I recently found out SPYAIR visited Korea last year and even performed on M! Countdown. WHY SPYAIR? WHY? WHY YOU GUYS VISIT KOREA WHEN I'M STUCK HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD? T_T I hope they come again during the summer when I start summer break. Or they should come to America with a world tour. When I go to Korea and if they decide to come again, I'm definitely going to go see them and drag my friends with me even if they don't like the group. YouTube was really kind enough to let me watch them perform.
Putting that aside, I can't believe My Girlfriend is a Cyborg, But I Don't Care is already ending! D: And soon, 17942 is going to end too! T_T
Thank you so much for sticking with me all the way to this chapter. I know I lost and gained readers every time I updated but I'm glad I could bring you joy with my creations. Btw, the reviews from chapter 8 rocked! They were all long and made me so happy~! ^^
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Halios Mililios – Yes I did! I updated as soon as possible just like you wanted~ :3
Inside Out Musica – YAY~ I'm fine with it! Even if you felt just a little teeny weensy bit sensitive, I'm happy because I feel like I'm improving! ^^ Yeah it's going to be revealed in this chapter. I've been waiting to bring back her "name" for a longggg time! I've always wanted to see Tonio dress as a girl~ :D You're right! Big Al is so lonely… T_T You're also right about Sweet Ann! I had no idea who else to pair him up with so I decided to use her~ ^^ It sucks because Vocaloid was created to make people enjoy music and not argue which country is better than the other. I kind of expected the fandom to turn out this way because Vocaloid is popular these days. Popularity can bring evil into this world… =_= I hate to admit but there's still a possibility that it's the Koreans who are behind it because even though they have their own Vocaloid, Miku ranked first on the poll and the rest (2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc.) were all K-Pop groups. Anyway, all of your questions will be answered in this final chapter! Have fun reading and thanks for your reviews~! :D
Blooming Edelweiss – Thank you for your compliment! ^^ They made me so happy~! I hope I made your selfish side happy because the last chapter is right here. :) I'm thinking it'll take a while for me to write more Piko stories because my other fanfics have someone else as the main characters. But I'll be sure to write about Piko if I get any good ideas! ^^ Thank you for taking your time to review!
Shadow Fox777 – There's always stuff like that going on in almost every fandom. It makes me sad because it makes them look childish hating other countries. Doesn't every countries have their own pros and cons? ._. You're right. Music should be enjoyed and everyone have their own opinions. Sweet Ann is the mother! XD I hope I made you happy because I tried to put a bit of Big AlxSweet Ann in this chapter since you like this pairing so much~ ^^
infinityXnova – I agree with you as well. It disappoints me when I read all the hate comments on SeeU videos. Favoritism is so wrong sometimes. Isn't her name beautiful? So unique! XD
ChocoKoko – The people who call themselves "fans" disappoint me sometimes =_= What? It's… Russia? o_o Why them? This is my first time hearing that. Don't worry! Big Al will no longer be lonely! XD
Aerois – I'm glad you like it! ^^ Yeah, I've always imagined Big Al, Sweet Ann, Oliver and James as one big family! XD They do look like one big happy family just thinking about it. His plans unfold right here in this chapter~ I hope you enjoy!
rockflavouredicecream – I LOVE your username. I guess it's because it has ice cream written on it. I love ice cream! :3 Your review just made me LOL so much and put a smile on my face! :) Omg! That happens to me too! It's like there's always something in the way from me doing something like that! D: Awww! A motion picture? That comment made me smile so much! :D I can actually imagine this as a motion picture. I'm glad I made you picture all five of them together! XD Wait, it should be six since Yuuma is part of their group now! :) Iroha is so awesome! She's great. I hope you enjoy this last chapter, okay? :D
xPoisonedBlueRose13x – Updated! Yeah I heard of her. IA is really popular among the Vocaloid fans. She managed to rank in the Vocaloid Rankings before she even came out!
Nokachi – (Chapter 7) LOLOL when you coughed "sadist," it reminded me of Okita Sougo from the manga/anime Gintama! XD Nah~ I really enjoy reading your reviews ^^ It did make me sad when Luka died! D: But I couldn't help it since she was supposed to die since the beginning ^^" I agree with you! It would feel somewhat different.
