Endo, Jiro sat down the screw diver and stepped back to survey his handy work. The new house was coming up nicely. Ueda Construction was owned by Jiro's uncle, a stern man, and the company was currently hired to rebuild an old house on the edge of the city. Jiro was putting more effort into this house than normal. The reason wasn't a secret. In fact most of the other guys on the construction site had teased Jiro about it at least once. For this house was being built for his girlfriend and her family. Though Jiro wasn't sure who was going to live in it. "Shift's over." Jiro's friend Takanaka sighed and streched. Jiro smirked. "Lazy." "No." Takanaka said firmly. "Practical. Anyways, you're just jealous, have you proposed yet?" The married man wiggled his eyebrows. Jiro punched his friend in the arm, hard. "Dude. Really?" Jiro said as he put away his tools. "I'm just saying, you like her right? You're single right? You've got a nice job and enough money to take care of her. She's say yes." Takanaka rubbed his arm. Jiro rolled his eyes. "Shut it." His cheeks were a little red at the idea. "You married people are always trying to get everyone single married. I get enough of it from my mom when I visit. I don't need it from you." "Touchy." Takanaka sulked, but dropped the subject. It was true that Jiro, being the eldest child, was getting pressured into marriage. His mother was convinced that Jiro needed to get married soon and give her grandchildren or else the Endo line from his father might end. Jiro, a child of the modern age, wanted to do more than stick around their city and work for his uncle the rest of his life. But then again, he also had a strong sense of honor and he wanted, even needed, to live up to the expectations of his parents. "Hey Jiro-kun, look who's here for you." Takanaka said poking Jiro in the backside. Jiro turned his head and smiled at the sight of his girlfriend waiting for him just outside the construction site's perimeter. He quickly gathered and placed the rest of his tools and equipment away before jogging over to her, discretely wiping his face of dirt as he did so. "Hey." Jiro said as he got closer to her.