The second exam is finished. For Miyo this was the hardest exam, but the test went ok so he feels happy. Once again, the only one who feels the test didn't go well is GoGo.
This time after the test they don't go anywhere together. Instead, Miyo goes to help out the bakery he works at part time for a couple of hours. As usual, he works together with his two bosses. The two owners of the bakery are childhood friends. The one who manages most of the finances and other things is a 29 year old woman, Ren. The other boss is Seki, a 28 year old man.
Miyo is very friendly with Ren and Seki, and the few times he met the other employees, they seemed to be nice as well.
He enjoys working at the bakery, but the past two weeks it has stressed him out a bit since Dai has been coming here. Today though he feels lucky, since during the week days he hasn't seen Dai come to the bakery yet, and he wants to avoid him as much as possible, while still enjoying his work.
Miyo ends his shift early and heads home, since he is excited to get his pet bird back. He hopes nothing happened to DaiDai and that he's still fully healthy. If DaiDai would have to go to the vet it would be a problem, since first of all, no one knows what sort of bird DaiDai is, and second of all, Miyo barely has enough money to pay for university, so paying for the vet would be a problem.
Soon Miyo stops worrying though, and he decides to study a little before his pet gets here. He also wonders how he should pay back the man that found DaiDai. Should he offer him money? Or would thanking him be enough? While he is questioning this, he hears the doorbell ring.
When Miyo opens the door, he sees a man awkwardly holding DaiDai in his hands. His face lights up. There seems to be nothing wrong with the bird, and it looks even cleaner than it was when he lost it. He happily he calls out DaiDai. Then he looks at the mans face. His expression freezes. The man standing in front of his apartment is Dai from university, who he tried to avoid.
Dai sees Miyo's expression freeze when he sees his face, and he knows Miyo recognized him. After all how could he not recognize Dai, almost everyone in their department knows him. Before Dai can say anything though, DaiDai flies out and hits Miyo straight on as usual.
Miyo takes a step back, but trips on a shoe. Dai sees this, and stretches out his hand to catch him. Instead, he himself also ends up falling. He falls on top of Miyo.
Miyo who is a little surprised hitting the floor recovers from the shock, and sees DaiDai sitting next to him, and Dai lying half on top of him, with his head on Miyo's chest. Why did he get into this situation? The fluffy white birds innocently looks at him, and Miyo frowns.
Dai is also surprised. He didn't hit the cold hard floor, but instead he had a soft landing, falling onto the other boy. His head is on the others chest, and he can feel Miyo's warmth. It's pretty comfortable. Only after hearing Miyo ask after a while whether he's okay and whether he's planning to get up, he comes to his senses again.
He blushes a little and quickly gets of Miyo. Miyo doesn't notice it though. Now the atmosphere is just awkward. Miyo is the first one to break the awkward silence.
'Thanks for taking care of DaiDai, and thanks for returning him. I was worried about him, but it seems like you took really good care of him, I owe you.'
'It's nothing, I just found him on my way home about two weeks ago. It's no trouble.' After all this is a chance for him to get closer to Miyo.
Hearing Dai has taken care of the bird for two weeks, Miyo is slightly shocked and even though he doesn't want to get involved with Dai he says: 'I'm so sorry for the trouble, is there anyway I can pay you back?'
Dai is happy to hear this. At first he wants to tell Miyo everything's fine and that he doesn't need anything, but then he changes his mind.
'Well if you really want to thank me, you can treat me to dinner sometime.'
Hearing this, Miyo blinks his eyes. What did Dai just say? 'I can give you some money, or I could help you with an architecture project maybe?' Is what Miyo offers.
'...' Is it really that weird to ask him to treat him to dinner? Dai doesn't want to give up yet, so he tries again: 'I have plenty of money, even though you helping me with a project doesn't sound bad, that isn't what I wanted. If you really want to thank me, please treat me to dinner sometime.'
Miyo is sure he heard correct. Eating dinner with Dai is really not something he wants to do, but when he thinks of how well Dai must have treated his pet, he feels guilty refusing such a simple request.
He is frowning a bit since he's a little reluctant to say yes. Dai sees it and wonders whether he should give up on dinner with Miyo. That's when he hears 'Fine. Pick a time and place, but please pick a date after the exam weeks.'
Hearing this, Dai's eyes brighten a bit. 'Great, I'll text you later to discuss what date we are gonna have dinner. Also, may I have a glass of water? It was warm on the way here, so I'm a little thirsty.' After saying this, Dai looks at the other boy to see his reaction.
Miyo opens his mouth to refuse, but then just turns around and walks to the kitchen. He wonders why Dai has to text him. Can't they just decide something now? He doesn't really want to have more contact with Dai. After he takes a glass and fills it with it with water, he notices Dai stepped into the apartment. Are they familiar enough for him to come inside? Since he's already inside, Miyo asks Dai who seems very satisfied for some reason to sit down for a bit. Of course Dai does so with pleasure.
After drinking the glass of water, he tries to find a reason to stay a little longer, but whatever question he asks, Miyo always answers as short as possible and he looks uncomfortable, so after a while Dai gives up. Walking out of the small apartment, he still wonders what he did to offend Miyo and why Miyo is so cold to him when he is so open with others. Thinking more about this on his way home he feels a little hurt.
As soon as the door closes after Dai, Miyo feels relieved. What was that about? He doesn't understand why Dai wants to eat dinner with him and why Dai tries to get closer to him. Why did he seem so pleased when he was asked to sit down? Is he trying to find another way to hurt Miyo? Or was he just grinning because this apartment is small compared to his?
Miyo doesn't understand, and when he thinks of having to have more contact with Dai, he shivers. Why does Dai act like they're on good terms, like nothing ever happened? Even if what happened last year was an accident, even if for some reason Dai's friends acted on their own and them causing trouble wasn't his fault, there still would be no reason for them to talk to each other. After all, even if Miyo somehow could believe Dai is as clueless as he acts, it doesn't mean Miyo can just forget everything. And even though Dai might act like nothing's wrong, there's no way he didn't know how much trouble his friends were causing Miyo, right? This all is probably just another plot to cause him more problems.
With this Miyo decides to be careful, and even though he has to have dinner with Dai, he'll just ignore him after that.