(Chapter 8) Awww! That first sentence in your review made me smile so much! It made me feel giddy! XD I will try to make more stories like that! I know. I was like, "What the heck is that?" And my expression was: o_o It must be a good world. I want to try visiting that world. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this chapter~! :D
So… let's start chapter 9, shall we? :3
My Girlfriend is a Cyborg, But I Don't Care
by – yiseunggi
Note: I've been listening to a lot of Kaito songs. Byakkoya no Musume and FLOWER TAIL is soooo good! Bucchigiri-P and yuukiss uses Kaito like magic! *o*
Big Al stood outside in the cold weather standing besides the entrance. He didn't bother coming inside. The owner of the cyborg didn't know why he chose to come. He didn't even feel like coming in the first place. The tall man chose to come only because the young prince left behind two invitations during his last visit. It would be considered a disgrace if he didn't accept. After all, not everyone gets accepted to a royal party every day.
"Al?" His creation walked up to him from behind when Big Al didn't make a move. "Is there something wrong?" she asked.
When the tall man slowly turned to face the cyborg, he felt ashamed. He felt ashamed only because of their clothing. As he watched the other guests make their way inside, he compared theirs to his and almost decided to go back to his cabin where fashion didn't matter.
"Al?" the cyborg said again, her robotic hand clinging onto the sleeve of his black uniform.
"Nothing." He replied, watching the area around him.
Across the square, there was a fountain with a statue of a golden sheep, and groups of servants working together to bring in the last bit of decorations for the party. He saw guests and friends greeting each other as they passed by, heard the bells chiming, telling the world that it was time to get on with life.
Big Al thought the bell was right. It was time for him to get on with his life.
The prince was in his room getting ready. He wasn't getting ready to go out and meet the guests. Instead, he was preparing the final touches for his final plan.
"…and wait in my room. Do you understand?" the young teen said to the two maidens sitting on his bed.
"No problemo~ that sounds easy." SeeU looked pleased at the simple request she was told to do. Besides her, Iroha nodded in agreement.
"Are you sure it's going to work?" Tonio inquired.
Piko acknowledged with a nod. "I'm sure it will."
"It better work!" Iroha exclaimed.
Busy, busy, busy. Piko thought. He paid no attention to the others as he sat on a chair in front of a mirror looking at his reflection. The young prince saw his reflection once and gazed into his eyes. Smiling, he thought, What kind of trouble will I bring today?
There was a sudden knock on the door and it opened without anyone giving permission for it to do so. As the door opened, it revealed a certain girl already dressed in her party gown. She wore her hair into two long pigtails and wore a hair band with the Aoki's signature blue gemstone on top. Her blue and white gown hugged her tiny waist and flowed down to her feet like a flower. The girl standing next to the door was cute; but the frown on her face lowered her rank.
"Are you done with your fitting?" Piko asked, not bothering to get up from his seat.
Lapis nodded once and advanced her way next to Piko. Her hands curled into two tiny fists next to her side. The look on her face not only amused Piko, it made him wonder how a girl he knew for a short period of time could create an expression like that.
"Is there something you need to say?" asked Piko.
The little girl breathed in and let it out on the count of three. When she felt steady, she said, "I… I want you… to…"
"I… I…" Lapis anxiously shook whether or not she should make her move.
While Lapis shook nervously, Piko sat in his chair unconcerned. Her actions bored him. To him, it was uninteresting and a waste of his time. "I know you're not mute."
The Aoki daughter stepped back in surprise just as Tonio was about to come end the awkwardness around the couple. Even though Yuuma was blind, he knew what he had to do and restrained Tonio from getting in the way. The young Aoki princess was still startled by his words. But she let it not bother her since she knew the fault was hers. She breathed out and tried again, "I want you to help me."
Piko mischievously grinned as he slowly turned around to face her. "Help with what?"
"I don't… I d-don't want to get m-married…"
"Is that all?"
"Lapis," Piko snapped then calmed himself when he caught Tonio's eyes pleading him to relax. "Tell me what you really want."
The gentle girl was still shaking from surprise. "M-money." She finally said. "I want money."
"M-my father… he n-needs them."
Piko sat in his chair calm as before but his mind was racing with different thoughts. Something was wrong with the picture. It never occured to him that Lapis would ask him a favor. A favor of money. Here's a girl, bright as day saying all she wanted from him was money. It somehow amused him as if he was putting random pieces of puzzles together to create an odd picture.
"I don't want to marry you." She said again, braver. "I only want the cash." Lapis stood tall and stiff waiting for his response.
"Okay." The silver haired teen answered after a while. "You go out and enjoy the party. I already have everything planned out."
