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Momo Kisaragi

08.17.AA 12:30PM
Oba-san. This is Hibiya Amamiya. You told me to text you when I get back safely, so here I am. I’ve arrived back home. It feels weird to be back here, even though I’ve only been away for a few days.

Hiyori’s family was a little worried about her, but mine seemed alright. Of course, nobody don’t knows about that.

But my father’s asking about what the famous Indian speakers talked about in their speech — that’s the excuse I used to be able to come to the city. Please help.

How’s everything there?

08.18.AA 12:36PM
Hibiya-kun! ヽ(·∀·)ノ I didn’t think you would text me first! I’m glad you were able to get back home safely. Things are good here, I guess. I’ll give you a little update on everyone!

Leader, Seto-san, Kano-san, and Marry-chan are still living at the base. Well, that’s their home, so there’s no surprise there. Marry-chan started working part-time at the flower shop Seto-san works at! It’s rather fitting for her.

Takane-san and Haruka-san are sorting things out little by little, and today, they just went to see their guardians. They thought long and hard about the story they had to make up, and from the looks of it, it’s not going to be an easy conversation for them to have…. But I think they’re dating. I’m pretty sure they’re dating. We all saw how much they were crying and hugging when they reunited. (o´∀`o)

My brother’s not as much of a shut-in anymore! He’s planning on going to college soon. I thought it’d be difficult for him to apply, since it’s the middle of the school year now, but he said that there’s no issue. I’m still a bit worried, though. Ayano-san’s going back to high school to finish up the two years she never got to take. She’ll be in my grade, actually. I hope she’s in my class! My brother’s helping her catch up, but apparently, there’s a lot of work to be done.

And me? I’m still continuing my idol work alongside my schoolwork. There’s a ton of summer homework to be done (ノД`) It’s only going to get busier from now on!

Best of luck to you, and send my blessings to Hiyori-chan, too.

PS. Tell your dad that the presentation was about the various advancements India is currently making regarding its economic status due to its advantage of having many English speakers, its trade deals with the United States, and its growth in parallel with China. — Shintaro K.

08.18.AA 2:47PM
Hiyori wants me to say thanks to you, for everything, and she asks if it’s okay for her to go find you when she goes into the city again. She also wants to let Ayano-san know that she’s rooting for her. “I know that my niece can do it,” she says.

It’s good to hear that everyone’s advancing forward. You’re right, Marry-san does fit in well with a flower shop. As for cyber girl and Konoha, I’m sure they’re dating. (Hiyori will be heartbroken.) It’s pretty obvious.

Is your brother still obsessed with Pepsi? Speaking of him, thank him for telling me what I should tell my father. My father was very pleased and thanks to that, he’s in a great mood. Looks like I won’t be thrown out to the dogs tonight.

How is idol work?

08.19.AA 11:10 AM
Of course!! Tell Hiyori-chan she’s very welcome, and that she should definitely come visit me!! She’s forever welcome to!! (ノ´ヮ`)ノ*: ·゚I told Ayano-san about what Hiyori-chan said, too. She was very happy to hear that, and now she’s greatly motivated! She stayed over at my place for a cram session yesterday. Speaking of which, she and my brother are still studying, and it’s been an entire day already\(º □ º l|l)/

I also just asked my brother if he still loves Pepsi and he started yelling at me hahaha he gave me a lecture on the difference between Coca Cola and Pepsi _(:3 」∠)_ I did tell him thanks for you, by the way. He gave a very grudging “you’re welcome.”

What is this about dogs? Do you guys have dogs?!

Idol work is going great! I have a CM shoot planned 2 days later and a new song planned!

Also, how are things with you and Hiyori-chan?

08.20.AA 10:23AM
Wait, they’re still studying? How bad is she at this…? Who’s worse at academics, you or her?

We don’t have dogs. Our family owns a dojo, you know. That’s probably where my father’s stodginess stems from. When I asked for permission to go into the city multiple times, he would throw me out of the house every single time. And every time, there would be a growing pack of hounds staring back at me, waiting to engulf me.

Hiyori and I are…the same as before? I can’t tell what has changed and what has stayed the same. Maybe we’re a little closer and we talk a little more, but she still treats me like a nuisance, though.

08.23.AA 8:52 PM
SOrry didn’t see this earlier!! The CM shoot went on a little longer than expected. The director had some high standards haha

Today’s Ayano-san’s entrance exam! She has to take it to get back into our high school, and that’s what she’s been studying for. Although it’s embarrassing to admit, Ayano-san’s smarter than me. My brother says we’re both dumb though… We go back to school on September 11th; what about you guys?

You never told me your family owned a dojo! That’s so cool!! Do you guys own real swords? If you hate the hounds, then what about other dogs? Do you hate them too? :(

It’s good that you guys are talking more, though! You still like her though, right?

08.24.AA 5:29 PM
That’s fine; when will it be aired? What was the CM for, anyways? I’ll try to look for it on TV. And how’d the exam go? Summer break ends September 11th for us, too. I don’t really want to go back…

I never thought it was relevant. Didn’t think you’d be interested, either. I’m not very interested in martial arts, either, so I never thought much about it. We have real swords, but that’s off limits for me, since they still treat me like a kid. I don’t hate dogs; it just depends on the type, I guess. Those were hounds we were talking about, after all.

Yeah, I guess… Is there anything wrong with that?

08.26.AA 1:42 PM
It’ll be aired tomorrow! It’s a CM for the new Watering Kissmint gum flavors! “Overflowing with positivity! Watering Kissmint!” ☆⌒(ゝ。∂)

Looks like Ayano-san passed! She’s so excited; My brother’s really happy too, even though he’s trying not to show it. He has his entrance exam today, but he’s not worried at all; I think I might be more worried than he is. But he has photographic memory, so I don’t think there’ll be a problem. At least I hope not…

Of course I’m interested! You can tell me anything, Hibiya-kun. I’d like to know more about you, anyways. It’s strange that we’ve only really known each other for two days, but it feels like an eternity.

Well, good luck!! If you have any questions, you can always ask me, hehe. I’ll be cheering for your romance. ( ´ ∀ `)ノ~ ♡

08.27.AA 9:45 AM
Just saw your CM. It looks great.

Congratulations. Honestly, it’d actually be weird if your brother was worried, you know. Why is there such a big difference in IQ between you siblings, anyways? Did he take all of your intelligence? Also, when are the two of them going to start dating? It’s taxing, really.

Oh… I guess I’m the same for you. What do you want to know about?

And thanks, I guess… Wait, do you have any experience with relationships…?

08.31.AA 6:50 AM
Is that really all you have to say? Aw, I’m disappointed (。╯︵╰。)

Yeah, my worries weren’t necessary. He passed with the highest score possible. Full marks. I think he’s becoming a legend there… I don’t know why I can’t be smart like him! It’s not like I haven’t tried or anything. I guess he really did take all my intelligence. :( Ah, but he’s also an idiot; he and Ayano-san are still “just friends.” Anyone could tell that they’re in love with each other. I don’t know why they’re not a couple yet. Maybe they’re going out in secret. I’ve asked him about it before, but he only brushed it off and walked away. It’s annoying to watch, too.

Hmm… Will you be taking over the dojo when you grow up?

Eh? I don’t, actually… I won’t be able to give you any advice based on personal experience, but I know a lot of senpais who have and can help you! And you know, since I’m a girl, so I can give you some advice from a girl’s perspective!

09.01.AA 12:01 PM
You look great, too.

Full marks? That’s insane. Even though I know that he has photographic memory, that was unexpected. Did he eat that textbook or something? But yeah, from what I’ve seen from his relationship with Ayano-san, it’s apparent that he’s hopeless. Someone ought to smack them. You should do it.

No, my parents know that I’m not interested and never placed that burden on me. They let me do whatever I want with my life and future, as long as I don’t die on the streets.

Thanks. I’ll probably need it. Do you wish you were in a relationship?

09.05.AA 5:03 PM
Oh, thanks! I didn’t expect you to say things like this, hehe. It makes me really happy to hear, though!

I know, right? I didn’t expect it either. I mean, he’s been bringing back tests with perfect scores all his life, but I thought that college entrance exams would be a little different. Turns out it isn’t for a genius. But I swear, if he and Ayano-san don’t get together soon, I’m going to make them sit down and talk about their feelings. Takane-san’s getting more frustrated day by day, and Haruka-san’s the only one who can restrain her from spilling everything. Which reminds me! Takane-san and Haruka-san are going to a college near Onii-chan’s; Takane-san’s studying programming and Haruka-san’s pursuing art.

Ah, that’s good! Have you thought about what you want to do in the future? Even though you still have a lot of time to think about it, haha.

Hmm… I don’t know. I do envy how happy Takane-san and Haruka-san look together, but I just can’t see myself in a relationship! I’ve just been forever single up to this point… (つω`。) I wish someone would show up sometime in the future, though.

09.15.AA 3:24 PM
Sorry, school just started a few days ago and I’ve been a bit busy, so I couldn’t reply as quick as before. Going into middle school, the classes aren’t really that much harder, but the workload is increasing. I can’t imagine high school.

It really is frustrating. But then again, I’m not any better; I haven’t confessed my feelings yet. Very fitting for cyber girl to be studying programming. I assume Konoha was very much the artist before that happened. Is Ayano-san still wearing the same ridiculous red scarf in this ridiculous summer weather? It’s so hot here in my home town, but it’s the best weather to jump into the lake.

I want to study psychology. I know it seems basic and common, but I want to learn more about why people think the way they do and why certain people do certain things. What about you? Do you have any plans for the future?

It’s okay. You’ll find someone who truly cares about you. I promise.

09.18.AA 8:20 AM
Ah, it’s okay, no worries! Same for me; classes have been difficult and I’ve been struggling to keep up. But I have Ayano-san in my class, and she sits next to me; we kind of struggle together, haha. She still wears her red scarf around school, and people ask her about it all the time. And every time, she tells them, “Red is the color of heroes!” According to my brother, she’s just the same as before.

A lake! Wow, send me pictures!

That’s cool! I still don’t know what I want to do with my future. I don’t have the brains to do anything big, and I don’t know where my idol career can take me. I’ll just have to see where my management takes me.

I visited the base yesterday. Everyone’s doing well. Leader and Kano-san bicker as always, and Marry spilt the tea again. Seto-san is still wearing his green jumpsuit. None of them changed a bit, and it surprised me how much I missed them. They told me I was welcome anytime, and they told me to say hi to you, too.

How come you haven’t brought up Hiyori-chan in a while? How’s everything with you two?

09.20.AA 9:52 PM
Hiyori and I… We’re fine. She’s not ignoring me anymore. We’re in some of the same classes and we definitely talk about homework. Occasionally, we talk about some other things, too.

Thanks. You’ll figure it out, though. There’s still so much time for the both of us. How’s idol work?

It feels so nostalgic. I’ve only known you guys for two days, but it seems like a lifetime. It’s as if those two days have been repeating themselves for eternity, like a never-ending loop. I wish I could visit them.

Here are some photos of this town.

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10.23.AA 1:15 AM
That’s good! I’m glad you’re both doing well. Idol work is going great, too.

Sometimes I wonder about what would happen if we never met, you know? If none of us met. Then I definitely would lead a life completely different from my life right now.

Your town looks beautiful! I would like to visit it someday.

10.23.AA 3:52 AM
i didn’t want to send this to you at first, but i just

i don’t know. i just told u idol work is going great but i lied. my manager and my company thinks that it’s a true mystery how my fans seemed to disappear overnight. but i knew they were wrong. it’s not a mystery. i relied on my ability whenever i was on stage or working, and now that it’s gone, getting work has gotten harder and harder. the auditoriums that would be filled in the past were now close to empty. and when i just started to fall in love with this job, too…

i just dont know what to do anymore

people only became my fans because of my ability

they didnt like me because of who i am

but because of my stupid ability instead

i hate myself

i used my ability to twist peoples hearts

someone like me shouldnt exist

im sorry

i shouldnt be bothering you like this at 3 in the morning

momo i swear to fucking god

sorry

hibiya-kun?

why are you awake?

i dont think my sleep schedule fucking matters rn

thats not true

this isnt you

youre the loud and noisy oba-san that wont stop annoying me

but on stage youre the brightest star in the night sky

youre dumb

and thats why youre thinking of all these things that arent true

your performances are incredible and the ppl who stuck around are your true fans

instead of blaming yourself you should take this opportunity to appreciate those who truly love you for who you are

you didnt choose to use ur power for malicious intents

so dont act like this

you deserve to be happy

thank you

thank you so much, hibiya-kun

you don’t know how much that means to me

i don’t know what else to say to you

except thank you

Now go to sleep! It’s very late.

Sweet dreams xx

hope you sleep well.

10.25.AA 2:51 PM
Hey. Just wanted to check in with you. Hope you’re doing fine. I’ve been seeing your name pop up in various online forums and articles. People are praising you for your hard work. I’m sure you’ve seen them already, but I’ve attached some heartwarming comments from your fans. Don’t lose faith, Oba-san. You’ve got a successful path in front of you. You helped me when I was at my worst, so this time, I want to do something for you. Hiyori sends you her best wishes. “A smile suits the energetic Momo-chan the best!” she says.

I agree with her.

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10.25.AA 8:23 PM
Thanks to you, Hibiya-kun, I’m feeling so much better. Sorry for the wait; Momo Kisaragi is back! ヽ(>∀<☆)ノ I’ve been reading those comments, too. They made me feel better, too. Thanks for sending me the highlights; I couldn’t stop smiling as I read through them. Give my thanks to Hiyori-chan; she’s such a sweetheart! You’re so lucky to have her. Don’t you dare treat her badly!

I’m starting to work on a new album. What happened gave me great inspiration, and I’ll incorporate that into my work. It’s an important step in my life, after all.

10.26.AA 10:34 AM
That’s great to hear. You’ve finally returned to being the stupid oba-san I know. All I did was compile some of the best comments. No need to thank me. Those comments have always been for you, and they will always be for you.

Good luck. I know you’ll do great.

11.04.AA 12:00 AM
Happy birthday, Hibiya-kun!! ヽ(>∀<☆)ノ You’re 13 now, right? You’re so young! I wish I was still that age. My brother and Ayano-chan send their birthday wishes too. We hope that all your wishes come true! I hope you have an amazing year, and hurry and grow up!

My new album comes out today. I’ve sent a copy your way. It’s not the best birthday present I could give you, but it’ll have to do for now.

11.04.AA 7:45 AM
I can’t believe you remembered. Thanks. I’ll try to grow up as fast as possible to catch up to you, so wait for me. (Patiently) waiting for your album to arrive.

momo ʕ •̀ ω •́ ʔ
@momokisaragi

baked a pumpkin cake today!

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11.05.AA 3:51 PM
Your album just arrived. My parents were a little suspicious about what it was, thinking I ordered something sketchy off the internet, but I reassured them that it was not the case.

Just listened to all of the songs. If this album isn’t number one on Oricon, I’ll be disappointed.

“Kisaragi Attention” is a classic, no more needed to be said about that. “Your Eyes” was a very catchy one. “Alone” started out sad, but the transition to a more hopeful tone was unexpected and well-executed. I’d write out my comments on all of them, but I’m busy listening to them on repeat.

“Otsukimi Recital” was my favorite.

11.07.AA 1:12 PM
I’m so glad you liked them! Really, I didn’t expect such high praise from you. Just a few months ago, you were yelling at me every time we talked. It’s kind of crazy, isn’t it?

11.08.AA 7:04 PM
I stand by what I said, though. You’re still an idiot. You still have a weird sense of style. You still have a weird taste for food. But I guess you’re not that annoying.

11.11.AA 8:31 PM
Aww, that’s sweet. Thanks! Speaking of sweet things, it’s Pocky Day today! Did you eat some Pocky? I just bought some Rare Cheesecake-flavored Pocky! It’s really good!

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11.11.AA 10:50 PM
Like I said, you really do have a weird sense of taste. I did have some Pocky. The Almond Crush type. Hiyori gave me some too.

11.12.AA 8:31 PM
Ooh, that’s great! You guys are getting along really well, aren’t you? ;)

12.24.AA 5:46 PM
Hey. It’s Christmas Eve. It’s also Konoha’s birthday, isn’t it? Wish him a happy birthday for me.

12.24.AA 6:01 PM
Hey! I’m at Haruka-san’s house right now with my brother, Ayano-chan, and Takane-san for his birthday! Everyone else was invited, too, but they didn’t have time :( Haruka-san wanted you to come, too. I just told him that you sent your wishes, and he was so happy that you remembered! Here’s a selfie of us, though.

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Did you get to have a Christmas date with Hiyori-chan? ;)

12.24.AA 5:46 PM
I would have stopped by if I lived in the city. Sadly, I’m confined to this town.

…Something of that sort, yeah.

12.25.AA 8:23 AM
Really?! I’m so happy for you guys! Oh, and merry Christmas! (o´∀`o)

12.25.AA 12:03 PM
Merry Christmas.

12.31.AA 8:56 PM
It’s almost the beginning of a new year. Have you been to hatsumode yet?

12.31.AA 10:56 AM
I’m at Kanda Shrine right now! I’m with Leader, Seto-san, Kano-san, and Marry-chan! My brother's with Ayano-chan, and Takane-san and Haruka-san are together. I kinda wish you were here. And Hiyori-chan, too.

01.01.AB 12:00 AM
Happy new year, Momo.

01.01.AB 12:05 AM
Happy new year, Hibiya-kun!

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Momo Kisaragi

02.05.AB 9:00AM
Haven’t heard from you in a while, but you’re everywhere. In every commercial, in every magazine, on every radio station… Guess you’re doing really well. I’m glad.

