Longest chapter I ever had written in two years, hope you guys enjoy~~
also leave your thought down. Also i don’t know what’s wrong with last few line no matter how much I try to put space between they keep connecting together so please forgive me.
Ughh!! What I did!! I can’t believe it, it’s all my mistake. Only if I didn’t date Sakura, I wouldn’t be in this condition today. All this happen because of my stupid brain.
What if Aya become pregnant and her parents find out about us having one-night-stand. My mother will probably kill me or bury me alive.In frustration, I kicked and punched the wall.
“Instead of taking your anger out on the wall,take responsibility for your mistake as men!” The voice startled.
“Kashiwagi-san!!”Standing straight I bowed my head. “What bring you here?”
“To check on your sister.” She replied in a calm voice.
“Take responsibility for your deeds.” She advised.
“I will!!” Nodding her head she walked away toward my mother office. Kashiwagi-san is the inspector who helped Taro and brings her back, she is only one who knows her story, she didn’t help her for money, heck she didn’t even take one dollar from my mother. She always says that Taro is like her own child.
Anyway, just like she said I must take responsibility for it, it was my mistake, I invited her for drink even though she didn’t wanted to drink she can’t reject me cuz she was my friend who were helping me in a hard time.
I have to settle everything down, I can’t continue living like this
. Breathing deeply I wore my school uniform, since I have to talk with Sakura I must reach school earlier than anyone.
After taking my things I grabbed my car keys, and quietly walked outside, unlocking my car door, I hopped in, starting the engine I drove to the school. My chest tightened, my hand shaked with fear.
Arriving at the school I parked my car at the usual spot. Checking my wristwatch I walked into the school. There was still a half hour left for the students to come. Leaving my bag on my seat I stood front Sakura-sensei class and waited for her to .come.
After fifteen minutes of waiting, she finally came. Shocked, she looked at me; I could see the pain in her eyes. I hate myself for hurting her, I broke our promise about never hurting her. I felt anger rise inside me. Ashamed, I looked on the floor as tears threatened to fall.
I felt weak, for not protecting the only person I love. Taking her key out of inside her handbag she unlocked her door and walked in, rubbing my face I took a deep breath and walked in.
I watched as Sakura put her things on the table, and turned her laptop on, she plugged her flash and start working on it totally ignoring me.
Encouraging myself I spoke. “Sakura……..we should break up!!” Her hand froze but she didn’t take her eyes off the laptop.
“Why?” It comes out as a whisper but I heard her.
“Because that’s better for us!” I replied calmly even though I’m suffering inside. My heart was yelling for me to stop and tell her everything, but I know it’s too risky I can’t watch her losing her Job and life.
Sakura turned her head toward me as her eyes bored into mine. “Is this because of your mother?” She asked. “Shawn…….we promised to fight till the end.”
“We did…….but it’s stupid, did you really thought I love you?I was just passing my time with you, now I got tired of you, so please do me favor and forget about me.”
Sakura laughed dryly. “You won’t waste your time breaking up with me.if you were just playing. You just ignore me and pretended to enjoy your life, but you didn’t.”
I closed my eyes sighing, she knew me better than anyone. “Sakura……..please don’t make it harder for me than it already is!!” I begged. Standing up from her seat Sakura stood front me.
I flinched as her cold hand connected with my warm cheeks. Her eyes stared into mine deeply, closing her eyes she leaned in capturing my lips with her, our lips moved in sync, her lips tasted sweet as usual, I would die while kissing them, slowly she broke the kiss and rested her forehead on mines.
“Be happy!” She whispered letting me go and walked back to her seat. Wiping my tears away I bowed my head in respect and stormed out.
The tears continue falling like a storm, I run to the background and screamed letting all the pain out. I continue running until I got tired and fall on the grass. My chest rose and fell as I breathed heavily staring at the sky.
“Are you okay?” Angel like voice asked, sitting up I looked at worried Aya and forced smile at her. Sighing she sat front me and took the napkin out of her pocket and wiped my sweat off.
“Thank you.” I offered her smile.
“let’s go, the class about to start.” Holding my forearm gently she help me to stand up and walked me to the class not letting me go,I felt happy at her caring side.
“Aya…..I’m sorry about yesterday.” I apologized as we entered the class.
“It’s okay, I understand.” We sat on out seat and put our books on the table.
“Aya….” Nervously I rubbed my hands together. “Would you go out with me?” Her eyes widened with shock as she stared me. “As friend!!” I corrected not wanting her to feel uncomfortable.
Her smile returned as she nodded.”I would love too.”
As the day went fast, I took Aya to the park where we ride a bicycle and ate ice-cream, and gave some bread to swan and duck that were swimming on the pond, we had fun, spending time wit her make me forget about Sakura and my mother. We decide to have dinner in luxury restaurant. We order Sushi with raw fish and waited for our food to come.
“I hope you had fun today.”
Smiling, she nodded.
“I’m glad to spend some time with you.”
The waiter came with our food and placed it on the table. I felt hungry since I didn’t eat anything. Silently, we ate our food.
As we were eating, I heard a familiar voice come from behind.
“Yeah, don’t worry about Shawn. I will make sure to control him under me.”
My eyes widened at his words. That bastard. I already had a bad feeling from him when I met him, how can be a bastard like him be my father?
I’m glad I saw his real face before I can put myself into more trouble. Thank God for saving me.
Once we finished our food, I paid the bill and walked Aya to her house. The alley was dark and cold, Aya shivered as the cold wind hit her. Smiling, I took my coat off and put it around her shoulders. Aya murmured a thank you.
We continued walking, when suddenly, Aya stopped. As she covered her mouth with her hand, she ran toward the corner of the street and threw up everything she ate.
“Are you okay?” I asked worriedly while rubbing her back. wiping her mouth with the back of her hand she nodded. Then it hit.
“Are you pregnant?” She looked at me scared and shake her head.
“I don’t know.” Her eyes teared up as she looked at the ground.
“Hey!!” I lifted her face with my thumb and index-finger. “It’s okay, I will buy you the pregnancy test and we will see what the result, don’t be scared I’m here with you.” I give her my best smile I ever can, even though I was worried and scared.
Walking her to her house I run to the drug store and bought a pregnancy test and run back to her house and give her call, few second later she come out looking exhausted. I handed her the pregnancy test.
“Here…..whatever the result come don’t be afraid to tell me, okay?” She nodded and went inside her house. sighing I ruffled my hairs and kick the empty can as I walked back to my house.
