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Track #008: Together… Once again.

17 Jul

-[A week later]-

-[Yamada’s apartment]-

<dorr shut>

Mika’s assisted Yamada into his house.

Yamada:
I’m fine. I’m fine.

Mika:
No. The doctor said you might experience faintness after taking the medicine.

Yamada:
<chuckle> I’m fine. Don’t worry.

He suddenly fell on Mika.

Mika:
<gasp> Are you ok?

She held him in her arms. Yamada wrapped his arms around her.

Yamada:
Thank you.

Mika:
Huh?

Yamada:
For forgiving me, thank you.

Mika:
<soft chuckle> Ok, ok. You should sit down.

She helped him to the sofa.

Mika:
Wait here. I’m gonna make some hot tea.

Yamada’s eyes followed her as she made her way to the kitchen.

-[Next]-

Mika stepped out of the kitchen and into the living room with a cup of hot tea. Once she reached the sofa, she saw Yamada sleep serenely on the sofa. She gently placed the teacup of the coffee table and sat down across from Yamada. Mika stared at Yamada and smiled.

Mika:
Good night, my patient.

-[Next]-

The birds chipping as the sun shine through window glasses. Yamada opened his eyes.

Yamada (voice over):
Ah! I fell asleep!

He immediately pulled himself up.

Yamada:
Huh?

He noticed Mika sleeping on her hands right beside him.

Yamada:
Ohayou~

He smiled.

-[Next]-

Yamada looked at Mika while she consuming foods in front of her.

Mika:
Huh? Is there something on my face?

Yamada:
No. It seems surreal to see you sit in front of me again.

Mika:
<chuckle> Baka.

Yamada:
Mika.

Mika:
Huh?

Yamada:
How about you move in with me?

Mika paused and looked at Yamada.

Yamada:
<chuckle> Never mind. Never mind.

He faced down the bowl of rice.

Mika:
Uh.

Yamada lifted his head.

Mika:
I’ll move in after the promotion.

She smiled.

-[Next]-

-[2 weeks later]-

-[Yamada’s car]-

<dial tone> <dial tone>

Mika:
Hello?

Yamada:
Are you home?

Mika:
No, not yet. I have another T.V show to attend then I’ll be home right before 9. You still have the spare key that I gave you?

Yamada:
Uh.

Mika:
I already packed everything into the box so all you need is to transfer those. The rest of the luggage, I’ll bring it tomorrow.

Yamada:
Uh. Ok.

Mika:
Ok, I’ll talk to you later.

Yamada;
Uh.

-[Dressing room]-

Mika hangs up.

Mariko:
<squeal> Oh my god! You’re moving into his house?

She jumped with joy.

Mika:
Shh…

Mariko covered her mouth. She looked around, and leaned toward Mika and whispered.

Mariko:
Is it true?

Mika:
Uh.

She smiled.

Mariko:
Yokatta~

She clapped her hands together. Mika chuckled.

-[Next]-

-[Mika’s apartment]-

<ding>

The elevator door pulled open. Once Yamada lifted his head up, he saw Ken stood inside the elevator. Their eyes met. Ken smiled.

Ken:
Aren’t you going to go in?

Yamada:
Ah! Uh.

He stepped in the elevator.

<ding>

The doors automatically close behind him as he walked in.

Ken:
Are you here for her stuff?

Yamada:
Huh?

Ken:
I heard she’s moving into your apartment.

Yamada:
Uh.

Ken:
Honestly, Yamada… I envy you.

Yamada looked at him.

Ken:
You would sacrifice yourself to save someone you love. I, however, couldn’t do that… <chuckle> Pretty selfish, huh?

He looked at Yamada with a smiled.

Ken:
Be good to her. Only you can make her happy.

<ding>

Ken:
Maybe next time when we meet again we could be friend, ne.

He exited the elevator.

<ding>

The elevator door closed.

-[Next]-

-[Yamada’s apartment]-

Mika placed the filthy dishes into the sink.

Yamada:
Do you need help?

Mika:
No, I’m fine.

She smiled as she slipped her hands into the rubber gloves. Yamada walked toward her; he slides his arms around Mika’s waist.

Mika:
<chuckle> What is it?

Yamada sniffed the sweet scent of jasmine on Mika’s hair.

