"Even if you know the rules of the game, I'll explain it to you, alright?"
Sakura then set up the cards on the table while explaining the rules of the truth or dare game.
"First off, there are ten rounds. You're not allowed to quit partway. You choose whichever card you like, and the one with the highest number wins. Got it?" Sakura asked.
Then both of them started to play and took each of their respective cards.
Haru could have won the game, but he let Sakura win since he wanted to know what kind of things she wanted to ask him.
"Yay!" Sakura raised her hand high and said, "Okay, I won. I'll ask you "truth or dare", so start off by replying "truth"."
"Okay, to start off...." Sakura thought for a while and said, "Remember that we were in the same class during our third year of middle school, right?"
"Yeah." Haru nodded.
Haru and Sakura were in the same class during their 3rd year of middle school so it was also one of the reasons why they were quite familiar to each other. Though their relationship wasn't particularly close and her friend was also his ex-girlfriend which made her quite refrain herself from getting close to him until he had found her book by chance.
"So who did you think the cutest in our class before was?" Sakura asked with a smile. "If you don't want to answer, you can choose dare. But in that case I'll order you to do something, and you have to do what I say. By the way, if you choose dare...." She smirked and said, "I won't go easy on you."
"Can I make a request?" Haru said.
"What is it?" Sakura asked and then realized something. "Ah! You can't back down from the game, alright? I won't forgive you if you do that."
"Of course not, but you can't ask something perverted, right?" Haru said.
Sakura blushed and complained. "W, who is going to ask something perverted!"
"But your predatory eyes have been staring at him from earlier. I'm afraid you might **** me," Haru said with a scared expression.
"Who is going to **** you!" Sakura became sparky and said, "Hurry up! So what's the answer to that question?"
"Who is the cutest, right?"
"Hmm... it's Kasu-- I mean Utaha," Haru said. Utaha was his girlfriend after all and of course, he would say that she was the cutest.
"Oh! Kasumigaoka Utaha... Hmm... I see.. That's the kind of girl you like?" Sakura muttered while looking at the ceiling.
Haru didn't say anything, only looking at Sakura's reaction.
"Okay, next round, next round."
Haru was about to grab the card. He thought to win this round, but he decided to lose since he knew that this girl wanted to ask him something.
"Yay! I won again!" Sakura looked at him and asked, "How about me? Where would you rank me in our class?"
"In our class, right?"
"You should be around the 2nd," Haru said.
"Eh? Really? 2nd? You rank me so high?" Sakura was a bit surprised, but also secretly felt happy. She understood that Utaha was the cutest girl in their middle school before and she didn't think that she was able to win against her, though, she didn't expect that her rank was so high on Haru's mind.
"Beauty isn't just about appearance alone," Haru said.
"Oh? So you agree that I have a great personality, right?" Sakura was very smug at that moment.
Haru twitched his lips and said, "But I guess, my eyes can't be wrong sometimes."
"Eh...?! You can't take away your answer! Anyway, let's continue to play again!" Sakura wanted to ask more questions, but it seemed that she was the one who lost this time. But she quickly regained her vigor and asked, "So what do you want to ask? I can answer any of your questions from my first kiss to my three sizes. I can tell you about it." She joked, but she didn't expect that Haru would really ask her a question about that matter.
"Then what are your three sizes?" Haru asked with an expressionless expression.
Sakura was startled and then blushed. "How... how can you ask that kind of questions?!"
"Is that not okay? If you don't want to, then you can choose dare," Haru said and thought a lot of stupid things which he could order her later.
Sakura felt embarrassed, but then she quickly made up her mind. "Don't tell anyone else, alright? Beside my mother, you're the only one who knows about it." She moved close and whispered her three sizes to Haru.
Haru's ear was a bit sensitive, but then it seemed that her size was similar to Maki's size. It wasn't big and it was leaning to a small size, but it was very attractive somehow. Of course, his glance was so secretive that this girl didn't notice him.
