The conclusion of the end.
“#Oh yeah!#” she whispered.
“Beat it!” Yuko ordered. Emma did so. Yuko turned back to her man.
Meanwhile, Kazuma still danced like an idiot at the DJ booth at Ando’s party. Ando looked around bored. Kat sat at the bar drinking heavily. Their boys were talking and joking with a younger girl before she walked away. Ando walked around bored as the young approached him.
“Hi!” she chirped. “Enjoying your party?” Ando looked down at her. He was surprised to see such a cute girl close to his age. The birthday boy didn’t know what to say at first.
“Um,” he said. “Do I know you?” The girl gave him a sweet little smile.
“I’m Ayako,” she answered. “Friends with Fumio!” The girl looked over at Ando’s older brothers. Fumio and the other two waved at her. Ando looked at them as well.
“Oh,” he said flatly. “Right… Um… have I met you before?”
“Like a million times!” Ayako answered. “I asked your brother to invite me here tonight.” Ando nodded quickly as he looked over at his sisters.
“Right…” he said. The birthday boy shifted his eyes slightly confused. “Why is that?” he asked. Ayako looked at him sweet and innocent at first. Then, she stood on her tiptoes to lean in close to his ear. Ando slowly leaned down to her.
“I want to tongue you senseless, big boy!” she whispered to him. Ando was surprised to hear all of that. He looked at her stunned. The birthday boy cleared his throat. Ayako smiled at him still. Ando really didn’t know what to say at first.
“I…” he began to say. “Just to check! You’re not my cousin, are you?” he asked.
“No!” Ayako said as she shook her head giggling. Ando slowly began to look excited.
“You’re not related to me in any way?” he asked her almost burst.
“Nope,” Ayako said, shaking her head smiling. “Happy birthday, Ando!” Ayako then turned and walked away back to his brothers. Ando watched on. He became really excited now. He looked up at the ceiling.
“Thank you, Buddha!” he whispered overjoyed. The boy forced himself to calm again. He was just about to follow her when the microphone screeched loudly over the speakers. The birthday boy froze in his tracks and turned around.
“Good evening everyone!” Kazuma boomed. “And happy birthday to Ando!” Everyone around clapped. The birthday boy looked around as the spotlight flashed on him.
“He’s the apple of my sister’s eye!” Kazuma announced. The mother smiled proudly as the applause became louder.
“A great-Buddha fearing boy!” Kazuma added. Ando smiled a bit nervous.
“So that is why we have thrown a party!” his uncle boomed. “To celebrate his birthday… and his marriage to his cousin who flew in from China!” He held his arm out as if to introduce this cousin. Ando looked confused on that last part. In fact, everyone was lost and confused there. Whispers filled the room. Ando looked like a deer caught in the headlights. There went his chance to make out with Ayako… Everything became dead quiet. Kazuma smiled.
“Ahhh!!!” he yelled joking. “Got you! Had you going!” Everybody laughed. Ando rolled his eyes. Once again, Kazuma pulled an annoying joke on him. He wasn’t the only one who didn’t find it funny.
“I’ll kill him! I’ll kill him!” Inoue-san yelled over and over again.
“Come on everybody, let’s dance!!!” his son-in-law yelled. Kazuma cranked up the music again. Ando stared on at him glaring. He went off to find Ayako.
“Oh yeah!” Kazuma yelled out as he danced some more. “Alright! Here we go! Come on everybody, to the dance floor! Come on!” Everyone began to dance. Ando’s mom tried to get her father-in-law to dance with her, but he refused. She wouldn’t quit and won out in the end. Inoue-san danced with his daughter slowly.
“Oh yeah!!!!” Jack yelled as he came up behind Fujisaki and Casper. “It’s a deep-way chill! Hey dis old gee is kickin’ some serious moves! You get me? You get me?” He calmed down some. Jack began checking some girls that were walking by. He stopped one of them and changed his tone. Jack quickly put his arm around Fujisaki.
“Hey,” the dealer said sounding gentleman-like. “My friend here and I would so like to dance. Would you?” The girls looked at him and rolled their eyes. They headed out to the dance floor. The boys followed them. Casper watched on feeling left out. She headed away outside.
Arisu and her roommate were waiting for a bus at the station. The roommates was smoking some pot mixed with a little meth in a bong. She got her drugs after all. The girl began smoking faster and faster.
“Oh god!” she said happily. “Oh god! It’s wonderful!” Arisu smiled on at her.
“It’s cool,” she said. “I’m glad. I think… there is one more place I want to go.” The roommate looked up at her from her bong.
