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Author Topic: 444's K46 Fics - I Thought We Were Friends - Part 1 [RisaNeru] (2018-03-16)  (Read 3310 times)

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What a beautiful ending!
I loved it.
Risa realized that the road she was following only hurt Aoi.
I'm glad you solved it. I hope that Minami does not give her a heart attack when she sees them enter together hand in hand.

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I'm so happy that they're finally together... that they made up. This was so good!

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That was so cute  :inlove:
Thank you for this story :D

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Re: 444's K46 Fics - Just Wait A Little Longer [HabuYuuka] (2018-03-02)
« Reply #43 on: March 02, 2018, 06:16:36 AM »
@Minami-chan: I am glad to see that you liked it. I can't guarantee that Minami won't have a heart attack. All I can say is that Risa is going to have a tough time trying to get approval from the overprotective "sibling". XD

@Shinoki: I am also happy that they are together aga... well finally together. This is the only ship that Aoi has after all. :lol:

@Miniju: Risa is always cute when she's being lovey dovey. :wub:

A/N: Hello everyone! I am back from my writing break!
I know I am a bit late considering that it has already been half a month since Valentine's day, but I felt like writing a piece for it.
This time will feature the HabuYuuka pairing. It was one of the pairings I haven't written about yet, and the first one that came to mind when I was planning this.

Just Wait A Little Longer [HabuYuuka]

Sugai Yuuka was currently sitting on her girlfriend’s bed. She looked on as the taller girl sat in a bean bag chair with a controller in the girl’s hand. The taller girl was staring at the TV that was sitting against the wall while playing one of her video games. Yuuka was slowly feeling lonely.

“Habu-chan, do you know what day it is today?” Yuuka asked.

“Hmmm…” Habu Mizuho pondered for a second as her hands continued to tap the controller, “I can’t say that I do.”

Yuuka let out an internal sigh as she felt the feeling of disappointment creep up on her. Today was Valentine's day. The day that couples usually do something romantic together or reserve to spend time together. Neither of these things were what Yuuka was currently doing.

Yuuka was expecting to spend quality time together with Mizuho. The both of them led busy lives as university students. They barely had time for each other with the constant bombardment of assignments and tests. Valentine's day happened to be the only time that they were both available in the past few weeks.

“I need to go to the washroom,” Mizuho suddenly announced as she paused her game and left the room.

Yuuka fell back on the bed as she let out another sigh. This was the first Valentine's day that they were going to spend as a couple. She had high hopes for this day as Mizuho sent her romantic LINE messages every day for the past week. This turn of events made today feel like a complete disappointment for Yuuka.

Yuuka could still remember the day that Mizuho and her became a couple. Mizuho was the first to confess their feelings between the two of them. The confession was sudden. That is to say that it was unromantic, but that was something that could not have been avoided at the time.

For some inexplicable reason, Yuuka and Mizuho ended up going on a camping trip with just the two of them. They had been friends since middle school, so there was no reason for either of them to reject the idea of a camping trip. Their food supply dwindled during the trip, so they were forced to use the canoe that they brought along with them to fish. That was when Mizuho confessed to Yuuka. Of course, Yuuka reciprocated the feelings as she had a crush on Mizuho since they first met. Ironically, the very next day, Yuuka suffered from stomach aches the whole day as a result of eating accursed greens.

“I’m back,” Mizuho announced as she opened the door.

Yuuka sat up, “Welcome back,” she said with a refined smile on her face.

“Thanks, Yuuka,” Mizuho replied as she closed the door behind her.

Mizuho went back to her bean bag chair and resumed her video game. Yuuka let out another sigh for the umpteenth time. She once again fell back on the bed. She knew it was going to be a while before Mizuho finishes with her game.

“I will be back in a minute. I need to get something,” Mizuho suddenly said after one minute from when she returned to the room.

Yuuka sat up in surprise, “What? It has only been one minute since you came back.”

“It’s kind of urgent. I will be back in a few minutes,” Mizuho replied as she quickly left the room.

Yuuka fell back on the bed for the umpteenth time as she let out another sigh for the umpteenth time. Her patience was thinning as she felt the frustration build up in her. She pulled out her phone and opened her LINE application. There was one person who she knew that could help her in this situation.

Akanen, are you available right now?

A few seconds went by before Moriya Akane replied, “Hey Yuuka. Yeah, I’m free. Something wrong?


That doesn’t sound good, what happened?


Did you two get into a fight?

No, she is making me frustrated right now. It is Valentine’s day and we are in her room, but all she has been doing is playing video games. She should be spending time with me.

Yuuka… You should tell her that yourself. I know how proper you are outside of LINE, so I know you wouldn’t confront someone like that normally. But I think you should this time. Otherwise, you will just be miserable for the rest of the day.

Fine… I will try to confront her like you said… Forgot to ask, but what are you doing right now?

Manaka came over to my house.

What? Shouldn’t she be with Risa?

It’s complicated. Gotta go. I will tell you about it later. Good luck with Habu-chan.

Yuuka put her phone back into her pocket. She stared at the ceiling as she thought of what she was going to say to Mizuho. Akane was right in that Yuuka was not a confrontational kind of person. Her ojou-sama upbringing taught her to always be proper and elegant in all situations.

“I’m back,” Mizuho once again returned to the room.

Yuuka once again sat back up on the bed, “Welcome ba---” she noticed that Mizuho came back empty-handed, “Did you not say that you were going to get something urgent?”

Mizuho’s body suddenly froze. Her eyes darted left and right as a bead of sweat slid down the side of her face. She was obviously thinking of something to say, but nothing came to her mind. Yuuka was oblivious to all of this as Mizuho was facing away from her.

“Ah, I ended up doing something else. It was more important. Yes, more important. I will go get that other thing later,” Mizuho replied in a panic as she walked back to her bean bag chair.

Yuuka, yet again, let out another sigh. She began to stare at the back of the bean bag chair that Mizuho was sitting in. The words that she wanted to say finally came to her as she stood up. She walked over to where Mizuho was sitting and stopped in front of the girl.

You better stop playing this game right now or we are over!

That was the sentence that ran through Yuuka’s head, but all that came out was, “Have you finished playing your game yet?”

Mizuho paused her game as she looked up at Yuuka who was towering over her from the girl’s standing position, “I will be done in a minute.”

“You said that last time,” Yuuka replied with a glint of anger in her eyes.

Mizuho picked on the anger in the glare that her girlfriend was giving her, “Ah! I just remembered something,” she said as she stood up, “I will be back in a minute!” she quickly left the room.

Once the door close, something snapped inside of Yuuka.

“Who does that girl think she is?!” Yuuka grabbed the closest pillow that she could find.

“Making me wait and wait?!” Yuuka threw the pillow that was in her hand across the room.

“Today is Valentine’s day!” Yuuka grabbed the bean bag chair.

“She is supposed to be spending time with me not with you!!!” Yuuka threw the bean bag chair across the room. The controller that was lying in the bean bag chair flew out and landed beside the bed.

Yuuka saw the controller and walked over to it, “I have had enough with you!” she tried to kick the controller, but she missed her kick. Instead, she stubbed her toe into the side of the bed.

“Itai yo~~~” Yuuka cried out as she crouched down to hug her toe that she stubbed.

Mizuho walked in a moment later, “Yuuka, I’m ba---” she paused when she saw the state of her room, “What happened here?”

Yuuka stood up when she heard Mizuho’s voice. Mizuho and her made direct eye contact with each other. Yuuka glared at Mizuho with intense anger, which caused the other girl to shiver. She began to walk towards Mizuho.

“I have had enough of this! I am leaving!” Yuuka yelled as she walked by Mizuho.

“Yuuka! Wait!” Mizuho yelled behind Yuuka as she grabbed the other girl’s slender hand.

Yuuka tried to pull her hand away from Mizuho, “Let go of me!” she flailed her arms, but Mizuho had a strong grip on her wrist.

