Chapter 39: Toomi’s sister, and a dark turn
“I’m sorry to interrupt your date, but may I borrow my sister for a moment? I’ll give you back your sister in five minutes.”
The Lady of the Farseer said calmly.
The giant corporate group headquartered in our town, the Tomi Group. .
The family that runs the company is the Tomis.
The mansion across the river from the town is the Tohmi residence, where Suikin-san used to live until a short while ago.
The Tomis are my family too.
I glanced at Suikoto-san and saw that she was backing away as if frightened.
Is he gonna be okay?
Suikin-san said he couldn’t stay at the Tohmi residence anymore.
My father also said the Tohmis treated her badly.
This girl who claims to be Suqin’s sister, can she be trusted?
“I don’t mind you and Suikoto-san having a little chat…”
I said cautiously and Tomi smiled beautifully.
But his expression was somewhat fake.
Tomi says as if she can see right through me.
“I don’t think you need to be so wary of a sister talking to a sister.”
Tomi took Suikoto’s hand.
Mr. Suikin shudders.
“Come on, sister. Let’s talk. I’ve been having a hard time getting you to pick up the phone, okay?
In a flash, Tomi took Mizukoto-san and went away from me.
They are just opposite each other on the opposite side of the wall of the station. I can see them among the passers-by, but I can’t hear what they are saying at all because of the noise.
When the two of them start talking, Tohmi-san seems to be very happy, and looking at that alone, it doesn’t look like a smiling conversation between two sisters.
But on the contrary, Suikin-san’s face is getting darker and darker.
After a while, I was horrified when I saw Suikoto-san’s face as she came back towards me.
Suqin-san’s face was drawn with fear, as if she had seen something terrible.
Are you okay? Suqin?
I’m fine. But…”
“I’m sorry. I’m sorry, Akibara-kun, but I’m leaving today.
What did Suqin just say?
We’re not going to the aquarium, which he’s always wanted to go on a date for.
And the way you call me, from “Haruhi-kun.” to “Akibara-kun.” to “Akihara-kun.
And the whole pretending to be someone you’re not… Let’s end this.
“Because, Akibara-kun doesn’t like me, and I don’t like Akibara-kun, but I thought it was weird to be so familiar with him.”
“Is that Suikin-san’s true intention?”
I looked straight at Mizukoto-san and she looked away with a pained expression on her face.
Her blue eyes have a hint of tears in them.
I’m sure it’s not your intention to stop pretending to be my girlfriend.
I’m sure Mr. Tomi said something to him.
And what Mr. Tomi said must’ve been terrible to make her change her mind like this.
I grabbed Mizukoto by the shoulders and pulled her toward me.
Oh,” Suikin-san murmured, and her face turned red.
“What did she say to you?”
“It’s… I can’t tell you.
“You don’t have to tell me, but even if they say terrible things about me, you don’t have to worry about it. I’m on your side.”
Suikin-san’s eyes widened and she smiled happily, but shook her head.
“Don’t worry about it, Akibara-kun. Don’t worry. I’ve decided to go to the girls’ dormitory in Tokyo.
I was stunned.
Everything’s been turned upside down.
What’s really going on?
What on earth did Mr. Tomi say that changed Suikoto so much?
“I… I don’t want to bother you, Akibara-kun. I don’t have any more feelings than that… I don’t have any feelings for Mr. Akibara… I don’t have any feelings for you.
Mizukoto-san said in a broken voice and gently moved away from me.
And he looked at me with those blue eyes.
“Thank you for today, Akibara-kun. I’m going home alone from here. Goodbye. I guess the real goodbye will come soon.
After saying that, Suikin-san rushed out into the crowd.
I try to run after him, but I can’t catch up with him because of all the people passing by.
We’re gonna lose them.
Then someone tugged on my sleeve.
When I turned around, Tomi was there.
I’m sorry, that was rude.
I’m sorry. I’m in a hurry.
“Chasing after my sister? I don’t think it’s worth it. She can’t be your sister’s lover anymore.
“Senpai doesn’t know anything. She doesn’t know about my sister or Sasaki Natsuho-san.”
Why is Kaho in here?
I was confused and Tomi-san quickly disappeared.
Maybe there’s only one reason why Tomi talked to me.
I guess he wanted to keep me from going after Ms. Suikoto.
In fact, I completely lost sight of Suikoto-san.
I regretted it.
I shouldn’t have let Ms. Suqin go.
But I’m sure she won’t leave the house today or tomorrow and she’ll have time to discuss it with you.
I hurried to the platform for the train back to town.
But when I arrived at the platform, the doors of the white train were just about to close and it was about to depart.
I’m sure that’s where Suikin is.
I was hoping we’d get lucky and meet up with the others in the car.
I looked up.
Before I knew it, it was pouring rain outside.
Everyone has an umbrella.
I gotta get an umbrella.
And while I was waiting for the next train to come, during the train ride, and all the way home, I kept thinking about Suikoto-san.
Mr. Suikoto said he didn’t like me.
I think that’s probably what Mr. Tomi made me say, but what if he meant it?
I thought she might like me, but it turns out to be a misunderstanding.
And a young lady named Kotone Tomi.
Who the hell is Mr. Tomi?
If Miss Tomi is tormenting Suikoto, she’s my enemy.
And then there’s Mr. Suikin’s own problem.
I don’t know why Suikin-san can’t stay at the Tomi residence anymore.
And she also said she was a “fake lady” “fake lady”.
She has a different mother than the rest of her siblings.
What Tomi said is correct.
After all, I don’t know anything about Suikin-san.
So we have to try to know.
I told Suqin I wanted her to stay at home with me, and I was honest.
So if you really don’t want me to move to a girls’ dormitory in Tokyo, I’d rather not talk about it.
I repeated the simulation in my head.
My mind was so occupied with Suikoto-san that I didn’t have time to think about anything else.
I had assumed that Suikoto would be back first when I got home, but I was disappointed.
There was a girl in a sailor suit waiting for me at the door.
The girl with short, beautiful hair was sitting in the hallway with her back to the door, looking listless.
She looks up, as if she’s noticed I’m back.
Welcome home, sunshine.
It was Kaho waiting for me.