Title: The Carnivorous Heroine is Aiming for My Fiancé, The Hidden Capture Target
Summary: Apparently, I was reincarnated into the world of an R-18 otome game with a reverse harem ending. My fiancé is the villain of the game, and the hidden capture target that opens after the reverse harem route has been cleared. Right now, the carnivorous heroine is in the middle of eating up (and messing with) the capture targets. It’s only a matter of time before the hidden route opens, and when it does, I’ll be poisoned by my fiancé. I absolutely hate pain and suffering, so I’ll ask my beloved fiancé to break off the engagement first.
I regained the memory of my previous life.
It was the world of an R-18 otome game.
My fiancé was an antagonistic figure who was also a hidden capture target.
If the heroine succeeded in forming a reverse harem, the hidden route would be unlocked.
The soothing heroine was actually a predator and had her way with the capture targets.
The overflowing love juice made obscene noises as their private parts rubbed against each other.
“Yes! There! Good! Yes! More!”
In the corner of the academy’s backyard, surrounded by trees, Heroine-chan put her hands against the wall as she got rammed from behind. The entire time, she was as loud as a bad AV actress.
“Ahhh. Is this the place? Does it feel good here?”
Capture Target #4, also known as the prime minister’s son, spoke like an ancient old man. He was a cool, intelligent man with glasses. Since his name wasn’t that important, let’s just refer to him as Glasses-kun.
After the villainess harassed Heroine-chan, she ran outside while crying. Thus, Glasses-kun secretly chased after her. To comfort her, he embraced the quietly sobbing heroine. Then, after her mood had recovered a little, Glasses-kun’s meat scepter instantly went inside Heroine-chan’s lower half.
As if a switch had flipped, the two removed their underwear, and Heroine-chan shoved her butt towards Glasses-kun. Then, Glasses-kun, who had taken out his thick, slimy dick, suddenly plunged it into Heroine-chan.
…I guess it was to be expected from the heroine of an R-18 otome game and her love interest.
The dark, reddish rod was slamming in and out of Heroine-chan’s pussy. Occasionally, Glasses-kun would buck his waist, using his wet and hot stick to search for Heroine-chan’s g-spot. When Heroine-chan began to raise her voice loudly, Glasses-kun began to focus his attack on a certain spot.
Ugh. Enough. How disturbing…
They went at it like a pair of senseless idiots.
Perhaps that was how it felt to witness two aliens mating.
Is this considered normal in this world?
What about kissing?”
What IS foreplay?
No, that wasn’t it.
More importantly, that world was from Maru-chan’s (best friend’s) favorite game. There was only one capture target left. The only person Heroine-chan hadn’t eaten was the second son of the duke family, the Playboy-senpai.
However, considering how much of a player he was, it shouldn’t take long. In fact, he’d surely take kindly to Bitch-chan’s lower body. After that, the hidden route would be unlocked.
I was overtaken by despair.
Suddenly, my knees felt weak, and I tumbled to the ground.
My eyes were filled with tears.
Right next to me, I could hear the sound of them going at it raw, and not only that, Heroine-chan’s moans. For her to make such a noise… I wanted to cry. No, I was already crying.
As I sobbed, I fearfully covered my eyes.
What I was afraid of was the hidden route.
Why is there a reverse harem in an otome game!? You’re not a heroine. You’re just a bitch!!! This ain’t a galge game; this is a slut game!!!
…Now wasn’t the time to think about such things.
According to Maru-chan (best friend), when the hidden route was unlocked, and Heroine-chan made love with the villainous love interest, he’d then attempt to murder his own fiancée.
Unfortunately, his fiancée was blinded by her love for him.
“If you want to make me happy, drink this.”
With a compassionate smile, he handed her poison. The fiancée then drank the poison out of her own accord and died.
Of course, I was the said fiancée.
If someone like that were to say that to me, I’d just drink the poison. Yeah, I’d just drink it, and not just out of despair, either.
After all, if that were his true intention, then he’d make it come true. If I refused to drink the poison, he’d just orchestrate my death. However, according to Maru-chan (best friend), it was almost guaranteed that I’d be told to drink it.
“This is the last compassion I’ll ever give you. Take your time and think of me as you die.”
