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Chapter 2 – To The Sea With Everyone
I managed to convince Master Usagi to allow me to seriously study and prepare for the test to my satisfaction. And today was the last day of the regular tests.
Kaede shouted in a voice that could be heard throughout the classroom as she stretched as hard as she could after handing in the last test. As she did so, I tried my best to avert my gaze from Kaede’s chest.
When I looked closely, I saw that the other boys were staring at Kaede. Is it okay to look at her so much…? She will get angry…
As I thought about it, Rin approached Kaede.
“Hey, Kaede? That is, as expected, your service is too good, isn’t it?”
As Rin pointed out, Kaede slowly checked her situation.
Her face turned bright red, and she immediately stopped stretching. Seeing this, I could hear the blatantly disappointed voices of the boys in the surrounding.
“That Kanzaki, she did something unnecessary…!”
“It was a momentary Shangri-la…”
“──Boys, I can hear everything, okay?”
As soon as Rin said that with her veins stood out, the boys all straightened their posture. T-they are so easy to understand…
Kaede, who noticed that I was watching their exchange, came over to me, her cheeks still red.
“H-how was your test, Yuuya-kun?”
“Eh? Ah, yeah. I was wondering if it was able to reflect what I studied properly…”
“Is that so? …I asked Rin-chan to watch me study. And then I got a lot of the questions that Rin-chan predicted!”
“Eh, that’s great!”
When Kaede’s words made me involuntarily turn my gaze towards Rin, she was scratching her head in embarrassment.
“It’s not a big deal. Anyone can make predictions if they know the characteristics of the teacher.”
“…That’s absolutely not true.”
“I don’t think it’s that easy either…”
In the first place, what does it mean to grasp the characteristics of the teacher?
Well, I’m not very good at it to begin with, so I studied the whole test range.
Still, perhaps because I’ve leveled up, my memory was definitely improving. Also, my eyesight had gotten better as well. The things I had studied instantly flowed into my head… What is it? This feeling.
Before I leveled up, I couldn’t even learn anything from my studies.
When I was thinking about this, the others who were getting along with me, such as Ryo and Shingo-kun, gathered around.
“Oh, everyone is here.”
“Hey, how was everyone’s test?”
“Well, I think I did better than I expected.”
“I didn’t have any problems either.”
“I think I’m fine, but… No, I want to think I’m fine.”
“No, I looked after you, so don’t say such pitiful things…”
Rin looked at Kaede’s reluctant face with a dumbfounded look.
As I smiled bitterly at the interaction, I noticed that Yukine, who was in the seat next to mine, was in a daze.
“Hmm? What’s wrong, Yukine?”
“…I’m just tired…”
“I-is that so? …By the way, how was your test?”
“…I just want to think about the fun things in life right now.”
In other words, it was not so good.
While we were having this conversation, other students were heading home or to their club activities.
“Oh, by the way… is Kaede doing okay with her club activities?”
When Ryo suddenly asked that, Kaede nodded.
“Yeah. The club activities themselves start tomorrow.”
“Oh yeah, how is your club activity, Yukine?”
“Eh? Hyoudou has club activities?”
Ryo looked at Yukine with surprise… Yukine joined a club activity. What kind of club is it? Is it a light music club?
“…Hmm. It’s the occult research club.”
“You’ve gone to an unexpected club!”
However, Kaede and Rin seemed to know about it and didn’t seem particularly surprised.
“…I’m free from any kind of club activities today. And I haven’t brought any experiment books with me today either.”
“Y-you have to be very careful with that…”
For some reason, Kaede said that to Yukine with a twitch in her cheeks. Did something happen to them?
“Well, that’s right! Now that the test is over, summer vacation is just around the corner!”
“Ah, you’re right.”
“…I’ve had my hands full with tests lately.”
“Yeah, that’s happened to me too!”
“…Kaede and Yukine, you should take more time to study.”
I realized from Kaede’s words that the summer vacation was indeed coming soon.
That said, I have no particular plans… and if I had to pick an activity, it would be to spend more time in the other world. I want to check out the whole area in the Great Devil’s Nest as soon as possible.
When I was thinking about that, Kaede suggested with sparkling eyes.
“So why don’t we all have some fun together! There’s also a summer festival, right?”
“That’s fine, but you know that summer vacation is not only about playing, right?”
“Eh? Is it not?”
“…You’ve got a serious problem there.”
“U-um… we have to do our summer homework, too, don’t we?”
“And I’ve heard there’s a lot of it.”
Kaede and Yukine were astonished by Shingo-kun and Rin’s words. Eh, did they really think there was no possibility of that? …No, I guess some schools don’t have it.
The two of them realized that it was not just a fun summer vacation. As they turned white as burned-out ashes, the classroom door unexpectedly opened.
“──Um, is Yuuya-san here?”
“Eh? Ah, Kaori?”
The one who came to the classroom was Kaori. As soon as Kaori noticed my presence, she came straight to me.
“Thank goodness you haven’t left yet.”
“Well, yeah. Did you need me for something?”
“That’s right! And since everyone is here… it’s just perfect.”
Everyone seems to be wondering about it.
When everyone tilted their heads at Kaori’s words, Kaori smiled.
