Spending A Lovey-Dovey College Life With A Spoiled Childhood Friend - Chapter 27
- Spending A Lovey-Dovey College Life With A Spoiled Childhood Friend
- Chapter 27 - Hospitalisation and lonelines
“I’m really sorry!”
Shun-san said so while he deeply bowed. In the middle of the night when I was admitted to the hospital, I sent a text to our Departments chat room.
[I had heat stroke and had to be hospitalized *LOL*]
The next morning, Shun-san saw it and immediately rushed to the hospital.
Miyu is also next to me. I had asked her to fetch me a change of clothes, my laptop, a phone charger, and other things I needed for my stay in the hospital.
“It’s not your fault, Shun-san! It’s not your responsibility to apologize!”
“That’s right! It was because Ryu-kun was so careless!”
We said that it wasn’t Shun-san’s fault, but he still had that apologetic look on his face.
“I was the one who invited him and I should have paid attention with my pacing. I’m really sorry…”
“No, it’s okay.”
“But you know, heat stroke can kill you if it’s not treated properly, right?”
“Mine was on the light side, so you’re just worrying too much.”
If I said that I would have died if I had been a little late he would have been more worried about me for sure, so I tried to play it down.
“Alright. If you need anything during your stay in the hospital, just let me know.”
“I’ve already had Miyu bring it to me so it’s okay and It’s enough that you came to see me.”
He probably knew that there was no point in apologizing any more. However, I didn’t expect Shun-san to feel so responsible for what happened to me.
“Please accept this as my apology at least.”
“Wait, I can’t accept this…”
When I opened the handbag that was pushed to me, I found an assortment of high-grade looking fruit jellies. Then, I wondered where he had bought it.
“If it’s a sympathy gift, then I’ll accept it gratefully.”
“Please do so, and all right, I don’t want to disturb you any longer, so I’m going to leave now. Take care of yourself, okay?”
“Yes, and please don’t worry too much about it, Shun-san.”
After that Shun-san left the room. Miyu and I were left alone in the hospital room
“Shun-san is a type of man who has a strong sense of responsibility, isn’t he?”
When I think back on it, Shun-san was always paying attention to our condition.
“I was a little surprised, too.”
I didn’t expect him to be so apologetic like this.
“But, Shun-san is a good person. I think I can introduce him to Miyako-chan without any worries~”
Her words reminded me of her behaviour at the beach. Come to think of it, what was her intention behind that?
“By the way, why did you start talking like that yesterday?”
“You did something like introducing Shun-san to Miyako, didn’t you?”
“It’s not like it’s sudden, but you know, lately Miyako-chan has been saying that she wanted to date someone.”
“Anyways, when was the last time you were this so meddlesome?”
It must have been before the incident with Seiji.
“…I’m not sure either.”
“What do you mean?”
“It’s just that… Shun-san has been a great help to me, and he seemed to be lonely so…”
“That’s what I felt, too.”
“Right? Then, I’m just like, you know?”
I don’t think the old Miyu would have done such a thing, but I wondered if she had her own thoughts about it.
“But, Miyako and Shun-san, I don’t know about that…”
Miyako was raised in an old family in Kyoto, and she’s very strict with men, including the way they dress. Shun is a nice guy, but I wonder what will happen to him.
“It’s okay~ because Shun-san is the type of man that Miyako-chan likes, as long as he wears proper clothes though.”
“I don’t really care what her type is but I agree with you about the clothes.”
No matter how good he is on the inside, if Shun-san-san met up with her while he’s in his normal clothes, Miyako would probably be turned off.
“Enough with that, why don’t we eat the jelly that Shun-san brought us?”
Then she took out the jelly. White peaches, honeysuckle, apples, and other fruit jellies were lined up.
“What do you want, Ryu-kun?”
“I’ll have a white peach.”
“You really like peaches, don’t you?”
“I don’t think there are many people who don’t like peaches. What about you, Miyu?
“I think I’ll have loquat.”
“We don’t usually have a chance to eat loquat.”
Miyu and I sometimes buy fruit at the supermarket, but we rarely have a chance to buy loquat.
“That’s right, it’s really we got to have this, alright, here~”
She scoops up some jelly and puts it in front of my mouth.
“We just did this yesterday…”
It’s not that I don’t like it, but I feel embarrassed about it.[TLN: this fucker, man up and eat it jeez.]
“It’s not going to get any worse, is it? here~”
“All right, I understand…”
These days, Miyu doesn’t back down at all when she feels like it. I gave up and decided to endure the embarrassment.
“Is it good?”
“It’s good… I mean, it’s really delicious.”
There is nothing cheap about the fruit inside, and I can tell that they are using really good stuff.
“…You’re right, this is delicious!”
“Told you so, what kind of expensive stuff did you even buy, Shun-san…?”
I guess that’s how serious he was, but I think he was exaggerating a bit.
A little while after we finished eating the jelly.
“All right, I should head home soon, I don’t want to stay here for too long.”
Miyu stands up from her seat.
“It’s all right… no wait, I don’t want to bother the other patients just for you to stay longer.”
“That’s what I meant. Don’t worry, I’ll come back tomorrow.”
“I’m fine now.”
“It’s okay, I just want to come to see you. Alright bye.”
And with that, she was gone.
(“I just want to come to see you,” is it?)
With those words, I realized once again that the relationship between me and Miyu had changed.
At the hospital, there were three meals a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and in addition to that, nurses would come to change the IVs and for tests. However, I was not seriously ill anymore and was basically left alone. So, I was just bored and bored.
“What should I do?”
Fortunately, Miyu had brought my laptop and tablet with her, so I could kill time with these. I could read an e-book or write a program on my laptop, but…
“I don’t feel like doing anything.”
Strangely enough, I didn’t feel like doing anything, and I had no time to waste. If I was at home, I would often kill time by reading e-books on my tablet.
Suddenly, I thought of sending a message to Miyu.
[I don’t feel like doing anything.]
[Is there something wrong with you?]
[No, it’s not that. I just don’t feel like doing anything.]
[What about reading a book on your tablet?]
[Strangely enough, I’m not in the mood for that.]
I wonder if it was because I was left alone in the hospital room. I felt as if there was a gap in my heart.
[By any chance, Ryu-kun, are you just feeling lonely?]
When I saw her joking message, I was suddenly convinced. Usually, if I wanted to see her, I could go see her anytime I wanted. But right now, I have visiting hours at the hospital and Miyu has her own lectures at the university. To put it bluntly, even if I wanted to see her, I could only see her at a certain time for about a week now.
I was shocked when I thought about this.
(It’s only a week, but the time we can see each other is so limited…)
Am I really sick and mentally weak…?
[Hey wait, are you really feeling lonely, right now?]
Did Miyu wonder why I hadn’t responded to her?
[No, I’m fine.]
I feel like she would be happy if I told her honestly, but I’m too embarrassed to tell her that I’m very lonely at this level, so I decided to be strong.
I ended our conversation and lay down on the bed in the hospital room.
Maybe it was because I was once aware of my loneliness, but all I could think of was Miyu. I think about the affair we had a while ago, the time when she was using my lap as a pillow, and the time we kissed.
(Ahh enough! let’s stop thinking about that…!)
I forcefully pull the covers over my head and close my eyes. It’s still broad daylight, but I’m starting to feel sleepy, probably because my body is getting weaker.
(This might be a little tough for a week…)
I remembered I had read in a book once that patients who had been hospitalized for a long time felt bored and lonely, and now I felt that I understood that feeling a little better.
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