Shi-chan walks next to me, looking happily at the handbag containing the clothes she just bought.
I didn’t intend to give her such a big gift, even in terms of money, but still, it made me happy to see her looking so happy.
After that, I went around the shopping mall with Shi-chan, whose cuteness was over the limit again today.
It’s not like we’re doing anything, but when I’m with Shi-chan, even just browsing through the grocery store and bookstore is fun.
I’m sure it was the same for Shi-chan, and I was just happy to see her enjoying herself.
After walking around for a while, we decided to take a short break at the food market.
We were feeling a little hungry, so we decided to pick up some takoyaki together.
“Here you go, Takkun.”
Then Shi-chan picked up one of the takoyaki with her disposable chopsticks and offered it to me.
I couldn’t help but feel embarrassed in the face of Shi-chan’s sudden ah-an attack.
What’s more, the takoyaki must be still hot—.
But I had no choice but to eat the takoyaki that Shi-chan was offering me, so I prepared myself for a little burn in my mouth and took a bite of it.
“Ah! Sorry, was it too hot?!”
“Afutsu~ Don’t worry, it’s okay.”
I replied to Shi-chan, who was worried about my burning body, while trying to be patient.
It was hot, but fortunately not so hot that it would burn me, so I was really okay, but I was more concerned about Shi-chan looking at me with concern.
Not because she was my girlfriend or anything, but because Shi-chan was objectively prettier than most girls out there.
Whenever Shi-chan stares at me with her twinkling eyes, I always get nervous.
However, with so many people around us, including families and couples, no one seemed to have any idea that Shiorin was here, and I was surprised that they didn’t notice.
I was filled with a renewed sense of joy at the fact that we were able to have a casual date together as a normal couple.
“It’s really hot, isn’t it?”
I couldn’t help but love Shi-chan, who seemed to be enjoying eating the takoyaki even though it looked hot.
When I got home after my date with Shi-chan, I finished my dinner and bath and lay down on my bed.
I remembered how cute Shi-chan was today, and what had happened today.
As I was smiling, imagining Shi-chan wearing the knitwear I bought today, I heard the sound of Lime’s notification on my phone.
I quickly picked up my phone to see who it was, but it wasn’t Lime…… from Shi-chan.
“I know this is sudden, but I need to talk to you.”
It was a Lime from someone I didn’t know.
According to the Lime, the sender wanted to talk to me.
But even if he wants to talk to me, I can’t talk to someone I don’t know.
I checked the name of the sender of the Lime, wondering how he knew my contact information.
“Akari huh ……do I know anyone like that?”
The sender’s name is Akari, but I don’t know anyone named Akari.
In fact, I don’t know many women.
That’s right, there’s only one person I know named Akari, when I traced her name back in my memory.
No, but I don’t think that’s possible ……, and then the sender sends me Lime again.
“Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t tell you my name! I’m Akari Niimi of the Angel Girls, Ayari Niimi Akari.”
When I saw the additional text, I felt relieved that I knew who sent it, and then I felt a bit nervous that Akarin had suddenly sent it! I felt relieved to know who the sender was, but also impatient and wondered why Akari was suddenly there.
“Uhm, it’s been a while. So, what do you want to talk about?”
For some reason, I was having a lime session with a very famous idol, and I couldn’t just ignore her, so I replied with caution.
If Akarin wanted to talk to me, it would most likely be about Shi-chan.
But that didn’t stop me from wondering why she wanted to talk to me directly.
In fact, I wondered how she knew about my Lime in the first place. But then I remembered that Shi-chan had once sent me a Lime of her sleeping face.
I think Akarin must have saved my Lime ID for that time.
“I’m sorry for coming out of nowhere! I wanted to talk about Shiorin, of course.”
Akarin replied right away.
As I thought it was about Shi-chan, Lime followed up with a reply.
“So, you two got together, right? Congratulations!”
It was a congratulatory message for me and Shi-chan’s relationship.
I never thought I would be blessed by Akarin, but when I was wondering how to reply, Akarin called me as if I was aware of my feelings.
I was really surprised by the sudden call from Akarin, but I pressed the call button.
“Hello, Tatsukun? Long time no see.”
“Oh, yes, it’s been a while.”
It was definitely Akarin’s voice coming from the other end of the phone.
However, I could not help but feel uncomfortable about the current situation where I was somehow talking to a national idol like this.
“Sorry for the rudeness, and congratulations!”
“Ah Uhm, yeah, thanks.”
I can’t help but be frightened by Akarin’s abruptness.
Akarin is giggling on the other end of the phone, as if she finds me funny.
“So, I have a favor to ask you, Takkun.”
“What is it?”
The word “favor” from Akarin made me regain my composure.
I don’t think so, but I knew that if Akarin’s words were to have a negative impact on Shi-chan, I would have to deal with it properly.
With that thought in mind, I waited nervously for Akarin’s next words.
“It’s not that big of a deal, so you don’t have to prepare yourself. There’s going to be a school festival at your high school, right?”
“Eh? Oh, yes.”
“Well, it’s on a Saturday at the end of this month…….”
“You’re in the same class as Shiorin, right? What are you doing?”
“Eh? Shiorin is going to be a maid too? Is that okay?!”
Yeah, well, that sounds more interesting, so what the heck. So, we’ve decided to go to the festival too. Of course, it’s a surprise, so I’d like you to keep Shiorin in the dark about it, and I want Takkun to be the contact person! So, I have to move on to my next job soon, so I’ll see you soon! Nice to meet you!”
That was all Akarin said, but she seemed to be busy and hung up the phone immediately.
I was taken aback by Akarin’s energy, but decided to sort out what had just happened.
Let’s see, what did I just say?
Akarin is coming to visit our school festival, right?
And by us, of course she meant the Angel Girls, so ……
I finally understood the meaning of Akarin’s words, and even though it was the middle of the night, I couldn’t help but shout out loud.