“Egh… Higg… Uaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!”
“You’re a boy, no? Please stop crying.”
“Izayoi-kun, here’s a tissue.”
“Twank jou werry mooch” (Thank you very much)
Karen-chan gently stroked his head, and Kohaku-chan handed him a tissue. He took the tissue and blew his nose. He had been crying non-stop for over an hour. Uhm… Can I say that he’s an incredibly kind person? I’m sure that’s the case.
Even though it’s about me, he’s crying more than I am and showing more concern for me than I do for myself. I’ve never encountered a man like him before.
He is a man I have never met before, and I became a little interested in him.
I’ve started to feel a little curious about him, despite the fact that it’s about me.
After another thirty minutes, he finally stopped crying.
“I-I’m sorry. In the end, I ended up crying the most…”
“It’s okay, that just shows how kind you are.”
“Yes, that’s what makes you charming, Izayoi-kun.”
“You don’t need to apologize for crying for my sake.”
Dammit! It’s embarrassing, isn’t it?! Crying with a runny nose and sobbing like that!
If I’m shown such a touching scene, of course, I’ll end up crying!!
It was a wonderful and sincere conversation that showed the straightforward personalities of Hihara Karen and Gindou Kohaku. They’re so cool! Oi!
However, it’s still embarrassing. Even though I’m emotionally stronger… Getting my head patted by Hihara Karen and receiving tissues from Gindou Kohaku… It’s a bargain. It’s the best. Especially the head patting, it’s the best. Even though it happened naturally, it gave a sense of maternal comfort. And being able to have such an experience and honor from her is amazing and overwhelming, creating a loop of emotions.
Even children don’t cry that much. It’s a dark history… Recently, my dark history keeps increasing…
Well, at least the loneliness of Kikawa Moegi is gone…
In the original “Confession of Solitude” story by Kikawa Moegi, it takes place during New Year’s. By that time, as a “Masou Shoujo,” she would have grown closer to her comrades, confessing her own worries and past. That’s where Gindou Kohaku and Hihara Karen, as well as the fourth person, would also share their troubles, deepening their bonds.
I rushed ahead too much and went far ahead of schedule, but it should be fine. Bonds and intimacy can never be too much.
“Oh, it’s getting dark outside.”
“Yes, it is.”
Releasing three beautiful women onto the streets at night… What should I do? I can’t send them all to my house. As I was contemplating…
“Izayoi-kun… It’s dangerous to go home alone at night, so could you let me stay?”
A request to stay over!!!!! N-No way… This has to be a joke… All these beautiful women in my house?! What should I do?!
“Haa, what are you saying!?”
“Kohaku-chan, it’s not good for young men and women to be under the same roof, right?”
“Gindou-san, as you said but..”
“It’s dangerous on the streets at night. Are you planning to leave me on the streets at this hour?”
“The way you put it…”
I can’t say anything anymore when she says it like that. But letting her stay over… Isn’t that a bad idea? If there’s any mistake…
“Please let me stay over…”
When she looks at me like that… Her eyes were shaking a bit. And her voice was pleading. But I can’t let her stay over! I won’t!!
“There’s a chance I might be followed by some weird person again… I’m scared…”
“Ugugugu, t-that’s true…”
“Don’t be deceived, Izayoi! Pull yourself together!”
“Kohaku-chan is quite the actress, huh…”
“But she said she’s scared… What should I do…”
It’s understandable to have excessive fear after what happened last time. It wouldn’t be good to let her go alone. There’s a possibility she might be lying, but that doesn’t matter. When she’s asking like that in that atmosphere, there’s no choice but to try to help. However, what’s the right decision…
“In that case, why don’t you call a taxi or something! If anything, I can ask my dad to drive both of you home in his car!!”
“Tsk, bringing up unnecessary things…”
R-Right, I forgot. I want to do something for her, but letting her stay at my house is not an option… There must be other ways.
That sweet voice and those eyes… It’s dangerous. But I won’t fall for that… I’ll clearly refuse this time.
“Gindou-san, I’m sorry…”
“Izayoi-kun. Actually, I’ve been hearing strange noises from my neighboring room… I’m scared…”
“…Ugugugu, but, ah, but…”
“Like I said, pull yourself together!!! It’s a lie that you can figure out in seconds!!”
