Chapter 9:

Club Searching: The Art Club

Why Is This Girl So Shy Around Me?!

Makoto and Kota had arrived at the door of the Art Club and it was quiet. Makoto knocked on the door and this time no one answered. 

"What there no one here?"

Makoto knocked again confused that this time no one came to the door.

"Umm...Makoto are you sure this is the right room?"

"Yeah I'm pretty sure. Unless...there is no Art Club."

Makoto stood there deciding what to do.

"Makoto why don't we enter the room."

"You're right. Let's head in."

Makoto opens the door and to their surprise there was canvases and paint everywhere. Makoto walked around the room.

"It seems like no one is here."

Makoto went over to one of the canvases and what he saw made him stiff.

"Hmm? Makoto what's wrong?"

"Uhh...K-Kota come over here for a second."

"What's going on with you Mako-..."

They both stood there in place looking at the canvas with a confused face. What they saw on the canvas was a painting of Makoto smiling. Then a loud noise that sounded like a lot of art supplies fell.


Makoto and Kota had turned around to see Sakuri tearing up in embarrassment. Then Sakuri ran up to the canvas and covered it and looked away from Makoto.


"I-It's n-not what you think."

Sakuri was getting red as a tomato and in an unlikely turn of events so was Makoto. He was blushing because of the painting of himself and more that it was Sakuri who did it.

"I-It's okay. I actually like the painting."

"H-Haku-san I-I'm sorry. I'll get rid of it."

"N-no no don't! I don't mind at all."

Kota was noticing that this wasn't going anywhere so he decided to break the ice.

"Makoto, Sakuri-san let's put that behind now. Let's do what you came here for."

"Right. So Sakuri-san I'm interested in joining the Art Club but I wanted to see what it's about."

"O-ok, if you have any concerns l-let me know."

"How many members are there?"

"It's only two including me."

"Wait, Kota isn't the minimum amount of members for a club 5?"

"Yeah, if you don't the club gets shut down."

"Sakuri-san has it always been like this?"

"Yes, no one wants to join anymore. There used to be people in this club but everyone left." Sakuri started to get choked up and teary eyed.

The door opens and someone comes in.

"Sakuri-senpai. Hmm?"

Makoto and Kota turned around to see who it was and Makoto recognized her.

"Aren't you Aoi from the ramen shop?"

"Oh, it's you from last week."

"H-Haku-san, Nakahara-san this is Aoi Aoki s-she's the other member in this club and a first year. Aoki-san this is M-Makoto H-Haku and Kota Nakahara they are my friends."

"So what are you two doing here?"

"I'm thinking of joining a club and this was one of my choices and Kota here is just accompanying me."

"I see. So Haku-senpai what do you think?"

"Well I haven't seen much yet and since you're here now I'm hoping I can see you two in action. I mean doing your club activities hehe."

Aoki nodded and moved to her canvas station. Sakuri started to go to work as well. Makoto walked around both of them watching them paint and Makoto noticed Sakuri was smiling. He was surprised from how happy she looked and also how cute she looked painting. Some time had passed and Kota made Makoto come back to reality.

"Hey Makoto I think it's time to decide what club you're joining."

"Yeah I know and I think I finally decided."