|| TL: Tori ||
Summer vacation is here.
“Hey, h-honey……l-look at my Tatsumi……H-He is working out with two of his friends…..”
“Oh, you really don’t know what life is like. …… I was worried he was going to stop going to school.”
“We’ll do our best to support our Tatsumi!”
I used to stay in my room after school and spend my time playing anime, idols, and video games, but now I’m working out and doing push-ups with all my might.
My parents are glancing at us through the doorway and are in tears, but I wonder if it’s worth crying about.
Well, looking back at this guy’s past, I can easily guess how much pain my parents are going through. His father and mother always took care of him so as not to spoil his past Kondo Tatsumi’s mood. Mom cooked delicious meals every day, and dad encouraged me.
If my parents had been like the people in my class, I am sure that the Kondo Tatsumi of the past would have withdrawn and stopped going to school.
In that sense, I think his parents did a pretty good job.
But I am not going to rest on my present situation. I am going to aim for a higher level. I want to lose weight and have a nice school life with these guys.
I couldn’t do that in the past.
The two guys who always hang out with me at school, the “scrawny guy” (Hosokawa Manabu) and the “communication disorder guy” (Shizukawa Keisuke), are doing push-ups together with me.
Before my reincarnation, I worked out whenever I could. I think I started to devote myself to exercise more after my parents passed away. I don’t have a big problem because I still have all my knowledge about exercise, but I’m a little worried because my body is highly obese, over 120 kilograms.
After a few pushups, we couldn’t stand the pain that was being transmitted through our arms, which were shaking and trembling, and we fell on our stomachs.
Manabu, the diligent one, opened his mouth.
“It’s too hard!”
“Hey Manabu, you haven’t been doing any exercise at all, have you?”
“No, Tatsumi, you’re the same way, aren’t you?”
“I guess so.”
“I wonder if we can really live a better life as thin machos?”
Manabu sighed deeply and then looked gloomy.
“Don’t worry. Manabu is too skinny, so if you eat a lot of high-calorie food, work out, and then dress up, you can become a good-looking man.”
“Keisuke’s balance is good, so he just needs to build up his strength and confidence.”
Manabu and Keisuke’s eyes water for a moment before resuming push-ups again.
X X X
“Go ahead, eat and eat!”
By the time we had finished our workout and were all sweaty and bathed, my mom had set the table with a variety of dishes, including a really tasty-looking meat and potatoes. At first, the diligent Manabu and the shy Keisuke refused, but there was no way they could resist their mother’s smile, and the five of us gathered around the dining table.
“Oh, oh, oh, oh, …… it’s delicious.”
“Oh, did you like it?”
Manabu, who was enjoying his meat, smiled at my mother and then told her what he thought of the taste.
I add a few words of my own.
“I have to lose weight, so eat my meat and potatoes.”
“Oh, no, you don’t mind?”
“I’d love to share my flab with you, but I simply can’t eat them.”
“Ha-ha-ha. Well, I’ll take it.”
“You too, Keisuke. Eat a lot of food and work hard.”
I shared my meat and potatoes with them. Mom and dad looked at each other smiling at the scene, and after a moment they looked at each other, Dad opened his mouth.
“Hmm? What is it, Dad?”
“If you need indoor exercise equipment or something, let me know. I can’t afford the expensive ones, but I’ll get you some good quality ones!”
“I’m trying to spend as little money as possible, so I’ll be fine. There’s a park near our house, so I’ll do any exercise that requires equipment there.”
“Tatsumi……you…..you’ve always been begging me to buy you limited editions of games, novels, and idol goods……and now this. I’m not dreaming, am I?”
Dad let out a sigh and then looked at me tenderly.
I was sobbing and then looked at him tenderly. “It’s not a dream!”
Mom in her apron plucked Dad’s cheek and smiled. Perhaps thinking it was cute to see his own wife like that, the father looked at mother with an ecstatic expression.
Mother, as if she had just thought of something, looked at me with wide eyes and spoke to Manabu and Keisuke, who were sitting next to me eating their delicious meals.
“Manabu and Keisuke can stay with us. I’ve already informed your parents.”
When mother told him, Manabu replied with a downcast look on his face.
“Are you saying you’re sorry……that you have to stay overnight on top of having such a delicious meal?”
“No, it’s not like that. I’m not sure how much I can take.”
Manabu and Keisuke’s cheeks are a little embarrassed by my mother’s gentle gaze.
“Well, the training course will be more efficient. There are rooms available, so don’t hesitate.”
Saying this, I slapped them both on the back with my own hand, which reminded me of a pair of pig’s feet. Then Manabu, being the scrawny kid that he is, turned a serious look at me and said, “Well, then, I’ll take your word for it!”
Well then, I’ll take your word for it!”
Keisuke, on the other hand, is a shy kid.
He didn’t say a word, but he shook his head and showed his bright eyes hidden by his long bangs.
“Okay! I’ll try my best! Oh, but first, let’s eat, because the rice is getting cold.”
We eat up the remaining dishes with a fighting spirit.