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Track #016: Reunion

19 Sep

-[TBS TV Studio. Press Conference]-

Mika peaked her head out to the stage and saw a crowd of reporters.

Mika:
<gasp> There’s so many reporters here!

She turned around and faced Yamada.

Mika:
I’ve never seen so many reporters in one place.

Yamada:
Well, it’s not surprise since I’m one the top idol in Japan.

He smiled.

Mika:
<scoff> Don’t be too full of yourself.

Yamada:
Mika…

Mika:
Huh?

Yamada:
Sometime, during the press conference… it’s good to lie.

Mika:
What do you mean?

Yamada:
I know that the reporters will ask a lot of questions about us and some of the question is very uncomfortable so just leave it to me.

Mika looked into his eyes.

Staff:
Mikki-san and Yamada-san, are you ready?

Both Yamada and Mika turned around.

Yamada and Mika:
Hai!

-[Next]-

MC:
Ladies and gentlemen, Yamada Ryosuke and Mika Tanaka.

Yamada and Mika stepped out, holding each other hands, headed toward the table and stood behind it. Every cameras from every angles began to snap pictures of the couple. They bowed before the reporters and sat down beside each other.

MC:
The press conference begins now.

Yamada leaned toward the microphone

Yamada:
<clear throat> Good morning and thanks for being with us today. Do anyone have any question?

Reporter #1:
How did you both met?

Yamada:
We met through a mutual friend.

Mika glanced at him.

Reporter #1:
And when did you two began to date?

Yamada:
About 1 year ago.

Reporter #2:
You both are still in your early 20s and both are famous in the entertainment industry, aren’t you worry that this marriage could affect your-

Yamada:
Absolutely not.

He looked at Mika and held her hand.

Yamada:
Even though I only date her for a short time, but I’m certain that she’s the one for me.

Mika smiled.

Reporter #3:
A question for Mikki-san… Earlier this year, there were some rumors about you and a male model, Ken, can you confirm the relationship between you two?

Mika:
Ken and I are close friend. We met while I was abroad and he helped me a lot with the language.

Reporter #3:
Are you jealous, Yamada-san?

Yamada:
Eh?

Reporter #3:
I meant the closeness between Mikki-san and Ken.

Yamada:
Oh~

Mika looked at him.

Yamada:
<cough> At first I was <chuckle>

He blushed. Mika grinned.

Yamada:
But he really appreciate of what he did to Mika… Whenever she feels sad, she would have a friend to share her problem to.

Reporter #4:
You both decided to marry with only a year of dating… perhaps <clear throat> Mikki-san is pregnant?

It caught everyone’s attention include Mika and Yamada. Mika glanced at Yamada and at the crowd. Everyone began to chuckled. Mika and Yamada quickly grabbed the microphone.

Mika and Yamada:
No! No… That’s-

They glanced at each other. Yamada covered the microphone with his hand and whispered.

Yamada:
You’re not pregnant, right?

Mika:
What are you talking about? We were using protection every time-

MC:
<clear throat> Excuse me, but no side conversation.

Yamada:
Um…

He faced the audience.

Mika:
I’m not! I’m not pregnant.

Yamada glanced at her.

Reporter #4:
There were some rumor that you moved in with Yamada, is that correct?

Mika:
Hai.

Reporter #3:
A question for Yamada-san…

Yamada:
Hai.

Reporter #3:
According to JE’s Idol Ranking, you maintain the position of #1 for the last 8 years… Are afraid that the ranking would decrease after your marriage?

Yamada:
No, not at all. A rank is just a number to verify how well and how many supporters you have… other than that, it’s useless.

Reporter #5:
Base on your fan base, there’s mostly girls… are you afraid your fans would be disappointing?

Yamada:
Well… If they’re truly my fans then they would support me 100%.

Reporter #5:
How about you Mikki-san? Your fan base are mostly male… are you afraid that your fan might find this surreal?

Mika:
Umm… I agree with Yamada. If my fan truly love me than please support me with all your heart.

Reporter #1:
You still address him by his last name?

Mika:
Oh! <soft chuckle> Hai.

She smiled.

Reporter #2:
How about you Yamada? Do you address her by her last name also?

Yamada:
<chuckle> No, I called her by her real name.

