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V2 I Reunited with my Ex-Girlfriend on a Dating App Epilogue

Love is both fun and painful.

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Epilogue: Love is both fun and painful.

Today is the long-awaited date with Kokoro-chan.

Shou is unfair. He’s had such a cute girl all to himself all this time.

They say they’re just friends, but do they really both feel that way in their hearts?

I don’t think Shou is the type to fall in love easily, but with such a cute face, a good figure, and a dainty, pampered body that makes you want to protect her, she clings to Shou because she doesn’t have other friends, and everything about her, from her gestures to her voice and the way she talks, is cute. Even her shyness, which might seem like a flaw at first glance, and her occasional clumsiness, are all adorable.

How could you not fall in love with such a cute girl?

Whether Shou likes her or not, I don’t know, but he’s overly protective of Kokoro-chan.

Even when it was just me and Kokoro-chan during the cherry blossom viewing, he secretly told me, only loud enough for me to hear, to take care of her because she’s shy.

He must think of Kokoro-chan as someone precious. Well, of course, she is so cute.

As I head to the promised meeting place at Sannomiya Station, lost in thought while gazing at the scenery outside the train window, the rocking of the train is comfortable. Usually, I’d fall asleep, but thinking about meeting Kokoro-chan, I’m too excited to sleep.

Actually, I couldn’t sleep much last night either.

Even I, a girl, am this smitten, so it’s natural for a guy like Shou to feel the same.

But is it the kind of infatuation you feel for an idol you want to support, the protective love for a sister, or is he conscious of her as a potential romantic partner?

So what if that’s the case? It’s none of my business.

After all, I’m just his ex-girlfriend. Now we’re like friends who know each other well, and it’s none of my business who Shou ends up with.

But if it’s Kokoro-chan, I’d be honored as his ex-girlfriend.

The fact that such a cute girl chose the same guy as me somehow boosts my confidence, making me feel attractive too.

So, if the two of them end up in a romantic relationship, I’ll… support them.

But why would that even happen in the first place? Kokoro-chan sees Shou only as a friend.

What am I thinking? No, that’s not right.

But is it really true?

It’s entirely possible for Shou to have feelings for Kokoro-chan. Can I say for sure that Kokoro-chan would never feel the same?

After all, it’s Shou.

Shou is gruff, with a somewhat intimidating look and stubbornness, and not as experienced with girls as Enji-kun.

But still, Shou has his own charm.

Even during high school, once I convinced my classmates that Shou wasn’t scary, people naturally gathered around him.

His bad expression and intimidating eyes might put people off, but he actually has a lot going for him.

With the incident involving Enji-kun, I discovered new charms in Shou.

Even after dating for over three years, Shou still has so many attractive qualities.

He worries and struggles so much for his friends, and although he usually doesn’t want to leave his bed, he went out of his way to help Enji-kun, showing unexpected initiative.

It wouldn’t be strange if Kokoro-chan fell for such a Shou. I felt the same, after all.

But why should I be worried about this?

If Shou dates Kokoro-chan, I’ll support them. That should be enough. It’s none of my business.

The words Shou said that time are still stuck in my mind.

──That’s not going to happen. You know it’s not that simple, since you couldn’t forget Kaede-san for two years. I was the same. So, I understand.

What am I thinking?

That was just something he said to persuade Enji-kun, not Shou’s true feelings.

It can’t be that he’s been troubled about me for a year since our breakup. It’s impossible for him to have been suffering over me for such a long time.

Deep down, I understand.

Even if it was just for persuasion, Shou wouldn’t lie in that situation. He’s not that kind of man.

But did Shou know I was listening in secret? Even if those words were his true feelings, would he say them so I could hear? Would he do something so foolish?

But it’s not impossible.

Shou was very emotional. More than I’ve ever seen in the over three years we were together.

In such a state, it’s possible he could say his true feelings without being able to make a calm judgment.

“Sigh…”

So, what does it mean?

We are ex-lovers, and indeed, I couldn’t forget Shou for a long time after we broke up. But it’s not because I still like him. It’s normal to be curious about what someone you’ve been with for so long is doing now.

Whether it’s a coworker, an old friend, or a shop clerk you used to see, it’s normal to be curious if you’ve known them for over three years… It’s normal.

Lost in thought, I almost miss my stop and barely get off the train at Sannomiya Station in time.

