Track #013: Golden Star

3 Jun

<beep> <beep> <beep> <click>

Mika shut the alarm off with her hands. She pulled her self up and dragged her tired body out of her room. With one eye open, Mika twisted the doorknob of the bathroom and entered. At the moment, Yamada is in the shower without any knowledge that Mika had intruded. Mika, however, grabbed her toothbrush and toothpaste. She squeezed a pea size of toothpaste onto her toothbrush. Suddenly, Yamada pulled away the shower curtain, the first thing he saw was Mika through the mirror reflection. Their eyes met. Yamada was in shock while Mika simply looked dumbfounded.

-[Next]-

Yamada lifted Mika by the back of her shirt and opened the door. He dropped her out and shut the door. Mika remain a confused look while holding the toothbrush. She turned around.

Mika:
I just wanna brush my teeth.

She mumbled.

-[Next]-

Mika placed the hot soup in front of Yamada and sat down. She clapped her ands together.

Mika:
Ittadakimasu.

And dig in, while Yamada sat still with his arms crossed and his eyes on Mika.

Yamada:
Tell me.

Mika looked up.

Yamada:
Don’t you ever feel awkward living with a stranger like me?

Mika shook her head.

Mika:
No, not really.

Yamada:
Aren’t you afraid that may be one night I’d sneak in your room and take advantages of you?

Mika thought for a while.

Mika:
No. I know you won’t do that.

Yamada:
How do you know?

Mika:
Because you’re not a person who would do those low life things.

Yamada stared at Mika. He suddenly stood up.

Mika:
Where are you going? Aren’t you gonna eat your breakfast?

Yamada:
I’m not hungry.

He turned around and took a step. He suddenly stopped.

Yamada:
Mika.

Mika looked at him.

Yamada:
Whatever I do, whether I’m being cruel or kind to you, just don’t ever fall for me.

He marched out of the room and out of the house. Left Mika all alone in the empty room.

-[Next]-

Mika looked out of the scenery, while the train speed away.

<flash back>

Yamada:
Whatever I do, whether I’m being cruel or kind to you, just don’t ever fall for me.

<flash back>

Mika:
<scoff> Fall for you? My ass. Why should fall for someone who’s always torture me?

She mumbled.

<flash back>

Yamada:
Don’t worry. There won’t be thunder…not today.

He smiled. Mika’s eyes draw into his sweet smile.

<flash back>

Mika shook her head.

Mika:
I think I must be sick… No! It must be the Pocky I ate earlier.

She smacked on her head, while the other passengers stared at her.

-[Next]-

-[SMEJ]-

Mika walked into an empty room.

Mika:
I’m early?

She looked at the clock on the wall. 9:15 am. Mika settled down at a chair line up against the wall. She kicked her legs back and forth, waited impatiently. Suddenly she heard the sound of the doorknob twisted.

Mika (voice over):
<gasp> It’s them!

She instantly stood up.

Mika:
Mika Tanaka. Please to meet you.

Before she could see one’s face, she bowed.

Takeshi:
I know.

Mika recognized the voice and lifted her head up.

Mika:
Ah! It’s you.

She pointed at him as she flinched back.

Takeshi:
How can you speak informally to your instructor like that?

Mika:
How ca- Instructor?!

Takeshi:
Yup! I am your instructor.

-[Next]-

Mika stood beside the black grand piano while Takeshi sat in front the piano.

Takeshi:
Ok. First, I’m gonna find out your range.

Mika:
Range? What’s that?

Takeshi:

You seriously don’t know that?

Mika:
Wel… I know range from music sheet but not for singing.

Takeshi:
Range determines how high and low you can sing and also determine whether you’re a soprano or alto.

Mika:
Oh.

Takeshi:
Ok. I’m gonna start at Middle C. You’re gonna sing from there.

Mika:
Wait! Sing?

Takeshi:
Yeah. You’re gonna listen to the sound and parakeet it. Got it?

Mika:
Yes.

