official video for the main characters for this fic..hehe
Hotaru had 2 options where to spend her summer this year. First, go back to Mexico and meet her biological mother who left her under the care of Mr. Walter Devaughn, her grand father. Or, accept his grandpa's proposal of meeting a prospective husband in Japan. She's barely 19 this summer but her guardian seem to have planned her future ahead.
Japan was tempting, if only the purpose was different. She long wanted to wander around the busy streets of Tokyo and try the beautiful beaches. And it would be a big hindrance to tag along someone she doesn't even know. She was reluctant choosing between the 2 but being reminded of her best friend currently residing with her brothers in central Tokyo,she cheerfully declares her choice to her grandpa.She'd rather take the risky yet exciting trip to Tokyo than see the last person who abandoned her since birth. And off she goes to Japan where everything happens in a way everyone never expected.....
Momo, she longed to see her only best friend after 5 years of being apart. But she wasn't expecting Hotaru would bring disaster to her peaceful life. She was obliged to make things possible for Hotaru's sake. Summer activities were long scheduled after receiving that call from Hotaru.And then it gets spoiled after a quick conversation with Hotaru regarding her evil plans. And hearing her evil chuckles, Momo was sure she'll have the worst days of her life ahead.But she never expected the switch would gave her the chance to meet someone dazzling...someone that can confidently make her dumbfounded and mouth open in the middle of the crowd.....
Yabu Kota--> one of the eldest Hey Say Jump member, an almost perfect prototype of male species that made all girls daydream about him all day. Calm, reserved and responsible. Among the boys, Kota was branded to be the youngest ideal lifetime lover. People say he's always relaxed, but actually? He also freaks out when things aren't in control.
Inoo Kei--> another HSJ member, He shows a smarty college student character. Witty and loves to treasure a low profile status.As much as possible, he wanted to be at everyone's back and avoids getting into the spotlight. Kei is trying his best to portray a calm and pleasant personality where in fact he has no difference with Hikaru's nature. A sacred lamb in the eyes of their beloved fans, but in reality lies a big fat bully.
Devaughn Hotaru-> a carefree heiress that spent all her life living in a ranch south east of Asia. Born in Yokohama, Japan but was never entitled of a drop of japanese blood. 3/4 Asian, 1/4 Mexican. She is 20/80. She thinks less, and do things depending on impulse and adrenaline rush regardless of who's at risk or what's supposed to happen next. A disaster to anyone she meets for the first time.
Ogata Momoka--> the granddaughter of the Devaughns' butler. During her middle school years, her grandpa took her to Hotaru's ranch and surprisingly befriended the wild heiress. Now in her freshmen year in college, she still communicate w/ Hotaru by any means. Possessing the opposite attributes of Hotaru, Momo is a paranoid lass. She always think ahead, negatively even without trying except when Hotaru's by her side. She worries too much even in small inconvenience. Living with her 2 older brothers, Momo is living a simple life as a typical teenager until her best friend steps in to her world.
INTRODUCTION: (haha! more like a thesis! )
Kitayama Building 14th floor
Devaughn Advertising Agency
Another tough day has come to challenge the smart and finely chosen employees of Devaughn Advertising Agency. 8:30 in the morning, the office was then filled with busy people, and noise from telephones non-stop ringing. A usual scene at one of Devaughn Walter's company. This business tycoon at his early 60's owns a business empire founded in the heart of America and branched itself from all over globe. He caused everyone's positive approach towards their work, inspired them to strive more by making them jealous of his success. But that Wednesday morning, everyone was tense and nervous not because of million dollar accounts at stake or delayed presentations and proposals. It was something far from the ordinary tasks they need to accomplish, completely unrelated to business. The OIC of the said company can't seem to understand his feelings right now. It was in turmoil and tension overwhelms his system. He walks back and forth outside his cubicle, restless while glancing at his wristwatch each minute. At on couch facing his direction, fitted 2 more employees grinning at their boss' odd gesture.
OIC: What time was her flight?? Are you sure she'll be fine with just her friend fetching her?
Accounting Head: Sir, why don't you sit back and relax? You've been asking that question the 6th time now. She'll be here soon. Don't worry.
Creative Design Head: Ruru is right sir. All we have to do is wait till she comes. Ruru's sister is there to pick her up in the airport. The we do the task Devaughn-sama requested. That simple.
OIC: *glances at them* Aren't you a bit tense? This person we're waiting for is not just a prospective client or possible stock holder. She's Mr. Devaughn's grand daughter! Our future boss. Can't you feel the pressure guys?
Ruru/ Jiro: *looks at each other before glancing back at him in unison* NO?
OIC: Maji? *amused
Ruru: *stands up* You might not know but this is gonna be the 10th time we're meeting Ms. Devaughn. The both of us.*glances at Jiro
Jiro: And believe us, she doesn't deserve such expression. Hotaru's completely harmless and kawaii. *sly smile at Ruru
OIC: *suspicious* She is?
OIC: *sighs* All right . I'll try.
