“Hey, Senpai is coming here again.”
Kaneko called out to me and pointed down the hallway.
There was Senpai figure in the hallway.
“Eh, what is it this time?”
“I knew she was a menhera. She likes you too much that she comes to the classroom.”
“You always say that. I’m going to go now.”
Putting aside Kaneko’s jokes. When I went to Senpai to ask if he needed something, she turned a little pale and looked at me weakly.
“What’s wrong? Is there something you need?”
“I’m not feeling well. Can I go to the infirmary?”
“The infirmary? Y-yes, that’s fine. Isn’t there any teacher with you?”
“Yeah. Besides, I don’t know anyone in my class.”
“I see. A-anyway, if you’re feeling unwell, hurry to the infirmary.”
Senpai’s expression was unusually weak, and although she usually stood with a dignified posture, today she was unsteady.
It seems that she is really not feeling well.
I have to take her to the infirmary as soon as possible.
“Hey Kaneko, I’m going to go to the nurse’s office for a bit, so please tell the teacher.”
When I went back to the classroom and told Kaneko, he gave me a thumbs-up and teased me, saying, [Oops, you’re really flirting in the nurse’s office, aren’t you?]
“Don’t tease me. Senpai really looks unwell.”
“Yeah yeah. But I guess she really likes you because she came all the way here to the nurse’s office.”
“She just doesn’t have anyone to rely on. I’m going anyway.”
It’s not time to chat with Kaneko, but immediately end the conversation and return to Senpai, then head to the nurse’s office together.
While walking down the corridor, Senpai sometimes mumbled, [It hurts.]
“Is your chest area in pain?”
“Yeah. It’s like a tightness in my chest.”
“That’s worrying. Do you have any chronic disease?”
“No, I don’t think so. But I might be sick.”
“Then you should go to the hospital, not to the infirmary. Should I tell the teacher?”
“No, I’m fine. I think I will feel better after a little sleep.”
Senpai was speaking in a quieter voice than usual while holding her chest.
I take Senpai to the infirmary while keeping an eye on the situation.
“Sensei, Hyori senpai seems to be not feeling well. Could you please take a look at her?”
Taniguchi sensei, the school nurse stationed in the infirmary, is a beautiful woman in her 20s.
She seems strong-willed but beautiful, and is popular among the male students, but I have never approached her because I was afraid of her, and this is the first conversation I have had with her.
“Yeah? Hyori again, huh. What’s wrong with you today?”
“My chest, it’s painful. Sensei, can I lie down for a while?”
“I see. Then you should lie down on the bed.”
The teacher, who responded quickly, immediately put Senpai on the bed behind the curtains.
After covering Senpai with a blanket, she closed the curtains and looked at me with sharp eyes.
“W-what is it?”
“Are you her boyfriend?”
“Eh? Erm, I’m…….”
“Well, whatever. Anyway, you should go back to class. Thanks for the accompaniment.”
Sensei gave me a stern look.
“I’m, erm…..her junior.”
“I understand that. But you it’s not like you can do anything here. I’ll take care of this and you can get back here as soon as you can.”
Sensei told me that and I couldn’t say anything.
I’m not her boyfriend or even her friend.
I was just a casual acquaintance.
So Sensei was right.
I have no right to worry about her.
Let’s go back to the classroom quickly.
That’s when I thought so.
I heard Senpai’s voice from behind the curtains.
Last night, she had fallen asleep in my arms, saying she was lonely.
I’m sure she felt lonely when she was left alone in the infirmary.
There’s Sensei, but Senpai said that she is not good with other people.
She is relying on me to help her.
…..Sorry, Senpai, I don’t know if I’m qualified to say this, but I don’t want to leave you either.
“Sensei, Senpai is an important person to me. Can I stay here because I’m worried about her?”
“……I see. In that case, I will make things right with your homeroom teacher. You know, studying is important, but nothing is more important than caring for others.”
“I am sorry for saying such mean things. But lately, there are a lot of people who skip school because they want to take care of their friends or for some other reason. You’re not one of them, are you?”
“Then I’ll boil some water in the hot water in the room next door. You’ll have to keep an eye on Hyori.”
I went to Senpai as soon as Sensei disappeared into the back of the room.
“Senpai, are you okay?”
“Yeah. But I’m worried about being alone, I don’t think I can sleep.”
“I’ll stay here until you go Sleep. So please rest and get well soon.”
“Okay. Then, hold my hand.”
I gently hold her hand.
Her hand is colder than usual. She must really feel unwell.
When Senpai grabbed my hand, she murmured, [It’s warm] and then slowly closed her eyes.
After a while, she became quiet.
Senpai fell asleep soundly, breathing heavily.
“Senpai….you must have been very tired.”
After all, it’s probably because she’s been doing housework for me lately.
She had been working since early in the morning, so I’m sure she was tired.
I feel like I’m a burden to Senpai.
If I wasn’t there, she would go home, relax, and sleep in the morning.
Maybe she’ll never be this tired.
“…Senpai, please take it easy today.”
I gently talked to Senpai who was asleep.
Her sleeping face was so beautiful, and even though it was rude, I wanted to keep looking at Senpai’s sleeping face forever.
At the same time, I asked myself if I could stay like this.
I had always been spoiled by Senpai, even if it was just by chance.
I had to do things like cooking and laundry by myself from today.
I knew Senpai might get angry, but I thought I would at least cook dinner by myself today.
“Did Hyori fall asleep?”
“Ah, Sensei. Yes, she was very tired.”
“I see. Well, Hyori has been using the infirmary a lot for a while. She seems to have a weak constitution to begin with.”
“Then, is she particularly ill?”
“Ill, huh. You don’t need to worry about that, but she may be sick in a sense.”
“What do you mean?”
“No, it’s nothing. Well, why don’t you just listen to Hyori’s selfishness today? Maybe she was just stressed out.”
“Stress, you say?”
Well, there’s no way you can’t be stressed out doing a lot of unremarkable housework at someone else’s house.
But what is Senpai’s selfishness?
She doesn’t talk much about herself.
“Do you want to stay here until she wakes up?”
“If it’s okay with you, I will. I’m worried about her.”
“I see. Then I’ll go out for a while. There is hot water in the kettle in the back.”
“Yes, thank you.”
Sensei left the infirmary.
I looked at Senpai’s sleeping face again and thought with a sigh.
I’ll apologize to her when she wakes up.
If I’m a burden to her, I need to make an effort not to be a burden.
I hope she will wake up soon.
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