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Track #013: Secrets

26 Aug

Rina stood still, faced Mika with a rage in her eyes.

Mika:
Rina! Snap out of it!!

Rina
Didn’t you said we were friends?

Mika:
Huh?

Rina:
Then be a good friend and die!!

She ran to Mika with the sharp knife in her hand. Mika close her eyes tightly as Rina dashed toward her. Suddenly, a shadow from behind held Mika in his arms. Mika opened her eyes and saw Yamada.

Mika:
Yamada.

Yamada looked at Mika.

Yamada:
Are you ok?

He collapsed.

Mika:
Yamada!

She tried to held him up.

Mika:
Are you ok?

She noticed the blood on the side of Yamada’s stomach.

Mika:
<gasp> Yamada, you’re bleeding.

Yamada:
I’m ok.

Mika:
Somebody!!! HELP!!! HELP!!!

She cried. The doctor and a nurse rushed in. Mrs. Hoshino dashed in and saw the blood on Yamada and Rina held the knife in her hand.

Mrs. Hoshino:
Rina!

Rina’s eyes looked into her mother’s.

<clang>

She dropped the knife.

Doctor:
Please help me take him to another room.

Nurse:
Hai!

They escorted Yamada out of the room. Mika’s eyes followed Yamada as he carried out.

Mika:
<sniffle> Yamada~

She covered her mouth. Mrs. Hoshino marched toward Rina and took a look at her.

<slap>

Mika turned around.

Mrs. Hoshino:
Rina-chan! What’s wrong with you?!

Tears fell from her eyes.

Mrs. Hoshino:
Why are being like this?!

She cried and grabbed Rina’s shoulder and shook her.

Mrs. Hoshino:
Have I gave you enough? Do you think your father would happy to see you like this in heaven? <sniffle>

She collapsed on the floor.

-[Next]-

Doctor cut the cloth bandage around Yamada’s waist.

Doctor:
Ok, done.

He sat down the chair in front of Yamada and Mika.

Mika:
How is the cut?

Doctor:
Luckly it’s not that deep. It’d take time to heal but it won’t leave a scar.

A nurse peaked her head in.

Nurse:
Excuse me. Doctor, we need you at room 213.

Doctor:
Oh! I almost forget. I’ll be there in a sec.

The nurse shut the door. Doctor looked at the couple.

Doctor:
If you experience any ache or difficulties of getting up just please contract me. And you should be careful when you’re taking a bath.

Yamada:
Hai. I understand.

Doctor:
And now, please excuse me.

He stood up from chair and existed the room.

<door shut>

Mika turned to Yamada.

Mika:
Are you ok?

Yamada:
Uh. I’m ok. Are you ok?

Mika:
Uh. I will. But what about you? Are you able to travel?

Yamada:
Didn’t you hear the doctor? He said I’ll be fine.

Mika:
But… What about your performance at the film set? Isn’t you upcoming movie is a suspension thriller?

Yamada:
Uh

Mika:
Don’t you have to be active a lot?

Yamada:
Uh… but don’t worry. I’ll be fine.

Mika:
Are you sure?

Yamada:
Yeah… Don’t worry.

He smiled.

Mika:
When is the time of your flight?

Yamada:
Around 9 o’clock.

Mika glanced at the clock on the wall.

Mika:
It’s almost 8 now.

Yamada:
Really?

He glanced at the clock.

Mika:
I think you should head to the airport.

Yamada:
Do you want me to drop you home?

Mika:
Hmm… No, I wanna stay here for awhile?

Yamada:
Are you sure?

Mika:
Uh. Don’t worry. I’ll be fine.

She smiled.

-[Next]-

-[In front of the hospital]-

Mika peaked her head in the car.

Mika:
Call me when you arrive.

Yamada:
Ok.

He started the engine.

Mika:
Remember to be careful, ok?

Yamada:
Alright.

Mika:
Ok, then.

Mika unlocked the door and pushed the door out. Before she could stepped out of the car, Yamada grabbed her hand. She stopped and turned around. Yamada leaned forward and kissed her on her lips.

