Yes, yes, it's REALLY late.
Disclaimer: Don't own these lovely people *pout*
It was a fine Thursday morning. The sun was getting high and the occasional summer breeze blew the glass chime hanging from the garden door. Usui Misaki was in the small lawn of the Ayuzawa household, putting out the laundry on the bamboo clothe line.
Minako had been warning Misaki to stay indoors and relax but she had always been an active person, she hated sitting around doing nothing. So she insisted that she could do the laundry, with the help of Suzuna bringing the laundry out while waiting for her date with Hinata. Misaki was humming a random tune, having a bit of difficulty bending down to reach for the laundry in the basket.
"Nee-chan maybe you should just sit on the veranda. I can do this for you" Suzuna said worriedly even though her face showed no expression whatsoever. Only a handful could understand Suzuna who always had a poker face on; her expressions could only be read through her eyes.
"For the last time, I'm fine!" Misaki was getting frustrated, she hated doing nothing and the amount of worried comments she was getting was kinda pissing her off.
"Look nee-chan, I know you're fine but seeing you bend down is scaring me. I'll get the clothes from the basket and put them up okay?" Suzuna offered her a piece of clothe from the basket.
"Oh alright!" Misaki huffed and snatched the clothe she offered to put up. They continued until all the laundry was done and both of them sat on the veranda to take a break.
"Sorry for yelling at you Suzuna" Misaki apologized, she knew Suzuna and her mother were really worried for her since the baby was due very soon. These final weeks was the most critical as the possibility of the baby coming out earlier than schedule was present. No matter how much they prayed that Takumi would make it back before the baby came, no one could predict what was to happen.
"It's alright nee-chan. Your mood swings before were far worse than this" Suzuna smirked.
"Ugrh. Don't remind me. It's embarrassing" Misaki hid her face in her palms. Minako came from the house with some watermelon and iced tea.
"Here, rest a bit. You should really take it easy Misaki" Minako said to Misaki and gave her a small hug. She then sat in between them looking up to the sky.
"It's a beautiful day today" She smiled to both of them. Misaki and Suzuna returned her smile and sipped the tea she brought. The three women sat quietly, appreciating the sounds of summer.
"I am thankful" Misaki and Suzuna looked at their mother "I'm so glad that through the tough years, we stood together as a family" Minako smiled to Suzuna then Misaki. She took both of their hand on either side of her and kissed them. "I am so happy to have you girls with me" She smiled, which both Misaki and Suzuna returned before hugging their mother.
"Thank you mom, for taking care of us and raising us through those years, no matter how hurt and frustrated you were, you never gave up on us" Misaki said once she let her mother go, she has happy tears in her eyes. Suzuna nodded in agreement and continued to hug her mother as Minako caressed Misaki's cheek lovingly.
"Both you and Takumi has brought even more joy into my life. I couldn't have let you go to a better man. I can't wait to see my grandchild too" Minako added excitedly. Misaki just laughed a little at her mother's comment.
"Let's hope she decides to wait for Taku-nii-chan to come home before she wants to come out" Suzuna commented. Both Misaki and Minako turned to look at her and nodded before silence enveloped them once again, with only the sounds of summer surrounding them. Not long after, the doorbell rang and they could hear Hinata'a voice coming from the entrance.
"That must be You-kun. I'll go invite him in" Suzuna went to let him in and returned with him by her side. "Misa-chan! How are holding up?" Hinata asked as soon as he saw her then greeted Minako with a small hug.
"Not too bad actually" Misaki answered as she gave Hinata a hug. Hinata looked a lot more mature than he did seven years ago. Hinata and Suzuna started officially dating once Suzuna graduated from high school even though they have been rather close since she first entered high school. Even though he was definitely over Misaki, he was still very protective of the whole Ayuzawa family.
"So how's the shop going?" Misaki asked Hinata who had just opened a small bakery near their old school which he also supplies daily bread to. As every would expect of Hinata, he choose a career related to food and his most favorite type of was of course bread. Seeing how he has survived on bread cuts from time when he was really low on money before receiving his salary. He always commented on how the breads would taste better with certain ingredients and so on and he was usually right. The old lady whom had always gave him her left-over bread cuts from her sandwiches was always happy to hear feedback from him. From there on, he had never looked back. He studied the art of making perfect bread which was a big hit around town for its distinctive taste. The best way to describe his breads was; homey. When you bite in to one of his breads the sense of familiar warmth will flow through you.
"Better than I expected. The school is really happy with sales of the breads that they asked for additional 50 packs" Hinata smiled happily.
"That's great! All the best to that!" Misaki complimented him as she stood up, feeling a bit uncomfortable sitting down at the moment. "So both of you going out today?" She asked both Suzuna and Hinata.
"Yeah I figured we could go play at the amusement park today since Suzuna doen't have any classes today and most of the work in the bakery is done" Hinata replied as he look at Suzuna and put his arm around her shoulder. Suzuna's cheeks colored slightly at the gesture but didn't refuse it. Misaki smiled at her reaction but somehow she started feel small pains from her belly but tried to ignore it. 'Maybe she's just moving around' Minako noticed Misaki's small winces.
"Are you okay Misaki?" Minako asked worriedly.
"I'm fin-agrhh!" Misaki held her belly as a sharp pain seared and she held onto Minako's shoulder.
"Misaki!" Misaki bowed her body down, clutching at her belly as she tried to endure the pain. Everyone was talking loudly around her but she couldn't register any of them. All she knew is her baby was coming out
Yes. I love to put my readers in agony because I can :P Muahahahaha. I allow you to throw tomatoes at me while you wait for the next chapter. Just in case I tend to drift away from finishing this, yet again. Sorry, big project going on at work, the prep is hectic and I'm tired. I really do open this file up to complete the story but every time I get the mood to start typing; someone just needs my help with something.
So this story has became a 3 part. Not so sure about it but I think it will end at part 3. Because I just go with the flow of my thoughts and my finger typing. If it gets any longer, I promise I will finish it no matter what. So REVIEW for me to finish this story faster because I love REVIEWS when they say the love this story. Or hate it. Or whatever :D I just like REVIEWS *Cheshire cat grin*
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Toodles! For now!
14th April 2012