Thus, he relaxed on a sofa and watched with a gentle smile as his fiancée agonized for hours from the poison.
I didn’t want that.
I truly hated that.
I’d much prefer to avoid that kind of death.
I loathed pain and suffering—
—because I’m scared.
Personally, if I were to be told to drink poison and die, I’d probably just die from the shock at that point. However, my heart in the game seemed quite resilient, so I wouldn’t die from a heart attack. Since dying from the shock was out of the question, I made up my mind.
“Let’s break off the engagement before he gets eaten by Heroine-chan.”
I wouldn’t have to suffer if I had canceled my engagement with him before he told me to drink poison.
After annulling my engagement, I’d go to the monastery. From then on, I’d dedicate prayers to his portrait. I’d take all the things he had given me and made an altar out of them.
How excruciating it’d be to be unable to see him any longer. I might regret that I didn’t take the poison and died then. I might despair that I wouldn’t be able to be with him.
Regardless, I didn’t want to endure the pain and die an agonizing death. That was too scary. I was in despair.
Therefore, let’s annul the engagement.
A week after that…
The second son of the duke, Playboy-senpai, was devoured by Heroine-chan.
It didn’t even take Heroine-chan a day to win him over.
As expected of an R-18’s heroine.
At the same time, I was desperate.
Six days after that, the academy was closed.
In order to deepen my bond with my fiancé, I was drinking tea with Alexei in the garden of his mansion.
Delicious-looking sweets were laid out on the table. Under normal circumstances, I’d be excited. But that day, when I saw those delicacies, I wasn’t the slightest bit excited.
“…Can you say that once again?”
In front of me, my fiancé—Alexei, who was also the antagonist of the game and the hidden capture target, innocently tilted his head while still holding the teacup. He did it despite being aware of my agony.
I didn’t know what kind of misdeeds he committed behind the scenes. However, beneath that sweet mask hid a cunning and calculative person.
“I’d like you to cancel the engagement with me.”
Just saying it; my heart was in shambles. I was hyperventilating. Tears welled up in my eyes.
“May I ask why?”
“Recently, I saw Lord Alex with the daughter of Viscount Norfolk at the academy…”
My throat tightened, and my voice became hoarse.
…Perhaps Alex had already been claimed by Heroine-chan. After all, I witnessed them together. Alex was with Euphemia, the daughter of Viscount Norfolk.
My eyes widened at Alex’ words.
My movement, breathing, and heart seemed to freeze.
…No, my heart is beating properly.
However, it definitely paused for a moment. The impact of Alex’ words was simply too great.
After they had intercourse, that was how the capture target would refer to her.
As I thought, my heart was unexpectedly stubborn.
After all, it still beat despite knowing that Alex and Heroine-chan had consummated their relationship.
Alex uncomfortably raised his eyebrows. Perhaps he disliked it when her name came out of my mouth.
“Ah. Uhm… I won’t cause any trouble for Lord Alex… I’m going to the monastery. I’ll take responsibility for everything.”
Even though I was about to cry, I desperately tried to appear strong.
…Please, don’t tell me to suffer from the poison and die.
Father, Mother, and little Faye and Lil, I’m sorry…
…However, I’d like to go to the monastery.
“What is the reason?”
I involuntarily met his gaze.
He had light brown hair, a pair of amber eyes, a high nose, and thin lips. Alex was perfect in every aspect and was as divine as a saint.
Is there anyone who can defy this absolute existence of him?
“You want to dissolve the engagement of your own accord, right? Then, what’s the reason?”
“Uhm, that’s… Infidelity, I suppose?”
In an instant, a shiver ran down my spine.
The temperature of the room seemed to have plummeted all at once.
Even though it was early summer, it was as if I was trapped in an ice dome.
Is it because it sounds like I’m blaming him for having an affair with Heroine-chan?
Come to think of it, when Alex’ emotions underwent strong fluctuation; his magical power would go out of control. While he should’ve mastered water-based magic, he might have also mastered ice-based magic.
As I trembled, Alex stood up.
“Follow me, Tiara.”
Alex said so to me before walking away. With trembling legs, I frantically chased after him.
