My Fiancée is a Cool-Headed, Peerless Angel - Chapter 26
Chapter 26: My Fiancée is still Half Asleep
The night after her birthday, an early morning arrived.
Shiori was the one to wake me up for the past few days, but apparently I was able to wake up without her assistance today.
I stretch widely. I felt a breath of fresh air rush through my body.
I muttered in remembrance of yesterday’s events.
“――I’m glad she’s happy…”
These were the first words that came out of my mouth this morning.
After that moment, I waited for Shiori to stop crying and then we ate the cake together.
It had been a long time since I had eaten a cake, so I wondered “Were cakes usually this sweet?” I ate whilst thinking.
While we were eating the cake together, Shiori’s expression returned back to her usual expressionless one.
――No… it did go back to an expressionless one―― but the expression on her face somehow… somehow I could feel that she was feeling happy――she looked happy ――-I felt such a thing whilst looking at her.
And… while she didn’t open her birthday present right in front of me, I was happy to see her place it on her lap like it was an important thing to her.
She said it had been a long time since she had celebrated her birthday, so she was very happy that I was celebrating it for her.
‘Has she opened it yet?’ ‘Did she use it already?’ I left the bedroom with a few curious thoughts in my mind.
What I saw when I left the bedroom was Shiori laying on the futon in front of the sofa, quietly asleep.
She’s an angel, so even the cheap jersey we went to buy together the other day looks like it has an angel’s wings when she’s the one who wears it.
I felt my mouth slacken at the sight.
That was not to say that her b*****s were visible through the gap in her jersey―― they were not. I’m not sure if Shiori even has cleavage. If she pulled it together, she might be able to ――no, not right now.
I almost laughed at the fact that there was an eye test chart taped to the wall in front of me――.
Shiori was using the bath towel I had given her as a hug pillow in her sleep. She seemed to cherish it a lot.
It makes me feel a bit embarrassed at that fact.
“――It can’t be helped…”
I’ll give her an additional bonus for her birthday. I’ll personally wake up this angel with my gentle good looks.
I crouched down in front of the futon and called out her name, but she didn’t respond.
She was sleeping beautifully, it looked like she was a sleeping princess currently.
“Shiori~. Hey~. Shiorin~”
Next, I called her by the nickname I had just given her, but she still didn’t respond.
“Shiorin~rin. It’s morning. Wake up, Shiori-tan.”
She didn’t respond to my voice alone, so I shook her body a little to wake her up.
Even though she’s wearing a jersey, a girl’s body is very soft…
I didn’t care about my lingering thoughts any further.
There was a reaction to the shaking of her body, and Shiori let out a slightly s**y voice, “N~…” .
“Shiori. It’s morning.”
Since she let her voice leak out, I was feeling a bit embarrassed to call her by her nickname any longer, so I returned back to her original name. She slowly opened her eyes.
And when her eyes met mine, she slowly got up.
“Good morning. Shiori. “
She hugged my present and returned the morning greeting with her sleepy eyes, perhaps she was feeling a little sleepy.
It’s a pretty precious sight.
“Haha. Are you still half asleep? I got up unusually early, so I decided to wake you up.”
“――What… time is it…?”
The moment I looked at the wall clock in the living room ――I couldn’t close my mouth.
I rubbed my eyes and looked at the clock again.
“It’s ten o’clock――. No way! Hey!”
It was a time that was outside the concept of sleeping in or being late.
It’s not the usual development like the watch ran out of battery. It’s because the day before yesterday, I had changed the battery of the watch myself.
Hey, hey… What do you mean, “It’s a good morning” you idiot. Anyone can wake up late after a long night’s sleep! I’m the boss! [ED: He’s blaming Shiori for waking up late here and that it’s not his fault]
Shiori’s reaction was weak, despite my inner impatience.
“It’s eleven o’clock now.”
The next moment, she gently grabbed my hand and pulled me closer.
I laid down on the futon with Shiori without disobeying her action.
Shiori’s face was so close to mine that my heart shifted gears and began to accelerate.
“Today… already… let’s just… sleep together…?”
She said sweetly with a half-asleep look on her face.
“There’s no point in… going to… school… now…”
“That’s true, but…”
“Is it no good…?”
Her sweet voice, soothing to my ears, tried to lure me into a dream world in a time when I was supposed to be awake.
When I thought of leaving towards the world of dreams with Shiori, as I selfishly desire――.
A decibel level that I suspect violated the Noise Regulation Law rang out. [ED: Tried doing a bit of research on this but couldn’t find out what exactly it is, but basically it’s just that you can’t be louder than a specific decibel during the day or night time. The law could vary from country to country.]
She’s probably hungry because she ate nothing but cake last night. I know what you mean. I’m feeling really hungry too.
Hearing the sound of her stomach, she properly woke up too, of course…
“Ko-Kojiro… your… sound… a-amazing…”
“No, no, no, no! There’s only two of us here, there’s no way I could fake it.”
When I denied it vehemently, she stared at me with a blank expression.
“――The sound came from Kojiro.”
I felt a tremendous amount of pressure coming from her stare.
“That’s right. It’s the sound of my stomach. Yeah.”
When I broke under the pressure, Shiori got up and looked at me with fierce eyes.
“――I mean… Why are you on my futon right now? Pervert.”
“Amazing. This is the most unreasonable thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life.”