on the bus heading towards Kyoto for the school trip, Emiko, Shia, and Akio were having a fun time talking with each other and getting thing's planned out for the 3 day field trip in Kyoto.
Emiko: "ok, so far we have unpacking in our room's, having some dinner after doing some sight seeing, then we head into the hot spring's for a relaxing break and to clean up."
Shia: "that's only one day. the other 2 days are free for us to do whatever we want to do. this is going to be so much fun. i've been wanting to go on this trip for so long!"
Akio: "well, we're not the only one's going."
Emiko: "what do you mean by that Akio?"
Akio: "what i mean is that i overheard some of the other's talking and they say that there's going to be a couple other's from different school's going to Kyoto as well."
Shia: "then that mean's we can make more friends and have much more fun in Kyoto as well."
Emiko: "that's a good point Shia."
Akio: "you are one girl who can always look on the bright side of thing's. i guess that's one of the reason's i love you."
Shia blushes some and holds her hands to the side's of her face and look's at him.
Shia: "Oh Akio. you are so sweet."
Emiko: "think you two love birds can wait till we get to the Hotel first? can't have something happen between you two here on the bus."
this cause's both Akio and Shia to blush more while Emiko smile's some at the both of them as she knew that this was going to be one fun trip.
after a hour passed, they made it to Kyoto and got off the bus to see that they were at the hot spring's Hotel.
Shia: "what is it Akio?"
he read's a sign out loud.
Akio: "welcome to the Saotome hot spring's hotel. all your problem's just wash away and your soul will feel renewed as well."
Emiko: "i heard about this hotel. they say that not only do you feel alot better, but even some couple's either confess their love for each other or they fall even deeper in love. it's so romantic."
??: "and it's worked all the time ever since it's been opened."
Everyone looked to see who said that and they saw a young woman with long Black hair wearing a purple Kimono and a smile on her face. she looked to be the age of 24 and was at the height of 5 ft 7 inches tall.
Shia: "who are you?"
??: "my name is Lina Saotome and i'm one of the caretaker's of this hot springs and i'm currently in charge. i've heard about you all coming today so i have just finished getting everything set up and ready."
Emiko: "thank you for letting us stay Ms.Saotome."
Lina: "please, just call me Lina. now if you all will follow me, i'll take you to your room's."
after saying that, Everyone had followed her inside and she took them all to their room's where they'd be staying for their trip in Kyoto.
Emiko: "it's a good thing we're in our own room Shia."
Shia: "true. but it seem's like two others will be joining us."
Emiko: "it does seem like it. i just wonder who they could be?"
Shia: "i'm not sure. but since we have time, why don't we go to the hot springs before dinner?"
Emiko: "good idea. let's go."
the two soon set off to the hot spring and after they got to the changing room, they put their clothes in the basket's there and put towel's around them as the soon head into the hot spring. once they get in the water, they see that there is another person in there and go over to her to see who it is.
Emiko: "hi there."
??: "oh! hello there. how are you?"
Shia: "we're fine. who are you?"
??: "my name is Tomoko Miyaka. it's nice to meet you two."
Emiko: "same here. my name is Emiko."
Shia: "and i'm Shia."
Tomoko: "it's very nice meeting you two."
Emiko: "so what school are you from?"
Tomoko tell's them what school she's from and that they are on the same school field trip as well.
Emiko: "oh wow. your school is the one not far from ours."
Tomoko: "it would seem so. what room are you in?"
Shia: "we're in room 123."
Tomoko: "oh wow. i'm in the same room."
Shia: "this should be fun."
Lina: "i hope you 3 are enjoying the hot spring's."
the three girl's turn to see that Lina had gotten in the hot spring with them and was already relaxing.
Emiko: "when did you get in Lina?"
Lina: "just now. you 3 were having so much fun talking that i just couldn't bring myself to distrub you."
Tomoko: "that's very kind of you."
Shia: "hey Lina? what kind of Hot spring is this? like what kind of healing Mineral's does it have?"
Lina: "well this hot spring help's cure you of depression, back pain's, shoulder pain's, and make's the skin much more smooth and shiny then before."
Emiko: "oh wow."
As the girl's talked on the girl's side of the hot spring, Akio was relaxing in the men's side of the hot spring's with another guy there.
Akio: "oh yeah. this is the life."
??: "i agree. you don't get many chance's like this to relax."
Akio: "got that right buddy. say, who are you?"
??: "my name is Tsubasa."
Akio: "mine is Akio. pleasure to meet you Tsubasa."
