That’s a lie, right?
“… First of all, don’t tell anyone about this… especially to Dante… also, please don’t ask Dante things like ‘Do you have someone you like?’ okay?”
I left school after given a warning.
… Eliza, she strangely has low self-esteem, doesn’t she?
Did something happen to her in the past?
I thought so in the shaking carriage.
“… Olga-sama, is something the matter?”
“… No, it’s nothing.”
The truth is that I did want to ask Dante whether he has someone he likes, but Eliza stopped me from doing it, so I won’t do it.
… I would hate if we couldn’t be friends anymore just because I exposed Eliza’s feelings.
We are friends no more! … I can’t imagine her saying that though.
I truly cannot believe that the contrast between her strong-will and low self-esteem.
… I realized that strong will and self-esteem don’t necessarily scale proportionately.
… Right, I came up with something good!
She did tell me not to ask Dante, but she did not say anything about Rishell, yeah!?
… I’m almost sure that Rishell has noticed Eliza’s feelings anyway!
… Weird rumors might come out of it, so I have to be careful, but this is a chance!
“Ah, s, sorry.”
Keith seemed to be startled by my sudden loud shriek.
… A hunk with a surprised face is still a hunk, huh.
Gee~ staying beautiful no matter what you do, how envious.
… Keith is so cool I could make money from selling his photographs.
Rather, isn’t the face value around me way too high?
Roses are clearly visible in everyone’s background…
“… Olga-sama, are you thinking about something strange?”
“… No, what might you talking about?”
Noticed by Keith who is quick on the uptake, I tried to deceive him.
“… That being the case, Rishell. I have something I want to ask you, may I!?”
“… I don’t know what is happening and what is this about, but please go ahead. I will answer if it’s within my ability.”
… Make hay while the sun shines.
Wanting to act quickly, I came to the castle the next day after school.
… Here, I won’t get seen by other people, so no rumors should spread!
… Maybe just a little while talking alone, but a little is better than getting seen completely.
“… Am I fine being here?”
“… Ah, right.”
Dante said somewhat hesitantly.
Which reminds me, this fellow is Rishell’s guard, so he always stays by his side.
… He can’t be here while we talk.
“Ah, sorry. Could I have you leave as well, Dante?”
“Eh, something you want to talk about with me not around… surely not, the announce-”
“Don’t say stupid things.”
We are currently worried about the rumors in the school, yet this fellow mentions it and brings on the wrath upon himself.
… Thanks to that, Dante shrunk down.
No way~ my legs gave up~
“Ah~ sorry, my legs had-”
“I am stupid for saying something stupid, right!? I will apologize, so stop already! … Then, please take your time!”
Dante left the room after grinning at Rishell.
… What’s up with him?
“… What’s up with him?”
“… Who knows?”
… Dante’s grin left even his master Rishell unawares, so a delicate atmosphere flowed in the room.
… You fool, Dante. This is your fault.
“… So, what is it? What did you want to ask me?”
“Ah, right~… you know, I will ask directly… does Dante have someone he likes?”
… The moment I asked, the smile on Rishell’s stiffened.
“… Ri, Rishell?”
“… Why you might be asking this?”
What do I do, it’s not like I can tell him the reason…
Asking Rishell about this is barely passing, so telling him the reason would be an out!
I don’t want my friendship to be broken!
“… Ah, err~ umm.”
“… You can’t tell me?”
“Too close, too close, too close!”
… Right now, I’m regretting terribly.
Even unreasonableness has limits.
… Although this is not really unreasonable, I feel that Rishell’s gaze is trying to kill me right now!?
Rather, I’m gradually getting pushed to the wall though!
“… I hope this is not it, but Olga? … Do you perhaps like Dante?”
“You are totally wrong!”
How did it become like this!?
And why does he need to ask that while pushing me against a wall!?
We are on the verge of Kabedon though!?
“… It’s not like that?”
Dante is my friend, not the person I love, alright!
… When I stressed that, Rishell laughed.
I’m glad I did not get Kabedon-ed.
“… Then, why did you ask?”
It seems he returned back to normal.
Get away from me! Rishell who received such gaze from me shrugged his shoulders and separated from me a little.
“… Yes, well, this and that, you know.”
“Ah, Eliza, huh.”
“How did you know!?”
Did Eliza consult with Rishell too!?
… No, that can’t be.
Looking at her state the last time, I doubt she told anyone else about it.
Rishell looked at me somewhat pitifully as he spoke up.
“… Eliza is easy to understand, you know? You are just too dense.”
… No, aren’t you too cruel!?