In the last chapter, Rii goes on a date. Things happen and now she's getting pampered for a morning.
This morning she bathed at Haruto's place.
Rii was nervous and embarrassed as her memories resurfaced. Hey are you ok in there? Haruto asked.
Rii wore Haruto's burgundy hoodie and sweatpants set. She put on her flip-flops from her purse. You had flip-flops? Haruto asked. Yeah, those heels were bothering me last night. You know the old saying, "Beauty is painful."Rii replied. Let's go right now. Haruto replied. Alright. Rii replied. Bring everything with you. Haruto replied. My dad is leaving to go to work. Rii replied. You think you can slip in without your father's knowledge? Haruto asked. Let's see. Rii replied. She smirked. What happened to her? Haruto thought. Haruto and Rii left his place. The two ended up in the shopping district. They rushed into Rue's. She picked up a short spaghetti strap Ochre romper and umber colored sandals. Do you like it? Rii asked. Haruto just stared. A guy walked past and walked into the wall. I take that as you like it. Let's buy it. Rii replied. He bought the outfit and shoes. Change into that in the bathroom and meet me at my car. Haruto replied. As Rii rushed into the restroom, and changed. She ran out to Haruto's car. He hit the gas and sped up to Rii's home. She gets out of the car with her shopping bag with her clothes from last night and his sweats. Do you want your sweats back? Rii asked. You can have them, Rii. Haruto replied. He leans in and he kisses her. I was looking from the upstairs. Is that her? I asked. She's kissing him. I mumbled. Is that my little girl? She's finally grown up. Natsu replied. Rii opens the door. Natsu rushed downstairs. My little girl has grown up so much. Don't worry, your father is running an errand for me. To go to the grocery with a list. Natsu replied. Mom, you know how dad is. Rii replied. What? I asked. He can't usually follow the list. Rii replied. I see. Deceptive, I like. I replied. So that outfit is new?I asked. Yes, Haruto bought it because he didn't want me coming home in his sweats. Rii replied. Rii, he gave them to you on purpose. I replied. Let's see who the designer is. Natsu replied. She rubbed the hoodie and sweatpants. This is excellent material. I looked at the hoodie. Yeah you're so lucky to be dating a guy with expensive taste and can afford it. I replied. What do you mean, Izumi? Rii replied. Girl, these are Holl••••r sweats. They are a little pricey but worth it. I replied. As Rii looked down at the sweats. She heard the front door slam. Where have you been? I told you to be back before midnight! Shiki yelled. Dad. Rii replied. I can't tell him what happened. I thought. Shiki, she's eighteen in the fall, going off to college. Let Rii live. Natsu replied. Izumi, what do you know about this? Shiki asked. Since no one is telling me what's going on. I'm going to start taking privileges away. Shiki replied. At the moment, I saw the controlling Shiki that made "her"leave. I thought. Dad, why are you so angry? She went out a date. That's it. I replied. I could tell by the way I said it. That might have triggered a memory of my mom. He became engulfed with rage as I said that. Stop this, Shiki! Natsu replied. You are just stressed out from last week. You need to calm down. Natsu replied. Rii runs upstairs to her room and shuts the door. Shiki runs upstairs. Where did Rii go? I asked. Whenever he gets like that, it scares her. Your grandfather is like that too. Natsu replied. I heard from my mom when he came into his life. He changed as a person all together. I replied. Really, he hasn't changed at all to me? Natsu asked. Rii, I'm sorry if I scared you. Shiki replied. I just don't want you to end up like how I was at your age. Shiki replied. Rii opened the door. Dad. Rii replied. He hugged Rii. Dad, what do you mean? Rii asked. When I was your age, I was about to be father. Shiki replied. I walked upstairs. So dad, your saying, "You don't want Rii to end up with a scumbag like you", am I right? I asked. He diverted his eyes. Natsu looks at him. My phone vibrates in my back pocket.
Who is calling? I thought.