Since I’ve Entered the World of Romantic Comedy Manga, I’ll Do My Best to Make the Heroine Who Doesn’t Stick With the Hero Happy. - Chapter 26: Sei-chan’s weakness
Shoot, I really messed up earlier, didn’t I?
I rode the roller coaster with Sei-chan because she seemed like she really wanted to ride it, but come to think of it, I’m not exactly good with such things.
I’m okay with all the screaming and whatnot, but I get sick very easily due to my weak semicircular canals.
I showed Sei-chan how pathetic I looked… This is the worst…
But Sei-chan on the other hand seemed to be enjoying herself a lot, so that was good.
She was more than happy to see my disgraceful behavior, so my feelings are a bit complicated, but it’s better than her being disappointed with me.
Anyways, I took a break and recovered completely. So, I headed towards the place that Yuuichi had told me about on RINE.
Right now, Yuuichi and Fujise seem to be buying lunch at a food stall or maybe they just want to find an area where they can sit and eat together..
While heading towards them with Sei-chan, we stopped by a food stall to buy some lunch for the time being.
I bought a hot-dog while Sei-chan only had a crepe.
“Is that enough for you, Sei-chan?”
“Yeah, I’ve been a light eater since the start. This is already quite a lot of food for me.”
“I see. That’s fine then.”
Well, some say that one crepe for lunch is not very nutritious for your health, but that’s okay for today.
It was a special day today. It was our first amusement park date, and I’m not so inclined to argue about nutrition while I’m the one who’s only having a single Hot-dog in his hand.
Nowadays, a high school student’s lunch is as good as a single tapioca milk tea, am I wrong?
Sei-chan and I headed towards the place where those two people were and confirmed their appearance from afar.
Then we sat in the same eating area, but kept enough distance so that they wouldn’t notice us, and ate what we had bought earlier.
Sei-chan ate a crepe in front of me with her mouth wide open.
Surprisingly, she has a sweet tooth that can’t be discerned since she always looks so cool. There’s her Gap. [TLN: The japanese have this trend called Gap Moe where the character’s appearance doesn’t match their personality. Which some people find attractive.]
As I was looking at Sei-chan with that in mind, I noticed that she was also staring straight at me.
“H-Hey, what’s with the staring?”
“Hmm? No, it’s nothing.”
“Wa-Wait, Don’t say that you want to eat my… crepe?”
Apparently, Sei-chan thought the reason I was staring at her was because I wanted to eat a crepe.
“We-Well, sharing the same food is a bit…”
“No, I was just…”
“I-It would be an indirect kiss…”
Sei-chan blushed and said that. I coughed and groaned because she looked way too cute the way she said it.
“Sei-chan, it’s not like I wanted to eat a crepe, you know?”
“E-Eh? I-Is that so?”
“Yep, I was just thinking about how cute you look while eating those crepes.”
“I-In any case, it’s still super embarrassing for me!”
“Haha, sorry about that.”
I had been teased earlier during the roller coaster ride, so I was able to return the favor this time around.
“Hmm? What’s wrong? Why are you holding out your crepe towards me all of a sudden?”
“Y-You should eat it too! I-Its because I don’t like it when I’m the only one who gets embarrassed from such situations! “
“Eh? No, wait… Are you sure about this?”
I didn’t expect that Sei-chan would actually offer me a crepe, prepared for an indirect kiss with me.
And it was even more embarrassing because Sei-chan was the one holding it and I would be the one eating from her hand.
Damn, I didn’t think you’d be prepared to self-destruct all of a sudden.
I was feeling extremely happy to be able to actually kiss her, albeit indirectly, but I couldn’t give up the feeling of embarrassment when the situation actually called for it.
How could I not accept the crepe where I can kiss her indirectly while she says “Ahhhh” when she offers it to me?
“Su-Sure, well I’ll go ahead and take a bite now…”
“Co-Come on, eat up already.”
