Chapter 103: I want them to match
It was time to leave school.
In class today, I kept thinking about what kind of gift I should send to Shi-chan.
I thought it would be nice to give her something she could wear, but I had already given her a necklace, so I wasn’t sure what to do.
“Have you decided what you want, Takkun?
On the way home, Shi-chan, who was walking next to me, questioned me as if she was asking me something.
I was thinking about what I should buy her, but I realized now that I hadn’t thought about what I wanted at all.
I had been so focused on the other person that I hadn’t thought about myself at all.
But this was also a mistake, because thinking about myself would be good for the other person.
“I’m sorry, I haven’t decided yet. How about you, Shi-chan?”
I apologized honestly and asked her how Shi-chan felt.
If Shi-chan decided, I thought I could hang on to it, though it was a cunning idea.
“—–No, I’m sorry. I’m not sure yet either.”
But the answer came back that Shi-chan hadn’t decided yet either.
“—–I’m sorry, I only thought about what Takkun wanted and didn’t think about what I wanted.”
I couldn’t help but laugh when Shi-chan shyly came out and told me that we were really very much alike.
Shi-chan looked at me strangely, as if she didn’t know why I was laughing.
“I’m sorry, I was thinking the exact same thing. We were both thinking too much about each other and not about ourselves.”
When I explained this with a laugh, Shi-chan laughed along with me, as if it was funny that we were thinking the same thing.
“Well, you know. Why don’t we buy the same thing?”
“The same thing?”
“Yeah, you know, like a …… pair of rings, for example……”
She looked up at me shyly, her cheeks reddening and her fingers fidgeting.
She knew that we were already worried about each other’s birthday gifts, so she suggested that we buy a pair of rings for both of us.
To be honest, I was tempted to buy something like that for myself as a man and give it to both of us, but it was my fault for not doing so in the past due to embarrassment, so I couldn’t bring up my ego here.
“Yeah, well, if you’re okay with it–“
“Good! Of course it’s good! I want matching accessories with Takkun!”
When I answered that while trying to cover up my embarrassment, Shi-chan said it was fine.
“Okay, well, yeah, ……, we can go shopping together this weekend.”
“Yes! Yeeh! I love you so much, Takkun!”
Shi-chan said happily, clinging to my arm.
And so we promised to go out together on the weekend to buy each other a birthday present——-.
Then Saturday came.
I went to the bench in front of the station where I always meet Shi-chan.
Today, unusually, there was no sign of Shi-chan.
It was still half an hour before the appointed time, so I arrived early, but this has never happened to me before, so I was a little worried about her, as if she was running late even though she wasn’t.
–Then the appointed time came.
But Shi-chan didn’t show up at the meeting place.
Although it was still exactly at the appointed time, the unusual situation made me worry, so I decided to send her a Lime message.
“I’ll meet you at the rendezvous point.”
Okay, I sent it.
–But even after half an hour had passed, the message hadn’t been read.
Thinking that there was definitely something wrong, I decided to try calling her.
–But Shi-chan didn’t answer the call either.
I thought it was finally funny, and I found myself walking away.
I wondered if something had happened on the way here, so I started walking in the direction Shi-chan always came from.
It was a shameful story, but I didn’t even know where Shi-chan’s house was yet.
Although we were dating, I felt uncomfortable asking for the address of a girl who lived alone, and I was really disgusted with myself for not asking her in a random way.
Since Shi-chan lived alone, as her boyfriend, I should have at least asked her where she lived, in case something happened to her.
I was really disgusted with myself for being in such a hurry for the first time since the problem occurred.
–You should have done better! Me!
But now was not the time to blame myself.
Shi-chan, who usually appeared before me and always responded immediately, didn’t respond at all.
Even if Shi-chan is a successful idol, there is a possibility that she might be involved in an incident or something.
If that’s the case, it could be a matter of seconds.
With that thought in mind, I picked up my phone and called a certain person.
“Hello, what’s wrong?”
“Akarin! Sorry! Can you tell me the address of Shi-chan’s house?
I called Akarin, who used to visit Shi-chan’s house, without thinking twice about it—–.
I understand what you’re saying. Anyway, Takkun, calm down. I’ll send you the address via Lime, and you can go check on her.”
“O-okay! Thank you!
I explained the situation to Akarin, who, contrary to my panic, was very calm and sent me the address via Lime.
I immediately checked the location of the address on my map app, and fortunately it was a tower apartment near the station.
I rushed to the apartment and went inside.
–However, I couldn’t open the second door because it was a tower apartment and the security system was very strict, so I couldn’t go in any further.
However, when I looked closely at the address Akarin had sent me, I saw that it said room 1003.
–Room 3 on the 10th floor!
Realizing this, I immediately dialed that room number.
Shi-chan! Please pick up!
I prayed as I waited for the sound on hold to die down over the speaker.
Then, I heard a weak female voice over the speaker.
“…… Eh ah, Takkun?”
I called out to her in a panic, and she called my name in a weak voice that sounded like it was about to break up.
–It was definitely Shi-chan.
“That’s right! Shi-chan! What’s going on! Anyway, I’m on my way now, can you open the door for me!””
I begged, my face appearing on the monitor as if it were me.
The door was opened just as I heard a small nod from the other end of the speaker, as if my wish had been heard.
I was relieved to know that Shi-chan was home for the time being, but at the same time, I was worried about her, and hurriedly went to room 1003 and opened the door.
–When I got there, I found Shi-chan lying in the doorway as if she had run out of steam.
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A7xWickedDecember 4, 2021 at 7:28 am
Thanks for the chapter!