Chapter Twenty-Eight: I Want to be Loved:


The waiting was the worst part. Takashi still didn’t seem to get it. I shouldn’t be surprised since he is an angel. I don’t want to come off as aggressive. Still, I’m running out of ideas. Kissing worked, but now I want more. How do I coax him into it? Tonight, I counted down to our ritual.


I knew what was coming next when I heard my bedroom door open. I couldn’t help but smile.

“Is it time?” I asked.

“Yes,” Char-chan said. I lifted my head as I noted a hint of sorrow in her tone. “What’s the matter?”

“Do you love me?” she asked.


“Please?” She leaned in and kissed me. The way she grabbed my shirt didn’t reach me. I still couldn’t understand what she wants. She turned my face towards me.

“It hurts,” Char-chan said. “I don’t know how to get you to love me back.”

“Char-chan…” I pulled her into my arms. “I do love you.”

“In what way?”

“I’m sorry?”

She pressed her cheek to my chest. “That’s the problem. You don’t exactly my love.”

“Can you make me understand?”

“It’s not easy. I can’t do it in words. I would have to show you.” Her chin rested on my chest. “But if you I do that, I would corrupt you further.”

“Please show me.”

“No.” Her cheek rested on my chest. “I did that once. Anymore would be pushing it.”

“Please.” Something about her words stirred something inside of me. I held her in my arms. “Don’t cry. Please don’t cry.”

“I’m crying!”

“Shhh.” I wouldn’t let her go. Maybe this was the “love” she was talking about.

“Takashi-kun,” Char-chan murmured.

“Yes?” I asked.

“Why are you so good to me?”

I wrapped my arms around her curved body. “I guess… I think I ‘love’ you.”

“Are you sure?”


“Thank you, Takashi-kun.” She gave me a kiss on the chest. I still didn’t understand it, but I liked how this felt. Is this ‘love?’


I don’t know if I reached him or not, but I will keep trying. For now, I can settle for this.

“I love you, Takashi-kun,” I whispered. As expected, he didn’t reply like I had hoped.