Suddenly my phone rang, sighing I took it out of my jeans pocket and answered the unknown caller ID.
“Yo…it’s me Sae…” That bastard.
“Listen…. Don’t ever try to call me again, I don’t need liar father like you!!” Saying this I cut the call off and went to my house.
After finishing some important work, I came home and found everything upside down. The maid was scared as sounds of crashing and glass shattering voices came from Sae’s room.
I can’t help but wonder, has his plan failed? Throwing my bag on the chair, I walked toward his room and opened the door. His room was a mess as he sat on the chair, glaring at the ceiling.
Before I can ask anything, he took his phone out and dialed out a number, then waited for the owner to pick up the call.
“Get ready we have work to do!” Saying this he hangs the call and walked outside. What is he up too?
Shrugging I went to my room, changing my clothes I took a cold shower to cool my mind off and went to sleep.
Next morning I woke up at the sound of someone banging my door, groaning I lazily get out off the bed and opened the door.
“What you want?” I asked Sae while rubbing my eyes.
“She is your next target!” He handed me a photo. “I want you to stay with her and wait for my call.”
“Why?” I asked taking the photo and looking at it.
“To finish her once I call you, and make sure do it neatly don’t leave any suspicious behind.” Saying this he walked away, leaving me shocked as I stared at the photo.
Gritting my teeth I tore the photo apart and throw it in the dustbin. Running my hand over my hairs I walked to the bathroom, after a half hour later I got ready and drove my car toward the school.
“Are you okay? You seem little down?” Airin asked as I sat on a chair and looked around the class searching for my target.
“I’m fine, have you seen Aya?”
“Hmm….. Yeah, I saw her walking to the restroom.”
Getting up from my seat, I walked to the ladies bathroom and found Aya leaning against the wall, exhausted; her face looks pale, and her body got thinner. Suddenly, she covered her mouth and run inside the toilet and throw up.
I raised a brow questioningly as she comes out and washed her face.
“Are you okay?” I asked gently rubbing her back. Forcing a smile, she nodded.
“My stomach is a bit upset, nothing more.”
“Did you go to the doctor?” I asked.
“There is no need for it, I will get well.” Smiling, she walked out, wiping her face with a tissue.
Sighing, I walked after wondering why the hell Sae want me to kill her.
Ignoring my thoughts, I decide to wait for his call. Even though I don’t want to hurt her, I don’t have a choice.
The hardest decision in the life is when you have to choose between your future and past lover. I know many of you will choose future-love but none of us would like to see our past-lover in pain especially when you are the reason behind their pain. I blame myself for acting smart, I should simply ignore him or told my mother about him but no, I decide to warn him which were a bad idea.
After finishing from my usual routine, I walked toward the school since I didn’t feel like driving. I decide to take walk, even though the school was far away, but I don’t care. While listening to my favorite song, I jogged toward the school when suddenly, an unknown call interrupted me. That’s when hell went down.
“You shouldn’t reject me like this, my son!!”
Rolling my eyes, I asked in an annoyed tone, “What do you want?”
“The deed to your mother’s school. Bring it to me!”
“What the fuck?! Why would I give it to you?” Is he insane or what?
“Because if you won’t, I will kill your girlfriend Sakura, who seem to be cooking the delicious food right now in her kitchen.” He grinned.
“What?” My eyes widened, my heart pounded hard, as it will come out of my chest. “How you know that?”
He laughed. “Because I’m standing outside of her house while holding the gun in my hand.”
“W-what?!?! Hey, listen, don’t drag her into this! We aren’t dating anymore, so she isn’t my girlfriend, leave her alone.”
“Okay……then I will kill your Aya. She seems pale as if she is sick, so you better bring me that Deed before I send her to Heaven! You have 24 hours!” I can hear his laughing voice as he hangs up the call. I stood there staring into space. I feel like I’m about to lose my mind, the only thing come to my mind is where I put myself?
I breathed shakily while looking around myself, making sure no one is following me. I put my headphones in my pocket and run toward my house.
All the way, I keep thinking how to deal with him. Getting the Deed isn’t easy as it seems; I don’t even know where my mother put it, I have to do something before he hurt Aya or Sakura. I can’t lose them, I can’t!
Once I reached my home, I opened the door and walked in. My mother was sitting in the living room doing some work. Should I tell her?
“Did you forget something?” My mother asked, not taking her eyes off the paper.
I bit my lower lip looking on the ground. I can’t tell her. If I did, she will find out about sakura and Aya, which isn’t good news at all. I have to find another way.
“Yeah, I forget my English book.” Replying her I run upstair. Finding deed impossible, none of us knows where my mother hides her important thing.
Pulling my hairs angrily I kicked the nearest basket. Taking a deep breath calming myself I straightened my clothes and hair, grabbing my bag I run outside unlocking my car I drove off toward the school, I have to protect Aya and Sakura from him.
The homeroom already had started when I arrived the class, carefully looking around I walked to my seat and sat down. As the Kumi-sensei calling our name the door opened and Aya come in followed by Neechan, she looks so pale, she got dark circles under her eyes, bowing her head she sat on her seat.
“Are you okay?” I whispered as I touched her forehead.
“Yes!!” She replied with a weak voice. I didn’t have to ask her since I already knew by her condition that she is pregnant. I sigh and ruffled my hairs roughly. Nothing is going well.
Seem like I have to take care of everything, but how? To stop Sae I have to give him deed but what will happen if I handed him school deed? My mother will lose her job, our family may go bankrupt. I can’t destroy my family, but I can’t let Sae hurt Aya and my child too. There is only one thing that I can do.
“Guys I bought some Sushi and Takoyaki!!” Taro entered Jori’s apartment with both hands full of food.
“Jurina!!”Jori glared at her girlfriend. “Didn’t you tell Taro to not bring any food with her?”
Giggling, Jurina nodded. “I did!!”
“Then why the hell she bring the entire freaking restaurant?”
Jurina shrugged her shoulders as she dried the dishes, ignoring Jori’s glare.
“I don’t remember hearing any warning!” Innocently, Taro placed the food on the table and start putting them on the table, avoiding Jori’s glare.
Huffing, Jori put cooked food on the dining table and slapped Taro’s hand while taking the food she brought away.
“Eh?! Nande?!” Taro whined as she watched her food disappear inside the closet.
“You aren’t touching that food till you finish this!!” She ordered pointing at the dining table.