“Yuuka! Listen to me!” Mizuho pulled Yuuka into her embrace, which caused the shorter girl to stop resisting, “I know you are frustrated, but please. Just this once, can you wait a little longer?”

Mizuho looked deeply into Yuuka’s eyes. Yuuka could see the sincerity behinds the round orbs that stared at her. The anger that was flaming in Yuuka was quenched and replaced by a sense of embarrassment. The two girls were in a compromising position.

Yuuka quickly pushed Mizuho away from her, “Fine! Make it quick,” she said as she walked over to the bed and sat down.

Mizuho nodded, “I will be back,” she replied as the door closed behind her.

Yuuka calmed down once Mizuho left the room. She looked around the room. The room was in a state of disaster. A feeling of guilt and regret surfaced in Yuuka as she realized what her actions had caused. Yuuka pulled up her sleeves and began to clean up the mess that she caused. Mizuho returned to the room just as Yuuka finished cleaning up.

“Hey Yuuka, I’m ba---” Mizuho paused when she looked at the room, “Woah, it’s seems that you were busy, while I was gone.”

Yuuka smiled with a slight blush in her cheeks, “I have to apologize for earlier. I should not have become mad at you. I felt guilty about making a mess in your room, so I had to clean it up.”

Mizuho walked over to Yuuka and patted her on the head, “Don’t worry about that. I have finally finished. Let’s go,” she grabbed Yuuka’s hand and began to walk out of the room, pulling Yuuka along with her.

“Where are we going?” Yuuka asked.

“You will see,” Mizuho replied with a wide smile on her face.

Mizuho led Yuuka down the stairs. Yuuka watched the side of Mizuho’s face as she saw excitement on the taller girl’s face. Once the two girls reached the first floor, they made an immediate right and headed straight for the dining room. Yuuka was left speechless once she saw the spectacle in front of her.

The dining room was dimly lit by the two candles that stood on the table. The dining table was set up for two people. A white fabric covered the table, while utensils were laid out beside the two plates at either ends of the table. Plates of baked potato, corn, and various vegetables lied at the centre of the table around a large plate of meat. A vase with a large bouquet of red roses stood near the edge of the table.

“Did you make all of this?” Yuuka was finally able to speak.

Mizuho scratched the back of her head with one of her hands, “Yeah, I made all of this. Happy Valentine’s day, Yuuka. I’m sorry that I took so long. This was my first time making all of this.”

Yuuka pulled Mizuho into a light kissed and wrapped her hands behind the taller girl’s neck, “This is all so wonderful. Happy Valentine’s day. I love you, Habu-chan. However, I now feel terrible for getting mad at you earlier. I did not know this was what you were doing the whole time”

Mizuho giggled, “I love you too, Yuuka. Don’t worry about it, I should have just told you what I was doing. Anyways, we should eat now. The food is going to get cold.”

Yuuka nodded, “Un, let us eat,” she removed her arms from behind Mizuho’s neck.

Mizuho led Yuuka over to one of the chairs and pulled it back, “For you, m’lady,” she motioned Yuuka towards the chair.

Yuuka accepted the gesture, “How charming of you, prince Habu,” Mizuho pushed the chair in slightly as Yuuka sat down.

Mizuho could not help but blush, “Anything for you, my one and only ojou-sama.”

“How many roses are in this vase?” Yuuka asked as Mizuho walked over to the other seat.

“Exactly 99 red roses,” Mizuho replied as she sat down in her chair.

Yuuka thought for a moment before the meaning of the number of roses donned on her, “I did not realize that you could be so romantic.”

Mizuho shrugged lightly, “I didn’t spend all of that time playing visual novels for no reason.”

Mizuho began to plate both her plate and Yuuka’s plate with the food on the table.

“Wait a moment… Is this not kobe beef?!” Yuuka exclaimed after she realized what kind of meat Mizuho prepared.

“Is it not to your liking my hime-sama?” Mizuho jested.

“That is not the problem! Kobe beef is so expensive. You did not have to buy such an expensive piece of meat,” Yuuka retorted.

“I can’t skimp out on our first Valentine’s day dinner together,” Mizuho replied as she poured two glasses of red wine for the both of them.

“You even bought red wine?! This is the best day of my life!” Yuuka declared.

Mizuho chuckled, “I am glad to hear that,” she raised her glass, “To our first Valentine’s day together. I will love you till the day I die.”

Yuuka raised her glass as well, “Till death do us part.”
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Re: 444's K46 Fics - Just Wait A Little Longer [HabuYuuka] (2018-03-02)
« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2018, 10:53:52 PM »
OK, why was Manaka with Akanen and not Risa, please answer me that. Also that's sweet that Habu made Yuuka dinner. <3

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Re: 444's K46 Fics - Just Wait A Little Longer [HabuYuuka] (2018-03-02)
« Reply #45 on: March 03, 2018, 02:25:27 AM »
The greens. The accursed greens. XD I laughed at that part. HabuYuuka is cute~

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Re: 444's K46 Fics - Without You [YuukaNen] (2018-03-09)
« Reply #46 on: March 09, 2018, 06:02:17 AM »
@MaYukiIsLife: Uhhh... That is a good question. I will have to get back to you on that one. :lol: Habu is sweet, but she should work quicker next time or Yuuka might blow up her room again. XD

@Shinoki: I am glad that someone found the reference to the accursed greens funny. :)

A/N: Hello everyone! It is finally time for a YuukaNen fic!
All I can say for this one is please don't hate me after reading it. :(
As always, thank you for any comments. Enjoy!

Without You [YuukaNen]

The world around us keeps on moving forward. One thing leads to another thing which then leads to another thing. This cycle never stops and just keeps on repeating itself for eternity. Even when you want it to stop, just for a moment, it will just forcibly push you along with it.

The passage of time and the flow of the world are intertwined. They only move in one direction, forward. When you want the passage of time to stop, the flow of the world will force time to continue. When you want the flow of the world to stop, the passage of time will force the world to continue. Life becomes cruel when you want both the passage of time and the flow of the world to stop. I should know, I have experienced it in the past.

My walks to school were just never the same anymore. I walked down the same streets, saw the same people, and got on the same buses and trains; but there was something missing that used to be around me. The space to my left was empty. This space was reserved for you.

The people around me were moving forward. They enjoyed their time with the people around them. Laughing, running, gossiping; these were just some of the things they did. They were the complete opposite of me.

I wanted everything around me to stop. The world and time, all of it. It did not matter so long as they stopped for a moment. It would be even better if they rewound, but that was when life became the cruellest. Life becomes the constant reminder of your regrets, your sorrows, and the face of reality.

The classroom was never the same without you. My seat in the back of the class beside the window was the best spot in the classroom. The wind blew gently into the classroom beside me which always felt the nicest. It was where I could sleep behind my textbooks when I was tired without being caught by the teacher. But the most important thing of all, it was where I could watch you in front of me.

Your seat has always been right in front of mine. It was how we first became friends. We did not talk much when we first met, but I could never get my eyes off of you. You were so beautiful, so innocent, and so elegant. One day we just suddenly became friends.

My fondest moments of us at school were at our seats. We would pass notes to each other during class. The teacher scolded us a few times, but we always ignored him. The best moments were when you would turn around as morning classes ended and asked to eat lunch with me. We shared our bentos, conversations, homework, and so much more.

Those moments were far off in the past. Now, your seat lies empty. No one has touched your seat for a very long time now. The lack of your presence in your seat is a constant reminder of the cruelty of life. It was the reason that I wanted everything to rewind itself.

The top of your desk has been empty ever since, but today was different. There was a tall slender white vase sitting on top of your desk. Water filled the vase up to its lips. Six roses rested in the water. There were two light pink roses, two white roses, one red rose, and one black rose. I picked them out myself.

All that I could do during class was stare at the sight in front of me. The image of the vase sitting on the desk of your empty seat hurt so much. I became engrossed in the sight to the point that I did not notice the bell ringing to signal the start of lunch break. It was only when someone tapped my shoulder that I broke out of my trance.

