After a short while, the bell suddenly rings and the students anxiously to go to their first class of the day. Most of them grabs their books from the locker and rushed towards their classroom, but some are walks without anything in their hands.. Sakurai walked beside two of his friends towards their class. They talks and laughing with each other, not even bother when they walks right next to a teacher that is going towards his class, 09-10, close to theirs.
Inside the class, Sakurai and his friends continue their conversation and their voice is just too loud the whole class could even hear what they were talking about. Sakurai laughed, “I know right?! That would make me the richest kid in school!” he said to Shin and Shun, the identical twin in the class. The two of them nods their head with a dumb smile across their face. “And how excited is that….?” Shun asked Sakurai. Sakurai rolled his eyes. “Of course! Won’t that make everybody in this school want bow down to me?!” Sakurai said. The two of them nods their head, “Yeah! That’s so right” they said to agree with Sakurai.
Slightly further away from their table, Ayaka puts the pen she holds in her hands down, she turned to her side and she looked at Sakurai sarcastically, “Oh, your mighty,” she speaks. Sakurai turned around to look at her direction; Sakurai furrowed his eyebrow, “What?” he asked her. Ayaka smiled to him annoyingly, “You know, sometimes I feel like you are talking too loud, the whole world is going to collapse with your unpleasant voice,” she said to him. Sakurai grumbles, he raised his eyebrow up, “And why are you talking too much?” he asked her sarcastically. Ayaka looked away for a short time, “Excuse me? Is it me who’s talking or you who can’t shut up?” she asked him directly. He groans. He looked sharply to her direction, “Oh and when your ‘boyfriend’ isn’t here, you talk too much,” he said to Ayaka. Ayaka sharpen her eye gaze towards Sakurai. “My boyfriend?!” she asked him shockingly. Sakurai snorts, “Whatever,” he said to her. He rolled his eyes before he turned his gaze towards his friends and continue their conversation.
Ayaka groans, “Urgh! And I don’t know what will happen to this world…” she groans. Mie that sat beside her look at her, “Sometimes you just got to ignore those types of people…” she said to Ayaka. Ayaka nods her head, “Yeah, maybe you are right,” she replied Mie. Mie smiled slyly, “Or else you’d either become one of them or crazy because of them,” Mie said to her. Ayaka smiled, she nods her head. “Yeah… You are so right…” she said to Mie. Mie nods her head, she smiles to Ayaka, “And I think we should finish the work that Mr. Fujiwara gives us before he returns in a short time!” Mie said to Ayaka. “Yeah, you’re right!” Ayaka nods her head. The two of them continue doing their work.
It’s during the second period of the day at the school. Things were going regularly like how it usually goes. The students of class 08-10 stands up and bow down to their teacher before the teacher walks out from the class. Sakurai looks at the teachers direction from his desk as the teacher walks out from there. He calls for his friends, Shin and Shun to get their attention, “Hey guys,” he said to them. Both of the twins looks at Sakurai’s direction, “Yes?” Shin answers Sakurai. Sakurai walks towards the classroom door when he see a new student that come to the school just a few weeks ago. Shin and Shun walks closer to Sakurai, “What is it?” Shun asks Sakurai. Sakurai grins when he looks at the new too old school type of boy, with his spec that don’t suit his face, he don’t even know what name he should be calling him anymore.
“And looks who’s coming to our direction!” Sakurai said to the twins. Shin looks at where Sakurai was looking at. He raises his eyebrow’s up, “Hey, isn’t that the nerdy guy? Did he change his dress up code suddenly?!” he ask his brother and Sakurai. Sakurai snorts slyly, “Maybe…” he smirks to them. The boy pushes his spec that falls down back up to its actual position as he continue walking towards the class. Sakurai crosses his arms, “Why not we give him a little surprise?” he asks his friends. Both Shun and Shin smirks while they nods their head…
“Yeah… That would be just splendid!” they answers Sakurai. Sakurai smirks looking at the boy that was coming to their direction. He hides himself inside the class so that the boy won’t see him there.
