Chapter 28: Small step
“Hey, Onii-chan, did something happen?”
”…No, it’s nothing.”
Sachi has been like this since I came home from seeing Miyajima the day before yesterday.
“—Don’t force yourself, okay?”
I feel like I can’t hide anything from Sachi anymore.
Maybe it’s not that I’m not good at hiding things, but that she’s very good at perceiving things.
However, it wasn’t unpleasant, and although it was oddly ticklish, it seemed rather pleasant.
(And it’s true, I didn’t force myself.)
There was definitely “something” about it, but it was necessary.
I think that the dialogue with Miyajima was inevitable in order for me to look forward.
“Well, I’m on day duty, so I’ll go first!”
With that, Sachi left for school.
(I really can’t get over how much I owe you, Sachi.)
She is such a good sister that she is too good for me.
Lately, I’ve been relying on Sachi a lot.
I want to respond to that. No matter what form it takes, I want to do it in a way that I’m satisfied with.
As I rode my bicycle to school, I was confronted by a picture.
It was a picture of the day before yesterday when I met Miyajima at the store.
(What a pain in the *ss!)
I spat out a poison in my heart for the first time in a long time, and took a picture of the scene with my cell phone.
It might come in handy someday. It’s like an insurance policy.
I mean, I should have taken pictures of what I’ve seen so far.
Well, it’s no use thinking about the past.
I finished taking the picture and put it in my bag.
In the picture, instead of my face, Miyajima’s crying face was clearly visible.
I felt an artificial malice in it.
( No way it was a set up, right?)
I thought so for a moment, but I immediately shook off the thought.
If those tears were a lie, then I had already lost.
The question of what constitutes a loss and whether it is a contest in the first place is open to debate, but I have decided to accept her feelings.
If that’s a mistake, then so be it. I’ll just throw it all away and run away.
Anyway, I don’t have any problem if this picture gets around. If I was asked, I would just ask Miyajima herself to explain.
There was no problem. I am sure she would do so if I asked her.
I don’t have any friends who would ask me in the first place, and if I do, it would only be them.
Anyway, I’m not going to actively solve the problem.
I’m fine as long as I can maintain the current situation.
Even if I expose Sonoda’s crime, it won’t do me any good. It would only make my school life more awkward. I can’t say I’m comfortable enough even now.
Nevertheless, next time, if that girl gets hurt in any way, I have no mercy on her.
I know she was at the school yesterday, perhaps it would be a good idea to have a talk with her.
Based on the current situation, I might as well make sure there aren’t any problems.
Or, if it’s her —– that’s a selfish thought.
I understand at the same time that this is not acceptable.
3 comments »
nika77722July 2, 2022 at 12:22 am
Thanks for the chapter. It’s getting nice and juicy
SimakJuly 2, 2022 at 4:52 am
Thanks for the chapter.
EssaJuly 2, 2022 at 8:01 am
thanks for the chapter!