We sat at the ramen bar in silence. I knew what Ichiro was thinking, it was, why was Haruki with another girl when he and Rin just kissed?
The bar was empty(apart from us) and there was a awkwars atmosphere around the two of us.
We both said at the same time, he caught my eye and we burst out laughing. The cook smiled at us then carried on making our noodles.
'You go first, Ichiro.' I told him.
'Kay, who was that girl Haruki-kun was with? and why did he call you Kimi?'He enquired carefully.
'Well. Do you promise to keep it a secret?' I asked, he nodded, 'we were just messing around at school, then we kissed and thats when you saw us. I was really happy and I thought Haruki was going to confess to me... but then he came round and kissed me again and told me he had a girlfriend. I was really mad, so I told him to get out and never call me by my given name again...' I burbled.
Ichiro looked thoughtful for a while then went, 'ah. I see.'
'You see what?' I asked.
'So he hasn't confessed to you, Rin-chan?'He pondered.
'Nope. And even if he does, I wont accept his confession.'I said in a stubborn voice, I was like a little kid who was refusing to have a bath or something.
Ichiro stared at his hands for a moment, then turned to face me.
'If Haruki-kun hasn't confessed to you yet, Rin-chan, then I will.'He said, looking me straight in the face, 'I like you Rin. I want you to give me your permission to date you.'
'Bwaaa?' I spluttered, 'okay, jokes over, Ichiro! We've known eachother since pre-school, it'd be-- never mine. Ichiro, stop kidding around!!
'I'm not joking, Rin-chan. I deadly serious. I want you to date me. I know you love Haruki-kun, even now. But I'm willing to wait for you. I'll wait until there is only room for me in your heart.' He told me seriously.
'Ichiro. . .'
'Please consider what I have just said. I'll be looking forward to your answer later.' And with that. He left the ramen bar and me, with a still-full bown of hot noodle soup.
Why do things things happen to me?