02.12.AB 10:28AM
Ah, it really has been a while, hasn’t it? I’m so sorry for not texting — idol work has been taking up the majority of my life, haha. I’ve been getting busier and busier by the day, so it’s hard to even maintain my attendance at school. I really really really don’t want to have to repeat a year…

Even now, I’m squeezing time out of my schedule to text you… I really wish you were in the city so it would be easier to talk.

02.13.AB 8:51PM
But that’s proof that you’re doing well, isn’t it? You’re putting smiles on people’s faces. That’s impressive. Don’t worry about not texting because you’re busy; I understand, of course.

02.14.AB 12:00AM
Happy birthday. A gift is on the way.

02.14.AB 5:30PM
Oh my gosh, thank you!! You remembered!! I didn’t expect this at all. You didn’t have to get me a gift! But I absolutely love it. Thank you so much (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

I can’t believe I’m 17 now… Only a year until adulthood. Ah, it’s kinda scary to have responsibilities and all. I don’t really want to grow up… If only time could just stop like this. Maybe I’ll ask Marry-chan to freeze time for me LOL

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@momokisaragi

cute outfit for the birthday girl hehe

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02.16.AB 6:03PM
Even if I didn’t remember, it’s easy to look up online, since your profile is pretty public. It makes it seem like I never left. I’m glad you liked the present, though. I’ve never been the best at gift-giving, especially when it comes to girls, so it was a struggle.

I want to grow up as fast as possible. It’s bad enough being the youngest out of all you guys, since you guys treat me like a kid. Speaking of which, how are those guys doing?

02.23.AB 1:28PM
Oh right, update time!

Leader, Seto-san, and Kano-san started going to school again, because “a middle school diploma won’t get us anywhere in life,” as said by Leader. They’re in the same grade as me and Ayano-chan, which is a bit strange for Ayano-chan, probably. We’re not in the same class, but we hang out during breaks and lunches a lot. I’m actually really liking school because of them. It feels great to have friends. That makes me sound so much like a loner, haha.

Marry started writing short stories and drawing picture books, and they’re actually really cool! She’s using stories from her life as inspiration and I think she got a publication offer recently. I’ll send one over when it gets published!

Takane-san, Haruka-san, and my brother are in college right now. Takane-san says computer science is “easy as shit” because of her time spent as Ene, and Haruka-san is doing really well in art. He’s drawing out the world he saw as Konoha and painting some really pretty paintings. My brother is going to Tokyo University, which is insane! I can’t believe he’s going to such a prestigious college. My mom is obviously elated. I really can never even get close to his accomplishments…

What about you?

02.27.AB 2:39PM
I’m doing well. Nothing really out of the ordinary. I’ve been studying most of the time; honestly, I don’t really know if I have any other hobbies. I feel like a boring person sometimes. I enjoy reading sometimes, though. I do more reading than the average middle schooler does.

How are you doing?

03.02.AB 5:22PM
It’s good that you’re doing well! I don’t think you’re boring at all — it’s impressive that you’re so mature for your age. I sometimes forget that you’re four years younger than I am. I don’t think I’ve read anything outside of required readings for school in a long time… Even with required texts, I sometimes don’t actually read them… (I’ve eaten them before, though.)

I’m doing pretty well! Really really busy with idol work and even busier with schoolwork, but I’m actually really happy with my life right now. I got an offer to be a part of a reality show! I’m super excited about it but also really nervous. This would be my first time being part of a reality show and having an acting role and I reeaaally hope I do well. I hope you’ll keep an eye out for it when it airs. It’s called “Ookami-kun ni wa Damasarenai.” I don’t know if you’ve heard of it before?

03.03.AB 5:13PM
I guess I’ve been told that I’m mature for my age. If I weren’t like this, then maybe I wouldn’t be able to get along with all of you. So really, it’s a blessing. I still wish to grow up faster, though, to catch up to you and everyone else. Reading is fun, though. I would ask you exactly what you mean by eating your books, but honestly, maybe not knowing would be better.

I’m happy for your opportunities. I haven’t heard of it before, but I just googled it. Tell me more about it?

03.04.AB 5:22PM
I’m glad you’re you, too.

It’s a romance reality show! There’s five girls and five guys part of the show and we basically try to finish a big project together while seeing if romance will bloom within the group. But the twist is that there’s one or more “wolves” among us who isn’t putting forth real emotions and only acting, and us girls lose if we fall for a wolf! It’s pretty scripted but filming is gonna start in a month or so. It’s gonna be a lot of fun even though I don’t have any relationship experience, haha… Ah, I’m so nervous to meet new people! Everyone else is mainly older than me so it’ll be really interesting.

03.05.AB 12:51PM
A romance reality show? With older guys, too?

03.07.AB 1:02PM
Yeah! Eh, that’s all you have to say?

03.10.AB 1:23AM
I hope you have fun filming.

03.13.AB 9:30AM
Hibiya-kun? Are you mad…? Did I say something to upset you?

03.15.AB 5:39PM
No.

03.16.AB 10:23AM
Come on, don’t be like this. You’re clearly upset. Talk to me.

03.19.AB 9:10AM
I’m not mad. Don’t worry about it.

03.23.AB 10:08PM
You know, it’s times like these that you really act like a kid.

03.25.AB 8:55AM
You’re annoying, Oba-san. Don’t lecture me.

03.31.AB 3:30AM
Now you’re not responding? Did you leave me on read?

04.05.AB 10:50AM
Hey. I was too harsh and my attitude was terrible. I’m sorry. I really am. I was just a little worried about you; older guys can be really deceptive and if you get too attached and get hurt, it would break my heart. You’re dumb, so I want to do my best to protect you, even though I don’t have the abilities to do that just yet. I didn’t mean to make you upset. I’m really sorry.

04.06.AB 12:29AM
Hey… Yeah, I get it now. I wasn’t trying to lecture you, either. I was really excited for a new opportunity but you didn’t seem very happy for me, so I was a little disappointed. But I just wanted to make sure you were okay, and when you wouldn’t tell me what was going on, I got a little frustrated, too. I’m sorry about that. I shouldn’t have called you a kid — I know how much you dislike it. I’ll do my best not to get tricked on the show, haha. A large portion of the progression is scripted anyway. It puts our acting skills to the test!

04.08.AB 11:23AM
I’m glad we sorted it out. If you actually fall for someone on the show, wouldn’t it be bad for your career?

04.10.AB 6:45PM
That’s true, actually. It would definitely impact my career right now, but in a few years, I’m pretty sure I’ll be free to be in a relationship, even though I can’t imagine myself dating someone, haha… My brother says he feels sorry for whoever will date me in the future.

It might be a bad thing to ask, but I’ve always been curious why you hate being a kid. When you’re younger, you have much less responsibilities and work, and you can just do whatever you want without thinking about many consequences. It isn’t always a bad thing, you know, and I’m just wondering why you desperately want to be more mature.

04.13.AB 8:27PM
It’s a combination of many reasons, I guess. My dad was pretty strict, and he always wanted me to be better. The only way for me to do that was to stop acting like a kid, I guess. On top of that, when I used to do everything I could to impress Hiyori, I had to show her that I was responsible and mature enough, as she seemed to dislike childishness. But now, I’ve found a new reason to want to grow up.

04.15.AB 8:19PM
I guess that kinda makes sense. What’s the new reason, though?

04.18.AB 10:41AM
That’s a secret. For now, at least.

04.21.AB 9:50AM
Eh?? Now I’m really curious… :/

04.21.AB 10:00AM
Filming starts today, so I might not be able to text for a few weeks. I have a loooooooot of work for not only this reality show but also all of my other idol work. I’ll definitely text you back when filming is over and I get some time to relax!

04.22.AB 8:02AM
Sounds good. Good luck; you got this.

06.29.AB 7:23PM
HIIII HIBIYA-KUN! I finally finished filming! It was honestly so much fun. I got to meet a lot of new people and became friends with all of them! It was amazing. I won’t say too much about the show itself because I don’t want to spoil it for you, but it was definitely a new experience. You can stream it on AbemaTV’s website starting from tomorrow (o´▽`o)

momo ʕ •̀ ω •́ ʔ
@momokisaragi

#Ookami-KunNiWaDamasarenai “This summer, we’ll fall in love in a way we’ve never expected.” I was honored to be given the opportunity to participate in this show. Click below to watch Ookami-kun ni wa Damasarenai episode one! Boys and girls, face forward! (o´▽`o)

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Momo Kisaragi

07.01.AB 5:30PM
Congrats. I just watched the first episode. Since there’s ten people, I might need some time to remember everyone’s names and faces. Apart from yours, of course. It clearly isn’t the type of show I would usually watch, but of course, I’ll watch it to support you. I haven’t been disinterested so far, so I guess that’s pretty good.

07.03.AB 7:23PM
I’m glad it’s been decently interesting so far! Because the show ended, my management company gave me more free time, so I got to hung out with some of the girls from the show! It was just me, Yuuka, and Honoka, since the other two didn’t have time today. We had lunch and went shopping in Shibuya — since both Yuuka and Honoka are models, they know the area better than I do. It was a lot of fun to be friends with girls in the entertainment industry as well.

07.05.AB 10:52PM
It’s great that you’re making new friends. Is it easier to get along with people doing similar jobs as you? Sometimes it feels like you’re in an entirely different world than me and the rest of us ordinary people.

07.10.AB 11:33PM
I don’t think of myself as any better than the ordinary people, haha. It’s honestly the opposite. I feel like I would be a bother to my friends who aren’t also part of the industry because I can’t even go outside without a pair of sunglasses of a big hoodie as part of my disguise. It must cause a lot of inconvenience to my friends… When I’m hanging out with Ayano-chan or leader, somebody always manages to recognize me and we’d have to run. I did want to quit being an idol before, but right now, my job is really fun so I think I’ll continue for a little longer, hehe.

07.13.AB 3:01PM
You’re not a bother. I’m sure the rest of the gang think the same way as I do. I’m on summer vacation right now, but there’s not much to do in this town. The city must be more entertaining to be in.

07.18.AB 11:33AM
I’m on summer vacation too, but honestly it doesn’t feel much different from usual. I still have summer homework to do, and I already know it’s gonna be a pain. I’ll have to ask my brother again, and he’ll be lecturing me non-stop.

07.19.AB 2:05PM
hiiiiii hibiya hows it goinnnnnn boiiiiiiiii

yoooo text me kid i havent talked to u in a bit bro

07.19.AB 2:07PM
omg sorry that was kano-san!! I’m hanging out with leader, seto-san, and kano-san right now HAHA

07.20.AB 4:51PM
LOL makes sense. Guess I’ll have to text him.

Shuuya Kano

07.23.AB 6:02PM
heyy hibiya how’s it goin kid

what do you want

come on dont be so cold we havent talked to each other in so long man

just tell me what u need lol ur the one who said to text you

on a scale of 1 to 10 how jealous are u when watching momos show

hwat

come on u cant hide anything from me

clearly u like her

yall be textin all the time

thats not any valid proof

ur really gonna look me in the eye and lie to me like that?

wow thats rich coming from u

don’t change the topic

so how do u feel about the show

bc I can imagine

think whatever u want to think but i’ll just say this

i don’t enjoy watching it because of personal reasons

ok gotchu ;)

Momo Kisaragi

08.01.AB 2:30PM
I just finished the last episode of the show. So are you dating this Kaito guy now…?

08.05.AB 7:52PM
Ah you finished it! I’m not actually dating him HAHA we’re just good friends in real life now. It was just a in-show thing. Some of the other couples in the show are actually dating in real life, though. I’m really happy for them hehe

08.09.AB 10:06PM
Oh okay, that’s good to know. I was a bit… confused towards the end.

08.15.AB 11:20PM
WAIT OH M YGOD NO WAY

OHMYGODDDD I CANT BELIEVE IT!!!

MY BROTHER CONFESSED TO AYANO-CHAN

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOG

08.17.AB 9:21AM
Wait, no way? Finally? What happened?

08.19.AB 8:10PM
Okay oh my god so here’s what happened. Basically they were just hanging out on August 15th and then they decided to sneak into school after school hours since my brother hasn’t been back there in a long time. They walked around school, went to their classroom, and eventually visited the rooftop, which is where… you know. It’s where she died a few years ago. Apparently Ayano-chan was talking about how back then, although she already decided to sacrifice herself for her family, she couldn’t help but think about how she didn’t want to leave Shintaro’s side and end her life as a friend of his that couldn’t even make him smile.

And so my brother gathered up his courage and said: “From now on, how about you stay by my side not as a friend, but as my girlfriend instead?”

And of course she said yes and now they’re dating! They just went on their first date today. But oh my god, I can’t believe my pathetic excuse of a brother actually said that. That’s actually so romantic; he’s never watched many romance shows, so how did he think of that?? I could cry at this good news. I haven’t seen my brother this happy in so long! He’s smiling more and that’s literally so weird to see. I’m so happy for Ayano-chan, too.

08.22.AB 10:00AM
That’s… Wow. I definitely didn’t expect him to say anything close to that. No offense, but he seems like a wimp most of the time. I really didn’t expect him to man up like this. But congrats — please let them know.

Hiyori Asahina

08.26.AB 1:05PM
u said u had something to tell me like 3 days ago?

oh i forgot my bad

idk if uve heard already but apparently shintaro confessed to ayano

OHMYGOD

NO WAY

HIBIYA

UR KIDDING

im not

OH MY GODDDDDD

MY NIECE IS IN LOVE

IM SO HAPPY FOR THEM

lmao nice

wait who told u

momo

ah

of course

what’s that supposed to mean

so when are u gonna man up

i dont know what ur talking about

ok suit urself good luck

thanks ig…

Momo Kisaragi

09.01.AB 8:30AM
I’m gonna be practicing for a concert so I’ll be super busy! Don’t think I’ll have any energy to do anything so I might have to talk to you in a few months…

09.02.AB 12:09PM
Don’t worry about it. Good luck practicing and good luck on your concert.

09.18.AB 2:32AM
Thanks! It’s actually gonna be on Christmas Eve… My manager literally said “I know you don’t have any plans with anyone.” :(

09.20.AB 12:09PM
Oh bruh that’s awkward.

11.04.AB 12:00AM
Happy birthday Hibiya-kun! I wish you the best for 14, and may all your wishes come true :)

11.04.AB 1:03AM
Oh wow, thanks. I didn’t expect you to text me since you’re so busy, much less so on time. I really appreciate it.

11.20.AB 2:40AM
I snuck my phone out during dance practice as soon as the clock hit 12, hehe (*¯︶¯*)

11.20.AB 3:30PM
Oh. Wow, I’m honored. I don’t want to get you in trouble or distract you from work. Thanks for the gifts, too. You really didn’t have to.

11.30.AB 3:50AM
Don’t worry about it! I had my brother recommend some good books since you said you like reading. I can’t say anything about the contents, so I’m gonna have to trust him on it.

12.03.AB 8:02AM
I did start reading one already. It’s pretty interesting, and I have to say, your brother is definitely a genius.

12.23.AB 8:58AM
I’m glad you like it! It’s the night before my concert and I’m pretty nervous… Every time before a concert I get really nervous and can’t sleep… I really hope I don’t trip and fall that last time. That was a bad memory. Anyways, pray for me please! I’ll do my best.

12.24.AB 7:00PM
Your concert should be starting right now. Obviously, you can’t see me, but I’m in the arena. I’m excited to see you perform.

12.24.AB 9:30PM
The concert was a success, and thankfully you didn’t trip and fall. I’ve never attended a concert before, and I really didn’t think it would be a place I would enjoy myself at, but you really surprised me. I had a lot of fun watching you perform. Tonight, you were the brightest star.

12.24.AB 1:25AM
wait what?!

you were there? how come?? it’s so far from your town and i didn’t think you’d be able to!

12.25.AB 3:42PM
It’s all thanks to Hiyori; her abilities and connections allowed us to be able to go to the city for your concert.

12.25.AB 6:20PM
You should’ve told me! I would have sent you both tickets. I’m so happy you came though. I really didn’t expect it. Maybe that’s why I had extra fun on stage yesterday. Merry Christmas, by the way.

12.25.AB 9:03PM
Maybe next time, if I’m able to. Merry Christmas to you, too.

Chapter Text

momo’s birthday with the gang!

Ayano Tateyama
hi guys! i heard that momo’s friends from work are surprising her on her birthday with cake n all that at her photo shoot so i was thinking we should all get together for dinner and have a surprise party! since it’s her 18th i think we should do something cool!
Takane Enomoto
sounds good
Haruka Kokonose
^
Tsubomi Kido
im down
Kousuke Seto
i have to check my shift but i’ll prob be free
Shuuya Kano
sameeeeee
Shintaro Kisaragi
y’all can host it at my place. momo should be back around 7
Ayano Tateyama
perfect! let’s all try to get there at 4 to set up!
Marry Kozakura
okay hehe
Shuuya Kano
where's hibiya
Shuuya Kano
is he coming
i'll have to ask Hiyori for help but I’ll see what I can do
Ayano Tateyama
ooh u should ask her to come too!
Ayano Tateyama
we haven’t seen her in ages either!
okay i’ll do my best

Hiyori Asahina

02.01.AC 6:30 PM
hiyori-sama

what's up

i may have a favor to ask

spit it out man

the gang wants to do a surprise party for momo’s birthday

they invited both of us

do you think we can go or is that not possible

omg I gotchu

i'll go talk to my parents

ok thanks keep me updated

02.03.AC 9:05 PM
we’re going on the 14th in the morning and we come back on the 15th at night

thank god it’s during the weekend it really made my job easier

wow, thanks. I really owe u one

dw about it

it’s not just for u anyways

we’ll be picking u up the day of

sounds good

Momo Kisaragi

02.14.AC 12:00 AM
Happy birthday, Momo. It feels like yesterday when we met that summer and I can’t believe you’re 18 now. Although I have many things I’d like to tell you, I’d rather wait until I see you in person. Hope you have the best time as an adult, and I’ll catch up to you soon.

