I Want To Make The School's "Silent Princess" Talk, So I Invited Her (Who's Super Cute) Out On A Date Today. ~Anyways, She's So Very Intense When It Comes To Skinship, That It's Going To Take My Reason Away~ - Chapter 2
- I Want To Make The School's "Silent Princess" Talk, So I Invited Her (Who's Super Cute) Out On A Date Today. ~Anyways, She's So Very Intense When It Comes To Skinship, That It's Going To Take My Reason Away~
- Chapter 2 - Sharing an Umbrella With The Princess!?
Editor: MPK, Kkain
“You mean if I take the umbrella, we’ll go home together?”
She raised her voice a little louder as she said that, and softened her expression as she lightly squinted her eyes.
I could tell that she’s relieved to get the word out, but it’s awfully cute to watch.
It’s a little disconcerting that she’s so unguarded… but, let’s not worry about that.
“Are sure about this, Aikawa-san? I mean…”
‘Is it okay if we share an umbrella together?’, It’s a simple question, but I’m at a loss for words on how to say it. Aikawa-san tilted her head curiously, with a big question mark on top of her.
It’s too embarrassing to tell her directly… no, wait a minute…
(I’m already embarrassed about this situation!)
The sound of my breathing engulfed the sound of the rain, and next to me was Aikawa Mio, one of the most beautiful girls in school.
Of course, as a healthy young man, this situation was extremely unbearable for me…
(This is bad… I wasn’t paying attention at all.)
The gentle scent of citrus slightly tickled my nostrils, ‘is it a fabric softener?’ The space between our bodies is less than ten centimetres, and if I move a little, our arms would hit each other.
Now that I’m conscious of her, doll-like, expressionless face looks attractive to me.
“Hey, don’t just suddenly start walking…”
Aikawa-san left the school building by herself, so I hurriedly put the umbrella over her head to prevent her from getting wet from the rain. After that, I stepped into the umbrella from behind her, and we were safely under the same umbrella.
We’re sharing an umbrella as if it’s natural, but my heart has been beating like a *BaguBagu* for a while now…
Dripping in cold sweat, I’m afraid she could hear the sounds I’m making right now.
My hand, which was holding the umbrella, was also strangely sweating, so I was too embarrassed to look at her face for even a second.
“Uhm… why did you help me, Aikawa-san?”
I really wanted to ask her why she remains silent, but there was no need to ask that now. Because It might be considered rude to her.
If she’s still this taciturn despite being a 2nd-year already… Then I’m sure she’s got her own set of circumstances as well.
To be frank, in the first year of high school, there are a lot of opportunities to sing and talk, so it would be too unnatural for her to remain silent.
Remaining silent even if it means giving up on her academic grades… It sounds like she has her own complicated circumstances…
And I’m not that wild to ask her about it here. Because of that, I asked the second question that has been bothering me.
As expected she remained silent. Her expression went a little stiff, but she never opened her mouth.
Well, that’s right. There’s no need for her to answer my question, and all Aikawa-san can do is communicate a little.
Then, I should’ve asked a question that could be answered with ‘un’ and ‘uun’.
“The question is… have we ever talked with each other before?”
“No? Which one is it?”
Whether there was a connection or not, the truth would be still in the dark. If I could, I wouldn’t have asked so many questions, but I felt flustered because of the silence.
The sound of her footsteps, her sweet smell, and her beautiful face. I am clearly aware of all of these things, and my heart races unconsciously whenever there’s even a slightest hint of silence.
(Ugh… this is poison to a normal high school boy like me…)
I wonder if ‘nuun’ is a “Yes” or “No”? While I was thinking about this, we had already left the old-fashioned school gate.
Wait, what should I do from here? Should I go to Aikawa-san’s house like this?
“Uhm… Do you go to school by train, Aikawa-san?”
Aikawa-san nodded her head while she looked at me. She’s so cute even though she’s expressionless… wait, isn’t that a bad thing to say?
I’ve seen her face many times before, but I’ve never looked directly at her like this before.
I thought she was a person I would never have to deal with in my life, so I only looked at her as if I was watching an idol on TV.
She was certainly cute, but she’s worlds away from me… that’s how I felt.
“Should I take you to Gifu Station?”
It’s a 15-minute walk from our school, Shimanozaki Academy, to Gifu Station. My house is near Gifu station, so I can run home in five minutes if I wanted to.
I thought of buying a plastic umbrella, but bad luck is something that happens to me again and again.
My wallet only had 130 yen in it, and I was only 10 yen short. It’s not like I can borrow it from Aikawa-san… Well, it’s only five minutes, so I’ll just have to live with it.
Hmm? The rest of our conversation? We didn’t talk after that. I just walked through the shining city streets, desperately trying to focus on the sound of the rain.
There are a lot of restaurants in this area, and all of them are delicious. There are also karaoke bars and department stores.
There is a prejudice that Gifu is a countryside town. But, if you call it a city then it cannot be considered as one.
(Note that I have no comment on the rural areas.)
The sidewalks are narrow, so I have to walk a little carefully. Of course, I walk on the side of the road to prevent Aikawa-san from getting into an accident.
Even though the dirty water almost hits me everytime it splashes, I know how to behave in such a situation.
I never dreamed that the day would come when I would put this mannerism into use… but it did.
“We’re here. Then, I’ll give you back your umbrella.”
When we arrived at the station, we immediately went inside to stay out of the rain.
I tried my best to keep her clothes dry, but her right arm was slightly wet, and in that area of her uniform turned dark blue because of the rain.
She looked like she wanted to say something, but I didn’t care at all and returned her umbrella back to her.
If I stayed a little longer It would be too late for me to go home and she would probably find it annoying to be with me.
Because I’m sure she wouldn’t enjoy staying with a gloomy guy like me, and in fact, our conversation didn’t last long at all.
“Alright, see you later. Don’t catch a cold, okay?”
In the end, she gave me an honest reply, which made me a little happy.
I don’t know what to say… because Aikawa-san is the type of person who is hard to grasp. Her pacing is slow and her face is always expressionless, and because of that, I can’t understand how she feels.
She’s also a very quiet person. So, I don’t know what she’s thinking, but I can somewhat sense a mysterious atmosphere around her. Like a mysterious beauty.
Fuaa… I looked over at Aikawa-san with a sigh of relief. But, As soon as she stepped out of the ticket gate, she turned around, slightly shaking her long hair, and discreetly and gently waved her hand at me.
With a small smile on her face, she seemed to be in a good mood and walked up the stairs at a light pace. But, I couldn’t hide my surprise at what had just suddenly happened.
(Wait a minute… did she just… smile!?)
It was hard to notice the change because it was like the borderline between a smile and a straight face, but I’m sure I saw the corners of her mouth lift up slightly.
Was it really a thank you to me, or just another whim? I really don’t know which one it is…
“So that’s why they call her princess…”
At least Aikawa-san didn’t seem to have a bad impression of me, which was a bit of a relief.
As I looked up at her as she trudged up the stairs, I patted my hand down on my chest and let out a sigh of relief, as if the tension had been released.
(That was so cute…)
I never thought I would be this easy. Even though I had only been with her for a short while, I couldn’t stop the pounding of my heart.
I still couldn’t stop thinking about her cute smile and cute face that she showed me a little while ago.
I could tell that my face is starting to get hot… She’s so cute..!
(I should go home now, and get some sleep…)
Now that I had a purpose to cool my head, I ran through the city at night, soaking my body in the shower called heavy rain.
The large amount of raindrops and the strong wind cooled me down, but it felt good and strangely comforting to my now burning body.