“Kohaku-chan, you’re quite cunning, huh…”
Certainly, it might be a lie. I’m well aware of that possibility. However, there’s also the possibility that it might be true. If she’s scared because of that, I want to do something, but letting her stay over…
“Do you have any evidence that I’m lying?”
“Ugu, t-then I’ll let you stay at my house.”
“That’s the last thing I want.”
“Haa!? That’s just plain rude!”
“It’s a common-sense judgment not to stay at the house of someone you don’t know.”
“And who’s this ‘someone you don’t know’!? If that’s the case, then I can’t leave someone I don’t know at Izayoi’s house either. I’ll stay to protect Izayoi too!”
“What are you talking about!? You can’t do that?!”
“If someone unknown is staying, then there’s no other way. It just has to be this way!”
The two of them are arguing back and forth. Where did that strong bond they had just a while ago go? I wanted them to stay in that atmosphere forever…
“I should probably go home. I’m intruding…”
“You’re not intruding, but are you sure it’s okay? It’s dangerous on the streets at night.”
“…Thanks, I’ll be fine.”
Kikawa Moegi walks toward the living room door. Maybe I should call a taxi for her. I’ll pay for it… While I’m thinking, she reaches for the door to leave…
“You’re probably lying, right? The strange noises from the neighboring room are definitely a lie too!”
“It’s not a lie! There have been rumors of ghosts appearing around this area!! It’s scary!”
Her hand, which was about to touch the door, stops. She freezes for a few seconds.
“Don’t accuse me of lying!!”
“It’s true!! There are unbelievable ghosts all over this town!!”
“I’ve never heard of that!!!”
Amidst the two angry voices, Kikawa Moegi turns her body back towards me, her face turning pale with a wry smile.
“I-I should stay over too, maybe?”
“Look, there is an ordinance that says girls are not allowed to go outside at this time of the year……”
“I’ve never heard of that.”
“A-Anyway, if both of you are staying, then I’ll stay too. Yeah, that’s it… because, you know… yes!
It’s not appropriate for young men and women to share the same roof! The decorum is at stake! It would be a problem if something went wrong, and the decorum is at stake! I’ll protect the decorum in case of any eventuality!”
“Kikawa Moegi is really concerned about decorum… Are you a member of the Disciplinary Committee?”
“Eh? Uhm… I’m a member of the Library Committee…”
It’s probably because she’s afraid of ghosts. Kikawa Moegi is scared of bugs and ghosts, so it’s understandable for her to be afraid. She usually tries not to think about those things, but once she starts thinking about them, she becomes scared of various things for a while.
“Anyway, if either of you is staying, then I’ll stay too!! N-no discussion!”
“Even Kikawa Moegi…”
Could it be that all three of them will stay over? It feels like a dream-like development, but is this… okay? Having three super beautiful girls, initial members of the “Masou Shoujo” group, in my house… It’s an honor, but is this really fine?
Ethically speaking… But if Gindou Kohaku is saying she’s scared, and Kikawa Moegi lives alone and would be scared to stay alone, it wouldn’t be right for just Hihara Karen to leave behind… Uhm, what is the right answer here? Let’s try to think calmly.
“Ugh… I guess there’s no other choice. Let’s all stay together.”
“Yes….. that’s fine.”
“Yeah, that’s right. It’s good that there will be four of us… it won’t be as scary.”
There’s no choice but to worry about various things. What is the right answer in this situation? I don’t know. I…
“That’s how it is, Izayoi-kun. Thank you for taking care of me.”
“Please take care of me, Izayoi.”
“Ah, well… Please take care of me too.”
The dilemma still hasn’t been resolved, and I can’t come up with a perfect answer.
“That’s okay, right?”
“It’s okay, right?”
“Ah, Welcome. It may be a bit messy, though…”
If these three say so, I have no choice but to let them stay. The worries and concerns have been blown away. Well, as long as I don’t make any advances, there shouldn’t be any problems. And if this deepens their bond, it would be even better to let them stay, right? I’ll leave earlier than usual to avoid being seen by other students…
There are many things to consider, but I should remain calm and accepting, like a sage. That’s what it means.