Ruru: *pulls out a lollipop from his pocket and hands it to his boss* Take this Hironoro-san. That might help you pacify your nervous system. *scoffs
*OIC mindlessly unwraps the lollipop and suck it to his mouth
*Ruru and Jiro laughing
It was exactly 48 hours after Momo received a long distance call from HOtaru. Hearing her voice after few months of ceased communication w/ her dear friend, she can't help herself from the overwhelming excitement. She's coming to Japan! And here she is, the ever loyal friend waiting for Hotaru to come out from the arrival area. Her neck stretches out w/ her heels lifted whenever passengers from overseas come out. She's late. Momo continued curling the few strands of her hair pony tailed hair with her index finger as she continued looking for HOtaru among the arrivals.
Momo: *worried* C'mon Hotaru. Where the hell are you? *looks around
: O-ga-ta Mo-mo-ka!!*shouting behind her
Momo almost jumped in surprise upon hearing that loud call coming from the back. Wherever she glances, people were staring at her instantly. Who won't? This person behind her just shouted her name to the world! Consciously, she bowed her head and moved to face her back.
A girl that stands approximately 5'5 tall is currently facing her direction, wearing that whimsical smile Momo haven't seen fro almost 5 years. Her hands were mockingly rested at her proportioned hips as she let her bag hang on her slender shoulders. The cowboy hat she's wearing that matches her striking beige boots hid her crowning glory with its few strands rebelliously locating themselves at Hotaru's ear sides. Momo uttered HOtaru's name once after recognizing the mad smile painted on the girl's face. Her red and narrow lips were pouting like a naughty kid scolding her mom. Hotaru.
Momo: *dazzled* Hotaru.
Hotaru: *grins* Are we gonna stare at each other the whole day or what?*smiles
Momo: Ohhh...Hotaru. *runs for a big hug
Hotaru: Momo-chan. *caress her back as she enclosed her arms around her
Momo: *teary-eyed* I'm very glad that you came here. *gazes at Hotaru w/ fondness
Hotaru: *smiles fades* I'm not glad Momo.
Momo: *confused* Y-You're not glad being here??
Hotaru: *sighs after glancing around* Silly. It's not like I hate seeing you. I suddenly came here for the worst reason Momo.And I badly need your help. *eyes prettily blinks at Momo
Momo: *mesmerized* Hotaru. She's grown more beautiful and interesting. Her thick lashes and black round eyes sure did lots of contribution to her exquisite kawaii face. How the hell did I have this wonderful looking friend with my unpleasant character and face? OOhhh my... now I'm shy being her best friend. Even in jeans and shirts, Hotaru can be outstandingly gorgeous when crowded w/ her fellow pretty girls. I can't be like her.
Hotaru: Momo?? Are you alright? *worried
Momo: Huh? Ughhh....Ye*stomach grumbling
*Momo and Hotaru stares at each other
Hotaru: *apologetic* I'm sorry. I skipped breakfast because I wanted to catch up on my flight. Gomen. *touching her tummy
Momo: *laughs lightly* There's a nearby fast food ahead. Let's have some snacks on the way.
Hotaru: That's great! I'm starving. *cutely
Momo: *chuckles* You haven't change one bit Hotaru. *paused* Where are your companions?? *glances back* Your bodyguards??
Hotaru: *sly smile* Hong Kong.
Momo: *puzzled* What are they doing in Hong Kong?? You're---*paused
Hotaru: *big grin* They accidentally took the wrong plane, Momo. They'll be fine.
Momo: *suspicious* Took the wrong plane or you intentionally send them off??? Oh my God! I sense something terrible! HOtaru!!
HOtaru: Let's talk later. Hayaku, let's eat before I starve to death.
Momo: *sighs* sometimes, I really wonder if you really are Mr. Walter's grand daughter. You act so ordinary.
HOtaru: *smirk* I'm not entitled to any of my grandpa's riches so consider me poor Momo. *pulls her towards the exit
Kota's an hour late at their usual members meeting. He was asked by his parents to wait for his uncle to come. The 19-year old celebrity was suspicious of the said conversation. That's why when his uncle came, he immediately initiated the talk.Much to his surprise, he ended up speechless after what he heard.
Kota: *scoffs* That's a joke uncle.
Uncle: NO. I'm not joking here, KOta-kun.
KOta: Why me?? *points at himself while glancing at his parents
Uncle: *clears his throat* I happen to brag about you at one conference. Then here's this man who go so interested meeting you. He was impressed when I told everyone that you started working at a very young age and has managed his own business at 18. And suddenly, he mentioned her granddaughter and asked me for the 2 of you to meet.
KOta: Muri. *blinks* Muri. Muri.* shakes his head
Dad: KOta-kun that doesn't necessarily mean you'll be marrying her or something. It's like getting to know each other date and of sorts son. Your uncle needs you this time.
Kota: Demo*hesitant* Boku wa
Mom: KO-chan, do this for mom. Will you?? *sweetly
KOta: Ka-chan. *uneasy
Uncle: She'll be staying here for 5 days. You can at least share just an hour with her KOta-kun. And based on my investigation, Devaughn Hotaru is a fine and vibrant girl. There's nothing to worry. She doesn't even know you're a celebrity. I can give you details about her if you want.
MOm: Ko-chan. *puppy eyes
KOta: *sighs* Alright. If that would ease you guys, I'm in.
*3 faces lit up after Kota's confirmation
Kota: Man, I just hope this girl won;t go fan girling after. *paused* Ba-ka! I'm being too conceited to have thought of that. To think, she's a billionaire's grand daughter. I'm pretty sure she had met lots of good looking guys than me. *sighs* Oh well. Let's just see what happens.
