I Noticed That I’ve Become A BL Game Protagonist’s Younger Brother! - Chapter 19.1
- I Noticed That I’ve Become A BL Game Protagonist’s Younger Brother!
- Chapter 19.1 - The Final Turning Point (1)
Translated by Trash
Proofread by Daed and Silk
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The day after the fujoshi talk suddenly blossomed, I left home 15 minutes earlier to avoid encountering Sasaki-san.
I considered going to the convenience store, but the thought of meeting a certain someone made me give up on the idea.
“I’ll have a lot of free time once I reach school early.”
I avoided the convenience store and decided to take a detour on my way to school.
Perhaps having free time calmed my heart; it was quite refreshing.
The cool morning air felt good.
I hadn’t seen many students yet. Though, since I’m near a park, there were many elderly people.
As I greeted the cheerful elderly couple passing by, I saw a familiar silhouette in the corner where the playground equipment were.
There was only one person I can think of who had a strong-looking back in the Hanashikien’s female uniform.
It was Shirousa-san.
She stood upright and immovable in front of the tallest horizontal bar, which can’t be reached without jumping.
I was curious so I decided to stop and quietly observe her.
She stood in place for a while, then she suddenly jumped up and grabbed the bar.
Shirousa-san gripped the bar tightly with her legs in the air.
Perhaps, this is……
As I watched, a bad premonition came over me. Shirousa-san’s biceps started to swell as she slowly raised her body.
When her chin was at the same height as the bar, she slowly descended. And after her arms were fully extended her body went up again.
I knew it……This girl, she was working out!
Even though I said not to do any training!
I intentionally cleared my throat.
Then, Shirousa-san silently turned her head with her chin aligned with the bar.
I greeted her when our eyes met but for some reason, she sent a sharp glare at me.
Who’s the one in the wrong here?
Rather, she’s still holding her body up.
The strength she needed to hold herself like that is terrifying.
It’s strange to say it’s bad to train, but I have to turn into a demon for the sake of my cute younger brother, Miyuki-kun.
“You were training just now, weren’t you?”
“I’m not training. This is a hanging method for health.”
She seemed serious and earnest but she just told a lie, didn’t she?
Don’t look so determined when you’re lying!
“But it seems like you use your muscles for that, though?”
“You’re imagining things.”
Her serious expression didn’t collapse and her sharp gaze continued to pierce through me.
Was she taking out her frustration on me?
It might have been unpleasant to be caught working out, but I was irritated by the way she was looking at me as if I was a nuisance.
“Maybe I should tell Miyuki-kun about it.”
“I refuse to let Miyuki meet Amachi-kun alone.”
“No way……You’re a bully!”
(T/N: There’s no way I made Akira say, “You’re a bully!” just cause I wanted him to sound cute, yeah, there’s no way AHEM)
Why was she so stubborn about not letting me come into contact with Miyuki-kun?
Am I really as dirty as a bacteria?
Am I so dirty that I’m not allowed to stand in the same place as Shirousa Prince!?
“Didn’t you promise to stop training!? If you break it, even I won’t keep my promise to not get close to Miyuki-kun, okay?!”
I’ll pull you around as much as how I put up with you.
If you want me to, I can go look for him right now!
Shirousa-san widened her eyes for a moment, and then muttered something as she bit her lips.
“I apologize……I’ll be careful after this.”
Heh, I won.
I’m glad I won. But I think this was the best for Shirousa-san.
After she stopped the training, her facial expressions and the atmosphere around her became softer. Even though I was starting to see a good habit forming, it was a shame that she started training again.
“You went through so much to become cuter so you should continue.”
I smacked Shirousa-san’s back and laughed.
Then I heard the words which threw me into the depths of sadness again.
“……Tch, go die.”
“I heard that!”
She even clicked her tongue today.
Just what did I do……
It was a refreshing morning, but I fell into the dark side before I realized it.
It was tough.
I was on my way to school so I invited her to walk with me, but she cut me off and rejected me as usual. And so I sank even further.
But I won’t lose today.
I still had time to spare.
Which meant that I could still do this.
I won one round just now so I could do better!
If I got along with Shirousa-san, then I could open the way to get along with Miyuki-kun too!
I ran after Shirousa-san and endlessly talked to her even when she ignored me.
In the midst of the one-sided conversation, we arrived at school in no time.
I passed through the gate and entered school.
We’re in the same class, so I headed to the same row of shoe locker as she did.
While I was chatting with Shirousa-san with an indomitable spirit, opening my shoe locker as usual, something fell out.
“Hm? What’s this……”
I looked down, it seemed to be a piece of paper.
At that moment, I understood it was something for my brother.
For some reason, there were people who put such things in my shoe locker and requested me to ‘give it’ to big brother for them.
It was mostly first graders.
I think they’re afraid of being found by the third grade girls when they’re about to put the letter in a third grader’s shoe locker.
“You have the AUDACITY to confess to Amachi Makoto even though you’re just a first grader,” it seemed like some have been warned like so.
(T/N: I just used some 2020 Gen Z language which I shouldn’t have, but iykyk)
It seemed that the girls have some hierarchy that I could never understand.
I was also a girl in my past life, but I don’t ever remember being like that.
I can’t understand how they could put a love letter in such a smelly shoe lock.
(T/N: HAHAHAH SAME AKIRA, I DON’T UNDERSTAND EITHER)
No, I wasn’t saying ‘My feet stinks’ when I said ‘The shoe stinks’, okay.
I just wanted to say that it was unsanitary in general.
There were 5 incomprehensible love letters today.
That was a lot……I wonder if big brother had a tennis match yesterday.
When I turned the letters over casually, there was something written there that was even more incomprehensible.
I was surprised and checked another letter, it was the same thing.
