Don’t joke [Part 1] (YuriAnnin) [Remake]
A black bike stopped in front of me. A young girl removed her crash helmet as the guy who was driving. She left a quick peck on his lips and she turned around toward me. She mustn’t expect to see someone behind her. She stared at me for some seconds with a surprised face before leaving to the school.
“Are you fine Yuria?” I heard Juri’s teasing voice next to me.
“Do you know her?” I asked my friend, referring to the girl.
“She is Iriyama Anna. Don’t you know her?” Juri answered a bit bewildered. “She is the smart popular girl.”
— After the school —
I took my stuff in my locker and noticed a few girls speaking next to me.
“Do you see Iriyama-san this morning? She was with her boyfriend!” The first said.
“Yeah, they are so cute.” The second spoke in an enthusiastic voice.
I never met her before today. In fact, I rarely cared about school’s stuff. I didn’t like it.
“Yuria!” Juri shouted suddenly my name.
I quickly closed my locker and looked at her.
“Oh sorry. Did I afraid you?” She teased me but I only nodded. “I can’t go home with you today.” She apologized softly.
“It’s fine. I will go to the manga’s shop then.”
She smiled at me before leaving.
I loved manga. I often went in this shop at least… in front of the windows. I didn’t go inside. I couldn’t pass all my time there.
— At the shop —
I gazed at all the things through the window. I heard a soft bell ringing and distinguished a figure going out. I turned my head to look at her. It was young girl.
“The shop will-”
“Iriyama-san…?” I let out but quickly shut my mouth, surprised by my own reaction.
“Who are you?” She said coldly.
“We are in the same school. I’m Kizaki Yuria.” I smiled at her but she sighed and started going away. “Wait!”
“What?” She snapped back.
“Why are you leaving?” I asked while she turned around.
“I don’t want to be bothering because I’m popular.”
“I won’t disturb you. The world doesn’t resolve around you…” I said, avoiding her eyes. “I didn’t know you before today anyway.” I mumbled and started leaving.
“I’m sorry.” She apologized and I stopped myself to look at her. “I don’t like being popular.” She paused a bit before talking again.” Do you want to go inside?” She asked with a light smile.
I nodded and we went into the shop. I looked the manga which covered all the wall.
“Welcome here, Kizaki-san.”
“Call me Yuria.” I answered without looking at her.
“Anna! It’s time to close the shop!” A woman voice shouted.
It was her mother, I guessed.
“I’m sorry Yuria.” She showed me a sad smile.
“See you next time.” I said before leaving her.
— Few days later —
I was late, I ran in the building. I quickly cast a glance at my watch.
My heart stopped beating. I turned my head but hit the corner of the wall. I stopped running and held my shoulder.
“Are you fine?!” A panicked voice came to me.
“Y-Yeah.” I answered, looking at her. “Iriyama-san?!”
I felt all the gazes on us, I looked down slowly.
“Look in front of you…” She mumbled, touching my shoulder. “Doesn’t it hurt?” She spoke in a worried tone.
“I-I’m fine.” I left her with a weird feeling in my chest.
I didn’t like all the looks which were staring at us, full of jealousy.
I finally reached the classroom.
“You are late. Sit down, Kizaki.” He snapped coldly.
— After the class —
“You. Are you serious?” An unfamiliar voice said to me. “You are the most idiotic girl.”
I lowered my head down, avoiding the person in front of me. I bit my lips and finally raised my eyes with angry eyes.
“Are you mad?” He said before leaving me.
I stayed in the classroom, alone. I put my head on my arms and closed my eyes.
“Why are you alone here?”
I looked at her, surprised. My heart started beating wildly. She pat my head with a light smile.
“Hey, don’t cry.” I quickly wiped my tears away with my sleeve.
“Anna. What are you doing?” A male voice spoke behind her.
“Eh? I’ll meet you outside, I need to- Release me!” She shouted when he grabbed her arms strongly and pulled her.
I looked at them without moving. She couldn’t resist. Anna was so kind, he didn’t deserve a girl like her.
— Few days later —
I didn’t talk with Anna since the last time. One day, after the school, I reached the manga’s shop quickly. I pushed the door slowly. The young girl was here, a light smile on her face.
“Hi.” She mumbled.
“I wanted to see you. How are you?” I asked in a worried tone.
“Fine…” She spoke in a quiet voice.
“You aren’t. Did he hurt you?” I said, referring at her boyfriend.
She shook her head but I wasn’t fine with her answer.
“Break up with him.” I told her but she looked at me, surprised.
“What? Why? I barely know you, don’t decide about my life!” She yelled mad.
“You’re a great person. He doesn’t deserve you.” I bit my lips while she grabbed my wrist, preventing me from leaving.
“Thank you. Sorry. Yuria, let’s be friend.” She smiled and releasing me slowly.
I nodded slowly.
— Few months later —
Anna finally broke up with her boyfriend. So many guys wanted to have Anna’s heart. She was so popular among them. That killed me each time I saw one of them trying to hit on her. I became really jealous. I couldn’t take it anymore.
Anna and I are in my house, she seemed a bit troubled.
“Are you fine?” I asked while she looked at me.
“I have a date, I’m stressed.” She admitted, avoiding my eyes.
“What?” I snapped, the jealousy was burning inside my body. “You’re an idiot! Leave me!” I shouted, pushing her toward the door.
She didn’t answer and just left the house. The tears were flowing on my cheeks. I clenched my fists and went in my bedroom.
— Two days later —
My room’s door was pushing slowly.
My head was buried in my cushion. I couldn’t see the person who was coming in.
“Yuria…” She spoke in a warm voice.
I immediately recognized Anna’s voice.
“I don’t want to see you.” I mumbled, she started stroking my head gently.
I felt good with this warm hand which was playing with my hair.
“I’m sorry.” She finally told me.
I sat next to her and grabbed her hand, looking away
“I… I’m jealous about this boy…” I admitted while a single tear rolled on my cheek.
She didn’t answer, staring at me. I stood up, trying to hold back my other tears.
“Why don’t-” I started speaking but she interrupted me violently.
She put her hands upon my shoulders and pushed me until I touch the wall. She leaned on her hand, close to my head. She titled a bit her head. I could feel her breath on my lips.
“Baka. I love you.” She said before pecking my lips softly.
I stayed frozen, staring at Anna’s eyes.
“Really?” I only could say while she showed me an amusing smile.
“I don’t joke about my feelings.” She answered, removing herself.
I finally avoided her eyes, becoming red. I lowered my head and bit my lips. She wrapped her arms around my body gently, patting my head.
“Anna, I love you.” I said, my head put against her shoulder.
She smiled, stroking my cheek. I leaned toward her lips and we kissed passionately.
To Be Continued…