“……! Hikari-chan……!”

And there, by coincidence, is Kokoro-chan.

It seems she just got off a train going in the opposite direction.

“Kokoro-chan, amazing, we’re together!”

“Yes, amazing…! Hehe.”

Kokoro-chan, smiling happily, seems much more radiant than the image I had in my mind just now. Ah, I can’t compete with that. …But, it’s not like we’re competing.

“Shall we go for lunch first…?”

Kokoro-chan suggests, with a tone as if she’s not sure if she should be the one deciding where to go, but since I’m always hungry due to a curse I’ve had since birth, I’m all for it.

“Yeah, do you have anything in mind that you want to eat?”

We talk as we head towards the ticket gates.

Kokoro-chan, looking up from the escalator, is too cute. So cute that it makes me wonder if we’re even the same species, and it’s frustrating how unfairly God creates people.

“Hmm, I want to know what Hikari-chan likes, so maybe somewhere you usually go would be nice…”

Her gesture of placing her index finger under her lip when she says “Hmm,” and the reason for choosing the place, both are adorable. I could fall for that.

“So then…”

The place we head to is a familiar forest, café, omelet rice.

“This place has the best omelet rice~”

“……, is that so?”

Kokoro-chan seems somewhat downcast for some reason.

“Do you come here often……?”

“Yeah, I’ve been coming here since high school.”

“……I see.”

She still seems a bit down.

But she seemed fine until a moment ago, so maybe my choice of café was bad?

Kokoro-chan slowly regains her spirits and smiles, saying “It was delicious” when we leave the café.

One thing I noticed was when Kokoro-chan went to the restroom after the meal, she walked straight to it without hesitation, even though it was in a spot hard to see from our table.

Maybe Kokoro-chan has been here before.

If so, she might have been holding back because of my confident introduction of this hidden gem, and that’s why she seemed down. I can’t think of any other reason.

After leaving the café, we walk around Center Street, looking at clothes that would suit each other and stopping at a shopping center’s OIOI to look at cosmetics, not just looking but also buying.

Kokoro-chan surprisingly knows a lot about makeup products and brands, and I can tell she’s studied a lot.

Even though she’s naturally cute, she doesn’t slack off on efforts to become cuter, a perfect beauty.

I also don’t slack off on efforts to become cuter. When you’ve been with someone for three years, you have to constantly try not to be boring. They say men fall in love with their eyes, so I’ve always tried to be cute. That habit persists even now. But compared to Kokoro-chan, the difference in our raw materials shows.

I thought I was quite cute, but seeing a girl of this level of beauty… right?

As evening approaches, and it’s still too early for dinner, I suggest we chat in a park for a bit, considering Kokoro-chan’s not hungry yet.

We stray a bit from Center Street to a park called Higashi Amusement Park. Though it’s called an amusement park, it doesn’t have roller coasters or merry-go-rounds; it’s a large area where many tents are set up for events.

At night, the lighting creates a nice atmosphere, making it a popular spot for couples. Perfect for our date.

“Kokoro-chan, do you want something to drink? I’ll go buy something.”

“No, I’m fine.”

“Got it!”

I buy a bottle of water from the vending machine and sit next to Kokoro-chan.

Kokoro-chan seems lost in thought, her gaze frequently cast downward, as if looking beyond the ground.

“Today was fun. Kokoro-chan, you’re really cute, I was swooning over you all day~”

“No, no… that’s not true…! Hikari-chan is more charming, I admire you… I had fun too, and I want to hang out again.”

She must be shy saying that, how cute. But when I look at her, she seems surprisingly at ease.

Far from being embarrassed, she has a soft, relieved smile.

“Of course. I’d love to admire that beautiful face of yours every day if possible…”

“Face… hehe.”

Kokoro-chan chuckles at my choice of words. Ah, she’s laughing. Precious.

“By the way, Kokoro-chan, do you have any worries? You sometimes have a pensive look, and I’ve been concerned.”

“Eh… did I look like that…?”

“Yeah. Not like it’s the end of the world, but you looked quite troubled, so I was worried.”

“I’m sorry to worry you… but, no, it’s nothing…”

There it is again.

She denies it while her expression changes, resembling the one she showed at the café.

I’ve seen it several times today.

They’re all familiar expressions, but where have I seen them before?

