Rika Matsumoto is in love with Shinji Ueda.
Friday of that week.
After getting out of the bath, Rika breathed a sigh of relief.
“New house…so warm…”
Rika is not in her old, rundown apartment.
It is a corner 2LDK apartment.
A ringtone rings from the phone on the living room table.
I pick it up, and poof…! Her expression lights up.
She sits down on the sofa and quickly presses the call button.
The person on the other end of the line is the boy who just became her boyfriend…Shinji.
“Good evening, Rika. Is it okay now?”
“Yes! Of course! If it’s a call from Shin-chan, I’m welcome 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!”
Rika says in a cheerful tone of voice.
Just being able to talk to Shinji makes her feel great.
She flapped her legs.
“I just got out of the bath and I was just bored.”
I’m in the middle of drying my hair with a towel.
“How’s the new apartment?”
“It’s very comfortable! I’m really happy that the hot water comes out right after I turn it on!”
Now, why are Rika and the rest of the Matsumoto family in their new apartment?
It is because of the financial support of Shinji’s grandfather, Kogen Kaida.
With financial support from Kogen, the Matsumoto family’s pockets were enriched.
But that was not all.
Yamaga began to work for a restaurant under the Kaida Group.
“I’m sorry, Shin-chan. I even asked you to refer my mom to a job.”
When Shinji came to visit Rika and her mother, Yamaga, he suggested that she work elsewhere.
He asked her if she wanted to work somewhere else.
“I never thought she could work at the Kaida Resort Hotel…thanks to Shin-chan.”
She ended up working in the restaurant of a three-star hotel in Tokyo.
[No, she was hired because of her cooking skills.]
Shinji is very humble.
Without his help, she would never have been able to work at such a prestigious hotel.
“Shin-chan is… truly amazing.”
Despite having money, he never acts arrogant.
He offers a helping hand to those who are in need and is never condescending.
What a nice person he is, she thought.
“I love your kind and cool personality…I love you ♡”
After saying she loves him, her face turns red.
[Ah, ahaha… I’m embarrassed…]
“I can’t believe you’re embarrassed over something like this, Shin-chan, aren’t you a little too easy?”
However, she is embarrassed herself, so the feeling is mutual.
Thus, thanks to Shinji, the Matsumoto family’s financial situation has risen dramatically.
Her mother has a good job, and a steady income, and Rika also got a wonderful boyfriend.
There has never been such smooth sailing in Rika’s life.
“I’m so happy. I wish this happiness would last forever… ♡♡♡♡”
[By the way, Rika. I want to ask you something.]
“What is it? What is it? Ask whatever you want!”
She was going to answer anything.
“Um… well… um… it’s hard to ask, but… so… um…”
He was unusually tense.
[… something you want…?]
“What do I want?”
“Is that so…”
In the end, she could not figure out what Shinji Shinji was trying to say.
When he said “What you want,” Rika remembered.
“Oh, that’s right! Shin-chan, are you free tomorrow? I want to go shopping with you. There’s a manga I want!”
It’s the first date since they became boyfriend and girlfriend!
She’s eager to go…but…
[Ah, uh… that… sorry. I’m not available tomorrow.]
“Ah…okay, I see…”
She was disappointed.
She thought she was going to be able to have a fun outing with Shinji, but…
[But…! I’m free on Sunday, so let’s go somewhere.]
“Really! Yeah! Let’s go!”
After that, we chatted again and hung up the phone.
“Haaaa…that was so fun…♡”
I recall my conversation with Shinji as I roll over on the sofa.
Just talking to him makes me so happy and happy…
Having a boyfriend is… amazing…
“Tomorrow I have free time… That’s right, I think I’ll go hang out with Dahlia.”
Rika sends Dahlia a LINE message on her smartphone.
It is immediately marked as read and a reply is sent.
[Sorry. I’ve got some business to attend to.]
“Oh, it’s boring.”
When Dahlia and Shinji say no, there is no one else to ask.
“They both have things to do…hmmm, such coincidences do happen.”
