“You know, you’re so serious and kind, but you’re so dark-rooted that you seriously don’t seem to be popular with the ladies~!”

I was hurt inside by this comment, which came out of nowhere during a love conversation on a school trip we took when I was in junior high school.

On the surface, I was able to let it go with a light, silly laugh, but even after a few days, months, and even after I graduated from junior high school, the comment was still painful enough to pierce my heart and remind me of it on the way to the high school entrance ceremony.

Well, I’m taking it at face value because it’s true.

In other words, it’s a bull’s-eye.

I don’t have many friends, and I can’t even talk easily with the opposite sex.

I don’t have many hobbies, and I am not a very good student. I was able to get into a good school, though…

Anyway, for a guy like me, Fujimiya Itsuki, who can’t do anything like that, those words were very painful.


“Hey, Itsuki!”


The shock hit my shoulder, and my vision shook.

When I turned away in surprise, I saw a familiar face.


“It’s Naoya. What’s wrong, you look so bored?

I don’t know whose fault it is …… at all.

The person who was grinning and talking to me, not knowing my feelings, was Urushi Naoya, who I’ve known since elementary school.

“Yes, yes, yes. It’s nothing. I mean, it hurts, so don’t hit me.”

“Such a boring guy. ……”

Even though it was the entrance ceremony, he was a casual guy who had all the buttons of his school jacket undone and was wearing a hoodie underneath. If you compare it to me, who even closes the top button of my school uniform, you can see how different he is.

He is such a cheerful person that it is strange to talk to someone like me, but unfortunately, we have known each other for more than 10 years, which is the longest relationship I have ever had if you don’t include my parents.

We’ve been together since kindergarten, and I’m finally getting used to this hot and bothered character, though I wish he were a cute childhood friend.

“Hey, aren’t you thinking something pretty rude about me?”

Naoya stares at me with a scornful look on his face.

To be honest, this is the guy who is also the actual reason for the “dark-rooted” comment I made earlier. He didn’t actually go there, but I feel like Naoya brought up the topic and other people said things like that

Well, I am not angry with him because he is not a bad guy, and we have a good relationship.

“I’m not thinking about it. I just thought it was hot and bothered.”

“Hey, what part of ‘I’m not thinking about it’ is that? is that it?”

“To me, “hot and bothered” is a compliment.”

“Your …… scale is buggy.”

“Buggy is fine.”

“You haven’t changed~”

The rotten relationship that smiles with a smirk.

What has not changed?

I felt like I needed him to explain it to me in detail, but it was too much trouble and I stammered. Naoya suddenly reached into his pocket and pulled out his smartphone.

“Speaking of which–“


The corner of his mouth turned up in a meaningful grin as he operated something.

The expression on his face suggests that he is not thinking about anything good.

Whenever Naoya says something with a joking smile on his face, it’s usually because he’s planning something.

The fact that we have known each other for more than ten years is not a given.

“Have you heard of the rumored high school girl?”

Rumored high school girl…… such a person who has been rumored since early in the opening days of high school?

When I was puzzling my head over it, Naoya said with a twitch in his eye.

“Eh, you don’t know?”

“Well, yeah. normal.”

“…… haha. As expected.”

Hey, I’m usually hurt when someone mutters something like that to me with such a dumbfounded look on their face.

What is this high school girl who is rumored to be so famous?

“Look, it’s this person. This person.”

Naoya shows me the screen of his phone.

When I looked at the screen, I saw a picture on the screen.

A picture.

A picture, nothing special, just a picture.

Until a few tenths of a second ago, I was thinking that it was just a simple story like Naoya always does, but my eyes were caught by a high school girl in the picture.


Beautiful, clear, platinum-colored long hair.

She has beautiful, cool blue eyes that seem to see through everything.

She is well-styled and has a golden ratio that is as good as a model’s. She is so different from me that you can tell from this picture.

She was a beautiful girl, so different from me that I could tell from this photo that she lived in a different world than I did.

“You fell in love with her, didn’t you?”

I was startled by his words.

I was staring at the picture and shook my head.

