I (30), Who Works for a Black Company and Died While Regretting My Gloomy Life, Started Over From High School! - chapter 7
- I (30), Who Works for a Black Company and Died While Regretting My Gloomy Life, Started Over From High School!
- chapter 7 - Haruka Shijoin, fluttering in bed
7. Haruka Shijoin, fluttering in bed
(It’s natural, but Shijoin-san’s house is big …)
I dropped Shijoin-san off at her house in the outskirts of the city, and in front of her mansion with a manga-like garden, I got a taste of the social disparity.
Wow …… a fountain in the middle, statue, and a garden with flowers in full bloom …… all of them seem to be very expensive to maintain …….
“Nihama-kun. Thank you very much for today. It’s my first time having so much fun on the way back”
“Oh, no, I didn’t do much. I just sent you home because it was too dangerous to walk alone at night.
The only thing I really did was intimidate away a jealous girl who was trying to hurt her, and take her home.
“No, I really appreciate it. That …… um, so.”
“Thank you very much … No, it’s nothing.”
“Really?.. Well then, I guess my parents will be worried by now, so I’ll be leaving.”
“Yes, be careful … and …”
So Shijoin-san straightened up her messy collar, cleared her throat, and looked at me
“That……see you tomorow”
“Oh, see you tomorow”
So the school event was over, and I went home.
(She’s a really nice girl after all. …… The more I talk to her, the more I like her.)
On my way back to my house, I was thinking only about Shijoin-san as I walked.
(But I wonder what it really is about. …… I wonder how much Shijoin-san sees me as a man.)
Shijoin-san is a real natural. She’s not aware of how attractive she is, from the opposite sex point of view
She speaks to everyone in a very friendly manner, which has led to many boys misunderstand that she has a crush on them. But the sad truth is that she is just talking to them with a pure heart like a child.
(Well, I’m sure I was just “someone who is in the library committee together”, but after talking about this and that today, I think I’ve ranked up a bit and become a “good person”.)
It would take a lot of effort and time to make the young lady recognize me as a man, and even more to make her fall in love with me.
(But let’s not be impatient yet. …… Confession is a one shot arrow, I’ll aim carefully, and make sure to hit her)
After all, she is an impregnable innocent young lady that no one has ever been able to take down.
Today, I felt like she had blushed and shown some hesitation when we parted, but that was a sign of her pure gratitude and should not be misunderstood.
(It’s only been a day since I went back in time. …… I’m not going to be so likable, am I? But I’ll try harder and harder to get her to accept my confession someday. ……!)
With my sights set on the objective, I made up my mind for tomorrow.
I, Haruka Shijoin, was at the mercy of feelings I had never experienced before.
(What is this? What is this feeling?)
I spent the next 30 minutes lying face down on the bed in my room and writhing around.
The fuzziness in my chest just keeps getting bigger and it doesn’t seem to go away..
I had always liked the fact that he was kind and cherished books.
But when he talked to me, his voice was so quiet that I thought he was a reserved person.
But today he was as intense as if he were a different person – and yet he still felt like Nihama-kun.
(I’ve got helped a few times today…….)
When Hanayama and the others cornered me, I trembled as the fear that had struck me so many times in the past had begun to strike again.
The girls who have been involved with me for a long time look at me in a horrible, repulsive way.
I was always afraid because I didn’t know the reason for it.
(So I was happy when …… Nihama-kun came.)
On days when I was entangled with people like that, I would always wonder what I had done to them and head home with a dark expression and heavy heart.
(Today it’s the complete opposite. The entire way home was fun. ……)
Not only did Nihama’s speech become more cheerful, but he also seemed to have become a better speaker, and I enjoyed talking with him all the time, which blew away all my negative feelings.
Then he told me why I was hated by people like Hanayama-san. …… More surprising than the cause, was the fact that Nihama-kun had told me I was beautiful.
(I’ve had people tell me I’m beautiful plenty of times. …… Why did I get so nervous when it was Nihama-kun who said it?)
Ever since I was little, I was often called cute and beautiful.
But it was the same as when I was praised for my clothes or accessories, which made me happy, but it didn’t make me feel any better.