“Hey Akane, are you feeling okay?” the voice of Shida Manaka asked me.

Manaka is one of our friends. The three of us became friends roughly at the same time that we became friends. She knew that I had feelings for you and supported me. The two of us devised plans to get you to notice my feelings, but none of them ever worked. In the end, all it took was a direct confession for me to find out that we shared the same feelings.

I replied with a surprised expression, “Ah, Manaka! Yeah, I’m fine. Why do you ask?”

“It seemed like you haven’t moved since lunch break started. I just wanted to see if you want to come eat lunch with us,” Manaka said with a slight smile on her face.

The smile on my face disappeared as Manaka’s words reminded me of you. My eyes wandered momentarily to your desk before returning to meet Manaka’s eyes. She noticed my eyes shift and turned around to look at your desk. Her expression went dark when she saw the vase on your desk.

“I am not hungry today,” was all that I could reply with.

Manaka nodded, and an awkward silence formed between us. The both of us did not know what to say to the other. I did not blame Manaka for reminding me of you, but I suddenly wanted to be alone at that moment. She probably sensed what I was thinking as she was about to leave, but the sudden appearance of someone else halted her in her tracks.

“Manaka!” Watanabe Risa yelled as she jumped at Manaka and began to kiss her neck.

Manaka started giggling, “Risa, stop. That tickles!”

Risa is one of our other friends. We only became friends with her after Manaka and her became a couple. It became clear to me that Manaka had feelings for Risa roughly a month after we became a couple. Looking from afar, I had the feeling that Risa shared the same feelings as Manaka.

The problem was that the two of them had a hard time letting out their feelings. I wanted to repay my debt to Manaka for helping me confess to you, so I devised a plan. The both of them came to the gym after I asked the both of them to help me with some school duties. They believed that the gym teacher wanted us to do an inventory of the gym storage. I locked the gym storage door once the both of them entered and then I walked away.

I came back an hour later to unlock the door. The first thing that Manaka did when she got out of the storage was punch me in the shoulder. I have to admit that it hurt quite a bit, but I saw love in her eyes. Risa walked out after Manaka and mouth a silent thank you before intertwining her hand with Manaka’s hand. My plan succeeded, and they have been a happy couple ever since.

I stared at the both of them as they continued to flirt in front of me. My heart ached as I remembered all of the intimate times we spent together. I was fondest of your gentle touch when you comforted me whenever I was feeling down. It always led to me pushing you down on your bed as our lips met. You never complained whenever I was a little rough with my love. In fact, it felt like we were the most connected when our love making became rough.

Manaka noticed the expression on my face and quickly pushed Risa away from her. Risa was about to protest, but Manaka silently signalled at your desk. Risa turned her head towards the desk and noticed the vase sitting on top of it. Her eyes shifted towards me, and she noticed the grim expression on my face. The smile on her face disappeared and was replaced with a horrified expression.

Risa realized what Manaka was trying to say. She looked down at the ground as the awkward silence from before she arrived returned. It was obvious from the look on her face that she was frustrated with herself. Her hands formed fists as they shook lightly. Manaka wrapped her hands around Risa’s fists which caused the other girl to relax her fists.

“I’m sorry,” Risa said in a low voice.

“It’s okay. Honestly, I’m fine,” I replied with a light smile on my face.

“I think we will take our leave then,” Manaka announced as she lightly pulled Risa’s arm.

“Okay. See you later,” I waved at them as they left.

The four of us used to eat lunch together all of the time. We would often just move our desks together to form a square. It was a joyous time as we ate our lunches and flirted with our respective partner. Our classmates always joked that it looked like we were on double dates.

Normally, I would accept their invitation to eat lunch with them, but today was different. I could not pull myself to move away from my desk. The vase sitting on your desk compelled me to stay. There would be a feeling of guilt in my heart if I left it alone.

My walks home were just like my walks to school; they have changed. I still walked down the same streets, still saw the same people, and still got on the same buses and trains; but there was still the empty space to my left. It is the space that will always be reserved for you.

We used to walk home together. It was perfect as we lived in the same general area. There were many places that we went to instead of going home after school. We often went to cafes and pastry shops to enjoy their delights.

I could still remember the first time I found out that you lived near me. We were not a couple yet at the time, so I was not walking beside you. There was a small distance between us as you walked in front of me. My eyes could not leave your figure. The way you walked, the way you carried yourself while you walked, and the aura that surrounded you hinted to me that you were an ojou-sama. I was mesmerized by your beauty.

I was surprised when we first started dating. You came over to my house the day after I confessed to you. All I can remember was how bold you were. I thought you would have been timid coming to my room for the first time, but I was completely wrong. Once the door was closed, you pulled me into a deep kiss and then pushed me onto my bed. My image of you changed that day, but I loved the bold side of you.

This bed has not changed at all. The sheets, the pillows, and the blanket are all the same; even your scent still lingers on this bed. No matter how much I tried to wash it out, it always stuck to the bed. It made it impossible for me to ever forget about you or the time we spent here.

We spent countless hours sitting at my desk studying together. It was a bit small, but we managed with it. You would sit on my lap as you explained everything to me. I would not be able to focus and started kissing your neck. Sometimes you would push me away, but you would accept it the other times. My desk relatively stayed the same, but there was only one addition on top of my desk.

I held the picture frame that was standing beside my desk lamp in my hands. Droplets of water fell onto the glass that was protecting the picture behind it. Tears were falling from my eyes as I caressed the picture frame glass. My heart ached every time I looked at the picture. It was a picture that I took of you on our first date.

I wiped the tears from my eyes as I tried to stop them from falling again. I made a promise that I would not cry on this day. I placed the picture frame down on my desk and made my way over to my closet. I grabbed a white one piece out of my closet and changed out of my uniform. I then walked out of my house and began walking down the street.

My destination was a flower shop that was a short distance away from my house. The aroma of the different arrangements of flowers entered my nose the moment I walked through the entrance. I wandered through the store to look at the arrangements as the front of the store was empty. The clerk appeared from the back of the store just as I finished looking at the last arrangement that was on display.

“Sorry, about that. Irrashaimase--- Ah, Akanen! How have you been? I haven’t seen you in a while,” Habu Mizuho, who was the store clerk, greeted me.

“Habu-chan?! I didn't know you worked here. I have been doing great. How about you?” I replied surprised to see the familiar face.

Mizuho was one of the friends that you introduced me to. You told me that she was a childhood friend of yours. Apparently, she moved away before high school started, so she could not attend the same school as us. We hanged out with her every once in a while.

“I’m doing fine as well. What are you doing here?” Mizuho asked.

“I came to pick up an arrangement,” I replied.

“Let me go check in the back. It will just be a moment,” Mizuho replied as she disappeared from the front of the store.

Mizuho is a good friend. Being that she was your childhood friend, she knew everything about you. I went to her when I needed to know more about you. It was just before Valentine’s day that we became a couple, and I did not know what to get you. Mizuho told me that you really loved horses, so I got you a horse shaped pendant for Valentine’s day. She also helped me out with several other occasions.

“Here is your arrangement!” Mizuho yelled from behind the store as she came out with the arrangement in her hands, “It’s beautiful isn’t it?”

“Yeah…” my voice trailed off.

Silence filled the store as Mizuho and I stared at the arrangement. The arrangement was made up of a mixture of white lilies, white and pink carnations, and white chrysanthemums. They all combined together to form the shape of a horse. It was supposed to be in the image of your favourite horse, but the colours did not match.

“It’s been a year hasn’t it?” Mizuho asked in a solemn tone.

“Yeah… One year…” my voice trailed off.

“Are you going to visit her now?”

“That’s my plan.”

“Do you mind telling her that I miss her and that I’m sorry that I can’t visit today?”

“I will tell her for you, don’t worry.”

“Thanks, Akanen.”

