Author: Inaida Sou
Translator: Kei of ChocoCats
Proofreader: Cinnamon (Thank you very much)
● 173 DAYS AGO
(This is Makoto’s POV)
For now, let’s gift her something once to quell this negative feeling.
It didn’t take long to come up with an idea for the gift.
Mai usually tied her straight black hair up. The rubber she used to tie her hair was simple and not particularly decorated. Just like that, I soon decided that gifting her some kind of hair accessory would be appropriate.
Considering the colours of Mai’s clothes and the colours she likes, I decided that primary colours would be the most suitable. But contrary to all of that, what I picked up was a black scrunchie.
I imagined that its fluttering, airy lace would go well with Mai’s skin. But Mai actually didn’t like black. She preferred clean and vivid shades.
But still, I concluded that the scrunchie I found would suit Mai.
After pondering over it for a while, I eventually bought the black scrunchie.
I wished I could have given it to her just as it was. But instead of giving it to her, I left the scrunchie untouched in the drawer for a long time.
Even though it would have been enough to say it was a thank you for the bentos, I still couldn’t do it even on the next day, the day after that, and so on. It wasn’t that I had never given anything to Mai. I usually gave her a birthday present because my parents would make a fuss if I didn’t.
But even when I think back on how I had given those gifts back then, the memory became faint and I couldn’t remember. Thus, I realised that ah, until now, I had been giving them to her half-heartedly. I didn’t remember because it wasn’t something I had to remember.
T/N: Hello, this chapter is really confusing! Especially the last paragraph! Took me and Cinnamon-san (and special mention of my ChocoCats team, Sakikyu) several
hours days of discussing and researching to finally be able to release this chapter. Thank you very much for helping and sorry I drag you into this Makoto’s confusion, Cinnamon-san!
But now I’m glad I found someone who understands how hellish Makoto’s POV ahaha.
Hope you enjoy it and see you in the next chapter! I hope I can finish all of Makoto’s chapters fast!