It was on a bright Monday morning. Almost everybody was prepared to start their day. It was a regular thing for people in Japan to wake up early because the sun rises early but somehow inside a room, it took her quite some time for her to even open her eyes. She grumbled, “Ugh… Okay, Wani… You got to wake up. You got to wake up…” she said alone but instead of pushing the blanket away, she pulled it back up to cover her body.
It was 8.10 AM. The day was going on like it usually does. Wani rushed her way towards the main office inside the building that she has to go for her first day of practical as a secretary. Even though it was her last year to be there, she still have trouble to wake up early. She furrowed her face, “Oh, I really hope that I’m not late!!” she said. She and some of her fellow friends were assigned to that company. She surely hopes that she would be there earlier than anybody else. After a while, she stopped right in front of the main office. She inhaled a deep breath before she knocks on the door but unexpectedly, somebody walked out from the room.
He turned around and bowed down to the manager behind him. “Yes, sir. I’d go to the department and report myself there right now,” he said to Mr. Fujii before he turned around and walked away from there. Somehow, their eyes met for a short time. He gave her a smile before he walked away from there. She was shocked to see him there. ‘Sou Matsushima?’ she remembered his name in her heart. She grumbled in her heart. He is one of the best student from her University and she is the only transferred student from Malaysia.! Looking at him suited up well, she wondered if she could manage to get the position at the company. She sighed. She heard Mr. Fujii called her name from behind her back, “Wani chan,” he said. She was startled before she turned around and bowed down to him. “Sir,” she said. He called her inside his office and she followed him from behind his back. She tried to be confident but she doubted to win against Matsu at the match. She gripped her fist tight and sighed slightly. ‘Oh, just go for it,’ she said before she gets inside the room and closed to door.
During the lunch hour, after the time had passed as the day continues, how she was relieved that she manage to do some of her job properly on her first day there. She was surprised to be put in at the same department as Matsu. The two of them barely talked to each other, but every time they met, he couldn’t stop but gave her a smile. She groaned and sealed her eyes shut for a while. She was left there alone at the cafeteria. She grabbed on the glass of her orange juice before she took a sip of it but her thought continue to play around in her mind. ‘And I wonder why was he being so nice to me…’ she wondered. She ate the curry rice she bought a moment ago. She knew that Sou is younger than her but why does she felt awkward when he stood so close to her. The image of him smiling to her kept on reappearing in her thought. How some part of her wanted to fade away and never return but how some part of her just wanted to stay. She sighed and continues to eat her lunch before unexpectedly, somebody stood right beside her. “Hey, Wani chan! Finally! I thought I’d never findd you!” she head a man spoke to her. He smiled to her, “Mind if I join you for lunch?” he asked her. She fell silent for a moment before she turned her gaze to see who it was that talked to her.
How she was startled to see who that person was. He gave her a friendly smile as their eyes met. She felt her heart stopped for a short time, she blinked her eyes once…
‘Matsushima…’ she said in her heart…
The two of them continue eating their lunch right in front of each other, “ I really hope that everything would be alright for us today,” he said to her. She had a small laughter and looked at him casually. She smiled slightly, “I hope everything would be okay for you,” she said to him. He looked at her awkwardly, “Why just me? Isn’t it supposed to be all of us?” he asked her. She snorted slightly, “Well, aren’t you everybody’s favourite?” she asked. He raised his eyebrow up, when she just smiled to him, “Nee, Matsushima kun?” she said to him. He looked at her sharply before he smiled to her teasingly, “Just call me Sou chan and don’t worry too much. Both of us would do okay,” he said. She nodded her head, “Yeah, right…” she replied. She knew that the two of them doesn’t have anything in common at all. She’s just a regular student when he is one of the precious diamonds in everybody’s heart. She looked at him enjoying his lunch right in front of her face. How he was enjoying himself. The food that she ate was almost finish but why does she felt like she just want to get out from there? She doesn’t want to see him right in front of her anymore but some part of her doesn’t want to go away from there. How she felt her anxious heart triggered when unexpectedly, the sound of somebody’s high heel were She looked at who it was and saw a beautiful lady walked towards their direction. She walked right behind Matsu and touched on his shoulder, “Matsu kun…” she called his name gently. She was gutted for a moment looking at her right there. Matsu turned around and looked at who it was. He cleared his throat slightly, “Reiko chan,” he said.