“——N-No, who would fall in love with someone like that? I was just imagining what she looked like.”

“You’re so obvious, ……, you’re blushing red, aren’t you?”


“Hahahaa! You …… really are not so ordinary or …… ordinary in that way.”

“Y-You tricked me!”

My face is hot.

I was taken for a ride.

To be honest, I had forgotten that Naoya was the kind of guy who made fun of me for being a virgin and having never dated anyone.

“Well, well, it’s not like I tricked you. It’s not like I don’t understand that feeling. Isn’t this person really beautiful? ”

I was trying to turn away from him and get rid of the humiliation, but he said this in a more serious voice than usual.

“Well, well.”

“Really. I wish I could have a relationship with a woman like this~~”

“You want to go out with her? Naoya, don’t you have a girlfriend right now?”

Yes, he is such a flirtatious guy that he shows me pictures of other women, but he has a girlfriend.

I think she was pretty cute, but not as cute as the girl in this picture.

“Yes, I have a girlfriend.”

This guy answered immediately.

To be honest, I don’t understand this guy’s ethics. I wish he would take better care of her. I mean, men who say that kind of thing …… are creepy

“Then don’t do it. I don’t have one, so that’s fine, but you should feel sorry for her.”

“What are you talking about? Just because you think she’s beautiful doesn’t mean you’re cheating on her. That’s why virgins are like this.”

I told you that I was just trying to be nice to you, but you’re so sure of what you’re saying. Are you just trying to belittle me?

“It’s none of your business.”

“Hahaha. Yeah, right!”

“Don’t laugh.”

“It’s funny. It’s funny, isn’t it?”


I gave him my best tongue lashing.

Of course, I was resisting the most because of the effect Naoya’s words were having on me.

“So …… what’s that person’s name? What kind of person is she?”

It wasn’t exactly a return of consciousness, but I felt it was wrong to be so ridiculed and not get anything out of it, so I prepared myself and asked the question in a biting tone.

“You’re interested, aren’t you?”

“It’s fine right. You made fun of me, so tell me.”

“Hahaha. I don’t know if you have pride or not. …… Well, that’s okay.”


“This person’s name is—Hinami Fuyuka. As you can tell by looking at her uniform, she’s a senior at the same high school as us.”

A senior at this school, huh?

It is true that the scarf of the sailor uniform is light blue in the picture.

At my school, the boys and girls have different colors to identify their grade. The color of the scarf for girls is white, light blue, and red, starting from the first year. For boys, the badges around their necks are in the shape of stars, snowflakes, and wings.

Well, the badges are a little bit chunibi, but I like them because they look like military badges.

However, even though she has such a calm and mature appearance, there is only one thing that is different. I’m surprised.

“Hinami Senpai huh ……?”

“Yeah. In fact, she’s the president of the student council and the head of the class.  There is speculation that she might become a cabinet minister in the future, and there are rumors that she might even become a …… model.”

What the heck, it’s either that or the other.

“…… Well, I’m speechless.”

It wasn’t at the level of being too awesome.

It’s a level you shouldn’t get involved with.

As I listened with a bit of a reluctance, Naoya genuinely talk to me.

“Speaking of which, what are you going to do with …… remembering her name?

“No reason. I was just asking.”

“I see. Itsuki, you don’t have the courage to confess your feelings to her, do you?”

“shut up”

“Buhahahaha! Well, I don’t feel like confessing either…Ouch it’s already this time! ”

Then, Naoya hurriedly carried his luggage on his shoulder.

“Hm? What’s wrong?”

“I’m sorry! I had to go to the soccer team’s morning practice! I’ll see you later!”

After saying that, Naoya started running at a high speed without time to say anything to me.

As expected of him, he ran 50 meters in 6.1 seconds. There was no way I could catch up with him, so I decided to go to school alone.

And so, I was alone on the road to school in the morning.

Staring at the sky, I let out a sigh.

“Haa……, there’s a of a lot of people out there.”

The drinking spirit disappears into the bright sky.

I didn’t know it at the time.

I didn’t know that I would become intimate with Hinami Fuyuka, a resident of such a different world, by chance. ……

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