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Today, Sagittarius (TL: Astrological Sign) had the greatest fortune.


『 You may meet the person of your dreams! 』That's what they said.


"What do you mean 'destiny'? That's ridiculous."


As a married man, it's more unlucky than lucky for me to meet the person of my dreams now.


By the way, the lucky item is said to be a crescent-shaped earring.


I guess the horoscope is not designed for a married businessman in his late 20s.


I was heading home for lunch when I happened to be near my house on a work trip.


The idea was to eat at home with my wife once in a while.


We haven't talked much lately, so I thought we could talk over lunch.


"I'm home."


When I opened the door, I heard a panicked thud from the back of the house.


"Hmm? Maiko? Are you there?"


My mind froze when I saw the shoes in the doorway.


They weren't mine, they belonged to a man I'd never seen before.


"What's wrong? Leaving early?"


Maiko, my wife, came in looking flustered.


The messy shirt and frayed hair gave off a hint that this was no ordinary event.


"Maiko, you can't be serious."


"I was thinking of going out for lunch now. Why don't you come with me, Riku?"


Maiko took my arm and pulled me along, trying to lead me outside.


"Wait a minute!"


I shook off Maiko's hand and ran to the back of the house.


At that moment, a man came bursting out of the living room.


He rammed into me from the shoulder and knocked me down.

"Hey, you! Wait!"


The man and Maiko ran out in panic.


I hurriedly got up and followed them, but I lost them.


"Damn it!"


I pulled out my phone to call Maiko, but decided not to, thinking that she would just ignore me.


Given the circumstances, there was no doubt that she was having an affair.


We had been married for a year and a half and there had never been any sign of it.


No, she might have been cheating on me all along, I just didn't notice it.


It reminded me of Maiko's recent behavior.


『 I want to be a housewife until we have children and they complete school. 』


『 Let's share the housework. 』


『 Why don't you change jobs to a place that pays more, even if it means working more overtime? 』


『 I'm going to a school reunion this time, so I'll be gone for a day. 』


When I think back on it, it all sounds very suspicious.


She was a housewife with no children, so it was strange that she wanted to share the housework.


Maybe she was so busy having an affair during the day that she didn't have time to clean or cook.


"What was the point of my marriage?"


I suddenly felt ridiculous and started to laugh.


I felt somehow strangely relieved even though she had cheated on me.



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The day was about to end with no word from Maiko.


I tried to call her, but there was no answer.


She must have blocked my calls or turned off her phone.


"This is ridiculous. Have it your own way."


I just wanted to get a quick divorce and get rid of it.


As I cooled down, my anger started to rise.


I no longer had any regrets, but I had to say something to her to make myself feel better.


I was in agony, but my feet were moving and I was heading home.


I was left with a mortgage, and a house that was too big for me to live in by myself.


Sagittarius is the best!


What's your destiny!


What's with the crescent-shaped earrings!


I looked up at the night sky and saw a halfway shaped crescent moon floating in the sky.


"Hey."


I was suddenly called out, and I shivered.


I looked and saw a high school girl in uniform sitting in front of me.


She has brightly dyed hair, a loose fitting knit, and an unnecessarily short skirt.


She was beautiful, but her attitude wasn't good.


Her eyes were huge and she had a small mole in the corner of her eyelids.


Of course, I didn't know any gals like her.


 (TL: Gal Meaning - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyaru)


But there's something familiar about it, too.


"...who?"


I was exhausted both physically and mentally, so I asked her who she was.


"Can I stay at your place?"


"Huh?"


"You live here, right? Can I stay here?"


"Don't be silly. Go home."


"That's funny. I'm only saying that because I have nowhere else to go."


"I dunno. I'm tired, man."


"I'm not saying for free. If you let me stay here, I can, you know, do something naughty. You're pretty much my type."


I was taken aback by her outrageous statement.


"You've got to be kidding me. Do you always do this?"


"What? I've never done that. Today's the first time."


"You're lying."


"I'm not lying. Because I ran out of places to go today."


I was unconsciously moved by his words, which seemed to suggest that there was something serious going on.


Maybe I myself felt sympathy for the fact that something terrible had happened today.


However, I was not moved enough to let a complete stranger stay with me.


"I'm sorry to hear that, but I can't let you stay. Sorry."


I told her and opened the door to enter the house.


"Please."


"No."


I ignore her clinging to me and close the door.


At that moment, I saw it.


I noticed that my lucky item of the day, a crescent-shaped earring, was hanging from her ear.


I walked into my house and sat down on the sofa with a heavy heart.


I realized that I hadn't eaten anything since lunch.


But I didn't feel particularly hungry.


With only the minimum amount of lights on, I just stared at the ceiling for a while.


Before I knew it, an hour had passed.


I suddenly remembered the high school girl from earlier.


I wondered who she was.


Why was she sitting in front of our house?


And that face, I knew I'd seen it before.


No way she's still sitting in front of my house, right?


It's the middle of October. It would be quite cold at night.


If you were there for hours, you would freeze.


"...No way"


When I fearfully opened the door, the girl was sitting in the same position as before.


"What are you doing..?"


"What do you mean, I'm waiting for you to let me in?"


I couldn't help but laugh when she said it as if it was a matter of course.


Thinking about it, it might have been the first time I laughed today.


"Come on in. I'll let you stay here for one day."


"Seriously? Thank you!"


She hugs me back, delighted.


"What? Get off me!"


Her breasts are too soft, squeezing and squishing.


"I can't. I'm too happy to move off!"


"All right, all right. Calm down."


At the time, I had never imagined that I would be living with this girl.


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