Title: An Image To Develop
Previous Chapters: Chapter I
, Chapter II
Erica’s stop laughing when she realized that she’s the only one who’s doing so, talk about awkward. She cleared her throat and in a small voice said “Sorry”.
Jun watched her fiddle her fingers shyly before asking the same question that he had asked earlier “Where were you going?” Erica look at Jun as he continued what he’s saying “Especially with our picture you’ve just taken”
Erica took a step back, looking back and forth towards Jun and the others. She was aware that what she did was wrong but it was her policy to never delete nor let someone see her photos before she did.
“I’ll ask you again” Jun step forward near her “Where are---” Jun’s question was interrupted by someone’s, or rather a group of people talking near them.
At first, it was faint until it gradually grew closer to them making their conversation more audible. “Why of all time does she need to be gone today?” Someone said in frustration “ We’re very so--” someone was about to apologize when he was cut off by the other person “Sorry, will not help if we can’t find a replacement today”
“It's bad enough to have one less photographer but it's worse to let Arashi keep waiting just because of our mistake” another person joined in on the conversation.
The word ‘Arashi’ made the 5 guys, in the room with Erica, more attentive. “I wonder what happened” Ohno whispered and as a reply Nino smack him at the back before saying “that’s why we’re eavesdropping, you idiot”
“Those five has their own respective schedules and to bring those five together are already hard enough and now, things are a mess” The one who said the name ‘Arashi’ continued.
In the back of Erica’s mind, she was curious as to who were they referring to since she wasn’t really familiar about the celebrity world in Japan. She was really intrigue.
“Can’t help it, we need to talk to them about today’s photography before they start shooting for the TV special” And with that said, the door suddenly open, revealing 3 older men.
The three men was taken aback to see Arashi downstairs when they very well knew that they’re supposed to be upstairs.
The two guys was supposed to ask Arashi the question why they were there when one of them spoke first, and surprisingly it was towards Erica.
“What are you doing here, Erica?” The older man who has a camera on his hand. If the two older guys and Arashi was surprised, Erica was more than surprise to see her sensei before the official start of their classes.
“Konichiwa Miyagawa-sensei” Erica bowed her head in respect, like a proper lady before answering her teacher’s question “Since I was on vacation, I decided to take the trip to come here”
And as a sign of her real intention, Erica showed her sensei her camera.
Miyagawa nodded in understanding but his real question was still left unanswered “And?” The guys listened intently, curious to see one of the kindest photography that they knew being all serious on a girl, a student of his for that matter.
“And when I arrived here in Matsumoto castle, I kind of stumbled to find the 5 guys upstairs” And with an apologetic bow towards Arashi, she continued “I was mesmerized by how they got along that I ,unintentionally, caught a picture of them”
Miyagawa turned his attention towards Arashi for confirmation which the five nodded in confirmation. With that, Miyagawa took a step towards Erica and as if she already knew what it was, both of them bowed in apology towards Arashi.
“We’re deeply sorry for causing you trouble” Miyagawa apologize, overwhelming the the party
“Eh?!” Arashi shouted in surprise “Please don’t lift your heads up” Sho immediately told them.
“We’re totally fine with it, ne?” Aiba stated while looking back and forth towards the guys.
“And earlier we were chasing here because of it” Nino stated in a bratty tone, earning him a glare from the others “but yea, it’s fine” He added.
With that Ohno added “Please raise your head”
Miyagawa and Erica raised their head after apologizing again. “This is the first time I saw Miyagawa-san apologized for someone” Stated by one of the older guys.
“It was really quite unexpected” the other guy agreed
“Hajimemashite, Ando-san, Omora-san” Erica greeted and when she was about to greet the 5 guys,they were looking at her, intently “Hajimemashite Arashi-san”
Maybe, it was a sign from someone above, telling her that her troubled time shall start on that day. Because if only Erica was aware of it then surely she shouldn’t have press the button on her camera.
Next Chapter: Chapter IV