Break time, Taiyou visited the chairman’s office.
Sakura was hugging her knees, sending him a glare as he walked in.
“It’s becoming a rumor everywhere.”
He shut the door behind him.
“Who’s that beauty? That’s what they’re saying.”
“T-There are rumors already?”
“A-And what did you answer?”
“No one asked me directly, so I said nothing.”
Sakura smoothed down her chest.
“Just for reference, could you tell me what I should say?”
“D-Don’t say anything. Nothing about me. Just say you don’t know me. Or say that they’re possessed by something.”
“If that’s what you want, then that’s fine by me.”
He sat next to Sakura, moving his hands to her shoulder.
She resisted at first, but eventually just gave up and rested her shoulder against him.
“This embarrassing play…it’s too much.”
“I didn’t mean to make it that sort of play, I just wanted you to come with us.”
“…That’s a lie, isn’t it.”
“Yes, yes it is.”
Taiyou casually admitted.
“Yes, I do want to show off. Tell everyone that my brides are all beautiful. A bit childish, huh?”
Sakura said in a pouty tone. Well, that made sense.
“I do feel bad…but, I can’t resist.”
“…So you just want to show them, yes?”
“You just want to show them, is what I asked.”
“What do you mean? What else can I do? That’s it, just show you off.”
He asked her, and Sakura responded with a slightly peeved face.
“You aren’t going to let us be touched by other men or—-o-or hand us over to them, is what I meant.”
Taiyou took a knee. His face showed his recognition of what she meant.
He knew about those kinds of people with those interests (via Kohaku and her knowledge).
Letting other people use their possessions and watching it to enjoy themselves.
That was what Sakura was talking about. Taiyou had no such hobbies, which was why it took him so long to realize.
“Please relax. I would never do that.”
“And I can take you up on that?”
“I can’t promise anything about the flaunting part, though.”
Taiyou admitted implicitly.
The sagacious Sakura quickly understood that, breathing a sigh of relief as she leaned back.
“Then…I shall endure it.”
“Thank you. In exchange, I will do whatever I can for you.”
“I see you’re not saying ‘everything’.”
“If I phrased it that way, I feel like Kohaku or Hera would fly right over to call me out on it.”
He jokingly said.
“Then there is one thing I would ask of you.”
“Mm, what is it?”
Sakura moved away from Taiyou’s arms.
She stared straight at Taiyou.
“Please…unravel this ribbon.”
“Of the uniform?”
Was that what she wanted? Taiyou wondered as he unraveled the ribbon at her collar with skilled hand movement.
He was bad at putting on clothes, but he was quite adept at taking them off.
“Is this fine?”
“And please put it on.”
“I need to?”
“Yes, on me.”
Taiyou nodded, struggling to tie the ribbon around her.
Compared to when he unraveled it, the ribbon was now quite untidy. It was like tying shoelaces with one hand. The balance was just off.
“This is okay?”
Sakura whispered softly again.
Staring at the ribbon at her chest, she lovingly stroked it with her finger.
What was the meaning of this? He was about to ask her but stopped at the last second.
There wouldn’t be much meaning to it even if he did ask. Right now he wanted to keep her just like this, indulging in supreme bliss.
One minute passed as she kept that expression on her face.
“Are you fine with that?”
Sakura returned to Taiyou’s side, resting her shoulder against him again.
“Yes, it’s fine. Usually I’d like a second button for this, but if I get a lead on them, everyone else will probably get angry.”
“Ah, yes, that they would. Especially Kohaku-san.”
“Oh? But I feel like she would be eager to spur it on, if anything.”
“No, I think in this case, she would say ‘Nay, ye’d best save that fer graduation ceremonies, ja.’ because she also really likes butting in from that angle.”
“True, she does seem the type to say that.”
“Right? Oh, and there’s one thing I wanted to ask you.”
“Oh? What would that be?”
Sakura moved away from Taiyou, sensing a serious topic.
Facing Taiyou, Sakura had a slight smile on her serious face.
“Everyone came to school today, right?”
“Yes, that they did.”
“And Hera was with us.”
“Yes, that she was.”
“She was wearing the same uniform as everyone else, made for her.”
“That she was…Ah, is that what you’re referring to?”
Hearing the rest of it, Sakura’s face showed that she finally understood.
“It’s strange how everyone around her doesn’t go and say ‘Hey, there are clothes floating around’, isn’t it?”
Taiyou nodded sharply.