Chapter 7:

Chapter 6

Kaiju Boom!

How It Started

Phoebe woke up holding tightly to the body pillow on her bed. She glanced to the window to see the sun slowly come up over the ocean. It was always the first thing she would see as her house was built up in a large tree, in the wooded area at the bottom of Mount Fuji. Her large house had three two floors and a pseudo-basement built into the trunk of the tree. It was rather close to where she was born! The closest city to her was Fujiyoshida, which is also where her accent was from! With a soft groan she rolled over in her bed and curled into a tight ball. She pulled her blanket over her body before she then glanced over at a framed photograph. It was of the moment when she and Goko started their first day of highschool all those years ago.

She sat up and gave a soft groan as she rubbed the large bruise on her shoulder. She looked around the room to see how everything went down last night. After coming home from work she removed her socks, her top, her skirt, her bra, and that was about it. She rubbed the back of her neck before she got out of bed and walked into the bathroom. She removed her panties before she turned on the shower and stepped inside. She let the water run down her body. She then hung her head to get her hair wet as licked her middle and index finger tips. She then slid her fingers down her body before she then paused at her waist. “What am I doing…?” She sighed before she turned and grabbed onto some shampoo and conditioner and began to scrub her hair.

After washing and rinsing her hair and body she stepped out of the shower and dried off. She entered her bedroom where she started to get dressed for the day. She put on her panties and then her bra before she went to her dresser and grabbed a shirt. She opened her drawer where her leggings were to find it empty. With a growl she shut the drawer before going to her closet. The laundry hamper was empty too!!! She then stormed down the stairs to the living room where she found Bermuda in the kitchen. “Dude!!! Where are my leggings?!”

“What do you mean?” He asked as he then spun around. His eye twitched as they turned red and blood began to drip down them followed by salt shooting out his nose. He then turned and started to clean himself up with a rag, “I-I-I didn’t mean-“ he cleared his throat, “C-Can you put some clothes on?!”

“Where the hell are my leggings?!?!!!!”

“I-I don’t know what those are!”


“O-Oh! Those! They’re in the wash!!”

“Why are they in the wash?!”

“You said if I was going to stay here I’d have to pull my weight around here!!!”

“I-“ She then growled before she stormed into the laundry room. After a few moments she yelled, “YOU DIDN'T EVEN START IT!!! YOU JUST STUFFED THEM ALL INTO THE WASHING MACHINE!!! GODDAMMIT!!!” After a few minutes of rummaging she found some leggings that she thought smelled presentable and put them on. She then walked back into the kitchen where she then opened the fridge. He then turned to her as he asked,

“Are you okay?”

“I’m fine, why?” She replied as she started to dig through the fridge,

“You came home from work rather late, and you seemed totally out of it.”

“It was just a late shift,” she responded as she pulled out a cartoon of milk, “I usually get those, don’t worry about it.”

“Yeah but, this was much later than before.” He said as she unscrewed the cap and gave the milk a sniff,

“Ew…” She responded as she put the cap back on the milk before she turned and tossed it in the trash, “Okay, need new milk…” As she turned back to the fridge Bermuda took notice of the bruise on her arm from under her sleeve.

“Did you get a tattoo?”

“I don’t have any tattoos.”

“Then what’s that?” He asked as he pointed to her shoulder. She shallowly glanced at his finger before she sighed and said,

“It’s nothing, don’t worry about it.”

“It’s not nothing,” he said as he grabbed her wrist and pulled up on her sleeve. She winced as she smacked him away,

“Gah! That hurt! What the hell is wrong with you?!”

“What happened?!”

“It’s nothing! Don’t worry about it!!!”

“Well I’m worried about it!”

“You shouldn’t be!!!”

“Why not?!”

“BECAUSE IT’S NOT YOUR CONCERN!!!!” She screamed before slamming the fridge shut and storming back upstairs. Bermuda huffed as he looked around the kitchen a bit. He sighed as he said,

“Dammit…got salt all over the floor…” He then knew down and placed his hand on the spots where the salt leaked out his nose. After a few moments the salt absorbed back into his skin! As he rose he then turned and walked up the stairs. He looked at the different framed photos as he walked up the spiral stairway, a majority of them were of herself and Goko throughout the many years. He then came to the next level which contained Phoebe’s bedroom. He gently pushed the door open to find the room empty. He looked around to see Phoebe sitting on a ledge. She had a large open space from which she got almost an entire view of Japan, clear out the ocean and much further. She sat there with her eyes closed which is how she didn’t notice Bermuda until he sat down beside her and spoke. “Are you sure you’re okay?”

