The First Gift
I secretly went to Keyaki Mall that night just as it was about to close.
"Umm.....I wonder which one's popular......".
The chocolate shop. I loitered around inside it. Since it's already late at night, there aren't any other students in the shop.
"As I thought, it's gone...".
There should have been a Valentine's Special corner at this shop but since Valentine's Day is already over, it would seem the corner has been removed.
But still, this shop has plenty of chocolate in stock.
A large variety of chocolates, of different colors and types. The price range goes from several hundred yen up to several thousand yen. The lack of symmetry there is astounding.
Even though they cater mainly to students, they must have sold quite a lot considering the date.
"Are you perhaps looking for Valentine's chocolate?".
When I felt lost, a clerk from the shop called out to me.
"Ahh, yes. I was but.....how could you tell?".
"It's written all over your face. That you want to give some to the boy you like".
"Ehh! That's, umm, that's not the case! But I owe him a lot or maybe I should say he saved me.....as thanks, I was thinking I'd give him some chocolate......".