t to make me dependent on you?!”

“……If that’s what Segawa-kun wants, then I don’t mind.
I have enough money, after all.”

Sakuramiya-sensei smiles as she looks at me.

Seriously? This person is dead set on making me dependent on her.

I knew she was the type to make someone dependent on her, but I didn’t think it would be this extreme…

As someone who is constantly broke, I want this allowance desperately, but I returned it back to her, with a heavy heart.

“No, Sakuramiya-sensei.
Please value money.
Here, take it away quickly.”

“Come on, take it.”

“I won’t take it.”

“But, don’t I have value without making an offering…?”

“What are you worried about? I’m not with you for the money, Sakuramiya-sensei.”


With a dazed expression, Sakuramiya-sensei’s eyes started to turn teary..

I chuckled and stood up, holding my school bag in my right hand.

“Well, I’m going home now.
It would be bad if someone saw me.”

As I turned on my heel to leave – just then.

With a strong grip, I was grabbed by the wrist.

“Wait, wait.
Where are you trying to go?”

“Um, the conversation is over—”

“It’s not over.
We just went off track.
Come on, sit down.”

As I was told, I sat down again.

I thought it was my chance to leave, but it didn’t go so smoothly.

“Well then, let’s get to the main topic.
How can we resolve this situation with you and Shinozuka-san sitting next to each other? Let’s think about it together.”

“How to resolve it… certain things can’t be changed…”

“That’s why we should think about it.
Like this, you can’t concentrate in my class.”

“Even if you say that…”

“Well, originally, it’s Segawa-kun’s fault.
During class, you were flirting with Shinozuka-san.”

“I’m not flirting.
We were just playing a game.”

“That’s flirting enough.
It feels like youthful love or something.”

“How can you interpret it as a youthful feeling…?”

Sakuramiya-sensei put on a serene expression and let out a sigh.

Then, as if responding to that sigh, my smartphone suddenly vibrated.

The ringtone echoed through the student guidance room.

I took my smartphone out of my pocket and looked at the screen.
It said “Shinozuka Mizuna.”

“Who is it from?”

“It’s Shinozuka-san.”

“Pick the phone and put the call on speaker.”

“Um… okay, I understand.”

As to not anger her anymore, I operated my smartphone and answered the call.

“Ah, sorry for the sudden call…”

Of course, it was Shinozuka-san’s voice coming through the smartphone.

“Is something wrong?”

“I was thinking of making bento boxes tomorrow.
Is there anything that you would like?”

“…Why are you asking about my preference?”

“I’m making bento boxes for Minato-kun too.
I’m at the supermarket right now, so if you have any preferences, I’ll make anything.
I don’t want to be a burden on your budget.”

“No, it’s fine for me.”

“No, it’s not.
Minato-kun always settles for pastries, right? It doesn’t make much of a difference whether it’s for one person or two, so don’t worry about it.”


“How about tempura and ginger pork for now? You like them, don’t you, Minato-kun?”

“Yes, they are my favorites… wait, how do you know…?”

“Ah, sorry.
I have to hang up because the time sale is starting.
If you have any preferences, send me a message.
See you later.”

“Uh, wait… ah… it’s disconnected.”

The call ended.

I looked up from my smartphone to see Sakuramiya-sensei with an expression that showed her irritation prominently.

“Oh… you’re getting bento boxes made for you… hmph! I had various reasons in mind, but it turned out to be this after all…”

“Th-that’s not it! It’s a misunderstanding! I was surprised when I was told just now…”

I frantically tried to defend myself, but Sakuramiya-sensei had no changes on her mood for a while as she was adorably sulking all the time due to jealousy.


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