind blows.
I stop checking my phone and put my fingers in my jacket.
A girl who is at least half a head shorter than me shouts my name and comes running.
"I'm sorry! Work just ended."
I nod and gave her a small smile.
"I just reached too."
She puts her hand in my pocket and touches my fingers.
My hands are cold compared to hers.
"You've been waiting for a while haven't you?"
I kept silent.
Because there was no need for her to know that I was so excited to meet her that I came half an hour earlier. Right?
"Let's get going before the bird park closes."
She smiled at me and nodded.
It's been a while since we went out like this.
She's been busy with work lately. Okey Dokey. Okey Dokey. And Okey Dokey.
Well. There were other jobs to do too.
And she's been busy with other people. Like Jurina. Jurina. And Jurina.
Birds are carefree. They fly around as they wish, waiting for no one.
Even though I have many strong feelings about it, but that doesn't matter now.
I should be treasuring this little time we get.
I stopped worrying and looked at her.
Right now, Takayanagi Akane is not behaving like the 20year old she's supposed to be. Instead, she's jumping around excitedly as we see the birds.
One might perhaps mistaken her for a bird too, at the rate she's flapping her arms.
"Manatsu! Manatsu! Look!"
I can't help but smile. Her enthusiasm is contagious.
Or perhaps I was just glad to see her happy.
"I can't hear you"
"Don't hug me so tightly in public, stupid bird"
"But a blushing Manatsu is too cute!"
"People are starting to stare."
"It doesn't matter. Let them stare. No one knows that I'm 20 and you're only 15."
"That's not the main point."
I frowned and looked at her. She just grinned and imitated the birds again.
"Let's go to the next exhibit~"
She pulled my hand and ran.
"It's weird hearing you address me that way."
"It can't be helped. You're much older than me."
"Ah, I forgot."
You just mentioned my age approximately half an hour ago.
"That's because Manatsu does not look her age~"
"I don't want to hear that from a captain who does not act her age."
She's scrunching up her nose. The captain that I love so much.
I'm feeling guilty. I ought to treat her better for today.
"Shall we eat dinner?"
"Where? I don't see any stores in sight"
She puts her hand up to her eyes and looked around as if her eyes were a pair of binoculars.
Does she really not know or is she acting dumb on purpose?
I don't really want to say it.
But still, I opened my mouth.
"I made us bento"
I took out two lunch boxes from my bag.
For that split second, I thought Takayanagi was going to jump on me.
And she did.
I was not prepared for her to suddenly hug with me such a force.
And we both fell. Together with the lunch boxes.
In a public outdoor park at 7pm, on a green hill lay two girls, one on top of the other.
What a situation to be in.
My heart is beating really fast.
"Stop what~? I've not done anything."
She's replied as she lay on me comfortably.
Does she not know the position we are in?
"We can't eat one of the bento now that it dropped..."
She got off me immediately and went to look at it.
"We can always share the other~"
"But the strawberries.."
"I'll buy you some the next time!"
The once crowded park is now almost empty. The dark park is only lighted by the occasional lamp posts.
I turned and looked at her. There was a serious look on her face.
"Birds can fly. "
I raised my eyebrows.
"But this bird wouldn't fly off alone to the blue sky."
"This bird would do her best to bring a strawberry along."
"Even if the strawberry lying on the ground can't fly."
She's hugging me. And crying softly.
I'm crying too.
Ah. She didn't cry yesterday.
"I'm proud of you. You've worked hard."
"It's nice to have you back."
She's patting me on my head gently.
"Earlier on... I wanted to say Happy birthday."
I knew it.
"I just wanted to hear it again."
"Could you wish me the number of times for every present that you've given me this year?"
"Eh? But your gift is still in my bag..."
She looked upset
"Do I have to say it out?"
Ah. Those eyes.
What a troublesome leader. Just when I wanted to bully her for once.
But if it's today. It's okay.
Just for today.
"Just this once."
"For being together with me since the 2nd Generation auditions..."
Stupid bird. Wonderful leader.
And my lover.