[There is no next time.]
Just reading the words from the message, it seemed like it was an angry one. It was from Itou-san who I had backed out of a promise with yesterday.
According to her, she had waited for more than an hour after that and sent me many messages as well. After I returned home and I noticed, I apologized over and over again and somehow got her to forgive me. However, there was already no time, and it seems that I can’t see the newly made manuscript.
Well, it was completely my fault so it can’t be helped. Next time I meet with Itou-san, I’ll apologize to her wholeheartedly. After all, the normally kind Itou-san was truly angry. While thinking about such things, I move my eyes away from my smartphone screen. Then, at 7:30 in the morning, I leave my home just like usual.
Riding on my bike for about 20 minutes, I arrive at the station. Just a month earlier, a short bike like this would’ve made me sweat, but now sweat doesn’t come. The season really does change quickly.
Going out onto the platform, there was a sparse amount of people. It was just a normal everyday occurrence. I stop my feet at my usual spot, and pull out my smartphone.
Speaking of which, I didn’t get to play Human Beast Wars yesterday. I had promised to play with my party too. I must have caused a lot of trouble for a lot of people yesterday, didn’t I? Thinking about all of this, I start up the app for Human Beast Wars.
As expected, there was still the history of my party members going on quests without me. Ahh~, people will be angry at me again…
While I made a nervous face, a message came from the in-game chat.
[Yosshii-san, did something happen yesterday?]
The person who sent such a lively chat was Ryoma-san. I can probably say that he is my best in-game friends.
[I had some plans. Sorry.]
[It’s alright, it’s alright. Next time, let’s go again.]
After having such a light conversation, Ryoma-san went offline.
I got a strange vibe from Ryouma-san. If it were like normal, we would go on quests with the just the two of us, but he quickly logged off today instead. I couldn’t help but think he was angry.
Then, the train comes into the station on time as usual. There weren’t many people inside the train as expected. I sit down in my normal spot. Then.
“Good morning, Yoshiki-kun.”
Saying that, a girl casually sat down beside me. Long black hair, a neat face, the most beautiful girl at school, and my current girlfriend Mamiko. I confessed to her yesterday and was able to make up with her. I was so happy that I thought I would die. Well, after that I saw Itou-san’s messages and was brought back to reality though.
Still, when we met yesterday, there was something I was curious about. That handsome guy from yesterday. Who exactly was that? I tried asking Mamiko yesterday, and she said it was a relative. My guess was amazingly correct.
It seems that her relative was hospitalized nearby, and she was planning on going to visit him. When I saw her at the family restaurant before, it seems like it was after she went to visit him. Also, it seems like she confided with him about me. If it was like that, I can understand why he was a little bit mad.
While I was thinking about yesterday, Mamiko smiled and looked at me.
“What is it?”
“No, it’s nothing~”
There’s no way it’s nothing if she has a face like that, but she won’t say anything if I ask so I don’t ask further. Being like this when it’s just the two of us is fine, but it’s difficult on the train when there are so many eyes around us.
While thinking that, Mamiko continued to stick to me without any bad thoughts. Suddenly, I thought.
My girlfriend, the most beautiful girl at school was sitting next to me, and I was now very very happy.