Though it was usual to work overtime, I was able to get off at the regular time that day.
‘This is so rare~ Since it’s such a nice day, maybe I should walk around for a bit before going home. Ah! Afterwards, I’ll buy something to drink on my way back.’
Instead of the usual route, I took a detour. I walked towards a nearby convenience store when suddenly a black kitten jumped out at me. It took off running towards the highway.
I ran after the kitten in a hurry. I couldn’t catch it immediately. It was only after I propelled myself at full power that I finally reached it.
At that moment, I heard the repeated blares of a truck horn. However, reaching the kitten had taken all of my power, and I could not move.
Using only my upper body, I threw the kitten towards the plants near the sidewalk.
Immediately after, a large truck flashed before my eyes.
“O-ojou-sama?! Are you awake?!”
I slowly opened my eyes and turned towards the speaker.
“…Who? …Nnn? Wait a minute… Just now, the truck…”
“Ahhh, thank goodness. Ojou-sama, you’ve been unconscious for a few days now. Mary was so worried because you wouldn’t open your eyes. I’m truly relieved!
Completely unable to comprehend the situation, I could only stare at the girl who was speaking.