Reset My Favor and Live a Normal Youth Volume 1 Chapter 16

Episode 16 – Michiba Rokka
 

 
Toudou slowly walked towards me.
 
I thought he was going to talk to me, but he passed me by and stood in front of the blackboard. He picked up a piece of chalk, then stopped moving.
 
Toudou, you’re helpless because you’re alone. In our class, I was the only one who became friends with you. Coming up to the blackboard changes nothing.
 
Completely, if he had just honestly apologized to me and made up, it would have been nice. The end of term exams are coming up soon too, so … Read the rest

Reset My Favor and Live a Normal Youth Volume 1 Chapter 15 part 2

 
“Igarashi-kun cares deeply for Sasaki-san. The changes in his body temperature and emotions when talking to Sasaki-san are obvious.”
 
“W-Wait, Toudou-kun! That’s embarrassing…”
 
“Hahaha!! Seriously! By the way, is Toudou…actually an amusing guy?”
 
“Me? I’m just an ordinary guy.”
 
Ordinary… I know that I’m just an aberration trying to become normal.
 
I’ve been given a proposal by my homeroom teacher about that. I need to make a decision soon.
 

 
Just as I was thinking about this, the teacher entered the classroom.
 
Fujie-san and the others said goodbye to Sasaki-san and left.… Read the rest

Reset My Favor and Live a Normal Youth Volume 1 Chapter 15 part 1

Episode 15 – Seriously Aiming to be Normal
 

 
In the elementary school classroom, I made a friend – a dog. When I petted its head, it would wag its tail happily. We ran around and played together. We even ate our meals together.
 
The adults watched us with delight.
 
I thought I had finally made my first friend. But then, the dog left me behind and disappeared. I searched all around the school but couldn’t find it anywhere. My chest ached. I thought we would be together forever, but… I couldn’t bear the sadness anymore…
 … Read the rest

Reset My Favor and Live a Normal Youth Volume 1 Chapter 14

 
Episode 14: “My Beloved Childhood Friend”
 

 
“You suddenly started running, and it surprised me!”
 
“S-Sorry.”
 
Despite running for so long, my breath didn’t catch up, yet my heart was pounding. I suspected illness, but I knew that wasn’t it.
 
“Well, it’s okay. We stayed quite late, so let’s head back. It’s good we could find Tanaka san’s present.”
 
“Yeah, it was a splendid purchase.”
 
The city was already dark. We headed to the station. No need for arrangements; she’s a childhood friend from the neighborhood. We go home together when we go … Read the rest

Reset My Favor and Live a Normal Youth Volume 1 Chapter 13

Episode 13: “Not Like a Romantic Movie”
 

 
We watched a romance movie.
 
It was about the protagonist going back to the past and starting over with his girlfriend. In the finale, the audience was moved to tears. Hanazono sitting next to me was bawling. But I couldn’t cry.
 
I understood the flow of the story. But the nuances of emotion didn’t quite make sense to me. Counting the staff names in the end credits was more enjoyable.
 
As I awkwardly watched Hanazono cry, we moved to the cafe.
 

 
By the time we got … Read the rest

Reset My Favor and Live a Normal Youth Volume 1 Chapter 12

Episode 12: “A Date in the name of Rehearsal”
 

 
I wash my face in the bathroom and gaze at my reflection in the mirror. A plain and unremarkable face. I’ve been called a faceless background character by my classmates. I practice smiling in front of the mirror. It’s not easy to do well; my face just ends up looking strained.
 
I create a hairstyle using the beauty magazine I read thoroughly last night as a reference. I bought some wax from the convenience store.
 

 
“No problem… but there is a problem.”
 

 
Resetting feels … Read the rest

Reset My Favor and Live a Normal Youth Volume 1 Chapter 11

 
Episode 11: “Cutting Hair”
 

 
I didn’t know my own birthday. I always write January 1st on official documents.
 
I never thought of birthdays as important.
 
So, I always forgot Hanazono’s birthday. It was a routine.
 


 
After school one day, I was walking home with Hanazono.
 
I told her I had made plans to go to a cafe with Tanaka but had not decided on a time yet. Hanazono got angry at me.
 
“Tsuyoshi, you’re hopeless! If a girl wants to go on a date, you have to make plans right away, … Read the rest

Reset My Favor and Live a Normal Youth Volume 1 Chapter 10

Episode 10 – Sasami Misami
 

I walk down the hall leading to the courtyard, looking at my face in a compact mirror. Pretty as always today. I’m definitely making up with Senpai today.
 
I went to the second year classrooms but Senpai wasn’t there. When I asked a female student nearby, she spat “Hah!? I don’t know that guy!” ….She looked really mean. What’s with her? Super annoying.
 
When I asked other students, I got the info that Senpai was eating lunch in the courtyard. Times like this I think it’s nice being cute. The male student … Read the rest

Reset My Favor and Live a Normal Youth Volume 1 Chapter 9

Episode 9: “Gradually Expanding Circles”
 

 
Intense training became a daily routine. Pain accompanied me every day. There were times when I was left behind in the forest. The night forest was frightening, but I could sense life other than my own. It was challenging but not lonely.
 
One day, a large dog appeared in the elementary school classroom.
 
A kind adult said it was okay to play with it. I timidly touched the dog.
 
The first dog I touched was very soft—
 


Lately, I’ve been having dreams of past events. It’s probably just a … Read the rest

Reset My Favor and Live a Normal Youth Volume 1 Chapter 8 part 2

I explain to Tanaka what happened with Hanazono. And also the classroom happenings
 
–This time Tanaka doesn’t hit me on the head.
 
She walks happily with her arms behind her back.
 
“You’re clumsy, but you tried.”
 
Those words seeped comfortably into my heart.
 
“Yeah, I made an effort. But still… I don’t understand what everyone is thinking. Just earlier, I didn’t like that part-timer Murakami was badmouthing you. I couldn’t do anything.”
 
“Idiot, that’s better than most. Girls are way harsher. They’ll readily betray friends… “
 
“Re, really?”
 
“Yeah. And there’s definitely … Read the rest