|Writer: 結城由乃 (Yuuki Yoshino)|
|Location: Commercial District|
|Are you alright, Ritsu-kun? I might've been the one who asked you to be my guide in the first place, but shall we head into that coffee shop over there?|
|Ugh, I guess I underestimated the afternoon sun. Combine that with the air of enthusiasm everybody around here is giving off, and it's getting pretty tough for me...|
|Hey now, don't crouch down in the middle of the sidewalk. Can you get up?
You're getting in the way of other people. The coffee shop is only a few steps away, so do your best for just a little longer. Or should I piggyback you instead?
|Eh... Do you even have the strength to carry me? Won't you get exhausted halfway?|
|I'll think about that when the time comes. Come on, Ritsu-kun. Give me your hand.
Ah, what should I do with the cardboard box? Can I just leave it here and pick it back up later?
|No way, I need that. If Anija happens to pass by, I'll put this over my head and slip past him.|
|I can't imagine that something like that would fool him... Well, I can't say for certain, however.
Hmm, what a bind. It'd be difficult for me to carry both Ritsu-kun and the cardboard box at the same time... so I suppose I have no choice but to sacrifice one of them.
Life is but one choice after the other, after all.
Should I sacrifice Ritsu-kun or the box? The future could change depending on this decision — I have to think with the utmost prudence.
|You're enjoying yourself, aren't you?|
|Oh, so you noticed? And here I thought I was saying that with a grave expression.|
|That's what they call covering your head and leave your bottom exposed — you were totally smiling with your eyes. Has arriving to the shopping district after leaving downtown made you that happy?|
|Haha, you're pretty sharp. You're exactly right.
This is just second to the shopping mall in terms of places I had wanted to go to. I'm afraid I've gotten quite excited.
I'm sorry for making you accompany me even though you're not feeling well, Ritsu-kun.
|You're apologizing, Ecchan? Is it going to rain tomorrow? Stop that, I don't really like the rain.
You said you were going to go look for a bed with me, aren't you? I was thinking about it on the way here, but I guess making the shopping mall itself my bed isn't such a bad idea.
Like you said, there's no sunlight even in the middle of the day, and it has air conditioning too. All the loud people there is a drawback, but...
I heard it's a pretty big place, so there's a possibility that there'll be a floor that's on the quiet side.
So don't apologize like you did something bad. It's not like you really caused me any trouble.
|Fufu, is that so? You've got a cute side to you as well, Ritsu-kun... there there ♪|
|Get your hand off my head. Ugh... I should've never said anything that'd make you get cocky...
Hm? This smells like... Haakun?
[sniff sniff]... It really is. And there's Suuchan beside him. What are they doing together?