Mungkin Aku bisa membuat teman dengan ketertarikan yang sama. Sebagian diriku berpikir tindakan seperti ini tidak seperti aku, sedangkan sebagian lainnya sangatlah tertarik terhadap perkembangan ini. Aku berharap kalau, di masa depan, persaingan diantara kelas tidak akan menciptakan celah diantara kita diantara kita.
— Hiyori Shiina, Volume 7, "I Wish We Can Become Friends" cerita pendek
|Ulang Tahun||21 Januari|
|Warna Mata||Violet Gradient|
|Aktivitas Klub||Klub Perayaan Teh|
|Afiliasi||Advanced Nurturing High School|
Hiyori Shiina (
Hiyori memiliki rambut silver panjang dan pita hitam. Dia biasanya mengenakan seragam sekolahnya.
Hiyori adalah gadis pendiam, walau sesekali dia terlihat sering tersenyum. Dia adalah penyendiri di kelasnya.
Dia selalu membawa buku dengannya di tasnya jikalau dia bertemu seseorang yang memiliki ketertarikan yang sama dengan dia di kesastraan seperti dia. Sejak tidak ada seorang pun di Kelas-C yang masuk ke sastra, dia tidak memiliki seseorang untuk diajak bicara.
Dia selalu bicara dengan cara yang sopan. Dia tidak suka bagaimana kelasnya bersaing dengan satu sama lain, hanya ingin setiap orang untuk menjadi teman.
Dia benar-benar ingin berteman dengan Kiyotaka Ayanokōji, saat dia membantunya mencapai buku di tempat yang salah di perpustakaan dan mulai berbicara tentang novel misteri.
Kemampuan Intelektual Sunting
Hiyori diketahui memiliki intuisi yang tajam itulah kenapa dia terkadang ditugaskan untuk mengumpulkan informasi dan barang bukti, walau dia tidak pernah serius tentang itu.
Ketika Haruka menjatuhkan cangkir kopi kosongnya ke tanah, Hiyori tahu dengan tepat berapa banyak gula didalamnya, untuk permulaan, dan mendapatkan secangkir kopi baru dengan jumlah gula yang sama untuk Haruka nantinya.
Kemampuan Akademis Sunting
Tidak banyak diketahui tetang latar belakan akademisnya, bagaimanapun, satu hal yang pasti: nilai yang dia dapat dalam penilaiannya oleh S-system mengindikasikan bahwa dia termasuk dalam eselon atas di antara rekan-rekannya.
Hiyori pertama kali membuat debut pada Volume 6 ketika Kakeru memintanya untuk menemaninya untuk memberikan rencananya untuk memata-matai Kelas-D. Mereka memulai dengan menyapa anggota Kelompok Ayanokōji yang sedang belajar bersama disekitar meja kelompok. Setelah mendapatkan isi ulang kopinya, Haruka menjatuhkan cangkir kopinya ke tanah setelah menabrak Kakeru yang kemudian dia membuat provokasi dan respon yang ketat melalui penghancuran cangkir lagi. Ini membuatnya menjadi sedih dengannya. Beberapa argumen diberikan dan Hiyori ditinggal sendirian oleh Kakeru. Hiyori meminta maaf ke Haruka atas kesalahan Kakeru dan mengklaim bahwa dia tidak ingin untuk memata-matai Kelas-D walau dia disisi lain tertarik.
Saat mereka mendiskusikan identitas "X", dalang yang bekerja dibawah bayang-bayang Kelas-D, dia mengklaim secara intuisif kalau itu bukanlah Suzune, yang dimana Haruka dan Akito percaya dengan kuat sekali sejak tidak ada seorang pun di Kelas-D yang lebih superior ketimbang dirinya — and that Suzune's the only one that comes to their mind as possible candidate for "X"'s identity. Hiyori's hunch, though, stems from the scenes where Kiyotaka frequently orbits Suzune whenever their class faces demise and downfall, leading her into an intuitive hypothesis that, perhaps, Suzune's just a cover-up. While Teruhiko snobbishly turned down Hiyori after she "supposedly disturbed" their group's study routine, Haruka instead defended her and expressed her extreme gratitude after replacing the coffee she dropped earlier. Strangely enough, the amount of sugar placed and agitated into Haruka's coffee is similar to the amount Haruka put in, to begin with.
