"I Wanna Fondle Them Too" (Oppai Momitai) - Chapter 35
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Rather than say that he was being bullied by Kohaku, Natsuhiko was more intrigued to know what Souji was doing at home with his girlfriend.
“So your girlfriend calls you ‘Socchan’, right, Souji?”
|| “Can I hang up the phone?”
“I’m sorry! Please don’t!”
Natsuhiko stood up, bent his upper body down 90 degrees, and made a perfect apology.
The first thing he did was to try and soften the atmosphere, which resulted in a huge blunder.
Although he sighed loudly, Souji was not so short-tempered as to hang up the phone with just that.
|| “So, what do you want?”
“Umm, you see… I promised M-Miko-chan to go on a d-date with her this weekend, that’s why I want you to help me with some things…”
His mannerisms were so innocent, even the listeners felt a little embarrassed.
|| “Heh, is that it?”
“No, that’s not it!”
Natsuhiko protested furiously.
“Even Souji was nervous on his first date, right? I couldn’t sleep at night because I was thinking about the date! My Google search history is filled with “first date”, “high school dating”, “iconic dating spots”, and “boyfriend bad behavior”! I’ve even consulted in Chiebukuro.”
[EN: Chiebukuro: Yahoo Answers ]
|| “You, seriously, what are you doing?”
In response to Natsuhiko’s misery, Souji tried to remember his first date, which was a long time ago.
And then, after trying to remember,
|| “Sorry, I forgot.”
“H-how… that’s why handsome men are…!”
|| “Whether you have a good or bad face has nothing to do with it.”
“It does!” Natsuhiko wanted to scream, but he understood that there was no point in begging for what he lacked. It was just that he didn’t want to go on the date as an average guy.
That’s why, as the only son of the Nobi family, who was asking for help from A Blue Raccoon,
[TN: Doraemon reference]
“Don’t abandon me because I’m a bother!” Natsuhiko pleaded.
|| “It’s not that I’m shunning you because you’re a bother.”
“I knew it… I am a bother.”
|| “Yeah, about 80%.”
“How could you… about 80%…”
“Yeah” As Souji replied ‘dryly and naturally,’ Natsuhiko lost his will to raise his voice. It was a bit demeaning.
“By the way, Souji-San. If you don’t mind, could you tell me about the remaining 20%?”
|| “You don’t have to worry about anything.”
|| “She accepts all of you, so there’s no need to be nervous just because it’s your first date.”
For Natsuhiko, this answer was completely unexpected.
But Souji answered that because he had no other choice.
“But, but! Since it’s my first date, shouldn’t I be well prepared…? Something like a surprise.”
|| “Let me be clear. What you’re looking for is different for every single girl.”
“… Don’t beat around the bush!”
Souji laughed lightly, but he wasn’t joking.
|| “That’s the way it is. In the first place, I don’t know where Kanade wants me to take her, and I don’t know what I should give her for her birthday or Christmas.”
“Is that so…?”
|| “We’ve known each other for a long time, but there’s a lot we have yet to know.”
Once he learned that even the most handsome men struggled to understand a maiden’s heart, he was able to relax his unstable mind.
“And so,” Souji concluded,
|| “You don’t have to think so hard. I’m sure she’d be happy if you took her to a ramen shop in pajamas.”
“You’re not making fun of me, right…?”
|| “I’m not. I think she’s a very good girlfriend.”
Natsuhiko blushed as his friend reassured him over the phone saying, “Don’t be shy.”
As he was able to find his solution, his mind and expression, which had been clouded with anxiety, cleared up.
Natsuhiko thought, “I’m really glad I consulted with him.”
“Thank you, Souji. Thanks to you, I think I can make our first date a happy one.”
|| “… You can really say embarrassing things without hesitation.”
“Even though you’re cool, Souji, you worry about your girlfriend’s birthday and Christmas presents.”
|| “You’re lucky we’re on the phone and not in person.”
“Are you trying to hit me? I’m kidding— Oh, what? He cut off…”
Natsuhiko thought that Souji’s personality was such that he was probably 80% done with his business and 20% fed up with him. But the opposite ratio might also be very possible.
“Thank you very much!” After sending a message stamp to Souji, Natsuhiko was filled with enthusiasm.
He wanted to share his passion with someone, so he said to his bad friend, who was listening to his phone call.
“I’ve to do my best, Kohaku… Hmm? Kohaku?”
“Seriously, this person…”
She was not interested in romance, thus he found her already asleep on the bed.
Natsuhiko gently put a blanket over her and stood up, ready to go home.
But before that, he stuck a piece of paper on Kohaku’s forehead with the word “Idiot” written on it.