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To those people who are wondering about my other story Soulmates I am continuing it! I'm just editing EVERYTHING so please be patient. It's kinda hard to edit the whole story. I'm re-doing ALL the chapters so please be patient. I'll try to post it as fast as I can but I'm not really sure when
Mai cried out as she slipped, she was taking down the temperatures, alone. She landed on her butt and cursed under her breath. She took a hold of the door handle to prop herself up, does gravity hate her or something? She rubbed her bottom and dusted imaginary dust away. She took down the last temperature for the day and walked back to base.
Why is it she hadn't noticed the ghost before? She lived here for goodness sakes! She should've at least felt it, but she didn't, why? Was the ghost hiding? But, by the way Takumi described it, it was very open, not those shy ghosts.
She walked back to base and it was extremely quiet, she wasn't used to it. The monk and the miko should be making noise by now, what was happening? She saw Takumi on the couch, glaring at Naru, who was at the monitors. They were having a glaring contest, and no one wanted to break it.
Sighing, she propped herself on Takumi's lap and he looked away from Naru and stared at her, she smiled, relieved the tension broke. "So, what have you found?" she asked and the others let out a long breath, they were all holding it in. They were all scared to death; no client has ever done this and what made it worse was that they were fighting over Mai, whether they knew it or not.
Naru sighed "No, we have not found anything yet. We just got here, idiot" he said and Mai glared at him, Takumi did as well. Didn't he warn him already? Mai sighed, there was no point. Naru would never change. Takumi took out his phone and dialled a number, everyone looked at him curiously
"Taku, who are you-" he put a finger to his lips to silence her, she nodded. Everyone gazed at Takumi in awe. He actually got Mai to stop talking! "Hello, Ko" he said and Mai made a silent 'oh' sound, so it was Ko he was calling.
"Yeah, they're here. Could you get Keiichi and Kazuki to look up the history of this place?" he said and Mai's face brightened, Keiichi and Kazuki were Ko's sons. They were as good as Yasu when it came to gathering information, if not better. Takumi nodded; "Alright, they can come anytime" he said and smiled
"Bye, Ko" he said and put down the phone "Keiichi and Kazuki are coming?" Mai exclaimed and Takumi nodded "Yup!" he said and Mai smiled brightly "Yay!" she said and everyone stared questioningly at her.
"Who are Kaiichi and Kazuki?" Monk asked and Mai smiled
"They're Ko's sons, they're great at gathering information like Yasu" she said and Naru raised his brow
"Will they be able to find anything by later today? It's already 1 o'clock" he said and Mai smiled "Of course they could, they're really good at what they do. They're real nice too" she said and Takumi shook his head
"Just to you they are" he said and Mai shook her head "No! Keiichi's super nice to everyone, it's just Kazuki's who's a little mean to people" she said and they all sweat dropped. Takumi nodded "Yes, yes" he said and stood up, taking Mai with him. "So, if there's nothing to do, I'll just be doing something here, don't mind me" he said and took a few papers and a pen.
He sat back on the couch and tilted his head to the side and started to bite the top of the pen. "What's he doing, Mai?" Ayako whispered and Mai grinned "He's writing lyrics" she said and Ayako stared at Takumi, who was pouting. She blushed; he looked so cute like that, this was so much better than seeing him in magazines.
"What you writing, Taku?" Mai asked and he showed her the paper, she widened her eyes "But this is for two people and you don't rap!" she said and he smirked "You don't know that, my dear" he said and she pouted
"But who's going to sing the other parts? You don't have a partner, I made sure of that" she said and everyone stared at her, what did she mean? "You're my partner, love" he said and she frowned "Taku~" she whined and he shook his head "It's you, dear. You have to release at least one song so the world may be blessed to hear your beautiful voice" he said and Mai pouted "Fine…" she grumbled and everyone looked at Takumi, astounded, he actually could get Mai to agree with him so fast.
She started humming a melody and Takumi nodded to the beat. "That's nice" he said and she nodded and took out a music sheet. She looked up for a second and grabbed a pen and started to write down notes, her speed was admirable. They all gaped at Mai, who knew she had the talent. The page was almost filled up and she handed it to Takumi, who read it, smiling.
