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Chapter 4-1: Night Visit and Affair
The next morning, on his way to shop for ingredients, Uta spotted Sukunabikona-no-kami on top of a building’s roof.
(Huh? Why is he there…?)
The small god’s bright hair looked transparent in the morning sun. It was so conspicuous that Uta could see how it fluttered from far away.
As for the god’s straightened back and his profile which was looking far into the distance…
Uta felt something bone-chilling.
(Did something happen?)
He wanted to ask the god, but his voice certainly couldn’t reach the top of the building.
Nor could he climb all the way up there…
This remained on Uta’s mind even as he walked past.
That afternoon, just as Haraedo came over, Sukunabikona also showed up.
“How was yesterday?”
Haraedo asked Sukunabikona, who casually came to order a caffé mocha.
Uta listened in as he reached for the cup on the shelf and recalled the words Ookuninushi had said yesterday.
—I’ll see you tonight.
(Are they talking about that?)
Uta also recalled Housou-no-kami’s words at the same time.
—I’ll sneak into your dreams tonight.
His hand, which was reaching for the shelf, stopped only for a moment, but the sharp-sighted Haraedo noticed that.
“Uta, what’s wrong? You’re tense.”
He had once mentioned to Uta that he knew the color of his heart.
Uta didn’t understand how the god knew, but it was probably similar to how people picked up on cues.
Uta grabbed the cup and stood in front of the espresso machine.
“Isn’t it because the mister here had an affair yesterday?”
Sukunabikona said. He laughed as if he had seen through everything.
“I’m jealous, but I’ll forgive you since we both were guilty yesterday.”
“What do you mean by that?! Isn’t the conversation’s premise already wrong?”
“More importantly, with whom?!”
Even Sungmin, who had been washing the dishes, suddenly entered the conversation.
“Huh? Based on that reaction, it appears that you haven’t cheated with either Haraedo or that fan club member.”
Sukunabikona tilted his head.
“First of all, Uta doesn’t belong to you, so he didn’t cheat.”
“Mana~ger! Who…? Did you do something with someone?!”
“Like I said, I didn’t do anything with anyone.”
“Uta, you do know that you’re pretty bad at lying, right…?”
Sukunabikona laughed, Sungmin was in tears, and Haraedo let out a deep sigh.
“No, I really mean it, nothing happened.”
Uta placed the finished caffé mocha in front of Sukunabikona.
By the way, he had left a ten thousand yen bill when paying for yesterday’s cup. Since he had said to keep the change, Sungmin had cried tears of joy.
“Then, why are you so tense?”
Haraedo stared at him. It didn’t look like Uta could deceive him any longer.
Uta contemplated and eventually spoke.
“To tell you the truth… Housou-san said that he would sneak into my dreams yesterday…”
“What?! That damn Housou…?!”
Haraedo slammed the counter and stood up.
“Come to think of it, that guy can’t do anything, but he does have the power to show people nightmares…”
“Eh? What does he mean by he’ll enter your dreams…? Isn’t that totally unfair?!”
Uta wondered what exactly Sungmin was imagining, but he continued to explain.
“But… he didn’t come.”
“Eh? Didn’t come?”
The three looked at each other.
“That’s why, conversely, I’m worried.”
He didn’t want to be unreasonably penetrated in his dreams like last time, but he had assumed that the god must have had an incentive in mind when he had declared to Uta that he would enter his dreams.
That, and the reason the god didn’t show up bothered him.
“I don’t really understand Housou-san… But, I don’t think he’s a bad god. I do want to know more about him.”
“No… that guy’s just a completely useless god, y’know?”
As Haraedo said that, Sukunabikona bobbed his head in agreement beside him.
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