The next day after Miyamoto-san visited me at lunchtime, I stopped eating my lunch in the classroom. I told Yuki that I had something to do and left the classroom. Well, let’s go to the cafeteria, I guess. I would be less noticeable in the back of the cafeteria.
When I returned to the classroom at the end of the lunch break, Yuki called out to me.
“Hey, Shota. Miyamoto-san was here again today. She left when I told her you had some business to attend to.”
“Oh, I see. ……”
I had ran away thinking that she’d come again today and it seems that I was right. It’s Friday, so the next school day will be on Monday, but I should go to the cafeteria on Monday too.
“Shota, are you feeling down? Are you okay?”
“Yeah, yeah, I’m fine. I’m fine. Don’t worry about it.”
“Really? Tell me if you have a problem.”
There’s no way I can tell you. …… It’s that when I’m with Yuki and Miyamoto-san, I remember the old days and feel sick, or something like that.
The fifth and sixth periods were over and it was time to go home. I wasn’t planning on doing any work now, so I packed my textbooks and notebooks into my bag. Yuki had club activities today, so he left quickly. Well, that was convenient for me.
I got ready to leave and turned my attention to the door. …… Why are you here? No, I should have expected this, since you came to the classroom to look for me at lunchtime. No, no, maybe she didn’t come to me. Yes, I was a little self-conscious.
It wasn’t like that. I don’t know why, but Miyamoto-san was walking towards me, looking extremely happy.
“Hey, do you want to come home with me?”
Huh? I don’t want to. Such a conspicuous thing.
“Sorry, Miyamoto-san. I’m in a bit of a hurry.”
That’s all I said, and I ran as I left her. I heard a voice behind me say “Oh, ……,” but I decided to not to turn back.
I left the school and went home. I’m tired ……. After helping you once, would you also ask me to go home with you? Normally, my face is hidden which is rather weird and suspicious to most people. If I hadn’t taken the mask off, she wouldn’t have wanted to get involved with me in the first place.
It’s Monday. I’ve been thinking a lot on Saturday and Sunday, but I couldn’t come up with any particular solution. Well, I guess I can just go to the cafeteria for lunch like last time.
With that in mind, I opened the door to the classroom. ……? My classmates are acting strange. Is there something wrong? Well, that’s okay. Let’s take a seat for now.
“Oh, Yuki. Good morning.”
“There’s a weird rumor going around about you.”
Yuki said in an impatient tone.
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