Ordinary Days Of Taking Shelter From the Rain With A Gatekeeper Girl - Interlude
“Aoki-kun tends to be boring with his responses.”
“…Oh… This is not good, is this the start of another ‘trial’…?
“What, both of us have finished our lunches anyway. Well! Aoki-kun’s boring response can sometimes give the other person a bad impression. So today, I will give you your master’s best weapon in interpersonal communication—Excalibur.”
“How dare you compare your knowledge to a holy sword? The one from the fairy tale?”
“That’s how the executives tell others to shut up…”
“You’re trying to get into a conversation right away. You need to concentrate more. If you don’t take on the ‘trials’ I give you, you won’t fit in with the class.”
“No matter how much I take on, I won’t fit in… So what is this communication weapon?”
“It is a secret technique that will surely make you stand out as a person with rich emotional expression. The name of it is~…~……~It’s called ‘over-reaction’!”
“Compared to how long you took to reveal it and what you compared it to, it’s a little underwhelming.”
“Shut up, shut up, shut up. A picture is worth a thousand words, so watch the master put it into practice. Then, Aoki-kun, please take any kind of action.”
“Ah? Then, well… why not?”
“Geez, that hurts! It’s broken! Ref, Red Card, Red Card!”
“I J-Just lightly hit on you with the back of my hand? No, that’s a bit much in everyday life, that’s for sure.”
“No! As long as the action is not over, it’s best to overdo it.”
“Don’t talk like an eminent figure. By the way, Paisen, do you have a favorite eminent figure?”
“Well, I guess… I like Toyotomi Hideyoshi. It was a dream that I rose from poverty with only a pair of sandals to great success… Mmm? Did you try to change the topic from the ‘trials’?
“No way. There’s no way I’d do something like that as an eager disciple.”
“I see. I’ll return to my explanation then. After that, we’ll practice the art of reaction in the classroom…”
“By the way, do you have a favorite comedian?”
“Well, kind of. I don’t watch TV or anything like that, so I don’t want to say that I have someone in particular… but I like RTA commentary videos because they’re funny like a comedian. A mysterious mechanical voice explains the amazing technique, and the comments are very exciting. Ah, should we watch it together right now?
“Ah, I want to watch it. I’ve never seen it before. Well, that will do for the rest of the time.”
“Yes! Personally, among the RTA videos, I found Dookie 3 to be particularly interesting—”