I paid for the arrangement and began walking towards the exit. An idea suddenly popped up in my head, and I turned around and walked back to the counter. I passed a piece of paper with some words on it to Mizuho. She nodded and went to get the items I requested. She returned a moment later with the items in her hands. As a way to contribute to the arrangement, Mizuho gave me the items free of charge. I thanked her and then left the store.

My next destination was only a few blocks away from the flower shop. Each and every single step felt heavier as I made my way down the street. My heart sank deeper and deeper in the same way that my feet felt heavier. Willpower was the only thing that kept me from turning around and walking in the opposite direction.

My hands began to shake as I saw my destination over the horizon. There was a clear reason for my hands to be shaking at this moment. There was an ominous silence that filled the air as I approached the arch in the distance. Before I knew it, I had arrived at my destination.

“Keyakizaka Cemetery…” I whispered the name on the plate attached to the arch in front of me.

I walked through the arch and was immediately greeted by the caretaker who happened to walk by. He seemed like a nice old man and I greeted him back before we went our separate ways. There was a pitstop that had to be made before I could find where I wanted to go. I grabbed a wooden bucket and wooden ladle from the fountain located near the entrance of the cemetery in the hand that was not carrying the flower arrangement. I made sure to collect some water from the fountain with the bucket before continuing forward.

I began walking through the central avenue of graves. There was an endless sea of tombstones that lined the pathway. Some of the tombstones seemed like they have not seen a visitor in some time. It was obvious which tombstones had visitors recently. What the recently visited tombstones had in common was that there was an arrangement of flowers left in front of them.

The whole walk was silent save for the wind that was gentle blowing the leaves of the trees around me. There was no other soul that I could see within my field of sight. It was probably for the best as I looked like a complete wreck as I was walking.

My legs were shaking violently as I walked. The bucket in my hand was swaying awkwardly as my hands were shaking. The expression on my face was probably even worse. My heart was pounding rapidly. I could not keep my composure as I knew that I was going to see my destination in the next minute.

My body suddenly stopped when I saw your tombstone, “Yuuka…”

I suddenly started running towards your tombstone. I could hardly care less that I almost spilt all of the water in the bucket in my hand. Once I stood in front of your grave, I could feel my emotions overrun me. I placed the bucket and flower arrangement in my hands down on the ground so that I could wipe away the tears that were forming in my eyes.

“Hey, Yuuka. It has been a long time hasn’t it?”

I stood in silence for a moment as I stared at your tombstone. I could remember the time that you were buried here one year ago. All of our friends attended your funeral. Even a few of our classmates were able to visit briefly. It was a solemn moment for all of us as you had prematurely passed away.

I vividly remember the day that you passed away. We were on a date in Shibuya that day. I was so excited to celebrate your victory at your horse riding tournament the day prior. We were crossing the street on our green light when a car suddenly came speeding at us. All I remember feeling was your hand pushing me from behind. The next thing I knew was that your lifeless body was lying on the ground a few metres away.

“Yuuka… I’m so sorry. If it wasn’t for me you would still be alive today,” tears began to fall from my eyes.

We had already planned our future together. We had planned that both of us would go to the same university after graduating from high school. We would then graduate from university together. Then we would get jobs and start living together. Eventually, we might have started our own little family before growing old together.

I regained my composure as I wiped the tears from my eyes for the second time today, “I’m sorry Yuuka. I promised that I would not cry in front of you today,” there were still a few sniffs mixed in with my speech.

I grabbed the bucket that I had placed down on the ground earlier with one hand, while I grabbed the ladle with my other hand. I approached your tombstone and began to pour water over your grave with the ladle. I made sure that every square inch of your grave was washed. After all, it was probably your first proper shower in close to a year now.

Once the bucket was empty, I took a few steps back to get a proper look at your grave. I placed the bucket and ladle back down beside the flower arrangement and grabbed it as a replacement for the bucket. I removed the extra items and laid them down beside the bucket. I walked closer to your tombstone and placed the arrangement against the centre of the stone, and then I returned back to where the bucket rested.

“Hey Yuuka… It’s been a year hasn’t it? Habu-chan says that she misses you and that she is sorry she couldn’t make it today. Can you believe it? She’s working at a flower shop right now. It was kind of a shocking sight to be honest. I thought she would be at home watching anime or playing videos games. I guess this is what happens when you haven’t seen someone in a long time…”

I sniffled a few times as I felt tears well up in my eyes, “How have you been? I know it must have been lonely this past year. I have been doing fine myself actually. Manaka and Risa are still being flirty as ever.”

My voice became slightly brighter, “You have to hear this though. Those two went on a trip without me! I can’t believe them. They took a trip to a ryokan in Niigata prefecture. I know they wanted some time alone, but they could have at least asked if I wanted to go.” I laughed lightly as I showed you a bright smile.

The air filled with silence as I stared at your tombstone silently. There was an aching pain in my chest as I stood there. I could feel the emotions well up in my heart. I tried to keep the bright smile on my face, but it began to falter as the tears started to fall from my eyes. I fell to my knees as all of my emotions suddenly lashed out at once.

“Yuuka!!!” I began to cry uncontrollably, “I miss you so much! I want to be by your side! I want to hear you talk again! I want to feel your warmth! I want to feel your touch! I want to see the person that I promised to be with for the rest of my life!”

My vision became blurry as the tears kept on flowing out, “Why did you have to leave me? I am nothing without you! You made me whole! You were the only one who accepted everything about me! I can’t live without you!”

“It hurts so much! Every day, I can’t stop thinking of you! Everything around me reminds me of you! I can’t get you out of my mind! Your scent, your image, everything! I can never forget you!”

“You are the only person who I truly loved. You made me understand what love truly meant. How good it felt to love and be loved. How I could throw away everything to protect the person I loved. How simple actions can make me go crazy for the person I love. How spending time together could build a bond. And of course, how much it hurts to not be able to see the person I love the most in this world ever again.”

“I love you, Sugai Yuuka!!!”

I let out all of tears as I stayed in my kneeling position. It felt like all of my pent-up emotions were being washed out of my body. A few minutes passed by before I finally regained my composure. I turned around and reached for the extra items lying beside me. I crawled over to your grave and placed the items in front of the flower arrangement.

“I’m sorry, Yuuka. I promised myself that I wouldn’t cry today, but I couldn’t help it,” a light smile formed on my face, “Sometimes, I wish I could be by your side, wherever you are. But I promised I would live on, for the both of us.”

I stood up from my kneeling position. With the bucket in my hand, I began to leave. Before the the top of your tombstone disappeared over the horizon, I turned around to get one final look at your grave. The horse flower arrangement rested against your tombstone, while a pair of red and white roses sat in front of it. I took out the horse shaped pendant that I gave you on Valentine’s day out of my pocket and lifted it towards the sky.

“We will always be together.”
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Re: 444's K46 Fics - Without You [YuukaNen] (2018-03-09)
« Reply #47 on: March 09, 2018, 01:50:02 PM »
Nooooooooooooooooooooo  :cry: It was too sad for my heart  :cry:

I hope you will write more YuukaNen  :deco:

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« Reply #48 on: March 09, 2018, 06:31:38 PM »
This Yuukanen is soooo sad!
Thankts you very much for continuing your OS

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Re: 444's K46 Fics - Without You [YuukaNen] (2018-03-09)
« Reply #49 on: March 12, 2018, 12:17:09 AM »
I'm crying. YuukaNen.... their happiness. Yuuka.... ahhhh.... For a moment, I had the hope that maybe you'd make a twist where Yuuka's not actually dead, but she is... This was too sad. (but it was also really good)

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@Miniju: It was too sad for me to write. :cry: Maybe I will write more YuukaNen in the future, but they do show up in this fic. :)

@Minami-chan: It's sad, but at least we can be rest assured that Akanen still loves Yuuka. Thank you for the comment.

