I’m gonna live with you not because my parents left me their debt but because I like you. - Chapter 117
Chapter 117: Meiwadai High School’s Annual Spring Event
During Spring, Meiwadai High School was somewhat busy. The first thing was the trial period for new students that would start today. This was a week of war in which all clubs, both athletic and cultural, did everything in their power to secure members and compete for them. If any club was defeated in this battle, it might be shut down, so all clubs were desperate.
The second was a ball game held at the beginning of May. The boys would play soccer, the girls basketball, and this sports festival would be held in a tournament format regardless of grade… It was the second biggest event after the cultural festival and it was held for over two days, so you could see how serious it was.
“Well, I think everyone knows that the main purpose of this ball game tournament is to unite new classes and deepen friendship with new students…, well… I’d like us to aim for first place anyway, but what do you think?”
In the morning HR, our homeroom teacher, Fujimoto-sensei, leaned forward from the teacher’s table and asked us. As expected of a track and field advisor who knew the whole country (class). I didn’t know he wanted to win the ball game as well. By the way, last year, we boys lost our first game against a third-year team that had several seniors on the soccer team. The women’s team lost around the third round, despite Nikaido’s successful plays.
“The boys have Yoshizumi and Higure. And there’s also Motegi from the baseball team, so we have a lot of athletic guys. The girls also have Nikaido and Hitotsuba, the undeniable aces of the basketball team. I think we can aim for the championship if we plan our strategy well, so what do you think!?”
No, I don’t care if you ask me what I think, Sensei. Why are you even more motivated than the students in the first place?
“Hmm? What, Kaede?”
While I was thinking about why Fujimoto-sensei was so motivated, Kaede, who was sitting to my left, whispered to me as she gently moved her desk closer. What’s the matter?
“I want to see you looking cool, Yuya-kun. I’ll do my best to support you.”
She whispered in my ear. My motivation switch was swiftly turned on as I was mesmerized by her prodigally angelic smile. If Kaede is cheering me on, I can’t help but be super motivated!
” … Hey, Shinji.”
I lightly kicked the chair of my best friend sitting in front of me. The corner of Shinji’s mouth lifted as he looked back at me, apparently also having been told something by his favorite girlfriend. His eyes were burning. Then it was decided.
“Sensei! Let’s go for it, for the win! Shinji and I are maxed out on motivation!”
“Oh, oh! Well, Yoshizumi and Higure, you say so! What about the others!?”
Fujimoto-sensei, who was suddenly very excited, blasted the other boys, but they couldn’t seem to decide what to do. Even Motegi from the baseball team, who was in the same class as last year, seemed unsure.
“Everyone, let’s try our best to win! I’ll do my best to cheer you on!”
Kaede’s words of support ignited the hearts of the male students. Raising your fist to the sky and shouting, ‘Let’s do it!’. They were kind of too simple, if I do say so myself.
“If we’re going to do this, let’s aim to win the championship for both men and women! Right, Nikaido-san!?”
“Eh, me? Well, I’m going to play, so I want to win, but… Is Hitotsuba-san going to play too?”
“Of course. Since we’re going to play, let’s go all out to win.”
Kaede smiled fearlessly. She seemed to be full of confidence, but will she be alright? Nikaido’s athleticism was honestly outstanding. I was also taken aback when I saw her in gym class.
“Well, I hope Hitotsuba-san will give it her all. This could be a real shot at the championship… Oh, but for that, do you need Yoshizumi’s support?”
Don’t flaunt your fresh prince smile. Everyone’s gonna get a thrill out of it. Aside from that, if Kaede was going to give it her all in the basketball game, I would cheer her on until my voice dies. That’s a given, isn’t it?
“With Yuya-kun’s support, I’m like a hundred-men strong! I’ll even give it 120% and show you that I can win the championship!”
“You’re so dependable. At this rate, I’ll be able to make up for last year. I’ll be counting on you, Yoshizumi.”
“I’ll give you all the support you need. I wish Nikaido good luck too.”
Nikaido was so cool that I couldn’t help but admire the way she played basketball. I couldn’t wait to see what kind of chemical reaction would occur when she and Kaede teamed up and played with all their might.
“… How sly of you.”
” … Yuya-kun’s a cheater.”
I received a double punch of Kaede’s pouting face and Nikaido’s glazed eyes. Why!? I mean, a cheater!? I don’t think that statement is right, Kaede!
“We’ve got this match. If we win the men’s and women’s championships this year, the Yakiniku meat will be ours!”
As I was pondering this, Fujimoto-sensei was suddenly overcome with emotion as he let out a victory yell. What the h**l’s with you, I was so surprised!?
I later found out that the second year teachers were going to buy the homeroom teacher of the class that won this ball game a plate of grilled meat. He says that was why he fired us up.
“All right… if you win, the teacher will treat everyone to grilled meat. What? Wouldn’t that be nice?”
Is that okay with you? If the teacher treats the whole class to yakiniku, he’ll be the only one who loses. But I guess the teachers were having fun with the ball game, too.
“Fufu. It’s still a little while away, but let’s try our best to win, Yuya-kun!”
“Yeah, I guess so. I can’t lose with Kaede cheering me on, you know. I’ll go for the victory with all my might.”
“I can take a lot of pictures and videos of the cool Yuya-kun… guhehe.”
I might have been premature.
Translated by: Riciel
Edited by: Arya