Track #005: Break Out!!!

25 Apr

Mika dropped her shoulder bag and collapsed onto the floor. She released a long sigh.

Mika:
What should I do? If I stay here then I’ll be a burden for them but if I leave… I won’t have a place to stay. Oh~

She scatched her head and flipped onto another side.

Mika:
What should I do?

Suddenly Keito image flashed in her mind. Mika immediately rose up form the floor.

Mika:
Baka! Baka!

She knocked her head.

Mika:
How can think of him at a time like this?

Mika shook her head and crashed onto the floor again. She closed her eyes and began humming.

♪Humming melody♪

Mika instantly opened her eyes and got up.

Mika:
I got it!

Mika grabbed a notebook and pen in her shoulder bag and slammed it on the table in front of her. She pulled out the keyboard under neath the closet. Mika drew the music bar and began humming the melody that she created earlier. And each time she hum, Mika played it on the keyboard next to her and wrote it on the notebook.

-[Next]-

The sun light shine and hit the mirror in Mika’s room. The mirror reflected the light and hit Mika’s eyes. She covered her eyes from the strong light. Mika rose from her arms which she fell asleep on. She looked at the time and it was 9:00 am.

Mika:
Late!!!

Mika dashed out the room.

-[Next]-

-[Avex Recording Studio]-

Rina and her manager and song writer, Kenji(27) all sat down and listening to the music (instrumental). While listening, Rina and Ren reading the lyric of the song. Once the song ended, Kenji smiled and asked.

Kenji:
So what do you think?

Neither Rina nor Ren was able to speak.

Ren:
Well… I don’t like it at all.

Kenji’s smile disappeared.

Ren:
How about you, Rina?

Kenji looked at Rina.

Rina:
I… hate it.

She glared at him.

Rina:
You call this music? This took you 2 weeks? <scoff> Don’t make me laugh.

She threw the lyric sheet onto the ground and stomped on it.

Rina:
Re- write it and you better got it done before the album release or else.

She stood up and existed the room.

Ren:
You heard her. Get to it.

Kenji:
H-hai.

Ren stood up and followed Rina.

-[Next]-

-[In Ren’s car]-

Rina:
Ugh! What a loser! What was he thinking when he wrote that worthless song.

Ren:
Let just forget about and grab something to eat.

<buzz> <buzz> <buzz>

Rina grabbed her cell phone in her purse.

[Mika]

Mika’s name appeared on the caller ID.

Rina:
Hello?

She answered.

Mika:
Rina, are you doing anything today?

Rina:
No, today is my free day. Why did you asked?

Mika:
Would you stop by at the ramen shop and help me with something?

Rina smiled.

Rina:
Of course, I’ll be right there. See ya~

She hung up. Her smile disappeared.

Rina:
How annoying.

She rolled her eyes.

Ren:
You know, you should try acting.

Rina:
Really? You think I should?

Ren:
Of course. I mean… you’re so good at acting that your best friend doesn’t even know the real you.

Rina chuckled.

Rina:
It’s not my fault. She’s just too dumb to even realize it.

Ren chuckled.

Ren:
It is a little harsh to call her that?

Rina:
That how she is.

Ren:
Then why did you became friends with her?

Rina:
Simple. She make me look 100 time pretty than I already am. Plus, she’s so dumb that she doesn’t even know I was only using her.

Ren:
You’re so wicked.

Rina looked at Ren.

Rina:
Thanks.

She smiled.

-[Next]-

-[Godlen Noodle]-

Mika:
Thanks for helping out, Rina. You must be really busy.

Rina:
No problem. I’m glad to help.

She smiled as she polished the table. Mika pushed the chair under neath the table.

Rina:
How’s Mr. Okada?

Mika:
He’s ok now.

Rina:
How about Mrs. Okada?

Mika:
She… she trying to get through it.

Rina:
I feel really sad that they have to go through this.

Mika:
Uh. Me too.

Rina spot a music sheet on top of Mika’s bag on the table.

Rina:
What is this?

Mika turned around.

Mika:
That?

She walked toward the table.

Mika:
That’s the song that I just wrote.

Rina:
Can I see it?

Mika:
Sure.

Rina grabbed the notebook and read. Mika resume organized the chairs. After scan through it, her eyes glared at Mika.

Rina:
Are you gonna sell it?

Mika:
Sell it?

Rina:
Yeah, you can sell it to a company and they’ll pay you a lot of money.

Mika:
Hmm… It’s ok. I wanna rent some recording studio and record the song and sent it to a record label.

