Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai! - 160 - Volume 18 Illustrations_
Extra after Chapter
Taiwan version from Light Country
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Scanned image: wind
I’m not supposed to say this myself, but I, Yuta Segawa, have had a very turbulent life.
There may be people who don’t know what I’m talking about now, but let me explain a little about that.
After losing both parents at a young age and then losing my only sister, I took in the three sisters left behind by my sister and her wife for some reason. This was eight years ago.
Since then, many things have happened. If there was a big change, yes, it was the change in the name of the home of my sister and her three children, the Kotoroyu family, to Segawa.
It was four years ago. The eldest daughter, Kotori Yuki, married me, so that the third daughter, Kotori Daisy, became our adopted daughter. Then the second daughter, Miyu, who was the only one who chose the Takanashi family name, started to live with her biological mother, Sacha, and the Takanashi family in Ikebukuro no longer had a Takanashi family.
Although I was a bit annoyed by the change of Takanashi’s name plate to Segawa, Sora said to me, “I’m happy to become Segawa Sora.” I was also laughed at by Miyu, who said, “Uncle always cares about strange places. I’ve practiced changing my name several times. But I still think, “Is this good? Even if this house is not the Takanashi house, it may not change, but it is still a precious home that we will come back to. I think only Shingo’s brother-in-law will be angry in heaven, right? But what he’s angry about is not the change of the name plate, but the fact that I married Sora – and then Yuuri-san will be telling him off, I’m sure ……
These eight years were indeed very hard, but I always felt very happy. Then, this kind of life also continued until now. I’m worried about my children, I’m worried about myself, and every day seems long and short.
It is a day that is spent with the help of many people and with the help of everyone.
One by one the children grew up and went on their own way. I have also matured a little bit ……, right? However, if there is one thing that has not changed, it is…
I am, and will be, a father in the future.
Well, for Sora, it’s not a father, but a husband. She’ll be angry if I don’t make it clear. That’s right.
There were two knocks on the door.
“Uncle, Sora-san, good morning, breakfast is ready…”
A cute voice came from the other side of the door.
“Wow! Morning, morning? It’s already morning! Oh no!”
I jumped up from the bed, and Sora, who was sleeping next to me, seemed to have woken up and was rubbing his eyes sleepily.
I seem to have finally gotten used to Sora sleeping next to me. But it’s my secret that I still blush when I look directly at her …… now.
“Uncle, if you don’t get up quickly the company ……”
“Ah! Well, thank you, little chick.”
I opened the door, the third daughter of the Takanashi family, and the eldest daughter of the Segawa family, Daisy stood in front of the door.
This spring, Daisy became a sixth grader in elementary school, and her long, thin hands and feet changed her from a child to a young girl. With her big black eyes and cute face, her b*****s have also grown, causing her uncle to worry more and more.
Her long black hair, identical to Yuuri’s, remained straight, and although it remained the same, she looked more and more like her sister.
“Ah! Sora-san, don’t stay in bed. You’ve been sleeping a lot lately.”
She said to Sora who was lying on her back again.
It’s so cute how Sora and the little chick are reversing their positions lately.
“I’m sorry, Hideyo, did you make breakfast?”
“I’ll leave it to Daisy! But it’s just toast, salad, and soup.”
That’s pretty good for an elementary school student, and she’s really grown into a good kid.
“Then I’ll add one more side dish.”
The fully awake Sora immediately began to change.
“Uncle, hurry up and get dressed too.”
Daisy followed Sora, who had left the room in a hurry, out of the room.
The rest of me ……
“…… I’ve fallen asleep before I finished reading.”
I said with a sigh as I tidied up the materials scattered around my pillow.
“Really! I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to see this!”
A lovely rebuke sounded from the breakfast table.
“I’ve told you several times that it’s rude to read information while eating.”
A very cute little chick with an angry face.
“Yes, sorry …… I, I know, but you have to read it before the noon meeting.”
I said so, while I could not help but use the afterglow to sweep over the text on the information, and the eyes of the little girl is getting more and more sinister. I felt bad if I continued reading, so I panicked and hid the information behind my back.
“Brother …… is not, Yuuta has to work, so let him go.”
Sora carefully folded his apron and took a seat at the breakfast table one step behind us.
Loose in order not to disturb the work and tied in the back into a bundle of hair look like a mother who is completely familiar with household matters. The innocent girl has become a calm beauty.
It was only natural. For four years after we got married, Sora took care of all the household chores while attending music college. This spring, she started working, and she hasn’t changed at all. However, there were occasional times like today when I overslept and let Kouko make breakfast.
“Yuuta, will you be home late today?”
“Ah, because the day after tomorrow is the draft day, so just in case, I might stay overnight at the office.”
Sora frowned a little lonely.
“Sora is the one who is too busy to work and take care of family matters?”
“At first I was not used to it, I was a bit overwhelmed, but now it’s no problem. The hours are short and I’m happy.”
Really? That’s good.
Although Sora said she wanted to work, it was worrying whether she was forcing herself.
The smile on Sora’s face showed that she was having a good time.
“Hooooooooooooooooooooooo …… Good morning. Good morning, everyone.”
At this time, sleepy-eyed appearance of a blonde hair, body beyond the Japanese beauty girl.
“Miyu is up too late.”
“We don’t have first period class today, so it’s okay.
Miu said as she sat down at the table and yawned widely.
“Good morning, Miu. You spent the night here yesterday, too.”
“I had trouble getting home, but I fell asleep before my uncle came home.”
She wore her sweatshirt as a nightgown and her long blonde hair danced around. This somewhat casual appearance not only does not deduct points from her beauty, but rather, the unadorned beauty of her miraculous look is highlighted. This spring, Miharu also successfully entered a voluntary school and became a college girl.
“Miu, have you washed your face? It’s so sloppy.”
“What does it matter. It’s okay to relax a little when I come back occasionally.”
“Occasionally, you’ve been spending the night here every day lately, haven’t you? Sasha sister did not say anything?”
“Well …… I think so ~”
By Sora so read, Miyu ambiguously replied.
“Ah, sis, I’ll just have coffee.”
The one who was surprised by Miu’s statement that she didn’t need breakfast was not Sora, but Daisy for some reason.
“Miu-san, today’s breakfast was cooked by Daisy, but the side dishes were cooked by Sora-san.”
“Sorry, sorry. I have no appetite …… dinner I will eat well, just give me a break.”
Miyu closed her eyes and apologized to her sister who puffed up her cheeks.
That said, she also seems to want to spend the night here tonight.
Her home is close by, and it feels more like home to Miyu, but I’m still worried about Sasha, who lives with her. I’ll call her later.
“It’s bad for your health if you don’t eat well in the morning, really ……”
“Wait a minute, what are you doing, sister.”
Miyu said in a panic.
I looked at the side dishes for two people in front of Sora.
“Sora, do you want to eat all of them?”
“Oh, because it’s all on the plate, and it’s a bit …… to put it back.”
Sora said with a troubled face.
No, I understand your feelings, but is it okay to eat for two in the morning?
“Sister, have you eaten too much lately? Yesterday after dinner, did not also eat two popsicles.”
“Yesterday, I was hungry because I had choir practice after work! And I shared the second one with Daisy!”
The young woman who was trying to explain looked like she was blushing from shyness.
“The little girl is a schoolboy in her formative years, but your sister is already a 22-year-old adult, so eating more will only turn you into fat. Look, the belly and butterfly sleeves are growing out.”
“What the h**l! Don’t make noise when your sisters are eating!”
Daisy scolded the two of them, who were shouting and blushing.
They were scolded like children for being “bad boys! After they were scolded like children, they both had embarrassed expressions on their faces, which was very interesting.
Moreover, just now, Daisy’s scolding look was exactly like her sister’s.
I naturally smiled as if I had seen a nostalgic scene.
“Uncle, what are you laughing at? I know you’re secretly working under the table.”
Well …… was found out.
“Little, little chick is getting better every year, uncle is also very happy.”
I fought a confused battle and hid the information out of sight of my little one.
So I missed the loneliness I felt when my little girl didn’t call me “uncle”. I tried all sorts of things to get her to call me “uncle” again, and I missed the time when I finally made her angry.
“Yes, uncle. A busy uncle can only talk to his little girl at dinner time, right? Work is important, but I want you to look at my face.”
The little girl who said that with a smile on her face was very courageous. The “uncle” I hadn’t heard in a long time also pierced into my chest.
“I’m sorry, Daisy. I’ll eat well, and I’ll keep the time I have with my family.”
I couldn’t help but apologize. I’m really sorry, I can’t stop talking about work.
“Got it? No wonder it takes so long to choose clothes every time, right? You should eat quickly, too. Auntie Ryoko said she’s coming today.
“Yeah, yeah, that’s right. I have to eat quickly and clean up before she comes.”
“Me too! Now get ready!”
The two sisters panicked and began to act.
Now I don’t know who is the sister and who is the sister, and while I was looking at them with a bitter smile, Daisy turned her head to me and said.
“Uncle too, you can be so leisurely?”
“Huh …… oh wow! It’s already so late! I have to go out quickly to do so!”
Looking at my watch I started to panic and took a big bite of the dish in front of me .
“Oh no, no! Auntie just sent an email saying it will arrive in the morning!”
“Oh! My shirt is wrinkled!”
I shouted as I looked at my cell phone screen.
Next, Miu’s scream came from the bathroom.
The Setagawa family, which had been so peaceful before, suddenly fell into panic.
“Uh …… it should be too late to run to the station now …… the information that hasn’t been read on the tram should …… spike moment can’t be helped, um… …”
“Wash the dishes after breakfast,vacuum cleaner to clean the living room …… ah ah! And also wash clothes! See the laundry basket full of aunt will be angry!”
“I obviously like this jacket, so I can’t wear this today. Why don’t we just go back to mom’s apartment …… first? Today mom is home until noon! I forgot to contact you last night, I will definitely be scolded!”
I panicked and ready to go out, the small empty while reading how to do how to do, but still while eating breakfast for two, Miyu is holding a jacket in his hand head worry.
“I told you several times not to panic in the morning!”
The living room of Segawa’s house, which had suddenly turned into a battlefield, sounded a shout from Daisy.
“Everyone, listen to Daisy!”
After Chapter 1: Segawa Air, the entanglement of the fourth year of college
The man, who was in a panic under the sudden dazzling light, looked back.
“Sh……ase,Segawa Yuta……! Why are you here ……!”
His expression was tinged with shock as he realized who was responsible for the light that illuminated him.
Of course, even I didn’t believe I was in such a place.
When I first became a member of society, I must have never dreamed that I would be in Atami in the middle of the night at a time when the New Year was approaching.
However, it was also work. I chased the escaped writer, cornered him, and collected the original manuscript.
If I may say why, it’s because Segawa Yuta is a one-man editor.
“Why should I say anything, Kitanosawa-sensei? Isn’t the deadline long past?”
“Wait, wait a minute, Segawa-chan! Let me explain!”
Covering his face from the glare of the headlights, Kitanosawa-sensei replied in a panic.
We were at the end of the cape, and the cold waves that slapped onto the shore at that moment made the scene very atmospheric, giving me the impression that the detective had cornered the suspect.
“Yes, I’ve been waiting a week, so I can’t wait any longer.”
I glanced at my watch to confirm that the time had passed zero hour and another day had passed.
“I, I know. I’ll write, I’ll write. But there’s no computer here, and the last train of the Shinkansen has already passed.”
“No problem, that’s why I drove here. I can get to Tokyo in less than two hours by highway. Next until the printing press starts at nine in the morning …… you see, there are still seven hours.”
“Well …… but I’ve heard that the job of an editor is very demanding. Isn’t it dangerous to drive tired? So let’s just enjoy seafood at Atami tonight and go back slowly in the morning?”
“It’s because there are writers like you, teacher, who are dragging their drafts and fleeing, that the editor’s position is strict! Okay please get in the car quickly!”
“I don’t want it! I want to eat sashimi!”
I shoved the writer, who was two rounds older than me and was crying like a child, into the passenger seat with brute force and drove off to Tokyo.
It’s been four years since I, Segawa Yuta, started working at a small publishing house in Tokyo.
After four years of work, I became more skilled and started to work as a writer’s editor-in-charge.
It’s hard to compare the responsibility and workload with what I had before.
I am very proud of this and feel a sense of accomplishment. I’m not going to mention the fact that the writer I’m in charge of is a bit of a pain in the a*s, but I’m not going to complain if I get a small pay raise.
“Write, finish writing …… ……”
After writing the last line, Kitanosawa-sensei collapsed backwards as if he had exhausted his strength.
It was just after 7:30 a.m., much earlier than scheduled. He writes quickly when he’s motivated, and the content is interesting, but the problem is how to keep him motivated.
I climbed up on the tatami mats to his computer and sent the file to the editorial office and my email address.
“…… Yes, I did receive it. Thank you for your hard work, Sensei.”
“I’m really tired, Segawa-chan. I want to eat sashimi ……!”
This person is still talking.
“I’ll take this year’s copy of the original, so go have a drink.”
“Hey ~ ~ Segawa-chan, come with us! Then we’ll go back to the store with the lady.”
“I have work ahead of me. And I’m married, so I’m not going to that kind of place.”
When I refused so firmly, Kitanosawa-sensei suddenly jumped up from the tatami.
“Ah! The legendary beautiful wife who studied at the music university! Didn’t she take her in from junior high school?”
“Wait! Why do you know that?”
Who is it! Who told this man!
“You’re quite capable of raising your wife to be the girl you like, you curator.”
“I didn’t make such an evil plan!”
Anyway, I was the one who was most surprised that I ended up marrying Sora.
“Good …… college girl …… JD …… live ……”
The teacher snickered and stroked her chin like she was thinking of something nasty.
I have said several times that this person is two rounds older than me and is already a grandfather with grandchildren. The college girl is simply younger than her own daughter, right?
“I said, I said, come to the sorority next time. Come to a sorority with a college girl.”
What kind of husband would help his wife’s classmates with a sorority.
“I can’t stand it. Is that why you keep saying that, so your wife can run away?”
“No, I didn’t run away! I just changed my last name and moved in with my daughter!”
Hey, isn’t that running away ……
“Also, my wife stopped being a college girl after she graduated in the spring.”
“Huh ~ ~ not a college girl anymore? What is it ……”
Kitanosawa-sensei muttered as if he had suddenly lost interest, the point is here.
Although he would delay the draft and run away, and like young girls, frankly is a very difficult person, but I do not know why I have an inexplicable feeling of closeness to him. He was also the first writer I was responsible for, so I couldn’t help but care about him. Thanks to that, I’ve known him for three years. I’ve spent most of my days as an editor with this guy. Not with this weirdo ……, he writes funny stuff. That’s everything to a writer. Well, I’m getting better as an editor.
“So the original manuscript has been received, I’ll go back to the editorial office.”
“Hey, are you going back? Let’s talk a little more.”
“No, even if you say so ……”
At this age, one does get lonely.
Although I heard that his divorce was finalized and his ex-wife and daughter occasionally came to take care of him, it is true that he was separated from his family.
I understand the loneliness and difficulty.
What to do? Let’s invite him to dinner after work.
“I’d like to talk to Segawa-chan. You took in three sisters, didn’t you? The second daughter is a beautiful girl of mixed blood, and this year she became a college girl ……”
“So why do you know so well!
This grandfather is definitely not the kind of person who would be lonely alone.
I left as if I was running away from the writer responsible for hugging me by shouting “college girl, college girl”.
Next year, I’ll start pushing harder.
On the way back to the editor’s office, I swore to myself firmly.
Rika walked into the coffee shop where we had agreed to meet and saw Sora’s figure by the window.
She looked like she had just finished her interview, dressed in a dark suit. She recalled with nostalgia the time when she wore that kind of suit and tried to get a job. Rika, who had received several job offers from companies, decided to become a teacher, so she didn’t take much time.
Kokone, who was looking at her notebook, looked up as if she had arrived.
The smile like a blossoming flower made Raihyang look dumbfounded. Inwardly, she said that she was really worthy of beating her rival. It had been three and a half years since the lightning student had married, and the charm of a young wife full of interest had gradually emerged.
“Rika-san, long time no see.”
“Well, it’s been a long time.”
Laika smiled at Sora, who stood up and bowed her head, and sat down opposite her.
“Sorry to ask you out like this on a rare vacation.”
“Don’t worry, I want to see you too.”
Next year will be her sixth year as a teacher, and it’s a milestone. It was also true that she wanted to meet with Yuuta and Sora as much as possible.
“How’s everyone doing?”
“Yes, everyone’s fine. Yuuta seems to be very busy and hard at work, Miyu still keeps coming over to stay overnight, and you know what about Hina.”
“Well, Hina is fine.”
The two had a teacher-student relationship at school, and although they didn’t get to talk a lot, Daisy was a young girl that you couldn’t help but notice and love.
“So, what do you want to talk to me about?”
“Uh …… that ……”
The smile of the small empty face hides a layer of gloom, slightly hesitantly speaks.
“Actually, I’m a little troubled about taking office.”
Hearing that, Rai Xiang remembered that Sora would graduate from the university this spring.
“A job? Aren’t you going to be a housewife?”
“Don’t say the same thing to Rika-san! ……”
I found out that Sora had been teased by “I’m jealous that you found a place to work permanently” at the university.
But Sora said she didn’t want to depend on Yuta all the time and wanted to be independent so that the two could be equal.
It’s true that it’s very much like what Sora would have thought.
However, Sora’s inauguration was not going well.
Reika knew that there were only a few places to work after graduating from Yonaguni, and it was very difficult to find a job.
One of the poor places to find a job was to become a teacher at the school, just like Reika.
“I want to use the music I’ve learned along the way as a job. If I could, I’d like to be a music teacher, but it’s not going well. So I’d like to get Rika-san’s advice as a reference.”
If she’s asking this kind of question, it means she’s already taken several entrance exams.
Reika thought about it for a while and decided to confess to her without hiding anything for the sake of Kokone.
“To be honest, it’s hard to be a music teacher.”
“Is it hard ……?”
“Unlike other subjects, a school has only one music teacher, at most two. The threshold is already very narrow.”
“Hara, so it is.”
“And, there is another problem. It’s Sora’s problem.”
Sora looked at Leika with some confusion.
“Most teachers are reassigned once every five,six years.”
“Huh …… is that so?”
Sora’s eyes widened in surprise, it seems she did not know.
“Because teachers’ jobs are repeated every year. The environment is changed in order to keep teachers from slacking off. Basically, if a teacher wants to stay, he or she will be taken into consideration, but in order for new teachers to gain experience, there are often frequent transfers.”
If you move to a school far away from home, the commute from home can be very difficult.
Although it seems that the schools that are considered for transfer are designed to ease the burden of teachers who are married and have families, it is still difficult for new teachers.
Moreover, considering Sora’s personality, it is not a good thing to have frequent changes in the workplace environment.
She cherishes her family and her surroundings, which means she cherishes her home.
That’s how Rika understands Kokone’s personality, as she values a long and stable life in one place more than a new environment.
“Is there any other way to make a living from music?”
“Well, some of my classmates have opened their own music classrooms …… but, to do so, they need all kinds of equipment such as soundproof equipment, so ……”
It is indeed impossible to have such money, Sora slumped his shoulders .
In this way, Laika could hardly give her advice.
“Cheer up, I’ll also help investigate and see if I can help Sora.”
Of course there was already a music teacher at the elementary school where Rika worked, but maybe she knew of a good place to work.
Looking at Sora, who was full of anxiety but still trying to smile, Rai Xiang decided to help her as much as she could.
“Thank you for talking with me, Rika-san ……. Would you like to come to our house next, if it’s convenient? Please come over for dinner, I’ll try my best to cook.”
She was very happy to be invited by Sora, but as a teacher, she still had some concerns. Just when she was wondering what to do, a familiar voice came to her ears.
At the sound of the voice, the eyes gathered on the two of them moved to the entrance. The one standing there was Miyu, Kokone’s sister. As usual, she was also a blonde girl with a beautiful face.
“Hey, Miyu, why?”
“It’s been a long time, Rika-san. It’s your fault for sitting by the window, you’re too conspicuous! Everyone who walked by the cafe must have stopped to look at you, and I thought it was Rika-san and sis!”
Miyu said with a smile as she ran quickly and sat down gently in an empty seat.
“Miyu is also very conspicuous.”
“But it can’t be helped, it’s not as good as Laika’s sister.”
“I still think Miyu is more powerful.”
“There, there, even if I’m a beautiful girl, I can’t compare to Rika-san’s body!”
I’m not sure if I’m a girl, but I’m not as good as Rika’s figure!” said Miyu, and moved her eyes to Rika’s full b*****s.
“Well …… I think you both are very good.”
Sora looked at Rai Xiang and Miyu as if she had nothing to do with it ……
“Well, Sora is just not self-conscious.”
“Yes, yes, your sister’s popularity in our school has not changed after four years. It is really worthy of everyone’s longing for the saint lady ~~”
“No! No, I didn’t!”
Rika and Miyu looked at Sora with a warm smile and waved their hands in denial.
The eyes of the surroundings were all gathered in this corner of the cafe.
“What is that …… which artist?”
“Wow ah, three people are the kind of big beauty, too exaggerated!”
“Big, big feast your eyes ~~!”
“Yes, is there any event? Where’s the camera?”
“Strange? I think I’ve seen it on the internet ……?”
The excitement didn’t stop after the three of them noticed the commotion inside the store and the pedestrians outside the window stopping to look at the store and leaving.
After working all night and returning home, my house was very lively.
“Welcome home, Yuuta.”
“Welcome home …… Yuta.”
In the kitchen, Sacha, Raika, Sora and Daisy were lined up preparing dinner. The Segawa family’s spacious kitchen was a bit crowded even with so many people gathered.
“Uh …… I’m back. So, what happened?”
“I ran into Miyu in the middle of a conversation with Rika-san, so I suggested that we all come over for dinner.”
The small empty while smiling bitterly said so.
It seems that because they were too conspicuous to stay in the cafe, they came to take refuge at home. However, Rika and Miyu are usually conspicuous enough, plus Sora is also a beautiful woman, the three together is definitely more powerful, so it became so lively.
“Okay, okay, uncle, sit down first, work is very hard, right?”
“Oh, well, thank you, hatchling.”
Daisy grabbed my briefcase and pushed me to sit on the sofa.
I was not the only one who was excluded from the kitchen warfare, Miyu was also lying on the sofa with her cell phone.
“Good work, uncle. You spent the night at the office yesterday, didn’t you? The publishing company is really hard.”
“It’s okay, it’s only the end of the year that’s busy.”
I replied as I took my eyes off Miyu’s randomly placed legs.
I knew she was defenseless because she trusted me as a family member, but I couldn’t deny that I didn’t know where to place my eyes.
She was an elementary school student when I took her in, but now she’s in her third year of high school.
The long, thin legs that stick out from her uniform skirt and her shapely body are becoming more and more like her mother, Sasha, and her growth is remarkable.
From then, she was already a beautiful girl beyond the standard, and now she has also broken the shell of a young girl and upgraded to a beautiful girl.
Moreover, the clothes made by Miyu, who is very sensitive to fashion, fit well on her body, and the hemline is very short.
As an uncle, I was very worried.
“Uncle, the meal is ready!”
Daisy’s voice came to my ears while I was watching TV and waiting for dinner.
There were various kinds of dishes on the table, such as Japanese, foreign, and Russian.
“The dishes are made separately, so there’s no sense of unity.”
“It doesn’t matter, it’s just fun.”
I replied with a smile and sat down in my usual seat.
“I’m ready to go.”
After Daisy said this with a polite clasp of her hands, everyone started to eat.
However, it was quite a sight to see.
The ratio of men to women was a staggering one to five, and all of them were beautiful girls who would naturally attract attention on the road.
Four years ago, this situation was taken for granted …… is really a luxurious environment.
“Well, what’s wrong, Yuta?”
“No, I was just thinking that it’s been a long time since I’ve eaten with everyone like this.”
“Well, that’s true.”
Miyu agreed as she ate the fried burdock shredded by Laika’s sister.
“Because uncle always works late.”
“Mom is the same, she’s been coming home after midnight lately.”
Sacha and I looked at each other with a slightly troubled expression when our daughters said that. It seems that every line of work is the same, especially busy at the end of the year.
“The Japanese people are too busy working. I blame it on that, so we have to cooperate.”
Alas, Sacha sighed with a weary sigh.
Sacha, who is also a designer and president of her own company, has been working hard since she moved her company from Russia to Japan.
Probably because she was so fulfilled both in the workplace and in private, she felt more energetic and younger than before …….
“Mom, it’s better for you to take it easy at work, right? You’re not getting any younger.”
“What! How rude! I’m still young!”
Well, Sacha was indeed fifteen when she came to Japan as a model, and gave birth to Miyu two years later, so ……
“Yuuta, you’re counting my age right?”
“Well …… I,I didn’t, I wouldn’t dare to do such a terrible thing.”
By her precious blue pupils fierce glare, I hurriedly shook my head .
So close so close . For women, the topic of age is taboo, this is called not careful, right.
“Rika-san seems to be very busy with her work too. Is it really hard to be a teacher?”
“Well, it’s okay, a little.”
When Sora asked me that, Rika replied briefly.
Rika-san, who entered society before me, will be in her sixth year of teaching next year.
She seems to be the most popular teacher in the school now.
“Speaking of Rika-san, the beginning of this year seems to be especially hard.”
“Yes, yes, I saw that… <>!”
Miu spoke up as if she remembered something, and Sacha echoed her words.
For some reason, the expression on Rika’s face, which was usually unchanging, was now more sullen than ever before.
“An elementary school teacher who is too good-looking”.
At this time last year, a picture with this title was circulating on the Internet.
The photo was taken at a field day by the student’s father and brother. At first glance, the photo only shows the student running hard, but with recent digital cameras, the picture quality is so high that if you look closer, you can see the girl in the corner cheering loudly for the student.
The photo spread instantly, and when the new school year started after New Year’s Eve, the “too-high-faced elementary school teacher”, Rika, became a big news story on par with artists.
The school has been swarming with media for days, with interviews being commissioned. However, both Rika and the elementary school refused to do any interviews, so the media waited outside the school to see the face of the legendary teacher.
Some might say that being popular is a good thing, but it seems that Rika was unable to show her face for a while, and her students were exposed to inappropriate media interviews, making her quite disturbed.
Don’t be surprised to hear that it was our angel, Daisy, who stepped forward at this time.
“We have to protect Rika-sensei!”
She said to the students, and literally became a shield to protect Rika-sensei.
In this way, even the media and the people who were watching were afraid of the bad publicity and could not continue to take strong measures.
After a while, when an idol relationship was exposed and a major political scandal occurred, the fervor gradually subsided.
“It was a tough time.”
Sora muttered with emotion. Daisy was also half the person involved, and Sora and I were worried about it every day. It was lucky that the incident didn’t go on and on.
“We’re working hard, because we all like Rika-sensei the most.”
The little girl who said that proudly was an angel.
“It’s all thanks to Daisy. But I’m still giving you guys a hard time.”
“It’s not Rika-sensei’s fault.”
“Thank you. It’s good that Yuuta said that.”
Rika-senpai said that with a light smile.
When I think about it, the picture of Rika-senpai also has a cheerful smile that I’ve never seen before.
It’s true that it’s only a glimpse, but there’s nothing we can do about it.
After the rare lively dinner, lazing around for a while, I didn’t realize that the time had come to 10 o’clock.
How strange. I obviously stayed up until morning yesterday and wanted to go to bed early.
“Miyu, it’s almost time to go home.”
“Huh~~ so soon?”
Miu, who was playing a game with Daisy, said discontentedly.
“I’ll spend the night here tonight.”
Sacha said “Don’t be silly” and rejected Miyu.
“Miyu, don’t you have to study? You’re a candidate now, right?”
It’s true that Miyu’s school is one of the top dress colleges in the city.
“What are you talking about, uncle? How could I have failed?”
It sounded like she believed in herself from the bottom of her heart.
She was a beautiful girl with a mother who had crossed over to the world of designers, and her level was different.
As a result, Miyu was half-heartedly dragged back by the angry Sacha.
“Well, I’m going home too.”
“Ah, wait a minute, Rika-san.”
Rika-san, who was heading for the entrance, was stopped by Kou.
“Here, this is extra for today, please take it.”
“Yes …… thank you.”
Rika took the bag with the freshness box and showed a small smile.
“Uncle! What are you doing!”
“Um ……? What, what?”
I said then come back to play sometime, and when I sent her to the entrance, I was suddenly scolded by Daisy.
“Laika-sensei is a girl, how can we not send her home!”
“No, I’ll be by myself too ……”
Raisuka-sensei looked embarrassed at the aggressive chick.
“Daisy is right. Yuuta, I know you’re tired, but can I trouble you?”
“Yes, yes …… I know.”
I was asked to do so with a reassuring smile.
Walking side by side on the street at night, I suddenly felt a sense of nostalgia.
When was the last time I was alone with Rika?
I used to walk her home like this when I was in college. I rejected Rika’s confession and went to my own job, and Rika became a teacher at …… and naturally found a distance between us.
Although I did not progress the relationship to more than friends, but I still think this distance is good for both …… but this may be my wishful thinking.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you at home, Rika.”
“Because I’m a teacher, I can’t help it.”
It’s not good for a class instructor to be particularly close to only one student, and it’s a natural course of action.
“Recently I also did not meet up with everyone in the road research it …… ah, by the way, you know? That guy Renmura opened another branch in this neighborhood oh?”
Hearing the topic of past companions, Rai Xiang schoolmate opened her eyes wide with joy.
In order to avoid the passionate girls, he hid himself in the coffee & bar Koryo, so he was hired as a store manager. Then the year before, the owner, Hiromi, opened his own store with his own money.
At that time, I, Laika, Sago, and all of you who had exchanges with each other in college gathered together and had a big celebration.
I didn’t think it would be long before he opened a second store, which I’m sure he and we were not expecting.
“Really, Imura is amazing.”
“He’s a good cook and a good social worker, so I guess it’s his vocation.”
Perhaps on the other hand, his frivolity is further refined by his reputation as a young industrialist in the food industry.
“In that case, I don’t know what’s wrong with Saku-senpai. Does Reika-san know?”
Saku graduated from the university after me, then went on to graduate school and stayed there for two years before finally finishing. At the end, the principal seemed to ask him personally to “please leave quickly” ……
“He must be alive somewhere.”
“No, care for him a little more ……”
Actually, I think he’s living a casual life too.
Now and then he sends mail, but at that time he seems to be in another country, and as usual he is an inexplicable person.
“It’s rare that I want to meet everyone ……”
“Well, then let’s get everyone here.”
Reika-senpai said readily.
“That’s really sudden …… but, it’s nice to have a drink with everyone from Luyen. Then I’ll look for it. When is it more convenient to start?”
“So soon! It’s too sudden, I can’t do it!”
“Is that so? Then there’s no way, leave it to Yuuta.”
This tone of voice, is she serious ……?
“But …… it’s better not to be too late.”
Suddenly, Laika schoolmate’s tone sank, as if she was indicating some major intention.
“I told Sora, there is a possibility, I will be transferred to another school after next year.”