*leaves her parents and uncle in the living room to change
HONG KONG AIRPORT
A number of black suited body guards unloaded their luggage at the arrival area. All of them were wearing the same devastated expression. They gathered together, surrounding one companion talking to someone on the phone.
: Sir, we were again outwitted by Lady Hotaru. She led us to a wrong plane. We're now in Hong Kong. *about to cry
Walter: What the hell are you doing in Hong Kong?! You're supposed to be---Where's Hotaru?
: *cold sweat* I think she went to Japan alone. I'm really sorry, sir.
Walter: *heavy sigh* Well, what else can i possibly do to undo what Hotaru did? Book a flight back here. I Might be needing you to escort one client. I'm quiet confident my people in Japan will take care of her.Do it, ASAP.
: Yes sir. *phone hangs
BG1: Lady Hotaru made a fool out of us again. *loser face
BG2: What's new? It's her hobby to make everyone crazy.
BG3: I'm quite sure Mr. Devaughn's people in Japan will experience a total distraction once they meet our Hotaru.
: Good luck to each one of them. *chorus then continued laughing
i want a new environment
I definitely loved it senpai!!
So there will be switching stuff ne?? xDD
can't wait for the opening!!
another fic from you~!!!
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Oh wow. A lot of years had passed...
I definitely loved it senpai!!
So there will be switching stuff ne?? xDD
can't wait for the opening!!
thanks a lot jessee...
for always there to support..
I may not be as thoughtful like other writers as well as you do,
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i want a new environment
another fic from you~!!!
me ish gonna be your ever-loving supporter again~~
hehe...i wanna thank you not just because you're a regular reader of my fics
but simply the friendship, sistership?? haha...basta yung ganun..
iyak ka na noh??hehee...masyado ako madrama ngayon, ewan ko bakit..
hek..hek..basta, i miss you all!
I'll make sure this fic will crack you up..
I seldom promise so expect it for real..hehe
i want a new environment
it's finally here!!!
i can't hardly wait for the chapters!!!
gambatte te chii!!!
we'll still wait for VS though!!!
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super thanks for making me smile again!! ^^
nagiging uber imaginative ako when it comes to reading your fics!!
and laging extra-ordinary ang charactersitics ng mga chars!!
I love it!!
can't wait for the next chapter!!
introduction pa na????
unsay nlng kaya ang incoming chaps!!!!
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While roughly eating her hamburger like a starving beggar, Hotaru started explaining things to Momo. And eventually orients her with her brilliant plan. Momo was stunned staring at her.
Momo: Switch?/ Are you nuts??!! *stands up in surprise
*other customers stared at her in amusement
*Momo sits back shyly
Hotaru: Momo-chan, I only got 5 days to tour around Japan. Meeting that guy for a couple of dinner dates and picnics would waste my precious time. I can't let that happen. *eager* Dakara, I'm asking you this favor. I'm desperate. *puppy eyes
Momo: B-But, that doesn't make any sense. Hotaru, can't you see? We're completely opposite. Who will bite this plan of yours?? *worried
Hotaru: *paused* So you're not helping me??
Momo: *panicked* NO!It's not that. What I'm trying to tell you is, this switch thing?? Both of us will have a hard time portraying each other's character. And physically, I mean, look at you. Look at me. *shy* It's better if we think of another way.
Hotaru: *rolled her eyes* There you go again. C'mon Momo, you're not a beast. And switching does not necessarily mean we barter everything about us.. You just have to take my place for temporarily, as Devaughn Hotaru while I'm off to see your world.
Momo: What about your grandpa's employees?? They'll notice the difference.
Hotaru: Aside from your brothers, It's the first time these people will see me in flesh. Just trust me. I planned everything ahead. *nasty smile
Momo: *problematic* Ughh... I hate that smile. *cold sweat
Hotaru: *burped loudly* Thank you Lord. *hands clasped together while facing the ceiling
*Momo shyly looks around, ashamed of Hotaru's manners
*customers cared to glance at them, scandalized
*Hotaru innocently grins at her
Momo: Disaster. *sighs
Hotaru mindlessly pulled out her bag from the chair and put her hat back in place. Momo could not do anything but tail on her. She can't just leave this girl unattended in central Tokyo. Her brothers will kill her. Hotaru will be their future boss in the agency. Ruru and Taichi both worked under Devaughs companies. If they knew she's planning to reject her favor, she will be punished, abandoned and even put to prison by her own siblings. Lethal.
Momo: What are you doing? *curious
They're now waiting for a cab outside the fast food entrance when Hotaru started looking for something inside her backpack. She paused upon pulling out a Gucci wallet. Momo's eyes widen as she stares at the xxx worth wallet. Hotaru opened it and showed her platinum cards and some cash. She then took the cash and 2 credit cards from the 8 cards placed on it.
Hotaru: Here. *hands Momo her wallet
Momo: *puzzled* What's this??
Hotaru: To bring you confidence. Use it anytime you want, buy anything you need while I'm away.
Momo: *gulped* I haven't confirmed anything yet!!?? T-This i-is luxury Hotaru. It's too much.
Hotaru: NO, you need that. So keep it. *calls out a cab
Momo: *alarmed* Where are we going?
Hotaru: *glances at her* I'm getting you a makeover.
Momo: *pale* No way.*paused* Muri.
