V2Ch25: Black, White and Closet again.
Some time had passed since they had disappeared.
I was shocked in many ways, but I finally recovered after accepting the reality. There are many things I want to think about and say after hearing what they just said, but let’s wait until I get out of the closet for a moment.
As I was about to reach out my hand, the door to the room suddenly opened.
It was Akazawa. This time, she was alone.
Entering the room, she quietly closed the door. Then, walking without making a sound, she arrived in front of my bed. She looked suspicious like a thief.
The idol of the school looked around in front of the bed.
Dived into the bed.
She wrapped herself in the futon and rolled around on the bed. Then she buried her face in the pillow and flapped her legs. She then hugged the pillow and made a motion as if she was patting the pillow on the head.
A glimpse of her face showed that she was in ecstasy. Drool was dripping from her mouth, and her behavior and face were not that of an idol, but simply that of a dangerous person.
What motivation am I supposed to have to watch this spectacle?
My former childhood friend, the idol of the school, the woman who treated me the worst, is lying on my bed. Let me also add that she was rubbing her own scent on the sheets of bedding and pillows.
A normal boy would be in a situation where he should be happy that a beautiful girl is in love with him.
In my case, however, it was not so.
In any case, this girl hates the old me to the level of erasing my existence. I had mixed feelings when I looked at the scene, including my past circumstances, my present situation, and various other emotions. Please understand that I have a blank expression on my face, which does not fit into any of the categories of joy, anger, sadness, or pleasure.
And so time passed.
Suddenly, Akazawa began to shed tears as if she remembered something.
I have no idea why because she did not speak out loud. Akazawa, who suddenly burst into tears, lingered on the bed for a while and lovingly hugged my favorite pillow.
After a few minutes, when the tears stopped, she left the room as if regretting the loss of a loved one.
I would like to say something about what I just saw and what she did, but that’s okay.
I opened the closet.
But just at that moment, there was a knock at my door. I was startled by the sudden event and went back into the closet.
After saying the words about permission in front of the room as before, Shirase entered. Following behind her was Kuromine.
Apparently, they thought I was still out. If that’s the case, I can’t just go out there.
“……This is Nijitani’s room.”
I didn’t expect this girl to come into my room too.
Kuromine entered my room and sat down on the opposite side of Shirase.
After sitting down, Kuromine is looking around the room as well as Akazawa earlier. Kuromine may be flashy in appearance, but I know that she is not accustomed to men. Perhaps she is interested in men’s rooms.
“So, what did you want to talk about?”
“It’s about Shota Mukawa. You remember him, right?”
Again, that question at the very beginning.
Shirase must have been shocked by Akazawa’s response. I can understand why she would want to hear it. I was hoping she would ask about me too.
She was a fellow student with the same heartbreak of having her first childhood friend break her heart.
I will never forget those days in the library. At that time, Kuromine didn’t have many friends, and I’m sure she considered our relationship important.
Kuromine thought for a while and then said.
“…… who’s that?”
You as well?
I was the only one who thought we were friends, apparently.
“I’ve been told that he was the one who helped you, Kuromine-san?”
It was confirmed that I was also at the level of being forgotten.
The second person, the shock is a little lessened, but still shocking.
“T-then,……, what do you think, Nijitani-san?”
“What do you mean?”
“We went to the pool together, remember? I thought that Kuromine-san normally would have refused, but the fact that you came with me made me think that you might have a liking for Nijitani-san. Would you like to comment on that?”
I listened to the story with shock.
“….I think he is nice”
“He’s a nice. His appearance is fresh and clean, he’s not uncomfortable to be with, and unlike other boys, he doesn’t have a dirty look on his face. He’s fun to talk to, and I don’t dislike his meddling and kindness. I think he understands my feelings. So overall, I have a good feeling about him.”
It was a high praise.
“Is it correct to say that you like him?”
“You don’t like it?”
“I don’t hate him!”
“Do you like him or not?”
“……, well, I would choose I like him”
What the hell.
Kuromine said as she turned red.
I’m not dense. From the way she said it, that’s probably what she meant. This was surprising since I had heard Shirase’s story half-jokingly.
….I mean, what is the reason why your evaluation is so different from my past?”
You’re right that my appearance has changed, but I wonder if I’ve also changed a lot on the inside, too, I don’t think I have.
I don’t know. I have no idea.
The reason why my reputation has exploded so far is too mysterious. The only other contact I have with Kuromine is that we work at the same part-time job, but our contact at the school is thin because we are in different classes. Is it because she says I’m meddlesome and kind, or is it because the case that dispelled the rumor is resonating with her?
“……, I mean, what’s with all this talk all of a sudden?”
Kuromine’s voice took on a slightly sickly tone.
“The reason for this is, as I said earlier, to deepen our friendship.”
“I thought it would be a good opportunity to ask you a few questions.”
“……I see. Well, I’m free until the kitchen is empty.”
It seems that the reason Kuromine was mature enough to agree to the discussion was because the kitchen was occupied.
“Please tell me why you suddenly became so combative with me.”
She asked another question, which should have been the main question.
