Stealing Spree Book 3 Chapter 127
"What do you want?"
Satsuki asked as she browsed on which cake she will choose, we're currently at a Cake Shop which she just admitted she frequented these past few days.
The owner already knew her by face and treated her as a regular.
"Your boyfriend will probably like this."
The owner then pointed to a triple chocolate roll. Being called as her boyfriend, I guess it's kind of a weird feeling.
"He's not my boyfriend, owner."
Satsuki flatly rejected but the tone of her voice wasn't that of someone rejecting.
The owner added as his gaze turned to our hands that were still linked together.
"She's just too shy, owner. I'll take that one you recommended."
I interjected before Satsuki could retort. She then glared at me and tightened her hold on my hand as if she wanted to crush it. But too bad, her grip wasn't strong enough to do it.
"I see. You two look good together. Take care of her, okay? I won't give you a discount if someday she comes here feeling down because of you."
The owner carefully placed the cake on a platter while saying all of that to me. Satsuki is somewhat popular among Cake Shop owners, eh? I remember that owner near her place.
"She'll surely punch me until I fall unconscious if I do that. Right, Satsuki?"
Satsuki's glare was already stabbing into me. More teasing will probably result in me dropping down to the ground. Let's tease her moderately.
"Do you want me to punch you right now? Give me that and pick another one."
And like I thought, Satsuki took the plate and went to a nearby table without waiting for me.
"Don't worry, there's more of that. You could share that first while I make another one."
The owner laughed at how Satsuki behaved before she went back to make more of the same cake or maybe she just wanted to watch a good show from us even though there's already a spare she could get any time.
Either way, the way she does things is to my liking. I followed Satsuki and sat next to her.
"What? Where's yours?"
"The owner said we could share that for now while she makes another set."
I even pointed to the owner and she waved while smiling towards Satsuki.
"You're colluding together"
"How could I do that? This girl. You can eat it, I'll just watch you from here."
"Idiot. You told me we'll eat together."
"Then feed me?"
"Ugh Why do I always end up being taken advantage of by you?"
"You must be imagining things."
After giving in to our situation where we had to share that slice of cake, I had a somewhat satisfying time with Satsuki. When we finished it, the owner immediately brought two more slices, one of which was a freebie from her who was satisfied watching us.
Since there are two plates, Satsuki stopped feeding me through her fork and scurried away from me. I stood up to take the latte we ordered. The owner even teased me that I should push Satsuki further. That way, she will eventually give in to me.
She didn't know that Satsuki was just acting like a tsundere. She might act las if she didn't like doing it but in truth, there's a hint of a smile on her lips whenever she fed me a piece.
"Will we go to your house?"
I asked her after putting down her latte and sitting in front of her.
"My family is still there so we have to wait for a bit."
Satsuki answered as she stirred her latte, erasing the heart decoration the owner made on it.
"What if I told you I want to meet them?"
Not necessarily her whole family, maybe only her sister? But yeah, she's not there so it's only her parents and little brother.
"Not now, idiot. How will I introduce you? And they will surely not allow me to be alone with you."
Not now eh? Then it's possible in the future. She could just introduce me as her boyfriend err but it would conflict with Nami.
Let's think about it when the time comes.
"Right. I still want to be alone with you."
"You're thinking something perverted again."
And with those words of mine, Satsuki glared once again. This girl is really so fun to tease and the way she reacts is something I am fond of.
"Well, being alone with my Satsuki is something I always look forward to."
I sipped the latte in front of me and smiled teasingly at her. Satsuki was once again fl.u.s.tered from that.
"Ugh. This pervert. What should I do with you?"
Giving up on retorting, Satsuki said that before downing the last piece of cake in front of her.
"For a start, you can ask me anything. I find it unfair that I'm the only one asking about you."
Right. After Satsuki accepted that there could be many girls aside from her, she never asked me anything again. It should be fine but I already love her, I want her to know more about me. Even if that might change her views, at least I could be honest with her.
Satsuki asked as she started drinking her latte.
"Yes. While we're here, ask me anything you can think of."
The shop was devoid of customers aside from the two of us. It's Sunday and the students who normally come here are nowhere to be found.
"Then Ruki, what will you do if Sakuma finds out about us?"
She saw Sakuma earlier, for her question to start off like this...
"What will I do? I'll admit it to him, that I made you mine because I fell for you."
