"Love at First Sight"
Original Song by Kylie Minogue
A/N : Well, it's my first songfic, cuz I was pretty bored with my own fanfic lol (don't worry, Im still updating it) and I'm heavily impressed by PervertDutchman's work "Mine", which was an amazing songfic. So... yeah, I tried to write one, too.
Thought that I was going crazy
Just having one of those days, yeah
With small, slow steps, a raven-haired girl stepped out of her office's double doors. She let out a long sigh, a sign that she's bored. Tired of boring routines. Her job was quite appealing, actually. It's more than enough for her everyday food, and she was able to spare quite a lot for the bank, but there was something missing in her life. A single piece of puzzle was long gone: she had nobody to live with her. Not that no one had been going after her. She passed the tests with flying colors. Countless men from college had been yearning for her, but she cold-heartedly rejected them all. She said nobody really matched her expectations, although most of her chaser was rich, smart, and athletic. Other girls referred to those guys as their dreams, while this certain raven-haired referred to them as mere overrated. And that day wasn't different from her usual days. She would have to wake up at 5 a.m. She would have to start her work at around 6 a.m. She would have series of meetings. Between those business meetings, piles of paperwork waited for her on her desk. The only time for her to relax was her lunchtime, where she left her office to a small café, ran by two of her old friends. On that particular day, she stepped inside only to find there's a new stage she had never seen before.
"Ah, welcome, Mio-senpai!" A familiar sound brought her back to reality. It was a twin – tailed girl, much shorter than she was. The girl smiled back to her.
"Hey there, Azusa. Where's Yui?"
"Oh, she is-" Her words were cut by a high-pitched voice that was coming from behind her. A brunette jumped right at the shorter girl while putting up a Cheshire grin.
"Mou, Yui-senpai! Don't do it in front of public!"
"Eh? That means I can do it anywhere else?"
"Ah, Mio-chan! Welcome! Please have a seat!"
The taller girl smiled and shook her head at the familiar scene in front of her.
Was tired of running out of luck
Thinking 'bout giving up, yeah
"So, how's it going, Mio-senpai?" The girl in front of me suddenly asked. She was my junior during High School, her name's Azusa Nakano.
"Yeah, just the usual. Share's down, couple of branches bankrupt, need several loans." I answered slowly. Awkward silence again, only to be broken by a brunette nervously brought a trey with three cups of Darjeeling tea on it. The trey was shaking rather worryingly, but they made a safe trip to the table.
"Still can't bring a trey properly, Yui?" I said, in a rather playful tone. The latter grinned at me.
"Ehehehe~~~ My Azunyan usually brings these things, so…" She pulled a chair and sat in front of me. I took a sip from my cup after Azusa did that. Yui followed suit. We began to chatter about myriad random things. From that, I can conclude that Azusa finally accepted Yui's love. She was quite persistent, knowing her love was unrequited when in high school.
"Well, good for you." I said.
"How about you, Mio-chan?" Yui turned to me. "Have you find your special someone?"
"Still no luck, huh." Azusa stared sympathetically.
Didn't know what to do
Then there was you
"Say, that stage is new?" I tried to divert the topic by pointing at the brand new stage. Azusa nodded.
"Yeah, I figured out that adding some music would liven up the atmosphere here."
"Have you found anyone to play there?"
"Yeah, a band came to us yesterday after seeing our fliers. They said they would like to apply, and when we told them to rehearse, they played for us." She answered.
"Yeah, yeah! Their playing was jawdropping!" Yui chimed in. "In fact, they should come anytime soon… Ah! There they are!" She pointed to the café's entrance, when a group of four girls came in. They worked quickly at the backstage, preparing their equipments. A drum, a keyboard, and a guitar. They started playing at 1 p.m. sharp. And they pretty much fit Yui and Azusa's description. They played flawlessly. But somehow, my eyes were stuck on a certain drummer. She wore a yellow hairband on her brown hair. She's cool. I thought. Wait, what was I thinking just then? Am I… am I… like… Yui and Azusa? She tried to get rid of those thoughts as Yui suddenly jumped off her chair and ran towards the band, who was taking a break. She spoke with the drummer, who then glanced at me. Yui grinned and pulled the brunette by her wrist, taking her to our seat. I blinked in confusion but couldn't help but blush when she arrived here. She had amber eyes that sparked energy. Beads of sweat was dropping from her tired face, but she grinned widely when she introduced herself.
