30 de abril de 2016

5.- Strawberry Fics: Sunrise (Part2)

…full moon….cold air….an obscure club and two girls in the dark…the wind hits gently the trees ... a long silence appears after Chikaru´s words..

"...why does my heart beats like this?...
...what is happening?"

(In Astraea is already late. All the girls are in their rooms and others are already in their homes to celebrate New Year with their families.

While the cold wind blows outside, there is a figure of somebody walking from the far in the halls of Ishigo Sha. After a moment, the dark silhouette stops in front of Hikari´s and Yaya´s room)

Knock knock

Hikari: I will open!

Amane: good night Hikari (smiling softly)

Hikari: Amane! I though you weren´t coming! (happily)

Amane: yes, I'm sorry I couldn´t come earlier

(Inside the room , Yaya, Chiyo, Tsubomi, Hikari and now Amane are there to celebrate the last tea party of the year)

Amane: sorry girls for not coming before to your tea parties

Yaya: don´t you worry Etoile, we know your heavy routine

Hikari: now you mention this, we are missing people here, where are they? Did you invite them?

Tsubomi: well, we haven´t seen Nagisa, she might be with Shizuma

Chiyo: and Tamao oneesama...

Yaya: shh! (telling with a gesture)

Amane: what´s wrong with Tamao san?

Yaya: (lowers her eyes) today was a weird day don´t you think girls? (Tsubomi and Chiyo nod her heads)

Hikari: what happened girls?

Yaya: Tamao chan.. had a strong argument with Shizuma

Amane: whaaat!? Why was that for?

(Hikari and Amane look puzzled at Yaya waiting to know what happened, while Tsubomi prepares tea for everyone)

...

(For little moments, the moonlight is covered by clouds and obscures the cooking club...for few seconds, Tamao´s eyes can´t be seen to move from Chikaru..for a while there isn´t a word that can be said from her mouth)

Chikaru: I might have freaked you out Tamao...(lowers her head)...but what I'm telling you is the truth

Tamao:...i know...(low voice)

Chikaru: eh?

Tamao:...your words are so sincere...(look at her with trust)

Chikaru:...that´s right...(she gently caress Tamao´s face...she slowly closes her eyes, letting Chikaru to caress her)

(from the outside, the cooking club seems in darkness and their silhouettes are almost vanished...a cloud moves shining a bit the club, at that moment, Chikaru gets closers to kiss Tamao softly...)
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Hikari: whaat? That happened?

Amane: That´s too bad for Tamao san. I hope that they can arrange their differences soon.

Yaya: yes, we all hope that

Chiyo: we don´t want that Nagisa and Tamao oneesama end their friendship for something like that

Tsubomi: also it would be awful that Shizuma graduates from Astraea and leaves angry with Tamao

Amane: mmm...

Yaya: do you have an idea to help Etoile?

Amane: as her friends we only could help by letting both of them to talk to each other. It´s not common that Shizuma gets this angry so is going to be complicated.

Hikary: Can Miyuki sama do something? She´s the closest one to Shizuma

Amane: I don´t know. Tomorrow before the party I ´ll talk to her and see what we can do
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"5 o´clock in the morning...the sun is rising...she looks so sweet when she sleeps... with you by my side I feel complete...
I wish the time could stop now...I don´t want anything to take me away from you...my life is here with you.
...what´s happening to me? I cannot cry...she has taught me how to be strong.
...is just that...I love her endlessly.. I cannot imagine a day without you.
...I love you my Etoile sama...I don´t want to be without you... Shizuma..."
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(The last day of the year..the sun rises from the horizon and the main Miatre´s church is getting all this light slowly...from the far, one can hear the whinny of the horses at the stable...from Astraea´s hill the sound of the city cannot simply reach...just the light sound of birds and the winter breeze that moves the trees.

...little by little some steps approach Ishigo Sha... two silhouettes are distinguished from the far walking together)

Chikaru: are you cold?

Tamao:just a little (Chikaru embraces Tamao from the back and keep walking very slow to Ishigo Sha. The residence is in complete silence and they try to open the door quietly to not disturb anyone. As soon as they arrive to Tamao´s room she stops)

Tamao: thanks Chikaru

Chikaru: don´t thank me

(Tamao stares for a while to Chikaru´s eyes and she smiles. Chikaru holds Tamao´s hand and kiss her)

Chikaru: It has been my pleasure to accompany you last night

Tamao: thanks for all Chikaru...am I going to see you later?

Chikaru: of course.. if you need something, just tell me ok?

(Tamao embraces Chikaru for a while)


(Much later, the movement at the residence began. The girls are waking up and prepare for 
today´s activities. At the Spica´s hall a door opens quickly and Tsubomi goes out stretching herself)

Tsubomi: ok! Is time to go out!

