When I became a high school student, I entered Tenkain Academy.
I had a fight with my father who told me to go to the high school section of Himemiya Jogakuin, but my mother intervened and the problem was resolved.
The reason I chose Tenkain was because I knew that Yakumo was going to go on to higher education here.
My father wanted Yakumo to take over his company, so he gave Yakumo a private tutor since Yakumo was not good at studying. Thanks to this, his grades are soaring. At this rate, he will be able to enter the school without any problem.
Tenkain Academy has a unique system called the “God System,” and if you are chosen as a god, you will be given various privileges. The most wonderful thing is that you will be given a private room in the school.
After entering the school, I actively aimed to become a goddess.
I will become a goddess. And when Yakumo comes to the school, I will push hard to make him a male god. Then we can spend time together in the exclusive private room. I heard that goddesses and male god often develop romance, and I was hoping for progress.
My relationship with Yakumo had soured because of the incident with Shota, Yakumo fell in love at first sight when I invited Kanon-san, a junior member of my club who I adored, to my house, and I had gained a little weight from eating too much due to stress, among other things.
At that time, I was desperate to make up for my own blunder.
I immediately started to take action.
I made full use of the mocking techniques I had learned and attracted many boys. I was also careful not to overdo it so that girls would not hate me.
At first, I had a hard time.
I had come from an all-girls’ school to a co-ed school, and since I had never really talked to boys before, it was difficult to get a sense of distance, and the girls sometimes didn’t seem to be in the same groove.
But I took my time and slowly got used to it.
Thanks to that, the number of supporters increased steadily.
However, I had a concern.
I was wondering what happened to Shota Mukawa, with whom I once had a formal relationship.
I felt bad for involving him for my own reasons. That is why I asked a student from Tobu Junior High School about it.
Mahiro Nazuka, who was in the same class with him, had a girlish face and a soft-spoken manner, so he was easy to talk to.
I was surprised when I heard what he had to say.
It seems that Shota-san has transferred schools. He did not know why or where he was transferring to. I asked other students and the result was the same.
Feeling disappointed, I continued my efforts toward becoming a goddess. I was not good at sports, so I covered it up with study and charm.
Thanks to my efforts, I won the title of goddess.
However, there were other people who were selected as goddesses besides me.
I had mixed feelings of joy and frustration, but I was convinced when I saw those who had been selected. Each of the girls had their own unique characteristics and charm.
Yuuhi Akazawa is a beautiful girl with eye-catching red hair and looks like an idol shining on the other side of the screen. She is a high-spec person who is good at sports, studying, and socializing.
Umi Aoyama is a naive sports girl who shows up at various club activities. I also heard that she streams games. Whenever I see her on campus, she always has a bubbly smile on her face and is very charming.
Tsukiyo Kuromine is a tall and beautiful woman with a great style. She has a mature charm that even I find myself admiring. She was at least as good as me in her studies. She has a gap between her appearance and her talent.
After being chosen as a goddess, we participated in the divine council.
The male god was Renji Inuyama.
The biggest miscalculation was made by this person. Inuyama-san was an all-around superhuman handsome man. Aside from his face and athleticism, he surpassed Yakumo in charisma and brains. I cannot see any vision of Yakumo winning next year’s contest.
As the meeting began, Inuyama-san suddenly stood up and turned his sharp gaze on us. Then he talked about what had happened to Shota-san.
I was surprised at what he said.
It seems that Akazawa-san tormented Shota-san, his childhood friend, for many years and finally drove him into a mental corner by spreading rumors that he was being stalked.
Aoyama-san, who was his best friend, ignored him, bad-mouthed him, and even pushed him down the stairs, sending Shota-san to the hospital.
Kuromine-san was protected by him, but she did not thank him and became friends with the woman who had wronged Shota-san.
“You trampled on Shota’s heart. You immediately cheated on him and dumped him. That was the final blow.”
There was a counterargument. I am not in love with Shota in the first place. So it was not an affair or anything.
However, I have no excuse for saying that I stepped on Shota-san’s heart. I am sorry. So I accepted his words and kept my mouth shut.
After the meeting, my feelings were mixed.
