Chapter 145.2 : Each of Their Situation
Miharu said so with a beautiful smile on her face.
「You might not be a professional, but I can feel your talent for teaching others. It’s a fact since you can explain the difference between this world’s language and Japanese in the easiest way.」
「That is…………. Thanks to Haruto-san. I only applied his lessons to mine since his lessons were also easy to understand………」
The matter of Miharu being able to teach Japanese to Lilyana in the most simple way was because she once took the same lessons about this world’s language from Rio. But, Miharu’s expression became gloomy when Lilyana praised her like this.
「My deepest apologies. It seems I just hurt your feelings.」
Maybe because she could see the change on Miharu’s face, she decided to express her apologies.
「Ah, no, I don’t mind at all…………..」
Miharu was suddenly taken aback.
「Like I said before, Takahisa-sama took you guys along to our kingdom for some reason that he doesn’t want to explain. The current him has become extremely stubborn and he doesn’t want to tell me the reason no matter what. He’s acting like a kid.」
Lilyana eloquently said so.
「Yes………….. I feel the same way.」
Miharu agreeed with a vexed expression on her face.
Even at this point, Takahisa was yet to explain the reason behind him forcibly taking Miharu-tachi along with him. Thanks to that even his relationship with Masato had become strained while Aki was still trying her best to become the mediator between those two.
「Though it’s not my place to say this, as I failed in my duty to stop Takahisa-sama, please allow me to correct this shame. ………… Come to think of it, it should be about time right? I’m going to settle this matter so that I can give you the information about his reasons.」
After saying so, Lilyana bowed in silence towards Miharu.
「D-Don’t worry about that, you’re not the one who should be blamed for this matter.」
Miharu tried to stop Lilyana.
「No, the sequence of events that led to the current situation is entirely my fault. That in itself is obvious evidence of our kingdom’s insincerity towards you guys. Which in the end left us at the mercy of your open mindedness. So simply lowering my head isn’t nearly enough to show our gratitude to you.」
Despite saying so, Lilyana kept lowering her head.
Miharu asked for help from Frill, Lilyana’s attendant, who was also in the same room as them, but she also couldn’t do anything about this matter.
「Please raise your head, Lilyana-sama. ……….. May I ask about one thing? 」
「Yes, feel free to ask.」
Lilyana resolutely replied.
「Uhm, why,,,,,,,,,,,, are you complying with Takahisa-kun’s selfish wish? Is it because he is the hero? 」
Miharu asked that question as if to see Lilyana’s reaction.
「…………. It’s as you say, half of the reason is because he is the hero.」
「Then, the other half is……….」
Miharu asked another question to supplement Lilyana’s previous answer.
「The other half is maybe………….. Because I want to trust him.」
She seemed to be slightly troubled when replying so.
Miharu’s eyes opened wide――,
She might have fallen in love with Takahisa―― Or so she expected, but Miharu couldn’t bring herself to ask Lilyana.
「While it might be true that this is Takahisa-sama’s selfishness, you might say that this is also my own selfishness. So if for example there was something that became his fault, I thought of apologizing as much as possible. That’s why, would you be willing to leave the matter of Takahisa-sama’s actions to me for the time being? 」
「……….. I understand, I’ll leave him to you then.」
Miharu hesitated for a while but agreed to Lilyana’s request. Currently, Miharu was in a cold war with Takahisa. In fact, the reason might have been because she couldn’t fathom his train of thought anymore. She couldn’t meet him nor discuss about this matter with him nowadays.
「Thank you very much. I’ll tell you about my findings as soon as I understand anything about this matter. So for now, I would be grateful if you kept teaching me Japanese. 」
「Yes, I will」
「………. Thank you very much.」
Lilyana felt relieved in hearing Miharu’s reply.
「Fufu, feeling relieved like this made me thirsty. Fril, can you brew some tea for us? 」
She ordered her attendant, Fril.
Fril nodded respectfully and started brewing tea.
「Well then, shall we continue with the lesson, miharu-sensei?」
Lilyana said so with an impish but gentle smile on her face, which might have been her attempt at changing the pace.
「………………. Ah, yes. Shall we begin then, your highness.」