Rika-senpai transferred to another school? That means she’ll go far away?
My heart is only full of confusion.
“It’s a good time for the school and the students to be in trouble because of the news.”
“But, but, it’s not Rika’s fault ……”
“Teachers are supposed to be reassigned once every five or six years.”
Rika-senpai said it was a rule.
But, all of a sudden, I said that too ……
“Yuuta, you’re too excited.”
“Suddenly, of course I’m excited when you suddenly tell me something like that.”
“Not yet decided, maybe the school is unexpectedly close.”
Even though Reika-san said that, she must be planning to apply for a transfer herself.
For the sake of the school and the students.
Although I was shaken by the sudden news, it was inevitable that I would be transferred to another position once I became a member of society.
I can’t stay the same as when I was a student.
It was a bit lonely, but it was the right thing to do as an adult, to accept the truth and move on.
“There are also good things.”
“I’ll be able to come and play without any worries after I change schools.”
“I see, there are also such thoughts ……”
“I’ll be able to see Yuuta more often.”
I was astonished to look at Laika-senpai.
“Oh …… just kidding.”
The look on Rika’s face when she said that with a smile reminded me of the time when she teased me under the guise of “experimenting”.
A few days after discussing the job with Rika, Sora came to the karaoke box with Yoko.
However, she didn’t come to play with her friends, but brought her instrument in for personal practice.
At this time of the year, all the piano rooms at the university were fully booked. Even if she was lucky enough to get a reservation, she could only use it for one or two hours, so she couldn’t practice properly. Karaoke rooms are very convenient at this time.
There are karaoke rooms everywhere in front of the station, and the cost is relatively cheap during the day, and you can order food and drinks.
Almost everyone who is a student of music has come to practice.
There are also students who have a soundproof room at home or rent a recording studio for their own use. But Sora, who paid for his tuition with a scholarship, did not have the luxury to enjoy such luxury.
It took several days of practice to make up for one day off from music, and Kokone, who was the soloist in the graduation concert, couldn’t stop practicing even though she was looking for a job.
“I’m sorry, Yoko, for asking you to practice with me.”
“I’m fine with that. Don’t look forward to my performance more than this. I haven’t touched the piano lately.”
Yoko replied as she stretched her arms.
Yoko was a senior in college like Sora. Normally, it would be a time when she was running around for her graduation thesis and job hunting, but she had decided to take a job at her family’s Hanamura Fruit from the very beginning, so when Kokone asked her to practice with her, she agreed without saying a word.
“By the way, didn’t you ask anyone from the same university?”
“Everyone is busy with employment activities and graduation exams, so there is no room to help others.”
Incidentally, since Sora was the only one among her classmates who was chosen to sing as a soloist, everyone looked at her very harshly. If she failed to make a fool of herself, there was no telling what kind of gossip she would get, and she would be embarrassed to name her mentor.
“It’s just like the rumors, the University of Music is a magic place. It’s great that I didn’t accidentally choose this path.”
“Oh …… don’t say that, Yoko. It’s really hard, and I don’t know where I’m going to be employed ……”
“Oh? Miss Empty has not long been permanently inaugurated? Is it hard to say that your dear brother is so useless that he can’t afford to support his wife?”
“Uh, he said so it’s okay, but brother …… is not right, Yuuta even in college is still working hard for us part-time, I think I should also work well to ……”
“What ah, sunshine love? Can I go home now?”
“No, it’s not a love affair!”
The long-lost Yoko had not changed at all, and Sora felt nostalgic and a little happy at the same time.
“Yoko, Yoko is the one, how are things going with Kotani?”
She tried to counter with the name, but the look in Yoko’s eyes became more and more sinister.
“I don’t know that kind of snake.”
Ah, another fight ……
Sora shut up in a hurry.
In high school, Tani Shuji, who had confessed to Yoko, continued to pursue her even after he went to college. The result is that Yoko finally agreed …… seems to be.
The reason I say “like” is that Yoko never mentioned that they were “dating”.
However, they called each other by their first names, and Yoko, who had not been interested in dressing up since high school, gradually began to wear accessories that could only be from her lover.
What’s more, when we went to the reunion, Maejima Daiki revealed that “when I call Shuji, who lives alone at home, occasionally Yoko answers the phone”. When he said that, he also wore the expression of having experienced some horrible event.
In any case, if she continued, she was afraid that she would encounter the same horrible experience as Oki, so Kokone panicked and changed the subject.
“Yoko, Yoko is going to take a job at home, right? Did you decide that before you went to college?”
“Of course. But dad and brother are against it.”
“Objection? Obviously, you want to work in your own house?”
“Aren’t dad and brother very good to you?”
“That’s too old-fashioned. I’m just helping my mother with the finances.”
She could have just said she liked the family business and helped out.
Sora laughed in her heart.
“In short, as long as my brother, who has muscles in his head, doesn’t find a good wife, I won’t leave home.”
Yoko added in a voice she didn’t know whether she could hear or not, “But that’s why I quarreled with Shuji”.
She seemed to know the reason for the fight, and she could see that Yoko looked a bit frustrated, so as a friend, Sora decided not to pursue the matter further.
“Really, we’ve wasted so much time talking nonsense. Let’s start practicing, I need to find my touch too.”
Yoko played the electric piano, and Sora sang to the music.
The two sounds overlapped each other, and a clear tone resonated in the narrow room.
“Oh, this is a nostalgic feeling.”
“The last time was the high school graduation performance, right?”
When Kokone said that, a smile appeared on Yoko’s face.
That day’s practice was three hours longer than scheduled.
Although it had been four years since she became an editor, the progress at the end of the year was always a worry.
The deadline for each month was about a week early, which was nothing to sneeze at, but the other side was human, and if the writer was particularly eccentric, the impact was hard to estimate.
“Araki-sensei’s original manuscript came in!”
I opened the email that had just arrived and shouted.
Now we have all the manuscripts we need for this year.
In other words, the work for this year is basically done.
“Good work. Well, Segawa took the lead this year.”
The senpai sitting across from me came up to me and said something to me.
“Segawa is taking the lead as an editor.”
“Thank you, senpai.”
I clenched my fist and savored my senior’s praise.
He was the one who had taught me all kinds of things since I was working here, and of all people, I was most happy to be recognized by him.
“You stole the original manuscript from that Kitanosawa-sensei early, so be more confident.”
“No, not at all. I still have to work hard. ……”
Actually, the deadline I told Kitanosawa-sensei was a week earlier. Although he still delayed it by four days, I finally got the manuscript early.
“What’s next? My treat today?”
“Sorry, I have something to do today ……”
When I said this with difficulty, one of my colleagues said.
“I can’t, Segawa has a wife waiting for him at home!”
“Oh wow, that’s right. I think it’s a college girl.”
“That’s right, it’s a college girl.”
It’s hard to think about the future before the New Year’s Eve.
“Well, I’ll excuse myself.”
“Well, what? Already going back? I can take you out for a drink later, right?”
I said as I stood up, and this time it was the editorial director who said so.
“No, I’m ……”
“Director, Segawa’s wife is waiting for him at home!”
Again, my colleague said something to help. Helpful, right?
“Oh, I guess so. The college girl.”
“That’s right, the college girl.”
“Anyone who has a college girl as a wife would want to go home soon.”
“Well, please don’t keep shouting college girl, college girl. ……”
Why? It’s a fact that Sora is a college girl, and they are just stating the facts, but for some reason, it sounds especially nasty from these people.
In addition, the look at me is also quite weird.
“By the way, why does winter make people want to fall in love?”
“It’s because of Christmas, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, New Year’s worship …… and then Valentine’s Day, and all kinds of events.”
“Is that so ……”
“Segawa, I’ve been taking care of you since you were working here part-time, right?”
“Yes, yes …… I’m grateful to senpai.”
“Yeah? Yeah, thanks a lot.”
After nodding contentedly, the hand on my shoulder was withdrawn.
The senpai’s deliberate smile approached my eyes.
“But, thanks can’t reach people’s hearts just by saying it, don’t you think so?”
“Uh …… that is, what does that mean?”
“Ugh …… Segawa, you are competent in your work, but you are still so inexperienced.”
Senpai shook his head as if he couldn’t stand it.
“Never mind that quickly introduce me to your wife’s friend ah! College girl!”
“Why are you coming too?”
I already had a hunch, and it was!
Unbeknownst to me, the other colleagues were also looking at me with shining eyes.
Every one of them had a dirty desire like “college girl ……JD …… sorority ……” on their lips.
It looks like the editorial team is the one who told Kitanosawa-sensei about this.
How could this happen? There is a traitor among our own people!
There is only one answer to what to do at this time.
“…… I’ll excuse myself!”
“Ah, he escaped!”
“Chase! Chase ah!”
“We absolutely have to associate with female college students!”
I shrugged off my colleagues who were chasing me like zombies running in a movie and fled the scene with all my might.
“Hey, Segawa, wait a minute.”
I sprinted away from the editorial office and was stopped by the editor-in-chief who was returning from a meeting.
“I’m sorry to call you on your way back, but there’s something I need to discuss with you.”
“Ah, it’s ……”
With the editor-in-chief, even the zombies did not dare to come after me and looked at me with hungry eyes from a distance.
“Do not give me back to work! Give me time to hang around here and come do free newspapers on your annual vacation!”
This statement made my colleagues scatter instantly.
Incidentally, the free newspapers at bookstores and stations are basically free, so we do our best to keep the cost down, but occasionally there are jobs that the printers can’t do. For example, we often have to do the “fold in half” job ourselves, which is a very monotonous and boring job.
Off topic. I was brought into the office by the editor-in-chief.
Was I going to be taught a lesson? My heart was racing when the editor-in-chief said something I didn’t expect.
“We’re going to start a serialization of Ms. Sugiura next year, and you’ll be in charge of it.”
Ms. Sugiura is a university professor and the author of several books on education, so she is well known in this area. The level of content was a little too high for our children’s book-centered publisher, but on the other hand, if such a big name was willing to explain the content to the readership and serialize it for us, it would definitely create a buzz. But, it’s not that simple.
She is super scary.
She is as harsh as the devil on herself and others, and there are countless editors who have lost their positions of responsibility immediately after angering her. She has been a real tear jerker, even for adults, and some of them have never set foot in her basement again ……
“Isn’t the person who hired her to serialize usually the responsible editor?”
“No, she hasn’t made an appointment with us to serialize .”
“I should say, you go and make an appointment with her .”
“What ah ah ah ah!?”
Suddenly it’s too much to ask.
“No, I can’t! I visited her house once when I was a newcomer, and I was forced to listen to her lecture for almost two hours!”
“I think that’s when she took a liking to you, Segawa. She said that if you were the one to go, it wouldn’t be impossible to consider the serialization.”
Is that what she thought? How about more like not saying enough to give me a second chance ……
“All in all, it’s a good opportunity for you. You just go and teach her a lesson.”
“So you’re really looking for me to teach her a lesson!
It hurts. Next year seems to be really difficult, and I’m already jumping for joy.
I took the train back to Ikebukuro with a sense of nervousness that came from the unexpected chance.
Normally, I would go straight home like this, but today I had to go somewhere first.
After a short walk from the north exit of Ikebukuro Station, I saw a street with many restaurants and buildings.
At one corner, after walking down the stairs to the basement, there was Koriba’s No. 3 restaurant (reserved).
When I walked into the entrance, which was not yet open, a familiar woman was sitting at the table waiting for me.
“Rika-san, I’m sorry I’m late.”
“Well, it’s okay.”
Rika replied in her usual tone.
Today we’re having a party here at Koriba No. 3 (scheduled).
“Wow, Segawa! It’s been a long time!”
I was speechless when I saw my friend coming out of the kitchen.
How should I put it, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen In-mura …… is very flirtatious.
“What what? I can’t believe you’re wearing a blazer, you feel like an editor now.”
The tone of Inmura’s voice was even more frivolous than before, and he touched me with his elbow.
It is obviously winter, he somehow has a tanned skin, a large open shirt chest hanging a string of collar, head wearing sunglasses, a look is the industry people.
“Also, okay, you’re …… how, still look pretty spry.”
“Ah, this? In fact, I was abroad yesterday before the goods ah. Spanish tavern or something? Isn’t it very popular recently? The new store wants to go in that direction too. Today, the food will be sent out constantly, you will eat and drink, if you have any comments, just say it.”
He said, “I’m going to have a good time, and I’m going to have a good time.
The night I sent Laika home, I decided to gather everyone from the road research, but the plan was realized earlier than I thought. All thanks to the fact that Nimura said he wanted us to come and try the food when the new restaurant opened in Ikebukuro, things went smoothly.
…… is not working. I seem to have been influenced by Imura too.
“But, Saku-senpai couldn’t find anyone in the end.”
“What what? Saku-senpai feel that the whereabouts of the delayed? He hasn’t changed.
“I’ve contacted him, and he’ll be here.”
You two are surprisingly clear.
No, it’s Saku-senpai after all, he must be somewhere strong and free to live.
So, after working in the kitchen for a while, he brought out the legendary Spanish cuisine.
From the familiar seafood stew to the Castilla soup and Spanish blood sausage, there were many dishes that I had never heard of before.
“Well, it’s good. It’s very authentic, but it’s a bit too much.”
“This is a bit special …… girls may not like it.”
“I see, I see, that’s the kind of advice I want to hear ~~”
In-mura unexpectedly write down notes carefully .
“I said you are really serious ah.”
“That’s too much, I’m at least the owner of the store, right? I really have to make a living from this.”
Despite his frivolous appearance, Imura became a serious businessman and chef.
It’s especially funny that he’s becoming a socialite.
“Ah, I saw it… <>.”
I almost spit out my food at the inattentive comment by Imura.
Ah, the deep wrinkles between Rika-san’s eyebrows ……
“Oh my, Oda-san is so popular. Why don’t you just go straight into acting?”
“Hey, hey! In-mura!”
I hastily pulled In-mura to the back and whispered quietly to him.
“Huh? What what?”
“That thing is forbidden. It looks like something bad happened to Reika-san.”
Nimura watched Rika-senpai’s face with trepidation.
“Ah, I have to go make additional dishes!”
Nimura shouted and ran into the kitchen as if he was running away.
Wait a minute, don’t leave me alone! Rika-senpai is really upset!
“Bring the wine again.”
“Now, I’ll get it for you right away!”
With the overwhelming force of the order, I couldn’t help but stand at attention and salute, then run.
The time I spent with my Luke’s partner flew by.
It was a shame that Saku-senpai was not there, but I can’t blame him for rushing into this trip.
The next one is scheduled for after the New Year, and I want to get Miki and the tennis club together, so I’ll have to drag him along next time.
I got a little …… drunk, no, very drunk. I was on my way home, walking leisurely in the cold streets of Ikebukuro.
I arrived home just as I was sobering up a bit. I opened the entrance door quietly with the key in my hand to be careful not to wake up Daisy and went into the living room.
Kokone was in the living room.
“Ah, Yuuta. Welcome home.”
“Sora …… are you still awake.”
“Well, there’s something to take care of.”
The half-written résumé was in the hand of Sora who said so.
“Job hunting seems to be very hard.”
“Well, it’s the same as Yuta’s time. But I seem to be even worse.”
Sora smiled a little.
“Don’t be too brave. After all, there’s still the path of induction students.”
“Well …… I don’t want to go down that road if I can. This will depend on Yuuta again.”
“What’s wrong with relying on me, we’re a couple.”
Sora said, “I don’t mean that”, and put on a troubled expression again.
I was aware of the fact that I was carrying all of Sora’s responsibilities, but the couple Sora had in mind was different.
They were not following me, but moving in the same direction side by side.
Sora was just trying to be equal to me.
I’m happy about this, but I’m still worried if she’s trying to be a hero.
“By the way, isn’t it rare for Yuuta to meet with the people of Luyen? What about it?”
“Ah, yeah, that guy Imura-”
I told Sora about how Imura’s frivolity had become more refined, and how he had become a reliable young industrialist.
“In-mura was a very good person from the past. He’s working well, too.”
“He said he’s opening a new store in Ikebukuro early next year, so let’s go together then.”
“Well, I’m looking forward to it.”
After Sora’s inauguration, it was nice to go on a rare date.
If we choose to go to the store in Imura, it might be a bit boring.
“Really? Everyone is going their separate ways? ……”
Suddenly, Sora’s expression darkened.
“Social people are like that, right. Work is not easy to earn money, it is only natural that it will be completely different from the previous life. You can’t see your friends as often as you would like …… feel a little lonely.”
I see, that’s right.
She was worried that her friendships might become weak in the face of graduation.
I have also had this thought.
“Sora, it’s true that life as a socialite will be completely different from when you were a student, and you’ll be more distant from your friends. However, it does not mean that this does not contact. Moreover, once you start working in society, you will build new relationships in the workplace, so don’t worry so much.”
My seniors who are my targets, my bosses who are strict, my writers who are difficult, all of them are people I cherish and have new relationships with. Once Sora started working, it must be the same.
I hugged Sora from behind through the chair.
“I think it’s going to be tough, but keep up the good work. I’m sure you’ll have a lot of memories from your job and the show.”
“Yeah …… Thanks, Yuuta. I feel like I’m getting pumped up.”
Sora gently rested her head on my chest.
The familiar scent of shampoo wafted through my hair.
Looking up at me, Sora’s eyes were slightly moist.
At that moment, there was a creaking sound of the floor behind us.
I looked back in panic and there was a little chick in her pajamas in front of me.
“Xiao, Xiao Daisy!”
“Are you still awake?”
“Sorry to disturb you. Oh, don’t worry, I’ll go on. I’ll go back to bed as soon as I finish going to the bathroom. Well, you two take your time…”
“Little, little chick! What do you mean by that?”
“Daisy! Don’t say the same thing as Miu!”
Daisy went back to her room quickly, regardless of our panicked response.
Was it a concern or was it a trick ……
In any case, an indescribable atmosphere spread between me and Sora.
After Chapter 2: Sora and Miyu’s graduation
“”Happy New Year!””
My gentle wife and lovely daughters greeted me respectfully.
“Happy New Year, and please give me a lot of advice this year.”
I returned the same greeting to Sora and the others.
It was becoming a familiar sight in our family on New Year’s Day.
“Well, then it’s time to …… the New Year’s money.”
I handed the red envelope I had prepared last night to the little chick, as is customary.
“Wow! Thank you, uncle!”
“Do not spend it carelessly, at least half of it should be saved.”
I narrowed my eyes as I watched Sora admonish the little girl like a mother.
At the same time, I pretended not to see the other expectant eyes.
“What, what’s wrong? Miyu?”
“What’s wrong? Come on, I want it too.”
Miu gave me a dazzling smile and held out her hands.
This is the smile that has captured many boys since they were elementary school students, and its power is inestimable.
“Really, Miyu! It’s rude to rush the money!”
“What does it matter? It’s going to be given to me anyway, right, Uncle♪”
No, I’ll give it, naturally.
I gave Miyu the money I had prepared, even though I thought I was being flattered.
“Miu, aren’t you going to meet us afterwards?”
“Because I want to see my favorite uncle soon♪”
“No, no need to flatter me anymore ……”
After that, we will go to the New Year’s visit together as we do every year.
Sacha and Miyu, Rika and Imura will join us in the afternoon.
“Mom was late yesterday and wanted to sleep in until the last minute, so I came first.”
It seems that Sacha had a New Year’s Eve party with a client yesterday. As a model who was once popular in the acting world, Sacha made full use of her popularity at that time to expand her career and actively attended the party for the company.
“The end of the year is really hard. How is Sacha’s health?”
“That is to say, I have asked her to take care of it. After all, mom is not young.”
This is such a fearless statement, it’s great that I was not present.
After a leisurely morning, we gathered as a family and headed to a nearby shrine.
When I was a college student, I used to go to Meiji Shrine for New Year’s Eve with a sense of fun, but once I became an adult, I found the crowds a bit overwhelming.
For Hina and Miu, they may find this small shrine with its peaceful atmosphere a bit boring. I’ll think about it next year ……
While I was thinking about it, we arrived at the shrine.
“Oh, the Segawa family has arrived.”
Nimura and Rika-sensei were already waiting at the shrine.
“Happy New Year, Rika-sensei. Please teach me more this year too.”
“Yes, please do.”
A smile appeared at the corners of Rika-sensei’s mouth when she saw the polite and courteous greeting.
After congratulating each other again, I suddenly realized that someone was missing.
“Is Saku-senpai really not coming?”
“I sent him an email, but I can’t find him at all.”
Inimura shrugged as if throwing up his hands in surrender.
“Anyway, sorry for making you work from New Year’s, Imura.”
After the visit, we decided to hold a simple New Year’s party at Imura’s store.
Of course, the store was not open because it was the New Year’s holiday, so the store manager, Imura, opened the store for us and was even willing to help us cook a big celebration.
“Well, I’m happy that you guys came to Segawa because I’m not busy for three days at the beginning of the year.”
“Idle means …… you don’t have to go back home?”
“Old home, old home ah …… hahaha ……”
In-mura somehow replied with a dry smile.
“Satomi gave birth to a child ah …… now with her husband in the old home …… and the second sister’s daughter seems to have reached that age, said I was too frivolous do not like, has been avoiding me …… Feel, homeless ……”
“Yes, yes ……”
“So I decided to work full time for now. The goal is to have 100 stores nationwide!”
It doesn’t seem like an escape from reality, but Imura is a bit lonely too.
Since it’s rare for him to open a store here, let’s invite him over once in a while.
“Aren’t you getting married?”
Daisy suddenly threw out this childish and direct question.
“Oh, I can’t find anyone to marry. Ah, but I’d better book Daisy now, right? I’m good at making money, isn’t that great?”
“No, why is Segawa answering? ……”
“Just can’t. Just focus on your work for the rest of your life.”
“Segawa, watch, your face is so scary ……”
I guess it’s better not to invite Imura to the house.
“Sorry! I’m late!”
At that moment, Sacha came running towards us, gasping for breath.
She seemed to be in a hurry, but her make-up and hair were so well done that one could not help but admire her as a fashion designer.
“Happy New Year, Sacha.”
“Happy New Year, Yuta. That suit is very handsome, I wonder who chose it?”
“…… was chosen by Sascha.”
“No wonder! Taste so good!”
Although I am an office worker, there are not many opportunities for editors to wear suits properly, and the one I have was made for me by Sasha a few years ago and I have been wearing it ever since.
Every time she sees me wearing it, she’s sure to have this conversation. In a way, it’s a New Year’s resolution.
“Mom, you don’t have to force yourself to come,” she said.
“No, I can’t. I can’t do it without praying for Miu.”
Miu insisted that she could pass the exam without doing anything like this, but Sacha was full of energy. After all, this is a milestone in my daughter’s life, and as a parent, I can understand her feelings.
After all of us had arrived, we walked into the shrine.
After performing a salute in front of the torii and washing our hands with water, we all walked towards the main shrine.
In our family, it is customary to start with the younger ones, so the younger ones were the first to worship.
There was hardly anyone else but us, so the clapping sound was especially loud in the quiet shrine courtyard.
When she entered the upper grades of elementary school, she grew up a lot, and the clapping sound became very solid. The sound of her little hands clapping was so cute that it was missed today.
“…… I hope we can all be in the same class when we go to the sixth grade.”
I couldn’t help but smile when I heard Daisy’s whisper.
She is still an elementary school student at heart.
“Okay, it’s your turn, uncle.”
“Well, good . Then Sora, let’s go.”
Finally it was me and Sora.
After I put a little more joss sticks, it was time to worship …… and I suddenly realized that I didn’t want to make any wishes.
Uh …… hope that the work will go well?
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
Then why not just have a safe family?
This seems to be the same every year. I’m at least an editor, is it okay to have such a small amount of words?
As I was closing my eyes, there was a chanting voice beside me.
Listening quietly, I heard ……
“I hope I can succeed in my job. I hope I can succeed in my job. I hope I can succeed in my job. ……!”
Well? She was so desperate.
“Ah, yes. And I hope Miu will succeed in her exams and Yuuta’s job will be successful and then ……”
“Sora, aren’t you being too greedy ……”
“Well ah! Did you hear that!?”
It hurts my brain, but I understand your feelings .
By the way, I’ve decided what to wish for .
–Hope that good things happen to Sora.
I made a wish to the gods like this.
And so, the new year started for the Segawa family.
After school, the elementary school classroom was very noisy. Students who were close to each other gathered together and enjoyed the feeling of openness at the end of class. Even the senior year, which was about to enter the sixth grade, was no exception.
“Daisy, can you go shopping with me? Let’s look for gifts together.”
“Hey, there’s a new cake store next to my house, and there’s a line, want to go?”
The person that the students in the class are talking about is a girl who is well known in this elementary school, Kotori Yukihisa, who is about to enter the highest school year, and now Segawa Hina.
“Sorry, I have to practice piano today, let’s talk about it some other time.”
“Ah, yes, what a pity…”
“Daisy is still practicing the piano. She’s been practicing since she was a little girl, isn’t she?
“I also practiced ballet, but I couldn’t even keep it up for a year.”
Piano and ballet are very popular talents among wealthy families, and many parents let their children learn them. After entering the senior high school, the number of people who can keep learning for several years is surprisingly low, as the time spent in cram school increases.
“I’m not going to swim anymore, so I’m just going to keep practicing piano. And everyone is in cram school, right? It’s much harder than me.”
Daisy said with a smile, picked up her bag and waved goodbye.
“I’ll see you tomorrow, bye~~”
“Bye bye Daisy!”
Amidst the goodbyes of many students, Daisy ran out of the classroom in a panic.
“Segawa-san, what’s the hurry?”
“Ah, Rika …… No, Oda-sensei, I have to go to piano class next!”
The young girl’s feet were jumping hurriedly.
Seeing this look made Rika laugh. It seemed that she was either very anxious or looking forward to the piano lesson.
In any case, it would be bad to keep her here any longer.
“Well, bye. Be careful with the car.”
Reika waved her hand gently and watched the back of the one who had been watching over her leave.
“Osegawa Daisy is a cheerful and straightforward child.”
A voice came to Laika’s ears as she watched Daisy leave, it was the school’s vice principal.
“Time flies. It doesn’t seem that long ago that you and Daisy came to this school.”
Daisy was almost in the sixth grade, and Rika was in her sixth year as a teacher. We’ll both be leaving this school by this time next year.
“Oda-sensei is lonely, isn’t he?”
“…… Not really. After graduation, I will be able to meet her in a proper manner.”
The vice principal couldn’t help but smile bitterly at Reika’s honest words.
“So it’s a pity that I’m the only one who will be lonely …… hatchling didn’t run for the children’s president election in the end.”
“That would have to become an alternate first.”
“To change the school rules, let others recommend can also become the children’s president?”
“Vice Principal ……”
The vice principal ignored Leika who seemed to look at her in protest and continued.
“But then, there aren’t many children who are so popular, caring and stable.”
“How can you be proud of it, really.”
The vice principal looked at Laika, who was sticking out her chest, for a moment. Laika herself also feel used to the teacher’s work, after all, she can be like this, with the wind commentary is terrible vice principal so conversation.
“Her sisters are also very popular, they are recommended to run for the election but they are not willing to participate, those three sisters may not be interested in the position, what a pity ……”
The three sisters were probably not interested in the position. The time when Yuta took in the three of them and tried to live with each other is very nostalgic. It was also a precious and indispensable time for Rika, and every day was happy and lively.
In a year’s time, the precious girl will grow up and graduate from this elementary school.
Just as Rika and the vice principal were drowning in this emotion, Daisy was surrounded by boys in front of the school.
“Today, I’m definitely going to confess today!”
“I’ll go first! Excuse me, Segawa-san!”
“Don’t run away! Daisy-san, I have something to say to you!”
Daisy, who had her head turned to the side, said.
“I have to go to my talent class, can we talk about it another time? Sorry, I’ll see you tomorrow, bye!”
The boys stared at her smile for a while before coming back to their senses.
“Ahhhhh, I didn’t say it again!”
“…… you’re not in the same class as Daisy, it’s too good to be true, damn it!”
“That’s right, you can always have a chance!”
Another teenager stared at the sighing teenager and said.
“Not even if you’re in the same class! She’s always surrounded by the girls in her class, so she doesn’t have a chance!”
“…… Segawa-san is also very popular among the girls.”
The boys’ determination ended in an unsuccessful attempt.
The practice room was surrounded by the clear sound of music.
The piano accompanies the melody, and a peaceful and sometimes light-hearted song is played.
“Okay, that’s all for now.”
When the light melody from the piano player’s hands stopped, the song ended carefully.
“You sang very well, Segawa Kou-san.”
“Thank you, teacher.”
When the elderly lecturer said that, Sora’s expression softened with a breath.
“The rest is to remember to keep practicing until that day, after all, you have a solo in the graduation concert.”
“Yes, I’ll work hard!”
The soloist in the graduation show is only the best student of the year, the so-called star of the show.
Although it was a big responsibility, it was also the best start after graduation.
However, that was only possible if you were a musician.
“Do you still not want to accept the offer to study abroad?”
“…… Yes, I’m really sorry for going against your recommendation.”
The lecturer held his round cheeks and sighed.
“What a pity, you have plenty of strength to say.”
“Sorry, I’ve already decided.”
Sora replied with an expression of no hesitation.
It costs money to study abroad, and even if you do, there is only a 50/50 chance that you will be able to make a career as a professional vocalist. Even if he was lucky enough to succeed, he would have to live a life of moving around the country.
This was not the future that Sora had hoped for.
Sora was not going to leave the country, not going to leave her family.
Now she just wants to find a job where she can use what she has learned in this school.
Unfortunately, even this road is bumpy ……
“Oh no, it’s already so late!
Immersed in the course unknowingly, the time passed faster than expected.
“Excuse me, I’m sorry for being rude first! There’s an interview next!”
After saying that, Sora thanked her teacher who was practicing with her politely and ran out of the classroom.
Today’s audition was held in a music classroom two stops from the university.
It was a music classroom for children run by an audio-related equipment company, and there were many of them throughout Japan.
Since they don’t hire fresh graduates every year like other companies, it was a very fortunate time for Sora to advertise for a job.
“I’m definitely going to succeed this time!”
Sora took out a small amulet from his pocket.
It was a gift from Yuta on the way back from the New Year’s visit.
“I wish you luck in your job.”
He said and gave it to her, it was Sora’s treasure.
Holding the amulet tightly, her heart was naturally full of motivation, and Kokone took a step towards the interview.
Using the map that Yuuta had printed out for her, she arrived at the road along the national highway, about ten minutes from the station. The next step was to go straight to the music classroom. She was a little anxious when she left the university later, but now she seemed to be in time.
While she was thinking that.
Suddenly, there was a faint moan in her ears.
She stopped and looked around but didn’t see anything that looked like it was making a sound.
“Did I hear …… wrong?”
There was no time to take the time to confirm.
If you are late for the job interview, you will never be accepted.
Sora took off again as if he hadn’t heard anything.
“No, I can’t do it!”
It was impossible to pretend not to hear.
It was a very painful voice, and it was a female voice.
Hearing this voice, Sora could not go to the interview as if nothing had happened.
“Where are you! Are you hurt? Please answer me if you can!”
