Original Stories Fan Fiction ❯ Volume Eight, Chapter Fifty-Five: Love at New Year's Eve ( Chapter 55 )
Love at New Year’s Eve
Last day of the year.
A chance for more love? Michiko thought so.
She snuggled on her boyfriend. “Baby.” Michiko nuzzled
him on his ear. Hideki chuckled.
“Yes?” he asked.
“Wow me with romance,” she whispered.
“Please?” Michiko moved in front and sat on his
“And how shall I do that?”
Her face came within inches of his. “Wow me.”
Hideki whistled. He kissed her on the lips. Michiko had high
expectations from today. His lips curved into a smile.
“Marry me,” Hideki said. “Marry me again.”
Michiko’s heart raced in her chest. Her cheeks became flushed.
Hideki put his finger to her lips when she tried to speak.
“Let me persuade you,” he said in a low voice. “I
want to take you out on a date.”
“Yes,” Michiko murmured. He kissed her on the
The adults went to have hot soba for lunch. Hideki looked over at
Michiko on the walk to the restaurant.
“Sorry I couldn’t book us something fancy,” he
“That would be boring,” she said. “You’re
supposed to wow me tonight.” She leaned on his body,
snuggling him. Hideki smiled to himself.
“Okay,” he said. The man took around at the streets.
The light snow from the other day had to melt. There weren’t many
people around either. Hideki began to blush.
“Michi-chan,” he spoke up.
“Hm?” Michiko asked.
“When was the last time we went out for New Year’s Eve lunch,
just the two of us?”
“Oh, wow. Let’s see…” She did a quick count on
her fingers. “About… five years, maybe?”
“It’s almost like nothing has changed.”
“What makes you say that?”
“It’s just you and I. Kids at home. The year’s about to end.
We are all lovey-dovey.”
“Ah.” Michiko thought about all of that. “I think
The couple arrived at the restaurant. The young hostess showed them
to a table. Hideki and Michiko read over their menus. He glanced
over at her.
“Hey Michi-chan,” he said.
“Yeah?” she asked.
“What do you think our future will be like?”
She glanced up at him. “I think you’ve asked me this
“Yes, it was the last New Year’s Eve lunch we had together.
You asked me that then too.”
“Yes.” Michiko closed up her menu. “But I’ll
answer that for you.”
“I see us married. The house to ourselves when Ryo-kun and
Kagome-chan move out. Our kids leading happy successful lives. Our
grandchildren coming to visit us. Us growing old and
“That sounds nice.”
Then, Hideki paused. “Wait… Are you saying
Michiko smiled. “Why yes I am. I will marry you
As much as Hideki wanted to run around, screaming in joy, he
cleared his throat.
“Thank you,” he said instead. “You’ve made me the
happiest man in Osaka.” The couple were ready to make their
orders when the waitress arrived at their table.
They would shop for the ring after lunch.
Happy New Year’s