"This is perfect but don't you think the rapping should be slower, so people could understand it?" he asked and she nodded and erased an area of the paper and replaced the notes. She handed it to him and he smiled. "This is great, I think we have a new masterpiece" he said and Mai rolled her eyes
"I wouldn't call it that, Taku. It's not like your other songs" she said and he grinned. "Well, what's nice about this is that you're actually going to sing, I've been wanting you to publish your songs for such a long time now, they're all beautiful, the world doesn't know what talent is if they haven't heard your voice" he said and Mai blushed at the compliment and smacked his arm playfully
"My voice isn't that nice, Taku" she said and he shook his head
"Your voice is absolutely beautiful, darling" he said and Mai smiled, "Thanks" she mumbled and Ayako cleared her throat "You finished a song that fast?" she asked, amazed. Mai laughed and shook her head "No, far from it. We still have to finish the lyrics and edit it, it takes a while to make a song, Ayako" she said and Ayako nodded
"So, Mai you sing this part," Taku said pointing to an area in the paper and she nodded "How should it sound like?" she asked and he started to hum the melody to her. She nodded and tried it out for herself, whispering the lyrics under her breath. She smiled "This is nice, Taku" she said and he grinned
"You think so?" he said wrapping an arm around her shoulder "Yeah, it has a nice meaning to it but I'm worried about your rapping, I haven't heard you yet" she said and he grinned "You have to wait and see then" he said and she grinned
Naru cleared his throat, annoyed. They looked too close for his liking, he didn't want to admit it but he didn't like Takumi being so close to Mai while he was so far away. Mai looked at him, smiling hesitantly, wondering if he was still mad or something.
"Mai, tea" he said simply and she nodded, he hadn't asked for tea for the whole day, maybe that's why he's so irritable. "Sure, Naru" she said and stood up, Takumi followed her. She smiled at him "No need to go with me, Takumi. I can go by myself" she said and he shook his head
"I'm going with you, Mai. You could get hurt" he said and she sighed but nodded anyway. They left the room and the team stared at the door "She makes me so jealous, having Takumi with her like that. They're acting like a couple. I don't believe for one second that they're just 'friends'" Ayako said and Naru clenched his fists
"Yeah, they act so comfortable with each other and he actually got Mai to back down, no one can ever do that!" Monk said and Naru glared at the door, that didn't mean anything, she didn't love Takumi, she loved him, only him.
Mai and Takumi were walking down the stairs and Takumi's hand was on her back protectively. She smiled at him and they walked into the kitchen. She worked her way around and took out the kettle; she started it and leaned back on the counter. Takumi appeared beside her "You know, I threatened him" he said and Mai stared at him
"You what?" she asked but she wasn't really surprised, she knew how hostile he could be, and by the way he had been acting around Naru it was evident he practically hated him already. "I threatened him, even showed him a little of my powers" he said and Mai hit his shoulder "You what? What did you show him?" she asked and he grinned
"Nothing much, just made my eyes glow" he said and she let out a sigh of relief, she didn't like Takumi using his powers that much "Alright, good. You know I don't like you using them when it is not needed" she said and he pouted "But it was needed, he made you cry" he said and Mai sighed
"It's alright, Taku. I should be used to it by now" she said and he frowned and took her hand in his "Mai, don't say that. You don't deserve to be hurt or get hurt. You deserve so much more than this, if only you would let me…" he trailed off and she smiled apologetically at him and hugged him tightly "I'm sorry, Taku. I wish I could love you and not that jerk, you've been so good to me" she said and he smiled
"It's alright, Mai. You can't choose who you love" he said and she frowned and squeezed him tightly before letting go. She pecked his cheek and the kettle started to whistle loudly, she rushed to it and it started to shake and she cried out as it exploded, Takumi covered her so the hot water wouldn't hit her.
Takumi cursed under his breath as one of the knives started to fly towards them; he blocked them from hitting Mai's arm, effectively slashing himself. The long, deep wound was flowing with blood and he winced. Another knife flied toward them and he pushed Mai to the floor and covered her with his body.