Then, we arrived at his room…
Even though there were no other people, Alex grabbed me by the wrist and pulled me into the room. Was it truly alright for me to enter? Unlike the usual Alex, he violently slammed the door shut before pushing me against the wall.
“Hey, Tiaralia, the reason why you’d like to annul our engagement, is it truly because you saw me with Mia—Lady Euphemia together? Or is it due to your own unfaithfulness? Did you fornicate with a man other than me? Is that why you want to annul our engagement?”
Alex’ amber eyes were dyed in anger.
As I thought, he was angry because I interfered with his relationship…
“It’s because I’ve been unfaithful…”
In the first place, playing with fire during school days was a common occurrence. Besides, it shouldn’t be a problem if someone was faithful after marriage.
In that case, if I were to initiate the annulment, I’d be the only one to shoulder the blame. All that’s left now was to pray that my house wouldn’t go bankrupt after paying alimony.
Alex expressionlessly glared at me.
C-cold! It’s so cold!
I was terrified of Alex.
At the same time, his furious expression was… Beautiful.
I was at a loss for words. Couldn’t I just come up with a name? Otherwise, I’d definitely cause that person a problem.
What do I do, Maru-chan!?
I was taken aback when I recalled my best friend from my previous life.
That was right.
Maru-chan’s actual experience.
“Uhm, that’s… Because I was under the influence of alcohol, I don’t remember who it was…”
Just like Maru-chan, I couldn’t hold my liquor. One gulp would make my face red, while three sips would make me dizzy. Then, after five mouthfuls, I’d already be on the floor sleeping. If I drank more than that, I’d just throw up.
“You promised not to drink except in my presence. Did you forget?”
“I-I haven’t forgotten!”
I didn’t want Alex to think that I had broken my promise, so I reflexively denied it.
“But previously, you stated that you were under the influence of alcohol?”
Alex’ grasp on my arm tightened. As he looked down at me, a lock of his hair cascaded. Under such proximity, I could feel his breath.
The fact made my breathing quicker.
My heart was pounding madly.
“I-it’s my fault. My throat was parched, so…”
“Did you drink by mistake? Then, as a result, you slept with a stranger?”
At Alex’ words, I nodded like a fool.
“I see why you’d like to annul the engagement.”
“That’s right. Surely, Lord Alex will be much happier with someone better than me.’
As I uttered those words, a single drop of tear fell down my cheek. My vision was blurry. Even while shedding tears, I couldn’t avert my gaze from Alex’ beautiful eyes.
At that moment, the weight of Alex pushing me against the wall suddenly disappeared.
Just like that, he left me and turned his feet towards the antique display cabinet in the corner of the room. After opening the delicately crafted door—
—He returned with a small vial in his hand.
Ah. I knew it.
Apparently, I couldn’t escape from such development.
My heart ached.
“Tiara, drink this if you want to make me happy.”
…At last, he told me those words.
My heart tightened. I held my breath in despair. Tears overflowed from my eyes.
“L-Lord Alex, if possible, I don’t want to suffer in pain…”
I shook my head.
If Alex insisted I drink it, I wouldn’t say no.
Nevertheless, I found myself pleading.
Maru-chan said that Alex was a psychopath.
Hence, my death had probably been decided.
Even so, if he had the slightest bit of compassion for me, then I’d like an instant death.
“Forgive me. There’s nothing I can do about the pain and suffering. But it’s alright; I’ve added a stabilizer to prevent heart attack.”
That’s not alright at all.
Apparently, it’d be a slow death. He didn’t even want me to die from a heart attack.
Perhaps it was to be expected since he was a psychopath.
I had to receive the vial, yet my hands trembled with fear.
Seeing my trembling hands, Alex let out a small sigh.
I had disappointed him.
When I met Alex, I promised I’d never make him sad or betray him.
I exhaled slowly and then received the vial, downing its contents.
Seeing that, Alex showed an angelic, pure smile.
…Maru-chan, Alex is truly a psychopath.
I found out that the poison didn’t cause me to vomit blood or writhe in pain. However, my throat was burning. When my legs began to shake, and I was about to collapse due to the pain and suffering that was about to come, Alex supported me.
“Lord Alex, it’s hot…”
My body gradually heated up.
