The next morning…
Me: “You are looking rather cheerful in the morning… Oh yeah it’s Friday…”
Harumi: “That and also something else…”
Me: “What is it then?”
Harumi: “Me and my boyfriend is finally meeting up…”
Me: “Oh, that’s great… When is it?”
Harumi: “We haven’t decided yet… We are going to discuss it later after school…”
Me: “Looks like you are going to have fun…”
Harumi: “I don’t know… I might mess it up.”
Me: “Nah, you got it covered…”
Harumi: “We’ll see I guess… What about you? You found any crushes in school yet?”
Me: “No… And I told you, I’m done with romance… at least for now.”
Harumi: “I feel guilty to feel happy all by myself… Looking at you so depressed everyday worries me…”
Me: “You live your life, I live mine…”
Me: “Uh uh, discussion over.”
Harumi then gave me that apologetic look.
We reached school and sat down for class.
Harumi: “Have you done your homework?”
Me: “I did…”
Harumi: “That’s great, I thought you are going to skip those…”
Me: “At most I will just ask for yours and let me copy them.”
Harumi: “I’m not going to let you copy my homework anymore.”
Me: “Okay okay…”
Class then started. Time flies and it’s lunchtime. We went to the roof again for lunch. I ate sandwich again, and she bought instant yakisoba.
Harumi: “Are you sure you are not broke?”
Me: “I’m not, my work pays me decently.”
Harumi: “Maybe I should jump over to your place to work…”
Me: “I don’t mind.”
Harumi: “What do you work as?”
Me: “A convenience store.”
Harumi: “Is it tough?”
Me: “It’s not bad. Flexible working hours, air-con environment…”
Harumi: “I will tell you once I’m interested… I don’t know when is my date so yeah…”
Me: “Okay sure, just tell me whenever you are interested. We are kind of urgently hiring people, so you probably will get the job easily.”
I continued to munch my sandwich.
Harumi: “I wonder how my boyfriend look like…”
Me: “Are you going to expect him to look incredibly charming?”
Harumi: “Nah, I’m fine with anyone, it’s the inside that matters.”
Me: “Ahh… He is one lucky guy…”
Harumi: “No… You will find the right girl for you one day, don’t worry.”
Me: “Yeah yeah whatever.” I finished up my sandwich, stood up and exited the roof.
Harumi: “Wait for me~!” She quickly finished her food and chased me.
The 2nd half of class is pretty much as dry as the 1st and the day is finally over.
Me: “Glad for you…”
Harumi: “I’m going to run home to discuss about the date with my boyfriend… Bye~!” and she ran off.
Me: “So eager about it… Now, to plan my own date…” and I entered into brainstorm mode till I reached home.
Reached home, runs up to my room and entered the world of virtual reality.
Haruno: “Ah! Yumiji, finally, I was waiting for you for half an hour.”
Me: “Sorry, I was taking my time to reach home from school…”
Haruno: “Oh I see… Regarding the date…”
Me: “Ah, yeah about that…”
Haruno: “Whew… you sounded like you were about to cancel it…”
Me: “Sorry if I sounded that way…”
Haruno: “Yeah sure, tomorrow… Looks like I won’t be sleeping tonight…”
Me: “Haha… Me too…”
Haruno: “So… what to do for the date then?”
Me: “I got it all planned out.”
Haruno: “What? Already?”
Me: “Yeah… What type of movie do you want to watch?”
Haruno: “Hmm… I don’t really care…”
Me: “Horror movie it is…”
Me: “Yeap, you heard me.”
Haruno: “I… I’m not good with horror movies…”
Me: “But I’m great with it. You can hug me during the scary moments.”
Haruno: “So that was your plan… You are actually more experienced than I thought…”
Me: “Not really, it’s just something I popped up from the back of my mind…”
Haruno: “I’m excited now… Looks like I don’t need to worry or help out with the planning after all.”
Me: “What other things you wanna do besides the movie?”
Haruno: “What time we meeting first?”
Me: “What time do you want to see my face?”
Haruno: “Maybe morning? I want to spend the whole day with you…”
Me: “Even breakfast.”
Me: “Okay then.” I pulled out a map showing the town. “We will meet up here at… 8am?”
Haruno: “Yeah sure.”
Me: “You sure are impatient…”
Haruno: “I can’t wait to see what you look like… and also… I live around the area too…”
Me: “Oh really? That’s great, makes things a lot more easier for me. Okay, I will book the tickets now.” And I pulled out a web browser in-game.
Haruno: “Oh no… Horror movies…”
Me: “10am is fine right?”
Haruno: “The movie?”
Haruno: “Sure… We can talk more during breakfast. I like it. You do know what you are doing after all…”
Me: “Believe it or not… I used to help my other colleagues plan dates…”
Haruno: “Eh? You?”
Me: “Yeah… Ironic, right?”
Haruno: “I don’t… know what to say… I’m surprised.”
Me: “Okay, I keep the plans for the rest of the day a secret.”
Haruno: “Ehhhh??? Tell me about it…”
Me: “No, I want to surprise you.”
Haruno then pouted. I laughed. We then played mini games after mini games until it was getting pretty late.
Haruno: “Stay up with me… I can’t sleep…”
Me: “I can’t, I have homework to do… My friend won’t let me copy her work anymore…”
Haruno: “Ugh, your friend stinks… How stingy.”
Me: “Haha… I’m sorry. But I can still text you though…”
Haruno: “Okay then, we will text…”
Me: “See you tomorrow.”
Haruno: “See you…”
I logged out and start to do my homework. I finished it pretty quickly but I stayed up just to text with her until she decides to sleep… at 4am. I slept after saying good night… even though it’s technically morning.
Finally, its time. She said she is wearing a simple white dress with a hat, and I wore a black shirt and white pants. I reached our meeting point just in-time, because I nearly overslept, thanks to her keeping me up till 4am.
It’s 7.55am, I looked around the place, until I found a girl wearing a white dress and a hat.
“Is she the one? and why does she look so familiar…” I approached her. “Haruno?”
She turns around, we both widen our eyes.