I Don't Own Ghost Hunt
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Mai placed down the tea and sighed, Ayako was just too obsessed "Oh my god! He's so cute!" Ayako squealed referring to the new 'teen sensation' Takumi Yamomoto, honestly how could she believe everything they say in the magazines? They were pure crap
She held up a picture of him, his dark brown hair was dishevelled and his light brown eyes half-lidded, as if he just woke up. Adding to that was because he was in a bed, topless with white sheets all around him. Mai sighed again, why Takumi would allow people to take such pictures of him, she had no idea.
"Ayako would you stop obsessing, it's annoying" she said tonelessly, pretty annoyed, she knew Takumi didn't like people obsessing like Ayako was. Ayako glared at her "Why should I? You're just jealous that he would like me more if he ever met the both of us, face it Mai, teens take the mature older women now a days" she said and Mai bit her lip to stop herself from laughing. Takumi and older women, as if!
"Whatever you say Ayako, just don't believe everything you read, the media would say anything to make money" she warned and Ayako rolled her eyes "Hah! As if you know anything about the entertaining business" she said and Mai glared
"I obviously know more than you, come on you believe that crap? Just because it says in the magazines he likes older women doesn't mean he actually likes older women" she said earing a glare "I don't think he wants to date in general" she muttered, making Ayako's eyebrow rise up
"What did you just say?" she asked and Mai sighed "Nothing, Ayako but just a piece of advice if you want to fall in love with someone do it with someone that you can reach or that's at least in your age, come on Takumi Yamomoto is 18! You're like a hundred years older than him!" she exclaimed earing chuckles from Monk
"She's right, old hag that kid is too young for you, I never knew you were such a paedophile. Well, I should have guessed with the way you were acting with Naru when we first met" he snickered followed by a loud thump
"What did you just call me stupid monk!" she shouted hitting him again with her purse
"Come on, it's true! You are a paedophile!" he said making Ayako hit him where the lights don't shine. He dropped to the floor, groaning
"Call me that again and you'll get much more than that, stupid monk" Ayako said and Mai sighed, these two should be quieter, Naru's going to scold her again
"Ayako would you shut up, Naru's going to get mad" she hissed and Ayako glared at her and went back to her magazine
"Oh my god! He's an orphan!" she exclaimed, earning glares from everyone. The rest of the gang were here just sipping their tea and watching Ayako and Monk fight, the usual. Masako glared at Ayako "You're too loud, old hag and I wouldn't want to fall with that guy, you don't even know him" she said matter-o-factly and Mai glared at her
"And you do?" she said and Masako smirked "Yes, I have. Being a celebrity, I get to meet a lot of famous people" she said and Mai rolled her eyes "As if I'd believe you, Taku would've told me if he met you" she muttered, not loud enough for everyone to hear.
"I never knew his parents abandoned him" Ayako said, her tone pitiful, making Mai glare at her, how did the press come out with that crap? Obviously lies…
"Oh my god he's British!" she exclaimed and Mai glared her but she silently wondered how they found out about that, they must be good at finding out things as well as making up lies, she should give them some credit "I told you Ayako, don't believe everything you read, the paparazzi know nothing about that kid's life, all of those are just lies to make people buy it, don't believe it for a second" she said and Ayako rolled her eyes
"Why are you defending him so much? I bet you've fallen for him too" she said and a door slammed open. Naru stepped out of him office and glared at Ayako "Would you keep quiet, some people are trying to work" he said and glared at Mai, who was blushing. He narrowed his eyes "Mai, get back to work, I don't pay you to gossip" he barked and she glared at him
"I'm not gossiping, Ayako here won't believe me when I said that she shouldn't believe everything the media says" she said and he looked at her for a moment then at Ayako "She's correct Matsuzaki-san, the media tells a lot of lies just to make money, I thought you would be better than believing everything the media says" he said and Ayako glared at him
"And how would you know, brat?" she said and he glared "I just do" he said and a sound of a phone ringing spread through the office walls, it was the voice of someone they couldn't recognize. Mai blushed and sprinted to her bag, hoping they wouldn't recognize her voice. Naru looked questioningly at her
"Mai, I didn't know you had a phone" he stated and she glared at him "What? Do I have to tell you everything now?" she said and Naru sighed
"I did not say that, I was just surprised, I didn't think you could afford such a luxury" he said and she blushed
"Well, umm" she stammered and Ayako raised her brow
"I never knew you had a phone too, Mai. I've never seen if before, anyone buy it for you? A boyfriend maybe?" she asked and Mai blushed. Naru glared at the phone
'Mai has a boyfriend? No she couldn't, she only likes me, right?' He thought glaring at the phone. Was he jealous? He didn't know, all he did know was that Mai better not have a boyfriend or he'll-he'll
He'll what? Why was he even thinking this way? It wasn't his business whether she had a boyfriend or not, he shouldn't care. But why does he? Why does he want to rip that phone off her hands and buy her one himself? Mai's loud voice brought him back, why did she have to speak louder whenever she was on the phone? It was useless, she was practically shouting.
