fruitspunch07

Tsubasa to Hotaru

Chapter 26

From Summer Rain and Senpai Scans:Sonokawa Tsubasa - 15 years old. A bubbly, energetic girl who's called 'stalker' by a lot of her cl@ssmates because she chases after the guy she wants relentlessly. After getting rejected by an uppercl@ssman who saved her at the train station, she decides to help her childhood friend, Yuri, with her job as the basketball club's manager. There, she meets quiet, unobtrusive Akkey...

Language: English

Summary

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Tsubasa to Hotaru

Haruta Nana

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*ding-d*ng*

Um...

Sorry for showing up so suddenly.

menu

intercom

monitor

It's Sonokawa...

end

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You surprised me.

Did you hear that I left early due to an injury and make a special trip to see me?

I appreciate it, but aren't you overreacting?

It's just a minor sprain.

I don't have anything other than coffee or tea, though.

How about something to drink?

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Your right hand.

Can you show it to me?

Fine, fine.

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I'm sorry.

When I fell from the stairs, I caused you to get hurt, didn't I?

I'm sorry...

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What happened has nothing to do with Sonokawa.

I thought that's what you'd say.

It does have to do with me.

I was an idiot for not seeing through it at the time, but why did you--?

At that time, Toba-kun seemed like he was in pain for a moment, right!?

Quiet down.

I'm saying it has nothing to do with you, so it has nothing to do with you.

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Hmph.

I understand.

Until Toba-kun's right hand heals, I will bear the responsibility of being your @ssisstant!

It doesn't seem like you understand anything.

I'll take all of your cl@ss notes!

From the moment you leave for school until the moment you come home from school!!

And so that you don't suffer a burden to your right hand, I'll carry all your baggage!

In any case, for the sake of a speedy recovery, Toba-kun's right hand shall get complete rest!!

We're in different cl@sses, aren't we?

There's no baggage, only a school bag. And it goes over the shoulder so it's no burden.

I will take over everything for you!!

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I will definitely take over everything for you!!!

Yeah, yeah.

Toba-kun should be the one to report to the president and Coach.

I'll inform Yuri-chan about the situation, but

Then, tomorrow morning I'll come for you.

Sonokawa, are you heading back to school after this?

Take care of yourself!

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I'm not going back.

Club activities will already be over by then.

Why?

There are no objections on my part if you forgot, but

Sonokawa, did you deliver the chocolates to Aki?

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How could you forget that?

I had remembered it up until just a little while ago!!

Seeing as you're a girl...

*flustered*

But hearing that Toba-kun was injured made me extremely panicked.

In any case, I was thinking that I had to go to Toba-kun's place.

And then I just completely--

What am I going to do?

Even though I specially made go-for-it chocolate with Maimai.

Even if I go back right now, I won't make it in time.

Even though I was planning to properly confess one more time...!!!

It wasn't supposed to be like this...!!

I see.

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No...

How depressing.

That's not exactly what I meant...

In other words, you were more worried over me than you were Aki?

So you came to my house just to gawk...?

What do you mean I'm wrong?

That's not it!

The reason I came to your house, Toba-kun, was because I was really worried about...you...

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How sly.

He got me to say that.

Thanks.

Hearing that definitely makes me happier than getting chocolates.

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Looks like basketball practice has ended, doesn't it!?

Ah! Karasuma's here!!

Groups of people are coming out...

Go on, Maimai!!

Just a--

Eh!?

Hold on...

Don't "hold on" me! If you miss him here, then you won't be able to deliver your chocolates today!

Ka-

I get it!! I get it!!

Karasuma!!

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Hey, Maihara and Mitsui!

Aren't ya'll members of the go-home club*??

Ya'll are still here!?

Erm...

*T/N: refers to students who aren't a member of any after school clubs.

Yes, that's true but...

Ah!

Then, I'm going too!

See you later, Maimai!

...I'm going to go on ahead.

Eh?

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That'll be 120 yen.

Thank you very much.

*rustle*

"Eh?"

"Don't tell me she's going to Toba's house?"

"She's going all the way there?"

"Isn't that kinda suspicious?"

"Also at Christmas the two of them disappeared while holding hands."

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"Could it be that they're dating?"

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Hakase--

*sigh*

I didn't deliver the chocolates to Akkey~~

If it's just the confession, then it's fine to not really fuss about it being on Valentine's Day, but...

But I wanted him to eat the chocolates...

Akkey.

Until Toba-kun's injury heals, acting as his support takes priority for the time being.

I won't be able to go with him to morning practice for a while either.

I'll redo the confession after that.

Akkey. Akkey.

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Got it! See you tomorrow!

Sorry. Starting tomorrow Toba-kun and I won't be going to morning practice for a while. (;_;) We'll be back when Toba-kun's injurty heals.

I need to tell Akkey as well.

Okay.

*ding-d*ng*

Good morning, Sonokawa.

Refreshing morning, isn't it?

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Good morning.

First things first, let me explain something.

Although I am worried about Toba-kun's injury, there is no hidden meaning behind that worry...

Alright, hand over your bag.

Yeah, yeah, I got it.

Hey!!

We're gonna be late.

I told you that a shoulder bag wouldn't be a burden to my hand.

And I'd never make a girl carry my bag in the first place.

Going to school together is fun, isn't it?

If that's the case, then there's no point to me coming to pick you up, is there!?

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Morning, Toba.

Was your hand alright!?

We were worried.

It's perfectly fine.

Thanks.

So long, Sonokawa.

Toba-kun's joining in club activities? To observe?

I can only do basic training, but I'm more or less participating.

See you at club activities.

Is that so?

Then I'll come get you after school as well.

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Until that time if there's any sort of inconvenient situation let me know!!

And if something happens with your injury then inform me at once!!

*turns away*

A tsundere...?

Honestly,

Sonokawa...

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Year 1 Cl@ss 7

Really!?

Awesome!!

You made those by hand!?

What are they? What do you call round chocolates like that again?

I can't get caught up in Toba-kun's pace.

My purpose is to be his right hand @ssistant, so I need to think more seriously...

Toriko?

They're truffles.

Ah, that's it!

They were tasty, those truffles!

Yeah...

I had some.

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WHAT!?

YOU GOT A GIRLFRIEND!?

You're lying, Karasuma!!

It's true! It's true!

Whoa! I don't get Maihara-san's taste.

How wonderful.

To think that things worked out so smoothly with them.

They're perfectly suited to one another, huh?

Congratulations Maimai...!!

I thought Karasuma would never get a girlfriend.

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Next time for sure, I'll also..

Toba-kun!!

What are you doing all on your own?

*DASH*

Putting away the equipment.

You mustn't move such a heavy thing!!

Both here and there...

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Come to think of it, Sano, didn't you say that you were communicating with Mitsui-san via LINE?

How's that been going?

You want to hear about that?

Now look here, Toba-kun.

You have a sprain, don't you?

First and foremost, you need to rest.

I told you it's not that serious an injury.

If you forcibly move it around then your injury will heal even slower!

Didn't they explain that to you at the hospital!?

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...I can't trust you.

What?

Toba-kun does nothing but lie.

I understand that you're being considerate of me, but...

I dislike Toba-kun enduring the pain by himself even more.

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Don't pretend like everything's alright.

If it hurts, then say it properly, okay?

It does hurt a little bit.

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Seriously!?

Show me!!

Is it getting too hot?

After cooling it down, you should go home.

I wonder if there's any ice left in the ice machine.

Sonokawa.

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You've left too much of an opening.

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To be continued.

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