Chapter 9:

Babbling in the morning

Having Trouble Coming up With a Decent Story


RUZA WAS KILLED BY OBAREJIBookmark here

OBAREJI: YOU’RE SO BAD LOOOOOOL LMFAO HAHAHABookmark here

“C’mon Koshiro, were you even trying on this one?”Bookmark here

“I’m sorry Nobu! I’m trying, but I’m pretty sure he’s singling on me.”Bookmark here

“I’m pretty sure he isn’t…” Nobu was the first.Bookmark here

“Nyoko-chan thinks the same…” she murmured second.Bookmark here

“Hehe, I’m sorry Koike-san...” Hirata finished Koshiro off.Bookmark here

“I’m definitely the pushover…” Koshiro stared at the ground, his right eyebrow twitching.Bookmark here

In most of the matches, our heroes (RUZA, NYOKOCHAN, CHIFU, and BERIFU) played that night, they ended up facing AKUADO and OBAREJI (AKA “Koshiro’s terror”). Koshiro was always the first to lose (and usually to OBAREJI) and get mocked in the game chat. He truly wasn’t formidable at the game, after him, Nyoko was more or less an average player, Nobu was a pretty good one, and Hirata was the true “carry” of the team. Bookmark here

On the other side, the only constants were AKUADO and OBAREJI, their teammates varied from match to match, and, regarding their performances, AKUADO was a wild card: the quality of the gameplay changed constantly from good to great, or bad, or awful, or okay, or… you name it. But OBAREJI was different: always competing with CHIFU (Hirata) to see who was the best, and never one time failing to insult others on game chat, even his own teammates…Bookmark here

OBAREJI: WHAT ARE YOU DOING AKUADO?? LOLBookmark here

AKUADO: I’m trying to play the game…Bookmark here

OBAREJI: YOU CALL THIS PLAYING THE GAME?? LOLBookmark here

AKUADO: Well… yeah.Bookmark here

OBAREJI: YOU WERE PLAYING LIKE A GOD LAST MATCH! WHY ARE YOU PLAYING LIKE TRASH NOW?  YOU'RE COMPETING WITH RUZA TO SEE WHO'S THE WORST? LOLBookmark here

OBAREJI: I'M JUST KIDDING, THERE'S NO WAY SOMEONE IS AS BAD AS RUZA. LOLBookmark here

AKUADO: Hey, I don’t know! And why are you talking here instead of voice chat anyway?Bookmark here

OBAREJI: I DON’T WANT MY FAMILY HEARING ME CURSING YOU, AKUADO. LOLBookmark here

Koshiro couldn’t help but stare at the messages and think: “Is his ‘LOL’ button broken or something?”Bookmark here

“Alright, I think that’s enough for today.” Nobu said while leaving the game, “We have school tomorrow, Nyoko.”Bookmark here

“Nyoko-chan prefers to stay playing!”Bookmark here

“You can’t.”Bookmark here

“Aaah!” Nyoko made a sound of disappointment, “Okay!”Bookmark here

“I have to sleep as well.” stated Hirata, “Good night, Furukawa-san, Furukawa-chan, Koike-san, it was a pleasure to play with you guys.”Bookmark here

“Good night Hirata, thanks for coming.” replied Nobu.Bookmark here

“Thanks for coming! Good night, Hirata-kun!” uttered Nyoko.Bookmark here

“Good night Hirata-san.” said Koshiro. After that, they all turned off their TVs and gaming consolesBookmark here

“Aaah.” Koshiro heaved a deep sigh. “Oh man, Nobu is definitely going to pick on me because of today.” The boy got ready to sleep, but before doing so, he went to his closet and picked a notebook hid behind the clothes. Koshiro opened it and read what was written on the first page with large letters:Bookmark here

INSPIRATION!Bookmark here

Koshiro had promised he would fill that notebook when he started high school, so here he was. “Yeah, I’m definitely not just starting now because it’s the first time this notebook appears.”Bookmark here

