Pairing: Maimi x Airi
Airi looks down as she tries to hold back her tears. A cold breeze touched her and she looks at the direction its from. Maimi, stood a few meters away from her, smiling intimately. She failed as her tears started to fall down her cheek.
Airi was walking at a small shopping district when a shop ceased her to a stop. She stares at the TV just behind the glass that is set to the News channel. As she watched the current news being said, she wanted to tear herself from the said mechanism in front of her, but all her attempts failed. She stood there, staring at the screen as the news went on. Nobody around her bothered her, some looks her way but didn’t tend to disturb her as they can see her gaze on the screen.
Here it is again… Airi complained in her head. “C-ute with their new single…” She heard from the speakers outside the store.
Until when will they stop broadcasting it on TV? Airi asked to herself but wanting to let the media know.
Still not parting with her eyes stare at the screen as her groups newest single PV plays, she remembers the incident not too long ago, after the release of C-ute’s PV, Bye Bye Bye.
“Airi-chan!” A familiar voice called behind her. Seeing Mai running towards her looking a bit pale, Airi couldn’t help but to ask. “What is it Mai-chan? Is there something wrong?”
Stopping just in front of Airi, Mai was catching her breath as she speaks, “You… must… stop…” Mai started but found it hard to continue with lack of oxygen. Airi tilted her head a little in confusion. When Mai finally has restored her normal breathing, she didn’t wait another second and just spitted it all out on Airi. Airi froze as she listens to her friend and as Mai finishes, Airi left, running, without any explanation.
Why… Why would you still deal with this? Airi took a left turn, ignoring the people she went by.
I even told you not to do it anymore… You asked me why… Airi crossed a road, ignoring the car that honked at her since she was near to be crashed on. “Hey! Look out will yah!” The guy in the car shouted but Airi didn’t mind, she kept on running until she took another turn, entering an underground tunnel. The tunnel seemed so long as she looks through it.
She began to run again, trying to race with the tunnel that it won’t get longer anymore, that she may reach the end. I didn’t respond quickly but I said it in a whisper which I know you heard… Its because… Airi finally finished the race and came up the stairs, breathing heavily as she stops to feel the pain on her legs. Trying to catch some air, tears came falling and it made it harder to breath. Its because… She continued as she continued her journey to the place she told the older girl not to go.
She tried her best to stop her crying as she runs toward the entrance of an abandoned lot. Its because… I love you! Her eyes closed as she can’t see anymore because of her tears. She was still running until she tripped on a protruding rock. As she fell down, finding it hard to stand up because of the pain on her legs as she was running non-stop. I love you… can’t you see? That’s why I didn’t want you to continue with this deal.
Knowing she might not make it if she kept on laying there, she finally forced herself to stand up and to run again, as fast as she can. Its because I love you that I don’t want you to get hurt! Those last words didn’t return right as she saw the older girl sitting on the ground with her back leaning on the packed tires. Airi felt her tears coming back as she runs toward the girl.
Exhaustion took over the other girl as she tries to open her eyes just to see who touched her. “A-airi…” the girl said while trying to put up a smile. Airi only pouted as a response to the older girls smile. “I told you not to go!” Airi finally managed to say as she was debating herself about what she should say.
“But if I haven’t, he wouldn’t say he’ll leave you alone…” the older girl replied.
Airi tried to hold herself not to hit the other girl as she didn’t want to give her another bruise since the other girl had many. As Airi was cleaning the blood on the older girls face, they didn’t notice a shadow behind them, holding out a gun fixed on Airi. As the moons light went their way, the gun reflected some of its light that the older girl saw. As soon as she saw it, she gathered all the strength she got left and took hold of Airi as the gun shots noise echoed. The gunner didn’t stay for long as he saw that he hit the wrong person.
As the echoes faded, Airi, surprised as she was took hold of the older girl in front of her as she feared what she knew was not a dream. The older girl, stayed there, hold into place by Airi. “I told you not to go… Because I know this might happen…” Airi whispered to the older girls ears even if she knew the other girl won’t hear her anymore. Tears came falling down once again as she snuggled on the older girls chest and held her tighter as she recalled what the older girl said before the deafening noise came.
I love you Airi
More tears came falling down as she took hold of the older girl she loved and once again whispered on her ear, “I love you too, Maimi…”
Airi looks down as she tries to hold back her tears. A cold breeze touched her and she looks at the direction its from. Maimi, stood a few meters away from her, smiling intimately. She failed as her tears started to fall down her cheek. As the breeze came up, Maimi started to fade. Not holding back her tears, Airi found herself smiling as she thought of Maimi. Even if you have faded here, you won’t fade in my heart. Airi started to walk the road again, where she last saw Maimi.