Long Forgotten

Chapter 11

Arisa’s POV:

In the car…

“Ne, Kaoru, where are we going for our date?” I asked, grinning at him; still feeling a little shy after the confession. I swear my face is still a little red. But then, it felt so sweet and wonderful to know that Kaoru likes me too.

“At first I was going to bring you to the theme park,” he confessed. “But then you might not be able to take most of the rides,” he pointed to my chest, and I just nodded agreeing with him. “So, I was wondering if watching the movies would sound nice to you.”

“Ok!” I agreed immediately. The truth is, to me, anywhere as long as it’s with him I’m fine with it. Then my smile turned into a frown as my brows creased together.

“What’s wrong?” Kaoru asked in concern.

“Ano… As long as the movie does not have too much action in it, or it’s not a horror movie ok?” I fidgeted in my seat as I looked down at my hands.

I’m not afraid of them actually. I’m actually fine when I’m reading horror or action books or mangas. But then when it comes to watching, the sound effects always creeps me up! It made me feel like I’m forgetting sometime horrible that I’m supposed to remember; yet it’ll be the best if I don’t. It feels uncomfortable.

“Aww, someone’s afraid of watching them?” Kaoru teased, leaning closer to me.

“No…” I mumbled. “They just made me want to remember some things that I can’t. I always ended up with a horrible headache.” I shuddered at the thought of it.

Kaoru hold on to my hands and patted my head. “It’s ok. We’ll just watch some comedy movies. I heard there’s one called the ‘Hotel Transylvania’ and it’s pretty funny. Let’s go watch that!”

“Hai!” I beamed.

At the mall…

“There’s still an hour before the movie starts. Want to walk around first?” Kaoru asked as he held on my hand.

“Ok!” I answered as I blushed. Though I love him too, I’m still not really used to being this close with someone.

“STEP RIGHT UP! STEP RIGHT UP! A CHALLENGE TO SHOW HOW MUCH YOU LOVE EACHOTHER!” a voice boomed.

“An event going on?” I asked Kaoru.

“Maybe, let’s go check out!”

When we reached the concourse, there was a girl speaking into a microphone. I’m guessing that she was the mc for the event. In the area, there were pink heart-shaped balloons and there were a number of couples surrounding it.

“A CONTEST BETWEEN COUPLES SHOWING HOW STRONG THEIR LOVE IS! STEP RIGHT UP INTO THE BOXED UP AREA TO PARTICIPATE!” her voice boomed through the mall. “JUST A SIMPLE GAME FOR YOU, LOVEBIRDS! YOUR BOYFRIENDS JUST NEED TO CARRY YOU LADIES LIKE A PRINCESS FOR AS LONG AS THEY CAN AND THE LAST COUPLE STANDING WILL BE THE WINNER! THE WINNERS WILL BE OFFERED FREE UNLIMITED AMOUNTS OF CAKES FROM ST.ANASTASIA FOR A YEAR! THE CONTEST WILL START IN FIVE MINUTES!”

“Ne Arisa, you want to try it?” Kaoru asked pointing to the event.

“Eh?! B-but… I’m very heavy!” I fumbled.

“Really? Doesn’t seem that way to me.” He stated. “Besides, it’ll be fun and we’ve time before our movie starts! And there’ll be cakes too!” he dragged me over to where the other contestants are before I could protest.

“O..k… but not for the cakes…” I gave in reluctantly.

After five minutes, there were about twelve pairs of contestants including Kaoru and I.

“REALLY? GO!” the MC exclaimed.

“Up you go!” Kaoru said as he carried me like the other guys are doing, in bridal style.

I gave him a tiny squeak and held on to him tightly as he chuckled at my response.

“Boy you’re heavy~” he commented.

“Sorry…” I flushed in embarrassment, hiding my face at his neck. I cursed myself inwardly for being such a glutton and not being able to resist cakes every time. I’m so going to go on diet when I get back home.

Kaoru chuckled, “Just kidding! You’re as light as Honey-senpai!”

“Really?” I looked up, my face still red.

“Yap! I just want to see your face blush. It’s so cute!” he confessed as he smirked.