“I am curious about it. If I have done something to offend you, I would like to take this opportunity to apologize.”
“Then why is it?”
“……, no particular reason.”
I felt that Kuromine was about to say something and then stopped. I don’t know what it is.
“Then do you know why the relationship between the goddesses has suddenly taken a turn for the worse?”
“Then there is no feud between us. Then let’s be friends. Kuromine-san and I went to the pool together, and I have a feeling we can get along.”
“If there is something you don’t like about me, I will improve it. I want to get along with Kuromine-san. Please.”
Kuromine just said that he had no reason.
“……. I get it. It is my loss.”
“Then let’s shake hands to make up.”
Thus, Shirase and Kuromine also made up.
It’s good that Shirase is doing well, but it doesn’t clear my mind.
No, I’m honestly happy that she likes me. But I can’t overlook the fact that she hates me to the point of erasing my existence.
Or, perhaps, she simply forgot about me?
That would be a stretch. As for Akazawa, she is my childhood friend, so that line is impossible, and with Kuromine’s memory, there is no way she could have forgotten those days.
I’m getting more and more afraid of being exposed. I thought the whole anti-reversal thing was just a joke, but maybe it’s not a joke at all. I can’t help but feel that a terrible situation awaits me if my true identity is discovered. It is quite possible that I will go down the route of going crazy and being outraged.
But is there any chance of a counter-intuitive and acceptable development?
That’s too risky.
At the end, I would continue to breaststroke through the sea of thoughts until they left.
TL: We caught up with the raw now time to wait.
26 comments »
Jaka PratamaJune 13, 2022 at 12:20 am
Thanks for the chapter
StonksCoffeeJune 13, 2022 at 12:27 am
Rip Black. The only one I was originally rooting for. If Blue answers similarly to the others, then I’m 100% certain White is gonna win this love pyramid.
nika77722June 13, 2022 at 1:18 am
Thanks for the chapter. My impression of them doesn’t get any worse then it already is at this point
randomlurkerJune 13, 2022 at 3:11 am
Now we wait for more raws
Personally I hope he doesn’t end up with any of the colors. The best route would imo be some extra heroine appearing. Maybe something like the four being suspicious and “trying to protect him”, and then somehow ending up revealing how they know his original identity, but the mc telling off the four and ending up with the new character.
SimakJune 13, 2022 at 3:28 am
Damn, if White is winning, I want Shota to STAY in that particular closet.
Thanks for the chapter.
GattsJune 13, 2022 at 5:27 am
Thank you for the chapter !
pezantriJune 13, 2022 at 1:59 pm
Just like with Red, I don’t think we’re getting the full story here… if they already know that Mukawa and Nijitani are the same person, then rejecting one while professing their affection for the other doesn’t make any sense. I think we need some color POV’s to get the rest of the story, but given that they’re all trying to protect Shota from the other goddesses, my guess is that they’re making a clumsy attempt to further separate ‘Mukawa’ and ‘Nijitani’ so that Shirase doesn’t figure things out. So, their thoughts on Mukawa are a lie, and their thoughts on Nijitani are the truth… which would be fine if it wasn’t orchestrated by White with Shota in hiding. In other words, all four of the goddesses are trying to help Shota but unintentionally making things worse
MDNJune 14, 2022 at 4:35 pm
And we’ve hit the hiatus. Everyone ready for no resolution?
k1nngJune 25, 2022 at 7:28 pm
Da minha perspectiva a que menos destruiu ele foi a branco, mas não acho que o fim com uma delas seria bom, então espero q apareça uma garota extra e eles fiquem juntos
k1nngJune 25, 2022 at 7:46 pm
this development is being interesting, if the blue Also deny that you remember the past, it will be great So I hope he feels “repulsed” and puts some distance between them. No matter how sorry they are, they no longer have the right to love him.
GerardoJuly 3, 2022 at 9:45 am
I think the balance is being reversed, I mean I think they have a reason to deny Mukawa’s existence, loving and hating the same person is totally disgusting
RafiibombJuly 15, 2022 at 3:11 pm
Almost 2 whole chapter and still no Renji… gonna throw this to the backseat.
Doby MickSeptember 6, 2022 at 9:14 pm
White is all a round worst girl
Black is boring and author ruined her (if instead of believing mc assaulted her she would have thought that the rumors were about the senpai, only learning the truth later from Renji and then punched the gal who started the rumors, she would have been best girl)
Blue is a b***h, even though she knew the rumors were false, she distanced herself from mc and cut ties with him just to protect herself, most Irredeemable out of the bunch.
Red although most responsible for mc suffering, didn’t actually start the rumors and actively tried to stop them once she learned about them, she’s the only girl who tried to help mc before he transferred schools.
I honestly think Red route with be the better option, and the more entertaining ride, from all the possible routes, and it’s too late in the story to introduce a new unrelated girl without it being a total copout
KelicantOctober 2, 2022 at 2:37 pm
White is the worst. She straight up used Shota from the beginning to try and improve her relationship with her brother. She even said she wasn’t listening to him when they talked the week they were dating. And in the present she planned on using him and his feelings to sabotage the other Goddesses. It’s indifference and maliciousness. She is the worst by far.