Tsubasa: "same here Akio. so, from what we heard Tomoko and the other's say, it seem's that we're on the same field trip."
Akio: "oh yeah. but it's nice to just relax like this in a nice hot spring. i might come back out here later tonight to see the star's."
Tsubasa: "that sound's like a good idea. i'll do the same."
Akio: "that's great. it look's like this is the start of a beautiful friendship Tsubasa."
Tsubasa: "that it does."
just then, the door open's up and someone else come's in. Akio and Tsubasa turn to see that it was a guy not much older then they are. he sit's in the hot spring and begin's to drink some Sake that he had with him.
??: "ah. nothing like some Sake and the hot spring to make you feel more like a man."
Akio: "who are you?"
??: "who me? i'm Kazuharu Kazuki. pleasure to meet you fellows."
Akio: "i'm Akio."
Tsubasa: "and i'm Tsubasa."
Kazuharu: "great name's you got there. so what room are you guy's in?"
Akio and Tsubasa: "room 122"
Kazuharu: "then it seem's like we're in the same room together. i'm here on a small personal trip."
Akio: "a personal trip?"
Kazuharu: "yup. i just got to relax some after all the thing's i've been through in the past few month's. thing's have been crazy for me so this hot spring was just what i needed. it's a good thing Lina let's me come in during the weekday."
Tsubasa: "you know Lina?"
Kazuharu: "of course i do. we've been friend's since Middle School."
after drinking his Sake, he get's up and smile's as he wrap's the towel around his waist and begin's to go to the divider for the hot spring's.
Akio: "what are you doing?"
Kazuharu: "i'm just going to enjoy some Fanservice from the girl's if you get what i mean."
both the guy's look at each other for a moment and then get up to run over to him to pull him back.
Akio and Tsubasa: "you can't do that!"
Kazuharu: "why not!? i'm going to let you guy's have a turn too."
Akio and Tsubasa: "that's not the point!"
Kazuharu: "you can't deprive a man of what he needs to see of the woman body. it's the thing that has kept us going for many years and i plan to keep on doing it!"
Tsubasa: "what kind of Logic is that!?"
Akio: "something for perverts!"
as the guy's try to hold him back, Kazuharu manages to get to the peeking hole and look only to see a cork there that is about to be pushed in.
Kazuharu: "what the?"
the cork get's pushed in and it hit's him in the eye as the hole is now blocked. Kazuharu and the guy's fall backwards into the hot spring.
the guys: "WHOA!"
a small splash is made after that little mishap. Lina sit's back down in the hot spring's with her same smile.
Tomoko: "what was that about?"
Lina: "just getting rid of a horn dog."
the girl's look at each other trying to figure out what she meant while the guy's came up from the water while Kazuharu floated back up and was on his back.
Kazuharu: "that was a dirty trick Lina."
soon after that, after everyone ate dinner and were in their room's prepaired for bed, everyone talked among themselves.
Shia: "this is so nice. i'm glad that the school could do this for us."
Emiko: "enjoy it while you can Shia. graduation is coming up soon."
Tomoko: "i know that feeling myself."
Shia: "even when we graduate, i'm sure we'll all still be friend's no matter what."
Lina: "that is true Shia. friendship is one of the most important thing's that a person can have."
Emiko: "how come your in the same room as us Lina?"
Lina: "to be honest, i accidentally forgot to book myself a room and had to stay in a room with some of the students. eheh heh heh."
Tomoko: "that seem's a little airheaded."
Emiko: "just like Shia."
Shia: "i won't argue with you on that."
all four of the girl's laughed but in the room next to them, Akio and Tsubasa were playing a game of Old Maid before going to bed.
Akio: "sound's like the girl's are having fun."
Tsubasa: "yup. but we can have just as well."
Akio: "if only we could think of something to do beside's play Old Maid."
Kazuharu: "then i have the perfect idea!"
Tsubasa: "if it has to do with peeking on the girl's, then count me out."
Akio: "same with me. i'm not going to do something like peek on them."
Kazuharu: "you guy's are no fun. don't you want to see more of them?"
Akio: "just what do you mean by that?"
Kazuharu: "think about it, the more you see of a girl, the more you want to be with them and get to know them. plus if it's a girl you already like, you want to see as much of her body as you want to have fun with her later in life if you are going to be together. peeking on them once isn't going to hurt."
Akio: "as much as i hate to say it, you got me tempted."
Tsubasa: "i do want to know more about Tomoko myself."
Kazuharu: "that's the spirit! now then, let's get into their room's and sleep in the same Futon as them."
Akio and Tsubasa: "WHAT!?"
he quickly cover's their mouth's and whisper's to them.
