On The Night When The Stars And Flowers Fall chapter 6

Cultural Festival and The Star

After the opening ceremony of the second semester, homeroom began.

“It’s the second semester now. In the second semester, we will have a cultural festival in two weeks. We’ll have events in our clubs and classes.”

An event. I wonder what we’re going to do.

Are we going to make yakisoba or something? Are we going to plan a game?

I was filled with excitement.

“All the first-year students will just go around. Please enjoy the events that the seniors will put on.”

At that moment, my feelings took a sudden turn.

Just going around is not fun.

It’s not fun, it’s not interesting.

But I wondered if I could do it at the club.

I went to the club activity and found Hikari waiting for me.

“Long time no see, Hikari-san.”

“Long time no see.”

“Why did you ignore my message?”

“I’m sorry. I had a lot going on.”

“Are you okay?”

“I’m fine.”

“Are we having an event?”

“But. …… What should we do?”

There was silence for a while.

Isn’t there anything? There are some fun things to do at …….

A word popped into my head.

“Hello, everyone. Welcome to the Konica Minolta Planetarium. Let me take you to a wonderful galaxy. This time, let’s talk about the Great Curve of Spring. The Great Curve of Spring is the curve that connects the Big Dipper in Ursa Major to Arcturus in the Bullfinch and Spica in Virgo.”

That’s right. It’s a planetarium.

“How about a planetarium?”

“Great idea!”

And then I drew up the plans for the planetarium.

We started to build a planetarium.

However, Hikari was supposed to take a break every two days.

Because of that, I didn’t make any progress at all.

After a week, the framework was finally completed.

“Can we make it at this rate?”

The school festival was only a week away. I don’t feel like I can finish.

“It’ll be fine. Kengo-kun and Ama-chan will be there.”

I see. I’m sure they’ll help me.

The next day, I asked Kengo for help.

“Hey, Kengo. Can you make a planetarium with me? We don’t have much time.”

“Sure.”

Kengo is a good guy. He understands everything.

“Thank you.”

Amane also came and the four of us finished the planetarium together.

The day before the festival, Hikari made the announcement.

I was looking at the stars when Hikari announced, “Let’s talk about the Great Curve of Spring. The Great Curve of Spring is the curve that connects the Dipper in Ursa Major to Arcturus in the Cowherd and Spica in Virgo.”

I was imitating the announcer at that moment.

And the great curve of spring emerged.

“It’s finally completed”

“‘I’m looking forward to tomorrow…”

Hikari said over the microphone.

“Let’s make it the best festival ever.”

“Yeah.”

I couldn’t sleep when I got home. Tomorrow was the festival.

The thought of it made me excited.

I think I might love Hikari.

Maybe I’m already leaning towards the parameter of “love.

I closed my eyes slowly.

When I woke up, I saw Hikari in front of me.

Why are you here? I couldn’t make sense of it.

Then, Hikari’s body became thinner and thinner.

“Hikari, are you okay?”

“Thank you for everything. Goodbye.”

At that moment, she rose into the sky and became a star.

“Wait!”

The next thing I knew, I was in my own bed.

It was a dream.

Piroling.

A line came. I shivered as I checked the line.

It was from the official line.

“What is it? Official?”

Piroling.

It kept coming. When I looked at it, there were words of Hikari.

“Thank you for everything. Goodbye.”

It was …….

It was the same as the last email from my mother’s friend.

No way. …….

I rushed off to school.

Please don’t die. Please don’t die. I beg you.

When I arrived at the school, Hikari had collapsed.

“Are you okay? Are you okay?”

I put my hand on her neck, but she wasn’t breathing.

“Why? Why? Why? Why?”

I couldn’t understand why she had committed suicide.

Tears welled up in my eyes.

My mind was broken.

My consciousness began to fade and I collapsed.

When I came to, I found myself in the infirmary.

“Are you okay? You look like you fainted.”

I’m fine. I can’t put it into words like that.

I still can’t believe it.

“Why did Hikari die?”

“Actually, Ms. Ito had cancer. She had only a week to live. I think she told me today was the day of her surgery. “

She looked so happy.

I worked so hard on it.

She had a surgery today?

You should’ve told me.

“Why didn’t you talk to me about it?”

“Maybe she didn’t want to worry you.”

“Okay. ……”

There was no one in the planetarium.

No wonder. It was not open.

I was supposed to be doing this with Hikari.

“I’m Hikari, one of the incoming students.vI know you’re nervous, but do your best! I’m rooting for you.”

“I’m rooting for you. Let’s do this.”

“Let’s make this the best school festival ever.”

The memories came flooding back one after another.

I went to the astronomy club room.

The door was unlocked. I knew I’d come here.

When I went inside, I found a letter on the table.

I opened the letter.

Dear Kouki-kun,

I’m sorry for not telling you until now.

I have cancer in my lungs, and I only have a week to live.

That’s why I have to have an operation today.

I wanted to do the school festival.

The success rate for that surgery is 1%. I can’t do it 99% of the time.

That’s why I’ve decided to kill myself.

I’m really sorry for being so selfish.

On the day of the entrance ceremony, I happened to walk by and saw you.

I was so surprised.

I’m really glad I met you.

I’m sorry I couldn’t say anything to you.

I didn’t have the courage to say anything.

I didn’t want to make you worry.

I hope you can understand my selfishness.

Thank you for everything.

You see that red stone next to me?

I remembered that you gave this to me a long time ago.

The meaning of ruby is pure love.

Goodbye.

                   From,
Hikari Ito.

Next to the letter, there was a red gem.

Was it something I gave you? I don’t remember giving it to you….

I wanted her to rely on me a little more.

My feet were unconsciously going to the roof.

I want to go to your place too.

I want to see you.

I walked forward.

I looked down and saw a lot of people.

That’s right. Today was the school festival.

I wondered who would find me if I fell here.

When I was about to jump…

“Wait.”

I heard a voice from somewhere.

Who is it? Who are you?

I looked around, but I couldn’t find her anywhere.

I wondered who it was. At that moment, a memory came back to me.

“I heard that stars live for 2 million years. I want to be a star and stay with you for 2 million years.”

My feet stopped. I have to live for Hikari’s sake …….

I left the rooftop.

Hikari’s funeral was not held.

I couldn’t shake the sadness I felt for Hikari.

The rooftop was once again closed for the public.


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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