Pairing(s): Mei x Yamato, Asamicchi x Kenji, Aiko x Masashi, & Megumi x Kai
Rating: PG 13 (language, possible suggestive themes)
POV: 3rd Person Omniscient
It was a sunny February day in Japan, almost around that time of the year, Valentine’s Day. All of the students at Toumei Public High School have pre-spring fever. Especially since just about all the school has someone in mind when they listen to the number one song in the charts. The song is a little over a minute but its message is beautiful.
Yesterday even if we didn’t say enough,
And misunderstood each other,
I don’t want to give up,
I want to understand.
Sometimes I want to me alone,
Even if I journey my heart is not satisfied,
Then I realize who is important to me.
Every day, things will not always go well every day,
All the joy I felt from those few words you gave me,
I will always remember.
Mei Tachibana was an anti-social and clumsy girl before she met Yamato Kurosawa, after that the rest was history. They fell in love and she was actually happy, she made so many friends and they helped discover who they really were. The lovers have suffered a lot throughout their relationship but that just made their love even stronger. Everywhere they went they were admired. They were Toumei’s well known couple. They had so many supporters. They were also friends with the other couples that were identified throughout the school. Like Asamicchi Oikawa and Kenji Nakanishi. They fell in love when Mei helped Kenji confess his feelings to Asamicchi. He was always there for her. He loved her for who she was, because most guys she knew liked her for her body. Kenji was beyond that, he’s always had feelings for Asamicchi.
Not to forget Aiko and Masashi, Aiko was overlooked by many boys because of her body. She was described as chubby by all, except Yamato, he was her closest friend and he helped her with a lot of her body issues. Aiko lost 20 KG for Yamato to be her boyfriend, he refused; although damaging her body’s physical appearance she found Masashi. He’s the only guy who liked her when she was chubby.
There was a relationship brewing this Valentine’s Day season. They just didn’t know it yet. This story focuses on Kai Takemura, he was Yamato’s fried in middle school but moved due to the constant bullying that he was suffering. He had feelings for Mei, but they died out. Megumi Hayakawa was the transfer student who happened to be an amateur model. She had strong feelings for Yamato but was rejected several times by him. She also suffered cyber bullying when her career kicked off. Kai was there for her but she rejected him. He’s not the type of person who takes no for an answer.
It was a surprisingly warm day in Japan; Mei was at work at the bakery. This time of year was the busiest. A regular at the bakery just walked in. Kai usually comes in and greeted Mei before he went to pick up his sweets. But today he just looked around. He then asked for anything and everything that was fat free, sugar free, carb free, gluten free, you name it. Mei thought it was odd but she went with it. She told him all that they had. He didn’t buy anything, he ordered in advanced for Valentine’s Day. Mei thought she should tell Yamato but she realized that Yamato would only make it worse for Kai. She would wait and watch knowing of his previous feelings for her.
Days would pass when Mei didn’t see Yamato; she didn’t want to be suspicious because it had led to misunderstandings and coincidences in the past. She went with her gut and kept on going on with life. Mei had to prepare for their Valentine’s Day group date anyways. She wanted it to be perfect, or as close to perfect as she can make it. She had to go shopping with Asamicchi and Aiko. Mei texted them plans to go on the seventh and a backup plan to go on the eighth if someone couldn’t go on the seventh. They actually had fun like a montage in one of those chick flicks with the three best friends.
Megumi was busier than ever for Dessert’s Valentine’s Day Issue. Dessert is one of the biggest magazines out there for girls. She had feelings for Kai but ignored them when she broke down and briefly stopped modeling. But lately she’s been dreaming of him. She was very confused about her feelings so she sought help from a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist told her that there were feelings for Kai and ignoring them makes the dreams worse for the psychiatrist had seen this case numerous times. Megumi was told to just go along with the dreams, soon it will go away. If you come across the boy don’t push him away.
Kai called in to the bakery about his advanced order and gave an address to Mei over the phone; it wasn’t her address so her suspicions sort of died out in an instant. She didn’t recognize the address so she asked Yamato since he knows his way around. “I think its Megumi’s address, where’d you get it again?” Yamato asked “Kai called into work and placed an order to be dropped off to that address. He also said to drop it off and run as soon as I ring the doorbell. I’m guessing he has a secret thing for Megumi.” Mei told “That’s normal for Kai; he was always shy around girls he liked.” Yamato said
Valentine’s Day rolled around and Mei had to deliver the package about an hour before her group date. She followed Yamato’s directions and found Megumi’s house. She dropped off the package but saw the little card was missing. She saw it on the stairs; she quietly went to the card and read it since she didn’t write it. It was an anonymously sent but she knew it was Kai. She called Yamato and asked if she should ask; Yamato said ‘Why not?’ So after delivering the sweets she texted Megumi and then Kai; she said to dress semi-formal and meet up at a certain place so they can walk to the restaurant.