Yamada:
Ittekimasu.

He smiled.

Mika:
Have a safe trip. I’ll wait for your call.

She smiled.

-[Next]-

Mika pushed the entrance door of the hospital and stepped in. As she lifted her head up, Mika saw Mrs. Hoshino stood in front of her. Mrs. Hoshino peaked a smile.

-[Next]-

-[Hospital’s Cafeteria]-

An uncomfortable and strange atmosphere of Mika and Mrs. Hoshino lingered between them as they both looked at the cups of hot coffee before them. Mrs. Hoshino took a breathe in.

Mrs. Hoshino:
How’s your boyfriend?

Mika:
He’s fine. The cut wasn’t too deep. Thanks for asking.

Mrs. Hoshino:
I’d like to apologize for Rina’s foolish action earlier.

Mika:
No. It’s fine. I understand that she had under went a difficult time…

Mrs. Hoshino:
Tomorrow, I’ll take Rina back to our hometown.

Mika:
Tomorrow?

Mrs. Hoshino:
Uh. The doctor she need some peaceful time so I think it’d be best if I’ll take her back home.

Mika:
I see…

Mrs. Hoshino:
I’m sorry, Mika.

Mika looked into her eyes.

Mrs. Hoshino:
It’s my fault… Rina’s dad passed away when she was a very young age so we couldn’t afford things. Therefore, I was worked most of the time and couldn’t spent time with her. Maybe that’s why she had became a greedy person… I’m a bad mother, huh?

She looked down her fingers, trying to hide her tears.

Mika:
No…

Mrs. Hoshino looked at her.

Mika:
If I have a mother like you… caring, kind and warm like you… I’d give everything. Rina just didn’t know how lucky she is to have a mother like you.

She smiled. A few feet away, Rina hide behind the wall, overheard the whole conversation. Tears dropped from her eyes.

-[Next]-

-[SMEJ Studio]-

Takashi opened the door and stepped in. As he lifted his head, he saw Mika sat on the table, faced the computer.

Takashi:
Whoa! Did the sun rise in the west?

Mika:
Hahaha… Good morning to you too.

Takeshi:
What happened? Did you and Yamada had a fight? Why are you here so early?

Mika:
No, we do not have a fight. I just don’t wanna go home.

Takeshi:
Why? Mostly people who are in love would always run home to their honey.

Mika:
It’s not like that… He’s not home.

Takeshi:
Huh? Ah! I got it! He finally decided to run far far away from you, huh? Smart choice.

Mika:
No~ He’s filming a movie right now and the setting is in Korea so he’s over there now.

Takeshi:
Oh… Are you sure it’s not an excuse to run away from you?

Mika glared at him.

Mika:
What about you, huh?

Takeshi:
What about me?

Mika:
You and Ami-san.

Takeshi:
Hey, hey… Don’t change the subject.

Mika:
Just say you don’t wanna admit that you like-

Takeshi covered her mouth.

Takeshi:
Shh… She’s outside.

Mika:
Ok.

She whispered. Takeshi removed his hands.

Mika:
The greedy Takeshi are in LOVE with Ami-san!!

She shouted. Takeshi covered her mouth.

Takeshi:
Hey! Shut up!!

He whispered. Mika pulled his hands away.

Mika:
If you like her than make a move.

Takeshi:
Who say I am.

Mika:
Tch tch… first step of having a secret crush is denial.

Takeshi:
I’m not denying.

Mika:
Ok , if you don’t like her then… it’s ok if I introduce a friend of mine to Ami-san, right?

Takeshi:
Huh? Who?

Mika:
A hot photographer.

Takeshi:
What?

Mika:
Uh. He’s charming and kind and caring unlike someone here.

Takeshi:
Ok then… go ahead.

Mika:
Ok.

She smiled.

-[Next]-

Mika stepped out of the studio. She saw Ami sat at the front desk and rushed over.

Mika:
Ami-san. Come over here for a sec.

Mika:
Huh? What for?

