V1ch22: After White Contact
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.
22 comments »
Shimura FaylaneMarch 22, 2022 at 12:17 am
Despite she push him down and causing physical injuries, Blue got save huh?
On my list, Red > Blue > White > Black.
Violence just to self defense is legal, but to run-by-herself by throw violence on other innocent party is questionable attitudes.
remiMarch 22, 2022 at 12:35 am
Damnit i will take back my vote, red is obvious the worst, i just missclicked white,
Red keept pulling him down everyday. i prolly sure renji did alot behind the scenes
Mx_22_MarioMarch 22, 2022 at 12:49 am
Finally, someone who thinks the same about Renji. Lets see how this goes.
Patrick Joe YapMarch 22, 2022 at 9:48 am
Well I do agree red is terrible, but white did the finishing blow and has the least remorse in doing it
ryuukun17March 22, 2022 at 12:53 am
I’m more curious as to where Renji is right now though. Maybe he realized the real personality of the f*****s and just skedaddled away? Good call for him if he did, but I would’ve like it if he showed up sometime.
Light novel junkyMarch 22, 2022 at 1:38 am
Thank you for the upload but also dick move placing a most hated poll right after explaining how much of a c**t one of them was in that very chapter. I still order the hate ranking as red > black > white > blue. I’m guessing here but blue was most likely focused on something else and autopilot responding to people that talked to her at that time. Probably gonna see a pov from her at that time and after she responded was when she actually stopped and thought about what she heard and what she just said. Most likely since one of the classmates chatting s**t commented about how they were right to “warn” her, since shota just walked by the classroom door. Btw neko best girl. Why? Cat girl always best girl, duh.
Patrick Joe YapMarch 22, 2022 at 9:49 am
Blue is the weakest link in the novel even when i read the raw, blue was still the weakest link
Celi.SiliAugust 2, 2022 at 10:30 am
Red > White > Blue > Black
PukkMarch 22, 2022 at 2:10 am
…………..boy, ho boy, he is a real idiot!!…..a neutron star mind MC, or maybe he is a real genius?…. pff-hahahahahahahah.
I don’t want to spam, so I invite anyone interested to reading my comment in the previous chapter. Because I really think there is too much people who loves to give hasty judgments just to spit a little poison.
P.S. Honestly I don’t think Renji is in on the dark side, but I could be wrong.
AlbertoMarch 22, 2022 at 7:08 am
I read the raws, and I’ll just say this. Renji is a real pal. That letter that Shota left, is why I’m saying Renji is a real pal
GattsMarch 22, 2022 at 3:39 am
Thank you for the chapter !
DarkSilverMarch 22, 2022 at 8:12 am
dude where is all of them except nekoda
XiloMarch 22, 2022 at 9:49 am
Dude what is up with his thought process
Im literally curious what led to him to think about
ALSO thank you for the chapter
DTJMarch 23, 2022 at 4:49 am
Because when she broke up with him she told him the guy with her was her real boyfriend. Now he sees the guy she told him was her boyfriend again and it’s her brother.
RootedMarch 22, 2022 at 12:23 pm
To be honest, I don’t really get the action behind the MC of this novel. He was hurt by them in more than one way to the point of it becoming a trauma that led him to move to the countryside just to escape them. Especially when he is a teenager where the strength of emotions are amplified compared to when they are an adult. He was accused, framed, assaulted, and betrayed and then he came back all fine and dandy? Also the fact that he not only came back fine but, I know its to try to hide his identity as he changed name and exercised enough to the point he doesn’t resemble the old him, he still went along with these girls just because “oh life is trash bla bla”. I swear if he was told to lick the girls’ feet he’ll do it and then blame it on life or himself. It feels like the MC wants to get back with these girls and I know for sure there are no teenager that’ll do that. They basically ruined his life and faced zero repercussion for it and we are supposed to give them our sympathy? I can only think of one answer to this questions and that is the MC literally feel that he is a new person and has thrown away the old him in a literal sense. The old him that has been besmirch is basically dead and now he is reborn as new so the MC doesn’t look at his past in first person but 3rd person instead. To those who have read the raw version please tell me it won’t keep going like this cause I’m getting tired of the MC just bowing his head and do whatever these girls told him to do.
