On The Night When The Stars And Flowers Fall chapter 5

Stars 10 Years Ago

The next day.

I woke up when the intercom signaled.

I went to bed right after I got home last night, so I must have slept for 10 hours.

Who could it be? So early in the morning.

I opened the door with half-opened eyes.

“Happy birthday!”

Oh, right. I knew my mom was coming home today.

“Are you still asleep?”

“Yes.”

She came right up to the living room.

“How are you? Have you found a girlfriend?”

“Yes. Yes, I did.”

“What? You got a girlfriend? When?”

“Yesterday.”

“What?”

Anyone would be surprised. Because we really went out yesterday.

“What did you do for club activities?”

I was puzzled by the sudden change of conversation.

I knew my mom would never change.

Her story went on and on.

“Astronomy club.”

At that moment, my mom’s face turned pale and hardened like ice.

Her face turned pale and hardened like ice.

“Astronomy club?”

“Yes, with her.”

Mother’s face changed color at once.

“Quit right now!”

Her angry voice echoed through the room.

“Why?”

“I hate the astronomy club.”

“But don’t you like the stars?”

“I was in the astronomy club ten years ago. ……”

From there, the story of her mother’s past was told.

“It was ten years ago.

As soon as I entered the school, I made a friend named Natsumi Ito.

When we were introduced to the club activities, we were attracted to the astronomy club and decided to join.

At that time, there were about 10 members in the astronomy club.

We had fun talking about the stars every day, and even went to see them.

And I came to love the stars.

It was two months after I joined the club.

I went to the club activities as usual.

The seniors were playing cards.

“What are you doing? Senpai?”

“Pulling mules.”

“Why?

“Why? You guys are late, so I’m killing time.”

“I’m sorry.”

“Since there’s nothing to do today, why don’t you two?”

I couldn’t disobey my senior.

I had no choice but to do it.

Natsumi had always loved the game.

So I knew she would do it.

Natsumi’s face was red and she was angry.

“Is that the astronomy club?”

Natsumi just said and ran out.

“You’ll do it, won’t you?”

“Yes.”

I joined my senior in playing cards.

That was the beginning of it all.

The next day, when I went to school as usual, I saw on the blackboard

The Astronomy Club is just a club activity for playing.

I was mistakenly told that the astronomy club was just playing.

Natsumi, who was standing next to me, said

“Hey. Who is this? Who wrote this? The astronomy club doesn’t play around. We’re studying the stars every day. We study the stars every day, and we’re not playing around with ……. ………”

Natsumi started to cry.

Then the man in front of us stepped in front of us.

“Then what is this?”

He showed us a video.

The video was of yesterday’s card game.

“What? Why?”

I couldn’t help but shout.

“How can you say you’re not playing?”

Natsumi walked out without saying a word.

“It’s …….”

Even if I told her that I was invited by my senior here to do it.

I’m sure they won’t listen to me anyway.

I went to erase the words on the blackboard.

I had no choice. That’s what I told myself.

I should apologize to Natsumi, too.

After school that day, I went to the club activities.

I saw three gals I’d never seen before.

“Who are you?”

“Who are you?”

“We’re in the astronomy club. Nice to meet you.”

The astronomy club had already changed from the one we had been in.

Natsumi and I left the place.

“I used to like the astronomy club. I liked the astronomy club, but I just liked the stars. I wanted to know more about the stars.”

Natsumi was lamenting.

I couldn’t say anything.

The next day, I went to the club activities and found Natsumi there.

Natsumi was expressing her feelings to the seniors.

“Is it fun to play cards during club activities?”

“Are you going against your seniors?”

“I’m not disobeying them. I’m just giving them a warning.”

Don!

Natsumi had been kicked in the stomach by a gal.

I rushed to Natsumi’s side.

“Are you okay?”

“Yeah, I’m fine.”

“How did you end up like this?”

“I don’t enjoy star gazing, I’m tired of it, right?”

Everyone nodded.

After that, every day when I went to school, Natsumi’s chair went somewhere, graffiti was drawn on her desk, and so on.

The bullying grew and grew.

Even so, she never came to me.

If I disobeyed her, I would be bullied myself.

Natsumi was being bullied.

I just watched as Natsumi was bullied.

Then one day, I woke up in the morning to find two messages.

They were from Natsumi.

I wondered what it was about. I opened them, wondering what they were.

“Thank you for everything.”

“Good-bye.”

