” I see, Yuri-san is a b*tch!”
I had found the answer to my question. I had spent the last night trying to figure out why my sister had kissed me out of the blue. But since I couldn’t come up with an answer, I kept pondering it at school, and finally I found the answer. The Yuri Kokonoe is a b*tch theory.
I have never heard of my sister dating anyone, but she is such a beautiful woman. She must be popular. She must have had one, two, ten or twenty boyfriends in the past. She might be a “pure, innocent, neat and tidy” type of b*tch. I’ve learned something about my sister’s background that I didn’t expect, but don’t worry, it won’t change my attitude!
“I’m afraid that our class is the only one who got a really high average score on this test.”
A bewildered Sayuri Sensei said that. With Golden Week coming up, the tests had begun to be returned.
It was no surprise that the average score was so high. The study sessions were a great success every day and the number of participants was increasing day by day. Even Kamishiro seemed to have a very good understanding of the test this time. As for me, it was business as usual, but the test was nothing more than a child’s play to me. Sorry, lie. I just said it was nothing more than a child’s play. It’s cool, right?
Not surprisingly, I came in third overall in my grade. Let me tell you, I’m not the smartest guy in the world. I was a sad Lonely Wolf student with no hobbies and nothing to do but work out or study at home.
“You can even study, huh”
“Don’t talk to me like a usual person, you fresh and handsome guy.”
Why is he talking to me like usual? Then, what was that match all about? It was a complete waste of a bone. I’m not a bone-jointed person.
“Don’t say like that. That’s awesome, Yukito. I’m in 10th place.”
“That’s just plain awesome.”
“It sounds like sarcasm to me.”
“If you’ve got time for me, you’ve got time for Kamishiro.”
“I’m starting to get angry.”
“Maybe you don’t have enough serotonin? You need to eat more soy and dairy.”
“That’s how people talk as a lord, Miki-chan….”
“Aren’t those two crazy? I was about to get a red mark. ……”
“Forget about the test! You know what, why don’t we all go out and have fun during Golden Week?”
Elizabeth is smiling as she speaks to me. Golden week? There was no need to restate it. In short, it is a period of consecutive holidays. As a pattern of my behavior, I am kidnapped to Sekka’s house during this period every year. If I don’t go, she cries. I can’t help it. And I was welcomed like Urashima Taro invited to the Dragon’s Palace at Sekka’s house.
“Look, Kouki. You’ve been invited. That’s why people are so full of life.”
“You too, apparently.”
“Haa? I’m a loner, a gloomy person, and my classmates would never invite me out to play with them, you know? You, stop talking nonsense.”
“You too, Kokonoe-kun!”
“Are you for real ……?”
“Why are you so surprised? And I don’t exclude someone like this with such impunity!”
“Aah, I see! So if you’re going exclude me, you’re going to do it in the shadows! As expected from the quintessential Elizabeth. Hahahaha.”
“I would never do that?!”
“It’s okay! I’m used to it! You can keep on excluding me!”
Elizabeth was taken aback. That’s funny. I thought I was being considerate, but did I do something wrong? The presence of someone like me only makes the atmosphere worse. This very situation proves it. Whenever I say something, the air is usually like this. That’s me, the PM9 Yukito, not PM2.5. It is no exaggeration to say that I am the house dust in this class. An air purifier is needed, and a HEPA filter must be installed in front of me.
“Kokonoe-chan, don’t you want to go play with us?”
“Not really, but what are you going to do when you say play with us?”
“It’s fun to think about it!”
Miki Mineda is a gal. She looks, talks and acts like a gal herself. That means she might be a b***h. If so, I wonder if she has anything in common with my sister. I’m a loner. I am not a b*tch. There is no way I can understand the principle of b*tchy behavior but Mineda might be able to understand why my sister acted the way she did.
“By the way, Mineda. You’re b*tch, right?”
“H-Haa!? That’s terrible, Kokonoe-chan. I’m not such a cheap woman!”
“What, you’re not? I said something rude. I’m sorry.”
“U-uhm,…… I don’t like it when you apologize so honestly,……, but what is it?”
“I wanted to ask you something.”
“Could that be ……?”
In a small voice, she asked, “Does that mean you asked me if I was a b***h?” I could hear Mineda’s face turning red as she muttered and mumbled, but I could hear her all the way through. But what did she mean by that! I had no idea what she meant, so there was nothing I could do about it even if I could hear her.
