Chapter 10: After The Concert
When I walked into the classroom today, Saegusa-san was sitting in her seat before me again.
Saegusa-san, who had jumped in as one of the Angel Girls at Saturday’s concert, was now the talk of the town.
On social networking sites, “Shiorin’s return” was the number one trending topic, and two days later, Saturday’s event was still being talked about as a legendary day.
So, naturally, Saegusa-san was surrounded by many people from this morning.
“I saw you on the news! You were on stage!”
“I was actually at the concert too, and I was really surprised when Saegusa-san walked up!”
“Hey, you should sing karaoke with us sometime!”
Everyone gathered around her and was excitedly talking to Saegusa-san about the topic.
I thought that Saegusa-san was really troubled, but she smiled and replied to every one of them, which made me think that she was a really an idol.
That was good and all, but there were just too many people gathered.
I asked to be let through for a moment, and after finding a space that would allow one person to go through, I was finally able to sit down in my seat.
However, even though I was able to sit down, I didn’t feel at all comfortable in this situation with a crowd of people right next to me.
Today was another day with a girl’s butt right next to my head, I couldn’t help but feel uncomfortable from this morning.
“Well, I’m sorry guys! I’m a little tired, can we talk later?”
Saegusa-san said in a tired voice, and everyone hurriedly dispersed from the place, apologizing to her.
You’re still as charismatic as ever, …….
“I think I’ve seen something like this before, but it was really Saegusa-san”
“Good morning, Ichijo-kun.”
“Oh, good morning, Saegusa-san.”
When the crowd had disappeared, a relieved Saegusa-san gave me the morning greeting.
I was able to return the greeting as usual without feeling nervous because of the encounter at the convenience store.
However, if we had met on Saturday, I’m sure I would have been too nervous to even look at her properly.
By the way, Saegusa-san, who was wearing a normal school uniform instead of the suspicious style, was a beautiful girl again today.
Speaking of clothes, her casual clothes on Saturday were really cute.
She was wearing natural makeup, which she never wears at school, and she looked just like Shiorin, the super idol I’ve seen so many times on TV and in magazines.
The fact that she was sitting next to me and saying hello to me made no sense to me at all.
“Hey, you know… thank you for Saturday.
“Oh, yes, I heard Saegusa-san’s song properly. Your singing voice was as good as YUI’s”.
That day, Saegusa-san said, “Please listen to my song, okay? “
Saegusa’s voice was so clear and beautiful, she sounded like an angel.
It was different from YUI’s powerful voice, and there was something that cannot be expressed in words.
That’s why I told her what I thought honestly.
“Oh …… yeah …… thank you ……”
When I honestly expressed my thoughts, Saegusa-san turned over with a red face.
“Oh, the wristband…….”
“What? Oh! I.., it’s nothing!
I’m at school right now, so I didn’t wear a wristband, as a matter of fact, but when Saegusa-san noticed that, a sad voice seemed to have escaped from her mouth.
But Saegusa-san, I’m sorry that I’m not wearing a wristband right now, but this is the one I wore when you were in suspicious mode.
Lately, I’ve noticed that Saegusa-san tends to forget that she’s was disguised, but when I pretend not to notice, she hurriedly corrects me that it’s nothing.
But I couldn’t help but burst out laughing at the fact that Shiorin, the center of the Angel Girls, who had sung her heart out on stage that day, was so upset over my wristband.
—Saegusa-san, there’s too much of a difference.
When she saw me laughing, she said, “Don’t laugh at me!” She was just cute as always.
I ate my lunch with Takayuki again today.
Next to me, Saegusa-san, who had already sent her classmates away, was smiling and eating her own lunch box.
“Well, Saturday was really nice, wasn’t it?
“Yeah, thanks again for inviting me, it was really nice.
Takayuki and I were still basking in the afterglow of Saturday’s concert.
“Speaking of Saturday, you really surprised me, Saegusa-san!
Saegusa-san was surprised when Takayuki suddenly spoke to her.
“Oh, I see. Takuya and I were also at the concert that day. We were really surprised when Saegusa suddenly came on stage.
“Oh, yes. Yeah, I know.”
“No way! Seriously? You could see us from the stage?”
I’m sorry, Takayuki.
Not that he could see her, but Saegusa-san was right next to me that day, so she was very close to Takayuki.
Saegusa-san was there the whole time the Angel Girls sang the first song, but Takayuki didn’t seem to notice.
Well, the venue was dimly lit, and he was that enthusiastic about the concert, so I guess that made him happy.
“How was it? How was our concert?”
“It was great!”
When Saegusa asked him a question, Takayuki answered immediately with excitement.
Saegusa smiled at Takayuki and said, “Thanks, that means a lot.”
“How was it, Ichijo-kun?”
What, me too?
No, I thought, I told you this morning, but Saegusa-san, who of course knew that, seemed to be asking me with a little shyness, deliberately trying to make me say the same thing again.
Hmm, I see. If you want to be praised so much, fine.
Then listen with all your heart!
“Oh, your singing voice was really great, Saegusa-san, and more importantly, your outfit that day was so cute that I had trouble looking at you.”
“I know! I know! That dress looked so cute on you!”
“Yeah! To be honest, I was more attracted to Saegusa-san than the other Angel Girls members and the DDG members on stage.”
What do you think? I gave you the praise you wanted, didn’t I?
I looked at Saegusa-san, but for some reason, she was looking down and shaking.
Hmm? What’s with this reaction?
I was worried that I had overdone it a little, she stood up and held out a folded piece of paper that she had taken out of her bag.
Oh, oh, …… what is this?
I took the piece of paper without knowing why.
“No, open it when you get home! Don’t open it until then!
Saegusa’s face turned bright red as she told me this, and she strode away from the classroom with her half-eaten lunch box in her hand.
“It’s is embarassing to open it right now… Is it okay for you to open it home?”
“Oh, yeah, …….”
Takayuki and I watched Saegusa’s back as she walked away, and we checked to see if we had done anything wrong.
I’m sure we did nothing wrong.
So Saegusa-san simply became embarrassed and left the place.
Maybe that’s not wrong.
—So, what’s this paper?
I decided to keep the piece of paper like a jewel box in my uniform pocket without opening it as I was told.
4 comments »
TheExtraApril 21, 2021 at 7:03 am
Ty for the chapter!
That double punch combo was too much foe her haha.
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Claire-chanJuly 12, 2021 at 4:05 pm
Man Diabetes again
MinosOctober 23, 2021 at 12:38 pm
Aww she couldn’t stand his honest-to-God praise attack haha
And it’s nice to see she’s finally got a handle of our MC’s attention and she’s able to have a decent conversation with him now. I do wonder if and how the author is planning to stir things up down the line tho