Why Is This Girl So Shy Around Me?!
It is now the weekend everyone is doing their own thing. Makoto, Kota and Kiyoshi are playing video games at Makoto's house. Futaba is hanging out with her separate friends. And Sakuri is currently home helping her mother with cleaning the house.
"Yasu you know you don't have to help me around the house." Her mother said.
"I know, but I enjoy helping around the house." Sakuri said with joy.
Her mother sighs.
"Kids your age should be having fun and hanging out with friends going places. When I was your age I was going up and down town with my friends and also having fun times with your father." Sakuri's mother started to have a frown near the end of her sentence thinking of the past.
Sakuri's phone started to ring.
"Hmm. Who could that be?" Sakuri's mother asked.
Sakuri picks up her phone and answers.
"Hey Sakuri-senpai what are you doing right now?"
"Aoki-san? I'm just cleaning around my house." Sakuri replied
"Oh if you're busy today then I'll leave you alone if you want."
Sakuri's mother quickly walked toward the phone and next to Sakuri.
"Hey Yasu go and hang out with your friend. I can take care of the house today." Sakuri's mother had a smile in her face knowing more about her daughters friends.
"O-Okay then. Aoki-san I'm actually available today."
"Really! Yeah! Alright I'll text you where to meet up. See you soon." Aoki hung up with excitement.
-Half an hour later-
Sakuri is waiting at the meetup spot in the middle of town and Aoki is nowhere to be seen.
'Aoki is running late. I wonder what's going on.' Sakuri thought to herself.
Then from afar Aoki can be seen running while waving her hand.
"Sakuri-senpai!" Aoki yelled while running to let her know that she is here.
"Aoki-san your late what happened?"
"Sorry I lost track of time." Aoki said while trying to catch her breath.
"So where are we going today?" Sakuri asked.
"How about we go get some ice cream and sit down in the meantime as I cool down." Aoki suggested.
Sakuri and Aoki walk for a while looking for an ice cream shop and finally arrive at one.
"Hello what can I get you today?" The man working behind the counter said.
"Can I get a vanilla and chocolate double scoop ice cream on a cone." Aoki ordered.
"Can I get vanilla ice cream in a cup." Sakuri didn't want to worry about the ice cream dripping out of the cone.
As they are waiting Aoki can't believe how simple Sakuri's order was.
"How could you just get vanilla in a cup? What's wrong with a cone?"
"I-It's just I wanted to have it be e-easy to eat t-that's all." Sakuri stuttered away.
They receive their ice creams and sit on a bench outside and begin to eat.
"This taste so good!" Aoki was jumping with joy from eating her ice cream.
"Hey Aoki-san you have a job don't you? How are you able to go out today?" Sakuri wondered.
"Today I have a day off. My mom let me take it easy for one day since she said that she was closing today because she ran out of ingredients." Aoki replied.
"How did she run out of ingredients?"
"Well my mom says it has something to do with all of the customers lately. She said that after that day Haku-senpai came to our ramen shop that more people had noticed it and arrived more. Speaking about it now it actually makes sense."
"What makes sense?" Sakuri asked.
"I think that Haku-senpai secretly helped in making our restaurant be more out there. I notice a week ago there was signs that were posted that lead to our direction and we didn't put them there at all. That Haku-senpai he really is something huh?" Aoki said while thinking how caring of a person Makoto is.
"Yeah I know." Sakuri said with a smile forming which Aoki noticed.
"Speaking of which you like Haku-senpai don't you?" Aoki teasingly said.
This caused Sakuri to blush and start to stutter even more.
"W-What a-are you talking a-about?"
"It's okay I know already and in fact I've been knowing for some time now. You know he is a good choice for you. You should just confess to him already what's their to risk anyway." Aoki said trying to encourage Sakuri.
"W-Well a lot...I don't w-want to risk our friendship." Sakuri seemed down thinking of how she would feel if Makoto would reject her causing the end of their friendship.
"That's silly that would never happen. Haku-senpai thinks of you as one of his best friends. You just need to have more confidence in yourself." Aoki said while tapping Sakuri in the back.
They both continue eating their ice cream after that which leaves Sakuri thinking of what to do. She ponders about the possible outcomes that can arise if she were to confess.
'Me confessing to Haku-san?' Sakuri thinks to herself.
She imagines the scene playing out and Makoto saying yes which makes her get super red and steam to come out of her. Aoki tries to cool her down.
For the rest of the day Aoki and Sakuri hang out doing various things like shopping, trying on new clothes, doing karoake and walking around town. Sakuri arrives home and thinks how much fun they had together and how good of a friendship she has with Aoki.
'Our friendship truly is strong.' Sakuri said to herself.