Chapter 7: Advice
After school on the day of the broadcast, I was summoned to the student guidance office by Satozaki-sensei.
I reluctantly agreed and headed for the guidance counselor’s office.
I stood in front of the door and knocked twice to open it.
Satozaki-sensei said and looked at me.
“Why am I here?”
“Do I have to tell you?”
Yes, I know.
It’s almost confirmed that it’s about today’s morning broadcast.
“Yes, I know what you’re talking about.”
The teacher lets out a little sigh.
” Why did you do that?”
Why is the teacher talking to me like I did something wrong?
“Can I ask you a question before I answer your question?”
“No, not until you answer my question.”
The teacher gave me a sharp look.
I answered without being intimidated by his gaze.
“I understand, I will answer your question.”
“I just need to know. Why did you do that?”
The teacher asked me the same question again.
“Why? Because it was fun.”
The teacher’s voice was filled with anger.
“As long as you’re having fun, is doesn’t matter what you do?”
“In fact, I feel so much better.”
I had a sense of déjà vu what the teacher said.
“Sensei, you heard the broadcast, didn’t you?”
I laughed, as if mocking her.
“It was Shiraki who said it”
“….She had her reason.”
The teacher says so after a short pause.
It almost stuns me.
“Haa, let’s say Shiraki had a reason. Would that be a reason to hurt someone?”
Sensei fell silent.
I was disappointed in Sensei.
She was a very strict but kind teacher who cared about her students, but that was completely gone from my mind.
“Sensei, you should scold Shiraki first. Why are you scolding me before Shiraki?”
“I’ve already talked to Shiraki.”
“I see. Then why are you talking like I’m to blame for everything?”
“Shinzaki, that’s not true!”
“What is not true? Then, why did you say something like defending Shiraki just now?”
She looked as if she was wondering whether or not to say anything before speaking.
“It was because I heard Shiraki’s true feelings.”
What is she talking about?
“She’s the kind of person who enjoys toying with people.”
I said coldly.
I thought there was no point in talking any more, so I turned on my feet and left the guidance counselor’s office.
“Ah, that’s right, Sensei”
I said, as if remembering.
“W-What is it?”
“I told you I had a question for you, right?”
I turned to face the teacher.
“Why am I being called into the guidance counselor’s office for being the victim?”
“Don’t you know why?”
The teacher looks a little puzzled.
“Because I was betrayed by Shiraki and was disgusted with her, so I just tried to get revenge on her, is that it?”
“Shinzaki! There are things you are allowed to do and things you are not allowed to do!”
“What is it that I’m doing wrong?”
I’m the one who’s confused.
Why should I be looked at like that?
I was wrapped in discomfort.
I walk toward the door.
I leave the guidance counselor’s office without listening to her words.
“If you keep this up, you’re going to break someday!”
I start walking down the hallway.
“I knew this was going to happen.”
Just before I left the guidance counselor’s office, I thought I heard something, but I couldn’t quite make it out.
Leaving the guidance counselor’s office, I walked back to my house.
Walking towards my room.
I haven’t talked to my sister at all recently.
When I try to talk to her, she ignores me.
If that was the case, it would be best if I didn’t talk to her either.
Just as I was thinking that, there was a knock at my room door.
I open the door, feeling a little uncomfortable.
There stood my sister.
“Why did you do that at school today?”
How did she know I did it?
Aah, I told her before that I was dating Shiraki, so it is natural that I was the only one who would do something like that.
I answer my own questions in such a way.
The same question. I answer with some annoyance.
My sister raised her voice.
“There are things you can do and things you can’t do!”
There it is again.
“What makes it what I’m doing wrong?”
Maybe if it’s my sister, she knows.
“….Ha? What are you talking about?”
Her expression was a mixture of confusion and a little fear.
“Like I said, what did I do that was wrong?”
“Of course it’s Shiraki’s fault.”
“Are you serious?”
My sister’s expression was the same as before, but I could see the fear in her eyes.
“I have it enough.”
I was about to close the door to my room when she gave me an answer that didn’t seem to satisfy me.
“Wait a minute!”
My sister slides her hand between the door and the wall to stop me.
I said with a hint of hatred on my face.
“W-What’s with that face?”
You’re so annoying.
“It can’t be nothing!”
“I said it’s nothing!”
I say as if yelling at her.
My sister screams, perhaps startled by the sudden yell.
I closed the door of my room while looking at my sister’s face.
For some reason, my mind flashed back to the sad faces of Himari and the teacher at school, and the frightened look on my sister’s face.
12 comments »
Dennis VicarthJuly 26, 2022 at 12:10 am
He already broke. Now, it remains to be seen if he will let the hate consume him until there is nothing left but ashes.
