I’m Ueda Shinji.
On Christmas Eve, I was cheated on and dumped by my girlfriend, Nakatsugawa Imoko.
However, a gal in my class, Matsumoto Rika, told me we would have a fake lover’s relationship.
The next day, Friday, the 25th.
Today, the end-of-school ceremony is held.
But my steps were very heavy.
I was so excited that I had to go to the classroom, where my ex-girlfriend, Imoko, was waiting for me.
“I don’t want to go… I’m feeling kind of tired… KUSHUNG!”
I sneezed as I walked through the school gate.
This is the school I attend.
It is a prestigious sports school.
But since I am not a member of any club, it doesn’t really matter.
I change my shoes at the shoe locker and head to the classroom.
Everyone was in a somewhat cheerful mood, probably because the winter break was just around the corner.
And they probably had a successful date yesterday.
Haa~ I am jealous…
Just as I was about to enter the classroom.
“I, I’m sorry… ah.”
A beautiful girl comes out of the women’s restroom.
She has light-colored hair with a bob cut.
She has a thin chest, but a beautiful body without any unnecessary flesh.
Her skin is white and she has a very noticeable appearance, even though she is not cosmetically attractive.
It was my ex-girlfriend, Nakatsugawa Imoko.
Her eyes twitched.
“I’m sorry, [Ueda]-kun. Can you please not call me that?”
She smiles at me while saying some pretty harsh things.
It is probably because of the human eye.
“You don’t have to apologize. Or rather, you don’t have to call out to me.”
“Why, you mean? Can’t you even understand that? Are you stupid?”
What’s with the way you talk?
Imoko is certainly good-looking.
At a glance, she looks like a neat, prim, and proper person or someone cheerful and kind.
Some boys call her an angel or something…
“I don’t understand…”
“We’re strangers now that we’re broken up, so let’s just not interfere.”
“Strangers? But we’re classmates…”
Tsk……! Imoko clicked her tongue in a low whisper.
“Anyway, don’t ever talk to me again. You’re disgusting.”
“I, it’s disgusting…”
Imoko gives me a condescending look.
“That’s right. It’s disgusting. I don’t want to talk to a pervert who enjoys looking at such filthy things. It stains my soul.”
What did I do?
I just like anime!
And you call me like a criminal!
“What? If you have something to say, do it quickly. What if someone sees me with you?”
And that’s when it happened.
Someone hugged me from behind.
“Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh!
I felt something big on my back!
Something big hit me!
Imoko’s face was shocked.
Matsumoto-san was leaning against me and smiling.
“Good morning. Shin-chan♡”
“Ah? Huh? Huh, ……?”
What do you mean?
Why are you suddenly so friendly?
Usually, Matsumoto-san, looks so scary in the classroom, with the aura of “don’t talk to me”!
“You’re my fake lover, remember? Revenge.”
Matsumoto-san says softly in my ear.
Oh, I see.
We were allies.
I’m going to take revenge on Imoko for betraying me and on my classmates for making fun of me.
“Matsumoto-san… what’s wrong, you and Ueda-kun seem to be getting along awfully well.”
Imoko asked with her eyes swimming.
“Yeah, we’re on good terms, and we’re in a relationship, too.”
“Haaaaaaa!? You’re dating!?”
Matsumoto-san hugged me even tighter from behind!
Whee! Her soft boobs pressed against me…
It feels so good…
“…Ueda-kun, what are you doing getting lovey-dovey? Touching her breasts in such a vulgar way.”
Twitching, Imoko moved aside.
On the other hand, Matsumoto-san smiles wickedly.
“Isn’t it normal? Boys like big breasts, don’t they? Hey, Miss Small Breasts?”
Twitching, Imoko moves her temples with a smile.
Well, sure, Imoko’s breasts are flat, but…
“Heh, heh so… lover… hmmm… heh… You switch so quickly, don’t you? Is that okay?”