“Hibiya, what are you doing? Everyone’s probably waiting for us already.”

Glancing up from his phone at his companion’s impatient voice, Hibiya paused cautiously before answering. He honestly still couldn’t what he had done; it wasn’t an easy task to accomplish, convincing his parents to allow him to take a trip to the city over a weekend without any “special occasion” and inconveniencing Hiyori’s family once again, despite her saying that it “wasn’t a big deal.”

He could feel his pulse quicken as he stared at the house in front of him, not daring to make any advancement. All his life, he had been what adults called a “good kid,” and doing something as risky as this for his own benefit seemed… wrong. But he was taken over by a rush of desire two weeks ago, and it was too late to back out now.

Not that he wanted to back out. He hadn’t seen these friends of his since that hot summer day a year and a half ago, and although they knew each other for a short period of time, it felt like an eternity, as if the two days he spent with them were part of an endless möbius loop of time that never stopped repeating itself. Although he would never admit it, he missed being with them and felt a little left out at times, as he was the only one who didn’t live in the city and was unable to incorporate their presences into this daily life. Sometimes, it felt like they were part of a different world, one Hibiya could never reach.

“Hibiya. We’re already late. Stop being such a pussy and just get it over with.”

Shooting Hiyori a look, Hibiya put his phone back in his pocket and approached the door of the Kisaragi residence. With a moment’s hesitation, he rang the doorbell. A cheerful “coming!” echoed from the other side of the front door before it swung open, revealing the familiar figure of Ayano Tateyama.

The girl still looked the same as when Hibiya last saw her in the heat haze. Her ridiculous red scarf was still wrapped tightly around her neck, although it was more understandable with the chilly February weather. Her eyes lit up at the sight of Hibiya and Hiyori, and she immediately squealed with excitement.

“Oh my god, you guys made it!” Ayano said. “It’s been so long! A year and a half, huh?”

“Sorry we’re late!” said Hiyori. “It took a while to get here.”

“Don’t worry about it! We just started setting up anyways. Come in!”

Hibiya surveyed his surroundings as he entered the house. He had never been here, after all, and he was rather curious about the place Momo lived in. As they approached the living room, he saw the rest of the gang already setting up decorations.

“Oh, look who it is!” Such a voice could only belong to Shuuya Kano, who immediately approached them and put an arm around Hibiya. “Long time no see!”

“Yeah, it’s been a while,” said Hibiya.

“Hibiya. We’re glad you were able to make it,” said Kido. “You too, Hiyori.”

“Of course he would,” interjected Kano. “It’s Momo’s 18th birthday! How could he miss it?”

Hibiya was beginning to think that maybe it was a bad idea to tell Kano anything, and just as he was about to hiss under his breath to tell Kano to “fucking cut it out,” Kano quickly tousled his hair and went back to pumping balloons.

“Well. I’ll just go over what everyone’s job is again,” said Kido. “We essentially have people in charge of decorations, dinner, and organization. If I remember correctly, Hibiya, you can cook, right?”

“Yeah, just a little.”

“Don’t be so modest!” said Hiyori. “This boy can cook. You better go help in the kitchen.”

“Perfect,” said Kido. “Then Hibiya, I’ll have you help me with dinner preparations. Aya-nee, you too. Everyone else will stick to decorations and organization in the living room.”

Hibiya couldn’t help but let out a soft chuckle. “Even after all this time, Kido is still our “Leader,” huh?”

Kido’s face reddened as she quickly shuffled towards the kitchen. “L-let’s get to work!”

“Yes, leader!”


“I’m home!”

Hibiya almost dropped the plates in his hands when he heard that familiar, energetic voice from the door. The clock had just struck seven, and Momo was back home on time. They managed to finish dinner in time; Kido was an amazing cook, and with assistance from Hibiya and Ayano, they were able to make a number of amazing dishes.

“Welcome back,” said Shintaro, who had gone to greet her. “You’re on time.”

“Yeah, of course! But wait, it smells like good food. Is Ayano-chan here?”

“Yeah, she is.”

That was their cue. As Momo walked into the living room, everyone quickly jumped up to surprise her.

“Happy birthday, Momo!”

The surprise was evident on her face as she surveyed her surroundings, too shocked to speak. When she finally processed what was going on, she squealed in excitement. “Oh my god! I can’t believe this!”

“It was Ayano-chan’s idea!” said Marry. “She said that since it’s your 18th birthday, we should celebrate it with you!”

“Thank you!” Momo said as she gave Ayano a big hug. “And thanks to everyone for coming, too! I’m could cry on the spot!”

“Ah, don’t cry!” said Hiyori. “We’re glad that we were able to celebrate with you!”

Momo looked towards the direction Hiyori and Hibiya were standing, and it was at that moment that Momo seemed to realize that they were there. “Oh my god, no way! Hiyori-chan! It’s been so long! How have you been?”

“I’ve been doing great,” said Hiyori as Momo gave her a big hug. “Thanks for asking.”

Momo let go of her, and as Hibiya looked into her eyes, he could feel the nervousness take over once again.

“I seriously can’t believe you’re here, Hibiya-kun,” said Momo. “I would have never expected it.”

“I can go back right now if you’d rather have that instead,” said Hibiya as he looked away, embarrassed and aware of his heating face. He didn’t mean for his words to come out this way; every time he was faced with her, he seemed to lose the ability to be honest.

“Aw, don’t say that! I’m so glad you’re here!” said Momo as she practically tackled him with a hug. She seemed to hold on for longer than normal, and when she pulled away, there was a spark of longing in her eyes that quickly disappeared as she surveyed the living room. “So, what’s for dinner?”

“Well, Miss Kisaragi, come on over and you’ll see!” said Kano, and everyone headed towards the dining table.

Hiyori nudged Hibiya and gestured towards the figure of Momo, who was sitting down at the table now and admiring all the food. “Well? How was your emotional reunion?”

Hibiya couldn’t help but smile. Seeing her again was like taking a trip back in time to the summer they met, and despite the drama and trauma that occurred in a mere two days’ time, he felt a wave of nostalgia wash over him. That hot summer day changed his life forever in ways he could not explain with words, and it was to remain a secret for years until it was time.

“She shines just as brightly as I remember her.”


After dinner, Hibiya was dragged to Shintaro’s new PS5 by “the boiz,” as proudly proclaimed by Kano, for some “quality bonding time,” while the girls sat at the table and talked about various topics. Hibiya wanted to talk to Momo more, but there was no way he could do so without looking… suspicious. Then again, it was fun to hang out with the others of the gang too, and all of them quickly bonded over games of Fall Guys among many others.

Hibiya was beyond surprised when Momo announced that she was going to the convenience store to buy them all drinks and asked him to come along. Ignoring the looks Hiyori and Kano gave him as he got up to follow Momo out of the house, he quickly put on his shoes and closed the door.

“I really haven’t seen you in a while,” said Momo, breaking the awkward silence as they walked towards the convenience store.

“It’s not like we haven’t been talking, though,” said Hibiya. February in the city was still rather chilly, and Hibiya buried his face further into his scarf, perhaps to hide his nervousness as well.

“That’s true,” said Momo, laughing. “But it’s still different! How have you been?”

“Yeah, I’ve been doing well,” said Hibiya. “Even better now, though. I didn’t think I’d miss the city so much.”

“We all missed you a lot!” said Momo, pouting and forcing Hibiya’s heart to skip a beat. “You were the only one missing every time the gang gathered together! I really wish you could visit more often.”

“Me too,” said Hibiya, sighing. “But it was hard enough to get my parents to agree this time, and I’ve inconvenienced Hiyori’s family more than enough now. I’m aware of how much trouble it is for the people around me if I do, so I really can’t let anyone spoil me like that.”

Momo stopped in her tracks as she studied Hibiya intensely. “Hibiya-kun, have you grown taller?”

“Have I?”

“You were only a kid back when I first met you! I could tell over text, too, but you seem more mature than before.”

“Is that a bad thing?”

“No, of course not!” Momo laughed. “You don’t call me “old lady” anymore, which is a relief now that I’m eighteen.”

Hibiya wanted to beat up his former self for his actions. What was he, stupid? “I’m sorry,” he murmured awkwardly.

“No, no, it’s okay! I’m not mad. Although I do like how we’re able to talk normally now, but I actually do kind of miss our petty arguments.”

“Hey, don’t call me petty! I just said what I wanted to say at the time; that’s all!”

“You were always so grumpy! And you seemed like you hated all of us! And you kept attacking me!”

“And you were overly energetic! You kept dragging me around! The first time we met, we ran like ten blocks around the city, trying to escape from your crazy fans! And then you wouldn’t leave me alone!”

“I was worried about you! You seemed really upset so I was just trying to make you feel better! Shouldn’t you be thankful, instead?”

“Shut up, oba-san!”

“Ah, you did it again, didn’t you, kid?”

The two of them stared at each other in silence for a few seconds before bursting into laughter. It seemed like it had been forever since they were able to banter and joke around like that beside each other, and in a simple matter of seconds, Hibiya was brought back to the summer of his memories. He missed those bittersweet moments, but being with Momo now made him realize how he no longer had to look into the past longingly.

They reached the convenience store and picked out the drinks that the rest of the gang asked for. As they were leaving, Momo dropped one of the sodas, and the two awkwardly looked at the can on the ground.

“Whose drink was that?” asked Hibiya, wincing.

“Either my brother or Kano-san,” said Momo, laughing awkwardly.

Hibiya raised an eyebrow. “Either way, it’ll end up pretty funny.”

“True.”

“I bet five bucks if it’s your brother.”

“And I bet five bucks if it’s Kano-san.”

“Deal.”

The two of them started laughing again at the ridiculousness of the situation. Momo picked up the drink in front of her and walked away from the convenience store. Hibiya followed, wondering how much time he had left to spend with her before his daydream had to end.

“Thanks for coming, Hibiya-kun.”

Hibiya looked at Momo, confused at her sudden words. “Yeah, no problem. It’s your 18th birthday; I wouldn’t want to miss it.”

“I really mean it. I was honestly kind of upset that I haven’t seen you in a long time, but with my work and stuff, I can’t visit you in your home town, and I know it’s not my place to ask you to come. I was worried that we would drift apart because we can only text each other, and I really don’t want to lose you, you know? But seeing you today, I’ve realized that I don’t have to worry about that too much. Thank you for coming to see me today, Hibiya-kun.”

Hibiya stared at the girl in front of him. For the last year and a half, she seemed so far from his reach. She was a distant star, and he could only look up at her from far away. He still had no right to stretch his arm out towards her, so he told himself to be patient and wait for the day when he could finally tell her, loud and proud. Even in the dark of the night, she seemed to be shining in front of him.

Perhaps that was why he fell in love with her that summer day.

momo ʕ •̀ ω •́ ʔ
@momokisaragi

Thank you all for the birthday wishes! As an adult, I’ll continue to work hard in everything and I hope that you all will stay with me throughout this journey we call life!

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i love you so much queen please love me back

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Momo Kisaragi

06.30.AC 8:21 PM
I saw that you’re in the gaming discord with the others! I’m glad that you guys are having fun — I know my brother is, even if he acts like he isn’t. He just isn’t very good at being honest, you know; Ayano-chan calls him out all the time. But on a different note… I haven’t told anyone, but recently, I’ve been really busy and tired and I feel like there’s someone following me… It’s been going on for a few days now. But I could be just completely making this up and am just having hallucinations because I’m so tired, so that’s why I haven’t told anyone.

07.02.AC 9:03 AM
Wait, that’s kinda not okay. You should let your manager or your agency know.

07.05.AC 6:59 PM
I know, I know. But what if I’m just making this up? I’d hate to inconvenience anyone like that, since everyone’s been so busy these days. We’re getting ready for my summer live, after all, and nobody has time for this sort of stuff, you know? It must be my imagination. Don’t tell anyone! Please. I don’t want to be a bother.

07.07.AC 12:08 AM
Have you dealt with this sort of situation before? I still feel like you should make sure security is strong and all that during this time, even if it ends up being just your imagination.

07.10.AC 11:14 PM
I’ve had some crazy fans before, but there was nothing too extreme. We’ve been able to handle it every time, so I don’t think it will be an issue. Don’t worry about it — I just needed to get it off my chest. My schedule’s been packed because of the concert, so I’ve been so tired. I haven’t been able to do anything else.

07.15.AC 9:52 AM
Good luck. I know you’ll be able to do it. You’ve been working so hard all the time, and your concerts are always amazing — I know that from watching your Christmas one last year.

07.23.AC 5:45 PM
Thanks!! My summer live is actually on August 15. I’m really looking forward to this one — the theme is “a summer story I will never forget.”

07.26.AC 11:32 AM
That’s… really cool. I really like the theme. I wish I could be there to see it.

08.01.AC 8:30 AM
Thanks! Whoops, won’t be able to text until after my concert — gonna be waaaaay too busy!

08.03.AC 9:09 PM
That’s okay; good luck with practicing! You got this. I’ll be cheering you on.

08.15.AC 6:00 PM
help

agency basement

im so scare

momo?

what’s going on?

MOMO?

Shintaro Kisaragi

08.15.AC 6:06 PM
I don’t know why I’m text you, but have you heard anything from Momo?

We’re looking for her — her concert starts in a few hours and she needs to be at the venue getting ready and doing mic checks.

Shit I was just gonna text someone

I think there’s trouble

She texted me

[screenshot.jpg]

She told me a few weeks back that she thought someone was following her but told me not to tell anyone

What the fuck

This better not be a prank

do you think im that kind of person?

Shit

The agency is an hour away from where we are

All of us gathered at the venue already to help out

All of you?

Is there anyone who is late or something

Someone who can get to her quick

Fuck ur right

Kano

Hes fucking late as usual

But this time thank fucking god

I’ll call him

Thanks kid

Please keep me updated

yeah

08.15.AC 8:15 PM
She’s safe. She just got to the concert venue barely in time. The rest, I’m sure she’ll tell you.

Thank for letting me know.

Momo Kisaragi

08.16.AC 1:15 PM
Hey… I’m pretty sure you know what happened, but um…

Yeah, so basically… I wasn’t wrong about the stalker.

Yeah, I’ve heard. What exactly happened?

I was at home and just about to go to the venue when I got a text from my manager, who told me to go to the agency because she forgot something there. She asked me to pick it up for her before I left for the venue, so I went. There was nobody at the agency today, and I was a little confused as to why she was in the basement in the first place, especially a room that was only for storage that nobody really used, but I still went. As soon as I was there, all the lights in the room turned off suddenly, and I heard someone whisper my name and some really creepy shit, and I immediately took out my phone. I don’t know… I barely had enough time to talk to even one person, and you were the first person I thought of. I didn’t even get to finish before the guy took my phone and I went unconscious.

When I woke up, I was tied up on the floor, and the guy told me he was my stalker and all that. Apparently he stole my manager’s phone for this little scheme of his. He just kind of said some really disgusting shit for like fifteen minutes until the door was broken open by Kano, who quickly knocked him out and saved me. He called the police, who handled the rest of it.

I was already late for the concert and definitely didn’t have time for any rehearsals, as everyone already started filing in when I got there. I barely finished getting my makeup done back stage, and I had to let my band earn me some time before I quickly jumped on stage. The concert itself went pretty well, though, and I had a lot of fun.

I can’t believe it…

Hibiya-kun? You’re not mad, are you?

I’m mad.

Oh… I’m sorry.

I’m mad that you didn’t take this seriously weeks ago when you thought you said a stalker. You should have told your manager, your agency, your brother, someone, anyone who could help you better than I could. I’m mad that this happened at all, and I’m mad that someone as sick as that exists, and that he tried to do something absolutely terrible to you.

But I’m even more mad about myself. I’m mad that I didn’t tell anyone about it. I’m mad that I wasn’t able to do anything for you. I’m mad that I’m not close enough to be able to help you. I’m mad that I wasn’t able to protect you.

You idiot! What do you mean you weren’t able to do anything for me? You saved me. If you hadn’t told my brother, something really bad could’ve happened! Don’t think like that — I should be thanking you. And I am thanking you. Thank you so much. It’s all thanks to you that I’m here right now. I’ll definitely be more careful from now on, though.

That’s good to hear. Please, stay safe.

Shuuya Kano

08.21.AC 8:51 PM
i heard ur the one who told shin about the creepy stalker

good shit dude

and i heard ur the one who saved momo

technically ur the one who saved her

but yeah thank god i was running late that day

shintaro kinda said u were late as usual lol

aw, I’m not late all the time!

but anyways — it’s heartwarming to see how much u do for her yknow

of course i would

we’re friends after all

truuuuu ig

but lmk if u ever need anything

one day when u grow up im gonna see u two together and im gonna think: “i raised that kid!!”

LOL sure

Hiyori Asahina

09.25.AC 12:00 PM
DIDY OU SEE THE FUKCING HEADLINES

yes

OH MYGOD THERES NO DUCKING WAY

yes

bro are you okay???

yes

Momo Kisaragi

09.25.AC 12:15 PM
Are the headlines true?

09.25.AC 3:32 PM
Wait, which headlines?

Oh… You mean that one. What do you think?

09.25.AC 4:50 PM
I mean, I don’t know? That’s why I’m asking?

09.25.AC 9:23 PM
I did go to Ginza with someone, but that wasn’t my boyfriend! That was Kano-san! I was going to thank him for dealing with that stalker a month ago, but I didn’t have time off until now. Ridiculous how the media thought I would have a boyfriend, right?

