Chapter 27:

An Escalation Of Emotions

Why Is This Girl So Shy Around Me?!

Sakuri's fever has gone away and she is able to go to school again. As she arrives at the classroom Makoto is walking behind her.Bookmark here

"Sakuri-san you were able to make it to school today I see. Are you feeling better?" Makoto asked.Bookmark here

"Y-Yes." Sakuri quickly went to sit down in her seat.Bookmark here

Makoto is left confused but goes to sit down. Sakuri buries her head in her arms to hid her blushing. She remembered what happened when Futaba came to visit her and how she confessed her love for Makoto, but she did not remember it was Futaba who came so she is left thinking who it could have been.Bookmark here

'D-Did I actually s-say that. But to w-who?" Sakuri thought to herself.Bookmark here

She started to think of all the possible choices. Bookmark here

'Kiyoshi-san is out of the question since he is barely a new friend. Nakahara-san? No he wouldn't go not by choice. Aoki-san is a possibility but she has to work. I don't think Futaba-san would want to visit at all. All that leaves is Haku-san...'Bookmark here

Sakuri's head explodes with steam coming out from how red she is turning.Bookmark here

'C-Could it b-be? H-Haku-san is a really caring person toward me so it can be possible. Ah! I-Is it possible that I r-really said that in front of him?' Sakuri continued to ponder the possibilities of who it could of been in her room.Bookmark here

-Lunch Break-Bookmark here

Sakuri could not pay attention at all during class. Makoto walks up to her to check on her.Bookmark here

"Hey Sakuri-san are you doing okay? I kept seeing you struggle and hold your head." Makoto asked.Bookmark here

"Uh...yes I-I'm fine." Sakuri said but not being able to make eye contact with Makoto.Bookmark here

"If you say so. Anyways the club is going to meet at the club room and eat lunch there. Do you want to come?"Bookmark here

"S-Sure."Bookmark here

Everyone makes it to the club room and start to eat.Bookmark here

"Where is Futaba-san?" Makoto asked.Bookmark here

"She didn't want to come." Aoki replied back.Bookmark here

Makoto sighs.Bookmark here

"It looks like she still isn't comfortable around us."Bookmark here

Sakuri is fidgeting around and blushing sitting next to Makoto. Makoto notices this and looks over at Sakuri's direction.Bookmark here

"Hey Sakuri-san are you sure you're feeling okay? Your face is really red. I hope you still don't have a fever." Makoto said worried.Bookmark here

Makoto puts his hand on her forehead and is super close to her face. Sakuri's face becomes a deeper shade of red and she starts to make a nervous face.Bookmark here

"Woah your face is really starting to get red." Makoto said with surprise.Bookmark here

From how close Makoto's face is to Sakuri she can't stay still so she gets up and quickly runs away leaving Makoto confused. Sakuri makes it to the roof floor and sees Futaba standing looking up at the sky. She notices that she looks sad and has some tears coming out. Futaba looks over at the door and sees Sakuri. She wipes her tears away.Bookmark here

"H-Hey Sakuri-san what are you doing up here?"Bookmark here

"I-I just wanted to come up here." Sakuri walks up next to Futaba.Bookmark here

"I get what you mean. It really is a nice view up here."Bookmark here

Sakuri stares at her as she is talking and notices that she looks really sad.Bookmark here

"Futaba-san are you doing okay?" Sakuri asked.Bookmark here

"Sakuri-san I think you should just confess to Haku-san. I'm sure he feels the same way."Bookmark here

"Eehh! W-What a-are you saying!" Sakuri yelled while blushing.Bookmark here

"Don't hide it. You told me when I went to take care of you at your house."Bookmark here

Sakuri is shocked and not able to talk back. She now remembered everything from that day. Futaba puts her hands on Sakuri's shoulders.Bookmark here

"You got this Sakuri-san. You can do it." Futaba then gave a smile but it had a sad tone to it.Bookmark here

Futaba heads back to her classroom and Sakuri stays still thinking of what Futaba has just told her. As Futaba is walking down the stairs she stops and starts to cry sitting down on the staircase.Bookmark here

'It's for the best.' Futaba thought to herself.Bookmark here

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