Chapter 10:

Double Take

Enharmonic


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

Yuuki finally returns home after a full day of working and dealing with annoying customers.Bookmark here

YUUKI (V.O.)Bookmark here

Finally some peace and quiet.Bookmark here

He closes the front door behind him, slumping against it. The room is dark, but then his eyes adjust to see a figure.Bookmark here

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Sup Yuuki.Bookmark here

He jumps violently.Bookmark here

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Miyuki?! What the fuck are you doing here??Bookmark here

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I told you I’d visit you during spring break!Bookmark here

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You told me that like 4 months ago! We never confirmed anything. How did you even get in here?! Eric is flying back to Korea today.Bookmark here

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Eric and I planned a little surprise! It totally worked, didn’t it? I should’ve been recording when you got home! HahahaBookmark here

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Not funny. How long have you been here?Bookmark here

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I came right before Eric left for the airport. You work at a cafe right? You should’ve brought me back a drink.Bookmark here

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HOW WAS I SUPPOSED TO KNOW YOU WERE HERE.Bookmark here

Yuuki walks over to the couch where his older sister’s stuff is scattered all over the place. Her optometry textbook and notes are open.Bookmark here

YUUKI (CONT’D)Bookmark here

Were you studying?Bookmark here

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Yeah I have my NBEO exam coming up for my optometry license.Bookmark here

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Damn, good luck.Bookmark here

Yuuki approaches the fridge and grabs some frozen food to heat up and appease his appetite.Bookmark here

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So what did you want to do?Bookmark here

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Celebrate your birthday! You didn’t come home during winter break, so I missed your birthday. You’re a 21 year old whiny baby now! Oh and I thought we could…Bookmark here

Miyuki slides next to him and takes out a bottle of Umeshu.Bookmark here

MIYUKI (CONT’D)Bookmark here

… celebrate with this! But with all the soju bottles lying around the house, it seems like you already do enough drinking.Bookmark here

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Nah most of it is Eric’s.Bookmark here

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Whatever. We’re celebrating tonight!Bookmark here

After a few drinks, they’ve had some time to catch up and are feeling a bit tipsy.Bookmark here

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I heard what mom did.Bookmark here

Yuuki sighs, not having anything to say about the matter.Bookmark here

MIYUKI (CONT’D)Bookmark here

I’m sorry about what happened. I really wish I could help, but I’m also still a student, so there’s not much I can do.Bookmark here

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You have no reason to apologize. It’s my fault anyway. Bookmark here

Miyuki frowns, her brows knitted in worry.Bookmark here

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I was prepared for something like this to happen the moment I decided to leave. I just didn’t know when it was gonna happen.Bookmark here

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What mom and dad did is really irresponsible. Did they even talk to you about your financial situation?Bookmark here

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No. They didn’t.Bookmark here

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Wow. Ok. They could’ve at least done that first…Bookmark here

They pause for another drink.Bookmark here

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Are you happy studying optometry?Bookmark here

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Eh it’s alright.Bookmark here

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Aren’t you frustrated?Bookmark here

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Frustrated about what?Bookmark here

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That mom made you give up on your dreams?Bookmark here

She thinks over his question.Bookmark here

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I got over it.Bookmark here

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How?Bookmark here

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I don’t know… Maybe thinking from her perspective.Bookmark here

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I understand where mom’s coming from, but we're talking about MY future. Shouldn’t I be the one making decisions?Bookmark here

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That’s true, but… She’s worried about you. Even you know that the music industry is risky. Bookmark here

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Trust me. I’ve considered more lucrative options, but I can’t see myself enjoying anything other than music. I can’t give up before I even try.Bookmark here

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I know you’ve been resenting mom and dad for a while, but think about it, they’re the ones that gave you the opportunity to learn music. They got you your piano, guitar, drumset and everything when we were younger! You should be grateful for that. Without their support, you wouldn’t have gotten here.Bookmark here

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I am… but the way they treat me makes it hard to do.Bookmark here

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I get it.Bookmark here

More silence. Yuuki’s question has set a depressing mood, so he changes the topic.Bookmark here

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Hey, remember Asami from elementary school?Bookmark here

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Of course! She used to come over to our place all the time!Bookmark here

He smiles.Bookmark here

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We go to the same school now.Bookmark here

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NO WAY?! Show me her instagram!Bookmark here

Yuuki shows his phone to Miyuki.Bookmark here

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Here’s a picture we took recently.Bookmark here

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Awww she’s so cute! Do you like her??Bookmark here

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Shut up. It’s not like that.Bookmark here

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Haha sureeee. Didn’t you have a crush on her back then?Bookmark here

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… Maybe…Bookmark here

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Hah I knew it. You used to be so quiet back then, but she was the only one you would open up to.Bookmark here

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Well our moms used to be friends and she came over a lot, so I kinda had to.Bookmark here

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Uh huh ok sure. Tell her I want to meet her again!Bookmark here

Yuuki hesitates due to the awkwardness of the question.Bookmark here

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We’re not really talking right now.Bookmark here

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What?! Bookmark here

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We kind of got into an argument.Bookmark here

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Oh shit. You and Asami fighting? Never would’ve seen that coming in a million here. What happened?Bookmark here

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It was right after the call I had with mom. I was in a really fucking bad mood for weeks and ended up giving everyone the cold shoulder. She reached out to me and I pushed her away.Bookmark here

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Sounds like a “you” problem then.Bookmark here

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She was being pushy.Bookmark here

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Still. Giving people the silent treatment is never the right answer. She reached out to you right? She was worried then. Geez. What’s up with you rejecting worried people.Bookmark here

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It’s seriously not her problem though. Like you said, it’s a “me” problem. Asami can’t do anything to fix my family relationship problems. I need to handle this on my ownBookmark here

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How do you feel right now? Doesn’t it feel better to get this burden off your shoulder by telling me all this?Bookmark here

Yuuki sulks at the truth in her words.Bookmark here

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Yeah… I guess. Bookmark here

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Right? Asami probably just wanted to talk. You’ve always been so independent; trying to solve everything on your own.Bookmark here

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I need to be. I’m the only one I can depend on.Bookmark here

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I disagree.Bookmark here

They both sigh.Bookmark here

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How long has it been since you’ve talked to Asami?Bookmark here

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A few weeks.Bookmark here

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Yikes. You should talk to her.Bookmark here

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I know, but she’s probably mad at me too.Bookmark here

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Do you want this relationship to end?Bookmark here

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Of course not!Bookmark here

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Then you need to talk to her. ASAP. And don’t talk over text.Bookmark here

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Yeah I’ll meet up with her.Bookmark here

Miyuki checks the time on her watch.Bookmark here

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I should get going. It’s getting late.Bookmark here

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Where are you going? Bookmark here

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I’m staying over at my friend's house. I’ll get an uber. You should sleep. You look tired.Bookmark here

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Yeah. I am.Bookmark here

Miyuki packs up all of her scattered things and heads out the door.Bookmark here

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See you later.Bookmark here

She starts walking down the hall.Bookmark here

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Miyuki.Bookmark here

Miyuki stops and turns towards him.Bookmark here

YUUKI (CONT’D)Bookmark here

Thanks for listening to me.Bookmark here

She gives him a comforting smile.Bookmark here

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No problem. Bookmark here


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