Pushing down my embarrassment, I leaned forward and opened my mouth to eat the crepe that was offered to me.
I tried to eat as much as I could in the parts where Sei-chan hadn’t really touched, but it was impossible to do so since she had already eaten quite a bit of it.
The crepes were supposed to be full of chocolate, whipped cream, etc. But, I’m kind of embarrassed to admit that I can’t really taste the flavour of the crepe currently…
“We-Well, How does it taste…?”
“U-Un, It’s pretty good.”
“Ye-Yeah, I ag-agree.”
Sei-chan hesitated for a moment, but then right after, ate the crepe in one big gulp, eating the part where I had taken a bite out of.
“Mmm… I-Its sweet.”
“U-Un, yeah. It’s really sweet.”
I don’t really remember much about how sweet the crepes were, but I think we’re giving off a sweeter vibe now than we were before.
I’ve read about this sort of atmosphere in mangas and books, but I’ve never really experienced it myself… I’m feeling so embarrassed right now.
Perhaps Sei-chan felt the same way, as I saw her blush in embarrassment as well.
And then me and Sei-chan glanced at each other at the same time and began laughing at each other, due to the strange atmosphere surrounding us
“Haha, I didn’t think Sei-chan would do something so embarrassing.”
“Fufu, you too, Hisamura. I can’t believe you’re so shy.”
Ah, yabai. I’m having such a good time with Sei-chan. I’m so happy I’m dying. [ED: die]
Later on, about the same moment that we had finished eating, I saw Yuuichi and Fujise finish eating and move on to their next destination.
Yuuichi and Fujise began eating earlier than us, but those two seem to have bought and eaten quite a bit of food.
“I knew Yuuichi ate a lot, but I guess Fujise eats a lot too.”
“That’s right. Shiho was a little concerned about it, but Shigemoto also seems to eat a lot, so they look right for each other in that department.”
I had never heard of this before. Fujise was never described as someone who ate a lot in the original story.
To be honest, the Ojojama manga is a popular manga, but it’s not really a long-running series yet.
There’s not even 10 volumes out currently. There should be quite some information about characters that were not fully divulged about yet.
For a while after that, we watched Yuuichi and Fujise go around the amusement park normally again, so we also went into the exact same attractions that they did.
As the purpose of the original date was to keep an eye out for Tojoin. We didn’t go to all the attractions that they did.
It’s been about two hours since we finished having lunch, and so far we haven’t really seen Tojoin-san around.
It seems that Tojoin-san is supposed to interfere around here as was said in the original story.
Now, what do you think those two over there would go to next?
Of course it would be the attraction that they went to in the original story, which is… yes, I knew it.
“It’s a haunted house.”
It’s a typical amusement park date in a romantic comedy manga, the haunted house chapter.
You know, the kind where the heroine gets scared and goes “Kyaaaaa~” and sticks to the boy tightly, and there’s a bit of a lucky pervert situation happening as well.
Although this story is a bit different from the normal cliche. Since Yuuichi is the one scared here instead of Fujise.
As such, Yuuichi was desperately proposing to Fujise to not go to the haunted house. Sei-chan stared at me while he tried his best.
“Fu-Fujise, can we not go here…? This place is to scare children and we shouldn’t enter since we’re High-school students.”
“Eh, I actually like these attractions quite a bit. Besides, it doesn’t matter if it’s to scare children, we’re at an amusement park right now, we’re here to remember the fun that we felt when we were kids. O~hoh~ could it be that you’re actually scared, Shigemoto-kun?”
“N-No, Of course not! Why would I be scared of an area designed to scare ch-children! Let’s go there then!”
“Fufu, let’s go then.”
Yeah, this is just like the original.
Fujise already knows that Yuuichi doesn’t like haunted houses, based on his current reaction and such, but that’s the exact reason she wanted to go in with him.
Fujise is surprisingly a sadist, isn’t she?