@Shinoki: That actually would have been an impressive plot twist at the end, but I didn't think of it. :(

A/N: Hello everyone! This week I present to you all a new RisaNeru multi parter I started writing.
This one actually took me quite a while to write, so I don't know how often I will update it. This piece also happens to be the longest individual piece I have ever written.
The current plan is for this to be 5 parts, but I may split it up further if I get too lazy to write long parts.
I will probably release an OS next week though.
As always, thank you for any comments. Enjoy!

I Thought We Were Friends - Part 1 [RisaNeru]

*beep* *beep* *beep*

The sound of an alarm clock woke the girl that was sleeping in her bed. She was still sleepy as she had gone to sleep late last night. The warmth of her bed did not help her situation at all. She groaned as the alarm continued to blare in her room.

*beep* *beep* *beep*

“Five more minutes,” the girl groaned as she turned her body away from the alarm clock.

*beep* *beep* *beep*

“Hai, hai, hai, I get it,” the girl snoozed her alarm as she turned towards it and looked at the time on her cell phone, “It’s 7:45 AM. I still have time.”

The girl placed her cell phone back down on her bedside table and covered her whole body and head with her blanket. The warmth coming from her blanket soothed the girl’s body. Just as she was about to fall asleep again, it finally donned on her what time it was.

The girl’s eyes opened wide in shock under the blanket. The girl sat up violently in her bed, pulling her blanket away from her upper body, “7:45 AM?! I’m going to be late for school!”

The girl jumped out of her bed and ran straight to the bathroom. She brushed her teeth and finished her morning routine as quickly as possible. She then ran back to her room. There was a stray sock lying in the middle of the floor, which the girl happened to step on and slipped. Her room was sent into a frenzy as objects flew from drawers, shelves, and tables. The girl unfortunately landed on her back.

“Ugh… Where am I?” the girl was dazed by her fall.

The girl’s cell phone happened to fly up into the air during the commotion and landed in the girl’s hand after the girl fell on her back. The girl looked at the time on the cell phone before her eyes widened in surprise, “7:59 AM?! Yabai! Yabai! Yabai!”

The girl jumped up onto her feet and ran over to her closet. She grabbed her uniform out of her closet and then dressed herself. She made sure to fix her long hair and grabbed her school bag before running down the stairs. She made one final pitstop in the kitchen.

“Ittekimasu!” she yelled to her mother as she grabbed a piece of toast from the dining table and placed it in her mouth.

“Itterassh--- Wait! You forgot your lunch!” the girl’s mom yelled after the girl, but her daughter had already run out of the door.

The girl began to run down the street. The path from the girl’s house to the school involved many twists and turns in the road. Naturally, the girl would normally wake up earlier, so she could leisurely walk to school. Today was an exception for the girl.

“Mou! I’m already late! I will have to take a shortcut!” the girl yelled aloud as she deviated from her normal path to school.

On another road not too far from the girl, another girl was also running to school. This girl had short hair and was wearing the same uniform as the long hair girl. Her appearance looked disheveled as she also woke up late like the other girl. Coincidentally, this girl also had a piece of toast in her mouth.

“Ahhh! Why didn’t my alarm clock go off this morning?!” the short hair girl yelled as she continued to run down the street.

The two girls were running down different roads, but their paths met at an intersection. They were oblivious to the presence of the other as there were houses blocking their view. All that mattered to them at that moment was getting to school. In a matter of moments, the two of them crossed paths.

“I am late!” both girls yelled at the same time.


The two girls ran straight into each other. Their bags that they were holding and the pieces of toasts in their mouths flew up into the air. The long hair girl fell on her behind, while the short hair girl stumbled backwards. Their bags landed on either side of the road.

“Mata?!” the long hair girl exclaimed as the two pieces of toasts landed on her eyes, “Oi! When did it become night time?!”

The short hair girl, who had regained her balanced already, giggled, “It’s still early morning you know.”

The long hair girl was surprised by the new voice, “Huh? Who's there?” the two pieces of toasts covering her eyes began to slide off her face.

The long hair girl was welcomed by the view of the short hair girl standing close to her. Her heart skipped a beat as she took in the beauty of the girl in front of her. She became lost in admiration for the girl. A wide grin appeared on her face.

The short hair girl did not seem to have noticed the grin that appeared on the long hair girl’s face. She began to walk over to the other girl. Her heart rate increased momentarily when she got a clear view of the girl. The expression on her face remained calm as she kept her composure.

“Kirei…” the long hair girl subconscious whispered under her voice.

“Sorry?” the short hair girl could not hear what the long hair girl had said.

“Ah! It’s nothing,”

“Hmm… Okay. Here, grab my hand,” the short hair girl extended her hand out to the long hair girl.

“Thanks,” the long hair girl accepted the gesture and pulled herself to a standing position, “What is your name?”

“Watanabe Risa, you?” Risa replied and asked with a smile on her face.

“Nagahama Neru,” Neru responded with a normal smile.

“That’s a nice name. Nice meeting you.”


Neru and Risa collected their bags from the side of the road. Both of them dusted off their bags and clothes before pulling out their cell phones. They checked the time before looking at each other. A shocked expression appeared on both of their faces.

“WE ARE LATE!!!” they both shouted before beginning to run to school, together.


Neru let out a yawn. She was walking to school on Monday morning. The memories of when she and Risa first met ran through her head. That was the middle of first year of middle school. It was now the middle of the second year of high school. The past four years have been a joyous time for the two of them as they progressed through their school careers together.

Neru made sure to wake up on time this morning. She staggered along as she swayed from left to right as she walked down the street. Ever since Neru started high school, she has been in a state of perpetual fatigue. At some point, she thought that she had some sort of chronic disease, but she quickly dismissed her condition as a part of life.

Neru’s constant state of fatigue made it hard for her to wake up in the morning. To be perfectly honest, it was hard for Neru to wake up at any time of the day once she fell asleep. She had to make sure that she set up multiple alarms in the morning just to wake up, but a majority of the alarms went in one ear and out the other, failing to wake her. If not for her mother, Neru would be constantly late for school.

The need to wake up earlier stemmed from the path that Neru took to get to school. It was a long path that required Neru to make a turn every other corner, but it was calm and tranquil. The shortcut that Neru used on the morning that she met Risa was treacherous. It was too dangerous for the fatigue filled body of Neru in the morning.

Neru was perfectly fine with this arrangement as she let her body autopilot as she dozed off. She of course was still in control of her body and was fully aware of her surroundings, but she stayed in a suspended mode to conserve energy. The only time that she expended extra energy was when someone she was acquainted with appeared beside her.

As Neru approached an intersection, she began to pull out her cell phone to check the time, but she stopped her movement when she suddenly heard a loud sound coming to her side. She turned her head towards the source of the sound and her body suddenly kicked itself into high gear. Risa was running down the street towards Neru with a bag in one of her hands and a piece of toast in her mouth. A panicked expression was on her face.

“Why are you running?” Neru yelled towards Risa.

Risa did not respond until she got closer to Neru, “Start running!” she then ran past Neru.

Neru tilted her head to the side with a confused expression on her face, “Why?” she was forced to shout to the fleeing Risa.

“It’s 7:50 AM! We are going to be late!” Risa’s voice became smaller as she ran into the distance.

Neru’s confused expression instantly turned into a shocked expression upon hearing Risa’s reply, “What?!”

Neru began running in the same direction as Risa. They ran for a small distance, but it seemed like the distance between the both of them increased by a quarter of a kilometre. Risa was a faster runner than Neru, so it was natural that the distance between them would progressively widen as they continued to run. Neru became frustrated as it seemed like Risa was slowly moving out of her reach.

“Risa! Wait for me!” Neru desperately yelled behind Risa.

Risa turned her head toward Neru with a conflicted expression on her face, “Agh! Neru you need to run faster! I can’t slow down! Otherwise one of us won’t be able to make it in time to explain to Sensei!”

“It’s fine if Sensei gets mad! Just slow down a bit!” Neru yelled back as she started to run out of air.

