Chapter 10 – At that time, Asakura thought
『I really like Andou-kun!』
Some time later after that, I’m rolling around with excess embarrassment in my home kitchen.
「Uwaaaaaahh! I’m stupid, stupid, stupid, stupiiid～～…… Why, why did I say something like that…… Even worse, in a panic I asked Andou-kun to come over to my house……」
Fortunately my parents are not at home right now, but Andou-kun is still in my room. I said that I would bring something to drink from downstairs so I need to go back fast…… But, how did such a slip of tongue―― not really, even if it’s vague I know the reason.
The words that I had originally meant to say at that time was……
『I really like light novels, as much as Andou-kun!』
But because at that time I was extremely nervous, those words became――
『I really like (light novels, as much as) Andou-kun!』
Just like this, I had omitted out the words inside the parenthesis!
Right! It’s just because I was too nervous and talked too fast, in a miraculous accident I omitted a certain part of it. By no means what came out of my mouth were my real feelings, it’s absolutely impossible! I mean, it’s not like I 『like』 Andou-kun in the opposite sex way!
That’s right. Rather, if it’s about love, at least it must be him who falls for me! Just because I decided to stop hiding that I like light novels to him, it’s not like it’s relevant with I like him or not. In the first place, I’m not falling for him. If I said it’s no then it’s absolutely impossible! No means no!
「……Alright, I’ve thought about it enough. First I have to carry out three missions.
First, I have to make Andou-kun understand that my words at the bookstore was a slip of tongue even with brute force.
And then, after I solved the misunderstanding I will confess that I like light novels.
In the end, it’s not like I’ll fall in love with him.
Excellent, it’s flawless. Ah, I forgot! I’ve said that I’d bring something to drink, what should I take…… Andou-kun, he’s not allergic to milk, right? But, he might dislike it…… Then, how about durian juice! Ah, but this one has quite a strong smell, it has to be something else…… In that case, heartleaf juice? But even then, what should I do if it’s still not fitting with Andou-kun’s preference. Especially when he came to my house, I want to entertain him properly…… Eh! It’s, it’s not like I care about what he wants to drink! I, I mean I’m definitely not being conscious of him at all! Right, for someone like him a 100% pure squeezed sweet apple juice is enough!」
But, I wonder why for the sake of detaining Andou-kun I had to take him home?
Hmーーmm…… Aah, I remember!
『……Fue! I–I–I–I, what did I just—–wait! It’s wrong! Just now I didn’t say it right, or rather I didn’t have enough practice……noooooooooo! What have I blurted ouuuuuuuut!』
『A, Asakura-san……in other words, that was a verbal slip-up? It, it’s okay! I–I–I, I’m a loner, therefore I won’t have any strange misunderstandings? T—To begin with, it’s impossible for that Asakura-san to like a loner like me! Well–well then! I’ll leave first—』
That’s right, just like that! I don’t know why, but his words at that time 『it’s impossible for that Asakura-san to like a loner like me!』 irritated me very much. Good grief…… Now that I think about it again, who did he mean with 『THAT Asakura-san』! I’m not a random Student A that usually appears in anime! Certainly, I must have unconsciously snapped at that word. Yep, that’s right. Definitely, it’s like that.
And then, after I’m sure about it, I take the juice for the two of us back to my own room.
「I’ve made you wait.」
Somehow remembering it again made me irritated.
As if to vent my irritation, I put down the glasses of juice in front of him with 『bang!』 and opened up my mouth.
「So, shall we have a talk……」
I, definitely it’s not like I’m falling for you!