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The Ex-Girlfriend Reunited in a Shared Apartment Is Approaching Chapter 1

Reunion with the Ex-Girlfriend

KO-FIDISCORD


Volume 1, Chapter 1: Reunion with the Ex-Girlfriend

Did I move for a change of scenery and to start a new life? What’s this situation now?

Well, let’s start with a greeting.

“Hello, nice to meet you.”

“Hello.”

“Please take care of me from now on.”

“Um, same to you.”

My teeth chattered, nervously repeating the monotonous responses.

Not wanting to appear unnatural, after thirty seconds of this exchange, I brought it to an end.

“Let’s leave it at that. Once again, please take care of me, Ms. Himuro.”

“The same goes here, Mr. Kaga. Well then, Ms. Hiyori, I’ll head back to my room.”

“Alright, Mafuyu-chan, thanks for making time.”

No sooner had Ms. Hiyori finished speaking than Mafuyu retreated back into her room.

Crisis averted for now, I breathed a sigh of relief.

“The only one left is Mr. Kanda who’s gone for a short study abroad, right? I heard about it.”

“Yes, I believe he’s supposed to return around the summer vacation.”

It seems it will be quite a while before I meet Mr. Kanda, another tenant of the shared house.

After finishing the greetings, walking back to the living room, Ms. Hiyori laughed heartily.

“You were shivering with nerves while greeting Mafuyu-chan, could it be she’s unexpectedly your type?”

She unexpectedly hit a sore spot. Of course, she was my type; she was once my girlfriend.

“Ahaha, not at all, I don’t like girls with such flat chests.”

I denied vehemently while laughing exaggeratedly. Oh no, I’ve messed up. Anyway, it was too harsh to say she’s flat-chested…

“Hey! Even if she’s not here, you shouldn’t talk like that. Really, you can’t say harsh things about the tenants of the shared house. If it’s serious, I might have to ask you to move out.”

“I’m sorry.”

Her anger was understandable, given Ms. Hiyori didn’t know Mafuyu was my ex-girlfriend.

With my mind reeling from the shock, I thought Ms. Hiyori would continue the introduction, but upon reaching the living room, she looked at her watch and asked,

“Do you need a little break?”

“No, I’m fine, really.”

“Greeting strangers can be quite stressful, right?”

Ms. Hiyori smiled gently.

Greeting strangers isn’t what’s troubling me; in fact, it’s the exact opposite.

“Well, if you say so.”

“You must be worried about whether you can get along with the new faces, so why don’t we start by getting to know each other first? Let’s have a mini get-together while resting. I’ll go prepare some snacks and juice. Please have a seat.”

Next to the living room was the kitchen, where I sat down, somewhat reluctantly.

Ms. Hiyori, preparing the juice, gestured to me from in front of the fridge.

“Before resting, let me give you a brief introduction to the kitchen. See this plastic bottle cap with ‘Hiyo’ written on it?”

“Is that ‘Hiyo’ for Hiyori-san?”

“Yes, when using the fridge, we write names on items to identify whose they are. By the way, if there’s no name, my sister Koharu often eats it indiscriminately and then offers to pay for it, saying, ‘Since I ate it, I’ll pay you~,’ as if she’s buying the food with money.”

“She actually pays for it?”

“Yes, and she pays more than it costs, plus she’s really cute when apologizing. Nobody can really stay mad at her.”

“Hahaha… Although I’ve only spoken to her briefly, somehow I feel like she’s good at dealing with people. Indeed, she’s just like that.”

“She’s adept at joking just enough not to upset anyone, so you’ll probably be teased by her too.”

“I won’t be so easily fooled.”

“Is that so? She can be quite tricky, you know?”

Anyway, as I was chatting with Ms. Hiyori in this atmosphere, Koharu appeared.

“Ah, Sister and Yuji-senpai, are you done with the introductions?”

Koharu, who had changed from her uniform into pajamas after her bath, seemed a bit hot, with her buttons undone. I was unsure where to look.