She glanced into the narrow alley and even went into the yard to be barked at by the dog and kept looking for the owner of the voice.
And then …… found it.
In the narrow alley gently uphill, she found a figure crouching on the ground in one of the side of the lowered.
Due to the undulating height and the vending machine in front of her, the location became a dead end, almost invisible from the outside. It was only by chance that Sora noticed it.
“That, where is the discomfort ……”
At this point, Sora found the painful squatting female belly appearance. The painful moaning is a pregnant woman.
“Please, please pull yourself together! By the way, call an ambulance ……! Ah, but where should I say this place is ……!”
What bothered her was that it was Sora’s first time here and she didn’t know what to say to call an ambulance.
At this moment, the pregnant woman grabbed the arm of Sora. Her pale face was covered with cold sweat, but she still tried to express something without words.
“The hospital’s business card ……?”
It seems that the pregnant woman wanted her to take her here.
The maternity department that she frequented must be near here .
“I got it! I’ll take care of it, it’ll be fine!”
Sora said to the pregnant woman, and immediately ran to the street.
First call a taxi, if not, even hitchhiking to find a car to take them.
No matter what, we must take the pregnant woman to the hospital.
Without realizing it, the interview had completely disappeared from Sora’s mind.
Just as the sun was going down, Kokone appeared by Ikebukuro station with her head down.
She stopped in front of the crosswalk and sighed under her breath.
After that, she immediately called a taxi to take the pregnant woman to the hospital.
Fortunately, the pregnant woman and the baby in her belly were safe and sound.
The reason was that the baby kicked the mother, which was a bit dumbfounding in terms of the result, but the doctor said it seemed to be so painful that she couldn’t even make a sound.
The pain subsided immediately and the pregnant woman, who was calm, expressed her thanks and apologies to Sora.
Luckily, it was nothing serious, so Sora was relieved.
The problem was the interview.
Knowing that the pregnant woman was safe, she contacted the music classroom where she was supposed to go immediately, but the answer was, of course, “No need to come”.
Then, until now.
“…… It’s rare for Yuuta to give me this.”
The amulet in her hand looked unusually heavy.
What should I tell Yuuta and Daisy, who were cheering for her?
“Huh? Sora, what are you doing?”
When she came back to her senses, she found herself standing in the foyer, and Yuuta, who had returned home, looked at her face with an incredulous expression.
Yuuta’s gentle expression, now she had no face to look at .
Then, Yuuta said after seemingly sensing something from the small empty look.
“Anyway, come in first, calm down first .”
“…… That’s it, the interview didn’t work out.”
Sora lowered her head with apologies.
The expression that surfaced on her face had more of a blaming herself atmosphere than regret.
“Really, it was hard for you.”
Yuuta, who was listening to Sora in silence, finally spoke.
“Indeed, it’s strictly forbidden for socialites to be late. The other party may sound very cold, but I have no relationship with the other party even if I have a compelling reason. But ……”
Yuuta said here paused for a beat.
“But, what I like is that I don’t ignore it and will look for the person who is troubled.”
She seemed to feel a little relieved to hear that.
It was a waste of an inaugural opportunity to do something that didn’t make much sense.
But she did not regret it and felt that it was enough.
It was February and my days were getting busier and busier.
The number of writers in charge had increased, but more importantly, February only had 28 days!
Not to mention the fact that it was only two or three days short.
For a publisher, three days at the end of the month can be very deadly.
I’ve come to realize this for myself in my fifth year as editor.
Nevertheless, February is full of events.
There’s Miu’s college entrance exam and Kokone’s graduation performance, and then there’s Valentine’s Day.
In any case, it seemed to be a very busy month.
On the morning of the entrance exam, we all walked Miu into the exam room.
“Come on, Miyu will do fine!”
“Really, my sister is more nervous than me.”
“Because, because ……”
“Well, it’s better for you to worry more about your graduation exam, right? Isn’t it tomorrow?”
“I have no problem …… should.”
This answer sounds very unreliable.
However, since Sora has already decided to sing a solo in the graduation performance, she shouldn’t fail as long as she doesn’t damage her body.
“Come on, Miu-san!”
“I’ll make it, I’ll make it!”
Hearing her support, Miu replied with confidence.
She didn’t accept the recommendation, but challenged the general admissions directly, seemingly because she wanted to test her strength. This self-confidence and boldness is awe-inspiring.
“Uncle, please help me cheer for my sister.”
“Sure, I’ll take care of it.”
I was scheduled to go to Sora’s graduation performance because it was open to the general public.
Unfortunately, it was a weekday, so no one but me could go to cheer.
“Then, I’ll go to the exam.”
Sacha called out to her.
She looked at Miyu with an uneasy look.
“Really, mom, don’t look like that. You look more nervous than me.”
As if she couldn’t resist, Sacha hugged Miyu to her heart’s content.
“Mayu …… go!”
We stood by and watched mother and daughter hug each other for a while.
In less than two weeks, the announcement of the university results came.
In terms of results, Miyu got in.
And she passed with top grades.
She had passed three subjects in the academic ability test, and even the interview and the art test were important, but she passed with a high score.
It’s only natural that she would have a good idea of what to expect.
In this way, Miyu also did what she said she would do, and at the same time went to university and received the scholarship for outstanding students.
“Ahhhhhhh …… can’t …… want to vomit ……”
In the preparation room, waiting for the debut of the small empty face grimacing muttered.
She had been at the beauty salon early in the morning to fix her hair, and was waiting for her solo performance after a short break from performing the chorus with members of the same vocal section. She was so nervous that she couldn’t eat her sandwich, but she shoved it into her stomach on the grounds that she couldn’t make a satisfactory sound on an empty stomach.
The dress that she had prepared for today made her stomach and b*****s uncomfortable.
I’ve been on stage several times since high school, but I couldn’t get used to it at all.
As a result, she was still weak when she made her official debut, Sora sighed inwardly.
“What’s that look, really?”
She looked up at the sound of a familiar voice, and a familiar face looked down at her.
“Yoko, you’re here.”
“Of course I have to come, how could I not.”
After saying that, Yoko pushed her bouquet to her.
Despite her attitude, Sora knew that she was actually holding back her shyness.
“Thank you, Yoko.”
Kokone’s expression stiffened due to nervousness, and she smiled a little.
“Ah ~~ we’re here too.”
Turning around, several familiar faces appeared in front of her.
“Kotani, Maejima! And ……”
The person who suddenly jumped on me was Kiyomi. She was in the high school choir for one year and was the former choir director.
“I can’t believe that …… has become so good!
“Sister, almost a little. Birdie …… is not, so Segawa will be very confused.”
“Shut up! I am now enjoying a touching reunion!”
“You’re the only one who’s moved, right?”
“What are you talking about?”
It seems that both of them haven’t changed after years of graduation.
“I’m sorry, Segawa. They both haven’t seen you for too long and they’re a little too excited.”
Shuji apologized to her in place of the two who had started professional wrestling, and his position seemed to be the same as before.
“No, I’m happy that everyone came. And received flowers.”
“Birdie …… No, Segawa is the hope of our choir! It’s only natural to come and cheer!”
Oki gave a thumbs up as usual while being wrestled by Kiyomi.
Almost everyone in the choir went to a normal university.
The only ones who went into music were Sora and the previous generation’s leader.
“We are very happy that Sora will continue to go into music. So …… go for it!”
“Oh! That’s right! Let’s go!”
“Maejima! What are you doing? That’s why I said you were rude!”
“It hurts! Surrender, surrender!”
“Ah, Okie-san, if it’s too loud, it’ll make others noisy ……”
“Don’t mind them, it’s useless to stop them anyway.”
Kiyomi and Oki were fighting with each other, while Shuji and Yoko looked as if they had seen it all.
Seeing that none of his friends had changed, a smile naturally appeared on Sora’s face.
“Thank you …… everyone, thanks to you, I fight the spirit.”
Unknowingly, the tension and the bitter feeling in the chest disappeared.
“Segawa, it’s almost time to come out.”
The person in charge of the guidance called Sora’s name.
“Come on, Sora!”
“Yes, I’ll do it!”
I’m not nervous at all. My chest was so hot, and I wanted to turn this feeling into a song right now.
I’m sure I’ll be able to sing with the perfect tone.
Sora took a strong step towards the stage.
Walking on the school grounds, I found myself bathed in attention for some reason.
In the midst of the glamorous Sound University, did a mediocre man like me attract attention?
Or was it the fine suit and the huge bouquet that stood out.
“Yuta, what’s wrong?”
“No, nothing, nothing at all.”
Shingo, who was walking next to me, also had two cameras around his neck, and he looked very bold, but honestly, you can see this kind of dad doing his best everywhere.
In other words, they were really looking at me.
“Yuta, over there.”
There was a door in front of the direction where my brother was nodding, and there were many people waiting in front of the door with bouquets of flowers, just like me, waiting for the students to come out from backstage after the performance.
Those who were able to participate in the graduation performance were the best of the students, so some even had fans. It seems to be an unspoken rule that the bouquet is initially handed over by an acquaintance such as a relative.
When the performer receives the first bouquet, it is a perfect opportunity for the fans to take pictures.
So the people holding the bouquet gathered near the entrance, the photographers were a little farther away, and the others were further away, and this relationship was naturally established.
I don’t have to tell you that.
I’m going to give this bouquet to the big red card, Sora, of the vocal section, and then I’ll achieve the important mission of making Shingo-san happy.
Incidentally, Nobuhiro is sticking to me like this to secure the best position.
“Yuuta, it’s almost time!”
He said excitedly, raising his camera.
Then, the sound of laughter started.
The students who had finished their graduation performance came out one by one.
The girls were all dressed in gorgeous dresses and the men in dashing dinner suits.
Everyone was excited, their eyes were shining, and many of them were even crying.
In the crowd, the last person to come out was Sora.
Every time Sora took a step, the skirt of her sky blue dress, which was specially made for the day, fluttered with her movements.
Her eyes looked like she was looking for someone.
A little uneasy eyes looked around for a while, and then found me.
I shouted, and ran towards Sora – towards my favorite wife.
“Sora, thank you for your hard work. Your song was, how can I put it, dazzling.”
On the huge stage with only the piano accompanying behind, Sora sang alone.
Some people even shed tears when they heard Sora’s voice echoing in the silent concert hall.
I looked at her on the stage with indescribable emotions …… looking at my wife.
“Ah, by the way …… congratulations on your graduation.”
“Wow …… is great!”
The moment Sora took the bouquet, the flash lights came on.
I thought something had happened, but Sora and I were surrounded by a large number of people with cameras.
“Hey, how, how did this happen ……”
“Yuta and Sora, come on, smile, smile! Everyone wants to take pictures of you!”
I said to my brother Shingo, who had the best position.
I thought to myself that this is also a tradition, and after being aware of it, we posed for the wedding ceremony of the artists.
“Sora, are you okay?”
“Well, Yuuta is the one.”
“I …… honestly want to sprint to escape right now .”
“Oh …… actually I do too.”
While posing a slightly stiff smile for the camera, we said this to each other.
“Then everyone! Let’s celebrate Miu’s successful entrance into college and Sora’s graduation …… Cheers!”
The unauthorized leader, Imura, said so, and the first toast was made.
A few days after the graduation show, we held a party for two at the Spanish tavern where Imura was the old reader.
“Come on, come on! Everyone, eat as much as you can!”
He was trying too hard to fill the table with Mediterranean food from the kitchen.
“Thank you for lending us the store, brother In-mura.”
“What are you talking about, aren’t Sora and Miyu my companions?”
The smile that has captivated countless women so far, combined with his looks, makes him look flirtatious.
“That said, Sora is already a member of society, Miyu also went to college ah …… first saw the two when they are still this ~ ~ it novel.”
“Wait, where are you looking at it!”
“Ah, not not, in general la? Is the whole.”
“Hey, you guys, you’re not allowed to sexually harass people’s wives.”
“Geez, Sesshomaru, why are you looking so horrible, it’s just a little communication.”
A figure slipped in behind the jabbering Inmura.
“In-mura, come with me for a moment.”
“It hurts! Oda-senpai! It really hurts!”
“Sora, I’ll teach this idiot a lesson.”
With that, Rai-chan grabbed the ears of Nimura and left.
“Lai, Lai Xiang sister is really reliable.”
“Oh …… really, you’re really a teacher.”
We looked at each other and laughed.
“That said, the brother of the Nimura than the old nasty it. How should I say, there is a kind of uncle feeling.”
“Miyu, you can’t say such things in front of him in person. ……”
I carefully admonished Miyu, who had said such explicit words.
“In that case, Miyu, congratulations on getting into college.”
“What’s so sudden? I already said congratulations on the day the results were released.”
“No, after all, this is a congratulation party. I think it’s better to say it again.”
In fact, I was surprised that Miu had become a university student.
When I think about it, I was also in my first year of college when the three of us started living together.
The girl who was an elementary school student at that time became a college student just like me at that time.
It was like announcing to me all over again how much time had passed since then.
“If I was so impressed when I got into college, it would be even more impressive if Hina got into college.”
“Yes, the little one will be going to junior high school next year.”
“Well …… this ……”
“Next is high school.”
“And then it’s college.”
“Maybe even go to study abroad.”
“After graduating from college and taking a job, I will live alone.”
“Get a boyfriend and get married ……”
“Time out, time out! You two are too anxious!”
Kokone and Miu were shoving my most dreaded future in front of my eyes.
“Hatchling! No matter if she goes to high school or college, she will live at home, right? How about living with us after we get married?”
“Well …… what should we do?”
Daisy unexpectedly replied with an ambiguous answer.
“I don’t know about college yet …… but I want to be a bride like my mother.”
I was stunned by Daisy’s answer.
How can this be. Daisy actually want to leave from my hands …… this kind of future unknowingly sneak closer.
“Hatchling, you wouldn’t …… have someone already, would you!”
“Well, well, Yuuta first calm down .”
“Kokone! No, but the little chick she-”
“…… Yes, I’m sorry.”
Being said so by my wife’s verve-filled smile, I could only retreat listlessly.
“Yuuta okay ……”
Then, the corner of the store flew a word of inexplicable resentment.
“When I reunited with Miyu, she was eleven years old, huh? Then all of a sudden became eighteen years old. From the spring is a college student or something …… too fast!”
Sacha sucked her nose while gulping down the contents of the glass in her hand.
Perhaps she was thinking too much, but her face was a little red and her speech was a little slurred.
“Wait a minute, Mom, are you drunk? How much have you had to drink?”
“I’m not drunk! I’m not drunk!” “Anyway, this light wine is not considered wine in Russia. I used to drink wine instead of milk when I was a baby.”
“No, it’s not possible ……”
Miyu sighed in disbelief as she sorted through the empty bottles.
Sasha suddenly hugged her capable daughter.
“Miyu ~ ~ why is it ~ why is it growing so big all of a sudden ~ ~”
“Wait, mom is so heavy! And she smells like alcohol!”
A drunken Sacha kissed her daughter on the cheek, which is a greeting to an intimate person in Russia.
Although it was barely noticeable in her attitude, it was Sacha who was most worried about Miyu’s entrance exam.
She must have had a drink to relax her nerves, which had been tense until today.
“I’m mommy ……”
“Okay, okay, I know.”
Miyu is supporting her mother, who is unconsciously the same height as her own.
This scene makes people smile, but also makes me feel a little lonely.
A certain person suddenly appeared, spoiling the quiet atmosphere immersed in the mother-daughter gesture.
He was a slender man dressed in a dirty white robe. He had a backpack on his back, and there were several things that looked like rolled-up posters sticking out of it.
“Really, you guys are too much! Such an important day and did not look for me!”
The man panted as he held up his glasses, which were inexplicably too large, and walked into the store.
Who is it?
No, but I think I’ve seen …… somewhere before?
Almost everyone, including me, froze at the sight of this sudden intruder.
Then, as the owner of the store, Inmura quickly blocked in front of the man.
“Ah, sorry, we have a customer tonight.”
“What? What are you talking about, Imura?”
Inmura, who was called that as a matter of course, tilted his head in confusion.
The glasses, the big backpack, and the tone and voice …… can’t be.
The voices of Imura and I overlapped each other.
“What’s all the fuss about, you guys didn’t forget about me, did you?”
“No, no, no! Of course I’m scared!”
“You, you look like that! How could that happen!?”
“That look ……? Ah, it’s true that I’ve lost a little bit of weight.”
What slightly, it’s not the same person at all.
Saku-senpai kneeled down on one knee in front of Miyu and took out the flowers in the box from his backpack and offered them.
“Ohhh …… my angel, Miyu-sama …… congratulations on your entrance into the university.”
“Thank you, thank you …… Sago brother …… right?”
Even Miu-sama stared at the change in Saku-senpai’s eyes.
“Really, Miu-sama’s college entrance celebration party didn’t call me, it’s too much.”
“No, I couldn’t get in touch with you at all. I’ve been in touch with you several times since the end of last year.”
“That was the period when I was finishing up my research, not to mention answering letters, I didn’t even eat or sleep properly.”
Research is …… not, anyway, Saku-senpai things do not ask, the content we should not understand.
“In short, I’m back! Next please continue more instruction!”
Saku-senpai, who had become as dashing as anyone else, left us behind and went to eat the food on the table.
A few days after the party, Sora received a phone call from an unknown number.
When he wondered where it was from, he found out that it was from the music classroom where Sora had auditioned for a job.
“What, what, what to do! Did I make them angry?”
“No, just calm down, Sora. It’s not like they’re calling to scold you for being late for an audition.”
“Then, could it be something more serious!
No, she was totally shocked.
“Anyway, didn’t they say they wanted to meet with Sora to talk? Since they specifically said they wanted to see you, it shouldn’t be anything bad.”
“Well, well, well ……”
I reassured her, but Sora still had an uneasy expression on her face as she set off for the music classroom again.
Sora left the station and walked along the national road she had taken the other day.
Compared to the last time, this time her steps were heavier and her expression more melancholy.
I don’t know what will be said.
Yuuta said it’s not bad, but it doesn’t mean it’s guaranteed to be good.
“Ugh …… mood is so heavy.”
Sora couldn’t help but mutter.
Just at this time, Sora stopped at the entrance of that alley.
“By the way, how is the pregnant woman ……”
Although she said the due date has not yet arrived, but the belly is so big, when the birth is not surprising. By now, she may have given birth to a healthy baby.
One day, I think I’ll have a baby with Yuuta too.
What will become of me then?
She got married when she was eighteen, so naturally she had thought far into the future, but it’s not surprising that a couple would …… start planning for a baby in their fourth year of marriage.
“…… what am I thinking about.”
Feeling his cheeks heat up in one breath, Sora hurriedly waved away the paranoid thoughts floating in his head and took his steps again.
After giving his name at the counter, Sora was immediately invited inside.
When she was late, she couldn’t even reach the counter, so this was the first time she came in.
The classroom was covered with large glass, and the children inside were about three years old, singing songs with the teacher’s mouth wide open.
Behind the children were mothers, I think.
Everyone was giving a warm look to their children.
“This way, please.”
The lady leading the way urged Sora.
Behind the large glass classroom was the staff’s room. After passing there and entering the conference room inside, Sora saw someone familiar there.
“Ms. Segawa, we’ve been waiting for you for a long time.”
So said, the pregnant woman who greeted Sora was then met.
“Huh …… for, why?”
“This, because I work here. To be exact, I worked here until last month.”
She didn’t quite understand. Used to work here? Does that mean you’ve quit now?
Then, the slightly older woman walked into the office a step behind.
“I’ve kept you waiting, Ms. Segawa. This is finally the interview.”
“An interview? Huh? Huh?”
Next to Sora, who was caught up in the confusion, the pregnant woman and another woman, as well as the other employees who were listening on the sidelines, lol’d out.
“Yuuta! I’ve been accepted!”
As soon as he returned from the music classroom, Kokone shouted and pounced on him.
As I expected, it wasn’t a bad thing.
“So what’s the matter, sis?”
When Miu asked, Sora couldn’t hide her excitement and told us.
“The pregnant woman I met was actually the teacher of the music classroom. Then, that person is looking for a teacher to replace her during maternity leave!”
“Uh, …… means that the person who applied for a replacement teacher for maternity leave was her sister, and the person who saved the teacher was also her sister?”
“Save what is too exaggerated. I just called a taxi to take her to the hospital.”
“No, that’s already amazing. But what an amazing coincidence ……”
I was also surprised by the unexpected coincidence.
When I asked for more details, I found out that the pregnant woman who was helped by Sora was discharged from the hospital and went to the classroom and heard that the person who was supposed to come for the interview was not there, so I finally thought that that person could be Sora.
That’s why the pregnant woman negotiated directly with the classroom executives and arranged for Sora to be interviewed again.
Her grades at the university were impeccable, and thanks to the pregnant woman’s guarantee of Sora’s character, she was accepted immediately after a brief interview.
“So, Sora-san is a music teacher?”
“Yes, that’s right.”
“That’s great! Great!”
“Uh huh …… Thank you, Hina.”
More excited than usual, Sora hugged Daisy and twirled her around on the spot.
It seems she was really happy.
“Great …… so you won’t lose your job!”
Unemployment, I thought Sora had a career as a professional housewife.
Anyway, it’s great that Sora’s dream of working is coming true.
“Ah, and then. They said they want me to start working tomorrow.”
“Really? Then I’ll have to redistribute the household chores.”
“I’m going to help out a lot!”
“Thank you, I’ll leave it to you, Daisy.”
“Yes! I’ll take care of it!”
The little chick’s reliable words made Sora smile.
“So, let’s celebrate Sora getting a job today.”
“Uncle, it’s fine to celebrate, but isn’t there something more we should do?”
Miyu said with a puzzling smile.
“Huh? The thing to do?”
“Once your sister starts working, you’ll have less time to spend alone, right? Then we should make love while we can…”
“Miu, what are you talking about in front of Daisy!”
Sora and I interrupted Miyu.
“Daisy is already a sixth grader.”
No, she’s still an elementary school student.
What’s more, I’m embarrassed to let her hear this kind of talk.
“Uncle, it’s okay, I’ll leave the table. That’s what you call being able to read people’s minds.”
I didn’t expect her to say something like that.
“That’s right, Daisy, let’s go to Sasha’s mom’s place tonight.”
“Wait, wait a minute, how can you two just decide!”
Miu and Daisy disdained the panicked me and quickly started preparing for the night.
“So Uncle and Sis …… please enjoy yourselves!”
“Take your time.”
The two of them left the two of us and went to Sasha’s place to spend the night.
An indescribable silence fell between me and Sora.
“Ah, yes, yes, anyway, what should we do for dinner?”
I couldn’t stand the silence, so I tried to change the subject.
But Sora looked down as if she was shy and didn’t answer anything.
So nervous. I hadn’t experienced this kind of feeling since the first night of marriage.
While I was thinking about what to do, Sora suddenly leaned her body on me.
Slender, soft fingertips touching my hand, as if wrapped around my hand, hand and hand overlapping each other.
“Yuuta …… that, I ……”
Moist eyes, as if to say something like looking up at me.
“Don’t say anymore.”
I’m often told that I’m slow, and that I’m not defeated, but once in a while, I should act like a man.
I took my only wife into my arms and slowly approached her face.
After Chapter 3: Takanashi Miyu, starting a part-time job
In May, when the world was still reluctant to let go of the afterglow of Golden Week, there was a bit of a quiet atmosphere, and I was living a busy life as an editor as usual.
One of the first things I learned as a social worker is that even vacation is not as fun as I thought it would be.
How is the job? Is the job going well?
These thoughts linger in the corners of your mind, and it is difficult to enjoy your vacation from the bottom of your heart.
Of course, there are different feelings depending on the type of job and the personality of the person, but at least this is the case with editing jobs.
“Kitanosawa-sensei? You haven’t finished your original draft? Can’t write any more? What are you talking about?”
I couldn’t help but ask the other end of the phone.
However, the response was nothing more than stammering, unclear excuses, and the fact that he had to take a plane to Hokkaido now and not to come to me.
It sounded like he was in a very noisy place.
“Anyway, let’s just meet and talk! Please don’t go anywhere!”
I hung up the phone immediately after saying that.
“Segawa, what’s the problem?”
Senpai, who was listening to the conversation from across the room, glanced at me from above the cubicle.
“Kitanosawa-sensei’s old problem.”
When I said that, Senpai said, “Here we go again,” and looked like she understood everything.
Kitanosawa-sensei’s “that” is so well known in the industry that it can be understood by just saying the word “old problem”.
“This time he said he was going to Hokkaido, but he should be at a small steel ball store nearby, so I’ll go get him.”
“Come on, head geek.”
I picked up my jacket hanging on the back of the chair, picked up my briefcase, and was about to leave when I suddenly heard a not-so-good name coming from behind me.
“What does that mean?”
“It means you, the writer who is famous for being a difficult writer, and who is famous in the industry for getting serialization deals.”
“Wait a minute, that’s not very nice.”
I’m just doing my job as an editor.
“Kitanosawa-sensei and Sugiura-san are both known for their difficulty in getting serialization deals. It’s your fault for taking it so easy.”
Actually, it wasn’t easy, but the editor-in-chief helped me pave the way, and it wasn’t all my fault.
“But what’s wrong with that. Let the weirdo like is your weapon.”
“Not happy at all ……”
Why? I think I heard something similar when I was in college.
At that time, as now, the mood was very delicate.
“Anyway, in short, I’m not a geek in charge! I’m a very ordinary editor!”
I dropped this statement like a threat to leave and ran out of the editorial office.
On my way to Kitanosawa-sensei’s house, my personal cell phone rang, not for work. I saw that it was from home.
It’s very rare to call at such times during the day, and Kokone sends mail when I’m working …… That said, isn’t Kokone working now? Little chick should also be in elementary school …… how about saying, who is the person calling!
I picked up the phone while being frightened by the sense of horror.
The phone suddenly came with an inexplicable phrase.
“This voice is Miyu ah . What’s wrong, don’t scare me ……”
From the house without half a person suddenly called, do not feel a little scary.
“No, wait a minute, when your father? You suddenly say so I can not understand ah?”
It sounded like she was leaving me hanging and arguing on the other end of the line.
“Hey ~ Miyu~”
“No, even if you say that, I still have work ……”
After that, the phone hung up unilaterally.
“What the h**l is going on ……”
It didn’t sound like an emergency, but I still didn’t understand it at all.
As a result, it was already evening when I came home from work.
Miyu must have already gone home, so I was surprised when I walked into the living room with my guard down.
“Uncle! It’s too slow!”
The anger was unexpectedly rekindled. Meaning, she’s been angry until now?
“Yuuta was just at work, you can’t say such things.”
When Sascha scolded her like that, Miyu shut her mouth in displeasure.
Needless to say, things were getting complicated before I came back.
I understood the current situation in general, and then I had to know how it had developed to this point.
“Sora, can you tell me what’s going on?”
“Well, yes. Actually…”
I asked for an explanation to Sora, who was looking troubled. I thought it would be better than asking the person directly at this time.
Sora told me the story with some hesitation.
It started when Miu decided to start working part-time without reporting to Sasha.
Sacha didn’t forbid her to work part-time, but she also said that if she wanted to start working part-time, she should wait until she got used to college life.
Miyu was scolded by Sascha for not keeping her promise. But Miu seemed to have her own opinion, and after arguing with each other, Miu ran out of the house and came to our house.
But there was no one at home, and when Sasha came after her, she called Sora and me for help…
Here is the situation when I received the call.
Sora came back as soon as he finished work, but at that time the situation had not worsened, but there was no sign of improvement either.
“That’s why I said it would be a problem if someone suddenly quit!”
“That’s the other party’s problem. I said from the beginning that I would introduce you to a part-time job.”
“That’s not your decision, mom! And if I was introduced by my mother, I would have been given special treatment in the store. I don’t just want to make money, I also want to learn as a social worker. Mom doesn’t understand my feelings at all!”
Sacha wanted Miyu to work at a place where she had a relationship with and could be trusted. On the other hand, Miyu did not want to work in a place where she was influenced by Sasha, who was a designer and president and had built up a certain status in the fashion industry. The parts that cannot be compromised by each other are in conflict with each other, so no matter how the discussion is parallel.
“In any case, disturbing Yuuta who is working is not a social study.”
“Mom left her job behind and came after her too!”
“Mom is a mom so it’s okay.”
“What sophistry! Not fair!”
After I got this fuel, the argument heated up again.
Just when I thought it would be better to stop the two, I was about to speak.
“Really! Stop it, you two! It’s not nice to fight! Aren’t you!”
Daisy scolded the two before me.
“Little, little chick, this is not a fight ……”
“Don’t make excuses! Miu-san!”
Even Miyu could only shrink away when she was reprimanded by her cute sister.
The sinister atmosphere was gone, and I was able to relax.
Sasha had a point.
But I was also a college student, so I could understand Miyu’s feelings.
Since there seemed to be no compromise between us, it was up to me, as the third party, to come up with a compromise.
“Miyu told her part-time job that she would be working soon, right? It’s not good for a social worker to say she doesn’t want to go to work right before. Let’s allow her to work part-time for now, right? If she’s not doing well in school, then we can discuss whether she should continue or not.”
When I said that, Miyu shouted, “You’re really my uncle!” She jumped up happily.
“Yuuta wants to help Miyu, right? It’s okay, it’s up to you. Hmph!”
Sacha …… got angry. It felt bad to be glared at.
“Anyway, what’s the deal with asking me to be your father?”
“Ah, it’s because mom said <>.”
In other words, it seems that she wants me to act as a guarantor when renting an apartment as a father. I don’t know if I should say she’s very capable or very slick. ……
This is how the conscience of our family – a word of Daisy, mother and daughter arguments temporarily into a truce, with each other still awkward to see, so Miyu temporarily stay overnight in our house.
“Ugh …… how to suddenly enter a period of rebellion it, Miyu really hurt.”
In the foyer waiting for the car to meet, Sasha sister leaked a melancholy sigh.
“After all, it is this age. College is a place where all kinds of people gather, isn’t it? It’s easy to compare yourself to others. When you see people who are more mature and capable than you, it’s inevitable …….”
“Is that Yuta’s experience?”
“Well, sort of.”
After all, I had been living in a dormitory since high school in order to resist my sister’s marriage and got into a lot of trouble. I also struggled for a while to become an adult at an early age, so I thought I understood Miyu’s feelings.
“I also think I understand Miu’s feeling of wanting to go out and live alone ……”
“But it’s okay to live together for a little longer, right? I’m a mother.”
The look on her face was just like Miu who said, “Mom doesn’t understand my feelings at all!” The look on her face was just like Miyu who said, “Mom doesn’t understand my feelings at all!
“Yuuta …… Miyu is counting on you.”
“Okay, I know.”
I nodded my head in response to Sacha’s words .
Even if she leaves home, I will be Miyu’s father until now and then from now on.
A few days later, I took a break from work and went to Miyu’s part-time job to check on the situation.
However, I had to hide it from her. Miyu is so perceptive, if she knew I was coming, she would think I was sent by Sasha.
Then, the mother-daughter quarrel may break out again.
According to the information obtained by Sora, Miyu’s part-time job is located near Ikebukuro, the uniform is very cute fast food restaurant.
