A/N: I was wondering if I could make a fanfic(I'm making it now) about GALS coz' umm...well after all the resources I've gone to...they were all really helpful. If anyone knew how much patience I kept in waiting for a good time to write this fic. I am thinking of finishing the series first, but instead I researched on what would happen next, though I only got just a few ideas on the topic. It's only Episode 18 here and the series is aired only once a week. Why wait to finish 52 of 'em if I could try to keep up with the Internet's concept? I felt more excited now I found out a bit of every thing. I'm gonna try to keep up with my works. FLAMERS, I'd like to say anyone could shout at me here, get mad at me, and FLAME me of course,...because I myself know I may not come out with the greatest ideas. Hehe, LOL. Whatever it takes, as long as I show what I think is good by God's grace.
P.S. GOD bless you everyone!!!LOL
Disclaimer: 'Don't harass me. Okay then, I'll go buy your company!', I said to the owner last month. Quickly they were amazed by my good personality and they agreed to sell this for $1billion dollars from me. So what do you say? Hehe, bow down before me so I could give you your share of Rei Otohata! moderators: --smacks Ex78 on the head--
Chapter 1: Keeping it Cold
A/N: --pants for breath-- Whew! I escaped from them. --runs off again--
Summary: In this chapter, Aya tries for the last time to confess(again) her love for Rei. This time, more courageous. She swore that if Rei gave false response she'll give up on him already because she wanted to stop her heartbreaking. And let's see who's gonna be the one to console her with this...
"Ran, this is...this is enough!" Aya shouted as she hugged Ran, crying.
Ran patted her head softly and felt the softness of Aya's hair. "Aya, I'm not—I'm..not gonna stop you. Cry all you want, burst all your feelings out, so that next time you'll realize you'll have a lighter soul than the one you've been carrying now." Ran was also close to tears because of pity for her friend.
They were both at Ran's house that night. Ran is sitting on her bed while Aya knelt on the floor, hugging her sadly but with great force.
Aya couldn't help crying. All she ever wanted was to hear Rei say 'It's okay for me. I'm glad to hear that.'...or at least just near to that. She wanted him to say it's just fine for him that Aya loves him. But everytime Aya tries to talk to Rei about what she feels, he goes angry and shout at her that he told her so that he's not the type of guy that's worthy for Aya. Though Aya had tried many times and accepted all the pain she got from him, she still looked at the brighter side. She never gave up. But now it had hurt her so much. When she had come up to Rei by noon, Rei snorted at her and pushed her away in front of many people. He shouted at her again, as he did usually but now more angrily, "What are you doing here? Stay away from my sight and get lost! I don't know any Hoshino anymore!". She tried to protest but Rei just cut and said, "Don't ever show yourself to me."
A/N: Hi! Yoohoo! Over here guys! Ever wonder why or how Rei just got that rude? Well, to tell you, based from what I've read, they said Rei is really supposed to be like that. Don't worry, that's just a temporary act. Everything changes right?
Ran held Aya's shoulders and pulled Aya up to her side. She rubbed Aya's back and hugged her, letting Aya's head rest on her neckSort of dramatic girl thing.
"You know what Aya?" Ran said, thinking of trying to make her happy. "I never ever wished or attempted to be this dramatic, but..."
Ran saw a faint smile cross Aya's lips, though she could still hear her friend sobbing.
"..but well, all I could say is I never even knew we would end up in this room, this night, crying for a guy, who never wanted anything but fame. I mean—"
Aya sat up straight and looked Ran straight in the eye. "Ran, this isn't the end but just the beginning. No one knew this would happen." Aya paused and stared at Ran for a long time that Ran pressed her.That meant she tried to talk to her again coz' Aya looked hypnotized or what
" 'Nythin' wrong?" Ran pressed.
Aya looked down. "Ran, tell me, what do you think of Katase?"
Ran rolled her eyes and laid her back on her bed, then spread her arms wide. "Him again?"
nodded thrice. "He's been always nice to me. Unlike Rei."
Ran suspected something. She quickly sat up again. "Don't even tell me you're being caught between Rei and Katase?"
"I think I am. Ran. I think SO." Aya said. "Just look, Rei's been turning his back on me while I'm after him, while Katase has confessed his love for me already but now I'm the one ignoring him. I knew how Katase felt now. For those who don't know who he is, he is not an OC, okay? He's also on the series. Maybe I should give him—"
"You mean in a snap you'll let go of Rei?" Ran cut her, worried about whatever emotional breakdown may occur in case she just lets Aya decide. Anyhow she also still needs to arrange her problem with Naoki and Naoki's brother, Tatsuki Kuroi. Who will she choose? Well, she gotta help her friend first.
"I'm not!" Aya said, almost like a shout in quick response. "Please, Ran, advise me. I don't know what to do."
Ran pauses for awhile. While she thought of a solution to Aya's problem she can't help thinking of her own lovelife. She tried to dismiss the thought of Naoki and Tatsuki. She got an idea. "What if you try to confess your love for him for the last time, and if he doesn't respond well, I am advising you to let him go. No matter how painful, I'm telling you you'd feel better if you did what I said."
