Fateful Competition — Part 2
◆ Hiiragi Haruka ◆
“Sensei, Sana will also participate in the Miss Contest.”
That was the first thing that she said during the sudden call that I received from Sana.
“Really!? I’ll also be participating, so let’s both do our best!”
That’s a relief. There’s at least one student that I know. Now I won’t be as self-conscious.
“I’m not talking about that—”
“Nnnn~ You’re so dense…!”
Sana’s tone over the phone seemed very irritated.
“T-that’s rude. I’m doing my best here. I’m not dense at all.”
“A-anyways, Sana—won’t lose to Sensei!”
The call was then cutoff all of a sudden.
“…What was with that phone call?”
After tilting my head in wonder, I returned to the staff room to finish up the work I had left.
That night. When I told Natsumi about what had happened through a text, another call came.
“What? Why did you call me all of a sudden?”
Natsumi’s voice seemed excited for some reason.
“And then! What did Hiiragi-sensei say back in reply to Sana-chan!?”
S-she’s pursuing this super hard!?
“Eh? I just said let’s both do our best…”
“Gaaah, you don’t understand! You don’t understand at all! Of course, Sana-chan would call you dense after that!”
Is it weird to say that when we’re both going to participate together?
“Basically, Sana-chan declared war on you. She came to compete with you over Thief-kun.”
“I see. Sana-chan’s pretty cute.”
I guess she wants to show her brother how good she is. As I was busy nodding to myself, I heard a sigh over the phone.
“That’s how it is. So don’t treat her like a child, and properly face her as an equal.”
“I mean, I don’t intend on losing either, you know? I want to show Seiji-kun how good I am after all.”
“That’s the spirit, Haru-chan!”
I was forced into participating, but if that’s the case, I still want to win. I want to be a girlfriend that Seiji-kun can be proud of… Although, we can’t officially announce our relationship.
“I see, I see, so it’s finally come to the direct confrontation… this really riles me up…!”
“You’re making fun of us aren’t you? Even during the sports festival, you forcefully fanned the flames.”
“I need to do my best to support Sana-chan.”
“Why, well, I mean isn’t it boring if it’s won by the clear winner?”
B-boring? Isn’t it fine like that?
“A-at least people who are related should cheer for each other. You really should. The way it currently is makes me feel like the only villain.”
“With that logic, that means Thief-kun should be cheering for Sana-chan, right?”
“W-wait, don’t actually be shocked by that!”
“S-Seiji-kun will cheer for me…”
“With that little energy in your voice, there’s no persuasiveness in it at all.”
If he were to support Sana-chan I would be a little bit sad.
“Rather, Haru-chan, can you actually do karaoke?”
“Of course, I can. That’s rude. All you do is sing songs, right?”
“That’s true, but… what do you normally sing at karaoke?”
“I haven’t been to one before, but it’s just singing, right?”
Was there something weird about that?
“You’re not wrong, but… nevermind, it’s nothing…”
Natsumi became a little bit evasive.
“Ummm, what do you plan on singing?”
“I wonder what… maybe that song from the textbook?”
“Ahahah. You aren’t even teaching a music class.”
“Is that weird?”
“Just now… for real? You weren’t kidding?”
I wasn’t intending it as a joke… From the other side of the receiver, Natsumi stayed in a pitiful silence.
“W-well, you are a teacher. I guess it’s okay for a song in the textbook?”
“Isn’t that what karaoke is…!?”
“Haru-chan, sorry. I’m on Sana-chan’s side, so any further advice is—”
“Waaait! Can’t you at least teach me that much?”
Puchi, the phone hung up.
I was once again hung up on!? Really, kids these days… Even Seiji-kun doesn’t do that!
◆ Sanada Seiji ◆
—That’s the story that she told me during lunch break in the world history preparation room.
“A-A song from the textbook….”
This is bad. My girlfriend is a little more clueless when it comes to general knowledge… no, when it comes to karaoke than I thought.
“It’s not weird, right?”
“Sensei, please calm down and listen. ———It’s weird.”
“Wwhhhhyyyy!? Wait, it’s not Sensei, but Haruka-san right now!”
I was hit by Hiiragi-chan. If everyone else sings popular songs, and Hiiragi-chan sings that, then she’ll definitely stick out…?
“Didn’t you mention that rock band to me before?”
“S-sorry. I just know a few songs, and don’t really know anything specific about them.”
It seems that she was just trying to find some common points to talk about after finding out I liked them. I don’t intend to get mad at her over that. After all, I’m happy that she’s so considerate of me.
Still, she isn’t the type to normally listen to music… what do I do…?
“Seiji-kun, you won’t support Sana-chan? That’s the most important part.”
“I’ll at least support her a little.”
Hmmmmph. Hiiragi-chan became sullen.
“I’ll make sure to cheer for you, Haruka-san.”
Teheheh. Hiiragi-chan smiled happily. She’s such an easily read person.
Supporting someone, and what I want for the results, are completely different. For me, it doesn’t matter who wins. However, it’s a completely different story if Natsumi-chan is the brains behind Sana’s tactics.
If she’s doing that, then there’s no way I can let this air headed goddess participate in the Miss Contest just like this.
“How about we go karaoke this Saturday?”
“Aah ♡, a date invitation from Seiji-kun. It’s been a while so I’m happy ♡”
She hugged me tight.
Rather than a date, it’ll be a practice for the real thing…