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.
Why are the same movements so different from Liz’s?
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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.”
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?
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,
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.