"Yu... Can you explain to me something?"
Aron for the first time in a while has a look almost as if he were puzzled.
"Is there something wrong?"
Eva ponders on what he could be so confused about.
"Ah! Is it because of them?"
She points with two of her fingers to Sara who is latched onto my arm and Karaka with her arm on my head. Aron is still puzzled.
"Yea... Why are they acting weird this week?"
Karaka doesn't take kindly to that.
"We-Weird? I'm not weird. You're just jealous of us!"
Karaka folds her arms and turns away from me. Sara sheepeshly nods.
"This is...normal! I think."
Eva looks over a Karaka and states what everyone else is thinking.
"Didn't you break up with him?"
Karaka is embarrassed by such a question. She turns back around.
"Mistakes were made and I'm trying to fix them! Jeez YuYu what are you making me say?!"
Where did she get a frying pan from? She slams it on my head! I somehow don't die...
These last two weeks have been crazy ever since that Monday.
It was like any other day in the middle of lunch.
"What do you mean Sailor Moon isn't all that good?!"
"I expected better out of you, Master! Everyone knows Magical Madoka is better in every way!"
Milk boy somehow knew I liked manga. He's really weird... but is really fun to talk to when it comes to manga.
A voice comes from behind Milk Boy.
50 different sirens went off in his head, he jumps for cover behind me.
"What is that?!"
Quaking at the only thing standing there, Sara, who only just had recovered
"What is a woman doing near here?!"
He doesn't take to kindly to her.
"She's my friend."
Sara blushes and covers her face.
"I'm your... friend?"
Milk boy seems to be amazed.
"You have other friends?! Such an amazing feat and all I could ever expect from my master. To have it be a woman is another type of achievement all on its own!"
It's almost as if he doesn't talk to other people. That would explain a lot...
"Now state your reason for seak attacking us while we were talking about manga!"
Did he really just give away that fact to Sara?! I can't her know that I like manga. Who knows what she'll think of me!
"What do you mean....? We weren't talking about manga! We were just... Training to fight!"
Sara has a confused look on her face. Crisis averted!
"Master... How could you lie like that? After all, you love it more than anything! Like you said 'I wish there was life to my manga! It's the only thing I will ever love again!~' just like that.
Woah. That was a great impression of me. Wait, now's not the time for that! Oh no... She's going to hate me isn't she?! I look at her and as if she finally understood truly who I was, she turns around.
"I see, Goodbye Yuta!"
Huh? She left?! I knew it. I can never show my true self! I would blame milk boy, but...
"Master, are you ok? All the color in your body has drained. Wait, this must be a new ability. As expected of a man with such power!"
Sigh... For the rest of the week Sara didn't talk to me. I barely even saw her for most of that week.
An entire week had passed and nothing had changed.
"Wow. You really look miserable... Was it that bad?"
Eva tries to comfort me, but I'm too deep wallowing in my own self pity.
"It was. I can barely even look at my manga now! I'm monster..."
Aron sees a golden opportunity and tries to take it.
"Does this mean I'll finally have someone to study with?"
Eva and I unanimously shoot him down. I go back to complaining.
"If only more people were interested in manga."
Someone walks up to us. Their arms folded and they have a very... Confident aura.
"Yuta, I need some support under my left foot."
I get on all fours and get under her left foot without even a second thought about it. How did I even do that so quickly?! Who even is this?
"Hmph. Good to see my pet is still in good shape."
I look from my position to see... Sara?! When did she become so confident? She leans down towards me. I start to get a bit nervous of what she's trying to do.
I hear a click.
SHE PUT A COLLAR ON MY NECK!!!!! I try to get it off with no luck. I start to panic.
"Sara what are you doing?!"
She steps off my back. Ouch! She yanks my collar.
"Quiet you! Dogs can't talk! Let's go."
She begins to drag me away from Aron and Eva.
"Eh? But...But...But Save me!!!!!!!!!!!"
The two look at each other then back at me. The shake their heads no. And thus for the rest of the day I was stuck as Sara's pet.
At all times I was walked with her. All the while she had a big smile on her face as everyone looked at us. Whenever she needed to sit I was forced to be her stool.She would occasionally feed me candy if I acted like a good-boy. Even during Gym she was there. Watching me. Knowing I would have to come back to her.
By the end of the day I accepted my fate. And it was then I knew if this was going to be the rest of my school days then I might as well have fun with it.
She unlocks my leash. She turns away from me.
"Go home and prepare for tomorrow."
I nod my head. I head home.
The next day I patiently wait with Eva and Aron.
"Yu, are you ok?"
I nod my head yes.
