“Did you hear the rumors?”
“I wonder if it’s true.”
“It’s a no-brainer.”
Rumors of Kuromine had spread throughout the school. Since one of the goddesses was involved, it was a great way for the students to pass the time.
Secret whisperings were heard here and there.
I don’t feel good.
I used to be in this situation every day. But the malice was several times greater than it was back then.
When I look at this situation objectively and not as a target of rumors, I feel really bad. I felt very uncomfortable with the people spreading rumors and talking behind my back.
“I heard she was walking with a grown man yesterday.”
“There are people who filmed it. Images are flowing in.”
“Let me see, let me see. Heeh, he seems like a good-looking guy.”
“Uwa, you might be disillusioned.”
I was conflicted as I listened to those voices.
I have enough material to dispel these rumors. That man rumored to be her father. Not her sugar da**y, but his real father.
Why doesn’t Kuromine deny the rumor?
If the rumor has spread this far, Kuromine must understand that the rumor is spreading. Telling everyone that he’s her father would solve everything.
“Good morning, Nijitani.”
While I was moping, Akazawa called out to me.
“……The air in the classroom is bad.”
Akazawa looks around the class.
Akazawa looks around the class, apparently not liking the atmosphere. I can’t believe this is coming from the same person who used to actively create this atmosphere.
“I heard that Akazawa and Kuromine are in the same junior high school. Do you get along with her?”
“No. I hate her”
You don’t like it. You don’t get along with Aoyama either, and as the idol of the school, I don’t think that’s a good idea.
“Then what do you think about those rumors?”
“The rumors are probably false. She has a bad personality, but she’s not the type to do that kind of thing. Maybe that adult man is her brother or father.”
You guessed right.
“Why doesn’t she deny it?””
“Who knows, we know only this much. The only thing I’m sure of is that she has a bad character. So you’d better stay away from her and not worry about it. Nijitani-kun, you seem to like meddling, so I wanted to give you some advice.”
You both have bad personalities.
I replied with a smile and an appropriate “Thanks for the advice.”
Satisfied with the reply, Akazawa started a conversation with the group to which she belonged.
Indeed, Akazawa was right. It is better not to get involved in these things. It would be wise to ignore it and get on with life. There is nothing to be gained by helping her. I don’t know what’s going on, but she doesn’t want to dispel the rumors. It’s okay to leave it at that.
Okay, let’s leave it.
But it’s not good to let malicious rumors go unchecked, is it?
If I leave that one unattended, the rumor will have a tail and a spine. Before she knows it, she will be falsely accused. I have experienced it firsthand.
But, it’s not like she denies it. I don’t care, I don’t care.
So don’t worry about it.
It was that my laxity that got me into that mess. I regretted it so much because of my sense of justice, but making a move like that here is just too much of an unlearning experience.
I told you myself that I wouldn’t get involved.
Apparently I’m a real douchebag.
I know, it her sugar da**y It’s kind of ruining her image.”
“I can’t believe she’s flirting with an old man.”
“It’s really demoralizing, right?”
Approach a group of girls.
“I’m sorry to barge in here without permission, but that rumor is false. The man rumored is Kuromine’s father. Not some a sugar da**y, but her real father. So the rumor is that it’s just a father-daughter date.”
I interrupted the conversation with my intention.
The girls raised their voices in question at my sudden intrusion.
“Are you sure it’s the guy in this picture?”
One of the girls points her phone at me. It was her father.
“There’s no doubt about it. I just happened to be hanging around there too. Then I heard a conversation. She said it was her own father. They were shopping together.”
I won’t say that I knew her father’s face because we worked at the same part-time job.
The color of the girls’ faces changed drastically when they heard my words.
“I knew Kuromine-san didn’t do those things!”
“I’m glad to hear that. I was thinking differently too.”
“And I believed it was absolutely not true.”
“I think it’s nice to have a date with your father right. He’s so handsome.”
What the hell. They are cash guys huh? [TL: An expression used when they easily changes words and deeds according to one’s own interests and convenience.]
…… This is that, it was just a lot of noise. I wasn’t helping Kuromine in any way.
As I was about to leave, I locked eyes with Akazawa. I ran to my seat and plopped down on my desk.
The information spread quickly.
By the way, I did nothing. I just passed it on to the first few female students. The girls’ information network was more than I had imagined. After school, the whole school knew about it.
After the rumor spread, one of the girls asked Kuromine directly.
As a result, it turned out to be her father.
Once it was confirmed that he was the father, the commotion died down. On the contrary, the impression of Kuromine’s stock rose when her father turned out to be a handsome man, and when word got out that she and her father were getting along well and buying a present for her mother, the impression improved.
“Really, Nijitani-kun, you’re such a meddler.”
Akazawa uttered with a cold stare.
I tried to argue with her, but this time she started smiling.
“Fufu, I don’t dislike that part of you, though,”
“Who’s eyes are on me? Besides, it’s not like I like meddling.”
“You know, it’s not like it’s in your best interest, and that’s the height of meddling.”
Meddling character or not. This will eliminate the noise. I just didn’t want to be bothered by that girl’s noise.
Just as I was about to bury my face in my desk, the sound of powerful footsteps approached me.
“Hey, is it true that Nijitani spread a good rumor about black fellow?”
When Aoyama entered the classroom, she came toward me in a straight line. She did not even look at Akazawa who was standing next to me.
“……Who told you that?”
“There are rumors. It’s said it was Nijitani who helped black fellow.”
Those cash cow guys went out of their way to spread my name. I’m glad they gave credit to me, but they are so disciplined in a weird way.
If even Aoyama knows about it, does that mean Kuromine knows about it too? It’s going to be troublesome.
“Fuun, so it is true. I see”
“Why are you angry? What’s the connection between you and Kuromine?”
“I don’t have anything to say. I just don’t like her. I just thought if the rumors were true, she’d go down on her own.”
Again. I thought Red and Blue just didn’t get along, but it seems like Red, Blue, and Black all don’t get along. You’re goddesses, but you don’t get along too well.
……You know, I’m the one talking to Nijiya-kun. Can you not interrupt me without permission?”
Akazawa grabs Aoyama’s shoulder.
“Haa? I’m free to talk to whoever I want.”
With a snap, Aoyama removed her hand.
” Didn’t you ever get mad at me for interrupting earlier?”
“I don’t remember that long ago. Red is too nervous.”
“Heh, you have absolutely no memory, Blue is a monkey.”
I leave the classroom with my bag in hand, trying to escape from the two sparking bees.
……Let’s go home.
I left the classroom and changed my shoes at the entrance to the elevator. I saw a group of people near the school gate. In the center of the group is Kuromine. She is surrounded by girls and has a kind face.
Men from other schools approached from outside the school gate. The men were chased away by Kuromine’s cronies and disappeared somewhere.
Is that the Black Faction? It’s like the SS.
Surrounded by the SS, it seems that rumors are not enough to make me feel depressed.
It was probably my imagination that I saw my stepsister’s figure among the SS. Let’s pretend I didn’t see her.
As I was about to leave the school gate, my eyes met Kuromine’s. Slowly approaching me. And as she passed by me.
She muttered to me.