I urge her to get up, and Saki happily follows me.

“Are you sure you’re done?”

“Yeah. ……I’m fine already.”

“I see. I understand.”

[For someone who’s saying that he’s fine….you look a little sad. I was able to break through him, but I wonder if that’s the reason he’s sad……? Onii chan is so kind…… If it were me, I could easily cut off everyone except Onii chan……. I wish Onii chan would only think about me, but I don’t dislike this kind of kindness either……]

While walking, Saki was also thinking about various things, but she changed her mind.


“Hey, there’s a place I’d like to go to. Is that okay?”

“Yeah, it’s fine. Where to?”

“Hmm? It’s a secret.”

[It’s not something I want to hide. I just want to see the yukata.

It wouldn’t be a bad idea to choose a swimsuit together, but I think Misaki sensei does that kind of thing…

I’m going to try to be a little more reserved. It would be unseemly to go too extreme and then quit midway through !]

It was the same with Misaki sensei, but it ruined the secret…… The problem is that her feelings are too obvious.. And Saki seems to have realized that she has a tendency to get scared when the situation calls for it.

Anyway, feeling sorry for the spoiler, I followed Saki. Then, at the end of the third floor, there was a space for a yukata shop, [Misuzu].

“Heh, you wanted to see the yukata?”

“Yeah. I’m now a high school student, so I thought I’d buy a new one. If possible, I want something solid that I can wear for a long time, not a cheap set that costs 3,000 yen.”

“I see. By the way, how much does a yukata cost?”

“It depends on the item, but I’m thinking about 30,000 yen.”

“T-that much……”

I only know of cheap yukatas from mass merchandisers. I thought it wouldn’t exceed 10,000 yen at the most, but proper clothes are expensive,…….

“Good things cost a certain price. Oh, don’t worry, I’m not thinking of begging Onii chan for it.”

“I’m relieved to hear that.”

“Ahaha I know how much Onii chan spent his pocket money. Well, I’m reluctant to spend 30,000 yen if I don’t wear it many times a year, but I’ll only be a high school student for three years. Don’t you also want those three years to be as sparkling as possible?”

“I see…….”

Misaka san said something similar. Unlike boys, girls seem to have a stronger sense of the [Present]. It might not be something that really resonates with me.

“You look like you don’t really understand it. A girl’s teenage years are really precious. Of course you can be fashionable in your 20s, 30s, and beyond, but there are certain things that are not appropriate for that age, you know? Such as revealing mini-skirts, cute and fluffy hoodies, and outlandish cosplay, which are the prerogatives of teenagers.”

“I see.”

“It’s fine to invest in the teenage fashion, but it’s also hard to throw out the idea of a high school student with a proper yukata. It’s nice to have a mature look.”

[I think I’m trying to suit Onii chan’s tastes a little bit. The girl fashion that girls like is not really popular with boys. If Onii chan doesn’t like it, it doesn’t matter how cute I look.]

“……I see. Girls try their best to live in the moment, don’t they?”

“That’s right. I don’t think so much about saving money for the future yet. You can earn the money you need as an adult when you grow up.

Generally, people say that if you start earning money as an adult, you will have more money than you need. They say they have money but no time to spend it. If that is the case, then I will use the money I have now to enjoy the present !”

Saki is determined to make the most of the money she has. She is enthusiastic, perhaps because she is hesitant to spend such a large amount of money.

“I haven’t decided yet whether or not I’m really going to buy one. I think it would be a good idea to buy several inexpensive yukata and use them according to your mood. It would be nice to wear a different yukata every year to keep things fresh.”

“Yeah. Let’s take a look anyway. It’s okay if you end up not buying anything after looking around like you usually do.”

“Ah, Onii chan, you made fun of girls, didn’t you? For girls, shopping around the stores is entertainment in itself. Shopping malls are like amusement parks.”

“I know that.”

“You look like you don’t know.”

Saki seems dissatisfied, but this kind of exchange is an everyday occurrence. After many years of relationship, both Saki and I understand that men and women are different.

I can’t enjoy shopping in the same way that Saki does. But I don’t have to worry about that every single time.

Well, it’s fun to watch Saki’s eyes light up as she looks around at all kinds of things.

Saki goes ahead and looks at the yukata on display. There are a variety of cheap and expensive ones. I see that the cheap ones and the expensive ones certainly have a slightly different patterned atmosphere.

The cheap ones have flowers scattered in a somewhat nice way and are made of somewhat brightly colored fabrics. They look gorgeous at a glance, but have a bit of a shallow feel to them. It gives the impression that it was made quickly and without spending much time.

I think expensive items have more depth in their patterns. Even when drawing flowers, there are shades of color in each one, and they are deep in detail. Also, the contrast is vivid, and it seems that the artist is conscious of complementary colors. It is interesting to see how the designer did not put the pattern evenly over the entire surface, but rather varied the size of the flowers and used the margins well to create a sense of strength and weakness. I could sense the designer’s thoughtfulness.

The inexpensive ones have a bright, pop atmosphere. The high-end ones have a somewhat nourishing atmosphere. That much of a difference, I guess.

“……Yukata are not all the same.”

“Onii chan has an artist’s eye……. Onii chan, you really like patterns and stuff, don’t you?”

[Fufufufu. It was a shopping trip for me, but Onii chan really likes looking at patterns like this. He draws illustrations, so that’s what he’s interested in. I have fun, and so does Onii chan. Hmmm, doesn’t it sound nice for a date?]

I was a little surprised that Saki brought me here, thinking about me too. Shopping with Saki was generally like going around to her favorite places. Maybe she’s been visiting places that we can enjoy together unexpectedly.

“Which one would suit me?”

“Hmm,…….right. I think a blue floral pattern would be good for Saki…… A striped fabric would be nice too……”

“Onii chan, you still like retro arrangements like this, don’t you?”

“H-hm? Is that so?”

“Yeah. Onii chan always liked this kind of thing. Maybe you were born in the wrong era.”

“Well, I don’t think I wanted to be born that long ago.”

I like the retro atmosphere, but I don’t really want to live in a retro era. I think the old days would not have been as diverse as they are now, and there would have been many restrictions in many different areas. It would have been hard to think that you could do whatever you wanted, however you wanted to do it. It would have been difficult to draw illustrations in a carefree way.

“Well, I, too, am glad that Onii chan was born in this time period.”

[If Onii chan had been born in a different time…..I wouldn’t have met him. I don’t like that at all.]

“…Saki being here is one of the reasons I’m glad I was born in this era.”

Saki’s face suddenly turns red. Although the words shouldn’t be that deep, they seem to be a big deal to Saki.

[T-t-t-t-that means you love me more than all those girls, right? That means I’m better than those crazy women, right? Let’s get married soon ! Then let’s go to a place where no one knows about us and live together forever !]

Ugh….Saki groaned. Her leap of imagination is amazing.

“Erm, anyway, let’s continue with the yukata selection. It looks like they’ll let us try it on, so why don’t you try it on?”

“Yeah……. I’ll try it on.”

I have an idea of ​​what Saki would look good on. I then called over the female clerk and told her that I would like to try it on. Saki was led to the fitting room, and the way she kept glancing at me with passionate glances was extremely cute.

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