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That Donato person was no longer involved with me and Nadia by himself after the incident on the terrace.
I guess he realized it was a bad idea to mess with us.
Furthermore, his reputation at school has already plummeted. Donato will be held accountable for everything he does.
…Well, when the Crown Prince is around, he’s like a fox who uses the tiger’s strength to make a sarcastic remark.
And Lady Carina’s and the ladies’ relationships with their fiancéess (except Nadia) have deteriorated to the point where the mere sight of each other is enough to send angry shouts and screams echoing through the academy.
I can’t believe what I’m seeing and hearing, and I’m wondering if this is truly the Imperial Academy representing the Empire…
But in my dreams, everything is fine.
I couldn’t change the course of events from the engagement to the labyrinth, but the attack itself was a satisfying accomplishment.
“… I’m wondering if this nightmare is going to end tomorrow.”
I muttered to myself as I sat on a bench in the school courtyard, staring at the moon in the night sky.
“Ivan… What are you contemplating?”
Nadia was the one who appeared.
“Hahaha… No, I was thinking it would be the end of our three happy years together tomorrow.”
“…I suppose so…”
Nadia is sitting next to me, also gazing up at the moon.
“…Ivan has made it possible for me to enjoy my time at school. Thank you kindly.”
“I feel the same way…”
I told Nadia, looking at Nadia’s lonely, smiling profile,
“…What will Nadia do after graduation?”
I pose the obvious question to her.
She has only two options: either it will be everything I dreamed of, or she will end up being Donato’s wife without it.
“… Actually, I’ve been considering something.”
“Is there something you’re thinking about…”
What Nadia is thinking about… I’ve never heard her talk about it in my dreams, at least.
That made me feel strangely uneasy.
“Fufu… So, Ivan, will you please lend me your support? I want it to be a success.”
Nadia gave me a friendly smile.
Her indigo eyes shone with determination. I was drawn in by their brilliance and absorbed into my heart.
“Yes—I would be delighted if my prayer could grant your wish.”
Nadia took my right hand in her delicate hands and squeezed it tightly.
It’s as if she refuses to let go.
But… Nadia and I are just friends.
I still can’t cross the line with Nadia, Donato’s fiancée, who is right in front of me.
Unless the events of my dream become a reality.
So I take a gentle step back from her hand.
At least until tomorrow, when we’ll see how it all comes to an end.
If my dream comes true, I will do everything in my power to save her, as I always have.
But what if the dream is just a dream, and we end up separated with nothing?
“Nadia… please give me one more day.”
I bowed deeply and turned away from her reaching hands.
“Haha… Finally, this dream has come to an end…”
The morning of my graduation finally arrived, and I smiled as I awoke. Of course, I had a nightmare last night.
But, as of today, I will no longer be plagued by such dreams.
…No, they will haunt me for the rest of my life…
“That’s all right!”
I clap both cheeks and get up to shake off the sadness.
No matter if I cry or laugh, today is the last day at the academy.
I got dressed and exited the room.
Donato was walking past my door, and he snorted as soon as he saw me.
Haha, this is probably the last time I’ll see his face.
I shake my head and finish my breakfast at the cafeteria before leaving the dorm and heading to the auditorium for the graduation ceremony.
“Good morning, Ivan.”
As usual, Nadia says it to me with a smile.
Hahaha… Normally, hearing her voice or seeing her face causes my heart to race, but the thought that this could be the last time causes my chest to tighten…
“Good morning, Nadia… did you get enough sleep last night?”
“Yes! I had a nice conversation with Ivan in the courtyard before going to bed, and I slept well.”
Nadia smiled brightly.
She is the sweetest girl I’ve ever met…
“Come on, let’s go to the graduation ceremony!”
“What!? Hey, wait!?”
She bolts, taking my hand in hers without hesitation.
But what if other students notice us this way?!
“We can’t hold hands in school, Nadia!”
“It’s all right, Fufu! It’s the last day of school anyway, and I’m not going to let anyone tell me what to do or not do! “
Nadia says it as if she’s holding it.
I feel guilty for causing her trouble, but at the touch of her soft hand and her smile, I wish with all my heart that this time could last forever.
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