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After lunch, I managed to finish my classes while rubbing my sleepy eyes, and after school arrived.

As I had promised, Ayaka and I were sitting on a bench in the courtyard to discuss the book.

“Thanks for lending me this one,”

“It’s amazing you could finish it in one day.”

“I was reading it last night, and I got so into it, I didn’t even realize it was morning. That’s why I’m up all night.”

“That happens to me a lot. I can’t stop reading his books once I start.”

“Especially this scene ……”

And then we opened the book and looked back at “The Akutagawa Family Murder Case”.

But the strain of the all-nighter seemed to have taken a toll on my body more than I had expected, and I fell asleep before I knew it while we were talking.

I wondered how long I had been asleep.

A cool breeze hit me, and my consciousness gradually awakened, and I felt something soft in the back of my head.

It was so comfortable that I couldn’t compare it to any pillow I had ever used.

“Shoma. Are you awake?”

I heard such a voice, and when I opened my eyes, I vaguely saw a beautiful face behind two mountains in front of me.

It didn’t take me long to realize that the pillow against the back of my head was Ayaka’s thigh.

I quickly sat up.

“S-sorry. I fell asleep before I knew it.”

“Did you sleep well?”

“Yes. I slept really well.”

“I’m glad to hear that. Here are Shoma’s glasses.”

“Thank you.”

I received the glasses and was astonished.

The numbers on Ayaka’s forehead were

1

Seeing the number, I started to think about it again.

It was no longer 100.

1?

One?

What does this represent?

Did something happen while I was sleeping?

“Shoma, it’s late, let’s go home.”

Ayaka says to me as I’m thinking like that.

“Yes. I fell asleep in the middle of the conversation, so we didn’t have much time to talk, sorry.”

“No problem at all. If anything…….”

“Hnn?”

“Nothing.”

“I couldn’t tell you what I wanted to tell you, so maybe next time we can exchange numbers so we can tell each other what we think of each other’s books.”

“Nn, okay.”

With that said, Ayaka readily offered her cell phone to me and I registered my contact information.

“Then. I’ll see you later.”

“Yeah. See you later.”

With that, we went back to our respective homes.

★★★★★★

<Masuda Ayaka’s point of view>

Today I arrived at school early in the morning and was in the classroom when Sera came to school with Sakahara Hinano.

When these two are together, it makes my heart flutter.

It seems like these two have been spending a lot of time together lately.

Shoma should have a girlfriend named Matsuura Sera, but I wonder why. Is he having an affair?

No, no, there must be no bad person who likes that novel.

He may not remember this, but he talked to me shortly after I started high school. From that moment on, I started to take an interest in him.

And when I recently found out that he likes his books, I felt like I was destined to like him.

Although I know that I should not fall in love with someone who has a girlfriend, lately I feel as if I have not been able to suppress my feelings.

While I was thinking about this, he invited me to talk about our thoughts on the book together after school today.

He invited me. I was very happy.

I waited for him after school with excitement.

As promised, Shoma and I sat on a bench in the courtyard to discuss the book.

“Thanks for lending me this one.”

“It’s amazing you could finish it in one day.”

“I was reading it last night, and I got so into it, I didn’t even realize it was morning. That’s why I’m up all night”

“That happens to me a lot. I can’t stop reading his books once I start.”

When I’m talking to him, I’m a bit of a klutz.

I do my best to hide it as I talk.

“I especially like this scene.”

That scene is one of my favorites too.

I feel like I get along well with Shoma after all.

“Yes,. The way he uses the fact that each of the five suspects can’t testify to the truth because of their backgrounds to make the situation vague is amazing.”

“Yes.”

“And I didn’t expect such a twist at the end.”

“I agree.”

“I also started reading it and couldn’t stop reading it, and it took up my whole day off. Speaking of which, have you read the new one I bought last time?”

I asked Shoma, and at that moment, something was on my shoulder.

When I looked at Shoma, he was sleeping soundly, leaning on my shoulder, probably because I was only talking to him one-sidedly.

His face was so cute.

I supported Shoma’s head and slowly lowered him from my shoulder to my thigh, so that it was like a lap pillow.

Thinking that his glasses would be in the way, I took them off him.

His face, which was sleeping behind his glasses, was so dignified that it was a complete change from the cute face he had earlier.

“His face is so dignified.”

My feelings for him grew even greater.

I felt bad, but I took a picture with my phone to capture his sleeping face with his glasses off, not knowing when I would see it again.

I spent some time stroking his head, and then, bored out of my mind, I picked up the glasses he was wearing.

“Shoma’s glasses.”

I casually put the glasses on myself.

My eyesight is not so bad, I thought, but they didn’t make me feel blurry.

If they were glasses, they would have made me feel uncomfortable.

But if I didn’t feel uncomfortable, then

I wondered if I was wearing glasses.

I turned to him sleeping with his glasses on and patted Shoma’s head.

Then I saw a number on his forehead.

I wondered what it was and was about to touch it when I saw a number on his forehead,

“Mmmm…”

Shoma, who was sleeping, groaned.

I hurriedly took off my glasses so that he would not notice that I was wearing them.

“Shoma. Are you awake?”

I asked him as if nothing had happened.

“S-Sorry. I fell asleep before I knew it.”

Shoma apologized.

I was glad he didn’t know about the glasses.

“Did you sleep well?”

“Yeah. I slept really well.”

“I’m glad to hear that. Here are Shoma’s glasses.”

“Thanks.”

“Shoma, it’s late, let’s go home.”

“I’m sorry. I fell asleep on the way home, so we didn’t have much time to talk.”

“I’m totally fine. If anything…”

“Hmm?”

“Nothing.”

I can’t say that I was happier to hear that, because it was a treat for me.

“I couldn’t tell you what I wanted to tell you either, so next time we exchange contact information so that we can talk about what we think of each other as soon as we read the book.”

“Hn, okay.”

I said yes to Shoma’s offer.

“Then. See you later.”

“Yeah. See you later.”

My exciting day came to an end.

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Droopy
Droopy
7 months ago

So they aren’t love glasses? Clearly she still liked him even when the number was 1?