Wait, are you saying that the uproar about your dating life was based on false rumors?
Haha, that’s pretty direct. But sure, I don’t mind setting the record straight. To everyone watching out there, please listen to me: I don’t have a lover yet.
Shiraishi-san, wait… What do you mean by ‘yet’? Haha, you’re sharp, aren’t you?
It’s true- I don’t have a lover. But… I do have someone that I love. Wow, so who is she? What does she do?
Well… Who knows?
Oh, come on! Can’t ya just give us a little hint?
Haha, do you want to know that badly? Well, let’s see… For starters, she’s cute. That’s not a hint at all!
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Hey, were you watching me on TV?
What’s this? ‘The Top Model that Every Gal Wants to Date: A Shiraishi Chikage Special. Every secret of his finally exposed for the first time… Ever!’
I see… So you want to learn Onii-chan’s secrets? Wait, what are you hiding the magazine for? I don’t really mind telling you.
I mean, if you wanted to know more about me, you could just ask. Our rooms are right next to each other.
So do you still not see me as your stepbrother?
Well, our parents have only been married for a year… I don’t really think of you as a sister either.
But anyway, you should be happy! You can tell everyone, “My brother is a super popular model thats gets on TV! And soon he’s going to star in a primetime drama!”
Hey, how about I go meet your friends? I can thank them for taking care of you!
… Is that weird? Maybe… Well, this might sound conceited, but maybe I could give them an autograph instead? I wouldn’t mind giving my lil sis’s friends an autograph.
Huh? You don’t want me to do that? Oh, I guess you want my autograph all to yourself. Haha! Don’t get all embarrassed on me. Haha…
Oh, wait… Look at the time. Go hop in the bath and go sleep, lil sis.
And remember: Don’t stay up late. It’s bad for your skin. I need you to take care of your soft, glowing, cute face, alright?
I’m not being overprotective! It’s true. If you don’t get enough sleep, it’s bad for your health.
I’ll make you a vegetable smoothie later. Drink it after you take a bath.
Hey, why are you calling your mom on me? Don’t you know that I’m doing this for you? [4:02]
Come on, it’s time to take a bath.
What? You don’t think I’m acting very classy?
Sorry for not being classy in private. But didn’t you say you liked it when I acted real around you?
You said, “I don’t know how to act around a famous person like that…” Which makes me feel like an alien.
Hey, stop laughing.
Oh, you want to keep laughing? Come here! I’m gonna tickle you! Keep laughing if you wanna laugh so much!
Hey, you gave up that fast?
Well, I can’t blame you. It was punishment for being a bad little sister. [5:01]
Geez, are you trying to keep me here until tomorrow? Go take a bath already. Yeah, yeah. I know it’s my fault. I’ll let you go now.
Do you want me to escort you to the bath? Don’t be shy. Hehe…
Looks like she’s finally calling me Chii-kun instead of Shiraishi-san… I should be happy, right…?
This is the way step-siblings should be… And I’m happy that she likes me… But what I really want is…
Hey, what happened!? What are you so panicked for!? You forgot something?
Geez, I know we’re siblings, but we’re step siblings! I don’t need to know that you forgot your underwear!
I guess she only sees me as a brother… Well, that’s to be expected…
I guess I should just be happy that she trusts me already…
And I am happy… But still… I can’t help but see her as a woman…
I’m back- Huh? Are you going somewhere?
You’re going… Drinking? With who? Where? When? Are there gonna be guys? How many people total?
Actually, I’ll go too. You need a guardian. What?
You are a kid… From my perspective. Hey, I’m just worried about you.
How many times have you drank with them? If it’s your first time with them, you should be careful.
Some people seem nice, but get totally different when they’re drunk. They might get over-confident and try to pick a fight with you.
Tell me… Are there gonna be guys?
Then you can’t go.
What’s the ratio? If there are more guys than girls, it’s even worse. Well, I care because… I’m your brother.
I don’t care if I’m being over-protective. It’s better than something bad happening to you. Why am I so concerned about you?
What’s wrong with that!? It’s normal!
And even if it’s not normal, I don’t care. Besides, what’s so bad about concerned for someone?