The room's temperature dropped and it started to shake. He cursed and looked at Mai, who was staring up at him, horrified. "Can I?" he asked and she nodded. He grinned and the room started to glow in bright blue and everything stopped, all the knives fell to the ground and the room turned back to normal. Sighing in relief, he stood up, wincing as the pain on his arm hit him. Mai widened her eyes and grabbed a towel and placed it on the wound, it absorbed all the blood.
She removed it and frowned at how much blood there was, the towel was drenched. She pulled his arm under the sink and cleaned the wound, he whimpered and Mai frowned and concentrated on cleaning it. Once she finished she took out the gauze and wrapped it around his arm, the wound was about 8 inches long.
Takumi smiled at her "Thanks" he said and she nodded, looking at him guiltily
"I'm sorry if you hadn't come with me you wouldn't have gotten hurt" she said and he shook head "Shhh, if I hadn't come with you, you would have gotten hurt and that's so much worse than being hurt myself. I'm actually happy I got hurt, it was to protect you. It's a battle scar" he said and she giggled, he was good at brightening up situations
"Alright, Taku but I should get Ayako to clean that properly, I don't think I did it very well" she said and he shook his head "No, this is fine. I'll heal it anyway" he said and she frowned but nodded anyway.
She picked up the kettle from the floor and put water back in it, Takumi stopped her "I'll do it" he said and she shook her head and pointed to his arm "No, I will your arm's still hurt" she said and he grinned. The wound glowed in bright blue and the gauze fell to the ground, the skin looked like it wasn't even touched, it wasn't even blemished
Pouting, she let him take over. He put the water to the kettle and placed it on the stove. Mai took his arm and examined it. It was flawless. Pouting, she put it down and Takumi chuckled. "Great power isn't it?" he said and Mai nodded
"Yes, very great" she said and walked to the pantry, Takumi followed her. She took out a box of assorted cookies, grinning; she set it down the counter and took out a plate. She arranged them around it and smiled at her design, it was a flower. The kettle whistled and she reached for it, Takumi shook his head and she pouted but let him take it anyway.
He took out a cup and poured the water there; Mai took out the canister of tea and prepared it. Once she finished Takumi took the plate of cookies while Mai took the tea, she smiled at him "Thanks, they must be hungry so…" she said and he nodded "Yes, I would be hungry to after carrying all those equipment. You are so thoughtful, you know" he said and she blushed.
He chuckled and they walked back to base, everyone stared at them as they came in "What happened? The temperature dropped for just about a minute then stopped; did anything happen to you two?" Monk asked, meeting them at the door
Mai smiled mysteriously and Takumi grinned "Nothing happened Monk" she said and he looked at the two, you could practically see the secretive aura around them, she wouldn't tell anybody about Takumi's powers, she knew he was uncomfortable with people knowing. She set down the tea in front of Naru, who was watching the monitors and he glanced at her for a second before returning back to the monitors.
Glaring at him, she walked away and sat on one of the chairs. He could have at least thanked her after all the trouble she went through. As if reading her mind, Takumi appeared beside her and fed her a cookie; she smiled at him and chewed it gratefully. "Thanks, Taku" she said when she finished. He grinned and took out a chair and sat beside her.
"Anything happen while we were gone?" she asked and Monk shook his head "Other than that temperature drop in the kitchen nothing else, the ghost is surprisingly shy" he said and Mai rolled her eyes, that ghost was nothing from shy.
Naru looked over the monitors and glared, he saw what happened in the kitchen. Why wouldn't Mai want to tell them anything? He saw when Takumi covered her from the boiling water and jealousy came over him, it should be him and only him protecting her. What angered him more was when he was on top of her, she acted as if it was the most normal thing in the world!
And what was that blue glow he had, he had everything stop in a matter of seconds, just what was he? Growling, he looked at the background check Lin got him, it said that he was adopted by the Yamomoto's and that he was a popular singing sensation. There was nothing fishy in his background other than being found in an abandoned courtyard, I mean who leaves their children in courtyards?
He ran his hand through his hair and let out an irritated sigh, he needed to know who this Takumi Yamomoto really was, what if he was a danger to Mai? No cross that, he doesn't seem to be a danger to her, he's the opposite actually. He's protecting her, Naru realized
Mai's laugh brought him back to earth, Takumi was apparently trying to show Mai his rapping abilities but all he could do were a couple Yeah's and Uh huh's. Mai laughed once more, he wished he could give her that much happiness. He shook his head, no, he should be thinking like this, she was only his assistant, that was all she was and will ever be, his assistant.
