TN: A new series, that I may do, for now it’s just a teaser.
For this first ch, JC = Joshi Chuugakusei (Middle School Girl)
2. Basketball Club Member JC Sometimes Strange
After completing college classes.
As it was only the 2nd and 3rd periods today, the time was only past 3 pm.
Since I still had time before my part-time job, I decided to do my Friday routine.
After returning home, I went to a nearby park.
Although the peak time of the heat had passed, it was still hot.
So, I took out a towel from my black bag with blue lines and wiped off my sweat.
Just a little more to the destination.
“Ugh. Finally, I’m here.”
At a corner of the park where the plants grew thick and the air was delicious.
It was a basketball ring that was placed there.
“The problem with this world, is that you can’t play sports so easily…”
Even before I was reincarnated, I was pretty fond of sports.
Especially basketball and baseball. Anyway, I’d always liked to move my body.
That was why, I sometimes wanted to do it even after coming to this world, however…
“This region’s sports community is full of women, so it’s a little hard to get in… I wonder if the circles at the university are doing sports properly…”
In the past, I thought of visiting the badminton circle that Koumi was in, but for some reason, Koumi strongly told me not to.
I didn’t have a friend other than her in university, and if she told me so, I thought that I should quit that idea. I had no choice but to obey.
“Well, I can do it here without worrying much, and above all, it’s good that there aren’t many people.”
On weekends, there were many visitors to this park, but on weekdays there were only a few people.
I put my bag on the bench and took out the basketball.
Dropped it on the ground 2 or 3 times to check if the air was still there.
I’d aired it well at home, and it didn’t seem to have a problem.
Right when I was about to hit the first shot of the day towards the ring…
At that time…
“O-Onii-san!!” [TN: Means, Brother]
Right at this moment, I was just taking the form of ‘I just add my left hand’, but in response to the cute voice that came from behind, I looked over.
There, was a girl who looked like she had come to play basketball, holding a ball under her arm.
Short black hair. A beautiful blue flower hairpin was very effective as an accent to her black hair.
Wearing a black t-shirt, which seemed to be easy to move. The pink line on the t-shirt created cuteness and showed femininity
Even though she was only about slightly taller than my chest, she was standing in a way as if she was doing her best to look down on me, but it only made her look cuter.
“To-today is the day I will win! And, the day you will give this place… back to me!”
“You’re here huh～ kid”
“I’m not a kid! Yuka is now a middle school student!!”
This kid……Yuka Maeda, my relationship with her went back to just after I arrived here.
At one time, I really wanted to play basketball, so I bought a ball and searched for a place nearby where I could play basketball, and found this place.
After that, I started coming here more often, but it seemed that Yuka had been playing basketball here in the evening for a long time, so, I had many times to compete with her for the place.
At first, it was a one-sided communication from me, saying,
「”If you like this place, you can use it, I’ll go home.”」.
Then one day, once I thought that our distance had gotten closer, I asked,
「”Do you want to play together?”」
But for some reason, it became
「”Let’s play a match, if you win, you will get the ownership of this place”」
In the first place, it was a public facility, so how could you get ownership of it? Well, Anyway, since then, it became like this.
“To-today, I’m going to have this place returned today…!”
However, I didn’t dislike this kind of exchange with this girl.
“HaHaHa, Little girl, have you ever won against me before~?”
“To-today, I have a secret plan for today!”
When we first met, she was in the 6th grade of elementary school, and now she was in the 1st grade of middle school.
As expected, there should be no reason for me, a first-year university student, to lose.
In the first place, since basketball had an absolute barrier called “height”, it would be basically difficult for Yuka to beat me.
Well, this kid is really insanely good at this…
Even now, I thought so. I didn’t really understand the standards of this world, but Yuka was surely good at basketball.
Professional sports were a world where girls’ division was more popular than ever, so maybe there was a perception that girls were better at it than boys, but this kid was too good without that.
So, you could say that basically, right now, I won by using the outrageous cheating factor called “height”, but if Yuka’s growth period ended and her height reached the average height, I couldn’t be sure anymore.
Maybe I might lose.
“W-What are you dazed about!? 1on1, w-we’ll do it, right?”
Yuka often took an attitude that was hard to tell whether she was bullish or timid. Probably unable to grasp the sense of distance with the older opposite sex. Well, that was one of her cute points.
“Alright~ But do some warm-up exercises first, okay? Or you may get hurt.”
“O-of course. That’s much, I’ve already done it.”
“Huh? But, you just came… right?”
