Kisara was walking down the hallway thinking about the past. Trying to let the anger in her heart die down.
A young teenager was sweeping the walk when she heard a crying sound. She turned around and saw a young girl running toward her. She slightly smiled as the young girl ran into her legs and wrapped her arms around one.
"Hey, what's wrong?"
"My-m-my onee-chan d-didn't come today." The young girl hiccuped.
The young teenager had a sad face as she watched the girl cry more. She dropped her broom and knelt down to the young girl. She put her arms around the young girl and hugged her.
"Takara...how about I be your onee-chan?"
The young girl looked up at the young teenager with wide eyes.
"Your like a little sister to me. I promise I'll protect you and one day we'll get adopted together. Like real sisters." The young teenager smiled.
Takara wiped away the tears from her crimson eyes and tried to smile at the older girl.
"Onee-chan?" Kisara smiled.
Takara smiled and hugged Kisara back.
"I love you onee-chan!"
Kisara smiled slightly at her memories.
A girl was walking away with a couple who waved back at them as they began to leave the orphanage. Kisara was holding Takara's hand as they watched the girl go. Takara squeezed Kisara's hand.
"Yeah?" Kisara looked down at Takara.
"Why didn't you go with them? They really wanted to adopt you."
"I didn't go with them because they didn't want to adopt you as well."
"But-" Takara began.
"Remember, we're sisters. I promised you that we would be adopted together, no matter how long that may take."
Takara smiled up at Kisara.
Kisara stopped walking and stared at the floor.
Kisara was sitting down and looking at the lawyer who put down the files.
"Your guardians have left this huge debt to both you and your sister. With this amount of debt-"
"What will happen to my little sister?" Kisara interrupted.
"You can't take her in."
"Your only 17 and she's 5. "
"What difference does that make? I've practically been taking care of her since she was three."
"Think of it as this," the lawyer explained, "Takara still has a chance to be adopted. Wouldn't it be better for her? Plus you've inherited this debt, your hopes of adopting her are zero."
Kisara remained silent for a moment.
"If I can pay off this debt, can I adopt her?"
"Then I'll do it. I'll pay of this debt before anyone adopts Takara."
Kisara was back at the orphanage when she saw Takara sitting alone on the swing set. She walked over and knelt down near the swing.
"Do I have to stay here?" Takara asked.
"I...I'm afraid so."
Takara hung her head low. Kisara crawled to the front of the swing and lifted up Takara's head.
"Don't worry, I'm going to pay off the debt our parents left us. Once that happens I'll come back for you, I promise."
Takara smiled and slightly jumped of the swing. She wrapped her arms around Kisara.
"Okay onee-chan. I'll wait for you."
Kisara wrapped her arms around Takara.
"I love you."
Kisara was ripped from her memories when she heard her name being called out. She turned around and saw Natsuki run towards her.
"Where is Takara?"
Kisara slightly glared at Natsuki.
"Why? So you can tell that Fujino?"
"Look I know you hate Shizuru, but think about what Takara might want."
"I almost have this debt paid off. When that happens I'll be able to adopt Takara. I'll get her out of that orphanage for good."
"So that's why-"
"I made a promise to her, and I'm not going to break that promise."
Natsuki slightly chuckled which made Kisara raise an eyebrow.
"You know, you remind me so much of Shizuru."
"Don't compare me with her."
"Kisara please, think of it as doing it for Takara. Don't you think Takara wants to see her long lost sister?"
"Takara is my sister. I was there for her when she cried. I visit her at the orphanage any time I have the chance to. What has Shizuru done for her? You tell me that!" Kisara demanded.
"Takara was taken away from Shizuru."
Kisara slightly calmed down.
"Her father separated them. Shizuru's been searching for Takara for 7 years. That's why she never-"
Kisara and Natsuki turned and saw Shizuru standing before them. Kisara slightly turned her head away as Shizuru walked closer to her. Kisara slightly blushed when Shizuru bowed down to her.
"Okini. I'm grateful that you took care of Takara when I couldn't."
Kisara remained silent as Shizuru stood up straight. She noticed Shizuru's eyes were filled with determination that would not die.
"Please...let me see Takara."
Kisara turned her back to Shizuru. After a moment of silence, Kisara took out her phone. She dialed a number and put the phone to her ear.
"Miss Maria? Yeah its me Kisara. Is Takara there? Can you put her on the phone? Thanks."
Shizuru and Natsuki looked surprised at Kisara.
