Is it Tough Being a Friend?

Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Epilogue

Epilogue The sub-story involving Aogasaki Rei and the marriage proposal from Yamanashi Asao had ended. Though the plot ended up expanding beyond what I had predicted, I think that in the end, the story managed to delve deeper into Aogasaki's character. She was able to show off her cool side during the final battle with… Continue reading Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Epilogue

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Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Chapter 4 Part 7

The final match ended with a one-sided victory. King Arthur had been rescued, the villainous apostles Balon and Kiriya were defeated, and sixty other small fries were purged as well. (Having one of Hell's Top Eight be defeated is quite big...no wait, is this okay? Since there are still two 'Evil Spirits' left, it's not… Continue reading Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Chapter 4 Part 7

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Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Chapter 4 Part 6

The audience, rushing towards the venue through all available pathways, was quite like a crowd of zombies. They all had a blank expression and were shuffling towards us while their eyes were out of focus, as if they were sleepwalking. To make matters worse, a majority of them held bamboo swords. (To think that the… Continue reading Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Chapter 4 Part 6

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Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Chapter 4 Part 5

(So King Arthur really was an apostle.) I wasn't that surprised to see Yamanashi Asao getting up from his feigned sleep. I had already been partly convinced that he was an apostle. When Getsushiyoukan's connection with the "Apostles of Hell" had been confirmed, the 'unpleasant feeling' I had before came to mind. ...By that, I… Continue reading Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Chapter 4 Part 5

Is it Tough Being a Friend?

Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Chapter 4 Part 4

Aogasaki was quite bewildered by the heron-type apostle who suddenly appeared and declared her participation in the competition. Her fated rival, who she had fought with countless times and even went as far as to do a swimsuit showdown with...was now siding with her rather than the with the apostles, so it's understandable that she… Continue reading Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Chapter 4 Part 4

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Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Chapter 4 Part 3

For a brief moment, Aogasaki stared blankly at Taotie, who arrived in high spirits. Meanwhile, Taotie practiced swinging his bamboo sword while full of energy. No matter how I looked at it, he was doing golf swings, but it's pointless trying to point out minor details to him. ...This is going to be unfortunate for… Continue reading Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Chapter 4 Part 3

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Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Chapter 4 Part 2

"Glad to go head to head with you, Kobayashi." "I give you my regards, Miyamoto." It was just before the beginning of the match. During that interval, Miyamoto and I briefly exchanged words. Her eyes, which glinted behind her mask, shot a dangerous look at me, just as ever...Now I wish that I could have… Continue reading Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Chapter 4 Part 2

Is it Tough Being a Friend?

Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Chapter 4 Part 1

A Turbulent Competition Once we went through a passage towards the competition's venue, the area was bigger than I had expected. The area was about the same as the school's gym, but unlike it, a second floor seating arrangement covered all four directions. From what I heard, it seems that it can accommodate more than… Continue reading Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Chapter 4 Part 1

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Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Chapter 3 Part 6

At last, the appointed day had arrived. I put everything into order by 10 am and quickly headed towards the venue. The bout would start at noon and the location was the Getsushiyoukan HQ, which would take about thirty minutes to get there by foot…the plan was to meet up with everyone there. Getsushiyoukan would… Continue reading Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Chapter 3 Part 6

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Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Chapter 3 Part 5

Aogasaki Rei, the stoic, samurai-like swordswoman. She's the "Swordswoman of the Beheading Dance," an upright, gallant, cool Yamato Nadeshiko-like person...and now for the first time, I'm seeing her petrified from shock. "Ehehe, I'm cheerleader Ryuuga today!" For the first few seconds, Ryuuga didn't notice Aogasaki. She wore a frilly short skirt that gave occasional peaks… Continue reading Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Chapter 3 Part 5