Kyosuke meets up with April at a club on the promised date and tries to get to know her a little bit.
I don't go out on Friday nights. I usually stay home and read. However, I was alive back then. Tonight, I'm meeting somebody. My eyes scanned the packed club. I shook my head under the colored lights. People come to these places for fun? I didn't understand it. Why not stay in for a quiet evening and read or be with family?
Suddenly, my phone buzzed. I reached into my jeans pocket and brought it to my face. I just got a text from April. I stared at the screen puzzled. Okay, how did she get my number? I opened the message rather curious.
Look up, I can see you.
I lifted my head towards the balcony. At first, my eyes scanned the people seated. I finally spotted a skinny arm flagging me down. I dialed the number and held the phone to my ear. I watched that arm pick up her own phone.
"Hello?" April asked.
"How did you get my number?" I asked.
"The boss," she replied. My face dropped.
"Watari-san did?" I asked.
"That's right," she said.
"Why would he do that?" I asked her.
"You've got me there," she answered. I narrowed my eyes at her words. It sounded like a set-up to me.
"Well, where are you?" I asked.
"I'm just above you," April said, "Come up and join me." I shrugged my shoulders.
"Alright," I said. I had to push my way to the stairs. I really don't like crowded places. The subway was bad enough, but at least I was going somewhere useful. This was just too much for me. I panted when I made it to the stairs. I looked around me and frowned. Is all of Tokyo here tonight? Damn this is a headache.
"You're almost there," April said, "Look up." I looked to see her motioning me over. Ah, finally. I quickened my pace towards her. She leaned on the table and smiled.
"Hi," she greeted me. I found myself taken by her blue-green eyes. Her make-up brought out their color tonight. I gave her a little wave.
"Hi," I muttered. She held out her hand to an empty chair in front of her.
"That's better," April said. I gave her a perplexed look.
"I don't get it," I said, "Why are we here?" She took a sip of her drink.
"To talk," she replied, "You wanted to get to know me, right?"
"Well, yeah but..." I said.
"Hm?" April asked with an eyebrow raised. I struggled to answer her, but let the issued drop.
"Never mind," I brushed off. April gave a little smile before taking another drink.
"Heh," she said. I gave her a blank stare. I don't understand her.
"So, what are we doing now?" I asked. April glanced over at me with a small smirk.
"Oh," she replied, "Just killing time." I blinked at her.
"Killing... time?" I asked.
"That's right," she answered.
"But why?" I asked. April shrugged her shoulders at me.
"Does there have to be a reason?" she asked. I slowly shook my head.
"Guess not," I said in a low voice. April smiled before she put her hand up in the air.
"Waiter!" she called, "Two more shots, please?"
"Oh, no," I cut in, "I don't drink." April turned her attention back to him.
"You don't?" she asked.
"No," I said.
"Why is that?" she asked. I shrugged and shook my head.
"Barely had the chance," I answered.
"Ah," April said. As I looked into those eyes of hers, I realized something. She could be so confusing, but I would love to hear her talking about anything. I ended up listening to her talk about nothing for the rest of the night.