It's finally Saturday and I just woke up with tears coming out of my eyes for some reason. I tried recollecting my dream to try and find the reason of my tears coming out.
It's all feel fuzzy, but what I remember was running in the fields chasing a girl. But I can't remember what happened after. That dream not only left me with tears but sadness as well.
After I calmed down from that dream. I went down stairs to get some breakfast. This time Iroha made a light breakfast. Just a simple scrambled eggs and a toast with coffee.
"Morning Onii-Chan. Did you have a great night." she says.
"Well if I count the fatigue of my first week of school, Club hunting and constantly chasing Iwasaki. You tell me." I answered.
"You had a rough fist week." she sympathized for some reason I see her fidgeting like she's expecting something. I know what it is.
"I know you want me to ask you what happened to your week." I said with a straight face and she jolted.
"Jeez, don't treat me like a kid" she says while trying to hide the truth.
"But you where fidgeting a little while ago like you wanted me to asked you. I'm your big brother I know what's up." I said.
"Heh busted. Alright I admit I really wanted to. Y'know, most older brothers asks their younger sisters 'How was your week' or something like that. " she deepens her voice when she emphasized that part.
"sigh, If you really want me to say that much I'll say it. Hey Iroha, how was your week." I asked it so sarcastically.
"Well I went to school, learned a lot and returned home and preper dinner for my sweet and loverble big brother." She says that in a toddler voice. I patted her hair and she giggled a little.
After were done eating we decided to watch TV. But then suddenly I got a text. Hmm its from Nakano. It's a bunny sticker saying 'hi hi' follow up by a text that reads:
"Hey are you free today. If so, I was thinking we should hang out around town".
"Yeah I got nothing to do right so I'm down."
"Sweet where should we meet, the station, the park or the bus stop."
"Hmm, Since I'll be using the train I'd say the station."
"Cool let's meet at around one pm"
"OK but should we invite Taki????."
"I've already asked him but he said he was a tired. I think his club took a tol on his body."
"Make sense. Then I'll see you at around one then. "
She sent a sticker of a bunny saying "cya" at the back. She like sending a lot of those bunny character memes. I got up to go preper. It's past eleven and getting to the station will take me fifteen minutes or so and it'll take over thirty minutes to go to the other town. That means I have to get out at 12 or so.
"Hey Onii-Chan where are you going?" she asked.
"Oh I'm going to meet up with a friend in the next town over." I replied. She sulked.
"Come one what's the problem? Why are you making that face. " I asked just to get her to talk.
"You leave you poor sweet little sister all alone while you hang out with your friends. How cruel." she pouts.
"What are you a middle aged wife." I retort.
"If I am then you'll be one of those deadbeat husbands who only depends on their wife's money and ends up using it to drink alcohol all the time. "
"Yeah don't get ahead of yourself. Look, I promise I'll make it up to you tomorrow. I'll take you out to town and buy you whatever you want okay. I'll even give you a bonus by taking you to the movies how's that sound like."
"That's what I wanted to hear. I'm that case I'll hold on that offer. Have fun on your way to town Onii-Chan. " she smiles so innocently.
"Hey, did you just wanted me to take you to town didn't you" I say that and she whistled like she didn't say it. Looks like she planned it and as usual I can't say no to her. She trapped me like hooking a fish by letting it nibble on a bait.
I finished preparing and ready to go. I'm wearing an unbuttoned dress shirt with a T shirt underneath, a blue denim jeans and a pair of grey shoes. To top off my look I placed my waist bag diagonally on my chest.
"Alright I'm heading out, I won't be out that late but if I do don't wait out for me." I say that while I get out the door.
"Okay have a nice day." she responds.
I headed to the station and it looks like I just might be early. I can't wait to see Nakano's face if I get early.
I got to the other train station an as I thought I was early but five minutes after my arrival she then found me.
"Oh Hayashi there you are." She says while she's running towards my direction while waving.
She was wearing a pullover, a mini skirt with opaque stockings and to top up with her get up, she helped a handbag. Her hair was tied in a ponytail, with a white ribbon, and for as the tip of her hair was resting on her shoulder, her bangs was neatly parted to the right side of her face.
"Did you wait long" she asked.
"Not at all. I just got here around 5 minutes ago in fact." I replied.
"You sure dressed for the occasion." I continued by complementing her look.
"Thanks. You don't look so bad your self hotshot." she complained me as well. Well this is my first time being complemented by a girl so I blush a bit.
"Shall we" she asked asked.
"We shall." I responded. She started walking in from of me as we got out of the station.
"So where to now?" she casually asks.
"Eh!? How should I know? You invited me while I was watching a movie with my sister." I responded.
"Well since this is a date I thought you might take control of where we go this afternoon." she says with a smile on her face.
"D-Date!! Since when was this a date." I flustered a bit.
"Well a boy and a girl hanging out alone could could mean that they are dating in a date." she continued.
"I only came here just to hang in town with my friend. You didn't say anything about it being a date." I got even worse.
"Relax I'm only joking. I did call you here for us to hang." she giggled.
