Reserved for Arienai! Group.
Yuki: Since when did you become this way?
Yuki: Since… / when have you become a girl…?
Matsuno: Since the beginning.
Yuki: But / uhm… // You used to be a boy. / When you were in school…
Matsuno: Yeah, / I was a coward then… // I was scared of being bullied by Miyata’s group…
Matsuno: But I was a girl at home. // My whole family knows and accepts me for it.
Matsuno: But / I’m different from how I was back then.
Matsuno: How did you know / it was me?
Yuki: I knew… // Because…
Matsuno: Wow! // So cute!
Yuki: But I think this yellow one suits you more.
Matsuno: You think so?
Yuki: In today’s fortune…
Yuki: It said it yellow was the lucky color of the day.
Matsuno: Really? // We’re both Geminis so it must be true for me too!
Matsuno: [Should I buy it?]
Yuki: Matsuno-ku… / Matsuno-san?
Matsuno: I’ve taken the “Yu” from “Yuji” and have adopted the name “Yuko” / so you can call me that. / What’s up?
Yuki: So, Yuko…chan… / You’re really a girl… // It’s not like you just enjoy dressing up.
Yuki: Then were you grossed out when I told you that I liked you a long time ago?
Yuki: I didn’t know why you wouldn’t give me a response.
Matsuno: There’s no way I thought it was gross!
Yuki: I’m such an idiot…
Yuki: You were so nice to me as a friend / and I took it the wrong way. // I wish you told me / sooner…
Matsuno: Oh… // wait a second…
Matsuno: I wasn’t grossed out at all. // I was happy. // You were my role model in the type of girl I waned to be…
Matsuno: I struggled with my identity was a male… // I hated myself but you told me you liked me and it saved me.
Yuki: For what?
Matsuno: For suddenly becoming this way. // It’s a relief for me being able to come out, but it makes everyone else uncomfortable…
Yuki: No, / I was a little hurt at first because I felt so rejected that someone I used to like became a girl… // But you’re still you. // Let’s become friends.
Yuki: We can, right?
Matsuno: I want to get surgery done one day.
Matsuno: Yup. I’m getting hormones injected at the moment. // I might be able to have surgery done since I have gender identity disorder instead of just a fetish for dressing up or for female body parts.
Yuki: Aren’t you scared?
Matsuno: Of course! / I heard its so painful!
Matsuno: The hormone medicine I’m taking now has horrible side effects too. // It’s tough.
Yuki: Wait / but I thought you couldn’t have that kind of surgery done in Japan…
Matsuno: It depends on certain conditions / and after numerous tests, only 2 people are selected per year.
Matsuno: It’s actually cheaper and more advanced in Thailand // but I think there’s significance in doing it in this country and having more people understand what kind of disorder this is.
Yuki: I think / you’ve gotten stronger than before…
Matsuno: Maybe. / There are lots of things I have to overcome.
Matsuno: Even if I have surgery done and become a woman, it doesn’t mean that society has accepted me. // Even if I lie on my resumes and applications, my insurance will reveal my secret. / I have to work out my family registration and work documents…
Yuki: Wow… // I have to become stronger too…
Matsuno: Why? / You are strong already. [You’re not freaking out about this situation either.]
Yuki: You think so?
Matsuno: Yeah, oh!
Matsuno: My stockings!
Yuki: You don’t have a spare?
Matsuno: I do.
Yuki: Then let’s head to the bathroom.
Matsuno: There it is. / Wait for me here.
Yuki: No, / I’ll come with you.
Yuki: I was actually holding it in for a while!
Matsuno: Oh is that the new color?
Yuki: Yeah, you want to try it on?
Matsuno: Oh / thanks…
Matsuno: OH! / Sorry! So sorry! // I just…
Matsuno: You were just so cute! / I violated your trust, I’m sorry!
Yuki: Huh? / Wha? / Wait…
Yuki: Yuko-chan… / do you like me?
Yuki: WHAT!? / I don’t / get it!
Matsuno: To tell you the truth, I liked you all along!
Matsuno: I don’t really have a preference on the gender that I like… // So when you told me you liked me I was really happy.
Matsuno: But I can only love you as a woman… // And I assumed you wouldn’t be interested in me this way because you fell for me as a man…
Yuki: Shouldn’t I decide what I’m interested in?
Matsuno: You’re right! / But if you just came into the bathroom with me, you accepted me as a woman, right? / Then I’ll confess! Will you date me, even as a woman?
Yuki: I DON’T KNOW!! / I’ve never even thought of that possibility!
Matsuno: Oh... // Of course!
Matsuno: Of course you haven’t…
Yuki: I’ve never thought of it… // Never!
Yuki: But I could // try.
The two had to over come many years after that but… // But at the end of that summer of 2000 // the tears of that day were warm and happy.