My Reality is a Romance Game
I tapped on the newly appeared window. According to the explanation that had appeared last time I bought the camera, it was able to photograph anything I wished. It was an ‘item’ that could even take pictures through the wall. Therefore, it’d have no problem taking pictures of the two of them from inside the closet. I had to tap on its item window and then blink my eyes while looking towards the desired direction to use the camera. I only had to imagine in my mind that I was trying to photograph a person, and then the camera would take picture through the closet while focusing on the person/s within the range of the selected direction.
However, before I could carry out the plan, a slight change in the situation happened.
“Want to drink some water?”
“Just how much thirsty are you woman? The hell you’re doing going out to look for water in the midst of kissing?!” Thanks to her willfulness, I missed the chance to take pictures of them kissing. Soon I heard the sound of them leaving the bedroom. “Instead of leaving the room for such a thing, I’d rather you get out of the apartment so that I don’t have to stay shut in this closet.” I thought feeling annoyed.
As I was paying attention to the situation outside, I suddenly heard a voice.
“No… stop doing that, you pervert!”
It was Sakurai moaning in a sensual voice. They seemed to be doing something somewhere around the kitchen. I at once prepared myself to use the opportunity and blinked my eyes towards the backside of the closet; the kitchen was towards the backside from the location of the closet. Just to be safe in case I didn’t get a good shot, I turned my head a bit more to the left and took a picture again. The camera could be only used 3 times, so I’d intended to save a try in the case I couldn’t get good pictures of them in the first two tries.
After finishing taking pictures, a message appeared before my eyes.
[Would you like to check the pictures?]
[Ist Picture file]
[2nd Picture file]
Two files were displayed on the message. I took two pictures from the camera so it was obvious that it’d show two files. I tapped on the 1st picture file. A picture of a naked man and woman “going at it” appeared before me. “Heh, I sure took a good one.” I was feeling satisfied at the result when I heard their conversation sound again.
“You see, I want to borrow some more money from you.”
They seemed to be kissing, but I could clearly hear the voice of her demanding money in the midst of it.
“Eh? Didn’t I lend you some the other day? You want more already?”
“C’mon, it’s not like you lack money or anything.”
“Why on earth would you need that much money in the first place? Your husband doesn’t earn enough for you?”
“He found out about me cheating on him, so we’re living apart right now. I’m not able to get consolation money either, so I’m in real need of money.”
“Man, you’re one heck of a woman. Anyway, I won’t be lending any more money unless you return the amount I lent you last time.”
“Please darling! I’ll do a lot of things to make you feel good. You want to take a shower with me? I’ll give you a lot of ‘service,’ so you go ahead in the shower. I’ll be there in a moment with a change of clothes for you.”
“Hmm, now it truly made me curious how you’re going to give me service.”
I didn’t hear anything else after that conversation. However, the feeling of vanity crept up from my heart on listening to the content of their conversation. If the husband already knew about Sakurai cheating on him, there’d be no meaning to the pictures I’d taken. I realized that I wasn’t thoughtful enough. I did speculate earlier that the husband might have found out that his wife, Sakurai was cheating on him, but I never considered the possibility with seriousness. Feeling of tiredness spread throughout my body as I discovered that I was back to square one.
I heard someone entering the bedroom. She was apparently going to choose some clothes from the closet for the change. I gulped down saliva as I felt very nervous thinking about getting exposed any moment. I had to use [Load] again as soon as the closet opens. I made the [Load] window appear before me in advance as I awaited for Sakurai to open the closet, but I instead heard her closing the door of the bedroom after getting inside.
“Why did she close the door?” I wondered. In any case, keeping the door open or closed didn’t change the fact that I was facing a crisis because the clothes were stored in the closet and it would be opened either way. It was a moment of desperation for me.
However, the closet wasn’t opened in the end, and I rather heard the sound of her looking for something. Then I heard a sound similar to the tearing sound of the flap of an envelope, but I wasn’t able to confirm my guess as whatever it was she was doing didn’t make that much sound.
I heard the sound of footsteps and it stopped in front of the closet. “So it’s game over, after all.” I thought. But to my surprise, she then directly went to the door, opened it, and left the bedroom. Soon I heard the sound of water.
She did say earlier that she was going to do “it” while taking a shower, and it finally seemed to be the time for it. “So she didn’t need to get the change after all? At any rate, I finally got the chance to get out of here.” I carefully opened the closet doors.
I got out of the bedroom. There was no one around as I expected. I went to the living room, but didn’t see anyone in there either. Only voices from the direction of the shower could be heard inside the place. I ran out of the apartment as I thanked god for giving me the chance to escape.
After retuning to my place, I sat down on the bed. “Eventually, taking pictures with camera turned out to be of no use. It won’t serve as the means to threaten her.” I took deep breaths several times to relax myself, and then sorted out the information I’d gained by intruding Sakurai’s apartment.
“Judging by those notifications of loan default and her asking for money from her lover, there’s no doubt that she’s in an extreme need of money. In that case, should I lure her with money? For her to use demand notes to get loan and persistently demand her lover for money, she was evidently troubled by her financial situation. If I give her the impression that I’ve got a lot of money while pretending to be interested in her, it might be her trying to approach me then.”
If even money didn’t work, I really had no other way to go about it. It was the last method I could come up with after considering everything. I immediately went to the bank and withdrew $4400. “This much should be enough to make her at once take the bait. I mean we’re talking about a woman who’s going as far as using demand notes to get loan.” I thought as I walked out of the bank.
