23. Pulling an all-nighter for 3 days in straight is hard
Current time, Saturday 8:00 pm.
Atsushi and Yuri were watching the end-roll screen on TV with black bears under their eyes.
『”Kufu, Kufufu … How was it, Atsushi-san? … What’s your impression of it…?”』
『”No, no… it’s not about that. I’m asking about your impression of those ten blockbusters…”』
“It’s a fact, you know it can’t be helped…”
In truth, Atsushi would like to give various impressions.
For sure, it was super fun. At first, He thought it would be a common hero movie, but as the series overlapped, heroes who wouldn’t have met intersected with each other, and then a new story was created from there.
There was a lot of foreshadowing. Also, it had an exciting story development, and a good battle scene.
To be honest, he regretted not being able to see these movies in the theater.
But at the same time, it made him want to see the final work as soon as possible.
However, even if he had a lot of thoughts about it,
He was attacked by drowsiness that overwrote even such thoughts.
And it wasn’t just Atsushi who was attacked.
“By the way, you too, look sleepy… don’t you…?”
『”What, did you say…? I, am still good～… just that my consciousness is fading in and out, once every… ten… secondsー… hah, dangerous, it was dangerous…”』
“It looks like you’ll fall asleep at any moment, though?”
It was understandable. After all, Atsushi and Yuri really watched this series for 20 hours in a row.
Of course, they properly had a meal and bath. But still, they didn’t sleep at all.
Thanks to that, also probably because they were concentrating on the movie until a while ago, as soon as it ended, their consciousness started to fade away.
“Anyway, you really did it. I still couldn’t believe that you really accompanied me watching all of these. I mean, lending all of these to me should be more than enough, you know?”
『”Well, Atsushi-san complied with my selfishness. Then, isn’t staying up all night with you, the least I should do?”』
“So, you were aware that you were selfish …”
While being aware of that, she still did it…
How to say… she’s really a disappointing fairy.
Atsushi reaffirmed that.
『”And … As I said, I’ve been watching this series for a long time, alone. And a friend with who I can share such hobbies, Atsushi-san is the first… No. to be precise, the one I can call as my otaku friend, Atsushi-san is the only one.”』
『”That’s why I’m so happy… I’ve never thought, that there’ll be a time I’ll go to see my favorite movie with someone… But that’s why, I wanted to convey how fun and exciting, this movie will be…”』
Hearing that, Atsushi became speechless.
“Atsushi-san is the only one” … That simple word, somehow made him happy.
Therefore, he was getting relaxed and so his mouth started to get a little loose.
“Is that so…? Well, what a coincidence. Me too.”
“I, you know, I’m like this… I’ve always been bad at making friends… Even without the current rumors, I’m sure I would have been isolated in class.”
It wasn’t self-deprecation, it was a hard fact.
Elementary, junior high, even after entering high school, Atsushi had no one that he could call friends. Originally, he himself wasn’t good at socializing and speaking. In addition, a scary face with scratches on the face.
You might have heard a saying, ‘Don’t judge a person by their appearance’, but, you could also say, that the first impression of you would determine how other people contact you. With that in mind, Atsushi could be said to be in the worst category, and that was why he was convinced that he would have a hard time fitting into new surroundings.
Yuri directly denied it.
『”No way. For Atsushi-san to be the same, that’s not possible.”』
『”Because, you see. Atsushi-san, somehow you’re nice to get along with, somehow you’ll give me attention, somehow you’ll cooperate with anything I ask… you’re the definition of a person who will do something for others regardless of whatever it is.』
“Hey, are you complimenting me or not?”
『”It’s a compliment you knowー… a person, that wouldn’t mind doing something together with you… I think, I’m so lucky to be friends with that kind of person…”』
Atsushi thought that what Yuri said might be true.
After all, what you had been doing alone until now, all of a sudden, someone would do it together with you.
Even though that someone might be only one person, nevertheless the world would look different.
『”That’s why Atsushi-san. I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s mov…vie… “』
“As I said, don’t send any more telepathy, if you want to sleep…”
While saying that, Atsushi squeezed his energy and went to get the blanket and put it on Yuri.
And he himself lay down on the floor of the living room.
Yeah, it’s hard to stay up all night for 3 days in a row …
Atsushi didn’t have the energy to bring Yuri to bed anymore, let alone the energy to go to his own bed.
To be honest, he was pretty tired.
I wonder why… but I’m enjoying this moment…
With that in mind, Atsushi closed his eyelids.
The next morning.
“Umm… what kind of situation is this…?”
It was Tsubasa, who came to Atsushi’s house.
Atsushi sleeping loosely in the living room, while Yuri sleeping with his belly as a pillow.
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