(Tsubomi walks fast through the hall saying good moring to all the girls she sees in her way. She wears a dark blue sweater and light jeans with comfortable runners. She goes happily to Yaya´s room)

Knock Knock!

Tsubomi: good morning! Is time to wake up!

(From the inside a lazy voice is heard)

Yaya: oook...I´m coooming...don´t disturb meee...

(Tsubomi turns her face angrily and knocks harder)

Tsubomi: is time for shopping!

Yaya: I'm cooooming! We should do this later! (very lazy)

(Tsubomi puts a mad face)

Tsubomi: I'm coming in!

(The door opens and Hikari goes out)

Hikari: good morning Tsubomi chan

Tsubomi: ah! Good morning Etoile!

(Hikari already dressed up)

Hikari: if you want, you can go inside and wake her up, you know how she is. I have to leave.

Tsubomi: ah of course! Thanks Etoile

Hikari: I´ll see you later Tsubomi chan

Tsubomi: see you later Etoile! (Tsubomi enters to the room and see Yaya in her bed covered by her sheets, she cannot see her face. Tsubomi looks at her angrily)

Tsubomi: so.. we had a plan don´t you?

Yaya: (still covered by her sheets) is too early!

Tsubomi: going to downtown is a long way and we have many things to buy, so get up! (putting her hands in her waist)

Yaya: you´re worst than my mother!

Tsubomi: it´s getting late! (she takes the sheets and remove them fast. She can see that the quick movement remove a little Yaya´s sleeping clothes revealing a bit of her nude body. When Tsubomi sees, she blushes)

Tsubomi: (turns around) dress up now! We´re going to be late

Yaya: (see hers naughty from her bed in a sexy pose)..ah.. why don´t you come here Tsubomi chan

Tsubomi: (crossing her arms with a blush) leave me alone!

(Yaya gets up and embraces Tsubomi from the back and she blushes more)

Yaya: come on! On the last day of the year, nobody gets angry!

(Tsubomi remains silent with a blush when she feels Yaya´s body in her back)

Yaya: ok ok! I'm going to get ready...

(Yaya going to the shower and Tsubomi remains still without moving after that embrace)

Yaya: (opens the bathroom door).. do you want to take a shower with me? (naughty look)

Tsubomi: (blushes) get ready soon!

(Yaya laughs and gets in the shower. Tsubomi sits down on Yaya´s bed to wait closing her eyes)

Tsubomi: (thinking)... my heart almost got out of my chest...

...

(In another room, Shizuma is waking up slowly and sees that Nagisa is already up next to her 
looking at her calmly)

Shizuma: good morning my Nagisa

Nagisa: good morning my Etoile

Shizuma: have you been up for a long time?

Nagisa: no.. (slowly puts her hand on Shizuma´s neck and moves it down slowly)

Shizuma: ..as soon as you are on 5th grade, you will have your own room

Nagisa: is that so? I thought until 6th grade

Shizuma: no.. so I could come and stay in your room... (looking at her naughty)

Nagisa: do you! (excited)

Shizuma: if they don´t let me, I would jump the fence (smiles)

Nagisa: (smiling)...you fascinate me Shizuma...
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(While Nagisa is comfortably in Shizuma´s arms, a lot of noise comes from the hall from the second floor at Spica´s area, the girls walking by, turn around to look)

Tsubomi: come on Yaya! We should be at downtown by this time! (She took her from Yaya´s hand, almost pulling her)

Yaya: ook! Tsubomi chan! I´m going! Downtown is not going anywhere!

Tsubomi: but you know, today is the last day of the year and is when everybody goes to buy last minute gifts!

Yaya: (looking at her curiously) we seem like...

Tsubomi: (turning) like what?

Yaya: (smiles) we seem like a married couple going shopping!

Tsubomi: (blushes and stops turning in front of Yaya) I don´t know what are you talking about!

(Yaya smiles and lets Tsubomi pull her. In the first floor, they meet Chiyo and Remon, who are going to help shopping)

(Nagisa stands up and looks from the window)

Nagisa: Yaya and the girls are doing a lot of noise

Shizuma: Tsubomi is an organized person, don´t you think?

Nagisa: yes, she has a strong personality and she´s so mature for her age.

Shizuma: she could be perfect for Spica´s president in a couple of years

Nagisa: yes, I also believe that. By the way...,Miyuki has to leave her position as Miatre´s president, no?

Shizuma: (looks at her still from her bed) that´s right... she has to find the next candidate.

Nagisa: any candidates yet?

Shizuma: I haven´t talk about that with Miyuki, I don´t know if she has someone in mind

Nagisa: mmm...(lowers her eyes, thinking)

Shizuma: ok, let´s move... I guess the girls might need some help to finish with the set up for tonight.