"Hey Kara. Yeah I'm good. Hey I'm coming to visit you. Yeah ha ha...I have a surprise for you. Well you'll get to see it when I visit you. Actually I'll be there tomorrow or so. Yeah that sounds nice. I love you too."
Kisara ended the conversation and looked at Shizuru.
"Okini..." Shizuru responded.
"Don't get any ideas that I'm doing this for you. I'm doing it for Takara." Kisara responded.
"Either way, okini." Shizuru smiled.
Kisara sighed as she stared at Shizuru.
Your accent...the way you smile...damn you look just like her
Shizuru continued to smile as Kisara walked away.
"So where to?" Natsuki asked as she walked with Kisara.
"We're going to Tokyo, if we take the late night train today we should be there by tomorrow afternoon."
"Okay, then let's go."
The young girl looked at a picture with her younger self and a chestnut haired girl. She smiled at the picture, not realizing someone was coming up from behind her.
"So your sister is coming here?"
The young girl pocket the picture and turned around and smiled at the old woman.
"Such a good sister your Kisara is." The woman smiled.
"She is isn't she, Miss Maria?" The young girl smiled.
"Yes, now sweep the hallways Takara." Miss Maria handed her a broom.
Takara sighed as she took the broom and began to sweep. As she swept away the dirt she thought about the visit she was expecting tomorrow.
"I can't wait to see you onee-chan."
She smiled to herself.
"Got what you need?" Natsuki asked.
"Almost, give me a few moments." Shizuru responded.
Natsuki smiled as she slowly brought out a wrapped box as she watched Shizuru zipping her bag. Natsuki walked behind her and wrapped her one free arm around Shizuru's waist. She smiled when she heard Shizuru chuckle.
"Natsuki don't tempt me please. I'm not in the mood."
Natsuki brought out the wrapped box in front of her and showed it to Shizuru.
"I bought this for you. Right before we supposedly broke up."
Shizuru took the box and slowly began to open it. She gasped when she saw the necklace.
"It looks plain and simple but I thought it would suite you since it matched your eyes." Natsuki rested her head on Shizuru's shoulder.
Shizuru stared at the red penchant that was on the silver chain. Along the left side was three silver flowers that ascended from big to small. Natsuki grabbed the ends and linked it around Shizuru's neck. Shizuru turned around to give Natsuki a better look at the necklace.
"It does suit you." Natsuki smiled.
Shizuru wrapped her arms around Natsuki.
"Kanin na, I'm such a monster."
"Forget about it Shizuru. That's in the past." Natsuki held Shizuru closer.
"She said to meet us here, right?" Natsuki asked as she scratched her head and looked at a map.
"Yes..." Shizuru looked worried.
Natsuki noticed and sighed. She wrapped an arm around Shizuru's waist and held her close.
"Look, I know you and Kisara started out bad, but believe me she's not gonna ditch out on us."
"Come on, let's sit on the bench over there." Natsuki pointed out a empty bench.
Shizuru nodded her head as she followed Natsuki to the bench.
"Yeah?" Natsuki smiled at Shizuru.
"I'm hungry, is there a vending machine somewhere?"
"Um...I think we past one up on the way."
"Let's go get a snack." Shizuru began to get up.
"I'll go get the snacks, you stay here and wait for Kisara."
"Well if you insist." Shizuru smiled.
"Be back in a little bit." Natsuki winked as she took off.
Shizuru sighed contently as she rose up from her seat.
"You to speak to me alone?" Shizuru said out loud.
Kisara showed herself from a pillar and walked towards Shizuru. There was a hint of anger in both pairs of crimson eyes as they approached each other. An awkward silence grew between them.
"Why do you want to speak to someone you hate?" Shizuru broke the silence.
"I don't hate you." Kisara sighed.
"I beg to differ."
"Why woul-" Kisara began.
"Because if I was in your position, I would hate the person who left Takara behind."
"So you did abandon her?"
"I never said that."
"You make it sound like that."
Shizuru sighed as she turned away from Kisara. A chuckle was heard and Kisara turned back to Shizuru.
"What the hell are you laughing at?"
"Natsuki said we were both the same. How much we care about Takara."
"I'm not like you."
"That would be for the best, but I believe you're dodging a question you want to ask."
Kisara turned her eyes to the floor as she kicked a small pebble away. Shizuru waited patiently for Kisara to answer. Taking a deep breath, Kisara looked back up at Shizuru.
"Are you going to take Takara with you?"