“Just the other day, Yuri-san—- my sister kissed me out of the blue, and I was wondering what this means. I thought Mineda might know something about it.”
After a moment of silence, a scream echoed through the class.
Eh, what’s wrong?! Did something happen?!
Jiiii, gazes pierce my body. I wonder if animals kept in zoos feel like this?
The man who is treated as a pet in the second grade classroom is me, Yukito Kokonoe.
At noon, Yuri-san gave me an order to come to her classroom. I was summoned half-way by force, but there was no right of refusal. Yuri-san is a permanent member of the board of trustees, and I am a non-permanent member. The world is so unreasonable.
I was made to sit next to Yuri, and in front of me were two female students who appeared to be my sister’s friends.
However, the whole classroom was listening in. Ah, but this is the same in my class!
“So you’re Yuri’s younger brother, the one I’ve heard so much about. You don’t look much like her.”
“I agree. I’ve always had my doubts.”
“You made your mother cry before, and you haven’t stiffened up about it yet?”
“That’s right, senpai. Please don’t be rude!”
Ah, my sister, this is the one who is really pissed off. I have no belief in self-assertion, so I’m not afraid to change my tune.
“You’re too sensitive, you know. ……. So, I had a lot of questions. First of all, there’s that one. How much of the student body president thing is true?”
Isn’t this a great chance to dispel the rumors?
The second year students have much more influence than the first year students. If I said something in Yuri’s presence, it would be known as fact. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
“For crying out loud, It’s a total lie. The information has to be correct. Listen to me. President Kedou did not get down on her knees to become a s*x friend, but she got down on her knees and said she wanted to become friend with–“
Yuri’s anger peaked immediately. Is that a devil’s face?
“Listen, little brother. Is …….. there any different?”
“There are some differences. Uhm………….. mainly in the order and so on.”
“Almost all of it is true!”
Isn’t there some kind of buzz in the classroom? I can hear voices like, “Serious….”
“That woman! I’m recalling her. Prepare for a vote of no confidence immediately. ……”
“Wait a minute? Come to think of it, I don’t think the president said a word about that.”
“T-That’s right! He was so harassed for nothing, but that president would never say something so outrageous, right? What the heck. I’m relieved that rumors are just that, rumors!”
“I remember now, too. The president told you to embrace her.”
“It’s not a rumor! You’re saying it! It’s all black, there’s not even room for misunderstanding!”
“You’ve got a shocking revelation at lunchtime ……. What are we going to do about this air ……”
Instead of listening, many of the seniors are sitting facing me. Greetings, audience members.
“So what do you think, little brother?”
“To be honest, I think I have about a 50-50 chance of winning against the president. And she’s beautiful.”
“Temptation is not an option for me.”
“You have me, don’t you?”
I had no freedom of speech. The Constitution doesn’t guarantee it.
“Hey. Then. How about Yuri at home? Do you know? She’s very popular.”
“….I’m not happy about it.”
“There you go, appealing that you are not interested in that kind of thing. disagreeableness.”
Nihi, Yuri’s friend was grinning at her and stirring up trouble.
“It makes me happy that you’re so well-liked and popular, Yuri?”
“—! That’s right. I am very popular. You can expect more from me in the future.”
“I think…. Yuri’s weak point is her younger brother.”
The senior is dumbfounded, but there is no such thing as a weakness in an older sister.
“So, how are things at home?”
“Yuri at home? Yes, right. She is often in her underwear.”
“If you tell them any more about it, I’ll sleep in your bed today. If you don’t like that—-“
“She often drinks milk in her underwear.
Yuri is astonished. She looked like she couldn’t believe it.
If Yuri wants to sleep in my bed, I’ll just sleep on the sofa in the living room. There was no way I could refuse. I’m sure she’d like to sleep with a fresh feeling once in a while.
“Hahaha! Is that why Yuri is so well-developed? You’re funny, little brother!”
Actually, I think it’s genetic.
“No way you wanted to sleep with me …….Understood. I’ll get ready and we’ll go.”
I feel like we’re not on the same page, but that’s the way it’s always been.
“Right, there is no doubt that SNS will be crowded for a while again. Even though there is a lot of talk about the little brother these days.”
“Is that so?”
“Don’t you know? You have been getting a lot of attention.”
“I don’t do SNS, group chat, egosearch, etc.”