“Yeah, I’m fine,” she said with a scoff, “Just another day in the life of Phoebe.”

“Do you want to talk about it?”

“No,” she replied, “But I don’t think you’re going to leave me alone about it, so why not?” After a while she said, “It’s my job.”

“Your job?”

“Yep, my job. My night job that is. I work at a nightclub making barely any money and I’m sick of it. Last night this guy came in and just couldn’t get the hint that I didn’t want to sleep with him, so it got bad and he eventually got violent and before I knew it I was face down in the street.” She shook her head as she said, “No matter where I go, I’m just an object to people, I’m not a human, I’m not even a woman! I’m just an object! And not just to men, it’s women too! You’d be surprised how many women just want to-“ She growled as she slammed her fists onto the wooden planks beside her before curling her knees into her chest. “I work so hard to keep my house, and to feed myself, and so I can go visit Goko and do everything else, but it’s just impossible!!!” She then slammed her hands on the floor before she got up and walked back into her room.

As ran her hands along her eyes to wipe her tears. It was all useless as her tears came flooding back to her. Again and again every time she wiped her tears. She eventually turned and knelt with her head down on her bed and began to sob. “WHY?! WHY WAS I WAS BORN LIKE THIS?!” As she continued to cry Bermuda rose to his feet as he placed his hands in his pockets.

“Quit your job,” He said bluntly. Phoebe started to calm down as she turned to him,


“You deserve to work in a place where you can be accepted for who you are.” He then turned and looked over his shoulder at her, “And if they won’t do that at this job, then quit and find another.”

“It’s not that easy,” she responded as she began to wipe her tears, “It’s hard for me to-“

“Then make it easier.” He responded, “You deserve to be treated fairly. Unless you want to be beat around my everyone you see.”

“I-“ She then paused before she turned and sat against the end of her bed. “I guess you’re right…” She then pulled her knees into her chest as tears began to fall from her eyes again. “I just…I just need to rip the bandaid off.” She closed her eyes as she began to cry more, “Over 50 years and I’m still treated the same way I’ve been treated since birth!” As her crying turned to sobbing, Bermuda walked over to her side before he sat down next to her.

“Maybe you need a break.” He replied, “I don’t know if they have them here, but in space there’s this planet with heated pools of salt water. The minerals in the water help you relax and really help lighten your mood. I used to go every now and then, it’s been a few years since I’ve last gone though.”

She paused to wipe her tears as she said, “I don’t wanna go to space…”

“I see,”

“But…they have places kinda like that here. They’re usually like a sauna, or bathhouse, or even some hot springs.”

“Then go do that. Maybe let yourself unwind.”

“Yeah…” She replied as her mind began racing, “They have one that’s like a resort. It’s connected to a hotel, maybe we should go there…”

“Me and you?” He asked as he turned to her,

“If you want to,” she responded as she wiped her nose and stood up, “I was thinking of Goko and myself going, but you can tag along if you want.”

“Are you sure?”

“Yeah, it’ll be fine.” She responded as she grabbed her phone and began to dial in Goko’s number. She held her phone to her ear and listened to the phone ring before eventually Goko picked up.


“Hey! It’s me!” Phoebe said as she wiped some remaining tears,

“Hey, um…I’m kinda in the middle of work right now, what’s up?”

“Oh, well, uh…I was wondering if maybe we could go to the springs?”

“Oh, yeah, sure! Work has been rather hard on my muscles and bones lately! That could be nice “

“Great! I-“

“Oh! I know of this one that would be really cool! I’ve been wanting to go with Bintaro! I’ll invite him and we can go there together!”

“Oh…uh, B-Bintaro…?”

“Yeah! It’ll be fun! We can head over after I get off work since it’s the weekend! I’ll send Bintaro a text and see if he can make the reservations!”


“Okay! Cool! See you later!”

“Yeah…” Phoebe then hung up the phone before she sighed.

“What is it?” Bermuda asked,

“Nothing,” Phoebe responded, “She’s just bringing her stupid boyfriend.”

“Hm, well in that case, maybe we can try and get them apart then.”

“Um…yeah, sure.”

Several hours later, Phoebe and Bermuda met up with Goko and Bintaro….and Shinko, and Dai, at the hotel that was connected to the springs! “Oh wow…” Phoebe said as they met up, “I didn’t think there would be more people here.”

