Chapter 96: will my cousin get married?
I tell Yuki in a panic.
I’m on my way home.
“We don’t usually go through here. No way… You’re leaving Kaho behind…
Yuki blushes and compares us with the love hotel.
I shake my head. I didn’t tell Rei, but we can’t go into a love hotel.
I was just passing by on my way home from the arcade. There’s no way I’m going in there with my uniform on.”
Rei and Yuki looked at each other, then at me and said, “That’s true.” I looked at them and then they looked at me and said, “That’s true.
High school students aren’t allowed in there, and of course they’re not allowed in there if they’re wearing uniforms.
That’s why I said I was joking.
Rei-san’s expression looks complicated, as if she’s relieved or disappointed.
“I mean, why were you here, Yuki?”
“Wow, I stopped by the arcade too.”
Yuki also likes games. He’s pretty good at fighting games.
Yuki smiled sadly.
“I want to go to Aki’s house again to play video games and go to the arcade. With Kaho.”
Before I can answer, Rei-san interjects.
“Don’t you really want to be alone with Haruhi-kun?”
“Of course not. It’s important to have Kaho… I still don’t approve of Suikoto-san, okay?”
“It’s okay. I’m yours, Haruhito, whether you approve or not.”
Rei and Yuki’s gazes sparked.
I panicked. It would be awkward for us to go home together like this.
But Yuki looked at her watch and sighed.
Your mother’s driving me to the station to pick you up.
“But just because it’s just the two of us doesn’t mean we should make out…”
Yuki glares at Rei threateningly. Rei glares at her menacingly. But it looks like a cute gesture, maybe because of the animal-like atmosphere.
It seems that Rei-san is the same. She’s laughing bitterly.
Then Yuki left with a regretful look on her face.
We start walking home, side by side.
Rei-san giggles and tilts her head slightly.
“Mr. Sakurai, you were jealous of us.”
“Well… I guess.”
Yuki has always been a dear friend.
Yuki is trying to get me and Kaho together, but she seems to like me.
Yuki might not be able to forgive Rei for standing next to me.
Rei-san’s expression turns soft.
“I think it’s not so bad to be jealous.”
“Because it means that Haruhito likes me enough to be jealous of me. I’m going to make Haruto like me so much that Sasaki-san, Sakurai-san, Kotone, and Ame-san will be jealous of me.”
Rei-san giggles. Her smile is even bewitching. Overwhelmed by the strength of Rei-san’s feelings, I flinch.
“At least, I don’t think that Ame-sister had anything to do with it…”
“Because you’re my cousin and family. She doesn’t have any feelings for me as a member of the opposite sex…”
Rei stopped her footsteps. And then she stared at me intently.
Are you sure about that?
“I think Ame-san likes Haruhi-kun…”
“Well, I guess we like each other as a family.”
I don’t think so, I think you’re thinking of me as a boy.
“No way. You’re always making fun of me, and I don’t think you see me as a man, that’s not true.”
“I don’t know. Family can fall in love with each other, can’t they? Cousins can get married.”
“My sister Ame and I are getting married… I don’t know…”
I never thought about it. What would your father’s face look like if you did?