Gravitation Fan Fiction ❯ Second Chance ❯ Chapter 59

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“So, Mika after everything you’ve heard do you still believe it was a marriage made of love?”   “Ayaka, are you telling me you and Eiri were never in love?”   “Hiro’s asked me that same question more than once. I’m still not certain on the answer. Did I really love Eiri or did I just fall in love with his looks and the idea of being married or was I truly in love?”   “Are you saying you no longer love Eiri?”   “Do I still have feelings for him? Yes, I probably always will. But I know now that its not the same as it was when we first met and were married. No now I’m learning what true love is supposed to be about.”   Mika couldn’t believe that Ayaka was now siding with Eiri and claiming to be happy about the break up of her marriage. Not to mention showing up and instead of trying to get Eiri back she’s with a new guy that just happens to be friends with Eiri’s new boy toy and current obsession. Mika refused to believe that her brother could be serious about this boy or that he could make him happy. Happier than he would be with his wife or any woman for that matter. “Have you told your parents yet about the divorce or your apparent new boyfriend?”   “Well, Hiro and I discussed this and yes, I have told them about the divorce. I didn’t really have a say in the matter as they’d have found out soon enough and been mad if I hadn’t told them. As for Hiro well we’ve agreed to wait to tell them till either Hiro’s career has officially taken off and my parents believe he’s able to support me or until they find someone new they want to try to force me to remarry.” Ayaka sighed as Hiro led her over to their chairs and he pulled the chair out for her and pushing her in before taking a seat.   Again something Mika had never seen Eiri do unless their father or Ayaka’s pointed it out. Even then she could tell he detested doing it where as Hiro seemed to think nothing of it.    “I’m hoping that they’ll wait a while before trying to push me off into another marriage. After all a failed marriage isn’t exactly something any man or his family at least, would approve allowing marriage to someone who could keep her man from straying or her marriage together and on top of that failed to produce a child. My parents would never approve of Hiro now, even if we were ready to marry. Dropping out of med school to be a rock star. So finding someone my parents would approve my marrying and willing to marry me, so it won’t be quick decision. So with luck by the time my parents find someone new that both they and his parents approve and he’s willing to marry me, Hiro here will be earning enough money that I hope and pray that my parents will approve of him. Plus they were really, really upset that they didn’t even get a grandchild out of this marriage and that after dragging me to a doctor and confirming that I am not currently pregnant.”   Much to Eiri’s relief.   “They don’t want to blame Eiri, so they’re blaming me for failing to procure them a grandchild and seal their connection to the Uesugi family name forever. That maybe another reason they’ll hold off fearing I’m sterile despite the fact that the doctors assured them that I’m not. But there’s no way I could ever tell them the truth. They already disapprove of the fact that I haven’t been fighting to try to recover my marriage. I think their hoping what ever the problem is between us will work itself out. I tried to tell them that the final papers have been signed and its official they won’t hear it. They are a lot like you Mika, they don’t wish my marriage to Eiri to end. When…when I know now it never really began. I saw what I wanted rather than the truth.”   “What truth? Every time I asked you about a child you always told me you weren’t ready.”   “That’s just what I told people. But the truth is Eiri made me take birth control pills. He never exactly forced me to but would always ask and it didn’t matter if I answered right away or not he never cared but was always angry if I said I couldn’t remember. I always took them just before I brushed my teeth but that doesn’t always mean I did or I know a time or two I set it down to do something and forgot. But I never knew why he was so upset he never took me without wearing a condom.”   “Well then why was he so upset?” Hiro asked.   “Simple if she forgot and something went wrong with the condom then there’d have been a chance she’d have ended up pregnant.” Eiri said. Though he normally wouldn’t have risked speaking out, knowing only a few facts but he’d done the same thing to any woman he’d dated more than once in his world. So after hearing Ayaka’s speech he was fairly confident that that was the case here.   “Yeah, that why.” Ayaka said. Then she and Mika started talking more about the differences between her and Eir’s relationship against that of her’s and Hiro’s   ‘Well,’ Eiri thought ‘at least I was right, I didn’t think there was a chance I was wrong but you never can tell. But I was totally confidant after everything I’d seen and heard about their relationship. This world’s version of myself isn’t all that different from myself after all. The me of this world wasn’t about to be saddled with a kid and a possible wife, He’s obviously like me, he likes Ayaka but he didn’t want to remain married to her. I nearly rolled with laughter when I found what was said to be a wedding album and it told what his wedding vows were. My old man in this world must not have been too bright to not figure out the hidden meaning behind the words. Keh, me I’d have never allowed the blackmail to come to pass. So he gives me the temple, either before or after he dies and? It’s not like he could force me into staying at the temple. So he’d threaten to disown me. How would that be news, he practically disowned me the day I was born. If he’d been so damn happy with me why ship me off to New York? But that would be good for the basic of the mini book I was planning. Change a few details here and there and write my life story. After all with the subtle changes I’ll put in and the fact that my life is nothing like this it’ll be harder for anyone to connect it to me.’   z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z   Just then everyone was distracted by an awful smell.   Eiri looked over at Shu pushing his mother and sister holding what appeared to be hair. As much as Eiri wanted to question it he decided against it, instead he asked, “What is that smell?”   Sayoko looked over at Maiko’s shirt then smelled it and smiled up at her and said “It looks like some got on your shirt too.”   At that Maiko squealed, “Really?”   “Uh, huh, what exactly is it?” Hiro asked.   At that Shu sighed and said bowed his head, “I’m really sorry Eiri, I tried to stop them but…”   “It’s Master Yuki’s cologne!” Maiko said with pride.   “WHAT?”   Shu bowed and said again, “I’m really, really sorry Eiri I tried to stop them!” It was then he realized that he’d gotten some on him as well.   Eiri growled and said, “Fine party’s over, everyone out!”   Shu quickly grabbed a grocery sack and dumped Eiri’s ash try which also had Hiro’s cigarettes in it, but there was no need to tell them that. Then he threw in some of the beer cans he wasn’t sure if they were all Eiri’s or not, he didn’t think Hiro or anyone else drank but he couldn’t be certain. But again he felt no need to tell them this as he quickly gave them the sack thanked them for coming and to have his father call to see when he had time to help him move the rest of his stuff as now he feared if he asked Eiri his mother and sister might tear him apart!   z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z   Tohma looked at Mika and said, “Would you mind going ahead out to the car I’d like to ask Eiri a question.” Mika nodded and she joined Hiro and Ayaka in saying goodbye to Shu and Mika grabbed Ayaka and again started discussing why she preferred Hiro over Eiri. It seemed she just couldn’t wrap her brain around the fact that she was happier with Hiro than Eiri. But Ayaka was doing her best to convince her and try to get her to help when it came time to break the news to her parents.   z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z   “Eiri I was hoping to convince you to wait till Golden Week to take Shindo to met your father. I have a concert scheduled with a band I’ve been trying to be off the ground for months called Pegsten. But bad luck seems to follow them as every time I schedule a concert something happens. Outdoor concerts get rained out or the place they were to play at mysteriously has a fire the night before. Different things. Since Shindo’s band is called BAD LUCK I’m hoping perhaps they will bring good luck to Pegsten.”   “Fine but nothing this weekend as it’s Shu’s birthday.”   “Very well, I promise nothing this weekend.”   “You haven’t told Mika yet that I’m planning for Shu to met father have you?”   “No, you’ve seen how hard she still trying to fruitlessly get you and Ayaka back together. For some reason nothing anyone seems to say can convince her that the two of you weren’t made for each other.”   “She’s just going to have to learn to live with it.”   “I’ll keep on her Eiri. Good Day.”   z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-zz-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: I can't believe I forgot to tell about the reason for Shu's mother to want the buttons!! Well if you’re interested to know I reupdated the last chapter with that info.   So anyone willing to help a little? I have a poll up for that’s for the next chapter. So the sooner you vote the sooner I can get the next chapter done as I’ll need the answer for the next chapter so click on my name and vote in the poll!   Golden Week is a national holiday in Japan. From the end of April till around May 5th. Since there are a lot of holidays during this time. Many places close for the duration.   Heh, I just now realized that I think I screwed up on the time line and Shu’s birthday has already passed. Ah well just forgot that and pretend it hasn’t.