After Coincidentally Saving the New Transfer Student’s Little Sister, We Gradually Grew Closer – 11

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The Beautiful Girl in Pyjamas With a Childish Face

TL: PuffyPyjamas.

ED: Daemon.

My baby-faced underclassman is standing behind Miyu-sensei with a smile on her face. The smile, which normally makes her look lovable, appears unusually frightening today. When Aki is in a slightly bad mood or just pouting, Aki’s cheeks cutely swell when she’s in a bad mood or just fatigued, making her seem very childish and adorable.

However——when she’s really angry, she smiles.

Since Aki is usually very gentle, she prefers not to yell or complain in any situation. And as such, when she’s angry, she tries to hold herself back by attempting to smile. However, the anger itself remains, making her attitude and voice change somewhat. As a result, an Aki with a very strange atmosphere is born.

For Aki to get this angry… What the hell did Miyu-sensei do? Well, half of it is probably my fault. I was late for the tutoring session I had with her, and I didn’t contact her as well. Moreover, I ignored all her messages.

Yeah, it isn’t strange at all for her to be angry, rather, it’s completely normal. However, she didn’t seem angry when I contacted her after leaving school. It was already late and because of the stuff with Emma, I informed her that I wanted a day off from tutoring, to which she calmly replied, [I understand. Senpai is always taking care of me, so please rest properly for today.]

Despite that, why is the situation like this…? While I was wondering about the reason, I decided to call out to Aki for the time being. After all, if I were to continue to stay silent, the situation would probably turn even scarier.

“Aki. Sorry for it getting so late. Here, I… I bought some of your favorite chocolate cake!”

I ignored Miyu-sensei as I directly addressed Aki. However, Aki’s body abruptly trembled, her face showing a bewildered expression.

“S-senpai!? W-what!? Why are you here!? I thought you wouldn’t be coming today!”

Apparently, Aki hadn’t realized I was standing here. When she noticed my presence, she panicked and retrieved a hand mirror, checking her hairstyle in a frenzy. Aki has always been very neat and tidy, and even right now, her hair isn’t that much of a mess. However, Aki is still a normal girl, I guess.

“——Hey.”

While I was busy staring at Aki who was busy grooming her hair, Miyu-sensei whispered to me so that only I could hear. I wondered what happened, Miyu-sensei moved her lips in an attempt to convey her thoughts to me.

“Com… pli… ment.”

I tried to read her lips, and it seems like she wants me to compliment Aki. I’d like her to not ask me to be the one fixing her sister’s mood, but it’s still a good opportunity since Aki’s mood is beginning to brighten.

“Aki, you look really cute in those pyjamas.”

I complimented the pink and white, polka-dot pyjamas that Aki was donning. Honestly, it has quite the cute design which suits the short and baby-faced Aki.

However, when I complimented her, Miyu-sensei suddenly collapsed. She then placed her palm on her forehead and began to shake her head. “You’re right, but you’re not right?”, is what she seems to be saying to me.

Stange… I did compliment her.

When I glanced at Aki, her face started to turn red, and a moment later, it was completely painted crimson. I wonder if she has a fever? It’s already September, but it doesn’t mean that there isn’t still a leftover summer cold going around.

“Senpai saw me in my pyjamas… Ugh… I am so embarrassed… But he told me that I look cute…!”

Aki looks down and mutters something, but her voice is too soft to be audible. However, I can see that her facial expressions are changing rapidly. It looks like she is feeling better. As expected, following Miyu-sensei’s instructions was the correct move.

Speaking of Miyu-sensei, for some reason, she is glaring at me with reproachful eyes. What on earth did I do wrong? I followed her instructions and complimented her, I don’t know why she’s giving me that look.

When I looked over at Miyu-sensei, who seemed to be unconvinced, she closed the distance between us and whispered into my ear.

“Hey, you know? Wasn’t Aki worried about her hairstyle? In that situation, you should’ve complimented her hairstyle… Well, complimenting her clothes isn’t a bad move either… However, complimenting her when she’s in her pyjamas is a bit much, isn’t it?”

I was amazed at her criticism. It seems that I was mistaken about what I was supposed to compliment. I see, I guess Aki is flustered because I praised her pyjamas. It certainly may have been wrong to praise her pyjamas.

However, in my defence… I am someone who hasn’t had a girlfriend all his life, so how was I supposed to know the correct way to compliment the opposite sex?

“…Sorry.” 

Well, there was no way I could give such a pitiful excuse, more like, I was repulsed by the idea of saying it, so I chose to apologize.

“From now, you should start researching more about a woman’s heart. It will benefit you in the long run.”

“?”

You can say that… However, what can I do to study a woman’s heart? Should I start reading manga?  Or should I have Miyu-sensei teach me— No, that won’t work.

I have a feeling that I’d be poorly educated if I were to learn from her. In addition to not having any romantic experience whatsoever, she probably doesn’t even possess a woman’s heart.

“Hey, Aoyagi. Did you insult me just now?”

“No, nothing of the sort.”

As usual, Miyu-sensei was extremely sensitive to my rude thoughts about her.

Is this woman really a human being? I cannot help being suspicious.


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