"They said what?" she exclaimed, her eyes burning in anger. Naru looked at her carefully, what could make Mai react like this?
"Wait, what happened?" she asked her voice softer. She nodded, her eyes blazing more and more in anger with every second. "He's what! Give him the phone, I'll try to calm him down" she said tapping her foot impatiently
"Hello? Hello, Taku? Taku, calm down it's okay, they don't know anything, don't get so affected. You might get hurt if you keep this up, please calm down" she pleaded making Naru's curiosity spike, who was she talking to? And why was she telling him to calm down? What was happening? And who's Taku? His jealousy heightened, why was Mai talking in such a soft, caring manner to this person? A man, no less
He clenched his fists, jealously taking over him. Mai sighed "Ko, he isn't listening try calming him down" she said nervously
"Wait, what! Don't come here! He'll blow the car up before you even get in!" she shouted making everyone tune in to what she was saying. She gave out an angry huff "Fine, fine if he can just do it, I have to calm him down before something bad happens, hurry up" she said and closed her phone. She leaned back on her desk and put her face to her hands
"Please be alright" she whispered. Ayako approached her and put her hand on Mai's shoulder "Mai, are you alright? Who was that?" Ayako asked and Mai looked up, Ayako gasped at the distress in her eyes, tears were falling down her face "Mai, are you alright? What happened?" she asked again and Mai fell on her knees
Naru took it as the time to approach her, he put his hand on her shoulder and she looked up, his heart ached at the sadness in her eyes "Mai, are you alright?" he asked, concern in his voice. Mai had no time to get surprised, she just lunged at him and hugged him tightly, Naru froze for a second before hesitantly wrapping his arms around her in a light hug.
"Taku could get hurt, he could- could" she hiccupped and he arched his brow "Who's Taku, Mai?" he asked and she sobbed
"Those damn paparazzi! How could they say that to him! Those bastards! Those heartless bastards!" she shouted, anger overwhelming her. She pulled away from Naru and tightened her jaw, trying to keep her anger in place, now's not the time to lose control. She fisted her hands and tightened them till they were white. Naru saw the blood dripping down from her hands and widened his eyes, how could she get so mad?
"Mai, stop that. You're hurting yourself" he said softly but demandingly and she widened her eyes before relaxing her hands. She evened her breath and the door opened and a man in a suit came in, he had a big built and his eyes were sharp. There was a boy behind him, he was smaller than the man and had dark brown hair. He was looking down so you couldn't see his eyes, but it was evident that he was angry. His shoulders were shaking and you could see blood dripping from his hands.
The picture frame from Mai's desk flew out and hit the wall, making a clashing sound. Everyone gasped and Mai ran to the boy, he was about as tall as Naru, Mai lunged at him and hugged him tightly, burying his face in the crook of her neck, she looked extremely relived and the others just watched them, even Lin came out of his office when he heard the noise
Mai moved the shaking boy, who was a lot taller than her to the couch, his face still on her neck and she was rubbing his back "Taku, calm down, they don't know anything, they had no right to say that." She soothed, rubbing his back, everyone looked at her questioningly. She just glared at them, silently telling them to keep quiet
"Shh, Taku it's alright, I'm here. Please calm down, I hate seeing you like this, please calm down" she pleaded and after a few minutes he stopped shaking and looked up, nobody could see the boy's face but his voice was angelic "Mai?" he said and she smiled, Naru gripped his hands, jealousy washing over him again
"Taku, are you alright?" she asked softly and Taku nodded "Yes, I'm sorry I lost control, Mai. What they said, it just, could you believe them? They talk as if they know everything about me!" he said and the group noticed his accent, he sounded British but they couldn't tell, it was exotic. They all were confused to why Mai was hugging the boy and what was she talking about with control?
She nodded, agreeing with him "Yes, they had no right to say that and it's okay that you lost it, I would have too if I were you, they were being insensitive, cold-hearted bastards, if I were there I would have kicked their butts" she said and he chuckled "I doubt you could, Mai" he joked and she glared at him
"Of course I could, remember those kick boxing lessons I got when we were younger? I am very capable of beating those sorry guys asses, I just never got the chance yet" she said and he chuckled, his voice was so angelic. It was indescribable, it was masculine and soft at the same time, it mesmerized all the girls in the room
"Taku, are you sure you're alright now?" she asked and he nodded "Yes, Mai but can I stay here for a while, you're so warm" he said snuggling to her neck and Mai noticed his arms were around her and he was practically straddling her
"Sure, Taku but your kind of heavy, how about you just stay beside me and I sit on your lap? I think that would be better" she said and he chuckled "Sure, my love" he said and everyone gasped quietly, Naru's grip on his hand tightened, what right did he have calling Mai such names?
"Taku, stop calling me that" she said
"But I like calling you that! Can't I? I do love you" he said and everyone stared at Mai, who just smiled "I love you too, Taku but I don't think that's a nice name to call me" she said and Naru felt heartbroken, though he didn't understand why. She was supposed to love him! Not that guy, it should be him!
"Alright, I'll call you Mai or my lady, that sounds nice" he said and she pouted "Mai, Taku just call me Mai" she said and he pouted but nodded anyway "Alright, Mai" he said and stood up. Everyone gasped, except Naru and Lin of course. It was that guy from Ayako's magazine!
Ayako gaped at Mai, wide eyed. He was even more handsome than he was in the magazine, the magazine didn't even give him any justice! His face was heart shaped and his chin was defined. His eyes were light brown, almost yellow. His skin was lightly tanned but not too dark. His hair was medium length and he had bangs that were messily combed, the natural look. His hair if you looked closely, had red and light brown streaks on it, adding to how handsome he was. His frame was muscular and thin in the same time, he wasn't super skinny but he wasn't all bulky either, you could call him perfect.
He just kept staring at Mai until he leaned in and gently placed his lips gently on hers, everyone's jaw dropped "I love you, Mai" he said and she smiled "Love you too, Taku but you should stop kissing me you know" she said, oblivious to the glares of a certain pissed off narcissist
He pouted "Aww, Mai but I like doing that, you don't mind don't you?" he said and Mai smiled "'Course I don't Taku, just don't do it a lot" she said and he smiled, making his face look even more angelic. He pecked her lips one more time before pacing his arms around her waist and lifting her to his lap.
He wrapped his arms around her securely and put his face on her hair, completely ignoring the stares of the people in the room. "Mai?" Ayako said, breaking the silence "Yeah, Ayako?" she asked
"Why the hell do you know him?" she shouted, earning a glare from Takumi "Don't be so loud, old lady" he said coldly, his tone changing completely, Ayako glared at him. Mai giggled before turning to face him "Taku, that wasn't nice. You can trust them, they're nice" she said softly and he looked sceptically at the group, who were just staring at him
"If you say so, Mai" he said and she smiled and kissed his forehead "I'm sure, Taku" she said and he nodded.