No matter how his heart ached at the thought, he decided. She's just his assistant and an assistant was all she would ever be to him. 'Liar' he thought, he knew that wasn't true, Mai would always be more than an assistant to him, she was a friend, or maybe even more than that. Just maybe.
Mai laughed as Takumi attempted to rap, he was horrible at it. He couldn't even say the words clearly. "Taku, just give up, you're horrible" she giggled and Takumi pouted "I am not, I just need practice" he said and Mai shook her head, laughing.
"Then make sure you practice hard, if you want this masterpiece of yours to come true you better learn how to rap" she said and he nodded "I will!" he said and she smiled at his determination. "Maybe I could get Keiichi to do it for you that is his specialty" she said
Kaiichi and Kazuki were also singers like Takumi, Keiichi rapped while Kazuki sang. They acted too, they were all around entertainers and since Ko was their father – he owned an agency, they went off with a pretty good start. Ayako gaped at Mai "You know Keiichi and Kazuki Watanbe too?" she exclaimed and Mai sighed, she forgot that Ayako was apparently a fan girl
"Yes, Ayako. They are Ko's sons so it kind of makes them my brothers since he's my guardian and all" she said and everyone gaped at her "I never knew you knew so many…people" Monk said, he knew about that duo, they were good at everything! Mai giggled "Don't exaggerate guys, I just know three people" she said and they still stared at her.
Mai giggled at their expressions, Takumi, Kaiichi and Kazuki were just normal people just like them. She didn't know why they fussed over them so much, it was honestly annoying. "So you guys know those two?" she said and Ayako nodded "Of course I do! They are like good at everything! Have you seen their recent movie?" she asked and they all broke into individual conversations.
Mai laughed, she had no idea why they were such a big deal. They were normal people! Takumi sighed, Mai looked at him "What's the matter?" she asked and he looked at the team
"You know how Kazuki is with fan people" he said and Mai nodded, he got very cold around them and she didn't want that to happen
"Uh, guys?" she said, talking to mostly Monk and Ayako
"Yes?" Ayako said and Mai bit her lip "Could you be umm normal when they're here, they don't like people fussing over them, especially Kazuki" she said and they nodded "Alright" Ayako said and Mai smiled
"It won't be that hard, they're just normal people!" she said and Monk nodded "Okay" he said
"Hello! Anyone home!" someone called out from down stairs, Mai grinned. "They're here!" she exclaimed and ran out, Takumi followed her as did the others, Lin stayed behind but even Naru came.
Mai ran down the stairs and grinned, she missed those two a lot. She stumbled as she lost her footing and cried out "Mai!" Takumi and Naru shouted. A boy was in front of Mai in a matter of seconds, stopping her from falling. He had dirty blonde hair and earthy green eyes, she guessed it was Kazuki. He took her by her arms and carried her down the stairs, frowning
"Clumsy as ever I see" he said and Mai pouted
"Hey! I was just excited, I haven't seen you both in a while!" she said and he smiled warmly and put her down, she was immediately engulfed in a hug. It was another dirty blonde and everyone guessed it was Keiichi; he nuzzled his face to her neck and tightened his grip on her
"You worried me there! You were running too fast!" he said and Mai giggled
"I'm sorry" she said and he squeezed her. Kazuki pried him off her and gave her a gentle hug himself, Keiichi pouted and hugged Mai from behind, he missed her warmth.
"I missed you, Mai" Kazuki said and Mai smiled at his chest
"I missed you too, Kazuki" she said and Keiichi pouted "How did you know it was him? You weren't even looking!" he said and Mai giggled "I know you two; I think I could tell who's talking without looking by now" she said and Kazuki pulled away to kiss her cheek. She giggled and Kaiichi kissed the other.
She kissed their cheeks and they both smiled. Takumi came down stairs and smiled at them; they smiled back and gave him a one handed hug. "Mai, you should be careful with the stairs, you might fall again" he said and the twins stared at her "Again?" they repeated and Mai smiled sheepishly, scratching the back of her head
"Yeah, I kind of fell the other day" she said and they panicked immediately "What! Are you hurt anywhere? Does your head hurt?" Kazuki said
"What happened? When? Did you get hurt? How are you now? How are you still standing? Are you alright?" Keiichi said and Mai giggled and waved her hand "I'm fine guys, Takumi saved me" she said and they let out a breath, relieved.
