About Touma-kun, Who Wants to Spend His Time Quietly, Is Liked by the School’s Madonna - CH 43
Touma-kun Is a Serious Competitor Between Man
Translated by AmaLynne
A week has passed since the second semester started.
For the time being, it seems that going out with Aya has been acknowledged.
Whether you admit it or not…it can’t be helped.
Because not every girl is that attractive.
「Ehehe, I’m getting used to eating here!」
「Yeah, it’s starting to feel more comfortable.」
It’s lunchtime now, and we’re having lunch together in our usual empty classroom.
「Hey? I’m here, okay? Don’t start here, okay?」
「I ain’t! Are you stupid?」
「Au, eh, um, start…」
She blushed and fidgeted.
「Look! It goes like this! You want me to beat you?」
「Huh? You, me? You never won, have you? Are you trying to be cool just because you’re in front of her? Stop it, stop it, you’re embarrassing me.」
「Ha! I’m not going to let an old guy in his 20s beat me! I’m a high school student. You’re the one who should be embarrassed.」
「Oh! You just said something you shouldn’t have…! You’re ready for this, okay? I won’t forgive you even if you apologize now, okay?」
「You too! Don’t blame my age if I lose, okay?」
Me and Shinji-san are getting closer and closer.
「Sensei! Touma-kun! This is a school! Don’t get into a fight!」
「Sorry, Aya. But we can’t back down…!」
「I’m sorry, Shimizu. There is a fight here that you can’t lose…!」
「Umm…what do you mean?」
「Now! Aya! Please!」
「Shimizu! You’re looking at your boyfriend in all his glory!」
「Wait! I mean what!? What do you mean!?」
For ages, if there’s been any disagreement, this is how we’ve settled it.
No one gets hurt, and we get to show off our strength.
「G-Geez! You should have said so from the beginning! …Fine…ready, start!」
「Y-You’re doing it! Old man…!」
「I represent all Alaska, and I can’t let the young guys beat me…!」
「Even me…! I can’t lose in front of the girl I love…!」
「Gah…! The power I had back then! I want it back! Come back to me!」
「Hah…! My dulled body! Remember when I was in my prime!」
「…I’m happy to be told I’m your favorite girl, but what am I being shown..?」
「Ha! That’s a shame! You’ll have her comfort you!」
After saying this, Shinji-san walked out of the classroom.
「Damn itttttttt!! As usual!」
「That was awesome, you two. You were sweating like crazy, you know that?」
「Well, I used to do it all the time. Ah, I’m tired.」
「T-Touma-kun! Here! Go ahead! I-I’ll comfort you!」
Before I knew it, Aya is sitting on the floor.
What a wonderful person…!
…But this is not the way to do it.
I take off my school uniform.
「T-Touma-kun…? Why are you taking it off…? A-Are you going to……?」
「I won’t! You’re too inspired! Totally…Look, if you’re going to sit down, sit on the school uniform. It’s dirty and cold, isn’t it?」
「T-Thank you.l..you’re so kind after all…」
「Nothing out of the ordinary. It’s normal to be nice to the girl you like.」
「Ehehehe…then, go ahead.」
「Excuse me…oh, heaven…」
「G-Geez…you’re overreacting…I’ll do this for you anytime…」
I feel like that’s not a good idea…mentally…but I can’t resist this temptation…!
I was having such a good time…
One day, about a week before the mid-term test, Aki called me.
He asked me to come to the back of the gym.
「Oh, you’re here. Sexy guy.」
「I don’t want to hear that from you. Take a different girl every day.」
「I’m looking for my true love. That’s nice. I want a girl I really like, too.」
「Well, you’re too popular for your own good…so in a way you might be like Aya.」
He, too, gets girls just because of his looks.
「Ah, maybe you’re right. Maybe I’m looking for a girl who can see what’s inside, too…Well, let’s cut to the chase…」
「What’s wrong with you? I can help you if you want me to?」
「Thanks, Touma…but now we’re talking about you.」
「Nn? Me? What do you mean?」
「…you really don’t seem to know anything about it. Well, you’re not interested in rumors and forum posts, are you?」
「You mean…with Aya?」
「Yes. Some people are writing nasty posts. They say, “You’re not worthy”, “You have her weakness”, “You’re hypnotizing her” …Well, there’s a lot going on. Fortunately, there have been no posts so far to discredit Shimizu-san. Her good character is well known to everyone…but if it continues, I’m not so sure about that either…」
「…I see. Does Aya know?」
「Probably…but she’s not the kind of girl who would tell you, right? Which is why we’re here.」
「Aki, I appreciate it. Aya won’t tell me. Even for free, because she thinks she’s causing me trouble…」
No matter how much I say, there’s nothing I can do about it.
「Then, Touma…what are you going to do?」
「It’s decided. I’ll just have to look at it objectively and become a man who can match up to Aya.」
「Oh, you’re finally getting serious?」
「Right…student B-kun, who is already plain, is graduating completely.」
Now…let’s get serious after a long time.