HUNT (3/10)

HUNT

PART 3

 

= Old Wound =

Jurina blinked so many times before she could fully open her eyes. Ouch! She felt a deep pain on her right stomach and then she touched it. Oh right, Mayu shot my stomach and made me lost a lot of blood. She lifted her head a little and then she saw her stomach had been bandaged neatly.

She tried to get up from the comfortable bed slowly… ignoring the pain on her stomach, and when she sat on it… she saw her reflection on the big wall mirror in front of her. Her head and her right arm were being bandaged. She brushed off the blanket a little and then she saw that her right foot was being bandaged as well. Cih… that girl, I thought she was going to kill me. She rolled her eyes.

“Oh, you’re awake… after 2 days.” The girl showed up and crossed her arms.

Jurina threw her eyes at the shorter girl who leaned her body onto the door. “Of course I’ll awake.” She pointed at the bandage on her forehead. She remembered that her head bumped hard onto the floor because she lost her strength after Mayu shot her stomach. “You’re the one who treating me so well. You have been expecting me to wake up, don’t you?” She smirked.

“Don’t get me wrong.” Mayu looked irritated as she saw Jurina’s mocking smirk. “I make you gain your consciousness back so I can shoot you again, because seeing you in pain is kinda fun.”

Somehow, Mayu’s answer made Jurina wanted to play a bit more. She looked at her gun and her twin knives on the table near the mirror. “Well you can use my knife there, you know? Stab me wherever you want… I’m so available.”

Mayu sighed. “You haven’t change at all.” She walked toward the table and then she took Jurina’s knife. “You’re still arrogant as always.” She took off the knife from its case and then she touched the blade as if she wanted to make sure that it was sharp enough to rip Jurina’s body. “Aren’t you afraid of death?”

Jurina calmly looked at Mayu who walked toward her. “No. I’ve prepared myself for that. Well… let’s call it as a job risk.” She smiled when Mayu put the sharp side of the knife onto her neck. She could feel the blade was touched her skin. “I’ve prepared myself to face the fate if someone wants to take a revenge on me… I’ve been killed many people who dearest to someone. I could die anytime.”

“…” Mayu remained silent.

Jurina realized that she had a little chance, so… she did it. She quickly grabbed Mayu’s hand that was holding a knife and then she used her other hand to push Mayu down onto the bed harshly. She sat on Mayu’s stomach while her left hand won the knife back from Mayu’s grip and her right hand was strangling Mayu’s neck.

Mayu tried to escape but she couldn’t move even a bit. “Fuck!” She knew that she would never win against Jurina in physical fighting like that. She was about to scream and call her underlings, but Jurina already placed the knife right on the top of her eyes.

“Uh-uh.”  Jurina shook her head. “Don’t even think about it. The knife will stab your eyes even before you open your mouth to scream.” She smirked. “You should kill me when you had a chance, Mayu.”

Mayu gulped. She was afraid as she saw Jurina’s cold eyes were glaring at her, but then… her eyes widened as she saw Jurina threw the knife somewhere and loosened the grip on her.

“I knew that you didn’t intend to kill me, you just… want to throw your anger from your heart.” Jurina approached Mayu’s face, shortened the distance between their face… she even could feel Mayu’s breath swept her lips. “You know… before I was fully lost my consciousness in the bar, I felt that you quickly ran toward me and shook my body. Yelled my name over and over again while crying… unfortunately, I didn’t have enough strength to open my eyes. I heard you asked for help while hugging me before I blacked out.”

Mayu flinched and then she looked away, hiding her embarrassing face. “After you killed my parents 3 years ago… I became a girl who thinks of suicide many times, a girl who wears a jumper in the summer… afraid if someone from your side would recognize me, and a girl who feels unsecure ALL the time because of you… but guess what, I still love you and I fucking hate it. I’m so pathetic!” She bit her own lips, trying to hold back the tears… but she couldn’t.

Jurina saw the tears rolled down on the other girl’s cheek. “Well… I guess I hurt you so much.” She stared at the girl below her. She rarely had a heart, but that time… she could really feel the deep pain of the other girl. She locked her eyes on Mayu’s eyes, the face might change drastically because of the plastic surgery but Mayu’s real eyes were still there… the eyes of someone who had been always gave a warm smile to her in the past.

