A Short Story | Volume One of Two ʷʳᶦᵗᵗᵉⁿ ᵇʸ ᵃᵒᶦᵘᵏᶦʸᵒ | April 15, 2020 Once. Only once did they meet. And, only once will they meet again. Yukio Tachibana was a Japanese pop sensation. He had no clue as to what life had to offer, since his whole life, he was trained to be a star. He was sent to the city and was isolated from his family while he was still very young. It caused him to lose his sense of emotion, feelings, and his perception of life changed drastically far from the average child's. But, on his break from working for a week, he traveled back to his hometown, just in time for a festival. Aika Watanabe was the complete opposite of Yukio. She wasn't anyone recognizable, and her reputation in school seemed to illustrate her as some kind of invisible being. She slowly accepted the fact that she wasn't someone very important, and decided to live up to her empty title. She didn't go to school either, at least, most of the time. But although she felt unwanted, there were people who cared about her, like her best friend, Emiyo Yamamoto - a classmate that attentively put her attention on Aika when she was ignored. On this one week, the festival of the fireworks, Yukio decided to attend, and for some reason, noticed the girl that no one ever listened, looked, or saw. This was the time, that Aika felt wanted, and this was the time, that Yukio felt something special. But they both knew it wouldn't last forever, they both knew, that they'd only meet once, and it just wasn't meant to be. Cover artwork is not mine. Cover edited by me.