Chapter 22… Ordinary day with nothing special...

Mikan's pov…

I'm walking at the school hallway just like always… today is my first day of school after the incident w/ the aao…

We made a ruckus last night when we arrive almost every student including teachers of the academy was waiting for us…

The first to welcome me was ruka-pyon and hotaru… ruka-pyon was really worried about us… that he didn't leave his position for almost a day… and as for hotaru… I was hit by her baka-gun 10 times the moment I arrived at the academy…

I think I receive more damage from her than my mission… but I can tell from her face that I made her worry so after that I apologise to everyone…

And as for the high school principal…

Flash back…

Everyone was in the principal's room and the principal was crying waterfalls sitting on his desk…

"Thank goodness… everyone is safe…."

End of flash back…

And as for narumi sensei…

Flash back…

Narumi was also crying but from different reason… "You're mean everyone… leaving me there alone…" he cried biting a pink handkerchief…

I laugh nervously… "Gomen sensei but persona-nii said to leave you be…"

Narumi cried even more… "So it's you persona! The cruel person who leave me there! I could have died! Thank goodness no one was there!"

"Tsk!"

"Aaaaaaaahhhhh! I heard you! You just say "tsk"!!" narumi wailed at him…

Persona looked away…

"I knew it! You demon! You really hate me right!?"

"I do" persona said emotionlessly…

Narumi cried even more… "What a cruel person!!"

End of flash back…

After that everyone went back to their rooms like nothing happen... I started today like always… I opened the door to our room…

"Good morning everyone!" I greeted them… everyone greet me back just like always…

"You're noisy as always polka…" greeted a raven haired boy together with his best friend… the two arrived some moments after I enter the room…

"Oh… ohayo natsume… ohayo ruka-pyon…" I greeted the two…

"Ohayo sakura…" ruka greeted back…

"Hn…"

"You're cold as always natsume…" I said to him then pouted… "Kawaii kunai… (Not cute)"

"Urusaii… (Shut up)"

I was about to go to my desk when something trips me making me loose balance…

I was waiting for the hard floor but nothing came so I open my eyes and found that natsume grabbed me by the waist before I make my landing…

So I help myself up… "Arigatou natsume…"

Natsume looked at me awkwardly for a second…. "What?" I asked…

"It doesn't improve…" he said…

A question mark popped on my head… "What are you talking about?" then I heard koko burst out laughing…

"Your chest is still flat lands…"

Ruka-pyon froze… koko was laughing hard permy was laughing with him… Iinchou blushed… hotaru still the same… A vain popped on my head….

"NATSUME HEEEENNNNNTTTTTTAAAAAIIIIII!!!!" then I chased out natsume throughout the first period….

Break time….

(Somewhere at the northern forest…)

I was walking in the middle of the northern forest with the flowers I pickup up early in the morning… I reached a tall tree about 50 ft high then put down the flowers…

I touched the stone w/ my fingers that has letters that spelled "Kazama Hiroto"

"I brought your favourite flowers… I grow it on persona-nii's backyard… although he was really against it… he really doesn't like flowers that man… the truth is I was planning on giving this to you last month but I'm too late…"

"I won't really ask you to forgive me… but I don't regret anything… I'm satisfied w/ the things are going… I'm fine now… you don't have to worry… I found people who I want to protect and would protect me… this time I won't sacrifice myself anymore this is the first time that I felt that I wanted to live… so you don't have to worry anymore… I'll be fine…"

Then I heard footsteps from behind…

"Mikan"

"What is it persona-nii??" I asked him still looking at the stone…

"Who are you talking to?" he asked…

I smiled at him… "No one… just talking to myself…"

Persona-nii lifted me to his shoulder and smiled at me… "Should we have an afternoon tea…?"

I smiled at him and nod…

At the sakura tree…

After having tea with persona-nii I decided to take a walk and without me knowing I reached my favourite tree… I leaned on its trunk and rest for a while…

After a while I heard some foot steps and take a look then I saw natsume… I looked at him and our eyes met…

"What are you doing here?" I asked him…

"Betsuni… (Nothing) I decided to take a walk and without knowing I came here…" he said still looking at me… "And you? What are you doing here??"

I smiled then close my eyes… "Same reason as you…" then a strong wind blows in our direction and there was silence…

"Do you still remember…?" I started… "The first time we met… it's in front of this tree right?"

"Yeah… there's no way I'll forget that day… a weird singing girl approach me and her first word was "boo"…" he replied with a smirk…

Then both of us burst out laughing… then I looked at him… "Do you know?... it's exactly 1 year since that day…"

"Really? Then this will be our anniversary of meeting… where my doom starts…" he teased…

I smile at him… "You're right…" then looked at the scenery in front… "But this day is nothing special… it's just the same as the others…"

Natsume looked at me… "I know… but since that day… I promised to stay by your side… forever…"

I smirked at him… "Forever… huh?" then looked at the sky… "I don't believe in such things… everything in this world has endings… there will meetings and there will be goodbyes… so things like forever and eternity… are all just nonsense that's created by man's foolish whims…"

I figured that natsume would be confused but he showed me a different reaction… instead he kneeled in front of me and held my hand….

"I don't give a damn on those foolish things that you believed all that matter to me is that I'm making a promise to never leave your side… so don't give me those nonsense… that's why…" he paused then looked at my eyes…

"Would you accept my forever?"

At first I was shocked but then I smiled at him… right… there's nothing special about this day… it's the same as always… just an ordinary day… I looked at the sky and a strong wind pass in our direction… I smiled…

"Today is a good weather… isn't it…"

………END………

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