*FLASHBACK*

Jurina received a voice recording. “This time I give you a harder job so at least finish it  in 2 months, the house is on xxx street, the name is Watanabe-” As usual, she would end the voice recording before she could heard the full name of her victim.

Jurina tilted her head. A harder job? What’s the difference with my previous jobs? She was wondered about it, so she did a kind of observation first.  She walked around the target’s house for a few days and acted like a regular young girl who just passed by the house.

“Uhh… hello?”

Jurina flinched as someone tapped her back. She almost took her gun but she could calm down a bit after she saw that it was just a young girl like her. She ignored the strange girl and kept walking.

But the girl had so much persistence, she kept following Jurina. “Lately, I always see you passing by this house.” She pointed at the big house beside them. “But I never saw you before, are you a new comer?”

“Yes, I’m just moved here few weeks ago.” Jurina took her steps faster but the strange girl managed to walk beside her. She felt irritated as the other girl kept following her. As soon as she reached the main street, she was randomly called out the taxi. “Sorry, I have to go somewhere. Bye.” She said it before she entered the taxi. She looked at the strange girl through a rearview mirror. She’s ruining my plan today.

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Jurina put all the photos that she got onto the desk. So… on the daylight, there are 2 guards near the gate, 2 guards in front of the main door, 4 guards that always patrolling around the front yard, and… She sighed. I’ve never be able to know how many guards on the backyard because of THAT weird girl!

It had been 2 weeks but Jurina still couldn’t get enough information about the security guards in her target’s house because every time she wanted to walk toward the street behind the target’s house, the strange girl that was always bothering her lately… always showed up and bombarded her with tons of questions. She sighed.

She looked at the other photos; there were a picture of 4 men who stood behind the gate. It seems the owner of this house doubles their security at night. Yes, she also came to observe the house in the middle of the night from afar. I think it’s better to attack my target in the daylight rather than in the midnight. I can wear a mask to cover my face. But… what if THAT stupid girl show up again?! Ugh! She massaged her forehead.

She took a sip of her coffee while looking for an idea to shoo the strange girl away. She took a little glance on the calendar. I still have one and half months until the deadline, so… I think I can do something to make her go away first… She took a picture of an old man who had just stepped out from the fancy car in front of the house.  …before I kill him.

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“Hi.”

There she is. Jurina sighed as a sign of her frustration. She turned her head and faced the girl. “Why do you always bothering me?! You’re an annoying girl!” She glared at the girl while yelling at the innocent girl. “Go away!”

The girl stopped all of a sudden. She looked surprised and flinched a bit.

Jurina smirked. It works.

“T-this is the first time you look at me while I’m talking.” Thegirl smiled nervously. “Finally… you don’t ignore me anymore.”

Jurina’s smirk faded away in an instant. What?! She was expecting the other girl would run away after she snapped at her, but no… instead of afraid, the other girl felt happy. “Didn’t you hear me? Go away! You’re too noisy!”

Ignoring Jurina’s harsh words, the girl grabbed Jurina’s hand gently and shook it. “My name is Mayu. What’s yours?” She said it with a big grin on her face.

Jurina frowned and then she quickly pulled back her hand. “Stupid girl!” She was totally frustrated by Mayu.

Mayu laughed. “Oh, Stupid Girl. What a nice name!”

“Arrgghh!” Jurina stamped her foot onto the ground before left the girl alone. Idiot! She was still could hear Mayu’s laugh until she turned right and walked toward another block.

========== Next Day ==========

“Hi, Stupid Girl.” Mayu waved her hand at Jurina and then she walked toward Jurina.

“Tch. Get out of my way. I wanna go to the supermarket.” Jurina pushed Mayu because the other girl stood in her way.

Mayu pouted as the girl left her just like that. She had been waited Jurina there for almost an hour yet she only got a yell from the other girl. “H-hey.” She ran toward Jurina and she made Jurina stopped, by standing in front of Jurina. “I… uhh… Let’s go together. I want to go to the supermarket as well to buy uhh…..c-chocolate!” She randomly said a thing that popped out in her head.

Jurina frowned as she saw the girl who stood in her way (again). “Chocolate?!” She rolled her eyes while sighing. She wanted to push the other girl again, but then she stopped as she saw Mayu’s cheeks that had been blushed crazily. “Wait… don’t tell me that you like-”

“NO!!!” Mayu shook her head. “Of course not! Don’t be misunderstanding.”

