Imoko Nakatsugawa regrets, meanwhile, at the same time.
Dahlia Kurohime is called to the rooftop.
In front of Dahlia, there is an otaku-like boy.
He asked her to go out with him.
“I’m sorry, I can’t.”
“Eh…? What do you mean, you can’t?”
When the nerd boys are upset, Dahlia bows her head and says.
“Sorry, I can’t go out with you.”
He was a boy in her class.
They were close enough that they had talked a little.
Dahlia is quite popular.
She is tall and has long, slender arms and legs like a model.
The most notable feature is her overly large breasts.
They are so large that they are so tight that the buttons of her shirt cannot be closed.
The men were all awestruck by her big breasts peeking out from the collar of her shirt, and her flashy bra.
“I’m sorry. That’s just the way it is.”
Dahlia tries to leave the rooftop.
“Well, then! Let me do it…!”
With a snap, Dahlia stops and turns around.
“Let me do it. Hey, Kurohime-san, you’ll let anyone do it if they ask you, right?”
Dahlia frowned uncomfortably.
This flashy appearance gave rise to all kinds of bad rumors.
One of them was that “Dahlia Kurohime will do it with anyone if you ask her.”
Of course, this is a false rumor.
…but it’s true that she will do it if she gets paid.
Maybe that’s where the story began.
“Who told you that?”
In the past, I wouldn’t have cared about such rumors.
I would have simply brushed it off.
But now…I couldn’t allow it.
I don’t want [him] to hear this rumor.
“So, who did you say you heard it from?”
“Huh, hehehe… I will tell you. If you let me do it…”
“…Screw you. Do you want me to hit you?”
I tried to threaten him lightly, but the otaku boy gave a lowly smile.
Why don’t you give it a try? If you can do such a thing. Hey, come on, let me try, huh?
“Why don’t you try? If you can do something like that, why not? Hey, here, let’s just do it, okay?”
The boy grabbed my hand forcibly.
“Hey, quit it!”
I refused harder than I thought I would.
I didn’t want to.
I didn’t want to be held and touched by a man I didn’t even like.
I didn’t want him to see me doing it.
“Fuhihi, it’s fine. You’re saying no, but you want it don’t you? You’re someone who will do it with anyone, aren’t you?”
I couldn’t deny it.
Because being someone who will do it with anyone as long as I get paid is indeed….true.
“Hehehe. I’ve read erotic manga and I know a lot about it, so I can make you feel good.”
…I wonder if he will tell me where the rumors are coming from once I let him do it.
But…I don’t want to.
I didn’t mind before, but now…
And that’s when it happened.
“What are you doing?”
The door to the rooftop opened violently.
There was a small boy.
The man she had been waiting for had appeared there.
He approaches Dalia and the boy with a look of exasperation on his face.
“Stop it. Dahlia-san doesn’t like it!”
Shinji was supposed to be a quiet boy.
Yet, he is angry with me for her sake.
The first time she saw him, she was so happy.
“What the hell…?”
Shinji glares at the flinching otaku boy and says,
“Forcing a girl to do something she doesn’t want to do is disgusting. Do you want me to tell the teacher?”
“What the hell? I didn’t do anything! You called for help and set me up, you b***h!”
The otaku boy left after saying a few words.
Only Shinji and Dahlia were left behind.
“Are you okay? He didn’t do anything to you… right?”
Before she knew it, Dahlia was hugging Shinji.
Shinji was puzzled.
But Dahlia couldn’t let him go.
She was happy.
That he protected her for her own sake.
The fact that Shinji defended her made her so happy…
She couldn’t help but love him.
Knowing the manly side of the quiet Shinji, she fell in love with him even more.
I love him, I love him, I can’t get enough of him…
So she hugged him.
Only at that moment, she did not think about her best friend or the fact that the person in front of her was her best friend’s boyfriend…
Instead, her body was moving faster than she could think.
Her instincts as a woman had overtaken her rationality.
Finally, Dahlia came to her senses.
Eh… Her face turns red.
“I’m sorry! Shinji-kun!”
Her face is hot.
She reacts like a virgin.
Even though she doesn’t feel any excitement towards her client or the otaku boy she just met.
Only with Shinji, does she react like a shy girl.
