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Hatoful Boyfriend

by ChorpSaway

Part 2: Episode 2: Daily Lives of High School Birds

Now that I have that out of the way, I think I’ll head back to class.
Wait, isn’t that…

Come on, Sakuya -- what kind of thing is that to say to your own brother? After all these years!
My brother? You must be joking. You’ve never once been a brother to me.
Please, don’t try to talk to me again. I’ve no time for half-breeds. I’ll be going, now.
Hey, wait just a--

I hadn’t meant to eavesdrop, but I think I just overheard something juicy!
The ever-popular trend-setter and ladies’ man Sakazaki Yuuya is Sakuya’s brother?
I wonder what the story behind that is…


You heard that whole thing, right? Are you a friend of Sakuya’s?
I-I-I-I-I’m sorry! I didn’t mean to listen in on you!

I don’t know what made me flail like that, but his question caught me by surprise and I get flustered easily. I didn’t want anybirdie to think I was nosy.

Haha. No sweat.

Yuuya’s voice actor, Kouji Yusa, is veteran voice actor, voicing the likes of Gin Ichimaru from Bleach and Shadow the Hedgehog from the Sonic series. He also has some history in other otome series, such as Starry Sky (Iku Mizushima) and Uta no Prince-sama (Hyouga Ryuuya).
This fantail pigeon is Sakazaki Yuuya, an upperclassman.
I’ve never talked to him before, but he’s famous, or infamous, throughout the school. Everybirdie knows of him.

H-how did you…!?
I know everybirdie here. Besides, you’re the only human. A single poppy in a field of rye.

See what I mean? It’s so hard to fit in here as the only human.

Did you say you were a friend of Sakuya’s?
Not exactly… We had a rather ballistic introduction this morning.
We’re in the same class. That’s all.
I’d never have thought that stuck-up aristocrat wannabe was your brother.
Aristocrat wannabe…

He is!?

He’s a bit of a pain, so good luck, mon amie. Adieu!

I’ve never heard anything like that about Yuuya, though. Probably a twisty business!


I turned to ask Ryouta if he wanted to walk home with me, but his seat was empty.

Sir, where’s Ryouta?
He said he was going to the infirmary. Maybe you should go and see if he’s still there?

Now that I think about it, Ryouta always did have a weak stomach.
I should go to the infirmary just to make sure he’s okay.

The music cuts out.

Nobirdie’s here?
There’s no one sleeping behind the curtains and the doctor isn’t here, either.
My hunter-gatherer instincts feel no presence.
There’s nobirdie here.


No reply.
The infirmary is empty.

Weird! Did he go home already?

I feel a little nervous poking around the empty room…
Now that I think of it, I haven’t been in here much before. Unlike Ryouta, I’m perfectly healthy.

Woah, they’ve got all kinds of drugs in here!
Ethylpar, tri-fe, lucio benzene… What do these even do?
Care to find out?

No, thank you!

Shuu’s voice actor, Koyasu Takehito, is also a veteran voice actor, known more recently for voicing Dio Brando from JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure, Jade Curtiss from Tales of the Abyss, and Touga Kiryuu from Revolutionary Girl Utena.
This partridge is Iwamine Shuu, the school doctor.
He’s rather creepy in person, and has a bad reputation among the student body.
Everybirdie knows that even just talking to him can bring you down with aspergillus, psittacosis, or even worse things.
And I never even heard him come in the door.
…Ninja doctor!?

Um, I heard Ryouta… Kawara from 2-3 was supposed to be here.
Him? He’s already gone.

Why didn’t he come find me before going home?

S-sorry to bother you! I’ll be going now!

Ryouta’s already gone home… What do I do now?
I never got around to joining a club last year.
Maybe I’ll go take a look at some of my options.
I think there are clubs for baseball, soccer, track, kendo, migration, birdwatching…
Wasn’t there another one…? Anyway, I’ll start with the track team.
I ran in middle school, and it’s always funny watching the birds hop around.

I think their clubroom is on the ground floor, off to the side…
A white dove is having a tantrum outside.

Coo! (Okosan rejects it! It is a lie! A vicious falsification!)

He’s dancing around on a squished pudding.

Hey… that’s not very nice to the pudding.

Oko San does not have a voice actor listed in game, but he is voiced by Norio Wakamoto on the drama CDs, a well-known voice actor who has voiced such roles as Cell from Dragon Ball Z, The Emperor from Code Geass, and Oda Nobunaga from Sengoku Basara. He has also a had a role in the otome series Uta no Prince-sama (Shining Saotome).
This is Oko San.
He doesn’t really look it, but supposedly he’s a fantail pigeon.
…I think?
Either way, he’s hyper.

Cooooo! (Okosan instructed that pudding be provided for new members!)
Coo! (But this is no pudding! Ousted, scorned, betrayed! Dragged into the street and shot by those he trusted most!)

It’s squished and filthy, but the thing under his feet looks like normal store-bought pudding…

What’s wrong with it?
Coo, coo! (Spare the jests, young lady!)

Coooo! (They’ll rue the day they crossed Okosan! He’ll have them flayed, hanged, shot at dawn! He will!)
Coo! (Okosan must now train to achieve true pudding! Farewell!)

…And he’s gone.
He’s a good runner, but what does pudding have to do with the track team?

Things didn't go quite as I had planned, but there are plenty more days to make up for it!