"Next round! Next round! I won't let you sleep tonight!" Sakura felt that her face was very hot and felt that she had lost a lot. Even though she had won two rounds, when he had asked her a question about her three sizes, she felt that her two previous questions weren't worth that much compared to his question.
"Also, you should be more excited after hearing my three sizes!" Sakura felt annoyed when this guy didn't show a response.
"What do you want me to do? Do you want me to verify whether what you're telling me is the truth or not?" Haru asked while raising her eyebrow.
"....Sure." Sakura was a bit hesitant, but she had made up her mind and nodded.
"Huh?" Haru was surprised.
"If you win the next round then you can verify whether my three sizes are true or not." Sakura seemed to be happy when she saw his startled expression and said, "I might have grown bigger since the last time I measured it was around six months ago."
"Aren't you just getting fat? You've eaten a lot of things before," Haru said.
"Of course not! I'm not fat! My body is slim!" Sakura was annoyed and said, "I'll have my revenge soon!"
"Oh, I can't wait for it," Haru said with a smile which made her eager to win.
Both of them continued to play "truth and dare", Haru let Sakura win again so she could ask him a question.
At the same time, Sakura also realized she might not know a lot of things about him. She regretted that she couldn't live a long time so she could know him better, but at the same time, she would this chance to know about him deeper.
"When is your first time?" Sakura asked.
"First kiss?" Haru asked.
"Don't fool me! I know that you've done something that an a.d.u.l.t usually does after marriage, right? You have even done it with Kyoko since she told me about her experience." Sakura's face blushed when she remembered Kyoko's story since Kyoko's story was very amazing. Kyoko had told her that he was very amazing and after she had heard that story, she couldn't sleep very well and looked at his face for the past few days so she was quite curious when was his first time.
"It's around 5th grade elementary school," Haru said with an awkward expression.
"Huh?!" Sakura was startled and asked, "How? How could you lose your first time that early?!"
"If you win the next round then I'll tell you," Haru said.
Sakura thought that she needed to win the next round, but her luck wasn't good since after she had asked that question, she kept losing and had never won until there were two rounds left.
"There are two rounds left," Haru said. He had asked a lot of questions about Sakura, well, he asked a lot of her funny experiences which annoyed her.
"This time, I'll win!" Sakura became eager to win at this time since almost all of her secrets had been known by this hateful guy.
Haru took the card from the table and said, "I've got 10." He looked at Sakura who was slumped on the table next to the window. "Which one do you want?"
"The one closest to me." Sakura hoped that she could win this round.
Sakura was really happy and raised from the table which made her lose her balance and fall on the floor. Fortunately, the carpet of their hotel room was very soft so she didn't get hurt.
"Are you alright?" Even so, he was worried.
"I'm sorry, but this time I'll give you both my question and dare, so could you choose from them?" Sakura asked.
Haru sighed in relief and nodded. "I don't mind." At the same time, he thought that it was time for them to take a rest since it was quite late. He thought that he should talk to Sakura about Sumire tomorrow when her mind was refreshed.
"Alright, if you say "truth," you have to tell me three things you find cute about me. If you say "dare," you have to carry me to bed." Sakura smiled and wondered what kind of choice Haru would choose at this moment. But then she didn't expect him to carry her in his arms directly.
"Let's rest after the last round," Haru said.
Sakura was a bit nervous, but she smiled happily in his arms.
Haru put her gently on the bed and said, "You should drink water before you go to sleep." He ignored Sakura who was rolling around the bed and seemed to be very shy for some reason. "Which card do you want?"
"Let's see.... The one next to my glass."
"Whoa, iffy! Iffy, iffy!"
Haru decided to lose this time since it was the last round.
"What did you get?" Sakura asked.
"Alright!" Sakura was very excited.
Haru took water and brought it to Sakura. He also turned off the light and he was ready to but suddenly she asked him a question.
"Truth or dare?"
"If... If I told you that I'm super scared of dying, what would you do?"
