I moved the scissors to further cut Mira’s bangs down to his eyebrows.
In addition to that, I also cut his hair into a shorter style that would look good on a boy.
I’m satisfied. Quite satisfied.
The annoying bangs were gone, and he looked more boyish than before. He was a boy from the start, though!
Izumi had been good at cutting hair, even though she wasn’t a hairdresser. It seemed to be the same for Charlotte.
Eh…? What would I had done if I failed?
Well, he’s a boy, so he could just shave his head and it would be fine!
But I’m not going to say that, am I?
It would be fine because I could take care of things with magic!
Cheat-san could do it! Right?
When I noticed the sound of sniffling, I looked over to see Mira with tears streaming from his large eyes. Since he couldn’t move, he couldn’t even wipe the tears away.
Oh…he’s crying -sweats-
He had been hiding his eyes with his long bangs all this time, but now I had cut them off.
I thought Mira’s eyes were beautiful, like rubies.
Now that he was crying though, he really looked like a rabbit.
“Sorry? Those bangs were too annoying, so I cut them off…teehee~”
Mira glared at me with tears in his eyes, yet no sign of malice.
“Why…did you do such a terrible thing!? Do you hate me?”
“No, I don’t hate you.”
“Hmm. Because I wanted to look into your eyes and talk to you.”
Yes, yes. I nodded and said.
“…My eyes?…Aren’t they creepy?”
“I think they’re beautiful eyes, just like red jewels, don’t you?”
I laughed with a smile.
Mira was very surprised and widened her large eyes to the point that they looked like they might pop out.
In a world where there were demon beasts, elves, and gods, I thought that having slightly paler skin and reddish eyes would only be considered slightly unusual…On the contrary, it might even be easier for people to associate with them because of the existence of demon beasts.
A lot of people think a lot of things.
That’s a very good thing, but it’s not good to force their own ideas on others.
I wanted people to put themselves in the shoes of those who were treated unreasonably.
I wanted people to fully understand what was in their hearts.
That way, they would be less likely to think of doing something terrible.
“Mira hasn’t done anything wrong, so you can just leave it as it is.” (***T/N: Mira is speaking in third person here)
“We are on Mira’s side.”
I was going to say a lot of great things, but then I realized that I didn’t exactly have the qualifications to put Mira on the spot right now.
As a Duke’s daughter, 12-year-old Charlotte had always been carefully protected. Izumi had also lived until the age of 28 with the love of her parents.
I didn’t have any words of sympathy for Mira because I had not lived through the same circumstances. It was pity. I could pity him. But that was just self-satisfaction.
Perhaps Mira did not want such things.
What he wanted was someone who only wanted him…
Well, at least that was just my own speculation.
I have no romantic feelings for Mira, and I never will. So…I shouldn’t dig any deeper into Mira’s emotions. I can’t be responsible for that.
It’s okay if he hates me. I’m a villainess by nature, so it’s okay if people think I’m selfish.
So, if it would make Mira feel better, so be it!
I wasn’t going to do anything worse than this, so please just don’t send me to the executioner’s block, okay?
“…I mean, can you please do something about this!?”
Mira, who had been stunned for a while, seemed to have returned to reality. He shook his face from side to side and started protesting.
“Ah, I’m sorry. I forgot.”
Fufufu. I laughed.
“Charlotte, I didn’t know you had such a terrible personality!”
“Eh? If you say that, then I won’t untie you, you know?”
“—!? Give me a break!”
“What should I do? I have a terrible personality after all~”
I grinned and tugged Mira’s cheek from side to side.
“You look like you’re having a lot of fun, huh?”
Before I knew it, my brother was standing at the entrance of the room.
“Brother, look! I cut Mira’s hair!!”
I pulled my brother by the hand and brought him in front of Mira. Mira, catching my brother’s gaze, quickly turned his eyes away.
“Isn’t it good?”
Brother smiled happily.
“The eyes are beautiful, just like rubies.”
Mira turned his gaze back to my brother and looked at his face seriously.
“Right? It would be a shame if they stayed hidden!”
I deliberately flailed and entwined my arms around my brother.
“Yes. That’s right.”
He patted me on the head.
When I saw his narrowed eyes, I wondered if there was something wrong.
Well, it’s Brother, so it should be okay.
“You siblings please stop having fun messing around and just untie me!”
“Are you jealous? Then you can just join in!”
I hugged Mira who was in the chair.
I hugged him tightly regardless of his flustering.
“Seems fun, I’ll join you too.”
My brother hugged me and Mira together.
“It’s too hot! It’s too tight! Get out of the way! Let me go!”
“Eh? Calm down, Mira. Besides, you’ve already been freed, so if you don’t like it, why don’t you just run away?”
I tilted my head back in laughter.
Mira, with a red face, tried to stand up, but my brother and I were in the way, making it difficult for him to do so.
“You’re not being honest with us.”
“I want you to use this day as an opportunity…to have more confidence in yourself. Don’t let yourself be defeated.”
I cheered for him in my heart.
“Mira, I want you to be my sister!”
“Mira is a boy, you know!” (***T/N: He’s speaking in third person again)
“Eh? In that case, you can be my younger brother! Wouldn’t that be nice? Brother.”
“If it’s good with Charlotte, then it’s good with me.”
“Stop it! Stupid big brother!”
“Oh! You just called him ‘big brother’! You can call me ‘big sister’ too!”
“Who would call you that!? Idiot!”
We continued to argue for a while.
“What the hell…are these people…”
We kept going until Mira raised the white flag with tears in his eyes.
I’ve messed with him to the fullest!
…So much so that I forgot about the dress that I was going to wear for Ricardo-sama tomorrow…
I only realized this right before I went to bed and had to hurriedly choose a dress, causing me to lose sleep.
T/N: Double update today! Also, it looks like we’ll be seeing Ricardo very soon!
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2 thoughts on “Chapter 41: Ruthless (2)”
Why do I feel like he looks more like a girl now?
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You’re not wrong, I had a lot of trouble translating his gender at first because even the manga made mistakes with the pronouns, lol. But he is officially a boy, a very pretty boy.
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