Author: Inaida Sou
Translator: Kei of ChocoCats
● 225 DAYS AGO
(This is Makoto’s POV)
Ever since Mai was run over by a truck, I seemed to become crazy.
I can’t calm down if I can’t see her figure.
In general society, that attachment is called “overprotective,” but I doubt if my feelings really qualified to be called that.
Am I as an older brother, couldn’t let my sister die, or am I obsessed with Mai’s life as a weird person? I’m not even sure myself.
I never thought of Mai as an equal partner. That person is just a sister who appeared after my father’s remarriage. At this point, what do I’m wishing for?
So, I thought I want to go back like how it’s supposed to be. I want to prove that nothing has changed. That’s why I decided to put Mai by my side. On the other hand, even after the accident, my sister’s eccentricity does not seem to subside. She keeps making weird bento for me.
The taste is normal, but the appearance is strange. It’s beyond the normal human senses. Even in a single glance, I know that is very time-consuming.
“Isn’t this possible!?”
As I flip through the textbooks for tomorrow’s test without any motivation, I heard Mai’s voice from the next room. Because the walls are thin, if not careful, any sounds will pass through. Unlike Mai, I don’t use a saw in the room, nor move dozens of cardboard boxes. So, she won’t notice how loud she is.
“I can do this with rolled omelette!”
Mai plans the bento lunch’s contents before going to bed. She told me, “Never open it until you are going to eat it!” So, I shouldn’t listen to her, right?
I sighed and took the earphones out of the drawer. Originally, I won’t listen to music when I’m studying, and I only used it for English listening practice. However, I’ve been using it frequently recently.
At this point, I don’t feel annoyed by Mai’s voice anymore. But I still have a feeling that I shouldn’t listen. On the other hand, Mai doesn’t seem to have any suspicion about me who is suddenly listening to music with earphones.
My inner thoughts seemed to be eroded, it felt uncomfortable.
T/N: Hello, I’m very sorry in advance if this chapter somehow messed up. I’m trying hard, but Makoto’s POV is really confusing.
I spent like 3 hours for one sentence, just brooding over why he’s should not have suspicion/doubt about himself who listens to music, then I just realized he actually talking about Mai. In Japanese raw, there is no subject, object, or any target person he referred to, so it’s dang confusing. I’m glad I found enlightenment before I give up. I racked my brain a lot for it. I’m totally gonna binge sweets for translating the next chapter!! Lol
Anyway, thank you for Impostor for the ko-fi last week!! Also, thank you to everyone who supported me in many ways, I feel encouraged when I read the comments!
Tbh I’m really not confident with my English, I got rejected a lot of times in the interview tests for translating jobs, so I thought my way of translating is not smooth… but I’m glad when I saw some comments saying the translations are good. I will still study and learn from my mistakes tho!
Anyway!! See you in the next chapter! Hopefully soon!