“What? Good or bad, you’re the one who dumped him, right? Shin-chan is free, so it doesn’t matter who he goes out with or when does it?”
“I’m sure that’s true… but to go out with someone like that… just a guess… I don’t think it’s a good idea.”
She’s just guessing.
But she seems to be quite upset.
She was so hard on me just a few minutes ago.
This is rather comforting.
“Guess what? What’s that, a false accusation? We’re close right, Shin-chan♡?”
“That’s right… Matsumoto… it hurts!”
Matsumoto-san pinches my side.
She whispered again in my ear.
“Rika… Call me Rika.”
“…Ehh! That’s so sudden.”
“…just call me that.”
This is scary…
But this is revenge.
The damage to the person will be greater if I call her by her first name…probably.
“Umm…Rika and I are, you know, close friends.”
“Ri, Rika? You’re just going out with her, and you’re already calling her by her name?”
Imoko looked shocked.
I guess that’s right.
She dumped me yesterday, we’ve been going out, and now we’re going out and calling each other by name…
“Maybe you guys were dating before… I don’t think so, but have you been dating for a long time?”
It may be natural to think so.
When I tried to respond that it wasn’t true, Matsumoto-san grinned at me.
“Well, I don’t know.”
“That’s cheating! It’s filthy!”
“Heh! Cheating! Hmmm… I see I see… cheating is filthy~?”
Matsumoto-san says while smiling.
“Don’t you feel as if you’re not cheating on your own boyfriend?”
I see… she thinks I don’t know she’s been cheating on me.
Maybe she thinks that if I find out, she’ll be blamed and her popularity will suffer.
But she can’t accuse me of cheating on her because she was cheating on me too.
“What’s wrong? Where’s your vigor from a while ago~? The innocent Imoko who’s never cheated on her boyfriend?”
Gulp, Seiko bites her lip.
“Let’s go, Shin-chan ♡ since we have winter break starting tomorrow. Let’s have lots of fun♡”
Matsumoto-san takes my arm and starts to walk away.
Hi, her boobs are hitting my elbow!
Is it okay, ……?
“…… What is it? You got a girl yesterday, and you’re acting like you’re going to show her off! I thought you were a little depressed!”
Dandan! Imoko said while stomping her feet on the ground.
It’s scary, but Matsumoto-san is next to me.
Strangely enough, I wasn’t scared.
“We’ve cleared the first step for now.”
Matsumoto-san said to me from a little distance.
“Maybe the rumors of the punishment haven’t reached her ears yet, and she’s just frustrated that I went out with you right after you broke up with her.”
“But then again, time will tell.”
“Yeah. They’ll think you’re cheating. They will try to mount you mentally again. But she’s a stupid woman.”
Matsumoto-san smiled wickedly at me.
“That’s exactly what they want us to do. Even though they are the ones who are being deceived.”
The plan with Matsumoto-san is to tell them that we are really dating at the end of the third semester.
Until then, she said, we should let them think that we’re just playing a game of punishment.
“Well, you know… Matsumoto-san. Thanks for earlier. I was being tangled up with Imoko, and you helped me out.”
With a snap, Matsumoto-san stops.
She looks at me and says grimly
“Call me Rika.”
“That’s… calling you by name is…”
“Oh, don’t get me wrong! This is part of the… and part of the role-playing! I know it’s a false relationship, but we’re dating, and it would be unnatural if we didn’t call each other by our first names!”
“Oh, I see…”
“Thank you, umm… Rika.”
She opens her eyes wide.
I turn around and turn back.
Oh, did I make her angry?…
“…Rika♡ She called me Rika ♡ [Like the old days]. I’m so happy~… ♡”
“Uh, what? What’s wrong?”
I don’t know, but Matsumoto-san… or rather Rika is in a very good mood.
“Come on, let’s go to class.”
“What? With our arms crossed?”
“Of course! We’re dating, so it’s only natural!”
I was dragged by Rika to the classroom.
She’s a bit too forceful…
But I don’t dislike it.