Cat's Hour ~猫の時間~
Well, seems like the time has come. The dismissal bell rings and the spring season ended. Cat’s Hour is finished! Yay!
How is it? I’m glad if you love the story! Thank you for your support!
Personally, I’m not confident when I started this. I don’t think I could finish a story at all since I easily lose interest while writing. But for some reasons, I did it just for fun and finished. It was really a long way.
I really enjoyed writing this. I feel like there are some bad parts and I can’t seem to improve it due to my lack of skill, but still, I’m satisfied with this. I still finished the story even if it’s just a part.
In the future, if there is a chance that adaptations will be made for this story, I will be really, really happy!
Of course, I’m also planning on extending this, but that was a talk for later.
Right now, I want to thank everyone who reached this part, who read the story and endured my horrible writing, to those who comments, who leaves a like, and even to those silent readers. Thank you.
Mere words are not enough to explain how grateful and happy I am right now.
This story officially ended today, September 2, 2021 and it is also my birthday. Next year, I’ll be looking back on this and celebrate Cat’s Hour first season anniversary. I hope people still remember this by that time.
Anyway, that’s all for now, I guess.
On behalf of Nekoji Academy’s Student Council, thank you for reading Cat’s Hour! We hope that we made you happy! May miracles happen to you!
As an extra, I wrote various scenarios/ dialogues where I’m celebrating my birthday with the student council members!
Rinka: *busy writing some manuscripts*
Rinka: Hmm? Oh, it’s Hikari!
Hikari: *holding a canvas* Happy birthday, Rinka-sensei! I drew a cat for you!
Rinka: *accepts the gift* Oh, you’re so sweet! Thank you! I’m already satisfied with the cats we have here but… why a painting?
Hikari: *smiles brightly* I’m thankful that sensei wrote our story. I know you like cats but you’re extreme at times. You made us suffer and that’s okay, but from now on, please don’t touch the cats.
Rinka: *teary* I’m not that kind of person, Hikari. You’re so blunt.
Hikari: *stares intently* I’m watching you.
Rinka: Finally, some fresh air!
Tsuki: There you are.
Rinka: Hmm? Do you need something, Tsuki?
Tsuki: Here. Present. *gives a small box with blue ribbon*
Rinka: Really?! Thank you! Can I open it?
Tsuki: *uninterested* Do what you want.
Rinka: *opens the box* A cactus. Ne, what does it mean when you gave me this cactus? Surely, it has a meaning in floriography.
Tsuki: Not at all.
Rinka: Then, why?
Tsuki: You’re just a prick.
Rinka: A… prick… *teary*
Rinka: *sighs* Too much hate for my birthday… Oh! It’s Tsukasa!
Tsukasa: *notices and took a step back* W-what do you need?
Rinka: Ne, it’s my birthday!
Tsukasa: *took another step back* I know! I know! Just leave me alone! *escapes*
Rinka: Well, what am I expecting?
Two hours later…
Rinka: Where did these games came from?
Tsukasa: *peeking from behind the wall* I’m sure that was enough for her to leave me alone.
Rinka: *feels someone staring* Oh…
Rinka: Well, Tsukasa’s gift is pretty nice~ *hums*
Rinka: If it isn’t Asahi. What can I do for you?
Asahi: Happy birthday, Sensei-chan! I also have gifts for you!
Rinka: Oh! Gifts? Does that mean it’s more than one?
Asahi: Un! My gifts will be the best of all, the cream of the crop! The mankind is not ready for th–
Rinka: *cuts him off* Okay, what is it?
Asahi: Mou! Let me finish! Anyway, here they are.
Rinka: A coin bank, it looks like an antique…
Asahi: It is! That makes it more priceless!
Rinka: Also, this is… a book.
Asahi: *looks away and whistles*
Rinka: Titled, “How to Take Care of Cats: A Guide for Beginners” … *sniffs* What did I do to deserve this?
Rinka: *sighs* All gifts that I received so far shows their resentment on me.
Rinka: Aoi! Don’t tell me you also hate me!
Aoi: What are you saying, sensei? You saved Yuuto-senpai so we should be thankful for that. By the way, I made a cheesecake for you. *Puts down the cake in the table*
Rinka: T-thank you, Aoi! You’re an angel! *cries*
Aoi: *serves a slice* Now, eat some, sensei. I know you like cheesecake.
Rinka: *eats a spoonful while crying* Thank you… Uuu…
Aoi: *smiles* By the way, it’s poisoned.
Rinka: *froze for a moment before coughing* W-what?!
Aoi: It’s a joke. Though, Tsuki-senpai asked me to put some sedative, rest assured I’m not heartless.
Rinka: *crying and screaming inside her mind* (How can you say that with a straight face?!)
Rinka: Alright, it’s official. I’m really hated. *slumps her face in the table*
Yuuto: A-ano… Sensei?
Rinka: Yuuto, do you hate me?
Yuuto: W-what are you saying, sensei…? I… I can’t possibly hate you… A-ano… I have a gift for sensei…
Rinka: Hmm? *lifts her face*
Yuuto: H-happy birthday, sensei… it’s not much but please accept this pen.
Rinka: *touched* Yuuto… come here, let me give you a pa-
Tsuki showed up and pointed the hoe on Rinka’s neck.
Tsuki: Don’t you dare touch him. *smiles menacingly*
Everyone appeared and shielded Yuuto from a certain author who made him suffer. They glared at her intensely. If looks could kill, the author would be long gone now.
Rinka: *gulps* I’m really sorry! Kana, help me out here!
Despite her cry for help, no one answered.
Meanwhile, Kana was peacefully sipping tea in her office.
Kana: Hmm… I thought I heard something, must be a bug.
That’s all! Thank you for reading! Until next time!