"My name is Ritsu Tainaka. It's nice to meet ya!" She said while looking at me. I was struck dumb, but then realized that she must be introducing herself to me, because she had met Yui and Azusa the day before, right?
"A-ah, my name is Mio Akiyama. It's nice to meet you, too." I stuttered. My grey eyes stared right into her amber ones. Nobody spoke at that instant. But after some moment, Yui winked to Azusa. The latter nodded.
"Mio-chan, Ricchan, the café's closing in five minutes. We'll leave you here, okay?" Yui said while waving her hand. Ritsu took the seat across mine.
"So… Mio, is it?" She opened up a conversation. I nodded, trying to hide my flushed face.
"Why are you stooping like that? It could cause… barnacles to grow on your legs…"
The next thing I knew, I was curling up like a ball, shivering, and hugging my legs while muttering "I didn't hear that I didn't hear that I didn't hear that I didn't hear that I didn't hear that" over and over again. Ritsu bursted into laughter when she saw me acted like that. I reacted based on instinct and hit her head.
She nursed her forehead while still grinning.
Little did we knew, that incidental meeting would change our entire life.
And everything went from wrong to right
And the stars came out and filled up the sky
The day after that fateful encounter, I received a couple of good news. My secretary said share values were blossoming again, and the company got enough profit to keep our wheels running. But that's rather unimportant for me. I only looked forward my lunch time, hoping to meet those amber-eyed drummer again. She captivated me. I wanted to meet her again. She's the only star to glow in my dark nights. She's my only inspiration, and it's not overhyped if I said she's the only reason I was able to cope with life and the twists it bestowed upon me.
The music you were playing really blew my mind
It was Love at First Sight
I finally admitted that I fell for her. Since the first time I saw her on stage, while she was playing her drums. I found myself star-struck every time I saw her playing there, not to mention when she's close. One day, I finally mustered up my courage to tell her my feelings. I decided to do it after her playing session's over, since she usually sat down with me, Yui, and Azusa for a few good minutes before parting ways. But those mere minutes felt so precious to me.
"I-I need to tell you something."
"What is it?" Yui suddenly winked at Azusa, who was fazing right at me. Yui pulled the shorter girl by her waist towards the kitchen while giggling. Azusa suddenly shouted at me.
"Mio-senpai, tell me how it goes sometimes, will you?"
"W-what are-" I stuttered, trying to hide my blushing face. She joined Yui's laughter that gradually faded away from hearing. I turned back to Ritsu, who was wolfing down her strawberry parfait.
"Hungry, aren't you?"
"Heh, all the drumming and you expect me not to be?"
"Anyway, what were you going to say?"
"What is it? They're closing soon, so make it fast, will ya?"
"What is it?" I'm starting to get nervous. No, I have to make it this time.
"Can't hear you." I snapped. Didn't she know it wasn't easy to confess?
"I LOVE YOU! THERE, ARE YOU SATISFIED?" I blurted out, ignoring the eyes staring right at our direction. I braced myself for mockeries, but she surprised me by smiling warmly.
"I'll protect you. No matter what happens, I'll always be with you."
My heart was full of joy with that sentence.
'Cause baby when I heard you
For the first time
I knew we were meant to be as one
I opened my eyes. Oh, I had been dreaming of my first meeting with her. It was like a dream, for her to accept my confession. Time flew by after that. I quit my job and joined her band. We worked together for years, before one of our members moved to another city, and we decided to break up. Ritsu said she found a new job, and told me that I should stay at home to take care of our adopted children. We adopted two daughters. Yes, our life wasn't free of quarrels. But for me, it's a perfect life.
"Why did you accept me?"
"Why did you ask me out?"
"Do you always answer my question with another one?"
"Tell me something."
"That you'll never leave my side."
I couldn't ask for a better life. At that time, I coped with all our differences. Of course, she won most of our differences, for she's the one that worked. But I just kept it inside me, thinking that I would be able to sleep over them anyway. I thanked God for giving her as my special someone.
A/N: Well, perhaps some will take this as a cliffhanger, right? But I promise I'll make sequels to it, actually I'm already planning 4 sequels to this story. Oh yeah, before you go, if you're not aware yet, this is based on Kylie Minogue - Love at First Sight. Thank you to PervertDutchman for your help, I'm really grateful ^^ anyway, pls reviews!