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Yes this will be a love triangle but no I have no plans for Mayu to appear as a main character, she may have a small cameo kind of like Mariko-sensei. I hope that doesn't disappoint you
As for Yuki's reason for calling here it is.Chapter 2 ~君がかけた電話~The Phone Call from You
“Yuki-san!” My face froze in disbelief what was Rena’s girlfriend phoning me for “Why are you phoning me? Wait how the heck do you even know my number?” I couldn’t contain my shock as I yelled down the phone.
“Well Rena forgot her mobile at my house and I was wondering if you could tell me her home’s phone number” Yuki sounded really concerned about what had just happened
“Huh didn’t she tell you her number?” It seemed a strange thing not to do.
“Actually she hasn’t…” Yuki’s voice faded out in embarrassment
“Wait your trying to tell me that you guys have already kissed but you don’t know her phone number?” There was a nervous silence from across the line. “Wow, you guys really go about things at your own pace don’t you?” Then a sudden thought crossed my mind “If you have Rena’s phone why don’t you just find the number on her phone?”
There was a loud gasp in my ear “Why on earth didn’t I think of that! Gosh, I’m sorry for bothering you Jurina-san and I should really apologize for the way acted towards you today…”
“Nah, you don’t have to apologize; it should be Rena apologizing for making that dumb joke.”
Yuki still sounded hesitant “You sure you’re just fine with that?”
“Uh huh” I said, needlessly nodding
“Also the thing that Rena said about you and her kissing” I heard her take a large gulp “It’s definitely not true right?” I sensed some anxiety in her voice
“Of course not” I answered reassuringly “That was just Rena trying to be funny and show off in front of you.”
“I’m so glad that was just joke.” There was a huge sigh of relief from Yuki as she continued on “I admit that when Rena started to talk about you I felt a little jealous but you sounded like such a wonderful person. Oh, I’m so happy that we can be friends Jurina. I am allowed to call you by your first name right? You can call me Yuki but would you rather me still call you Jurina-san? Wait a second, we’re definitely friends right? Because we don’t have to be just cause I sai—”
“Time out!” I shouted at my phone I became breathless just listening to her “Please calm down a bit Yuki” I panted
“Ah you just called me Yuki! I’m so happy we can be friends with each other Jurina! It is definitely okay for me to call you Jurina right?” Yuki’s motor mouth just kept firing out word after word, where did she get all this energy from?
“Yuki please just stop talking for a second” I finally managed to halt her incessant flow of noise “You don’t want to be the person responsible for my mental breakdown.”
“Sorry I just got a little carried away” Yuki sheepishly whispered into the phone.
“That’s fine since I’m also happy that we can be friends, just try to slow down a tiny bit otherwise I won’t understand a single thing you say”
“Right, I’ll make sure it won’t happen ever again, I promise.” I immediately thought it was unlikely that she would be able to keep that promise but at least it calmed her down for now.
“Well I guess I’ll see you tomorrow then, and make sure you find Rena’s number in her phone to call her.”
“Ah, I completely forgot about that.” There was a faint slap in the background “Thanks for reminding me Jurina. Also there’s one last thing I need to ask you”
“Sure go ahead and ask.”
“Well it’s a bit of a silly question but where do you think Rena would take me on a first date?”
“A date, before knowing each other’s phone numbers?” I let out a little chuckle “You two must be the weirdest couple in history.”
“Hey stop being so mean.” Yuki complained “Also what do you know about being in a relationship? You even admitted yourself that you’ve never kissed anyone.” I was certain that Yuki’s tongue was sticking out at this point.
“Well about your date” Flustered by Yuki’s words I hastily returned the subject of the conversation back to the date “I’m not too sure. She might take you to the cinema since she mentioned there’s this new film she wants to watch, but why do you need to know? Isn’t a surprise more romantic?”
Yuki responded with a tut “You’re too naïve Jurina.” I sensed a speech was about to follow “You see with the first date you have to give an awesome first impression and to do that you need to perfectly co-ordinate your clothes with the theme of the date. For a dinner date you wou—” At this point I shut my brain down, only vaguely listening to Yuki and occasionally grunting to feign that I was paying attention to what she was saying. “So you’re absolutely sure that it’s going to be a cinema date?”
“Yeah, I guess so.” I didn’t have a clue where Rena would take her
“That’s brilliant I have the 2 perfect outfits! Oh, but that means I have to choose between them now.” The initial joy in her voice faded
“Well er…do you still want my help?” I was kicking myself as I said those words.
