[Hinagi’s ex side]
“An Cultural Festival?” (Toshiya )
“Come to think of it, I’ve never been to another school’s festival.” (Kano)
“Let’s go together, senpai. I got an invitation ticket from an acquaintance who went to Shoyo.” (Takashi)
In the sweltering heat, he frowned and wiped the sweat off his face with a towel. While changing in the club room, Toshiya Yoshikawa receives what he calls an invitation ticket from Takashi Imamura, a junior a year below him.
He takes a serious look at it, but there is no information that he can read. He hands it to Kano, his neighbor. He wonders what he should do, but he has no particular plans. It might be interesting to participate.
Yoshikawa, Kano, and Imamura, a freshman on the soccer team, often hung out together. They finished the practice in moderation and got ready to go home.
“—-I’m pretty sure that’s what floundering is. Something about a goddess.” (Toshiya)
“Goddess? What are you talking about, Toshiya?” (Kano)
“I don’t know much about it myself, but I’ve heard some rumors.” (Toshiya)
“I heard there is also a saint these days. I know it sounds pretty silly, but wouldn’t you like to see it?” (Kano)
He would be lying if he said he doesn’t care if there is such a beautiful woman in his life. He is getting tired of the girl he is dating now. It would be interesting to try for the next one. Thinking of that, Takashi remembered and asked Toshiya.
“You’re not going with your girlfriend?” (Takashi)
“We broke up a long time ago. She’s boring.” (Toshiya)
“How terrible. Didn’t you steal her away when she had a boyfriend?” (Takashi)
“That’s not true! Don’t talk nonsense. That pathetic guy didn’t even confess his feelings for her, let alone go out with her. Once I pushed hard, she gave up on him easily, and that’s when I got tired of her. It was like, ‘Thanks for the food. Well, I got all my firsts, so I’m going to return them.” (Toshiya)
Takashi laughed it off without a hint of apology. The woman he had been dating until the other day had a partner she was in love with. From the outside looking in, the two were very much in love, but the other was reluctant to confess his feelings, while Takashi was aggressive and forceful. It did not take long for the woman’s balance to shift.
He didn’t forcibly take the person he was dating. If this were plunder, the woman might have been rewarded accordingly, but the woman was simply dominated by Takashi of her own volition.
The woman may have regretted being dumped by Takashi, but he had no reason to hold a grudge from her or from her intended partner. All he had to do was to get on with it.
No matter how many beautiful things they say about love and romance, that’s all there is to it. Pure love and pure affection are nothing more than illusions. Toshiya understood very well that people are nothing more than that, who easily betray even their beloved whom they have married.
If you want to hold a woman without regret, just ask a woman who is trying to sell her body. There are plenty of them on the streets. No matter how you try to fix it up, it is undeniably real.
“Oh, that’s right. I’ll send you a picture.” (Takashi)
Takashi sends him a picture and video of a naked woman. It’s a good one. From Toshiya’s point of view, she seems like a waste of a woman who could be played with more if she was prepared for it, but obsession is dangerous. It will destroy him one day. If he gets tired of playing with her, that’s the end of it. If he goes any further, he runs the risk of getting burned.
Suddenly, a face came to mind. An infuriating and repulsive woman. His ex-girlfriend of only a few weeks in junior high school.
In the end, she remained inedible. The wound that had once been made into a virtual reality still remained as a thorn in Toshiya’s side. When he met with Suzurikawa again after a long time, he found that she had turned out to be a very delicious and nice woman. At least in appearance.
“Speaking of which, senpai, what are you going to do about your true love?” (Takashi)
“I wonder what I should do.” (Toshiya)
“She seems to have a boyfriend at least.” (Takashi)
“She’s a b*tch, but she’s got a personality, you know?” (Toshiya)
“I don’t give a damn about her personality as long as I can get laid.” (Takashi)
“Don’t say that so casually.” (Toshiya)
While stunned by the junior’s words, there is no doubt that this is Toshiya’s true love. He also knows that this is an obsession that he has just denied. After having him fall in love with her and devouring her, would it make him feel better if he were to reject her harshly in retaliation? Would it make him feel better?
It was not going to be easy since she had hostile intentions toward him, but then again, human beings can fall unexpectedly easily when their mentality is weak. As far as he could see, there seemed to be plenty of openings.
With this in mind, he looks over the images that were sent to him. He will not upload them to the Internet. It might be possible to use the images and videos as a shield to blackmail her, but if she reopens the situation and is tipped off, she will be out in a single blow. If evidence of the threats is seized, it could be a weakness in the opposite direction.
This kind of thing is only to be shared among friends. There is no desire to take any risks. Everything has been going well. It has been and will continue to be.
