I stroked her hair reassuringly, her head resting in my lap.
She shouldn't have to be so worried all the time, I thought to myself.
Her head turned towards the ceiling, looking as if she was about to say something, but then she closed her eyes.
The light broke through the windows and shelves at wierd angles, and made her look even more alluring than usual.
I bent down and kissed her forehead tenderly, while whispering "You truly are beautiful".
Her eyes opened wide, wider than they had been in a long time, and she just stared at me.
"I never thought you liked me in that way" she suddenly burst out.
A bit shocked, I grabbed her naked shoulders and stared directly into her eyes.
We sat like that for a minute, just looking into each other, looking through each other.
I broke the silence, and with my face pressed next to hers I said exactly what I felt.
"Kotomi-chan, listen here. There is only this moment, and I want nothing as bad as I want you right now."