RAPPAPA: Lost and Find - 1
“Thanks captain Nogami, I’m sure the girl’s will be happy to know they have finally pass probation and officially a part of the force.” Takamina spoke with a content smile.
“Just Nogami is fine, you are not longer on probation captain. You are officially promoted when your girls solved the case, captain Takahashi.” Captain Nogami look proudly at the shorter girl, from back in the days when he use to mentor the girl till now. He watched her mature and now as a captain of her own team, proud is like an understatement.
“Your team is definitely a hidden gem,” Nogami said as they walked towards their respective department which happen to be next to each other. While Takamina leads team A or now known as team Rappapa, the more experienced captain Nogami leads team B and together they’ve solved many difficult cases earning praises and a few evil eye from the old farts in the other department and divisions.
“I heard they assigned you the supernote case, good luck Taka. I looked at the samples during the meeting those are some very high quality counterfeit bills,” Nogami said with a pat to Takamina’s head, “but don’t let the old farts push you around, just ignore them. They are just jelly that you are the rising star and are doing better than them in many ways.”
“I know but sometimes it’s just hard to ignore them when they are so obvious, and trying to mess with the girls. You know how they are.”
“Don’t worry about it, Team B will be your backup, it’s time to finish what your team started.” with that the two captains waved each other off as they turned to meet up with their team.
As Captain Nogami stroll through the hall towards his team he heard sounds of celebration coming from the other side, but what caught him off guard was what came after. He was sure he heard someone ask “Will there be lots of blood?” causing a sudden onset of silence.
In the late evening of a typical hot summer day, the sun slowly prepares himself to sign out after a long and intense shift. A tinge of orange and pink glow gently reminds all that are still outside that the night will fall shortly.
The once busy streets now left with only a few individuals leisurely walking down the roads to settle the satisfying dinner they packed into their stomachs. It’s getting late but still too early for the night crawlers to come out from hibernation. This peaceful atmosphere was then rudely interrupted by a group of girls trudging down the sidewalk.
“Ah, why do we have to get so much stuff. I can’t feel my hands anymore,”
“You aren’t even holding that much,” a second voice cut in to break the first from her continuous whining since they exited the grocery store.
“We are almost there,” the third person spoke trailing from behind them holding what seems to be double the amount of grocery to her companions.
The three of them can be seen wearing a green school gym uniform loosely over their customized shirts that read ‘Hormone’. They continue to lightly bicker with each other while slowly making their way down the nearly deserted streets. Of course with their concentration away from the road, they almost missed the sound of a speeding vehicle whipping past them. The sight of a white van flashing across their visions, the smell of burnt rubber and the screeching sound from the tires on asphalt attacked their senses.
“Hey! Watch OUT!”
“Yeah!” the other two shouted in complement to their leader thinking the words were directed to the reckless driver. Before they had a chance to even follow up with their comment they heard bags dropped to the ground.
“Sasshi! Where are you going?” Kitahara Rie yelled to their leader, when she notice the said person already missing from beside her.
“Rie, look!” Takajo Aki said while tapping the confused girl beside her.
Following in the direction Akicha is pointing at, they found their missing leader running ahead towards the now abandon van. What caught their attention is the group of men that surrounded a scared teenage girl. The girl wore a standard school uniform, looks about their age and appears to be in shock seeing how she is now surrounded by a group of shabby looking mens.
“Shit!” in the confusion it was lost as to who spoke the single word but the two remaining member of team hormone quickly dropped their bags to a side and ran to help their suddenly heroic leader.
As they ran they watched the girl slowly back away from the group of hoodlums but she didn’t get far before tripping to the ground, her arms up struggling to get out of reach from the strangers that appears to have jumped out of that white van.
“HEY! What do you think you are doing!” Sasshi shouted at the group as she finally made it to to the fallen girl after pushing away a couple bodies to stand in between as a barrier.
“Oh look, we got ourselves a couple other LG’s that want to play.” one of the guys spoke with hoarse voice followed by the sound of a dry hacking cough, most likely the result of chain smoking everyday.
“Just grab the girl and make it quick, boss don’t like to wait,” the head of the pack said with a boring tone, hands still in his pocket and not very interested or concern about the attention they are receiving from other pedestrians. He nod his head in the direction of the girl to cued the rest to make a move as he lit himself a cigarette to satisfy his nicotine cravings.
The gangster bunch started to advance on the girls while Sasshi, Rie and Aki prepared themselves to redeem their reputation as ‘Team Hormone’. They might not have been the best team back in Maji days but it doesn’t mean they are just a push. Regardless of team Hormone’s reputation, tonight these men will regret underestimating their abilities and looking down on females. Of course being team hormone they know when there is an opening they should always take advantage, especially when they are at such disadvantage in terms of power when facing a group of testosterones. So kicking below the belt became the favoured strategy and by force they each took downed a guy directly front of them leaving three figure standing.
“Bitch!” one of them was quick enough to grab a hold of Sasshi by the collar of her uniform but Sashihara isn’t named team leader because she won a round of janken. Her quick mind allow her to draw up a scheme to trick the brainless.
“Look the police is here!” she pointed to the left.
They watched the guys fall for the kiddy trick and turned to direction pointed. Without missing a beat Aki and Rie used all their strength delivered a fist to the face followed by a knee to the stomach and a kick to the next generation. Sasshi on the other hand played it more skillfully and used the guy’s weight against him to delivered a perfect judo throw causing the guy to fly straight into the bushes making a facial impact to the ground.
“Guys get in the car, we are leaving!” a voice shouted from inside the van, the designated driver notice the attention they are receiving from the pedestrians and curious individuals who are currently looking out the windows of the surrounding buildings.
Sasshi waited for them to crawl one by one back to where they came from and disappear from her sight before turning around to check on the fallen girl. In the meantime, Rie and Aki went back to grab their groceries bags looking through them to check for damage. Lucky for them Sashihara wasn’t holding onto anything that’s fragile, only vegetables that survived their fall with maybe a couple bruises.
“Are you okay? My name is Sashihara Rino, you can call me Sasshi,” the leader of team Hormone introduced herself after slowly lowering the hands used to guard their frighten owner.
“It’s okay the mens are gone, they can’t hurt you, you are safe now,” Sasshi spoke softly in a tone that surprised the other members of Hormone.
“Yokoyama Yui,” the girl finally spoke her name in a shaky voice as she looked left and right checking for any hostile bodies then towards her three savior.
“Yokoyama-san, are you hurt? Can you stand?”
When Yui tried to stand up the instant pain that shot through her ankle caused her fall forward. Sashihara immediately caught the girl and with help from Rie they lowered Yui to the ground where they can inspecting for injuries. Sasshi found a swollen ankle to the size of a baseball, blotched with an angry color of redness and heated to touch. Using many years of injury experiences Sasshi quickly diagnosed it as a sprain ankle for the reason that nothing seems to be out of place.
“It’s a sprain, nothing appears broken but we should get it wrapped and iced it to get the swelling down,” Rie said from beside Sasshi as she watch her leader inspect the ankle with care.
“Our place is only a couple blocks from here, we should go there first,” Aki said while she tried to juggle the extra bags she now has to carry.
“Here climb on, I’ll carry you there. I don’t think it is wise to try walking on that,”
“Thank you,” Yui said to her kind hearted rescuer, unconsciously she tightened her hold around Sasshi when she thought about what could’ve happen if they weren’t there. Thinking back Yui can’t remember when was the last time she got a piggy back ride from anyone, not even from her father.
“What took you so long!”
It was the first thing Sasshi heard after she entered their restaurant ‘Maji-Mone’, and not surprised it was from their one and only silent yet surprising member, Komori or better known as Mukuchi.
“What happen?” Moeno asked coming out from the kitchen when she notice the extra person on their leader is back.
“Long story but can you get us some ice and bandage?” Sasshi asked giving out one of those rare order to her members.
Wasting no time Komorin and Moeno came back with both the ice packs and bandages. Normally first aid is left to Rie and Komorin but before either of them can even offer their specialty Sashihara took the supplies and got right to treating the angry ankle.
Seeing how they are of no use at this point the two retreated to the kitchen to help Moeno and Aki put away their grocery supplies.
“Here you go, make sure to keep it up,” Sasshi said admiring her handy work after placing Yui’s ankle on a vacant chair to keep it elevated with ice pack on either side.
“Thank you for helping me, I think I should get going home,” Yui said trying to get up only to be gently pushed back onto the chair.
“It’s getting late, and you are injured. You can stay the night and we take you home tomorrow morning,” Sasshi offered, half hoping the girl will accept and half confused with her own actions up to this point.
“Thank you,” Yui said again with a slight bow from her sitting position.
“I’ll have one of the other girl’s help you to one of the rooms,”
RAWR! Immo_K reporting in! Here is a little something I wrote for Single Awareness Day! …. I mean Valentine’s Day =). I took a break from studying for my exam to quickly put this together so its not that great, and I promise I’ll do better next time but for 15mins it will do for now. Sorry for the bad english and grammer and everything. *bows*
***For those that are not aware, you have to read the previous OS, Blinded by love, first before proceeding to this one. ***
***Ahh forgot to mention the song in the song is called Valentine by Kina Grannis =)
Blinded by Love: Be my Valentine (AtsuMina)
“You are worth the world to me, I don’t need each day to be colourful, I just want to be with you. I will be your guide, I can be your eyes, I will always be there for you.”
Love is a special thing,
I forgot when it started, but I have these feelings for you, these feelings of love.
It’s very simple I think I’ve fallen for you.
It’s been awhile since I moved in, and slowly I’ve become accustom to this house, each corner and furniture I’ve hugged and greeted personally many times. If not for Minami I don’t think I will ever be able to live on.
I don’t know if I can consider this as starting fresh but for the first couple days I really felt like nothing, I can’t do anything, I can’t walk without crashing into things, I can’t eat alone without stabbing myself, I can’t read or write or watch TV. Everything is lost, but she never left. Minami stayed by my side, together we filled in the emptiness with new memories, a new life and a new language. I never thought braille can be so difficult but slowly I started to get the hang of it.
Did you know Minami will write me letters in braille just to help me practice? I don’t remember when was the last time or the first time I’ve had someone write me letters but in a sense I feel warm knowing that she would spend the time to express her thoughts and feelings through writing. It just when I hold onto these pieces of paper I can feel the love and caring, like being able to grasp it with my hands.
“Yuko, where are you taking me?” I asked as I was suddenly dragged out of the empty house by my good little friend.
“Well, anywhere is better than staying in that boring house,” she said as she continue to lead me along the busy streets.
I guess she is right, I’ve been doing nothing but sitting there waiting for Minami to come home. In the last week she’s been gone quite often, every time I asked she would say there is some business she has to attend to but never tell me anything like she used to. Maybe she’s gotten tired of me….