Where on earth, did she do her warm-up exercises?
“E-enough, l-let’s do it!!”
Picked up the ball she brought and bounce passed to me.
At the same time, she had taken a defensive stance. It seemed that I would be the first one to attack.
As expected, the size of the ball matched Yuka’s.
If it was for adults, it would be a little too big for her who had just become a middle school girl.
“What’s the hurry… Well, get ready~”
I received the ball and dribbled it to close the distance with Yuka. Even if the ball was a little smaller, there was no problem with handling it.
Immediately, I cut in to Yuka’s left.
Her amazing point was, her agility.
Moved quickly in front of me who took the course to the left. She blocked my path.
“Don’t think, that’s enough!”
But I knew she would follow me.
I did a lot of 1on1 after all.
So, I chose a sudden stop from sudden acceleration. And, shoot from there.
I immediately entered the shooting motion and decided to shoot from the middle range.
“Good, with this I’m on the lead~… Hm? Yuka?”
When I picked up the ball that entered the ring safely and tried to return it to Yuka, she was frozen on the spot.
Come to think of it, I did a jump shot in front of her, I thought that even if she couldn’t stop it, she would jump and try to block, but there was no such move.
“… what happened?”
Somehow, Yuka’s face was red.
Hm? Are you feeling unwell?
“Oi, your face is red, you know? Is it a heat stroke? Want to rest on the bench first?”
“Ah, aaaaahhh?! No, no! I’m fine! Hurry up and give me the ball! I’ll tie the score right away!”
Yuka rushed back to the starting point.
What’s wrong with her?
I passed the ball to Yuka with a bounce pass, and this time I was on defense.
I lowered my posture and prepared for Yuka’s drive because I knew that she could easily overtook me if I let my guard down.
As soon as Yuka said that, Yuka cut into my left side at an acute angle.
Yuka was good at dribbling on the dominant-hand side.
“I know you’ll do that.”
Without hesitation, I blocked Yuka’s path. The pattern Yuka was good at had entered my head since I had beaten her many times.
Yuka shifted her center of gravity from dribbling on the right side, to a crossover in one fell swoop, to the left side.
As expected, she’s fast… but still!
One of the techniques that Yuka would use when she couldn’t pass at once. It was this crossover.
Since the center of gravity suddenly turned to the opposite side, it might be quite difficult to deal with at first glance.
But I’d seen this too.
“As expected of Onii-san…!”
However, today’s Yuka had good fortune.
Right after a crossover, Yuka had already turned her back on me.
…a back roll turn!?
A technique to overtake the opponent by using rotation… Back Roll Turn.
Yuka was able to overtake me in an instant with her quickness— that was what was supposed to happen.
After all, perhaps it was because of a lack of preparation exercise.
When Yuka was doing a roll, her legs got tangled and so, she lost her balance.
I had good reflexes. At least that was what I thought.
Anyway, I jumped in from the side to support Yuka, who was about to fall, and before she hit the ground, I became a cushion to protect her from impact.
My field of vision was a mess, so I closed my eyes.
The heavy impact I felt on my back made my face distort involuntarily, but it was only for a moment.
“ouch… are you okay, Yuka?”
ROLL!! ROLL!! ROLL!!
… Only the sound of the ball rolling towards the goal was heard.
My current posture was very, not good.
Yuka was completely on top of me.
…This girl, smells good.
Ah! Not good! Isn’t this situation making me look like a lolicon pervert?!!
She’s light, so it’s not bothering me at all, but it’ll be bad if she doesn’t get away from me soon…
As I thought so, Yuka finally showed a reaction.
“Oi, Are you okay?!!”
Yuka’s face turned bright red, and then as if she got a shock from an electrical device, she lost her energy.
She was on top of me.
“What the hell happened…”
I reluctantly carried Yuka on my back and carried her to the bench in the shade of the tree.
Laid her on her back and put a folded towel on her head as a pillow.
Looking at her this way, she looked really pretty. Her eyelashes were long and her fine skin looked so youthful.
Right now, her youthfulness came first, but perhaps, she would become an outrageously beautiful woman in the future.
Ah, why the hell, am I calmly analyzing her…
In fact, I didn’t know much about her yet.
It wouldn’t be strange if she got a boyfriend already, She was at that age after all. Middle school students these days were growing fast compared to my generation.
“… Should I do some shooting?”
For a while, I fanned her with the plastic board I had in my backpack, and when the redness on her face had gone, I decided to do some shooting by myself.
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