Reiko snorted slightly when she just sat right beside Matsu and joined in for lunch with the two of them. He smiled to her slightly, “And I didn’t expect to see you here,” he said to her. Reiko flipped her beautiful long hair. She touched on Matsu’s shoulder as she leaned closer to him so that she could whispered in his ear, “Well, I guess I got to be wherever you are,” he said to her but Wani could hear every single bit of what she said. Wani looked away from them as Reiko sat closer to him. She tried to clear her mind that seemed to be slightly irritated with Reiko suddenly being there. She gritted her teeth against each other, ‘Well then I guess it would be a pleasant day indeed for you,’ she said to Reiko. She smiled to Wani slightly before she gently caresses at the side of his face. Matsu smiled slightly to Reiko as Wani looked away from the two of them, ‘I better finish my lunch before anything else happen in front of my face,’ she said in her heart and continue to eat her food.
After sometime, she finally finished eating her lunch. She put the fork and spoon she used earlier down on the plate in front of her before she looked at the two of them, “Well, I’m done with my lunch. I think I should get going because I still have something that I haven’t finish doing yet in the office,” she said to them. He looked at her direction as he felt Reiko suddenly touched him behind his back, “But…” he said to her, but she just gave him a smile, “Well, I with the two of you good luck for today!” she said to them. She stood up and turned around, but somehow without her noticing anything, she accidently hit against somebody unexpectedly.
How she was gutted when he shoulder hit against somebody that walked right behind her back. He stopped walking right beside her. He turned his gaze towards her and looked at her sarcastically. Matsu was shocked as he stood up just in case if anything would happen in between the two of them. Wani bowed down to the man that wore a neatly ironed black suit right in front of her, “I’m really sorry!” she said to him. Arrogantly, he looked away from her, “Next time, watch where you’re going,” he said to her sarcastically. His friend walked close to him, “Hey, man. Let’s get out from here! I’m starving!” his friend said to him. He grunted arrogantly before he walked away without turning back anymore. She furrowed her face, “And who the hell do you think you are?” she said irritatingly. Matsu pulled his hand away from Reiko that touched him and walked right beside her. He looked at her, “Are you okay?” he asked her. She didn’t even look at him at the same time she heard Reiko’s heel walked towards Matsu’s direction.
She sighed unpleasantly, “Don’t mind me. I’ll be alright,” she said before she walked away and left both Matsu and Reiko behind. She furrowed her face as she walked away from there. Maybe it was her first day there, and she believe those thing would happen but why would she even bother about it anyway. She groaned, “Just forget about it,” she said to herself as she walked away from there.
From far, how Matsu was clueless with what was going on. How he wanted to go after her but Reiko couldn’t stop holding him close to her. He felt his heart pound slightly as he couldn’t see Wani anymore further away from her. He sighed before he turned around and looked at Reiko right beside him. Reiko gently caressed on his shoulder. She sighed and shakes her head from side to side, “Let just let her go and do her work,” she said to him. He knew he felt nothing at that time; he pulled his hand away from Reiko that couldn’t stop touching him for too long already. He groaned, “Yeah, whatever,” he said to her. He rolled his eyes as he walked away from there and left Reiko behind. She followed him from behind his back pathetically.
After sometime inside the office, everybody was doing their work like they were asked to do earlier. Their behaviour and workmanship were being watched out by each of the staff that were attend to look after them. Maybe they were all meant to have their practical at that company but nobody knows which department or position they were meant to be. The time continues to tick before soon the head of the company would call all of them and tell where they would be place at for the rest of their three months practical at the company.