"Did you get hurt anywhere?" Kazuki asked and she nodded "Yeah, my back" she said and he turned her and checked her back. A faint green light appeared on his hand but the team didn't notice. He smiled "There's nothing wrong with it. Did Taku heal you?" he asked quietly "Yeah, multiple times" she said and he raised his brow
"Multiple?" he repeated and Mai grinned sheepishly "Yeah, it hurt again after and Monk hugged me too tight" she said and he nodded, he already knew who Monk was from her stories. "Alright, tell us if it hurts again" he said an Keiichi came over "Is she hurt anywhere?" he asked and Kazuki shook his head
"No, Taku already dealt with it" he said and Keiichi nodded and hugged Mai again, gaining glares from Naru, who was now down the stairs with the team. "Mai, be careful next time. You could get seriously hurt and you know we don't want that" he said and Mai pouted
"But it wasn't me! It was that ghosts fault!" she exclaimed and they arched their brows "Ghost?" they said and Mai nodded
"Yeah! We have a ghost here, that's why we got you to take a background check" she said and they nodded "Oh, okay" Keiichi said
"Did anything else happen to you?" Kazuki asked and Mai smiled grimly
"Yeah, just a while ago, in the kitchen" she said and Keiichi started checking her for wounds, panicking again "What happened? Are you hurt anywhere?" he rushed and Mai shook her head and smiled at Takumi.
"No, I didn't get hurt. Taku was there" she said and they nodded "So, what happened?" Kazuki asked
"The kettle exploded and knives were flying towards us" she said and they panicked again "Did you get cut anywhere?" Kazuki asked, examining her body. She shook her head "Nope, Taku was there didn't I tell you" she said and they nodded, making a silent 'oh' sound. They knew of how Takumi was protective towards Mai, they also knew the lengths of what he would do for her.
Ko stepped up and smiled at Mai, she smiled back. He turned to Naru and handed him a check, the others looked over him and widened their eyes, that's how much Naru gets? "Take that as an early payment" he said and Naru nodded and put it in his pocket.
"So what did you find?" Mai asked and they grinned. "We'll tell you upstairs" Kazuki said and Mai nodded.
"Alright, go to the recording room" she said and they nodded and walked up the stairs, Mai and the others followed. They got back to base and the twins were looking around the equipment "Those look nice. Are they the A4560 camera's that have heat vision and can read temperatures?" Kazuki said and Lin nodded
"Yes, how did you know?" he asked and Kazuki grinned
"I know a lot of things" he said and Lin stared at him, he sensed a different kind of aura around him, it felt dangerous and it kept him on edge. Kazuki chuckled "Come on, relax. I don't bite" he said and Mai tapped him on the shoulder and glared at him "Be nice, Kazuki" she said and he nodded "Alright, alright" he muttered.
Lin stared at the two, how was it Mai had so much power over him? He sensed the same kind of aura from the other boy too, what was so different about them? Even his shiki's didn't know, there was something very different about these people.
"So, tell me. What have you found?" she asked and again and Keiichi grinned and plopped on the couch, Kazuki followed. Mai sat on one of the chairs and Takumi stood beside her. Naru took out his notebook and Keiichi started talking
"Well, this house you bought is pretty old, I'm surprised it hasn't collapsed yet" he started
"I got it renovated" Takumi said and Keiichi rolled his eyes "'Course you did" he said and Kazuki continued "This house has been around since the late 1700's. Takaya Watanabe built this house by himself; it's pretty impressing considering the size of it."
