OreShura: Volume 1 Chapter 6
#6: The Inside of a Skirt is Mayhem
This piece of news instantly circulated around school.
They called it, 'Chihuahua’s Dorarara ~ Live Performance Event'.
The story of the 'Pitiful Chihuahua' made it to the front page of the newspaper.
The next day after school—
I was curious how the two them felt about yesterday’s failure, so I went to the clubroom —Chiwa and Masuzu were already kneeling inside in front of a tea set.
"Well, I guess we could say it was acceptable!"
Chiwa anxiously bit into some Japanese pancakes.
"Yes, from the perspective of 'getting more attention', this could actually be considered a fairly good start, right?"
Masuzu leisurely sipped her tea.
...Not good. Chiwa didn't gain any experience at all.
On the table, there were a thermos bottle, teapot, teacup, as well as refreshments such as Japanese pancakes — everything needed for traditional Japanese-Style afternoon tea was readily available. It seemed like Masuzu brought all the appliances from the staff room.
I put my schoolbag on the table and sat down on one of the folding chairs.
"Anyway, Sakagami’s little brother will definitely remember Chiwa’s name, but no matter how you look at it, won’t she only be associated to a bad image?
"Whether she has a bad reputation or not, it makes no difference. If he can’t remember her name first, there’s no opportunity to start."
"Is that so?"
"The opposite of love is not hate, but indifference; all relationships of boyfriend and girlfriend start from some kind of emotional connection."
Well, if it’s phrased that way, it’s certainly not wrong.
"Even so, Chiwa really was too rough and overdid it. She even took the guitar case and swung it around strenuously."
"Really? I thought it was nothing."
Chiwa said this while nibbling and chewing on her Japanese pancakes, her head tilted to the side.
"If you would injure yourself again, like you did before, it'd be really bad... like if your back suddenly started to hurt, what would you do?"
"You really like to worry too much. If you keep that up you’ll go bald!"
"...Even if I go bald, I can just wear a wig. But if your back injury recurs, you won’t be able to walk!"
I subconsciously raised the volume of my voice.
Chiwa stopped eating her Japanese pancakes, and solemnly bowed her head:
"I'm sorry, I was kidding. I got too carried away."
"You… As long as you’ll remember, it’s fine."
"Thank you for worrying about me. I will be careful."
"It's not like I was worrying about you."
I didn’t know why, but Chiwa seemed very happy.
Even after I got angry at her, she was still very happy... Was this one a maso?
Earlier, I interrupted Masuzu for something, but she didn’t react. She just quietly sipped her tea.
"Hey... Natsukawa, can I ask you one thing?"
"What is it, Harusaki-san?"
"Earlier you said, all relationships of boyfriend and girlfriend start from some kind of emotional connection."
"So... What is your emotional connection with Ei-kun? Why did you start dating him?"
I could feel my heart pounding away.
This issue had particularly something to do with my notebook, so I did not want to casually enter the topic.
—How will you categorically cut this conversation, Masuzu?
Was what I thought, but Masuzu smiled calmly and said:
"Because he saw my panties."
From the shock, half of the Japanese pancake Chiwa was eating fell into her teacup.
"Uh... What?! What was that?!"
"Eita-kun~ my very own~ panties~ got a clear view of them."
Chiwa stared at me with terrifying eyes.
"W-W-Wait! Masuzu! Don’t lie! I didn’t see anything!"
"Thus, the criminal denies the charges.”
"Wait, this again?!"
I definitely did not see them.
I didn’t see!
And that's because the wind blew up her skirt and she wasn’t wearing anything.
Even the other time, when Masuzu flipped her own skirt, she did not reveal that particular area.
"Once a Maiden's undergarments were seen, she can't take any other path than dedicating herself to that gentleman."
Masuzu actually dared to lie so nonchalantly…
In either case, you shouldn’t use that kind of language for an excuse!
"Ah, I see. Something like that happened…"
Even though Chiwa’s tone seemed to grow softer, her eyebrows continued to twitch.
This was a habit of hers when she attempted to repress her anger.
"I j-just said it wasn’t like that! The wind unexpectedly blew up her skirt! I didn’t see anything! Because there wasn’t any underwear to see!"
I desperately tried to defend myself.
I didn’t want Chiwa to think of me as a pervert.
"It’s true, she really wasn’t wearing anything! I’m sure of it! Because in the flashing moment when that gust of wind blew by, I happened to be looking at her skirt! I was locked on her skirt carefully with eyes wide opened, yet, I didn’t see any cloth! If I could see her white glossy smooth thighs, I should have been able to see her panties! Though to be honest, it may have been possible that the wind blew the skirt between her legs… or maybe her panties were tightly stuck in her body! But if… Ugh, wuahhhh!"