“This kid doesn’t even look at his phone much.”
“Heh. That’s rare nowadays, isn’t it? But maybe it’s better that way. It is also possible that he may be shocked by the content. Well, your brother seems to be bold, so I guess he’ll be fine.”
“He’s just saying whatever he wants, for better or worse. It was interesting and I want to hear more about it.”
“By the way, do you prefer with pajamas? I don’t have to”
“I don’t understand the question at all.”
People like to gossip. It is a pastime that has existed since time immemorial.
And yet, it is not uncommon for gossip to become a tail and for the content of the gossip to change.
What is true and what is a lie? They spread and spread without any room for explanation.
Rumors are uncontrollable monsters. Perhaps that is what it is.
Is it curiosity or malice? Whatever the emotion, it is fear.
–For those who are targeted, it is enough to cause deep wounds.
In reality, schools are surprisingly boring. There is no student council with immense power, no newspaper club that writes weekly-like scoops, and no armband-wearing disciplinary committee that pours its heart and soul into enforcing school rules. Nor is the vice principal behind it. There is no such thing as rumor mongering. Mastermind of what?
However, the daily routine, in which no such incident should have occurred, was different on this day.
When I arrived at school, rubbing my sleepy eyes, I found that the classroom was abuzz.
The air was heavy, and all eyes were on me at once. Scary!
“Ah, kokonoe-chan. Good morning.”
“Yukito, I’ve been waiting for you!”
The unusually fresh and handsome man was hesitating and holding back.
The other members of the group, including Mineda, Sakurai, Takahashi, and others, gathered around the desk.
“Kokonoe went to the same school as Suzurikawa, right? I thought you might know something about her.”
“Suzurikawa-san doesn’t talk much about herself in detail. That’s why I was waiting for Kokonoe-kun.”
“Is something wrong?”
“As I thought, Yukito doesn’t know about this. Look at this for a moment.”
The content of the frown involuntarily frowned.
“A caste subversion?”
“Yesterday, all of a sudden, it just poured in.”
The list of unbearable slanderous words targeted at Suzurikawa. The story of her junior high school days is also exposed. Perhaps it is a past that she does not want to be touched. Some of the information is obvious at first glance, but there are also things I don’t know about.
“Suzurikawa is two-timing? But she said she broke up with her senpai. ……”
“Do you know anything about that?”
“I heard her say so herself. It didn’t seem like a lie to me.”
“I knew it was a hoax.”
Some of the posts included childish posts that were clearly personal. Was it an intentional fake or does a shred of truth exist? Although no one but the author knows the truth, at the very least, the person who wrote this has a grudge against Suzurikawa. That much is certain.
“…… I wonder if she is alright, Suzurikawa-san”
“This kind of lame stuff isn’t popular nowadays.”
“So the author is bored. What are you going to do about it, Kokonoe?”
“What am I going to do…… It’s up to Suzurikawa.”
Guys, aren’t you asking the wrong person? I don’t want you to ask me about Suzurikawa ……
Although the way they are doing it is malicious, it is also poor harassment. I don’t know what Suzuriakwa thinks about it, but as long as they haven’t directly touched her, it’s not impossible to ignore it if I want to.
There is no guarantee that this will end well, but on the other hand, if they do anything more than this, they will be taking a considerable risk. If the culprit is revealed, there is a possibility that disciplinary action will be taken. Is there someone who would go to such lengths to bring down Suzurikawa? How serious they are about this is not clear from this.
“The culprit is here!”
I declare in a high voice, and the whole class reacts with a jolt. That’s right, I’m sorry.
“Eh, eh, Is it true, Yuki!?”
“I just wanted to say it personally, but it doesn’t seem to be in this class.”
“Ha? What do you—-“
In the first place, the most suspicious people are those in the same class. However, Suzurikawa is not the type of person who would be the target of bullying, and there is no group that would be hostile to her.
The group of people gathered here, led by a refreshingly good-looking guy, is the center of the class, the natural enemy of the yokai. If they did a poor imitation, the culprits might be ostracized.
“Well, I guess we’ll just have to ask Suzurikawa.
“I know, right …… Please, Kokonoe-chan.”
“—-Hmm? So why me? Eh, am I going to do that?”
I twisted and turned my head, but was slapped on the back. So why me!
But such concerns ended in vain.
It was because Suzurikawa was absent from school due to illness.