Spending A Lovey-Dovey College Life With A Spoiled Childhood Friend - Chapter 13 About My Childhood Friend who Apologized to a Senior
- Spending A Lovey-Dovey College Life With A Spoiled Childhood Friend
- Chapter 13 About My Childhood Friend who Apologized to a Senior
AN: This is a story about Ryuji-kun trying to persuade Miyu, who is curled up in her room.
Miyu is curled up in the corner of the room.
“I’ve done it! That guy, he was just being nice to me, and I said those horrible things to him…!”
The tears in her voice conveyed a sorrowful cry. I remembered when we were in high school, she used to curl up like this when she said terrible things.
I sat down in a gym position* next to Miyu and gently stroked her hair in a different, comforting way. [TLN: 体育座り – Sitting on the floor grasping one’s knees. Source: click here]
“To that Senpai. Iwasaki-senpai, I already apologized to him, and I said I’m sorry.”
“It’s not your fault Ryu-kun. I’m the one who said something terrible…”
“But, I know about Miyu’s situation, and I don’t want you to be misunderstood.”
I told her, gently.
“…I’m so sorry, for always following up for me…”
Miyu said with a depressed voice.
“You just have to heal little by little.”
It’s not something that can be fixed right away, after all.
“…So, what did he say to you?”
“He said he was partly at fault too because he saw a pretty girl. But, he’s kinda depressed too.”
“Right… I don’t know what I should do…”
She blankly gazed at the wall, with tears wetting her cheeks, and chuckled.
“That’s it. Let’s apologize to Iwasaki-senpai at once.”
I honestly thought that’s the only way.
“But will he forgive me for what I did…?”
“I don’t know if he’ll forgive you. But you still need to apologize.”
Until now, she hadn’t even had the chance to apologize in the first place, but fortunately, that senior would at least give her a chance to apologize.
“And it’s not like you can’t apologize, right Miyu?”
It’s just that words that are said in spur of moments can’t be retracted anymore.
“Yeah, thank you. I’ll apologize to Senpai.”
The next day. I caught up with Iwasaki-senpai and told him that Miyu wanted to talk to him. And then…
“I’m really sorry about yesterday! I don’t know if you can forgive me, but I’m so sorry…”
Miyu deeply bowed her head and apologized.
“It’s all right. I’ve heard about your situation from that guy, and I was hoping for something because you’re pretty, so I’m sorry.”
“I don’t think so. I think it’s normal to expect something like that, putting aside the fact that I’m pretty.”
“I’m glad you said that. You were a bit harsh.”
Iwasaki-senpai bitterly smiled.
“Will you forgive me?”
“I’m not mad at you. I’m just upset about something else, but it’s my problem, so don’t worry about it.”
“Uhm… Is it okay if you can teach me when we meet?”
“I’m more than happy to do that. I’d like to teach you. Oh, we can do it online too.”
Then he handed Miyu a piece of paper with his email address written on it and left.
“Good for you. Miyu.”
I tap her on the shoulder. [TLN: you should’ve given her a head pat hmph :<]
“I don’t know if it was good. After all, I hurt him.”
“You were able to apologize and he forgave you.”
“Yes, I did. But, I guess I could have tried a little harder.”
She still didn’t look well, but her worries seemed to have cleared up a bit.
“You know, I just realized something.”
“There’s nothing wrong with a pretty girl or a cool guy.”
“Yeah, I guess so. like Yasui-kun, right? But, I don’t like that type of guy.”
I don’t know about those who only think about getting close to the opposite sex, but I’m sure everyone thinks about getting close to a cute girl or a cool guy, if they can.
I’m sure everyone thinks about it.
“I realized I’d forgotten something as simple as that.”
“Circumstances are circumstances, you know. Well, if you’ve realized that, then you’ve made a lot of progress, haven’t you?”
Considering how come she has a venomous tongue, if she can realize that, she can change.
“Yes, you’re right. I’ll try a little harder.”
Her eyes were alive again, and she looked like she was ready to do it.
“That’s the spirit.”
I was relieved to see that she was finally feeling better, and It’s better to see that Miyu is cheerful and energetic.
“You know what?”
But then she started to blush suddenly, as if she was embarrassed about something. What’s going on?, I thought.
“You’ve helped me a lot of things, Ryu-kun. Is it because we’re childhood friends? Or is it because…”
The question was one I had been trying not to think about, so I was at a loss for an answer.
“Ahh… well, you know… how should I say this…”
I sorted out my thoughts in my mind.
“First of all, I wouldn’t go this far just because we are childhood friends. I can assure you of that.”
This is definitely what I thought. I’m staying by her side just because she’s my childhood friend.
“Besides, Miyu is pretty, and I’m glad she cooks for me, and her hair is fluffy…”
I can’t help but feel embarrassed about what I said.
“Anyway! It’s not that I want to be your boyfriend or your lover. I just think you’re pretty and I’m conscious of you as a woman.”
“I-I see, I thought you didn’t care if I was cute or not, Ryu…”
“I’m not that saintly. I just think it would be helpful for me if you let me sort out some… stuff first.”
I thought I was being a bit of a jerk when I said that. But–
“Yes, well then, I’ll be waiting for you.”
Miyu said with a big smile on her face.
“I’m sorry, for being such a wuss.” [TLN: I chose this word cause he really is a wuss.]
Miyu is waiting for me like this.
“No. Ryu-kun is Ryu-kun, and besides…”
I felt a cold touch on my cheek. I looked over and saw that Miyu’s face was a little red. [EDN: That’s gotta be a kiss on the cheek, right? Ugh, riajuus should just explode!] [TLN: A KISS???]
“This much is okay, right?”
Miyu devilishly smiled at me. I realized later that this would lead to a change in the relationship between me and Miyu.