Chapter 1: Class A or F?
"E-Eh?? [Name]-chan? What are you doing here?"
The [h/c] head looked up from the paper in her hand, turning to look at Hideyoshi instead "What? Kinoshita-kun? You're in F class too?"
Hideyoshi nodded before getting up from his seat next to Akihisa to walk over to her, a confused look on his face "You were sure to get into A class!"
"Ah, Tsuchiya-san! You're here too!" [Name] walked over--or rather deftly limped--to the table the entire group sat at before sitting down. She struggled slightly with sitting down, having to properly adjust her metal leg brace.
Kouta waved at her though, camera at hand "Nice to see you again, [LastName]-san."
"'[LastName]-san]'?" [Name] raised an eyebrow before scoffing, a smile tugging at her lips "Call me '[Name]-chaaan', okay?"
"Oi! Don't ignore me!" Hideyoshi frowned even more before following suit, sitting beside the girl only to worriedly gaze down at the leg brace as he tried to push away the feeling of jealousy that struck in his chest "And what's that for, ha?"
"I heard they're called leg braces!" Minami pipped up, looking at the leg brace rather curiously "They're for people who can't keep their leg up or straight when they walk."
"Ah, correct." [Name] gave a slight nod before grunting as she, with difficulty, pulled her knee to her chest
"B-But... wh-why would you need to have that?" Himeji came into the group, a worried look on her face
"One reason and one reason only." [Name] answered simply "None. Of. Your. Business."
"I knew you wouldn't answer a question like that seriously." Hideyoshi dead-panned, sighing softly before placing a ginger touch to said [h/c] haired girl's metal knee "But, are you okay?"
[Name] flinched at the touch but nodded her head anyway "Idiot. Of course I'm fine! I'm just here because I decided to skip out on test day. I don't really care what class I'm in."
"But... I'm glad the old gang is here too!" [Name] brightened, eyes scanning the faces of the people gathered around Akihisa's coffee table desk "Though I didn't doubt that Akihisa was going to be assigned to F class..."
"I guess everyone does know you're a dumbass." Yuuji joked, smirking as he chuckled.
Akihisa protested though as everyone else cracked a smile.
[Name] was rather relieved to have the attention away from her, finally. She looked curiously at Yuuji though, drawing the attention to her yet again "So? What have I missed while I was gone?"
"We have an ESB with E class soon." Yuuji replied casually, looking extremely lax about it.
[Name], though, took it differently and got excited "Oh! Finally! I haven't summoned my Shōkanjū yet!"
"You'd probably get lazy again and back out though." Hideyoshi added with a teasing tone, a small smile on his face
It was Kouta's turn to feel a pang of jealousy hit his chest though he didn't exactly know why. It wasn't like he knew [Name] for a very long time. They had just met over the summer, really."
"Humph! This is a Exam Summoning Battle here, Hideyoshi-kun!" [Name] felt a blush spread onto her cheeks as she sent a weak flick to Hideyoshi's forehead "And besides, I don't want to disappoint anyone in the class so I'll try my best!"
"I especially don't want to disappoint the class E rep and you, Hideyoshi-kun!" She quickly added and it was Hideyoshi this time that was left blushing, a surprised look on his face.
Yuuji chuckled at this but nodded, a smirk on his face "Good, because I have a plan."