I held her tighter, as I buried my face on her arms, “Please, stay with me forever. Don’t leave me anymore.” That precious moment faded, as I woke up with sweat all over my body. I sat up, disappointed, disheartened and crying, as I realized it was only a dream, and me being with Miyabi, is still a dream I could never reach.
“Saki,” the familiar voice echoed in my head, “Saki,” it called again.
Where could it be coming from? I looked around, trying to find the person who was calling me. I looked, and looked, but the only thing I could see was darkness. I ran front, back, left and right, but no sign of light and the person who was calling me.
I stopped running, getting ready to feel the pain from my feet, but it didn’t come. “Saki…” It called again, to the right. I ran again, hoping that I would see the person calling me. Why do I keep on running after this unknown voice? Why isn’t there any light? A lot of questions came filling my head, “Saki,” the voice called again, and now it’s coming from where I came. I quickly changed my direction and ran back to where I came.
“Please! Let me see you!” I shouted, trying to beg the voice to stop in one place, “Saki,” to the left, so I ran to that direction, “Saki,” forward, “Saki,” right, “Saki,” left, “Saki… Saki… Saki…” My ears can’t figure out where it was coming from, it was too many at a time, “Saki…Saki… Saki…” The voice called again, I stopped, trying to identify where the real source is. I opened my eyes and ran forward, believing that this is where the voice was coming from.
I kept running and running, until my feet started to become heavy, I can’t hardly see, my world is spinning, I need to stop but my feet won’t let me. I started to gasp for air as my feet got harder to lift. My eyes kept closing on me as it tries to get the dizziness away.
“Saki,” the voice called again, I tried to look for the person, as the echoes faded.
“Where are you? Miyabi! Please let me see you!” I pleaded, as I get to realize who owns the voice. Why is Miyabi calling me? Did something happen between her and Risako?
A flash of blinding light spread across the darkness. Covering my eyes, I tripped on a rock and fell forward. I let myself fall, not even trying to brace myself.
Miya… please catch me… I know it would be impossible for her to come and catch me as I wished, but it’s worth a try.
I closed my eyes, waiting for the impact, I guess she isn’t coming… tears came falling down from my cheeks, have I been crying for sometime now? I asked myself, not knowing that I started to cry when I realized who owned the voice.
I waited a few more seconds, but the impact didn’t come, but I feel warmth on my whole body. Could it be? Could it be that Miyabi came and catch me? I opened my eyes, and there I saw an arm that I’m familiar with, I looked up quickly, telling myself that it’s Miyabi, Miyabi came to catch me, she came to get me out of this.
I stared at the face of my catcher; more tears came falling down, as I hugged her. She held me tighter and whispered, “I kept calling you, but you didn’t respond. What if something happened to you? I’ll regret it for the rest of my life.”
I held her tighter, as I buried my face on her arms, “Please, stay with me forever. Don’t leave me anymore.”
That precious moment faded, as I woke up with sweat all over my body. I sat up, disappointed, disheartened and crying, as I realized it was only a dream, and me being with Miyabi, is still a dream I could never reach.
I kept crying, until my mom opened the door, as she heard me from the adjacent room. Without any questions, she held me in her arms and stayed beside me until it was already time for me to get ready for school and for her to cook breakfast.
I went to the bathroom and splashed my face with water, “I guess I should stop crying now, or else Momo will get worried,” I got myself ready and went down to eat breakfast.
I finished eating breakfast when the doorbell rang. It must be Momo. I quickly put on my shoes as my mom reminded me of things I should remember when I go out of the house, “Don’t talk to strangers. Watch where you are going. Take care in crossing the street. Be aware of the people around you, they might be bad guys…” She could go on and on and on, but I knew she is just worried about me, “Hai! I will. I’m leaving!” I yelled back, so she could hear it in the kitchen, “Take care!” I heard her as I was closing the door.
I was taking my keys off the lock when someone jumped on me into a hug, “Good morning!” I heard her say after kissing me on the cheek. “Good morning, Momo.”
She let go of me, and as I turned to look at her, her smile instantly faded, “Did you cry again Saki?” I was caught off guard and I kept silent, trying to find the words I should use to tell her.
Looking at her worried eyes, it became hard to think of ways not to tell her, “Yes, I did.” Crap! Why do I have to be so truthful when I see those eyes?
I can see she became more worried as she cupped my left cheek, “Don’t worry Momo, it was just a bad dream.”
She stared at me and I can’t stand those worried eyes. She looked at my lips as she leaned closer and kissed me. Not wanting her to worry anymore, I wrapped my arms around her waist, pulling her closer, as I kissed her back.
A knock from the window surprised us, “Saki! You’ll be late!” My mom shouted as she opened the window and waved at Momoko, “Good morning Momo-chan! You two better get going, and when Saki made you late for your class, just tell me and I’ll punish her.” My mom was so kind to Momo, maybe because of her undying charm to make people like her, the charm that also Risako has.
“Saki! Get going already!” I snapped out of my thoughts and was dragged by Momo to the streets.
We walked by our usual path to school, now that Momo also attends my school, it wouldn’t be hard for her to find me, and pounces on me every now and then. I giggled at the thought that made Momo curious.
“What’s so funny?” She asked, making her cute irresistible smile, “I was just thinking about you, pouncing on me every now and then, since we now go to the same school.”
Her face turned red as she squeezed my hand, and walked closer to me. Noticing her blush a few times before, I see this blush as something cuter than the former ones. I gave her a peck on her cheek, which made her face turn redder.
I leaned forward, my lips near her ears, as she can feel me breath, “You look so cute when you blush, Momo-chan.” I backed away, smiling at her, but she kept her head forward, still trying to stop herself from blushing, which I knew it wouldn’t stop until we get to school.