〜Kaede Yamamoto Perspective~.
I have had a younger brother whom I have loved since he was a child.
It was during summer vacation in the sixth grade when I realized that this feeling was more than I had ever imagined. While playing with my brother for days on end, I suddenly realized …… that I deeply loved him.
I wanted to protect him forever.
Fortunately, Ryosuke is also fond of me,…… so I’m sure things will work out well for me. ……
Mai Nakazato from the next house was following us around, which was a little annoying, but Ryosuke didn’t seem to have a pulse on her, so it was fine to leave her alone.
Besides, it would be bad for my parents if we got into trouble with the next house, so we stayed together to some extent.
[Ryosuke! I’m going to marry sister when I grow up!]
[You can’t do that because we’re related by blood!]
[It’s not impossible ……, it’s a done deal.]
I’m not going to let anyone take Ryosuke away from me,……. Fumu, it is often said that it doesn’t hurt to put it in your eyes.
I continue to not change my manly tone of voice because Ryosuke complimented me on how cool I am. Marriage is a joke, but we can be together all the time without …… problems, right?
I’m spending happy days with my brother.
[……I-Is that true!?]
That phone call hits me abruptly.
It was a phone call that ended my happy days.
The caller told me that Ryosuke had assaulted a woman, and I rushed to the police station, unable to stay there.
Inside the police station, I see a weeping girl …… and three mischievously dressed boys standing there.
[In the back alley, …… this man attacked me.]
The crying girl points to my brother and talks about him.
She says she was attacked by Ryosuke and the three boys saved her.
At first I thought it was the other way around, but after listening to what happened, there were a number of things that were suspicious about Ryosuke.
First, it was late at night, and he was walking alone in a back alley where no one would go near it.
Combining that with the testimonies of the girl and the three men, it becomes clear that …… Ryosuke is the culprit. The reason for going through the back alley also seemed to be no particular reason, so it was even more suspicious.
I bowed deeply to the girl, and my father, who came later, and together we kept apologizing over and over again.
Thankfully, they were willing to forgive him with a settlement. The victim’s brother was very positive about settling the case. My father agreed to it and the situation was settled.
My brother kept saying something, but I had no intention of listening to him.
I loved you so much, so why are you doing this, Ryosuke?
If you’re so frustrated, just attack me.
But he attacked a complete stranger as if he had no interest in me.
I just can’t forgive him for that,…… even if he can do everything he wants,……I’m not in his mind!
I began to speak harshly and severely to my brother. I can’t forgive my brother for abandoning your older sister and turning to crime with all your heart.
My deep love for him has turned into hatred.
I also felt ashamed of his refusal to admit his guilt.
[Eh? …… runaway……?]
He ran away from home once.
I was deeply worried about him, but when I saw him come back, I felt hateful …… and unintentionally threw some terrible words at him.
But I think he deserved to be told that.
After all, he is a disgusting man who has raised his hand to a woman and still refuses to admit it.
But even so, I’m willing to accept him if he sincerely regrets it. He is my brother whom I love no matter how much I hate him.
~Nagisa Yamamoto’s point of view~
I have a handsome older brother at home.
He is kind and very welcoming. …… I loved the time I could spend with my brother.
[You’re still a bro-con~]
[Nagisa’s brother is handsome, so it’s understandable that she would be a bro-con].
I would brag about it to my friends and feel superior.
My brother’s reputation is good, and my nose is on fire! I’m not interested in fashion, but I wanted my brother to think I was prettier as a junior high school student! So I started tying my hair in twin-tails and wearing light makeup at home…… When I told my friends about it, they said it’s usually the other way around.
I don’t need to look pretty outside! The only person in the world I want to look pretty for is my brother!
[Ryosuke! I love you!]
I think my sister likes my brother as much as I do.
….But we are not rivals.
After all, sister and brother are blood related.
I lost my real parents in an accident when I was very young.
It was my current parents who took me in.
That’s why I have a step-sister and a step-brother!
Thanks to them, I can marry my brother! I have to thank God!
But those days ended with an incident.
[Sister ……, you’re lying, right?]
[It’s true. I actually met the victim and heard about the damage, …… and Ryosuke was completely guilty!]
I don’t think a more shocking event will …… ever come again.
Father who came home later said the same thing, and since my sister who loves my brother so much says so, there is no doubt about it.
What I hated more than anything was the reaction at school.
Luckily, I was not bullied or shunned……, my friends who had been praising my brother started to criticize him at once.
[I can’t believe I had a crush on someone like that. ……]
[Nagisa, you have a horrible brother, you poor thing.]
They all say …… that Nagisa Yamamoto’s brother is garbage.
My mother and his childhood friend Mai, who has been protecting him for a long time, are treated like freaks and are kept at a distance from everyone around them.
My mother is treated as an airhead at home,…… and I think it’s strange to have parents who are protecting a criminal.
As a result of mother’s support, big brother does not admit his guilt and shows no sign of remorse.
He needs to be hurt more and more …… because he’s a criminal.
That’s what everyone around him says.
[…… Don’t touch me! You filth!]
After that incident, my brother and I touched hands once. It was a trivial touch, just an accidental hit when I was trying to open the refrigerator.
But I tried to break his heart, and I deliberately and exaggeratedly disinfected the spot where he touched me with alcohol.
I remember the look on my brother’s face at that time. …… He looked really sad and in pain.
But the girl who was attacked by my brother was hurt even more, right? That’s what everyone says, right?
After that, I think he ran away from home after my sister said something to him, but I was so worried about him at that time.
I couldn’t find him for a whole day……. I was hanging around in front of the doorway for a long time……. Please be safe.
A while later, my brother came home.
If he’s sorry enough to run away from home, can I forgive him now……? But this idea was naive.
[I’m ashamed to have a brother like you,……]
Sister……, you still can’t forgive him, I see
That’s right,…… even if he wasn’t a minor, he would have been arrested, and considering the feelings of the woman who was victimized, it’s still not enough.
I know that the crime that big brother committed will never be erased….
But I was going to forgive him, so I don’t know what to say. …… Let’s just get this out of the way because it’s appropriate.
[B-Big brother …… I wished you never came back]
Did I just say something terrible……?
My sister next to me praised me for saying it, but my mom and Mai, who came home with my brother, were unbelievably angry. …… My brother was —-
[………….. I see, I’m sorry about that.]
─ ─ He wasn’t looking at me anymore.
The disappearing voice is still burning in my mind.