Yagami went home. It seems like his parents were still at the shop. Yet, he still is lying on the couch, thinking about earlier incident. That was very bold of him to hug her, but he cannot stop at his urge of comforting her. She looks delicate and fragile. Her tears made him wanted to protect her and hold her tight in his embrace. Then, he knew that is not going to happen. He had a secret. A secret that tied him and burden him. Well, at least he is by her side.
"Yeah, at the very least I am by her side now"
That night, Yagami texted Kanon,
Hi Kanon, how are doing? Can I come to tomorrow if it’s not bothering you
Hi Kumi-kun, I am fine. :) But before that can you promise me you won't
tell the other about my situation. Sure you can come tomorrow after school. And
can you do me a favor?
Yup, what is that?
Can you accompany to the Sakae-mart tomorrow before we go to my house? I
heard there are having a midyear sale this week. :D
"Not again," he sighed.
He texted her back, saying that he will. Even though, he will having a hard
time with those obasans again.
"It looks like, it is going a hard day tomorrow," he says
and cover himself in the blanket as he is looking forward for the next day to
After the school ended, both Yagami and Kimoto were heading towards the
Sakae-mart. Sakae-mart is the biggest market in that area. However, it will
take them 20 to 30 minutes to go there.
"Kanon, why do we have to go to that mart? It is quiet far. You could
go to the sunshine mart instead. My mother said that they are having sale
"Kumi, I asked you to accompany me to Sakae-mart not Sunshine-mart. I
will go to that shop later or tomorrow perhaps” she replied and not looking at
Kumi nodded. Somehow he understood what she meant. However, Kanon felt
guilty. She don't want to upset him. Eventually, they arrived.
Kumi grabbed the trolley. Kanon put out her shopping list and started
ordering Kumi. After half an hour later, their trolley was full of things.
Then, Kanon realized they still had one thing left to buy. She smirked and
looked at Kumi. Kumi noticed that grin.
"Kumi get me that beef please.." Kanon asked and pleaded. She show
Kanon using her charm to make Kumi obey her. Well, he did. He walked slowly
to the crowded area where they sell that high-class with cheap price. Few
minutes, Kumi managed somehow to grab that precious meat. Before he put the
meat in the trollet, he hold it high as if he won a tournament. Kanon smacked
"Have you no shame! What are you doing? You are making a scene
here."Kanon said half-shouted.
"Kanon, why did you hit me? That's hurt"Kumi said and rubbed his
Kanon laughed and walked to counter and Kumi followed behind like her
servant. They paid for their things and left the market. Kanon was grateful
that Kumi helped her because she sure bought a lot. So, she decided to treat
him a drink at Starbucks. Kumi agreed and walked quickly to follow her pace.
Kumi is very thin but he can carry a lot of things (of course, he is a boy
remember) He is taller than Kanon. He was sweating and his long hair stick on
his neck and his forehead. Typical boys usually have a darker skin but in his
case, he is fair. However, Kanon is fairer than him.
Soon, they arrived at Starbucks. Kanon bought two drinks, orange juice for
her and ice latte for Kumi. Then, they went home by taxi because of the
distance and their heavy things. They argued about the taxi fare which makes
the taxi driver furious. In the end, Kumi paid for the fare because he insisted
that Kanon paid a lot of things already. Kanon agreed anyway.
"Kumi-kun, you can put those things in the kitchen. I'll change and
wait for me okay. I will cook something for you."
"Actually, Kanon I have some things to do but I'll be back"Kumi
grabbed his drink and rushed to the door.
"What’s with him?"Kanon said and changed quickly. She went to her brother’s
room and did her chores. Then, she walked to the kitchen. When she finished,
she sat in the living room, waiting for Kumi. Her throat was dry and she
grabbed her drink.
"What? This is latte. That Kumi took my drink. What an idiot"she
said and finished that latte quickly.
"What took him so long? I am hungry."
Kanon frowned. She drank his drink which means she had an indirect kiss with
Kumi. She touched her lips. She could still taste the latte but she drank
Kumi's drink. However, that was Kumi's fault not her.
"I am sorry Kanon, you did wait for too long"
"It's okay, what is that?"Kanon asked when she noticed the pink
box in Kumi's hand.
"I made this cake yesterday. This is for you. Thank you for cooking me
a delicious dinner yesterday,"he said and smiled.
Kanon blushed. He is so sweet. She took that cake and thanked him. She
invited him to dinner again which he happily agreed on. They ate the delicious
katsudon together. Kumi ate his food happily. Kanon felt a bit guilty. Kumi
helped her and he gave her a cake.
"I am sorry Kumi. I am sorry about earlier."
"What are you apologizing? You did nothing wrong Kanon."
"No, listen Kumi. Actually I was ashamed that I am with you. You know,
if we go to the sunshine-mart our classmate will see us. They will assume that
we are a couple. I am very sorry. It was wrong of me to judge you; you are very
kind and sweet. You helped me and you gave me that cake. I don't deserve
Kumi put down his chopstick and stared at her. Kanon was afraid that he was
going to be mad at her. She is expecting a harsh word from his mouth. However,
"I know that Kanon. You don't have to apologize to me. I know that you
are ashamed of me. I am not that stupid. But I did help you right? It's okay. I
wait until you acknowledge me as your friend." he said and smiled sadly.
Kanon was stunned. He has a gentle heart. He knew that I hurt him but he
still helped me. Things became awkward between them. Kanon took that cake at
ate it. It was so delicious. Kumi stared at her action and waiting for her to
"Kumi, this is delicious. How did you make it?"Kanon said and
avoiding Kumi's eyes.
Kumi was relieved. She ate his cake. He knew that was a sign for their
friendship to bloom. Their relationship is growing. He is not expecting much.
She befriends him.
"Hey, don't eat it by yourself. Give me some"
Kanon smiled and pulled out her tongue.
"No Kumi, you took my drink"she stared at him and smirked.
Kumi forgot about that and he bowed at her.
"I am sorry, I was in a hurry that’s why I took the wrong drinks
Kanon hit his head and put a spoonful of cake in his mouth. So he could shut
Then they laughed happily.