My Sister's Best Friend? My Female Friend Already? Then, What's Next―? - V1 Chapter 2
I was completely awakened by this unexpected visit.
Of course, I knew that we would meet somewhere in the school sometime in the future, but I never thought that we would meet again this quickly.
Moreover, the way we met was so bold that all my classmates saw the scene.
Needless to say, I got a lot of weird attention as she headed off to get ready for her next class, before returning to my seat.
“Touma~? What the hell is the deal with that girl?”
“What was all that talk earlier about wanting a girlfriend!?”
When I returned to my seat, they immediately started asking me questions.
“No, it’s not the kind of relationship you think it is.”
“You don’t have to go to all that trouble to hide it, do you? She’s so passionate that she’d come all the way to see you, but you can’t hide it.”
“It’s really not that kind of relationship…”
The way rumors spread around the school is quite alarming, so no matter how good of a friend they are, I have to deny it clearly.
…Especially when it comes to love stories.
With her looks, she must already be attracting a lot of attention, and everyone else must be wondering about her love life.
If a false rumor spreads to her friends and family as soon as she enters the school, she is sure to be in trouble.
“Then why did she go through all that trouble to come see you?”
“She’s my sister’s closest friend.”
“Is that why she came to say hello to you?”
“Well, I’ve seen her when she’s been to my house and stuff.”
I may deny it, but I don’t have to hide everything I say to my friends, so I tell them everything frankly.
“Oh, so she seems genuinely nice?”
“No, you’re probably right. I still don’t know why I get along with my sister’s friend to say the least.”
“You would never lie to us, so I guess you’re serious but…”
“Don’t you honestly care about her? She’s very cute. To be honest, she’s cute enough to be famous in her own right. And she’s got a good personality, right?”
I’m sure that if I were in their shoes, I would have said something similar to them.
Indeed, the girl is impeccable and very attractive.
I’ve been watching her since middle school, and I thought I understood that.
But I couldn’t step in. I don’t want to step into it.
And the reason is─
“Well, she’s my sister’s friend. That kind of thing is not possible.”
These words were all I needed to say.
In the first place, I think it’s very rare to become friends with siblings who are close in age.
And my sister and I are in the middle of our youth, from middle school to high school.
There are many things that we want to hide, and there are things that we don’t want to be touched. Even more so when it’s the opposite sex.
Even so, her honesty never changes, and she is always willing to talk about anything and cooperate with my sister.
There was no way I could treat my sister’s dearest friend with such feelings.
I can’t imagine just how much it would hurt my sister.
And more than anything, I don’t want to do anything that would embarrass the girl who trusts me as much as my sister.
If I embarrass them both, this relationship might collapse.
I don’t want to be the foolish brother who destroys the relationship that allows us to support each other even though we go to different schools.
“…I can tell by the look on your face that you’re in some kind of trouble.”
“Right? Well, I’m not going to ask any more questions.”
“I’m sorry. I really appreciate your quick understanding.”
The two of them were always light-hearted, but when it comes to important matters, they are pretty quick on the uptake and they took care of me.
They’re just the kind of friends I’ve been too blessed to have.
After the conversation had settled down, the chime rang to announce the second period of class.
The students, who had been talking in their seats, all returned to their seats and got ready for class.
“Listen up. I’m in charge of the second year’s ancient literature─”
As is customary for the new semester, the person in charge of the subject has begun to introduce themselves.
She is my sister’s best friend, and she has become more or less a part of me as well.
And because she’s my sister’s best friend, she’s no longer just a normal girl close to my age.
There are things that I know about her because we are close.
That’s why I can’t help but think about many things.
(I should report to Saki that Rin-chan has approached me…)
She’s been talking about Rin-chan to me for a few days now, so I’m sure she’s curious about her too.
I’m sure she’ll be relieved and happy to know that I’m going to be able to help Rin-chan more easily.
And I just want to be the kind of person who can help the friend my sister cares about.
That way, there would be no conflict and things would flow smoothly.