Chapter 23: Relentless Madness
“Do you have a student named Kokonoe!? I’m sorry, but I need him right now!” (Tojo)
He ran into the principal’s office with a desperate look on his face. He was in such a hurry that even I could see it.
“To, Tojo-sensei? How can I help you?” (Principal)
“That student! His name is Kokonoe. I contacted you the other day about him. What is he doing right now!? (Tojo)
I was shocked by the sudden visit, but I had to deal with it. The principal, Yoshinaga, was in charge of this school. The desperate visitor was an alumnus of the school and a member of the prefectural assembly. Hideomi Tojo is known for his enthusiasm for education. He was not a person who would tolerate careless attitudes..
“He’s currently under house arrest.” (Principal)
“Lift his house arrest and get him here right now!” (Tojo)
“What is the meaning of this? It was under Tojo-sensei’s orders—–” (Principle)
“I never gave any orders! I was simply asked why there were students like this!” (Tojo)
It was a politician’s way of defending himself, leaving at least a way out so that he would not be held accountable. But in spite of that, his appearance was something else. What in the world happened to this man?
“If I don’t do something, I’m very, very screwed.” (Tojo)
“Erika, Erika Tojo, we need to talk!” (Keido)
The voice of the student council president echoed through class 3-D. It was the time when the afternoon classes were about to start, but that didn’t matter in this situation. As her classmates were taken aback, a puzzled Erika Tojo stepped forward.
“What’s the matter, Mutsuki?” (Erika)
“Erika, you were the one who started the rumor about Yukito Kokonoe right?” (Keido)
“—-! I know nothing.” (Erika)
“Don’t lie to me! I can’t think of anyone who’d do this other than you. Why did you do that!” (Keido)
As she glared back at Keido, who was closing in on her, Erika Tojo raised her voice.
“What’s wrong with you, Mutsuki? You’re still held by the clutches of that man, aren’t you? Don’t worry. I’m sure I can save you!” (Erika)
A dry slapping sound echoed through the classroom. Keido slapped Tojo’s face.
“Don’t be ridiculous! He didn’t do any of that! Why are you trying to hurt him!” (Keido)
“You’re the one who’s crazy, Mutsuki! You were never that kind of woman!” (Erika)
“Don’t tell me who I am! I’m the one who made him—-” (Keido)
“What the—-!” (Erika)
This is the first time Tojo has seen Keido so distraught. Something is obviously wrong. Her anger swelled at the man, Yukito Kokonoe, for turning Keido into this. Just then, a visitor arrives again. This time—
“Erika Tojo, your father is in the principal’s office! Hurry up and come with me!” (Sensei)
“Fujishiro sensei? Why is my father here?” (Erika)
“We’ll talk later. On the side note. Keido, you’re coming too!” (Sensei)
As the three of them ran off, their classmates could do nothing but stare at them.
[Hideomi Tojo PoV]
Hideomi Tojo has been a prefectural councilor for three terms of 12 years. He had been thinking of moving into national politics. One day, his daughter came to him with a rare request. Hidetomi was very fond of his only daughter, Erika. When he heard about Erika’s story, Hideomi was furious. He could not bear the thought of such a vile student attending the same high school as his daughter.
Besides, Shoyo High School was his alumnus as well. What the man was doing was undoubtedly a crime. It was more than just unbecoming of his alumnus. Hideomi picked up the phone. If he had spent even a small amount of effort to verify Erika’s story at that time, things might have been different. But it was too late.
A few days later, Hideomi received a phone call from an executive of the prefectural federation. The news was something he had never heard before. The party’s official recognition was cancelled. It was an impossible situation. Hideomi had been approved by the ruling party. He was one of the ruling party members who held a majority in the prefectural assembly. The revocation of the party’s official recognition means that he’d no longer be able to obtain the cooperation of the organization in future elections. It meant that he would be working as an independent. Naturally, any attempts to switch to national politics would go nowhere.
There was no way he could accept it! There must be some sort of mistake! Hideomi was furious, but a curt reply came back. It was an order from Rishu Himiyama, he said. Rishu Himiyama. It was the name of a big-name politician who had served eight terms as a member of the National Assembly, and had also served as Vice Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Vice Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, and Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare. He has already retired from national politics, but his hidden influence has not waned in the slightest.
