You Don’t Have to Go on a Date to Have Fun
Kumazawa-san sneaks up behind me as I sit quietly in my seat before second class starts.
Yesterday, Suzuka complained that Kumazawa-san was being too flirty with me.
“Oh, sorry, sorry. I’m joking. Just kidding. She got jealous of you because I was getting along with you… And she told me to stay clear of you.”
“By any chance, was the jealousy from your girlfriend?”
A girlfriend, or rather, a wife.
However, I don’t want to spread the word too much, so let’s just call it that.
“That’s about it. She saw me being friendly with Kumazawa-san and was not in angry mode …, but it seems that she saw me, and I still have to be careful. So, I’d appreciate it if you’d keep a moderate distance from me.”
“Heh. So it’s kind of a no-no if someone comes up to you with a swoosh like this?”
Kumazawa-san approached me on purpose.
Ducking and dodging, I complained.
“Stop it, you’re seriously misunderstanding me…”
“Hahaha, that’s hilarious~! You can introduce me to your girlfriend next time, right?
“Ah~, if she says it’s okay.”
Knowing what kind of person Kumazawa-san is, Suzuka will be less worried about her to some extent.
It is also because she does not know her well that she is afraid of being near her.
Well, if she doesn’t want to be introduced, I won’t introduce her.
I guess that’s it.
Me and Suzuka have the same last name. If I introduce her, do I have to tell her that we are married?
No, Kumazawa-san is a good person, but there is still a good chance that she will make a weird fuss about the fact that we are married, as I would expect…
“So, when are you going to introduce me?”
“Only after I see if I can trust you.”
Kumazawa-san and I talked in the large classroom until second class started.
Yesterday, I saw Suzuka coming to me jealous in various ways, so between us, I was a little nervous about whether Suzuka was watching me or not.
Second class comes to an end.
The students were heading to the cafeteria early to have lunch.
Among them are Kumazawa-san and me.
Just the two of us.
Not just the two of us, but we joined our friends who were taking a different class.
As you can imagine, I’m comfortable having lunch alone with my … male friends, but I’m not comfortable with my female friends.
“Shima-kun has a high bento ratio, doesn’t he? That’s good~”
Kumazawa-san looks enviously at the bento boxes Shima makes.
Most likely, she’s under the mistaken impression that his parents are making it for him, and I’m going to break it down for her.
“You know Shima makes his own bento, right?”
“Huh? Are you serious?”
“Oh, yeah. I made it myself, okay? I asked my parents to make it for me, and they told me to make it myself.”
“Your girl power is high~. You must be popular.”
Shima is silent at Kumazawa-san’s casual remark.
I never had a single girlfriend, you know? That’s what his face is conveying.
“Oh, by the way, who among you has a boyfriend or girlfriend~?”
Without touching Shima’s silence, the topic switched.
Well, I didn’t tell Kumazawa-san earlier that she was my wife, but I did tell her that I had someone like a girlfriend, so I raised my hand.
“Is it just me?”
Everyone except Kumazawa-san seemed rather surprised.
Sad that it seemed like they didn’t have that many girlfriends, huh?
“What kind of girl, by the way?”
“I won’t tell you.”
I don’t want to tell everyone that she’s my girlfriend or something while showing them a picture.
I don’t mind if they do, but I don’t think Suzuka would like it.
“You’ve got a girlfriend, though. I’m so jealous! By the way, she saw you being friendly with me and got jealous~ or so I was told, so she’s probably a girl at this university!”
She adds a supplementary information without permission.
The others nodded in agreement.
After that, they continued to ask me various questions.
So, after lunch, it was third class.
This time, I was attending a lecture with Shima.
“… Hey, you. You have a girlfriend, right?”
“Well, something like that.”
“Actually. I was going somewhere to hang out with a girl named Tamura-san, who I became friends with through our club.”
“I thought you’d be popular with that silent face, but you’re doing what you’re supposed to do.”
“You know how you’re still new to … doing what you’re supposed to be doing? Well, that’s okay. So, you, where was the first place you hung out with your girlfriend? Honestly, I’m not sure what to do at all…”
The first place I hung out with her.
