When I arrived at the classroom, everyone in the class was already getting ready for the maid cafe.
“Oh, here come the stars of the day! Now, hurry up and get dressed, you two!”
Mikitani-san, who noticed us, called out to us.
She handed us our uniforms and we said, “Yes!” and encourages us to change quickly.
Mikitani-san had already changed her clothes, and even though she looked like a girly girl, she looked really comfortable in her maid uniform.
As Mikitani-san told me, I headed to the changing room to change with Shi-chan.
Shi-chan was walking next to me, smiling as if she was really looking forward to the school festival.
After parting ways with Shi-chan in front of the locker room, I went into the boys’ locker room.
Then I saw Niijima-kun, who had arrived before me.
“Oh, good morning, Ichijo-kun. Let’s work hard today.”
“Good morning, Niijima-kun. Yes, let’s work hard today.”
We greeted each other and laughed.
Niijima seemed to have gotten over Shi-chan, and now they were able to talk like normal friends.
“By the way, can we drop honorific? Can I call you Takuya from now on?”
“I don’t mind at all. Then I’ll call you Kengo from now on.”
Then we laughed at each other again.
When I think about it, I think this is the first time I’ve made a friend other than Takayuki at this high school.
It was a little itchy to think of Takayuki as my first real friend, since he was like a childhood friend, but I felt happy to have more friends.
When I first entered the school, I was always a little bit cynical and disliked class gatherings and things like that, but through this festival, I was able to learn the joy of working towards the same goal with my classmates.
It’s no exaggeration to say that it was because of the leadership of Kengo and Mikitani-san that we were able to come together as a class, and I was filled with gratitude for them.
“All right, let’s aim to be the best in the school today.”
“Yes, let’s try as hard as we can.”
So we shook hands tightly.
In a way, we were the only two male waiters representing the boys in the class.
So I thought I’d do my best to be as good as the girls in the class dressed as maids and to attract as many female customers as possible, so I took out the secret weapon I’d secretly brought with me.
When Kengo saw the secret weapon I had brought out, he smiled and said, “Can I borrow it, too?” I smiled and said, “Of course.”
When I returned to class, the final touches in the classroom seemed to have been completed, and all that was left was to wait for the opening.
And the boys and girls in the class, who had done such a good job of preparing, were surprised to see me and Kengo.
“Eh, you two are…….”
Mikitani-san said as she looked at us.
The secret weapon we used was nothing more than a simple hair wax.
Using salon hair wax from Hiro’s store, Kengo and I had set our hair all back to give us a more waiter-like look.
I think we look pretty good right now.
It’s not a hairstyle I would normally wear, but on this day of the festival, I thought I’d step out a bit.
And seeing the reaction of the class, I was a little relieved to see that I hadn’t missed my target.
“It looks like you’re getting a good response.”
“I guess so.”
As we faced each other, we laughed at each other.
Some of the girls in the class were cackling at the sight, but I knew what they were thinking and decided not to worry about it.
Then, a voice called out to us from behind with a slightly surprised look.
I knew immediately who it was because of the way she called me and her voice.
When I turned around, there was Shi-chan in a maid’s uniform.
“Oh, Shi-chan. It looks really good on you.”
I smiled and said what I thought to Shi-chan, who was still wearing her maid uniform perfectly.
She’s really cute when I see her in person.
Just the thought of such a cute girl being my girlfriend makes me almost jump with joy.
You may wonder how long I’m going to feel like this, but I can’t help it, because what happens is what happens.
“Huh…… Oh, thank you …….”
However, when Shi-chan heard my words, she turned her head down, her face reddening in embarrassment.
Shi-chan still has all the attention from inside and outside the class, but I think it’s a funny sight that she’s embarrassed by my words.
“I think it’s funny that she’s embarrassed by my comment. It’s going to be tough for Saegusa-san.”
“I’m going to go get ready, then.”
Smiling, Kengo patted me on the shoulder and headed off to the class circle.
I said, “What?” but I really knew what Kengo was trying to say.
“Ta-Takkun, that …… looks really good on you too…….”
“T-thank you …….”
“Yes, Get ready you two!”
As we stared at each other, our faces reddening, Mikitani-san, who could not bear to see us like this, slapped me on the back.
I thought that I had made a mistake in the classroom, so I rushed to the circle in charge of the kitchen.
It seemed that Shi-chan was the same way, and she ran up to Shimizu-san, looking embarrassed.
I was killing time with Takayuki, talking about nothing in particular, when I felt the vibration of my phone in my pocket tremble.
I wondered what is was, and when I checked my phone, I saw that it was Lime’s notification.
“I’m on my way! I’m about to arrive, but I’ve got to make a quick stop, so I’ll see you at your afterwards, Takkun!”
It was just a casual text that you would normally receive from a friend, but the sender was Lime from Akarin of The Angel Girls.
The thought that Akarin and her friends would finally be coming to the festival made me instantly nervous.
No one would expect a national idol to come to a local high school festival like this.
Just as I was wondering what was really going to happen to this festival, a boy walked into the classroom with great energy.
What the hell is going on with these panicked boys? Everyone’s eyes were drawn together.
“Hey! I heard that there’s going to be a secret guest at the end of this festival! I don’t know who it is, but she’s going to be really famous!”
WHAT!? The classroom buzzed with excitement.
However, I had an idea of what was going on from what the boy said.