Risa turned her head back in front of her, “Neru, I’m sorry!”

Not too far in front of Risa and Neru, Sugai Yuuka and Moriya Akane were walking to school together. They were childhood friends from as far back as they could remember, so it was natural for them to be walking together. The two of them belonged to the student council. In reality, Akane was the president of the student council while Yuuka was her vice president. Their current conversation naturally gravitated towards student council related businesses.

Yuuka brought up an important topic of student council work that had to be completed today, “The kendo club is requesting for new shoji to be installed in their training dojo, and they also made a request for a new set of shinai.”

Akane gave Yuuka a confused look, “What did they do THIS time?” she made sure to stress the second last word of her question.

Yuuka lightly giggled to which Akane did not notice, “According to the kendo club’s report, Momoko-chan broke a few of their shinai during practice, and the broken pieces of shinai flew into and teared the shoji.”

Showing an expression of frustration, Akane let out a sigh as she began to rub her temples with her hands, “Not that girl again. Takayama-senpai really needs to keep that girl on a leash. Maybe we can get Shiraishi-senpai to help. She could probably do something about her ‘child’.”

Yuuka let out another giggle which Akane noticed this time, “What's the matter with you?”

“Nothing, I just think this is a little funny. That is all,” Yuuka tried to maintain her composure, but a smile was showing on her face.

“You think this is funny?!” Akane exclaimed as she thought her vice president was laughing at the situation, “This is the 8th time this month. Last month it was 6 times. The month before that was 5 times. And don’t get me started on the month before that one.”

Yuuka could not contain herself and she began to laugh, which only furthered to anger Akane, “Yuuka! Take this seriously!”

“I apologize, but,” Yuuka wiped the tear that formed in one of her eyes from laughing, “I am not laughing at the kendo club situation that we are having. I am laughing at you.”

Akane was taken aback by Yuuka’s words, “What do you mean by that?”

“What I mean is that I was laughing at your reaction about the kendo club’s request. You become cute when you are stressed,” Yuuka replied with a wide grin on her face.

Akane’s cheeks became crimson red from Yuuka’s words, “Wh-wh-what did you say?”

Yuuka broke out into more laughter, “Your reaction to my teasing is also cute,” she winked at Akane.

Akane turned her head away from Yuuka upon hearing the girl’s reply, “Sh-sh-shut up, Yuuka.”

“Awww. You do not have to be embarrassed. Your serious hard-working personality is what I love about you...” Yuuka’s voice trailed off at the end of her sentence.

Akane’s eyes widened in surprise when she heard Yuuka’s words. Her heart skipped a beat as her mind could not believe what it had just heard. There was a loud pounding sound that came from Akane’s chest as her heart rate suddenly accelerated. The denial set in as Akane tried to dismiss Yuuka’s words as simple teasing.

Akane was scared to look at Yuuka’s face, but the courage that built up in her at that moment forced her to turn her head. When Akane turned her head to look at Yuuka, she was greeted with the brightest and sincerest smile that she had ever seen in her whole entire life. The world around Akane almost became dark as her heart almost stopped because of the smile on the girl in front of her, but she suddenly saw a figure running towards them from the side road that they were walking past.

Akane grabbed Yuuka’s hand to pull her to a stop, “Isn’t that Risa?” she pointed towards the running Risa.

Yuuka turned her head to look at where Akane was pointing at, “Hmmm? You are right. That looks like Risa. Why is she running?”

“I don’t know, but she looks panicked,” Akane replied to Yuuka as Risa passed by them.

“Risa! Wait for me!” Neru suddenly came into listening distance for Yuuka and Akane to hear her yell after the fleeing figure.

“And that’s Neru,” Akane commented with a confused look on her face.

“They are rather rowdy for a Monday morning. Are they not?” Yuuka commented as she giggled at the two of their classmates whose figures were becoming smaller in the distance.

“Yeah, but it’s not like this isn’t normal for them,” Akane chuckled.

“You are right about that one,” Yuuka replied as she turned her head back towards Akane.

Yuuka suddenly became quiet as she looked down towards the ground. A red blush appeared on her face, which Akane noticed. Akane traced Yuuka’s eyeline as she tried to figure out what the other girl was looking at. At the end of Yuuka’s eyeline, Akane found her own hand entangled with Yuuka’s hand.

Akane quickly separated her hand from Yuuka’s hand, “Ah! Sorry about that.”

“Do not worry about it,” Yuuka replied with a shy voice.

A moment of awkward silence transpired between the two of them before Yuuka’s normal expression returned.

“Returning to our original discussion, what are we going to do about the kendo club?” Yuuka asked with a cheerful tone of voice.

Akane let out a loud sigh, “We can figure that out later. But I swear. The kendo club will be the end of me at this rate.”

Yuuka and Akane’s conversation became inaudible once Risa and Neru turned the corner. Risa was still further ahead than Neru. The distance between them increased to half a kilometre. Neru desperately followed behind Risa as the air inside of her was almost depleted.

“Risa no baka,” Neru muttered under her breath as a single tear fell from her eyes.

After a few more minutes of running, Risa and Neru finally arrived at school. The students that they ran past in the entrance way gave the pair a confused look. Risa arrived at the classroom first and violently pulled the door open.

“Sensei! Gomenasai for being la---” Risa paused her apology when she looks around the classroom.

Neru arrived outside of the classroom and bumped into Risa because she could not feel her legs, “Oi, Risa! Why are you standing in the doorway for?”

“There’s no one here,” Risa replied in her normal calm voice.

“What do you mean?” Neru began to look into the classroom from behind Risa, “How can there be no---”

Risa and Neru were looking at an empty classroom. Neru pulled her cell phone out of her pocket and looked at the time. The clock on Neru’s cell phone showed “7:15 AM”. A burst of anger ran through Neru once she realized what time it was.

“Risa!” Neru yelled loudly behind Risa which caused the other girl to turn around in surprise, “It’s only 7:15 AM! We aren’t late at all!”

“What?!” Risa pulled out her cell phone to check the time and was surprised by what she saw, “How is that possible?! Earlier, my phone said it was 7:45 AM!”

Neru let out a sigh, “Risa how did you manage this? Agh, I can’t even feel my feet anymore. I’m going back to sleep. Wake me up once Sensei comes to start class,” she walked past Risa and walked to her desk. She placed her bag down, sat down, and closed her eyes.

Risa remained in the doorway of the classroom as she watched Neru stumble as the girl walked over to her desk. She let out a sigh before walking over to her own desk that was beside Neru’s desk. She placed her bag down, sat down, and looked over at the sleeping figure of Neru. A feeling of guilt formed in Risa’s chest as she watched the peaceful face of the sleeping Neru.

“I am such an idiot.”


Just as Neru had requested, Risa woke her up once the teacher walked in. Neru groggily stood up as the class representative, Yonetani Minami, proceeded through the regular pre-class routine. The whole class stood up and bowed to the teacher before sitting back down.

“Good morning class, we will be learning about politics today. Turn to page 394 of your book,” Tsuchida Teruyuki, the homeroom teacher, began his morning class lecture.

Only one minute passed before Neru’s head began to sway to her left and then to her right. Neru’s seat was beside the classroom window. Today happened to be a cool spring day with a gentle breeze. The classroom windows happened to be open which allowed for the breeze to enter the classroom. Neru was completely enjoying the breeze as she felt the energy drain from her body.

Neru shifted in her chair slightly to get into a better position to take a nap. Her head slouched forward slightly before quickly bouncing upright. This bobbing pattern repeated several times before Neru’s head finally stayed down. The girl tried to stay awake, but she fell under the spell of the sleep realm.

Risa watched Neru’s whole ordeal from her seat. She giggled as she watched Neru try to stay awake. After the other girl fell asleep, Risa watched the peaceful side expression of Neru’s sleeping face. It was a similar look to the expression that Neru had on her face when she was sleeping earlier.

