Tokimeki Memorial Fan Fiction ❯ Toki Days ❯ Rockin' Memories ( Chapter 19 )

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Toki Days
A Tokimeki Memorial - Happy Days Crossover / Slightly AU, Romance, Comedy, Drama, Parody
by Sailor Enlil
Tokimeki Memorial: Forever With You story with a flavor of Happy Days
Synopsis: Shiori Fujisaki starts her 2nd year in Kirameki Highschool with vague memories of her childhood. On the first day of school when she arrives at the gate, Rei Ijuuin, the Principal's grandson, makes his usual grand entrance via a limousine and cheering girls, a routine he's gone through since junior high. However, a new male transfer student in a black leather jacket arrives as a passenger on a motorcycle, and when he removes his helmet, he's dashingly handsome with a greased hairdo and carries himself like a debonair gentleman, effectively drawing the girls away from Rei. Meanwhile, as Shiori looks at him, she gets a nagging feeling in her heart that there's something strangely familiar about him.
Tokimeki Memorial is property of Konami; Happy Days is the creation of Garry Marshall and property of the American Broadcasting Company
Chapter prologue
(Friday, May 9, 1997, Lunchbreak, Kirameki School Grounds)

"So, can you help me on this, Fonzu-niisan? Please?" begged Kaji.

"Hmm, a birthday present is not bad, but I still say your approach is much too forward." replied Fonzu.

"I think it's sweet though" said Yuko.
"Really?" replied Kaji.
"Yep. Gotta admit I kinda wish Yoshio-kun had done that for me on my birthday when we were together" said Yuko wistfully.
Opening Theme
Nichi, Tsuki, Toki Days
Ka, Sui, Toki Days
Moku, Kana, Toki Days
Tsuchi, what a day
Groovin' all week with you
These days are all,
Tokimeki (Those Toki Days)
These days are all
Share them with me (Itoshii)
Sayonara grey sky, hello aoi.
When I hold you it's so sugoi.
Feels so right, it can't be wrong.
Rockin' and rollin' all week long.
These days are all,
Share them with me (Those Toki Days)
These days are all
Tokimeki (Itoshii)
These Toki Days are yours and mine (These Toki Days are yours and mine), Toki Days
Opening Theme Ends
Chapter 19: Rockin' Memories
"True." commented Fonzu. "But the thing is, this is Saotome-san's sister we're talking about. He's gonna have some apprehensions about this I'm sure of that."
"Maybe I can talk him into it." offered Yuko.
"Hey what's this about?" asked Potsu as he joined the group.
"Ah! Potsu-san!" greeted Fonzu. "We're discussing what to do on Ichigo-chan's birthday next week."
"Oh yeah!" said Potsu. "Hmm, looks like you have something in mind Kaji-kun?" he said craftily.

"Well, kinda." began Kaji. "But, um..."
"Eh? What is it?" asked Potsu.
"I kinda need your guys' help" said Kaji.
"Hey! I'm all ears!" said Potsu eagerly. "So what do you have in mind?"
"Well..." began Kaji, then moved up close to Potsu's ear and whispered.
"Well why didn't you say so!?!?" exclaimed Potsu. "Let's do it man!"
"Whoa! Whoa! Hold on a minute!" said Fonzu.
"What?" asked Potsu.
"Saotome-san might not like the idea" said Fonzu.
"Hey, he and I go way back." said Potsu. "I can convince him"
"Me too!" said Yuko.
"Well, let's hope he doesn't flinch".
(Classroom of 2A)
"No!" said Yoshio firmly.
"But Yoshio-kun..." said Yuko.
"Hey, I'd like to impress a girl as much as the next guy," began Yoshio. "But not my imoto-chan!"
"Come on, man!" said Potsu.
"Please!?" begged Yuko. "Besides she's my best friend too."
"Look, a live performance just for a girl is great I'll admit." said Yoshio. "I mean look what we did for Shiori-chan, or at least Fonzu-san did it"
"That's exactly what-" began Kaji, but Yoshio cut him off.
"Yumi-chan is not your typical gal here." said Yoshio. "For instance she's mostly into just a few kinds of entertainment. Pop Idol Music, Anime, and Pro Wrestling. Rock music won't cut it for her."
"I seriosuly doubt that" said Fonzu.
"What do you mean?" said Yoshio.
"Wasn't she impressed by our performances so far?" said Fonzu.
"Well, yeah..."
"There you go."
"(Grumbles). But still..."
"Hey guys!" greeted Shiori as she approached the group. "What's up?"
"Ah Shiori-san!" greeted Fonzu. "We were just planning something for Ichigo-chan's birthday."
"Oh yeah!" piped Shiori. "This Friday right?"

