C7 4th EGO (1.2)
AFTER that incident, Shimada-senpai has stopped having sex with me. Inisip ko na baka tambak na ang mga gawain niya at mahirap isingit ang private session namin pero napansin kong iniiwasan niya rin ako. He made sure not to meet my gaze, not to be alone with me, and even not talk to me except for business reasons. And I didn’t understand quite well why he was acting that way.
Hanggang ngayon ay hindi niya pa rin binibigay ang kanyang desisyon tungkol sa kliyente naming si Fujiwara Ichi. If I remembered it correctly, the client gave us at least a week to give our feedback about his offer. Could it be that Shimada-senpai forgot?
“Excuse me. Shimada-san, may bisita ka.” It was Moriya-san who said that.
Awtomatiko akong napatingin sa direksiyon ng aming boss para makita kung ano ang magiging reaksiyon niya and he looked a bit confused. It’s not unusual to have visitors once in a while but this was the first time that someone, whom I didn’t know yet, paid him a visit since I got here. It kind of… stirred my curiosiy.
“Sino daw?” tanong ni Shimada-senpai kay Moriya-san.
Inayos muna ni Moriya-san ang suot na salamin bago sumagot, “Acchan daw po, boss.”
「Acchan?! What the hell?!」I exclaimed in my mind.
“What? But I just told him last night na ako na lang ang pupunta sa kanya,” tila inis na turan ni Shimada-senpai before exhaling. “Never mind. Tell him that I’ll meet him at the lobby.”
Napakamot naman si Moriya-san sa kanyang ulo bago tumingin sa pinto at kasabay ng paglingon niya ay bumukas ito at sumulpot ang isang lalaking may suot na salamin.
May katangkaran ito na katamtaman lang ang pangangatawan. May kahabaan ang kanyang buhok na abot hanggang balikat, mukhang maykaya, at isa siyang lalaki. He looked a little plain to me but something about made me uneasy.
“Kicchan!” tawag ng lalaki kay Shimada-senpai sa pamilyar na paraan.
「Kicchan?!」I thought to myself while trying to grasp the whole situation.
Shimada-senpai’s reactions were both surprised and annoyed. “Ano’ng ginagawa mo rito, Izumi?!”
Namaywang ang lalaki bago ito kunwaring nadismaya. “Eh? Why are you calling me by my last name? It’s ‘Acchan’!” giit nito sabay nag-pout pa.
「What the fucking hell was that?!」
I saw Shimada-senpai gulp bago ito inis na tumayo at nilapitan ang lalaki. “Geez. Let’s talk outside, Izumi,” aya niya rito at naunang umalis palabas si Shimada-senpai patungo sa lobby.
“Why?” nagtatakang baling ng kulugo sa kanya.
Nagtaka din maging mga katrabaho ko sa kanyang pagdating. So that must mean that they didn’t know the person, too.
I was about to ignore the two nang mahagip ng mga mata ko ang pag-akbay ng lalaki kay Shimada-senpai and he didn’t seem bothered by it. They walked pass by me and just before I could speak, the guy looked at me with curiosity.
“Kicchan, who is he?” asked the weird four-eyed freak while staring at me hard.
Nag-alangang sumagot si Shimada-senpai pero pinilit niya pa rin, “He is Okuda Ryuichi, my new subordinate,” pagpapakilala nito sa ‘kin.
Nanlaki naman ang mga mata ng baliw at lalo akong tinitigan. “Heh…? Ako nga pala si Izumi Aki. I am Kicchan’s—”
“Izumi, tayo na!” putol ni Shimada-senpai sa kanya sabay hila dito palabas ng opisina.
“Eh? Aren’t you going to tell him who I am?” parang baliw na baling nito kay Shimada-senpai but he was ignored.
“Just shut up and go already! I’m still at work, you know?!” pambabalewala sa kanya ng aming boss and he finally dragged the four-eyed weirdo out.
What the… hell…? I was dumbfounded. Who the hell was that guy?!
“Mukhang matagal na silang magkakilala,” biglang pakli ni Moriya-san.
“You think so?” I faced him.
“Wala kaming alam tungkol sa private life ni Shimada-san kaya base sa pagtrato niya sa lalaki, mukhang magkaibigan sila. Well… para sa isang kagaya ni boss na isang Alpha, nakakapagtaka na wala pa siyang mate,” ani Moriya-san.
