Chapter 1:

New Transfer Student

Why Is This Girl So Shy Around Me?!

"Aww man be quiet you dumb alarm. Let me sleep!" said Makoto as he tries to go back to sleep.

Someone's footsteps are heard heading to the door of Makoto's. "Hey, Makoto it's time to wake up. You're going to be late." 

"Alright! Man what's someone got to do to be able to get some sleep here?" Makoto begins to get up and turns to look at his alarm. 


"What's wrong?!" said Makoto's mom while bursting into the room.

"Aahh! Get out what are you doing! Knock on the door first!" Makoto yelled while trying to put on his clothes fast.

Makoto doesn't have time to get completely ready only enough to put on his uniform and get his backpack. He runs out of the house without eating breakfast.

He was 15 minutes late.


Meanwhile in Makoto's new class the teacher is waiting for him so Makoto can introduce himself to the students.

"It seems the new transfer student is running late. Just hold on a little longer."

Makoto has finally arrived on school grounds and runs in the hallway. He stops in front of the class door and opens it.

"I'm sorry I am late sensei."

"Oh, Haku-san you've arrived. Why don't you introduce yourself to the class."

Makoto gets in front of the class and stands up straight. "Hello everybody my name is Makoto Haku I've moved to this city because of my parents new job. I hope I can become friends with all of you."

"Ok Haku-san why don't you sit behind Nakahara-san."

Makoto makes his way to his seat behind a blonde hair boy. Nakahara quickly turns around to look at Makoto.

"Hey my name is Kota Nakahara. Let's be friends."

Makoto looks back at him surprised on how fast someone wanted to be friends with him.

"Ok Nakahara-san."

Nakahara changes his expression. "You can call me Kota and drop the -san honorific. We're friends now."

"Oh, I'm sorry. Then you can just call me Makoto then."

" Alright students you can address me as Tanaka-sensei and I will be teaching you as your first period teacher. Let's go onto the lesson."

After first period ends while the teachers are switching the students in the class are looking back at Makoto and talking about him. Makoto notices this and thinks to himself what they are possibly talking about.

"Don't pay mind to them."

"Aah Kota you scared me. Don't worry I don't care what they're saying."

"Anyways are you interested in joining any clubs?"

"Maybe, I'm not sure yet. Are you in a club?"

"No I'm not into clubs I like to stay home and play video games and read manga."

Makoto stares at him in awe of what he just said.

"So what you're saying is you also play video games and read manga."

"Yeah why?"

Makoto grabs Kota's hand and says, "We are going to be great friends!" while crying tears of joy. Kota stares at Makoto with a confused face.

A new teacher comes in and everyone settles back down. The classes go by and Makoto is listening while looking outside the window. Now it's time for lunch and since Makoto woke up late and rushed out of the house he left without his bento box.

"Oh no!"

"What's wrong Makoto?"

"Since I was so late I left my bento box at home!"

"Looks like I'm not the only one that left their bento box." said Kota while laughing.

"How did you leave your bento box if you weren't late?"

"It doesn't matter now. Come on let's go to the cafeteria to buy something."

"Alright." said Makoto while getting up to leave for the cafeteria.                                                                         

Joshua Lundquest
Joe Gold