Bizarre Love Triangle - V2 Chapter 6
Chapter 1 : School girl hard bop
(T/N : Hard bop is a subgenre of jazz that is an extension of bebop music. Also chapter 6 is the numbering V2 start from after prologue. So I haven’t missed anything xD )
It was June, the sky was slightly cloudy, and about twenty minutes before school time.
The classroom, still empty, was already filled with the voices of my classmates talking.
The rainy season is about to begin.
Even the air was beginning to feel damp and heavy, but their expressions were happy——-perhaps the summer clothes they were wearing right after the change of clothes made them so.
“——-Good morning Yano!”
As I was thinking about this, a bright voice popped up behind me.
When I turned around to look,
“Hey! It’s still a little cold in short sleeves! Although I like it better because it’s cuter…”
A petite girl in summer clothes, her hair tied up on both sides, swaying a bit.
Sudo Itsuka, my friend, was looking at me with a smile.
Even though it’s still early morning time, she was more excited than everyone else in the classroom.
For a while, I was so taken aback by the difference that I couldn’t find anything to say.
“…..hmm? What’s the matter? Not saying anything”
Saying so, Sudo looked at me, grinningly.
“Maybe…… heart took a skip seeing Itsuka-chan with this level of exposure?”
“……..No, it’s just morning so I spaced out for a bit”
I was finally able to catch up with the situation and said so.
As a matter of fact, Sudo is quite popular among boys with her small animal-like petite body, however for me, she’s one of my amiable friends who has been getting along with me for more than a year.
I’m not excited to see you like that at all. We have such a comforting relationship that I can say it clearly.
——-For a moment, Sudo’s face turned blank.
“What’s the matter?”
“…..huh, Ah, No–“
She waved her hand to dodge the answer and once again float a smile on her face.
“Sorry-sorry! Yeah, that’s right. I’m still a bit not used to Yano-kun currently personality”
“I was nervous for a moment thinking maybe I have caused Yano-kun’s mood to plummet……”
Indeed, it can’t be helped.
Just a while ago, my relationship with Sudo was a bit different.
It was a relationship where we both talked excitedly or that we both made fun of each other.
In the past, we would have been able to say,
“——-perhaps, Yano-kun is getting excited from seeing my overexposed skin?”
“Actually…… that’s right. Even now I feel like I’m about to get nosebleed…..it might be a bit bad”
“Fufufufu…… that’s right, that’s right.”
“——So, sorry……Can you go to the store and get me some pocket tissues, yakisoba bread, coffee, and some dessert from the school canteen?”
“——isn’t it the same as being someone’s gofer? I don’t like it! You can stop a nosebleed with your own help!”
And we would have argued like that.
I think Sudo was unconsciously hoping for something like that too, probably.
It was last month——That our relationship changed.
As I stopped playing the “cheerful friend” character that I had been creating, I began to converse with her as my true self without raising the tension.
….. I feel bad for Sudo, but I feel much better now.
I had a strong resistance to pretending to be something I’m not, and I always felt tense and uncomfortable.
Now that I don’t have to do that anymore, I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
Of course, the changes that happened were not all good. My position in the class has changed slightly, and some of the students have distanced themselves from me. I am still a little perplexed about the way things are.
Even so, more of my classmates have accepted the change than I expected, and I’m hoping that time will someday solve my feelings of discomfort and guilt.
“……So let me get to the point”
She held up a finger and continued to talk.
“Are you free after school, Yano-kun?”
“I am…..but what’s going on?”
“That’s, I want you to accompany me to a store”
“…….what kind of store?”
“That’s something you’ll have to see!!”
Saying so, Sudo laughed.
The hair on both sides of my head swayed mischievously.
Her expression was a bit different and for some reason, her smile looked forced.
Somehow, I had a disturbing premonition…..
Suddenly, I heard a timid voice behind Sudo’s back.
And then, a face peeked out from behind her,
“Good morning!…….well, is it Haruka now?”
“Yeah, that’s right”
It was Minase Haruka, the girl with the short cut who was smiling timidly.
