Kaneda Miki Can’t Stop Grinning
Suzuka and I were waiting for Kaneda-san, who had the laptop, in front of the station.
“Yuki, I’m so nervous…”
“Don’t worry, I am too.”
We were quite secretive, not to the extent of being completely clandestine, but we preferred to keep our relationship hidden from the people around us.
But we had decided to tell Kaneda-san about our cohabitation and even invited her to see our place, so it was natural to feel tense.
“I-I wonder what she’s going to say…”
“…Probably a lot. I mean, it’s everything, really.”
We chatted while waiting for Kaneda-san at the station.
Kaneda-san, who had spotted us from the station, rushed over to us.
Like us, she had started college this spring.
Her attire had a somewhat mature feel to it.
“Yo, it’s been a while.”
Suzuka apparently had met her once before, but it had been a while for me. I greeted Kaneda-san, who I hadn’t seen in a while.
“Oh, my, you two! Living together? I’m so jealous!”
Kaneda-san teased us immediately, causing some emotional damage.
“Well then, no point in standing around and chatting here. Shall we go?”
With those words from Suzuka, we changed our location to our shared apartment.
Kaneda-san quickly commented as she entered our apartment.
“It’s spacious! I thought you two would be crammed into a tiny place. How do you manage your finances?”
“Well, we have some support from our parents and such…”
We didn’t mention winning the lottery.
We had decided it was best to keep that to ourselves, even though we were close friends.
“So, how’s it going for you two?”
Kaneda-san looked at me with a mischievous grin.
Her expression seemed to say, ‘You two are definitely up to something, right?’
“Well, who knows.”
“Here we go again~… Active, aren’t you? Right, Suzuka?”
“Huh? What do you mean?”
Suzuka was caught off guard by the sudden turn of the conversation, and she couldn’t brush off the insinuations Kaneda-san was making.
She looked at me with pleading eyes, but I wasn’t in a position to help.
“Well, we’ll have some things to talk about, so you two should get along well. I’ll be in the bedroom.”
“Oh, no need to worry. Shindo-kun can stay here and chat with us.”
“Well, I mean… Isn’t it better if the two girls talk among themselves?”
I tried to escape, but Suzuka stopped me.
“I won’t let you leave me behind. We have to answer all her questions together, you know?”
“Fine, fine, I got it. So, Kaneda-san, I’m sorry to ask this, but which one of these laptops can you sell us at a low price?”
“It’s this one.”
She opened a larger bag and took out a laptop.
It was in good condition, although the keyboard had some wear. We received the laptop along with the charger and a somewhat minimal user manual.
I handed Kaneda-san an amount considerably lower than the market price.
“Thank you, Miki.”
“No problem. Actually, I’m the one who benefited. I wouldn’t have been able to sell it for this much at a used goods store.”
“Now then, Kaneda-san, we’ve finished the main business, so how about heading home? Your beloved boyfriend must be waiting, right?”
“Ahahaha, what’s with that? Unlike you guys, I’m not living together with my boyfriend, so he won’t be waiting for me at home. It’s funny how you equate lovers with living together!”
It was tough. What a painful situation. I was sweating profusely from embarrassment.
“Can’t be helped, right? We’re living together, after all.”
“Yeah, amusing. Hey, Suzuka, can I take a look at your room?”
“Sure, but please don’t mess it up.”
“I won’t, I won’t.”
Kaneda-san got up and began to inspect our living room. She focused her attention on the sofa first.
“I wonder what it’s like when you two use this sofa…”
he asked with a mischievous smile. If we were to describe it in detail, like cuddling or offering lap pillows, she would undoubtedly be delighted, so both of us kept silent.
“Come to think of it, I heard there was a silly couple Yamaguchi saw doing lap pillows in the park. If it was that silly couple, I think they’d be doing lap pillows here too, if they had this sofa.”
On the day we had a picnic in the park, an otaku guy named Yamaguchi had seen me offering a lap pillow to Suzuka. Even though I told him not to tell anyone, it seems he spread it around.
“Ah, uh, ah…”
Suzuka stood there with her mouth agape, unable to respond. It was embarrassing to have someone mention it, even though we knew we were a “silly couple”.
“Hahaha, be careful not to tease her too much. We’ll have to explore the bedroom together later.”
We entered my and Suzuka’s bedroom, and Kaneda-san, with a mischievous smile, declared as she gazed at our semi-double bed.
“My, my, you two are quite active.”
Well, if we were using a semi-double bed, it was only natural to be called “active”.
“Anyway, I mentioned going to the bedroom at the end, but how about taking a look at the closet, too?”
The closet in the bedroom was for storage.
It held our casual clothes, and unless we did a change of seasons, it would remain closed.
