She heard his voice coming from the other end of the line. It was somewhat sweet and the same as before, which brought back memories of her undergraduate days.
“How have you been?” said Kyoko.
“Yes, I have been fine, and you?”
“Well…me too. By the way, could you do me a favor? It is why I suddenly called you tonight.
To tell the truth, I’d like you to meet and talk with you about some story.”
Next to feeling relieved that he was at home, though she felt her heart going pitter-pat, she could begin to speak to him with unexpected ease. It must have been owing to her training.
“Umm......I’m going to go to bed soon tonight because I have to travel on company business tomorrow. I’ll start to go out early in the morning. So I don’t want to listen to your story now.
Would you tell me another day?” said he in a lighthearted manner.
“Could you call me in the evening on the day after next ?” said Isshiki.
He didn’t dismiss her deliberately but behaved naturally.
Why wasn't he surprised to be called so abruptly by Kyoko whom he had not seen or talked with for over ten years? If he was innocent of contact with Saori, Kyoko’s call must have been wild. Or did it come from his nature?
……Anyway the call in which Kyoko confirmed his presence made her calm down