Chapter 21: Reminiscence of My Sin
Editor : TimberLord, Kouka-san
「Ah, Shinji? Can you come over here in a while for a little discussion? Eh, you’re going to play games soon? Just nice, let’s meet in IEO. I’ll go to your side. EH? Hu~hm, are you sure? Then do your best in the next test, by yourself. Ahaha, you should have said so from the beginning you know, I’ll be waiting for you in【Naha】 then!」
Midori, I think that’s too much. The one who was speaking on the other side of the phone should be your childhood friend Takahisa-kun right? I think that you should be nicer to him.
「Shinji gave his consent. Let’s log in now!」
Right after that, Midori and I dived into the game called IEO which I had bought along with Midori a few days ago.
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「You’re arrived, Shinji. Let’s have a strategic meeting then.」
「Wait a minute. There’s so many things that I want to say but this takes top priority! Please introduce this transcendental beauty to me!」
「Eh? Ah right, Shinji doesn’t know yet. This girl right here is Aoi you know my buddy.」
「W-WHAAAAAAAAAAAT? T-THIS BEAUTY IS THAT PLAIN FUYUKAWA? 」
I don’t really know if I should be embarrassed or angry…
「Listen, let’s continue with the story from before. First, it’s better to start the explanation from――」
After that, I told Takahashi-kun about the sin that I comitted when I met Todou-kun. Though Takahashi-kun started frowning halfway through, when I mentioned apologizing and expressing gratitude to Todou-kun, he promised to give his cooperation with a huge smile on his face..
「Finally, another person that understands the good side of Sou has appeared!」
Takahashi said so with an extremely delighted expression.
「You really love Todou-kun huh. Don’t you know that auntie is worried about you swinging that way? 」
「It’s none of your business! 」
「Then, don’t you have some kind of tactic to help our poor girl here? Hmmm?」
Midori is too strong. I feel a little sorry for Takahashi-kun.
「U~hn, Uhm, even if you say, it’ll be done as long as you can talk to Sou right? 」
「If she could do that she would have already done that one year ago.」
「In short, you aren’t able to talk to Sou as you are right now. You also don’t have a way to contact him. That’s troubling, Sou’s privacy is also hard to breach, it’s practically beyond human comprehension.」
「U~h that sounds difficult, as expected of Todou-kun.」
「Wait, maybe we can use it, yeah we can! Sou showed jealousy when he heard that I played this game! We can totally use this against him, he’s easy prey now haha!」
Thankfully, a lightbulb seemed to go off in Takahashi-kun’s head as he excitedly told us his idea.
「I’ll invite Sou to play this game then. Since Sou’s birthday is just round the corner, I’ll bait him to ask his father to buy this game for him.」
「Nice idea. Since not many people will disturb us in this game, Aoi can meet Todou-kun like this. What do you think, Aoi?」
「U-Uhn. I think I can somehow manage it this way.」
「Yosh, it’s decided then, let’s make our move. Also, Shinji, when is Todou-kun’s birthday? 」
「2 weeks later.」
「I see, well then Shinji, I’ll leave Todou-kun to you then. We will… Uh, what shall we do now until then?」
I wonder, what shall we do during the time Takahashi-kun lures Todou-kun into this game.
「That’s right, since it’ll be a long time, how about creating a guild? Then, let’s invite Sou into our guild!」
「NICE IDEA! Then, me and Aoi will make the preparations to create a guild. What do you think, Aoi? 」
「U-Uhn. I think that’s good too.」
「Well, let’s go with this plan then. We’ll meet again later to report the progress on my side.」
S-So fast, Midori, you’re amazing.
「Well I feel bad about this. But, I’ll take my leave first then, I have something to take care of.」
「Ye~s, thank you very much!」
「U-Uhm, Takahashi-kun? Thank you very much!」
「It’s okay you know.」
After the discussion, Midori and I ran around to gather the necessary points and funds to make a guild. Since we’re not adept in fighting monsters, we were gathering money by doing herb picking quests.
We somehow managed to create the guild before Todou-kun’s birthday.
We also had one last meeting with Shinji.
「Ah, you finally came Shinji. Aren’t you a bit late?」
「Sorry, Sou finally came to IEO you know. I helped him for a while after he joined.」
「I see, that’s a good thing.」
I don’t know what had happened in the few days Todou-kun started playing IEO, but I knew that Todou-kun had vanished the same day he start playing IEO, so Takahashi-kun had been doing his best to bring Todou-kun back.
「Yeah, I’m glad too. Thank you, Takahashi-kun!」
「It’s okay, I also have a debt of gratitude to Sou. This is something that I wanted to do too.」
But still, thank you.
「Well then, let’s execute our plan tomorrow. Shinji, are you done with the preparations for tomorrow? 」
「Yeah. First I’ll invite Sou to join our guild in the classroom. But, since Sou might refuse my invitation, I’ll make it as if Midori and Fuyukawa came to our class as my acquaintances. Then, we’ll meet with Sou later in the world of IEO and do quests together. After that, Fuyukawa will confess to Sou!」
「Yup, there’s no problem with that plan, let’s go ahead with it!」
「I-I-I-I-It’s not a confession! 」
「Eh, it’s not?」
「It’s not! 」
It’s not like I can’t do that! I-I mean…
「Well then, you must come at the appropriate time tomorrow.」
Takahashi-kun logged off from the game after saying so. After chatting for a while with Midori, I too logged off and fell asleep.