Chapter Twenty-Two: Middle School for an Idiot (Part VII)
…Well, I’d be embarrassed if this didn’t make sense. I just made a confident conclusion.
But was that really okay?
“…Ayaka. Well, without saying a word to me, you responded to this call by yourself. I have more crisis management skills than you, stupid…!”
See. Because dogs are supposed to rush to their owners in crisis… Isn’t he too angry? Somehow, this is getting worse and worse!
“…What? Kaname-sama? Why were you so calm as to hide and wait, but you’re now so agitated?”
“I got angry because Ayaka was so confident that I was here.”
“You were there! It was actually true!”
“Ugh! Do you even know how worried I was to know that you answered their call? I sprinted from the ground floor to the roof as fast as I could!”
“Oh, that… I’m sorry… No, no, no, I haven’t thought of that until now! If you really rushed in here at full speed, wouldn’t you have interjected at the climax of this scene?”
I’m not going to be fooled! If what you’re saying is true, it’s the royal road for a shoujo manga’s development to come in and say “Ayaka!” in a sweaty, breathless state. Kaname was not worried at all!
…Because if you really were worried about me, the first thing you should be saying is, “Are you all right?” And then get angry after… I don’t think I’m hurt at all. I just think that he’s being such an icy dog… Hmmm.
“…What’s the point?”
“You are an idiot… If I hadn’t noticed that the other person was Sukeda, then I would have broken in quickly. I was just waiting because I knew she isn’t the worst, so I was just watching.”
He sighed, patted, and stroked my head when he approached me, making me feel calm.
Hmm. Well, if that’s the case, I think I should forgive him for this one…! Actually, Sukeban Macho-san doesn’t really look like such a lousy person. So I’ll just thank him for coming.
…In the end, today I’ve received some really strong in tsundere qualities from Kaname. Why? When did this little devil learn such techniques?
When she passed by my side, instead of being worried about me, he confronted Sukeban Macho-san as if she was standing in front of us.
“…Are you satisfied? Sukeda.”
“Well… I think three days is enough. Do you have any objections?”
“No… I think it’s too short. But everyone around me was just watching, so please only dispose of myself.”
“Oh, that was what I was planning to do. Their punishment will be coming from Ayaka’s suggestion, and it won’t be heavier than yours.”
“…What are you saying? What are you talking about, Sukeban Macho-san?
As I couldn’t keep up with the conversation they were having, both turned around in amazement.
“We were talking about the suspension period.”
“Wait a minute! That’s what they meant? Sukeban Macho-san and I will be suspended from school?”
“You won’t be. You’re the victim. And it’s been a while, but the nickname Sukeban Macho-san is too rude. Please call me Sukeda.”
“No, because you didn’t do anything! Rather, I was the one who hit her body with a blow! And I can’t give up the name Sukeban Macho-san!”
“Give it up, stupid… Your counterattack was forced by Sukeda. It’s self-defense. It’s enough since Sukeda called one person while bringing a big group in tow, then starting a fight. Here’s the evidence.”
What Kaname had in hand was the “certificate of fulfillment” that had been left on my desk… Oh! Is that the reason why he found out about the summons?
“But… This isn’t a fight, it’s just a matter of youth. It’s like hitting each other to build friendship… It can be said that fights are a bonding agent.”
“Whatever the interpretation is, the facts are facts.”
“But… Sukeban Macho-san…”
“It’s okay, Hououin Ayaka.”
It was none other than Sukeban Macho-san who stopped me from trying to persuade Kaname.
“I was prepared for everything from the beginning. If it’s only three days of suspension, it’s more like a blessing.”
“But if you’re suspended from school, you might have a hard time going to school in the future.”
“When I graduate from high school, I have no problem with whether I become a mercenary, join the army, or go to the Self-Defense Forces. It’s just a step before I take over the consulting business of my parents.”
…Ohhh. Sukeban Macho-san, you’re going to take over the family business. Hey, it’s a world beyond my imagination, so I can’t say anything.
But even so, a suspension from school is definitely too much…
“And, isn’t it necessary to show off?”
“If I were the one with the Hououin family name, I would be the one making that decision. Regardless of their parents’ work, if other students did something like this, their whole house would be destroyed.”
…I don’t understand what Kaname’s saying, although the Hououin family name bears a lot of weight, haven’t I been bullied a lot recently despite that?
“…The ignorant students are one thing, but why don’t you know that yourself, Ayaka?”
“If the bullying against you gets worse, your father will start to retaliate thoroughly until the perpetrator disappears from the school. It’s not so harmful right now, so I think you’ll just have to wait and see.”