Chapter 19: Japan

My Destiny
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Authors note: Italic fonts means they’re speaking in Japanese


With hearts b with exhilaration and eager anticipation, Mina and Nicky stepped out of Osaka International Airport, their bags in tow. The vibrant energy of the airport dissolved into the crisp, refreshing air outside.

As they stepped through the sliding doors, Mina's eyes scanned the crowd, searching for familiar faces. And then, she saw them – her parents, standing among the crowds, their smiles wide and welcoming.

"Mina!" her mother called out, her voice filled with joy. Mina's heart leaped with delight as she rushed towards them, dropping her bags momentarily to envelop her parents in a warm embrace. Tears of happiness rose in her eyes as she felt their arms wrap around her, the familiar scent of home enveloping her senses.

After a few moments that felt like an eternity, Mina reluctantly pulled away, her cheeks flushed with emotion. "I've missed you both so much," she said, trembling.

"We've missed you too, sweetheart," her father replied, his voice thick with emotion. "Welcome home."

Her parents turned to Nicky, their eyes twinkling with kindness. "Welcome, Nicky. How are your parents?" Mina's father said, his voice filled with genuine interest.

Nicky smiled gratefully, touched by their warmth and hospitality. "They're doing well, thank you," she replied, returning Mina's father's hug. "They send their regards and best wishes to both of you, Dad."

Mina's mother smiled warmly. "That's wonderful to hear. We'll have to arrange a meeting with them soon."

Nicky's heart swelled with gratitude at the thought of her parents meeting Mina's family. "I'm sure they'd love that," she said, her voice filled with sincerity.

Mina's father nodded, a twinkle of excitement in his eyes. "Excellent. We'll make sure to plan something special."

As they made their way to the car, Mina linked her arm with Nicky's, a beaming smile on her face. "I can't wait for you to see our home, Nicky," she said, her voice filled with excitement.

Nicky squeezed Mina's hand affectionately, her heart b with anticipation for the adventures ahead. "I can't wait either," she replied, her voice filled with joy.

With Mina's parents by their side and the promise of new experiences awaiting them, Mina and Nicky stepped into the car, ready to embark on their journey together in Japan. As they drove off into the bustling streets of Osaka, the world seemed to shimmer with the possibilities of love and adventure, their hearts beating in sync with the rhythm of their shared journey.


As the car navigated the familiar streets, Mina pointed out landmarks and shared childhood stories, making Nicky laugh and feel more connected to Mina's past. The car ride was filled with warmth and laughter, setting the tone for the days ahead.

Arriving at Mina's family home, a modern Japanese house with a beautifully manicured garden, Nicky couldn't help but marvel at the serene beauty. Mina's mother led them inside, where the aroma of home-cooked food welcomed them.

"We've prepared a special meal for your arrival," Mina's mother announced, her eyes sparkling with joy.

Nicky looked at Mina, her heart full. "This is incredible," she whispered, squeezing Mina's hand.

Mina smiled, her eyes reflecting the same sentiment. "Welcome to our home, Nicky. Let's make the most of every moment together."

Mina's mother glanced at their bags and then at the couple. "Why don't you two put your things in Mina's room while I reheat the food? It won't take long."

"Of course, Mom," Mina replied, guiding Nicky upstairs.

They walked through the house, Nicky taking in the elegant yet cozy decor. Mina's room was at the end of the hall, a space filled with personal touches that reflected her personality—photos, books, and small souvenirs from her travels.

"This is lovely," Nicky said, placing her bag on the neatly made bed. She looked around, feeling a deeper connection to Mina through the intimate glimpse into her past.

Mina smiled, watching Nicky with fondness. "I'm glad you like it. It feels a bit surreal to have you here, in my childhood room."

Nicky wrapped her arms around Mina, pulling her close. "It feels perfect," she murmured. "Thank you for sharing this with me."

They shared a tender kiss, savouring the moment before reluctantly pulling away. "We should get back to the kitchen," Mina said, her eyes twinkling. "Mom will have the food ready soon."


As they returned to the dining room, a feast was laid on the table. Beautifully arranged dishes of sushi, tempura, miso soup, and an array of colourful vegetables, each prepared with care and love, were on the table.

"Please, make yourselves comfortable," Mina's mother said, gesturing to the table. "We've been looking forward to this."

Nicky and Mina sat down, the warmth of the home enveloping them. Mina's father joined them, and they all took their places around the table. The atmosphere was filled with excitement and familiarity, making Nicky feel welcomed and cherished.

"Everything looks delicious," Nicky said, her eyes wide with appreciation.

Mina's father smiled. "We hope you enjoy it. It's our way of saying welcome."


They began to eat, and the conversation flowed easily. As they delved deeper into their meal, Mina's father mentioned a memorable event: "Mina, do you remember when Nicky surprised you in Paris during your world tour?"

Mina blushed, and Nicky grinned, ready to tell the story. "Oh, that was such a special moment," she began. "Twice was performing in Paris, and I badly missed Mina. So, I secretly flew to Paris and watched them perform."

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