Rina:
Oh, I see.

She smiled. Her eyes looked at the music sheet once again.

-[Next]-

-[Rina’s apartment]-

Rina relaxed in the warm water in the tub.

Rina (voice over):
Mika’s song is perfect for my album. I have to get my hand on that song. But how? I can’t let her be famous!! I won’t!!! No! No!!!

<buzz> <buzz> <buzz>

Rina grabbed the phone on the table beside the tub.

Rina:
Hello?

After hearing a familiar voice. A wicked smile appeared on her face.

-[Next]-

-[Coffee shop]-

Rina entered the coffee shop.

Waitress:
How many?

Once Sousuke saw Rina walked in he waved.

Rina:
He’s here. Thanks.

She smiled and drift away to where Sousuke sat. She pulled out a chair across from him and sat down.

Sousuke:
Thanks for meeting with me at this hour.

Rina smiled.

Rina:
No problem.

A waitress approached and asked.

Waitress:
Would you like something to drink?

Rina:
Water would be fine.

Waitress:
Alright.

The waitress departed from the table.

Rina:
What is it that you need help with?

Sousuke:
Well… I think by now you already know what happen.

Rina:
Yeah, I heard it from Mika.

Sousuke:
Then you probably know that we’re kinda short on money. So I was wondering…

The waitress returned with a cold glass of water. She placed it in front of Rina and departed again.

Rina:
What were you saying?

Sousuke:
Well… I was wondering if you could lend me some money. I promise to pay every single penny back.

Rina took a sip out of the cold glass of water.

Rina:
Sure.

She smiled.

Sousuke:
Really?

Rina:
Yeah, and you don’t have to pay me back.

Sousuke:
Really?? Rina-san, you’re truly a kind person.

Rina smiled.

Rina:
Within one condition… bring me the song that Mika wrote and you won’t have to pay me back.

Sousuke lingered.

Sousuke:
I can’t… I just can’t. She’s my cousin. I can’t do that to her.

Rina:
Well, then. I think our meeting will end here. Good night.

She stood up. Rina headed toward the exist.

Sousuke:
Wait!

-[Next]-

Sousuke:
Tadaima.

Sousuke stepped into his house. He slipped off his shoes.

Mika:
Oh good, you’re home.

Mika ran out from the kitchen and out to the front door. She slipped in her sneakers.

Mika:
I have to bring these foods to auntie so would you please help me with the dishes?

Sousuke:
U-uh.

Mika:
Ok, thanks.

She dash out of the house. Sousuke walked passed the living room. He stopped and spot Mika’s shoulder bag. Sousuke stepped toward the bag. He searched through her bag for the notebook that Rina mentioned earlier. Sousuke grabbed the notebook out of the bag and flipped the pages to make sure that it is the one.

Mika:
What are you doing?

A voice came from behind him. Sousuke instantly hide the notebook behind him.

Sousuke (voice over):
Oh no!

Sousuke:
I-I-I saw your bag here an-and thought you might have forgotten about it s-so I planned to run and give it to you.

Sousuke studied Mika’s face.

Sousuke (voice over):
Come on, come on, buy it.

Mika:
Thanks.

She smiled.

Sousuke:
Here you go.

He handed Mika her bag.

Mika:
Alright. See ya.

She ran out the door. Sousuke released a relieve sigh.

-[Next]-

-[Hosipital]-

Mika entered the room.

Mika:
Konbanwa~

She closed the door behind her.

Mika:
How are you, uncle?

She walked toward where Mr. Okada laid.

Mr. Okada:
I feel a little better now.

Mika:
Guess what I made for you?

She showed the bento box that she hidden behind her.

Mika:
Ta-da! Your favorite Mika’s Gyoza~

Both Mr. and Mrs. Okada chuckled.

-[Next]-

-[Coffee shop]-

Sousuke passed the notebook toward Rina as she took a sip out of her coffee.

Sousuke:
Here. Is this what you what?

Rina placed her coffee down the table and grabbed the notebook. She flipped through the pages. Sousuke took a big gulped of orange juice down his throat.

Rina:
Well done, Sousuke.

She smiled.

Rina:
I already transferred the money that you need.

Sousuke:
So I can just go grabbed it right now?

Rina:
Sure. You can check it through your phone.

Sousuke grabbed his phone in his pocket. He checked his bank account and it showed up $5,000. He couldn’t believe his eyes.

Sousuke:
T-this… What is this?

Rina:
What? It’s not enough?

Sousuke:
No. This is more than enough. What is this?

