Many years ago, I was searching for a place to live.
I was looking for an apartment for lease.
I went to visit a possible place.
There were two apartments on the same floor...two households...?
One floor, two pads.
That is to say, I would have one neighboring apartment.
I wonder what my potential neighbor's name would be, so I checked the name on the mailbox in the entrance hall.
....Mr...Kurihara Kiyoshi... his full name was written out.
....!? ....wait, what? Who is this? I know this name!
Is he a staff member? Someone old classmate? An upperclassman from my school? Someone I've seen on TV? The proprietor of a bar I go to?
Of course, it's not Kiyoshi from Lucy.
I thought about it while I rode up in the elevator.
....! ....wait? ...still thinking...! ...wait! ?...??
Wait, hold on!!? ...can it be!? ...no way..!
That's the real name of Imawano Kiyoshirou.
The elevator arrived.
I walked in front of the door to Mr. Kurihara's home.
I saw a few bicycles in front of the door to Mr. Kurihara's home...I'm quite sure of this detail.
There was a child's bicycle, with a name written on it.
..! Wow! It's the name of his oldest son, Ryuuhei-kun! This is for real!
It's really Imawano Kiyoshirou!
This is craazzzzy!!!!!! Oh my god! And what does this make me? What is this feeling?
I could be his neighbor!
Would I go introduce myself to him when I move in? Would I bring him some little present?
Would I end up riding the elevator with him sometimes, by accident?
That would be sooo cooool~~<3
(My fantasies continued multiplying of their own accord)
In the end, I didn't rent that apartment.
Even though it was huge, which was great.
I couldn't stand the color of the walls and the kitchen. (I regretted it a bit.)
I ended up renting another apartment pretty nearby.
A few days after I moved, I went to an okonomiyaki restaurant near the station.
There were lots of autograph boards and posters on the walls.
I drank my beer, wondering if Kiyoshirou were a regular customer here.
It's a very precious, wonderful, secret experience (memory) of mine.
Thank you so much!
I'm so grateful!