Don’t joke [Part 1] (YuriAnnin)
My friend called me ‘’Baka” sometimes because I was not good in my studies. Yet, I didn’t care, I was fine. They could call me as they want, it will never bother me. I was waiting for Juri, my best friend, around our school. I saw a bike stop, a tall girl removed her helmet. Her hair fluttered in the wind, a long brown hair. I never saw her before. Was she a new student? The driver also removed his helmet. It was a boy, he seemed to be older than her. He smiled at the student and kissed her quickly before leaving.
“Hi Yuria. Are you hypnotized by the smart girl?” Juri teased me.
Who was she talking about?
“Smart?” I asked, looking at my friend.
“Yeah, she’s the best in the school. Iriyama Anna, Don’t you know her?” She laughed. “Let’s go, baka!” She grabbed my wrist and dragged me to the school.
So, she wasn’t a new student. Well, she was the smartest student in my school but I never noticed her. I didn’t really watch out around me. I met Juri for the elementary school and we quickly became friends. I liked to spend my time with her, we laughed a lot together.
“Nee Juri, Iriyama-san is a quite popular girl, right?” I asked curiously.
“Yeah, so many girls follow her and the boys are jealous of her boyfriend. Why?” She said simply.
So, she was that popular. I wondered how she supported it. Always being surrounded by people must have been tiring, right?
“I was just curious.” I answered with a broad grin.
“You’re strange sometimes Yuria.”
She was surely right but anyway, it was okay to be curious, right?
“It’s class time! See you later.” She left me.
I was going to my classroom. In the way I distinguished Anna, Juri was right, a lot of girls followed her. They surely wanted to be her friends. I understood, Anna was beautiful, popular and smart. But she seemed to ignore them.
“Sorry Juri, I can’t stay with you today. My mother asked me to buy some milk.” I said with a sad face.
“Okay, don’t worry. I see you tomorrow.” I nodded and left her.
In the way I noticed the manga shop. I stopped here and looked at the store front. I loved manga and anime, it was all my life. Suddenly, I heard the bell’s shop.
“Sorry, we are going to close. If you want-” I looked the seller, but a word escaped from my mouth.
“Iriyama-san?” I interrupted her.
She must have been, worked here. Maybe to help the owner. Wait. We had school today. Why was she here?
“Sorry, have we met?” She asked surprised.
“Oh, n-no… But everybody knows you in the school.” I said a little stunned.
I thought she knew it.
“Ah…” Her smile fell quickly. “Are you a kind of… fan?” She asked with a cold gaze.
“No, I just know you since today.” I giggled and gave her smile back.
Her smile looked beautiful. I almost thought she hated me for a few seconds, I felt relieved.
“Oh, sorry. I’m so annoyed by them.” She told me, avowing my eyes.
That explained why she ignored them.
“Don’t worry.” I answered simply.
“Do you want to go inside?” She asked with a warm smile.
I nodded and I followed her. It was a large place, manga covered the wall. I was in the heaven.
“I never see you here before, are you a transferred student?” She asked while I didn’t look at her.
It seemed that she didn’t know me as well. But I wasn’t a popular or a smart student so, nobody knew me. I mean, except my classmates and my friends.
“No.” I only answered because I was captivated by all this manga.
I looked at my watch. I suddenly remembered something. I needed to buy some milk and if I stayed here too long, the store will be closed.
“I need to go somewhere. I’m sorry.” I told her before starting leaving but she called me.
“Wait! What’s your name?” I didn’t expect her to ask me but I was glad.
“Yuria, Kizaki Yuria. Bye Iriyama-san” I left her without waiting for any answer.
Finally she was not the quite popular type. She wasn’t harsh or mean. She seemed to be a normal student after all. I bought some milk and went back to my place.
I was going my locker and took my book. When I closed it, I heard voices coming toward me. I went back in my classroom, but Juri called me on my way. I looked at her and suddenly hit someone. I wanted to recoil but I only stepped on my feet and I fell backward, dropping my books. The voices stopped, making everything calmer.
“I’m sorry, I didn’t see you…” I said, raising my head but because of sun through the window, I couldn’t see the person.
“Are you fine Yuria?” It was a female voice, she grabbed my hand and help me to stand up.