“For a while from now on, I will be Haruka……”
In the girl in front of me lives the persona of two girls, Minase Haruka and Minase Akiha.
In the past, when Akiha was under stress due to her family problems, she suddenly developed a personality called Haruka, and since then the two of them have spent their days switching personalities at regular intervals.
Although concretely what kind of stress she faced, I still don’t know.
It would be a lie if I said I am not curious about it. But I wasn’t going to go into that right now, and I wasn’t going to touch it until they wanted to talk about it.
And so, Haruka, who was born under this situation, decided to live by hiding her existence so as not to get in the way of Akiha’s life. She imitated Akiha, acting as if Haruka doesn’t exist.
At the same time as I stopped creating characters, she also stopped hiding herself.
Until she’s going to disappear, Haruka has decided to live as Haruka.
And the result—–
“Oh, Good morning, Haruka!”
“Minase-san, you seems to have a bit of bed hair behind there”
“What, no way! Really….”
The girls in her class who were passing by called out to Haruka without hesitation.
——In this way, she had been able to be accepted by most of the people in her class.
Haruka seemed to be very happy about it, and she started to talk to the people around her with fear, but still with joy. Whenever I see her like this, I also feel smiling
Yes, she had the right to smile like this from the beginning.
It’s just, the element called “Dual personality” also makes her an object of simple interest.
“I thought I fixed it in the morning…..”
“Are you okay? I can also lend you a mirror? Ah, And I have a mist to fix your bed hair!”
“Really? Thank you…..”
While Haruka and Sudo were talking like this, students passing by in the corridor occasionally turned their gaze on them.
Some students stare at them rudely, some ask their friend next to them whispering something, and some stop briefly.
——–Seems like the whole school already knows that there is a girl with dual personality in this class. In this way, it turned out to be them staring at her from a distance. Sometimes, I heard that she was approached by classmates and seniors whom I didn’t know at all.
I think that in itself is unavoidable to some extent.
Most of the time it just ended with this, almost without any harm and in the first place, Haruka herself didn’t realise that she was being watched.
But even so, I resent such stares and feel like complaining to them. However I have never been able to do that because there’s just too many of them……
“……ah, that’s right”
As she gave Haruka bed hair Mist, Sudo suddenly made an expression as if she just realised something.
“Does Haruka have a bit of time after school? There’s a store I want you to accompany me to….”
“Oh, I have. By store, is it a restaurant?”
“Yeah, I wanted to talk to you about something.”
“……..Ah, Haruka is also coming together”
I was a little surprised by this exchange.
From her serious look, I thought it was something she just wanted to talk about alone…..but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Maybe she just wanted to take us to a delicious restaurant she has discovered recently or something along that line.
———To be honest, I’m really grateful for Sudo’s such casualness.
I have not revealed it to anyone other than a close friend.
Now that her family problems have been resolved, it is said that Haruka’s personality will disappear from her personality in the not too distant future.
Now that the stress is gone, there is no reason for them to have a double personality.
If that happens, Haru’s existence as the second personality will also become “unnecessary”.
So for Haru, these are the last precious days left.
When I think about it, I tend to treat her with an air of seriousness.
In fact, there were times when I took such an attitude toward Spring.
“——-well, please act like you usually do. It’s more painful for me to be bothered by such attention……”
I understand from her words that I must not take such an attitude towards her.
Of course, Even Sudo must have a lot to think about.
The first one to break into tears when hearing that Haruka will disappear one day was this girl.
But even so——-I’m really grateful for Sudo’s openness to invite Haruka so naturally, compared to me who tends to get serious out of the blue.
That’s why, I will have to try being as natural as I can be.
Reaching this conclusion, I think upon a idea,
“…….In that case, I will also call Shuji. He seems to be free too.”
I tried to go to the seat of Hiroo Shuji, a boy already in the back left corner of the classroom.
He’s tall, has a handsome face and a gentle personality that makes him a good friend for girls.
There are a lot of times we four have hung out together so if possible I also wanted to invite him.
I was surprised by the sharpness of Sudo’s shout.