“Acchan stop, I know what you are thinking but I’m sure Minami isn’t like that, you just need to get out of the house once in awhile and feel the fresh air, come there is a place we need to be at,” Yuko said as she continue to drag me around, making turns here and there.
Maybe Yuko is right, but how can she explain all the times Minami suddenly retracts her hand from me when I tried to hold them. Even though I haven’t been keeping track I know we haven’t visit the neighbouring parks for our leisure walks for a while now. How can I not think anything of this….
“Tada! We are here, just watch your steps we have a couple flight of stairs to hike,” a suddenly highly energetic Yuko spoke as if there are girls waiting for her the stairs.
As I walk up the stairs, I can’t help but feel like I know this place, I think I’ve been here before. I’ve slowly followed Yuko up the stairs and then came to a stop, I can hear shuffling footsteps and hushing sounds around me followed by the sound of a closing door.
“Yuko?” I called out to her but no answer so I tried again, “Yuko?”
“Acchan,” I heard my name being called.
“Minami?” there is no doubt who that voice belong to, one that I will never forget.
I felt her gently lead me over to a chair, “sit here,” she spoke softly. Curious as to what is all this is able, I obediently sat down. A breeze from the vents carried a smell of fresh roses, the lovely fragrant dispersed into the air. I can imagine the room decorated with different color of roses, whites, pinks, yellows and red.
“Acchan, do you still remember the day when you asked me to sing for you?” Minami asked stopping my thoughts and imagination.
“You said you weren’t ready and refused,”
“Atsuko, Happy Valentine’s,” I didn’t know, I really didn’t know today is valentine’s. I thought to myself as I heard a start of a beautiful note. I finally realize why Minami wouldn’t hold my hand, its not because she doesn’t want to… she can’t…
The sound of the resonating strings from the guitar brought the music to my ear as I finally heard the singing that I’ve been waiting for. I could feel tears collect in my eyes as I took in the lyrics.
We should celebrate and appreciate
That you and me found something pretty neat
And I know some say this day is arbitrary
But, it’s a good excuse
That I love to use baby
I know what to do baby
I, I will love you
I’ll love you
I’ll love you
Love, I don’t need those things
I don’t need no ring
I don’t need anything
But you and me, cause in your company
I feel happier, so happy and complete
And it’s a good excuse
That I love to use baby
I know what to do baby
I, I will love you
I’ll love you
I’ll love you
Yeah, it’s a good excuse
That I love to use baby
I know what to do baby
I, I will love you
I’ll love you
I’ll love you
So, won’t you be my honeybee?
Giving me kisses all the time
Be my valentine
So, won’t you be my honeybee?
Giving sweet kisses all the time
Be my valentine
Oh oh oh oh oh
Be my Valentine
“Minami~” I called from the table waiting for dinner to be served. The smell of freshly made katsu filled the house as I listen to her diligently work around the kitchen.
“Yes, Acchan?” I can only imagine the way she should be sticking her head out from the kitchen.
“Your katsu will be overcooked soon,” I said with a smell when I heard her running back to attend to the fires. I laughed a little as I listen to her frantically try to save her favourite dish. “Minami you are suppose to make something special for today,”
“But I like Katsu,” in my mind this is where she should be pouting.
“Just for you then, but next time I expect a nice candlelight steak dinner,” I smiled as I continue to listen to her humming a familiar melody.
Yes I don’t need anything but you and me,
Minami, I love you.
“I will never give up my love for you, Atsuko, if you ever feel tired you can rest your head on my shoulder and listen to my heart beat for you,”
RAPPAPA: Black IN White, Side story 1
“Gekikara, where are you? Please come home…” I prayed as I touched the cross hanging from my neck.
It’s been a few days since she ran off into the night. I thought she would be back by morning, but I was wrong. This is all my fault and now I can only sit here alone, regretting the choices that I made.
She took me in and gave me a place to stay. She comforted me when I needed someone the most. She was always there for me.
And before I knew it, my heart started to respond to those warm touches and gentle hugs that she only gives when we’re alone. No one would normally think to put Gekikara in the same sentence as gentle and kind, but I know better. The first time she disappeared at night, I woke up missing her warmth, so I went looking, and caught her politely greeting the elderly who visit the park for their morning walks.
The part of her she hides from everyone, the mysterious girl that suddenly appeared in my life, the one that I know nothing about… Rena.
“Rena… what happened to you in the past?” I checked out the window once again, a habit that I have developed since she left.
I feel so frustrated sitting here alone in this empty apartment. I just want her to come home. I haven’t been able to sleep. It isn’t the same without her here to hold me, to chase away those nightmares that visit me regularly. I finally understand that I want to be with her, but if I have to choose between friendship and love, I would rather just have her by my side.
I made a mistake…
A few days ago, in that half lit tunnel…
I knew I was starting to develop an attraction, a crush for Rena. I tried to hold myself back but I made a big mistake in letting my guard down. She was so irresistible at that moment, and that was all it took for me to surrender to my emotions.
It has been a few months since we transferred into Majisuka, but I’m still having trouble adjusting to the new environment. Is it still considered a school when books aren’t a part of the curriculum? I just can’t change my old habits of carrying a book in my bag. I was always the perfect student at the top of my class, a proper princess that volunteers at the library after school. Such delinquent acts was never a focus in my life. When I was told attendance is optional and class is just another time for eat, sleep and play, I find it hard to accept. I feel so vulnerable as I became one of the most sought out targets among my peers, my survival only thanks to Gekikara.
Shibuya wasn’t kidding when she said violence was mandatory, but Rena was able to adapt to the new circumstances without losing her step. It was almost like she was born ready and had been waiting for her these dummies to put her skills to the test. Just like the first time we met, and every time after, Gekikara was there to watch over me with those strong arms that shield me from harm, to protect me from those girls looking for trouble.
“AHAHAHAHAHAHA! Ne Okotteiru?”
The familiar laugh made it’s way through the air as Gekikara admired her handy work. The taste of iron stained her lips as she bit her nails, listening to the moans and grunts of the trash on the ground. Satisfied with her performance, Gekikara turned around to see me with my back against the wall, wearing an altered version of the school’s uniform. I saw her frown while trying to burn the long material with her glare. I remember she once mentioned that it’s a shame to hide my legs behind such boring material after comparing her uniform to mine. I’m not sure what she was thinking, but I definitely can’t complain about her slanted skirt, leaving her soft milky skin exposed for all to see. It’s a pity that Shibuya told her to match it with long boots that covered her legs, but I don’t mind. That luxury I have when we are behind the walls of our home.
“Are you okay?” Gekikara asked, “You seem to attract this sort of trash.” She added while walking towards me, kicking away a pair of hands that tried to reach out from under a pile of bodies as she closed the distance.
Embarrassed by the sudden invasion of my personal circle, I tried to look away, hoping to find something else to focus on. But I couldn’t stop myself from stealing quick glances at the beautiful sight in front of me. It didn’t matter that blood was splattered all over her uniform and covered her hands.
Angels can be just as beautiful in red.
I was trapped with the wall behind me, and no where to run. My heart started to pound heavily on my chest wall, while heat started to rise up my body. I could feel myself slowly turning red, even though it probably wasn’t all that visible from outside. I felt a set of eyes following my every movement, like a hunter watching their prey for the perfect time to strike. I finally looked up to find Gekikara watching me while biting her nails, a magnificent grin on her face andher head tilted at an angle. I believe that’s her thinking pose… Those curious eyes monitored my every movement, like a child wondering what is hidden behind the curtains.
“Th…anks,” I stuttered, the suddenly attention was making me nervous.
But to make it worse, Gekikara decided to lean closer, until I felt her warm breath on my already hot skin. If anyone else was around, they would’ve told me maybe Red was a better name for me instead of Black.
My first mistake was trying to look away. My second was choosing to look down. My eyes never wandered any lower after they discovered and focused on those inviting lips. When those exact lips formed the rare pout that I had begged during the nights for her to show me, I knew she was displeased with my silence and lack of response. I’m infected and the disease is far too advance to be saved. I have diagnosed myself with hopelessness.
And when that tongue of hers peeked out to lick the blood left on her lips, the last of my strings were snapped, overflowing with new emotions and urges. I want… no, I need to taste them.
My hunger took over.
Without any warning, my hands reached out, pulling her close and sealing her lips before she could protest. I let myself taste the iron as I licked the specks of blood from her soft lips.
But as suddenly as it started, Gekikara quickly pushed away, shocking me with the flash of panic and fear that flooded into her eyes. This is the first time I’ve seen these emotions on the fearless girl who just took out a mob of gangsters alone. Not even the flash of cold blades could cause her to blink an eye.
“Rena?” I asked softy, afraid to speak any louder. My hands reached out for her but never made contact as Gekikara turned and ran out of my sight. When my mind finally caught up to the situation, she was already gone.
"Zutto mae kara, kizukazu ni suki ni natta….."
I woke up to the ring of my phone, the light vibration in my palms reminded me that I have been waiting for this call.
“Did you find her?” I asked immediately, forgoing any greetings. I’m sure Shibuya will understand. If Dance ever disappeared, I’m sure she would be just as concerned.
“She’s at the park,”
“The park? Which one?” I asked, picking myself off the floor, I headed straight for the door, still waiting for a more define location but the answer never came.
‘Did she just hang up on me?’ I paused for a second to glare holes at my phone hoping that some of the negative energy would be transferred to the caller at the other end.
‘Park…. WHAT PARK?!?!?! STUPID SHIBUYA!’ My mind screamed, shouted and flipped as I ran out into the night to ‘The Park’.
“Wait… that’s it! Why didn’t I think of it sooner?” I did a 180º turn and ran in the opposite direction towards the park where I first met Gekikara. It slipped from my mind after I stopped visiting that location… I didn’t want to bring back unwanted memories.
‘I DON’T HAVE A DAUGHTER LIKE HER.’
Those words were still fresh wounds in my head.
*3rd person view*
As Yuki neared the water fountain, she could see a crowd of thugs in a very familiar attire. It’s the same group of gangsters from that time, but why are they here? She came here to find Rena, not a rendezvous of stupid mob heads. A slight shift in bodies standing in the circle, and she got a clear view of what attracted the crowd.
“Look at those eyes! Haha, let see how much longer you can keep it up!” Shinjiro smirked as he signaled for his men to lift the beaten girl closer. He lifted his leg to kick her square in the stomach, to get revenge for the humiliation they suffered that night. Gekikara flew back into the cement from the force of the kick, but she refused to satisfy them with a cry of pain.
