Departing Tomorrow Part Two: Last Farewell
Hi guys, sorry about the really late update. I've been dead tired lately. I apologize sincerely. By the way this is this is the last chapter for this series, but I promise the another one will come out!
P.S. Thanks for all the support guys, I really appreciate it! No words can express how grateful I am!
I do not own Oreimo; all rights go to the creator.
Finally back home and with me right now is Midori. Currently I am getting death glares from... drum roll... Kirino! No surprise, right?
"Why did you bring her here?"
"She has her reasons... besides, you wouldn't believe me if I said them right?"
"Hey, hey, Kirino, there's no need to get hostile..."
Kirino looked displeased; naturally that would be the normal reaction.
"Don't worry Kirino, she won't be here long, she'll be here for just a day or two."
"A lot of things can happen in two days... especially with you living here..."
"Hey! What's that suppose to mean?!" I actually know what she means...
"Onii-san... you really are shameless..."
Two minutes... I can't get two minutes with out someone saying I'm a perverted person... I'm definitely home...
The door from the living room opened, and my mom was standing by it.
"Ah, Kyousuke you're home! Oh? Is this Midori?"
"Yes! I'm Otohime Midori, nice to meet you!"
"Ah! I'm Kyousuke's mother, it's very nice to meet you!"
My mother took a glance at Midori and smiled.
"My, my you are very beautiful just like Kyousuke told me"
"Mom! I didn't tell you anything!"
Midori blushed heavily and lowered her head in embarrassment.
"I know, but I know you were thinking about it" My mother giggled a little bit before continuing on.
"Well you two must be tired from all that shopping. Why don't you two freshen up a bit? Dinner will be ready soon."
"Kirino, can you take Midori to the bathroom?"
"Eh? Why me?"
"Would you rather have me do it?"
Kirino's eyebrow twitched.
"On second thought I will... don't want you doing anything dirty, or showing anything dirt either..."
What would those dirty things be anyways? I don't have condoms laying on the freaking bathroom floor...
Kirino turned away and went upstairs.
"Midori follow her, she'll show you where you sleep and bathe."
"Midori, over here" Ayase beckoned her, and they both walked upstairs.
"Hey, hey, Kyousuke."
"Isn't that the presidents' daughter of the record company you're in?"
"Yes, why do you ask?"
"Are you two dating?"
"I guess you could say that..."
"Kyousuke... you sure bounce back fast..."
"Nah?! Hey, mom what was that supposed to mean?"
"...Nothing" she held covered her mouth and giggled while walking back to the living room.
I took a deep breath than breathed out. I made my way back to my room as I heard the shower turning on. She must be taking a bath right now.
As soon as I walked near my bed I hit the covers. Huh? Something smells nice... I smell some tropical fruits... smells familiar too... it smells like the shampoo I use... hold on...
I opened one of my eyes...
Midori stood over my head, with only a towel on...
"M-M-Midori?! What are you doing here?!"
"You're bathroom ran out of soap, and I couldn't find it..."
"I understand, but why did you come into my room? You could have asked Kirino!"
"Ah! You're right! It's just that you're the first to come to mind..."
Hearing that, I couldn't help but feel a little embarrassed...
"Ok, ok, just go back in the bathroom and I'll leave it outside the door, just hurry and go before...?" I felt a tingling sensation... my sister sensors are tingling... and leaned my body to the right...
"You freaking pervert!"
I got knocked to the ground... I see some ducks flying around...
"What do you think you're doing?!"
"Ow... damn that hurt..." I held my right cheek that was red in pain, "This isn't what it looks like!"
"Um... Kirino-san I just came in here to ask where the soap was... there's no need to get violent" Midori sounded very sincere... ah... the only girl who hasn't caused me internal or external pain...
"Then you should have come to me... who knows what this monster would have done to you?" After saying that, Kirino grabbed Midori's hand.
"Go back in the bathroom; I'll get it for you"
"Ah, thank you!" Midori walked away with Kirino, "Bye Kyousuke"
Midori waved and as did I.
I can never get a break... Well I might as well go back for a power nap...