“Then why? Tell me the reason why do you always bothering me?” Jurina glared at the other girl. “You better tell me now before I call the police and tell them that you’re a creepy girl who stalking me every day and make me feel in danger.” Of course the police thing was totally a lie, she said it just because she felt impatient as the other girl didn’t say anything.

“P-police??” Mayu’s body was trembled. “P-please d-don’t do that. I just… want to show my gratitude. Umm… a few weeks ago, you’ve saved my pet.”

“Huh?” Jurina frowned. Pet? What pet? She scratched the back of her head while thinking. “Oh!” She finally remembered that when the first day she came to that city, she saw a kitten in the middle of the street. She ran and grabbed the cute kitten when there was a car that almost hit the poor kitten. “The cat?” She saw a firmly nod from Mayu. “Don’t mind that. I just did it instinctively without intended to save your pet.” She walked away.

Mayu kept being persistent and then she grabbed Jurina’s hand before Jurina walked too far. “Just let me give you something you need or treat you something that you want to eat or do something for you. I’m not used to owe something to someone.”

Jurina was about to shove the girl’s hand, but then she smirked. It’s a good chance to make this stupid girl go away forever. She turned her body toward the other girl. “So… basically, if I ask something to you… you won’t bother me anymore, right?”

“Yeah.” Mayu nodded. “Something like that.”

“Alright. Umm…” Jurina tried to think about something to do or something to eat or something she need. “Ah! You can do something for me.” She snapped her fingers when she found an idea. “Make me know this area better.”

“I’m sorry?” Mayu frowned as she didn’t quite understand what Jurina mean.

Jurina shrugged. “Well… as you know, I’m new here. I want to know this area better so maybe you can just accompany me to walk around tomorrow.” She really needed to know the area better, just in case she needed a place to hide, because she just received the information that her current target was the leader of the dangerous Yakuza. At least I’ll know where to hide if I know this area better when something bad happen.

“Okay.” Mayu nodded. “So, where we meet tomorrow?”

“Here, at 3PM.” Jurina pointed her finger at Mayu’s face. “Don’t you dare to come late, Mayu! Even for a minute!!”

Mayu was a bit surprised because she didn’t expect the other girl would remember her name. “Okay-okay!” She shoved Jurina’s finger from her face. “See you tomorrow, stupid girl.” She grinned at Jurina.

“Don’t call me like that!!” Jurina clenched her fist.

“Why?!” Somehow, Mayu enjoyed teasing the cold girl in front of her. “You said it when I asked your name yesterday.”

“Ugh!”Jurina groaned, showing her frustration. “Okay, you win… just call me J. Bye.” She walked away and left Mayu alone. She walked toward the supermarket.

========== Next Day ==========

“Hi!” Mayu waved her hand when she saw Jurina came. A big grin plastered on her face.

Jurina didn’t wave her hand back nor smile back. “Oh, you are not late.” She just walked toward Mayu while keeping her hands inside the jeans pocket. “I was thinking about to hang you upside down on the tree if you were late.”

“Tch.” Mayu glared at Jurina. “You’re really a cold-blooded girl.”

“Yes I am.” Jurina simply agree with it. “Hurry up!” She kept walking and left Mayu behind.

“Oi! I’m your tour guide, you know?!” Mayu walked fast toward Jurina. “You’ll lost your way if you leave me behind, so… be kind to me!”

Jurina rolled her eyes. “First… I have GPS, so I won’t get lost in this small city. Second…” She stopped all of a sudden and then she turned her body while glaring at Mayu. “… You’re the one who owe me something. You’re the one who said it to me yesterday.” She smirked. “You can leave me now if it’s the way you show your gratitude to the person who’ve saved your kitten.” It’ll be much better if she leaves now.

Mayu looked at Jurina in disbelief way and after that she sighed. “Trust me, I really want to leave you now, but I can’t. My parents always teach me to not owe any thing to other people because it’ll make me unwillingly bonded to someone… now I know why.” She walked forward. “Come on. I will show you everything, so I won’t be bonded to you anymore.”

Jurina looked at Mayu’s back figure. Bound to someone? She frowned. Like… I’m bonded to the assassin organization? She followed Mayu from behind.

They spent over 3 hours to take a look for the whole city. Mayu showed Jurina many important places, like hospitals, police stations, schools, universities, train stations, and the nearest bus shelter. Mayu also showed Jurina some fun places, like the small park, convenience stores, theaters, game centers, shopping malls, and many other places.

