Makoto is suddenly confessed to by her narcissistic childhood friend Kikuchi Reita. Not even just any confession, he stands in the street and publicly says If you want a boyfriend that badly, I don't mind going out with you. Which was obviously a no, since Makoto has never considered Reita to be a man, especially a man of interest. What will become of her daily life now that Reita insists on her going out with him?
You have always been
waiting for me, right?
Chapter 30: Delusion and confidence
I want to be the closest person to Reita. I'm satisfied as long as I stay by his side.
That was what I aways thought but...
Return to your cl@ss quickly
Oh-- thanks for the trouble
Every now and then, I crave for this black bean tea
It's only available here in the teacher's building so that's kind of a pain
Ahhaha. No wonder you're an old soul
What do you mean by that? This actually tastes good
can finally have a conversation with Reita again after Christmas
They still care about each other but
As I thought, I'm glad to see the two of them hang out again
I'm quitting my part time job at the end of the month
Is that so?
Everyone will feel lonely without you. Especially the store manger, as well as Ono-san and the customers...
Sakurai, are you gonna continue?
I'm already a 3rd year. I don't want to set a bad example for my sister by not entering college
It's about time to take my studies seriously
I'm thinking about working until spring......
The store manager...was hoping for us to work until February
He begged in tears
I'm counting on you
Ah...since Valentine's Day is coming up
Are things going well with Reita?
I can imagine that
So far so good
It wasn't supposed to be like this
In other words, I never expected to fall deeply in love
To be honest
I should be a calm person and yet
Every little thing bothers me and stirs me up
I even tried to seduce him not too long ago
Since I admitted to my feelings, I can't seem to put on the brakes
This isn't my normal self. Not at all
Did he put a spell on me?
I sense that I'm falling even more for him
If this continues, then I
Do you still feel scared about dating your childhood friend?
That's not the case...
I can't seem to hide anything from Yuusuke...
...well, do you remember what I said?
If anything happens, then think about me
Let's pretend it never happened
As I thought, I shouldn't wait for you so
just forget it
Even if I don't wait for you,
you'll be fine as long as you're with him, right?
Just now, was he trying to cheer me up?
As I thought, he's a nice guy.....
Just now, over there...Reita
What happened to Reita?
Reita has lost his consciousness
Get a hold of yourself
Hey, this is bad
Didn't he receive a direct hit in the head?
But he only got hit lightly~
Can you hear me-----!?
Ah, can you hear me?
Open your eyes
I'm begging you~ get up~
I won't die before I see Makoto naked!
Ah-- he p@ssed out again
Or should I rather say that he's asleep!?
It was only an effect of sleep deprivation
Don't make a big scene. You startled everyone
I'm glad that it wasn't something serious
Anyway, you guys are going out just like what I thought, huh?
Yeah. Sorry for not letting you know any earlier
What Kikuchi said earlier was so funny--
Well, I kinda sensed it...
About Sakurai being naked
Stop. Let's not talk about that
I'm dying from embar@ssment
See you later
Alright. It's about time for us to return to our cl@ssroom
I'll look after him for a little more
Ah, I see
...I said something weird earlier. Sorry about that...
What's wrong with you?
No...I accidentally spit out the truth...
Are you worried about something!?
If you have any worries, just spit it out!
If you trust me, I can listen to your worries and if I can be do any help, I'll do anything for you
you'll make me worried...
like dying from holding yourself back too much...
You'll do anything?
Alright then, do something about it
Thinking about you is why I couldn't sleep
Don't you get it?
This is a lie, right? Doing something like this
No way. Are we continuing from where we left off last time?
Wai-- wai-- wai-- Reita
You said you'll do anything, right ?
I did say that but that's a different story
Moreover, I can't get in the mood at anytime anywhere
I'm still not ready yet
Besides, we're in school. We're in the infirmary room
Wait a minute. Stop Reita. Pull yourself together-----
You screamed "kya." What the heck. You screamed "kya"
But, just as I thought, I'm glad that we didn't do it to the end at that time
Don't mess with me
...could it be that you're teasing me?
...the time when we waited at the hotel for the clothes to dry?
Because if we did, can you really face Kaede-san?
Makoto, you're not fully prepared yet so
Makoto, you were overthinking at that time in consideration of me
As I thought, it's too soon for us to do it
Well, I'm also not prepared to be killed by my mom
Ah. But, that was the truth. Thinking about you can't put me to sleep
At a time like this
I still believe that he put a spell on me
'Do you still feel scared about going out with your childhood friend?'
My actual fear is myself, huh?
At this rate, my feelings for Reita will be overflowed
to the point that there's no return to being childhood friends again
Alright, everyone. Gobble up with no leftovers--
Kaede-san, I'm happy to come over but are you alright with me being here?
Ah. Beer, beer
Well, it's not like you're not allowed to come as long as you follow the high schooler dating guidelines
Because if you suddenly stopped coming, we're gonna feel lonely without you
And, after all
you can lend a hand for folding dumplings today
---look, dumplings tastes better when you eat it with family
There's only 30 minutes until the 9 o'clock deadline
I grant you guys special permission to go on the second floor
Makoto and Reita-kun
Makoto, carry the fresh laundry on your way upstairs-
Ugh--- it's freezing
If only I had turned on the heater
Cuddle with me to stay warm
Come on. This is within the "high schooler" dating guidelines
What the heck
No, um. I need to develop self discipline
I'm scared of myself now
Falling in love with Reita brings me too much happiness which results in my insecurity...
Forget about what I just said. This is my lifelong wish
I'm ashamed of my own words
What do I mean too much happiness?
Ah-- geez. I'm so embarr@ssed
Hey, turn around and face me
Why do you feel insecure?
There is nothing to be afraid of
No...because what if something happens and we break up...
What do you mean?
What if I lose someone that I love? What if I break something that's irreplaceable?
Because the what ifs keeps haunting me
So I'm happy as long as I stay by your side but
after I started going out with Reita...
After I started going out with Reita, I've come to like you even more
At this rate, I just wanna stay with you forever......
So I can't calm my anxiety
Guess what, Makoto?
You're an idiot
Why do you struggle with anxiety?
We just started going out, right?
I can't imagine myself to hate Makoto. I mentioned this before! Don't you remember?
Huh, are they in an argument?
I remember now
Basically, half of what you said is based on your delusions, right? On the other hand, you can count on my words (no actual proof though)
Every time I make a wrong turn, he would always
lose his temper...
Do you believe in me or your own delusions?
I get it now. What the heck...
and thanks, Reita
Well, I guess the situation between aunt and uncle caused your anxieties but...
Reita, you bought it during the school excursion
Don't you remember?
Why do you have this hand towel?
Anyway, I wanted to buy this for uncle but
That's true, but...
You're right. Sorry
I thought my dad would like this print
I gave this to you instead when you got lost
Weren't you also mesmerized by this hand towel?
Let's bring this to uncle
Sorry. Did I make you guys wait?