Disclaimer: I have nothing to do with Suzuka, this is just fan based.
Consequences in Kotomari
Yamato told Sasaoka what had happened from the dinner he had a couple nights ago to how he had felt about the things he had go through and deciding to move on his own just to prove to himself. Sasaoka was surprised and was sad to hear the things that had happened to Yamato. He never knew how things were with him as well as his family and how he was treated and shook his head. Sasaoka apologized for the things that Yamato went through and asked if there was something he could do. Yamato simply smiled and shook his and told him not to worry about and that there was no need for him to apologize for he was not part of the problem that Yamato went through. Yamato smiled and then asked what it was that Sasaoka wanted to tell and Sasaoka nodded.
I'm heading to the states again," Sasaoka started, "I got transferred there. I'm actually leaving tonight."
Yamato was surprised to hear the news, "You're going to be working in the states?"
"Yeah, so I figured that I stop by and say my goodbyes."
"Oh, I see, so how long will you be gone?"
"Hmm, well, I don't how long exactly, but probably five to six years."
"Whoa, five to six years?"
"That's right," Sasaoka said with a smile.
Yamato rubbed the back of his head, "I see," Yamato had his thoughts, "This is going to suck for Saotome-san…well, not like I can do much about it, it's not my place to tell him what to do."
Meanwhile Suzuka was with Miki.
"Miki, I told you, I don't want to talk about it," Suzuka said.
"What if I want to talk about it?" Miki replied.
"Will you just drop it, please?" Suzuka asked getting upset.
"Suzuka, I'm really concerned with what happened with you and Akitsuki."
"I don't want to talk about it," Suzuka repeated getting a bit heated.
"So, is it true Suzuka-chan?" Hattori asked as he appeared before Miki and Suzuka.
"Hattori?" Miki spoke surprised.
"Is it true that Yamato moved out of his aunt's building?"
"How did you…?"
"Miho-chan was going on about how Yamato moved out. You two seen him, I want to talk to the guy."
Suzuka frowned and Miki looked away.
"I don't where he lives now but I do know it's a place called the Hirugashi Apartment Complex," Suzuka said.
"The Hirugashi Apartment Complex?" Miki spoke.
"Oh, that place," Hattori said as he nodded.
"Do you know the place Hattori?" Miki asked.
"Yeah, I know the place, I know the guy that own the building. Looks I know where I'm going to go to after school."
"Suzuka, this is your chance," Miki said as she turned to Suzuka, "I'm sure if you talk to Akitsuki, you two can work things out."
"Yeah, what do you say Suzuka-chan?" Hattori asked as he crossed his arms.
Suzuka frowned and then had a sad expression, "I don't know. I just…I just…"
Miki and Hattori sighed in disbelief.
After track practice was over, Yamato head back to his apartment. He was free as his boss didn't have any work for him to do so he was happy and figured he could relax a little for the rest of the day. As he continued to walk and was close to the Hirugashi Apartment Complex, he passed a young woman with long black hair. Yamato stopped as so did the young woman and they looked at each other and was surprised to see each other.
"Honoka-chan," Yamato spoke.
"Yamato-kun," Honoka spoke.
"I—" Yamato stopped himself and decided to leave, "Well, have a good day."
"Wait Yamato-kun," Honoka called out.
Yamato looked at Honoka and he saw that she had a pleading look.
Back at the high school
Suzuka was in her uniform and looked at the sky.
"Why do you always have to be a bitch towards Yamato-kun?" Yui asked.
"What did you say?" Suzuka spoke glaring at Yui and surprising Saki.
"You always do that," Yui countered, "Yamato tries so hard and he tried to make you happy but you're always ungrateful to him. When you two were together, he tried so hard to make you happy, but all you ever did was complain, especially things that were stupid. You never let him explain anything and you just make your own conclusions about him, like when I was ill and was in the hospital, you accused him of not being focused on track when the fact was that he was covering my shift at my family's café because there was no else who could and the café was very busy with customers. You even went as far and said that you 'hated how he's been acting'. What did that even mean anyway?"
"Stop it," Suzuka pleaded.
"Everything that Yamato-kun had done and stressing himself out and put himself in so much grief was all for you," Yui got very angry and gritted her teeth, "and yet you…you…"
Saki and Suzuka were surprised.