Hearing that, I turned around to see Sudo looking at me with an impatient expression until now. Not only me, even Haruka’s eyes, who was standing next to her, opened wide in astonishment hearing the urgency in Sudo’s voice.
Probably noticing our surprise, Sudo waved her hands as if to say, “forget it”.
“……No, well, there are a lot of things that happened……I just want to go with the three of us this time…”
As expected, the abnormality I had felt from Sudo’s unnatural expression wasn’t a misunderstanding.
“Hey, hey. What kind of restaurant we are going in”
That day, after school.
Akiha, who has just switched around, was looking at the surroundings in uneasiness while walking behind Sudo.
“There are only bars around here, I don’t think a high schooler is allowed here”
Nodding, I also began to worry a little too.
This place was a dozen seconds after walking through the south entrance of Nishiogikubo station. It’s a cluttered bar area along the railroad tracks.
The area is said to have originated from a post-war black market, and the narrow alleyways are lined with suspicious-looking bars on both sides, with men already starting to drink at the simple seats overhanging the street.
It isn’t even evening yet but this area is already quite lively……
I wonder what on Earth these people actually do normally……
A foreign waiter looked down here from the second floor of a Thai restaurant that looked like a shack, and at a yakitori pub that occupied both sides of an alley, the employee was briskly taking orders and delivering food.
It’s already been around sixteen years since I was born in this city……but because this street has a bit of a scary image, even now it was not a place I would go near.
What is Sudo planning to do by bringing us here? Don’t tell me she’s taking us into a bar for underage drinking…..? Probably not, I don’t think there’s any store who will give alcohol to us who are in school uniform…….
“I’m a little nervous…..”
Akiha said so and clutched the Hem of my uniform tightly.
For her, who hadn’t seen Sudo’s serious expression this morning, this place is even more disturbing.
It’s not baseless considering she must have thought that it’s just an invitation to a normal dinner but the place she was brought to was such a dubious place.
“It’s my first time coming here in such a place……”
Akiha said while looking around, frowning.
I couldn’t help but feel sorry to hear that.
Just as I thought it’s about time for me to ask Sudo for a destination…..
“We are here…..”
Sudo stops in front of a store.
“……a ramen restaurant?”
It’s probably a place where customers who have finished their drinks at the surrounding store have a last meal here.
There was a ramen restaurant with an old yellow sign, full of the Showa era feeling.
No matter how I look at it, It’s not the kind of place that would suit a high school girl like Sudo…..,
“Yes, let’s go in”
However, Sudo just said that and entered the restaurant with a familiar look.
I and Akiha looked at each other and nervously continued after her small back.
“——-Welcome. Oh, if it’s not Itsuka-chan….”
“Yeah, I am here again. It’s been a long time”
“Really? Didn’t you come last month?”
“……yeah, perhaps I have. However, this time I have come together with my friend!”
“Oh, it’s quite rare for you to do that!”
While chatting in a light tone with the man who seemed to be the owner of the store, Sudo sat down at a vacant seat at the counter. Seems like an acquaintance.
Perhaps Sudo is one of the regulars here, I guess.
Giving a slight bow to the shop owner who looked at us with a smile, I and Akiha also sat alongside Sudo.
“This restaurant offers really delicious dishes. So choose whichever you like, it’s my treat”
She handed us the menu from the table top.
“Eh, is it fine?”
“Yes, I have invited you after all”
“……..I see, then I will not hesitate”
“But I will feel a bit guilty……”
However Akiha insisted with a serious face.
“I will pay for my own share……”
It’s true that there’s no reason for her to give us a treat and I understand why she feels uncomfortable.
However while winking at Akiha,
“No, I think i will let her buy a drink for us”
“……I wonder if it’s a good choice”
“It’s super rare for Sudo to say something like this. If you miss this chance, it might as well be decades before we see that again, so let’s treat ourselves”
I am sure Sudo has something to talk about for her to do something like that.
In that case, it might be better to accept her offer than having any kind of strange reservation and it will also be easier for her to talk that way.
“……if that’s the case, yeah. You’re right. Thanks for the treat”
She nodded her head in understanding.
