It turns out that I have a fiancee, but she is the famous "villainess" of the school. What should I do? - Episode 41
- It turns out that I have a fiancee, but she is the famous "villainess" of the school. What should I do?
- Episode 41 - I bet the most miserable one are the juniors
After Tomomi’s abrupt declaration, “I’m breaking ties with Ryoko!”, I went to the rooftop following Mizuho’s request which said “Lunch break, rooftop.” This is totally a bullying call, isn’t it? Wait. Wasn’t Mizuho my junior?
“… Now, spit it out, Hiroyuki-senpai.”
“… I’m innocent.”
“I don’t think so. Tomomi and Ryoko are my seniors, you know? There’s no way those two would go so far as to break ties. But they really did break ties, you know? If that’s the case, Hiroyuki-senpai is the only probable one at fault!”
“Why? In what world does that make it my fault?”
As I turned my head, Mizuho let out a sigh of exasperation. What’s with the sigh?
“Nothing. I just think that you’re a lukewarm idiot. Which is worse than simply being insensitive. Well, I don’t care about that! But really, please do something about those two! Tomomi-senpai, she was sending me messages until 3 a.m. last night! I was in a daze all morning!”
“… Poor you.”
It’s pitiful, yes… I feel sorry for them… But, I mean, they fight all the time, not all the time per se, but they do fight a lot, don’t they?
“The fights themselves are so vigorous that I wonder how they can fight so much, but this is the first time I’ve actually heard a declaration of a break of ties from their fight. Also by the way, Ryoko-senpai has contacted Akane. Akane also said that she was forced to stay up pretty late because of her.”
“Well, that’s just the way it’s always been.”
Whenever Ryoko and Tomomi have a fight, Ryoko complains to Akane and Tomomi complains to Mizuho. The two, who have known each other for a long time,often just dismiss their ramblings with a “Yes, yes”. I’m not sure who has the longer relationship though.
“And even then, those hours were crazy! This time it’s serious! Hey!”
Saying that, Mizuho turned her gaze to me― to the side of me.
“I don’t know anything about your relationship so I can’t comment… Besides, why did you call me here in the first place?”
Kiryu, who was asked to join the conversation, looks at me with a weary gaze. Yes, I know how you feel. Well, Mizuho said, ‘Please bring Kiryu-senpai, too,’ so I brought her too.
“Well, I heard that you were at the scene of the fight between Tomomi-senpai and Ryoko-senpai. Also, Hiroyuki-senpai! Why wasn’t I invited to Ryoko-senpai’s lunch day?! I missed out on eating her meal, you know?!
“I don’t know…”
Don’t ask me that… Ryoko made it, and there’s no way I can ask you to come eat without her permission.
“Gugugu, she probably thinks that I’m in the Tomomi faction, so it’s unlikely that I’d be invited again.”
What does that even mean? As I let out a sigh at Mizuho’s daft words, Kiryu raised her hand in a reserved manner.
“This may seem out of the topic but..”
“Does she have her own faction?”
“But Kamo-san contacted Higashi Kujo-kun’s sister, and Suzuki-san contacted Kawakita-san, didn’t she? By the way, did Kamo-san contact Kawakita-san?”
“No, she hasn’t. Because she knows that Tomomi-senpai is definitely in contact with me, so she doesn’t contact me when they are in a fight.”
“……? It’s not a faction after all, is it?”
There’s no such faction. There’s no faction but…
“AH… well calling it a faction is a bit of an exaggeration, but you know what I mean. A group of friends who are close to each other.”
It’s not uncommon for everyone to be friends with other people in the same group, but… you tend to hang out more with people you are more comfortable with in a group of friends, right? I thought about it, and Kiryu tilted her head.
“…I don’t.. I’ve never had friends.”
“Don’t apologize. It makes me feel worse. And?”
“Ah. You know Mizuho has been playing basketball for a long time now, right? Therefore she’s been hanging out with Tomomi for quite a while.”
“What about your sister?”
“Ryoko takes good care of people. She lives next door, and when Akane was little, she used to follow her around. She was like a big sister to Akane.”
“So, it’s like a group of me, Tomomi Senpai, Akane and Ryoko Senpai, right? Of course, I get along with them, and I even go shopping with Ryoko Senpai, but… I spend much more time with Tomomi Senpai.”
