Keiji was in no position to refuse the way Chbi-chan pulled him this way and that. As much as he wanted to keep watching how odd Haru-san was being he just couldn’t focus let alone commit anything he saw to memory. When she pulled him down to her lap his eyes went wide for a moment. When was the last time he’d been pulled into a girl’s lap? It had been a bit and half, but she felt comfortable and some darkness was just what he wanted right now. He closed his eyes and tried to tune everything out. It was difficult to tune out Chibi-chan’s mention of seppuku though. He smiled and didn’t respond. He didn’t plan on dying. Especially not in a karaoke room with three gossips from his class. They’d churn up some insane story about how he died and then he’d have to haunt their families for generations to come. Within minutes he passed out, his face snuggled into her lap with one arm locked around one of her thighs.
Tetsuo glanced over and quirked a brow. Damn. Keiji was one lucky guy. He knew at least four third years who would give their right and left arm just to be able to be at the same group outing at her and here this idiot was with his head in her lap. And he wasn’t even the one who put his head there! SHE was! Between that and the oddly tense display between Haru-san and Minako-san earlier…let’s just say He was itching for his shot with a girl at this point.
Minako beamed at Haru-san as she took her spot next to him. That’s what he got being so fixated with driving her up a wall! No matter. She had been able to let off some steam with Misa-san and felt much better now. Looking over at the drinks her nose wrinkled a bit. Apple cider was not a drink she favored, so when everyone got their drinks she let hers get passed along to the others. Anyone could take it for all she cared. When Haru-san began to sing she was actually surprised- impressed even! This feeling was immediately squashed when she saw how the three other girls were absolutely gushing over him. Their wide eyes and hopeful, happy expressions made her realize just how popular he was. Part of her wanted to giggle, but she had to maintain composure! She gave Baka-chan a weird expression when he moved where Haru-san had been sitting. If he wanted the mic that badly he only had to ask for goodness sake. As soon as Haru-san reclaimed his seat she opened her mouth to compliment him, but was immediately cut off by the other girls who practically swarmed over.
“Haru-san who knew you were such a good singer!”
“I never would have thought a guy from our class could sing like that!”
“You should become a professional!”
The girls went from standing in front of Haru-san to trying to sit on either side him. Minako immediately took the hint and slid down to the end with Tetsuo so they could sit next to their beloved Jrock singer.
“Here you go.” Tetsuo handed her a fresh glass of cider which she promptly placed on the table. It was in this moment that he realized two things. One: he would never invite Haru-san to an outing again- not that he did this time. Two: Keiji-san could only come is Chibi-chan would also be there as a distraction.
“Thanks.” Minako thanked him anyway and turned to the others. “So who wanted to sing next?”
Tetsuo jumped up and suggested a pop love song that was really high on the charts right now. He easily convinced Kaede-san to sing with him again and made sure to charm that girl like no other. Minako took the time to look over and see how Hana-chan was doing. She really seemed to like that cider. Her eyes looked down to see a very interesting display going on in her lap. Eh…well, maybe she needed to put a jacket over that? Geeze, Hana-chan really did get herself into the weirded situations. It was almost funny, but horribly funny. As if on cue, Keiji-san tightened his grip on her and snuggled deeper. Even Minako blushed and returned her attention the other two girls who were going back and forth between talking to Haru-san and watching the singing pair. Maybe she’d be able to slip out and head home to make some curry for dinner. “Hm…”
Hana felt like the room was spinning. The strobe lights.were getting to her head. She turned to look at Minako. She was sitting next to Tetsuo. Hana really didn’t like him at all. She picked up the two strawberry tofu milks she had bought and called out to Minako. “Minako, I bought this just in case.” She tossed the strawberry tofu milk straight at Tetsuo’s face. She put her hands over her mouth in shock. “I am so sorry, Senpai….” She bowed her head. “I didn’t mean too-” Yamato cut her off. “We all know you aren’t the athletic type, Chibi-chan.” Hana rubbed her head awkwardly. “Still. I should go get ice.” She looked down at the sleeping Keiji on her lap. Hana bent down and whispered, “Senpai, I need to go out for a second.” She waved Haru over. As she slid to the right he sat down in her spot. If Keiji went to snuggle with someone it would be his lap now and not hers. She bowed once again before slipping out of the room. Hana heading over to the bathroom. Her face was completely red in the mirror. All she could do was burst out laughing. She splashed some water on her face and went back to the front desk. “Can I get one more bag of ice.” The man smiled at her and disappeared. Hana turning around to lean back on the counter. One of her hands to head. Everything was beginning to spin even worse. Hana turned back around to accept the ice and headed back towards the room. Outside the door she was shocked to see Asuna’s sister and the third year Senpais she had met earlier in the week. The door next to her karaoke room was open. How did this happen! Hana clumsily walked towards the karaoke room door. She kept her head down as she neared. Unfortunately, she was spotted by Goro. “Is this our little Hana-chan.” Hana looked up nervously. She was very aware of the fact that her face was quite red. She was trying so hard not to laugh at everything right now. “Senpai, I didn’t know you come to this karaoke place.” Eiji next to him leaned forward towards her. “We normally don’t. Kazue invited us, but we may have to come more often now.” Hana put her hands up in front of her. “Really there is no need. I never come here.” The two walked closer to her. As she backed away, Hana found herself tripping over herself and falling on her butt. What was in those drinks? Goro leaned forward close to her. “It isn’t a good idea to fall so much Hana-chan. It can get you hurt quite bad.” Hana scooted away a few small bumps. Chills running down her spine when Kazue put her hand on Goro’s shoulder. “How many times do I have to remind you to not tease the Kohais.” Goro leaned back and sighed. “I can’t help it. She’s just too easy.” Hana stood up awkwardly and brushed herself off. She went to reach for the door handle when she found her arm caught by Eiji. “Why don’t you sing a song with us.” Hana pulled her arm back. “I’m sorry. I already promised to be with someone else. Maybe another day, Senpai.” He frowned at her. “I thought at the very least you would treat a Senpai to one song. I misjudged you, Hana-chan.” Yabai. Hana put her hand on the door and spoke louder. Hopefully, they may hear her over the music. “I already promised to celebrate with Yamato, Mina and Haru-san. I will have to make it up to you.” Kazue leaned forward. She was smiling. “And how exactly do you plan to make it up to us?” When Hana saw Goro reaching out she panicked. Not only was she feeling weird, but the idea of him touching her freaked her out. She stepped to the right and pulled his arm forward so he’d fall on his face. She opened the door, so the entire room could see them and she bowed her head. “I really am sorry, but as you can see I already have plans.” Hana turned back around to sit by Haru. She had pinched him under the table as soon as she sat down. She didn’t need to worry about Yamato and Minako getting it. Haru seemed like the dense one.
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