09.26.AC 9:29 AM
Oh… I see. That makes sense.

09.26.AC 9:21 PM
Did you think it was real?

09.27.AC 2:28 PM
Honestly, I was a little worried.

09.28.AC 2:09 PM
Oh. Worried? Why?

09.29.AC 11:45 AM
I…was worried that you hid it from me.

09.30.AC 9:25 AM
Oh… I see.

momo ʕ •̀ ω •́ ʔ
@momokisaragi

An official statement regarding the rumors circling around about my private life: my friend, who helped me immensely with the stalker situation, and I went to Ginza for the day. He has been a good friend of mine for a while, but we are not in a relationship. I apologize for the confusion this may have caused.

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Momo Kisaragi

11.04.AC 12:00 AM
Happy birthday, Hibiya-kun! You’re gonna be a high schooler in the spring, huh? I can’t believe it! It feels like I’ve grown old. I may not be able to help you with schoolwork, but I wish all the best for you!

Wait, the bubble’s blue! You got an iPhone?

11.04.AC 3:54 PM
Thanks. Yeah, my parents got it for me as an early gift for high school. I also did pretty well on my exams, so they were feeling generous. It’s crazy how another year went by, and I hope to get along with you in the next years as well.

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Hibiya Amamiya

04.05.AD 8:00 AM
Hibiya-kun! It’s your first day of high school today, isn’t it? Good luck! I hope everything goes well and let me know how it goes!

04.05.AD 5:29 PM
Hey. Yeah, it is, thanks. The pacing of class really picked up and all that; day one usually is supposed to be syllabus day, but we started learning new content already. It’s definitely something I’ll have to get used to.

I keep forgetting that you’ve already graduated. It’s unbelievable how much further ahead of me you are. Do you have any advice?

04.07.AD 11:23 AM
Honestly, I myself keep forgetting that I turned 19, so it’s not too weird. High school still feels like yesterday to me — I still feel like a kid! Ah, I really don’t want to grow up… Is it time to look into anti-aging products??

I’ll do my best to give some good advice! Although I don’t know how much I can offer, considering that my high school life was very different and, well, I’m kinda dumb… So I don’t think I’ll be able to help with any schoolwork :( But my brother for sure can! I’m sure he’ll be happy to help you. He helped so many of us with schoolwork that he’s basically gotten used to it by this point.

I’d say… The “be yourself!” kind of stuff is probably too cliche, huh? But it’s still true! I hope you step out of your comfort zone and make a lot of new friends! I couldn’t do that in my high school days until the Gang came around, and so I guess that wasn’t really because of my own efforts to make friends… Hiyori-chan’s probably going to the same school as you, right?

No matter how stupid you might think school events are, you’ll find yourself looking back and missing the stupidity of it all, so I’d suggest you go to a lot of them. Join clubs that relate to your interests and you’ll probably find friends there. Don’t just stick to yourself; spend time with friends!

Either way, I’m sure you’ll have a lot of fun. I hope you’ll make a lot of happy memories.

04.10.AD 3:40 PM
Thanks for the advice. Most of the kids from my middle school are going to the same high school as me, so I’m pretty familiar with a good portion of them already. Although I’ve never been a complete loner, I’m not exactly the best at being sociable, either, so I guess I’ll have to try to break out of my shell, too. Hiyori’s going to be at the same school, and honestly, she’s the person I know the best out of all my classmates, even though sometimes it feels like I still don’t know her that well.

What are you up to these days? How’s the adult world?

04.20.AD 10:30 AM
I’ve been soooooooo busy recently! The adult world kinda sucks, tbh. All these responsibilities and things I have to figure out — they’re killing me! I’ve been learning to drive, recently. Honestly, it’s something that I’ve been putting off, and I finally have to face it. I know there’s the subway and all in the city, but my brother says it’s still a life skill I should learn, so I’ve been looking into how to get a license. Takane-san’s been helping me, actually. She may seem like a reckless driver, but she’s actually better than all of us and she definitely knows all the rules and stuff. But even with her help, I’m still freaking out. Ah, I’m so scared! What if I mess up and crash and die (again)??

But other than that, I’ve still been keeping up with my idol work. I have a photo shoot for a magazine cover scheduled for later this afternoon, so I’m going to have to head there after lunch with Leader.

Ah, it’s become so much of a habit that I keep forgetting that she goes by “Tsubomi” now. She recently got a haircut and she looks super good!! I think short hair really suits her. I took photos with her and it’s up on our Instagrams.

That reminds me — do you have Instagram?

04.22.AD 7:41 PM
Take a deep breath lmao. Relax. You’re going to be fine. When are you taking the test?

It’s nice that you guys are still hanging out and all even after you graduated. I mean, obviously I know you guys are all friends and stuff, but I do hear a lot about friendships fading once you leave high school, so I was a little worried. I was afraid that by the time I become an adult and catch up to you guys, everyone wouldn’t be as close with each other as before anymore.

I do have Instagram; I just got it recently. Honestly, I’m pretty late to the trend and all, since most of my classmates have had it since middle school. I’ve never been good with social media or technology; Hiyori calls me an old man for being like this. I still haven’t gotten used to using social media, but my username is @hibiyamamiya.

04.25.AD 1:20 PM
I’m taking the written test next week. I’ve never been good at studying, but I really tried my best with this one. If all else fails, I’m going to have to resort to eating the book again…

Of course we still hang out! Tsubomi, Ayano-chan, Seto-san, and Kano-san are all off to college; Ayano-chan’s and Tsubomi’s colleges are close by so we still hang out a lot, but Seto-san and Kano-san are a little further so we only see each other once in a while. My brother says it’s already a miracle that Ayano-chan got into any college, but he’s clearly very happy for her and even happier that she’ll be able to stay near him. You don’t have to worry about missing out at all! We miss you a lot — I miss you a lot. I can’t wait until the next time you visit us.

Ooh, yay! I followed you back — I’m @momo, but you already knew that. Sorry, I hardly ever check follower notifications on Instagram. It’s way too hard to keep track. You can find everyone’s Instagram accounts through my following! A lot of celebrities don’t actually manage their Instagram accounts, but I manage all of my own social media accounts.

(。•̀ᴗ-)✧

don’t you guys think hibiya-kun has really matured?
Ene
fr? that brat?
never noticed but i guess it’s been 4 years
Marry Kozakura
he does look more mature that last time we saw him at your birthday!
yeah that too but especially recently??
have you seen his instagram?
Ene
honestly no LOL
what’s his @
hibiyamamiya
Ayano Tateyama
i’ve seen it!
Tsubomi Kido
i’ve seen it too
Ene
damn he do be lookin less like a kid now
Tsubomi Kido
he does look very mature for a high school freshman
Ayano Tateyama
he matured into a fine-looking young man indeed!
Ene
also wtf are these thirsty girls in the comments
what is going on lmfao
is our hibiya gaining popularity and getting hit on by girls??
Ayano Tateyama
hiyori!!! tell us what is going on??
Hiyori Asahina
LMFAO
omg im literally cryinf rn
Ene
im about to fetch popcorn
Hiyori Asahina
yeah hibiya is actually one of the most popular guys at our school rn
i wouldn’t be surprised if people from surrounding towns hear about him in a few months
he’s one of the smartest kids at school and he’s such a try-hard with grades omg and ig a lot of girls thinks he’s good looking n stuff
but yeah he’s had a huge growth spurt and all
Ene
our hibiya has grown up! /wipes tears/
Hiyori Asahina
what do you think momo-san?
oh… why me HAHA
Hiyori Asahina
you brought him up so i thought you’d have some thoughts!
well… it’s pretty surprising then, i guess.
Hiyori Asahina
so he hasn’t mentioned any of the fangirls or the love letters, huh
???????
Hiyori Asahina
whoopsies— but it’s really not a big deal then if he hasn’t mentioned it. you can text him about it, if you want.

Hibiya Amamiya

04.30.AD 11:23 PM
I was looking at your Instagram — you’re really popular now, aren’t you LOL

I heard something about fangirls and love letters…?

05.02.AD 7:14 PM
God fucking dammit, Hiyori.

It’s really not a big deal, and there’s not much to talk about. Really.

05.03.AD 11:01 PM
It’s not Hiyori-chan’s fault for telling me! Don’t blame her. It’s not like it’s anything to hide. Why are you getting mad?

05.05.AD 8:52 AM
You don’t understand.

05.05.AD 3:05 PM
Sorry. You’re right — I’m getting mad over nothing. I talked to Hiyori earlier today and we talked things out. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have been harsh at you, and my attitude was really not the greatest.

About the fangirls and love letters… Well, I just never saw it as a big deal or important. I just thought it wasn’t really worth mentioning. I have no interest in this sort of stuff with these people, anyways; I just want to get out of high school and move out of this town, so I’m not interested in dating any of my classmates. I’m flattered that they think I’m worth their time, but I’m more focused on other things.

05.08.AD 12:20 PM
It’s just as I thought. You really have matured, Hibiya-kun. A few years ago we would’ve just gotten into another argument, and I really saw it heading in that direction; I’m surprised we were able to work around it and avoid conflict. Not that I’m being ungrateful! I’m super glad. I was just really confused about why you were so mad, you know.

05.10.AD 1:25 PM
Well, I’m glad that I handled the situation better this time. I don’t want to get into an argument or a fight, and I’m glad that didn’t happen. As for why I was mad… I just didn’t want you to know.

That is, I didn’t want you to tease me. Of course. What other reason could there be LOL

05.13.AD 2:02 PM
I mean, you look so much more mature now. I’ve seen your Instagram posts and, well, the comments don’t lie LOL. It’s a good thing. You look… really good.

Mom

08.14.AD 5:41 PM
When are you going to come back and visit?

I don’t know… I have a lot of work recently. I might not be able to go back until the end of August.

That’s unfortunate. What about Shintaro?

I think he said he has time this weekend.

That’s fantastic. I’ll make his favorite meal for dinner.

See? Even my son at Tokyo University has time for me. And they say that daughters care more about family than sons…

Sorry, Mom…

You should’ve gone to college like Shintaro. It’d look much better on your resume if you ever need to get a different job.

Mom, I really don’t have time for college with my current job. I have so much to do and so little time even for myself.

Learn from Shintaro! He manages his time so well; he has college classes Todai, of all places, and he seems to be doing very well in them. He’s only taking one class to fulfill his requirements; he would’ve graduated early if possible! He’s also doing that music producing thing he does online and even making money off of it. He also has that internship and on top of that, he manages to have time for his friends, his girlfriend, and his family.

I know. He’s really impressive.

Why can’t you be more like him?

I’m sorry…

Hibiya Amamiya

08.14.AD 11:35 PM
i really hope i’m not bothering u rn, and if ur asleep plz ignore this message

i’m just super upset rn and i just want to talk to someone

i don’t want to be a bother tho and i’ll probably be fine in the morning so plz don’t stress about me

i’m not worth it

talk to me — what’s going on?

ur not bothering me at all

and please don’t say that you’re worth it or anything like that

but i’m really not

i’ve never been good enough

i’ve always been far from it

my brother has always been better than me

i know my parents have always liked him more than me

and i was fine with it

i really was

i’ve already accepted it by now and i don’t know what’s gotten over me today

but earlier my mom was just talking about how good my brother is at everything

and she asked me

why i couldn’t be more like him

and i just

it hurt

it hurt so much

even after all these years

i thought i wouldn’t feel anything anymore

but the way she talks about my brother

as if it’s only natural that he’s better than me

as if she’s only ever looked at him and it’s just how it should be where i should be better and more like him

god it real l y hurts

idk

idkidkidkidkidkddikdidk

i don’t

It was the first time she heard his voice in a year and a half. She jumped at the sudden ringtone and fumbled with her phone, hands shaking as she stared at the caller ID that appeared on the screen. Sniffling, she wiped away her fresh tears and pressed the green “Accept Call” button.

“Momo.”

The way he called her name wrenched her heart into pieces. There was no use anymore in wiping away her tears, because the moment she heard his voice, something within her broke. She hung on to her phone for dear life, clutching it with such strength that momentarily, she was afraid that she would break her phone and he would be gone again.

“Don’t cry,” he said, his voice echoing with pain and tenderness. “It doesn’t suit you.”

“I-I’m not c-crying,” Momo said between sniffles.

“You clearly are,” said Hibiya.

Even his voice had gotten more mature; in a flash, he didn’t seem like the kid she knew anymore. She stayed silent, not just because she wanted to, but because her weeping wouldn’t come to an end.

“Listen,” said Hibiya. “You are worth it. You are so worth it. You deserve every nice thing in this world. You’re not a bother nor a nuisance; I will always, always listen to you and stand on your side, no matter what. Please never feel like you are alone; don’t you have me?”

“Hibiya-kun…”

“What your mother said is not right. At all. You shouldn’t be compared to your brother not because he’s better, but because you’re you. You’re Momo Kisaragi, not Shintaro Kisaragi, and you are not a puppet in someone else’s fantasy. You get to be yourself and only you can decide if you’re ‘good enough’ or not. With all due respect, your mother isn’t right with this.”

“My parents have always been this way,” said Momo, biting her lip. “I’ve always been in the shadows while my brother was in the spotlight. I wanted them to look at me. And I guess that took form in my ability. But even that wasn’t good enough.”

“You’ve accomplished so much at a young age. There’s so many people looking up to you, including me. I admire how you’re able to face things with a smile and always find a way to cheer people up. You were the one who helped me when I was at my lowest, and you pulled me out of that dark pit I thought I would be stuck in for forever. You’re amazing, Momo, and I just wish I was able to show you just how you never cease to take my breath away.”

She wanted to thank him, but words alone couldn’t describe how she felt. Never did she ever think that anyone would see her as amazing as Hbiya described her to be; she certainly lacked the courage to think about herself in that way. Throughout the years, he’d always been with her, never left her side, and was always willing to help her no matter what. She wanted to see him, to hug him, to hold his hand and let him know just how important he was to her. But he was miles and miles away, far from her reach, and all she could do was to only cling on to this call.

“Thank you,” she whispered.

“It’s the least I can do,” said Hibiya, sighing. “Are you still crying?”

“No. It’s all thanks to you.”

“I’m just glad you’re not too upset anymore. I wish I could do something for you.”

“Are you kidding?” Momo chuckled slightly. “You gave me everything I needed at that moment.”

“I wish I was there with you.”

She wished the same thing, but she never realized how intense these emotions seemed to be until now. She nodded but quickly realized that he couldn’t see her, so she simply looked like an idiot in her room.

“I’m not bothering you or anything, am I?” Momo asked. “It’s pretty late; I don’t want to disturb you.”

“Don’t worry about it,” said Hibiya. “I wasn’t going to sleep yet anyways. I’ll stay on the phone with you for a little longer, until you feel better.”

Pressing a palm against one cheek, Momo could feel her face growing warm. That’s strange; this increased heartbeat was not something she had ever experienced before. Could it be…?

She shook her head as she focused on the conversation — Hibiya had moved on to talk about other matters, most likely to distract her and prevent her from thinking too deeply again. They talked and talked until Momo’s eyelids grew heavy and exhaustion took over, but before she fell asleep, she remembered one thought that circled in her mind and wouldn’t go away:

“Maybe that was a little cool of him.”

Tsubomi Kido

08.20.AD 7:14 PM
i have a confession to make.

? go ahead.

this has been bothering me for a few days now

tsubomi swear that you won’t tell anyone

like aaaanyyyyooooneeee

i swear

like

you swear on the name of tsubomi kido, leader of the blindfold gang

yes, yes

i think i’m in love with hibiya-kun.

tsubomi please say something

im stressing

damn.

THATS NOT HELPING

OMF

AJFOIASJFOPAFJOAIOPF

i mean

tell me about it

what happened exactly?

ahhhhhh i don’t even know

you know we’ve been texting and stuff all these last few years

he’s just been by my side through everything you know

he’s helped me so much and listened to me about everything and he cared for me and he was there for me

he really understands me

i dont think i’ll find anyone else who understands me and cares for me like this

i just never realized until now

i’m glad he’s doing all of this for you

hibiya’s a good kid

you chose someone good to fall in love with

BUT AAAAAAAA

he’s still a high schooler

ofc i can’t do anything about these feelings

i think my only option is to let them fade away over time……

oh you’re right i forgot he’s still a high schooler bc he’s so mature

that really sucks :/

I KNOW

AND HE’S NOT IN OUR CITY

I MISS HIM

A LOT

i cant even meet him as friends :(

it’s going to be okay

you want to get some food in a bit?

might cheer you up

yes leader you’re the best

Hibiya Amamiya

10.18.AD 10:20 AM
I saw your new music video. I really like the concept — I think you did a great job. I showed Hiyori at school today and she wanted me to tell you that she loved it as well. She says she’ll be buying multiple copies of the CD. We almost got yelled at for using our phones at school, though. But it was kind of worth it.

10.20.AD 3:03 PM
Ahhh thank you!! I worked really hard on it and since it just released, I have a bit more time to relax until my next big project.

How are you and Hiyori these days?

10.23.AD 9:02 PM
We’re just… the normal, I guess. We hang out a good amount, since we have basically the same classes and so we help each other out with homework pretty often. There’s a coffee shop that’s honestly the “trendiest” place in my town, and many students study there often, so Hiyori and I go there and do our homework pretty often. She helps me with English and I help her with math.

There’s been a rumor going around that we’re dating, but it’s really not the case. We’re good friends — more like bros, you know.

10.25.AD 8:29 PM
Ah… that sounds… pretty nice.

I thought you always liked her.

Did she reject you??

Sorry — am I being insensitive?

10.28.AD 11:50 PM
No, you’re not being insensitive. Don’t worry about it. I did like her back then, but now, it’s best that we remain friends. I think we suit each other better in a friendship. I never confessed, she never rejected me.

