Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Comedy - Chapter 2 Part 4
ED: Pascal’s Wager
(TLN: I made minor changes from here on. The first change is Momo’s way of calling the MC, from “Sueharu-niichan” to “Sueharu-oniichan”, yes I only added an O. This is how it goes also in the anime so I did it here too. The other change is the additional indentation of the paragraphs, I didn’t have this before, so from now on, I’ll do this for all my TLs.)
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Since there was no scary chaperone (Kuro), we decided to swim first.
Because when you see emerald green water like this, you just have to swim!
Fortunately, after a quick inspection of each room, it looked like it would be fine with just a light cleaning, as the white herbaceous plants had been here two months ago.
It was only two o’clock in the afternoon. I can go into the sea now. Or rather, when the sun goes down, the sea temperature drops and it becomes difficult to swim. It’s October in Okinawa, I should go swimming while I still can.
No, I have to study, and I’m motivated, but I can’t help it. I can study at night since this is the only time I would be able to swim.
While making such excuses, we scattered to our assigned rooms and changed into our respective swimsuits.
…Well, Tetsuhiko and I are already soaking wet, so we took off our clothes and put them on the laundry.
I had been asked by Shirokusa to set up a resting place when we got to the beach, so Tetsuhiko and I got parasols and beach sheets out of the warehouse.
”Tetsuhiko, is this a good place?”
Tetsuhiko carried a cooler box filled with drinks.
I looked around at the beach.
The sandy beach was shaped like a part of a rocky beach that had been hollowed out into a circle, with the ocean in front, the cliffs on the right, and the villa on the left. Between the villa and the sea, there was a staircase that moored to the terrace.
However, I didn’t know such a place existed in Japan…..It’s really a paradise…..
The heat of the sand under my feet made my heart skip a beat.
And of course, the fun part was the….. women’s swimsuits!
The first one to appear was apparently, Maria.
Kuro was the only girl close to my age who I’ve seen in a swimsuit for a long time.
Now, let’s see what it looks like…
I turned around, full of anticipation─and then froze.
The swimsuit is a frilly pink one-piece. It’s not the type of swimsuit where her body lines could be clearly seen and her sexiness was emphasized, but the level of skin exposure was different from street clothes. Her br**sts were moderately large, though not lush, and her skin was white. Her slender arms and legs were strangely coquettish and showed off her charm.
I know. I treat Momo as my little sister, but─
As expected, swimsuits have magical power to them.
The different outfits, atmosphere, and exposure make me dizzy.
The problem is that, it’s Maria in a swimsuit.
She is a beautiful girl who is very popular on TV and acclaimed as the “ideal younger sister”. Because she plays younger sister characters, she has always kept her skin exposure to a minimum. Her skirts are rarely short, and she is an actress who sells her image of purity and neatness. If you were to take a picture of her in a swimsuit, you could be sure that it would be sold at a high price.
It was only six years ago when I knew Maria well. I’ve only seen her on TV ever since I retired.
So when I saw her growth, it’s indeed not something I could just ignore…..
“What do you think, Sueharu-oniichan?”
Maria innocently showed me her swimsuit.
I would normally pass it off lightly, but I felt embarrassed for some reason, so I said while averting my gaze.
“O-o-ohh, it’s good. I think you’re cute and cuddly.”
She bent over to look at my face and suddenly smiled.
“What’s this~? What’s the problem, Sueharu-oniichan? Momo’s wearing a bathing suit, so please take a closer look~”
“N-no, I don’t want to.”
“Please don’t say that! Look at this frill, it’s so cute!
She flipped the ruffles to show off her body and her curves.
Apparently, she was enjoying the fact that I was upset. She got even closer and smiled at me.
“Awawa, Sueharu-oniichan, did it make your heart skip a beat~? You’re so cute and adorable~”
“Kuu…Alright! I admit it, just don’t come any closer!”
“There’s no point in saying that, you know~? *Pat, *pat~”
I try my best not to look at her, but she strokes my head.
