236. The start of the date
The illuminated night view could be seen clearly from the window. In addition to a calm private room, the interior wasn’t too flashy, but it was stylish and gave a solid sense of luxury. The purple potato soup and the cheese madeleine, served as an amuse-bouche were exquisite, and it made me expect the course meal that would come out later.
It was a private room, so I didn’t have to worry about other people’s eyes and manners, which was a really good point. Perhaps, I should say, as expected of Miyabi Minakatain? In fact, on the way here, she said that I should enjoy the meal without worrying about manners. And so, I could enjoy this atmosphere, but perhaps, it was because her skill at dealing with men was that good?
But more than that. I was wondering about the situation……. No, perhaps it should be better to say that I was confused.
“The amuse-bouche was delicious, wasn’t it?”
“Yeah. As expected to a star chef.”
Shino-san and Yuzuka-san were talking happily. Both of them were dressed up beautifully, and unlike the appearance they showed at school, their elegance and grace were further enhanced. In this atmosphere, even the arrogant boys of class 1-1 might lower their guards. Their atmosphere was different from usual… it was the thing so-called “gap”. However, I wasn’t an easy man, so it would be a big mistake to think that they could easily drop me.
The two didn’t seem to be particularly nervous, rather they seemed to be enjoying themselves even in this luxurious French restaurant. Perhaps they had been to this shop several times.
However, what I was confused about was neither the atmosphere of this shop nor the appearance of my classmates.
“Kohaku-kun, the chef here is a famous chef who has won several awards in well-kwon contests.”
“No matter what kind of food comes out, it’s delicious and also the presentation is beautiful. I think you can literally enjoy it with your eyes.”
“I- I see～”
The two of them were thinking about the food that would be coming out soon and looked very happy… But I really wanted to say one thing to the two,
Why are you there! ??
I banged the table and shouted so….. Of course, in my heart.
Today was a date with Minakatain-san. For the past few days, the maid of my house kept telling me that I shouldn’t be swept away by the atmosphere and always be careful. But now, I was no longer worried. At all.
I didn’t know why, but it was no longer a “date with just two people”. I couldn’t have a romantic atmosphere at all. Even if I could have it, for sure the others wouldn’t leave it alone.
In fact, the beautiful face of Minakatain was about to be ruined. Perhaps she was about to get angry.
…… Why did this happen? I tried to look back on what happened today, to find the cause.
“Kohaku-sama, it’s about time.”
“Yeah, I’m ready.”
Maria saw me and nodded.
“Kohaku-sama, I know that I’ve said this so many times, but you can’t let the atmosphere sweep you. That person is always aiming for Kohaku-sama’s body. So please, don’t let your guard down.”
“I know. You don’t have to say it over and over.”
“… I’m still worried. Please bring this. If you feel any danger, throw it at that person.”
With that said, Maria handed me the liquid in a small container.
“? What’s this?”
“It was a for protection…”
“Hmm? What is it?”
When I listened again, Maria opened her index finger and thumb a little, and said.
This maid is dangerous.
Once again, I was being reminded that the maid in front of me was really dangerous.
Maria tilted her head and looked at me mysteriously. I really wanted her to be a little skeptical of the existence of a maid who her lord poison no matter how much she might be worried.
“… I see. I understand your concerns. Rest assured. Once you hit the target person with it, you will know the effect. There will be no damage to the surroundings either. I think that it’s possible to hit the target with Kohaku-sama’s athletic ability.”
No one is worried about that.
“It’s okay, the target won’t die. Just a little paralyzed and sick with a high fever. Even if it happens, you don’t need to worry, it won’t leave anything in the target to be detected.”
“… I-is that so? But I don’t want to carry poison with me, so perhaps I should leave it?”
Maria looked so disappointed.
During such an exchange, it was time, and the house chime rang.
“… It looks like the target has come.”
Maria picked up the intercom and responded. As expected, it seemed that the other party was Minakatain-san.
I headed to the front door.
“Hey, you look even more beautiful today.”
When I opened the front door, I immediately received a compliment as well as a greeting.
“Thank you. Minakatain-san is also very beautiful.”
“Fufufu, I’m really happy you said that. I tried my best not to be inferior to you.”
Minakatain-san wasn’t wearing pants like what I saw before, but a dress. In short, Today’s Minakatain-san was a beautifully dressed lady.