Mika grabbed Ami’s arm and dragged her to the visitor’s lounge.

Ami:
What is it, Mika-san?

Mika:
You have to listen to me very carefully, ok?

She whispered in Ami’s ear.

-[Next]-

-[Korea. At the film set]-

Director:
Lunch!

The casts and staffs including Yamada bowed. Yamada settled down on the chair. A staff wrapped a blanket around him. Yamada turned around.

Yamada:
Ariga- I mean… Kamsahamnida.

He smiled and bowed. The staff smiled and departed from him.

<vibrate> <vibrate>

Yamada reached into his pocket and grabbed his phone and flipped the cover up. [Alert] He pressed the “View” button. [Mika’s Birthday in 3 weeks] popped up on the screen.

Yamada:
Oh yeah~ her birthday is coming.

He whispered.

Yamada:
Hmm…

He smirked.

-[Next]-

-[ The next morning. SMEJ Studio]-

Mika walked into the studio and closed the door behind her. Takeshi removed his eyes from his phone and at Mika.

Takeshi:
You! Come over here.

Mika (Thinking):
Oh snap! He know?

She marched toward Takeshi.

Mika:
What is it?

Takeshi:
Your birthday is on the 24th , isn’t it?

Mika:
Uh. I’d be 24 this year. Wait! How do you know about my birthday?

Takeshi:
Because someone emailed me and asked if the rumor of you gonna have a special live concert on your birthday is true or not?

Mika:
Huh? I’m gonna have a special live on my birthday?

She walked toward where Takeshi sat and looked at the computer screen.

Mika:
“We had reported earlier by an anonymous tip that Mikki would have a special live concert to celebrate her 24th birthday…”

She reads.

Mika:
What?!?! Who made up this stupid rumor?

Takeshi:
I don’t know but it’s not such a bad idea. It’s not too late to arrange a live concert.

Mika:
But- If I have a live concert… that means I only have 3 weeks to prepare?! No!

Takeshi:
Think about it… If you have a special live concert than thousand or maybe million would come. Wouldn’t that be nice to celebrate your birthday with your fans?

Mika:
Hmm… I don’t know… I’ll think about it.

Takeshi:
Ok. Give me a call once you decide on the final answer. I think we can arrange a concert within 3 weeks.

Mika:
Uh.

-[Next]-

-[Korea. Hilton’s Hotel]-

Yamada:
A special live concert on your birthday?

He pulled out the tie around his neck and threw it on the bed, and sat down on the bed.

Mika:
Uh. Some one reported to media that I’ll have a live concert on my birthday to celebrate my birthday. Who would so such thing?

Yamada:
I think it’s a good idea. You should do it.

Mika:
You can’t be serious. A live concert in 3 weeks?

Yamada:
If you look at it… it’s a pretty good way to celebrate your birthday. You can celebrate with million of fans and receive many blessing from them. Plus, more concert means more money. It’s a win-win deal.

Mika:
But I wanna spend my birthday with you and my family.

Yamada:
Your family?

Mika:
Uh. I was planning on visiting my family back at my hometown on my birthday with you.

Yamada:
But if you have a live concert, your family would be able to see you.

Mika:
Hmm… True. I’ll think about it. But anyway, when will you come back?

Yamada:
Around 4 weeks.

Mika:
Another 4 weeks?! You’d miss my birthday, huh?

Yamada:
I’m so sorry. We have to film all of the scenes before the snow melt.

Mika:
<sigh> It’s ok. I understand.

Yamada:
But don’t worry, you’ll have million fans coming to the concert.

Mika:
I’d rather have you.

Yamada:
<chuckle> You sound so corny now.

Mika:
I can’t express my love?

Yamada:
<chuckle> Ok, ok. It’s late, you should head to bed.

Mika:
You too.

Yamada:
Uh. Good night.

Mika:
Uh. Night.

Yamada:
Dream of me.

Mika:
No… I’m tired of seeing your face everywhere I turn. I wanna dream of something else.

Yamada:
Don’t you dare dream of any guy except me.

Mika:
<scoff> And you call me corny… Night.