(It’s kind of nice to be praised by Nihama-kun)
That’s when I loosen my checks and touch my own face. …… I can’t help but feel hot and stuffy, and I start squirming around on the bed again.
It had been going on like this since earlier.
(Ah really..! What wrong with me !?)
I pressed my red face against the bed, at the mercy of these unknown emotions.
My name is Shijouin Tokimune.
52 year old, a winner of the people in life.
I have a beautiful wife who looks as young as she is in her twenties, and a daughter who is an angel herself, and I also run a large company that is well known in japan
If I may say so myself, I’m sure I’m leading a very enviable life.
I was relaxing in my beloved home after work today, when I heard a strange rattling noise coming from my daughter’s room and tilted my head.
“Hey, Akiko. There’s a strange sound coming from Haruka’s room. ……”
“don’t worry about it, Tokimune.There are times when girls want to make their faces bright red and flutter ♪”
My wife, Akiko Shijoin, who is drinking tea after dinner with me, said happily.
“Red face? fluttering? Hahaha, don’t be silly, Akiko. It’s not like Haruka is worried about her love life……. What?”
Hey, wait, Akiko. Why are you smiling and keeping quiet?
This is the part where you’re supposed to laugh it off!
“Hmmm, she’s been a kid for so long I was wondering when she was going to …… Mom is so happy!”
“Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait! What are you talking about so happily! Haruka is in love! That’s impossible! There’s no way it’s possible! It’s too early for a high school student to fall in love. ……!”
“I’m not sure if you’re serious, but I think you’re really creepy, Tokimune.”
My smiling wife curses me and breaks my heart, but I still can’t admit it.
” Haruka is my angel…….!She’s a miracle, the embodiment of pure innocence! I will even give up my company and everything for my daughter!”
“Oh, God, you can’t be saying something like that at the shareholders’ meeting, okay?”
“Of course not! The only thing I said was, “I’ll send you overseas if you take a fancy to my daughter! That’s all I said!”
But …… Why so suddenly?
Yesterday, that natural smile was still there!
“It seems that a boy dropped Haruka off in front of our house today. …… It’s probably that boy. It was easy to understand and her face was bright red.”
” He sent her to the front of our house,………! Ugh, I want to kill that brat……!
They’re already close enough to leave school together!
Dangerous! The fiend had already approached my angel!
“Well, calm down, Tokimune. If you dote on your daughter too much, she will hate you and then stab you with the cliche line, ‘I hate you, Dad!.'”
“Mu … Guu …! No, but seriously, I’m worried.That child is a little too innocent.I hope that she wouldn’t be fooled by a bad guy.”
“Well, when you persuaded me, you said you were the president of a weak venture company, right? My father also treated you like an insect.”
“No, that’s just because I’m in love with …… you!”
“…… Come on, Tokimune. You should have said that when you were in a better mood.”
My wife, blushing and angry, is adorable.
“Well, maybe someday she’ll bring him home, and when the time comes, why don’t you take the time to see what he’s like?”
“Hmph! If that guy tries to come to my house to say hello, I’ll give him a pressure interview at the level of a ten billion dollar business deal! That kid with no guts will never come near Haruka again!”
“Oh my, the boy she chose might be more durable than you think?”
“Ha-ha-ha! Not at all! Even the most seasoned sales professionals lose their minds under pressure! As If he could endure it…..That’s right.. Is it like an elite slave soldier who has been deprived of human dignity and has been swearing every day, overcoming all unreasonableness and having his heart broken?”
Of course, there’s no high school student who could do such a thing.
But honestly, only someone with that kind of mental strength would be good enough to take care of my daughter.
“Hmph, if a man can endure my 100% serious pressure interview, I’ll not only allow him to date Haruka, I’ll even allow him to marry her! It’s as impossible as that!
I was laughing as I imagined how I was going to blow away the soul of that bad insect. Seeing me like that, my wife smiled meaningfully, saying “Hmmm ……”
And from my daughter Haruka’s room, I could still hear her thrashing around on the bed, as if she was writhing in agony.