“But…..but….none of them are my favorite!!”
“No buts! All of that is junk food anyways. You’re a growing girl and you need to eat healthily.”
“Mou quit talking like my mom~” Taro pouted. “Besides Takoyaki and Sushi isn’t junk food!!”
Jori banged the frying pan, scaring her. Smiling sheepishly, she sat on the table and started filling her mouth with food.
“Ahh~~ so delicious!! How did you cook it?” She asked, forcing herself to finish the food. Jurina giggled while sitting on her chair and start eating her food along with Taro.
Their eating was interrupted by the doorbell ringing. Wiping her hands on the towel, Jori went to open the door.
Quietly, Taro picked up her plate and hid some food inside the fridge.
“Oh Sayanee~~” Jurina greeted and hugged her friend, who hugged her back. While Jori stared suspiciously at Taro’s half empty plate. Taro smiled at her, her mouth filled with food.
“Hey, close your mouth when you eat! And eat slowly, you gonna choke yourself like this!!” Sayanee advised.
Jori smacked Taro head. “Don’t talk while eating.”
Rolling her eyes, she sat on her chair and put food on her plate.
Chewing her food, Taro swallowed it and spoke. “I like eating like this!!”
“Now what did I tell you?” Jori grinned.
Putting her plate on the table, she sighed relief. “Ah~ I’m full~~”
“Also finish the food that you put in the fridge!!”
“Eh?! Food in the fridge? What are you talking about?” Taro asked innocently.
“The food I saw you get up and hide in the fridge to try and trick me.”
“What? Do you have an extra eye or something?”
“Maybe~ Now go get that food out and finish it!”
“Fine…” Taro pouted and sluggishly went back to the fridge to get the rest of her food, grumbling and mumbling to herself.
“So, Sayanee, when are you gonna bring your girlfriend?” Jurina asked wiggling her brows.
“Well….soon!!” Sayanee blushed.
“You’ve been telling us the same thing since last year. When are you gonna commit?”
“Soon, you guys. Don’t worry.”
“Yeah!! Soon!! When we get old and have lots of grandchildren!!” Taro joked.
“Sayanee, I think it’s time for you to introduce her to your family and friends. I bet she wanted to meet your family too.” Jurina advised.
“I know!!” Sayanee sighed. “But I’m afraid… What if my mother doesn’t accept us? I don’t care what others would think, but my mother’s approval is what I need most.”
Excluding Taro, everyone nodded in agreement. They know how much Sayanee loves her mother. After her father’s death, her mother worked hard for her and make sure she had everything. Sayanee swore to God that she will never leave her mother and always obey her, even if it mean to sacrifice.
Jurina squeezed Sayanee’s hand comforting her. “You will be fine.”
Sayanee smiled and nodded. Soon, they were interrupted by Taro’s chewing, turning their faces they glare at her.
“What??” She asked as she felt all the eyes on her.
“Chew more quietly.”
“Oh!!” Smirking, she chewed loudly.
“I feel sorry for the person who’s gonna fall for you!!” Jori joked and high-fived with Jurina.
“Ha ha ha, very funny! Besides, I got no interested in love.” Taro made an X with her arms. “For me, love is only waste of time.”
Jori sighed and shake her head.
“Love is very important!” Jurina corrected her. “I can’t live without the love of my life.”
Jurina looked into Jori’s eyes as they leaned in for the kiss.
“Ewwww!! Stop it, you two! I’m eating here, seriously.”
“Just go get a room,” Jurina said.
“I should be saying that to YOU!!!”
They all laughed as Taro pouted and stood up off her seat, but her hand accidently knocked over the juice glass, causing it fall on Jurina’s coat.
“OH MY GOSH!!”
“Why are you always so careless?” Sayanee scolded her sister.
“It’s not my fault, accidents always happen. Besides, you can wear my coat, since you gonna walk to your house.” Taking her coat, Taro put it around Jurina, who offered her smile.
“What about you?” Jori asked.
“What about me?” Taro titled her head.
Sighing, Jori shakes her head. “Nevermind.”
After finishing their dinner, they washed the dishes and cleaned the table.
“So guys let’s play game!!” Jori asked excited, as everyone finished cleaning.
“What kind of game you want us to play at this time?” Jurina asked while checking her wristwatch.
“It’s more like a challenge!” Jori smirked. “All of us are gonna roam around streets alone and look for any kind Yakuza or Yankee and finish them. Also, we will collect their coats so we can know who is the winner.”
“Woah!! That sounds wonderful!!”
“What will the winner get?” Sayanee asked.
“Anything she wants,” Jori replied.
Nodding in agreement, Jurina wore Taro’s coat, since hers got wet. Sayanee cracked her knuckles, putting her boots on. She walked out, followed by the others.
Waving to each other, they walked toward different dangerous alleyways where they could find all kinds of dangerous people. Since they are street fighters, they don’t fear anything, they fight well and take many targets alone.
Humming, Jurina walked around as she heard fighting sound coming toward the alley. It didn’t take her long to find her victims. Her lips plastered a huge smirk as she saw hundreds of yakuza fighting a lone lady.
Tugging her hand into Taro’s coat, she found a packet of biscuits. That girl always brings food with her, everywhere she goes. Taking them out, she munched on it while watching the lady fighting Yakuza. She waited patiently for the lady to get tired and fall.
After five minutes, the lady fell on the ground, breathing heavily. Throwing the empty packet of biscuits, Jurina walked toward them, taking the coat off.
“What’s so manly about beating up a woman?” She asked while walking toward the girl.
“Huh?! Who the hell are you?” The Yakuza who was about to hit her with bat asked Jurina. Ignoring him, she covered the beautiful lady with Taro’s coat and cracked her neck with a smirk. Quickly grabbing his arm, she flipped him over, slamming her feet into his chest, breaking a few of his ribs.
“Your worst nightmare!!” She whispered, taking his coat and throwing it aside. “One down, nineteen more to go.” Jurina ran her hand through her black hair.
Another one tried to sneak behind her while holding a bat. Jurina roundhouse kicked his jaw, sending him flying towards the car. She moaned at the feeling; it’s been awhile since she had a real fight.
Three rushed toward her while holding bats. Ducking down, she roundhouse kicked their legs, causing them to fall on the ground. Grabbing the bat, she hit them hard and took their coats, throwing aside after emptying them and letting them join the other one.
