My novel Unforgettable' 30/44
It was a little past twelve when Kei arrived at Rika’s apartment in Meguro. Signs of life faded completely though the light was still left in the street. Kei who rushed up the stairs of the subway at a stretch put the cellular phone into the pocket and regained his breath leaning against the door of her room on the 2nd floor, and then pushed the intercom after repeating deep breathing a few times.
“You are late….”
Rika’s hair was wet. She shot Kei a look like feeling out on Kei’s mind. For a while, Kei leaned against the door, exhaled the rest of the breath to the darkness downstairs trying to make Rika unconscious.
Kei gazed at Rika. He smelled the rinse in the chill. A meaningless list of English letters on T-shirt bulged softly and made a dim shade with the light from the kitchen.
Rika wiped the sweat on Kei’s forehead with her hand. She went up to him, stared fixedly at his eyes and said uneasily.
“What‘s wrong with you?”
Kei went to her back without answering it and took a breath of a sweet smell of her wet hair. The distorted pain throbbing in his chest faded away a little. Then he slowly held her shoulders in his arms. Her body was all cold due to the air-conditioner.
“I don’t mind….”
Kei tried to reach his right hand toward around her lower part. Her warmth softly waved on his palm. Then Kei wanted the warmth again. Her breasts did not refuse his fingers. Kei forgot himself in her sweet, soft warmth. Kei noticed her shoulders tremble at the moment he touched the top of her breasts. The shiver slowly descended from the shoulders to the waist and then the knees. Rika threw out the word at a white wall which is ahead of her downcast eyes.
“I don’t care substitute for Kaori…..”
Rika turned around and tears overflowed in her eyes. It went along over and over again in the cheek slightly dyed in red and dispersed from the tip of the trembling chin. The tears split many times along the lines of tears drawn once and the teardrops absorbed tranquility around shining on the cold floor.
"I'll hold you if you feel hard and sad… like Kaori does."
On April 29 2011 346 Views