Reporter #5:
Have your determine on what date to be your wedding day?

Yamada:
Due to our busy schedule, we haven’t decided on the topic yet.

Reporter #4:
Mikki-san, were you surprise when he proposed?

Mika:
I was… Because I had always thought that he’s in Korea shooting a movie and then a blink of an eye, he was in front of me <soft chuckle> I was very surprised and happy at the same time…

She smiled.

-[Diagonal Crossing, Shibuya]-

A group of girls dressed in their school uniforms, lifted their heads to watch Mika on the big screen.

Unknown #1:
Tch. How annoying… She’s clearly a fake!

Unknown #2:
<scoff> She doesn’t match with our Yamada at all!

She exclaimed.

Unknown #2:
Right? Riko?

She turned toward a girl who stood beside her.

Riko:
How disgusting.

She glared at the big screen while gripped her bag tightly.

-[Next]-

-[Johnny’s office]-

<knock> <knock>

Johnny:
Come in.

Akira stepped in the office.

Akira:
You called me?

Johnny:
Uh.

Akira:
Ano~ Are you upset about Yamada?

Johnny:
A little bit but I guess I’ll let him have his way just for once. To prevent from any further mistake… I’ll stop here.

Akira:
That’s a great idea, sir.

Johnny:
But… if anything happen to his beloved… it will all his fault

Akira:
Huh? What do you mean?

Johnny looked at him.

Johnny:
How many fans do you think he has?

Akira:
Well… he has one of the biggest fan base in JE so…

Johnny:
Exactly. 93% of them are girls so tell me what the result of this situation?

Akira:
Most of them are girls…

He mumbled.

Akira:
<gasp> You don’t mean…

Johnny:
Uh… That’s exactly what I meant… Anti fan.

-[Next]-

-[Yamada’s apartment]-

<door shut>

Mika:
I’m so tired.

She slipped off her shoes.

Yamada:
Answering questions is tiring?

Mika marched toward the living room and collapsed on the sofa.

Mika:
Uh. I’ve never thought answering question can be so tiring.

Yamada settled beside her.

Yamada:
Well, get use to it. We might have another press conference…

Mika immediately sat up.

Mika:
Huh?! When?

Yamada:
I don’t know… maybe after we got marry.

Mika:
I can’t take another question.

She rested her head on Yamada’s shoulder.

Yamada:
Now you know how I feel…

Mika:
Uh. I was very uncomfortable when that reporter asked whether I’m pregnant or not… <scoff> Do I look like that kind of girl?

Yamada:
Ah! By the way…

Mika:
Huh?

Yamada:
Are you sure- I mean… Lately, do you feel exhausted or ill?

Mika:
Well, I was very busy with the concert so I always feel weary.

Yamada:
How about craving for food?

Mika:
Hmmm… Ah!

She sat up.

Yamada:
What is it?

Mika:
Recently, I have been craving for those cream puffs that my brother make.

Yamada:
Cream puffs?

Mika:
Uh… Both of my brothers are pastry chefs. They own a bakery in my hometown.
<sigh> I miss them so much.

She frowned.

Yamada:
You miss them?

Mika:
Of course! I haven’t seen them for three years. I think my nephew is already 6 and I haven’t even seen him once.

Yamada:
Then let’s go!

Mika:
Huh?

Yamada:
Let’s go to your hometown… together.

Mika:
Really? What about you? Don’t you have events to attend?

Yamada:
No… I’m on a short break. Plus, I’d like to properly meet your family.

Mika:
Really?

Yamada:
Uh.

He smiled.

-[Next]-

Yamada’s car parked in front of his apartment. Mika placed a small luggage in the trunk.

Yamada:
Is that all?

He glanced at Mika.

Mika:
Uh.

Yamada:
Let’s go!

He shut the trunk.

<ring> <ring> <ring>

Yamada grabbed the phone in his pocket.

Yamada:
Hello?

Akira:
Yamada!

Yamada glanced at Mika.

Mika:
I’ll wait in the car.

She whispered.

Yamada:
Uh. What’s up?

Akira:
I’m so glad I finally get a hang off you.

Yamada:
What’s wrong?

Akira:
I think you should postpone the marriage.

