Chapter 14:

A Change of Heart

Why Is This Girl So Shy Around Me?!

Makoto is currently asleep but all he is seeing is images of Sakuri from yesterday when she is smiling and looking happy. In his dream Sakuri turns to look at him.Bookmark here

"H-Haku-san I want t-to tell you something...I love you." Sakuri leans in to kiss slowly.Bookmark here

"Aaahhh!" Makoto wakes up from his dream and rises up fast from his bed and screams at the top of his lungs.Bookmark here

"Makoto what's wrong!" Makoto's sister Himari barges into the room.Bookmark here

"Ah I-I-It's n-nothing!" Makoto stutters.Bookmark here

Himari exits the room and Makoto sits still on top of his bed.Bookmark here

'What...was that dream?' Makoto thought.Bookmark here

-Timeskip to school-Bookmark here

Kota arrives to class and sees that Makoto is already there.Bookmark here

"Hey Makoto~?" Kota noticed that Makoto was sitting still and he looked like something bad had happened to him.Bookmark here

"Makoto is something wrong?"Bookmark here

"It's nothing."Bookmark here

"Uh hehe...I don't think that's the case."Bookmark here

Makoto stayed silent for the rest of the class. Lunch had rolled around and Makoto started to come back to normal from that dream. Bookmark here

"It looks like you're feeling better now." Kota told Makoto.Bookmark here

"Yeah, I feel back to normal."Bookmark here

Loud noises are coming out of the hallways and Makoto and Kota hear it and decide to get up and investigate. Sakuri stays seated because she doesn't want to get involved.Bookmark here

"Wait that's Futaba-san and Kaneko. What's happening?" Makoto asked Kota.Bookmark here

"I don't know let's see."Bookmark here

Futaba and Kaneko the bully couple are in the middle of the hallway and Kaneko is laughing with his friends.Bookmark here

"Hahaha look at you! Now you have stains on your uniform hahaha!" Kaneko was laughing at a first year male student who he had just threw soda on.Bookmark here

"What's with this guy? He really likes throwing things on people." Makoto said out loud to himself.Bookmark here

"Itsuki I think that's enough. Your doing too much now." Futaba said to Kaneko which completely made Makoto shocked hearing that since he thought she would have been on board with it.Bookmark here

"What are you trying to say? I thought you were on board with me always?" Kaneko turned to Futaba.Bookmark here

"Well I just thought..."Bookmark here

Kaneko started to get mad at the difference of tone coming from Futaba his girlfriend who always bullied people with him. Futaba then moved her hand to grab his.Bookmark here

"Come on let's go-."Bookmark here

*slap*Bookmark here

Kaneko had slapped her hand away which caused a shockwave inside of Futaba.Bookmark here

"Don't touch me." Kaneko said with a serious face.Bookmark here

"W-Wait-"Bookmark here

Kaneko grabs a water bottle from one of his friends hands and gets ready to throw the water on her but before that out of nowhere Makoto appears infront of Kaneko and grabs the water bottle.Bookmark here

"Looks like you're still being an ass Kaneko."Bookmark here

"Tch you again. Get out of my way!" This time Kaneko goes for a punch but Makoto parries it and punches Kaneko in the face with all the force he can muster which sends Kaneko to the floor.Bookmark here

"You have to learn to stop being like that to people." Makoto stared down at him with an intense look.Bookmark here

Everyone was surprised at how Kaneko actually got punched back. No one expected it. Kaneko wants to get up and fight but decides not to and just leaves looking at Futaba in a mad way. Makoto turns to look and speak to the first year student.Bookmark here

"Hey are you okay?" Makoto also started to get deja vu from how similar this was with Sakuri.Bookmark here

"Yes I'm fine. But that was so cool! You just went up to him and said "Looks like you're still being an ass Kaneko." and then you punched him!" The male student looked at Makoto with sparkly eyes because of how amazed he was.Bookmark here

"Hehe I-It was nothing." Makoto scratched the back of his head.Bookmark here

While the first year was still looking in awe Makoto looked at Futaba. She was avoiding contact with Makoto.Bookmark here

"I didn't do this for you. I did it because it was the right thing to do." Bookmark here

"Y-Yes I know..." Futaba said softly in a sad tone.Bookmark here

Makoto sighed.Bookmark here

"Forget that guy. He wasn't worthy of you so get him out of your head."Bookmark here

Futaba looked at Makoto stunned from what he said.Bookmark here

"See ya." Makoto and Kota go back inside the classroom with Kota mimicking what Makoto did too.Bookmark here

As Makoto and Kota are eating Futaba opens the door and enters and goes up to Sakuri's desk which alarms Makoto and Kota.Bookmark here

"I'm very sorry for the things I have done to you! You don't have to forgive me only hear my apology! I'm sorry Sakuri-san!" Futaba said while bowing down at Sakuri.Bookmark here

"Eh! I-It's okay-" Sakuri tries to respond but gets cut off by Futaba.Bookmark here

"No it's not okay! I came here to apologize only for the unforgivable things I have done!"Bookmark here

Sakuri sits there stunned not knowing what to do so she stays silent. Futaba goes to exit the room when she turns to look at Makoto. He is also staring at her and then he smiles and nods his head. Futaba then leaves with a burden off her shoulder.Bookmark here

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