“I told you to hold tight!” he shouted at the two who were supposed to be holding the girl, frustrated that he can’t even break her. She is suppose to be on her hands and knees, pleading with tears for them to let her go, so why isn’t she doing it?! He moved forward to kick her again while she wass still on the ground.
“AHHH!” Shouts of pain echoed among the crowd as bodies got thrown aside, opening a path for the grand entrance of the missing half of the pair.
“Oh, look who’s here. I really missed having your body under mine, your silky smooth skin.” Shinjiro laughed, sporting a perverted smirk.
He took a look around at the men he brought with him tonight, and felt confident that they could deal with the two girls, since one of them is already down.
“You won’t be able to get awa-” he stopped mid sentence as the girl disappeared from where she was just seconds ago.
“Gekikara, are you okay?” Yuki asked while crouching over the fallen girl, checking her to make sure she isn’t in any immediate danger.
“Black?” The word came out weakly, but the owner appeared to be quickly recovering from the earlier abuse at the presence of her shadow.
“Come on, let’s show them how it’s done properly.” Yuki stood up and held out her hand for Gekikara to take.
They stood back to back gauging their opponents, preparing themselves for what is to come. This battle will be more difficult seeing that they have a greater number of enemies, but soon all that would be swept away by darkness and chaos. After a quick stretch of her muscles, Gekikara graced the men with her voice.
But it wasn’t what Shinjiro had in mind.
“AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Tasty.” Gekikara licked the blood off of her lips as she smirked at them.
It didn’t take us long to take down those bastards, but it wasn’t without a price as I rubbed my sore knuckles. I would be surprised if I didn’t develop any bruises tomorrow. I was so occupied with relieving the numbness that I didn’t notice you until your hands were on mine, stopping me from what I was doing. Your soft hands worked on mine with precise pressure, massaging them with delicate touches.
I was frozen on the spot, my nerves all jumbled up confused, lost and surprised but her actions. I didn’t know how to react.
“Reaction queen.” I heard you whisper in my ear, giggling at my priceless expression of shock and surprise magnified by 100%. I really missed your presence.
My brain visited the clouds as my memory failed to recall the blacked out gaps. Thinking back again and again, I couldn’t remember how we made it to the hills. Were we holding hands the whole way? I can’t remember if it was you or me that led us there, but the next memory for me was us lying on the grass glazing at the stars.
It was a lovely night, with the gentle breezes rustling leaves, and the clear skies covered with speckles of light. We laid there enjoying the moment of silence, no words were exchanged between us as you held onto my hand. I was afraid to move, afraid that it might scare you away. I was afraid you would let me go but I knew from the looks in your eyes. I already understand.
I turned over to admire you under the moonlight, so peaceful with one arm supporting your head as you laid on the grass with one leg propped up comfortably. With your eyes closed, I couldn’t tell if you had fallen asleep, but I guess you felt my shift because you lips curved into a smile.
Making up my mind, I sat up and leaned over until I hovered above you, our hands still connected when I reached over to support myself. I moved slowly, praying that you won’t push me away, before our lips connected once again. I immediately noticed a familiar copper taste, but this time it held a tinge of sweetness. And even though I felt the slight return of a kiss you put behind your lips, I already knew. The passion is there but the sparks are missing.
I kept my eyes closed when I broke the kiss, coming apart only for a second before leaning in until our foreheads touched. I felt your shallow breath on my skin as you waited in silence, giving me time to gather my thoughts.
“Sorry.” I heard you whisper after you knew I was ready.
I opened my eyes and slowly withdrew, our eyes sending messages between us. After seeing that we both understood, I sat up with a smile to match yours.
We have come to a conclusion.
“Let’s go home.” I said, sighing into the air. The weight on my chest has now been lifted as everything had been resolved.
We walked side by side.
At least, I know I will always hold a special spot in your heart just as you hold a piece of mine.
“Yuki, I want ramen… with melon pan,” You said casually when your stomach growled like a beast, disturbing the peace.
“….. we only have ramen at home…” I answered, still wondering about your taste for that odd combination. I don’t think I can ever get use to it.
The next morning, the two were greeted with a sight of bodies littered across the field. Looking closely, they were all students of Majisuka, beaten by a group of thirty unknown girls from one of their rival schools. It seems that they missed a lot after skipping school for a few days and now they are being raided?
“Hey look, isn’t that the famous princess bookworm and her pet?”
“I heard Maji was so desperate that they started accepting weaklings like her?”
“Why don’t you just go back to your goodie school and be the teacher’s slut.”
“You should join the rest of your classmates.”
Taunts were thrown at the two girls as they watched the group in grey uniforms think hard to come up with more provoking words. Sometimes they wondered, why these girls bothered trying to think, when in the end, they only result in using their fists anyways. It just makes them look like idiots pausing in between insults to think.
“Gekikara, I think I need to work out some of my stress.” Yuki spoke up only for Gekikara to hear. “I was rejected last night you know, for the first time ever.”
“It must’ve hurt.” Gekikara replied with a smile.
She watched Yuki reach into her bag to pull out her signature textbook and with the speed of light that book was whipped across the field into the face of the ugliest girl in grey. Pages scattered into the air as the binding broke under the intense pressure of it’s impact.
“May you rest well in the hands of the shadows, darkness has arrived and there is nowhere for you to run.” Yuki- no, Black lifted her hand to touch the cross hanging around her neck. “I am Black, remember that name.”
“HAHAHAHAHAHAAA, Ne Okotteiru?” Gekikara asked from the side before joining Black in the field to avenge their fallen school mates.
“Hey don’t go and have fun without me!” Shibuya shouted, sporting a smile as she ran out from the school building. Dance had just told her that Black and Gekikara returned.
“Yuko-san.” Sado finally spoke up as she watched the scene play out below.
“Mieta.” Torigoya said playfully with her head slightly tilted to the side grinning, both hands tucked in the pockets of her signature jacket while her eyes focused on their leader.
“Let’s go.” Out of habit, Yuko’s hands went to comb through her hair. She has finally found their missing pieces of the puzzle. Rappapa will finally be complete.
RAPPAPA: Black IN White - 6
After their stop at the school they decided to stop by at Rena’s favorite ramen restaurant for lunch. Their peaceful stride was disturbed by the commotion and rattles coming from under the bridge. Curious to know the source of the noise they went to investigate only to find Shibuya and Dance surrounded by a big mob of armed girls. Bats and pipes glittered under the sun, reflecting beams of light in all directions. From afar they can see Shibuya standing there in the middle with her head held up high, not a single ounce of fear can be seen from the fashion queen. At her side Dance stood there with determination, she might not be a great fighter but she refuse to give in, she cannot show signs of weakness now, not when Shibuya is present.
Yuki and Rena stood there watching as the fight begin, even though they can see the skills of the pair, they are no match for the number of yankee girls that surround them, it is a fight between flesh and metal. Making up their mind, Yuki and Rena decided to grace these girls with their presence teaching them a lesson about respect. Only cowards would arm themselves with weapons and outnumber their opponent because they are afraid to lose. It is no difference from those low life gangsters who ambushed Yuki the other night.
“AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA, what a bunch of cowards,” Rena said as she made herself known to the group of yankee girls in front of her.
“This is none of your business get lost!” One of the girls in grey school uniform said while waving the metal pipe she held in one of her hand.
“Our path is ours to determined, but your faith has been decided.” Yuki spoke with a chilling voice from behind the group, the girls quickly turned around looking for the second intruder.
"Your coward display has anger the gods. Prepare yourself for the wrath of my shadow, as you will be judge in front of Hades.” Yuki’s voice travelled to the girls again, and finally they found her standing beside a giggling Rena.
"Who are you?"
"How dare you interfere with us!" said the fat and ugly yankee girl’s. Her uniform modified to show much unwanted skin. In most cases people will think more skin the better but in her case, she might as well cover herself head to toe and even the face to save people’s stomachs.
Yuki and Rena glanced around at the girls that surround them and tried very hard not to laugh at their ugly makeup and their fashion. Their hair are a mess, dye in all sorts of colors that only make one want to barf after looking at them. Their thick makeup did not help to cover up their ugly face, and for those that could’ve been consider average looks worst exponentially because of the thick layer of powder plastered on their face like coffee stains on a carpet.
Shibuya gathered herself and looked over surprise to see the two girls here during school hours, she looked them over and raised an eyebrow to their choice of clothing. She never thought the ones to come to her rescue will be these two prestige school girls but they seem different, much more deadly and intimidating.
"Don’t let them get away!" one of the Yabakune girl shouted as the rest begin to attack again, swinging their pipes and rods at their four targets.
It didn’t take long for the ground to be littered with bodies as Yuki, Rena and Shibuya quickly took down the girls, while Dance cheered them on at the side, occasionally kicking a girl or two that block her view of the fight.
"I’m hungry, you two up for some ramen? My treat," Shibuya said after taking care of the last one standing. She wanted to thank the two for helping her but pride prevented her from saying it directly so she chooses a different way to show her gratitude. She didn’t wait for the two to reply before turning and started to walk away from the scene.
"Thank you," Dance said with a bow before moving to follow Shibuya. Rena and Yuki glanced at each other before following the two departing figures, they were originally on their way to get some ramen before they got sidetracked.
The band of four end up taking Rena’s suggestion and are now seated at the same spicy ramen restaurant. Originally Shibuya had plans for a different place but after getting hidden signals from Dance and remembering the food quality of the restaurant their first met, Yuki and Rena decided to intervene. With some easy convincing Shibuya decided to go with Rena’s idea, although the laughing, giggling and nail biting played a big part in the overall decision.
Once seated Shibuya finally asked the question that has been bugging her since she saw the two girls, “shouldn’t you two be in class right now?”
"We got kicked out of school," Rena answered calmly as if it didn’t matter to her, while looking through the familiar menu in her hand.
Unexpected by the sudden answer Shibuya accidently knocked her cup of water off the table, but before she can even react Yuki already had the cup placed in the exact same spot, not spilling a single drop of water. Shibuya looked up at Yuki with disbelief, she didn’t even see the girl move but sure enough her cup of water is back on the table like she never knocked if off in the first place. Even though she saw Yuki in action a little while ago she still can’t believe someone can move so fast.
"How?" was all she can manage to say as she stared at the two mysterious girls seated across from her.
"The speed or being kicked out?" Yuki asked with a smirk that Shibuya would never expect to see from the same girl she met just weeks ago.
"Both," Shibuya now replied all serious.
Looking at the girls in front of them, Rena and Yuki took turn repeating the events that happened in the last couple days. Originally they had planned to not tell anyone of their story but for some reason they felt a connection to Shibuya, something that tells them they can be trusted.
"Haha!" Shibuya started laughing after she heard what they did to the spoiled brat at their previous school.