Did I get a fever? Will I suffer from pain from here on?
“Let’s wait a little longer for the medicine to take effect. It’d be terrible if Tiara suffered a heart attack.”
Alex lifted me and took me to the bedroom.
My heart was beating rapidly.
I wondered what he was going to do…
…He isn’t going to take me to some torture chamber, right?
No, Alex wouldn’t do such a barbaric thing… Maybe.
After all, even if he was a psychopath, I believed that Alex was still a gentleman.
Alex laid me down on the bed. The bed smelled like him. That alone riled me up, and I almost lost consciousness. However, Alex didn’t allow it and hit my cheek.
“You shouldn’t faint over something like this, Tiara.”
Once the poison began to act, I wondered if I’d wake up in pain.
“Are you alright now?”
After caressing my head for a while, Alex whispered and touched my cheek. Since my tears had subsided, my vision was very clear. His beautiful eyes were staring straight at me. Even at such times, my chest constricted with pain.
His incredibly good-looking face approached, and—
—our lips touched briefly.
The impact was immeasurable, and for the Nth time, my breathing was about to stop.
“Tiara, take a breath.”
Hearing Alex’ words, my thought process, which had gone blank, somehow restarted.
My heart was beating.
“C-could it be…”
“Yes, just now, I kissed you.”
I almost forgot to breathe when I heard his words.
“No, don’t forget to breathe.”
Alex brushed his nose against mine and laughed. Then, he pressed his lips against mine once again.
“Hey, open your mouth.”
As I was told, I slightly opened my mouth.
Because to me, Alex’ words were absolute.
I wondered if the poison had reached my brain.
Is that why I’m seeing such a beautiful dream?
That might be it.
Otherwise, I didn’t think I could maintain my sanity by kissing Alex.
Alex’ tongue slid in.
I didn’t know how much I should open my mouth, so I just followed. After tracing my teeth, his tongue met mine. Surprised, I tried to retract my tongue, but Alex caught mine with his and began to suck on it.
Terrified by the tingling sensation, I instinctively pulled on his clothes.
I began to have trouble breathing.
As if he could read my mind, Alex’ lips parted from mine.
“It’s alright. Breathe slowly. From now on, we’re going to experience even greater things together, but you absolutely can’t die, alright?”
…Lord Alex, it’s unreasonable to expect someone to drink poison and not die.
“Good girl, Tia.”
Instead of kissing me, he pressed his nose against mine as if complimenting me. It made me happy, and I laughed. I thought that my last moment would be excruciating, but it wasn’t so. Instead, I was graced with such a wonderful dream.
After all, if I were to do something like this with Alex in real life, I’d definitely faint or, at worst, suffer from a heart attack.
Alex’ breath spilled on my lips. My brain went numb.
Suddenly, there was a sweet stimulation in my chest. Alex happily kissed the modest bulge in my chest, which sank due to gravity.
My chest changed shape in his hands. Before long, he found the tip of my chest through my clothes, kneaded it, pinched it, and toyed with it. Each time, my hips bucked. Against the indescribable aching, I unconsciously rubbed my things together.
“I’ll remove your clothes. It’ll be fine. Don’t forget to breathe slowly, alright?”
When I nodded obediently, Alex deftly removed my clothes.
I twisted in surprise when Alex’ hand moved from my chest to my lower abdomen.
“T-that place is…”
Alex stared down at me in apparent confusion. In response, I cried.
“Didn’t Tia get drunk and dallied with another guy? You don’t want to do it with me?”
While slowly tracing the base of my thigh with his fingertips, Alex asked in a sulking tone.
While reacting to his hand movements, I replied in a flustered manner.
“T-that’s not it. I don’t want to soil your hand…”
“There’s no need for you to worry, Tia. Just accept me.”
Alex stroked the line of my thighs and my rear.
Every time my breath became shallow, he’d soothingly caress my hair. I couldn’t help but let out a sweet, nasal voice. How embarrassing. Alex’ touch felt so good that my thoughts were blown away. From the inside of my body, love juice overflowed.
My skin started to itch.
I could feel every movement of his hand.
Alex whispered and kissed my ear. His fingertips, which were tracing my thighs, reached a spot that was already soaking wet.