“Not now!” she insisted. “I’m smoking!”
“Okay,” Arisu said softly. The roommate smoked on happily.
“I never knew life could be so good!!!” she squealed, slowly drifting to happy-fun land. She laughed aloud as she smoked on. Arisu watched her with a smile on her face.
At the clinic, the small window to the padded cell slid open. Sid looked to see Simon and a nurse looking in. The nurse opened the door and Simon went inside. The door closed normally. Simon turned to the nurse on the outside.
“/It’s okay,/” he said. “/I don’t think he’s dangerous./” The nurse said nothing and walked away. The charming bastard turned to his dullard best friend.
“/For the moment,/” he mumbled. Simon smiled at his friend.
“/Well, that’s another fine mess you got yourself into!/” he said boldly. Sid looked down at himself embarrassed.
“/I have to find Arisu,/” he mumbled. Simon shook his head.
“/She’s not here, mate,/” he said. “/She’s gone away again./” Sid looked at him confused.
“/What?/” he asked. “/Well… Well I’ve got to tell her something. Do you understand me? I’ve got to find her! I… I love her!/” Simon stared at him for a moment.
“/Well,/” he replied. “/Well, well. We better attend to that need with better dispatch, my friend./” Sid looked at him blankly for a moment.
“/Simon,/” he said. “/You’re my best friend. But, I really don’t know what the f**k you on about most of the time. See how that matters?/”
“/Sidney,/” Simon spoke. “/I think on balance, it helps./” He turned to the door. They walked out to the door.
“/I reckon we’ll spot her, yeah?/” Simon asked once they made it to Sid’s dad’s car.
“/Yeah,/” Sid agreed. “/That’s it. Let’s go for f**k sake!/” They both got in and belted up. Sid looked around confused for a second.
“/Si,/” he complained. “/This is my dad’s car!/”
“/Yep,/” the other boy said. “/I went around to get your clothes. Your dad was watching the football . And I reckon we would get much faster if we nixed it!/” Sid looked on in shock for a moment.
“/Y-You stole my dad’s car again?!?/” he asked again.
“/Yeah, but I’ve got Darcy to worry about, haven’t I?/” the charming bastard asked. “/Suppose to keep an eye on her all of the time now that she’s a drug-fiend!/”
“/Huh?/” Sid asked as he looked in the backseat. Darcy sat in the backseat with her usual stoic face. She handed Sid the bag of clothes.
“/Better get changed, mate!/” Simon said. “/You don’t get the girl wearing Bermuda shorts, now do ya?/”
“/F**k it! Drive!/” Sid ordered. He took off his hat to change clothes.
“/A mission of love!/” Simon boomed as his best mate began taking off his shirt. “/Cool!/” He started up the car and drove off.
At the party, Ando and Ayako were making out as promised. Ando broke off the last kiss and stood up. He cleared his throat.
“God,” Ando mumbled to himself. “You are…” He cleared his throat again. “Totally… totally… fit!” Ayako giggled.
“I know,” she said. She pulled him closer to her again and they started kissing. Ando broke off and paused for a moment.
“I’m so sorry,” he said. “Somebody just has to meet you!” Ando quickly pulled out his phone and began dialing. He held up the phone to his ear. The birthday boy held up his hand to his fling. He waited while the phone rang.
Shuichi phone rang outside. He looked at it for a moment. The vocalist flipped it open at last. He heard it to his ear.
“Hi,” he said.
“Where are you, man?” Ando asked.
“I’m outside, An,” Shuichi answered. “It’s really f***g cold.”
“Come inside!” Ando insisted. Shuichi shook his head.
“No,” he said.
“Just come inside, man!” Ando insisted. “You’ve got to see this!”
“No, Ando,” Shuichi repeated as he rose up to his feet. “It doesn’t matter, I’m going, okay?”
“Shuichi!” his friend pleaded. “Shuichi! I’m coming!” The vocalist looked up at the community center. Ando came right outside in front of him. The birthday boy found the vocalist staring right at him.
“Please!” Ando pleaded at him. Inoue-san walked outside to the boys. Neither boy could speak with the phones to their ears. Ando’s grandfather peeked out the door. He looked and saw Shuichi.
“Shuichi!” he greeted him happily. He pushed his grandson and walked over to the vocalist. He held out his arms to hug the young man. Shuichi walked over to him.
“Hello Inoue-san,” he said. The old man hugged the vocalist. Inoue-san slowly let go.
“You’re just in time for the food!” he cheered.
“Grandpa, Shuichi is dating Yuki Eiri!” Ando blurted out. The old man didn’t listen.
