Chapter 1:

Golden Pair

Golden Souls

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Hi!! RAY here, when I came up with this story, this chapter was not a part of it, I had no plans for Romance, but later I thought that it'd make it better, and thus, this chapter was created.Bookmark here

I'm really excited to write this, in fact, this is the first time I'm writing a novel, I hope that y'all will like it, please comment your opinions.Bookmark here

This story is set in Japan, but I'm not gonna follow the usual Japanese way of dialogue/talking, I mean Japanese usually call each other by their last names and use honorifics (like -chan, -senpai, -sensei, -Kun, -san, and many more).Bookmark here

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She wandered erratically on the nearly empty right-wing of the fifth floor of Chiba General Hospital, the floor reserved for emergencies.Bookmark here

She stopped as she saw a blue-haired boy, who looked about her age, eight. She stared at the boy for a while, then she ran towards the boy, as he stood still looking out of the window. She then hugged him from behind purely out of instincts.Bookmark here

"What's your name?" she asked as she held him around her hands tightly.Bookmark here

"I'm Haru Masuda. And you?"Bookmark here

"I'm Serena Ito," she whispered.Bookmark here

Though her hug was warm and comforting to an already depressed Haru, he wondered why a stranger would hug him, "Why are you hugging me?" he asked.Bookmark here

She realized that she hugged him from behind and she turned rose-red as she released him. "I'm sorry."Bookmark here

When she released him, Haru felt that she was indeed special and distinct, he felt this way even though he hadn't seen her face yet. He probably waited for her to come into his life without even knowing, he certainly knew that she was a benevolent person. "No problem," Haru said in response to Serena, "I sense a unique aura from you."Bookmark here

"Aura? What does that mean?" she asked as she stared at Haru who looked phenomenally cool as the rays of the evening golden sun shined upon him through the window.Bookmark here

Haru turned around revealing his face to Serena. Serena started to stare at Haru's ocean blue eyes, he smiled at her, his smile was a seraphic one.Bookmark here

"Uh, I don't know how to describe it, but if I had to use a color to describe people, I'd use Grey or Blue for almost everyone, but for you, it's Golden," Haru said.Bookmark here

"Why Golden?"Bookmark here

"I don't know, sixth sense!"Bookmark here

"I sense something different from you too, and it puts me to ease," she said as she smiled. "And I guess, I would use Golden for you too."Bookmark here

"Anyways, why are you here?"Bookmark here

"My dad had a little accident on the highway."Bookmark here

"I'm sorry," Haru said.Bookmark here

"Hey, it's a little one, we found a blood donor in time," Serena said.Bookmark here

"That's great."Bookmark here

"There were too many people on the left wing to visit my dad, I get nervous when I'm with strangers, and I didn't feel like staying in my room either, so I kinda escaped from there."Bookmark here

"You sure are not nervous around me," Haru said, "you don't hug people when you're nervous around them, right?"Bookmark here

"I'm rather comfortable around you," Serena said, "and I think I want you to be my boyfriend."Bookmark here

"Huh? What are you telling? I'm only eight."Bookmark here

"I'm eight too!! When's your birthday?"Bookmark here

"March 26th."Bookmark here

"Mine's March 28th, I guess that makes our wedding day March 27th," Serena said, she looked at Haru's eyes and smiled.Bookmark here

"What are you talking about?"Bookmark here

"C'mon! I thought you felt the same way as I did."Bookmark here

"Why do you want me so bad?"Bookmark here

"Well, there are two reasons, the first one, my elder brother has a girlfriend and also my parents are probably fine with me having one," Serena said, "the second reason is that I love you."Bookmark here

"Love me! Why?"Bookmark here

"Because I feel a connection between us, I wandered here like I was looking for something, and I was looking for you."Bookmark here

Haru looked at Serena in the eyes and smiled. "I guess I do feel a connection between us, to be honest, I think I was waiting for you."Bookmark here

"What brings you here?" Serena asked.Bookmark here

"My sister should be born soon, maybe tomorrow, but looks like it's not a normal delivery, my mother's in the ICU."Bookmark here

"I'm sure everything will be alright."Bookmark here

"Yeah, these doctors here are skilled," he said, not looking up the floor.Bookmark here

"Is something wrong?"Bookmark here

"My dad left after lunch telling me he wouldn't be back till evening, he looked really worried," Haru said, "my mom's been alone in the ICU since morning."Bookmark here