Rina:
Half is for the notebook and the other half is for you to keep your mouth shut about this. If you open your big mouth… then I have to call my boys. Do you understand?

Sousuke:
H-hai.

He answered with a terrified tone.

Rina:
Alright, thanks.

She grabbed the notebook.

Rina:
Have a nice day.

She smiled. Rina existed the coffee shop. Sousuke observed Rina as she leave. Once Rina stepped out of the coffee shop, Sousuke released a sigh.

Sousuke:
W-who is she?

He talked to himself.

-[Next]-

-[Avex Record Studio]-

Rina:
Here!

She slammed the book onto the table in front of Ren and Kenji.

Rina:
I have a song.

Kenji leaned forward and take a look at it.

Kenji:
Did you wrote this?

Rina glared at him.

Rina:
Did I paid you to ask question? Just get to work.

Kenji:
Hai.

Kenji quickly grabbed the notebook and headed to the computer beside him. Ren approached Rina and put his arms on her shoulder.

Ren:
Be honest, did you wrote that? Or did your friend wrote that?

Ren whispered. Rina stared at him.

Rina:
How did you know?

Ren:
I saw her name on the edge of the paper.

Rina:
Really. Well, it’s mine now.

She smiled.

Ren:
You are truly wicked.

They chuckled. Kenji overheard their little conversation. He looked at the edge of the paper and there was a signature; Mika Tanaka. He couldn’t believe his eyes.

-[2 weeks later. Hospital]-

Mika and Mrs. Okada helped Mr. Okada out of the hospital. Mika opened the back door for her uncle to enter. Once her uncle entered, Mika closed door.

Mika:
Auntie.

Mrs. Okada turned around.

Mika:
There’s something I’s like to show you both.

She smiled.

-[Next]-

-[Golden Noodle]-

Mrs. Okada and Mika escorted Mr. Okada into the ramen shop. Mr. and Mrs. Okada was surprised by the changes, the mess was gone and everything was back to normal.

Mrs. Okada:
Mika, you did all this?

Mika:
It took longer than I thought but I was able to finished it last night. Do you like it, uncle? This is a little homecoming present.

Mr. Okada:
Thank you, Mika.

Tears fillled in his eyes. Mrs. Okada walked toward her and held her hands.

Mrs. Okada:
Thank you so much, Mika.

She smiled.

Mika:
This is just a little thing that I could do.

Mr. Okada:
This is more than little… this is the best present I’ve ever receive.

He smiled.

-[Next]-

With the help of Mika and Mrs. Okada, Mr. Okada stepped into the house.

Sousuke:
Welcome home.

Mr. Okada looked up and saw Sousuke stood in front of him. Mr. Okada cleared his throat.

Mr. Okada:
It’s good to be back.

He tabs on Sousuke shoulders as he entered the house. Sousuke looked at Mika and she gave him two thumbs up.

-[Next]-

The whole family sat around the dinner table, they all enjoying the delicious foods on the table.

Mr. Okada:
About your girlfriend…

Everyone freezes.

Mr. Okada:
How many months is she?

Sousuke:
She’s 6 months pregnant.

He dropped his chopsticks.

Mr. Okada:
Did her parents know about this?

Sousuke:
Her parents live in Niigata so they doesn’t any idea about this situation.

Mr. Okada:
What are planning to do, huh?

Sousuke:
Right now, Kimiko need a place to stay since we already use all of our money. So I was wondering… if she could move in.

Mr. Okada stopped eating.

Mr. Okada:
Look around, do you see an empty room?

Sousuke:
She can stay in my room…

Mr. Okada:
No!

Sousuke glanced at Mika. Once she saw the help signal, Mika jumped in.

Mika:
Uncle, she can stay in my room.

Mrs. Okada:
No, you always come home late and you’ll wake her up. A pregnant woman need a good night sleep.

She objected. Mika lingered, trying to think of another way out.

Mika:
Don’t worry about it cause I already have another place to stay.

Everyone shocked.

Mrs. Okada:
W-w-where?

Mika:
I rented an apartment a couple days ago and I forgot to tell you all about it.

She nervously laughed.

Mr. Okada:
I object! Mika, your father sent you here to live with us and it’s our responsiblity to take care of you.

Mika:
Don’t worry. I already asked him and he said it’s ok for me to moved out.

Mrs. Okada;
Hontou?

Mika:
Uh.

She faked a smiled.

Mika (voice over):
What should I do? I don’t even have a place to live?? Aah~

To be continue…

[NOTE]

Any grammar, comment or suggestion please address me on my LJ or here ^^

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