"Sara broke him! Come back to us Yuuuuuu!"
Eva shakes me in the hopes that I will change, but what's the point? I get free candy!
I hear someone approach from behind. I turn around ready for another day. What I saw was everything but what expected.
Sara although looking the same had a very different aura around her this time... Her face had little emotion. She seemed almost as if her entire personality had been gobbled up.
She spoke! It's nothing like yesterday. All the pride and confidence was gone! Instead of her voice was very soft and sweet. My heart... It's fluttering almost as if I had read some manga.
"Are you going to keep staring at me?"
She tilts her head. She's not even fazed by me staring at her!
I turn my head the other way.
"Ehhhh?~ She finally got you?"
Eva picks on me.
"Wha- No! I'm just... Confused that's all!"
At least that's what I'm willing to admit.
The rest of the day she doesn't say much to me. Mostly focusing on her work and other friends. Yet, I couldn't help but be mesmerized from a distance. She really was different than usual. She was just so, Moe! I couldn't help, but just feel like my heart was flying all around in my chest. I try to keep it calm, but the more she did the crazier it would get.
By the end of the day I was at my limits. Any more of it and I might've died!
Right before I head home she calls out from behind.
My heart spikes. It starts to get dangerously close to exploding. She gets in front of me.
She gives me a soft smile. The most expressive she's been all day. That's what stopped my heart. I dropped to the floor and everything went black.
I wake up realizing that I'm late for school! I rush out of bed and mad dash to school only to find when I get to my class that all the lights are off.
Did I come to the wrong class room? I call out into the void
A spotlight in the middle of the room comes on. And someone very familiar begins to talk.
"While crime is on the line, we're here to stop it on time!"
And someone in a red hero suit slides into the spotlight doing a pose.
"When all hope is lost, it's our time to shine!"
Someone else slides with, a green hero suit, into the spotlight, also doing a pose.
"When Yu's there we're sure to be near, because we're..."
A third person slides in, seemingly finishing the pose.
They all say at once...
"We are the Trifecta!"
Little Party Poppers go off behind them leaving confetti all over the floor.
"Kaban! Dokan! PaPa! Zooo!"
Eva pops out behind the three of them saying random things as if to make the Party Poppers have a bigger impact akin to an explosion.
"The Yuta Trifecta sounds so much better..."
Wait a minute... That sounds like Sara!
"YuYu Lovers would've been perfect!"
And that's... Karaka?! How did she get wrapped up in all of this?
"Of course you both came up with such pitiful names."
But who's the last one?
"You women would never know what master truly finds wonderful in names!"
Oh. It's milk boy.
"Do you like the suits I made?"
Eva smiles with pride, proud of what she made.
"I made them in just one night!"
How could you possibly manage a thing?! The rest of the day... again, I was being followed by a squad of 3 "Protecting" me. By that I mean, they just stood around me making it much harder to walk.
They would also randomly scream out.
"Watch where you're walking. Yu is trying to make his path!"
I'm not sure why this is even happening, let alone to me!
Later into the school day I drop my pencil. That was a mistake.
Sara raises her hand and asks to go to the bathroom.
She rushes out and I try to grab my pencil off the floor, but it was already too late.
The class room goes dark, just for a brief moment.
FLASH there they were. In their hero suits in their triple pose. They see me leaning over and one of them puts me straight back up in my chair.
"No worries YuYu, we've got this for you!"
I never asked for your help! The other two come over and try to help, but only make the problem worse.
One of them lean in to grab it. Then another one. Then all three of them are trying to grab the pencil. They hit each other's heads.
"Ow, hey watch it!"
"No you should!"
"You two need to let me do this!"
The three bicker as the spotlight is moving trying to follow their fight. My poor pencil is stuck on the ground with these monsters mauling it!
The teacher comes over to sort out the dispute. Horrifyingly enough... They stop it faster than anyone started it. Grabbing them as if they were baby cats and tossing them out the classroom.
By the end of the day, I was done. I wanted nothing more than to be alone.
I walk out of school.
They're at the entrance waving to me as if this is the end of the show. This is a web-novel! They sob uncontrollably.
"We'll never forget you YuYu..."
"I'm not going to die!"
They all go silent. What the hell were they planning to do to me?! I run off before they can do anything more to me.
The next two days were just as weird. I head to school wondering what the end of the school week will bring to me. And as usual, I didn't expect anything that was going to happen.
I finally make it to see milk boy waiting for me.
"Yo! Yu, get over here!"
Did he just say Yo? That's my thing! I walk over to him and he forcefully grabs my shoulder.
"Bro did you see the White sisters today?"