“Oh, by the way, don’t ever make a scene. I heard that if he got eyes on you, he will hurt you. I wonder what it about?” (Takashi)
“What is he, a watch dog?” (Toshiya)
“I wonder. But nowadays, bragging about fights is just a joke. It’s just like being an anachronistic idiot.” (Takashi)
“Well, there was one when I was in middle school. I had a cocky underclassman–……” (Toshiya)
“What’s wrong, senpai?” (Takashi)
‘No,……, it’s nothing.” (Toshiya)
Toshiya slurred his words. It’s not something he should recall. Toshiya was a third-year student at the time, but after he got involved with a first-year student who pissed him off, he stopped talking about that first-year student the next day. He avoided even eye contact. There were many speculations that he had been beaten back or threatened, but the truth remains in the dark.
It’s a memory from junior high school that should be forgotten at all costs. He was a lowly underclassman who was just as much a rogue as that abominable Hinagi. Toshiya thoroughly avoided him, and so did everyone around him.
Shaking his head to expel the nightmare, Toshiya switched his mind.
“Then, let’s go and score.” (Toshiya)
[Good luck, Fujishiro-sensei, please keep up the good work.]
Despite the interminable broadcast department’s actual situation, Sayuri-sensei is a dead ringer.
“I don’t want to wear a maid’s uniformmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!” (Sayuri)
Dodododododododo, Sayuri-sensei is in a furious pursuit in the teachers’ relay. This should be my way of rewarding the teacher for her hard work.
“Oooooh! Sensei is giving it her all! This is what I can expect from you. In return, I’ll make you a mini-skirted maid instead of just a maid’s uniform.” (Yuki)
“You’re an ogre, you know that?” (Sayuri)
Hinagi-chan turned her jittery eyes toward me. I must ask Sayuri-sensei to recite the death spell, moe moe kyun ♡, which was chanted in the ancient capital of Akihabara, a sacred place that was once prosperous 20 years ago but has now been destroyed and disintegrated.
“I don’t like the maid uniform eitheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer.” (Sanjoji)
Sanjoji-sensei was also running as fast as she could with her preggo butt. But sadly, it was too late. But I suppose I should reward the teacher’s efforts with this one, even if it was me.
“Oooooh! Sensei is doing his best too! This is what I can expect from you. As a reward, I’ll make you wear a bodycon dress instead of a maid’s uniform for the beauty contest.”(Yuki)
“That’s why you’re an ogre!” (Sanjoji)
Hinagi-chan turned her jittery eyes toward me. Since Sanjoji-sensei cried so much and didn’t want to do it, I cancelled her participation in the opening act of the beauty contest in a maid’s outfit. Aren’t I being nice?
Instead, I must ask her to wave a shaking fan, a festival of death that was danced at the sacred place of disco, a stage of the past that flourished 30 years ago but has now been destroyed and collapsed.
“I heard that Sanjoji-sensei has a bodycon. When I asked Sanjoji Sensei to tell me about her black history, she told me that she had been to a disco only once, invited by a friend. She said she didn’t get into the mood for it and never went back. It’s just like the Showa generation, isn’t it? (Yuki)
“Stop being so rude to everyone.” (Hinagi)
For some reason, she got angry with me.
“By the way, is there anything you’d like to try on? I can make almost anything now.” (Yuki)
“Eh, me?” (Hinagi)
Hmmm, Hinagi ponders. For some reason, the fresh and handsome sister has been helping me to make costumes, and I have also been working with the Iwakura Mission to make maid outfits to wear at the school festival. My sewing skills continue to rise. Call me Sewing Machine Master Yukito Kokonoe. He can already make most of the clothes.
“Oh, the cheerleading outfit she was wearing earlier was cute, wasn’t it?” (Hinagi)
“Cheerleading, huh?” (Yuki)
Compared to the maid outfits with lots of frills and intricate cosplay costumes, a cheerleading outfit would be much easier to make. So I came up with a great idea.
“Wait a minute? I see, since it’s a party, if you’re going to wear a cheerleading costume, it should be a big deal—-” (Yuki)
“Wait, wait! What are you thinking, Yukito!? I’m not going to wear it. And what party?! Answer me. Hey!?” (Hinagi)
She is shaking me like a rock, but don’t worry, I’m not going to let that stop me. After the school festival is over, it’s almost time for me to do my thing. I’ll make sure everything goes well.
Why not get cooperation from Shiori, the president, and the goddess senpai, not just Hinagi? Let’s make the teachers wear them too. It’ll be more colorful and everyone will be more motivated. Natsume should also be willing to help. I smirked, expressionless but cynical.
“Don’t worry. Leave everything to me, and there will be no problems.” (Yuki)
“What’s with the discredited endorsement?!” (Hinagi)
Just wait, Hinagi. I’ll show you something amazing!