The Case of the Salaryman and His Beautiful Boss - Chapter 9
Chapter 9: On a Long-awaited Day Off
A few days had passed since the incident with Chief Matsuura.
I somehow managed to buy the game without incident, just in time.
I came dangerously close to having my reservation canceled because of being three days late.
Today was Saturday, and the weather was good. It was the perfect day to play games.
Eh? Wouldn’t it be better to go outside since the weather was so good, you say?
No, that’s a huge misunderstanding.
Staying in and playing games when the weather was so nice was a luxury.
“…Who am I explaining this to…? I’ve been through a lot recently, and I’m probably just tired out… I’ll just play a game to recover my wits.”
This just felt like such a luxurious time.
I could play games all afternoon…
In my school days, I had basically unlimited time, and I had stamina.
But a salaryman’s time was limited, and on top of that, I didn’t have any stamina.
Until that time came, I used to be able to game all day without getting tired.
But now, I could only game for three hours before having to rest.
“Alright… it’s nine. Time to game until noon.”
I then proceeded to enjoy the long-awaited new M*nster Hunter release.
Afterward, I passed the time…
“Seriously… it’s already noon. Time really flies when you’re playing a fun game… anyways, I should go outside.”
I changed into my casual wear and left my apartment.
“I’m feeling… maybe McD*nald’s today. I’ll get takeout and leisurely eat while reading webnovels. To me, that’s the ultimate luxury.”
I used to eat like crazy when I was in school.
I didn’t go out a lot, either, and my nutritional balance was bad.
Incidentally, I don’t use home delivery services.
Walking is more refreshing, and it helps with your physical health.
Also, while I used to stay up all night reading webnovels, I don’t do that kind of stuff anymore.
“Haa… being a salaryman is tough. I gotta do it if I wanna live, though.”
My current job was a blessing…
My salary was around 250000 yen after taxes, but I was allowed to head home on time.
Also, I didn’t have to work on holidays, so that was really helpful.
Taking a short detour, I arrived at McD*nalds.
“Teriyaki, please, with fries and cola.”
Once I bought my meal, I took the shortest path home.
It was important for the cola to stay carbonated, and for the fries to not become soggy…
Somehow, I managed to keep my food tasty and luxuriously passed the time without incident.
“Man, reading webnovels while eating this feels so wrong… Ooh, are NTR and cheating popular in romcoms nowadays? Times are changing…”
Thinking about that stuff, I went to pass the time…
And suddenly, my phone rang.
“Hm? Who’s this? Oh, it’s sis…”
My parents live in Saitama, and a sister, who’s older than me by four years, lives in Tokyo.
We don’t get along badly… but ever since I was young, she’s been a bit of an airhead, which was kind of troublesome.
“Should I ignore her? No, that’d lead to a whole lot of trouble… haa… hello?”
“Ah, you picked up. It’s your onee-chan!”
“Yeah, I can see that much.”
“Huh? Are you mad? Were you having a wank?”
“I wasn’t! And even if I was, I wouldn’t tell you!”
“Wow! Such violent language! Are you going against your cute onee-san?”
“Oi, you’re, like, thirty…”
“What was that…?”
“No, it was nothing.”
Holy crap, I skirted a really dangerous line there…
“What, don’t you like older people? I’m still young!”
“Alright, got it… So, what’s up?”
“So, I wanted to eat my brother’s home cooking…”
“Huh? Did you break up with your boyfriend or something?”
“Yeah! That bastard! He cheated on me!”
“Were you not mistaken?”
Ever since before, she was always the type to jump to conclusions.
“I wasn’t. Definitely wasn’t.”
“Alright, I got it. So, where are you right now?”
“I just got here. Get over here already~”
Why was this creature, known as my sister, ignoring my present condition?
An eternal mystery…
My doorbell chimed…
And when I looked through the intercom…
“This really sucks…”
There was no way around it, so I changed my clothes again and headed for my apartment’s entrance.
“Can’t be helped… Jeez, you came so suddenly…”
“I mean, you’d just refuse if I asked you upfront, right?”
“Well, I can’t deny that…”
I had thought of denying her, using games and webnovels as an excuse.
“Alright! Let’s go shopping!”
Well, I was going to buy ingredients for dinner anyway…
On top of that… I’m sure she came because she was worried about me.
Afterward, we went to the supermarket in my sister’s car.
“What do you wanna eat?”
“Hm… I’m craving Italian food!”
“Alright, so a salad, first of all. Chicken thigh or pork loin.”
“How about sauce? Tomato or steak?”
“Tomato… chicken thighs… sauce should probably be fresh… maybe a pumpkin potage would go together well…”
“Fast as usual. You’ve always been good at cooking.”
Due to certain conditions, I started cooking from a young age.
It was a time where I didn’t really have a say in the matter.
Of course, I didn’t dislike it, but…
“Because you can’t cook, right, sis?”
“Whatever! It’s fine! I’ll just find a husband who can!”
“Alright, alright, just don’t cling on to me that hard! You’re already old enough that doing that to your brother is creepy!”
“How rude! Oh, huh? I feel like that really beautiful woman is stuck looking at us…”
“Huh? What’re you talkin-… C-chief Matsuura?”
“M-Mizuto-kun… That… Oh, I see… so it’s like that…”
To my surprise, in front of my sister was Chief Matsuura, holding a shopping basket…
And for some reason, she looked really depressed…