Then I went back to my place and again started observing the front door of Sakurai’s apartment. “She must be busy doing “it” with her lover around this time, and once the fun time gets over, she’d definitely come out to see off her lover. That’d be the best chance to execute my plan.” I prepared myself.
However, no matter how much I waited, I didn’t see any sign of them coming out.
“Damn it!” I shouted. “Is that guy planning to spend the night at her place? I’m seriously lost for words. Even if you’re living apart with your husband, isn’t bringing home another guy and having him stop over going too far?” I felt really bored waiting but still kept my eyes outside throughout the night in order to approach her and find out the clue to conquering her. But, Sakurai didn’t come out in the end, nor did her lover.
There was no doubt now that he’d planned to stop over. Eventually, I could only put the plan on hold till the morning. Her lover should have a job he needed to do, so it was quite unlikely that he’d be staying together with her for two days in a row.
Concluding that I didn’t have to stay up any more, I went to the bed. I was quite tired and felt pain in my eyes due to the long-drawn observation and immediately fell sleep.
I suddenly opened my eyes as I woke up. “I was expecting somewhere in my heart for it to be a dream, hoping to return to my world when I wake up from it. But I guess, it was all real after all.” I yawned as I stretched my body. I could still see the “game window” in my field of vision. It was around 10 in the morning when I checked the clock.
“I sure slept a lot.” I looked outside of the window as I felt surprised that much more time had passed than I expected. Right at that time, I saw Sakurai coming out to dispose garbage. She always used to take care of it during a fixed time period. From the looks of it, the lover had already left while I was sleeping. “I was so close to miss the opportunity.” I rejoiced at being able to make it in time.
I immediately got down from my apartment building, carrying the money I’d planned to use. As Sakurai was just about to go back to her apartment, I ran towards her direction with the fastest speed possible, purposely making our shoulders bump against each other and dropping the money on the ground. It was a typical strategy to appear that I was in a hurry to go somewhere and accidentally bumped against her on the way. Then show off my money by dropping it on the ground and let her take a good look at it. I’d created a new “save point” while running to make sure I could redo things if required.
“Oh, I’m sorry about that.”
It went according to the plan. I could see Sakurai’s eyes shining as I bent down to pick up the money. She helped me gather the money that had scattered on the ground with eyes full of curiosity and desire, and looked at me in a sexual way as she handed me the money. If not for the fact that I already knew her true nature, that sexy flirtatious glance of hers was charming enough to make me fall for her. But to the current me who was very well aware about her true nature, she looked no more than an extremely greedy creature.
“Are you alright? It’s risky to carry around so much money with such carelessness, you know. What if you run into a purse snatcher?”
“Well, I just withdrew some money to have fun, so I didn’t care much about it. Anyway, thank you very much for the help.”
I indirectly gave her a fake information she was likely to show response to, and surely enough, Sakurai’s eyes began to shine on hearing my words.
“Rather than spending money at that kind of places, how about you have fun with me? Fufu, I think I’m pretty good myself as a companion. What do you think?” Sakurai whispered to my ear as she nonchalantly showed off her body to me. She so tightly grasped my hand that was holding money that her intention of not willing to let go of me could be clearly felt. Here I was racking my brain to come up with ideas to approach her, but who would have thought that the issue would be instantly solved in such a way. It turned out money was the ‘keyword’ to get close to this woman after all. I pretended to be troubled by her words and put on a serious expression on my face.
“Eh, come again? What do you mean by have fun with you?”
Sakurai possibly thought that I took the bait and took her hand away from mine as she smiled.
“When we talk about the fun of adults, there’s nothing else but “that,” right? We neighbors shall get on good terms with each other, hoho. So c’mon, drop by my house.”
She was unexpectedly aggressive with her approach which clearly showed how much she was troubled by money. “Is she going to ask me to lend her money? If I go with the flow and sleep with her, would that be considered conquering her?” Despite the fact that I knew all too well about her greediness, when the thought of the things that were going to happen soon crossed my mind, my heart couldn’t help but skip a beat. Ultimately, I ended up getting inside her place, and was told to sit on the couch.
“What about your husband?”
When I asked her looking at the wedding photo, she suddenly made a sad expression.
“We got divorced. That’s why, I’ve been feeling so lonely for some time now.”
“Divorce, my ass! Don’t make me laugh, you harlot. What the hell do you think you’re doing telling me of all people that you got divorced?! For heaven’s sake, at least come up with a decent lie. Why the bloody hell would you put your wedding photo on display if you were actually divorced?!” Thinking about her uber big-ass lie, I got up from the couch. I was probably feeling a bit nervous, so I wanted to go to the washroom and calm down myself in there.
“Can I use the washroom?”
“Of course, you can. It’s right over there.”
I entered the washroom before she could finish her words. “Oh shoot! I knew the location of the washroom beforehand due to my previous visit to this apartment, and ended up thoughtlessly coming in here. Wouldn’t it be too strange for someone to know about the location of the washroom on their first visit to a place?”
When I came out of the washroom, I saw Sakurai preparing drink for me. She didn’t seem to have any suspicion about me, and her gaze was still directed at the roll of bills in my hand. I put the roll on the table, and her eyes naturally shifted toward it.
Suddenly, the flow of time came to a halt, and everything around me got engulfed in white light. “Looks like the options are going to appear.” Just as I thought, two choices appeared before my eyes after the flow of time stopped.
[Option 1: Intrude the study]
[Option 2: Have a conversation]