“That’s it, I wonder if Saku-senpai knows where Miyu works.”
“Well, Segawa, I’m not a stalker.”
Saku-senpai grimaced with regret.
It’s only been a few months since he came back, and he’s completely changed back to his original size.
He said, “Japanese food is the best”, and asked the members of Lujen out to dinner every day. What country is he in so far? A little curious, but also seems a little indifferent ……
This aside, it is now the question of Miyu.
“Can’t Saku-senpai use his perverted intelligence skills to find out where Miyu works?”
“I think it’s not too much to say that there’s no comparison …… I’ve been away from Japan for a while, so naturally the intelligence network will be old and very different from before.”
“Is that so ……”
I originally bet on Saku-senpai’s perverted intelligence gathering ability, but there seems to be no way to compare it with the university days. Saku-senpai is also decaying …… No, should I say that this situation has decently risen?
That’s it, when I slightly tasted the disappointment, from nowhere came a low echoing laughter .
“Hum hum hum hum …… However, if it is to pay homage to the uniform of Lord Miyu, I can only rarely come up with the real thing. Bag on me! I will definitely help you find it!”
“Oooooh! It’s really worthy of Saku-senpai!”
It’s true that Saku-senpai is reliable at this time.
“So, how do you want to find it?”
“First, I’ll narrow down the area where I want to work by taking the path Miu-sama took from the university to her house. Then we’ll search for fast food restaurants with uniforms and use my SNS to gather information.”
Although I don’t understand much, but since Saku-senpai is so enthusiastic, I’ll just leave it to him.
I decided to stand by and watch, Saku-senpai familiar with the operation of the tablet computer.
The degree in clothing on Miyu was in Shinjuku, so I guessed it would be at one of the stops on the way. After searching immediately, various signs appeared on the map.
“There’s more than I thought ……”
“Yeah, yeah, yeah… ……”
I think so, there are fast food restaurants everywhere, and there are still a lot of them just by narrowing down to three or four stops.
“It’s too early to give up, we’ve got the target area. The next step is to use SNS to gather information ……”
While saying this, Saku-senpai made a light-hearted typing sound while posting.
The message was very straightforward.
But there were many followers, and this one was answered quickly.
“That …… Saku-senpai, not only does it feel like it didn’t help …… is it still surrounded?”
“Well, well, well, well ……”
Saku-senpai cold sweat, let out a low cry.
Seeing the situation of not collecting information and making people hostile, even Saku-senpai is getting anxious. If this continues, even the things that were originally found will not be found.
“Ugh …… even Saku-senpai can not.”
“Wait, wait a minute, Segawa! I can still… I can still keep looking for ……! There’s no way I can’t find it!”
My sigh seemed to hurt his pride, and Saku-senpai climbed on me and shouted. No, even if you say so ……
“Hm hm hm …… Saku-senpai is also out of step with the times.”
At this moment, along with the cold laughter appeared ……
“Renmura ……! You, how did you get here!”
“No, he’s the one I found.”
I explained this to the fussed Saku-senpai.
“It seems that even Saku-senpai, who was known for his personal information network in his college days, can’t help but be affected by the waves of the times.”
“So, you can do it then! You’ll be able to find a place where Miu-sama works!”
Inura smiled fearlessly and took out two cell phones from both pockets at the same time.
“Ah, hello? It’s me, it’s me ~ the previous event was well done ah ~ by the way, there is something I want to ask, the uniform near Ikebukuro cute fast food restaurant …… Huh? No, it’s not that kind of place. Really, I’ll introduce you next time ~”
While he was having a flirty conversation, he was posting on SNS with his phone at a super fast speed with his other hand.
Then he hung up the phone and called others repeatedly, while posting information on various SNS.
In a short time, even if he did not do anything, the phone would call himself, and the phone continued to send a light message back.
“…… OK, we found Miyu.”
It’s amazing that it was found in such a short time.
He is a young industrialist who owns three restaurants in the city and has a wide range of friendships.
After that, he turned to Saku-senpai.
“The days of Saku-senpai are over.”
“You, you b*****d —-!”
Saku fell to his knees, and Imura looked down at him.
Lu Ken’s generation was quietly but surely advancing. The posture of the two is symbolic of all this …… No, it does not matter at all.
That’s it, we immediately went to the store where Miyu was working.
It said it was a fast food restaurant, and I thought it was one of the world’s most famous chain stores, but it wasn’t.
“Oh, the uniform is really cute. And the staff are all pretty girls.”
Inmura, who was looking around the store with wide eyes, said.
Indeed, it is amazing that all the staff are beautiful girls, it must be the interest of the store manager.
No, more than this ……
“I say, why do we have to dress like this?”
I couldn’t help but say the words out.
“What are you talking about, this is a disguise ah disguise.J
said Imura, who was wearing a well-fitting suit. With his greasy hair, sunglasses, and tanned wheat skin, he looked like someone who worked in that field.
Instead, I wore casual Hawaiian beach shorts and beach flip-flops, as if I had exchanged clothes with Imura. Also, it’s a little cold.
“You two are fine, look at me ……”
The two of you are fine, look at me ” complained Saku, who is wearing a yukata and straw shoes, just like a sumo wrestler on vacation. This side is too suitable, can’t help but want to squirt laugh to see.
“Okay, okay, we’re all dressed so strangely, so we won’t be recognized, right?”
“Yes,is that so ……”
I don’t know whether to say convincing or not.
How about, that side of the people,aloha, sumo wrestlers what kind of group is this.
Before arriving here, every single person walking on the road turned around and peeked at us, and as soon as they passed, they quickened their pace and pulled away.
Of course, I would have turned right and fled if I had met such people coming head-on.
…… more important than these, it is now Miyu.
“Segawa, take a seat first. People will be looking at you.”
Saku-senpai is right. But I think our presence is enough of an eye-catcher, so let’s just turn a blind eye to that fact.
Even though it was a weekday, the store was inexplicably crowded, and there was a long line of people at the counter.
Not many people noticed us either.
“I’ll get in line, then.”
“I’ll have the cheeseburger combo and the ginger ale.”
“I’ll have the double beef burger. Two of these, and a large Coke upgrade, thank you.”
Both of them looked like they wanted me to buy them.
No, they were willing to come with me, so it was nothing.
The line at the counter got longer when I wasn’t looking.
After waiting in line, I noticed something amazing.
The store had three registers.
Only one of them was lined up, the other two were empty.
“Why doesn’t everyone line up at the other counter?”
I tilted my head as I moved to the empty counter next door and quickly ordered my food.
“Would you like fries with your order? They’re just about ready to fry now, so it’s a great deal with the set menu! It would be a shame to miss this opportunity!”
“Ah, uh …… okay, that’s it.”
I couldn’t help but order it because I was defeated by the shopkeeper.
What to say, somehow friendly and hard to refuse. I’m sure there are many men who come here for girls.
I was a little impressed while waiting for my meal to arrive…
“Welcome! Is this customer ready to order?”
A similar voice sounded and I couldn’t help but turn around.
I almost shouted out loud, so I held my hand over my mouth.
The clerk at the counter I was waiting in line for was actually Miyu.
“This customer, I’ve kept you waiting.”
“Yes, yes, thank you!”
I took the tray and hurried back to my seat.
“Oh, you’re quicker than I thought, Segawa.”
“Look, I found Miyu! It’s right there!”
I shoved the tray to the sumo wrestling Rex …… who was waiting leisurely, no, it was Saku-senpai, and pointed to the counter.
That’s right, the reason for the human dragon is Miyu.
Even in this store where the staff is as cute as idols, Miyu’s presence stands out from the rest. It’s not surprising that she’s not popular because of her good manners, which she developed as an elementary school student.
“No, no, the biggest reason should not be there.”
My analysis was denied by Imura.
I asked with some dissatisfaction, “What else is it?” Then, with a dirty smile on his face, he said.
“B***s, b***s. Of course it’s b***s.”
I was dumbfounded to have this point pointed out to me.
After Miu went to high school, she grew up in one breath. Of course, it was enough to make people feel the genes of Sascha.
However, I don’t want to believe that men are after b*****s. I don’t want them to look at our Miyu with evil eyes.
“Oh, it’s been a while, but Miyu has grown so much in various places. Plus, it’s too bad if the uniform emphasizes b*****s like this. Well heh ……”
The most evil man is right in front of me.
“Hey, In-mura. Don’t look at Miyu with such evil and dirty eyes.”
If I’m worried about Miyu, shouldn’t I be the first to erase this man? This question flashed through my mind for a moment, but I held it back.
“Ohhh! How could this happen, that pure, pitiful and mysterious Miyu-sama actually grew into that kind of shape ……! This is the cruel reality of the passage of time …… ……”
Some people are excited by Miyu’s growth, on the other hand, the lolicon is beaten to the ground by despair.
The look of self-loathing with burgers and fries stuffed mouth can only be described as pathetic. But that’s my fries.
These two are already a little older adults, so this disorder is too ugly.
However, as a guardian, I had to calmly analyze the situation and make a decision.
After growing up into a more attractive woman, Miyu served a non-specific majority of men with that kind of sensational dress …… How is this theoretically and educationally?
The answer is “no”.
“No! I can’t let Miyu work in a place like this-”
Slap! I was hit on the head.
“That hurts, Rika-san!?”
I came back to my senses and was looked down by Rika-senpai with her usual cold eyes.
“Uh huh …… this store is great. Let’s also make a uniform …… No, how about just using a swimsuit!”
“Ohhh! God! Let’s stop all the beauty queen time!”
“The two over there also give me quiet.”
The two of them were hit on the head by the folding fan and immediately came back to their senses.
“Lai Xiang schoolmate, how come you are here ……?”
“Sora asked me to come. She said as soon as Miyu is mentioned, Yuuta will definitely lose control and do something strange.”
Ohhhh …… Komagata …… This is such an accurate judgment.
In my wife’s complete control of my actions and trembling, while slightly cold and unhappy Laika sister also concerned.
“Okay, okay, Oda-senpai. Ah, you want a burger? It’s not bad… it hurts!”
The answer to the insensitive Nimura was a folding fan.
“Oda, Oda, calm down! What the… pfft!”
Rika-senpai kept hitting Saku-senpai with her fan.
“Rika-senpai, that …… you are angry?”
“I’m not angry.”
The grip of the fan could not support the grip force was crushed.
She’s definitely angry!
“That’s enough, get out.”
We were pushed out of the store by Laika-senpai and were lectured by her in the alley.
“You can’t disturb Miyu’s work.”
“No, we didn’t come to disturb ……”
“It’s only natural that an acquaintance who comes dressed like this will be affected.”
Exactly so ……
Listening to Laika-senpai’s justified remarks, we could only hang our heads in silence.
“There’s one more thing.”
Laika said after pausing for a beat.
“Why didn’t you look for me?”
For a moment I couldn’t understand what she was saying.
“No, no, because I think Rika-senpai has to work. Anyway, these two, that, I don’t know if they’re working or not.”
“I’m sorry, but I’m also engaged in economic activities.”
“Yes, yes, I am the owner of the store, right?”
Both of them protested, but I pretended I didn’t hear them.
Then Rika puffed up her cheeks in displeasure.
“I’m also a companion of Lujen ……”
Rika-senpai is angry that I didn’t come to her because I was worried.
It’s a euphemism for “if you’re a companion, don’t mention it”.
“…… Rika-san, I’m sorry.”
“Well, it’s okay.J
We were told not to disturb Miyu’s part-time job, we immediately withdrew.
“I’m going to take a break!”
Miyu said this to her colleagues and retreated to the store.
The customers who were lining up for her were staring at her with regret, but she smiled and pretended not to notice.
“What the h**l is Uncle doing? ……”
Into the office and the lounge, a breath of relief Miyu sighed.
I think my uncle is so worried, although I think he will definitely come to peek one day, but I did not expect to dress like that. In addition, he even brought his friends with him.
I don’t know whether to call it naivety or stupidity if you think that’s the way to complete the cross-dressing ……
When Miu sighed heavily again, the door of the lounge opened.
“Miu, what’s up? Did you work hard?”
The smile returned to Miyu’s face when she saw her friend who had come to visit the class.
Nozomi Tachia had been classmates in middle school and high school, and although they had gone their separate ways in college, they were still very close now.
Then, this part-time job was also introduced to her by Ritsuka.
The manager of this store used to run a talent agency, but it was closed down. Because of this experience, the store is actively hiring new idols and models who have little income.
The store hired cute staff to increase the sales, and the part-time girls were able to get a variety of convenience because the store manager was familiar with the show business.
“Thank you for introducing me to such a nice place, Ritsuka.”
“If Miu worked at a normal store, she would have made a big deal. It’s not like you’re going to get filmed and tweet about it.”
In this case, the manager of the store and the strong male clerk, who is trusted by the manager, are in charge of the store. Ritsuka said that if you do anything strange, you will be found out immediately.
“Ah, are you really worried about me?”
“I’m not worried about you!”
Ritsuka, who had her head turned away, blushed unconsciously.
“So, Miu, you haven’t been home, have you?”
Ritsuka’s words took Miyu’s breath away.
That’s right. Ritsuka, who was working as a model, had met Sascha at the workplace, and I’m afraid that’s when I heard about it.
“Where do you spend the night every day, Sacha-san is very worried.”
“My sister’s place. But it’s my home too. It’s not like I live outside, so what does it matter?”
Expecting to be lectured, she said back with a little resentment.
But Ritsuka just said, “I see,” and didn’t pursue the matter any further.
“Aren’t you going to lecture me?”
“How can I lecture you. After all, if I were to tell you to go home, I wouldn’t have introduced you to part-time jobs.”
The cold and reliable friend just relieved Miyu.
“However, if I really want to say, obviously can not convince the parents, and still want to live by their own strength or something, has been more than naive, is considered stupid it.”
“Well …… don’t have to say it so much.”
Ritsuka, who was already working as a model, said something that carried considerable weight.
In fact, she also left society earlier than Miyu and struggled with her own strength.
She had nothing to say, but Miyu, who could not sincerely conflict with her mother, also had her own reasons.
“I know, I’ll talk to mom properly . But, it’s still ……”
“Whatever, it has nothing to do with me anyway.”
Although Ritsuka said this without changing her coldness, but Miyu knew that she was actually worried about herself.
If not, she wouldn’t have come to visit the class specially, right.
She fully felt that she had made a good friend.
“…… By the way, where is Xiao Xiang? She didn’t come with you?”
“She said she was hungry and is now inside the store.”
As usual, her friend who put her appetite first made Miyu smile bitterly.
Ritsuka and Shoko had always been close to each other, at just the right distance.
Miu was once again grateful for the good friends she had made.
Immediately after the lesson, the students ran to Sora, who was surrounded by children and could not move.
“Wait, everyone, wait, wait!”
Each of them was shorter than Sora’s waist, and their small bodies were full of energy that could not be underestimated.
If a dozen or twenty people gathered, it would be like a typhoon in a sense.
Sora, who had been working in the music classroom for only a month, had already experienced it firsthand.
“Teacher, listen to me, listen to me!”
“Teacher, look at this, look at this!”
“So, everyone, calm down. Line up, line up!”
Sora looked at the mothers in the back of the classroom, pleading for help. Of course, no one came to her rescue, everyone just laughed.
Oh my, Miss Sora is so popular. There were even people talking and laughing with other mothers.
–Please help me!
Trying desperately to hold down her skirt, which was being pulled down by the children and was threatening to fall off at any moment, Sora cried out for help.
Se-Kuang, 22 years old, has experienced the hard work firsthand.
When she was finally freed from the energy of the children and the lack of politeness, she saw a woman with a big belly walking towards her office as she was dragging her feet.
“Ah, Satou-sensei, the handover is over for today. Thank you for your hard work.”
“It’s Segawa-sensei, it’s been hard on you. Have you gotten used to your work?”
“Sort of, sort of, a little ……”
The power of a group of three year olds was beyond her imagination, and she honestly couldn’t get used to it yet. But she couldn’t say such things when she finally found a job.
Sato-sensei, who was in charge of the three-year-old classroom before Sora, was temporarily on leave due to childbirth.
In other words, Kokone was hired because she was representing her who was on maternity leave.
“I’m already like this, so it’s a big help that Segawa-sensei is here.”
She said as she rubbed her belly, which looked like it was going to split open at any moment.
“The three-year-old classroom is very tiring, isn’t it? At that age, they are interested in everything and don’t listen at all. However, Segawa-sensei is very popular with children. Isn’t that right, Sora-sensei?”
“Well …… don’t call me that.”
At that comment, Sora felt her face flush.
The nickname had spread when Yuuta, who happened to pick up Sora early from work, accidentally called her “Sora” as usual.
The three-year-old didn’t seem to know how to say “Segawa-sensei”, so he changed it from “Sora” to “Sora-sensei” at some point. It was nice to be accepted by the children so quickly, but the mothers and teachers at work seemed to like to tease the young couple, and whenever they found an opportunity, they would ask, “Isn’t your husband coming to pick you up?” It’s embarrassing.
“I want to make fun of you because Mr. Segawa has a good reputation among mothers, and the children like you and want to know your secret.”
“Secret? How come, it’s not like I’m doing anything in particular ……”
She herself did not expect to be so popular with the children, perhaps because she had been taking care of the little chick.
If you think about it, the three sisters lived with the four of them when Yuta was three years old.
It could also be said that Sora had already experienced the feeling of child-rearing earlier.
Thinking about it, her eyes rested on the big belly of her senpai in front of her.
“That, the due date is ……”
“Oh, I’m supposed to give birth by this time next month. Recently, it seems to want to come out quickly and keep kicking my stomach.”
“Wow …… really ……”
When Sacha was pregnant with Miyu, and when Yuuri was pregnant, Sora had witnessed the process of pregnancy and birth twice, but it was still touching and surprising to see a big belly like this.
There was a person inside.
“Do you have a reservation for Segawa-sensei?”
For a moment, Sora, who didn’t understand the meaning, tilted his head to the side. But the blood immediately rushed to his cheeks.
“Huh huh! That, that, how, we haven’t, not yet!”
“It’s been four years since we got married, right? It’s not strange to consider it at this time isn’t it?”
“Ah well ……”
When asked if she had ever thought about it, of course she had imagined it many times.
But it was just imagination, it didn’t feel realistic.
In the four years since she got married, she has been living a busy life of university life and family work, and more importantly, the existence of her little child. Because of this, it was unbelievable that she did not think about having children.
From all around, it seems that a couple in their fourth year of marriage should almost have a child. …… This idea is so natural and natural that Sora only realized it now.
“I, we dare not yet! I just graduated from college, and Yuuta is also very busy with his work ……”
Seeing the red-faced Koukou, Sato could not help but laugh.
“You are still young and there is no need to rush. Our family has been dating since we were students, so my husband didn’t dare to go further after we got married. We’re not too young, so it’s almost time to have a baby.”
“Is that so? ……”
Sora was surprised that there were such couples.
There were only a few times that he and Yuuta had done that kind of thing.
After all, even holding hands now makes my heart beat faster. Miyu said that Yuuta and Sora couple is very similar, the people watching on the side is more anxious.
“But, I’ll give a little advice.”
Sato quietly whispered to Sora.
“No matter how old men and women are, they will lose their strength, in fact, it is easier to give birth while you are young.”
The suggestion was so explicit that Sora couldn’t help but let out a small scream.
“I, I will remember ……”
She finally said this with great effort and left the scene as if running away.
The advice given by the seniors in her life lingered in Kokone’s mind even at night.
Kokone had her traditional family account book and a box of half-eaten snacks in her hand.
After he married Yuuta, the household of the Segawa family was transferred to Sora.
From Yuuta’s salary to living expenses, utilities, school fees, and each of the family’s pocket money, plus insurance and savings, the number is infinitely close to zero, but now with the addition of Sora’s income, there is a lot more.
This is partly because I want to save as much as possible for the future of my little chick.
But if there is one more person ……
“Children, children? ……”
The money aspect can be more or less solved.
But the problem is that I have to take care of my family and work during my pregnancy.
The youngest still needs to be taken care of, and there will be a big exam every three years after that in middle school, high school, and college.
I’m sure I’ll have to talk to Yuuta and think it over before I decide.
“Really, what am I so positive about?”
Realizing that her mind was full of family plans, Sora’s face was inexplicably hot.
“Sis, what are you doing all by yourself?”
Miyu looked at herself with an expression like she had seen some strange creature.
“Miyu! You, aren’t you asleep?”
“It’s so late to talk to my friends. What are you doing so late, sister?”
Miyu replied as she took her tea out of the fridge.
“I’m writing my family’s account book. We have to manage our family’s important money well.”
“Anyway, you’re waiting for your uncle to come back again, aren’t you?”
Miu was right, most of the family books were for killing time.
Usually it was time for myself and Yuuta after Daisy went to bed, but Miyu had been spending the night here lately, so there was often no such time.
“Miyu, how long are you going to stay here?”
“Okay, okay, I’m sorry for disturbing your time with your dear husband ~~”
“It’s not that, I mean you should talk to Sacha-san properly.”
“This kind of thing …… I know myself.”
Miyu’s expression suddenly became serious.
“But, I want to become a designer by my own power. Even if you use your mother, rely on your mother’s relationship to achieve the dream does not make sense.”
“Have you told Sacha-san about it?”
“I can’t say it …… because mom wants me to rely on her more.”
Sacha regretted leaving her daughter.
So she tried hard to redeem the ten years that she could not be with her.
Miyu already felt this love from her.
But to Miu, who had turned eighteen and was starting to feel like an adult, it seemed like overprotection.
The friction that comes from thinking about each other.
The little bird named Miharu is struggling to leave the nest without any problems.
“I understand how Miharu feels. But, just running away like this won’t solve anything.”
“I know that, too. But I’ve been thinking a lot about what to say to mom and how to say it without making her sad. …… I feel like my head is in a mess.”
After saying this, Miyu slumped her shoulders.
The sister who is usually cheerful and can achieve anything perfectly will show such a look, it must be related to mother Sasha.
The two are very similar in that they suddenly become timid when talking about each other.
When I think about it, I can’t help but smile.
“Wait, sis, what are you laughing at?”
“Huh, strange? Am I laughing?”
What was in my mind was accidentally revealed on my face.
“You feel like you’re getting more and more careless and naive after getting married.” ……
“Well …… is, is it?”
I feel less nervous or brave compared to before.
The people at work are all children, and although they need physical strength, they are all innocent and obedient. At home, I have a husband who comes home late but works hard and is conscientious, and my adopted daughter, Cherie, who is only an elementary school student but is smart and well-behaved and helps with household chores.
Could it be that I am now at the peak of happiness? No, I’m lucky to be married to my first love, Yuta. After all, the opponent is a strong opponent.
“Look, your face is falling down again.”
“It’s nice to be happy, but it’s better to be careful, right?”
Miyu looked at the table.
The empty bags of snacks were piled up in front of her.
It’s strange, when did you eat so much.
“I don’t care if your stomach is falling down. Good night then ~~”
The sister’s yell came from behind and Miyu quickly ran away.
Miu left the eyes of the customers who were targeting her and returned to the office just as the manager was working on the computer.
“Good job, manager.”
“Thank you, Tori. How are you getting on?”
“Yes, thanks to you.”
Well, that’s good. The store manager smiled peacefully.
The smooth and seemingly weak manager was known as a powerful president in the show business, but Miu still couldn’t believe it.
She asked Hashiba once, but he shivered at the mere mention of the manager’s name.
“By the way, today is payday. It’s the first time you’ve sent money, so please make sure it’s there.”
“Yes! Thank you, manager!”
Payroll. This is also the first experience for Miyu.
Because of this, it was also the first time since she was born that she opened an account at the bank by herself.
Whatever it was, it was the first time, and that alone was exciting.
“I will say this to every girl who works for me.”
Then, the store manager spoke slowly.
“Please think carefully about your first paycheck and spend it on something meaningful.”
“Uh, don’t you save it?”
Miu was a little confused. She thought that adults would say “save” in the same breath at such times.
“This is just my personal opinion, but the importance of money and how to use it, you will only know when you actually use it. However, we don’t pay much per hour here, so we shouldn’t be able to buy anything expensive ……”
After that, the store manager smiled with an apologetic expression.
After work, Miu immediately went to the bank.
She operated the ATM to make sure her account had been paid.
“Wow, …… is really in.”
I was so touched.
This is not money from her parents, but money she earned.
She hadn’t worked long, so it was only a few thousand yen at most, but in Miu’s eyes, the money seemed to hold all kinds of possibilities.
She remembered what the store manager had said, “Use it for something worthwhile”.
She wanted to save as much as she could for her solitude, but Miu also wanted to buy something for herself.
But what exactly is meaningful?
Buy the bag that you wanted before …… No, it’s a little different.
Buy a book that will deepen your knowledge …… This is also just more serious, also not right.
I’d like to invite Ritsuka to dinner and thank her for introducing me to her.
Well, that might be good. But, in that case, what about that person? He worked late every day and still cooked for himself. He came back despite his busy schedule to try to eat with me.
But I don’t always thank her for that. Because she is shy.
“…… Well, it’s decided.”
She only received 10,000 from her account and put it carefully in her wallet.
Then Miyu hurried back to the same way.
As soon as ten o’clock at night, the windows of the office building were darkened one by one.
Among them, a corner was brightly lit.
There was the office and design studio of Sacha’s clothing brand “Gagarina”.
Sascha, who is the president of the company, is here. Irinikina Gagarina, who is the president of the company, was looking troubled in front of a dress that had just been made from a design.
“The balance is not good. ……”
Even though I didn’t notice it on the drawing, it just didn’t feel right once it was turned into a finished product.
This is something that happens a lot, so of course I can’t just sell it like this.
Five years after moving the base from Russia to Japan, it started out as a small room in a small mixed residential and commercial building, and finally arrived here, so it was impossible to do things opportunistically.
We had to make changes until we were satisfied, and sometimes we had to start all over again.
It’s Sacha’s job to bet on the pride of the brand that bears his name, to not allow any compromise, and to challenge the industry.
“…… But ideas don’t come that easily.”
Sacha, who had changed her serious expression and puffed out her cheeks in discontent, fell down on the table.
“I can’t do it anymore ~ I’m tired ~ I don’t want to think ~”
She stretched her hand on the table and waved it like a child.
The members who were used to seeing Sacha like this could only laugh bitterly.
“President, why don’t you go back today?”
Then, a caring employee said so.
“Oh, it’s already so late. Don’t worry, everyone can go home first.”
“Where’s the president?”
“Well …… I’d like to stay and think a little longer.”
After saying that, Sacha sent the members back home.
Japanese people will stay in the company even after working hours for some reason as long as their boss is still working. She still couldn’t understand this feeling after living in Japan for almost ten years.
After all the members left the office, Sacha went back to her desk again.
Leaning her back against the office chair, she could not help but let out a deep sigh.
“That, President ……”
At that moment, one of the subordinates came back.
“What’s wrong? Did you forget to take something?”
“No, that ……”
Before the subordinate finished speaking, a blonde girl who resembled Sacha suddenly peeked out from behind his face.
“Miyu ……! What’s wrong!?”
Sascha was so surprised that he couldn’t help but stand up.
She used to say she wanted to watch Sascha work and used to come here from time to time, but lately she rarely visits the company.
The size of the company has grown, and the number of employees has increased since the office was moved. Seeing the company getting busier and busier every day, Miyu felt that she should not disturb her mother.
“Are you disturbing your mother’s work?”
“No, why not. Come on, come in.”
But Miu just squirmed and refused to enter.
When she was looking at her, she suddenly took out a paper bag.
The writing on the paper bag looked similar. It was the name of the fast food restaurant where Yuuta said Miyu was working.
“That, I got my first paycheck today. I was wondering what I should do with the money …… so I wanted to eat with my mom, so I bought it.”
Miyu took out the burger wrapped in a wrapper from the paper bag.
“Did Miyu make this?”
“Well, yeah …… I want to say that but the cooking was done by someone else. I’m still just a newcomer, so all I can do is fry this fries, and fill the drink.”
So finished, Miyu showed a shy smile.
“I can’t cook at all, but I can order food and smile perfectly! I just say <> I’m sure everyone will buy them!”
Miu happily talked about her part-time job.
Seeing her, Sacha suddenly found that the blockage in her chest disappeared.
She had always felt that Miu, who said she didn’t want to depend on her mother, would leave her.
But Miu was just stepping into a new world.
Although the bird that left the nest would not return to its parents, Miharu returned in this way.
And as the name suggests, she has gained beautiful, strong feathers.
“Yes …… is really worthy of my daughter.”
“Let’s talk about it while we eat. By the way, not only part-time jobs, college matters, friends, anything, I want to hear Miyu talk.”
“Yeah, okay, mom.”
She sat down at the table with Miyu and opened the burger she had bought.
Even that little thing made her happy.
The two of them talked late into the night, and even the attentive staff left the office quietly so as not to disturb them.
It was a few days before Sora knew that Sacha and Miyu had made up.
It was just a fight over some friction, and once she opened up, it was quickly resolved.
She even bragged that mother and daughter were going on a trip together and that their relationship was better than before.
“And then what? Why did you come to our house again? .”
Miyu, who was lying on the sofa relaxing, was glared at by Sora with narrowed eyes .
“Huh… because mom is on a business trip.”
Miyu replied as her eyes turned to her phone.
She didn’t want to stay home alone, and it was a hassle to prepare the meal. This point, Miyu is advocating to live in this home can be tea, food, and will be quite easy.
“Really, you have the nerve to say you want to live alone.”
“No problem, no problem. I can do it if I want to.”
“How dare you say that to yourself ……”
Miyu also returned to her usual appearance, feeling more than usual.
“Anyway, since you’re staying here, you have to help clean up. Auntie Ryoko is coming later.”
When she heard that her aunt was coming, Miyu suddenly jumped up.
“Wait, wait, where are you going?”
“Sorry, I have to work later. Bye, sis.”
“Hey! Don’t lie to me!”
In the end, Miu got away.
As soon as Miu left, Ryoko arrived.
Halfway through the cleaning process, Kokone, who was worried about what would be said about her, brought out the snacks and cold chai tea for tea.
She found a wrapper under the table that Miyu had just finished eating, so she quickly picked it up and stuffed it in her pocket.
“Ah, ahaha ……”
Sora tries to muddle through with a laugh.
“It’s been a long time, Sora.”
Surprisingly, Ryoko didn’t say anything, but spoke calmly.
“Yes, it’s been a long time, Auntie.”
Ryoko hadn’t been visiting here much since she got married. Literally, it had been a long time since her last visit.
Since that was the case, it was only natural that she would care about the reason for her visit. After all, to Sora, Ryoko was like her mother-in-law.
“There is no special reason to visit today.”
The words that came out of her mouth like she was reading her mind made Sora groan inwardly.
“I heard from Mr. Shingo that Sora was successfully inaugurated safely, so I came to congratulate you.”
So saying, Ryoko put the envelope on the table.
“No, it’s not a gift or anything. Auntie has already taken care of us so much.”
“Well, you can take it.”
The firm tone of voice said so, small empty can not refuse .
“I heard that it’s a music class for children. It’s hard to take care of your family, isn’t it?”