Are you okay? You don’t sound like the normal Momo LOL

11.03.AD 9:03 PM
Ah… Makes sense.

Eh? I’m fine! Am I being weird??

11.04.AD 12:00 AM
Happy birthday, Hibiya-kun!! I hope you have another amazing year, and I really wish I could celebrate sixteen with you. :( But regardless, you have my blessings hehe :) You’re an amazing person and I really like you a lot!

Like, you’re an amazing friend!!

Yeah, uh, I hope the present arrives on time! Happy birthday again hehe

Tsubomi Kido

11.04.AD 6:41 PM
TSUBOMIIIIIIIII

what’s up

im kinda frustrated :/

yeah?

hiyori-chan’s recent post

hold on i haven’t checked instagram today yet

oh

I DONT KNOW WHATS WRONG WIT H ME

i see her and hibiya-kun so close and i feel many emotions

grrrrrrr

why am i annoyed at hiyori-chan???

what is this emotion im feeling

momo

yeah?

that’s jealousy

LOL

………no

accept it

AJIAOFJPAIFOJAPAWFPOAI

IM JEALOUS???

i mean, you feel frustrated when you see her and hibiya together

what else could it be except jealousy?

i mean

stupidity???????????????

damn you really just called yourself stupid like that

AJIFJPAFIJPASFO

oh no

this can’t be good

i’ve fallen too deep

help i’ve fallen and can’t get up

i didn’t expect myself to like him this much….

relax

did hibiya mention how he is with hiyori to you before?

yeah he said theyre just friends :/

do you not trust that?

i mean

i dont think he lied or anything

but i can’t help but wish that i was there instead

TSUBOMI

what if he thinks im too old?????????

momo. you’re 19.

SO WHAT

HE’S YOUNGER

WHAT IF HE DOESNT WANT TO TALK TO AN OLD LADY ANYMORE

he’s not that type of person

and you guys are really close

i dont think you have to worry about that at all

R U SURE

yeah, yeah

just take a deep breath and don’t think about it too much

i’ll try :/

ahhhhh i just dont think he’ll ever like me back :(

no offense but you’re too dense in these matters so don’t make assumptions

:O

Hibiya Amamiya

11.05.AD 8:42 AM
HIBIYA-KUN!! Do you think I’m dense??

11.06.AD 5:11 PM
Absofuckinglutely.

11.08.AD 2:25 PM
WHY?????

11.11.AD 1:30 PM
If someone liked you and thought you’d notice if they dropped hints, that person’s probably an idiot.

No offense LOL. You’re fine the way you are, though — don’t change because of anyone or anything. Don’t worry, if they like you enough, they’ll tell you loud and proud one day, in a way that even a dumbass like you can understand.

11.15.AD 7:59 AM
I hope they reeeeaaally spell it out for me, because now I’m just scared that I’ll misinterpret… It’d be super embarrassing if I just assumed someone liked me when they don’t actually mean it. :/

11.20.AD 9:03 PM
Don’t worry. Just wait a little longer, and someone will do exactly what you wish.

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momo ʕ •̀ ω •́ ʔ
@momokisaragi

Just turned 20… Still doesn’t feel real, but thank you all for your continued support ♡

12:00 AM · Feb 14, 20AE


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Hibiya Amamiya

02.14.AE 12:00 AM
Happy birthday, Momo. 20 is a big year, isn’t it? Unfortunately, I can’t be there to celebrate it with you, but I hope I will be able to in the future. Please wait for me.

02.14.AE 8:59 AM
It’s really so sweet how you text me punctually every year. Thank you! I really hope to be able to celebrate my birthday with you, too.

Today’s Valentine’s Day, though. Any plans?

02.14.AE 8:13 PM
It’s just any other day, really. I don’t have a girlfriend, you know, so it’s not really anything special.

02.15.AE 11:24 AM
I’m sure the girls who gave you handmade chocolate and love letters would beg to differ…

02.16.AE 9:32 AM
Damn it, Hiyori— She told you, didn’t she?

It’s nothing, really. I don’t plan to date any of them, anyways — I don’t plan to date anyone in high school. I have to focus on my studies, you know?

02.17.AE 10:43 PM
It seems like you’ve changed a lot — you’re almost like a different person, unlike the Hibiya-kun I know. Not saying that’s a bad thing! But damn, you’re really studious; I wish I was able to be like that. But noooooo, clearly I’m stupid so I always fail school. Thank god that’s all over now. Kinda.

02.18.AE 1:26 PM
I really hope that’s for the better… But about my studies, I’m trying really hard to get into a good college so I can move out of this town, so I do have to dedicate a lot of time into work. Not to mention that I need to earn enough money for it so I have to do some jobs around town… It’s really exhausting.

02.20.AE 8:54 AM
You’ve never really mentioned that before, huh? Unless I forgot about it… I feel like I’ve been talking a lot about myself these past few months and haven’t given you a chance to talk about how it’s going with you… At this rate, I’m going to hear more about you from Hiyori-chan than from you yourself :(

02.23.AE 5:51 PM
Oh. You’re right, huh. I don’t know, I do enjoy listening to you, so maybe it just slipped my mind to actually talk about myself LOL

Well… Where do I start? My first year in high school is almost over — in like a month or so. I’m approaching becoming a second year in high school, which is pretty crazy to think about. My grades have been decent, but they could be better; the content isn’t too difficult, but I have a lot of other commitments as well: there’s work I have to do for my family dojo, and I take up jobs around town to earn some extra money. I’m also in the literature club.

This is a little pathetic to admit, but I actually don’t have many friends; out of everyone, I’d say I’m the closest with Hiyori, but she has her own circle of friends, too, and I’d never fit into their group. I’m not a complete loner, since I have a few friends here and there, but nobody else I really connect with on a personal level.

I find myself missing the Blindfold Gang a lot. Such a group of stupid people who sometimes act like they’re younger than me despite being older than me, and yet I can’t help but smile around them. They treat me like a younger brother and I really, really miss those hazy summer days.

But most of all, I miss you.

Tsubomi Kido

02.24.AD 10:27 AM
TSUBOMI

FAIJDAPOIJOPA OMOMGMOGMOGOMG

TSUBOMIIII WHERE YOU AT

please relax what is going on

hibiya-kun

he just one-shotted my heart

[ screenshot . jpg ]

damn

that’s— is he—?

I DONT KNOW

there’s no way he doesn’t mean it that way.

AJIAJIPOFIAOPSIJPFOA I DONT KNOW

i can’t just ASSUME

but omg

are you going to ask him?

I CANT IM NOT BUFF ENOUGH FOR THAT

well …

that’s really sweet of him though

the part about you of course but also how he thinks about the blindfold gang

we miss him a lot too

of course, not as much as you miss him

;w;

mekameka dan!

Shuuya Kano
yo HIBIYA AMAMIYAAAAAAA
ma boi where u at
Hibiya Amamiya
uhhh what’s up
Shuuya Kano
i got spring break around late march early april
drop your address i’m visiting you
Hibiya Amamiya
you’re joking
Shuuya Kano
LOL NO
come on i havent seen u in a fat minute
Hibiya Amamiya
fr????
[current location]
welcome please do
you can stay at my house
Shuuya Kano
lovely
i’ll let you know about the specifics in a bit
Takane Enomoto
damn y’all planning a meet up without us huh
the exclusion do be feeling nice
Shuuya Kano
chill bro go make out with harooks or something
Takane Enomoto
you fucker
Shintaro Kisaragi
well done kano
Takane Enomoto
shut the fuck up shittaro
Shintaro Kisaragi
wow ur original
you do have a wedding to prep for go do that instead
Hibiya Amamiya
wedding??????
Takane Enomoto
yeah man surprise surprise this bitch is getting married
did momo not tell you
Hibiya Amamiya
no???????
whoops.
Haruka Kokonose
We got engaged on Christmas Eve!
Hibiya Amamiya
am i the only one who was kept in the dark about this?
Tsubomi Kido
we all assumed momo would tell you
Takane Enomoto
i think i told her to tell u
IM SO SORRY
i swear i thought i told you !!
Shuuya Kano
hey hey hey hibiya you know what you should do
Hibiya Amamiya
hwat
Shuuya Kano
you should
LIGHTEN UP
💡 💡 💡
Tsubomi Kido
oh my god don’t you dare start this stupid shit again
Takane Enomoto
wow what a BRIGHT idea kano! 💡
Shintaro Kisaragi
bruh not you too
Shuuya Kano
hey shin
i’m just SHEDDING LIGHT onto some nice puns! 💡
Takane Enomoto
goddamn shin you gotta look on the BRIGHT SIDE more! 💡
Shuuya Kano
yeah see? ene gets how DELIGHTFUL this is! 💡
Shintaro Kisaragi
god
stop
literally i’m so done
Ayano Tateyama
are you okay shintaro?
Shintaro Kisaragi
yeah yeah dw
Ayano Tateyama
are you sure?
not feeling LIGHTHEADED, right? 💡
Shintaro Kisaragi
FUCK
Shintaro left the conversation.
Ayano added Shintaro to the conversation.
Ayano Tateyama
IM SO SORRY SHINTARO PLEASE DONT HATE ME
Shintaro Kisaragi
i trusted you
you betrayed my trust
Ayano Tateyama
IM SORRYYY
🥺 🥺 🥺 🥺
Shintaro Kisaragi
whatever
I still love you
you absolute idiot
/gasps/
Tsubomi Kido
did Shintaro Kisaragi just
Marry Kozakura
😳 😳
Shintaro Kisaragi
fuck i forgot this was a group chat
Shuuya Kano
sure 😃
Kousuke Seto
why are you guys using so many emojis
Shuuya Kano
well since you asked so nicely …..
Tsubomi Kido
don’t do it
Shuuya Kano
🤠 🤠 🤠 🤠 🤠 🤠 🤠 🤠 🤠 🤠 🤠 🤠
Kousuke Seto
oh no
Takane Enomoto
🤡 🤡 🤡 🤡 🤡 🤡 🤡 🤡 🤡 🤡 🤡
Shuuya Kano
🥴 🥴 🥴 🥴 🥴 🥴
Takane Enomoto
👾👾👾👾👾👾
Shuuya Kano
🤖 🤖 🤖 🤖 🤖 🤖
👁👄👁
Hibiya Amamiya
god y’all are so goddamn stupid
this is like a car crash i can’t look away from
Shuuya Kano
thanks kid we love you too
❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Hibiya Amamiya

03.21.AE 10:45 AM
I’m so sorry I forgot to tell you about Takane-san and Haruka-san’s engagement !!!! Really, I thought I did !!! I don’t know how I forgot. But yes, they got engaged on Christmas Eve, which is also Haruka-san’s birthday. We all saw it coming eventually, so it wasn’t that much of a surprise, but it was still very very romantic!! Takane-san kept saying that it wasn’t that big of a deal, but we all know that she was very very touched and she’s very very happy right now. Seriously, every time I’ve seen her, she’s been beaming! She seems as happy as she looked when she was Ene, but this time, she isn’t pretending. I’m so happy for her and Haruka-san. Their wedding will be on August 15th! They’re not inviting a lot of people, just the Blindfold Gang, and it won’t be a super super fancy thing because they wanted it to be more intimate and real.

03.23.AE 9:19 PM
That’s amazing; don’t worry about not telling me earlier, since I’m hearing about it now anyways. I’m really happy for them, too. Anyone could tell how much they love each other, and they really deserve to be together for eternity now that all of that is over. I’m upset that I won’t be able to attend their wedding, though — I have so much work to do over the summer in preparation for my last year of high school. I’ll record a video of my blessings and send it in, though, and so will Hiyori.

Right, I did tell Hiyori. She’s very happy for them, too.

03.25.AE 10:50 AM
It’s upsetting that you can’t be there in person, but I’m sure they’ll understand. You’ve been really busy these few months, huh, and I can imagine that you’ll only be busier next year. Good luck! I believe in you.

Shuuya Kano

04.05.AE 12:30 PM
hey hey hey kisaragi-chan!

guess who i’m with

[ photo . jpg ]

oh wow! you’re really there

i sure am!

hibiya says he misses you a lot!

LOLOLOL NOW HE’S TELLING ME TO SHUT UP

i’m glad you guys are having fun LMAOO

did you just get there?

yeah we’re just chilling at a restaurant rn

food is pretty damn good here

i think you’d like it here

yeah i really would like to visit

but I do have a lot of idol work …

there’s been a little lull in my career last year but things are picking up again this year

understandable

well I’ll update you if anything comes up

after all, you care A LOT about him, don’t you ;)

???????

Tsubomi Kido

04.05.AE 1:02 PM
[ screenshot . jpg ]

please decipher kano for me

hmmmmmm

i don’t think he knows for sure

at least i didn’t tell him

pretty sure he’s just teasing you

THANK GOD

if kano knows then i might as well just announce it on twitter

same results anyways

u right

but its probably okay

kano’s an asshole but he’s not to the degree that he’ll straight up ruin you

such high praise from leader LMAOO

how are things between you two ;)

just normal

come on tsubomi I know you better than that ;)

well

we talk to each other pretty regularly

we see each other semi-regularly ig

good enough for not being in the same college

do you think you’ll ever tell him?

who knows… i definitely don’t know yet

i COULD just live peacefully and not ever tell him about it

but you only have one chance to live so if i regret it I’d take these regrets to my grave

but do i want to risk my entire friendship with him?

knowing him he might not take me seriously

and honestly I don’t even know if he’s completely recovered from the whole ayano thing

i don’t know if telling him would burden him even more

so all I can do is sit back and observe

tsubomiiiiiiii 🥺 🥺

omg this makes me sad

it doesn’t even make me that sad anymore lmao

i don’t want to sound too much like a lovesick girl

ITS OKAY we will help each other

i do have A LOT of work coming up the next few months tho so I might not even have time to worry about these things

momo ʕ •̀ ω •́ ʔ
@momokisaragi

Get ready for my new single “FIVE” that is releasing tomorrow!

12:30 PM · Apr 25, 20AE


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momo ʕ •̀ ω •́ ʔ
@momokisaragi

A sneak peak from the blu-ray of my seventh concert releasing next week! I really enjoyed being on stage performing the fan favorite “Kisaragi Attention” once again.

8:20 PM · May 6, 20AE


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momo ʕ •̀ ω •́ ʔ
@momokisaragi

Be sure to find me on the cover of this month’s “Bijin Hyakka” <3

8:21 AM · May 30, 20AE


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momo ʕ •̀ ω •́ ʔ
@momokisaragi

style change hehe ~ how do you like it?

12:45 PM · Jun 13, 20AE


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momo ʕ •̀ ω •́ ʔ
@momokisaragi

What an absolute honor it is to perform with the legendary Miss Honoka Kousaka! Been a long time fan of Muse myself, and I definitely hyperventilated when I saw her in real life. μ’sic forever!

10:52 PM · Jun 28, 20AE


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momo ʕ •̀ ω •́ ʔ
@momokisaragi

NEW SINGLE ALERT! I tried a different vibe this time; please anticipate the release of the music video of “Daisy” on YouTube and the song itself on Spotify and Apple Music.

6:26 PM · Jul 10, 20AE


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Takane Enomoto

07.20.AE 3:48 PM
wedding on aug 15 — just checking with u that ur free

of course!! will definitely be there

hibiya and hiyori can’t make it right

yeah :/ he said they’ll be sending in some videos as their blessings

good enough

its nothing too fancy anyways

we’re just gonna get the boring stuff over with and then have a dinner together

i’m so happy for you guyssss

it’s a little embarrassing tbh

like I have to say my vows in front of people?

bruh i couldn’t even tell him about my feelings without literally dying in the process

DAMN ENE—

really, the last few months have just been a blur

i honestly didn’t even care too much about a wedding

but haruka insisted that it was necessary

so oh well, anything to make him happy ig

i’m sure everything will go smoothly

and you two will be a happily wedded couple <3

god this is embarrassing as fuck

but thanks

As Takane walked down the aisle, Momo marveled at how gorgeous she was. Her black hair cascaded down her back like a waterfall, and although her face was hidden behind her veil, it was obvious that she was flushed red with embarrassment but unable to hide the happiness from her face.

It didn’t take her long to reach the end; it wasn’t a large room they were seated in, since Takane had insisted that the wedding would be a simple procedure and its grandeur didn’t matter to her. At the front of the room, Haruka stood with the biggest smile on his face.

The officiant spoke first, and after a brief introduction and overview of the vows, Takane, cheeks red, spoke, recited her own vows, and afterwards, Haruka recited his excitedly. Momo held her breath as the two exchanged rings, and the few seconds the couple stared at each other seemed to be an eternity.

“You may now kiss the bride,” the officiant said, and the couple didn’t need to be told twice before they pulled each other close.

Beside her, Momo could hear Ayano burst into tears as they all clapped, and Shintaro had to quickly wipe away his girlfriend’s tears before the situation could get any more chaotic. Momo smiled as she stared at the newly-weds, and she couldn’t help but sigh to herself.

Ah, she really wished she could find someone who loved her like that.

Maybe she was a little more child-like than she thought, yearning after fairy tale romances and happily ever afters. But seeing her two friends being so happy with each other and because of each other made her heart swell with anticipation. She was twenty and still solo from birth, not because she didn’t want to or couldn’t get a boyfriend, but because she wanted someone to look at her for her, not ‘super idol Momo Kisaragi.’

It only hit her this morning that she was twenty and that her friends were twenty-two and getting married, for god’s sake; time really passed by too quickly, and before she realized it, the people around her were moving on forward into their futures, into adulthood, while she still felt like a child. Her brother had moved out into his own apartment, most of her friends were in college, and two of her friends just got married, while she continued on with her life without any change — but perhaps she just rejected change a little too much.