Neru is really cute when she is sleeping,” Risa thought to herself.

Risa felt a pang in her heart when the thought about Neru went through her head. She looked down as she moved one of her hands over her heart. The vibration of Risa’s heart pumping rapidly transferred to her hand that was on her chest. This was the first time that Risa had ever felt this kind of emotion. It was a foreign feeling for the girl who always appeared to be emotionless to others.

What is this feeling?” Risa asked herself.

Risa was alerted by Neru’s sudden movement before she had a chance to think about what she had just felt. Neru grumbled as she once again shifted in her chair to get into a better position for napping. This time the girl was already asleep, so her movements were rather clumsy compared to earlier. Risa could not contain herself and let out a chuckle as she watched Neru shifting her body around in her chair.

I better wake Neru up,” Risa thought to herself as she prodded the sleeping Neru.

Neru groaned quietly while deflecting Risa’s hand that was prodding her, which only prompted the other girl to continue prodding her. After Risa prodded Neru several times, Neru finally yielded and opened her eyes to see who was disturbing her beloved napping time. Once she realized that it was Risa who was bothering her, Neru returned back to her sleeping position. This only served to annoy Risa who was trying to wake up Neru.

“Oi! Neru! Wake up,” Risa whispered to Neru while kicking the other girl’s leg.

Neru let out a loud yelp before her body rebooted itself. Her consciousness resurfaced and processed what had just happened. The classroom became silent as Tsuchida stopped his lecture and turned around to look at Neru. The class followed suit and turned to look at their classmate that disrupted the lecture.

“Nagahama-san, is something the matter?” Tsuchida asked with a look of annoyance from being interrupted during his lecture.

“Sorry?” Neru asked with a fake confused look on her face.

“You made a sound just now,” Tsuchida explained.

Neru tilted her head to the side, “I did?”

Tsuchida let out a sigh as he continued his lecture, “Just keep the noise to a minimum during class.”

Neru let out a sigh before glaring at Risa. A bead of sweat fell from Risa’s forehead as she received the glare from Neru. Risa sensed the strength of a tiger behind Neru’s eyes as the fear in Risa grew. The feeling of fear only dissipated once the tiger aura disappeared from Neru’s eyes; it was replaced by a feeling of caution due to the tanuki aura that formed in Neru’s eyes, signaling something even worse.

Neru was a smart girl. Her intelligence far exceeded beyond that of everyone in the class except for Yonetani. Neru and Yonetani formed the top two of the class in terms of grades. Their rivalry stemmed all the way back to the first year of middle school.

Yonetani was comfortable being the top of the class throughout elementary school. After the first test of middle school, she was devastated by the results; Neru had beaten Yonetani by one point. It was ever since that time that Yonetani vowed to defeat Neru, and it was also at that time that their rivalry blossomed.

By some stroke of fortune, the two girls were always in the same class. Their rivalry still continues to this day, but the whole drama was one sided. Neru never had any interest in competing with Yonetani, but the latter was convinced that the former was trying to defeat her. Yonetani became obsessed with dethroning Neru from the top of the class.

Yonetani was always furious when she saw Neru sleeping during classes. Neru showed little interest in studying, but she was always at the top of the class. Yonetani constantly questioned how Neru was able to beat her when she has to study all day just to maintain her position. To put it in more simple terms: Yonetani was jealous of Neru.

Neru’s strengths did not only lie in her intelligence; it also lied in her ability to be cunning when she wishes to be. What surprised other people was that Neru was completely unaware of her cunning nature. The precursor to Neru’s cunning nature surfacing is the tanuki-esque smile that appears on her face and the tanuki-esque aura that appears behind her eyes. Risa was well acquainted with Neru’s cunning nature.

“Ne, ne, Risa,” Neru whispered and motioned Risa to lean in closer towards her for them to speak.

“What is it, Neru?” Risa whispered back while gulping out of prior experience with Neru’s tanuki persona.

“Do you want to go eat yakiniku after school? I will pay,” Neru asked with a smirk on her face.

Risa’s eyes lit up like a fire upon the mention of yakiniku. Her neutral expression was instantly filled with excitement with the prospect of being able to eat yakiniku after school. After all, yakiniku was Risa’s favourite food, and any mention of the delectable caused the girl to lose her composure. This fact was something that Neru was well aware of.

“Of course! Where are we going?” Risa asked with pure excitement and a slightly louder voice than before.

“Hmmm… Do you know of a good restaurant?” Neru asked in a quieter voice.

“Oh, I know! There’s this really good restaurant that I heard about in Ikebukuro. We should go there,” Risa was nearly drooling at the images of yakiniku that popped into her head.

“Ahhh, really? Then we should go there,” Neru agreed while nodding her head with her smirk turning into a mischievous smile.

“Then it’s decided,” Risa declared slightly louder than before.

“Watanabe Risa!” Tsuchida suddenly yelled Risa’s name.

“Hai?!” Risa stood up in a panic.

“Can you answer the question I just asked?” Tsuchida asked impatiently.

“Sorry?” Risa was confused by Tsuchida’s question.

“The question. Can-you-answer-it?” Tsuchida enunciated each word of his question.

Risa looked around the classroom to try and figure out what the question was that Tsuchida had asked. She was completely distracted by her conversation with Neru that she did not even hear Tsuchida ask a question. A bead of sweat rolled down the side of Risa’s forehead as she knew that her time was running out. Her apparent saviour came in the form of Neru, which her eyes ultimately wandered towards as a final option.

“The answer is ‘42’,” Neru mouthed silently with a neutral expression.

“Sensei! The answer is ‘42’!” Risa answered with utmost confidence.

The classroom broke out into laughter once they heard Risa’s answer. Risa looked around the classroom, confused. She was unaware of the reason that her answer caused an uproar in the classroom. Risa looked towards Tsuchida to receive an answer to her confusion, but Tsuchida was shaking his head in disappointment.

“Watanabe-san, that answer could have worked in a math class, but this is a politics class. If you were paying attention, you might have remembered me mention that at the beginning of class,” Tsuchida said with an expression of pain from having a headache.

Risa played back the beginning of class in her head. Her face became red when she remembered that Tsuchida had mentioned that today was going to be a lecture on politics. The embarrassed Risa sat back down in her seat, while Neru was trying to contain her laughter. Neru could not contain her laughter for long before bursting out in laughter, bringing attention to herself.

“Nagahama-san, as you seem to think this is funny, can you answer the question?” Tsuchida asked Neru. He was expecting Neru to be unable to answer the question as he saw her talking to Risa earlier.

“Yes, Sensei,” Neru stood up before answering Tsuchida’s question, “Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is the 57th Prime Minister of Japan. He defeated his opponent Shigeru Ishiba, who was the former Minister of Defense, for the LDP presidency on September 26, 2012. President Abe went on to lead the LDP in a landslide victory in the 2012 general election and assumed office on December 26, 2012. His party also won the 2014 general election and, more recently, the 2017 general election.”

“That is correct, Nagahama-san. You may sit,” Tsuchida declared with a look of surprise on his face.

“Thank you,” Neru replied while taking her seat.

The rest of the class was not surprised that Neru was able to answer the question. It was a common occurrence for Neru to answer questions when it seemed like she was not paying attention in class. Risa was not surprised by this outcome, but she was mad at Neru for the fake answer that was provided to her by Neru. Anger filled Risa as she watched Neru sit back down in her seat.

“Neruuu!!!” Risa whispered in an aggressive tone to Neru.

 Neru turned towards Risa with an innocent smile on her face, “Yes, Risa?”

“Don’t you ‘yes’ me. You know what you did,” Risa stated.

Neru tilted her head to the side and put a finger on her lip as if she was pondering about the statement, “I don’t know what you are talking, Risa. Can you enlighten me?”

“You gave me the wrong answer and embarrassed me in front of the whole class,” Risa’s voice was filled with rage.

