Chapter 31: Dear God (Angelica-sama), I repent.
A serious chapter(?)
Since there are some stuff left over, it might get serious from here on.
Having enjoyed the ‘punishment’ with Angelica, I need to speak to her about the future.
‘Punishment’ was an effect shock therapy that removed grief from her face. If I am to bring it up, it should be now.
I lift Angelica off from my lap and place her down next to me on the sofa. When I gazed down at her face, which was still dyed red, she too fixed herself up having noticed the change in the atmosphere.
“What is it, Kyle-sama?”
“Regarding this incident…… I decided to speed up the betrothal between Louis and Jessica. It will be done tonight. Also, Jessica won’t be coming to classes for some time. During that time, Louis will be nursing Jessica, so there might be weird rumours……”
When I explained this much, she seemed to have understood everything. “Alright. I’ll do my utmost to follow up,” she responded.
She really does have good insight. If I tell her one thing, she gets ten things.
That aspect is similar to Louis.
A superb family, indeed.
The commotion this time makes a great material for nobles, whom by nature love gossip.
The retirement of the teacher who had rumours about him. The hurried betrothal between the two who came out of his room. On top of that, those two are staying in the same room for days.
It’s practically saying, ‘make conjectures please.’
Nobles just love to gossip. By tomorrow, wrong conjectures will spread in rumours as if they were true. And it’s hard to suppress gossip that has already spread. Then, the surrounding people have to follow up properly.
Three couples came out of that room.
As the people directly involved, if we continue to act as usual, or even friendlier, we’ll be able to avoid vulgar rumours.
Louis is involved as well, so there should be no shocking developments for Jessica. By the time she comes out of that room, she’ll have become one happy girl.
If Jessica is happy, there will be less people making false conjectures.
Louis is the person to protect Jessica even if he is forced to change. Even if that is due to formless rumours of bad taste.
Louis has quite the political acumen for his age.
Furthermore, regarding matters on Angelica and Jessica, he effortlessly eliminated sons and daughters of nobles.
Regarding Jessica, there aren’t any students who would dare go against Louis in this country.
So, while we are absent from their side, it should be fine if Angelica protects Jessica’s reputation.
She has that much power, huh. Come to think of it, there were bad rumours floating around at the time of the incident with Robert. But Angelica had protected Jessica then as well.
If it’s for that, she does not hesitate to borrow my authority.
This time, because she feels guilt, she is trying to protect Jessica even harder………
It’s hard for us to defend Jessica in women’s society. So we have to ask Angelica to do it, but I’m worried about her.
We’ll never know who was the most hurt person in this incident. However, it’s sure that Angelica did get hurt as well. Even though I know it, to request such a thing, I wonder if I’m a cruel fiancé.
Yet, I trust her. And I believe that this is the best way to heal her wound.
“……Angelica…… Indeed, the incident this time did stem from your hasty actions. ……However, that’s not it. Ultimately, it was me who made this blown out of proportion. Even if he may have been a base criminal, it was me who destroyed his mind. Even if that may have been the best possible choice, it was me who ended up hurting you……”
However, as I did not wish to make her feel more conscientious, I chose my words carefully and spoke politely to her.
“This incident, as the person who hesitated until the end, I am most at fault. The most sinful one this time is ‘me’.
I want to lighten her burden. As such, I confess directly to the last person that I wished to tell this to.
Angelica opened her eyes wide at first, but soon she clung onto my chest with her strong will being reflected in her eyes as though she made up her mind.
“If Kyle-sama says so, then that’s what I will think as well. ……However, I’m Kyle-sama’s fiancée. I too should be held responsible!”
In my embrace, slowly but surely, Angelica declared, “Let me bear this burden with you……” in a small and faint voice.
I was moved to tears by her love, her declaration that my sin is also hers. With that emotion, I hugged her tightly, to which I heard a ‘kufuun’ sound from her. I can only say that was a satisfied voice……
Dear God in heaven! Thank you for giving me the best wife in the world!!
Like how I think Angelica as ‘cute’ or ‘lovely’ in any situation, she too just said that she likes me however I am.
I managed to collect my fragile mentality to somehow.
Also, although it’s a pity, I have to shake off this sweet mood for my mental health.
Because, at this rate, there will be an R-18 flag in no time!
Having thought that, I hugged her tightly once more and separated myself. Led by that movement, she looks up at me, to which I flash a mischievous smile.
“However, don’t do that again, got that? The wolf this time wanted to eat you up slowly, but there are also wolves that like to wolf down, okay?”
(TN: No pun intended.)
I make sure one last time.
And, I should teach her something important……
“Also, I’m a wolf too…… if you’re too defenceless, I might eat you up whole?”
I smirked and warned her.
To my words, Angelica reddened like a boiled squid, and was opening and closing her mouth without a word.
Since that was too cute, I kissed her on the forehead with a flamboyant sound……
The distance between the two changed after the kidnapping incident.
As such, Kyle’s behaviour and his way of talking is changing slightly.
This bit feels like an otome game.
……I just realised that the title did have otome game in it.
After much deliberation, I decided that asking for permission from the author would not be the best choice of action. Although I want to thank the author and let her know, I am too scared to take the risk. Though I feel the pangs of conscience, I would hate it more to not be able to translate this work. So no message.
……Sorry for being such a spineless translator. I hope you still can enjoy reading these.