After finishing our lunches in the shadow of the trees, we decided to relax for a while longer, since the place was quiet and peaceful.
It wasn’t something that anyone said, but it was an unspoken agreement between the four of us, and we all felt it even without saying a word.
Speaking of bento, I was honestly happy to see that Shimizu-san had brought a large container full of sandwiches for the group.
Naturally, we had brought our own lunches, but we were so happy with Shimizu-san’s thoughtfulness that we enjoyed all the sandwiches she brought along with our lunches.
Thanks to this, Takayuki and I were both very full, but the smile on Shimizu-san’s face when she saw that we had eaten everything made it all worth it.
As for Saegusa-san, she seemed to have a look of despair on her face as if it was the end of the world in front of Shimizu-san, who had made lunch boxes for everyone, and with trembling hands, she stuck a meatball into a toothpick from her own lunch box and presented it to me, shaking.
Thinking that I didn’t need to worry about it, I tried to hold back my laughter and took an omelet out of my lunch box in return for the meatball.
Saegusa was puzzled for a moment by the sudden appearance of the omelet, and then said, “What? You’re giving it to me!” And poof! She smiled as if a flower had bloomed and instantly felt better.
The beautiful idol girl that I had been watching on TV was in a good mood with one of the omelets I had given her, and was happily eating it next to me.
“Hey Takuya, do you have a job today?”
“No, it’s my day off, what’s up?”
Takayuki casually spoke to me while cooling off in the shade of a tree.
Since I have this excursion today, I’m exhausted and I didn’t put in a part-time job, so I honestly reply that I have the day off.
“Well, I’ve got a field trip today too, so I don’t have club activities for the rest of the year.
Why don’t we go to karaoke afterwards?”
“Karaoke? Hmm, well, if Takayuki wants to go, I’m fine with it”
When I accepted Takayuki’s invitation, I suddenly heard something snap from beside me.
Takayuki and I, as well as Shimizu-san, who was with us, were startled and turned to the direction of the sound, which was the sound of Saegusa snapping the branch in her hand.
“Uh, Saegusa-san, ……?
“What? Oh! I’m sorry! I broke the branch!”
No, what do you mean you broke a branch?
I don’t know, but Saegusa-san was still acting suspicious as she apologized for breaking the branch, waving her hands in the air in embarrassment.
“I’ve never been to karaoke before……”
This time, Shimizu-san looked down and whispered to me.
” What? You’ve never been to karaoke?”
“I see, so you want to come with me?
Takayuki naturally invited Shimizu-san, who was looking down, to karaoke afterwards without seeming to be particularly bothered.
Shimizu was surprised by the invitation, and Saegusa was surprised as well.
“Is it okay?
“Oh! Of course it’s good! If it’s just us, you won’t be so nervous the first time, right?”
“”Well, yeah, let’s go to …… and try …….”
I’m sure you’ll be happy to know that I’m not the only one who’s a bit nervous about this.
When Takayuki replied straight away with a smirk, Shimizu-san seemed to have made up her mind to go to karaoke, although her cheeks were blushing.
Then, I suddenly felt a strong gaze on me, and when I turned my head to look, I saw Saegusa-san staring at me with her big eyes glazed over, trying to tell me something.
Saegusa’s emotions were very clear in her expression.
—Please include me!
Yeah, that’s right, we were talking about going to karaoke together when there were four of us, so Saegusa-san was the only one left behind.
That’s why I smiled gently at her and talked to her.
“So, if you want, Saegusa-san…”
“I’ll go! I’ll go! I’ll go!”
Before I could say, “Would you like to join us?” Saegusa-san replied clearly with her right hand raised in the air.
I found her funny, so I decided to ask her a more in-depth question.
“Are you sure? Then, will you sing “Your own personal servant” for me?”
“I’ll sing! I’ll sing it for you! I will”
Saegusa-san gave me two answers to my questions, but after I finished, she finally seemed to understand what I had said.
‘Your own personal servant’
It was the third single by the Angel Girls, and the song that featured the maid costume that Saegusa had sent me a picture of the other day.
It may have been a little mean, but Saegusa-san seemed to remember that, and while her face turned red, she said, “I’m definitely going to sing it.”
Takayuki and Shimizu-san laughed at this exchange between me and Saegusa, even though they didn’t understand what was going on.
Seeing them, Saegusa and I looked at each other with a puzzled look in our eyes, and then we all started laughing again.