“And… this is the last area that I can show you.” Mayu pointed at the area in front of them. “If you’re hungry, you can come here to look something to eat. I bet you will be addicted to this place because all meals in this area are so delicious!! I recommend that restaurant for you.” She pointed at the restaurant that not too far from them.

“Okay.” Jurina shrugged.

“Can’t you say anything else except ‘okay’? That’s the only word you say to me in the last few hours!” Mayu crossed her arms, waiting for Jurina’s answer.

“…”

Mayu sighed. “There you go… an ‘okay’ again.” She zipped up her jacket because the wind blew stronger. She rubbed her palms together to make her hands warmer. “I need to go home now.” She looked at her watch. “7PM. Wow, I’ve been wasted my 3 hours for you. Okay then… I think it’s a goodbye.” She smiled at Jurina.

Jurina remained silent. Her smile… she looks lonely for some reason. It’s like… she needs a friend. She’s a lonely girl… just like me. She could read Mayu’s sadness even though Mayu showed a smile.

“I’m sure you won’t get lost since you said that you have a GPS, right?” She chuckled a little. “Goodbye… well uhh… forever, I guess.” She turned around and stepped out from the restaurant area.

Forever? Jurina watched Mayu’s back figure slowly faded away. Somehow, she didn’t want to let the other girl went away. Why? Why I have this heavy burden inside my chest now? She touched her chest and felt the heartbeat. Isn’t it already became my habit to always leave everything behind after I’m done with my job? But why? Why now I- She almost lost Mayu’s figure in the middle of the crowd. SHIT! She ran toward Mayu. “Mayu!! Hey!!!”

Mayu was surprised as she felt there was someone who grabbed her arm. She turned her head quickly. The moment her eyes met with Jurina’s eyes, she smiled bitterly. We’re so similar.

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“Are you an ojou-sama or something?”

Mayu tilted her head. “Why did you ask it all of a sudden?”

“Well uhh… just curious.” Jurina shrugged. “You always wear high-priced dress, princess-like, and you look elegant when you shut your mouth.”

Mayu glared at Jurina. “Only when I shut my mouth?! You want to praise me or mock me? Be clear, so I can punch you in the face without any regret.”

“See?” Jurina snorted.  “Yes. Just look at yourself, you look so barbaric when you speak.”

“Tch.” Mayu looked away from Jurina and looked at the front. “If you ask me whether I’m rich or not… yeah, I’m from a rich family.” She sighed. “But… not all rich girls have a happy life.” She hugged her own legs and rested her chin on her knee. “I have no friend and I also barely can meet my parents. My father is very busy with his own business, he rarely be at home. In this month, I only see him once.”

Jurina kept staring at the girl who sat beside her. She listened to every word that came from the other girl’s lips quietly.

“My mom… I saw her sleep with another man.” Mayu bite her below lips bitterly while the tears rolled down slowly. “I often see her bring another man to our house.”

Jurina’s eyes widened. “Oh, wow.” She wasn’t sure how to respond it.

“Yeah…” Mayu wiped her tears. “But I can’t blame her… maybe it’s because she’s so lonely all the time, just like me.”

“What?!” Jurina was shocked. “You sleep with a man too?”

Mayu almost fell. “Wait wha-! No!!! Stupid! You ruin the mood!” She smacked Jurina’s head. “I mean I’m lonely, just like my mother.”

“Ouch.” Jurina rubbed her head. “Same with me… I’m lonely too sometimes.”

Mayu’s angry expression changed into a sympathy expression. Just like I thought before… we’re so similar.

“I have no parents and I don’t have friend.” Jurina looked at the bright sky above her.

“I have no friend either.” Mayu also looked at the sky. “For some reason, my parents don’t let me to have a regular life. They never allow me to enter the public school and force me to do homeschooling. They also never allow me to go outside freely.” She chuckled. “If they knew that I always sneak out from home lately just to meet you, they would be really angry at me.”

Jurina closed her eyes. And if my boss knew that I waste my time with you in these 2 weeks, he probably would kill me. She took a deep breath. My target is still alive out there and I need to finish him soon. After that… I have to leave this town…. and you. She clenched her fist.

Loneliness was the only similarity that they had at that time, but it had already enough to become their reason to get closer with each other.

“Mayu, I think you should go back now.” Jurina opened her eyes again and stood up. “Your parents can be home anytime and you’ll get in trouble if they found out you are not at home.”

