Saijo no Osewa ~ Takane no Hana [LN] - V1 Chp 2 part 2
[We have a transfer student coming to our class today]
Fukushima-sensei, who entered the classroom before me, informed the class.
Then I went into the classroom and greeted everyone while standing in front of the blackboard.
[I’m Tomonari Itsuki. Nice to meet you]
There was no clapping and such, but the gazes and expressions from everyone were friendly.
The school I’ve been going to up until now has never had a transfer student before, so if one came it should have livened up the mood by itself but… There’s no sign of that happening with this class’s students. They had matured somewhere, and a tolerant atmosphere was being created.
[Tomonari-kun, please use that open seat over there. …Everyone, I understand you are interested in the transfer student, but class comes first. Please redirect your feelings, ok?]
The teacher, standing at the podium, looked around the classroom and said.
I took a seat in the back, in the second row from the window, and quickly pulled out my textbook from my bag.
Our first period was math.
[Now, let’s begin the lesson. This time, we’ll study the Commutative Integral Method]
I was pretty sure that this was taught in the 3rd grade at my old high school…
However, it looked like it was something you learned in the spring of your second year at Kiou Academy.
[That’s it for the first period. Don’t forget to review, everyone]
Fukushima-sensei said as soon as the chime rang.
After bowing to the teacher, the students got a break.
[…I should thank Shizune-san]
I managed to keep up… but the content was still very difficult.
Even though it was only the end of the first period, I felt as if I studied the whole day.
Well then… What is Ojou-sama doing?
Remembering my mission as a caretaker, I checked Hinako’s condition.
[Konohana-san. There’s something I don’t understand in the class just now…]
[If you’re fine with me, I’ll be glad to help]
When she is in public, she has the mask of “A Perfect Young Lady”. So far, there’s been no signs of that falling off.
[Hey, new guy!]
I was suddenly approached.
When I turned around, there was a male student with a large figure.
[Hey, even though you’re a newcomer, not giving me a hello is cheeky. Give me your tribute]
I didn’t know if that was a joke or if he was serious…
As I was confused, a female student came and gave a chop to the male student’s head.
[You’re scaring Tomonari-kun!]
[I-I’m sorry. I was just kidding!]
The male student said while holding his head.
[It was Tomonari Itsuki-kun, right? I’m Taishou Katsuya]
[I’m Asahi Karen. Let’s get along~]
While both of them were busy introducing themselves, I interjected with a cough.
It seems what he said about tributes and such was a joke.
[Tomonari. You were having a hard time keeping up with the class earlier, right?]
[…Why do you think so?]
[Hahaha! It’s okay. It happens to all the transfer students]
[Transfer students… is there anyone other than me?]
[It’s not exactly at the same time, but it isn’t uncommon for students to transfer in. You also got transferred at this time of year due to family reasons, right?]
[Well, that’s about right]
It seems that the students were also aware that this was a special school.
[But I’ve never heard of the Tomonari family. What does your family do?]
[We’re in the IT Business. We’re not exactly big…]
I answered Asahi-san’s question, remembering the setting Shizune-san created for me.
My family owns an IT company in the middle of nowhere, and I’m a candidate to become its heir apparent.
When Asahi-san and Taishou-san heard my answer, they looked at each other and nodded.
[I knew what to expect since I saw you having it tough earlier… Tomonari-kun, you’ve been living more like a commoner, right?]
Asahi-san smiled teasingly at me, and I tried to nod in approval.
[There are 2 types of transfer students. One is when someone has already studied hard enough in other schools and comes here for more experience. On the other hand, there are those who didn’t study much originally, but due to family reasons, they were forced to enroll here. In the former case, most of the students come from relatively wealthy families, while in the latter, most of them have commoner origins]
[But for those who have spent most of their time in normal schools, it can be hard to keep up with the curriculum of this school. That’s why we have a group of students with similar backgrounds to support them. I think we can help Tomonari-kun]
After listening to their explanation, I nodded my head. In short, they were going to teach me a lot of things as a newcomer, someone with a more common background.
It’s a good thing that the students of the academy are such kind human beings…
[Thank you very much. That helps]
[No need for honorifics. We’re classmates]
[I have to talk this way for family reasons]
[Ahh… Well, guess it can’t be helped. It happens all the time]
In my mind, I’ve already called him Taishou.
20.000 Yen a day, lodging provided, 3 meals a day. And for that, I play the role of an heir apparent.
[By the way, Tomonari, I have a question]
Taishou said with a slight mystical look on his face.
[You… What’s your relationship with Konohana-san?]
The moment the question was asked.
The air in the classroom seemed to freeze with a snapping sound.
For a moment, I thought I was on an execution ground.
[Today, didn’t you come to school with her?]
[A-Ahh… Konohana-san and I have met before through our parents’ connection, so we sort of knew each other already. And so I just asked her to give me a tour around the academy]
[Is that really all?]
[That’s all, really…]
[Are you guys not mutual fiancés or something?]
[Fiancé… It’s not like that]
For me, a commoner, a fiancé is an urban legend.
When I shrugged my shoulders, Taisho shuddered and smiled.
[What the hell, you scared me!]
He slapped my shoulder, and I let out a squeal.
I wondered about Taishou, who had suddenly become more friendly. The tension that was present before has calmed down, and my classmates were once again chatting peacefully.
[Well~, that was an intense moment]
[What do you mean, Asahi-san..?]
[I’m sure you’ve heard things about her. In addition to being the daughter of the Konohana Group, she has the best grades in the school and also has the looks to compliment it]
I nodded and urged her to continue.
[But Konohana-san has never been in a relationship before. That’s why we wondered if she had a fiancé outside of the academy… Today, Tomonari-kun came to the academy with Konohana-san. “Is that Konohana-san’s Fiancé!?”, is what everyone was thinking]
[…I see. Fiancés do exist huh]
[I don’t have one though. But if you’re from a family like the Konohana’s, it wouldn’t be surprising if you have one]
Come to think of it, I haven’t heard whether Hinako has a fiancé or not.
I also feel like since she’s in the process she doesn’t have one but… no, she might be worrying because she has one.
[By the way, I’ve never had a fiancé. In the future, if Tomonari meets a cute and lovely girl, please introduce me to her]
[I’ll do my best]
I laughed it off and let the conversation flow.
Talking to Taishou-san and Asahi-san, I was a little relieved. I was wondering what would happen when I decided to enroll in Kiou Academy… But I think I will be able to do better than anticipated.
I’m really sorry for the wait, everyone. My family has been taking me to places the last 3 weeks, and I couldn’t make a time to translate. I’m also a bit burned out, so schedule might be prolonged. really sorry.