I couldn’t believe it, so I checked the rest but I wasn’t mistaken.
“It’s all addressed to me……”
What’s wrong, me?
What’s with this sudden popularity I have?
I see, it’s a trap.
Someone is playing a prank on me and wants to enjoy my reaction!?
Although I had never received such a thing, I can’t believe I got 5 at once.
I looked around for the culprit, but……Huh, I can’t find them.
Rather, I’m being looked at by other people while I’m holding these letters.
This was kind of embarrassing.
By the way, I had forgotten about it, but I was still with Shirousa-san.
When I hurriedly turned to look at Shirousa-san, she was also staring at the letters I was holding.
“……That, it’s that girl.”
When I followed her gaze, the name written there seemed to be the sender of the letter.
It was someone I didn’t recognize.
“Someone you know?”
“The one before, that pink twin-tail girl……”
I racked my brain for the keyword ‘pink twin-tail’, but it didn’t come to me immediately.
Speaking of a recent event related to Shirousa-san……
“Ahh, that mean-looking girl? Eh?”
I knew who it was, but……if she sent this letter to me, did that mean she liked me?
I won’t know until I read the content, but I could only think of that kind of content if she went this far just to give me this letter.
“That’s why she didn’t like it when Amachi-kun talked to someone like me.”
Shirousa-san left after saying so.
Judging from that sentence just now, I surmised that the mean-looking girl actually had feelings for me.
Does that mean it was my fault that she was so rude to Shirousa-san?
That was probably why Shirousa-san hates me.
I was being hated because I was being liked. I wonder what this gloomy feeling was.
“You’re so popular, Amachi-kun.”
When I looked up, Sasaki-san was in front of me.
It seems like she had just arrived with her bag slung over her shoulder.
That was dangerous. If I left my house at the same time as yesterday, I would’ve definitely been caught by her.
Sasaki-san peered at the letters in my hand with interest.
Hey, that counted as a violation of my privacy.
“By the way, I’m also really popular. It’s difficult being popular.”
“What’re you talking about?” I cast a glance at her and she smiled as she pointed to her own feet.
When I looked at where she was pointing, something I couldn’t comprehend happened.
“What’s up with that?”
Sasaki-san’s slippers were clearly soaked.
Splashes of water flew by as she walked.
Why did this happen?
Was it on purpose?
“That kind of play?”
“The water on my feet is the seme? That sounds good. I like that idea.”
“I’m disgusted by that side of Sasaki-san.”
“Oh my, I’m flattered.”
“You’re not supposed to be flattered. Anyway, how did that happen?”
As soon as I talked to this person, the conversation took a weird turn.
This was why fujoshis were no good.
Huh, speaking of which, my way of thinking immediately went to the rotten side too.
Were we badgers of the same hole after all?
I really hate that!
I mustn’t think of this.
“Amachi-kun’s fans harassed me. I don’t really know the details, but it seems like they think I’m dating Amachi-kun.”
“Hahh? No, wait a minute. There are many places I’d like to butt in, but-”
“If you want to ‘butt in’, how about Kaede-ku-……”
Don’t immediately go that way every time we talk!
She would be rotten every single time at every opportunity, so there was nothing I could do about it!
“First of all, what fans? Besides, what do you mean by ‘dating’?”
“I don’t know. But isn’t it fine this way, it’s great. I wanted a fudanshi boyfriend.”
“It’s not good for me.”
I don’t want to be a couple who only had rotten conversations.
I could only imagine a future where we got married and had rotten thoroughbred children.
If our child was a girl, she would fall into despair as she started talking about her favourite couple in Power Rangers while the rest of the kids would get excited about shoujo anime at one point.
However, I never knew I had fans. And why would they assume that I was dating Sasaki-san?
I didn’t have the slightest idea of why there was this misunderstanding.
It’d be more convincing if Kaede was the one in the rumors.
Even while I was thinking so, Sasaki-san’s slipper was making squeaking noises as she moved.
It was disgusting. So filthy.
For the most part, this person put on her shoes even when she knew it had been soaked in water before she put it on.
“Why don’t you wear your gym shoes?”
“I’m not using it this week, so I took it home yesterday to wash it. Now it’s being dried at home.”
What a bad timing.
“Want me to lend you my shoes? Ah, but my size wouldn’t fit you. Why don’t you borrow Hina’s?”
“By all means, I wanna borrow Amachi-kun’s.”
“Sure, but it’ll be loose?”
“That’s the best part. Borrowing a guy’s shoes, but the size doesn’t fit. It’s normal that I’d fantasize about it.”
I didn’t want to lend it after she said that, but I guess it couldn’t be helped since I said I would.
When I handed her my gym shoes, she took off her wet socks, wiped her wet feet with a towel from her bag, and then put them on.
Putting them on with your bare feet, it might stink.
Well, my feet were uselessly pale and thin so I guess that won’t happen.
“As expected, they’re big!”
As I thought, the size didn’t fit and it seemed like the shoe would come off as soon as she started walking.
But certainly, if a girl wore my shoes and it was too big for them, it was cute when they dragged it as they walked.
To be honest, it would’ve been more exciting if it wasn’t Sasaki-san who was the one wearing it.
“Water seme, you’re definitely frustrated now that I’m wearing Amachi-kun’s shoes……Kukuku. Come on, let’s go.”
She started walking towards where her classroom was as she smiled at me with a sidelong glance.
I kind of don’t wanna go with you.
But I will since we’re going the same way.
“That girl, she’s strong.”
If I were to be bullied like this, I would usually be depressed.
However, the fujoshi walking ahead seemed to be having fun.
I don’t get her.
This girl might be an eccentric species even if she was a fujoshi like me.
Ah, she took my shoes off.
T/N: It’s not like I forgot to upload this part tdy heh ;;