There she was, fidgeting her fingers in nervousness, as she looked at the two males kneeling down at her. And as she was about to open her mouth to speak, they simultaneously cut her off.
“Will you be mine?”
“Yes, sir! I’ll do my best!” the girl bowed, putting her long lavender hair with white highlights in a slight mess.
“You may go now,” the president of the Tsukino Productions said, dismissing the young girl, as she went out of the president’s office and jumped in celebration.
“Yes! Hinokawa Yui got the job!” she celebrated, raising her fists in the air.
“Mm? If it isn’t Hinokawa-san,” she turned from where she heard the voice to see the white-haired Procella leader.
“Shimotsuki-san! Good afternoon!” she greeted as she bowed down.
“You look so happy. What happened?”
“Haha, I was just kidding. I know thay you’ve been assigned as the leader in the production team for the Full Moon Festival. Congratulations!” he answered, leaving the girl in front of him, shocked.
“How did you know?”
“Hajime, the director and I were talkong about it. Well, good luck!” Shimotsuki Shun told her as he waved walking away, his figure disappearing.
Feeling ecstatic, Hinokawa Yui, the current leader for the Production Team of the Full Moon Festival, happily walked back to her office to pick up some papers before going to the arena where the Full Moon Festival will be held.
“Ow–” as she was about to fall, she felt two hands supporting her arms.
“Are you okay?” she flinched as she heard a deep familiar voice.
“I-I’m okay, Mutsuki-san!” she stuttered as she stood up straight with the help of Gravi’s leader.
“Be careful next time,” she only nodded in response as Mutsuki Hajime, started to walk away. “Congratulations on the job, by the way,” he added making the girl blush from the greeting.
“Cheers to Hinokawa-san!” a bubbly voice beamed as they all toasted, as the sound of their glasses colliding, echoed throughout the room.
“Like I said, Kakeru, you don’t need to celebrate! And neither should any of you!” Yui said as she pinched the blond boy’s ears and looked at Koi, Rui, Iku, You, Yoru, Arata and Aoi.
“It’s fine, it’s fine, Hinokawa-san! You’ve always been there for us ever since both Gravi and Procella started. So, this celebration for your assignment at the Full Moon Festival is okay!” Aoi said reassuringly, as the female just sighed in exasperation.
“Besides, it’s not as if we’re drinking alcohol. This is juice!” You yelled as he drank from his glass.
“He’s secretly wishing there would be a legit alcoholic drink here, though,” Yoru commented making the rest of the group giggle.
“Well, if you say so,” Yui said as she drank from her glass, then coughed afterwards. “I thought you said no alcohol?!” the lavender-haired girl screamed in shock.
“Ah, sorry we’re late,” they all turned to see Kai and Haru, removing their shoes to join the party.
“And sorry, because I told them to make you drink, Yui,” Kai said as he sat down besides her.
“You should be thankful, Yui-san. You is itching to drink alcohol,” Koi told her.
“But he has to make an appearance for a live show tomorrow morning,” she continued as she drank.
“She complained when she drank alcohol, but she’s enjoying it now,” Iku remarked as he poured more juice to his bottle.
“Where’s Shun?” Rui asked.
“Also, Hajime-san is not here,” Arata added.
“Shun has an interview,” Kai answered Rui.
“Hajime has a shooting for a new advertisement,” Haru replied.
“Don’t mind them, let’s get this party started!” You cheered.
“It already started though,” Aoi commented.
“Ugh,” the production leader groaned as she tried to shift to her side but for some reason, she couldn’t.
Yui tried once more to face her right, but she felt arms over her. waist stopping her. Feeling defeated, she just sighed and let it go.
Wait, she thought. Wasn’t I drinking with Kai and Haru?
As she opened her eyes, her vision was attracted by white hair to her left and purple hair to her right.
“Shimotsuki-san?! Mutsuki-san?!” she screamed as she immediately covered her mouth, realizing they were still asleep. She observed the two males to see Hajime facing the edge of the bed as Shun was apparently hugging the girl’s waist.