Smirking at their leader, Jurina moved her bat in sync and quickly threw it toward him. He moved aside, dodging the bat. Rolling her eyes, Jurina continues fighting with his men. It didn’t take too much till all his men were on the ground, yelping in pain while holding their wounds.
From the corner of her eye, she saw their leader escaping. Taking her pocket knife out of her sock, she throws it at him, aiming at his leg. He screamed in pain while holding his leg, then she yanked the knife back out and kneed him in the jaw before slamming his face into the ground.
“Done with cleaning the garbage~~” Smirking, Jurina took his coat and golden necklace away and threw it towards the huddle of the coats. Picking them all up. she made her way toward her girlfriend house.
Jori sighed while roaming around the silent streets, searching for someone in trouble. After a long walk, she finally found two men disturbing an old lady who seemed to be on her way to her house.
“Leave the grandma alone!!” Rolling her eyes, she spoke in an annoyed tone, gaining their attention.
“Hey, look. A beautiful girl to play with.” One man spoke to the other as they walked toward her, leaving the poor grandma alone, who run to her house.
“Hey beautiful girl, would you like to have some fun with us?” he asked with a chuckle.
“Why do you think I’m walking around at this time?” Jori asked before punching his nose, causing it to bleed. His friend stared at him shocked as he grabbed his nose in pain.
“You bitch!!” His friend tried to punch her but Jori dodged it and kicked him in between the legs. Screaming, he held his privates and cried in pain.
“Weakling!!” Jori murmured, taking their coats and walking away.
Sayanee walked around the supermarket, looking for the food while waiting for some robbers to come. Around this time, many robbers seem to try and rob the supermarket.
After half an hour of waiting, a few robber entered while aiming the gun at the cashier who tried to ask for mercy.
“Shut up and gimme all the money!!” The robber yelled, scaring the cashier. Shivering in fear, she started putting money into the black bag that the robber was holding.
Straightening her coat, Sayanee stepped closer to the cashier, causing the thief to aim the gun at her.
“Don’t move!!” He hissed.
Sayanee shrugged, raising her hands in the air. Smiling, she moved her hand quickly, grabbing the nearest bag of chips. She threw it at his face and grabbed his hand, twisting it, causing the gun to fall out of his hand. Sayanee kicked the gun, throwing it far away and kicked his stomach. Groaning in pain, he held his stomach and kneeled down.
Chuckling, Sayanee gave him one last jab at his jaw and took his coat off and walked away.
Crossing her arms over her chest, shivering from the cold, Taro walked around the house and shops, looking for any kind of victim. But sadly, she didn’t find any.
Sighing, she was about to sit on the stairs of one of the shops when a delicious smell of food hit her nostrils, causing her to drool. Even though it’s been half an hour since she ate dinner, she got hungry again.
Forgetting everything, she skipped toward the restaurant while humming. Through the restaurant window, she saw a chief stirring Yakisoba. Approaching closer, she slammed her body at the window as her eyes sparkled at the food. scaring the chief.
Removing herself off the glass, she walked inside and sat down at one of the tables and raised her hand in the air, calling for the waiters.
“‘excuse me, I’d like to make an order!”
“Hai!!” The waiters bowed as she took her notebook and pen out waiting for Taro’s ordered.
“Bring me a huge bowl of Yakisoba! And Sushi platters and curry bread.”
“H-hai!!” Writing the order down, the waiters walked away and returned with a tray full of food and placed them on the table.
“What would you like to drink?”
“Water will work!” Taro replied, stuffing the food into her mouth and moaning at the taste. For a moment, the waiter mistook her as a homeless person, but from her clothes, she could tell she is from a rich house.
“Don’t worry, I will enjoy!!” Giggling, she continued eating.
Cleaning her last plate, she stared at the roof, smiling and rubbing her stomach. She tucked her hand into her pocket, searching for the wallet, but finding only a credit card. Sighing, she walked to the cashier and handed her the card. After paying the bill, she left the restaurant and walked towards Jori house.
Arriving at the house, she found everyone sitting outside in the garden chatting. She waved her hand and sat down with them. Raising their brow, they looked at her questionably.
“What?” Taro asked confusedly
“Where is the coat?” Sayanee asked.
“What coat?” Taro tilted her head confused. But soon, the realization hit her as her eyes widened. “OMG!! I forget!! The game!!”
“Told you she probably lost her mind with the smell of food.” Jori shook her head in disappointment.
“What is the punishment of the loser?” Jurina asked smirking.
“W-What?! What punishment?! Hey, don’t be unfair to me! It’s not my mistake that I didn’t find anyone to fight with.” Taro pouted.
“It doesn’t matter. You are the loser since Jurina beat the most guys here.” Jori said proudly.
“And the loser’s punishment will be… She will do everything that the winner will tell her to do.”
“Nani?!?! Muri muri muri Zettai muri!! I’m not being a slave.”
“So, Jurina, is there anything you want Taro to do for you?’ Sayane asked smirking.
Jurina nodded. “Of course, there are many!! How about we start with the first one?”
“And what would be that?’ Taro asked, glaring at Jurina.
“Since you said love is a waste of time, why don’t you try to hit on someone tonight?” Jurina suggested. Sayanee nodded in agreement.
“What? No way!! I’m not hitting on any girl. I don’t have interesting to anyone.”
Ignoring her protests, Sayane grabbed her by the shoulders and dragged her outside. They walked to the nearby cafe, looking for any cute girl that would be perfect for her.
“What about her?” Jori pointed at the old lady who was drinking wine.
“Hell no!!” Taro growled, blaming herself for wasting her time over food other than fighting.
“Hmm…” Sayane rubbed her chin while thinking.
“What about her?” Jurina pointed at the teenage girl, who was staring into space with a sad face.
“Nice choice.” Sayane patted Taro shoulder. “Go make her smile and ask for her number. If you win, we will stop your punishment here, but if you lose, we will make you do more things.”
Smiling, she opened Taro’s shirt a few buttons and straightened her bangs.
“Good luck!!” Saying this, she pushed her inside the cafe.
Pouting, Taro tiptoed and approached the girl. She didn’t have any choice but to do what they say, in case she doesn’t want any more punishments. Sighing, she put on her best smile and walked to the girl’s table, who was too busy in her own world.
Clearing her throat, Taro gained her attention.
“Hi!!” She waved her hand nervously. “You alone?”
Smiling, she sat down on the chair beside her, placing her hand on her lap, she rubbed her thigh.
