TL: This only has 2 chapters but it’s good.
[You’re the worst!]
[I should never have given birth if this is could have been prevented……!]
[You are not my son!]
The next moment, I raise my body vigorously.
It’s this again. These days, there are few days when I don’t have nightmares. My pajamas are a little damp from cold sweat.
It’s early morning on a holiday. The digital clock on my desk reads 5:20.
The curtains are open and warm sunlight is coming in. I am not ready to go back to sleep after such wake-up experience.
I head out of the room to wash my face. On my way out, I bump into my sister Akane in the hallway.
She has long black hair, sharp eyes, and a slender figure. I remember her as a good older sister who used to take good care of me when I was young.
…..Well, now she is the person who probably hates me the most in the house.
I greeted her, but as usual, she ignored me and stared at me with a blatantly disgusted look on her face.
I’ve been on the receiving end of a lot of false accusations, all of which I don’t even remember. The hostility of my sister, the depressing nightmares. Everything.
It’s been six months since this situation has continued. There is still no sign of a positive resolution.
I thought that if the situation was bad, I might even have to live with it for the rest of my life.
However, a turning point came.
Suddenly, I was called by my parents, which was a rare occurrence for me, and when I walked to the front door, I was speechless.
There was Shinji Takayama, the student body president who had falsely accused me, and her parents bowing their heads deeply.
“”We are so sorry for everything that has happened!””
As I stood there stunned, they bowed once again.
Then, Takayama’s trembling mouth began to explain the facts of my false accusation to me in a straightforward manner.
It all started with the gym clothes of a girl in my class that came out of my school bag.
It was a fabrication by Takayama in advance.
There were other students who were also victims.
I was cleared of all charges and my innocence was proven.
My father’s mouth was hanging open. Mom leaning against the wall, almost falling off her haunches.
Akane-san, unable to swallow the truth.
And she told me the reason why she falsely accused me.
Stress release due to poor grades. To expose the truth.
She knew she shouldn’t have done it, but she was relieving her stress by indulging in the pleasure of humiliating others.
She said that she set her sights on me on a whim. She happened to see me talking happily with my classmates and decided to go for me.
“………… that’s the reason?”
I couldn’t help but to say it out loud. I had to feel as if I had been thrown into the depths of hell for such a thing.
I wish I could have felt that way, too.
Then, Takayama’s mother burst into tears and got down on her knees.
“We are truly sorry for what happened to you….!”
Following this, Takayama and her father drop to their knees and scrape their foreheads on the floor.
My father’s face was pale, and Akane glanced at me guiltily.
“…… R-really, what is it? My son, Ritsu was innocent?!”
The tears gradually flowed from my mother as she said these words.
“……Yes, that’s exactly right! I’m really really sorry!!”
Takayama answered with a lowered face, while Akane raised her voice to condemn them.
“A-are you kidding me, ……, you’ve ruined our family!!”
“I’m sorry, I’m sorry!”
“Sorry won’t fix things…..”
I start to calm Akane-san, who looks like she’s about to raise her hand at any moment.
“it’s fine, sister. They came here to apologize.”
The truth is, I can’t. I can’t imagine forgiving her.
But more than that, I wanted to leave this place right now.
“But, but …… are you okay with that? Because,…….”
Just as Akane-san was about to say so, Takayama opened her heavy mouth.
“I have done something to you that is unforgivable. I will be punished appropriately.”
Punished appropriately? Hearing that, my suppressed feelings are revealed.
“Give me a break……. That’s not going to make up for my lost time! Don’t talk like that so casually!”
After hearing those words, Takayama could not say anything.
“…. go home, go home! …… THE DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE, it’s too late for everything!”
My relationships with my family, classmates, friends, and people I loved had reached a point of no return, to the point where it would be no exaggeration to say that they were beyond repair.
If the facts had come to light sooner, back then, when the unreasonableness of the false accusation was forced upon me, things might have been a little different.
But there was no point in thinking about it now.
In desperation, I turn my back to go back to my room.
Akane, perhaps worried about me, reached out her hand to my shoulder with an anxious look on her face.
“Don’t touch me!”
I rejected her, and a dry cracking sound was heard.
I was so angry that I didn’t even notice.
Although I was angry, I regained my composure and realized that I had said it a little too strongly.
“I’m sorry, ……. I want you to leave me alone for a while.”
I left the place after saying that, leaving the stunned Akane-san behind.