“Yeah,” Goko responded with a smile, “Shinko is Bintaro’s friend from work, and Dai is my friend from work, they also happened to not be doing anything this weekend so we invited them as well.”

“Oh…great,” Phoebe said as the group then moved inside. As Goko went to the front desk to check in, Bintaro stood near the back of the crowd with Bermuda.

“So, you’re here as well?” Bintaro asked,

“Yeah, she said I could tag along.” He responded as he put his hands in his pockets,

“Who? Phoebe?”


“I see, very well then.”

“Can I ask you something?”

“What’s up?”

“How much do you like Metsuha?”

“You mean Messuhara-San?”

“That’s what I said,”

“It’s not, you said Metsuha, and it’s Messuhara.” He said before he then sighed and responded, “I don’t like her anymore, I love her.”

Bermuda froze as he suddenly felt the room turn dark! Beads of sweat ran up his face as his eyes widened and his eyebrows raised! “L-LOVE?!?!?!!!”

“I mean, saying I don’t like her anymore is a bit of a bad choice of words. As I like her, I really do, I just happen to like her more than anything or anyone else.”

“Th-This is bad!!!! I gotta warn Phoebe!!!”

“Okay!” Goko said as she turned to the group, “There’s two bedrooms! A boys room, and a girls room! The springs are actually just around the hall from where our rooms are!”

“Sounds good,” Dai said with a smile, “Let's get going!”

“Yeah! I can’t wait to relax!” Shinko said as she stretched her arms over her head. As the group headed through the building Goko came to Bintaro’s side as she whispered,

“You know, there is a couples room, I could go and get it if you’d like.”

“Hm?” He responded, “Oh, uh, are you sure?”

“I don’t mind, it’s not like we haven’t slept in the same room before.”

“Yeah, that’s true.” He responded before he began to think, “Honestly, I don’t mind staying in the boys room.”

“What? Are you sure?!”

“Yeah,” he said with a smile, “I’ve kinda been wanting to get to know Dai a little more, and this way you can get to know Hayasaegata-San a little better.”

“Yeah, that makes sense.”

“Besides,” he said as he looked to the back of Phoebe’s head, “I can’t really explain it, but Phoebe seems really down. I don’t know why. You should maybe talk to her.”

“Hm,” she responded as she looked over at Phoebe, “She does seem rather quiet. She’s normally all over me whenever we hang out.”

“Okay,” he said, “Besides, if I like it here, then maybe we can get the couples room another time, okay?”

“Okay,” she said with a smile as they approached their rooms. Goko then handed Bintaro a folded envelope which held the keys to the room. “Alright! Here’s yours! There should be two of them in there!”


“Well,” she said as she handed off the keys to Shinko who went and unlocked the door, “I should get going.”

“Yeah,” he responded,

“Yeah,” she replied as she closed her eyes and leaned forward a bit while presenting her lips,

“Ah-! W-Wait-“

“What’s wrong?” She asked as she opened her eyes,

“Right now?!” He asked as he looked around, “What if someone sees us?!”

She sighed before saying, “I guess you’re right, we can wait until later.”

“Okay,” he responded as he backed up to open the door only to bump into the wall. He gave a soft scream before turning and trying to open the door. “Dammit!!! There’s no doorknob!!!”

“You should try using the key,” Dai said as he opens the envelope and took out the key, “Even so, these doors aren’t like that,” he unlocked the door before sliding it to the side, “They’re old and traditional.”

“Wow~!” Bintaro said with a gasp as his eyes sparkled, “I didn’t know doors could open like that!”

“They’ve opened like that in Japan for years,” he responded with a chuckle, “Didn’t you know?”

“What?! No!”

“That’s alright,” He said as he walked into the room followed by Bermuda. Bintaro then followed after them before he turned and slid the door shut. Goko only chuckled as she folded her arms and shook her head. He was a goofball, but he was HER goofball. As she turned and entered her room she looked at Shinko as she pulled a few bottles out of her bags.

“Alright! After we enjoy the time in the springs tonight the three of us are gonna party!”

“Oh dear…” Goko said with a soft chuckle,

How It’s Going

Phoebe got a rather quick headstart as she came to the outdoor springs and quickly sat in the water. She winced as the water then touched the bruise on her arm. She moved over to a small corner where she sat and clenched onto her arm. She shuttered before her body then slowly began to relax. She flinched as she turned to the door from the building as Goko and Shinko walked in. “You got a rather early start,” Goko said as she got into the water followed by Shinko, “I was kinda worried about you.”