Yamada:
Not you too, Akira. Did Johnny-san told you-

Akira:
No! Listen-

Yamada:
I’m sorry, Akira. I don’t wanna hear this anymore. If you’re calling me just to persuade me to postpone my marriage then please don’t.

Akira:
But-

Yamada:
Bye.

He hangs up. Yamada marched toward the driver’s seat and opened the door. He stepped in.

Mika:
Something wrong?

Yamada:
<soft chuckle> It’s nothing.

He faked a smiled.

Mika:
Ok.

She smiled.

-[Oodate. Tanaka residence]-

Yamada’s car pulled in front of a traditional house. Mika and Yamada stepped out of the car.

Mika:
<inhale> <exhale> I’m home.

She smiled. Yamada looked at the house in front of him.

Yamada:
This is your house?

Mika turned around.

Mika:
Uh.

She smiled. Mika skipped toward the house. She peaked her head in and shouted.

Mika:
Jero! Hideki! Konomi! Maki! Otousan!!! Tadaima!!!

Konomi dashed out with a little boy followed behind. She saw Mika stood in front of her.

Konomi:
Mika!

Mika:
Konomi!

Kyou:
Auntie!!

Mika:
Kyou!!

He rushed toward and gave her a hug.

Mika:
Oh my- You’ve grown so much.

Konomi:
Otousan! Otousan!!!

She shouted.

Mika:
Otousan is home?

Konomi:
Uh.

Mika’s dad marched out.

Mr. Tanaka:
What? What is it?

Konomi:
Looks who’s home.

He glanced at Mika.

Mika:
Otousan.

Tears lingered in her eyes.

Mr. Tanaka:
Mika…

Mika dashed toward her dad and hugged him.

Mika:
Otousan.

She cried.

Mr. Tanaka:
<chuckle> You’re home, huh?

Mika:
<sniffle> Yeah <sob>

He lifted his head up and saw Yamada stood from a far. Yamada immediately bowed.

-[Next]-

-[Tanaka’s residence]-

Konomi entered the living room with a plate of glasses of water. She placed a glass of cold water in front of Yamada.

Yamada:
Arigatou.

He slightly bowed. Konomi gently sat beside her father-in-law, facing the couple.

Mr. Tanaka:
Why didn’t you call and tell us your arrival?

Mika:
Because I want it to be a surprise.

She looked around.

Mika:
Where is Jero and Hideki? They’re still at the bakery?

Mr. Tanaka:
Didn’t you call to the bakery?

He asked Konomi.

Konomi:
Hmm…I did.  they should be home by now.

<door open> <feet stomps>

Hideki (22) dashed in the living room.

Hideki:
Mika!

Mika turned around.

Mika:
Hideki!

She stood up.  Hideki run toward Mika.

Hideki:
Where is he?

Mika:
Huh?

Hideki:
Yamada Ryosuke!

Yamada peaked his head.

Hideki:
Ah~ It’s really you!!!

He pushed Mika aside and sat near Yamada.

Hideki:
I’m a fan of your drama!! You’re so cool in “Happy Days” Your character was exactly like me!

Mika punched Hideki on his head.

Hideki:
Itte! What the hell?!!

Mika:
You haven’t seen your sister in four years and the first thing you asked is my boyfriend?!!

Hideki:
I’ve never seen a celebrity up close before.

Mika:
<scoff> I’m a celebrity  too!!

Hideki:
What do you do in the entertainment industry again?

Mika:
You-

She raised her arm up.

Jero:
Oi! Settle down!

Mika and Hideki looked toward the entrance of the living room. Konomi turned around.

Konomi:
Honey~

Mika:
Jero!

Jero (32) marched toward the two.

Kyou:
Otousan!

Kyou dashed to his dad’s side. Jero bend down and picked up him.

Jero:
Is this the example you want Kyou to see?

Mika calmed down.

Mika:
You’re lucky today, punk.

Hideki stuck his tongue out.

Jero:
Why did you return without any call?

Mika:
I want this to be a surprise.

Jero:
So you drop everything in Tokyo and came here? How unprofessional…

Mika:
No! I asked for the permission-

Jero:
With permission or not… leaving your job isn’t professional.

