About The Case When I Started Living With A Cool Goddess-Sama, But Because Of Being Too Spoiled, She Ended Up Becoming A Clumsy Useless Person (WN) MTL – Chapter 42

Chapter 42: Confessions

“Either way, there’s no place for me. No. I won’t be here anymore, so I guess it doesn’t matter.

“Suikin-san, are you really going to the dormitory in Tokyo?”

I’ve already decided. I’ll call Akibara-kun’s father tonight.”

Are you sure you want to do this?

I looked at her and she looked away.

Suqin shook her head.

“I really want to stay at Akibara-kun’s house all the time.”

Then why don’t you do it?

But I can’t do that. It’ll cause trouble for Mr. Akibara. The people in Tohmi won’t allow me to stay with Akibara.

“I don’t care if it bothers you.”

“That’s because you don’t know how scary the Tohmis’ house is. They’re trying to hurt you too, just because you’re close to me.”

I’m not afraid of you.

“No! I don’t want to see him get hurt because of me! I don’t want to see Akibara-kun get hurt because of me!”

I’m…

“So don’t be nice to me…”

Mizukoto-san said and shook me off with all her might.

Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.

Mizukoto ran out into the rain down the hill.

I hurried after her and she turned left at the intersection.

That’s a busy highway.

Moreover, Suikoto had lost her cool and didn’t seem to have checked that the traffic light was still red.

I turned blue.

A tanker truck is coming from the other side of the pouring rain.

Suqin-san, who was just about to cross the street, saw this and froze.

Maybe he’s stuck in fear.

The tanker was definitely approaching Mizukoto’s trembling body.

I jumped out of my skin.

I took Mizukoto in my arms and fell to the opposite side of the sidewalk.

Just in time, the tanker drove off down the road.

I sighed in relief and looked down at Mizukoto-san right below me.

I was soaking wet from the rain and mud, and Suikin-san and I both looked terrible.

I was on my knees, and she was on her back, lying on top of me.

Suqin-san let out a small sob.

Tears streaming from her eyes.

Why did you save me?

I’m not going to stop you.

“You were in danger too, Haruhito! I could’ve died like that.

“Don’t say that.”

“I’m not worthy of your kindness, Akibara-kun. If I hadn’t been there, my father and mother wouldn’t have died.

Suqin-san said this while crying.

I asked Mizukoto slowly.

Can you tell me what this is about?

I’ve tried to stay out of Ms. Suikoto’s affairs.

I’ve been doing it because I’m a stranger.

But you’re not a stranger anymore.

You’re my… You’re important to me.

Suikin-san hesitated for a moment and then began to speak in small bursts.

“My mother was half English and very beautiful.”

“Well, she’s Suqin-san’s mother, so I guess so.”

Suikoto-san’s cheeks flushed when she heard my words.

“Akibara-kun… It’s not good to say things like that without realizing it.

“I’m not unaware of it. I’m saying it on purpose because I think you’re cute.”

Suqin-san’s face turned redder and redder, and she looked away.

The shy Suikoto seemed to have regained some of her energy.

“Um, well, it’s not that… My mother was the mistress of the head of the Tohmi family, and I’m what’s called a bastard.

So Suqin is using her mother’s last name.

I finally understand what’s going on.

I guess that’s what they mean when they say “fake lady.

I can imagine she wouldn’t have been welcome in the Tohmi household if she was the mistress’s daughter.

But she’s still the daughter of the Tohmi family.

“But my father liked my mother more than his wife. When I was in elementary school, he wanted to take me and my mom to Hong Kong.”

You mean elope.

That’s what I think. But…”

The ship to Hong Kong has sunk.

I believe it was quite a news story at the time.

I remember.

And Suqin’s parents sacrificed themselves to save their daughter.

“So, Kotone… My sister hates me a lot. No, not just Kotone. Everyone in the Tohmi family hates me. If it weren’t for me and my mother, my father wouldn’t have died.”

“It’s not Suqin-san’s fault.”

“But if I were in Kotone’s place, I think I’d understand why she can’t forgive me. My father chose me and my mother instead of Kotone and her mother. And because of that, he died.”

I don’t belong to the Tohmi family. So I’m on your side, Suikoto-san. No matter what the Tohmis say or do.

Suqin shook her head.

“Kotone said she wouldn’t allow me and Akibara-kun to be together. She said she couldn’t allow him to live alone with someone he cares about so happily. So she said that as long as I’m around, she’ll use the power of the Tomi family to hurt Akibara-kun recklessly too.”

Suqin shivered when she said that.

We looked at each other as we were drenched by the rain.

I see what you’re saying.

So Suikoto stopped pretending to be my girlfriend and started saying she was going to Tokyo.

I was angry at the Lady of Tohmi for making such threats, but the first question was what to say to Mizukoto-san in front of me to persuade her.

Suqin-san says in a small voice.

“The house of Tomi is scary. I’m really scared. I can’t bear the thought of those scary people trying to hurt Akibara-kun. That’s why I’m leaving. I don’t want to be with Akibara-kun anymore…”

“Rei-san.”

I called out Mizukoto’s first name in a small voice.

You’re startled, Suikoto… No, Rei’s trembling.

“Why do you… Why are you calling my name at a time like this? Akibara-kun, you’re not fair.

You should call me Haruhito. We’re pretending to be together.

“I said I’d stop doing that.”

I don’t want to stop.

I don’t want to stop either. I want Haruto to spoil me like a lover. But…”

“I’ll protect Rei from the Tomis, or rather from anything that might threaten her. That’s why I want you to stay with me.”

Rei-san’s eyes widened.

But Rei still seemed to be lost.

I said over Rei.

“If you’re afraid of the Tohmis, you can fight with us. Rei and I aren’t alone.

But…

“I told you there’s someone else I might like besides Kaho. That was about Rei-san.”

Rei-san looked at her for a moment.

Then her face turned red and she twisted around in embarrassment.

“Wow, me? Really, me?”

“Who else do you think is here?”

“Haruhito likes me… Maybe. That makes me really happy, but what does ‘might’ mean?”

“Too many things are happening at once, I can’t think straight.”

About Rei, about Kaho, about Yuki.

Too many complications were revealed at the same time.

The biggest problem was that Naho might be my sister, but she liked me.

Whether Natsuho was my sister or not, I wasn’t going to be able to face Rei-san until I worked it out.

Rei-san glares at me.

“Haruhito… He’s so indecisive.

“Sorry.”

“But I think that’s more sincere than just saying you like me. So I’ll do my best to make Haruhikun say he likes me.”

“What?”

“I’m going to make Haruhi-kun like me more than Sasaki-san.”

You’re saying…

“The other day, Haruhi-kun told me. You told me that I can decide the relationship between me and Haruhi-kun however I want.”

Of course. How could I forget?”

“I’ve decided… I’m going to become Haruto’s girlfriend and spoil him. Because I love you. No, I love you.

Rei-san’s face grew redder and redder, but she smiled happily.