The Harem protagonist’s childhood friend likes to talk.
“Well, it’s getting late. …… Thank you so much for waking me up. I tend to sleep too much at school. … I mean, it’s boring, isn’t it? There’s nothing to do but sleep. But at home, I stay up late, you know? I enjoy a lot of TV, anime, online games, and so on.”
Shiho Shimotsuki, whom I had thought to be a quiet person, was very talkative and told me many things even though I hadn’t asked her.
“But if I come home late, my mom and dad will be worried. I know I”m already in high school, so I don”t think a 6 p.m. curfew is a very acceptable time for me. …… I wish they”d leave me to my own devices. Don’t you think so?”
“Huh? Yeah, yeah. …… Yeah, maybe.”
In the classroom after school, a beautiful white-haired girl is looking at me, smiling and laughing. I felt as if I was dreaming.
“Oh, you never told me why. Hey, why are you surprised? Did I do something to surprise you? If so, I would like to apologize, but it would be strange to apologize without knowing the reason.
“Yes, there’s no need to apologize, but …… you’re always so quiet, I didn’t expect you to talk so much.”
I told her how I honestly felt.
But she’s flabbergasted.
Her face looked like she was asking, “How do you know I don’t talk much?”. So I continued my explanation
“Well, I’m your classmate, so I see you every once in a while. …… Most of the time, you’re asleep, and when you do talk, it’s just one word, so I assumed you didn’t talk much. …… I thought you were quiet.”
Maybe she doesn’t know me.
She doesn’t recognize me because I’ m a mob character and I’m always in a fog of people. So, I figured that she was confused by the fact that a complete stranger knew who she was, but that seemed to be only my negative thoughts.
” I know you’re my classmate, I know you’re number 25, Kotaro Nakayama, and I know that like me you don’t have any friends and you’re always in a daze.”
I was surprised.
I was most surprised that such a cute girl knew such a simple guy like me. But she laughed good-naturedly and patted me on the chest.
“Oh, are you making fun of me? I’m not that stupid. …… I’m sorry! I’ve always wanted to try this. I don’t have any friends, so I’ve been longing for this kind of playfulness.”
The poke on my chest made me a little nervous.
And more than anything, seeing that quiet, icy beauty smiling with a red face like a tomato made me feel embarrassed.
Shiho Shimotsuki was perhaps a little excited.
“It’s fun to chat with you like this. Today is a wonderful day. …… I was sleeping and Nakayama-kun spoke to me. I’m not very good at talking to people, so I waited for a long time, you know?”
“How about …… Naka-chan then? Oh, no. She looks like an idol from a fleet game. Nakayama-kun doesn’t look like an idol, so how about …… Can I call you Happy Taro-kun? Hmm, that sounds like a snack of cabbage.
I’ve never seen a girl think of a nickname with such joy.
I also think I’ve never seen anyone talk so quickly at once.
I also thought it was quite rare for the conversation to go off on a tangent in so many different directions.
“Isn’t Shimotsuki …… supposed to be a quiet person?”
Back to the topic at hand. She knew me. If that was the case, why was she upset when I said she was quiet?
She gave me a better explanation than what I was looking for.
“I’m not a quiet person. I’m not a quiet person. …… Well, I don’t have any friends, so I just don’t get a chance to talk to anyone. I’m also a little shy……, but I love chatting with people like this. It’s rude to call me a quiet .”
She poked me on my chest again. I think it’s a bit misdirected to call it joking around. …… It’s probably true that she didn’t have any friends.
This girl’s talk was too one-sided.
She said so many things in rapid succession that I didn’t have time to interrupt her.
If that’s the case, why was she so quiet in front of …… that guy?
“But Ryuzaki talks to you a lot, why haven’t you talked to him so far? I’ve watched you from time to time, but I’ve never seen you talking to Ryuzaki.”
I forcefully insert the topic into our conversation. I had to do that, otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to end Shimotsuki’s speech.
And that’s what I’ve always wanted to ask her.
…… She told me why she was so talkative only in front of me.
The moment I mentioned that name, the color disappeared from Shimotsuki’s face.
She reverted back to the transparent and cold girl that I always see, and said this in an emotionless voice.
“Please don’t tell anyone. …… I’m really not fond of that guy. He talks to me a lot, he’s been next to me since I was little, and he’s creepy.”
The reason seemed to be simple.
The main character of the popular and harem protagonist, Ryuzaki, probably liked his childhood friend, Shiho Shimotsuki, who hated …… him.
“I’m not a fan of those who cheat on others. I like boys who are straightforward and honest. …… I like boys who are naive, quiet, and kind enough to listen to me.”
Furthermore, he was messing up.
I see … she hates people who unfaithful.
If so, it seems that Ryuzaki’s feelings will never be rewarded.