Side Profiles and Irises – Vol. 1 Extra 1

Extra 1: Morning After and Depression (+ Afterword)




—–Translated by daydrop. Please read on the original site at daydrop.nowaki.net.

It had been a long time since Shin had slept for so long, so soundly. The light of a brand-new morning filtered past the gaps between the curtains and bleached everything white as it attacked his eyeballs through his eyelids. Shin rubbed his eyes blearily as he cracked them open and saw Tatsuki’s sleeping face right there in front of him. He carefully combed Tatsuki’s hair with his fingers. Shin had the right to touch him like this without asking. It filled him with a childish sense of joy and superiority like he had this secret treasure all to himself. Tatsuki sparkled and captivated Shin more than any beautiful jewel, more than any glass marble, more than the brilliant fall foliage, and Tatsuki slowly woke up.

“Nnhh… Nacchan… Morning~… Ahh, we were doing it in my dream… I wish I didn’t have to wake up from it~”

“That’s a waste o’ a mornin’.”

“But you said no to a second round last night.”

“I was tired.”

It had taken all of his strength just to take shower, and when Tatsuki had asked to go again, Shin was at 99.9 percent unconsciousness and he could only answer back, “I can’t.” Hmm, he remembered that couldn’t even say Good night either.

“But are you all recovered now?”

“…Yeah, I guess.”

“Do you want to do it again right now?”

“……Okay, I guess.” 

“Yay~!”

Tatsuki threw himself on top of Shin in his excitement, but then he saw his cell phone next to his pillow and panicked.

“Crap. What time is it now…? Ahh, it’s already past 9! I gotta go!”

“Huh?”

“I promised to meet up with friends for some futsal. Nacchan, do you have work today? No? You can take your time and do whatever you need here, okay? I have a spare key in the shoe cabinet!”

In a blink of an eye, Tatsuki brushed his teeth, washed his face, and dressed himself. He flew out of the door with a “Bye, I’m off!” and Shin was left sitting in his bed as he punched a pillow. 

“What the hell!?”

There was no way Shin could ever have Tatsuki all to himself.

Can I really get on like this?

He felt like one day he might explode from the tiniest little trigger, wallowed in all the pent-up jealousy and dissatisfaction that he knew would build up inside him.

But Shin thought that he would probably still love Tatsuki even if he exploded. He was completely taken in by this sweet-talking hustler. There was nothing he could do about it. Shin had already started forgiving him with a single LINE message that said, We’re having sushi tonight! Got it? Shin hugged the dented pillow to himself and whispered, “Ya dumb nut.”

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Thank you very much.

Ichiho Michi




—–Translated by daydrop. Please read on the original site at daydrop.nowaki.net.

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8 thoughts on “Side Profiles and Irises – Vol. 1 Extra 1”

  1. Hhh they’re so cute I can’t even-
    I love with all my heart every character in this novel, they all have their little quirks and reasons that make them human(?). ><

    Thank you for the chapter!

    (I’m really bad at writing comments, but sometimes I see the comment section is empty and it makes me feel bad because my impression of you (tl) is that you like to read comments?)

    1. I’m happy to hear that you love the characters so much! I feel the same way. ❤❤❤ But yes, being human, making mistakes, acknowledging the weaknesses, the uglier feelings–it is all so relatable.

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! I do appreciate it, and I like seeing what people like and feel about the story. When there are no comments, it does feel like people don’t care for the story when I love it so much and I wonder if I should keep translating. But there have been lovely readers who leave me comments, and I’m happy that they love the story as much as I do. Anyway, I will finish Off Air, the spinoffs, and any new releases, no worries, it’s just I wonder what I should do for the next novel after I finish.

    1. Hehe, there are a couple cute stories that contrast the dates between Tatsuki/Shin and Ushio/Kei. 😉

      Kei’s mom even warns Kei about staying in all the time, and that he should work harder to keep Ushio, lololol.

  2. Hahaha Nacchan is just precious~ now I wanna see a double date between shinxtatsuki and keixushio

    Thanks for the chapter!!~ 🙇🙇🙇

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