Chiwa hit me.
She struck me hard with her fist.
I don’t think she had ever hit me like this since elementary school.
"Y-Y-You… You big pervert!"
"N-No, Chiwa... believe me!"
"Ei-kun actually turned into such a pervert. As your childhood friend, I’m ashamed!"
Tears filled the brim of Chiwa’s eyes.
I had provoked my childhood friend into crying through my perverted behavior (though wrongly accused).
"L-Listen to me... Chiwa... I—"
"I don’t want to! I do not want to hear it! Kneel now, Ei-kun! I want you to kneel there for the rest of the day!”
I obediently got down, with my back straight.
I took off my indoor shoes, and knelt down on the floor directly.
“We won’t talk about Eita-kun’s perverted actions for now. "
Ignoring my plight on the cold and hard floor, Masuzu calmly continued to drink tea.
“Now that I think of it, maybe 'letting him accidentally see them' might be a very effective strategy.”
"It's kinda regrettable, but as expected, gentlemen are actually always fixated in that particular aspect of women. It's a simple yet highly effective strategy."
"Stop joking! Why would I do such shameless things?"
"This is actually referred to as 'Panchira'."
Masuzu spoke with incredible confidence;
"Panchira is not about 'I'll show it you' but rather about 'It got seen ♪', like something accidentally produced by the direction of the wind."
...Masuzu was such a terrifying tactician.
A natural at Jien-Otsu!
"So what you're saying is, if I actually perform this panchira towards Sakagami-senpai, he’ll be taken down, groveling at my feet?"
"It doesn’t matter if they’re handsome or plain or what. Later in the night, he definitely won’t be able to fall asleep."
"I guess it’s effective... but I feel like it’s missing something important."
"Oh, I didn’t expect you to be so sensitive about it, Harusaki-san."
"I didn’t expect you to be so bold. I heard that you were a dignified ojou-sama, but you're nothing like that."
"Yes, because I am wearing a cat’s fur."
Nya ♪, Masuzu gave out a cat sound.
"Whatever, I refuse! It’s not like I want to use this kind of strategy anyways."
"You don’t have confidence in your underwear? No wonder you haven’t been able to find a boyfriend."
"T-The underwear I’m wearing is obviously very cute!"
Although this is very sudden, I will describe all of our relative positions.
Masuzu and Chiwa were separated by the clubroom table, both in chairs that faced each other.
I'm on my knees, a short distance away from the table, overlooking the conversation between the two girls from the side.
Because I was ordered to kneel on the floor, I could see… both of their legs from under the table.
Their skirts were about twenty centimeters above the knees, since school rules did not allow anything shorter. At this length, the thighs would not be exposed while sitting, not to mention that area.
"W-What the—?! What’s wrong, Ei-kun?!"
Shocked, Chiwa turned around and looked at me.
"N-N-N-N-Nothing! Nothing! There’s nothing wrong!"
"If it’s nothing, then be quiet!"
Just, just now...
Only for a split-second, Masuzu lifted her own skirt…
Under the table, I could see a slimmer of brilliant, dazzling white thighs.
I was absolutely sure that this was proof. Masuzu was teasing me, and she definitely let me see them intentionally. She was even sticking her tongue out.
Chiwa did not notice this extraordinary situation and continued to talk with Masuzu.
"Well, aren’t there any better combat strategies?"
"Ehh... that would be troubling. After all without using a woman’s most powerful weapons?"
Masuzu leaned her right hand on her cheek, and gave off the appearance of being contemplative.
Her left hand grabbed her skirt.
"Didn't I tell you to keep quiet?!"
Chiwa forcibly pounded on the table.
"It's about time you stop, Ei-kun. Would you rather go kneel in the hallway?"
“S-S-Sorry! I-I’ll listen!"
She did it again...
This time, Masuzu clutched the edge of her skirt, and wavered back and forth as if to seduce me with her dangling clothes.
Her plump and full thighs were faintly discernible on the chair.
I unconsciously leaned forward.
That was too shameful!
"Why don't you just let me see that notebook?”
"No, I can’t let you see 'His' final wishes."
"Tsk, you cheapskate!"
The third time, I managed to hold back the sound of my surprised cry and restrained myself.
By now, she was in quite a risky position.
It was rather dim underneath the table, so it was difficult to see clearly. But you could just barely make out the perfectly clear white thighs, exposed nearly all the way.
Generally speaking, at that length revealed, at least, one should be able to see the underwear inside, right?
But since I can’t see it, does that mean she's—!!
I looked up, and realized Masuzu was also looking at me.
This was the so-called 'talking with your eyes'. Masazu’s ice-cold eyes seemed to say to me :
—How is it? Did you see it?
I stared back at Masuzu, and replied likewise with wide eyes :
—I didn’t see it!
