243. Amusement Park
Amusement park… It could be said as one of the best date spots where you could enjoy food and drinks at a slightly higher price, also free screaming attractions such as roller coasters and haunted houses. It could be said as a place where you could enjoy an extraordinary life that might be a little out of the ordinary. This time, I, Kohaku Hatano, was invited to such a place.
….. Well, what I can say is that a normal date for a high schooler like this, is good…
As a high school student, I have more opportunities to go out with girls, that’s for sure, but… Looking back, the time I went out with girls was, that a company-sponsored party, a birthday party of a noble that was so prestigious even the royal family attended, and the dinner during the other day which was in a luxury hotel dinner. It’s not a date that the average high school student does, right? Am I the only one who gets the impression that a date, especially having dinner at a hotel, is something that adults do? I mean, even the first date I had in my previous life was walking inside a department store! I’m stunned by this difference! Seriously!
While thinking of such a thing, I sipped coffee at a cafe near the meeting place. Since I had a little time to spare, I was laid back like this, but seeing how many people I could see through the glass, I was impressed. I knew that it would be full of women, but all looked so happy.
The amusement park I was planning to visit today was a new amusement park that opened three years ago. It had been a hot topic since it opened, and even after three years, it was still a popular spot. There were many performances on the street, many attractions that it would be impossible to ride all of them even if you spend one whole day in here, and the parade that you could enjoy.
For sure, this is a good date spot.
……But that’s why I have a question. Yuzuka-san, is a young lady, why did she choose this spot? She is a non-ordinary woman. In the first place, has she ever been to an amusement park?…… Wait, perhaps she was here for pre-opening and related parties, but still, this is an amusement park, a place visited by so many people.
On a date you don’t want to fail, you’ll want to do something that’ll make you look good. To be honest, when I was invited to the amusement park, I thought she would reserve the place. But, seeing this large number of people, it seems that’s not the case. It’s an amusement park, moreover, on the weekend, I think there are more people than she can imagine. Such a young lady like her, I wonder if she can stand such a crowded place? Kukuku… I’m looking forward to it.
Well, I guess it’s time?
I looked at the clock, it was just the right time, so I headed to the meeting place. I thought it would be difficult just to find the person I was looking for in such a crowd, but… I found Yuzuka-san easily. She was waiting quietly, but for some reason, there was a lot of space around her.
…… Hmm? Is she emitting some sort of aura?
Yuzuka-san also noticed me and waved her hand cutely. Today’s Yuzuka-san was wearing pants and a cap, overall, it was a little boyish outfit. It was a style that emphasis on ease of movement. She looked fresh, as she was not in her usual girlish outfit, which was also cute in a way.
… But what was worrisome was that she didn’t look confused even though there were no people around her. She was just standing alone as a matter of course. Normally, you would be worried if you were in her situation, right?
“… Good morning. Somehow, not many people around here, don’t you think so?”
“Is that so? I think it’s normal.”
It’s not normal at all.
“More than that”
More than that!??
“Well, it’s a one-day free pass, so we can ride without waiting! Let’s enjoy ourselves a lot today.”
While smiling, she took my hand.
“Ah, the money…”
“Fufufu, it’s okay. This is a showcase for women’s worth.”
Even if you think that’s the case, you don’t have to say it out loud, right?
Anyway, we held hands and headed to the entrance gate.
We were sent off by the staff and passed through the gate. As soon as I crossed the gate, I felt something different.
I see, the air feels different. This is a land of dreams and fairy tales!
“Let’s have a lot of fun today!”
“Yeah. Yuzuka-san, is there any place you want to go?”
“Yes! Let’s go to the exciting ones for the time being! After that, go to the haunted house. Ah, I heard that an attraction called Jungle Cruise is also fun!”
Yuzuka-san was so excited. Something I didn’t normally see from her.
“Yuzuka-san, do you like an amusement park?”
“Well, I haven’t been going to this kind of place that much, so I was really looking forward to today. Ehehe…”
Yuzuka-san said shyly, blushing a little. When I saw Yuzuka-san being so cute like that, I was having fun too.
When we were chatting about where to go first, the amusement park mascot character approached us while holding a signboard. A new attraction was drawn on the signboard, and the mascot seemed to recommend it with a comical movement.
“Why don’t we go there at first?”
“Yeah, that’s right. It’s an attraction that seems to be fun.”
When we decided to go to the new attraction, the mascot gave us a good thumbs-up. And for some reason, Yuzuka-san also returned a thumbs-up.
Today, Yuzuka-san was very excited.