"Yep!" replied Yuko.
"And I was hoping to give her something special as a present." said Kaji.
"Eh? What?" asked Shiori.
"A live performance by the Rock Band Club." said Yoshio flatly.
"Really?" said Shiori. "That's great!"

"I'm not so sure about that" said Yoshio.
"Huh?" piped Shiori.
"I mean, she's not into Rock Music and..." began Yoshio, but Shiori cut him off.
"Neither am I," Shiori said. "I'm into Classical remember? But I still enjoyed your club's music."
"Eh?" piped Yoshio.
"See?" said Fonzu.
"Oh, I don't know" said Yoshio with uncertainty.
"Come on! Please?" begged Yuko again.
"I'm very sure Yumi-chan will love it if you guys perform it well" said Shiori.
"Aw, alright" Yoshio relented.
"YEAH!" Kaji and Potsu cheered while doing a high-five.
"Looks like we're gonna have a few more practice sessions." said Fonzu.
"Oh yeah, we can't have Yumi-chan walk in while we're practicing" said Potsu.
"Leave it to me!" said Yuko.
"Oi! Onii-chan!" called the subject of discussion as the group tensed. Suddenly Yuko brightened.
"Ah! Yumi-chan! Good thing you're here!" said Yuko quickly.
"Eh?" piped Yumi.
"Come with me! Quick!" said Yuko, tugging Yumi with her.
"Ah... Hey! Wait! What are you..." said Yumi.
"Whew!" sighed Yoshio.
"That was quick thinking of Yuko-chan there." said Potsu.
"So Kaji-kun, since you're all fired up about this, what do you have in mind?" asked Fonzu.
"Well, remember that CD I bought when we went to that record bar in Milwaukee before I returned home here?" said Kaji.
"Ah, yeah remember that one." said Fonzu.
"Well, there's this one song I really like and..." began Kaji.
"Um, what kind of song is that one?" asked Yoshio.
"Another English Rock Song, but by an Irish band" said Fonzu.
"Irish band?" asked Shiori.
"Yeah, very famous too." said Kaji. "They toured Japan back in 1989. I watched them at the Osaka Castle Hall!"

"Irish band touring here in 1989 at the Osaka Castle Hall..." mumbled Yoshio. "Wait a minute - I think I watched that band too!"
"Oh?" said Kaji.
"I remember now! Potsu and I watched the same band at the Tokyo Dome about the same year!" said Yoshio. "That's what got us into Rock and Roll in the first place!"
"Wow!" piped Shiori.
"Oh yes that one." said Potsu. "You had one of their albums to right?"
"Yeah, one of the vinyls I broke unfortunately" said Yoshio dryly.
"Eh!?" said Kaji. "You had one of their vinyls!? Oh man! They're like rare treasure!"
"Yeah tell me about it." said Yoshio. "At least I still have the sleeve, with an autograph on it."
Kaji boggled. "EHH!!??"
"Hey hey!" said Fonzu. "Much as this sound like a very reminiscing conversation, let's not get off track here!"
"Oh yeah. Hehehe!" said Kaji.
"Like I asked, what'ya have in mind kiddo?" said Fonzu.
"Well," began Kaji, taking out a CD from his pocket, then pointing to a section at the back. How about this one?"
"Whoa!" said Fonzu. "That's pretty deep." he commented. Yoshio blinked.
"Well, I've been practicing vocals on it for some time on my own, and I've got the drum sequence already in my head so..." said Kaji, but he was cut off by the school bell.

