Robotech Fanfiction: Entry #4 The Long Wait

Justin Notes - The following Fanfiction is based on the events of Robotech: The Macross Saga. The story of the Macross Saga will be seen through the eyes of a Macross Island civilian. I wanted to tell a story of the Robotech War from a civilian’s point of view. The Fanfiction is told through journal entries from the civilian. In entry 4 Kenji tells finally breaks the news.

Entry 4 - The Long Wait
Entry Date - February 14, 2014
Entry Name - Kenji Takeda

You know when you have done something wrong, and it seems that time slows down until you admit what you've done. That's how I felt when waiting and trying to figure out how I was going to tell Sakura about Rika's death. Names after names were called in the shelter, as families and friends were united. Here I was waiting for a name to be called that wasn't going to be called. I knew it was time for me to tell Sakura. I decided that I will break to her in the most painless way possible. 

"Sakura... I have something to say." 

Sakura turns around with a lovely, but painful look on her face. That kind of face that is ready to hear some heartbreaking news, but have comfort in it. I think the word I'm trying to describe is solace. Just when I'm about to utter the words, the ground begins to shake. A light takes over the shelter and we are instantly floating into space. Everyone is screaming and in awe of the instant transpire events. Sakura is holding her hand over her heart and looks confused about what just happen. We hear fighter jets approaching the shelter, then a voice is heard.

"This is Commander Roy Fokker, please remain calm. We have executed a Space Fold and will now transport all civilians into the SDF-1. Please follow instructions in an orderly fashion, and above all else remain calm."

"Sakura... there is something I have to tell you when we board the SDF-1." I had a strange feeling that things were going to get a little crazy, it was time to confess to my wrong doings. Sakura look at me with a sad look on her face, and took my hand and gently squeezed it.

"I can see it in your eyes Kenji. Rika isn't coming. That explains why your Dragon Chain is a little damaged doesn't it? What happen to my daughter?"

I can't explain the amount of guilt that entered my body in that moment. I gave a big sigh and proceeded to tell Sakura how Rika died. The long wait was over and now all that's left is what reaction will Sakura give. As I went into details about Rika's death, she gripped on my hands tighter and sorrow turned into anger. Sakura then let's go off my hand and slaps me across the face.

"I will never forgive you. Why didn't leave when she asked you? You could have prevented all of this." 

Sakura let's go of my hand and walks away from me.  I knew from right there that I was now alone, alone in space with no family, no friends, nobody to turn too. My life was about to take a major transformation.