Chapter 20: Kei Yogiri and The Love Master
Translated and Edited by: ynlucca.
My man, Kuzuhara!
“So, so~ When did you fall in love with Otohime-san?”
Sakura’s eyes sparkled as Yogiri scratched his cheek, embarrassed.
“… Last fall, we were in the same group for the festival committee. At first, I just thought she was pretty, but as we worked together—”
“—You fell in love before you noticed?!”
“Oh well… Something like that, yeah.”
“So, you mean the cultural festival, since last October, hmm… You’ve been in love for six months! Woo-hoo~ I can’t get enough!” She excitedly patted my back, breathing heavily, and kicked my legs.
I know you’re having fun, but chill.
“Well, here’s the thing, to be honest… I don’t understand girls at all. I don’t have a lot of tact, so that’s why even if I tell her I like her, I’ll fail. So I need some objective advice from the girls’ perspective—Could you two please help me?”
“I don’t think we’ll be of much help, but we’ll do our best to—”
“—Ahem. Please leave it to me, the Love Master, Hinako Sakura! With my perfect advice, I’ll definitely bring you both together!”
Thus began Yogiri’s love counseling.
“So, what’s your first impression of me?” He asks.
“A short-tempered delinquent.”
“A frivolous delinquent, maybe.”
“You seem kinda dumb, really.”
He got pummeled by my, Shirayuki, and Sakura’s opinions.
“O-Okay… that’s enough… Please, not anymore…” Yogiri gave up early. He still had that soft-as-tofu mentality. “I knew that first impressions of me were not very good… Actually, I knew they were horrible since before asking…”
“Just stop dying your hair blonde and remove the piercings. That’ll make a huge difference already, don’t you think?” His face was a mess now, but it was well-put-together. if he dyed his hair black and took out the piercings, it would make a lot of difference.
“No, that’s impossible. My identity is having blond hair and piercings, it’s unique.”
“I mean… You have a point?” Certainly, Yogiri with no piercings is like pasta with no sauce.
“Even if I don’t make a good first impression, I can make up for it with everything that follows! So, what kind of guys do girls our age find attractive nowadays? just for reference, can you two tell me what type of guys you like? I’m not talking about the outside here, but rather the inside.”
He clasped his hands together and desperately asked for help.
“Hmm, I like… Funny guys! Being with someone fun is the best!” Is there anyone on this Earth that can match her energy? Finding a guy for her must be pretty damn difficult.
“I like… Hmm, a person you can depend on, I guess. Someone you can ask for help when you’re in trouble,” Shirayuki is already someone close to being perfect since she can do almost anything by herself. Finding her a man like that must be nigh impossible.
Bottom line is, these two will have a hard time finding a boyfriend.
“I see… Funny and dependable, huh…” Yogiri pulled out a note from his pocket and wrote down every piece of advice he received.
After that, the self-proclaimed Love Master gave strict instructions while analyzing Otohime-senpai’s preferences, conversation habits, past experiences, etc—Before we knew it, thirty minutes had passed.
“—Yogiri-kun, I have nothing more to teach you. You’re now a licensed disciple of Love Master Sakura’s teachings.”
“T-Thank you, Love Master!”
Thus, a mysterious master-disciple relationship had blossomed between the two.
“I see, so you’re really a skilled romantic, aren’t you, Sakura-san?”
Um, Shirayuki-san? Did you really get anything from this love-brained idiot? I had an inkling since the psychological test, but she has far too little knowledge in anything romance-related… I was really worried that she’d fall for some strange guy if she kept that up.
“—I got this! I’m the man, Yogiri! At this year’s school festival, I’m going to play big. At the clock tower, when dusk reaches its climax, I’m going to confess my feelings for Otohime!”
“Yes, that’s the spirit!”
“I’m rooting for you.”
There’s something about this whole situation that seems too good to be true… Yeah, I can’t let this pass.
“No dude. You shouldn’t confess like that… It’s just a nuisance from Otohime’s perspective.”
“Wha—? What do you mean, bro? I’m really serious about how I feel!”
“Kuzuhara-kun! Why are you shooting him down?! Yogiri-kun is very serious about this!”
They both raised their objections.
“You know… You seem to be misunderstanding something. Confessing isn’t ‘playing big’, it’s just confirming how the other person feels about you.”
“C-Confirming how they feel?” Sakura and Yogiri both muttered back.
“It means exactly what I said—Guy A and girl B begin building a friendship, go out with each other, and love begins to flourish. A confession is no more than verbalizing these existing feelings. Therefore, isn’t it just annoying for Otohime-senpai if you just skip everything and jump right into the confession?”
“Y-You’re right…” Yogiri’s eyes widened in shock.
“How should I put it… It’s a very ‘Kuzuhara’ way of saying things… It’s kind of nice though,” Shirayuki breathed a sigh of admiration.
“I-I lost…” Sakura shuddered, falling onto her knees.
Hey, hey. Try a little harder, Love Master…
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some mobFebruary 21, 2022 at 5:43 pm
…………..(‘-_-)………………………Something like this also happened in “Kaguya-sama”……………although with different circumnstances. Ishigami magnificently defeated love master(lol) Fujiwara with reason but in truth he was wrong….mainly due to the fact the target in question didn’t knew herself her own problems……………yeah, how in hell would he would have seen something like that………………
I think i already got it, the MC is a fusion between Ishigami and the prez. No wonder, nobody can defeat Fujiwara so soundly except Ishigami or the prez when he ask her to train him and she gets a stroke due to him being horrible for some reason………then he ended up victorious somehow and Fujiwara tearfully glad, like a mother(literally)………..I guess this won’t happen with Sakura…..she is too annoying.
So that means that Shirayuki is Kaguya fused with Iino or Tsubame-senpai…………or maybe not……………
Well, this has it’s own twists so i guess is not a rip-off.
GattsFebruary 22, 2022 at 4:32 am
Thank you for the chapter !
dmnttSeptember 20, 2022 at 2:25 am
Kuzuhara is halfway to the deep truth that the confession itself is completely unnecessary. You can actually just go out and grow closer without any kind of formal application process to become a couple.