"I would never think it was you two that downed all those gang members, the police reported it as a gang brawl related to territorial issues, and that Nori brat too! I would love to see her face now," Shibuya said still laughing while Yuki and Rena just sat there confused.
"That Nori girl tried to throw money at Shibuya-san, to make her do all the dirty work and Shibuya refused. Since then Nori has been sending us trouble every once in a while, like the group of girl that came bursting into the ramen place." Dance explained.
When their orders finally came, Yuki and Rena dig into their noodles while Shibuya and Dance looked at them like they are crazy, their soup base is bright red screaming out deadly to anyone that dares try.
"So what are you two going to do now?"
"I don’t know, but I doubt we can get into any decent school after what we did to the headmaster, he will for sure write bad recommendations on our school records." Yuki paused to answer.
"How about joining my school?" Shibuya asked.
"You go to school?" Rena asked surprised.
"I go to Majisuka Gakuen, the famous yankee school. Attendance is optional, violence is mandatory." Shibuya said with a grin.
"I don’t know…" Yuki said with doubts.
"If you two can beat up those gang members then I’m sure you will do fine," Shibuya said.
"You think so?" Rena asked again uncertain.
"Positive, but first you need new names,"
"New names?" Yuki and Rena asked in unison.
"Of course, you didn’t think our name is Shibuya and Dance right?"
"Well no, but what is your real name anyways?" Yuki asked curious.
"So what should we name you two?"
"Black" Rena said while pointing over to Yuki.
"Gekikara" Yuki replied while pointing back at Rena.
"I guess that is settled, let’s go see the principle after we finish our food," Shibuya suggested, excited to have the two join her at Majisuka, she can feel their potential so strong that it might even surpass her own. Together they can definitely make history at Majijo.
RAPPAPA: Black IN White - 5
That night Yuki stayed over at Rena’s.
When they first reached the front door of Yuki’s home, they heard her parent’s arguing through those thick hollow wooden doors.
“THIS IS YOUR ENTIRE FAULT, DID YOU NOT WATCH YUKI? HOW DID SHE BECOME LIKE THIS!”
“SHE IS YOUR DAUGHTER TOO!”
“I DON’T HAVE A DAUGHTER LIKE HER, SHE IS A DISGRACE!”
Their screams and shouts resonance loudly towards Yuki, her once calmed heart began to pulsate again, her hands begin to shake while her visions start to blur as each and every single word left an impact in her heart. She didn’t realize she was crying until Rena hugged her from behind, she felt the girl spin her around and wiped away those pains gently with her thumbs. When Yuki finally calmed down she was already sitting in the living room of Rena’s apartment with a bowl of hearty spicy ramen in front of her. She looked around the living room looking for any trace of Rena but she is nowhere to be found.
Just as Yuki started to debate if she should look for Rena a growl from her stomach reminded her that she hasn’t eaten much all day. Quickly picking up the chopsticks, Yuki devour the delicious bowl of ramen. When she placed the empty bowl back on the table, Rena emerged from one of the rooms wearing a pair of shorts and a large loose t-shirt with a towel in her hands drying her still wet hair.
“Welcome back Yuki,” Rena joked, “I set out some clothes for you, go take a shower. You stink.” Rena said sniffing the air and pretending to be offended by a horrible smell.
Yuki looked at Rena slightly shocked by what Rena just did but at the same time she is glad Rena did it to lighten up the mood. “Thank you, Rena.” Yuki said as she found her way to the bathroom.
Rena proceed to clean the dishes when she heard the water running, once everything is cleaned she took out one of her precious melon pans to snack on while she waited for Yuki on the couch. When Yuki finally came out of the bathroom, Rena motioned her over. Directing Yuki to sit on the floor in front of her and she took the towel from Yuki and proceeded to help the girl dry her hair.
“You can stay here as long as you want,” Rena said breaking the silence.
“I don’t want to be a bother…” Yuki said softly with her head down.
“Yuki, you are never a bother.” Rena said using her hand to lift Yuki’s chin up and pulled the girl back slightly while she leaned over so she can look Yuki in the eyes to put her point across.
“What about your parents?” Yuki asked.
Rena dropped her hold on Yuki’s chin and sat back up, resuming her task of drying the girl’s wet hair, silence once again filled the room. “They left me,”
Yuki didn’t ask any more questions, she just sat there enjoying Rena’s company as Rena continue to dry her hair. Slowly Yuki leaned backwards until her back rested comfortably on the girls legs. Yuki sat there thinking about the events of the last two days.
“Rena,” she said softly, “what are we going to do now? The headmaster will suspend us… no he will kick us out after what we did to his granddaughter.” Yuki hugged her knees to her chest rocking herself a bit afraid of what awaits them tomorrow.
Rena placed the towel down on the couch as she knelt down behind Yuki and wrapped her arms around the rocking girl, pulling her into an embrace. “Everything will be okay,” Rena told her.
Yuki allowed herself to melt into Rena’s embrace, her head resting over Rena’s chest listening to the soft lullaby of the gentle heartbeat. They stayed in that position for a while neither wanting to move away from the tender cuddle that washes away their troubles and anxiety.
When Rena noticed Yuki starting to fall asleep on her, she helped Yuki to the bedroom with plans to let the girl have her bed for the night. Rena sat at the edge of the bed watching over Yuki, until she is sure the girl is peacefully asleep, before moving to get up off the bed and head over to her awaiting couch. To her surprise a pair of arms snaked their way around her waist as she was getting up causing her to fall backwards onto the bed. She felt Yuki’s warm steady breath on her back causing her to shiver from the contact.
"Can you stay with me tonight? I’m scared…" Yuki whispered with her face still hidden from view.
Turning around Rena used her free hand to brush Yuki’s hair to a side so she can see the girl’s hidden face. Taking one glance at the delicate girl in front of her Rena can only nod agreeing to stay. Yuki waited until Rena got comfortable under the covers before snuggling up to the comforting warmth, satisfied with the protective arms around her, Yuki slowly drifted off to sleep.
When Rena finally opens her eyes to the intruding sunlight, she found herself alone in bed, her bedmate of the night now missing. She gradually sat herself up on the bed, lifting her arms up to stretch out her stiff muscles while letting out a tired yawn trying to rid her mind of the remaining sleepiness. Once awaken mind finally register the invading aroma that slowly filling the air informing her that breakfast will soon be served, she can easily guess the location of her missing guest.
Rena wondered if Yuki managed a decent sleep last night, seeing how her own sleep was disturbed by the thrashing Yuki, obviously bothered by nightmares, she heard Yuki repeatedly mumble words that she can’t precisely make out. Rena can accurately assume it is due to the traumatic events in the past couple days, being surrounded by a gang of grown men with dirty intentions and evil ugly spoil brats and her lackeys. This is one shadow that Yuki will have to step out of on her own, but that doesn’t mean Rena will just sit and watch.
After breakfast, the two leisurely head to school with their uniforms in hand, just moments ago they received a call from the schools secretary with some very informing information. They have officially been dropped by the school and they are to return their uniforms immediately.
Yuki borrowed from Rena a pair of black ripped jeans, then matched it with a black t-shirt that has the words ‘Terrified’ across the front. She added a few metal chains to the side of her jeans to add some extra touch to her choice of clothing. Rena notice a change in Yuki after the night, it appears that Yuki has start to adapt to their current situation. Yuki’s now calm exterior and impassive expressions calls on a terrifying shadow that looms the path she walks. Rena watchs Yuki place the cross over her neck letting it comfortably hang loose in the front for all to see, it symbolizes a new beginning the key to Yuki’s new life.
Rena on the other hand wore a pair of washed ripped jeans with a purposely cut up white t-shirt over a black tank top. The white t-shirt had a hot red-orange flamed kanji “Kara” written in the back. She also had a few chains attached to the side of her jeans to add attitude to her overall appearance. Rena had her hair tied up on one side displaying the two small scars located at the upper left corner of her eyes, one above and one below her eye brows. Secured around her neck is the ‘Rock’ necklace Yuki had given her yesterday along with a name that she can certainly get use to.
Once they reached the school, they headed directly to the school’s office, not bothering to knock. They kicked the door open and leisurely stroll to a stop in front of the headmaster.
"What do you to think you are doing?" He screamed at the two surprised by their sudden appearance.
"I know I was right to dispel you two from this school," He continued to ramble, "I should’ve done it long ago when Nori asked me to."
Yuki and Rena turned to look at each other before nodding and in sync they lifted their legs to kick the desk hard knocking it over and successfully trapping their headmaster under the desk. His mistake was mentioning his granddaughter in front of the now dangerous duo. They walked over and kicked at him a couple of times causing him to yell out in pain. From the outside a couple of the secretary glanced into the room to see what was going on but then went back to their desk pretending to see and hear nothing as they diligently continue their paperwork with a smile on their face.
When they finally got tired of stepping on the almost lifeless body the two finally walked out of the room and pass their uniforms to one of the secretary. As they retreat they heard a couple “Good luck” and “take care” from the secretaries, their voice half drowned out by the moaning and grunting headmaster asking for help.
Before leaving the two decided to pay their favorite classmate a last visit, they stopped outside the classroom making sure the girl is in there before executing their plan. Rena started her chilling laugh causing everyone inside to freeze, then Yuki forcefully kicked the door open.
"Kashiwagi! Matsui! What are you two doing here I was informed that….." the teacher froze in half sentence as Yuki walked in and gave him a deadly glare that promise pain if he spoke another word.
The students stopped what they are doing, afraid that any sudden movement will cause unwanted attention from the two girls standing in from of the class. The news has been spreading all morning of what happen yesterday but most of their friends and students refused to believe the two can cause that much damage, but now they might have to reconsider that thought. The deadly aura emitting from Yuki and the chaotic sensation from Rena is almost unimaginable, if anyone told them that these were their star students no one would ever believe them.
"Haahahaaahahahaha" Rena continue to laugh as she held her neck and half dragged her feet over to the sitting Nori, surrounded by her followers. Their faces still sporting the bruises, cuts and swollen cheeks from yesterday.
Stopping in front of the girl, Rena leaned over and asked, “Ne okotte iru?”
Seeing how Nori started to shiver, Rena smiled as she started to bite her nails while she watching Nori closely. Yuki suddenly appeared beside Rena and glared at Nori while she lifted her hand. The fear instated into the spoiled brat caused her to fall off her chair with her arms up to protect herself from what looks to be another slap. As Nori hit the ground her body appears to have lost a hold on her bladder function as a pool start to form under the girl.
Satisfy with the girls respond Yuki lowered her arm and turned to walk out of the classroom passing through the crowded hallways. Rena quickly followed Yuki out after smirking at the fallen girl, the curious students in the hallways immediately opened a path for the pair to leave the building.
