Grimson: Blue Future
Seconds later, I jumped up from the bed and shouts my victory cries.
Sure, I didn't win everything, but I did the impossible! I successfully bested Aoi in 1 subject!
The feeling of joy and satisfaction I felt yesterday still lingers in my chest.
I do not think that far just yet... I am so focused on my study that I just didn't make any plan beyond it.
Now then, for my next steps in the plan...
Maybe a confession perhaps?
No no no..! before that, I need to plan a proper date and check on my budget first.If I plan to confess, I want it to be romantic.
Wait before that, how am I even supposed to know that Kiroi shares the same feeling as I did?
I am thinking and thinking about the best move I should make next but can't seem to arrive at anything good.
I am thinking.
I got frustrated and my head starts to spin from the confusion.
"Ahh! I think about it later! I need to prepare to go right now!"I left my bed and begin my daily routine.
As usual, after I dressed up, I head to the first floor and sat at the dining table for breakfast.
"Good Morning, dear."
"Good morning, mom."We greeted each other.
The usual sweet smells of bacon, fried eggs, and bread fill my nose.
I sat comfortably on the chair.
I clap my hand together and say my prayer before digging in.
"I am digging in."
"The body was found floating along the riverside, just like the two previous victims, the third victim also has a hole carved on its chest."
"Police has yet to determine any potential motive nor culprit that might relate the third victim to the first and second one."The TV broadcaster spreading the news.
Mom express her worry and sat in front of me.
"Oh my... that's not very far away from here isn't it..?"
I reassured mom and continue digging in.
"I am certain that the police will find the culprit and solve the case, we can trust them, mom."
"Yeah, mom thinks so too." "But just in case, don't go out for too long outside, return home before the sunset, ok?"
I finish my breakfast, grab the plate, and put them down into the washer.
Mom warned me and I politely bow my head.
I return to the table, grab my bag, and bid my leave.
"I am going now, mom."
Mom smiles and waves at me.
"Have a safe trip."
Just like the day before, I walked down my neighborhood and greet everyone that I happen to meet along the way.
I walked out of the house and close the door behind me.
And just like the day before, the road leading up to the school is already filled with fellow
And I rode the same and usual crampy train to reach the station near my school and walk from there.
students from the same school as me.I walked down the road and join in the crowd, heading in the same direction as them.
Yamato loud shouts came from behind.
I saw Yamato and Kuji approaching me, side by side like usual.
I stopped on my track and turn around.
No, not exactly like usual.
"Yo... uh.. what happen to him?"
Kuji looks a little different today, he looks flustered and his face is deep red for some reason.
"Heh, guess what? this gentleman said that he plans to confess his feeling to Aoi today!"
I look at Yamato for detail as to what happened to Kuji.
Yamato proudly pat Kuji back.
"Hey!! don't say it out loud, idiot!!"Kuji feels embarrassed and lashes at Yamato.
I didn't expect that to come from kuji, maybe Yamato said something to him the day before?
Whoa whoa, confession..!? seriously..!?
"So? any plan?"
Nevertheless, this might be a good reference for my plan in near future.
"The dude said that he rather keep things simple and just confess his feelings later behind the
I curiously ask.
I can't help but smirks and look at Kuji."
"Ohh? later.. like during afternoon break?"
Kuji fixes his glasses and hid his eyes behind them.
"Y-yeah.. near the sakura tree behind the school.."
I gave Kuji a thumb up of confidence to boost his confidence.
"We're rooting for you."
Kuji bow politely.
Yamato leans closer and rests his left arm on top of Kuji right shoulder while "reassuring" him.
"Hey dude, even if you got rejected later, you can still hang out with us later, so relax."
Kuji comedically furious.
"Hey, what do you mean rejected!? don't you say anything like that!"
The school bell soon rang and we can hear it from the distance.
Needless to say, the three of us immediately made our way to the school.
He standing just next to the sakura tree behind the school, patiently waiting for the one he was waiting for.
