It was a dream, but I feel dejected and wish this dream would end soon.

Then I was suddenly brought back to reality.

“–Yuuki kun, are you alright?”

“Nn……Natsuki? I’m fine.”

“Really? I was worried about you because you seemed to be having nightmares.”

It didn’t seem like I was in such a deep sleep, and I immediately woke up when Natsuki called out to me.

It’s true that it may have been because I was under the heater in my school uniform, or perhaps because I had a nightmare.

Perhaps it was both, but the inside of my uniform was soaked with sweat, and was dripping from my forehead.

I patted Natsuki on the head, who was still looking at me with concern, and smiled back.

“More importantly, what time is it now? How long have I been asleep?”

“It’s about 4:30, and Yuuki kun has been asleep for a little over an hour. Shiori senpai and Riko chan are back.”

“Seriously, I didn’t notice. Are they downstairs?”

“Yeah. They’re waiting for you downstairs. Yuuki kun, please come in a minute.”

Natsuki grinned like a child trying to play a prank and left the room with light steps.

I don’t know why Natsuki is in a good mood, so I’m a little confused. There was nothing special that happened today. If I had to say, I would say that my memory has returned.

I was told to [come back in a minute] so I sat around for about 10 minutes, and then I heard my sister’s voice from downstairs saying, [Yuki, now it’s okay] so I got off the bed and headed downstairs.

I come to the front of the living room, and I back away a little at the strange quietness. Natsuki had indeed asked me to come downstairs, and there should be no other place to gather on the first floor.

That should be the case, but I wonder why it is so quiet.

I don’t know what it was, but there’s nothing else I can do, so I opened the door to the living room.

Then, with the dry sound of a clatter, a sparkling tape pops out. It was followed by.

 [Happy birthday, Yuuki !]

Three voices echoed through the room.

I thought to myself, my birthday might have been today, which explains Natsuki’s earlier attitude. I think she was trying to surprise me and was probably grinning as she imagined my surprised face.

“Yuuki, you may not realize it now, but today was your birthday.”

“I’ve been preparing for Yuuki Nii for a while now. What do you think? Are you surprised?”

“Thank you, all three of you.”

As I replied, I thought about my sister’s comment for a while.

I had no memory of my birthday when I had lost my memory. I am sure I was trying not to remember because I spent most of my time with all three of my former childhood friends on my birthdays.

Then, missing the timing to mention that my memory had returned, I was taken to the table.

I wondered what to do, but was happy for the first happy time in a long time.

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