In Volume 7, between the bookshelves under the library's section for mystery genre, Kiyotaka meet Hiyori. While the former was thinking on borrowing another book, he observed a girl who was trying hard to reach the book titled, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. Kiyotaka helped the girl without realizing that it was Hiyori. After he grabbed the book and gave it to her, the latter expressed her gratitude, and then afterwards, Kiyotaka spontaneously asked whether Hiyori likes Brontë's works or not. She responded by telling that she doesn't have any special preference over the author and she just wants to put the book in the right place, in the right shelf, in the right section of the library.
After her disclosure, with an interested outlook, Hiyori noticed the book titled, Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler, that Kiyotaka was holding — the exact book that he succeeded from Suzune. That book, as Hiyori claimed, is a popular masterpiece that is being borrowed by a lot of sophomores, making the book's occurrence to be rare. She wanted to re-read it but didn't have the chance to find it. However, Hiyori stated that there's no problem with Kiyotaka borrowing the said book since she had a collection of interesting books in the library at her disposal. She boldly declares that she'll read each of them until she graduates.
Kiyotaka was about to leave the scene to execute the purpose he initially had in the library, but Hiyori didn't seem to be satisfied with their small talk after finding someone who seemingly has similar tastes with her when it comes to books. To continue further the conversation, Hiyori asked if Kiyotaka wants to borrow another book, to which he denied. Hiyori then immediately turned her attention to one of the selves in the mystery section and asked if he had already read Dorothy Sayers' works. Kiyotaka claimed that he has read Christie's but not any of Dorothy's. Hiyori recommended the first among Lord Peter series by Dorothy — Whose Body?. She affirmed that once he starts reading the said book, he'll be entranced to keep reading the sequel.
Hiyori noticed that it seems Kiyotaka is not particularly interested in the matter but doesn't have the heart to refuse her, so she immediately apologized afterwards for talking incessantly about books. He cleared up her uneasiness by telling her that he's just perplexed for a while but was genuinely interested in borrowing the book she recommended. Hiyori was pleased with his response, thus, inviting Kiyotaka to have a lunch together. While the latter didn't expect this development — thinking that the whole thing is a fragment of Kakeru's plan — the former stated she's just a girl who doesn't have friends to talk about novels. Though classes 1-C and 1-D are currently in conflict, since she doesn't have any interest in joining in engaging either parties involved, she stated that mingling with him will not bore a problem.
After mutual consent, both of them went and a lunch break in the cafeteria. There, Hiyori had a problem in choosing a meal from the menu but in the end, she bought what Kiyotaka had chosen. Kiyotaka offered a helping hand after noticing that Hiyori was having a trouble in handling her tray due to her bag. After few dialogues, the former went to carry the latter's bag and notice that it was quite heavy — due to the fact that it was filled with mystery-related books. As they sat next to each other, Kiyotaka opened the conversation by asking her whether Hiyori usually have a lunch in the cafeteria or not. She denied the question and claimed that she always buy lunch at the convenience store in the morning and eat them in the classroom, so technically, it is a rare event for her. She asked the similar query to him and said that he prefers the taste of food in the cafeteria than in convenience store.
Meanwhile, in Kiyotaka's monologue, he noted that the way Hiyori hold the chopsticks is exceptionally charming. After that, Hiyori affirmed that the cafeteria food is delicious and the way Kiyotaka compared the taste of foods sold between the two source will be kept in mind. The latter then asked whether it was the former's first time to eat at the cafeteria, to which she replied that it was certainly the case. She wanted for so long to have a lunch there before but lost the heart to do so given that, to her, it's too far from her classroom. Following the scene where they finish their meals respectively, they talk again back to book. While Hiyori was taking out the book from her bag, Kiyotaka immediately acknowledges that her choice of the book is nice. Knowing and confirming that both of them indeed like mystery, Hiyori looks elated. Kiyotaka noticed that the book she took out from her bag isn't from the library. She confirmed that it was from her personal collection of books that she always brings. The lunch break ended with Hiyori allowing Kiyotaka to take the book titled, Ellery Queen and his promise afterwards to return the book to her soon.
|Guru Pembimbing||Kazuma Sakagami|
|Ketua Kelas||Kakeru Ryūen • Mio Ibuki|
|Murid||Satoru Kaneda • Hiyori Shiina • Albert Yamada • Daichi Ishizaki • Reo Kondō • Kyogo Komiya • Shiho Manabe • Nanami Yabu • Saki Yamashita • Rika Morifuji • Takumi Oda • Hidetoshi Suzuki • Masashi Sonoda • Yūya Yūki • Yūji Nomura • Mariko Yajima|