Watamote ch164: Since I'm Not Popular, I'll Do My Best Starting From Summer Break
>After school before summer break feels kinda lonely.
>>Three days until summer break!
>You look tired, Itou-san.
>The contests and cheering for the baseball teams must've piled up on me...
>You're going even though you have a contest?
>It's only first and second years up until the second match.
>Hatsushiba, come to the clubroom during lunch.
>We're having an emergency meeting since Comike's coming up fast.
>Even the little bro will be busy with tournaments and stuff, so he'll be coming home late...
>Summer break must be tough for people in clubs.
>What am I gonna do during summer...
>Study I guess...
>Hey, Kuroki-san, are you taking cram school?
>Ah... No, I'm not.
>Kaho invited me earlier and I was wondering what I should do about it...
>If you're interested, Kuroki-san...
>Summer training camp?
>Yeah, I got this flyer from a friend....
>Looks like anyone can take part.
>Though they do seperate people based on their level.
>...This has a crazy schedule.
>"Fourteen hours of study a day." Outside of sleeping, it's pretty much entirely studying.
>Tough but fair.
>To be honest, I wanna just play all summer.
>But the guilt of being an exam taker means I can't just goof off all the time.
>But if I go to this camp and study like an idiot...
>I can free up my guilt and excuse myself to have about a week's worth of play, right?
>...Besides, everyone in class is enjoying the youth of their final high school summer...
>I want to feel that youth too, even if it's just studying.
>I never joined any clubs so I've never been on any training camps.
>...So, you've been studying hard, right, Yuu-chan?
>If you come, I might come too.
>...Sure! I might give that a try.
>I'll ask my folks when I get home.
>Well, I was just wondering what you though, Komi-san...
>Not that I care either way.
>To be honest, instead of a prep school training camp,
>I'd like to have a training camp at Kuroki's house.
>A four night community life
>You seem to be thinking of something creepy, so you don't have to come...
>You're probably busy with baseball and stuff anyway...
>L-Let's not be hasty. I'll think about it.
>The next day.
>Grossness first thing in the morning!!
>Ah... Are you guys close?
>The two of you
>...Ah, we're only walking together cos we take the same train.
>...That may be but
>it's because you say that so clearly that you have no friends.
>I'm thinking of going to a training camp that Katou-san mentioned over summer break.
>Maybe I'll go too. You look like you'd slack off on your own.
>Yoshida-san... probably won't go... I wonder about Mako...
>A repeat of that grossness!!?
>I'll go too!
>Eh? Ah, sure.
>What kind of camp is it?
>No. Cram school.
>You said you'd go without knowing what it was...?
>I think I'll go to that camp you mentioned yesterday.
>Have you applied yet?
>Not yet. I gave that flyer to my friend yesterday...
>She's from another school, but I think she might take part.
>Is that so?
>Is that the friend you showed us before...?
>The one who sent you those penis pictures...?
>Eh!? Ah, yeah, the penis one!
>You called her during your suspension too, didn't you?
>You must be close.
>Ah, perfect timing, Kaho.
>Could you give me more flyers for the cram school?
>Ah, for the camp?
>I was just talking about that with Fuuka. She said she might go too.
>Is that so?
>I'm out of paper, so I'll bring it up on my phone.
>What is this scummy bitch staring at?
>She's not thinking about Katou-san's pubes, is she...?
>So Asuke and Kuroki are coming too, huh...
>Is this the perfect chance...!? If it's during a camp, we'll be moving around day and night! I can finally settle the matter of Katou's boobs, her hair, and the sudden appearance of Kuroki!!
>I think I'll join that camp too.
>When does it start?
>It's August, so it's still a while off.
>Cheering for the basketball, huh? Looks like it's the fourth round today.
>Looks like the second years are going too.
>They're just leaving now...? I'm so glad I'm not a second year.
>Come to think of it, Kuroki-san, the first time we talked was when I called your house about cheering on the baseball team.
>Eh? Ah... I see. So that was you, Katou-san.
>I didn't even know your phone number back then
>and now we're both aiming to get into the same university.
>I-I guess so.
>If I hadn't met you, Katou-san, I definitely wouldn't have aimed for Aoyama.
>Do you mean that in a bad way?
>Eh? No! Of course it's in a good way!
>Y'know, I'm kinda negligent, so I thought I'd skip out on the college visits and just pick a random college.
>B-But because I want to see those colleges with you and everyone else, I was able to decide where I wanted to go.
>The place I went to with Nemo... Nemoto-san was a close second.
>Same goes for this study camp.
>If you hadn't told me about it, Katou-san, I wouldn't have gone.
>If it weren't for you, Katou-san...
>just pick a random college with no particular goal in mind...
>and spend summer break lazing around every day and half-heartedly studying...
>So I'm glad to have met you
>and became friends with you, Katou-san...
>I was kinda worried.
>I thought you were just being considerate of me and didn't really want to go to Aoyama.
>I worried that I might've been forcing you...
>N-Not at all.
>I-I mean, sure, the studying is a bit tough...
>But I really do wanna go to Aoyama!
>With you and everyone else...
>...I want to go there with you and everyone too!
>Let's do our best over summer break!
>There's somewhere I wanna go with you during summer break.
>I like to call it studying up on society...
>Summer break's gonna be packed with studying, so I'll need a break once in a while.
>...So when is it?
>Let's hit the arcade today~
>You're taking exams, right? You can turn her down.
>I want to pay her back for before.
>I'm fine too.
>I've made plans to study lots at the training camp during the summer,
>so I should play around while I can.
>I've improved my mahjong skills by reading A**gi and that In**-sensei web series.
>Alright! Let's go.
>Is Kuroki-san perhaps
>useless if someone doesn't force her to do something?