I won't lie to you
I sigh as I stare at the most frustrated, yet beautiful human I’ve seen: Light and my so-called best friend, Len. I grimace as he hits her head with a soft ‘thwack’ sound, ugh.
He always thinks he’s so great and all, as if he’s the king of the world but in reality I’m almost 100% sure Light is letting him do it because she cares, but does he bother? I doubt so. I know him. And you can tell me if I'm off
I stare a little longer, a warm smile spreading across my face and my heart as I notice her auburn eyes drift to meet my own brown ones. “Annnnzai..!” I drag out, letting my hands go up and my voice following its path. I giggled to myself as I watched her do the same thing. But I see it on your face
”Hey! Stop.” My smile dropped almost immediately as Len hits her again, this time slightly harder, she jerks slightly at the hit, covering the spot with her hand. My expression seems to continue to darken and I lay my head on the table. When you say that he's the one that you want
A brief but sort of hesitant tap on my arm wakes me up from my rest and thoughts. “Dark?” She nods at me, subtly, and gestures to her best friend, I nod, not really knowing why, and sit up in my chair as she pulls out another to sit next to me. “You like her.” She whispers quietly with a soft chuckle. I feel my cheeks flush with colour, pouting at her, “..so what..?” I mumble grumpily, she sighs too, and spares another glance at them, “Even though Light says she’s in love with him, I don’t think he actually cares, much anyways. But you do, I can tell by the way you gaze at her.” And you're spending all your time
I shake my head at her, not denying it, but in complete disbelief. Did everyone think like that? Did everyone know I liked her? She took in my expression and left as the teacher called her. I shifted my eyes back onto the couple as our bell rang, time to go home. In this wrong situation
”Anzai! Anzai!” I called out happily, just messing with her during our extra-curriculum classes, she let out a breath and turned to me, “What do you want Mino?” And anytime you want it to stop
”Well..I was wondering, if Len cheated on you, what would you do?”
”YOU ASK HER WHAT?!” Len’s screams echoed through the empty cafeteria. I shrugged nonchalantly and repeated the question I asked. SLAP. “You idiot! You think she believe you!” It wasn’t even a question, it was a statement, an insult. Than he can
Light really shouldn’t stay with him anymore. I don’t want her to be with someone so violent. It’s dangerous for her and if she gets hurt I have no idea what I’ll do to that good for nothing. And any girl like you deserves a gentleman
”Mino!! I need you now. Please.” I heard Dark shout from across the court, her normally calm and quiet voice shaken to a worrying extent. I toss back the ball and excuse myself, jogging over to her. “Dark? What’s up?” She’s gone pale, maybe she hasn’t eaten? No, she looks worried too.Tell me why are we wasting time
”Light.” “WHAT??” She raises her hands to my shoulders and I don’t even notice my hands rising to punch something out of both fear and anger that Len might’ve done something to her. “Mino..no...Light’s in tears now. I don’t need to deal with you punching someone right now.” I let out a ‘tch’ and shove my hands downwards as if it were inflated with helium and going to drift back up again. “Well? Where is she?” On all your wasted cryin'
After that day, I’m happy that Light has gotten closer to Dark and me than Len, she seems to be drifting further apart from him which is good. Very good. I’ve caught her tearing up over him sometimes though, and so has Dark, she’ll only ever really blurt it out with Dark but she talks to me too. I smile fondly, remembering how I had to hug her to calm her down. (Not like Agust would let Mino anywhere near her) When you should be with me instead
”Hey..Mino?” Light? I look up in the washroom’s outdoor mirror and spotted her, just the two of us, I thought. “This is a bit awkward but would you be okay with me and Len breaking up? He is your best friend after all..” she trailed away, looking embarrassed. I wanted to scream in joy, “YES IT IS SO MUCH MORE THAN OKAY!” But all that came out was, “Okay, I don’t care much.” Darn! I know I can treat you better
I took a step back, my eyes still locked on hers, but now they showed a confused expression. Just as I was about to ask what it was about, Dark stepped out of the washroom. “Oh, hi Mino!” She beamed and I smiled back, the smile half being actually happiness to see a friend and the other half covering my shyness altogether.Better than he can
After the break up, Light seemed so much happier, it made me happy too, but she wasn’t looking for a relationship. So..the most I could be is a good friend I suppose.
”Anzai!!!” I shout in my bubbly, high pitched voice that I know Light dreads but hey, maybe she secretly loves it. She looks in my direction and rolls her eyes playfully, walking over with Dark and Laito and Cleo. The second you say you'd like me to
I smirk at Dark as she practically rubs herself over Laito, like a cat giving kisses. She notices me and sticks her tongue out good-naturedly and I do the same. Cleo comes up to me, asking me to speak with her in private and I do. I just wanna give you the loving that you're missing
”MINOILIKEYOUVERYMUCH!” Oh. Oh no. I rub the back of my neck sheepishly, letting my reaction do most of the answering. “Cleo..I’m so sorry but I don’t..I don’t like you that way, I like you as my little sister but that’s all.” Baby, just to wake up with you
Her face is wounded but she tries not to show it much, instead flashing me an understanding smile, “O-oh! It’s okay Mino, I understand.” I smile back, a polite one to say thank you. Would be everything I need and this could be so different
We walk back and I chuckle as I see the couple and Light talking amongst themselves, Light shouting things about how she’d help a chair up if Dark fell from it. (August don’t you dare—) “Priorities much?” I laugh, watching Dark raise her palm for a high five and Light..blushing..? She blushed?? Oh my god she’s so cuteee!!!!! Tell me what you want to do
“Heh..Kawaii..” (Lets pretend Light can’t speak Japanese for now) I saw her ears perk up in my peripherals, and even though I knew she wouldn’t understand it, her blush seemed to deepen.
