Chapter 49: Surprised Ladies
After finishing the morning classes without incident, I came to the cafeteria with my entourage.
“What kind of expression of love from a man would make you happy?”
It was just a casual question, but Sanna opened her mouth in surprise and dropped the sandwich she was holding.
“What are you doing? Are you okay?”
“You don’t need to apologize.”
Not just Sanna, but other young ladies around me had the same expression on their faces. Was my question that strange?
After a gulp, Sanna nervously spoke up.
“Well, it’s just my personal feeling, so I don’t know about others.”
“I would be happy not only with words, but also with things like flowers.”
Flowers. Certainly, I would be happy to receive them as well.
Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever received anything from a man other than my brothers. Even my birthday gifts were from the royal family, not just from Julian-sama individually.
“…I really am a disliked noble lady.”
“Oh, I’m sorry. There’s no woman who wouldn’t be happy to receive a bouquet, right?”
I nodded in agreement with Sanna’s opinion and turned to the Viscount’s daughter who was sitting across from her.
Just like Sanna, she stiffened her body and replied.
“I-Is a love letter not good enough?”
“Well…it’s not that it’s not good enough. But it would be nice if you could give it to me directly while looking into my eyes.”
“That actually makes sense.”
I agreed with her opinion as well. Next, I turned to the Count’s daughter next to her. Needless to say, she had a look as if she was being put on trial.
“Um…I want to hear your honest feelings.”
“Honest feelings? Not a sweet confession of love?”
“Well, that’s not what I mean, but… I’m attracted to someone who is sincere.”
While their opinions may not be everything, one thing was clear: Owen-san’s approach was not appropriate at all.
“Um, excuse me.”
After hearing all their opinions, Sanna asked me hesitantly as I brought a muffin to my mouth.
She had a sandwich in her hand, as she had accidentally dropped the previous one.
“H-How about Aliseteen-sama?”
“Me? I want people to kneel before me. To swear on their lives that they will prioritize me above anything else in the world.”
As soon as I said it, they fell silent. It seemed like my response was not what they were expecting.
“W-Well, of course, it’s only natural for someone like Aliseteen-sama!”
“Y-Yes, that’s right!”
Their dry laughter as they agreed with me made me feel a little uncomfortable. Is this what it takes to make me happy?
Should I just reject everything and live as a lone wolf instead? No, being connected to the name of Quatra is nothing but beneficial only for them.
That’s why they endure and stay by my side like this.
“…I appreciate all your input. Thank you.”
When I suddenly blurt out those words, everyone would open their mouths wide in surprise.
Once again, Sanna had dropped her sandwich with a plop.