Maji Ikemen Kasuka na Kanojo
Chapter 1 – First Encounter
“Oh, crap! It’s less than two minutes before the main gate is closed!”
A small figure with a half-up-ponytail was running like there wouldn’t be tomorrow. It’s almost 9 o’clock, the time when most schools usually start. She was running all the way from home. And she somehow about managed to reach the main gate of Ohara South High School just right before the P.E teacher closes it.
“Hooooooooold oooooooooon!!” She shouted from about five meters apart to the teacher.
“Why are you coming late? Morning assembly will—”
“Thank you, sir!” She didn’t give a chance for that teacher to finish what he wanted to say and just kept on running past him to her classroom.
“Hey!! Come back here or you have to face me in the lunch break!!” Iwana-sensei, the P.E teacher shouted at her. But she didn’t bother to stop nor come back at him. “Wait…who is she again…? I didn’t see her lately before…” He frowned.
Meanwhile, a long-straight-haired figure entered class 3-2 holding an attendance record. She looks stylish with her pink blazer and light brown short pants. With her usual warm smile, she greets the students in the class.
“Good morning, everyone!”
“Good morning, miss!” Some of the students greeted her back.
“Hm?” She noticed to two certain girls who are sitting at the second row from back. She is approaching them. “I heard from the principal that you girls are back to school.”
“O-Osu—I mean, good morning~” The taller girl stood up spontaneously followed by the other one.
“Welcome back. I assume that you two knew me already that I’m this class’ homeroom teacher; Kawai Chiho. Nice to meet you.” Kawai-sensei bowed slightly.
“Nice to meet you too…” The two said in unison and bowed back.
“Where is the other one?” She asked to the two.
“She went to the toilet earlier~” The girl next to the taller one answered nonchalantly.
“Hmm…” Kawai-sensei just nodded to that answer. “I have a few words to discuss with you three so please come to the office afterschool.” She added and then she noticed at the girl who is sitting behind them still playing with her phone. “Satou-san, can you please turn off your phone now?” She asked to the girl politely with her usual warm smile.
The girl looks up to Kawai-sensei and smiles back. “Okay~” She put her phone into her uniform pocket. But when her homeroom teacher went back to the podium, she drew it back and played again with it. She taps her thumb to the screen and writes something to a group chat. “Eww, that bitch is annoying as usual…” And she got some replies from her gang mates who agreed to her statement. “Yeah. Stop that smile, Kawai! I’m getting sick of it already.” One of Satou Chiharu’s friends in that group chat replied like that.
Without anyone knew, someone had been eavesdropping outside their classroom. Maybe I’ll get in after the teacher gets out… A small figure who was almost got punished due to come late to school by Iwana-sensei talked to herself.
“It’s time for the morning assembly, so please go to the hall and turn off your phone.” She gave her students a last smile before gets out from classroom.
That small figure could hear to Kawai-sensei’s footsteps. “Oh, crap!” She hurriedly hid to the corner of the hallway and Kawai-sensei opened the door then closed it. She takes a little peek to make sure until the teacher goes away.
Kawai-sensei turned away, backfacing the door and exhaled deeply. The smile that she wore earlier had gone. It could be seen an unpleasant looks on her face. “Don’t play dumb with me, damn brats!” She cursed softly but unknowingly could be heard by someone who was standing few inches away from her.
Is she serious? Is that how young teachers’ behavior nowadays? The small figure thought to herself and frowned. She is still taking a peek at Kawai-sensei. She couldn’t look at her face clearly. But then she pulled back to hide because Kawai-sensei suddenly turned her head to the left. She felt something suspicious was looking at her direction. But she didn’t see anyone there.
“…just my imagination.” With that, she left and went away.
The small figure with a ponytail took a peek again carefully and found no one in front of her class. It was her chance to enter the classroom. When she opened the door, she almost bumped with some of her classmates who were starting to leave the class to go for the morning assembly.
“Yo, Nami! Been a long time! Any souvenirs for me?” A girl asked her on the way to her seat.
“Souvenirs?” She frowned slightly. “Oooh, s-sorry, I totally forgot about that.” She smiled clumsily at her friend.
“Boo~ You three are such a cheapskate.” She pouted and went away.
The small figure named Nami put her bag on her desk. Her seat is in front of the taller girl. “Did they ask you girls about souvenirs too?” She asked to her two best friends who are ready to go for morning assembly.
“Yeah. They really believed that we went study abroad for four months…” Asahi the taller girl answered and shrugged.
“Put that aside, Nami… How was that choir of alarm clocks?” Hinata who joined in wiggled her eyebrows and grinning teasingly at Nami.
Nami gave an indignant glare to Hinata. “I knew it was your deed. You are so dead now. And thanks for reminding me about that!!” She tried to strangle Hinata to death. But Hinata quickly dodged and hid behind Asahi and use her as a shield.
Asahi pushed Nami away from her. “Just stop it, both of you! Let’s go to morning assembly before we get scolded!”
“We woke you up on the right time but you didn’t bother to open your eyes. It can’t be helped so we set up five alarm clocks around you.” Hinata reasoned.
“You can’t blame Hinata for that. And you have to stop playing games all night long.” Looks like Asahi is on Hinata’s side.
“Tsk… Fine, fine…” Nami sat on her seat.
“Eh? You’re not going to attend morning assembly?” Hinata asked.
“Nope… I’m still sleepy.” Nami used her arms as a pillow and rest her head on the desk.
“Okay. Just don’t drag us if Iwana-sensei or other teacher found you skipped the assembly.” Asahi shrugged. “Let’s go, Hinata.” She left Nami alone who started snoozing off in the classroom.
Morning assembly ended. All the students went back to their respective classrooms. Asahi and Hinata found Nami is still in her dreamland on her seat.
“Hey, Nami! The homeroom will be started soon! Wake up!” Asahi shook Nami’s shoulder. “Nami!” She shook her once again.
“Hmmnn… Five more minutes…” Nami murmured and didn’t bother to wake up.
“She didn’t know how to learn from experience, did she?” Asahi said and stopped shaking Nami.
“Just let her get warned by our new homeroom teacher. She hasn’t met Kawai-sensei, right?” Hinata wiggled her eyebrows again. Now Asahi is thinking that Hinata is actually a Kuidaore Taro Clown.
“I guess I’ll be your shield again. But really, Nami should stop being a sleep-deprived high school student.” Asahi sighed in defeat.
“Alright everyone get back to your seat.” Kawai-sensei entered the classroom. She went to the podium and put down the books she brought. “I’ll check the attendance before we start our class.”
Kawai-sensei started calling the students of class 3-2 one by one. No one is absent so far. “Kawachi Nami-san.” She called for Nami but she didn’t get any response from her.
“Is Kawachi-san absent today?” Kawai-sensei asked.
“U-… Umm, she is here, miss.” Asahi is jerking her foot to Nami’s chair and tries to wake her up. “Wake up, you sleepy head!” Asahi whispered to Nami.
“Ugh…” Nami finally woke up. She tried to gather up her consciousness and rubbed her eyes.
Kawai-sensei couldn’t see Nami very well so she walked to Nami’s direction. “Is everything okay, Kawachi-sa—” She stopped suddenly once she saw Nami’s face. “…Minami…?” She murmured with a little shock expression on her face.
Nami frowned in confusion and stared back with her sleepy gaze at Kawai-sensei. “Did you just add one more syllable to my name, Miss?”
—————————–To be continued—————————–
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