Serena gripped Haru's hands and sprinted to her room in the left-wing of the floor. The room was more lavish than the one Haru and his dad were provided with, this one had a TV and a console so that Serena could pass time while she was left alone in the room.Bookmark here

In the Chiba General Hospital, at a costly price, families were provided with rooms for families to stay in when the patient is in the ICU and other hospital rooms where they are treated, generally only the rich used them. Curious, Haru wondered why she was left all alone. Why her mother wasn't there in the room provided for their family?Bookmark here

"You're thinking why I'm alone in this big room, right?Bookmark here

"Yeah, and do you read minds?"Bookmark here

"My mother's with my dad in the treatment room, he had a severe blood loss," Serena said.Bookmark here

"And I do read minds, actually only yours," Serena whispered in his ears as she brushed past Haru to take the controller for the game.Bookmark here

Haru was not sure if she was serious, he was bewildered. How could Serena read his mind? Does she know his mind? Or was he just easy to understand for her?Bookmark here

"You're easy to read, at least for me," Serena said, handing the controller she was holding to Haru. She took another controller for herself, she noticed that Haru wasn't feeling so great, he was staring at his hands, his eyes looked down. "You're gonna get nothing from being upset, everything will be alright, I promise that, and now let's play a game."Bookmark here

"Alright, what are we playing?"Bookmark here

"Dragon Time, it's a USB flash drive game, meaning you can connect the USB to the TV and the controller and you can directly start playing them."Bookmark here

Haru noticed that Serena had already connected the USB to the TV, she probably connected it even before she brought him here. They started playing, and they'd played for three hours straight without noticing the time. Bookmark here

There was a knock at the door and the door slowly opened, it was a woman who looked like she was in her mid-thirties and had facial features very similar to that of Serena's.Bookmark here

"Serena, who's the cute boy?" the woman asked.Bookmark here

"Welcome back mother, he's Haru, my boyfriend."Bookmark here

"Boyfriend?" Haru mumbled with a perplexed look.Bookmark here

"Darling, do you not love me?" Serena asked, looking at the floor.Bookmark here

"Serena, I do love you, I'm sure of it." Haru instantly declared, his words caused both Serena and her mother to smile.Bookmark here

"Very cute, you two are," Mrs. Ito said, "what's your name? I'm Hitomi Ito."Bookmark here

"I'm Haru Masuda."Bookmark here

Mrs. Ito was anxious, it was about half an hour past eight in the night, she was wondering where Haru's parents were.Bookmark here

"Where are your parents?" Mrs. Ito asked.Bookmark here

"Well, my mother's pregnant and she's in the ICU, they wouldn't allow me in there, and my dad left in the afternoon telling there was an emergency."Bookmark here

Hitomi was concerned, "Did your father tell you to stay somewhere or something?"Bookmark here

"My dad did tell a hospital attendant to look after me, the attendant said I could go anywhere on this floor as long as I'm not causing trouble."Bookmark here

"But when your dad comes back wouldn't he be worried that you're missing?"Bookmark here

"Don't worry, I do have a phone he'd call me when he's back," Haru said as he patted on the left pocket of his black trousers which had the phone."Bookmark here

"Okay, then," Hitomi said, "Everyone has left, Serena, let's go visit your dad and introduce your boyfriend."Bookmark here

Haru turned beet red upon hearing the word "boyfriend".Bookmark here

"Let's go visit my dad, Haru," Serena said.Bookmark here

Haru nodded and Serena held his hand and led him to her father's room along with her mother. Haru was taken to a hospital room which was more like a hotel suite, it was as lavish as the room which was given to Hitomi and Serena. Serena kind of expected Haru to be surprised at the lavishness of her father's hospital room but little did she know that Haru was wealthy as well and he wouldn't be stunned by these little things.Bookmark here

"Who's the little man?" Mr. Ito asked as he lifted his back to sit on the bed he earlier was lying on.Bookmark here

Serena wrapped her arms around Haru and said, "he's the love of my life."Bookmark here

"Are you sure about that?" Mr. Ito asked.Bookmark here

"Yeah, dad."Bookmark here

"Have you heard of Hito Group?" Mr. Ito asked looking at Haru.Bookmark here

"Yes."Bookmark here

"I'm Hikaru Ito, the president of Hito Group. Being with my daughter can be pretty rough," he said in a demanding tone. Hikaru could see the affection his daughter had for the boy and it was pretty clear to him that they both deeply liked each other just by taking a short glimpse at them.Bookmark here