After school I saw Dark and her talking from afar, I didn’t need to go yet, —the public bus doesn’t leave so early— so I stayed where I was and tried to read their lips as I was too far to actually hear anything clearly. Than he can
Abruptly, Light shoved Dark hard, but they were laughing and smiling so I don’t think it was anything serious, that was until Dark so happened to glance up and see me staring. And any girl like you deserves a gentleman
She smirked and said something in Light’s ear, and walked my way, Light going the other. “Anzai hm?” She grins a Chesire smile and I look down, a shy grin playing at my lips. “What about it Hashi?” “Ohhh nothing!” She sang, “I just heard the little thing you whispered about her this afternoon!” SHOOT. “Shut up! You don’t know what it means” I tried to hide the rising splash of colour in my cheeks but it was no use, she saw straight through me, “I know some Japanese!” She leaned by my ear, her words sending a slight tremble of fear through me, “It means cute doesn’t it?” Tell me why are we wasting time
“Dark! Sweetheart?” Laito. Oh thank god. I push her off me and walk as fast as I can to the bus stop. Listening to Dark and Laito’s chatters behind me, for some reason though, I trust that she won’t say anything to her. No idea why, probably a bad choice but eh, can’t get any worse than this. On all your wasted cryin'
The next day, I found Light looking at me miraculously, I smiled and waved a small wave and she looked back and came over, it was still early so Dark wasn’t here yet, and I’d be lying if I wasn’t slightly relieved that she wasn’t at school yet.When you should be with me instead
”Hey Anzai, how’re you?” I blabber when she comes close enough to me. “Sleepy, spent all night studyi—“ she paused, her eyes looking over my face once, twice, and then thrice before putting a hand on my cheek where Len hit me the week before, “What happened.” She demanded, I looked at her confused, “What do you mean?” “There’s a bruise here, small but it’ll become bigger I guarantee you.” I know I can treat you better
I stared at her, the injury mark was tiny though! It could hardly be seen unless you looked closely, unless..she...did. “What? My family is always bound to become a doctor at one point. And so will I, a neurosurgeon.” She smiled that amazing smile I always enjoy seeing. Better than he can
Funny thought, I’ve never seen that smile when she was with Len. I guess that proves he couldn’t make her happy—but wait, I could..? Nonono I must be dreaming.
Even Dark and her other friends can make her smile like that, I’m just a friend to her, (But you say you’re just a friend~) I don’t know if I should tell her then. Maybe it’s a bad idea.
She’s not giving me any hints! I’ve asked Dark but she said she can’t tell me anything else either, I groan, head in my hands, “But it makes no sense!” I cry, the frustration of it all finally taking its toll on me. “Hey, she wants to study now, but you never know about later.” Dark smiled, but that wasn’t the smile I needed right now. Take my hand, we'll be fine
She placed hand on my shoulder, comforting, “Maybe you should tell her? It’ll only get worse if you keep dwelling on it like this.” I looked up at her, eyes shining with hope. “Come, let’s go now before it’s too late.” She offered, hand sticking out for me to grab, which I did. Promise I won't let you down
I shudder from the sudden feeling of coldness as I step from foot to foot while waiting for Dark to finish saying something to her. I don’t know what to do, I’ve never done this before. What if she’s disgusted?! What if she hated me before and now she hates me even more?! What if— “Mino?” Just know that you don't
I shake myself out of my own thoughts, trying desperately to focus on what’s going to happen right now. “Mino? You okay?” Light? I jolt up and look around—Dark— “She left, but she said you have something you’re worried about, does it involve me?” Have to do this alone
“I..yes...Light I know you’re going to reject me and that you want to focus on your studies and all but I can’t keep it away anymore, I really like you and I want to see you happy, happier than Len could ever make you.” I spat out in a breath, not realising how much weight I put on myself from it until my shoulders felt so much lighter. Promise I'll never let you down
She frowned, looking at me with sad eyes. I braced myself for the worst. “Mino, I—thank you.”
Huh? “Thank you for..y’know, saying all that, Len messed my mind up really bad, heck, he turned me into another person altogether.” Than he can
”But you, you’re funny, childish and retarded, like me, and you won’t hold me back from being who I really am.” I swear I could’ve ran up to her and hugged her, but I think she saw straight through me, and something shifted again, “But my answer is no.”And any girl like you deserves a gentleman
“No??” I shrieked before I could stop myself, she nodded pitifully, taking a step back, “No. Final answer. I’m sorry Mino but you explained it yourself why I can’t be with you, that and I’m not really ready for another relationship just yet.” Tell me why are we wasting time
I nod slowly, forcing myself to understand. On all your wasted cryin’
”But we’re still close friends don’t worry, I’m gonna try my hardest not to make this awkward okay? So don’t worry. You’re a really nice person, Mino.” She beamed and suddenly all my problems faded away.When you should be with me instead
”THANK YOU LIGHT IT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME!!!” I screeched in happiness and she laughed, “No worries Mino, just, don’t tell your best friend about this okay? He might get really upset.” I know I can treat you better
”Oh..uh..we aren’t best friends anymore.” I sighed, explaining the slap and reason why, leaving her to cover mouth in horror.Better than he can, oh oh
”Oh god I didn’t realise it was that bad..I have to discuss this with Dark and we’ll decide what to do from there, until then,” she said rubbing her hand on my cheek bruise, “stay away from Len okay? I don’t want to see more injuries on you.”
I nodded and excused myself to head home, this is by far one of the best days that I’ve ever had thanks to her. Better than he can