The reason for the complexity is those goddesses.
I don’t want to antagonize them if they are of good character, but I have found out their true nature. At that time, none of those girls refuted me. In other words, it must be true that they were bullying Shota-san.
It is not good for them to be so dominant in the school. I can’t sleep at night because I’m worried that Yakumo will be targeted by those demons.
Something must be done about it.
Yakumo has entered his second year of high school.
Time had passed since the incident with Shota, and our relationship had returned to that of close siblings.
Yes, we are simply brother and sister.
I had not been able to tell him how I felt. It is hard when you know the outcome when you tell the truth. I realized that the word “common sense” was becoming heavier and heavier with each passing year.
…… Is it okay to continue to love Yakumo?
We spent a year in a co-educational schoolhouse, and as usual, Yakumo looked the most beautiful. But Inuyama-san, the male god, was indeed a lovely boy. However, there is no chance at all that the relationship will deepen because of Shota-san’s case.
One day, my father talked to me again about my engagement.
I made up my mind to leave my parents’ house. It is hard for me to leave Yakumo, but if I stay put, I will be forced to get married this time.
Mother was on my side. It seems that she knows that I am in love with someone. However, she doesn’t seem to know who it is.
At that time, there was also a problem at the school. I learned that not only Yakumo but even Kanon-san had enrolled in Tenkain Academy. I had not seen her since graduation, but my heart almost stopped when I saw her smiling next to Kuromine-san.
What kind of relationship does Yakumo have with her?
I am sure they never had a chance to meet each other since they were in different schools.
My body shuddered at the thought that perhaps things might have developed without my knowledge. I couldn’t ask her about it, though.
It was a few days later that a new student arrived.
His name was Shota Nijitani.
I was surprised when I heard his name. It was the same surname as Kanon’s. Since it is a rare surname, he was probably related to Kanon by blood. However, I had never heard that she had an older brother.
However, he is not related to me.
I thought it would be nice if he voted for me in the next contest, but it is not that I want his vote.
One day, while I was living my life without any relationship with him, a bad rumor started to circulate about Kuromine-san. The rumors soon disappeared, but apparently Nijitani-kun dispelled the rumors.
Personally, I would have liked to see Kuromine-san drop out of the goddess race. By the way, I am not involved in the rumor. I was afraid that if I touched it carelessly, I might get involved and cause a firestorm.
Later, a rumor circulated that Nijitani-san and Kuromine-san were dating. The person herself denied it, but it seems certain that she is the only one who can have a normal conversation with Kuromine-san, who is famous for hating men.
It turned out to be true.
Shota Nijitani and Kanon Nijitani are brother and sister.
Intrigued by this information, I did a little research.
I also found out that he made up Akazawa-san and her friend early in their new school year and that he is Aoyama-san’s gaming buddy.
The goddesses have never had a specific partner before. They were all popular but kept a certain distance from boys.
I was wondering if they had someone in mind, when I came across a transfer student who was strangely friendly with the girls.
…Perhaps I could use him.
Using him to kick the goddesses to the curb.
I ambushed him on his way home and finally made contact with him. This was really a coincidence, but the apartment I rented was very close to the Nijitani family.
“Are you dating Kuromine-san?”
The rumor was a misunderstanding. He clearly stated that he was not interested in the Goddess.
At that time, I made a mistake. I accidentally made a comment that put down all the goddesses except myself. I should have praised them and made Nijitani-san feel like it. I am sorry for that.
But it is not good to be uninterested. I would like him to seduce these goddesses. If he gets a girlfriend, their popularity will plummet and my chances of becoming a goddess will increase dramatically.
I lied about being stalked and approached him forcefully.
–Is it wrong to lie?
As long as I don’t get caught, I’ll be fine. By the way, I chose Yakumo to play the role of the stalker because I had a desire. I hoped that would be the case.
The conflict with my father is true, and it is also true that Yakumo is trying to bring me back home. It is not a complete lie.
What I wanted to know was Nijitani-san’s true feelings. It is natural for a normal man to be attracted to a good-looking woman. So I decided to go on a date with him to find out what he really thinks. I was also curious as to why these goddesses were interested in Mr. Nijitani.