Mayu sighed. “Yeah… you’re right.” She was lazy to go home but she had to admit that Jurina was right. If my parents know I’m with her, it would be too dangerous for her. She stood up slowly and then she wiped the dust on her dress. “We will meet here tomorrow at usual time, right?”

They were standing on the rooftop of an old building. No one ever came there, so Mayu often used that place to seclude herself because she hated it when her bodyguard always followed her everywhere.

Jurina looked at Mayu before she answered the question. “Yes, we meet here at 2 PM… as usual.” She saw Mayu smiled at her and it made her gulped. Maybe tomorrow is the last time I will meet her since the day after tomorrow… I have to do my job and then I’ll leave forever. Forever…? Her heart sank every time she mentioned ‘forever’ word inside her head. “Mayu…”

“Hm?” Mayu turned around before she stepped down from the rooftop.

Jurina stunned as she saw how beautiful Mayu was. The light of sunset, somehow, made Mayu’s face became dramatically beautiful and stunning. The wind that slowly blew also made Jurina’s heart tortured because, somehow (again), Mayu’s messy hair made Mayu even looked more… flawless.

“I love you… w-will you fucking go out with me?” Those magic words come out from Jurina’s lips even without she realized it. She snapped out as her brain could work properly again. “O-oh! I-I’m sorry.” She looked panicked. “Yeah, it sounds stupid. Ha-ha-ha. It’s only been a month since we know each other, so it’s impossible. It’s too fast, doesn’t it? Ha-ha-ha.” She laughed, but her laugh sounded awkward and weird. She scratched her head. “You better go home now. I- I will go home too.” She walked fast toward the other stairs on that building.

“J…” Mayu called Jurina.

“See you tomorrow.” Jurina stepped down quickly.

“J!!! Stop right there or I will fucking push you from the stairs if I catch you!!!” Mayu yelled at Jurina.

Jurina stopped in the middle of the stairs. “O-okay. I stop. Don’t push me.”

Mayu stepped down the stairs and then she reached Jurina’s hand. “Turn around and look at me.”

Jurina turned her body slowly and then she looked at Mayu’s gentle eyes. The moment their eyes met, Jurina could tell that Mayu was also felt the same thing. Both of them smiled at each other.

In a few seconds later, both of them flinched as Mayu’s phone was ringing.  She picked up the phone and then she smirked after she heard her maid’s words through the phone. She ended the call and then she cupped Jurina’s cheek. “Wanna come to my house, J? My maid said that my parents won’t be home tonight.”

Jurina nodded and then she let Mayu lead her to Mayu’s house. She didn’t care if she would probably dead if her boss found out later. She didn’t care if she had to leave the town the day after tomorrow… after she finished her job. I can visit this town every month or every 2 weeks without anybody know it, so I can meet Mayu here… or maybe, I can ‘kidnap’ Mayu forever from her parents. She said she didn’t feel happy to live with her parents, right? She played with her own mind while walking. She smiled while looking at her hand that was being grabbed tightly by her lover. I would never let her go, no matter wh-

We’re arrived.” Mayu whispered at Jurina. “My parents aren’t at home tonight. They will come back tomorrow from Russia.

Jurina frowned. Russia? She looked around to see Mayu’s house and the moment she realized it, her heartbeat went crazy. W-wait a minute… this is-

Mayu pulled Jurina’s hand and both of them squatted together in front of the big wall. “Listen… our family has many guards in our house, but don’t worry… I have a secret way to get in and get out without anyone knows it. I did it all the time.” She grinned.

Jurina couldn’t say anything. Her brain couldn’t work properly at that time. This is crazy! Fuck!!!! She felt her hand was dragged by Mayu. Mayu placed her hand on the top of the censor and after that, a door opened. They entered the secret door behind the house and then passed the small and empty hallway. The hallway was brought them straight into Mayu’s room. So… this is the safest way in and out.

“My parents made this secret hallway just in case I’m in danger, so I can get out from house or get in to my house easily. They didn’t know that I misusing it to sneak out from home.” Mayu chuckled.

“Bad girl.” Jurina pinched Mayu’s nose gently.

Mayu giggled. “If I’m not a bad girl, we will never be able to meet and falling for each other like this.” She wrapped her arms around Jurina’s neck.

Jurina smirked. “Are you sure that your parents won’t be home tonight.” She approached Mayu’s forehead and kissed it.

