A Heart-Filled Bouquet to You
(Here’s a huge thanks to Yuna for the commission! Mitsuhide is going to be spoiled for the next few days!)
[YUZUKI]: “Wow, it’s beautiful…!”
[MITSUHIDE]: “I am glad you are pleased. Why don’t we take a rest here.”
[MITSUHIDE]: (I thought to come here for a change of pace during this break in our expedition, but… this flower field is more beautiful than I heard from the villagers. Above all, I’m glad to see her happy face.)
When I looked around the area, searching for a place to rest, there was a large tree in the center of the flower field. We walked over there and sat down side-by-side in the shade of the tree.
[YUZUKI]: “There’s pretty flowers anywhere you look… there’s places like this in Shinga too, huh.”
[MITSUHIDE]: “Are there similar sceneries in the world you were in as well?”
[YUZUKI]: “Erm… actually, this view looks a lot like a place that was in a book I read a long time ago…”
[YUZUKI]: “In the book, the heroine was confessed to in a beautiful flower field like this.”
[MITSUHIDE]: “That is… surely a lovely story.”
[YUZUKI]: “Yes! That setting was really impressive… I loved that story.”
[YUZUKI]: “So, I’m really happy that I was brought to this place…”
Saying that, she closed her eyes as if calling to mind that scene.
[MITSUHIDE]: (To have her be this overjoyed… I wonder what exactly that story was.)
[MITSUHIDE]: “If you do not mind, could you tell me that story?”
I called out to her but there was no reply. When I looked at her, Yuzuki was breathing comfortably in sleep.
[MITSUHIDE]: (… She came to an unfamiliar place and, though she did not show it on her face, she must be tired.)
While lending her my shoulder without waking her, I also closed my eyes quietly.
[MITSUHIDE]: (–Oh no, for me to fall asleep as well… Hm? What is this…?)
By the time I noticed it suddenly, I was standing in a flower field wearing strange clothes. I couldn’t see Yuzuki’s figure either, when she should have been sleeping beside me.
[MITSUHIDE]: (Where is she…? Moreover, when did I have this flower bouquet…?)
Yuzuki-san appeared in front of me as I was confused. I tried to call out to her but, for some reason, my mouth went ahead to speak other words.
[MITSUHIDE]: “There’s something I’d like you to hear.”
[YUZUKI]: “… Okay. Please tell me.”
[MITSUHIDE]: (Those words are completely different from what I tried to say… What’s going on…?)
My body approached her, disregarding my will. And then I dropped a kiss on the back of her hand.
[MITSUHIDE]: “This flower bouquet is for you… This is just but a part of my feelings.”
[YUZUKI]: “It’s a lovely bouquet… and I’m really happy. But for this to be but a part of your feelings…”
[MITSUHIDE]: “Yes. The depth of my feelings are to an extent where I cannot express it even by dedicating this entire flower field.”
[MITSUHIDE]: “What can I compare you to. Like a flower, you’re a lovely and beautiful blossom in full bloom… I cannot express it with words.”
[MITSUHIDE]: “I wish to be next to a person such as you. If that can be granted, please accept my feelings.”
[YUZUKI]: “… Yes, of course.”
[MITSUHIDE]: “I love you. I will cherish you… for an eternity.”
[MITSUHIDE]: (–The things I cannot say… No, it is nice to be able to convey my feelings honestly.)
Yuzuki-san heard my confession and raised her arms towards me. My body hugged hers strongly–
[MITSUHIDE]: “… Nngh…”
When I opened my eyes to the glare of the setting sun, the flower field, same as the one from a while ago, stretched out.
[MITSUHIDE]: (Was that… a dream?)
Feeling a weight on my shoulder, I looked to see Yuzuki-san beside me and heard her breathing steadily. It appeared she was still asleep.
[MITSUHIDE]: (Come to think of it, before she fell asleep, she said she loved a story where someone received a confession in this flower field.)
[MITSUHIDE]: (That story… perhaps it felt like that dream.)
[YUZUKI]: “… Huh…”
[MITSUHIDE]: “Have you woken?”
[YUZUKI]: “I’m sorry! I fell asleep…”
Even the state of her apologizing in a hurry was cute and made me laugh a little.
[MITSUHIDE]: (The feeling of that dream remains… Right now, I might be able to convey myself like what happened earlier…)
[MITSUHIDE]: “… Um, this is for you.”
I couldn’t prepare a flower bouquet like the one that appeared in the dream immediately. And so, I picked a single cute flower blooming nearby and quietly held it out.
[MITSUHIDE]: “You are like that flower… lovely… erm… and in the future… please allow me… to be next to you.”
Looking at her eyes, when I tried to spin my words, my embarrassment won and I couldn’t speak well.
[YUZUKI]: “Yes… thank you… very much.”
Her cheeks were dyed red and when she tried to receive the flower she touched my hand gently. I reflexively let go of the flower out of embarrassment.
My eyes met with Yuzuki-san, who picked up the fallen flower, and we both laughed. She picked up the flower first and then looked at me.
[YUZUKI]: “Um… Mitsuhide-san, being given this flower and told something like in that story… makes me really happy.”
Her straightforward feelings were conveyed. She had a soft smile, but I thought it was dazzling and lovely.
[MITSUHIDE]: “… I love you–“
Just like the dream, I dropped a kiss on the back of her hand. In that moment, my body moved naturally without any embarrassment.
[MITSUHIDE]: “I will do my best to someday give you a confession like the one you admire. Please wait until then.”
She nodded and her cheeks were dyed a deeper red than before… I found that extremely precious.