“L-Lord Alex, it’s embarrassing…”
“…I know, but you’ll get used to it. From now on, you’ll experience this often.”
For a moment, I sensed that something was amiss. At that moment, Alex’ fingertip traced my honey-soaked hole and poked the small protrusion on it.
My body jolted with pleasure. Over and over again, he played with the protrusion. Then, I could feel his hot breath on my neck. The next moment, a prickly sensation was as a red flower blossomed on my skin. A moan erupted from my throat.
The lewd, sloshing sound of liquid rang in my ears, and I writhed in both embarrassment and excitement. My womb ached with wants.
“L-Lord Alex, something strange is…! Please, remove your hand…!”
“But you seem about to come, though? It’s okay; just feel the movement of my hand. Right now, I’m touching you where it feels good the most. Do you understand?”
“Does it feel good here?”
Alex suddenly flicked the small protrusion with his finger.
“Ahhh! It feels good, Lord Alex!”
A tender voice spilled from my lips as Alex traced and kneaded my folds. The obscene, wet noise grew louder and louder. Waves of pleasure washed over me, and something hot approached.
“Ah! I-I’m about to—”
“It’s fine, Tia. Come.”
I let out a particularly loud voice as my back arched. A convulsive shock permeated my entire body, and I trembled.
“Did you enjoy it?”
After kissing my trembling forehead, Alex asked me sweetly.
Even though I had to answer, nothing but meaningless noises came from my lips.
Every time Alex teased my protrusion, my body would jump reflexively.
…Somehow, I feel truly exhausted.
I want to fall asleep as it was.
Ah. But it’d be uncouth to Alex…
While breathing roughly, I opened my eyes and saw Alex staring at me.
He saw me when I climaxed…
When I realized that, my face flushed even redder. As I flinched in embarrassment, I felt something hard pressed against my thigh.
“It’ll be painful, but please be patient, okay?”
“Of course, Lord Alex.”
Seeing me nod, Alex took off all his clothes. It was the first time for me to see him naked. He was so breathtakingly beautiful; I couldn’t help but swoon…
His face drew closer, and our lips overlapped again. I obediently opened my mouth and accepted his tongue. As our tongues intertwined, he kissed me deeply to the point that I was gasping for breath.
Before long, the tip of his finger, which had been stroking my folds, suddenly entered me.
Far from being painful, my inside throbbed and tightened around his finger as it swallowed the foreign object for the first time.
A sweet, nasal voice.
His fingers, which writhed inside, felt too comfortable. I wanted to feel even better, and my pussy unashamedly squeezed Alex’ fingers.
“Haha. It tightened. It must’ve felt good.”
Alex muttered to himself.
I wanted more pleasure.
The place where his fingers had entered was so wet it was practically overflowing. However, when he rubbed the wall while pushing his fingers inside to locate my sensitive spot, even more nectar dripped.
My body was getting hotter and hotter and drenched in sweat. I writhed in frustration as I craved more. Alex licked the sweat on my damp skin.
When I twisted my body to escape, Alex pinned me down.
I could see that his fingers were inside me and that my vagina was twitching.
In the next second, my mind became white.
As I closed my eyes, my breathing became ragged, and he pulled his fingers out. The stimulation made me jump once again. As it was, Alex grabbed my legs.
In an instant, my legs were spread open. Alex stared at the area between my legs.
“How wonderful. It’s twitching. Do you want it so badly?”
“N-no! Don’t look!”
I hastily resisted and tried to close my legs.
“But I like Tia’s place. It’s dripping wet, how cute…”
How is that cute…?
However, since Alex would like to see it, I had no choice but to put up with it.
Tearfully, I relaxed my legs.
“Hey, Tia. I’m already at my limit. As it is, I’m afraid you’ll lose consciousness before I can put it in. I may enter, right?”
I thought a penis would be rough or grotesque.
Is it because it’s Alex’?
Everything about him was beautiful.
When asked what the most wonderful work of art created by God was, I’d say Alex without much thought.
“Uhm, Lord Alex, I don’t think it’ll do…”
“Is it too small?”
That’s not it—!
I accidentally said it out loud and hurt Alex.
