Gravitation Fan Fiction ❯ Second Chance ❯ Chapter 57

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After everyone was settle in and ready to start Ryuichi said, “Ittadakimasu”   Everyone grumbled the same response. As they were eating Eiri was bombarded with questions on his books and at the same time could see Tohma especially and Mika eyeing him awaiting to see if he had the answers. Eiri knew they suspected something wrong with him but could only hope that by answering the questions perhaps he’d settle their fears a bit. His greatest fear at the moment is they’ll ask about a book his hasn’t heard of though he’d done extensive research as he’d refused to read the books even if he’d had time. But there could have always been something he missed and he didn’t really want to know what Tohma and Mika would do at that point. The last thing he wanted or needed was to end up dragged to a doctor.   Tatsuha wasn’t sure where to start. It’d been a while since he’d had Chirashizushi. Mostly he ate western food like hamburgers and pizza.   “Neh Tatsuha, aren’t you going to eat your Chirashizushi?”   “Yeah, I just was deciding where to start.”   “Hey want to try some of my Anago?”   “Uh, no thanks.”   Ryuichi gave a disappointed noise then turned to Shuichi, “Hey would you like to try some of my Anago?”   “Um yeah sure.” Shu said. He’d eaten Anago before but wasn’t really crazy about it the time or two he’d ate it. Ryuichi gave him four pieces.   He took a bit and barely swallowed drinking some of his tea. Ugh, now he remembered why he hated it so much.” He handed the rest of the one he’d eaten and the others to Hiro.   “You sure you don’t want the rest it’s really good.” Hiro said. He liked Anago, not as much as Ryuichi but he still liked it.   Ryuichi couldn’t believe that neither Shu nor Tatsuha liked Anago, to him it was the best thing in the world.   One of the servers came by and said, “We just made some fresh Wasabi Sushi, if anyone’s interested.”   Ryuichi smiled, he liked Wasabi Sushi almost as much as he liked Anago. Tatsuha though he’d heard of Wasabi Sushi he’d never had the chance or courage really to try it. Seeing how much Ryuichi liked it and was looking at him he took it and took a bit bite that he instantly regretted. He gulped down his tea and scrambled for more.   Mika looked over and smiled, “Tatsuha I’m surprised I’d thought you liked Wasabi Sushi.”   Tatsuha glared at her. “I don’t see you eating any!”   “You know I’ve never cared for hot or spicy things. If I remember correctly Eiri has always loved it. Anago I know he’s never much had the taste for but I know when he was young he couldn’t get enough Wasabi Sushi.”   Eiri looked at her, ‘Excuse me?’ Eiri thought, ‘I can’t stand spicy things. Hot I can usually handle. But I hate Wasabi Sushi, though I vaguely remember hearing Mika once say that was all I ate as a child but not anymore and I’m allergic to Anago.’ Though he couldn’t help but notice how much Mika was different from his own sister. His sister had never just assumed he liked certain foods anymore or at least not just come out and say he loved something. Usually they met at restaurants and they ordered what they liked but even then Mika never tried to and he could leave at the end of the meal. Now he was trapped as he lived here. He decided to remain silent as he feared telling them any of this will cause Mika and Tohma to be even more suspicious that they already are of him. They seem so different from the people he knows. In some ways his sister almost seems sadder than before. Tohma appears to be the same though Eiri couldn’t help but think that he seemed almost more conniving than the person he knew. But then again he could be the same and he’s just now noticing it.   Deciding to try distract Mika to keep from having to eat anything Eiri asked, “Mika would you like one of my Tengudakes?”   “Eiri! You know how much I detest Tengudakes.”   He couldn’t help but spat back, “Then why don’t you remember that I’m allergic to Anago.” Despite a lot of things being different in this world, a lot more things were the same. So he’d find it hard to believe his allergies would change.   Mika’s eyes widened, “What?”   “Heh, he’s right Mika. I used to love Anago but there for a while I ate it all the time, now I can’t stand to even look at. Eiri’s always been allergic to Anago. I remember when we were kids I slipped one on to his plate and he ate it and blew up like a balloon!” Tatsuha said rolling over with laughter.   ‘Well I see something never change. Though I don’t remember that ever happening in my world I could easily see Tatsuha doing that.’   “I’m sorry Eiri, I guess I was confusing you with Tatsuha.”   Eiri shrugged it off and didn’t say anything. But that was another way he found her to be different. He’d never seen his sister make a mistake like that. Then he frowned, ‘Could it be that they’re testing me? They already suspect something’s wrong with me, could it be that they were trying to see if I’d say something and try to prove of disprove a theory or was it really a simple mistake?’   z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z   Sayoko looked at Eiri and said, “So Mr. Yuki please give us some hints on what Vengeance on the Riverfront 2 will be like.”   Maiko looked at him with shinning eyes and said, “Yes, please! I’m dieing to see if Kali Hawk and Nate Sky get together.”   “Yeah and if Keyle Knoall lives and if Bat Mugam will exact revenge for what’s been done.” Sayoko said.   “I didn’t know you had a sequel to that one out Eiri. You never told me what the story was about.” Ayaka said.   Maiko and Sayoko gasped, “You were married to the famous Eiri Yuki and you haven’t even read his latest book Vengeance on the Riverfront?” Sayoko asked.   “Well I’ve read some but…”   Maiko interrupted, “You have to read it! Oh it’s such a tragic tale. Kali Hawk and Nate Sky were childhood sweethearts. He’s now a high priced lawyer and she’s a struggling waitress, who hopes to someday be a writer. She publishes her story on line hoping to get good feedback before modifying it and submitting it and maybe someday getting it published.”   “Then a bitch named Keyle Knoall comes along and accuses her of plagiarizing the whole story. Kali is so crushed when the site deletes her account claiming plagiarism. Then a month or so later she sees her story published with some major changes by Keyle in the book store.”   “Yeah, then Kali gets even more infuriated, when she learns there’s rumors of making the book into a movie...”   “Mom, Maiko you keep this up and they’ll be no point in anyone reading the book. You’d have told us the whole story.”   “We weren’t talking to you. We were talking to Miss Ayaka.” Maiko said.   “No, Shindo’s right, Mrs. Shindo, I’ll have to pick up a copy.”   “Well anyway we’re dieing to know what’s next. So Mr. Yuki can you tell us anything?” Sayoko asked.   ‘How the hell am I suppose to know what happens. The plot seems so flat and the time line for everything seems off as well. Ugh, I could do better but no one would live through it.’   “Mr. Yuki?” Maiko interrupted his thoughts.   “You’ll just have to wait till the book comes out.” Since what Maiko and her mom told him on the story was way more than he knew before then he opted not to even say anything on what he read of the sequel. That would only lead to more questions and he probably wouldn’t know them all. Eiri wondered if his worlds Shu’s family was this annoying. Then he mused it was probably true. Perhaps if I ever get back I should find out.   “Oh, Mr. Yuki, Maiko and I just found a copy of Heart Note we haven’t finished but so far it’s great!” Then she once again started telling what the story was about and Shu once again reminding her she was spoiling the story for others. Of course that didn’t stop her or Maiko from continuing to discuss that as well as other of Eiri’s books. Though the more Eiri heard the more plot holes, inconsistencies, time line issues and other things he found wrong in the stories. A part of him wished he had the stomach to read them and rewrite them. But he knew he’d never be able to stomach reading them and then as he thought about it more the thought of rewriting them detested it almost as much as the books themselves.   He decided he’d make a series of  short stories and have Mizuki publish them and at least this way whether he stays or not a part of him would remain in this world.   z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z   Tatsuha looked at Eiri and said, “You know big brother you could have had a saké cask brought in and we could have really celebrated your new house with the traditional cracking.”   “You really are a baka, you know that! You, Shu and I’m sure Maiko wouldn’t have been allowed any. Besides I agreed to a house warming party not a sleep over. Besides that I don’t think we have any Umeboshi.”   Then the servers announced desert as fondant au chocolat. Everyone was surprised but no one turned it down. Eiri didn’t even know there was going to be a desert so who was he to argue.   