"Mai" Ayako said dangerously and Mai just giggled
"Yeah, Ayako?" she said and Ayako sighed, glaring at her "How and why do you know Takumi Yamomoto?" she demanded and Mai grinned "Well, he's my best friend first of all" she said and Ayako glared at her
"Yeah right! What's with the 'I love you's' and kissing?" she asked, glaring "We're just like that" she said simply and Ayako glared at her
"So, he isn't your boyfriend?" Monk asked and Mai shook her head "Nope, we're just extremely close friends" she said
"But if you ever want more, Mai you know I'm just here. You know I love you" Taku said and Mai smiled "I know, Taku but you know I don't love you like that anymore" she said and he nodded "I do and as long as you're here I'm okay with that, I won't ask for anything more than what you want to give" he said and Mai smiled and kissed his cheek
"Thanks, Taku" she whispered and he smiled. Monk let out a sigh of relief "Thank god, I wouldn't want to have the 'talk' with him" he said and Taku raised his brow "'The talk'?" he said and Monk smiled nervously
"Yeah, if you were her boyfriend I would have to threaten you and tell you not to hurt her, you know those kinds of things" he said and Taku nodded. "Right, but if I were ever to be Mai's boyfriend I would never hurt her, I would die before I make her cry" he said and Ayako sighed dreamily, while Mai smiled
"Taku, that's so sweet, it even rhymed" she giggled and he smiled "You like it? I might add it in a song" he said and she smiled
"That would be nice, Taku" she said and he nodded
"So, Mai how did you meet him? I mean, no offence but I never knew you to be the one who became friends with celebrities" Ayako said
"He was my best friend since we were children, he helped me ever since you know, my mom died. He is the best friend you could ever wish for." She said and Ayako raised her brow "How did he help you exactly?" she asked and Mai smiled
"He let me live in his house" she said and Ayako's jaw dropped "You l-live w-with h-him?" she shuttered and Mai smiled
"Yeah, I do. It's really cool actually, we're the only ones in that giant house of his, I still don't get why he won't get any maids" she said and he shrugged "I don't really need the help we're only two in the mansion so we don't need anybody to help us"
"Mai, I thought you lived by yourself" Monk said and Mai smiled "I used to but Taku made me live in his house with him, it was pretty lonely when I wasn't there" she said and Taku nodded "Very" he said and Mai smiled
"So, Mai why have you been keeping this secret for such a long time?" Ayako asked, irritated, she really wanted to meet Takumi. "It's not really a secret, I just never thought you would need to know and if you asked I would have told you" she said and Ayako glared
"What, do you want me to ask like 'hey, Mai do you like with that celebrity kid Takumi Yamomoto? I don't know, just asking and by the way were you childhood friends by any chance?' I don't think so Mai" she said and Mai smiled sheepishly "Sorry, Ayako I never knew you actually wanted to meet him" she said
"So that's why you were defending him a lot" she said and Mai nodded "Yeah" she said
"So, anything else you want to say for yourself Mai?" she said and the man in the suit walked to them. His jet black hair was cut into a short Mohawk, his green eyes popped out from his fair, almost white skin. He was looking at Mai and Taku in amusement, his eyes soft. He sat down beside them and faced the group
"Hey there Ko, I almost forgot about you" Mai said and he smiled "Hello to you too, Mai. Thank you for calming Taku down" he said and Mai smiled "No problem" she said and looked up at Taku, who smiled at her. "Yeah, thanks a lot Mai" he said and she smiled. He pecked her lips, gaining glares and dreamy sighs from Naru and Ayako. Ko cleared his throat
"Mai is Takumi's manager, if you wanted to know" he said and everyone gaped at Mai "She's what?" Ayako exclaimed
"His manager, she decides who he signs deals with, who he advertises, his business deals and all that stuff. Quite impressing for a 17 year old" he said and Mai shrugged "Taku asked me to" she said and he smiled "Because I trust only you" he whispered and Mai smiled
"She's his manager? But isn't that time consuming?" Ayako asked and Lin stepped up "Yes, if she is his manager I believe she should be having phone calls 24/7" he said, speaking up. Mai smiled sheepishly "I just do the final things, for example Ko gives me a list of deals he could sign that he thinks would be good for Taku and I pick which ones I like, I'm kind of the final judge" she said and they nodded
"So, Mai why haven't you told me about this second job of yours?" Naru asked, finally speaking, his voice was cold. Mai smiled nervously
"Well, I never knew you needed to know and besides it's not like a full time job, I just do it at home" she said and he nodded "I have another question" Lin said and Mai looked at him, beckoning him to go on
"What did he mean by calm him down and how was he able to fly the photo frame across the room?" he asked "He has...PK, he just has a hard time controlling it when he gets mad so I calm him down, it doesn't really happen a lot since he's usually so calm but those bastards just had to bring it up" she said her voice turning cold
Everyone stared at Takumi "He has PK?" Ayako said
"That is what she said, Matsuzaki-san" Naru said, rude as ever. Ayako glared at him "Well, sorry it's just hard to believe" she said and Takumi shrugged "I've had it for my whole life and Mai's the only one who could ever calm me down" he said and Mai smiled
"So why are you still here?" Naru asked and Mai glared at him "Naru!" she said and Takumi looked over to him and stared at him from up to down
"So you're the infamous Naru" he said coldly
"Yes, I am and I suggest you leave, Mai has work to do" he said and Mai glared at him
