In front of the school gate.
I ―― Charlotte Labpeyn is standing nervously.
What to do. What to do. What to do.
For some reason, I’ve made a promise to meet Raika-kun.
I have not heard about what to do after this but he said “Let’s be together.”
In other words, we will spend some time as [two people] after school.
That’s … …. Dating, right?
Although he also said something like [just in case] or [similar thing], I couldn’t be mistaken now, am I?
I can hear the sound of my heart beating.
It is likely to rupture at any moment.
『――Sigh, I don’t understand what you find so good about that man at all. 』
At that moment, I heard a voice from the inside of myself.
It is not my second personality nor do I have a second face.
Right now, the one talking to me is the God who is currently residing inside me (?), Brynhildr-san.
That man, do you mean Raika-kun?
『――Unlike that guy, you and I are in a state where our souls are completely connected. From a while ago, that…the shameless feeling flowed inside me and I couldn’t bear with it. 』
Wa, wa, what sham-shameless!? I never think about such things!
『――Don’t lie! Whenever you’re feeling strange I’m feeling it too you know! 』
I don’t feel weird!
What a dangerous thing.
It is a human rights violation.
I never think that this feeling will be transmitted to the other person without permission.
Like this I don’t have any privacy anymore.
In the first place, I never thought about any stra- strange thing at all.
“Sorry to keep you waiting, Charlotte-senpai.”
Being called in an unexpected timing, I give a shriek.
“No, no. Nothing is wrong!”
I shake my head hard, trying to convince him that nothing happened.
Convinced, Raika kun laugh lightly.
“Well then shall we go to the South Ward next?”
Getting excited, I follow Raika kun closely from behind.
As soon as he appeared, Brynhildr get all silent.
I’m nervous now, and I’m not saying anything because I’m afraid whatever I said will come out weird.
I don’t look too nervous and sound strange now, am I…?
I take a glance at him.
“……un? Is there anything?”
“Ueh!? N-no! there is nothing!”
Seems like he noticed my gaze. I immediately avert my face.
My face turns even more red.
This is the first time I ever walked with a boy like this.
C-can I do this properly…? I’ve not done yet anything strange, right?
I lacked in experience, so I don’t know how I should behave right now.
For now, my uniform still looks good.
There is no way I can change my clothes. In fact, I’m too worried to decide on one. I don’t know how to properly coordinate my casual wears after all.
I’m glad that I’m wearing my uniform.
Uniforms are wonderful.
God bless uniform!
Another strange voice comes out of my mouth.
“Is there something wrong, Charlotte-senpai?”
Raika kun make a worried face.
I thought I should have said something.
“W-well, when there is just two of us, please call me Charo…”
Somehow, I conveyed to him my selfish wish.
I started to blush after saying it.
What are you saying now, myself! Why do you suddenly asked him to call you by nickname…
But it is what I wished for from the bottom of my heart.
For now, I can call it off as a joke. Yes, that’s what I’m going to do.
Having decided, I turned to face Raika kun.
And then, my eyes meet his.
“Is that alright?”
I got told that face off, there is no way I can do anything besides than to nod.
This is so embarrassing.
But this is amazing.
My heart beats sky rocketed than before.
Right now, there is no way I can see Raika-kun face.
“Are there anything that you would like to do? Any shop that you would like to see?”
He asks with a slightly troubled tone.
Ah, is he troubled because I’m acting suspiciously….?
Now I’ve done it.
I blew it up big this time.
I hope he doesn’t think that I’m weird~.
When I thought about it, I feel like crying.
In any case I must answer his question quickly.
But I don’t normally go out. I don’t know about the shop in this area. In fact, I don’t even know where is this place.
What should I do now…as a senior, I should be the one to lead Raika-kun.
But I’m too flustered right now to make any decision calmly.
“Th-then, that shop!”
With my head lowered, I keep my eyes shut and hastily pointed at the nearby shop.
“…so, a boutique, is it? Fine by me.”
Unexpected with Raika kun response, I slowly open my eyes.
Certainly, my finger is pointing towards a fashionable looking store.
A hiccup – like voice has come out.
I quickly look between the shop and my finger, but the reality doesn’t change even after I done it many times over.
Although I usually doesn’t go out much from the dormitory, I have gone out to shop too sometimes…for underwear.
However, I’ve no experience of shopping for a fashionable girl’s clothes.
Because this is an academy island. I can wear my uniform anywhere, any times I wanted to without feeling strange or uncomfortable.
That’s why, the idea to buy stylish clothes never come across my mind.
This time I feel a bit of grudge towards the uniform that I’ve praised up till now.
The convenience is a poison in disguise. It takes away my creative mind.
Though it is my own self who initiated this self-destruction.
“Ah, uwawa let’s get in then…”
I quickly replied after he called up my name.
