"Good-bye, Tsuruga-san." When Kyoko said that as I dropped her off at the airport was something I'd expected. But I had not expected the true meaning behind those words. "Could you repeat that, Yashiro?" I asked my manager. He winced. "I said that Kyoko-chan didn't board the plane back from France and no one's heard from her since last night, expect Kanae-chan." He repeated handing me a letter. "What's that?" I asked, not really caring. "Kyoko-chan asked me to give you this the day the plane back from France landed in Tokyo." Yashiro said quietly. I slowly took the letter and opened it.
by the time you are reading this I will have disappeared.
Please do not worry about me, I have found another source of income
and plan on staying in France. Please do not look for me for you will not find me.
I thank you for all you have done for me. I hope to meet you again one day. Goodbye, Ren.
, Mogami Kyoko
I crumpled the letter in my hand. Why, Kyoko?! WHY?! I thought enraged. I was so close to catching you. But why do you always fly out of my reach when I love you so much?
I had to hold my hat on to keep it from flying away in Paris' spring air. The wind whispered in my ear, and I swore I heard his voice saying "I love you" softly. My unshed tears prickled my eyes as I looked up at the clear blue sky. I love you too, Ren. I thought, walking away from the airport, and towards a new life.