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After bowling, we had lunch at a family restaurant. I wondered if we could get in right away since there were so many of us, but I heard that Saijo had made a reservation. He’s a guy who takes care of every detail. But I won’t forgive him for forcing me to drink the shitty drink he made at the drink bar.
After lunch, we went to the arcade and then to karaoke. A very student-like way to spend a holiday.
“It’s getting late, so let’s call it a day.”
But some of them were not satisfied with the idea.
“Eeh, I still want to play.”
“Tomorrow is a holiday too, so why not?”
” I already said once. If people still want to play, they can gather and go play with those people.”
When Saijo said that, those who still wanted to play went out into the town. Me? Of course I’m going home.
After saying a few words to the group going home, I started walking towards home. It’s been a long time since I had a good time today. Until a few years ago, I used to play with my childhood friends every day, but that was in the past.
“Hey, did you have fun today?”
Fujibayashi asks me this as I arrive home. She was still being invited by some guys who wanted to go out, but it looks like she is going home. Well, it’s not a good idea for girls to be out playing until after dark. What about the girls who went out? I don’t know.
“It was pretty fun.”
“I-I see. Well, I’m glad…”
To be honest, the only time I felt like I was having fun was the first time I went bowling. I don’t care about the arcade, karaoke is torture. If you don’t like to sing, karaoke is just painful. I don’t think people who don’t like to sing understand that.
I don’t know what I’m doing on my day off. Tomorrow, I’ll stay indoors all day.
It’s been a while since I’ve been able to hang out with Renya. I’ve always been turned down when I’ve asked him to go out with me, but today, Saijo forced him to come out with us. Aside from karaoke, he seemed to be having a good time elsewhere, so I wonder if he’s becoming less resistant to going out. I know it’s unlikely, but maybe he’ll accept my invitation now.
That’s what I’m thinking, but I’m still afraid of being rejected. But if I don’t make a move, the distance between us won’t shrink.
But…but…As my thoughts went in circles, I came to the front of my house.
“See you later. Good night.”
Renya said, and then simply left to go home. In the past, we would have talked more before parting.
The difference between the past and the present makes me sad. But that sadness pushed me to not want to stay like this.
“Hey, Renya, since you have tomorrow off, why don’t we go out somewhere?”
“I’m sorry, but I’m tired from today. Tomorrow I’m going to stay home and rest for the day.”
My resolve was shattered in two seconds. I went back to my room and cried.
The distance between us was not getting smaller today.