Chapter 5: Concert Ticket
I woke up a little earlier than usual and made my way to school with plenty of time.
When I entered the classroom, there was only one person, Saegusa-san, she was already in her seat, eagerly reading something from the morning.
To be honest, I was a little surprised that she was already in the classroom at this time, since I had the impression that Saegusa-san was weak in the morning and always came to school at the last minute.
“Good morning, Saegusa-san.”
Even though she is a former idol and now she is my classmate.
It would be wrong for me to just walk past her without saying anything, so I greeted her like any other person in the morning.
But since I’ve already faced Saegusa-san many times at the convenience store where I work, I already have a sense of familiarity with her.
“Eh? Ah, Ichijo-kun, good morning!”
Perhaps startled by my sudden greeting, Saegusa dropped the book that she was reading on the floor.
I tried to pick up the book, but before I could, Saegusa-san picked up the book with great speed and put it away in her bag.
What the hell? Does she really not want me to see the book?
Saegusa-san laughed as if she was being caught.
Well, whatever you read is your own business, and I’m sure everyone has a hobby or secret thing or two that they don’t want others to know about, so I decided not to worry about it any more.
When I crossed the street earlier, I said to myself, ” This will make you popular☆ and nobody can resist you!” Let’s not mention that I have said—
I’m not going to lie, I’m curious why Saegusa-san, a former national beauty idol, would be reading a book that I can’t see, but I guess she has her own thoughts on life.
If such a beautiful girl like Saegusa isn’t having any luck with her love life, then her partner must be a very famous person or a superhero.
While I was sitting there thinking about this, Saegusa-san, the person in question, looked at me with a sideways glance, then looked embarrassed and covered her face with the textbook in her hand, and then looked at me again with a sideways glance.
This is how Saegusa-san has been behaving for the rest of this morning.
“Hey! Good morning Takuya!”
“Oh! Morning Takayuki!”
Takayuki also came to the classroom after finishing his morning club activities.
I really don’t know how he manages to practice basketball in the morning.
Takayuki’s hair was still a little wet from sweating, and he looked very sexy, even to me as a man.
If I was a woman, I’d fall in love with him!
“Hey, hey! I have some good news!”
“Hmm? What is it?”
Takayuki then rummaged through his bag and pulled out two tickets, which he proudly showed me.
“Takuya, you’re free this weekend, right?”
“Yes, I’m free, why?”
“Surprise, surprise, tickets to the DDG concert this Saturday! Let’s go together!”
“Really? Oh, you sure?”
” That’s great! That means I get to see Yui-chan live”
“Yeah, of course! My dad got them from work by accident!”
I was a little excited and at the same time happy, when I suddenly heard a loud noise from the seat next to me.
Takayuki and I were startled by the sound and turned around to see what it was, it seemed to be the sound made by Saegusa-san when she stood up with great force.
Saegusa-san, who was standing up next to us and not moving, somehow had a look of despair on her face, as if it was the end of the world.
“Hey, Saegusa-san? What’s wrong?”
Takayuki called out fearfully to Saegusa.
But Saegusa-san, in a state of shock, said weakly, “I’m sorry,” and walked quickly out of the classroom with a pale face.
“What was that about?”
“I don’t know.”
Takayuki and I could only watch Saegusa’s back as she walked away, not understanding why.
Before morning homeroom started, Saegusa-san was back in the classroom.
She greeted her classmates with her usual perfect idle moves.
Saegusa-san was a complete mystery to me earlier, but I was relieved to see that nothing seemed to be wrong.
“I can’t lose to Yui-chan, you know. ……”
As homeroom began, I heard Saegusa-san’s voice muttering quietly next to me.
When I turned around at the sound of her voice, Saegusa-san had a look of tension and determination on her face, as if she had made some big decision.
And I think it was from this moment on.
Saegusa-san, who had been acting suspiciously, became even stranger.
13 comments »
FonoficoApril 16, 2021 at 2:44 am
Thanks for the chapter!
some mobApril 16, 2021 at 2:52 am
………………….Alright, this guy is an idiot. He doesn’t even think that Saegusa might be in love with someone like him, alright i can understand that, but the fact he still hasn’t realized that she is acting strange around him because she is near him is very stupid. This guy really need to start using his brain.
Diana KurosawaApril 17, 2021 at 4:10 am
With a low self-esteem + your friend is 100x handsome than you that you’d fall for him if you’re a girl~?
…I’m not even surprised~
PhantasimoJune 12, 2021 at 7:03 pm
I honestly don’t think it’s low self-esteem. He’s clearly doing things at his own pace. And outside of the few interactions he had with her sitting beside her, his only interactions with her was when she was being sus af at the place he works at. So it’s neither self-esteem nor being dense, he’s just reacting appropriately as in his eyes as a 3rd party person. Now, if she were a friend he chatted with often or childhood friend, yes I’d call him dense, but in this case, he’s not being dense, he’s watching a stranger that he’s in the same class with be f****n weird.
sveemusicAugust 31, 2021 at 11:49 pm
Dude he don’t have the possibility that a idol is in love with him so think how me must be feeling. Do you have a possibility in you life too if you think you have a idol that is secretly in love witb you? Huh?
UpbeatAugust 17, 2021 at 1:06 pm
Correlation doesn’t imply causation. They sit next to each other. She could just be weird and he sees it cause he sits next to her.
forest0316April 16, 2021 at 12:41 pm
Thanks for the chapter!
FRASH 18April 20, 2021 at 11:35 am
This guy has repeatedly said he would go out with his friend if he was a girl. Saegusa? Nah so far mc has more romance progression with the guy friend than her.
EnkirosApril 22, 2021 at 1:56 am
I don’t think my man’s straight
VandilleApril 27, 2021 at 2:06 pm
Thanks for the chapter!
I like modern day dense protags that look at things with realism and is being pragmatic 😆
NovaJune 4, 2021 at 6:10 am
¡Si fuera mujer, me enamoraría de él!
En serio? Creo seriamente que el MC tiene algún fetiche con su amigo jajajajajaja será gay? XD
unculturedweeb6968December 26, 2021 at 6:41 am
I had read the chapter despite of it all
mikeJanuary 27, 2023 at 11:06 pm
I’m starting to think mc is gay considering his adulation of his best friend and total lack of awareness of girls. Never once have I thought one of my male friends was sexy or that I would marry them if I was a girl lol.