“No. They’ll arrive at home tomorrow at 1 PM, so we can spend many hours together.”

“What’s your parents’ job? Why do you have so many guards?” Jurina wanted to know how far Mayu knew about her father.

“My mom is a designer, but I don’t know what my dad’s job. He never told me about it.”

Jurina caressed Mayu’s cheek. “Why did he never tell you?”

“Are you here just to talk about my parents?!” Mayu pouted.

“No-no-no. Of course not! I’m here for you.” Jurina approached Mayu’s lips and then she kissed it passionately. So… my target is Mayu’s dad. What should I do now? It seems I need plan B. She has the mixed feelings in her heart.

========== Next Day ==========

Mayu opened her eyes slowly. She placed her hand beside her body, intended to hug someone, but she only found an empty spot there. Where’s J? She yawned and then she woke up slowly. Her eyes noticed a piece of paper that placed on the bed. She took the notes and then she read it.

Sorry, I have something to do in the early morning, so I can’t wait until you wake up. Meet me at the usual place at the usual time. I want to say something important to you. WAIT ME! I love you. – J’

Mayu smiled as she read the message and she was wondering what was Jurina wanted to say. She looked at the clock. 11 AM?! Oh God, I sleep too much! But at least I still have 3 hours before I meet her.

* 2 hours later *

Good morning, Watanabe Mayu-sama.

Mayu heard the maid talked to her through the intercom when she was about to sneak out to meet Jurina. She stopped in front of the secret door.

Master and mistress already arrived at home… they want to meet you to have a lunch together.

Mayu rolled her eyes. She looked at the clock, 1 PM. Shit. She walked back to her room and then she walked toward the dining room to meet her parents. She saw both of her parents sat while waiting her.

“Hi, sweetheart. How are you?” Mayu’s mom stood up to hug her beloved daughter.

“I’m fine, mom.” Mayu hugged her mom as well and then she looked at her dad. “Hi, dad. It’s been a long time.”

Mayu’s dad smiled. “Do you feel lonely? I’m sorry Mayu, we have so much work to do. ”

Mayu sighed. “Yeah, I know. How’s Russia?”

“It’s really beautiful there.” Mayu’s dad smiled at Mayu. “I will take you there someday.”

Mayu snorted. “It’s impossible. You always busy all the time.”

Mayu’s mom reached Mayu’s hand and then she held it tightly. “What did you think we went to Russia for? Your father met his boss and decided to resign from his job.” She also smiled at Mayu.

Mayu’s eyes widened. “Oh really??!!!” She looked excited. “So… from now on, dad will be always at home???”

The man chuckled as he saw how excited his daughter was. “Yes, dear. We can spend our days together. Holiday everyday! I’ve been too old to have a job anyway. I want to spend the rest of my life with you and your mom.”

Mayu stood up and then she hugged her father. “I love you, dad.”

Mayu’s dad patted his daughter head. “I love you too.”

“Okay, let’s have a lunch together.” Mayu’s mom said it to her husband and Mayu.

Mayu looked at her watch, 1.30 PM. “I’m sorry. I’m so sleepy right now because I read manga until late hours last night. I want to sleep and I already have a lunch an hour ago.” She let out a fake yawn. I’m sorry mom… dad. I want to meet my girlfriend now. I promise that I will introduce her to you someday. She excused herself from dining room and walked quickly toward her room.

Mayu opened the other door inside her room and then she walked inside the secret hallway toward the outside door. After she reached the outside of her house, she walked quickly and crossed the street. She didn’t know that before the secret door completely closed, there was someone who entered the door.

Mayu walked toward the old building and then she went upstairs toward the quiet rooftop. She spread her arms and took a deep breath. Nice weather. She looked around to see Jurina, but no one there. She decided to wait Jurina, so she sat on the edge of the rooftop while enjoying the nice weather.

An hour had passed but Jurina not yet showed up. Where is she? Oh, I have to call her. NOW! Mayu put her hand into her pocket to take her phone. Where is it? She couldn’t find her phone and then she gasped as she remembered where the phone was. Damn! I left my phone on the table in the dining room!! She smacked her forehead.

Perfect! Mayu groaned. Jurina hasn’t come and I left my phone! Perfect!! She stomped her feet to the ground strongly before she walked downstairs. I need to go back and take my phone. I will kick her for making me tired like this. Lucky her that I love her, if not… I would ask my bodyguard to kill her right now. She grumbled by herself.