"Yet, for some reason I feel more hurt that you psyching me earlier." I say that feeling insulted while she laughs.
"But I wasn't joking about the part on asking where to go." she says that as she calms down from laughing.
"Well since I missed lunch why don't we go grab something to eat let's say over there." I pointed at a ramen restaurant in front of us across the street.
"Okay sounds good. We have our first stop. Let's gooo." I she marches on.
"What are you a grade schooler?" I say.
We got in the Ramen restaurant the waiter welcomed us in. And the store looked lively inside. You could here people, young and old, socializing and going about their business. The waiter escorted us to the nearest table. We sat down and ordered some ramen. I ordered Tonkatsu Ramen while she ordered Miso Ramen.
"So Nakano, did you join the drama club. " I striked a question while we waited for our ramen.
"Yeah I did." she followed on.
"Wow, seriously you joined that club. A normal person would stay away from it. You gotta be a wackjob to compete with those wackos. You're amazing you know." probably not the best I should've said at that moment.
"Oh yeah, by not normal are you referring me as a wack job." she says that with a smiling face while hiding a her rage.
"No not what I meant. What I mean was that I'm amazed you could tolerate that much looney. Not that I'm saying it's a bad thing joining the club." I tried to calm her down.
"Yeah it you're right. It is kinda looney in that club room. And most of the time they play around instead of playing some roles or something. It's pretty fun and I don't regret joining that club. How about you how is it in the music club." she casually turned the question on me.
"Well haven't done anything yet since we just became an official club, but apart from almost being shut down and I persisting Iwasaki to join things look pretty fine I guess.
"Iwasaki, as in Tamako Iwasaki the honor student." she asked while so puzzled.
"The one and only." I said.
"So that's why you where moving in and out the classroom during lunch every day and why you delivered those handouts in our classroom with her and dragged outside the classroom. To be honest I thought you too where dating. There's no way she'd date a shabby guy like you anyway." her words hurt more that how they are true.
"Did you have to state the obvious that much. I mean it's bad enough that it's crystal clear but you don't have to point it out. It makes the the whole thing hurt even more than it already does. " I respond to what she said and she laughed.
A little while later or ramen came in. At glance they both look delicious.
"Man I haven't had ramen in ages. And this one looks good." I say that while battling to not drool.
"Hey I got an idea, why don't we take a picture and send it toHeika-Sama and let's see how he'd react." she took out her phone.
"I'm pretty sure I can sense some ill remarks coming from him, will fly towards me." I say.
"Ah don't worry about it I'm pretty sure you'd be fine, say cheese" she moved next to me, faced her phone landscape into selfie mode and made a funny looking peace pose and I did a peace pose as well.
She included the two ramen in the photo as well. After she took the photo she immediately sent it to Taki.
About a few seconds after Nakano sent a picture I got a message. And it was from, you guessed, Taki.
"It's from Taki." Nakano looked at my massage. He sent me a Bible, no, a world encyclopaedia sized death threats.
"See, I told you this would happen. Is this even legal. The better question is where does he get the time to write this. " I said responding to she laughed so awkwardly.
We ate our ramen and continued chatting. We finished our food and waited for a little while and got out of the Ramen restaurant.
"Man that was soo good." says that with enjoyment.
"Yeah I'll say. I haven't eaten like that in ages. Even though I like Iroha's dishes, it's pretty nice to eat out once in a while." I say.
"So now where too next?" she casually asked.
"Since we've eaten why don't we stop by the arcade and blow off some steam there. I'd be fun." I suggest.
"How about some Karaoke instead. The arcade is no fun if Taki's not here. Since we know he'd lose I'd make him a fun punching bag for junior high students." She says while mocking Taki.
"It's a good thing he's not here, because I think that last remark would kill him for sure. Especially coming from you."I retorted.
We went to the Karaoke place that was a couple of blocks away from the ramen restaurant we just ate from. We finally reached the place and as soon as we got in. The hostess greeted us. We picked a room. And ordered some drinks to our room.
"What song are you going to sing." she asked. She handed me the karaoke panel.
"Hmm... Lemme see... How about this one. " I picked a song I used listen to when I was a kid. I sang with the right tempo of the song and wasn't off beat as well.
"Wow that was amazing. You didn't tell me that you could sing like that." she says while surprised.
"Well I've known this song since I was in junior high. It's only natural I know the lyrics by heart." I boasted.
"Okay my turn." she singed one of the songs that where trending. She messed up some of the lyrics but it looked like she was having fun. In fact she kept singing until our time was up. We then headed to the train station.
"I had a lot of fun today." she said that while we where sitting on the bench, waiting for the next train.
"Yeah me too. I never had this fun since never. Well it's only natural since I didn't have any friends." I said that.
"It's an honor for me to be your first friend to hang out with."
"Yeah it's not that much of honor you know." I said that and we both laughed. Finally her train stopped by and we said our goodbyes. Then few minutes past my train came as well. I got in and the thought of having the greatest day of my life kept lingering in my mind.
I gotta admit today was pretty awesome.