I am thinking of challenging the 5th fooor.
I had decided to confess if I have the strength ti dive into the 5th floor before.
I’ve been delaying it for a long time, but I’ve finally decided.
Tomorrow, I will confess to Katsuragi Haruka.
I’ve been restless since I woke up in the morning.
I go to school, but my legs are heavy with expectations.
As usual in the classroom,
To Oyama Shinji and Mizutani Hayato
After that, I attend the class, but I can hardly concentrate.
Right now, I’m only thinking about my confession and glance at Katsuragi once in a while.
During the lunch break, I am talking with Shinji and Hayato, but suddenly Hayato say,
“Kaito, aren’t you strange today?”
“No, not really···”
“There must have been something.”
“No, nothing …”
“What? No, no what are you talking about?”
“So it’s that?”
“No, no, really what are you talking about?”
“It’s completely different”
“So you are rejected?”
“No, I haven’t been rejected.”
“Then, after this.”
“What do you mean ‘after this?”
“That’s what it means.”
“No, no, I am going out with Katsuragi-san.”
“Are you okay with your head?”
“Of course it’s okay.”
“You want to confess to Katsuragi-san?”
“How do you know?”
“Well it’s as clear as day. Right, Shinji?”
“Yea, you’ve been disgustingly looking at Katsuragi-san since the morning.”
“No, what do you mean disgusting?”
“If you act like that, of course anyone will notice.”
“What kind of change happen to the chicken Kaito-kun?”
“I’m not chicken. I’ll be a hero from today.”
“Rather than hero, you are more like a stalker.”
“I think there are quite a few who notice you in the class too.”
“Does that mean that the guys in the class know that I like Katsuragi-san?”
“That’s natural. It’s only Katsuragi-san who doesn’t realize it.”
“Katsuragi-san usually just ignore you.”
“So you will confess today?”
“That’s right. Is it bad?”
“No, it’s not bad. Find your next love soon.”
“Why are you saying like I am going to be rejected?”
“Eh? You think you can do it?”
“Hmm. It’s okay then. Much like Kaito. Well, do your best.”
Although it is a standard pattern, I called Katsuragi-san after school.
“I’m sorry to call you so suddenly”
“It’s okay. I am free too.”
“Uhmm, that Katsuragi-san…”
“Ah, that. I’m, with Katsuragi-san, no, no, Katsuragi-san, ah, uh, uhm, errand..”(TN: Just a cliche confession scene where the mc stutter and said something different than what he wanted to. I am not good enough to find the equivalent words in english so I left it as it is. Tell me in the comment section if you have better suggestion.)
“N, no, not that.”
“Ah, do you want to go shopping together?”
“Eh, ah, ye, yeah. I want to ask you to go shopping together.”
“If it’s just that then it’s fine.”
“Eh? Is it okay?”
“It’s okay. Is there anything you want to buy?”
“A, ah. I want to buy an item for my exploration.”
“Come to think of it, Takagi-kun is working hard as an explorer, but I’m not familiar with it at all.”
“Ah, that’s no problem at all. Rather, you shouldn’t be familiar with it.”
“Well, I shouldn’t be familiar with it? Why is that?”
“I also want to buy clothes. Katsuragi-san will surely looks good with nice clothes.”
“Well, I think the normal one is fine, then when is it?”
“This Sunday if you can.”
“We’ll meet at 9 o’clock in front of the station.”
“Well, then. See you again on Sunday.”
Katsuragi-san left just like that.
What is this?
What did I just do?
My confession is …
It’s a complete failed.
I can’t believe I stutter like that.
However, for some reason I made a promise with her.
Go shopping with only the two of us.
Isn’t this a date?
Hayato and Shinji are waiting for me when I return to the classroom.
“You did your best. Let’s go play somewhere.”
“No, I haven’t been rejected.”
“What? What do you mean?”
“No, as I said earlier.”
“Eh, no way. Did you get an OK?”
“No, it’s a little different”
I can’t help it, so I tell the two of them.
The two laugh with their hands on their sstomach.
After a big laugh,
“Why the hell did you say that?”
I can only give an ambiguous reply.
Next Sunday, it is my first time going out with Katsuragi-san, and I don’t feel well.
My tension has risen to the peak.