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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Chapter 3: Dancing with My Prince

Stupid chapter title, I know…but my mind has been sucked up for now. Sorry for the HUGE delay. Homework, school = argh... i would've posted it earlier, but i spent (i think) 20 minutes getting over GAM's new PV pics when i only muttered incoherant things. Nyways..
It’s pretty long (it’s about 2x the original length)
Next chapter’s bubbling in my head and still in production. So, enjoy!



Waving good-bye to her best friend, Miki returned to her lonely moody self. With Ayaya gone, Mikitty felt uncomfortable, sitting down with some H!P members she rarely talks to, and Yossie…

Miki’s face fell. The party was about to end and she had not been asked to dance yet. ‘Maybe I should just leave…’ she thought depressively. Getting up, she put on her jacket and started towards the exit.

“Mikitty!”

Turning around, she saw Rika hurrying towards her, followed closely by Yossie. “Rika! Happy birthday again! I got some GAM thing tomorrow morning so I’m going to take off. I’ll see you tomorrow.” Fujimoto smiled, not even giving the slightest glance at Hitomi, before continuing on her way.

“Wait!” A hand grabbed her arm, pulling her back. Yoshizawa was tugging on her arm, her eyes full of sincerity. “Wait.” The girl repeated, more softly.

Mikitty’s face reddened, hiding the contained joy she felt. The birthday girl smirked. ‘This is going well…’ She placed her hands on each of the girl’s shoulders. “I’ll leave you two alone now.” And she disappeared.

An awkward silence drifted between the two, both too scared to say anything. Miki was the first to break the tension.

Easing Yossie’s hand off her jacket, she muttered, “Um… I’m gonna go…I have a… uh… GAM rehearsal tomorrow… so…”

“Dance with me?” Yossie blurted out.

“What?” Miki froze. ‘You must be joking…’

Breathing in, she said, “There’s a slow song next, so you wanna dance? It’s the last song for the night.” She extended her hand.

In the background, couples started walking to the dance floor and Sakuragumi’s ‘Hare Ame Nochi Suki’ began to play. Miki had no choice. She couldn’t last very long with Yossie pouting in front of her face.

‘Are you sure about this?’ Miki’s conscious asked. She mentally shook her head.

mado ni utsuru watashi sugoku kawaikunai wa
(The reflection of me in the window isn't that cute)

‘Forget it!’
another voice entered her mind. ‘You go have a good time!’ The devil side cackled, crushing every doubt and worry in her head. Taking Yossie’s hand, she was led to the crowd and proceeded to wrap her arms around the younger girl’s neck, while Hitomi grasped her waist.

Waza to uso tsuitari shita kara…
(Because I told a lie on purpose…)


“You know how to dance, right?” she asked, feeling stupid at the same time. What kind of person asks an idol how to dance?

Miki nodded. The song didn’t make them any less tense. Just as they began to sway against the music, Yossie stepped on her partner’s foot. “Ah! Sorry!”

Miki’s face flinched, her foot throbbing a little. “It’s ok…Don’t worry about it.”

A few seconds later, Yossie was stepped on as well. “Yo-chan! Is your foot ok?”

KISS wo shita sono yoru shiranai onna no ko to ka to
(The night we kissed, you played around with some other girl)


“Yeah. I’m fine. I guess we both suck at dancing.” Hitomi chuckled, scratching the back of her head.

JERASHII
(Jealousy)


They once again fell into an uncomfortable silence. Neither wanted to look at each other. The fact that they were in the middle of a sea of dancing couples and the only ones keeping at an arm’s distance from each other made the moment ever so enjoyable.

“aitakunai!” nante wow yeah, naze icchatta no ka na
(Why did I say “I don’t want to see you anymore!”


Surveying the dance floor, Miki recognized many faces. Shibata and Masae were dancing close-by, Shiba-chan winking at her as she realized the younger girl spotted her. Miki gave an uneasy smile, and returned to looking around her. Several feet away, Rika was with her dance partner. No longer hyperactive and “Charmy”, the girl was sucked into her own world, eyes closed and breathing slowly.

Daisuki sugite kuyashi, nee nee nee
(I love you so much that it hurts. Hey, hey, hey…)

‘Jealousy…is that how I feel? When I see you so happy, I wish I felt the same. When I see you two together, I wish I had that closeness…’


Without realizing it, she leaned her head into Yossie’s shoulder, breathing into her sweater. Her comfort heightened as arms hugged her closer. Mikitty’s eyes fluttered to a close and she felt like time had stopped, and all she heard was the music booming throughout their dance.

