I (30), Who Works for a Black Company and Died While Regretting My Gloomy Life, Started Over From High School! - chapter 11
- I (30), Who Works for a Black Company and Died While Regretting My Gloomy Life, Started Over From High School!
- chapter 11 - When my grades improve, I get to teach the girl of my dreams how to study.
11.When my grades improve, I get to teach the girl of my dreams how to study.
(Oh, there it is. The ranking is …… 10th place. I guess I did pretty well considering I only had a month to study after I went back in time.)
Every time we had a test, the names and rankings of the top students were posted in the hallway, and I felt a little satisfied with the results that were posted there.
“What? Hey! What’s going on, Nihama? You’re in the top 10 of the midterm test!”
“Oh, I’ve been studying a lot.”
It’s been a really long time since I’ve studied with a reference book open, but the good thing about studying at the high school level is that the more you do, the more results you get.
“No, what are you saying so plainly? Where did that guy who was hanging around in the middle with me go? You traitor!”
Ginji shouted in the noisy hallway, with a mixture of joy and sorrow over the test results. Apparently, this guy’s score was pretty bad.
“I don’t remember forming a below-average alliance with you. I just happen to have a lot of days when I felt like studying this time.”
” Shit! You’re saying that it’s not a big deal like you’re the strongest hero in the world! And I’m sure my mother is going to be very angry with my scores.”
“Wow, ……! Amazing! That’s amazing! Nihama-kun, you sure studied a lot!”
Before I knew it, Shijoin-san, who was next to me, praised me with a sparkle in her eyes.
I’m glad to hear that – but she didn’t notice that the buzz around her stopped immediately with that comment.
“No, no, no, it’s not that great. The last exam was pretty bad, I just barely passed.”
“No, it’s amazing! I mean, I’m pretty far below on the list. ……”
The only weakness of Shijoin-san, who slumps her shoulders in disappointment, is her studies, and while she has always scored just below average, this time she seems to have done even worse.
“Oh, wait, ……! Why is Shijoin-san so …… close to you?
“We’re in the library committee together.”
Ginji, who looked somewhat confused, asked me, but since I was aware of the people around me, I just answered him without hesitation.
“Um, ……, and I’d like to ask you a favor, …….”
Shijoin-san stops mid sentence, looking as if she is having a hard time saying it.
Although Shijoin-san tends to be fawned over by those around her, she tries to do everything on her own, so asking for a favor is a rare case.
“I need you to save me from that …… er, …… light novel ban!”
” Huh, ……?”
“Actually, …… I’ve been reading a lot of light novels lately, and …… my grades have dropped so badly because of it. ……”
It was after school.
In the empty classroom, I was getting a follow-up explanation from Shijoin-san about her request that was not explained very well during the afternoon.
“Then my father told me, ‘If you don’t get an overall average score on your next test, you’re not allowed to read that manga-like novel! ……”
“Eh, ……, you read that much? About how many books a month?”
“Uh, …… it’s about 40 books.”
“That’ s too much! It’s no wonder there’s a ban!”
If you read that many books, it’s only natural that your studies would be neglected.
She didn’t even realize how addicted she was to it. ……
“Yes …… I got so absorbed in it. It’s totally my fault. ……! I’m sure you’ll be able to understand what I mean. I’m so embarrassed, if there was a hole, I would want to go in it. …… Ugh ……”
The always-smiling Shijoin-san was unusually depressed, and her shoulders slumped down in disappointment.
I feel bad for her, but it’s also refreshingly cute to see her like this, as if she was a small dog pouting.
“But ……, it’s surprising for the serious Shijoin-san to forget the time and get addicted to something. “
Shijoin-san seems to be a very serious person, and it’s not like she’ s too absorbed in her hobby to get into trouble.
“I’m not like that. I’m not good at studying because of my concentration problem. …… I can’t resolve myself to go on my desk, so I just flip through a magazine and time passes by. What a stupid mistake I’ve made! And I often hate myself for doing such a thing. ……”
“Is that so ……?”
“That’s right. Some people say I can do anything, but I’m far from that ideal person. I have to study as hard as I can in order to understand the lessons, and on my days off, I accidentally sleep until noon. ……”
It was very cute to see Shijoin-san puffing out her cheeks, as if she was unhappy with the special treatment she usually gets.
“She also has a hidden clumsy side. …… That makes her even more attractive. ……”
” Hmm? Did you say something, Nihama-kun?”
“Oh, no, it’s nothing. So does that mean you want me to teach you how to study?”
“Yes, that’s right! I am really embarrassed about this, but I’m really …… ashamed to ask you to help me!
“Well, no you don’t have to bow your head! I can teach you as much as you want!”
“Really? Thank you so much!”
When I agreed, Shijoin-san’s face lit up as if she had found salvation.
Oh God, ……, don’t be so purely pleased like a child, you’re so cute.
“But why me? There are smarter people out there, and I’m sure anyone would be happy to teach you how to study if Shijoin-san asked. ……”
“Eh? No, it’s true that there are other people who have great grades, but …… I’m not very close to them, and if I suddenly asked them to teach me how to study, they would just be in trouble. ……”
As long as the other party is a man, if Shijoin asks you to do something, everyone will take it with MAX tension. …… It seems that she still doesn’t recognize her own charm properly.
“It’s hard to relax when you’re studying side by side with someone you don’t know well. In that regard, Nihama-kun is the boy I’m closest to, and he’s smarter than me, so I feel very relieved.”
I barely managed to keep a straight face, but my heart was pierced by the words “closest boy” and it took a huge amount of rationality to suppress the joy that exploded inside of me from the bottom of my heart.
Good …… good ……! My favorability is increasing steadily!
I shouldn’t get carried away, because she probably said it unconsciously, but I just can’t stop my heart from dancing with joy.
“Hmmm, I’m glad to hear that. Shall we get right to it?”
I forcibly pushed down the turmoil that lingered in my heart, and acted as if nothing was wrong.
“Yes, then please, ‘Sensei’!”
The sound of “Sensei” which was said with a pure and innocent smile made my heart shake violently again.