What Did I Do

Chapter 9

Mai pov.

I roll out of my bed and I start to get ready for work. Once I was ready I left and got to the office in less than 10 minuets. Naru yells for me to get him his tea. I sigh but get him the tea and head back to my desk. The door opens and a man with a little girl walks in. I stand up and plaster a smile onto my face.

"Hello I'm Mai Taniyama how may I help you?" I ask the man and his duaghter.

"Mai?" The man asks and his voice sounds very familiar.

"Would you like to speak to my boss?" I ask uncertainly.

"No we came here to speak to you." The man says and I nod my head.

"Naru I'm taking my break." I yell and he says okay and I walk outside with them. We sit on a bench.

"Mai do you know who I am?" The man asks and I shake my head no.

"This is my daughter Akemi and my name is Hachirou Taniyama." He says and I gasp a little. My mother always used to say that I had a older sibling on my dad's side but I never got to meet him before my parents died.

"So your my older brother?" I ask him and he nods his head yes.

"How old are you?" I ask him and he laughs.

"I am turning 20 next month, but I did come to you for a reason." He said and I look him in the eyes.

"Akemi is turning 3 in a few months but her mother is very ill, and I have fathers sickness, I don't want to leave her alone in this cruel world little sister, so if you could, can you take care of her?" He asks me and my eyes widen. How could I ever look after a child, I mean yes I have always been good with children but I have never raised one before.

"I need time to think about this." I say quietly and he nods and gives me his phone number and leaves in the next few minuets I just sit on the bench.

"Mai you need to come back and do the rest of your work!" Naru yells coming outside to see me there in a daze.

"Okay Naru." I stand up and start to walk back into the office but Naru grabs my wrist.

"Yes Naru?" I question him and he seems surprised.

"What happened I saw you walk out here with a man and a little girl?" Naru asks me and I sigh. I would have to tell him eventually.

"That man is my older brother from my dad's side and his wife is sick and he has my fathers sickness, he wants me to take care of there two year old daughter." I say and I seem to realize how weird it really sounds.

"Mai you can't take care of a child you can barley take care of yourself." Naru says and I snap.

"I can to take care of myself, I have taken care of myself since I was in high school thank you very much Naru, I can take her if I want to and if I think it will be best for her." I say and I walk back into the office.

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