I’m sorry, Lord Alex…
“No, it’s the other way around…”
I let out a sigh.
Perhaps because it was my last dream before I died, I didn’t faint or die from shock due to seeing his naked body. However, wouldn’t it be too impudent to stare even if it was a dream?
“Uhm, Lord Alex?”
I desperately endured the urge to faint as I felt Alex’ thing rubbing against my dripping hole.
“…Are you going to do it?”
“I will. We’ve come this far without you fainting, so let’s do it all at once. You might attain some immunity if you make it to the end. It’s alright. I’ll be gentle.”
Alex embraced me and kissed my forehead. Then, he put his rod into the simmering crevice, before sliding it up and down several times. The puffy protrusion rubbed against his every time, and a thrilling pleasure rushed up.
Every time his tip passed over my folds, I yearned for more. Even though it was my first time, my hole twitched as if begging for him.
Alex rubbed the meat scepter against me several times, covering me with plenty of nectar. Then, he drove his hot stake into me. I was in pain as if my body was being torn apart.
“Lord Alex, it hurts…”
My eyes were filled with tears.
Alex proceeded to kiss my tears.
“I’m sorry, Tiara. But I’d like you to endure it. Can you do that?”
Since Alex told me so, then I had no choice but to do my best.
But it hurts…
“Hey, Tiara, can you relax a bit more?”
I desperately surrendered my body as my tears overflowed due to pain.
“Haaa… I’ll insert it all at once. It seems that it’ll be less painful if I did that.”
Alex kissed me gently and caressed the tip of my nose.
As the kiss deepened, tremendous shock and pain ran through me. My body involuntarily arched up as if to escape from the pain, but Alex didn’t allow it.
Tightening his embrace, he further drove the hot mass inside.
“Ahhh… It’s in. It feels really good inside you, Tia.”
I was in so much pain that I clung to Alex.
“I’m sorry for being the only one who feels good. Since Tia is in pain, let’s stay like this until it subsides…”
Alex hugged me tightly and whispered in my ear. The sweetness of his voice caused my inside to contract.
As I lay still, Alex stroked my head and rained kisses on my forehead, temple, and eyelids.
Our bodies were pressed together. I could feel that he was slightly sweaty.
Suddenly, my love overflowed.
“Lord Alex, I love you.”
In my honest feelings, his body quivered, and the size of his rod seemed to increase.
Alex groaned briefly before staring into my eyes. I put my hand on his cheek and gently caressed it.
“I’m sorry, I’m at my limit. I want to move. Is it alright if I do?”
It’s probably not okay, but…
Considering that Alex was at his limit, I couldn’t refuse.
“Of course, Lord Alex.”
Alex’ lust smoldered inside of me as he continued to pant. He went in and out of me, rubbing against my insides.
The obscene, wet sound filled my ears each time my juices overflowed.
“Ah! Ah! Ah…”
Every time Alex moved, I was ravaged senselessly by the pleasure.
“Ahhh! It feels good…”
Those words involuntarily leaked out of my lips.
Upon hearing that, Alex’ eyes widened in surprise. But in the next second, he squinted his eyes happily.
Sweat trickled down from Alex’ temple and fell down my skin.
Before long, the pain was overshadowed by pleasure, and I bucked my hips, accepting Alex-sama to my innermost part.
“Haaa! Haaa… I’m about to come. Tiara. Tiara—”
His speed began to increase.
At the stimulation, I jerked back. Something had burst, and my inside tightened up, squeezing Alex tightly.
In an instant, Alex pulled the burning stake from my body and spewed hot droplets onto my stomach.
Breathing heavily, Alex laid beside me. I burned his figure into my vision.
“Tiara, did you feel good?”
“Yes, Lord Alex.”
I nodded and closed my eyes.
The happiness of making love with Alex would surely last for a lifetime.
Even so… What an R-18 otome game.
Even a supporting character, and not to mention a virgin like me, had a body like a bitch in heat.
How amazing, Maru-chan.
Even though it was my first time, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
…Let’s start with the conclusion.
I didn’t die.
Or rather, the medicine that Alex gave me wasn’t poison.
When I woke up, an angel peered into my face at my bedside.
