Chapter Twenty-Four: Kazue’s Good Man:


I do not fall in love easily. I have no use for it. I never have. I vowed that I never will.

Then he came along and ruined everything.

He won’t get out of head. I go out in hopes of seeing him again. I never do this! He’s just a man! He should mean nothing to me! But still…

I gritted my teeth.

No! No! No! No! No! No! There is no way in hell! Uh-uh! Nope! Not happening! But still…

Damn it! At least Hotaru’s not making fun of me. No, she’s tied up with Mike. (Good for me, bad for him.) I don’t need her mouth.

But, I knocked on her door anyway. Come on. Get out here already!

I pretended to act normal when she opened the door. Hotaru blinked at me half-asleep.

“About time!” I shouted. She gave me a strange look.

“Kazue?” she asked. “What’s wrong?” I cleared my throat.

“I need some help,” I mumbled.

“For what?” she asked. My cheeks turned red.

“That idiot,” I said.

“Huh? Oh! Your boyfriend!” Hotaru said. I gritted my teeth.

“He’s not my boyfriend!” I hissed.

“What about him?” Hotaru asked. I tried to think of what I wanted to say. My mouth would not open. Hotaru gave me a cat-like smile.

“What?” I asked. She tried not to laugh.

“You met him again, didn’t you?” Hotaru asked. I sighed and dropped my shoulders.

“Yes,” I grumbled. She giggled at me.

“Don’t!” I shouted. “Just… don’t!”

“Now do you admit it?” she asked. I gave her a funny look.

“Huh?” I asked. I quickly shook my head. “No! Not happening!” Hotaru smiled with a look on her fact. I backed away, shaking my head.

“Don’t do that!” I said.

“Hello?” Hotaru asked. “How long are you going to lie to yourself? Look at your face! You can’t tell me there is no feeling for your boyfriend.”

“He’s not my boyfriend!” I snapped.

“Yeah, yeah,” Hotaru said. “Yet.” I snorted and rolled my eyes.

“Whatever,” I muttered. I walked back to my room.

“That’s right, run away from the truth!” she shouted at me. I flipped her off before disappearing into my room.

What annoys me that she’s not wrong. Damn it. Looks like I have choice now. Damn it! Shit!