"Already?" Lapis asked as she twiddled her fingers wondering what she should say next. But when she couldn't think of anything, she nodded sincerely and made her way out the door.
"Tonio," said Piko. "What time is it?"
"Half an hour until six." Was the butlers reply.
"SeeU, Iroha," he grinned. "Are you ready?"
The two maids nodded and made their way out the door. After Piko checked the pockets in his tux, Piko and his remaining two companions went out and into the hall where the party was being held.
Piko always wondered why people wasted a long hour of their time getting ready for a one night party. He leaned against the wall next to the exit as he took a sip of his cold drink. The party didn't start but the hall was clamorous. The women wore their highest heels and the men wore their most expensive suits. He stood next to Yuuma watching Tonio slowly dance with Prima in the middle of the dancehall.
It was then when Piko started to wonder why human beings existed.
It made him wonder why humans treated poorly to one another. Why waste money buying gowns you'll wear for only one night when you could give away to the people in need? Why not donate? Piko started to wonder if he was one of those people.
As if on cue, the orchestra finished their piece and when Gakupo walked down the gleaming, polished halls, the entire building pulsed as if a God were about to a pay a visit. Piko smirked when he caught sight of Gakupo wearing the top hat he bought at Eden. It didn't perfectly fit his image but it soon would.
The orchestra played another piece when Piko saw Sir Aoki prating and the look of the guests when they couldn't find a way to escape from his endless chattering. It amused him what this party could do to people. But he became more amused when he reminded himself that he knew something others didn't. It was undivulged.
Piko began to skitter around the room when he caught sight of Iroha standing on the second floor waving to him. He nodded to her and paid attention to where he was going so the young prince wouldn't bump into anyone. He saw Lapis sitting nervously at a table and laughing uneasily when people came up to talk to her. Sir Aoki was a feet away from her talking to men wearing fancy suits and trying to create contracts with people all over the world. He passed by Ring who looked very tired as she looked around the room muttering, "Where's SeeU and Iroha?" And for a quick second, Piko felt sorry for her. He knew they were supposed to be catering at the party but instead, he ordered them to do something else.
He made his way through the crowded hall nodding at the guests who greeted him. When he caught sight of a tall man with brown hair standing awkwardly in the crowd not knowing what to do, and a girl wearing a simple white dress standing next to him, Piko beamed and created a path toward them.
"Hello," he said, eyeing the two guests.
"Hello," the tall man responded. Big Al and the cyborg bowed once and showed him the invitation. "Thank you for inviting us."
"Are you having fun?" Piko joked.
"We... we just arrived."
Piko eyed the duo with his usual expressionless eyes. He caught site of Miki and viewed her a while before turning back to Big Al. "If you want, we can go somewhere quiet."
"Yes, follow me." Piko turned around and headed for the stairs that led to his room. Big Al glanced around wondering if he should follow or not. But in the end, the tall man and his creation decided to follow the young teen. After all, talking to someone you know in a quiet room is better than standing alone in the crowded hall feeling left out.
Piko led the way as Big Al and Miki followed closely behind. The aura between them was filled with tension but no one dared to do anything about it. At one point, Piko stopped the silence and said, "I want her."
Immediately, Big Al sighed a tired sigh as he replied, "I already told you my answer before. You can't have her."
"I believe I already told you my past. I promised myself. I will not repeat my mistake."
"Not all promises can be kept." Said Piko, halting where he stood. Piko turned around to face the duo with one hand resting on a door handle next to him.
"There are certain ones that are necessary to break."
Big Al huffed with dismay. "I told you, I won't."
"Oh?" Piko grinned as he slowly began to open the door. "Are you sure?"
"Dad!" a childish voice from inside the room halted the grown man from talking anymore. Big Al watched with disbelief when he saw someone running toward him from inside the room. He saw a small smirk grow on Piko's face as the young teen stepped aside to let Oliver hug him. Big Al didn't hesitate to do the same.
"Oliver." He spoke, unable to calm his voice from the surprise.
"Dad, I missed you!" Oliver hugged, not letting go.
"How did you…" Big Al stopped when he saw a certain blonde widow inside the room. To Big Al, she was beautiful as when he first saw her. She looked sweet wearing a simple white dress. She wasn't just beautiful, she was very beautiful. "Ann…" he breathed. When the tall man realized what was happening, he pushed the boy out of his way and stepped back in sadness. Big Al didn't feel as though he had the right to speak or even make contact with his wife and son. The mistake he made many years ago reminded him that he shouldn't go near them.
