Chapter 136: Photo booth
“A-Are you okay, Shi-chan?”
“I’m fine. ……”
After finishing the horror game, we decided to take a rest on a nearby bench.
However, the damage from the previous horror game seems to have been more severe than expected, Shi-chan was gasping for breath with a slightly pale expression on her face.
I didn’t expect Shi-chan to be this bad at horror games, but I’ll keep it a secret that I was a little happy to see a new side of Shi-chan that was different from her idle moves and suspicious behavior.
After resting on the bench for a while, Shi-chan stood up while taking my hand.
“Hey, Takkun, let’s take a picture together this time.”
Shi-chan said, “That one,” and pointed to a photo booth. A photo booth, a standard item in arcade games.
I had never taken a picture with a photo booth before, so I was a little puzzled, but I had no reason to refuse. I nodded and headed to the photo booth.
After putting in the money, I entered the photo booth for the first time and was impressed by the interior, which was different from what I had imagined.
However, I had no time to be impressed with the interior before the photo shooting started.
I followed the guidance and took pictures one after another, but to be honest, I could barely keep up with them as it was my first time.
It seemed that photo booths were a very difficult thing for amateurs to get into.
Even so, I was able to take the pictures in a way that looked like I was taking them, thanks to Shi-chan’s leadership, as if to say that she was a girl after all.
Although it was natural that Shi-chan and I were taking pictures together during the shoot, I was quite nervous about the fact that we were so close to each other in the closed room.
After managing to finish the photo shoot, I went outside, thinking, “yare yare”, thinking that it was over.
However, that was not the end of it. It seemed that the girls were going to doodle on the picture they had just taken on the monitor in the back of the room.
Shi-chan said she had taken some pictures with the Angel Girls members for fun, and I watched next to her with some admiration as she decorated the picture with her familiar movements.
However, Shi-chan’s fingers, which should have been progressing smoothly, suddenly stopped.
“Takkun? Could you please go ahead and leave the room!”
And Shi-chan, for some reason blushing and invoking her usual suspicious behavior, suddenly asked me to go ahead and leave.
I was a little concerned about Shi-chan, who seemed to be up to something, but I decided to go ahead and wait for her to finish her doodling.
After waiting for a while, Shi-chan came out shyly, holding the printout of the photo print, and smiling very satisfied with it.
Shi-chan then cut the photo with a pair of scissors that were nearby and said, “here!” and handed me the half-cut photo.
Then, apparently, the photos just taken can be transferred to a smartphone, which also sent the images to Lime.
Before I looked at the picture, I opened the image sent to me by Lime and checked it.
I was sure that the picture was the one I had just taken of Shi-chan and me, but my face was clearly deformed.
Shi-chan’s face was originally well-defined and she looked cute as ever, but my face had been altered to look like a girl’s with a narrow jaw and eyes that had been enlarged and my skin tone had been changed.
However, there was something more noteworthy than me.
The cute doodles Shi-chan had just written around me and herself were handwritten in the blank space above my head.
[Thank you for always being with me! I love you!]
Seeing these words, my face naturally relaxed.
I turned to Shi-chan to see if she was embarrassed because she had written such a message, but she was still smiling while looking embarrassed.
So I smiled back at her and opened my mouth.
“Haha, this is a little embarrassing. –But thank you for everything you do for me. And ……, I love you too.”
I was embarrassed, but I also expressed my gratitude and feelings.
Then we spent a pleasant time together, laughing and looking at the picture we had just taken together, while pulling each other’s faces together—-.
After taking the pictures, we left the arcade.
I don’t know if she was happy that we were able to take pictures together or if she was happy about what I had said to her earlier, but she seemed to have forgotten all about the horror game and was in a good mood.
Just looking at Shi-chan walking next to me with her hands waving in the air and her steps bouncing a little, my cheeks are loosening up.
I was just happy to be able to see Shi-chan in so many different ways today.
With these thoughts in mind, I walk Shi-chan to her apartment.
We used to break up at the station, but now I take her home, which may be a small thing, but I feel that we are getting closer to each other.
“Thank you, Takkun! I had fun today!”
“I had fun, too. See you tomorrow.”
“Yeah! See you tomorrow!”
I leave Shi-chan and head home, feeling a little sad to leave her behind, thinking that just by seeing her smile, I can do my best in life indefinitely.
On the way home, I was grinning to myself as I looked back at the picture I had taken with Shi-chan, when suddenly I heard a notification from Lime.
I checked my phone and saw that it was a Lime from Shi-chan, who had been with me until a few minutes ago.
[I had a great time today! Thanks for the cushions♪!]
Along with such a cute sentence, a picture was sent along with it.
The picture was a selfie of Shi-chan holding the Angel Girls cushion I had taken for her today, and the picture of her smiling happily in her loose loungewear was, to put it mildly, the cutest.
I saved the picture three times, feeling happy that my collection of Shi-chan had grown again.
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YgorSeptember 18, 2022 at 10:41 pm
Thanks for the chapter! I love this novel !