*cab parked next to them
*Hotaru pulled Momo inside the cab
Hey Say Jump members were amused to welcome a poker faced Kota who just came after 2 hours. Their excitement about their future getaway vacation mellowed down as they tried sympathizing on Kota's condition. Worried Hikaru slowly came near and asked his problem. Others were waiting for him to share the problem.
Kota: My uncle wants me date his friend's grand daughter. I was left with no choice but give it a shot.
Ryosuke: *scoffs* What's wrong with that? You'll be dating a girl. Man, it's an opportunity. What's with mourning look?
Hikaru: *excited* Have you seen her? Was she pretty?
Daiki: You're not going, are you? Can I be your proxy then?? *raises his hand and giggles
*boys gathered around Kota like kids
Yuto: She's a rich girl I suppose. *arms crossed at his chest
*Kota upset while nodding
Kei: *pats Kota's shoulder* Daijobou. It's just a date. Might as well consider this thing as one of your recreational activity for summer.
Kota: *doubtful* I don't know if I can do that, Kei. I dated girls before but this is the first time I'll be dating someone from overseas.
: Huh??! *all amused
Hikaru: *eyes sparkling* Foreigner. I like that. Want me to accomplish this job of yours Kota-chan??
Yuya: *crossed legs while seated facing Kota* Give it a try then. *thriftily
Yuuri: *stands next to Yuya* And introduce her to us if you plan to bring her with you, Kota-kun.
Keito: What's bothering you,Kota-kun? It's just a date.
Kota: *smirk* That I don't know. I suddenly have this instinct that something bad will happen.
The OIC's secretary hurriedly runs to call for Mr. Hironori. She was in her office cubicle when she receives a phone call from Hotaru Devaughn herself, asking for their bos.
Secretary: *panting* Guys! She's on the phone. Where's HIronori-san?
*everyone turned pale, eyes locked at the secretary
Ruru: *grins* Neh~~Hironori-san!! Our future boss wants you on the phone! Hayaku! *sneaked his head at a room next to his desk.
Out from the office, the haggard looking OIC immediately runs to answer the phone. Aside from Ruru and the marketing head Jiro, everyone was dumbfounded at their respective desks with eyes following HIronori running around.
Hironori: *inhale-exhales* H-Hotaru-s-sama, This is Hironori Koichi speaking. *cold sweat
*office mates gathered around
Hotaru: Ohayo Gozaimasu, Hironori-san! *cheerfully
Hironori: *surprised* O-Ohayo, Hotaru-sama. W-Where are y-you?? *stammers
Hotaru: Uhmmm..I went straight to Harajuko. But don't worry, my friend Momo accompanied me.*paused* Will it be fine if I come late noon? Eto....I wanted to treat Momo a sumptuous lunch. Do you mind, Hironori-san? *kiddily
Hironori: *shakes ehad* Definitely not, H-Hotaru-sama. Come anytime you're convenient. J-Just be here before office hours end. You will make us worry if you won't come. *a little relief of Hotaru's tone
Hotaru: *chuckles* Hai-Hai. *paused* Hironori-san? Can I talk to Ogata Ruru for a minute? *politely
Hironori: Yes-Yes.Certainly. *glares at Ruru, instructing him to come
*Ruru calmly stands up from his desk w/ hands on his pocket
Ruru: *sighs* Hotaru, what is it this time? *picks up the phone
*all eyes were turned looking at him
Ruru: Ruru desu. *looks at Jiro
Hotaru: Remember the vacation you wanted last year? Your grandpa told me grandpa did not grant you a day or two.
Ruru: *twitch* Thanks for reminding me., Hotaru-sama. *sarcastic
Hotaru: *kiddily chuckles* I booked a flight for 2. What do you think of a week vacation in Macau? Free expenses, my charge. *suddenly talking like a pro salesman
Ruru: *eyes widen, panicked* Are you serious?! *exclaimed
*office mates surprised of his reaction
Hotaru: I'm giving you 15 seconds to answer. Just a yes or a no. 15, 14, 13,
Ruru: *hysterical* What the----Oi! What are you up to?! *holds tight of the phone
*crowd interested of the conversation,went closer to Ruru
Ruru: *hesitant while looking at each colleagues, especially at Jiro
: Onii-chan! Just say yes and quit hesitating!! *chuckles heard on the other line
Ruru: *eyes wide* Momo??! What a----*tensed hearing Hotaru counting
Ruru: Okay!! Agree!! I'm taking it! *everyone surprised
Hotaru: *laughing on the other line* Wise decision Ruru-chan!
Ruru: *eyes narrowed* I want an explanation, Devaughn Hotaru. *persistent
Hotaru: If I were you, I'm gonna get my butt out of that place and start packing my my decent clothes. If you stay longer, you might miss your flight Ruru-chan.
Ruru: *face soured* What?! That soon?? *checks his wrist watch
Hotaru: Yep. I was so confident you'll instantly grab my gallant offer that's why I reserved 2 tickets to Macau this 2 pm. Aren't you glad about that??
Ruru: *hesitant* What about my work?
Hotaru: I'll talk to Hironori-san. Realizing how he reacted upon hearing my voice, I'm kinda sure that he won't go for a NO answer neh~~. I can handle him for you Ruru-chan. Now Go!
