It was three days after my meeting with Rushia-Sensei.
Rushia-sensei is sitting in the living room of my house.
She has pure white hair and red eyes that look like a rabbit.
In addition to that, she was not wearing her usual kimono today.
She came to my house this morning wearing a white dress and a straw hat, looking like a young lady of the deep window.
“Okaya, I finished the manuscript. I wanted you to see it.”
Apparently, the fax machine was broken, so she took the trouble to deliver the revised manuscript to my house.
The address was given to me by editor-in-chief Ugematsu. I had a strange feeling about this ……. I wondered if he would reveal the address of a person, no matter how much it was for business …….
Well, I couldn’t turn her away, so I let her come to my house.
“O-Okaya….uhm, what do you think?”
While I was looking over the manuscript, Rushia-sensei asked me.
“Yes, it’s great.”
“R-really? I asked Ichika to tailor this make this dress for me, and she did a wonderful job.”
“? No, I’m talking about the manuscript. ……”
“…… I-I see”
Shun, Rushia-sensei shoulders slumped.
Oops, I guess she was asking what she was wearing.
Come to think of it, she’s wearing a very cute outfit today.
I see, you bought new clothes, so you want me to praise you. You have a surprisingly childish side, huh. How cute.
“You look good in that dress. The usual kimono is good, but that kind of ladylike thing is also good.”
“! I-I see. Fufu, I see…..fufufu”
Rushia-sensei smiled debaucherously.
She may be mature, but she’s still a child. It’s adorable.
“I’ve had a look at your manuscript. It’s really wonderful. I’m amazed that you were able to brush it up so much in just three days.”
“Yeah! That’s all thanks to you, Okaya.”
Rushia’s cheeks reddened.
“I was merely giving advice. You should be proud of yourself.”
“Oh, no, ……, that’s not …….”
Mujimuji, Rushia-sensei shies away.
“……Okaya, I wanted you to read it. I wanted you to praise me……. so I worked hard on”
The image of Rushia-sensei overlaps with that of Akari and Nanako 10 years ago.
When I was a tutor, the twins would study hard for tests at home because they wanted me to praise them.
I put my face close to Rushia-sensei.
Her red eyes are moist.
Yeah, I knew it.
She closes her eyes and purses her lips, her face bright red.
I poke her on the forehead.
“You’re not sleeping well.”
Pokan, Rushia-sensei opens her mouth with a bang.
“You haven’t slept much in the last three days, have you?”
“Even if you push yourself to finish a good manuscript, it will be useless if you get sick.”
The same thing happened to Akari and Nanako
They studied all night to get a good score on a test and got sick.
It must be the same for her.
“Rushia-sensei, your attitude toward producing a good manuscript is admirable as a professional. However, taking care of your health is also a part of a professional’s job. I’d much rather drop the manuscript than have you collapse.”
Rushia-sensei’s cheeks flushed, but her lips pursed.
“……Okaya, that’s not fair.”
“It’s not fair that you play with my heart so …… much and be so kind …… to me.”
…… I have no idea what she is trying to say.
I’ve been working part-time at a cram school for a while now, and it was with elementary school kids.
The mind of a child, especially that of an adolescent girl, is …… difficult to understand. This is true for both Akari and Nanako.
“Whaa….Okaya. Today is …….I don’t just want you to look at my manuscript.”
“Is there something else you want to discuss?”
“Yeah. It’s very …… very important. Listen to me. I’m …….”
And then it happened.
“”Stop right there!””
The door to the living room opens and the twin JKs come in.
“You guys…….I thought you guys were …… going to shop. ……”
When Rushia-sensei came to my house, I had sent them a message in advance.
[I’m going to have a meeting with the writer at home, so don’t come.]
“Y-you …… Akari!”
“I knew it was, Rushia! As expected! That was close!”
Akari walked toward me.
Nanako comes up behind her and sticks to her.
“What were you two doing alone?”
Akari is standing on her knees, and Nanako is standing behind her as if to hide behind her.
“I didn’t ask you, Okarin!”
“T-that’s right, we’re asking you, pretty lady!”
The twins are sniffing around.
“It appears that it is true…… that you are living with Okaya, after all?”
Gananm She stood up and glared at Akari.
Saa, While Nanako hid, Akari also glared back at her.
“That’s right. Me and my sister live with Okarin.”
“Whaa?! Whawha, what in heaven’s name?!”
…… I told her to keep quiet.
It’s just a kid, you know.
“O,OOOkaya. Www, what is going on!”
Rushia-sensei’s eyes rolled up in her head and she tried to grab me.
But the momentum was too much and she was tripping forward.
I hold Rushia-sensei in my arms.
“”Aaaaaaaaahhhhh ！！！！!””(Akari and Nanako)
Rushia’s face blushes to the extreme.
While the JKs peel their eyes and scream …….
A few hours later, Rushia-sensei wakes up.
“I’m sorry, Okaya ……, I’m so upset …….”
This is my bedroom.
It seems that Rushia-sensei had a mild heat stroke.
Combined with the fact that she hadn’t been sleeping well, she seemed to have fainted.
“I’m fine now, Okaya. I’m sorry you had to worry about me.”
I grabbed Rushia’s shoulder as she tried to get up.
“You need to get some rest.”
“You almost had a heat stroke. Don’t be stupid. It’s a disease that can kill you in the worst case. Please get some rest.”
Sensei laid down on the bed quietly.
I took the towel away from Rushia-sensei, soaked it in water, and placed it on her forehead.
“? What’s wrong?”
“No, …… it’s been a while since I’ve had a man take care of me like this. I’m a little ……, no, I’m pretty happy.”
…… This girl’s eyes were familiar to me.
Yes,……, the same eyes as Nanako and Akari.
It’s those eyes that are discordant and hungry for parental love …….
“Uhm~…..Okarin? Is she okay”
The twins came in, opening the fusuma.
“Oh, it’s nothing. It’s just, you guys knew what you were doing, right?”
“”Yes, ……, I’m sorry.””
The twins bowed their heads in unison.
“I’m sorry to interrupt your work, Sensei.”
“Y-Yeah, ……, don’t worry about it. I wasn’t very mature either. I’m sorry.”
Now that she had calmed down, I need to explain the situation.
“Sensei, please let me explain about living with these girls.”
“B-before that, …… Okaya. There’s one thing I need you to do …….”
“? What is it?”
Rushia-sensei glanced at me and the twins, then said quietly.
“Sensei ……. I’d also like you to stop using it. The …… honorific.”
“That’s …… why?”
Chira, looking at Akari and Nanako, Rushia-sensei strains her voice.
“…… because I don’t want to lose to these two.”
Well, some authoer say it’s easier.
As for me, since I’m dealing with a business partner, it’s easier to use honorific language. ……
“Okay, Rushia. Is this okay?”
“Y-yeah! That’s fine! No, I’d rather have that!”
I don’t know what it is, but I think she likes the way I call her.
“…… Akari. What should we do?”
Nanako half-cried and hugged her sister.
“She’s so cute~ She’s small, slender, and beautiful. …… There’s no way we can win.”
“It’s all right! We have these big boobs! Stick out your chest, sister!”
“…… I-I understand! Muun!”
Akari and Nanako are doing something stupid.
“……, you two sit down for now. I’ll explain everything now that it has come to this.”