Well, this is awkward…
We were currently at a teishoku restaurant about 10 minutes away from school and we were both completely silent. I can’t seem to find anything to say to her, and for some reason, she was sitting next to me like we were on the train even though we were in a four-person booth.
If you look from the side, you could kind of see us as one of those lovey dovey couples out there… not. I don’t know why Kii-san is sitting next to me, but the mood between us was not one of those lovey dovey couples, but instead, it was very strained.
It was obvious that what happened earlier had angered her, and it probably put her in a bad mood. When I first tried to sit across from her, she said, “Come over here”, in a cold voice, and forced me to sit next to her. Then, while pretending to look at the menu, she continued to glare at me from time to time.
I try to pretend not to notice by looking at another menu, but it’s hard to be honest. I want to go home right now and just laze about.
While thinking that, Kii-san suddenly took away my menu. Looking at her right now, she didn’t seem to be displeased. Instead she was slightly blushing. Hm? What happened exactly?
“Um, we only need one menu, so let’s look at the menu together…”
“Y-yeah, that’s true…”
No, wait, why? What’s wrong with looking separately? That’s what I thought within me but seeing how Kii-san’s mood seemed to have improved a little bit, I didn’t say it out loud.
Then, the distance between Kii-san and I disappeared as she leaned closer to me. The menu was opened between us so that we could both look at it together.
I thought this before, but isn’t this a little too bold? Isn’t there a lot of other customers around?
I try sliding myself away from Kii-san to open up the distance between us a little bit. However, Kii-san slid in the same direction so in the end, the distance between us didn’t change at all.
Looking at Kii-san leaning on me, her original expression of displeasure has now changed to a happy one. What happened to make her so happy…? She was in such a bad mood earlier too.
“Yoshiki-kun, have you decided?”
“Yeah, I’m thinking of trying the nanban teishoku.”
“Then, I’ll go with karaage I guess.”
With that said, Kii-san called over a waitress and proceeded with ordering. Of course, even after the waitress came, the distance between us was still zero. It’s really embarrassing and I would like to distance myself, but Kii-san held me back with some insane strength. Where exactly does this strength come from?
Besides, what exactly is Kii-san thinking when she leans against me like this? Perhaps not, but doesn’t this mean she likes me? But, it seems like she has a boyfriend… eh, maybe Kii-san a shameless girl? … No, I don’t want to believe it. However, there is the possibility…
While thinking about this, I looked at Kii-san. Her expression suddenly became dark.
“Umm, about earlier, sorry. Taking on that type of attitude…”
“Ah~no, it’s alright. I mean, I probably did something to anger you in some way…”
After saying that, I couldn’t find anything else, so I stopped talking. Then, after hearing what I said, Kii-san’s expression became a little sad.
“No, rather than angry, I was really sad actually… That’s why, never say anything like that ever again…”
Even now, Kii-san’s voice sounded thin, like it was about to break at any moment. That kind of Kii-san held her own subtle beauty. Honestly speaking though, I don’t exactly understand what she means by “like that”. When did I do something that would make her cry? I didn’t understand it so I honestly spoke my thoughts.
“I may have misheard, but what do you mean by that?”
“…That…, shouldn’t you know the best, Yoshiki-kun?”
“No, honestly, I completely don’t understand. That’s why I want you to tell me. I want to know what I said that hurt you so much.”
“…That’s what hurts me the most…Why, why don’t you understand…?”
Tears came out of Kii-san’s eyes. The customers around us have also started to notice. However, I can’t just stop here. So that I won’t follow again down the same path, I need to understand what went wrong. Making up my resolve, I looked Kii-san in the eye.
Our eyes met, but I didn’t divert my eyesight. If I move away here, I’ll have lost.
Then, she finally gave in and Kii-san opened her mouth while sighing.
“I mean, we are lovers right? That’s why, at that time, you didn’t need to deny it so forcefully…”
Her words were said in such a weak manner that it took a little bit of time to process her words.
No, wait a moment, Kii-san and I are dating?
For those of you that don’t know, teishoku is a Japanese set meal…
This is an example teishoku. Specifically this is similar to the one that Yoshiki chose, the nanban teishoku:
Mamiko chose karaage, which I’m sure many of you know what it is, but it’s basically japanese fried chicken and it looks like this: