◆ Maki's POV. 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡDyY8bZyu2J
The audience are cheering and clapping after my 3rd performance in a Tokyo. Yes, I was very busy. So, confidently I took a bow and walk back to the backstage. I was playing Für Elise perfectly like always. The paparazzi begin to snap me all over the place, but with a confident look like always I cover my face with my hand and walk straight to my makeup room. 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡJw49SZyAJ2
I immediately close the door and start to check my phone if there's any message for me. 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡovaTYkrigL
And yes, as I predicted. There's an unknown number who miss called me 5 times and now that person messaged me. I wonder what's so important. Maybe it's another job for me abroad again. 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡg5TAjPHJBH
'Dear Mrs. Nishikino. We are Mrs. Yazawa's manager and we would like to offer you for a performance with her at Stars Awards as her pianist. If you agree, then call us. The numbers is down below.' 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡi0qjqr230g
Wait. Nico Yazawa? I think I've met her somewhere, but I forgot. Who is she anyway? Maybe she's some kind of singer or idol stuff like that. I'm not too interested in that, anyway I'm tired. I've worked so hard this year. I better rest. 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡhoQJWODOpu
So I take my phone and quickly press the numbers and call 'that person'. 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡHOmfCZPE5b
"Hello?" I started. 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡyiBx2Aj7Yw
"Yes, Ms. Nishikino? We are glad you called. So, do you approve our bid?" He asked with too much hope. 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡTAWGiBxb2E
"Sorry, but no I don't. I'm tired now, I needed a rest. Maybe you should hire someone else." 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡUJFol2D70s
"Oh, really? We really need you now. Please Ms. Nishikino, think about it again. If you change your mind, you're welcome to call us again."532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡTYwly7m3el
"Sorry, but I don't need that work, thank you." I apologize for the last time and quickly break my call. 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡAm0ScfUeG1
Ugh, why people are so hard to understand? Every time I finished a performance, the managers begin to call or message me for a new offer. And when I refuse, they called me arrogant. I just don't know what's in their minds. I just needed a break, that's all. And then, they also called me arrogant every time I cover my face or refuse to be taken a photo. I just don't like to be taken a photo, that's all. I said that to the media many times, but they don't understand. Anyways, I never refuse if a fan ask me for a photo together. 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡTSvsGTVI8o
"Hey, Maki." My manager accosted me. "How was the performance?"532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡFVK0QCwXgP
"It's normal, nothing's different." I sighed, rolled my eyes. I performed in Tokyo and Osaka many times and now he's asking that question. Okay. 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡvYbECx8NT0
"Is there someone who's calling you or message you for a bid again?" He asked that, again. I really hate that question. 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡaEXxzk3Xfx
"I already told you many times, I'm not comfortable with that question." I snapped him. 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡVLJflYJr4A
"Hey, I'm just asking."532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡWTbQKComrJ
"Yeah, after you asked, you will say 'just accept that offer, Maki' and blah blah with a lot of reasons that does not make any sense."532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡzBmtQu1dS4
"I'm doing this for your good, Maki."532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡtk29SyVVFA
"What? For my good? That is not what I wanted. All I wanted is to take a break. All this time I always obey with your useless desires, and that is not for my good at all. But now, I need something for my good and that is only to take a rest. But you banned that. You always banned that. See? And now you're talking nonsense words to me. And I remember you used to say you're wise at anything. But you never think before you act. That's not the kind of wise I know."532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡTF5aWivKuD
Silence. 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡKAL8QptJOF
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I think he's speechless now. It's normal, I always win in conversations anyways. 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡUdfE29t7Ee
"Now what?" I asked, trying to break the silence and hoping that I have a permission to take a break. 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡwnIyM3CkbB
"Okay, okay, you can. But just for a month."532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡ6fZ30gLlBY
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"Okay, now I'm going home." Arrogantly I turned back and walk away. Oh, and I also flipped my hair, although my hair can be called short. 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡTHI6F1yWAs
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I don't like to have a long hair, it's disturbing. 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡRQ4gHJgTde
At the first, I wanted to say thank you to him, but, I realized that he's annoying and I still want to show to him that I'm still mad at him. I know to not to say the word 'thank you' after a person gave you something that you like or not is mean, but, I hope he can understand that. 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡ1TRATkdaAL
So I pack my things, and then I call my driver to pick me up. 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡwqtuYrKbQG
After the driver came, I went inside my expensive Alphard car and he drives me home. 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡ5QR6OeCq73
Anyway, I'm hungry now, but I don't want to eat something heavy. I should call my friend, Umi. 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡGBDB4dRcJS
Yeah, I have a friend called Umi Sonoda, and I used to call her Umi. I like her personality. She's wise, clever, and yeah, cool. She can accept me who I am. She never gets awkward too. And the most important is, she's not like my manager. That's why I really felt grateful to have her as my friend. She has a long blue hair, and beautiful yellow eyes. 532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡsU5uO0aWgl
"Hello?"532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡPNcgU3RqTh
"Oh, Maki. I'm happy you called."532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡWWtydeaRJi
"Yeah, where are you now?"532Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡ8caV7sVh4V
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"I'm going to the Homura bakery with Kotori."
Almost forgot, I also have a friend called Kotori Minami. She's a fashion designer. She has a famous boutique and she opens subsidiaries everywhere, especially in France. Her taste in fashion is the same like mines. I used to go there and buy some clothes for weekends or just for one performance. She's one of the most reputable fashion designers in the world. Sometimes I treat her like my own fashion designer because I don't have one.
Not because I don't have enough money, their fashions are just not my type and I can easily fire them in just one snap of my finger. That's why my employees are being so kind to me what ever I do. And that's why my manager just granted my wish, because he wants money and don't want to be fired.
Well, my conceit only appears depends on what case it is. After they are fired, they spread all to the media and say that I'm arrogant. They never see my kindness. Once they sees, they can easily forget it.
"Oh, okay. I want to go there too, I'm hungry." I said.
"Okay, see you later."
By the way, Kotori is also a nice friend. She is fun, she can make me laugh when I'm sad. She always speak honestly and she's also wise, smart, like Umi. She's a sweetheart and she's loyal too. She likes little birds, she even has a pet bird. What I like about her is she is fun and funny in a different way. Wow, I never praise someone too much before.
She has a long - half bow tied gray hair, and the same yellow eyes like Umi.
"Sir, drop me at the Homura bakery."
"Yes ma'am."ns 188.8.131.52da2