Having Trouble Coming up With a Decent Story
Koshiro and the girl apparently named Hayami Takayama were walking silently through the school’s corridors, their destination was the principal’s office on the…
“Wait.” Koshiro stopped, “Where is the principal’s office??”
“Why did you stop?” Takayama crossed her arms and glared at him, “Don’t tell me you don’t know where his office is.”
“Ugh, hmm, eee…” he opened his mouth but couldn’t say a thing.
“Argh.” the girl sighed and pressed her forehead. “Just follow me.”
Koshiro was wary about the girl, but he decided to do as she said for the moment. “So, where is the principal’s office?” he asked after a few steps.
“It’s right here on the third floor, that’s probably the reason why he didn’t say it in the announcement." she explained, then added: “And also because everyone should have known that from yesterday.”
Koshiro got annoyed by that last part, but it was his fault for being half asleep yesterday so he couldn’t retort. “This girl is such a pain, but at least she can do something simple like guiding me to the principal’s office.”
“Wait here.” the girl said before entering a simple door between classrooms, but the boy, being miles away, couldn’t grasp what she said.
“She said ‘it’s here’? I thought the principal’s office would be further, and fancier.” he glared at the door, “Maybe she said, ‘wait here’ so in that case… she definitely wants to talk to him alone and put all the blame on me!” Koshiro barged into the room: “Why would the principal’s office be on a bathroom…?” he murmured trying to catch on to what happened.
“AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!” a female voice screamed.
“I KNEW IT!” Takayama screamed at him, “YOU REALLY ARE A PERVERT!”
“W-wait a minute!” Koshiro retreated with unsteady steps, “It’s not like I did it on purpose!”
“I’ll do something on purpose.” she raised her right fist as they crossed the bathroom door.
“Hey, there’s no need to use your hands like that! We can settle things in anoth…”
“Ahem.” a sound behind Koshiro interrupted him.
The air suddenly cooled off, and the boy turned around to see an intimidating look coming from a girl with soft bangs and green hair. “Hmm, it’s not what you’re probably thinking.” he tried to explain.
“I see.” she straightened her pair of glasses and then turned to the other girl, “You are Takayama-san, the one who is being called by the principal, right?”
“Yes.” Takayama nodded.
“And you are Koike-kun, the one in love with Kuma-chan, right?” the girl said with a serious tone.
“I don’t know about that last part but I’m Koshiro Koike, yes.”
“Hmm.” the girl analyzed him with a cold look.
“O-Oh, I-I’m sorry! Nice to meet you!” Koshiro hurried to bow, “Why am I saying this?? And why am I bowing??”
“There’s no need to bow. My name is Aika Murakami, Nice to meet you too Koike-kun.” Murakami glared at Takayama for a moment, but her words were directed at Koshiro, “The principal’s office is on the first floor, just go down the stairs and turn left. It’s pretty hard to miss it.”
“O-Okay! T-Thank you for everything Murakami-san!” Koshiro saluted the girl, who tilted her head for a moment and then started to walk in the direction they came from. She was apparently heading to class 1-C.
“Ugh.” Takayama scowled at the back of the girl. “She’s somehow worse than you.”
“Me?” Koshiro pointed at himself, “But you’re the one that misled me.”
“You said that the principal's office was on the third floor, and then you said, ‘just follow me’ and entered the girl’s bathroom!”
“Well, you are right.” she held her hands behind her back and raised her head, closing her eyes in the process “But I was just testing to see if I had misjudged your character.”
“What do you mean?”
“The first time I saw you I was sure you were a pervert, so I wanted to see with you’d follow me into the bathroom.”
"So, it wasn’t on purpose.”
“Of course, it wasn’t.”
“So… did I pass the test?”
“Yes.” she started walking towards the stairs, “It’s 100% confirmed that you are a depraved bastard.”
“Hey!” Koshiro protested, but the girl ignored him, so he just heaved a sigh and followed her.
“Excuse me.” Takayama walked into the office after knocking on the door.
‘Excuse me too.” Koshiro said, following the girl.
“Come in, come in, Takayama-chan!” a soft voice invited the girl.
“Takayama-chan?” was the only thing Koshiro could think of.
“Please take your seats.”
Koshiro and Takayama took their seats in front of the principal, he was a gentle-looking man.
“So, why did you invite us for, Katayama-Sensei?” the girl gave a warm smile and leaned her head.
“Ugh, straight to the point, huh?” Koshiro crossed his arms and frowned at Takayama.
“I believe you know why.” Katayama-Sensei had a serious expression.
“Hmm... I believe I do...” Takayama replied, putting one finger on her lips.
"Yes." the principal crossed his arms, "How are you doing??! The last time your parents visited us you weren’t with them!”
“Ooh! That’s right! I was busy with the entrance exams, you know…” the girl gave an awkward smile, “But I’m fine now, thanks for asking!”
“What?” Koshiro tilted his head in confusion.
"But how are you doing, Katayama-Sensei?? Did you finally managed to beat your brother on something?"
"Oh! Sadly, no... last time we played soccer I got absolutely destroyed..."
"That's a shame! Last time you were almost there!"
"Yes, too bad my dance choreography wasn't on par that day..."
"Hey, what are you talking about?" Koshiro was completely ignored.
"Well, I look forward to seeing you dance again!"
“I see! I see! I'm thankful for your support, and I’m glad you entered Obaka just like your grandmother.”
“Yeah…” Takayama's smile vanished.
“But what about your parents? How are they doing?”
“Hmm… they’re fine… I guess…”
“And your grandmother? Did she…”
“Wait!” Koshiro chimed standing up with a jump, “I’m truly sorry for interrupting you two, but what about me?!”
“Oh, yes! Kochiru-kun, you’re here because of the fall, right?”
"Hey! That's not my name!" “Probably." the boy shrugged his shoulders, "You're the one to call me.”
“Yes, yes, I called you two here because of it.” Katayama-Sensei made a serious face again. “Kihoru-kun, what do you think about what happened?”
"Are you doing it on purpose?" “Well, I don’t think it is right.” Koshiro looked at the girl to his right, who had her eyes goggled while staring at the ground, “Right… Takayama-san?”
“I agree with you Kokou-san!” Katayama-Sensei nodded to himself, “Harass the school mascot is simply unacceptable!” he explained while abruptly standing up.
“Hmm... I think I lost you.”
“I’m talking about your weird behavior towards Kuma-chan, of course.”
“Ugh.” Koshiro sighed, “This was just a misunderstanding! Aren’t you going to talk about the aggression I received from Takayama??”
“Oh yes! Yes! Of course! That’s our next topic of discussion.” the man turned to Takayama “Those self-defense classes really paid off, right? I heard this guy flew SEVERAL meters!”
“THAT’S WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY??”
Takayama, who was spacing out, finally came back to the room: “Oh, y-yes, Katayama-Sensei. They helped me a lot.”
“That’s good, that’s good. Now you can go.” the principal smiled, “I don’t want you to lose your entire first day.”
“Wait! that was it??” Koshiro stared at the man.
“Oh, yes.” Katayama-Sensei replied nonchalantly as he picked his cellphone and started to play Monsters GO, "There's a wild Pirucaba around here... I can't miss this chance!"
“Okay, then...” the open-mouthed Koshiro sighed and headed to the door, “Excuse me again, Sensei.”
Behind him, Takayama clumsily got up and said: “Excuse me too Katayama-Sensei” before darting out of the room, not hearing what the principal had to say without taking his eyes off of the cellphone screen:
“Feel free to come back here whenever you like!”