This chapter comes in Sedrim’s Point of View, and changes to Aria’s Point of View later.
Chapter 91 – Misunderstandings 3
The bell of 6 O’clock rang, and I realized how much time already passed.
I’ve met Sakura 1 hour ago, and our hands have been connected ever since, it was embarrassing at first, but it became natural after a while.
But when I think I need to let go of it, I feel a little disappointed, no, not just a little. However, Sakura cooked for me, and I was really looking forward to it. But… To release this hand…
I think this is a very luxurious trouble. However, I was suffering for real this time, to the point I was happy she didn’t release our hands while still searching for a place for us to eat.
However1, all good things come to an end. She soon found a good place, and asked me to give her the bag I was carrying. While crying inside my heart, I gave her the bag while struggling to not show those feelings.
But when Sakura was about to take the bag, she looked at her hands and shook! Sakura also doesn’t want to let go of our hands…! My heart is full of joy right now…!
She was embarrassed, but she let go of my hands and took the bag.
I feel lonely with that warmth disappearing, but I can endure it by knowing she was also lonely.
I need to stay composed right now.
I feel happy to know she prepared all that for me, and I watch, in a daze, her setting things up.
She even prepared tea in advance, I’m so happy.
「Saa, shall we eat?」
I came back to my senses after hearing her, only to see that the bentous were all lined up before me.
The colorful Bentou incites my appetite.
「As usual, what Sakura makes is delicious… You said this is a sandwich? This meat with vegetables looks very delicious.」
As I remembered the name of the dish that I only ate once, a nice reply came back.
「Prince likes meat, right? While I may be a bit biased, it’s quite luxurious to have this kind of picnic lunch. I may not have red sausage, but I have all the classic things for it.」
She knows my taste…! Moreover, she gave me lots of it. I don’t understand what’s that about sausage, but everything looks very delicious ….
「Mu? Who told you I like meat?」
I tried hearing my embarrassment after hearing it. But to think she even knows my taste….
「I could notice it just by looking at you, aren’t you always very happy whenever you eat meat?」
What!? Then that means Sakura was watching me! To think she watched me so as to prepare according to what I like…
I reflexively replied due to my astonishment.
「Is that so…? You are looking very carefully.」
I was happy I could stop my voice from trembling with that.
「It is fun to watch it, but your belly is growing, you know?」
I reached for a sandwich so as to avoid the topic. Everything seemed delicious…
There was a lot of food, but Sakura was the one that made it. Leaving any is not an option. I ate all. Even if my stomach ached due to being full, I kept on eating, and I continued until there was nothing left. And then, I couldn’t move due to pain..
But I can change this pain to joy. Because this food is filled with Sakura’s love for me. To eat it, is to accept all of Sakura’s love.
…… So, I want you to forgive me for not being able to move.
She was looking a bit worries, so I told her.
「I’ve eaten too much because it was too delicious. I’ll get better if I rest a bit.」
She was looking relieved, and also amazed, I guess she knew she made too much, and didn’t expect me to eat it al.
You understand, you understand. But I ate it all, I finished it!
But my stomach is really hurting, so let’s lie down a bit….
The calm wind and warm sunlight feels comfortable….
Everything seems to be blessing us…
What…? I feel a bit ticklish….
「… Was I…… Sleeping…?」
It seems that I fell asleep after eating due to the comfortableness of the warm sunlight.
When I slowly opened my eyes, I saw black eyes looking back at me.
「…… Good, morning…」
Lovely, her small lips moved.
「…… Aah… For how long was I sleeping? 」
I looked at her eyes on a half-asleep state.
「It hasn’t been too long, about four and a half minutes.」
My eyes shook a bit… It was a surprisingly small amount of time… And why is her face so close?
「Is that so? I’m sorry for the trouble… By the way, what am I laying at? It’s soft and comfortable…」
Since the pillow was comfortable, I didn’t raise my head. I’m still a bit confused, but things are comfortable enough, so it should be alright… However, I should have slept on the cloth… Did Sakura prepare a pillow for me? It’s quite the comfortable one… I wonder if she can give it to me?
Thinking of that, I reached towards the pillow.
A pretty voice rose from her.
What’s wrong…? But it’s a soft pillow… It is warm and soft, but also elastic. I want to touch it forever ….
「Oh, Prince…. That, is mine…」
The moment I heard that, my half-asleep head started spinning.
A face I’m looking directly at the eyes, A feeling of something behind my head, the soft feel of human skin, a feeling similar to when I held her hand…
Those things connected within my head.
In other words, what I was touching now is…!
「So-sorry! I was still half-asleep… I’m truly sorry!」
Even if I was half-sleep, I did not behave appropriately.
Rather Sakura lent me her knees as a favor. To stroke like that is…
The feeling of it on my hand came back.
While desperately shaking it off, I hurriedly lowered my head.