Perhaps now I lost the last chance to say that I want to go to another shop.
I’m stupid, baka, baka…
It’s already too late to regret it now.
With a dejected mood, I entered the shop together with Raika kun.
The first thing after I entered the shop is the smell of wood and clothes.
The smell is much more saturated than the one usually found at the mass merchandise store.
The odour is like those of the artificially clean.
Although it doesn’t smell bad, I feel somewhat restless since I don’t like it very much.
I was stopped by a greeting from a lady with a crisp voice.
“Are you looking for something?”
Even if you asked me that……
The clerk and Raika kun both are looking at me. Pl-please don’t look at me so much…
Right now, I’m in a situation as if I was thrown into a battlefield suddenly without any proper equipment.
Feeling desperate, I tried to find some familiar thing that I can use now.
The word that left my mouth, is that.
After hearing that, besides me, Raika kun eyes widen.
“If you’re looking for lingerie’s, then it is at the back there. Mister, please wait here.”
My heart feels relieved after listening to that.
However, today I come together with Raika kun…!
I choose the underwear because it is my habit, now I’ll be choosing one together with him.
It is so embarrassing that my face get so hot it felt like my face got burned by fire.
But I’m not used with choosing the cloth and I don’t want to get caught having a weird taste……
While my heart feel like there is a turbulence inside, I followed the clerk to the section where there are many underwear lines up.
White, black, red, purple.
From bra to shorts, and many others that I don’t know what exactly it is.
“Please take your time.”
After saying that, the clerk goes somewhere else.
I’m now left behind by myself.
Even Raika-kun doesn’t know what to do in the female undergarment section, and silently play with his bang.
I felt bad for bringing him to this kind of place.
it is me that can’t stand this kind of environment.
What to do, what to do.
There is no way we can go away to the other shop now.
But I don’t know which underwear that I can show to a boy without getting ashamed.
Usually I just get it white, but is it really fine?
Does a boy like it black?
Or red? purple?
……I wonder which one Raika-kun likes the most?
Then an idea struck me light a lightning.
『――Why do you keep on thinking about lewd thing from just now? 』
Suddenly someone said from the depth of my consciousness.
That’s right. Right now, my mind is linked with Brynhildr…!
My face truly boiled this time with shame.
My whole body got hot.
Somehow my eyes suddenly get teary.
My head get dizzy. My feet turn wobbly.
From a third party view I must looks weird right now.
“Hey ~ isn’t that Raika-kun!”
Someone interrupted from the middle of us when Raika kun tried to say something.
It was a bright looking little girl who seems to be exuding the aura of innocence. Her black twin tail shakes according to her movement.
Raika-kun seems surprised to see that girl.
Are they an acquaintance?
“Senpai. This is my friend, Tenka. Tenka. This is the 2nd year senior…”
“Charlotte-senpai, right? I saw her yesterday.”
“You see, that time when Raika kun helped senpai from falling down. At that moment, I was there too.”
“Ah, that time!”
Now I remembered.
At that time, I’m just too focused on Raika-kun alone.
At that place.
“Tenka ~ where are you going now suddenly…”
A new girl appeared, looking for Tenka san.
Even this girl looks as cute as Tenka san.
Two of her shirt’s buttons were undone and revealed a deep valley within.
“I’m sorry~ , Ruirui.”
“Why isn’t it Raika.”
The girl name Ruirui, after she noticed Raika kun, raise up her hand.
“Hey, Shishigane san. Been a while.”
“*bounce*~ how have you been?”
“Good. Senpai, this is Shishigane Ruirui. She is one of my friend.”
“Nice to meet you ~”
Shishigane san return the greetings with a light nod.
I rarely speak to someone younger than me, but I guess I can do it.
While I’m worried about that, Tenka-san linked her arm with Raika-kun.
“Anyways, nice going, Raika-kun. I was wondering what exactly happened when you said that you have an urgent business. I never thought that business is to choose underwear.”
Being nudged by Tenka san, Raika-kun denies it hard.
Just now, I think I heard some suspicious thing……
“A, um, excuse me…”
“What is it, Charlotte-senpai?”
Tenka san tilted her head slightly.
“Can you tell me…about the girlfriend thing you talked about?”
“Eh? Am I wrong?”
“Rather than wrong, what makes you think that?”
Flustered, I still tried to clarify it.
“Besides”, Tenka san continues…
“If you guys are not together, then there is no way both of you will shop for underwear together.”
That’s true, unless they’re in a very intimate relationship, men and women will not come to this kind of place together.
Perhaps, the clerk just now also has the same misunderstanding?
M-me, as Raika kun’s, girl-girlfriend…!?
This revelation make my head overloaded.
My brain seems to be exploded, and my vision darkened.