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 27
“What do you mean…?”
After hearing unexpected words from Kasumi, Yō asked her with a difficult face.
But Kasumi shook her head and did not say anything more.
“You wouldn’t believe me if I told you. If you want to know, you’ll have to hear it directly from him.”
“Wait a minute. I can’t just nod and say, ‘I understand,’ can I? I thought you’re the main actress in this case, but am I wrong?”
When Yō asked her that, Kasumi let out a sigh.
“It’s a difficult question to answer. But yes… if you remember how you used to feel when you were with me― and also, why you used to shun everyone but me, you can find the answer.”
Hearing those words from Kasumi, Yō’s eyes widened as if he was upset.
His eyes were shaking so much that Kasumi knew that he understood everything.
(As always, you’re so perceptive that I hate it when it’s not about me…)
Kasumi felt stingy, in front of her childhood friend, who didn’t notice her feelings until she told him directly but is able to understand when it comes to other people.
“Are you sure about that…?”
“I’m certain, because he asked me. In fact, he’s the one who brought it up to me a year ago.”
When he heard those words from Kasumi, Yō realized that he had made a big mistake.
For that reason, he wanted to hold his head.
“Why do you guys make things so complicated…?”
“How can you say that?”
When Kasumi tsukkomi’d herself, Yō thought she was bringing trouble to the table and fell silent.
However, he quickly turned his gaze to Kasumi’s face.
“I’ll tell you what, no matter how much he encouraged you, you still hurt Akimi. You should be aware of how much of an *sshole you’ve been.”
When Yō warned her, Kasumi turned her head away, her lips pouting as if she was sulking.
It’s the same expression Kasumi used to have whenever she was scolded by Yō.
It was probably thanks to Yō’s compliance with her request that she started to show her old expression instead of the hateful one.
As she mentioned earlier, Kasumi seemed to be satisfied as soon as Yō agreed to her request.
He would have liked to be happy that one problem had been solved, but now a new problem had arisen, and Yō felt like sighing.
Rather, the situation seemed to have become even more complicated even without doing anything wrong.
Right now, Yō is running multiple simulations in his mind on how to solve the problem, but no matter which way he chooses, he can only see a future where he will hurt Marin.
(Really, what are we going to do about this…?)
Yo, who was already aware of the bitter future that awaits them, continued to think about how he could do it without hurting Marin the most.
“―Hazakura-kun, you’re late…”
Marin looked out at the sunset and the ocean, and let out a sad voice regarding the fact that no one was waiting for her at all.
She thought that he would come back in about ten minutes, but he had not come back even after more than thirty minutes.
Marin is a very patient person, but for some reason, her loneliness was overwhelming her right now.
Like a puppy waiting for its owner, Marin scurried around the area and looked down at the ocean with a sad look in her eyes.
(It’s not fun at all…)
Then she puffed out her cheeks in a sultry little way.
“―Sorry to keep you waiting.”
As she was looking down at the sea, she heard the voice of the person she was waiting for above her head, and she raised her head vigorously.
Then she looked up and saw that the man she was looking for was trying to look into her face, and her face almost hit him.
More importantly, his lips almost hit hers.
When she realized this, Marin’s face turned bright red and she held her mouth with both hands.
Then, she moved her feet like a child, pattering.
As expected, Yō could not remain calm when his lips almost touched his classmate’s, and he was struck by an embarrassing feeling and quickly let his gaze slip away to the setting sun.
Immediately after, he was hit by a tremendous chill from behind.
(So that’s why she’s…)
Knowing what is causing this sensation, Yō is tempted to hold his head.
To be honest, Yō was a little bit afraid that he might have been premature in accepting her request.
“Ha-Hazakura-kun, you scare people too much…!”
And this little princess― no, angel, was looking up at Yō with her cheeks puffed out in disapproval.
”It’s a lot of work on my part,” Yō thought as he opened his mouth.
“I didn’t do it on purpose.”
“Somehow, you seem to enjoy making fun of me…”
“That’s a complete accusation.”
Rather, Yō thought that Marin was trying to do something like that, but he didn’t want to say anything unnecessary because Marin seemed to be in sulking mode right now.
Instead, he said―
“So, did you like the view?”
He decided to talk about something else, something that Marin might be interested in.
However, Marin gave him an unexpected reply.
“Hmm? You didn’t like it…?”
The response was different from what he had expected, and he turned his gaze to Marin.
Then Marin turned her gaze away from Yō.
“No, the scenery was beautiful.”
“No, I’m not asking if it was beautiful or not, I’m asking if you didn’t like it?”
He thought that Marin had misrepresented something, so he asked again, daring to correct her.
Then, Marin’s cheeks puffed up a little.
Then she slowly opened her mouth.
“…I was feeling lonely before I could enjoy the scenery when I was alone…”
He was slightly perturbed by Marin’s sulky look and words as she turned her head away from him.
Marin only smiles for everyone, but also shows her frustration to Yō.
But he didn’t expect her to show such a gap between the two of them, and it unexpectedly made Yō’s heart beat faster.
―At the same time, he felt a cold sensation once more.
Translator Comments: Of course, when a question has been answered, a new one appears. You can’t progress a story without that (I’m quoting an NU review). Please don’t be dumb and they are necessary for a story. If it weren’t like that, this novel would’ve been finished already or would soon end smh.