Sudo, I and Akiha ordered wanton noodles, egg Soba and Chinese ramen respectively and after a while the bowls were placed in front of us.
I thought about entering the main topic while waiting for our order but……….Sudo seemed to be thinking about something and looked blankly at the kitchen.
“Thanks for the food……”
Giving my prayer, I set the bowl down in my hand and took a sip of the soup,
I couldn’t help but let out my voice in admiration.
“It’s really delicious…..”
Even Akiha next to me exclaimed in surprise.
This city is said to be a ramen battleground, with many popular restaurants highly rated on restaurant rating sites.
I have gone to some of these restaurants and as a matter of fact was quite shocked how delicious they were.
But…….this restaurant is different from them all.
While other restaurants pursue their own “unique taste” and appeal to their unique characteristics, this restaurant’s ramen is very orthodox.
Medium thick noodles in simple Soya sauce, bean sprouts, minced meat, chashu pork, boiled egg, and boiled bamboo shoots.
However…………the balance of these ingredients weaved a perfect harmony to create an exquisite taste that was “orthodox but unique”.
“I didn’t know there’s this kind of store at all…..”
“Hehe~, delicious right?”
Sudo, who was already slurping her noodles, said proudly.
“I had found it accidentally when I was in middle school. I have been coming here often ever since. It’s my secret and my favorite”
“Certainly, the dishes here are addictive…..”
“Right? You know”
There, Sudo takes a bite of roasted pork fillet—–And said in a nonchalant tone.
“Yesterday, Shuji confessed to me”
………The words were so naturally mixed into the chit-chat.
For a moment, my comprehension couldn’t catch up.
My thinking began to rotate at rapid speed to the point I lose the taste in my mouth.
From next to me, I heard the Akiha’s chopstick dropping sound.
“Yesterday, after school. When we were on our way back, he said [I have liked you since elementary school. I hope you can go out with me.]”
At the sudden news, I feel like I must keep my calm. I sipped soup multiple times with a spoon while restraining my hand that was shaking due to agitation.
“I see, so Shuji……. confessed”
“But, it kinds of feel….. abrupt”
I don’t know what kind of mood I should talk about but for the time being, I look at Sudo with a smile on my face.
“…….Well a bit”
“He likes you……did you notice that?”
“……..well a bit”
“It’s been like that since I first met him………people around also assumed this normal”
Perhaps it was out of concern, but no one said anything about it.
It was a common understanding among us that Shuji loves Sudo.
It was obvious even to the casual observer that he cared for Sudo that much.
If Sudo desired, he went to school together no matter how annoying it was, and if Sudo was late, Shuji was late with her.
They were usually together when they went out, and even had the same classes since elementary school.
There’s no way for Shuji or people around to not notice it when he was caring for her that much.
“Oh, I knew it……..”
Akiha, who was silent, said so with a sigh.
“Although the time I have known you is short……but I kind of have same thought”
“……even Akiha found out”
Said Sudo in a bit embarrassed voice while chewing on her boiled bamboo shoots.
“Well, it might be so…..I don’t want to hide it that much. Speaking of which, the reason why he confessed to me yesterday was probably because Akibori and Yano started going out with each other. He seemed to be quite envious of it…..”
Saying that, Akiha cast her eyes downward in embarrassment.
When Sudo and Shuji knew that we had started dating, they were as happy as if it were their own.
They threw us a party at a diner to commemorate the occasion, and somehow the four of us even went to take a photo of both of us together. (T/N : originally, the term purikura is used here. Purikura is similar to a photo booth and this word is also used for it’s product aka photo.)
However, I never thought that would cause such a change in the two of them………
“……….so, what are you going to do about the reply?”
Hearing Akiha’s word, I returned to myself.
“You were told that he hopes to date you, right?”
Ah, yeah. That’s the main question at hand.
Does Sudo want to go out with Shuji?
Or else…….. is she going to reject him?
“……….To be honest, I’m lost”
Finishing her ramen a step ahead of us, she replied to us by putting chapstick on top of the bowl.
