Disclaimer: I don’t own any of the characters. I just borrowed them from their rightful owners for the sake of having some fun writing and reading. This is my first attempt in writing a fan fiction. I’ve never written anything like this before and I am relatively new in this fandom. So, there is a good chance that the people involved may be a bit out of character. Thinking that it is set in an alternate universe where one of the girls was not an idol, the Iwate Incidents had never happened, and LINE had not yet been a popular way of communication may help. Regarding ratings, I’ve never written anything that can be rated more than PG-13. However, the story does portray a same-sex attraction between girls. So, if you’re not comfortable or not allowed to access such thing wherever you are, please do feel free to stop reading here. Reader discretion advised.
THEATER BLUES: An AKB48’s YuiParu Fanfic
by Arch DeNight
Chapter 8—An Errand
Yuihan was just about to go home when Kayano Shinobu, the group’s main stylist, called her name. She was half running towards Yuihan. She looked kind of panicked.
“Ah, Shinobu-san. Are you okay”
“I am really really reaaaally sorry! I know that it’s Christmas Eve and we did say that the regular staff may leave early. But, I really really reaaaaally need your help.”
“Ah, sure. What can I do for you?”
“I just got a call from Takamina. The wardrobe is missing a costume needed for the solo performance on tonight’s live Christmas program. Someone must have made a mistake because it turns out that the costume is still here,” Kayano Shinobu tried to explain while catching her breath.
“Yeah. Could you please, please, pleaseeeee deliver the costume to NTV for me? Everyone else had gone home and the ones staying here were still busy preparing for the next performances.”
“Ah, sure. But, I wonder if I’d be able to make it in time for the performance?”
“Yes! We still have an hour until the solo performance started. You’ll make it if you rush there now. Here, you can use the scooter at the parking area, and here is the costume. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I owe you one!”
Yuihan took the key and the dress and rushed to the parking area. She tried really hard to avoid the traffic and rushed to the TV station without breaking any traffic law. She made it just 15 minutes before the performance started.
“Yuihaaaan! Thank youuuuu!” Takahashi Minami gave her a quick hug and proceeded to change into the costume.
Yuihan was really tired. She was sweating all over and her heart was beating like crazy. It was good that she could really make it in time for the solo performance.
She was just about to make her way out of the dressing room when she caught the eyes of a beautiful girl. Shimazaki Haruka was looking at her. She looked really stunning in a white dress, just done with her group performance. Yuihan did not know why, but she felt like Paruru was avoiding her lately. She never approached her at the theater anymore. When they caught each other eyes, Paruru never smiled at her anymore. She would just turn her eyes away almost immediately. So, when she caught her eyes at the dressing room that night, Yuihan just smiled and bowed a little then made her way out.
- -san: a honorific used by the Japanese; can be considered equal to “Mr.”, “Mrs.”, or “Miss”
- -han: a honorific used by the Japanese, especially in Kansai region; equal to -san in Kanto region
- Hai: Yes, all right