Hey everyone! Ready for chapter 2 of this lovely story? Yes, yes, long update. I know, I'm mad with myself too. But please don't hate on the story because of my slowness! I really appreciate those who reviewed and are reading my story! I love you all! I'm serious! Well, now that that's said, I hope you enjoy!:DD

CH.2: Awkward Moments, Awkward Conversations.

Risa's POV

I haven't been able to talk to him. Ever since yesterday, he hasn't tried calling me. This really sucks. If I knew this was gonna happen, I wouldn't of invited him to that stupid photo shoot. All I wanted was for us to have more time together and for him to remember my birthday.

I paced my room's floor, trying to get all of my ideas straight. Yes, I have my own apartment now, so take that to anyone who thought I wouldn't manage by myself!

Ding dong

I heard the doorbell and, expecting Nobu, since she's the only one who comes this early to my house, opened it without seeing who it was first.

I gasped when I saw a familair shorty standing by my door looking up at me. He was scratching his neck like he usually does when he's worried or nervous. But, nervous about what?

I gave him an angry face and said, "What do you want?" Truthfully, I felt relieved that I finally got to see him, but I didn't want him to think I'll forgive him that easily.

"Umm, can I come in?" He asked still looking nervous. I walked away and let the door open so he can come in.

We were in my living room, sitting across from eachother. For some reason, I couldn't stare at him in the eyes. I know he was staring at me, but what could I do? I felt him get up. "Wha-"

That was all I could manage to say before he kissed me. At first I was surprised, but then I felt myself sinking into the kiss. This kiss wasn't like our high school kisses. It was different. Instead of feeling sweet and satisfying, it made me want more.

He started leaning into me, making the kiss deeper. I have to make this stop... but I don't want it to.

After a while of this, I pushed him off me when I felt his hands going under my shirt.

"What the hell do you think you're doing?" I yelled at him. I still couldn't look at him in the face, mostly because I let him start kissing me and basically gave him permission to do that.

We were both breathing hard and were staring at anything that wasn't eachother. Damn, this isn't what I wanted to happen.

"S-sorry! I didn't want to, I mean, I just wanted to apologize for the other day!" His face was as red as a tomato which was actually good, since I wasn't the only one feeling embarrased.

"Umm, I think I'll go now." Otani said heading for the door.

"Hey! Wait! You can't just leave after what just happened!" Damn it! I couldn't keep my mouth shut, couldn't I?

He looked at me, looking even more embarrased and flustered than before.

"What I mean is... is I forgive you?" I didn't know what else to say. It was either that or feel uncomfortable with each other.

"Yeah, I forgive you, but only with one condition. We'll forget this ever happened and just be normal again. Okay?" Every word I said made me feel even more uncomfortable. How come that kiss wasn't like the others? I tried looking at him but abruptly looked away since every time I stared at him, I only noticed his lips.

"...Sure." He slowly said. I have to find an excuse to make this uncomfortable atmosphere leave.

"Oops, I forgot, I have to go to work today!" I said, as cheerfully as I could.

"On a Sunday?" He eyed me curiously.

"Y-yeah! I have to put some outfits together than model them to see if they're good. Ooh, I think Ai is already waiting for me..." I said looking at my watch.

"Hey, is that model guy gonna be there?" Otani questioned.

"Who?"

"That Sasaki guy. Is he always with you when you have to model?" He asked me.

"Oh! That guy? No, I just met him, I think he's a new model? I'm not sure." I said truthfully.

"Why do you ask?" I looked at him for the first time. Thank goodness the conversation isn't about us anymore.

"Just curious. Well, I'll call you later, than." He said turning around and leaving.

I gave a sigh of relief. Okay, that kiss was way different from before. Not saying that I didn't like it, because that would be a lie. It felt incredible, and I feel like I want more... No! Snap out of it Risa! Do not go into a trance. Maybe it was because we don't spend a lot of time together anymore. Maybe that's the reason it felt that way. And, why do I have to feel embarrased? I mean, we are a couple, and this is what normal couples do. Wait, maybe Otani wanted more. We are adults already, so maybe he does... Okay, Risa stop thinking about this!

After some more frantic thinking about the situation, I decided to meet up with Ai to talk about the new designs.

I got my phone and started dialing her number.

"Mmmh, hello?" Ai answered with a groggy voice.

"Hey, you're still sleeping? It's 9:00 A.M. and you're still in bed? Damn, and I thought I was lazy." I said, trying not to laugh.

"Hey, don't give me that! I was up all night thinking about the new designs! Atleast I have an excuse for being sleepy at this time. Not like a certain someone I know." Ai said, angrily. Wow, I can tell she's not a morning person.

"I was kidding Ai. I just wanted to tease you a little." I told her, before she thought I was being serious. Ai's a good person, just a bit too serious when it comes to jokes.

"Oh. My bad. Why'd you call me anyway?" She asked.

"I want to talk to you about the designs. Wanna meet at the cafe?"

"Sure! I'll meet you there in fifteen minutes!" She said, suddenly sounding perky.

"You sure change moods quickly." I joked

"No I don't! I'm just happy about the designs so that's why I get excited a little..."

"I'm joking Ai! See ya at the cafe." I said, before hanging up.

Well, now atleast I can get my mind off of Otani.

I grabbed my bag before heading to the direction of the cafe.

Okay, the designs for woman and men are suppose to be something that will match for couples at formal parties. The designs me and, what was the other guy's name? Kyo? Ah, I forgot. Either ways, the designs that we modeled are barely the first out of twenty matches that we have to make for the portfolio. Well, I have a lot of work to do.

I arrived at the cafe around ten minutes later than what I planned, but it wasn't that long. I'm sure Ai won't mind.

