It feels like a dream come true. I never thought that she would come to me and say it. It all started when I told my best friend, Rin that I fell for our senior, Aoi. Rin couldn’t believe it at first. But at the end she encouraged me to tell Aoi how I feel. Well, I told Yurrie as well but her reaction was what I didn’t expect. Rin and Yurrie have this fetish for boy’s love or girl’s love. So they end up being so worked up about it that they eventually forced me to confess to Aoi. And Aoi is a girl. Even though she is a girl, she have quite a number of admirers and fans. I gave her a nick name. We call her Bachi. To avoid people from being suspicious. It’ll be a bad thing if people finds out that I like her.
Well that day, I had librarian duty so I came early to school. I was on the way to the library and I met Akira. Well I told her about Bachi and her reaction (thank god), was normal. She was shocked at first but then she is the type which understands that love is blind. She got boyfriends and stuff. So I thought I could ask some advice from her. So I told her everything. I felt better after telling someone though.
During recess time, she ask me whether she could tell her senior close friends. She said they won’t tell. I trusted her friends so I said yes. It may be a mistake or a blessing. I don’t quite get it myself. Well it turns out her friends aren’t believable at all. Rumors started spreading. The worst part is Bachi is the head librarian. I just got this pose. I just got merits for it. Impossible I will have to let go of this opportunity for some stupid rumors spreading around. And she is also in String Ensemble. Which I am in that Unifom Body too. I could’t just leave String Ensemble like that.
And so I didn’t leave. Day by day, it was getting worst. I was worried Bachi might avoid me and stuff. I didn’t want it to happen again. Something like happen to me before. So I don’t want it to repeat again.
It was winter. The choir club meeting just ended. I walked quickly back to my classroom. I ran towards Yurrie and Rin who were standing at my table talking. They were smiling at me happily calling me.
‘’ Imouto!’’, shouted Yurrie.
‘’ Imouuttooooooo~~~’’, dragged Rin.
I smiled back at them and greeted them. We walked to the locker to get our books before the teacher enters the classroom. As I was walking along the corridor, I saw Haruki. She is busy flirting with a bunch of girls. Probably her fans. Well I couldn’t face her anymore. Not after what happened.
Well we continue walking until we reached the lockers. I totally forgotten that I left my blazer at the hall.
‘’ Hey guys, I left my blazer at the hall.’’
‘’ Go get it quick.’’, said Yurried.
‘’ Yea. We’ll get your books for you. Don’t you worry.’’, said Rin.
‘’ Okay.’’, I replied with a warm smile.
I was getting cold. I made a run to the hall. The teacher might be at the classroom any time. Hopefully they got meeting again. Well I open the door and surprisingly it wasn’t lock yet. Usually the crazy teacher, will lock it and if you left something inside, that’s too bad. I walked in and found out that the windows are all opened. The cold wind blew into the hall. Some snow was on the floor. Then I heard a song. A very familiar song. But it wasn’t played very well though. Aside from the skill, I can hear sincerity in the melody. I was wondering who would play the piano at that time.
And I saw someone with soft, brown hair playing the piano. It was Bachi. I was shocked to see her and I wanted to run away but I thought why not take the chance to get closer to her. To get to know her more. Before I knew it, a pair of warm hazel brown eyes locked on mine. Unfortunately it only last a few seconds.
‘’ Hi.’’, I greeted Bachi.
She only nodded.
‘’ What are you doing? Playing a song ? For some school event? ,’’ I asked.
‘’ Not for school event.’’, Bachi replied.
‘’ Then it is for?’’, I asked again.
‘’ My Beloved.’’, answered Bachi.
‘’ Oh.’’, I said.
‘’ Anyway gotta get back to class. Good Luck. I hope she’ll love it.’’, I said grabbing my blazer. I quickly run out of the hall and into the class. I can feel my heart crack a little. The teacher was not in the classroom. I told Yurrie and Rin what had happened. They told me and scolded me for just walking away. Well, I am not the type who know how to make the first move. During recess, I spaced out a little. Yuki walked towards to me looking worried.
‘’ What happened?’’, asked Yuki.
I told her everything. I started cying. I am quite a crybaby especially when I know someone I love loves someone else. Yuki comforted me and gave me a very warm hug. She put her scarf around my neck and we walk toward the crowd with our hands together. She squeeze my hand and said,
‘’ Don’t worry. ‘Cause you’ve got us.’’
I wandered around the basketball court. I sat there letting my hands and toes go numb. I closed my eyes and slowly recall about my past. The memories start to flow back……
‘’ Hey. You wanna freeze to death?’’, said a familiar voice.
A pair of hands suddenly wrap around me. I turned around only to find Rin behind me.
‘’ Let’s go.’’, said Rin.
Yurrie was waiting at the bench. We walked back to class together. When school ended, I walked with my friends. We bid each other goodbye. I sat at the bench. Looking at the snow. I sat there watching people going home. I wondered who Bachi meant. Her beloved. Is she in our school? Do I know her? How does she look like? Why Bachi like her? These thoughts keep hunting me.
‘’ Hey.’’, said a voice.
‘’ Yea yea. I know. I’m going home now Rin.’’, I replied.
I turned behind to find Bachi standing there looking at me with her cold eyes. I was stunned. I didn’t know what to say or what to do.
‘’ Hey, I heard that you like me.’’, said Bachi.
Oh no. She said it. So she heard the rumors after all. Oh this is the end of my life!
‘’Eerrr….yea. But please don’t avoid me or treat me like a weirdo.’’, I replied.
‘’ Because you fell for a girl?’’, asked Bachi.
I nodded. I can’t feel my face going all red.
‘’ Don’t worry ‘cause I’m fell for a girl too.’’, replied Bachi.
She must meant her beloved.
‘’ What do you like about me?’’, asked Bachi again.
‘’ ‘Cause you’re kind? Smart, talented, dedicated and eerrr….. attractive?’’, I replied.
‘’ Do you like me that much?’’, she asked again.
‘’ I think so.’’, I replied.
‘’ Then you wanna go out with me?’’, she asked me.
‘’Huh?’’, I stared at her blankly.
‘’ So it’s a yes.’’, she replied. She walked towards me a gave me a peck on my check.
My pale face blushed and burn with heat. She walked away and turned back and said,
‘’ See you tomorrow, my darling.’’