I stomped down the hallway and came to the front of Kojuurou-san’s room.
[YUZUKI]: “Kojuurou-san, it’s me. Can I come in?”
[KOJUUROU]: “Yes. However, I am in the middle of cleaning up……”
[YUZUKI]: “I’m coming in.”
Seeing my appearance, Kojuurou-san looked a little surprised.
[KOJUUROU]: “You seem to be in a hurry. Is something the matter?”
[YUZUKI]: “I heard that you got hurt in the battle and it hasn’t been treated yet.”
[KOJUUROU]: “Aah…… I’m fine. This injury is nothing to be concerned about.”
[KOJUUROU]: “Once I’m finished tidying up, I will treat myself.”
Kojuurou-san said this and smiled but I couldn’t accept that.
[YUZUKI]: “…… Kojuurou-san, please come here.”
[YUZUKI]: “I’ve borrowed the treatment kit so I can treat you here. Please sit.”
[KOJUUROU]: “Huh? No, but……”
[YUZUKI]: “Please sit.”
[KOJUUROU]: “…… Understood.”
Kojuurou-san obeyed while being at a loss.
I was relieved and quickly finished dressing his injury. When I did so, Kojuurou-san showed an embarrassed expression.
[KOJUUROU]: “I apologize for having to trouble you.”
[YUZUKI]: “There’s no such thing. Even if it’s a small wound, it has to be treated properly. If you treat it recklessly, it’ll be a problem later.”
[KOJUUROU]: “This degree of injury doesn’t enter the realm of being reckless.”
[YUZUKI]: “It’s by thinking like that that one day you’ll lose your life.”
When I declared this flatly, Kojuurou-san blinked in surprise.
[YUZUKI]: “Ah…… I’m sorry, I said something arrogant.”
Kojuurou-san shook his head and, for some reason, chuckled.
[YUZUKI]: “Kojuurou-san? What’s wrong?”
[KOJUUROU]: “I remembered being scolded by my older sister.”
[YUZUKI]: “Older sister……?”
[KOJUUROU]: “Yes. She was the type of person to immediately scold me strictly whenever she saw me doing something reckless.”
[KOJUUROU]: “That’s why, just now, when you scolded me I remembered my older sister.”
[YUZUKI]: “Then I’ll have to scold Kojuurou-san again some time. If me being angry makes you stop acting recklessly, then I’ll work hard to be like your sister.”
[KOJUUROU]: “Haha… that is a scary thought. However, I don’t think of you as a sister.”
When Kojuurou-san said that with a smile he brought his lips close to my ear–
[KOJUUROU]: “Because you are the only one who makes me succumb to these urges……”
I looked down right away, not knowing what to do and feeling embarrassed.
[KOJUUROU]: “Won’t you show me your face?”
[YUZUKI]: “That’s…… It’s because you’re acting differently than usual, Kojuurou-san……”
Feeling his breath puff against me, my heart pounded.
[KOJUUROU]: “I believe I am the same as usual. I wish to cherish you and I want to touch you.”
[KOJUUROU]: “Everyday I restrain myself, because I do not wish to frighten you……”
[KOJUUROU]: “But today– I cannot hold myself back.”
After Kojuurou-san whispered that fervently, he pressed my body from the back firmly to the shelves.
And, like that, exposed my back. When my shoulder straps fell, I felt my cheeks grow hot.
[KOJUUROU]: “I wish I could promise that I won’t be reckless to not make you sad, but I’m afraid I cannot keep that promise.”
[KOJUUROU]: “I want to support a reckless person. If it is necessary for me to be reckless for that person then I will dive right into there.”
[YUZUKI]: “Then, even if you do something reckless, please promise that you’ll come back home no matter what.”
[KOJUUROU]: “Understood. Then will you give me a sign?”
Kojuurou-san remained silent and kissed my back–
Suddenly, fangs pierced me, and I felt my blood being sucked. After a small pain, what struck me was a sweet tingle, and my body swayed and trembled.
[KOJUUROU]: “This…… is a guide that only I can see. I promise that, no matter what troubles happen, I will go towards this sign and return home without fail.”
[YUZUKI]: “Okay…… it’s a promise, Kojuurou-san.”