Me: Hello everyone~! It's been some time since I updated this story and I'm really really sorry about that. Been busy with school work and stuff. I'll try to stick with my schedule but I'm still struggling so don't be surprised if I haven't updated for two months alright? Well here's chapter 9!
Hippo: ArtsyNinja3 does not own anything except for her own characters and the plot.
Me: Also, I would like to thank 8232nyc for the brilliant idea~! Now on with the story!
"Everything has to be perfect, boys. I'm counting on you guys," Kaito said seriously to his group of friends. He also called Rina and Hanon up to join.
"No worries! Leave it to us!" Nagisa, Daichi and Kengo exclaimed, punching their fists into the air. Kaito looked at them worriedly.
Masahiro saw the look on his face and said, "Don't worry Kaito. I'll make sure everything goes as planned." Rina nodded along with him. Though she was hesitant at first, she wants Luchia to be happy and she knows that Kaito would never ever hurt her again. If he does, he would have to find a really, really good hiding spot or else, she'll hunt him down. Rina had an evil glint in her eye while she gave Kaito an eerie smile. Kaito smiled nervously back at her as if he knew what she was thinking. He quickly checked his watch.
"Ok guys! It's show time! Get into your positions!" Kaito shouted. "Disperse!" he yelled and everyone ran off in different directions. He himself quickly changed into his suit and went to his position. All that's left is for the main guest to arrive.
I was hanging out with Kukai in my room, just fooling around, laughing and most of all, playing cards.
"YES! I won again!" I shouted with glee as I reached out and grabbed all the fake coins in the center.
"Not fair! You cheated!" Kukai shouted at me, not admitting that he just lost to me at "Texas Hold'em".
"How can you cheat in 'Texas Hold'em'?" I countered with a raised eyebrow.
"I don't know! Maybe you did those fancy magic tricks with the card shuffling and all," Kukai said, pointing to the deck of cards next to me.
"Kukai, just give it up. There's no way you can win against me in this game."
"No! I demand a rematch!" I shook my head as I put all the things away, before lying down on the floor and staring at my ceiling. Kukai finally calmed down before joining me. Suddenly, I had the urge to tease him.
"Say, when are you going to get a girlfriend?" I asked while trying to keep a straight face. I failed though. The corners of my mouth were slowly lifting into a small smile. Or you can call it a smirk.
Kukai blushed. "Shut up! As a matter of fact, I already have a girlfriend," he said confidently after his blush faded.
"You do know I meant a girlfriend, no a girl who's your friend right?" I replied with an amused smile.
Kukai blushed like a tomato. "I-I knew that!" I just laughed at him before I yawned and dropped onto my bed.
"I'm tired," I stated as I snuggled into my bed.
Kukai followed after me and flopped onto my bed beside me. "Hm...me too," he mumbled.
"Wake me up when it's dinner," I said under my breath.
"No promises. I'll probably be having a sweet dream by then," Kukai whispered. And that was the last thing I heard before falling into a deep slumber.
Rina and I only had one task to do: get Luchia to the beach. You might think it's an easy task but the hard part is convincing the stubborn girl to go to the beach without dropping hints. Rina and I walked over to Luchia's house and made our way upstairs to her room. We opened the door without hesitation, only to find a surprising sight. That is, if you call seeing your best friend sleeping with another guy on the same bed surprising, fully clothed though.
Rina's eyes widened while my jaw dropped to the floor. "Well, that's unexpected," Rina said, still staring at the two unconscious people on Luchia's bed. Luchia was sleeping next to her friend, Kukai, snoring lightly while the boy had an arm around her.
"They sure look cosy,' I whispered."But we still have to wake her up."
"Yeah, I'm on it." Rina grabbed Luchia's alarm clock on her nightstand and turned it to the current time. The clock rang so loudly Luchia woke up with a start while Kukai-kun face-planted on the floor.
"What a graceful way to wake up," Kukai muttered while rubbing his red nose.
"Whatever. Luchia, we need you to come to the beach with us," Rina said.
"Hm? What for?" Luchia asked as she stared at us with her big brown eyes.