I could finally distinguish her. I was a bit surprised to see her.
“Iriyama-san…” I only could say.
The girls behind her started whispering. Anna looked at them with a cold gaze and picked my books. She handed it me kindly.
“You can call me Anna, we’re friends now.” She spoke in a light tone before leaving.
I stared at her stunned. The girls around her looked at me with disgust. They hated me. I was sure. I felt it. I talked with their smart ‘friend’ and they couldn’t stand it. I felt a hand on my shoulder. I immediately turned around, a bit afraid.
“Wow, you talked to the smart Iriyama.”
It was only Juri. I felt a bit reassure now. It was the first time that I talked with Anna at school. I was glad and stressed out at the same time.
“Yeah… We met several days ago…” I didn’t look at my friend and I left to my classroom.
I was sitting, daydreaming. I remembered what happened a bit earlier. She was so close to me. I could see her smooth skin, her beautiful eyes and… her attractive lips… Eh? Well, I should forget that, right? Anyway she-
“Kizaki-san? Can you give me your answer?”
Oh… I was in my mind… I didn’t hear his question.
“I-I…” I mumbled
“You aren’t listening to me.” He yelled.
Sorry sensei, I was thinking about the smart girl. My classmates laughed at me. I lowered my head and looked at the notebook. Anyway, even if I heard his question, I couldn’t answer. I was too foolish. I stayed like this for some times. I didn’t want to move, I felt ashamed.
“You know, everybody left the classroom” I heard a voice, but I didn’t answer.
I felt a warm hand on my shoulder.
“Juri?” I raised my head, it wasn’t her.
She patted my head. Why? I thought Juri will come to comfort me but… I felt fine. I was glad to see Anna here.
“Anna… W-Why are you here?” I felt the tears rolling on my cheeks.
I didn’t know why I was crying. I didn’t want her to see me cry. I was an idiot.
“Don’t cry Yuria, I’m here…” She pulled me into a hug.
I liked the way she told me. It was so gentle and warm. I wanted to stay here, wrapped in her slender arms
“Honey, what are you doing? Are you ready?” It was a male voice.
Who was it? I didn’t recognize him. Maybe, her boyfriend. I wasn’t sure.
“No, I stay with her.” She said suddenly.
I cast a quick glance toward him. It was him, the guy on the motorbike.
“Eh? No.” He came closer and pulled Anna. “Listen to your boyfriend, don’t stay with this baka.” She left me reluctantly, but she stayed at my side.
Why did he speak in a harsh tone? She just tried to help me.
“I’m not yours. You-” He interrupted her girlfriend, pulling her arms.
I was stunned to see him. I thought she was going out with a kind guy.
“Shut up and come with me.” She couldn’t resist, she looked at me quickly before leaving.
He was aggressive with her, he didn’t deserve a girlfriend like her.
I was in front of the manga’s shop. I hoped to see Anna. I knew she was working here. In fact, she was the daughter’s owner. It was a few days that we didn’t see each other. I opened the door and came inside. I felt a bit stressed.
“Finally, you’re here.” I looked toward the voice.
It was her, I smiled. I felt relieved to see her.
“I wanted to see you.” I told her while she walked toward me.
“Me too… I’m sorry, it’s because of my boyfriend.” She said, looking down.
Why? Why did she let him do that? I didn’t understand.
“Do you love him?” I asked, I needed to know.
“No.” She said sadly.
I looked at her stunned, I didn’t expect that.
“He is violent with me…” Her voice sounded upset.
I wanted to beat him up. She deserved better than him.
“Yeah, I noticed. Why don’t you leave him?” I asked in a worried tone.
“Because, he will hurt me…” She answered, lowering her head.
My blood boiled in my veins. I will definitively kill him. Wait. Why was I so worried about her? I mean, she was my friend but… well.
“I will help you.” I said with a warm smile.
I became close friends with the smart girl and she broke up with her boyfriend. I was glad, he couldn’t hurt her anymore. The girls were really jealous about me because we spent a lot of time together. I didn’t really care now, I was fine to be friend with Anna. So many boys wanted to win Anna’s heart. Me too. I wanted to win her heart. But I was a girl and she was just my friend. It was killing me. My heart became crazy each time I saw her.
