Your father was always busy with work, so most of the time he's never home which you despised, though you couldn't blame him for it. It was his job after all, right? You put on a floral-printed yukata on and a pair of traditional Japanese slippers. You twirled around like the child you were, giving him a big toothed smile. Father's eyes softened and he smiled, "If only your mother was here to see this..
Let's hurry so we can see the fireworks and make wishes! He chuckled and let go for a bit, just to lock the door. Father immediately grabbed your hand once he finished, you both walking to the nearby Japanese festival. You rubbed your chin with your free hand, narrowing your eyebrows a bit.
You puffed your cheeks a bit and let out a small 'hmph' noise. I'm gonna' tell you anyway! You looked up at him and then looked at the sky, your Father's eyes now pointed to you.
You raised your small hand in the air, like as if you were reaching out to the sky. You stopped walking and stood still, your Father following after. I wish for a best friend that will always be there for me, protect me, listen to me, treat me like I'm the only friend that they need. You looked up at your Father who just stood there in shock. I really hope your wish comes true. He raised his hand up and rubbed your cheek, "I'll help you make it come true, too.
He reached his hand out and you happily grabbed it, walking down the sidewalk and on your guy's way to the festival. After a while of hanging around in the festival, going to small stalls, making wishes, paying respects, it was finally time for the best part- the fireworks! You nodded and ran over to the cliff where the fireworks were going to be taken place, your sandals making clacking-like noises against the ground.
Everyone around you looked up at the sky with admiration, even though the fireworks still didn't start yet, everyone thought the sky was beautiful as it is. It was dark and the shimmering stars brought out the beauty the most.
The sound of fireworks being popped interrupted everyone's thoughts and admiration toward the sky, people saying small "oo's" as a sign of showing amusement.
Your Father rested his hand on your shoulder as you both looked up at the beautiful sky, fireworks exploding one after another. You smiled brightly as you saw a shining start making it's way across the sky, your eyes immediately widened.
It's a shooting star! He smiled and nodded, "Indeed, go make your wish now. They'll never replace me as their best friend, because I'm the only friend that they need. You only nodded and replied with, "I sure hope it comes true. You giggled and started to admire the colorful beauty of the sky, along with everyone else. After the fireworks were over, children groaned because of how soon it ended, elders clapping, people cheering, it was just such a beautiful sight.
You and your Father were walking down the sidewalk that you guys came from, starting to head towards your house. As you stared up at the beautiful cherry blossom shaped flower balloon, you were lost in your thoughts. Will they be nice? Will it be a girl? Or a boy, too! We could get married someday! What are you thinking of? We would get married when we get older!
You're too young to be thinking about that stuff! No boyfriend until you finish college! Your face flushed in embarrassment and you shook your head, "Yes, Dad!
He only laughed at your statement and nodded his head. As you continued to stare at the balloon, the wind started to pick up it's pace, blowing harder than it was before. You shielded your eyes with your arm, trying to avoid any dust that might sting in your eye, your other hand gripping onto the string of the balloon tightly- not wanting it to fly away.
Unfortunately for you, it happened. You lost your grasp with the sakura-shaped balloon, flowing away in sync with the wind. Since you didn't want to lose the balloon, you decided to run after it- thinking that you'd get it back.
You reached your hand out, reaching out for the string that connected with the balloon, the wind also blowing ten times harder. One arm was still shielding your eyes, as the other continued to reach for the flying balloon. I'm gonna' go get it!
You ran after the balloon, crossing the streets and not looking both directions like you were supposed to. The wind slowly started to get back to normal, slowing down it's harsh pace as you finally got closer to the string of the balloon. As you reached out for it, the only thing you felt and saw was a bright, yellow light. Before you could even realize, your body was struck with pain- mostly on the lower half.
Now you were laying on the cold and dirty road, blood splattered everywhere. Even though your hearing sense was muffled, you could hear people screaming. Why where they screaming? You tried to find out where he was, but instead you felt strong arms wrap around your back, trying to help you up. You somehow managed to take sight of your Father kneeling beside you with a worried look on his expression.