Hiraku and I were outside of the university. The sun was shining brighter than it was before in the morning. The majority of the students were finishing up classes at the moment and were heading off home to chill. I, on the other hand, had a date with revenge that I was eagerly awaiting for. I was so close to it, I could taste the sweet but bitter taste erupt on my tongue.
We arrived at Hiraku's car. It was a nice car: a shining white Audi. It was in good condition and I could tell that Hiraku kept it clean because the sunlight kept rebounding off of it. The windows were tinted, so I couldn't see the interior.
"Do you like it? I bought it a couple of days ago." Hiraku asked. I guess he noticed me eye-goggling his brand new car. It was nice, I'm not gonna lie.
"It's really nice! I'm so jealous." I lied, showing off a smile and the most innocent look with my eyes. He smiled back at me. He then stared into my eyes, as if he was hypnotised. He was still smiling, and I noticed his cheeks having a slightly pink colour to them. I pretended to act shy and turned away out of embarrassment. From the corner of my eye, he turned away towards the roof of the Audi. His cheeks were even pinker now. What the fuck was that all about?
"Hey, let's go! I can't wait to show you the inside." Hiraku then rapidly opened the car door for me. I climbed in and sat on the comfortable leather seating. It was all black leather interior on the inside. The inside had that familiar new car smell that makes any new car buyer feel happy. I put my seatbelt on as Hiraku climbed into the driver's seat. He started the ignition and started to drive away from the university.
"I'm meeting my friends at this diner that we usually go to. It's near the university that my friend Hinata is attending." Did I know this Hinata guy?
"Hey, Hiraku. These boys that you are meeting up with...did they all attend Imaroshi High School?" Hiraku looked at me for a second before turning his eyes back onto the road.
"Yeah, they did. I only know that Yuuki was in your class. It doesn't matter if you can't remember them now. When you see them, they will. They haven't changed a bit." Hiraku reassured me as he turned right onto a busy strip where there were restaurants and shops. It was only a couple of minutes from the university, I don't understand why he had to drive 2-3 minutes. He then pulled into an empty car space near the curb.
"The diner is just over there." Hiraku pointed to what seemed to be a diner suited for families. It looked like a nice place to eat; I could smell food wafting in through the open car window.
"Smells good. Let's go." Hiraku announced, walking to my side to open the door. I thanked him as he locked the car. We then walked to the diner. As we arrived, Hiraku and I flinched at some dude yelling at some girl walking past. She stopped, and she didn't look happy.
"What's it to you, asshole?! I can't help what I wear, I have to wear this!" Oh no.
"Hah! Saying shit like that gets you raped, little darling. And then you all complain and make this whole rape culture shit!" I furrowed my eyebrows in anger: if I could, I would've punched this guy in the mouth. From where I was standing the guy had black hair that was tied into a bun and his voice sounded very aggressive and slurred.
"Fuck you, you cockhead!" The girl shouted, walking away. I could see that she was wearing a school uniform. So this guy had the nerve to yell at a student? What an ass.
Hiraku sighed heavily and walked up to the table where the guy sat along with four other men who stayed quiet throughout the whole thing. I decided to follow him. The guy with the bun turned around and waved at Hiraku.
"You're finally here, Hiraku! What took you so long?" So this pig knew Hiraku?
"Sorry, guys! I'm here now!" One of the guys looked past Hiraku and was staring at me as if he knew me. He looked familiar to me too. He had straight blonde hair and had bright blue eyes. He was quite chubby and had pale skin.
"Who is she?" The blonde guy pointed at me and all eyes were on me. I jumped back at the sudden approach. Suddenly, Hiraku wrapped an arm around me and pulled me close to him. I could feel his body heat on my skin. I still kept my eyes on the boys who gazing at me, making me feel uncomfortable.
