On the Hillside Path Where Idiots Flutter Aug 24, 2017 20:52:08 GMT -6
Post by Densetsu Karu on Aug 24, 2017 20:52:08 GMT -6
This was the day! On this very day, Sunohara Youhei would find love!! It was time for lunch -- meaning he had plenty of time to find the woman of his dreams!
That was his plan, anyway.
He had been planning to scout in the cafeteria for a pretty girl to talk to, but his growling stomach had won over his passionate heart. He had barely managed to obtain the coveted, elusive, beautiful treasure that was yakisoba bread, and with a mouthful stuffed into his cheeks, he left the cafeteria altogether. It was simply too busy and noisy in there for his esteemed womanizing techniques to work, he had figured. Instead, he would search for cuties elsewhere.
As he walked down the halls, he took large bites of his bread in-between peeking into open classrooms and scanning the landscape outside nearby windows. There were few women out at this time, and even fewer (read: none!) that happened to be both alone and one of the coveted, elusive, beautiful cuties of Hikarizaka. However, patience was a virtue well-rewarded by the gods of womanizing, and this was one sweet reward. In one of the rooms he happened to pass by, he had spotted a cutie!
Shoving the last of his bread into his mouth, he stepped into the room. It was almost like a library -- plenty of shelves were placed along the walls and in the middle of the room, filled with books. Oh, this was the reference room, wasn't it? He remembered hearing something about the former library becoming the reference room. In any case, he had something more important to focus his attention on. The cutie in question sat by the window, a cup of tea in hand, her expression a mixture of surprise and perplexment at his entrance. He waved enthusiastically, introducing himself, "Hello! The name's Sunohara Youhei."
She put down her cup, offering him an awkward smile. "Hello. My name is Miyazawa Yukine. What brings you here?" He noticed the red badge on her uniform, indicating that she was a junior. Perfect! No junior could resist his lascivious wiles! A big dopey grin formed on his face. "Oho, I'm a womanizer, you see... I'm looking for a beautiful woman!" He wiggled one eyebrow in an attempt to flirt, but it just came across like he has a nervous tic.
"I see... Well, if you're here for a spell, I have one that might help with that," said Miyazawa, pulling a book from the windowsill and flipping through its pages.
"Wait... a spell?" In his mind, events had been going so well that the apparent misunderstanding had completely deflated his bravado. He tensed his jaw, fixing her with a suspicious look.
"This is a spell that will allow you to meet your soulmate. Please, sit."
"My soulmate, eh...?"
Thouroughly intruiged, he sat in the chair across from her.~ ~ ~ ~ ~
It was morning, before his first class for the day. He was cutting the time a bit close, but he was no stranger to being late, or skipping classes, for that matter.
"This is a complicated spell. To begin, you have to stand on a hill early in the morning."
Those were her words from the day before. He was standing on the cherry blossom-lined path that led up to the school. The path was pretty much on a hill, and he could walk up to school right after he completed the spell, so he figured he could hit two birds with one stone here.
"Next, you have to say..."
"This begins the spell. From here, you can't laugh or add any extra words, or you'll break the spell. Next, you have to recite..."
"Do you like this school? I really, really like it."
It's a cute little poem, even if it didn't make a lot of sense. Hikarizaka was nothing special, and he would never admit in the standard context that he liked it. Nevertheless, he felt he could swallow his pride just this once for the sake of meeting his soulmate.
"But sooner or later, everything changes. The fun things, the happy things, all of it. Nothing can stay the same forever."
Even with Miyazawa's help, it took him a while to memorize the words. It was a bunch of confusing stuff, to be sure -- "fun things", "happy things" -- what sort of things? It was a poem of platitudes that he just couldn't understand. Still, he needed to say them all to complete the spell.
"Once you recite the final line, wait there. Don't move or turn around. Your soulmate will climb up the hill and respond to the poem."
"Even so, will I still be able to enjoy it here?"
This was it. The final line. He could barely hold in his excitement. Any second now, the woman of his dreams would speak to him. He tried to imagine what she would look like, but he just couldn't -- she was simply too beautiful for his imagination to come up with. This was it! This was the day! Sunohara Youhei would finally find love!
That was his plan, anyway.