I never realized how blind I was to the feelings of those around me. It's strange to think that Maria and Ushimaru have had crushes on me all this time, yet I remained completely clueless. But perhaps it's not so surprising after all, considering my tendency to get lost in my own thoughts.

It wasn't until recently that I started noticing their subtle hints and gestures towards me. The way Maria would blush whenever we talked or how Ushimaru always seemed eager to help me with anything I needed. And then there were the times when they would both try to impress me with their skills or talents, hoping for some kind of acknowledgment from me.

But despite their efforts, my heart belongs only to Nini. She is the one who holds my love and affection, the one who understands me like no one else does. Whenever she comes over to visit Kotaro and myself, a sense of peace washes over me as she envelops us in her calming presence.

Sometimes though, jealousy rears its ugly head within me when others try to get close to Nini. In those moments of insecurity, I find solace in holding her tightly against my chest while tears silently slide down my cheeks. The thought of losing her terrifies me more than anything else in this world.

I know that possessiveness is not a healthy trait but when it comes to Nini...I can't help but feel protective over what is mine. She means everything to me and losing her would be akin to losing a part of myself.

So as I reflect on these revelations about others' affections towards me,I am grateful for having someone like Nini by my side.She is the light that guides m e through darkness and I will do whatever it takes to keep her close tomeforevermore.