My Fiancée is a Cool-Headed, Peerless Angel - Chapter 27
Chapter 27: My Fiancée Found out by Accident.
It may have only been some words that she said in her sleep, but like Shiori said, I don’t think there’s much point in going to school now.
So, I decided to take advantage of the convenience of a voluntary class cancellation today.
And so we went to have lunch together in front of the station.
Shiori was still feeling a bit sleepy, so for some reason she changed into her school uniform.
Since I had already changed my clothes, it was too much of a hassle to change into something that would be suitable for the occasion, so I decided to just go along with her and wear my uniform too.
The good thing about uniforms is that you don’t have to worry about coordination at all. With casual clothes, you’d have to worry about a lot of things, but with a uniform, you don’t have to. This is one of the advantages of being a high school student.
“What should we do?”
The downtown area in front of the station, which is usually crowded with people on weekends and holidays, was sparsely populated during the daytime on weekdays.
By the time we arrived at the downtown area, it was already time to have lunch.
I was so hungry that if I wasn’t careful, my stomach would begin to growl.
“Is there something you want to eat specifically, Kojiro?”
The last time I went out to eat with a girl was the time when I had a hamburger with Shiori. It was more of a snack than a meal.
I don’t know which kind of restaurant I should choose when I have a meal with a girl…
Speaking of which, “I want to eat pancakes or beef.”, The Angel of Affection and Elegance had said…
――Grasp. [ED: Grasp here is used to say he understood now, which is weird since I’ve seen grasp used as an expression before. First time for everything I guess.]
In other words, JKs1JK-joshi kōsei (女子高生)-means “female high school student”. nowadays eat pancakes or yakiniku2Yakiniku- It is one of the most popular national dishes of Japan. In many parts of the world, yakiniku is also commonly referred to as “Japanese barbecue”. Check wiki-wiki for more info. right, Angel-sama? However, what kind of student would have yakiniku for lunch… a rich high school student maybe? What about having pancakes for lunch? I wondered for a while, but I decided to trust The Angel of Affection and Elegance, so I scurried around looking for a pancake store.
As I was thinking about it, I was startled by Shiori’s unusually upbeat voice.
She stopped and pointed in the direction of――.
In the direction of where she pointed was a salt ramen shop.
“You want to have some ramen?”
I asked and she nodded.
“I’ve never had ramen from a ramen shop before.”
I roll my eyes in shock.
“Seriously. Going to a ramen shop alone would ruin my character, so I’ve kept it to myself.”
“What do you mean it would ‘ruin your character’?”
“Time’s up. Now it’s the time to release the seal.”
“You just didn’t have the courage to go in alone, did you?”
When I pointed this out, the angel naturally let out a “Ugh!”
“W-Well, I’d go in without a second thought.”
Figure it out already…
As Shiori ducked under the curtain acting as if she were a regular customer at this joint, I wondered if this was really her first visit at a ramen shop, “Welcome!” A cheerful voice rang out.
“Is it just the two of you?”
The waitress who came to serve us was a typical ramen shop clerk with a towel wrapped around her head.
I made a peace sign with my fingers and said, “Just the two of us.”
“We have two new customers!!”
The waitress shouts in unison, and we were shown to a table.
The waitress said amiably as she placed two cold drinks on the table.
“Have you decided what to order?”
I’ve been to this restaurant several times before, so I ordered “natural salt”.
The salt ramen here contains yuzu (japanese citron), which gives the ramen a refreshing taste and aroma that fills the mouth wonderfully.
“Ah, I’ll have that too.”
Shiori, who had taken advantage of my order, told the waitress,
“I understand.”, The waitress said and left her seat.
She shouted cheerfully, “Tenshionicho3 「てんしおニ丁！」something like two salt ramen, maybe, idk.!”.
And the other clerk replied, “Aiyo!”.
Good ramen shops have energetic waiters, right…?
However… never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would come to a ramen shop with a girl. And with such an angelic beauty of all people.
I can’t imagine what that look like. I can’t imagine Shiori sipping her ramen――.
It’s not the usual icy breathy voice she would make――but a slightly upset voice instead… it sounded like she was in a hurry… I felt such a voice coming from her.
“No, it’s nothing.”
“I’m sure it’s not nothing. Your face was smiling creepily.”
“I wasn’t smiling.”
“Yes… You couldn’t help it. Kojiro is a pervert with a smirk on his face.”
That is a terrible thing to say about me, you know…
“Thank you! Please come again!”
When I finished paying the bill and was about to leave the store,we were sent-off in a cheerful voice, “Maido ookini4At izakayas and other shops, “Maido ookini” is often used like “Itsumo arigatou gozaimasu”, a general thank you and greeting to customers.!” “Thank you very much! ” “Ookini! We’ll be waiting for you again!” And left the store.
“How was it? Your first ramen.”
When I asked her as we left the restaurant, Shiori replied without any specific expression, “Not bad.”
“Although, you somehow ate all of it, even the soup remaining in the bowl…”
“Fu-u~. There’s a limit. If I give a perfect score here, it will affect my future ranking.”
“What are you talking about when you’ve never had ramen before…”
Yare~yare, I muttered to myself as I went to check the time on my phone and noticed that a message had been sent to me.
The sender was Touma.
『A love getaway with the cool-headed, peerless angel? I envy you.』
I read the sentence and put in a tsukkomi saying, “Who’s on a getaway?”.
“Hmm? Ah, no, that was――”
It seemed silly to bother explaining it, but when I tried to explain it to Shiori, who sounded as if she was wondering about something, her gaze was not on me, but in the opposite direction of where I was.
“Is that… a lover’s getaway?”
In the direction Shiori was pointing, there was――.
The two of them walked into the complex looking very friendly with each other.
“Slipping out on lunch break and skipping around here in plain sight?”
“Kojiro… That boomerang…”
I suddenly realized that Shiori was unusually poking fun at me, so I smiled bitterly and laughed, “A-Ahaha.”
“――Eh? I mean, are they dating?”
“I think so too. Eh―… Seriously… To think that would happen…”
“This needs to be investigated.”
“――I guess so.”
We both shook our heads at once and hurried into the complex they headed into.
[ED: This is our first time trying out footnotes in the series! Do let us know how they turned out and if you would prefer footnotes for these various tidbits that wouldn’t necessarily be needed as a normal note.]