Heroine of the Broken Engagement – Chapter 61

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Questioning. Part 2
… Now then, I have questioned Keith.

There’s not much I can do about his love life, so I have to move to another capture target.

… I know, alright? I know, but I am super scared of asking Rishell.

I think Lance won’t tell me if I ask him, but he’s merely a tsundere. My life won’t be at a risk.

The problem is Rishell. I feel that he will definitely glare at me with cold eyes and ask me “What are you saying? Are you stupid?” with a deadly tone.

That being the case, I decided to question Lance who is going to cause less damage next.
I appreciate when he talks in his Oresama way.

… I can’t tell what Rishell is thinking behind his smile. So troublesome. That stupid maliciousness of his.

“Morning~ Lance.”

The next day after questioning Keith, I decided to ask Lance about his love life.

I think I understand him a lot because we are together at most of times, but I can’t say what he does behind my back.

He might have even fallen in love with a girl that bumped into him in a hallway.
That can’t be, right?

Fortunately, Rishell and others aren’t here yet, so I can be at ease and ask without getting coldly glared at.

“Morning.”

In spite of being Oresama, Lance returned the greeting quite politely.
Somehow, isn’t he lacking in the Oresama component recently…?

I don’t mind that though.

“Hey, I have something I would like to ask you.”

When I said so, Lance’s face went as if he wanted to say ‘Whoa’.

Why?

“I have a bad feeling about this…”

I don’t think you should talk to your childhood friend like that.

Rude. I am hurt.

This person wouldn’t be speaking to other girls like this, right…?
You will get stabbed sometime, you know?

“Rude… even though I wanted to ask a little.”

“Your questions aren’t decent most of the times though… so, what is it?”

I think that Lance who knows my questions aren’t decent and still willing to listen is kind.

Despite having Oresama, Nanisama, Lance-sama attitude in the game…
It’s making me low-key mad…

“Do you have a girlfriend?”

“See, it isn’t anything decent after all-!”

Lance shouted at the sky.

We are indoors, so rather than the sky, he shouted at the ceiling. What is this person doing?

“It’s important, you know?”

“In what way!”

Because my life depends on it!
I cannot say that though.

I decided to deceive him appropriately.
It’s the usual pattern.

“Ah~… we are friends, childhood friends at that… I thought I would like to know.”

When I said so, Lance made a complicated expression for some reason.

No, I didn’t think he would be moved as Keith was, but I cannot understand why is he making such expression.

“… Are you asking that because we are friends?”

“? Yeah, I am.”

The truth is that my life is on the line though.

I might be alerting the dangerous guy if I said that so I will keep quiet.

“I see~…”

I would like you to stop making such a complicated expression and quickly told me.
I am the one asking so I can’t say anything though.

Lance who noticed my stare sighed.

“Stop looking at me like that… I got it, I will tell you.”

“Ohh.”

It seems that he will answer me, so I felt relieved.

With this, I will be one step closer to avoiding death.

“… For now, I don’t have a girlfriend.”

“… Is that so.”

Lance also doesn’t have a girlfriend, huh… all of the capture targets are popular among girls, so why don’t they have a girlfriend yet?

… They don’t swing that way, right? That’s not possible, is it?

“Then, do you have a person you like?”

“… I do.”

… Ah, this looks good.
Still, for both him and Keith to answer honestly… I am thankful.

… It’s a girl, right? The person he likes is a girl, right?
Don’t tell me it’s a man?

“Hee, who is it?”

“As if I would tell you!”

I was suddenly denied. The hell is wrong with him?

Are both Keith and Lance so embarrassed to tell it to me…?

“Why?”

“Ugh… you would definitely tell that person, no!?”

I got dissed for some reason.
I wouldn’t tell, really.

What, do I seem like such a loudmouth…?
If that’s the case, I would like to improve by all means.

“I wouldn’t tell, all right… well fine, at least tell me what kind of person are they?”

Let’s try asking what kind of person are they just like I asked Keith.
I would be troubled if I get disliked because of this.

What am I going to do if he says that it’s a hunk?
I feel like I won’t be able to keep composed. I am not rotten after all…

“… First of all, it’s a girl, right?”

“Of course it’s a girl! Why are you asking that?”

I felt relieved by hearing Lance’s words.
Even if the heir of a noble house liked men, he would probably have a successor.

I don’t wish for Lance to separate from his lover, and as his friend, I want him to find happiness.

“R, right… then, tell me what kind of person she is?”

“… Well, she’s of the same age, a beauty with long hair.”

… No, I can’t tell at all.
Beauty with long hair, there’s no way I would be able to find her in the school full of noble ladies.

Even if she’s limited to the same school year…

“… Any other special traits?”

“… You would know if I told you, so I won’t say any more than this.”

Seriously, oy. I cannot support you with hints like these.

After that, I tried to get more out of him, but it was all futile effort.

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