Chapter 30: Sweeter than those pancakes.
A little past noon, I arrived in front of the station to meet my friend.
“Sorry to keep you waiting, Takkun!”
The person who came waving at me was Saegusa-san from my class.
She was sitting next to me, a former idol, smart, suspicious but cheerful, funny, and in any case, a beautiful girl who was amazing in many ways.
At the suggestion of Saegusa-san at last night’s Lime group, we decided to have another study session today.
It was a bit of a miscalculation, however, as both Takayuki and Shimizu-san were not available today, so it ended up being just the two of us instead of the four of us.
Well, it may be too late to talk about it since I spent last Saturday alone with Saegusa-san, but still, I can’t help but be nervous about spending time alone with such a beautiful girl.
“Well, let’s go!”
But Saegusa-san didn’t show the slightest sign of being troubled by the situation of the two of us being alone, and she was just as excited as usual ……, or maybe even a little more excited than usual. So, today, they were having fun as usual.
As long as Saegusa was enjoying herself, I decided to focus on my studies instead of enjoying …… only for today.
We then went to a large public library just a short walk from the station.
The library had a good selection of reference books, and we thought it would be quieter and easier to concentrate than studying at a cafe or family restaurant.
When I looked around, I saw that the seats were already occupied by people who seemed to be students from other schools.
I guessed that not only our high school, but other schools as well were preparing for their regular tests.
Anyway, since it was just the two of us today, there was a seat for two available, so we decided to study there.
As I sat down, I casually turned my attention to Saegusa-san sitting next to me.
Today, she was wearing a white blouse and black high-waisted slim pants, which accentuated the beautiful lines of her legs and drew the attention of everyone around her, regardless of gender.
Yes, Saegusa-san, who is sitting next to me right now, is just as beautiful today as she was when we first met.
She whispered in my ear, “You’re staring at me.” with a mischievous smile on her face and a slight blush on her cheeks.
She was wearing dark-rimmed glasses today, which gave me the impression of a female teacher, or maybe it was just that she was more mature today, but when Saegusa-san put her face close to mine and said something like that, I was so embarrassed that I knew my face was now as red as a boiled octopus.
But I knew that this would happen to everyone, not just me, so I accepted the fact that this was completely unavoidable.
Saegusa-san smiled happily at me and said, “Well, let’s start studying,” as if she was satisfied.
Thinking that I was being carried away by Saegusa-san’s pace today, I managed to hold back my excitement as I opened my textbook.
After that, Saegusa-san taught me all the subjects I was weak in, and I was able to study a lot.
After all, Saegusa-san’s explanations were really easy to understand, and I was able to manage to overcome some of my weak points on my own.
“I knew that Saegusa was a great teacher. I’m sure you’ll be number one in our grade.”
“N, no, I don’t think so.”
When I honestly praised her, Saegusa-san denied it with an embarrassed wave of her hand.
“I’ve learned a lot from you today, so I want to thank you later, is that okay?”
“Eh? Thank you!? No, that’s okay, I had fun too.”
“No, that’s not going to make me feel any better, okay?”
“U, Um…. then…..”
At first, I resisted, but Saegusa-san, who had lost patience with my push, agreed.
I honestly thought Saegusa-san was the cutest girl in the world as she replied with a blush on her cheeks and a shy, upturned look in her eyes.
After that, we left the library and went to a cafe a bit further away from the station.
The café was famous for its pancakes, and since Saegusa-san had bought sweets at the convenience store before, I knew she would like it.
“Wow, what a cute store!”
“I thought Shi-chan would like it.”
I replied to Saegusa-san, who looked around the interior and muttered happily.
Then Saegusa-san looked down, suddenly embarrassed.
Then we were led to a table for two and ordered two pancakes, the specialty of the place.
“These look delicious!”
Saegusa-san’s eyes twinkled like a child’s as she looked at the pictures of the pancakes on the menu.
–No, It’s too cute
A little while later, the pancakes were delivered to us.
Saegusa-san said happily, “Actually, this is my first time eating a pancakes,” and after taking a few pictures, she immediately started eating the pancakes.
She looked so happy every time she put a pancake in her mouth, it was honestly so cute that I could watch her for a long time.
“Takkun, thank you for bringing me to such a nice restaurant today.”
“No, I’m glad you’re so happy.”
After finishing the pancakes, we decided to relax for a while, me with a cup of coffee and Saegusa with a cup of royal milk tea.
Saegusa-san, sitting in front of me, smiled happily as she looked at my face and said, “Nuh-uh♪”
I asked, “What?” She replied happily, “Nothing…” I was glad that she seemed to be in a good mood.
As if remembering the pancakes she had just eaten, Saegusa-san muttered, “I want to come back here again.” When I replied, “Yes, I’ll bring you back then,” Saegusa-san’s face turned bright red and she bowed her head, “Th, thank you very much” She turned red and bowed her head.
After that, she covered her face with her hands and wiggled her head in embarrassment, which was still a bit suspicious and attracted the attention of the people around her.
Fortunately, she covered her face with her hands, so they didn’t know that she was Shiorin—–
The sun was setting, and we returned to the station where we had met in the morning.
“Thank you for today!”
After saying goodbye, we decided to split up for the day.
“Hey Takkun! It was fun today! And thanks for the food!”
As she ran toward the station, Saegusa-san stopped and looked back at me, waving her hands and shouting.
I found this gesture very endearing, so I waved her hand back and shouted as well.
“I had fun today too! Let’s go again!”
Hearing my reply, Saegusa-san’s face blanched with happiness and she ran off again.
I was still amused at how cute Saegusa was, showing me all kinds of expressions until the very end, so I smiled and looked after her until I couldn’t see her back anymore.
As I was walking alone on my way home, I heard the notification sound of Lime.
When I checked it, it was a notification that Saegusa had sent me a picture.
I wondered what it was, but when I opened the picture, I saw the pancake I had just eaten, and me looking through it.
–To my surprise, Saegusa-san had taken a picture of me along with the pancakes.
Soon I received another message from Saegusa-san.
“Hehe! Successful hidden photo!”
And along with that sentence, I received a stamp of Shiorin, a grinning idol deformed into an anime picture.
What’s with the stamp?
Saegusa-san suddenly sends me her own stamp.
I was blown away on the way home by the surrealism of her sending me a stamp of herself, and the hilarity of an idol taking a hidden picture of me.
5 comments »
mighthoseMay 11, 2021 at 1:06 am
EnkirosMay 11, 2021 at 1:17 am
my man should pick on the signs already
Heimlich ManureMay 11, 2021 at 2:14 am
Thanks for the chapter!
angelokundesuAugust 12, 2021 at 10:31 am
RyusvielSeptember 6, 2021 at 6:07 pm
Boy, the amount of sugar in this chapter…