After I confessed my feelings, I was successfully able to go out with Shi-chan, who was sitting right next to me.
As time went by, I felt a strange sensation of realization, but at the same time, the sense of reality faded.
I couldn’t believe that Shi-chan, who was smiling next to me, was my girlfriend. …… I was so happy, I felt like I was going to lose my mind.
When Shi-chan noticed me, she tilted her head and asked me with a puzzled look on her face.
“No, it’s not that it doesn’t feel real again, I was just thinking how happy I am.”
“I see, we’re the same then.”
When I honestly expressed my feelings, Shi-chan smiled and said that we were the same.
We’re the same, huh?
I was happy to know that she was feeling the same way.
We got off the Ferris wheel, hand in hand, having decided to go out together.
When we went through the exit, Takayuki and Shimizu-san were waiting for us.
They looked at me and Shi-chan holding hands, and smiled at us both, looking really happy.
“Congratulations, are you going out?”
“Yeah, we’re going out.”
“Well, that’s great, Takuya!”
Takayuki then put his hand on my shoulder and smiled really happily at me.
I was quite embarrassed, but I was really happy to see Takayuki congratulating me like this, and I was filled with gratitude for everything he had done for me.
Shimizu-san also ran up to Shi-chan and grabbed both of her hands and shook them happily.
Shi-chan also smiled happily at Shimizu-san.
“Well, it’s a real group date now! Oh man, I think I’m going to cry.”
“Why are you crying?”
I could feel my eyes burning as I saw Takayuki on the verge of tears of joy.
It would be a lie if I didn’t feel something for my best friend who was as happy for me as I was for him.
I couldn’t thank Takayuki enough for the opportunity to be here today, and I really couldn’t thank him enough.
“Well, now, not only does Takuya have a girlfriend, If everyone at the junior high school heard that it was that Saegusa-san, they would froth in surprise!.
“It’s …… Yeah, I think so myself too.”
Yes, I’m sure that all the people I know would be surprised to hear that my girlfriend is that Shion Saegusa.
I don’t know if I would burst a bubble.
“But Takayuki. And Shimizu-san, can I ask you one thing? I want you to keep the fact that Shi-chan and I are dating a secret from everyone for a while. I’m sure there are many eyes on us, so I think we should wait and see. I’ve decided on my own, is that okay?”
I decided that I should still keep the fact that I was going out with Shi-chan a secret from everyone.
I’m not saying this to keep a low profile or to save my own skin.
If I hadn’t been prepared to do so, I wouldn’t have confessed in the first place.
So, why did I do it? It was because I didn’t want anything to happen to Shi-chan, a famous person.
I didn’t know what would happen, but I was sure that if it turned out to be a scandal, Shi-chan would be in a lot of trouble.
So I thought it would not be a bad idea to keep the relationship under wraps for now and see how things go.
Shi-chan replied to my words with a firm nod.
“…… And I think it’s more fun that way, like we’re having a secret romance. ……”
She smiled, her cheeks blushing, and was the cutest thing ever.
“All right, I understand. Let’s just keep this between us, okay?
Takayuki nodded his head, and Shimizu-san nodded hugely as well.
In any case, as Takayuki said, today’s amusement park was a genuine group date, and we were able to enjoy it until the end.
On the way home from the amusement park, I held hands with Shi-chan as we rode the train.
I felt the warmth of Shi-chan’s body from our hands and shoulders touching each other, and even though we didn’t talk, I could feel her warmth all the time.
“We’re leaving now! See you later!”
“See you later!”
When we arrived at the local station, Takayuki said he would take Shimizu-san to the nearest station.
“I’ll leave here too.”
“Ah, yes. I’m really thankful for today. Thank you for today. …… Well, please keep in touch with me.”
“Yes, I’m looking forward to working with you.”
I’m not sure why I used honorific language, but Shi-chan smiled at me in a slightly funny way.
