Bunny Diary Chapter 04; Shy Paola
Every action always determine thing that happen, but sometime there is a time where a single thing change everything. Whether it is the right thing or the wrong thing to do, once it done it can’t undone. That’s how life is.
They keep giving you a second chance that called ‘Tomorrow’, & leave you with a choice to start your step or repeat the same mistake again.
Previously in front of Class 2-A, Lunchtime,
As Echa standing face to face with Panda,
*Using Sign Language*
<I’m sorry. I’m sorry to call you that way before, will you please forgive me?>
As Panda & his friend had a few second pause.
Blue & the other two are surprised that she using sign language,
“Woe Panda, did you have a fight with your girlfriend?” – Blue ask Panda with looking at him.
<Shut Up.> – Panda said little bit confused too.
“But still, why she propose to you? Did you teach her wrong?” – ask Blue still confused.
<Don’t ask me. I’m not the one who teach, but somehow I know what happened here> – Panda said with eyes that somehow understand what she trying to say exactly.
As Echa hear what Blue said she respond,
“Propose???” – she said with confused.
Looking back at her, Panda ask,
<You, are you trying to apologize just now?>
“S-Sorry, I can’t understand what you are saying, I just learn the word that I mean to say. So, if you could please, can you write it for me.” – she scared & surprised as Panda using sign language to her.
As Panda take his notepad from his pocket & write something,
(Its look like she just learn that, interesting.) – he thought,
[Come with me.] – As Panda show that notepad to her, he grabs her hand and brings her to somewhere else.
With Blue & the other two being left behind by Panda, he shouting,
“Panda, don’t forget our promise to hang out together, okey!!”
As Panda still can hear his shouting,
(Since when I promise you something like that.) – thought Panda with annoy eyes.
School Garden, The Garden of the School.
Near the Flowers Garden as Panda watering the flower & Echa sit on the bench close to the garden, Panda give her a notepad every time he passing her,
[I’m sorry to brings you here, it was my turn today to watering them.]
“It’s okey.” – Echa said after she read Panda notepad.
[So, what you actually try to say before.]
“Hhmm, I just want to apologize about that bump & calling you Deaf even you are not.” – she said timidly.
As Panda finish his duty to watering the flowers, he sit beside her on the bench,
[Don’t worry about it, people sometime confused & think that we’re the same.] – he give a notepad with smile.
“By the way, why your friends suddenly talking about ‘Proposal’ before?” – Echa wonder while remembering their words.
[About that, do you even know what is the meaning from the sign language you use before?] – also wondering.
“Hhmmm, if I’m not wrong I just try to say ‘I’m sorry to call you that way before, will you please forgive me?’ is there something wrong?” – Echa said trying to remembering what she said.
[The last part, it totally mess up.] – Panda said with cold sweat.
“Eh, really!? Then what I actually saying there?” – Echa surprised.
[I don’t think you want to know about it.]
“Oh come on, tell me where I make a mistake. If I don’t know my mistake then I will never be able to learn a single thing.” – she insisted.
As Panda looking at her,
(Hhmmm, Interesting.) – he thought with smile.
“Panda, are you listening?” – she ask, wondering why Panda smile.
As Panda giving a sign for her that mean ‘wait moment’, while he writing something,
[In the last part that you want to say ‘will you please forgive me?’ the sign are wrong. Instead saying ‘forgive me’ the sign language you use is mean ‘will you marry me.’]
As Echa read Panda notepad, her face turn into red and slowly ask him,
“D-Did I,, Did I really say that?” – she blushed.
With straight face,
“P-ple,,,,please tell me, h-how many student understand sign language in your class?” – she ask timidly.
[All of them.]
“Arrgg please, don’t say it with a straight face like you have nothing to do about this.” – as she embarrassed, she cover her face with both of her hand.
[Actually, who teach you sign language anyway?]
Looking at notepad he give to her,
“Hhmmm, it President Sheila from Drama Club. You know her, right?”
[I do know her. She is my brother girlfriend, & she is not someone who make a mistake deliberately. Knowing that she always busy, did she not send you any message?] – Panda wonder.
“Oh you mean Wolf-Boy, that’s your brother? I know about him, since President Sheila keep talking about him if she talking about love. And about my phone, it was split into 2 piece because of that bump, since it was flip-phone, you know, when I fell down and my phone was on my hand and you know what happened, hehehe.” – she explain with smile like nothing is happened.
[Wolf-Boy? Who?] – Panda confused.
“So-Sorry, I don’t mean it, I hear President Sheila called him that way.”
