When Itou returned from the bathroom, the girl looked like she removed a heavy burden on her shoulders. Even if she noticed that Himeko was now sitting next to me with her whole body leaning onto mine, she didn’t comment on it.
After telling her our next plan, Itou also had a bit of a reaction when I told her about us taking the bus.
Ah. Not just a bit. The girl broke out in sweat on her seat. She then forced out a smile, making herself look courageous enough to mask the fact that she’s had her qualms about riding a bus. She’s forcing herself to not worry her beloved sister and to continue tagging along with our date.
Itou inhaled deeply to gather courage. She made it look like she’s not troubled but it was already too obvious from her immediate reaction.
Nonetheless, I didn’t point th