Aku no Hana Chapter 38
Chapter 38: Even the name has been forgotten now
Kasuga-kun, sorry, but
my boyfriend is here.
I guess he heard from Shouko. // You know, the one we met at school earlier.
She got a loose mouth...
Eh... Ah.. // EH!?
Ah... What now...? // What... do we do?
I'll go out for a bit.
You stay here.
What am I in panic for?
Damn... I'm so stupid...
Hah // I'm really so stupid...
For having such a human habit... // and putting up a nice face...
Sorry, but could you come with me?
I hate being secretive, // so I just told him about you,
but now he won't shut up about seeing you. // Will you come?
Thanks for having me.
Here he is. // That's Kasuga-kun.
So, ehm... // That's my boyfriend, Touji.
Hello... Nice to meet you...
I'm Fujiwara Touji. // Nice to meet you.
you're in the same class as Aya?
Ah, that's me.
He's in a different class.
I know Touji from my workplace... // He's a senior at North High and a year older than us.
can you stop lurking in front of my house? Am I that dubious?
Kasuga-kun is just // a friend!
It's nothing on the lines of what you think. Seriously!
I'm truly sorry
for having caused this misunderstanding.
I'll be careful from now on not to do it again.
It's okay. // I get it.
That you don't have the guts for it.
Aw, I feel stupid for worrying now.
But Aya is so pretty. // There are lots of guys after her...
That's not really...
Wanna go to the usual place now?
Eh, right now?
Yeah, the gang will be there.
And let's fetch a pizza or so on the way.
I'll get ready.
Wait a bit!
I'm off then...
Sorry for doubting you.
I'm not against you being friends with her.
don't have any such // intentions with Tokiwa-san...
I was a bit happy.
To have made a friend after a long while...
So // I got a bit excited
and forgot myself....
In the end, I...
might just have chased the shadow of an old friend....
I'm really sorry
for meeting up with her all alone.
I'll keep my distance from her now.
I think that'll be better...
Excuse me now..
Thanks for the wait.
...What's so funny?
Come with us, Kasuga-kun.
It's my first time meeting someone like you.
Watcha say? // Aya's friend is my friend!
I'll treat you to some pizza too.
Okay? You're in!?
I appreciate the offer, but I'll pass...
I'm... a ghost.
I only cause troubles for others. // Sorry...
You ain't a ghost! // Trying to act cool?
Don't worry! Nobody will mind you!
Okay, // let's go!!
I'm sick of this cold.
But I hate the heat too.
Where do you live?
Oh, there. I've been there.
You said you moved here, right?
When was that?
...Yeah... // It was in 8th grade...
Before I lived in Gunma...
Hee, is that so!
Why did you move? // Your father's job?
something like that.
Ah, // here we are.
I'll go park my bike.
This isn't troubling you, is it?
It's fine. I'll leave after a bit.
Touji, there you are!
Hey, guys. // Watcha doing?
We were waiting for you.
Aya, it's been a while!
Yay, Tamae! How are you!?
Let me introduce him!
He's Aya's friend, Kasuga-kun!
He's a funny oddball!
C'mon! Sit down here!
What are you just standing there for? Hurry up!!