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 6
- 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 6 - "An Invitation and a Ton of Questions"
“What if I said yes?”
Yō asked back with an affirmative while having a testing look.
Then Marin nodded with a smile.
The smile was somewhat lacking in power, and she could tell that Marin was feeling a bit overwhelmed.
It is true that Marin had been able to forget about Haruki from the moment she saw this scenery until now.
But then, she started remembering again.
She was hoping that Yō’s words would make it so that she wouldn’t have to think about Haruki anymore.
However, she was disappointed in her heart when she found out that it was only meant to be effective for a short time.
In response to Marin, Yō silently showed her the screen of his phone.
“Ah… It’s beautiful…”
Marin once again had a woozy look on her face when she saw the image that Yō showed her.
What can be seen on the screen was a video of a beach illuminated by the setting sun, with background music that gave a sense of loneliness along with a beautiful voice narration.
The beautiful, pristine beach in the foreground was not illuminated, and in the distance, the setting sun was painting only parts of the sky and clouds into orange.
Also, except for the area around the setting sun, the entire area was in shadow, but on the contrary, this contradictory scene created a mysterious fragility.
Marin felt somewhat sad when she saw this fragile scene, but she wanted to keep looking at it.
“Isn’t it beautiful?
“Yes… Looking at it was kind of soothing…”
While answering Yō’s question, Marin searched for the channel name, hoping to review it again later.
But there was no channel name to be found, as the entire screen was displaying the video.
“Could you please tell me the name of this channel?”
Therefore, Marin asks Yō about it.
However, Yō only shook his head.
“This is just a video. I’ve tried to make it look as good as possible, but it’s nothing compared to what you see in person.”
He said it as if he had seen it in person, and Marin almost reacted, but swallowed the words in the back of her throat as Yō’s words seemed to go on.
“So why don’t we go see it live? I don’t recommend it because if you watch the video first, the impact will be diminished when you see the real thing.”
Hearing these words, Marin’s gaze began to wander restlessly.
“Are you by any chance inviting me to…?”
“Didn’t it sound like it?”
It was the first time she had ever been asked a question like that.
At the same time, she judged that Yō had no ulterior motive, since he had asked her out in a way that seemed so natural.
“By doing so, can I forget about Haru-kun…?”
“That’s not going to happen right away. However, I’m sure I can show you many wonderful sights that you don’t know about. Before you know it, you’ll have forgotten all about Kinoshita.”
It was a questionable response, but the look in his eyes made it seem like he was certain.
In fact, for a little while, Marin was able to forget about Haruki as she gazed at the beautifully lit building.
That’s why Marin decides to take this crazy offer.
“I understand… Well then, I’ll go out with you.”
“You’re surprisingly quick to make a decision.”
“It’s no use worrying about it… I’m more interested in the beautiful scenery that I don’t know…”
Although she acts like an adult, Marin is still a girl.
Just as she was dazzled by the collection of light, and was intrigued by the beauty of it.
“I’m glad to hear that. Basically, I only go to see such things during weekends, is that a problem?”
“Saturday and Sunday…! N-no way, I’m going to sleep over…!?”
Marin pulled away from Yō and hugged herself with both arms as she stared at Yō’s face.
The expression she had on her face showed that she was very wary, and Yō let out a sigh of exasperation.
“You’re surprisingly stupid.”
When she was called an idiot, Marin stared at Yō’s face as if she was even more unconvinced.
She was not glaring at him, but he could tell that she had something to say.
“It’s not like I don’t have enough common sense to take someone I’m not in a relationship with on an overnight trip.”
“Yeah, you’re right, I was way too quick to decide…”
“If we’re going to go, we’ll be accompanied by a guardian.”
(Isn’t that a problem…?)
Marin managed to swallow the question.
She had a vague feeling that Yō’s common sense was off somehow.
Marin felt a little uneasy, wondering if it was safe to follow this person.
“Well, since we don’t have that much money, the range and number of trips we can take are limited.”
Although Marin’s family is relatively wealthy, they do not receive enough money to afford weekly trips.
There is no doubt that Yō, who is also a student, would be on the same page.
That’s what Marin thought, but―.
“Don’t worry, I’ll take care of the transportation and food expenses.”
Marin rolled her eyes at Yō’s unbelievable words.
Marin’s suspicions were raised again when Yō said such unbelievable words.
She wondered how he was getting the money, and why he wanted to take her along even if she had to pay for her travel and food.
And she was also wondering what he was going to do to her when he took her there.
“What is it?”
Yō, who was being stared at by Marin, looked at Marin’s face in a slightly unhappy manner.
Marin’s response to this was―
“Hazakura-kun, are you a lolicon?”
―She had so many questions running through her head that she couldn’t help but ask an absurd question.