Heart-racing school days with a group of 3 problematic hotties
On this sunny first day of my high school life
I, Midori Nanami, have
dropped my wallet
Where did it fall?
I definitely had it when I left the cl@ssroom
It should be somewhere on the school road
The whole family would hate living a whole week on bean sprouts
How much is there?
Let's use this money and get some food
They should put Yukichi in there. Yukichi
Are they taking my money?
*T/N - Yukichi is the person on the 10,000 yen note
is my wallet
No way! Mugging a thief!
What a joke. There's no way you'd have a wallet with this pattern
You tryna intercept us?
I was the one who lost my wallet, but he's getting involved
What's up, Rei? An arguement?
It increased by another person
I lost interest. I'll give you this sad wallet.
Don't just give it to them...
This is yours, right?
Was I wrong?
So he said "it's my wallet" in order to get it back for me?
No, you're not wrong!
..I failed to thank him
A reason for my heart to throb
The person who saved my wallet is
named Rei Ichijou
Who would have thought he was in the same cl@ss as me?
It's always the three of them
I want to thank him again, but...
Because of that, it's hard to talk to him
High school life is full of firsts
I'll have many chances from now on
I'll keep a chill att1tude
All 3? A cold maybe?
They're away for a long time
Eh? Midori you didn't know?
Well, whatever the case they're not good people
The 3 who don't come are suspended from school
It's fierce with the 3 of them together. It seems like one of them is a son of a Yakuza member
They were raised to do whatever they wanted to, right?
I didn't know at all
Why do the 2 of you know so much about them?
They were smoking inside the school
Eh? But I heard they used violence against a teacher
Ahaha, most of the kids know about them
That's cuz Midori's always spacing out
Rumours have been everywhere recently
Smoking and violence
Good work, Midori-chan
Good work today
Well I only made contact with them once, so I know nothing
They didn't seem to be the type to do such things
Also I have no clue about the other 2
That uniform. You're a student from my school aren't you?
I came out in my uniform!
What in the world are you doing so late in the shopping district?
I was too preoccupied with my thoughts
It really is
I have requested an invstigation on you
The chairman of the school board!
The money your father left paying a debt suddenly vanished
In order to repay it, you help out your mother and work yourself to the bone
Because of the special offer of exemption from tuition fees, you were admitted in my school.
You have been working in an Izakaya since this spring
*T/N: An Izakaya is a Japanese bar that also serves snacks
Did you know that part time jobs are forbidden in our school?
How troubling. According to regulation, you would be suspended to your home for 3 days
Since I was admitted in this school...
- Close to home - Fee exemption - Paid no attention to anything else
Your exemption would be taken away
That would happen
I can't stay if the school fee exemption disappears
In light of your family situation, that would be cruel
So, I have prepared an alternate plan
There are three students who are away from your cl@ss right?
Ichijou-kun! And also, um..
I want you to bring them back to school
Bring them back?
Yes. Bring them back
Aren't those three on suspension..?
They were suspended for one week, but
Ahh, you heard some rumours?
As you know, 10 days have p@ssed and all of them are still absent
The school has repeatedly tried contacting them, but there has been no reply
We haven't heard any reason for this
That's why, if someone like you,
Who's in the same grade and does their best in hardships, were able to persuade them,
I believe that they would listen to you
Well, what if they say no?
That reasoning is weird
Well, well, it's something we should try!
Frankly, I'm just grasping at straws in this situation
be so concerned with a mere student's truancy?
I am extremely aware that this is an absurd request. I have also thought of compensation
Would the chairman normally
As for the goal, if you can get the 3 of them to accept by the midterms in two weeks,
I will present the school's official recognition of your job
Of course, I don't mind even if you decline
... In that case, then you will be accepting the punishment as per regulation
What will you do?
Under these conditions,
I have nothing but gains?
I can escape the withdrawal of my exemption. If everything goes well, then the school's official recognition of my work situation will be recognized
I will be able to meet
I'll do it!
I can also thank him, which I couldn't do before!
I see. You'll do it?
