Chapter 16: The mystery seems to ever increase.
First, we decided to continue observing Bitch.
We also decided to increase our target of observation, that is……
One of the love interests, the bespectacled bastard boyfriend Brad. (TN: kichiku megane in raw, for those who know)
This guy, he’s acting strangely.
Talking about Bitch and Robert in front of Jessica as if to make her jealous, or leading Bitch and Hughie in front of April.
And when Angelica goes to chastise Bitch, he stares at Angelica with a strange look.
Today, he approached Jessica, who was with Louis, and asked, ‘I wonder what Robert is doing now?’ The students already know the two broke their engagement. Normally one wouldn’t think of asking such a thing.
Moreover, Brad is the etiquette teacher. I can’t understand why he would act in such a way.
On top of that, he seemed to have made a creepy grin as he looked at the angry Louis.
Also, he seems to be making Henry be more possessive of Bitch.
Whenever Henry and Bitch are a having a pleasant conversation, he squeezes in between them, unnecessarily touching her or talking with another love interest.
When Bitch becomes flustered because of this, he then smiles wryly.
……I have no idea what he wants.
In the game, Brad’s setting was that he is ‘a friendly etiquette teacher on the surface, but a bespectacled bastard deep down’.
Silver-haired and wearing slim-frame glasses, teaching classes with a warm smile, I recall my little sister agonising over the still.
As the story progresses, he reveals his true nature and proceeds on to sweet ‘discipline’, which is really just sexual harassment……
I remember my little sister huffing and moaning over this still, making me rather queasy, something I wish I didn’t have to remember.
Brad in this world must be a bespectacled bastard in this world as well. But in the game he didn’t do anything like this.
……Just what is going on?
The more I investigate, the deeper the mystery gets. I am so very confused.
How should I deal with this mystery……
Should I just stop investigating?
Or so I thought for a moment.
However, Brad is getting dangerously closely to girls such as Angelica, Jessica and April, so if he is scheming something, I’ll have to do something!
Henry’s actions are disturbing too, I need to put more focus into making countermeasures.
“……We have to tell the ladies to never act on their own…… Actually, it might be dangerous even if they are together……”
“Indeed. Even if we dispatch our butlers, we still can’t predict their next moves.”
“Yeah. For example, if that is the predestined fate, the butler do not seek to change it, so we can’t expect to use them to avoid disaster.”
Since we are unable to predict the actions of Henry and Brad, ‘the two big perverts’ of the game, we first must secure the safety of the girls.
Because of the ability ‘butlers’ have, they also act as bodyguards in school, but they have something called ‘domain’ and they do not overstep that bound.
Thus when there is a crisis and the butlers determine it do be an unshakable fate, they do not intervene in these. So we can’t rely completely on butlers for the girls’ safety.
Butlers with more power seem to be able to see more futures, so their ‘domain’ is also wider. So their actions as butlers are completely different.
They actively intervene in events.
So more powerful butlers are always in demand.
However, as the butlers have the final say in choosing the contract, having power and money does not guarantee a superb butler.
It’s quite fortunate to have the best butler available for me.
If the butlers have the ability on par with Daniel, I can rest easy and assign them the task of guarding, but unfortunately it’s not possible.
Also, butlers do not see the future of anyone else other than their masters. So I can’t leave Daniel to guard Angelica and others.
If I do that it’s also same as insulting Angelica’s butler. Intervening in another butler’s bounds is akin to saying ‘you are an incompetent butler’.
So I can’t use Daniel here.
Then…… it’s up to us to protect them, eh?
“……Starting tomorrow, the six of us should act as a group.”
“For now, that might be the best action……”
We faced each other, both looking very disappointed, and decided on our plan for tomorrow. Then we sipped some green tea from Daniel and sighed heavily.
We had to end today’s meeting without being able to create a proper plan……
The next day, except in class the six of stuck together while continuing the investigation……
He is cleverly leading Bitch’s actions to make us angry.
Then he watches from afar, enjoying our reactions……
Yes! He’s enjoying it!!
Normally he puts on a meek smile. However, behind those glasses, we can see the sinister look of rapture!
That is the face of a sadist. No, more like a degenerate?
He gets excited from seeing our disturbed expressions. The way he looks at us in ecstasy is really terrifying.
Also, even though it was him who drew Bitch and other men closer, he looks at them very jealously…… Is he also a hardcore masochist……?
Then when he realises that we are there, he shoots us a strange gaze as well!
That is definitely the eyes of a predator that found new prey.
Those eyes were terrifying enough to almost make us chicken out.
It could be that the two of us are in most danger……
After we observed for some days, we saw that Bitch acted strangely sometimes.
It happens for a few minutes, or even few dozen minutes, and it feels like her personality has changed.
Brad even aims for those moments, teasing her with different methods, where Bitch is caught up in them.
When I read Louis’s report of a ‘helter-skelter Bitch’, I couldn’t believe my eyes, but when her personality is changed she is indeed always flustered.
She feigns composure, but it shows through.
Maybe Hughie’s the only one who doesn’t realise it? No, it might unexpectedly be Henry who doesn’t realise it.
With each passing day, Bitch’s change became more noticeable. By the fifth day, her personality completely changed.
She was acting cautiously, her change being so great, but it was almost as if an alien became human.
Superficially, she lets herself get led by Brad and gets together with others, but I could tell that she was treading carefully to not offend Henry and Brad.
Her smiles sometimes just freeze up, and when Henry and Brad act obsessively her eyes well up with tears.
More mysteries now…… My head is already overloaded.
Just what’s going to happen from here on?
TN: Kichiku megane… that was some shocking stuff for me (my first BL experience). But it is quite interesting XD.