Our PromiseAuthor: mysteriousgal11Rating:
YamaChii & OkaChiiGenre:
Story is based from the story line of Candle.Note:
Chinen is a girl here.
“Ryo-channnn!!~” I turned my back as I saw my small and cute bestfriend running to my direction.
“Yu-chan, stop running you might end up falling again and having injuries.” I said to her the moment she’s in front of me.
“Gomen Ryo-chan~ Yu-chan just wants to see you.” She smiles cutely at me.
“What do you want to play today?” I pat her head.
“Yu-chan wants to play wedding!!” She jumped up and down while she’s holding my hand.
“Eh? Why that?” I asked her.
“Because I want to be Ryo-chan’s bride~ I dreamed to be a beautiful bride. I want to have a beautiful wedding in the future.” She said happily.
I smiled to her and nods, we played it together. After a while we got tired from arguing and being hyper. We decided to climb up the tree and looks at the sunset.
“Ne Ryo-chan~ promise Yu-chan that one day when we’re all grown up I’m going to be your bride.” She looked at me, smiling.
I nodded at her, “Yu-chan will be the most beautiful bride~”
She giggled and clings to me, “Pinky swear?”
Yuri leaned down and pecked my lips. I blinked my eyes and then closes it. Our first kiss.
I can still remember the promised that I made with Yuri here. I’m watching the sunset alone. Reminiscing my past, the past that is still etch here in my heart.
“Why did you forget our promise Yuri?”
I looked at the invitation that I’m holding, her face full of joy.
I regret it, regret that I introduce Yuri to him.
“Yuri, I want you to meet someone. He’s my new friend” I said to her the moment I arrived at the canteen where she’s waiting. I saw her looked at Keito with sparkling eyes. I frowned, what is happening to her?
Keito walks beside Yuri and offered his hands. “Nice to meet you Chinen-san, I’m Okamoto Keito. Yama-chan already told me a lot about you earlier in the classroom.”
Yuri glared at me but she averted her eyes to Keito again. “Hi, Chinen Yuri desu.” She shake hands with Keito while blushing.
After a while, I noticed that Yuri’s attention is always with Keito. They started spending alone time together, completely neglecting me when I’m with them. At first I’m not bothered, but when I saw Yuri’s smile only intended for Keito, I started to get worried. Worried that the love of my life will be snatched away from me.
Months past and I just let things as it is. But I realized I shouldn't...
I mailed Yuri to meet me at the park where we like hanging out since we’re kids. She replied with a simple okay. I waited for her for hours, sitting on the swing.I waited until almost midnight but she didn't come.
I didn’t received an apology mail from her. I’m disappointed but I can never hate her.
The next day during our lunch she came in my classroom and dragged me. I didn’t fail to see her wink to Keito, Wow they’re really close. She dragged me to the rooftop and smiled happily.
“Ryo-chan~ I did it with Keito!” She squealed like a kid.
I frowned at her hoping that what I’m thinking is not right. “Did what?”
She pouted at me, “You know, sex~” Yuri whispered and hits me on the chest because of shyness.
I was looking at her dumbfounded because of it. So that’s the reason why she didn’t came yesterday. “Oh...”
“Mou~ what’s with that reaction Ryo-chan?” She clings to me.
“So it’s okay for you to lost your virginity like that?” I said to her, anger evident with my voice.
“What’s wrong with that? I love him and he loves me. We’re officially dating now~ He’s going to introduce me to his parents.” She said happily.
I harshly removed her hands on my arms. “What the hell are you thinking Yuri? He’s Keito, he came from England where people are liberated. Not because you had sex with him it means that he loves you! You’re not the Yuri I know, you’re a slu...” Before I can continue my words I received a hard slap on the face from her. I looked at her, she’s crying.
“Don’t you dare say that to me Ryosuke! Not because I’m your best friend it means I’m going to forgive the things that you said to me and to Keito!! How can you be so selfish? Why can’t you be happy that I already found someone that I can love? Or maybe you want me to be like you, a loner!!!” Yuri is shouting in front of me.
I hold her hands tightly, “Yuri wake up, he’s using you!”
Yuri slapped me again, harder this time. “I know that he’s not using me and I also know that you’re a pathetic human Yamada!” She looks coldly at me, “I can’t take this anymore. I can’t stand your selfishness, our friendship is over.” She said and the she walked away.
I just stood there looking at her retreating back.
After that Yuri refused to talk to me or even glance at me. It looks like I’m just a ghost to her. It didn’t just end up like that, every day I can see her and Keito being sweet with each other, kissing and hugging. It pains me, really. I decided to transfer to another school in Korea, running away from them. I mailed Yuri sorry and after that I moved to another country with my family.
Maybe it’s really my fault because I’m pathetic. I can’t face Yuri because I’m afraid she’ll hate me more.
A loud ringing of my phone took me out of trance. I answered it without even bothering of knowing who the caller is.
“Hello, Yamada Ryosuke desu.”
“Ryo-chan, this is Yuri.”
“Oh...what is it Yuri?”
“Where are you nowwww?”
“Somewhere...” I can’t tell her that I’m here at the park.
“I bet you’re at the park now!” She guessed and she’s right, I didn’t respond to her though. I can hear Keito’s voice from the other line telling Yuri to mind her own business.