"Dad?" Oliver said, frowing as he reached to make contact with his fathers sleeve.
The man walked backwards with the staccato steps of someone carrying a load too heavy for him. Oliver let out a sudden twitch of surprise when Sweet Ann placed her delicate hand on the boys shoulder. Even Piko was surprised and stepped backward when he found Sweet Ann standing besides Oliver and himself.
"Al," the mother of the boy spoke calmly. When the lost spouse didn't reply, Sweet Ann took one step closer to the man. For every step she took, the man imitated her by stepping back. Big Al couldn't run away from his family forever. He was caught when his back made contact against the wall. Now this time, when she approached him, he didn't move. Big Al didn't dare make eye contact with anyone. Instead, he looked down at his worn-out shoes. Sweet Ann's face didn't reveal any emotion when she looked at Big Al.
"Stop," Big Al muttered. "Don't come any closer."
Sweet Ann didn't listen to him. She took another step forward.
"Ann." Big Al spoke, his arms behind his back from embarrassment. "I…"
"Idiot." She whispered, not able to hold in a tear she secretly kept any longer as she leaped to hug him. "You dummy!"
"I... I can't-"
"Daddy," Oliver spoke as he approached and tugged on his father's arm. "I missed you."
"He's right." Sweet Ann cut him off, finally letting go of the grown man. "I... I missed you."
"James misses you too. He's at home waiting for you to come home." Said Oliver. "I told him you were coming back home tonight."
"Al," Piko spoke from behind Oliver. The three family members shook with surprise as they remembered the prince and his companions were watching their every move. They stood from tallest to shortest as Piko eyed the tallest member of the family and said, "You know your mistake and paid the price. Your sin is forgiven. Everyone makes mistakes."
"Girly man's right," shouted Iroha, smiling from inside the room. She plopped on Piko's bed with SeeU as she shouted, "learn to accept!"
"Accept?" the grown man whispered, looking utterly confused.
"That's right." Piko then turned to face Sweet Ann and nodded at her.
Sweet Ann stood straight and mouthed something. Oliver looked at her pleadingly for support as she placed her hands on her face to hide the red cue forming on her face. "Will you… come back?" She whispered.
The grown man standing next to her didn't know what to do. He no longer felt ashamed of his rank and didn't care about anything in the world. He couldn't decide the right words to say next. "Can I?" He asked.
Sweet Ann nodded as she slowly began to reveal her heated face. Her face wasn't red from anger. It was red from embarrassment and hope. Both Big Al and Oliver grinned knowing what it was.
"I promise not to be a bad father." He said. "I promise I won't make the same mistake."
"Then it's settled."
The family smiled at each other until someone coughed from behind. The family looked back to see Piko again but this time, he was annoyed. "Al," he started. "You have your family back. Shouldn't I get something in return?"
"W-what?" Big Al stood in shock, a little annoyed by the disturbance. "Miki?"
"I…" the grown man stopped to watch his family and his creation standing next to him. He was lost in his mind until Oliver tugged on his shirt. Big Al nodded and knew what to do. He let go of Oliver and turned to reach for Miki. "What do you think?" He asked the girl. "Do you want to stay with Piko?"
The female cyborg turned to face Piko and then back to Al's family. A second later, she tiptoed to reach Al's height and whispered something in his ear.
"Well then," the man said when Miki finished. "I guess it's final." He turned to face Piko with a warm smile. "Piko, please take good care of her."
Piko grinned as Iroha and SeeU began to cheer and run to hug their lost friend. "Oh," he began. "We sure will."
Big Al and his family turned to leave which left Piko and his friends behind. When SeeU was hugging Miki, Piko grabbed Iroha by the arm to make her face him.
"What?" She said, unpleased by the disturbance.
Piko cracked a smile when he said, "Just a minute ago, you called me girly man instead of girly boy. What happened?"
The Hello-Kitty lover pouted and crossed her arms. "Nothing. I thought you deserved it. It's just a little promotion."
"A "promotion?" I'm amazed a girl like you knows that word."
"Hey! What's that supposed to mean? Huh?" Iroha began to payfully punch Piko as the others watched them smiling. While everyone in the room smiled with joy, Piko didn't join the fun. He wasn't in the mood to be celebrating. Even though his plan was a success, now there was only one chore left to do.
