A Reincarnation Romantic Comedy Of A Hero And A Witch - Short Story
Saturday noon. I was waiting for Shiina in front of the station.
We had just started dating a few days ago and this was our first date. Honestly, I didn’t know what to do, but I decided on the aquarium after looking up date ideas on the internet.
“S-Sorry to keep you waiting, Godou…”
I was called from behind and when I turned around, I saw Mai in her casual clothes.
She looked a little nervous, but her face looked cheerful. From the neck down, she was wearing a cardigan with a warm color and a long white skirt. The impression she gave out was a little more mature than usual.
Mai tilted her head in confusion as I was keeping my mouth shut while admiring her. Seeing this, I regained my senses, cleared my throat and responded with the line that I’d prepared.
“I-I just got here, don’t mind it…”
“…Really? That sounds like a generic response you could find on the internet.”
“Why are you even doubting me? Also, you came way too early!”
It was currently 12 pm. We promised to meet up at 1 pm. That meant we arrived a whole hour earlier. Also, I wasn’t lying when I said that I just got here.
“You’re right, it’s a little early.”
“I told you. Also, I’m only here because I got nothing better to do.”
Definitely not because I couldn’t bear to wait any longer at home.
Mai looked at me shyly, but she was still looking me in the eye.
“…I-I see. I came here earlier because I wanted to see you as soon as possible.”
Those words almost knock me out. Luckily, I managed to keep my wobbly body rooted to the ground.
“…I was the same as you.”
“Really? Then, you lied earlier?”
“…Yes. I mean, it’s embarrassing saying that out loud…”
My cheeks heated up. I could no longer look at her face properly, so I looked up to the sky and saw a clear blue sky with barely any clouds in it. Today was another beautiful day. Doing that managed to calm me down a little.
After I regained my composure to some degree, I turned my gaze to Mai’s face again.
“Hehe, I’m so happy…” Said Mai as she smiled happily.
Seriously, this girl… Is she actually trying to kill me?
It seemed like she was still holding some grudge against me because of our previous lives. If I were to confront her directly like this, I’d be the one who’d lose. This situation begged for a tactical retreat.
“A-Anyway, let’s go.”
“Mm. We’re going to the aquarium today, right?”
“Yeah, have you been there before?”
“I went there with my parents back when I was a kid.”
“Me too… Wait, I think I went there with Hina back when we were in middle school.”
As I muttered the last part of the sentence to myself while digging up through my hazy memories, I could feel Mai’s icy gaze.
…Whoops, I just stepped on a landmine.
“I see, you went with Kirishima-san, hm? I see how it is. Well, it isn’t like I mind it or anything”
Said Mai while pouting her lips. She doesn’t mind, she said.
“It was a long time ago, okay? I don’t even remember any of it!”
“…Why are you acting like this? I said I don’t mind, didn’t I?”
I only acted like this because she looked angry…
“…Just kidding. But, I’m the one who’s going out with you right now, so keep that in mind, okay?”
After saying this, Mai took my arm and embraced it.
The distance between us immediately became closer. Rather, our bodies were touching as she was pressing her body against mine.
To be more specific, she was pressing her soft chest against my arm.
I called out to her because of her sudden action. Her face reddened.
“W-What? S-Surely I’m allowed to do this much? W-We’re lovers, aren’t we?”
She answered quickly despite the stutters. Probably it was because she was nervous, she proceeded to hug my arm tightly and it seemed like she wouldn’t let it go anytime soon. My face reddened.
We were already in this kind of mood even though we haven’t even left the station yet.
Our first date barely began, but we almost reached our limits already.
“…W-Why don’t we just hold hands instead?”
“…I-I think it’s too early for us to walk like this…”
This position was too stimulating for us. I swear I’m about to die out of happiness here.
We should take things slowly and try to get used to everything little by little.
Our relationship still had a long way to go moving forward.