“Hey, everyone’s off from club activities today, right? So, if you are free, why don’t we go to karaoke afterwards?”
On the bus ride home after the field trip, it was Niijima-kun, the sexy guy of the class, who suggested this to the rest of the class.
Niijima-kun was blatantly glancing at Saegusa-san as he spoke.
I see, he thought, there would be little reason to refuse today.
“Great, let’s go!”
And as usual, the girls around him agreed with him, creating an atmosphere of going to karaoke together in the whole class.
Thus, everyone in the class was glancing sideways at Saegusa-san, waiting anxiously to see if she would come today.
Saegusa-san, however, didn’t seem to care at all about what was going on around her, and sat quietly with a slightly relaxed expression on her face.
And not only Saegusa-san, but also Shimizu-san for the boys and Takayuki for the girls were looking at them, but they didn’t seem to care at all and were sitting there happily.
When the bus arrived at the school, we got off the bus and the head of the class gave a short speech to conclude today’s field trip.
“Hey, Saegusa-san! You can come after this, right!”
At that moment, Niijima-kun, who had finally lost his numbness, called out directly to Saegusa-san for confirmation.
He seemed to have a lot of confidence in himself, but he finally threw away his pride and approached Saegusa directly.
It seemed that Niijima wanted to get closer to Saegusa, even if he had to go that far.
“I’m sorry, I can’t come today because I have something to do.”
She smiled apologetically at Niijima-kun, but firmly refused his invitation.
“Eh is it errands?”
“Yeah, errands! Bye!”
When Niijima was upset, Saegusa replied with a smiling face and ran out of the school gate alone.
I felt a little sorry for Niijima-kun, who was staring dumbly at the back of Saegusa-san as she left.
As she walked past me, she whispered to me, “See you later.”
I just nodded and replied to her.
“Sorry guys! I think I’ll pass today! See you next time!”
“I’m not really into karaoke, I’m sorry.”
After watching Saegusa-san leave, Takayuki and Shimizu-san also turned down the invitations from the people around them.
In this way, the karaoke party of the class, which, for lack of a better way of putting it, turned out that the main figures of the class could not come, had become blatantly depressed.
In the midst of this indescribable atmosphere, a Lime notification arrived on my phone.
“I’m heading to “Karaoke Roman” first!
It was from Saegusa-san.
Takayuki and Shimizu stamped their approval on Saegusa’s Lime, and I stamped mine.
Yes, after we decided to go to karaoke today, we exchanged our Limes and formed a group.
So I was a little surprised when Niijima suggested the same karaoke, but after Shimizu-san said she was a little scared to go to karaoke with a big group of people, I decided to go with the four of us today.
However, since there was a risk of running into the rest of the class at the big karaoke place in front of the station, we decided to go to “Karaoke Roman”, which is a bit outside of the city.
So, I feel a little bad for everyone in the class, but it can’t be helped since I already had an appointment.
Unfortunately for me, I didn’t get invited by anyone, so I was able to leave the place as usual.
I’m glad to see that I’ve become a character that doesn’t come to class gatherings like this.
Well, even if I’m not, I’m really just a normal high school boy, unlike the other three, so it’s only natural that this would happen.
We parted ways just in case, and met up at the front desk of Karaoke Roman.
“Good! It worked!”
“I feel like I did something wrong to everyone in my class, but I guess we had no choice”
“Thank you all. …… I’m not ready for a big group. ……”
“You don’t have to worry about it, Shimizu-san. I’m not good with large groups either.”
“That’s right! Let’s have fun today!”
“Yes, thank you!”
Shimizu-san looked a little concerned, but she smiled and we decided to rent a karaoke room.
When we entered the room, the atmosphere was that of an old-fashioned karaoke box.
The floor was covered with a red carpet, and there was a stand with a microphone.
There was even a mirror ball on the ceiling.
“What the hell is this? Let’s try it on!”
Takayuki turned on the mirror ball for fun and turned off the lights, and the room instantly became a disco-like atmosphere.
The atmosphere was so out of place that I couldn’t help but laugh, wondering what we were doing here.
We decided to go with the darker one because it would be less embarrassing and more interesting, and we ended up having a karaoke or disco party.
“So I should sing here first, right?”
Saegusa-san, holding a pad, said so and immediately sent a song request.
It is true that there is too much of a difference in singing ability between us amateurs an Saegusa-san, a former idol. It would be a torture to suddenly sing in front of her.
Takayuki seemed to be relieved as well, and at the same time he had a look of anticipation on his face as he watched Saegusa sing live.
It was the same for me. I remembered Saegusa’s voice from the DDG concert that day.
That voice was really wonderful.
I was so happy to think that I could hear it again like this.
And this time, not in a live concert hall, but in a karaoke box with just the four of us.
I honestly don’t think it’s possible to have such a luxury.
So, let’s enjoy today to the fullest.
The title of the song appears on the karaoke screen.
“Your Own Personal Servant”.
I couldn’t help but exclaim, “Oh!”
Saegusa-san, who hadn’t missed my voice, looked at me with a mean grin on her face.
It seems that Saegusa-san is really going to do what I said back then.
The image of Saegusa-san as a maid that had been sent to me at that time came to mind, and it made me even more nervous.
When the intro started, Saegusa-san stood up quickly and went to the stand and put the microphone on the stand.
“I dedicate this song♪ just for you♪”
As she began to sing, Saegusa-san even choreographed the song perfectly using the microphone stand.
Takayuki stood up and called out to Saegusa, and said “Whoa!” in a lively way.
At first, Shimizu-san was surprised at the sudden interaction between Saegusa and Takayuki, but gradually she started to laugh at them and held her stomach.
The joke between Takayuki, a fan, and Saegusa, who responded with over-the-top fanfare that she would never have done when she was active, was certainly amusing in a funny way.
What’s funny is that the super idol Shiorin is wearing a school jersey right now.
I naturally laughed at the imbalance between her appearance, the location of the karaoke room, and most of all, the two of them joking around.
After finishing the song, Saegusa and Takayuki high-fived each other with a look of accomplishment on their faces and said, “That was great! That was awesome!” They were praising each other
Thanks to these two, the atmosphere became comfortable.