As she waited while conversing with Shiraishi, she received a call from everyone and was able to join them right away.
Only Daiki was not there.
“Huh? Where is Daiki?”
“He said he had to go to the restroom!”
So they decided to wait for a while.
Everyone was talking about the fireworks and waiting, when Daiki called me.
He said it was going to take a while because the restroom was crowded, so they could go home first.
Wakaba decided to wait until Daiki arrived.
“Your leg is starting to swell up a little.”
Everyone was also worried about her, so she had no choice but to go home.
The pain was less than before, so she tried to walk, but everyone told her not to push herself too hard until she got through the crowd, and she had to be carried on his back.
Finally, while being carried on his back, they made it through the crowds.
She said to him.
“I’m worried about Daiki, so you can all go home first!”
“I’m worried about Wakaba’s leg.”
Everyone told her to contact Daiki before leaving.
When she tried to contact Daiki, she couldn’t get through, so some of them stayed behind to wait for him.
On the way home, she decided to walk.
“If you push yourself too hard, you won’t be able to play tennis.”
She felt sorry for him and asked him to carry her on his back and take her home.
Because of the distance, only those who were going home in the same direction decided to go home first.
In order not to get tired on the way home, they took a rest at a park on the way home.
The friends who came home together were also closer than Wakaba’s house, so one by one the number of friends decreased until only Wakaba remained.
“I’m going to walk home from here because I feel bad for Shiraishi-kun!”
But Shiraishi was adamant that he would take her home.
He carried her on his back to the end and dropped her off in front of his house.
“I’m really sorry about today.
It must have been heavy for you to carry me on your back.
And you had to walk me home.”
Wakaba said apologetically.
“I’m totally fine!
It was a little heavy! Haha.”
“Mou, that’s so rude!
You’re supposed to tell me it’s not like that!”
She turned red and said back.
“You were really light!
There was no weight at all! Haha”
He responded back in a friendly manner and laughed.
“I hope the swelling goes down tomorrow!
Take a good rest today!
See you at school!”
Shiraishi turned to leave.
“Thank you so much for today!
See you at school!”
Wakaba then went inside the house.
As soon as she entered the house, she headed for the bathroom.
As she was taking off her yukata, she found a handkerchief.
“I’ll have to wash it and give it back!”
and put it in the washing machine and pressed the button.
Immediately after that, she took a shower and put a compress on her feet to cool them down.
After that, he went back to her room and checked her phone.
Daiki had not contacted her yet.
“Daiki, I wonder if you are alright?”
While thinking about it, she put a message on the message app to Daiki.
After walking a lot, she was tired and felt sleepy, but she couldn’t sleep until she heard from Daiki.
Decided to stay awake as best she could.
However, Daiki did not contact her at all.
Gradually she became more and more worried, and her sleepiness began to wane.
She tried to contact his friends.
“We met up properly after that and then split up, so I think he’s home by now!
Maybe he’s taking a shower or something.”
This time she tried to call Daiki, but he didn’t pick up.
After sending the message again, she decided to wait.
Wakaba was fidgeting and restless.
About an hour later, she finally received a message from Daiki.
“Sorry, I was in the bath!
Wakaba, make sure your feet are cooled off before you go to bed!
“Nothing happened, I’m relieved!”
Replying while thinking that.
“I was worried something had happened to you!
But thank God! You are okay!
Now I’m relieved, I’m going to bed!
Wakaba was so relieved that she fell asleep at once and fell asleep immediately.
She had a dream.
She saw herself being carried on Shiraishi’s back and Daiki gazing forlornly at Wakaba on Shiraishi’s back, and when she saw Daiki’s face, she felt as if her chest was tightening and she was doing something very wrong.
Despite the fact that she knew it was a dream, she felt an inexpressible sense of unease.
It seemed as though Daiki was moving away from her, and conversely, Wakaba was moving away from Daiki, and she gradually became frightened and woke up.