I don’t understand. It is no wonder that, for Hidetomi, who is aiming to become a national politician, Rishu Himiyama is a figure above the clouds. He had never had a conversation with him or even met him before, so there was no way he could have known him. Why would he ask me to revoke my official recognition?
However, there was one thing I knew. If Rishu Himiyama took notice of me, it would help my political career tremendously. On the other hand, if Rishu Himyama disliked him, then there was no future for him.
To his dismay, Hideomi received another phone call. It was Haruhiko Himiyama. He is a career bureaucrat working for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Haruhiko tells him in a cold voice. When Hideomi learned what had happened, he turned completely pale. No, no, no!
It was no longer a matter of moving into national politics. This was no time to be dreaming. On the contrary, if I didn’t solve this problem right now, there would be no future for me. If I don’t solve this now, I’m doomed!
Hideomi instructed his secretary to cancel all his plans and hurried to his old school. It was foolish. It was stupid. He thought the problem was insignificant… He neglected to check the facts. That meant that Hideomi Tojo lacked the qualities of a politician. It was an inexcusable blunder.
I didn’t think that student had any connection to Himiyama!
He had framed an innocent student. It was not even in his imagination that the student had connections to Himiyama. Regretting his own stupidity in failing to check the facts, Hideomi was in a panic.
About 30 minutes by train, I arrived at my destination. It was during the time when students were going to school, which was natural as I was under house arrest. A strange sense of immorality arose in me… I was a delinquent, going around in plain clothes at this time of the day. I might as well call myself a Yankee. I think it’s more like the Yankee form of Yukito Kokonoe. But I don’t have a nail bat or a wooden sword… Why people buy wooden swords on school trips is an eternal mystery to me.
But the purpose of the trip is not to beat up other schools. It was a journey of self-discovery. It’s one of the mental disorders that conscious young people tend to fall into, but in my case, it’s really a journey of self-discovery, so I don’t want you to equate me with the actually conscious young people. I’m Yukito Kokonoe, a man who doesn’t suddenly go to India and wakes up to a new identity. I have doubts about myself. I need to find out the reason, the cause. If that happens, there is only one place to come.
“General Hospital. The appointment was at 11:30, right?” (Yuki)
So far, nothing has bothered me. I didn’t care about anything. I don’t even get hurt anymore. My mental state is as shock-absorbent as alpha gel. No matter what anyone said or did to me, I won’t get hurt. So it doesn’t matter. I don’t care about myself or others. No one cares about me anyway, just like I don’t care about them. That’s fine. It will all go away. That’s how I’ve always abandoned everything.
But I’ve come to think that maybe that’s not true. Lately, all I’ve been seeing is someone’s crying face. I wondered why they were crying. What makes them so sad? Why? I had reached the point where I could no longer pretend that I didn’t know, or that I didn’t see. I was the sole cause of it. I was the one who made them cry. That’s all I know. I don’t care if they hurt me. But I don’t want to hurt anyone else. I don’t want them to cry. I don’t want to see that kind of face anymore.
I’m sure I can’t go on like this. If something doesn’t change in me, I’ll keep doing the same things over and over again. I’ll keep making someone cry. I don’t know what kind of feeling this is, or what to call it. I really don’t know but maybe I don’t like the way things are right now.
What was the point of my sister kissing me? What was Suzurikawa trying to prove? What did Kamishiro want to do by becoming a manager? I probably know what these feelings, directed at me, are. I just don’t understand them. How long have they been there? Why did it happen? That’s what I need to know.
There was a vague answer that emerged in my mind. But it’s still vague. I’m here now to corroborate it. I’m in a hospital. I should turn off my phone. I turned it off without a second thought and started walking to my destination.
“—–No way… Then what about me!?” (???)
“I can’t get in touch with Yukito! Where is he?” (???)
“Please, find a way to contact him!” (Tojo)
The principal’s office was in chaos. Sayuri Fujishiro, the homeroom teacher, and Yuri were also gathered here. Just a few minutes ago, there had been a call from Haruhiko Himiyama here as well. It was the same kind of thing that Hideomi had received, but the problem had grown exponentially and was no longer contained within the school. It was a conflagration. Even the principal, Yoshinaga, would not be able to escape punishment.