Sakura looked at the ceiling and realized that she was really scared of dying. She was very happy, but at the same time, she was scared that she wouldn't be able to meet him again. She wanted to confess, but she knew that her time was short. She wasn't sure what to do until she felt the bed was shifting to the side. She realized that Haru was sitting on the edge of the bed and looking at him curiously.
"I'll protect you..." Haru thought for a while and said, "Hmm... I guess, it should be, save you or help you?"
Sakura blinked her eyes and asked, "What do you mean?"
Haru stared at Sakura's eyes and told her the truth. "I've found a doctor and it seems that this doctor has a way to save you."
"This...?" Sakura was startled since this news stunned her.
"I want you to live, so will you meet this doctor for me?" Haru asked.
"I, I can't be saved! M, my pancreas isn't working!" Sakura was crying and denied the possibility that she could be cured.
"No, you will! Just give me a nod and then we can talk like this again in the future," Haru said.
"....D, don't give me false hope... You should just need to accompany me until I lose my breath. Don't worry, I'll explain this to your girlfriend that you're not cheating on her so... Don-- I, I...." Sakura had given up and she had prepared herself so when someone told her that she still had a chance to live... it was very hard for her to believe, however, when she thought about Haru's identity.
Sakura wanted to say something, but her mind was confused.
"So you think that I'll let you die just like that? Don't be kidding me!" Haru grabbed Sakura's hands and said, "You'll live. I'll make sure of that."
"Why...? Why do you care about me? Don't you have a girlfriend? You shouldn't be this gentle with me!" Sakura cried, asking him this question.
"If I say that I'm interested in you, will you believe it?" Haru asked.
Sakura blinked her eyes. There were a lot of tears in her eyes, but it seemed that she wasn't sad anymore. Her expression turned mischievous again and asked, "So you want me to become your harem or something? In exchange for my life, do you want me to stay with you as your harem member?"
Haru was speechless, but then he snorted. "You think too much, stupid girl."
"What did you mean by that?! I'm not stupid!!!" Sakura rose from the bed and wanted to smack him.
"I just want to stay with you for a little longer. So stay alive, alright?" Haru said and kept holding her hand.
Sakura blushed, but then she hung her head. "I guess.... I can stay alive and meet this doctor, but there's a condition!"
Haru rolled his eyes and asked, "So what is this condition?"
"Sleep with me. Stay on my side and hold my hand like this until I fall asleep."
Haru could feel that her hand was shaking at this moment and at this moment, he could see how fragile she was.
"Stay like this. I, I just want to make sure that it isn't a dream...." Sakura's voice was mixed with both shy and nervous.
"Then I'll stay at your side." Haru nodded and stayed on her side in this large bed.
"Can I have another request?" Sakura suddenly asked.
"What is it again? You're not asking me to give you a goodnight kiss, right?" Haru was helpless.
"Well, that's also good condition, but I want to use your arm as a pillow, can I?" Sakura asked while looking at him.
"....You sure are very spoiled." However, Haru laid his arm so he could use his arm to sleep.
Sakura laughed and used his arm as a pillow.
The distance between the two of them was so close, but there wasn't any slightest perverted thing that came into his mind.
"Haru, this isn't a dream, right?" Sakura asked once again.
"It's not a dream. When you wake up in the morning, you'll see me by your side," Haru said.
"Thank you and I...."
Sakura thought for a while and she knew that it wasn't the right time to do that. She was also a girl so she hoped for him to be the one who took the first move. Though, at the same time, she also knew about his difficulty. Thinking about the silver haired girl that she had seen in the hospital, she felt slightly jealous of her and guilty at the same time. However, if he could be by her side forever then it would be good.
Haru could hear the sound of soft breathing from his side. He saw Sakura had slept on his arm and he also decided to sleep. He was glad that he had said this and at the same time, he was glad that he wouldn't lose this stupid girl.
Haru and Sakura slept together, and it seemed they had a very good dream tonight.