RAPPAPA: Black IN White - 4
Next morning Rena and Yuki met up as planned before heading to school, they decided to be extra precaution as the events of the previous night is still fresh in their minds. Those gangsters weren’t there by chances, someone wants them gone, those photo’s are proof itself.
They were able to cover up most of the bruises with makeup but the fresh cuts are still visible in addition to their slight limping it doesn’t take a genius to figure out hidden picture. As they made their way into the school ground, some students already notice the difference and words began to spread. No one knew what happened and when they asked the girls politely avoided the questioning with a kind glare. Their day went by without much trouble, most of the students learned early enough to avoid the two since they scared off the first few noisy classmates that tried to approach them.
When the day finally came to an end, they slowly made their way out of the school. Yuki just wanted to go home for some well needed rest, her body still hurts from all the bruises she received last night and she is sure Rena feels exactly the same.
On their way out of the school ground they were stopped by a group led by Nori, the granddaughter of the school’s headmaster, the rich spoil brat that likes to bully other students. Looking to her right they see a group of guys with Yasuo in front, they usually trails Nori like loyal dogs on leashes. To Nori’s right her few ugly female followers can be seen ready to kiss the ground she walks on.
“Oh, so you still decided to come to school, don’t you have any shame?” Nori said with a smirk.
“What are you talking about?” Rena questioned her eyes narrowed sensing evil intention from the girl in front of them.
“Still pretending are we, I’m sure the school is interested in what their princess Yuki do after school,”
“You!” Rena said in anger, her teeth clenched down and her fist turning white from her tight grip.
*Beep* *beep* *Beep* *beep*
The sound of message received can be heard throughout the school grounds, students can be seen checking their phones then looking up and whispering while pointing at Yuki. Yuki quickly checked her phone, clicking to open up the message she froze upon seeing the contents. Her phone fell from her now limp hands, then suddenly she lift her hands to her ears trying to block out the sound of whispering from the students. Her world starts to spin and her visions becomes a blur, the sound becomes compressed, and distorted. Looking up she can only see the students pointing and whispering, their calculating eyes focused on her every movement. Her mind tries to fill in the missing pieces, the words that come out of those moving lips of the forming the crowd, Yuki begin to shatter.
“No, No….Noo” was the only thing Rena can hear Yuki whispering while she frantically tried to escape the given attention.
Rena quickly picked up Yuki’s phone to see a photo of Yuki being pinned down on the bench last night by the gang leader his hands on her bare stomach. Just seeing the photo makes Rena’s blood boil, she lifted her head and glared at the smirking Nori and her group of lackeys. The ones that caught her eyes took a step back from the change. Yasuo, who doesn’t know the smell of death, decided to impress his spoiled princess , he walked up to the distressed Yuki and placed his arm around her shoulders.
“You know if you are looking for a good time, there are many other ways,” Yasuo said to the now still Yuki. He couldn’t see her eyes but was curious why she suddenly stopped moving.
“YOU take your filthy hands off her!” Rena said calmly, while the aura around her begins to change. A shiver suddenly ran down the spines of those present.
Their commotion already causing a crowd to form, the students are curious about the photo with some wondering if it was real while others want to take a closer look at Yuki, pointing and whispering as the drama ran on.
“What are you going to do? Beg us?” Nori said as she laugh, causing the girls beside her to join in.
Rena caught Yuki’s hand slowly moves up towards the offending arm draped over her shoulder. Rena notice the change in Yuki’s stance and surrounding atmosphere, the feel of darkness is back. She know Yuki will be alright. So without a second thought Rena ran forward and grabbed Nori by her collar and slapped her.
“This one is for Yuki” *Slap*
“for bullying Yuki” *Slap*
“for being jealous” *Slap*
“for the smirk” *Slap*
“for being a bitch” *Slap*
“for being ugly” *Slap*
“for sending those men’s after us” *Slap*
“for sending the photo” *Slap*
“for hurting Yuki,” *Slap*
“This one is for laughing at YUKI” *SLAP* *SLAP* *SLAP*
“WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU ARE DOING!” a fist came flying towards Rena but she made no attempts to dodge it, taking the hit Rena was forced to take a couple steps back dropping Nori to the ground.
“NORI-SAMA!” the girls screeched, running over to help the bruise and battered Nori, her cheeks swollen red with tints of purple already showing, her lips cut and battered with blood matted half dried on her face. If you look closely you might be able to recognize the face.
“AHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAHA! Ne Okotte iru?” Rena let loose her signature laugh sending chills to everyone present.
Rena’s wild eyes stare straight at the guy who threw the punch as she lifted her blood stained hands and with her thumb she smudged the bit of blood seeping from her cracked lips. Rena’s smile grew wider as she glanced at blood on her hand, she turned to the girls surrounding Nori.
"AHAHAHAAAHAHAHAHA!!!" send out another set of insane laughter. Rena slowly advance towards the girls when she heard a blood curling scream from behind, her smile stretched side to side, already knowing the cause without turning around.
Everyone turned to find a screaming Yasuo, who is now kneeling beside Yuki. His loud scream becames a silent scream as the pain running down his raised arm becomes too great for him withstand. His once ideal arm now twisted and mingled into an obvious unnatural position, even those watching can’t help but shudder like they can feel the pain. Yuki stood there in the exact same spot with one hand holding his arm high above its owners head, her hair covered her eyes blocking them from plain sight. Her now chilling voice spoke a sentence of judgment for those present.
“The seed of yesterday results in the fruit of today, for father you have witness the exposed rotten cores, today they will be removed under your watch”
Yuki toss the mingled arm aside and kicked Yasuo away to clear her path towards the rest of his followers. With lighting speed she disappeared from their sight only to reappear behind the group and proceed to take down these trashes that is waiting in line to be disposed of. The guys dropped like flies, they start to freak out from the turn of events. As preys they are not only being hunted but they can’t even see their hunter.
Rena on the other hand made her way through the group of girls at the side of Nori, making sure to leave as much visible bruises and cuts on their hands and faces. Some begged to be spared, hoping their ‘precious’ face can be saved, while others hope to avoid the pain but Rena thought otherwise. These girls that hurt Yuki cannot be spared. If left unpunished for their crime they will just keep hurting others. Occasionally Rena would stop and crouch beside one of the fallen girls, after sending them a wicked smile Rena would using their blood to draw on their barely recognizable face.
Time seem to stop when Rena and Yuki’s eyes met after they took down their offenders, the gathered crowd held their breaths afraid that any slight movement will trigger the two to break loose into action again. They watched the two stand there meters apart, exchanging messages between them as they communicated to each other through eye contact.
Rena broke the silences with a light giggle, she turned around and walked towards the fallen Nori and crouched over her body, using her blood covered hands, she left a joker smile on Nori’s face with her blood then with a forceful motion she yanked off the girl’s necklace.
At the same time Yuki swiftly made her way to the still trembling Yasuo, using a kick to flip him on his back, she crouched down with her knee pushing down on his chest as she slapped him hard before reaching out to snatch the chain he had on his neck.
Everyone watched the two slowly make their ways towards each other, meeting there at the middle. A smile plastered over the normally shy Rena where as the usual bright smile on Yuki now hidden from sight and replaced by an impassive expression. Rena made the first move to lifted Yuki’s free hand and placed down the bloody cross she obtained just seconds ago from Nori. Rena stared up into Yuki’s eyes, searching for an answer before she spoke out.
“Black” Rena said with a chuckle, her now emptied hand made her way to her lips wanting to taste the dripping blood when she nibble on her nails.
Rena let out a disappointed grunt when her hand was stopped by Yuki’s, after Yuki retracted her hand Rena saw a necklace placed neatly on her palms. She lifted the clean object up with two fingers so she can take a good look, turning towards Yuki she gave her a nod in approval of her choice of reward.
“Gekikara” Yuki whispered into the wind that carried the word towards Rena and those around them.
“Haahahahahhahaha” Rena once again flared up her signature laugh as she secured the necklace around her neck with Yuki mirroring her actions.
Once the necklace are secured the two turned to walk out of the school yard leaving the bodies littered on the ground, the crowd quickly dispersed when the show came to an end. No one bother to take a second glanced at the fallen Nori and her followers, seems like most of them hold grudges against those poor crippled bodies. They had all once been a victim to her harassments and bullying.
RAPPAPA: Black IN White - 3
"I want you to get rid of them, do whatever you want but I don’t want to see them at school again!" ordered the spoiled granddaughter of the headmaster. She took out a stack of bills and passed it over to Shinjiro, the local gangster, along with two photos of their target.
"Don’t disappoint me,"
"Yes, Nori-sama you won’t have to see them again, we won’t disappoint you." Shinjiro said before signaling his men’s out.
It didn’t take long for the men’s to find the perfect opportunity to take action, they trailed Yuki to the local park late at night and once they cleared the area they moved in.
Yuki checked her watch again as she sat down on the same bench she and Rena usually sit at, today she left the house a bit earlier then their usual time so Rena wasn’t there when she arrived. Although they come here almost every night, for some reason Yuki is having this unease feeling since she left the house, it feels like she is being watched. Sure enough before the thought is settled a group of thugs came out of the bushes, a few of them holding metal poles and chains to add to the intimidation.
Yuki quickly stood up trying to run out of the park only to be blocked by a few more men’s that blocked her escape. Shinjiro slowly looked her up and down before signaling the closer ones to grab onto Yuki and hold her down.
"My, my, this photo really doesn’t do you any justice," he said as he took out the photo and placed it beside Yuki to make a comparison, while Yuki tried to break free of the strong hold of the thugs.
He then ran his hand down the side of Yuki’s cheek, before coming to a stop to lift Yuki’s chin up to face him. “It would be a waste if we just trashed her, might as well have some fun right boys!”
The gathered gangsters cheered after hearing the words from their leader, the night might not be as bad as they thought, and this will be some of their first experience with a beautiful school girl. The lead leaned in to claim the lips of a struggling Yuki only quickly take a step back, his lips bleeding from where Yuki bit down hard when he took advantage of her.
"Bitch!" Shinjiro slapped Yuki hard causing her to fall to the ground, blood seeping out of the cut at the corner of her lips.
"HELP!" Yuki screamed as the he grabbed hold of her pulling her up to the bench while he pins her down.
"You can scream but no one will come help you," he sneered, with his free hand he ripped her jacket open breaking the zipper in process. Yuki continue to struggle, trying to kick and punch the guy but he was too strong has he pinned her arms above her with one hand and her legs with his knee. His free hand started to roam around her body and stopping where her stomach is revealed. Tears made their way down Yuki’s face as she felt the rough hand made its way under her shirt, this is it she thought, it’s over. Just when Yuki felt the hand slowly trails up it suddenly disappeared along with the pressure placed on top of her. Yuki looked up to find the Shinjiro on the ground with another battered body on top of him.