“Oh, uh, no, I’m fine. I was just a bit excited.” She said as Goko and Shinko then came and sat beside her. Shinko let out a sigh of relief as she leaned back and rested her elbows up on the rocky edge of the springs.

“I REALLY needed this…” She said, “This was a great idea…!”

“It was all Phoebe’s idea.” Goko responded,

“Well it was a good one!” Shinko said with a smile,

“Thanks…” Phoebe responded,

“By the way, Phoebe, are you okay?” Goko asked her, “You’ve been a bit off.”

“Off? What do you mean off?”

“You’re just kinda quiet, did something happen?”

“No, everything’s-“

“Oh my god!” She with a gasp as she caught a glimpse of her bruise, “What happened?!” She then did her best to try and move Phoebe’s hand,

“Nothing happened-“

“That Guy who came with you,” Shinko said as she looked at Phoebe’s bruise as well, “Is he beating you?”

“What? No! He’s not-“

“Then what happened?!” Goko asked,

“Nothing happened!” She said as she pulled away from Goko, “I just-“ after a moment's pause she said, “I just fell out of bed this morning.”

“Wait, really…?” Goko asked,

“Yeah! I just had a bad dream!”

“What was it about?”

“Um…” She paused as she began to think. “How I-“


“Well…” Her face turned red as she slowly turned to Goko. She quickly changed the subject before saying, “It was how I’d never be able to do this again!!!” With a grin she then quickly latched both of her hands onto Goko’s breasts.

“Eh-Wh-What?! No!!!” Goko said with a shriek,

“Come on!!! It’s been so long since I’ve touched them!!!” She said as she moved closer to Goko and squeezed them, “They’re still so soft!!!” She then turned to Shinko and asked, “Hey, wanna feel?!”

“What?! No! Don’t do that! They’re not even your-“ Goko then made a soft moan as Shinko grabbed onto her breasts from behind, “Sh-Shinko!!!”

“Wow! They are pretty soft, and big too! What’s your Cup Size?!”

“Wh-Why does that matter?!”

“I’ll tell you mine if you tell me yours~!” Shinko replied as she pressed her own breasts up against Goko’s back.

“I-I-I-I-“ she then turned to Phoebe as she said, “Phoebe! You should go first!!!”

“What do you mean? You mean tell her my cup size?”


“Oh, well, I’m 87 centimeters, so that’s about an E Cup.”

“What?! Really?!” Shinko asked as she let go of Goko’s breasts, “You’re so lucky! I'm so jealous!”

“What? Really? You’re jealous?” Phoebe asked with a chuckle,

“Yeah! I’m only a C Cup!” She then paused before saying, “Hmmm, although, I do think they grew recently. However, my regular bras fit just fine, so I assumed I was still a C Cup! I’m about 83 centimeters!”

“Oh! Wow!” Phoebe said, “But man, if you should be jealous of anyone it’s Goko! Her boobs are absolutely huge!”

“L-Lets not draw any attention to my chest now…” Goko said a bit embarrassed,

“Why not?! You were the bustiest girl in school, even now you’re still the bustiest girl I know!”

“Y-You probably don’t watch many adult videos then!”

“So what size are you then?” Shinko asked,

“I-I don’t wanna talk about this!!!” Goko said as she hid her red face in her hands,

“Come on! It’s not like we’ll tell anyone!” Phoebe said,

“I-“ Goko replied before saying, “I-I-I’m a G Cup, and I’m 109 centimeters…!”

“What?!” Shinko responded rather loudly,

“You’ve gotten a lot bigger than I remember!!!” Phoebe added,

“W-Well, th-they just grew recently so-“

“Do you think they’ll get any bigger?”

“No, I don’t think so, I’m already so old, I just think they’ll stop.”

“Yeah, maybe.”

“Wait! Now I’m curious!!!” Shinko said with a gasp,

“About what?” Goko replied,

“Do you know how big Bintaro is?!”

“What do you mean?”

“You know what I mean,” Shinko replied as she looked into Goko’s eyes with a grin. After a moment Goko’s face started to boil a red hot color.

“Ah-I-No!!! I-I’m not thinking about that right now!!!”

“Mhmm, you sure?”

“Y-Yeah! I’m sure!!!”

