Tag: Romance

Manga Review: I Married My Best Friend to Shut My Parents Up

Manga Review: I Married My Best Friend to Shut My Parents Up

At some point, whether it was while watching a reality television show, seeing some kind of scandal online or in the press, or hearing just from other people, we’ve all heard about some kind of fake marriage. Some have gone into fake marriages with complete strangers in order to gain citizenship in certain counties. There was even news circulating about fake public marriages in order to hide some kind of secret publicity stunt. And even in some media, we’ll see a plot of a movie or novel where two people got drunk and married in Las Vegas.

But have you heard about people who married their best friend so that their parents would leave them alone? In case you didn’t pay attention to the title of the manga, that’s actually the main plot of this new story.

Published by Seven Seas Entertainment and written by the author of NTR Netsuzou Trap, Kodama Naoko released a new standalone manga that hits the heartstrings of yuri romance fans. I Married My Best Friend to Shut My Parents Up follows the story of Morimoto, a young female professional who’s parents won’t leave her alone about settling down and marrying a man. Continue reading my review of I Married My Best Friend to Shut My Parents Up

100 Word Story – Grades (Finale)

Mary went into the trunk of car to grab more rope while I finished binding up the man’s wrists. He tried to struggle his way off of the ground, so I slammed his head down, knocking him out.

Mary came back and handed me the extra rope, noticing the man, “Wow. I didn’t think you’d be able to do that. He was pretty big.”

I shrugged, “I didn’t think so either.” Getting to my feet, I turned around and asked her what was on my mind, “So, did I pass?”

She answered, sly smile on her face, “With flying colors.”


Copyright © 2019 by Luka Tatsujo

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100 Word Story – Grades (Part Four)

“Back up, I’m warning you.” The man urged me to stay away. The way he looked at me as I approached the two of them was nothing but anger from me simply ignoring his demands. I’ve only just met him, and I can already tell that he’s no good at controlling his emotions.

I sighed with disappointment, “Mary, you chose a horrible person to try and test me. This man can’t even keep his anger under control.”

Mary’s face was puzzled, her eyes darting back and forth between the man and I. At last, she admitted, “Fine. You caught me.”


Copyright © 2019 by Luka Tatsujo

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100 Word Story – Grades (Part Three)

She didn’t see me the entire time; I managed to hide behind one of the columns in the parking lot. I got so close, so close to confronting her about this enticing act she’s been putting on, but I had to stop from revealing myself.

“Thanks for picking me up today, baby.”

“Anytime.”

Mary was huddled in the arms of a man, kissing up on his chin with her arms wrapped around him. Surely this was a test of my mettle, of my unwavering fortitude. I couldn’t help but to chuckle.

Mary looked around the lot, “Did you hear something?”


Copyright © 2019 by Luka Tatsujo

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100 Word Story – Grades (Part Two)

Simmonds seemed to pick up the pace as she headed for the parking lot; it looked like she was in a rush to leave the campus grounds.

I could relate to that, though. The college was always crowed with people going back and forth between rooms across the various floors, large gatherings happening outside in the lawn and grass areas—the campus was just full of people. Perhaps Simmonds didn’t like being around people.

My heart began to flutter at the thought of Simmonds getting nervous around other people, “Don’t worry, my sweet, sweet Mary. I’ll protect you from everybody.”


Copyright © 2019 by Luka Tatsujo

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100 Word Story – Grades (Part One)

“For the rest of the semester you shall be focusing on creating your history thesis paper on which historical figure had the smallest impact on globalization. You have three months to research, draft, and edit before you submit your final paper, which you can turn in any time.”

Professor Simmonds announced the conclusion of class for the day and collected her things. The rest of us—the students—followed behind and gathered our things and began to leave.

As for me, I sat down a bit longer, carefully watching her from behind.

I need you to be mine, all mine.


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100 Word Story – One-Sided Desire (Finale)

I collected a small pile of clothing and undergarments in my suitcase, and headed for the front door. With a heavy heart, I sighed, “It’s for the best.”

As I turned around to walk down the hallway, I saw Stella running down the steps, trying to chase me down. She was in a small state of panic, almost hysterical, “Amelie, wait. Please, don’t leave.”

My heart was still tied down to a false romance, but I had to force myself to break away. “Silence. You’ve had your time trying to keep me, and you sullied it.”

“S’il vous plaît…”

“Non…”


Copyright © 2019 by Luka Tatsujo

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100 Word Story – One-Sided Desire (Part Four)

Stella barely made contact with me throughout the night, only saying words when we were at the dinner table.

“This lacks salt, pass the shaker.” “The steak is extra dry, no moisture whatsoever.”

I offered to make her another but she simply grunted and walked away from the table; that would be the last time we were in the same room. When it came time to sleep, I knocked on our bedroom door, asking if it was okay for me to enter.

“Sleep on the couch tonight,” she answered.

I wanted to believe that she cared, even just a bit.


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100 Word Story – One-Sided Desire (Part Three)

Like a loyal pup to an owner, I ran to the front door at the first sound of keys jingling. My spine shivered with electric pulses, making me tremble even down at the knee. My eyes didn’t dare look away from the front door; I wanted to see my love walk through at the exact moment.

As the doorknob turned and the door slid open, I greeted Stella with a warm, passionate smile, “Welcome home, dear.”

A pair of irritated, hazel eyes met mine for a brief moment. Stella walked past me without even acknowledging me.

“She… must be tired.”


Copyright © 2019 by Luka Tatsujo

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100 Word Story – One-Sided Desire (Part Two)

The warmth from the fireplace may have warmed up my body, but I still felt frozen on the inside, even through the thick blanket wrapped around me from the bedroom. The fire was roaring and cracking in the brick fire pit. The engulfed logs and timber seemed to dance away as it burned up and turned into rising black fumes.

Even with such a beautiful show of nature in front of me my mind didn’t wander away from Stella—I yearned for her dearly.

My own mind began to tempt me, the fire cackling out and saying her name, “Stella.”

 


Copyright © 2019 by Luka Tatsujo

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100 Word Story – One-Sided Desire (Part One)

I couldn’t help myself from staring out of the front lawn window, awaiting for her to return. Even though the blinding sun was overhead, I just couldn’t look away from the thin glass in front. Every second she’s away from me I could feel my body burning up inside, longing to have her by my side.

My hand pressed against the window, feeling the cold sting of the wintertime weather on my palm, “I hope you don’t freeze out there. I would freeze up should you not come home.”

My eyes glanced up and down the sidewalk, waiting for her.


Copyright © 2019 by Luka Tatsujo

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Don’t You Remember? (Part Four) [18+]

I was still stuck about the events of that night at the club, my memory still in bits and pieces. I was thinking that talking to Toni would help fill in the holes.

Having Toni over did help, but some of the things she told me were still such a shock to me. I couldn’t outright believe the things she told me. But honestly, I didn’t really have much of a choice; I couldn’t remember anything. 

The wine on the coffee table was helping me ease into the topic. Part of me hoped that the alcohol in my blood system would somehow cause me to blurt out some new info that would help unravel that bad night. 

“I don’t remember a fucking thing!” A surge of panicking emotions flooded every inch of my heated body.

On top of that, I wanted to be more under the influence of the wine she brought over—we weren’t even finished with the first bottle of red wine.

“So, how was it?”