Chapter 12: I want to punch you, that smile.
Today is Saturday, and the time is 10 o’clock. I was planning on coasting until noon since school is not in session, but why am I here?
“Ou, you’re here, Renya. Good morning.”
“How many times have you called me in the morning, you b*****d? And good morning.”
I overslept and feel bad about making everyone wait, so I’m not going. I was going to say sorry, but Saijo had been calling me repeatedly since eight o’clock, which woke me up.
“You would have slept otherwise, right?”
Said Saijo with a refreshing smile on his face. I want to punch him, that smile.
“G-good morning, Renya.”
“Good morning, Fujibayashi.”
While I was talking to Saijo, Fujibayashi came to talk to me. I’m not familiar with women’s fashion, so I can’t tell specifically what it is, but I can tell that she’s really into it. Like Saijo, those with a high face deviation value also pay a lot of attention to their clothes.
(I guess it’s hard to be a cheerful person.)
I thought about that, but I didn’t say anything in particular and started walking to my first destination. In the past, I would have complimented her on her outfit, but I’m sure someone else has already complimented her today, so it’s okay.
I followed behind Renya as he started walking alongside Saijo-kun. I wore the outfit I had spent two hours choosing yesterday because I was going out with Renya for the first time in a long time, even though there were other people there, but Renya didn’t say anything to me.
(He used to compliment me. ……)
A number of my classmates complimented me, but the one I wanted the most didn’t say anything.
(I guess he’s not interested in me anymore ……?)
In the past, I would have walked next to Renya, but I’m not in that position.
The distance between me and Renya is still too big.
I stared ahead with a heavy object in my hand. I rolled the ball with a lot of force, and everything in front of me disappeared with a pleasant sound.
“Another strike. Nice work, Renya.”
“I’m feeling good today.”
He bumps his own hand against Saijo’s hand, which is raised. He then does the same to his classmates who are also raising their hands. Everyone’s in a good mood.
” Impressive, Tsukiyomi-kun, you’re over 200 points!”
The girl next to me (I don’t know her name) says excitedly. It’s been a while since I’ve bowled, and I got a pretty good score.
“I’m going to be less than half as good as you, Tsukiyomi……”
Another girl muttered. There are a few people who didn’t exceed 100, and only a few who exceed 150.
(Saijo has 170 and Fujibayashi has 140, which is high for girls. After all, can a guy with a good face do anything?)
I thought that those at the top of the school caste can do anything without a hitch.
I saw Renya being sandwiched by the girls in the same lane. I would have preferred to be in the same lane, but as a result of a lottery, I ended up in the other lane.
“That’s great, Fujibayashi-san. That’s a better score than mine.”
“I’m not even close. There are many people who has a higher scores than me.”
I replied to the guy sitting next to me. In fact, not only boys but also girls have higher scores than me.
“It’s still amazing. You look great.”
A male classmate laughs at me. （He looks a little unreliable, but with his baby face and gentle smile, he seems to be popular with some girls.
(I’m not interested, but ……)
This is what I was thinking when I looked at the lane next to me again.
“…… Have you known Tsukiyomi-kun for a while, Fujibayashi-san?”
Kimura-kun asks me if as he has been following my gaze. Well, all of my classmates witnessed our exchange on the day of the entrance ceremony, so I guess it’s useless to hide it.
“That’s right. Renya and I have known each other since childhood.”
“I see. It seems like there’s a lot of distance between you two.”
Does it look like that to others? Me and Renya are …….
“It’s my fault. …… my ……”
Kimura-kun is saying something, but it didn’t enter my head.
4 comments »
some mobDecember 16, 2021 at 12:24 am
…….Nothing much than watching the normies in their natural habit……no, i mean, nothing more than a social outing from someone who doesn’t want to be there.
Really, some people need to start to let things go….yes, that’s right…..i’m talking to the childhood friends…..
They were such good friends before….actually, scratch that, if they were then they would have try to believe in him instead of swallowing the words of that b***h who has just been mentioned so far……..Renya doesn’t want to have any more contact with them more than the necessary. Their relationship won’t go back to the way it was before. But that doesn’t mean it will be worse….than it is right now….they can make it better………i already say this…right?….But well, that is what those guys need to do. Oh, right, Renya also needs to put his part as well.
GattsDecember 16, 2021 at 3:44 am
Thank you for the chapter !
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Khronos AionJanuary 17, 2022 at 1:04 am
How about thinking “He knew others might not believe in him but the most ones he wanted to believe in him did not”