Ruru: *grins* Copy. *hands the phone back at Hironori
Jiro: What did she say? *curiously draw near at his bestfriend
Ruru: We need to hurry home and pack come clothes. *holds Jiro's shoulders*We're flying to Macau dude!! *excitedly jumps like a kid
Jiro: *scoffs* We're what??! *puzzled as he follows Ruru's constant jumping
HIronori: What are you talking about Ogata? *clueless
Ruru: I forgot, Hotaru-sama's still on. She wants to talk to you, sir.
*Hironori panicked and hurriedly takes the phone near his ear
*Ruru and Jiro went out of the office to talk
*officemates still clueless
Hotaru: I'm assigning Ruru and his companion to Macau for 1 week. There's this ranch in Macau that sells the finest horses around Asia. I really wanted Ruru to purchase it for me. I'm confident that your people won't be disturbed of their absence, will they??
Hironori: Of course. Anything that pleases you, Hotaru-sama. Anything. *sour face while staring at Ruru and Jiro
Hotaru: That's all, Hironori-san. A-ri-ga-tou!! Jah neh!
Hironori: Hota---*phone hangs
*Hironori stares at his employees, completely clueless
Kei was forced to accompany Ryosuke, Ryuutaro and Yuuri while shopping downtown since the seniors wanted the juniors to have chaperons while out. It was his turn that day to keep watch on the kids, if they wanted to be considered one. The 4 of them weer all in hats and disguised themselves to avoid ruckus in public places. Accepting the fame and special treatment, being a celebrity was also giving up the freedom and privacy they once had. It was ahrd but they later got used to it. It's the life they chose to cross. NO more retreat.
Kei: We need to go back at the studio before lunch guys. Better hurry up.You might be forgetting something else to buy. *irritated as he tries to avoid glancing at his companions
He hates being tagged along with kiddos. It was beyond what fans expected of him. The sweet and patient Inoo Kei on cam was actually the ill-tempered bully among the Hey Say Jump members. Surprising, but he can't help but show up his true nature. Studies, house matters and tight schedules made him feel irritable.
For the younger members, Kei's actions were quiet obvious to not notice. And they somehow would humbly understand his tantrums. Being in college must be really hard seeing Kei's sudden change of affection towards them. It's been 3 hours since they started strolling around the shopping district.
Yuuri: I'm done. *smiles thriftily
Ryosuke: Me too. How about you, Ryuu?
Ryuutaro: *uneasy* Eto... There's a magazine I want to buy. This month's issue, they'll be featuring my favorite baseball team in Koushien.Do you mind if we drop by at a bookstore before going back?? *worriedly glances at Kei
Kei: *sighs* Okay. I saw one bookstore on the way. Ikou??
*3 of them nod in unison
*crowd ignores them, unaware of their true identities hidden beneath those colored caps
i want a new environment
waaaah way to go chii senpai!!!
inoo is somehow a lil devil in here..
but well i understand his situation.
I just laughed at the part how kota's face was described as a
poker faced one!!
can't wait for the switching part!!!
Just dropping by again here in crunchyroll. Nostalgia
OUTSIDE A BOOKSTORE
STILL IN HARAJUKO
Momo and Hotaru can't help laughing out loud, always reminded of Ruru's funny reaction a while ago. BOys passing by would glance twice at them, amused of the 2 pretty ladies standing outside the bookstore, laughing. They were actually catching everyone's attention, especially Momo.
After an hour inside a famous salon, she was easily transformed from a naive looking girl into a classy chic ready to paint the town red. Her hair that was always kept in a ponytail were laid freely at her back as few of its strands played with the cool summer breeze. Hotaru asked the stylist to trim it not so short and apply a light make-up on Momo's face that would eventually fit her personality. Innocence with elegance. When she said they'll have to switch, Hotaru had no plans of transforming Momo to what exactly Hotaru is right now. Instead, she wanted her friend to gain confidence and bring out the beauty that was always hidden beneath those unwanted insecurities. Placing Momo in her position, Hotaru was confident that some progress will come out with Momo's personality. Once her plans for this vacation succeeds, there will be no place for regrets this summer. Her best friend deserves this treatment, for she was always the sister Hotaru had always been wanting for.
Momo: You-are-really-something, Hotaru. Ruru was freaking out with your offer. *chuckles
Hotaru: *thrift smile* I really have to eliminate that brother of yours off the office since we're aiming for a clean plan. *paused* By the way, how did you know Ruru will be taking Jiro with him?? *horrified as she glances at Momo*Don't tell me, Ruru----
Momo: *laughs more* Ruru's not gay! He's just good buddies with Jiro-onii-chan. They really wanted to go to Macau since then. In case you don't know, Ruru and Jiro's girlfriends are working at your company's branch there. That's why they wanted to visit the place.
*Hotaru nods but stared long at Momo's face
MOmo: *conscious* Do I have dirt on my face??
Hotaru: *grins* Nope. You're perfectly fine. And sooo pretty. *chuckles* Any guy would willingly want to tail at you wherever you go.
Momo: *blush* Geez, you're embarrassing me. *naive smile* I didn't believe it was my reflection back there. I feel like facing another person and not the mirror.
Hotaru: Dakara, you should enjoy being me for the mean time and quit thinking of negative things okay?? Just simply have f----Crap! Taichi! *eyes widen as she got a glimpse of a sturdy man in a business suit passing by *
Momo: *alarmed* Huh? Where? *looks around
Hotaru: Silly! He might see us! *pulls Momo inside the bookstore
Momo: Taichi was supposed to be in Osaka. What would onii-chan be doing here in Harajuko??