"Guess we'll continue this at club practice later guys" said Fonzu. Everyone agreed.
(After school hours)
Mou! Yuko-chan what's going on here?” ranted Yumi as Yuko dragged her towards the school gates.
“Ehehe well I just want to have some fun with my best friend here, ne?” said Yuko. Yumi was skeptical.
“Yuko-chan?” called a soft, and rather slow paced voice.
“Huh?” piped Yuko. “That sounds so familiar” she thought, then slowly turned to the source of the voice, a pink-haired girl with twin braids. “Yukari-chan!!?” she said in surprise.
“Eh?” piped a very surprised Yumi.
“Ara! It is you!” said the girl Yuko addressed as Yukari. Smiling, she took the redhead into a hug. “How are you?”
“Hehe doing okay!” replied Yuko.
“Um, Yuko-chan, can you clue me in what's going on here?” said Yumi.
“Ah! Gomen! Yumi-chan, this is my old friend Yukari Koshiki” said Yuko. “Yukari-chan, this is my b-, current best friend Yumi Saotome”
“Oh, hello!” greeted Yukari.
“Um, current best friend?” said Yumi.
“Actually, before I met you guys Yumi-chan, Yukari-chan was my best friend” said Yuko.
"Soo desu ka..." remarked Yumi.
"Ah, so you're this Yumi-chan I keep hearing about." said Yukari. "Wow what a cute friend you have Yuko-chan"
"Uhh... Yukari-chan, you shouldn't have said that" cringed Yuko as Yumi's eyebrow twiched.
"Eh? Demo..." began Yukari, but she was cut off by a now paniking Yuko.
"Ah, anyway we have to go now! Bye!" said Yuko quickly dragging the now complaining Yumi with her.
"Ara? What's wrong with Yuko-chan?" said Yukari quizzically.
Ending theme
Sayonara grey sky, hello aoi.
When I hold you it's so sugoi.
Feels so right, it can't be wrong.
Rockin' and rollin' all week long.
These days are all,
Share them with me (Those Toki Days)
These days are all
Tokimeki (Itoshii)
These Toki Days are yours and mine (These Toki Days are yours and mine), Toki Days
Ending Theme Ends
Chapter Epiloge
(Music Room)

"Boy that sure brought back a few memories" said Yoshio as he and the band finished their practice session. "And I gotta admit I was always dreaming of playing music by those guys."
"Hehe yeah" said Potsu.
"Sure does." said Kaji.
"You know, you're not such a bad guy, Kaji-san" said Yoshio.
"Eh?" piped Kaji.
"I think we're gonna get along just fine." said Yoshio.
"Oh, okay. I'll give it my best then, sempai!" said Kaji.
Nearby, Shiori and Fonzu watched the 3 guys.
"I gotta admit I never really thought Yoshio-kun was the sentimental type" remarked Shiori.
"Yeah. Same here" said Fonzu.
"And he's starting to warm up to Kaji-kun too" added Shiori.
"Yeah, and the boy's definitely growing up." said Fonzu. "Looks like all of us are going get along well, like Saotome-san said."
A/N: With Yumi's birthday approaching (May 16), I thought this would be a good time for Kaji to debut as lead vocalist. Initially I was going to have that happen in this chapter, but given how long it turned out, plus in the story it's still 1 week before Yumi's birthday, I decided to cut it short and postpone the performance to the next chapter.

Also, here's where I decided to introduce Yukari to the story. She won't meet the rest of the gang yet, but this is just a way to go with the original game canon where Yukari and Yuko are close friends.
It will be revealed what band the gang was talking about in the next chapter. The clues in this chapter though, are actual data about that band.
Stay tuned!