“Heeey, Wake up—”
It was morning when I woke up to the sound of my mother’s voice. Normally, I would have set an alarm clock, but I seem to have forgotten to do that today. I ended up wasting my mother’s time because of it. Sorry about that.
“I’m going to be heading out for work now. Make sure you go to school.”
After saying this, my mother left my room.
I see my mother off casually with a “Have safe trip”, and wake myself up. Since I’m still sleepy, I can’t really see properly.
About a minute passed like this before I looked at the clock. The hour needle was pointing at 8.
So it’s 8 o’clock… I slept at around 3, so I got about 5 hours of sleep. Sleeping for about this much, I don’t think I’ll end up sleeping in class. Let’s work hard for the day… wait, 8 o’clock?
I moved my eyes to carefully look at the clock again. It was most definitely pointing at 8 o’clock
“Aaaahhh—! I’m late—”
I’m already shouting so early in the morning.
Usually, I can take my time while biking to the station. Today, however, I was going as fast as I could.
I left my house at 8:15. The train leaves at 8:30. Therefore, I only have 15 minutes to get to the station.
You might think that going five minutes faster isn’t very much, but not being part of a sports club, it was pretty hard for me. But at my current pace, I should be able to make it to the station in time. If I don’t, I won’t be late for just the first period, I won’t even make it for the second period! Motivating myself to work harder, I stepped on the pedals with everything I had.
In the end.
I didn’t make it on time. I would’ve been able to make it if I was just a minute faster…
The next train is an hour later at 9:30. In other words, I’ll have to wait an hour at this station with nothing to do. If this was going to happen, I should’ve just stayed at home. I would have only barely made it anyways, so maybe I shouldn’t have tried.
While regretting my actions from earlier, I sit myself in one of the chairs at the station. Of course, no one was there. Only a gentle breeze was going around. On a weekday, at a time like this, I would be the only one at the station. I had a small feeling of guilt, but at the same time I felt relieved.
I spaced out at the station for about 30 minutes. I was really bored. To get a change of scenery, I stood up from my seat and walked out to the platform. The moment of walked out, I opened my eyes wide.
Standing there was the girl said to be the most beautiful girl at our school, Kii-san. Wait, what is she doing here? If she was planning on getting on the 9:30 train like I was right now, she wouldn’t get there till third period.
Perhaps, Kii-san also overslept? Even so, being stuck at the station like this is still weird. She’s always already on the train by the time I get on; she shouldn’t be commuting to school from this station.
…Really, why is she here?
After thinking a little bit about it, I still didn’t understand. Well for now, she hasn’t noticed me from where I am now. Let’s see, what should I do now?
Honestly, I was pretty afraid of what happened with Kii-san before, so I don’t really want to get close to her. If she does notice me, however, she would most likely end up sitting next to me. After all, that’s what she has been doing till now. I don’t really know what she’s thinking, but she always sits next to me.
Therefore, right now, I have to make sure that she doesn’t find out that I’m here. Today, I will spend my time on the train comfortably and alone.
Although I have decided on what I should do, I still haven’t decided how I should do it. The layout of the station is pretty standard, two platforms and two trains. In order to get on the train that goes to school, I need to get onto the opposite platform. Right now, I plan on using the stairs to get over to the other side, however, the stairs can be seen from almost anywhere. You can tell immediately when someone is using the stairs. That’s why, if I head over now, Kii-san will easily be able to find out that I am here.
Therefore, I can only wait here for the train to come first. Once the train arrives at the station, and she’s already on the train, the platform on the opposite sides cannot be seen,. As long as I get onto the first car, different from usual, Kii-san shouldn’t notice me.
With this plan that I carefully thought of, nothing can go wrong. Holding confidence in my plans, I waited for the train to come.
Then, 30 minutes later, at exactly 9:30, the train arrived.
I always think this, but to have the train arrive exactly on time like this, Japan’s railway system is really amazing. Well, leaving that aside, this next part is the hard part. I hurry to the opposite platform. There was no sign of anyone waiting on the platform. It looks like she’s already inside. Good, just like I planned. All I need to do is find a seat in the first car.
I rush onto the train. The sound of coming from the rattling of the train was louder than normal, but there were still many open seats. For now, I wanted to take a seat as fast as possible, so I sat down on the closest one.
Then, I let out a big sigh. I was sweating a little bit, but I don’t mind it right now. It’s been quite a few months since I was last able to commute on the train alone. I feel quite relieved and calm. Ah—, so refreshing.
“Oh, you’re sitting here today.”
“Don’t be late next time. …I was really worried…”
No, wait. Why?
Currently, my mind is in a state of panic. Kii-san suddenly appeared in front of me and forcefully sat down beside me. My mind stopped working. Kii-san’s face was red and it seems like she said something, but to be honest, I didn’t hear anything.
“No, wait, how did you notice me…?”
“I found you really quickly~. As long as it’s Yoshiki-kun I can find you wherever you are~.”
Finally, she grabbed my arm. Looking from the side, it would be as if we were a couple. No, really, what is going on? What is this situation!? In the end, I still couldn’t grasp her intentions today.
In addition, she said that she didn’t want something like this to happen again, so I ended up exchanging phone numbers with Kii-san.