"Yeah, I know, I've heard of Hikaru Ito, you are the second richest person in Japan, right?"Bookmark here

"Yeah, that's me," Hikaru grinned like a Cheshire cat, "anyways, what's your name?"Bookmark here

"I'm Haru Masuda."Bookmark here

"Masuda, huh?" Hikaru said while being hit with nostalgia upon hearing Haru's surname.Bookmark here

"Hikaru, are you remembering Asahi?" Hitomi asked.Bookmark here

"Wouldn't it be funny if he said his dad was Asahi?" Hikaru said jokingly.Bookmark here

"My dad's name is Asahi," Haru said with a demanding look.Bookmark here

"You're kidding!!!" Hikaru and Hitomi said at once.Bookmark here

"Of course I'm not."Bookmark here

Haru's phone rang, it was his father, Haru picked it up, his father worriedly asked, "Haru, where are you? Are you okay?"Bookmark here

"I'm alright dad, I'm in the left-wing," Haru said. Serena whispered to Haru, "If you're going to go back, can you ask your father if I can come with you?"Bookmark here

"Dad, can I introduce my friend to you?" Haru asked. His dad replied, "Yeah, sure, come back to our room quickly."Bookmark here

"Okay, I have to go back to my dad, can Serena come with me?" Haru asked looking at Hitomi's eyes.Bookmark here

"Yeah, sure, but I'll join you both."Bookmark here

Haru, Serena, and Hitomi went to Haru and his father's room in the right-wing, leaving Hikaru behind in his hospital room. The room's door was open and Asahi was standing in front of the door waiting for his son to come back, Asahi was a tall raven-haired man, Asahi got a little startled at the sight of Hitomi, she sure did look familiar to Asahi's eyes. Hitomi was shocked too at the sight of Asahi.Bookmark here

"Hi...Hitomi?"Bookmark here

"Asahi!!! You idiot!!!" Hitomi exclaimed.Bookmark here

"How have you been?"Bookmark here

Haru and Serena were confused at this and looked at each other in the eyes. Hitomi turned to Haru and said, "Your dad's an idiot, he had us so worried for ages."Bookmark here

"Dad, what did you do?" Haru asked, his eyes were shooting daggers at Asahi.Bookmark here

"I didn't do anything."Bookmark here

"Exactly, you couldn't write us back, we wrote hundreds of letters, hundreds of emails, we got not one response, we were so worried about you."Bookmark here

"Excuse me, but I and Haru are completely clueless, you got some explaining to do," Serena said.Bookmark here

"Yeah, he sure has lots of explaining to do, well, I have known Asahi and Hikaru for as long as I can remember, we were great friends, during our second year in high school, Asahi left Osaka and never contacted us again." Hitomi shed a tear looking at Asahi, "Idiot, you had us seriously worried, why wouldn't you contact us?"Bookmark here

"Well, Hitomi," Asahi looked at the floor, right after that his eyes were filled with tears, few drops of the tears fell on the floor. "It was just two days after we reached Tokyo, she left the world and made me an orphan, my mental state was a mess, I couldn't bring myself to talk to anyone."Bookmark here

Hitomi embraced Asahi. "We never knew that, but we knew there was something wrong, I'm sorry."Bookmark here

"Mom," Serena shouted, glaring at Hitomi.Bookmark here

Hitomi frightened by Serena, shoved Asahi who was being held by her. "What happened, dear?"Bookmark here

"You can't hug Haru's dad like that, Daddy wouldn't like it."Bookmark here

"Serena, there was nothing wrong in that, and Daddy wouldn't be angry about that," Hitomi said.Bookmark here

"Whatever the case, I'd hate any girl who'd hug my Haru."Bookmark here

Stunned by what Serena said, Asahi flinched a step back. "My Haru?"Bookmark here

"That's right father, he's my boyfriend," Serena said.Bookmark here

Bewildered at what he had just heard, did she call me father? Asahi questioned himself. "What? My son's just a kid. Even if you're Hitomi's daughter, I can't allow it, he's emotionally fragile" he turned to Hitomi, "say something to your daughter."Bookmark here

"There's no way I'd separate them, Serena's generally scared of people but she took a liking to someone, I can't say "no" to her, especially when she's making my dream come true."Bookmark here

"Wha...what?" Asahi sighed, "maybe, you're right, Haru's kinda like that too, he has no real friends, all of them just use him and they don't care about him at all, and unlike them, Haru is kind to everyone."Bookmark here

