Chapter Eight: My True One

Mikan was ready for the festival. All dressed up and covered in make-up. 15 minutes 'till 11 o'clock. Kouji will pick me up soon she thought. Mikan sat on her bed, thinking.

"I thought you were gone already," said Hotaru who just opened the door.

"I been knocking for a minute but you did not answered," she continued.

"Sorry, I was deep in thought," Mikan said.

"So you're already thinking on how to dump Kouji?"

"I didn't tell you I was going to dump him!"

"It looks like it and besides you don't love him you love Natsume."

"Well you're right but I can't."

"I thought you decided already."

"Your right but I think it's bad to dump him especially this Valentine's Day."

"IDIOT! It's not yet Valentine's Day, Mikan! Just dump him before midnight, is it ok for you? But remember you decide on how you'll tell him."

"Ok sure. Are you going now?"

"Not yet but I'm going to Ruka's room. He said he bought me the shoes that match my dress. Well see you at the party and good luck."

"Thanks."

Hotaru went out leaving Mikan thinking until Kouji came.

"Hi Mikan, sorry if I didn't knock."

"It's okay Kouji. Umm… why did you come 5 minutes early?"

"Umm. . . . well I thought we can hang the auditorium even the ball doesn't even start yet."

"Okay, let's go."

Mikan stood up then suddenly Kouji whirled his arms around Mikan waist and bent his head for a kiss.

"Kouji stop!" Mikan shouted. Kouji let go of her, confused.

"Why?"

"'Cause I um….ah…..um…. told you I want you to wait till midnight and maybe I'll kiss you so long that it will pay all the days that didn't kiss you."

"What do you mean. . . . . ?" Mikan didn't let Kouji finish his question by dragging him to the auditorium.

There were so many girls and boys. Some were at a table, some were already dancing.

As the Mikan and Kouji walked in they spotted an empty table and sat there. When already sat Mikan immediately look for Natsume but he wasn't anywhere.

"Who are you looking for Mikan?" asked Kouji.

"Oh! I'm looking for……Hotaru. Do you know where she is?"

"Yes. I saw her with Ruka. Near the buffet table."

"Ok thanks. I'm just gonna talk to her."

Mikan left Kouji leaving him the question still on his mind. What did she meant about maybe she'll kiss me? He thought.

"Oh hi there Kouji. Mikan still not here?"

Kouji turned around to see Yuu with Sumire.

"No, she's talking to Hotaru."

"Well, okay"

Yuu went to an empty table with Sumire. Meanwhile Mikan talked with Hotaru and Ruka.

"As I was saying Hotaru you really look nice in that skirt and that vest and also you Ruka very cool," Mikan said

"I didn't know an idiot like you can choose such a nice dress than mine!" Hotaru shouted.

"C'mon Hotaru you shouldn't tell Mikan that she's an idiot." Ruka said

"Mikan, haven't you decide how to dump Kouji?" Hotaru asked Mikan.

"Actually I came here to ask your advice. Do you have any idea how hard it is?" Mikan replied.

"It's your decision, Mikan. It's not up to us but it's up to you." Ruka told her.

"Ok but thanks." Mikan told them.

Suddenly Mr. Jinno's voice filled the air.

"ATTENTION! 25 MINUTES MORE UNTIL MIDNIGHT. ALL STUDENTS WILL GO OUT WHEN IT'S ALREADY 5 MINUTES TILL MIDNIGHT! THANK YOU"

"Well you have 20 more minutes Mikan, better hurry up." Hotaru said.

"Don't worry I know what to say," Mikan said.

"Well that's quick! I hope it's good," Ruka said.

"Well, I'm going now. See you later," Mikan said.

Mikan went to Kouji, who was feeling a bit bored.

"What took you so long?! I was waiting. I'm bored already and I'm also hungry," Kouji said in grouchy tone.

"You don't need to be angry, Kouji. C'mon if you're hungry already let's go to the buffet, it's that okay?" Mikan said

As Mikan and Kouji ate and also the others they didn't know that it was already ten minutes till midnight until they heard Mr. Jinno's voice again.

"ATTENTION STUDENTS! PLEASE GO OUT KNOW.MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL STAY A FEW FEET FROM THE FOUNTAIN AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL STAY A FEW FEET FROM THE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS. PLEASE STICK WITH YOUR PARTNERS AND DON'T BE TOO CROWDED. THANK YOU."

After that all the students went to their respective places. Mikan stick with Kouji waiting for the right moment to tell him. And now it's time to tell him.

"Um…. Kouji I need to talk to you."

"What's up?"

5 minutes

"The thing is…………well………um…I……ah…I……"

"What is it Mikan"?

"I'm……sorry……but I can't be……your……"

Mikan was about to tell him but

"I know"

"Huh!?"

"Yeah. I already knew since we bought the dress but I wasn't but now I'm sure."

"But……why!? If you knew you already left me but why!?"

'I don't know maybe I just like you so much."

4 minutes

"Hu……Kouji, I love Natsume and you already you knew it, what I'm trying to say……that you and I aren't made for each other."

"Mikan, go and find Natsume."

"You're not sad."

"As long as I can see your smile I'm happy. Go, it will soon be midnight."

"Kouji, thank you."

With that Mikan suddenly kiss Kouji on the cheek. Kouji was so surprise.

"What's that for?"

"My gift. Don't worry I'll find someone for you. Thanks again."

3 minutes

"Don't mention it."

Mikan bow at Kouji and went away.

2 minutes

"Where are you Natsume? Excuse me."

Mikan look for him until she saw a familiar face.

1 minute

"Natsume!"

The boy face turned.

30 seconds

Mikan run to him. Natsume having a confuse face.

15 seconds

She was already 4 feet away from him.

10 seconds

2 feet away

Mikan flung to Natsume and………

5…4…3…2…1……BOOM……kiss him.

"You're my true one, Natsume Hyuuga and I love you."

"As you're mine."


Sorry about the long wait but here it is, a typhoon destroyed our telephone line and it was repaired just last week. Well enjoy!