Hotaru: *hides from the shelves while all eyes outside the glass wall of the store* I'm sure I saw Taichi. There! Hora! *points at a guy waiting outside the bookstore
Momo: *eyes wide* Onii-chan.
*Taichi standing outside with a striking appearance
Hotaru: Masaka. Why now?? *exhausted
Momo: I'll talk to him. I might make a solution out of this. Stay here. *leaves Hotaru to approach her brother
*Hotaru a bit hesitant of Momo's capability of lying
Hotaru: *biting her nails* Kami-sama, let me pass this obstacle. I already planned everything ahead. Spare me this time. *cross fingers
Hotaru was closely watching Momo and Taichi talking outside when she felt someone else's presence behind her, patiently waiting for her to notice.
: Excuse me.Miss, can you step back for a minute? I just want to get a magazine out from that shelf. *politely spoken
Out of curiosity, Hotaru cared to glance at the person behind her. His voice was suave, and could possibly imply that the guy behind her must be good-looking. Then she saw this boy, wearing a not so ordinary expression. Bingo! The guy calling her attention was a certified head turner. Blessed with a fair skin, bulgy pinkish cheeks and a pair of narrow yet round eyes under his pointy nose, damn! She can exactly tell that he's a kid who bears the same height as hers!
Ryuutaro: Do you mind? *points at the mag behind her
Hotaru: Huh? *glances at the mag* Agh..yes, yes. I mean, I don't. * vacates the front shelf
Ryuutaro: *smiles* Thank you. *grabs a sports mag from the shelf
Hotaru: *apologetic* Hontou gomen. *bows a little* I wasn't fully aware of your presence.
Ryuutaro: Ie yo. I stayed not that long for you to apologize. *placed the mag at his side then looks around* A-Are you alone, Miss?
Hotaru: *shakes head* I'm with a friend. How about you? *entertained of his manly voice
Ryuutaro: Friends too. They're probably at the counter waiting for me. *flashes a boyish smile*
Hotaru: Oh those tempting lips. Too bad, he's a minor. Minor!! *clears her throat* I'm sorry for the bother kid.
Ryuutaro:*smiles fades* Damn. She called me KID. *forced a smile* NO, it was n---
: Ryo-chan, Kei-chan, Ryuu's here. Kochi!
*Hotaru ad Ryuutaro glances at one side
*Yuuri came approaching with a smile
Hotaru: *blinks constantly* Your girlfriend's young too. Tsk..tsk.. Kawaii neh~~*grins* She suits you best. *glances at Ryuu
Ryuutaro: *chuckles* Muri. That person approaching is a boy. He's not my girlfriend. And he's older than me by 2 years. He's just blessed with a girly feature. *waiting for Yuuri to come closer
Hotaru: *amused* Maji de??
Behind Yuuri, 2 more dazzling boys appeared to accompany him as they approached.
Hotaru: *amused* They just can't hide those beautiful faces away from my sight with just hats. Ma, ma, It was just yesterday I almost swear to myself that only horses deserve my compliments and now??
Hotaru just smiled with the thoughts playing inside her mind.
Outside the bookstore, Momo managed to get Taichi's attention by asking him many questions. Her brother was also surprised of her sudden transformation. She just smiled as he reply and felt relief to know that he's just looking for a good gift to give to his fiancee. He will immediately go back to Osaka by afternoon. Taichi accidentally glances at the glass wall which gives an easy access to the view inside the bookstore.
Taichi: *eyes narrowed* Hey, isn't that Hotaru?
Momo*pale* Where? Where? *fakely looks around
Taichi: That girl. *walks towards the entrance
Momo: *panicked* Oh my! We're busted!! *follows her bro.
Hotaru noticed Taichi staring at her and began walking towards the entrance door of the store. Left with no choice, she suddenly hugged Ruutaro whose next to her and buried her face on his chest. Th boy was surprised and caught offguard while his friends were horrified. Ryutaro spaced out as his nose smelled the fragrant cologne of the girl that he wished would stick on his clothes.
Taichi paused upon seeing the girl hugged the boy next to her. He then retreated his steps.
Taichi: That's not Hotaru. *grins confidently
Momo: *uneasy smile* Y-Yeah. Definitely not Hotaru, nii-chan. Muri. Muri.
Taichi: *pats Momo's head* I'll see you next month. If you need something, call me. Jah!
*waves before leaving Momo behind
Momo: Bye, bye..nii-chan. *glances back at Hotaru's direction* Hotaru. *goes back inside
*Hotaru still hugging Ryuutaro
Kei: What do you think are you doing? *calmly
*Hotaru then releases Ryuu upon seeing Taichi leave, ignoring Kei as she looks around
Kei: *pissed* We deserve an explanation, Miss. Don't play dumb after what happened.
*Ryuu spaced out
Hotaru: Huh? *gazes at Kei with eyes twinkling innocently*
Kei: *stepped back* Striking. She's pretty.
Hotaru: Ohh..hai! Hontou gomenasai! *bows* I'm really sorry for what had happened. Eto..the thing was, I don't know how to explain things right now. I hope my apology was enough. Gomen!
