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
A couple of weeks passed and Paruru did not see Yuihan at all. She thought, it might actually be a good thing. On one hand, she honestly wanted to see the older girl again. But, after their last encounter, she did not know how she would be able to show her face in front of Yuihan.
“Argh… why did I do that…? It really was embarrassing,” Paruru muttered under her breath.
“Why did you do what?” Shimada asked, her chopsticks were half way to her mouth.
The filming session for the day had just ended. Now, they were having lunch with the other 9th generation members at the location before continuing with their working schedules.
“Nothing,” said Paruru.
They continued eating their lunch while chatting among each other.
“By the way, Paruru,” said Oba Mina all of a sudden, “Have you seen Yokoyama lately?”
There was a strong heartbeat in her chest upon hearing the older girl’s name.
“I’ve just found the CD I wanted to lend her before Christmas. But, now I could not find her and give it to her.”
“Isn’t she at the theater? She’s probably just really busy with work lately. You could just leave it there and ask one of the staff to give it to her later,” said Shimada.
“I don’t think she’s at the theater,” said Nagao Mariya, “I went to the theater a few times this week and stayed for hours for practice. But, I didn’t see her at all. Right, Paru?”
“Probably she’s taking a break from work?” Miyu chimed in, “She was working really hard all this long. She’s probably just taking some days off to get some rest or something. She deserved it after all.”
“She has probably quit, though,” said Yamauchi Suzuran.
“Eeeeeeh??? USOOOOO…!!!” the other girls immediately reacted.
“It’s true. I think, I heard some people at the theater talking about it a few days ago,” said Suzuran.
She looked around. When she spotted Kawaei Rina who was eating with Kimoto Kanon in the corner, she called out.
“Isn’t it true, Kawaei?”
Hearing her name being called, the girl looked up, “Um?”
“Didn’t Yokoyama quit her work at the theater?”
“Eeeeeeh? Why?” asked Shimada.
“There’s a change in her father’s condition. So, she went back to Kyoto.”
“Hai. Her father was ill. He has been hospitalized in Kyoto since last year. Her mother and her sister had to work to make ends meet. Yuihan wanted to help as well, so she took a break from college and started working. Since I knew that she likes the theater very much, I let her know when the theater was looking for more staff. Now that her father’s condition changed, she quits the job and went back to Kyoto.”
“Is that so… Will she ever come back to theater?” asked Miyu.
“I don’t know. I haven’t heard from her again ever since.”
“Ah, sou ka… There’s really nothing we can do about it then, is there?” said Oba Mina.
The girls resumed eating their lunch while talking about other things. Meanwhile, Paruru stayed quiet. Somehow, she felt like she had lost her appetite.
“That woman… She didn’t even say goodbye…,” she muttered under her breath.
- -han: a honorific used by the Japanese, especially in Kansai region; equal to -san in Kanto region
- Hai: Yes, all right
- Uso: Lie, that’s a lie; can also be consider equal to “No way”, “You kidding me”, “Seriously”, etc.
- Sou ka: an expression used to show a realization or understanding; can be considered equal to “I see” or “Is that so”