“…There’s an angel, so I must be dead.”
“You aren’t dead, but you did faint.”
The person who was at my bedside was Alex. After he had cleaned my body, I slept naked on his bed.
According to Alex, he made me drink something akin to a tranquilizer so that I wouldn’t faint or have a heart attack due to Alex Overload. Apparently, the medicine also served as a contraceptive—and an aphrodisiac.
However, no contraceptive was perfect, so he did it outside.
“Why would I make you drink poison? I can’t believe it. In the first place, why would you assume that it was poison?” Alex was surprised beyond words.
“Be, because you seemed really angry… In the first place, because it’s a gift from you, I had wanted to keep it safe, but you told me to drink it…”
When he heard that, he asked, “Are you stupid?” And hugged me.
It went without saying that I stopped breathing until Alex reminded me to.
In the end, because I told him the truth, Alex didn’t annul the engagement.
Hence why I decided to change my way.
I couldn’t possibly turn Alex into a murderer.
Although, of course, even if the worst were to happen, I’d make sure that it wouldn’t be traced back to him—
—Because it was Alex.
However, my grandmother and mother advised me not to do anything rash.
“Uhm, so, I’d like you not to set your target on Lord Alexei.”
That was right.
As of now, I was in the middle of confronting Heroine-chan with all my courage.
I found Heroine-chan sitting on a bench in the academy courtyard, reading a book alone under the shade of the tree.
Now is the time!
“…What do you mean?”
“Ah, erm, you know. I don’t want you to get intimate with Lord Alex. Be-because if you capture him—no, if he falls for you? Basically, I’ll be told to drink poison and die. Maru-chan said that it hurt a lot…”
“T-that’s the name of my best friend…”
When I said that, the heroine’s eyes widened.
“Are you… Minarin?”
Apparently, Maru-chan was the heroine. Moreover, she wasn’t aiming for a reverse harem. She merely wanted to collect all the CGs.
What a true otaku…
“But then, why didn’t you attack Lord Alex?”
“Huh? No way. To unlock that psychopath’s route, many would have to die. No matter how much I want the CGs, Alexei’s route will cause people to die. If I still try to unlock his route despite knowing that, it’s as if I’m the one who killed them! That’s simply unbearable. That’s why I only collect CGs that are available to me…”
Apparently, if she failed to capture him, she’d either be imprisoned, raped, or die. The entire time she explained that Maru-chan had a somewhat distant look. By the way, the heroine and Alex were often together.
“I’m glad Minarin is here. The second arc of this game will start soon. Let’s collect the CGs together, Minarin. The next heroine is a transfer student. I can’t see my own CGs, but if it’s the second heroine, then we can secretly watch her, right?”
Maru-chan seemed so happy to be able to talk to me. However, when I recalled what Glasses-kun and Maru-chan had done, my gaze turned somewhat hollow…
At that moment, I was gently embraced from behind.
This smell… Lord Alex?
The moment I realized that, I stopped breathing.
While embracing me from behind, Alex stared at Maru-chan.
“Mia, don’t touch my Tiara, okay?”
“Huh? It isn’t like she’s yours. Besides, don’t say things like she’s your property and what-not.”
“Who cares? Tiara only belongs to me. Moreover, what good would it do if she were to hang out with a loose tramp like you? What if Tiara got influenced by your almost nonexistent sense of chastity?”
…Just now, from Alex’ beautiful lips, words that were otherwise unbecoming of a capture target came out.
Oh, no! Maru-chan is influencing Lord Alex!
“Ha… Tia is my best friend! We’re inseparable! Don’t get in my way!”
“I’ve never heard that the two of you are friends.”
“But it’s true. Isn’t it, Tiara?”
When I nodded, Maru-chan showed a heroine-like, happy smile.
…To my surprise, Maru-chan later told me that Alex was still a virgin. For that reason, his route, which was unlocked after the reverse harem ending, was insanely difficult, and the success rate was quite low.
Hearing that, I felt myself from my previous life looking down on Alex a bit. Of course, I’d keep that secret for the rest of my life.
Note: Wow, what a twist! There’s a sequel coming up featuring the “carnivorous” friend. It’s a couple chapters and should be an interesting read.