A Visit From The Future
I looked around for him, and yet he wasn't here.
"But he promised...right?" I mumbled to myself.
"Of course I promised!"
I turned around and saw Kazune-kun walking towards me from the road. We saw each other every three weeks. And now, it was finally winter break! So Kazune-kun would be home during that time. I was so excited, that I went as early as I could home.
"Kazune-kun! Micchi! I missed you guys! And we'll all be home for winter break!" I squealed with delight as we all walked home together.
"And so, that's why I'm going to cook-ouch!" I yelled.
"you're going to cook ouch Hanazono-san?" Micchi asked.
I had bumped into something. Or rather, someone.
"I'm so sorry! I didn't see you there...Mom?!"
I rubbed my head and noticed a boy, standing in front of me. He looked like Kazune-kun, especially with the blonde hair.
"Suzune? Is that you?"
(in this story, Karin and everyone else remembers what happened.)
"Papa! Mom! I'm so glad to see you!"
i backed away as Suzune hugged Kazune-kun. But something seemed off...wait a moment.
"Suzune! You're older!" I yelled.
Suzune blushed and nodded. He must've come back from later on in the future, way after what happened.
"Suzune-kun. Are they Karin and Kazune?" someone asked.
i looked behind Suzune and noticed a girl, who was younger than Suzune, by a year? She was sure pretty. She had her hair down, except for a braid that hung down on the left side of her head, towards the front. Now that I look at her closer, I feel like she looks exactly like me. Almost exactly like me.
"Ah...Well, this is my...friend. Her name is-"
The girl cut Suzune off and smiled at us, "I'm Ushio. Pleased to meet you."
Kazune-kun and Micchi both seemed to notice that she looked a lot like me. They were glancing back and forth at us, as if making an observation by two scientists.
"Um...well...pleased to meet you as well," I quickly said.
"So, Suzune. Are you still going to stay at the house?" Micchi asked.
Suzune nodded and pointed at Ushio. "She needs to stay there as well. Apparently, Mom sent both of us here. For...errands. Mostly just because I said I wanted to visit...they have time travel in the future now you know," Suzune explained.
"You're welcomed to stay there Suzune. But um...since you're older and all that, just call us by our names all right?" Kazune-kun asked.
Suzune nodded, "Sure. I'll try..."
"Karin-chan! I can't wait to see your house! I bet it's wonderful!" Ushio piped.
Ushio seemed very energetic and excited, as if everything was a new experience for her.
I smiled as we chatted and walked on our way home. Micchi made a lot of comments about how delicious my cooking was, while Kazune-kun groaned and complained about it.
When we got home, Micchi ate one bowl and stopped asking for seconds, while Kazune-kun didn't eat anymore. However, Suzune and Ushio ate seconds, before announcing they were full. They didn't puke or anything!
"Hey...how do you guys eat that food?" Kazune-kun asked.
Ushio giggled, "There's a trick to it. I'll tell you later."
Suzune and Ushio both laughed as if it was so hilarious. Why were they going to use a trick while eating my food?
The next morning, I woke up to see my room squeaky clean!
"AHHHH! Did someone clean my room?" I asked.
Ushio popped her head into my room and smiled, "That was me! I noticed your room was especially dirty, so I cleaned it for you. Do you not like it?" she asked.
I shook my head. And sighed, "I like it. But why do you clean my room?"
Ushio laughed, "I do it as chores at home. It's become a habit of mine. Oni- I mean...Suzune-kun teases me a lot about it."
"I see. Were you going to call Suzune onii-chan?"
Ushio quickly shook her head, "No! I just thought about my other brother, and then Suzune-kun. Sorry," she quickly said. Then she pushed me out the room, and dragged me downstairs to breakfast.
"Ushio! Slow down!" I yelled.
She stuck out her tongue and smiled, "Sorry!"
Before I knew it, I was in front of the table. Ushio went into the kitchen. Suzune and her came out with trays of food.
"Breakfast!" Ushio announced.
Himeka, Kazune-kun were also downstairs. We all marveled at the food they had for us on the table.
"How'd you guys manage to make this?" Micchi asked when he came down.
Ushio looked confused and shook her head, "It was one of the simplest meals we know how to make! We thought you wouldn't mind it...was it too simple?" Ushio asked.
Everyone except Himeka gasped and quickly ate everything up. One of the most simplest meals? Wow... How'd they make it so fast? It's as if they've had years of experience, especially when they're just friends. Wait a minute...
"Um, Suzune. Do you love Ushio-chan?" I asked slowly.
Ushio and Suzune both slowly turned to face me. A second later, they both burst out laughing.
"What's so funny? This is serious!" I yelled.
They kept laughing until tears were coming out of their eyes. Ushio wiped her eyes and laughed again before settling down. Suzune was he same.
"Nope. We're just close friends. Not that though. Maybe sort of like that in a friendly way though," Suzune said.
"Oh." I mumbled. Okay, then how'd they do that meal? They must've known each other for a very, very, long time.
Ushio smiled at me and handed me a glass of milk. She looked especially calm and not embarrassed one bit when I asked her that. Did they get those questions a lot? Or was it something else...