Kazuharu: "shut up. do you want them to know what we are planning? now's a once in a life time chance to do this. there are no second chances."
he let's go of their mouths and they sigh some. the 3 guy's quietly go over to the door and Kazuharu look's in to see that they were already in bed and asleep.
Kazuharu: "now's out chance."
the door is quietly slid open as they enter the girl's room and go over to the same Futon's as them. Akio and Tsubasa gulp hard as Kazuharu sneak's into the same Futon as Lina. he then put's his hand on her and goes wide-eyed as he notices something strange. he get's up quickly and remove's the blanket's on the girl's only to see that it was rolled up matresses covered by the blankets.
Kazuharu: "what the!? where did they......."
before he could finish, he get's hit in the back of the head by a paper fan from Lina. he hit's the ground hard with a large lump on his head.
Lina: "i figured you'd try something like this Kazuharu so i had the girl's hide with me to decive you."
Emiko: "i kinda figured it'd be someone like him, but you Akio?"
Tomoko: "how could you Tsubasa?"
Akio and Tsubasa: "it's not like that! we can explain!"
Lina: "if you'd be so kind, take the pervert back to your room with you guys now."
Akio and Tsubasa: "r-right!"
they both run back to their room and close the door while dragging Kazuharu with them.
a few days pass and it was a new day at school since the school trip had ended.
Akio: "I can't believe what happened. it took me the whole next day to explain myself to Emiko and Shia that Kazuharu tricked us. but i'll give him points for being able to get us to do something like that."
the girl's soon come up to Akio.
Shia: "hi there Akio."
Emiko: "hey Akio."
Akio: "hey girls."
Shia: "they finally annouced when graduation is going to be."
Akio: "when is it?"
Emiko: "it's going to be at the end of next month and get this, Shia has been selected to give the gradutation speech since she has had perfect attendance and had great grades."
Akio: "way to go Shia."
Shia: "thanks you two. i really owe it all to both of you. my best friend Emiko and my boyfriend Akio."
Emiko: "well, just like we said back at the hot spring's inn with Lina, we're going to be together forever as best friends."
Akio: "i second that."
not to long after, time had passed and it was the day of Graduation for the student's. the Principal was giving a speech before Shia gave her's.
Principal: "it is with great honor to have been able to help all of you through out all this time here. i must say that all of you have been the best at this school. it is with great honor to stand before all of you on Graduation day to reward you with your Deploma's. but before i do, i'd like to have one of our best and brightest student's, Shia, to give a speech."
he move's to the side and everyone claps and cheer's loudly as Shia come's up and hold's the microphone to give her speech.
Shia: "thank you Principal. and i wish to thank you all. we stand here today as the one's who have made it through the school years to this day to achive our goals. we have helped one another weither it was at the School festival or at the sport's fest. everyone has put their heart's into what they do and what they wish to do once we leave this school. after today, once we leave here to start our brand new live's into the world, we must never forget all those we have met. no matter what we achive or how famous some of us become like a star or a artist or a Manga creator or even a singer, we all should never forget these precious moment's that we had together here. thank you all."
she put's the microphone down and walks down as everyone cheers and claps loudly for Shia.
Emiko: "that was great Shia!"
Akio: "i am so proud to have such a great woman like you as a girlfriend Shia."
Shia: "thank you Akio."
the Principal soon give's the student's their Deploma's and everyone cheer's as they head out into the world for their live's to truely begin.
years pass and Emiko is heading off to a special event.
Emiko: "i can't believe that those two are finally doing it."
she arrives at a wedding chaple and goes inside.
Emiko: "Shia and Akio are actually getting married. i'm so happy for them. Shia told me everything about all their date's and how they have been becoming closer that Akio finally asked Shia to marry him."
after looking around for a few minutes and getting help finding the room, Emiko goes into the room where Shia is as she was getting her wedding dress on her.
Emiko: "oh wow Shia. you look amazing."
Shia turns around and smile's a she walks over to Emiko and hold's her hand's with a exicted smile on her face.
Shia: "oh Emiko! i'm so glad you could come."
Emiko: "of course. i wouldn't miss your wedding for the world."
the door open's and in come's Tomoko and Lina.
Lina: "well look at you Shia."
Shia: "Tomoko! Lina! it's been so long!"
Tomoko: "yes it has. i'm glad i could be here for your wedding as one of the bride's maid."
Lina: "same here. i guess Emiko is one as well."
Shia: "it's so good that the 4 of us could be together again after all these years. we haven't been together like this since the Hot Spring's."
