Crystal Tokyo Shorts: The Love Triangle of Venus
Chapter Three – Coffee
Characters - V&A
General disclaimer: I do not own any of the characters in this story.
"I'm glad you could make it," the boyish, silver-haired man stated to the female sitting across from him. A chuckled escaped his lips and he stirred his coffee. "To be honest, I wasn't sure you'd come."
The blonde shot a smile across the table. "What can I say? The hundredth time someone asks me to do something, I can't say no anymore."
"Only a hundred?" he laughed. "I'll have to remember that."
She shifted in her seat and stared out the cafe window, absently stirring the coffee in front of her.
He took a sip before leaning back into his seat, letting out a sigh. "I'm sorry if you've felt like I've been harassing you. That palace isn't necessarily easy to break into, even for an experienced thief like myself." He paused and leaned on the table when she looked over to him, losing the playfulness in his voice. "I couldn't think of another way to get you to come out without doing something stupid and desperate."
"Sending hundreds of bouquets doesn't seem desperate to you?"
He was staring at his coffee, but a cheesy grin shot across his face. "No."
"How did you even afford those? That must have cost a fortune."
He produced a business card from his jacket pocket and handed it to her.
"Talent agency?" she giggled. "Seriously?"
"Better than thief?" He ran his hand through his hair and straightened in his chair. "I saw an opportunity, with something that I was familiar with, and ran with it. It's turning out pretty well."
She sipped from her mug and set it down. "I'm happy it has worked out for you."
"What about you? Still chasing the dream?"
"What? Of being an idol? No. I had a short run at it before every thing happened and Crystal Tokyo was born. It was fun, but a lot more hectic that I had imagined back then. It was nice to have the opportunity, but I definitely prefer things the way they are now."
He nodded. "Speaking of back then..." he paused, detecting the unease that settled over her. Their conversation had been going so well. It was too late now though. The words had already left his mouth. "I'm sorry, you know. We can leave it at that."
"I need to go." She began to gather her things.
"So soon? Listen, I'm sorry. Forget what I said. Please, sit back down. Minako, please."
"That's not my name anymore." Her eyes were cold. "Thank you for the coffee. Have a good day." And with that, she disappeared out the door.
He finished his coffee in silence, his heart aching. But he knew this would not be the last time he saw and spoke to her. After this disastrous visit, his resolve only grew. Two lifetimes now he'd lost her. He was determined not to let it become three.
AN: I haven't decided what Ace/Adonis/Danburite is going to go by yet. I'll figure it out. He may switch back and forth depending on who is in the scene with him. Haven't thought about it too much.
This was short, I know. I have a much easier time with V/K scenes. .