Heya everyone! Well, here's another chapter of this complicated story about your favorite two idiots!- (Risa and Otani) Yes, I'm very slow when it comes to updating and I am sincerely sorry for that! I'm working on a lot of things at a time and it's starting to drive me crazy. Please continue to read this story even if I'm not updating as quickly as you'd want me to. And sorry, I know it's a short chapter!

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Chapter 9: Failed Attempt to Take Advice, Leads to Complications

Risa's POV

We finished putting almost everything where it needed to go. The only thing left was my room and that's it.

Of course, when I said ' we,' I meant Kyo and me. No way would there ever be a 'we' with a certain shrimp and me.

"I can do the rest, you can go if you want." Actually, I wanted him to leave. But, you know, it'll just be mean to say it outloud.

"You sure? I'm not annoyed or anything by being here. I actually love spending time with you." He said, giving me a smile.

"Umm, it's okay, I can do it by myself, and I kinda wanna settle in." I said, returning the smile.

"If you're sure, I'll leave then. But there's something I want to talk to you about." He said, looking a bit more serious.

"Okay, what do you want to talk about?" I asked, curiosity getting the best of me.

"We... we're still going to Umibouzu's last concert, right?" He said, hopeful.

Ah, damn, I forgot all about that. It doesn't feel right going with him. I mean, I always went with Ota-

No! Stop! I can't think about him! He's no one to me now, and he'll never be anything to me again.

"Of course we're still going! What, you thought I would bail on you? I said, trying to give off enough perkiness as I could.

" 'Course I didn't think that. Oh, yeah, here's your ticket." He said, handing me the ticket.

"Thanks. I soo can't wait 'til Friday." I said, giving him my biggest, happy fake smile I could ever give (Wich, I've been getting really good at, if you ask me,)

"Yeah, me either. Well, see ya later. Call me if you need help on anything." He said, before shutting the door to my new, tiny apartment.

Okay, now that he left, time to think about the things I've been dreading to even imagine.

1. Otani is my neighbor.

2. Tomorrow I have to go to work earlier than usual.

3. Otani is my neighbor.

4. I still have to finish fixing my room.


Yup, I'm gonna have a lot of sleep tonight.

Otani's POV

Chapter 3

Close Relationship

Your girlfriend still in a bad mood? Are you still treating her as if she isn't special? Have you even followed any of the advice in this book?

Umm, I tried. I think.

Well, not to worry! This is barely the third step (third chapter,) towards success! Like we all know, except maybe for the moron that's reading this book, that a close relationship is always needed to continue on being a couple. Are you two intimate? How many times have you told her that you loved her? How many times do you see her? Every day? Every once in a while? Or almost never? If you answered any of these questions with a no, not many times, or an almost never, then it is in your obligation to continue reading this chapter.

I guess I wouldn't say we're intimate. And, I never really tell her that I, umm, love her. But I'm pretty sure I see her every once in a while. I mean, we both have to work, so we can't see each other every day.

Develping a close relationship isn't as hard as you think. All you have to do is follow these simple instructions and you'll be in a close relationship in no time! First of all, don't just get in a bad mood when ever she wants you to say something nice about her. Tell her what she wants to hear! Don't be afraid or embarrased! Just think of how happy you'll make her. Secondly, show her that you care! Talk to her and tell her how much you miss her when she's gone, how much you're afraid to lose her, and, of course, how much you love her. Don't act all macho and think that being a tough guy means never telling her your feelings. Next, go to places that are memorable for you two! For example, the first time you met, the first time you kissed, or where you two started going out! It's up to you, where ever the place is, it has to be some where both of you care about. Another thing would be that when you and your girlfriend are with other friends, do not, I repeat, do not be embarrased to hold her hand, hug her, or kiss her. She'll get the wrong impression if you don't do any of these things infront of people. The least you can do is hold her hand. A few optional things you can do is give her a few gifts every now and then, call her every day, unless she's the type to think that's a nuisance, or try to see her every day. Because, if not, little by little, you'll both seperate, and next thing you know, you two broke up. All you really have to do is make her feel special. It's that simple.