“Although I know he’s a good guy and objectively good looking but…….I don’t know if we can have a relationship at this stage. That’s why I want to hear both of you opinion”
Sudo who said that had a serious expression that she rarely shows, looking at us which was unthinkable from her usual joking around attitude.
“…….what do you think?”
She asked without any of her usual teasing or laugh mixed.
……..I see. So it’s like that.
After taking a sip of water, I sighed in understanding. About why she does want to invite Shuji…..
“…….I think it should be fine”
After thinking about it for a moment, I said it clearly.
“Even from same boy perspective, I think he’s a pretty good guy and will make you happy”
That’s what I think from the bottom of my heart.
There aren’t many guys who are that good.
He and Sudo are a good match, and I could only think that things would work out.
There is a part of me that wants to support Shuji’s feelings, but more than that, I simply believe that Shuji and Sudo will make a great couple.
Saying so far, I gave Akiha a side along glance to which she gave me a small nod and said,
“……I also think it’s fine if it’s Shuji-kun”
She continues with a serious face.
“He’s kind, caring, and mature… I think he’ll make you happy.”
I think that Akiha herself was helped by Shuji’s consideration.
Whether it was Me, Akiha or Sudo. All three of us were the type who had lost their composure when we knew Haruka was going to disappear but Shuji was the only one with a mature and relaxed personality.
…….He might be like our spiritual foundation.
Well although I said that,
It’s a little unsettling when your girlfriend compliments other boys too strongly though……..
A kind and caring adult……well, it’s just as she said, he’s good looking, smart and athletic, so I can’t complain.
Just as I was a bit sulky inside—–
Akiha pinched my finger that was placed on my lap under the counter.
When I looked at her surprised, she gave me a slight smile.
——–Seems like she has read my feelings.
I was so embarrassed I turned my head but Akiha just gave an innocent look and casually took back her hand.
With that, Sudo picked up the cup on the counter and took a sip of water. Fortunately, the exchange under the counter went unnoticed.
“I have told Shuji that I need around ten days to think about it…….he confessed to me on 6th date so I have to do it until 16th. I am not able to give answer right away….. but I see, so you two agree”
After that Sudo gulped down the water in her glass and said,
“Thank you……I will think about it some more”
“If you have any more problems, please contact me.”
“Thank you. I feel so much better now. You’ve been a big help…….I’m going a bit for the restroom.”
After saying that, Sudo left his seat and walked to the back of the store.
After I saw her back disappearing behind the door,
“………so that’s what this is about!”
I let out a sigh of relief as the tension dissipated somewhat.
“I was wondering what was troubling her so much but I see, so it was about confession. Still though, I think it’s fine if it’s Shuji…..what more one would want….”
After slurping down the rest of her noodles, Akiha squinted her eyes.
She put her chopsticks down and pondered for a moment……before reaching for the thin glass cup deliberately.
“However…….I think it’s surely is a difficult problem”
She said, tracing the edge of the cup with her fingertip.
“…….is that so?”
“…….Once you are friends with someone, you know…..”
I wonder why but….the expression on her face looks oddly desperate.
It was as if she was expressing her own feelings…. And I couldn’t take my eyes off of it.
And then, she said,
“If the relationship break due to this, someone….will be very, very hurt….. because of it”
The way she said it startled me awfully.
“……..of course, I still think it’s better to convey your feelings upfront. That’s why…..I want to support both Shuji-kun and Itsuka-chan….. although I don’t know what the outcome will be…”
“Well, that’s right”
That was all I was able to reply.
I’m sure I don’t fully understand the meaning of her words or the feelings she put into them.
That’s why I didn’t want to say anything rash.
I didn’t want to say something irresponsible, pretending to understand.
The store was filled with the sound of a large pot of boiling water, steam, and an unnatural silence.
Even as a pair of lovers.
Even when you have become boyfriend and girlfriend, you can’t know everything about your partner’s feelings.
Only now I realised such an obvious thing.
“…….You two are friends of Itsuka-chan, right?”
Suddenly someone called out to us from the counter.
Looking at it, the middle aged shopkeeper whose hair has almost turned all gray, was looking here with a smile and wrinkles all over his face.
