DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN LUCKY STAR. IT'S KAGAMI YOSHIMIZU'S PROPERTY. THIS IS A FANFICTION.


It was a breezy and cloudy day, and the Izumi Residence found itself in a state of peace and tranquility. Yutaka had kindly made a hot cup of tea for her uncle and cousin, and now the three of them were gathered around the living room table watching a program about delicious cakes. Yutaka's eyes were shiny and she occasionally let out a few oh's and ah's when different cakes appeared on the screen. Konata wore her usual cat-like smirk and occasionally took sips of her drink. Soujirou smiled and also occasionally sipped the beverage.

"You really like sweets and stuff, don't you, Yu-chan?" Asked Konata. Yutaka turned to her cousin and nodded, blushing slightly.

"I do! Their colors and formats look so delicious. Don't you think so, Onee-san?"

"They sure do." Konata looked side-ways and added, silently, "I bet Kagami also loves to watch these just to give a good look on the things that she knows will only make her fat~"

"Did you say something, Onee-san?" Yutaka cocked her head sideways, and the otaku only shook her head and came back to her tea. The room stood silent for a while, with only the television sound reaching their ears.

Suddenly, Soujirou sat up straight.

"Ah, I almost forgot! Hey, Konata, what day is it?"

Konata blinked, putting a thoughtful finger on her chin. After a couple of seconds, she sighed.

"Eh… I don't know. Go take a look at the kitchen's calendar."

Soujirou got up and walked to the kitchen. Yutaka and Konata accompanied the man with her eyes, only to watch him return soon.

"It's October eight." He sighed in relief, "I thought I had missed the deadline… I still have a few days to go."

"Writing another story, dad?" Asked Konata, shifting on her seat. Soujirou nodded.

"Yeah, but I'm already at the end of it. I have been lazy lately, though." He rubbed the back of his head. Yutaka giggled and focused her attention back at the TV.

After the show was over, Konata excused herself from the table and went up to her room. She needed to catch up with some things on her computer now, and she decided that she had spent enough time with her family.

Closing the door, she turned on the computer and waited patiently for it to work. The otaku swung from one side to the other, humming an anime tune in the meanwhile. She then stopped and frowned.

"Wait a second…"

Konata recalled the whole conversation on the living room.

"It's October eight. I thought I had missed the deadline…"

"It's October eight."

October eight.

Widening her eyes, Konata jumped off her seat and grabbed her calendar, where a big star circled the date and said: AYA-SAMA'S BIRTHDAY!

"I… I CAN'T BELIEVE I FORGOT WHAT DAY TODAY WAS! I POSTED A HAPPY BIRTHDAY MESSAGE ON EVERY FORUM I COULD FIND EARLIER! HOW COME I FORGOT IT JUST NOW? I… I AM A HORRIBLE FAN! HORRIBLE I SAY!"

And with this, she let the calendar fall on the ground and slowly curled herself in a little ball, swinging in a fetal position. The computer was finally working, but Konata Izumi was too depressed to use it just now.

…But just for now.


REAL FACT: Today was the birthday of one idol of mine, and I wished him a happy birthday, like a good little fan. I knew exactly what day today was because of it. But at night, when a random person asked me what day today was, I completely forgot. Only later on I came to realize what I've done. I felt so ashamed.

- TSL