KuramochiMaya

Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet

Chapter 55

Ohno Fumi is a poor 2nd year high school student. Because of her father's debts, she's kicked out of her own home and has to rely on her own connections to survive. Thus begins her life as a live-in housekeeper for a reclusive writer.

Language: English

Summary

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I'm honest, but I'm not honest

It's a lie but it isn't a lie

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Sorry for the wait

Gorou-san! I thought maybe you'd gone somewhere

Gorou-san! I thought maybe you'd gone somewhere

Sorry for leaving you alone. Because I left you with all these people I thought maybe you'd feel awkward

Not at all, I'm not scared so I just waited for you

Um, speaking of which

Have you seen Akatsuki-sensei....?

Truth is, I forgot my gl@sses, so I can barely see anything

Nah, haven't seen him yet

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He's looking, he's looking

Maybe he's late

Well, do you like what you're drinking? You haven't eaten anything yet, right?

B-but

Just leave everything to me

It's okay, it's okay

Since long ago

Absurdly

Going smoothly around has always been my specialty

I'm what's called a 'guy who can read the mood'

And then, now

From an outsider's perspective, things look like this

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I'm the insensitive dude who's keeping those two apart

I'm the insensitive dude who's keeping those two apart

I know what I'm supposed to do

Sensei, is something wrong?

I have one

A girlfriend

Sensei?

It's Fumi

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T/N: This is blurry and tiny so I can't read it, but the gist of it is they're gonna do a award ceremony

T-that... it's a joke, right....?

Eh?

Everyone, are you ready~

Do you think I'm joking?

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Those feelings

Um

Are pity, right...?

Fumi-chan's very adult-like. She's brave, and she may have felt like she had to save you

But, can you truly say that it's a lovers' relationship?

That stuff doesn't have anything to do with you

T-they do...!

Because...

Huh?

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I...

Towards Sensei...

-flashback to when Fumi told Sensei maybe Umeda had a crush on him-

As I expected, I ended up hurting you

Eh

I see

What does that-

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Wai

Wait a moment...!

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I've already made sure that I haven't heard you wrong when you answered me

I understood that Oono-san's your girlfriend

But, I...

Is it wrong if I work harder just a little longer!?

My feelings are nothing like pity

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Talk to me when you've understood that

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Eh? Kaneishi did?

I just saw him riding that elevator over there

When did that happen?

Eh, around 5 minutes ago I guess

But that dude doesn't have a room here, right

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Ouchie~

That truly looks painful. You've been holding on all this time?

Sorry, I'm not used to wearing heels

Although when you fell on me I got a pretty big shock

I've asked for some disinfectant and bandaids over the phone so you'll feel better soon

Eh!! After all you've done for me, you didn't have to

Ah~ so embar@ssing

It's okay, it's okay, I'm getting used to it. I'm gonna pour some coffee

It's ok, it's ok

You must make your girlfriend very happy

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Eh?

That's right, what kind of people have you dated up until now, Gorou-san?

Nah, I don't think that

Huh

N~ the average type I guess. Cl@ssmates, friends I met when I went drinking and the like

Well, I think I haven't been the proper guy for them. It's the kind of feeling you don't mind coming, but that you don't care if it fades away either

Somehow, I only dated girls to have someone to spend time with

They were just run-of-the-mill relationships, even when they ended it just felt natural

It's not like there were any big troubles but I didn't feel myself really invested in them either

"Somehow", "moderately", "so-so": that's how I do romance

"Somehow", "moderately", "so-so": that's how I do romance

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Sometimes, when I look at Fumi-chan, I feel her gaze is dashing

That's why

That it felt directed only towards one single person

I see, you didn't strike me as being that type of guy

And so honest

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Now that I think about it, you're a person full of mysteries, Gorou-san

Like the day we came back from eating curry, you made me feel a little startled

Really?

...really? Did I surprise you?

Of course you did! Stop teasing me, please

I can't help it. I like how your embarr@ssed face looks

I

She's cute and tries her best

Even if she cries a lot sometimes, she won't show her tears to Akatsuki

So friendly and thoughtful, if you saw me the same way you see him it'd make me so happy

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But I think-

Fumi-chan

If you're hurt in the future, and you think you don't need Akatsuki anymore

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Would you leave Akatsuki and go out with me?

I'm honest, but I'm not. I'm lying, but I'm not

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Then, what is this?

Yes

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Just kidding. You can't pull those tricks on me anymore

You should only say something like that to a person you treasure very much

And also

Then! Close your eyes please!

Eh!? What are you saying all of a sudden!?

Don't mind that, just do it!

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Yes!!

It's okay now! I've casted a spell that will make you be happy for sure in your next love!

Ah

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Somehow I already feel enough satisfied

Eh!? Eh!?

Finally he came. That's why I made Fumi-chan wait here

Yes, yes

I'll be going now

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Aren't you late (T/N: WOW AKATSUKI)

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I checked on every room of this floor

All of them...

Welp, that's a big trouble you took

Gorou

You're my only friend

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But this is something I can't give up

Sorry

I always know what I have to do

Yes

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You said it well

Then, with this

Eh!? Se-sensei!?

Now everything's up to you two. Also, this is Akatsuki's room

It's totally okay if you spend the night here

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Akatsuki

Please treasure Fumi-chan

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I can't really say if I lied or said the truth there. Am I honest or not?

Then, which are my true feelings?

Well then, I'll go home

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