“Yes! Now that the test is over, summer vacation will soon be coming. So if you don’t mind, I thought I’d invite you all to my vacation resort…”
“A vacation resort?” said everyone in unison.
We were surprised by the unexpected invitation, raising our voices. V-vacation resort, she said? …By the way, I’ve almost forgotten that Kaori’s family is wealthy.
“My family vacation resort has a beach nearby, and I was wondering if you guys would like to join me…”
“Really? Yay! It’s a beach, a beach!”
“T-that would be great for us, but…”
“…But, is it okay?”
“Of course! You all have been treating me so well…”
“What do you mean by… treating you well?”
“Y-yeah. I don’t remember doing anything much for you…”
“Of course not! You all invited me to play with you, and now I want to invite you to play with me too!”
It’s not that Kaede and the others had any particular reason for doing so; they were just normal friends and had been inviting people over to play until now. Kaori had never had a chance to hang out with someone her own age, so this was a new experience for her and made her happy.
Then Ryo, who was watching Kaori and the others’ reaction, scratched his cheek as if he was troubled.
“Ah…, um, is it okay if we join you too?”
“Of course. We’ve played together before! So please join us too, Ryo-san and Shingo-san.”
In response to Kaori’s words, Ryo and Shingo were also invited.
“So, I’ll let you know when we decide on the details.”
Kaori said and left the classroom.
When Kaede saw her off, she shouted with joy.
“~~! Yay! We can all go to the beach together! Right?”
“W-well, I didn’t expect Kaori-san to invite me too…”
“That’s true. But since we’re here, let’s have some fun!”
While Kaede was excited by Ryo’s words, Rin grinned.
“But you have to do your homework before you can play.”
Rin’s words seemed to have an effect on Yukine too, and she groaned along with Kaede.
After being invited to Kaori’s vacation resort, we decided on a date that would work for all of us, and we finally entered the summer vacation.
And now we were in front of Kaori’s vacation resort.
“No, I could only imagine it as the same size as the school…”
“Y-yeah. When I saw it in person, it was just…”
Ryo, Shingo-kun, and I were stunned to see the vacation resort where we would be staying.
The vacation resort we were invited to was a log cottage built surrounded by nature, in one of the most popular places for rich people to build vacation resorts. However, the cottage was fully air-conditioned, and there were even convenience stores and supermarkets nearby, so I guess it was a wonderful place to stay.
And above all, there is──.
“Whoa! Beach, it’s the beach, Rin-chan!”
“Yes, yes, I see it.”
“…Hmm, the view is beautiful.”
There was a swimming beach, just a short walk from the cottage. Kaede’s eyes sparkled looking at the beach, and Kaori, who was preparing the cottage, came over with a smile.
“I’m glad you enjoyed it.”
“Of course, I am!”
“Fufufu… I will show you to your rooms, so please follow me with your luggage.”
“Yeees!” said everyone.
Kaori urged us to head inside the cottage.
Naturally, the bedrooms were separate for men and women, but the room where we boys slept was so spacious that there was plenty of room for all three of us to sleep together. The women’s room must be quite spacious as well.
…Or rather, now that I’ve realized it, I can’t believe I’m spending time under the same roof with girls…
Of course, there’s Yuti staying in my house now, but I’m not used to that yet either.
In such a situation, I still can’t believe that I’m having a private sleepover with other girls like this.
As I was putting my luggage in my room and taking a breather, Kaede and the others came to the boys’ room.
“Come on! Guys! We’re going to the beach!”
“Y-you’re so energetic, huh, Kaede-san…”
“That’s obvious, Shingo-kun! I’ve been looking forward to this day!”
“Well, she even worked unusually hard on her summer vacation homework.”
“…I don’t want to remember that. But I did my best.”
As Rin said, we each finished our summer vacation homework early for this day.
I’ve always been the type of person who finishes my homework early, but Kaede and Yukine were different; they were almost dying from the homework before they came to this place.
“Alright, then, let’s get changed quickly and go play on the beach right away, shall we?”
“Yeah! That’s why we’re going to go change our clothes!”
After saying that, Kaede and the others went back to the girls’ room.
Then one of the girls, Kaori, stayed behind and beckoned me over.
“Hmm? What’s wrong?”
“Speaking of which, is everything okay with Yuti, Ouma-san, and the others?”
I smiled bitterly at Kaori’s words.
“Yuti said she’d rather not participate. She doesn’t like to be around a lot of people.”
“That’s true too… So, was it bothering her when I suggested she transfer to the school?”
“Oh, no problem! Apparently, she’s having fun at school and making friends.”
“I’m glad to hear that!”
It seems that Yuti had made friends at school, which was a relief to me. She even promised to hang out with her friends during this summer vacation.
“Also, Ouma-san said he’s refraining for the same reason as Yuti.”
“Is that so?”
“Yeah. However, I have to prepare food for Ouma-san, Night, and Akatsuki, so I have to go back using magic for that.”
“…Really, Yuuya-san’s magic is very useful.”
Kaori smiled bitterly at my words. As Kaori said, the teleport magic is very convenient. That’s why I had to be careful to not be seen by others.
After listening to my explanation, Kaori went back to change with Kaede and the others, and I changed into the swimsuit I had prepared for the day and headed to the beach with Ryo and the others.