He picked a pencil from his desk and wrote on the notebook’s second page:Bookmark here

First day:Bookmark here

Not much! Scar still hates me… but I tried to come up with some things! Bookmark here

fake girl, inflatable bears, and Lolis composed my day today… I guess.Bookmark here

Those two girls are weird but very pretty…Bookmark here

Hirata and Yasutake are in my class, and I met some other characters, it was a pretty busy day (8 chapters!).Bookmark here

Sumiye is Sumiye… Nobu and Nyoko-chan are fine…Bookmark here

Anyway, I should focus! There's a lot to happen yet!Bookmark here

***Bookmark here

“Why… are... you so mean? I’m… trying... my best. Kuma...chan? Yaoi...Isekai... Anpan...” Koshiro was babbling between snores.Bookmark here

“Do you understand what this boy is saying?” Sumiye asked Scar, by her side. They were standing in front of Koshiro’s bed. The boy was sprawled all over it while drooling.Bookmark here

“You know that I don’t understand this kid, Sumiye-chan.”Bookmark here

“You’re right…” Sumiye murmured, and then clapped her hands once: “So, do you want to do the honors?”Bookmark here

“You can always count on me, Sumiye-chan!”Bookmark here

“Okay! I’m counting on you!” Sumiye grabbed the cat and put her in Koshiro's head.Bookmark here

“Old... game? Lolis are… important… AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!” Koshiro woke with the feeling of cat claws on his skin.Bookmark here

“Hey Scar-chan, go a bit easier on him, okay?”Bookmark here

“Only because you’re asking!” Scar stopped scratching Koshiro’s head and started licking him.Bookmark here

“Aargh. Thanks for this last gesture Scar, but your tongue is rough.” Koshiro pushed the cat away and then jumped out of his bed.Bookmark here

“That’s the way you treat me when I have the goodwill to wake you up?!”Bookmark here

“She’s right Koshiro, why wouldn’t you want a kiss from this cute girl right here?” Sumiye indicated Scar with her hands.Bookmark here

“Sumiye-chan!” Scar’s eyes were shining while looking at Sumiye, “You’re the cutest!”Bookmark here

“No, you are, Scar-chan!”Bookmark here

“Sumiyechi!” Scar jumped into Sumiye’s arms, and it was as if the two started to shine together.Bookmark here

“Ahem.” Koshiro cleaned his throat, “I’m sorry to interrupt, but why did you wake me up at this hour?”Bookmark here

“Huh? What are you talking about? Aren’t you the one that wakes early to fail at his drafts?”Bookmark here

“Yeah... I wake up early compared to other students, not teachers. W-Wait...”Bookmark here

“Well, I guess that’s the price for having a healthy and delicious meal in your stomach in the morning!”Bookmark here

“So breakfast is ready already?”Bookmark here

“Of course not! it’s too early.”Bookmark here

Koshiro sighed “I don’t think I can go back to sleep now, so I’m better off just ‘drafting’ anyway”Bookmark here

“Do whatever you want but be ready to have breakfast in an hour. Let’s go Scar-chan!”Bookmark here

“Let’s go, Sumiye-chan!” Bookmark here

***Bookmark here

It isn’t a surprise that Koshiro couldn’t come up with anything. After some minutes of thinking, he gave up for that morning and got ready to go to school.Bookmark here

“I have to admit that your food is as good as always, Sumi-nee.” Koshiro had just finished his breakfast. “You’re gonna be a great wife.”Bookmark here

“Hmm.” Sumiye looked away from Koshiro and stared at the cup in her hands, “Wife, Huh? I don’t think this day is coming soon…”Bookmark here

“It only depends on you two…” Koshiro murmured without letting Sumiye hear. “I’m sorry for touching on the subject! I should’ve been more careful! I was just complimenting your cooking skills!”Bookmark here