Part of her wanted to remain a child; the future scared her a little, and she had to admit, so did uncertainty. She never understood Hibiya’s desperateness about growing up — wouldn’t life be so much easier as a kid?

Thirteen and sixteen seemed like such a scary age gap, but now that she’s twenty and he’s seventeen, it almost seemed less frightening. But if she were younger, maybe she’d be able to relate to him more. Now, he was more mature, less like the Hibiya she used to know, and that terrified her — it almost seemed like she was the child between the two of them.

The distance between them, physically and mentally, burned, but her love for him burned brighter, stronger.


Takane seemed to be more interested in the dinner than the actual wedding; the group hadn’t been able to meet up with this many members in a while, so they enjoyed catching up with each other and fooling around a little. Of course, Momo was a little upset that Hibiya couldn’t be there — after all, the last time she saw him in person was almost two and a half years ago.

“Oh hey, they sent in their videos,” Takane said, and immediately, everyone gathered around to watch Hibiya and Hiyori’s videos.

Hiyori was up first, sitting in what seemed like a living room of a rather fancy-looking house. Her hair was no longer in her signature low pigtails, and her face was accented with light touches of makeup, making her seem more mature than Momo last remembered her to be.

“Konoha-san, Ene-san, congratulations on your marriage,” Hiyori said, beaming. “I’m really really really upset that I couldn’t be there to congratulate you guys in person, but nevertheless, I’m so happy for you guys! Seriously, it brings me to tears to think about everything you guys went through, and I’m so glad you guys are happy now. I’m sure Ayano-chan’s crying right now, isn’t she?”

“I’m not!” Ayano protested, trying to cover up her sniffles.

“You are, idiot,” Shintaro said, smoothing out her hair. “Don’t try to deny it.”

“Anyways,” Hiyori continued. “Super super happy that you guys are happy, and I’ll be sure to congratulate you guys in person someday. I hope you guys can be with each other until the end of time.”

“That’s so sweet,” Haruka said, laughing. “I promise we’ll be together until the end of time, Takane.”

“O-Okay, you idiot,” Takane said, stuttering. “Don’t say such embarrassing things!”

“Alright, Hibiya, your turn,” Hiyori said as she stood up from the couch and headed towards the camera.

“W-Wait, I thought you were gonna give me time to prepare!”

The voice was familiar yet unfamiliar at the same time; perhaps it had been too long since she had last heard it. She held her breath as the boy grudgingly walked in frame and sat down on the sofa. The pictures were right — he definitely aged into a fine young man.

“Yeah, well, I’ll just cut out whatever you mess up on,” said Hiyori, who had retreated behind the camera.

Hibiya took a deep breath before looking into the camera; even from the video, Momo could see his nervousness. “…Hey, Ene-san, Konoha-san— wait, it’s not Ene and Konoha anymore. Scratch that. Take two.”

He clenched his fists as he tried again. “Haruka-san, Takane-san— wait, is that weird?” He furrowed his eyebrows. “I’ve literally never really referred to them by name before except ‘Ene’ and ‘Konoha,’ huh.”

Hibiya paused for a few seconds before he took his third attempt.

“Takane-san, Haruk—” He winced and broke off, having bit his own tongue in speech. “Ow, fuck, that hurt.”

“Dude, I swear to god, you’re getting on my nerves,” Hiyori said.

“You said you’ll cut out whatever I mess up on!”

“That wasn’t an invitation, you dumb fuck!”

“Are they performing a comedy skit?” Takane mused as they all watched the two bicker for another few rounds.

“Anyways. Takane-san, Haruka-san, congratulations on your wedding. I think anyone can tell that you two are meant to be together, so it didn’t come as too much of a surprise. I mean, I was surprised because I only found out later after everyone else did because of a certain someone.” At this, he smiled to himself, and Momo could feel her cheeks growing hot.

“But yeah. I hope you guys— wait, Hiyori, what is it that you said?”

“Staying together until the end of time?”

“Yeah, uh, remember to cut that part out. I hope you guys stay together until the end of time. And, uh… Yeah. I hope to visit as soon as possible.”

“Were there technological difficulties?” Marry wondered. “Why are there parts left in the video that were supposed to be cut?”

“Knowing Hiyori, she probably did this on purpose,” Ayano laughed.

The video, to their surprise, didn’t end there. In the video, Hibiya leaned back in the couch and let out a long breath as he covered his face with his hands.

“That was terrible,” he said. “Should I redo that?”

“Why?” Hiyori asked. “What’s wrong with it?”

“I was so awkward! I literally didn’t know what to say! Oh my god, I look like an absolute loser.”

“You are a loser.”

“Wow, thanks, but seriously, they’re gonna laugh at me. And Momo’s gonna think I’m so stupid.”

At the mention of her own name, Momo’s heart skipped a beat. She stared at the Hibiya from within the screen; why did he talk about her specifically, after mentioning everyone else?

“Relax,” said Hiyori. “Besides, that’s more like you, isn’t it? Seriously, I don’t understand why people think you’re cool and shit.”

“Because I try,” said Hibiya, rolling his eyes. “God, if they see how much of a child I actually am, I’m going to lose my shit.”

The video ended there, and after a stunned silence, Takane and Kano burst into laughter, while everyone stared at each other, bewildered.

“What did I just watch?” Kano wheezed, struggling to speak in between bursts of laughter. “That was amazing.”

“Perfect blackmail material, if you ask me,” Takane laughed. “Hiyori’s a fucking natural, if you ask me.”

Momo, however, paid little attention to the chaos unfolding in front of her, for her mind reeled as it tried to process what she had just watched. What was she thinking when she believed Hibiya was now too mature and too different from what she was used to? Clearly, he hadn’t changed, and Momo giggled to herself as she thought about this new information.

At his core, he was still Hibiya, and she truly loved him for that.

Shuuya Kano

09.09.AE 11:30 AM
tell me the truth.

?? what’s up

are you in love with hibiya amamiya

hey leaving me on read isn’t gonna work

you know how it is

momo kisaragi answer my question

or i will just assume that your silence is confirmation

im literally shaking rn

aw why, i’m not that threatening 😃

iajfpoaisopfpaoi

come on kisaragi-chan you gotta tell me

FINE

fine

yes.

I KNEW IT

AYYYYYYY LETS GOOOO

what is this celebration

your brother owes me 15 bucks

WHAT DID YOU JSUT SAY ????????

momo ʕ •̀ ω •́ ʔ
@momokisaragi

oh no.

11:45 AM · Sep 9, 20AE


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Shintaro Kisaragi

09.09.AE 1:00 PM
WHAT

oh no

WHAT DID KANO JUST TEXT ME

MOMO

EXPLAIN YOURSELF

help its my overprotective older brother

NO

BUT WTF

YOU AND THAT BRAT???

he’s not a brat!

Now you’re defending him

Oh my god

Kano wasn’t joking huh

There’s no way I’d lose those 15 bucks, I thought

I was wrong.

it’s not like we’re dating or anything

also what are you gonna do, control my life?

No Im just

Surprised.

Gdi now I have to Venmo the cocky bastard 15 bucks

uhhhhh sorry ig?? :/

Ayano Tateyama

09.10.AE 8:29 PM
how come you never told me about hibiya-kun??

oh no

MOMO-CHAN

aren’t we friends?? 🥺 🥺 🥺

IM SORRY

YES BUT

if i told you you would’ve told my brother

and that’s never a good idea

also you might tell kano which is even worse

logically speaking you’re right

but emotionally IM ANGRY 😡 😡

how could you hide something so important from me !!!

tell me everything !!!

Takane Enomoto

09.11.AE 9:31 AM
soooooooooo

you and hibiya huh

WHY

i guess i’m not the only one who has texted you about this news huh

well

who’d you hear it from

kano

oh

yeah makes sense

but anyways i always knew there was something going on between the two of you

there hasn’t been anything going on !!!

i dont know about that one

the way he looked at you the last time we were all together in person

and the way you looked at him when we watched that video at my wedding

sheeeeeeeeesh

ASDIFAPSIFJAPSFIO

i want to perish

s’all okay dude

face your feelings

yes before you say anything i am aware that nobody wants to hear that from me because i have no credibility

but hey now i’ve learned

so don’t worry about it

thanks i guess :/

Hibiya Amamiya

09.19.AE 9:55 AM
Hiyori’s been reeeeaaally smiley these days and it’s almost kinda creepy. I don’t know what’s going on. When I ask her, she just grins in this overly saturated way and says that I’ll find out one day. It’s almost unsettling.

09.21.AE 10:02 AM
Oh wow, that’s really weird. No idea what’s going on there, ahaha…

Tsubomi Kido

09.22.AE 10:22 AM
omg i’m literally gonna cry

[ screenshot. jpg ]

this is absolutely terrifying

man… kano really went all out this time

HE REALLY DID

he definitely told hiyori-chan

omg im literally gonna hyperventilate

this is no bueno for me

trust

kano’s an asshole but he still has some humanity and goodness in his heart

he would never tell hibiya straight up

and neither will any of us

your secret is safe with us

and if he decides to abandon humanity

i will beat his ass

for both you and me

leader omg 🥺 🥺 🥺

momo ʕ •̀ ω •́ ʔ
@momokisaragi

Life really is a mess but it’s definitely gonna be alright! Hopefully something that even this invincible spell can’t defend against won’t happen…

3:54 PM · Sep 29, 20AE


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Hibiya Amamiya

10.01.AE 9:55 AM
Hey, I saw your tweet — are you doing okay?

10.02.AE 10:25 PM
Yeah I’m doing fine! Don’t worry about it.

10.03.AE 12:02 PM
Are you sure? Because if you ever need anything, I’m here for you, okay?

10.05.AE 11:53 AM
Ah, thanks. You really sound like my therapist at times — not that that’s a bad thing! I’m glad you care about me! But you really do say things that seem to make you older than you actually are.

10.07.AE 5:24 PM
Well, I AM hoping to study psychology in the future, so I’ll take it as a compliment. As for my words making me sound older than I actually am… I guess I try, so I’ll take that as a compliment as well.

10.10.AE 9:39 PM
To me, you’ll forever be that kid I met in the scorching summer heat, bickering with me as I entangle you in my matters. And I like the old Hibiya just as much as I like the new Hibiya.

Chapter Text

Hibiya Amamiya

04.06.AF 8:20AM
Hey. I’m about to start my last year in high school. It’s a little scary, thinking about all the work I have to do this year — I’ll be even busier with studying for exams and preparing for college, so who knows how much free time I’ll be able to have. I’ll try to text as often as possible, but with how it’s looking so far, I don’t know how things are gonna go… Just wanted to apologize for future occasions where I don’t reply for longer periods of time or if I can’t talk much. I’m sorry.

04.07.AF 5:03PM
Omg don’t be sorry!!!! It’s okay!! I understand. Even though I’ve never been good at studying AT ALL, I was still really busy around senior year, and that didn’t just apply to my idol career. Good luck!!! I’ll be cheering you on. I know you can do it.

04.12.AF 2:06PM
Thanks for understanding. I hope that I won’t have to compromise more of my free time in the future once I get into college. I hope that by then, I’d be able to do more of the things I enjoy doing, explore a new environment, and spend more time with the people I love.

How have you been, though? I hope you’re doing well. I saw your new role in that recent hit TV show — Hiyori’s pretty obsessed with it.

04.14.AF 5:03PM
I’m doing okay. I’ve been working a lot the last few months, so right now I have more of a break. I might be taking a muuuuuuuuuch longer break from work in the future… But anyways! I’m actually going to Disneyland with Marry-chan, Seto-san, and Kano-san the day after tomorrow! Tsubomi couldn’t come with us because she’s busy :( I’m pretty excited! I haven’t been to Disney in a while, since I never had the time or the friends LMAO

Marry Kozakura

04.15.AF 2:06PM
we’re meeting at your place before we go to disney right?

yep! (o˘◡˘o) seto has to go check in at the flower shop in the morning but he’ll be back before we leave

he says kano’s going to be late again anyways ( ´ ▿ ` )

i bet seto-san’s bringing u flowers

eh— (⁄ ⁄>⁄ ▽ ⁄<⁄ ⁄)

you guys are so cute ashg;asfjdklasflk;

thanks hehe you and hibiya-kun are cute too (´꒳`)♡

MARRY— we’re not dating

yet ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

hjgasjfiopofijapfjpi

kano also said that it’d be better if hibiya came on the trip instead of him because it’d be a double date!

iajiopfjipaefi

why aren’t you guys dating yet, anyways?

it’s not as simple as that lmao

you’re lucky that everything was super straightforward between you and seto-san

i’ve been worried about our physical distance and age gap and all that

age gap? (ᓀ . ᓀ)

ok well you guys are different lmao

idk im scared that we won’t be able to relate to each other

or if he thinks im too old

you’re only 3 years apart

if seto and i are happy together then i’m sure your 3 year age gap won’t be a problem!

sometimes i envy you guys

you guys seem so happy together

it’s clear that seto-san loves you a lot

really, i’m so thankful for him

he has no idea how much i love him but he always argues that he loves me more when i say that

brb crying omg

i’m sure everything will go well with hibiya-kun!

tell me more about how it’s going between the two of you!

well, he’s preparing for college rn so he says he’s really busy

i might not be able to talk to him much this year

that just means you’ll be able to talk to him more after all his work!

don’t worry momo-chan! let’s have fun at disney tomorrow (´ ε ` )♡

of course <3 <3

momo ʕ •̀ ω •́ ʔ
@momokisaragi

Disney day with my faves (♡˙︶˙♡)

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Hibiya Amamiya

05.02.AF 2:06PM
My daily routine is now go to school, go to the library to study, go home to study, sleep, then rinse and repeat. This year isn’t looking so fun. I have to do this because I really need to work hard to get that scholarship. My family isn’t wealthy enough to sponsor my college tuition — man, Hiyori really has it easier.

I heard that you’re releasing a photo book soon, though. How’s that going?

05.04.AF 9:31PM
That’s… terrible…. I can’t imagine. I would pass out on the spot, honestly. When I was still in school, I would always get scolded by Mr. Tateyama for being stupid LOL I’d have to stay after school all the time. So you’re really impressive. Although you shouldn’t compare yourself to me HAHA

The photo book is coming along nicely! It’ll be released in two weeks. I’m really happy with how these photos turned out. They’re more of a cozy, at-home vibe, with more natural makeup and everyday outfits. I hope it’ll be well-received.

I’ve been spending more time with the gang these days. We go out for lunch and dinner pretty often. Sometimes it’s just two or three of us hanging out, but recently we actually got seven of us together for a game night at my brother’s apartment! Tsubomi made us dinner and it was like spending time at the base all over again.

05.10.AF 10:56PM
I just had some exams today and I’m pretty exhausted. I’ll let myself take a break from studying too much for today… I’ve been doing okay with humanities, but STEM just isn’t my thing. I’m gonna have to calculate my grades and pray later…

That game night sounds fun; I wish I could participate. I know that the Discord server is still active as ever, and I check it and reply to some messages once in a while, but I could never find the time to have a full conversation or start a game with one of them. My parents are definitely happy that I do a lot of studying instead of playing video games, though. They’ve been beaming recently — even my dad, who’s always strict.

Also, you’ll be receiving a package in the next few days. I sent you some weird snacks from my home town that you might like, since you have such weird taste. Trust me, they’re the same level of weird as that red bean soup flavored soda you like so much. I hope you like it; I know it’s not much, but I don’t know, I saw them the other day and it reminded me of you.

I saw that you’re doing a handshake event tomorrow. Good luck.

Shintaro Kisaragi

Yesterday 10:15 PM
hey

life counseling

Oh god Im not into that

what

Nvm

?

oh

ew what the fuck is wrong with you

What do you want

Just get on with it

how did you confess to ayano-chan?

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Why are you asking this all of a sudden

just tell me

Are you thinking about confessing to the brat

JUST TELL ME OMG

Well… I thought I told you

It was 8/15 four years ago and we visited school

We started talking about what had happened all those years

I apologized to her for how badly I treated her

But she told me that she never regretted meeting me

And I just felt like I had to tell her because I couldn’t lose her again

We went to the rooftop and she said that even though she already made up her mind about saving everyone, she regretted not being able to be with me

And I just asked her out ig

It was nothing too extraordinary

how did you find the courage

The moment just felt right ig

And I really didn’t want to lose her ever again

I knew I had to tell her bc after all that happened I can’t just let myself regret it for the rest of my life

I just couldn’t keep it a secret anymore

did you ever think that you weren’t good enough

or be worried that she wouldn’t like you back

or get scared that she never looked at you in that way before and that you’re the only one who’s feeling this way

Obviously, just look at me

It’s still a miracle that she reciprocates my feelings honestly

I’ve thought all of those things before and tbh it still bothers me at times

It’s normal so dont be too hard on yourself

so it’s not just me…

Nah he’s probably worrying about the same things as you

Just follow your heart

Also are you still thinking about doing the thing

what thing

You know, the thing that’ll create utter chaos in the world

oh

i haven’t decided yet

it’s a big risk and i don’t know if i’m brave enough

what do you think i should do

I can’t decide for you but I think that if that’s what you want, then you shouldn’t let anything stop you

Follow you heart yknow

wow when did you start being nice

Hey shut up

You asked for my advice

okok well i guess i’ll think about it for a bit longer

Hibiya Amamiya

07.20.AF 4:09PM
Everyone’s out on summer vacation, but I don’t have time for that. I don’t know how I feel about it. Hiyori’s visiting Tokyo in a few days, I think, and she asked if I wanted to go, but I couldn’t. I really wanted to, but I’ve been so exhausted these days. Summer could be a good opportunity for me to get some proper sleep.