She hangs up.

Yamada:
Hey! Hello? Hello?

He glanced at the screen.

Yamada:
She just hang up on me? <scoff> She sure has gut.

<ring> <ring> <ring>

Takeshi’s name appeared on the screen.

Yamada:
Hello?

Takeshi:
Yo!

Yamada:
Did everything goes as plan?

Takeshi:
Don’t worry. I purposely showed her the fake email and the article.

Yamada:
<chuckle> Thanks.

Takeshi:
But hey! What make you so sure that she’ll fall for it?

Yamada:
Don’t worry, she’ll have a live concert because she love her fans more than anything. Just be sure to fool her until that day.

Takeshi:
Got it.

Yamada hangs up.

Yamada:
Mika… I’ll give an unforgettable birthday ever.

He smiled.

-[Next]-

-[SMEJ Studio]-

<ring> <ring> <ring>

Takeshi:
Hello?

Mika:
I decided!

Takeshi:
Ok, what is it?

Mika:
I’ll do the concert.

Takeshi:
Ok! I’ll make some call.

Mika:
Thanks. By the way… did you have lunch?

Takeshi:
No, not yet. Why?

Mika:
Cause I’d like to treat you lunch.

Takeshi:
Why? You had never treat me lunch before… Why the change of heart?

Mika:
Well, I’ll start treating lunch then.

Takeshi:
Hmm… I don’t know-

Mika:
Come to the restaurant near the studio in 20 minutes or your ticket to free lunch would be gone.

She hangs up.

Takeshi:
Shoot!

He immediately stood up.

-[Next]-

Takeshi existed the studio and passed the desk and stopped. He looked at an empty spot behind the table and at the person beside Ami’s usual spot.

Takeshi:
Eh?! Where is the Drama Freak who sit here?

Yuri:
Ami?

Takeshi:
Uh.

Yuri:
She called in earlier and said she have an important meeting today.

Takeshi:
An important meeting?

He mumbled.

-[Next]-

-[Restaurant]-

Takeshi stepped in the restaurant.

Waitress:
Konnichiwa~ Do you have a reservation?

Takeshi:
Hai. Mika Tanaka.

Waitress:
Oh! She’s already here. Please follow me.

She leads the way toward where Mika sat.

Mika:
Ah! You’re here.

She noticed.

Takeshi settled down the chair across from her. He grabbed the menu on the table and opened it.

The Waitress:
Would you like to order now?

Mika looked at Takeshi

Mika:
You wanna order right now?

Takeshi:
Uh.

The Waitress:
What will you have, sir?

Takeshi glanced at Mika and back at the waitress.

Takeshi:
What’s today special?

The Waitress:
Ravioli stuffed with lobster.

Takeshi:
Alright, I’ll get that one then.

He handed the menu to her. The waitress turned to Mika.

The Waitress:
And what would you have for today?

Mika:
Hmm…

She looks at the menu.

Mika:
I’ll have Spaghetti with Alfredo sauce and mushroom.

She smiled and handed the menu to the waitress.

The Waitress:
Alright. I’ll be back with your orders shortly.

She smiled and departed from the table. Takeshi looked at Mika.

Takeshi:
Ok. What’s the catch? Why did you suddenly treat me lunch today?

Mika:
Since Yamada’s not here I feel kinda lonely eating out so I just wanna invite you that’s all.

She grabbed the glass of water on the table.

Takeshi:
Really… Hmm, interesting.

Mika took a sip and suddenly stopped.

Mika:
Hey! Look! Isn’t that Ami-san?

She pointed toward the entrance door. Takeshi’s eyes followed her fingers. He saw Ami dressed in a dazzling black dress stood by the register desk.

Takeshi:
What is she doing here?

A tall man appeared beside Ami.

Mika:
Whoa! She’s on a date? With a very very hot guy?!

The man began to wrap his arm around Ami’s waist. From a far Mika and Takeshi witnessed the affection between the two.

Mika:
<gasp> He wrapped his arm around her waist!

Takeshi immediately turned around.

