I Know That After School, The Saint More Than Just Noble - Ch. 9: Epilogue
The next day.
The atmosphere in the classroom after the holidays was rather cheerful, as we had just had a barbecue on the last day.
“Good morning, Shinjo.”
It was the same as before, but Yamato found it less annoying than before.
“Good morning, Tamaki-san.”
As May greeted her many friends, she greeted Yamato with the same smile. He was honestly happy she greeted him the same.
“Good morning, Yamato.”
“Good morning, Shirase.”
Sayla also greeted me as usual.
She had her normal poker face, and she did not show the slightest hint that anything happened between them last night.
(What did she talk about with her sister after I left?)
Yamato was curious and decided to ask her during their lunch break.
“So, were you okay?”
I asked as soon as I met Sayla on the rooftop after lunch break.
She looked up at the cloudless sky with a dazzling glare and answered vaguely.
“Eh, What do you mean?”
“I mean, your sister gave you a sermon after that, didn’t she?”
“Oh, she asked me a lot of questions about Yamato. She was pretty persistent.”
“Haha… Well, that must have been tough for you.”
“My sister seems to have taken a liking to you, and to be honest, it’s really annoying.”
“It’s a pain for me too…”
““Pfft,”” we both laughed.
“By the way, I heard from your sister that Shirase is amazing in many ways. Are you going to join any clubs or something?”
“I won’t. I would have less time to play if I did.”
It’s a very straightforward reason.
“What about Yamato?”
Sayla asked, chewing on a piece of yakisoba bread.
“I’m not joining any either, I was in the go home club in middle school. But if Shirase wants to do something, I can think about it.”
“Hmm, I’m not going to join any club. By the way I want to eat some ice cream.”
“That’s too sudden… though, it’s hot today.”
Sayla took off her blazer and laid down on her back.
“You know, Yamato?”
“What is it?”
“What do you think it means to go astray?”
Yamato’s heart skipped a beat when he was suddenly asked that question.
It was the same word that Sayla’s sister, Reika, had said to him.
He wondered if she had heard the conversation in the car.
“Were you awake at that time?”
“For about half of it.”
Yamato held his head in embarrassment as he was told honestly.
At that time, Yamato thought that Sayla was sleeping soundly, so he had said something quite drastic. He was aware of how drastic his statement was.
He was so embarrassed that he wanted to crawl into a hole, to think that she heard such a bold statement.
“Hey, are you listening?”
Yamato took a deep breath as if to calm his mind, and turned his gaze.
“Yeah, it’s about going off astray, isn’t it? That’s…”
I was about to say that late-night trips to the arcade and to karaoke are good examples, but Yamato’s gaze fell on one detail.
Sayla was lying on her back, and the hem of her blouse was up, revealing her white stomach.
Her stomach was well toned and had a nice line, and her small belly button in the middle was very cute.
I swallowed my saliva at the blissful sight, as if it was announcing to me the arrival of early summer.
“Uh, something like that.”
I was dumbfounded, so I turned my gaze to her face and found myself eye to eye with Sayla.
I’m pretty sure she knows I was staring at her stomach.
Unable to think of a good way to mend the situation, Yamato decided to continue.
“That’s right, that’s how it is. Impure sexual exposure is one of many immoralities. It’s okay in front of me, but don’t bare your stomach in front of other people.”
“Oh, it’s open again.”
Sayla said with a sigh after pulling the hem of her blouse down tightly.
“Okay, I won’t show it in front of anyone but Yamato.”
“You know, the way you say it, it sounds kind of naughty. …Even in front of me, you should be careful. I’m a man, after all.”
“I know. Yamato is a boy, right?”
When he saw Sayla smiling and chuckling, Yamato sighed heavily this time.
“I don’t know if you really understand.”
Even as he said this, Yamato was excited as he thought of the future.
Of course, I will be careful to not lead Sayla astray from the proper path, myself included.
The summer with the Saint is coming.
What kind of scenery will we be able to see together? I couldn’t stop the excitement in my heart just thinking about it.
[TLN: Sorry, this really isn’t a chapter but I had to use chapter to get the correct order/index, please forgive me.]