Another update! XD
“Ok, question number 1: Tell me honestly, do you like Hitomi?” Reina cupped her hands in her right ear and moved closer to Rika.
“You’ve asked that earlier. You know the answer right?” Reina sighed and started swinging back and forth. Rika watched her friend contemplating with herself.
“Ok, let’s make that the final question… Now, question number 1, describe to me Hitomi’s personality.”
“Ehh? That’s not a question… You’re the one who’s been with her the longest. You should know her more than me!” Rika protested.
“Just answer it. I know her personality too well. That’s why I need you to answer honestly whatever I ask, got that?”
“Ok…” Rika trailed off. She closed her eyes and tried to think Hitomi’s personality. “She’s a quiet but funny person once you get to know her too well. I think that’s all I can say for now.”
“Question number 2, what are her hobbies?” Reina looked straight at Rika and made a mental note on her every facial expression.
“Ano… Playing futsal is a hobby right? Then she was really into anime… I think. She has lots of posters and anime stuff toys in her room.”
“You visited her room?” Reina asked with a wide grin on her face. Rika blushed a little.
“Yeah, the time when she was sick. But Miki was there with us.”
“Is that all her hobby?”
“I guess, she likes to cook. Their mother was a chef so it’s not impossible for those two to cook also.”
“Question number 3, you mentioned futsal. Describe her playing skills.”
“She’s a good scorer. And the way she’s leading you guys, it’s almost the same as me back then. The only difference is that, she’s more like Ayumi.”
“Question number 4, she reminds you of whom whenever you’re with her?”
“Ehh? Ayumi?” Reina stopped swinging and stared at Rika.
“My questions are related to each other. Think harder.” Rika looked at her, quite puzzled. Rika tried to think hard. Who could it be that Reina was pertaining to? What were Aya and her talking about? Then it hit her. She looked at Reina, quite shocked at what she realized. Reina smiled back at her, knowing that her friend got what she wanted her to understand.
“Now, you can answer my last question, do you like Hitomi?”
“There you are! Have you finished what you’re supposed to do?” Rika snapped back from thinking about what happened in her conversation with Reina last night. Hitomi looked worried. “Hey, are you alright?”
“Yeah, I’m fine. I’m just busy now.”
“Why won’t you take a break from whatever you’re doing and enjoy the food that I’ve cooked? If you’re thinking about my sister, she’s not with me. I don’t know where she is right now.”
[i] “Oh, she’s just with Aya on the back of our school.”[/i]
“Don’t worry. I’ll not let her hurt you. I’ll be your own fairy god mother.” Hitomi laughed at her own joke. Rika just stared at her.
[i] “I’m worried about what she might do to Aya. I guess it’s not a good idea to leave them alone.”[/i]
“Earth to Rika?” Hitomi waved her hands in front of Rika. Rika blinked at her.
“Why are you staring in space again?”
[i] “It’s because, you reminded me of Maki. [/i]
“Nande mo nai… So, you said that you cooked something… I’m really hungry now so, I guess I’ll try your food.” Hitomi smiled at what Rika said.
“I’m glad you could remember me.”
“Ano…. I… Saa….” Miki stuttered. She didn’t have the slightest idea where to start. Aya wiped her tears.
“What is it you want from me?”
“I don’t want something from you. I’m just a little concerned about your behavior.”
“My behavior? As far as I could remember, I was like this before. You know that well do you?”
“Yes, I know… It’s just that…” Aya stopped and tried to put into pieces what she wanted to say. “I thought that having a sibling will make you a lot nicer. You considered me your little sister before. And you’ve become nicer. Why is it that you’ve become worse since Hitomi came? She’s not your real sister right? Your mother has some problems with her cervix and if she’s your real sister, you would be a lot older than her because as far as I can remember…” Aya paused for a while. She can see Miki’s eyes widening. “You clearly said to me when we were in elementary that you’re an only child.”