Nagisa: yes! (happily)

(Nagisa leaves Shizuma´s room and goes to hers, she enters and listen that Tamao is taking a shower and that her bed is tidy)

Nagisa: (thinking) didn´t Tamao chan spend the night here?...

(Nagisa is organizing some of her things, when Tamao goes out from the shower, drying her hair with a towel)

Nagisa: good morning Tamao chan

Tamao: (wondering)... good morning... Nagisa chan...

(Tamao remains still looking at Nagisa, waiting for her to say something about the argument she had with Shizuma. Nagisa turns to see Tamao, who is still looking at her)

Nagisa: is there something wrong Tamao chan?

(Tamao keeps looking and notices that Nagisa knows nothing about the previous argument, she avoids talking about that subject)

Tamao: no, is nothing Nagisa (she approaches her closet to find her clothes)

Nagisa: In a while we are going to finish everything for tonight´s party, aren´t you going Tamao chan? We´ve to hang piñatas and other decorations such as lights in the garden! (excited)

Tamao: yes... I´ll be going in a while (giving her back to Nagisa)

Nagisa: very good! I´m going to have breakfast! See you later Tamao chan!

(Nagisa leaves the room and Tamao lowers her sight)

Tamao: (thinking) ...Shizuma didn´t say a thing.
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(Later in Astraea´s swimming pool area, there is a group of girls setting everything for tonight´s celebration. Some are organizing tables to leave candies, other hang light bulbs. The presidents of each school are coordinating the girls. Miyuki looks around nostalgic)

Miyuki: (sights) ...new year..

(Tomori, who is by her side, turns to see her)

Tomori: yes..the final countdown start for us

Miyuki: we´ve lived many things here.

Tomori: the time for giving a new step is near

Miyuki: don´t remind me that (Miyuki walks towards some girls to help them to hang lights. Tomori stares at her from the far)

(Nagisa is in another corner helping with the tables, she´s so excited)

Nagisa: this is going to be so great! aah SHIZUMA! (looking at her seriously)

Shizuma: what! What´s the matter Nagisa?

Nagisa: (scolding) I told you not to carry stuff! Your arm is not well yet! (pulling the box she was carrying)

Shizuma: but is not heavy... (looks at her calmly and smiles)

Nagisa: I don´t care.. I won´t let you carry anything (looking angry, but saying the latter with love)

(Shizuma smiles, then she turn to see how the decorations are. Amane approaches)

Amane: is everything looking good, ex Etoile?

Shizuma: everything is great... (sights)

Amane: we´re going to miss you all during these celebrations

Shizuma: (closing her eyes) ...yes..

(The night arrives to Astraea and the lights are turning on. The night is cold and everybody wears their coats to spend New Year outside

The only day that curfew is not working and everybody can stay out late celebrating. The tables are full of candies, pops, and cakes. In one corner Yaya is beside Tsubomi with Chiyo and another girls from Le Rim setting up the fireworks, which need to be ready for midnight)

Nagisa: I´m going to see how Yaya chan and the other girls are doing over there, I´ll be back

Shizuma: be careful my Nagisa

(Shizuma stays alone for a while, when she turns , she can see Tamao next to a tree staring at her. Tamao is alone too, she sights and approaches Shizuma. She looks at her seriously)

Tamao: Shizuma...

Shizuma: (still) ...what´s the matter Tamao?

(a moment of silence comes)

Tamao: (lowers her eyes and sights) I came to apologize-

Shizuma: (closes her eyes)

Tamao: I told you horrible things...I´m really sorry

Shizuma: Tamao...even if you don´t believe me...I´ve changed.

Tamao: (rises her eyes) ... I know you love Nagisa...I know you´ll take care of her better than me.

Shizuma: (looks at Tamao) ...I love her...you can´t imagine how much..and I´d do anything for her.

Tamao: I know.. (looks to Shizuma´s hurt hand)

Shizuma: the fact that I´m about to graduate doesn´t mean I´ll stop loving her

Tamao:... (sights).. we have never get along right?

Shizuma: ...I think so..

Tamao: I´ll like to change that

Shizuma: (looking at Tamao) ...I accept your apology Tamao...

Tamao: take care of Nagisa...(she´s about to cry)

Shizuma: (she gets closer and hugs her)...I´ll love her every day of my life.

Tamao: thanks...Shizuma..

(From the far, Nagisa looks what´s happening, Yaya too and tells what´s happening to the other girls)

Yaya: hey! Tonight we´ve to celebrate a lot!

Nagisa: what´s going on? (looks puzzled)

(Miyuki also looks that scene from another corner)

Miyuki: (sights and thinking out loud) ...at last everything is better.

