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Reunion: Chapter 2
"Sissy…they began d-dating." Aelita told Yumi.
"That's it? Aelita, that's fine. I mean, with me not being here, I figured it was bound to happened sometime."
"There's more Yumi."
"Oh, sorry. Go on."
"Okay Yumi, now I'm going to say this, but you have to promise me that it won't change that fact that you still like Ulrich. What he did was a mistake, understand?" Yumi nodded, attentively listening to the pink haired girl sitting next to her.
"I promise." She said quietly. There was a moment of silence before Aelita went on.
"He got Sissy pregnant." There was another big silence. Yumi stared at Aelita as if she was playing a very cruel joke on her. But unfortunately, she wasn't.
"What! But- but that doesn't sound like something Ulrich would do! She must have led him on!"
"Yumi, even if she did lead him on, she still became pregnant. She tried to hide it from her father, but of course, after a while, her stomach started to grow. Her choice of clothes changed and she was eating a lot. The thing is, Ulrich didn't know. So one day she came to him outside and tried to tell him. And Ulrich, knowing Sissy, knew it was hard to believe anything she said, so he denied it. Then her father, suddenly noticing that she was acting strange, asked her why she was acting like this. She had no other choice but to tell him. He got very angry and asked her who she thinks the father will be. Sissy told him it was Ulrich. He then went to Ulrich and confronted him in front of everyone in our class. And once again, Ulrich denied it. That made him even more furious, so he called up Ulrich's parents and told them. He said that Ulrich would be expelled for being that close to his daughter…Yumi? Are you okay?"
"That wasn't fair…did Sissy get in trouble too?"
"Of course she did, but not for long. Not with the baby and all."
"I don't understand. How can my leaving, cause so much trouble?"
"Yumi, everyone knew that Ulrich was in love with you. Even Sissy did, but she knew that if you weren't here, it was time to step up."
"I hate my parents! I told them I didn't want to go back to Japan! Why did they make me!" Yumi couldn't hold it in any longer, she fell on her knees and cried. Aelita knelt down next to her and comforted her as best as she could.
"Yumi, don't cry, they aren't together anymore, remember? Ulrich was expelled. You can still be with him and you don't have to worry about Sissy anymore. She hates him for never being around her daughter, and knowing you and Ulrich, you'll find a way to be together."
"Thank you Aelita," Yumi said between breaths "But you don't understand. I was…he was…we were supposed to…it just hurts me to hear that he was with someone before he was with me."
"What's taking them so long?" Jeremie asked looking at his watch.
"Maybe they got lost. They haven't been here in over ten years, Einstein! But don't worry, they'll find their way back."
"Yeah, maybe you're right. And stop calling me Einstein!"
"Okay jeez." Odd looked around. He noticed a few of his classmates, but not many. It must have been because they had always hung out together or had been off fighting X.a.n.a.
"Do…do you think Ulrich will show up?"
"I'm not sure Odd. Chances are, he doesn't even know that we're having a reunion. Remember, Sissy invited us, she might not want him to come."
"Maybe, but remember, he is her baby's father."
"You got a point there, Odd." Jeremie said leaving Odd with a huge grin on his face.
Yumi had stopped crying about fifteen minutes ago, and they were heading back to the gym.
"Are you sure you're okay now Yumi?"
"Yes Aelita, I'm fine thank you."
"I'm sorry about everything."
"No, it's not your fault! I'm actually glad you told me. At least I heard it from someone who I like to be around, and not…"
"Someone you hate being around?"
"I was going to say Sissy, but I don't think there's much of a difference." What she said made Aelita laugh and soon enough they were back at their table.
"What took you so long?" Jeremie asked, looking at Aelita.
"Um, we just had to take care of something. But don't worry, everything's okay now." Yumi said, keeping Aelita from answering.
Soon, the fast paced music toned down, and the slow type music began.
"Hey Aelita, d-do you want to d-dance?"
"Oh, of course Jeremie." Aelita looked at Yumi, she didn't want to leave her here alone (Even though she was with Odd). But Yumi insisted that she go and have a good time. Jeremie and Aelita moved onto the dance floor. At first he had his hands at his side, but Aelita made him put them on her hips. He blushed and Aelita giggled, but in a little while they weren't doing such a bad job.
"Boy, never thought I'd live to see the day when Einstein danced!"
"Oh hush Odd! They look cute together, don't they?"
"Yeah, but just because they do doesn't mean it's going to work out." He said.
"Do I hear jealousy? Huh?"
"No!" he said turning his back on Yumi.
"Ohhh, I get it. Odd wants a girlfriend too?"
"Fine, but they do look great together and they will work out!"
"Riiiight, but I'm not taking back what I said, just because they do doesn't mean it's going to work out. Hey, take you and Ulrich for example. You guys looked great together, but you never even kissed!" Odd hadn't realized that Yumi was growing angrier by the second, but she cooled down.
"Oh, uh, sorry, Yumi. I didn't mean-"
"It's fine Odd, mistakes happen." After the mentioning of Ulrich, there was an awkward silence.
"Yumi, you wanna dance?" Yumi laughed and said.
They were talking about things that happened to them throughout the years they were apart. Just then, someone tapped Odd on his shoulder.
"May I cut in?" The mysterious person asked.
"I don't think…Oh! Sure um, be my guest!" Odd stepped back from Yumi and let the other guy step in.
"Not to be rude, but do I know you?"
"Of course you do. You mean…you don't remember me?" he asked her wrapping his arms around her waist.
"No, sorry, not a clue of who you are. And please, don't touch me."
"Yumi, it's me! Ulrich!" she was in a state of shock. He looked so different, he had very short hair now, and didn't look like the Ulrich she knew at all. Then she remembered that terrible mistake he made. She knew it was a slip-up, but she couldn't bear to look at him.
"U-Ulrich? I'm sorry, but I have to go." She ran back to the table, leaving Ulrich on the dance floor.
"But Yumi! I-I have to talk to you!" he walked off the dance floor, but bumped into someone else. Someone that he did not want to see right now.
"What are you doing here!" the being sounded angry, and angry it was.
"I was a student here too you know, I should've been invited! I had to find out the hard way when I was passing the front of the school and saw the big, stupid '10 YEAR REUNION FOR THE CLASS OF 2005' banner hanging on the gate!"
"You should have taken it as a sign that I didn't want you here!" she yelled.
"I don't have time for this Sissy! Just get out of my way!"
"No! I don't want you calling me Sissy anymore, my name is Elizabeth do you hear me?"
"Yeah loud and clear!"
"Good…and you could at least have the nerve to ask me how OUR daughter is doing!"
Yumi had said her goodbyes to Jeremie and Odd, but Aelita pulled her outside.
"I'm sorry you didn't get to see him Yumi."
"Oh no, I did see him."
"You did? Did you talk?"
"No, I-I couldn't. Listen, I'll see you later okay? Here take my phone number, my address, and my e-mail. You can talk to me anytime you like." She handed Aelita a paper with the information jotted down on it.
"Thank you Yumi. It was great seeing you again." She hugged her and Yumi stepped into her car and rolled down the window.
"Good luck with Jeremie, and make sure I get an invite!"
"You will!" Aelita said waving goodbye as Yumi drove away.
There no cliffhanger, happy? Don't worry, that's not the end. I can't leave Yumi and Ulrich apart forever! ……Or can I?