After My First Love Who is My Classmate Became My Family, My Childhood Friend Became Really Sweet to Me - Chapter 37
- After My First Love Who is My Classmate Became My Family, My Childhood Friend Became Really Sweet to Me
- Chapter 37 - Former Classmate/Childhood Friend/Me
Former Classmate/Childhood Friend/Me
The days where I see Hinata as my family and Tsukino as a girl slowly passes by.
There were no major changes in my life than before. Hinata still does all of the housework, and I’m still Tsukino’s caretaker. My life hasn’t changed at all.
So even then, I was cooking Tsukino’s dinner at her apartment.
“Yuto, what’s for dinner today?”
“Mackerel simmered in miso. I used to avoid cooking fish because it’s too much trouble, but now I’ve ate Hinata’s cooking, I think I need to increase the number of dishes I can make as well. So I’m trying to cook a simple fish dish first.”
“I see. Good luck then Yuto.”
Since I started cooking, Tsukino had been sitting on a chair that she had brought to the kitchen, she had been staring at me as if she was admiring me.
“Don’t worry about me. I just like to watch you cook.”
“You have unusual hobbies.”
“I don’t think so. I think it’s cool to see Yuto cook.”
“Ah, you’re embarrassed, aren’t you?”
“…of course, I don’t get complimented with such a straight face very often.”
Tsukino smiled at my words happily.
By the time I finished cooking, it was almost six o’clock. It was time to go home.
“Bye then, let me know what you think of the food tomorrow. …oh, yeah.”
I looked back at Tsukino who saw me off.
“I was wondering if you want to go somewhere with me sometime.”
“Eh… me, with Yuto?”
“I went out with Hinata the other day, and I think it won’t be a bad idea to go out with Tsukino as well.”
“…as a childhood friend?”
“No, not as a childhood friend. Like I said before, I want to know more about Tsukino. I’d to go somewhere with Tsukino as classmates rather than as childhood friends…”
Tsukino blushed at my words.
Tsukino has always spoiled me, but on the other hand if I ask her out, she would blush like that.
“Yuto and I are going out… Umm yeah, I’ll think about it. Okay then, bye, bye.”
I said goodbye to Tsukino and left her apartment.
When I was putting on my apron to cook our dinner, Yuto came home.
“Ah, welcome home Yuto. Hehehe…”
“Yeah, I’m home.”
I relaxed my cheeks and started to talk to Yuto.
“I’m sorry, I was just about to start cooking, can you wait for a while?”
“Yeah, sure. Do you want me to do something for you? I can prepare the bath or clean the house.”
“It’s okay, I’m almost done with that. You can take your time Yuto.”
“…wow, you’re so good at doing housework that I can’t do anything to help you, thanks Hinata. But if there’s anything you need help with, be sure to let me know…”
Then, Yuto hesitantly mumbled.
He looked somewhat embarrassed when he said it.
“Because I’m Hinata’s family.”
“…yeah, thanks. I’m not pushing myself, don’t worry about me.”
The word ‘family’ that Yuto said sounded very gentle.
Yeah, this is fine.
I met him as Yuki when I was a little girl and I have always been in love with him ever since. I had decided, I’m going to keep it a secret and live with Yuto as his older sister.
I can proudly say that I enjoy living with Yuto like this.
“Yeah, it’s done.”
A while later, I finished cooking and took of my apron. I went to the living room to call Yuto but I stopped as soon as I saw him.
Yuto was dozing off on the couch with his phone in his hand.
I guess he got tired after cooking for Tsukino. Since we started living together, we both are so careful of each other, so I’ve never seen Yuto dozing off like that before. He was sleeping comfortably, and I’m sure he wouldn’t realize if I do anything to him…
…anything, to him.
My heart jumped a little.
While holding my breath, I carefully moved closer to Yuto. I could see Yuto’s innocent sleeping face right in front of me. I could feel my heart beats faster and faster.
Tsukino didn’t go out with Yuto because she was worried about me, but it’s only for a while.
I’m sure that one day, Yuto will eventually be Tsukino’s boyfriend.
But I don’t even have the right to confess my feelings to Yuto… That’s why, even just for a moment, I want to have a beautiful memory with Yuto.
I am Yuto’s family, it’s normal for an older sister to play a prank on her little brother.
Then I slowly approached my face to Yuto’s lips. My heart was throbbing that I was worried Yuto might hear it.
It was just like a scene from a movie.
I squeezed my hand and kissed Yuto gently for the first time.
I thought my heart had stopped.
My whole body was frozen and I couldn’t even move, but fortunately, Yuto was still asleep.
Perhaps, Yuto said my name in his sleep…?
The moment I realized what is was doing, I felt like I woke up from a dream.
…I was so stupid.
It’s something that should never happen.
It was a close call. If my senses had melted just a little bit more, I would fall in love—when I was trying to move away from Yuto, Yuto slowly opened his eyes.
The first thing I saw in my hazy vision was the face of a girl looking down at me.
The girl quickly moved away from me and all I could see was the ceiling of my house. Then, I slowly regained consciousness.
Ah, I see. I was going through my phone while waiting Hinata to cook our dinner and I fell asleep.
“I-If you sleep like that, you’ll catch a cold you know?”
I looked over and saw Hinata who was looking at me from a distance.
But why? Why was Hinata so fidgety?
“Ahh… I’m sorry. I must have fallen asleep.”
But what was that sight I saw the moment I woke up?
It wasn’t clear and it felt like a dream.
But I remember a glimpse of it.
I remember Hinata was really close to my face that I could’ve breathed on her, and I think saw Hinata blushing like a girl who is in love…
“T-The dinner is ready Yuto. Let’s eat together.”
“Ah… yeah, sure.”
I got up from the couch and sat down at the dining table.
Then I said something that I never said to Hinata since the day we started living together.
“The food looks really delicious, itadakimasu.”
“…yeah, go ahead, eat as much as you can.”
Hinata smiled to me bashfully.