“We’ve got a beautiful sushi platter!” he announced. “My daughter-in-law made it because she knows how much you like it!”
“Grandpa!” Ando called. “Did you hear me?” Shuichi swallowed slightly nervous.
“And the gyoza are just so perfect!” the old man continued. “Not too hard, not too soft. You know…”
“I’m dating Yuki Eiri, Inoue-san!!!” Shuichi blurted out. “For almost a year, now!” Inoue-san went quiet as he stared at him.
“Famous romance novelist?” he asked. Shuichi nodded. The old man’s smile dropped a little bit. Ando looked on nervously. Inoue-san smiled again.
“It’s a f***g stupid messed up world,” he said calmly. Shuichi looked on slightly odd. He looked over at Ando. His pal had the same expression he did.
“I’ve got Buddha,” the old man continued. “He speaks to me every day. Some things I just can’t work out, so I leave them be. Okay?” Shuichi nodded.
“Even if I think they are wrong,” Inoue-san summed up. “Because, I know one day he’ll make me understand. I’ve got that trust. It’s called belief. I’m a lucky man!” He turned to his grandson.
“Right?” he asked.
“Yeah!” Ando agreed smiling. “Yes, grandpa!” Inoue-san turned back to Shuichi.
“Come Shuichi,” he said. “The food’s ready.” The old man headed back inside. The vocalist looked over at his friend. Both boys relaxed. Crisis adverted, problem solved. Ando’s family accepted Shuichi’s relationship with Yuki after all. Someone sighed behind them. Shuichi and Ando turned around.
“#Jesus, Ando!#” Emma cried. “#Who’s the DJ?!? I mean, that’s… that’s commercial Pillows and even I think that’s crap!#”
“Can’t that bad, you know,” Shuichi answered. “They’ve got sushi and gyoza!” Emma looked on with a slightly blank food.
“#Are they your mom’s?#” she asked.
“Yep!” Ando said cheerfully.
“#Let’s go!#” Emma pepped up. The trio headed inside.
“I just had the best birthday present ever!” Ando bragged as they all put their arms around each other as they walked.
“#You got back with your best mate?#” Emma asked.
“No,” Ando spoke. “It’s even better!”
Meanwhile, Simon, Sid, and Darcy drove around looking for Arisu. They pulled up to the community center. The charming bastard stopped the car. Sid looked at his friend.
“/Coming in?/” he asked. Simon turned to his pal.
“/Go find Arisu!/” he said. Sid nodded.
“/Cheers Si,/” the dullard said. He opened the car door.
“/Sid,/” Simon said quickly. The other boy turned back to him.
“/This was found under your pillow,/” Simon told him as he handed him the note that Arisu wrote to him. Sid looked at it for a moment. Then, he turned back to his friend.
“/See ya,/” the dullard said. Then, he climbed out of the car and closed the door behind him. Simon sighed. Darcy climbed out of the car and got into the passenger seat. She closed the door behind her. Her older brother looked over at her.
“/Just you and me, sis,/” he said. Darcy sighed.
“/F***g wanker,/” she said. Simon looked at her confused.
“/Darc,/” he said. “/What are you talking about?/” She turned around to him.
“/Casper!/” Darcy answered. Her brother looked slightly defensive.
“/I tried!/” he reasoned. Darcy shook her head.
“/No,/” she said. “/Wanker!/” Simon looked really puzzled now.
“/I said sorry!/” he said.
“/Wanker!!!/” Darcy stressed to him.
“/Darcy!/” Simon said surprised. “/I liked it better when you didn’t talk!/”
“/Wanker!/” the little devil said again. She shook her head to herself. Simon stared on at her like she was a new exhibit in a museum. He sat up straight and looked in the rear view mirror. He saw Arisu walking around while her roommate puked in the garbage. Simon looked behind him quickly. He turned back to Darcy.
“/Stay here!/” he ordered her. The charming bastard quickly climbed out of the car and closed the door behind him. He walked over to the girls. Arisu looked up and noticed him.
“/Hi Arisu!/” Simon greeted her.
“Wow!” she said. “Hi Simon!” The charming bastard looked over at her roommate.
“/She alright?/” he asked. Arisu looked over at her roommate. The poor girl puked up the pot and meth into the trash bin. The Japanese girl turned back to her English friend
“The anti-tolerance pills are kicking in,” Arisu explained.
“/Bummer,/” Simon said.
“I’m leaving tonight,” Arisu announced. “Going Mongolia for the summer!”
“/Sid’s looking for you,/” Simon told her. Her face became slightly serious.