TianApril 10, 2022 at 8:04 pm
that’s the problem with these types of Japanese novels. their MCs are complete idiots, are incapable of expressing anger / holding a grudge, or both. it’s like “these girls ruined my life and, even though I’m supposed to be undercover, I’m going to hang out & make nice with them”. a smart person would avoid them, ghost them, etc. given their statuses as “gods”, it wouldn’t be hard to blend in with the other “commoners”. but this guy can’t help himself. he just has to mediate for Red. he just has to play games with Blue. he just has to step in for Black. it’s really annoying. even if he doesn’t want revenge, he should just let karma deal with these girls & keep his mouth shut.
ShivaMarch 22, 2022 at 6:13 pm
I would love it if u upload daily. Thank u
M_ZZZMarch 22, 2022 at 10:53 pm
I had a feeling red, blue and black learn their lesson and regret about past.
White dont bother about that. She just do what she want.
Yeah red and white the most b*****s of the novel but red is not seemed lost case.
I wonder what mother thinking about red. Mother pushed mc to walk with red so that escalate to rumors.
Strawberry MilkshakeMarch 23, 2022 at 12:35 pm
I wish someone could spoiler me what fates awaiting to those four, even the gist of it totally fine.
White and Red pissed me off!
ClosetWeeb101March 24, 2022 at 5:20 pm
WHITE DEMON IS THE ABSOLUTELY THE WORST PERSON IN THIS NOVEL!
LakshApril 1, 2022 at 7:53 am
Okay based on the all the narations from Shota’s POV, this is how I hate the 4 demons
Red > Blue = White > Black
My reasons are quite simple.
Red was a spoiled brat who wanted things her way but never wanted to ask for it but rather be rude and say it. That’s what she did to Shota, she wanted to him to get better like the other good looking guys but instead of asking him nicely she started bad mouthing him and stuff. For the rumours we don’t exactly know who started them, it can be Red but I guess it was from Nekoda, she might just had a misunderstanding about Shota stalking Red and hence spread the rumours, well the reason why Red approved of it can be because she wanted Shota to look at her how popular she was and so he should change himself but it had a bad effect.
Blue was not that bad compared to red. The thing about her keeping her distance from Shota was simple peer pressure. She was forced to believe by her classmates and her other friends to stay away from him and she couldn’t do anything. The thing about pushing him down the stairs can be an accident. She might running her way down the stairs and they bumped into each other. Hence I believe that to atone for this she stopped being a track team member. Also the reason why she never visited Shota in the hospital is because she could never manage to gather the strength to look him into the eyes and apologize.
White was a case for heart damage, she is on the same level as Blue because what she did was certainly wrong but not as worse as Red. White had a character of using others to her own selfish means. She keeps information to the limited and uses the other person. If she had simply asked Shota in junior high to pretend be lovers so she could make her brother jealous it would have been simple for Shota, but she didn’t share complete information. She is a selfish b***h. Well what she did can actually be forgiven under some normal circumstances but Shota had already had been heart broken thrice so he was in very state.
Finally Black. Well she wasn’t particularly at fault. It was all a misunderstanding, it’s very simple to understand that when Black came back to school she didn’t knew about the rumours of Shota trying to attempt rape. Reason? Other people around Black didn’t wanted her to remind of that incident hence they would just try to avoid Shota’s subject infront of Black! And Black gets to know about the attempt to rape rumours very late when Shota drops out of school and she flips a switch and beats her friend who was the cause of these baseless rumours. Also the reason why Black never tried to frame the Senpai who was actually the real culprit is because she didn’t want any extra attention, plus that guy was handsome so it’s obvious ppl won’t believe her and the friends she had finally made would all run away.
ゼロ35June 5, 2022 at 9:04 am
Hahaha, this chapter was too funny. He thinks he is genius lol, his IQ went to negative…….