“Ah it’s already 3:00pm! I forgot I was supposed to help Sam at the library……Mom I’m going the library to help Sam!” you woke up from your siesta in terror after realizing the time it was.
You rushed downstairs not even bothering to brush your hair, because you were too in a rush to even bother.
“Girl,where you going with that afro of yours? People will think you’re from the street and I don’t want my daughter looking like that in public.” your mom shrieked in the horror of your terrible messed up [colored hair].
“*sigh* Ok Mom whatever………” you sighed in annoyance as your mom kept rambling on how you should take care of your appearance and how bad will it look on her.
You find a random hair tie on the floor and quickly put your hair up in a messy bun.
You didn’t care though as no guy in the world would ever notice you.
You got the keys to your [favorite color] Vespa scooter and rode all the way to the public library to help your friend Sam with the big World History project that was due next week.
Then you entered inside the library to see Sam asleep on the green couch with the last volume of Fullmetal Alchemist covering her face-----gosh that girl can really lazy at times, dedicated but lazy.
“Psst Wake up, Sam!’ you whacked the manga book off her face while not trying to disturb others reading in the library.
“Hmmm [name] is that you? Let me just tell you that you’re 15 minutes late by the way. I was here all alone with only that weird shy guy to keep me company” Sam yawned as she was getting back to the real world while pointing to the quiet Japanese guy who seemed the same age as you reading a manga volume.
“Sam, don’t be so mean to others….Kiku is a great guy, but he can’t express his feelings so well, you know that.
Now let’s get started on working on the poster board on Asia for the World History project that’s worth half our final grade” you sternly told the carefree Sam who was entranced by the conclusion of FMA.
“Ohhhhhhhh I see you like the Japanese fellow, eh? Just don’t try to go third base with him, bahaha!” Sam smirked with a pervy expression on her face.
“Sam, don’t go there. I just think Kiku seems really sweet though I don’t know how to approach him without scaring him off though”
“Ah I see… I guess the Love Guru Sam shall help you on your journey to get your Asian boyfriend…You both like the same [favorite manga] right? So go out there and talk it up with Honda” Sam laughed while she pushed you in the direction Kiku was quietly reading the latest volume of [favorite manga].
“Sam, who’s going to do the project then? Remember it’s due next week…..” you quietly hissed to the cat eared girl who was back to reading her manga.
“Ah that…No worries the Sam shall handle it, just go out there and make your move, [name].”
Ha I guess I had to talk to Kiku soon enough, so why not today? you thought to yourself as you saw the shy Japanese guy flipping the page of the manga desperately wanting to know what will happen next.
“Darn it! It left off in a cliffhanger and the next volume is already checked out…” Japan quietly mumbled to himself as he finished reading [favorite manga].
Kiku then proceeded back to the manga section to the library to put back the volume.
You saw Japan proceeding to get countless volumes of Dragon Ball Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, Soul Eater, and [favorite manga]
……Now that is one huge manga fan, but how do I talk to him you nervously thought as each time you looked at Kiku you felt your heart skip a beat and your mouth drying up.
The internal conflict inside yourself on whether you should approach Japan or not, got interrupted when you heard a loud thud of several books falling to the ground.
“Ah excuse me, I’m sorry……” Kiku mumbled as he went down to try and picked up his manga books from the floor.
“Oh please let me help you with the books, Kiku” you told Japan as you went to help pick up his manga volumes.
“………….Thank you” Kiku stammered by the unexpected kindness from someone he barely even knew, nether less a girl.
“Haha my pleasure no way you like [favorite manga] too!”
“Uh why yes…it was actually the first manga series I ever read, but I can’t find the next volume for it sadly’
“Well actually I have the next volume of [favorite manga] at my house, so if you want you can come over to my house and we can read it together”
“……..Sure that would be great um what happens to be your name, miss?’ Kiku asked you with a cute excited look in his face.
“My name is [name] and come on, Kiku, let’s go read that manga volume” you gestured Kiku towards your [favorite color] Vespa scooter.
“Why…I-I don’t know what to say. I never went to a girl’s house before [name]-san. A-Are y-you sure it’s okay?” Kiku shyly asked while shaking uncontrollably on top of the Vespa.
“Of course it’s no problem Kiku and please call me [name]-chan” you smiled towards the unbelievably shy otaku.
You and Japan rode the entire way to your house in complete yet peaceful silence though you were one to hate silence it was different with him.
He’s so quiet, but why do I feel so calm and protected around him?
“Ah we’re here Kiku! Now make yourself comfortable and I’ll go prepare some rice and tea for us…” you told Kiku as you two reached your house.
“Arigatou [name]-chan for having me over……..’ Kiku bowed to you in gratitude for the invitation to be in your house. You enter the kitchen to prepare the rice and tea when your mother happened to be home from work.
“[Name], I see you have a little visitor here so what’s the boy’s name?’ your mother asked you intently while sipping a nice hot cup of coffee.
“M-Mother! When did you get here? How did you know I had Kiku over?” you asked in shock in over she knew about Kiku’s arrival.
“Well you see, Mother knows best and I expected to be that shy Japanese kid.
Fine I’ll let him stay just no funny business between you two, m’okay.” your mom smiled while gesturing towards Kiku sitting at the living room couch who was currently in awe of your huge manga collection in the cabinet.