「That’s because he’s actually an Omega!」I shouted in my mind.
“Y-yeah,” I agreed hesitantly.
“Izumi Aki. Izumi… Aki…” Moriya-san muttered to himself bago ito biglang napapitlag. “Ah!”
“Fuck!” Napamura naman ako sa pagkagulat at nilingon kami ng iba. Nang tapunan ko sila ng medyo naiinis na tingin, kaagad din silang nagkunwaring abalang ginagawa ang kanilang mga trabaho.
“Parang narinig o nakita ko na ang pangalan niya kung saan,” ani Moriya-san and he hurriedly typed the guy’s name on the browser and searched for possible answers. “Sabi ko na nga ba!” he exclaimed.
“What?” What was his deal, fidgeting like that and all?
“Isa siyang licensed Alpha doctor. He specializes in giving check-ups and prescription medicines sa mga Omega na may irregular heats. Maganda ang reviews niya. Alam mo na? May nabibiling suppressants sa local drugstores pero may ilang Omega na kinakailangang magpatingin sa doktor kung hindi tumatalab sa kanila ang ordinary suppressants.”
「Irregular heats? Come to think of it, Shimada-senpai’s been experiencing his heat too often. Sa pagkakaalam ko ay once or twice in a month lang dinadalaw ng heat ang isang Omega.」
“Wait. He’s an Alpha?” I suddenly asked.
“Huh? Si Shimada-san ba? Oo.”
“No! I mean, the other guy!”
“Oo?” patanong na sagot ni Moriya-san.
「If that guy was really an Alpha, what will happen if Shimada-senpai suddenly goes into heat while being with him?!」My thoughts started to make me act unnecessarily these past few days.
“Moriya-san, give me Izumi’s contact details and address to his clinic,” biglaan kong utos sa kanya at nagtaka ang aking kausap.
“B-bakit? Magpapa-check-up ka ba, Okuda-kun?” he curiously asked.
“Just do it,” giit ko at balisang kinapa ni Moriya-san ang kanyang laptop.
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Sa araw ng aking day off, napagpasyahan kong puntahan ang clinic ng nasabing doktor. It seemed that his clinic is open anytime. It’s not that I was worried about Shimada-senpai but if that guy ever took interest on him…
「Why am I so worked up over something like this?」
I managed to reach his clinic without any hassle. Hindi ito kalakihan at mukhang disente naman para sa isang doktor na kagaya niya na may magandang pangalan. First, I went to see his secretary who happened to be a guy. Talk about an unusual secretary.
“Ano’ng pangalan nila?” tanong ng lalaking secretary sabay titig sa akin. He was a huge, scary looking guy who was almost as tall as me and had a great build, too. His hair was shaggy and a bit messy and wore a stupid look on his face as if his mind was flying off somewhere despite looking at me directly. I don’t get why he was here but I guess you can’t really judge a person by their appearance.
“Okuda Ryuichi,” I answered and he listed my name at ilang sandali ring sinuri ang log book na hawak nito bago ako binalingang muli.
“First time mo magpa-check-up dito, sir? Wala kasi akong mahanap na record,” he asked.
“Well… I am not here for a check-up. I need to have a word with Izumi,” pagbibigay-alam ko.
“You mean ‘Izumi-sensei’?” the guy corrected in a happy tone. Okay, that was unexpected. His expression suddenly changed after hearing the doctor’s name. “Are you in a rut, sir?” he suddenly asked.
“Rut? No!” mabilis kong tanggi. And how the hell did he know that I was an Alpha? Was it obvious? I was not emitting any Alpha pheromones though.
“Bukod sa Omega suppressants, nagpre-prescribe din ng gamot para sa Alpha rut si Izumi-sensei,” pagpapaliwanag nito.
「Oh, I see. It wasn’t like I cared, anyway. Ang Alpha doctor ang ipinunta ko rito,」I sarcastically thought.
“Okay. But is he in today? I really have to talk to him,” pag-iiba ko ng usapan.
“Oh. Okay, maghintay ka muna dito, sir. Itatanong ko muna kung ayos lang na may makipagkita sa kanya ngayon.’’ After that he offered me a seat and I silently waited.
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