"Guys, this is Junko Miyamoto. She went to Imaroshi High School, just like us." Suddenly, their eyes went wide and smiles appeared on their faces. They obviously knew me...and I knew them. I had their pictures on my wall. Perfect.
The blonde guy jumped up from his seat and ran to me, engulfing me into a hug. Hiraku released his arm and laughed.
"Oh my God, Junko!" I just kept my head buried into his shoulder, which smelled like sugar. He then broke the hug and grabbed my shoulders.
"I'm Yuuki, don't you remember me? Yamauchi-kun?" My thoughts then went to the pictures on my wall. I have his high-school picture on my wall. I widened my eyes in fake excitement and grinned.
"Oh my God, Yuuki!" I latched onto him and hugged him. He hugged me back and held me tightly.
"Okay, Yuuki. Let the poor girl sit down." Yuuki looked at the table and walked over, pulling out a chair for me. I sat down and thanked him. He then sat next to me.
"I can't believe you're here! We have so much to catch up on!" A guy with a fairly deep voice said with an attractive smile. He was tall, had platinum blonde hair tied into a ponytail and green-blue eyes. He was really healthy and muscular. He also had fair skin that was really healthy and smooth. I later remembered him as Noburu Mizushima.
"We really do! It's been five years!" I exclaimed in a happy tone, although I wasn't and was just ecstatic to finally meet the people I truly hated.
"Sorry about Shiro's behaviour. It's how he always is, I think you already know that." Another guy that sat next to the ponytail guy also known as Shiro Ishikawa apologised for his friend's misogynistic ways. He had spiky black hair and hazel eyes and was the same height as Shiro. His name was Ryo Oshiro, and he was just like his friend: they were both staring at my chest. To counter back, I smiled cockily and said:
"My eyes are on my face, boys." They snapped their heads back up to my face where my smile grew bigger; I hated these two more than the hated the rest of them. They still haven't changed.
"She makes a fair point. If you want to compliment her, you might as well use your words instead of your penis." The final person to speak was a young man who looked calm, solitude and seemed to be quite blunt. Like Ryo, he had spiky black hair but he had chocolate brown eyes. He wore glasses like Hiraku and didn't seem happy. He was Hinata Kawaguchi, and I remembered him as the smart one back in the second year at Imaroshi High School.
We all began to talk about school. Memories from high school until I left. What we are doing now in schooling. Relationships, mostly romantic ones. Hinata and Yuuki have girlfriends, while the others were single. We continued to reminiscence until we all departed. Of course, I didn't leave without getting their phone numbers first. We all exchanged numbers until we all left the diner, happy that we reunited. I was very happy, indeed.
"Junko, do you need a lift?" I heard Hiraku ask me as I was about to walk to the nearest bus stop. I turned around and gave him a fake smile.
"No thank you. Thanks for offering."
"No please. I insist." I saw him open the passenger seat and gestured for me to come in. I sighed and did so to shut him up. He then drove me home with a massive smile on his face. What is wrong with this guy?
Once we were at the front of my house, Hiraku walked me to my door. Geez, being awfully nice for a guy who's such a prick.
"Well, I guess I'll see you tomorrow." I said after unlocking my door.
"Yeah, I'll see you in class." Hiraku said. We smiled at each-other before he stopped me again.
"Hey, Junko. Will we ever do this again, us all hanging out?" I looked at him, dumbfounded.
"Of course. Today was like an awaited reunion." And I was not lying. It indeed was...and was a one-way ticket to sweet revenge.
Before I went inside, Hiraku hugged me. I was shocked, but put on the nice girl show by wrapping my arms around his waist. I felt him kiss my forehead again, which made me inwardly grimace.
"It was nice seeing you again, Junko. I missed you." My eyes widended at the final sentence. I then smirked. Now I want to throw up...I felt uncomfortable. I felt my body tense up, which made Hiraku break the hug. He then apologised and left, waving at me from the car. I watched him drive away from the street, and I went inside.
Now, then. How should I do this?