Why Is This Girl So Shy Around Me?!
It is now the next day in the morning and unlike other days Makoto is feeling determined and motivated. This change of emotions is due to the club being on the brink of being shut down. He is determined to convince Futaba to join if not he will find someone.
As Makoto is walking to the table where his breakfast is, his dad sees Makoto with a serious face.
"What's with the serious face? Is something wrong?"
"I'm on a mission today. It relates to the club I'm in." Makoto said with confidence and a serious tone.
"Okay." Makoto's dad said with a worried face.
Makoto walks into class and doesn't see Kota in his desk which means he must be outside. Having some time by himself he decides to look for Futaba to talk too. While Makoto is walking in the hallway he feels like someone is following him. He begins to wonder if his instincts are really true because he felt the same presence from yesterday.
'Is there really someone following me? I should pick up the pace.' Makoto thought to himself as he starts to speed walk.
Finally Makoto has found Futaba's classroom and sees her sitting down waiting for class to start.
"Futaba-san!" Makoto called out to her which caught the attention of the people in the classroom.
"Eh?!" Futaba looked to the door and saw Makoto which caught her off guard.
Futaba quickly walked up to Makoto.
"What are you doing here?!" Futaba shouted in confusion.
"I came here to talk to you."
Futaba instinctively figured out what Makoto wanted to talk about and quickly dismissed the conversation.
"I'm sorry but I don't want to join..." Futaba said.
"What? How did you know?"
Futaba turned to walk back to her seat. She wanted to join the club but she felt that she couldn't because of her bullying toward Sakuri. So she thought it would be best to avoid joining.
"Wait." Makoto grabbed her shoulder to stop her from walking.
"I know you feel bad for all you did, but...you've been forgiven. I can tell you mean it with your heart when you say you're sorry for your actions. So, come on." Makoto puts his hand up for a handshake to confirm the joining but yet again Futaba leaves him hanging.
Makoto sighs and just walks back to his classroom. While walking back he comes across Sasaki from the Anime & Manga Appreciation Club and goes up to him.
"Hey Sasaki-san it's been a while."
"Oh hello, Haku-san. What are you doing?" Sasaki says with a shaky voice since he is a shy person.
"I was just talking to someone I know trying to convince her to join the Art Club since we're short one member."
"You're short one member that sucks. I-If you need any help I'm here."
"Thank you but I wouldn't want to disturb your time." Makoto said.
"Okay.." Sasaki said with a monotone voice.
"Class is about to start soon. I'll see you later Sasaki-san. Tell everyone in the club I said hi." Makoto said while walking away.
Back at the classroom Kota is sitting down in his desk and is wondering where Makoto is.
'Where the hell is Makoto?' Kota thought to himself.
Seven minutes later Makoto can be seen entering the classroom and Kota notices.
"Hey Makoto where were you?"
"I was talking to someone ,hoping that they would join the club but it didn't come to fruition." Makoto said in a disappointed tone.
"Who was it?" Kota asked.
"Uhh...it was Futaba-san."
Kota stares silently in shock that Makoto was talking with Futaba.
"Wow that's a surprise. I thought you hated her."
"Not really. I was just annoyed by her but now she truly changed. But it's a disappointment that she can't come to the realization that Sakuri forgives her since she has changed for the better." Makoto said with a sigh.
The teacher comes in and class starts.
The first half of the day has passed and Makoto and Kota stroll around the hallways trying to see if anyone is interested in joining the Art Club.
"Wait a minute...hey Kota since we're out here doing this...what are Sakuri-san and Aoki-san doing?" Makoto came to a realization that he and Kota were the only one's that they have seen trying to find a fifth member.
"What the...you're right." Kota said.
Both of them sigh in unison.
"Whatever let's keep doing this." Makoto said then continued to talk to people.
School has now ended and the Art Club is in the club room with all of them worried and not knowing what to do.
"What are we supposed to do?" Aoki said with a sad face.
Makoto gets up from his seat and everyone looks at him thinking of what he is going to do.
"I'll come back. I have to go somewhere."
Kota knew what he meant but didn't want to bring him down knowing that Futaba wasn't going to join after two tries. Makoto moves his hand to open the sliding door. When he opens it someone is on the other side and falls to the floor.
"Wait a second aren't you the one that Kaneko was bullying some days ago?"
Makoto recognized who it was. It was the first year that Kaneko was messing with.
"Oh no you saw me!" The first year gets up quickly and goes to run away but is stopped by Makoto.
"Hey wait. Are you the one who has been following for some days now?"
"Uhhh..." The first year student was left speechless in being found out.