SeeU, Iroha, Tonio and Yuuma headed back to the dancehall to do their job while the maids awaited their punishment. Piko stayed back in his room alongside with Miki. In the room, Piko leaned against the closed door as Miki stood next to him standing still as always waiting for a command from her master. There was something Piko couldn't figure out. Even though he met the cyborg before at certain places here and there and won the battle against Big Al, it bothered him how she hadn't spoken a single word to him since the day she once left.
"Miki," said Piko.
Piko half expected her to answer a quick yes but the girl didn't reply back. Instead, she gazed into his eyes waiting for him to go on.
Piko sighed as he looked back at her. "Why," he started. "why are you not talking to me?"
She still didn't reply.
"Is it something I did?"
No one knew for sure if the cyborg was installed to hold in certain emotions. If one had to guess, they would think the cyborg was trying to think of something. A plan. The android went straight to her masters desk to grab a notepad and a pen scattered on his desk and came back to him and quickly started scribbling furiously on the notepad not stopping for a second to think.
Master did nothing wrong.
Her actions surprised Piko but he didn't show it. He calmly said, "Are you sure?"
Piko crossed him arms. "Then why aren't you saying a word to me?"
The cyborg seemed to think for a second before writing again. This time, she took her time placing each character on the paper.
Master ordered not to talk.
The prince reread the words written on the paper a few times in shock. I... ordered her not to talk? "When?"
When Al came to retreive me. Miki pulled the notepad away and scribbled more onto it. Master also commanded me to follow Al.
Her sweet words she wrote to him amazed Piko. He snatched the paper away from her and looked down at the floor. It never occured to Piko that he went on a crazy adventure just to get her back because of the words he spoke without knowing. But now he fixed everything. Or, at least, almost everything.
"Miki," he commanded. "I order you to speak to me again."
The cyborg grinned as she replied a sweet answer, "Yes."
Grinning, they went back to the dancehall where the party was held on their own pace. Piko knew he couldn't lose her again. There still might be a day when Miki would leave him and he wouldn't be able to save her. So that is why Piko chose that time to cherish the moment when they walked to the dancehall together as he courageously reached his hand over to hers to hold her hand and walk besides her.
Piko sat down with a slice of cake as the three maids began to cater trays filled with glasses of wine. He watched Miki doing her job as he slowly took his time taking tiny bites of his cake. Piko took his time until a sound of a spoon ticking against a wine glass made him swallow in surprise, and for a second, he felt a wave of anger because of one reason: he didn't get to savor the last bite of his cake.
It was almost comical how quickly everyone took their seats. People who sat next to Piko and Lapis congratulated the soon-to-be-couple. When the waiters and waitresses began to place trays filled with goods from the kitchen to the tables, the guests couldn't wait to taste the food. The smell of roasted vegetables, the savory meat, the crisp greens, and creamy cheese filled the air and people were dying to get a bite of it.
Gakupo and Sir Aoki came up to the stage, both smiling as if they held the world in the palm of their hand.
"Thank you for coming." Said Gakupo, tilting his top hat to the side. "I would like to thank everyone who took time off from their busy schedule to attend our fancy party."
"Will Piko and Lapis join us up in the stage?" the Aoki father ordered.
Both did what they were told as the crowd began to cheer for the two children. Piko noticed Lapis feeling uneasy as she began to go up the stage first. After she did, he followed her dauntlessly up the stage without a care in the world.
"To Piko and Lapis," Gakupo smiled, raising his chalice to the air. "The future leaders."
Sir Aoki repeated the toast, but neither of the couple sounded delighted.
Time went by as the crowd either ate and chatted with one another or danced in the dance floor. The whole time, Piko sat in his chair watching his guests and the movement of his family. There are many things a person must be able to do. The polite manners are essential. The ability to stay calm in any situation is a must. But sometimes, the most important thing a living being can do is watch and wait. And that is what Piko did. He watched and waited until he decided the time was right.
When Piko felt the majority of the guests starting to get drunk from drinking too much, he took that time to gallantly go up to the stage with Tonio and Yuuma following close behind and cue to the orchestra to stop playing their harmonic piece.
"Excuse me." He said loudly, watching the guests. "Like my father said earlier, I would like to thank everyone again for coming." A series of claps and whistles filled across the room which made him grin with pleasure. "I hope you enjoyed the party tonight. However, before you leave, I wish to tell you all a story. But before I do, let me ask you something. Sir Aoki," he began. "Do you want me to marry your daughter?"
The Aoki father boomed with laughter and gave two thumbs up. "Why, of course!" he shouted. "It's my dream to see you two together! Don't they look lovely together as a couple?" He said to the tables around him. Up on the stage, Piko winced but grinned doing so.
