I became roommates with my high school crush
It early was an early Sunday morning. I decided to take a small nap because it my first day off in forever. I get comfy on the couch and start to doze off.
“Hey hiroto. Why you just hanging around the roof by yourself”
a strange but familiar voice spoke out. I start to think
“… am…am I in a dream?”
I look over and notice my high school crush we are back at our old high school.
“Oh, wait I remember this day.”
I extend my arm over to her and with passion all I say is
she looks at me blushing as if she already knows what I’m going to say. I muster all the courage I have. I can’t believe even in a dream I stress as much as I am.
“Aiko will you….”
My phone starts to ring, and I wake up.
“Ugggggghh who would ruin my dream like that.”
I grab my phone and see it my landlord.
I said in a quiet and soft voice. In harsh and raspy tone my landlord says,
“Hey Takahashi-kun you know your lease is almost up?”
I’m tired of being pushed around by him so all I answer is
angrily he replies with
“What do you mean ya so I want you to make sure you either get out by next week or pay up the 320,000 yen!!”
“Fine ill make sure I’m out by next week now stop bothering me I’m trying to relax!!!”
I answer hanging up the call before he could reply. This has been all month of January for me Hiroto Takahashi. I graduated over a year ago from Tokyo university and ended up becoming a salaryman for a marketing firm. I came to live in this high-end apartment complects but the landlord decided that he wanted to get higher paying tenets driving away the one who couldn’t pay the outrages price.
“I swear he is just a pain in my...”
I said hearing my phone ring again. I pick it up with anger.
“I said I’ll have my stuff out of here by next week”
I screamed at the top of my voice and hung up. I get another call and still angry I pick up and say
“If you want me out that bad how about you come down here and…”
before I could finish my thought that when I hear it. The most angelic voice I ever heard one I haven’t heard since high school but could clearly remember.
“Ummm… I don’t know why you are getting all your stuff out but I can help you get them somewhere else senpai.”
It was her Aiko Sato. I couldn’t believe it we stayed in communication after I graduated high school and went to college but we haven’t talk on the phone in four years.
“Sato-chan how...how have you been?”
I said with a shaky voice and some regret from what I said.
“I’m fine but from the sounds of it you aren’t doing well senpai.”
She said in a disappointed tone. She stays quiet as if she is waiting for some sob story of why I’m getting my stuff out.
“I swear I’m not with girl just my landlord has been all on me to get out because my lease is up and he knows I can’t afford the rent”
I say defeated and tired. She just starts to laugh and says,
“Is that all hahaha for one do you still not have any luck with the ladies senpai and two even if you did have a girlfriend why would it matter!”
still laughing I tell her
“Well, is that all you wanted to tease your senpai again after all these years”
I say trying to sound confident. She stops laughing and just says in a serious but shy tone
“No actually I got a job at this perfume company called sweet lure and I had to move to Tokyo I was wonder if you wanted to go on a date with me and show me around.”
Surprised and shocked on the request I just simple say
“Yes of course that sounds great!”
she perks right back up says
“Alright then it’s a date meet me at ikebukuro station at 6pm tomorrow bye bye!”
she hung up before I could answer anything. The girl I fell in love in high school is going on a date with me that beyond fantastic. I feel as this is all a dream come true and just then I relies one thing
“I don’t have a outfit for the date.”
The worst of it even if I did, I have no sense of fashion. So, I grab my phone and call a friend from college. Its ringing and she picks up
she said with a sleepy voice.
“Hana are you still sleeping?!”
I said confused. Still sleepy she reply’s
“Ya so what can’t I just sleep a bit longer?”
I tell her in the kindest voice I can
“Its 10:37am that’s not a little!”
Hana is a friend from college even though she went to the literature department and I was in marketing our friend had a mixer and we kind clicked as friends from there. She became a famous novelist she even is getting a anime adaptation in fall of this year. But she has always been a on the lazy side of stuff but she has a great sense of style and what works or not. I start to ask her if it is possible to come over and help me choose a outfit for my first date. She starts to laugh and over the phone she just says
“of course, I can help you ill met you at your place tonight at 7pm. Just please don’t wear what you wore the night of the mixer. Unless you want someone to mistake you as a clown.”
I get ready to tell her I was that much of a train wreak but she hangs up before that.
“I wonder why every girl hangs up on me even before I can say anything.”
I say beyond defeated look at my closet.
“I guess I’ll do as told and wait for her to come by”
defeated I look around my apartment and just sigh because I know I must start packing. Luckily, it’s not a lot but at least it will kill time until Hana comes by.