「N-no… it’s okay… If you liked it, it’s okay…」
Aah, she is so sweet…. Even though it would be okay to hate me for doing this! Yet she still…!
Even if I try to forget, the soft and resilient feel comes back every time. Which makes me shake my head desperately.
Due to that, I couldn’t see her face properly.
At that moment, something caught my eyes.
「Ah-ah… Did you put the blanket on… I’m sorry…」
I folded the blanket and gave it to her.
「Ah, no…… Because the wind is chilly… I thought you could catch a cold…」
She told me such a kind thing while receiving it.
She is so gentle, I feel like I’m taking advantage of her kindness…!
I want to hit myself now that I woke up.
Suddenly I remembered my goal today.
Yes, Sakura might enjoy that!
So, I suggested it.
「Do you want to walk a little? There is something I wish to show Sakura. It is quite the unusual thing, but I think Sakura will like it, since it’s beautiful.」
Yes, I wanted to show that sight today.
She nodded immediately.
「Yes, I want to see it…」
Since it’s decided, let’s move immediately.
…… I’m definitely not trying to escape the awkward air…
We remembered the important thing while looking at them.
Yeah, I was passionate about chasing my Onii-sama, so I didn’t prepare lunch. Of course, we can skip lunch when we’re busy, so it’s not something I usually mind much.
But in front of me, is Sakura-chan’s cooking. I know how skilled she is, and the wind is bringing the scent here…! For us who are conscious of our hunger now, this is just torture…!
「Hime-sama, please calm down! If you rampage they’ll notice us!」
「Let me go! Let me go right now! If it’s for the sake of eating Sakura-chan’s food, then being noticed is not a problem!」
「Aah! Onii-sama is eating so much by himself…! Leave some for me at least!」
Before my eyes, Onii-sama is carrying Sakura-chan’s dishes to his mouth one after the other.
Because I am suppressed by Chiffon, I can only move my hands around.
Eh? They didn’t notice this whole rampage? Fufun, thanks to the magic of the girl I brought here, the sound isn’t reaching them. So, they won’t notice it even if I make a large noise?
「Aah! I can’t see that anymore…! Onii-sama, I’ll make you regret this later!」
「Aria, calm down. You can just ask her to cook for you later, can’t you?」
「Now! Now! I want to eat now! Chiffon, let go!」
「I can’t! Please help me pin her down!」
After Sakura-chan’s dish disappeared, Onii-sama laid down.
「Haa, haa… I showed an unsightly behavior… I’m okay now.」
I feel like I got unnecessarily hungrier because of the rampage ….
「Ah- look, Sakura-sama’s and Denka’s3 head…」
Hurried by Chiffon’s words, I looked towards them and saw Sakura-chan giving a lap pillow to Onii-sama.
「Onii-sama! I’m so envious! I want to replace you right now!」
「They are a lovey dovey couple aren’t they?」
「Sakura-sama, you pretend to be courteous, but you’re actually with Denka…」
「Ara ara, youth is certainly changing…」
「Sakura-sama is going to kiss…!」
「It can’t be! Sakura-chan’s cute lips with Onii-sama…!?」
「Ara ara, tonight me and your majesty will…」
「Hiii, I saw nothing, I heard nothing!」
However our support was in vain and Sakura-chan just stroke Onii-sama’s hair…
But, when we saw Sakura-chan’s smile, we couldn’t say anything else
「Kii-! Sakura-chan’s smile is being directed to Onii-sama…!」
「Ufufu, Sakura-sama is so lovely…」
「I’ll have to tell your majesty to cancel his plans for tonight….」
「Shi-! Denka seems to have awakened!」
「Kyaa-! What do you think of Sakura-chan’s thighs!?」
「I wonder if the night will come soon…」
Kuu- Onii-sama, such an envious position you’re in…! I’ll make you regret that later!
- I swear it is not my fault, the author was the one without creativity and that decided to use しかし on three paragraphs in a row! >.< ↩
- I have been putting those “-” without explaining anything, though I might do a footnote on it. Basically, I’m using it whenever the character is finishing a word with “っ”, it’s a character that symbolizes a small pause, and it’s usually represented by double consonant letters (like, Yukkuri would be ゆっくり, while yukuri would be ゆくり.), I didn’t have a good way of depicting that small pause, so I used the hiphen at the end of the word. ↩
- In case you forgot, Denka basically means “Your Highness”, I’m not translating it because she calls the prince “Prince Denka” when they talk directly, and it would be a mouthful to write that… ↩
- The author put this part from Chiffon on Katakana… I think the intent was that it is supposed to be a really quick speech, so you can’t identify it properly (since it’s terribly hard to read stuff without kanji), so I put it all together to give a similar feeling… I made the initial of each letter on caps on my own though, there is no caps on Japanese in the first place. ↩