Today is the last day of the first semester. Tomorrow is the summer vacatiooooonnnn!
“Well, tomorrow is the start of summer vacation… but at any rate, don’t get into too much trouble.”
In the school assembly, I listened to the principal’s useless but grateful talk and started HR. If that’s the first thing you say, you’re not sure if ‘re a good homeroom teacher. Is it because you’re a homeroom teacher?
The homeroom teacher went on to talk about precautions, but the classmates seemed to be more focused on the summer vacation that starts tomorrow. The homeroom teacher smiles, as if she knows this.
“I can understand why you want to play already, but don’t cause any problems and cut your vacation short. And don’t forget to do your assignments. HR is over! Dismissed!”
Perhaps out of concern for my anxious classmates, I was grateful for the way she kept things short while still talking about the important things. Can’t the principal learn from you?
“Hey, Renya, since you’re going home early, do you want to go out somewhere?”
“No, thanks. Go with someone else.”
When HR was over and I was getting ready to leave, Saijo spoke to me. Whenever I refuse at first, how can you ask me out again and again?
“Of course, I’ll invite others, but Renya will leave if I don’t ask you first, right?”
About the fact that my actions are being read. Well, I do the same thing every time.
“I’m going to play with Renya from now on, who want to join me?”
I didn’t agree to it, but Saijo called out to my classmates. I don’t know what’s going on, but he’s getting more and more forceful lately.
In response to Saijo’s voice, a few of them came over to us. They’re very happy.
“Renya, where are you going?”
Fujibayashi comes up to me and asks me. Why are you asking me? Am I really going?
“Let’s just go to a restaurant and have some tea and talk it later.”
I suggested, letting out a sigh inwardly. Well, I’ll have time tomorrow for summer vacation, so today will be fine.
“Kusunoki-san, where are you going?”
“Wherever I go is my business.”
“What’s that tone of voice⁉︎ I’ve told you many times, young lady…”
I was on my way to a restaurant with Saijo and the others when I spotted two people making some kind of noise. It’s one of the noisy ones. I mean, one of them has a familiar face.
“Oh, it’s Onii-chan. What a coincidence to meet you here.”
“Kusunoki-san, we need to talk….”
Kusunoki noticed me and started to talk to me.
“Yo, is today your last day of school, too?”
“That’s right. I was thinking of going somewhere since I can go home early, but…”
“Kusunoki-san! Why are you ignoring me and talking to a gentleman!”
As I was talking with Kusunoki, a girl who had been being ignored by Kusunoki interrupted me.
” …… is that the guy you were talking to before?”
“…… That’s right.”
Kusunoki affirmed, looking annoyed.
“What’s with that reaction? By the way, what kind of relationship does this gentleman have with Kusunoki-san?”
The lady looked at me quizzically (laughing). She seems to have a good upbringing, but she seems to have a troublesome personality. She’s a strong-willed young lady and a temptress.
“I don’t know what kind of relationship you’re thinking……We are playmates?”
“That’s pretty much it.”
I answered, Kusunoki affirmed, and for some reason the lady (laughing) snapped at me.
“So you’re the one who changed Kusunoki-san! How dastardly of you to take advantage of her when she’s vulnerable!”
“What are you talking about?”
“Don’t play dumb! She has changed after her parents’ death! You must have done something to her!”
“Ah~that happened huh….”
From my point of view, it would be suspicious if the person I came into contact with was around the time when her personality changed.
“In any case, your voice is loud. You can’t talk about the death of her parents in a crowded place like this.”
Kusunoki may not care, but we are in the middle of the road. I know it’s a bit of an air, but Saijo and the others are here too. It’s nothing to talk about in a loud voice.
“I-I’m sorry about that…! But that doesn’t mean I have to forgive you for what you’ve done! Bring Kusunoki-san back!”
What am I supposed to have done in her mind?
“First of all, what kind of Kusunoki are you talking about?”
“Kusunoki-san was neat, pretty, gentle, ladylike, a lady that everyone liked! The present Kusunoki-san is not a Kusunoki-san!”
Who is that? And she denies everything about the current Kusunoki. When I looked at Kusunoki, she was clearly annoyed.
“Didn’t she say it was an act?”
“How could it be an act?!”
It seems that Kusunoki was an actor. As I was wondering whether I should praise Kusunoki’s acting ability or pity the young lady who had been deceived, Kusunoki pulled me by the hand.
“You don’t have to deal with her anymore, Onii-chanr. Are you coming to my house again today?”
“No, Today is…”
“I’m not done talking! What do you mean by home⁉︎ You’re not going to be at Kusunoki-san’s house, right?!”
“What’s going on! Sakuya-chan told me that Renya was hardly ever home, could it be that you went to that girl’s house⁉︎”
When Kusunoki asked me what I was going to do today, not only the young lady (lol) but also Fujibayashi, who had been in the air until now, reacted. When I looked at Kusunoki, she awkwardly averted her gaze.
“Is Renya dating that girl?”
“No, I’m not dating her..”
Saijo, who had been watching what was going on, asked me about it, and when I answered, Fujibayashi and the others got even more heated.
“It’s filthy to enter a woman’s house before she gets married! What kind of weakness did you grasp?”
“What kind of relationship do you have with her⁉︎ Answer me, Renya!”
“It’s not like I’ve got her weakness. I’ve already told you that Kusunoki and I are just playmates.”
If anything, at Kusunoki’s house, we were doing whatever we wanted, so we didn’t even have a good time.
Since I was on my way to play, she backed off that day, but in the end, I guess I wasn’t convinced and she decided to discuss it again later.
I don’t have anything in particular to explain though.