Ryosuke: *smiles* Nah~~Don't mind. We were just surprised.
Hotaru: *face lit up* Thanks. *glances at Ryuutaro*Thank you. You saved my day, kid. *at the same time pinches Ryuu's cheeks before grinning at his company
Ryuutaro: *disappointed*Kid? Me?
Kei: *glances at his wrist watch* We must go now. There's people waiting for outside back there boys. *stiff
Yuuri: *gazes at Hotaru* Neh~nee-san, do you want to come and have lunch with us? *with eyes sparkling
Yuuri: What? I was just inviting her to have lunch with us. I'm sure Kota-kun and the rest won't mind.
Ryuu: I think so too.
*Momo approaching from a far
Hotaru: *sees Momo* Nah~ maybe next time.I have to go. Jah! *waves at the boys
*Momo waves at her
*Hotaru approaches her
*4 boys watching them
Ryo: *one brow is up* Another chic. *smiles
Ryuu: A kawaii girl hugged me just now. *blinks
Yuuri: *chuckles* Too bad for you, she sees you as a kiddo.
Ryuu: *frowns at Yuuri* Gee..thanks for reminding me.
*Kei withdraws his stare and snaps
Kei: We better get going.
Ryo: Purchase that mag right away, Ryuu.
Yuuri:That girl a while ago, she didn't recognize us.
*3 of them exchanged glances
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wow this fanfic sees really good:D hotaru, man you are really something ne:D I cant wait really;Pah and ryu and yuri really funny:D
I\'m screaming \"I love you so...\" on my own But my thoughts you can\'t decode~!!
finally caught up!!!!!!!!!
it's been a while since i've red fics here.
mgcoment lng q via txt message. hehe.
naguba gd aq mp5. huhu. T_T
JPOP and KPOP are ♥
so hilarious!!!!!!! hahaha! xDD
i can't wait for the SWITCH!!!
and i luv u HOTARU!!!!!
next CHAPTER, pls.!!!!!
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PART 2 :
After treating Momo an expensive lunch, Hotaru receives a call from Ruru telling her how happy he was holding a plane ticket to Macau and a platinum card Hotaru owns. She intentionally left one in the manager's office at the Narita Airport. Momo's brother was so overwhelmed of the trip that he never bothered to ask Hotaru any questions regarding the set-up.
Momo's house was a 2 storey residential building found at a good spot somewhere in Kanto region.Painted with lemon yellow exterior inspired with a modern taste of architecture. Rails in the balcony were aluminum painted round metal. Walls that are mostly made of glass make the house transparent from outside, showing the magnificent interior color coordination.
Hotaru: Your house is beautiful.
Momo: *chuckles* This isn't mine. Taichi and Ruru worked hard for this. I'm simply nothing but a caretaker. *throws herself in the sofa
Hotaru: *eyes wandering* A house that's not too big and definitely not too small for a family. Kire.*sad eyes looking at the Ogata family picture hanged on the wall
Momo: Hmm-hmm.*sighs* I'm really full. *touches her tummy
Hotaru: *mind clicks* How about a night out later Momo? To commemorate my visit, why don't we spend a night drinking?? *eyes sparkled
Momo: *horrified* Muri! Muri!!! *runs to her open room and buried her face on her pillows
*Hotaru laughing as she followed Momo
Hotaru: Oh c'mon,what happened before won't definitely happen again for the 2nd time. It's been 5 years Momo.*sits at the edge of the bed
Momo:*glances at Hotaru* I can't let her control me. NO way. *misty eyes
Hotaru: *amused* But she's still you. The possibilities of her overtaking your control is lesser now that it's past 5 years after the last time you tasted liquor.
Momo: *hesitant* Here she comes again. Convincing me to jump on a cliff!!Why the hell did I consider her my best friend, anyway?? Muri! *pouts
The incident that happened 5 years ago gave her the hint that she bears a miserable disease. Just a droplet of liquor;once touches her sensitive lips, she then becomes another person she completely wasn't aware of. The so-called best friend of hers was the first one to discover it since she was the one who convinced her to drink Mr. Devaughn's favorite brandy placed at the bar of the house. They were kids, 14 to be exact. Curiosity pulled her to a funny situation where she suddenly acted carefree and aggressive. Momo was expecting Hotaru to help her eliminate the other Momo.But she was actually putting her into a great deal of mishaps!
Hotaru: Momo?? Still there?? *waving her hands in front of Momo's sight
Momo: HUh? Agh...*hesitant* I don't know if I can afford to come out tonight. It'll be risky if we immediately stroll the city without getting settled. *alibi
Hotaru: *eyes narrowed* Devaughn Hotaru does anything she wants without other's permission. Grandpa's not here so why waste the opportunity?? For once Momo, go wild! Think less! Just this night. For me?? *puppy eyes
Momo: Hotaru. We're minors! And this is not your country that allows our age to drink liquor.
*Hotaru faces her like a puppy wanting to be cuddled by her owner
Hotaru: *rubs her cheek on Momo's arm* Onegai. *sweetly
Momo: *sighs*This is my Dark Age! Alright! Tonight. We'll try that bar downtown. I heard they offer good drinks.
Hotaru: *excited* With lots of people?
Momo: *feels light then chuckles* Lots of them, of course.
Hotaru: And boys?
