Mea-san, please show me your face - Chapter 3 Part 2 - What's Your Secret Mea-san? (End)
Chapter 3 Part 2 – What’s your secret, Mea-san?
I slowly crawl under the sheets, feeling a bit nervous.
Everytime I make a move, Mea-san jolted *twitch twitch* with a buzz, which makes me even more nervous…
Then, once I had my whole body under the covers, I took the same position as her, curling up with my back to the other party.
It’s out of the question for me to sleep with my face facing toward hers, and I think she’s not comfortable with me lying on my back…
Then our backs made contact with each other.
Both of us gasped for air.
But still, this is the best we can do. And there is also the problem with the bed’s width. Even though it’s a double size bed, we can’t get any further apart than that when we’re both lying on our sides.
That’s the reason I could feel her body heat trickling down my back.
The thought of my own body heat being transmitted to her in the same way makes me feel even more embarrassed.
The both of us were unable to even retreat.
Instead, I can hear our hearts beating vigorously.
… Ah! Mou~ this is no good! There’s no way I can sleep like this!
“Ah-… B-by the way, Mea-san…”
As if to shake off my nervousness and excitement, I used all my strength to utter those word.
“… Ha, Hawa…?”
Mea-san’s reply over my back was so tense that it almost flipped my insides out.
I wondered if it was manly instinct to want to ease her nerves. Or does it mean that if she eases up, I’ll feel a little better? Anyways…
“Earlier, I told you that… I am the son of a spy right?”
I struggled to formulate those words.
“About that, I want you to keep it a secret from everyone but you, Mea-san. You see, it’s not a normal thing…”
“I… I understand that. You also know that I’m a ninja princess and I want you to also keep it a secret…”
“I see… that’s right, we’re really alike… thank you, that’s very reassuring.”
“It’s my pleasure…”
“… Ever since I was little, father has been giving me a lot of ‘tasks’.
Like that, I changed the subject.
I think it’s best for her to understand who I am and what I’m going through.
Besides, I want to know more about her. And if I wanted to know more about her, I would have to reveal myself first.
With our backs to each other, I could only grasp the other person’s behavior by the sound of her voice.
For the moment, Mea-san’s voice was calm. So I felt at ease and continued.
“Yes, it’s more like preparation for the future, you know… Father knows that I’m interested in his career.”
“What things did he make you do…?”
Mea-san asked back. It made me feel more and more at ease.
“Well, it’s nothing serious. It was almost like a game, you know, try to figure out the location from a few clues, or guess who’s hiding something in here. And so on.”
“… Sounds kind of interesting.”
“Yeah, it was interesting. That’s why I’ve always accepted father’s ‘tasks’…”
While saying this, I sneakily look back over my shoulder.
Mea-san’s back was still turned to me. Her long black hair was flowing downwards, giving off a beautiful luster even in this dim light.
I hurriedly returned to my original stance. I felt as if I had seen something I shouldn’t have.
─There was no doubt about it, she was next to me. She’s lying next to me.
Just that fact again made my heart tickle and scream.
“Ah, yeah, sorry… That’s why…”
“… I think the reason why Mea-san was brought here today, and the reason why you and I are going to be newlyweds, is because it’s a ‘task’ from father.”
“To be frank, this is unusual… but because it’s unusual, that’s why I think that it’s probably a ‘task’ from father. So I want to accomplish it properly. Just like before.”
“Yes… in order to do that, I will need your help…”
“I see, that’s right. You can’t live a newlywed life alone…”
“… But I know that Mea-san has her own circumstances.”
Mea-san snuggled her back. It was almost like an acknowledgement.
That’s why I stared to empty space – and asked.
“Once again I’ll ask… why did you accept this, Mea-san?”
There was no immediate answer. However, Mea-san curled her body into a ball and shrugged.
“… That’s a secret.”
Eventually, she whispered just that.
…It’s another one of those secrets. Again.
“I’m sorry. I still…”
“No… I see. Well, that’s fine.”
“I won’t force you to talk. If Mea-san feels like talking, you can just talk to me then.”
That was a lie. The truth is, I was intensely curious about it.
However… not wanting to force her to talk was also my honest feelings.
We’ve just started today, living together as a newlywed couple, but we’re still very new to each other…
We still know very little about each other.
So it is only natural that she doesn’t want to reveal her secret yet.
─It’s definitely an adult way of looking at things.
And I don’t think I can force my way through this matter…
That’s fine. This was me. And this was not yet the time for it.
“We have a mutual secret now… Anyway, I look forward to working with you from now on, Mea-san.”
That was all I whispered, and I pulled the sheets back over my head.
Mea-san, after a pause that seemed troubled by the response, said.
That’s all she whispered back to me.
…Yup. That’s fine for now.
I closed my eyes softly, my heart was still racing.
But since she was next to me, there was no way I could fall asleep so easily.
“… Kuuya-san, have you already fallen asleep?”
“No, I’m still awake…”
“I-I’m also having trouble falling asleep, too…”
“Well, it’s only natural… Both of us have never experienced something like this before…”
Mea-san once again snuggled her back.
More than ever, our backs are in perfect contact with each other.
“No… no, it’s nothing…”
“… I see.”
The sleepiness didn’t hit me yet. Instead, there was a ticklish and unsettling sensation throughout the entire time.
─ From now on, it will be like this every night.
─ Someday will we get used to each other, I wonder?
It would be a little embarrassing if this became the “norm”.
That’s what I suddenly thought.
As I felt her warmth on my back.