“No this is something I have to do by myself as a girlfriend. I’ve also bothered you with all this so I won’t keep you for any longer.” I was relieved that she had refused my offer. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to help, but Yuki had already proven that she knew a lot more about these things than me.
“Right well I guess it’s good night?” I still wasn’t sure if Yuki was done with me.
“Yes, good night Jurina and thank you so much for your help!” She exclaimed before hanging up. After placing my phone on the desk I flopped back onto my bed, exhausted. I lay there motionless, reflecting on the bizarre events that occurred today. My best friend started going out with a girl that she had never mentioned to me, not only that I then get a phone call from that girl asking me for Rena’s number and dating advice! Even after all that, I have remaining doubts over Yuki. Rena is clearly head over heels for her but I wasn’t sure why, well actually that would be a lie since I have to admit that she is pretty beautiful and on further inspection I could tell her body had been blessed in several particular areas... I shook my head free of any developing image. Rena isn’t so shallow that she would date someone purely on looks; there must be something else, a quirk that I’m yet to notice.
I glanced across at my clock; the small hand had gone just beyond 8. I bolted straight up from my bed. I can’t believe I wasted that much time talking to Yuki!
“Jurina, dear. Dinner’s ready.” My mum called from down the stairs.
“Dammit I still have all my work left do.” I sulked on my way downstairs.
Bang! My head was searing with pain. I opened my eyes to a cloud of dust
“Huh, wha—” I spluttered in panic “I er… Where am I?”
“Hey Matsui” The hairs on the back on my neck shot up “How about I tell you where you should be. The corridor, now” I shuffled away from my desk still groggy from my rude awakening. “Don’t forget the bucket.” I lifted the oversized tin can as I exited the class.
Curse that Yuki! It’s her fault for wasting all that time lecturing me about dates and clothes and stuff. How can someone worry that much about these things? Rounding the corner into the toilet I met eyes with the very subject of my thoughts.
“Yuki!” the metal canister slipped out of my hands “Owww, what the heck are you doing here?” She pointed at the bucket filling with water as her other hand covered her gaping mouth “Ahh, sleeping in class” Yuki only managed a mere nod in reply her eyes waging in a battle just to stay open, serves her right “Same here.” I started filling my own bucket.
“I’m sorry about yesterday” Out of nowhere Yuki apologized “You should’ve just hung up me on me yesterday. It wasn’t fair on you to listen to me drone on yesterday.”
“Nah don’t worry about it, I’m not that bothered” Hell no, it wasn’t! I only had 5 hours sleep cause of that phone call!
“Well thanks to you it only took me 3 hours to pick out a dress.” She lifted her fists proud of her achievement. Wait, is that really something to be proud of?
“Right er… yeah anytime.” I gave an awkward nod worried about what was actually happening in that girl’s head, or maybe it was the lack of activity. “Well I better get going back to class.” I needed to get away before Shinoda got pissed even more.
“Sure let me come with you.” Yuki made an attempt to follow me but her bucket stayed rooted to the floor. “Erm… Jurina could maybe you help me?” I turned to see Yuki giving me the puppy eyes, replying with the roll of my own.
“Here, I’ll take it.” I lifted the bucket up and turned in one fluent motion “Which way is your class?” I asked stepping out of the toilets.
“It’s down this way.” Yuki stood next to me and pointed toward my classroom.
“What are you talking about that’s my classroom, you’re pointing at.”
“Huh, is it?” I stared at disbelief at Yuki’s confused face. Is this girl really this much of an airhead? “Well it’s the one next to it, class 1-A”
“Wait, you’re in the class next to mine?” She replied with a small nod. “Then how have I never seen you before?” I must be as oblivious as her when it comes to noticing things that weren’t related to football. “Anyway here you go” I set the bucket down next to her class.
“Thanks so much for this Jurina.” Yuki dipped her head in apology
“Don’t worry about it; it’s good extra training for me” No it wasn’t it just made my arms are just left aching. I dragged myself a few more steps down the corridor to my room. I sighed slumped against the wall. Thank goodness it’s almost lunch.
“Hey Jurina let’s go grab some food!” Lunch time had only just started and Rena was already dragging me off to the cafeteria.
“Slow down a bit Rena.” I stumbled along past the door with “1-A” written across it. “Wouldn’t you want to eat with your girlfriend” I bounced off of Rena as she suddenly stopped in the middle of the corridor.
“You’re right but I don’t really want to take Yuki through that hellish café.” Rena was desperate to be with Yuki but at the same time she did need her daily dosage of melon flavored bread.
