Rumanshi: I discovered something new yesterday… I am sick of being lazy.
Returning from the Student Council
＊ Mars’ POV ＊
After leaving the Community Room, I took the stairs to the 8th Floor.
“Mars-san, Raphie is relieved.”
Raphie says this while patting her chest.
“About me chatting with Fault-senpai earlier?”
That’s the only thing I can think of that she’d be worried of.
“That’s not it!
Rather, Raphie actually would have liked to see Mars-san’s fighting form.”
An immediate denial.
But, if it’s not that then I have no idea at all.
I can’t think of what’s worrying her.
“What Raphie feels relieved about, is Mars-san refusing to join the Student Council.”
The Rabbit (race) girl said that.
Certainly, I refused at that time.
“It’s not like I refused to join you know?”
I just needed some time to consider what to do.
That’s how it was.
So rather than refusing, I was pending my decision.
“Eh…? After all that and still not refusing…
Ah— Could it be Mars-san, because Elisha-san is returning to the Student Council, you’re also considering joining?”
Raphie was frowning, her bunny ears flopping.
Her tone somehow sounded sulky.
“Mars, I’ll be fine even if you don’t look after me you know.
Even alone, I’ll do the best that I can.”
Hearing what Raphie said, Eli said that.
These two, they seem to have the wrong idea.
Reaching the 7th floor, I stopped moving.
Raphie and Eli also came to a halt, both turned to face me.
To these two, I’ve decided to tell my idea.
“It’s really not that, I tell you, I just thought it’s a good opportunity.
Even if not the Student Council, I’m considering whether I should enter a Community or not.”
I’m honestly interested in the current Community activities, it’s also a chance to meet many students.
“As for Eli entering the Student Council, If you ever encounter any problems running your activities, at that time, I’ll lend a hand.
That’s why it’s not that I actually plan on joining the Student Council because of you.”
These words were addressed to Eli.
“My personal opinion is, if I’m looking at the Student Council activities, I might as well research what the other Communities do.
Who knows; I might find something interesting.
At that time, I’d obviously not join the Student Council.
If each and every one of them is boring, I’ll just drop the idea of joining a Community.”
This I addressed to Raphie.
“So I’m pending my decision on the Student Council, but should I have not?”
Finally, I faced them both and said this.
And these two,
“Nah, of course it’s okay.
This is definitely Mars-like.”
Eli smiled while saying that,
“At this point, getting jealous over a misunderstanding makes Raphie feel so stupid.”
Raphie said that with a bitter smile.
Raphie was jealous of something?
“It’s nothing! Mars-san is so dense after all!”
Saying that; she clung onto my arm.
“Right, let’s go Mars-san!
As punishment for making Raphie jealous, today you’ll be escorting us to the Girl’s dorm!”
I don’t know exactly why I’m being punished but,
“You’re letting me off lightly if it’s just that”
We continued descending the stairs.
At that point, we heard the pounding of footsteps climbing up the stairs.
A scream that might be heard all over the Institute,
an extremely angry voice, the Werecat girl ran up the stairs.
In a hurry, I hugged onto Eri and Raphie’s bodies and dodged that fuming woman’s charge.
The moment she passed by, I saw a cold something spilling flowing over her cheeks.
It looks as if a completely soaked woman had passed by.
“… That just now, it was Nenea-senpai wasn’t it…”
Eri said that.
That, without a doubt, was Nenea.
But why was she so drenched?
“… She didn’t even pay attention to Raphie and us didn’t she…”
Without erring, charging straight towards her target.
She was screaming Fault’s name, so her target should be Fault-senpai.
“Weeell, that person is rather troublesome, so it’s a good thing we’re not tangled up.”
Raphie bluntly said that,
Hearing this, Eli couldn’t help but smile wryly.
“Do you think so too Elisha-san?”
“For better or worse she is a straightforward person.”
Even to someone like me who barely talks, I can somewhat understand what Eri is implying.
If it weren’t the case, she wouldn’t have been so fast to get into a fight.
“… By the way, Mars.”
Here all of the sudden, blushing, Eli called out softly.
“How long do you plan on staying like this?”
“… Hm? Ah–”
I finally realized.
I was still holding onto Eri and Raphie.
Loosening my grip, Eri gently separated from me.
“Raphie doesn’t mind being in this position for longer though?”
On her own accord, Raphie clung onto me tighter.
We’re still in the Institute you know, can’t you show a little restraint?”
Eli sternly warned Raphie.
“Elisha-san should go on the attack sometimes too you know?
Though if you don’t feel like competing with Raphie then that’s fine too.”
Such a gentle looking bunny girl, but her eyes look like they’re sending out a challenge.
“W-w-what are you talking about? I-I-It’s not like I’m trying to compete or anything…”
Blushing again, she furtively glanced at my direction.
I wonder why she’s acting like this?
“I’ll still indulge myself silly.
Come Mars-san~ Let’s go and go!”
Once again hooking my right arm, Raphie pulled and got me going again.
It was a while before Eri’s following footsteps can be heard again.
Standing alone up there, Eri was pondering about something.
What exactly she was thinking of, I had no idea.