Your lie in April Fanfiction: Symphony of Love - 22. Chapter 22: Sunny Days
Chapter 22: Sunny Days
It was Sunday. A boy and a girl were spending their time together at the local mall. There were more people around than usual, some were there for the ridiculous discounts at a popular clothing shop, others were buying tickets for an upcoming movie. The boy and the girl however were just standing in front of a claw game machine.
“Normally I would say the game is rigged…” The black haired boy said.
“I guess.” The blonde haired girl said in return while watching him.
“But I refuse to be defeated by this thing.” He continued. “So, just a liiiitle bit to the left aaand…”
“Careful.” The girl stood behind him, watching as his hands were shaking.
“THERE! I GOT IT!” The boy shouted. The claw machine ate a lot of his money, he even lost count of how many times he tried and failed to grab the Snoopy plush.
The girl was clapping behind him.
“Here, I want you to have it.” The boy said as he gave it to her, all proud of himself.
“You’re a sore loser, you know that?” She had an embarrassed expression on her face.
“Eh? What do you mean?”
“Well… We’ve been here for about… an hour now.”
“Wha-? It’s already been an hour?”
“…I guess I lost track or time, didn’t I…”
“Hey… uh… Kousei?”
“Look over there.” She said, pointing towards a nearby toy store.
Kousei then realized he wasted all that time and money in vain.
“T-they’re selling the exact same plush…” He covered his face with his hands.
“I just noticed it too. Sorry, it’s my fault…”
“Don’t get all sad now, it’s not your fault, I was the one who wouldn’t give up.”
“But I was the one who said it looks cute. You wouldn’t have spent so much time and money on it if I hadn’t said that…”
“Kaori.” The boy took her hand in his. “Sorry for making you feel guilty about this. As you said, I don’t like losing. And that machine over there was a formidable opponent!” He tried to cheer her up. “And besides, you asked me to stop quite a few times. So don’t worry, I’m the one to blame here.”
“If you say so…” Her face brightened. “Well, I guess all I can do now is love this little Snoopy so much that he’ll be worth these money!” She hugged the plush to her chest. Once again, her special smile showed up.
“Yeah, and come on, we still have some time to ourselves.”
“By the way, Kousei, I wanted to show you this new shop. They have those old records you said you wanted.”
“Alright, let’s go.”
Kousei enjoyed the rest of the day, shopping with Kaori. It became a habit of theirs to go out on Sunday and check out every music shop they could, listening to the newest hits or sometimes classics. They were even exchanging their favorite playlists.
It was now evening.
“You could stop by, you know? Mom and dad love having you over for dinner.” Kaori told him as they were nearing the Miyazono bakery.
“I don’t know. I had dinner with you a lot lately. I don’t want them to think I’m too lazy to cook for myself or something like that.”
“You think too much.”
“Hey now, I have to impress them, you know?”
“They already like you though.”
“I guess, but still, I have to show them that I’m reliable and trustworthy.”
“Then you can do that by having dinner with us. You can’t impress them if you don’t talk to them more often, right? And besides, you’re already more reliable than most of the other boys your age.”
“You mean it?” Kousei’s feet stopped.
“Of course. You’re more than any girl could ask for.”
Kaori’s cheeks reddened as she realized what she just said.
“A-anyway, you have to stay for dinner, I promised mom I’ll ask you to.”
Kousei was still looking at her, unable to say anything. Kaori took him by by surprise.
“…O-okay. I guess I’ll come.”
His words got him another smile from Kaori, followed immediately by a hug.
It felt like time had stopped for them. Kousei closed his eyes, taking in her scent, the feel of her hair, the warmth of her body, a thousand years could’ve passed in an instant and he wouldn’t have noticed it.
Hey guys, sorry for the hiatus, college sucks. So anyway, I apologize for this short chapter. I didn’t have much time but more is coming later, so don’t worry.
Again, sorry for making you wait. I promise I’ll deliver more chapters soon.
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