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
Time flies. It felt like a blink of an eye. But, in reality, a few years had passed. In the grand reshuffle a couple of years back, Yuihan got a kennin position for NMB and AKB. Now, the time for the grand reshuffle had come again. Many members, especially those who experienced the grand reshuffle for the first time, were shocked and torn. Being separated from close friends they made during their time in the old team was never easy. Some members even needed to be taken by the staff to the backstage for hyperventilating and fainting after their names and the change in their positions were announced. Many fans were also upset because of the announced changes. The social media was in chaos. Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, 755, 2Ch, and various online forums were almost down with fans constant updates and comments. Nevertheless, some changes did earn their approvals.
“Since Yuihan’s kennin position was announced two years ago, YuiParu fan base had started to flourish,” said Nakamura Mariko to Shimada, “Now that Yuihan is fully transferred and they end up in the same team, the fan base will surely grow like crazy.”
Shimada Haruka turned her head, looking at the pairing who sat side by side a bit to her left. It was just announced that both of them would be in AKB Team A with Yuihan as the captain. Although they did show genuine empathy to the younger members who were shocked and torn because of the team change, it would be a lie to say that they did not seem happy with their new position. Even more, she could see their joined hands on Yuihan’s lap. They had been holding each other’s hand since the announcement was made. Shimada smiled at the view.
“It’s probably for the best,” she said while turning her head back to the front with the smile still on her face.
- -han: a honorific used by the Japanese, especially in Kansai region; equal to -san in Kanto region
- Kennin: Concurrent position; a position where an idol holds member positions in two different groups and two different teams
- AKB: refers to AKB48, a Japanese idol group produced by Akimoto Yasushi; the real Shimazaki Haruka (Paruru) and Yokoyama Yui (Yuihan) are 9th generation members of this group
- NMB: refers to NMB48, a Japanese idol group; AKB48’s sister group based in Namba, Osaka