My Fiancée is a Cool-Headed, Peerless Angel - Chapter 69
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Chapter 69: How To Spend Golden Week With Your Fiancee
A sound that echoes emphatically on the road in the early morning.
Click… click… click.
A thumb dutifully presses the counter.
Click… Click… click.
Every time a car passes in front of me, I work my thumbs out a bit. That’s my goal for today.
That was… yes… This was after I ate the dark matter from Shiori.
A message arrived at my temporary e-mail address. There was a job offer from the company where I am registered as a temp.
To be precise, I had received an e-mail from them before, but since it was a temporary address, I didn’t look at it at all, and when I casually opened it, I found a job offer for a “traffic survey1 to capture data that accurately reflects the real-world traffic situation in the area. It may be counting the number of vehicles using a road or collecting journey time information for example, but there are many other types of data that traffic surveys collect.”.
When I saw the e-mail, I thought, “Ah…, that person who does the click-click thing…” I have an image of that being done while I was enduring the cold, and so I thought that it was quite warm this time of the year, so I might as well do it now. And thus, I applied for the job.
And today, just about an hour ago, I was conducting a traffic survey on a national road with little traffic.
Incidentally, the pompous old man who handed me the counter said it was not a regular counter but a tally counter. I didn’t even ask him about it, but he told me that like he was a big shot.
It doesn’t matter what it is, fool. I thought, I wanted to mount it, so let me do whatever I want. But sadly, it’s part of my job to let the old man mount it instead.
But… it’s only been an hour and I’m already having a hard time mentally. Click, click.
There’s no one around to talk to, just a job of pushing the counter with my thumbs. Click, click.
It’s certainly easy, and it’s great to think that I can earn 10,000 yen a day just with this. Click, click.
However, when you do nothing but push the counter silently every few seconds, you start to feel very empty. Click, click.
Quickly find a, click, part-time click, job, click.
Work with my part-time friends, click, eat with, click, them, and go out with them, click, on my days off… I’m really longing for something like that. Click, I wonder if most college students feel like this… Click.
“Yeah! This clicking is so annoying! Damn it!”
Ahー… this is so annoying… I wonder if I should stop clicking and just fly out of here.
“Ha!? No, no way!”
I’ve got way too many negative thoughts in my head.
Remember why you’re working at a time like this!
It’s to ask Shiori out on a date!
It will soon be Golden Week. It’s a long vacation. You wanted to go out somewhere with Shiori, so you should resume your short-term part-time job to make up for it.
Amusement parks, aquariums, movie theaters, and shopping.
Even if we can’t go to all of them, we should at least make it to one of them. That’s why I’m trying to make some money on the side.
But I thought about it calmly and wondered about what I should do if I was rejected by her… I didn’t even think about that scenario.
At that time… I’d just go to a Yakiniku with Touma… and have some sushi.
I was finally liberated from the empty void. And I’m also back home.
When I returned the tally counter to the big old man he suddenly started shouting, “You didn’t mess up the tally counter, did you?”, and because he suddenly started screaming, I was going to at retaliate by saying, “The tally counter is fineee,” whilst mocking his words, but the look the old man gave me felt a bit scary, so I didn’t do anything.
Well, I would never get involved with him ever again. So I quickly returned home.
In the living room, I found Shiori, unusually, reading without headphones.
I wondered why she wasn’t wearing her headphones. It was her signature headphones, yet why――?
No way, were they broken!? The headphones that she must have cherished so much!?
Is this a flag that says that I have to be the one buying for her!? Is it!?
――I thought I was overreacting a bit, as I saw it was just charging normally at the side. I laughed a little, not for any particular reason.
I sat down across from her――in my usual seat , and then Shiori closed her book, looked at me, and tilted her head.
“Where were you this morning?”
“Hmm… I was…”
Apparently, she wasn’t that interested, and so that’s where the conversation stops.
I thought it was a good chance to bring up the subject of Golden Week, and when I tried to open my mouth, she called out, “Kojiro?”
I decided to talk about her request first and then ask her out, and when I tilted my head, she started moping, “a… um… that…”
For a moment I thought she was an esper, but I calmly waved my hand and said, “No, no, no, no.”
“I wasn’t the one who called out your name, okay?”
“Your aura was calling out to me.”
“Kojiro’s aura was calling to me.”
“Are you crazy…”
Well, I’m sure you have some business with me, so I’ll provide the topic from here.
“It’s almost Golden Week, isn’t it?”
“I guess so.”
“It’s Golden Week… So…”
I was still feeling nervous when it was the time to ask her out. I was at a loss for words, so I took a deep breath and looked at Shiori. I became even more nervous when I saw her pretty face.
“D-Do you want to go out somewhere?”
I could hear myself shaking and my voice was so nervous that even I could tell I was shaking, but I managed to say it.
She looked at me with a twinkle in her eye. It was something she had not expected.
I-I need some kind of answer soon. If I don’t, my heart will…
I got the answer that I’d been hoping for, and I was a little relieved to hear it.
“Anywhere. Wherever you want to go.”
I was actually going to say a specific place, but I gave it all to Shiori and held my head in my heart.
This is hopeless. You’re asking a girl out on a date, but you’re not going to give the girl all the attention. This is the pattern of sensei’s boyfriend.
“Isn’t there anywhere you want to go, Kojiiro?”
Chance! This girl is an angel!
I was feeling down, but a ray of light shone through the sky.
I’ll show her what a man I am by giving him a quick answer!
The answer, of course! Yu―Yu―Yu, US――.
“It can’t be helped.”
Drowning out most of my words, she let out a sigh and said, “Oh dear”.
“I’ll decide for you, Kojiro-kun, who can’t decide for himself.”
I was just about to answer her.
Don’t be a p***y about it. Because this is real.
More importantly, the answer seems to be taken as an OK, and I do a gut-punch in my mind.
I’m happy on the inside, and right then, Shiori stands up.
“Ah, Shiori? What was it you were about to say earlier?”
“It’s fine now.”
“What? Is it okay already?”
“Yes. It’s already done after all.”
“Hmm? Is that so?”
Shiori went straight to the changing room.
What did she want to say to me earlier?
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