“At first, it’s a little tiring when I’m not used to it. But the hours aren’t that long, and the little girl will help with the housework.”
Then Sora told Ryoko about the family, how Yuuta had gotten a job that required more responsibility, how Daisy was doing well in school and seemed to be as popular with the boys as Miu had been before, and their own current situation.
In the past, Yuuta and his three sisters had to undergo an attitude check in order to live together. Because of this, Kokone has developed a habit of being nervous whenever she is in front of Ryoko. But when you think about it, since they were married and became a couple, they didn’t have to worry about being broken up.
Ryoko must have come to see her simply because she was worried about herself.
Perhaps because of this peace of mind, Sora was even more talkative than before.
“That’s right, Miyu and Sasha sister said they want to go on a trip together, so we are planning to go somewhere together as soon as summer vacation. But only if Yuuta can get leave.”
“Is that so? …… That said, Sora ……”
“Are you going to eat too much?”
Ryoko’s eyes gazed at the mountain of snack bags piled up by Sora’s hand.
“Awwwwww! This, this!”
He ate so much again without realizing it.
“No, I’m sorry! I’m sorry! I really ate too much, didn’t I?”
“No, don’t worry about it. …… Is it true that you’ve been doing this a lot lately?”
“Uh …… yes, lately often feel hungry ……”
Sora lowered his head with a red face.
Then, Ryoko frowned and made an unexpected proposal.
“Sora, let’s go to the hospital.”
“It’s been three months.”
The doctor wearing a white robe suddenly said so .
Speaking of the party in question, Sora, is still do not understand the meaning of this sentence froze.
No, in fact, she already knew.
From the time Ryoko brought herself to the obstetrics and gynecology department, the answer was only “Yes” and “No”.
In other words, there was already a three-month-old baby in her belly…
“Mrs. Segawa, did you hear that?”
“…… Huh? Ah, yes. I heard it!”
“Everyone is surprised to find an unexpected pregnancy. But once you find out, you have to start preparing right away. After all, there is a new life here.”
“Yes, yes ……”
“Anyway, go home today and talk to your family. This is not a problem for you alone.”
Leaving the maternity ward, Sora was still a bit dazed.
She had a baby in her belly.
Yuta’s baby with her own.
More than the actual feeling, various words were the first to swirl in her head.
When Ryoko called, Sora came back to her senses.
“Anyway, first go back to discuss with Yuuta. Because we definitely need our husband’s help next.”
Yes, I have to talk to Yuuta.
But when should I say it. It’s better to talk about this kind of thing when they are alone.
I wonder what expression Yuuta will make. Will he be happy? No, he’ll be scared to death at first, and then he’ll feel it after a while ……
Flying into the world of paranoia again .
“I know you’ll be distracted, but please pull yourself together. You’re going to be a mother.”
“I am …… mother ……!”
That hit Sora’s heart more than any other words.
After the spring, when the harbingers of early summer appeared –
The Segawa family is preparing to roll up a new commotion.
Extra after Chapter 4: Segawa Yuta, Dad’s 8th year of shock
It was rare for Sora to call from work, and he sounded very serious.
It’s unusual that she said “I’m at the hospital” when she called. It was definitely a big deal. Noticing this, I asked my boss to leave early and rushed back to Sora.
The train to Ikebukuro was less crowded because it was the time of departure.
As the train rattled, anxiety and fear kept running through my head.
The hospital called me out of the blue.
I couldn’t stop thinking about what life was going to bring me.
When I returned home in fear, I found Sora waiting for me alone.
By the way, at this time of the day, the little girl was still at school.
“Yuuta, I’m sorry, you’re obviously still working.”
“No, it’s okay. Where’s Auntie? Didn’t she go to the hospital with you ……”
“She went back first. Said it’s better for us two to talk.”
My aunt is so worried about us ……
My anxiety was growing.
But, it can’t continue like this .
“So, what’s the important thing?”
“Uh, it’s ……”
Sora lowered his head with difficulty.
It’s already the limit .
“I got it! No need to say more!”
“Huh ……? No, that ……”
“Never mind! There’s almost no disease that modern medicine can’t cure! The treatment may be hard, but I’m here! Let’s overcome it together!”
“Wait a minute, Yuuta you seem to misunderstand ……”
No matter what kind of difficult disease, no matter how many years it takes to treat, I will not give up.
Daisy will definitely help too.
“By the way, there is the so-called second opinion . Just go to other hospitals to check, maybe we can still find any hope ……!”
Sora suddenly stood up and shouted .
“That’s enough, calm down and listen to me properly.”
“I know, I know ……”
“First of all, I’m not sick so don’t worry.”
“Then why did you have to go to the hospital?”
“That I will explain now . But, Auntie deliberately thought of us, but it’s all for nothing.”
Sora puffed out her cheeks in displeasure for some reason.
Then, to me, who was still confused, she said in a reproachful tone.
“You think, even if you are not sick, you will go to the hospital, especially the couple …… right?”
“Uh …… vaccinations and such?”
“Why is that! Mrs. Yu is retarded!”
Pissed her off .
“So! The hospital told me! It’s been three months!”
“Three months ……”
Sora touched her stomach and blushed.
Even the slow-witted me understands this level.
However, even though I understood, I couldn’t just accept it by saying “Oh, that’s right”.
“Three, three months, so it’s hard to …… uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
I couldn’t help but yell, making Sora’s eyes widen.
I didn’t mind embracing my wife who was staring at me.
“That was great! That was great! That’s amazing, Sora!”
“You’re too excited, Yuuta.”
“That’s our baby!
Who can calm down now!
After all, there’s a baby in Sora’s belly right now!
I was so excited for a while.
In the meantime, Sora was snuggling with me with a shy expression on her face.
After an hour of savoring the joy, I finally calmed down.
However, it can be said that I was too excited to be tired.
“By the way, my child ……”
“You’re laughing like that. I was treated like a patient at the beginning.”
“That’s… that’s… I’m sorry for sounding so serious over the phone …….”
“Oh …… it’s okay. You are so happy to forgive you.”
It’s great that my wife is so forgiving.
“And then, what I’m going to say next is very realistic ……”
Sora said this with a serious expression.
“The doctor said that the miscarriage will start soon.”
“Miserable, miserable? …… I’ve heard of that.”
It seems that after a period of pregnancy, you will frequently start to vomit and headache.
That’s all I know.
I don’t know how serious it is and what I can do to help.
If I had known that it would happen, I would have watched my sister when she was pregnant.
But at that time, I was having a temper tantrum because my sister got married in a flash.
“The degree varies from person to person, but in severe cases, people can’t even get up.”
“Is it that serious?”
“That’s why the aunt will come to help at home regularly for the time being.”
“Really? That’s great.”
I’m not at home with Daisy during the day, so it’s a relief if my aunt can come during this time.
“But I’ll be doing as much housework as I can!”
“Don’t be a hero. Just let your aunt help you at a time like this. And then, Sora also had to talk to the music class.”
“Ah, yes! I will not be able to work …… how, how to do, will not be expelled!”
“You have to talk to them properly and not cause trouble to the classroom. However, it should not be so much that you will be expelled.”
Then the two of us talked about what was going to happen from now on.
I’ve only heard a small part of what I’ve heard from the doctor today, and I think we’ll have to go to the obstetrics and gynecology department together and ask the doctor afterwards.
Then, it was too much to depend on my aunt to come every week until the baby was born. I have to do what I can do first.
But there was one more thing that had to be taken care of first.
“What should I tell Daisy?”
Sora muttered uneasily.
Daisy was listed in the family register as the adopted daughter of me and Sora, and her surname had been changed from Takanashi to Segawa.
To me she was a niece, to Sora a sister. The child born between Sora and me is a cousin, a niece and a nephew, and a sister-in-law to Hina, which is actually very complicated.
Of course, for us, both the baby and the new child are equally important family members.
The love that should be injected is unlikely to be different.
However, the chick will then enter a period of sentimentality. If the chick doesn’t sort out her own relationship with the new baby, she may be hurt by the strange looks around her due to the complicated situation of our family.
It’s a big responsibility as a parent to tell our little one.
“What will the little one think? ……”
“No problem, the little one is very smart. Just talk to her slowly and carefully.”
I quietly embraced the restless Sora.
“I’m back ~! It’s so rare, is uncle back already?”
It didn’t take long for Sora to come home.
I think she saw my shoes in the foyer, and she walked into the living room with an incredulous expression.
“Daisy, we have something important to tell you.”
“Something important? Then wait for me, I’ll put my bag in.”
With that said, Hatchling immediately ran up to her room on the second floor.
When she washed her hands and rinsed her mouth properly, we told her again.
“Actually, …… is already three months old!”
Daisy froze and tilted her head to one side.
“Yuuta …… you said that the little child does not understand.”
“Yes, is that so.”
Indeed, it is too harsh to ask a schoolboy to notice such things.
Then, Sora said, instead of me, who had failed to speak.
“That’s right, I have a baby in my belly now. So, Daisy is going to be a sister.”
The word “sister” made Daisy’s expression light up.
“I’m going to be a sister?”
“That’s true, but since it’s my child and Sora’s child, it’s a little complicated because it’s a cousin and a niece and a nephew…”
“Compared to that kind of thing, when will the little baby be born! A boy? Girl?”
“So,that kind of thing ……!?”
“Wow, what to do! I’m going to become a sister! That’s great! That’s great!”
The slightly different reaction from Daisy’s expectation confused Sora and me.
No, because you see, we were so seriously worried about how to explain it.
I didn’t expect it to be taken as “such a thing”.
“She seems purely happy.”
“Yes. Maybe we’re thinking too much.”
Maybe that’s what happened.
“By the way! What about the name? Have you decided?”
“I just found out today that I’m pregnant. And I don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl yet.”
“Really, that’s right! Wow, I’m looking forward to it. …… Can I touch your belly, Sora-san?”
“Yes, but it’s still flat, right?”
“That’s okay! I’ll tell him I’m a sister from now on!”
After saying that, Daisy touched Sora’s belly and began to say.
“Hello, how are you …… not, first time meeting? In short, I’m a sister!”
“Really, the little chick is also really …… the same as Yuuta.”
“…… am I that excited?”
It’s embarrassing to be told that.
When I think about it, my sister is also the one who will lose control when she gets excited.
This may be a trait of the Segawa bloodline.
“Hurry up and give birth, I want to play with you so much!”
That’s what Daisy said to Sako’s belly for a while.
The day after I found out that she was pregnant, I immediately started to take action.
After all, if she started to get pregnant, she might not be able to move.
So it was Ryoko’s aunt’s words that made me tense up.
Then, the first thing I had to do was to report the pregnancy to the people who should know.
“Sis is pregnant!”
Miyu made a rare sound of shock.
When Sacha, Miyu and we were having dinner together, we took the opportunity to tell them about the pregnancy.
It’s better to talk about such important things in person, so we didn’t say anything on the phone, but we surprised them.
“By the way, did you make a mistake, sister? Could it be that you ate too much and your belly got fat?”
“How rude, I’ve been to the doctor properly!”
“Really, you’re pregnant …… Congratulations! Sister!”
At this point, Miyu finally sat back in her seat.
“Sasha, that’s it, so it would be nice if I could talk to you.”
Auntie said she would come over as often as possible to help, but it would be easier for Sora to have someone nearby who had experience in childbirth, and it would be nice if that person was Sascha.
“Yes, of course. If it’s something I can help with, anything is fine.”
Unlike Miyu, she was calm.
No, rather, Sascha would normally be so happy that she would hug Sora.
“Sascha, what’s wrong?”
“Huh ……? Ah, yes. I’m sorry, I was a little shocked.”
After saying that, Sacha looked at Sora with an indescribable expression.
“So small little empty to become a mother …… feel like a long time has passed it.”
“I also, and feel very incredible. Because, at that time, the belly of Sasha sister is my mother ah.”
“Little empty ……”
For Sora, who had lost her mother before she knew what she was doing, Sacha was the first person who came to mind when she was mentioned.
“That is to say, for the mother is the same as the birth of a grandson.”
Miyu’s words brought a shocked look to Sacha’s face.
“My grandson …… I am, Grandma ……?”
Grandmother . This word seems to really give the young Sacha not a small blow .
“That,that! Mom is just an analogy! Sacha-san is, that …… yes, a sister! The feeling of a sister!”
“No, it’s okay …… Sora, no need to comfort me especially, I’m fine.”
Sacha, who did not look like she was fine, said so.
“I’m sorry …… but I’m really shocked. I didn’t expect my sister to be pregnant, but I still have to do what I have to do.”
No matter what Miyu thought of her sister, this statement I do not know how to feel.
“Anyway, congratulations, sis. And uncle too.”
“Thank you, Miyu.”
“Miyu is a new college student and should be busy, but it would be nice if you could help Sora.”
“I’ll take care of it. Daisy, let’s help Sora’s sister together.”
“Yes! I’ll do my best! Because I’m the older sister!”
“Ah, yes. That’s right. That’s great, you’ve always wanted to be a sister.”
So, when she became a senior in kindergarten, she also said she became a sister and often took care of the children below her. In a sense, Daisy’s dream had come true.
“And then, who else did you tell?”
“Well, Auntie Ryoko, who went to the hospital with Sora, knew. We also did talk to Sora’s work and my immediate supervisor.”
Even though she’s pregnant, it’s not like she’s going to give birth on her own after ten months.
You can’t be careless until you enter the safe period. Ryoko’s aunt and the doctor both said they didn’t know what would happen.
It was not a threat to us to say that.
But pregnancy and childbirth is a life-threatening event.
So we can’t announce it until our belly gets bigger.
That was the end of the fun and celebration, I had to be prepared to stay calm no matter what happened. That’s the only thing a powerless father can do until the baby is born.
“Tell Rika, too, right?”
“Rika-san? But ……”
Although the friendship is so deep that it is like a family, but it is a bit embarrassing to involve Laika, who is busy as a teacher. As soon as we said that, Sasha shook her head and said, “Now is not the time to talk about such things.
“Now we have to rely on all the people we can. It’s good to have more women.”
“I know. I’ll go talk to Rika tomorrow.”
Relying on the people who have taken care of her is also one of the realizations.
The first thing to do is to let the mother and child finish the delivery safely, and then to repay the kindness received.
“Don’t you want to talk to Sago and Nimura?”
“I don’t think we need to tell them at …… yet, right? You see, they are both busy.”
After thinking about it for a while, I concluded.
“But, it’s a bit …… to talk to Raika-san but not to Nimura-go and Saku-go.”
“It’s okay, Miyu. Just don’t say anything for the rest of your life.”
Yeah, right. This is better, let’s do it.
“How can you do this, you have to talk to them properly and ask them to help.”
“No, but Sora, what if it’s a girl!”
“No, we have been taken care of by them .”
“Uncle is also really, how to be a stupid father now?”
Miyu said so, and everyone laughed.
The joy of getting a new family naturally filled our house with warmth.
The next day, I finished my work early and left work on time for a rare occasion to go to “Beskaria”.
Although it was a little early on weekdays, the store was still very busy.
“Excuse me, can I help you? I have an appointment at ……”
“Uh, I’m ……”
I was a bit overwhelmed when I entered the store and was greeted by a cute female sales clerk.
The store in Nimura has recently become a gathering place for our members, but I rarely come in during business hours like this.
“Ahhh, it’s okay, it’s okay, it’s Segawa.”
Then, Nimura came out and pulled me away.
“You’re still so bad with girls.”
“Cut the c**p, where are the others?”
“They’re not here yet. Segawa first, anyway, wait for a drink first.”
I did as he said and waited inside at the reserved seat while drinking a beer, and after the remaining two people came, the members of Luyen finally arrived.
“What’s the important thing?”
After the first glass of wine was drained, Rika asked.
“Actually, next year, I think I’m going to be a father.”
“Daddy …… is also known as Sora is pregnant!
Although I was ashamed to say it a bit euphemistically, but everyone seemed to immediately sense my meaning.
“Congratulations, Yuuta. I have to go see Sora.”
“Well, really congratulations . In-mura, give me another drink.”
Their reaction was more mature than expected.
After all, it’s the same people as In-mura, so I thought I would be asked questions and teased a lot.
After the second toast, I told them honestly, but I heard something I didn’t expect.
“It’s normal to have children when you’re married. It’s more slow than I thought.”
“Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
“In-mura is so cheap.”
I didn’t expect to be told it was too late.
The two of us have talked about, children at least until after Sora graduated, think each other should still be early only we couples only?
“Oops, but that Segawa is finally going to be a father ah ……”
“Before so bad at talking to girls said.”
“But, often peeked at my b*****s.”
“Don’t mention such former words! And in front of me!”
I think it’s only once in a while. Really.
As we talked, the food came.
“Anyway, congratulations. Let’s do it again!”
“To the future of the Segawa couple!”
Inimura led the way, and we drank again.
I felt a little ashamed to celebrate like this, so I took the opportunity to dry my glass in one gulp.
“Segawa dried up his beer in one gulp ……”
“I used to get drunk just by smelling it …… I’ve really grown up.”
“I feel so much emotion.”
“You guys that what touched ah.”
I don’t know why the partners of the road research are in tears, you are my parents or something.
I asked Laika to talk to her when she was pregnant, and Imura volunteered to help with the household chores (mainly cooking). I’m so thankful that both of you are so busy.
Saku-senpai recommended a few old anime or something for the upcoming baby, but I turned them down.
I think I also told my workplace about it.
The vacant position was filled by the teacher who had taken maternity leave and was replaced by Sora.
In a sense, I think it was a good timing.
“I have to report to Dad and the others, too.”
“Yeah, we’ll go to the tomb this weekend.”
Although it took so long, I hope my sister and brother-in-law won’t be angry.
Well, everyone who should know should have reported. Although I think so ……
“I feel like I’ve forgotten something.”
“Yuuta too? In fact, I also feel as if I forgot someone.”
Hearing my muttering Sora also agreed.
“It seems to be very close and yet very far, always there at important moments, but usually do not often see ……”
“Very close, yet very far …… ah ah!
Thinking about that person, I couldn’t help but shout.
Very close yet very far . In other words, the relationship is very close but live very far away, as long as there is no big deal will not meet the person.
“I can’t believe you forgot about me.”
I don’t know if the timing was clever, but the person we had completely forgotten about came a few days later.
“No, I’m sorry, Brother Shingo.”
I apologized to Sora and me for forgetting our closest relatives.
If I had to find an excuse, it was that Ryoko’s aunt had threatened the doctor that she would start to get pregnant soon, so I had been busy preparing.
“However, it happened suddenly, so you must have been very nervous. I don’t mean to blame you, but it’s Shingo’s grandson, so I’ll have to report it to Takanashi’s relatives.”
“I’m sorry, Shingo-san. I have to pull myself together a little.”
The Kotoroyu family is a family with a lot of roots, and although there is no sense of family, the ties between relatives are unexpectedly strong.
Shingo’s brother-in-law is a free-spirited person in the family, so maybe Kokone also inherited this temperament.
“But it’s rare to find such a good thing, so I’m not going to say anything. Congratulations, Sora and Yuta.”
After that, Shingo’s face suddenly twisted and he sniffled as if he was holding back tears.
“No, I’m sorry …… I thought of what Shingo would say if he was still alive, so I ……”
“Brother Shingo ……”
“Not only Shingo, but Yuuri and Joo must want to see their eldest grandson as well.”
The words made my eyes warm up too.
I said that my sister kept telling me.
“Get married and have kids soon, your family is great.
I was finally able to respond to my sister’s expectations.
When I thought that, my tear ducts naturally relaxed.
“Have you reported to Shingo yet?”
“We’re scheduled to go to the tomb with the whole family this weekend.”
“Really? …… Say hello to him for me too.”
Brother Shingo sucked hard on his nose.
“Well, that’s enough of the crying and whining. I actually brought you two a souvenir!”
Brother Shingo took out a big bag of luggage in front of us.
The luggage that came with both hands, I was very concerned since he entered the house.
“First of all, there are diapers and baby clothes, bibs and pacifiers, the crib was still there when the baby was small, so it should not be needed, but I think it is better to change the bedding set. Look, this quilt is made of 100% organic cotton…”
One by one, the baby products out, let me and small empty eyes.
“That, Brother Xinhao …… is not too early to buy these ……”
“Which will! It’s better to be prepared than not!”
“No, but, still don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl, so ……”
The brother of the letter good to put on the face of the present only to find out.
All of the dresses that were brought in, each and every one of them was worn by a girl.
Takanashi Miyu’s morning started by turning on the switch of the coffee machine.
Then, she stood in front of the luxurious center-island kitchen, one of the selling points of this luxury apartment, and made breakfast.
By the time the coffee machine smells good, breakfast for two is ready.
In the past, Miu’s ideal of a stylish and sophisticated life was just around the corner.
But now, it was different from that ideal.
“Mom, it’s almost time to get up.”
She shook her mother, who had fallen asleep on the big bed, awake.
“Is it …… already this time ……?”
Sasha replied with a sleepy expression.
“Yes, I’ve already made breakfast.”
“No …… let me sleep a little more.”
“No, you said the same thing yesterday and ended up not eating breakfast, it’s not good for your health.”
Miyu knew she worked late yesterday. Mayu also want to let her continue to sleep, but today decided to put breakfast before some sleep time.
In other words, she exercised coercion.
“Okay, get up!”
“Ahhhh ~ mmm, Miyu is so bad ~”
“How can you make such a sound to your daughter? ……”
Miyu sighed as if dumbfounded.
“Well, let’s get started.”
A few minutes after walking into the bathroom, Sascha returned with a happy look on her face.
I can’t believe she was just squirming like a caterpillar on the bed.
But it was only recently that Sacha showed such a casual look in front of Miyu.
“By the way, when are you going to find a room?”
“This Saturday …… you really want to come along? Mom is not very busy? I can say alone.”
“No! This is the room where my beloved daughter will be staying, I must check it with my eyes once!”
Within walking distance of the apartment, the security is perfect, the entrance is guarded 24 hours a day, and the surroundings are good. Although Sacha offered such a deal, the question of whether there was a room in such good condition was itself a problem. And even if you can find one, how much is the rent ……
The mother who was more excited than herself, Miyu could only smile bitterly.
“By the way, is there a vacancy in Laika’s apartment? It’s very close to here, and the security is very safe?”
“No need to live in such a fancy place, the rent is expensive.”
“I told you to let mom pay for it.”
A mother who can’t stop worrying about her daughter and a daughter who doesn’t want to rely on her mother’s money as much as possible.
Their opinions are parallel in any case.
If things continue like this, we might not be able to find a room for a few months. I really hope to find one before my sister gives birth to a child.
“By the way. I have a part-time job tonight, and I’ll go straight to my sister’s place afterwards.”
“Oh, so you don’t have to cook.”
“Well, mom works hard too, right?”
Don’t worry about such things said …… she pretended not to hear Sacha’s voice muttering like that.
“But, sister is going to become a mother ah …… completely can not imagine it.”
“Really, Miyu is so rude.”
“Mother, you can’t just be a mother. Once a child is born, it will naturally become a mother inside.”
“From the moment Miyu was born, my world changed.”
Sacha narrowed her eyes nostalgically.
“Then I’ll put the bowl away!”
Embarrassed by the sight of her mother, Miyu stood up in a panic.
While Miyu was cleaning up, Sacha was watching the TV news with a cup of coffee in one hand.
Looking through the kitchen like this, Sacha felt like a strong woman at work and looked very handsome in her daughter’s eyes.
In the past, Sacha made more efforts than necessary to make up for the lost time.
While she led a busy life as a designer and president of a clothing company in Japan, and sometimes as a model for her own products, she never slacked off in her domestic duties as a mother.
It is only natural for her to be strong, not to say that the candle burns at both ends, but even at three or four ends.
Miu would like to live alone because she does not want to become the shackle of Sascha’s dream.
She wants Sascha to be a self-reliant, strong, and handsome woman all the time.
Miu looks at her mother more like an ideal woman than as a daughter.
At that moment…
The sound of breaking pottery came from the living room.
“Mom, what’s wrong?”
She rushed over and saw Sacha standing frozen.
She didn’t even look at the broken mug at her feet.
Just as she ran to her mother’s side, Miyu heard the words coming from the TV and couldn’t help but turn around.
The box of emergency news appeared on the TV, reflecting the face of a certain man.
Miyu had seen that man.
It was the man she met that cold night.
He looked at himself and Sasha with a calm but slightly lonely look.
Miu knew why the male appeared in front of her, and now she knew why her mother was shaken to a degree she had never been before.
The anchor repeated the same thing as if it was a deliberate attempt to make people feel uneasy.
The person who might be Miu’s father is hospitalized.
There are some things in the world that it is better not to know.
On the contrary, there are also disadvantages caused by not knowing.
It can be said that it is happier not to know, but it can also be said that it is impossible not to know.
To know, or not to know…
That’s the question.
What the h**l are you talking about? I’m about to hear someone say something, so in short, I’m annoyed.
In a way, this may be the first decision that a father makes.
That is, whether or not to ask if the child will be born a boy or a girl…
“That’s the question ……!”
I shouted and fell down on the table while groaning at the end of my brain.
“Yuuta, are you still bothered?”
Raising my face, I saw Sora who had finished organizing dinner.
“I don’t care if I’m a boy or a girl ……”
“Naive! That’s naive, Sora!”
I stood up and emphasized .
“Of course I don’t care if it’s a boy or a girl as long as it’s born safely! But that’s not the problem!”
“Uh …… what do you mean ……?”
“It’s …… fetus.”
I said so heavily across the table with my wrists crossed.
Then, I showed the article on the front page of the website that I had printed beforehand to Sora.
Fetal education, as the name suggests, is the education given to the fetus.
By talking to the baby in the womb or listening to music, sensitivity and language skills can be developed from an early stage.
There is no definitive scientific evidence, but there are several case reports that show the effectiveness of fetal education.
This is what it says.
“What’s wrong with this fetal education?”
“Fetal education is about talking to the baby in the womb. If you want to talk, you need a name, don’t you? And if you pick a name, you need to know the s*x first.”
That’s how it works.
“So, can we use ultrasound when the time comes?”
“No! Wait a minute! It’s too early to make a decision!”
I stopped Sora in a panic and took out another piece of paper.
“This is some dad’s blog. It says <>.”
I felt that Sora was not interested, but I decided to continue.
“This father did not know the s*x of the child until the moment of its birth. As a result, it tells the double joy of the birth of the child and the knowledge of the s*x. So? Don’t you feel moved? It’s going to be a great experience!”
I couldn’t help but imagine what it was like.
“So …… it’s almost time for me to put the bath water on.”
I can’t believe I was ignored.
“Wait, Sora, now I’m talking about something very important!”
I sighed in boredom as I pestered.
“Didn’t the doctor say it would take two or three months to find out the s*x? What’s the use of worrying about it now?”
“Three or three months are going to pass very quickly, right? We need to discuss it now.”
“Okay, okay, I’m fine with it, let Yuuta decide.”
Sora replied indifferently and went back to her chores.
I don’t know why I can be so casual about the baby in my belly.
I think it’s been said that women who get married are inexplicably stronger.
I can’t believe Sora is already showing signs of that ……
“Daisy, you wash first.”
“Miyu too, don’t keep looking at your phone, are you going to spend the night here today?”
Even though Sora spoke to her, Miu kept staring at the screen of her phone.
“Miyu? Did you hear that?”
“…… Huh, what? Sister?”
“Really, I just asked you if you’re going to spend the night here today?”
“Ah, well …… I’m going to spend the night over here.”
It seems that Miyu, who still cares about her phone, answered absentmindedly.
In that case, it seems that she also cares about her phone when she is eating.
I think she was chatting with her friends at the university by messaging. The popular Miyu is definitely a popular person in college.
Maybe she has a boyfriend ……!
No, no, no, I’m panicking.
Miyu is already an 18-year-old college student and will soon start living alone. Even if there are one or two boyfriends …… is not right, there are two will hurt. All in all, it’s not surprising even if this is the case.
This is not something I can interfere with …… is not a talent, yes, but …… so care!
“Miyu-san, let’s wash together.”
“Huh …… um, um um um. Yes, let’s wash together.”
The two walked into the bathroom one after another.
“Say, Yuuta, what are you struggling with?”
“No, nothing ……”
Into the bathroom, Miyu also slightly back to pay attention to other things.
If you keep holding your phone in the living room like that, you’ll keep wanting to check the news.
There has been no follow-up news about the actor’s hospitalization reported this morning.
Sacha also went out to work as if nothing had happened, but she must have been devastated too.
The man that my mother used to love.
It may be the father’s man.
It would be a lie to say that Miyu herself was not affected.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve bathed with Miu-san like this.”
When she said that, Miu wiped away all the imagination that came to her mind.
“Daisy is also in the sixth grade.”
“Not only that, I’m going to be a sister soon.”
She seemed very happy to be becoming a sister, and she hummed as she washed her body.
When she looked closely, she saw that she had really grown up.
She had grown taller since she entered the upper grades of elementary school, and her tongue had changed completely from the way she spoke.
In Miu’s mind, Daisy has always been a cute and indestructible sister, but maybe it’s time to correct that perception ……
“Hey, sis, what’s wrong?”
She was just thinking that when Daisy asked, worried.
“Why, why do you ask that all of a sudden?”
“Because you seem to be thinking about something else all the time. And sometimes she looks sad.”
It seemed that she had been seen by Daisy.
Even if she wanted to pretend that nothing was wrong, it was still written on her face.
Yuuta and Sora did not notice because …… those two should not have the time to care about others right now.
“…… alas, you still found out.”
“That, what’s wrong? Is it something you can’t tell your sister and uncle? I can’t help you?”
The eyes that were staring at her revealed a worried look.
If she said “nothing” at this point, she wouldn’t have asked any more questions.
But Miu was tired of holding on to this secret for so long.
She wanted someone to listen to her inner feelings.
“Can …… make a promise not to tell anyone?”
Miyu said something about her father.
From the day she met him to the process and reason for confirming that he was her father.
Finally, the father fell ill.
Surprisingly, Daisy was not particularly surprised, but just quietly listened to her sister’s words.
“I hardly told anyone, and I only met him once. But it still feels like I care. I’m surprised, aren’t I?”
“Why? Because he’s the father?”
“Well …… I guess.”
In fact, she was sure.
That person is undoubtedly her own father, the person Sascha used to love.
“Aren’t you going to see him?”
“No no! After all, the other party is an entertainer. It seems that he is not married, but if he has a girlfriend, it will only be awkward for us to meet him again.”
“But, you want to see him right?”
“…… No, I can’t see him.”
It’s not that I don’t want to see him, it’s “I can’t”.
This sentence contains Miyu’s complicated feelings.
“I’m my mother’s daughter, that’s enough. Daisy also must not tell anyone else, with sister appointment.”
“Yes …… I know.”
The little girl nodded her head.
However, the sister forced a smile, but it seems to be burned in her eyes, and it will not fade.
After Chapter 5: The Troubles of Miyu and Daisy
In the morning, as soon as I walked into the living room, I saw Kokone happily preparing breakfast.
“Ah, good morning, Yuuta. It will be ready soon, wait a little longer.”
“No, it’s okay. …… Is your health okay?”