Yamada:
I don’t know whether it’s because of the medicine or something… but I just wanna hold you like this.

He squeezed her tightly.

Mika:
<soft chuckle> Baka.

She turned around.

Mika:
I think you should lie down.

Yamada:
Not without you.

He leaned toward her and kissed her on her lips.

-[Next]-

With Yamada on top of Mika, they slowly fell on the comfortable bed and shared an intimate kiss. Yamada stopped and looked into Mika’s eyes.

Yamada:
I love you.

He whispered. Mika smiled.

Mika:
I love you too.

Yamada leaned toward her and kissed her.

-[Next]-

The glory light shine through the thin layer of white curtain; the light finds it ways to the lovers’ bed. Beneath the layers of blanket, lie Mika and Yamada. In each other arms, they sleep peacefully. Yamada slowly opened his eyes; he looked down at Mika, who’s in his arms. He looked at her sleeping face and smile.

Yamada:
You look like a pig when you sleep.

He whispered. Yamada leaned toward her and kissed on her forehead. His kiss awoke Mika.

Mika:
Huh?

She opened her eyes.

Yamada:
<soft chuckle> Ohayou~

Mika smiled.

Mika:
Ohayou~

She shrugged.

Yamada:
You’re cold?

Mika:
Uh.

Yamada pulled up a blanket and placed it on top of Mika.

Yamada:
Better?

Mika:
Uh.

She smiled.

Mika:
Were you looking at me while I’m sleeping?

Yamada:
<scoff> Why would I?

Mika:
Ugh, hentai~

Yamada:
What?

He tickled her.

Mika:
<laugh> St-stop.

Yamada:
How dare you call me “Hentai”?

He continued to tickle her.

Mika:
<laugh> Go-gomen <laugh>

<ring> <ring> <ring> <ring>

Mika:
Stop! Stop!

Yamada stopped.

Mika:
Is that your phone?

<ring> <ring> <ring>

Yamada turned around and grabbed his phone on the nightstand.

Yamada:
Hello?

He listened for a while.

Yamada:
Hai… hai. I understand. I’ll meet you at noon, sir.

He hangs up the phone.

Mika:
Who was it?

Yamada:
It’s Johnny-san. He wants to have lunch with me.

Mika:
By any chance, he knows about us?

Yamada:
<sigh> I guess so.

Mika looked concern. Yamada’s glanced at her.

Yamada:
<chuckle> Don’t worry, piggy.

He messed her hair.

Yamada:
I bet Johnny-san will understand.

Mika:
But… We have to break up once people find out, right?

She looked into his eyes.

Yamada:
Don’t worry.

He wrapped his arms around her.

Yamada:
I won’t let that happen.

He kissed on her forehead.

Yamada:
It’s kinda early. We should go back to sleep.

He closed his eyes as he held onto Mika. In his arms, Mika still feels a little burden.

-[Next]-

-[Restaurant]-

Yamada walked in the restaurant.

Waitress:
Irashaimase~

The waitress bowed.

Waitress:
How many people?

Yamada’s eyes browsed around the empty restaurant and finally found Johnny-san, who sat at the table in the middle of the grand room.

Yamada:
It’s fine.

He smiled. Yamada approached to Johnny-san, who’s staring at the menu.

Yamada:
Sumimasen. Did you wait long?

Johnny:
No, no. I’m just here early. Sit.

Yamada:
Hai.

He pulled out the chair in front of Johnny and sat down. Yamada grabbed the menu beside him and opened it.

Yamada:
Did you order yet?

Johnny:
Hmm… No. Not yet.

The waitress approached the table.

Waitress:
Are you ready to order?

Johnny:
Oh yes. I’d like a medium rare steak and a 1775 Sherry.

Waitress:
Hai.

Johnny looked at Yamada.

Johnny:
How about you?

Yamada:
Same.

He smiled.

Waitress:
Hai.

Both, Johnny and Yamada handed the menus to the waitress.

-[Next]-

The silence between Johnny and Yamada draws deeper as they consumed the steaks on the plates.

Johnny:
How’s your health? Feeling any better?

Yamada:
Hai. I’m better, now. Thanks for asking.

Johnny:
Is it true?

