I Was Hired As A Tutor By A Cute Little Devilish Junior - Chapter 62 Pocky Day
There were many days in the world that were treated as special days.
If we chose only the famous ones, it would be quite limited, but depending on how one looked at it, it would not be surprising if all 365 days of the year have some meaning attached to them by someone.
One of the most well-known days is called Pocky Day.
November 11. I have never looked into the deeper meaning of the day, but a common interpretation was that the numbers were supposed to look like a row of pocky.
The premise was that it didn’t matter who started the idea of such a “Pocky Day,” but it was common to hear that companies started it for publicity.
As far as I was concerned, I think it was okay to be carried away by a ruse once in a while, as long as it was enjoyable for the people involved.
“Senpai, do you know what today is?”
One day at snack time. As usual, I was at Shiina’s house watching her study, when she suddenly asked me such a question.
I felt like I had been asked the same question just the other day, but like last time, I had already researched what day it was.
Well, it is obviously something famous that everyone knows…
“Well, I’d answer you, but it’s not something you should be asking me while holding a pocky in one hand. Right?”
“Ah, you knew?”
She held a distinctive red box in one hand and smiled happily.
Yes, today was November 11, Pocky Day. Such a slightly special day.
Or, if you prefer, when I accompanied her on her rare stop at a convenience store on her way home, she bought them right in front of me without any intention of hiding them.
“If you know, it’s a quick story, isn’t it? Then let’s get on with it.”
“If it’s a game of pocky, forget it.”
Shiina tried to stand up vigorously but collapsed to her knees with a gulp. I wondered if it was joint pain, I was honestly worried.
“How could Senpai pass up this once-a-year opportunity!”
“What opportunity? Eat it normally. Don’t play with food.”
“Boo boo, it’s a little annoying when you are right…”
“In the first place, that’s something couples do. It was not something that just a man and a woman, senpai and kouhai, etc. do.”
When I reproached her for that, she suddenly became grumpy at those words, and Shiina stopped talking.
“W-What is it?”
“To Senpai, I’m just a kouhai, aren’t I?”
“No, that’s not it.”
“You told me before that I was special and important to you, but that was a lie. I am disillusioned.”
Shiina turned away in a huff.
Indeed, I had told Shiina something like that some time ago.
I became a little weak when she quoted that to me.
I meant that Shiina was an important student of mine as a tutor at that time.
Even though it was just a figure of speech, I may have been a little uncaring.
“I’m sorry, I misspoke. What I said then was not a lie. Believe me.”
“I see. Then show me the appropriate sincerity and attitude.”
“…Specifically what do you…?”
“Don’t you see? Here’s the thing.”
Shiina then suddenly put a pocky in her mouth.
She lifted it out to me with her eyes closed.
“H-Hey. That’s not fair.”
“Can’t you do it? I knew it was a lie…”
“Oh, god. All right, I’ll do it. Just for a little bit.”
Shiina smiled happily while holding a pocky in her mouth.
I took a deep breath and slowly brought my face closer to hers.
Shiina’s face was right in front of me. Her beautiful eyebrows and plump lips were drawing my attention.
I broke off this evil thought and boldly put the other end of the pocky in my mouth.
At that moment, Shiina reacted with a small twitch.
I had no idea what the pocky tasted like.
While I was distracted by that, Shiina took a bite or two and the end of the pocky was disappearing.
I took a bite, too, and Shiina took a bite in response.
Every time Shiina’s face came closer to mine, I couldn’t think straight.
Finally, the pocky disappeared from sight, and the distance was such that the tips of our noses touched.
I involuntarily closed my eyes. I might have stopped breathing.
Both our mouth stopped. Perhaps if one of us took one more bite, there would be no more Pocky.
I was at my limit, and the only sensation I had left was the slight vibration of my lips.
For a moment, the vibration of the pocky got bigger, and I felt that Shiina’s face was getting closer, which I have felt many times before.
And the sensation on my lips—
It was such a dumb sound effect.
I reflexively opened my eyes. What appeared in my blurry vision was Shiina with a broken Pocky in her mouth and her face bright red.
“I’ll let you off for today.”
It seemed it was Shiina who could hold it.
Normally, Shiina was so pushy, but her embarrassment gets the better of her at the critical moment, which was a cute thing about her.
To be honest, I was hoping for a situation like this once in a while…My girlfriend was someone who was mostly all talk, and no action. But that itself isn’t bad either.
“Ah, so that means I win.”
“T-That was a tie! We just had an interruption.”
“In that case, I’d like to resume right now.”
Rarely do I crowd Shiina, and she has nothing to say back.
The game was basically rigged from the start, yet I won. I never thought it would feel so good.
“Okay, then, Shiina gets an extra assignment as a punishment.”
“Outrageous! Demon tutor!”
“Ha ha ha. Say whatever you want, whatever you want.”
“You’re a demon, you’re a pervert, you’re a kisser demon!”
“Wait, stop it!”
Shiina hurled off a large list of “insults” and as expected, I stopped her. It had been a long time since I had done this sort of thing.
It was not bad to be immersed in this kind of feeling once in a while.
While complaining about it, I praised Shiina for finishing the assignment, which had increased in quantity, and then I fixed her good mood.
It was now completely dark outside the window, and I had to go home soon or Kanade would worry about me.
“Well, I’ll see you tomorrow.”
“Yes. See you tomorrow, Senpai.”
As she saw me off at the door, I opened the door…I thought for a moment and closed it again.
“Did you forget something?”
“Well…something like that.”
I turned back to Shiina, who looked at me curiously, and stood right in front of her.
I brought my face close to hers, which was closer to her eye level than usual due to the difference in the steps of the entranceway, and took her lips in my own.
Shiina looked surprised and stiffened, but after a while she let herself go.
We parted our lips once to catch our breath, but when she turned round to look at me, I put my lips on hers again.
I wished this happy time would last forever, but I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to hold back any longer, so I slowly pulled my face away from hers.
“Well, that. We didn’t have to play the pocky game, but you could at least kiss me like this.”
“No, honestly, I just couldn’t resist the feeling. Sorry.”
“No, I wanted…to do that too.”
Even though it had been a while since we started dating, we were both still not very good at getting into these kinds of moods.
Afterwards, I went home right away and hid under my bed sheets, too embarrassed to remember what had happened, and tormented by the shame of it all.
(EDN: Char never credits me, so hello, I’m samheart564. This was an interesting ride to say the least, but it’s finally over! Please look forward to our next series.)
[TLN: KEKW, sorry sam. But you are listed with me. Oh and yeah, this is the last chapter of the series. It is officially over.]