“I thought you were being a little flirtatious. Let’s have fun.”
“Where’d you get that idea?”
This person is so carefree. I might as well have just abandoned her and gone home.
“How awful… you were so kind to me, and then you throw me away when it becomes inconvenient…”
“Do you want me to throw you outside right now?”
“I’m getting a headache… I just bought you a juice, didn’t I?”
“Enough with the rambling. Just let the girl stay for now, okay?”
“Sorry I’m late. My name is Nanase Hoshimiya. It’s nice to meet you.”
“I’m Kaede Kusunoki. Spend the night as you like.”
When I looked away from the two who were introducing themselves and looked at the clock, the date had changed before I knew it. It’s time to go home.
I’ll have to make it up to Kusunoki somehow next time, I thought as I called out to them.
“I’ll go home then. I’ll make it up to Kusunoki someday.”
As I was about to leave, Hoshimiya grabbed me by the clothes.
“Wait a minute. You’re leaving me alone with someone I’ve never met before?”
“You’ve never met me before either.”
Besides, I’m a guy. You’re better off without me.
“Calm down. You and I are friends, right? I’m trying to deepen my friendship with Kusunoki-san, so please sit with me.”
“Like I said we just met. What are you going to do now? Go to sleep.”
I looked at Kusunoki and she was smiling.
“Well, since you’re trying to deepen our friendship, I don’t mind, okay? It’s summer vacation afterall.”
“Thank you. What shall we do then?”
“You don’t even have a plan.”
This person must be living on the spur of the moment.
“Do you want to play cards or a party game?”
“Party games are good. My friends don’t play many games, so all I do is solo.”
Then we both started rifling through the games. I guess Hoshimiya plays games too.
“Let’s play this one.”
After a while, Hoshimiya took out a game called Peachro Dentetsu. It’s a game that destroys friendships. Are you planning to deepen the friendship or not?
The sun had long since risen when I lifted myself up from the couch and looked outside.
In the end, I was so absorbed in the game that I didn’t know whether I was nurturing or destroying friendships, and we ended up colluding, betraying, and falling together. It was a well-designed game that allowed me to feel the essence of capitalism (confused).
I couldn’t bring myself to go home, so I took a nap on the sofa in the living room, but I slept longer than I planned.
“Good morning, Onii-chan”
After a while, Kusunoki and Hoshimiya woke up and came out of Kusunoki’s room, both of them looking sleepy.
“Good morning, I’m sorry to wake you up so early, but I’m leaving now. I’m going home to take a nap.”
“I’m going home too. Thank you for letting me stay here, Kusunoki-san. I shall repay you in due course.”
“Don’t worry about it, I’m going to sleep too. See you later, both of you.”
Kusunoki saw me off and I went outside.
“Thank you, Tsukiyomi-san.”
“Ou, see you later….”
“I found yooouu!”
As I was saying goodbye to Hoshimiya, someone looked at me and started shouting. Can you please stop it, it’s echoing in my sleep-deprived head?
“I finally found you! What do you mean, you said you’d explain and then never heard from you? !
The one who approached me while shouting loudly was a young lady (laughing). I forgot about this one….
I want to go home and sleep, but I wonder if she’ll let me. I guess I can’t (give up).