The first day of the third semester ended without incident, although a lot of things happened.
Takayuki and Shimizu-san went straight to their club activities, so I left school with Shi-chan.
I felt like I was in my youth, being able to leave school with Shi-chan in her school uniform like this made me happy.
Shi-chan seemed to feel the same way, and even just walking together with me, she seemed to be smiling and enjoying herself.
As we walked to the front of the station, talking about nothing else, Shi-chan suddenly stopped.
When I stopped to see what was going on, Shi-chan was staring at a certain spot.
“Hmm? What’s wrong?”
“Well, I’ve hardly been there before. Hey, Takkun! Let’s take a little detour, okay?”
Shi-chan squeezed my hand.
Well, I don’t have a part-time job today, and if Shi-chan wants to go, I have no reason to say no. So I decided to take a side trip with her.
Shi-chan took me to a game center in front of the station.
Inside the arcade, there were many games and crane games, and I realized that it had been a long time since I had been to an arcade.
I was thinking back to the last time I was here with Takayuki when we first entered high school, and I was looking around the crane games with Shi-chan.
Then Shi-chan seemed to notice something and stopped.
Hmm? She wanted to play? I stopped and looked at the cushion with a group photo of the Angel Girls printed on it.
“—Eh, why is this”
Then, seeing the cushion, Shi-chan muttered a few words as if she had seen something unbelievable, and then burst out giggling.
“I’ve made up my mind, Takkun.”
“I have to get this, I think.”
Saying this, Shi-chan took her purse out of her bag and put in 100 yen, while pretending to roll up her arms.
Shi-chan’s expression was already full of enthusiasm.
I don’t know what stimulated Shi-chan’s motivation, but the battle between Shi-chan and the crane game was about to begin.
It was surreal that the Angel Girls herself was trying to get the Angel Girls goods, which were not even genuine—–.
“Hey, why? The arm doesn’t grab it properly?”
Shi-chan turned to me and asked for help with a troubled look on her face.
Incidentally, Shi-chan had already tried three times: the first time, the arm itself shifted, the second time, the arm got caught on the bar below where the cushion was hooked and struck out, and the third time, the arm finally moved to the right position, but as if mocking Shi-chan, the cushion did not lift and fell off the arm.
I thought it was unlikely that the cushion would come off with such a weak arm, but Shi-chan looked frustrated, as if she wanted the cushion.
“Shall I take over for a minute?”
So I said, and Shi-chan passed the baton to me.
I’m not good at crane games, but if she wants it, it’s the boyfriend’s job to get it for her. Perhaps.
I put in 100 yen and carefully move the arm.
I thought it would be impossible to lift up the cushion, so I decided to try a strategy of hooking only one arm and shifting the cushion.
I adjusted the position of the arm so that it would open and hook onto the corner at the very last moment, and then lowered the arm.
Then, just as I had hoped, the cushion hooked on the corner with one arm succeeded in shifting a little.
–Okay, I guess I can do it.
I moved the cushion twice more and pushed the center of the cushion with the arm for the fourth time.
The cushion’s center of gravity shifted from the lower bar that was supporting it, and I succeeded in dropping it down.
“Wow! That’s amazing! You got it!”
Shi-chan, who was watching with bated breath next to me, was jumping up and down with joy that the cushion was safely removed.
So I gave her the cushion as a gift, and she hugged it with both hands, smiling with sparkling eyes like a child.
“Thank you! Takkun!”
“If you’re that happy, it was worth taking it. You wanted it that badly, I see.”
“Yes! I thought I’d show it to Akarin and the others casually the next time they came to visit.”
Shi-chan smiled mischievously.
I see what you mean. It would certainly be a bit surreal if they were to use this cushion.
When Shi-chan was satisfied with our mischievous plan, we decided to look around a little more.
As we looked around the store, we found a horror shooting game for two players.
The game was a box type, and I was somewhat concerned about the sound coming through, so I peeked inside and watched a sample movie on the monitor. I noticed that Shi-chan was interested. So I said to her “let’s play it together”, and we decided to have a little fun.
Zombies appeared one after another on the screen.
The box-type video with its loud surround sound was very powerful and made me feel fearful and nervous.
As a result, I think that Shi-chan, who is playing with me next to me, probably doesn’t think anything of it. ……
“Ugyaa! Takkun! Right! To the right! Gyaah!”
“Calm down, Shi-chan!”
Shi-chan, who was in a panicked state of fear as she brandished the gun in her hand, was unable to play the game any longer. ……