"Um..." I thought of an excuse but couldn't find a convincing one.
"Hanon lost her bracelet on the beach," Rina replied calmly. I mentally sighed of relief.
"Oh, ok then. Let's go!"
"Hey Luce, I think I'm just gonna head to the soccer field now, 'kay?" Kukai-kun said as he picked himself off the ground.
"Sure. See ya later!" Luchia called after him as he left. Then, she turned to us and said, "I'm just going to change ok? Give me five minutes." We nodded and got out of her room and sat down on her sofa. After five minutes, Luchia came out of her room wearing a white halter top sundress with a brown belt.
"Come on! Let's go before the sun goes down!" Rina and I nodded and followed after her. It's up to the boys now. We've done our job.
I got the boys working to make everything absolutely perfect. After we finished preparing everything, we waited for the girls to arrive to the beach. My boys were hiding at Maki-san's place, where they will meet up with Hanon and Rina after they leave Luchia to me. I waited patiently for the girls to arrive while going through the plan once again in my head. I really hoped that Luchia would forgive me. But even if she didn't, I'll let her go. It was my fault to begin with.
"But seriously, girls sure do take a long time," I muttered to myself and right after that left my mouth, the girls appeared.
"So what does your bracelet look like?" I asked Hanon as we walked along the beach to where she last saw it. They were walking behind me while I skipped along the sand. Hanon looked uneasy while Rina just kept a face holding no expression. There was silence while I just looked down on the ground, hoping to find something shiny. I turned back around only to find Hanon and Rina were gone.
"Where did they disappear to?" I asked myself out loud. Then, suddenly, a pair of hands reached out of nowhere and covered my eyes. I was prepared to scream when I recognized the owner.
"Shh...you wouldn't want to wake the whole neighbourhood now would you?" That voice! The person uncovered my eyes and spun me around.
"Kaito?! What's going on?" I asked feeling confused as I looked up at him. He was wearing his black jeans that had a chain on one of the sides, and a simple short-sleeved, white dress shirt. He looked as dashing as ever.
"I want to show you something. Close your eyes." I did what I was told and closed my eyes. "No peeking!" Kaito said. I could almost feel his teasing smile. He started leading me with care for a few minutes. Suddenly, his hand left mine. "You can open your eyes now," he said. I opened my eyes and saw candles that were lighting up a path. I turned around to find Kaito, but he already disappeared from my sight. I followed the path on the beach lit by candles and rose petals were scattered everywhere. It was a beautiful night. The sun already set while the moon shone brightly in the night sky. Stars twinkled brightly in the night sky and no clouds were in sight. The candles led me to the cave of the mermaid legend. Legends say that if you burn a candle with the name of your loved one on it, your love will last for eternity. I was feeling nostalgic while jumping from rock to rock towards the cave. I quietly walked in to find candles lit up in different colours, forming a circle. My jaw dropped as my eyes started to tear up. In the middle of the circle stood Kaito, who was looking at the full moon through the hole in the roof of the cave. The moonlight shone down on him. He turned around with a small smile and extended his hand towards me. I walked up to him and he took my hand and pulled me under the moonlight.
"Luchia, I want to apologize," Kaito started. "I was an ass, a jerk to you and I know you probably won't want to date me anymore but I want to let you know that I love you so much." I stared at Kaito's handsome face as a sad smile was soon plastered on his face. Silent tears started flowing down my cheeks but Kaito wiped them away with his thumb for me. "I'm sorry I hurt you so much without realising. Even if you don't want to forgive me, I'll always love you." Kaito suddenly blushed a deep red and turned his face away, "I feel like such an idiot, saying all these mushy stuff but I really do mean it." Kaito turned back to face me, held onto my hands and gave them a light squeeze.
"Will you please forgive me, Luchia Nanami?" he asked desperately with a hint of hope in his eyes. Tears were flowing down freely as I tried to blink them away. I was started to choke up but I needed to give him an answer.
Me: And that's the end of chapter 9! Please don't kill me now but as you can see, the next chapter will probably be the last chapter unless you guys want an epilogue. Please let me know your thoughts! Peace!
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