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 16—On the Train
Yamamoto Sayaka’s voice made Yuihan turned her gaze away from her book. They were sitting next to each other on the train back to Osaka that night. They still have a stage performance the next day after all.
“Are you alright?”
“Eh? Yes. Why are you asking?”
“Did you have a fight with Paruru-san?”
Yuihan did not immediately respond. She knew that Sayanee and probably some other members did notice her exchange with Shimazaki Haruka that day. There was no point in lying by saying that nothing really happened. They had eyes after all.
“It’s not really a fight…,” she tried to find the right words to explain it.
“Ano…,” Sayanee interrupted, “I know that it’s not really my business. But, whatever it is between you and Paruru-san, I think it will be better to settle things down as soon as possible. Apologize to her properly if you need to. Even though we are in different groups, she is still our sempai after all. Besides, we’ll be doing a lot more work together in Tokyo later on. It will be inconvenient for both of you if you’re still in this state of disagreement.”
“Sorry. I hope I didn’t say too much and end up making you feel uncomfortable.”
“Ah, no. It’s okay. I really appreciate your thoughts.”
They talked a bit more before each of them went back to their own world. Sayanee then put her headset on and, a few minutes later, she was already asleep. Yuihan tried to go back to her reading, but she quickly lost her focus. She was unable to concentrate on the story at all. She kept on remembering Paruru’s hurtful gaze.
She looked to the window and was greeted by the darkness. Her face was reflected on the dark glass. She seemed troubled. No wonder Sayanee asked if she was okay. When was the last time she felt that bad?
“I really should settle this as soon as possible, shouldn’t I…?” she mumbled to herself quietly.
- -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
- Ano/Ne: can have many different meaning, but in this context refer to something equal to “Well..” or “You know…”; used to start a rather delicate conversation
- Sempai: Senior; in this context, refers to someone who joined the idol group or the entertainment industry in general, before the speaker
- Hai: Yes, all right