Ahahaha...Why did I post it when I haven't posted the chapter 10? The truth is... I DON'T REALLY KNOW!!! Maybe because Sayumi's birthday is coming up and this one will serve as my b-day fic for her. Oh, and I don't forget my promised Yoshizawa b-day fic... Glad my 1kb memory's still working. I'll just post it when I'll post the chapter 10 or 11... because it contains a lot of info..Ahahaha.. Many will kill me for the ending... I just have a hunch. Anyways, here's the angst, emo... whatever you call it... chapter/b-day fic of Sayumi. I inserted something I read from Kata's poll...Hehehe. So the ending turned out not so-emo..LOL.Enjoy!XD
BTW, someone owed me three updates..XD
“Hey… Eri.. Please wake up.. Don’t leave me…” I cried beside the hospital bed while holding Eri’s limp hands. I decided to skip school for the sake of my best friend. A part of me was also guilty for what happened to her. If I only watched the time… this wouldn’t happen to her. I felt Eri’s hand twitch a little. I quickly wiped off my tears and faced her. I can’t let her see me in this state. “Eri?”
Eri’s head moved towards my direction and opened her eyes. “Are you crying?” Eri asked in a weak, hoarse voice. I bit my lip. She still worries about me even in her current state.
“No, I just woke up. You know, tired from all that playing, not getting any sleep… Hmmm, what else…”
“You didn’t go to school?”
“Why would I when you’re here in the hospital?” I just can’t leave her alone right? I’m the only support she has right now. Her aunt was out of town two days ago. I really can’t leave her.
“Come on Sayu. This is nothing. You should go to school right now.”
“Nothing?” My inner self wanted to explode. I know I have to be nice with her but this is too much. “So being confined in this hospital, and having yourself injected with medicines and stuff is nothing?!” That’s it. My sarcastic side showed up. And Eri looking at me innocently wasn’t going to help ease my anger. “Why can’t you just…”
“What? Blame my condition?” I stopped and looked at Eri. She still has that innocent look in her eyes but behind that look, I can see something… I don’t know what is it but it’s more like a look of determination. “Look, Sayu. I have this illness ever since I was born. There’s no known cure for this. But I still have this positive outlook. I don’t know when will I die but I’m prepared for it. I just want to treasure all my experiences so I will not regret it later. I just face every challenge with a smile.” At this, my heart wanted to burst. Did she just say the word ‘die’? As if I would let it happen to her.
“You cannot die! You will not leave me alone right?!” There Eri saw the real me. The mysterious me suddenly resurfaced because of that word. The truth is… I’m weak. I just become strong whenever Eri’s with me. And now, I’m showing her my weakness at the wrong time.
“Sayu, you have to understand, EVERYBODY will die. But the hard part is that if we die earlier than expected. That’s why you have to live your life to the fullest every day; because you will never when will your time comes.” I don’t know what the problem with Eri is. She can say those words easily. The tears that I’ve been trying to stop were now freely falling from my cheeks. I just hate this topic. I felt Eri’s other hand wipe away my tears.
“Come on Sayu. Don’t cry. Be the strong Sayumi that I always knew. Even when I’m gone physically, I’ll reside inside your heart. You made a big room for me right?” Eri said those words softly. From the tone of her voice, I know that she’s on the verge of crying too. The only thing I can do now is to somehow divert the topic.
“Yes… complete with a queen-sized bed, a large wardrobe and lots of toys… For only 1 million yen a month!”
“That’s a little bit pricey. Don’t I have a discount? Come on! I’m your best friend!” Eri whined.
“Hmmm, I’ll think about that… How about giving me a kiss?”I playfully asked her. I like this topic better than the other one. Don’t get me wrong… I’m straight. But I don’t know about her. And if she’s going to die, I need to clarify it before she goes.
“Okay, that’s it. I’m tired and I want to sleep.” There… She’s clearly avoiding the topic. But she needed to ‘face the challenge’ right at this moment.
“Before you go to sleep, let me see your left hand.”
“Ok… but you’re holding it tightly…” I gave her a puzzled look. Eri pointed at my left hand. It’s true. I’m still holding her hand.
“Ohhh… Didn’t notice that… Anyway, hold still.” I looked closely and compared her ring finger and index finger.
“What are you looking for?” I didn’t answer her. Instead I showed her her fingers.
“See this? Which do you think is longer… your middle finger or your ring finger?” Eri squinted her eyes, and after a few seconds she came up with an answer that made me smile.
“My ring finger?”
“I thought so too…”
“What about it?”
“Well, I read this article in the net… basically it’s about hormones and stuffs and then it says that a person who’s ring finger is taller than the index finger… is a homo.”
“Yeah… Don’t try to deny it anymore… You like girls… You like Reina.” I would laugh out loud if we’re not in the hospital but Eri’s blush and reaction was really funny.
“Ahhh… no.. It’s just that…”
“Come on, what’s wrong with that? Oh yeah… I think the only wrong thing that you have done is that you have a crush on someone who’s not as cute as me… Geez, you know, it’s painful on my part! I’m the cutest girl around!” I don’t care if I sounded narcissistic with that but those types of comments were the ones bringing Eri’s smile.
“Still as narcissistic as ever.. Fine, all for that discount… I think I have a crush on her. But I guess it’s no use continuing it.” There were two meanings behind that statement of hers. One is that it’s no use continuing because Reina might freak out or… because she will die sooner. I really hate this topic!!!
“Sayu, can I have one wish….”
“Reina’s a good person. Please remain a good friend to her no matter what happens.”
ahahaha...sleepy now... sorry for the abrupt ending..XD