Black is understandable. She went through molestation and was alone. Then when a pushy guy grabbed her it caused her to pass out. She woke up and received attention that she wasn’t getting previously and she stayed away from a place of trauma. She only found out what happened to Shota later and immediately acted. She is the only one I would say is without fault in her actions towards Shota.
Blue seems to be disliked in the comments more than I expected. She was being made aware of the differences between girls and guys and was unsure of her place. She hears rumors about a male friend but faces peer pressure from her girl friends to stay away. Then she got distracted by her club and didnt go online much. Later she goes to school with a fever and isn’t aware of having pushed him down the stairs. She hurt him physically in a way the others didn’t but her biggest problem seems to be inaction. Though it feels like the authors is setting her up not as much of a love interest.
Red is similar to White in that she intentionally hurt Shota. She was bullying him directly and saying hurtful things, regardless of the reason. Then rumors started, and she tried to stop them but it didnt spread because of how she acted previously.
My biggest surprise is Renji, I thought he’d get a POV or play more of a part in the story. I’m thinking if the story continues that we may get a POV from him after all the secrets come out.
White is obviously not a love interest, Blue seems to be setup to be a friend, Red and Black are the main love interests. Black is the best girl, but Red is sincere in liking him and is the childhood friend. I could see it going either way at the moment.
Gunther EricksonNovember 30, 2022 at 4:29 pm
CRAZY plot twist ideas:
1. Renji is gay and has a crush on Shota, and at some point the crush is revealed.
2. Shota and Nekoda fall for each other (obviously without Nekoda knowing the secret) and get into a relationship. At some point, Shota decides to reveal her the truth, and……. make a guess about what comes later.
3. Shota meddles in the White-father feud and that makes White develop feelings for him
Skill IssueJanuary 15, 2023 at 7:13 am
Renji route obviously the best one. Nothing can beat the incest plot twist ofc that one was wild
WikkrMarch 7, 2023 at 3:18 pm
Super plot twist. Renji is a girl and has been disguising herself as a guy this whole time due to some family inheritance BS and has been in love with Shota the whole time. Her hatred for the demons stems from the frustration that she couldn’t reveal herself to her true love and lost him because of it.
DLPDecember 30, 2022 at 8:08 am
Hm. Wasn’t expecting anything from Red considering her promise to his mother (also because with these recent developments Red and White have switched positions on the top of my s**t list) but I’m surprised by Black denying his existence. I have the most hope for her (not that I want her to get with him) so I’m looking forward to her next monologue so I can see why she answered like she did.
I feel like Aoyama will be the only honest one for some reason. I’m prepared to be disappointed in her too, though, considering Black’s reaction to the question.
karnal0zJanuary 10, 2023 at 5:34 am
If this series ever returns, I hope the blue one doesn’t deny remembering it. Not because I defend it. It would be the most logical thing because of how bad he felt in the tournament. To deny it would be to send all that part to the trash.
ShioTandreJanuary 17, 2023 at 7:30 am
i am truly enjoying the shenanigans of the 5 idiots and how they keep digging their own holes deeper and deeper with every smooth brained ‘big idea’ they have while trying to ‘be good’.
all 5 Characters are Smooth Brained Idiots, and the one who can be less ‘guilty’ is Black, as, well… She actually didn’t know s**t until after the fact, White was just an a*****e who did her a*****e thing at a bad point, but basically she is a bystander, Blue went along the Rumor Mill and she KNEW about the thing, but, like ‘best bro’ did nothing, because… ‘Asian Culture/Power of the Plot’?, and while Red went and played the stupid ‘let’s tease the guy i’m heads over heels for and see what happens’ Game and won the stupid prize… she only became aware of the clusterfuck her supposed friend made after the fact, and it is not like ‘best bro’ put on his ManPants and did anything.
for me, from Most Guilty to Less Guilty:
now for Personality worst to less bad
White (if only because she… is really damaged)
and i think that the 5 of the character we have seen (4 colors+MC) are Idiots sharing the same malfunctioning Neuron.
and yet? i am loving the story as it is, so i hope that when the new chapters come, the translators still have the motivation and time to work on them.
Mr KFebruary 14, 2023 at 4:57 am
For those who wonder, yes, this is still the last update of the novel since February of last year……. But recently the author published a short story on his syosetu page on January 30, so that there is little hope that the novel will continue
Mr KFebruary 14, 2023 at 5:11 am
Forget it, I got the author wrong, I’m sorry
randomlurkerMarch 2, 2023 at 4:07 pm
There’s a new series by this author on syosetu. Only prologue + 1 chapter so far, but it seems to have similar themes as this one.
SoafpMarch 2, 2023 at 4:10 pm
randomlurkerMarch 25, 2023 at 12:47 am
It’s actually completed now, and tbh it kinda sucked compared to this one. There characters were shallow, there was no in-depth chapters about what really happened in the past. And the ending was really rushed
Silver920403March 28, 2023 at 6:07 pm
El 12 de estela mes el Utor acaba de publicar q regresa, ya lehan mandado mensajes para que continue esta historia