Shizuru noticed a slight simmer of pain and sadness in Kisara's eyes.
Does she care for Takara that much?
"I am. That's if she will come with me."
"She will...she's still waiting for you to come back for her. Even after all these years." Kisara turned her back to Shizuru.
"I'm in your debt forever."
"For being there for Takara...it's painful to be alone, especially when your young like that."
"May I ask a question?" Shizuru asked.
"What is it?"
"When you became Takara's older sister, please tell me."
"What?" Kisara turned her head to Shizuru.
"Was it for Takara's comfort..."
Kisara felt her heart drop.
"Or for yours?"
Kisara noticed Shizuru's eyes began to lose their shine as they seemed to stare into her soul. The anger rose back in her.
"You...You don't know what its like to lose everything! Having a family and them getting ripped away from you. Don't even think you understand what I-"
A hand slapped Kisara's face, causing a painful sting to Kisara's cheek. Shizuru glared at Kisara who looked up at her.
"Don't you dare think that I don't know what that feels like."
Kisara glared back at Shizuru.
Both crimson eyes turned to Natsuki who was glaring intensely at them. She walked to them with several snacks in her arm.
"Natsuki...we just-" Shizuru began
"Well what really happened was-" Kisara tried to explain.
"WILL YOU TWO JUST FUCKING GET ALONG!"
Both Shizuru and Kisara we're both surprised at Natsuki's outburst at them. Shizuru would have said something but after seeing Natsuki's continuous glare, thought better to not.
"Kisara! Just forgive Shizuru already! It wasn't her damn fault that she couldn't get to Takara, it was her fucking old man's fault! So don't take out all your anger on Shizuru!"
Natsuki turned to Shizuru.
"Shizuru! Leave Kisara the fuck alone! She's had her share of crap just like you! So help her instead of trying to tear her down more! She's just like you!"
Shizuru and Kisara stared at the heavily breathing Natsuki. Shizuru reached out and tapped Natsuki on the shoulder.
Natsuki looked up at Shizuru with a blushed face.
"Sorry, I let my anger get the best of me."
"Actually...you said exactly what needed to be said." Shizuru smiled.
"Train's boarding, let's go." Kisara began to push Shizuru to the train.
Natsuki sighed as she held together the broken snacks.
"Interesting girlfriend you have there," Kisara sighed, but it was content.
"Indeed." Shizuru sat in an empty seat.
Kisara sat on the opposite sighed and seemed to blush. She looked at Shizuru and rubbed the back of her neck.
"I...I'm sorry...for being a pain in the ass."
Shizuru nodded her head.
Hours had passed on the train and night was beginning to fall outside of the train. The stars began to twinkle and mock Natsuki who glared at them. She turned back to Shizuru and Kisara who were getting comfortable in their seats. Natsuki raised an eyebrow at the pillow Kisara took out of her pillow.
"How much longer?" Natsuki asked.
"We're sleeping on the train. We'll be there tomorrow." Kisara responded as she the pillow on one of the seats.
Natsuki groaned but blushed when Shizuru wrapped her arms around her waist.
"Hey! None of that on the train." Kisara warned.
"But my Natsuki looks like she needs-" Shizuru teased.
"NO! Not here!" Natsuki begged.
"Seriously no. Their gonna kick us off this train if you do that." Kisara sat down.
"But there's no one on the train." Shizuru pointed out.
"Yeah but there are cameras on this train."
"See Shizuru, there are cameras here. Now let go please." Natsuki asked.
"Mmm...they can watch." Shizuru smiled as she began to kiss Natsuki's neck.
"Aaa..." Natsuki couldn't help it.
Kisara sighed as she tired to turn her attention away. Suddenly she remembered something and brought out her phone.
"H-Hey no pictures." Natsuki begged as she tried to get Shizuru off her.
"I forgot I had a date tonight. I got to call and tell him to cancel." Kisara began to dial a number.
"Oh so who's the lucky dude?" Natsuki asked as she managed to get Shizuru off of her.
"No one." Kisara blushed as she put the phone to her ear.
"Oh really?" Shizuru smiled.
Kisara ignored them as Reito picked up the call.
"Hi! Are you ready?"
"Actually something came up. I'm really sorry but can we plan this dinner another time?" Kisara asked.
"Okay, no problem. We're are you headed to?"
"How did you-"
"I can here the tracks."
"Oh yeah, actually I'm on my way to Tokyo. I'm going to visit my little sister."