(Chikaru approaches Miyuki and sees the scene and smiles with satisfaction)

Chikaru: Girls! Come here! It´s almost midnight! (telling Yaya and the others)

(All the girls start gathering to see the great shool clock. They are minutes away from midnight. Chikaru gets closer where Tamao is and puts her hand on her shoulder; Tamao turns and looks at her happily)

Shizuma: (looking at the stars) ...Nagisa.

Nagisa: what´s going on my Etoile?

Shizuma:.. I want to be with you forever.

Nagisa: (looking at her) ..me too Shizuma...

Everybody: 10...9...8..7...6...

Shizuma: no Nagisa

Nagisa: eh? (the countdown gets louder)

Everybody: ...5...4...3...2...

Shizuma: stay with me for life.

(Nagisa´s eyes shine happily, while everybody at once say)

Everybody: ...1...HAPPY NEW YEAR! CONGRATULATIONS!

(Everybody scream happily giving lots of hugs, while Shizuma stares at Nagisa´s eyes, who can´t move)

Nagisa: of course I will... Shizuma...

(Shizuma gives a big smile and kiss Nagisa softly)

Shizuma: Happy New Year my love

Nagisa: Happy New Year my darling

(from the far, Miyuki looks at them with a smile in her face and thinks out loud)

Miyuki: Happy New Year...my friends..

(Yaya and the other girls run to start the show with the fireworks, everybody wants to see it)
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...a long night in Astraea with the colourful light in the sky...everyone receives the New Year happily...waiting for great hopes and dreams.
...a night of celebration
...until sunrise...)


End of chapter

29 de abril de 2016

4.-Strawberry Fics: Sunrise (Part1)

Part 1

"Outside is very cold..there isn´t light yet..the sun rises slowly …I hardly can see her..
..her breathing is so close to mine..her warm body..I don´t want the daybreak to arrive..I feel calm like this...
I would like to kiss her until I get tired...but I don´t want to wake her up... not yet.
..what is she dreaming? About me?.. how could I know.
..I believe we have changed no?.. I think we have, that´s what they told us... but we did it for the best.
...you have changed me.
...I´m grateful because you appeared in my life.
..just by having you by my side I feel an immense happiness.
...I don´t want to leave this place...
...I love you.
...Nagisa.."

(The alarm is about to sound and Nagisa is waking up slowly)

Nagisa:...(whispering)..Shizuma..

(a warm sunshine enters from the window..melting some of the snow. Nagisa is awake)

Nagisa: Shizuma? (looks around from her bed and sees that Shizuma is not there)

(she turns off the alarm. She puts Shizuma´s nightdress and gets up to see from the window how cold outside, then she turns her sight inside the room)

Nagisa: her uniform is missing..where could she be?

(she keeps thinking for a while and goes to the shower)

(Hikari is always early at the greenhouse working on the flowers)

Hikari: thank you so much for coming early

Shizuma: your welcome Etoile, I miss the greenhouse already, so thanks for inviting me

Hikari: I can´t think of no one else to help me out with the flowers, you know them the best

Shizuma: you only have to treat them with love (gently touching the flowers) .. she is awake.

Hikari: eh?

Shizuma: is time for me to go Etoile, if you need help again, I will be glad to help you

Hikari: thanks you Shizuma sama. You are always welcome here

Shizuma: give my regards to Amane

Hikari: in your name

(Shizuma walks in the cold road on her way to Ishigo sha, in her hand, she has a bunch of beautiful flowers from the greenhouse. Her face shines of happiness only with the thought that in a few moments she will have Nagisa in her arms)

Shizuma: (thinking) .. I don´t want to leave this place..(turns her head down sadly) .. I don´t want to..

(Shizuma returns to her room and slowly opens the door. She notices that Nagisa is in the shower. Nagisa hears someone entering to the bathroom)

Nagisa: Shizuma, is that you?

Shizuma: (opening the curtains) Nagisa..

Nagisa: (looking at her) ah! You scared me!.. what are you doing? (Shizuma enters to the shower with her uniform)

Nagisa: Shizuma, your uniform, you´ll ruin it!

Shizuma: I don´t care.. (She embraces Nagisa from her waist and starts kissing her.. Nagisa just let herself go and takes Shizuma´s uniform away)

(At the cafeteria all the girls are ready for breakfast. Miyuki is in her spot, noticing that Shizuma is not there yet)

Miyuki: (thinking) late again eh?

(In the other side of the cafeteria, where the Le rim girls sit, Chikaru is sitting with her "girls" Kagome and the others)

Kagome: Boshibaru is hungry

Chikaru: easy Boshibaru, the Etoile are on their way so we can start eating breakfast (she smiles at the bear)

Remon: this is the first time that the Etoile are late no?