Takeshi played C and Mika sang the C note. He continued to play upward until he reached F.

Takeshi:
Ok. Now, I’m gonna start from Middle C again but I’ll play lower.

Mika:
Ok.

He played the Middle C and continued downward until Mika couldn’t sing the note.

Takeshi:
Well… You’re a second soprano.

Mika:
Oh.

Takeshi:
Now, please sing a song for me. Any song.

Mika:
Ok.

She lifted her voice.

Wasure taku nai koto nara oboeyou to shinakutemo
Wasureru koto nante nai sou shizuka ni kanjiru

Are wa aru samui hi de tsuyoi ame no naka
Boku wa tada kimi dake wo machi tsudukete ita
(Rainy Day – Ayumi Hamasaki)

Takeshi:
Ok.

Mika stopped. Takeshi took a deep breath.

Takeshi:
You should head home and get some rest. I’ll give you a call.

Mika:
Huh?

-[Next]-

<beep> <beep> <beep>

Mika reached out her arm and tried to shut the alarm. However, the noise didn’t stop. She opened her eyes and looked around for the noise. Mika noticed it was her phone. She looked at the screen.

[Unknown is calling]

Mika:
Huh?

She flipped up her phone.

Mika:
Hello?

She answered.

Takeshi:
Meet me at the park near the studio at 6 sharp.

He hangs up. Mika looked at the clock on the nightstand. 5:41 am.

Mika:
Shoot!

She instantly jumped up from her bed.

-[Next]-

Takeshi stood in the middle of the park. He glanced at the watch on his wrist. He noticed Mika from the distant, running toward him.

Takeshi:
Here she comes.

Mika ran to where Takeshi stood and stopped.

Mika:
I’m <huff> <huff> here.

She tried to catch a breath.

Takeshi:
You’re late.

Mika:
Eh?

Takeshi:
It’s 6:12 now. Didn’t I say 6 sharp?

Mika:
Late by 12 minutes. Big deal.

Takeshi looked at Mika.

Takeshi:
Big deal? Being late is not acceptable. Time is money. If I were your boss, you’d probably be fired right now.

Mika:
Whoa!

Takeshi:
Anyway…

Mika gave him her full attention.

Takeshi:
Since I’m your instructor, you must do whatever I say. Understand?

Mika:
Yes sir.

She saluted.

Takeshi:
I heard you’re a pretty good runner.

Mika:
Well, I did got 1st place during-

Takeshi:
Now, run.

Mika:
Huh?

Takeshi:
Run around the park until I told you to stop.

Mika:
Eh!?

-[Next]-

Mika ran around the entire park, while Takeshi lay back, sipping hot coco. She stopped to take a breath. She turned and saw Takeshi enjoying the hot coco he held in his hand.

Takeshi:
Did I tell you to stop?

Mika:
It’s 38°F right now. Can I take a quick break to drink something hot and-

Takeshi:
No.

He answered.

Mika:
B-but…

Takeshi:
No and no. Keep running.

Mika:
Tch. <sigh>

Her eyebrows pulled close together. Mika resumed her activity.

-[Next]-

-[Yamada’s apartment]-

Mika stepped in, slipped of her shoe.

Yamada:
Where have you been?

Mika:
Out.

She walked in. Yamada noticed how stiff Mika walked.

Yamada:
What’s wrong with you?

Mika crashed down the sofa.

Mika:
I just ran 5 miles… or more.

Yamada stepped toward where Mika lay.

Yamada:
When did you decide to exercise?

Mika:
<sigh> I’m too tired right now. I have no strength to argue with you. But aren’t you supposed to be at work?

Yamada:
Later.

Mika:
Oh. I think you should go out to eat. I’m too tired.

Yamada:
Do you know how much food cost these days? At least-

Mika:
Ok, ok. Just shut up. I’ll get cooking.

She tried her best to stood up. Mika dragged her tired body into the kitchen.

Yamada:
Whoa. She didn’t even bother to say anything?

He whispered.

