Rika Matsumoto went home after a date with Shinji.
At night, in the living room, she calls her best friend, Daria.
“Otsu! Is now a good time?”
[Nn-. I just took a bath, but it’s OK.]
I heard the voice on the phone echo a little.
I guessed she was probably taking a bath at home.
“Thanks for today, Dahlia!”
Rika wanted to thank him.
Rika wanted to thank Shinji and Dahlia because they had given her a birthday present today.
The gifts were perfume and nail polish, which she had wanted for a long time.
Perfume from Shinji and nail polish from Dahlia.
[No problem. Sounds like you had a great date with Virgin-kun.]
“Yes, I did! It was a lot of fun…!”
Rika closes her eyes as she looks back on today.
We ate, visited bookstores, went to the arcade…
“You know, it’s amazing how time flies when I’m with Shin-chan.”
I realized that it was already evening.
We had been together for several hours, but it felt like it was over in the blink of an eye.
[That’s… how much you cherished and enjoyed your time with Virgin-kun.]
“Yeah! Yup! Yes, that’s right! Shin-chan is so nice! Oh, yeah, thanks for the gift too!”
[Oh. I’m looking forward to it.]
What comes through over the phone is a gentle tone of voice.
She is sympathizing with Rika’s feelings of joy.
She is glad that her friend shares this feeling and that she is also happy.
[So? Rikatan, did you go to the Love Hotel properly?]
“I-I… that… I shouldn’t have…”
[Why? I don’t even have to ask. You didn’t, did you?]
Even if Daria told her to go to a love hotel, she couldn’t do it.
It’s the first time for Rika to sleep with a man, so she can’t just casually do it with Shinji.
[You look like a gal, but you’re so innocent like a virgin.]
“It’s not just like that, I am a true virgin…! W-what are you making me say?”
[Hahaha, sorry, sorry.]
Just as I was taking a deep breath, Dahlia said over the phone.
[But Rika=tan, you want to have that kind of relationship with him someday, don’t you?]
“Well, that’s… well…”
‘You want to have Virgin-kun’s baby, don’t you? Then you have to do it sometime.
“Yes, but…you know…”
After all, no matter how much you love the man you are with and want to devote everything to him, you can still be embarrassed.
[You shouldn’t drag it out. If you keep being on the receiving end, the relationship will collapse.]
“What do you mean?”
Dahlia spoke in a serious tone.
[Rikatan is getting lots of happy feelings from Shin-chan right now, right?]
“Yes, I am. So much so that I feel like I’m going to die.”
[That’s fine and all. But if you keep receiving, you can’t say that you are equal.]
[In a relationship between a man and a woman, it’s not enough if one of them is receiving one side of the money. You have to give what you receive. Only then can you have a true relationship as equals.]
Indeed, as Daria said, Rika is only receiving things from him right now.
He has helped her mother get a job, and through his grandfather, he has helped her financially.
In addition to feelings, Shinji has given her many things mentally, such as healing and happiness.
As she says, it is true that she is constantly receiving from him.
[So, a woman should give back to a man something that proves that his feelings for her have been appropriately conveyed. If your feelings are one-sided, they will feel insecure.]
Without a response, everything he gives will seem like a waste of time.
That’s why they want at least something about responding to the thought.
“So…what should I do?”
[So here I came in. If it is a boy of Virgin-kun’s age, the thing he wants most is to have sex with his girlfriend, right?]
“Well, that’s…well, maybe…but…”
Rika is still embarrassed.
Rika is not even good at extreme depictions in shoujo manga.
She is embarrassed to show her naked body to Shinji.
[You’re too naive, really. But Rikatan, he has done so much for you. You should hold back your shame a little and try to be considerate to him. That’s my advice as a woman.]
Sure, it’s just a little embarrassment.
I am grateful to Shinji Shinji.
How can I express my many thanks to him?
The only way to convey that to them is to respond with action.
“But…I wonder if I can do it well. It hurts the first time, doesn’t it?”
[Oh, yes, it really hurts.]
“As I thought…”
Although I said I was not good at extreme descriptions, I have as much interest in sex as anyone else.