“How big do you want him to be?” Phoebe asked,

“I-I-I don’t know!!! I don’t care!!! I-I don’t-I’m not!!!” She growled before saying, “I’M NOT THINKING ABOUT HIM IN THAT WAY YET!!!”

“Okay, but if you had to guess?” Shinko asked,


“WAIT!!! YOU SAW IT?!??!!!!!” Phoebe and Shinko screamed in unison,



“YES! I-“ She then paused. Shinko was human, and didn’t know that Goko was a Kaiju, or that Bintaro was an alien. So Goko had no clue how she’d tell the story of how she and Bintaro met to her, or to any human. “Um…it’s a long story,” she began, “Maybe we should go back to our rooms and pop open those drinks that Shinko brought.”

“Woah…” Shinko said in shock, “It must be JUICY!!!” She then stood up and said, “LETS GO!!!”

The girls eventually made it back to their rooms where they got into some robes and sat on the floor around a small table. Shinko popped open the first drink and poured it into some glasses that had been set out in the room by a coffee maker. “Okay,” Shinko said as she picked up her glass and looked at Goko, “How did it all go down?”

“Yeah,” Phoebe said, “I don’t think you’ve ever told me this story either.”

“Well, uh…” Goko said as she began to take a drink. After finishing her glass she said, “Okay, so, I was just kinda minding my own business at home, and then-“

Boys Room

“So how does this game work?” Bintaro asked as he looked to the gameboard Dai had set on the small table on the floor,

“It’s very simple,” Dai said as he pulled out two bags before setting them down. “You take a stone, and you place it on the board at an intersection.” He reached in one of the bags and pulled out a black stone and placed it on the board. “Like that.”

“Hmm, okay.” Bintaro responded as he rubbed his chin with his finger,

“You do that back and forth, until you capture a territory! Territory is empty intersections that are bordered by the stones of your color. Each empty intersection that is completely surrounded is worth one point, so the more territory you surround-“

“The more points you get.” Bintaro said finishing Dai’s sentence,

“Yeah! Exactly!”

“Seems easy enough,” Bermuda replied,

“You can lose a point however if you put a stone inside your territory. Next, stones of the same color on immediately adjacent points are said to be connected, or joined. The connection can be horizontal or vertical.”

“What about diagonally?” Bintaro asked as he pointed his finger in a diagonal direction,

“No, you can’t do that.” Dai responded as he shook his head, “You can also capture your opponent's stones. Connect your stones together to capture them! To do this simply fill all the adjacent points around your player's pieces to capture them. Once captured, remove them from the board and keep them in a separate pile.”

“And how do you win?”

“By capturing all the territory.”

“Makes sense,” Bintaro said as he cracked his knuckles, “Alright, let’s play.”

Girls Room

“Okay!!! Be real with us!!!” Shinko said to Phoebe as she slammed her glass down on the table in a drunk state. “That Guy that came with you!!! Is he your boyfriend?!?!?!!!”

“WHA?!?!!!! NO!!!” Phoebe responded, being rather drunk herself, “HE’S GROSS!!! HE’S NOT EVEN MY TYPE!!!!”

“Bintaro called me a good girl on my birthday.” Goko said also quite drunk herself. Her drunk voice was somewhat soft and had a soft growl to it, “Since then he hasn’t called me a good girl once. He wouldn’t even kiss me before we split up today.”

“GIIIIIIIRRRRRRLLLLLL!!!!” Shinko spoke, “You gotta be more aggressive!!! You got to let him KNOW you want to be kissed!!! LET HIM KNOW that you’re a good girl!!!” She grabbed onto the collar of Goko’s robe and said, “You just gotta look him in the eyes and tell him how much of a bad girlfriend you’ve been, understand?!?!!!!! Then he’ll tell you you’re a good girl…!!!!”

“Yeah, but what if it doesn’t work?”


“My tongue…?”


“Oh my gooooood….” Goko replied as she fell onto her back and began to reminisce, “He’s such a good kisser…”

Boys Room

“Hmmm…” Bintaro hummed as he examined the game board and rubbed his chin.

“I think he’s got you,” Bermuda said softly over Bintaro’s shoulder,

“No, not quite yet, let me think…”

“So, Bintaro, Messuhara tells me you’re a pilot.” Dai said,

“You could say that,” he replied, “I work with a Scientific Defense team.”

“Ah, the SSSJPDS?”

