Chapter 5 – Erika in the Student President’s Office (2)
“I heard you.”
I cast my gaze down at Erica, who asked back meaninglessly. And he answered again.
“What would you do if I stayed here longer?”
“Is it really that hard to just… Talk?”
“Are you asking because you really don’t know?”
As she moved, the sword at her waist swayed. Erica’s gaze turned to that direction for an instant.
“You know what the situation is like right now. Thanks to you managing this academy so well, the students are anxious because they can’t win each other, and some don’t even know if they are alive or dead. Under such circumstances, I can’t believe how risky it is to come to this depth alone. You know.”
“But there’s only one reason why I’m still here. The time it took to get here was too precious, so I thought I should get something.”
“Yeah! That… That thing.”
At that moment, suddenly, Erica raised her head abruptly. Of course, even that quickly lost her momentum, and her pupils shook. Still, she mustered up her courage and managed to open her mouth.
“You can’t go around alone like this all the time. You’ll feel anxious… And sometimes lonely. So, Lope…”
“Will you… Be on my side?”
Erica, driven into a corner, brought up her absurd proposal. However, she even smiled faintly, as if she thought it was unconventional.
“It may not look like it, but I actually need someone to help me. Should I say I’m not a scumbag like that, but a normal person like you…I didn’t know I’d say this, Lope. You’re the normal person in this academy right now There may be none.”
“So stop wandering around and help me out by my side. So I can get this place back on track. I’ll give you a title too! Vice-president or secretary…Anything goes. How about it?”
Involuntarily, I let out a sigh. Apparently Erica still believed that she was the charming and charismatic student body president.
“I still don’t seem to understand.”
I moved closer to her to break the illusion myself. She was so close to the wall that she couldn’t stand back any longer. Erica curled up and looked up at my chin.
“Don’t do that.”
“Isn’t there anything you can do for me?”
At that moment, unintentionally, my gaze turned to her chest. In fact, it was hard for her to continue ignoring her swollen breasts beneath her see-through sweaty shirt.
Erica, too, felt my gaze and covered her breasts with her arms. For a moment, an awkward air flowed between us.
After a while, a slightly damp voice escaped from her lips.
“You, after all…Do you want something like that…?”
Erika’s arms dropped helplessly as if she felt despair for the first time. Did I feel disappointed that even the last person I trusted coveted my body? She might have thought that the only advantage she had left was her sexual appeal.
Or maybe the opposite? If you can solve this situation by allowing your body to me, you might think it’s a cheap price. I could even feel some hope in her thighs gently rubbing against her for no reason. Despair and hope. I could hear the two conflicting emotions mixing and dancing in her chest.
But I threw a blunt answer over the complicated emotions.
“No. I don’t like that.”
“I don’t want to get an STD or something.”
Erica stupidly opened her mouth. It was as if this was a joke. But soon, as if she understood the meaning of my words, her face turned red.
But before that, she opened the door with a thud.
“Lope. Are you still there?”
Erica’s throat stopped as soon as Hater’s figure emerged from the doorway. He smiled and walked towards it.
“I think we should get out of the way. The president has a lot of work to do. Isn’t that right, president?”
“Ah… No… I…”
“Now you have to go to work. There are quite a few kids coming today.”
“I…I have something to talk about with Lope…”
Hater came between us and shoved Erica in the back. Then he nodded at me toward the door.
“I’ll tell you the rest. So stay in. How are you, Lope?”
“Let’s go then. I’ve packed the trade items. Just take them.”
“Now…Wait a minute. I…”
Even as we were about to leave, Erica hesitantly followed. Then Hayter looked behind him and said in a light tone.
“Oh, President. You should go to the school gate once. The professor is looking for it.”
“Take some balloons. Lope brought them.”
Erica lost her words for a moment and lowered her hand. The door slammed shut in front of her. Finally, she seemed to be calling someone’s name with her lips, but she disappeared without a trace, buried in the sound of the door.
“Is this enough?”
As she put the daily necessities she brought into her backpack, her heavy weight felt good on her shoulders. Hater looked at me and smiled.
“I’m glad you’re here. Why do unexpected things fall so fast? No matter how much I search in warehouses, they don’t come out.”
“I don’t have any anymore. I’ll have to find another replacement soon.”
“Yes. That’s a big deal. I will need more in the future.
