It was a sunday afternoon when she decided to go to her near by Library. To her, it wasn't exactly just some near by Library. It wasn't as good looking neither did it have the most social librarian. Maria just so happens to see a few old friends there.
Although, nobody would have expected a certain Korean to be going along to this calm, quiet and peac-
"Shhhh!!" The old Librarian shushed him with a look of irritation. Yong Soo could only bow his head slightly and apologize, slightly speed walking towards the young Filipina.
"What brings you here, Yong Soo?" She whispered ever so softly.
"I just so happen to pass by" He whispered, a bit louder than obvious. Which made the librarian shoot him a glare. Maria had to eventually bring him away from the Librarian and further into the Library. Hopefully, Yong Soo wouldn't be heard that way.
"No, I mean, what brings you to Philippines?" She asked.
"Oh, you didn't know? Kiku's here too!" Yong Soo chuckled a bit. This shocked Maria only ever so slightly. Though, she couldn't help but wonder why they were here but before she could even ask, Yong Soo already opened his mouth.
"He said he wanted a change of scenery."
"Oh." Maria said. "but couldn't he have just went to other countries? Like, say, Korea? That's closer, no?"
"Yeah but, I was already planning on visiting you so I brought Kiku along." He raised his arm, pointing at the second floor to a familiar Japanese man scanning through books at the 'Fictions' Area.
"Which brings me back to my question" She said, looking back at Yong Soo. "Why are you here?"
"What is it wrong to visit my favourite waifu?" He teased, almost smirking.
"Please." She grinned. "The only person that would love you is your mother."
"Ouch." He pouted. "That's mean, Maria."
"I was just kidding, Yong Soo." She giggled as she turned around to the 'History' Section. Letting her fingers feel the books as though she had the ability to scan them with her fingers and then know what the title is. Obviously not, since the titles are already written on that side of the books.
"I apreciate you visiting me but this week, my brother might want to take his turn on breaks."
"How long have you been on breaks?"
"Damn, you're lazy."
"It could've been Six Months but then ... erm" She coughed. "The typhoon in Mindanao ... Meshal was really hurt ..."
"Oh." He said awkwardly. "ASEAN and Kiku was a big help wasn't he?"
"They were a great help." She smiled while her back was still facing Yong Soo. Soon, the korean stopped following her around. Although, his gaze never ceased to stop watching her through the gaps between the books while she was on the other side.
"You getting a book or what?"
"What do you have here?"
"A lot of books." She said sarcastically. "There's a lot of stories I've been through. What are you wanting specifically?"
"... The usual" He smiled.
She just sighed. "Okay then." Picking out a book from two selves above her. Like she already knew it was there. Which she did, since she knew this place ever since the day it was planned and built.
"The Truth about Forever?" She suggested, without passing the book to him.
"I'll take it to consideration."
"Hmmm." She stood there, in deep thought. Until she quickly looked at him. "Easy then?"
"Pride and Prejudice"
This went on for the whole afternoon, Kiku noticed them but decided to leave them be as he found his own quiet spot. Away from them, or at least, in the perfect distance to at least see what they're doing and saying without them seeing him. That would just ruin the mood. After all, what is more beautiful than seeing two lovers looking for the right love story?
It seems cliche to him but he didn't mind taking this into consideration. He quickly took out his notepad and his pen, making sure to write down the important parts of his new born story. He was sure, this new born story will be of Mei's liking but what might the title be?
"Ah" he said softly, scribbling down some words and cutting out others that seemed too cheesy or too dull and boring. He wanted something that suited the story, that made the reader snap their fingers and finally realize what it meant but at the same, sound interesting.
He looked up, only to find Yong Soo and Maria laughing quietly as they opened up a book. Judging from the cover, it was 'Fifty shades of Grey' Kiku only sweated but went back to his notes.
"Yong Soo!" She whispered harshly. "Put it back! You're not taking it!"
"Please, Maria. I'm old enough" He laughed.
"You're going to get Ideas!"
"For what? Our honeymoon?"
She blushed a deep red but quickly frowned, shooting towards him and attempting to grab the book from his hands. Although, failed greatly. Yong Soo managed to keep the book out of her range, unfortunately, whilst trying to step back, he tripped on his own two feet. Stupid and clumsy, which resulted to fall ass first. Followed along, Maria who landed on his chest, as he grabbed her fore arms to balance her a bit.
"You okay?" He grunted a bit.
"Yeah." She laughed slightly. "You?"
"Not one scratch."
She smiled. "Clumsy Kid."
"I'm older than you!"
She only giggled. Getting up after retrieving what she wanted in the first place. Then noticing a black haired man in the distance, eagerly writing something down in a small yellow notepad. She didn't even notice herself smiling.
"Hey, Yong Soo?" She said getting his attention.
"I'm leaving now."
"Aww! Can't me and Kiku come along?"
"I'm not going home." She said to him. "I'm travelling tonight to Davao."
"Oh." He sighed. "Okay then. When can I see you again?"
She shrugged and smiled. "I don't know."
Maria walked towards the Librarian who whispered into her in their native language. Yong Soo noticed Maria blush, wide eyed then looked at Yong Soo, who never even noticed how long he was staring at her. She just smiled at him, then left the library.
For some reason, everything felt empty, not because it was quiet in the library but ... well, Yong Soo couldn't quite point it out. He just turned around and quickly noticed Kiku sitting in the distance. Before he ran over to him, his eye caught a book on the ground. Without hesitating, he quickly put it back in it's rightful place.
Yong Soo didn't feel his lips curl into a smile. He only remembered everything that happened today with them. Especially when she was so close to him trying to get the ...
Wait a minute ...
He looked back at the Librarian that looked at him -probably have been for a long time- with a wide grin as he blushed furiously and looked away, cursing under his breath.
"She took out that porno book that little--" He just paused in anger then changed to laughter.
"Smart ass ... That's what I like about you."