As you were finishing preparing the rice and tea, you guide Kiku up to your room where you had the promised manga volume.
“Wow [name]-chan you sure have a lot of anime dvds and figurines in your room!” Japan gasped in pure joy as he was going through your large, rather expensive prized collection.
“Yup it took me a while to save all the money to buy those things, but it was worth it. Now where did I leave that manga?” You find the manga book strangely under the bed where your long missing teddy bear happened to be there as well.
“Hehe Kiku-kun…..let’s read the story together shall we?” you patted towards a spot next to you for Kiku.
Kiku nervously sat down next to you and you tossed him a small blanket to stay warm.
You two huddled together to read the latest volume of [favorite manga series] and the next hour was spent with you and Kiku intently reading word for word of the story.
“WHAT! No way [favorite female character] should have been with [favorite male character] not with that inconsiderable jerk who only cares about sex *sigh*” Kiku put up his fist in pure anger when [favorite female character] didn’t rightfully end up with [favorite male character].
“Ah excuse me, I’m sorry for my outburst, [name]-chan. I tend to get a little worked up over these types of things”
“No way you ship [favorite fem character] and [favorite male character] too! I knew I wasn’t the only one who shipped them…..and don’t apologize Kiku-kun I’m the same way myself”
“Wait there’s one more chapter till the manga ends, so come on Kiku let’s see what happens next!” you jabbered to Kiku who was in the corner still shameful for his outburst.
“O-ok [name]” Japan got up from the corner and rested his head on your shoulder.
What no way…. Kiku is snuggling up to me. I thought he liked his personal space you wondered as you felt Kiku warmth radiated your body.
“Y-You know you’re really soft and cuddly like one of Yao-san's panda bears…….[name]-chan” Japan shyly stammered as he got closer and closer to you. As Kiku got closer, you got more and more nervous as the seemingly shy, polite Japanese opens up to you of all people.
“[favorite male character], I now realized my fatal mistake of going with that jerk who wanted me for my looks and not for me! All the time we spent together healed me of my worries, I felt whenever I was with you I can do the impossible…..I always kept giving up before I even tried, but when I saw you never gave up on trying it gave me hope for my own revival. It was your smile who saved me from my own destruction. I will gladly die protecting you [favorite male character]-kun……Because I-I think I love you” you read as your favorite female character in the manga finally got some sense to confess to her real beloved one.
“No [favorite female character]-chan, don’t thank me at all. I couldn’t have believed in myself in the first place if it wasn’t for you. Everyone always thought that I couldn’t to do anything and I was just a nuisance……a monster in disguise. No one believed in me, I was so lonely back then. But you cheered me on in my darkest hour when no one else did…..Though when you went with that baka, I felt like I lost all faith in myself and I couldn’t do anything anymore. I know what I must do now…….May you be smiled upon, love” Kiku read as [favorite male character] kissed [favorite female character] while going off to save the world from total destruction but in surprise kissed you as well.
You felt your cheeks going redder than Romano’s tomatoes as the shy Kiku kissed you on your forehead. You then flipped to the last page to see in the epilogue that [favorite male character] and [favorite female character] married happily and had three children.
“YES! They get together finally the author makes sense, but I just love happy endings so much [name]-chan.” Kiku jumped up and down in victory while crying tears of joy that his OTP finally got together in the end.
Kiku then kissed you on the lips passionately. At first you didn’t know how to respond to Kiku’s sweet lips on yours, but then you decided to reply to Kiku’s love call by kissing him back. It seemed like you and Kiku were in a whole other world just the two of you and no one else. His hands around your waist felt even sweeter than a lover’s touch for Kiku’s was an Otaku’s touch. As you two bounced back into reality, Kiku pulled away from the kiss and quickly bowed to the ground.
“[name]-chan, Gomen ne, but I couldn’t resist…. your lips are so sweet.” Kiku’s dark brown eyes teared up up as his face flushed a dark red color. You went to go hug the Japanese Otaku to comfort him.
“Haha Kiku its okay….Don’t worry about it” you comforted the shameful Japanese guy.
“I-Its’ just that when I first saw you [name]-chan…I wanted to talk to you, but I didn’t know how to approach you. I-I t-thought I would scare you off; because of my interests……All those days I wondered, what was the name of the girl of my dreams?”
“K-Kiku! That is the exact same thing I thought to! I always saw you alone at school with only a manga in your hands. I always thought that you were a really sweet guy and I wanted to get to know you better….but I didn’t want to scare you off because I think I….”
“A-Aishiteru [name]! I know it might be crazy, but every time I don’t see you my heart hurts…..” “Kiku, I love you too….. And I would be honored to be your Koibito.
“No, the honor would be all mine [name]-chan…I’ll love you to the ends of the earth even more than Mario loves Peach. Say you want to go to the new anime shop downtown, my little Pikachu?” Kiku asked you.
“Sure Kiku-kun, let’s go I wanted to buy the new Hetalia manga anyways *A.N. How ironic xP*”
“Hahaha you don’t how much I love you [name]-chan” Kiku hugged you ever so tightly.
I’m so glad that I have a boyfriend as great as Kiku…not only he is so sweet, kind, and polite. He’s also an Otaku.......