That's good. That's good
One phrase memo: - Lives alone - Became a place for the 3 of them to hang out
Goshima Group Successor
Son of the Ichijou conglomerate
(Without t1tles) I have
Stepped forward to persuade the three of them
Even if you say so,
The exemption, the work situation and so on
We don't have anything to do with?
Ah! Also, This!
This wallet is-
I got it
What did you get?
In other words, you have money troubles
Yeah? well, that's been forever...?
Payment for your time
You came here cuz you wanted money, right?
If I give this to you, you won't come anymore?
...Is this person
really the same person?
money that you earned by yourself?
No way! Rei hasn't worked before.
It's just a part of the living expenses that his parents transferred over. This guy's totally a young master
Around here, the highest hourly wage from an Izakaya is 900 yen
It's about 78 hours of labor
You might not think much of it, just hearing simply numbers, but
I stand for hours on end, I carry heavy dishes
Do you know how much labor a normal high schooler has to work in order to get this much?
I accompany drunks
...not knowing that kind of effort
Living alone in such an outstanding condo,
And everything including your tuition is your parent's money
Don't just throw money around as if you're so important
Amazing, She's strong!
It was such a sound arguement, you couldn't even make a sound
It's not like Yuki and Chihiro don't have the same faults!
What the heck was that?
I went and did it
I went there because of a request, but
What do I do? I just picked a fight...
A little bit disappointed..
It seems like
I scared him off by
To such a person like that,
talking about money like that
...I only wanted to apologize
Did he think I was asking for money when I showed him my wallet..?
It is true that he
helped me out.
I don't know anymore!
What are you doing on the side of the road?
You didn't say you had your part-time job today?
What is that? I don't get the terms for exchange
It'll be bad if you were found out, so don't go to work in your uniform
Well right? I thought so too
Please keep this a secret from mom! Then she'll say that her work will have to increase
...That's fine, but could you stop visiting a guy's home on your own? You have no sense of danger
I did bring a change of clothes! I just carelessly went home in my uniform..
What are you worried about? They only had a cute corgi there
What are you talking about?
If you pretend that you actually persuaded them, then you'd escape the withdrawal of your exemption, right?
What if you gave up?
Because, people who are truant won't come to school no matter the reason
No way. Kon, You literally just became a middle schooler
Why not? Nee-chan started it around 3rd year of middle school
If it's about part-time work, I'll do newspaper deliveries
It's fine. That's me!
But, for such a cute little brother, the early morning hours is a dangerous time zone, so I won't let you work!!!
Our clothes are gonna get wrinkled
Also, Kon does all the cooking!
Thats' cuz nee-chan's cooking is disastrous
...Anyway, don't be reckless
I'm worried about you
My little brother is such a good kid...!!
That face is annoying
Because of the debt that my damn father left, our home is economically tight, but I absolutely won't let Kon, who's still small, work
and ensure my job!
Somehow, I'll persuade those 3
Well, I don't know the method to do it
Ichijou-kun is completely different from my first impression
I don't know the circumstances of his suspension, nor the reason he won't come to school
I have no information from Ieiri-kun and Goshima-kun
...If I dont' know
I can do nothing..
But butt heads with the people themselves
U-um this is Midori Nanami. About yesterday-
If you ring it one more time, I'm going to report you
Turned away at the door...!
Is there anything I..?
Nee-chan, the bath has been heated
I want to get a good spot, so Kon, you go first
Cramming for exams?
You're putting in effort
If I do this
That is also difficult!
Hmm.. Whatever. Do your best?
Until they can't ignore me,
I'll appeal myself
I bought ice cream
Good job, Chihiro
You're sister will do her best!!
What is this?
A notebook summarizing the testing scope of Math 1 to Math A and
It was under the postbox
...a messgae board?
I got it! This is, from that, what's her name? Umm,
She probably left it there
Doesn't everything have the same handwriting?
She wrote everything by herself
Ah, I see. She ran it here as an appeasement?
Ah, there's dog jerky in here too
He loves it
Here you go, Kota. It's a tribute
T/N- Midori's Line ID and contact info
Kotarou- 3 yrs old
Eh, You're throwing it out?
