Title: Untitled (Still haven’t thought of the title yet)
Type: Berryz & AKB48 Related Fic
Pairing: Captain x OC x TakaMina
This fiction story is based on my ideas and fandom. This is not made to destroy in any way the other pairings that are usually put together (ex. MiyaSaki, TakAcchan…). This fic was made to just entertain the readers who enjoy fan fiction and for me (the writer) to let you guys read what is going on in my mind for this series.
About the OC:
This fiction is about Akira Suchihiro who decided to continue her Medical Proper in Japan. When she finally has come to her Thesis stage, she needed more money because of the extra expenses. Thus, she decided to get a job in the afternoon and continue with her thesis in the morning. Having some experience in making videos (even though she does it all as a hobby), she had been selected as one of the new members of the NEW MEDIA staff in a famous Music Label, “King Records”.
I was getting uneasy as I continued watching the show. ‘I don’t even know why I would sit here and just let Momo cuff me like that or force me on watching something I wished I never knew. I could just carry her and run out of the house. She’s small, light and could be hand carried. I could do that, though… I might be branded as a bad person or worse, a pervert.’ I sighed.
‘If there is one thing I hate, that is me in the spotlight. I don’t want too much attention. I don’t even like all the attention people give me back at home. They treat me as a kid when I am already in my 20’s and they give me too much attention that even my flaws are bad for them Maybe that is why I wanted to leave and live in Japan.’
Not wanting to look at the screen, I took my ramune bottle and drank a mouthful in. Remembering that ramune had a soothing effect on me, I decided to constantly take in a few sips of it before a voice complained beside me. “Mou! Akira! Will you stop drinking!?”
Getting the complaint from Momo meant she was bothered by it but why would she be bothered when I was just drinking? “Why? I like ramune. It makes me calm down and stop me from carrying you and just run out of the house.” I answered sarcastically but she just made an exasperated look and pointed out the cuffs.
“Oh…” I already forgot that Momo cuffed us together just to not make me run away and I just realized that her hand was continuously tugged when I drink. I see now… “I’m sorry Momo. I’ll just use my other hand then…”
After apologizing, Miya told me to hush up because something good was happening. I was curious on what part was it because I couldn’t really remember anything “good” in the set up.
At Hey! Kono Sagishi… (Undercover Video Playing)
“It’s good that you finally stopped looking at your laptop. I was about to confiscate it if ever you didn’t shut it down.” Mika, Akira’s University friend, joked before taking a sip of her drink.
“What? I can’t help it. I have a deadline at midnight. I need to do as much as I can when I don’t have anything to do.” Akira answered while placing her bag under the table.
“So, Akira, these are the friends I was telling you about.” Mika whispered when she finally had the chance to introduce the companions who joined them this afternoon w/o the laptop stealing the limelight. “This is Nakky and the one beside you is—”
“Murakami Megumi…” Akira continued when she finally looked at the girl beside her.
“Right. Megu-chan.” Mika agreed as she then gave the menu to the new comers so they could order whatever they like.
Akira on the other hand was silent. She didn’t move nor talk. She just sat there without talking to the person beside her that was trying to get her attention. The girl talked to Akira, asked her questions and Akira could only answer with a word or two. She was actually timid at times like this. Nakky and Mika were busy talking to each other when they realized the situation of the other two and joined them in their conversation.
“Suchihiro-san, Mika said you like Japanese Pop a lot. What songs or groups do you listen to?” Nakky asked as planned.
“Please, just call me Akira.” Akira started politely, “Yes, I like Japanese Pop and it is one of the factors why I decided to continue studying here in Japan.”
“Ah, that’s great!” Megu commented as she became silent to listen again.
“Well, the groups I listen? I listen to too many… I sometimes don’t even remember the group names or how many I’m listening to.” Akira laughed while scratching the back of her neck. “But currently, I’m busy with Hello Project and AKB48.”
The special guests nodded before Megu asked another question. “Then, in Hello Project, which group do you favor and who is your favorite member?”
Akira half smiled but didn’t hesitate to answer. “My favorite group is Berryz Koubou but I like every group because before I even knew Berryz, I already liked most of the group and were past favorites…” She chuckled slightly. “I’m already a fan for five years and eleven months now. Will become six years on November.” She felt proud for the long time in the fandom. “My favorite member is Shimizu Saki. Always been her ever since Berryz Koubou became my top 1 group in HP.” She smiled after saying the little but beautiful Captains’ name.
“Eh~ That’s very wonderful! I haven’t really hang-out with a person who is already that long in the fandom.” Nakky commented before looking at her phone.
Akira just nodded with a timid smile before taking a mouthful of her drink. “You said you had past favorites before liking Berryz Koubou.” Akira nodded with Megumi’s question. “Then, may I ask what group was the one responsible for making you like H!P?”
Akira was near on spitting the drink in her mouth just because of the surprising question that entails her to say something she wouldn’t really want to talk about in front of the well known ex-kyuuto member. It took a few seconds before she could get her composure back and taking a deep breath before answering. “I…” She couldn’t start but Mika told her to say something or else the guests may leave. Gulping, she finally had the strength to tell but knew it would be embarrassing.
“Uhm… The one who made me into H!P and my first favorite group was…” She took another deep breath. “It was Murakami Megumi of C-ute…” The camera zoomed and it is well seen that Akira was turning red. “I liked her so much…” Akira could feel the ex-kyuuto member eyeing her. “Though the same time she left… I laid-off Hello Project for a few months before coming back.”
