*A Woman's Long Journey*
Author's Notes: Sorry for the super late update, my dear readers. It just happened that I got very busy after I last updated this story. There were lots of things I need to do including Thesis, Case Analysis, Web-Page Promo Plan, Fieldtrip, etc. Thank God! It's already summer vacation and I will find time to continue this story. (Banzai!!!! Kami-sama!!!!)
Anyways, thank you to those who reviewed on the last chapter. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. My other story "A Dream Is Wish Your Heart Makes" will be updated anytime next week. Just wait. (Smiles)
You probably would find some mistakes on the grammar, punctuation marks, and prepositions in this chapter but I hope you can read it well. Please leave reviews, I need it. It serves as my motivation barometer. Haha. Hey! What are we all waiting for? Here now is Shachiecoh Hime signing on!!! Here we go.
Disclaimer: I do not own Super Gals: Kotobuki Ran. I do not own any episodes of the series Super Gals or a hardcopy issue of its manga. I do not own Aya, Miyu and Ran or any Rei and Aya sweetness you are going to witness in this chapter but I assure you that we all own Rei Otohata in our hearts, ne? Wahaha.I'm not the super genius Mihona Fuuji. I'm just Shachiecoh Hime. If I own it then it probably is Super Gals: Hoshino Aya. You like it too, do you???
"Full moon will shines brightly for you this month. Something unexpected will happen. It will all start in one kiss. Lucky number: 12. Lucky color: white. Lucky Day: Sunday and Lucky Item: Moon."
Aya smirked. "You don't by any chance have feelings for me?"
Aya laughed. "I'm just kidding. I know. There's no possibility that you'll fall in love with me."
Hearing what Aya said. He said. "We don't know about that."
The sky glowed violet and yellow…
Aya was caught off guard on what Rei said. She stared at Rei's eyes and tries to picture out what he is thinking but she failed. "What do you mean by that?"
Rei stares back at her and said. "I'm you soul mate, right?" He pulled Aya close to her and kisses her gently on her lips.
Chapter 4: Blooming Feelings
[The Next Morning]
"Have you guys done packing up your things?" Yamato asked since it's only a matter of time and they will head back home since their 3 days and 2 nights vacation in Pangya Island is finally over.
"Yeah." Miyu said. "All is set. All we are waiting for is the car that will take us back to the Shibuya Station.
"We're also waiting for the sleeping princess to wake up." Yuya added.
"Princess?" Mami asked. "You mean Aya?"
"What?" Ran asked. "She's still asleep. That girl! Oi, Otohata, wake her up." Ran commanded.
The raven-haired guy who's busy preparing their breakfast looks back and said; "Can't you see I'm cooking?"
"Do it, Rei." Yuya told him. "Being her prince, isn't it your job to wake her up?"
"You're her soul mate and besides when waking up a sleeping princess—a kiss will do, right?" He added.
Rei wipe his hands with a towel and asked. "What do you mean by that?"
Yuya shook his head and smirked. "Nothing." He answered.
"Whatever" Rei said. He went upstairs and headed immediately on Aya's room. Thinking she's still asleep we head inside without knocking the door.
Rei twists the door knob and entered. "Hey!" He said. "How long are you going to…?" He paused for a while after seeing the brunette taking off her night gown and start changing clothes.
Aya looks back and startled. "Kyaa!!" With her face red, she pulled out the blanket and covers it on her body. "O…Otohata-kun??? What are you doing here?"
"I…" Rei explained. He turned his back on Aya and continued. "I came to wake you up?"
"Didn't you see the 'knock first' sign on the front door?" Aya asked.
"I see but I thought you're still asleep so I come inside."
"Pervert!" Aya teased.
"Wh—What?" Rei reacted. He faces Aya once again and replied. "It's your fault for not locking the door when changing clothes. Besides, are those breasts of yours that big for you to hide? It's not worth seeing." He said.
