The last thing that happened,
before my eyes closed.
Before they opened again,
together in our room,
bare and disheveled.
He had said he would help us.
I gingerly nudged the door open.
She smiled and wrapped herself around me,
as if she had waited too long already.
I caught her.
"What was the last thing you remembered?"
She fumbled for an answer,
tendrils of memories escaped from her clutch.
Confusion clouded her eyes.
She must have noticed the frustration in my voice.
Suddenly her eyes grew wide.
"It was the drink. I was tired and just closed my eyes for a bit."
"Yes, the drink."
She stared hard at me, weighing my words.
"You can't mean..."
I grabbed her hand.
"It was that. Wasn't it?"
"Takashi said your friend gave us some drinks and we passed out."
"Who told them..."
She stopped in her tracks pulling me back.
We were at the door now.
She shook her head.
"Wait, aren't we just making things up now?"
"Are you sure it was that?"
Was I being too impulsive?
How did I know?
I just had a feeling.
It was just a feeling.
"Seiji, we can't just blame someone."
A wave of exasperation from her.
I let go of her hand.
"Maybe you're right..."
But, it was Akira.
If it was him.
If it was him.
"I'm going to ask him."
"I'll go ask him first kay?"
"Don't go..." She pleaded.
"You guys will argue again."
"I'm okay with this, Seiji."
She wrapped her arms around my waist.
"I have no regrets...I'm completely yours now."
I hugged her back.
My thoughts disappearing into her embrace.
She smiled a careful smile.
Half argument, half comfort.
Watching my reaction,
wondering if her touch
had done the trick.
I gave her a reassuring look.
"I'll be back."
She pouted with her candy lips.
Tempting my taste buds.
I swallowed her lips without hesitation,
too accustomed to feeding my desires for her,
fire leaping up from every little movement
between our ravenous, wrestling lips.
"Mmm." She said.
But no matter what she did,
my heart was not satisfied.
"I'll be back." I repeated.
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Secondhand Memories (Pioneer English Cell Phone Novel)Teen Fiction
[Coming-of-age, Romance, Existential, Japan] Seiji and Aoi have been inseparable childhood friends and eventually, high school sweethearts. Believing in naive dreams and love, all seems well until a tragedy separates them with a chasm of frozen time...