On my way home from school, I remembered something that happened just a long time ago.
Poor Mukawa-kun, his heart crushed by the tome, had become a recluse.
After that, I told my mother everything that had happened to me. Mother was so sorry that she didn’t recognize it, and she cried for a while. Soon after that, I moved to the countryside, but the wounds I had received from the demons gnawed deep into my heart.
I am amazed that I have recovered so well.
I don’t know what happened at the Eastern Junior High School after that. My mother must have been busy, and she must have been very concerned about me. She did not dare to give any information.
However, she did give Renji a letter that I had left for him.
………….As I’m thinking, I wonder where Renji went to school?
I haven’t kept in touch with my best friend Renji since I changed schools. My mother has moved out since then, so we probably have no connection. In the first place, Renji is a childhood friend, but it’s not like our parents are friends.
As I passed by the apartment, Shirase approached me.
“Thank you very much for your help this time.”
Shirase’s face did not float. Just because she had convinced her brother did not mean that the problem was solved.
Even after talking with her at the café for a while, no solution came to mind.
“Is your father still not changing his mind?”
“I don’t think he will. My father is not one to give up at this level.”
“…… I see.”
I guess I’m stuck being her friend for a while.
“What are you going to do if he doesn’t give up?”
“I intend to leave my father eventually. Fortunately, I have a place to earn money, so I’m going to focus on that and cut ties with my parents.”
It’s not for me to say anything about the conflict with her parents.
“I apologize for the trouble I have caused you, Nijitani-san.”
To be honest, there are still many things about Shirase that I don’t understand.
There is no doubt that this girl is a devil, but there are a lot of things that are not clear to me.
I fell in love with her once, but that incident didn’t last that long, as I am easily heated up and cooled down. Since our original relationship was not so strong, I did not recall much about it after I moved to a new school.
Two years ago, the damage was enormous due to a combination of various circumstances.
Looking back on it now with a cool head, I was far inferior as a man back then compared to that handsome guy. If you compare a dark-rooted man with a good-looking man, you would normally go out with the good-looking man. If I had to choose between an ugly girl and a beautiful girl, I would have chosen the latter.
Two years later, I heard about her family situation.
At that time, Shirase said she was in the dark. She may have had her own worries.
The only thing that worries me is that handsome guy.
On that day, Shirase brought her real boyfriend.
Who was that guy?
Apparently there was a fiancée fiasco in junior high school and she drifted away. She seemed to be on good terms with that handsome guy. If that handsome guy was her fiancé, she would not have broken up with him.
As I was thinking about it.
“I’m going to have a final discussion with my brother now. Thank you for this time.”
“Eh, ah, ou”
Isn’t it funny that you said he was stalking you? If that was the case, I don’t feel like we should have discussed it from the beginning, or you could have just introduced me to him without going on a date.
“Right. From my brother’s point of view, we are lovers, and if you want, let me introduce you to him. That way there is zero chance that my brother will suspect Nijitani-san.”
“No, Let’s stop.”
Shirase, bluntly shunned.
“…… I see. Now, if you’ll excuse me.”
With that, I head toward the apartment building. On the way, a tall man comes out. He is chatting happily with Shirase.
I glanced at him as I walked home. Unlike Shirase, her younger brother is tall. Rumor has it that he is quite handsome. Let’s see what he looks like.
I opened my eyes in astonishment when I saw his face.
Shirase’s brother was the tall, handsome man she had introduced to me that day as her true lover.
What is the meaning of this?
In the first place, Shirase would have called her brother a stalker, saying that he was a pawn of his father. Despite this, Shirase and her younger brother seemed to be on good terms with each other. The space created by the handsome man and the beautiful girl seemed as if they were a couple.
Is this that thing?
Could it be forbidden love?
The fog in my head began to clear. It was as if I had just fit the pieces to a puzzle.
Shirase is dating her own brother. That’s also why she doesn’t want to get engaged. They’ve been flirting for two years, and the whole reason she was seeing me was to make her brother jealous. But then she cut me out of her life because she was safely dating her brother.
…… I see, it makes sense.
I wonder if that’s the reason why she was having trouble with her dad. Her father was a normal person who did not tolerate forbidden love, and her mother was on the side of her children who were trying to keep their forbidden love alive. That area led to a fight. In short, her father was actually a decent person and the others were a bit of a jerk.
Then, when Shirase became a high school student, she was asked to get engaged again.
Her father was thinking of his daughter’s happiness and brought up the idea of an engagement. However, Shirase could not tolerate it and ran away from home after a fight.
–This is the story of how Shirase and I met.
Shirase is having an affair with her younger brother behind the scenes, but she can’t let the people at the school know about it.
So, as a cover, she turned to me, who happens to be a transfer student. This was done under the guise of verifying the truth of the rumors about me and Kuromine.
Shota Nijitani, who has no idea what’s going on, was making friends with Shirase and act like we’re together. But behind his back, she is dating her younger brother.
In other words, the truth is that she used me to deceive her father’s eyes. But the only miscalculation was that she forgot that she had used me as Shota Mukawa in the past, and that I am too intelligent —
This would explain everything from the past to the present.
Huh, am I a genius?
It’s more like too much planning.
But that girl had some clunkers, and this could be it.
I trudged home with my head in a mess. I fell down in the middle of nowhere, not because of my ability, but simply because I was upset.