"Well have fun. I'll see you later, right?"
"Yeah of course."
"Good night." Kisara ended the conversation.
"So who was it?" Natsuki asked.
"No one." Kisara blushed again.
"Aw, come on." Natsuki smiled.
"Good night." Kisara laid on her pillow and turned her back to them
"Yes! We're finally here!" Natsuki stretched out her arms.
"Takara..." Shizuru whispered.
"The orphanage isn't too far from here. Just follow me." Kisara walked.
"Wow, so this is Tokyo." Natsuki looked up at the huge buildings.
"Yeah, but when you've lived in the capital for awhile its all the same." Kisara smiled.
"So where is the orphanage?" Shizuru asked.
"It's somewhat on the outskirts of the city. It's not a far walk so don't worry." Kisara responded.
"Wh-what should I do?" Shizuru asked.
"Just...just act like your normal self." Kisara said.
Shizuru took a deep breath and walked forward. Natsuki took her hand and intertwined her fingers with hers.
"Don't be nervous, I'm here with you." Natsuki smiled.
Shizuru smiled back and gripped Natsuki's hand.
"And here we are." Kisara announced.
Shizuru and Natsuki looked up at the homely building that almost looked like a shrine. The couple followed Kisara as she walked into the building. They saw an old lady in a gray dress at a desk. She looked up and slightly smiled at Kisara.
"So you've come back. How are you?" The woman walked over to Kisara.
"I'm fine Miss Maria." Kisara smiled.
"Who are these people?" Miss Maria turned to Natsuki and Shizuru.
"They're...they're my friends. They wanted to see Takara as well." Kisara responded.
"Oh my..." Miss Maria looked at Shizuru.
"Um..." Shizuru was lost with her words.
"You look just like her." Miss Maria gasped.
"She does doesn't she," Kisara sighed, "Where is Takara? She usually comes running over here."
"She should of been here..." Miss Maria looked puzzled.
A man in a suit came burst open the doors into the room. Shizuru's eyes widen when she recognized the man.
"Father? What are you doing here?"
"I'm here for Takara." Mr. Fujino responded.
"Damn it, I've had enough of this bullshit!" Natsuki raised a fist into the air.
"Not so fast." Mr. Fujino brought out a pistol from his suit.
Natsuki froze as the pistol was aimed at her. The other ladies responded in the same manner.
"Where's Takara?" Mr. Fujino asked Miss Maria.
"She's not here, she left some time ago."
Footsteps could be heard coming into the room. Kisara and Shizuru both gasped when they saw a girl with short black hair enter the room. Her crimson eyes lit up when she saw Kisara.
Mr Fujino grabbed Takara and put the barrel of the gun to her head.
"NO!" Kisara and Shizuru both responded.
"Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go." Mr. Fujino slowly began to walk towards the door.
Takara struggled to escape from Mr. Fujino's grip. Kisara gripped her hands into a fist and dashed at Mr. Fujino.
"Kisara no!" Shizuru yelled.
Before Mr. Fujino could aim his pistol at Kisara, she dashed behind him and got him in a full nelson. This caused Mr. Fujino to let go of Takara. Natsuki dashed to Takara and acted as a shield.
"Call the cops already!" Natsuki shouted to Miss Maria.
"Nice move but not smart at all." Mr. Fujino smiled as he threw Kisara off of him and sent her crashing into the wall.
"Now nobody move," Mr Fujino took out another pistol from his jacket, "Especially you Miss Maria."
Miss Maria put down the phone slowly. Every one except Mr. Fujino froze, one pistol was aimed on Miss Maria, the other on Kisara. Mr. Fujino turned his attention on Kisara.
"Who want's to know?" Kisara glared at him.
"Trying to adopt my youngest child? I heard about this...want to know why your adoptive parents had so much debt?"
Kisara's glare slightly died as the pieces of the puzzle came together.
"Though I do have to admit I'm impressed. You almost paid off that debt in only 4 short years."
Kisara's face went pale at hearing this news. Without second thoughts, Mr Fujino turned to Natsuki who was guarding Takara.
"Move out of the way."
"Never." Natsuki glared.
"Fine then." He cocked the pistol.
"Wait." Shizuru got in front of the pistol.
"Shizuru!" Natsuki gasped.
"I started this, I'll end this." Shizuru stared at the pistol.
"Kanin na for bringing this upon you, Natsuki, Kisara...Takara." Shizuru smiled.
Light fired from the pistol.