Tomoko: "i remember that like it was just yesterday."
Lina: "we had so much fun there. make's me proud to actually have been there when you all shown up."
Emiko: "but now's Shia's biggest day. her wedding."
Shia: "thank you all for being here."
Shia wipe's away a tear of happiness from being re-united with all her close friends.
meanwhile Tsubasa and Kazuharu were with Akio as he was putting on his tuxedo.
Tsubasa: "thanks for having us come."
Akio: "it's not a problem. beside's, it's the least i could do. you two are my friend's even though you are still perverted Kazuharu."
Kazuharu: "i'll admit to it. i'm a pervert to the very end. but you are one lucky dog Akio. to be marrying such a beauty as Shia."
Akio: "i know. but you better keep your hands off her."
Kazuharu: "don't worry. i'm a married man myself. i even brought my son with me."
the two look and see a young man near Kazuharu letting out a small smile as he looked to be in a little younger then Akio.
Tsubasa: "oh wow. i never knew you had a kid."
Kazuharu: "well, i got married not too long ago. beside's, it has been many years since we last saw each other. i'd like you guy's to meet my son, Bob Kazuki."
Bob: "hello there."
Akio: "nice to meet you Bob. i'm Akio Sagaia."
Tsubasa: "and i'm Tsubasa."
Bob: "it's nice to meet you."
Akio: "it's good you brought him Kazuharu. one of my best men couldn't make it due to a business trip. so do you think...."
Kazuharu: "of course. i don't mind him being one of your best men. beside's, it's your's and Shia's big day."
Akio: "thanks. i owe you one."
Kazuharu: "just don't forget it."
soon after that, everyone was in the hall waiting for Shia to arrive. the door open's and the wedding song begins to play as Emiko walks down the hall with Shia. everyone is in Awe at how beautiful Shia looked in her wedding gown. Emiko went to stand with the other bride's maid's as Shia stood across from Akio and was blushing hard.
Priest: "now then, do you, Shia, Take Akio Sagaia, to be your husband? through Love and sickness, til death do you part?"
Shia: "i do."
Priest: "and do you, Akio Sagaia, Take Shia to be your Wife? through Love and Sickness, Til Death do you part?"
Akio: "i do."
Preist: "please present the wedding Ring."
Tsubasa hands Akio the wedding Ring. Akio places the Ring on Shia's ring finger.
Preist: "by the power vested in me, i now pronouce you, Husband and Wife. you may now kiss the bride."
Shia and Akio kiss each other and everyone cheer's loudly in joy and the wedding bell's Ring. at the outside, Shia and Akio walk down the red carpet to the Limo with everyone cheering for them and throwing Confeity to them. they get in the Limo and the car takes off.
years later, Akio was with Shia in the Hospital as she was giving birth to a child.
Akio: "you can do it Shia. push."
Doctor: "i can see the head. push just a little harder."
Shia: "THE PAIN!"
Akio: "it's almost over Shia. just one more push."
the baby soon come's out and was crying. the doctor cut's the umbilicol cord and put's the baby in a blanket after drying it off and hand's it to Shia.
Doctor: "congradulations. it's a boy."
Shia takes the baby and Akio look's at him with Shia.
Akio: "our first child."
Shia: "he's so beautiful."
Akio: "what shall we name him?"
Shia: "i got a name. Reno. Reno Sagaia."
Akio: "Reno it is."
however, not that many years pass that Shia and Akio were back in the hospital as she was giving birth to one more Child. but this time, Reno was in the waiting room with Emiko.
Reno: "will mommy be ok?"
Emiko: "of course she will be Reno. your going to have a new baby brother or sister."
Reno: "really? yay!"
after a couple hour's, Shia and Akio come out and was holding another baby.
Emiko: "Shia! Akio!"
Akio: "thanks for watching Reno for us Emiko."
Emiko: "it's alright. are you ok Shia?"
Shia: "i'm just fine Emiko. look. it's our new baby daughter. Mina."
Reno: "yay! i got a sister!"
Akio: "that's right Reno. now that your a brother, you have to take good care of her and make sure nothing bad happen's to her. do you understand?"
Reno: "yes daddy."
howevere, all that was soon to change. on one rainy day, Shia was walking down the Road with Reno as she was heading home while Akio was watching Mina.
Shia: "i hope this Rain clears up."
As she was at a cross walk with Young Reno and looking both ways, they were walking across the street since they had the signal to cross. Reno walked ahead and was having fun with the puddles.
Shia: "careful there Reno. i don't want you getting hurt."