"You mean Sara and Karawase?"
"Yea who else you big dummy?!"
Is it just me or is he more annoying than usual?
"They look super cute! Honestly I prefer Sara over Karawase though. What's your preference?"
"Preference- What are you talking about?"
It's like he's my best friend or something. Despite us barely even meeting a month ago.
"Come on... Don't hold out on me I'm sure one of them is your type!"
"If I really had to pick... It would have to be-"
Someone calls out to me.
It's Karaka. Her hair instead of her usual red-bow, is put into two twintails. Being held up by Sara's hair pins. She walks up with force to me. Her hands are on her hips and she's leaning in towards me.
"Uh oh. Here she is."
"Shut up you pervert! Why do you hang out with that guy anyways?!"
"Don't blame me because you're sister is cuter than you!"
They clash heads. I slowly try and sneak away. Before I can get far enough to escape, Karaka grabs out a boxing glove and socks Milk Boy knocking him out. Karaka runs over right in front of me.
"I made some extras today. And I was just wondering if you wanted to share them at lunch today..."
Compared to every other day this is...
"Karaka what has gotten into you today?"
Her face dims. Turning around.
"Fine... I'll just eat it all by myself!"
She tries to run away, hurt by what I said, I feel bad.
I grab her hand.
"I'll eat with you."
She brightens back up. She pauses to see that we're holding hands. She pulls out a Katana from her pocket?!
You...You... Pervert! You must die for your sins!"
"I don't even know what's happening!"
I manage to outrun her...Only to get into something else entirely!
Sara gleefully walks down the hall waving to me. She has a pair of rectangular glasses on with Karaka's ribbon on her head. She gets over to me and trips. Falling into my arms. I grab her to make sure she doesn't fall out of them.
She looks up at me softly with a smile. She looks cuter than usual... I try not to stare and look away.
"Are you ok...?"
She seems to realize what's happening and quickly backs off of me.
She's a lot softer than usual. I'm not sure why but my heart is acting odd... She continues with what she was going to say.
"I...was wondering if you wanted to eat at lunch together...?"
She twiddles her thumbs. I nod my head without thinking about it.
Most of the day was quiet excluding whenever Sara fell. She's more clumsy than usual.
She ran into a wall. She also tripped and fell face first while walking to class. She sneezed and fell backwards in her chair. I really felt bad for her almost as if she had all her bad luck saved up for today.
Lunch finally comes around.
I go to hang out with Aron and Eva without thinking too much if it.
Then, they show up.
They both try and say my name at the same time. They look at each other then grab onto both of my arms. Bringing me right back to where I was with Aron being truly perplexed...
Bickering on and on for most of lunch. I can barely do anything, but watch. The rest of my school day consisted of lots of falling from Sara and lots of hyper-sensationalized violence from Karaka.
By the end of if I'm tired. I'm ready to rest for the weekend and be free.
I exit the weird two week long dream and just act like it never happened. But of course....
She comes chasing after me only to fall on her face once again.
"Are you ok...? You've been falling quite a bit today."
"Yea? Why would you ask...?"
She looks up and smiles and then blood comes out her nose. I should've noticed earlier...
"Haaaa... You're doing it agiain."
"You're trying too hard."
"Whatever you're excuse is, I don't care. You need to ease up on yourself. If you won't take care of yourself then I will. Ok?"
She gets extremely flustered. Nodding. She starts to shake and almost like a bottle full of carbonation, she explodes. Dropping onto the floor and into tears.
"I'm Sorry, I'm Sorry, I'm Sorry!"
She explains how she did all of this because she thought I wanted my manga come to life and it was the only thing I would love. Still repetitively apologizing for everything.
"Ah, She finally exploded?"
Karaka walks up and leans on my shoulder. I look over at her.
"Yea... She asked me to help her and I kinda got too into it."
"I'm sure that Milk Boy enjoyed being punched."
"I know it was fun for me and Sara. She was having the most fun... But she was also very determined. She was trying so many different things all for your sake. You should at least try to award her instead of scolding her."
"I know you were trying to be nice, but she thinks you hate her. So I would hurry up."
I scoff at Karaka.
I get down to Sara. I put my hand on her head.
"I guess... You did a pretty good job."
She stops crying and smiles.
I cover my face and look away trying to hide my embarrassment.
"Yea... You're welcome..."
(BOOM 10 hours of work and 10 minutes before it's Tuesday and I'm done! It's not much, but it's honest work. Welp Til next time do you know what's going to happen? Cuz I sure as hell don't! )
[I also uploaded another piece of art for Trial 2.5 >:3]