Thanks to waterinegirl for the commission and posted on Valentines as requested! Note: this is a card story related to the event, “Overflowing Love and the Future Bride“.
[KATSUIE]: “Hey. What kinda clothes would you want to wear if you got married?”
[YUZUKI]: “Huh? Why are you asking this all of a sudden?”
[KATSUIE]: “Nah, well, we escorted a bride the other day, right? I was wondering if girls want to wear that kind of thing.”
[YUZUKI]: “Oh, I see. Hmm…”
.[YUZUKI]: “Sorry, a lot of things came to mind but I can’t decide…”
[KATSUIE]: “…? Is it that hard?”
[YUZUKI]: “Yes, there’s many kinds of wedding clothes.”
[YUZUKI]: “Katsuie-san, what would you like your bride to wear?”
[KATSUIE]: “Me? Let’s see…”
[KATSUIE]: (The normal white kimono is good, but it’s hard to drop a sexy one.)
[KATSUIE]: (If it was open around the chest so you could see a little skin… and if you could see the back of her neck too…)
[KATSUIE]: (No, no, other men would see that with this. But…)
[KATSUIE]: “… It’s hard to decide.”
[YUZUKI]: “Haha, it’s hard, right?”
[KATSUIE]: (I can’t possibly say something like how a sexy one would look good on her, huh…)
[YUZUKI]: “… Katsuie-san?”
[KATSUIE]: “Enough about me! I want to hear what you want to wear!”
[YUZUKI]: “Hmm, kimonos are great, but I want to try wearing a dress once too.”
I repeated the unfamiliar word and it seemed to be a word from Yuzuki’s world. Apparently, there were wedding costume called a “wedding dress”.
[KATSUIE]: “Huuh. What’s it like?”
[YUZUKI]: “Well, it mainly uses white cloth, the hem is long, and it poofs out…”
[KATSUIE]: “… It’s a little hard to imagine.”
[YUZUKI]: “… Explaining it is difficult, huh.”
[KATSUIE]: “Yeah… oh, how about that white cloth there. Can you show it with that?”
[YUZUKI]: “That’s a bed sheet that was just washed, you know? I’m not sure about using it like that…”
[KATSUIE]: “It should be fine for a little while. It’s not like we’re dirtying it! Teach me what it’s like.”
[YUZUKI]: “Alright… I’ll try then.”
[KATSUIE]: “It’s enough to get a rough air of it. I’ll help with anything I can.”
[YUZUKI]: “Thank you. Please wait a moment.”
The white cloth was spread on the ground and as she folded and wrapped things around it was made into something clothes-shaped.
[YUZUKI]: “Like this I guess…”
[YUZUKI]: “It’s the general shape, so can you imagine it…?”
[KATSUIE]: “No, I still don’t get it.”
[YUZUKI]: “Hrmm… Oh, I know, it might be easier to see if I hold it against my body.”
She picked it up, while keeping its shape, and pressed it against her body to show me.
[YUZUKI]: “How about it?”
[KATSUIE]: “Aah, I kinda get it. But I feel like I need one more step.”
[YUZUKI]: “… In that case, Katsuie-san, can you help me a bit?”
[KATSUIE]: “Sure. What should I do?”
[YUZUKI]: “I want to tie this behind my neck, but it’s hard to do with one hand… I’d like you to do it instead.”
[KATSUIE]: “Alright. I’m going to lift your hair a bit then, since it looks like it’ll get caught.”
[YUZUKI]: “Ah, okay.”
Taking the edges of the cloth to tie around her neck, I went around behind Yuzuki.
[KATSUIE]: “Ermm, here…!!”
Yuzuki’s hair was raised and, inevitably, the back of her neck was exposed.
[KATSUIE]: (Wah…! H-her nape…)
[KATSUIE]: (Wait, I’m the one who said I’d raise her hair so why am I getting all bothered…!)
[KATSUIE]: (Still, I feel like I shouldn’t be looking at this but I also want to look at it for a while…)
I finished tying the cloth while feeling this conflict in my mind.
[KATSUIE]: “R-right! Done!”
[YUZUKI]: “Thank you. I think it looks close with this now. How is it?”
[KATSUIE]: “… Y-yeah.”
[KATSUIE]: (She reproduced it after all this, but the back of her neck is burned into my eyes and I can’t look at her directly…!)
[YUZUKI]: “In the end it’s hard to understand it from this improvisation, huh… But the real thing is beautiful, you know?”
[KATSUIE]: “N-no! Isn’t this okay? This looks good in its own way.”
Heat gathered in my cheeks as my heart pounded and, giving up on hiding it, I turned my eyes away from Yuzuki.
[YUZUKI]: “Katsuie-san? Is something wrong?”
[KATSUIE]: “It’s n-nothing! Leave me alone!”
[YUZUKI]: “If you say that then I get even more curious.”
Afterwards, I ended up running from place to place from Yuzuki who tried to peek at my face.