Of course! She's the school's spy you know
She is an enemy! An enemy!
...they probably won't come
Well, I cannot give up!
What is my sister doing..?
Haven't come in
Another one showed up today!
World history, Japan history Test counter-plan notebook
A thousand cranes
It's fine if you don't take it
The test will be in 10 days
Amazing! These cranes were all made from flyers
And, as usual Kota's snacks too are included
2 days later
English test counter-plan notebook
10 selected videos of healing animals(?)
Hahaha! Watching videos is a perfect hobby
But it's cute though
The test is in 9 days
So in the end, it's only Kota's snacks that cost her money
3 days later
Science/Physics Test counter-plan notebook
Ah! It's here? Today's stuff
Let me see. Let me see
She must have run out of ideas
I've been thinking about this but, her way of approaching is weird
What are you getting excited about!?!
Every single day, it seems like she devotes herself in making this design
Even the notes, they are nicely summarized for each subject
..She also mentioned about her father's debt
I don't know what sort of person the chairman is, but it's intriguing
Thinking about Nanami-chan's circumstances,
I can't say I don't feel sympathy
H A A A A
1 more week
There's no progress at all..
I wonder if in this way I can draw a reaction from them?
Don't tell me it's being thrown away with being seen?
Should I ambush them in the apartment? No, as expected, I'll look like a suspicious person
The gate of the celestial rock cave has opened..!?
..These few days, I understand why you're trying so hard.
The 3 of us will only go to take the test
That's fine, right?
NOT AT ALL!
Ichijou-kun and the others..
Is there a reason why you don't want to go to school?
There's no meaning for me to go to such a school
Nor do I feel any value in it
How about you?
Why are you so desperate about it?
I was thinking of finding a job once I graduated middle school
With our economic situation, I originally thought it would be impossible for me to advance. I also have a little brother
"If you really don't want to go, then it's fine if you don't"
"If there's nothing else you want to do, then it's fine"
And then, mom said
"But if that's not the case,"
"Please focus on studying right now."
"If you study a lot, then you'll gain experiences that you cannot have right now"
If my knowledge increases, then my chances increase as well
I will be able to see things that I'm not able to see right now
My world will broaden
You got my wallet back for me
The one that looked like it was stolen, even though it looked like a cl@ssmates?
Soon after I started school, right?
That was me!
At that time,
..Then, that was
You left before I could thank you
It's probably something Ichijou-kun forgot about until now, but
It's amazing that you naturally helped, even if it was something that seemed normal
.. I was glad that someone like that was in the same cl@ss as me
If we were able to become closer,
I think that our high school life would become fun
With that said
Here you go!
Just say something super embarr@ssing?
See you tomorrow!
My face is hot..
So he's called Kotarou!
So cute! So friendly!
Do you own him, Goshima-kun?
No, Rei is the owner
So you like dogs
That's why there were dog treats everytime
We kept a Shiba Inu long time ago
Ah. Sorry. I'm only talking about Kotarou What were you saying?
.. So you know that I was suspended?
But it was from smoking or punching a teacher
I omly heard about it to some extent..?
About the reason why we're not going to school
Rei and Yuki are
Just keeping me company
I found a cigarette butt behind the building of the special cl@ss room
I have a testimony stating they saw Goshima wandering around the perimeter of the school
What of it?
It has to be you who did it!
How dare you speak in such a way to a teacher!
What the h*ll did you say?
Hey! I haven't finished speaking!
You're persistent as h*ll
Don't f**king touch me!!
After that, I was called to the principal's office
If you are together with such a person, you could potentially hurt your family name
Choose your friends wisely
Once they heard those words,
There's no meaning for me to go to such a school
The 3 of us didn't go to school, even after the suspension was lifted
Ichijou-kun said those words
But isn't a suspension, too harsh of a punishment for an accidental incident?
Nor do I feel any value with it
There was the thing about me smoking
Because this happened
I objected, but I feel like the principal didn't even bother listening. The school has that sort of point of view
It's not like you did it on purpose
...My family does things that are in the grey area, so
I see.. How cruel..
Their impression of me has been bad from the beginning
What is that?