"He built it for his family; he had a wife and a daughter. I know, the house is too big for just three people but he planned for more children. But," Takumi cut him off
"Let me guess he died" he said and Kazumi nodded "Yes, so the house was left to his daughter and his wife. They both still kept the house and lived in it but soon after the mother died and the daughter was left all alone" Keiichi said and Mai frowned, she knew the feeling
Kazuki glanced at her before continuing "So after her parents died, Mizuki, his daughter still lived in it. She was just 9 at the time" Mai widened her eyes, she was just 9! "But since she was a child the government tried to take it away from her but she wouldn't have it, obviously. It was her old man's pride and joy" Keiichi said and Mai nodded
"So, whenever buyers came by she always scared them away" he said and Mai raised her brow "How did she scare them away?" she asked and Keiichi stifled a laugh "She dressed up as a witch and pretended to curse whoever came by" he said and Mai smiled, that would be a funny thought if this wasn't happening
"So?" Takumi said
"The government got very annoyed by the girl and forced her out, they even tried to bribe her but she wouldn't leave. So," Keiichi said
"She killed herself at the doorstep, so no one could enter" Kazuki said and Mai widened her eyes, she killed herself? But she would have just been 9 at the time! "How?" Naru asked, not affected one bit. He was used to it.
"She somehow nailed herself to the door and she bleed to death, she wrote down on a piece of paper that whoever comes inside her house would die" Keiichi said and Mai gagged, nailed? She nailed herself to the door? That would have been excruciating!
"What happened after that?" Takumi asked and Keiichi sighed
"She fulfilled that promise, whoever same inside somehow died, anyone who lived here died" he said and Mai widened her eyes
"Everyone?" she said and he nodded sadly
"Yes, they were all either stabbed or bleed to death" he said and Mai took a deep breath and let it out slowly, calming herself down
"So what do we do now?" she said and they grinned
"We get rid of that sorry ass ghost!" Keiichi said and Takumi high-fived him
"Yeah! Anything that ever tries to harm Mai would get a total arse kicking!" Takumi said
"And we would make it suffer more than hell could" Kazuki added silently. The group sweat dropped, they looked a little too happy about this. "And how do you plan on making this ghost suffer?" Monk asked, curious
Kazuki grinned evilly "We have our ways" he said wickedly and they sweat dropped again
"Yeah! So ghost! If you can hear us you better not even come near Mai or I'll kick that stupid ghost arse of yours straight to hell!" Keiichi exclaimed pointing to Mai who was just laughing as if it was a normal occurrence.
"But seriously guys, we could at least try to purify it" Mai said and Keiichi pouted
"But Mai~. It already hurt you. Can't I hurt it? Just a little?" he said and Mai shook her head "No, Keiichi. She's just like 9 years old!" she said and Kazuki shook his head "No, she's more than 2000 years old, now can we hurt her?" he said and Mai shook her head "No boys, no hurting 9 year old ghosts" she said
"Aww" Keiichi whined
"I hate it when you're too nice" Takumi mumbled and Mai grinned "Well, someone's got to restrain you guys. Come on, I had to stop you from going to Urado! He was already gone!" she exclaimed and Takumi pouted "But we could've checked" he said and Mai rolled her eyes
"Yeah, you three go to a burned down house just to check out a very unlikely still around demon, as if Ko would allow that" she said and they pouted. Ayako raised her hand
"Urado? What are you talking about? How could they have gotten rid of him?" she said and Kazuki grinned
"Would you like to know?" he said and you could practically see the demonic aura around him, it sent shivers down her spine. She gulped and shook her head "No, never mind" she said and he grinned and set it down. Mai looked like this was as normal as ever.
"Oh, Keiichi!" Mai exclaimed remembering something
"Yes mistress?" he said and she rolled her eyes at the nickname. Everyone sweat dropped
"Could you tech Taku how to rap, he's no good at it and he made a song with rap in it" she said and showed him the sheet. He nodded "Who's going to do the singing part?" he asked and Mai smiled
"I will" she said and he smiled "Finally! Are you going to publish it? I'm sure it's going to be a big hit" he said and she nodded "Yeah"
He pumped his fist up "Yes! This calls for celebration! Kazuki get the sake" he said and the group sweat dropped
"No drinking, Keiichi. You might be 19 but I'm just 17 years old, I can't drink yet" she said and he waved his eyebrows
"Come on, no one will find out. And besides, you're with us" he said and Takumi rolled his eyes
"Yes, her very reliable older brothers" he said and Keiichi nodded and put his hands on his hips and his foot on the table, doing the superhero pose. "Yes, we are the best brothers anyone could wish for!" he said and Mai giggled and removed his foot from the table
"Keiichi, you're making it dirty" she said and dusted the table, he frowned and removed her hands
"We can't have that. Let me, mistress" he said and cleaned it with his shirt. Mai giggled and pointed to the paper "Focus, Keiichi. Takumi. Rap. Teach" she said and he nodded, saluting "Yes, ma'am!" he said and she rolled her eyes. He went nearer Takumi and told him to rap for him. He was horrible.