But here was a problem.
Nijitani-san doesn’t seem to have a smart phone.
Perhaps this is what makes Nijitani-san so appealing, unlike most people.
On Saturday, we had a date. For me, it was the first date in my life, but since it was a fake relationship, it did not count.
I was convinced after the date.
When I entered high school, I chatted with many boys, but they all had ulterior motives. I did not feel that from Nijitani-san.
I enjoyed our conversations. The horror movie was the worst, though. The parfait at the cafe where I was taken after the movie was delicious. I was impressed that he knew a good place to eat.
I decided to shake her up there.
“No, I just thought Nijitani-san was a funny guy.”
“You’re being rude all of a sudden.”
“Because, you know, it’s true. For someone who said that he didn’t want to be friends with me, your behavior seemed to indicate that you were enjoying our date. You were laughing just now. I thought you were the one whose words and actions didn’t mesh.”
It is sophistry.
In the first place, a normal person would laugh at least a little if they spend a lot of time together. It’s not like something happened in the past with me.
But for some reason, those words had an effect on Nijitani-san.
So, I folded them up.
“It seems you don’t understand your own heart.”
You do not understand. Think about it. You must be interested in the Goddess. Akazawa-san, Aoyama-san, and Kuromine-san are wonderful people. Only in appearance, though.
As you can imagine, I couldn’t say that much, but I think I was able to drive a wedge. It was a harvest. I found out that Nijitani-san is a person who is confused about something.
I also understood that he is a very serious person. From his reaction when I mentioned the word “stalker,” he seems to have a good personality.
No wonder the goddesses were interested in him. Nijitani-san seems to be a nice guy. Perhaps I could convince my parents by having Nijitani-san pretend to be my boyfriend.
With this in mind, I suggested it, but it was rejected.
In the middle of our date, I lied and said the problem was solved.
After that, I forced myself to become friends with Shota-san by quibbling.
Nijiya-san would be mistakenly thinking that Yakumo thinks that me and Nijitani-san are lovers. Well, that is not a big problem. There will be no chance for Nijitani-san and Yakumo to meet anyway.
I decided that it was important to keep a connection with this person even if there was some risk. I don’t know the relationship between him and the goddesses, but it could be used as a check on them.
After that, I did something that I did not understand.
I tried to introduce Nijitani to Yakumo as my lover.
I wondered to myself why I was willing to do such a thing. This statement of mine is still a mystery to this day.
Days went by and we had to have a meeting about who would give the closing remarks.
I was tired of meetings with those people.
Not wanting the meeting to drag on, I decided to bring Nijitani-san along. I heard that he is good friends with the goddesses, so I thought it would be profitable if he could suggest some solutions.
I also wanted to see how the girls would react when I said “friend.”
The moment I said “friend,” the atmosphere in the meeting room clearly changed.
The one who scared me the most was Akazawa-san Her gaze was as sharp as a razor blade, and she stared at me as if she were avenging her parents’ death. Don’t tell anyone that I almost choked a little.
At the same time, I felt it.
I knew that these people had special feelings for Nijitani-san.
However, the important thing was that Nijitani-san didn’t seem to understand it at all and was frozen with his mouth half-open.
After that, the test was over and the first semester ended.
Taking my attention away from the Nijitani family, I lie down in the center of the room.
There is much to be done in the future.
First, I must persuade my father to pretend that the engagement never happened. If that is impossible, I suppose I will have to break off the connection. Then, deepen my relationship with Yakumo. It will no longer be possible to have the skinship that we had before. Then I need to make Yakumo see me as a woman.
Is that really the way to go?
I think about it as I turn over in my sleep. There is also the matter of common sense, but I am sure that I enjoyed that date more than I thought I would. I couldn’t sort out my feelings.
……I guess I am the one who is lost in this.
I stand up to break my hesitation.
I know what I am going to do. I’m going to fire up Nijitani-san and ask him to seduce a goddess other than me. And somehow kick Inuyama-san to the curb.
Yes, Yakumo is the only one that matters to me.
I forced myself to convince my mind and opened the lid of the ice cream.