Yamada:
Huh?

Johnny:
You and that singer, Mikki. Are you dating her?

Yamada lingered.

Johnny:
Tell me honestly.

Yamada:
Yes, sir. We’re dating.

Johnny:
So she’s the one that cause the commotion 2 years ago at the airport?

Yamada:
Yes, sir.

Johnny:
I see. You do know that if people find out about this not only her career at stake but also yours, hmm?

Yamada:
I understand it very clearly but I accept that challenge.

Johnny:
Hmm… Why…

He tried to slice the thick piece of steak.

Johnny:
Why does this piece of meat so stubborn?

Yamada stopped and looked at Johnny.

Johnny:
No matter how much I tried to cut it, it’s never seems to separate… Yamada…

He stared at Yamada.

Johnny:
Do you think that this cow had been pampered too much that it’s became stubborn and a little arrogant?

Yamada smiled.

Yamada:
It sure is stubborn and arrogant but…

He placed the piece of steak into his mouth and chew.

Yamada:
It is a very good steak that you can’t deny.

He smiled.

Johnny:
Sou ne~

Johnny smiled.

-[Next]-

-[SMEJ Studio]-

<ding>

Takeshi stepped out of the elevator. He approached the front desk.

Takeshi:
Ami, any fan mails for me?

Ami:
Nope, but you have a lots of complaint calls from your landlord.

Takeshi:
Tch. I told him a thousand times; I’ll pay after this month. Tch. How annoying.

Ami:
Ha! I knew it! You’d never pay until the last minute.

Takeshi:
Hey, hey… Don’t judge me.

His eyes flicked to the waiting room and saw a middle age woman sat there.

Takeshi:
Hey! Who’s she?

Ami looked at where Takeshi’s eyes lay.

Ami:
Her? I don’t know. She didn’t tell me her name and when I asked her who’s she here for, she said she wants to see Mika-chan but when I tried to call to the studio she refused and insisted to wait for her until Mika come out. Strange, huh? I wonder who is she? Maybe Mika has a very rich relative. Or-or she’s Mika’s long lost mom, you know like in those drama where a-

Takeshi smacked on her head.

Takeshi:
You watch too much drama! How old are you, huh? 30?

Ami:
In a few months, I’ll be 31.

She whispered.

Takeshi:
Tch, tch. About to be 31 and without a boyfriend. That’s really pathetic. Do the society a favor, go out and actually date someone, huh? Don’t just clue your eyes after work on drama.

Ami:
Why do you care? Plus, who would date a 30 something?

Takeshi:
Have you heard something call Internet?

Ami:
Of course, I signed up at so many sites but no one replied…

She pouted.

Takeshi:
Ok, ok… I’ll hook you up with someone.

Ami:
Really?

She jumped.

Takeshi:
Look at your expression… Yeah, I’ll introduce you to someone nice-

Ami:
And good looking. And-And rich. And don’t forget tall.

Takeshi glared at her.

Takeshi:
Did you look in the mirror this morning?

Ami:
Uh. Why?

Takeshi:
What make you think that type of guy would chase after you?

Ami:
I’m just saying.

She looked down.

Takeshi:
Ok, ok. I’ll try.

Ami:
Arigatou.

She smiled.

-[Next]-

<knock> <knock>

Takeshi stepped into the studio.

Mika:
You’re here.

She turned around.

Takeshi:
Uh. You’re here early.

Mika:
<chuckle> Is that a joke? It’s already pass noon.

Takeshi:
I thought you would be home taking care of your honey.

Mika:
<scoff> How cliché? Who would use “Honey” nowadays?

Takeshi:
Are you calling me old, huh?

He used his finger and tipped Mika’s head.

Mika:
Ow~ <chuckle>

Takeshi:
Oh yeah, do you know there’s a lady waited for you outside?

Mika:
Huh?

-[Next]-

Mika slowly approached where the lady in fur coat sat.

Mika:
Umm…

The middle age lady looked up.

Mika:
Is there I can help you with?

The unknown lady stood up.

Naoko:
You don’t remember me?

Mika tried to remember.

Mika:
I’m sorry, but I do not recall…

She smiled.

Naoko:
It’s me… Your mom.

Mika’s smile disappeared.

To be continue…