Chapter 38: In the same room with my female friend.
We were going to stay at the KID Prince Hotel in Karuizawa.
The five of us were assigned to share a room with Niekawa, me, Nanako, Akari, and Rushia.
We were given three rooms, but Rushia insisted that she didn’t want to be alone.
“Let’s go .”
“Well, I guess so. …… Okaya-kun”
Next to me, my friend from college, Ichika Niekawa, stood nervously.
Fuu, fuu, she seemed to be breathing deeply and calming her mind.
“…… Don’t worry, my competition underwear is for today. It’s not beige, so don’t worry.”
What is she excited about?
We walked into the room.
There, spread out before us, was …….
“W-What is this …… place, is it really a hotel ……?
There was a large, luxurious room that looked like a luxury apartment.
Unlike the hotels in Tokyo, this hotel had a huge site.
The rooms must be large as well.
As we walked down the corridor, at the back, the front wall was completely covered with glass windows.
” Amazing, ……, what a magnificent view.”
The greenery of Nagano spread out before us.
Forests and mountains in the back.
The lake can also be seen from here. The pamphlet said that the night view was wonderful at night.
“It’s too big for two people, right?”
“Yes, it is. Apparently it was built by cutting through two floors. Part of the room is an atrium.”
At the back of the living room, there is a staircase in the room that leads down to the space below.
When I got down there, I found a king-sized bed on the floor.
“There’s also the night view. …… Oh, but then we’d see it. …… What should we do?”
Niekawa blushed, held her cheeks, and twisted around.
“In the meantime, what should we do about room assignments? It seems that this room is divided into a number of small rooms.
In addition to the shower room, there are three bedrooms.
“If Niekawa wants to use this bed, I’ll go somewhere else.”
“I-I don’t…… think we need to separate the rooms ……?”
Niekawa sits on the bed and crosses her legs.
“Look, …… we have a bedroom with a beautiful night view. Let’s both enjoy …… it, okay?”
It was hot, but she unbuttoned one of her shirts patapata and fanned herself by picking up the hem of her shirt.
I move closer to her as she sits on the bed.
She closes her eyes and puts her hands out in front of her.
I get on the bed and fiddle with the control panel of the air conditioner on the side table.
“I’ve turned down the temperature.”
“At the head of the bed, there’s a control panel for the air conditioner, and it looks like the lights can be turned on and off here.”
“…………I S E E”
I don’t know why Niekawa said with a deadpan expression.
“We should pack our bags and go get some food. I heard we can have lunch at the hotel restaurant.”
“R-Right. …… I’ll be ready in a minute.”
Niekawa walked up the stairs and back to the entrance.
She took her carry-on case and came back down the stairs to the bed space where I was. …… That’s when it happened.
I stumbled down the stairs and Niekawa fell down with her carry-on.
I hold my hands out to welcome her in so she will not crash hard into me.
In the air, Niekawa turned a somersault and landed squarely in my arms.
“Wa-waa, …… Okaya-kun, you’re so strong!”
I’m holding Niekawa as if I’m carrying her in a princess hug.
“Were you trying to pass yourself while in midair?”
“Eh, eehee, …… what are you talking about?”
Besides, would you normally be in such a beautiful, princess-hugging position?
“…… I did it. I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time. I can’t believe my parkour skills are coming in handy here!”
When I put down the echelon, she mumbled, “ah ……” with a look of disappointment on her face.
“I’m just glad you’re okay.”
“Thank you, Okaya-kun. As expected of a man, you’re tough and dependable.”
Niekawa smiled at me.
“You’re a lot more reliable than I am. You’re stronger than me.”
“Not at all. I’m also a …… woman. If a man forced me into a position, I would not be able to resist.”
Chirachira, Niekawa’s face turns red and she looks up at me.
…… I see. In the past, Niekawa must have been attacked by a man forcibly.
“But, you know, if it’s for …… Okaya-kun, i-it’s fine. …… Forced ……, Okaya-kun?”
She may have a deep wound in her heart.
I’ll have to moderate my interactions with her so as not to scare her too much.
“Okaya-kun? huh, you haven’t noticed ……? Did you notice my appeal……?
“Niekawa. It’s okay. If anything happens, I’ll protect you.”
“Y-yeah. …… Huh? It’s not the reaction I was …… expecting. ……”
I look around me.
“Let’s clean up the mess for now.
Niekawa’s carry-on had fallen down the stairs and the contents were out.
There were clothes and underwear scattered all over the place.
“Hmm, this is …….”
“Eh ……? ～～～～～～～～?!?!”
Niekawa took the box I was holding. Gushi! And squeezed it.
[educate oneself] …….discription says “contaceptive device”.
“Ah, haha! I don’t know why it’s in there! I wonder if the person before me left it behind!”
Niekawa was upset, sweating profusely.
“Oh, he forgot something. I see.”
“Mou, I’m in trouble! Geez!”
She hurriedly collected her clothes.
I’ll help too.
“Hmm? This is …….”
She shouted again, and took the red cloth from me and grabbed it.
“He forgot this too!”
“But it’s women’s underwear, right? I mean, they’re really flashy, all red.”
No matter how I looked at it, it looked like underwear used to lure men.
“PPP-Previous person! I’m sure previous owner forgot it!”
“I see. I guess that happens sometimes.”
Niekawa, half in tears, retrieved the others and stuck them in the carrier.
“Isn’t that the one from the previous person?”
“I’ll return it to the front desk later!”
” I can give it back to the desk if you want.”
“No, thank you, ……! Mou!”
Niekawa squatted down and sighed, “Haa~…….”
“…… This sucks. He saw my underwear and my protection device. …… I hope he doesn’t think I’m a nasty woman. ……”
And then it happened.
“Akari and the others. Dinner time, Niekawa”
We left the room, carrying her as she went limp.
Akari, Nanako , and Rushia were standing on the ground, looking scared.
“? Yeah, I’m done unpacking.”
“…… That’s not what I meant!”
“What are you talking about?”
On the other hand, Rushia turned her sympathetic gaze to Niekawa and said.
“You’re in for a rough ride, Ichika”
An adult named Niekawa hugged the child Rushia and shed tears.
6 comments »
crisiscore38December 15, 2021 at 12:45 am
She self-destructed… ^^’
Thanks for the chapter.
NeroDecember 15, 2021 at 1:01 am
Niekawa best girl
some mobDecember 15, 2021 at 1:11 am
…………..Okaya….dude…..even i having a hard time reading your reasoning………..but well, this simply shows that he isn’t ready to elevate the friendship relationship to the next level, in any way.
Poor Ichika…….she should have stopped doing this meaningless acts that don’t lead to anywhere due to Okaya’s absolute defense…and should have prepared to just confess normally like she should have years ago…..actually, if she just goes there with her real feelings Okaya might…not accept now, but consider her as someone who loves him…for real……since the other girls are looked as children.
kirindasDecember 15, 2021 at 1:17 am
Thanks for the new chapter!
NDMDecember 15, 2021 at 8:09 am
Okay I get that he might not be ready to get into a relationship after his disastrous marriage, but him being this dense is getting frustrating. He’s not a virgin high school loser who’s never had a girlfriend. Maybe have him figure it out like a normal thinking human would and then have to work through his issues before he’s ready to take one or all(preferably all) of them seriously.
demonkingslayerFebruary 14, 2022 at 3:39 am
You know you’re in for an equally, or worse, rough ride as Ichika, right chibi?