Yui continued putting her hand over her heart, "If it was me, I would always be grateful to Yamato-kun for trying so hard and doing his best. I would always be so proud of him but yet you…how could someone like you…someone who's selfish and irrational…"
"You don't really understand anything Yui-chan," Suzuka said very upset.
Yui chuckled a little, "You're right, I don't understand. I don't think I'll understand you at all Suzuka-chan. You must think that you can just insult him any way you want just because you two are not together anymore," Yui pointed her finger at Saki, "that why you went along with Saki and was putting Yamato-kun down," Yui put her finger down, "well, did you enjoy yourself, did you enjoy putting Yamato-kun down?"
"Stop talking like you know what's going on with me right now," Suzuka countered.
"It always about you, isn't it?" Yui countered back with a venomous tone, "you're so damn selfish and it really irritating. I can't stand people like you!"
Suzuka got upset and had her hand on her face gritting her teeth and becoming a bit emotional.
"Damn, damn, damn," Suzuka spoke upset.
"Suzuka-chan," Hattori called.
Suzuka was surprised and looked at Hattori.
"H-Hattori," Suzuka spoke with a strain voice
"Well, how about it?" Hattori asked, "I can take you to the place and you can try to talk to Yamato.
"I…" Suzuka looked down on the ground.
The ladies in Yamato's room couldn't believe what was happening. They wanted to convince Yamato otherwise but it looks as though he wasn't going to be convinced.
"So that's it?" Suzuka asked upset, "You're just going to just run away? Is that your solution?"
Yamato didn't say anything and that just made Suzuka upset at him.
"You're the worst," Suzuka commented and abruptly left to go back to her own room.
"I can't do it," Suzuka said sadly, "I just can't do it."
"Suzuka," Miki spoke as she went to Suzuka, "c'mon, you should really give it a try."
"No, no!" Suzuka insisted, "There's no point, he's not going to want to talk to me. He'll probably demand that I leave his apartment the second I show up."
"You don't know that for sure," Hattori said.
"I do know for sure," Suzuka replied back, "after all, I was a total bitch to him. I've been a total bitch to him for a long time. He tolerated it for a while but now…." Suzuka had tears forming in her eyes, "I'm sorry, I can't do it. I just can't."
Suzuka ran away from her classmates while Miki and Hattori were surprised and stumped in what to do.
Yamato held two cups and put one of them down in front of Honoka.
"There you are," Yamato said.
Honoka nodded and smiled, "Thank you Yamato-kun," Honoka took the cup and had a sip and sighed happily.
"So, what did you want to talk to me about?"
Honoka put her cup down and looked at Yamato as she twiddled her fingers.
"I just wanted to see how you were doing," Honoka said.
"To see how I'm doing…well, I'm fine."
"Well, I…I was surprised you know," Honoka said putting on a smile, "I mean, who would have thought that you would work here in this apartment complex. You really are a hard worker."
Yamato sighed and closed his eyes, "Honoka-chan, how about we cut the small talk and you tell why you came to see me?"
Honoka was shocked with what Yamato said but tried to play it off, "Y-Yamato-kun, I just wanted to see you and talk to you. Is there something wrong with that?"
Yamato sighed again as he shook his head opened his eyes looking at Honoka, "Honoka-chan, it was by your decision that we shouldn't talk and see each other anymore all because you have a boyfriend."
"Oh, yeah," Honoka waved her hand, "that was a mistake. I don't know why I even suggested such of thing in the first place. It was silly of me…so why don't we just forget about and just talk. You have always understood Yamato-kun and I'm willing to be there for you for anything you need," Honoka smiled, "I mean, I'm not like this Saki girl who betrays you for her own amusement and I'm certainly not like Suzuka-chan who just does nothing but complain and whine, who just leaves and not give you a chance to work things out and act like everyone owes her everything."
"Honoka, c'mon now," Yamato said, "Why did you really come to see me? Why have you suddenly decided to forget about what we should do when we saw each other at the café? Honoka-chan, something is really going on here so what is it?"
Honoka was getting nervous and looked away from Yamato's gaze.
"Yamato-kun, it's me Honoka," Honoka said with a bit of strain, "there's no need to be suspicious of me. I admit, I made a mistake, a terrible one and I would like for it to be forgotten so please Yamato," Honoka's face was contorted with sadness, "can't we just start over? I promise I'll be better, I won't hurt you again. I get that I was being unfair so please…please Yamato-kun, I…I don't have anyone else to talk to…" Honoka had tears forming in her eyes, "please…"
Yamato was surprised and confused to see Honoka's face and then he rubbed his head and looked at Honoka.
