After Marrying My Childhood Friend Who Was Supposed To Hate Me For Being A Gloomy Person, It Turns Out That She Actually Loves Me Very Much. She's A Cool Takane no Hana On The Outside, but She's Completely In Love With Me. The Girls Are Curious To Talk To Me, But Sorry, I'm Already Married. - Chapter 28
- After Marrying My Childhood Friend Who Was Supposed To Hate Me For Being A Gloomy Person, It Turns Out That She Actually Loves Me Very Much. She's A Cool Takane no Hana On The Outside, but She's Completely In Love With Me. The Girls Are Curious To Talk To Me, But Sorry, I'm Already Married.
- Chapter 28
Episode 28: Self-study in the Library, and the Encounter between Rin and my Junior
It was the midterm exam time.
Thanks to Rin, I managed to get through the first day with no problem.
I thought I would go to the library to study for tomorrow’s tests but…
“It’s more crowded than I thought.”
“Everyone seems to be thinking the same thing as us.”
Many people think it’s a hassle to bring their textbooks home.
Also, some students get lazy at home, so they go to the library to focus on studying on their own.
“I don’t see any empty seats. We should go to a diner instead.”
“But the money is…”
That’s when it happened.
My junior colleague Ayako Tomi was at the reception counter, opening her notebooks.
“Tomi-san, what’s wrong… I see, you’re on library duty today.”
Even during the midterms and final exams, library duty comes around.
But no one really wants to do it during those times.
This girl, on the other hand, willingly raises her hand and takes the duty.
She’s a good kid.
“Who is this girl, Taro?”
“She’s a junior member of the library committee.”
“…I’m Tomi. Nice to meet you, Komoro-senpai.”
Ayako stood up and bowed her head.
“Nice to meet you.”
“…Is Senpai studying by himself?”
“Yes. But we don’t have any seats, so we thought we would go home instead.”
Ayako thought about it for a moment, then stood up and said.
“…Why don’t you use the preparation room in the back?”
Behind the library counter, there is a preparation room with large desks, so there is definitely space for us to study over there.
“But you don’t have the key.”
“…I have it. I’m on duty after all. Please use it.”
“No… but… it’s something bad.”
Ayako can’t leave until we finish studying if we go there.
“…Don’t worry about it. I’m always indebted to Senpai. And I’m going to stay until the end and study by myself anyways.”
I felt bad, but I’m grateful that we were able to use it.
Ayako unlocked the door and showed us in.
“…Please say something when you leave.”
Ayako smiled and bowed her head.
“She’s a very polite girl.”
“No, I felt some vibes coming out of her… something like love for Taro.”
“Eh, hee~… is that so?”
Good grief, Rin sighed.
“You really can’t be unfaithful, Taro.”
“Well, she did ask me out, but I turned her down, so…”
“Eh, so she confessed to you.”
Rin laughed and took her seat.
“It’s okay. Let’s get to work.”
We sat down side by side and opened our reference books.
We study intently for a while.
“And then you use this formula to solve it.”
“I don’t know what a mole is…”
“You’re sloppy. Taro, you’ll never get your reward like that. Are you okay with that?”
“No, I’m not… but.”
“Then let’s do our best~♡.”
The sounds of textbook pages flipping and printouts rifting continued.
Suddenly, Rin grabbed my hand.
Shh, Rin said, putting a finger in front of her lips like a naughty child.
Rin runs a sharpie through her notebook while holding my hand.
I was too worried that someone would see us like this.
But suddenly, Rin brought her face close to mine and kissed me.
I sighed at Rin, who doesn’t look sorry at all.
“When I heard that junior confessed to you, I felt an irresistible urge to keep you by my side.”
“Hah…? Is that what it is?”
“Yeah. That’s how it is.”
That’s how we studied for the remaining time.
Senpai came to the library with her.
Once again, I realized that Rin Komoro is a beautiful person that I could never compete with.
In the library, where the number of people was dwindling, I was stretching.
“…It’s time to close the library.”
I stood up and knocked on the door of the preparation room.
“…Senpai, it’s almost time to close up. …Senpai?”
It was Komoro-senpai who opened the door and came out.
“I’m sorry, please wait a little longer. Taro fell asleep.”
“…Ah, I see.”
He was lying on the desk snoring heavily.
“Hold on, I’ll wake him up.”
“…It’s okay. There’s still half an hour before the library closes. It would be a pity to wake him up now.”
I got up and left the counter.
“Where are you going?”
“…I’m going to lock up the room.”
“I’ll help you.”
“…N-No. It’s my job as part of the library duty.”
“It’ll be faster if we both do it together.”
Komoro-senpai said with a carefree smile.
She’s a kind person, I thought.
It’s not only the appearance, but also the inside that’s beautiful.
…Ah, I envy her.
I guess I’ll be working with Komoro-senpai to lock and clean the library today.
“Well, Tomi-chan, did you confess to Taro?”
I almost stumbled on the spot immediately.
“…I-I’m sorry! I didn’t mean to take away Senpai or anything like that”
“It’s fine. I know you’re not the kind of girl who would do something like that”.
I felt sorry, so I told Komoro-senpai the truth.
“…Don’t worry, I have no intention of interfering with the two of you at all.”
I told her that I had been properly dumped by Senpai.
I also told her that I was fine as long as he was happy.
“Isn’t it painful?”
I held back the pain in my chest.
If I answered that it was painful here, it would create a lump between Komoro-senpai and Senpai.
“I see. …You’re a good girl.”
“No, I’m a bad girl. Senpai still…”
“You’re not ready to give up.”
How does she know that?
When I peeled my eyes open, Komoro-senpai responded with a wry smile.
“I can tell just by looking at you. But you know what you’re doing. You’re a really good girl.”
“…I’m sorry, Komoro-senpai.”
“You don’t have to apologize. And you can call me Rin too.”
Komoro-senpai, smiling carefree, was… really beautiful.
“We’re done locking up, I’m going to go wake up my husband, just give me a minute.”
“…Ah, yes. I understand… um, Rin,-senpai.”
She smiled and patted me on the head.
Ah, really, I was reminded in person this time, that I’m no match against this girl.
I’m not going to get into a rivalry with her.
I will continue to treat Senpai as a senior, and junior member of the library committee.
I will never do anything to disturb the happiness of those two.
I look inside the preparation room.
Rin-senpai was laughing as she pecked Senpai on the cheek in her sleep.
I can’t destroy the happy times of those two happy people.
“See, Ayako-chan is waiting.”
“Uh… sorry, Tomi-san.”
“No, no,” I said as I shook my head.
The three of us left the library and closed the door.
“Then I’ll leave you two here.”
“See you later.”
I waved and left the place.
When I turned around, I could see both my senpai’s leaving, hand in hand.
…Feeling the pain in my chest, I also left the place quietly.
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