Nakky felt bad about the whole past coming back and hearing the time when Megu left, the same time, this ‘Akira’ stopped listening to h!p and C-ute songs. “I guess it really took time before I accepted the fact that she is not a member of C-ute anymore… I had been worried if she was doing fine. Not a lot of news came through the years. I also stopped wondering why she left without any explanation…” Akira looked at the girl beside her and felt that she was feeling sad with what she was saying. “But it’s great!” She continued with a sudden change of tone. “I finally know she is well and is happy.”
Megu looked at Akira and found her smiling gently at her. She felt how happy Akira was upon seeing her and it made her lighten up. She replied with a smile of her own and felt her cheeks warming up. With that, Akira finally loosened up and was more comfortable with the special guest beside her. The guest, on the other hand, realized how soft and kind the target was, she couldn’t help but to lunge her with a hug then she said, “I felt so bad that I graduated without saying the reason why I left. I didn’t even think that people like you would be that worried. Maybe I was young… but with your smile… I felt better. Thank you.” After that touchy encounter, the two started to get closer than before and was talking casually with smiles painted on their faces.
Finishing up their snacks, the three (excluding Akira), decided to go to a nearby karaoke place to sing their hearts out before they go their separate ways. Akira, being the only one not wanting to go was dragged and had no choice but to join them.
“Eh… I still have a deadline…” Akira complained while Mika was dragging her by her arm.
“It would just be an hour or two. You’re a professional on making those videos anyway.” Akira started to struggle with Mika’s grip but gave up eventually.
Arriving at the Karaoke shop, they immediately got a room and once in it, they didn’t waste time but started singing to selected Johnny’s and H!P songs. After five songs, they decided to take a rest and started talking with each other again. Eventually, the two guests went out to go to the comfort room while Akira and Mika were left in the room. Mika was curious on what was going on in Akira’s head and she should ask before the laptop takes the spotlight again because Akira was already opening it.
“Ne~ Akira?” She started and Akira just answered her with a nod. “What do you think of Megu-chan? After what you said about her, she never stopped talking to you. I almost felt she was trying her luck.”
Hearing what her friend said, Akira looked at her friend, surprised. “What? It looked like that?” She asked, not really aware of what others might think or do when she thought it was just normal. “I didn’t think it was any different… I mean, for me, there wasn’t anything like that.” She explained but Mika knew that she couldn’t really differentiate how she should treat each girl.
“Anyway…” Akira continued, “I have a girlfriend and I can’t break up with her. Wait, no. I wouldn’t break up with her.” Akira stated before glancing at the blinking equipment before her. After a few clicks, she waited for the video to load and as she did, she looked back at her friend. “I love her. You know that. And when I have a special someone, I only look at that person.” She added before totally looking at her laptop to try and add more to the work she had already started.
The two undercover girls came back and sat on their respective places. “Why don’t we play a game?” Nakky suggested and as usual, everyone agreed making Akira with no choice but to join them. Just leaving her laptop open in front of her, they started the game. The game is just to know if the target was saying the truth or not. All the four of them would make a thumbs up if true and thumbs down if not.
“Hai! The first question is: Do you have someone you like in this room?” Nakky started and after the count down from three, all had their own answers. Akira, made a thumbs up, indicating she liked someone in the room but she made it clear that it was a ‘friendly’ like, nothing else.
“Second question,” It was now Megumi’s turn to ask, “Do you have a special someone?” After the countdown, Akira said she has one. A follow-up question was then asked about it and Akira answered without hesitating. “Yes, I have a girlfriend at the moment. We are together for about a year and a half now.” She answered.
“Who is your special someone then Akira?” Megu asked curiously.
“My girlfriend is ****-chan.” She answered but the answer was blocked by the editors of the show as a special request from BerryzYellow21.
The game was postponed when Nakky needed to answer a call and Akira continued on working with the video. Megumi was watching how Akira does her work when she pointed out the group that was in the video. “Hey, isn’t that AKB48?” She asked as she then pointed at one of the members, “That is Takahashi Minami, right?” Akira answered quickly and said that AKB is the one in the video and the one Megu pointed out was Takahashi Minami.
“So you’re working as the promotional video editor of AKB48?“ Megu asked and Akira nodded.
“Yes. But I just started a week ago and things had been so busy. I regret not making the lunch dates I have with **** for the past week when we usually meet at lunch.”
“I see… How does she react with it?”
“Well… She seems fine about it and at times I feel that she doesn’t like the fact that I work with AKB. Not that she doesn’t like it, it is just that I’m with other girls especially with TakaMina. She knows TakaMina is my oshimen in AKB and now I’m working for her. I feel bad about it. I don’t want her to think of anything that would make her worry. I don’t want her to think I’m going to fall for TakaMina just because I’m working under her. So, after work and if I have time, I go visit her in her house. I don’t stay that long because it is already late and because she has school or work the next day.” Akira added before finally hitting the ‘save’ button on the video maker.
Silence then came and it was a little deafening for Akira. She thought she might have said something to make Megu sad for she looked like it. “I…” She started but was cut off by Megu.
“She’s really lucky to have you.” She said before glancing to Akira with a smile. “It is very rare to see a person this loyal and dedicated to a relationship.” She smiled more the same time as Nakky came back in.
The game was forgotten but they continued on singing. After the two hours that they stayed, the four said their goodbye’s and went their way home.