Gifts and Airheadedness
The time was around 8 PM. I stole a peek from outside the staff room and witnessed Hiiragi-chan working overtime.
“It’s already this late… This work is just not ending… The end doesn’t seem to be approaching any time soon…”
Hiiragi-chan took a glance at the clock and turned teary-eyed. Having to do work overtime for money is quite rough, but working until 8 is still considered cute. There were still a few teachers around, but they were gathering their things and preparing to depart.
It seems that Hiiragi-chan has been left in isolation. It was just her in the staff room. Hiiragi-chan was fidgeting around. Being alone in a place where normally other people are present ends up making you nervous. I get it.
I knocked on the window. Hiiragi-chan jumped up while being surprised.
“Fuhyaah!? …? Huh? Seiji-kun?”
With a puzzled expression she came over and unlocked the door.
“What are you doing? Shouldn’t you have returned for the day…?”
“I just thought that you were working really hard. So here, a gift.”
I handed Hiiragi-chan a bag that contained a box of cookies from a pastry shop.
“Thank you. I’ll do my best.”
It wasn’t that big of a deal, but she seemed pretty moved.
“Then, good luck.”
As I was leaving, my clothes were grabbed. Half of her upper body was hanging out of the window. It felt like she was being a bit stubborn.
“Wait… I’ll make some tea…”
“No, but what about work?”
“Break. I’m just taking a bit of a break.”
Like this, it doesn’t seem like she’ll let go, and I’ll only end up dragging her out of the staff room.
“Just for a little bit, okay?”
“Eheheh. Yay! …Also, can you help me? I-I’m about to fall.”
I could see Hiiragi-chan’s legs flailing about behind her.
While holding onto her upper body, I returned Hiiragi-chan inside. Taking that chance, she kissed me on the cheek.
Hiiragi-chan turned around happily as she made her way to the staff kitchen. She was now in such a good mood, that it seemed like she was skipping.
I secretly entered the staff room, the door of which wasn’t closed.
As I made an appropriate greeting and entered, Hiiragi-chan was in the staff kitchen tilting her head while comparing the different brands of coffee.
“Which one is better…?”
I don’t really care about the brand of coffee so anything should be fine, but Hiiragi-chan was muttering to herself looking while she had a bunch of question marks above her head.
“What is available?”
I entered the staff kitchen and checked.
“The one that’s placed here should be one of the other teacher’s coffee, but leaving it here implies that anyone can freely drink it.”
Located on the small shelf was a wide range of variety from instant coffee to drip coffee. Some were normal commercial brands, but there were also expensive looking brands as well.
This was the first time I entered the staff kitchen, but there really was quite a variety of things in here. There was even a toothbrush and a cup for rinsing. Even a refrigerator.
“Seiji-kun, which one is good?”
She swung around my back side and hugged me.
This is like this, and that is like that, she stretched her arms over my shoulders and taught me various things. She was quite close to me, so her breasts were always touching me on my back.
“…You’re doing this on purpose, right?”
When I looked at her, she tilted her head with a blank expression.
So, this isn’t on purpose? No, rather, her air headedness is unfair. It was something that couldn’t be calculated. I also have no idea when it might randomly activate when she’s with someone that’s not me.
“Your breasts are touching me, Sensei.”
“Not Sensei. Haruka-san.”
“Your breasts are touching my back, Haruka-san.”
“Why are you being so polite? … Well… still… I am hugging you pretty tightly… so it isn’t a surprise that they are touching you…?”
After that, this person stopped hugging me so tightly. Guilty.
“This… your air headedness is something that’s fine with me… but there’s a chance of you doing something like that to another guy… so it’s a little troubling…”
As if I had suddenly started talking to her in French, Hiiragi-chan’s seemed to have a bunch of question marks above her head again.
“I won’t hug anyone other than Seiji-kun though?”
“…. T-that’s true as well.”
Which means, she won’t stick so close to someone other than me. I see. That’s a relief.
Hiiragi-chan then shined, as if she suddenly noticed something.
“Se-Seiji-kun, was acting jealous…! W-what should I do? It’s so cute…”
“No, it isn’t that.”
“It’s okay, don’t worry. You’re a good boy, good boy.”
Treating me like a child, Hiiragi-chan patted me on the head. She was grinning quite happily. It’s somehow frustrating. My inner age is older than hers…!
As if trying to escape, I decided on a coffee to drink.
Hiiragi-chan then closed the open staff kitchen door.
“Oh yeah, I haven’t boiled the water yet.”
Giving her a random response, I put water into the electric kettle and turned it on. The electric kettle made a quiet noise.
“Seiji-kun, so you don’t like it if I hug other people?”
Her loosening expression was suddenly given strength. She then hugged me tightly.
“Until… the water is done… okay? ♡”
“The lights are on, so people can easily see from outside, Sensei.”
Tap tap tap. Pachin. Tap tap tap.
She distanced herself from me for a moment, turned off the lights, and then returned to her original position. That was fast.
“It’s as if we’re doing forbidden things in school during the night.”
Our relationship is “forbidden” in the first place, so I would say it’s too late.
There was a slight bit of light that came from the staff room, so it’s not like the staff kitchen was completely dark. I could see Hiiragi-chan softly shutting her eyes in the darkness. I kissed her once, twice, three times, and then she ended up kissing me.
An alarm rang signifying that the electric kettle was done, but I didn’t pay attention to it. In the end, the “break” dragged on. By the time Hiiragi-chan restarted her work, it was already around 9.