Chikaru: yes, this is not so common

(Hikari enters quickly to the cafeteria and sits in her place. Tomori sees her and she rises)

Tomori: everyone in their sits please. Our Etoile will say out morning pray

Hikari: sorry I'm late! (puts her hands together to pray) ... Lord.. we are grateful for this food...

(After praying, Chikaru turns to the Miatre´s table and looks at Tamao, who looks so sad)

Yaya: what was the matter Hikari? This is the first time you´re late and Amane?

Hikari: yes, I'm sorry. Amane woke up early for training, so I managed to complete all the duties. She has to go to a tournament in Kyoto next week and I´ll have to stay alone.

Yaya: uh! You´ll have lots of work

Hikari: yes, that´s why I have to prepare

Yaya: when you need help, let me know ok?

Hikari: thanks Yaya chan! good thing there are no classes next week, just extramural activities

Yaya: yes! How lucky are the girls that are going home for New Year. However, the party here is way better.

Hikari: aren´t you going home Yaya chan?

Yaya: no, I accorded with Tsubomi to see the fireworks here. Miatre girls are going too so we´re going to buy them tomorrow morning

Hikari: sounds like fun! Where are you planning to see them?

Yaya: from the swimming pool

(Tsubomi arrives with a little notebook in her hand)

Tsubomi: (cough to get the attention) ..very well... here I have the list of things we have to buy tomorrow for New Year

Yaya: well! Very good Tsubomi, you are so organized, you will be a good wife (looking naughty at her)

Tsubomi: (angry) WHAAT! Nooo! ME...I.. just did it because... because we want a very nice New Year no?

Yaya: hehe! that´s right.. we are going to have a great time!

(After breakfast, Miyuki stands up looking serious from her seat and goes near the door. Tamao looks at her from the far)

Chikaru: Good morning Tamao chan! (smiling)

Tamao: (turns) ah! Good morning Chikaru, how are you?

Chikaru: I'm fine, Spica girls invited us tomorrow to see the fireworks, are you coming?

Tamao: I don´t know yet..

Chikaru: are you going home?

Tamao: (speaking low) sometimes I feel I want to leave..

Chikaru: eh? You said something?

Tamao: eh no! I guess I´ll go with you and the girls to see the fireworks (smiles)

Chikaru: I like that, to see you with a great smile

(Tamao stares at Chikaru´s eyes for a while, she blushes and turns fast)

Chikaru: what´s the matter Tamao chan?

Tamao: I have to leave now.. I have many things to do! (leaves the cafeteria fast)

(Chikaru looks at her and smiles)

(The Miatre students from sixth grade are in the class room and Miyuki is looking at the window. When she sees Shizuma coming)

Miyuki: again late Shizuma

Shizuma: I'm sorry... I had things to do (giving her a naughty look)

Miyuki: good thing we don´t have classes today

Shizuma: don´t get mad at me ok? Tomorrow is New Year and today we are not going to do anything. There is no need to be in such a rush

Miyuki: today we are going to fill out Universities enrolment forms, is that nothing important to do?

Shizuma: (looks up fast) that´s right.. I had forgotten..

Miyuki: you´re lucky that the teacher is also late

Shizuma: (talking to her ear) maybe she had things to do as well..

Miyuki: SHIZUMA!

(Shizuma laughs and she moves before Miyuki throws something at her)

(There aren´t classes today at the three schools, but everyone is organizing and preparing decorations to receive the New Year. There is a lot of activity, except in the classrooms of the sixth grade students because today they are getting information to enrol to national and international universities)

Shizuma: mmm.. to which university I should go? (thinks loudly. Miyuki hears and answer)

Miyuki: are you going to study? With all the money you have you could by a cruise ship and travel around the world

Shizuma: and are you willing to come with me? (giving her a naughty look)

Miyuki: (blushes and turns away) mmm..

Shizuma: come on Miyuki! You look nice in Bikini (naughty)

Miyuki: (giving her back and blushing) ah don´t mess with me Shizuma!

(Shizuma laughs)

(At Miatre´s fourth year class room, Tamao is writing something in her notebook looking very focus)

Nagisa: Good morning Tamao chan!

Tamao: ah! Good morning Nagisa (looks at her and continues writing)

Nagisa: what are you writing?

Tamao: nothing (grabs her notebook) good! Let´s prepare the posters for tomorrow! (stands up and goes away from Nagisa)

Nagisa: (thinking) eh? (she stares at Tamao and sees that she goes with the other classmates to work and leaves her alone)

(the day goes calmly, everyone in working in different rooms on the decorations from New Year. The snow stopped outside, just the cold breeze remains. From the far, one can listen the fast step of Star Bride in the training area. Hikari approaches and Amane sees her, turning with Star Bride to get near her)

Hikari: you haven´t eat anything Amane

Amane: yes, I'm sorry Hikari. I´ve been training

Hikari: I know, that´s why I brought some food

Amane: ah! Thanks, can you stay with me for a while?