Reno: "yes mommy."
at the same time, Emiko was walking down the street across from them with her young daughter, Narumi.
Emiko: "look's like i got everything to prepair dinner. hm?"
she look's across the street to see Reno and Shia.
Emiko: "oh! it's Shia and Reno."
at that moment however, a truck was coming the down the road unable to stop in time due to the wet roads from the rain. Shia and Emiko saw the truck and saw that Reno was in the way.
she quickly run's to him and pushes him out of the way in time and smile's but only to be hit by the truck instead. the truck screeches to a hault as Emiko saw this and dropped her Umbrella with a Shocked look on her face.
Emiko: "SHIA! NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!"
after the Ambulance was called and rushed to the Hospital, Emiko called Akio and told him about what happened. he quickly got in the car with Mina with their Cousin, Ruri and rushes to the Hospital while Emiko rushed there with Reno and Narumi.
they were in the waiting room waiting for the doctor. 5 hours pass til the doctor came out and walked over to them.
Akio: "how is she doctor!? how is my wife!?"
the doctor let's out a small sad sigh as he faces them.
Doctor: "we've done all that could for her. but i'm afraid she doesn't have much time left."
Doctor: "you may go see her now to say your good-byes."
Everyone head's in and Reno and Mina rush to Shia's bed side.
Reno and Mina: "MOMMY!"
Shia open's her eyes some and smile's as she look's to see everyone.
Shia: "Reno.....Mina....i'm so glad your Ok."
Shia: "Akio. i'm sorry. i should have kept a better eye on Reno."
Akio: "don't talk. it's not your fault. please, try to save your strength."
Shia: "it's ok. i know that.....i'm almost out of time here. i'm just glad i could see all of your wonderful face's one last time."
Emiko: "Shia, i'm so sorry. i was across the street when it happened. i should have ran out to Get Reno instead of you getting hit. i'm so sorry."
Shia: "it's alright Emiko. i know you would have done the same thing. but now we're all together one last time just like back in school."
Akio: "Please Shia........"
Shia: "it's ok Akio. Reno, Mina......."
Mina and Reno: "yes mommy?"
Shia: "i want you two to be good for now and forever. Reno, you have the Responsiblity of watching out for your little sister."
Reno: "yes Mommy."
Shia: "and Mina, you be a good girl and do what Reno tell's you without giving him any trouble alright."
Mina: " *sniffle* yes Mommy."
Ruri: "yes Aunt Shia?"
Shia: "I want you to help watch over them. it's your job now. you must be their big sister now instead of being the cousin. alright?"
Ruri: "yes Aunt Shia."
Shia: "Emiko, thank you for being my friend for so long. your the best friend a girl could ever ask for in this world. i just wish i could spend more time with all of you."
Emiko was slowly crying some from Shia's Word's.
Shia: "and Akio?"
Akio: "yes Shia?"
Shia: "i'm glad we meet all those years ago back at Elementary School after you saved me from those bullies. i'm happy that we became Boyfriend and Girlfriend soon after that up to the day we got Married. i was so happy back then and i still am."
Shia: "i love you all, from the bottom of my heart. Good.........bye."
and with that, the machine does a long beep as it show's that her heart has stopped and she passes on to the next world leaving all those she loved behind. she was soon buried in the Cemetary with everyone she knew there crying tears of sadness from losing her.
Years later, into the present day...........
Reno and Mina were heading out to school after eating breakfast that Ruri had fixed for them.
Reno: "later Ruri! see you after School!"
Mina: "Onee-chan! wait up!"
Ruri: "have a good day at school!"
the two meet up with Narumi as she was heading to school with Aria and Nakou. the 5 of them soon walked to school together as Ruri and Akio watch them leave together.
Ruri: "i'm so happy that they have become so grown-up through out all these years."
Akio: "yeah. it seem's like Shia's final word's have left a large impression on you three."
Ruri: "i'm only doing what i have promised her all those years ago."
Akio: "yeah. well, im heading off."
Ruri: "where are you going?"
Akio: "to Shia's grave to pay my respect's to her."
Ruri: "then i'll have a nice lunch ready for you when you return. can you pay my repsects to her too?"
Akio: "sure thing Ruri. bye."
Akio soon left the house after that and headed off.
everything fades out and the spotlight come's back onto Nakou as he continues to sit in the chair.
Nakou: "and that is the story of Shia and Emiko's Friendship from their fated meeting to their untimely departure. i hope you all enjoyed this little story of how a single spark of friendship between 2 childhood friend's from Elementary school can go so far. i bid you all, farewell for now."
the spot light fade's away ending the story.