After Haru explained the misunderstanding, Eli understood everything, but her response surprised him.
"Hmph! Do you think that I'll treat you differently after knowing your identity! Don't look down on me!" Eli said.
"That's good. I'm glad..."
Both of them stared at each other before Eli looked away in blush.
Haru sighed and really wanted to hug her at this moment, but it was impossible when there was someone who was ready to disturb him.
"That's good! The misunderstanding between the two of you has been solved! Now, let's go back!" Nozomi said as she pulled Eli's hand.
"Nozomi? W, wait! What are you doing?!"
Eli was dumbfounded by Nozomi's action, but somehow Nozomi whispered something to her ear.
"Eli, you can't forgive him that easily!"
"Huh? Why?" Eli was confused.
Wagging her finger, Nozomi said, "Isn't it a chance for you to ask him something?"
"Ask him something?"
"Yeah, like a date or something," Nozomi said.
"H, huh! Why should I ask him for a date!" Eli was fl.u.s.tered.
"So you don't want to have a date with him?" Nozomi asked.
"B, but this isn't the time! I'm not in a hurry or anything!"
Eli thought that it was better to wait for a while to observe whether Haru was good or not. But if he decided to confess to her then she didn't mind accepting him. She thought for a while and asked, "But why should you ask me to do that?"
Nozomi turned and muttered, "Because if you don't then I'll have him myself."
"Huh? What did you say?" Eli asked since she didn't hear what Nozomi had said to her.
Nozomi looked at Eli once again and smiled.
Hearing the interaction between two friends, Haru was wondering why it was so complicated to become a harem protagonist.
It was the day of the graduation of Sora and Megumi.
Haru and Hiratsuka came together walking side by side to Sora and Megumi's middle school. It was also his middle school in the past.
Haru didn't want to attract too much attention and wore glasses, but he didn't expect someone to notice him.
Haru turned and was surprised. "Oh, aunt, good morning."
"Good morning, Haruka-kun, are you coming for Megumi?" Megumi's mother asked.
"Yes." Haru nodded and noticed that they were looking at Hiratsuka.
The one who greeted him was Megumi's mother.
Haru thought that they might be able to recognize him because of Megumi's invisibility.
Megumi's parents needed to work on their observation skills or they might forget their daughter the entire time.
It was because of that observation skill that they were able to find Haru directly.
"Haru, can you introduce me?" Hiratsuka said.
Haru nodded and said, "aunt, let me introduce you. She is my aun ---" He stopped since he was being glared by Hiratsuka. "I mean the little sister of my deceased father and her name is Hiratsuka."
Megumi's mother knew that Haru had lost his parents early and it was also the reason why she was amazed by his ability to rise so high without the help of his parents. It might also be the reason why her daughter had fallen so much for him.
"Hello, my name is Hiratsuka. Nice to meet you."
Hiratsuka greeted Megumi's parents politely and bowed her head slightly.
Megumi's mother also greeted Hiratsuka back politely.
The three of them talked for a while before entering the hall where the graduation ceremony was being held.
Entering the hall, they could see a lot of people inside, mostly third-year students who were about to graduate along with their parents.
Haru looked around and found Sora then Megumi who sat down on the second row together. He waved his hand when he saw Sora and Megumi also noticed him.
Megumi and Sora turned and also waved their hands when they saw Haru who had entered the hall with Hiratsuka and Megumi's mother. But they didn't do that too long since they were afraid for the students and the teachers at this school to notice him.
Haru's presence in this middle school was a legend.
Entering the most prestigious high school in this country then became a billionaire using his mind and wit. On the news, his name was known as "Financial Wizard", "Golden Boy", etc.
Every boy in this middle school wanted to be the same as him, the girls wanted to become his girlfriend, and the teachers wanted to know him better to make their career better.
Haru didn't lack someone who wanted to lick his butt. Though, his butt wasn't easy being licked by someone.
The graduation ceremony started and everyone became quiet.
The student council president greeted them before the headmaster also started to give everyone a speech. Her speech wasn't that long, but it wasn't short either. She tried to encourage the students who had graduated from high school and somehow she also mentioned Haru's name.
Haru, who listened to the speech, was helpless, but it was also quite normal since he graduated from this school.
After the speech from the headmaster, it was the speech from the representative 3rd year.
Haru looked at the representative of the 3rd year and couldn't help but raise his eyebrow since this girl was his last ex-girlfriend during his middle school time.
In his middle school era, he had caused a lot of mess here and there. He had a lot of girlfriends, but this girl was his last girlfriend before his parents were lost because of an accident. After that accident, he decided to drop out of school and break up with her. His feelings felt quite complex, but he hoped nothing would go wrong.
The appearance of the girl was very strict and she wore glasses. She had long hair which reached her back. She also put hair clips on the right side of her bangs that showed her beautiful face perfectly.
She took the paper from the podium and took a deep breath before saying, "Today, we transition from a harsh winter to a season of budding flowers. To everyone who is graduating from Kibitou Middle and about to depart on a journey...
"Congratulations on your graduation."
The girl bowed her head for a while before continuing. "Memories of the days we spent with you all will remain with us forever." She bowed her head once again and said, "Thank you very much."
*Clap!* *Clap!* *Clap!*
Everyone thought that this girl would go back and sit down, but suddenly she did something which they couldn't imagine.
"One last thing, I'm not sure whether you're here, but Kusugano Haruka-senpai...
"I love you."
Everyone turned quiet and opened their mouths wide in surprise.
"Because of you, I've changed....."
She started to cry and said, "Thank you for spending your time dating me during your middle school time, but I hope that you don't leave me and.... and... I just only want to say that I can't forget you and once again, I love you. I'm sorry for causing trouble." She bowed her head and walked away from the podium.
The graduation turned into quite awkward, but the teacher hurriedly tried to regain back the atmosphere.
"Let's continue the graduation ceremony! Class of 3-1, please be ready since you'll receive your diploma! We'll call your name one by one."
Haru sighed and thought that something really happened. He could feel Hiratsuka, Megumi's mother, Sora, and Megumi were staring at him which made him helpless.
Hiratsuka glared at him and said, "Go and meet that girl after the ceremony."