Mika:
You haven’t changed at all… After four years, you still scold at me for little things.

Jero:
Don’t take your job so light-

Konomi:
It’s almost dinner time, Mika… can you help me with dinner?

Mika glanced at Konomi and back at Jero.

Mika:
Yeah… Sure.

Konomi:
Honey, how about you, Hideki and Yamada-san go out and get some tomatoes in the garden.

She smiled.

Jero:
Uh.

Hideki:
But I wanna talk to my brother-in-law for a little longer.

He whined.

Jero:
Brother-in-law?

Yamada immediately stood up.

Yamada:
Good evening, I’m Yamada Ryosuke. Nice to meet you.

He bowed. Jero glanced at Yamada and back at Hideki.

Jero:
Help him with the tomatoes.

Hideki:
Hai!

Yamada stared into Jero’s eyes.

-[Next]-

-[Garden]-

Jero lead the way while Hideki holding Kyou on his arm and Yamada followed.

Jero:
You two, go over there.

He pointed to the right of the garden.

Jero:
While I get some Potato over there.

Hideki:
Hai!

He saluted.

Kyou:
Hai!

Kyou copied. Jero departed from the three.

Yamada:
He doesn’t seems to like me…

Hideki:
Huh? Who? Jero?

He turned around and looked at Yamada.

Hideki:
<chuckle> Don’t mind him. He’s just being the ordinary Onion Jero<chuckle>

Yamada:
Eh?

Hideki:
It’s his nickname… You know how Onion has many layers and it makes you cry but once you simmer the onion for a long time and taste it… it became sweet.

He smiled.

Yamada:
Oh…

-[Next]-

Mika:
I can’t believe after 4 years he’s still the same person. Konomi, why did you marry him anyway?

She complained while she cut the beef meat. Konomi turned around.

Konomi:
Because he’s handsome.

She giggled.

Mika:
<scoff> Handsome? You think he’s handsome?! Maki! Am I hearing this correctly?

She glanced at Maki(22) who stood beside her.

Maki:
Uh. That’s also the reason why I marry Hideki.

Mika:
Huh? You too?

Maki:
Uh.

She nodded with a smile.

Mika:
Wow… tch, tch I’m so disappoint in.

Maki:
What about you Mika? Why do you like Yamada-san? He’s very good looking and have a lot of fans…

Mika looked down at the raw meat in front of her.

Mika:
<sigh> I like the feelings when I’m with him.

Maki and Konomi:
Eh? What kind of feelings?

Mika:
Warm and secure.

She smiled.

Maki and Konomi glanced at each and giggled.

Mika:
What?

She looked at both of them.

Konomi:
<chuckle> Gomen ne~ You surely are in love.

Mika:
Really?

Maki:
Sou sou.

She nodded with smile.

Konomi:
Ah! By the way… Mika-san.

Mika:
Huh?

Konomi:
Did you two… you know… ever share a bed?

Mika:
Huh?!

Maki:
What she means was have you two had sex?

-[Garden]-

Yamada:
Eh?!

Hideki:
Come on… I won’t tell.

He elbowed Yamada. While Kyou looked at the two with confusion.

Hideki:
Did you two did it?

Yamada:
Um…

Jero:
Are you two done?

He approached the two with a basket of potatoes. Yamada and Hideki turned around.

Hideki:
Hai, hai!!

He smiled.

Kyou:
Otousan~ What’s “sex”?

Instantly, Jero, Hideki and Yamada looked at Kyou.

Jero:
Kyou-kun! Where did you learn the word?

Kyou:
Uncle Hideki asked Yamani-chan did he had “sex” with Auntie Mika.

Hideki looked at Hideki, shaking his head. Jero glared at Hideki.

Jero:
Hideki! Do you wanna die?!

Hideki:
Go-gomen nasai!

He dashed into the house. Yamada lightly chuckled and caught Jero’s attention. Jero turned around and glared at Yamada. Immediately, Yamada stopped.

Yamada:
<clear throat> Gomen nasai.

He looked down at the basket of tomatoes.

Jero:
Let’s go in, Kyou.

Kyou:
Hai!

He held onto his dad hand. The father and son walked toward the house.

Yamada:
I’m in trouble.

He whispered.

To be continued…

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