Chapter 83: Detour and Gifts.
Today, with no more preparations for the festival, I was able to go home safely with Shi-chan.
Even though we were going home together, it wasn’t like there was anything going on, we were just going home together, but it still made me happy.
Looking back on it now, our differences were really trivial, but we were able to talk about our feelings honestly, and that’s how we were able to bring each other closer.
I never thought that Shi-chan would be jealous of me, but I was wrong in thinking that.
Because we’re in a relationship now.
It’s only natural to be curious and jealous if the person you like is getting along with another person of the opposite sex.
Even though she is a popular idol and is always at the center of everyone’s attention, I learned from this incident that Shi-chan is just another girl, and I deeply regretted it.
So even if it was just a misunderstanding, I promised myself that I would never do anything that would make Shi-chan worry any more.
“I’m so glad we could be together at the festival! I’m so happy!”
As I walked along thinking about this, Shi-chan smiled happily at me as she walked next to me.
Yes, even though it happened, I’ve just been assigned to be in charge of serving customers, just like Shi-chan.
I’ll have more work to do since I’ll be also in charge of the kitchen, but I’m still happy about it.
To be honest, I couldn’t shake off my worries about Shi-chan’s ability to serve customers in a maid’s outfit. That’s why if I could work next to her as a waiter, I would be able to move in case of emergency and feel a little more secure.
Besides, I was happy to be able to do something with my girlfriend Shi-chan.
So I smiled back at her and said, “right?”
It’s not just summer, I’m going to be able to experience a lot of things with Shi-chan from now on, and that makes me happy and I’m looking forward to it.
“Hey, Takkun. Why don’t we take a little detour?”
Maybe she was happy with my answer, but she smiled a little shyly and asked me to take a little detour.
To be honest, I also wanted to stay with Shi-chan a little longer today, so I said yes, and she smiled happily.
Shi-chan’s really happy smile made my heart throb with excitement.
I’m sure I’ll never get used to being in front of this lovely smile, I thought.
Then we went to the shopping mall in front of the station.
At any rate, this place has a lot of things to offer, so I thought it would be a good place to hang out, especially since I didn’t have any particular goal in mind.
“Ah! Hey, Takkun, can we take a look over there?”
Then Shi-chan pointed to a women’s clothing store.
I didn’t have a goal in mind, so of course I said yes and went into the store with her.
As soon as I entered the store, a female clerk approached me smiling to serve me.
To be honest, I’m not a big fan of this kind of aggressive customer service.
I can’t shop calmly, and more importantly, I’m in a women’s store, so I feel like I’m away from home, or even more uncomfortable.
“Customer, this kind of knitwear is in fashion this year, and it will definitely look good on you. …… Or maybe this really does look good on you, or maybe it’s just too cute when you look at it closely. …… What? No way!”
The clerk, who was supposed to have picked up a knitwear item on sale and recommended it to Shi-chan, stopped moving and froze when she came in front of her.
I was thinking, “Oh, this is already……” and then the clerk opened her mouth in a kind of fearful way.
“A-a-a-are you Shiori from the Angel Girls, by any chance!”
“Yes, that’s right.”
Shi-chan responded to the clerk’s question without hesitation, smiling and in idol mode.
Of course, today Shi-chan was wearing a disguise of sorts with her date glasses, but even so, a close look at her gave away that she was Shiorin.
The clerk jumped back and said, “Eeh!? The clerk jumped out of her seat in surprise, which would have been a perfect reaction if it were someone else.
“I knew it! I’m a big fan of Shiorin, I have all your CDs!”
“Really? Thank you.”
The clerk, who had somehow regained her composure, was probably no longer thinking about customer service, and excitedly confessed that she was a fan of Shi-chan.
Even though the clerk was a little distraught, Shi-chan was still in her idol mode, smiling and saying thank you.
Whenever I see Shi-chan like this, I realize that she is a super idol, and that she is really a being on top of the world.
“Hey, hey! Takkun!”
As I was thinking this, Shi-chan came over to me, holding in her hands the white knit and black top with lace sleeves that the store clerk had recommended earlier.
As I wondered if this might be one of the standard ……
“Which one looks better on me!”
As expected, Shi-chan asked me the question I had been dreading.
But the expression on her face was different from the idle mode she had just been in, and her eyes were rolling around with a strange, drawn-out smile on her face.
However, I didn’t have time to react to Shi-chan’s suspicious behavior, and I wasn’t sure how I should respond to this ultimate choice.
I had no idea that I would find myself in this situation, which is often seen in anime and manga.
In such cases, there is a lot of information out there that says, “Women are not looking for an answer,” or “The answer is already there before you ask,” or, for men, “Then why are you asking?” But I couldn’t figure out what was going on in Shi-chan’s case at all.
I gave up trying to figure it out, and decided to follow my own sensibilities and answer carefully.
I decided to try to imagine Shi-chan in a knit and a black top.
………… Yes, they are both very nice.
She looked cute in the knit, and the black top was more mature, and since they were from different lineages, both Shi-chans must have been absolutely adorable.
So I decided to answer honestly.
“I think both of them would look good on you, but I think I’ll go with the …… knit.”
I chose the knit.
I think I’m just being pulled in by Shi-chan, who seems prettier than usual today, but today I’m feeling a little more inclined toward cute Shi-chan than beautiful Shi-chan.
“I-I-I-I see. I think I’ll go with this knit, then!”
I was worried about whether it was bad or not, but Shi-chan, her face bright red, said so and quickly put her black top back on.
“Eh? You’re buying that?”
“Yes, because it’s the one Takkun picked out for me.”
I was a little surprised at Shi-chan’s quick decision, but when I saw her happily hugging the knit, I couldn’t help but relax.
Thus, Shi-chan called out to the clerk, who had completely forgotten how to serve customers, and took the knit to the cash register.
“Wait, Shi-chan. Let me give it to you as a gift since I picked it out.”
I followed her and told her that while gently holding her hand as she tried to take out her wallet.
“Eh? No, I feel bad about it!”
“Please let me do something boyfriend-like for a change.”
Naturally, Shi-chan tried to say no, but I winked at her. When I winked at her, she seemed to understand and nodded her head with a small smile while her face turned red.
“I see, Shiorin’s boyfriend, but…….un, I have nothing to say about it!”
The shopkeeper, who was watching our exchange, said this and for some reason gave us a happy thumbs-up goo pose.
I don’t know what kind of goo pose it was, and I couldn’t help but mention it, which gave away our relationship, but at least it was a sign of goodwill, so I smiled and thanked the clerk, who said she was a fan of Shi-chan’s and was honestly happy to be recognized.
I smiled and said, “Thank you.” Shi-chan next to me said, “That’s right,” sticking to my arm and smiling, as if she thought she didn’t have to worry about people’s attention now that she had been exposed.
“I’ve always loved him, he’s the best boyfriend in the world.”
With a big smile on her face, she told me thats she was very much in love with me.
TL: Secret my a*s
6 comments »
devinJuly 27, 2021 at 1:14 am
They sure do know how to keep a secret…
Thanks for the chapter!
mighthoseJuly 27, 2021 at 1:46 am
Thank you for this chapter…. tsk.
Heimlich ManureJuly 27, 2021 at 4:22 am
Much better if they didn’t keep that supposed “secret”
gabsgabskamJuly 29, 2021 at 3:45 am
Now just go and tell that the school too…….
Thanks for the chapter……..
Average EnjoyerJuly 29, 2021 at 7:03 am
My assss! 😅
AgusApril 24, 2022 at 8:05 am
My 4 yo brother can keep a secret better than this two