Yo…here's the next chapter…
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Kyou kept a close eye on both Misao and Akira the next day. He, of course, had sat them together in the classroom and was not surprised to see them speaking to one another. Akira had stopped flirting with her, but was constantly touching her. Misao's hand, arm, shoulder...
"Yaoshima-san," he called.
Akira and Misao both looked at him.
"I need to have a word with you," said Kyou. "Come with me."
He didn't care that it was the middle of class; he wanted to know what Akira's deal was. And when Kyou wanted something, it was best to give it to him immediately. The teen got to his feet and followed his teacher out of the classroom, the man telling the class that he would be right outside and to continue with their work, as the left.
"Is something wrong, Sensei?" asked Akira after a full minute of silence.
"I know who you are," said Kyou a moment later.
Akira blinked. "Sorry?"
"Akira Harada, correct?"
The bishounen blanched. "How do you know that?"
Ignoring that, Kyou spoke again. "Misao Harada is your twin sister," he stated.
The teen paled even more. "Seriously, how the hell do you know this? No one should know!"
"I'm Misao's boyfriend."
Akira looked taken aback. "...What?"
"You heard me," said Kyou.
The man sighed. "Now I understand why Misao's grades are so terrible. You're her twin and you can even form a coherent sentence, it's no wonder she's done the same. Yes, I'm her boyfriend, she's my girlfriend, we're dating, we love each other, you're parents know and I'm not taking advantage of her or forcing her into anything. Happy?"
Akira still looked confused. After a moment, he blinked slowly, and said, "So...did Misao tell you about us being twins?"
"No, your parents told me. Your real parents, mind you. Not your aunt and uncle."
Kyou sighed inwardly. How was he supposed to answer that? 'Oh, I got jealous that you were clinging onto my girlfriend and confronted your parents about you?' Yeah, that was going to go well.
"Your parents trust me enough to know this," he replied finally. "Misao doesn't remember anything about you yet, although I think the memory is there, merely restricted, in some way."
Akira let out a long breath. "Why...doesn't she remember me?"
"I don't know," said Kyou. "Perhaps it's the same reason as to why you began to lash out at her as a child, which caused the two of you to be separated in the first place."
"I still can't believe I hurt her like that..."
"It isn't your fault," said Kyou. "Someone did this to you."
Akira looked up at him, right in his eyes and Kyou had to force himself not to blink in surprise. Akira's eyes were the exact same shade as Misao's and that wasn't really helping the situation.
"Who?" demanded the boy. "Who did this to us?"
"I don't know that either," replied Kyou calmly. "We'll be trying to figure that out as well. In the meantime, I suggest that you do not inform Misao as to who you really are. Continue acting like her friend."
"I know it's hard," said the man. "But now isn't the time to tell her something like this. She's not going to take it well. "Her memories are there, we just have to surface them. Say things you used to say when you were a child, do things you did back then. That, may help speed things up a little, but don't tell her outright, understand?"
Akira gave a nod.
"...Misao's going out with her friends after school today, so come with me to her home...your home, alright?"
"I want to speak to your parents again, and call your aunt and uncle and see if they can come too. I want to hear this story again, from all of you. I want to piece this together, and it can only be done when Misao's not around."
"It'll be alright, Akira," said Kyou, placing one large hand on the boy's shoulder.
And then the two headed back into the classroom. Akira went back to his seat next to Misao who looked at him in concern, and Kyou over to the front of the class. He was never kind like that to random people, but the thought of Akira being his girlfriend's twin brother had struck something inside of him. He wanted to help the two, he wanted them to be happy. He wanted Misao to remember her brother, someone who was so close to her heart and in some ways even closer than he himself was...
And that's all for this week…Looking forward to reviews! Laterz!