"What about Katase?"
Ran shrugged. "It's up to you to decide to love him or not."
The next day...
"That damn Yuuhi. Late again." Rei murmured to himself.
Rei turned around and got a --nerverack-- on his forehead. Rei-chan?
Yuuhi went nearer to Rei's place. Rei had called Yuuhi to Lavender Cafè, which had once been Aya's favorite hang-out.
Yuuhi panted for breath.
"Yuuhi, I got somethin' to tell you." Said Rei. "Let's get in the cafè."
Yuuhi nodded and followed Rei into the neat place. After they had ordered, Rei started the conversation. Just in time when Yuuhi also started speaking.
"I—" both said.
"Go ahead." Rei offered.
"I need advice." Yuuhi continued, trying to make it shorter.
"That's also what I am gonna say in my condition."
"You know...Hondo Mami, right?" Yuuhi asked. Rei nodded.
Yuuhi closed his eyes for a moment, then opened them again. "You know what? I never expected us getting in a situation like this. All I wanted was to get famous or popular, get a girlfriend, and live a happy life."
"And you know what?" Rei asked back, trying to sound quite ridiculous but all-knowing, "In those three desires, you could only get one. Be famous, not happy, no girl. Get a girlfriend, not famous, not happy. Live happily, no girl, no fame. Get it?"
Yuuhi felt screwed up. It's his first time to hear Rei give real advice. But with the tone Rei used he sounded a bit funny but true. "Mami said she wanted me to be her boyfriend.", Yuuhi told Rei, direct to the point.
"WHAT?!" Rei exclaimed, almost catching anyone's attention. He turned to Yuuhi back when he saw that no one noticed. "Yuuhi, you can't! What about--?"
"I know. I liked Ran than her, I love Ran. So much that I can't even try to like other girls but..I don't know. I don't know if I have to regret the time I consoled Mami when she was down. Rei, I've been wondering who to choose."
"You have to choose Ran, Yuuhi. If you don't want to, then don't. It's up to you. But I'm telling you Ran IS the one you've been patiently waiting for the whole time so now why choose another?" Rei said seriously.
Yuuhi rubbed his left eye. "Re—Rei? Are you really you today? I mean, I know you're so cold and stuff, but... now—whoa, what did you eat?"
"I like it when Let's sing it folks! I like when you do it right thurr you are confused about me. Don't think much about it."
Yuuhi smirked. He was about to speak up when his cell rang. Yuuhi excused himself and answered the phone happily when he saw the name of the caller..Ran.
"Huh? Oh...yeah...sure...I was thinking the same...I'd love to but—" Yuuhi heard the line click. He put the cell back in his pocket. His smile never faded and it was REALLY big.
"YEAH! YES! I'm so happy!!! Rei, you know what? For the first time Ran asked me out to date her."
Rei just stared at him blankly. "Okay, then. But you were the one supposed to date her out, not her. Well..what about me?"
Yuuhi shrugged. "I tried to protest but she shouted No Buts and turned her phone off."
"Go, she's waiting for you. Let's just...talk..some other time." Rei said, sad about what occurred, Yuuhi going. If you're starting to think that this is a yaoi fanfic NOOOO it's not. I could put my crushes Chichiri and Tasuki as a pair...but not Rei and Yuuhi. Duh!!! Never!
"No buts, Yuuhi!" Ran clicked the cell phone. "There, he said he'd love to. Now you two could be alone. Remember everything I told you, okay? Never cry in front of him, just act as if everything turned out okay for you, that you don't care. Or else his head will bob up again."
Aya nodded. She heaved a sigh and walked on the streets to Lavender Cafè. While Ran, started to go her way to Sparkles' site for the Kara-maraIs that it? dance moves.
"Please Lord, whatever may happen, help me take the pain or joy equally." Aya whisperingly prayed. She opened the door and pretended she was surprised to see Rei drinking his own coffee. She pretended she didn't care. She went to the counter and ordered a 6-piece brownies in a box. When she got her order and passed Rei's table. Rei held her back by the wrist firmly. Aya felt a chill run down her spine. This is it. She thought.
Aya turned. "What do you want?"
"What are you doing here? You're following me!" Rei said, looking her in the eye with a mount of flame within his own.
"No, I'm not! This is my favorite hang-out. Maybe you ARE following me!" Aya stated.
"I told you don't show your face to me!"
Everyone felt frightened and didn't dare try to interfere with them.
"Yes! I didn't, did I? It's just that it was this thing called coincidence that brought you here, right? I don't even know you!"
Rei could see the hurt look somewhere in Aya's eyes. But outside it was anger she tried to show. "Then, fine, starting now, I don't know anyone named Aya Hoshino!"
"Don't even come up to me if you don't have anyone anymore to run to!"
"I won't! Are you trying to say that I would come up with that idea?"
"I know you! You turn to someone when you're down but you don't even want to understand your so-called friends when they were down!"
