"Eleven, twelve, thirteen..."
"Come on, Tarou-san!"
Haruka is encouraging Tarou as they train together.
Together, but actually Haruka is spotting Tarou at the Bench Press under a 30kg barbell with her right hand.
Haruka is lifting Tarou, the barbell, and the bench to shoulder level, using them as a dumbbell.
"Just 10 more reps, please keep it up! Fourteen, fifteen, sixteen..."
As she encourages him, she lifts the bench. Atop the rising bench, Tarou struggles to get the barbell off his chest.
It is a good scream, but the barbell doesn't rise a bit. Sweat drips from Tarou's face.
"Maybe it will be easier if you lift when I go down."
Tarou followed her advice and tried lifting at the opposite time, as Haruka sped up her lowering motion.
Tarou felt a little floating sensation with the barbell suddently getting lighter as he extended his arms. Haruka slowly and deliberately lifts in o