Chronon: So I went a little overboard and translated 4 chapters of this. Mainly because It’s a bank holiday. Also, the story is just like I thought it was.
The little girl was sold by her parents. So he’s going to adopt her (basically)
I can’t actually move from my bed due to some sort of back injury, which makes it difficult to move or even breathe fully inwards. So I had a lot of free time.
The sunlight was shining through the gaps in the curtains, signifying morning.
It’s not every morning that I feel as good as this.
I raise my body, ready to prepare breakfast…eh?
My body won’t move.
Could this possibly be sleep paralysis?
There was something moving restlessly next to me.
Now that I mention it, I had forgotten I was living with Ruri.
I let Ruri use the bed, whilst I laid out a futon. She seems to have wandered over to me at some point.
I sneak out of the futon so as not to wake Ruri up and begin making breakfast.
I have been living alone for three years.
When I started living alone, I had no idea how to cook. However, after I became a working member of society, I began to cook for myself. I can cook adequately to some degree.
Today’s breakfast is an omelette, with sausage and bread. I don’t know what Ruri likes or dislikes, but this should be ok.
Just as I had finished, Ruri, who was still wearing yesterdays clothes, got up.
Ruri stood in place whilst lowering her head.
「Well, please put a cushion down and sit at the table」
When I said so, Ruri nodded and sat down.
Right, even when she was crying yesterday, she didn’t speak.
In the beginning, I didn’t think this child could speak at all. However, during the night she kept mumbling 『rabbit…..rabbit….』in her sleep. I won’t try and force her, she probably isn’t ready to open her heart yet.
I lined up the breakfast on the table.
Then, I put my hands together.
Ruri puts her hands together as well, seeing me.
Why was parent mimicry done so suddenly? (TLN: Yeah it’s confusing)
Whilst I think this, Ruri begins to eat.
…..well, it’s only the first day.
I begin to eat my breakfast as well.
「Is it good?」
Ruri begins to mumble as she eats.
Speaking of which, she fell asleep whilst crying yesterday.
No wonder she’s so hungry.
She begins to eat the bread without adding jam.
When I call her name, she immediately puts the bread back.
I wish she didn’t do it so naturally. (TLN: Implying that she was often forced to put her food back)
I took the bread into my hands.
Ruri shows a sad expression for a moment, but it was only for a moment.
I began to get angry at the environment she was brought up in.
I applied the jam to the bread, then returned it to her dish.
Ruri looks at me after looking at the bread.
「Doesn’t it taste better with jam?」
After saying so, Ruri began to open her little mouth.
「….thank you very much」
She said that at a volume that was difficult to hear.
I began to think『What’s with this child!? So cute!!』, but I didn’t say anything.
I was happy that Ruri finally spoke.
I held back the feelings of wanting to hug her and ate my omelette. I had placed way too much tomato ketchup on it.
After finishing breakfast. I cleaned my teeth along with Ruri. Ruri was using a toothbrush I bought from the convenience store yesterday.
Whilst cleaning my teeth, I looked over at Ruri. She was still trying to polish her teeth with the large toothbrush.
Somehow it’s cute…
Wait!! I’m a pure adult!! This is parental love, not a lolita complex!! They’re both different, absolutely!!
I continued to brush my teeth with an innocent expression.
I looked at the clothes Ruri was wearing the mirror.
Trainers and black jeans.
Those clothes are strange for a girl.
The first thing I thought when I saw her, was that this child needs prettier clothes.
She faces me with toothpaste still around her mouth.
I began to speak whilst wiping her mouth with a towel.
「Shall we buy clothes today?」