Mayu walked toward her house and in some minutes, she arrived at her house. She wanted to sneak in as usual, but somehow… she felt something different with her house. She peeked to the house gate from behind the tree. Where’s the guards that usually stands behind the gate? She frowned.

Mayu shook her head. Oh, right! I have to take my phone now. She walked toward her secret door and then she placed her hand on the top of the sensor, after that… the door opened automatically. She walked quickly though the hallway and finally he arrived at her room.

Mayu opened the door slowly and looked around before she stepped out. Thankfully, her parents weren’t around, but she felt strange because her house seemed too quiet for some reason. Where’s the guard that always stand in front of my door? Where are all the maids?  She walked downstairs carefully.

When Mayu was about to reach the dining room, she was flinched because she heard the gunshot. *BANG!*

Mayu gasped. W-what happen here???? She wanted to run away but when she remembered that her parents were in home, she stopped. A-are…. a-are they safe???! She was terrified and her body trembled.

*BANG! BANG!*

Mayu closed her mouth because she was about to scream. She tried hard to not cry even though her hands were shaking crazily. When she turned left, she was totally surprised as she saw one of her bodyguard laid on the floor with blood. Oh my God. She braced herself to take the gun from the dead guard’s hand. She held the gun and she was ready to shoot everything that showed up in front of her. The gun was shaking in her hand.

Mayu was about to walk in to the living room, but she stopped as she heard the voices from there.

“Hahahaha! Just look at how easily I enter your house and kill all of your stupid guards in a blink of eye!”

Mayu narrowed her eyes. I think I know that voice.  She eavesdropped to the conversation.

“H-how can you and your friend entering this house?! I have many guards behind the gate and in front of the house!!!”

Mayu recognized it as her father’s voice. Thanks God he’s alive. She peeked from behind the wall and then she saw a girl who was holding two guns, each of gun’s mouth was pointed at her mother and her father. She couldn’t see the girl’s face because the girl faced another direction.

The girl laughed. “Last night… I unexpectedly knew another way to get in. I think last night was my lucky day.”

Mayu gasped. T-that voice… J…

“Okay, sir… say goodbye to your lovely wife.” The girl looked at Mayu’s mother direction.

“N-No!!!!” Mayu’s father shouted. “Don’t hurt her! Just kill me!!!”

Jurina looked at the woman’s eyes. “Sorry. I have to destroy all evidences.” *BANG!* She shot Mayu’s mother right on the forehead.

“Nooooo!!!!!!” Mayu’s father screamed uncontrollably as he saw the blood rolled down on his wife’s head. “You fucking bitch!!!”

Jurina glared at Mayu’s father and punched him on the face. She hated it when someone said a bad word at her. “Say goodbye to the world. You don’t have to worry about your daughter because I will take care of her.” She was ready to pull the trigger.

“J…” Mayu showed up from behind the wall. “D-did you just… killed m-my m-mm-mother??” Her voice cracked.

Jurina gasped and then she turned her head. “M-mayu?!” She was shocked to death.

“Mayu!!! Ruuunnn!!!!” Mayu’s father screamed.

Jurina’s heart sank. “W-why are you here? D-did I tell y-you to wait me at the usual place???” She couldn’t believe that Mayu saw it all. Sh-she saw me killed her mother?? She wanted to kill herself as she realized that all of her plans were ruined.

“D-do y-you want to kill my dad too??” Mayu bite her lips and the tears rolled down on her cheeks. “Why???!!!! WHYYY??!!!!” She screamed hysterically while pointing the gun at Jurina.

“Mayu… do you know this crazy girl?!” Mayu’s dad looked so lost.

“I’m sorry, dad.” Mayu cried while looking at her father’s face that already covered by blood. “I’m the one who showed her about the secret hallway in my room.” She sobbed. “I thought she is my friend!!! But actually she only used me from the beginning!!!!”

“Mayu… that’s not what I-”

“Don’t you dare to call my name!!!” Mayu cut Jurina’s words. “I thought that you love me…” Her tears fell so hard. “Put down your gun, J. Please don’t kill my father.” She pleaded at Jurina.

Jurina clenched her fist. “I’m sorry Mayu. This is my job.” *BANG! BANG!* She shot Mayu’s father.

