I (30), Who Works for a Black Company and Died While Regretting My Gloomy Life, Started Over From High School! - chapter 34
- I (30), Who Works for a Black Company and Died While Regretting My Gloomy Life, Started Over From High School!
- chapter 34 - I'd like to invite my friend.
I’d like to invite my friend.
My name is Shijouin Tokimune.
A successful man who has amassed a huge fortune in a single generation, married the daughter of a famous family after a great romantic encounter, and is currently living a life like someone in a movie would.
I’m currently in a great mood, relaxing in the living room of my house with my wife and daughter.
“58th place… Good job Haruka! Your grades have improved a lot compared to your last midterm !”
I couldn’t help but smile when I saw the report card that my daughter Haruka had brought home.
The numbers written on the report card clearly showed how much effort my daughter had put in.
“Yes, I really worked hard! So about… the light novel ban…”
“Of course, it’s lifted now. However, don’t get so addicted that it interferes with your studies again.”
“Yes, I’ll be careful!” Haruka replied happily.
Apparently she really likes those novels with illustrations.
(But… ah, thank goodness! I’m really glad that I didn’t punish her and make Haruka cry!)
On the surface, I was posing as a dignified father, but in reality, I was truly relieved from the bottom of my heart.
As a parent, I had no choice but to tell her, “If you don’t get a good result in the next test, you’re not allowed to read light novels!” But if I actually punished her and saw my angel Haruka’s crying face, I would lose my mind and probably die.
But Haruka studied hard and avoided the worst-case scenario for everyone, which would be her crying over the punishment I gave her.
She is my sweet angel.
“I’m glad to see that you’re doing well. But you’ve been coming home late for a while now, are you doing some kind of study session at school?” My wife, Akiko, asked curiously.
I certainly didn’t expect the test results to be this great either.
“Yes, I am! One of my friends who is good at studying has been staying with me after school to help me with my studies… they… are really good at teaching and inspiring me. I’m really grateful to them!”
“Oh, my! Is that alright? You have a good friend, don’t you?”
“Yes, that friend of mine is really great! They taught me all the time, but also worked so hard on studying themselves and got first place in the final exam!”
It’s not easy for a girl to put in that much effort for her friends and still come out on top. A child with a considerable backbone.
“At first, I was only considering being taught on the subjects I’m weak at, but before I knew it, I was being taught all ten subjects, both minor and major.”
“What do you mean, ‘all of them?’ No matter how good your friend is, you’re being taken care of too much.”
How much time did that friend devote to Haruka?
“Yes, I also felt that way and told my friend several times that I felt bad having taken away that much of their time, but… they said, ‘It’s also for my studies and it was fun.’ I was completely indebted to them. So at least, I brought some snacks with me…”
Is that what they called bottomless friendship or… a good-natured friend?
“They taught me all the subjects very accurately and gave me predictions about what the test range will cover… and I was so amazed that it turned out to be right. I really owe the improvement in my grades to my friend.”
“Well, that was a great friend… Perhaps it’s the same classmate you were talking about before, the one who planned the school festival all by himself and handled all the preparations and the actual running of the project?”
My wife, Akiko, seemed to have heard about it, but I had never heard of it.
Haruka had said after the festival, “It was really fun! Both the preparations for the festival and the day of the event.” I was truly happy to see Haruka’s smiling report, although I didn’t hear any more than that…
“Yes, that’s right! At that time, they were leading the class with a very well-thought-out plan and precise instructions. As the actual leader of the class, they were very busy, but… they continued to hold the study sessions even though the number of times was reduced.”
“Well, wait… what’s with that kid? From what I’ve heard, it sounds like she’s operating beyond her physical limits…”
It doesn’t matter how young you are, you’re working too hard.
If it were in my company, we’d be checking to see if there were any problems with your work ethic.
“They told me that no matter how busy they are… they never neglected to sleep, saying, ‘If I don’t get enough sleep, I’ll die one day.’ And yet, they were very good at doing things efficiently and at a very quick pace, managing to do everything.”
The more I listened the more I thought the kid didn’t sound like a high school student at all…
In particular, the part about sleep sounds very plausible.
Did someone in their family die because of it?
“So… I want to invite my friend to our house this Saturday to thank them for helping me with my studies!”
“Oh, at our house?”
“Yes, I thought about giving them something as a gift, but I thought it might be better to express my gratitude by treating them to lunch that I prepared…”
Hearing these words, I was relieved to know that my daughter was growing up in an upright way, without being consumed by the environment of being the daughter of the company president.
I’m sure that friend would be happy to receive a gift from her, but she prefers to cook and entertain them herself to show her appreciation – that kind of feeling is very important.
“Yes, that’s a wonderful idea! I’d love to help, but if you want to do it by yourself, then so be it! Hey, dear?”
“Yes, of course. Make sure you treat them well.”
Haruka’s achievement in this test was remarkable.
If it was all thanks to that friend of hers… she has done a great job and deserves a regular tutor fee.
“If she had gone that far to help you, it would be natural to thank her. I’ll be gone from home that day for some errands, but I’ll be back in the afternoon so I can at least say hello.”
I want to thank her if she took care of Haruka that much, and I’m also interested in what kind of girl she is.
“That was good! Thank you, Dad!”
“Haha, I’m not a narrow-minded man to object to my daughter inviting her friends over!”
Phew, today is a good day.
To have my daughter say ‘thank you’ to me with such a lovely smile.
“…… hmm? Oh? I’m pretty sure that the one who played an active role in the festival was… Ah?”
“What happened to you, Akiko?”
“… No, it’s nothing, Tokimune-san.”
Am I a funny guy?
What did I say funny that you found yourself smiling so meaningfully?
“Then I’ll tell my friend that it will be on next Saturday! I’m going to think about the lunch and snack menu for that, so that’s it!”
As soon as she said that, Haruka rushed back to her room.
Oh, She’s very enthusiastic.
“Haha, it’s nice to witness the friendship between young girls. They really care about each other a lot.”
“Fufufu… Yes, they seem to be getting along very well.”
“Mmm, what’s wrong? Looking at my face and chuckling.”
My wife was acting suspiciously for a while now.
She’s grinning strangely or holding back her laughter.
“No, I’m starting to look forward to seeing her friend too! I can’t wait for Saturday!”
“Oh, that’s right. I don’t know if we’ll be able to meet, so tell her to keep looking out for Haruka. She’s a bit on the fuzzy side, so I want you to support her.”
“Buh…! No, no, you’re right. I’ll tell her that.”
I tilted my head in confusion watching my wife who suddenly burst out in laughter, unable to contain herself.
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