-[Next]-

Mika placed a plate of grill fish on the table and sat down across Yamada.

Both:
Ittadakimasu.

They joined hands. Yamada digs his chopstick into the fish and grabbed a small piece of fish and placed it his mouth. He immediately spitted the fish out into a napkin.

Yamada:
Ya! How much salt did you put into this, huh?

He cling the chopstick on the plate of fish.

Mika:
I don’t know. A few… I think.

She answered in an exhausted tone.

Yamada:
<sigh> This won’t do.

He stood up. Mika’s eyes followed him.

Mika:
Where are you going?

Yamada:
Get up.

He demanded.

Mika:
W-why?

Yamada:
We’re going out to eat.

Mika:
Really?

She sounds excited.

Mika:
I mean, really?

She changed back to the exhausted tone.

-[Next]-

Mika stared at a plate of hamburger (steak), egg, roasted potato and sausage with glitters in her eyes.

Mika:
Wow~ I’ve never seen such beauty.

Yamada stared at her.

Yamada:
Unbelievable.

Mika:
Oh yeah. By the way… Why do we have to wear disguise?

Yamada leaned toward Mika. He whispered.

Yamada:
If we recognized me there’d be rumor and stuff so do not address me by my name. Got it?

Mika:
What should I call you, then?

Yamada:
Minako.

Mika:
Speaking of which… Why do you dress as a girl while I dress as a guy?

Yamada:
Because you are not a girl.

Mika:
What? And you are?

Yamada:
I look more like one.

He flipped his bronze long fake hair.

Yamada:
Nee~

He changed his voice to high pitch.

Mika:
<cough> You know, I haven’t ate yet so don’t make me puke.

Yamada:
Don’t be so cruel, Jin-chan.

He whined in a girly voice.

Mika:
Jin-chan?

Yamada:
That’s your name.

He changed back to his normal voice.

Mika:
By the way…

She placed her fingers above her lips.

Mika:
This mustage. It’s feels uncomfortable. How can I eat with this on?

She wiggled the fake mustage.

Yamada:
Don’t touch that! It will come ff if you continue to touch it.

Mika stopped.

Mika:
Ok, ok. I’ll try to eat with this on.

She grabbed the fork and knife.

Mika:
Ittadakimasu.

Mika pressed the fork into the thick, juicy steak and used the knife to cut it.

Mika:
Why wouldn’t you… cut… in half?

She used every power in her to cut it but it hadn’t separated.

<clink>

Mika felt the knife had touched the plate. The steak finally separated.

Mika:
Yah!

She swings both her arms up the air.

Mika:
Finally.

Mika low down her arms and took a bite from the fork that the steak grabbed on. However, there wasn’t any steak.

Mika:
Eh? Where did the steak go?

Yamada:
You mean the one on my face?

Mika looked at Yamada and saw a piece of steak on his cheek.

Mika:
You-you have a little-something on your…

She pointed at his face.

Yamada:
You think I don’t know that?!

He shouted. Mika flinched. Yamada stood up.

Mika:
Where are you going?

Yamada:
To the restroom to fix my makeup. What else?

Mika shut her mouth. Yamada departed from the table and into the ladies’ room.

Mika:
<gasp> Th-that’s the ladies’- Wait! He is a girl now. But still! What a pervert.

The jingle bells grabbed Mika’s attention. She turned around and saw the street full of decorations. The light poles were decorated with bright lights and ornaments. From afar, an evergreen tree stood tall in the middle of the town square. Mini lights wrapped around the tree and on top of the tree was a big red bow.

Mika (voice over):
Christmas.

-[Next]-

-[Ren’s car]-

Rina:
It’s almost Christmas, ne.

Ren:
What are you doing for Christmas?

Rina:
Spending time with “the stupid” and his dad.

Ren:
<chuckle> Don’t call your boyfriend like that.

Rina:
Why not? He is. He believes everything that I said. <chuckle> Poor, poor Mika. She likes him so much.

