Make you smile

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
the story centers around a young girl called Yuki who has suffered badly and since then has been unable to smile, this story tells you how she was able to smile again

Submitted: June 16, 2008

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Make You Smile
 
Prologue: The Tragedy
 
Sometimes if you love someone so much it can hurt you more:
 
Those were his final words to me before he threw himself off the school roof.
My name is Yuki Himari. It was two years ago that my best friend Sendo threw himself of our school roof it came as quite a shock to me and  since then I haven’t been able to smile. I haven’t really been able to feel any kind of happy emotion at all, all I feel is this emptiness, my family and friends have tried everything they can, I was even sent to therapy for a while but nothing worked. So I am now an outcast in my school, I only have a few friends left and I hardly ever seem them anyway, and I even feel like an outcast in my own family. I thought that I would never be able to feel any kind of happiness again but then I met Ukiyo and saw that he had a resemblance to Sendo so I began to wonder would he be the one too make me smile.
 
Chapter one: The new student 
 
It was just a normal day as always, I woke up got dressed and went down stairs to eat my breakfast and rush to try and catch the bus as I always missed it every day. “Why can’t you just be like all the other girls and smile”, that’s what my mother would say to me every morning before I went to school, I knew that I should but since Sendo killed himself I have been unable to do so. Shrugging of what she said I ran to try and catch the bus but failed once again and ended up having to walk the whole way to school. When I finally arrived I was a half an hour late, the teacher didn’t really mind all she said was “don’t be late again”. Since I was late so often it had seemed that they had given up telling me off, hell it seemed that everyone had given up on me, well expect for Masshuu, he was the only one who sticked by me over the past two years since Sendo’s death, even my best friend Riku believed that I had pushed him. So I was practically friendless except for Masshuu I couldn’t wait till break when I would get to see him. “Take your seats everyone” the teacher said “we have a new student starting today, he is from China and has just moved here with his parents and is completing his last year of high school here”. A new student, probably just going to be another nerd, but when he entered the room I almost died when I realised that although it was only slight he had a resemblance to Sendo. After he had been introduced to the class he was told to take his seat next to me, and before sitting down he smiled at me and said Hi my names Ukiyo, what yours.
 
Chapter 2: The first meeting
 
“Yuki” I uttered. “Yuki that’s a very nice name” he said “hmph not really but I’m stuck with it”. He gave me a look and saw that I had no real interest in talking so decided to sit down and mind his own business, and just right too, what fucking business did he have talking with me, if I had wanted to talk to him I would have. Class was just as boring as ever and it seemed like it was never going to end, but the bell finally rung and I was out like a bullet to tell Masshuu all about my encounter with that creep. When I told him he just laughed and said “well maybe he fancies you”, “don’t say that you asshole it’s not true”. His reply to this was “Ukiyo and Yuki sitting in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G” but he soon shut up when I slapped him in the face. The bell for afternoon classes rang and Masshuu and I went our separate ways, he was in the block at the other side of the school from where I took classes so we only got to see each other at break, lunch and on the way home. Classes where again as boring as hell but I managed to get through without killing myself. I was on my way to meet with Masshuu at lunch but to my anger he was talking to that Ukiyo guy. I was just about to turn around and leave but at that moment Masshuu spotted me and shouted “hey Yuki are you going to come over and see your new lover boy”. Filled with anger I ran to him and after slapping him several times in the face said “you’re the one talking to him he might as well be your lover boy”. Upon hearing this the both of them burst out laughing. Still very much angry I decided to sit a little away from them till I had cooled of a little. A few minutes later Ukiyo looked at me and said “come on and sit with us I promise we won’t bite” I decided to give him a chance and sat with him and Masshuu. He was already very friendly with Masshuu so it looked like I would be seeing him more often but I still didn’t feel very comfortable around him. The bell rang for our final classes and Masshuu took of saying that he would see me on the way home. “Hey how about I walk back over with you” Ukiyo said, we had the same classes so I couldn’t think of a good enough excuse to not walk back with him. The whole way back we remained silent that was until we reached the doors of the school, at which point he looked at me smiled and then said “so tell me a little about yourself”.
 
Chapter 3: Common Knowledge
 
“Why don’t you just ask around” I blurted. He was little taken back by this statement and stuttered a little as he said “um what do you mean by ask around”. “Well I am the talk of the school and have been for the last two years”, “so I’m pretty sure that you’ve heard something. 
Again taken by this he said “so um you’re the girl who they said pushed that guy Sendo from the school roof”. 
“He was not just some guy” I blurted, “he was my best friend, and no I didn’t push him”.
With this he smiled at me and said “ok I believe you”
“Why would you” I said “I mean you only just met me”.
“Yeah I know” he said “but you don’t seem like the kind of person who would lie about something as big as that”.
With that he threw his arms around me and whispered in my ear “don’t worry it will all be ok”. Smiling at me again he went on into the class leaving me out in the hall. Why the hell did he hug me, only Masshuu hugged me, hell even my own mother had stopped hugging me because she thought that I was too cold for it. He had no right to hug me, but it did feel both weird and different to be hugged by someone else, I felt something when he hugged that I hadn’t felt in a long time, it was a kind of warmth that you only get from someone you like. Did this mean I liked him, well maybe but I still think that he had no right to hug me and still was unable to smile, but maybe if I spent more time with him would I be able to? 
 
