The dooms day has arrived.
After that day, I got a haircut, freshened up my appearance, and revitalized my feckless self. Having rejuvenated myself from the state of limbo I had been in, I greeted that day as if I had just transferred to a new school.
I will never let my guard down again.
“….Thanks for helping me out.”
I thanked Shirase, who was sitting opposite me.
“No, don’t worry about it.”
Today, we are going to have a dinner party with all the goddesses.
The meeting time is in the afternoon, but Shirase arrived before noon. This had been decided beforehand. Having already been exposed, Shirase had something I wanted her to help me with.
Yes, I wanted her to help me clean up the things that might lead to me being exposed.
We searched the house together and hid things that might lead to my identity.
The house was full of dangerous items.
The junior high school graduation album that I had shown her at karaoke before had already been taken care of, but the graduation album from elementary school was still there. Other albums containing photos of my childhood were in the living room. Aside from Kuromine, Akazawa and Aoyama know the old days, so if they saw them, they would know.
I’m not the only one I should be paying attention to.
That girl who was my childhood friend knows my mother’s face, so I have to be extremely careful. One photo could be the source of an accident.
Thanks to Shirase’s help, I was saved.
“But things have really changed in this way.”
Shirase took the old photo in her hand and compared it with the one of me now.
“Yeah, I doubt anyone would notice this change.”
“I’m so different that even my ex-girlfriend didn’t notice it.”
“Ara, that’s right.”
I wondered what would happen when she found out who I was, but since she started cooperating with me, it’s rather the opposite. I felt most comfortable in front of Shirase. It is mentally great to not have to be nervous.
“So today, we’re going to ask them a lot of questions, aren’t we?
“That’s what this meeting is for.”
“But I wonder if it’s really all right. They would not answer honestly even if you asked them. Besides, how can we ask them when they are all here?
“Don’t worry. I have a plan.”
She seemed very confident.
This time, it is not just about inviting the goddesses for a meal.
I have questions to ask them. What do they think of me now, and why do they hate each other?
“……I see. Then I’ll leave it to you.”
Since exchanging contact information, Shirase and I have been in touch frequently. Yesterday, Shirase went out with Kanon. It seems that the two are also in contact with each other, and they seem to be moving stealthily.
If Shirase is so confident about her plan, I have no choice but to leave it to her.
I can’t ask Shirase about this matter. There is nothing else to do but to throw it all to Shirase.
Time passed, and it was afternoon.
The living room was filled with a gloomy atmosphere.
[The four-colored goddesses], the pride of Tenkain Academy, were all gathered in the living room. At first glance, the scene is so glamorous that one could almost mistake it for the dressing room of an idol group.
It really is a misunderstanding.
There is no conversation between the goddesses. They don’t look at each other, they don’t greet each other. They simply sit next to each other with blank expressions on their faces.
It was supposed to be such a grim occasion, and yet Kanon was so excited by the gathering of the goddesses. She seemed restless from a moment ago. Yakumo-kun, who is sitting next to her, seems to be unable to hide his nervousness at the sight of all the goddesses, and his presence has disappeared since a few minutes ago.
“…… Now, Kanon-chan, I’m going to ask you a question. May I ask why this is happening?”
It was Akazawa who opened her mouth when everyone was present.
It sounded cool, but the tone of her voice sounded like she was already completely piqued.
Akazawa probably didn’t know that another goddess was coming until the day before yesterday, and it would be reasonable for her to complain about the situation. And at the time she was invited, I’m sure she didn’t know there were other participants.
“I also want to ask. What is the purpose of this gathering?”
Aoyama joined in the conversation.
Aoyama, who had suddenly decided to participate, seemed more puzzled than angry at the situation.
Kuromine was silent.
Kuromine, who says she was invited by chance while shopping, has been glancing around since a few minutes ago.
“Yes. Shirase-senpai will explain about that.”
When Kanon said this, all eyes were on Shirase.
This gathering started when Kanon invited Akazawa to her house, and when she heard that the goddesses would be gathering there, she asked Shirase to play the role of host.
I don’t know the circumstances, so I decided to wait and see what would happen.
“First of all, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to join us.”
After bowing politely.
“I have been lamenting the disagreement between the goddesses for some time. I think it is good for those who live in the same academy to join hands and get along well with each other. That is why I have prepared a dinner party for you today. I asked Kanon-san to help me with this.”
And so on and so forth.
In a sense, this was a convincing reason for gathering the goddesses. I don’t know if they actually want to do that.
“We planned to cook and eat a meal together in order to deepen our friendship. But I don’t think it would be possible for us to suddenly join hands with each other. So, let’s have a cooking showdown.”
Shirase dropped a bomb.
The color of the goddesses’ faces changed at her words.
“We are often compared to each other. It can be appearance, athletic ability, academic ability, and so on. However, I think the standard of female power is cooking. Today, men also stand in the kitchen, but even so, there will be occasions in the future when we serve our husbands home-cooked meals.”
…… Is this the plan?
I can still understand that she wants to cook together because she wants to get to know each other, but what is she going to do by making it a showdown format?
As I was thinking about this, all the other goddesses except Shirase glanced at me. I don’t know what their intention was, but the phrase ” they are attracted to you” that Shirase had told me made me strangely nervous.
“Fuun, a cooking duel. I don’t mind.”
“I’m going to cook?”
The three of them showed three different reactions.
Akazawa is very good at it and is just waiting for it.
Aoyama looks withdrawn.
“The judges are these three.”
The judges are me, Kanon and Yakumo-kun, who are not Gods.
Yakumo-kun and Kanon were smiling. Well, they must be excited to have the school’s goddesses cooking for them.
Thus, a cooking showdown by the goddesses began in a hurry.