“…….y-yes….. that’s right”
As I nodded nervous, the owner continued to wrap the wontons, and said a hushed voice,
“That girl, although she is a regular here but she usually comes here when she’s really depressed.”
Shopkeeper nodded with a face that looked like a grandfather caring for a grandchild.
“Like hindering her friend romance because she said something unnecessary or and last month or so
“For example, how her unnecessary advice caused problems in her friends’ love life or the recent example last month, how she hadn’t noticed the feeling of the girl she was getting along with at all. She talked about them whenever she came, eat ramen and then return”
I didn’t know that.
I never knew she has such a part for her, who always shows a cheerful face or not showing any gloomy feeling. Of course, I noticed that Sudo is a kind and sensitive person…. However, the fact that she often came here and ate ramen alone was a bit unexpected.
And then I realized that abruptly…..
The part shopkeeper said “not realising the feeling of friend”……maybe it was about Akiha and Haruka, two personalities.
“…….but why are you telling us this?”
“Well, somehow I was just worried”
“The girl who has always come here alone suddenly brought her friends with her this time. I was wondering maybe she was at her limit carrying all that herself alone…..my bad for saying this out of blue”
“You guys are probably important friends for Itsuka-chan. So if you say you are her friend then I’m sure you guys might be nice people. That’s why……”
The owner grinned once more and said,
“If possible, I hope you can help her”
[——-Did you hear from Sudo?]
Shuji asked this straightforwardly, at the beginning in the call.
“Yes…….I heard it”
I answered as I lay on my bed and stared at the fluorescent lights on the ceiling.
The dazzling light was quickly burned into my eyes, and every time I blinked, the afterimage on my retina glittered with rainbow colors.
[I see, that’s right…..]
Shuji said, and exhaled deeply behind his phone.
[In that case, the story is quick….]
It was a little after 8 p.m. when I finished my dinner that I received the call from Shuji.
I closed the page of my exchange diary that I had been writing and started talking to him.
[…….what did you think, Yano-kun?]
Shuji asked nervously.
[Was Sudo annoyed that I confessed to her out of nowhere?]
“……..Hmm, I will not say she looks annoyed. However it did caused her to worry about”
[I see, so she’s worried after all]
“That’s true but I think it’s because she consider Shuji as someone important”
“…….. what’s the matter?”
[Ah, sorry……I was a bit surprised hearing this from Yano-kun without making fun of me at all]
[….. What’s with that? Well I do think it can’t be helped I guess]
I myself still sometimes feel uncomfortable with my [unmade self].
When I think of how much my character development affects me and the people around me, I feel as if another person has been born inside me without my knowing it.
“As for me, I’m a bit surprised that Shuji is anxious. I thought you’d be more poised”
[I very much like that as well but…..]
Shuji gave a small laugh behind the phone.
[But I’m afraid that’s not going to happen. So, yes……]
And then Shuji paused for a moment, as if hesitating.
[…….. Frankly, I would be happy if you could lend me your assistance as friends. I feel like perhaps the result will be decided from here on in one push. I would be glad if you can support me in making Sudo say Ok]
Thinking about it, I gave a small nod.
Sudo was the same but Shuji seems to have been emotionally cornered.
They have been in close proximity to each other for over a decade. It’s probably inevitable because this is about to change.
If that’s the case—then I guess there’s only one answer for me.
Holding the phone in my hand, I took a deep breath and said,
“I’m sorry, I can’t do that”
I replied this clearly to Shuji.
Shuji’s voice was as if something unbelievable has been told.
[……..why is that so…..]
“We were consulted by Sudo……. that’s why we can’t help Shuji as friends”
———–For Sudo is also my important friend.
There’s no way I could suggest a potential boyfriend to Sudo just because of [Friendly relationship].
After being silent for a while which was rare for Shuji,
He muttered, looking dejected.
[…. that’s also right. Sorry for my selfish wish]
“Yeah, that’s why…..”
While saying———I took a look at the photo of us four taken from purikura(photo booth) in commemoration of my relationship with Akiha.