Yeah, simple for you and for everyone else who actually can say and do all of these things. I can't do any of this. It's not my style. But maybe because I didn't do any of this, maybe that's why we broke up in the first place?

With Koizumi, I never really thought about a 'break up.' I thought things always worked smoothly and that Koizumi will always forgive me even if I'm not that romantic with her. Guess I never really tried hard enough for her. Never really thought about her feelings. You know what? I can do it. I will tell her that I love her.

With that in my mind, I got up from my bed, placed the book on my desk, and went straight to Koizumi's door. Of course, when I got there, I started having second thoughts. Maybe I shouldn't do this. This might actually be a really horrible idea and I shouldn't do this. I shouldn't.

Without thinking, I started knocking on her door. Damn it! I already said I shouldn't do this. Maybe I should go back. She'll just think it was a prank from someone...

Before I could leave, Koizumi opened the door.

"Kyo, I already said I can handle the rest by my- Uhh, O-Otani? Wha-what are you doing here?" Koizumi asked, suddenly looking nervous. Wait, she was expecting Kyo? Oh, of course she would. I mean, they are going out.

Anger started boiling inside me. "Oh, you were expecting Kyo? I didn't know. You should call him if you really want to see him." I said, letting my anger get to me.

Well, I wasn't the only one letting my anger out.

Suddenly looking angry, and not nervous like how she looked seconds ago, she started talking, "What if I was waiting for Kyo? It's not like it's any of your business. And why are you saying these things to me when you're the one that came knocking on my door?" Koizumi asked, trying to have a calm voice, but obviously failing.

This is wrong. This isn't what I wanted to happen. I should just say what I feel about her. Simple. Just like how the book said.

Giving a softer voice, I tried to make things better. "Listen, Koizumi. To me you're... you're... umm, you're..." I can't just say all of my feelings to her! Okay, I should try a different approach...

"To you I'm what?" Koizumi said, looking confused.

"No, I mean, I...I...I..." Damn it! How hard is it to say 'I love you?'

"You what?" Koizumi looked even more confused than before.

"I... I..." Just say it!

"I - I think you're an idiot!" Great. Apparently, saying it was more difficult than I imagined.

"I'm the idiot? I'm the idiot?! The little shorty that thinks me and Kyo are actually dating calls me an idiot?! You're seriously just a stupid midget!" And with that, Koizumi shut the door in my face.

Okay, that's not what I wanted to happen. I only had to say three little words. Is it really that hard?

Something of what she said surprised me. So, Koizumi and Kyo aren't dating? Is that what she meant? If they're not dating, that means Koizumi doesn't like him, right? So, that means she still likes me?

If I knock again, she'll probably just get angry. I can't ask her either, or else she'll think I'm an even bigger idiot than before. But, if I'm right, that means I still have a chance. I can be with her again! I'll just have to try harder. I never thought I'd say this, but thank goodness Nakao and Nobu gave me that book.

Risa's POV

I can't believe that midget! He's so full of himself, just coming over here to call me an idiot! At first, I thought he would say something different, since he looked so nervous and embarrased, but no! Again, I was wrong. I can't seriously expect anything from Otani.

Gah, and now he probably knows I'm not actually dating Kyo. I lost my only defence. But, it doesn't matter. Either ways, it's not like he'll care. He has Kanzaki. He doesn't want a giant amazon like me.

I'll show that midget that I can live without him! I don't need him. I never thought about a life without Otani, but I guess I'll have to get use to it now. I won't cry for him. I - I don't need him anymore.

Mark my words Otani. I will try to forget you. Even if it might take some time, but I will.

Trying to have the most determination that I can have, I decided to unpack the rest of my stuff tomorrow and sleep early, because tomorrow, things will be different.

Oh, Risa don't forget Otani! I know he's an idiot, but you still love him and he still loves you! But, oh well, it's her own choice (Well, actually, it's my choice.) Again, sorry, I know it's short, but this is all I can give you for now! I'll update as much as I can, so you can see what will happen next! Thank you all for reviewing and see you next time! Please R&R!