It Seems I Was Hitting on the Most Beautiful Girl in School - Chp 56
- It Seems I Was Hitting on the Most Beautiful Girl in School
- Chp 56 - Chp 56 Rumors About The Most Beautiful Girl
Rumors About The Most Beautiful Girl
The new school year had begun, but there was nothing unusual about it.
It hadn’t been that long of a vacation to begin with. It was rare to see anything change. Well, as far I was concerned, there was so much going on recently that it seemed like a long time.
However, when I came into class, it was unusually lively inside. I pretended to be ignorant of the reason for the commotion, because I was involved in it, when someone called out to me.
[Hey hey, Tanaka]
[Hmm, what’s wrong?]
When I turned around, there was Kazuki Ichinose, the popular boy in my class.
[Do you know the rumors about Saito-san?]
[…Yeah, well. That’s because it’s famous]
Yes, the rumor that was going around the class, or rather school, was a rumor about Saito. The rumor was that she apparently went to do Hatsumode with a man. Needless to say, the man was me.
I knew she was famous from the start, but in my mind, she was just a book lover. So when I heard the rumors, I realized once again how popular she was. At the same time, she seemed a bit distant, and I wondered if I could really like her. I felt a little uneasy.
I can understand why Ichinose, who loved to talk about such things, would make a fuss over a rumor, but what did it mean when he asked me if I knew? He often talks to me, and we talk to each other, but we’re not close enough to talk about these things.
I couldn’t help but give him a confused look at his strange behavior. He narrowed his shoulder at my gaze, and with a little spark in his eyes, he continued to talk in a quiet voice as if telling a secret.
[I thought that Saito-san’s partner is Tanaka, what do you think?]
[Eh!? …What are you talking about?]
The words that came out from his mouth with a light tone was not something light at all, and I gulped. It was so sudden. And that was all I could do to not show my agitation.
I suppressed the urge to twitch and tightened my expression. I try to stay as calm as possible and act like I don’t care. I look at him to try and find out his intentions.
Then he grinned and moved closer to me.
[Well, there you have it. Just admit it]
The somewhat happy and excited face was strangely annoying.
[It wasn’t me. But why are you asking me that?]
[Eh? The school’s number 1 beauty and famous Saito-san’s love talk, you have to hear about it. She’s, well, she’s a little wary about the topic, so I thought I’d ask the rumored partner]
[I see. Well, it’s not me]
I could understand what he was saying. But if I confessed about it, he’d just make fun of me. In the first place, I already had someone to talk to, so there was no need.
[Why did you think it was me in the first place?]
[You might think you’re hiding it, but I saw you two together at the library before winter break. Actually, Tanaka is pretty close to Saito-san, right?]
“Fufun”, he puffed somewhat proudly while presenting evidence.
[…Just because of that, doesn’t mean we went to Hatsumode together]
I was surprised that he had seen me, but I knew he’d find out at some point, and I can’t deny it. In fact, if I denied it, it’ll make it more suspicious that the rumored one was me.
And I could guess there was no rumor about me because this guy hadn’t told anyone.
[Hmm, I guess that’s just my intuition after listening to a lot of different conversations over the years]
[I wouldn’t count on it at all. I stayed home all day that day]
[Eh? Don’t be so cautious. I’m still popular and I can give you relationship advice, you know?]
[What are you talking about? I don’t know who the one in the rumor is]
[Is that so? Well, if you need help, just let me know. Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone it was you]
The fact that he didn’t tell anyone Saito and I were together made me relieved, and I felt like I could trust his words.
Even when I denied it, he laughed without worrying about it, and shook his hand and left.
AN: We need more Saito…(~ω~；)))
Translator here, and yes, I said I might put it this on hold, but might isn’t will so ¯_(ツ)_/¯
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