Just as Kuji told his friends, he intends to confess his feelings to Aoi.
His wait was not in vain, the very figure he was waiting for is coming.
He was nervous and anxious but calm at the same time, wishing deep in his heart that everything will go well.
Even the wind themselves approve of that by blowing themselves away from her path while carrying the sakura petals with them.
Every step she makes is graceful and her persona radiates a bright light like that of a goddess.
"Sorry, did I keep you waiting?"
Eventually reaching the tree herself, the two finally came face to face with each other.
"N-no... I just arrived here myself."
Aoi flashes a bright and wide smile.
"So? how can I help you with, Kuji? you told me that you have something to talk about."
Kuji face grown red and he blushes.
Aoi tilts her head a little to the left, her voice is kind and gentle, warm even, like that of the sunlight.
Kuji didn't answer right away.He swallows his saliva, mustering up all of his courage and will to say the very next line in his mind.
Aoi face turns pale and becomes concerned with Kuji strange behavior."I like you..."
But Kuji finally braves himself for it and finally said it.
"I like you, Aoi! please go out with me!"
And there goes nothing, now there's nothing but to leave everything to fate for Kuji.
He put all of his soul into it and politely bow.
"..I am sorry."
All he can do now is to pray that everything went well for him.
And with that simple response, Kuji entire world was shattered.
Aoi took some time to think about it before she politely bows and gave her answer.
"..I am sorry.. but I cannot go out with you."
He looked up at her in disbelief and shock.
Making eye contact with him right now in this situation would be extremely rude, especially after such hard rejection.
Aoi deeply apologizes without making any eye contact with Kuji.
Kuji, still having some of his senses, questions for her reason, hoping to find even the slightest glimpse of hope for him.
"May... I know why?"
Aoi continues to apologize without making eye contact.
"Since I was young, I was told to find someone like my father and so that's how I intend to find a man." "I am sorry to say, but you are nowhere near my father, Kuji."
Kuji desperately shouts.
"..I can change..! I can change!"
Kuji further reassures.
"I may have no idea of what kind of person your father is, but I can change!" "I show you that I can become the man that you're looking for!"
Aoi finally raises her head and looks at Kuji in the eyes.
"I am afraid that's not possible."
Aoi tone changes, she sounds serious, fitting the situation and her smile disappears.
"Even if you dedicate your entire life to it.. you will not succeed in your effort..."
Kuji confusingly asks.
"Eh? what do you mean?"
Aoi looks down and place her right hand underneath her chin and think about what she supposed to say next.
"..Right.. I am supposed I can tell you a little of what kind of man he is.." "Let's see..."
Aoi raises her eyes and makes eye contact with Kuji and gave him the example.
"He's a man that can declare the third world war right here and now and emerge victorious..."
Needless to say, there's no possible way for Kuji to saw that coming.
Aoi further adds to make things clear for Kuji.
"Yes, he can start a world war right here and now and emerge victorious in the end..." "The entire world may unite and come together as one and they will still stand no chance against him..."
Kuji repeating Aoi word in disbelief.
"T-the world stands no chance... you say..?"
Kuji was so disbelief at what he heard that he think Aoi is joking.
"Ha..ha... n-no way... there's no way that's true right, Aoi?" "There is no way such thing..."
But Aoi expression didn't change, she was not smiling.
Because.. of course? there's no way such man could exist, if that man does exist, then he would be a god.
Her stares are cold, heartless, and empty.
The light in her eyes and bright smile is nowhere to be seen.
So vast that it seemingly has no beginning nor edge to it.
In Kuji eyes, it was like staring at a black hole, huge and vast darkness.
It was as if he was being stared down by a being that's completely out of this world...
Aoi bright persona suddenly returns and her voice becomes gentle and warm yet again like that of a rising sun.
"If you ever need me to came and help you with anything, don't hesitate and just ask me, ok?"Aoi politely bows and bid her goodbye.
She then left the same way she came, leaving Kuji and gave him some space to be alone.
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