The Struggle of a Weak Aristocrat in a Different World C38: Entrance Exam Lunch Break (2)
“Just calm down, please! You’re attracting a lot of attention.”
When I said that, Alice looked around and her face, which was red with anger, turned red for another reason. At any rate, I have to get this princess to listen to me.
I talked at a volume that only Alice could hear, so that no one around us could hear my voice.
“Can I ask you to sit down for now?”
Alice, too, responded quietly, and then sat down with a grunt.
“I’m having a hard time talking to you, so can I ask you to get into a more comfortable position?”
“I don’t blame you.”
As I said this, Alice leaned her back against the chair.
“I don’t want people to hear me, so can I speak at this volume?”
“Yes. I’m embarrassed too…….”
“So, can I get you to listen to what I have to say?”
“I’ll listen to…….”
Okay! Okay! The foot-in-the-door worked. Now I can get the angry Alice to talk. I guess I’ve passed the first barrier.”
“First of all, I, Viscount Dreschord, and the second princess, Amelicia, have never met before.”
“What? Didn’t we meet at the fried chicken shop before this?”
I made eye contact with Alice, who was about to jump at me, indicating the nobles around her to restrain her.
“‘Well, listen. Chris and Alice know each other, right?”
“That’s right, so Viscount Dreschord and the second princess, Amelicia, have never met.”
“That’s what I’m talking about. I mean, who’s trying to get into the academy?”
“Viscount Dreschord and Amelicia……”
“That’s what I meant. Besides, how do you think other nobles who don’t know about Chris and Alice’s relationship would feel if they saw the two of us getting along?”
“They might think there’s a connection behind the scenes…….Sorry, I was so excited to see you after so long that I didn’t realize something as simple as this…….”
Well, we’re connected behind the scenes, aren’t we? Or maybe I’ve said too much. It’s not very nice to make the princess uncomfortable, is it? I need to do something!
“No, no, I was happy to meet Alice too, you know? In addition, it would be a good idea to meet as Viscount Dreschord and Princess Amelicia in a school that claims equality of status within its premises.”
I told her to cheer up despite my inner feelings of not wanting to see her or be friends with her because I felt compassion for her.
“Really! I was very happy too…….I’m not happy, but I’m glad you were happy! I can’t help it, I’ll make friends with you when I enroll in the academy!”
Alice’s face suddenly lit up and she even said that she was happy…….I can see through Alice’s inner thoughts, and I feel guilty again…….
“Well, be that as it may, there’s something I need you to do to help me get out of this situation.”
“Yes. You saved my life earlier, so I’ll do what I can!”
Alice whispered enthusiastically.
I’m sorry to say that I’m trying to make sure that I get what I want without giving you time to think about it, but I think I’m going to have to hit you with a big demand and let you be disappointed for a moment.
“Then, since I won’t be able to convince them, could you please go around and clear up the misunderstandings one by one?”
“Ugh, that’s just too……”
Alice, as expected, was shocked, well, it was a reckless request. Next, I asked for the real deal.
“Well, let’s do a play together. Let’s say we’re talking and it turns out you thought I was someone else.”
“That sounds like a good idea!”
“I’ll get right on it. Please match me.”
“What, so sudden?”
I stood up abruptly, bowed deeply, and said to Alice, who was in a panic.
“I’m sorry, Lady Amelicia. I am not an acquaintance of yours. For a moment, I misunderstood that you were talking about me, and I’ve told you so much, but I’m convinced that it wasn’t me after what you just told me. I apologize for that.”
“Oh, I see. Please raise your head. I was also wrong in my assumption, so I’ll dismiss this matter.”
Alice, you’re pretty good at improvising, aren’t you? The nobles around me seemed to have heard that the princess was mistaken, and they reacted with relief and sympathy for me.
Okay, now the word will get out that it was all a misunderstanding. With this last line, my purpose is complete.
“I’m so embarrassed at my misunderstanding that I can’t even face you, so if you’ll excuse me.”
I walked away from Alice, who looked aghast.
Now I could leave Alice in peace. From now on, if Alice approaches me in public, I can just say I’m too embarrassed to face her and run away. I’m a man who doesn’t fall for free! Hahahaha! When I turned around, Alice was looking at me as I was leaving and glaring at me with a bright red face.
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