[I thought as much, no it is fine, it suit him. And sorry about what happened to your phone.] – Panda give a notepad as he apologize.
“Hhmm,, no, don’t worry about it, it’s not like your fault or anything else, it’s my own fault for being careless.” – she said with little bit awkward.
[You are quite clumsy, hah.]
“Heh? How you know that?” – she surprised.
Before he answer her question that obviously she is quite clumsy herself, Panda take a look at his watch,
[I’m sorry. The President of Student Council is absent today, so I need to go back to the Student Council Room. I’m sure the other already waiting, so tell me why you are looking for me beside apologize?]
“Woah, I’m actually forget about that! I’m sorry to take your time, it’s about my manuscripts, President Sheila said you could help me as the second character that’s why I’m looking for you, can you help me out this time?” – she said realizing she forget something important.
As Panda seem in hurry,
[Fine by me. Meet me in front of Class 2-B after school, we need her. See ya.] – as he give a notepad to her, he going to the Student Council Room as fast as he can without explaination.
But Echa seem not understand what Panda writing,
“Help? Her? Who he is talking about?”
*The writer notepad.*
Don’t you think there is something to asked here? It’s not actually complicate question or complicate thing to understand, because it quite simple. How Panda will play his role while he is Mute?
Any consideration why Sheila still choose him?
Seem Echa not thinking about that, since she always focus on her study & club activity, that sometime made her become clumsy.
After School, in front of Class 2-B.
(Hhmmm, Why Panda ask me to go here.) – Echa thought as she standing in front of Class 2-B & looking for Panda that nowhere to be found.
As someone open the door from the inside,
<You are here?> – said Panda with sign language.
Seeing Panda standing there, Echa see a hands is grabs his back showing that someone is hiding behind him,
“Hhmmm, who is that?” – she ask casually out of curiosity.
As Panda looking at his back he using sign language to her,
<Hey, you promised to me that you won’t hide from her.>
As she using sign language only by her right hand,
<But I don’t know her. Is she gonna eat me?>
<She is not carnivore.>
<How you can be so sure? What is her name then?>
“Hhmmm, I’m sorry. What you guys talking about?” – Echa ask looking at their conversation that made her confused.
Panda looking back at Echa, as he forget about her,
[Sorry about this, but how Sheila called you in Drama Club?]
“President Sheila? Oh, she called me Enchi The Bunny, why?” – she ask little bit surprised.
He using sign language again to the girl behind his back,
<Her name is Enchi The Bunny, and Bunny not eating meat, they eat carrot.>
<I can hear that.>
“Hey, even I can’t understand what you guys talking about but I feel being mocked or at least that is what I feel.” – Echa said feeling little bit annoy.
[No one is mocked you, at the very least that is what I think.] – Panda smile.
[Just kidding. The girl behind me is Paola The Squirrel, as you can see she is a very shy person, and scared with people.] – explain Panda with his notepad.
“People? But you are also people.” – Echa confused.
<No! Panda is Panda!> – as Paola responded with sign language to what Echa saying.
“Huh?” – Echa getting more confused.
[Please, don’t mention that to her.] – after he show that note to her, he talk to Paola with sign language,
<Paola, say hi to her.>
As she respond nicely to him, she just wave her right hand to Echa,
<Nice to meet you.>
“Oh, nice to meet you there. My name is Echa from Class 2-C.” – Echa said responding to Paola hand she notice it mean ‘Nice to meet you’.
But she just give her a sign language as a answer & one word only that of course Echa can’t understand,
“Bunny.” – she said with making a ‘Bunny’ sign with her right hand.
“I’m sorry, What is that mean again?” – ask Echa looking at Panda with confused.
As he saw the sign Paola have been make he write a note,
[She said ‘You’re not Echa, You are Enchi The Bunny’. It seem she will stick with that nickname of your.] – he give a note with expressionless face.
Little bit annoy,
“And whose fault is that? Anyway, why you ask me coming here?” – Echa said still confused.
[You still don’t understand, are you?]
[If I’m going to the stage, how I’m supposed to talk there?]
As Echa respond without thinking,
“Of course you just need to go there and read the scripts and,,,,” – but as she realizing thing in the midway, she have a pause.
Few second later,
“Oooohhhh No!!!! I’m forget that you can’t talk! But President Sheila said you are the only person who can play the role! What should I do? What should I do?” – as she realize the most important part she going panic.
Yet Panda calmly show another notepad to her,
[Calm yourself, Enchi. That’s why I ask you to come here, to meet the person who may help our problems.]
