Milfilia’s Point of View
I was led by Cidar-kun who was dressed in formal clothes to a garden.
“… Sorry, please hide us.”
The trees rustled and moved as if to hide us.
“… Actually, I have been hearing plants since then.”
“Is that perhaps my fault?”
The wryly smiling Cidar-kun was too cool for me, just what am I supposed to do?
“Are you troubled because of it?”
“I’m not. I can block it off easily, so it’s not a problem.”
Cidar-kun smiled softly. He then spoke to me as if he made up his resolve.
“Milfilia, I…—”Cidar-kun, I love you!”
Thinking that victory goes to the one who makes the first move, I embraced Cidar-kun.
“I love you! Only you! Y, you are my first love!”
“I, I want to be with you all the time, I want to kiss you lots, erm… I love you!”
It was an uncool confession, but I think I said what I needed to say. I couldn’t look at Cidar-kun because I was afraid of his reaction. I rested my face on his shoulder.
“Why are you like this…”
Cidar-kun let out a sigh. His hand that stroked my hair was very gentle.
“I was trying to tell you my feelings, though. I love you, Milfilia.”
I raised my face reflexively. I was happy but my tears were overflowing.
“Don’t cry. But I don’t think I can go on like this. So I want you to forget about it for now. When I become a good enough man to match you… I will properly say it one more time, so won’t you please wait for me?”
Cidar-kun is wonderful. He has no need to change. The past me wouldn’t be able to say it, but…
I hit Cidar-kun’s chest. Really uncool. I’m acting like a child.
“I love the current you! I don’t want you to change! I don’t want to keep waiting like a princess ! If you want to change then do it with me! Don’t part with me! If, if you really love me, then… then don’t part with me for life!”
What a heavy affection. But Cidar-kun laughed softly.
“Ah~ I’m no match for you. You are too cool, Milfilia.”
He patted my head.
“I find myself really uncool. I have no composure… I don’t want to part with you, Cidar-kun… I’m sorry for being selfish like a little child.”
My face changed colors and I averted my gaze.
“Hm? Hmm… No, it’s because I didn’t consider your feelings well enough, right? It’s different from selfishness. Let’s figure out how we can be together then. Together.”
Cidar-kun is too wonderful. He’s gentle and looking out for me.
“… Yes! I will be in your care from now on forever!”
Cidar-kun kissed me on the cheek! While feeling flustered, I pulled on his sleeves and closed my eyes. I felt shameful yet expecting at the same time. Smooch, our lips touched for just a moment.
That was my real, first kiss.