Another week has flown by, and before I knew it, it’s already Friday.
Even my steps to school feel a bit lighter today.
Today’s the last day of school.
In other words, summer vacation starts tomorrow.
I have so many things I want to do this summer that I have a feeling it will be a busy one.
After listening to the principal’s unusually long speech, we returned to the classroom for a slightly longer homeroom session before being dismissed.
To be honest, there’s nothing particularly noteworthy to talk about.
As for Yuuto, he has some track and field competitions during summer vacation, so he’ll be busy.
I envy his physical stamina, as I’m not much of an athlete.
But I’ll find my own way to enjoy this summer.
And so, Saturday came.
I waited for Kaoru-san at Nagoya Station.
“Sorry for the wait, Yuki-kun.”
“No worries, I just got here too!”
“Fufu, good then.”
“Where are we headed today?”
“Um, we’re going to GloryCute again, like last week.”
I have a bad feeling about this.
“I’m parked in the same spot as last time; shall we go?”
I was swept along and ended up heading to the same building as last week with Kaoru-san.
As we approached her car, I noticed someone sitting in the passenger seat.
“Huh? There’s someone in your car, Kaoru-san.”
“Oh, I forgot to introduce her.
That’s my sister, Yura.
She’s the one who made Yuka Shirahime’s 3D model.”
As Yura-san noticed us approaching the car, she waved from inside.
Upon getting inside, Yura-san spoke to me.
“You’re Yuki-kun, right? You might have heard from my sister earlier, but I’m Yura, Yuka Shirahime’s 3D modeler. Nice to meet you!”
“Yes! Nice to meet you too!”
“You look so cute in person, too, Yuki-kun!”
“I-Is that so…?”
Even though I knew I was being praised, it gave me mixed feelings as a guy.
“So, how come Yura-san is with us today?”
I was curious, so I asked both of them.
“You don’t have a way to live stream outside, right, Yuki-kun?”
Now that she mentions it, I don’t have a laptop, so I can’t use the 3D model for live streaming.
“Huh? So that means…”
“That’s right, today’s stream will be done on the phone.”
“Did I also say something about that last week?!”
“You only said an off-collab with me and nothing more, so I had a hunch this would happen. That’s why I handled things for us.”
“Urk, I’m already grateful that you went and secured a place…”
“Don’t worry about it. The manager over there is my senior, and they’re pretty flexible and accommodating. They said anytime is okay if you want to wear costumes.”
“Why are they going that far for me…?”
“You might not realize it, Yuki-kun, but guys who look like you without cosmetic surgery don’t exist.”
“I recall being called cute a lot as a kid, but is my kind really that uncommon?”
“Hmm, well, there are those who look like girls if they put on makeup. But there are very few people like you who have a cute voice, small height, and feminine shoulders. The list just goes on. I can confidently say there’s no one quite like you, Yuki-kun.”
“So that’s my strength, huh…”
“Exactly. And I like boys like you, Yuki-kun.”
When they said they liked me, I felt so embarrassed that my face turned bright red.
“I’m telling you, don’t put yourself down. Have confidence and let the whole world know you’re cute!”
“Wait, pleased don’t tell me today’s stream is…”
“That’s right; we’re going to show off just your adorableness!”
“And I was called here as the camerawoman to capture that!” chimes in Yura-san bashfully.
As we talked, we arrived at the building and headed to the manager’s room, where we were guided last week.
“Why hello, Yuki sweetie! It has been a week!
I heard from Kaoru-chan that you’ll be streaming today. How about wearing the same outfit as last time?
The same person will do your makeup, so you can relax, honey!”
“All right then, I’ll go change too. Yuki-kun, you go ahead.”
And so, I was led to the same room as before.
“Okay, Yuki-kun, you can leave the rest to me!”
“Yes, please take care of me!”
“Allll done! It’s the same as last week, but what do you think?”
“It’s, uh, I look cute…”
“Right?! You’re adorable, Yuki-kun! Good luck with the stream!”
“Ready, Yuki-kun?” asks Kaoru-san as she knocks on the door.
“Yes, I’m ready!”
“Okay, come outside.”
I decided to open the door and follow Kaoru-san, but…
I was greeted by a beautiful lady in front of me.
“What…do you think? Does it look good on me?”
“Y-Yes! You look amazing!”
Kaoru-san is wearing a frilly dress that’s mainly black, just like mine.
Her legs are slender that I can’t help but stare.
“Fufu, that’s a relief.
You look great, too, Yuki-kun.”
“(He’s not Yuka-chan today, huh?)”
I felt like Kaoru-san muttered something under her breath.
“Did you say something, Kaoru-san?”
“Hm? I didn’t.”
Then, we went into the room to start the stream.
“Ooh! You both look stunning!”
“Ah, Yuki-kun blushing is so cute!”
“Right? I knew you’d understand, Yura!”
“But the two of you look just like sisters; I feel like the odd one out. It’s a bit lonely…”
“You’re my precious little sister, Yura, so don’t worry, okay?”
“I just felt like saying it; I’m fine!”
With that, Yura-san mischievously sticks out her tongue.
“All right then, are you two ready?”
“Here we go!”
At Yura-san’s signal, the stream began.
However, just the thought of so many people seeing me dressed up made it impossible for me to calm down.