“That’s the one,” he responded, “Even before that, my mind was trained to be only the highest of the highly super elite. I just so happen to also be good at flying aircraft.”

“That’s nice!”

“It is…” He said as he began to trail off as he examined the stones closer.

“And what do you do?” Dai asked as he turned to Bermuda,

“Hm?!” Bermuda responded as he perked up, “Oh! I uh…” He paused as he began to think, “I guess, I live with Phoebe.”

“Oh, are you her boyfriend?”

“Tch!” He scoffed as he folded his arms, “Of course not! I just keep her house clean.”

“Ah, I see.”

Girls Room

The room was quiet for a moment before Shinko then screamed, “ALRIGHT!!! FINE!!! I CAN'T TAKE IT!!!” She leaned forward and rested her face in her hands, “I LOVE HIM!!!!”

“Huh?! Love who?!” Phoebe responded,


“Who’s him?!?!?!!!”

“Ya know…HIM!!!”

“WHO’S HIM?!?!?!!!”

“What’s his name?” Goko asked,

“Ultimate Man Space!”

This response caused Goko to slightly sober up, “Wait…wha…?”

“OH MY GOD I’M SUCH A FREAK!!!” Shinko cried,

“What do you mean?!” Phoebe asked,

“It’s hard to explain…!!!! B-But basically…!!” Shinko began before she looked up to Goko and Phoebe with tears in her eyes, “I’m an Exomacrosexual…!”

“A wha….?” Phoebe asked with visible confusion

“UGHHHHH!!!!” Shinko groaned as she threw herself back onto the ground, “IT’S THIS GENRE OF ADULT VIDEOS USUALLY DEPICTING A GIANT HERO OR HEROINE AND THEY’RE USUALLY ALIENS!!!! I’M ONLY ATTRACTED TO GIANT ALIEN MEN!!!” She then began to sob. Goko slowly inhaled as she began to take another drink. She REALLY needed to process this. “I think it all stems from the fact that I’m so tall!!! I’m 182.9 centimeters for God’s sake!!!!”

Goko then nearly spat out her drink, “YOU’RE TALLER THAN BINTARO?!?!?!!!” She asked, her soft whisper-growly voice raising to a yelly-growly voice,

“I-“ She sniffles before saying, “I also think it’s because of my childhood!!!”

“What do you mean?” Phoebe asked,

“When I was a little girl, Gochi-Ohko and Ptlitranodon attacked my home village!!! It was a small village and after the attack it doesn’t show up on the map!!! I begged and cried for a God to come and save us but nobody came and pretty soon I was an orphan!!! I guess….” She wiped her nose and tears as she said, “When I discovered those videos and stuff, I guess I felt some kind of comfort knowing that there was someone who could save me!!! I didn’t think it would happen until one day Ultimate Man Space just showed up!!!”

Phoebe and Goko felt like crying. Goko then said, “Those damn Kaiju!!!”

“I AGREE!!! WE SHOULD DESTROY THEM!!!!” Phoebe added

Boys Room

“Hey, I think I saw a vending machine in the lobby, do you guys want anything?” Bintaro asked,

“Hmmm,” Dai responded, “If they have any Ma-Oh Drinks I’ll have one!”

“What’s that?”

“It’s this Iced Coffee drink, if anything it’s more like Coffee flavored Milk! It’s rather sweet, and some brands are even made with ingredients that’ll help you sleep!”

“Oh, uh, yeah sure.” Bintaro said as he got onto his feet, “You want anything Bermuda?”

“I’m fine, thanks.” Bermuda said as he sat cross legged looking out the large doors, over the patio, and out at the moon.

“Hm…okay then,” he then turned and opened the door to the room before walking out and closing it. He paid no attention to the soft shushing and giggling coming from the girls room. He moved down the hall and to the lobby where he found the vending machine. He reached into pocket and pulled out some change before he looked around at everything. “Ah, there it is.” He said as he then found the brand of coffee that Dai was talking about. After getting a few bottles he began to walk back to his room. He then froze when he saw Goko standing in the middle of the hallway with her head down. “Oh, Messuhara-San, I didn’t think I’d-“

“Hey…” She said in her soft-growly voice, “I’ve got something to say to you.” She then began to approach him before she then stopped at his feet. “I’ve been a bad girl…”

“….uh, what?”

“I’ve been a bad girl…”

“Okay….? What do you mean by that?”


