Mn. I’ve always hated questions like this. Especially when girls ask them. There’s never a right answer to them. I say yes, she gets upset that I was staring at her half naked body. I say no and she’ll think me the liar, which will make her upset as well. So, I suppose there’s only one way to handle this. An approach that I’ve never actually had the opportunity to try with a girl, so I have no idea how this is going to turn out.
“Well... Let’s say this.” I sigh. Here goes nothing. “If I answer yes, you’ll be upset that I saw. However, if I say no, you’ll think me the liar, and be upset as well. So why don’t we go with, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about’ and leave it at that. Ok?”
I hear some movement from the other side of the door, but no response from Sanae.
“Sanae?” I venture hopefully.
“I’m still thinking your answer over, Koizumi-kun.” There’s a tone to her voice that I can’t quite place. It’s not anger, or even upset sounding... Thoughtful maybe? Playful? Mn... I just can’t be sure with out seeing her.
I hear the sound of clothing rustling coming from the other side of the door.
“It was a very clever answer.”
What is she getting at? “Um... I’m glad you liked it?”
Suddenly the door slid open, revealing a smiling Sanae. She was wearing what looked to be a police woman’s uniform. Very, very nice. “I’ve decided that I’m not going to be mad at yo~u” She winked. “But if you do it again, I’m afraid I’ll have to punish you! Lock you up for fifty years and throw away the key!” she giggled, swinging a pair of handcuffs around on her finger. “So don’t even think about it, Ok?”
“Uh... O-ok.” My cheeks reddened slightly.
She frowned and placed her hands firmly on her hips. “It’s not, ‘ok’ It’s ‘Yes ma’am!’ Got it?”
“Good.” She giggled again. “So, what do you think?”
“It’s very, very nice.” And it was. It was a bit tight, especially around the bust and the hips, but it wasn’t skin tight. Her hair done up in that tight little bun with a yellow ribbon trailing down from it was exquisite, the tiny hat, perched on her head, only served to further accentuate the rest of the outfit. And now she’s resumed spinning the hand cuffs on her finger again. She has the air of a police officer down pat.
“Don’t stare so intently! It’s making me embarrassed” Sanae’s cheeks started flushing a deep red as she stopped swinging the handcuffs.
“I’m sorry, it’s just that you’re so...” So what? Pretty? Beautiful? Attractive? I don’t want to scare her off, by coming on too strong, but I also want to complement her. “That outfit just looks so good on you, I can’t help but stare.” Oh god, did I really just say that? That has to be the single most cheesey line I can think of and I actually said it. Well, it was nice while it lasted. Too bad I...
“Really?!” Sanae brought her hands up to her cheeks and swings back and forth. “Ahhh! You’re making me so embarrassed!” She giggles again, hiding behind her hands. “Ehehe, you’re the first person I’ve really showed my costumes for. Mostly I just have Hina make them for me and I try them on in my room.”
Wow. This girl is just... I don’t even know. I don’t... I haven’t really met anyone like her before.
“Ohho. So this is what a priestess does in her free time.” A new voice calls out, causing both sanae and me to freeze. We turn our heads, slowly, in tandum as a flash goes off.
“I never knew you were into this sort of thing, Sanae.” Aya giggled. “I saw something nice, now I have to tell everyone~!”
Aya made to take off. Sanae dashed down the hall after her. “Wait, Aya! You can’t do that!”
“Hehehe. And you’re going to stop me? You know you can’t catch me~”
“Fine then! I challenge you to a spell card duel for the pictures!”
Aya’s mouth dropped open. “Wat.”
“You heard me! I win, I get the pictures. You win, I’ll let you take pictures of me in more outfits. Maybe even that duplicate I have of Momiji’s.”
Aya looked torn. On one hand, she had the pictures. On the other hand, she could get much much MUCH better pictures if she won. But could she beat Sanae was the question mulling through her mind.
“How about I show you the replica I have of Reimu’s outfit.” Sanae sang out. That seemed to do it as Aya immediately stuck her hand out.
“You’ve got yourself a deal, priestess.”
I’d swear Aya was drooling.
“Umm...” I finally spoke up after their little conversation. “What’s a uh... ‘spell card’ duel?” I was starting to get somewhat worried. Duels usually were violent things that ended with someone getting hurt, unless they were playing that freaky kids card game....
Aya looked at me like I was stupid. “How can you NOT know?”
“Oh Aya, He’s new. Leave him be. I’ll explain it to you later, Koizumi-kun, I just have to win back those pictures from Aya.” She nodded definitively. “Don’t worry, it’s nothing dangerous. You can even come watch if you’d like.”
[ ] watch
[ ] don’t watch.
Regardless of previous vote.
[ ] write in anything you’d like to say to Sanae.