The family shared the same surprise.
Dad, in the position of opening the mizuyoukan pudding can lid, opened his eyes wide. Mom was frozen with a small teapot in her hands. The time was after dinner, while the family was chatting at the sofa.
"What shall we do? Yumi still doesn't have a passport! If it is
the last week of July, it is very close. Can we make it?"
Looking her mother being all thumbs, Yumi thought, this person is definitely the one who gave birth to me. There is no point repeating, but Yumi had said almost the same line immediately after she accepted Sachiko-sama's invitation.
"Yes, it takes two weeks right? RIGHT?"
"I said it is inside Japan."
"Inside Japan... Yes, it should be within Japan normally. Oh my,
my brain grew numb by the double shock, from the gorgeous feel of the
word 'summerhouse,' and from the name of the Ogasawara's!"
But it was understandable to think first it is overseas. Yumi's onee-sama
Ogasawara Sachiko-sama was the daughter of the one and only Ogasawara
Group in the world, and the family was so rich that it was not at all
strange to hold a castle in every part of the world.
"But the Ogasawara family will also come, right? With such close
relatives by the side, will you be a bother?"
Sachiko-sama, who had to return to school in the latter half of summer vacation, was the odd one to stay in the summerhouse earlier than anybody else. Thinking that Yumi would feel more at ease this way, Sachiko-sama extended the invitation.
"Please~ Can I go?"
"What do you think? I have no reason to object it--"
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