That has nothing to do with you
Children don't get to choose the family they're born into
But, I see. You guys kept harshly turning me away
Because you thought I was the "school's" spy?
..Is that so?
As I thought, you guys aren't bad people
It's good that I understood it
In that case
I really don't know much about it, but
it doesn't seem like the chairman was a bad person
Since he considered my current situation
If you appealed to the chairman about the terrible teacher, then maybe he'll do something!
But, isn't it too late for appealing?
It's not like we have any proof...
I'll look for the real culprit!!
Then the school will have to acknowledge their mistake and apologize!
Was something that happened 3 weeks ago
...No, but this
.. I see
Is that so..
But even if it's stupid
There will be a bad aftertaste if I don't see it for myself
Can we exchange Line ID's?
that and I couldn't believe it,
I really found them
Wait, aren't those two the ones who were stealing from my wallet..?
Are you stupid?
Result of picking a place where people can't see after school
I've discovered the offenders
But first, report this
Eh? So fast
Ah! Idiot. Don't toss it over there!
Where are you now?
If they find a cigarette butt again, pur hangout spot is gonna disappear again
Use an ashtray
That was freakin close
It's Goshima and the others
The suspicion went towards Goshima-kun just because his name came out
Seems like he hasn't come to school even after his suspension period ended
Are you in any position to say that?
We can hide any violations if Goshima-kun is here
Ahh, I doubt he's gonna come to school anytime soon
Good thing I have a cheap smartphone
I pretty much only use it to LINE with Kon
-You guys your defense is too weak
A sudden turn of events
A huge crisis
You were spying, weren't you?
Another person suddenly appeared behind me and took my phone away
Ah! She even took a video
Chihiro-chan? She sent it to that kid!
Sorry Kon! Your sister made a mistake!
What should we do?
Sensing danger is important!!
"What" you say..?
A video that's equally as bad as this one
I could only ask you
What do you think?
To keep quiet about it, huh?
It sucks to be a fool
You reap what you sow
Are you in a position to say that?
What the h*ll do you want!!
Even the 2 of them
Why are you here!?
What the heck is that ugeh? You should be welcoming me
"I hope he comes to school soon"
I came since you said it, right?
Goshima's first name..?
Goshima will break us
Wow wow. What asplendid way of scattering, like small fry
What's wrong with Nanami-chan?
Are you ok?
Are you hurt somewhere..?
My lower back gave out
because of relief..
That's because you were reckless
saved me again
..but why did you come?
We were curious about why you stopped sending LINE messages at such an incomplete spot
You dropped your phone
'Why' you ask?
Good thing Rei's condo is close to the school
Also, after all the things you did for us, if something happened to you, we'd have an uneasy experience
Good thing we arrived on time
..See? I knew it
These people aren't bad
no reason for my heart not to
With this video, they can't escape
You really helped out
It might sound as an excuse..
I meant to introduce myself at the entrance ceremony
I was only appointed to be the chairman this spring
Communication was insufficient, so I was not abe to grasp the full picture
It is unspeakable for a person of power to neglect fact checking and look at things with a bias
He did it..?
I will take appropriate measures for the teacher, students and of course, the principal who were in this matter
As I thought, the chairman is a respectable person
Well then, let's put such a stiff topic behind us
As I promised, I will introduce your part-time job
After that, those 3
Came to school
And of course, they also took the tests
Thanks to that, my job has officially been recognized
Happily ever after
Then, please continue to look after the 3 of them!
Oh my, didn't I tell you from the beginning?
"I want you to bring them back to school"
In other words!
It means I want you to lead them to graduation!!
What's with that broad interpretation!!?
Eh? No, that is..
That is because, look, wouldn't it be bad if they stayed this way?
Their current status
Don't you think it's bad
to skip cl@ss when we're doing group work..!?
I mean, your credits!
The look we get from others is annoying
Because we get wound up about the embellished rumour
I can't deal with being lionized
It's not sweet
T/N: Acc to Google: Lionize=give a lot of public attention and approval to someone/treat as a celebrity
In order to send them a high school life together,
I still have to do my best!
*To be continued*