I let out a huge sigh, I’m going to regret this “Well why don’t you go up to the roof with her and I’ll go through hell for you.”
“Awesome. Thanks Jurina!” Rena immediately entered the class room.
“Wait you accepted it way too quickly.” I was merely shouting at thin air. “Great that’s now two days in a row that I have to endure being kicked around.” I made my way down the stairs grumbling to myself. Soon I found myself at the gateway to hell. Why am I putting myself through all this for those two?
“Argh, damn that stupid guy and his elbows” I nursed the fresh bruise on my ribs as I climbed the final set of stairs leading to the roof. As I approached the door leading outside, I noticed that it was completely silent up here. Strange, I would have thought Yuki and Rena would have been chatting about something while they waited. Maybe the other two weren’t up here yet. Upon opening the door I realized I was wrong on both accounts. The couple was in fact sat there in front of me with their lips too occupied for any idle chatter between them. The door behind me was slammed back into place causing the pair to separate in shock, both blushing with unease.
“Sorry Jurina, didn’t notice you there…” Rena spoke up first prodding her fingers together.
“Hmm, no I’m sorry for interrupting you.” My face was almost as red as theirs “In fact I’ll just leave you. Here’s your melon pan and—”
“Please stay Jurina; we didn’t realize you would be up here so quickly.” Yuki grabbed a hold of my arm “Plus what kind of breads did you buy?”
“Well, let me just get them out first.” I shrugged off her hand and pulled out three packets from my bag “I bought ann pan, melon pan and curry pan but Rena always has the melon pan so which do you want ann pan or curry pan?”
Yuki frowned “I don’t really like the other—” She was interrupted by her gurgling stomach.
“Sounds like you haven’t got time to be picky.” Rena gave a huge grin, patting Yuki’s stomach “Here, have my melon pan.” She handed her melon pan over to Yuki; my jaw plummeted to the floor. Rena never gave up her melon pan to anyone, ever. “Hey Jurina I’ll be taking the curry pan then.” I was in too much shock to notice the piece of bread slip away from my grasp. “Jurina, you’re not going sit down and eat?”
“Oh, right yeah.” Recovering from the shock I sat down opposite Yuki and Rena, and started to bite away at my lunch. This is all still too strange for me. Is this really my best friend in front of me? This can’t be the very same person who refused to speak to me for a week after I ate her last melon pan. Just how much does Yuki mean to Rena?
“We better get going back to class now” Rena stood up and offered her hand Yuki which she duly accepted “You wouldn’t want to be sent out by Shinoda-sensei for being late again.” Rena had her tongue poking out at me.
“Nah I’ll just stay up here and sleep then she won’t have to send me out.” Yawning as I lay down on the ground, I was just too tired to endure the stupid hags ranting. “Just tell her you haven’t seen me or whatever.”
“Fine, suit yourself then.” I held my eyes open long enough to see Rena spin away with Yuki and shut the door behind them.
When I finally woke up the sun was already starting to hide beyond the horizon. “Wow I must have been asleep for a while” I reached up to the sky clutching at the air to pull myself up. “Better get going then.” I exploded through the door and rushed down the stairs towards the school hallway.
“Hey Matsui! Stop right there!” Halfway down the hallway I screeched to a grinding halt to see a small body in a tracksuit come marching towards me “You know you’re not meant to be running down the corridors.” She turned her head up to give me a stern look.
“Sorry about that Takahashi-sensei” Bowing as I apologized “But you must be pleased about how fast I was going just then coach!” I gave her a wide feline grin.
“Yeah and what am I supposed to tell the rest of our team when you injure yourself running down the corridor? You know I have to keep you fresh for the semi-finals.” She reached her arm up around my shoulder and started walking me out of the building and took me to the gates. “Make sure you stay fresh Jurina. I understand it’s a lot of pressure but you’re more than good enough to handle it.” She gave me a reassuring pat on the back.
“Will do coach!” I gave her a salute and dashed off into the sunset. The scenery was rushing by me as I sprinted through the streets on my way back to my house. Upon arrival at my doorway my ringtone went off. I took out my phone to see it was an unknown number. “Crap I must’ve forgotten save Yuki’s number.” While holding my head in one hand I answered my phone.
“Hello this is Jurina speaking.”
“Hey Jurina we need to talk now!”
A/N: For any of you wondering ann pan is bread filled with sweet red bean paste, I think the other two breads are self-explanatory