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Joker/Yuki story from Animate Girls' Festival 2014

This short story was available only as a gift with purchase of GH2 keychains at the 2014 Animate Girls' Festival event. I was lucky enough to find someone who was attending the event and who was willing to do pickups, so we were able to get all three of the stories! This one is for Joker!


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Joker-san was always nice to me. Even without me saying anything, as if he could read all my thoughts, he would take the initiative and do things to make me happy.

It was like that even during sex. He did it really well, was gentle, made it feel good, used methods that were always surprising, let me have fun, and made it a wonderful time.

Of course, I didn't want Joker-san to only do things for me, I wanted to give something back. But every time, Joker-san would sweep it away by saying "you don't have to do anything" and it would end up the same as every other time. Well, I didn't know anything like a technique to satisfy Joker-san, so it didn't help to think about it....

But was that really ok...? The same as Joker-san did nice things for me, I wanted to give Joker-san something. Not just during those times, but even in regular life would be good. But I never heard about what Joker-san wanted.

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"And so, I'm thinking, how can I satisfy Joker-san? Sonoda-san!"

The two of us were alone in Durak's room, and Sonoda-san, who was sitting in front of me, heaved a huge sigh.

"............ You're saying you want to satisfy Kiyo?"

Putting his hand to his forehead, Sonoda-san sighed again.

"Now, Yuki-kun. I know you have an honest and open personality. But even though I know about the two of you dating, will you please not ask me questions about that?"

"I... shouldn't?"

Having my desperate request flatly denied made me a little depressed.

"Anyway, why do I have to solve your worries! I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole, as the saying goes. Well, it's true I do owe you a debt though."

Sonoda-san looked very annoyed.

"But you're the only one I can talk to about this, Sonoda-san. I can't ask other people about embarrassing stuff like this...."

"So why are you asking me?"

"...... Well, even though you complain, you know Joker-san really well, don't you? You've been with him longer than I have and you always know what he wants to eat and stuff. So I thought maybe I could talk to you, and I steeled myself to talk to you!!"

At my begging, Sonoda-san held his head in his hands. Maybe he was completely dumbfounded.

"Um, Sonoda-san?"

"Rather than asking me advice about that sort of thing, how about trying to ask him directly?"

"Ask Joker-san?"

"Right. If it's Kiyo, won't he clear up your doubts? Not that I really get it."

"I wonder...."

"That's as much as I can say. From now on, do me the favor of not asking me things like this. Anyway, I don't want to butt in too much in your relationship and get burned."

Saying only that, Sonoda-san left the room looking tired.

What would I do? But, worrying by myself like this wouldn't help anything. Anyway, I'd try following Sonoda-san's advice.

First, I had to find Joker-san. Today, it seemed that he'd finished his Durak work, so he hadn't come back to the room.

I tried several places where he often went, and found Joker-san on a bench in the courtyard.

"I see. So that's why you came to ask me personally."

I told Joker-san about the exchange with Sonoda-san and he listened with amusement.

"Joker-san, isn't there anything you want from me?"

"No."

He replied immediately. And so easily.

"But, Joker-san, you're always just doing things for me. So I want to do something for you too."

"Even though you say that...."

Joker-san touched his chin and looked like he was seriously worried.

"There really isn't anything?"

I was confused, and he gently stroked my hair, smiling bitterly.

"I'm not trying to cause you trouble. I really can't think of anything."

Then Joker-san raised an index finger and pointed straight up at the sky.

"I think of my life after I fell from up there as additional time."

"... Additional time, you mean like the extra time added to a soccer match?"

"Right. It's the sense that my time should really have already ended, but is still continuing for some reason. So, since then, all I've thought about is how to pass the time until the final whistle blows."

"............"

I tried to think of something to say in response, but I couldn't find the proper words. It was always like that when Joker-san talked about his accident. It was very heartbreaking.

As if he was anticipating my feelings, Joker-san peered at my face.

"And so, just by falling in love with you in this time, to me, I've already made the winning goal."

"Joker-san...."

"I'm very happy I'm able to love you. So, there's nothing else that I want, or want you to do. Well, you've already given me plenty of happy times."

Joker-san smiled very tenderly as he spoke. It wasn't a grin like when he was setting up a game. It was a very, very tender smile that he only showed in front of me.

Just seeing that smile made me happy from the bottom of my heart. But, it was no good. Like this, things would end up as usual. It would stay a one-sided relationship with just Joker-san being nice to me.

"You're still dissatisfied?"

My frustration must have shown on my face, because Joker-san was looking at me worriedly.

"I'm really happy about your feelings for me, and what I've become to you. But the same as you love me, I love you too, so I want to return those feelings. That's why not doing anything is lonely... is all."

As I finished speaking, Joker-san embraced me tightly and kissed the top of my head.

"I'm sorry, Yuki-kun. I didn't realize you felt that way."

"Please don't apologize. I'm just being selfish...."

"No, let me apologize. I know very well how to make myself happy, but maybe I know how to make you really happy."

The arms holding me loosened and I looked up, meeting his gaze.

"Our love is still developing."

"It is."

Smiling cheerfully, Joker-san whispered in my ear.

"I know, I thought of something I want you to do, Yuki-kun."

"What is it?"

Feeling like a dog being told to stay, I waited for Joker-san's words.

"If I kiss you right now, will you smile for me? Make me happier with your smile."

"Yes!"

His lips covered mine the moment I replied. After the long, long, intense kiss, I showed him my sweetest smile.

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