I started dating a cute girlfriend I met during my eighth grade days when we reunited in high school. - Chapter 20
- I started dating a cute girlfriend I met during my eighth grade days when we reunited in high school.
- Chapter 20 - Visitors<Visit of A Suspicious Person>
After eating Beni’s lunch in the club room during lunch break, we spent our free time together. We were sitting right next to each other on the bat cushions, and I was thinking how nice it was to be able to spend time like this when Beni spoke to me. By the way, Beni really likes bats. According to her, it seems that they’re the messengers of the Witch of Hades, and she’s been collecting various bat goods for a long time. On a side note, it seems that Leviathan has recently joined the witches.
“By the way, you have a lot of interesting books in your room, can you lend them to me sometime?”
“No problem, you could have told me yesterday and I would have lent it to you.
“Well… that’s the thing… you were asleep…”
Eh, she seems to be slurring her words… Did I do something wrong…? That reminds me, after I sent Beni home yesterday, I noticed that the arrangement of the books had changed. I told myself desperately that if anyone saw that, I would be in a lot of trouble. I’m pretty sure that it’s just my imagination that’s making Beni’s face red.
Anyway, it was nice to have a lap pillow. I fell asleep before I knew it, but I would love to have her do it again for me. I can’t help but look at Beni’s lap and remember the feeling I had yesterday.
“Shinya… you’re smirking like you’ve just been bewitched by a vixen.”
“Fufu, I was just remembering that yesterday a certain lovely witch gave me a lap pillow. I was just thinking about that.”
“I see… the magic of my charms seems to have gotten to you, The Knight of the Black Dragon is no match for me.”
She seemed to be a little happy with my words, even though she had a twinge of annoyance on her face. I’ve been thinking that ever since the incident at the riverbank, my liking for her has been increasing. The distance between us seems to be getting closer, and I wonder if there is a connection.
“But I’m surprised, I thought Beni would have a book like that herself.”
“You see, I’m interested, but those books are pretty expensive, aren’t they? Besides, I prefer books about magic.”
“Hee~, that sounds like fun too. Lend it to me next time.”
It seems that knights and witches have slightly different interests. I was thirsty from talking, so I sipped on my tea. I just asked her to lend me a book, but Beni had a strange look on her face.
“Hey, Shinya… are you interested in magic… or perhaps on time magic?”
“Uwaa, dirty… what the heck are you doing?”
“Did you just… no way…”
I knew she saw themーーー!! I want to die, man. That wasn’t the case. I borrowed it from Anshinin. The timing was just too bad! I tried to make an excuse, but the tea got stuck in my throat and I couldn’t stop coughing.
As I coughed, Beni offered me a handkerchief embroidered with cute bat and penguin designs. As I was wondering if it was wrong for me to stain the handkerchief, she tried to push it to me in disgust. I was so flustered that I grabbed her hand and pulled Beni into a hug. Then she started to lean on me.
It reminded me of the incident at the aquarium. But this time, Beni complained, but for some reason she didn’t resist. Our eyes met, and I was almost sucked into her moist eyes. Oh, how beautiful she is.
“Shinya, you’re here, right? I have something to say. Can you give me some space?”
“Uoahh! What the heck do you want!?”
We hurried away at the sound of Okita’s voice. I wiped my face with Beni’s handkerchief, washed it and returned it. My heart is still pounding. I’m a little disappointed, but the strange atmosphere is over.
“Jekyll and Hyde. Can I open it?”
“Yeah, it’s okay… It’s okay, right…?”
Beni grumbled as she looked at the interior of the club room. It was certainly much to Beni’s liking, but I’m sure she could find an excuse. After making sure Beni had fixed her slightly disheveled uniform, I opened the door.
“What’s the matter? Is it something we can’t talk about in class?”
“Sorry to interrupt your lovey-dovey time…”
“We were not flirting!!”
When I opened the door, Okita was giggling and making fun of me. Beni tried to argue with him, but her face was red and unconvincing, as if the scene from earlier was still fresh in her mind.
“Ah, Tanaka-san, just what I needed. Actually, I lied about wanting Shinya. I’m here for you, Beni… The Witch of Hades, as they call you.”
Because of Okita’s words, for some reason Beni grabbed me by the chest and cursed me, saying, “You talked, I’ll curse you to death.” I felt like some foolish slave that’s about to be sacrificed because I spoke about the Witch’s secret. Where is the sweet atmosphere I was in earlier? There’s nothing but a murderous atmosphere… ah my neck, my neck, my neck!!! Ah… I’m going to die here… even though I’m innocent…