Outside the class, the boy walks towards the class with piles of books in his hands, “Oh, I really hope I don’t miss the second period! Miss Sizuka needs my help too later after the third period ends!” he said. He pushes his specs up once again as he approach the class. He walks inside the classroom with a bright smile across his face but before he could move further, he stumbles down when he didn’t realize somebody’s feet was evading his way to gets inside. He groans before the book that he holds in his hands falls down on the floor.
“And here comes the stumble boy of the year!” Sakurai said when Shin manage to trips the boy down. Ayaka looks towards Sakurai’s direction. She furrows her eyebrow when she notice that the boy has falls down on the floor. She grumbles before she walks towards the boy’s direction. Sakurai pushes the boy with his legs but Ayaka pushes him away, “Can you just get a life, Sakurai?!” she said to him. The boy tries to stands up but Sakurai and Shun still tries to pushes the boy again. Sakurai looks at Ayaka sarcastically, “Huh, what are you going to do to me now?” he said to her. Ayaka pushes Sakurai away with all of her might. Sakurai almost stumble down, but Shin manages to grab hold of him before he reaches the ground. Sakurai grumbles. He looks at Ayaka furiously, “We should get out from here,” Sakurai said to his friends. He walks away from there when he looks how Ayaka tries to help the boy. Ayaka furrows her eyebrow, “Just get out from here!” she said to Sakurai.
Ayaka looks at the boy’s direction. He finally manages to stands up because Shun walks away from disturbing him. Ayaka looks at the boy full of concern, “Are you okay?” Ayaka asks him. The boy smiles and looks at Ayaka’s direction, “Yeah. I’m alright,” he said to her. She nods her head before she helps him picks up his books on the floor. “Sometimes, I really don’t understand what is wrong with this guy!” she said to the boy. The boy adjust his specs before he grabs all of his book, he smiles to Ayaka, “Thank you for backing me up,” he said to Ayaka. Ayaka startles for a second before she looks at his direction again. “Oh, no worries. If that jerk ever disturb you again, I’ll make sure I’ll pinch his face next time,” she said to him. The boy snorts slightly, “Really, thanks,” he said to her. He bow down to her before he walks away from there. Ayaka looks at his direction. She taps her feet several of times…
“You can always count on me, Matsumoto…” she said alone. She looks at Matsumoto’s direction. She knows that he is a new transferred student from Hokkaido, he seems decent enough to be causing any trouble, but it seems like she don’t really know about him at all. She seldom see him hanging out after school ends, she don’t even know where he lives… Who is he, really makes her curious… Ayaka raises her eyebrows up, “Who are you really, Matsumoto kun…” she wonders.
Suddeny, Mie taps on her shoulder to distract her. Ayaka startles when she turns her gaze to the side. She looks at Mie smirks to her direction, “And what’s on your mind?” she asks Ayaka. Ayaka furrows her eyebrow, “What’s on my mind?!” she asks Mie. Mie nods her head, she taps her fingers at the side of her head, “Yeah… On your head,” she asks Ayaka curiously. Ayaka’s jaw falls open when she know what Mie is thinking in her mind. She furrows her face, she pushes Mie’s slightly to the side, “I’m surely not thinking what are you thinking!” she said to Mie. Mie giggles, she grabs on Ayaka’s hand, “Are you still accompanying to the teacher’s office to see your dream Mr. Kento?” Mie asked Ayaka’ Ayaka laughs, she pushes Mie out from the class, “Shh! Don’t make too much noise!” she said to Mie.
The two of them walks out from the class, but from far, Matsumoto looks at Ayaka’s direction for a short time before he continue doing his reading.
After their school finishes, Matsumoto takes his leave. He walks towards his home where he lives all alone. He had lost his parents in a car crash a few years back. He got no other relatives to support him and he believes that he can live his life own his own. He is not eight years old anymore. He walks at the side of the roads towards his house that isn’t that further away from the school. Most teachers ask him where he lives but he don’t even know what is his home address.
Along his way back home, he could hear the sound of water from the river close enough to the pathway, only people could not see it, but it is there. Matsumoto holds himself together, he smiles alone, “Just wait for me, Chie chan… I’m coming back home,” he said alone. He continues his journey towards his home.
© Scarlet B 2017