"Honoka-chan, something happened, didn't it?" Yamato spoke, "Does it have to do with your boyfriend."
Honoka had her hand over her face and tears were streaming from her eyes.
"We broke up," Honoka said, "not only that, my modeling career may be over."
Yamato was shocked again, "What happened?"
Honoka wiped the tears from her eyes.
Flashback: Yesterday, Kotomari Modeling Agency
Honoka was sitting in Misaki's office with Yuto and Misaki.
"All right, listen you two," Misaki said bringing Honoka and Yuto's attention, "right now, with what's going on, I'm going to have fire one of you here or really fire the both of you."
Honoka still had tears in her eyes and Yuto sighed heavily.
"Misaki-san, may I ask how did you find out about us?" Yuto asked.
"I see no reason to tell you," Misaki answered, "I'm very upset with you two. Do you actually think you can ignore our 'no relationship within the workplace policy'?"
Honoka looked down feeling ashamed and Yuto looked at his left frowning.
"Right now, you two have a choice," Misaki said, "either end the relationship or you two can leave the agency right now."
"Ah," Honoka spoke, "I see."
"You want us to end the relationship?" Yuto asked and then nodded, "no problem, I want nothing to do with Honoka anymore. I was getting sick of being used anyway."
"I wasn't using you!" Honoka responded as she was offended, "Stop lying, you came on to me, remember. 'Oh don't worry Honoka-chan, as long as we're careful, no one will find out'. That's what you said.
Yuto got angry and glared at Honoka, "I have no idea what you're talking about," Yuto then looked at Misaki, "Misaki-san, I'm afraid that Honoka-san is compulsive liar. She's just trying—"
"Enough," Misaki interrupted, "I don't want to hear anymore of this idiotic bickering. It's done now," Misaki cleared her throat, "anyway Honoka-san, stay here, I need to talk to you a bit further."
"O-Okay," Honoka said with her head down.
"Okay, that's my cue to leave," Yuto said as he got up and was heading out of the door.
"Oh Yuto, before you leave my office, there's one more thing that you need to know," Misaki said.
Yuto looked at Misaki, "Huh, what is it ma'am?"
Yuto and Honoka were shocked to hear what Misaki had just said.
"Eh? Uh, excuse me?" Yuto asked surprised.
"You heard me, you're fired. It's bad enough that engaged in a relationship with a co-worker knowing full well that it was not allowed but you sat there and right to my face, you lied me, trying to pin the whole thing on Honoka-san. I had already known what was going on and who started this and how it was going. I had hoped you would come clean about it but you didn't and I don't like having liars working for this agency so pack your belongings and leave this building."
Yuto couldn't believe what was happening and decided to plea with Misaki.
"Misaki-san, please, I beg of you," Yuto started.
"Yuto-san, I'm going to give you twenty minutes to get your belonging and leave the building. If you're not out of here within twenty minutes, I'll be forced to have security to physically remove you."
Yuto's eyes widened and tried to speak but couldn't come up with the words and he slumped and left the office.
Honoka was watching as Yuto left.
"Honoka-san," Misaki spoke.
"Uh, yes?" Honoka replied looking at Misaki.
"Do not think you're off the hook," Misaki said glaring at Honoka, "I could still fire you but right now, I'm weighing my choices so for now, you won't be getting any gigs."
"I fired Yuto because he lied to me and because he had been here longer than you so he knew better as he had promised me, you on the other hand didn't exactly promise me and you didn't lie however, I could still fire you and like I said, I'm deciding whether to do so or still keep you."
"I see…" Honoka had her head down in shame.
"Now get the hell out of my office."
"Y-Yes," Honoka said with sadness and stood up, "Misaki-san, I'm so sorry for the trouble."
"I don't want to hear it," Misaki countered, "because to me, it seems like you're sorry that you got caught. Leave."
Misaki opened the drawer from her desk and began to do her paperwork and Honoka left Misaki's office. As Honoka left the office and walked a bit, she saw someone coming towards her and it was a very upset Nana as Nana herself stopped in front of Honoka.
"Nana-chan, I—" Honoka spoke.