“Tell him goodbye for me,” she said. Simon at her for a moment.
“/Tell him yourself,/” he responded. Arisu felt uncomfortable.
“No,” she said. Silence passed on for a moment. Arisu forced all of her negative feelings down again.
“See ya, Simon,” she said. The girl turned to leave. Simon thought about what to do for a second.
“/No, wait!/” he said. “/I’ve got you a going away present!/” He hurried over to her as the roommate shut the trash bin. Arisu paused and turned around to him. Simon pulled out Sid’s letter to her and gave it to her.
“/I think you’ll want to see this,/” he said as he handed it to her. “/Style-wise, it could be improved, but it several clear strong points./” Arisu opened up the note and read it to herself. Simon walked away. Her roommate looked on at her. The words touched something deep inside of her. She tried to hold herself together as she and her roommate walked away.
Everyone danced like crazy at Ando’s birthday party. Jack pretty much hijacked the DJ booth and took over. Ando’s mom was fighting with the drug dealer to get back some control to her brother with no avail. Kazuma stood back and let Jack do his own thing. Ando and his friends all cheered at Jack for such a bold rescue. Shuichi and Ando danced together like idiots. Then suddenly, Yuko and some friends of her walked into the place. The group didn’t notice they were too busy enjoying the music. When the song ended, everybody cheered at Jack. Yuko tapped Emma on the shoulder.
“Excuse me!” she hissed at her rival. Emma turned around and saw the enemy glaring at her.
“Give it back!” Yuko demanded. “Hon!” Emma looked at her innocently.
“Huh?” she asked, playing dumb.
“My ring has gone bye-bye, bitch!” she hissed. “I’ve come over, all snapping!” Ando looked on at one of butch women with Yuko. She looked pretty scary indeed. Emma pretended to be shocked.
“#Well, I’ve heard that can happen!#” she said boldly.
“You looking for a touch of this?!?” Yuko snapped as she held up her fist in front of the girl. Emma still tried to act tough.
“Oh Yuko!” she said sarcastically. “We hardly know each other!” Yuko laughed out loud at the Aussie.
“You don’t want me and my bitches to gut you good!” the woman warned her rival. “Because they’ll take you lower that a dead dog’s dick!” The friends all stood together.
“Right,” Ando said. “Now they’ve lost me!”
“STOP IT!!!” a voice yelled to the brewing trouble. Ken-san raced over to them. “STOP IT, ALL OVER YOU!!! FOR F**K SAKE!!!” He made his way between them. The teacher looked over at Emma.
“Give it back, Emma,” he said. “Okay?”
“Give what back?” Shuichi asked the Aussie. Silence came between them all for a long moment. Emma reluctantly sighed.
“#Alright,#” she said at last. She reached into her jeans pocket, pulled out the box, and dragged it on the floor.
“#Sorry,#” she muttered as she knelt down to pick them up. She handed them back to her ex on her knees. Kazuma got excited.
“Ladies and gentlemen!” he announced. “We have a happy event! A really happy event, everyone! Woo!” Everyone applauded Emma and Ken on the “marriage proposal.” The romantic started up. Ken-san panicked.
“No!!!” he yelled freaking out. “No, no! It’s not that! Listen!!!” The applause grew louder and louder. No one listened at all. The teacher sighed in stress.
“#It’s yours, Ken,#” Emma said. “#If you want it.#” Ken-san looked on at her. They stared at each other for a long time. Ken-san slowly took the ring and slid it on his finger. He turned around to Yuko. He handed her the ring back.
“No,” he said. Yuko looked down at his hand. The teacher walked away sadly. Emma stood up in pride.
“#Yeah!#” she bragged. “#He loves me!#” Then, Yuko punched the Aussie right in the face. Emma fell straight to the ground. Everyone fell into panic. Fujisaki and some girls pushed Yuko away from Emma. Ando did a spinning kick on one of the bitches. She went KO really quick. Shuichi and his buddy took over fighting.
“Ando!!!” his mother screamed as the boy got thrown to the floor by another one of the bitches. As the fight intensified, Sid walked right into the chaos.
“/Has anyone seen Arisu?/” he asked loudly. One of the bitches head butted him. The dullard fell straight down to the ground. The fighting worsened from there. Fujisaki kneed one of the bitches in the stomach hard. She sank to the ground in pain and Fujisaki smiled and walked away. Shuichi walked over to aid Ando, but the bitch grabbed him by the ankle and dragged her back to him.