07.25.AF 3:02PM
I hope you get some rest!! You sound really tired… Don’t sacrifice your health for studying. Please. I mean, I wouldn’t, but then again, we can tell from my grades LOL

Hiyori hung out with us a few days ago! It was super fun. We went shopping! We’ve been planning a girls’ night for a while now but Hiyori couldn’t make it, since she’d be going back before then. It’s really a bummer :(

(。•̀ᴗ-)✧

Ayano Tateyama
are we ready for girls night??
Ene
hell yeah
Ayano Tateyama
im cooking and baking for us
Ene
HELL YEAH
Ayano Tateyama
everyone’s good with dinner at 7pm right?
Tsubomi Kido
yes
Marry Kozakura
yep hehe
I’ll try to be there on time HAHA
Ene
don’t be like kano
Tsubomi Kido
we don’t speak of his name here
Ene
oh?
huh?
Ayano Tateyama
why?
Marry Kozakura
did you guys fight again? :(
Tsubomi Kido
let’s just move on from this topic
we’ll be asking you about this later
Ene
agreed

“So what happened between you and Kano-san?”

Kido’s expression darkened as soon as she heard Momo’s question, stabbing her strawberry shortcake with her fork. Beside her, Marry flinched, while Takane raised an eyebrow.

“He pisses me off,” Kido said through gritted teeth. “I don’t want to speak to him ever again.”

“Not a very realistic goal, but okay,” said Takane. “There’s gotta be a reason. What’d the bastard do this time?”

Kido stayed silent as she gathered her thoughts. “He… kept saying ambiguous things. He’s been like this for ages. He keeps joking about how it was hard for him not to fall in love with me or some shit, and I hated it. That bastard, he definitely knows that I love him, but he kept joking about reciprocating my feelings. I’m done with all this.”

“That’s the first time I’ve heard Leader admit that she’s in love with Kano,” said Takane wide-eyed. “This is revolutionary.”

Kido shrugged. “Let’s not pretend that you guys didn’t already know,” she said, sighing. “Point is, he treats my feelings like a joke. I’m fine with him not liking me back. I’ve accepted it already, at this point. I just don’t want him to joke about liking me back but not actually reciprocating my feelings. It’s stupid.”

“How do you know it was a joke?” Marry asked.

“Please, this isn’t the first day any of us has met Kano,” said Kido. “We all know what he’s like. His goddamn tone and that stupid ass smile on his face, it all gives it away.”


Shuuya Kano

08.05.AF7:30PM
Have you seen Kido? I… I really need to talk to her. I messed up. Sorry. I know you guys are hanging out and all, but I’m near Aya-nee’s house, if she’s there.

“Why would Shuuya joke about something like that?” Ayano asked. “Really, this is crossing the line!”

“Because Leader would never confess to him,” said Takane. “So I guess he thought it was okay.”

“I confessed to him.”

Momo turned her head to look at Kido so violently that she almost got whiplash. The girls stared at their leader, whose cheeks had turned pink by now. For minutes, nobody said anything, shocked at what they just heard.

“Someone, please say something,” said Kido, pulling her hood over her head in an attempt to hide her face.

“Ayo, what the fuck?” Takane burst out. “Wait, what happened?”

“Oh, my god,” said Momo, eyes wide. “No way.”

“Tsubomi!” Ayano yelled. “What did you say to him?”

“Tell us what happened!” Marry said excitedly.

“Calm down,” Kido said, her blush deepening. “It’s really not a big deal.”

“Not a big deal?” Momo yelled. “What do you mean, ‘not a big deal?’ You can’t just say that!”

“Well… It was really just a spur of the moment thing,” said Kido, looking away. “He went too far with his jokes, and I couldn’t take it anymore. Out of rage, I just said that… that I was an idiot for falling in love with him.”

Momo and Ayano squealed in delight at Kido’s words, while Takane whistled and Marry looked at her with wide eyes.

“What did he say?” Marry asked.

“Nothing, I… I stormed off. Haven’t contacted him since.”

“Well, you gotta hear his response,” said Takane. “He’s gotta respond to you somehow.”

Kido groaned. “He’s not gonna take me seriously. I’m done. I don’t want him to break my heart. I’m good. I—”

The doorbell sounded, interrupting Kido’s words. Ayano stood up to open the door, and Kido buried her head in her hands.

“You don’t know for sure that he’ll do that,” said Momo. “You’ve gotta try, you know.”

“I don’t know about that one…”

“Hey, on the bright side, it can’t get any worse than this,” said Takane. “Seriously. You gotta at least hear him out.”

“I’m back,” said Ayano, returning to the room. “I have a guest.”

“Hey, uh… Can I talk to Kido for a bit?”

That familiar voice… Could it be? Sure enough, it was Kano, standing awkwardly in the Tateyama living room. His gaze didn’t have its usual air of mischief to them; rather, he looked nervous, almost uncertain, so unfitting to his character. At the sight of him, Kido’s face flushed red, and if it wasn’t for Momo and Takane, who pinned her down in her seat, she would have tried to escape.

“She’s all yours!” Ayano chirped as she dragged Kido out of her seat and pushed her towards him. “You guys can talk in your old room!”

As the pair left, Ayano turned to the girls excitedly. “I didn’t expect Shuuya to show up all of a sudden! I wonder why he’s here? And how he knew to come at such a good timing!”

Momo looked nervously at her phone. Whoops, she was in major trouble. “Yeah, about that… I, uh, texted Kano-san that he should probably come here. And talk to her.”

“For real?” Takane raised an eyebrow. “She’s gonna kill you. And you know that she can kill with her eyes.”

“Ah, Leader’s gonna be so mad at me later,” Momo wailed. “But Kano-san seemed like he wanted to explain things, so I told him we were here…”

“I believe in Shuuya,” said Ayano. “I think he really has something important to say.”

As the four girls chatted amongst themselves, they couldn’t help but take glances towards the hallway, where Kido and Kano were having a conversation they were dying to eavesdrop on. Finally, when the two returned, Momo noticed how Kido’s eyes were a little red and Kano was smiling more naturally than she had ever seen.

“Well, I’m going to leave you guys to yourselves now,” said Kano. He took Kido’s hand and gave it a reassuring squeeze. “See you soon, Tsubomi.”

And with that, he left, leaving the girls to scream in excitement amongst themselves.

“Holy shit,” Momo yelled. “‘Tsubomi?’ ‘Tsubomi?’ He called you ‘Tsubomi?’”

“I-It’s nothing,” said Kido, feigning calmness as she sat down. “That’s my name, you know, and it’s not like he hasn’t called me that before…”

“He took your hand, though?” Ayano screamed. “Oh, my god, Tsubomi, what did he say earlier?”

Kido pulled her hood over her head once again, unable to meet their excited gazes. “He, um… He told me that he felt the same way.”

The room erupted into a frenzy of emotions, with the girls screaming and squealing endlessly. The blush on Kido’s face grew redder and redder as she sank into her chair in disbelief, wondering if it was all a dream or not.

“I’m so happy for you!” Momo screamed. “This is amazing! We should celebrate!”

“Before that, we need to address how you texted Kano to come here,” said Kido, staring at Momo, who immediately shut up.

“I’m sorry, Leader, but I just… Kano-san was asking about you and he sounded like he wanted to apologize so I told him that you were here…”

“I’m not mad,” Kido said, sighing. “I just think that it’s amusing how you’re so daring when it comes to other people’s romances but not your own.”

Immediately, all eyes focused on Momo, whose face heated up at the thought of a certain member of their group.

“She’s not wrong,” said Takane. “It’s been like, what, two years? And you’ve had, like, zero progress?”

“Hey, you can’t say that!” Momo pouted.

Takane rolled her eyes. “Okay, but I was basically dead for, like, two years and he was amnesic, so I couldn’t do anything even if I wanted to. That doesn’t count.”

“I don’t know,” Momo said, looking away from her friends. “I’m just… scared.”

“You’re Momo Kisaragi,” said Takane. “Anyone would go mad if you confessed to them. The kid’s lucky to have you.”

But the world’s in love with “Top Idol Momo Kisaragi,” not me.

“You’re amazing, Momo-chan,” Marry said, grabbing onto her arm.“You’re so pretty and so nice and just so much fun to be around! You’re so cool!”

But nobody knows just how insecure I really am, how little confidence I actually have, how much of a mess I can be when I start crying in the middle of the night.

“We believe in you, the same way you’ve believed in us,” said Kido. “You’ve helped us a lot, and without a doubt, we’ll be there for you.”

Nobody… except him.

“What are you scared of?” Ayano asked softly.

For a second, she wasn’t quite sure. Rejection? The possibility that things would get awkward? That they could never be friends again? If this were a test, she’d probably pick D, all of the above. But she was never good at taking tests, and she never really thought outside of the box, so perhaps the right answer was always hidden from her. Maybe it was E, none of the above.

Maybe it was time for her to take risks.

“I’ve decided,” Momo said. Her voice was quiet yet resolute, just like her decisions.

“What is it?” Marry asked.

“I’m going to confess to him the next time I see him.”


On August 14, 20AF, at 23:39, KASHIWA TALENT AGENCY wrote:

Best of luck to you, Momo-chan.

| On August 12, 20AF, at 11:38 PM, Momo Kisaragi wrote:

| Yes. I’ve made up my mind and I’m ready to take on the future, whatever it brings.

| | On August 9, 20AF, at 23:31, KASHIWA TALENT AGENCY wrote:

| | The details have been attached below. Please read it over and let us know if there’s anything you need.

| | Are you sure about this decision?

| | < attachment . pdf >

Kashiwa Talent Agency
@kashiwatalent

A notice regarding the future of idol Momo Kisaragi. As of today, August 15, 20AF, Momo Kisaragi will graduate from her idol career. Her graduation concert will be held on October 10, 20AF. This will not be the end of her public life, and she will continue to be present in fans’ lives. Thank you all for your continued support.

12:45 PM · Aug 15, 20AF


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fuwa loves momo
@fuwafuwapancake

THERE’S NO FUCKING WAY AOIJFOPAISJFOIPAOSPI #KisaragiEffect

12:47 PM · Aug 15, 20AF


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rose !
@baranochikai

HEY TWITTER WHAT DID I JSUT READ???? #KisaragiEffect

12:51 PM · Aug 15, 20AF


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joker
@kirbywithgun

okay yall enough with the jokes this isn’t april fools day this is a dream right? right????????????? #KisaragiEffect

1:50 PM · Aug 15, 20AF


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taroumaru
@marumarutarou

yeah no, this ain’t it. not today satan #KisaragiEffect

2:19 PM · Aug 15, 20AF


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Ayano Tateyama

08.15.AF 2:23PM
MOMO-CHAN WHAT

Shuuya Kano

08.15.AF 2:35PM
Sorry what? - Tsubomi

I have the same question 😃

Ene

08.15.AF 2:50PM
ayo what the fuck?

Marry Kozakura

08.15.AF 3:08PM
momo-chan you’re not gonna be an idol anymore???

Hiyori Asahina

08.15.AF 4:01PM
WAIT WHAT WHATS GOING ON???????????????

Shintaro Kisaragi

08.15.AF 5:00PM
Oh man, you really did it

i still can’t believe it

The media is going wild

i know

and so is the internet

i know…

i’ve been getting so many texts from everyone too

Oh right you didn’t tell anyone huh

i was kinda scared of their reaction tbh

Its your decision, they’ll support it one way or another

hiyori texted me too so hibiya-kun must know as well…

He better not think you did this for him or something

he’s not that kind of person!

He better not be lol

i don’t think i’ll be able to leave the house for a while

at least until the media calms down

Well that’s probably gonna take a while

it’ll be worth it tho

this is… one of the first few things i’ve decided to do myself

Hibiya Amamiya

08.15.AF 5:15PM
I’m sure everyone has been asking you about the news already, but… I have a lot of questions, too.

i know you do 😅

Oh you’re online

Tell me about happened??

well… i quit being an idol LOL

I figured LOL but why?

Did something happen?

It’s kind of a long story. But um, I started out as an idol because I wanted the attention. I know that sounds bad, but… you know how it is.

Yeah, I understand

But now, I feel less insecure and I want a fresh start. Although I liked being an idol, I just didn’t feel like myself. I felt like I was putting on a smile for my audience, even during times I didn’t want to smile. It was more like I was playing the top idol Momo Kisaragi they liked instead of being myself. And I want to finally try to be my true self from now on.

I’ve been wanting to share more of myself to the world. What my life really is like. Who I really am.

If that’s what you want to do, then I think it’s worth a shot.

Just do whatever makes you happy

I was pretty worried that you would think that I’m crazy

No not at all

I was definitely surprised bc like who wakes up to the headline of TOP IDOL MOMO KISARAGI IS GRADUATING lmao

But I think everything you said definitely make sense

And if they make you happy, ill support all your decisions

momo ʕ •̀ ω •́ ʔ
@momokisaragi

Thank you to everyone who has supported me so far — really, words cannot describe how happy I am. In a few months, I will be opening up a YouTube channel, where I will be uploading videos to record my life! I hope that this way, you guys will be able to see a more realistic version of me.

12:30 PM · Sep 16, 20AF


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momo ʕ •̀ ω •́ ʔ
@momokisaragi

To everyone who attended my graduation concert, thank you for everything. This is in no way a goodbye, and I hope to see everyone again.

3:01 PM · Oct 16, 20AF


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Hiyori Asahina

10.20.AF 1:04PM
momo-san! what r u doing on 11/4?

i think i’m going shopping with tsubomi, kano-san and seto-san. why?

oh just asking! don’t worry about it!

? okay i guess LOL

Hibiya Amamiya

11.04.AF 12:00AM
Happy birthday, Hibiya-kun. You’re… 18. It’s been so many years since we first met. I really can’t believe it. I have a lot to say, and I don’t think I can write everything in a text, so I think I’ll save it for when I see you next. I wish the best for you.

She’s imagined their rencounter a countless amount of times, in multiple scenarios and variations in her daydreams. She’s fantasized about traveling to his home town and surprising him, snickering mischievously at his shock, about staging a casual run-in at wherever he would be going next for college, feigning surprise as their eyes meet, about many more scenarios that she mapped out in her head as she planned them for perfection.

But never once did she expect him to show up out of the blue in front of the Hachiko statue at Shibuya Station, casually looking around at the city he arrived so suddenly at. Even at a distance, in the midst of the sea of people, his appearance caught her eye, and she wasn’t able to look away. What, did Drawing Eyes move on to him now?

Beside her, Kido, Seto and Kano seemed to follow her gaze — she could see Kano’s grin widen from the corner of her eye, and oh, god, she wanted to just crawl into a hole and perish as she thought about what Kano could do (the absolute power he held in his 5’8’’ body—)

“Hey, isn’t that—”

Kano surely didn’t disappoint, because he would have yelled loud enough for the entire Hachiko Exit area to hear him if Seto hadn’t slapped his palm over his mouth just in time. Kido gave him a deathly glare that made Momo momentarily forget about the destruction Kano could have caused and instead worry about his safety.

“I think we’re gonna get going,” said Kido to Momo. “Seto, you have to meet Marry at the flower shop, right?”

“Y-Yeah!” Seto stuttered. “Sorry, Kisaragi-san, but we’ll see you around!”

Momo could only slowly wave as the trio took their leave, with Kano still mumbling some protests against his breath. They weren’t being subtle at all about wanting her to face this herself, but she silently thanked her friends as she closed the distance between her and the boy standing in front of the Hachiko statue.

He wasn’t as much of a boy anymore, was he? — That’s right, today was his 18th birthday. He’s changed a lot since the last time she saw him, 3 and a half years ago at her own 18th birthday party. He’s grown quite a bit in height, standing at a little less than Seto’s 5’10’’ stature, and just like the video from last summer had shown, his features have matured quite well, losing some of the boyishness in his childhood.

When he spotted her, he seemed just as surprised as she was. Eyes wide, he stared at her as she stopped right in front of him; for a few seconds, they stared at each other, wondering if this was just another one of their daydreams.

“What are you doing here?”

His voice had gotten deeper, making Momo’s heart flutter like butterflies in springtime. Doing her best to keep the heat from flooding to her face, she put all of her acting skills from her career into this conversation: “Shouldn’t I be the one asking you that? How are you in Shibuya? In Tokyo? What about school?”

He seemed surprised to hear her speak, and immediately, he pinched his own cheek. He winced at the pain, and after that pain subsided, he looked at her again. “So this really isn’t a dream…”

Momo couldn’t help but laugh. “It’s not! I should be the one who’s more surprised to see you, though. It’s not everyday that you just randomly show up in the city.”

“Well,” Hibiya sighs. “It’s school related business, but I’m done with that now, so I was just… Hanging out, I guess. I got here early morning, and I leave around 9 at night. I was wondering if I should text you, but I didn’t know if you were busy or not, and it would be really spontaneous, too, and I don’t know if that’s okay or not…”

“I guess we met up one way or another,” Momo laughed. “Do you have any plans afterwards?”

“Not really. Do you?”

“I was out with Tsubomi, Seto-san, and Kano-san, but they just left, so I guess I don’t anymore.”

“In that case…” Hibiya looks away for a few seconds as a faint blush tints his cheeks. “It’s almost dinnertime. Do you want to eat together? Maybe? If you want? No pressure.”

It took all of Momo’s willpower not to throw herself at him with a hug, and all she could think was he’s so cute. “Of course! I haven’t seen you in so long!”

“I’ve missed you.”

Her heart skipped a beat as her mind registered his words, and she recalled the decision she made in the summer. But this was too sudden, and she didn’t make any preparations at all — she envied those who had the courage to declare their love loud and proud. Even so, she could afford to be a little bit honest, just a little bit—

“I’ve missed you, too.”


