A/N: Hello! Here's my new romance novel. The chapters will be short, mostly between 800-1200 words.
It's a little different from my usual writing, though I hope you guys like it. Thank you for reading!
I hate the sun in summer.
It's sweaty and painful. I especially hate having to wake up early, to find my eyes tearing because of the scorching sun. It also reminds me of things I don't want to remember, like that day when I turned 18 years old.
On that day, under the bright, bright sky, I walked out without looking back. Even though things ended up like this, I don't regret my decision. After all, if I started asking myself "what if" then I would trap myself in a never-ending cycle and that sort of thinking is troublesome. That's why I refuse to allow myself to be restricted in life.
Now that I think about, it's probably this character of mine that caused me so much trouble.
After getting out the taxi (which took me an hour to find), I took a deep breath and walked up to the house that hadn't changed at all. When the door to the house opened, I took off my sunglass and looked up at the mother and father couple. "I'm back." Ahh, please don't say anything about how ridiculous I am. Even I feel like I'm an idiot. Disappearing for 5 years without barely any contact and coming back with a four years old child...calling me an idiot probably wouldn't suffice.
Mom's eyes started turning watery and she held out her hands as if to hug me. When I thought she would gently pull me in her arms, she reached for the child I was holding. Of course.
"Come, come. You must have suffered, my cute grandson. Let's get you something good to eat." She said, patting the child and went inside the house.
Dad cleared his throat. "Well, don't just stand there. Come in."
I followed Dad inside the house and looked around. The inside hadn't changed at all. I sighed. How could things barely change in these years? Even my parents didn't seem to have aged much.
Mom sat in the living room with Aki, my 4 years old son and was asking him questions about his age, name and so on. The sound of Aki talking. The sound of Aki laughing. The sound of Aki excited. A very rare sound, filled with beauty and light. A sound that makes my heart jump out, because it was a sound that I could never get tired of.
Ahhh, Aki, my cute Aki! Show Mommy your sweet smile too!
When Mom saw me enter she turned to glare at me. "Your room is where it has always been. Unpack and go wash up. You smell of heavy perfume and makeup. How dare you dress so gaudy around your son?"
She started mumbling about how irresponsible I am and how I don't deserve such a cute loving child.
The first thing she says when she sees me is to criticize me...even her personality hasn't changed. But, my lips couldn't help but curl up when I thought of how she didn't ask me anything. A warm feeling traveled through my body, (no, it isn't because I'm hot) as I thought of the word family.
Just like Mom said, nothing in my room changed. It was to the point that there were no dust bunnies and even my clothes looked as if it was fresh out of the dryer. I laughed when I saw this. "She pretends as if she doesn't miss me but it's obvious that she thinks about me every day." (¬‿¬)
The bed sheets were clean and smelled nice and crispy. I jumped on the bed giggling and rolled around until I had enough. Laying on my back, I thought of everything that happened in the past 5 years. I tightly hugged the big stuffed panda bear Dad gave me for my 10th birthday and could no longer suppress my tears.
The light from the sun coming through the window made me cry even more. Burying my head in the panda bear, I eventually fell asleep once my tears dried up. Why can't summer be cool like it is in spring?
As I thought, I really hate the sun.