Chapter 7:

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EXT. ERIC AND YUUKI'S BALCONY - NIGHTBookmark here

Yuuki decides to join Asami at the balcony. Plus, she's the only conscious person who can provide some company and an explanation.Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

What the hell happened here?Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Oh uh... Alcohol and food coma?? I don't know.Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Makes sense. Are you feeling fine?Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

I didn't drink that much so I'm fine.Bookmark here

They both look out at the view from the balcony. Streets lined with palm trees can be seen below and downtown Los Angeles sparkles in the distance. It is peaceful outside despite the occasional cars.Bookmark here

ASAMI (CONT'D)Bookmark here

You got really lucky with this apartment. This is such a nice view! You can even see downtown from here.Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Yeah it is nice. I seriously thought Eric's listing was a scam, but I'm glad I reached out. I'm on a budget, right now so I seriously didn't think I'd get to live somewhere nice like this during college.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Props to you for reaching out! And is that why you're working at the cafe?Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Yup. It helps pay the bills. By the way, I noticed you multiple times at the cafe.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

WHAT?! MULTIPLE TIMES? Why didn't you say anything??Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

I wasn't 100% sure if it was you! Plus, I'm the one with the name tag, so I'm surprised you didn't notice.Bookmark here

Asami sarcastically pouts with an exaggerated frown.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Gosh, so now you're blaming me for my ignorance, huh.Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

HAHA I'm joking!Bookmark here

They both laugh. It's been almost a decade since they last met, but being together feels comforting as if they never truly separated.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Oh, back at the party a few weeks ago, you were gonna tell me something. I think we were talking about school??Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Right! Yeah I actually just transferred last fall semester, so I've only been living here for about 6 month now.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Oh ok! Where did you transfer from?Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Juilliard.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Juilliard?! Like The Juilliard School in New York?!Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Yup. That Juilliard.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

What made you transfer here? Juilliard sounds like a way better opinion for studying music.Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

I didn't like my major there... My mom wanted me to become a doctor or some shit, but I was already set on majoring in music. My sister ended up following that path and I didn't wanna be like her.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Oh my god Miyuki! How is she doing?Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

I think she's doing fine. She's working towards her graduate degree in Optometry right now.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Wow seriously? That sounds hard.Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Yeah no joke. Anyway, once I was accepted into Juilliard, she finally somewhat opened up to the idea of me studying music.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

That's great!Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

But Concert Piano was the only major she would accept at Juilliard. And her reasoning is that it sounded the most "prestigious"... or whatever the hell that means.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

I remember your mom being super strict, but she was the one that enrolled you in piano lessons, so she should've expected something.Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Right?! Anyways, I ended up transferring here as a Music Composition major, cause I wanted to make films for music. Being in Los Angeles seemed like the most logical move for my career.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

That's so cool! Following your dreams, doing what you're passionate about. You're thriving! I'm happy for you, but why didn't you just switch majors at Juilliard?Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

I felt stuck. I seriously needed to get out of there. I know this is really selfish, but I'm in a better state of mind now... Just not in a good place regarding my relationship with my mom.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Ouch. I bet. But this is your future. Ultimately, it's up to you to decide.Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Yeah... You're right. But it sucks that my mom can't be on the same side as me...Bookmark here

Silence permeates the air.Bookmark here

YUUKI (CONT'D)Bookmark here

On a less depressing note, how are you? You're majoring in art right? I remember you liked to draw a lot back then, so sounds like a good fit for you!Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Oh I'm actually just minoring in art. My major is Psychology.Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Oh. Okay! That still seems interesting.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Ah yeah. But to be completely honest, I would've loved to major in illustration, but that industry just seems too risky for me.Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Makes sense. That's the same for the music industry, so that's the main reason my mom was so against me majoring in music in the first place. But I've seen your work on instagram! I think you'd make a great illustrator!Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Thanks, Yuuki. I guess I'm just a bit anxious about my future. I wish I had more faith in myself so I could pursue my passion like you.Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

It's good that you're thinking about the future. I think I'm living life on a whim a bit too much.Bookmark here

More silence occurs. Again.Bookmark here

ASAMI (CONT'D)Bookmark here

It's cold out here. Let's go inside.Bookmark here

INT. ERIC AND YUUKI'S LIVING ROOM - NIGHTBookmark here

The two of them head back inside and see that Eric and Maya are still asleep.Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Seems like they're still passed out. Maya should probably sober up before leaving, so it's good that she's sleeping. We should be quiet.Bookmark here

A few bottles of flavored soju are open on the table and readily available.Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Want a drink?Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

I'm not the biggest fan of the taste of alcohol, so I'll pass.Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Oh hate it too, but these fruit flavored soju are really good. You should try the peach one.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Ok. Just a sip then.Bookmark here

Yuuki pours her a small drink and they take a shot.Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

How is it?Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Wow this is actually really good. Soju has a pretty high alcohol percentage, right?Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Yup. These are dangerous.Bookmark here

Asami glances about the room as she sinks back in thought. She notices that there's a room with a piano inside.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Is that your room over there?Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Yup. Wanna see?Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Yes! Let me judge your interior designing skills.Bookmark here

INT. YUUKI'S ROOM - NIGHTBookmark here

They both enter and Yuuki turns on the lights. His room is filled with various musical instruments aside from the piano.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Woah! It's like a music studio here! You've got your whole setup and everything.Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Yeah I've invested a bit too much into this setup, but it's totally worth it.Bookmark here

Asami walks around the room, observing the different furniture and objects. Records hanging on the wall, a skateboard leaning against the dresser. The things scattered around one's bedroom really shows their personality after all. She walks over to his bed and notices a pair of glasses.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Hey, do you still wear glasses?Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Sometimes.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Here, put them on! I wanna see how you look now.Bookmark here

He reluctantly puts them on. Asami stares at Yuuki's appearance intently, causing him to faintly blush and look away. A smile appears on her face.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

That's the Yuuki I remember.Bookmark here

They get lost in one another's eyes. However, their attention shifts as they hear noise from the living room.Bookmark here

MAYABookmark here

Asami? Are you still here?Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Yeah I am!Bookmark here

Asami darts out of Yuuki's bedroom.Bookmark here

INT. ERIC AND YUUKI'S LIVING ROOM - NIGHT
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MAYABookmark here

Sorry I didn't even realize I fell asleep.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Don't worry. How are you feeling?Bookmark here

MAYABookmark here

Yeah that nap helped a lot. We should get going. It's a school night.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Oh crap. Yeah we should.Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Do you guys want a ride home?Bookmark here

MAYABookmark here

Nah I'm feeling fine, so I'll drive. Thanks for the offer though.Bookmark here

Eric starts to awaken from the buzz of all the increasing conversation.Bookmark here

ERICBookmark here

Oh Yuuki you're back!Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Yeah I've been back for a while.Bookmark here

ERICBookmark here

You have?Bookmark here

Eric gives a tired stretch, looking over to see that Maya and Asami are heading towards the door.Bookmark here

ASAMIBookmark here

Thanks for having us over!Bookmark here

ERICBookmark here

It was fun! Come over again!Bookmark here

The girls wave goodbye and shut the door. The long, eventful night comes to an end. Yuuki grumbles as reality starts to settle in.Bookmark here

YUUKIBookmark here

Welp. Time to work on assignments for class.Bookmark here


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