Distance. Love. Online.: Chapter 0.8

After finishing the food…

Harumi: “What should we do now?”

Me: “Play some games together?”

Harumi: “The same old shooting game we played?”

Me: “Sure.” then I received a text.

Harumi: “Eh?”

Me: “Tomorrow’s lectures are cancelled…”

Harumi: “Talk about coincidence…”

Me: “Let’s play till late then.”

Harumi: “Yay~”

We played with the console in the living room. I had never smiled this much in such a long time. We had a great time.

We finished playing and we chilled in the living room for a bit.

Me: “I assume I’m sleeping on the couch tonight.”

Harumi: “No, you are sleeping with me tonight.”

Me: “Huh?!!!”

Harumi smiles.

Me: “You are weird.”

Harumi: “Hmm?”

Me: “I’m not going to sleep with you.”

Harumi: “Why??? I called you here just to get you to sleep with me tonight.” and she starts to give me puppy eyes.

Me: “Sigh… Fine… When did you develop that ability…”

Harumi giggled: “Let’s go…” and she pulled my hand.

We went upstairs to her room.

Me: “I will sleep on the floor…”

Harumi: “I don’t have an extra bed.”

Me: “I can handle the floor.”

Harumi: “Why are you so hesitant about sleeping with me? We are not doing anything lewd.”

Me: “I’m not ready… I came here just to do homework.”

Harumi: “But… I just want to move on with the relatoionship, I thought because we knew each other for so long, so we can move on faster…”

Me: “But I prefer taking things slow…”

Harumi: “But… I’m running out of time…”

Me: “Huh? What did you say?”

Harumi: “Nothing… Okay, I’m sorry, I will slow down. But… I really want to embrace you in bed…” and she got in bed.

Me: “Fine…” and I joined her.

Harumi: “Thank you… and sorry for rushing things…” and she hugged me.

Me: “It’s fine… At least you understand.”

Harumi: “I love you…”

And I fell asleep.


The next morning, I woke up and Harumi isn’t beside me. I got up, washed up, brushed my teeth and went downstairs.

Harumi: “Good morning! Sit down, breakfast is almost ready…”

Me: “You could have woken me up when you woke up… I can help out with breakfast.”

Harumi: “I can make breakfast on my own.” and she served breakfast.

We started eating.

Me: “Want to go on a date later?”

Harumi: “I was waiting for you to ask me out!”

Me: “Okay, its a yes then.”

Harumi: “What are we going to do today?”

Me: “Hmm, going to keep it a surprise.”

Harumi: “Aww… Horror movies again?”

Me: “Nah, I nearly lost my hearing the other time, so I’m not going to watch horror movies with you ever again.”

Harumi: “So sorry…” and winked at me.

We both changed clothes and went out for our date. We watched a romance movie and Harumi cried like a baby at the end.

Me: “You want me to buy more tissues?”

Harumi sobbed: “It’s fine…”

Me: “It’s just a movie…. No one actually died…”

Harumi: “But… it sounds so real…”

I sighed and held her hand: “Okay, wipe that face and let’s go somewhere to relax.”

We went to the park.

Harumi: “A crepe stand! I want…”

Me: “Let’s go get it then.”

Harumi: “Yay… You are paying.”

Me: “As usual.”

Harumi snickered. I got a Blueberry Crepe and she got a Strawberry Crepe. We walked to a bench and sat down.

Me: “You are especially clingy today…”

Harumi: “No reason…”

Me: “Hmmm…”

Harumi: “What?”

Me: “Nothing.”

We ate quietly.

Me: “You still want to eat dinner after this… or are you cooking again?”

Harumi: “We can eat at that café again.”

Me: “Hmm, you sure?”

Harumi: “Yeah, I’m not picky.”

Me: “Okay then.”

We then went to the café, but it’s crowded.

Me: “Eh? This is weird… It’s a Monday…”

Harumi: “Want to go somewhere else?”

Me: “Ramen instead?”

Harumi: “Sure.”

We then went to my favourite ramen place.

Harumi: “Never knew there is a ramen shop here…”

Me: “I always eat here alone after school.”

Harumi: “Oh I see…”

Me: “It’s usually empty.”

We entered the ramen place and there is no one inside. We ordered our food swiftly. The ramen came in no time too.

Harumi: “It’s great!”

I smiled.

Harumi: “You always know where all the great food are.”

Me: “The good point of dating a loner then.”

Harumi: “Hmm… I see.”

Me: “That café was a dream place for me, to bring a girl for a date.”

Harumi: “Looks like your dream has been fulfilled.”

Me: “Yeah. I want to thank you for that.”

Harumi smiled.


After dinner and walked her home. Harumi kissed me in the lips before she entered her home.

We went on and date for a few weeks.

One day in school…

Harumi: “Hey, Yuji…”

Me: “Hmm?”

Harumi: “If I were to move out… are you still willing to date me?”

Me: “Move out as in… next town? City?”

Harumi: “Country.”

Me: “Ah… I don’t know…”

Harumi: “Haha, it’s a hard question to ask…”

Me: “Why the sudden question? Something wrong?”

Harumi: “Nah, no reason. Just a random thought…”


2 weeks after she asked me the question…

A fine Saturday morning, my phone rang. It’s a text from Harumi.


“I’m breaking up with you.”



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