There's no point lying to him if he really found out.
"He'll surely be angry at us."
Who wouldn't? I told him I would help them but in the end, I took her as mine.
"There's no doubt that will happen. But I'm prepared to face him, I can't just give up on you."
He could be angry all he wants but I'll never give up on Satsuki.
"Why can't you? You have other girls, there are Rindou, Andou and all the other girls still unknown to me, right?"
Ah. I see, she's gauging her worth on me. Satsuki already finished her latte. Her eyes were intently staring at me, waiting for my answer.
"They are they and you are you. I know this is not normal. To love multiple girls. This is already how I am, Satsuki."
They're all different from each other. Even if I have more, they're all important to me.
"Won't I just be set aside if I also fall for you? If it's with Sakuma, I'll be his only one"
She still wanted the idea of being the only one. Well, any girl will.
"True, you can be his only one..."
I admitted that what she's thinking was right. I couldn't come up for any reason that could beat that. Or it's just, there's no point beating that. I wouldn't change to choose only one.
"You won't make any reason why it will be better with you?"
"No, because that point you just said is something I cannot beat with any reason I can think of."
I sighed and broke gazes with her. I couldn't look her in the eye. Does this mean I already cut off my chance with her?
"It's unusual to see you this dispirited, Ruki."
Saying that in a low voice, Satsuki reached her hand to my chin and raised it up to have me look at her again.
"I told you I will be honest. Of course, I'll feel down when that point you just said might be the cause of you not choosing me."
"Idiot, I'm here with you. Don't you think I already finished choosing?"
Dropping those words to me. I got a realization. Satsuki. She chose me. Right. Sakuma showed up for her earlier. Just by how much he cheered for her, he's already admitting his feelings for her. At that point, she could just forget about our appointment and go to him.
"Does that mean?"
"Don't make me say it, idiot."
She let go of my chin and turned her gaze away but that hint of red on her face was apparent.
"I want to hear it."
Whispering those words to her, I urged her to admit it in front of me. I might be pushing her again but I really want to hear her say it.
She shook her head. She's probably too shy to admit it.
"Then just your reason."
I think I got over excited from hearing that she had chosen me over him. I just hope this wouldn't make her uncomfortable.
"This persistent guy. I also don't know. Maybe it's because of how different you are from him. At times you'll be a pervert but most times you'll be as considerate as if you're afraid I will break."
Satsuki gave up before my persistence and said all that under one breath.
"Can I kiss you, Satsuki?"
Overjoyed, I couldn't contain myself anymore.
"What?! I told you. Not here."
Faced with my sudden question, Satsuki slightly raised her voice.
"There's only the owner and she's not looking."
I looked back and saw the owner busily making more cakes inside. There's a window in which she could see but she's too absorbed in what she's doing.
"Haa. Should I change my choice?"
Satsuki sighed as she pushed the plate and cup away, freeing her side of the table.
"You already admitted it and look how happy you made me."
Showing her a smile, I pointed at my face.
"Does being happy equals to the amount of pervertedness you have?"
Satsuki smirked and her eyebrows raised as she asked me that.
Answering like that, I changed seats and sat next to her again. The window is tinted anyway so it will be hard for those outside to see.
I closed the distance between our faces and took her lips into a kiss.
Satsuki closed her eyes at first but she soon opened it again which made our eyes locked gazes. Not minding the owner who could see us making out at this moment. I savor this moment with Satsuki. Circling my arms to her back, I pulled her closer to me. Satsuki was also taken in the situation that her arms were circled behind me as it rested on my shoulder.
From a simple kiss, we soon used our tongues. The taste of latte and the cake we just ate were mixed with the taste of our saliva but that detail wasn't enough to make us stop.
She just admitted that she might also be in love with me now. But yeah, it didn't mean Sakuma was already out of the picture. The way she mentioned his name earlier had some sort of longing.
"I really want to replace him inside that heart of yours."
I whispered to her when we separated after satisfying ourselves from that kiss.
"I chose you so work hard on that."
I thought Satsuki would retort to those words but she encouraged me instead. Sakuma is still there but even so, Satsuki is already looking at me. I'm already at the same position as him
It's possible to love multiple people, just look at me as an example. But even so, I selfishly wanted to be the only one in their hearts. Is it wrong? Of course, it is. I'm well aware of that.