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Sunset Serenade

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Hi. My name is Angus Davies. I just turned 16, and I just finished my GCSEs. It's currently June, 2018. My dad works as a civil engineer and my mum works as a copyright lawyer. My dad recently got a job offer in Japan.. meaning, well, I have to leave everything behind and move to Japan.

My parents had already shipped all of our belongings off to Japan. We just had our suitcases and whatnot packed with clothes, toiletries and the like.

"Angus! We need to go!" Mum shouted up the stairs of the old Victorian house. I laid my fingers on the desk and shouted a half-arsed reply. 

I switched off the light, leaving behind the room I had of amazing memories. I walked with my parents and my brother, Callum, down our road, Ladbroke Grove. I expected to leave without any disturbances, however, when we arrived at Ladbroke Grove station, I saw my friends.

"Liam! Scott! What are you guys doing here?" I asked them, confused.

"Saying goodbye to you, you mong" My mate Liam replied "It's not going to be the same without you if I'm honest, we can't even spend results day together"

Scott chipped in "-and what about your A level choices, Music, Business Studies, IT? How's that gonna go down?"

"If I'm honest, I have no clue. I guess there's not much I can do since the Japanese system is wildly different." I said with a sigh. My face brightened "-but there's one good thing"

"What's that then?" Liam asked, his eyebrow raised in suspicion. I let a devilish smile creep across my face.

"The school I'm going to only changed to co-ed last year from being a girls school... meaning.." I said, my two friends looked at me in suspiscion. "Mad poon my guy" I announced. The three of us laughed together like we always would

"Give us a call later then? Update us on all them peng jap birds you'll be getting with" Scott said

"Will do my man" I fist bumped the both of them and turned to face the station. I pulled the Oyster Card out of my pocket and followed my family onto the tube. One final breath of air from London.

The train ride was, well, boring. Couldn't be fucked. Just didn't want to leave our sweet old nation of England behind, I mean, the fucking World Cup was about to start, and I swear to you, it's coming home this year.

We arrived at the airport, made our way through security, and I just sat there on my phone texting my mates. My mum tried to strike a conversation "don't worry sweetie, you'll make new friends"

I glared at her. I didn't want to admit it but leaving my friends was killing me. I didn't want new friends. I wanted to stay with my old friends because they understood me. Not some random fucking chinkies.

"Cheer the fuck up, wanker." I heard my brother say to me, glaring at me. 

"All your mates fucked off to uni and all you do is smoke weed and masturbate. You're not exactly leaving anything behind shithead." I snapped at him

"Oi you fuckface. Listen-" he was cut off by mum telling us to shut the fuck up

A audio tone played through the airport "May I have your attention please, British Airways flight BA0007 to Haneda is now boarding. Thank you" the lady spoke over the intercom.

My dad picked up his suitcase "I'm sorry we left, I really am" he said to me. I just plugged my headphones in and played my playlist. 'Now Playing: Butterflies (feat. Not3s) - AJ Tracey' 

I boarded the plane and I sat down in the seat I'd be in for the next 13 hours. My dad was on the other side of the aisle, next to me was a girl who seemed slightly older than me. She had her headphones plugged in too. She changed her music and I caught a glimpse of what looked like the album cover to Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon.

"Do you like Pink Floyd then?" I struck conversation with her. She took one of the headphones out of her ear to hear me. "Yeah well. Just this one song. They aren't normally the kind of band I'd listen to"

The two of us talked for ages and really seemed to hit it off. "What's your name by the way?" She asked

"Angus Davies. My parents are moving to Japan so I kinda have to go with them. What's your name?" I politely said

She smiled "I'm Ayase Eli. Or I guess Eli Ayase, depending on which way round you want it to be." She giggled at me

"Oh yeah.. I'm still not too good with the formalities and all that gubbins, I've been learning Japanese for a while since I knew I was coming here eventually." I tried to explain myself

"Don't worry, I'm from Russia so it took a while to get used to all of it. I was actually just there, in Volgograd, which is closer to here than Japan so that's why we're connecting through here. Anyway, what school are you transferring to?" She asked politely, a smile on her face

"she would get it" I thought to myself "she's not quite girlfriend material" I stopped thinking about that "it's called Otonokizaka High School, in Morioh. It just recently became co-ed so I'll probably be the only dude there."

"Yeah I know the place, I go there myself. I'm a third year, I'm even the student council president. Don't worry, there's a few other guys there" she laughed, allowing me to let out a sigh.

"Well it's been awesome to meet you, Davies-San" she said to me.

"You too, Ayase-Senpai" I replied. "And could you possibly ditch the formalities? Just call me Angus, I'm much more used to that"

"Alright then, Angus, you can call me Eli"

We landed in Haneda Airport. I waved goodbye to Eli as she said she'd see me on Monday and she'd show me around.

Me and my parents arrived at our new residence and found that our boxes had beaten us there. We unpacked all through the day. I put up my posters, Arsenal FC, Wiley, Stormzy, you know, and I set up my PS4. My new bedroom seemed to be taking shape. After most of my stuff was away, I went to sleep.

I awoke at 6 AM, a little earlier than usual. "This is honestly a fucking disgrace that I didn't even get a break" I groaned to myself as I slumped out of bed. I brushed my teeth and such. I brushed my hair so I didn't look like wank and I sorted out my new school uniform. The weird coat didn't really sit well with me, but I didn't really care.

I waved goodbye to my mum and set off to find the school, luckily being able to use my smartphone as a satnav. I arrived at the front gates. "Hello, Angus" Eli spoke to me in Japanese

"Wagwan Eli" I greeted back in English, raising a hand in greeting.