“Shh, I’m sleeping,” Shun softly said, sending chills to Yui’s back. Due to the commotion, Hajime started to move. Scared of waking up the Gravi leader, Yui softly rubbed Hajime’s hair as he seemed to have calmed down.
“Oh my goodness, what am I going to do?” she told herself as she leaned her head on her hands.
As she was thinking on what to do, she saw Hajime stood up and the edge of her eyes.
“Hinokawa-san, what are you doing here?” he asked her as he stood up, where the purple-eyed girl stood up, following him.
“I’m sorry Mutsuki-san! Even I don’t know what’s going on!” she apologized, bowing down.
“It must’ve been Shun’s doing, then,” Hajime concluded as he gave a glare to the white-haired idol.
“I’m really sorry,” she apologized once more.
“It’s alright. Sit down for a while, I’m just gonna go change my shirt and let’s eat breakfast.”
“Okay,” was her only reply as she sat down on the edge of the bed, looking at her hands to not see the bare torso of the purple-haired leader.
“Come on, Hinokawa-san. Look up. Hajime has really good back muscles, you know?” she winced when she heard a very bewitching voice on her right ear.
“I’m done. Let’s go–Ah, Shun, you’re awake,” Hajime stated as he blandly looked over the both of them.
“To be awoken with the sight of beautiful lavender locks and amazing back muscles, is truly a blessing for me,” he stated as he leaned his hands on the bed besides Yui.
“Stop the nonsense. Let’s go,” Hajime declared leaving the two with no choice, but to follow him. As they arrived in the kitchen, the rest of the members of both idol groups were present.
Were the reactions they got from them.
“G-good morning!” Yui greeted as she bowed down, feeling the awkwardness as 10 pairs of eyes were on him.
“Now, now, everyone. Stop staring at her. She’s getting embarrassed,” Shun said, defending the girl as he held her shoulders.
“Anyway, come eat breakfast, Shun-san, Hajime-san, Yui-san,” Yoru invited them as they all sat down.
“Yui-san, would you like to sit on my lap?” You jokingly asked as he received an immediate smack in the head from Kai.
“Sit here, Yui,” Haru ushered the girl at the edge of the table, setting in between Shun and Hajime.
“Hmmm? Mm,” they heard mumbling from the other end to see the blond idol framing his hands into two L’s enclosing the three at the other edge within his hands. “This love triangle is not bad,” Kakeru concluded with a triumphant face.
“Eh? Who are you talking about?” Yui questioned as she turned her head to left and right.
“I an amazed by how dense, Yui-san is, sometimes. Of course I’m talking about Hajime-san, you and Shun-san!” Kakeru whined as he went back to his seat.
“Kakeru, we’re in the table. Use your etiquette,” the said boy immediately behaved when he heard their leader’s voice.
“Don’t be such a killjoy, Hajime. Kakeru is young, let him have fun!” the White Demon King ended with a loud chuckle as he started to eat the breakfast prepared by Yoru and Aoi.
“Mm! This is delicious!” the production leader exclaimed as she took a bite from her food.
“Thank you!” both of the cooks from each group thanked.
“Next time, could you cook for us, Hinokawa-san?” Shun jokingly told as Yui just coughed in response.
“Yeah! Yui-san’s cooking is the best!” Koi praised, raising his utensils.
“Eh? You cook? I never tried it before,” You commented.
“I-it’s not that amazing–”
“She made a really delicious cake without flour,” Rui added, touching his chin as he thought.
“What?! No flour?! That’s shocking,” Arata said with his straight face unchanged.
“So she should, right?”
Hinokawa Yui’s PoV
Many weeks have passed and the Full Moon Festival is having a big progress. The joint song is finished, their dances are polished, everything is perfect!
“Ah! Ah, it’s you, Haru. What is it?” I asked the male in glasses as he approached me with piles of paper in hand.
“Why were you so surprised?”
“N-nothing. I was just shocked,” I replied to him as he took s seat besides me.
“I was here with instructions for you for the Full Moon Festival but, you seem like you need help. What happened?”
“Umm,” I trailed off, not knowing what to say, and whether I should say it or not.
“Come on, Yui. We’ve been together in this busoness for so long already. Tell me,” he said in a persuading voice, as I had no choice but to spill.
