1. Directly into the brain
『”Let’s make a deal”』
Such words flowed into the boy’s mind.
『”If you tell me the answer to this question, after school today, a beautiful girl will treat you to a fried chicken at a convenience store. So, give me the answer to this question…”』
『”Who cares! Think it yourself.”』
While dismissing such words, the boy continued to solve the problem in front of him.
In a class at a school. The mid-term test was currently underway there.
『”Gununu… is a fried chicken, not enough? No way, you mean, you want a set? the one with potatoes?”』
『”For now, you should stop thinking that I will accept this transaction in the end.”』
『”Urgh, I can’t help it then….. I understand. There is no other way, I need to make some sacrifice after all. Alright, let’s add croquettes.”』
『”Hey you, didn’t you hear what I just said?“』
The boy was amazed and sighed at the owner of the voice.
『”In the first place, I’m not that clever. It’s meaningless to copy my answers.”』
『”Hmm, don’t worry about that. I’m confident that you’re smarter than me!!』
『”How could you say that so proudly… anyway, it’s useless to hear the answers now.”』
『”What? What do you mean….”』
『”Well, the chime is already ringing”』
A moment when the words were transmitted to the owner of the voice, a chime at the end of the test sounds.
After that, a scream rang in his head, but the boy decided to ignore it.
There was a ‘Fairy’ in this school.
Yuri Shirasawa… She had a beautiful appearance that could be said as the number one in this class, no, in this school,
Clear white skin with long brown hair. Her body was well-shaped. A slender body that was probably everyone longed for. And above all, she was always expressionless and rarely speak. No, it might be safe to say that she was just a ‘silent girl’.
However, she had a mysterious atmosphere that somehow attracted other people.
Perhaps, that was the reason everyone called her, ‘Fairy’, behind her back.
And now, several students were surrounding her.
“Hey, hey, Shirasawa-san. We’re going to a karaoke place after the test, won’t you go with us?”
“Look, we rarely talked right? I mean, we’re in the same class, so we think about deepening friendship with each other.”
“Let’s go together! Okay? Come with us! Please!!”
As expected of those who were in the upper ranks of the class caste. Even though they were classmates, and even if they weren’t so close with the girl, they dared to invite her to hang out together with a calm face…
As expected of extroverts.
The boy ――― Atsushi Yamagami was watching such a situation.
Atsushi Yamagami was now a quite famous student at school.
It wasn’t because he was being bullied. He was simply being avoided. Well, that might be a kind of bullying, but he was avoided out of fear rather than disgust.
The reason was, that he was in the hospital for about three weeks last month.
The reason he was hospitalized was, that he had a fight with several students from other schools, and as a result, not only he but all the other students were hospitalized. That alone were enough problems already, but what was even more troublesome was the cause of the fight.
People said that the cause of it was because Atsushi Yamagami stalked a girl student at another school and assaulted the girl. In retaliation for that, he got caught in group violence.
Even though it’s not true…
In the first place, if that were the case, he couldn’t come to the school normally. He would be going to the juvenile detention center or, at best, transferring to another school.
It was true that he had a fight with several boys from other schools, and was hospitalized as a result. However, the cause of the fight was completely different, and Atsushi had never hit a girl in the first place.
But as expected, rumors were a kind of entertainment.
People were willing to spread it, especially if it had nothing to do with them or their surroundings. Even more so if the rumors were about the misery or contempt of others.
That said, in this case, Atsushi was sent to the hospital, not only himself but all the other people too. Therefore, although it was just a rumor, other students in the school wouldn’t want to have anything to do with him because the people that he sent to a hospital might come for revenge.
Well, it’s fine. I don’t have to do anything troublesome
Originally, he wasn’t that good at socializing with other people, rather he found it troublesome.
Even though he didn’t feel good being seen with strange eyes, he thought that it was better than hanging out somewhere with his classmates.
Alright, since school is over, let’s go shopping for dinner on the way back home
When Atushi stood up, Shirasawa suddenly glanced at him. Their eyes met. However, Atsushi tried to leave without caring about it.
At that moment.
『”WAIT A MINUTEEeee!!!』
Atsushi heard a voice.
No, to be exact, an echo in his head. The voice was loud enough to echo in his head. This voice could only be heard in Atsushi’s head. In fact, no one else was aware of the voice.
『”When you see a person in a big pinch, are you really going to ignore it? look the other way and leave it alone? Are you still a human being?!!』
The voice sounded like a taunt.
On the other hand, Atsushi, while looking at Yuri Shirasawa, spoke in his heart.
『”Seriously, Don’t scream. It echoes in my head. Or rather, where is ‘the big pinch’ you’re talking about? You’re just invited to hang out. Just say OK already and go with them.”』
『”No, no, no, No!!! I, who is the incarnation of otaku nerd… go to a karaoke place with extroverts like them? Do you think I want to go to hell?!! Even if I go, what should I sing? You want me to sing the opening song of the masked hero that is on TV at 8 a.m. on Sunday and die?!!”』
『”Who cares! Ah, By the way, that program is at 9 a.m.”』
『”Shut up!!! Anyway, please help meee~. Going somewhere with these extroverts, it’s absolutely impossible for meee～. Ah, if you help me, I’ll do anything you sayyy～. Specifically, I’ll cook food in a naked apron for youuu~”』
『”Oi, oi, didn’t you just say something ridiculous. Well, I’m sure there’s a guy out there who demands his classmate to be in a naked apron. Anyway, if you’re so active like this, why do you hate going out with them so much?”』
『”Eh, isn’t it natural? Rather than hanging out with these strangers, playing with Atsushi-san is more interesting and not boring.”』
『”What do you mean by ‘playing with me’, huh? I’m not your toy! Enough.”』
『”Aaaaー!! I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I was getting carried away. It’s my fault. I’ll kneel down naked later so please forgive me, and please do something with this situatiooonnn!!!』
Atsushi sighed involuntarily at the desperate call, turned around, and approached the people surrounding Shirasawa.
“――― Sorry guys, she has a plan with me already.”
Atsushi’s words made everyone surprised.
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