Hotaru: Neh~Neh~ Have you ever get yourself a boyfriend? *suspicious
Momo: *alarmed, slightly avoids Hotaru* Do I have to?
Hotaru: *sleazy look* You mean you don't have one since then?
Momo: *blush* I have to prioritize my studies, I can't entertain such extravaganzas.
Hotaru: *sighs* Studies my ass. I know you well Momo. You can't have a boyfriend if you stay that way.
Momo: You mean you got yourself one??! *eyes wide
Hotaru: *surprised, offguard* Ma, *odd chuckle* I don't have one too, since then. Demo, my case is excused. *hands on her waist* How will I have one if all I see my entire life are horses and cows?? *snaps* You should be worried. Your the one whose situated in an urban city, filled with lots of entertainment and boys! Yet you don't have one.
Momo: *smiles* Scolding me for not having a boyfriend at this age, what about you huh??Your sermons aren't worth listening either, baka! *laughs as she smashes a pillow on Hotaru
Hotaru: *pulls a pillow and hits it to Momo* You're the one whose Baka! *chuckles
Purposely fetched from the studio where the rest of the HSJ members were doing the photoshoot, Yabu came to Devaughn's office w/ his uncle to meet Devaughn Hotaru. And to his disappointment, employees said their boss' grand daughter hasn't come yet. They'd been waiting for quite an hour now but no Hotaru appeared. His uncle was also bothered.
Hironori: *apologetic* Yabu-kun, Mori-sna. In behalf of everyone, I am really sorry to bring you inconvenience waiting for Hotaru-sama. She phoned us a while ago that she might come late because she's accompanied by a friend.
Mori: *uneasy smile* It's alright, Hironori-san but I think we might just reschedule the visit. My nephew here has fixed schedules this afternoon. I'm afraid I can't risk his time.
*Kota smiles thriftily at Hironori
Hironori: Yes, we understand, Mori-san. We are aware of your nephew's job. *glances at Kota and smiles
Kota: Thank you for understanding, sir. *placed the dozen of red roses at Hironori's table* Can you give it to her when she comes?
Hironori: Sure .I will. I'm sure Hotaru-sama will be pleased to see this. *grins
*Kota just smiled as they reached the door
*lady employees were all eyes at him, star struck
: Konnichiwa, Yabu-san. *in chorus
*Kota and Mori both surprised
Kota: *thrift smile* Konnichiwa, minna-san.
: Kawaiii~~~*girls giggling
Hironori: Back to work ladies! *reprimands
*ladies smiles faded, forced to go back to work
*Yabu and Mori goes out of the office
Inside the elevator, Kota heard his uncle released a heavy sigh. Surely, the middle-aged man was disappointed of their pointless visit. He started to get irritated of Devaughn Hotaru. She's a typical millionaire's brat after all.
Mori: I'm sorry kid. I wasted much of your time and effort for this. *apologetic
Kota: It's alright uncle. She's got lots of time to spend for our meeting. I'm sure we'll soon meet. Don't worry. Tomorrow, I'll have my schedule vacant for her.
Mori: *face lit up* Thank you, KOta-kun.
*Kota smiles as his reply
Just as their elevator landed the ground floor, the other elevator facing theirs closed, lifting inside it were Hotaru and Momo. Kota ans his uncle stepped out and eventually leaves the place.
Inside the elevator:
Hotaru pulls Momo's both cheeks to force a smile on her face. The latter was obviously nervous and less confident with the events.
Hotaru: You're not in lament. So smile! C'mon Momo. *childish complaint
Momo: *uneasy* I'm nervous.
Hotaru: Why? Look at yourself right now. You're far from the old you. I'm sure you can lure them. Just relax okay? Inhale,*Momo follows her instruction
Hotaru: Exhale. *Momo exhales* There. Now, chin up! We're here. *Momo chins up
Momo: *inhale-exhales* Here goes nothing.
Together, they went inside Devaughn Advertising Agency office. Hotaru immediately approaches the secretary's desk and confidently smiles at the surprised office lady. Momo stayed behind her as she consciously hides her face to many eyes admiringly staring at her.
Hotaru: Excuse me, ma'am. Is Mr. Hironori here?
Secretary: *looks back n forth at Momo and Hotaru* Yes, do you have an appointment Miss?? *rudely
Hotaru: *one brow is up* Are you telling me my friend here should set an appointment first before talking to her own employees??*sarcastic smile*I am with Devaughn Hotaru, FYI. *arrogantly
*everyone heard were surprised, suddenly gathered around pale Momo
*secretary turned pale
: Hotaru-sama!! *mumbles from the crowd
*Momo gets shy getting too much attention from them
Secretary: I'm really sorry Hotaru-sama.I'll immediately call Hi----*Hironori appears from his cubicle
Hironori: *stares at Hotaru* Hotaru-sama. *stunned
Hotaru: *chuckles* No, I'm not Hotaru, HIronori-san. This, *pulls Momo* is Devaughn Hotaru. I decided to drop her here. I'm Ogata Momo by the way. *rubbishly offers a handshake
Hironori: *amused*Ruru's sister. *accepts her hand
Hotaru: Yes sir. *calmly
Hironori: *ignores Hotaru* Hotaru-sama. *eyes sparkling at Momo* I am very glad top meet you. Welcome to our agency, Yokohama branch. *stunned
*Momo and Hotaru looks at each other, winning smiles
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