Chapter 10:

Welcome New Members of The Art Club

Why Is This Girl So Shy Around Me?!

Sakuri and Aoki both looked up from their painting interested in hearing Makoto's decision. Then Makoto turned to look at Sakuri and said.

"I've decided I want to join the Art Club so if I could, I'd like to join Sakuri-san."

"What a surprise Makoto. I was sure you were going to pick the Anime & Manga Appreciation Club."

"I wanted to try something different. Can't go through my whole life doing only things I'm used to.

Sakuri was astonished that Makoto chose her club over something that involved his main interests.

"I see what you mean Makoto then that means I'll also join the club if I can."

"I thought you didn't want to join a club Kota?"

"Well you changed my mind based on what you said."

Both Makoto and Kota turn to look at Sakuri.

"So, Sakuri-san can we both join?"

"O-Of course!"

"Thank you Sakuri-san or should I say club president."

Aoki then called for their attention.

"That makes us four but we still need another member."

Sakuri began to shake nervously and get anxiety because she forgot about having to have 5 members in order to run a club. She didn't want to lose her club. Then Makoto grabbed her shoulder.

"Don't panic me and Kota are here now. We'll help in finding someone else it shouldn't be that hard."

"T-Thank you H-Haku-san."

"For now we should just head home and think about it tomorrow." Kota suggested.

"Yeah you're right Kota."

Everyone heads out the club room and goes home. Sakuri while walking home is thinking about how happy she is that her club is not close to being shut down and that Makoto is also in the same club as her. Maybe she can get closer with him now.

-The Next Day-
-Lunch Break-

"Kota how do we go about finding someone who wants to join the club?"

"Maybe we should make another poster that catches people's attention."

"I don't know...Sakuri-san said that no one is interested in it based off of everyone leaving in the first week."

Both of them then sighed in unison.

After school ends Makoto and Kota head to the club room to see that Sakuri and Aoki are already painting.

"Oh, hello Nakahara-senpai and Haku-senpai come sit down over here."

"But we don't really know how to paint that well."

"Then I can help Nakahara-senpai and Sakuri-senpai can aid Haku-senpai."

Sakuri tenses up and starts to blush.

"I-I don't think Haku-san should need my h-help."

"Of course I do. Sakuri-san you would be a great help."

"B-But I'm not r-really that good."

"That's not true your art is amazing."

Aoki walks behind Sakuri and whispers in her ear.

"Just do it. It's a great opportunity to get closer with him as well."


Sakuri gets embarrassed finding out that Aoki found out about her feelings toward Makoto. This caused her to accidentally bump into her canvas which then fell and caused the paint to get all over the floor.

"Oh no! I r-really messed up."

"It's okay Sakuri-senpai it was an accident."

"We should quickly clean it up before it permanently stains the floor." Kota suggested.

"Haku-senpai you can go get new paint and canvas for Sakuri-senpai. Me and Nakahara-senpai can get the cleaning supplies. Sakuri-senpai you can stay here and clean up what you can."

Everyone goes to do their job. Sakuri picks up the canvas that fell and gets sad that her painting got ruined. While in deep thought the door opens and someone steps in.

"Are you guys back alrea-..."

"So this is where you were Sakuri-me."