Author: 杉井 光 (Sugii Hikaru)
Illustrator: 植田 亮 (Ueda Ryo)
"I will disappear when June comes" —— that's what Mafuyu said.
One month before she disappeared,
we refused to give in to each other, and kept clashing heads.
We had our fair share of quarrels; we occasionally helped one another,
and I had seen her cry,
but despite all that, I was still by her side the whole time—
"If we don't find it, will you listen to anything I say?"
We met each other during the spring break before the start of high school.
The piano girl prodigy who disappeared from the music scene two years ago.
For some unknown reason she avoided human contact and holed herself up in an empty classroom, practicing on those extremely difficult electric guitar techniques-
......wait, what about the piano?
Her real personality, which cannot be seen through CD covers or television-
was actually a girl who is hopelessly selfish, foul mouthed, violent, and thornful but at the same time gets scared easily, and is a cry baby.
Though she is quite special...... she is about the same as any other ordinary girl out there.
"We still have to do our best even if life is boring. I'll root for you, just a little."
I was stunned when I saw the class allocation for high school.
From elementary school to middle school, my childhood friend has been my classmate for nine whole years, and now we are in the same class yet again.
Perhaps this is some sort of prank by some god out there because he thought it'd be interesting for our unsavory ties to continue.
She's unreserved when speaking to me, and because of that, our classmates mistakenly view us as a 'married couple(?)'.
On top of that, she has started dragging me along to join some questionable club activity as well.
"So young man, you shall work till you drop for the sake of my romance and revolution."
As for the questionable club activity, this senior is the chief of the Folk Music Research Club.
A self-proclaimed revolutionist, she is a wild and unruly guitarist.
She seems capricious, and is really manipulative - I am always getting tricked by her.
Since she always goes all out for those pointless things, she can be really hard to deal with.
I heard she wants to create a band that consists of only cute girls,
so why is she interested in me?
As for me, I am just the indoor-type who only knows how to repair machines.
I grew up in a musical environment due to my father's job.
Despite enjoying listening to music,
it is really troublesome when senpai comes inviting me to join the band. It's not like I am that good at playing musical instruments.
I'd secretly sneak into a derelict classroom after school,
and my original plan would be to listen to my favorite music as I please,
and live out my high-school life leisurely, that was it.
That is until I met Mafuyu again in May.
after escaping from everything,
I am still not alone.
And because I am not alone,
I have the strength to walk to the ends of the world—
That's how I feel.
Chapter 1: The Department Store at the Ends of the World
Chapter 2: Flower Field, The Forgotten Music Room
Chapter 3: Lies, Bento, Partita
Chapter 4: Stratocaster, Red Tea
Chapter 5: Toccata, Padlock, Revolution
Chapter 6: Funeral, Meeting, Funds
Chapter 7: Towel, Insecticide, Sealing Tape
Chapter 8: Princess, Revolutionist
Chapter 9: Whale, Paganini, Fighters
Chapter 10: Firebird, Beyond the Sea, Medicine Bag
Chapter 11: Desert, Heart, Kashmir
Chapter 12: Memories, Promise, Excuses
Chapter 13: Eroica
Chapter 14: Doctor, Bird Catalogue, Answers
Chapter 15: Layla, Railroads, Everything that was Lost
Chapter 16: Lucille, The First Drops of Rain
Chapter 17: Bagel Sandwich, Spring, Engineering Firm
Chapter 18: The Department Store at the Ends of the World
Chapter 19: The Song of Blackbird
Chapter 20: The Piano Sonata of Goodbye
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