“Someone call the police!!!” the mother screamed. Fujisaki walked from a corner. The fighting got worse and worse. Emma lifted her head and looked around happily. She slowly lied back down.
Meanwhile, Sid read Arisu’s letter in the men’s room. Each word hurt worse than the last. He looked in the mirror in sorrow. Simon and Darcy pulled up in a street on the outside. Casper said in a bathroom stall in the ladies room crying. She had her mobile in her hand hoping for Simon to call her again. Suddenly, her phone rang. The hippie opened it up and put it to her ear.
“/Hello Simon,/” she sobbed.
“/Casper?/” the charming bastard asked.
“/What?/” the hippie asked. Simon had gotten out of the car for better phone reception. The charming bastard was on his own personal mission of love.
“/Casper,/” he said. “/I want to talk to her./”
“/I can’t hear you,/” the hippie said.
“/Casper, listen,/” Simon said.
“/Simon?/” his former bird asked.
“/Bad signal?/” the charming bastard asked. “/Hang on!/” He began walking into the middle of the street. Casper looked at her phone as she waited. She held it back up to her ear.
“/Can you hear me now?/” Simon asked in the middle of the street.
“/Simon?/” the hippie asked.
“/I need to tell you something,/” Simon announced. Casper listened on.
“/I’m a twat,/” Simon confessed. “/I don’t know why I’m like this. Maybe I can change./” Casper began to cry again.
“/I can change,/” Simon insisted. Casper cried on at his words.
“/You’re the only one,/” her ex pleaded. His girl sobbed hard on the other line.
“/The truth is,/” Simon continued. “/The truth is, I love you./” Suddenly, the charming bastard turned around when he heard a horn honking at him. Then… WHAM!!! The bus sped on screeching to a halt.
“/SIMON!!!!!!/” Darcy screamed in the car.
“/Simon?/” Casper asked on the other line. The phone went dead. “/Simon!/” she yelled again.
“/SIMON!!!!/” Darcy screamed again. She leapt out of the car and ran all the way over to her seriously injured brother.
Back in the bathroom, everything slowly wound down together.
Men in the bathroom: La, la, la, la, la, la ,la ,la, la, la-a, La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la-a, La, la la la la la la la la la-a, La, la, la, la, laaa
Sid: Now that I've lost everything to you/You say you wanna start something new/And it's breakin' my heart you're leavin'/Baby, I'm grievin'
(Arisu stands outside of the clinic with her luggage waiting to go as the taxi drives up to pick her up. She is in deep conflict about Sid and leaving. Arisu gets in with her luggage.)
Sid: But if you wanna leave, take good care/Hope you have a lot of nice things to wear/But then a lot of nice things turn bad out there
(Sid walks out of the community center and pass Casper trying to call Simon.)
Sid: Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world/It's hard to get by just on a smile, girl/Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world/I'll always remember you like a child, girl
(Darcy sitting on the ground with Simon as looks to the sky in desperation. She breaks down into tears.)
Simon: You know I've seen a lot of what the world can do/And it's breakin' my heart in two/Because I never wanna see you sad, girl/Don't be a bad girl
(Casper stands outside of the community center still crying and worrying about her bloke. Inside, Ando is cuddling with his girl. Fujisaki and Jack cuddling with their dates. Shuichi and one of the bitches are close like friends now.)
Simon: But if you wanna leave, take good care/Hope you make a lot of nice friends out there/But just remember there's a lot of bad and beware.
(Sid on the bus riding home and remembering all the happy and bad times with Arisu.)
Sid: Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world/It's hard to get by just on a smile, girl/Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world/I'll always remember you like a child, girl
Back-up singers: La, la, la, la, la, la ,la ,la, la, la-a, La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la-a, La, la la la la la la la la la-a, La, la, la, la, laaa
(Sid gets off of the.)
Sid: Baby, I love you/But if you wanna leave, take good care
Bus Driver: Hope you make a lot of nice friends out there
(Sid walking through the city.)
Sid: But just remember there's a lot of bad and beware/ Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world/
(Emma stands outside of Ken-san’s apartment looking in. Ken-san looks out at her.)
Sid and Emma: It's hard to get by just on a smile, girl/Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world/I'll always remember you like a child, girl
Sid, Emma, and Ken-san: Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world/It's hard to get by just on a smile, girl
Sid: Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world/I'll always remember you like a child, girl
At last, Sid found Arisu sitting on a bench looking at the city as the sun rose. He sat down and joined her. The Japanese girl looked at him. She had his letter in her lap. Arisu lightly held his hand.
“Hi,” she said.
“/Hi,/” Sid said back. Looks like the start of a beautiful relationship!