Homeroom the next day.
“Then, I’d like us all to discuss the school festival.”
“For now, let’s talk about what we all want to do and then decide what we’re going to do in this class!”
At the start of the second semester, Niijima-kun and Mikitani-san, who had been chosen to be on the festival committee, stood at the podium and told the class that they would be doing so, and the classroom began to buzz with excitement.
Yes, we were going to discuss and decide on our class’s program for the festival that was to be held at the end of this month.
For the festival, each class was free to decide what they wanted to present, and of course they had to prepare for it before the day of the festival.
This kind of festival didn’t exist when I was in junior high school, so I felt that I had finally become a high school student.
“Yes! Then a maid cafe!”
“Why don’t we do something in the gym?”
“Oh, that sounds good! Maybe a play?”
Niijima-kun takes charge, and Mikitani-san writes down all the opinions from the class on the blackboard.
The two members of the committee were the main men and women in the class, and they were unanimously chosen to represent the class, as Niijima-kun was a man of many talents and Mikitani-san was a cheerful gal.
From the various opinions raised in this way, it was decided by a majority vote that they should be the representatives of this class.
In the midst of this, I was poked in the back from behind.
“Hey, what do you want, Takkun?”
When I turned around, Shi-chan asked me happily with her hand over her mouth.
Me? …… Hmm, I honestly could have been anything. In a good way, of course.
I felt a little embarrassed about the play and the song, but the maid cafe seemed like a standard thing, and the class exhibition seemed easy to prepare, so I just had to follow the class’ decision.
But if I wanted to, I would have gone with ……
“Well, it’s ironic, but a maid cafe sounds fun.”
I replied, remembering the picture of Shi-chan in a maid costume that I had gotten before.
It’s true that it looks fun and rewarding, but the most important thing is that I want to see Shi-chan in her maid costume.
And I’m sure everyone else in the class is thinking the same thing secretly.
It was supposed to be decided by a fair majority vote, but in reality, there was an atmosphere in the classroom that seemed to have already decided what to choose.
Shi-chan grinned at me and said, “I see,” and then the majority decision was made.
“Well, first of all, raise your hand if you like maid cafes.”
As expected, the majority of the students in the classroom raised their hands.
So, the majority vote immediately decided on the class’s program.
“But what are we going to do about the maid outfit? To be honest, making them from scratch is a bit of a challenge, isn’t it?”
The girls in the class had a good point.
It’s good that everyone is saying what they want to do, but it’s true that the actual preparation is quite difficult.
This is probably the reason why maid cafes are so popular in anime and manga, but are rarely implemented in real life.
Then, another girl raised her hand.
“Oh, I think I can borrow some from my part-time job to help with that.”
It was Mikitani-san’s suggestion.
Eh? What part-time job? Mikitani-san, realizing that everyone in the class was wondering, put her hand on her head and smiled a little shyly.
“To tell you the truth, I sometimes work part-time at a maid cafe in front of the station!”
The whole class was surprised and said, “Eh!?” when Mikitani-san unexpectedly said that.
Speaking of Mikitani-san, my first impression of her was that of a gal.
Her long, fluffy blond hair is always tied up in a bun, and her tall, slender looks, pale skin, and cat-like eyes are impressive.
However, everyone in the class, including me, was surprised to see such a girly girl like Mikitani-san working part-time at a maid cafe.
Or perhaps I should say, the only maid cafe in this city…… I found myself naturally making eye contact with Takayuki.
Yes, Takayuki and I have been to that maid cafe before.
Maybe it was because we went there right after it opened, but there was no sign of Mikitani-san, but it was hard for me to think that she may have been served by a classmate that day.
As Takayuki and I were laughing together, I realized that Shi-chan knew that we had gone to the maid cafe, and I hurriedly turned around to look at the seat behind me.
Then there was Shi-chan looking at me with a slightly disgruntled expression on her face.
I smiled at her and slowly turned back around.
No, that was before we went out, and it’s not like we went to any kind of nasty restaurant or anything, but still, in a case like this, I think I should just apologize quietly later without saying anything stupid.
I looked at the blackboard and saw a large circle with a flower above the words “maid cafe”.
It seemed that, based on Mikitani-san’s suggestion earlier, the class had officially decided that it would be a maid cafe.
And perhaps it was just my imagination, but for some reason, Mikitani-san, standing next to the flower mark, was looking at me and smiling as if she was looking at something interesting.