Post by Fuukami Haruka on Nov 5, 2014 15:53:51 GMT -6
There was no need to mock Akira for having dreams. Haruka herself had pretty big and ambiguous ambitions too, wanting to leave a mark on history and do something that people would talk about positively for a long time. Of course, whether she did something good or not, fame will still push her under the lens of scrutiny and criticism. So hopefully, before she did something memorable, if she did something memorable, the freshwoman would be able to practice and do all her mistakes beforehand in a safer and more comfortable environment. Certainly, such a wish was understandable because everyone was always a nobody before they ever became a somebody.
If Fuukami Haruka had no right to offer the second year a simple, easy-to-make cup of tea, then Narukami Akira himself wasn't allowed to downplay the incredible amount of help he gave her, even after she was fairly outrageous at the register. Making tea for guests was something every good Japanese person should do, especially if they helped out, she thought personally. It mattered not if it was a girl for a boy or a boy for a girl. Even adults and people of the same gender did it for each other.
"I'm really grateful about your offer, but as I told you before, I don't do this expecting repayment. If I can do anything to help a lovely girl like you, I will."
"If you're going to step inside my house with those bags, then you're a guest. Every guest at the Fuukami household deserves a cup of tea just for being there, but if you're busy I can't force you. I appreciate that you've decided to play Prince Charming though; it's sort of surprising you'd call me lovely even after all I've put you through, Narukami-senpai. It shows a lot about your character."
Haruka's smile widened considerably as she teased him, not expecting what was to come. Hopefully, her words had enough positive connotations to soften the blows of her teasing, however. They didn't need to, fortunately for her, or not-so-fortunately as the almost masochist in front of her also decided to play dirty.
"I'm terribly sorry, but I have to get home as soon as possible. There is a girl waiting for me at home."
"O-Oh really?" she asked with a restrained disappointment, hidden thinly underneath a courteous smile.
So, Narukami had a girlfriend, huh? She guessed no one could have it all then. That was until the punchline was revealed.
Thankfully, the girl was none other than the boy's cousin; surely, nothing weird went on in between those two. Still, that was something mean to lead on about after that compliment! "If that's the case, then you better get going before she nags at you for the entire day!" Haruka said much more coolly than before, taking the house key out of her left pocket with her free hand. She then quietly opened the door and placed the bag she carried against the wall.
"Now that we're here, I think I can handle this from now on. You deserve a break so please place the bags you're carrying over to where I've put mine. I can unpack them with a few trips back and forth to the kitchen by myself. Again, thanks for all the help." Then, after she had thanked him, Haruka pondered carefully about how to answer Akira. She couldn't help but be slightly more honest than she thought she should have been though as his own candor caught her off guard yet again.
"With all honesty, you could just ask her yourself, since Iryna-neechan is good to most people who would like to acquaint themselves properly with her, but maybe you're the shy type so I'll go and tell you three insignificant things and nothing else: she is a cat-lover, and she likes classical music and meat buns. Pretty mundane, right? Also, how do you know if this guy is interested?" Could he possibly be Mizukami-senpai?
Those three facts about Iryna could be true for many, many other people. Even the tabloids would know about them, and if they didn't, someday it would be apparent eventually.