TL: Double chapters because short chapter.
“…..Throw it away?”
I let Fujibayashi in, and when I answered her question, she seemed to be stunned.
“Yeah, I have too many books. I’ve been throwing unwanted things away to make room for a bookshelf.”
I had to go back and forth between the house and the garbage dump several times in the morning because the amount of stuff I had accumulated so far was quite large.
“Unwanted things… Aren’t soccer equipment and medals supposed to be mementos?”
“I don’t want to keep things that I don’t use anymore or medals that I have no use for. And if I show them to someone and tell them that I used to be a great guy or that I used to be good, I’m just being a jerk.”
It would be shameful to cling to past glory, even if I was still playing soccer.
“…..What about the matching accessories we bought together?”
“A lot of things are too childish for a high school student to own. In fact, I was the only one who displayed them.”
I had been in the rooms of my childhood friends many times, but they all had no decorations. I thought they had thrown them away long ago. Maybe they have them stored somewhere, but what’s the point of small things that are never displayed? They seem to have been forgotten about in the first place.
After leaving Renya’s room, I arrived at my room in a daze and collapsed on the bed.
“The past is not important to Renya…?”
I muttered to myself, but there was no one to answer.
After lying there for a while, I sit up and open the drawer of my desk. There were small things that all my childhood friends had bought together.
Renya had kept them on display for a long time, but I had kept them carefully because I didn’t want them to get dirty or damaged. I guess it was the same for the other two.
I carefully took out one of them and hugged it.
“We would never throw it away. We cherish it, Renya…”
The tears that spilled from my eyes hit the small item in my hand.