I (30), Who Works for a Black Company and Died While Regretting My Gloomy Life, Started Over From High School! - chapter 36
- I (30), Who Works for a Black Company and Died While Regretting My Gloomy Life, Started Over From High School!
- chapter 36 - A VIP car came to pick me up.
A VIP car came to pick me up.
Shijouin’s family’s residence is located somewhere in the suburbs, and it was quite a distance to walk when I sent Shijouin-san home before.
This time she said, “Niihama-kun is a guest, so of course we will come to pick you up!” And as a result, I’m heading towards the meeting place…
(However, just meeting up with Shijouin-san on a holiday alone is unrealistic, but the place I’m going to is the Shijouin family’s mansion… The situation became even more unbelievable…)
The more I get to know Shijouin-san in this life, the more I realize how innocent she is. Normally, no matter how much you owe someone, I wouldn’t ever have thought of bringing a male classmate, who wasn’t even my boyfriend, into my house .
(Damn, I’m so f**king nervous… Although I have a 30-year-old’s mental strength, my emotional strength is more in line with my physical age of 16. My heart is pounding crazily!)
The girl I longed for told me, “I would like to invite you to my house as a thank you for the study session!” The joy of being invited to the house of the girl of my dreams makes me want to dance, but at the same time, I’m extremely nervous about setting foot on the threshold of the famous Shijouin family.
(No, no, Shijouin-san invited me here to entertain me as her guest, so let’s stop thinking about other things and just enjoy this day.)
Thinking about this, I continued walking and soon arrived at my destination.
It’s still fifteen minutes before the appointment, this behavior is still ingrained in me from my company slave days, so Shijouin-san probably hasn’t arrived yet, but–
“Good morning, Niihama-kun!”
When I turned to look for the source of the voice, I saw the unfamiliar figure of a familiar girl.
(Wha…? A white one-piece dress and a straw hat…)
The combination of the outfit with frills on the chest part of her clothes and a hat magnified her innocence and beauty, giving her a “lady-like” atmosphere.
Her long black hair was fluttering smoothly in the breeze.
The purity and innocence of her beauty were so stunning that my heart was instantly captivated.
‘Hmm, isn’t it still a little early, there’s about fifteen more minutes before the meeting time, right? But, thanks for coming today at my request!”
Shijouin-san gave me her usual innocent smile, while I was quietly being moved by the fresh experience of meeting Shijouin-san in her casual clothes on our day off.
Ah, this alone made up my whole day.
To be able to exchange words with Shijouin-san on our day off, whom I shouldn’t be able to meet unless it’s a school day, is a blessing.
“I also want to thank you for inviting me to your house and treating me to a meal. Oh, that and…”
Shijouin-san mysteriously stares at me as I stutter and scratch my cheek.
Kanoko told me, “You must absolutely compliment her! You can’t make an excuse that you can’t tell her because it’s embarrassing! You have to do your best and say it!”
“Well, Shijouin-san’s… clothes fit her very well… It looks very neat… and beautiful…”
With a blushing face, I told her my honest feelings.
Yes! I did it! It’s embarrassing, but I managed to say it…
“Fufu…, I’m glad to hear you say that. Choosing my clothes carefully was worth the effort.”
Shijouin-san smiles gently with her hands on her chest.
Good job, me! My sister’s “praise the clothes” strategy seems to be super effective against the very innocent Shijouin-san.
“I’d like to keep chatting with you here… But, I think it’s about time we started heading to my house. I’ll even give you a ride, please get in!”
“Eh… get in? …Wow, Rolls Royce…!”
At the place where Shijouin-san pointed, there was a parked luxury car which only a few people could name.
It’s common for rich people like Shijouin-san to ride this kind of car, But I never dreamed of a day when I, a former company slave, would be able to ride such a VIP car.
“Then, if you’ll excuse me.”
Although I’m scared to walk into the interior of a celebrity car that I’ve only seen in movies, and felt so out of place, I decided to have fun and not be nervous.
I wonder if it’s really ok for me to set foot in this car…
“Nice to meet you, Niihama-sama. My name is Natsuzaki, the driver.”
“Oh, nice to meet you. I’m the Makoto Stock Association… I’m not!”
I was greeted by a sturdy driver in his forties, and my company slave’s reflexes made me rummage through my pockets for a business card that didn’t even exist.
Aahh, what am I doing…?
“I’m sorry. I was a little nervous and said something funny. My name is Niihama Shinichiro and I am a classmate of… Shijouin-san. I’m looking forward to working with you today.”
“Yes, thank you. Well, I was surprised when madam secretly told me that young lady Haruka’s “friend” was probably a boy. …… You are as polite as a working man.”
“No, no, you greeted me so it’s only natural to return the greetings… Hmmm? ‘Probably a boy’, ‘secretly told’…”
“Hahaha! Please forget about that part.”
Eh, no, wait a minute.
Somehow my crisis detector as a company slave is trying to tell me that I shouldn’t go…
“Then, let’s go! Natsukizaki-san, please!”
“Yes, young miss.”
Before I could ask the driver the questions that arose in my mind, Shijouin-san’s voice made the engines roar towards the Shijouin residence.
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