“I was worried because I hadn’t heard from you since then, but as long as Shiori is okay, I’m fine. Thank you, Takkun.”
“No, I’m really sorry for the delay in contacting you after you gave me her address.”
After putting Shi-chan to bed and leaving the bedroom, I moved to the living room so as not to wake her up and called Akarin to report the situation.
As a top idol, she must be busy every day, but it was really nice of her to take my call like this.
If I hadn’t been able to get through to Akarin, I wouldn’t have been able to be near Shi-chan right now, so I really couldn’t thank her enough.
“I don’t care, I’m glad to hear she’s okay. But I can’t go over there either, so I asked you to take care of Shiori today, okay?
As I apologized to her, Akarin let bygones be bygones, saying that she hoped Shi-chan was okay.
But then, Akarin said in a rather implicit way that she couldn’t go today and that she would leave me to take care of her.
“No, I-Is it okay if I stay here……?”
“Takkun, you’re her boyfriend. You wouldn’t do anything to make Shiori sad, would you?”
“O-Of course not!”
“Well, that’s good, isn’t it? I’m sure Shiori will be happy when she wakes up and finds Takkun there.”
When Akarin said that, she hung up the phone and said, “Well, I have another job coming up soon, so good luck with the rest.”
Would she be happy if she woke up and found me there …… Well, I feel like that’s probably what she’d think, yeah.
But at the same time, I was worried that Shi-chan would be upset if she woke up and realized that I was there.
Because I’m washing the dishes at the kitchen sink, and when I look towards the living room, I see the laundry still hanging out to dry.
I thought it would be a bad idea to stare at a girl’s laundry, even if she was my girlfriend, so I tried to concentrate on washing the dishes, but to be honest, I couldn’t help but notice the corner of the living room.
Yes, I’ve been so focused on Shi-chan, but now that I’m up at the house where she lives alone, I’m starting to get nervous even after all this time.
I returned to the bedroom and replaced the wet handkerchief on her forehead.
Thanks to the effect of the medicine, Shi-chan’s face was relaxed as she slept, and I watched her sleeping face again.
It had been about an hour since Shi-chan fell asleep.
In the meantime, I’ve been on the phone with Akarin, doing the dishes, and now I’m watching Shi-chan again, and I realized that I can watch my favorite person sleeping for as long as I want.
It was Saturday, and we had originally planned to go out together, so we didn’t have any plans for the rest of the day.
It was nice to be in a space with just the two of us, where time could flow slowly.
The fact that Shi-chan was right near me was enough for me—.
“Hmm huh, Takkun?……is this a dream?”
I wondered how much time had passed since then, when Shi-chan woke up from her slumber.
“Good morning, Shi-chan. It’s not a dream, how are you feeling?”
I smiled at her and wished her a good morning.
She seemed to be feeling much better thanks to the medication and sleep.
“Oh, I see, I was nursed by Takkun …….”
Shi-chan recalled the current situation.
She looked at my face shyly, hid her mouth with the duvet and muttered a small “thank you”.
Her gesture was too cute to wake up from sleep, and the situation on the bed made my heart throb with excitement.
Shi-chan caught a cold, so this is not the time to be thinking about strange things! I warned myself, but the destructive power of Shi-chan was so strong that it made my resolve wobble from my feet.
“T-The medicine seems to be working, so that’s good!”
“Yes, I feel much better now thanks to you.”
I didn’t know what to do now, and Shi-chan laughed at my embarrassed and suspicious behavior.
It was the opposite of the usual situation, but Shi-chan seemed surprisingly unconcerned about my being here now.
Then Shi-chan, who had been lying down on the bed, said, “Okay,” and raised her upper body off the bed.
By standing up, Shi-chan’s whole body was exposed, even though she was wearing fuzzy pajamas.
The top was a hoodie, but the bottom was a short pair of pants, so I couldn’t help but be drawn to Shi-chan’s slender, beautiful legs.
As if she noticed my gaze, Shi-chan finally realized her current outfit and turned red up to her ears as if she was embarrassed.
“W-wait, I’m going to the bathroom, okay?”
“Y-yes. Have a safe trip….”
Shi-chan, who looked embarrassed as she walked out of the room, didn’t even notice my gag that I had quickly pulled off to cover up my mistake.
She must have stopped by the living room before going to the bathroom. which was a scream I had never heard before.
As I listened to Shi-chan’s cries, I was also unsure of what to do about this situation, but I was convinced that Shi-chan’s preferred color when she was an idol was also white—.