Author: This is the introduction to the new part, and this chapter is a little on the short side.
Incidentally, I have no intentions of introducing any more main heroines from this point.
I do not intend this to be a harem series, so I apologize to those expecting such a development…
My name is Haruka Ichinose.
I live a low-profile life at school, but I am a full-fledged model.
Whenever I work as a model, the agency picks me up about an hour after my classes.
So, I spend that hour here in the Literature Club room.
And, in this school, the Literature Club is basically the go-home club, so no one comes to visit this room.
Or rather, no one used to…
At least about two and a half months ago.
There used to be another student in this room.
He was a small boy who was my junior.
At first, I was surprised by his girlish appearance and voice.
He and I met last spring.
He joined the Literature Club and participated in club activities faithfully.
But, since our club advisor never showed up, we just passed the time by reading books.
At first, he read books seriously, but as we got to know each other, we talked about our hobbies and interests.
Since no one else was reading books, we could make as much noise as we wanted without getting scolded.
It was fun.
Between studying, modeling work, and having no time to do what I wanted at home, it was my only source of emotional support.
However, that daily routine was suddenly shattered one afternoon in the spring.
My phone rang with an incoming call at an uncharacteristic time.
“Hello, this is Haruka.”
[Sorry, Haruka-chan! Something suddenly came up, and I won’t be able to pick you up right now. I asked someone else to do it in my stead. Could you go meet them?]
The caller was my agency’s manager.
“I see. I don’t mind, but… I have things I want to do on weekdays, so please try not to do this often.”
[I’m really sorry! They’re almost there, so I trust you’ll handle the rest!]
Reluctantly, I walk to the school gate, where someone other than the usual driver has come to pick me up.
“Sorry for the sudden change, Haruka-chan.”
Today’s driver is a young and carefree-looking guy.
I knew he wasn’t a bad person since I’ve worked with the agency multiple times, but I didn’t want any unnecessary misunderstandings, especially from a younger guy.
But since he came to pick me up, I couldn’t say anything.
“No worries, it’s okay.”
And I got in the car with a small smile.
“Okay, let’s go straight to your house as usual.”
“Sorry, and thank you.”
After that day, the boy never showed up in the Literature Club room again.
I was the sole person left reading books in that room.
“Haa, I wonder what happened. I want to talk with him again…”
I saw my senpai being picked up by a cool-looking guy.
I had forgotten to give something to Yuuto before going to club activities, and when I went to give it to him, I saw my senpai and thought she was with her boyfriend.
“Is something the matter?”
A girl I didn’t know talked to me as I was in a frenzy.
“U-Um, that person, who is he…”
“Hm? Isn’t that Ichinose-san? Maybe that’s her boyfriend? I heard he always picks her up after club activities.
It’s nice to have a boyfriend like him, huh? I’m jealous.”
“H-He’s her boyfriend? I see, yeah… That would make sense…”
“Huh? Are you okay?! Hey!”
I was so shocked that I ran away from there.
I quickly gave Yuuto the thing I had forgotten and went straight home, crying myself to sleep.
After that, I couldn’t bring myself to go to the clubroom because seeing my senpai made me feel lonely.
Two and a half months later, I started my journey as a VTuber, and here we are today.