Then Shi-chan, who also replied in honorific, left with a small wave of her hand and said bye-bye.
I didn’t want to leave this place yet, so I saw her off until I couldn’t see her back anymore.
As I walked home alone after the sun had gone down, I remembered everything that had happened until today.
At first, Shi-chan acted suspiciously whenever I showed up at the convenience store.
But as soon as we sat next to each other, we gradually became friends, exchanging lime, giving me autographed T-shirts, and even going to DDG’s concerts together.
We were in the same group on the field trip, and afterwards we went to karaoke and hung out, and before we knew it, the four of us were always together.
Then, I was really surprised when I found out that Shi-chan was that Shi-chan I used to play with when I was little.
When I think back on the many things that have happened since I got to know Shi-chan, I can’t help but smile at the memories of all the fun we’ve had.
As I was walking along, I heard the sound of Lime’s notification ringing from my phone.
I took out my phone from my pocket and checked it to see that it was Lime from the girl I had just said bye to.
“Thank you so much for the day, Takkun. I love you.”
When I saw that sentence, I was so happy that I couldn’t help but smile.
I tried to reply immediately, but Shi-chan continued to send me a picture.
I wondered what it was, and when I opened the picture, I saw that it was a memorial picture of our relationship taken on the Ferris wheel.
When I looked at it again, my expression was a bit awkward and to be honest, I wanted to reshoot it, but when I saw Shi-chan smiling happily with her face next to mine, I thought it was okay.
I saved the image three times and immediately sent a reply.
“Thanks to you too. I love you too.”
When I got home, I quickly showered and ate, then lay down on the bed in my room.
I checked my phone, but there was no reply from Shi-chan since then.
I was a little worried that I had overstepped my bounds, but I decided not to worry about it because we were already dating and there must be a reason for the bath or something.
I had already graduated from negative thinking when I started going out with Shi-chan.
With that thought in mind, I was lounging around in my room reading manga until I felt sleepy.
Lime’s notification sounded.
I couldn’t help but be curious, so I hurriedly checked my Lime and saw that it was from Shi-chan.
I was relieved, happy, and excited all at once, and opened the Lime.
“I’m sorry for the delay in replying, I was so happy that I can die right now.”
It was such a carefree sentence that I couldn’t help but blurt it out.
As soon as I laughed at the idea of being dead, the phone rang from Shi-chan.
“”Oh, Takkun? I’m sorry to call you.”
“No, it’s okay. What’s wrong?”
“It’s nothing, but I was wondering if I could hear your voice. ……”
It hadn’t been two hours since we split up, but Shi-chan was so cute that she called me because she wanted to hear my voice, and I felt a rush of emotion inside me.
“I see, I’ve just been wanting to hear your voice too. ……”
“Yeah, it’s true.”
“Well, glad to hear it. ……”
The sound of Shi-chan’s voice coming through the phone in my ear made my heart beat faster and faster.
“Oh, that’s right! I’ve made the picture I sent you as my wallpaper!”
Of course, she was referring to the two-shot photo we took to memorial our relationship.
“…… Won’t Takkun do it for me?”
I answered her question with a smile, as if she was playing a prank on me.
“Okay. I’ll put it on my phone too.”
“Good, we’re together now! Hey Takkun, do you mind if I call you like this before bed?”
“No, not at all. I mean, can I call you too……?”
“Eh? Yes! Sure! Sure! Ehehe.”
I was relieved to hear Shi-chan’s happy reply.
This was the first day of our relationship, and we talked on the phone until we both fell asleep.
“Well then, good night.”
“Yeah, see you later.”
With a regretful feeling, I quietly hung up the phone.
It was the first time in my life that I had spent such a long time on the phone, but it was a very happy time.
As I lay in bed, I looked at the picture of us that I had set as my wallpaper.
Shi-chan was smiling happily next to me, and I made up my mind that I would make her happy from now on.