Honoka was cut off as Nana slapped her hard, surprising Honoka. Honoka put her hand on her cheek where Nana slapped her and looked at Nana who was very angry.
"How could do this Honoka?" Nana asked angrily, "I asked you if you were in a relationship with someone within the agency and you lied to me about it, you lied to me!"
"Nana, I'm so sorry, I didn't mean to—"
"I told you Honoka," Nana said gritting her teeth, "I told you what would happened and it seems that you just didn't care, didn't you and now, my own career is in jeopardy because I was the one that brought you in. I hear people saying terrible things about me even when I told them that I had no idea of what you were doing."
Honoka felt terrible about what Nana was telling her.
"Tell me, did you really do this to get back at Yamato-kun?"
Honoka was shocked, "What?! No, of course not!"
"Really, are you sure?"
"Uh, um, y-yes…"
"Are you lying to me again?" Nana glared at her friend, "Tell me the truth!"
"I…I wasn't…I just…I just…" Honoka looked away ashamed.
Nana looked down, "I suppose it doesn't really matter anymore."
"I told you to be mindful and that whatever choices you make, it could affect the agency and the people who associate with you."
"Nana, I'm so sorry, I didn't mean for this to happened," Honoka said with sadness.
Nana looked at Honoka, "I know you well Honoka-chan, you agreed to be in a relationship with Yuto. You did it just so you wouldn't feel hurt if Yamato-kun had rejected you since you asked him when you were with him at the beach."
Honoka was shocked at the things that Nana had just said.
"It was your way, hurt him before he has the chance to hurt you," Nana shook her head, "talk about cruelty."
Honoka was shocked, "That's not…Nana, that's not…"
"Just admit it, that's what it really was about it, a desperate way to keep yourself from being hurt."
Honoka was starting to cry again, "Nana-chan, please, don't say anymore, please, I'm sorry for what I did but please, don't be cruel about it."
"You're the one who's cruel and now my own career may be over as well."
"Save it Honoka!" Nana interrupted again, "right now, I don't even want to look at you."
Nana walked passed Honoka, leaving Honoka herself shocked and feeling hurt.
"I see, so that's what happened," Yamato said.
Honoka nodded as she had tears form in her eyes and then looked at Yamato.
"Yamato-kun, I—" Honoka spoke.
Honoka was surprised to see Yamato stand up and turned his back on her.
"Honoka-chan, it's true, isn't it?" Yamato spoke, "The reason why you said we shouldn't see each other anymore."
"I…" Honoka had her head down and then she reluctantly nodded, "Yes, I'm so sorry Yamato-kun; I realized that I was being cruel. I was just trying to prevent from feeling hurt and so when Yuto asked me out, I saw it as an opportunity and took it."
"It's amazing that I didn't really thinking about until now," Yamato said, "I mean really, it didn't really make sense but you…at the beach, I get it now that you were being—"
"I'm sorry Yamato, please, please forgive me," Honoka said with sadness, "the people in the agency looked at me like I'm some parasite wondering why I have I not been booted out yet and Nana-chan won't even talk to me anymore," Honoka went to Yamato and took his hand, "Yamato-kun, I—"
Honoka was surprised when Yamato took his arm away from Honoka, surprising her.
"Yamato?" Honoka spoke with eyes widened.
Yamato just looked at Honoka and shook his head.
Honoka couldn't take with how Yamato was reacting to her.
"No Yamato, please, please don't give me the cold shoulder as well," Honoka was starting to panic, "Yamato-kun, please…"
Yamato just looked at Honoka with a neutral expression.
In front of the Hirugashi Apartment Complex
Hattori had his hands in his pocket and looked at the building.
"I wonder how Old Man Hirugashi is doing these days," Hattori said to himself and then grinned, "He'll be surprised when I tell him that hard working guy is my best friend, heh, he'll be surprised I'll right."
"So, this is the place," Suzuka spoke.
Hattori was surprised and he turned to saw Suzuka.
"Whoa, Suzuka-chan," Hattori spoke surprised.
Suzuka looked at Hattori and looked at her side with a nervous expression.
"I changed my mind so I followed you," Suzuka said.
"Oh, I see," Hattori replied, "well, I think that's good. You two should really try to work things out."
That's it for this chapter. Next chapter: Yamato gets a visit from Hattori and Suzuka and Yui decides to make her attempt to have her feelings for Yamato received by him.