But still, what on earth does this person want?
“Oops, I wish you’d calm down~! HAHAHA! Kotaro, don’t look so unhappy with me. Kotaro and I don’t have such a shallow relationship, so it’s okay to have a little chat!”
Was it my face that showed my annoyance?
Mary-san dared to make a cheerful persona and squared her shoulders with me.
That’s the one. … It’s a harassment. …It’s in the nature of the Mary Parker character to be more of an annoyance because I made her seem like one.
When I brushed it off lightly, she shrugged in exasperation.
“Even though I was touching my chest, what’s with that attitude? If it was Ryoma, he would be laughing and rejoicing like ‘Ghee’, but I think Kotaro should be more infatuated!”
“… Give me a break!”
What’s the point of having your chest bump me?
Sure, Mary may have an attractive body to men, but even I have the right to choose.
“Eh, why? I think I and Kotaro are quite compatible with each other.”
“I definitely don’t want to be with Mary.”
“――That’s why, right? I think it’s going to work out surprisingly well since we’re both leading lives that aren’t full of each other. … If Koutarou and Shiho’s romantic comedy falls apart, come to me, will you? It’s not a bad idea to live together with the same characters and lick each other’s wounds.”
“There’s no way that’s the future. … So why are you here, Mary? I don’t understand why you’re here at school when you’re on leave.”
To begin with.
I don’t understand the point of her being here at all.
It doesn’t make sense that she knew about our situation, nor that she was checking on Shiho and Kurumizawa-san.
“I thought you just came out of nowhere and said all these things that made sense… I don’t know what you’re trying to do.”
When I honestly told her I was confused, Mary smiled cheerfully.
Of course, the smile was fake, as usual.
“Oh, come on, please forgive me at least this much. I am just a minor player in this event, so I want to be allowed to be a part of it at least when I appear.”
“…A minor player?”
“Yes, a minor player. It’s a simple role of collecting the foreshadowing that was laid out in the beginning. …I don’t mean to say it myself, but I’m pretty ‘useable’… I can see the story from a bird’s eye view and can do more than Kotaro. The only drawback is that I am arrogant, but in terms of ability, I am close to perfect, you know.”
I almost frown at her meta dialogue.
It is true that this person is more capable than I am.
If this is the case, then what role does she play in the story?
“I have many attributes. I am a blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty, a hottie, a bright and cheerful character, a perfect superhuman who excels in both literary and martial arts, a black-hearted two-faced person, and a story-addicted lunatic. Among the many strong attributes, …. but this time it seems the character ‘rich’ was used, right?”
Speaking of which, Mary’s parents are apparently quite wealthy.
So she is the perfect “lady character” to solve financial problems.
“NIHIHI ♪ I can solve any problem related to money, okay? For example, yes, it’s very easy for me to help… Kotaro’s parents manage their company.”
It seemed that she was going to solve the problem that had been tying me down for so long.
“You don’t have to depend on Kurumizawa, it’s okay♪… I’ll solve everything for you, Kotaro, in a way that suits you.”
… Oh, yes.
Mary was truly a difficult and troubling character.
She was so difficult to deal with that I hated her when she was my enemy.
“I’m a cheat character, that’s useful in a situation like this.”
However, just as many enemy characters are reliable when they become allies, … Mary seems to have become a reassuring presence.
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