I was Rejected 10,000 times by My Childhood Friend, but After I Gave Up, I Suddenly Started Getting Popular? - Ch. 1 - Episode 1 p1
- I was Rejected 10,000 times by My Childhood Friend, but After I Gave Up, I Suddenly Started Getting Popular?
- Ch. 1 - Episode 1 p1 - An Annoying Kouhai
I yawn loudly.
Contrary to my yawn, I actually slept too much last night, which is why I’m this sleepy right now. Now that I think about it, the human body is probably designed to be inconvenient. The most difficult thing is to get something just right.
And so, with a bit of pent up frustration, I headed to school.
As I got closer and closer to the school, there were more and more people wearing the same uniform as me on the street. Eventually, I came across a beautiful girl wandering around in front of a convenience store.
And when she saw me, she exclaimed, “Ah!”, and then ran up to me with a happy look on her face.
“You’re late, senpai! Don’t you know what a maiden’s heart is like? Making a girl wait for you?”
“Stop, let’s just get Lala World out of your mind for once, shall we?”
“…Senpai? What are you talking about?”
“That’s my line!
She smiled happily at my retort, making a face that said, “That’s it!”
I’m really tired in the morning.
Also, the part about not knowing about a maiden’s heart was pretty cringe of her.
“So, why am I supposed to be meeting up with you?”
I didn’t want to stick around in front of the convenience store, so I started walking to the school.
Lala snuck up next to me.
“I told my senpai about it last night, didn’t I? In the bath so that it would be heard properly?”
“It’s only echoing in the bathroom of Lala’s house! Also, if something like that could echo to me that far away, this world would be too noisy!”
I couldn’t help but short of breath as I’ve been retorting nonstop since I met Lala this morning.
When I came to my senses, I saw that she had gotten right in front and looked up at me.
“H-Huh? You’re out of breath… could it be, you were imagining something naughty just now?”
She makes a smug look on face that seems to fit the situation.
Since she’s a beautiful girl who attracts a lot of attention, stop being so bold! She’ll get me in trouble!
“How could that even be the case? I’m just tired from the hard work of retorting against you.”
I brushed her off lightly and let Lala return to my side.
Then her cheeks puffed out and she started to sulk.
“It’s not unusual for boys to imagine something naughty when they hear the word ‘bath’ from girls!”
“N-No, it’s really not!”
B-But yeah, boys would think that way… right?
“You’re so boring that you’re not worth messing with.”
“I’m sorry for being so boring.”
I really feel like I’m talking to my little sister when I talk to Lala.
I don’t have a little sister, so it’s just my imagination.
“So, back to what. From now on, please come to that convenience store at eight o’clock. I’ll take care of you if you’re feeling down or lonely.”
“You’re acting strangely superior. Isn’t that because you’re lonely?”
“Of course not. I’m just a good kouhai who takes good care of her senpai.”
“Would you really say that about yourself?”
“Hey, I can look at my own evaluation objectively.”
“Of course, of course.”
“You’re handling me just fine! Boo.”
The last “buu” doesn’t usually appear at the end of a word.
It’s extremely rare if it were there.
Well, this kouhai isn’t a bad person. I’m sure of it.
Well, I still can’t really handle her, can I?
“Anyways, senpai, make sure you come back every morning, okay?”
There was no way that I, as a senpai, would not accept kindness from my kouhai. I’m eternally grateful for the kindness.
In fact, I thought it was pretty fun to go to school with Lara, even though it’s happened only twice.
She smiled devilishly again at my reply, with a smug look on her face as if to say, “Of course you’d say that.”
“Looking forward to the next morning, aren’t you?”
“You’re so naive, senpai.”
“Don’t mind the details so much!”
We had a conversation like something straight out Manzai.
(TL: Manzai is some sort of traditional Japanese stand-up comedy that usually involves two performers)
“Speaking of which… Let’s go on a heartbreak date sometime soon.”
“Heartbreak date? What in the world even is that?”
“It’s a journey to relieve heartbreak with backwards compatibility. Yeah!”
“I’m in the back?!”
“Well, since it’s with me, obviously I’m in the front.”
This kouhai sure loves herself, doesn’t she?
I don’t know any other person who is this narcissistic. Like, if you ask me if I like myself, I think I’d respond normally.
Well, it’s not like I always wonder if I like myself. It’s not as fuzzy as one might think it is.
As it turns out, I don’t usually contemplate about it.
“So, let’s go!”
I have no particular reason to refuse, so I give an okay.
There was no doubt that I was excited about the word “date” and was curious about it.
Because I’m a boy.
But I’ve never seen my kouhai as a love interest until now… Or is Lala out of my league to begin with? Well, Karen is also far out of my league, so I’ll let that fact slide.
I don’t see what I don’t want to see. We don’t think about what we don’t want to think about. That is humanity.
But I’d be a bit mistaken if Karen and Lala were actively involved with each other, and there’s no way I’d be able to find a… huge encounter this close to home, right? I told myself that.
We’re kouhai and senpai.
I’m sure it’s nothing less and nothing more.
“Why have you been quiet for so long? Maybe you’re thinking about me or…?”
“No, I’m not! Not at all!”
“Actually―!” “Little Ritsu ~Pure Boy Version~” called in my brain. Of course, I blocked it out.
“Is it a naughty one? Is it?”
“Why are you pushing the matter? It’s totally different! Calm down already!”
How could this teasing girl like me?
I’m probably just a toy that she can make fun of a lot. I’m crying…
And so, my little misunderstanding disappeared in an instant.
(TL: gonna go do osaimo now cya guys, also i named it “section” because the indexing is screwed up pascal go fix pls)