Hello people, I am finally back with another rebel of New Leaf! I hope you enjoy some more from Noel's side! Enjoy!
Rebel Nineteen: Best Friends Forever
Noel had been sitting in the guest room since they returned to Ragna's apartment. Noel had not moved from the bed since she first went in there. She had been pondering the last couple of events that had transpired.
"What is going on here? Who was that man...Bloodedge. Why did he look like Ragna? How does he know my sister? All these crazy things have been happening. I hope I'll get to talk to Mu again soon. I'm still worried about Ragna, though. Those NOL soldiers are interrogating him. I hope he doesn't get arrested. I hope he's not mad at me. After all, he had to save me again. I'm like a helpless maid who can't defend herself."
A teardrop drips down her face and eventually drops to the surface of the bed.
"Ragna...please be okay. Just come back...please..."
Noel hears a knock on the door. "Noel, it's Makoto. Can I come in?"
Noel took a few seconds to respond. "Yes, Makoto...you can come in."
The door slowly opens. Makoto walks inside and closes the door. She sits down on the chair next to the bed. "How are you feeling, Noel?"
Noel stared at the wall in front of her. "I feel terrible, Makoto. Ragna has to save me every time and I can't do anything to help myself. I'm so lucky that Ragna was there every time so far."
Makoto looks down at the floor. "Yeah...I guess you can say that you're pretty damn lucky. But look on the bright side. You're still here with us."
Noel sniveled for a few moments. "I know but...I just wish I knew why all these things have been happening and how I can fend for myself a bit better..."
Makoto sighed. "Noel, to tell you the truth, being kickass doesn't suit you at all."
Noel turns her head slightly toward Makoot. "Why?"
Makoto swallowed her saliva. "Because, that's not who you are. It's true that you might not be able to shit in a situation but you bring something else."
Noel turns back toward the wall. "I bring something else? What do you think that is?"
"That's up to you to figure out, Noel. If I told you, you would never figure it out." Makoto bluntly said.
Noel looks down on the ground. Before she could say anything, the door opens again. Both Makoto and Noel look to see Tsubaki at the doorstep.
Makoto leers at Tsubaki. "Go away, Tsubaki."
Tsubaki returns the dirty look. "Why don't you go since you're the one who's not happy to see me?"
Makoto growls. "You have no right to see, Noel, Tsubaki. You refused to listen to Noel after she told you her story!"
"Don't try to twist what really happened! You know that I listened! I just couldn't believe it! That's it!" Tsubaki said.
Noel's head hung as tears streamed from her face. "Makoto...please stop...I can't blame Tsubaki for not believing me anyway."
"Believing is not the issue here, Noel. It's trust." Makoto stated.
Tsubaki scoffs. "Then trust me that I haven't come rain on the parade any further!"
Makoto's dirty look at Tsubaki became even more dreaded. "Well what is it?! What the hell did you come here for?"
Tsubaki takes a deep breath. "I'm sorry..."
Makoto rolls her eyes. "Oh God..." Makoto rebutted sarcastically.
"Makoto, please be quiet. I want to listen to what Tsubaki has to say." Noel said with somberness.
Makoto turns her back on the two of them. She then retrieves her IPod and becomes immersed in her music world by putting on her earphones.
Tsubaki shook her head at Makoto and sighed. "She always becomes so stubborn that she won't listen to me..."
Noel glances at Makoto before looking up at Tsubaki. "What did you want to tell me?"
Tsubaki takes a seat on the bed next to Noel. "I'm so sorry, Noel. I saw everything. The Ragna lookalike...everything. When I saw that lookalike along with the real Ragna...I was a bit shaken and was worried you could be telling the truth."
Noel looks at the floor. "I'll respect your opinion if you don't believe me. It seemed unbelievable to begin with, anyway."
Tsubaki places a hand on Noel's back. "Noel, your story...I believe it. That incident opened my eyes, Noel. You have my full support. I admit...that I was a stubborn as mule back there. I...was never a fan of all these fantasy world shenanigans. I never believed them to begin with. I always thought that stuff was just make-believe. But now...after seeing that with my own two eyes...I've opened up my horizons to a different level."
Makoto slowly turns her head back.
Noel swallowed her saliva. "What are you trying to tell me, Tsubaki?"
"That I believe that your story is real, Noel. I wasn't a good friend at that time when you needed my support. And for that, I am sorry. This whole incident opened my eyes." Tsubaki softly stated.
Noel looks up at Tsubaki while hunched over, sitting on the bed. Her eyes went a bit wide when she spots something on Tsubaki's eye. "Tsubaki...are you crying?"
"N-No..." Tsubaki timidly stated.
Without thinking, Noel embraces Tsubaki. She softly smiles. "I accept your apology, Tsubaki. Just let it all out. It's good to cry once in a while. You'll get a stomachache, you know?"
Tsubaki started with small sobs. The sobs turned into full-fledged wailing. Tsubaki returned Noel's embrace with a little more tightness in it. "I'm sorry, Noel! I'm so sorry! I was wrong!"
From behind, Makoto joins the hug. Both Noel and Tsubaki took this to their surprise. "Makoto?!" They both proclaimed in unison.
Makoto giggles. "You guys are so cute when it gets fluffy." Makoto tightens her own embrace in the trio of bodies.
"I...I thought you were mad at me..." Tsubaki said to Makoto.
Makoto makes a stern look at Tsubaki. "Yeah...I was. You can be quite an ass when you get anal about something, you know that, Tsubaki? But you and Noel are my BFFs and friends forgive each other. But what I liked about that little soap opera the most was that you admit that you were wrong, Tsubaki."
Tsubaki makes a wide smile and pecked Makoto on the cheek as well as tightly embracing her. "Thank you, Makoto for accepting my apology."
Makoto returns the peck to Tsubaki's cheek. "Don't mention it. We're BFFs, remember?"
Noel puts one arm around each of the two different girl's shoulders. "I'm so happy everything is back to the way it was! I love you both! But still, thanks for having my back, Tsubaki and Makoto."
"You're welcome, Noel. We're here for you. I just wish I was when you needed me back there." Tsubaki said her last sentence with somberness.
"You're here now, Tsubaki. That's what counts." Makoto said to comfort Tsubaki.
"Yes..." Tsubaki acknowledged.
A knock could be heard on the door as well as Nu's voice. "Ragna just came back! Look and see! Look and see!"
Noel gasps. "Ragna!"
As always, thanks for reading! Hope you'll enjoy more to come!
Rebel Nineteen: End