CL: Chapter 5 – Good Morning!

(Title – おはよう!- Ohayō! – Good Morning!)

Alarm playing (Ohayō by KENO):

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君と肩を組んで 君と手を繋いで
Kimi to kata o kunde  kimi to te o tsunaide
My arms around your shoulder, my hand in yours

恋人だったり 友達でいたいから
Koibito dattari  tomodachi de itai kara
Because I wanna be your lover, because I wanna be your friend

“おはよう”って言って
“Ohayō” tte itte
I tell you “good morning”

また夢を見せて
Mata yume o misete
And I fall into a dream again

自然なその生き方でいいからさ
Shizen na sono ikikata de ii kara sa
And I’m fine with that kind of naturalway-of-living.

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I woke up at around 7 in the morning. I was still sleepy. I tried to reach out for my alarm clock on my right side to switch the alarm off, with my eyes still closed. The morning sun was so radiant and my eyes were still sensitive since I just woke up. When I tried to guess where the clock is, I touched something very peculiar.

I tried to feel it first. I then realized that it was a face that I was touching! I opened my eyes and looked at the person sleeping beside me. I saw a handsome face with his tantalizing red lips. It makes you want to bite it. He was still asleep even though I kept on poking his face.

“Fuck! It’s Ryū-senpai!” I I thought I was just dreaming last night. It was for real.

“Will you shut up? It’s still early,” he said while grimacing with his eyes closed.

I realized that he had been hugging me all this time. I didn’t get a chance to wake him up earlier or to move to my sofa instead because my sleep was really deep. His left arm was under my nape while his other arm was hugging me tight. He had his right leg snuggled on top of mine. I can’t move! He is too big and powerful.

“Shit senpai! Wake up! Why are you in my room?!?” I freaked out.

He opened his eyes and looked at me straight in the eyes. His look made me think that he was thinking how stupid I was. “I came in through the door, baka[1],” he said plainly.

([1] Baka [馬鹿, ばか, or バカ] means “fool; idiot”)

“I know that! I’m asking, why are you here in my room?!?” I was persistent.

“I have a key, duh,” he said.

“Why do you have a key to my room? Are you a stalker?!? Are you stalking me?!?” I feel like I was being harassed. Mom I’m sorry. I lost my virginity.

“This used to be my room,” he said in a monotone. “We only slept. I didn’t do anything to you,” he added.

How did he know what I was thinking? Is he psychic?

“I’ll go to my room then,” he said while he tried to stand up.

When he was about to take one step away from me, I suddenly reached out for him and pulled his shirt with my hand and said, “Did you eat?”

Waaah~~! I just realized what I said. Haha

“You’re a moron. Can’t you see that I just woke up?” He harshly said.

“I’m sorry. I’m sorry!” I begged for forgiveness.

He didn’t respond and tried to leave again. I didn’t let go of him. He looked at me with his laser eyes.

“Uhm, would you like to eat?” I shyly offered him.

He just shrugged.

“I’ll take that as a yes,” I said while forcing myself not to smile. I know that he has a hangover from last night. I recalled that he reeked of alcohol. Actually, even now, he still smells like alcohol but I like the mixture of the smell with the scent of his cologne.

I prepared something to eat for the two of us. He just sat on the chair by my dining table and crossed his arms. I pouted. Is he a prince to not help at all? I’ll just let it be. I’m the host so I have to serve my unexpected guest.

To be honest, I don’t know how to cook. I don’t even know how to cook eggs. I’m hopeless.

“So you’re letting me eat junk food,” he coldly said.

“Just eat. Don’t be choosy,” I said while using my chopsticks to fish the soggy instant ramen I prepared for us. I did my best to cook rice too but it became burnt at some point.

He sighed and said, “Wait here.”

“Okay,” I just agreed while trying to eat the soggy ramen.

“Don’t eat that,” he ordered and took my chopsticks from me.

I just pouted and crossed my arms.

He walked out of my room.

After waiting for almost an hour, I still waited for him. I was really hungry. I was tempted to eat the cold and soggy ramen in front of me. I gulped and was about to try eating it when my door suddenly opened. He caught me trying to eat the cold ramen.

“Didn’t I tell you to not eat that?” He asked with an angry tone.

“Why are you preventing me from eating? This is my room and I will do what I want!” I shouted.

“Okay. Eat that. I will eat this alone then,” he calmly said.

I looked at what he was carrying. He had a large tray with two servings of miso soup, stir-fried veggies, some grilled fish, rice sprinkled with sesame seeds, and some nori[2].

([2] Nori is an edible seaweed, eaten either fresh or dried in sheets, in this scenario, it was the latter)

I was shocked. I tried hold on to my pride and didn’t say anything. I still continued to eat the cold, soggy ramen.

“Suit yourself,” he said.

He sat down in front of me. He took a gulp of the miso soup. I was staring at him but I didn’t make it so obvious. He then got some rice and covered it with nori. He took a bite of it with some fish and vegetables. I gulped again.

“Here,” he said while he removed the bowl of ramen in front of me and then changed it with the serving he prepared for me.

“Did you make this for me?” I stupidly asked again.

“No. This is for my dog,” he flatly said while trying to get a sip of the tea he prepared.

I pouted and said, “You know senpai, you’re so rude. Sometimes you’re so nice to me but most of the time, you’re just rude,” I honestly expressed my feelings.

He did not respond and continued to smell the aroma of the tea that he prepared. He gave me my own cup.

“I don’t like tea,” I said. “It’s too bitter for me.”

“Childish,” he said. He stood up and walked out of the room again. He came back after a minute or two with a bottle of strawberry juice.

My eyes sparkled. I love strawberries. I knew it was for me so I immediately grabbed it from him.

After finishing my food, I happily drank the strawberry juice he got me. I was so happy because it has been a long time since I ate real food.

“Do you cook?” I stupidly asked again. It was a reflex. I just didn’t want us to remain silent.

“No,” he said. “I bought it,” he added.

I didn’t buy what he said. It was obvious that he prepared the meal himself. I just grinned at him.

For some reason, I’m starting to show my old self again. I started to talk while he was eating his food slowly.

“My name is Kichirō, by the way. Kichirō Ishikawa. I’m 18 years old (I lied about my age LOL). I’m a Capricorn. My birthday is on the 24th of December. I want to major in Psychiatric Nursing. I’m from Shinjuku in Tokyo but we moved here to Kyoto a few years ago. Our house is located in Ohara. Since it’s too far from school, I decided to stay here at the dormitory. I like sweets. I don’t like anything bitter,” I excitedly introduced myself. “how about you?” I added.

After saying all of that, he was finished eating his meal. He did not respond at all. He picked up the plates and placed them on the tray and then stood up. He was leaving.

I was sad that he didn’t even listen to what I said. It would have been better if he shouted and asked me to stop talking.

While he was about to open the door and leave, he looked back and said, “It’s Ryū Ueno. I’ll see you again soon.” He opened the door and left.

I was silent for a few seconds and then I yelled, “Yahoo! I know a senpai!” My heart fluttered with his short response. At least now, I got two friends; not to mention, the other one was really popular. I’m so starstruck!


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