Chapter 08: Dates always have disturbances……
I knew in advance that we would meet today.
However, the location was different. In the game, it would have been in the hallway in front of the office. As I knew that in advance, I took care of all my work yesterday to avoid this, and chose the courtyard furthest away from that place, and yet this happens!
Why did you come all the way over here!? In addition with such amount, too!!
I unconsciously stared at the four who could not read the mood — Robert, Douglas, Hughie and Bitch — with a blank expression.
You interrupted my oasis time. You want me to crush you, right?
I realised I was building up a murderous look in my eyes. Right now, I was wearing my rage around me.
Since Douglas knew me for a long time, he panicked when he saw my expressions, but the three behind him did not realise a thing. Because of that, my frustration built up even further!
What do you want!?
I was just about to coax Angelica, but you just had to interrupt!
I carry out various patterns of revenge in my head. I examined which would be the most effective.
I could also feel my face was twisting into horrible expression.
But then, someone gently patted my shoulder. It was Daniel.
When I furtively took a look, he was slowly shaking his head…… Calm down, me.
I sighed once, and made the usual smile.
“Hey…… Quite the unusual combination, eh? What about Jessica and April?”
I was sarcastically hinting that betrothed people should not approach other girls, but Robert was not shaken up at all. ‘Ahh, it’s different,’ he responded cooly with a smile.
Hughie awkwardly averted the gaze of his orange eyes, and Douglas — whose fiancée died last year due to disease — hid his eyes with one hand and scratched his green-haired head.
“So, do you some business?”
I know what you’re going to say, so I’ll give you attention. I want get over with this charade quickly and play with Angelica.
“Ahh! Michelle wanted to thank you herself, so we were all looking for you! Come on, Michelle!”
Robert gleefully explained and pushed Bitch over towards us.
Bitch locked her fingers in front her chest and twiddled her fingers in hesitation.
Do you mind talking already? And, quickly disappear from my sight!
“Yes! Thank you for breaking the fall and catching me yesterday!! Thanks to you, I was unhurt! Also, sorry for surprising you with that!”
While I maintained my smile and listened on, Bitch said that and bowed. Only to me!!
I think I’m about to frown. Suppressing that, my face grows ever darker.
In the game, Kyle would say, ‘What an interesting child,’ which raised his affection, but for me you’re just picking a fight, you know?
Why would Kyle’s affection increase in this encounter!? There’s a threshold for bearing these things!
“…You don’t really need to thank me, but, I’d like you to properly apologise to Angelica, you see?”
I was at my limits but I managed to say that with a soft voice and smile.
“Ah! Sorry! ———Angelica-san, I’m sorry for yesterday! Were you hurt anywhere?”
Bringing both hands to her hand as if she just realised, she apologised to Angelica panicking.
Every action looks like a farce.
Is it because I only have animosity for her?
When I turned my gaze towards Angelica, she too must have been displeased as well. She was making a smile just like her brother’s.
Mm, that side of you is cute as well.
My frustration lifted in an instant.
Truly, it’s Angelica magic.
“Please don’t trouble yourself over it. I did not receive any injuries.”
“Thank goodness! I was so worried about that!!”
I felt as if I could almost hear her go ‘hah~’ as Bitch smiled. Then, I realised her eyes were looking at the object on the table.
“That flower…… it’s very pretty”
I could tell that she wanted it even without having to read between the lines.
“Pretty, is it not? I received it from Kyle-sama.”
Angelica responded as if she didn’t realise Bitch’s feeling, but she looked very unpleasant.
And of course, Robert could not read the mood.
“Well there are many flowers, so why not share one? It’s okay, right, Kyle?”
Of course it’s not!
In a sense, he really doesn’t change, does he!?
Angelica too was almost reaching her limit, twitching her eyebrows rapidly.
I also don’t want to see my smiling face. It probably became very scary.
Still, I have to take care of this here, or else Angelica will explode in frustration……
Breathing in and out many times and calming myself, I talked to them with a smile (which may have been twitching).
“I can’t possibly do that. These flowers are my feelings toward her, so even one less flower would degrade its meaning…”
“Is that so?”
“Yes. Also, the receiver would feel happier if it’s from the person they like.”
Robert is indeed an idiot……
Saying, “I’ll give you the same flower” or something. For a betrothed man to say that to someone other than his fiancée……
Furthermore, doing that in front of her friend……
How much of an idiot are you!?
Furtively stealing a look at Angelica, she was blushing bright red and was lowering her head. Looking at her, she doesn’t seem to have heard Robert’s statement.
Her irritation also seemed to have stopped, as was no longer twitching her eyebrows.
Because she understood my flowers’ meaning, did she get embarrassed?
In the game, the event would have ended with a cynical remark from Angelica, but… today was alright.
Hm. Then, should I say it for her?
“Hm, you know that there’s etiquette class in school, right? If you want, you can apply for extra classes, you see?”
For you lot who do not know what courtesy means, you should get some manners knocked into your head!
To my nasty remark, Hughie’s and Douglas’s face reddened.
But it seems like it didn’t work on Robert and Bitch, since they were making a face that looked as if was saying ‘So? Eh, what is it?”
……It must be easy being an idiot.
After the four went away, as I was taking stroll in the garden to refresh myself, I realised I needed to discipline my mind more, so I felt like purifying myself by sitting beneath a waterfall……
Angelica was just that cute, but I won’t show that to anyone else.
In the language of flowers, these are the meanings:
One flower … fell in love at first sight.
Six flowers … madly in love with you.
Pink tulip … true love
Gypsophila … purity
I don’t know much about flowers, but that’s so sweet.
Recently I picked up two web novels, one called ‘Honzuki no Gekokujou ~ Shisho Ni Naru Tame Ni Shudan wo Erande iraremasen ~’ and another called ‘Tsumi Kake Tensei Ryoushu no Kaikaku’. Both are reincarnation novels, but unlike most that involve fighting, these are more focused on economic/technological development and politics, so I really liked them. I finished about one third for both of them. I am thinking of translating them, but not right now until I’m finished with this beauty.