"Ah. I'm showing an unsightly appearance. Where's the tissue?"
Miwa-nee, noticing her tears, tried to wipe it away with her fingers.
Then she looked at me again, still with flowing tears.
"You can guess it now, right? Maybe I loved you before, Ruki. And I put that away when I made that decision. I never thought I'll be looking back at it again. But here we are."
"That night, even when you're asleep, I kept on talking to you. I did it with an almost silent voice. I don't want anybody to hear it but you. Even if you're sleeping."
Soon, Miwa-nee finally controlled her tears making her voice clearer. Neither Akane nor I talked and just waited for her
"I whispered how I came to start looking at you differently, how I tried to always take your attention, separating you from Akane."