This is not good. I’m being played with completely.
Just then, the cell phone in my hoodie pocket rang.
It was just the right chance to get away, so I hurriedly distanced myself and checked the hotline.
The message was from Shirokusa.
“I’d like to show you my swimsuit… but I’m too embarrassed to show it in front of everyone. There’s a small sandy beach right outside the front door; I’d like to show it there in private…”
…..I see, that’s right.
Unn, I see.
All right─ Let’s go.
Let’s go there, quickly.
“Ahー Wait、I just remembered something~!”
With a casual gesture, I left the beach and ran up the stairs that lead to the front door.
Check behind me! Okay, looks like no one’s following me! The doorway is clear! Right through here!
I can’t wait any longer! Let’s dash on our way there!
Just like what Shirokusa said, there was a small sandy beach a little further down the road on the right.
It’s a really small beach, not like the one that chains together with the terrace we were on earlier. It’s no more than ten meters wide and quickly becomes a concrete breakwater.
But as soon as I saw it, I knew what the “selling point” was. There was a stone bench on the small beach, just right for two people to sit side by side. It was made of stone, so there would be no problem even if the bench was submerged.
A small beach for just the two of us. That must be the concept of this space.
I went down to the beach and sat down on the bench to wait.
When I look back, I saw a breakwater as tall as I am, and I can’t even tell that there are people here unless I get close. It felt strangely private even though I was outside.
“W-Whoa now, calm down, me…..”
I felt fidgety and restless.
Why am I so nervous?
Shirokusa is just an important female friend.
The former first love of my life, and the girl of my dreams.
No, she’s not. The fact that she was my first love and the girl of my dreams has not changed.
I met her six years ago, only her appearance is completely different from then. I thought she was as distant as a star shining in the sky, but in fact, she was very close to me.
That’s right. I have so many thoughts and feelings swirling around about her that I don’t think I’ve ever really faced her.
I was too imprinted on the idea of her as a tall or ridged flower to just casually approach her even though I knew her six years ago. Our past relationship was too close for me for me to go back to and revere her from her position of a tall flower.
That’s why it was somehow difficult to talk to her after the confession festival. We rarely got to be alone together.
It wasn’t that I didn’t want to talk to her. It’s just, I don’t know the exact distance between us.
Perhaps, this kind of confusion also resides with Shirokusa. I can somehow feel it in the mood.
I know it. I can feel that Shirokusa adores me.
But whether it’s friendship or romance due to the fact that we were childhood friends ─ I don’t know.
I’m the one who got dumped so spectacularly in public. I can’t and shouldn’t rely on my own judgment.
If that’s the case, the only thing I can trust is words, but I don’t remember receiving any clear words of goodwill from Shirokusa. You can find a lot of actions that can be perceived as favoritism…..but, they are circumstantial evidence and cannot be used to prove whether or not there are romantic feelings.
I’m not sure how I should approach Shirokusa. How should I treat her?
Six years ago, I treated the reclusive Shirokusa as a “reliable male friend”.
But the Shirokusa of today is not the girl from six years ago.
She doesn’t need my help. I can’t be her “reliable male friend”.
So what position should I take instead…..?
“Here I am, Sue-chan…..”
A voice came from behind me. I stood up, but I was too nervous to turn around.
Somehow, I suddenly remembered something stupid.
“What do you think of this?”
“D….. No wait, is it E?”
“Can’t you make a dress that shows more lines like this?”
“Yes, yes! A swimsuit would be great!”
This is the line that my classmates were talking about when they saw the gravure of Shirokusa. After this, Shirokusa was furious and a blizzard blew through the classroom.
That’s right, Shirokusa’s swimsuit was something that our classmates, and probably countless fans all over the country, had never been able to see even if they wanted to.
That’s not all. It was neither the kind of swimsuit Kuro wore which I have been seeing every year for a long time, nor was it the swimsuit of the girl who I have treated as my younger sister for a long time, but rather the swimsuit of the girl who was my first love and whom I have been longing for.
