It Seems I Was Hitting on the Most Beautiful Girl in School - Chp 1
- It Seems I Was Hitting on the Most Beautiful Girl in School
- Chp 1 - He’s Just Someone at My Part-Time Job
He’s Just Someone at My Part-Time Job
This is Saito’s POV, I think you’ll enjoy it more if you read the first chapter of Tanaka’s POV before reading this story(*・ω・)*_ _)
[Hiiragi-san, please listen to me!]
[What is it?]
When I was about to leave after my part-time job, Tanaka-kun spoke to me.
Lately, he has been talking to me a lot. Rather, it’s become a routine for me to talk to him at the end of my shift.
He talks to me for one reason: relationship advice. I give him advice from time to time, and before I knew it, he and I were in a consulting relationship.
I’m not dissatisfied with this relationship itself. I enjoy listening to him, and I’m willing to help as much as I can.
There’s just one problem. That is… I’m the one he likes. What are you talking about? You may think. But it’s me, more precisely, it’s me at school.
I’m disguised at my part-time job for a reason, so he probably doesn’t realize I’m the one he likes and the one he consults with. We have different last names. (TN: Hiiragi=work, Saito=school)
[Actually, we went out to eat cake yesterday]
I tried to be as calm as possible, but of course I know he went out to eat cake. He was with me.
[And she was so cute when she ate the cake. She looked so… happy. And her soft smile made me keep looking at her]
Tanaka-kun laughs and speaks with a very happy smile. Mouu, how do I say this? Please give me a break…
If he keeps calling me cute, even I will get nervous, and if he looks this happy, I don’t feel guilty about it.
Still, I wasn’t aware I was smiling that much… I’m kind of embarrassed that he saw my big smile. I feel my face getting hot. Take a few breaths and let it all out.
But, I don’t really know how it happened… I don’t mind giving him advice, but it’s really bad for my heart. Letting out a sigh in my heart, I recalled my encounter with him.
–––I needed money.
It’s not that my family is poor. In fact, it’s more on the wealthy side. I get money I need every month, and probably more if I ask for it.
I just didn’t want to touch the money he gave me. I didn’t want to be in a situation where I was dependent on someone who’s a lousy parent and human being.
Of course, you could say it’s the resistance of a child, and it’s not wrong. Still, I don’t want to rely on that man. I couldn’t forgive him.
If I’m not using the money I get from that person, I’ll have to earn money for myself.
However, part-time jobs are prohibited at school. I heard it’s allowed depending on family circumstances, but it needs parent approval. I didn’t want to ask, so I decided to disguise myself and sneak a part-time job so I wouldn’t be noticed.
Fortunately, I’m confident in my makeup skills, having been taught by my mother. It’s easy to make my face look plain, so it would look distinct from my normal face.
And just to be on the safe side, I also changed my family name to my mother’s maiden name, Hiiragi. …I think I may have subconsciously wanted to keep a connection with my mother.
The manager questioned me at first because I was going out of my way to ask him to change my name tag, but when I told him it’s a family matter, he didn’t pursue the matter further. Perhaps he guessed my parents divorced or something.
If I changed my family name only at my part-time job, and dress modestly to not stand out, I wouldn’t be recognized even if I was meeting someone from my school.
I took all possible precautions and started working, and fortunately, even a year later now, I continue doing so without anyone finding out.
The manager is nice, the other staff are kind, and it’s a very comfortable place to work. I was able to earn enough to survive.
One day, I was thinking that I would continue working like this until I graduate, quietly and secretly, so that no one would find out about it.
I met someone new at my part-time job.
[This is Minato Tanaka, he’ll join us from today on. Let’s all do our best]
[Um, nice to meet you]
Introduced by the manager, he bowed his head, sounding a little strained.
He’s someone who has neat hair and a clean look. He seemed easy to talk to and had a soft atmosphere, giving me an impression that he’d be very popular.
[I wonder who should be in charge of teaching Tanaka-kun… Ah, well, can I ask Hiiragi-san? You’re close in age, and it should be easier to talk to]
The manager looked around, and chose me to guide Tanaka-kun.
I didn’t want to get too involved with people close to my age, but if the manager chose me, I can’t refuse.
[Hello, I am Hiiragi Reina. Nice to meet you]
I don’t want to get involved, that feeling came over me, and my voice ended up sounding cold. I’ve always worked part-time to earn money. I don’t intend to get along with them too well, and there will be no problem.
[Pleased to meet you too]
He also returned it stiffly.
[…Then, let’s start at how we serve customers––]
Now that I have been entrusted with guiding him, I have no choice but to do it properly. I explained the work, trying to make it as easy to understand as possible.
Thank you all for reading to this point. Thanks to all of you, we’ve reached 60000 overall points. Thank you very much m(_ _)m (At the time of the original post)
How do you like Saito-san’s point of view this time? Many people bookmarked and rated, and I want to do something commemorative as a way of saying thank you, but I received a lot of feedback of wanting to see Saito’s point of view, so I decided to write just that.
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So, I don’t have a lot to say, just thought I’d get this out since the author started updating his series more, so it’ll take too long. Like the author, I wonder how you all are enjoying this, so I hope you tell me either in the comments or discord if you want more Saito or Tanaka first. I’ll be honest, I completely forgot their first names before this chapter xD.