Yamato picked up Mei from her house and they walked together to the meeting place. Mei gave Yamato some cookies she made with the help of Nagi, Yamato’s younger sister. “The cookies are great.” Yamato said. Soon after they reached the meeting place Asamicchi and Kenji arrived. “Mei-chan what did Yamato get for you?” “He gave me a flash drive with his cover and own version of that popular song that everyone’s been listening to. Asamicchi, what did Kenji get you?” Mei asked “Oh, he got me a bunch of miscellaneous things. Like a few doodles, poems, the key necklace I’m wearing, and a gift certificate to the spa, it’s enough for 3. So you, me and-” she said as she was cut off “Hey, sorry I’m late.” Aiko said walking over with Masashi “Wow Aiko, you look so pretty.” Asamicchi said in a shocked tone.
“What are we waiting for?” Aiko said in an annoyed tone. “We’re waiting for Kai and Megumi, I invited them.” Mei said “Well little miss dessert better hurry up, I’m hungry.” Aiko said “Aiko!” Asamicchi said as Megumi came. “Hey, sorry I’m late. I was just trying to look nice. Are we waiting for someone else?” Megumi said. “We’re waiting for Kai: he should be here any moment anyways.” Mei said. “Oh crap, I’m so sorry I’m late.” Kai said as he ran towards the meeting spot “Megumi, you look nice.” Kai said as he was catching his breath. “Well since we’re all here lets go.” Asamicchi said.
They went to the fancy restaurant and realized that no one made a reservation. Even Megumi doing the famous person routine seen in a lot of sit-coms didn’t do much. A table was open at 2 PM but next year. So the 8 friends went out to get burgers, at least the people at the burger joint weren’t ‘stuck up’ according to Kai. They walked in and seemed unfitting to the setting of the fairly uninhabited burger joint. They got a lot of food because they prepared to split the expensive bill. Apparently they ate too much and soon regret eating that much after.
“To think we look really nice for a burger joint.” Yamato said. “Oh well, at least we had fun, right?” Mei asked. “Yeah, I guess so.” Kenji said. “It was weird but a good weird.” Asamicchi said. “I liked it.” Aiko said. “It was fun.” Masashi said. “It seemed like a failed delivery, right Megumi-chan?” Kai said “Hmn? Yeah, it kinda was; but I had fun.” She said as she smiled. “It wasn’t too failed to me.” Mei said “But it failed our plans Mei.” Asamicchi said in a somewhat whiney tone. As they walked the uncrowned shopping plaza
“I’m gonna call it a day.” Asamicchi said “I’ll take you home.” Kenji said as he walked with her. “Masashi, take me home.” Aiko demandingly said “Sure, love.” Masashi said in a flirty tone. “Yamato, I have to go home too.” Mei said as she yawned. “Whoa, Mei-chan I can tell.” Yamato said as he winked. “Not like that you pervert.” Mei said as a deep red blush had appeared upon her face. “You guys have fun but not too much fun.” Yamato said to Megumi and Kai before he left and carried Mei princess style. She fell asleep in his arms. Yamato carried her home. He carried her purse and took the keys out and opened the door. Yamato placed Mei in her bed. Yamato watched Mei sleep, he fell asleep on the floor curled up with Marshmallow, Mei’s cat, and it was quite an adorable sight to see.
“Kai, can you walk me home?” Megumi asked as she began to blush. “Sure, Megumi are you wearing blush or are you really blushing?” Kai asked obliviously. “It’s the evening fog, can you hold my hand, we might get separated in the thick fog.” Megumi said as her blush got to a deeper shade of red. “S-Sure, Megumi-chan.” Kai said as he began to blush as well. They walked about halfway to Megumi’s place but it was the farthest from anyone’s so it took a while to get there by foot. “Kai I’m tired.” Megumi said. Kai without any hesitation or regret carried Megumi similarly to how Yamato carried Mei. Megumi wanted to say something but she liked the feeling of Kai’s arms; she finally found warmth and happiness. Megumi fell asleep in Kai’s arms. He finally reached Megumi’s house and checked to see if the door was open, and it was. He placed her in her bed, and gently pecked her forehead. He locked the door and left to go home. Megumi was still awake; she lay in her bed remembering the feeling of Kai’s warm embrace and slept like that. She dreamt of Kai again but this time with no problems. Actually she was happy to be dreaming of him. ❤