Aya blushed. "Well sorry for being a flat-chested girl." She picks up a pillow and throws it back to Rei. "Get out!!!" She shouted.
Rei catches the pillow and walks out of the room without saying anything. He was about to close the door when Aya says something.
"Wait! We have something to talk about later."
Without looking back, he answered. "Okay."
After a couple of minutes, Aya soon head downstairs and greeted her friends a lovely morning. "Ohayou!" She said. She noticed that the guys are not around.
"You're late!" Ran said.
"I overslept." She said. "Where are the guys?"
"The guys are not around because they were cleaning the mess after last night lightning of fireworks." Miyu answered.
"I see." She takes a sit on the chair and start eating her breakfast.
"By the way, Aya. I forgot to tell you something that I brought with me the latest issue of Kawaii Magazine?" Mami said. "I bought it on our way here."
"Kawaii Magazine???" She asked.
"And we also read already your horoscope of the month." Miyu said.
"And???" Aya asked pretending not to know it.
"I'm afraid it will not be accurate this time." Mami said. "It's impossible to get a kiss under a white moon, right? Beside full moon occurred last night and we're busy lightning fireworks so you missed it."
Aya laughs. "Ha! Ha! Ha! I told you believing on things like that are absurd."
"But it would be great if that happen, right?" Miyu said. "I mean, It's started with a kiss theme will be your love story, Aya. How I wished Otohata-kun kissed you last night."
Aya blushed. "Wh—What are you saying, Miyu?" An image of Rei kissing her flashed on her mind. "Started with a kiss???" She thought. "I got a bad feeling about this?"
"Aya?' Ran called. "Are you alright? You're spacing out."
"Do you really think Nostradamus prediction is the one destined?' Aya asked.
Ran nodded. "Of course! He uses Heaven's Will to predict someone's future. Do you want to visit him one of these days after returning back to Shibuya? Do you want to know if you're going to end up with Otohata?"
"Why are you always pushing me with Otohata-kun? I mean… Argh! I will blame you all if I fall for him accidentally." She cried. All of them look at each others and laughed. On the other hand, Aya thought; "What should I do? Those predictions always involve Otohata-kun and were really happening??? God! Thinking about this gives me pressure."
Several hours have passed and it's already sunset. The car that Miyu was talking a while ago finally comes to take them home.
"Honk! Honk! Honk!"
"The car is here!" Tatsuki shouted.
Everybody soon put their entire luggage on the back part of the car and gets inside it. On the other hand, Aya's still sitting on the white sand near the shore when Rei comes closer to her.
"The car is here." He said.
"I know." Aya replied.
"Let's go." He invited.
"Wait!" Aya said. "Five minutes, please." Aya pleaded. "Allow me to enjoy the scenery here for five minutes."
Rei sat not far from her and said. "Okay."
As the two watches the crimson sky and feel the cold breeze of the wind, Aya called. "Otohata-kun."
"Why did you do that?" She asked.
"You know what I'm talking about. About what happened last night."
"Oh about that?" Rei replied. "I—I don't know either."
Aya pouted and starts bombarded Rei several questions. "What do you mean you don't know??? Don't tell me you did that because you wanted too???"
Rei covered his ears with his both hands and said. "Ahhh!!! You're so noisy." He cried.
Pausing for seconds, Aya said. "It's my first kiss."
He didn't answer.
"You know, I reserve that kiss for the person that I will love later but…"
"Sorry." Rei apologized. "I'm sorry for stealing it to the person destines to you."
Aya raises her head and looks at the red sky. "I don't know what to say. I don't know if I'll get angry with you or what. But it already happened. There's nothing we can do about it."
"There's no feeling on that kiss." Rei said. "Just forget it."
"I wish I could do that. I wish I could forget it like nothing happened. But as I told you a while ago, it's my first kiss. Maybe it doesn't mean to you but for me, giving my first kiss to someone who happens to stole it is unforgettable." She paused for a while and continued. "When someone asked me who your first kiss is, then I'll say it Rei Otohata."
