|Dark Knight Rising|
|Volume||Light Novel Volume 10|
Be My Friend (chapter)
Dark Knight Rising is chapter 119 of the Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Light Novel series. It is chapter seven of volume ten.
Christmas Eve had arrived and both Sena and Kodaka went to the Mass with Sena only caring for Kobato's performance. Kodaka had to do all the preparation for the party alone. Yozora and Yukimura were also preparing for the party. Rika, however, was not in the mood for the party because of her hatred for crowds. Kobato, Maria and Kate performed on the Mass. In the Play, Kobato and Maria exchanged their most precious possessions with each other, which Kodaka found to be both noble and wonderful. The Christmas party took place afterward. Although Kodaka found it abnormal that Sena would assist in the party, she declared it was because both he and Yozora had giving it their best that she had to come. While there, they found Aoi Yusa as a receptionist since she was from the student council. After checking their IDs, they entered the gym. There, the male students lined up to give gifts to Sena who politely accepted them with a lady-like smile. Kodaka, who couldn't get the time to talk to her, stood alone for awhile until Yozora came along and chatted with him. She had stood-in for Hinata Hidaka for the preparation of the party and all other responsibilities of hers. Kodaka praised her and encouraged her to go for the presidential elections which she declined with a faint smile calling all her hard work an act! She was, as she said, only copying some heroine and leaders and it all worked out. Hinata, dressed as Santa, gave a speech afterward which was apparently written by Yozora judging from the weird stuff that was in the speech. Aoi was next and gave an out-of-place speech, with it finished, both Hinata and Yozora left the party to continue studying. Kodaka did his best to serve food and drinks and, while in the middle of it he noticed Rika standing outside the gym. He tried persuading her that she should enter since she was dressing up and said: "I want to go with you." and when she asked him: "as a friend?" he said yes so she had no choice but to do so. After some chat, Kodaka convinced her to go into the crowd to get some food while informing her that he was the one who made the fried chicken and the seafood curry. Suddenly, Sena was surrounded by some girls asking her about the gift that Suagawa had given her, yet Sena couldn't remember him which causes them to be even more sore about it. A girl named Akiko apparently had a crush on him for a long time now while he had one on Sena. The girls accused her of ogling guys. Sena had enough with their accusations, so she gave them the whole gift bag and told them to take all the gifts since she didn't care about any of the guys. This made them act even worse towards her so they pushed the bag of gifts and her own bag too. Realizing that a small gift that was important to her was pushed, she began shouting and insulting the girls. Although the girls were in the wrong, her words made her look even worse than them and people began to speak ill of her. On the verge of crying, Yozora appeared and stood up for Sena, saying worse things to the people. Yozora pleaded that they all just be kind to one another. One of the guys approached them with anger which made Kodaka jump in. Two girls took off his wig and glasses and began fighting and talking down to him. Rika, attempted to stop him. He stated that it was all a mask and he now only wants to protect those few that he treasures. While kicking and being kicked, a guy showed up and stopped him with a judo shoulder throw. It was Matsuyama the one who had kept the score in the basketball game the other day with him.