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FUJII, Mihona
FUJITA, Maguro
KADA, Tomomi
KAMIO, Youko (non-Ribon)
KITAZAWA, Kaoru
MATSUNO, Mika
OBANA, Miho
TANEMURA, Arina
YUUKI, Akira

Summaries
(In alphabetical order of author surnames)
ASATSUKI, Mai
AZUKI, Ryo
FUJII, Mihona
HASEGAWA, Jun
ISHIDA, Aya
KITAZAWA, Kaoru
KIZUKI, Niwako
KOTOBUKI, Raimu
KURAHASHI, Erika
MAKI, Youko
MIZUSAWA, Megumi
OONO, Nozomi
OOSAKA, Kei
OOTSUKA, Yumi
SAKAI, Mayu
SETO, Yuuna
SHIINA, Ayumi
TAKASUKA, Yue
TANEMURA, Arina

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ISHIDA, Aya (Summaries)

Doki Doki no Moto
The title of this story means "The Source of Heart Beat".

Published in the February 2001 issue of Ribon Original.

Click here for the cover

Overall plot:
This story is about a girl called Saaya, who has been going out with her boyfriend Ango for 3 years. They started going out in junior high and have been ever since. Her friends envy her long lasting relationship that seems to be going pretty well. Saaya says it's a good relationship, but she notices that the little things that used to happen at the beginning of the relationship aren't there any more and she doesn't usually feel nervous or her heart doesn't beat so fast any more. They've grown so accustomed to each other.

Ango One day, Ango finds out about his younger brother getting a girlfriend and he drags Saaya to go meet them on their way home. He teases them and Saaya notices that Ango's younger brother and his girlfriend are holding hands. She thinks it's cute, and then thinks about how when she and Ango used to hold hands at first, her heart used to beat so fast. Then Ango's brother tells Saaya that that she should find another guy because his brother is an idiot. Saaya then thinks about another guy and realises that she's never even thought about any other guys.

Then another day, a guy in another class asks Saaya out on a date. Saaya says she already has a boyfriend, but the guy already knows. He just wants to go out with her for one day and that's it. He gives her a movie ticket and tells her that it's Sunday, then runs off. Saaya thinks he was a cute guy (cute as in kind of awww cute, not good looking cute) how he went all red in the face. Then she feels her heart beating fast and Saaya wonders why. She notices that Sunday is her and Ango's anniversary, so she thinks she won't be able to go with that guy.

Ango & Saaya Then Saaya finds out that Ango can't make it on their anniversary. Saaya is a bit upset and Ango says it's because he has to work that day. Saaya yells at him, saying which is more important, work or their anniversary? She calls him an idiot, then decides she'll cheat on him by going on that date with the guy who asked her out.

On the date, things go okay, but then when they go to have some coffee, the waiter at their table is Ango! She asks what he's doing there and he says that's where he works. He asks what she's doing there and who the guy is. Saaya says boldly that she's cheating on him and there's plenty of other guys around and she certainly doesn't want a boyfriend who treats their anniversary without any worth! Ango is speechless, then runs off bawling his eyes out.

Saaya On the way home, Saaya notices that it's just not the same with the her date than it is with Ango. She starts to remember when they were holding hands at the beginning of their relationship and she realises that she needs Ango. She tells the guy that she's sorry.

Saaya finds Ango at the train station and Ango pleads to her to not leave him. He says that Saaya is the only one for him. Saaya tells him it's okay, because she can't think of anyone but Ango to be her boyfriend. They make up, both apologising to each other and it's the end of the story!

My opinion:
I think the art in this story is very cute, especially Saaya!

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