"The only thing I'm afraid of is…" Aya added.
"What?" Aya asked.
"Because of that kiss, I might think about it most of the time and just as you can see, Ran and the others always link us together saying that the two us are soul mates. I'm afraid that it might lead into that situation."
"What do you mean?"
"That I might…" She said as she looks directly on Rei. "Forget it!"
"Okay." He answered.
Suddenly, Aya comes up with an idea. "Hey! I have an idea."
"You owe me one for stealing my first kiss, right? Why don't you and I go to an amusement park together?"
"What does that suppose to mean?" Rei asked.
"I told you before that I will help you open yourself to others, right? In order to that, I have to know you very well. Go out with me one time and I'll forget what you did. What's your answer?"
Aya pouted. "Ahh!!! There you again! Escaping from reality and what's with that cold attitude again?" Aya asked.
"Sorry for being born with a cold attitude." Rei said annoyingly.
Aya comes closer to him and stretched Rei's cheek. "Smile! I order you to smile!" She said. "If you crocked your eyebrows like that in front of other girls they might think you're going to kill them. Come on! If you don't smile, half of your fans will cry about that."
Rei quickly removed Aya's hand on him and touched his cheeks. "You're so annoying."
"What are you two doing there?" Yuya said as he arrives on the sea shore. "Ran-chan and the others are waiting for the two of you. We'll be heading home any minute now."
"Is that so, Yuya-kun?" Aya asked. "Well, we have to get going then." She paused for a while and looks at the two guys. "Anno… I hope this isn't late but being with you for three days and two nights makes me happy. I'm so glad I met you."
Yuya blushed. "Well… Same for you, Aya-chan."
Aya giggled. "Anyway, Otohata-kun? What do you think about my idea?"
Rei shrugged his shoulders. "I'll think about it."
"Really?" Aya asked.
Rei nodded. "Like I have a choice. You're so stubborn and once you decide upon something there's no stopping you."
"That's me." Aya said followed by a giggle.
"Being carefree and cheerful most of the time is what I like about you." Rei told Aya. "In fact I find that pretty attractive." He added.
Hearing Rei said stops Aya's world.
Tuug! Tuug! Tuug!!
Tuug! Tuug! Tuug!!
Tuug! Tuug! Tuug!!
Seeing Aya's trouble expression, Rei asked, "Are you okay?"
Aya fake a smile. "Ye—Yeah! Well, I have to go now. See you later!!" Aya said and run away.
"What's wrong with her?" Rei asked.
"I don't know." Yuya replied. "By the way, I know you haven't forgotten but it's you who said that it's not our job to fall in love with the boss niece. I mean with Aya-chan."
"What do you mean?"
"I saw it." Yuya said seriously to Rei. "I saw you kissed Aya-chan last night."
"So you saw it?"
Yuya nodded. "Let me show you something." Yuya said. He pulled his phone and opens its gallery. After finding what he's looking, he shows it to Rei. "Here, take a look."
Rei takes a glimpse on the picture and his eyes widen to see that it's a photo of him kissing Aya. "Wh—What!!!" He asked. "Yuya!!!"
"I think it will be fun to capture moments like this so I took a stolen shot." The blond said.
"Erase that picture!" Rei angrily said.
"Not until you told me why did you do that? I thought you have no interest with her."
"It's to teach her a lesson." Rei said in low tone.
"What do you mean?"
"She told me that she'll never fall for a guy like me. So I kissed her."
"I see." Yuya said. "But about last night's event, did you not consider the possibility that falling in love could develop from this?"
"It's still early for that." Rei said.
"But when Aya-chan's falls in love with you what are you going to do?"
"When that happens, it happens."
"Are you going to reciprocate it?" Yuya asked.
"That's the question."
Yuya takes a deep sigh. "I started to feel sorry for Aya-chan about this."