“Ah, Yuji-senpai, you were looking at my chest just now, weren’t you?”

As if she found something amusing, Koharu laughed and teased me, playfully poking my chest with her finger.

“You’re such a bigpervert, Yuji-senpai. Really, you shouldn’t look at me with those lustful eyes~.”

I was teased overly affectionately.

Ms. Hiyori, watching from the side, chuckled. It’s like she’s saying, “See, I told you.”

“Then, as a sign of getting closer, let me be a bit presumptuous.”

Koharu took out two boxes of juice from the fridge and handed one to me.

I see, she really is a master at teasing people, a perfect way to lighten the mood.

“Ha, got you good, didn’t I?”

“Indeed, you did. But you know, her overly familiar approach reveals a keen awareness of others’ feelings, carefully smoothing things over so as not to be disliked… She really has a charming personality.”

“She wasn’t like this before, used to be gloomy and timid. She changed to this personality as a result of trying to transform… It really worries me.”

I understand her concern. People who don’t like this type of personality would really dislike her. Strangely enough, I don’t usually handle such characters well, but with Koharu, it’s not a problem, which is quite surprising.

“I worry she might face hardships someday as a sister…”

“A lot of guys might get the wrong idea too easily.”

“That’s part of it. It’s good to be approachable, but a little more sense of danger wouldn’t hurt… Honestly, I often feel deeply unsure about what to do about her.”

Ms. Hiyori, reflecting on her sister’s well-being, brought the conversation back to the kitchen.

“As for the fridge, we also put items in bags, writing names on them to indicate who they belong to.”

Suddenly, I noticed a bag with Mafuyu’s name on it in front of me.

“If there’s no name on it, it means anyone can take it.”

Though it was only for a short time, I had lived with her. During that period, we had countless arguments over the food in the fridge. The disappointment of finding ice cream eaten when I wanted it after a bath, or drinks finished when I thought there were some left, were frequent causes of our quarrels.

“Ah, that sarcastic expression, it’s like the ones we had over fridge conflicts.”

“Ha ha… Ah, so this shared house had disputes over the fridge before?”

“It happens quite often. ‘Someone ate my snack and denied it,’ ‘Who put something hot directly into the fridge and ruined my food,’ and so on and so forth. But the current tenants haven’t had such disputes yet.”

“Did Koharu-chan have conflicts too?”

If there’s no name on it, things in the fridge get eaten randomly, and then a little extra money is paid to avoid angering others. Thinking like that, Koharu would likely cause some conflicts, no matter what.

“Surprisingly, there haven’t been any conflicts involving her. If it were me, there would definitely be clashes, but she eases a lot of my worries as an elder sister.”

After that, the kitchen tour ended quickly, and a small get-together to ease my nerves started. I took a sip of juice, sighed, and started chatting with Miss Hiyori in a relaxed manner.

“How is it? Living in a shared house seems fun, right?”

“Yes, thanks to you. Anyway, Miss Hiyori, you being such a nice person is reassuring.”

Even alone, having someone to look out for you makes a huge difference. Since I might rely on her a lot in the future, I hope to get along well with Miss Hiyori.

The problem is my ex-girlfriend also lives here.

I thought about moving out immediately, but I had just moved and used up all my savings. To move again, I’d have to ask my parents or my sister who’s already working, and I didn’t want to upset them.

And, I simply didn’t want to be a financial burden to them.

So, for now, I have no choice but to stay here.

Knowing that someone as kind as Miss Hiyori is here makes me feel a lot more at ease.

“Even if you flatter me, there’s no benefit. How do you feel about getting along with the others?”

“It should be fine, I guess.”

With the obstacle of my ex-girlfriend, I couldn’t help but give a wry smile. Although I felt hiding this fact was necessary for co-living, I wasn’t emotionally strong enough to simply put my feelings in order.

“The child you can’t deal with must be Mafuyu-chan, right?”

“…Why would you think that?”

“It’s written all over your face. Well, you have plenty of time ahead; I’m sure you can get along with Mafuyu-chan too.”

