Chapter 27: Drinking with friends from the university
I ran into my college classmate, Ichika Niekawa , by chance.
It was two days later.
I was on the top floor of a hotel in Tokyo.
Today, for the first time in a long time, I was having a drink with my college friends, including Niekawa.
I walked out of the hotel elevator and headed for the restaurant in the back.
A well-dressed waitress spoke to me.
“Excuse me, but I think we have a reservation under the name, Hakuba.”
“Your companion has already arrived. I’ll show you.”
The waitress took me into the restaurant.
Inside, the interior was calm and relaxing.
The lighting was deliberately dark, and classical music was playing to the point of being deafening.
There is also a bar counter, but apparently they also have private rooms.
I was guided into an expensive looking room at the far end.
When I walked in, I saw a tall young man in a white suit sitting there, drinking alone.
White suit, white leather shoes, and a red rose on his chest.
Flaxen hair and a sweet mask.
I was tempted to ask him what kind of prince he was.
“Oh! My friend! You’re late!”
“Sorry, I’m late. …… [Ouji]”
The person sitting by the window was Ouji.
He is one of my friends from college.
“It’s not that you’re late. In fact, I feel like I came too early.”
I sat down in front of Ouji.
“What time did you get here?”
“About an hour ago.”
“I’m meeting a very important friend today, and I didn’t want to be late.”
Ouji chuckled elegantly.
The waitress comes over and clears away the glasses that Ouji has already been drinking.
“You’re …… Hakuba-sensei, right? The AMO?”
The clewaitress asked Ouji fearfully.
“Yes, that’s right.”
“I knew it! I’m a big fan of AMO!”
AMO. [Arts Magic Online.]
AMO is a hit novel based on a VR game.
It has been mixed with manga, anime, and an anime movie.
From the young to the old, men to women, AMO is being enjoyed by all.
Nowadays, when it comes to the romance industry, we have “Kamimatsu” from “Digimasu” and “Ouji Hakuba” from “AMO”.
It is no exaggeration to say that these have become the twin peaks of the industry.
That’s how popular their works are, and how popular Ouji himself is as well.
Unusually for a romance author, Ouji has been exposed to the media.
He’s also a model and the son of a major corporation, so it’s no wonder he’s popular.
“Thank you, young lady.”
“Waa! That’s a real live Ouji Hakuba. …… Uhm! Please sign!”
This has got to stop.
“Sorry, he’s here on a private visit. No autographs, please.”
“Oh, …… t-that’s right, sorry …….”
I said, and the waitress was blatantly disappointed.
“Well, Mitsuhiko. It’s fine. I’ll sign it for you, young lady.”
Smiling, Ouji agreed without even a hint of displeasure.
Ouji signed a paper napkin with a ballpoint pen and handed it to the waiteress.
“Thank you for loving my work, young lady. I hope you’ll continue to love it.”
“Yes! Of course! I’ll treasure this ……!”
The waitress leaves with a smile.
“You know, ……, don’t sign anything casually. You’re a popular author, and if you sign one, it’ll be a big deal.”
“I’m sorry. But I want to take care of my fans. Anyone who loves my work is my beloved neighbor.”
“You’re the same as ever, huh.”
We were laughing about it when it happened.
“Sorry I’m late, Okaya-kun, Hakuba-kun.”
In the room, Niekawa came over.
She was not wearing a suit today.
She was wearing a sleeveless knit and white slacks.
It was a simple outfit, but since she looked like a model, it was in harmony with her appearance.
“Oh! Ichika-kun! It’s been so long!”
Ouji stood up, grabbed Niekawa’s hand and shook it up and down.
“How have you been?”
“Not too bad. You’re looking good too.”
“Fuhahaha! Of course!”
Kiru…..He flashes his white teeth at Niekawa.
She smiled happily.
She must be happy to see Ouji after so long.
“Let’s have a toast to celebrate our reunion.
Pachin, Ouji snapped his fingers.
And at the same time, the sake arrived.
“We haven’t ordered anything yet, so why is the sake coming out?”
“I ordered it in advance. It’s hot today, and I thought you might want a cold drink.”
What came out in front of us was the brand of sake each of us liked.
“He’s as organized as ever.”
“Fu….Well then, after a long time, to celebrate the reunion of the three members of the [Yabuhara Seminar], …… Cheers!”
Chin…..We clinked our glasses together.
Me, Ouji, Niekawa.
We went to the same university and were in the same seminar.
Professor Yabuhara’s seminar.
That’s where the three of us spent our college days.