“I’m Taro. What’s your name?” She asked, hoping the other girl would speak, but she only stared at her weirdly. Taro laughed nervously.
“I’m not a bad person, in case you were thinking that I’m someone dangerous. My full name is Taro Skylar. I live a few blocks away, I go to a school name Yamaguchi. It’s very famous, you know. One of the most popular schools where all the rich kids go.”
The girl nodded her head. “I’m Aki!”
“Ah, that’s a very beautiful name. Wonder what it means.” Taro thought.
“It means ‘autumn’.”
“Oh, I see~. Anyway, why do you look so sad? Did something bad happen?”
Aki looked away, avoiding Taro’s stare.
“Did someone hurt you? Or bully you in school? Tell me their name, I will kill all of them. I’m the strongest when it comes to fighting. Or some annoying teacher give you hard time?”
“It’s nothing!!” Aki replied coldly, not taking her gaze off a vase holding a flower.
“You know, I had a teacher who always annoyed me. She made my life a living hell, always disturbing my sleep; she once splashed cold water on my face.” Taro growled at the memories. “Since that day, I promised myself to take revenge.”
“One day, at the beginning of the class, I hid bunches of a spider under her table.” She laughed, clapping her hands. “When she entered the classroom and saw the huge spiders, she screamed!!” Taro spoke between her laugh. “I-it was so funny!!
Aki raised a brow as she watched Taro laughing while holding her stomach.
“But that’s not what really happened, is it?” Jori whispered.
The others were sitting three tables away from them, hearing their conversation.
“That liar!!” She shakes her head.
“And on the teacher’s day off, I cooked the spiciest food for her. You should have seen her face she almost finished a huge gallon of water while crying.”
Jori raised a brow at Jurina who giggled in response. “Why does she keep lying?”
“I feel sorry for Sakura-sensei!!” Taro said wiping her teary eyes. Aki looked at her shocked.
“Yes, her name is Sakura. She is the annoying teacher I had.”
“Oh!!” Aki grabbed her water glass as she chucked it down, glaring at Taro, who was busy thinking for something to talk about it.
“So tell me, why are you mad?” Taro asked.
“There was a person who appeared out of nowhere and started badmouthing about my sister in front of me and how he hurt her.”
“Ah!! What a terrible human being!! Worst human being! Tell me his name; I will kill him for you.”
“You are right. he was worst human being, for hurting my sister. No matter whatever his reason is, he should never hurt anyone. Hurting others isn’t good!!” Aki continued glaring at Taro as she hand clenched the empty glass. She breathed deeply while controlling herself not to hit her. “I want to chop him into many pieces.
“I would do same if anyone hurt my sister.”
“Then you should stop bullying Sakura-sensei!! Cuz she is sister of someone too!!”
“No but, try to understand her, she is your teacher she is like second parents to you, you should respect her not hurt her.”
Taro moved her on the ground ashamed she know Akira is right, it’s her mistake which makes Sakura-sensei get angry at her.
“I will try!!”
“Good!!” Saying this Akira stood up from her seat and walked outside.
Sighing Taro runs her hand over her hairs. Cursing she stood up and run outside, after Aki, before she can get far Taro run toward her and grabbed her arm gently spinning her around.
“Hey!!I understand that you are mad at me for bullying my teacher, but trust me I promise I wouldn’t do it again, promise!!” She smiles showing her pinky finger. Returning smile Aki interviewed her pinky fingers with Taro’s
“I will keep my eye on you.”
“Eh!!What are you, spy.”
“A ghost!!” Aki joked and laughed. “I have to go since it’s getting late.” Aki rubbed her hand together.
“Want me to walk you to the home?” Taro offered.
“Nah, thanks, besides my apartment is closer so no need for that, take care.” Waving Aki walked away.
Taro watched as Aki back disappear she sighed and rubbed her neck back.
“Eh!You seem worried about letting her go alone.” Taro rolled her eyes at her friend annoying voice.
“Awwww~~She falls in love how cute!!” Jurina bumped Taro’s should playfully while smirking.
“It’s my duty to keep every girl safe!!” Taro explained glaring at them.
“Awww~~ did you hear it guys, duty she said!!” Laughing they make their way toward the house, Jurina hides her hand inside Jori jacket pocket warming her hands, while Sayanee locked Taro’ neck with her arm and dragged her along.
“Onesan!!” Taro called her sister taking the small box from her pocket and handing her. “Here for you!!”
“What’s that?” Sayanee asked taking the small box and opening it her eyes widened as she saw the beautiful silver ring.
“You wanted a ring for your soon to be a wife, so I decide to gift you grandma ring.”
“But…that’s yours, grandma gave it to you!!” Sayanee asked shocked.
“Now, it’s yours!!” Taro smiled. Sayanee surprised her by bear hug as she shed happy tears.
“Arigatou Imoto, this mean a lot to me!”
“And you mean lot to me Onesan!!”
I stared into space as my mind wandered around. The mission Sae had given me this time is hard to finish. I can’t do it, I can’t kill me, classmate, I can’t kill someone innocent. It’s different when it comes to killing Yakuza, but killing someone just because she is enemy’s girlfriend is different. I don’t kill a family member.
Sighing for the sixth time, I stared at Aya, who was sipping her coffee while waiting for Shawn. What happened to me? I’m not usually like this. When did I start caring all of sudden?
Suddenly my mobile phone rang, scaring me. Picking up the cellphone from the table, I looked at the caller ID and pick up the call.
“Finish her!!” Sae ordered and cut the call.
Putting my phone back on the table, my eyes moved toward Aya, as I placed my hand inside the jacket pocket, touching my gun. I closed my eyes, taking a breath, and I tried to take the gun out, but my hand trembled. Clenching my hand, I took the gun out and hid it under the napkin. Placing my finger on trigger, I tried to aim at her forehead, but failed.
“Fuck!!” I put my gun back and straightened my clothes.
I’m done working for Sae. Picking my cell phone up, I dialed Ruka’s number and called her. After the third ring, she answered.
“What?” She asked in an annoyed tone.
“Sae didn’t learn his lesson!!” I said. “This time, he targets your son!!”
“That son of bitch!! I should have killed him instead of cutting his hand!!” She growled through the call.
“Send me his location,” she then ordered.
Cutting the call, I emailed Ruka Sae’s new place location.
