I can’t stop talking
“So, Towa-kun. The test is coming soon, so let’s study now!”
“I know, let’s do it!!”
I exclaimed, as if to clear away the quiet, yet sweet atmosphere, and Rin brought her study materials and laid out her notebooks in front of me.
Perhaps it was the effect of the hug earlier, but Rin’s voice was slightly elevated.
The tension is high, and her face is red.
Well, I’m the same as myself, my face is hot, my voice is raised, and I’m doing my best to hide my embarrassment.
If I were to use this state as a metaphor, it would be like a lover’s high instead of a runner’s high.
While I was thinking about this, Rin was bringing in study materials one after another.
She seemed to know no bounds, piling up materials as thick as blue and red dictionaries, not only for math, but for all the other subjects…, for all the subjects on the test.
I don’t think it’s feasible to work with this amount of quicksand…
I smiled at Rin, who moved quickly, and called out to her.
“Hey, Rin. I have a thick book like this Koen, this is not a reference book, is it?”
“Fufu. That’s not true.”
“Haha…, your arms are ringing.”
“Towa-kun, you are also very motivated. After you finish this test, let’s test your skills with the practice test I made for you.”
“Okay! I’ll take care of it! I’ll do whatever it takes today!”
I pumped my fist in the air and agreed, letting the tension speak for itself.
Rin, as if following my lead, uttered, “Eeeeee~!” with a blush on her cheeks.
It may seem like a desperate, throwaway attitude at this point…, but to be honest, I feel like I can do anything right now because I’m feeling so excited.
So, I feel I can solve any difficult problem now.
Well, that may be an exaggeration, but it is true that I am full of motivation.
I opened my notebook and was about to grab a pen when Rin held my pen down.
Tilting her head and furrowing her brow, Rin pointed toward the door and chuckled.
“Towa-kun, I’m eager to study, but before we start…, let’s go complain to the people outside, shall we?”
“Uh, yeah? Did you notice?”
“If they make that much noise, anyone would have noticed it. Everyone knows what the noise is.”
“Fufu. So, I’m going to give them a big speech here!”
Rin flexed her arm and tapped it around her bicep as if to say, “I’ll take care of it.”
Well, Rin’s thin arm doesn’t have a big bicep, so she just taped her arm.
I mean, how can she have that much power with that arm? …
That may be an eternal mystery.
“Dad, Mom! How is eavesdropping …?”
Rin opened the door vigorously and was about to complain but tilted her head at something that came into view and stopped moving.
I was so concerned about this that I sat up and went over to Rin.
“Rin, what’s wrong?”
“Oh my god~. You two were quick! I thought it would take a little longer. You can still wait in your room. I’m going to put my stupid husband to bed now.”
“Hey, you’re early. I’m going to bed now, so I want you to take your time.”
Rin’s father is being dragged by Lisa.
He was so cool in the bathroom, but there’s no sign of him…
Now he’s a pathetic figure with his arms slouched on the floor and his mouth open.
The cup in his hand and the thin red line on his ear are visible.
Could the marks around that ear be ……?
No, that’s not the point… Is he alive?
“Umm, … Lisa-san. Um, is everything okay? You’re kind of white eyed, but …”
“Oh, oh, I’m not good with alcohol, but you drink it.”
“I don’t even feel alive…”
“What do you mean?”
“No, but… Ah.”
When Lisa put her hand over Rin’s father’s face, he looked at peace…
The pathetic appearance of Rin’s father, who looked so cool earlier, was both sad and strangely familiar at the same time.
It’s like he’s telling me with his own body, ‘You can’t beat a woman.”
I clasped my hands together in my heart.
“Really, your mother and father are very close. It may be no exaggeration to say that they are the embodiment of “close friendship.”
“It’s so stretched out, though…”
“This shape is my ideal.”
All she could do was laugh.
If Rin, who already has a glimpse like Lisa-san, becomes like that…
Yeah, stop thinking about it.
Rin’s father was dragged slyly as it was and went into a room that appeared to be a bedroom.
“It’s kind of hard to tell.”
My mouth naturally relaxed as I watched the scene.
I looked at Rin with a sideways glance and saw her smiling at me and looking at me the same way.
“Then, after studying, shall Towa-kun stay the night, too? There is no one to stop us now.”
“Ah, that seems to be the way it’s going.”
“Then, shall we sleep in the same bed?”
“I’m on the floor. Rin is in bed. I mean, if I’m staying here, I’ll borrow the couch.”
In the morning, when I would wake up, I would not want to be awkward with Rin’s father.
I’m so worried about what’s going on in the room that I can’t help but notice the marks on his ears.
He’s a big man with a big heart who speaks to me kindly, but I guess he’s still worried about his daughter.
So today, no matter what Rin says to me, I mustn’t say “Yes”.
Well, I’m sure I’ll meet resistance from Rin.
Thinking about this, I looked at Rin with a sideways glance.
“I see. Then, I will prepare a futon blanket for you. I don’t want you to get cold.”
I was taken aback by Rin’s tone.
I thought she was going to come up with all kinds of reasons.
What a simple admission.
“… Huh? You seem awfully reasonable.”
“I’m a very understanding person.”
“I see… Rin sure is smart.”
Aren’t you trying to shed the conversation and not make me think too deeply about it?
That means …
“And by the way, no coming to the couch before long because you’re a bad sleeper.”
Rin was stunned and her face scrunched up.
Oh, this looks like an illustration.
“We don’t want things to get awkward in front of your parents. That’s why I’m going to give you a nail in the coffin first.”
“Oh, no, Towa-kun! That’s not fair!!”
“Look in the mirror… you’ll see a guy who was thinking of something even sneakier!”
“No, that’s not true!”
She puffed out her cheeks and said, “Please take it back~!” smacking me on the chest.
But when I continued to shake my head, she dropped her shoulders and sighed, as if she had given up.
“… I understand.”
“Oh, you’re unusually reasonable…”
“I’m going forward regardless! Even if you don’t like it, I’m just going forward!”
“No, isn’t forceful technique impatient?”
Rin, ignoring my criticism, tangled her arms around me and pulled me in tight.
I feel like she’s getting more unstoppable…
I felt my mouth unintentionally relax at the thought of it.
Incidentally, the attack and defense between “me, who insisted that it was awkward because her parents were there” and “Rin, who didn’t mind at all” ended up continuing until Lisa-san came back.
What happened after that…
Well, let’s just say it wasn’t on the couch.