"I”LL KILL YOU!" came an enraged voice behind all the gangsters, they turned around to find Rena standing there, blood covering one of her hands as she glared at all that is present.
"What are you going to do, little girl," laughed one of the thugs near her only to find himself introduced to the same bloody fist that knocked out the one lying on top of their leader. Grabbing onto the thugs shirt, Rena threw out fist after fist until the men dropped to the ground, hanging to life by only a thread.
"Don’t just stand there get her!" Shinjiro shouted after freeing himself from under the battered body, he signaled a couple of his men to hold onto Yuki preventing her from running while he watched the rest of his men surround the new girl.
Shinjiro watched as a couple of his men get pushed around and taken down by a mere little girl, displeased with their display of force, he went over to grabbed one of the pipes on the ground and made his way over to Rena. He waited till Rena is tied up with punching one of his underlings before making his move, with all his strength he batted the pipe on Rena’s back causing her to lose her footing.
"RENA!" Yuki screamed after she saw her take the hit and staggered a bit, but maintain standing.
"HAAAHAHAAHAHAHAHA! ne okotte iru!" Yuki can only watch as Rena transformed into the girl she first met, fist clenched as she feels powerless to help.
"Just give up girl you can’t win, I’m known as the best fighte….." the thug never got a chance to finish his sentences as Rena kicked him below then slammed his ugly face on the cement.
"As if I care" she said after slamming his head to the ground a couple more times making sure his blood marks his downfall.
Rena took a glance over to see two thugs with their filthy hands on Yuki, her aura exploded giving off killing intents aimed at every man in sight, quickly picking herself up she stopped an incoming pipe with her bare hands before kicking the guy a few meters away, knocking him out immediately. Her chilling laugh getting louder as she take them one on one, but it along the way she also took a couple more heavy hits.
Yuki can only watch as Rena took a couple hits to the face, bruises and cuts already forming on her face, her movements starting to slow after each hit she took. Shinjiro waited at the side until he see another chance for a clean hit, he sneaked up behind Rena and piped her again in the back causing Rena to fall to her knees. He then lifted the pipe up ready to deliver the finishing blow but it never connected to his target. A hand held his pipe in place just centimeters away from the girls head, looking up he came face to face with Yuki, he quickly turned back to see the two guys that held her in place down twitching on the ground. Turning back to face Yuki he froze after coming in contact with the girl’s hollow orbs.
"Your blood will be used to wash away today’s sin, the moon will be witness to your cleansing." Yuki spoke in monotone before lifting her leg to kick him away.
By this time Rena has already recovered and is standing back to back with Yuki, laughing as she started biting on her nails.
"Yuki," she said softly before jumping into action, taking on two thugs at the same time, slamming them head first into each other then kicking them away like soccer balls, their blood staining her clothes one by one as she counted them off.
Yuki on the other hand quickly made her way around the men’s taking them down before they even figured out what is happening. Surprised at her own speed and strength, Yuki started to test out the limit of her new found ability. Taking out the buildup anger and frustration, Yuki made sure to break as many bones as possible, making sure to kick them where it hurts most.
It didn’t take long until the only one left standing was Shinjiro, shaking as he looked around to see every one of his men’s beaten till they can’t stand by two mere school girls. They have him surrounded, with nowhere left to run, his hands starting to sweat as he grip harder onto the pipe.
"You will pay for you sins!" Yuki shouted as she made the first move, running up to the guy she kicked him in the stomach, Rena grabbed one of the chains off the ground to wrap it around his neck holding him in place as Yuki took her revenge. The sound of fist on flesh was welcomed by the two girls as they watch the guy suffer hit after hit, kick after kick. When Yuki was finally too tired to throw any more punches, Rena dropped him to the ground and they continue to kick and stomp on the guy until they are sure almost every bone in his body is broken. Before they left, Rena made sure to search the guy for their photo’s to remove any evidence of their involvement, but knowing that they are gangsters they wouldn’t call the police and they wouldn’t talk about this humiliation.
RAPPAPA: Black IN White - 2
“Good morning Yuki,”
“Good morning,” Yuki greeted her classmates as she made her way to her desk.
“You seem later than usual today,” her classmates said striking up a conversation.
“I was up a little late last night,” Yuki replied as she took out her books and placed them on her desk preparing herself for the day.
Yuki’s thoughts wonder back to last night where the two of them stood silently in the night, admiring the charming stars scattered throughout the skies. She never did learn of the girl’s name, nor did the girl spoke another word while they stayed at the park. They end up each walking their separate ways as the darkness faded when the sun woke up from its slumber. When she got home she inspected the damage from her parent’s intense battle, broken glass left untouched on the ground, dirt smeared on a side of the wall from the impact of the poor flower pot and a fist size crack noted on one of the walls. Ignoring it all Yuki headed straight to her room to get ready for school.
“Yuki… Yuki!” Yuki was brought out of her thoughts by the intruding hand waving intently in front of her face.
“Were you listening to what I was saying?” her classmate sighed. Yuki was obviously not giving her any attention, “I was saying, I heard there is going to be a new student today, just moved here from Nagoya.”
"Oh," Yuki replied not showing any ounce of interest regarding her soon to be classmate. Before anymore questions and gossip can be brought up the bell rang signaling the beginning of class.
"Good morning class, today we have a new student, please get along," Mr. Nomura said as he motion for the new student to enter the room.
The once quiet classroom became filled with chattering, the boys immediately directed their interest to the new girl standing in the front, while some of the girls feel envy and jealous of the beauty. Hearing all the commotion Yuki looked up and there stood the same yet different girl from last night. She had the same black hair, same attractive eyes and the same porcelain skin that one couldn’t stop their eyes from lingering over her. Everything about her is the same but her aura is different, the disturbance held by the mysterious girl last night is now non existing. Yuki took time to examine the girl that stood in front of the class, her long hair left down to settle middle way down her back and her dark attire now replaced by the schools uniform. She sported a gentle and shy smile as she kindly tried to answer the questions thrown at her by her curious classmates. Is this really the same girl from last night, was the only thought running through Yuki’s mind.
"Matsui Rena, nice to meet you," she said as she made a quick bow towards the class. Mr. Nomura quickly looked around the room and found the only available desk for Rena.
"Matsui-san, please take a seat beside Kashiwagi-san over there by the windows." Rena followed Mr. Nomura’s motion and smiled. She quickly and gracefully made her way towards her desk, watching her new seat mate with interest.
"We meet again," Rena said after seating herself, "Matsui Rena," she said placing her hand out towards Yuki.
"Kashiwagi Yuki," Yuki said while taking Rena’s hand in hers for a short hand shake.
Whispers can be heard flying around the classroom as everyone is distracted by the two beautiful princess in their class. It was hard enough for the guys to concentrate with just Yuki, now with the addition of Rena, the girls groan at their chances to make any advancement for the rest of their school life.
Yuki wasn’t sure if it was coincidence or fate but since then, she and Rena would end up bumping into each other everywhere they go. One day when Yuki was volunteering at the library as usual, helping the librarian return the pile of books back into their place when she accidently bumped into Rena. That is when she found out not only does Rena love spicy food, she also have a sweet tooth for melon pans. The girl was looking high and low on the shelves for the book of melon pan, after some convincing Yuki gave into the pouting puppy and decided to help the girl out.
Even Yuki can’t find a reason to why she feels close to this new girl that suddenly appeared into her life. They don’t talk much but there is this mutual understanding between them that no one seem to be able to explain. Their fast growing friendship became a hot topic at school, they moved up the ranks quickly within the student body. Whether it is the girl you want to date the most, the best looking , the most popular or every other polls the student’s came up with Yuki and Rena are there right at the top. This cause a lot of jealousy within the top girls of the school but Yuki and Rena just brushed it off as they don’t care for these ranks. This provided the students with another reason to widely accept the two princess as they don’t put up a superior attitude like some of the others.
Not only do the two have the looks they also have to smarts as they dominated the exam results, making top ten for every course they took. The two decided to celebrate their success in finishing their exams together and to avoid the annoying crowd that attempt to mob them with congratulations.
"What do you want to eat?" Yuki asked, "and no we aren’t having melon pan, you already had that for lunch," Yuki added knowing what Rena would said if she didn’t.
"Mouu.." a sound Rena like to make as she pouted, they continue to walk around until they stopped in front of a ramen restaurant.
They notice two girls sitting inside with one eating the noodles from her bowl like it was the best ramen she ever ate while the other one beside her haven’t touched hers at all. Curious about the different presentation of the girls they decided to walk inside and give the ramen a try. They sat down at one of the far tables and ordered a miso ramen each, while they wait they observed the two sitting a few tables away.
"Isn’t it a little hot to be wearing fur and jacket?" Yuki whispered over to Rena while pointing at the panther pattern fur boots and the pink jacket of the eating girl.
"Yuki it’s not polite to point," Rena reminded her friend as she can’t help but glance over at the other table, thinking how much of their uniform’s skirt did they shorten.
When their food finally arrives they realize why one of the girl hasn’t touched her food and only sat there listening to music on her headphones. What they don’t understand is how the other girl can stand eating this stuff, the noodles are soggy, the soup taste like salt and water, the seaweed seems to have been sitting around too long and the meat in Yuki’s bowl appears to be over cooked.
"This has to be the nastiest bowl of ramen I ever tasted," Yuki whispered over to Rena, not wanting to offend the owner that is standing behind the counter. Rena nod in agreement as both of them turned over to watch the crazy girl eat.
"Does she not have any taste buds? How can she eat this stuff?" Yuki asked no one in particular.
"SHIBUYA! You are going to pay for messing with us!" some girl screech from outside the restaurant.
"Shibuya-san" the girl in purple jacket said quietly only to meet with the fist of the one she was addressing.
"I’m eating," Shibuya said, the girl in purple only nodded before running outside to confront the group gathered. Yuki and Rena peered out to see the girl getting pushed around before thrown back into the restaurant.
Shibuya sighed before putting down her chopsticks, quickly getting up she moved over to the fallen girl and helped her up before turning to face the group of girls that gathered.
"Dance you okay?" after seeing the girl nod, Shibuya dropped into action, grabbing one of the nearby girl and slamming her head first into the table, then kicking another one back out of the restaurant.
"Don’t worry I’ll pay for the damage," Shibuya yelled back to the owner who seems unfazed by the unfolding event as Dance walked over and pulled out her wallet while she calculated the damage.
Shibuya threw a girl back at the few trying to make their way into the restaurant causing them to fall like dominos then walking right over them she took the fight outside minimizing any more damage to her wallet. The fight didn’t take long, it was really one sided once it started.
