Chapter 23: The Day I Threatened Him Part 2
“If you continue to be friends with girls other than me, I will break up with you.”
The moment I said this, I was overcome with a strong sense of frustration.
I let my momentum get the better of me and said something outrageous.
I love Hiroto and I don’t want to break up with him.
I immediately lowered the blood that had risen to my head.
“N-no………, that was…!”
“I’m not going to be friends with other girls. I didn’t think about Asuka’s feelings at all. I’m really sorry.””
Hiroto’s sincere apology.
I was in no condition to back down.
I don’t think I was right to threaten him like that.
But Hiroto said he would not be friends with other girls.
The negative feelings that had been swirling around inside me were slowly being dispelled.
“Hmph, there won’t be a next time.”
“……. I understand.”
Besides, I could feel that Hiroto was in love with me.
This is definitely not a good thing, but it made me happy.
Fufu. I see.
Hiroto doesn’t want to break up with me.
Looking back, I think I made a big mistake at that time.
After that, I often used this lousy threat against him.
“With test scores like these, we won’t get into the same high school!”
“Even if you say so. I’m not as smart as Asuka.”
“I’ll teach you all you need to know.I mean, your test scores are getting worse because you’re slacking off on your studies. If you don’t make the top 20 again, I’ll break up with you.”
“…….I understand. I’ll do my best.”
I threatened to break up with him if he didn’t get good test scores.
“Hey, today is our eight month anniversary since we started dating. How could you forget?”
“Do anniversaries have to be celebrated monthly?”
“No good! If you forget again, I’ll break up with you.”
“…..I understand. I’ll try not to forget.”
I threatened to break up with him if he forgot our anniversary.
“Hirito, what are you doing?”
You always cut corners. It’s the gymnastics festival, so you should get a dress and show everyone how cool you are.”
“I’m not trying to cut corners.”
“No, you’re lying. I’m watching you very carefully. There’s no point in hiding it.”
“….I don’t want to stand out too much. Besides, you know, when I run, the captain runs, too, and I don’t think anyone is looking for me to take first place.”
“I’m the one asking for it, so it’s okay. If you don’t win first place, I’ll break up with you.”
“Isn’t that messed up?”
“Then run for real.”
I threatened to ‘break up’ with him if he didn’t take first place in the 50m run at the gymnastics festival.
“…… Heh, Live music is a pretty good way to meet people. ……”
“Is something wrong?”
“No, I’m just doing some research. I was wondering if you want to go on a date tomorrow?”
“Huh, didn’t I tell you? I have something I can’t miss tomorrow.”
“A date, so… You promised.”
“I have something I can’t miss tomorrow. ……”
“Is it more important than me?”
“I-I didn’t say that. It’s just that I’ve always wanted to go to this show. I can go on a date anytime, but the concert is only tomorrow. ……”
“Ah, I see. Then you have a choice. You can go on a date with me or you can break up with me and go to the concert.”
“W-Wait a minute. Why are you giving me an ultimatum?”
“Meet me at Shibuya station at ten in the morning. If you are late, I will break up with you.”
I threatened to break up with him if he didn’t give priority to the concert.
Besides that, I selfishly threatened Hiroto many times to ‘break up’ with him.
I was no longer aware that I was doing anything wrong, and it had become a habit.
I had sublimated it into a magic word to get Hiroto to listen to me.
I never thought that Hiroto would actually break up with me.
“─ ─ I see. I guess I can only feel sorry for Hiro-kun.”
“No, I think the problem is on Hiroto’s side. Asuka is now in this situation because he wasn’t aware enough of what a boyfriend should be like.”
When I finished talking, my sister and Mami were arguing with each other.
Once again, thinking back on it, I really am the worst …….
No wonder Hiroto is so disgusted with me.
“No, I think Asuka’s possessiveness is the problem. Hiro-kun is not the type of guy who would cheat on his girlfriend, but you’re making it hard for him to breathe by restraining him.”
“Is that so? If Asuka didn’t remind him, he would have cheated on her.”
“I don’t think Hiro is that type of boy.”
“You’re really buying Hiroto-kun, aren’t you?”
I’m glad she’s defending me, but I don’t want to blame Hiroto for this.
“Ah, uhm, I’m fine, Mami. I’m glad you defend me, but it’s wrong to blame Hiroto for this.”
Mami’s lips pout forward in a muffled manner.
My sister smiles at her.
“I see your point, Mami-chan, but I think that’s a little arrogant.”
Yes. The standard of cheating differs from person to person. It is arrogant to impose one’s own values on others. It’s simply that Hiro and Asuka did not have the same sense of values. In that sense, I’m glad they broke up.”
“You’re glad they broke up…”
Mami potters and ruminates on my sister’s words.
Once she had a thoughtful look on her face, Mami turned to face her sister.
“Uhm… is it possible that you like Hiroto-kun, Chinami-san?”
She then asked a question that was straightforward and inappropriate for the atmosphere.
5 comments »
GattsJuly 27, 2022 at 4:27 am
Thank you for the chapter !
pezantriJuly 27, 2022 at 8:41 am
Mami remains as unpleasant as always. It’s true that Hiroto shouldn’t have put up with Asuka’s bullshit, but claiming it’s his fault she did that is blaming the victim, full stop.
AhjussiJuly 27, 2022 at 12:47 pm
I declare mami as a useless friend. I didn’t see such a dumb girl in my reading history. She just thinks she’s right and she doesn’t care about her friends ideas. #F**k mami… ( now ı relieved )
Straicker09July 31, 2022 at 12:49 pm
F##k you Mami-Chan :D
DurendeNovember 10, 2022 at 3:59 pm
Hiroto needs to develop a personality and a spine. How did Asuka ever come to like him when he’s basically a wet blanket?