"I'm not sure if you want your daughter to marry to a family even poorer than you already are."
The crowd stopped talking altogether and some even dropped their utensils.
"Poor?" one guest shouted, laughing. "That's unreasonable."
Some people dared to join in as Piko sighed and pulled out a small envelope from his pocket.
"I've always wondered how it's like to marry to a poor family. Two poor families living together under one roof. Isn't that wonderful?"
Sir Aoki blushed red with anger as he stood up violently from his seat and shouted, "What nonsense!"
Piko grinned slyly. "But it's true."
A wave of gasp filled the room as Sir Aoki waved it away. "That's not true. We are-"
"Why not be honest for once and tell us all why you really want us to get married?" Piko smugged. "A good father would listen to his daughter's wishes. A father who cares about his own daughter would know that Lapis certainly doesn't wish to get married at a young age."
"Lapis!" Sir Aoki cried to his daughter. "It's not... it's not true! We- I mean, you-"
"Your home was a very interesting visit. I've never seen a royal owning a big house without many servants. In fact, I believe I only met one when we last visited."
"Th-they were on vacation!" Sir Aoki argued. "We... everyone needs a break."
"Oh?" Piko sighed with pity. "Is that so? Then would you be kind enough to explain to me why your daughter came into my room a few hours ago and practically begged me for money?"
All eyes slowly started to shift from Sir Aoki to Lapis. Lapis, who was sitting on her chair, was looking at the ground in shame with her cheeks turning to the color of crimson. Whispers filled the room when Lapis didn't repsond to her father or talk back to Piko denying everything the young prince just said. Piko knew the Aoki family was going through a hard time. He knew they were in a bigger trouble than they already were thanks to him for exposing their secret. That was when he decided he had enough and shifted the topic to the main course.
"Some might say Gakupo is a good ruler." Piko started. "However, I disagree."
It was quiet by the time Piko started to open the letter. And when Piko lifted a small picture in the air to show the crowd, the room was filled with silence no more. It turned loud. It was unbearable. In the picture, there were two adults smiling at the camera while one carried a small child in her arms. One of the adults was Gakupo but with shorter hair. The other adult carrying the small child wasn't Luka. It was just a look-alike of Luka. Her long golden hair reached down to her waist, smiling at the camera with her piercing blue eyes as she cradled the baby on her arms. Scribbled on the bottom corner of the picture was "Piko" written right underneath it. The guests howled with nonsense not because of the child. It was because of the woman. The the item on her ring finger on her left hand caught the surprise of many guests. The clothes the woman wore in the picture was unspeakable. A simple picture of a woman wearing clothings of black and white. She was a maid. No. She was not only a maid. She was more than that.
"Lily..." Gakupo whispered, shaking violently as he stood up from his seat. The so-called "king" hustled to the stage but stopped when he Tonio and Yuuma worked together to stop the bloodthirsty madman from approaching any closer.
"Once upon a time," the boy began, ignoring the agonizing cries of his father. "There lived a man who was loved by everyone in town. He was destined to be the next leader. The king was innocent and charming when it came to politics. However, what the people didn't know was that he hid a secret from his people. He married in secret. The wife everyone knew as his first wife who came from a bourgeois family. She was a middle class but that was considered safe. But in reality, the first spouse happened to be his former servant. A simple slave labor who no one saw and never knew from the start. What would royals think if they knew a high class married someone from a low level servant? I," Piko announced, pointing to himself, "am one of them. How does it feel to find out your precious ruler lied to you?"
"Impossible!" a female royal exclaimed.
"Married a commoner? A slave?" a male from an elite family cried. "What were you thinking?"
"Now, now, now," with a clap of his hands, Piko grinned as he watched his puppets quiet down to finish his hearing. "I've always wondered. How would you feel if a slave were to step in as the next leader? What would he do? What would he command? Which rules would he change? What would happen to the class structure? Would this have ever happened if the past never started?"
Not one soul dared to say anything as Piko jumped off the stage, ignoring his fathers constant screams, and made his way toward the table Gakupo used to sit. He brandished a knife he found on a table and snickered as he saw the shocked faces of the guests. Piko took the knife and stuck it into Gakupo's half eaten cake when he approached to his table. He watched the horror faces of everyone surrounding around the child as he turned around and started to go up the stairs as if nothing happened. Sir Aoki dropped his chalice to the floor as the assembly began to whisper amongst themselves. King Gakupo worked hard for many years to obtain his high and mighty title. It only took five minutes to drag him down to the bottom.
