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. Bookmark here

"What there no one here?"Bookmark here

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

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

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

Makoto stood there deciding what to do.Bookmark here

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

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

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

"It seems like no one is here."Bookmark here

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

"Hmm? Makoto what's wrong?"Bookmark here

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

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

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.Bookmark here

"Eehh!"Bookmark here

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.Bookmark here

"Uhm...Sakuri-san?"Bookmark here

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

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.Bookmark here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"How many members are there?"Bookmark here

"It's only two including me."Bookmark here

"Wait, Kota isn't the minimum amount of members for a club 5?"
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"Yeah, if you don't the club gets shut down."Bookmark here

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

"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.Bookmark here

The door opens and someone comes in.Bookmark here

"Sakuri-senpai. Hmm?"Bookmark here

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

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

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

"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."Bookmark here

"So what are you two doing here?"Bookmark here

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

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

"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."Bookmark here

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.Bookmark here

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

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

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