I glanced at Sora’s face worriedly.
The past few days, she was very weak, headaches and nausea, it seems that even the food can not eat too much, even now can not say that the face is very good.
Although she is pregnant, her belly is still small and her appearance has not changed much.
But I was surprised at the effect this alone would have on a pregnant woman’s body.
“Well, I’m fine this morning. Lying in bed all the time is not good for the body.”
So saying, Sora twisted her arm to show me.
“Good morning, uncle!”
While I was looking at the energetic Sora with fear and trepidation, the little girl got up.
“Strange, Sora-san is up.”
“Good morning, Hina. Because of that, today’s situation is better.”
“Really? That’s great.”
I was relieved to see that Hikari had been uncomfortable all day, just like me.
“Sis, I want to help too!”
“Thank you, Hina. So, can you help me with the dishes?”
“Sora, I’ll help too.”
“Really? Then, Shiraito ……”
As soon as the lid of the electronic pot was opened, the soft aroma of freshly cooked rice spread out.
It was an appetite stimulating aroma for me, but ……
Suddenly, Sora 㨶 squatted down with his mouth full.
“Xiao,小空！？ What’s wrong”
“Yes, I’m sorry ……!”
Sora just ran into the bathroom with his mouth open.
Shortly after, there was a breathless Sora in the living room, collapsing on the sofa.
“I’m sorry …… for making everyone worry.”
The air said, “I’m sorry for worrying everyone.” The air was even worse than the first time I saw her.
It seems that Sora smelled the smell of freshly cooked rice and suddenly felt nauseous and wanted to vomit.
“Sora, don’t force yourself, just lie down and rest for today.”
“Well …… but, Yuuta your rice ……”
“It’s okay, the rice is already cooked and the side dishes were left over from last night. And right now, Daisy is cooking miso soup.”
“Really, that’s good.”
Sora closed his eyes as if relieved.
I heard from my doctor that the third or fourth month of pregnancy is the worst time to get sick, but I never thought it would be so hard.
I couldn’t eat anything, and when I smelled it, I felt like throwing up. Not only that, but I also had frequent headaches.
Pregnancy and childbirth are life-threatening tasks for women, and I feel it more and more every day.
After putting aside the unwell Sora, we had a quick breakfast and finished other chores before we had to leave.
Sora originally wanted to wait for the meal to finish and do it himself, but so many things happened that he left it.
“Uncle, I’ve finished drying my clothes.”
“Did you shake the shirts properly?”
“Yes, I did.”
“That’s good, that’s great.”
I stroked the baby’s head.
This seemed to bring a smile back to her face.
At that moment, the doorbell rang. It must be Aunt Ryoko.
That’s good, that’s a little reassuring.
“Good morning, Yuuta. Aren’t you too early today?”
“No, thank you. It just so happens that Kokone is not feeling well.”
“Health? That’s not good.”
Hearing this, my aunt immediately went to Sora who was lying in the living room.
“Ah, Auntie ……”
“It’s okay, don’t get up.”
Auntie put her hand on Sora’s forehead.
“You don’t have a fever, but you look terrible. Have you eaten well?”
“I don’t have much appetite, so ……”
“That’s not good, you have to eat well to get the nutrients. You may not be able to eat a lot right now, but you have to force yourself to eat.”
“Yes, I’m sorry ……”
Sora put on a child-like expression when she was scolded.
She didn’t want to take a break no matter how many times I told her, but my aunt’s lecture was very effective.
It’s true that the power of persuasion and reassurance of having a child is different.
This must be the time when parents pass on their knowledge to their children.
Sora and I both lost our mothers early, so now we have to rely on our aunts.
“Yuuta, what are you staring at?”
Just as I was lost in emotion alone, I got a hard stare from my aunt.
“Leave the rest to me, you go to work quickly . Work well and come back to Sora’s side as soon as possible is your duty.”
“Yes, yes! Understood!”
I jumped to my feet and started to prepare for the office.
Really, my aunt is too reliable.
“That, uncle ……”
As I was putting on my shoes in the entrance hall, the little chick who came to my side at some point called out to me hesitantly.
I don’t know if she was worried about Sora, her expression was very sad.
“It’s okay, auntie is here too.”
“Well, well, well ……”
I stroked her head once more.
“I’m off to work then. I’ll be back as soon as I can.”
“…… Well, go for it, uncle.”
I left the house with a smiling baby in my eyes.
After sending Yuuta out, Daisy sighed quietly.
In fact, she wanted to talk to him about Miyu’s father, but she couldn’t say anything.
She couldn’t break her promise with Miu.
Nevertheless, the issue was too heavy for the elementary school girl.
“Daisy, you should get ready for school too.”
As soon as Aunt Ryoko said that, Hatchling hurried back to the living room.
There, her eyes rested on the picture on the shelf.
Next to the pictures of Yuta, Kokone, Miyu, and the “current dads” were Jubei’s dolls, as well as another set of pictures of her father and mother, whom she no longer saw.
…… better talk to Miu again.
I’ve been thinking about it for a long time.
I want to meet but can not meet – when it becomes like that, it will be too late.
Although it is a clothing university, it does not only teach how to make clothes.
The history of fashion, the science of how colors make an impression, and so on are among the many courses that students can choose from. However, since most of the students aim to succeed in the fashion industry, the narrative courses are inevitably neglected, and most students choose to take them just to make up the credits.
The History of Costume Culture is one of the courses that Miyu chose as a “last resort”.
A sharp voice sounded in the classroom.
Miyu, who was using her cell phone under her desk, looked up with a start.
“Yes, yes! Sorry!”
Miu reflexively apologized, but the female lecturer still looked at her with a sharp look as if she was about to be shot.
“Please stand up.”
She instructed with a bend of her index finger, and Miu jumped up.
Her beautiful white hair was in elegant waves, and she was perfectly dressed in a well-fitting suit.
As a devilish editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine in the past, one word from her was enough to determine the fashion of the year, and the lecturer whom the designers feared, now makes the students tremble.
“You seem to want to be a designer.”
“Yes, I do.”
Miyu groaned inwardly as her face and volunteerism were remembered.
“I’m afraid that most of the people in this classroom are the same as Kotori Yuki, aiming to create fashions in the fashion industry. To you, the history I am responsible for may be boring, but the skills and knowledge backed by past experience will never fade even now…”
The lecture began.
The history of costume culture is like this, and every year someone is bound to become a victim. Although she had heard about it in the rumors, but she never thought she would be lucky enough to become a sacrifice ……
Miyu sighed grandly in her chest.
On the other hand, her consciousness still kept being drawn to the phone.
Various news websites and weekly magazines wrote about the possible father of Miyu, Ryoichi Sunda.
No matter what the story is, it is deliberately unsettling, and the content is all concluded with a question mark. To put it bluntly, all of them are not worth reading.
But even so, it was a rare source of information for Miu. She couldn’t stop searching for news no matter what.
“Takanashi! Are you listening?”
“Yes, yes! I’m listening!”
When the lecture fell on deaf ears, she was reprimanded by the devil lecturer again.
Then the lecture went into a prolonged battle.
Even so, Miyu’s consciousness was still directed towards the phone in her mouth.
“I’m sorry, listen to me, Ritsuka!”
At the end of her college course, Miu called her friends at the fast food restaurant where she worked and complained.
“And then, before the end of the class, I stood up and she pointed out the clothes I was wearing from the top down, saying that they were the colors of the first Paris Fashion Week and that this sewing method was born hundreds of years ago!”
Ritsuka listened to Miyu’s words with a bored expression, while her other friend, Sugihara Shoko, who had been called in, used a cheeseburger as a shield and decided to go in with her left ear and out with her right ear early on.
“Ah, nasty, I’m definitely being watched.”
“It’s your own fault. Who told you to play with your phone in class.”
“Well, Ritsuka is so cold. Where did our warm friendship go?”
“It’s just as well. Let’s just say I don’t remember ever being friends with someone who would suddenly call people out of the blue to listen to their complaints.”
“Well …… but look, didn’t I buy you guys a burger?”
“That’s a pretty cheap friendship for a PR-priced treat.”
At the end of the month there is little spare money in the wallet, Miyu intended to cheapen the attempt seems to be discovered by Ritsuka.
“You also say something ah. You and Miyu have been friends longer than me, haven’t you?”
“Well, that’s why I didn’t listen carefully.”
“Well ~ you two are too much.”
Miyu was slightly upset by Shoko’s blunt remark.
“Since it’s Miyu, the point must not be here anyway, so the complaint is just in passing.”
Then Shoko ate the rest of her burger and got to the heart of the matter.
Shoko was right.
Miu gave up and said the point.
“That, Ritsuka. Do you know the actor Sundance Ryoichi?”
“What? It’s impossible not to know!”
Suddenly, the pitch of Risha’s voice rose, making Miyu’s eyes widen.
Next, Ritsuka talked about “Sundance Ryoichi”.
He had originally belonged to a small theater group, but since he had auditioned for a leading role in a movie, he had performed in morning dramas and period dramas, and had made a strong impression on people one by one. Four years ago he finally made it to the big screen in Hollywood and went on to act in several productions by the same director.
I said, “I’ve acted well in overseas movies, but it’s the period dramas that show Sundance Ryoichi’s acting skills the most. Uesugi Kenshin is so handsome that it makes your body tingle.”
“Hm …… Tachia you are really a fan of his.”
“Well ……, because he is a senior in the acting industry, it’s just common sense.”
She blushed slightly and turned her head away.
“So, what happened to that Sundance Ryoichi?”
“Well, mom is a big fan of his, but I heard that he was hospitalized. So, I don’t know what’s wrong with him. Look, there’s nothing on TV, so I think Ritsuka might know something.”
Risha frowned a little suspiciously.
“I feel a little suspicious …… forget it. In fact, even in the industry, the information is completely blocked. Only a small number of people know about the hospital where they were hospitalized, and the productions they decided to perform in have been changed one after another, and there are rumors that it might be a serious illness ……”
When Miyu’s expression dimmed, a message came from her cell phone.
“What’s wrong? Who is it?”
“That, it’s Daisy, she said she’s coming over now.J
“Daisy means Miyu’s sister? The feelings are still so good . I’m fine with that, but I’m not very good with kids too young to take care of her, right?”
“No problem, the little one is very well behaved and cute, not like my brother.”
Both of them gave the OK with alacrity. It was very interesting to see that Ritsuka, an only child, and Shoko, who had many brothers, gave completely different responses.
Shortly after the message was sent, Daisy poked her head into the store.
Seeing her without her school bag, she must have gone home first. Miu waved her hand and called to her sister who was looking at the entrance.
“Daisy, here, here.”
Daisy smiled cheerfully at the sight of her sister, but when she noticed the two Tachia’s faces, she put them away in a panic.
“Shoko-san, Tachia-san, how are you?”
“Hello, how are you?” ……
“It’s been a long time, Hina. You’ve grown up.”
Daisy greeted the two Tachia politely.
The two hadn’t seen Daisy since Miu had left the Takanashi family. Ritsuka probably didn’t even talk to her properly once, and had unexpectedly few contact points with her friend’s siblings.
“Daisy, how is your sister?”
“I haven’t been feeling well today either …… Just now I finally fell asleep, it’s so hard to be a mother.”
Fortunately, Ryoko came to take care of the house in the morning, and Kokone’s nausea and headache gradually subsided, so she was finally able to sleep. Yuuta is still working, so there are not many people who can accompany the little girl, she seems to come to Miu so as not to disturb the little empty sleep.
“Yeah, it’s really hard. Well …… chick must be lonely and I’m worried about my sister, so I’ll just go over there and spend the night today.”
The words of Miyu made the little girl smile, she really seems a little lonely.
“By the way, will you be hungry? Have a burger . Ritsuka, as a big-earning actress, let you treat Hina.”
Miyu shifted the responsibility.
“Tachia-san is an entertainer? So powerful!”
“Well …… it’s not that great. It’s just a little bit of modeling work ……”
“Oh yeah, so you’re a model. No wonder Tachia-san is so pretty!”
“Sis, sis ……”
Being called sister seemed to strike a chord in her heart, and Tachia was spinning around.
“No, but it’s a bit embarrassing to give Miyu a treat, so please, please, you can too. That’s because I’m the older sister ……”
Risha said this while peeking at the smiling face of the little girl.
“Great! Ritsuka’s treat!”
“So, I’ll have this triple meat burger ……”
“You two buy it for me!?”
After saying goodbye to Ritsuka and Shoko, Miu and Hina started their journey back together.
Walking side by side, they realized that Daisy had grown quite tall. But her own growth was even more remarkable. People around her said that Miu’s height and un-Japanese looks were inherited from Sacha, but I don’t think so.
If I may say so, she thinks she looks more like her father. This has become more and more clear to her over the past two to three years.
This fact made Miu more aware of her father.
“Are you really not going to look for Dad?”
Daisy looked up at her worriedly. Her sister must have been worried all along, and Miu realized that she had come here to ask that question.
“But isn’t he Miu’s sister’s father?”
“I said no, I’m not going, don’t make me keep saying it, okay.”
Miu replied in a slightly more forceful tone to the little girl who rarely pestered her.
It was too late when she thought, “Oh no.” Daisy lowered her head with a sad expression.
“Really, Daisy is thinking too much. I’m perfectly fine, aren’t I?”
Although it made her feel guilty for worrying the gentle chick, she didn’t want to think about her father.
Shingo and Yuuta, she already had two fathers.
Any more than that would only add to the trouble.
Miu said to herself.
When Miu returns to the Segawa home, she finds the house bustling with activity.
Nimura was cooking in the kitchen, while Raika was happily doing her chores.
“Ah, welcome home. Daisy.”
Kokone smiled as she lay on the sofa.
“Miyu is here too, thank you.”
“I’m fine. Can you get up now, sister?”
“Yes, I feel much better than this morning.”
She looked okay, so Miu was a little relieved.
“Welcome home, Miu, Hina. Dinner’s almost ready.”
Nimura peeked out of the kitchen with his tanned face.
“Are you okay at the store, brother Nimura?”
“No, no, no. Even if I’m not here, the staff is working hard. Besides, what’s going on with Sora is more important now.”
Wearing an apron with the name of his store and holding a kitchen knife, he looked different when he was serious.
“Imura is right. I’ll do the same for Sora and the baby in my belly.”
Rai-chan also said this with great energy.
“Well said, my comrades of Luyen!”
At that moment, Saku appeared in the living room.
He was wearing plastic gloves and a mask, and a triangular bandana was tied around his head.
“When it comes to Segawa’s children, they are like my grandchildren. I’ll do whatever I can to help …… but, if I may say so, why do I have to clean the toilets when Imura and Oda are responsible for cooking and washing?”
He seems to be quite unhappy with the distribution of work.
“I can’t help it. I can’t let Saku-senpai wash the girls’ clothes. That’s a crime.”
“You can’t even wash them?”
The conversation between Reika and Saku was laughable.
It felt like going back in time, and Miu naturally smiled.
“Is Miyu going to have dinner?”
“Well, uncle will be home late, right? So I want to spend the night here today.”
“Then, remember to contact Sacha-san.”
When her sister said that, Miu went out of the living room and called Sacha immediately.
She thought that she might not answer the phone at this time of the day, but after listening to the ringing tone for several times…
“Ah, mom. Can I spend the night with my sister tonight?”
“I felt sick this morning, but I’m up now.”
Sacha should know how hard it is for Sora and seems to be very worried.
“Was it hard when mommy was pregnant too?”
Suddenly, Miyu wondered how she was born and asked this question.
It was so hard that Miyu felt a little guilty.
Her tone was soft and calm.
When Sacha called her name like that, Miyu realized that she was her mother.
After hanging up the phone, Miyu took a peek into the living room.
The people of Luyen were still so lively. Sora looked at them with a slightly troubled but happy expression.
However, she still occasionally touched her stomach, as if she was saying something.
–Ahh, this is the expression of a mother.
Miyu suddenly understood Sascha’s words.
It was the same expression that Sacha occasionally showed when she spoke to herself.
When I got home after a long, long day at work, I saw a familiar figure in front of the entrance peeking in. It was the neighbor across the street from me, Kitahara Kim.
“Kim, what are you doing?”
“Woo-hoo! Yu, Yuuta! This, this is definitely not peeking!”
Kotoharu explained in a panic. The first time they met, Kotone, who was a high school student at the time, had graduated from college and entered society. She was wearing a suit that she had recently gotten used to, and she was holding a fresh food box with her hands, both of which looked very abrupt.
“Did you share it with us?”
“Yes, yes, mom said it’s a very hard time, but the house seems to be very busy, so I can’t go in.”
The house was so noisy that it could be heard from outside.
However, I didn’t want to stay in the foyer, so I asked Kotone to come in first.
“Welcome home, Segawa.”
There was an extraordinarily flirtatious guy in the living room.
“After a hard day’s work, should I take a shower first? Or should we eat first?”
“In-mura, you’re not allowed to say that.”
“What’s the matter ~ isn’t it too cold for a friend who came to help you with dinner?”
I’m grateful for that, but don’t try to take away the oasis of my heart.
“By the way, is that Gum over there? Whoo-hoo! What’s that? It’s been a long time! What’s wrong? Why are you still wearing a formal suit?”
“Yeah! Ren, Mr. Imura, hello, long time no see ……”
“Oh my, you’ve grown so big after only a short time ……”
Nimura looked up and down at Kotone in her tight dress.
“Please don’t do that, I’ll sue you for sexual harassment!”
“In-mura, first tell you, Xiao Qin is a future lawyer oh.”
“Beautiful lawyer? …… This is also something ……”
This guy …… really can’t change his mind.
“Yuuta, welcome home.”
“Laika-senpai, thank you for coming to help. I couldn’t stay with Sora all the time I was worried about her, thank you so much.”
“Of course, for being a grandson.”
What does grandson mean .
“Okay, okay, let’s eat first. Everyone is waiting for Segawa to come back.”
Saku-senpai said that, and we were seated at the table.
It’s been a long time since we’ve all been together like this in my family, but we’re still friends from our college days.
“Oh, it’s really fun to be together, Yuuta.”
“I feel a little nostalgic. How’s your health?”
“Yes, I’ve been resting today, so I feel better now and I’m eating well. My aunt is at home with me, and Miyu is here too. I’ve been taking care of everyone.”
Ever since I found out that Sora was pregnant, I’ve been giving my aunt a lot of trouble. I’ll have to thank her one day.
“Mayu too, thank you. It was a big help that you came.”
“I didn’t do anything.”
“It’s okay, I’m relieved to be with Sora. Of course, so did Daisy.”
“Hey, I’m embarrassed to be told off to my face like this. Isn’t that right, Daisy?”
As I watched the two of them look embarrassed, another thing flashed through my mind.
Now, the news is buzzing about the hospitalization of Ryoichi Sunda, Miyu’s real father.
Whether it was the symptoms or the length of stay, it was unclear.
In the worst case scenario, it could even be life-threatening.
If this goes on, it is better not to tell Miyu anything.
Recently, apart from Sora’s pregnancy, this is the thing that worries me the most.
The reason is the telegram I received at the wedding ceremony and the contact information attached to it.
Mr. Hashiba gave me the contact information of Miyu’s father. I didn’t tell Sasha or Miyu, and I hid it so that no one would find out.
“Uncle? What’s wrong?”
When I came back to my senses, I found Miyu looking up at me with a puzzled expression.
“No, it’s nothing. Come on, let’s eat.”
I took back the secret that was a little too heavy and made a conscious smile.
Daisy was facing her notebook in the corner of the classroom, letting her automatic pencil wander over it.
That said, she wasn’t working hard. On the notebook, there were drawings of bunnies, rabbits, lions, and other cartoonish animals, connected by arrows.
The animals were Miu, Sasha, and Miu’s father, whom she had never met.
“Miu-san wants to go to her father. But when she thinks of Sascha’s mother, she can’t. Dad is an entertainer and is far away ……”
The bunny’s arrow is blocked by a fence and cannot reach the lion.
On the contrary, there is also the mother rabbit, sadly shedding tears.
So the bunny could not leave the mother rabbit’s side.
The relationship between Miu and the rabbits is represented in a picture that is easy to understand for the little one, and the result is this.
The picture is very cute, but the situation is quite complicated.
“Anyway, I don’t know what Daddy thinks of Miu’s sister ……”
The little chick muttered and drew a big question mark on the lion’s head.
The entertainment news discusses various scandals in the show business. After watching it, she couldn’t convince herself that it was really good for Miyu to meet her father.
After all, Sacha had given birth to Miyu without marrying him. Although she could understand that there were many factors for adults, but ……
“Ahhh! I don’t get it!”
Daisy dropped the automatic pen and slumped on the table.
No matter how she thought about it, she didn’t know what to do.
And before she knew it, the boys could only watch from afar, so worried, frustrated and alone, there was no way to talk to her.
Even at the end of the school day, there was still no answer, and Daisy walked out of the school with her head down.
And she stopped in front of an all-black fancy car.
The car looked familiar. Nobuo uncle’s car is a white hybrid car, Sasha does not like too small cars, so it seems to be a little more square and larger. Yuuta also does not have a car yet, although sometimes drive her in the company car, but it seems to be different.
Daisy tilted her head to the side and a young girl stepped out of the open car door.
“Oh! It’s been a long time, Daisy!”
“What the h**l, it’s Kouga! ……”
Daisy looked at the usual Gong Jia secretly sighed. To be honest, I’m not in the mood to dance with her excitement.
“Really, the sixth grade, you have not changed at all. How can you not be more like a sister, just like me!”
Gong Jia posed on the spot, pinching one side of her skirt, as if she was showing off.
“Ah, that uniform.”
Daisy finally realized that the uniform that Kouga was wearing was the uniform of the high school that Miu and Kokone attended.
“Did you finally find out? Yes, I’m a junior high school student now!”
She emphasized the word “junior high school” and puffed out her chest.
“Once you become a junior high school student, you have to get up very early in the morning, and the classes are getting harder and harder. Do you know what it’s like to be an elementary school student?”
The relationship between the two of them started in kindergarten, and this year has entered its eighth year. From the outside, it seems that Kouga is still unilaterally treating Daisy as a fierce enemy as usual, but Daisy herself is not conscious of it.
“Miu-san also said that there are many exams when you go to junior high school, and it’s very hard.”
“Oh, that’s right. You really know!”
“By the way, why did Xiao Jia come here?”
Daisy’s unexpectedly blunt question made Gong Jia shut up.
“Kouga’s home should be in the opposite direction, there is nothing around here except for the elementary school. Also, it’s strange that I passed by at the exact time I was leaving school.”
Daisy said a series of questions fluently.
As she entered the sixth grade, she also began to notice various things that didn’t make sense.
“Hey, why is that, Kouga?”
“That, that’s ……”
Daisy suddenly leaned up.
The sheer sight of the girl, who felt no malice at all, made Kouga flinch.
“…… No, that’s right, that’s it! I’m just here to find you!”
“Came for me ……?”
Daisy asked rhetorically, putting on a frozen expression.
“Because, until last year, we were in the same school, and we were able to go to you every day during break time. Now the school is different, the school hours are also different, even if you want to see you can not meet immediately …… hatchling is not here, I have to show off with who is good!
So it is specially come to show off ah …… she did not so spit.
After all, the little chick’s thoughts were drawn to something else more important.
“Yeah, since I can’t go to him, I’ll just let him come …… Kouga!”
“Huh? Ah, yes.”
“Kouga is really good! I didn’t expect that at all! Thanks!”
“Yes,yes,that’s right. I’m awesome …… Where’s awesome?”
“Bye, Xiao Jia! Let’s play together again later!”
Leaving the dazed Gong Jia, the little chick ran off.
Noge Ritsuka was waiting for someone at a cafe a little further from the station.
Although she was reading a fashion magazine and pretending not to do anything, she couldn’t be quiet at all.
After being advised by her manager, she started to wear a hat and sunglasses outside recently, but she still felt that it made her stand out more.
In addition, the person she was waiting for was also a problem.
“Welcome, can I help you?”
“No, no, I have an appointment with someone at …….”
The conversation in front of the store came to her ears.
It was a young girl who was in her senior year of elementary school. It must be her first time in this kind of store, and she looked around the store with some hesitation.
Ritsuka suddenly thought and took off his sunglasses.
“Ah, yes! Sorry, I found it!”
She thanked the clerk and came to Ritsuka’s seat.
“I’m sorry, you didn’t recognize me dressed like this, right?”
“Tachia-san is an artist, so I can’t help it.”
Risha ordered orange juice for Daisy and faced her again.
“So, what is it that you want to discuss with me?”
When we met before, we exchanged IDs, but she didn’t expect to ask her out so soon, and without her sister Miyu.
“Well, it’s something I can only talk to Tachia-san, who is an artist.”
“Yes, yes, if I can help.”
She was still a newcomer, so she was a bit tickled by being called artist, artist, and so on.
But even so, she saved face and took a sip of coffee with a carefree attitude.
“That! What do I have to do to meet with the actor’s Sundance!”
I accidentally spit out my coffee.
Did I mishear? It must have been a mistake. Ritsuka asked back with what little composure she had left.
“What did you say, Daisy?”
“I want to meet with a man named Sundance Ryoichi.”
I heard you correctly. I’d say that Daisy’s eyes were very serious.
“Is Daisy a fan of his?”
“No, not really . The reason …… I can’t say, I’m sorry. But I have to meet him anyway to do so.”
It seems not some impure motive . Not looking for Miyu, but looking for himself this thing can be understood, but ……
“Sundance Ryoichi is a big actor, even I can not help. Besides, he’s sick right now and is convalescing.”
“Then is there a way to know which hospital he is staying in?”
“No. Because the agency has completely blacked out the news. Rumor has it that the media has also been put under a gag order.”
“Is that so? ……”
Daisy hung her head in utter frustration. Ritsuka felt a little sad even though she hadn’t done anything.
“If Daisy said she wanted to meet, there should be some reason, but the ordinary method should not work.”
“The normal way won’t work ……”
Daisy looked like she was thinking about something.
“I’ll think about it. You’re obviously so busy, sorry.”
“It doesn’t matter if it’s a small thing.”
“That, then, can you not tell Miu-san about it?”
“Yes, it’s okay ……”
The question of what came to mind was only for a moment. Then came the words that gripped Ritsuka’s heart.
“Thank you, Tachia-san.”
“No, it’s okay. I’m a sister! You can rely on me a little more!”
Tachia, the only child, was completely enamored with her friend’s sister who called her sister. Tachia, who was trembling with emotion, felt from the bottom of her heart that it was a great day to be here.
After saying goodbye to Tachia, Daisy was still thinking about how she could meet Ryoichi Sunda.
He was not the one who wanted to meet and hoped to meet. The normal way would not work in the first place.
In that case, there was only one way to find him, by himself.
I had to rush to the hospital where he was hospitalized.
“I’m sure I’ll be scolded ……”
She had the feeling that she was doing something bad.
“But I can’t go on like this. We have to see each other.”
It was already too late to keep him away from the distance.
Daisy made up her mind again and made a phone call.
Since the ordinary methods did not work, she had to use the help of “extraordinary people”.
On the way back to the office after receiving the original manuscript, I bought a weekly photo magazine from the store at the station.
I’m more or less an editor, and I read a lot of magazines, but I don’t often read magazines related to the acting industry. But as soon as I saw the name “Sundance Ryoichi”, I couldn’t ignore it.
After reading the contents, I was very discouraged.
It was full of malicious speculation and did not publish any correct information at all.
An actor who is single and unmarried and active in Japan and around the world can write such a nonsense report with just this.
It’s understandable that such a person would want to keep the news under wraps.
That said, the lack of detail on his condition is quite troubling.
What if he was suffering from a life-threatening illness?
Miu might not have known anything about it and would have died with her father.
Sasha didn’t know that I was connected to him. It was like intruding into her past, and I still can’t say anything about it.
Maybe it would be better to talk to Sacha once.
Saku-senpai’s call came at a time when I was alone with my worries.
When I picked up the phone, I was suddenly apologized to.
“What’s wrong? Suddenly apologizing to me I don’t understand either.”
After saying that, Saku-senpai coughed softly twice as if to calm himself down.
“Huh …… when, of course. Isn’t he very famous?”
I didn’t expect to hear his name from Saku-senpai at this time, so I panicked for a moment.
“Hardly, did you tell Daisy about it?”
Hatchling wanted to know the hospital where Sundryouichi was hospitalized?
No way, why?
All that came to my mind were questions.
“More than that, why would Little Daisy want to know where the artist was hospitalized?”
She had to see him no matter what.
There’s only one reason why Hina would say something like that.
She knew. She knew that he was Miu’s real father.
“Saku-senpai, thank you for contacting me. I’ll take care of the rest.”
I hung up the phone and rushed back home.
Unbelievably, I could immediately think of what Daisy wanted to do.
She’s a mess, and she doesn’t care about the consequences.
It was the same as when I announced that I would take in the three sisters.
Just as the adults around me helped me with their courage, this time it was my turn to help the little chick.
For that, I needed the letter that was locked in the vault in the attic.
After an hour-long train ride from Ikebukuro, followed by a 30-minute bus transfer, she finally arrived at her destination.
It was a hospital smaller than Xiao Xiao’s imagination.
Before opening the door of the hospital, Daisy fixed her appearance.
She was also a little worried about the flowers she had bought on the way.
The money for the flowers and the train fare had cost her almost all the money she had.
Even if she couldn’t make it this time, I don’t think she could make it a second time. She couldn’t fail.
She calmed her breathing and opened the door with determination.
The smell of sterilized water, which was unique to hospitals, irritated her nose, and she asked the receptionist for the location of the ward.
Then, surprised by the fact that she was simply invited inside, Daisy walked into the entrance of the room.
“Oh, welcome. You’re Daisy, right?”
Seeing the figure of Daisy, the male said from the bed by the window.
“That …… are you really Mr. Sundance Ryoichi?”
Compared to the TV, she had lost a lot of weight, and for a moment she thought it was someone else, so she couldn’t help but say so. But she immediately realized that she had said something very rude.
However, Sundance did not look particularly concerned, and even smiled at the words.
“You’ve lost a lot of weight compared to the TV, haven’t you? It’s hard to compare with the previous time after walking in front of a ghost.”
“That, sorry, it’s a flower.”
“Oh my, how delightful. Did you buy these yourself?”
Luckily, the money was left behind, and Daisy was so glad inwardly.
“So, what do you want to tell me?”
Sundance handed over the flowers she received to the nurse and asked her to put them in a vase, and then said this to Daisy again.
“Please, I want you to go see Miu-san.”
Before coming here, she had been thinking about what to say and how to convince him, but she hadn’t found a good way.
So, she decided to at least convey her thoughts to him.
“…… you know it. Know that I am her father.”
“Yes, I heard from Miyu-san.”
“Does she know? It’s Sasha …… No, I don’t think so. Then she noticed it herself, so smart.”
Sundance looks like a little happy.
“You’re alone, which means your sister doesn’t know you’re here. Why did you want to come alone? Have not thought about who to talk to first, first with adults? For example, with him …… and your father?”
“That would be too slow.”
“Too slow ……?”