"Then why do you care if I understand them?!?!"
"BECAUSE I LOVE YOU!!!" Aya shouted with a mixture of emotions—most anger and hatred, and a few of passion, sorriness and pain. She pulled her hand away and stomped out.
"I hate you as much!!" Rei shouted, quite out of mind.
That was when Aya bursted out her true feelings. Rei noticed the movement of her shoulders though Aya tried so hard not to show her outburst. All he could do was stay cold and forget what happened. She ran home, not even looking at her mom when she arrived, who was confused about her and became worried. Her home was near the Cafè, therefore it's walking distance.
Then Aya ran to her room and wept all she could. He's gone...he's gone...Rei...I love you so much... but you denied me, what could I do? I want to avoid this pain, but now is the most painful part of my sorrow. Goodbye...Rei. If I don't leave you now, I might experience this again and again.
"Rei..." she said between sobs. She clawed at her blanket, which is already wet with tears.
Ran pretended to wait for Yuuhi in the mag store. Yuuhi opened the door and touched her shoulder. "Hey..."
She turned around to face him. "Where were you?" Ran said, smiling.
Yuuhi felt like melting. Oh, my Ran. He thought. "I've been called by nature. Well, so where do we go?"
Ran held her stomach and it growled. "I'm hungry—no... I'm starving. Let's eat."
Meanwhile, as the commotion was proceeding, a part of the gang was on her happy side of the world.
"What do you want?" Miyu asked the child she held tenderly when she found it lost.
The small boy pointed to a balloon which is shaped in a bunny. "Really? Okay. I'm gonna buy that for you okay?"
"Miyu, maybe you're just too good today." Yamato stopped her.
Miyu smiled at him as if ignoring his comment. "But I want to cheer up this kid. Please let me do what I am happy with. You know that I do these because—"
"I know, but you've spent so much for the lost kids we've been passing by before. Until now."
Miyu ignored his advice and bought the balloon for the boy. She walked out of the shop as Yamato followed and led him to a hidden alley so she could talk with him.
"What's wrong with you?" Miyu started.
"No—what's wrong with YOU?" Yamato asked back.
"Don't you want me being this happy?"
"Of course I do but—"
"Well then don't keep me from it! Look, don't make things look worse. I want them to be happy so they won't be like me when I was their age! Just for these we need to fight?"
Yamato punched the part of the wall beside Miyu's head. Miyu stopped talking. "Miyu, all I want is for you to be happy, but you must also know that making them happy can't only be shown by money. Settle down...please?"
Yamato's words seemed so gentle to Miyu's ears she was so carried away. She nodded and said 'Sorry.' to him and got a response of 'It's okay.'. Yamato simply held her head gently and kissed her forehead, then hugged her. Miyu cried on his chest and held Yamato's shirt tight.
"I'm sorry, I just don't want to remember my—"
"Hush now. Past is past, it happened, forget it."
With a smile, she nodded again and took Yamato's hand. Yamato blushed. She's so warm. He thought. Miyu led him out the hidden corner and when her face had exposed to the public air, everyone could observe her eyes full of happiness and has no trace of weariness left.
I love it when she understands how I feel. Yamato thought.
"Here we go!" Yuuhi said gleefully as he placed the tray with two tall beverages, a plateful of pasta and another plate with burger. Of course, one of the tall drinks is his.
Ran started eating after saying thanks. Yuuhi sat down across Ran's spot and as he sipped from his soda he secretly looked at Ran with sparkling eyes.
I'm so glad I'm with her today. No one in for a mess, no problems, no turnovers, no intrusions....I can't imagine this being real. I mean—just, look at it! It's already happening! Still I can't believe...that Ran is here with me. ME alone! This is absolutely unbelievable! If only anyone could be happier than me, I would—
Suddenly, Yuuhi's thoughts were interrupted when a loud crash was heard. Ran pulled Yuuhi out of his seat. A car had just broke in the restau! The glass door broke, the big expensive windows were gone, and the pieces scattered on the floor. In short, a car crashed into the dine-in house.
Everyone panicked when it happened and got out of the restau. But Ran kept still, ignoring the panicking Yuuhi who was pulling her out. She fought the urge to punch him away and just shouted, "Shut up and wait there!"
Yuuhi did so.
Ran kept looking over at the driver's seat and saw the driver run out of the car. A police car's siren was heard and policemen, including Yamato, shouted, "Stop! Hands up!"
The running driver stopped running when he was blocked by two police motorcycles. He put his hands up and backed two steps then turned around.
The man seemed so familiar to Ran. The blonde hairstyle, hair raised up, dark complexion...when he turned around...
Yuuhi heard the fearful gasp of Ran and went by her side to see the wild driver.
End of Chapter 1
A/N: This is my first Gal fic, I'm telling, and because of my studies, maybe it would take me days, weeks, or even months possibly to finish a chapter but as long as I could I'd try to finish this. They had been studying in college, different schools.
Here's the list of the courses they took:
Tatsuki-Psychology(Psychiatrist) Like brother, like MONKEYS hehehe
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