When Erika heard the whole situation from Mutsuki, she broke down in tears. Her father, Hideomi, was also in a lifeless state. Erika, who had tried to trap an innocent person, would also have to be punished… Yukito Kokonoe has been suspended from school and placed under house arrest for no fault of his own. He was only involved in this ridiculous commotion caused by the Tojo family. Depending on what happened, he could be expelled from school at worst.
And once that happened, the person who had the right to control the lives of all of them, including Erika, Hideomi, and the principal, Yoshinaga, was none other than one of the students, Yukito Kokonoe. At the very least, Hideomi Tojo would have no future unless Yukito Kokonoe helped him get to Mount Himiyama. He might even be stripped of his current position right away.
“Erika, what you did is unforgivable. But if it’s for my sake, then I guess I’m just as guilty as you. It’s my fault that I didn’t give any explanation to the people around me because of that sensitive issue. In the worst case scenario, I will leave the school with you. (Keido)
“I’m sorry, Mutsuki! It’s my fault! There is no need for you to leave!” (Erika)
Yuri gives the two of them a cold look. Her anger is growing. Just when she thought things were going in the right direction, this disaster happened. It’s always this kind of thing that comes at her, as if some sick person had plotted everything. And every time it happened, a part of Yukito Kokonoe broke. And he had reached his limit. Just when she thought that her brother had opened his heart to her, even if it was only for a little bit, she couldn’t bear the thought that he would break again, or that he would treat her like a stranger once again.
“I want them both expelled! I don’t want anyone around that boy who wants to hurt him!” (Yuri)
“Yuri… I’m sorry…” (Keido)
The air got tense. There is nothing we can do… The only one who could get this situation under control was not here—-.
“Yo~tsu, how y’all doing?” (Yuki)
The man who holds the right of life and death is in this place, Yukito Kokonoe, appeared by the door with a speech that really didn’t suit him, and with the air of a businessman who just dropped by a pub.
“It’s judgement time~” (Yuki)
With a phrase unlike him…
35 comments »
FonoficoMay 19, 2021 at 12:37 am
Thanks for the chapter!
Wow, I can’t stop laughing
KazutoMay 19, 2021 at 12:57 am
dang i cant imagine what situation if he didnt told the m**f….
some mobMay 19, 2021 at 1:49 am
There is no evidence to prove him guilty, he didn’t do anything in the first place, so Keido would have make Erica spit the truth, even if she had to use force for it(since she is musclebrain), i suppose that should have been enough to lift Yukito’s temporary suspension though Erica would have been punished either way by the school and her father. So i believe it would have happened like how it’s happening in the chapter except that Erica’s father and the principal(the school administration too i think?) wouldn’t be in this despairing situation…..at least not now, since Yukito would have tell Himiyama-san either way if asked….and the hammer will fall at that time(i mean a student was nearly punished by a crime he never committed by the stupid whims of the Toujo(Tojo) family anyone in the education business and with ethics wouldn’t let something like that unpunished).
-BobMay 21, 2021 at 6:35 am
While the situation for Erica and the principal could be easily changed, Erica’s father is already screwed. His planned career in politics, and his re-election are now toast. Also, his effectiveness between now and the next election is going to be close to zero. Unless Yuki takes some specific actions to get the Himiyamas to reverse their actions, the father has no career.
Zean *May 20, 2021 at 5:38 am
Hahaha i hate that girl erica tojo, dia pantas mendapatkan nya
some mobMay 19, 2021 at 1:01 am
……………………..Karma really is a b***h……..well, that Toujo old man……..really? Without even investigating the facts? The author is absolutely right, that guy doesn’t deserve to be a politician………..it hurts that there are people like that and posses big posts(justice, politics, etc) in the real world…….
Alright, Yukito has become his soul-searching journey, and turned off his cellphone to the mental torture of the Toujo’s and the principal(they deserve it though), and his first step it’s a hospital……..honestly, i really felt a chill when i read that part, due to Yukito could have gone for either of these reasons:
-He went there to have his brain checked since he suffered an injury to the head years ago he maybe thinks that is the thing screwing him…although that is not the only reason…..in fact we still don’t know if that injury has repercussions in his behaviour(it hasn’t been explained yet).