Hikari: of course my love

(Amane gets Star Bride to the stable and goes with Hikari)

Amane: Hikari..

Hikari: what´s the matter?

Amane: the thing is.. ah! I'm still ashamed to say this.. I don´t know why

Hikari: tell me

Amane: since this morning... I´ve wanted so much... to kiss you

Hikari: (blushing) aah.. me too...

(Eventhough they are girlfriends, Amane is still shy with Hikari. Gently she takes her face and caresses it giving her a tender kiss. Hikari takes her hand and stares at her eyes to kiss Amane)
...
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(At the sixth grade Miatre´s students' class room, everyone has their Universities´ enrolment forms. Everyone talk anxiously about all the different degrees that they offer and where do they want to go as soon as they finish their studies. Shizuma is in her place and sees them in silence)

Miyuki: (looking at Shizuma)... ready. What is the matter Shizuma? You haven´t fill out anything..

Shizuma: I know..

Miyuki: were you not excited to attend the university?

Shizuma: that´s right

Miyuki: mmm... well I'm done, I will hand them in

Shizuma: are you going to college?

Miyuki: yes, why?

Shizuma: and if your future husband doesn´t let you?

Miyuki: what are you talking about! (blushing)...no..no..I don´t know what are you talking about

Shizuma: Miyuki, so you have forgotten what you are going to do as soon as you graduate from Miatre?

Miyuki: (lowers her face) ..no (says in a lower voice).. I do remember..

(Shizuma stares at Miyuki and sees that she is about to cry. Shizuma stands up, takes Miyuki´s forms and hands them in)

Teacher: Shizuma, have you filled out yours?

Shizuma: in a moment teacher

(Shizuma returns fast to her seat and sees that Miyuki is covering her face. Shizuma sits down in her chair. Takes a pencil and fills the forms fast and hand them in)

Shizuma: teacher, if you will allow us, Miyuki and I have to leave the room

Teacher: go ahead Shizuma

Shizuma: thank you

(Shizuma goes back with Miyuki and notice that she´s crying while she covers her face, Shizuma puts her hand in Miyuki´s shoulder very gently and asks her to leave the room and both walk through the hallway)

Shizuma: I'm sorry Miyuki..

Miyuki: no.. that´s fine.. don´t worry

Shizuma: I shouldn´t say that, I'm sorry I mean it

Miyuki: (turning her back to clean her tears)..everything is alright...I have to accept my reality..

Shizuma: Miyuki...

Miyuki: what´s the matter?

Shizuma: ...I don´t want you to get married..

Miyuki: (turns surprised still with tears) WHAT! Why you say that?

Shizuma: just look how you are every time you listen to the word marriage. I don´t want to see you like this for the rest of your life

Miyuki: but I..

Shizuma: I don´t want you to do something that will make you unhappy forever.

Miyuki: but even if I don´t want to, I have to do it

Shizuma: why?? Because your parents say so?? So they can associate their companies! Just for that?

Miyuki: I guess (looks down sad)

Shizuma: I don´t want to see you like this ever..(takes Miyuki´s hand).. don´t get married if you don't want to...

Miyuki: (looks to Shizuma´s eyes and blushes)... but Shizuma..

Shizuma: you promised that you are going to be with me always no?

Miyuki: yeah but..

Shizuma: (takes her head gently)...you deserve the best Miyuki...

(In that moment Tamao walks by from the opposite hallway and sees that scene. She stays in silence looking at them)

Tamao: (thinking) ..again with your games Shizuma!..

(Tamao keeps her walk seriously until she gets to the cooking club where she finds Tsubomi at the door)

Tsubomi: Good afternoon Tamao san! Do you want to try some of our cookies?

(Tamao turns and sees her with anger and enters to the cooking club)

Tsubomi: (worried) eeeh! Did I say something wrong!

(Inside Remon, Kagome, Chiyo, Tsubomi and Yaya are making cookies for New Year)

Yaya: what´s the matter Tamao chan, what´s that serious face for?

Tamao: (very angry)...I hate Shizuma..(looking down)

Everybody: whaaaaat!

Yaya: what happened? Why you say so?

Tamao: I'm so tired of her...(closing her eyes)

(Yaya makes a quick gesture to Chiyo to close the door. Chiyo runs and close it)

Yaya: ok Tamao chan.. something must happened no?

Tamao: I don´t want to see Nagisa suffering because of her again (with her eyes closed acting seriously)

Everybody: whaat!

(At that moment, Shizuma and Miyuki were walking nearby the cooking club. When Tamao raises her voice, Shizuma heard the comment about Nagisa)

Shizuma: wait a second Miyuki (standing next to the club´s door)

Miyuki: what´s happening? (Shizuma points with her hand to be quiet)

Yaya: but Nagisa is happy with Shizuma sama, why you say that?