“Nee Yuria, I don’t know how to dress for my date. Please help me.” She pouted, looking the dresses in front of her.
“You have a date…?” I spoke in a low tone.
“Yes with my new boyfriend.” I sighed at her answer.
I didn’t answer, but I helped her, reluctantly. She wasn’t mine anyway. She couldn’t love me, she only saw me as a friend. Should I tell her? It started hurting me too much. I left her when she needed to go to her date. I continued to smile for all these days until I couldn’t anymore.
“Anna, can we go out today? Please.” I begged her.
I wanted to spend my time with her. It could help me to feel better.
“Oh, sorry, I have a date.” She said with a bright smile.
I couldn’t believe it. I was so jealous, I didn’t spend a single day with her since she had a boyfriend. It was enough. I couldn’t take it anymore.
“You’re just an idiot girl…” I mumbled, I wanted to cry. “I hate you!” I yelled before leaving her.
She didn’t even try to run after me. She never came to talk to me. It was over.
“Are you fine Yuria? You stopped talking to Anna.” Juri asked me.
“Y-yeah, don’t worry Juri. She’s busy with her boyfriend.” I showed a fake smile.
I just wanted to forget Anna. It was better for both of us after all. I avoided her for all the day. As all the previous days since I yelled at her.
“Yuria, your friend is here!” My mother called me.
I didn’t leave my room. I didn’t care. I didn’t want to see Juri, I didn’t want to see anyone. I could hear a light knock at the door.
“I’m coming.” The female’s voice said.
I couldn’t see her, I had my head on my cushion. She stroked my back softly.
“Who?” I said without moving.
“It’s Anna.” My blood froze. “I’m sorry, I was afraid…”
Afraid? Why? Was it about me? She hated me, right?
“By what?” I finally looked at her.
“You.” She said coldly.
I stood up quickly. The tears flowed on my cheeks. I couldn’t hold it anymore. I needed to tell her. Me? It was my whole fault. She looked at me and also stood up.
“I-I can’t erase my feelings for… you… but-” I sobbed.
It was the first time. I rarely cried and never in front of someone else.
“Baka.” She said simply.
Baka? Why? She walked toward me while I stepped back, we didn’t increase the distance between us. On the contrary we were closer. Suddenly I felt the wall behind me, I couldn’t move back anymore. She quickly put her hand on the wall. I was stuck between her and the wall. I felt my cheeks becoming red and hot. I looked at her. Our gazes were locked. I remembered something, I missed her so much.
“I was afraid because… I love you Yuria…” She told me in a soft tone.
I couldn’t answer, she was already kissing me. I wrapped her neck with my arms. She put her hand under my shirt and I let out a little moan. I enjoyed playing with her lips, the sound of kisses filling the room.
“I miss you Anna…” I whispered softly against her lips.
“I miss you too.” She said, breaking the kiss before hugging my tightly
It was perfect. I wanted to stay here forever. It was so warm and soft.
“I love you.” I said and she kissed my neck.
She smiled at me. I finally told her. She quickly showed me a worried face.
“I’m sorry…” She spoke in a sad tone.
Why? Why was she sorry for? I didn’t understand. She loved me, she told me that she loved me, right?
“I can’t stay with you…”
I couldn’t believe it, I was confused. She didn’t answer but I noticed she held herself back.
“Anna, tell me…” I was on the verge of the tears.
She came closer slowly, showing me an amused smile. Was she a sadist or what? I thought my heart will stop beating, she afraid me so much.
“You’re too cute when you panic.” She kissed my lips and stroked my cheeks gently.
“Mou~ Anna, don’t joke with me.” I started leaving, pouting.
She laughed and hugged me from behind. I felt a bit relaxed.
“You know, you’re cute when you pout too… I don’t want to leave you, I love you Yuria.” She kissed my neck.
My face flushed but I knew she couldn’t see it.
“I love you too… But never do this again!” She laughed at me.
I loved her laugh, it was like a sweet melody. I missed it, I missed her.
Since this time, she didn’t have any girls who followed her. She liked to tease me. She always said I was cute when I pouted or blushed. I loved her so much, I wanted to stay with her forever. But… something was weird lastly.
To be continued…
Don’t joke [Part 2]