Time flies, and Christmas Day arrived.
I had a strange feeling that I wanted Christmas to come soon, but I didn’t want it to come yet.
I was excited and looking forward to it, but I was also scared.
It would be impossible not to be nervous on a first date. I had been looking forward to this day, but I was still scared of the unknown date.
The appointment was scheduled for 13:00. The meeting place is the usual place inside the station.
I walk from my house to the station.
The walk usually feels long, but today it passes by in a blink of an eye. I am almost at the station.
I took a deep breath to suppress my racing heart.
I’ll be all right.
I realized that she was already right in front of me.
“Long time no see…”
Her voice rose slightly. I thought I’d messed up, but she didn’t seem to mind.
“It’s been a while. What plans do you have for today?”
“I’ve been thinking about it a lot, but I thought it would be better to decide together with Hayami.”
I unintentionally answered on reflex, but this was not the way to do it. In a dating plan, I saw yesterday that would never get me rejected, it said to first and foremost compliment her on her outfit. Okay, I have to compliment her…
“Well, let’s go to the city for now.”
We wait for the train to go to the city.
There was no conversation between us.
Hayami is too cute!
Everything is too good to be true, so what can I praise her for?
White tapered pants. White sweater.
She doesn’t look like a high school freshman with a beige coat on top of that. She is too mature and too cute.
But I can’t stay like this forever.
I don’t want to be thought of as a boyfriend who can’t even compliment her outfit.
Okay, I’ll say it.
I glance at her standing next to me, waiting for the train together.
I take a deep breath to calm myself down.
I did it. I was covered by it.
“I’m sorry. You can go first, Akamatsu-kun.”
“No, it’s just that…”
She stares at me. Her eyes are expectant as if she is anticipating something. I am so embarrassed that I end up touching my head.
“Today’s Hayami-san is so cute. Your clothes look good on you.”
Okay, I said it. I can’t look at my face in the mirror right now. It’s definitely super red. I don’t need to see it. My whole face, no, my whole body is on fire. I am really embarrassed. I shouldn’t have said anything. I thought so when I saw Ms. Hayami’s expression not moving even a twitch. I thought so, but…
If I had to make a sound effect, it would be pop. Her cheeks turned vermilion. It wasn’t just me, she was embarrassed too.
“Thank you. That…Akamatsu-kun is …… really cool too, you know?”
I found myself feeling my face getting hotter than ever.`
TLN: This is the last chapter on kakuyomu. It seems like this i the last chapter, but I’ll keep checking for possible updates from the author.