Chapter 3:

A New Friend

Why Is This Girl So Shy Around Me?!

The students in the classroom were starting to look away since the argument ended and went back to their own conversations. Kota noticed Makoto was clenching his fists and still looked angry. Bookmark here

"Makoto don't think about that guy anymore. He's not worth getting all worked up for."Bookmark here

"Yeah I know. Don't worry about me."Bookmark here

Makoto turns to look at Sakuri still drenched in food from her bento box.Bookmark here

"Are you okay?"Bookmark here

Sakuri looks at Makoto startled by hearing someone call her. She looked at Makoto in a different way. In her perspective she saw his hair flow in the air and his question came out soft. She seemed to start to develop some feelings for Makoto.Bookmark here

"Y-yes I'm okay."
She was fidgeting not being able to make eye contact with Makoto.Bookmark here

"You should get cleaned up. Don't want to have your hair be covered in rice." Makoto said in a jokingly way.Bookmark here

Sakuri left to go to the restroom and get cleaned up. Kota poked Makoto to get his attention and made a funny face to go with what he was about to say.Bookmark here

"Hey Makoto guess what?"Bookmark here

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"I ended up getting the same sandwich as you."
Makoto stared at him with a blank stare but slowly started to smile and ended up with both of them laughing.Bookmark here

"Wow, I can't believe it you went through all that trouble of not knowing what to get and you end up getting the same thing as me." Makoto said while laughing.Bookmark here

"I know right."
As they're slowly getting out of their laugh attack they sit back down on their desks and Kota begins to eat his sandwich. Makoto thinks back to seeing the girls bento box being ruined. He looks at his sandwich as decides to hold onto it for a little while longer.Bookmark here

"Kota, who were those people?"Bookmark here

"Oh, the dude is Itsuki Kaneko. He's in the baseball team and is the ace pitcher. Kaneko acts like a douchebag all the time and is just a pain in the neck."Bookmark here

"I can tell."Bookmark here

Makoto's response causes Kota to release a small laugh.
"The girl is Meinu Futaba and is Kaneko's girlfriend."Bookmark here

Makoto starts to laugh and Kota looks at him confused wondering why he's laughing by hearing her name.Bookmark here

"Do you know what Meinu means?"Bookmark here

"Doesn't it refer to a pretty woman?"Bookmark here

"No, it can also mean a female dog also known as a b*tch."Bookmark here

"That name really goes hand in hand with her personality."Bookmark here

They both start to have a laugh attack. While they're laughing Sakuri makes her way into the room and sits in her desk. Makoto stops laughing and turns to her. He saw she got cleaned up but her uniform still has some stains on it.Bookmark here

"Are you feeling better?"Bookmark here

"Huh? Oh...y-yes I'm doing okay." Bookmark here

She said that even though she was blushing madly looking at Makoto and thinking back to what he did for her. Makoto holds his sandwich up to Sakuri's face.
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"Here you can have my sandwich since that guy ruined your bento box."Bookmark here

"N-no it's okay. It's yours you should eat it. I-i'm not really hungry anyways."Bookmark here

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Sakuri's stomach growled enough for Makoto to hear it and start to lightly laugh. She begins to blush madly from embarrassment.Bookmark here

"It's fine don't worry about me. Here." Bookmark here

Sakuri takes it and starts to eat it.Bookmark here

"So what's your name?"Bookmark here

"My name? I-it's Yasu Sakuri. W-what's yours?"Bookmark here

"The name's Makoto Haku. Nice to meet you. Sakuri-san."Bookmark here

"And my name's Kota Nakahara."Bookmark here

Kota chimed in joining the conversation. And with that the three of them became friends.Bookmark here

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