Jett had a sudden chill run down his spine at hearing Ms. Mako’s voice behind his head. For two reasons, he had not heard her come up behind him and it scared him a little. Also, it was a voice one did not get tired of hearing in his opinion, her calling him Jetty despite how much he hated that name, sounded nice coming from her lips.
He quickly jumped to his feet, his hand which held the necklace instinctively went behind his back. His face red as he was face to face with his childhood celebrity crush once more. M-Mss. Mako! Why would you say I’m mopey?
He asked. He must admit, he did not really want to talk about one of the girls he had a crush on, with another woman who he also had a crush on. Despite him knowing there was no chance in hell he would ever be in that position with Ms. Mako. Still It was a little embarrassing. ”You’re sitting on a bench, looking miserable and contemplative with a faraway look in your eyes like you’re dwelling on something,”
Mako responded, grinning. ”I believe the term for that is mopey. So, what’s got you down?”
Jett scratched the back of his head, she did have him there. The thoughts raced through his head, what if he did tell her? Would she tease him?“Um… “
he turned red again. “I Just met one of my best friends again after six months…”
he continued to explain all what happened only a few minutes before in a shortened summary. “I just can’t but help but think I’ve ruined our friendship.”
Mako straightened back up, and her tone became less ‘put-on’ and more genuine, as her eyes opened and she sighed. ”Friendships are a lot harder to break than that. She just needs some encouragement that her fears and insecurities are misguided. You’ll need to talk to her again, maybe a few more times, before she’ll really open up to you. I never guessed you’d be this popular with the ladies already, though!”
He nodded, “but I tried that! I told her that, but she is so stubborn. Why would she even think I wouldn’t like her if she lost a leg. It’s like she never knew me.”
He whined a little.
When she mentioned she wouldn’t have guessed he would he popular with the ladies already. He didn’t get why she said that. “What do you mean?”
He said while playing with the necklace. ”I’m not going to talk to you about ladies,”
Mako replied, ”as that’s something you really have to figure out yourself. I will say that you’re now of the age where you should start asking yourself if any of the girls you flirt with now like you in that way. I will say something about Haruka, though. Well, more about myself. See, after I started stealing things, I got on badly with my parents as you can imagine. After I became a professional thief, we stopped talking entirely. But not long after I was sent to jail, they asked to visit me. I venomously refused. I refused a visit from them numerous times, for months solid. I didn’t know what they were going to say to me. Deep down I didn’t really believe they’d give me words of scorn, or ‘I told you so’ or disown me. But I was afraid of finding out.
But they didn’t give up, and finally I conceded and accepted a meeting. We reconciled on that day, and they told me they’d always love me and support me. It was actually their love that made me first consider going straight after I get out, though it wasn’t the main reason I finally decided that. But I love them because they didn’t give up. Did you get the moral of this story, Jett?”
When she brought up the flirting...he instantly thought of Mina, and Haruka. Jett listened intently to her personal story. He was surprised she gave him such a personal one...he only met her that day. At first he didn’t understand the reasoning of her telling that story, he looked down as his eyes moved back and forth, as if he was looking at the comparisons to Ms. Mako and Haruka’s story side by side.
Similarities slowly aligned together and he looked up, realizing he was supposed to be the one to never give up and continue to try and maintain their friendship despite Haruka’s stubbornness. He nodded his head and looked up to Ms. mako with a renewed look of confidence on his face. “Yes, though it might take time, don’t give up on her.”
He smiled. “Thank you.”
Mako nodded, then stretched and yawned. ”Gotta keep my number one fan happy. Is there anything else that’s on your mind? Because if not I’m gonna go get drunk now.”
Jett was surprised, he didn’t think of ms. Mako as a drinker. Made him instantly wonder what kind of Drunk she was, and kinda wanted to see it. But that was not for him to ask.Shaking his head, he managed a smile. The fact she mentioned him as her number one fan. No, thank you though. I should just head back and unpack my things. Thank you for taking time out of your day to help me.”@Aerandir