Chapter 4:

A New Friend Part 2

Why Is This Girl So Shy Around Me?!

Sakuri was overwhelmed from how much Makoto and Kota were being friendly to her. She began to smile because she made some new friends. 

"Sakuri-san you should begin to eat your food. Lunch is about to end."


As Sakuri starts to eat her food Kota sees that Makoto is staring out the window and knowing that Makoto gave his only food to Sakuri he wonders what's he going to do now.

"You missed your breakfast and lunch. It looks like you're not going to be able to eat anything until you go home."

"It's fine. All it means is I can eat more food for dinner now."
Makoto started smiling with sparkly eyes knowing how good his mom's cooking was. But Sakuri paused from eating hearing that Makoto hadn't eaten breakfast and being given his bought lunch. She wanted to offer back the sandwich but she was almost done with it. So she continued to eat thinking of how she can repay him.

The day goes on and Makoto's first day of school came to an end. Kota stands up while Makoto is putting things in his bag and Sakuri has already left the room.

"Hey Kota you want to go to an arcade or something?"

"Sorry I can't today I have to babysit my little brother today since my parent's are out of town for today. Maybe another time."

"It's okay. I get it."

Kota exits the classroom leaving Makoto behind thinking about what to do.

I guess I could go home but maybe I should just walk around the city for a while. I need to learn the new area anyways since I'm going to be living here now. Makoto pondered inside of his head. He headed out to go explore the city but not before going to the vending machine to buy something to drink since he threw his green tea at Kaneko and has been thirsty all day. Unbeknownst to Makoto, Sakuri is at the vending machines too thinking about what to give Makoto as a thank you for the food he gave her.

"What should I give him? I don't even know what he likes. Maybe I should buy him green tea since that was what he was drinking. Ah what should I do?"

"Sakuri-san what are you doing here?"

"Huh? Aahh!"

Sakuri is startled by seeing Makoto in front of her. Not knowing what to do she waves her hands out beginning to blush and accidently presses a button on the vending machine. Since she already had put the money in it starts vending and strawberry milk comes out.

"Oh, it looks like you were thirsty too huh?"

"W-well I was actually going to buy green tea and give it to you. S-since w-well you threw it at Kaneko and I thought I could repay you for giving me your lunch."

This caused Makoto to have a light chuckle.
"You don't have to repay me back. I did it out of my own free will. I didn't do it while thinking of getting a reward from it.

Sakuri picks up the strawberry milk and holds it up to Makoto.

"H-here I don't k-know if you like it but take it."

"Looks like you won't give it up. I'll take it then."

Makoto takes the strawberry milk and starts to drink it. They both stay there standing not knowing if they should leave or stay. Sakuri is fidgeting again and getting nervous. It stays silent for a while until Makoto finishes the milk and speaks up.

"Thanks for the milk. I got to get going now see ya tomorrow."

"O-okay see ya."

Sakuri walks away smiling knowing that she was able to repay the favor. While Makoto goes to head out downtown he thinks to himself...

Why was she so shy around me?