Rainy season was here.
It rained a lot and it was dreary.
To tell the truth, it was my least favorite time of the year.
“It’s raining, huh”
“It’s pouring down…”
It was overcast and bearable until midday, but in the evening, it began to rain like an overturned bucket.
Rain hits the ground hard. Zaza, Basha Basha.
I would never make it home without an umbrella.
(T/N: Sfx of heavy rainfall)
There was no way that I, who always checked the weather forecast every morning, would forget to bring an umbrella.
It was the same with Chinatsu-chan, who had a lovely red umbrella in her hand.
I opened my umbrella to go home.
Chinatsu-chan also tried to open her own umbrella, but for some reason she closed it.
“Hey, what’s the matter Did you forget something”
Did she remember something to return to the classroom I was thinking about it, and Chinatsu-chan shook her head.
I forgot my umbrella…”
The response, which I had not thought of, made me freeze for a moment.
“Areh, then what do you have now”
“I-I may have brought someone else’s by mistake.
“But I’ve seen Chinatsu-chan use that umbrella before.”
“i-isn’t it a coincidence There are other umbrellas of the same color.”
“Even though your name is written there”
She had written her name “Chinatsu” in beautiful handwriting on the handle of the umbrella.
It was cute that she wrote her name on it so that she wouldn’t lose it.
Chinatsu-chan was bright red up to her ears.
The way she was embarrassed when her lie was discovered was also adorable.
And then she gave up and confessed.
“I’m sorry …….
I wanted to ask you something, Masa-kun…I lied….”
“What do you want to ask me to do”
I was ready to do whatever Chinatsu-chan asked me.
Even if the request was to “take Chinatsu to Koshien,” I would show that I would accomplish Chinatsu-chan’s request with more rapid growth than the protagonist in a baseball manga.
(T/N: Koshien= Japanese High School Baseball Championship)
Chinatsu-chan mumbled and looked like she was having difficulty saying it, but she told me in a voice so loud that it almost overpowered the sound of the rain.
“I-I want to try Aiagasa… something like that…”
The one in which two people, a man and a woman, cuddled together under a single umbrella.
This was a forbidden method allowed only for couples.
If a virgin sees it, it will inevitably cause serious damage.
“My, it’s been a dream of mine since I was a little girl.
… I’m sorry, that was a weird thing to say.
“It’s not weird at all.
I want to do the same thing with you, Chinatsu-chan.”
The adorable dream of the girl I love.
How can I call myself your boyfriend if I don’t make it come true!
I tilted the opened umbrella slightly.
In this way, I led Chinatsu-chan to me.
“Okay, I’m coming.
“Yes, …, take your time.
“Masa-kun’s umbrella ….
is very big….”
“Yeah!, I actually bought the biggest one I could find so that I could always fit Chinatsu-chan in it.
“I-is that so… For me, this big….
“I got a little wet… I’m fine, I can keep going…”
“U-un, If I’m going too fast, don’t be afraid to tell me, okay I’ll slow down.”
Walking along the rainy street while sharing an umbrella with Chinatsu-chan.
It should be cold because of the rain, but when we were so close to each other that we could feel each other’s body heat, our bodies started to heat up.
All I could hear was Chinatsu-chan’s voice and the sound of the rain.
It was as if we were in a world of our own.
Thinking of this made me feel like I could feel her warmth even more, and I wanted to surrender myself to the feeling of security of being by her side.
I must have let my guard down like that.
I didn’t notice it until it was too late.
The sound of a car.
When I turned my head to react, I saw a truck approaching.
Although on closer inspection the distance was not enough to worry about a traffic accident, I was splashed with full force.
“Masa-kun, are you okay!”
Are you wet, Chinatsu-chan”
“I didn’t get wet at all.
Masa-kun protected me with his body.
I was glad Chinatsu-chan didn’t get wet.
I was soaked all over from the rough driving of the truck.
If I don’t get home soon and take a bath, I was going to catch a cold.
“For my sake… Masa-kun, you’re too kind…”
“I’m only kind to you, Chinatsu-chan”
Chinatsu-chan turned away from me.
But she soon turned her worried eyes on me.
“… you got soaked because of me.”
“It’s just that my body moved on its own.”
“If you catch a cold, you’ll be in trouble.”
After saying that much, Chinatsu-chan raised her bright voice as if she had just thought of a good idea.
“Masa-kun, will you come to my house I’ll warm you up so you don’t get cold.”
My voice turned inside out at the sudden invitation to come to your house.