Chapter 3.3[3rd Discussion: Part 3]
“Today’s broadcast was really popular wasn’t it?!”
It was after school, after the aforementioned program had been broadcasted . With a large, satisfied look, the president reclined in her chair in the student council room . Chizuru-san also had a smile of enjoyment .
However…… the Shiina sisters and I were completely worn out .
So that the president wouldn’t hear, Minatsu and I spoke with hushed voices .
“(Hey Minatsu…… Did…… it seem popular to you?)”
“(No…… at least, my class was taken aback by it . )”
“(Ahh…… for me, everyone suddenly stopped moving their chopsticks, lost their appetites, and went without lunch in the end . )”
“(What makes Prez-san think it was really popular?)”
“(Maybe…… in Prez and Chizuru-san’s class, everyone was considerate of them and gave forced smiles?)”
“(Ahh, I see……)”
While Minatsu was convinced, the president glanced over at us . We jumped and stiffened .
“How was it in your classes? Everyone must’ve been crazy about it!”
When you look at me with such pure eyes like that…… it’s difficult to say the truth . Even Minatsu couldn’t look her in the eyes .
I forced a smile .
“Y, yeah…… It was really popular . ”
“Of course it was!”
This is bad . If she gets worked up over this, it’ll be a problem .
“Yeah…… that’s right . It was just as popular as ‘accounting’ in the primary school rankings for most desired profession . ”
The president tilted her head questioningly…… alright, I think we got away with that one . Minatsu congratulated me with a “good job!”
However, the president’s sights were soon set on Mafuyu-chan .
“And I’m sure it was popular in your class, right Mafuyu-chan?”
Mafuyu froze solid…… Ahh, her class…… was probably the same as mine .
After a very, very distorted smile, Mafuyu-chan answered while trembling .
“Y, yes . I, it was…… like upside down Buzzy Beetles from Super **rio Brothers . It was very popular!” (1)
“Can you seriously call those popular?!”
Mafuyu also dodged with something clever(?)……We didn’t lie . We didn’t .
The president, however, was completely unaware, saying “I see, I see,” and looked quite satisfied…… This is really bad . At this rate, she might –”
“Well then, we should go for a second show!”
Everyone aside from the president…… this time, even including Chizuru-san, sighed . Chizuru-san had gotten on board with the first one, but doing it twice, three times, or making it a series seemed to be a different story .
Everyone made eye contact and started a meeting on the matter .
(What should we do……? Prez is still motivated for it . )
(Even though it’s Aka-chan, she’s pretty obsessed about this…… I had expected her to be satisfied with just doing it once . Our careless classmates were considerate of her, but it seems to have had the opposite effect . )
(What are we gonna do…… I can’t handle doing more of that . )
(Mafuyu is also already at her limit……)
We all thought with a “hmmm . ” The president alone was in a good mood, working on the next plans .
Since it couldn’t be helped…… I tried to suggest a compromise .
“Prez . ”
“Hm? What is it, Sugisaki~~?”
“Well…… You see . Things like this, I mean, don’t they feel more fun precisely because you only do them occasionally?”
“…? What do you mean?”
“Well it’s like this . Even if there is a second time around, isn’t it better to not do it for a bit……?”
The president thought about my proposal . During that break, everyone looked at me and all gave me an enthusiastic thumbs up…… Yes . The president was the type of person who quickly gets carried away by trends . If we convince her to hold off on this for a while, she’ll probably forget about it completely .
The president agonized over it for a good few seconds…… and then, with a smile, she gave her answer .
“That’s right! Quality over quantity!”
“Y, yeah . ”
Although the quality was relatively and surprisingly low .
“I understand, Sugisaki! Next is…… yeah . Let’s do it a month from now!”
“Alright . ”
Everyone felt relieved .
Thus, it was decided that we wouldn’t do this overly dangerous program’s second show, at least for a month .
With this, the future was stable –
“So next, we shoot the student council’s PR video! (2) I just got this video equipment too!”
With a bang, she placed a large video camera on top of the desk .
As if we saw something unbelievable, we all froze .
The president…… she alone gleefully smiled .
“Now, this is just the beginning~!”
Even though we weren’t Leos, we were caught up in a very bizarre tragedy .
(1) If you haven’t figured it out by now, try adding “Ma” to the blanks . Also, apparently Buzzy Beatles are called “Metto” in Japanese .
(2) PR = Public Relations