It was a park.
We must have been 4 years old at that time? That’s correct.
It was when we were little, so the situation was completely different, and I can’t give any advice.
So, I recall the first date we went on after we became a couple.
The first typical date was at the aquarium.
Except for the fact that I injured my arm, we had a lot of fun.
But, however, we were childhood friends. We had a relationship of trust that had been established before we were aware of each other.
No matter where we went, we could enjoy each other’s company.
The aquarium date was a success because of the trusting relationship we had built as childhood friends.
So, my experience was not going to be useful for Shima, who was going on a date with a girl for the first time, so I clearly told him.
“Oh, I’m sorry. I’m dating my childhood friend, so I probably can’t give you any good advice on where to go on your first date.”
“Seriously? No, that’s okay, just tell me. Seriously, I’ve never been with a girl alone…”
Then, until the start of third class.
For Shima’s sake, I had to think of an appropriate place for a first date.
In conclusion, it was decided that a movie and light shopping would be good.
Watch a movie, talk about it, and do some light shopping.
It would be a perfect first date.
So, well, I took the chance and talked to Suzuka as soon as I got back to my apartment.
“Suzuka, can I talk to you for a minute?”
“These upcoming days off. Wanna go on a date?”
I couldn’t help it, I wanted to go out with Suzuka.
It was her thing anyway.
I assumed that she would give me an OK with two words.
“Oh, Yuki. Look at your wallet?”
I rummaged around in my bag and took out my wallet and looked at its contents.
Even though I have money, I have to spend it systematically or I will ruin myself, so I decided firmly on the amount of money I will spend each month.
“… Not enough.”
If we casually go on dates, we will definitely find that the money in our wallets is not going to be enough for the money we set aside each month.
There is a lot of money in the bankbook, but if we repeatedly withdraw money because we don’t have enough, we will definitely go bankrupt, so we have no choice but to be patient.
“Kuk. I’ll just have to be patient. I guess I can’t go on a date with you…”
“I can’t help it. Oh, I have something I want to do on my next day off, but it’s not a date. Would you like to go with me?”
“Hmm? What do you want to do?”
“Well, you’ve been living in this apartment for a while now, and know that it’s inconvenient in many ways, don’t you? I want to go to a 100 yen store and buy some things to make the inconvenient parts more convenient, and make the apartment nice and easy to use~.”
This is an event that only cohabitation, or rather co-living, can bring about.
So you want to remodel the apartment to make it easier to use, right?
My answer is, of course…
“That’s fine. We live together. In fact, I have to do it too.”
“Ehehe~. Then, let’s do a little DIY together this holiday!”
We didn’t have a date.
However, it is not only dates that you can have fun with.
Yes, there are many fun things to do around Suzuka and me.
Now, we have decided what we are going to do on our next vacation.
We started talking lightly about how to improve the apartment in preparation for the vacation.
“Hey, hey, I want a sofa, can I buy one?”
“I think a sofa would make it easier for us to cuddle. It has a backrest and it would be easier for me to hug you without hesitation.”
“… I see. By the way, what does it feel like when you hug someone?”
“Ehehe, how does it feel?”
Suzuka hugged me without hesitation as I sat down.
As she leans her body against me, it is indeed a bit painful without a backrest.
“Mmm, it’s so warm~. I’m in the habit of cuddling Yuki, aren’t I?”
“And you want a sofa so that you can cuddle with me more.”
“Isn’t Yuki in a bit of pain because of me right now?”
“Sure, my back is… But sofas are quite expensive…”
“What if I told you that if you had a sofa to kneel on, it wouldn’t be so hard to sit up straight, and I could give Yuki a full helping?”
“Let’s buy it.”
“Haha, you made a quick decision right there. You’re so honest, you know that? Well then, when the sofa arrives, I’ll cuddle you on my lap a lot, you can count on it~~~~! Hehehe, I’m looking forward to it!”
While being hugged by her, we were discussing about various inconveniences, for example, there should be a place to put shampoo in the bathroom, but it’s too small, so we decided to buy a small plastic shelf.