Suddenly the cafe door opened, relieving Shawn, who walked toward Aya and hugged her. Worriedly looking around himself, he grabbed Aya’s hand and took her outside toward his car. Sitting in the car, he drove away.
Closing my eyes I raised my face up, letting the tear fell down. My hand clenched over my shirt as I cried, letting all the pain and guilt out. This isn’t how I wanted things to end up, not like this. I wanted to save them.
But instead, I killed them. I destroyed my life with my own hands. I felt ashamed of myself. Only if I had let things go the way they were going, this day would never have come.
Wiping my tears, I opened my eyes and looked at the sunset. The view was beautiful, as usual. With a trembling hand, I reload the gun, aiming at my head. My breath shakened as I tried to pull the trigger.
There is nothing left for me to live for. They were everything of mine and I lost them because of my stupidity. I can’t spend my all life with guilt and anger.
“What are you doing??” A voice startled me quickly taking the gun out of my mouth I turned around.
“What are you doing with that gun??” She asked shocked. Stepping closer, she raised a brow as her eyes bored into mine.
“Nothing!!” I lied hiding the gun behind my back.
“Are you committing suicide?” She asked angrily
“What?! No! This isn’t a real gun! It’s just a toy that I was playing with.”
Jumping off the bridge, I was about to tug the gun inside my pants but something caught my eyes. Raising my eyes, I looked behind Sakura-sensei.
“Hand me that gun!!” Sakura-sensei reached her palm beckoning her fingers.
But my attention was on the black SUV. I watched it carefully as the tinted glass window slid down, relieving men with the sniper in his hand. Without a doubt, I know his target is Sakura-sensei.
Quickly I aimed my gun towards him and fired at his car, scaring him. Grabbing Sakura-sensei’s arm, I ran as fast as I could, hearing the gunshots behind me as I did my best to find a shield for Sakura-sensei.
We continued running until I found an old car. Rushing towards it, we hid behind it, breathing heavily.
“What the hell going on??” Sakura-sensei asked catching her breath.
I offered her smile. “Seems like Ruka found out about your relationship with Shawn and decided to kill you.” I scared her.
“What?! We broke up yesterday!!” Sakura-sensei screamed as they fired at the car.
“Then his enemy may be after you!!” I replied, checking my bullets. I should thank Ruka for teaching me how to use a gun.
Taking my mobile phone out and turning on the camera, I raised it, looking at the amount of enemies through its screen. All thanks to the action movies. There were six men, and I only have four bullets.
How the hell would I kill all of them, just with four bullets? Even though I’m the street fighter, I can’t fight them because firstly, I’m still in process of healing old injuries that I got from that bitch who stabbed me. And secondly, this doesn’t seem like any other normal fight. I’ve been fighting with their assistants, and killing an assistant isn’t easy.
Think Taro!! Think!! I slapped my forehead.
“Can you roll?” I asked Sakura-sensei.
“What??” She asked covering her ears.
“Can you roll on the ground, like an army soldier??”Thinking for a moment, she nodded her head.
“Ok! You’re gonna have to roll over that rock and hide behind it. I will cover you and then we will run toward the bus station. Okay?”
“Okay!!” She nodded and rolled over the rock as I told her.
Reloading my gun, I raised my body and fired at one of the men, injuring his leg, and then shoot another bullet, aiming at his forehead. Ducking my head down, I quickly rolled toward the rock.
Grabbing Sakura-sensei’s hand, we ran at full speed towards the bus station. The men followed us while firing at us. Trying our best to dodge the bullets, we arrived at the bus station and stopped to catch our breaths.
“Where the hell did I put myself because of you?!” I groaned breathing deeply.
The bus came into view. Holding my gun, I stared at the men as they were approaching us fast as possible. As the bus stopped, I pushed Sakura-sensei inside.
“What?No!! I’m not going without you!!” She insisted.
“I can’t leave without you!! You are my student, it’s my responsibility to look after you!!”
She added grabbing me by my shirt. I pushed her hand away gently.
“Do it at the class, not here! Now go!!”
Jumping out of the bus, I run toward the men to stop them as I heard Sakura-sensei yelling my name as the bus drove away.
I shielded myself behind the rock, waiting for them to come. As one man approached, I grabbed him by his shirt and fired at his forehead, the blood splashed out hitting my face. Grabbing his gun, I shielded myself behind him as the other fired at me.
I threw my rifle at him. He groaned as the rifle hit him, injuring his head. Quickly, I rushed forward and kicked his knee hard. As he bends down to hold his neck, I grabbed his head and smacked it on my knee. He cried in pain while holding his wound. Smirking, I smacked my boot on his face, smashing it.
Thank God I’m safe!! I sighed relief and walked toward the big rock and sat on it. I hope Sakura-sensei is fine. Not long after, a white car pulled in front of me. Arching my brow, I walked toward it as I saw a familiar face.
Opening the passenger door, I hopped in and greeted inspector Kashiwagi.
She took a handkerchief from her pocket and handed it to me.
“Seems like you had a bad day.” She said.
“I was trying to save someone’s ass!!” I retorted, wiping the sweat and dirt off my face.
“And you got your ass beaten instead.” She chuckled lightly.
“So how did you find me?” I asked getting to the point.
“I have my ways.” She replied, looking at dead bodies that were lying not far from us. “I found out what Sae wants from Ruka.”
“There are hidden drugs inside the school that costs billions. He is after them.”
My eyes widened as my jaw dropped. “D-drugs?! Inside the school?!”
“He used to be a student there. With the help of his little gang, he stole drugs and hid them in the school, since that’s the only safe place where no police can go.”
“Wow!! That school sure has a lot of history!!”
“I think Sayanee and Jurina’s deaths also have to do with those drugs,” Inspector Kashiwagi said, starting the car engine to take me out of here.
“You should find those drugs and take them out of here so we can find more information about it.” She advised.
Arriving my house, she patted my shoulder encouraging me.
“I will protect you.”
Opening the door, I walked toward the house. The house was empty. Taking my shoes off, I went to my room, taking my clothes off. I took a hot bath, cleaning myself off. All the time, I couldn’t stop thinking about the drugs and how Sayanee and Jurina were involved with it. Did they used to work for Sae? Why did they want drugs? Sighing, I shut off the light and jumped on the bed, closing my eyes as I drift into sleep.
The next morning, I was first one to wake up. Of course, I would wake up first since I had to find the drugs.
After taking a quick shower, and brushing my teeth, I put on my school uniform, since I’m not looking for any kind of trouble today. I want to focus on the drugs.
