Don’t Think You Can Be Insensitive Forever?
–A silence descends.
The silence hurts my ears. The air in the place was completely chilled by what I had said.
I am aware that I said something out of place.
However, my days of being a casual observer, being carried away by the flow of events, reading the atmosphere, are over.
I can’t protect Shimotsuki if I remain a mob character.
To protect her, …… I can do anything.
It doesn’t matter if I’m a villain or not.
I felt like I could be the heel that destroys the story.
“Ryuzaki. You’re a real coward, you know that? You’re really annoying to watch. You declared war on me, didn’t you? If that’s the case, then give me a fair fight! Confessing under such circumstances really disgusts me.”
Slowly, I made my way towards the stage.
A while ago, the crowd was in the way and I couldn’t move forward, but now everyone was making way for me, so it was easy to walk.
Everyone was looking at me.
They looked at me with puzzled, suspicious, curious, and confused faces.
“Who is this?”
They probably didn’t even recognize me.
It was only natural, since I was a mob character.
But today, at …… this moment, they will recognize who I am.
That’s how far I’ve come.
“Nakayama ……, don’t interrupt me. I’m about to confess my feelings to Shiho. What’s wrong with you all of a sudden? Are you in a hurry? I’m sure you’re in a hurry because you were caught off guard by the fact that you won and then I did something bold like this.”
Ryuzaki, on the other hand, is missing the point.
Panicked? In a hurry? Me, for you?
I’m long past that stage.
I’ve never thought of you as an enemy.
Because Ryuzaki …… you haven’t even reached the battle stage.
I’m not sure how you can say that when you’ve already lost the battle.
“…… Why would you confess under such circumstances? You love Shimotsuki, didn’t you? You really love her, don’t you? If so, that’s impossible.”
I get up on stage and glare straight at Ryuzaki.
It seems that he can’t hide his annoyance with me either. I’m sure he’s annoyed that I’ve interrupted his show.
“I don’t know what the hell you’re talking about. It doesn’t matter when or under what circumstances I confess, does it? What I did in front of everyone was to show her that I was that serious.”
“Haha. …… Ryuzaki is always all about himself, isn’t he? You’re so self-absorbed, you don’t even think about the other person, you can only come up with things that make you feel good.”
As if to explode the emotion of “I hate you” that I had been suppressing in my mind for a long time.
I vented my emotions as much as I could.
“So, you always hurt others. Can’t you see what your beloved person is looking like right now ……?”
Then I embraced Shimotsuki’s shoulders.
Her face was pale and she was biting her lip tightly, but as soon as …… I hugged her, she started to spill large tears.
Seeing the tears, Ryuzaki finally seemed to realize.
How much Shimotsuki had hated this situation.
“Shiho? Hey, why are you crying ……?”
It’s so heartbreaking to see such a lovely girl shedding tears.
Not to mention Ryuzaki, myself, and everyone else in the …… audience were also watching with pain in our eyes.
At this moment, the flow of events changed.
At first, there was an air of bewilderment at the intrusion of a foreigner like me, but …… it soon turned to sympathy for Shimotsuki.
And at the same time, it also leads to the affirmation of my existence.
“Is confession a spectacle for Ryuzaki? For example, don’t you ever assume that the girl you are confessing to is a very timid and shy girl who gets scared just by the …… presence of others?”
Everyone perceives me, and they are leaning forward to hear what I have to say next.
As if to speak to them as well, I strung my words together.
“Shimotsuki is that kind of girl……. So don’t do this to her. How can you be a childhood friend and not know that? How can this girl be serious when you confess to her like a spectacle?”
I won’t allow you to be insensitive.
I’m not going to let you get away with opportunism.