“Adults have a lot of things to worry about and a lot of important things, so they can’t make decisions right away . However, if you die, you won’t be able to see each other.”
“Is it because you think that I might die? I can’t help it. After all, I wanted to take a leave of absence, so I blocked the media. I knew it would lead to a lot of speculation …… but it would have been a mistake if it had shaken her up instead. I’m sorry.”
Here, Sundown paused for a beat, his expression slightly more serious before speaking again.
“But, if I go to see her without permission, I think Sasha will be very angry.”
“Then, getting permission would be fine.”
“Even with permission, I might not be able to play the role of a competent father. I hardly know her, after all, I never knew she existed.”
“Then I’ll tell you a lot about Miyu-san.”
Sundown stared at Daisy’s usual attitude.
“You really care about your sister, I’m surprised.”
“Because I like Miu-san the most. Does uncle hate Miu-san? Don’t you want to see her?”
After thinking for a while, Sundance said.
“…… wants to.”
This is what Sundown really said.
Even if Miyu is not doing her father’s duty and has no self-awareness, he would like to meet her and talk to her as long as she wants to.
As an actor, he put his acting career and love on the scale, and the result of his delay in making a decision was that he lost someone important. He didn’t want to repeat the regrets he had then.
“If you get well, would you like to go to her?”
“Yes, I have an appointment with you. I will definitely go to her.”
Sundance’s words finally brought a smile to Daisy’s face.
By the time she walked out of the hospital, the sun had completely set.
Even if I go home now, it will be close to late at night by the time I get home.
“I’m sure I’ll be scolded …… right ……”
Daisy couldn’t help but sigh. I knew it, but I was still frustrated.
A voice came to Daisy’s ears as she walked towards the bus stop with her head down.
Yuuta was waiting in front of the car. I think he was angry, his expression was a bit stern.
“Hey …… uncle ……”
“Of course I’m here to pick you up. Compared to this ……”
Yuuta took a deep breath when he said .
“Really! I thought I was going to say where I was going to do when I went out! And it’s so late …… do you know how worried Sora and I are!”
Yuuta shouted with a scary expression he had never seen before and with a voice he had never heard before.
This is the first time. It was the first time she was scolded like this.
“I’m sorry …… ……”
Suddenly, tears naturally seeped out of her eyes with a deep heat.
It wasn’t that she was sad about being scolded, but that she was now afraid of what she had done. It was the first time for Daisy to take a train alone, to come to such a faraway place alone.
“Uhhhhhhhhhhh! I’m sorry! I’m sorry!”
The unrest and fear turned into an unbearable sob.
“Really …… so love to mess around.”
Unknowingly, Yuuta returned to his usual gentle expression.
The big hand slightly roughly touched the little chick’s head.
“Go home. Sora is waiting for us.”
The wallet became lighter, but there were a lot of things in her chest, and the little journey of the little chick came to an end.
Among the things that arrived was a cell phone for children with a G!
It has been two weeks since actor Sundance Ryoichi held a press conference.
Although he lost some weight, he reported his return to work with his usual low voice and expressed his gratitude to his relations, which made all the fans relieved to see him.
However, he said that he will stop working abroad for a while.
Everyone thought it was a statement made in consideration of his health, but no one noticed the big decision he made.
Although it was the rainy season, the day started with a fresh sunny day.
Today was the day Miyu started living alone. It may be an exaggeration to say that it was a brand new start, but there was nothing better than a sunny day.
“Senpai! We’ve finished moving all the luggage!”
The Tama Bunka Gakuin University soccer club, who had been helping with the move since early in the morning, lined up in front of the truck.
“Thank you guys, you’ve been a big help.”
“No! This is nothing compared to the game!”
“If it’s for Miyu, we’ll do whatever we have to do!”
“Oh, then if there’s anything, I’ll ask you all again.”
Miyu’s words made the American soccer club’s crowd happy.
After an hour of work, they had fallen under Miyu’s charm.
“Please exchange contact information with us!”
“Please come to our game if you can!”
“Also, please do join us in a friendship ……”
“You guys! You haven’t finished your work! Let’s go to our destination now!”
As soon as Hanamura shouted at them, the soccer club members scattered and fled to the truck.
“Really, every member of this year’s team is weak and useless.”
“What does it matter? What can we do if we’re so young.”
That said, I confiscated all the slips of paper with contact information that had been secretly passed around by that group of guys.
“Then, we’ll go ahead.”
“Hanamura-senpai, thank you. It was a big help.”
“Thank you, Kaoru. It’s good to have young people.”
“Hahahaha, no, it’s nothing!”
Leaving a hearty laugh, Hanamura-senpai’s truck departed.
“Miyu live alone ah …… feel a little strange. Really no problem?”
“Sister really. I’ll be twenty next year, right?”
“That’s the thing that’s unbelievable.”
I understood what Sora wanted to say.
Miu, who used to be an elementary school student, was finally living alone after graduating from high school and becoming a college student.
How should I put it, it’s like seeing someone who was thought to be a child grow up to be an adult, it’s very unbelievable.
“So your sister is also going to be a mother next year. I can’t believe it.”
Looking at Sora’s slightly bulging belly, Miu made an indescribable expression.
I was relieved that I could see her like this when we moved.
I was also relieved. That said, here’s the kicker ……
“Miyu, it’s almost time to go. Don’t you have shopping to do over there?”
I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to get a job.
“Well, also. Thank you, Ritsuka, for your help.”
“It’s not a big deal …… I’d like to meet Daisy too.”
So saying, Noguchi looked around.
“Strange? In that case, where is Daisy?”
“Wait a minute, Miyu-san!”
At that moment, the voice of the little girl called Miyu.
Looking back, I saw the little chick with a tall male.
It seems to be catching up, I was relieved .
“Sundance, Sundance Ryoichi ……!”
Hatchling and Sundance walked past the dumbfounded Nozomi and stood in front of Miyu and the others. Next, it’s time for Sascha, Miyu and him, the three of us.
We could only wait in silence.
“Hi, Miss Blonde.”
“Come on, you’re calling me by my old name.”
“Also, sorry. Sasha.”
The voice of a former lover had a soft tone.
Sacha put on a slightly nostalgic and troubled expression, and put her hands on Miu’s shoulders. Miyu looked up at Sacha’s face with a confused look.
“Although it has been so long, but to introduce you. This child is Miyu. Miyu, who wrote the beautiful feather, is my …… daughter with you.”
Miyu’s eyes are wide open.
“It’s the first time I’ve given my name like this. I’m Sundance Ryoichi, and I’m here today as a friend of my little girl.”
“Well, that, I’m ……”
“And then, I’m your father. To be honest, I’m not self-conscious yet. But, if you allow me, next I want to make up for this relationship properly.”
Miyu couldn’t help but look back at Sascha at that comment, and looked relieved to see her smile as she faced forward again. She looked relieved to see her smile, and faced forward again. The awkward movement that Miyu did not have showed her inner wavering.
However, she still looked at Sundance with determination and smiled shyly.
“…… Yes, I want to know more about dad too.”
“Really, I’m glad you’re willing to say that.”
He must have been very nervous as he waited for Miyu to answer. After exhaling his held breath, Sundance smiled embarrassingly.
That’s an expression you don’t see in movies or dramas, right?
The two smiles were so similar that one would think that they were indeed father and daughter. I thought Miyu was exactly like Sasha, but she also looks like her father.
“Ah, by the way. I have a request.”
“That, what is it please?”
“Can I hug you? Hug you as a daughter?”
The sudden request made Miyu overwhelmed red cheeks.
“The strike is still so fast …… Miyu, be careful oh. This person, from a young age do not know how many women cry it .”
“How outrageous. Since we met, I’ve only been in love with you.”
“Is that really true?”
Sacha asked knowingly, but his ears reddened slightly.
“…… only a little bit?”
Miyu smiled naughtily.
We witnessed the reunion of father and daughter after almost twenty years. Miyu was a little shy in her father’s arms.
Sasha’s expression is like a big stone dropped.
The relationship between these three people started from this moment.
It may be different from the ordinary parent-child relationship.
However, they will definitely find the most suitable form for each other.
As we thought this, we watched the father and daughter embracing each other.
After Chapter 6: Listen to Daisy
Daisy came home as soon as school ended.
“Daisy, are you going home right away today too?”
“Do you want to talk a little more?”
“Segawa-san, can I borrow some time?”
“Sorry, see you tomorrow!”
She was embarrassed to do that to her classmates, but Daisy apologized apologetically and ran out of the classroom faster than anyone else.
As she hurried through the hallway and put on her shoes in the foyer, she didn’t notice the letter someone had left in the shoe closet today, and naturally, she didn’t hear the sighs coming from the shadows.
As she walked out of the school, her fast pace turned into a fast run.
In this way, she kept the record of arriving at Segawa’s doorstep day after day.
“I’m back, Sachi-chan!”
“Welcome home, Hina.”
Daisy said from the front door, and Sora answered from the patio.
“Ah, you’re doing your laundry. I can do it, Sora-san.”
So said Daisy, she hurriedly grabbed the sheets that Sora was drying.
“I thought the doctor said I couldn’t work!”
“Daisy is overprotective, just like Yuuta. The doctor only said not to overwork, not not to work.”
Sora also said that Yuuta had over-interpreted what the doctor had said during her regular checkup the other day, but Hina felt that Yuuta was right. She too had worked too hard because she was the eldest daughter and had fallen ill.
— Really, Uncle and Sora Sister are really a similar couple.
The little chick muttered in her mind.
“I’m not sick anymore, the food is good and I don’t feel sick. I’m very healthy, and it’s great to be on a regular basis!”
The degree of discomfort in the early stages of pregnancy varies from person to person. After a few months, Sora’s belly was so big that she could see that she was pregnant, but Sora kept working as if she wanted to get back the time she had lost during the sickness. Now she reached for her clothes before Daisy did ……
Then a stumble, the body of the small empty shake.
I heard that pregnant women fall is very dangerous baby, immediately in order to support the small empty to grab her.
“Phew! …… The body is really heavy. I can’t move more freely than I thought …… What’s wrong, Daisy?”
It seems that Daisy’s sense of crisis was not conveyed to Sora who winked at her.
“Are you pampering me? I’m so happy. Don’t worry, Hatchling! Even if the baby is born, Daisy is still my important sister and daughter, so I won’t just focus on the baby!”
I said with a smile on my face as I hugged her back.
–I didn’t think about that at all!
“Sora-san! Please behave yourself! I’m about to fall, my heart’s going to stop!”
“That’s the only way you won’t fall, you’re too nervous.”
The one who doesn’t understand the danger of pregnant women is actually myself.
“I finally know why my uncle is worried, Sora-san.”
Daisy sighed, ordered Sora not to move, and started drying the rest of her clothes.
I was greeted by Daisy and Miyu when I returned home before nightfall.
“Something like this happened, uncle.”
When I got changed and went downstairs, Daisy reported to me in the living room about the scary incident that had just happened. Although it may be an exaggeration to say that it was a thrilling event, I know exactly what Daisy said about her “heart stopping” feeling, because I have experienced it several times.
“Is that so, Sora …… hatchling seems to be very hard.”
“Well, it was hard. After that she also wanted to clean the house, wanted to go shopping, I could not even stop her …… until Sora sister went to work, really …… ugh.”
Yeah, that’s right. It’s hard to stop her from doing all kinds of things.
“After all, Sora has stopped getting pregnant and can finally start doing housework, so she’s working hard.”
“I’ll have to talk to her about it once, uncle.”
Miyu, who said that, seemed to be worried about Sora even though she was finally living alone, and came to visit often. I say often, but it might be every day, but the number of overnight stays was less than before. In contrast, the number of overnight stays at Sacha’s place has increased. Although they live in different places, they are still very close to each other. Incidentally, I didn’t ask much about what happened to her after she met the superstar actor’s biological father because I was a little concerned. She seems to occasionally use the cell phone I bought her to send emails to him, but Dad thinks she will be a big shot in the future.
“Do you want me to give her a good, slow lecture about the dangers of pregnancy?”
“Yes, yes, Miu-san. You can’t relax just because you’re on a safe schedule – that’s what Kotone’s mother said. Maybe it’s better to ask Sacha or Ryoko to come.”
“That’s right, if we don’t do that, she’ll be very stubborn.”
Miyu and Daisy nodded to each other. The two of them are lecturing the small empty although a bit sympathetic, but here must be iron heart to do.
“Ugh …… I said that the body has become better, but still worry about it endlessly.”
“Of course, this is a human being can have, generally common but extremely important, the best work ah. You’re doing it right now.”
Miyu said to me with a naughty smile. It’s true, I also feel that what Sora is doing now is no different from the miracle created by God.
The new life of Kokone – the miracle of course will be protected, but she herself does not seem to understand.
“But it’s easier than when you can’t eat anything because you want to throw up, isn’t it? Isn’t that right, Daisy?”
“Yeah, but Sora-san said she didn’t want to take time off from the music class, so she kept trying to be tough and made us nervous.”
“……, thank you for your hard work. Thank you for all the time.”
It is impossible for Sora, who has a strong sense of responsibility, to stop working just because she’s upset. It’s really hard for them, who encounter this kind of situation more often than I do in the company.
“You’re welcome… sorry for your sister’s stubbornness…”
“Ahaha, uncle, it’s about time.”
“Oh, I’ll be right back.”
I stood up, and Daisy and Miyu waved at me with smiles on their faces.
“Be careful, take your time!”
“Let’s eat dinner outside, I’ll eat with Miu and Sasha.”
“Oh, yeah, yeah?”
I was shocked to hear that suddenly. I didn’t know there was such a reservation. It’s rare to go straight home so early and not be able to eat with everyone ……
“I can’t do it with my uncle.”
“Ugh ~ too bad, not at all careful.”
I was taken aback, and the two of them sighed together . Why?
“Occasionally, I go on a date with my sister.”
“Yes, yes, comforting your pregnant wife is also an important job for the husband.”
Hearing the next words, I agreed and was escorted out by the two sisters.
“Bye, Sora-sensei, see you next week!
I felt nostalgic as I watched the children leave one by one. Sora was in charge of the three-year-old classroom. Speaking of three-year-olds, I couldn’t help but think back to when I first met Daisy ……. She was so cute then. No, she is still the angel of our family.
She calls me uncle and can’t pronounce the end of her words properly, and the end of her words like “ooh~” are so cute that I can’t help but object when she says she needs to correct her intonation.
It feels like it was only a short time ago, but Hina was already in the sixth grade. Almost ten years had passed since then. While I was alone with my feelings, I caught a glimpse of my eyes. The mothers who came to pick up their children looked at me with suspicious expressions. I don’t think I’ll be misunderstood, right ……? I’m not Saku-senpai, I’m innocent! Maybe it’s because I’m thinking about my past that I’m looking a little strange …… Well, if that’s the case, it’s embarrassing.
“That, may I ask if you are Mr. Empty-sensei’s husband?”
…… seems not to be treated as a strange person, great …… I can not lose the face of the small empty, but the reply is a little broken voice.
“No, that’s right, I’m very grateful to you for taking care of me, my name is Segawa.”
“We’re the ones who are grateful to you. Our kids love Mr. Hollow the most and look forward to coming to class every time.”
When the mother said that, other mothers nodded their heads and praised her. It’s really Sora!
“Strange, it’s Yuuta! …… But why?”
The last person to come out of the room was, of course, Sora, and she tilted her head to the side when she saw my happy face.
“Next will be busy, so the editor-in-chief told me to come back as soon as I can today. So I came back early.”
“I’m so glad you’re so sweet! I got to see Yuuta early today, huh?”
No, there was a problem from the beginning when he didn’t come home for a few days.
“Oh, it’s just like the rumors, they’re so in love!
“Little empty teacher, love each other ~”
“Huh, ah …… phase,love each other ……!?”
Noticing that her mother and students were watching, Sora blushed.
“Sora-sensei’s face is so red!”
“The newlywed couple is really comforting.”
Ah, we’ve actually been married for five years, but we’re still newlyweds at heart, right?
“You’re worried about your pregnant wife, aren’t you? I’m glad to hear that.”
“…… Then, I’ll see you at the next class. Bye again!”
Sora said goodbye to her mother and the students with a stiff smile. Then ……
“…… rumor, what is the rumor? What do you think, Yuuta?”
“No, I don’t know.”
“It must be from Miyu and Daisy. They recently will come to class to pick me up, and then with the mothers and good friends …… really, must ask them well what they said …… well ~”
“Ahaha, it’s the opposite of what it used to be.”
“Before …… ah ah, the piano class of the little child? Little chick immediately said that you can go alone, do not let us pick up and drop off said …… ah, said the piano classroom, Yuuta.”
After taking out the cleaning tools from the metal cabinet placed in the corridor, Sora walked into the classroom with the tools.
“Ah, Sora, I’ll take it, what happened to the piano classroom?”
I picked up the equipment from Sora’s hand, who said it was okay, and asked her to continue.
“I happened to run into the piano teacher of my little girl, and she seemed very happy to know that I was working in this piano class. It seems that the little girl has discussed it with her.”
The graduate of the University of Music, Sora, had a bad job, and Daisy was worried about her.
“What are you talking about? If it doesn’t work out, you can come to us. I’m grateful to her, but I’m obviously a vocalist, huh?”
“Hey, but didn’t you say you also teach piano?”
“Now, of course, I can teach anything …… although it says so, but this is a class for three-year-olds, just like playing the keys, so in that case I can also oh. Hey, why is Yuuta cleaning up?”
“Because it’s the job of the husband to comfort his wife who is pregnant.”
I smiled and said so, and Sora lowered his head, and his face grew red.
“Well, then, please help me.”
She whispered so. My wife is still so introverted and cute after all this time.
When there was no class next, the teacher seemed to be in charge of cleaning the classroom and locking the door. It’s not necessary to do a thorough sweep, just leave it to the person in charge, but I’m sure Sora will do a good job. After locking the door and being flirted with by the other teachers, we walked out of the classroom.
“Wow, it feels like it’s already late, I have to get back to cooking. Yuuta’s hungry too, right?”
“Well, what does Sora want to eat?”
“Isn’t that the question I should be asking? Yuuta.”
“Today is rather different, isn’t it? Let’s have a rare date, Sora.”
“A date, a date!?”
Sora looked at me with wide eyes.
“You see, because of my work and Sora’s body, there is no date for now, right? This is the order of Miyu and Xiao Xiaochu.”
“…… really, so there is no way to scold them both …… too happy.”
Scold is referring to the …… mothers rumors? She still remembers ah . However, I think both sisters are so good that there is no need to scold them oh. Well, Dad is very happy with our daughters.
Daisy and Miyu are growing up day by day, and Sora is a miracle in itself ……
Also, as a father, I have to do my best to not be left behind.
I held hands with Sora, who was full of happiness, and felt the responsibility of being a father.
It’s been a while since the night of Yuuta and Sora’s long-awaited date.
At the end of the day, Yuuta, who had only eaten out with Yuuta, came back with a complaint from Miyu, but it was better to eat a good meal together. It was not enough without everyone expressing their thoughts, and both Sora and Yuuta came to that conclusion. As usual, we bought souvenirs and went home holding each other’s hands. Just by holding hands, Sora felt very happy.
Five years had passed since the wedding ceremony, and three seasons had passed since they had lived in the same room. Sora had to spend the last season before she could become a mother.
“Ah, it hurts!”
Sora cried out with her belly in her arms, and the little girl came running over.
“Sora, what’s wrong? Are you okay? Do you want to throw up? Do you want to lie down? Do you want me to bring a basin for you?”
She laughed at all the questions she had been asked. Although the early stages of pregnancy were hard, she was impressed by her family’s excessive worry about Kokone.
“Daisy, I’m fine! It wasn’t painful just now, it was just a shock …… my stomach got kicked, huh.”
“Wow, can I touch it? I wonder if it will still kick.”
Gently put his hand on the small empty stomach of the little chick expression full of expectation.
“Is it a sister? Or a brother? Both can, but which side will it be? Ahhh! It’s moving, sis!”
“It’s a greeting to your sister. I think it’s good morning, right? I think she’s sleeping.”
“Well, good morning ~ I’m Daisy’s sister ~ I’m also Daisy’s aunt, but I wish you could call me sister ~”
She had just heard similar words.
“Miu just said the same thing, sisters really look alike.”
“Unlike Miu, I have the right to be called sister!”
Daisy grunted and puffed out her chest.
“Go talk to Miyu, huh?”
“…… Please keep it a secret from Miu-san.”
She smiled at each other with the little girl who answered immediately. Then, Sora stood up from the sofa.
“Then, I’ll leave you to watch the house, Daisy. I have three classes today, so I’ll be back late. I’ve already prepared dinner, so don’t wait for me to eat first when it’s time.”
“Hey! Are there more students, Sora-san?”
“Oh, thanks to this, Sora-sensei is very popular.”
Sora proudly said so, and the little girl put on a little troubled expression.
“Wouldn’t it be too tiring ……”
“What are you talking about? It’s not much compared to other teachers. I’ve been working late in exam classes and such.”
“But my sister won’t stop doing the housework …… when I come back from school, you’ve done the cleaning and laundry, so leave some for me to do.”
“Most pregnant mothers also do housework, don’t they? It’s only natural to continue working before going on maternity leave, right?”
The worried sister looked at Sora with an unacceptable expression.
“Daisy, you don’t have to rush back every day. She has to play with her classmates too, right? You know my phobia is not that bad anymore.”
“…… I know you sometimes turn blue!”
The little chick with her cheeks puffed out is very cute. The little sister who lost both her parents at the age of three, but never forgot to smile and desperately tried to endure her sorrow so that no one could see her, is also the eldest daughter of Sora who is extremely cute.
“I know that Daisy is very patient …… but you can be a little more capricious. Because you are still an elementary school student, go and play with your friends.”
“I’m going to be a junior high school student next year! And then I will become a sister!”
“Let’s wait until next year. Then I’m going out.”
Sora was about to leave with her bag in her arms, and Daisy got up with her.
“I’m going too.”
“It’s okay if you don’t have to see me off. Also, you can’t talk to the mothers of the students.”
Daisy was ready to go out immediately and stood by in the entrance. Although a little reluctant, but she is faster than the weight gain of the small empty.
“I’m not talking nonsense, I’m just answering questions.”
“Well, it’s your fault that my mom and teachers are making fun of me!”
Eun Ae Ae is so jealous, what did she say to them to get such comments.
“Okay, I’ll be careful.”
Sora felt Miu’s influence on Hina, who was saluting and saying this adorably, and began to feel a little uneasy.
The final proofreading period of the month was approaching, and it was time to spend the night at the office or at the house of the writer in charge. I put aside the paper bag that Sora had prepared for me with a change of clothes and enjoyed the short family reunion in the morning. It was coffee time after breakfast.
“And then, the music classroom said they wanted me to work until a month before my due date, and that my replacement teacher would be back at that time and should take over at that time.”
Sora’s classroom for three-year-olds has been very well received and the number of students has increased considerably. Nonetheless, the music classroom is letting Sora not wait in class early in the morning so as not to overburden her, but just go when she has a class. This is very much appreciated, just ……
“A month before the due date ah …… I’m not sure, but can work like this?”
This also asked Ryoko aunt and Sasha better right.
“Yes, the teacher who came back to take over the baton previously began to take maternity leave a month before the due date, and after that will still go to help. I wanted to help out as much as possible because it would be a problem for them to take maternity leave.”
Now Sora also weighs a few dozen kilos more – she’ll be upset if I write it out precisely – and has a bigger belly and has to work constantly …… women are too good. I’m not confident that I can move if I’m as fat as Saku-senpai.
“Uncle, come on! Stop your overworked sister!”
The little girl with tears in her eyes looked up at me and said.
“Well, well, well, that’s right. Let’s not jump to conclusions yet, but let’s see what happens first ……”
“If we don’t decide soon, we won’t be able to arrange the classroom, right?”
“At least wait for the final proofreading to be completed and I’ll answer when I get back.”
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a little empty cheeks puffed up with dissatisfaction, but it’s quite a cute look. Incidentally, Daisy also puffed up her cheeks at my ambiguous answer, but I wasn’t going to let that discourage me.
The goddess of help appeared with her shiny blonde hair. Fortunately, Miu, who was staying here yesterday, changed the subject.
“Good morning, Miu.”
“Miu-san is so slow. Didn’t I wake you up? Everyone has already finished eating.”
“I’m sorry, I’m sorry… I’m sorry… I’m sorry.
“Not eating breakfast again? It’s not good for your health.”
She said, but she went into the kitchen to pour coffee for Miu.
“Strange, uncle, your luggage, is it the time to spend the night at the office?”
Mayu noticed what I had prepared and asked. I’m still so sharp-eyed, so observant.
“Yes, I can’t come back for a while, so I’m counting on you.”
Even without saying anything, Miyu understood.
“I’ll take care of it! I want to say this …… but I have to turn in my homework at the university in the last few days, so it’s time to crash.”
The beauty of this kind of thing occasionally happens to Miyu, who is studying in the clothing department, and seems to have a large project for group production.
“I’ll tell mom.”
Sora, who had been trying to ignore our conversation, finally said.
“Miyu too, and so is Daisy, and so is Yuta, so why are they all so worried? Pregnancy is not a sickness! I’m fine with it.”
“Isn’t it natural to care about pregnant women, sis?”
The words that Sora replied were defeated by Miu’s correct theory, so I have to thank Miu for that.
After school, the elementary school was filled with the hustle and bustle of students moving together.
There were people playing soccer and dodgeball in the atrium, others playing online games in the classroom, and many chatting until the school doors closed.
Among them, those who were in a hurry to stuff their desks with textbooks and get ready to go home were mostly those who were chased by the cram school time in Primary 6.
“Daisy, why don’t you come and play?”
“Hey, Daisy, do you have to go home soon today too?”
“Segawa-san, do you want to play a game together?”
Perhaps it was because everyone had inadvertently noticed that she was slower than usual in putting away her school bag, and the invitations that were much less before were a little more frequent today.
The little chick is a little hesitant. Because Sora said “play well with your friends”, so if you go straight back like this, won’t it make her brain hurt? Wouldn’t she be happier to play and go home again.
“What should I do ……”
“Daisy choose what you want to do, we can accompany you oh.”
The well liked young girl lunch break need not be mentioned, recently after school rarely play with friends. The class is very much looking forward to the choice of the little chick.
“Huh, I want to do something? Is this okay?”
Everyone nodded their heads in unison in response, and the little girl began to think about what she wanted to do most right now. Playing dodgeball, playing games, chatting casually, shopping while going home, they all proposed one by one, but Hatchling had already decided what she wanted to do.
“…… I want to go home …… right?”
“””Huh Huh —-!””
Lamented voices rang through the classroom .
She asked so looking around her classmates, and the girl who was close to her said helplessly.
“Ah, since the little chick wants to do so …… then there is no way.”
“Everyone, I’m sorry.”
Sora said the child can be a little more capricious. The choice of “what you want to do” is definitely capricious, after all, she has crushed the expectations of her classmates, this must be very childish capricious. Daisy finished arming herself with her theory and then picked up her school bag.
“Thank you, everyone. See you tomorrow. Bye!”
As she ran out of the classroom, she looked back with a dazzling smile.
As she walked home, her steps were very light. She had to get home quickly, she had some time before Sora left for music class, and she had to help Sora out before then.
“Uh, Sora-san has two classes today, so she has to prepare dinner when she gets back? Then, I’ll go shopping after dropping off Sora-san. ……”
If Yuuta and Miyu won’t be back, I’ll cook curry. The little chick who can even use a kitchen knife and gas stove should be able to do it all. After all, she has always been asked to help at home, and the results of her practice have made her very active in the cooking practice class.
“I’ve done it in the summer when I was camping, no problem!”
Even if Sacha came, she would ask her to do it herself.
When she arrived at her home, she slowed down her pace, adjusted her breathing, and then rang the doorbell and shouted.
I thought the door would open immediately with a “welcome home” from Sora, but it stayed closed.
“Has Sora gone out? Or are you taking a nap?”
It’s hard for her belly to grow, and she can’t sleep well because of various conditions, so she should try to take a nap to get some sleep, so she can’t be disturbed.
Daisy opened the door with her own key and said I’m home again at a low volume in case she was still sleeping. She glanced at the living room and didn’t see Sora, so she tilted her head and went to the bathroom to wash her hands and rinse her mouth. Then, she put her bag in her room in case she slept in the back room, and tried not to make any noise as she walked into the living room.
“…… Well ……”
“Strange? Are you here, Sora-san?”
At the sound of a small voice, Hina looked around. Then she saw Sora who had fallen behind the dining table.
She rushed over to her, but Sora tried to get up while gasping for air in pain, but she couldn’t seem to exert any strength.
“Sora-san …… Sora-san, are you okay? Hello ……”
Sora clenched her lips and did not answer, and the uneasiness in her heart grew stronger and stronger. Finally, the small empty seems to lose consciousness, the raised head fell to the ground helplessly.
“Sora Sister …… Sora Sister, get up, hey, get up!”
She shook Sora’s body, but her eyes wouldn’t open. No matter how many times she called her name, her eyes remained closed. It was impossible for her to lift Sora with her strength.
The little child screamed and called out to Sora. If it was normal, the voice would have been so sad that Sora would have jumped up immediately. But Sora still did not wake up …… pale face is not the slightest blood.
“Siu, Siu Kong sister ……”
The little chick is scared. Not open eyes, bloodless too pale skin is very scary.
“What, what should I do ……?”
Daisy’s eyes looked at the shelf as if she was asking for help. On it were pictures and dolls of Daisy’s real parents and her beloved dog Jubei, and Daisy’s eyes stopped at them.
“Sora-san, she ……”
She recalled the last of Jubei. Jubei did not move, cold and small body. Impossible. Sora could not have died. But Sora did not move, nor did she get up, and the little chick was about to cry.
“Daddy, mommy, Jubei, help …… Komine’s sister ……!”
The picture of Jubei seems to be saying this to her, there seems to be a familiar voice in her ears, so the little child forced to hold back the tears that were coming out of her eyes.
“You can’t cry now!”
She put her hand to her mouth and did feel Sora’s warm breath blowing onto her hand.
“It’s okay, it’s no problem! Body temperature …… is a little low but still warm.”
Now is not the time to cry and be overwhelmed. Daisy kept saying to herself to calm down, to calm down. She had heard that you can’t shake a fainted person, so she had to give up helping her up for the time being and had to think about what to do now ……
If you can’t do anything yourself, you have to contact someone who can help.
Daisy took out the cell phone she got with a trembling hand and was able to get through immediately with a speed dial, but ……
The reliable lifeline was cut off, and tears filled my eyes again.
“Miyu sisters, Sasha, Laika sisters …… Ryoko aunt ……”
I can only say that the timing is too bad.
I don’t know if it’s by chance, but the speed dial numbers of children’s cell phones are announced as unanswered one by one. After listening to several messages, the tears finally broke out of her eyes.
“…… woo, woo …… um …… little empty sister …… woo, little baby ……”
Not only Sora, Sora’s belly also has an important sister or brother. Now there is only the little chick here, the only one who can protect Sora and the little baby is himself. The approaching uneasiness distorts the vision.
“Crying, crying …… is useless …… oooh, cheer up …… cheer up!”