"Hmm...?" I slowly opened one eye and I saw Ayase standing beside my bed, "A...Ayase? What are you doing in here?"
"Um... Onii-san... I need to talk to you for a while."
"Oh, ok... but make it short, I don't want Kirino bursting in here again."
I turned on the lights in the room and sat down near my desk.
"So? What did you want to talk about?"
Ayase was fidgeting with her hands a bit before talking.
"Onii-san, are you really going to leave Japan?"
Ah... as expected...
"No need to beat around the bush... You're correct I intend to leave Japan."
"Even knowing that you and Kirino might not see each other?"
"I am fully aware of that..."
Seeing her expression, I know that she's worried about our relationship... Ayase... I'm grateful, but... this is something we need to figure out ourselves...
"Ayase... I know what you're trying to do... to tell you the truth, leaving my family and Kirino behind isn't the easiest thing in the world."
"Then stay here!"
"I can't... I can't..."
"Leaving, is something we all have to experience, not matter what it is... you can't keep on relying on your parents for every little thing."
Man... I did not want to have this talk... but I can't avoid it forever...
"I hate to say it but, Kirino needs to know how to be independent. If I know Kirino can be independent, that's good enough for me, but right know she needs to learn it, and so do I"
"Sorry... I said all this stupid stuff to you... just forget about it."
"Everyone, dinner is ready! Hurry and come down!"
Between me and Ayase, we were completely silent.
"Ayase, we should head down stairs."
Ayase didn't reply, she just nodded her head.
When we left the room, right outside the door was Kirino and Midori.
"...You pervert what were you doing with Ayase in your room?!" Kirino's right arm shot out and attempted to punch me.
Sadly for her, I wasn't in the mood to take a beating. I caught Kirino's punch with my hand, much to her and Ayase's surprise.
"Nah?! You blocked it?!" Kirino was completely shocked by my sudden change in reflexes.
"Kirino, you went over your limit of hitting me today, so no more hitting." I said it very calmly as I left the hallway.
"He seems kind of weird right now...! Did he do something to you Ayase?"
"No, no Kirino we just had a little small talk, that's all!"
"Kirino-san why do you always think Kyousuke is a pervert?"
"Eh? Well that's because he always ends up doing something perverted, and I can't trust him when he's around other girls, you never know what might be going on in his small brain of his!"
I peeked a little bit from behind the wall of the staircase. I over heard what Kirino said about me, but I wasn't really fazed about that. It was Midori's expression that I was focused on. She looked worried for some reason.
I opened the door to the living room, and the first thing that came into sight... Was a table filled with food! It was like a home mini buffet or something.
"Whoa! This is amazing!"
"My, my, thank you!"
"Is this a special occasion or something?"
"I guess you can say that. After all you and Kirino managed to get into bog companies in Japan, and we hadn't had a chance to celebrate."
Heh... We sure do have the greatest parents, I heard even my father was secretly proud of me.
I got into my seat and the door behind me opened.
I turned around and saw the three girls looking in amazement.
"Mom, did you make all of this?!"
"Wow, this all looks delicious! I can't believe your mother made of all of this!" Surprisingly Midori was also quite intrigued.
"Ok, come on everyone sit down!"
Everyone took their seats and they began eating.
"Ah, yes! Midori-san."
"You are the daughter of the record company that my son is in correct?"
Hm... For some reason I don't like where this is going...
"I just like to ask, but when will he be leaving?"
Why would you ask that now?!
At that point Midori placed her eating utensils down. She looked like she didn't want to answer.
"To tell you the truth Kyousuke and the others will be leaving much, much earlier than expected."
"Oh? Where will he be going?"
"Kyousuke and the others will be flying to Europe... tomorrow..."
I turned to Kirino, she stopped eating, and she looked emotionless. Was it really too much of a shock for her?
"Eh?! Tomorrow?! Do the other two know about this?"
"Yes they do... they knew a bit earlier in fact..."
"Then why were we told this last second?"
"Honestly, Kyousuke already knew about this as well, right?"
My parents turned to me, and Kirino turned her eyes towards me as well.
"Is this true Kyousuke? You knew about this?"
"Then why didn't you tell us?"