"Well?" The young prince asked the crowd. "The future depends on what actions you choose to do. What will you do now?"
"Human beings are definitely the worst kinds alive. We care too deeply about our status and how to raise it when we can. The reason why I was kind enough to expose the secret today is because I've had enough. I've had enough living my life filled with countless lies and receiving royalty when I don't deserve it. I was suffocated. I was suffocating because of the lies I've had to keep in to myself for many years. But now I've had enough. I want to be... free."
"Piko!" Gakupo shouted to the young teen.
Before Piko completely vanished, he turned around one last time and snickered at Gakupo saying, "That hat fits you very well."
Gakupo was no longer considered an untouchable god. He proved even people like himself are only human. Like every other human, one eventually loses their innocence.
In the middle of the night after the party, Piko was asleep. Or, to be more precise, he wasn't. The young prince was only pretending to be asleep. The reason why he couldn't sleep was because he knew something was bound to happen. Something was going to happen because of the mad hatter. After hours of lying on his bed, Piko was right. He heard footsteps out in the hall and soft sounds of something growing in rapid speed outside the window. It didn't feel heavy but it sounded dangerous. The door to his room slowly opened and the intruder didn't bother turning on the lights. Piko heard the footsteps approaching closer and waited for the prowlers' action. And when the time came, he felt a pair of hard dry hands closing in on his throat.
"You…" a drunken voice said to him.
The boy with heterochromia slowly opened his eyes to find a drunken man leaning next to him with his hands on his throat. The smell of alcohol spread around the room and oxygen began to vanish as Piko's father slowly started to squeeze his tiny throat. Normally, this would scare a person when someone is trying to murder you. But Piko stayed calm in his position. He knew fate finally arrived. But the fate wasn't his. One second, Gakupo had his hands around the boys' throat, and the next, Tonio appeared out of nowhere, standing next to him with the kings hands cupped together swiftly as if he was going to arrest the king himself.
Piko grinned when he realized that his plan worked. He knew Gakupo was going to do something that night so he had ordered Tonio to hide under his bed to hide until Gakupo came and fell into his trap. Piko watched Gakupo struggle to free himself from Tonio's grasp until he noticed he was starting to have a difficult time breathing and the floor he was on was slowly starting to heat. His eyes slowly turned to outside his window and widened in dismay when he caught sight of a mass amount of a light color blowing madly against the window. The young teen sat on his bed frozen in surprise until the answer came to his head. The crowd from earlier realized what they needed to do. They were killing their ruler. The treaty has been broken. However, in Gakupo's mind, nothing was over. Murdering the evidence was the best way to be judicious.
He quickly started to wonder what was going on in Gakupo's mind as Miki suddenly appeared in his doorway and ran to her master. She grabbed his hand and started leading Piko outside without him ordering her to go. He watched Tonio do the hard work and force Gakupo to go outside with him.
Gakupo tugged and pushed without a care in a world what people would think if they saw him in his current state. "No!" he screamed, eyeing Piko with his blazing red eyes. "You're going to die here with me. You're not going to escape!"
"Let go of me! Do you want to be arrested? I'm a king! I have the power to control everything!"
As they succeeded in managing to reach the first floor, there was a soft sound of a boy crying. A boy was in the middle of the room surrounded by flames coming from every direction.
"Master," said Miki, pointing to the lost boy in the middle of the room. "There is someone there."
"Ryuto!" Piko shouted but the little boy didn't answer. Ryuto stood in the middle of the blazing fire, crying instead of finding a way to escape. The sight of him angered Piko. Why is he standing in the middle of nowhere when he should be escaping? Then what happened next startled him. Miki, without him giving her a command, let go of his hand moved away from the group to save the lost boy.
"Miki!" Piko cried but Tonio managed to stop him from going anywhere. Tonio had both his master and the king captured in his strong arms and led them outside. Piko watched Miki the whole time as he went, but before he made it safely out the door, the last sound he heard was Ryuto screaming and a series objects dropping down from the sky. He regretted letting her go. His warm hands turned cold when the temperature outside made contact with his hands.
