That night, after our conversation with Kyouka-san, we sat in Sagiri’s room.
“…A lot happened today, huh.”
“It sure did.”
I totally agree with Sagiri.
We managed to bring Kyouka-san back with us, but that was immediately followed by a short moment of chaos.
Sagiri fainted, like a vampire that walked into sunlight.
Kyouka-san was crying non-stop.
Anyway, the most important thing is: in the end Kyouka-san still didn’t give us her blessing regarding our marriage.
After she finally stopped crying, we had a talk that went like this.
“– For now, I can’t agree to give you my blessing.”
“Yes. You should — tell them first, shouldn’t you? Everything should be done in order.”
“Ah? You mean…”
“I will prepare…so let’s go meet them together. All three of us.”
I see. I understand what she means.
“In that case… We have to wait until Sagiri can go out… right?”
“Yes. Next summer should be fine, correct?”
“That is what I originally intended as well.”
Our dream – should become true next spring – April of next year.
“So, until you can leave the house, we are not getting married.”
But Kyouka-san did agree to us to going out.
“I will do my best.”
Sagiri clenched her fists. Of course, she only looked cuter that way.
“Well, just now was a miracle. I don’t think I can do that again anytime soon.”
“I know. I won’t force you.”
If you fainted again, that would trouble me a lot.
There was a moment of silence between us.
Actually, I have something I want to say. I was waiting for a chance.
— Perfect, Nii-san. Just do it.
Don’t you guys remember? The stuff I asked Tomoe about…
“Ah, you called me that again.”
“Because I’m used to it.”
“I see. Well, that’s fine too, I guess.”
“Sure you can.”
“Don’t you think….it feels like things are back to how they used to be?”
“Nah, I don’t think so. The evidence…well…er…crap, I forgot everything I prepared.”
“You are acting strange Nii-san.”
Sagiri tilted her head. It made me even more nervous.
“Ah, well ~ this is …ahhh!”
Oh damn, whatever!
I took something out from behind me and gave it to her.
“Sagiri, please take this!”
In my hand was a small box.
“Nii, nii-san, this… this is…”
My girlfriend’s face was slowly getting redder.
She was embarrassed and nervous. I think my face was red, too.
“Will you accept it?”
Sagiri went “wah”. Then, she took the box from me.
And so: Izumi Masamune and Izumi Sagiri were finally engaged.