He grinned "So the great Takumi doesn't know how to rap, eh" he said and Takumi glared at him
"Hey! I'll get good at it, you'll see" he said and Keiichi nodded "Sure~" he said and he glared at him again "Just teach me already" he said and Keiichi nodded. "You speak too fast, try pronouncing the words better and make it sound…"
Mai sat beside Kazuki, who was sulking. She patted his back "It's alright, Kazuki. You'll get something to hurt soon" she said and he pouted at her "But it hurt you, Mai" he said caressing her face. "I didn't get that hurt, I just fell and anyway, Taku was there" she said and he shook his head
"But what if it went further, you could've gotten seriously hurt" he said and she sighed
"I would've been fine, I have you guys there if I got hurt" she said and he nodded and hugged her "You know I just don't like anything hurting you, right?" he said and she nodded "Yeah" she said
"Then don't get surprised when I suddenly attack that bitch when she comes out" he said and she giggled. "Yeah, I won't be" she said "But at least I tried to stop you" she said and he noticed her locket. She saw his gaze and smiled "It's from Takumi, he gave it to me yesterday" she said and he nodded
"May I?" he said and she nodded. He opened it and smiled at the picture of her and Takumi, she was so young then. "You were cute" he said truthfully and she blushed "Thanks" she muttered and he smiled. He noticed that Takumi placed a little of his energy there and grinned, so it was to protect her, huh.
He took it off her and she looked at him curiously "Can I borrow this for a while?" he asked and she nodded, confused. He left the room and Keiichi and Takumi stared at the door and looked at Mai "What happened?" Takumi asked and Mai shrugged
"I just showed him the locket then he just asked if he could borrow it for a while" she said and Takumi smiled, knowing what he was doing. Mai and Keiichi looked at him curiously "What do you know Taku?" Mai asked and Takumi grinned and whispered something to Keiichi's ear. He widened his eyes and pouted "But I want to do that too!" he said and Taku smiled
"Then go ahead, it is for Mai after all" he said and Keiichi grinned and walked out. Everyone looked confusedly at him "Taku, what happened?" Mai asked and Taku smiled mysteriously "It's a secret, darling, you'll find out eventually" he said and she pouted and stood up. Everyone stared at her, what was she doing?
Takumi groaned silently, he knew what she was doing. She sat on his lap and reached up to his ear "Can you please tell me, Taku. I really want to know. I'll do anything you want me to, I promise" she said almost seductively, he gulped. "Alright, alright" he said and the group gaped at Mai, what did she just tell him?
He whispered to her ear and she widened her eyes "You can do that?" she asked and he grinned and nodded "Yup, we're just that good" he said and Mai hit his arm playfully
"Hey" she said and he smiled at her "Well, it is true" the door opened and the twins came back in, they were grinning. Keiichi saw their position and groaned "She knows doesn't she?" he said and Takumi nodded "Yup, works every time" Mai said and kissed Takumi's cheek "Thanks" she whispered and he smiled
She stood up and they gave her back the locket, it was silver now. She smiled and at them and kissed both their cheeks. Naru glared, just what were they doing?
Mai sat back down on the couch and Kazuki followed her, Keiichi continued to teach Takumi how to rap and everyone just stayed silent. "Hey Kazuki want to help me make a song? I'm kind of bored" she said and he nodded
"Sure, nee-chan" he said and Mai pouted, that made her feel old. He chuckled and took a music sheet and a pen. He handed it to Mai and nodded. She shook her head "I'll do the lyrics, you do the melody this time" she said and he nodded and took out a piece of lined paper. She looked up on the wall then at the group, they were silently watching her, wanting to see Mai at work.