Tamao: I know Shizuma will hurt her again..

(When she finished that sentence, the door opens abruptly and Shizuma enters very serious and stares at Tamao. Everybody became afraid when they saw Shizuma)

Shizuma: Nagisa´s best friend saying something like that...

Tamao: (turns seriously to Shizuma) I just say the truth

Yaya: I think is best to get out of here (saying to the other girls. Everybody start to leave to skip that discussion)

Shizuma: what´s the matter Tamao san? So you can dare to speak like that (looking at her serious)

Tamao: I DON´T want you to hurt Nagisa again, she already suffered a lot because of you (calmed, but serious)

Shizuma: and why you say I'm going to hurt her? (looking at her surprised)

Tamao: you are Hanazono Shizuma! Astraea´s Queen! The one who has broke a thousand hearts here and in all the other schools! How are you not going to hurt Nagisa?

Shizuma: WHAT? (surprised) ...the way you talk surprises me

Tamao: or what can you tell me about Miyuki? You also hurt her don´t you? (she keeps starring and talking with calm)

(Outside Miyuki listens surprised, she remains still and keeps listening)

Shizuma: what did you say? (freaked out from the discussion)

Tamao: I don´t even want to think what are you going to do when you graduate and leave! Nagisa will not be near you and you will be there with another girl, or I'm saying something wrong? (looking at her angrily)

Shizuma: why you think I'm going to cheat on Nagisa? I love Nagisa (giving a sincere look)

Tamao: of course, the way you loved other girls at school no?

Shizuma: I'm not going to keep this conversation with you, I don´t know where are you going with this...(mad)

Tamao: I wouldn´t be surprised to know that you may have cheated on Kaori..

(Shizuma didn´t think twice when she slapped Tamao in the face)

Shizuma: I won´t let you talk like that...I never cheated on Kaori..

(Shizuma turns to leave the club)

Shizuma: I will never leave Nagisa, for anyhitng and anybody...did you hear me?

(Shizuma goes out disgusted. Outside Miyuki looks at her totally baffled. Tamao remains alone in the club looking down and begins to cry)

Tamao: (whispering) I'm stupid...so stupid...

(Shizuma walks angrily to the main door and goes out. She closes her eyes to feel fresh air. 
Miyuki approaches from the back)

Miyuki: Tamao is very hurt

Shizuma:...am I the one to blame?..did I hurt again someone close to me?

Miyuki: no! Is not your fault, this is how it is. It was destiny that made you to find Nagisa

Shizuma: ..she exploited like that because she loves Nagisa so much.. Tamao is a peaceful person..

Miyuki: I think so..

Shizuma: I'm going to my room..

(Shizuma walks to Ishigo sha with Tamao´s angry face in her mind. She can´t believe her reaction and all the things she said)

Shizuma: (thinking while lowering her head) it´s true..I´ve hurt many girls here.. but never Kaori! And even more Nagisa...I´ll never hurt her, I love her so much...

(Yaya and the other girls see Chikaru in the hallway and tell her what happened)

Chikaru: whaaat! Where is Tamao now?

Yaya: she might be at the cooking club, we thought that it was better not to be in her discussion

(Chikaru runs towards the cooking club. Everyone look surprised and talk about that event)

Yaya: I never thought that Tamao was going to react like that.. and even less speak with Shizuma in that way

Tsubomi: I didn´t know Tamao loved Nagisa that much..

Yaya: (sights) sometimes one has to endure the pain and act like nothing happens...there are other times when you can´t take it anymore and happen things like this (lowers her head remembering her problem with Hikari)

Kagome: is this event going to separate us?

Yaya: I hope everything will be solved Kagome

(Chikaru enters fast to the cooking club, she doesn´t see Tamao.. she stars to run and sees her sitting behind the table with her face full of tears. She sits by her side and hugs her)

Tamao: (crying hard) why I did this?... why!

Chikaru: sometimes the heart cannot keep carrying things and needs to take out all that pain..

Tamao: but I said terrible things...now Nagisa will hate me..I´m so stupid..

Chikaru: don´t say that.. you´re a wonderful and sincere person..

Tamao: so you say, it is fine everything I said to her?

Chikaru: I don´t know what you told her, but you expressed yourself and that´s what your heart needed

Tamao: Chikaru...(sobbing)

Chikaru: tell me

Tamao: can you embrace me?

Chikaru: of course

(The night arrived in Astraea, the cooking club gets darker. Chikaru gives a warm embrace to Tamao, who can´t stop crying)
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(Shizuma is at her room in the dark looking at the window. Tamao´s words are stuck in her head)

Shizuma: (thinking)..after all Tamao is right in some things..

