“It’s a bad atmosphere…”
I, Akira Saijo, think about the recent situation at school and say so.
There is a rumor that began to circulate the day after the ball game. It was that Renya molested a girl in the past.
I know that story too. At the time, there was a rumor that the leader of another school molested her. But I heard that it was a false accusation. But the rumor going around now is.
“The school decided to falsely accuse him for the sake of a team that went to nationals.”
“The school blackmailed the girl into confessing.”
“They used money to cover it up.”
And so on. Normally, I would think that this is impossible.
“If you’re falsely accused, why aren’t you playing soccer?”
“I’ve been invited to join the soccer team, but I didn’t join because I feel guilty.”
There are some people who believe it. Someone in my class is talking about it too.
I cluck my tongue. It’s the reason why this is happening. This is because I forcibly dragged Renya into the ball game.
Of course, I apologized to Renya, but that guy…
“There’s nothing to apologize for. It’s true that it made the news. I don’t care what anyone thinks of me.”
He didn’t seem to care. I was worried about what would happen if someone tried to do something directly to him, because he didn’t seem to have a sense of danger, but Renya’s response was simple.
” Then so be it. Assuming there are still people in high school who would do such a thing.”
I thought he was going to be optimistic that nothing would be done to him, and then cry himself to sleep if something was done to him, but he doesn’t seem like that kind of person. When I asked him that, it was obvious.
“It’s obvious. There’s no way I’m going to cry myself to sleep. An eye for an eye, if they do anything to me, it’s war.”
I asked him what he was going to do, but he didn’t say. I was afraid that he was going to be violent, but he didn’t seem to be.
“I don’t intend to do anything violent. I’ve never been in a fight before.”
I was getting more and more worried, but Renya said he had already taken action. “Taken action”, but what did you do?
I feel like I can leave him alone, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to stand idly by and watch this happen.
I don’t know what Renya is planning to do, but he’s a guy who doesn’t care what others think of him. As a result, he might become even more shunned by the people around him. I want to avoid that.
For now, I’ll start by gathering some helpers and identifying the person who’s spreading the rumor.
“Renya, you may not care what people think of you, but there are some people who do care what they think of you.”
I said this to Renya, who wasn’t here, and went to gather my helpers.
Stay away from the possibility that Renya doesn’t care what I think of him as well.