"But I have a case for you" he said and Mai looked at him "You do? You could've told me. What's it about?" she asked and Takumi smiled at her "There's a ghost in our house" he said and Mai looked at him weirdly
"I think I would have noticed, Taku" she said and he shook his head
"Most of the things that are happening are in the afternoon or morning and since you're either at school or work you don't see it and I kind of hide things from you, I didn't want you to get worried" he said and Mai raised her brow "What kind of things, Taku?" she asked and he looked at her sheepishly
"Sometimes I hear whispers at night and sometimes writings just appear on the wall" he said and Mai widened her eyes slightly "What kind of things?" she asked
"One said 'Get out of my house' and another said 'Leave before she finds you'" he said and she looked up at Lin "Did you get that, Lin?" she asked and he nodded "Yes" he said and went back to his office. He came back a few moments later, his laptop in hand and looked at Naru "This would be a good case to take" he said and Naru sighed and walked over to them
"Alright, what else has been happening?" he asked
"Well, sometimes doors just open and slam close, they make a lot of noise too, it's a good thing it happens when Mai isn't home or else she'll be all grumpy" he said and Mai pouted "I do not get grumpy!" she said and he chuckled
"You should see yourself in the morning Mai, you're not a happy camper" he said and she glared at him "I'm not that bad in the morning, it's just when I don't get enough sleep!" she said
"And that's almost every day" he said and someone cleared their throat "If you two are done flirting you should explain things before Naru loses his patience" Monk said and Mai blushed. Takumi chuckled and looked back at Naru, his expression changing in a split second, from warm to cold. He could battle out with Naru when it came to glares and looks too; he was pretty handsome, almost even more than Naru
"Well, other than that sometimes windows break all of a sudden and sometimes the things in the pantry get all unarranged. Oh and sometimes the furniture gets moved around" he said and Mai raised her brow "If the furniture moves then why is it back to normal whenever I get home?" she asked and he smiled
"I put it back to normal" he said and she smiled "Aww, poor baby, having to carry such heavy things" she taunted and he grinned
"Well, I am strong" he said and Mai rolled her eyes and hit his arm playfully "Don't you get all narcissistic on me! Come on that is so not you" she said and he grinned
"Anything else Yamomoto-san?" Naru asked coldly and Takumi turned his attention back to him
"Well, if you wanted to know anything about the mansion, it's pretty old, it's been around for a while and not a lot of people were up to buying it since it was rumoured to be haunted but I got it anyway since I didn't really believe that there was a ghost and if there was, Mai would enjoy it anyway, she's loved telling ghost stories ever since we were young" he said and Mai smiled
"Do you know the story of why it's haunted?" Naru asked
"Well, I didn't look into it that much but it was mostly about someone wanting to buy the house but the owner wouldn't give it up, it was also said that a few people died there, oh wait I mean a lot of people died there" he said in a spooky voice in the end and Mai giggled "Taku, that was so not creepy, you need to learn how to scare people!" she said
"Will you teach me then?" he asked and she grinned "I've been trying to teach you for such a long time but you're so bad at it!" she said and he pouted. "I am their guardian so I will be the one paying you if you ever take this case" Ko spoke up and everyone stared at him
"You're their what?" they exclaimed and he rolled his eyes
"I said I am their guardian, you know someone who is legally responsible for them so I'm basically their father so to speak" he said and the looked at Mai and Taku, who was playing with each other's' hair "Them? You're responsible for both of them?" Ayako asked and he nodded
"Yes, I am." He said and they nodded "Aww, Taku your hair is so pretty, the colour's so nice" Mai said, admiring his hair. Taku smiled softly "You're hair is pretty too, Mai" he said quietly and she blushed, making Naru glare at the two
"Thanks" she grumbled and he chuckled and wrapped his arms around her head and nuzzled his cheek on hers "You're so adorable, Mai!" he said and Mai blushed darker, everyone just stared at the two. Ko sighed
"He has such a complex" he said and everyone laughed at the two, who were snuggling. "Taku, would you like some tea?" Mai asked and he nodded "Sure, do you want any help?" he asked and she shook her head "No thank you, Taku" she said and looked at Ko "Would you like some tea as well?" she asked and he nodded
"Yes, please" he said and she nodded "You guys want any?" she asked the others and they nodded and she turned to Naru "You want some tea, Naru?" she asked and he nodded "Yes"
"Lin?" she asked and he nodded "Yes, please Taniyama-san" he said
"Call me Mai, I don't like being called Taniyama"
"Call her Mai, she doesn't like being called Taniyama"
They looked at each other and laughed "I guess you know me a lot, Taku" she said and he nodded
"I memorize you, Mai but I don't know how you act with these people, I'll have to observe" he said and she grinned
"Trust me, Taku I act different with these people" she said and he raised his brow
"What do you mean different?" he asked and she grinned "Well, I just don't like the people here touching me a lot, casually" she said and he grinned "That's good then, I want to be the only one who could do this" he said, tightening his grip on her. She giggled and put her arms on top of his "Taku, let go I have to make tea" she said and he sighed and nodded
He loosened his grip on her and gave her a peck on the cheek before letting go of her completely. She left to the kitchen and he sat back on his chair, his expression blank. He stared at the group, who stared back at him.
