Chapter 43: It’s not my first kiss, but…
I could feel myself blushing.
I was wrong.
Rei likes me.
And Rei got up.
Rei lightly brushed her rain-soaked silver hair.
It was so beautiful that I couldn’t help but admire it.
“You don’t have to answer my confession. I’ll give you time to think about it.
“Thank you. And does that mean… Does that mean you’re staying?
It seems Rei has finally changed her mind.
Rei doesn’t have to do what you say because of Tomi’s threats.
Rei looked into my eyes anxiously.
“Won’t you regret it, Haruhito? He might get hurt because of me.
“I won’t regret it. What about you, Rei?”
“You won’t regret this.”
Rei smiled softly.
Such a nice, pretty girl, telling me she likes me.
I’m getting lightheaded.
Maybe we got hit with too much rain.
Rei and I will both catch a cold if we don’t get home soon.
Rei says in a small voice.
“I’ll wait for your confession, but I’ll keep pretending to be your girlfriend.”
“Because it won’t change the fact that we live in the same house and everyone at school is talking about us. Besides, I want to pretend to be your boyfriend, Haruhito. Can’t you?”
“It’s not a no. We’ll definitely go to the aquarium we didn’t get to next time.
Thank you. I’m really glad you said that. But…”
“Haruki-kun, you pretended to be my girlfriend, but you kissed another girl.”
Rei’s cheeks puffed out and she mumbled, “Cheater.” She mumbled.
I’m in a hurry to choose the right words.
“That was Kaho’s side…”
“I won’t let you get away with this. So kiss me too.”
“I’m not gonna let you get away with this on the cheek. Twice on the lips.”
“But, Haruhi-kun, you might like me, right? Then, don’t you want to kiss me?”
“That’s true, but…”
“We’re lovers, it’s not strange for us to kiss.”
Rei closed her eyes softly.
He wants me to kiss him.
I hold Rei’s shoulder.
And then gently approach Suikoto’s face.
Just before the water harp, Mr. Suikin shudders.
My lips touched Rei’s.
It was so soft and warm.
When I gently pulled away, Rei opened her eyes and smiled at me in shame.
“Thank you. This is my first kiss. I don’t think Haruhi-kun is the same, but the one with Kaho was from her, wasn’t it?”
“Yes, I am.”
“Then you’re the first person to kiss me, Haruhito. Not you, but me.”
Rei-san says in a bouncy voice. And then she moves her face closer to mine.
They want to try again.
I’ll do it this time.
I closed my eyes in a panic.
Rei’s lips touched mine and there was a faint sweet scent.
Rei-san was embarrassed and quickly pulled away from me.
“Sasaki-san kissed Haruhito once, and I kissed him twice. I won!”
“Well… Well… I’ve actually kissed Kaho twice too…”
Rei looked surprised and then glared at me.
“Hmm. You did it twice.”
Then I’ll do it three times! Now it’s your turn, Haruhito!”
“I’ll never forgive you if you don’t. Spoil me… Spoil me. Haruhito.
After saying that, Rei closed her eyes.
The third time is no less embarrassing.
I approached Rei-san with a dizzy head.
Our lips met, and I was going to leave Rei immediately.
But Rei-san hugged me with both hands.
I tried to run away, but Rei-san wouldn’t let me go, not even her lips.
Both Rei and I looked at each other in a state of lethargy.
After a while, Rei’s lips parted and she laughed.
“I beat you, Sasaki-san.”
“It was kind of… It was embarrassing.
“But you were happy too, weren’t you, Haruhi-kun?”
I nodded my head and Rei’s eyes lit up with a mischievous twinkle.
“I’m having a little fun, too.”
“Um… I’d appreciate it if you’d let me go.
Rei was still holding me.
But Rei-san giggled and said in a whisper, “No.” she said in a whisper.
“I won’t let you go. I never will.
“All the way?”
“Because… I’m the most happy I’ve ever been in my life. Living in a house with you, being your girlfriend, and having a place to stay are the best things I’ve ever done. That’s why I’ll never let you go.”
Rei-san said and hugged me tightly with her beautiful white hands.
Gradually I lost my shyness and Rei’s warmth became the only thing that occupied my mind.
Northeastern United States.
Pennsylvania college dorms .
There I was.
My name is Akihara Ameon.
I’m quite fond of the name “Ameon.
Because it sounds good and because it’s a combination of my cousin’s name Haruto.
I said, “Rain.” And my cousin says, “Sunny.” .
Everyone looks at the cheerful me and the quiet Haruto and says with a laugh that we look better the other way around.
But I don’t think so.
Haruhito always shone on me like the sun on a sunny day.
When I was a high school girl, I was on the verge of a breakdown. If Haruto hadn’t been there, I’d have been ruined.
I think it is thanks to Haruhito that I am able to study at an American university.
I read Haruto’s mail with nostalgia for the old days.
I heard that Haruto and his childhood friend Sasaki Natsuho are actually half-siblings.
If you know for a fact, please tell me.
Haruto’s father, Kazuya, is a kind man.
There’s no way Kazuya is Kaho’s father… and even if he is… there’s no way he’d keep it from Haruto.
Kaho once came to me for love advice, saying she liked Haruto.
At that time, Kaho looked so cute with dyed cheeks.
Someone told her a cruel lie.
The university is about to start its Christmas break.
It’s furlough time.
We also have to solve the far-sighting problem.
I’m sure I’m the only one who can save Haruto, Natsuho, and Suikoto.
I have to save the people in the sun.
“Because I’m Haruhito’s cousin sister.”
I muttered to myself and smiled as I looked at Haruto’s picture.