Side Profiles and Irises – Vol. 4 Extra 1

Extra 1: Leave It to Someone (+ Afterword)




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

On a fundamental level, Sakae thought that he and Shitara didn’t mesh all that well together. However, there were a number of points where they shared the same opinion or saw things eye to eye—and one of those things concerned their sleeping positions. They both preferred to sleep faced away from each other. Sakae didn’t care if he had the left or right side of the bed or if he slept on the side next to the wall or not, but anyway, he felt the most relaxed when he had his back to his partner.

So when Sakae slept in the same bed with Shitara, they turned their backs to each other, and their bodies formed the shape of a loose X. When a part of their backs touched, Sakae felt more self-conscious about Shitara’s warmth than when they shared their limbs and chest in much more wicked ways. Just a little nudge together was like a fire from a matchstick that was struck in the dark. And when Shitara pulled away, there was a slight chill in its place, which woke Sakae up. Under the dark cover of drowsiness, Sakae gazed at the hotel furnishings and the giant curtains over the floor-to-ceiling windows. Shitara seemed to be drinking water from the mini-fridge because there was the sound of a glass being used. Sakae didn’t hate guessing what happened around him like this. The hard echo of the glass was unpleasant, but the sound of the throat swallowing down the liquid made him slightly hot and bothered.

Eventually Shitara returned to the bed.

“Sorry, did I wake you?” he asked.

Sakae had been perfectly still, but apparently Shitara had sensed something from his back.

“You woke me up when you talked just now.”

“Sorry, sorry.”

“What time is it?”

“5:30. We can probably sleep for two more hours if we account for breakfast and the time to get ready.”

Sakae wanted to skip the first part and sleep for another 30 minutes, but he was sure that Shitara wouldn’t let him.

“See you in another 2 hours then.”

The mattress sunk behind his back, and a chilled pair of lips kissed his bared shoulder. Shitara crawled under the sheets, returned to his original position, and Sakae’s back warmed up again. His fatigue after sex and the backlog of work that he was sure he would face later—they weren’t such a big deal to him right now in front of this tiny little fire.

They fell asleep with their backs left to each other. The slumber before dawn was cool and clear.

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After blocking things out, we now have a story about opening up and connecting things together. Just like in the previous book Block It Out, Takemiya-sensei has drawn for us a sneaky producer and a prickly but at times vulnerable producer. Thank you very much!

By the way, Announcer Asou only makes an appearance in this book via his socks, but don’t worry, he has a full character design, and I hope that you can see it one day. He looks incredibly cool…

I’m sure that many of us right now in particular keenly feel how powerless we are as humans in the face of nature, disease, and all sorts of things, but please be healthy, everyone. Let’s do our best. Let’s try not to give up.

And with that, thank you very much.

Ichiho Michi




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

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