Omae o Otaku ni Shiteyaru kara, Ore o Riajuu ni Shitekure!:Volume 1 Chapter 2
 Chapter 2
"Huh? How could I like him. Seriously, could you stop joking."
The unforgettable summer of the 3rd year of middle school. A certain day after school.
There is... a cute voice that I'm familiar with.
"I see, that's a relief.... I was so worried when I thought that Aikawa might like that otaku."
"Hey, could you stop that already?"
"Well, you often speak to Kashiwada don't you?"
"No that's, I just happen to talk to him because he seems interesting"
"Ah, so you were just playing with him?"
"Of course,that's how it is."
The conversation that came from the classroom, a few girls laughing voices that sounded like they were having fun.
I was in the midst of retrieving the things I had forgotten. And towards the conversation that came from the inside, I could do nothing but stand still and listen.
The female student named Aikawa Kizuna in the classroom right now, is someone that I had a crush on until this moment.
Her voice, that's coming from the classroom right now, makes me doubt my own ears when I compare it with her usual kind tone.
She was really kind. "Why is such a cute girl willing to talk to a lame otaku like me?", I always wondered.
"There's no way I would like him."
"It's simply because he is fun to play with."
The words I'm listening to right now, are her honest words.
Those words of her's had always been echoing in my head.
"Say, aren't those otaku way too disgusting?"
"Yeah, their conversations are somewhat overly passionate, they're also noisy and goddamn annoying, and their grossness is contaminating the entire classroom aswell."
Girls other than Aikawa continue their insults. The word "they" in their conversation, is obviously about us Otakus.
It is true that me and my friends had our otaku conversations in the classroom. But we did not notice whether or not our conversations were so loud that everyone around could hear, nor would I ever imagine us being so disgusting and so damn annoying.
Now, for the first time, I had realized how other people look at us otakus.
And it was a such a shocking fact to me that I couldn't move away from that place.
I accidently overheard the words of the girl I like denying me, and being called 'disgusting otaku' by other girls mercilessly. The worst day in my life.
After that, my middle school life was grey in color.
In order to not be treated as disgusting, I started to be concerned about what people look at, think only about how to not stand out, and spent the rest of my school life like that. I also stopped having otaku talks with my otaku friends, and not to mention any sensitive topics.
I still talk a little with Aikawa Kizuna who I used to like, but since I had already overheard her honest words, even if she was to talk to me, I could no longer reply her like usual.
My precious middle school life, ended just like that with such an unpleasant memory.
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