Hikaru: Now for the next question.
Ema: (Hikaru-san is interviewing me again today.)
Ema: (I’m not nervous anymore but some of the questions do surprise me a bit.)
Hikaru: Would you like to take a break soon? I’m sure this is a bit exhausting.
Ema: Thank you. I’ll go ahead in serve some tea. I also baked some cookies today!
Hikaru: I don’t want them…
Hikaru: I said I don’t want them…
Ema: (What’s with him all of a sudden…?)
Hikaru: Stay here…
Ema: I’m sorry?
Hikaru: I’d be happier if you stayed here.
Ema: W-What do you mean…?!
Hikaru: I don’t want to be separated from you, Ema.
Ema: (Why is he saying something like that? I-It’s making me a bit nervous…!)
Hikaru: Just kidding.
Hikaru: Haha, you should see the look on your face.
Hikaru: That was my tsundere situation act. Wasn’t it pretty similar to Yusuke?
Hikaru: Hey, may I have a cookie? I’d be happy to eat one of your homemade ones.
Ema: So does that mean…you were teasing me again…?
Hikaru: I wouldn’t call it teasing you, but rather seeing your reaction. It’s for gathering info after all.
Hikaru: Sorry. Did I upset you…?
Ema: (His voice suddenly became really gentle…)
Ema: I-I’m not angry about it.
Ema: Yes, really.
Hikaru: Thank goodness.
Ema: (He leaves me speechless when he smiles like that.)
Hikaru: Your hair is so nice and soft. I can’t help but want to play with it a bit.
Ema: W-Why are you doing that all of a sudden? It’s a bit embarrassing…
Hikaru: Oh? Why do you say that?
Ema: I-I’m not sure how to explain it…
Hikaru: Hehe. You’re so cute.
Ema: C-Could this be…
Ema: Another one of your acts?!
Hikaru: Oh, so you knew. I was going for a soothing, airhead type of character. My reference for it was Louis.
Hikaru: Ahaha! Sorry.
Ema: (I just have remember that this is all for his work…)
Ema: Oh, that reminds me!
Ema: I read one of the novels you wrote.
Hikaru: Oh? How was it? Surely it must’ve been bit difficult to understand.
Ema: Yeah, I don’t usually read books of that genre. It’s a crime novel, right?
Hikaru: That’s right. It’s also called a “noir novel”. It’s a story that centers around the so-called bad characters.
Ema: Really? I wasn’t able to sympathize with the characters at all though. Sorry…
Hikaru: Ahaha. Well, that’s how it should be.
Ema: But, I was able to understand their ideals and ways of thinking. I can tell you took a lot of time in writing it all.
Ema: Since I understood the characters, I was able to read through it pretty quickly.
Ema: I know their crimes aren’t justifiable, but in certain circumstances I can understand their actions. Though I still don’t sympathize with them.
Hikaru: I don’t really think you should be feeling that way towards criminals.
Ema: What?! I-I suppose that’s true…
Hikaru: Even so, I’m happy to hear your impression of my novel.
Hikaru: Every human has their own ideals and feelings that influences their actions. That’s what inspires my writing.
Hikaru: Thank you for reading it.
Ema: (Hikaru-san’s smile looks so gentle…)
Ema: (What should I do? It makes my heart beat faster…)
Hikaru: I assure you the info I gathered today will prove useful.
Hikaru: Hm? Something wrong?
Ema: I-It’s nothing!
Ema: (That’s right. This is all about gathering info. When I decided to help Hikaru-san I understood that.)
Ema: (Then why is it only today my chest feels painful to hear him say it…)
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