“Mou, you’re always so pushy.”
Shi-chan came on stage with a microphone in her hand and complained to Akarin.
As if in response to her words, the audience went wild with excitement.
Shiorin, who had retired from the group, rejoined the group and the Angel Girls became full members in public for the first time in a long time.
To be honest, just seeing them together was an unbelievable sight for the fans.
In fact, I naturally preferred the Angel Girls with Shiorin.
It’s not that I don’t like the current members, it’s just that they are more balanced with Shiorin as the center of the group.
–But while I was happy to see all of them together, I also had a different feeling.
I wondered what would happen with our relationship if she were to return.
I knew there was no way, but with Shi-chan’s behavior earlier, I couldn’t help but feel uneasy.
“It’s okay, it’s a cultural festival today, we’re providing a service.”
Akarin didn’t care about Shi-chan’s complaint and just laughed it off, saying it was a service.
Akarin was the leader of the group, and she was very good with everyone.
“It’s great to be singing with you again!”
“Yeah! M-me too!”
I “Well, to be honest, it’s only because of Shiorin.”
Megumi, Chii-Chii, and Miya-Miya were also happy to talk to Shiorin.
Shi-chan smiled and responded as if she couldn’t help it.
“Since Shiori is wearing a maid’s uniform, let’s play that song for a while.”
When Akarin said this with a grin, the other members immediately understood what she was talking about and agreed with her.
Then Shi-chan nodded as if she had no choice but to agree, and the song was decided.
“So let’s all enjoy the festival for a little while longer! From now on, no TV and everything! This is a special stage, right here and now!”
Akarin’s words sent the audience into a frenzy.
She was probably saying that from now on, Akarin and the others would be singing as the ones enjoying the festival.
Everyone was so excited to see such top idols trying to have fun together.
“Then please listen to ‘Your Own Servant’.”
As expected, the song was chosen to match the maid outfit Shi-chan was wearing.
With Shi-chan in the center, the Angel Girls sang and danced.
It must have been a long time since Shi-chan danced, but she must have danced so many times that it was ingrained in her body.
She gave a flawless performance that showed no sign of a blank.
And more than anything, the addition of Shi-chan’s singing voice made me feel like I was in the right place.
Of course, everyone in the audience felt the same way, and so did the girls on stage.
The way they looked at each other and smiled while dancing, everyone could see that they were really enjoying the moment and were happy to be together.
I knew that Shiorin was the reason the Angel Girls were here, and that feeling spread through everyone.
That feeling was certainly welling up inside me as well as everyone else.
But then, Shi-chan and I… No, I didn’t want to think about it after that.
But I knew that if Shi-chan wanted to do that, I would have to accept it.
If that happens, we’ll probably have much less time to see each other than we do now, and it might even become difficult to see each other anymore.
But that’s the same for Shi-chan.
If Shi-chan still wanted to become an idol again, there was no way I could stop her.
It’s your life, and if it’s your decision, I respect your decision.
I just wished that I could be a part of it from now on.
So I don’t know what Shi-chan will say after this, but I’m prepared to accept whatever she says.
At the same time, I also vowed that I would never give up on Shi-chan, no matter what she said.
It’s an unbalanced relationship to begin with.
If that’s the case, I have no choice but to become the man who deserves to be closest to her.
This is how I made up my mind to be ready for whatever Shi-chan might say to me.
And just as she finished singing ” Your Own Servant”, Shiorin stepped forward ahead of everyone else.
The cheers and applause from the audience gradually died down, and Shi-chan waited until it was quiet before opening her mouth.
“I would like to take this opportunity to tell you something.”
Everyone in the hall and the Angel Girls paid attention to Shi-chan as she said this with a serious look.
Apparently, Akarin and the others hadn’t been told about this, and they seemed to be surprised at Shi-chan’s sudden behavior.
I felt my heartbeat quicken as I realized that Shi-chan’s behavior was finally coming to an end.
I had already prepared myself for what Shi-chan was going to say, but the thought that our relationship might end with her next words scared me to death.
But Shi-chan had no way of knowing how I felt, and of course she wouldn’t wait for me.
She squeezed her hand tightly, took a deep breath, and slowly opened her mouth.
Everyone in the room waited nervously for Shi-chan’s next words.
“—-I’m in love with someone right now!”
It was a word that no one here had expected to hear.
The audience was buzzing with excitement at the unexpected coming out of Shi-chan on stage.
However, Shi-chan seemed to be unconcerned about it and continued with her words.
“I like Takuya Ichijo there!! I love him, I love him, I really love him!! So I want to be with him as a normal girl, without worrying about the people around me!!”
Shi-chan confessed in front of everyone, as if she was letting out everything that she had accumulated up to now, but she said it clearly.
It was exactly what Shi-chan was prepared to do.
Maybe she didn’t need to say it here, since we were already in a relationship.
But still, Shi-chan said it out loud in front of everyone.
She was prepared to accept all the risks of her relationship becoming known, but she prioritized her relationship with me over that, and made a firm statement to everyone like this.
She announced to everyone that she was going to live her life not as Shiorin from the Angel Girls, but as a single girl named Shion Saegusa.
So I, too, made up my mind and replied.
I stared straight back at Shi-chan, trying to get the shape she wanted.
“Me too! I love you too, Shion Saegusa!!”
I shouted from the bottom of my stomach so that Shi-chan could hear me even from the very back seat.
This was my second confession to Shi-chan, but I think I said it with even more passion than the first.
My words seemed to have reached Shi-chan, and she was happy to hear them, covering her mouth with her hands.
As we were talking, I could hear the sound of clapping hands.
It was the sound emanating from Akarin and the others standing on the stage—–.
The members of Angel Girls were clapping their hands as if to congratulate us.
The audience started to clap along with them, and in no time the gym was filled with the sound of their applause.
“This is what a cultural festival should be like!”
“Damn it! I was aiming for her”
There was a lot of congratulations being thrown at us from everywhere.
I felt so embarrassed that I could only bail out, scratching the back of my head with one hand.
“You’ve become a man, Takuya.”
“Congratulations, both of you.”
Takayuki and Shimizu-san, who were standing next to me, also congratulated me.
Shimizu-san looked really happy and congratulated me, and Takayuki, who put his arm around my shoulders, looked like he was going to cry a little for some reason.
I was really happy to see how they felt about me.
With my precious best friend and important girlfriend by my side, I felt that I had become a really happy person.