Grabbing my bag and keys, I run downstairs, skipping breakfast. I unlocked my car, hopping in, and drove to the school as soon as possible.
Arriving the school, I parked my car in the usual spot and ran inside the school. I entered my English class to put my bag on my seat, but my body slammed into the back of Sakura-sensei.
“You come early today!!”I can feel amused hint in her tone. She probably thought I came for study, but how wrong she is.
“Smart students should be the first ones to arrive!!” I smiled, blinking my eyes cutely.
“Thanks for the yesterday.” She thanked with a soft tone.
“No need for that! It’s my duty!”
“But I still want to know where and why you brought a gun with you?” She asked sitting on her chair, crossing her legs.
“Ruka gave it to me for protection. I was practicing there to see how skilled I have become.” I lied, which she didn’t believe but decided to let it go.
I sat on my seat, taking my books out. I stared at the page thinking about the drugs again. I was so lost in thought that I didn’t know when class started and finished. I got startled as Sakura-sensei shook my body.
“Are you okay?” She asked worriedly.
“I have been calling for a while, but you never responded!”
“Oh, I’m sorry. I was just thinking about something. What happened?” I asked, looking around the empty class.
Rubbing my face, I picked up my things and walked out, heading toward the Art class and surprised by the messy classroom. The windows were broken and a few chairs and tables flipped. Now, what happened here?
I watched as Jori and Neechan cleaning the class.
“What happened here?”
“I found it like this!!” Neechan replied, picking up the broken glass pieces and throwing them in the trash bin.
While Jori avoided my gaze, which says she knew what happened, a few seconds later, the students started filling the class. Sighing, I looked around, since I knew Sae or any other students who hid the drugs here would probably send someone to take those drugs out. There’s no way they’re leaving it behind.
Biting my pen, I stared at Akira. She is new here and her target would probably be drugs. That’s why she is after me since I’m close to Ruka, and the former class president. I know every corner of the school. That’s why she is always after me, trying to befriend with me, so she can get what she wants.
But by her looks, she doesn’t seem to be strong enough to fight with someone. Heck, she can’t even punch anyone. Shaking my head, I looked at Neechan.
Hmm….she is my underling for a good reason. I clearly remember when she said her dream is to become principal of this school. After becoming principal, she will own those drugs. I have to keep my eyes on her.
Turning around, I looked Mori, who was breaking the principal half and showing it inside the book. She had drawn a person whom I can’t see clearly who it was, but that person had hurt her because she was coloring it black at his face.
I shivered at her scary side. I glanced at Jori, who was rubbing her hands nervously. Her color had drained from her face as she trying to keep a distance from Mori. Something probably happened between them.
Moving on, I looked at Kahi. Well, this time, I’m sure as hell that she is after the drugs, because, first, she is Yakuza, and second, her target is me. As I said before, I know every corner of this school very well, so they can get what they want very easily.
Her confession for me is a lie; she only wants drugs. Kahi looked me and smiled. I replied with a glare, standing up and started walking downstairs. I knew where the drugs are, but I don’t remember it.
Everyone thinks that there are only seven floors in this school, but they are wrong. There are three more other floors that were closed for years. Nobody is allowed to go there.
In the past few years, students never listened to their teachers and they find a way to sneaks into those floors, so in order to stop them, Ruka decide to create a fake horror story.
She said a lonely girl who had a rough life killed herself there, and that there were rumors saying whoever goes there will get killed by her ghost hand.
I still remember when I was a transfer student, Ruka wasted fifteen minutes saying how I should never, ever enter the two floors, but she didn’t say anything about the third floor, so I always sneak there and enjoy my alone time.
Arriving at the first closed floor and finding it’s door lock broken was proof of someone being there before me. Pushing open the broken door, I walked inside.
The hall was dark, with broken windows and sunlight that were sneaking in through the shattered glass and tattered curtains. The floor was filled with dust and dirt. There was water leaking somewhere underground, and the smell was unbearable. Perfect image of a haunted house.
Tiptoeing, I roamed around the hall. After making sure it was empty, I looked for any kind of hidden tunnel, hole, or room where drugs could be hidden.
I bent down to look inside a strange hole that is big enough for human to enter. Scary shadows appeared behind me, scaring the shit of me. Gulping, I reached my hand to pick up a wooden stick and hit the person or thing behind me.
A familiar scent hit my nostrils, causing me to sigh in relief. Turning around, I tilted my head at her questionably.
“What are you doing here?” She asked in a calm tone while crossing her arms.
“That’s my question to ask you. What are you doing here?” I replied with a question.
“Keeping my eyes on people. Now answer me, what are you doing here?” Uncrossing her arms, she stepped closer, eyeing me suspiciously.
“Saving the world,” I replied proudly, standing in army position.
Rolling her eyes, she looked around the dark hall.
“Did you find anything yet?” She asked
“Hm?” I raised a brow. How did she even know what I’m looking for? “The drugs… Did you find them?” She asked again, explaining.
“H-how did you find out about drugs?”
“From Sayanee’s girlfriend.”
“What did she tell you?” I asked, secretly hoping Sayanee’s girlfriend doesn’t hate me or blame me her death.
I was sitting on my chair, drawing a garden and thinking how to make my day normal, far away from any kind of trouble, because of my health, when Mori came inside with the scariest expression.
“Why did you leave the hospital without the doctor’s permission?” She asked angrily. It reminds of myself how I used to scold Taro. I bet if I were a normal student, I would have started crying by now.
The sound of the desk slamming against the floor echoed loudly, bringing me back to the world. Blinking, I saw Mori, whose chest rose and fell as she breathed angrily.
“None of your business,” I replied keeping my emotional expression even though I’m a little scared.
“How can it not be my business when you are my friend?
Sighing, I shut my things and put them in the bags. I stood up and make my way outside but before I can take the first step, I felt a strong grip on my arm as Mori pushed my harshly on the wall, punching the window and smashing the glasses.
“I will do anything to keep you safe and alive!!” She whispered before storming out, leaving me stunned.
Chuckling, I ran my hand over my black hair. What the **** just happened?
“You okay??” Milky-sensei asked, coming inside the class.
“Yeah…..Just a little fight,” I replied, picking up my bag. There was still an hour left for the class to start.
“Can I have moment??”
“Sure.” Nodding, she walked towards her office as I followed her wondering what she wants.
Unlocking her office door, she entered and stepped aside, letting me inside. She then locked the door.