It was a meaningful tone, but I ignored it and went down the stairs. Hater followed behind me and continued to talk.
“By the way, you’re talented. You know how to do this and that, and you’re smart. A kid like you should be in the academy.”
“Because not many people can take care of themselves in this situation.
“Even you don’t know. At times like this, you desperately need someone you can trust. Someone who is confident in your skills.”
Before I knew it, I could see the end of the stairs in the distance. Beyond the front door, the pale afternoon sun shone faintly. When I go back, is it around evening? Meanwhile, Hater continued to follow.
“Oh, Lope. By the way…”
“If you have something to say, just say it. Don’t go round and round.”
When I asked directly, he smiled innocently. Then he leaned his back against the wall next to the stairs and said.
“Hey. Aren’t you lonely?”
“Not at all.”
“Ah, what’s wrong. With the same men. It’s lonely.”
“Not at all. If you’re talking about the same thing as Erica…”
“No, that’s not it. Don’t you need a fucking house?”
The use of vulgar words always got on my nerves. Unbeknownst to me, my expression was slightly frowned upon.
“What do you want to talk about?”
“It’s a very important story.”
Even though there would be no reason to keep secrets in this academy anyway, he lowered his voice. Then he spoke almost in a whisper.
“You know? There are girls hiding in the west building over there. There seem to be a few guys there too, but that’s not their part-time job. Anyway, they’ve been sitting there for over a month.”
“I’ve been halfway giving up because no matter how much I knock on the door, no matter how hard I knock on it. But a while ago… I found a way to break through.”
“I found a way.”
“Uh. It’s a complicated story, so it’s a bit difficult to explain now… Anyway, I found a way. So I decided to break through the door exactly three days later.”
It was expected to some extent, so I nodded my head without emotion. No matter how hard I lock the door and hold on, it won’t last forever. The question was, why did you tell me that?
“So why are you telling me that?”
When asked about that, Hayter dragged on meaninglessly. Then he looked me straight in the eyes and said.
“Because I want you there.”
“Yeah. No matter how hard you break through the door, it’s not like they’ll be easily caught anyway. You can’t ignore them either… And there are a lot of bitches who know how to use magic. That’s why we need someone with solid skills. In other words…Like you. “
“So, to sum it up, I’m asking you to stand by our side. There’s nothing bad about it, right? If you’re talented enough, you won’t get hurt in there, and if there are pretty bitches, you can just pick one or two. What do you think?”
It was a tone as if it would be impossible not to be tempted. In fact, he had an excited expression on his face, as if he thought he had succeeded in persuading him halfway.
Of course, this one didn’t appeal to me or interest me at all. Above all, there was absolutely no reason for me to take such a risk.
“Not really. I don’t feel like it.”
“Don’t do that, just think about it. I’ll pack a few other things for you if you want.”
“And even without me, you guys will do just fine anyway.”
“Ah, I don’t know.”
But the next moment, a name from Hater stopped me from leaving.
“How annoying Lena is, that bitch. Besides that, there are many other things that annoy me more than I thought.”
“Oh, why is that girl there? The one who was the top of the grade. Some of our kids were fooled because of that bitch.”
“Is there Lena in it?”
“Uh. We only found out about it a while ago. We got hit by her magic a lot while trying to break through to the window. There are a lot of kids who are waiting for it anyway. Me too. If you get caught, fucking just…”
The name stopped me again. My thoughts always stumbled at that point, like a stone beak that I knew it was going to get stuck on. No matter how much I tried to ignore it, her name was always circling out of sight.
And naturally, my ugly imagination raised a vivid landscape in front of my eyes. Three days later If a bunch of haters break through the door, chaos will fall inside. It was not expected that untrained students would react calmly in such a situation. Resistance is quickly suppressed, and beasts in heat attack them.
So what about Lena? She would let out her first high-pitched scream as she was attacked by men pulling down her pants dance. Can they bite her tongue before their dicks pierce her virgin? Although, of course, there is a high probability of opening her crotch while gagged before then.
It was as clear as if all of that had already happened. Rather than looking into the future, it seemed like he was reminiscing about the past. Hater’s hungry eyes and his vulgar tone had already determined the whole situation. If there was a very small variable in the situation, it was only one.
And that was me.
In the middle of a complicated accident biting each other, Hater spoke again. And he told me with his own mouth the questions I had to ask myself.
“So. What do you want to do? Lope.”