Tears were falling, but Sora couldn’t comfort her. The phone can not be reached, but even so ……
“Daisy, cheer up!”
Daisy said to herself, slapping her cheeks together to cheer up.
Both of her parents had died when she was three years old. It was Yuuta and Sora who brought her up with a lot of love so that she wouldn’t be sad and hide it. Although they may blame her and be angry with her, they still try their best to protect her. At that time, Sora was only a junior high school student, just two years away from the present day Hina. The two-year difference between Sora and the current Hatchling is only two years. Both Yuta and Sora had fallen ill due to overwork, but even so, they tried to bring themselves up.
The little girl knew how much she was loved. She knows that, so…
“…… to repay …… Sister Sora! Daisy has to do her best now!”
She wiped away her tears with her fist, looked at Sora and the phone once more, and then finally thought of another place to call.
“I’m …… really stupid! When you’re sick, don’t you have to call an ambulance!”
After calling with the cell phone, the call was finally answered and the mission was accomplished.
The siren that stopped in front of her house startled Xiao Qin, who ran out of the entrance in a panic.
The ambulance was indeed parked in front of her. Then, the young girl called the ambulance crew into her home.
“What’s wrong, little girl?”
“Sachi-san! Sora-san has fainted ……”
The paramedics brought the stretcher into the house with a smooth movement, and the person who was brought out was indeed Sora, whose face made Xiaoqin gasp. The red-eyed Xiao Xiaohua explained to Xiao Qin, while riding in the ambulance with Xiao Kong.
“I’ll go with you! I’m Kitahara Kim, who lives across the street!”
“Ah, can I trouble you? It’s too sad to have just this kid come along.”
In this way, the first experience of riding in an ambulance was given to Kotoharu, and Kotoharu learned to call for help from across the street.
When I noticed the caller notification, it was already two hours after Daisy contacted me. The phone in my bag flashed to notify me of a missed call.
“Hmmmm, strange, it’s rare, it’s from a little girl …… Huh, huh, huh, huh!
After Daisy called, I was flooded with SMS and emails, and I looked with trepidation at what was happening, only to find out that all of them were news that Sora had been moved to an ambulance.
“——— ——- ！！！！”
That day, I screamed uncontrollably and experienced the phenomenon of darkness before my eyes.
“I’m sorry I’m late! Daisy! Where’s Sora!?”
I rushed to the hospital where I was told, tried to suppress my nervousness, and quietly opened the door of the emergency ward, and what I saw on the other side was like a blow to my head.
Sora was lying in a hospital bed. Daisy was sitting next to her, holding her hand, and Sora’s hand was connected to a drip.
“Ah, is that Mr. Segawa Air, this time?”
The addition of “only this time” made me tilt my head inwardly, but now was not the time to worry about that, so I replied.
“Yes, yes, I’m her husband, Setsugawa Yuta.”
“I’ve already spoken to the rest of the family, but ……”
The doctor was about to explain when the door opened again and Miyu came rushing in.
“Daisy! Where’s your sister!?”
Miyu, who arrived a few minutes after me, gasped at the sight of Kokone.
“Ah, let’s talk together, then, huh.”
“”No, I’m sorry.””
I apologized to Miyu for not knowing what to say when I saw the doctor’s face.
I was relieved to hear the doctor say that the mother and the baby in her belly were safe and there was no danger of miscarriage.
Then, the doctor’s confusion and the meaning of this time only became clear when I walked into the waiting room at the back of the room later.
“Yuuta, you’re taking too long.”
“Shingo-san, Yuuta has a job to do too.”
It was Nobuko’s elder brother and Ryoko’s aunt.
“Segawa, did you make Kokone eat properly?”
“Pregnant women’s appetites change all the time, are you paying attention?”
It’s Nimura and Saku-senpai.
“Yuuta, what’s the matter with Sora’s overwork?”
It’s the poker-faced but inexplicably strong Rika-senpai.
“Didn’t even notice too much carelessness until the ambulance came ……”
It was a depressed Xiaoqin.
“I didn’t get a call from the little chick, I’m also reflecting. I can’t help at a time like this, I’m not qualified as a guardian.”
It was Sacha who was totally shocked and depressed.
“Yes, the little one is still young and must be very scared. Thank you, Gin, for accompanying her to the ambulance.”
“No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. That’s great! But before that I hope she can find me, really ……”
Daisy herself is refusing to leave the bedside of the small empty, as if to show the shock she has suffered, very sad.
“Well wow …… so humiliating oh.”
“That’s right, Miyu.”
If we could get in touch with her right away, Daisy would be able to feel more at ease.
Sora had fainted because of anemia. The cause of anemia is overwork. Normally, she would have gone home with a drip to relieve the anemia, but the doctor said the pregnant woman needed to be monitored for a while, so she was hospitalized tonight.
She seemed to have fainted when the baby came home. The little chick saw the little empty that could not be woken up by shouting and shaking, and did not know how scared she was. In addition, the timing was not good, and no one answered the phone, the incident has put the adults in a panic. After all, it was like putting all the burdens on the little chick.
Even I felt very guilty.
“I’m also very sorry that I couldn’t stay by Daisy’s side ……”
But now I really hope that Sora will reflect on it. If you don’t take care of it, it’s too dangerous for Daisy’s heart. For me and Miu too.
“…… sorry! Daisy, I’m really sorry for making you worry so much!”
After the drip and the needle was removed, Sora woke up with a normal face. Then, after hearing what happened, he is now apologizing to Daisy.
“Well, I was worried. Listen to me a little bit, Sora-san. You’re the mother of my baby and me, so don’t make us worry by trying to be brave.”
Daisy had returned to her composure and responded to Sora in a calm manner. To Sora, it seemed like a rebuke.
“Yes, I will reflect on it. I’ll listen to Daisy next.”
“I don’t think you want to take time off from class, but at least leave the housework to me. I’ll do it for you, so leave it all to me, mom.”
Kokone, who smiled happily at being called mom, said with a motherly expression.
“But, you can’t be a hero, either.”
Miu and I nodded our heads as well. The hatchling should also be more free to play, the hatchling that Sora has been worried about not playing with his friends and rushed home every time.
Here, it’s time for me as a father to cheer.
“It’s okay, I’m not trying to be tough. Daisy is just doing what she wants to do. It’s my own will.”
Daisy put her hand on her chest and said so.
The small empty expression of incredulity, but I do not quite understand.
“Well, what I want to do is to protect Sora Sister and her soon to be born brother or sister.”
Daisy’s words made us stare. Although it sounded like something a little girl would say, it didn’t seem to fit in with the word “willful”.
“I’ve always been protected by Sora, my uncle, my father and my mother. Ah, and Miu-san.”
“Thank you for not forgetting me, Daisy.”
Miyu said with a smile.
“Now that I think about it, I think I’ve been a problem for you guys since I was little.”
We can’t be entirely sure of her deeply spoken words.
“Huh huh! For, why say such …… no such thing!”
“That is to say, little chick. Daisy you do not know how much power you give us!”
“Little empty sister, to lie down to do.”
I said after Sora finished, but Daisy ignored us and asked Sora, who was so scared that she wanted to sit up, to lie down.
“Daisy has received a lot of love and care from everyone.”
The cute little chick is the center of the family all the time, so it’s only natural to take care of her, we are family.
“She has grown up with the care of everyone. The little chick has grown up, so I think it’s now the little chick’s turn to protect everyone.”
“It’s the chick’s turn to protect everyone ……”
“To repay the kindness. I hope you can rely on me. Whether it’s my brother or sister I will protect him, just like you guys protect me, uncle …… protect him well!”
Daisy looked directly at Sora, and then at me –
“Let me repay the favor! Sister Sora, uncle!”
“Hatchling …… Hatchling you …… Hatchling you, really!”
A relieved Hollow kept saying Hatchling’s name.
“Well …… you’ve grown so big ……”
The teary-eyed Miyu whispered.
“Toy horn ……”
The first time I met Daisy came to my mind. It was the summer vacation of my first year in college, and my sister and her wife, who were on a trip, ordered me to watch the house because they were worried about leaving their children at home.
The one who said that to me was the youngest child who was talking in toddler language. It was obviously the first time I met her, but she wasn’t afraid of people and would smile whenever she blew her toy horn. Every time she saw me, she would scream “uncle” and hit me as if she was going to ride me.
After that, I learned that my sister and her husband had disappeared and we became a family. Living in a cramped, poor three-pyeong room, Daisy’s smile was our salvation. We also went to a play show together, and we were really happy when the little one came running towards us as adults. Even though she believed the lie that her parents were busy at work and waited desperately for them to come back, she was lonely, but she endured and endured, and finally hugged Jubei and cried. She also once lost her parents who gave her a present on her birthday. Then, then ……
The little chick grew up and learned the truth. The day she knew her parents would not return, the day Jubei died, the little girl cried as much as she could, but finally smiled.
I have always tried my best to protect Daisy with Sora and Miyu, because the youngest sister does not understand the reality of the rude and unreasonable, and accepted us with a smile. However, I still occasionally wonder who is protecting who.
Could it be that we can be a family like this because the chick asked us to protect her?
And now the chick says she wants to protect me and Sora’s child.
How can this be a reward, hatchling. If you do something like this, we don’t know how much we owe you ……
The little chick who doesn’t understand our feelings raised her head and said.
“This time it’s my turn to protect you!”
Dad couldn’t help but think that he probably wouldn’t be able to win this lifetime.
Today, the little chick also ran home quickly.
After telling the students that her sister was about to give birth, the voices of regret seemed to diminish a little. They thought that in a little while, the little girl would be able to play with them after school.
However, the world is not that naive, and the new baby will bring more busyness after birth.
Stopping in front of the house to take a deep breath, the little one held her breath and rang the doorbell.
So saying, the sound of someone coming to the entrance of the house.
The voice she heard when she opened the door was different from what she had expected today.
“It’s Rika-san …… strange? Why is the teacher’s Laika sister faster than me?”
“Well, because I drove here. Daisy you did not notice that we just passed each other?”
“I didn’t notice, Rika-sensei.”
“Oh, here’s Rika-san.”
She said so, pointing at herself and lifting her chest, and Rika’s full b*****s swayed with it.
“Well wow …… is awesome.”
The one who couldn’t help but hide her b*****s with her hands was Xiaoqin, whose eyes were taken away by Laika’s b*****s.
“Wow! Welcome home, little girl. I’ve made a snack, come wash your hands and eat.”
The person peeking out of the living room was Imura.
“Don’t be so concerned, but the shape of her b*****s is pretty too!”
“In, In-mura-san, you pervert! Nasty!”
He blinked to confuse his slip of the tongue, but it incited Kotoharu to be wary.
“…… I’ll go rinse my mouth.”
Then, as if she knew there was no chance of her own appearance today, Kotori slumped her shoulders.
“Wait a minute, Daisy, help me!”
“Well, Sora Sister! What should I do?”
“Help me convince them!”
The next day, Sora was taken to the ambulance and released from the hospital, but the doctor told her to stay home and rest. After asking for several days of leave from the music classroom, she finally got permission today to end her recuperation period after a holiday. Although she can start working again tomorrow without trying to be brave, ……
“What does persuasion mean?”
The little chick who could not understand only this tilted her head to the side. She was determined to help Sora no matter what, but unfortunately this determination has been obstructed.
“Well, it’s better not to walk since you’re recuperating, so let me take you by car.”
“Let me do it after school. I’m sure Sora won’t be a stranger to you.”
In-mura and Raika argued with each other as if they were in competition.
“Ah, so that’s how it is.”
Daisy understood Sora’s request.
“Then our family has a car, too.”
“If it’s for Daisy’s mother, I have no problem with Saku Toshitaro doing his best.”
Even Sacha and Saku followed suit.
“Nimura, Rika, Sacha, and Saku, look back at yourselves! I’m afraid I’ll be rumored if I’m picked up by such a big group.”
“What is the relationship between Mr. Sora’s mysterious dating relationship, and the huge array of beautiful women & men & others? Will I be bombarded with questions?”
As Kokone kept trembling and speaking from her heart, Miu began to talk about her predicted future. Daisy also felt that it was a very likely future.
“Miyu ~ don’t talk like it’s someone else’s business.”
“But it’s important to recuperate.”
“I’ve been recuperating for a long time, and everyone has been helping out with the household chores every day. Aren’t you, Daisy?”
“Yeah, yeah, yeah, I think Sora is doing much better.”
“Yes, and Sora has become very healthy too. That’s great.”
Ryoko and Sacha also came to Segawa’s house, so Daisy couldn’t help with the cooking, cleaning and laundry. After all, there are too many adults.
“So, using a car to pick up and drop off is too much of a fuss ……”
“By the way, Sora. It’s about time I bought a car. I have a driver’s license, and I’ve been driving around in the company’s car, so I should be able to drive the kids with peace of mind.”
Sora, Miyu and Daisy held up their heads at the same time, but Yuta sometimes makes strange suggestions.
“This is a home without a garage, uncle.”
“The next child will cost a lot of money, Yuuta.”
“Uncle …… I think that’s a bad idea.”
Corrected by the three, Yuuta was instantly sunk, and his eyes seemed to be filled with tears. But more importantly, the hatchling now wants to respond to the expectations given to her by the hollow, the hatchling has made a pact with her to protect her.
“That! Sora-san is much better, so I think it’s okay for now.”
Daisy said after thinking hard.
“But I’m sure I’ll be tired next …… because Sora-san has a strong sense of responsibility and is very stubborn.”
“Daisy, I’ve been reflecting on it.”
Sora protested in an embarrassed voice, but Daisy felt that she couldn’t change her personality.
“When I feel like I can’t do it, can I ask for your help again? Please help us with the car.”
Everyone nodded vigorously with smiles on their faces.
“Of course! This time I swear I’ll answer Daisy’s call right away!”
Nimura said with a wink, and Rika nodded vigorously.
“I’ll take care of it, Daisy-sama!”
“It’s a chance to recover from the mistake. Thank you, Daisy.”
“I want to be depended on so much, ah, but I can’t drive ……”
The little chick did not understand what Sascha meant by this is the wound of the adults . It was because of this that everyone ran to Segawa’s house for days.
“And then, there is one more thing ……”
As soon as Daisy said that, everyone’s eyes were focused on her. She was a little nervous about being stared at, but that was the only thing she couldn’t back down from.
“I also want to help! Don’t take it from me! I want to be the sister that my brother or sister respects!”
The adults’ mouths opened in surprise at first when they heard the youngest child’s serious declaration, and then turned into a burst of laughter.
The laughing hatchling said, “I’m serious, please!” She was so angry that everyone had to please her in the end, but everyone thought so, and this cute young girl was their pride…
While comforting Daisy, the doorbell rang. A package arrives, a luxurious fruit basket with a dance of sympathy, without the name of the sender, just the words “For a friend’s mother”. Yuuta couldn’t help but think that our daughter might really be a great person. And that’s another story.
Extra after Final Chapter
The season is gradually passing into winter.
I and Daisy were clinging to Sora, who was holding her growing belly, and Sora was annoyed with us …….
“Because we are very worried! Isn’t that right, uncle?”
“Yes, little chick!”
“Really, Yuuta and the little chick do not be so nervous. At least don’t hang around and sit down properly.”
Sora’s due date was approaching and she had asked for maternity leave from the music class, which made me and Daisy hold hands and celebrate. Now it seems to be called the prenatal period, which means that it is not surprising that the baby will be born at any time. How can I not watch?
It was hard for Sora to get up and sit down by herself, so it was only natural that we followed her. But I was not allowed to follow her around all the time because I had a job.
But that didn’t mean that we had to stick together at home.
“It’s normal for the first child to be slower than the due date, so if you’re so nervous, you won’t be able to make it?”
Sora always told us that.
“But I hope it won’t be too late. We have to go to Daisy’s graduation ceremony!”
That’s right. Daisy’s birthday turned twelve and she had a big birthday party just a few days ago. The reason for the big party was, of course, Saku-senpai. January Miu’s birthday because “already a college student”, so Miu only a small party with his friends, which may be the reverse of that incident. I was very happy to see Hanamura-senpai and Imura’s sister. Incidentally, Mr. Hanamura’s sister, Yoko, who is also Sora’s best friend, has been coming to play. Especially recently. I’m sure you’re worried about your friends, I know!
Then, the graduation ceremony of the elementary school is waiting at the end of this month, and Sora hopes to be discharged before then.
“Don’t force yourself, Sora-san.”
“No, how can I not attend the graduation ceremony?”
Sora said with a clenched fist, and then said to her stomach.
“So, try to come out soon. I also want to meet you soon.”
The little air that said so completely turned into the mother’s expression, obviously my wife, but I look dumb. Ahhh, I’m so worried. It’s no surprise that the pains will start anytime now, so I’ll just take maternity leave until the baby is born ~ just kidding.
“Uncle, if you don’t go to work, you’ll be late. Look at the clock.”
While I was worrying about these things, Daisy’s merciless reminder came through.
“I don’t want to go to work.”
“I’ll call you as soon as the pain starts! Go to work and earn money for the baby’s milk. Auntie Yoshiko said that the cost of delivery is very high.”
Well, this little student knows too much.
“Okay, I’ll go to work then!”
“Leave it to Daisy. I’m almost out of school and will be home soon. Today, I only have class in the morning, so Miu-san and I will take turns.”
That’s great. That’s right.
That’s how I was sent out by Sora and Daisy today.
I put my cell phone on my desk where I could reach it at any time and tried to refuse to go out to work. My colleagues at the company knew my situation and were very accommodating since it was not a busy time yet.
“Segawa, your hand stopped. Even if you stare at your phone, it won’t ring.”
“Ah! Yes, I’m sorry.”
There was a sparse laugh in the editorial office.
“But I can’t blame you, you’re nervous about your first time. But don’t worry, men basically just can’t help! Just leave it to the women.”
No, that’s not comforting! But it’s also true. I slumped my shoulders in frustration when my phone flashed on. Someone was calling, and I picked up the phone before it rang.
“Hello, this is Segawa.”
“Oh, oh good! I’ll be right back.”
“No! I’m going back now! I can go back, right?”
“Okay, okay, you can’t work like this anyway. If you finish peacefully, you should try to make up for it.”
“Okay! I’ll take care of it!”
I talked on the phone and started getting ready to go home.
I was so lucky to have the company close to my home that it took me less than an hour to get home. I ran out of the station, but I was sweating despite the March day.
“Sora, are you okay?”
“Yuuta, welcome back to …… it hurts!”
Seeing my smile just appeared, Sora immediately grimaced.
“Small, small empty!”
“Ten minutes apart, it’s a real paroxysm, right? Little chick, prepare to go to the hospital.”
“Yes! Ready to go!”
“Huh? Ah, Auntie Ryoko, you’re here.”
“…… I’m here… Hatchling has contacted me.”
Aunt Ryoko smiled bitterly while stopping the code table in her hand.
Then, the sound of the door being opened from the entranceway, and the sound of the living room.
“Oh, you’re back, Segawa. The car that Saku-senpai prepared is already waiting in front of the entrance, so bring Kokone.”
“Hey! Even Saku-senpai is here? What’s going on?”
“I was asked to come by Miu and Hina, of course. I work even if the operator is not here, Saku-senpai also seems to have made all the preparations.”
“I think the uncle can not return, only the girls will be hard, huh!”
Hara, so it is.
“Sora-san, can you stand up? Uncle trouble you.”
“Well, the paroxysm is well …… hmmmm!”
“Well …… can’t seem to hold your sister right now.”
I said, “I can walk by myself.
“I can walk by myself! I can walk by myself!”
“Miyu, thank you for calling me.”
“You’re welcome, it’s still early for your sister to complain, but I think you’ll be upset if I don’t tell uncle.”
Of course I’ll get upset! I don’t want to be the only one who doesn’t know.
“After all, we don’t know if it’s a true labor, and even if it does start, there’s still some time before the birth, so it’s not wrong to think it’s too early to tell you.”
Ryoko aunt explained to me. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. The little empty will definitely feel squeamish about relying on Nimura and Saku-senpai.
“I’m sorry, but I’m glad you’re back ……”
Sora held my hand tightly, and I could forgive anything just by doing that.
We slowly, slowly took Sora to the car, holding her and comforting her when the pain came on the way.
The car that Saku-senpai prepared was a large van, so it was very easy to get in and out of the car. This kind of thoughtfulness is really admirable.
“Thank you, Saku!”
However, if only there was not such a look. Ah ah, born if it is a girl and bad, will feel like this dangerous I should not be wrong. Incidentally, we did not investigate the gender in the end, because we wanted to stay until the birth, but Saku-senpai insisted that it was a girl.
After Sora got in the car in front of Segawa’s house, the door of Kitahara’s house across the street opened.
“Siu, is Sora going into the hospital?”
It was Kotone and her mother.
“We’re going to the hospital now. It’s supposed to be a birth.”
“It’s the nearby maternity ward, right? Can we go there later?”
The hospital where Sora was scheduled to give birth was less than a thirty-minute walk away.
“It might take a little longer ……”
“That’s okay! That’s great, it’s finally coming, congratulations!”
“You’re in such a hurry, too, Xiaoqin.”
Xiaoqin was jumping for joy while her mother was reading her.
“Rai Xiang sister also said to go straight to the hospital, so I’ll leave it to you.”
Miyu smiled and said so. I’m glad to think that all of the members of the team will be there. If something happens to the Takanashi family, everyone will gather to help.
Xiao Qin waved us off.
Sora was sent to the pain room for examination.
“It’s going to be a long time before Yuuta is tested.”
When the waves of pain came, Sora’s hands followed the force.
Daisy was diligently wiping away the cold sweat on her forehead.
“Don’t hold back, it’s easier to scream out, Sora.”
“Yes …… yes. It hurts —- ah, it seems to be better ……”
Obviously looks very painful, but yet with a smile on her face, Sora is pitiful and cute …… ah ah, want to exchange with her!
“Sora, are you okay?”
It is clear that it can not be okay, but still can not help but ask this.
“It hurts, Yuuta, Hina…! But everyone who became a mother got through it …… It hurts ——! Me! I want to be a mother too! I want to be a mother too!”
Sora shouted .
“Please hold her back during the pain and help her with the wind.”
The little chick took the fan and desperately helped Sora.
The waiting room seemed to be getting more and more crowded, and Miu would occasionally come to report the current situation.
Reika arrived at the hospital before me, and Sasha arrived at the same time, but for some reason she came with Mr. Hashiba, the manager of the idol agency. Kotsu followed, and Shingo also took time off work to come. Hanamura and Yoko also came. Nimura’s sister also came with her boyfriend – now her husband. Next to them are former tennis club members Ryoiko Tamura, Miki Sugaya, and Sago’s childhood friend, the president. Kiyomi Okae, the former choir director of Koh Kong’s high school choir, Oki Maejima, and Shuji Tani are also here. Tani and Yoko seem to have been dating since high school, but progress has been slow, and only recently did Sora seem to say he didn’t know when he would be able to go to their wedding ceremony. Hiromi is also here, but it hasn’t been that long since we saw him/her. We just had a cake making contest with Rika at her birthday party a while ago. In addition, Miu’s best friend, Shoko Sugihara, and Tachia Noge, who is active as a model, also came. Daisy’s friends were too young to come. But she was happy to have her next-door neighbor in Hachioji’s apartment and her favorite voice actress, Shinko Walnut, come. But isn’t it strange that there are so many people?
Naturally, the hospital complained to us that there were too many people coming to visit. After I told them that we were all like family, Saku-senpai took my place and talked to the head of the office.
“We are people who want to celebrate the birth of Ms. Segawa, who is close to her. Please be merciful and allow us to fulfill our wish! Of course, please also accept a little token of our gratitude …… titters.”
Somehow, the problem was solved after Saku-senpai finished biting his ear with the head of affairs …… Well …… this person is still as mysterious as before.
“Mr. Chairman as before, I do not know where there are contacts and information.”
The beauty feather smiled and said so, so there should not be any problem.
While we were busy, Sora moved to the delivery room. Next, only the family could enter. Amidst the voices of support, Sora moved with a smile from the pain.
I, the only one who volunteered to stay in the birthing room, could only hold her hand tightly and keep talking to her in order to make her endure the pain that kept repeating. Sora was holding my hand so hard that the bones made a sound, and the pain was so severe that she didn’t know how much easier it would be if I could take her place.
“I can see the head!”
And the pain was about to end.
“Next time, just push!”
“Mmm! Ha,aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ！！！！！！”
“Good! That’s it, Mrs. Segawa! One more time!”
And then —-
“…… wow,…… wow ~ wow ~!”
“Mrs. Segawa, it’s born. It’s a healthy girl.”
The nurse smiled at me and Sora as she held the newborn baby.
“…… girl ……”
Sora gasped with a dumbfounded expression.
“Sora! Thank you for your hard work! Thank you for working so hard!”
The nurse held the baby to us and Sora smiled.
“It’s a girl! Yuta!”
“Yes, yes! It’s a girl, it’s a healthy girl ……”
The baby cried out loudly, it is really worthy of Sora’s child, the voice is super spirit and super cute ah!
The baby was rubbed and weighed before it was finally handed over to Sora. Sora looked at her newborn daughter with the expression of a mother, full of happiness.
“…… I am your mother! Thank you for giving birth to me ……!”
What a beautiful mother and daughter! I will never forget this beautiful sight.
“Thank you! Thank you, Sora!”
I wept as I hugged Sora before embracing the baby.
When the news of the birth was announced, there was a lot of joy in the hallway.
“It’s the girl I’ve been waiting for! My wish has been fulfilled!”
I think I also vaguely heard this eerie voice …… Forget it, I’m happy now, just pretend not to hear it.
After a while, Sora finally moved to the hospital ward, and the baby was finally ready to appear.
The eyes of everyone who came running shone brightly as they came into the room.
Everyone’s voices rang out in the room in unison, and although they were a little worried if the baby would start crying, she was very calm. It might grow into a very generous child .
“Daisy, this is your sister. Love her very much.”
“Yes! Sister. Thank you for granting Daisy’s birthday present wish! Of course I will love her very, very much!”
This year, she said she only wanted a brother or a sister for her birthday, so she’s really a happy sister.
Incidentally, the birthday present that was rejected because she said she didn’t want it was postponed due to various factors, and a puppy was scheduled to be given to her. Tokubei’s owner said that she had a litter of puppies exactly like Tokubei and that it would be a while before she could leave her mother, so I was looking forward to seeing the surprised expression on her face.
Sora handed the baby in his arms to the little chick, who picked it up with some trepidation.
“Little baby …… I’m your big sister.”
The little baby said to the little baby who pouted. The newborn baby is red, and its eyes are not yet open. Even so, Daisy still carefully hold, lovingly look at her.
“Oh! This is the cutest baby in the world! Because she is my sister!”
She said that she was already favoring her sister. Me? Of course I think so too, absolutely the cutest little baby in the world. So I’m very worried about the future. Saku-senpai, In-mura, etc., are not all free from danger.
“She’s my sister! That’s not going to change!”
“She is my first granddaughter, of course! Look, I’m a grandmother!”
Oh, Sascha said she was a grandmother.
“She’s my cute niece’s baby, of course she’s cute. I wish I could see Shingo, Yuuri, and Joo.”
“They must be in heaven to see it clearly. Oh, I wonder if they’ll call me Grandma?”
Nobugao brother nodded contentedly, while Ryoko aunt wanted to be a grandmother .
“Yah ~ so cute! The wrinkles are so cute. But all of a sudden, she’ll be a big beauty not inferior to her mother, right?”
“I think the face shape is already very beautiful quality.”
Hiromi said this to In-mura, In-mura you do not have to look.
“I want to be a teacher and educate the children of the small empty. I’m looking forward to it.”
The happy smile of Rika-senpai is the result of practice, but it is quite natural. Ah, but Rika-senpai has already smiled in front of the three sisters before.
“This is a goddess and a goblin, everything that is beautiful in this world is declared to be submissive before you! Life is wonderful!”
“Saku-senpai is forbidden to enter or leave my house from now on.”
“What, why ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah!”
It’s better not to offer 0 year olds, the tolerance range is too scary.
“Hey, we’re almost ready to have a baby too!”
“Yeah, it’s hard to take care of a baby, but it’s so cute.”
In-mura’s little sister Satomi is already the mother of a one-year-old.
“I can help you with a baby for a while, Sora.”
“Mmmmm, if only Yoko could be more feminine like that …… It hurts!”
Hanamura-senpai, you’ve been stepped on by Yoko, haven’t you.
“I also want to help! After all, it’s the neighbor across the street!”
The first thing you can do is to help her.
“I’d love to be your neighbors again.”
Shinko-san said happily.
“Sora is the first to get married and the first to have children. …… is really my saint. Maejima have you got a girlfriend yet?”
“Uh-huh! The head of Okie does not also have a boyfriend …… Ugh!”
Okie’s elbow smashed beautifully into Maejima’s stomach.
“It’s better to watch what you say, Oki. But I’m so jealous of Takanashi …… Segawa. Well, I also–”
“Stop talking nonsense!”
Tanaka was warned by Yoko, marriage seems to be a long way off.
“Well, I should find a good man too.”
“Miki-san is so popular, but she’s the one who can’t find someone.”
“You’re not in a position to say anything about anyone else, Ryo-chan.”
The tennis club is very cute, so they should all be very popular. Even the former president ……
“How long is Jun going to be stuck on the floor? Hurry up and pull yourself together.”
“Oooooooooooooooo, my life is over ……”
Is it true that these two will have something someday?
“Miyu, can I see it?”
“Want a hug to see?”
“That’s fine! And a little scary ~~”
Shoko said so. I know, I’m not used to it yet either, I feel a little scared.
“It’s so small. …… Growing up is just like lying. Wow, the tiny nails are so cute.”
Noji also peeked from behind with a sense of trepidation.
So, we were blessed by everyone and hugged one by one, and our daughter was loved by everyone, so we must have been very happy.
However, there is a possibility that something painful will happen unexpectedly. We will try our best to protect you and keep the sadness that we have tasted away from you …… but we can’t stop everything.
But please don’t forget. You still have so many family members. They all love you.
We said goodbye to Shingo and Yuuri in a sad way, and so did your other grandmother, Mrs. Joo. Everyone loves you and protects you.
“Daisy will definitely protect you! Promise!”
“Oh, it’s not just Daisy. Miu-san will protect you, too!”
Look, you have such reliable sisters.
–I hope she’ll be happy!
So don’t forget, my beloved daughter…
And so, the Segawa family has a new family member today.
Afterword as a postscript
This book does not have an afterword.
We learned that Mr. Tomoyo Matsu was seriously ill while writing this book. Mr. Matsu kept writing while he was struggling with his illness, and he passed away after finishing this book, so he was unable to write an afterword.
Thank you, Mr. Matsu, for writing 19 episodes of “Listen to your father! .
I would like to pray for the soul of Mr. Matsu from the bottom of my heart.
Editorial Department of SuperDash Bunko
Editor-in-Chief Katsuichi Nagata
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Thank you all.
Mr. Matsu, I’m glad you let me participate in “Listen to your father!
Thank you very much.
I would like to express my condolences.
July 2016 なかじまゆか
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