Chapter 78: Interpretation

Translator: Krrizis

Editor: 5d100

First published on Ainushi

Unedited version

 

 

「Happy ending… What even is a happy ending?」

 

 

「YA-HOOOO!」

「WORD!」

 

Perfect, there’s Yamada and Sawatari that’s always overbrimming with happiness, goofing about in the classroom. Why don’t I just go and ask them about it? (Andou)

 

「Yamada, Sawatari.」

「Oh! What’s up, Andou?」

「Word!」

「Sudden question but what do you think is a happy ending?」

「Happy ending? Wouldn’t it be that? When a prince kisses a princess?」

「A prince showing up ain’t gonna happen… How about you, Sawatari?」

「… What about me?」

「Word!」

「Can’t use them as reference then…」

 

 

 

「Oh, Andou. I saw you calling out to Yamada and Sawatari. What were you guys talking about?」

 

Hnn, I was just wondering whom was starting a conversation with me in the classroom but– (Andou)

 

「… And you are?」

「It’s Yoshida!」

「Yoshida…?」

「Hey, you! You should at least remember the names and faces of your classmates! You remember it… don’t you?
Look, this face! It’s Yoshida!」

「Face, huh…」

 

Even if you say that though… I look at a girl’s chest first moreso than their face but with guys, I don’t bother to look at it at all. The obvious reason being a『loner』is a living being that doesn’t look at people’s faces. (Andou)

 

「Ah, but that scalp… I remember now! Baldie!」

「It’s Yo.Shi.Da! Why you ass, are you trying to start a fight!? A-Anyway… What was that conversation all about?」

 

Hnnn, well I suppose if it’s Yoshida, I’ll get a more serious opinion than Yamada. (Andou)

 

 

 

「Ooo, so the topic was about happy endings…」

「Yea, like do you have any ideas? For example, something like『obtaining an intense hair growth formula』?」

「And how does that make it a happy ending? The only person that would be saved by it would be me! Doesn’t mean that I need any saving though! I’M NOT A『BALDY』, DAMMIT!」

「Yoshida… You’re being loud.」

「Who’s fault do you think that is!?」

 

Hnn, I thought if it’s Yoshida, I might be able to talk to him calmly about it but that doesn’t to be the case.… That’s to be expected. Afterall, he is friends with Yamada so to speak. (Andou)

 

「In the first place, wouldn’t it be fine to just have Romeo and Juliet tie the knot as a happy ending?」

「Yoshida, that answer is on the same level as Yamada’s idea.」

「Excuse me, hold on! Please reconsider that response…………

 But you know, think about it. Wouldn’t following through with Yamada’s idea work given in a sense, you have to modify the script to fit with an elementary school level? After all, isn’t Yamada on the same wavelength as an elementary school student?」

「You idiot! That’s just being rude to the kids!」

「Urk, I guess so… Sorry. It was wrong of me to say that Yamada and the kids are of the same level… Mmm, well, in a situation like this, wouldn’t it be better off if you just check with them directly?」

「Check with who?」

「Why of course, you—」

 

— Well, as if that’s going to happen… (Andou)

 

 

「—Which being the case, Sir! Tell me what you think would make a good ending!」

「……And just why is it, are you coming to me, your homeroom teacher…… I’m a Maths teacher, I’m not responsible for Japanese.」

「I mean, didn’t the directive to rewrite the ending came from you?」

「……I was only passing the message from the vice principal to the class representative though……」

「However, if it’s you, you would know how best I should rewrite it to fit with what the school wants……」

「You…… Andou, do I look like the sort of teacher that would do something this troublesome as validating it? 」

 

「No」 *decisively*

 

「……………………」

「……………………」

 

… Right (Teacher & Andou)

 

「Haa… Wouldn’t just any happy ending be appropriate? You’re the one who wrote the script. Therefore, shouldn’t it be easy for you to just pen a happy ending…」

「T-The truth is… That was the happy ending for the script.」

 

「………………………………………………………………………………………………… Huh?」

 

「Well… you see, I wrote『Loner』and Juliet with a happy ending in mind.」

 

Even so, before I knew it, everyone in class was bursting into tears. At first, I thought they were crying because they weren’t deeply moved by the script but as time went by, I realized that everyone thought this was a bad ending. Well, I can’t deny that in the end, hence why I came all the way here for assistance though… (Andou)

 

「Wa-Wait, hold on…… A-Andou. Did you seriously consider that to be a happy ending?」

「Yes」

「Seriously……!? I-I see…」

 

Like I thought, he misunderstood it too. (Andou)

 

「That’s why, I…  can’t rewrite the script… To me, that is the happy ending… because Romeo was to Juliet–」

「I understand……」

「Eh?」

「Andou, if you consider that to be the『happy ending』, then it’s fine to leave the script as is.」

「But, the elementary school…」

「It’s fine…… I’ll figure something out. Besides, the word is that they’re supposed to be watching the play and figuring out the meaning of it as their『assignment』.」

「S-Sir!」

「However, Andou. If it’s possible… Try to come up with another ending……It’ll be great if you’re able to do that.」

「Yes, I’ll do my best! Thank you, Sir!」

「Yup, looking forward to it……」

 

Haa…Seriously, what a headache…… being a『teacher』. (Teacher)

 


Translation Note:

  1. Sir: I used Sir above in the translation. This chapter clarifies that the homeroom teacher is the same Maths teacher that Andou looks up to (somewhat) and it’s a male. So, I switched the use of Teacher to Sir.
  2. There’s an extra in this chapter and next that sadly spans from a bunch of extras in the set of old Syosetsu raws that I omitted so that the chapter headings match the current Kakuyomu stories. After deliberating about it, I’ll be excluding them for now, but compiling and posting them when I’m done with Arc 2… which is soon. 😛 By that point, yes… as I’ve said before, I’ll be releasing all the extras before working on Arc 3.
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