Haneen splashed cold water on her face, shaking her head to stop the ringing her in brain. She blinked the drowsiness out of her eyes and then stared at her reflection.
Do I even want to fall in love? she asked herself. Thinking over her past, she never made any advances to spend any more time with her sister, whom she claimed to love beyond criticism from others. Yet she never made an effort to go the extra mile.
If I truly love her, I shouldn't keep hiding. That was she kept telling herself over the past few years. She let fear overcome her, putting up a fortress that refused to break down to admit her mistakes.
In the end, what did she really want?
The green haired twin stayed in the bathroom for a long while. As time passed, she thought back at over the past few days. So much had changed in her life and it all began with the fortune machine.
After some thought, she picked herself up from the counter and walked out. She didn't go back to the bar, heading straight for the exit.
Hanan caught a glimpse of her sister leaving. She almost dashed towards the door, except she remembered the obstacle in front of her.
"Why don't we take a seat?" Chishu said, waving his hand towards the seat in the far back. It was a nearly secluded place within the club in the darkness.
"No." Hanan said.
"Rather harsh of you, Hanan. I just wish to talk to you, that's all." he smiled innocently, yet his dark eyes told another story.
"I have nothing to say to you. Please move."
Chishu's right hand twitched. "Not even a moment of your time? Has your heart grown that cold since our last meeting? What happened to that cute, bubbly girl I once knew?"
"I was a fool," Chishu's eyes widened at her response, "No, I still am a fool. I should've known it was a mistake to date you... so I apologize for misleading your heart towards me."
The lanky man said nothing.
"I wish we didn't have to have this kind of relationship, Chishu-san. Maybe we can start over as friends so we-"
"Cut the bullshit."
Hanan was surprised by his sudden burst of anger. He glared menacingly at her.
"Someone like you..." Veins grew on his forehead. "Someone who can close off their emotions... shoot down a guy without a second thought... shouldn't be feeling remorse for me! I wanted to bring out your true self... but this shouldn't be it. You should be an emotionless tool."
"W-What?" the purple haired twin stepped back. She noticed a blonde foreign looking woman standing behind her, preventing her from moving away any further.
"Oh, I've never seen you this angry before, Chishu," the woman said, smiling, "This is getting exciting."
"Shut it, Momiji," the lanky man took a step forward, reaching his hand towards Hanan, "I was going to wait until we grabbed Haneen first, but since forced my hand-"
Another hand grabbed his arm. Eyes widened as Takako increased her grip.
"I should've known your creepy self would come here," she glared, "Just what did you think you were gonna do to Hanan, huh?"
Suko appeared behind Momiji, placing a gentle hand on her shoulder. "Don't try anything," she whispered into her ear, "or I'll break your fingers first."
A shiver went down the blonde woman's spine. She dared not to turn around, as if she would meet the face of a demon.
"Hanan," Takako said, "Go. We got this."
Hanan stood in silence for a moment. She then noticed Saru standing nearby at the bar, giving her a thumbs up. With a nod, she made her way to the exit.
"Unhand me." Chishu demanded.
To his surprise, Takako released her grip. "You don't have to tell me twice."
She and Suko departed back to the bar. Neither took a glance or uttered a final word of threat.
The lanky man gritted his teeth. "Damn. Seto was supposed to keep those away. Where the hell is he?"
Still within his hiding place, the blond man sat with a sad expression on his face. I couldn't follow Chishu's orders, or attempt to save Hanan... I truly am the worst.
Traveling down the steep road, both good and bad memories came back to Haneen. She and her sister would walk to school together, always without much worry. Some days they would talk like sisters, others they kept silence.
She enjoyed those small moments. The grey clouds didn't seem to bother her as much as before.
Upon reaching the familiar alleyway, Haneen stopped to look at the fortune machine near it. Expect, it wasn't there.
The green haired twin stood, perplexed. She recalled seeing it every now and then, if not just a day ago. However, there were no signs of it at all.
Did it even exist?
She began to wonder. What was the point of coming back here? Was she going to let a machine decided her fate?
Haneen stood there, staring at where the machine once was. Maybe it was a sign from the heavens.
Haneen snapped out of her train of thought to see her sister running towards her. Hanan stopped to catch her breath, sweating heavily.
"Y-You didn't tell me you were leaving! You could've at least told me!"
"S-Sorry. I was just-"
"Why are you so angry?"
"Because I thought you ditched me!"
Haneen tried to hold back a giggle.
"Don't laugh! I'm being serious!" Hanan puffed her rosy cheeks.
"I'm sorry! I really am!"
The twins felt something wet touch their faces. They both looked up to see rain beginning to fall.
"Ah, crap!" Hanan shouted, "Quick let's go the bus stop!"
"Yeah!" Haneen nodded in agreement.
Both sisters ran as fast as they could down the road. Eventually, they reached the bus stop at end just as the rain started to pick up.
"Whew," Haneen sighed, "That was close. Guess the weatherman's prediction was early."
"I'm wet," Hanan took off her purple cap, "This is all your fault, sis."
"I'll take responsibility."
"D-Don't say that! You're gonna make this sound like a Hentai!"
This time, Haneen couldn't resist breaking out into a laughing fit. Despite herself, Hanan slightly giggled at the situation.
The rain continued to pour as they sat down at the bench. For a few minutes, neither said a word, watching the rain in silence.
"Is it alright if I ramble for a bit?" Haneen said, her voice low. She felt her heart beating hard against her ribcage.
"Go ahead." Hanan said.
"Okay... um, I seriously don't want to make this sound cliché, but... the reason why Mom is upset with me is because I told something I kept hiding for some time. I told Takako, Suko, and Seto and Chishu knew about it for some time by themselves."
"Is it sometime I should know too?"
"Y-Yes... you most definitely! It's because... I, um..."
Hanan smiled. "It's because you love me?"
Haneen raised her purple scarf over her face, hiding her embarrassed face. "Y-You're not supposed to figure it out!"
The purple haired twin laughed. "I've watched enough Korean dramas to know where this is going. And besides, I really wanted to tell you something too."
Haneen lowered to stare at her.
"I..." Tears began to form in Hanan's eyes. "I don't deserve to loved by someone as amazing as you."
"W-What do you mean?"
Hanan wiped away the tears. "Ever since we were kids, you loved me not for my looks or a simple reason. I was so blind to realizing it. And then, I started to feel lust towards you. This entire time, I held these conflicting feelings instead of pure love like you've done for me.
"That's why I don't deserve this. I've always thought of what was best for you instead of considering your feelings. How could you love someone like me?"
Haneen hugged her. "You're not an awful person, Hanan! Don't ever call yourself that!"
"It's fine! You don't have to feel the same towards me! It's okay to tell me how you really feel! So please..." Tears streamed down her cheeks. She always knew there was a possibility of being rejected, but...
"Don't cry... please..."
"Sis... I'm so sorry..."
No other words were spoken. The twins stayed in the tight embrace, finally able to let their feelings release.