Finally, the day to depart for Comiket has arrived.
Instead of taking the bullet train, I ended up going with Kaoru-san and Yura-san in their car.
I’m grateful, but aren’t I imposing too much on them?
But when they insist so firmly on going together, I can’t exactly refuse…
And now, as I’m being jostled in the car…
“I know I’ve said this before, but you’re super adorable, Yuki-kun!”
“Why don’t you just become my little sister?”
“But I’m a guy!”
For some reason, Yura-san and I are in the back seat together.
And why does she keep patting my head so much?!
It’s really embarrassing!
“Um, Yura, I think Yuki-kun is starting to feel hot.”
“Huh?! Not to me, though?”
“Well, I’m not hot, but… being patted on the head is a bit embarrassing…”
“Ahhhhh! You’re cute when you’re embarrassed too!!!”
“W-What do you want me to do?!”
“Yura, calm down!
The car is shaking a lot!”
Yura-san returns to her original position, looking a bit downcast.
From there, time passed leisurely, and before I knew it, Yura-san had fallen asleep.
“Ah, Yura fell asleep.”
“It seems so.”
“She seemed to be looking forward to today…”
“What was she looking forward to?”
“Hmm, it might not be a pleasant story for you, Yuki-kun, but Yura is the youngest child.”
“She admired the idea of having a younger brother or sister, and I think she sees you as a surrogate younger sibling.”
“W-Well, I am younger…”
“She’s not the type to do anything that would upset you, so I’d appreciate it if you could indulge her to some extent.”
“A little bit won’t hurt, I guess…”
Some people might wish for this, but I’m the type who gets embarrassed first. Excessive physical contact might be a little bad for my heart.
And it’s also a bit hurtful to be not seen as a guy…
But if I can make them happy, then that’s a good thing too.
“We’ve got a long way to go, so feel free to sleep if you get tired, Yuki-kun.”
“Okay! But I can still keep going!”
“All right, let’s take a lunch break at the next service area then, shall we?”
And so, the car safely arrived at the next large service area.
This was a service area in a region known for its dumplings, which were on the restaurant’s menu.
We all ordered dumplings to fill our stomachs, bought drinks, and used the restroom.
It’s hell when you feel the urge to go once you’re on the road, so it’s essential to go when you can.
It seems that Yura-san will be driving from this service area.
Don’t tell me…
“(So, it has come to this, after all…)”
I thought, glancing at Kaoru-san, who was sitting next to me.
Then, a situation far beyond my imagination took place.
There wasn’t such a sound, but it perfectly described the situation.
Kaoru-san is hugging me.
“A-Are you asleep?”
“Ah, so her hugging habit hasn’t been cured…”
“What do you mean by ‘hugging habit’?!”
“Um, you know some people in the world who can’t sleep deeply unless they have a body pillow or something, right?”
“I do hear about such people occasionally…”
“In my sister’s case, she has a habit of hugging anything close to her when she’s unconscious…” she adds with a bitter smile, not expecting people could be targets too.
I thought it couldn’t be helped since it was a habit, but wait a moment…
There are certain things that shouldn’t be touching!
And, like, I can totally feel them!!!
Seeing Kaoru-san’s peaceful sleeping face, I didn’t have the heart to wake her up, so I endured.
Perhaps due to the comfort of being hugged, I lost consciousness.
The car jolts a bit, bringing me back to my senses.
At that moment, I felt something soft against my face.
It wasn’t my imagination.
Kaoru-san is still hugging me.
My face is buried in her chest.
This position feels even worse than before!
“Hm? Did someth…”
When I unintentionally raised my voice, it seemed Kaoru-san woke up too.
“O-Oh, I-I’m sorry, Yuki-kun!”
As she apologizes and lets go of me, Kaoru-san’s face is slightly red.
“Pwah- U-Um, hugging is still fine…Okay, maybe not really, but let’s not forget I’m still a guy, so…!”
“I know that in my head, but for some reason, I thought it was okay because it was you… I’m sorry.”
“You’re too trusting, Kaoru-san!
You know they say all men are wolves!
What if I was that kind of person?!”
“(Yuki-kun being a wolf… that could be.)”
“Did you say something…?”
“Huh?! It’s just your imagination!”
“What are you two flirting about?”
“We’re not flirting!”
“We are not flirting!”
“You’re perfectly in sync…
Anyway, it doesn’t matter, we’re stuck in traffic, so it’ll take a bit longer. Feel free to sleep some more if you want.”
“Got it, Yura, thanks.”
“Um… sorry, and thank you…”
“Good night, Yuki-kun.”
After that, we finally arrived at our destination in a mess.