"Wow did you see that?" Yuki asked finally turning back around to face Rena, that is when she notice the change.
Rena sat there watching the fight with interest, a grin made its way to her lips as she started to bite on her nails, she started emitting her mysterious aura while the fight went on. When Shibuya stepped back into the restaurant the first thing she notice was the change in the air, quickly locating the source Shibuya was caught in a staring match with those challenging eyes of Rena’s. Dance and Yuki watched the two test each other’s hidden strength, it was a battle of minds, until Yuki intervened.
"Rena?" Yuki asked unsure if she should address the girl in front of her. Yuki placed her hand on Rena’s arm, successfully snapping the girl back to her normal self.
Shibuya staggered back a step from the sudden disruption and surprise by abrupt change in the girl’s behavior. Shibuya quickly straighten herself then walked over to Rena and Yuki’s table.
"What is your name?" Shibuya asked directing the question to Rena.
"Matsui Rena, this is my friend,"
"Join me and my circle," Shibuya offered, curious of the 180 personality change Rena just pulled off.
"Sorry, I’m not interested," Rena smile as she timidly answered, "I think its best that we go," she started getting up motioning for Yuki to do the same.
"Thank you for the meal," they both said after paying for their untouched food and headed out the door.
"If you ever come across any trouble, just tell them you know Shibuya," Shibuya told the two retreating figure, she then sat down at their table and dig into the untouched bowl of ramen. All the fighting made her hungry again and since it’s already paid for it would be a waste if they just dump it out.
Rena end up bring Yuki to her favorite ramen restaurant and each ordered a bowl of spicy ramen that ranked ninth on the spicy charts. After a lot of sweating, random outburst of words and a lot of water downing by Yuki they finished their lovely celebration meal. The two sat there and laughed after looking at each other, it’s the first time they found someone else who can handle this level of spice so from now on they don’t have to eat alone when they crave for an extreme spicy meal.
"Glad to know, I now have someone to eat spicy food with," Yuki joked as they walked around the district and somehow ended back at the park they first met.
"Look the stars are out tonight," Yuki said as they sat down on one of the benches, "just like the night we first met," Rena didn’t say anything, she just looked up into the stars scattered throughout the night sky and smiled.
Just like the first time, they stay there with each other’s company, no exchange in words needed, just the warm presence is enough for them.
OS CHALLENGE from Flean: Pairing - Atsumina, Words - Smile, Blind, Ribbon, Kiss
Special thanks to HashirePomeranian for helping me beta my crappy Engrish to make it readable. All thanks to Pommie and her recent updates for Contamination to get me thinking. I highly recommend! and God of Rock too and all those Rena OS’s!!!!!!!!
Okay the story….
Blinded by Love (AtsuMina)
I only wished for love to be simple.
Love doesn’t need to be complicated…
When our lives cross path, things will never be the same again.
The story of Takahashi Minami and Maeda Atsuko all begin from a simple accident.
It was a bright summer day, blue sky, white clouds. There hasn’t been a day like this in a while but unfortunately for Takamina she isn’t able to enjoy the sunshine like everyone else. The early part of her day was spent inside a room without any windows, just her, her microphone and her music.
“Takamina, you came in too early again and the last note was a tad off.” A semi robotic voice came through the earpiece, reminding the poor girl that she is still at vocal practice with her perfectionist mentor on the other side of the wall.
“Sorry,” Takamina apologized while bowing to the mic out of habit.
“Sigh, let’s call it a day here, you are distracted. Normally you won’t miss these easy cues.” As if heaven heard her prayers, the door of the room opened, letting in a beam of light that lead her out from the darkness.
Before her mentor could have a second thought, Takamina picked up her bag and ran out the doors. Her small body once again filled with energy when she came in contact with the warm breeze and gentle sunlight. Ignoring the looks she received, she continued to hop, twirl, and (try to) skip to the music playing through her newly bought headphones. Skipping to the next song, Minami started moving her arms to the music, fully enjoying her newfound freedom of the day.
“Manatsu no Sounds good!, tsubuyakinagara tsugi no step e susumitai ne koi no curriculum…”
Hidden behind the crowd, the shortie half sang and half hummed the lyrics to herself while she waited for the pedestrian lights. She watched until the walking lights came up before making her way across the busy road, mind still on the lyrics and wishing to be at the beach like the singers in the PV.
“Sorry.” those were the first words Takamina heard when she quickly pulled off her headphones to repeat those exact same words. Quickly she crouch down and started to pickup those books she knocked over. Being the shorter of the two, she was able to gather them together before their owner.
“Sorry I wasn’t watching where I was going.”
Realizing where they are Takamina made a move to finish crossing the street when sudden an arm grabbed onto her bag and dragged her back to where she started. Confused to what is going on Takamina could only follow the strange girl until they came to a stopped.
“Sorry, I didn’t mean to knock over your books, are you hurt? If you need me to replace anything let me know but I don’t have any money on me right now, but I can give you my number, then I can pay you back after, but …” Minami continue to ramble on, apologizing and bowing to the girl thinking something must be wrong. Her actions were stopped when she heard sounds of giggling then laughter.
“Come with me.” Once again Takamina was dragged across the city without knowing the name of the girl in front of her, but for some strange reason she didn’t mind that at all. If only she wasn’t being dragged by the straps of her backpack, it might be a bit more enjoyable stroll across the parks and busy streets.
“Here are your orders. Please enjoy your food.” The waitress said, placing the respective orders in front of them.
An awkward silence filled the air as the two sat across from each other, not knowing what to say. After all, they just met for the first time minutes ago. Takamina looked up at the girl sitting across from her only to find a pair of curious eyes watching her every move. Embarrassed from the attention, Takamina quickly looked back down to her favorite katsudon.
“Maeda Atsuko, Nice to meet you.” The sudden introduction caused Takamina to look up once again, this time taking a bit more time to examine the girl in front of her. The bright smile of hers matches very nicely to today’s beautiful weather, both addictive and attractive.
“Takamina.. I mean Takahashi Minami,” The nervous introduction and mess up only caused the poor girl to shrink into her chair, trying to become even smaller then she already was. Of course, the fact that she’s sitting with a total stranger having lunch didn’t to calm her excessively stimulated heart either.
“So what are you listening to?” Atsuko asked reaching for the headphones around Takamina’s neck.
“Maeda-san!” Takamina protested.
“Acchan,” Atusko replied to her confused companion, “Call me Acchan,”
“Then call me Takamin.,” She said smiling in return.
After that there weren’t any more struggles from Takamina as she willingly gave up her headphones to the girl before her. After a few minute of watching the girl nod to her choice of music, Takamina decided her Katsudon had been neglected long enough and needed desperate attention. Focusing solely on her food, she did not notice Acchan removing the headphones and placing them on the table. Of course she also missed the fact that Acchan had slowly advanced and started to lean closer across the table.
“Minami,” Acchan whispered she she closed in before leaning off to the side.
Surprised and shocked by the closeness, Takamina froze solid with a spoon full of katsudon half in her mouth. Her heart started to pound as she could feel the warm breath slowly tickle her ears.
“You have some rice on your cheeks.”
Acchan giggled from the reaction she is got, before sitting herself back in her chair. Her hands reached over to picked off the lone grain of rice sitting on the side of Takamina’s cheek. Then as if nothing had happen Acchan turned to her devour her own food, ignoring the stunned and paralyzed girl sitting across from her. Food always comes first right?
[Hey Minami, are you free? Can we meet?]
[I’m at the studio right now.]
[Can I come?]
It didn’t take long for Takamina to realize that when it comes to Acchan, she just can’t say no. Since the first time they met for some unknown reason, no matter what the other girl comes up with Takamina would agree and comply to her wishes. Just like no matter how many times Takamina had tried to get Acchan to call her Takamina, it just didn’t work. It was always Minami to her. She spent 3 days trying to figure it out and 3 sleepless nights thinking about it to the point she just gave up and let it be. It’s just easier this way.
“Okay, we are done for today.” The sound of her mentor came through the earpiece, breaking her from her thoughts.
“Thanks for your help and guidance. You can go first and I’ll stay to pack up.”
“Yes, I have a friend coming to meet me here.” Takamina explained as she started to put away her music sheets.
“Alright, but remember to lock the doors when you leave.”
Working diligently, the extra chairs and equipment were placed back into their respective storage in hopes that the studio would be clean before her visitor arrives. Minami took one last look around the room to make sure nothing was out of place. Satisfied with her work, she turned to leave only to find herself blocked by a body. The body of none other Maeda Atsuko.
“When did you get here?” as the surprise Takamina, this seems like a usual for her when Acchan is involved.
“A little while ago,” Acchan replied as she invited herself in and inspected to room, “Hey, Minami. Can you sing for me?”
Making one last inspection of her freshly baked cookies to make sure they were perfect, she packed them up before getting ready to head out.
“She will love them for sure.” Acchan spoke out to herself while nodding, fully convinced by the words.
This morning when she woke up, something felt different. Convinced that it was a good sign, she decided to bake some cookies and visit her. Lightly skipping her way to her destination, she couldn’t stop smiling as she looked at the bright blue clear skies. The day is as nice as the day she accidentally bumped into Takamina.
Stepping through the front doors, she heard the sounds of beating drums and ripping strings.
‘Maybe she will finally sing for me today’ she thought, but her eyes told her a different story.
In front of her is a kissing couple, but not just any couple. A couple that includes the lead singer of the band and some random girl. The random girl wasn’t that important, important is the fact that the random girl is currently kissing her long time girlfriend. Raged by the display she is seeing, Acchan charged over and pushed them apart before lifting her hand to slap the random girl. But her hand never made contact, it was held back by her girlfriend, Yamamoto Sayaka.
“I’m sorry, but we’re through.” Sayaka said, pushing Acchan away.
“WHAT!? Just for some random girl?” She asked, not able to believe what she just heard.
“She isn’t just a random girl. I love Miyuki,”
“You BITCH!” Acchan tried to attack the girl behind Sayaka but was only shoved back into the bar counter by her ex.
“This is all my fault, you leave her alone!”
Acchan reached out and grabbed a half empty bottle of vodka before storming out of the bar after turning around to glare at the couple one last time. Of course things became complicated when she bumped into Takamina right outside the door.
“Hi, Acchan. How…..” Takamina didn’t get to finished her sentence as Acchan walked off with the half empty bottle, taking a couple swigs of the clear liquid while walking down the street.
“Acchan, are you okay? What happen?” She asked trailing the quickly intoxicated girl.
“Stop following me!” But that didn’t stop Takamina.
“I told you to GO AWAY!” Acchan shouted once again, pushing the shorter girl away.
Takamina continue to silently watch over the crying girl, watching her down the rest of the bottle as they continued to walk down a random path. Today was supposed to be a good day.