“You’re really quiet since you returned from Korea. Anyway, I called you to make sure you’ll come tomorrow~ Oh and Keito said you should come because you’re our friend too” I can imagine how happy they are together.
“Yes, I will come.” I said plainly to her.
“Well, that’s all~ Oh don’t forget our gifts~” She chuckled.
“Okay, bye~” She about to hang up,
“Ne Yuri, I’m happy for you, Bye....”
“Arigatou Ryo-chan...” and then she hanged up.
I looked at the wedding invitation again....I shouldn’t return here.
It’s already been seven years since I went to this cafe where I usually eat with Yuri before. I just returned from Korea and decided to settle here alone. I missed this place, but most of all I missed her. I tried forgetting her lots of times but I can’t. I’m too coward to call her and all those years I just kept on thinking about her.
I was already eating when I felt someone hugging me from behind. I know this touch, I know this smell and I know the voice that’s crying behind me.
I turned around and looks at her. She’s looking at me with her eyes full of tears. I patted her head and smiled at her.
She cried more and I hugged her. After some minutes of cooing her she finally calmed down and sits beside me. She’s clinging to me as if I’ll leave her behind.
“You should let go of me now, what if someone saw us?” I said to her and I feed her strawberries from my strawberry cake.
She chewed it fast and looks at me with her puppy cute eyes. “I won’t...”
I looked curiously to her, raising a brow. “Why?”
“It’s your fault, I’m afraid you will leave me again.” She pouted..
“I promise I won’t.” I assured her.
She lets go of me and shows me her pinky. “Pinky swear?”
I entwines my pinky to her. “I swear”
She smiled happily and then got something from her bag.
“By the way Ryo-chan, here~” She handed it to me, an envelope.
“What’s this?” I observed it.
“Open it~” She said and I followed her. I stared at it, processing every words.
“You’re getting married to Keito?”
She nods happily, “He’s serious with me, you know~”
I looked sadly at her, “Anou, about that I’m sorry.”
She cupped my face, “We already forgiven you, when you mailed me before saying sorry. I went to your place the next day but you’re not there anymore. I’m really disappointed that you left me.”
“I’m really sorry Yuri...”
She shook her head, “Don’t worry about it anymore. From now on, stay beside me and be my best friend again~”
Best friend? That’s what I’m really am to her. “I will be your best friend forever.”
All I can do is wish for Yuri’s happiness now, everything is too late for me. I know that Yuri can fulfill her dream, the dream that the two of us shared even though I will not be the man who’ll stand beside her.
I love how Yuri smiled and I hope to see her every day with her smile brightening up the day. If forgetting my feelings for her is the only way for me to see her smile, then I wished up in this starry sky that they take away this love that I intended for her.
The following day, I woke up early and went to the wedding venue early. I want to see her as Chinen Yuri one last time before she turned into Okamoto Yuri.
I looked at her from head to toe, she’s so stunning you can see a different glow from her. The glow of happiness and satisfaction. I walked closer to her.
“What do you think Ryo-chan? I’m beautiful, right?” She winked at me.
“Hmmm~” I tried to teased her.
“Mou~ Ryo-chan, hidoiiiii~” She pouted.
We talked lot of things, she didn’t allow anyone to see her only me. She said she want to spend this time with her best friend, we’re holding each other’s hands. It didn’t take long until someone knocked at the door and told Yuri to get ready because the wedding is going to start.
I tried to let go of her hand but she hold it tightly. I looked at her, “Yuri?”
“Ryo-chan I’m sorry, I can’t fulfill our promise...” She’s looking down at our hands.
“You remember it?” I don’t know how to react, I’m happy but also sad.
“I didn’t forget about it...” She’s crying again.
No... Don’t cry, if you cry I can’t let you get married to him...
I wiped her face using my other hand, “Don’t cry, it’s your wedding...”
“But I betrayed you, our promise when we’re still young..I..”
I leaned down and captures Yuri’s lips before she can continue her words. This will be our last kiss.
“Don’t worry...I’m happy now that you’re with the person you love.” I let go of her hand and walked to the door. I looked at her one last time.
“You’re so beautiful Yuri...Congratulations.”
I left the room and went to my chair as the wedding started. I looked at Yuri, she’s smiling again and I know that her days will be filled with happiness from now on. I’ll always watch her smile and will never get tired of it.
She started walking at the aisle, looking at Keito and gripping her bouquet. She passed by me and I just looked at her back like the way I looked at her when she left me at the rooftop. While gazing at her walking figure, my tears surfaces. Tears of sadness and happiness...Tears because she will never know how much I love her.
I wiped my tears and closed my eyes as I saw Keito holding her hands. I wished that every day your life will be filled with laughter and love.
As the priest proclaimed the two of you officially one, from here, from my heart I’m praying for your happiness.
As both of you leave the church, I promised that when life gets tough for you, I’ll be there as your best friend and not as the one who loves you so much.
And as you looked at me once again as you enter your car, I pray that all your dreams will come true.
A/N: Unbeta-ed, Forgive my grammatical errors and such. I really want to make a story out of Candle, I really like that song, full of emotions >_< I hope you liked this~
I'm off to subbing again~ hehehehe~
P.S. I'm not really good with titles so I just gave a title randomly @~@