Chapter Twenty-Four: A Middle School for Idiots (Part IX)
I turned around, startled when I heard a voice suddenly coming from behind.
–Everyone in the Macho Army was crying…!
“Just as we thought… You were going to take the blame for it all…”
“I already told you guys so many times. All of you carry the names of your house, so you shouldn’t get lost.”
“I’m the president of the fan club, right? It’s only natural that I should be punished on behalf of everyone… Let me put on airs. Let me stand for you.”
…Wow, this is such a wonderful and moving scene.
Even though it’s a touching scene, the macho girls’ figures hugging each other while crying were so stimulating that I honestly can’t be moved… My heart is so dirty…!
“…Then, let’s go to the director’s office.”
After completely hugging each member of the macho army, she turned her back to the team.
…This. It’s the dignity of her back. Like this, Sukeban Macho’s back speaks eloquently about the feminine spirit of her heart.
“…What is it, Kaname-sama?”
“I have no intention of withdrawing the punishment… But what she said earlier was correct.”
I gazed at Sukeban Macho-san’s back as it bounced sharply.
“I didn’t have any time to deal with people until I turned 10… So honestly, I’m grateful that you kept them away.”
“If it weren’t for my parents’ order, I wouldn’t have been involved with such a fool. I’m sure they would have kept me away from everyone, even if I hadn’t been forced to do so.”
“…Well, isn’t that terrible?”
Oh, that’s what he really meant? If it weren’t for their order, he wouldn’t have been by my side? …Oh my gosh, I’m about to cry.
Kaname caressed my head when I held my head down again… This time, I won’t be fooled with such a nasty trick. That’s stupid. This stupid dog… We’ve been together for two years, but he’s still so coldhearted…
“But… Even though she’s a hopeless idiot, and a painstaking fellow, I’ve gotten used to it, it’s not as bad as I thought… Even comfortable.”
“I don’t know if it was because of her, or if other people like you guys were deeply involved. But I’ve only ever been next to her… The only thing I can say is that it’s time for me to change.”
As Kaname said that, he laughed. His smile was so gentle that it surprised me a little.
“From now on, I will try to be more involved with people. Even if I get hurt, it’s necessary for me to become a proper adult. That’s why I don’t have to be protected by you guys anymore.”
“As a man, it was pathetic to be protected by a woman… But thank you, Sukeda. Thanks to you guys, I didn’t have to feel completely broken. Thank you very much.”
Sukeban Macho’s back trembled.
“…You’re already such a good person, what are you going to do if you become an even better man?”
“I understand… I won’t stop anyone from approaching you anymore, but…”
“…What is it?”
“But… Will you allow me to watch you become a better man?”
“Oh… Look at me. I swear I won’t disillusion you.”
The tears that I was holding back burst out just as I had held them back earlier.
…Well, that’s good. Sukeban Macho-san. After all, Sukeban Macho-san’s nine years were not wasted…
That was such a good thing… He was adored by such a person full of feminine charms…
That was so good… It was perfect. This is probably the best decision for everybody.
“…Well then, I’ll go first.”
I wiped away the tears with my cuffs as I stared at the closed door.
“…I’m always telling you to use a handkerchief.”
“you’re so… Stupid.”
As I was wiping my eyes with his handkerchief, from the bottom of my heart, I thought there was no use in thinking about it.
“Then we’ll go, too.”
“Definitely to the director’s office. Should we just let Sukeda go alone? We can’t go on without you, can we?”
We left the place as it were, with my hand being pulled at by Kaname.
When I bid farewell to the remaining macho army, they sent me off with a smile as tears fell down my face.
…They’re all good people, after all. They’re so good that I can’t help but feel pain in my chest.
…I’m a fool. Really.
I can’t help but ask for things I have no way of having.
I can’t believe I’m jealous of Sukeban Macho, who knew Kaname so much.
I wish I had met Kaname sooner, even though it would have been too luxurious for me, who’s being pulled at by the actual person himself right now.
I wanted to be the one who knew all about Kaname’s childhood…
–No, but even if we met early, I wouldn’t have been able to choose a way in which I could be strong like Sukeban Macho did for the sake of necessity, so it’s impossible anyway.
Yeah, I was being too stupid…!