I’m concerned that you might get too wild… Or get hit on by some dirtbag… Or… Not make it home.
If I heard that you weren’t coming home tonight, I’d… [2:03]
Hey, I’m being serious! Hey!
How can you be so carefree? Especially when I’m so…!
Alright, that’s the first bar! If you wanna go to the second bar, follow me! Huh? You’re coming, right? You’re not going home, are you?
What, you don’t wanna hang out with us ’cause we already graduated? We just wanna drink with our cute kouhai… Come on, don’t be scared…
Hey, let’s go… We know some great bars.
Just don’t tell your friends… It’ll be our little secret… Come on! [3:04]
I’m here to pick you up, little sis.
I’m glad you told Mom what restaurant you were going to. I’m proud of you. I’ll be taking my cute sister home now, if you guys don’t mind.
Hey, aren’t you… Shiraishi Chikage!?
No… I’m just a protective older brother. Now let’s go. I’m so glad I made it… Did they do anything to you? Don’t worry… I’m here now.
Alright, now that you’re taken care of… Wanna hold hands? Or do you want me to carry you?
I don’t minding doing a princess carry, but we’re still in public and…
On the bed is fine.
Yeah, I’m mad. You said you call me if anything went wrong, didn’t you? So why didn’t you call me?
Were you having so much fun that you forgot about me? I wish you’d think about how I feel.
Those guys already graduated, didn’t they? Did you know they were coming?
I guess it’s fine if you didn’t know… But you should’ve called me once you saw a bunch of older guys there.
Tell me… If you actually got pressured into going with them… Can you imagine what would happen to you?
Your usual group wouldn’t be there… Just 3 guys that you don’t know at all. What do you think would happen to you?
Oh, you don’t know…? Then how about I show you! You see me? I’m not Chii-kun anymore. I’m just a man.
That’s why I told you not to go. Why didn’t you listen to me? You know I was right… So just listen to me…
Okay? You need to stay with me at all times. No one else can protect you. Only I can protect you!
No one on Earth thinks about you more than me!
You’re too naive… Those guys probably thought you were sending signals to them… That’s why they tried to take you away…
If I were a second too late then… No! I’d never let that happen! You-! Oh… Sorry… I didn’t mean to…
Nevermind… I’ll just leave…
I think I crossed the line… Sorry… [3:21]
Damn it! Fuck! What am I doing!? Now I’m no different from those guys…
I didn’t even mean to do that… But once I thought about you getting taken away from me, I just lost it…
Huh? That’s from your room… I hear something…
Why are you tapping on the wall?
If you have something to say, you should come here and say it. I guess you can’t… Not after what I did…
I didn’t want to give you to anyone, so I tried to take you for myself… And I held you down.
You only thought of me as a brother, and I betrayed that… Damn it…
Even though you’re so close… Even though you’re right there… Why…? Why do you feel so far?
What are you trying to tell me? I can’t tell… But I don’t think it’d be right to ask. How should I look at you tomorrow? I don’t want you to hate me…
M… Morning. Hey, wait! [6:00]
Can’t blame you… For ignoring me. But still… I need to know.
Hey… I’m back.
Are you still… Mad at me?
I wanted to make it up to you so I brought some food… Well, I’m not trying to bribe you, but…
Thanks… Can I come in? [7:04]
Here, I got you some pudding… And a crepe… And an eclair and cream puffs… And… Huh? Oh, I know everything that you like.
Here. It’s a taro-flavored jelly popsicle. You like this too, right?
… Haha, well it’s obvious. I always see the wrappers in the trash can.
I take out the trash, remember? So that’s how I saw it. And I always wanted to buy you some.
Huh!? I’m being creepy!? Really!? Are you sure? What’s so bad about knowing what your little sister likes to eat!?
What makes you say that!?
I-It’s not creepy at all! I was just thinking of you! [8:03]
Wait, I’m a stalker now!?
Why are you backing away so far!? I’m not gonna do anything to you! Before was… Different. I’m only here to make up with you. So…
What’s wrong? Did I say something funny? Huh?