z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z   A/N: First I want to address a question posed by a reviewer. Why do several chapters begin with ‘Hearing the door slam brought Hiro and Akira out.’ The answer is I don’t have a clue. I guess somehow the site is screwed up and for some reason inserted that back in there as it shouldn’t have been there. No ones said anything sooner so as I don’t look at the story in edit mode or published I didn’t know. It wasn’t in the chapters before they were published. The weird part is when I re-uploaded the chapter and hit edit, it once again reappeared. That’s strange. It should be fixed now, sorry for the early chapter alert I hit the wrong button while updating. If you see something like this again in the future please let me know so I can try to fix it.   z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z   If the plot line mentioned in this sounds like someone else’s story in anyway its purely coincidental. Beyond the fact that a couple of parts are based on true incidents that have happened the majority of it is false. If however you can see a story line out of it and would like to try to make your own story based on it (doubt it but you never know) then feel free, have a ball it’s all yours.   Don’t ask me where I got the name Vengeance on the Riverfront 2. It just popped into my head. Heart Note is easy it’s the opposite of Death Note.   z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z   Sorry I have to do disclaimers, I got into trouble once by not doing it and screwing up and saying something I shouldn’t have. Long story I’m sure you’re not interested anyway as stated at the start of the story All original characters mentioned are fictional and do not represent anyone living or dead or anyone’s pen name and any similarity to any real person or anyone’s pen name is purely coincidental.   z-z-z-zz-z-z-z   If anyone notices my having this worlds Shu call Eiri by Yuki, please let me know so I can fix it. I caught it once. So till I get an editor, I need you to help a bit. This story is being reposted by the same friend I mentioned a few chapters back. Why she suddenly wants to edit before posting them on my otaku world I don’t know. She doesn’t have time since only one chapter has been done, and I still don’t believe she’s ever seen the series. But anyway anyone interested in that or my wallpapers go to mewmokuba. theotaku. com (Sorry it won’t go through unless you space it out)   z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z   Food explanations:   (From Prince of Tennis subbed ep 20)   Anago: Conger eel Sushi   z-z-z   Wasabi Sushi: Maki rolls with nothing but wasabi in the middle (Wasabi (green hot stuff used with Japanese sushi) made from horseradish. What is the different between horseradish and radish? Specifically "wasabi is made from radish" askasci/ gen01/ gen01080.htm (Sorry again it won’t go through unless you space it out) z-z-z   Wasabi is made from Japanese horseradish   z-z-z   Chirashizushi: Scattered sushi bowl with rice, nice kinds of fish, and vegetables scattered on top   z-z-z   Ittadakimasu: I humbly receive (I think I read a fan fic once where it said it was something else but that’s what the translator note in the episode said so it’s all I can go by)   z-z-z   (Prince of Tennis 21) Tengudake is a kind of mushroom   z-z-z   Tsubasa - RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE (manga)   Cracking the sake cask- this tradition is practiced not only at weddings but at many types of celebrations. Sake is brought in to the proceedings in a large wooden container with a rough-hewn wooden lid. The main celebrants take a large wooden mallet and crack the boards of the lid apart and that’s when the sake is served to the guest. sort of like poppin the cork.   z-z-z   Umeboshi is usually described as pickled plum, but is actually in the apricot family as had many uses. one of the main uses is to add a tart flavor to rice balls but another uses it to help with hangovers. Umeboshi  contains picric acid, a substance that is said to stimulate the liver and clan artificial chemicals out of the body. Other uses for Umeboshi  includes preventing fatigue, constipation and bad breath and serving as a morning -sickness remedy.   z-z-z   fondant au chocolat - The Tsubasa manga wouldn’t tell anything about it, it said it would be told in xxxholic 4 and I don’t read xxxholic Yes that is spelled correctly I copied it straight from the book like that.