In a private room at a hotel bar.
“But I didn’t expect you, Ouji.”
“Hmm? What’s that?”
Ouji crossed his long legs and elegantly sipped a glass of wine.
“I hadn’t seen Ouji and Niekawa in seven years. I thought you guys met more often.”
I hadn’t seen Niekawa since our wedding.
Well, we’re both working adults and I was married, so I get it.
But Ouji is different.
He’s single, and more importantly…….
“You guys are dating, right?”
Ouji and Niekawa blew up.
“Geho, Goho ……!”
“N-Niekawa ……are you okay?”
I rubbed her back.
She wore her long hair up in a barrette today.
The white nape of her neck made her look dizzy.
“Thank you …… Okaya-kun.”
“Hey, Mitsuhiko. What is your misunderstanding?”
The prince sighs, “Haa~….”
” Ichika-kun and I are friends. I was and still am.”
“Eh? Is that so?”
I look at Niekawa.
She glances at me, somewhat sulkily.
“T-that’s right …… Hakuba-kun and I are friend. Why are you talking like that?”
“No, ……you guys used to go out to dinner a lot, right? Without me.”
“That’s ……because I’ve been seeking advice.”
“Advice? For what?”
Chira…..She glanced at Hakuba.
“It’s a maiden’s secret. Don’t go too deep into it.”
“Well that’s fine”
“The important thing is that Ichika-kun was and still is free, and you, Mitsuhiko, are free now, right?
Ouji sipped his wine elegantly and said to the red-faced Niekawa.
“It’s been seven years since we’ve met. Is there anything you want to tell her? Like how she’s changed?”
I take a closer look at Niekawa.
She is tall for a woman.
She has long, slender arms and legs. She has large breasts that are stunningly large.
White skin, black hair like a raven’s wet feathers.
“…… Ah, don’t stare at me too long.”
She turned her eyes away from me, her cheeks flushed red.
Her eyes were watery, probably from the alcohol.
“Have you gained any more muscle than you did seven years ago?”
In an instant, Niekawa’s eyes turn dead.
“Haha! You’re still completely oblivious to the favors that are being done to you, aren’t you?”
Ouji smiles gleefully.
“But what women want to hear is how beautiful they’ve become in seven years.”
“Ah, I see. Yes, you’ve become a regular beauty. Many times more than we were in college.”
“I-I see …… T-thank you. ……”
Mojimoji… Niekawa relaxed.
“But, Okaya-kun. My muscles are less than before ……. My abs aren’t as ripped as before.”
“In her prime, Ichika’s abs were as ripped as a bodybuilder’s.”
Chirachira…..She glanced at me and said.
“Do you want to touch …… it and see ……? If it’s for you, Okaya-kun, it’s….fine”
Blushing, Niekawa looked up at me.
“No, I can’t touch a woman’s belly out in the open.”
Gakkuri, Niekawa was disapointed and dropped her shoulders.
Ouji looked at me and said.
“It’s not like we’re strangers. This is a private room. She says it’s okay, so go ahead and touch it.”
Niekawa looked at the Ouji somewhat happily.
He winked at her with a snap.
“He’s right. Please go ahead…….”
“Well, if you say so.”
With a blush on her cheeks, Niekawa grabbed the hem of her knit and shifted it up a bit.
Her pure white skin was exposed to me.
“No, you can touch …… directly.”
“O-o-o-okay……! Un, I don’t know what I’m doing. …… I wonder if I’m …… getting carried away. ……”
Asease, Niekawa fixes her clothes.
That’s unusual for her, she’s always been so cool.
“She must have gotten drunk and ruffled a few feathers. You’ll have to cut her some slack.”
Ouji’s follow-up. I wonder if that’s what happened.
Niekawa turns her stomach to me.
I touch her abdominal area.
Rubbing …… rubbing …….
“……mm. …… pfft.”
“Yeah, I guess. It’s not as cracked as it used to be. Thank you.”
I pull my hand back.
Niekawa looks up at me with a red face.
Her eyes are moist and her lips are chubby, leaking hot breath.
Ouji, who was watching, says with a wry smile.
“I’ll be out of my seat. Just for an hour or so.”
“”You are saying unnecessary things!””
The next two hours flew by.
After paying the bill, we walked out of the hotel.
“Well, I’ll be going now.”
A white-painted limousine stopped in front of the hotel.
“Take her home, will you?”
Ouji glanced at me, then smiled.
“I’m sorry, but this limousine is for one person.”
“How is that possible?”