“Haha.” she laughed weakly, “Don’t worry about it, Koshiro. I’m just hoping I won’t be judged just by my cooking skills.”Bookmark here

“Don’t worry about that, you have other great qualities Sumiye!”Bookmark here

“Uhum, thanks.”Bookmark here

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“Enjoy it Scar, and don’t worry, I’ll be back later today.” Sumiye put Scar's food.Bookmark here

“Thanks, Sumiye-chan!”Bookmark here

“I’m off then.” said Sumiye.Bookmark here

“Until later, Sumiye-chan!” Scar saw her off.Bookmark here

“I’m off!” uttered Koshiro.Bookmark here

“Wow, this food is really good!” Scar started eating.Bookmark here

“Whatever.” Koshiro turned around and headed to Sumiye’s car.Bookmark here

Sumiye and Koshiro got in the car, and she started driving, it wouldn’t take long to arrive at school in that way but it was enough time for some (not so trivial) chatter:Bookmark here

“So, have you considered joining any club?” Sumiye asked.Bookmark here

“What is this all of the sudden?”Bookmark here

“What?” the woman took her eyes off of the road for a moment to look at Koshiro: “I’m just curious! Besides, it could be good to inspire you.” she then returned her attention to where it should be.Bookmark here

“Yeah, but if I join one club my creativity will be limited by what that club does.”Bookmark here

“But your creativity is already limited.”Bookmark here

“Ouch, that was unnecessary.”Bookmark here

“I’m sorry for that, but did you know that our school has all types of clubs?”Bookmark here

“I might’ve heard of it.” (he actually hadn’t)Bookmark here

“So, there are all types of opportunities! Although I already have something in mind for you.”Bookmark here

“Hmm.” Koshiro looked at Sumiye, “And what is it?”Bookmark here

“It’s a secret!” she smiled, “For now at least…”Bookmark here

“Great…”Bookmark here

“If you don’t join a club by next week you’ll see what I’m talking about.”Bookmark here

“Okay.”Bookmark here

They remained quiet the rest of their short way to Obaka High, where Sumiye parked and asked Koshiro to get off the car.Bookmark here

“Hey! Good morning, Koike-san!” a voice called for Koshiro as soon as he got off of Sumiye’s car.Bookmark here

“G-Good morning Koike-san.” a shy voice followed. Hirata and Yasutake were approaching Koshiro.Bookmark here

“Oh, before I forget…” Sumiye diverted Koshiro’s attention, “Please enjoy this on your lunch break.” she handed him an obento. Bookmark here

“Thanks, Sumi-nee.”Bookmark here

“D-Did he just arrived at school with Suto-Sensei??” a panicking Yasutake asked Hirata while Sumiye entered the school building.Bookmark here

“Yes! And she slept with him last night!”Bookmark here

“WHAT??!”Bookmark here

Hearing that, Koshiro couldn’t keep his mouth shut anymore: “She slept in my house, IN my house.” he shouted. “And in another room!” he added.Bookmark here

“B-But she even handed him a boxed lunch…”Bookmark here

“Aargh.” Koshiro sighed and walked towards the other two first-years: “What are you doing here anyway? It’s too early for students.”Bookmark here

“Huh?” Hirata tilted his head, “Isn’t it obvious? That’s the part where we see you and Suto-Sensei together and start to misunderstand your relationship with her.”Bookmark here

“Hmm.” Koshiro stared at Hirata, “And after saying this, what do you think?”Bookmark here

“Oh, now I’m almost sure you two have an unchaste relation!”Bookmark here

“I-I agree with Kazuhiko-kun.” Yasutake nodded.Bookmark here

“Oh my god.” Koshiro smacked his own head, “I’ve told you that it’s not like that, she’s like an older sister…”Bookmark here

“This makes things worst Koike-san…”Bookmark here

Koshiro heaved a sigh and looked at the sky with annoyance: “Let’s just go inside.”Bookmark here

-june-
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