117. Sometimes, even a perfect disguise can be seen through
After that, the four wandered around the city, visiting various places.
And at dusk. As a final touch for today’s event, they went to the batting center.
“Pheeww, I’m sweating hard.”
While saying that, Atsushi sat down on a bench in the rest area.
Next to him was Hiiragi, who had also finished a session.
“Seriously, your physical ability surprised me every time.”
“Even so, you hit a home run about the same number. So, you surprised me too, Chairman.”
Usually, it was tough to hit a home run at the batting center. And yet, these two, hit every ball and almost every time was a home run.
So, speaking of common sense, both could be said out of the standard.
“So, Yamagami. There’s one thing I want to ask you.”
Hiiragi pointed his finger at Tsubasa, who was batting with Kirishima, and asked a question.
“The reason he dresses like that, is it his hobby? Or, is it yours?”
“Pfft!!…. COUGH!! COUGH!!”
At that moment, Atsushi involuntarily coughed.
However, without minding him, Hiiragi continued to talk.
“Now that I think about it, there’s a slight possibility that you liked men more than women. Well, you’ve been with Shirasawa and Hirose a lot recently, but there’s no development with them. So, I was wondering if that’s the case…”
“Oi, Chairman, don’t just say that I like men before I even give you an answer!”
“Am I wrong?”
“Of course!!…. There’s a reason for that…”
Though Atsushi felt bad for Tsuabsa, he told the truth honestly.
It was clear that lying here wouldn’t do any good. Since the opponent was, Hiiragi. Poor excuses would be no use to him.
“I see. So, that’s how it is. Sorry. I should’ve given it more thought.”
“No, it’s not like you need to apologize… Rather, if you can know that much at first glance, I’ll be scared instead.”
In the first place, Atsushi was also responsible for not saying anything about Tsubasa to Hiiragi and Kirishima.
“… That aside, I’m impressed that you noticed it well.”
“Hmm? Ah, right. I didn’t realize it at first glance, but after spending the last few hours with him, I realized it. I couldn’t tell from his appearance, but from his behavior and demeanor, that in fact, he’s a man. Especially after we came to this batting center. The way he hit is just…”
“The way he hit… Really, who the hell are you?
“Well, I’ve seen a lot of things. I’m the kind of person who cares about the slightest differences. Besides, didn’t he refer to himself as a cousin? As far as I know, your cousin’s name with the name Tsubasa. I only know one person. I’ve only seen him on TV, but I realized that the appearances are quite similar. So, from that, I made my conclusion.”
“Ah, I see… Hmm? Wait a minute. Did I ever tell you that I have a cousin?”
“What are you talking about? It’s only natural to know about your classmates’ relatives.”
“Oi oi. How can you say it so naturally, Chairman…”
At first, Atsushi felt that it was far beyond the level of what a normal chairman would know… but once he thought that the Chairmain was Hiiragi, he didn’t that shocked anymore.
“Well, I’m sure that even Kirishima must have realized his true identity.”
“I see, as expected huh?”
“Yeah. Otherwise, she wouldn’t go out of her way to invite you to hang out.”
Atsushi knew early on that Kirishima knew Tsubasa’s true identity. After all, she once used Tsubasa as a joke to attack Atsushi. On the contrary, it would be strange for her not to realize it.
“I mean, seeing that you were with your cousin who was dressed as a woman, probably she just wanted to tease you for fun… Well, for you, it’s probably not a fun experience, but I personally feel a little relieved.”
“It’s because she thought that it would be interesting, even though she knew she must have some contact with you. Even decided to partake in that. Before, it seems like she didn’t want to get involved with you no matter what.”
Certainly, it was as Hiiragi said. No matter how funny or interesting the situation might be, after the case with the rumor about Atsushi, Kirishima didn’t want to have anything to do with Atsushi. In a way, it could be said that this situation was the result of a change after going through the events in kindergarten and the VR game.
“Chairman, you really are, Kirishima’s guardian.”
“I don’t want to be told by you. I mean, You’re the same when it comes to Shirasawa.”
“No, I don’t mean to be like that…”
“Me too. But, I just can’t leave her alone. That’s all… By the way, I’m thirsty so I’m going to get some drinks from that vending machine. Yamagami, you want something?”
“Cola after exercising?”
“It’s fine, isn’t it?”
Hearing Atsushi’s words, Hiiragi said with a wry smile,
Then, he headed toward the vending machine.
However, at the next moment.
From where Hiiragi was heading, there was an explosion.
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