Chapter 2:

Contact Number


"Yeah, so my name is written with the character for 'that one' and the character for 'pure' " said Izumi.Bookmark here

"I haven't presented myself, my name is-" I was speaking when interrupted by Izumi:Bookmark here

"I already know about you, you are Tooru Miyazawa, right?"Bookmark here

How can someone like him know about someone like me? Bookmark here

"Y-Yes you're correct, Tooru is written with the character for 'transparent'. Please take good care of me" I replied.Bookmark here

"Nice to meet you Tooru" said Izumi as I was in the verge of crying.Bookmark here

"Hey, why don't we exchange our contact numbers so we can communicate easier" he added.Bookmark here

I stayed silent and stared at him blankly.Bookmark here

"Wait a second, are you saying you don't have a phone? Everyone has one nowadays!" Izumi asked while laughing.Bookmark here

"I've never had the necessity , no one wants to contact me"Bookmark here

"Ok Mr. Stone Age, let's meet tomorrow at the mall so we can get you a brand new phone" suggested Izumi.Bookmark here

"B-But tomorrow I have stuff to do" I quickly responded trying to excuse myself.Bookmark here

"Tooru the loner has something to do? Don't worry, it won't take long" said Izumi evading my excuse.Bookmark here

And before I could say anything else he added:Bookmark here

"It's settled then, tomorrow at 10 at the station. Can't wait for tomorrow, see you Tooru"Bookmark here

He started to run along the beach waving his hand with a honest smile in his face. The sun had already set and the first stars could be seen in the sky, the moon was just too beautiful.Bookmark here

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It's late so I get back home.Bookmark here

"I'm back"Bookmark here

"Welcome home sweetie, dinner will be ready in a moment" replied my mom.Bookmark here

"Thanks, changing subject, where's dad?"Bookmark here

"He may be back any minute now"Bookmark here

As mom was saying that the door opened and dad entered.Bookmark here

"Welcome back dad"Bookmark here

He didn't say anything, he only nod his head.Bookmark here

"Well, everyone sit down, dinner is served" announced mom.Bookmark here

We all sit down, repeat the usual itadakimasu and start eating in silence.Bookmark here

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After we are finished and mom is picking up the table I gather courage and start speaking:Bookmark here

"H-Hey dad, you know how important are cellphones for boys my age..."Bookmark here

Dad doesn't even turns his eyes to see me, I'm about to give up but the image of Izumi crosses my mind and I continue my persuassion:Bookmark here

"I was thinking maybe it's time I get a phone. I'm meeting with someone tomorrow  to buy it"Bookmark here

"Is it a date? It was time sweetie, you got a grilfriend right?" mom interrupted.Bookmark here

"N-No, I made a friend, a male friend" I reply with shame.Bookmark here

For the first time in dinner dad turns his sight to me, pulls out his wallet and hands me more than enough to buy a phone.Bookmark here

"Thank you very much dad" I said while giving him a hug.Bookmark here

"Sorry for bothering you. Please invite your new friend so we can have dinner and get to know him" stated my mom.Bookmark here

"I'll ask him but he might have his agenda full"Bookmark here

I go upstairs to my room, lay in bed just thinking about the day I had, and before I notice I'm already sleeping.Bookmark here

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I hear my alarm clock buzzing, I get up strech a little and take a view from my window. I check the clock and see is already 9:55, sure I slept a lot.Bookmark here

"W-Wait I was supposed to meet Izumi at 10..." Bookmark here

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