The Fall of Prince Hayashi
One year later.....
I picked up my phone. "Hello?"
"Souta! Thank goodness you picked up!" Satomi shouted on the other end. The sound of a door slamming closed rung through the phone. "I think I forgot to pick up milk on the way back from university! Can you pick up some for us?"
"Again?" I asked. "How much milk are you drinking?"
"Well, it's for me and for Custard," she said. "He loves milk for some reason."
"Although you shouldn't'' really give cats milk at all?"
"I think he'll be fine with a little!" she argued. "Anyways, just go get some! See you later tonight."
I smiled. "See you later."
She dropped the phone, I fixed my backpack behind me.
One year had passed since I met Satomi and Mori, and one year had passed since I last went to Kumano. Me and Satomi admitted our feelings for each other the day before I left to get back home to Onomichi, much to Mori's amusement. That's when I offered for her to live with me in Onomichi, together in an apartment off the university campus. Who would have thought she would have said yes so quickly? Or that we'd slip into living together so easily?
Luckily, she doesn't slap me or kick me at all anymore. Unless I say something totally stupid that is.
We even got our cat, Custard together. A small calico kitten, barely a year old. She was calm, cool, and apparently, a big-milk fan.
Mori went back to the United States, but not without meeting up with his uncle for the first time since three years ago. He enjoyed the states, to the point where he planned on working and living there after university. Him and his girlfriend were cute together. She opened up a side to him that none of us thought existed: a sweet, happy side. Mori had moved on completely, finally making his account public and reconnecting with his high school friends.
Me and Satomi lived in Onomichi together, making new friends and meeting each others parents. Kota would have always have a part in our lives, as being the reason we met in Kumano a year ago. But as for his force on us, he lived in the past we both decided to keep behind us. A new, shiny future together. One that we both deserved since that day we met a year ago.
Hello! It's Zen! I'm so happy to bring this story to an end (although I did imagine a different ending early on in my story planning). I hope you all enjoyed this piece as much as I enjoyed writing it. I do hope this piece could win the contest, but there's a lot of good competition in this contest!
As for my future plans, I don't plan on writing another piece any time soon. But I do have an idea for an isekai manhwa type piece. Yet, college is my top priority. I'll let you all know if that idea becomes an actual story or not.
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