Translator – Vodka
I forgot to renew the domain . A few more days and this site would have been up for sale, lol . So, wow, vodkatranslations . com turns one . By the way, regarding the co-translator, I think I will drop that notion . I know it can be a bummer for you guys, but two translators have two different ways of translating and expressing themselves . I want to avoid that, if possible . Well, let’s see .
Author – Corrected typos and missing words, modified the scenario and did some revision .
The school devoid of students was quiet .
The footsteps of a single person resonating in the hallway even gave off the illusion that nobody else was in the world .
The only person in the world……
These words tickled the sensibilities of a high school boy a little .
I was playing the character of the cool solitary guy, all alone by himself in the world . Man, it was a tremendous feeling .
It would surely be perfect if I put my hands in my pockets and walked with a hunched back .
However, unfortunate it was that I didn’t have the time . The classroom was in front of me .
I pulled open the sliding door . The sliding functionality on it had deteriorated over the long years of usage . As I entered the classroom, I saw three students seated on their respective seats, illuminated by only the sunlight .
Kirasaka was by the window, Shizuku was in the middle, and Yuuto was near Shizuku .
Kirasaka had a book in one hand . Shizuku was probably going about today’s homework, and Yuuto was looking at those two .
It wasn’t as if I was conveniently able to have all the three of them here, together like this .
Kirasaka was in the library, and Yuuto was playing football .
It would seem that Shizuku was working on the homework all along .
However, when I was talking with her over the phone, I felt like I heard Kirasaka’s voice……let’s pretend that it was only my imagination .
“I am last?……I am sorry to have suddenly called you guys . ”
I suddenly called out .
I didn’t sit down on my seat . Instead, I stood behind the teacher’s desk .
I put my hands on the desk and let out a breath .
“It’s quite rare for Minato to have something to talk about . Is it a student council job?”
Yuuto raised the most natural question .
Shizuku and Kirasaka too looked at my direction .
Well then, how should I start?
The very notion of somebody else like me, talking about how popular they were, was strange .
Being on the receiving end of that kind of talk, they too shouldn’t be in a good mood either .
Depending on how I said it, the impression of the student council would considerably change .
My usual way of speaking was such that there was even the possibility of the listener thinking that they were being spoken to, in a commanding tone .
Since I will be talking on behalf of the student council here, I ought to be careful .
“……Well, it’ true that this a student council job . ”
Rather than saying it myself, since they were the people concerned, there shouldn’t be any problem if I showed it to them .
I brought out the student council document from inside of the bag . It was the piece of paper that contained the anonymously written requests of the students .
As I showed it to them, Shizuku tilted her head to the side and asked .
“What is that?”
“Anonymously written requests sent to the student council . ”
I passed the paper to Yuuto, seated the closest to the teacher’s table .
He looked over it wordlessly . A strained expression could be seen on his face, but it lasted for no more than a moment . Then, he handed it over to Shizuku .
“This kind of request……Kirasaksan, do you want to see it too?”
“No, thank you . I more or less know what to expect . ”
Without looking away from the book in her hand even once, Kirasaka replied .
Just from hearing the word “requests”, she was able to perceive the content of the document .
I couldn’t help but think, “As expected of Kirasaka . ”
She really does know what is written on it, doesn’t she?
“So, then? What came out of the student council discussion?”
“……To decide on a date and time . ”
“Is that so?……A reasonable plan, huh . ”
Kirasaka issued a flat response, as though she wasn’t interested .
She placed the bookmark on the page she finished reading, closed the book and stood up .
“Well then, does that mean we are done for today? There is nothing else to talk about, right?”
“Wait a minute! At the very least, we should discuss this among ourselves——”
“Why I wonder?”
Kirasaka cut Shizuku off and asked this in return, in a cold voice……no, a voice that made it impossible to discern the emotion of the speaker .
It sounded like she couldn’t comprehend the further need for any discussion .
I had already predicted this .
If it’s Kirasaka, even if I brought up this matter, if she didn’t find it amusing, she wouldn’t demonstrate any interest in it either .
For some reason, even fun things didn’t seem interesting to her .
[TN – help again, can someone tell me what you can make out of this sentence, 彼女にとっては楽しい対象でも、何やら面白そうなイベントではないからだ。]
“But……that would cause us a considerable amount of problems……”
“There shouldn’t be any problems, though?”
Kirasaka let out a breath and sat down on her chair one more time . Her expression couldn’t conceal the hassle this situation has brought forth on her .
She put her hand on her cheek and said this in an admonishing manner .
“This is their problem, not ours . At the very least, do we need to change something ourselves?”
“……True that . ”
She was right .
No matter how many students had submitted this request to the student council, this wasn’t their problem .
They didn’t need to discuss this . They could just could about their usual lives, without changing anything .
It is because I knew these people in the classroom, that I had been able to gather them like this and carry out this discussion . Otherwise, the student council probably would have had, even without any discussion, treated this matter as a joke and pulled the lid on it .
The female student named Kirasaka Ren didn’t have any interest in this matter . Neither was she looking for a solution .
Apart from the student she had taken a liking to, she was equally disinterested in every other student .
That was why there was no need for any discussion . She would simply reject any confession . She wouldn’t join any group .
Why? Because she didn’t feel the need to .
Even if she was called out, she would simply choose not to comply . No matter what anyone might have to say, she didn’t need to listen to someone she wasn’t interested in .
And that was how she came to be known as “The Ice Queen” .
In the first place, her thought process regarding this issue was different from that of Yuuto or Shizuku’s .
Two people who felt not a small amount of guilt, and another one who felt nothing .
The latter might sound bad, but from my perspective, I thought her attitude was the normal reaction .
This was why, at the student council meeting earlier today, I couldn’t agree to the proposal of imposing those selfish obligations upon these three .
It was because, somewhere in my head, I knew that it was going to be like this .
“This is, until the bitter end, the plan that the student council had come up with . Mine is different . ”
I said with clear emphasis that I had a different plan .
It was so that they would understand that this was not an idea that I supported .
“Minato thinks differently?”
“Aa……I am opposed to the student council’s plan……even if I say that, since I am now a part of the student council, it would be correct to say that we have two plans . ”
From his perspective, I was also a student council officer .
Only saying that I was opposed to the student council’s plan would result in an erroneous explanation .
Therefore, as someone who was part of the same student council, it would be correct to explain that the student council had two plans .
Without a change in her posture, Shizuku awaited my words . Kirasaka too was looking at my direction .
Compared to before, she is showing some interest . At least, let’s think like that .
From here on out, it was important to explain the merits and demerits of the plan I was going to be proposing .
I would have to be careful while answering every one of their questions .
I formed a quadrilateral with my hands and said this .
“It is fine if we built boxes, right?”
“Boxes?” (in unison)
“That’s right, boxes . ”
The incomprehensibility of what I was saying was painted on the faces of the three before me . Their expressions told it all . Then, I indifferently proceeded to explain my designs .