"Can I guess who is who?" he asked and they looked confused. He sighed "I want to guess what your names are, Mai talks about you guys a lot" he said and they nodded "Sure!" Monk said
"Let me guess, you're Monk," he said pointing to Monk "you're Ayako" he pointed to her then pointed to Masako "you're Masako and you're John" he said pointing to John. He pointed to Lin and Naru "You're Lin and Naru" he said and they nodded
"Wow, you got all of us right? How does Mai talk about us?" Monk asked and Takumi stared at him
"Well, I knew because of the way you acted and by the way Mai described you, she wasn't lying, she described you guys perfectly" he said and they looked at him
"How did she describe us?" they asked
"Well, she described Monk as blonde they guy with the pony tail and Ayako as a red head that's most probably going to hit on me and Masako as the one always wearing a kimono and that's a little bratty and John, someone foreign dude that has a weird accent and that you blush a lot. She described Lin as a guy that had the long black hair and was usually quiet and Naru, she said I'd just know right away who Naru's going to be" he said and they nodded, that was exactly like them. Masako huffed
"Why did she say that you'd know Naru right away?" Monk asked
"His nickname and by the way he acts and talks" he said and they nodded. Mai came back with the tea and placed it in front of everyone. She sat back on the couch and squeaked when Takumi raised her up and put her back on his lap
"You're too light Mai, add some meat on your bones" he said and she pouted
"It's not like I don't try! Come on, it's hard to gain weight in my job, I have to run a lot" she said and he grinned
"Not just your job" he said and she glared at him "What?" she said
"You run a lot when you go to school and most probably when you go here, you should just tell me and I'll get someone to drive you, you're too thin" he said and she frowned
"No thanks, Taku I don't want you going through any trouble for me and besides I like running, it's a good work out" she said and he pouted "You're not putting me through any trouble, why don't you ever let me do anything for you? You keep on doing things for me" he said and she smiled
"You do a lot for me, Taku. You let me live in your home and you help me a lot with practically everything!" she said and he frowned "But that's different" he said and Mai raised her brow
"How is that different?" she asked "Well, I want to buy you stuff but you ever let me! Even when it's your birthday! Come on, Mai please let me buy you things, I really want to and I have no other use with my money and you're the best thing I could spend it on" he said and she frowned
"Taku we already talked about this, I don't like you spending your hard earned money for me, and it's unfair. It's yours not mine so don't spend it on me" she said and he grinned "I found a loophole on that" he said and she raised her brow "What loophole?" she asked
"You said it's my money so I get to spend it anyway I want and I want to spend it on you so you can't deny it, since I, the owner of the money wants to buy you things. It's my decision and I decide to buy you things" he said and she looked at Ko who was watching them in amusement "Does that work?" she asked and he nodded
"Yes, I have taught you well, Taku" he said and Taku grinned "See~" he said and Mai pouted
"Taku~" she said
"Mai, just accept. If I were you I would jump at that right away, it's not every day a hot celebrity asks you if he could buy you things" she said and Mai frowned "It does happen every day" she said glaring at Taku, who just smiled at her
"See, she's on my side" he said pointing to Ayako, making her blush. Mai pouted "Fine, just not anything expensive and not anything big, just one thing" she said and he pouted "That's no fun" he said and she grinned
"Then work with it, those are my rules if you ever buy me anything, it must be small, well not big in size and not super expensive" she said and he grinned "I know just the thing!" he said and looked at Ko
"Ko, could you get something made for me in," he looked at the clock "7 hours?" he said and whispered something to Ko's ear, his eyed widened just a fraction and he looked at Takumi "Do you have what you want to put in?" he asked and Taku nodded happily "Yeah, I'll give it to you later!" he said and Mai watched them
"Taku, what are you planning?" she asked and he grinned "It's a secret! You'll see tonight. Make sure you get home at 8, not later not earlier" he said and Mai nodded "Alright, just make sure whatever you're planning's not that big" she said he nodded
"I promise Mai" he said and she smiled "Alright, I'll be home at 8" she said and glanced at the clock, it was 1
"Well, we have to go now, I have to get your gift ready, count this is a present for all the birthdays you never let me give anything to you" he said and she stared at him "Alright" she said and he grinned and stood up, making her stand as well.
