5. Please don’t privatize the room too much
Atsushi asked one question here.
“Hey, I thought this since yesterday, but can you really use this room without permission?”
『”Ah, it’s okay. This room, it’s my club room here, you know?”』
Yuri simply said so.
She had been in tears until a while ago, but after she got a side dish of Atsushi’s lunch, she returned to normal.
Really, she has a lot of disappointing aspects…
But for now, I’ll leave it.
“Club room…? What kind of club?”
『”Light Novel Research Club”』
“Seriously? Was there even such a club in this school?”
『”Well, there’s almost no publicity for this club. I mean, all you’ll be doing here is writing… and writing… and writing a light novel every day.”』
“Well, of course, right. I mean, it’s a light novel research club after all.”
『”But, I’m the only one who comes here.”』
Atsushi unintentionally asked a question to the words that he could not leave alone.
『”Firstly, there are only a few members. And each one writes at their own home. Because it’s distracting to have others around.”』
Sure, when you wanted to concentrate on your work, you might want to do it individually. Also, since it was an activity that needed creativity. Even a little sound would be annoying.
But even so…
“I see, But I’m surprised that there’s actually a club activity…”
『”For the time being, our club put out a light novel for the school festival every year. Other than me, they’re doing club activities properly. They write one volume every month.”』
“Except you…? Is it okay for you to not write?”
『”Because I specialize in reading. So, my job is to give feedback and evaluate it. On the contrary, I’m asked not to write a light novel, you know? They said that, if I’m not good at managing my train of thought, I might not be able to go out from the author’s position.”』
In other words, she would always be in the position of the reader.
Certainly, when you wanted to get feedback, it might be better coming from a person who just read, than the person who also made it. After all, the author was making it for the reader. Readers might be able to point out things that the author didn’t understand or be confused about.
『”That’s why except me, they rarely come here. In addition, as a condition for joining club activities, I’ve also obtained consent to use this place as I like. So, no matter what I do here, I’m free. Besides, except for the monthly meeting, I can get out of class early every day. It’s a wonderful club activity for me!”』
“It’s not something you should proudly say…..”
Well, she didn’t say it with her mouth, but… Still, the words came into my head…
Atsushi wanted to sigh hearing what Yuri said in his brain.
Yuri’s facial expression was hardly changed. Although she sometimes laughed and cried, it didn’t change her facial expression much.
However, the problem was her true personality.
She wasn’t good at socializing. Moreover, she had a clear dislike and hate for those who were called ‘Extroverts”. And in one glance, she looked like a silent girl who had a mysterious atmosphere, even though in fact, she just hated talking by mouth.
If this true identity of the mysterious beautiful girl, who could be said as number one or two at the school, ever known to others, everyone would be stunned.
『”Oh, that’s right. Atsushi-san”』
『”Hmm? Perhaps, do you hate, being called by your name?”』
“No, that’s not the case …”
Atsushi, who had never been called by name, not even his classmates ever did that… for a girl to call him by name, he couldn’t help but be confused for a moment.
“Ah sorry. Anyway, what is it?”
『”So, it’s just a suggestion, but how about having lunch here? No one else can find you here, and it doesn’t matter even if it rains like today.”
It was a proposal that Atsushi hoped for.
Considering not only the rain like today but also the weather in the future, he would like to spend a lunch break indoors if he could.
“Is it okay? This place is kind of like, your sanctuary, isn’t it? Also, aren’t you in here like this because you want to be alone?”
『”How rude. I’m not in the club room because I want to be alone. I’m here so that those insolent extroverts who like to disturb me, won’t find me.”
Yuri cursed at them from the bottom of her heart.
You could say that, for her, “Extrovert” was the type of person she really hated.
『”Of course, there are exchange conditions. that is……”』
“What? You want me to be play games with you?”
『”What!? Why you… No way, so, Atsushi-san, you also have the ability to read someone’s mind…!!?”』
“Of course not?”
Naturally, Atsushi could guess that much from the flow so far.
And so, he carefully examined the conditions.
I want to spend my lunch break alone, that’s for sure. But now there is no other place than here where I can spend time comfortably, especially in school.
If so, there is only one answer.
“Okay… well, if it’s just that much, I don’t mind.”
In this way, a strange connection was formed between the most beautiful girl in school and the most hated person in school.
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