Wakatsuki Yumi stood outside a coffee shop, feeling the autumn breeze making its way along her bare neck as she looks at her watch.
2.25pm. Five minutes earlier.
It was a normal weekday, Sakurai Reika suggested for them to hang out since their schedules cleared up a bit. Wakatsuki came to like short hair now since many of her stage plays fits the current image.
Reika walked along the alley, glimpsing Wakatsuki’s head in the crowd, wearing a white wool shirt paired with a long checkered jacket. Her legs appear slimmer in her jeans.
She stopped in her steps, admiring Wakatsuki’s side profile. Soon, I may not be able to see this very often. And the idea tugs hard on her heart that she just walked and encircles Wakatsuki from behind.
An actual hug.
“Reika,” Wakatsuki smiled at the sight of her, “You’re early. I didn’t know you could do that.” She pokes fun of her while wriggling herself free, feeling the warmth upon her back.
“2.30pm, You owe me a parfait~” Reika giggled and guided Wakatsuki into the shop by her wrist.
Wakatsuki did not say anything when Reika’s dessert turned out to be humongous, not even when she managed to finish the whole thing with a smile on her face. Probably freezing her cheek in the process.
“What is it, Reika? You don’t act like the usual Captain I know.” She asked and cupped Reika’s cheeks. It may have been Wakatsuki’s hands or her own blushing, she’d not know while she takes in the sight of having Wakatsuki so close to her.
“This is unfair.” Reika pouts and looks away.
“We are losing Nanase and you all together. I don’t..” Reika stop mid-sentence and sigh, “I don’t know if I’d still want to stay anymore.”
While her eyes burn and pools tear to the brim, Wakatsuki gently wipes away a dropping tear from her face.
“Thank you for staying with me, all these years are very precious to me.” Wakatsuki said in her mellow voice.
She have made up her mind.
“I know that.” Reika took her hands and squeezed. “But allow me to feel sad, if that’s ok with you..”
Reika could not stop the sudden rush of emotions and sobs quietly while her tears came falling down.
Wakatsuki stood up and slides to the seat beside her, carefully guiding her face to her neck. Reika hides her face from everyone else while she tries to silence her own voice.
If heartbreaks are audible, Wakatsuki will have her own be broken. And willingly giving it up for her all over again.