Mayu gasped and then the gun fell from her hand. “Noooo!!! Daaaadddd!!!!” She ran toward her father’s body without care about Jurina who could kill her anytime. “Dad, please wake up!! You told me we can have holiday together every day!! You said you will bring me to Russia!!” She hugged her father’s dead body. “Why did you do this to me, J? WHYYY??!!!” She sobbed really hard. “I love you, J… but why???!!!”

Jurina closed her eyes for a moment and then she opened it again. “All witnesses have to be killed and all evidences have to be destroyed.” Her gaze became so cold when she said it. She pointed her gun at Mayu.

“J-J….” Mayu couldn’t believe what she just saw. She wished that it was all only her nightmare… she hoped that when she woke up tomorrow, everything was back to normal. “D-did you want to kill me too??”

“I told you to wait me out there, but you didn’t hear what I said to you. If you stayed there, you didn’t have to see all of this… you didn’t have to know all of this… we could be together, forever. But now… you’ve had seen this… you’re become a witness because you’ve been seen me kill someone.” Jurina stared at Mayu’s eyes. “All witnesses have to be killed.” She pulled the trigger. *BANG!*

After that, Jurina squatted in front of Mayu’s body that already covered with blood. “My full name is Matsui Jurina. If you survive, you can take your revenge anytime.” After she said it to Mayu, she walked away.

*END OF FLASHBACK*

Jurina loosen up the grip again, so she wouldn’t strangle Mayu too hard. “You’re lucky because at that time I shot you on your stomach before my friend shot you on your head.”

“What do you mean?”

“Did you think I was able to kill all of your guards alone? I called my friend to help me. Thanks to you because you asked me came to your house and made me knew the number of your guards.”  Jurina smirked. “The assassins should kill all witnesses… it was the ultimate rule in our organization. That was why I killed your mom too. You were also a witness at that time, so my friend automatically wanted to kill you when he saw you witnessing all. He stood behind you at that time… pointed his gun at you all the time.”

Mayu frowned. “So… what you try to say here is… you shot me to help me?” She snorted. “I won’t eat that.”

“It’s up to you whether you believe me or not.” Jurina let go of her hands and then she stood beside the bed. “Your father was a leader of famous mafia… that was why he put so many guards in your house and didn’t let you out freely. He knew that many people wanted to kill him and it was also made you in danger.”

Mayu woke up slowly. Her eyes were wet because Jurina dig her old wound back.

“Your father’s men already killed 2 assassins from my organization before I came because your security was really tight and good. Lucky for me at that time… I met you and you showed me the secret hallway so I could easily attack your house from inside.”

“How dare you-” Mayu wanted to yell at Jurina, but Jurina cut her words.

“I didn’t mean to use you at that time. I didn’t know that you are his daughter. I didn’t know that I would fall in love with you at that time. Everything was happened too fast, so please understand me. If I didn’t kill your dad, my boss could kill both of us.” Jurina sat on the floor and rested her back onto the wall. “It was hard for me too at that time. I even had a thought to kill myself at that time because I didn’t want to hurt you, but… it wouldn’t stop there. If it was not me, someone else would come to kill you and your family!! In order to save you, I had to do that. In order to make you live longer, I let myself brought the huge pain in my heart. I’ve sacrificed everything for you at that time.”

Mayu didn’t know what to say. She just stood there while watching Jurina… she saw Jurina cried while covered the face with hands. She looks so vulnerable now.

“As I said to you 3 years ago, you can take your revenge anytime.” Jurina stood again and then she took the gun near the mirror. “Here. Shoot me now.” She threw the gun to Mayu’s hand. “If you don’t kill me now, I will go and kill someone else. I have a new target and she is as strong as your father.” She closed her eyes and waited her fate.

“Didn’t you hear what I said before? I still love you.” Mayu let go of the gun. “There is no way I could kill you now.” She looked away. “Go away! Now!!”

Jurina opened her eyes. “Mayu-”

“I love you but it doesn’t mean I want to come back to you!!! You’re my parents’ murderer and I will always see you in that way!! Just wait until I don’t love you anymore… I will take my revenge right away.”

Jurina was supposed to be happy because she could live longer, but no… she was sad because of Mayu’s words. “Give me 2 weeks to kill my target and after that… I will go from your town forever. For your sake, I won’t let you see my face again. I don’t want to hurt you twice.” She took her gun and her twin knives. “I will never come back, so… please forget your pain. Goodbye.” She walked out from the room.

=================== To Be Continued ===================

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