I was Rejected 10,000 times by My Childhood Friend, but After I Gave Up, I Suddenly Started Getting Popular? - Ch. 1 - Episode 1 p20
- I was Rejected 10,000 times by My Childhood Friend, but After I Gave Up, I Suddenly Started Getting Popular?
- Ch. 1 - Episode 1 p20 - The Fateful Summer Vacation, Commence!
The Fateful Summer Vacation, Commence!
The day of the school’s closing ceremony had finally arrived.
Some of us are filled with anticipation. Our cheeks were relaxed as we chatted amicably about our plans for the summer.
Others, on the other hand, sighed in stress. They would soon be busy and overwhelmed by their respective summer classes and club activities.
I didn’t belong to either of these groups. I was purely blank and untainted. In other words, my summer vacation schedule was empty.
Eh? I’m being disgraceful? Shut up. It’s just a self-evaluation.
However, the heartbreak date with Lala that I had agreed to go on was postponed for reasons i.e. our indecision for the location of the date. Lala did say she wanted to go during summer vacation, though. So, I could now say that I had plans…
Also, Shirahata-san mentioned something along the lines of “When I’m free, I’d like a study session while enjoying a self-serve drink bar!” I’ll add that to my schedule, I guess.
In the blink of an eye, I had two, albeit vague, plans for my summer vacation. I was like an artisan for making these kinds of things happen.
But since the specificities of the events had yet to be decided yet, so, to be precise, it was still completely blank. Yeah, sad, I know.
At the end of the school day, the school admin gave a warning about summer vacation, but I was sure no one was actually listening to it. We then sang the school song, which, by the way, was the worst song of all time.
You don’t really see people say, “My favorite song is my school’s school song!”, do you now?
If one, by some miracle, does say that, it was most likely because they were trying to get some popularity by eliciting some laughs. By the way, source: me.
I realized that I’m a creature that has done something in the past to grow up.
While I was still internally mumbling to myself, the closing ceremony ended.
Following the closing ceremony, we had a long homeroom session, after which we finally entered summer vacation.
As I interpreted it, it was summer vacation from the day school ended.
In other words, it was already summer vacation (how many times do I have to say this?).
“You look pretty happy, Ritsu. Do you have any exciting plans for summer vacation?”
Keru, who was sitting diagonally behind me, had the eyes of a curious child as he asked that.
It was this expression that had brought down so many girls. The only thing was, if I did it, I’d just look like some baby.
I think they’d be spam pressing the bad button when they have to rate my face.
“I really don’t… Everyone would be happy to know that it’s summer vacation.”
“You just laughed at me! I know you’re thinking of the fact that I’m still single, even though it’s summer vacation! You’re the lucky one, you know? You have a girlfriend!”
I was starting to get really frustrated.
To be completely honest, I could just fill my entire summer vacation with a part-time job.
However, I decided to put my money on a small chance. It was the last summer vacation of high school, and naturally, I wanted to enjoy it. I wanted to be like a Parisian. I wanted to have a summer romance!
But I guess I was already defeated before the summer vacation even started.
I’m gonna cry.
“Anyways, you wanna go to the beach? Just with me, Otoha, and Karen.”
…God decided to give me a helping hand.
“Great idea! That sounds really fun. Let’s all go to the beach together1”
Karen hadn’t gone home yet, apparently. She was approaching our table when Otoha saw her and called out to her.
Karen got “jumpscared” for a moment, but then came over to us, looking a little embarrassed.
“I want to go to the beach too…”
“Then it’s decided! I’ll be looking forward to it!”
“Y-Yeah… me too…”
The girls were squealing and giggling. Keru and I were watching the scene when Keru suddenly whispered to me.
“No, I mean, you’re going to the beach for Karen, aren’t you?
“What? That’s not it. I’m just looking forward to going to the beach with the four of us…”
That’s right. I had already given up on Karen.
We had restarted our relationship as just childhood friends.
The way Keru said it made it sound like I was still chasing her.
“Well, it’s all about having fun.”
“…Y-You’re right. But, what’s up with that out of the blue?“
Keru still had a bright smile on his face as he watched the two cheerfully discussing summer vacation plans.
But unusually, Keru’s words carried weight this time.
“No, I’m just wishing happiness for you.”
“…You’re so creepy, even if you’re good-looking, you know?”
Rarely does Keru make a comment like that.
I guess Keru was also hype for summer vacation. It could be felt from the air alone.
Well, it had just begun.
What will happen to my summer vacation will be controlled by me and only me from now on.
The fateful summer vacation, commence.
(TL: Last part of ep 1.)