"Would it matter? I found out about this just yesterday... telling you now or tomorrow it wouldn't change the reaction all of you would have right now."
I'm never going to live this down...
"I'm not hungry any more..." I picked up my dishes and put them in the sink, "It's my turn to clean the dishes today... so tell me when everyone is done."
Ayase turned to Kirino who was staring into the food on her plate.
When I went to my room, Ayase from behind grabbed the back of my collar.
"Onii-san, how could you do that?! How could you not tell Kirino?!"
I forced my body forward and her grip let loose of my shirt, and I turned around.
"Did you hear me down stairs? I heard about this yesterday, today or yesterday or tomorrow, it wouldn't have mattered."
"So you were planning not to tell her at all?!"
Now I'm just getting irritated.
"Then... why don't you tell me what I should've done? Tell her yesterday and have her think about it for the next two days? Maybe tell her today and let her think about for a day? Or even tell her tomorrow which leaves her thinking anyways? All these outcomes are the same... and it's not like I wanted it to turn out like this..."
"But you're going to Europe! Who knows how long that will be?!"
"Then you're telling me to not go, stay here?"
"Whats wrong with that?!"
Why doesn't she get it?! I'm probably going to sound like an asshole, but either way I lose here...
"If I stay here, do you think Kirino will be happy? Or would she think that, because of me I couldn't live my dream?"
"If you put it like that, I don't know what the answer is..."
"If I stay here... what will happen to Yoriko and Densuke? Can I really just run away, and all our hard work would have been for naught?"
"You just sound selfish!"
"Everyone is selfish!"
Ayase was startled by my sudden raise in voice.
"Don't you realize how tough this decision is?! My relationship with my sister finally improved! I spent all my life creating music with my best friends and I finally got a chance in doing what I love... then tell me! What should I do?" I couldn't help but let a few tears slip by... This is probably the first time I had ever cried in front of someone.
Standing outside the door of Kyousuke room was Midori, who looked saddened.
"I can't do this... Kyousuke... I'm sorry..."
Midori was about to break into tears as well, until someone stepped in front of her.
Like Midori, she looked sorrowful as well.
"Can I talk to you outside for a bit?"
Outside in the backyard of the Kousaka's house, Kirino and Midori were sitting on the wooden platform eating some ice cream.
"Kirino-san... is this about Kyousuke leaving?"
Right there Kirino twitched, and also upon hearing that her expression became even more painful to watch.
"Yes... I want Kyousuke to go; it's a good chance for him but..."
"But you don't want him to leave you?"
Kirino turned to face Midori.
"How do you-?"
"Kirino-san you are very predictable... I know you love your brother very much, despite you yelling at him a lot. The truth is... you just don't want girls around him, unless it you, right?"
Kirino began turning red.
"N-No of course not! There's no way that's possible!"
"Yes, yes... so dishonest aren't you?"
While Kirino was looking away, Midori went on her phone and began to text someone.
"Kirino..." Midori tapped Kirino's shoulders and gave her a little notebook.
"It's a rating..."
Midori pointed upwards of the notebook. Kirino's eyes followed, and it widened when she got to it. Midori began giggling.
"No need to be shy, just rate it out of ten, show me, and you can keep the note book."
Kirino nodded and wrote down the rating, and reluctantly showed Midori the note book.
"My, my... hehehe... Kirino, I didn't know that about you..."
"S-shut up! You're the one who told me to write it!"
"Well... at least you were honest with you feelings... albeit only writing down in paper... next time, you should say it in person... right? Kyousuke?"
Kirino turned around immediately and saw Kyousuke red with embarrassment.
Kyousuke was knocked out cold on the ground, with Kirino's whole face red and steaming.
"Hmm... this didn't work out as I thought it would have..." Midori walked up to Kyousuke positioned him up straight in a sitting position.
"Ow... Kirino you're punches sure have gotten stronger..." After a few minutes when Kyousuke regained consciousness him and Kirino were sitting next to each other.
"I really didn't think you think about me that way... it's touching... yet kind of creepy..."
"S-Shut up! Stop reminding me..."
The two stared into the night sky.