‘Dear god…this must be a dream…’ she thought lazily.

Kyou no namida wa shoppa sugiru wa… miraretakunai wa kono namida
Nee hare dooriame nochi SUKI
Oh yes!
I love you for what you are
SUKI, SUKI, SUKI

(Today’s tears sting too much. I don’t want to see these tears.
Hey, I love you after the shower on a clear day.
Oh yes!
I love you for what you are
I love you, I love you, I love you…)

Ashita wa nakanai mou nakanai
Saigo ni suru no yo kono namida
Nee hare dooriame nochi SUKI…

(I don’t cry tomorrow, won’t cry anymore
These tears are for the last time
Hey, I love you after the shower on a clear day…)



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“Mikitty?”

Fujimoto’s eyes snapped open. The people that had originally been dancing were walking back to their tables. Beside the DJ, Rika was holding a mic in her hand, voice booming, “Thank you everyone for coming! Have a good night!” She handed the microphone back to the DJ, and gave her undivided attention to the only people still standing on the dance floor.

They instantly separated, blushing. “Uh…well, I guess I’ll see you tomorrow…?” Yossie mumbled, fidgeting with the hem of her shirt.

“Bye…” The elder replied, eyes stuck to the ground.

They both stayed, rooted to the spot. Rika rolled her eyes, and left to help clean up the aftermath of the party. Alone, the two slowly strolled to their belongings.

“Hey, if you’re not busy…maybe we could go out for a cup of coffee or something?” Miki asked nervously, looking at Yossie’s stunned face.

‘Oh god…should I have even asked…?’

To her surprise, a bright smile spread on the girl’s face. “I’d love to. How about tomorrow after rehearsals? Oh, wait… You have that GAM thing…”

Miki laughed. “That was just something I made up, cause I was really bored and needed an excuse to tell Rika.”

Yoshizawa chuckled, “Maybe I should’ve asked you to dance earlier. You would’ve had more fun, rather then sitting around.”

Waving good-bye, she left. Miki stared at the space where her fellow MM member was just seconds ago.

“Maybe…”

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Gocchin carried the plates of half-eaten desserts to the back room. Handing over the dishes to the waiters/tresses, she bowed a thank you and returned to the party area. She checked the room, and seeing it was all tidied up, put on her jacket and scarf and exited.

No sooner did she leave, someone attacked her from behind, knocking her to the ground. “What the hell…?” Goto swore, rubbing her head. Rika was on top of her, grinning broadly. “How was the party?” she asked, cheerfully.

“Good, considering I PAYED for EVERYTHING.” Maki answered grumpily.

Rika winked. “That’s nice. Someone had to.”

Instead of getting to her feet, she nestled in the space between Gocchin’s neck and shoulder. “I’m tired…” she yawned.

“Then get off.”

“But, I want to sleep now…” Ishikawa whined, keeping her eyes shut.

“I need to sleep too, so get off.” Maki snapped, trying to lift the weight that was flattening her.

She pouted. “As the birthday girl, I order you to lay there and be my human pillow.”

“It was 12 o’clock a half hour ago, so it doesn’t count.” Maki slipped away from the girl and stood up. “Look, I’m going to leave you there if you don’t get up.”

Rika let loose a low grumble, voicing her fatigue and slowly rose. “You’re sleeping over, right…?” she asked, sleepily.

Maki nodded, taking off her scarf and wrapping it around the girl’s neck. “You’re gonna catch a cold…I told you wearing just a dress wouldn’t be such good idea…”

The pair exited the building, Rika clinging closely to Gocchin. After crossing a street, Gottsan turned around. “By the way, Rika?”

“Happy birthday, oba-san.” (means old lady/etc.)

She received a punch to the arm as thanks.

“You’re gonna get it tonight…”

“I know I am,” Maki smirked, giving her a small kiss. “I know I am…”


This turned out to be entirely different from what I wrote down. Not only did I increase it by 80%, I decided to lengthen the dance scene by…a lot. The song I picked for the dance sequence (credits go to Mink from projecthello for his/hers lyrics) was changed many times, thus ending up being Sakuragumi’s first single, which is an absolutely beautiful song. For the full lyrics, go to projecthello.com. Rika’s lovely gf turned out to be, none other then, Gocchin! Yay! I was kind of surprised when people were wondering who the mystery person was.

On a final note: I hope this chapter wasn’t disappointing. If it was different from what you expected it to be, be warned of the various up-comings I will randomly slide in whenever I have an idea. Muahahhaha

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