I’m sure Daria didn’t have a part-time job, and not to mention Shinji.
Well, I’m convinced that such things can happen.
And that’s when it happened.
With a bang, his mother, Yamaga Matsumoto, came home.
She had an even more childlike face than Rika. But her breasts are so big that it is hard to take your eyes off them.
She is a loli with big breasts but with a sweet adult fragrance.
People are always surprised when they meet her because she is a mother of one.
Her mother, who used to work in the night business, is now a chef working at a first-class hotel.
She comes home in a suit.
“Are you hungry? I’ll make you some food!”
Yamaga stands in the kitchen and begins to cook.
“Are you enjoying your work?”
“It’s soooo much fun! It’s very rewarding, and it’s great to be able to use my cooking skills to the fullest!”
Yamaga had originally dreamed of becoming a chef/
Her parents owned a restaurant.
She said she had planned to take over the restaurant herself.
But her dream was crushed when her family disowned her after she got married and gave birth to a baby.
“I am so thankful to Shin-chan for her support ♡.”
Mother was also very grateful to Shinji for giving her a job.
“By the way, Rika-chan, are you free tomorrow?”
My mother asked me while she was cooking.
“I’m free. Why?”
“Well, let’s go shopping, shall we? See, Rika-chan, it’s your birthday soon, right?”
“Birthday…I see. It’s about time.”
She looked at the calendar.
It is now the middle of January 2021.
Rika’s birthday is at the end of January.
“I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been able to do anything, so I wanted to go out with you once in a while.”
Mother has always been busy working for me.
She is grateful to my mother for that.
However, there were many times when she felt lonely.
But now that she can afford to live a more comfortable life, she has started to take care of Rika.
I am grateful for that. I am really indebted to Shinji…
“Yeah, I want to go out with Mommy, too.”
“O-okay! Then tomorrow you’re going out with Yacchan! Dinner is ready!
They eat fried udon noodles made by their mother together.
Where do you want to go tomorrow?
“I think we’ll go to the shopping mall in Kawasaki. There are a lot of stores there!”
It is certainly close to here and there are many stores.
“Ah, I’m sorry, Rika-chan!”
“Because, you know, with Shin-chan? Aren’t you going on a date~?”
She has already told her mother that she is dating Shinji.
“Would you rather have a date with Shin-chan than with Yacchan?”
Yamaga looked at her with a smirk and a laugh.
“It’s okay. Shin-chan says he is not available tomorrow.”
“Hmmm! A breakup! No, Rika-chan! You mustn’t let Shin-chan get away!”
Yamaga grabs her shoulder with a firm grip.
“Is it because you’re going to lose your job?”
“No, it’s not! I don’t care about my job!”
My mother was really angry.
She really didn’t care about herself.
“There are very few good guys like Shin-chan anywhere in the world! You know what? Rika, you will marry Shin-chan and have a wonderful family. Okay? Shin-chan has the power to make you happy.”
Yamaga seemed to trust Shinji very much.
“There is no one else out there like Shin-chan. So, no matter what happens, don’t ever, ever, ever let him go. Otherwise, you will be unhappy like Yacchan.”
Yamaga also had a hard time with men.
His father was such a scumbag that after she conceived Rika, he ended up abandoning her and running away.
Because of this, she had to bear the unnecessary misfortune.
That is why my mother’s words were so real.
“I… yeah, I got it.”
“I’m sure it’s fine! Shin-chan and Rika-chan are in love with each other, and there’s no way they’ll ever break up.”
Mother sees me talking to her every day.
She also sees the look on her face when she talks to him.
She knows I like him too much.
“So tomorrow, we’ll go to the Kawasaki Shopping Mall at 10:00 a.m.!”
The next day, Rika and Yamaga came to Kawasaki.
“Eh…? No way…”
In a shopping mall, Rika saw [them].
“Virgin-kun, let’s go to this store over here.”
“Oh, wait, Dahlia-san!”
…Her best friend and her boyfriend were enjoying shopping alone together on their day off.
What? Why are you…? What do you mean?