Mika:
Ami! Ami-san!

Takeshi:
Hey! Shh! What are you doing?

He whispered.

Mika:
I’m calling Ami.

Takeshi:
No! Sit down! She’ll see us!

Mika:
Ha! Too late. She’s coming over here.

Takeshi:
What?!

Ami and the man beside her, approached the table.

Ami:
Mika.

She smiled and glanced at Takeshi.

Ami:
And you.

Her smile disappeared.

Mika:
Jin! You’re here too!

She smiled.

Jin:
Uh. Long time no see.

He smiled back.

Takeshi:
You know him?

Mika:
Uh. He’s the photographer that I was telling you about.

She looked at Ami and Jin.

Mika:
Where are you two sitting?

Jin:
Over there.

He pointed to the table near the window.

Mika:
We are all here, how about we all sit together.

Takeshi glared at Mika.

Takeshi (Thinking):
What the hell?!

He glanced at Ami and Jin.

Takeshi (Thinking):
Say no! Say No!!!

Jin:
Sure.

He smiled.

Takeshi (Thinking):
Damn!

-[Next]-

Mika:
So how’s the date so far?

She asked Ami.

Ami:
It was fun.

She smiled.

Mika:
How about you, Jin?

Jin:
Uh. We had fun.

Mika:
Where did you guys go?

Jin:
We went to the museum.

Ami:
Uh. The art is really amazing. I didn’t understand it at first but Jin explained it to me and I found it’s very interesting.

Mika:
I’m glad to hear that. It’s way more better than was fool by some immature idiot and soaked in the rain, right Takeshi?

She looked him.

Takeshi:
Uh. Of course.

He faked a smile.

Takeshi (Thinking):
What are you trying to say?

Jin:
Who was fooled?

Mika:
Oh! Takeshi-

Takeshi:
Hey! The food is here!

He shouted. Everyone looked behind them and saw the waitress pushed the cart of food toward the table.

The Waitress:
Sorry for making you wait.

She placed at plate by plate on the table.

Mika:
Wow~ It smells so good.

The Waitress:
Please enjoy your meal.

She bowed and departed from the table.

Mika:
We should eat it before it gets cold.

Ami:
Uh.

Jin, Ami and Mika:
Ittadakimasu!!

Takeshi:
Ittadakimasu… my ass.

He mumbled. The four shoved their forks into the plates.

Mika:
Hmm… It’s delicious, isn’t it?

Ami:
Uh. I’m glad order the same meal.

Mika:
Uh. How’s your ravioli, Takeshi?

She glanced at him.

Takeshi:
It’s out of this world!

He said with sarcasm.

Jin:
Ah! Ami-san… You have a little something on your lip.

Ami:
Eh? Where?

Jin used his hand and swiped the sauce on her lip.

Jin:
It’s gone now.

He smiled.

Ami:
Thank you.

Takeshi glared at them with rage.

Takeshi (Thinking):
How dare you!

Mika:
Takeshi, you don’t look so well.

Takeshi:
Nothing. It’s nothing.

He dipped his fork into the plate.

Mika (Thinking):
You play it cool, huh?

Jin:
Ami-san, what do you do for fun?

Ami:
Well, I like to-

Takeshi:
Beside watching drama what else do she do?

Ami glared at him.

Jin:
Drama? You’re into drama?

Ami:
Um… yeah.

Takeshi:
She loves it too much that there’s a nickname for her at work.

Jin:
A nickname?

Takeshi:
Uh. Drama Freak.

Jin:
Drama Freak?

Takeshi:
Uh. Can you believe it? A 30 something woman obsesses with drama <laugh> Who would date her? <laugh>

<thud>

Ami:
Ya!!!!

She slapped her hand loudly against the table and stood up.

Ami:
You @#$&%* %$#&*#$@!!!!

Everyone stared at her. Ami gasped and covered her mouth. She looked at Jin.

Ami:
I’m sorry.

She quickly grabbed her purse and dashed out of the restaurant.

Mika:
Ami-san!!

To be continue…

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