"Want a tour around?" She smiled at me.

"Fucking yeah I do" I replied.

We walked through the whole school. So much was going on. Beautiful ladies, a few other blokes, but nothing to gawk about. I got a lot of stares from the girls when they saw me walking with Eli. I assumed that since she was the Student Council president or whatever, they all looked up to her and were just jealous that they weren't the people giving a tour to arguably the most sexy being to ever come out of England.

"What year are you in then?" Eli asked me

"First I think? Yeah. First. Oh and the Principal wanted to meet me" I replied to her

"I'll take you there then" She smiled 

"She smiles way too fucking often and I don't like it" I thought to myself, scratching the back of my head, "It must just be the culture here or something.."

We walked toward Principal Minami's office. Eli knocked on the door and opened it, entering without me. A loud voice bellowed from the other side.

"Ayase-san! How many times must I tell you, due to Honoka fainting at your live show you will not be attending Love Live this year. That's final!" The disgruntled lady spoke

"It's not about that sensei.. I was just bringing the new student here." She grabbed my shoulder and brought me forward into the office

"Oh of course!" The principal delightfully said "Davies-San. How lovely to have another boy join our school. I see you've made friends with our student council president? In that case my plans are not necessary. Ayase-san please walk him to his next class and tour him around if you haven't already" 

We talked a little more on the way to my class and Eli asked if I wanted to join a school club. "Well I was in a band back in England. I play guitar and piano and I do composing sometimes" I said "Are there any music clubs?"

Eli laughed "Sort of.. I don't think you'll be able to be a member in the same way as the others but I'll introduce you." We soon arrived outside the class and she dropped me off. "Here's your class, I'll see you afterwards and I'll take you to where the other musicians in our school are"

We waved farewell and I walked in the classroom. It was completely packed with girls, not a single other dude in sight "The principle wasn't taking the piss about me being the only dude was she"  I thought to myself.

I walked into the classroom and there was a large amount of chatter from the students, before they all stopped, deadly silent, and watched me. as I entered the room.

The teacher got up and politely shook my hand, introducing me and telling me to introduce myself to the class.

"Konnichiwa, Watashi wa Angus Davies desu.... Yoroshiku onegaishimasu" I said, in my still somewhat broken Japanese. It wasn't bad, but it could be better. The teacher showed me to my seat, in between the one other bloke in the class, and a girl with red hair.

"Nice to meet you" I said, looking at the other dude, he glanced at me and sighed. 

"Sorry if I'm rude I just didn't get much sleep last night. I'm Higashikata Josuke." He introduced himself.

I smiled at him and turned to my other side, towards the girl on my right hand side. 

"Hi, nice to meet you" I introduced myself. "I hope we can get along. What's your name?" I asked politely

"Nishikino Maki.." She responded, avoiding eye contact with me and looking down at her textbooks, supposedly reading.

"Well, nice to meet you then, Nishikino-san"

Maki's POV

The lunch bell rang, I found a nice tree to sit under and I started eating my lunch, Davies-kun decided to come up to me and talk a little more

"Sorry if I was rude earlier to you, I'm not from Japan so it's hard for me to deal with everything" he bowed at me. It put a smile on my face.

"I wasn't mad.. don't worry about it" I said to him. In my honest opinion, his personality was sweet, but I'm not interested in boys at the moment. I have enough of my life taken up by school and µ's

"Do you mind if I eat lunch with you? I don't have many friends yet" He asked

"I suppose.." I replied, raising a hand to my chin. "What about Josuke-kun?" 

"W-well you see... I went to talk to him and his other guy friends were rather odd so I decided to sort of... leave it.. heh" He said shyly, scratching the back of his head.


We found a spot under a tree and ate lunch together. He spoke to me about how he's passionate about music.. I don't think a more perfect guy could ever exist even if God picked an angel and made him perfect for me.. but as I said, no boys. There's too much on my plate at the moment.

"Maki-Channn!" I heard someone shout.. Honoka. Well at least she's okay. She ran towards us.

"Good to see you've made a recovery." I remarked, she nodded a large smile on her face.

"But I see you're busy, I'll see you later!" Honoka said, running off.

She's so full of energy and so very embarassing.

Angus's POV

Today's been.. well... eventful. Everyone I've met has been super nice, just, some are also super weird. I can't even think about it without rolling my eyes.

I sat at my desk, checking my watch. Josuke and Nishikino-chan both went to their clubrooms already, and I'm still waiting for Eli to pick me up. Finally, Eli came into the empty classroom and asked me "Are you ready?"

"Yeah sure, let's go" I replied. We left the classroom and she led me to a club room in the school. She walked me in to the room and introduced me to another 8 wide eyed girls. Among them was Nishikino-chan and Kousaka-Senpai, as well as two girls from my class. "Hello. I'm Davies-San pleased to meet you"

One girl with massive tits said "Eli-cchi, men can't be idols" I don't care about Idols just let me have fun with those fun bags holy shit.. Okay im kidding that was mildly innappropriate.

"He can compose" Nishikino-chan chipped in, "We were talking a bit earlier, he's very compassionate about music."

"And he's just generally great at music" Eli continued "I was thinking he could help us out but not be a member of µ's" the room erupted in chatter.

I mean.. have you seen my fucking muscles? I'm huge. I'm literally the definition of Alpha Male. My pectorals are so huge I can't even touch my fingertips together.... okay I might be exaggerating.. but my point is I'm pretty sure they have to do fitness stuff, I can help with that. Kousaka-Senpai stood up and approached me and held out her hand.

"Well? Davies-Kun? What do you say?" She asked me, a smile beaming across her face.

"I'd love to" I replied, shaking her hand.