“Are you feeling okay?” He asked, “Your face looks kinda red.” She then grabbed onto his jacket and pulled him down towards her. She then forced her lips against his and gave him a rather aggressive kiss. A kiss so aggressive, in fact, that she then slid her tongue into his mouth. His face kinda twisted as a soft hue painted his face. Before he knew it she was gone! Dashed back into her room. He turned to the door as he heard a muffled scream.

“I JUST DID THAT!!!!” She screamed from behind the door,

“WHAT?!?!!! FOR REAL?!?!?!!!” The other girls screamed,

“Hm…” Bintaro responded before he then rose and went back into his own shared room. He slid the door shut and then just stood there for a while.

“Everything okay?” Dai asked, “I think I heard you talking to someone.”

“Hm? Yeah, yeah, I’m fine, just talking to Messuhara-San.”

Girls Room

“Ssssssoooooooo Phoebe…” Shinko said as she leaned on the table, “How come you don hava boyfrien? Huh? Yur so pre’y…”

“She’s had lots, she’s just broken up with all of them.” Goko replied,

“Wha…?! N-No…! Some of ‘em broke up with me…!” Phoebe said,

“We go’a gechyu a neuan…!” Shinko replied,

“I don wan one…!” Phoebe said as she folded her arms before laying down on them on the table, “I’m’n luv wif sumone else…”

“You always say that,” Goko said, “You never tell me who it is and as far as I know you’ve never confessed to them.”

“Y’know wha Goko, maybe iz jus hard…” Phoebe said as she began to curl up a bit, “I dunno wha’ll happen, and I’m scared…”

“Honestly, if you just confess-“

Phoebe clenched her fists before slamming her hands on the table and standing up, “SHUT UP GOKO!!! YOU DONT UNDERSTAND!!!”

“Wha-“ Goko said now a bit frozen with terror, “I-I didn’t mean-“

“YOU DIDN’T MEAN WHAT?!?!?!!!!! MY LIFE ISNT EASY LIKE YOURS WHERE I CAN JUST GET WITH THE ONE I LOVE WHENEVER I WANT!!!!” She then turned and stormed out of the bedroom.

Boys Room

Bintaro laid on one of the futons on the ground alone in the bedroom. Dai stepped outside to take a call with his mother, and Bermuda, he presumed, had gone to the springs. He continued to look at the ceiling, and responded with “Oh, hey.” As he heard the door open and close. He blinked for a moment and opened his eyes to see Phoebe on top of him. “Oh, Phoebe..uh-“


“Are you okay? Your face is kinda re-“



“YOU!!! YOU!!!! I HATE YOU!!!! YOU TOOK EVERYTHING FROM ME!!!” She screamed as tears began to fall from her eyes and onto his face, “EVERYTHING!!! DO YOU HEAR ME?!?!?!!! ALL OF IT!!!” She began to shake as she began to lower herself down and curl into a ball, “Hanabi….Goko….you took them all from me…I can’t even tell Goko I love her, because I can’t even tell her I’m bisexual…and Hanabi….I’m never going to be able to see her face again….I can’t get her back…”

“I wonder…” Bintaro thought to himself, “Who’s, Hanabi…?”

“I’m alone…I’m so so alone…I’m always going to be alone…”

“Hey, don’t say that.” Bintaro said as he did his best to sit up and pet the back of her head, “You have me, you have Messuhara-San, and everyone else who came here today.”

“No…you’ll all leave…”

“I-“ He then sighed as he then laid back and looked at the ceiling, “She’s heavy…” After a few moments he turned to the door as Bermuda walked in.

“Hm? Phoebe?”

“She just kinda came in like this.” Bintaro replied,

“I see,” he then walked over to Phoebe and helped her to her feet, “You smell bad, did you eat something rotten? You look tired, let’s get you to bed.” He then helped her out of the boys room and across the hall to the girls room. He went to open the door when Phoebe then latched onto him and buried her head in his chest. “What’s up?”

“Don’t ever leave me…okay?”

“I…uh,” he swallowed before saying, “Yeah sure.”

“Thank you…this was a good idea…”

“Oh, uhhh, yeah, sure.”

“I don’t hate you…” She replied as she looked into his eyes. He inhaled sharply to see her large beady eyes. “I swear to drunk I’m not God…”

“Uh, what?”

“You’re kinda cute…” She then stood on her toes and planted a kiss on his lips causing Bermuda to kinda freak out. As she pulled away from him everything began to sink in. She inhaled sharply as she looked up at him. “I-I-I-“

“Uh…what was tha-“

“SHUT UP!!! DON'T LOOK AT ME!!!” She said as she broke away from him before escaping into the bedroom.