In any case, it was impossible not to be nervous.
She must’ve thought that I went crazy because I was stuck with my back turned on her.
Shirokusa then came around in front of me.
Shirokusa peeped at me with concern. Because of this, her whole body naturally came into view.
She was wearing a white cardigan over her swimsuit.
It was a sexy swimsuit, slightly open at the chest and 20 centimeters above the knee, but it was well hidden, which was not what I had imagined.
That calmed me down a bit.
“Ahaha, it’s only that!”
“What are you….. Did something happen?”
“No it’s nothing, because when you said you were going to show me your bathing suit, I thought it would be more like a bikini, to be honest…..”
I feel disappointed, but hey, that’s how it goes!
“…..I only wore this because I didn’t want other people to see me in a bathing suit.”
“This is what I wanted to show you.”
Shirokusa took off the cardigan.
The cardigan fluttered as if a butterfly had emerged from a chrysalis.
“─What do you think?”
Shirokusa asks me, squirming and embarrassed.
Her white bikini is unsparingly exposed. The light reflected from the sea made it shine.
Even though I had already seen it before, Shirokusa’s skin was whiter than I had imagined, and just looking at it made my heart beat faster.
White skin and a white swimsuit. Her br**sts were ample and her neckline was magnificent. Her legs were incredibly long and supple. Her long, straight, pitch-black hair shined against her model figure…she was simply beautiful.
“U-umm, I don’t know how to say this but─”
“…..That’s not enough. Tell me more. Hey, Sue-chan?”
This is not good. My heart is palpitating like crazy. My heart is beating so loudly that I feel like I’m going to die.
I feel like I can barely breathe. I don’t have enough oxygen.
But Shirokusa demands an answer.
I breathed in all at once and told her how I felt as honestly as I could without being vulgar.
“It looks so good on you! I think it’s so beautiful! I’m really, really, really, really impressed with how beautiful it is!”
Shirokusa suddenly plumped down on the spot.
“What’s wrong, Shiro?”
When I tried to approach her, Shirokusa stopped me with the palm of her hand.
“I’m okay….. I’m fine, Sue-chan…..”
─I was so happy to hear that….. I wanted to hear that from you for a long, long time ago…..
Shirokusa mumbled some unspoken words in her mouth, but I couldn’t hear them because they weren’t voiced clearly.
The only thing I could see was the tears in Shirokusa’s eyes.
“Shiro, are you sure you’re really okay…..?”
The only thing I could see was tears in her eyes.
Apparently, that was the signal to switch.
After adjusting her hair, she was back to her usual cool beauty.
She stood up, brushed the sand from her legs and buttocks, and looked at the bench.
“Sue-chan, do you want to sit down?”
When she said that, I immediately sat down on the bench.
“Do you mind if I sit down too?”
I think sitting side by side on a two-seater bench is too close….. But, to let Shirokusa sit on the beach is just…..Then, how about I sit on the beach, but I’m not sure of that idea either since I’d be more nervous facing her…..
I felt lost, but there was no reason to refuse the offer.
“O-of course I don’t.”
I moved to the edge to make room.
But then, Shirokusa sat on my lap.
I guess this was what you call holding your breath.
I’ve come all the way to the edge, but what’s the point if you’re sitting on my lap? My lap is not a chair, okay?
But that’s not the problem─
(Oi, I can feel Shirokusa’s b*tt on my lap!)
We’re both wearing swimsuits, so there’s absolutely nothing between our skin which means our skins are touching!
The intense tension, pressure, and unexpected happenings from earlier.
What came to my mind at the moment was the “Hannya Shingyo Sutra” that my father made me remember when I was little. (TLN: “Hannya Shingyo Sutra” in English means “The Heart Sutra”. Here’s the link for it:
“I am the one who has to do the work. In this way, the mind is able to see the world in all its glory. It is the same with the mind and the body. It is the same. This is the way of the Dharma, the way of life, the way of death.”
