Chapter 16

"Natsume! Finally I was able to see you. I thought you were gonna ditch me now that the event is up close" she laughed a bit.

I just stared at her face, into her eyes. It was a bit puffy and as I looked closer she looked like she cried all night.

"Something wrong? Why are you staring at me like that?" she asked me.

I held her hand tightly, "Everything all right?" I asked her.

"Yeah. Why wouldn't it be?" she looked at me bewildered.

I shrugged and held her tighter and walked to where her class is to drop her off.

"Hey Natsume, we are almost done with this song. Are you excited to perform it?"

"Maybe" I replied to her nonchalantly.

"Honestly I am excited. Oh before I forget, I've added something on it while you were not around. Why weren't you around anyway?" she asked me.

"Just some business with my parents that are happening. They have some thing planned out for me lately. It actually pisses me off" I lied to her.

"Oh. Whatever it is then you should probably fix it before it is too late" she said sadly.

"Guess so" I shrugged.

We were walking quietly when I felt pain on my shoulders and I gripped it and stopped walking.

"Everything okay?" I heard Mikan asked me worriedly.

"Nothing to worry about. Probably because of too much practicing, my muscles became strain. It's nothing" I said calmly.

"If that's the case then, let's skip practice today. You better head home and rest. I think it'll be better" she said.

"No" I said sternly. "I don't want to miss this practice with you. We are gonna finish this song"

"If you insist then. Here's my class, I'll see you later" she said and smiled at me warmly as she waved goodbye. I raised my hand in reply and headed to my own class as well.

After he turned his back on me to go on his own class, my face fell. I tried so hard to keep up with that cheerful smile. I never thought it would be this hard, but I promised him I'd stay. I won't leave him whatever happens.

"Mikan everything all right?" Sumire asked me as she puts a hand on my shoulder.

"Yeah. Nothing to worry about" I replied to her and gave her a smile.

"So there were rumors around the applied music department" she started.

"Rumors about what?" I asked curiously.


"What about him?"

"There were rumors that she's seeing another woman because he's been out a few days"

"That's not true!" I said incredously.

"Calm down. I know it's not true. I saw how he looks at you. He looks so head over heels" she said dreamily.

"How could there be some rumors about him like that."

"Well there is another rumor about him too"

"What is it?"

Sumire leaned in closer to me and I leaned in closer to her as well as we were sharing a secret that no one should ever hear. "I heard that he's sick" she said seriously.

I tried to laugh as if it was the weirdest thing someone could have said. "Sick? Him? How could that be even possible?" I looked at her as if she grew another head.

"That was I was thinking as well. How could that be true. I mean look at him all well built and charming. I know there was no way that'll be true." Sumire laughed.

"Yeah" I said plainly. They do not know the truth.

"Hey man is it really okay for you to go to school like this?" Ruka asked me worriedly, like always.

"I am okay. Stop worrying. If you aren't my best mate I would think that you have a thing for me man" I smirked at him.

He nudged me and laugh. "I don't know what to do without you man" he chuckled.

"You better get used to it then"

He stopped chuckling and started to look serious.

"Isn't there anything to be done?"

"I am one of those hopeless cases you read on novels" I told him.

"This world is shitty" he cursed.

I couldn't agree more.

A/N: Heeey! I am still alive and I am sorry for leaving you guys with this very short chapter. I have actually done this last month but I was not able to post it because I was on vacation then I had my board examination. A lot of things have happened. :D I am loving 2017 so far!

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