Christmas has come and gone, and I am continuing to enjoy my winter vacation.
Since the start of the winter break, I have been able to spend my time working part-time, studying, and playing with my girlfriend, Shi-chan, without any free time on a daily basis.
And today, I am spending time with Shi-chan.
Shi-chan said she wanted to come over to my house again, so I invited her over and we spent some quality time together in my room.
Shi-chan picked up a romantic comedy manga from the manga lined up in my room and sat down next to me, snuggling up to me and started reading it.
“I’ve been thinking about these manga since the last time I was in an Internet cafe.”
“I see, Shi-chan, you like romantic comedies, huh?”
“Yes, perhaps I’m in love myself, and that’s why I like these stories so much.”
The way she said that and smiled was just like a girl in love, and she was cute as ever today.
Incidentally, the manga Shi-chan is currently reading is a school love comedy in which the protagonist and a beautiful girl in his class fall in love, but the story is a so-called harem manga in which multiple heroines appear and try to attract the attention of the protagonist, which I think he can enjoy as a guy, but I’m not sure how she feels as a girl ……. To be honest, I’m a little worried about that part.
And thinking about it, there is an idol girl in the manga as well, but unfortunately, many idol characters in manga are defeated heroines and cannot be the main characters, and this work is no exception.
I wondered if Shi-chan, who is also an idol, would feel bad about reading this manga, but I thought that I was thinking too much and I was absorbed in a game on my phone.
I guess about an hour passed after that.
We were both doing different things, so we hardly talked to each other, but just being close to each other and being together like this was reassuring, and I could feel Shi-chan’s body warmth all the time, so that was enough for me.
I looked at Shi-chan and saw that she had already read the fourth volume, and I was thinking that if she had reached that point, the idol heroine would have appeared and there would have been a stir, but she looked somewhat dissatisfied.
“–Muu, isn’t this hero a little too insensitive after all?”
“Haha, these romantic comedy protagonists are often insensitive or indecisive.”
Shi-chan complained, and I quickly followed up, but for some reason, my heart ached.
Yes, insensitivity is not good, I know—-.
“But this girl is also like this, so why does she do this?”
And Shi-chan was not happy with the girls who appeared on the show.
The character Shi-chan pointed to was an idol character, a tsundere who at first snubbed her idol status and treated the main character with a superior attitude, but that didn’t seem to sit well with Shi-chan.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re an idol or not, if you love someone you have to work harder.”
When Shi-chan said it, it was as if she had a different persuasive power.
Shi-chan had actually been an idol, but now she is a normal girl pursuing her own goals.
That is probably why I don’t like the idea that she is using her idol status as an excuse in this work.
Not because she is an idol, but because she is herself——.
That is the answer that she eventually arrives at in this story, but unfortunately, at that time, this heroine is no longer a losing heroine and the romance will never be fulfilled.
But if I had had that feeling from the beginning, maybe the story would have been different.
So when I realized that, I thought that Shi-chan was probably right.
After a while, Shi-chan, who looked tired of reading manga, stretched once and hugged me without saying a word, as if it was natural.
“You’ve been like this for a long time.”
“Is that interesting to you, Takkun?”
“Hmm? Are you interested?”
Shi-chan peeked at the game I was playing and showed interest, so I gave her a quick explanation of how to do it.
Incidentally, the game I was playing was a famous game in which you pull monsters with your finger and play them, and Shi-chan quickly got the gist of it because the controls were simple.
“When it hits a friend, it attacks, so you have to play it well to defeat the enemy.”
“Heeeh, it’s fun to try it. Can you do this with me?
“Yes, we can go on quests together if we do multiple quests.”
“Okay, I’ll download it.”
As soon as Shi-chan heard that she could play multiple games, she immediately started downloading the same app.
I laughed a little because it was so obvious that she wanted to do it together with me, but I was honestly happy that she felt that way.
We lay together and enjoyed playing games for a while, and the sun was already setting outside.
We spent the day completely indoors, but it was a happy time as I could be alone with Shi-chan for a long time.
After that, I was about to take Shi-chan home when my mother asked me if Shi-chan would like to join us. So, we suddenly decided that Shi-chan would have dinner at our house today.
Shi-chan was nervous at first, but my parents were very welcoming to such a cute girl, and we soon became friends and had a pleasant dinner together.
Incidentally, since my mother found out that my girlfriend was Shi-chan, she has actually become interested in the Angel Girls and has become such a fan that she now records all the shows they are on.
Therefore, she was so excited to see Shi-chan, who used to be the center of the Angel Girls and was such a fan, at the same dinner table that she was meddling in various ways.
–I don’t think she would be surprised to know that her son even knows Akarin’s Lime.
Thinking about this, I finished my meal, relieved to see my mother and Shi-chan chatting amiably.
Shi-chan seemed happy to be able to sit around the table with her family like this, and she seemed really happy when Mom said, “Shi-chan is like one of my children now, so you can come visit me anytime.”
I was happy to see that, but I also wondered if I would meet Shi-chan’s parents someday, and I wondered what kind of parents they were.