The two handsome guys soon followed Aya on the car and arrive at their respective home safe and sound. The following week, second semester already began. Everybody return back to their school routine like waking up early in the morning, walking to get to school, lending your ears for lectures for at least 7 hours and going home.
In Hounan High School at Twilight Class, the students were busy chatting with each others and exchanges stories about what happened on their vacation last Semester Break. After a while, Nakanishi-sensei comes inside holding piles of papers.
"Good morning!" He greeted his lovely students.
"Good Morning, Sensei!!!" The whole Twilight Class answered.
"Well, I know you're still having your Vacation hang-over but as the second semester begins there were lots of activities need to be done and we have to work double time." Nakanishi explained. "We have to start the preparation for our Winter Play to be performed on Winter Festival this December 24."
"Winter Festival?" A student asked.
"You heard it right." Nakanishi continues. "It's an event made by the League of Higher Education to celebrate the upcoming winter. It is joined by several academies all over Japan. This year we are going to take part of the said event. It's a good chance for our school. It's rare opportunity to be chosen by the LHED."
"Huh??" Every student wondered.
"But don't worry my dear students for I already come up with a script and characters." Nakanishi said proudly to his students. "Am I great? Am I great?"
"What are we going to present, Sir?" Miyu asked. "Is it by class or by school?"
"Good question, Yamazaki." He said. "We're not going to do it by class; it's the whole school event. Meaning, some of you will be chosen to represent Hounan against other school like Sakurako University as well Ouran Academy and many more."
"Do you think we have a chance to beat prestigious schools like that?" Ran asked.
"If you believe in yourself and you put all your effort for this event. We can win." Nakanishi said. "Anyway, are you familiar with the Mahabharata?
"It's one of the early epics in India. The other one is Ramayana." Aya replied.
"You're right, Hoshino." Nakanishi replied. "Our school play to be presented on Winter Festival is taken on the book three of Mahabharata. The title is 'The Story of Savitri' but I rename it as 'For The Sake of My Beloved'."
"For the Sake of My Beloved?" The students asked.
"Yup. The story revolves around the princess named Savitri and on how she outwitted the death god to save the guy she truly loves."
"I finally decided who will play Savitri and she's…" Mr. Nakanishi paused for a while and continued. "Dim the lights and drum roll please" He added.
Dandandandandandan…. (Hey! Were did it come from?)
"The one who will play Savitri, the main character in the story is, Aya Hoshino."
The eyes of 40 students as well as Mr. Nakanishi's eyes were focused on the beautiful brunette sitting beside the window. "Ehhh!!!!" Aya reacted. "Doushite?"
"You are the Drama Club's President so I choose you." Nakanishi replied.
"No more buts, Aya." He said. "And the one who will play as your leading man, the one who will play Satyavan, the male lead character in the story is…
Drum roll again…
Mr. Nakanishi turned his eyes on the door and said. "Get inside." The Twilight's slide door then opened and a handsome guy stepped inside of it. Everybody's eyes grew bigger. "He's…" A girl whispered.
"He's the lead male character?" Ran asked.
Aya's eyes can't believe what she saw. "He's my leading man???"
"Okay." Mr. Nakanishi said. "The one who will play Satyavan, Aya's leading man in this contest is…
To be continued.
Gah!!! How do you like it, my dear readers? Did you enjoy it? If so, please leave a comment for me. It will be appreciated! You know… it makes the author happy when their readers appreciate their works. Wahaha! It's just like what a friend said. ^^
Anyway, I finally put Katase in the story. (Hurray!!!) That would mean it will be a battle between him and Rei but I don't have any idea on what to do besides Aya is on the process of developing her feelings for our hero a.k.a Rei Otohata. Waahh!!! I'm running out of ideas. If you have any suggestion, please tell me or PM me.
Thank you once again. I'll be back after I finish writing chapter 5.
See you later!