Chapter 1:

Trial 1: An introduction course

Hopeless Romangatic

We sit there, peacefully. The silence is a nice change of pace for once in a while. Then she began to talk.Bookmark here

"Hey Yu..."Bookmark here

My attention is immediately brought back to her. My one and only girlfriend. I'm a bit flustered just resting here with her got my heart racing.Bookmark here

"Ye-Yes?"Bookmark here

She gives me a soft, cold, and pitiful smile.Bookmark here

"Let's break up!"Bookmark here

My heart starts to speed up out of confusion and a violent whiplash of sadness. I try to reason not only with her, but my mind as well.Bookmark here

"Eh?"Bookmark here

Her mixed bag of a smile changed into a look of frustration.Bookmark here

"Do I really need to break everything down for you?! We've barely done anything, but talk to each other for months!"Bookmark here

Others begin to look at us as I begin to repeat 'No, this can't be happening' in my head. Bookmark here

"Isn't that what normal couples do? I don't see the problem."Bookmark here

I raised my voice a bit only to back down after hearing myself. She is fed up with me at this point.Bookmark here

"I'm not in the mood to wait for it to click with you. Goodbye Yu."Bookmark here

I stick my hand out to her as she gets up and leaves. I drop my head onto the table and begin to sulk and question. Everyone else in the cafe is quietly whispering to about me, and I'm just left there alone.Bookmark here

"Hey Yu, catch."Bookmark here

I feel a juice box hit my head. And I jolt back up. It takes me a second, but I recognize my two upperclassmen friends Aron and Eva are staring at me.Bookmark here

I complain "What was that for?"Bookmark here

Aron sighs "You're snoring."Bookmark here

Eva has a smug look on her face as always.Bookmark here

"And you were drooling all over your manga!"Bookmark here

I look down to see my new romcom I bought only yesterday covered in slobber. I'm disgusted and disappointing. How will I ever recover from this?!Bookmark here

"My... Manga..."Bookmark here

My eyes water. Before I can start crying for the loss of my precious manga, Aron winds up to ask me a question. He has that look of worry on his face.Bookmark here

Meaning I probably did something stupid that he already knows the answer to. He proceeds anyways.Bookmark here

"How long did you sleep last night?"Bookmark here

I answer with no shame and a sort of twisted pride. I stand up from the table we're sitting at and put my hand on my chest. With glittering hope in my eyes.Bookmark here

"3 hours!"Bookmark here

Eva seems intrigued. She looks over at Aron almost looking for approval for what she's about to do. He doesn't respond too well almost begging her not to without saying a word.Bookmark here

"What were you reading last night?"Bookmark here

Aron gives her a big frown. She doesn't care. I see this as one of the rare opportunities to share what I truly like. Most people don't talk to me since I'm "super hot" or "too cool". If only that were true... I'm just an otaku who has barely any friends.Bookmark here

"And then they almost kiss-"Bookmark here

The bell cuts me off and we get up from our table. Aron seems to be overjoyed by the bell finally saving him from such a tragic fate like me. He closes his workbook with one hand and stands up.Bookmark here

"There goes my study time."Bookmark here

Eva interjects.Bookmark here

"Come on! It wasn't that bad. We got to hear an interesting story!"Bookmark here

I will never understand how those two get along with one another. It's like they're opposites through and through. We all head our separate ways. Bookmark here

In class, I try to focus to no avail. My mind wanders to all the heart pounding action, romance, and comedy I could be reading or have read. I hear a slam at my desk. It's one of my classmates. I look up to see her short, brown, braided hair and eyes glaring at me with intensity.Bookmark here

"Yuta! Did you not hear me?"Bookmark here

I snap out of it to find that class is already over. I nervously laugh.Bookmark here

"Ehehehe... Would you be mad if I said no?"Bookmark here

Sara is her name. She's pretty popular with the other students. Especially the ones who like to gossip. So I hear her and her friends often talking about me and my habits. They probably think I do insanely cool things outside of school. Oh how far that is from the truth! I usually hide what I do outside of school because people will probably think I'm super weird. Bookmark here

She lets out an overly exaggerated sigh. She point her finger right in my face. Bookmark here

"I need you to meet me after school."Bookmark here

I have a feeling that she's already pretty mad at me. I have a hard time telling why though.Bookmark here

"What for?"Bookmark here

Her cheeks begin to get red and her voice starts to go low as-well as her head.Bookmark here

"Because I need to ask you something important."Bookmark here

"Did you say something?"Bookmark here

She begins to get more flustered. Putting her entire hand in my face trying to silence me for such a question.Bookmark here

"N-No! Just come ok?!"Bookmark here

She storms off back to her friends who look as if they're giggling at what just occurred. Jeez, I guess she really wants me to go. I might as-well just to not make her mad. Bookmark here

After school I walk home with my friends. We're chatting about what we're doing over the weekend. Until I hear someone call out my name. Bookmark here

"YUTA!"Bookmark here

I look behind me and there's Sara with tears welting up in her eyes. Her arms are straight down as she stares me dead in the eyes. Eva gives out a nervous chuckle for me.Bookmark here

"Looks like someone is going to be scolded."Bookmark here

She looks abosultely furious. I know it's serious when even I can tell.Bookmark here

"You forgot! How could you?!"Bookmark here

Well this is a predicament for sure. I begin to try and swoon her with my supposed "hot looks" . I try and stick out my lips and slick back my hair with poor results.Bookmark here

"I'm sorry, but can't you forgive me? Please?"Bookmark here

She walks up to me and kicks me in the groin. I drop onto my knees. I should've seen that coming.Bookmark here

"You dolt! I'll never forgive you! Unless..."Bookmark here

As I gasp for air I once again question. Hanging on not only for dear life, but for hope. Bookmark here

"Yes, and what would that be?"Bookmark here

"Can... Can we hang out on Sunday?"Bookmark here

I stand up and walk over to her. Putting my arm onto her shoulder. I stare deeply into her eyes, and she stares deeply into my. She becomes flustered. Bookmark here

"Sure..."Bookmark here

I pass out on her shoulder. She begins to panic. My friends finally step in after the entire spectacle is already over. They drag me home and hope for the best.Bookmark here

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