-He went to see if he is really related by blood to his mother, sister and aunt………i truly hope he didn’t went there for that reason…..and if he went and got and a negative result(due to a mistake of the hospital employee(female given the awesome bad luck Yukito has with women), although those kind of exams take time so he wouldn’t know in that very day) or a false negative………….i can already see the tears and sadness oveflowing.(…….but i honestly don’t think he went for that kind of reason)
-He went to ask the doctors about the day he was born……i think this is one is the most probable.I’m not sure what he hopes to gain from knowing…..
Well, it can be for an enterely different reason.
Nevertheless i don’t understand why he went back to school and especifically the principal office…maybe he was told to go there when he reach the school by someone.
What i understand is that next chapter is going to be on fire with 87% of all of Yukito’s harem(for the lack of a better word) to be holding their heads over what to do to help him……..god damn it!!!!! I wish to be able to read japanes or have money to sponsor the next chapter!!!!!!! The wait is really going to kill me……
DisMay 19, 2021 at 1:38 am
My guy just went full monokuma
Heimlich ManureMay 19, 2021 at 2:24 am
I’m not even mad at the cro magnons who did this. Like Mr. T says “I pity you fool”
EnkirosMay 19, 2021 at 2:38 am
Hide SenseiMay 19, 2021 at 3:51 am
Hi, I’d like to ask your permission sharing your project to our community by using our language, Indonesian,, is that okay for you?
SoafpMay 19, 2021 at 10:44 am
As long you give credits I have no problem
sense-sanMay 19, 2021 at 4:29 am
I feel that he is both blessed and cursed with misfortune as he somehow creates curses for himself and a bunch of them for others.
Alucard90May 19, 2021 at 7:35 am
“His Judgement cometh and that right soon”
insenstive mcMay 19, 2021 at 7:49 am
Thanks for the chapter.
As usual it’s an amazing development, I always love how an incomplete MC tried to comunicate what he had in mind.
Outdated memeMay 19, 2021 at 8:07 am
“It’s always this kind of thing that comes at her, as if some sick person had plotted everything.”
I think Yuri is making a dig at the author.
quanghuy1200May 19, 2021 at 9:47 am
LOL i love that “its judgment time” line
CaneléMay 19, 2021 at 4:25 pm
Bruh… That old man has the gall to call the one he hurt like wth?
They should rather get the worst end really. Broken or not they implicated an innocent person because they have power… They old man should never be a politician with that mindset
Hobo With A ShotgunMay 19, 2021 at 9:30 pm
Shamelessly weaseling out of responsibility, thoughtlessly using his power for personal reasons, vilifying innocent people. I dunno, it sounds pretty bog-standard for politicians to me. The only thing that’s missing is a sex sandal.
Seiichi YotsubaMay 20, 2021 at 7:50 am
Hobo with a shotgun, maybe remember that there was a fake sex scandal with the childhood friend hjere
yggdrasilMay 19, 2021 at 5:54 pm
The chapter being titled relentless madness makes complete sense and pretty much sums up what is it based on.
So the b***h erika finally knows her mistake and joins the trauma harem too , keido …….I don’t know how is the school balanced while having a stupid president as her. Yuri’s efforts are commendable as of late but the part she played in the process of destroying Yuki totally nullifies it.
Yuki is going to a hospital without even knowing why pretty much sums up his dire mental state , something NO 15 year old should have, makes me all riled up about all the ladies in this series.
Earlier in the series , his mental health was not something that he seemed conscious of but as of late,it seems he is becoming more conscious about him and it’s DESTROYING HIM INTERNALLY EVEN MORE, guess momma, onee chan and osananajimi hugging him didnt help but made it worse, the boy seriously needs a psychiatrist and a change of environment , the part just before the erika pov where he says that there his no one at his side and his belief that its alll his fault was tough to read ngl , having those kinda thoughts is expected when your mental health is weak but blaming it on yourself ….. I think enough girls have been shown torturing him and now the author should prolly stop adding any new girls who torment and destroy him internally cuz it will become cliche and seeing him suffer with more girls will make it painful to read, but i wouldnt be surprised if he does so,again,not that i’d want that.