"I'll see you tonight, I'll miss you" he said and she smiled
"I'll miss you too, Taku" she said and he grinned and kissed her lips "Goodbye, Mai" he said and she nodded "Bye, Taku, bye Ko" she said
They left and Mai looked back at the group, who were just watching them "What?" she asked
"You let him kiss you like that?" Monk asked and she looked at him like he was dumbest person in the world
"'Course I do, we've been like this since we were children, he stole my first kiss actually" she said and everyone stared at her, even Lin and Naru. They were all kissy kissy even when they were children? Naru was beyond furious, how dare that boy steal her first kiss!
"How old were you Mai? Since you said you've been like that since you were children" Monk asked and Mai thought for a while "Well, umm he first kissed me when I was 6 so he was 7" she said and everyone stared at her
"You had your first kiss when you were 6!" Monk exclaimed
"Yeah, you go girl!" Ayako shouted giving Mai a high-5
"So, what happened after that? You two seem so close. He kisses you so casually" Ayako asked and Mai looked at her
"Well it was the same as before but he always kissed me out of the blue. We were really close back then, we were inseparable. We even took baths together! We ate what the other ate, we fed each other, we slept beside each other, everything. And since our parents were friends so it was easy to meet up, they even tried to match make us" she said and Ayako nodded her head, eager to hear more
"So what happened?" she asked
"Well at first I didn't want to but after mom died we dated" she said and all hell broke loose.
"You dated! And you still act like that with each other?" Monk said
Naru glared at the cup, it looked like the tea was going to boil soon if he didn't stop. "Oh my god! You guys dated? What happened? Tell me every single detail!" she demanded and Mai looked at her cautiously
"Well, he was my first everything. He was really sweet and nice" she said and Ayako started at her
"Then why are you still, I don't know together? Best friends? You're living together for goodness sakes!" Ayako said and Mai shrugged lightly
"Well, I still trust him and I still love him, but as a brother now. That's why I'm so comfortable with him, he knows me more than anyone else" she said and everyone stared at her and sighed
"Well, Mai he still obviously still loves you, romantically" Ayako said and her eyes saddened "Yeah, I know, I really wish I could return those feelings. I don't want to see him hurt but I still trust him, he wouldn't ever force me to anything" she said and Ayako nodded
"Alright, I trust you Mai" Ayako said and they nodded
"Mai, are you taking birth control?" Ayako asked and Mai blushed
"No! Of course not! It's not like we're sleeping together!" Mai said and Ayako rolled her eyes
"I was just asking, no need to be so defensive" she said and Mai was about to protest when she put up her hand, stopping her "Mai, I was just asking, I don't want you getting you know…" she trailed off and Mai blushed
"Ayako! I am not sleeping with Taku! Would you stop!" she said and Ayako sighed
"Whatever you say Mai but I'll just send you some along with some other stuff just in case" she said and Mai groaned and fell back on the couch
"Why me?" she moaned. Ayako rolled her eyes at her
"Naru are you still going to take the case?" she asked and he nodded "Yes, I will. Prepare 3 rooms for us, be ready by tomorrow at 1" he said and she nodded
"Alright but Naru, it's okay if you guys get your own rooms, there are a lot of extras" she said and he seemed to think about it for a moment before looking at the group, the looked really hopeful. He sighed and nodded "If it's alright with Yamomoto-san" he said and Mai grinned and went to her desk and grabbed her phone.