“For privacy!!” She explained as if she were reading my mind. Taking her coat off, she sat on the brown chair, as I sat front her.
“So… what do you need?”
“There is something important I want to share with you since you were Jurina’s girlfriend.”I nodded, trying to understand.
“At first, when the police told me that the accident happened because of Sayanee’s car’s brake failing, I didn’t believe. If it were true, it would mean someone was trying to kill them, which doesn’t make sense, since both of them were the kindest people I had ever seen. But after your explanation, I decided to look for information about their accident.”
“What did you find?” I asked trying to take all these information in.
“Someone had cut their brake wire.” She said while rubbing her hand.
“Who’s the bastard who did it?!’ Clenching my fists, I tried to calm myself. How could they have done that? Who could’ve wants to kill them? What did they do to them to deserve being killed?!
“I don’t know that yet, but it could be one of them.” Milky placed an old picture of few student on the table in front of me. One of them was a boy and the other three were girls.
“Who are they?”
“No idea. But they are, after the drugs that is hidden somewhere in this building.”
Milky nodded. “These student stole a huge amount of drugs from some drug dealer and hid it here, and I think they are back to get them, since Sayanee and Jurina were after them, and the accident is proof of it.”
“Why were they after those drugs?” I asked curiously.
“Because they work for Inspector Kashiwagi. They were undercover agents, I think. But before they can hand the information to Inspector Kashiwagi, the accident happened.” She explained while staring at students’ pictures.
Two of them look familiar to me. I wonder where I’ve seen them. “There are three closed floors. I thinks that’s where the drugs are hidden since the lock of first floor is broken.”
“All I have to do is keep my eyes on these empty classes so I can find them!!” I said.
Milky nodded in agreement.
“Thank you for sharing this information with me.” Standing up, I bowed my head in respect and walked toward the door.
“Be careful!!” Milky advised while opening the door. “Call me if you need my help.”
“I will!!” I walked back to the class finding Neechan cleaning the mess that made by Mori early, putting my bag on my seat I joined with her in cleaning.
After class, I went to the floor, in order to catch the culprit. I have to look for few hiding places where I can wait for them.
Arriving at the tenth floor, I walked in and was welcomed by the horrible smell of gas. Covering my nose, I continued my walk.
After passing a few classrooms, I saw a figure looking inside the hole. It didn’t take me long to figure out it’s from her back. She is like a ghost, you can see her anywhere.
And now here I’m standing, telling her about our chat with Milky. She sighed in relief, knowing Milky doesn’t hate, but soon, her expression turned into an angry one, as she thought about Sayanee and Jurina.
Both of them were the biggest part of our lives. Without them, we got separated, we get lost, trapped in darkness. They were our sunshine, who used to protect us from the shadows. Now that sun is gone and we’re left in the eternal night.
Suddenly, we heard footsteps approaching the main door. Grabbing Taro’s hand, I dragged her toward the broken cupboard, hiding inside it.
The door opened as someone walked in while holding a box of tools with her. Passing a few classrooms, she stopped at the last room. She unlocked the door and walked in. We heard the sound of tools hitting the floor.
Carefully, we walked out of our hiding place and stalked her, watching her carefully as she pushed a few tables and carpets away, revealing a tunnel. She opened it up, picking up her toolbox and jumped in.
I raised my brow. “Isn’t she part of your family??”
Suddenly, a strange noise of digging came out of the tunnel.
“What’s that sound?” I asked, reaching out in front of the tunnel, trying to see what’s going on down there.
“OMG!!!” Taro’s eyes widened as something hit her mind. Her lips turned into a smile. Grabbing my arm, she ran downstairs to the eighth floor.
“What’s going on?” I asked trying to keep my pace.
Ignoring my question, she laughed evilly while entering the Eighth floor. Running, we stopped in front of the old library.
Letting go of my arm, she walked inside the library while pushing heavy books and tables out of the way, clearing the path.
“How come I didn’t think of it before!!” She murmured pushing the tables away. I wanted to help her, but can’t because of my sickness.
After finishing with cleaning, she opened a small closet while grinning.
“Found It!!” Taking her mobile phone out, she turned the flashlight on, shining the light inside the dark tunnel that was behind the closet.
“How did you know about this tunnel?” I asked.
“That floor used to be my favorite hiding spot, but a few annoying couples stole it from me.”
Entering into the tunnel. she let herself slip into the pipe while screaming. She arrived the floor and called my name, inviting me in.
Rolling my eyes, I sat at the top of the pipe. Closing my eyes, I took a deep breath and let myself slip into the pipe. It didn’t take long when I fell on something soft.
Opening my eyes, I looked around. The room was pitch dark. There wasn’t much oxygen in here.
“Where are we??”
“Inside the goldden cave!!” She replied giggling.
Raising a brow, I moved my gaze down on the floor. My eyes widened as I saw we were sitting on the huge bags of the drugs.
“Woah!!” was the only the thing come out of my mouth.
“Nao is stupid to think that she can reach here by digging on the tenth floor.”
“How can she forget where the drug is if she is the one who put it here?” I asked curiously.
“That’s because a long time ago, Ruka destroyed and build many classrooms which caused this place to get lost. Before, there used to be a classroom, but now she built a library on it.” She explained while standing up and counting the bags.
“How did you find this place??”
I watched her she tear the plastic off the bag, opening the drugs packet.
“Once upon the time, I was chilling in the library when suddenly, Sakura-sensei come in with her Ex-lover Shawn and they start making out here. Since I was looking for a way out of here, I hid inside the closet and from there, I found this place!!”
“Ughh!! They are too many! How the hell do we take them out of here?!” She asked in frustration.
“It’s not gonna be easy to take them out of here!! And we can’t do that alone, we need to find someone to help us.” I advised while looking around the room.
“We are alone now! We don’t have Jurina or Sayanee to help us!!”
“We aren’t alone! Besides, how we will take them out without being noticed by anyone?”
Crossing her arms, Taro stared at me while thinking.
“There is small window here!!” She pointed toward the window. “We will open that window, making it little bigger. Someone will have to wait outside with trolley so we can throw drugs back on it, then that person will take them toward the food truck and put them inside, and we will do it in the morning when class starts or during break time since any other time isn’t safe for us.”
“Easier said than done!”
“I know, but we can do it! Believe me, we can!!”
Sighing, I nodded my head. “Okay!! Gather your trusted friends.”