Is it Tough Being a Friend?

Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Chapter 1 Part 3

Night had arrived. After finishing dinner, I neglected my summer vacation homework and looked up Getsushiyoukan on the internet. Getsushiyoukan is only four years old, making it a swordsmanship dojo with a shallow history. However, its reputation is quite high and its branches continue to increase. It's vastly different from the Aogasaki dojo, which has… Continue reading Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Chapter 1 Part 3

Is it Tough Being a Friend?

Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Chapter 1 Part 2

"I've been waiting. Now, please come." Once we arrived at Aogasaki's residence, she gave her greetings and guided us to a reception room. Sitting on cushions surrounding a table, Aogasaki handed out cold barley tea. Outside the view of a balcony, there stood splendid pine trees and cherry trees within a yard, and a glimpse… Continue reading Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Chapter 1 Part 2

Is it Tough Being a Friend?

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

An Unexpected Substory As far as I know, the girl named Aogasaki Rei has "two faces." ──One face is that of a stoic swordswoman who is the heir to an age-old swordsmanship dojo. Like one who seeks their own path, she's a strict, straight-laced warrior girl...and she's immensely popular, even in Oumei High School. It… Continue reading Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Chapter 1 Part 1

Is it Tough Being a Friend?

Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Prologue

Prologue Do you know about a certain group of beings? I'm referring to the menacing peculiarities called the "Apostles of Hell," who threaten this world. They can take the form of humans and cleverly slip into human society. Even today, they cause mysterious phenomena that modern science can't even explain. So if there's someone like… Continue reading Is it Tough Being a Friend? v3 Prologue

Is it Tough Being a Friend?

Is it Tough Being a Friend? v2 Chapter 4 Part 7

It was a spectacle to see the five sacred beings standing together in a line. A majestic tiger, white as snow. An ultramarine dragon, clad in a current of air. A bright crimson avian, set ablaze. The jet black tortoise was there as well, still holding its vacant expression of confusion. Then, there was the… Continue reading Is it Tough Being a Friend? v2 Chapter 4 Part 7

Is it Tough Being a Friend?

Is it Tough Being a Friend? v2 Chapter 4 Part 6

Now that Kyouka had suddenly double-crossed me, the state of the battle had taken a complete turnabout in the blink of an eye. Ryuuga, unable to keep up with the situation, paid close attention to her sister and Hundun. Kurogame was also in bewilderment. Looking closely, the snake on Gameo's tail was flabbergasted as well.… Continue reading Is it Tough Being a Friend? v2 Chapter 4 Part 6

Is it Tough Being a Friend?

Is it Tough Being a Friend? v2 Chapter 4 Part 5

It happened three days ago. I led Kyouka, who had arrived without any prior notice and introduced the "Evil Spirit" Hundun, to my living room while bewildered. We sat across a table and faced each other. Kyouka was silent as she watched steam rising from her teacup. (This kind of reminds me of that time… Continue reading Is it Tough Being a Friend? v2 Chapter 4 Part 5

Is it Tough Being a Friend?

Is it Tough Being a Friend? v2 Chapter 4 Part 4

Ryuuga and Kurogame turned pale upon Kyouka's entry. The nightly riverbank had fallen silent. A soft wind blew across. Honestly speaking...even I wouldn't have thought that the four of us would meet again like this after our trip at Chigayama. Not until Kyouka visited my home three days ago. "Kyouka, what are you saying...? I… Continue reading Is it Tough Being a Friend? v2 Chapter 4 Part 4