“You guys even go basketball shopping together.”
“Yes, that’s right. I don’t go with Ryoko Senpai to make purchases like that.”
“So, well, Akane and I often hear Tomomi Senpai and Ryoko Senpai complain when they fight… But there’s no need to make such a big deal out of it. Usually, if we lead them well, they’ll reconcile in a few days.”
“… Hey, your sister and Kawakita-san are both younger than them, aren’t they? Why are they the ones guiding them?”
“Mentally, they’re toddlers,”
“Aside from Suzuki-san… Kamo-san too?”
“…That is when they’re together.”
Wait Kiryu, what did you mean by “Aside from Suzuki-san”? Well, you aren’t wrong.
“So yesterday, she didn’t listen to me at all and said ‘I don’t know Ryoko anymore! I don’t want to see her face!” I’ve never seen Tomomi-senpai like that before,what should I do, Hiroyuki-senpai?!”
“… I do not know”
“How can you say such a cold thing?! You’ ve known them since childhood!”
“… That’s right. Higashi Kujo-kun, don’t you think that’s a little cold?
Saying that, Mizuho and Kiryu looked at me coldly… Even if you say that..
“I think they’re just getting a little heated up… I mean, Mizuho. Think about it. Do you think those two can break ties?”
“I know you can’t imagine. They’ve been together for a long time, you know. This time… well, they had a bit of a showy fight, but basically it’s the same as usual, right? So, I’m sure they’ll be fine.”
“I hope it is, but … Akane is also upset, and I am also a little worried about this whole thing. I can’t believe that the two of them would talk about breaking ties.”
“Are you sure everything is alright, Higashi Kujo-kun? You didn’t even intervene and see.”
“Well, if I come in, things will get even more complicated. You probably know that by now, Mizuho.”
“I know… but this time-!”
“Persistent, aren’t we?
That’s because I’ve tried to mediate fights in the past, too, but I’m always told to “Shut up!” almost instantly.
“So, I’m going to keep an open mind this time, too. I’m sure they’ll make up soon enough.”
“I think it’s kind of an uncharacteristic choice coming from you. Since I think you’re someone who normally puts others first.”
“That’s an overstatement. Besides, I’m not always so nice to people.”
“Really? And here I thought half of you was made up of kindness.”
“I’m not some kind of saint. Anyway, as for those two, leave them alone.”
Kiryu and Mizuho looked a little dissatisfied with my words. But after a few moments, Kiryu let out a sigh as if she had given up.
“… Well, if you insist.”
“… I guess so. Whatever, if Hiroyuki-senpai says so.”
At Kiryu’s words, Mizuho reluctantly agrees.
“I’ll take that as a yes. Then we’ve decided on a policy. Let’s have some food for now. I’m hungry.”
“Yeah. Let’s eat.”
After speaking to that point, Mizuho stopped speaking as if she had noticed something. What’s wrong?
“What’s wrong, Kawakita-san?”
“I was just thinking… What was the cause of the fight? I was going to ask Tomomi-senpai, but I completely forgot.”
At Mizuho’s words, Kiryu and I looked at each other.
“”Which are cuter, dogs or cats?””
“It’s dogs and cats. Tomomi is a dog person and Ryoko is a cat person. They talked harmoniously at first, but… things started heating up in the middle, didn’t they?”
“Wa? That’s it?”
“G-Give my SLEEP BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Mizuho’s exclamation echoed on the not so spacious rooftop. Hey, stop! You’re hurting the people around you!
After all the classes were over, and just as I was about to grab my bag to go home, a voice called out to me… It was Tomomi.
“Hiro~. Let’s go home together~”
“Go home together..? You realize we’re no longer neighbors, right?”
“I know. Just until the station.”
“If it’s going to the station, then… wait, what about club?”
“You are… skipping club?”
“Kidding. I overdid it a bit yesterday… so my advisor told me, ‘You’re not allowed to come to club activities tomorrow!’.”
Tomomi laughs awkwardly saying so.
“… Hold it down a little, okay?”
“Forget it! Anyway, Hiro! Come on, let’s go—–”
“–Hiroyuki-chan! Let’s go home together~”
A voice echoed through the classroom, interrupting Tomomi as she spoke. I turned around to see Ryoko, smiling— the edges of her mouth twitching, but still smiling as she approached me.