Slap, slap, slap, slap, slap!
“Takkun! D-d-did you see?!”
Even though she was sick, she didn’t even go to the bathroom where she was supposed to have gone, but came back walking fast and opened the door of her room with great vigor.
Unfortunately, there was no subject in this sudden question, and I had no idea what she was talking about, so I replied flatly to the flustered Shi-chan.
“Yes, I saw it. I’m sorry.”
Without hesitation, I quickly bowed my head.
In this kind of situation, it’s only rude to deceive the other person.
I thought it would be polite to apologize since I had seen it, so I answered honestly and apologized straightforwardly.
“No, i-it was my fault for leaving it out to dry. …… Oh, …….”
In front of such an honest me, Shi-chan couldn’t say anything more and turned over in embarrassment.
Therefore, in order to help Shi-chan, who was embarrassed, I spoke to her gently.
“Shi-chan, aren’t you going to the bathroom?”
“Oh, that’s right!”
At my words, Shi-chan jumped out of her skin and rushed off to the bathroom again.
I couldn’t help but chuckle at the fact that Shi-chan seemed to be more energetic than usual even though she was sick.
But the medicine is still working, and the cold won’t go away anytime soon, so she needs to get some rest, I thought.
When I grabbed the rolled up quilt, I could still feel Shi-chan’s warmth on it.
I realized that I really love Shi-chan to the extent that even such a small thing can make me nervous again.
I casually looked around the room and saw a bed, a TV, a study desk, and a small black table on a brown rug, which was definitely the room where Akarin and YUI had been the other day.
It was very strange to think that not only Shi-chan, but also Akarin and YUI, two of the most famous people in the world, were in this room.
I had nothing to do, so I was enjoying myself alone, picturing the scene as if I were a famous detective: “Akarin and YUI stood here and took a selfie because she was sleeping at this angle on this bed.
“S-Sorry, I’m distracted …….”
As I was doing this, Shi-chan came back into the room apologizing after using the restroom.
Perhaps she felt better after using the restroom, but she slowly walked over to me and went back to her bed to rest.
Shi-chan grabbed one of the cushions on the bed, placed it right next to me, and sat on it next to me.
I could smell the sweet scent of shampoo coming from Shi-chan as she sat next to me.
She gently rests her head on my shoulder.
“…… Takkun, thank you for helping me today.”
“……Yeah, I’m really glad you’re okay.”
We exchanged words as we cuddled together.
I was really glad that she was safe and I could feel the warmth of Shi-chan’s body right next to mine.
“…… I love you, Takkun.”
“……I love you too, Shi-chan.”
We exchanged a few words, and then we looked at each other’s faces, almost nose to nose.
And just like that – we kissed each other for the first time in a while.
“…..I-I’m sorry, Takkun, but I don’t know what I’m going to do if you catch a cold. ……”
“I’ll gladly take your cold if it’s yours, Shi-chan.”
“No, you can’t do that, because it’ll get me in trouble. …… that’s why, you’ll have to give it back.”
With that, Shi-chan put her hands around my shoulders while gently placing her own lips on mine again.
“…… Hehe, collection complete.”
“That’s good to know …….”
We both smiled at each other, nose to nose.
After a while of this sweet exchange, I decided to let Shi-chan lie down on the bed again to rest, still recovering from her cold.
I looked at the clock and saw that it was already 16:00.
I had planned to go shopping with her all day, so I didn’t have any other plans, but I was wondering what I should do now.
I didn’t want to leave Shi-chan alone again, even though she was getting better.
But I was still in high school, and I wondered if it would be okay for us to spend the night together under one roof.
“…… Hey, Takkun.”
“Hmm? What’s wrong?”
While I was in such trouble, Shi-chan, who was lying down on the bed, spoke to me in a tone of voice as if she had made up her mind about something.
“Can you spoil me today?”
“Spoiling? Yes, sure.”
“—–Well, then. If you don’t mind, I’d like you to stay …… today if you want.”
The words that Shi-chan said to me in an embarrassed tone were the words that solved all the problems that I was having right now.
I can’t leave Shi-chan alone, and she wants me to stay with her.
Then I had only one answer.
“—Yes, I’ll stay with you all day and take care of you.”
Don’t worry, it’s just a matter of me keeping a low profile.
I didn’t want to leave Shi-chan alone in her current state of weakness.
So I made up my mind, and smiled gently at her to reassure her that I would stay the night.
“Ehehe, Hooray. Then today, you’re going to spoil me a lot, so be prepared, okay?”
“Yes, yes. In return, you have to get over your cold quickly.”
Shi-chan happily replied with a yes.
In this way, I continued to devote myself to nursing Shi-chan for the rest of the day—-.