Chapter 16: Contacting Wakaba
Later that day, he contacted Wakaba.
“He was so nice!
I got to hear all kinds of stories!”
He said happily about what he had heard today.
Everything from the first day he came home, to his relationship with his mother, to why he couldn’t marry Daiki’s mother, and so on.
He told Wakaba everything.
Wakaiba nodded her head and listened to him.
Then he told her about his father.
“My father didn’t hate me!
After he found out what happened, he was afraid that I would hate him, so he didn’t know how to treat me!
That’s why I got to go see him this Obon!”
He was happy to talk about it.
“I’m so happy for you! Daiki!”
Wakaba said and rejoiced with him.
After that, he talked a lot.
He told her that his mother was planning to remarry and that his real father’s name was Tsukasa Togo.
Instead of the usual fake cheerfulness, he really seemed to be enjoying himself.
In her heart, Wakaba said
“I’m so happy for you! Daiki!”
He talked about all kinds of things with her.
“I’ll call you tomorrow!
and hung up the phone.
After he hung up the phone, Wakaba was still happy for him.
But she also felt a little sad.
“You didn’t look that happy when I cheered you up…”
She felt a little depressed, which was unusual for her.
Around the time of the summer festival, she had been thinking that Daiki had started to drift away from her as a sister.
On the day of the summer festival, she could not give much attention to Daiki and talked only with her friends.
Daiki also seemed to enjoy talking with other friends.
Wakaba was happy to see it, but she also felt lonely.
After that, on the way to the fireworks, one of his friends fell down and Daiki ran up to him.
He told her that she could go ahead of him.
Wakaba wanted to stay with him, but her friend pulled her arm and took her away.
She couldn’t watch the fireworks with Daiki, even though he was always next to her.
Daiki didn’t come near her until the fireworks were over.
Unable to concentrate on the fireworks, she only looked at Daiki.
On the way home, she thought she could go home alone with Daiki, but everyone decided to go home together and she couldn’t talk to him until the last minute.
This time, too, it was a family matter, so there was no room for Wakaba.
But Daiki solved the problem by himself.
Wakaba did not do anything.
On the contrary, to Daiki, she was an irreplaceable presence and a source of emotional support.
That’s why he suppresses his feelings of love for Wakaba so that he can be normal and in order not to ruin the relationship.
Wakaba is not very good at love.
That is why she thinks of her feelings for Daiki from her sister’s perspective.
She looks at him as if he was her family member.
As if she is looking out for her younger brother, not the opposite sex.
She doesn’t realize that the blurring at this time is the beginning of love.
She feels that she misses her younger brother because he is growing up so fast.
“I wish he depended on me more…”
She fell asleep while thinking that.
One comment »
ishiraNovember 13, 2022 at 7:37 pm
Okay, I hope childhood friend win this time