After parting ways with Takayuki, I immediately sent Lime to Shi-chan on my way home.
“The next Friday, are you free?”
Since then, I had been told in advance that Takayuki and his girlfriend were free, so I sent Lime to invite Shi-chan to the amusement park.
Then, Shi-chan replied right away.
“I’m free! Is there something the matter?”
Along with the text, Shi-chan also sent me a Shiorin stamp with a question mark in her head.
As I looked at the stamp, I couldn’t help but grin and think, “Oh, she’s so cute.
But I was ready to get down to business, so I sent Lime again.
“If you want, why don’t we go to the amusement park together? Takayuki and Shimizu-san are with me.”
–Okay, I sent it.
I’m still not used to asking girls out, but I’ve cleared the first step by sending her an invitation.
Now I just have to see what Shi-chan will say. ……
“Amusement park? Oh, I want to go!”
I was quite relieved when Shi-chan replied that she wanted to go.
Even though we’ve become such good friends, I still couldn’t shake the fear of being rejected.
But the thought of having an amusement park date with Shi-chan next Friday made my heart skip a beat, even though I was walking home alone now.
And then, in no time at all, the appointed Friday arrived.
I changed into the new clothes I had bought at Ken-chan’s place, and then left the house after getting my hair set up the way Hiro-chan had taught me.
When I arrived in front of the station where we were supposed to meet, I found the other three already there.
“Oh! Good morning Takuya! What’s up? You’re really into it today!”
“Good morning. Really, Ichijo-kun, you’re looking very handsome today!”
“G, good morning Takkun!”
The three of them noticed my arrival and greeted me respectively.
Takayuki and Shimizu-san were a little surprised to see me, and Shi-chan looked a little shy as she greeted me.
I thought to myself, “Was it worth the effort?” I raised one hand and replied, “Good morning.”
The sky had cleared up perfectly today, and it was a perfect day for an amusement park.
Okay, first of all, let’s enjoy the amusement park with Shi-chan.
That’s what I told myself as we got on the train together to go to the amusement park.
“Takkun, I’m looking forward to the amusement park!”
“Yes, do you have any attractions you want to go on?”
“Well, I’m not really good at roller coasters, so I’d prefer something less scary.”
Shi-chan made a troubled face as she said that. How cute.
I’m not really good at roller coasters either, so to be honest, it was just right.
Takayuki and Shimizu-san both seemed to love the roller coaster, and they were having fun with the pamphlets, talking about the rides they wanted to go on.
To be honest, I was a little surprised to see that Shimizu-san likes that kind of thing, let alone Takayuki.
When I asked her about it later, she told me that she has always loved high places since she was a little girl.
The reason, she said, was “because I can look down on everyone who is always looking down on me.
I thought it was a very sharp reason, but I couldn’t say anything more to Shimizu-san who seemed to enjoy talking about it.
After a long train ride, we finally arrived at the nearest station to our destination, the amusement park.
“Then we’ll go to the screamers first and meet at the food court at 12 noon.”
When we went through the entrance gate of the amusement park, we were divided into two groups.
Well, I couldn’t blame them for this, since they couldn’t be on the same ride.
As we were leaving, Takayuki whispered, “Good luck,” and slapped me on the back as he left.
I smiled and muttered, “Thank you,” to Takayuki’s back as he took care of everything for me.
“Well, let’s go.”
When we were alone, Shi-chan stood next to me, looking a little embarrassed, and looked up at me.
I felt my body temperature rise as I realized that we were finally alone and that Shi-chan was just as cute as ever.
Today, Shi-chan was wearing a white off-the-shoulder top, tight denims and sneakers, a casual but rather aggressive outfit.
Above all, the line of her shoulders with the white skin peeking out from her top was really beautiful, and I couldn’t help but look there.
Without any exaggeration, I don’t know if she is aware of it, but she has been attracting the gaze of the men around her since the moment they gathered at the station, and even today, although she disguised herself with large sunglasses, she could not hide the dignity of a former top idol.
And even Takayuki, who has a beautiful girlfriend named Shimizu-san, glanced at Shi-chan with a sideways glance.
I was even more nervous than usual when I saw Shi-chan, but we went on the merry-go-round, coffee cup and other less intense rides together, enjoying the amusement park to the fullest.
Shi-chan looked happy and smiled all the time, and to be honest, I was filled with joy to be able to play with her.
It was almost time for our appointment, so we decided to head to the food court to meet up with Takayuki and Shimizu-san
When we arrived at the food court, I looked around, but it seemed that Takayuki and Shimizu-san are not here yet.
We decided to wait for them for a while, so we sat down at a seat that was easily visible from the outside and waited for them to come.
But there, I suddenly felt a fierce need to go to the bathroom, probably because I’d gone overboard with my cup of coffee.
“Sorry, Shi-chan! Can I go to the bathroom for a minute?”
“Hmm? Yes, sure, go to the bathroom.”
When I asked her how sorry I was, Shi-chan laughed happily, making a dad joke. (She made a pun with going to the bathroom works in Japanese but not in English)
I wanted to make a joke too, but I was almost at the end of my patience, so I hurriedly went to the bathroom.
After I hurriedly used the restroom, I thought it would be a shame to leave Shi-chan waiting alone, so I hurried back to my seat.
–But when I returned to my seat, I found a strange man sitting next to Shi-chan.
At first I thought it might be Takayuki, but he was clearly not his style, and besides, the guy was tall, stylish, and ridiculously handsome, as I could tell from standing here.
Yes, it was as if they were from a different world than us normal people…..they were truly a celebrity.
I work part-time at a convenience store, so even I know him well.
The man was definitely Ken Shirasaki, a young actor who has been on the cover of a lot of magazines lately.
For some reason, such an active celebrity was sitting here at the amusement park, next to Shi-chan, who was supposed to be waiting for me, and the two of them were chatting happily.