I, a Lonely Otaku Was Surrounded by Some of the Most Beautiful Girls on Campus and Was Called Riajuu Before I Knew It - Episode 102
“I said hey!”
“Hey… look at me.”
“…Hey, just how long are you going to sulk?”
Whenever I call out or move to be in Momoi’s view, she turns her face away and sulks immediately, while I make a dismayed noise.
No, I guess that’s just how it is, right?
It’s my fault that Momoi is sulking.
But I don’t like it when she sulks in such a childish way…
Well, the reason why Momoi is sulking so much is because I told her that the food she made wasn’t good.
It’s true that Momoi’s cooking skill has improved a lot compared to the first hideous and poisonous looking dish she made before.
Because it’s now edible.
But I didn’t want to spoil it.
Because If I didn’t give her my honest opinion, she wouldn’t become a good cook.
And then what happened when I told her that it doesn’t taste good because it wasn’t good at all?
Well, this is what I got…
She’s just like an elementary schooler, isn’t she?
I think Sakura is a little more mature than that.
…No, she’s mostly a child too, but still… I don’t think she’s as childish as Momoi is right now.
Since when did I become a mother raising a child…?
As Momoi’s childishness caused me to deviate from my original plan, I held my head and lamented.
As I was holding my head in my hands, Momoi approached me.
“What did you think when you saw Umi-kun like that…?”
When I looked at Momoi’s face, I saw that she was looking at me with a ghastly expression.
I hadn’t seen Momoi’s face properly in the past few days.
This girl always talks while subtly turning her face away from me.
But the fact that she’s staring into my eyes now, I think it’s because she really wants to listen.
Well, I guess that’s true.
Because it’s about Kaito.
“To be honest, I’m also surprised.”
There was no point in lying here, so I told Momoi what I honestly thought.
“Of course you’d say that… Because that’s not Umi-kun…”
When Momoi heard my answer, she muttered the same words that had angered Alice at the time.
I’m sure she doesn’t realize that she is denying Kaito with those words.
Momoi now is like a fan who can’t accept the reality when she hears that the idol she’s been following is getting married.
To be honest, I can understand why she would want to deny it when the person she loves behaves in a way that is not ideal.
But that doesn’t mean you should turn a blind eye to reality.
“Hey, come on, you know what?”
When I spoke to Momoi in an angry voice, she looked at me in confusion.
I decided to give her a lecture.
“How long will you be stuck in your ideals? The one who was violent at that time was Kaito. It was no one else.””
“No! Kaito wouldn’t do something like that!”
“No, that was Kaito!”
“No, it’s not him!”
Momoi denied my words, shaking her face like a child who doesn’t like to be told what to do.
She really is just like a child.
It’s as if she’s a child who has grown up.
I don’t know how she was able to act so cool-headed at school.
But just because she has a childlike personality doesn’t mean it’s okay to turn a blind eye to reality.
“Haa~… Sorry, Momoi.”
I said this before―
I slapped Momoi on the cheek.
“You can’t get Kaito or Sakura back as long as you keep ignoring reality. Why don’t you think about what you’re doing?”
I knew that resorting to violence was not a good idea, but I still felt that Momoi would not wake up unless she was hit.
After I slapped her on the cheek, she turned her head and didn’t say anything.
I don’t know what she’s thinking right now.
But I wasn’t going to talk about it any more right now.
For now, I would give her time to think properly.
If she was still being naive, I would stay with her until she was finally awake to face reality.
I decided to do so, quickly finished the dishes, and went back to my room, leaving Momoi in the living room―.
Translator’s Afterword: I may be a fan of Sakihime but I do think it’s a bit too much of her doing this. But we still don’t fully understand her background and this might be due to stress building up on her. As we see from her very different attitude in school and at home (especially towards Kaito). I’m still willing to wait for her to see any change in character.
Anyways, as a change of topic, I hope you guys read this new Light Novel series I picked up, “How Could You Like Another Girl When You Already Have A Cute Fiancée Like Me?”. The novel cover looks like Fischl from Genshin Impact and I do think that chapter 1 is good. Be warned that this is a love triangle series (but compared to this series it’s not that bad I guess lol).
Also, this new step-sister novel that got released last month too along with cute fiancee, “She Was Actually My Stepsister. ~Recently, The Sense Of Distance Between Me And My New Stepbrother Is Incredibly Close~”.
I hope you guys give them a read too, thanks!