Chapter 9 – This Tolerance is Bad
“…You have that bento again today.”
Ah, could it be that the one who made this… Kuku♪”
I’m sorry, I feel really weird right now.
After receiving my bento from Madoka-san in the morning, I headed to school and after finishing my morning classes, it was time for the long-awaited lunch break.
As usual, Ryoma and Shirayuki came over, but I didn’t pay any attention to them and spread out the lunch box that Madoka-san had made for me.
“Like yesterday, it looks really delicious.
Did you say the next sister”
She’s beautiful, she’s got big t**s, she’s kind, she’s got big t**s.”
“Nacchan, you’re disgusting.”
“…Oops, that guy lost it.”
I feel like I’ve said something important twice, but who cares
I don’t care about Ryoma’s wry smile or Shirayuki’s glare with her cheeks puffed out, thanks to this bento, I can fight against anything.
“…Somehow, I feel like Nacchan is going far away.”
“What What’s with you suddenly”
Having said that, Shirayuki began to concentrate on eating her own lunch.
While patting Shirayuki’s head, Ryoma looked at me and said,
She’s jealous that someone we don’t know is going to take our good friend away from us.”
Nacchan is a dear friend and… I don’t like the fact that he’s being fed by someone I don’t know!”
“Don’t say it like that!”
That’s not very good for people to hear… But well, it’s nice to know that they care about me because we’re friends like this.
I met Ryoma and Shirayuki in high school, when they weren’t dating yet.
…I recalled a not unimportant but not pleasant memory.
I shook my head to get rid of it and looked at them again.
Shirayuki was staring at me in dissatisfaction while Ryouma was patting her head as he laughed in amusement.
I muttered to myself as I placed the omelet between my chopsticks and brought it in front of me.
“I wonder what it would be like to do something to your girlfriend that she doesn’t like, like swearing to an excessive degree.”
“…Hmm, can you say that they’re in a relationship I mean, some people in the world can’t stay away from a lover who does domestic violence.”
“We see it all the time in the news.
I don’t understand it.”
Well, it’s not the level of making fun of one’s lover, how could Ryoma allow such hurtful behavior Shirayuki never speaks ill of Ryoma, and Ryoma never speaks ill of Shirayuki.
At worst, they only make fun of each other.
“…Could it be you’re talking about that woman”
“…Oh no, that’s not why–“
I immediately tried to cover it up, but… It was a bad idea.
However, the two of them must have sensed something, because they didn’t pursue the matter any further, and I felt their concern in that respect.
After I finished the special lunch box that Madoka-san made, Ryoma got up from his seat and said he had to go to the toilet.
The only ones left were me and Shirayuki, who looked straight at me and opened her mouth to say,
“I’m sorry for trying to ask you so many questions, okay But I didn’t mean to offend you… Since then, I’ve become very sensitive about Nacchan.”
“No, it’s fine.
I’d rather think I’ve got a good friend.”
That’s good then… But you see…”
Shirayuki looked down once with a smile, but then looked at me again with her amber eyes.
The glint in her eyes startled me a little, but I looked back into her eyes.
“For me and Ryoma, Nacchan is a really important friend.
If that person does something bad to Nacchan, I won’t forgive them… Well, as far as I can see from Nacchan, she seems to be okay.”
“…And she’s got big b***s too!”
It’s a classroom and you’re talking too loud, seriously!
As Shirayuki turned away with a huff, I let out a sigh and realized once again that both Shirayuki and Ryoma are great friends to me.
I feel like she’s being a little nost, but I’m sure Shirayuki will complain if I say so, so I’ll keep quiet.
I spent the rest of the afternoon in class and then left school shortly after class ended.
Today I declined their invitation and went alone to a shop in the city.
It’s in front of the station, on a street lined with shops.
I stepped into a stylish sweets store.
Ryoma and Shirayuki often come here together, but of course I’ve never been to a place like this as I’ve never had a girlfriend.
“…I wonder what Madoka-san’s favorite sweets are.”
…Come to think of it, I don’t know anything about her.
So much for negative thinking.
Anyway, strawberry shortcake is a classic and so are cream puffs… Ah, this apple pie looks delicious as well.
“Excuse me, I’ll take this.”
“Thank you very much.”
The shop assistant gave me a paper bag and I left the shop.
On the way home, I saw a duo of guy and girl who were very flamboyant… Hmm, I didn’t really want to get involved with them.
I know it’s bad to judge people by their looks, but… The guy was throwing away cigarette butts and the girl didn’t pay attention or do anything about it…
I watched them walk off and picked up the discarded cigarette butt some distance away.
I walked to a smoking area a little further away and I made sure I threw the butts away.
“Well, then, let’s go home.”
I can’t wait to meet Madoka-san… I thought about how much I care about her so far, but I can’t help it if she treats me like that.
“…She’s not hit again…is she”
Before I knew it, I was on my way home.
When I arrived at the flat, I went to Madoka-san’s room rather than my own, and as soon as I pressed the intercom, the door opened.
“Welcome back, Chinatsu-kun♪”
“I’m home, Madoka-san.”
“Come in, come in.”
Madoka-san took my hand and welcomed me into the room as she spoke.
I was surprised when she took my hand as if it was a normal thing to do, but… Oh well, sorry for intruding!
“Madoka-san, I bought this.”
“Eh Wow, that looks amazingly delicious♪”
Madoka-san looked happy when she saw the contents of the paper bag, so I was relieved too.
Then, while making sure Madoka-san wouldn’t notice, I glanced at her cheeks, which were red when she came home yesterday… I was relieved to see that there didn’t seem to be any aftermath of the slap.
“…You’re worried about me, aren’t you”
I was not looking at her earlier, and when I turned my eyes in surprise, Madoka-san was staring at me… It’s really weird, looking into Madoka-san’s eyes seems to make me feel flustered everytime.
“Don’t worry, you don’t have anything to be worried about, okay But let me thank you for your concern and the sweets.”
Once again, I was gently taken by the hand and led to the sofa.
Madoka sat down and patted her thighs… Could this be the legendary lap pillow
“Come, this older sister will heal you♪”
I couldn’t go against Madoka-san’s words.
I feel like I’m going to lose if I admit it, but I feel something sweet eroding the inside of my heart.
But I’m sure I didn’t mind it, as I followed Madoka-san’s lead and placed my head on her thighs.
“Good boy, good boy, you’re so cute and kind… Chinatsu-kun is a very good boy.”
“I’m not lying, you know I have to prepare the bath and dinner, but let’s just stay like this for a bit, okay”
Naturally, I nodded my head.
…When I think about it calmly, I think this tolerance is really bad.
It’s hard to put it into words, but I feel like there’s something that’s catching me from under my feet.
“…It’s really huge.”
Perhaps because I was in a daze, such a murmur escaped from my mouth when I saw the two large bulges in front of me.
Naturally, Madoka-san seemed to have heard me, and she giggled.
I then apologized immediately.