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IBAG Chapter 35: Method of Giving Chocolates



Today is Valentine’s day.

Since it is a weekday, I fulfil my duties as a teacher as usual.

It was supposed to be as usual, but since when did I become popular?

Just before the start of second period.

“Yes Takeda! Because you are the one my heart desires!”

“Oh. It’s quite nice.”

“You don’t even know what they look like.”

As I entered the classroom, Amano ran up to me and gave me a flat rectangular box. Because Amano is a good cook, so I am sure it will be great.

“No, I was talking about the box.”

“I guess it’s a beautiful box? That’s not it! Praise the chocolates if you are going to praise anything!”

“I can’t eat the chocolates now, so I praised the box instead.”

“Oh, is that so.”

As expected of Amano. You can coax her by saying the right things. What a simple girl.

“For now, thank you. I will eat them at home.”

“Fufufufu.”

With a satisfied smile, she went back to her seat while humming a song.

Well, because she was smiling in front of me I also smiled.

After the lesson where Amano smiled the whole time, after the class ended I turned to leave.

“Takeda.”

“Yeah?”

As I turned around I spotted Nakamura.

“This is an obligatory chocolate.”

“Thank you. Why two?”

“Ruri-chan’s share. I think it is sad to eat alone.”

“Thank you very much for your consideration.”

Nakamura smiled.

How every after Nakamura stayed over she has been coming to school every day.

Amano seems to be doing better as well.

“K-Kae? Perhaps… Stealing a match?”

Amano had appeared out of the hall way looking for Nakamura while saying “No way. My annual income…”.

When I looked at Nakamura’s face I saw that it had a hard look on her face.

“What? Did you think I could lose this poor cooking?”

“Ha, my chocolates are delicious! It has really amazing ganache!”

Is it not melting?

“I’m joking! With the exception of Amano, I will not get close to anyone. Especially Takeda.”

“That’s cruel.”

“… It Is, isn’t it! That surprised me!”

“But, Amano, weren’t you on the verge of crying?”

“Was not!”

“Ahaha, Amano is cute.”

They seem to be better friends than before. That’s good.

Next is in the staff room after school.

“Takeda-sensei.”

“Yes?”

“This, because I am always indebted to you.”

“Ah, thank you very much.”

It is a box that appears to have cake in it.

“Do not worry, I don’t expect a return gift, right? It’s merely my feelings.”

“Okay then. By the way, what’s inside?”

“Yule log.”

Oh… good taste.

“Thank you for your hard work.”

“Yes, thank you for your hard work as well.”

Takatsu-sensei walked off with a pitapater.

When I got pocked from behind.

“Here’s some obligatory chocolates.”

Looking back, it was mixed chocolates. It was in a stylish bag, it is only a small gift compared to Yule log.

If Akiyama=sensei’s chocolate is wine from a convenience store, then Yule log is a vintage wine.

Akiyama-sensei ended his work quickly and went home as usual.

“I’m home.”

As I entered, Ruri-chan was as usual studying at the table.

“Welcome back.”

“I’m home. Did you give out your chocolate?”

“Yes.”

“That’s good.”

“… What is that?”

“This? I got it from my colleague. It’s Yule log.”

“Yule log?”

“Yep. I do not know much about it, but I am sure it is amazing. Um, this is from Nakamura.”

I handed the chocolate I got from Nakamura to Ruri-chan.

However, Ruri-chan seems a bit upset.”

“Ruri-chan?”

“I got chocolate from everyone.”

“Ahhh. I got one from Amano, so I got three this year.”

“Hmmm.”

“What’s wrong?”

Ruri-chan stood up silently and took out a box from the fridge and presented it to me.

“This is from me.”

“This? Can I open it?”

Ruri-chan shook her hear vertically.

I got permission and opened it quickly.

The contents was a large amount of truffle chocolate.

“Th-this is…”

“I am very thankful to Masachika-san, I though it would be a good reward, but then I saw that chocolate.”

“Eh!! I can!? Really!? I am super happy!”

“Huh?”

“I am glad, I though I would not get anything from Ruri-chan! Thank you!”

I’m really glad. There is no regret within me. I am sure I will go to bed smiling.

It seems that Ruri-chan pulled back a bit. I’m so happy that I can’t help it.

“Can I put it up as a decoration?”

“… Fufu. Please eat it.”

It was a different Valentine’s day than usual.

After eating it, I opened the Yule roll.

“It’s amazing…”

“…”

It’ was so amazing that I was shocked.

If it is like this, then it is on the level of a cake shop.

“I will not lose next tear.”

It seems Ruri-chan’s fighting spirit was ignited.


I will release about 1 a week cause Lys is being mean and forcing us to have release schedules. Also sorry for making you wait a month.



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