When my thoughts shut down, I could hear the Hannya Shingyo Sutra.
Naturally, I kept a straight face. I don’t have any embarrassment or shyness on my face right now.
On the contrary, Shirokusa’s thought process seems to be spinning out of control.
Everything from her neck to her profile was bright red.
Her skin was white to begin with, so the redness was even more noticeable. It seemed as if steam was coming out of her head.
She put her hands on her cheeks and just froze. Shirokusa must’ve felt that she’d done something so bold.
I was in a state of nothingness. Meanwhile, Shirokusa’s at the peak of shame.
It’s a deadlock between stillness and motion, I guess you could say.
*Ring ring ring!
The cell phone in the pocket of my hoodie rang.
That sound finally brought Shirokusa and me back to our senses.
She quickly stood up and, perhaps feeling too embarrassed, picked up the cardigan that was laid down on the beach and put it over her shoulders.
I picked up the phone for now.
“Sueharu-oniichan, you seem to be having a lot of fun…..”
Maria’s voice was very low. It’s usually a cute and cuddly voice, but right now, it has the tone of a dead man’s voice from hell.
Does this mean that…..
“D-did you see…..?”
“I was filming it…..”
I blew up.
“No, at least let me watch a bit, okay?! Tell that person beside you! Die right now!”
“Yes, yes…..Sueharu-oniichan, there’s a message for you from the person next to me who’s laughing so loudly. I took a close-up shot of Shirokusa’s swimsuit, in exchange we’ll use the footage we shot earlier, so do you still want the data?
“Of course I want it, but come ooooon!”
What’s that deal? In exchange for the video data, you want me to use the footage you shot? I’m sure he’s the devil!
“By the way, Momo was going to break in right away, but─”
“Tetsuhiko-san said he wanted to take some more pictures, so I held back─”
What does Maria want to say?
“That’s why, Momo is so angry right now, okay?”
I hung up my phone.
Okay, let’s get out of here before Maria comes. Yes, let’s do that.
I was about to turn around and walk up the stone stairs when I saw Maria standing there in a see-through one-piece over her swimsuit.
“Sueharu-oniichan, I won’t let you get away!”
Whoa, she jumped on me!”
“I don’t want to! Momo wants to sit on your lap too!”
“How dare you fight back at me like that!”
“Momosaka-san! That’s enough!”
Guhh, even Shirokusa joined the fray.
“I really can’t allow you to do this again and again! I’ll stick you headfirst into the ocean!”
A-ah, no, don’t do that to her. She’ll seriously die from that.
“No, no, no, Shiro! That’s not a funny joke to say!”
“That’s my line, Shirokusa-san! Even the mild-mannered Momo will not stay silent if you do something violent!”
“What do you mean violence!? Who’s doing that!?”
They fought with me between them.
“W-wait a minute you two!”
I was caught in the middle, so I intervened─
I touched Maria’s br**sts.
Her br**sts may not be as big as Kuro’s, but her br**sts shouldn’t have grown to this degree─but they did. The moment I hit my elbow and thought it was soft─it slipped.
Three overlapping pads popped out of the gap in her swimsuit.
She froze because of the difference in the size of her left and right br**sts.
It was as if she had seen the cruelty of the real world.
All the female members here today were well proportioned, which made the difference stand out.
Shirokusa is a model with long and firm legs, Reina has ample br**sts that are hidden by a loose-fitting t-shirt but can still be seen, and Eri-san is a mature woman with good style who looks sexy even in street clothes, although I haven’t seen her in a swimsuit.
In contrast, Maria is very cute and adorable─but that’s it, I can’t say anything else!
The devastation was so great that everyone in the area fell silent.
I thought I cheered up Maria already.
But of course, that wouldn’t make her feel better.
“I’ll kill Sueharu-oniichan first and then Momo will die next!”
“Calm down, Momo─!”
In the end, the commotion continued until Reina subdued Maria and Tetsuhiko intervened.