Well there were a lot of fans who liked that part of her. Well Shigemoto also likes it, which makes him a guy with that kind of hobby. [TLN: Tojoin-san furiously noting down.] [ED: he’s gonna wake up and get tied up now isn’t he]
Wait no… Does he really…?
I’ll ask him about it next time…
“Okay, looks like those two are going in. Then we’ll go ahead and ente-…”
“N-No! We don’t need to go in too now, do we?”
Sei-chan’s words made me raise my voice questionably.
“Lo-Look, it’s dark in there, so Tojoin won’t go ahead and disturb them there. Ye-Yeah, there’s no point for us to go there too.”
We haven’t entered every attraction they went to but no matter how I look at Sei-chan’s refusal now…
“Eh? Could it be that… you’re bad at haunted houses?”
“I-I’m not bad with them. It’s just that I don’t see a point in going along with scares that are aimed towards children.”
No, you’re giving almost the exact same excuse as Yuuichi…
I didn’t think that Sei-chan was bad with scary things. I guess that information hadn’t come out in the original story yet.
No, well, most normal girls are not very good at it.
It was rather odd for Fujise to walk in there happily.
But well, this is making me want to go in even more now.
“I like these attractions a lot. Isn’t it fun to be a kid again and go to places like that? Right, Sei-chan?”
“Come on, let’s go now.”
“I-I’m not very good at it…”
“Eh? Did you say something?”
“I said I’m not good at it! To be honest, I’m not a fan of those haunted house-like things!”
Oh, I didn’t expect her to be so honest about it.
That’s right, you don’t have to force yourself to be stubborn like Yuuichi, it’s fine to be this way.
“Oh, I see.”
“Are you disillusioned with me now…?”
“No, I won’t be disillusioned with you just because you don’t like haunted houses. When you put it like that, I’m not good at roller coasters either, you know?”
“O-Oh, That’s good to know.”
“But well, I’m sorry. I really want to go to the haunted house with you Sei-chan.”
“He-Hey why…? Didn’t I say I wasn’t good with it?!”
“That’s why, or rather, I thought you would be absolutely adorable if you were scared, Sei-chan.”
“You’ve got a bad personality, you know that!?”
“No, no, if you put it that way, Fujise would be the same as me, you know?”
To be honest, I’m having a lot of fun in my heart.
In fact, I think that Sei-chan’s best friend has a worse personality than I do, you know.
“Well, I’m not saying you have to. But you were scared when you were a kid right?”
“So maybe you’ll overcome it now that we’re in highschool, you know? So you might actually be able to enjoy it now instead.”
“Well, my real hope is that Sei-chan hasn’t gotten over it at all, and that she’ll show me how incredibly cute she is when she’s scared.”
“Hey, that’s really rude of you, you know.”
“I’m just being honest.”
No, really, I’m serious.
I’m really, really serious. I know I’m saying the same thing twice, but I’m really serious.
I want to see Sei-chan get scared by a ghost even if it kills me.
“I think that even if you haven’t conquered it yet, you’ll enjoy haunted houses a lot more than people who aren’t scared of them. I think that would mean you can enjoy haunted houses a lot more than others, Sei-chan.”
“How badly do you want to go to a haunted house right now?”
“So much so that it has become the most desired attraction in this park for me right now.”
“O-Oh… so you want to go in that badly huh?”
I’m neither good nor bad at scary stuff, but I really want to see Sei-chan scared out of her wits.
“Fi-Fine… if you’re so insistent about it, let’s go in then.”
“Yeah, I’ve always wanted to get over this weakness of mine. I haven’t been in one since grade school, so maybe I can go for it now.”
Oh, I really didn’t expect her to agree with me all of a sudden.
I really wanted to go there though. I was prepared to get down on my knees and beg if I had to.
“Okay, let’s go then. Well, if you really can’t handle it, we can retire whilst in the middle of it, so I think we should be fine there.”
“Once I’m in, I’ll stick with it till the end.”
Thus, Sei-chan and I went into the haunted house that Yuuichi and Fujise had gone into.
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