I can’t make fun of Rika, I thought to myself.
“Um…um…w-what? I’m completely fine you know.”
I decided to play the big sister and tease him like that.
Shinji easily agreed, saying, “Ah, I’m glad.”
…But that hurt me.
I was disappointed that he did not take me seriously.
“No, I’m glad you’re okay.”
…My chest clenches sweetly and my lower abdomen…gets hot.
Oh…I love him…
Dahlia had fallen in love with everything about him.
His slightly childish face, but still manly and protective, his voice, his gentleness…she liked it all.
“That guy was terrible. She called you a b***h.”
“No…it’s okay. I’m used to it.”
“It’s not okay! He said terrible things to Dahlia-san!”
Shinji, the man she loves, is really mad at the guy for saying that about her.
She was so happy that she wanted to cry…
Dahlia can’t deny it.
Yes, the word “b***h” that otaku boy had said was true.
As long as she gets paid, she will do it with anyone.
Whether it’s a creepy old man or a classmate.
“Hey, Dahlia-san! What’s wrong?”
Dahlia was crying.
She was sad. She was sorry.
Even though he had gone to the trouble of defending her.
She felt that she was not qualified to be defended by him.
Why am I not like Rika?
Why can’t I have a beautiful body like Rika?
“Dahlia-san…? Are you okay? Do you want me to make him apologize for what he said earlier?”
“No, it’s okay. I just got some dust in my eyes.”
“I’m sorry,” Dahlia apologizes.
She didn’t deserve to be defended by such a nice boy.
“I see. I’m glad. Here you go.”
Shinji quickly took out a handkerchief.
She wanted him to stop.
She didn’t want him to be gentle.
I want you to stop being so nice to me…if you are any nicer to me, I’ll get carried away.
For now, Rika is still just barely a stopper.
I can maintain my self-control because I am dealing with my best friend’s boyfriend.
But just like the earlier, impulsive hug…
If I fell in love with Shinji anymore, I would no longer be able to control my feelings with my head.
I want him to hate me.
But…I also don’t want the man I love to hate me.
Dahlia is troubled by these contradictory thoughts.
“I’m so thankful for you, Shinji. You saved my life.”
“You’re welcome. If you ever encounter anything weird like that again, just tell me right away.”
“I don’t know how to get in touch with you.”
“Oh, that’s right, let’s exchange IDs.”
Dahlia pulls her phone out of her skirt pocket and exchanges a line ID with Shinji.
“Rika said we can go on a date.”
“Really? I’m glad.”
“Yeah! Let’s talk about where we’re going to go later! Lunch break is almost over.”
In 10 minutes, the chime will ring.
“I’m sorry, go ahead. I’ll call you in a bit.”
“Oh, yeah… Okay, I’ll call you later! See you later!”
Shinji leaves the rooftop.
Dahlia clutches her phone to her chest and leans against the rooftop fence.
She has Shinji’s contact information.
That…makes her too happy…
She hugs her phone tightly.
Just by getting his contact information, her whole body was already overflowing with a sense of happiness.
“I love you.”
The words came out of her mouth, unknowingly.
“I love you…I love you…”
She whispered sweetly…
But Dahlia…was crying again.
“Why…ah…why…is this happening to me? Why…are you…Rikatan’s…boyfriend…?”
She couldn’t help but curse her own fate.
If Dahlia had been born into a normal family and Rika had not been next to Shinji…
By now, she would have expressed her feelings without any reservations.
She would have confessed her feelings before the lunch break was over.
But the reality is different.
There was a girl next to him whom she loved even more, and she was… born like this, and looked like this.
She can’t hide it any longer.
She can’t keep this feeling inside her heart.
She was on the verge of hugging him earlier, too.
She was about to push him down.
It was bad enough when they exchanged contact information.
The guilt she felt for Rika had completely vanished from her mind.
“No… no…I can’t betray you…”
Her heart was in agony and pain.
The overflowing feelings of love for Shinji and friendship for her best friend were colliding with each other.
If she continued her involvement with Shinji any longer.
She’s sure that one day…she will come to resent Rika.
She will be jealous.
Why is it that I am not the one standing next to Shinji?
Dahlia closes her eyes and holds her chest.
Then she opens her eyes again.
There was a certain determination in his eyes.