Only the princess of the school notices me, who almost does not exist - EP12. A gift from the princess
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- Only the princess of the school notices me, who almost does not exist
- EP12. A gift from the princess
Hello, Ladies and Gentlemen. It’s me Ebato Ren.
It was December, and the weather was getting colder. I had been going to school without any warm clothes, but as expected it was getting really cold.
So, wanting something warm, I took out my wallet and bought coffee from a vending machine. As I thought, coffee was a good thing… Warm and tasty.
So, as I was heading home, I drank the coffee to warm up.
A little while after I came back home, the intercom suddenly rang. The unnoticeable me had a pretty good idea who it was, but… if it wasn’t me, it’d be a problem.
… I mean, usually before opening the door you look at the caller through the intercom first, right? But because I’m so unnoticeable, it was a habit of first opening the door and then looking at who it was at the door.
Being such a fool, I opened the door.
“…Yo. Why are you here?”
As I expected, Shirakawa Sayo, the “princess” of the school, was standing behind the door.
Looks like she came here straight from the school… On top of her uniform, she was wearing a coat, a scarf, and gloves to keep the cold away. I was so jealous that I didn’t have many winter clothes.
I gave a blunt “Yo” and Sayo, with a smile, returned “Hello.” Then, she held up a palm-sized object and opened her mouth.
“I found an Ebato-san student ID in a nearby vending machine, so I came to return it.”
Ha-, can’t be.
It was indeed my student ID that was held up.
My student ID was usually in the right pocket of my pants, along with my wallet. I must have dropped it when I bought the coffee earlier… what a blunder.
“Oh, sorry. Thanks for going out of your way to give me this back.”
As expected, I have to thank you for returning me my lost item. After receiving my student ID, I temporarily put it in my plain skinny jeans’ right pocket.
… Now that I think about it, if someone else had picked it up, I probably wouldn’t have a student ID for the rest of my life, right?
That was a close call…
“No, it’s fine. I am happy that I was able to find it. Well, okay, bye.”
Sayo understood this too, and smiled at me in a slightly different way. Then, she turned to go back to her apartment next door.
“Your birthday is tomorrow, isn’t it?…”1This was written in very small font to mimic the whispering.
I thought I heard Sayo mutter to herself. I couldn’t hear her. Well, it doesn’t matter. Uncaring, I closed the door.
The next day.
I “happened” to be cooking today, so as I promised, I would be blessing her room today.
I was so kind.
“Thank you today again. You’re so very helpful.”
“I just “happened” to make it “today”.”
I casually corrected her, and Sayo weirdly laughed.
“… Oh, that reminds me…”
Saya, who seemed to have suddenly remembered something, said, “Please wait a moment,” and disappeared into the back of the room, leaving me outside her door.
Wai-, whoa, whoa, whoa… I’m pretty cold here without my coat, okay?
I rubbed my arms in the cold and after a while, Saya came back with some kind of package. As she held out the package to me, she gave me a big smile.
“Happy birthday. This is a present to thank you for always sharing with me!”
I couldn’t hide my surprise at the sudden way she said that.
… No, wait a minute, before that.
“… How do you know that today is my birthday?”
Today is December 7th…, the day the world is buzzing about the release of a popular game.
But at the same time, it’s also my birthday.
However, I haven’t told anyone about my birthday yet.
… No, it’s because I don’t have anyone to tell, that’s why I can’t tell in the first place.
But that’s beside the point.
I was going to celebrate alone later, looking at the gifts my relatives had given me…
While I thought that with wide eyes and mouth agape, Sayo held up her index finger.
“Yesterday, I found your student ID, right? When I checked the name, it also had your birthday date written in it.”
It is true that our school’s student ID contains a lot of important personal information. So, if you lose it, it can be quite dangerous.
“So, I thought I’d give you a gift, since you’ve always been so good to me.”
“Oh… It’s fine.”
She and I don’t have any other contact with each other except for the fact that I give her food, so I don’t see any reason to celebrate.
“Well, it’s an occasion. Please take it.”
“Okay… Thank you.”
Giving up, I took the package, and it wasn’t like I couldn’t thank her for the gift.
Alone, in my room.
While I stuffed my mouth with cake, I thought about Sayo’s present.
I was in a bit of a hurry to finish eating my cake. But it doesn’t matter, …, as soon as I finished eating, I took off the gift wrapping.
“… Oh, thank goodness for this.”
Inside were a navy blue scarf and black gloves.
It felt good to the touch, and even though I would choose a larger size, I could still fit my hands in them.
And, as I said yesterday, I didn’t have any winter clothes, so I was very thankful.
I’ll have to thank her again next time.
After that, I decided to hang my new winter clothes near my school uniform.