I Went Out With a Losing Heroine, But Before I knew It, My Childhood Friend, Who's Supposed to be The Winning Heroine Thought We Were Dating, Got Angry and Went Into an Argument - Chapter 25
- I Went Out With a Losing Heroine, But Before I knew It, My Childhood Friend, Who's Supposed to be The Winning Heroine Thought We Were Dating, Got Angry and Went Into an Argument
- Chapter 25 - "Soft Ice Cream and Indirect Kisses"
“―Fufu, It’s so sweet and delicious.”
Marin was happily licking the soft-serve ice cream she had bought instead of gelato next to Yō.
Yō, who was also enjoying the soft-serve ice cream himself, thought that the way Marin licks it makes her look like a cat.
The two of them were currently eating their desserts while watching the beautiful sunset over the ocean.
This was the view that Yō wanted to show Marin this time, and she was in a good mood because she could see the beautiful scenery.
“Is it good?”
As Yō licked the soft-serve ice cream while looking at the sunset and the sea, Marin asked with a cute smile on her face.
“What, do you prefer Muscat?”
He thought it was just a casual conversation, but thinking that she wanted it, he offered her the soft ice cream he was eating.
She looked up at him, embarrassed by his unexpected response.
“Is it, fine for me to eat…?”
After a brief moment of hesitation, Marin licked the soft-serve ice cream that Yō offered.
Then she put it in her mouth, but to be honest, Marin was too embarrassed to taste it.
(We just casually did an indirect kiss…)
Marin thought that she had done something wrong, and her whole body started to heat up.
She then looked up at Yō’s face, but for some reason, Yō did not seem to be concerned at all.
In response, something burns inside Marin.
Marin realized that she was not being treated as a member of the opposite sex― in other words, she was being treated like a child, so she decided to fight back.
“This white peach flavored ice cream is also delicious, too. Would you like some?”
As she said this, Marin stretched out her arm and put her soft serve ice cream close to Yō’s mouth.
But Yō rejected it, shaking her head.
“No, I had enough for now.”
When the counterattack failed, Marin puffed up her cheeks and sulked.
As for Yō, he could not understand why Marin suddenly began to sulk, and tilted his head to open his mouth.
“Why are you sulking?”
“Nothing… It’s just that you’re such a tease, Hazakura-kun.”
“I’m sorry, I really don’t understand what you mean?”
When Yō asked Marin why she was sulking, she didn’t answer― or rather, she didn’t know why she was feeling such negative emotions.
So she couldn’t explain and started licking the soft-serve ice cream again to cover it up.
When Marin told him what she thought of the soft-serve ice cream, Yō had decided that she wasn’t going to answer his question, so he also started licking the ice cream.
And as he licked it, he noticed that Marin was staring at him with red cheeks for some reason.
(Well, her cheeks are red because of this sunset, right?)
While thinking about this, Yō opened his mouth.
“Do you want more?”
“Why are you even sulking…?”
Yō asked her if she wanted to eat more muscat flavor, but Marin puffed out her cheeks in disapproval again, and Yō was troubled inside.
Then, unsure of how to respond, he licked the soft-serve ice cream again.
As he did so, Marin, who was standing next to him, was clearly in a bad mood, which caused Yō to think about what was wrong with his response.
He was already looking at Marin as an object to be spoiled, so unlike before, he didn’t care that much― but indirect kissing between a man and a woman who haven’t even started dating is something that has great significance for adolescent boys and girls.
And the exchange gave Yō a tremendous chill again.
“Well, Akimi, why don’t you stay here for a bit and watch the sunset and the ocean?”
After finishing his soft ice cream, Yō lifted his bag and told Marin.
Marin, who had assumed that Yō would always be by her side, looked up anxiously at Yō’s face when she suddenly felt as if she were about to be separated from her.
Yō gulped at the expression of a puppy that does not want to be abandoned.
“Where are you going…?”
“I have some business to attend to. I’ll be back in a bit.”
“Is following you not allowed…?”
“That’s right, I’ll be in a bit of trouble.”
When the request was refused, Marin stared at Yō’s face sadly.
This made Yō feel guilty, but it was quite inconvenient to have Marin around for the errands that were to follow.
Rather, it might offend her.
It would defeat the purpose of coming here to refresh her, so he couldn’t just take her with him.
“If you need anything, just ring this. I’ll be back as soon as I can.”
Worried about Marin, Yō gave her something that he had planned to give her when they went to the mountains.
She looked at the gift and wondered what she had gotten, but when she realized what it was, her mood deteriorated several degrees.
Then she smiled and stared at Yō’s face.
Unsure of what had gone wrong, Yō broke out in a cold sweat at the unspeakable pressure.
“No, I didn’t expect to receive something like this. Yes, how dare you treat me like a child?”
Marin then held up the present she had just received from Yō― a security buzzer and tilted her head with a smiling face.
Apparently, the fact that she was given a security buzzer made her think that she was being treated like a child again.
In response, Yō finally understood what Marin was upset about and let out an exasperated sigh.
“Look, I know you don’t like to be treated like a child, but you need to take the proper precautions. Besides, nowadays, even grown women carry around security buzzers.”
“Yes, that’s right. In fact, nowadays, it’s used more by adult women.”
“Hee~, I see… That’s right, an adult woman that uses it… Fufu, thank you.”
Marin’s mood instantly improves when she hears the words that adult women use it more.
She then squeezed them in front of her ample chests as if they were important.
Of course, Yō didn’t know if adult women actually used it often, or if they carried it around with them in the first place.
However, he thought it was possible and told her so on the spur of the moment.
And now that Marin was in a good mood, there was no need to say anything else.
That’s why Yō left the scene before he stepped on Marin’s landmine again.
(That person, I don’t know if she’s a jerk or a pain in the *ss…)
That’s what was in his mind.