“What do you mean by that? And why you calling me that too?” – Echa said while still don’t got it & little bit annoy by Panda who called her that way too now.
[Stay focus, Enchi.]
Little bit annoy,
“You are the one who need to focus, Panda. So, who is this person you’re talking about?” – Echa ask casually.
[She is right behind my back. Maybe Paola is a very shy person, but she can imitate or change her voices like others.] – Panda give a note with smile.
“For real? That’s so cool Paola, I just hope we have someone like you in Drama Club.” – Echa admire Paola.
After hearing that Paola become more timid behind Panda back, as Echa seeing what is happened, she getting more confused with the way she act,
“Paola? What happened? Panda, did I said something wrong to her?” – she ask.
[Well about that, she like reading a book & her voice are good, but she is not coming from Library Club or Glee Club. Originally she is one of from yours, Drama Club.] – Panda give a note with expressionless face again.
As Echa surprised reading that,
“Eh? Really? S..sorry about that. Paola, I’m sorry okey. It’s just we never met before,,”
Before Echa continue her words, Panda show another notepad,
[That’s because Sheila is the one who drag her to join the club.]
“I don’t know why I’m saying this, but I’m sorry about our Club President.” – she said as she feels the same thing has happened to Panda.
[No Problem. Just give me the manuscripts, & the schedule to practice, I need to adjust with my schedule & Paola won’t come or even practice without me, so if you don’t mind about the trouble.]
“No, it’s fine. Here is the manuscripts & schedule for the practice.” – Echa said as she give the manuscripts & the schedule to Panda, then he give them to Paola.
But suddenly Paola poking Panda back,
<What is it?> – ask Panda as he looking at her.
<I think you did forget something?>
(Oh!) – Panda thought remembering the thing he forgot & then he write something on the notepad fast,
[Enchi, I forgot to tell you that Paola had own manuscripts for the next show & because of her fear she can’t ask anyone for help even after being approves by Sheila.] – he give a note with worry,
[In exchange for helping you, Paola ask a favor, ‘Would you like to be the second main character in her manuscripts?’] – Panda give another note.
“Hhmm? Of course, I will. There is no need for her to ask a favor. If you need help, just ask me, I definitely help you.” – Echa said with energetic & smile.
<You see Paola, she is a nice person.> – Panda said with smile.
“Y-yeah.” – she answer with a very timid voice.
As the conversation between them still going on and on, they continue their conversation on the way home. The next morning, they start to practice every time they had time to do so. For Paola who always hide behind Panda back, no one know how she actually look like. Yet many of the member trying to approach her.
But she sure are clingy to Panda the whole time, not to mention she surprised everyone in the Drama Club with her ability to change her voice to whoever she want & can perfectly adjust her voice to how Panda lip sync or the opposite.
In the end, everything is going smoothly.
Well, it’s not that smooth since Panda really busy with Student Council stuff & Class Representative that need to be attended, make it practice become more difficult for him. As for Echa & Panda who play the role for main character, both have extra practice because of those two reason.
As for Paola, despite she is a shy person & not talking to anyone except Sheila & Panda though she using sign language, she have been enjoying as voice-over for Panda.
The day after The Show.
The Show was just like President Sheila predicted, it is a Big Success for the Drama Club and even Paola who become famous among the others member, can’t do much except running behind Panda or Sheila back afterward, and cry whenever the other try to pull her.
But still, because of how she behave people can’t describe her clearly. Timid and quiet person, her body is small it make others difficult to see her once she hide behind Panda or Sheila. Her brawn hair are so long that it covering her face, and she always use a hoody jacket, that make more difficult for other to recognize her.
But everyone seem don’t mind about her, since Sheila & Panda is explaining her situation to them to understand her more. By the time passing, some member already accustomed with her & few are still trying to approach her since they want to be friend, but her respond are always the same, & that is how her daily activity in club from then on.
Even with her behavior, thanks to that, many of member are willing & supported Paola manuscripts. Instead, they really want to know how the story goes on, trying their best to make Paola more comfortable in the Drama Club, to made her feel like her own home, to heal her fear of people, & to become her friends.
As Panda seeing that, he just standing there laying on the wall with a smile. A smile that no one ever see it, his real smile without a sadness being hide, and yet without knowing, Echa seeing that smile.
With her heart starting to feel weird. Beating much faster every single time, she just standing there, staring those smile of him, while blushing.
To be Continue.
This story is fiction.
All persons, groups, places, laws, and names appearing in it have no relation to the real world.
By; Resaid of Story