Frustrated by the lack of alcohol in the now empty bottle, Acchan dropped it on the ground and watched it shatter into pieces before hopping onto a ledge of the upcoming elevated path. Step by step, the tipsy girl balanced herself on the narrow ledge with her arms out, laughing along the way.
“Acchan, maybe you should come down, it’s dangerous up there.” Takamina said as she walked slightly behind the wobbling girl, arms out ready to catch her if she fell.
As the ledge slowly rose higher and higher Takamina became more and more concerned, worried that the girl would fall. To the intoxicated, Acchan everything just seemed fun at the moment. She shouted out to the sky, and laughed out loud to everything around her. Unable to watch any longer, Takamina stepped forward and grabbed onto Acchan’s waist. Tightening her grip, Minami tried to used all her available strength to drag the resisting girl down from the ledge, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough. Acchan was able to free herself from Takamina’s grip before pushing the girl away, but the backlash from the force caused Acchan to lose her balance.
“Acchan, you are awake! How are you feeling?”
Her voice was the first I heard as I start to come out of my sleepiness. My sore body ached all over like I slept for a long time in the same position. I don’t remember how I got here, everything is a fuzz to me. Last thing I remember was the nice clear blue sky. I think her voice was the first I heard when I woke up but I can’t be sure, I think I heard her calling for me before but I can’t remember. I was sleeping… I opened my eyes to check the time but…
“Minami? Where are you? Why is it so dark?” Acchan asked, “Why don’t you turn on the lights?” confused by the lack of visual, I searched with my hands towards the direction of body shuffling.
“Acchan, everything will be okay.” I heard her say with her cracking voice. A pair of warm hands took a hold of mine and held them tightly. For a minute I felt secure, no longer detached and alone. But it only lasted a minute.
“Minami! What’s going on? Why can’t I see anything?” I tried waving my hands in front of me but not even a shadow, I reached over trying to find the light but I only served to knock over the glass that was settled over the side table. I was terrified but what shattered everything was the sound of chirping birds, singing to welcome the day.
“Acchan, listen to me. Listen, everything is only temporary, it will get better,” I felt the bed shift so I tighten my grip, afraid that Minami would leave me, but instead I felt her arms come around me. She held onto me, protecting me from this unfamiliar darkness.
“GO AWAY!!! LEAVE!!!” I tried to reach for anything that I could get a hold of and threw them in the direction I think the nurses are standing. I don’t need anyone to help me, I don’t need their pity.
“Acchan!!!” I felt familiar arms around my waist trying to help me up from the ground. I resisted by trying to push her away, but the more I pushed, the tighter she held on.
“Are you okay? Does it hurt anywhere?” She asked with the same gentle voice I remember. Never has she ever raised her voice at me, no matter how out of line I was acting. The things I’ve said I wished I could take back.
“Why?” I finally asked.
“Why are you doing all this?” I asked again, “Aren’t you are you doing so much for me? I don’t need your pity…”
“Acchan.” I felt her hand weave into mines and her other came around my shoulder for another comforting embrace that I became customed to.
“Why? Tell me why are you doing so much for me?” I repeated my question. I could fell tears forming in my eyes.
“It’s because I love you.”
I couldn’t believe my ears, from all the times I remember I haven’t really done anything for her, only calling her when I needed someone. I never really took the time to listen to her so why. I really can’t understand. The first time we met, I just stormed out into the streets because Saya neglected me and forgot about our anniversary. She decided that heading out for a drink with her buddies was more important, so I just ran and because I wasn’t watching where I was going I bumped into Minami. All those times I’ve called Minami was because Saya wouldn’t pick up my calls but Minami never hesitated to answer even when it was 3 in the morning. When Saya refused to sing for me, Minami was always there to sing me a lullaby, enchant me with her voice and bring me to peace. Thinking back, she really did so much for me, all the time I went to her as a replacement to fill my void she never refused.
“There is not reason to it, I love you because I love you, from the day we met, your first smile, your text and everything about you, I just fell and I never want to get back up.” she said.
“But I’m not worth it, you can do so much better…” I said in a whisper, afraid that if she heard the words she would wake up and leave me.
I felt her retract her arm around me. ‘So this is it, the ugly truth.’ I though as tears started to slowly roll down my cheeks, the salty taste felt bitter. I really thought she was going to leave but instead she once again locked her hand in mine and I felt the touch of silk ribbons around my wrist. No, I should say our wrist as she tied it the ribbon snugly around them. It’s the same ribbon that she wears in her hair, the one that I complained about, the one that clashes with everything she wears, the one that is now holding us together.
“You are worth the world to me, I don’t need each day to be colorful, I just want to be with you. I will be your guide, I can be your eyes, I will always be there for you.”
I felt her other hand make its way to my cheek to wipe those tears away, replacing them with a tender kiss under my eyes.
“Shhhh, don’t speak.” She said, placing a finger to my lips to stop me from finishing my words. Her finger slowly slid down my lips, and rested under my chin, serving it’s purpose to guide me to happiness. I felt her warm breath on me, I felt her warmth slowly invade into my space and finally those soft lips made the last connection, sealing her promise with a kiss. It wasn’t anything passionate, it wasn’t anything wild. Just a simple kiss filled with love.
Since that day she never left my side…
No matter how complicated the situation is, as long as she is there, a problem is no longer a problem.
Because there is love.
I can see everything more clearly.
The sky will always be the same as the time we met,
Her smile will be the same adorable smile I remember.
Her words sealed with a kiss,
A ribbon that ties us together.
Just the her and I.
This is a prequel to Majisuka. I decided to go back to visit the past before continuing with the story. =)
RAPPAPA: Black IN White - 1
Yuki covered her ears trying to mute out the offending sound of screaming and shouting coming from her parents. Occasionally there will be sounds of crashing items and breaking glasses as things get thrown around. Her parents are at it again, arguing and fighting over the smallest things, this is like a habit to them. Yuki is very familiar with times like this to know never to get in the middle of their battlefield. The last time she tried she almost end up with a vase to the head, so all she can do is hide in her room located in the basement and ride it out.
After what seem like hours Yuki couldn’t take it anymore and decided to sneak out for some fresh air, she needed some time alone to think in peace. To any outsider, her family is perfect, a lovely married couple with their polite princess-like daughter who goes to one of the top-rated schools in the district… but that is all a lie, it is only an illusion.
Yuki sat down at one of the benches at a nearby park, glazing up at the beautiful night where the moon illuminates the land and the stars play hide and seek with each other. They would hide then peak out from behind the dark sheets that covers father Zeus as he sleeps during this hour. Yuki stood up and slowly walked towards the fountain, she came face to face with her own reflection. Reaching out with the urge to take away the exhaustion on the girl’s features, her fingertips touched the water causing a ripple, disrupting the image that was clearly present just seconds ago.
"Hey Baby, what are you doing out here at this hour?" The sudden break of silence by a deep and hoarse voice, caused Yuki to jump. She turned around and came in view with a few drunk old men that just ended their happy hour at one of the local pubs.
"Shut up you are scaring the girl," one of them said while hitting the first guy in the head, just as Yuki wanted to thank the guy she regret the thought immediately ,"come here, I’ll make you feel better," the guy walked towards Yuki causing her to take a step back. Her leg hit the edge of the water fountain signaling a dead end.
"Don’t worry we aren’t going to hurt you," one reached out and grabbed her wrist, stopping her retreat not that she could move any further.
"AHHHHH" Yuki let out a high pitch scream while trying putting up as much resistance as she can.
"LET ME GO!" Yuki shouted trying to fling the guys rough hands off her wrist, she watched as the group surround her, lecherous grins plastered over their face, "NOO! DON’T COME ANY CLOSER!"
"Be quiet girl." said the last drunk with his coarse and rattling voice, definitely a smoker by the sound of it.
Yuki continue to struggle trying to make as much noise as she can, she lifted her hand and slapped the one within reach causing the guy to take a couple steps back. Surprised by her sudden strength she attempted to break the grip that is holding her in place, but this time they were prepared.
"Bitch!" the guy that got slapped stood up and return the favor leaving a red mark on Yuki’s delicate skin, tears making their way down her face as she screamed out for help.
"HELP! someone HELP ME!" she was able to call out a few times until one of them came behind her and placed his dirty hands over her mouth muting her from attracting any unwanted attention.
"AHAHA! HAHA! Hahahaha…" a chilling laugh broke into the already tense atmosphere.
"Who is there?" ask one of the offenders.
“Haaahahahaaa haahaahaha, remove your dirty hands,” came a voice from behind the group. The men’s turned around trying to determine the location of the source but in there state and no matter how much they try they can’t find where it is from.
“I said remove your hands or I will removed them for you, this is your last warning!” the voice echoed through the park, and before the men’s have a chance to turn back to their victim they heard a painful scream.
“AHHHHH!” the one with his hold on Yuki dropped to the ground in pain holding his arm as it appears to be twisted and dislocated from his shoulder. Yuki heard a snap and the hand over her face was removed, the man was dropped into the fountain, screaming has he held his broken wrist while shriveled up like a shrimp, a foot print marked itself on the front of his shirt.
The black shadow quickly moved to her next victim and left a long lasting impression, his future generations suffered greatest from this impact. While the three lay twitching on the ground, their last companion looked left and right trying to find their attacker. He felt the hairs standing at the back of his neck when a voice whispered from behind him.
“Ne okotte iru?”
The guys legs started to shake, patches of dark stains begin to appear trailing down the front of his pants until it formed a small puddle under his feet on the dried cement. He quickly ran up to his fallen buddies and helped them up before they took off running and screaming in a random direction.
“Are you okay?” Yuki finally looked over to the person who saved her, expecting someone mighty she found a pale frail looking girl watching her with interest while she bit her nails.
“Thank you for saving me,” Yuki bowed after finally coming to her senses at what just happen minutes ago.
Yuki kept her head down looking into the ground until she heard soft giggles from the girl. She looked up only to find her savior had moved up beside her and staring up at the sky, barely taking notice of her gratitude. Yuki allowed her eyes to roam over to the girl, her long black hair flowing down her back making a perfect contrast with her pale skin, her deceiving frail body hides any hint of muscles and those large round eyes appears to hold the power to pierce through a living soul. Her appearance did not match with the series of action the girl has just performed.
As Yuki was deep in thought she was broken out of her trance by her mysterious savior who held out a spicy rice cracker for her. Yuki hesitated at first but the mysterious girl insisted by lifting the cracker closer, finally giving in Yuki thank the girl for the cracker before biting into it enjoying the spicy taste that not many can appreciate. She looked over to her savior to see her pull out another one for herself while watching the stars dance across the sky. The stood there side by side, no introduction, no words, just them and the night.