(at that moment, someone knocks her door)

Shizuma: come on in

(Miyuki enters to Shizuma´s room)

Miyuki:..she made you think a lot...

Shizuma: ...you know some things are true

Miyuki: but you are not going to hurt Nagisa

Shizuma: of course I'm not..I´ve changed

Miyuki: then what is bothering you?

Shizuma: I hurt you...(she keeps looking at the window, giving her back to Miyuki)

Miyuki: (remains in silence) ..forget that.. you just have to focus on your future with Nagisa, that´s the important thing here. You know I will always be there for you and support you

Shizuma: (looks at the horizon surprised by Miyuki sincere words and turns) you know how much I love her?

Miyuki: too much... I know you will make her happy for the rest of her life

Shizuma: ...you´re incredible..

Miyuki: is just matter of seeing you to know how much have you changed and how much you love her. So forget what she told you

Shizuma:... I'm sorry for everything Miyuki..(lowers her face and speaks sincerely)

Miyuki: don´t worry. You also had forgiven me...

Shizuma: me? About what?

Miyuki: you don´t remember?

Shizuma: remind me

Miyuki: (smiles) another day we will talk about that.. what a bad memory you have

Shizuma: don´t tell me that..

(someone knocks the door)

Shizuma: come on in

Nagisa: good night...Miyuki san

Miyuki: good night Nagisa chan..I was just leaving. Rest well (she bows and leaves the room)

Shizuma: good night my Nagisa (she looks at her wandering if she will ask something about Tamao)

Nagisa: aaah! I'm so tired! (throwing herself to Shizuma´s bed)

Shizuma: (thinking) it seems she doesn´t know anything...

(Only a small ray of light from the moon enters through the window to the dark room, light which shines in Shizuma´s green eyes)

Nagisa: what are we going to do tomorrow? (looking at her from the bed)

Shizuma: make love? (giving a naughty look)

(Shizuma sits on the bed next to Nagisa)

Nagisa: aaaah Shizuma! (blush) I was asking you because of New Year´s party

Shizuma: that´s so...well the same don´t we?

Nagisa: (blushes, smiles and turns towards the wall) ah Shizuma, if this is only about you, we would be all day long doing that no?

Shizuma: (smiles) you want to see the fireworks with the girls don´t you?

Nagisa: yeees! (turning back to Shizuma) it´ll be fun to spend New Year all together!

(Miyuki is at the front room, staying by her door with her eyes closed)

Miyuki: (thinking) am I going to be happy one day?...I really want to..( lowering her head)

(Nagisa hugs Shizuma from the back and puts her head on Shizuma´s neck)

Shizuma: stay with me tonight...

Nagisa: (sights)..of course my Etoile..

Shizuma: Nagisa...

Nagisa: what´s the matter Shizuma? (without moving her head from Shizuma´s neck)

Shizuma: I love you..

(Nagisa raises her head a bit to say something near Shizuma´s ear)

Nagisa: I love you Shizuma.. you don´t know how much I do..

(Shizuma turns to kiss Nagisa)
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(at the cooking club)

Chikaru: are you feeling better Tamao? (holding her in her arms, looking at her tenderly)

Tamao: (looking up gently to Chikaru) ..yes..

Chikaru: is getting late Tamao... we might get out of Ishigo Sha..

Tamao: is better.. I didn´t want to go back.. but you stayed here because of me, it´s my fault 

(looking down)

Chikaru: is not a problem.. I´ll be glad to stay by your side..

Tamao: I just caused troubles..I´ve told bad things to Shizuma and leave you outside of Ishigo Sha

Chikaru: don´t say that. You always can count on me

Tamao: why are you so kind? (looking at her still with tears in her eyes)

Chikaru: (gently cleans her tears with her hand) how I can´t be kind with a girl like you..

Tamao: I don´t know what you mean..(looking down and to the side)

Chikaru: (touches gently her Tamao´s face) ..I know how you feel about Nagisa... that´s why you reacted against Shizuma..

Tamao: no!..is just that.. (not knowing what to say, keeping her face down)

Chikari: doesn´t matter... I´ve see you from the far since a very long time...

Tamao: eh? (looking curiously)

Chikaru: yes.. you´re something special.. I don´t mind to wait..

Tamao: what are you saying Chikaru? (impressed)

Chikaru: that´s right..(looking at ther tenderly).. I will wait whatever is necessary...

Tamao: what are you talking about! (surprised)

Chikaru: I will fight for you Tamao...

Tamao: eh!

Chikaru: I know you´re suffering from Nagisa´s unrequited love..but believe me, I am willing to fight for you and win your heart..

(Tamao stares surprised at Chikaru´s eyes, the moonlight enters from the window and Tamao´s tears dry up slowly...only the sound of sincere hearts beating in the dark remained that night)



To be continued...