Chapter 45: In the end, the villainess
It’s been a few months since I entered the school. My position had completely turned into “villainess”. I was the worst female student who would lead her entourage and arrogantly call other students “toys”, regardless of whether they were seniors or not, and take them to unpopular places.
My reputation was probably bad before, but I’m sure it’s even worse now.
“Is this really okay? I don’t know the correct answer…”
I never thought it would be so difficult to be liked by everyone. Even Tanatora-san, who said we were friends, has completely disappeared from my sight, probably because he’s scared of Julian-sama.
I thought it was annoying to be entwined with them before, but now that they are gone, it’s lonely.
“…Am I lonely? Am I really lonely?”
I sat on a bench in the courtyard, swinging my legs and staring blankly at the sky. I’ve never thought about that before. I didn’t even trust my own family in a true sense. I had lived my life by simply putting on a front and believing in myself only.
“It’s a strange feeling to have something other than yourself be important…”
“Who is it referring to?”
I jumped in surprise as someone whispered in my ear from behind. When I turned around, Julian-sama’s beautiful face was right next to mine as he bent down. I almost touched his cheeks with mine by accident.
My face suddenly became hot and I pulled away in a panic. He sat down beside me with a cheerful hum.
“You seem down lately, is it because of me?”
“Huh? What do you mean?”
“…Because you can’t talk to that senior anymore.”
That senior? Ah, he must mean Tanatora-san.
“Indeed, because Julian-sama threatened him, he stopped approaching me.”
It was refreshing to see him look down and pout, so I couldn’t help but laugh. His cheeks slightly puffed up as he looked at me.
I didn’t know that this person had such a cute side to him.
“Julian-sama has always been different from others. He’s obsessed with someone like me.”
“You’re a woman who captivates those around you.”
“Do you not know about the rumors about me? I am…”
Just as I began to speak, Julian-sama’s beautiful finger gently touched my lips.
“Other people are irrelevant. You, whom I have come to know over the course of eight years, are the truth that is important to me.”
My heart aches. I can’t think of how to explain this feeling.
My lips, touched by him, grow hot and seem to move as if enchanted. (TL: Vague description)
“And besides, I’ve become completely addicted to your bad personality.”
I pout and turn away. Julian-sama chuckles merrily.
“I’m not letting you win, Julian-sama!”
“Only in front of you.”
“I’m not happy about that at all!”
Even though my face turns bright red as I retort, it seems to have no effect.
“Hmm? What is it?”
“Thank you… for encouraging me.”
Actually, to an outsider, it might not seem like much of an encouragement, but at least it was enough to reach me.
Julian-sama looked at me with a mixed expression of embarrassment and joy as I said those words, and he smiled kindly.
Even though he wasn’t touching me anymore, the heat remaining on my lips just wouldn’t dissipate.