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Speaking of summer festivals, the best part is visiting the various stalls, such as goldfish scooping and candy apples.

We went to the target shooting stall first.

There were not many people in line and our turn came quickly.

“Shoma, I can’t hit anything at all…”

Hinano is not good at this kind of thing, she said as she sent the target ball flying in a direction that was way off the mark. She looked at me as if to ask me to take it.

“Give it to me.”

I took the target that she was holding and set my sights on the stuffed bear on the top row.

Pang.

The ball flew out with great force and hit the bear.

“Ah, I hit it.”

But the stuffed bear didn’t move a muscle and I couldn’t drop it.

“No, even though it hit it…”

The man at the target shooting parlour sneaked towards me, looking at the frustrated and disappointed Hinano.

“It didn’t fall, but I’ll give you this.”

In his hand was a firework.

“Are you sure?”

“Yes, it’s fine. I can’t give you the stuffed animal itself, but if you make a sad face like that, I won’t be able to do it either.”

“Thank you.”

I thanked the old man at the target shooting shop and gave her the fireworks that I had gotten to Hinano.

“wow! You did it.”

“Yes!”

While being so happy, Hinano bowed lightly to the man at the target shooting parlour.

I was impressed with how perfect this place was.

With a happy mood, we next headed to a shaved ice shop.

It was a hot summer night and we decided to eat something cold.

“Hey, hey, what flavour do you want, Shoma?”

“Hmm, I think I’ll have Blue Hawaii.”

I Take a quick look at the flavors and decide.

The shaved ice shop had the following flavours: melon, strawberry, pineapple, blue Hawaii and cola. I’ve never had cola before…

“I think I’ll have strawberry.”

Hinano replied, without seeming to be that bothered.

After ordering our respective shaved ice, we discussed where we would eat.

“If there are a lot of people around, it’s hard to eat because you might get hit by people.”

“I think so. I’d prefer a place where there aren’t too many people.”

A place where there are no people at the festival…

“Ah, what about over there? Behind the shrine. I noticed it when I were getting ready.”

“I see.”

People really don’t come to the back of the shrine.

I don’t think there are any people who want to go to the back of the shrine in the first place.

However, there are benches behind this shrine where you can sit.

As Hinano suggested, we arrived at the back of the shrine, sat down on a bench, and started eating shaved ice.

Blue Hawaii is delicious, but I wonder what it tastes like.

I ate mindlessly, thinking about this.

“You know, Shoma…”

“Hnn? What’s wrong?”

Hinano stopped eating her shaved ice and turned to me.

“The fireworks aren’t going off today, are they?”

“Right, the fireworks are only on the second day.”

“Right.”

At my answer, Hinano looked very sad.

And once again, this time she looked straight into my eyes.

“I want to see fireworks with Shoma.”

I didn’t know what the right thing to say to Hinano here.

After I broke up with Sera, we became good friends at first, went to school together, she made me lunch boxes and we ate them.

It is no exaggeration to say that it was thanks to Hinano that I was able to recover from my sad feelings at that time.

After thinking about this and being a little silent in response to her words, she opens her mouth again.

“I love Shoma for a long time now. So, please go out with me.”

When I was told that by Hinano, a certain person came to my mind.

But it wasn’t Hinano.

“…..I’m sorry. I can’t go out with Hinano. I have someone I like.”

When I answered that, Hinano just nodded her head and said, “Yes”

Even though I refused to confess, the number 100 was still floating on that forehead, as if to make fun of me, who was depressed with that number.

“….. Shoma. Can I ask you for one last thing today?”

Hinano said so, put the shaved ice on the chair and got out the fireworks she got from the uncle at the shooting earlier.

“Fireworks, let’s do it together.”

After saying that, she asked me with a beautiful smile that I couldn’t tell if it was a fake smile, and I didn’t have the option of refusing, so I happily accepted.

“Woow! It’s beautiful!”

“It is.”

During the fireworks, we didn’t talk about confessions, but just talked about what we thought of the fireworks in front of us.

The time passed very quickly and comfortably.

“They’re gone, aren’t they?”

“Yes, they are. It went by so fast.”

“I wanted to enjoy it a bit more~.”

“We can do it again next time.”

When I said that, Hinano looked gloomy for a moment, but immediately returned to smiling and said, “Right.

“It’s getting all dark.”

“That’s right. I have to go back ……Ah”

“Hmm?”

Hinano showed the cup that contained the shaved ice.

“Ah, it’s melting.”

“I completely forgot about the shaved ice.”

“Okay, let’s drink it.”

As we did so, we drank the shaved ice, which had become just sweet water, together in one go.

It soaked into my body and eased the heat.

“Well, shall we go home?”

“Yes. Thanks for today.”

On the way home, the distance between me and Hinano was a little closer than on the way there, but it wasn’t like we were sticking together, we just proceeded on our way home with an indescribable sense of distance.

(TL/N : Swear to god if the Author let Sera win……)

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Fhei
Fhei
6 months ago

If sera wins at the end then might as well do the same to my ex