 After classes I met up with Masshuu and he was Ukiyo again. It turned out that he only lived a little down the road from me, so Masshuu thought it would be fun to walk home with him from now on. So the three of us took off down the road until we came to our break up point between me and Masshuu, he hugged both of us and took off up the path towards his house and before entering he turned and shouted I’ll see you both over the weekend ok. Ukiyo and I both waved and walked on. So when we got to my house (he just lived a little down the road from me remember) he hugged me again and whispered in my ear “I’ll  see you later”, he then smiled at me and took of down the road towards his house. Watching him walk away I wondered to myself what other things would happen between me and him.
 
Chapter 4: The picnic
 
It was a Saturday morning when I got a call from Masshuu asking me if I could meet him at his house as soon as possible. Thinking that something was wrong I got changed as quickly as I could and rushed of to his house. When I got there he was sitting on the steps of his house with a big brown basket beside him. “What’s wrong” I said “is something up”. 
“No” he said “I just had a picnic planned and wanted to surprise you”. Slapping him in the face I shouted “what the hell is wrong with you” “I thought that something had happened to you”.
Laughing at me he said “well I never actually said that there was anything wrong”. 
Feeling really angry at what he said I slapped him again and said “so where are we going on this picnic anyway”.
Laughing again he said “the park stupid”. So we made our way to the park and when we got there guess who was waiting for us then damn Ukiyo and he even had his own picnic basket. “Well you two certainly took you time didn’t you?”
Looking at me with a smile on his face Masshuu said “oh yes this is the other part of the surprise”.
Given that he made me think that something bad had happened to him and had also never told me that Ukiyo was going to be here I decided to let it slide because I was damn hungry. So we all sat under the big oak tree where Sendo and I always used to sit as kids, so I felt a little sad but didn’t want to say anything just encase Ukiyo and Masshuu would make fun of me, so I turned to Masshuu and said “so what are we having” “I hope it’s good”.
“I’ve made you your favourite” he said “Tuna and sweet corn”.
“Oh what a coincidence” said Ukiyo “that’s my favourite as well”. 
“Oh are they now” I said, with no interest what so ever. So we all tucked into our food as we sat and watched people walk by. I was trying my best to avoid looking at Ukiyo because I still felt very weird around him because of the hug. Knowing that I was going to have to talk sooner or later I turned to Masshuu and said “hmmm not bad, but maybe next time you could add a little more salt time”.
“Well ok then you highness” he said “I will make them more too you liking next time”. Laughing he turned to Ukiyo and said “hey lets call her queen Yuki from now on”
“Yeah let’s do that” Ukiyo said laughing.
Looking at them both in anger I said “if you do you will die”, laughing at me again they both at the same time said “oh Queen Yuki please don’t hurt us”. Feeling really annoyed I turned and walked of shouting at the top of my voice “I’m out of here smell ya all later” walking of in disgust I heard footsteps from behind and turned expecting it to be Masshuu, but it Ukiyo instead, looking him up and down I said “what do you want”
“Can I meet up with you tomorrow”? A little taken back by this I had to ask “why do you want to meet me for”.
“I have something important to tell that I can’t tell you know”.
“Well ok then if it’s that important I guess I could”, looking at me with a really big smile on his face he said “oh thank so much so I’ll see you tomorrow ok”.
“Yeah see you then” I said. He went on back to Masshuu while I walked on home, and the whole way there I began to wonder what the hell he needed to talk to me about, well I guess there was only one way to find out.
 
Final Chapter – A kiss and a smile
 
I couldn’t sleep a wink because the thought of seeing Ukiyo was running through my head the whole night. I had no idea why I kept thinking about him, I mean I didn’t even like him that much, so then if I didn’t like him then why did I agree to meet him? Realising the time I rushed to get changed and apply my make – up, but why was I putting so much effort into how I looked, I mean I was just going to meet Ukiyo. Maybe it was because he reminded me a little of Sendo and when I went to meet him I would always wear my make – up, but I guess there was no point on dwelling on it now I had agreed to meet him and I’m not the kind of person to go back on my word. So putting the finishing touches to my make – up I left a note for my mom telling her that I was away to meet a friend and that I wouldn’t be too long. So I made my way to the park to meet him “why did he decide to meet so early” I wondered, I mean it was only 8:30, I would still be in my bed if I hadn’t agreed to meet. I got to the park and he was sitting under the same tree that we had sat under yesterday. Getting up to greet me he said “I didn’t think you were going to come”.
“Well I said I would didn’t I”, looking at me with a smile on his face he said “well anyway I’m glad that you came” feeling a little stunned by what he said I decided to ask “so what was it you wanted to tell me”.
“Why don’t we sit down” he said, maybe he had some problems at home that he needed advice on or something like that. So we sat under the tree and turning to me he said “ok this is may come as quite a shock to you”
“Oh just say what you have to say” I blurted. Looking a little bewildered he uttered the words “I love you”
“What” I shouted,
“look I know I haven’t known you for very long” he said “but I fell in love with you the moment I first laid eyes on you” taken back by what I had just heard I looked at him and said “you joking right” “I mean I’m bad news, you’d be better of with someone else”. Smiling at me he said “but I want to be with you”, he then lent in and kissed me and I felt myself kissing him back, it was so intense and seemed to last forever, when it did end I realised that I was smiling. “Oh my god” I shouted “I’m smiling”, I lent in and kissed Ukiyo again then hugging him I said “I love you so much because you were able to make me smile again”.
 
Epilogue
 
It has been two months since that day under the tree when Ukiyo and I shared our first kiss. We have been going out ever since then and I couldn’t be happier, my mom and I are talking again, I’ve made new friends and best of all I have a wonderful boyfriend who helped me to smile again and who I love with all my heart and owe the world too.


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