That day was the happiest day of Ikki’s life. It was because he had successfully confessed my love to a girl I had had a crush on for about a year. At the time, I was just so happy. I knew I would always love her. I thought we could be together forever. That’s what I thought when I saw her smile when I confessed my feelings to her. I never thought that within six months of going out with her, we would be in danger of breaking up.
“If that’s the case, I’ll have you break up with me.”
Cold words from her that I am tired of hearing now.
Those cold words, which I am tired of hearing from her now, became a sharp blade that pierced into my heart.
At first, I thought it was just a light joke from her and let it go lightly, but recently, I hear the words ‘break up’ every day.
Tomorrow will be exactly our 4th month of dating.
I wanted to make her happy, so I decided to take her on a date to a place we had never been before.
After thinking about it, I came up with Miyajima, one of the most famous sightseeing spots in Hiroshima.
It is one of the most popular date spots for couples, but Rinka and I had never been there before.
I had made careful preparations a week in advance, looking for a restaurant that I thought Rinka would enjoy.
All I had to do was to ask her out on a date.
After school, I walked out of the school gate with her as usual and headed home.
We walked side by side, leaving a space for one person.
I don’t have conversations with her these days.
She no longer initiates a conversation on her own, and I only look at Rinka’s face and don’t initiate conversation either.
We just walked home together in silence.
But today is different. I’m going to ask her out on a date. I had a feeling that I wanted to resolve this relationship, even though it had now become completely cold.
It was hard to cut the ice, and time just kept passing. As the two of us walked in silence, we got caught at a traffic light just in front of the station.
“Hey, are you free tomorrow?”
I asked, thinking that this was the only chance I had.
She answered with a grumpy grumble as usual. Apparently, she would talk to me.
“I was thinking of going on a date with you.”
I’d like to go on a date with you.”
“…Okay, though. Where are we going?”
I was a little surprised that she agreed honestly because I thought she would say no with the way she is acting right now. Of course, if I showed it on my face, she might say something else, so I didn’t show it.
“I’m thinking of going to Miyajima, even though it’s a little far.”
“Why Miyajima? Isn’t there a better place?”
I thought I could do it today, but it seemed I couldn’t. But I had a reason why I couldn’t back out.
“No, I just thought it would be nice to go somewhere I’ve never been.”
“But why Miyajima? If you live in Hiroshima, you’ve been there before, right?”
“Yes, but I’m… sorry.”
“Why are you apologizing?”
“No, that’s okay.”
“Be clear. I really hate that about you.”
With that one word, I heard something snap inside me.
“…Oh, that’s enough. Okay, I’ll break up with you. Let’s break up. I don’t think I can go out with Rinka anymore.”
“Thanks for everything. Next time, get yourself a boyfriend who’s cool and respectable.”
I crossed the pedestrian crosswalk just as the light turned green.
Rinka stood there and did not walk behind me.
TLN: New series. This is a short one with only about 20 chapters, and it should be all sugar so look forward to it.