Just after he said it, my face turned as red as a tomato again. I quickly turned my face away from him and looked around. Twenty minutes had gone pass without me noticing and seven couples had already given up; leaving five couples left.

“Kaoru…”

“Yes princess?”

“Do you think we’ll win?”

“Of course! We’re so going to get those cakes for you!”

“Really?”

He nodded and grinned. I hugged him.

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After forty minutes, the contest ended. And guess what! We won! During the last five minutes, we were still tied to this foreign couple. But then the guys suddenly sneezed and lose his grip, causing his girlfriend to fall. So Kaoru and I won! Yay! A year of unlimited free cakes!

BANZAI!!!

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After the movie, Kaoru and I were laughing on our way out of the mall to the car. The movie was seriously hilarious. I love the part when the Dracula was showing the human the way to his designated room (it’s a hotel for monsters actually, like Big Foot, vampires, skeletons, werewolves, etc.), and they had accidentally barged into a bathroom with was occupied by a skeleton. The skeleton was screaming like a lady in the bathroom when a guy barged in, but the problem was that there was nothing to see in this case for it was a skeleton and it’s only bones!

“I love the part on the contact lenses….” Kaoru laughed as he hugged his stomach.

“Yeah… and the one with the Big Foot!” I added, leaning onto him as we continued to laugh.

After the laughter died down, we were both catching our breath.

It’s been a long time since I’ve laughed so much. A really long time… I thought.

“Hey Kaoru, where are we going now?”

“Dinner date!” he pointed out, just as the car stopped and he lead me outside.

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“I love the cakes! They’re so yummy!” I exclaimed when we exited the restaurant and walked back to the car.

“That was the purpose!” Kaoru rubbed his stomach. “Boy, am I full! How are you even able to squeeze so three slices of cakes?!”

I giggled, “Mom says I’ve another stomach in store for only cakes!”

“No wonder…” he grinned like a Cheshire cat as he looked up and down at me.

“Hmm? What’s wrong? Something on my shirt?”

“Nothing…” he smirked. “Just wondering if you’ll get fat after the one year supply of free cakes!”

I pouted. “I won’t get fat stupid! I would never get fat!”

I poked his side, but there was no respond. I poked again and again.

“What are you doing?” Kaoru raised a brow at me.

“You’re not afraid of being tickled! So unfair!” I frowned and poked him some more.

He started to grin devilishly at me.

Oh no… not good… I moved back, away from Kaoru as far as possible as he loomed over me. But sadly, we’re in the car. I can’t run away.

“Ah!” I shrieked before dissolving into giggles. “No! Stop!”

Kaoru continued to poke me at my sides.

“Unfair! Stop! It tickles!” I laughed, as I tried to move away from him.

“Ah!” I fell off the seat and onto the floor and in attempt to catch me, Kaoru fell under me.

I sweat dropped. This feels like the awkward situation I’ve always read about in my mangas.

“Are you ok?” Kaoru asked, looking down at me.

“Mmm…” I nodded as I looked up to see if he was alright too.

But then, I froze. I didn’t realise how close we were. His face was just an inch away from me. My heart was thumping so loudly I could hear it. I could feel heat creeping up my neck to my face. I stared at him as I felt Kaoru started to lean closer to me.

Oh my gosh… Is he going to kiss me?

My heart began to thump even faster.

“Hitachiin-sama, Hitori-sama, we’ve arrived at the Hitori mansion.” The driver informed.

We immediately pulled apart and both of our face turned crimson red.

Kaoru cleared his throat and said, “I-I’ll walk you to your house.”

I just nodded.

Throughout the walk, we were silent. Enjoying each other’s company, noticing how close we were as we held hands.

“This is it!” I gathered up my courage to speak.

“I guess I’ll see you tomorrow!” Kaoru agreed. “Ohyasumi~”

“Sweet dreams! And don’t let the pandas bite!” I winked as I turned to walk into my house.

“Wait!”

I turned around, only to be peck on my lips by the blushing redhead in front of me.

“See you tomorrow princess!” he called out as he jogged back to where his car was, leaving me still dazed at my doorstep.


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