The incident with Kito soon became a rumor throughout the school.
And to make matters worse, the story has been heavily embellished.
Himari was humiliated by Kito and the delinquents, and when I saw her acting cheerfully as usual, someone said, “What a healthy girl. I can’t forgive those scum for putting her through that!” Many teachers and students shed tears in anger.
It was rumored that the villianous Senpai had been hit by 34 bullets and was released from the hospital immediately after the incident, which made him even more feared as “a true monster!” And they are even more afraid of him.
And as for me, I……..
“I heard that Yagami sliced off a little bit of meat from the tip of Kito’s finger and fed it to the pigs. ……”
“I heard that …… Himari was pretty pissed off about it. …… The bones were crushed until they were powdery and mixed with lime for the drawing board, right?”
That’s scary! Where did you get that story from?
“I’ve heard that he dodged bullets while approaching Kito.”
“Seriously? Is Yagami that awesome?”
” Yeah, ……, the head of our high school is the villainous Senpai, but it seems Yagami is the back-up guard.”
No, no, no! I didn’t get shot. I’m just a shady track star!
This is how a lot of students started to fear me.
I should have cleared up the misunderstanding right away, but unfortunately I didn’t have the means or power to send out information to the masses.
There was nothing I could do to stop the rumors from escalating.
And then there was this person, who was even more troublesome.
“Oh, Soma! After school, come with me for a bit!”
“Ah, yes. I understand.”
Since that incident, Senpai has been visiting me frequently.
The main topic of conversation was what kind of motorcycle to buy when I got my license.
He brought catalogs with him and talked about each bike passionately.
This in itself was fine, but it scared the students around me.
“Yagami, you’re really close with Senpai, ……?”
“Motorcycles are …… super bad. ……”
“It looks like he’s on the back watch. ……”
“Crap! I wrote ‘S**t’ on his jacket!”
Whenever the older students come to visit, I hear stories like this.
Nowadays, the first-years are always bowing down to me, and I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to get along with the other students properly. It’s okay, though, because I’m a loner by nature.
Then, after school.
“Hey Yagami, it’s really bad!”
“There’s a bunch of delinquents on motorcycles waiting for you! Get out of here!”
Kitahara and Komatsu came running to me.
Don’t tell me that the rumor that I’m on the back watch has spread, and the delinquents from other schools have come to punish me? Damn it! This sucks!
“Hey, Soma! I’m here to pick you up, so let’s go!”
“Eh? Oh, yes.”
Pick up? What do you mean? For the time being, it’s safer to stay with the villainous Senpai.
He might be able to talk to the delinquent who came to punish me.
I followed my senpai to the school gate.
There were more than ten motorcycles lined up in front of the school gate, with a regular line of bad-looking people in front of them.
“Villain-san! Yagami-san! We’ve come for you!”
The delinquents bowed their heads in unison.
What? Me too? What do you mean?
“Oh! Thank you for your hard work! –Soma, get in the back, please!”
I took the helmet from one of the delinquents and straddled the back seat of the American bike.
The villainous Senpai also sat on another bike and a group of motorcycles started up. Is this a biker gang?
I wanted to ask senpai where he was going, but the wind and the helmet made it impossible to talk to him.
It was no use, so I decided to go with the flow. If I’m with my senpai, I should be okay.
“Heh, this is not so bad. ……”
The breeze felt good as the delinquents were not running amok and were riding slowly.
It would have been even more exhilarating if I had piloted it myself.
It motivated me to get my motorcycle license.
The group of motorcycles headed towards the ocean.
Misumi Pier, where the incident with Kito and the others had taken place the other day, towards the marina area.
The bikes were parked near the pier, and everyone got off their bikes.
I took off my helmet and asked Senpai
“Where the hell are we?”
“The Kanto Chiefs Conference. It’s a meeting of the five chiefs who represent the Kanto region to discuss various matters. Right now, there are only four of them. ……”
“…… What? Why am I participating in that?”
The villainous senpai smiled broadly and slapped me on the back.
“Hahahahahaha! Soma! Boss’ on the back watch.”
“No, I’m not!”
This is getting to be a hell of a story. ……!
I’m attending a meeting of the Bancho representing Kanto!? I’m a good student who abides by all the school rules. [TL: Bancho= Banchō (position), governmental position during the Ritsuryō period, or the leader of a group of delinquents]
“Let’s meet for now! Let’s go, Soma!”
I followed behind the villainous senpai and proceeded down the pier.
The other students didn’t follow.
“From here on out, only the Bancho can proceed! Be proud of yourself, Soma! Gahahaha!”
I told you, I’m not the boss!
I looked at the boat moored at the pier.
It’s a very nice large cruiser. It’s the only boat moored at this pier.
Don’t tell me we’re getting on that? Then who does that ship belong to?
“What do you think? That ship is the Koshin Maru. It’s my ship!”
Are you serious? So the villainous senpai was a rich man!
We boarded the cruiser and entered the ship.