You’re right… About a year ago, when we were still awkward around each other, I did say that…
I said that it’s normal for people who live together to have an argument or two… That there might be a day where we don’t want to see each other’s faces… That if that ever happens, you should tap on the wall and try to make up with me.
Sorry… I completely forgot… So that’s why you kept tapping on the wall. I didn’t respond because I forgot what it meant.
I should’ve tapped back, right? Then we could’ve made up immediately.
I see… So when you ignored me this morning, you thought that I didn’t want to talk to you again.
That’s all it was…? Man, I was worried sick all day for nothing. Thanks for letting me know.
Anyway… I’m sorry.
Do you wanna just… Eat now?
You can have all of it. I like watching you eat. Can I sit next to you and watch?
Hey, how was that creepy!?
All I want to do is appreciate my cute little sister… What’s so creepy about that? I’m sick?
Heh… I might be.
I’ve never met someone who I wanted to know everything about… Or someone who I wanted to keep all to myself.
Phew. I’m glad we made it back early.
Look how hard it’s storming. Mom and Dad’s vacation is probably ruined… What’s wrong? You look pale…
You’re scared? Of the thunder?
I never knew that… Are you gonna be okay?
Mom’s not home… So I guess only I can stay with you tonight…
Quit calling for me like that. Aren’t you the one that always gets mad when I treat you like a kid?
… Fine. I guess I’ll stay… [0:59]
You want me to sleep here, too…?
No, it’s fine. I can do that. I’ll stay with you while you sleep.
(Stop looking so relieved… You’re asking for something a lot scarier than a thunderstorm…)
It’s really pouring out there…
If I hug you like this, will you be able to fall asleep? Then come closer to me.
Yeah? I feel a lot safer with you, too…
You’re pretty warm, too… I wish I could hold you forever…
I wish I could warm every last part of you… And then we’d be one… And no one could ever take you away from me.
Huh? You fell asleep?
That was fast. I guess you counted your sheep.
No offense, but… I’m really glad that it’s storming.
Didn’t I tell you not to be so naive? You shouldn’t trust me so much… Especialy when I love, love, love you so damn much…
And I could anything I wanted to you right now… With just the two of us in this entire house… And every sound drowned out by the thunder and rain…
I wish time would just stop right now… I want to be the only one who ever sleeps next to you… I want to hold you in my arms forever…
I fell in love with you at first sight… I didn’t think of you as a little sister at all… And I still only think of you as a woman…
I love you so much… So you’ll let me do this… Right?
It’s killing me inside… I don’t want to give you to anyone… I want you to be mine and only mine!
I love you… I love you!
All I want is to be next to you… Just let me be your older brother for a little while longer…!
Stop right there! Where do you think you’re going with that short skirt? Gimme a break!
You’re only allowed to wear that when we’re alone. I mean, do you want random guys staring at you?
Well, that’s true. It is our day out. But still, as long as we’re not alone, you can’t wear a skirt like that. Go change. Now!
Besides, aren’t your legs gonna be cold? You might get sick. Don’t make me buy you thermal underwear for your birthday.
So if you don’t want it, then go change. Go! Right now! Hey, I hear you comparing me to Mom.
I’m fine with my outfit. No one will be able to recognize me. So I’ll be able to be with you 24/7. That’s right, every single second. Isn’t that great?
I don’t care if you think I’m being overprotective. I’m just trying to keep you safe. Got it?
I’m only doing this for you. I wouldn’t do this for anyone else. You’re really important to me, okay?
Alright. I’ll be waiting here, so go back to your room and change.
(She looked so cute in those! Where did she buy those clothes!? I know she likes that brand, so… Oh, it was probably that store near the station! I thought I knew her taste in clothes, but I had no idea she had a short skirt like that!)
(God, that skirt! Is she wearing it because she’s going out with me!? Aaaah!)
(Alright, calm down. Calm down. I promised that I’d stay as her older brother. I have to hold these feelings back… And when she gets a boyfriend, I have to wish the both of them the best!)
(… I can’t do that. I don’t want to give her to anyone.)
(Ah, fuck. I was able to hold myself back until now… But why…) Ah…! Now you’re wearing a once piece dress?