The young teen found the two maids and Yuuma already outside as Yuuma softly whispered in Iroha's ear, trying ease her from the pain. SeeU stood on the other side with her hands locked with Iroha's and carefully watching for other survivors from the fire. When the time felt right, Tonio let Piko go and the young teen watched people with every shapes and sizes gathering buckets of water to clean out the blazing fire. Only the children and a few adults seem to be quivering from fright, unable to move. He silently watched them standing and not do anything to help. Then, Piko thought of something uncanny. To Piko, that word, fright, sounds impossibly beautiful, gloriously uncomplicated. He had a very unnatural mind indeed.
There was something strange about the fire, but Piko wasn't exactly sure what it was. Everything in sight was sere. He found himself holding in a smile as he looked at all the sad faces around him. Then he thought, "Should I be worried, too?" But it was so unexpected, so bright, and, for the moment, so unexplainable that he prized the moment.
However, it is not considered prized if someone was missing.
"We have another survivor!" a fireman yelled as he and a group of men ran toward the burning house to retrieve a lost boy. The boy was Ryuto. When Piko saw Ryuto by himself, he knew something was wrong. For a second, he felt a jolt of hatred. He made his way toward his younger brother and grabbed his arm; causing the little boy to scream in pain.
"Where's Miki?" the silver haired teen wanted to know.
"Where's Miki?" Piko said again, but this time, it sounded more urgent.
Even Ryuto, who never once seemed to care about his brothers feelings, seemed to notice the harshness of his brothers' voice as he let out a small cry saying, "Inside."
Without a second thought, Piko ran toward the house ignoring the guards ordering him to stop. His feet moved on its own without him knowing. Piko brushed past the entrance swiftly as a fox. The fire was hot and warm with the air around him turning deadly contagious. He saw various objects scattered around the floor and broken into little pieces. Eventually, something seared his arm but Piko kept going. Not one part of his body seemed to be able to rethink of his actions as Piko managed to run toward the middle of the hall where his friend laid still, not moving an inch.
The cyborg looked up at the caliginous dusk when she heard her name. They saw each other and didn't say anything else. Sweat poured all around his body as Piko tried to breath for oxygen rarely scattered around in the air. He watched the cyborg not say anything as he noticed a small amount of her body burnt and slowly melting due to overheat. Miki was deformed. She was an object no longer needed, but no matter what she does or looks, she somehow managed to look beautiful in Piko's eyes.
"Miki." The master said again.
"Ma…s…ter." The lone cyborg replied, slowly reaching her hand to her owner.
"Miki!" Piko shouted, ignoring the cramps in his body as he placed his knees on the ground to reach her height. The pieces of wood burned his bare hands as he tried to free her from the fallen stacks of tables. "You're... g-going to be... f-free."
By the time he managed to free his friend, the first thing Piko did was grab her hand. The warmth he wanted from before finally entered his hand again. A single tear rolled down the prince's cheek and it caught him by surprise. Piko never cried. He stood unguarded holding onto the androids hand in shock. What shocked him even more was when the girl used her other metallic hand to brush away the tear from his face, leaving behind a mush of black dirt from the fire. They faced each other without a word as the cyborg made the next move and kissed his cheek as she pulled him in for a delicate hug.
"Master, please do not be sad." She said, her voice slowly dying.
"Master, should we head outside?" The cyborg asked, slowly standing up from the ground.
Piko nodded as he helped her up. And when she finally did, they both turned around and did what they had to do. As every second passed, more chaos entered the broken mansion. Small pieces of the ceiling slowly trembled down, then, slowly, more began to join. The rest of the night continued to pass with the cycle continuing. Eventually, the madness ended and the air slowly began to bring back the oxygen it needed to recover.
The whole world heard of the dreadful news and people began to gossip and murmur amongst themselves of the burned mansion and the lost people. Most importantly, they began to argue who should be the next leader. Eventually, the word died out and no one dared to speak of the day ever again. It slowly turned into a day where people reminded themselves of the traitors in the world. No one knew exactly where the prince and the moppet went. Some thought they died in the fire but some disagreed and argued they managed to escape and flee to another country. However, what they did know for sure was the fact that the prince will always be next to his friend and companion, the cyborg.
My Girlfriend is a Cyborg, But I Don't Care finally finished!
I was rereading the past chapters and I was surprised. In my authors' notes, I write a lot. I know I write long sentences but I didn't know I write that much. o_o
Be on alert for a new SeeUxSeeWoo story coming soon~ I got this amazing idea while I was in school today and I feel like I need to publish it soon. I guess you should wait for three stories to come out anytime soon! :)
So… is this goodbye? NOOOOO that's not true! I'm sure we'll meet again when I create new fanfics or if I review your stories! :) I hope we meet again~ ^^