“Will you give me another chance with me after I dumped you once?”
I still love you so much that there is nothing I can do about it. I love you so much that it doesn’t matter if you are a liar or an innocent, I still love you.
We should have talked more. We should have been more honest with each other about our feelings. But we can still start over. I put these thoughts into the conversation.
As I expected, she seemed to be greatly surprised. She looked up, her beautiful eyes widened, and she stopped crying for a little while. But when she looked down again, she cried even harder.
I was about to regret saying something unnecessary when my vision suddenly shifted forward. An arm was put around her back and she pulled me closer.
The suddenness of the event took me by surprise, but she held on to me and squeezed out an inarticulate voice.
“Are you really… going to go out with me again?”
“I, I’ll never let you go.”
I hugged her hard and tightly. I will never let her go again. I will always be with her.
In response, the arm that went around my back also became stronger.
“But… I haven’t heard from Ikki that he likes me yet.”
Her face, which had been pressed against my chest, moved away a little and I saw her face down there, staring at me intently.
I could feel her tingling in my arms as if to say, “I can’t wait to hear about it.” She had told me that she loved me so much, but I had yet to reciprocate.
I was a little embarrassed to say these words out loud. But I don’t want to make the same mistake again. I want to be able to say it properly this time.
“I love Rinka so much I can’t help it.”
Her soft cheeks turn vermilion.
“…… one more time.”
“I love you.”
“One more time.”
“I love you, Rinka.”
“Uuu, I love you too.”
She seems to be surprisingly greedy. She was embarrassed and nuzzled her face against my chest again. She cried and laughed.
“One hundred more times.”
“That’s unfortunate, but I don’t have the presence of mind to say that much right now.”
She said one short word, her mouth agape.
I don’t have the presence of mind to say it a hundred times. So instead of saying it, I would at least show it through my actions.
I looked down at Rinka and stared straight at her.
She seemed to have understood my intention and closed her eyes. After waiting for her to close her eyes, I supported her face with both hands and placed my lips on hers.
I don’t want to let go.
I could hold her lips forever, but when I saw a student wearing the same uniform, I hurriedly pulled my lips away from hers.
“Sorry! We’ll continue another time! Besides, the students who will be coming to school soon might see us.”
Please excuse me for this. I’m not sure I can keep my reason for kissing anymore.
“I don’t care if they see me.”