—Oh, not enough?
—That's not what I'm talking about!
—Then, I’ll lift it higher then.
—Idiot! That would be too bad!
—But you said you couldn’t see, right?
—Even if I couldn’t see it, if you kept going, I’d see something totally different!
"Ei-kun, what are you doing?"
At the sound of Chiwa’s voice, I sprang up.
"Wuahh!", I even cried out.
"What have you two been doing? You’ve been staring at each other for a while now."
"Right, we haven’t been doing anything."
Masuzu calmly smiled and said,
"Mutual lovers will stare at each other; It’s only natural."
"I don’t think so? Ei-kun seems to be shocked with tears in his eyes."
"It must be because he’s not accustomed to kneeling, so he got cramped."
Even though she nodded, Chiwa looked as if she didn’t believe this explanation.
However, Chiwa is Chiwa. She probably hasn't begun to perceive that we weren’t a normal loving couple.
A few minutes later, Chiwa went to the bathroom. I took advantage of this opportunity and violently asked Masuzu:
"W-W-What was with that scene?"
Masuzu put out her checks and in an unusual pouting expression said:
"That's because Eita-kun is still accusing me of 'not wearing any'.
It was rare to see her with a childish expression.
I found myself lost gazing her.
"Still, how could you do that right in front of Chiwa?!"
"But you were very happy, right?"
"I... wasn’t happy! Chiwa would've killed me for that! The anger from before was the real thing!"
"So even our grade’s top-ranking student still gets tamed by his childhood friend."
Masuzu smiled and said:
“Harusaki-san just mentioned something earlier —can I ask about it?"
"What is it?"
"Why are you and Harusaki-san so close to each other?"
"Because she is my childhood friend."
"That’s not the real 'reason', right?"
Masuzu smiled wryly.
"There are many people out there who 'have been friends and lived together since they were little'. Is Harusaki-san the only one you’re still together with?"
"Even if you say something like that..."
Honestly, I can only say it happened naturally
Or was it because I lived very close to her house?
It doesn't matter how much I think about it, a 'reason' seems out of reach.
"It was just like what I said before—"
Masuzu momentarily interrupted me:
"I was a little worried that Harusaki-san will not come to the clubroom, because of the thing that happened yesterday. Maybe she would even start talking about the requirements for withdrawing from a club. I even thought about how to persuade her to stay —but when I came to the clubroom, I saw her already drinking tea seriously. Already looking forward."
"So it was like that, after all..."
The fact that Masuzu thought like that was not at all surprising.
Despite thinking back of yesterday’s 'chiri', 'dora', and 'sankyuu'… Chiwa still acted as if nothing had happened, even though she must've presumably been very frustrated last night. If it were me, I would've been depressed for an entire week.
"Chiwa would never give up."
I conclusively said.
"She has never given up anything related to club activities. As long as her goal hadn’t been reached, she would never quit."
I simply explained to Masuzu why Chiwa had to quit the kendo club.
One year, near summertime, she was caught in an accident and was forced to abandon her goal.
Even so, her cheerful nature did not change, and she still throws herself passionately after new goals.
"So that was the story, huh...?"
Masuzu sighed, nodded, and said:
"I understand the 'reason' now."
"Eita-kun and Harusaki-san can carry on, now that you have a reason."
No one said anything like that.
At this point, Masuzu gently wrapped her arms around my back.
Her soft body rubbed against me without a hint of shyness.
Her breasts under her uniform squeezed in, her ribbon lost shape from the pressure, and my breath instantly stopped.
"But, do not forget."
Masuzu’s small red mouth opened and closed.
"Don’t forget, Eita-kun. Right now you're my 'boyfriend'."
"B-B-But aren't I a 'fake'?"
"You are a fake, however you are still 'mine', do not misunderstand that. That's why—"
—Don’t be so kind to other girls right in of me.
I realized I was sweating on my back.
It was still a long way before summer.
"...You, just how much of that was real?"
She pulled her body away from me and smiled.
"Absolutely Everything. A•b•s•o•l•u•t•e•l•y • E•v•e•r•y•t•h•i•n•g was fake."
This… Just what type of woman is she?
High school freshman, Eita’s girlfriend(?).
Sharp tongue, a kikokujisho.
Favorite quote: "I won't stop hitting you until you cry."
Translator notes and references
- "Live" is spelled in katakana ("raibu") here and is intended to be a play on words by adding Josuke's kiai from "JoJo".
- Originally: Pantsu (ぱんつ).
- Again "shooting down a target" (オトス) is used.
- Meaning: She looks docile.
- Returnee from abroad.
- Original: 君が泣くまで殴るのをやめない , a quote from Jonathan in part 1, when he fights Dio with in order to restore Erina's honor (chapter 4).
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