Chapter 26:


Cat's Hour ~猫の時間~

AfterwordBookmark here

Well, seems like the time has come. The dismissal bell rings and the spring season ended. Cat’s Hour is finished! Yay! Bookmark here

How is it? I’m glad if you love the story! Thank you for your support!Bookmark here

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.Bookmark here

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.Bookmark here

In the future, if there is a chance that adaptations will be made for this story, I will be really, really happy! Bookmark here

Of course, I’m also planning on extending this, but that was a talk for later. Bookmark here

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.Bookmark here

Mere words are not enough to explain how grateful and happy I am right now. Bookmark here

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.Bookmark here

Anyway, that’s all for now, I guess.Bookmark here

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! Bookmark here

As an extra, I wrote various scenarios/ dialogues where I’m celebrating my birthday with the student council members! Bookmark here

Enjoy~Bookmark here

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HIKARIBookmark here

Rinka: *busy writing some manuscripts*Bookmark here

Hikari: Sensei!Bookmark here

Rinka: Hmm? Oh, it’s Hikari!Bookmark here

Hikari: *holding a canvas* Happy birthday, Rinka-sensei! I drew a cat for you!Bookmark here

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?Bookmark here

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.Bookmark here

Rinka: *teary* I’m not that kind of person, Hikari. You’re so blunt.Bookmark here

Hikari: *stares intently* I’m watching you.Bookmark here

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TSUKIBookmark here

Rinka: Finally, some fresh air!Bookmark here

Tsuki: There you are.Bookmark here

Rinka: Hmm? Do you need something, Tsuki?Bookmark here

Tsuki: Here. Present. *gives a small box with blue ribbon*Bookmark here

Rinka: Really?! Thank you! Can I open it?Bookmark here

Tsuki: *uninterested* Do what you want.Bookmark here

Rinka: *opens the box* A cactus. Ne, what does it mean when you gave me this cactus? Surely, it has a meaning in floriography.Bookmark here

Tsuki: Not at all.Bookmark here

Rinka: Then, why?Bookmark here

Tsuki: You’re just a prick.Bookmark here

Rinka: A… prick… *teary*Bookmark here

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TSUKASABookmark here

Rinka: *sighs* Too much hate for my birthday… Oh! It’s Tsukasa!Bookmark here

Tsukasa: *notices and took a step back* W-what do you need?Bookmark here

Rinka: Ne, it’s my birthday!Bookmark here

Tsukasa: *took another step back* I know! I know! Just leave me alone! *escapes*Bookmark here

Rinka: Well, what am I expecting?Bookmark here

Two hours later… Bookmark here

Rinka: Where did these games came from?Bookmark here

Tsukasa: *peeking from behind the wall* I’m sure that was enough for her to leave me alone.Bookmark here

Rinka: *feels someone staring* Oh… Bookmark here

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ASAHIBookmark here

Rinka: Well, Tsukasa’s gift is pretty nice~ *hums*Bookmark here

Asahi: Sensei-chan! Bookmark here

Rinka: If it isn’t Asahi. What can I do for you?Bookmark here

Asahi: Happy birthday, Sensei-chan! I also have gifts for you! Bookmark here

Rinka: Oh! Gifts? Does that mean it’s more than one?Bookmark here

Asahi: Un! My gifts will be the best of all, the cream of the crop! The mankind is not ready for th–Bookmark here

Rinka: *cuts him off* Okay, what is it? Bookmark here

Asahi: Mou! Let me finish! Anyway, here they are. Bookmark here

Rinka: A coin bank, it looks like an antique…Bookmark here

Asahi: It is! That makes it more priceless!Bookmark here

Rinka: Also, this is… a book.Bookmark here

Asahi: *looks away and whistles*Bookmark here

Rinka: Titled, “How to Take Care of Cats: A Guide for Beginners” … *sniffs* What did I do to deserve this?Bookmark here

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AOIBookmark here

Rinka: *sighs* All gifts that I received so far shows their resentment on me. Bookmark here

Aoi: Rinka-sensei!Bookmark here

Rinka: Aoi! Don’t tell me you also hate me!Bookmark here

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*Bookmark here

Rinka: T-thank you, Aoi! You’re an angel! *cries*Bookmark here

Aoi: *serves a slice* Now, eat some, sensei. I know you like cheesecake.Bookmark here

Rinka: *eats a spoonful while crying* Thank you… Uuu…Bookmark here

Aoi: *smiles* By the way, it’s poisoned.Bookmark here

Rinka: *froze for a moment before coughing* W-what?!Bookmark here

Aoi: It’s a joke. Though, Tsuki-senpai asked me to put some sedative, rest assured I’m not heartless.Bookmark here

Rinka: *crying and screaming inside her mind* (How can you say that with a straight face?!)Bookmark here

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YUUTOBookmark here

Rinka: Alright, it’s official. I’m really hated. *slumps her face in the table*Bookmark here

Yuuto: A-ano… Sensei? Bookmark here

Rinka: Yuuto, do you hate me?Bookmark here

Yuuto: W-what are you saying, sensei…? I… I can’t possibly hate you… A-ano… I have a gift for sensei…Bookmark here

Rinka: Hmm? *lifts her face*Bookmark here

Yuuto: H-happy birthday, sensei… it’s not much but please accept this pen.Bookmark here

Rinka: *touched* Yuuto… come here, let me give you a pa-Bookmark here

Tsuki showed up and pointed the hoe on Rinka’s neck.Bookmark here

Tsuki: Don’t you dare touch him. *smiles menacingly*Bookmark here

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.Bookmark here

Rinka: *gulps* I’m really sorry! Kana, help me out here!Bookmark here

Despite her cry for help, no one answered. Bookmark here

Meanwhile, Kana was peacefully sipping tea in her office.Bookmark here

Kana: Hmm… I thought I heard something, must be a bug.Bookmark here

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That’s all! Thank you for reading! Until next time!Bookmark here

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