Thursday, April 2, 2015

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Volume 07.5

Me and Doubt and a Man's Pride

“Akihisa-kun, if I win the next round, can you please put on this girl's outfit?”
“Ahaha, you really like to joke around, Himeji-san.”

“Akihisa-kun, if I win the next round, can you please put on this girl's outfit?”
“Ahaha, your joke's quite good, Himeji-san.”

“Akihisa-kun, if I win the next round, can you please put on this girl's outfit?”
“Aha...ha, really, Himeji-san, you really like to joke around. Is that it? That should be a joke, right?”

“Akihisa-kun, if I win the next round, can you please put on this girl's outfit?”
“HIMEJI-SAN! I BEG OF YOU, HURRY UP AND TELL ME THAT WAS A JOKE!”

“...Yuuji, I'll make you take off your pants when you lose next time.”
“Shouko! Don't think you can beat me every time...you're the one stripping next!”

As we hold our cards in one hand, the atmosphere around us felt abnormally tense.
“Oi, Yuuji...how did it end up like this?”

“How would I know...”
Right now, Yuuji and I could only look up and sigh.


--Everything started from something trivial.

“Everyone, since we're free, want to play doubt?”

As the teachers had to organize a staff meeting, lessons ended earlier today, so I took out my poker cards and asked Yuuji, Hideyoshi and Muttsurini.

“Doubt? Are you talking about poker?”

“Yeah.”

I nodded at Yuuji. It's not as well-know as old maid or sevens, but 'doubt' can be said to be a rather well-known poker card game, so quite a few people should know it.

“What's the matter, Akihisa? Did you have a lot of money recently?”
“Sort of. There hadn't been any new games released that I had to buy recently.”

The reason why Yuji asked me whether I was well-off was simple, and to be honest, this wasn't something worth showing off, but we do bet when we play poker games. A loser who lost once had to treat everyone juice, 3 times would be Gyudon, and a hamburger set after 5 losses. The level of treat would continue to increase with the number of games. I was thoroughly beaten the last time, so I had to treat them hamburger sets. This time, I have to win.

“...I don't mind.”
“The drama club had no practice today. I can play with you guys.”
“Count me in too. How can I let you go off with free money without squeezing you dry?”

Seems like they never thought that they would lose anyway as they accepted my proposal without thinking. They must be waiting to see me lose terribly like the last time right? Damn it, I'll make your smiles become crying faces of despair!

“Then it's decided. Rules are as per normal, right?”
After everyone nodded their heads in agreement, I started to shuffle and distribute the cards.


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