Part 25: Episode 24: Quiet Moments Shared
Even though I was worrying about Ryouta and his mother, I knew that this was something I shouldnt stick my head into without permission, so I ignored the uneasy feeling in my gut and continued to prepare for finals. Thankfully, all of my studying paid off, and I was top of the class!
Christmas Eve came pretty quickly afterwards, and I was enjoying the day at home when
Meet me in the park at 7.
Whats going on? I hope it isnt something bad.
I left for the park, worried for what might await me there.
Nope. Sorry for dragging you out like this, Goon.
What is it? Is your mother okay?
Yeah, shes fine now. Thanks.
Going home is too lonely. So I thought maybe if I talked to you Id feel a little better.
So you called me? Do you feel better?
Yep Thank you.
Oh Sorry, sitting out here on Christmas Eve is kind of sad. Want to go somewhere?
I dont mind, Ryouta. Anywheres fine with you.
And so Ryouta and I spent the evening sitting together in the park.
The music stops.
But its raining!
Id go to the shrine, but this weather makes the wilderness dangerous. I think Ill sleep in like a good girl instead.
With the end of winter break came the last semester of classes. Thankfully, there were no tests to worry about, so it looked to be a very relaxed semester for me.
In fact, it was so relaxed that before I knew it, it was Legumentines!
Since I knew Ryouta was going through a lot, I thought itd be nice to get him some seeds. Yknow, as a friendly gesture.
Since his stomach isnt in the best condition, I decided to pick up some calm corn for him.
Umm, do you have a minute?
Sure. Whats up?
Here! Calm corn, for Legumentines!
I love these. Theyre really good!
It said they were easy on birds stomachs, so I thought you might!
I now sometimes its tough, but I like being around you and helping you, Ryouta.
You like udon, right? Let me take you out sometime.
He seems happy. Yay!