I don’t want you to wear anything too cute… But…
Huh? You want to wear something worthy of me? You don’t have to have to worry about that…
What? I can’t believe you were thinking about that.
What…? You don’t have to do all of this. No matter what you wear, you’ll always be my precious little sister.
Yeah, I know. Anyway, let’s go.
(I didn’t know you were trying to be “worthy” of me…) (I’m not even a worthy brother for you…)
Anything else? Just name it, I’ll buy it for you. Huh?
What’s wrong? Why are you suddenly asking if I have a girlfriend…?
Oh… You wanted today to be like a date? Wow, that makes me happy… And I guess that’s why you asked if I had a girlfriend.
No, I don’t have a girlfriend. I just seemed comfortable today because, well, I wanted to make you happy.
All the walking today, and all the presents… It was all for you.
Hey, if you thought that today was like a date… Then maybe we should hold hands, like this.
Don’t worry, it’s normal for siblings to hold hands. Probably.
And you know, I’ve always wanted to walk next to you like this. Even though we’re siblings, we’ve never been able to hang out together.
Do I have anyone that I like? Why are you asking that? [5:03]
Oh, you remembered what I said on that TV show? Well, you know that actors need to… Hide their private lives.
But still, I didn’t want to lie about my feelings. It’s true that I don’t have a girlfriend. But I do have someone that I like. And I think that she’s the cutest person on Earth.
And I’d do anything to make her mine. But… It’s just not meant to be.
… Haha, thanks. You’re right. There aren’t many girls who would turn me down. But I can’t tell this girl how I feel.
If she knew how I felt about her, she’d probably hate me. Anyway, let’s sit down somewhere. I’m thirsty!
Hey, I know this great place nearby. They have this strawberry-flavored ginger ale… And it’s kind of a hole in the wall, but I think you’ll like it…
Do you really have a fever!? Are you okay!?
Work!? Who cares about that!? You think I wanted to waste my time reviewing food while my little sister is suffering at home!? I finished it as fast as I could and ran home!
So how do you feel? Does it still hurt? Do you have anything you want to eat? I’ll go buy it.
Wait, are you sure? You just want me to stay here? Then I’ll stay. As long as it takes for you to fall asleep. Just like when it was storming.
You had a dream? On that night?
I see… You dreamed that you got married with someone. So… What kind of guy was it?
(Even though I was the one kissing her… She was dreaming about someone else.) Huh? What?
Heh, you’re so spoiled. Sure. Just give me your hand. Your hand is so small.
Of course my hand is big. It’s there to protect someone. Yeah. To protect that person I like.
Yeah, I bet a lot of girls would be jealous. They’d get so mad that someone had Shiraishi Chikage all to herself.
But this girl… Doesn’t even see me as model.
Oh, well… Yeah. I guess that’s one reason I like her.
I know. You don’t see me as a model. But you see me as a big brother, right?
Hey, don’t fall asleep now… Oh well… At least you can sleep. Maybe this is for the better…
If you didn’t fall asleep then… I might’ve said something I’d regret. I’ll probably never be able to say this for real, but…
I fell in love with you at first sight. And the fact that your room was next to mine made my heart go crazy. It was like I was in middle school again. It was insanity.
Over time, we grew closer… But I never became anything more than your big brother.
Why did I have to be your brother…? If only I weren’t… Then I could’ve told you that I loved you right here and now!
I could hold you… And kiss you… And hold your hand… If only… [4:06]
At least for now, until you wake up… I won’t let go of your hand. I wish I could hold your hand forever.
I’m sorry… But for a second I wished… That you’d never wake up…
There she is! Excuse me! Can we ask you a question? Are you currently in a relationship with Shiraishi Chikage?
Have you seen the tabloids? Is that not you in the pictures? Please, tell us! That was quite something.
I haven’t done anything wrong, Dad. I was just walking with my sister, and I guess they thought that I was on a date.
Aren’t they going to go to your home at this rate? I always hear that they do that.
I won’t let them do that. Ever.
And you don’t need to blame yourself for this. I was the one who wanted to go out, and it was my fault for not noticing the cameras.