As I was chatting with Miss Hiyori to deepen our relationship,

“Ah, Mafuyu-chan. We’re having a small gathering, a rare opportunity. Why don’t you come and mingle with everyone?”

Mafuyu, coming downstairs, was called over by Miss Hiyori.

To others, my relationship with Mafuyu seemed stiff, and she probably interfered to dissolve that.

She forcefully pulled Mafuyu to a seat at the dining table.

Then Miss Hiyori… didn’t mediate or facilitate our relationship.

“Oh dear, I’ve got a call. I’ll step away for a bit.”

Miss Hiyori left us and disappeared into her room.

Tick tock, tick tock. The silence was so profound that the sound of the clock’s hands moving could be clearly heard.

Mafuyu and I, facing each other, remained silent, the awkwardness lingering. To moisten her throat, Mafuyu put the straw of the juice prepared by Miss Hiyori in her mouth.

“Cough… cough!”

Mafuyu choked on the juice, accidentally knocking it over and spilling it on her clothes, creating a big mess.

I instinctively leaned in, concerned. I only did it because it felt natural, but she gave me a cold look.

“After all this, even if you treat me kindly, we can’t go back to how we were.”

“You’re taking my kindness the wrong way.”

I was genuinely concerned, yet all I got was her rebuke. A shared house with an ex-girlfriend is really not working out. I’ll move out as soon as I save enough money.

Indeed, our cohabitation didn’t go smoothly, and it was awkward to meet. But I liked her, genuinely liked her, even after being cheated on.

I didn’t want to argue and break up, so I never asked, “Is there something you’re hiding from me?”

But now, with her attitude, I have to confront her.

Just as I resolved to do so, she glared at me intensely.

“I know you’ve been secretly seeing other girls besides me. It’s impossible to start over now. Even your kindness won’t change anything.”

Mafuyu’s words were like a bolt from the blue.

“Huh? Who else have I been seeing? You were the one who cheated. You thought it was ‘just right’ when I said let’s break up, didn’t you?”

I couldn’t help but raise my voice.

“Eh? Weren’t you the one thinking that? You wanted to quickly start living with a new girl, thinking I was no longer useful and kicked me out, right?”

How could that be!

Ah, I get it. In that case, I have to stand my ground.

“You were the one who betrayed me, right?”

“You were the one who betrayed me!”

Our mutual hostility distanced us, which started about a month ago.

I couldn’t believe she accused me of cheating.

I’m not the kind of man who does that. She should know that best. Why would she say such a thing?

Then, I said to her, with a terrible personality that couldn’t recognize her own faults,

“Then, can you explain your point of view clearly?”

“Of course, I will. But don’t run away in fear, okay?”

Sparks seemed to fly between us.

The negotiation began with us cleaning up the spilled juice.

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The Ex-Girlfriend Reunited in a Shared Apartment Is Approaching

The Ex-Girlfriend Reunited in a Shared Apartment Is Approaching

Sharehausu de saikai shita motokano ga sematte kuru, シェアハウスで再会した元カノが迫ってくる
Score 8
Status: Ongoing Type: Author: , Artist: , Released: 2021 Native Language: Japanese
A Secretly Sweet Romance Comedy Woven by Former Lovers! A second-year university student, Yuji Kaga, decided to move into a shared house in order to sever his lingering feelings for his ex-lover. However, on his first day of moving in, who appeared right before his eyes was none other than his ex-girlfriend, Mafuyu Himuro, the very source of those feelings. In front of the other residents, their relationship within the shared house remains a secret. But Yuji’s feelings start to waver due to aspects only known to him as her ex-boyfriend, like how Mafuyu becomes clingy when she drinks, or her fondness for “goodnight kisses.” It’s unexpectedly difficult to pretend to be strangers, especially when Mafuyu aggressively seeks physical closeness, demanding piggyback rides in private or stealthily initiating physical contact. “I still like Yuji. We broke up, but my feelings remain.” The love comedy of the ex-couple’s attempt at a fresh start begins!

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