And then I looked at the picture I had stuck on the inside of my phone’s case.
The picture is of me, Akiha, Shuji and Sudo with big smiles on their faces——-
Some of the photos were taken when Akiha switched to Haruka after a gap of time———
“I will, of my own volition, recommend Shuji to Sudo.”
“It’s not because Shuji asked me to lend my support as a friend. It’s because I want to help my friend who is struggling to find the best answer…….I’m going to recommend the best answer I can think of. That is, I think it would be better to go out with Shuji.”
————If it’s Shuji, I seriously think he can make her happy.
It’s without exaggeration. It’s not every day that two people look so good together.
Beside———its also for Sudo.
Although she’s not aware of it herself, I have the feeling Sudo has considerable favor towards Shuji.
If that’s the case, then as their best friend. With my own violation, I will recommend Shuji to Sudo.
Said Shuji, with a deep sigh mingled.
“Thank you so much, really. It gave me courage being told that by Yano-kun”
“I’m glad then. I hope it can repay for Shuji’s kindness even for a bit”
We chit-chatted for a while after that and ended the call.
A lot of things have happened.
I took the phone away from my ear and connected it to the charger. As I feel the ringing in my right ear after a long call, I think about the obvious.
To be honest———I’ve had my hands full with myself lately.
Meeting with someone who has a dual personality, and then falling in love with one person and becoming friends with another personality on the other hand.
Even if I say that, I was surprised at the manga-like situation myself.
Even without such a dramatic situation, we all wish for something in our lives, fall in love which in the end blooms into lots of Tales.
Each one of them was an important and lovely story, and when I thought about it, I felt as if I would be swallowed up by the flood of emotions contained in the total number of pages of stories hidden in this world.
I got up from the bed and went to my study desk, to the exchange diary I had been writing.
The diary had started the day I became friends with Haru, and now, two months later, it was still going on between the three of us.
Compared to the past, there were more times when the diary would stop in someone’s hands for a few days.
Nevertheless, this diary is still an important means of communication for us.
And then I began to write from where I left.
I was curious about Haruka’s entry on the day I and Akiha began to date.
————I have been thinking about a lot of things lately.
————like since I was born, there is a lot of time to think about what I should do from now on.
————Since I have been hiding from the world until just now, I am at a loss there wondering what I should do.
Haruka has been making a kind of brooding expression lately.
If she is thinking about her future life.
And if she decided on something——
I don’t know why but I had the premonition that our relationship will change greatly.
I want to support her if something is troubling her.
As a close friend, I want to aid her to the best of my abilities.
But I wonder what is awaiting us on the road ahead.
Thinking about it so far———I suddenly decided on something.
“…… that’s right”
And then I picked up my phone that was lying on my desk.
I began to send consultation messages to [Minase] accounts on the line.
Shiki : [Do you have free time around the 9th or 10th of this month?]
(T/N : Shiki is Main charcater first name. Yano Shiki. Yano is surname)
8th June (Friday), Haruka
Today, after school, I hung out with Kana-chan and Saya-chan at Saya-chan’s house!
Oh, Kana-chan and Saya-chan are two friends I’ve recently made!
They’re both in the handicraft club, and ever since they know out about me, they’ve been wanting to hang out with me.
This is the first time something like this has happened to me, so I almost cried when they said that.
They taught me some handicrafts, which were also very fun!
I had never thought that such a day would come in my life until just a while ago, not at all.
I hope I can make something for Yano-kun and Akiha someday, too.
Don’t get your hopes too high though when you are waiting.
Ah, I’m looking forward to this week!
I wonder what will happen.
I hope things go well for Sudo-san and Shuji-kun.
I will have to work hard too………!
T/N : Sorry for the delay guys. That’s why bonus chapter. I will add V2 illustration in couple days.
2. And as you can see, V2 main focus is side charcater Shuji and Sudo but fear not, it’s not completely about them. This vol will unravel how Mc Yano and Akiha’s relationship is progressing (specially Akiha aggressiveness to progress thier relationship), each side thoughts and not to forget Haruka-chan.