Youkoso v2c2 intro
The bad events continued . A message from Chiybashira-sensei awaited us during homeroom the next morning .
“Today, I have a message for you . The other day, there was a bit of trouble . The person over there, Sudou, and some class C students were involved in some trouble the other day . If I say it directly, it was a fight . ”
The classroom became noisy . Depending on the details of the disagreement between the two groups, Sudou may be suspended and the class points may be deducted . Sensei told the whole situation to the class .
Chiyabashira-sensei was so disinterested and had absolutely no expression in her face that it had a certain beauty to it .
Without any bias, she explained the school’s neutral position on the whole matter .
“Uh… why hasn’t the matter been resolved already?”
Hirata asked a very reasonable question .
“The complaint was raised by class C . They said it was a one-sided fight . However, when we asked Sudou, he said that their claim was not true . He said that the class C students called him out, looking for a fight . ”
“I wasn’t in the wrong; it was self-defence . ”
Declaring without any shame, Sudou attracted the cold gazes of his classmates .
“But you have no evidence . Am I wrong?”
“Evidence? I don’t have anything like that . ”
“In other words, we don’t know the truth yet . Therefore, the situation has been put on hold . The outcome will be decided on who the actual perpetrator is . ”
“I don’t know anything except that I’m innocent . I want money for my troubles . ”
“He says so himself, but as of now, there’s not much credibility . If, as Sudou says, there is an eyewitness, the situation may change . Well, any eyewitnesses to the fight, please raise your hands . ”
Chiyabashira-sensei kept talking with an indifferent voice . No student raised their hands .
“Too bad Sudou, but it seems like no one was an eyewitness . ”
“…Looks that way . ”
When Chiyabashira-sensei looked at Sudou with doubtful eyes, he looked down at his desk .
“In order to look for the eyewitness, every teacher is informing their class about the situation . ”
“Hah!? You told everyone!?”
Well, the school probably can’t do anything else . Since Sudou raised the possibility of an eyewitness, each class in the school had to be asked in order to find such a person .
For Sudou, who had wanted to told the hide the incident, this was not a very good situation .
Sudou’s plan of keeping it within our group had already failed .
“Anyway, that’s all . Whether there are any eyewitnesses or any evidence, the matter will be resolved next Tuesday . Well then, homeroom’s over . ”
Chiyabashira-sensei left the room . Sudou quickly left right after . He probably knew that he would get mad at someone if he stayed in the room .
“Hey, isn’t Sudou the worst?”
The first to talk was Ike .
“If we lost points because of Sudou, doesn’t that mean we’re going to have 0 points again?”
The classroom became noisy and the situation was getting out of hand .
If we don’t get any points, all the dissatisfaction and unhappiness will all be directed towards Sudou alone . Naturally, it was Kushida who tried to help the situation .
“Hey, everyone . Can you listen to me for a second?”
Kushida took the chance to stop the uproar and change the situation .
“As Sensei said, Sudou-kun was involved in a fight . But Sudou-kun was dragged into it . ”
“Kushida-chan, by saying ‘dragged into it’, does that mean you believe in Sudou’s words?”
Kushida told yesterday’s story to the whole class . About how he was being considered as a regular, and how a few people who were envious tried to get Sudou kicked out of the club and the resulting fight . She explained that Sudou beat them up in self-defense . Most of the class listened to Kushida’s sincere words in silence . Even if Sudou or I tried to explain the situation in the same way, it wouldn’t have the same effect .
Even then, the others couldn’t believe in the story so easily . Considering his usual behavior, even if the students didn’t believe it, it was a reasonable story .
“I want to ask again . If anyone knows someone in this class, among your friends, or among your senpais that saw what happened, please tell me . You can contact me at any time . I appreciate it . ”
Even though she said the same thing as Chiyabashira-sensei did, the class had a completely different reaction .
She’s naturally gifted at being able to connect with people . It’s fascinating .
The class was wrapped in silence . The one who broke the silence was not an eyewitness, but rather, Yamauchi .
“Hey, Kushida-chan . I can’t believe Sudou’s story . I think he’s making it up to justify his own actions . During middle school, he kept talking about beating people up . He lectured us about how it was fun to beat people up . ”
Starting with Yamauchi, the whole class spouted their dissatisfaction towards Sudou .
“Earlier, I saw him grab some kid from another class just because they bumped in the hallway . ”
“I saw him cut in line at the cafeteria and get mad at someone who tried to warn him . ”
Kushida’s words about Sudou’s innocence didn’t reach the class . The class, feeling that they were going to lose their hard-earned points, all left Sudou to dry .
“I want to believe him . ”
The hero of the class, Hirata, stood up as if to support Kushida,
“I can understand if a student of another class doubts him . But I think it’s wrong to doubt a friend, a fellow classmate . Isn’t helping out someone in need what friends do?”
“I think so too~”
Karuizawa followed up while brushing her bangs to the side after the hero’s words .
“If it’s a false accusation, isn’t it a problem? Anyway, it’d be sad if he was innocent . ”
If Kushida is a leader with a soft heart, Karuizawa is strong . As if the existence of a strong leader had influence, most of the girls voiced their agreement .
It’s typical of Japanese people; following suit when one person does something . In their minds, they’re probably sticking their tongues out, but at least they’re pretending to help . For now, the criticism of Sudou stops .
Hirata, Kushida, and Karuizawa . These three are particularly popular .
“I’ll ask my friends . ”
“Then I’ll ask my senpais in the soccer club . ”
“I’ll ask around as well . ”
With these three in the center, the efforts to prove Sudou’s innocence started .
I guess I don’t have to help . It’ll be better to leave it to them anyway .
Well, time to fade out quietly .