Chapter 45:

Extra Story #1 - Girl Talk

Confession Games

After their outing at the amusement park, the girls of the High School Life Assistance Club organized a sleepover that would be held at Hinata and Sachiko's house. Tohka was also invited but she refused with the reason that she didn't want to intrude on them any further. Kanami tried to persuade her but it was  a fruitless effort as she wasn't aware of how uncomfortable Tohka was around Sachiko and Hinata. She didn't hate them or anything, but both had the type of high-class aura that a common girl like herself had trouble enduring. She would naturally tough it out when she heard that a certain boy would be there at the amusement park, but she didn't want to risk her stomach's condition any more.Bookmark here

The three beautiful girls were in a pink bedroom decorated with stuffed animals that screamed femininity while dressed in plain, loose nightgowns. Sachiko sat on the bed with a black cat purring on her lap, while Hinata was brushing Kanami's hair. It was nothing out of the ordinary for a sleepover, but surely there would be many at their school who would empty their bank accounts for a single picture of this private time.Bookmark here

Unaware of how valuable this scene was, Kanami whispered to Hinata who was brushing her hair with a serene expression.Bookmark here

"I didn't know Amakawa was a cat-lover."Bookmark here

"Yes, she never said it but I could tell that she always wanted a cat since we were kids. Unfortunately, one of her brothers was allergic to them so she couldn't ask for it."Bookmark here

"I see."Bookmark here

While watching Sachiko who gently petted the cat with an angelic smile, Kanami couldn't help admiring how she would be a match for any celebrity. She knew that Amakawa was already popular, but if a picture of this got out she would likely be a solid competitor for most beautiful in the entire school.Bookmark here

As her mind drifted along there, Kanami recalled a topic that was a staple for a sleepover for girls.Bookmark here

With a slightly excited tone she asked Sachiko, "Amakawa, you've dated a few times right?"Bookmark here

Both Sachiko and Hinata flinched at her question, but after exchanging glances Sachiko sighed and responded.Bookmark here

"That's right."Bookmark here

Kanami then went on to ask, "So, which one did you like the most?"Bookmark here

As she looked into Kanami's pure eyes, Sachiko wondered what to tell her before eventually returning a question to get a better grasp of her intentions.Bookmark here

"Why do you ask?"Bookmark here

"No reason. I just thought that it was a good topic for a sleepover."Bookmark here

Unknown to Kanami, Hinata and Sachiko were relieved by her response. Sachiko's relationships certainly weren't what she was looking for so she decided to stir the conversation away from that topic.Bookmark here

"Well, no matter how much I liked them, it's all the same after we break up. What about you? Did you ever regret rejecting any of the confessions you received?"Bookmark here

With the spotlight being placed on her, Kanami had a slight blush as she answered.Bookmark here

"Uh, well, I'm not sure."Bookmark here

"Did none of them catch your eye?" Hinata asked.Bookmark here

"It's not that but, I just couldn't feel that click, you know?"Bookmark here

The other two girls nodded despite being as ignorant of that 'click' as she was, but no one was there to point it out.Bookmark here

The conversation then settled down, but Sachiko realized that she could use this as a chance to get a  certain piece of information.Bookmark here

She cleared her throat and looked at the two beauties.Bookmark here

"By the way, how do you two feel about the guys in our club? Like Zakushi."Bookmark here

Hinata raised a brow as it wasn't a typical question for Sachiko, but she still took the lead in replying.Bookmark here

"Hmm, well despite how he normally acts he always actively participates in our discussions and properly takes care of his tasks. His looks aren't bad either plus there was that incident when he overslept which was really cute."Bookmark here

Kanami and Sachiko were especially in agreement with that last point. Once Hinata was finished, Sachiko asked, "So does he meet your standards?"Bookmark here

"No, I don't think we would make a good couple."Bookmark here

"I would have to disagree with you there but okay."Bookmark here

Sachiko acted like this was the first time she heard this answer from Hinata, but that was an act so that she could smoothly move on to the person she really wanted to ask.Bookmark here

"What about you Kirisaki? You've done with requests with him. What do you think about him?"Bookmark here

Kanami had already formed a response in her head, so when Sachiko called her she was ready.Bookmark here

"Zakushi's normally quiet but he'll answer if you ask him something and even if he's frowning he'll still try to help you. Oh, and he buys me food sometimes."Bookmark here

'He does what?'Bookmark here

There was a new question that needed to be asked, but they allowed Kanami to continue.Bookmark here

"Overall he's a nice guy but he feels more like a big brother."Bookmark here

"I, see."Bookmark here

Sachiko was slightly astonished by the news that even Zakushi spoiled her, but she didn't show it and went on to the main matter.Bookmark here

"What about Akishiro?"Bookmark here

When Haruto's name was said, Sachiko could see that one person flinched while the other hid their reaction behind a solid mask.Bookmark here

Luckily for Haruto's sake, Kanami didn't act in a way that made it obvious that she liked him, but her fondness of him was undeniable. However, the answer she gave was surprising.Bookmark here

"I, don't know."Bookmark here

"You don't know?"Bookmark here

"If you asked me to name his good points then I would have no problem, and I know that I like him but..."Bookmark here

Instead of Sachiko, it was Hinata who continued her statement.Bookmark here

"You don't know if you want to date him."Bookmark here

"Yeah that's right."Bookmark here

Sachiko stared suspiciously at Hinata as she waited for her answey, but she had a counter prepared this time.Bookmark here

"What about you Sachiko? How do you see the two?"Bookmark here

"Me, well..."Bookmark here

And the secret girls' talk continued...Bookmark here

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