She smiled and scribbled down a few words, she frowned and erased them. She bit her lip and smiled and wrote down lyrics that almost filled up the page, almost. She leaned back on the couch and looked at Kazuki, who was just watching her. She showed him the paper and he smiled "This is great Mai, how about you repeat this here…"
They edited the lyrics she made and after an hour or so she finished. Smiling, she raised it up to Kazuki, he smiled proudly at her "Now what's left is the melody" he said and she nodded "Yeah, how about I get you a guitar" she said and he nodded. She took a guitar from the wall and Takumi and Keiichi looked at her curiously
"What are you doing, mistress?" Keiichi asked and Mai grinned "I'm making a song" she said and he smiled
"And she strikes again!" he said and Mai giggled
"Let me see!" they said and Mai guided them to the couch. She handed Takumi the lyrics and he frowned "This is so sad, yet beautiful, Mai" he said and she smiled "Great!" she said and he grinned. Keiichi looked over the lyrics, "This is great, Mai. You're still as talented as ever" he said and Mai smiled
"Now, I have to make a melody" she said and they nodded. Kazuki took the guitar and stared to try out a few chords while Keiichi wrote down a few notes. Takumi kept on tapping on the table, trying to make a melody. "Does this happen every day?" Ayako asked Mai and she shook her head "Nope, just when the two are here" she said and Ayako nodded, gaping at the three, they looked like gods like that.
"Here! Please check this out mistress!" Keiichi said showing Mai their compiled work. She smiled "This is great!" she said and they smiled
"Want to try it out?" Kazuki asked and Mai shook her head "No, not here. There are people watching" she said and Monk raised his brow "Too shy to sing, Mai?" he taunted and Mai huffed and crossed her arms under her busts.
"Well yeah! You guys might laugh at me" she said and Masako smirked "Is your voice that bad?" she sneered and the three boys glared at her "Shut up, dolly. You don't even know how talented Mai is" Keiichi said and Mai giggled while high-fiving Ayako. "This is the best case ever" she said and Mai smiled
"I want to hear Mai sing!" Monk said and Ayako nodded in agreement "I do to" she said
"I would love to hear your voice, Mai-san" John said and Masako huffed. Naru kept quiet, though he wanted to hear her voice as well
Keiichi grinned "See~. Come one sing, Mai. Please" he said and Mai sighed but nodded, how could she refuse?
She looked at Kazuki who nodded, he started to play the guitar and Mai took a deep breath and closed her eyes
Well I couldn't tell you why she felt that way,
She felt it everyday
And I couldn't help her,
I just watched her make the same mistakes again.
What's wrong, what's wrong now?
Too many, too many problems.
Don't know where she belongs, where she belongs.
She wants to go home, but nobody's home.
It's where she lies, broken inside.
With no place to go, no place to go to dry her eyes.
Mai finished the song and opened her eyes, Keiichi came to hug her "That was great, Mai" he said and Mai smiled, she looked around the room and saw that everyone was gaping at her; even Naru was in his little spell. Ayako came over to hug her "That was beautiful, Mai" she said and Mai smiled "Thanks" she said and Monk ruffled her hair "Who knew you had that in you, kid" he said and Mai grinned
Takumi kissed her lips, earning glares from Naru, Keiichi and Kazuki. Kazuki hit his head "Stop that, pervert" he said and Mai giggled. Takumi pouted "I was just congratulating her" he said and Keiichi hit his arm not-so-playfully and a little too hard "Yeah, don't defile her" he said and Mai laughed, they really should be used to this by now.
Mai smiled "Thanks, Taku" she said and he grinned. Kazuki kissed her cheek "Beautiful as always" he said and Mai blushed. He chuckled and Mai smiled. Her family's complete now. "Do you guys want some tea?" she asked and everyone nodded
"How about you, Naru?" she asked and he nodded "Yes" he said and she turned to Lin, he saw her gaze and nodded.
She smiled and stood up "I'll be going now" she said and Keiichi, Kazuki and Takumi followed her. Mai smiled at them "I can go myself guys" she said and they shook their heads "No, you can't" Kazuki said and Keiichi latched on her arm "He's right, baby girl. We'll come with you" he said and Ayako gaped at the nickname.
Mai rolled her eyes and nodded, they grinned. Ayako watched as they leaved, Mai had no idea how lucky she was.
But she did
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