It only occurred to Momo when they sat down at dinner that the two of them had never spent time alone before. Although they’ve been texting back and forth for six years now, the times they saw each other in person were few in number, and this would be the first time they were by themselves. The mere minutes they spent walking to the convenience store on her 18th birthday didn’t count — that wasn’t enough for her.

Time passed too quickly for her to keep track; one moment they were thirteen and sixteen and stuck in a never-ending tragedy, and in a matter of what seemed like seconds, they were now eighteen and twenty-one, adventuring into the adult world. What kind of person did Hibiya Amamiya grow up into? She was dying to find out.

“What’s wrong?”

Hibiya’s voice brought her back to reality; she didn’t realize she had been staring at him until she noticed his amused expression. Quickly, she retracted her gaze and focused on the scenery outside the window.

“Nothing,” she said, laughing the awkwardness away. “I just… still can’t believe you’re here.”

“You’ve been saying that for thirty minutes now,” Hibiya chuckled. Raising his glass, he took a gulp of iced water, and even the slight movement of his throat made her cheeks burn.

“It’s just… really sudden, you know? You could’ve told me.”

“I figured you were busy, considering the aftermath of the Kisaragi Effect,” Hibiya shrugged.

Momo couldn’t help but laugh. “Kisaragi Effect? There’s a name for it?”

“Yeah, it’s all over the news, you know. I’ve been seeing it everywhere.”

“I didn’t know you cared about me so much.”

Momo surprised herself with her boldness, the sweet, teasing way her voice suddenly became. Across from her, Hibiya’s face burned red; thankfully, their dinner arrived at that second, saving them from further awkwardness.

“You just turned eighteen today, huh?” Momo mused. “You’re a legal adult now.”

“It’s still sinking in. Really, I don’t feel too different from my ordinary self.”

“It’s what you’ve always wanted, isn’t it? To be an adult,” Momo laughed. “Really, I never quite understood. I just wanted to stay a teenager forever.” So I could stay closer to you.

“There’s been a lot of things I looked forward to in adulthood. I wanted… more freedom to really do what I want to do. It’s really hard when you’re confined to a small town, you know.”

“Well, when you visit Tokyo, you’ll always have me!” Momo smiled proudly. “I’ll be your tour guide! Just let me know whenever you need anything.”

“In that case… do you want to walk around a little more after dinner?”

The invitation came more boldly than she expected, and all she could do was try to keep the blush from her face and nod, hiding her embarrassment behind a smile. After their meal, they walked around aimlessly, talking about their experiences and feelings; somehow, this moment made Momo happier than ever, and she quickly realized that it was because he was with her.

“Ah, this park…”

They turned the corner and came about a familiar landmark. Instantly, Momo was reminded of their day together six years ago, when she did everything she could to cheer him up. Ah, how nostalgic — they were so young, so unaware of how things would turn out in the future.

“It’s where you cheered me up,” Hibiya said with a reminiscent smile. “You used your ability and collapsed afterwards from exhaustion.”

That happened, didn’t it? She remembered how much she wanted him to smile again; her song “Otsukimi Recital” expressed that clear enough. “Afterwards, you faced the moon and shouted, ‘I’ll do it, just wait and see,’” Momo laughed.

“Man…” Hibiya cringed. “You don’t have to remind me of that.”

“Aw, why?”

“What do you mean, ‘why?’” He sighed. “It’s embarrassing. God, what was I thinking?”

“Well…” She could afford to be a little honest, right? “I always thought you sounded kinda cool.”

“Eh?”

His surprised stare brought the heat back to her face, and she quickly looked away. “A-Anyways, it’s been six years, hasn’t it? I can’t believe I’ve known you for so long.”

“You’re right,” he mused. “Six years… That’s a third of my lifetime.”

For some reason, she felt an inexplicable emotion tugging at her heart; she wanted to cry, but she also wanted to laugh, for she was so happy, no matter how weird that seemed to be to express right now. But she wanted him to know, and he deserved to know, because she loved him so dearly, even if he didn’t feel the same about her—

“I’m happy we met all those years ago. I know it was a mere two days, but it felt like it was much longer than that. And of course, terrible things happened back then, but I think being with everyone made me so much happier.” She shook her head; no, that wasn’t what she wanted to say. “Being with you made me so much happier.”

“I didn’t do anything,” Hibiya said quietly. “You were the one who helped me.”

She shook her head. “Before all this, I lacked confidence in myself, in everything I did, and I really, really hated… a lot of things. I hated waking up every day and feeling like I wasn’t enough, hated the emptiness that filled my heart no matter what I did. But you… you came along and seemed to save me from it all. Not just during that summer day, but all the days following it, you were there for me. You care about me. And I care a lot about you. I’m really glad I met you, Hibiya-kun.”

Hibiya looked surprised, and for a second, she was worried that she had come off too strong with her gratitude. It was weird; why was she getting so emotional all of a sudden? She’s expressed her gratitude before, but in this moment, if she didn’t tell him, if she kept it all to herself, her heart was going to burst from the overflow of emotions. “Ah, I don’t know why I got so serious all of a sudden. Don’t worry about—”

“I love you.”

She must have heard that wrong. It couldn’t be. In some sort of daydream she must be having, she seemed to hear that he returned her feelings. Wide-eyed, she stared at him; there was no way that he, too loved her.

He seemed to only realize the words he just uttered after a minute of shock. Immediately, his face burned as red as their eyes would turn, and he quickly fell to the ground, head in hands.

“Fuck.”

Her heart pounded as she worked to process his words. “W-What’s wrong?” She stammered as she stared at him.

“I fucked up. I fucking fucked up. I’m a fucking idiot, oh my god, how the fuck do you just fuck up on something you’ve been planning for years?” He muttered under his breath. “Goddamn it, Marry, reset the timeline or actually, let’s just call up that psychotic snake from the void and end me, please.”

“Hibiya-kun—”

“This was supposed to be an elaborate confession, something romantic that I know you’d like, but nooooo, I just had to blurt it out like a fucking child.”

“It’s…not really a problem…”

“What do you mean it’s not a problem?” He stood back up, and Momo could clearly see the frustration in his eyes. “I was ready to set myself up so that even when I get rejected, I won’t feel too devastated about it and then we won’t be too awkward. But now… Goddamn it, why did I do that? I can’t even—”

“Hibiya!”

It was the first time she said his name, sans honorifics, and that seemed to stop Hibiya’s stressing. She bit her lip, heart beating wildly as she worked up the courage; oh god, she was going to say it, wasn’t she?

“It’s not a problem,” she said, suppressing the shaking of her voice. “I don’t really mind. In fact, it makes me really happy, because… Because I love you too.”

She was too afraid to look into his eyes, but even with her averted gaze, she knew that he was staring straight at her. She never knew that her heartbeat could be this quick; even before her concerts, she was nervous, but never this nervous.

“You’re… serious?”

“Why would I lie about something like this?”

“I don’t know,” Hibiya ran a hand through his hair nervously. “You’re Momo Kisaragi, and I’m… me. I don’t want you to, I don’t know, feel obligated to reciprocate, either.”

She inched closer to him, step by step. “I’ve loved you for the last two years,” she said, reaching out her hand to his. Their fingertips brushed past each other, and she finally got the courage to look into his eyes. “I love you because you’re you, and I don’t want anyone else.”

He took her hand into his, and as their fingers intertwined, he pulled her closer. Nervously, cautiously, she rested her head on his chest, and he smoothed out her hair softly.

“I still can’t believe this is happening,” Hibiya said, letting out a shaky breath. “If this is a dream, then I don’t want to wake up.”

“It’s real.” Momo finds herself wrapping her arms around him; she could feel him tense up at her touch.

“Well, at least I hope it’s real.”

“I really can’t believe that you love me back,” said Momo. “I thought I was the only one.”

At this, Hibiya laughed. “You? You thought your feelings were unrequited? Come on, idiot, I was so worried that I was being way too obvious and that I was making you uncomfortable.”

“No way!” Momo’s cheeks puffed into a pout as she looked at him, confused. “I was so worried! I was so worried that you’d think I was too old or something.”

“Momo, you’re twenty-one,” he said, trying to bite back a laugh. “You’re anything but old. Besides, I was worried that you only thought of me as a younger brother or another random kid.”

“Definitely not. You’re… special.”

He paused, letting the thought sink in, and he pulls away slightly, a serious expression on his face. “I was going to discuss something with you,” Hibiya said slowly. “I’ve applied for universities in Tokyo. If I can get in, I’ll be able to stay by your side. And if I don’t get in… I won’t be able to be here with you, and I think you deserve better. Regardless of the result, I’ll be very busy the next few months so that I can study hard, hard enough for me to have a chance, because I want a future with you.”

Another four months until college decisions are released. Four months, where she’d want to be with him so bad, but she wouldn’t be able to. She’d live with the knowledge that he, too, loved her, and that mere fact made her heart ache from how close, yet how far away he would be. Four months… That seemed like a long time.

“If it’s too much, I completely understand, but if you’re willing… Would you wait for me?”

It seems like a long time… But love made her braver, stronger than she thought she was, and she was willing to take risks with him.

“Yes,” she breathed. “I’ll wait for you.”

Hibiya stared at her, as if he didn’t expect this response from her. “Really?” He asked, trying to stop his voice from shaking. “Are you sure? I’ll try to talk to you every day, but some days, I might be so tired that I just fall asleep or can’t hold a proper conversation.”

“Yeah,” Momo said, nodding. “I just want to be with you, you know. I’ve already waited two years, so another four months is nothing.”

“I’m… so glad to hear that.”

“I have so many questions for you. You seemed so… mature and serious in your texts, but really, you haven’t changed a bit. You’re still the Hibiya I know.”

At this, Hibiya seemed a little embarrassed. “I didn’t want to seem too childish, you know. I just wanted to be all cool and attractive so that you wouldn’t look at me like a younger brother. I just wanted you to see the best version of myself. So I just tried really hard to seem really mature.”

“You really are an idiot,” Momo said, smiling to herself. “I love you. So much.”

“I love you, too,” he said, pulling her back in for a hug. “I can’t wait for the next time I see you.”

“Let’s meet again, in Tokyo.”

(。•̀ᴗ-)✧

i did it.
Tsubomi Kido
no way
Marry Kozakura
what happened?
i confessed to hibiya.
Ayano Tateyama
omg???
Hiyori Asahina
HOLY SHIT
HELLO WHAT
AISJFOIDPASJFIOAPSFPAWOIEP
ahhhh i still can’t believe it!!!
Ene
what did he say????
well technically he confessed first
Hiyori Asahina
OMG
Ayano Tateyama
so you guys are dating now??
yeah kind of
Tsubomi Kido
wdym kind of?
he’s studying for college entrance exams rn and he’s trying to get into universities in Tokyo
so he’s gonna be really busy until results come out
he asked me if I was okay with that and I said I’ll wait for him
Hiyori Asahina
HSDJOIAJPISDHFOIAJFOIAJPF
Marry Kozakura
is hiyori-chan okay?
Hiyori Asahina
IM SHAKIGN RN yOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY YEARS I HAVE WAITED FOR THIS
Ene
lmfao why are you getting so excited
Hiyori Asahina
DUDE
HE’S BEEN WANTING TO DO THIS FOR LITERAL FUCKING YEARS
IM SO HAPPY RN
Tsubomi Kido
momo i can’t believe you used to be jealous of her lol
Hiyori Asahina
of me?????
no way
well… you guys are always together yknow :/
Hiyori Asahina
you’re all he talks about
he only has eyes for you
he’s so in love with you, in ways you cannot imagine
you should see the way he freaks out about his relationship with you
🥺 🥺
Ayano Tateyama
my heart is melting omg im so happy for u momo!!!
Tsubomi Kido
absolutely
Marry Kozakura
congrats momo-chan (*¯ ³¯*)♡
Ene
good stuff
thanks everyone 🥰🥰

Hibiya ❤️

11.04.AF 11:11PM
Hey. I’m home. Everything still feels like a dream, but… I just want you to know that I love you.

I love you too 🥰

I’m assuming that you told Hiyori, since she just called me and screamed for like 5 minutes straight.

Ah yeah, I told her in the group chat we have with the girls. She was definitely very emotional haha

The guys also have a group chat. I told them as well. Kind of terrified of what your brother’s gonna say, but oh well.

I still have a lot of questions for you, but you should get some rest. It’s getting late

Yeah. You should sleep soon too.

Yep I will

Okay then good night

❤️

I’ve never used that emoji before lol

good night!! ❤️ ❤️

you’re so cute

you’re cuter

Hibiya ❤️

12.15.AF 02:49AM
Studying’s going smoothly, and test scores for my mock exams are coming back pretty well. I’m sorry I can’t spend Christmas Eve with you in person, but I’ll clear out my schedule so that we can FaceTime. If you want, that is.

Yes!! Of course I want to! So glad that we can. I’ll clear out my schedule too 😚

Hibiya ❤️

01.15.AG 7:45AM
Test in 15 minutes. Very nervous.

01.15.AG 11:50AM
Good luck!!! I hope it went well. Let me know!

01.15.AG 12:30PM
It went okay. I think I did fine. Now it’s all up to fate.

I know you did fine. I believe in you!!

Thanks. I’m still shaking, honestly. I’m at lunch and I can’t even eat properly lmao. I’ll update you on how things go in a second.

momo ʕ •̀ ω •́ ʔ
@momokisaragi

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Hibiya ❤️

02.14.AG 12:00AM
Happy birthday, Momo. In the six years I’ve known you, this is your first birthday where I get to tell you how I really feel. I’ve never been able to be 100% honest with you, because of this big secret I’ve been carrying over the last few years. But now… Everything’s different. I can’t tell you how happy I am to be with you. I wish I was there celebrating with you, but… Maybe, hopefully, in a month or so. For now, all I can tell you is that I wish the best for you. I love you. Happy birthday, may all your wishes come true. I’ll FaceTime you later.

And, of course, happy Valentine's Day.

oh my god I love youuu 🥺🥺 thank you!! I can’t wait to see you again ❤️

Hibiya ❤️

02.25.AG 11:30AM
Just finished secondary tests. I think that went okay. Surprisingly, I’m not as nervous as last time anymore. Now, we wait for results on March 10. My first choice school is Tokyo University, Faculty of Letters.

You’ll get in!!! I believe in you.

“How does anyone oversleep on a day like this?!”

Hurriedly grabbing her phone, keys and purse, Momo rushed out the door, barely having any time to throw on her coat and scarf. Muttering under her breath, she made her way to the station, heels tapping on the ground as her brisk pace quickened. She was an absolute idiot; she knew this would happen, so she set fifteen alarms before she went to bed. But noooooo, she just had to sleep through all of them and wake up with messy hair and dry skin. She barely had time to finish doing her makeup — she’s certain that her eyeliner was somewhat uneven.

On the JR train, she fidgeted with her fingers as she wished the train would go faster. Ever since she lost her ability, she started being able to go outside more normally than before, and now that she wasn’t an idol anymore, she was able to enjoy her time out without being interrupted every few minutes by a fan. Today, she couldn’t afford to be stopped by fans; she had to get to Tokyo University, and she had to check if her heart would finally be able to stay by her side in the city.

She arrived at Tokyo University in a rush, barely making it there at 12:30. Weaving through crowds of happy college-students-to-be, she arrived in front of a huge board filled with numbers, where results were announced.

10085, 10085… Peering nervously at the sea of numbers, she could feel her heartbeat quickening. Her eyes jumped past 10081 and focused on 10089; there was nothing in between.

She felt her stomach sink to the ground. He didn’t get in? She didn’t know what to say; more importantly, she didn’t know what to say to him. He must be devastated; what could she do to help? He had other options, his second and third choices, so it wasn’t like all hope was lost, but she still felt a nervousness that seemed to eat her alive. Sighing, she turned away from the bulletin, letting other anxious students take her place in the crowd.

Just as she left the crowd, someone from behind her took her hand. Immediately, she turned around, surprised at the suddenness. She was just about to yell at the stranger when she realized who it was.

“Hibiya?” Momo exclaimed, shocked that he was here. “You’re here?”

“Of course I am,” he said, laughing. “I’m here to check the results.”

The results. Quickly, Momo mustered up all the positivity she could find within her and focused it in her voice. “It’s okay! You still have two other options to wait for, so let’s just see what happens then! Yeah?”

Hibiya stared at her, furrowing his brows in confusion. He then took a look at the bulletin she was standing in front of, then burst into laughter.

“Why are you laughing?” Momo pouted. “I’m trying to cheer you up!”

“Nothing, nothing,” Hibiya said, shaking his head. “I just think that you should take a look at this.” He pulled out his phone and turned it around for Momo to see.

“‘Entry number 10085, congratulations on your acceptance to Tokyo University, Faculty of Letters,’” Momo read. “‘We will send you your acceptance letter shortly; please follow the instructions included to enroll…’ Wait, does this mean… You got in?”

Hibiya nodded. “You read it yourself, didn’t you?”

“But the bulletin… It didn’t have your number on it…”

“Idiot,” Hibiya said, taking her hand. “You were looking at the wrong bulletin. That one’s for the Faculty of Education.”

“Does that mean… that you get to stay in Tokyo?”

“Yeah.”

“We won’t have to be long distance anymore?”

“Yeah.”

Momo could no longer control her happiness. Throwing her arms around his neck, she pulled him close as she squealed with excitement. Hibiya hugged her back, laughing at her reaction. She was well aware that the people around them were staring, but that didn’t matter; finally, he was close enough to touch, and he’d stay by her side no matter what.

“I love you,” she whispered. “What about you?”

“I love you, too.”