Bermuda’s eye twitched as he touched his bottom lip. He scoffed as he said, “WH-WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?!?!?!?!!!”

Girls Room

Eventually the night began to wind down and the girls laid on their respective futons asleep. Goko rolled onto her side to see the back of Phoebe’s head. “Phoebe…?” She groaned, “Are you awake…?”


“Are you okay…?”

“No…I’m sorry I yelled at you…”

“About what…?” Goko asked with a yawn,



“I lied…” Phoebe said as she rolled over and faced Goko, “I lied, okay…?” She said as she began to tear up,

“About what…?”

“This stupid bruise…! I didn’t fall out of bed, I got it at work…!”

“What…?” Goko responded as she rubbed her eyes to give Phoebe her full attention,

“There was this guy, and he was complaining about how he couldn’t get his food and beer fast enough and then-“

“So he hurt you…?”

“Yeah…” Phoebe said, “I didn’t want to say anything, but-“

“Is this the first time or-“

“No…” she responded as she wiped her tears, “No, sometimes it’s other guys, sometimes other girls, and I’m just so sick of being treated like this all because I’m-“ She then froze, “I’m…”

“It’s okay.” Goko said as she reached out and grabbed onto Phoebe’s hand, “Sometimes work can be scary,” she smiled as she said, “The actual story of how Bintaro and I met was kinda crazy. The miners near my cave accidentally dug through a barrier I set up and hit me in the face with a bulldozer.”

“Ow…” Phoebe responded with a soft giggle,

“Yeah…it’s scary, however, I knew that even if I hadn’t met Bintaro, I’d still have you to talk to about things. You’re my best friend, and you’ve always found ways to make me feel strong and special.”


“Don’t be afraid to tell me when things get scary, okay?”

“Yeah, okay…”

“Gaaahhh…Ultimate Man Space…” Shinko groaned in her sleep,

Goko and Phoebe giggled before Phoebe said, “Do you think it’s weird she’s got a thing for him?”

“Not really, as long as no one tells her the truth about him it’ll be fine.”

Boys Room

Bermuda laid on the futon with his hands behind his head. His eye twitched as he continued to gaze up at the ceiling. “Hey, Big Brother.”

“Hm…?” Bintaro groaned,

“I can’t sleep.”

“That sucks…leave me alone…”

“Can I at least ask you something?”

After a long dull groan Bintaro responded, “What is it…?”

“Metsuha, you…” he then paused before saying, “You really care about her, right?“


“I don’t know,” he responded, “I was just thinking.”

“Well, do it quieter,” Bintaro said as he yawned and rolled onto his other side, “I'm trying to sleep.”


The Lobby

The following morning the group met up in the lobby with the girls laying about the couches each with a splitting headache. “You guys okay?” Bintaro asked,

“We drank too much…” Phoebe groaned,

“My head hurts…” Goko moaned on the verge of tears,

“Hangovers suck…!” Shinko replied,

“Oh, wow.” Bintaro responded. Once the girls were well enough they got up and the group eventually checked out and went their separate ways. On their way home Bintaro hesitated before he said, “Hey, Messuhara-San, I wanted to ask you something.”

“Ask me something…? Like what?”

“Well…Phoebe came into our room last night, rather upset. She mentioned someone named Hanabi. I was wondering who that was.”

Goko froze before saying, “She told you about Hanabi?”

“She just said I took Hanabi from her, that was it.”

“Oh…” Goko responded, “Hanabi is a sore spot for Phoebe…I don’t know if I should be the one telling you.”

“That’s fine, I’ll probably ask Phoebe.”

“Um, no, that’s not a good idea, Phoebe barely talks about her.”

“Why what happened?”

Goko took a deep breath before saying, “You can’t tell anyone that I told you, not even Phoebe.”

“Okay, I promise.”

“Okay…so…a while ago, I think a little after we graduated, Phoebe ended up getting pregnant. Anyways, she laid an egg, and was really excited to have a baby, and she named the egg Hanabi as she figured it was a girl. Anyways, she was gone one day and some hikers discovered her nest. The moment she came back she found the egg had been destroyed, it was blown to pieces with their guns. She eventually tracked them down and killed them. Since then, Phoebe has hated humans, and she swore to never get close to anyone again, she even swore off having anymore children.” 

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