For Some Reason, A Gal In My Class Became Friends With My Step-sister. - V1 Ch-2 part 6【New Daily Life】
- For Some Reason, A Gal In My Class Became Friends With My Step-sister.
- V1 Ch-2 part 6【New Daily Life】 - ◆Part６【Rain and Sunshine】
◆６【Rain and Sunshine】
On a certain day, I had a normal school day and planned to go home before any of my classmates as usual.
But after school, an incident occurred.
As I looked over the main gate from the elevator, I saw a scene that was like a curtain due to the strong rain.
The rain was suddenly pouring hard and unexpectedly.
Apparently, my classmates who were planning to go home decided to stay in the school for a while, thinking that if they waited, it would eventually stop.
I didn’t have time to wait idly.
I had to go home and take an umbrella to the nearest station for Tsumugi.
After that, I had to boil a bath for Tsumugi so that she wouldn’t catch a cold… Thinking about this, I was wobbling my legs so that I wouldn’t have to worry about cycling at full speed.
I was tapped on the shoulder.
I turned around, startled by the sudden impact, and saw Takarai.
No wonder I smelled something fresh and different from the dampness of the rain.
“I left it in the locker of the lowered box, just in case something like this happened.”
She offers me a folded umbrella. I guess she’s telling me to mind my own business and use it.
“I’ll let you use it if you let me ride on the back of your bike.”
Wrong. Apparently, Takarai wants to use me as a means of transportation. Well, it’s closer to the station if you go through my house.
“How about your friends?”
I thought Takarai was going to wait for the rain to stop before going home with her good friends, Ousaki and the others.
“Rumi and the others invited me, but I turned them down because I was going home today.”
“Do you have something important to do?”
“Hmm? This is that ‘something’ though?”
Takarai tilted her head curiously.
I felt my body temperature suddenly rise, even though it should be colder than usual because of the rain.
“You… making jokes like that again.”
“I’m really serious.”
“…You’re pretending to be a ‘girlfriend’ for the sake of Tsumugi, but what if I take your mere good intentions seriously? What if a shady little guy gets serious? That would be super annoying.”
It’s not like the many people who have confessed to Takarai, who are positive in a way, telling her that they love her even if they’re ready to break her heart.
“It’s fine. Then take me seriously.”
Takarai stepped in front of me and quickly opened her umbrella.
I could see a bright pink flower blooming amidst the chaos of the rain.
“I sometimes wish I could be swept away by Nagumo-kun’s annoying ways.”
Takarai waved her umbrella from side to side as if to say, “Come on.”
That’s what this is. Her dilettante side is showing it’s face again, huh.
Takarai had already said no to her friends, and she could not go back to the classroom now.
So I can’t say no anymore.
I’d better leave quickly before Takarai’s followers witness me.
I’m sure Takarai’s umbrella will hide me from them.
I pulled my bike out of the parking lot after being placed under Takarai’s umbrella.
As I tried to get her to get on the back of the bike, Takarai tilted her head.
“Why is there a cushion?”
“I give Tsumugi a lift every morning. To the station, that is.”
“Eh~. How good of you~. As expected of a siscon.”
“I don’t really feel like I’m being praised…”
“I think I’ll ask you to take me to school next time.”
“Takarai-san takes the train. And it’s from the opposite direction of our house.”
“If I start going to school from Nagumo-kun’s house, it won’t be a problem, though?”
“I’m worried about Takarai-san deciding that it won’t be a problem.”
This person, she’s not going to end up living in the Nagumo house, is she?
I’m sure Tsumugi will be happy to hear that… but for me, there’s nothing but pressure.
I’m not mentally strong enough to endure living with a beautiful girl.
“I’ll take the umbrella, and Nagumo-kun can just cycle.”
Takarai straddled the back of the bike in a disconcerting manner.
Thanks to Takarai’s offer of an umbrella, the damage from the rain was minimal.
However, the rain was pounding down on us as we sped along, and my slacks were very wet, but I wouldn’t get sick from this.
My dad is away at work, and if I were to catch a cold, the Nagumo family wouldn’t be able to survive.
In the end, it didn’t stop raining while we were riding, but we made it home safely.
As soon as I got off my bike at the covered parking space, I heard a sneeze.
“Oh, I’m sorry.”
It was Takarai.
“I got wetter than I thought.”
Takarai was wet to an unusual degree. Even her shirt, which should have been protected by a cardigan, was soaked.
“Hey, you didn’t pull the umbrella towards me, did you?”
The umbrella was originally a small folding umbrella. It’s a small umbrella, not designed to cover two people.
I thought that Takarai, the owner of the umbrella, was using it on her own side…
“Well, I guess I got the balance wrong.”
She smiled as if it was nothing, but she was wet to the point of having rain drops dripping from the ends of her hair. The cold made her white skin look even more translucent than usual. I’m not so out of touch with humanity that I can remain calm in front of Takarai.
“I’m going to boil a bath, why don’t you come in?”
“Eh, no thanks. I’ll feel bad.”
“Why are you being so reserved, that’s not how Takarai-san usually is.”
Normally, she is much more willing to step in when I don’t ask her to.
Could it be that she’s finally caught a cold and is feeling vulnerable?
As I think about it, I realize that I’m not that trustworthy.
“Oh, I’m not thinking of anything doing something inappropriate to you. I just thought it would be bad if you caught a cold, so I asked you out… I didn’t have any other intentions…”
Although we have a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship in front of Tsumugi, in reality we are just classmates.
There’s no way you can just accept that a guy like that is going to offer you a bath.
Takarai must have known that Tsumugi would be away and that we would be alone in the house, so she must have been on her guard.
“No, it’s not that I don’t suspect Nagumo-kun.”
Under the modest roof of the bicycle parking space, Takarai, holding the handle of an umbrella over her shoulder, gazes in the direction of the day after tomorrow and the day after that, making a thoughtful gesture.
“Thanks to Takarai-san, I don’t have a problem with Tsumugi anymore, so let me at least repay you back like this.”
Takarai’s fever would really kick in if she continued to argue.
I was more aggressive than ever and dragged Takarai into the house with me.