She said with a smile on her face. At the moment, her phone vibrated. Rina grabbed her phone in her purse.

Rina:
Keii-chan?

Keito:
Where are you?

Rina:
I’m heading to the studio. Why? What’s wrong?

Keito:
Oh nothing. I think we should sometime during this week go on a little shopping for dad’s present.

Rina:
This week?

Keito:
Uh. Are you busy?

Rina:
Well… I have an appointment with a director for my upcoming drama.

Keito:
Oh… I see.

Rina:
Gomen ne.

Keito:
No. It’s fine. I’ll go by myself.

Rina:
Uh. Well, I gotta go now. I’ll to you later.

Keito:
Ok, bye.

Rina hangs up.

Ren:
If I remember this correctly, you won’t be meeting Director Takeuchi in about 2 weeks.

Rina:
I lied.

Ren:
Why? Don’t you want to spend time with your boyfriend?

Rina:
<scoff> It’s getting really annoying now.

She looked outside the window.

Ren:
If you’re tired of him, why don’t you just dump him?

Rina:
Why should I? Keito isn’t just a useless and clueless person. He’s the only son of Kenichi Okamoto. Wherever he goes, people respects him and love him. His group is famous. Plus, he’s adores me. Why would I dump such an important person like him?

She smirked.

-[Next]-

Mika:
Hey! Wait up!

Mika tried to follow Yamada, who’s a few feet away from her. He turned around.

Yamada:
Hurry up! You’re slow.

Mika:
What didn’t you took the car?

Yamada:
Do you know how much-

Mika:
You know what… shut up. I’m coming.

She ran toward Yamada. While Yamada turned around, a sparkling gold star ornament caught his eyes. Even when Mika bumped into him, he couldn’t feel anything.

Mika:
Huh?

She noticed Yamada gazing through the glass and the glitter gold star ornament hanging on the small Christmas tree on the display. The dazzling golden star reflected in his eyes as he continued to stare at it.

<flash back>

Unknown:
Ne, Yamada-kun.

An unknown woman bends down to look at the golden star ornament hanging on the small Christmas tree through the display window.

Yamada:
Huh?

He turned around.

Unknown:
Isn’t it pretty?

She smiled as she pointed at the star. Yamada looked at where she pointed.

Yamada:
Do you like it?

Unknown:
Uh. But it’s pretty expensive. It’d probably take me 6 or 7 months of salary to buy that.

Yamada:
<chuckle> Atsuko-chan, you’re so silly.

Atsuko:
I do?

Yamada:
Uh. That’s why I like you.

He smiled.

Atsuko:
I like you too, Yamada.

She smiled. The church bell began to ring, caught the couple’s attention.

Atsuko:
Happy Christmas, Yamada-kun.

<flash back>

Mika:
Yamada. Yamada. Yamada.

She shook his arm.

Yamada:
Huh?

He snapped out.

Mika:
Are you ok? You just stood there staring at that star-

Yamada:
Yeah, yeah. I’m fine. We should get home early before someone notices us.

He turned around and marched along the street.

Mika:
I really do not get him.

She mumbled. Mika glanced at the golden star.

Mika:
Can you hypnotize people?

She asked the star.

Yamada:
Oi! Hurry up!

He shouted.

Mika:
Uh! I’m coming!!!

She ran toward Yamada.

To be continue…

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4 Responses to “Track #013: Golden Star”

  1. Henaliza June 3, 2010 at 10:50 am #

    aaaaaa…Rina’s such a evil girl like Cruella Devil …oh…poor Mika and Keito T__T..i definitely don’t want Rina and Keito be in pair…
    Continue to waiting for ur new chpater ^^

    • lalalandchannel June 3, 2010 at 4:38 pm #

      Thanks. I’m working on it right now ^^

  2. Henaliza June 3, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    i like the Mika can rap? 😀 can u let her rap like CL? ^^

    • lalalandchannel June 3, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

      Sorry to disappoint you but she can’t rap. She was singing not rapping. gomen ne >~<

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