The moment I saw these words, my phone slipped out of my hand.

What do you mean, “good-bye”?

No way. ……

I denied it over and over in my head.

There is no way. You can’t die. ……

If I said you was going to jump ……

My feet were unconsciously heading towards the school.

Please don’t die. Please don’t die. Please don’t die.

By the time I got there, Natsumi had collapsed.

I couldn’t save my best friend.

I was so frustrated and regretful that I cried for a long time.

The teacher found out that she had fallen from the rooftop, and the rooftop became off-limits and the club activities were suspended.

Because of this, the bullies targeted me.

Still, I decided to survive for Natsumi’s sake.

I decided to live through it.

That’s how I killed Natsumi.

If I had protected her then, she wouldn’t have died.

The astronomy club is a nightmare for me.

That’s why I don’t want you to become like me anymore.”

I was surprised at my mother’s past.

“I’m not quitting.”

“Then I’ll call the teacher.”

If she calls the teacher, it’s over.

“But … I understand. I’ll quit.”

“Focus on your studies.”

I told Hikari on the phone that I was quitting the astronomy club.

The next day, I went to school and Hikari came running.

“Why? Why? You’re quitting the astronomy club?”

“No, I’m not.”

“Did your mother say something to you?”

If I say she told me here, Hikari will come to my house and persuade mom.
I don’t want to do that.

“She didn’t tell me anything.”

“Well, ………. Let’s go see a shooting star.”

“A shooting star? When is it?”

“It’s supposed to come around July 21st. We’ll decide the details when it gets closer. It’ll be in front of the observatory.”

“Okay.”

On the night of July 21st, on the TV.

“The Perseid meteor shower is coming today. It’s going to be fantastic, so please watch it.”

It was just as Hikari had said.

I looked at the time and it was just right.

I went to the observatory with my telescope and picture book as usual.

I headed for the observatory with my telescope and picture book.

“Hikari.”

“Kouki-kun.”

“Let’s go.”

In the beginning, it was tough as hell.

I had been here thirty times as a member of the astronomy club.

I was getting used to it.

We lay down and looked up at the sky, just like that day.

“This is where our astronomy club started, isn’t it?”

“Yes.”

“Are you really quitting the astronomy club?”

“My mom told me.”

I told her what mom told me.

But Hikari didn’t say anything.

I looked next to her and saw that she was crying.

“I wanted to be in the astronomy club with you more.”

It sounded like the kind of thing a child would say.

But I also wanted to be a part of …….

“I don’t want to quit either, we have a school festival coming up.”

Tears came to my eyes as well.

I thought I wouldn’t cry.

I looked up at the sky and saw hundreds of meteor showers.

I said three times, “I want to go back to the astronomy club.”

“Then it might not come true.”

“Say your wishes silently.”

Hikari also said three times, “I want to be in the astronomy club with you forever.”

“You said it aloud after all.”

We laughed at each other.

The stars began to shine. I’m sure it’s answering my wish.

Brrriiiiiiing!

I heard a ringtone. I looked in my bag and saw a message from my mother.

“On second thought, this was all…”

“I’m sorry. I’m sorry.”

“I hope you can live freely without any constraints. I’ll see you when you come back.”

Living freely means going to …….

I pulled out a club withdrawal form from my bag and tore it up.

“I’m not sure what that means.”

“I’ll always be with you, Hikari.”

Hikari jumped at me.

I could hear the faint sound of Hikari’s heartbeat.

Hikari was crying.

“Thanks to the shooting star, right?”

She said and looked up at the sky.

There were still many shooting stars in the sky.

I know it’s not fair to say two wishes, but “May I live with the light for the rest of my life.” I whispered.

The shooting star quietly disappeared into the darkness.

The closing ceremony was over and the summer vacation would begin tomorrow.

I called her on the phone.

I sent a message to Hikari, “Let’s go somewhere during the summer vacation.”

It was the last day of the summer vacation when I received a message.

I wondered if there was something wrong with Hikari.

I was worried.


On The Night When The Stars And Flowers Fall

On The Night When The Stars And Flowers Fall

Hoshi to Hana ga Furu Yoru ni, 星と花が降る夜に
Score 8
Status: Completed Type: Author: , Released: 2021 Native Language: Japanese
The main character is told by a fortune teller, “Your wish will come true on the night the stars and flowers fall.”What does it mean that stars and flowers will fall?A love story about two people who join the astronomy club.

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