Well, here it is! The New Chapter of our new Ghost Hunt Fanfic, Forgive My Jar Of Hearts (based off of Christina Perri's Jar Of Hearts if you hadn't figured that out). Anyways, we're gonna do our best with our song theme for each chapter, as we are with Untouched. (Please read if you have time!) Jar of Hearts covers the whole story rather than a specific chapter. We will still be updating Untouched, but will be working on this one at the same time. So please read and enjoy! Thank you!
"Kiss me beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift you open hand
Strike up the band, and make the fireflies dance
Silver moon's sparkling,
So kiss me"
Mai sighed as she tapped her pencil against the paper that displayed hundreds of random marks of graphite that had been the result of her unsuccessful attempt to quell the boredom she had been enduring for the past several hours. The tapping began to slow as her vision began to grow fuzzy then dark as her lids closed over her eyes. The clicking sound of the opening door started her awake again and she stood, slightly disheveled.
A disapproving stare met her own and the girl held back an eye roll and fell back into her chair. "About time you got back," she muttered annoyed.
The comment received a glare, but she didn't really care too much, by now she had grown used to it.
"Haven't you learned to not sleep on the job yet?" the man said.
This time Mai really did roll her eyes. "It's your fault you made me work on such a slow day for no apparent reason," she said, letting her head fall to the desk.
Naru frowned, annoyed. "Don't blame me for your shortcomings Mai," he said.
She frowned and stood, "Well if that's all you have to say, I'm heading home," she said walking around the desk and heading towards the door.
Naru just stood there without a word, his lips resting lightly against each other. Mai really thought he was just going to allow her to leave, which came to her as a slight shock but she decided to let it pass.
Suddenly, cold fingers wrapped around her wrist, pulling her to a stop. Mai turned slowly to look at Naru with a surprised stare. His face though, was just as emotionless as usual, but it didn't help with her confusion.
"We need to talk," he said.
The four words sent a chill down her spine. His tone had her on edge as a slight tug had her standing in front of him again. Those words were never a good thing, and coming from Naru didn't make it any better. Was it something she had done? Probably, but she couldn't think of what possibly could have set him off this time.
His look silenced her and she closed her mouth again.
"We've known each other for a little over four years now and I've done some thinking in that time. You're a very interesting girl, Mai. Your compassion for people is extraordinary and most find it rather attractive. There were times, well are times, I will admit, that even I was impressed by your passion and your strength. I originally had you work at SPR on the premise of paying off the equipment, though it didn't take long for you to realize my true intentions. But even then, you weren't upset. You're such a selfless girl Mai and it's truly amazing."
He paused for a moment and Mai was left standing substantially more confused than she was before. What was he talking about? Naru was always such a straight forward person, it was unlike him to beat around the bush like this. And what was with all the compliments? She had the urge to check his forehead for a fever, make sure he was feeling alright.
A slight huff from the body in front of her brought her attention back to Naru.
"This is ridiculous; I don't know what I'm saying! I like you Mai, alright?" He looked her straight in the eyes and Mai swore she could see a touch of pink on his cheeks . His face was calm, but there was something off about him, something she couldn't quite pinpoint or explain.
"What…?" Mai asked, eyes wide.
He sighed in a usual annoyed fashion. "I said I like you, or do I have to explain it further?" he asked.
She shook her head. "No, no, I've got it, I just… I just didn't expect it…" she said softly, looking away as a slight blush lit her cheeks.
"I enjoy your presence Mai and I hope you will stay for a while," he finally said after a long pause.
She looked at him and smiled. "Of course, but why all of a sudden?" she asked.
"It was about time I stopped being so stupid and weak and acted like a man for once," he said simply. "You've been at least enough help around SPR for me to know that starting a relationship wouldn't hinder my work." He walked over to the desk oh so casual like and picked up the paper Mai had been doodling on not a half an hour before.
She frowned and stepped over to snatch the paper from his grasp. "Are you saying work comes before me?" she asked, staring intensely up at him.
He shook his head, "I should have known a simple mind like yours wouldn't understand."
She opened her mouth to protest, but he cut her off once more.
"SPR is very important to me, even now that Gene's body is found. I've worked too hard to let it go. But I've found that you are important to me as well Mai, and I can't let you go either. You and my work are not equal, but neither is one greater than the other. You and my work are simply separate priorities. Do you understand?"
She nodded though she barely had any clue about what he was saying, it was odd to just hear him talk so much.
"Well…." She shook her head. "I just can't believe this…" she said, still trying to wrap her mind around the fact that Naru had actually confessed to liking her. It just didn't seem him….
"Mai," he said softly in a way that made the younger girl's head turn in slight shock.
The moment she was facing him, she felt his hand on the small of her back and experienced the sensation of it lifting her up until her lips came to rest on his. The moment was short but sensual, leaving Mai breathless as she regained her footing on the floor.
The strangest thing was, the kiss hadn't come as a shock. He had always been a man of action.
Well there you go! Sorry for the out of characterness... I hope you enjoyed the chapter! The next is Angel's! Please Review and all the good stuff, you know the drill. ^^ Our other story is doing really good and you don't know how much getting notices about reviews and favorites and stuff really motivates and inspires us! (Granted it did take me about a month to get a really short second chapter out for Untouched... but I was busy!) Oh yes, speaking of busy, I am nearing the end of my senior year so I will do my best to keep up, but now guarantee's it'll be fast. Anyways! Tell me what you think! Drama to persue!