Ch 17 Gui Gui!! (Kanae’s POV)
When I returned to the classroom and the heat of my outburst cooled down, I was once again filled with intense regret and deep despair.
Whaaaaaaaa… What am I doing…!
I fall down on the desk with a face that is more heated than ever.
It’s not like I did it. It’s… it’s…
“Wow… Kannape is all red up to her ears…”
“What were you doing with him, Kanae, after you took him out?…”
The kids in the seats near me are whispering to me, even though I’m in class. If you care about me, you should also care about me… Stop, stop, stop, don’t poke me with your fingers!
The kids around me were grinning and poking me. I felt like I understood the feelings of the turtle in Urashima Taro.
It tickles and makes me squirm.
“Hihihi… Kannape is kind of erotic…”
“But maybe this isn’t the time to feel it… My dear Yukiya is going through the same thing over there…”
When my friend told me to look at Yuki-kun in the far seat, I saw that he was being poked by the kids in the nearby seats with their fingers.
At that moment, my heart goes cold and hard as a stone, and the next thing I know, it’s boiling from the bottom of my stomach. My eyes naturally narrow and I stare at Yuki-kun and the kids who are messing with him.
“Kanappe, scary, scary…”
“I mean, even Kanae can be jealous…”
Yeah, that part surprised me too. I’ve never been jealous of anything related to Souta-kun, so I thought I was the type of person who didn’t have to deal with that kind of thing, but in reality, I was totally wrong.
Our eyes met at the same time as if my murmur had reached Yuki-kun – this kind of thing makes me happy because I lose my muddy feelings in a flash.
I felt my face heat up slightly and waved a small hand towards Yuki-kun.
“Oh… she’s starting to wave her hands…!”
“Hey, please don’t flirt at a distance…?”
The teasing of my friends made my face hot again — stop it, Yuki-kun will find out!
And after being teased in class like this, even other classmates gathered at recess, and it was a terrible situation…
“Hey, hey, seriously, have you told Yukiya you love him or something?”
“No, that’s not the point, is it?”
“Oh no, Kanappe~, you’re so sweet~!”
Oh, everyone is having fun… This is such a bad idea.
As I looked at my friends with a bit of resentment, a thought occurred to me.
It’s not a bad thing to have a rumor with Yuki-kun…?
“Yeah… you know what! I promised Yuki-kun that I’d meet him for lunch today.”
I turned the tables and asked my friend who came by for advice.
And then, during the lunch break…
The friend who gave me the advice sends me off, telling me to “go away” and “be happy”. It’s a very deliberate way of saying it, and I know they’re definitely teasing me, but it makes my heart ache. I find myself feeling happy in this situation.
–No, calm down for a second, Yuki-kun will be attracted to you.
When I stood in front of Yuki-kun, I felt very nervous, but I gathered my courage and said.
“Yuki-Kun, do you want to have lunch in the courtyard?”
I was embarrassed that my voice sounded so sweet, but I managed to ask Yuki-kun out.
Yuki-kun was really surprised at the courtyard, but I guess it was understandable. It was a dream come true for me to have lunch in a courtyard full of couples.
I took advantage of the fact that Yuki-kun was so surprised that he froze, and decided to hold his hand and lead him.
Yuki’s hands were so different from mine, so big and burly that I felt strange, but I brought him to the courtyard and was surprised when he came to his senses and grabbed my hand tightly. Because it’s an amazing power.
And I’m still a little nervous about my throbbing hand…
I don’t want him to know how I feel, so I force him to sit on the bench.
This is where the real work begins.
“Oh, you know what, Yuki-kun? This is…”
I presented Yuki-kun with a small lunch box that I had secretly prepared.
I wanted him to accept it, I wondered if he would eat it, I wondered if it would be annoying, I should have asked him beforehand… Amidst all the expectations and anxiety, Yuki-kun accepted it with great joy and praised me as if it were nothing.
Whenever Yuki gave me a compliment, I felt happy, embarrassed, tickled in the back of my throat, and very happy.
At the end, I was so happy that my eyes even started to water and I hurriedly stopped Yuki-kun.
“I’m happy, but I’m… embarrassed, so I’ll just say… that way.”
My face is hot, my eyes are moist, and my voice is shaky… is embarrassing.
But now I’ve calmed down a bit, and I’m eating my lunch while watching Yuki-kun eat the lunch.
By the way, Yuki-kun’s hands are so big. It makes my originally small lunch box look even smaller. Besides…
“Boys are really powerful, after all.”
I’ll tell him my honest opinion, which I thought earlier. As for me, I was even feeling sad that the throbbing from Yuki’s strong grip was gone, but he said apologetically.
“I’m really sorry… is your hand okay?”
“Uh, yeah! I’m totally fine! I’m fine!”
I touched Yuki-kun’s arm as if to deceive him, upset that I had made him feel uncomfortable.
“Wow, wow, your arms are amazing! They’re so thick and… bulky and… hot and… well…”
His arms were really big, his shoulders were big, and his chest was thick and wide. His body was completely different from mine. It was strange, and I couldn’t help stroking it around.
“Kana, eh… hey, hey…”
Yuki-kun’s squeezing voice makes me realize what I’m doing. The next thing I know, my face is burning up like I’m about to explode, and I’m sick of myself for not learning.
“I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. I got caught up in… hehe, hehe.”
I apologized while laughing to cover it up, but my hand was still touching Yuki’s upper arm –Ugh, my perversion…
But although I hadn’t been aware of it before, I realized that Yuki-kun is also a boy.
To be honest, I wanted to stay like that for a little while longer, but Yuki-kun and I were both at the end of our rope, and our lunch break was running out, so that was it. The rest of the time, we ate lunch as usual, talking about trivial things.
Then we slowly walked back to the classroom floor together.
“That was a really good lunch, thanks. I’m going to stop by the bathroom.”
“No, thank you too for bringing this to me so suddenly. Oh, yes, Yuki-kun…”
“Do you want to come home with me today? Just the two of us…”
I didn’t realize how nervous I would be to ask him to come home with me. What would I do if he refused?
“Uh, but I have club activity…”
“I’ll be waiting for you… okay?”
I listened as if praying.
“… Okay. Let’s go home together.”
Yuki choked on his words for a moment, but then he smiled and nodded. I’m glad.
We parted ways in front of the stairs, and I went to class ahead of him.
My steps were so light that I was almost humming to myself.
I was feeling good about my promise to Yuki-kun, but on my way back to class…
“Kanae-san, can I have a moment of your time?”
Rinka-chan, Chris-chan, and Azaka-senpai were there.
“I’m really sorry, but I need you to come to the student council room after school today.”
Do they all look apologetic and vulnerable? What’s going on?
I nodded to Azaka-senpai’s words as I thought about the end of Yuki-kun’s club activities.
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