Many thanks to the translator for translating this.
yggdrasilMay 19, 2021 at 6:18 pm
So, the title of the chapter “relentless madness” pretty much summed up the chapter& what we wud see in 2 words ,and what yuki showed here was indeed RELENTLESS MADNESS.
So, finally erika b***h gets to know what she did like she had to and joins the harem of trauma girls-who make stupid claims about trying to do something for yuki but only hurt him in the process. I am really shocked about how the student body is stable while having such an idiotic president in charge of them , won’t be surprised in the future if their is instability ,not like i would want that.
All the three , the momma ,the onee chan and the osananjimi hugging and crying while trying to apologize to him has totally backfired because , yuki was not so conscious about his weak mental health in the beginning of the series but ever since these ladies have started getting all chummy with him he is becoming more conscious about it and this broke him more…so much for trying to help him….
Yuki…. the fact that he is going to a hospital sub-consciously while also saying that it his fault for existing and creating all this mess (which of course, is not his fault) is a very sad thing and shows his dire mental state which NO 15 YEAR OLD DESERVES TO HAVE …… What’s even more sad is that he doesn’t even have who he could talk to, the one person who could have been his friend is a b*****d who just simps for a girl in the trauma harem and goddess senpai has been shown very less.
Hope that author doesn’t make this “appearance of new girl who also destroys him”- cliché , it won’t help…..
Many Thanks to the translator/translating group for the translation👍
RKADE 14August 18, 2021 at 4:43 pm
I didn’t look at the title (Just realized I read all of it but the title) and I can confirm that relentless madness fits this chapter to a T.
bananaMay 20, 2021 at 8:40 am
FRASH 18May 20, 2021 at 6:51 pm
Thought i was gonna have to wait a month for v3 to start translating and i come back to see it was only on break for 1 week and 3 chps are out already lol
Rascal D DegenerateMay 21, 2021 at 2:20 am
Thanks for the chapter~
-BobMay 21, 2021 at 6:57 am
“I want them both expelled! I don’t want anyone around that boy who wants to hurt him!” (Yuri)
shows just how vindictive Yuri can be when it comes to protecting Yuki. Remember, Japan has a culture of “saving face”. Blunt sentences like Yuri’s would be shocking coming from a student to the teachers, the principal and a Board of Education member. She doesn’t care. This shows once again that Yuri will do anything she can for Yuki.
Also, even if Yuki and Hiragi (aka Tonagi) are now talking to one another again, Yuri still hates Hiragi for what she did to Yuki.
DeividJune 5, 2021 at 3:56 am
Following the work here in Brazil, and I have to say how amazing it is!!!
AndikaJune 19, 2021 at 1:32 pm
This novel bring me to madness, lads to be honest, I hate this novel to its core but I can’t stop know why? Because there’s no a good novel now days and it’s torturing.
Even though I already knew what’s going to happen with this bull crap I still stick to it lol….. Also, any grown up here who think the way our protagonist thinking is too overreacting
ExfernalJuly 30, 2021 at 11:24 am
There are no brakes on the trauma train. You just can’t turn your eyes away from a trainwreck in slow motion, right?
RKADE 14August 18, 2021 at 4:40 pm
The answer is no, no you cannot, you will stare at it from point A to point B.
RKADE 14August 18, 2021 at 4:39 pm
Something always happens whenever he’s away from his phone.
Turn off phone = Bad omen.
徵羅July 9, 2022 at 11:13 pm
lmfao mc be like he didnt even give a s**t about his suspension, but then again given mc those two will be just fine. not like mc knows what revenge is tbw so kek
AkireiNovember 21, 2022 at 2:25 pm
What do I do? I like Soma-senpai, she is a cute senpai who is fun to tease. But Himiyama-san is a sexy mature woman who has a powerful family and maternal love, which makes her a fine heroine. I can’t choose, can I request a harem?
HealerDecember 7, 2022 at 10:01 am
Judgement time baby let’s goooooooo, ah i really forgot why yukito go the hospital but hey i hope it works for him
JeezzzDecember 28, 2022 at 1:40 am
ITS A JOKER TIME HUAHAHAHAHAA ANJING LAH WKWKWKK