As my mind races, I find the answer in seconds.

It’s the mirror. The reflection in the mirror is of me, not too long ago.

A face deep in thought.

A face recalling something.

Ah, I see.

The way I was then and Kokoro-chan now are the same.

Troubled and thinking about someone, wearing that expression.

When did Kokoro-chan have that expression?

When we arrived at the café and ── a few times when Shou was mentioned.

She knew where the restroom in the café was because she had been there before. Then, the person she went with must be…

Right, Kokoro-chan didn’t have friends before meeting Shou. And since Enji-kun and I became her friends, it’s unlikely she went with Enji-kun. So, the first time she went there must have been with Shou.

“──Hmm.”

I’ve never seen families in that café; it’s mostly used for dates or girls’ gatherings. Then, perhaps Kokoro-chan didn’t go there with her family, but with Shou?

If Shou had taken Kokoro-chan to that café and said, “This is my favorite café,”…

Kokoro-chan knows that Shou and I dated during high school.

She also knows that I started going to that café when I was in high school.

Knowing that, the reason Kokoro-chan seemed sad…

There’s only one reason.

Kokoro-chan was troubled, imagining Shou’s past with me.

It’s natural for a girl to not want to imagine the past of the person she likes with their ex.

“Hi──”

So, Kokoro-chan does like Shou after all.

That’s not strange. After all, Shou is unexpectedly kind, clumsy but earnest for others, brotherly, reliable, and good-looking. And the way he treats Kokoro-chan seems special. She likes shoujo manga, so she’s probably susceptible to that princess treatment, what’s it called? Hime-dere?

“──Hika-chan──”

There are so many reasons why Kokoro-chan could fall for Shou.

Why didn’t I realize something so simple?

Kokoro-chan likes Shou.

Then, there’s only one thing for me to do.

Support their love, and if needed, help them like I did with Enji-kun.

“──Hikari-chan…!”

“Eh…?”

“I’ve been talking to you, but it seems like you weren’t listening…”

“Ah, so-, sorry!?”

Why am I so absorbed in this?

It’s just that my friend likes my ex-boyfriend.

It’s nothing; I should just support them.

Yes, that’s what I should do.

I just need to confirm Kokoro-chan’s feelings and say, “Leave it to me!”

“What’s wrong…?”

“Eh, no, no! It’s nothing!”

Why can’t I speak as I thought? Why can’t I say I’ll help?

──That time you awkwardly tried cooking for me, even though you’re not good at it.

Remembering Shou’s words.

──How everything you eat looks delicious.

Shou noticed such things about me, which made me a bit happy.

──You cover your mouth with both hands when you laugh.

Shou noticed even the small gestures I wasn’t aware of.

──You jump the last two steps when you go downstairs.

He even noticed my odd habits, but looking back, I also liked Shou for his quirks.

──”Why are you here!!” “Why are you here!!”

Thinking back, since that moment, I──

Recalling the talk on Connect with Kakeru-san and Shou.

Compatibility ninety-eight percent, great conversation, shared hobbies. Of course, we are ex-lovers who dated for over three years.

“Kokoro-chan, shall we go for dinner soon?”

“Uh, yeah…!”

We walk towards Ikuta Road, a dining area.

Seeing Kokoro-chan’s profile makes my heart ache.

Why does it have to be this way?

I just met such a nice girl through Shou and became friends with her.

No matter what happens from here, someone will get hurt. I wish it could be me, but I can’t just sort it out that easily. But I don’t want to see Kokoro-chan sad either.

God is cruel. Why did he let us meet? Why does love have to be between two people?

No more excuses. I can’t help realizing it.

I still like Shou, even now.

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I Reunited with my Ex-Girlfriend on a Dating App

I Reunited with my Ex-Girlfriend on a Dating App

I Reunited with my Ex-Girlfriend on a Dating App, マッチングアプリで元恋人と再会した。, 在交友軟體上與前任重逢了。
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Status: Ongoing Type: Author: Artist: Released: 2022 Native Language: Japanese
No matter what happens, they are still attracted to each other!The newest student romcom connected thanks to a dating app!A friend recommended me a dating app. However, the person I met was actually my own ex-girlfriend, Takamiya Hikari!And what’s even weirder is that I was also matched with a beautiful girl from the same university as me, Hatsune Shin!Who should I date?With my old love or with my new love?

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