Chapter 91:

So Cute…

New Leaf!

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Despite it being the afternoon, I fell asleep soon after… I just woke up, and I am currently laying on my bed…Bookmark here

I think my nap also served as some time to think and reflect on these recent events… Bookmark here

It’s so… surreal. That was very unlike Ren, but I can’t complain. His face showed desperation, and he was crying…Bookmark here

I think I know why I resonated so much with his hug — it was very reminiscent of my own hug. I want to forget my childhood, but that was the only detail I clearly remember. It was when I was foolish — it was when I thought I had an adult I could trust. I remember clinging to them the same way Ren did to me. So desperate and resilient… I wanted them to stay so much when I knew their leaving would be inevitable… Bookmark here

To spill so many emotions… I think I can finally rest. I truly believe that I’ve evolved — this is a new chapter in my life — another book is the series — another long-awaited season in that show… I really can’t help but feel overjoyed.Bookmark here

I slowly got up from my bed and walked through the door.Bookmark here

It was time for me to confront Ren once again… Yeesh, this is going to be awkward…Bookmark here

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I walked through the hallway and into the main room. And there he was — Ren Morales. He was sitting at the dining table, wearing the same loungewear he was wearing a moment ago. He was tapping at his laptop — actually, this reminds me of my very first morning here.Bookmark here

“Oh? Good afternoon, Camryn.”Bookmark here

“Yes! Good morning to you too, Ren!”Bookmark here

I was more cheerful. I was a bit louder, my voice sounded peppier, and my smile was wider — not to mention genuine. Bookmark here

And Ren… Well, he sounds as monotone as ever, and his dead fisheyes look the same. Except, he sounded slightly different… Like, his voice was less stern, and his face was more relaxed… I feel extremely comfortable with how he is now — his expressionlessness adds to his charms.Bookmark here

He nodded.Bookmark here

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I was just standing there, doing nothing and widely smiling at him… Oh wait, I’m just standing here, doing nothing and widely smiling at him! Oh, that’s probably creepy.Bookmark here

“Um… S-So Camryn, did you sleep well?”Bookmark here

“Huh? Oh, y-yeah…”Bookmark here

Shoot, it’s awkward!Bookmark here

Ren got up and walked towards his refrigeratorBookmark here

“O-Okay… So, would you like lunch? I just ordered a pizza…”Bookmark here

“Yeah!”Bookmark here

It’s not Alente pizza, but pizza’s pizza and most pizza is good!Bookmark here

But as he got the box from the fridge, something came into my mind. Bookmark here

I remember… It was last night… No, wait, it was actually just a few hours ago — I guess I think it was last night because I slept. But I saw… something. Something I could never get enough of. Something I became obsessed with… I think it was my first time seeing it, but I’ve been captivated by it.Bookmark here

Ren placed the box with the small-sized pizza on the table.Bookmark here

“Okay… After, I planned to-”Bookmark here

Hm… I gently placed my fingers on the corners of Ren’s lips. I then gently raised them…Bookmark here

“Hm?”Bookmark here

“I knew it…”Bookmark here

I smiled laughingly.Bookmark here

“Ren, did you know that you look so handsome when you smile!?”Bookmark here

“H-Huh?”Bookmark here

I slowly moved my fingers away, and he assumed his resting face. But his resting face doesn’t really make him look angry anymore, more so slightly bewildered — though I suppose that’s better.Bookmark here

I put my hands behind my back and leaned forward.Bookmark here

“Ren, please smile widely. Like the one you did earlier…”Bookmark here

“Huh?”Bookmark here

He put his hand behind his neck and turned his head — and he released a small smile. His embarrassed smile is cute, but not what I’m looking for!Bookmark here

“Please? Just smile.”Bookmark here

“Huh? You’ll be disappointed because this one’s not a real smile.”Bookmark here

“True… But real or fake, you still look really cute!”Bookmark here

“Hm…”Bookmark here

His smile changed to a joking and frivolous one.Bookmark here

“Hm… I don’t know… Since you’re asking, it kinda makes me not want to…”Bookmark here

“Oh, c’mon, Ren… That’s mean…”Bookmark here

“Hm…”Bookmark here

This little moment… This moment where Ren’s sneakily smiling and I’m happily laughing along… It’s a good feeling! We’re so frivolous, and we have nothing to worry about. It’s so different, but it’s so great!Bookmark here

After a while of our playfulness, Ren turned to me.Bookmark here

“But really, you should eat. After, we should go to Beattie’s Heart.”Bookmark here

My smile slightly dimmed and I looked at Ren in question.Bookmark here

“Hm? Beattie’s Heart? Why?”Bookmark here

He embarrassedly looked away again.Bookmark here

“Um… We should buy some stuff for you…”Bookmark here

I could tell that he was getting a bit more serious.Bookmark here

“Um… Sorry… Now, I’m going to seriously start looking after you… I think we should buy you some things…”Bookmark here

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“See, that guest bedroom is now your room. But it’s dull, so I think we should really buy you some things to decorate it…”Bookmark here

I can’t help but smile widely again… That room is now mine. A place where I can store my things… A place that’s private to everyone else… I’ve never had a place like that!Bookmark here

I smiled widely at Ren and nodded.Bookmark here

“Yes! I’d love to!”Bookmark here

He returned my nod.Bookmark here

“Right!”Bookmark here

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