I poked Ouji, and he laughed and poked me back.
“I have to go pick up …… my sister now.”
“What’s that about?”
“I’m sorry, but you have to take her home, Mitsuhiko.”
“Yeah, I know.”
Ouji looked at us and smiled.
“We had a lot of fun today. We’re all very busy with work, so it must be difficult to see each other, but yes, it was fun.”
Unlike when we were in college, we’re working people now.
He’s right, we can’t meet casually.
“That’s right. I’ve refrained from inviting you out for drinks because you were married, but …… from now on, why don’t the three of us meet up on a regular basis?”
Pachin, Ouji winks at Niekawa.
“I don’t mind”
Niekawa says with a bright smile.
Ouji nodded his head deeply.
“That’s right. Since we’re all still single, let’s enjoy our freedom even more. Hey, my dear friend.”
Gajitsu, Ouji clutched my shoulder.
“You’re the Big G.” [TL: I have no Idea what that’s supposed to mean]
” Hey, what do you say we go do some karaoke, the three of us?”
“No, I thought you were going to pick up your sister.”
“Oops, that was the setting. Let’s do karaoke next time.”
Piii, Ouji leaves in a flash.
“So long, gentlemen! I’ll see you around!”
“Yes” “Yeah, I promise”
Ouji turns around with a bang and gets into the limousine.
The car started without a sound, and the car carrying Ouji drove away.
” …… Thank you, Hakuba-kun, for taking care of things.”
“Hmm? What’s wrong, Niekawa?”
“No, it’s nothing. I just thought he was a caring devil, now and then.”
I agree with that.
He’s always been a good guy.
“I’ll walk you home. Do you live alone now?”
Kaa…..Niekawa blushes and starts to squirm.
But then, as if she had made up her mind, her expression tightened and she said.
“Yes. I live alone. So…..Why don’t stop by my house for a bit?”
11 comments »
Shimura+FaylaneNovember 5, 2021 at 12:04 am
….Niekawa going offensive. How cute :)) Thanks for chapter
some mobNovember 5, 2021 at 12:22 am
*SIGH*……………….I wonder how did Niekawa failed to confess to Okaya with that awesome friend support?………………………
I guess she got cold feet.
Oh, well, that doesn’t matter now. Misae is already in the place she should be(jail or the sex industry) and far from Okaya. So she still has a chance.
Though there are others that also have that chance too but Okaya won’t be taking them seriously.
kirindasNovember 5, 2021 at 12:31 am
Thanks for the new chapter!
crisiscore38November 5, 2021 at 12:51 am
I’m kinda rooting for her. But, sadly, I don’t think she has a chance…
Thanks for the chapter.
RyusvielNovember 5, 2021 at 1:22 am
> “You guys are dating, right?”
She literally said she’s never been in a relationship two days ago…
Really disappointed with the author. He’s testing my patience to continue reading or not.
He was a married man, chasing a woman to the point of abandoning his dream. It just doesn’t make sense whatsoever to be this dense, inconsiderate twat. Especially to someone as beautiful as Ichika like he described. Just how beautiful is Misae, I wonder?
advaydebNovember 5, 2021 at 5:31 am
You’re a G is just another way of saying you’re the man, or the goat. The g stands for gangster.
Khronos AionJanuary 15, 2022 at 3:24 pm
Ouji our Cupid, Okaya our Stupid, ehem. I wish Okaya will continue his dreams to become a writer while being an editor, I don’t think it’s late for that he might get his novel animated or what
A7xWickedJanuary 31, 2022 at 12:26 pm
Alright now where’s the cock block lol >.>
demonkingslayerFebruary 13, 2022 at 9:17 pm
Well, people who’ve been betrayed in their past relationships often fund it hard to commit to new ones. But I wonder how long that excuse will hold up? The twins and rushia get a pass for him ignoring them cause they’re kids but Ichika is a full grown sexy woman. Be aware, damn it! Well, f**k it. This author LOVES cliches so someone or something will interrupt Ichika and Okaya. Probably the brat brigade.
ExfernalDecember 3, 2022 at 9:50 am
Tongue in cheek, he can call our MC a cockroach too, hahaha. That’s also a G in Japanese. It would be funny if true, but that’s unlikely.
DudeComeUpMarch 5, 2023 at 8:54 pm
I seriously want them to just get on a bed and do the deeds right in this night. But considering Ichika is a woman who can neck lock and throw a literal Terminator away, I’m worried for his pelvis if they get together. He might need some serious surgery after each time they love each other.