I was at the event grounds, monitoring how’s the preparation for the event. While I was at the backstage, checking the rooms, I saw a room that was occupied.
“Hello? Is anybody here?” I asked.
“I’m inside. Taking a shower,” was what I heard. This sounds like Hajime.
“Eh? Is that so?” I said as I looked around.
“Hinokawa? Is that you?”
“Yes, it’s me, Mutsuki-san,” I replied. As I was about to tell him that I was about to leave, I saw a crumpled paper on the table.
‘Do you like Yui?
Yes or No’
This sounds like something Shun would do–wait, he answered–
“Hinokawa?” I heard a voice call me as I flinched to see a barely dry Shimotsuki Hajime with only towel around his waist.
“Ah–I’m not supposed to be here! If you’ll excuse me please!” I bowed in apology as I ran out of the door.
~end of flashback~
“So that’s what happened,” Haru commented as he fixed his glasses.
“The thing is, I saw the Yes being encircled, Haru! He likes me! How? When? Where? Why?” I bombarded him with questions.
“Don’t ask me that sort of stuff. Go talk to him yourself.”
“Eh? No. But the thing is–”
“Haru–Eh? Yui?” Kai came in the door.
“Kai!” I wailed like a hungry baby.
“Umm, Yayoi Haru-san? You’re being called to the stage for a Gravi practice,” a staff came in after knocking in.
“See you later. And do what you think is best, Yui!” he yelled before running off.
“So? What’s up with you?” Kai asked me as I just exasperatedly sighed. “Is it about Shun?”
“You sound like a gossip girl, but okay.”
I was running away from that room, to avoid more interactions with Mutsuki-san. My heart can’t take it anymore. And as I was running, I was suddenlt pulled into a small alley that’s hidden throught the hallways, where green pair of orbs welcomed me.
“Hello, my little rabbit,” he teasingly whispered.
“Hello, Shimotsuki-san!” I replied, tense covering my entire body.
“Why were you running?” he questioned as he leaned on the wall, increasing the gap between us in this small alley.
“Uhm–that’s because–I can’t tell you,” I sighed as I looked down.
“Mm,” I only heard him say. Then, I felt his hands lift my cheeks up as he leaned his hands on the wall, trapping me in his arms. “Don’t go to anyone else but me, okay?” I could only nod in response as he let go of me and walked ahead of me.
~end of flashback~
“So that’s why you’re all awkward now and extra self-conscious!” Kai concluded as Haru came in the room.
I told Kai my story with Hajime and Haru about Shun.
“Well, I can’t blame them. Yui is really pretty and dependable, so . . .” Kai started.
“It can’t be helped, right?” Haru continued.
“Anyway, we only have 3 days, until the Full Moon Festival. Forget about those for now, okay?”
“Tsuki no Uta!” they all sang together and danced more. As the song ended their fans screamed hysterically.
“As we end this event, I want to take time to give everyone my gratitude,” Hajime started, slowly calming down the crowd. “Thank you to all of you who came all the way here just to watch our performance,” he bowed as the rest of the members on the stage bowed down as well.
“And of course, we want to give thanks to the people behind the scenes. To the cameramen, to the music coordinators, event managers and staff, thank you!” Shun added.
“But, there’s one more special person.”
“And we would like to call her up to the stage,” and at the edge of the stage I saw Kai and Haru lead the rest of the group to the back stage.
“Please come up, Hinokawa Yui,” they both simultaneously said, as the spotlight turned to me.
“What?!” then, I felt two hands push my back where I saw Haru and Kai smirking at me.
“Hinokawa, thank you. For being there from the start and never leaving Gravi even though we’ve caused you a lot of trouble,” Mustuki-san stated as he held my right hand.
“Yui, even though I tease you a lot, and bully you a lot, you put up with my randomness, and stayed patient. Thank you, for everything,” Shimotsuki-san held my left hand tightly.
“Shun and I have talked about this,” the Gravi leader started.
“And we decided to leave everything to you,” the white-haired man continued.
I fidgeted my hands in nervouseness as both of them kneeled in front of me, as they simultaneously ask;
“Will you be mine?”