Neru’s fake pondering expression suddenly turned into a sinister smile, “Of course I did. That’s revenge for making me run for no reason this morning. If you had just waited for me like I had asked you to, I wouldn’t have had the urge to seek revenge.” Neru stuck her tongue out at Risa.

“Wah?!” Risa asked, flabbergasted.

“And now I will go back to sleep. Don’t you dare try to wake me up until lunch. Oyasumi,” Neru threatened Risa before putting her head back on her desk.

Neru fell asleep before Risa had the chance to protest. Risa contemplated waking Neru up again but refrained from doing so. She was well aware of how scary Neru could be when someone disturbs her sleep without the girl’s permission. It was something that Risa did not want to experience again. Risa suddenly remembered something that was of the utmost importance to her at this moment.

“Agh! Neru, you better not have lied about the yakiniku!” Risa declared.


The end of class quickly approached and transpired. After Risa’s embarrassing incident at the beginning of class, Neru slept like a log for the remainder of the lecture. Fearing the repercussions of waking Neru up for a second time, Risa decided to listen to the remainder of the lecture. She was completely exhausted by the end of the class.

“Uwa! Thank you, President Abe, for making this class even more boring~~~” Risa complained as she sprawled her upper body on her desk.

Risa twisted her head towards the windows of the classroom. She was greeted by the view of Neru’s sleeping face as the girl was lying her head, facing Risa, on her outstretched arm on her desk. Risa’s heart once again skipped a beat from the sight of Neru sleeping. It was the same feeling that Risa had earlier at the beginning of class.

I can never get enough of her sleeping face, but,” Risa’s cheek reddens slightly before she shook her head, “I should probably wake her up for lunch.

Risa stood up from her seat before walking a few steps to reach Neru’s desk. A feeling of guilt ran through Risa’s body as she contemplated not waking up Neru from the girl’s slumber. As much as she wanted to keep on watching Neru’s sleeping face forever, Risa knew that Neru’s wrath would be scarier if she did not wake the girl up for lunch. Risa finally began the long process of waking Neru up.

“Ne, Neru. Wake up,” Risa said as she nudged the sleeping Neru.

Neru grumbled, “Just give me five more minutes.”

“No, Neru. You have to wake up now. It’s lunch break right now,” Risa sighed as she continued to nudge Neru.

“No… Grab the fish… It’s going to slip back into the water…” Neru whispered as her face distorted slightly.

“Neru, come on. Wake up already,” Risa said as she nudged Neru slightly harder.

“The attic… I turned it into a room for you...” Neru whispered in a happy tone of voice as a smile formed on her face.

“I guess I will have to do that then…” Risa whispered to herself as she leaned in closer to Neru’s ear, “I love you,” she whispered as her cheeks turned a crimson red colour.

Neru’s eyes opened in surprise as she shot up from her seat, “I’m awake!”

Neru looked around the classroom in confusion. A few pairs of confused eyes fell on Neru because of her outburst. Neru finally processed what she had done, and a light red colour formed on her cheeks. Her eyes finally turned to meet Risa whose cheeks were still a crimson red.

Neru tilted her head to the side, “Risa? Why are you blushing?”

“N-n-no reason at all!” Risa waved her hand in front of her face, flustered.

“Hmmm. Sou? Is it lunch time?” Neru asked, oblivious to her classmates who were already eating their lunches.

“Yeah,” Risa replied in her calm voice as her cheeks returned to their normal colour.

Neru sat back down, “Alright, then let’s eat as well,” she reached into her bag to grab her lunch.

Risa suddenly slammed her hands on top of Neru’s desk, “But I have a question first.”

Neru jumped in surprise, “Risa! Are you trying to give me a heart attack?!” She turned her head towards Risa and was greeted by a serious expression on the other girl’s face.

“Were you lying about going to yakiniku?” Risa asked in a serious tone.

Neru blinked a few times before realizing what Risa was talking about, “No, I may have used that to trick you, but I wasn’t lying.”

“But were you lying about paying?” Risa retorted.

Neru shook her head, “No, I said I would pay, didn’t I?”

A smile suddenly beamed on Risa’s face upon hearing those words from Neru. Risa turned around and grabbed her lunch from her bag. She then pulled her chair from her desk and placed it beside Neru’s desk. She placed her lunch down on the desk before sitting down.

Risa clapped her hands in front of her, “Itadakimasu,” she said before beginning to eat her lunch with a bright smile on her face.

Risa is really cute when she smiles. It would be better if she smiled more often. People would stop misunderstanding the cool aura that she gives off. That aura of her’s makes people think she doesn’t care about others. But, Risa can be quite caring when you get to know her,” Neru thought to herself before clapping her hands in front of her, “Itadakimasu.”

Lunch break was when Risa and Neru did various things. The most obvious thing among them being that they ate lunch together. However, Risa took full advantage of this time on countless occasions to ask Neru for help right before a test. Neru obviously obliged to the whims of the cool girl, but it was to no avail as it did not change the outcome of the test for Risa.

Neru dreaded the lunch breaks where Risa was absent. Per the usual, Neru would fall asleep right before lunch break. The only person in the class who could wake Neru up was Risa. The class learned their lesson and gave up on waking Neru up during lunch break. This left Neru to sleep through lunch break and only waking up right as afternoon classes began. Neru was then forced to suffer the consequences of missing lunch break, alone.

Risa and Neru spent most of their lunch breaks chatting away together about various subjects. They often enjoyed sitting at Neru’s desk due to the breeze that would flow in through the window beside Neru’s desk. The classroom was their preferred location for lunch, but sometimes they preferred to be in a more private setting. The pair would occasionally switch their lunch eating location to the school roof where very few students visited.

The structures on the school roof provided perfect shade for Risa and Neru to sit under. They would sit side by side against one of the structures’ walls and ate their lunches. More often than not, they ate in silence and enjoyed the scenery that they could see from the roof together. There were multiple times where Neru would fall asleep against Risa’s shoulder. Risa avoided waking Neru up in those instances, and instead would lean her head against the shorter girl’s head that was resting on her shoulder. Neru was always ignorant of the happenings that occurred around her during those times.

Today, the pair spent their lunch break talking about music. Even though they were complete opposites in terms of personality, they both enjoyed the same kind of music: idol music. Their current favourite group was AKB48. Risa, surprisingly, was actually the person who made Neru interested in the group. They also liked discussing other genres of music and possible alternatives for their favourite group.

“I am just saying. ‘Glass wo Ware!’ would be an interesting song title,” Risa said as she sipped on her juice container.

“I agree with you, but I think ‘Mou Mori e’---” Neru began to say but cut her sentence short when she saw two figures walking towards them from different directions.

Akane and Yuuka were walking separately towards the pair that was discussing music. Akane had her sights on Risa, while Yuuka had her sights on Neru. The both of them arrived to Neru’s desk at roughly the same time. It was at that moment that they finally noticed the presence of the other. They gave a hostile glare at each other before looking away from each other. Neru could sense the hostility that had formed between the pair and had a bad feeling about it.

“Do you guys need anything?” Risa asked, oblivious to the hostility between the two girls standing in front of her.

“Risa, can we talk?”, Akane asked Risa.
“Neru, may I have a moment of your time?”, Yuuka asked Neru simultaneously as Akane spoke to Risa.

Neru shifted her eyes between the student council pair. The hostility between the two increased when they both spoke at the same time. The usually calm Akane was showing an expression anger mixed with regret on her face, while the ojou-sama Yuuka was showing an expression of anger and hostility on her face. Neru could tell that there was a major problem forming between the, believed to be, perfect pair.

“Risa, we may have to postpone our yakiniku outing,” Neru declared to Risa.

Risa turned towards Neru with a horrified expression, “What?!”

Offline Shinoki

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RisaNeru!! I love them. Ahaha, they're such a cute pair.
I wonder what happened with YuukaNen...

Offline Minami-chan

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Continue the fic plis, it's really great!
Neru's state of fatigue is not normal ... unless she's studying nights, but I do not think so.

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