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Chapter 28

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The Misunderstood Two
“Well~ We really overdid it. So sorry, both of you.”

The church’s living room.

Liz who is sitting down on a sofa is apologizing while scratching the back of her head.

I and Nanase-san are similarly apologizing on the sofa.

“I’m sorry, Kamijou-kun. I did it out of reflex……”

Nanase-san dressed in the school uniform is apologizing while feeling down.

“No, it’s alright. Nanase-san’s reaction was normal.”

Well, to me who wasn’t even slapped by his own father, Nanase-san’s slap in the face was quite intense.

I smile portraying ‘Don’t mind it’ floats on my face while rubbing the stinging cheek.

“Really. Liz hasn’t changed a bit since the old days.”
“I can’t deny that~”

Eiri shakes her head at Liz.

No, I feel like you are also at fault.

The person in question friendly smiles as if she has nothing to do with that.

“Thank you for waiting! A supplement after the bath~”

Tina brought Coffee Milk from the kitchen.

“Ohh! What a thoughtful daughter!”

Liz receives the bottle, uncorks it and gulps it down instantly.

“Kuu~!! It’s worth living just for this~!”

She’s like an old man drinking a beer.

“Thank you, Tina-chan.”
“Ehehe~ You are welcome~”

Posun, Tina sits next to Nanase-san.

She opens the bottle, holds it with her small hands and starts drinking.

“Puha~ Delicious~!”

Why are the same movements so different from Liz’s?

“Kamijou-kun, Kamijou-kun.”
“Wh, what’s wrong, Nanase-san?”

Nanase-san covers her trembling lips with her hand.

“What is this cute creature!?”

It seems she was done in by Tina’s overflowing pretty aura.

I put a hand on Nanase-san’s shoulder and nod.

“I understand, Nanase-san. That smile makes you want to protect it, right?”
“What are you talking about?”

Tina asks a with a slightly tilted head to the side and a question mark above her head.

Her pure and innocent eyes look in wonder.

“Aaaah~ …… Cuteee……!!”

You are also plentily cute, though.

Nanase-san loosens her cheeks in agony.

Seeing such expressions she wouldn’t show in class, my heart starts throbbing.

I wonder if Nanase-san is perhaps a girl who really likes cats and children?

“Ah, Tina-chan. There’s a coffee under your nose.”
“Wawa, really?”
“You must not wipe it with your sleeves. Here, stay still.”

Nanase-san takes out a pink handkerchief from her pocket and wipes the coffee above Tina’s upper lip.

“Here, I wiped it off.”
“Thank you! Umm……”
“Iori is fine.”
“Iori Oneechan, thank you!”

Zukyun, something pierced Nanase-san.

She looks at me with a serious expression and says,

“Kamijou-kun, I have a request.”
“Declined.”
“Can I bring this child with…… wha, I haven’t said anything yet!”
“No is no. Tina is an important employee.”

When I say so, Nanase-san’s shoulders drop in obvious disappointment.

Making a face of an abandoned kitten is useless.

Liz who saw our exchange stands up and,

“Now then, it’s already late, I should leave. Eiri, how about we go drinking?”
“Good idea. I was just thinking that I would like to go drinking with you.”

Eiri also stands up.

“Umm, then me too……”

Liz extends her hand in front of Nanase-san who wanted to take advantage of the situation.

“You stay here overnight.”
“”Eh?””

I and Nanase-san.

We can’t believe our ears.

What did this person just say?

“The night is already late. It’s terribly dangerous for a young woman to be walking alone at night.”

No, that’s certainly true, but.

“Umm, then I, together with Liz-san and Eiri-san……”
“Sorry, Nanase. We are going to drink in a bar in the opposite direction of the castle.”
“Eeh……”

Nanase-san is nervous and flustered.

I can’t be dancing on Liz’s palm forever.

I have to give her a lifeboat here.

“Umm, then I will send you to the castle.”
“Aren’t you saying some poor words, Takuma-kun?”
“Sorry, Nanase-san. I am not able to go against authority.”

Who do you think funded the Hot Springs?

I couldn’t go against her speaking eyes.

“B, but I have a defensive wall skill! If it comes to that……”
“There are talks of a slasher that crawls up from behind in the dark recently, you know?”

Nanase-san’s face turns pale.

……

…………

Nanase-san is not moving.

Ooi, are you alive?

Ki!!

“Uoh?”

Nanase-san glares at me with tears in her eyes and says,

“I, it can’t be helped this time! It can’t be helped! I won’t forgive you if you do something strange, okay!”

…… For reals?

It seems that something unbelievable just happened. I will be spending a night under the same roof as class president.

While not understanding if I feel happy or guilty,

“O, ou……”

I had no choice, but to nod my head.

How should I say this, I can’t keep up with the abrupt development.

“Wow~! Iori Oneechan will stay over!? That will be so fun~!”

Only Tina with her usually sparkling eyes is in high spirits.

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