The sky was clear.
I was walking alone on my way to school.
“How can he come to school?”
“I don’t even want to look at him.”
“Don’t come near him, or he’ll r*pe you.”
“Stop it, he’s really going to do it.”
Whenever I approached the front of the school and the number of students began to increase, I was always slandered. The fact that they never get bored even after a year has passed is …… conversely too much free time for me to envy them.
I kept walking in silence.
I’m used to being talked about behind my back by now,…… and there’s no damage to my heart.
However, when I was about to pass the school gate, I came across someone.
“…… you …… are very late today, I see.”
I’ve had a lot of bad luck since this morning.
I’ve met another person I hate.
The student body president, Ruiko Himekawa. She is a senior in high school.
She’s a slender woman with a model figure,……, but inside she’s no better than trash who doesn’t listen to what others have to say.
[Don’t show your face from tomorrow! You make me feel deeply uncomfortable when I see you!]
When I was a freshman in high school, I ran for student council secretary on her strong recommendation. She had known me since junior high school and trusted me, so she half-heartedly pushed me to be elected to the student council.
In fact, I think I have contributed to the work of the board quite a bit, but after that incident, I was kicked out of the student council.
She asked me not to come back tomorrow, and the people around the student body president agreed with her.
She is not my family, and we are in different grades, so we rarely see each other. It has been about three months since I saw her today.
I hope she will graduate soon, but it is July and there is a long way to go.
“Not even a hello.”
“……,Haa…. that’s enough.”
(You didn’t even say it yourself.)
I was just trying to get a good look at her.
The other members of the student council are also around.
They were all staring at me, but I didn’t have to deal with them.
I headed for the shoe box.
I felt the creepy stare of the student body president from behind me, but of course I didn’t look back.
Upon arriving at the shoe rack, I tried to change my shoes into my slippers, but…
A large number of pushpins came out from my shoes.
“Of course I would notice them if you put them in there”
I gathered up the pins, put them in the shoe of the person I was sure was the culprit, and headed straight to the classroom.
“—Ah! Ryosuke! Good morning!”
“Aah, good morning, Mai.”
“I had a committee meeting today, sorry about that?”
“No problem. Don’t worry about it.”
The girl who came running to me was a classmate and childhood friend.
Her name is Mai Nakazato and her house is right next to mine.
Today she had a committee activity, so our school times didn’t coincide, but we usually go to and from school together.
She is one of the few people, along with my mother, who believed in me. I am not lonely at school because she was there for me. …… She is my benefactor, along with my mom.
She has short chestnut hair and a beautiful figure.
Her breasts are not too big, not too small, but well balanced.
She is a cheerful and kind woman who blows away the doldrums just by approaching me. She has a cute appearance with calm eyes. She may be plain looking, but she shines brighter than anyone else.
[I really didn’t do it. ……]
[Of course you didn’t! I know for sure that Ryosuke would never do such a terrible thing! And yet everyone in the class and Ryosuke’s family is crazy!]
I was really happy just after my family refused to believe me.
My mom was away on a business trip at the time, so it was Mai who trusted me first.
….To be honest, we had only been close childhood friends until then, but now she has become an important person whom I can trust with all my heart.
I love Mom as a family member and Mai as a woman.
“Late night, huh?”
“I overslept, overslept!”
“You’re so stupid.”
“You talk too much.”
In front of Mai, my tone of voice changes, and I tend to take a gentle tone.
I’m really glad she’s in my class.
“No, it’s nothing.”
—-I removed the pins scattered on my chair so that Mai would not notice them.
(Don’t be childish, Mai will be sad when she finds out.)
I spent some quality time with Mai without touching the matter.
I was reading a book and ignoring the troublesome woman who got involved at the end of homeroom.
“Don’t you dare ignore me!”
I didn’t even react when she hits……my desk because I don’t like her.
The other party is a blonde yankee woman with long hair. Fumika Kirishima. We are classmates and the same age. I thought she had good style. ─ I’m not interested in her, though.
We met at the entrance ceremony of this high school and hit it off.
We didn’t meet very long, but we had the same hobbies, we liked the same artists, we liked the same celebrities, and in any case, she was a woman with whom I got along with in some way.
She was the one I genuinely enjoyed playing with the most, and Kirishima herself said the same thing.
[You little….You are a scumbag!]
And yet she hit me saying that.
I didn’t do anything because I was mentally exhausted at the time, but if she did the same thing to me now, I’d hit her back, you trashy b*tch.
By the way, this is the person who put the pins in my shoes.
She seems to be upset because I returned the tacks to her. ……
The yankee woman kept yelling at me, but I kept ignoring her.
She got tired of it, turned bright red, and grabbed me by the chest.
“Don’t get carried away!”
I clenched my fists to fight back if she hits me.
However, Mai came over to intervene before she could hit me.
The yankee woman glared at Mai and walked away.
Thank goodness Mai came.
“Haa~ ……, are you okay ……?”
“I’m okay, I’m okay ……, rather are you okay?”
“….. O-of course I am!’
She must have been scared. …… Mai is trembling.
I remember that Kirishima had never hit me since the first time she did so.
It’s called wild intuition,……, and thanks to it, self-defense doesn’t apply, so she can”t touch me.
“It was scary, wasn’t it~ Good girl”
“Don’t pet my head!”
I quieted Mai until class started.
I felt the piercing stares of my classmates from around me.
But I don’t care how they look at me now, and Mai doesn’t seem to be bothered by it at all.
I have been under so many eyes over the past year that I don’t care if they look at me.
Of course, Fumika Kirishima was included in this group, but that didn’t matter.
[…… Don’t touch me! You’re filthy!]
I remember the words said to me by the woman who was my younger sister.
After this, Nagisa started to disinfect her hands that I touched,…… and this incident was the most painful of all.
And I also know that I’m really screwed now.
[I wish you were gone. ……]
These were the words from my sister.
When I really ran away from home in shock, she didn’t even look for me.
And it was my mother who found me.
The only people who looked for me were my mother, Mai ……, and Mai’s parents.
Mai’s parents are kind …… and believe in me.
[Why are you looking for me when I’m a stranger’s child?]
[I’ve been watching you since you were very young. So I believe that Ryosuke would never assault a woman.]
[That’s right. If you have trouble staying at home, you can be my child. I’m sure Mai will be happy to see you.]
They are 10 years older than my parents, and both of them have recently been lamenting the fact that they will soon be 50 years old. If it weren’t for my mother, I would have seriously considered becoming their son.
I love this couple.
When I returned home, my sister and older sister were waiting for me at the door. I had a glimmer of hope that maybe they were worried about me, but…
[I’m so embarrassed to have a brother like you.]
[B-Big brother,…… I wished you never came back.]
[…….I see, I’m sorry about that.]
At this moment, I gave up everything.
“Let’s go home, Ryosuke!”
After school, I’m walking home with Mai as usual.
“Ah, President! Goodbye!”
Mai’s greeting was returned by the president of the committee, a woman who looked disgusted.
Because of me, Mai is being treated like a tumor.
It’s not that she’s being slandered like I am, no one likes to be in contact with Mai.
I was sorry that I had dragged her into this.
But I can’t help but tell her to stay out of my life. …… I just can’t let go of Mai.
I felt so ashamed of myself.