"You're ten minutes late! I should've expected that, though." She said, giving me an angry look.

"Yeah, you should of. I'm not like punctual Ai who gets everywhere on time." I said, rolling my eyes.

"You need to arrive on time, Risa. Or else this will become a bad habit." She said, giving me one of her no-nonsense looks.

"Oh come on Ai! It's just ten minutes! You don't have to exagerate. And, I am working on it. I haven't been late to anywhere in a while."

"Right, like the photo shoot from yesterday." She said, rolling her eyes. Ai has been my friend since we were in college. We decided to do a partnership and to this day I haven't regretted it. Yeah, she is serious, but she's also a good friend and good at her work. Plus, I'm getting use to her lecturing me like this.

"Oh, yeah, I forgot to ask you. Who's that guy I modeled with yesterday? What was his name? Kyo, no?" I asked, suddenly remembering about him.

"Kyo? Oh, you mean Akio. He's not really a well known model, but I thought he'd be good since he's nice and looks cool. You'll model the whole portfolio with him." Suddenly, concern was filled in Ai's eyes.

"Umm, Risa, that guy you brought with you yesterday, is he really your boyfriend? Because if he is, I had no idea! I kind of wanted you to get together with Akio, but I seriously had no idea! I'm so sorry!" Ai said, tears starting to form in her eyes.

"Ai it's okay, you don't have to cry, but just one thing. You tried to get us together!? Why!?" I said, astonished.

"Well, I thought you two looked good together and I thought he was your type. I didn't even know you had a boyfriend! How come you never mentioned him?" Ai asked, curious.

"I never had time, and plus, I thought I did mention him..." So that's why Otani yelled out that I was his girlfriend. He didn't want Ai to set me and Akio up.

"Why are you blushing?" Ai asked, giving me a face saying 'I'm the weirdest person she's ever met.'

Why wouldn't I blush? Otani said something like that out loud, even though he's always so embarrased.

"For no reason." I said, happily.

"...Okay. By the way, I invited Akio here too, so we can all talk about the designs. He should be here in a bit..." Just as she said that, in came the guy that Otani was jealous at.

"Hey Ai. And, you're Risa, right?" Sad that he remembered my name and I couldn't.

"Yeah, but I don't have much time. I kind of have something I need to do."

"What do you have to do?" Ai asked, looking at me suspiciously.

"Umm, just something." I said, blushing and looking away from her. Ai kept on looking at me until she finally understood.

"Ugh, fine Risa, just go. But tomorrow, come to work early." Ai said, with a stern voice.

"Yes ma'am." I said cheerfully. With that, I said my good byes, and left to see a certain crush of mine.

Mystery Person's POV

Seriously, you just had to leave? And to see that little midget again, right? There couldn't be any other reason.

Fine. Just fine.

This is taking longer than I expected, but you're still an easy target. Your boyfriend won't be able to help, he's too much of an idiot.

One of these days you'll be with me, wether you want to, or not. I'll just have to wait longer than expected.

Otani's POV

How can I just forget what happened, you idiot?

The idea was to go over to her house and apologize. Basically, just get in and get out. But no, I had to kiss her. I had to start thinking about how she looked yesterday and how irresistable her lips were-

No! Stop thinking about that. She probably thinks I'm a pervert. I mean, who wouldn't? It's not like I don't want to be with Koizumi and it's not like I don't think about her in that way sometimes, but... I just can't! If she doesn't want to, then I can't think about it! Gah, what am I saying!?

And what's up with that guy? He doesn't look like good news. I just hope she doesn't have to work with him so often.

With nothing else to do, I went back to my apartment to finish grading the school papers.I'm an English teacher (Yeah, I know, me, an English teacher. The irony.) and Gym teacher at a junior high school. I rarely have time for anything since I also give tutoring sessions after school and sometimes on the weekends. Today, luckily, was not one of those weekends. Except, once I finish these papers, I won't have anything to do. Maybe I should call Nakao to hang out...

Just then, my phone rang. Without checking the caller ID, I picked up my phone.

"Hello?"

"Hi, Otani, it's me." The all too familiar voice said shyly to me. Just then, what happened this morning came crashing back.

"Umm, h-hey, Koizumi." I tried to say, casually.

"Yeah, hi."

"Hi." Great conversation we're having. I have to make this awkwardness go away.

"So, why'd you call?" Okay, just keep calm and keep the conversation going.

"Umm, I kind of wanted to see you. Is that okay? Or are you doing something?" It's a good thing she wasn't here, or else she'd see my whole face turning red. See me? Now? After what happened this morning? Maybe she's expecting something... No that can't be true.

Taking my silence as a no, Koizumi started talking again. "Sorry, I didn't know you were doing something now, I'll call you la-"

"No! Wait! Sorry that's not it. Uh, I don't have anything to do now. Umm, where do you want to meet?" I asked, frantically.

"Let's meet at the park. I'll see you there in twenty minutes."

"Yeah." I hunged up the phone, minutes after she hung up. I wonder what she wants to talk about? Anxiety was killing me. Okay, calm down. Nothing happened this morning and nothing will happen. Just calm down. I mean, she was the one that said she wants to forget about it. So, she must not want to talk about it. Right?

So there you have it! Did you love it? Did you hate it? Please leave me your review and I promise to try harder for all of you! I will try to update as much as I can and give you what you want to see (or read.) So, what do you think Risa wants to talk about? Who do you think this mysterious person could be? And, do you think Otani even remembers Risa's birthday? Hmm, too many questions and not a lot of time. But, be assured that they will all be answered if you continue reading! Oh, and just so you know, next chapter will be part 2 of Awkward Moments, Awkward Conversations! (This chapter was getting too long) Please R&R!