"Two orders of mango cheese cake" I called out to Anna, the chief. The kitchen is like a fish market no..a mad chicken market would fit the description better because heck no place is that noisy and what the fudge is wrong with these silly people wearing saint kinda caps and geez! They look busier than the military dudes only I forgot what actually the forces do apart from ...
"Anna!" I called out to her again. I desperately wanted to leave or else this bedlam is going to make me spit peaches!
I faked a smile as I handed over two menu cards to an elderly couple. Gosh! Being a waitress can sure get tiring sometimes and these stupid peeps won't j- As I was bout to sprout some peep words at myself, The corner of my eye made its way to Tomoe. Tall, hardy, brunette strands poking his green eyes, that gorgeous dimple. His site was perfect apart from Miss-descended-of-Snow-fight, helping him with cleaning the corner table. Probably, baking him up in that honeyed voice of hers.
I can't imagine myself doing those soapy lovey stuff with him. Why? It's because he's like those cute boys, you know from the start that you are totally out of their league and in my case, I don't like putting up false hopes. But I'm really glad I met him.
I met him when I was sixteen, during a high school rumble with this squeaky classmate of mine. I can't stand people making fun of me."Aww, Mayonnaise is going to cry" Megumi squealed playing with those sausage like hair of hers. "Did you hear that people?" She continued squinting her eyes. "Mayumi Hana, Failed again" and with that everyone started laughing. "Yeah Megaton! Just like your father's condom" I said in a brittle voice. She stood their staring blankly at me then it hit her and then Megaton threw her hand back to slap me, only it landed on someone else's face. And that dude was my precious Tomoe. He did shut her up.
Later I met him while on my way home, he was dressed in black jeans with his red shirt tucked in and with a white apron on top."You work here?" I asked glancing at the sigh board outside an overwhelming red painted two-story building, Olé hearts, it said."My uncle owns it," He replied in a low voice. Then it hit me.
My family is poor. And lets say they are not please with me due to my bad grades.
"If you don't make it to Minna University." My dad said sternly."We'll marry you off to Takashi-san!". Well! Fine, if they want to get rid of me that desperately, I'll work even more hard and ace to university and then bug them for more years.
"Hey!" I slipped back in reality as I stared at Tomoe's cute face. "Your icecream is going to melt". The coldness of the cup along with us sitting silently under the moonlight brought me to my senses. Hurriedly I rewind back everything that had happened today. Rumble with parents, late night shift, Tomoe walking me home and us having Boston Robins, ice-creams' while sitting on a bench near the fallen old rusted bridge.
"hmm..?" He hummed finishing his vanilla ice cream. I fidgeted a little."D-Do yo-u-u l-like s-someone?" I managed to ask nervously. He eyed me before nodding. Then he spoke and then I ran.
I didn't want to hear about that beautiful girl he spoke about. This is so unfair, why can't I be born a cuter girl? Why can't I have coloured eyes and light hair unlike my black package and hair that only reach till the nape of my neck. Why can't I be fair skinned? I cursed and cried as I ran as fast as I could. I trip and someone caught hold of me. If this was a shoujo manga*, Tomoe would have ran after me and held me in his arms. Please it would be him. Hours later after thanking that old man who helped me, I lay on my bed thinking about how Tomoe described his precious and me asking that regretful question.
"Could it be me?" His laugh was enough to answer it.
It was expected. "Yes, It was expected" I murmured bitterly to myself as I made my way out from the crowded pack of students trying to find their names on the list outside my desired university.
Yelloooow guys ♪(^∇^*).
I finally completed the first one-shot of this series. If you guys like it then I'll write the second one too. (*^▽^*)
Lemme know in the comments how you find it! (★^O^★)
Shoujo Manga is a Japanese comic book genre for girls. It's all about love, relationships and its odds and ends (One of my fave).
Cover credit: Meeeee.