I saw his smile disappear turning into a frown. I tried to cheer him up by laughing, “Daijoubu da yo! I won’t judge you. You don’t even have to tell me if you don’t want to.” “Its OK, you should know about this,” he shook his head. He looked like a little lost puppy, frightened and worried of what the future might hold.
“Kazuya… is my half-brother,” he took a deep breath before continuing. “But, the inheritance scandal isn’t really true. Well, part of it anyways. Okaasan did leave us both her money! And, I’m not banished, I just left the mansion! It was getting too risky to stay there,” he explained, vivid images running through his mind.
“Risky? What do you mean? Are you in trouble, Jin-kun?” I looked at him, tugging his school jumper lightly. “I got dragged into this mess by Kazuya! He… he got in trouble with the yakuza and now, they’re after me too! I had no choice but to leave. I asked him to go in hiding, but he was just too darn stubborn! As an older brother, I tried to protect him, but he just resisted!” he said, almost yelling.
“That’s what he meant by dangerous…”
“Jin-kun… You should come stay at my place. The media has already found you over at Tomohisa-san’s home, so it wouldn’t take long for the yakuza to locate you! We’ll deal with Kamenashi-san once we get you safe!” I suggested, dragging him out of the gelati store. “Come on, you guys! We’re leaving!” I said, leaving the two filled with questions. “Wait! What? Why?” I heard Leah & Tomohisa-san yell in the background.
“I’m not gonna get you in trouble too, Veronica-san!” Jin yelled, gently but firmly placing his hands on my shoulders. “But Jin, if they find you, Tomohisa-san will be dead as well,” I screamed, tears started gathering in my eyes. “So please, just stay over my place for the mean time. They won’t find you there for awhile, onegai yo, Jin! I don’t wanna lose you just after I got to know you!” I begged, trying to hold my tears in.
“Wakatta! Stop crying! But once they locate me, I’m moving!” Jin said, wiping the tears off my face. “Un,” I nodded. By the time we made our way towards Tomohisa-san’s home, we noticed that Leah & him weren’t behind us. We laughed when we noticed this, because we were worried that we had to explain everything to them after causing that huge scene before.
But we didn’t, ne? It was our little secret…
“Tadaima!” I yelled, placing my shoes on the rack beside the door. “Shitsureshimasu,” Jin mumbled. “Ara! A guest?” Mum said, smiling at the boy she was yet to meet. “This is Jin, my classmate,” I introduced.
Mum was a very kind person. I brought Jin home because I knew she would let him stay here for as long as he wants. But, Dad was the hard one to convince. He had something against the guys in my life, even if they were just friends. He was too protective of me, but he would always give up sooner or later in the end though.
“Umm… Mum, Jin needs a place to stay over because of some family issues, so I brought him back here. Would it be alright if he stays here for a few weeks or so?” I asked persuasively. “Ii yo! It would be nice to have someone else around here once in a while! I’ll talk to Otousan about it so shinpai shinaide ne. You should take Jin-kun to the guest room and show him around the house. I’ll be here if you need me,”
“And here’s your room!” I led Jin in after the brief tour of my house. “Sorry if its kinda small. You’re probably used to huge, awesomely interior designed rooms, ne? Seeming you’re rich and all!” I said with an awkward smile on my face. “Iie, totemo ii heya da! I’ll be alright, thanks!” he placed his baggage on the bed.
“Take a good, long shower! Dinner will probably be served in about an hour, so I’ll see you then,” I gave him I last look before closing the door. I headed into my room, which was just next to Jin’s room, took of my school jumper and socks, and jumped straight into bed. “A~ Now what am I gonna do about Kamenashi-san? I’ve gotta get to move out as well! I’ll ask him in school tomorrow!” I thought silently, staring up at the white, blank ceiling.
~End of chapter~
Sorry I haven't been updating much... Been caught up with school and I'm finally back home in Malaysia, so I'll try updating more often... :p
Also, sorry the chapter is sooooo rushed!!