ZalesJuly 26, 2022 at 12:23 am
this is interesting, I wonder which direction would MC path go
some mobJuly 26, 2022 at 1:29 am
……………WAIT, WAIT, WAIT, WAIT……………………..TIME OUT, TIME OUT, TIME OUT…………………………………….Were the sister and sensei trying to say that because she was actually had feelings of love for him but choose to play with her crush feelings and feels sorry about it he shouldn’t be angry at her?????…………..I hope not because i absolutely can’t agree with that sort of bullshit. She loves him but choose to step on his feelings(he was kind of stupid….well, he is stupid but that doesn’t come to the case right now……) and even mocked him instead of standing her ground to fight for her “love” and what he did for exposing her stupidity to the whole school is actually wrong on his part, since she loves him and didn’t have bad intentions…………………………………..I TRULY HOPE THAT’S NOT WHAT THEY WERE TRYNG TO SAY……………………….
Well, he got played around, for some reason got suspicious(THAT PART IS ACTUALLY NOT CLEAR FOR ME), recorded the ones who were playing with his feelings and expose it for everyone to see how they really are…………….i particularly don’t see anything bad.
I mean, people shouldn’t mess with other people’s feelings(though people end up doing it anyway……some don’t notice it) even as a joke, since someone can result really hurt from it……..
P.D. Can some of you pray for me? I had a final exam today….well, two but i need to pass one, i’m quite confident the i can pass the other one, but this for the other one the teacher is quite strict when it comes to grading…..i really would appreciate those prayers……..
Pezantri (@pezantri)July 26, 2022 at 1:31 am
The teacher and the sister are all playing it like Shiraki is the only victim. No wonder the MC has trouble connecting
AhjussiJuly 26, 2022 at 1:43 am
It’s gonna be interesting 👾👾
k1nngJuly 26, 2022 at 2:06 am
this is definitely one of the worst MC’s I’ve seen in this type of work
I understand that he is angry with her and rightfully so, what she did was wrong. but, him exposing her in front of the whole school is also wrong, but he doesn’t understand that, he went from the role of victim to aggressor
Apollo1245July 26, 2022 at 3:58 am
This story’s plot is getting interesting the MC’s development is truly awesome but for some reason the sister and the teacher don’t want him to do something bad to other people…….. Well they just warned him like they were thinking he wasn’t an victim and Shiraki is the only victim….. But even if you are going with the flow of the conversation and want to get along with your friends sonethings should be done and some shouldn’t. That’s why I think that Shriaki is not just a victim (sure she is from many others’ pov) but the way she used his feelings and couldn’t get her true feelings even if it means being hated by her friends doesn’t make her a victim…… Well what the MC did was far too much for a mere revenge (though it was fun)…… But i can’t get the sister’s and the teacher’s hypocritical attitude like something’s can’t be done and some can…….. Say these things to Shiraki and her friends first then say it to him. If they had not done so the MC wouldn’t have retaliated like that….. Well anyway thanks for the chapter and looking forward to the next one 👍
GattsJuly 26, 2022 at 4:40 am
Thank you for the chapter !
Name (required)July 26, 2022 at 5:02 am
I get the idea that you don’t let hate consume you, but what did he do wrong? From his POV this girl humiliated him because she thought it was fun, why is it not okay for him to turn it around and humiliate her in turn? Because she has “a reason”? Yeah we already know the reason, because she didn’t want to look bad to her friends. That’s not a good reason. So unless she lied to the teacher it’s stupid or her to try bring that up when trying to tell him he’s in the wrong. Like you can’t just roll up to someone on the street, punch them in the face because your friend pressured you into it and act like you’re the victim when they turn around they lay you out.
And f**k the sister and the childhood friend. They treat him like he’s the bad guy and ignore him because he went out with a girl that confessed to him because the friend liked him but never acted on it? Then when he gets made a fool of you get mad because he didn’t just take it lying down?
As much of an edgelord as the MC seems like he might become he’s still the most sympathetic character so far.
VampLawJuly 26, 2022 at 12:12 pm
His sister, teacher, CF and ex-GF disgust me. He just exposed her true colors to the world. He could’ve done worse.
Did the sister and teacher expect him to take the humiliation without retaliating? Did the ex-GF expect to be forgiven for hurting him because she had a ‘reason’?
“There are thing things you can do and things you can’t do?” Yeah, like what?
TtJuly 26, 2022 at 2:50 pm
Yeah, he is not a saint and did a pretty horrible thing, but as long as people are going to make him the aggressor and shiraki the victim when both of them are wrong with shiraki starting it , he is never going to understand
DBAVJuly 28, 2022 at 2:07 am
He needs to know how society works, a balance between humility and arrogance but I can’t help but support him because How do you think the other girls (know the we know the crush is true) would act when they have evidence of his stupefied face after the fake confession? I bet my a*s they would’ve manipulate the event just to make him look like a stalker or a creep just for fun and the crush would’ve just watched that happen because she can’t go against them, so him attacking first is a good move.