She texted Taku a quick message and sat back down on the couch, the reply came in seconds. Mai grinned while reading it "Taku says it's alright" she said and Naru nodded and looked back at the group, who had giant smiles on "Be here by 12" he said and everyone nodded and stood up.
Monk ruffled Mai's hair "Bye, jou-chan. See you tomorrow" he said and Mai smiled
"Bye, Monk see you tomorrow" she said and he nodded
"Bye Mai" Ayako said and Mai grinned "See you tomorrow Ayako" she said and Ayako smiled. They all left and Mai was left alone with Naru, Lin went back to his office when they started to leave. She smiled at him "Naru, would you want some tea?" she asked and he nodded, quiet all of a sudden.
She went to the kitchen and placed the kettle on the stove and leaned forward to the counter. She sighed and felt someone come behind her, two hands came on her sides and she whipped around and came face to face with Naru, he was so close.
She blushed "N-naru?" she stammered, he was looking down with his bangs covering his eyes "Is it true?" he asked quietly, she tilted her head to the side, confused "What's true?" she asked and he sighed
"That you are just best friends, you don't act like it, you kiss and say 'I love you'. Best friends don't do that" he said and Mai shrugged "Well, we were like that since we were children, I'm really used to it, it's just how we behave with each other" she said and placed a hand on his cheek and he looked up, she could see anger and what was that, jealousy? No way, Naru couldn't be jealous, he's Naru. People like him don't get jealous
"Why were you asking?" she asked and he shook his head
"Just wanting to make sure you were still mine" he said and she tilted her head to the side "What do you mean Naru?" she asked and he smirked
"That's for me to know and you to find out" he said and she huffed "Hey! Don't have to be such a-" the kettle whistled and she sighed and put her hands on top of his arms "Naru, get off. I have to make your tea" she said and he smirked darkly, she looked at him nervously, she knew that smirk
"Naru?" she squeaked out and he leaned in and placed a gentle kiss on the corner of her lips, his mouth so close to hers. She blushed and he moved his mouth to her ear "Mine" he whispered and blew a little air in, sending shivers down Mai's spine.
What just happened? Did Naru just do what she thought she did? Did he just kiss her? And what's with the mine stuff? Mai was dizzy, she didn't even notice Naru leave until she heard the slam of his door. She snapped out of her daze and rushed to the kettle and prepared his tea.
Naru slammed his office door closed and leaned back on it, what did he just do? And what the hell was he thinking?
He sighed and walked to his desk, sitting down. He put his face in his hands. Why did he do that?
'Because you like her' an annoyingly familiar voice told him and he sighed, irritated
"Gene, I do not like her" he hissed and Mai came in, his tea in her hands. She was still flustered but he couldn't blame her.
"Naru, here's your tea" she said softly and he nodded, not even looking up. She sighed and walked out, what was she thinking? That he would just say something? Her hopes were just too high, what Naru did was just a fluke, just something go get her all flustered and embarrassed, yeah that's why he did it.
Naru sighed and ran his hand through his hair; he still couldn't wrap his mind around why he just did that
'Because you like her' the voice repeated and Naru growled
"I do not like her Gene, she's just my assistant" he said and Gene sighed
'Why are you in denial? Just admit that you love her already it's so obvious with the way you were thinking when that Takumi guy was here, you were jealous' he said
"Don't be stupid Gene, I do not like Mai and I am not in denial" he said and Gene sighed again
'Oh yeah you don't like her, you love her, thanks for pointing that out´ he said and Naru growled
"Would you shut up Gene, I do not love Mai" he said
"Would you stop denying it and admit it already, it hurts just watching you, you know. She's not going to wait forever, Noll so man up and realize that you love this girl. Takumi can take her out of your hands if he really wanted to, be thankful Mai is so faithful, I am actually sorry for her, she just had to fall in love with a jerk like you when she could be with that Takumi guy" he said and disappeared
Naru growled, what was he saying? He was losing his mind. He couldn't love Mai, she was just his assistant, there was no way.
But why was it, it made him angry when Takumi was here? Why was he thinking those things? And it wasn't true, Mai wouldn't go for that Takumi guy, she wouldn't just leave him, right?
He sighed and ran his hand through his hair, Gene was obviously sick or something, but there was something definitely wrong with him, he didn't love Mai.
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