I had heard from information lying around on the Internet and elsewhere that the first time you have sex can be quite painful.
[Well, you have to be patient. If you don’t tell him, he’ll get anxious, so tell him it’s starting to feel better and better.]
“I’ll do my best…”
I don’t like pain, but I don’t want to make the people I love anxious.
[Well, it’s Virgin-kun’s thing, he’ll do it well. It won’t hurt as long as you get it wet properly.]
“What about Dahlia?”
[As for me…well, I can’t really tell you anything. You don’t have to worry about it. At the very least, I think Rikatan will be happier than me.]
… Her voice dropped a little bit.
It seems that her first time was not a good memory.
[If you want, I can tell some things to Virgin-kun. Hmm? I know a lot of positions that will make Rikatan squeal. How about that…?]
Dahlia says playfully.
She always cracks a joke whenever the mood gets a little tense.
“No, thank you. It’s too early for Shin-chan!”
[But what if…]
For a moment, she was at a loss for words.
“Dahlia? What if?”
[Forget it. Whatever it is, get it done as soon as possible. I’ll give you some aromatherapy and reference materials next time.]
Despite my embarrassment, I still want to do it with Shinji.
As Dahlia says, I am constantly receiving things from him, and that is something I can’t help.
[I’ll give you rubbers, too. I don’t know how big they are, so I’ll give you lots of them.]
“I don’t want any!”
[Birth control is important, ma’am?]
“I know! I’ll go with him to buy some!”
[I’m sure you’ll be fine. Good luck. See you later.]
Dahlia hung up the phone with a laugh.
Rika thought that Dahlia was a good friend after all.
…But just a little bit.
She thought that she had been acting a little strange on the phone.
Dahlia Kurohime turns off her phone and looks up at the ceiling.
It is a room in a love hotel in Tokyo.
Rika apparently thought it was the bath in her room, but here she is, having just finished “her work”.
There was only money on the table.
The hotel bill has already been paid.
I grab the 10,000 bills on the table.
Shinji and Rika’s smiles crossed my face.
I guess they will have their first time in a place like this.
It will be a happy first experience.
Impulsively, I almost tore the 10,000 bills apart.
Her heart skips a beat.
Normally, she would answer her phone right away, but she hurriedly put on her clothes.
It’s not like she can see her through the phone.
But…she was still embarrassed.
Her voice is muffled, and she feels embarrassed.
“Ah, I’m sorry. You were busy, weren’t you?”
…Shinji immediately guessed.
Because it took her a while to answer the phone.
Her heart ached again.
“Uh…no…no problem. Well, …what’s wrong?”
Just talking to him, just hearing his voice, makes me nervous.
[I just wanted to call and say thank you for today.]
“Oh, thank you…”
Shinji said he wanted to thank me for going out with him today.
“I care about Rikatan. I did it because I care about her, not for Virgin-kun’s sake.”
Half true, half false.
From the beginning, Dahlia was truly enjoying her fleeting date with Shinji.
[But I’m sorry that you have to do things for me all the time. Please let me thank you.]
…What I had said earlier came back to me here.
“But…if you do that to me, Rikatan will go crazy with jealousy again.”
I surprised myself with the words that came out of my mouth.
I thought this was the part where I laughed and said thank you but no thanks.
What’s with this tone?
It’s no good. I can’t keep my cool when it comes to him.
I can’t be mature like I was with Rika.
[I will explain to Rika that I want to thank Dahlia-san. If I do that, Rika will understand.]
…What a sincere man, I thought.
I envy him…
It’s totally different from a man who just does what he has to do, leaves one woman alone, and quickly goes home.
I have no intention of betraying Rika.
I have no fake feelings of caring for her.
I fell in love with him.
From the bottom of my heart.
…Even though I know that it is an unrequited love, still…I want to spend even a little bit of time with Shinji.
I want his kindness to fill the hole in my heart.
Even though I knew it was wrong, I couldn’t stop myself.
“Then…well…you know. Vir…Shinji-kun.”
In order not to give him a strange feeling.
He should be unaware of it.
“You should go on a date with me.”