To put it mildly, life's been tough for Rie Mikuni.
Last night, she did something way out of the ordinary. Rie and her magical friend, Ukiuki, joined some other classmates for drinks since it was Friday night. Alcohol never was and never will be this girl's friend, but she found herself not caring this time. The people she was socializing with were fans of the manga she had been writing, even tossing out ideas or scenes they wished to see. Rie was ignoring them, though to be polite, she nodded, smiled and laughed in all the right places. This manga was the only thing that let her stay in school, not to mention give her this surprisingly level of popularity.
While she drank to her heart's desire, Rie sketched the characters of her manga, the heroes and the villains. It was helping keep her mind occupied. Plus, these characters in her mind were her only friends. The one she loved most was Hideo, a cunning and handsome man many women would kill just to touch him. Sure, he was a dork with some unusual fears, but to her, he was perfection.
Ukiuki drove Rie home that night, since she was much too drunk to even stand up. As she sat in the passengers seat, she still drew. "I wish they were real," she said meekly, tears spilling from her eyes and onto her notepad. She felt absolutely miserable and lonely. Without this friend who was driving her home, life would be even worse. Rie had no clue that Ukiuki was a witch, though and that her wish was granted! The witch couldn't stand to see her friend in so much pain... If this would make her happy, so be it.
Rie got dressed for sleep and then tucked into bed after they reached her apartment. Ukiuki decided to sleep on the couch of her friend's living room, so she could be nearby if she needed her.
Once her head hit that pillow, Rie was fast asleep. Little did she know, the characters on her sketch pad were coming to life and arriving in random parts of Tokyo. All except for one: Hideo Kami. That Saturday morning, Rie opened her eyes to the delightfully gorgeous man at her bedside with an arm draped over her. Rie's head was in a lot of pain this morning; she still felt a little drunk. This couldn't be real... Could it?
"This is one crazy hangover..."