I can’t believe they got a picture of you two holding hands. What’s wrong with a brother and sister holding hands?
But still, you two aren’t even…
… I know! I know that! We’re not related… But we’re still brother and sister! There’s no way we could be in love!
I already knew that… Dad, ever since you introduced me to our new family, I knew that more than anyone!
You’re the only one that can put a stop these rumors. You know that, right? [2:00]
I know. My agency called me about it, too… They know that I was only walking with my sister and they want me to take care of it.
I just don’t want her to get caught up in this stupid world. Don’t worry, I’ll think of something…
Instead of making something up, just tell them all that she’s your sister. Why can’t you do that?
I… You’re right.
I’ll contact my agency again. I mean, it’s gotten so out of hand that I think we’ll need to do a press conference.
Are you sure about this?
I’m sorry, Mom… I forgot that you had no experience with having a son in the public light… I’m so sorry for getting you involved.
That’s not what I’m worried out. I’m just worried about you.
Thanks, Mom. But don’t worry about me. I’m going to tell everyone that she’s my sister… And definitely not someone I’m in love with.
Today, we’ll be broadcasting a live press conference regarding Shiraishi Chikage’s alleged secret relationship.
Oh, there he is! It’s Shiraishi-san!
Shiraishi-san! Who was that woman in the photos?
Are the rumors that you’ve been dating another model true? [4:01]
Is it true that she’s a college student?
Pardon me, but I’d like to talk about something. Would you mind holding your questions until the end?
After all, it’d be hard to answer all of these questions at once.
But first, I would like to thank all of you for coming here today. I had never intended to hold a press conference like this, but due to the appearance of false rumors, as well as the effect on my family, I’d like to clear everything up for you all today.
Before I begin, I would like to apologize for startling everyone with my actions. I’m truly, very sorry.
That said, the woman whom I was walking with is not my lover. She is… My… Shiraishi-san! Who was she?
Can you not tell us? Come on, speak up!
She’s… The person that I love. So you two aren’t going out yet?
I never intend to do that. I don’t want to bring her into the world of cameras and paparazzi.
I… Always loved her. And I thought I could hide it forever. But now I guess she already knows.
Listen, I’m sorry for everything that’s happened… But I’ve always loved you. And I know that you might not like that… But… My feelings are true.
What did you mean by that!?
Could you go into more detail!? Please! You’re… Still awake, right?
You don’t have to open the door if you don’t want to… But just listen.
My bad for what happened today. I knew that I should’ve told them that you were my sister… But I couldn’t…
Because I never thought of you as a sister. Sorry…
But everything I said was true. Ever since we met a year ago, I thought you were so cute. I think it was what they call love at first sight.
I couldn’t stop thinking about you. I wanted to know everything about you, no matter how small it was, and I wanted to make you happy no matter what.
I didn’t want you to go anywhere… I wanted you to just stay in the room next to me, and talk to me forever.
I knew it was selfish. But still, I dreamed about it… I wanted to lock you inside- all for myself. And then you’d never meet another guy who wanted you. Your entire world… Would be me.
And if I did that… You’d stop seeing me as your brother and start seeing me as another man. I knew it was a stupid idea, but yeah… I won’t blame you if you hate me for it.
You probably never wanted to know that your brother had these messed up feelings for you…
But still… I can’t hold it back anymore. Did you know that on the night of that storm, I kissed you?
I didn’t want to be your brother any more. I wanted to make you mine. I didn’t want to give you to anyone! I wished that time would just stop! And then we could just be happy!
… I guess that’s all I wanted to say. My agency is going to help with PR, so I think the paparazzi will stop soon.
The modeling and acting world is always like this, you know? We’re always trying to avoid ending up on the news. So don’t worry… I won’t let them touch you.
Plus, I’m going to move out soon. And my fans weren’t that bothered by what I said, so I’m still getting TV appearances… So at least you won’t see me at home much.
So don’t worry. I’ll do everything I can to protect you out there.
Even though I wish I could be closer to you… I know that it’s not meant to be… I’m really sorry.
… See you later, then. [11:01]
I told her that I’d be moving out soon… But I should probably do it ASAP.
