My Fiancée is a Cool-Headed, Peerless Angel - Chapter 44
Chapter 44: Filming with my Fiancée
We were told that the place they wanted us to film at was the library, so we moved from the club building to the special classroom building.
Shiori and I came to the library on the second floor of the special classroom building.
I didn’t know this because I’m in the going-home club and I generally like to go home quickly, but surprisingly, the library was sparsely populated with students.
It wasn’t even the time before a test, but you could see quite some people studying or simply just reading quietly.
“Come to think of it, you don’t go to the library, do you, Shiori?”
“It’s not in my character.”
“No… it’s very much in your character…”
How can a girl who regularly reads books with her headphones on say it’s not in her character…?
I guess that doesn’t matter now――. Anyway, I have to get permission to begin filming.
To be precise, I’ve already gotten permission to film, but I need to tell the library committee that I’m going to film now.
That’s why I called out to a member of the library committee at the reception desk, “Excuse me.” At the desk I saw the face of a female student that I knew.
My classmate, Hina Nakano, was sitting there.
“Isshiki-kun and―― Nanasegawa-san?”
“Ah, by the way, Nakano-san is on the library committee, right?”
“That’s tough. Do you work at the reception desk every day?”
When I asked, Nakano-san denied it with a giggle.
“It’s not every day. I work in shifts. But I can read books and it’s a good way to pass the time.”
“Nakano-san likes books, huh.”
“Fufu~ I’m actually an e-book reader. But I guess printed books aren’t bad either.”
She gave me a friendly smile, then looked at me and Shiori and asked, “Could it be――”.
I gave a wry smile and denied it.
“No way. And I wouldn’t go to the trouble of choosing an on-campus site for a date.”
“――That’s true, too.”
It seems that she was easily convinced. Touma would have persisted in asking me further, but this is actually normal.
“Touma――Rikudo asked us to help him out today. With the film studies club.”
“Ah, I heard. They’re filming today――.”
Nakano-san asks me in a quiet voice, “Hey, hey,” as if she’s talking in my ear.
“Isn’t Isshiki-kun close friends with Rikudo-kun?”
“How is it really?”
“Rikudo-kun and Sumire-chan――are they dating?”
I was a little happy to hear that. It seems that I’m not the only one who thinks they’re suspicious after all.
“I’m sorry――. I really don’t know anything about it――but it is suspicious, isn’t it?”
I don’t know how my words came across to her, but it seems that Nakano-san thought I was an onlooker just like her.
“It’s very suspicious. They spend a lot of time together, and call each other by their first names. They’re in the same club too. It’s almost like they’re dating already.”
“I’ve tried to trick him to answer the question before too――but each time his reaction is always slightly different…”
“Is that so… When I asked Sumire-chan about it, she blushed a little and said, ‘We’re not dating’.”
“So they’re not going out huh…”
“It’s suspicious right…”
“It is suspicious…”
As we both crossed our arms and pondered the love affairs of the people around us, Nakano-san said to me, “Speaking of suspicious”.
“Are you two dating?”
“Earlier? When I asked you if you two were dating, you didn’t say you weren’t.”
“Ahahaー. There’s no way I-I am going out with Shio―― Nanasegawa-san.”
“But you know what? Then why did they ask you two to help them?”
“Well, Isshiki-kun would know, right? Because he’s good friends with Rikudo-kun. But are Nanasegawa-san and the film studies club members close?”
“That’s because Nanasegawa is beautiful and picturesque.”
When I said that, Nakano-san simply agreed with me, “That’s true.”
“――W-We’ll be shooting then.”
I feel like I’m going to get my head ripped off if I keep talking, so let’s get on with the shooting.
“Ah, yes. Go ahead.”
I asked Nakano-san’s permission and said, “We’ll be going then,” to which she replied in a good mood, “Yes.”
I called out to the people in the library, and they all nodded like chickens, so I got ready to film.
I took out the script that Natsuki-senpai had given me.
It’s an exaggeration to call it a script――it’s more like a memo with a couple lines written on it.
“That’s it for the lines. ――I’ll just film the scenery in the library first. In the meantime, I want you to memorize your lines.”
I set up the video camera that Touma gave me and filmed the scenery in the library.
It’s shot by an amateur who doesn’t know anything about filming. So, let’s let the editing do the rest of the work.
I finished filming and went back to Shiori.
“You got it?”
“Yeah. Shall we do it then?”
I’m a little worried, but Shiori is a beautiful girl who can do housework, play sports, and study well after all. Her acting――well, her acting skills aren’t needed for this shoot. And she seems to be able to handle explaining things in front of the camera without any supposed difficulty.
“Well then, ready. 3, 2――”
After making a “1” with my fingers, I clenched my fist and pressed the camera’s shoot button.
“Coco ha toshoshitsu desu!” [ TLN:「ココハトショシツデス！」which means, “This is the library,” and sounded like a robot(I don’t know how to make it robot-like, sorry). ]
I stop the camera.
“You’re Pepper-kun1 Pepper is a semi-humanoid robot manufactured by SoftBank Robotics in Japan!”
“I know you! I mean, he speaks a little more fluently than you do too!”
“I’m not happy with being compared to a machine.”
“It’s the younger students who have to watch this film.”
“That was just a warm-up. The next one is going to be the real deal.”
“I’ll get her next time.”
“Who are you fighting here?”
“That’s a cool thing to say.”
Back in position, Shiori took a deep breath and looked like an athlete challenging a world record.
“Kyokyoha, to-toshoshichu――” [TLN: 「キョキョハ、ト、トショシチュ――」which means “T-This is the l-library room” ]