Kaneda-san swung the door open and began to search through it.
At the same time, Suzuka rushed to stop her.
“S-Sorry, but you can’t look in there!”
She hastily closed the closet door.
What, did we have something really embarrassing in there?
“The things in there are because Yuki really wanted them.”
“Well, yeah~. I see, I see~. It’s your boyfriend’s preference~, huh? You’re really accommodating~.”
What was she talking about?
“Y-yeah. Yuki really wanted me to wear things like school swimsuits and gym uniforms.”
Inside the closet were school swimsuits and gym uniforms.
Suzuka mentioned that it was because I had expressed a desire for her to wear them. But did she actually prepare them?
It seemed like Suzuka was going the extra mile to fulfill my desires.
“Oh, by the way, I’ve got a great idea. How about we make a video with Tanaka where I suddenly cosplay, and we see how he reacts?”
Kaneda-san was a video streamer who worked with Tanaka to create various videos every day.
She was already brainstorming how to execute this new idea.
In the midst of this discussion, with the closet costumes that Suzuka claimed were my preferences, Kaneda-san gave me a slightly apologetic look and quietly apologized.
“…Sorry about that.”
“Don’t worry about it. Even if I say they’re not my preferences, they’ll probably end up being treated as such.”
“Well then, it’s about time for me to head home. Thanks to Suzuka and you, I came up with a great idea for a video, so I’ll go buy some props!”
Kaneda-san, having found her inspiration, promptly left our apartment.
On the night when Kaneda-san started thinking I was making Suzuka cosplay.
“When you’re done washing your body, you could come to wash in a school swimsuit or gym uniform today, right?”
I said it with a light-hearted tone, and Suzuka replied with a hint of embarrassment.
“W-Well, I mean, I prepared it for Yuki’s sake, so… I mean, do I have to wear it?”
“If you don’t want to, you don’t have to.”
“But, I mean, I might have to if it’s for Yuki’s hobby. Just wait, I’ll go change.”
Ten minutes later, still waiting for her,
I went to see what she was doing in the bathroom, and Suzuka was nervously pacing around in her school swimsuit.
It was the same sight I had seen in Suzuka’s room at the Mita residence.
“Ugh… I’m still embarrassed. But if it makes Yuki happy, I want to do it~. But my flesh is even…”
Suzuka was fidgeting around the room, looking cute, but I didn’t want to force her if she was feeling embarrassed.
“Kidding? Why are you pacing around in a school swimsuit?”
“Y-Y-Yuki! D-Don’t look. It’s a bit plumper than before, and because of the tight material, my flesh is… so don’t look!”
Wait, when she washes me in the bathroom, she usually wears a normal swimsuit, why is she saying this? I looked at Suzuka in that way, and, as I thought, the size didn’t fit, and her flesh was spilling out even more than last time.
“Come on, I’m going to go back, so why don’t you change your clothes while you’re at it?”
I left Suzuka, who was embarrassed, and walked away.
The reason was simple. I had a desire to catch Suzuka, who was feeling embarrassed, and make her say, “No, don’t look, I’m embarrassed.”
I couldn’t help it.
I want to catch Suzuka, who feels embarrassed while continuously seeing her in a school swimsuit, and make her feel even more embarrassed.
Perhaps even doing something like this wouldn’t make her dislike me, but I don’t want to do something that the other person dislikes, so I retreat.
And then, at night, Suzuka’s actions, who had experienced too much embarrassment, were straightforward.
She clung to me and seemed a bit down.
“I can’t take it anymore, I’m so embarrassed…”
“Yeah, I understand.”
“Comfort me more.”
“Is this what you mean?”
I gently patted her back as she clung to me.
“Hehehe, thank you~. Yuki, you’re the one who should be crying, not me. Sorry for making you feel like a man who makes me cosplay.”
“Don’t worry about it.”
“Nnfufu, you’re so kind. But someday, I’ll definitely do it. I’ll do various things for you once I’m mentally prepared.”
“You don’t have to do it, you know?”
“No, I want to do anything for Yuki. After all, Yuki is the same, right? You accept me without hesitation even when I cling to you like this. So, I want to do various things for you~.”
I haven’t really pushed her to cosplay, but oh well.
I want cute Suzuka to cosplay for me.
“A give and take, huh?”
“Yeah! Hey, Yuki, I’ll cosplay for you someday, so I’d be happy if you hugged me a little tighter.”
I hugged her tightly with one hand.
Then, she whispered in my ear, looking genuinely happy.
“Hehe. Thanks~. I love it~.”
(TLN: Not sure if she says she loves ‘him’ or ‘it’, more inclined towards ‘it’ tho.)