Chapter 18: Bitch’s secret.
My eyes went wide open when I saw Daniel.
He knows I loathe Bitch… Why then?
I would have liked my butler to gently lead her away. The time is late, it is not any time to call ladies who are not fiancées.
Realising my gaze, Daniel sent a modest smile my way.
That silent smile was urging me to listen to Bitch’s story.
I see…… So we need her now?
Daniel can see things that we cannot. By Bitch coming to the room, he can see something related to me in the close future, and that something is very important to us.
It can’t be helped then.
“To come to a male student’s room at this time, was there something urgent? ……Well, shall we have some tea and converse? ……Daniel, please prepare a seat for the lady.”
Before I can finish my sentence, Daniel already prepared Bitch’s seat and tea at my table. He also brewed new tea, which was black tea instead of green tea.
Then I should just make a killer smile as a service. Well, I’ll let her say complaints, at least? That’s a given.
What will you do if Angelica misunderstands because you came at this time!?
Louis, too, was showing a faked welcoming smile.
“Th, thank you…… very…… much.”
Bitch made an awkward expression to our forced smiles and took her seat. In the furtive glances she stole, I saw that her eyes were watery and quivering, as if she was terrified.
Without a doubt, she realised that our smiles are fake, that she is not welcome here.
After her personality changed, she can now read the mood.
Bitch, wanting to say something, looks furtively this way, but nothing comes out of her mouth.
Since she was not saying anything and also because we can’t talk first, the room became silent to the point where I can almost hear my own heartbeat. Only the sound of us sipping tea reverberated through the room.
Bitch! You, you have story to tell, don’t you? Then will you not do something about this atmosphere!?
I momentarily glared at Bitch.
Then, as if she made up her mind, Bitch raised her head and looked at us.
“……Um…… Could you two be reincarnators!?”
To me who was becoming restless because of the mood, a bomb dropped.
Reincarnation, this development came as I thought!
Suppressing my stiff reaction with willpower, I made a peering expression.
I shortly ask, feigning that I don’t know what she is talking about.
I can’t let someone the likes of Bitch know my secret. I won’t tell it even to Louis nor to Angelica, I’ll take my secret to the grave.
……The cat’s out of the bag for Daniel, but, that’s just Daniel…… yeah.
When I saw Louis, he too was being suspicious of Bitch, and did not turn his sight away to me.
“Huh……? Is it different?”
To our reactions, Bitch panicked.
“He’s not a reincarnator, but what’s up with that flag evasion rate? ……Is this world……, could it be different?……But, it’s so similar…? And the current situation is what Yacchan talked about.”
She started murmuring to herself. It seems she’s convinced that this is the world of ‘I’ll Risk Everything for You’.
Louis was still looking suspiciously at Bitch, but I froze up at her words.
The words ‘current situation’.
That game…… does it have other hidden routes?
“Oh, what I said just now, please forget it! I’m sorry! I said something strange and took your precious time!”
“No, it’s alright. More importantly, you said something about the current situation, but if there is something you know, may you tell us what it is? We may be able to assist depending on the circumstances.”
Since Bitch’s prediction was wrong, she started trying to leave. But I promised assistance to goad information out of her.
Well, I’m not going to talk about my reincarnation here, but how about Bitch?
“Well, it is not anything important. I just…… I, I wanted to talk with the two of you!”
Seeing Bitch who forced a smile, I was convinced that her new personality had some common sense and perceptiveness. It is slightly worrying that she is a bit heedless, but it’s forgivable compared to her previous personality.
Then I should also change my attitude.
“If Daniel let you in here, it means that he concluded that it is important even if your story may be fake. So……, anything is fine, will you please tell us? Please……”
I put on a serious face and bowed.
Seeing me bow, both Louis and Bitch looked surprised.
But this is an important turning point. I can’t let this opportunity pass.
For this information, I can bow however much she wants.
My sincerity passed through, so Bitch…… no, Michelle dropped her head in silence for a moment deep in thought, but soon lifted her head in determination.
“Alright…… From here on, I will tell a story the likes of a fantasy novel. It will be hard to believe, but for me it is my current situation. And this current situation is very important to our future. I do not know how much of this story you sirs can believe. This world is full of new and strange customs…… I am not very confident in my ability to explain properly. Is it still alright?”
She warns that we would not be able to understand in advance, looking for confirmation. Michelle’s eyes looked very determined, as if she were clinging to a last hope.
I could see that she was cornered quite badly.
Is it because of Henry and Brad’s obsession I wonder. If she is a reincarnator, then she probably does understand the strangeness of the current situation.
“Ahh, I shall try.”
“I, too…… I don’t follow, but…… I shall try my best to understand.”
Thus, I make eye contact with Michelle and solemnly nod. Louis looked confused, but he gave his consent.
Relieved at our reaction, Michelle looked less strained. She let out a sigh of relief and started talking.
Her story was beyond expectation.
TN: I’ll just leave this cliff here.