Please sleep with me!
Indeed, as Kotone had said, there was only one bed in the room.
It was a double bed in terms of size, so it wouldn’t be impossible for two people to sleep together, but that wasn’t the issue at the moment.
Kotone kept glancing over at me.
Now, what should I do?
“I’ll sleep on the floor.”
“Sleeping together with me wouldn’t be appropriate.”
“Well, that’s true…but…”
Kotone seemed like she wanted to say something, but in the end, she remained silent.
It was already late into the night when we were kidnapped, and it seemed like the date was about to change.
I wasn’t very sleepy, but it was probably a good time to rest.
Besides, there wasn’t much we could do at the moment.
The door was locked from the outside, and even if we tried to escape through the window, we were on the fourth floor.
At that moment, the door opened from the outside.
Both Kotone and I tensed up, trying to see who had come.
Standing there was one of the men who had kidnapped us.
He had messy brown hair.
“There’s no reason to hold back anymore.”
Saying that, he boldly entered and grabbed Kotone.
Kotone’s face turned pale.
“No, let go of me!”
“With such a beautiful girl, and she’s the young lady of Tomi. There’s no way I’m letting go, right?”
Upon hearing the man’s words, Kotone became even more frightened and struggled, but it was in vain.
“I hate people who grew up happy. In other words, I love it when they cry and break down, even if they are rich and seem to have been born with a silver spoon in their mouth!”
The man pushed Kotone onto the bed.
It seemed like he intended to do something to her.
However, it didn’t turn out that way.
I tripped the man’s legs and threw him off balance.
The man fell to the ground in surprise, and I tried to follow up with another attack.
But the man, though surprised, wasn’t entirely defenseless and quickly got up, glaring at me.
“Don’t think you can mess with me.”
I moved to stand between him and Kotone.
“Do you really think this girl looks like she grew up happy?”
The man’s eyes filled with anger at my question.
“Yeah. She grew up without any worries, right?”
The man was mistaken.
Even the wealthy Tomi family’s daughter, Kotone, had her own troubles.
Not just Rei-san, but Kotone, who had lost her parents, must have been lonely for a long time.
The big man raised his fist towards me, but I quickly avoided it.
“You don’t know anything about this girl.”
I muttered and landed a clean punch on his cheek.
With a clean hit, the man fell down easily.
This man wasn’t particularly quick-witted, nor was he strong in physical combat. He was considered a low-ranking member among the kidnappers.
The leader of the kidnappers, alerted by the commotion, approached us and looked at the fallen man and us with exasperation.
“This guy… is completely useless. I was thinking of allowing him to have his way with the young lady, but it seems like he got defeated by a boy like this.”
The man shook his head.
I said to him.
“If you plan on letting him attack Kotone again, we won’t easily follow your instructions.”
“Oh, really? Like what?”
“If you need to keep us alive, you’ll be in trouble if we resist with all our strength, right?”
“Well, I guess so. So, you mean, don’t touch the young lady?”
I nodded, and he muttered, “Alright, that’s probably for the best.”
“I understand. I’ll make sure this idiot doesn’t lay a finger on the young lady. It was supposed to be a reward for him, but considering the scene he just caused, it can’t be helped. Besides, we’re not exactly free ourselves.”
With that, the leader-like man dragged the fallen man away.
I breathed a sigh of relief.
It was a close call.
Although I’m just a harmless high school student now, I had some experience with fights in middle school.
However, it was only middle school-level fighting, and my abilities were limited. If the opponent had been stronger, I would have lost.
When I turned around, Kotone was trembling on the bed, tears streaming down her face once again.
The bed sheets were slightly damp from Kotone’s tears.
I hurriedly approached Kotone, and she clung to me tightly.
It was the same scene as before, but this time, Kotone seemed to be holding onto me more strongly.
She was completely leaning on me.
“Senpai… Please hold me tighter.”
“Were you scared?”
“Yes… But, Senpai, you protected me…”
She couldn’t continue her sentence.
Kotone began to cry loudly.
Even if we were released safely from this kidnapping, I wondered if Kotone’s heart could withstand it.
The leader of the kidnappers had promised not to let anything happen to Kotone, but we couldn’t be sure when the situation might change.
I embraced Kotone, who was crying uncontrollably, trying to comfort her.
A gentle, pleasant fragrance filled the air, and I could feel the warmth of Kotone’s body.
It felt somewhat similar to when I had held Rei-san.
Eventually, when she stopped crying, Kotone looked up at me with tearful eyes.
“Senpai… Will you protect me?”
“That’s my intention.”
“Then… please, sleep with me.”
Kotone blushed deeply.
“Because I’m scared, I want us to sleep together on the same bed.”
“Is it not okay?”
Kotone stared at me with trembling, vulnerable eyes.
When she looked at me like that, it was hard to refuse.
“It’s okay. If it makes you feel better, Kotone…”
Kotone seemed shy and fidgety, starting to prepare for bed.
Before long, Kotone got into the bed and looked at me with an expectant gaze.
I also made up my mind.
Since there were no spare clothes, Kotone had only taken off her blazer from her school uniform.
I lay down beside her.
Originally, I had thought that with my alertness, I wouldn’t be able to sleep, but Kotone closed the distance between us.
“You always slept with my sister like this, didn’t you?”
“No…, it’s not like that.”
Kotone’s face was red and she was staring at me.
When she embraced me from the front while I was lying down, the soft parts of Kotone’s body touched mine.
Especially the softness of her b*****s.
As I was thinking that although not as big as Rei-san, she might be on the larger side for a junior high school student, Kotone mumbled in frustration.
“… Are you thinking of something rude?”
“Not at all…”
“Comparing the size of my b*****s with my sister’s.”
When I looked away, Kotone muttered, “I hit the mark, didn’t I?”
“Let me tell you, I’m still growing up! I’m not losing to my sister!”
“You hate to lose…”
“Even Senpai likes the bigger ones!”
“Well, yes, I do.”
“See, I knew it!”
“But you don’t have to worry about what I like.”
When I said that, Kotone had a startled expression on her face.
Then, she blushed even more.
“I-it’s not like I care about your preferences!”
“Is that so?”
“That’s right! ……But if Senpai is interested in me, I don’t mind letting you touch me a little.”
While Kotone was undoubtedly cute, she was Rei-san’s younger sister, and I had no intention of pursuing anything beyond that.
Kotone pouted and then looked at me with a hint of loneliness.
“Senpai… um… I almost got attacked by that man earlier, right?”
“I’m really glad you’re safe.”
“If I hadn’t been safe… I thought about it. I might end up in that situation again and really… I might be subjected to those things. If that were the case, maybe…”
Kotone clung to me and pressed herself closer, increasing our intimacy.
Then, she whispered in my ear.
Her sweet breath washed over me.
“Like you did with my sister, would you… kiss me, Senpai?”
Kotone looked at me with a shy expression.