"I'm going to miss this... staring into the stars on a beautiful night like this... and the interactions with everyone here..."
"To think... me and Kirino are actually having a nice time together right now... with out any yelling or hitting..."
"Take out your hand..."
"Just do it!"
Like she was told Kirino took out her hand. Kyousuke reached in his pocket and placed a piece of paper on her hand.
Kirino opened her eyes and saw the piece of paper.
"What is this?"
"Take a look"
Kirino unfolded the paper, and her eyes completely widened, and she began smiling like crazy.
"T-T-This is... is it even possible?!"
"Yeah, a winner ticket for the ultimate edition one to one scale meruru character set... the only one too."
"H-How did you get this?!"
"Ah! Today when I was shopping with Midori, we ran into the creator of Meruru... she was shopping actually."
"WHAT?! You met her?!
"Yeah, turns out she was a huge fan of mine, and when I told her I had a sister who loved the show, she gave me this ticket. She told me this ticket is hand picked by her, so guess what? You're her pick"
"Thank you, thank you, thank you!" Kirino sprung onto me and hugged me tightly.
"Oi, Oi! Not so rough! You're going to choke me out!"
After that event the two headed up back upstairs.
When Kyousuke grabbed his door knob, Kirino pulled on his shirt.
"Can... Can... Can I sleep in your room?"
Hearing that Kyousuke didn't feel surprised at all, instead he smiled, like he knew she would say that.
"Sure, why not? Maybe you should tell the other two first though, just to clear up any misunderstandings."
"Yes!" Kirino smiled brightly and hurried off to her room.
Kyousuke went into his room and set up a futon on the ground.
Kyousuke was expecting Kirino, but instead Midori stepped in.
"Midori? Is there something you need?"
"Well, Kirino told me about your little sleep over, and I must say, she looked quite happy about it as well."
"Well... I'm sure you know that's she's hiding her pain inside."
"I'm well aware of that. Just remember when you comeback she will be bothering you non-stop."
"To tell you the truth, I'm actually looking forward to that, despite how weird that sounds."
Midori looked at Kyousuke oddly.
"What? Did I say something weird?"
"No, no. Ayase was right, you are a siscon"
Kyousuke flinched upon hearing that remark.
"I'm not a siscon!"
"But Kirino is also a brocon... right?"
Kyousuke, for some reason sighed in relief.
"Then, I should be going back now... See you tomorrow!"
Midori and Kyousuke waved goodbye. When Midori opened the door and stepped out, she turned to her right and smiled.
"Ok, Kirino, he's all yours!"
"W-What do you mean by that?!"
Midori walked behind Kirino and pushed her into Kyousukes room.
"Good night!" Midori closed the door.
The atmosphere in the room was kind of awkward.
"K-K-Kirino, did you hear all of that?"
"I-I didn't hear anything!"
"Ah... what a horrible liar...if your blushing that much, I know you heard it."
Kirino looked on the floor.
"Who's that futon for?"
"Me of course, I can't let you sleep on the ground, besides you'd probably kick me off the bed anyways."
"You don't have to sleep on the ground"
"Then where do I sleep?"
"On the bed"
Kyousuke had a confused look on his face.
"Then where do you sleep?"
"On the bed too"
"Then who's sleeping on the ground?"
Kirino's eyebrow twitched in annoyance.
"Geez! Why don't you get it?! We both sleep on the bed!"
Kyousuke mouth opened wide in shock.
"Hey, hey! Don't say it out loud!"
"It's not like it's the first time anyways..."
"Well those times you sneaked into my bed... and then I woke up in the morning and found out... this is total different ball game..."
"Then you don't want me to sleep here?" Kirino looked disappointed, and being the good brother he is, he decided to let this one go.
"No, it's alright we can share the bed together, if that what makes you happy."
Kirino hugged Kyousuke immediately after.
At around 11 o'clock the two were sleeping on the bed. Kyousuke was completely knocked out, while Kirino was staring at his sleeping face.
"This is probably the first time I ever seen his face this close before..."
Kirino started breath heavily and her cheeks began to turn red. Her face got closer and closer.
"Aniki..." Her lips were an inch away from touching Kyousuke's.
