Translator : Missme
Editor : Aru
I said, looking at Eugene walking towards me and Cassius.
Then Eugene stared at me with his unwavering deep blue eyes and replied in a crooked voice as if he didn’t like it.
“What do you mean I’ll laugh!? What are you looking at me for? Am I that bad-tempered?”
“Honestly, it’s not wrong.”
Eugene immediately snorted and refuted.
“Yes, I see. Okay, but I’m not that devilish enough to see and like other people’s pain.”
He came up one step at a time and struck back.
He stopped right in front of me and squinted at me.
“Keep that in mind.”
Then he handed me the magic book he had on his arm.
“What is it, this. Is it mine?”
I asked, picking up a thick book with faded gold letters on the red cover.
“Pages 77 to 90. Read it and come back.”
Then Eugene turned around and walked to his own way, seemingly without further to say.
‘What, that’s it?’
It’s right in front of the infirmary. Did he hear that I almost got hurt?
‘Or maybe he’s not looking for me, he just timingly right finds me here?’
Holding the red book in both hands, countless thoughts passed through my mind.
Eugene, who left me so confused and went his own way alone, though it was really like him.
“Hey, Eugene! Is that it? Can I practice as usual today?”
I thought so because he didn’t have much to say.
However, Cassius, who had never intended to send me to practice today, grabbed my arm and began to stop me.
“Yerine, hold on-”
And he stretched out his right arm to stop me from calling Eugene.
If it had been the usual Eugene, he would have just gone his way without stopping. He wouldn’t turn his head nor answer back. Then I would have gone to practice as usual.
But as soon as my words were finished, Eugene suddenly stopped and turned his head and looked obliquely at the side of Cassius.
“Are you stupid? I can’t believe you are still thinking about practising after all that happened.”
I looked at him with my eyes wide open at the remark.
Still, Eugene turned around and talked again, without changing a single expression.
“That book, I gave it to you instead of practice.”
“Wait, you knew.”
“Today read that only while resting in bed .”
I couldn’t believe what I was hearing now. He’s telling me to take a rest?
“I’m going. See you tomorrow.”
Eugene disappeared to the other side of the hall after the words.
Despite the complete disappearance of his appearance, the aftermath of his words remained.
“Cassius, do you think that makes sense?”
To my question, Cassius replied with a face that he didn’t even know.
“Well, I don’t know…….”
“I can’t believe that Eugene Ace told me to take a break from practice! Did Eugene eat something wrong?”
It was strange no matter how I looked at it.
He’s been doing weird things lately, but today was the weirdest.
A few days ago, he told me I did a good job, what’s wrong with him?
“Or maybe that’s He’s not Eugene…?”
Looking to the side, Cassius stood in the middle of the dreary corridor, looking in the direction of Eugene’s disappearance with eyes resembling the tiger of night.
It was an eye searching for something far away.
Cassius only then turned his eyes and looked at me.
“Oh, I’m sorry. What did you say?”
Cassius smiled awkwardly and scratched his head and said,
“Eugene looks weird. He’s not the type to say that. Isn’t it someone else who disguised himself as Eugene?”
To be honest, I couldn’t believe the current situation to the point of saying that.
Still, it was half a joke.
But Cassius did not burst into laughter when he heard this.
Instead, he looked at me gently with golden eyes and answered with a very serious expression.
“I don’t think so.”
Of course, I thought he’d laugh back at me, but I stopped at an unexpected reaction. Because the laughter in his voice was completely gone.
“Well, I meant it to be funny. Was it not funny?”
Cassius opened his eyes wide and answered in a startled voice.
“That was it? Well, then, how should I react now?”
“No, you don’t have to force a reaction….”
“I’m sorry. I didn’t know it was that.”
“No, thanks. It’s really okay.”
I tried to wave my hand and refused.
‘If it wasn’t funny, it’s probably because I lacked a sense of humour……..’
“Well, if you’re upset, I can react.”
“That’s enough…Let’s go now. We’ve been standing here too long.”
“Oh, yes. Let’s go to the dorm together.”
As I walked out of the building so silently, I could see the grey-coloured sky.
The scene of the foggy school gave off a mysterious atmosphere.
Cassius walked, rarely, with his mouth shut tight, rolling his golden eyes round and round.
Only then did I notice. The fact that he is preoccupied with something.
‘That’s why he didn’t listen to me earlier.’
He seemed to be thinking deeply about something.
I don’t know what it is, but it seems to be a very important problem, given that he is so tight-lipped and agonizing over his serious face.
“Do you have any concerns? What you’ve been thinking about since a while?”
In my words, Cassius flinched as if he had been stabbed, then waved his hand and denied it.
“Hmm? But you didn’t listen to me earlier. Even now, you’re out of your mind and you’re not even talking.”
“No, you don’t have to be sorry.”
And I said, making eye contact with his golden eyes.
“Just tell me if there’s anything I can do to help. It’s okay.”
Cassius paused at the remark, then responded in a low voice.
I answered him with a smile.
The wind shook his dark hair.
His golden eyes, twirling slightly between his hair, resembling the colours of the night sky, which had a more mysterious and enchanting glow than ever before.
“Then, you have to listen to me.”
In his sudden change of mood, I felt my heart tighten.
‘Why is it suddenly so hot….…?’
It was foggy today. I’m sure it was cool. The sun is almost down, so it couldn’t be hot.
“It’s not difficult, Yerine.”
“Well, what is it?”
Suddenly, he asks me to listen to him, and he brings up that it’s not something difficult.
‘Are you trying to ask me for something?’
As soon as I was thinking so, Cassius smiled softly and said,
“When you were practising for the performance……”
“Oh, if you’re worried about the intensity, you don’t have to worry about it because I’m in control.”
“Well, that’s true, but it’s something else.”
Something else. I was wondering if Cassius had anything to worry about with my practice. He doesn’t even know what I’m practising.
“If Eugene says anything strange, don’t worry and ignore it.”
The corners of Cassius’ mouth, which said that, were clearly slightly raised. And his eyes were invariably of a colourful glow. Not soft, but sharp light.
Then Cassius nodded.
“Something weird, for example?”
At the moment, Cassius smiled.
“Such as, he might ask if you have time.”
Ask me if I have time?
I thought about it carefully, but so far, Eugene has never said such a thing.
“Or maybe suggest eating together.”
Neither was this.
Eugene has been refusing to eat with other successors. Of course, he never asked me to eat with him first.
The more I heard, the more I understood because all of Eugene’s “something weirds” were not something he would bring up.
Or what else.
“After the performance at the banquet, if he asks you to dance together to celebrate your success.”
Upon hearing that, I couldn’t stand it and burst into laughter.
“Hahaha, that can’t be true! In the first place, I and Eugene are practising together temporarily because it’s only a joint performance.”
“That’s true, but……….”
“Maybe after this show, he’ll ignore me, blowing cold wind like he used to. Or he would shout “Use the flame magic, spade!” and try to blow me up during the class.”
Cassius listened to me quietly and blinked a couple of times.
It’s as if he doesn’t understand me well.
“Uh. Doesn’t he look like that? In your eyes?”
Then Cassius opened his eyes wide and soon replied with a broad smile.
“No. Not even in my eyes.”
“By the way, why did Cassius think Eugene would say that? I don’t think anyone would think Eugene is going to say it.”
Cassius didn’t answer me directly.
With a smile on his face, he was just staring at the ground.
“I know right.”
“As expected right? Then, why the hell did you think like that?”
Cassius smiled broadly, but gave no satisfactory answer.
“No, you don’t have to know, Yerine.”
He kept on saying, ‘I don’t need to know’.
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