'Oh my gosh, Taiga, not only is your mother going to freak but you still have an entire roomful of guests awaiting your return. Are you sure you'd be fine looking - like this?'
Ami gestured at Taiga who looked down consciously and her cheeks immediately flushed fuchsia. Her last layer of white robe had became translucent in the water and her inner wear was clearly outlined. Ryuuji instinctively covered his wife in a protective stance and glared at a helpless looking Kitamura who looked away frantically.
'Come on kids, get out of there and put this on Taiga.'
Minori handed Ryuuji one of the robes Taiga had previously discarded and they carefully packed the bride in layers of robes so she would neither been seen in this state nor catch a cold. Ryuuji was soon decked in his black robe and shivered in the chilly cold.
'Seriously I wouldn't say I'm the least surprise to find chibi-chan behaving so impulsively, but even Takasu?'
Even Sumire took the chance to mock the inappropriate couple while standing next to a somewhat reserved looking Kitamura who was trying to overcome the glare from his usually gentle best friend.
Taiga was grinning ear to ear when she looked up at Ryuuji, and Ryuuji smiled back despite his tendency to shudder in the cold every now and then.
'Well, we can't help it since this place -'
'This is where it all began.'
From Tiger’s Balm fanfiction chapter 29, click here to read it all
But she could never forget Taichi completely, and she pestered him with countless postcards and calls in hope that he would return back to their lives once more. Sometimes, she suspects that the universe has been mocking her - the three of them could never be reunited properly. First, Arata was away from their lives, and now it was Taichi. When Arata was away, she missed the euphoria and thrill he brought into her life with Karuta and wished that they could have the chance to have that all once more. There were moments when she realized that the emotions were dangerously close to love, but she never once wanted to admit them. In the past time to time again, she would encounter challenges in Karuta and Taichi would always be there for her. He was her safety net, and she depended on him for so many things, the moment he was gone her heart crumbled. It was hard to differentiate if Arata’s timely entrance in her life meant something other than a comfort, and she needed Arata to figure this out together.
Taiga’s small hands plucked up the heavy cluster of cloth that made up her white, wedding kimono as she ran down the hall in her petite wooden sandals. Ryuuji who was in a similarly heavy black kimono with golden embroidery ran after her with great effort, his mind racing through a million worries. There were simply too many reasons that came to mind as he tried to pin-point Taiga’s outrage, and his heart crunched painfully beneath his rib cage every time he recalled Taiga’s assumption that he would leave her for someone else. How could that ever be possible?!
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Chihaya chuckled at the memory, ‘Oh, you looked like such an idiot back then! You were boasting about how much pocket money you were given during the New Year that you didn’t even notice me standing there and tripped!’
Taichi put his hands on his hips insolently, ‘And you still dare to laugh at me after all these years? I had a shoe in my mouth after I fell, it’s a good thing my shoes are being washed regularly!’
Chihaya shrugged pretending to be unconcerned, ‘Yeah, that was the most ungraceful fall. We weren’t even friends yet at that time, but you looked so much like you were going to cry that I just had to help you up.’
Taichi smiled at the thought, ‘you sure did, and we became friends ever since.’
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'What if the reason why Arata rejected me years ago was because he is indeed in love with Taichi after all?!' The thundering revelation resounded throughout the café and the sound of crashing glass can be heard from the kitchen. Nishida looked at Arata awkwardly, and felt empathy for the poor boy who had heard Chihaya's impossible deduction in such an unclear situation from another room.
'I'd go and find out from them what is going on but would you be alright clearing up the broken glass by yourself, Arata?' Nishida asked Arata tentatively as he slowly approached the door, extremely worried that any sudden movement would trigger Arata to behave irrationally.
After years in the Chihayafuru story, the team re-unites to prepare for Taichi’s (surprise?) birthday party.
'Well, well, well. After being in love for three years or so, you've gone soft haven't you? That's all to this, you're letting him off so easy?' Ami took a risky gamble and turned the tables on Taiga who remained eerily silent. Her hands were paused in mid-air, and she appeared to be contemplating Ami's observation. Seeing that Taiga had taken the bait, Ami threw the next line hoping that this would catch the fish for real. 'You should know that once you walk away, all he'd suffer from is humiliation that he could recover over time or money gone down the drain that could be earned back eventually. This form of revenge really doesn't hurt that badly, you know?'
An unexpected turn of events at Ryuuji and Taiga’s wedding. Will our dramatic couple make it? Here is how it happened.