The Bet is on
“When I was just starting high school, I was often depressed, wasn’t I?”
I nodded in agreement with Amane-nee-san’s question.
It was natural for her to be down in the dumps at the time, as her parents had died in a fire.
My mother was also involved in the fire.
“Haruto-kun, you must have been going through a tough time too, but you always comforted me.”
“Though I don’t remember doing anything of that magnitude.”
Feeling a little embarrassed, I lowered my voice to a whisper, and Amane-nee-san smiled and shook her head.
“It was important to me. Haruto-kun always helped me. So now it’s my turn to help you.”
“I really appreciate you helping me with Kaho.”
Thanks to Amane-nee-san, the misunderstanding that Kaho and I are brother and sister was resolved.
Amane-nee-san nodded lightly.
“Next, it will be Mikoto-san’s turn. She can’t stay in this mansion forever.”
The problem now was that Soichiro Tomi’s life was in danger, and because of that, even Rei-san might be harmed.
Until that is resolved, we cannot leave this highly secured mansion.
Seeing me nodding my head, Amane-nee-san smiled and looked down at her book again. I need to rest, too.
I slowly closed my eyes.
It seemed like a long time had passed.
When I woke up, it was already dark outside the window and Amane-nee-san was dozing off next to me.
She was supposed to be watching me, but before I knew it, she had fallen asleep herself.
Smiling, I covered her with a blanket and quietly left the room.
I was thirsty.
There is a dining room in the house where we live.
When I entered the dining room, I found Rei-san and Kaho at the dining table.
Both of them were staring at something on the table with serious faces.
When they noticed me, they looked up in a hurry.
“Haruto… are you feeling better already?”
Kaho looked concerned and I smiled, “I’m fine.”
“I’m really sorry …”
Rei-san and Kaho attached themselves to me n*ked in the bathroom, and that was the cause of my collapse.
“You don’t have to apologize so much.”
Rei-san’s eyes were downcast.
On the other hand, as soon as she saw that I was feeling better, Kaho turned to her usual teasing expression.
“Haruto must have been happy to have had n*ked time with two pretty girls, right?”
“You were happy, weren’t you?”
I say softly on purpose.
I cannot say that it was a very good experience.
But Kaho mumbled, “Hmm.” with a stern look in her eyes.
“I was embarrassed to be n*ked in front of Haruto. And to be told that there was absolutely nothing after all that i had done for you might come as a bit of a shock.”
“No,… well, that’s not what I meant, Kaho’s b*****s were soft and felt good, or how should I say it…”
“As expected, it felt good!”
Kaho smiled, though her face was red.
I feel like I’ve been tricked.
“I’ll do it again!”
I whispered, and Kaho giggled.
Suddenly, Rei-san tugged at my sleeve.
“Don’t you have anything to say to me?”
She stared at me with her blue eyes, and I was flustered.
Given the current situation, there is only one thing I have to say.
“Well… I’m glad I got to take a bath with Rei-san.”
Rei’-sans face lit up in a flash.
“I’ll do it again too!”
In other words, both Rei and Kaho had every intention of sneaking into the large bathroom when I was taking a bath.
This meant that I would have to raise my guard to the max every time I entered the main bathroom of the house.
Confused, I looked down at the dining table.
For some reason, there was a chess board on the table.
It seemed that Rei-san and Kaho were playing a game of chess.
“Surprisingly, you two get along well with each other.”
When I said this, Re-san and Kaho blushed a little and turned their heads away from each other.
“It’s not that I’m playing with Sasaki-san.”
“Then why play chess?”
“We’re making a bet.”
Maybe they are betting money?
I have a feeling that’s a bad idea.
But Kaho shook her head.
“Whoever wins between me and Mikoto-san gets the right to go on a one-day date with Haruto.”
I thought she was joking, but both Rei-san and Kaho had serious expressions on their faces.
“Which one of us do you root for, Haruto?”
“Yeah. Which one do you want to go on a date with, Haruto?”
“If you ask that, doesn’t it defeat the purpose of playing chess for the right to a date?”
At my question, they looked at each other and nodded their heads and said, “Indeed.”
Rei-san and Kaho have completely different personalities, but they seem to get along surprisingly well, I thought, and smiled.
“Why are you smiling?”
To Rei-san’s question, I answered, “No reason.”, and brought a chair and sat down.
Of course, it was to watch the two of them play chess.