"Thanks for understanding, Asahi, I'm really glad it's your son that she chose."Bookmark here

"Haru, are you sure about this?" Asahi whined.Bookmark here

"I'm sure that I love Serena," Haru said. Haru's statement took Serena's breath away, Serena caressed Haru's back in awe. Looking at them Asahi had to admit that they were cute.Bookmark here

Asahi already knew that Hikaru and Hitomi were married, after all his best friend, Hikaru, was the second richest in the country and was very famous, Hikaru was also a prize for the paparazzi for being a young billionaire. "How's Hikaru?" Asahi asked.Bookmark here

"He had a little accident earlier, but he's alright."Bookmark here

"He's here? Then let's go meet him," Asahi sounded very excited to meet his pal.Bookmark here

"Mom, while you have your little reunion, me and Haru are will finish the game we started, is that alright?"Bookmark here

"Yeah, sure," Hitomi said.Bookmark here

Haru and Serena went on to play, and Hitomi took Asahi to Hikaru's hospital room. Hikaru was completely dumbfounded at the sight of Asahi.Bookmark here

"Asahi, how are you?" Hikaru asked.Bookmark here

"I'm good," Asahi broke down, he went on to hug Hikaru who was sitting on the bed. "I'm sorry for not responding."Bookmark here

"It's okay, Asahi, but what happened?"Bookmark here

"I wasn't myself after my mother died, I went crazy, a lady named Haruno took me in her orphanage, she and my wife saved me from my trauma."Bookmark here

"Glad that you're doing alright now," Hikaru said.Bookmark here

"Asahi, I heard from Haru that your wife is pregnant."Bookmark here

"Yeah, earlier the doctor told me that my baby girl is due tomorrow."Bookmark here

Asahi's phone which was in silent mode vibrated, he got a call from the doctor who was in charge of Maya, Asahi's wife, the doctor told him to come by the ICU as soon as possible.Bookmark here

"It was the doctor, he asked me to see him, I'm going to go with Haru."Bookmark here

"I'll come along with you," Hitomi said.Bookmark here

"I would like to go with ya but I can't walk right now."Bookmark here

Outside the ICU, looking at Hitomi and Serena, the doctor asked, "who are they?"Bookmark here

"They are friends."Bookmark here

"I'm his kid's girlfriend," Serena said proudly, putting her hands on her hips. Usually, Serena wouldn't do something like that, she was scared of strangers, this was the result of feeling high thanks to being next to Haru.Bookmark here

"Huh? Okay," the doctor said, left confused. "Mr. Masuda, both your wife and the baby seems to be better, you're kid will mostly be born by midnight."Bookmark here

"Thank goodness," Asahi squealed in relief, covering his face with both his hands.Bookmark here

"Haru, I'm so excited to meet our sister," Serena said, wrapping her arms around Haru's shoulders.Bookmark here

"Our sister??? Right!!!" Asahi said with a little chuckle.Bookmark here

At the late-night of twelfth July, the Masuda family welcomed a baby girl, Ren Masuda. "She's adorable," Haru squealed looking at his newborn sister who was sleeping on a crib.Bookmark here

"Well, she's our sister Haru!!! She's cute like you!!!"Bookmark here

"Lord, should we get this golden pair?" a masculine voice whispered, hiding along with his lord in a little distance from the ICU, staying unnoticed.Bookmark here

"It's good that they've met, but we can't have them yet, they are too young."Bookmark here

"But we need them, right?"Bookmark here

"As I said, we are not having them now, we will get them a few years later, they might become the greatest of all, let's get going now."Bookmark here

"Haru, Imma miss you, keep texting me, we'll be in different time zones but I promise I'll respond to you in less than a minute," a sixteen-year-old Serena said staring at Haru's blue eyes as they stood outside the Tokyo International Airport.Bookmark here

"C'mon Serena! You're just on a professional trip, it's barely for a month."Bookmark here

"But you won't be with me, that too for a month."Bookmark here

"Take care, Rina," Haru said as he caressed Serena's head.Bookmark here

"Ahem! But we have to hurry up and leave," Serena's manager said.Bookmark here

Serena and Haru waved goodbye to each other as she left for her plane scheduled to go to Lisbon, Portugal.Bookmark here

To be continued.....(in chapter 2)Bookmark here

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Golden Souls

Golden Souls

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