14. Remember, it’s a male cousin not a female cousin
“I’m Tsubasa Yabe.”
“Ah, uh… I’m Yuri Shirasawa …”
Yuri responded with an awkward tone to Tsubasa who greeted her with a smile.
『”Oi Oi. Why are you acting so suspicious? What happened to your usual self?”』
『”No, no, no, No! It’s impossible to do it as usual in front of such an insanely cute man!!! But, Is just my imagination or he’s for sure erotic!??”』
Yuri’s argument, was not exactly wrong.
Tsubasa’s outfit was showing a lot of skin. As a man, it should be no problem. There would be no problem, but… It couldn’t be helped.
Tsubasa had an androgynous look, so it was understandable that people would have a lot of trouble seeing him in an outfit that showed too much skin.
Atsushi, who had known him since little, could be said somewhat tolerant, but from the perspective of strangers, both men and women might find him charming or erotic.
Atsushi asked Tsubasa a question.
“So? What do you want today? What about work?”
“That’s right, my work was near here today, so I’m thinking of going to your home on my way back. If you don’t mind, I’d like to have dinner here and stay here for the night.”
“You… please say that before you come…”
“Ehehe. I wanted to surprise you, Ak-kun.”
“You surprised me for sure… I think there’ll be no problem with dinner, but what about your clothes?”
“Ak-kun, lend me yours. It may be a little too big for me, but I don’t mind it.”
“What about school?”
“I’m going to work tomorrow, so I’ll be absent tomorrow. I’ll be picked up in the morning, so don’t worry.”
Atsushi hung his head down while saying “Give me a break”.
Yuri, who was watching their exchanges, asked a question by mouth.
“What do you mean by work …?”
“Oh, that’s right. Tsubasa is an idol.”
“I see, he’s an idol… IDOL!!?”
Yuri raised a surprised voice. It was unusual for her to be astonished and let out such a loud voice.
『”Well, it’s not that strange that he’s an idol, he’s good-looking after all!!!”』
As a matter of course, she was astonished.
Then, Atsushi gave a brief explanation to her.
“Have you heard an idol group called, ‘STEP’? Tsubasa is one of the members.”
” STEP … that popular group…”
『”Isn’t that a high school boy idol group that is growing in popularity right now!?”』
『”Yeah, that’s right… why are you using your mouth and telepathy alternately? It’s hard to talk you know.”』
Yuri was bewildered. But it was nothing strange. After all, ‘STEP’, as she said, was a popular idol group that’s been talked about right now.
All of the members are handsome high school boys who are active in a wide range of fields such as singing, dancing, and acting.
Nowadays, even though more and more people don’t watch TV, there are quite a lot of people who know the idol group called, ‘STEP’.
“Po-popular huh, that’s not the case…”
“Isn’t that true? Recently, with that “Utasute”, your group became a hot topic. Isn’t that song will be the theme song for the drama you’re in?”
“Ah, so you saw it. I’m happy~”
“Well, if your cousin appears on TV, you’ll see it, right? But… What to say huh… are your group okay? I mean, the members of your group seem to have some problem with their head….”
When Atsushi said that, Tsubasa got frozen with a smile on his face.
Yuri, who didn’t understand the meaning of the word, was tilting her head, and Atsushi continued to speak so that she could understand it.
“Why did every member of your group mention the capital even though the question was to mention the countries that belong in Europe?”
“Ah, you see, that’s what the staff at the TV station told us to say…”
“Don’t lie. The moment the answer came out, the was an awkward silence. I’m sure everyone at the site was in a panic. Well, it’s okay because the host managed to turn it around, but I’m sure, it was just about to become a broadcast accident.”
“Also, when other people are talking, stop making noise just because you’re in the back. You need to fix that bad habit. Perhaps you did that because you thought the camera wasn’t moving around, but even I could see what you did.”
“Then, learn how to advertise properly. Of course, you need to say the title of the drama, the date and time of the broadcast, but you need to learn to say something else that would make people who listen to it, want to see the drama.”
At that moment, Tsubasa’s emotions exploded, as if a balloon filled with air had been popped.
“What, what is it, what is it that you want!! Why does Ak-kun say the same thing as our manager!! I’ve been told about it more than enough!! We’ve been forced to listen to it while sitting in seiza!! We’ve been warned about it so much!! I don’t want to hear it even at home!! So, please stop preaching like that…!!”
Tsubasa was screaming, with teary eyes.
Apparently, all of that problems were pointed out by the manager. Moreover, he had been told about it so much.
Seeing him, Atsushi realized that he said too much, even though he didn’t know anything about the industry, and so he tried to calm Tsubasa down.
“Ah, okay, okay, I understand. I’m sorry, I said too much. So don’t cry. I’ll make your favorite omelet rice for dinner today.”
“…… the eggs must be soft-cooked.”
“Yeah, yeah, okay… how about you, Shirasawa? I’m going to make dinner now, but are you okay with it?”
“Hmm… then, please make one for me too.”
Yuri spoke in a relaxed tone, just like a young lady.
On the other hand, with telepathy….
『”Of course!!! Well, I was already hungry because I used my head too～ much. Ah, I’ll tell my parents about this, so you don’t need to worry about that. Also, I like the eggs to be soft-cooked too～!”』
『”Really, your outside and inside are so different.”』
Hearing Yuri’s words, Atsushi sighed.
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