I caused her a lot of pain… And there’s no way to take back what I said about loving her. She’s probably traumatized by hearing that from her stepbrother.
I hope it doesn’t haunt her for her whole life. If it did, then I promise to never see her again… I’ll do anything as long as it makes her happy.
She’s… Tapping the wall.
Does that mean… She wants to make up with me?
I want to make up with her too! I don’t want to say goodbye! Come in…
Hey… I’m happy that I remembered the signal. If I didn’t, then you’d still be on the other side of the wall.
You wanted to talk… Right? Thanks, I-!
What!? Why are you… Hugging me?
Wait, you… Feel the same…? Does that mean…?
You’ve had feelings since I went to get you that one day? From the party? And the day of the storm… Was after that.
Yeah… Yeah… I see. So that’s how you felt.
And you also had trouble expressing it since I’m your brother… No? Then why?
Haha… Hahaha! You thought that I liked someone else? Really?
I see… You thought you couldn’t match up to the person that I really loved.
I remember now. You really wanted to wear clothes you thought were “worthy” of me. Did you always think that you weren’t good enough for me?
Heh, you’re a dummy. Didn’t you know? You’re the only girl who I’ve ever called cute in my life.
No matter what anyone else thinks… You’re the only one for me.
I don’t need anyone else. I just need you.
I need the person who wakes up in the room next to me every morning. I need the person who sleeps soundly next to me every night.
Right now, I need the person who’s not next to me… But right in front of me. So am I still creepy?
What? After all of that, you still think I’m a stalker?
Well, as long as you don’t mind… I won’t hide anything from you anymore. I’ll always be honest with you.
The first time I kissed you was when you were sleeping. I wanted to touch you so badly, but the more I did it, the more guilty I felt.
But now… It’s okay, right?
You can still call me Chii-kun. But don’t call me Onii-chan anymore. Call me as if you’d call your lover.
Don’t worry. I won’t call you my sister anymore. I love you.
I’ll never let go. Not now or ever.
I’d rather lock you in my arms than in your room. Is that okay…?
I see… Then I’m all yours…
You finished your bath? Then I guess we should sleep soon. Come over here.
Time sure flies, huh?
I’m glad my agency put a lid on the scandal. And now no one even knows that we moved in together.
Haha… Now you’re all mine.
But I still feel kind of bad for surprising our parents. Well, at least they didn’t put up a big fuss. They were more like, “I knew something was going on…”
Now that I think about it, they must’ve had a feeling since those pictures got printed. That’s why Dad wanted me to say you were my sister so much.
Normally, it would be fine to just deny the rumors and wait for it to blow over. But I had so much on my mind that I couldn’t think straight.
But hey, at least it ended up with us being together. And plus, now our parents can enjoy their newlywed life. I hear they’re going on another trip.
Where was it, again? It was somewhere abroad. Well, wherever it was, I’m that I bought them the tickets to make up for what I did.
Hm? Sure, where do you wanna go? I’ll take you anywhere.
But you can’t be over 1 meter away from me, and you can’t let go of my hand, and you can’t listen to strangers, and you can’t look at other men, and…
I don’t think I’m being too possessive. Isn’t it normal to want your girlfriend to yourself?
Well, think whatever you want. You only have me and I only have you. You won’t find anyone who loves you more than me.
Hey… Are you sure you understand? [2:59]
Don’t make me wait… I’ve held myself back for so long.
You never knew this because we were in separate rooms… But thinking about you makes me crazy.
Get a good look. This is a man on the edge.
The only thing you see… Is me. And all I see is you. Nothing else is worth looking at. I’ll give you everything… So give it all to me.
I love you…
I love you…
Can we go further…? I want to wait until you were ready, but… I can’t handle it anymore. I want to get closer to you.
It’s true that we’ve gotten closer than before… But it’s nowhere near enough. I don’t want to be apart anymore… I want to be one with you.
I want to make sure you don’t go anywhere. I want to make sure no one can take you away.
I want to watch over you… Forever. I want to hold you and never let go.
I love you… And I always will… ‘Til the end of time.