Strong ‘One Way’
February. In about a month, the third-year students will graduate.
At this time of year, there was a bit of sadness in the air among the first-year and second-year students.
In one month, they will change classes.
No one wants to be separated from their friends, lovers, or even people they like.
Especially for high school students, being in different classes is so far apart that it is not an overstatement to say that it is like being on different sides of the border.
In the second year, there will be a school trip, so not being in the same class as someone you are close to or like will have a considerable impact.
–Maybe … in another month, we won’t be in the same class.
That time limit makes me feel impatient.
It is no exception for me.
(If I’m separated from Yuzuki next year…, my feelings will no longer be fruitful.)
Somehow, I feel that way.
I confessed my feelings to her on Christmas Day and was rejected. … Since then, I haven’t talked to Yuzuki.
That made me very impatient.
Of course I took steps. I tried to talk to her actively and tried hard to get involved with her.
But Yuzuki remained cold all the time,… and more than a month passed without any progress in our relationship.
(Damn. I don’t understand Yuzuki’s feelings…)
I arrived at school in the morning and immediately looked for her.
If Yuzuki had come to school early, I was planning to have a conversation with her at this time, but in the end she didn’t come until the last minute.
Three minutes before the start of class, Yuzuki finally arrives in the classroom.
We were seated close to each other, so there was plenty of time to talk.
“Good morning, Yuzuki.”
I quickly called out to her as she was arranging her belongings at her seat.
These days, I’ve been throwing out greetings like this every day.
“…Yes, good morning.”
But the reply is, as usual, blunt.
Without making eye contact or seeming embarrassed, she simply returned the greeting as if she were a million miles away.
“Ah, yes. Um…”
Her cluttered demeanor made my legs shuffle.
I had been thinking of connecting to a conversation, but Yuzuki immediately took her mind off of me, so the conversation ended here.
(I guess it’s not working after all.)
It’s been like this for a while now.
There are times when we talk, but it never progresses to a conversation.
It would have been better if she had ignored me.
Then there is more to it. If she is rejecting me with such strong feelings that she doesn’t want to talk to me, then by reversing those feelings, I should be able to draw her into my favor at once.
But Yuzuki is not interested in me right now.
Just like Shiho Shimotsuki in the past.
(How can I make a girl who has no feelings for me like me?)
Once, she liked me even though I didn’t ask her to.
Why has Yuzuki become so rejecting towards me?
(She said she didn’t like the changed me, but … no matter how you think about it, I’m better now than I was before the change.)
I just don’t get it.
I can’t believe that I used to be good at all.
So I didn’t know what I had to do to get Yuzuki to forgive me or even like me.
I took a breath and sat deep in my chair.
It would be much easier if I just gave up on Yuzuki.
But that would be the same me.
I am no longer the same person who trampled on their feelings and lived a frivolous life.
Now I am not the protagonist of a harem romantic comedy.
I want to be a devoted and pure protagonist.
I want to tell Yuzuki how I feel, no matter how much she rejects me.
And to bring this love to fruition is the story that I have to walk…
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