"This is wrong, this is wrong... but it feels so right..."
Kyousuke made a sudden movement, and it startled Kirino and she moved head back. She looked disappointed, with the outcome.
"I was so close too!"
Kirino looked back at Kyousuke. All of a sudden Kyousuke giggled and let out a small voice.
That one word set off Kirino.
"You're the idiot!"
~Next Day Haneda Airport~
"My, my... I'm so proud yet so sad..."
"There, there, Natsume-san... don't feel bad, Yoriko will be back before you know it!" Kyousuke's mother was trying to comfort Yoriko's mother, while the fathers looked like they didn't give a damn.
"Things are going to get quieter, right?"
"Ah... It's a good break from the chaos, but I'm going to miss it a little"
"Whoa, Daisuke, you've changed a little, did something happen?"
"Yes, many things have happened."
"I see, I see."
"Hey, Kyousuke! We have five minutes before we depart, you need to do anything?" Yoriko pointed at Kirino.
"Can you come with me for a second?"
Kirino nodded and followed Kyousuke to a photo booth.
"What are you planning?"
"Come on just come in, I don't have much time left either!"
Kirino came into the photo booth.
Kyousuke looking around the choices chose the one photo option, which was also the biggest one as well.
"Are you ready?"
"Oh and by the way... I know what you tried to do last night..."
Kirino turned red immediately.
"Y-You told me you were sleep talking!"
"Well, I wasn't..."
"You stupid brother, I hate you!" Kirino shot out her right arm and attempted to punch Kyousuke.
Kyousuke easily dodged the punch and grabbed her arm.
"Don't misunderstand alright? Ms. Brocon" Kyousuke pressed the photo button, and brought Kirino's face to his is.
The photo was shot, and Kyousuke immediately grabbed the photo from outside.
Kirino's face was in shock and was completely embarrassed.
"I-I... I... I kissed him?!"
"Kirino take this..." Kyousuke handed the picture over to Kirino, whom quickly grabbed it.
"W-Why did you do that?!"
"You were about to kiss me last night but you couldn't, so I kissed you here"
"Were siblings! You know that right?!"
"I know, but that didn't stop you from trying to kiss me last night, right?"
Kirino looked down at the picture, and smiled.
"This is fine...I'm ok with this"
"Flight 266 to London is now boarding, please present your tickets to the flight attendants, thank you!"
"Bye, mom, dad! Thanks for taking care of me for all these years!"
"No, no! I'm happy to have such a great son!" Natsume hugged Yoriko tightly.
"Alright, mom don't worry, I'll make sure to visit whenever I can"
Beside Yoriko was Densuke who was on a phone call.
"Ah, mom I'm leaving right now... alright, I'll meet you there"
"Haha... turns out my sister is flying to London for business from Hokkaido; she'll be arriving the same time as us."
Everyone was saying their good-byes to their families.
"Mom... Dad, I don't know what to say to you..."
"There's no need to say anything, just know that we are very proud of you!" Kyousuke's mother embraced her son, and so did Kyousuke.
"Hmph... you better not disappoint the name Kousaka over there..."
"Ahaha... I'll make sure I won't"
Kyousuke finally turned to Kirino.
"Well then Kirino, I guess this is goodbye, until I come back"
Kirino looked like she was about to cry.
"When you come back... you'll come with me to Akihabara right away, you got that?"
"Yeah! It's a promise!" Kyousuke hugged Kirino, and she returned it.
"Alright, come on guys!"
Everyone's family stood back as they watched the three boys walked into the airplane, and gave there last farewells.
On the airplane, some thing fell out of his pocket.
"Whats this?" Kyousuke unfolded the piece of paper, "This is... from yesterday...heh, thank you, Kirino..."
The note had a question written on that's says:
How badly do you love your brother?
That answers is...
He's the world to me, no one else can compare, and no words can express how I feel. He's the best brother I could have ever asked for!
"Really... Thank you so much Kirino..."
Thank you everyone for reading this story. I can't believe is finished, but don't worry the next one will be out, so keep an eye out!
The title for the next one is:
Secrets x3: European Style!