Certainly, my attitude towards my brothers and their friends has vastly changed recently.
So I guess it’s not odd that Henry-Oniisama would have noticed that I was purposely acting this way.
Especially since he’s managed to break free from Liz-san’s brainwashing and can actually think for himself now.
I do feel a bit bad calling it that….
but that’s what Henry-Oniisama called it.
And to get people on board with her ideals, I guess it’s kind of necessary to some extent.
Since, while Liz-san’s thoughts aren’t exactly wrong, in order to actually realize them, a bit of brainwashing would probably go a long way.
“And, who was that boy anyway I’ve never heard anything about him before,” Henry-Oniisama adds when I don’t seem inclined to answer his previous question.
When he says ‘that boy’ he’s probably talking about Gilles, right I’ve been thinking it rather odd that no one has asked me about him yet.
But, at the same time I was relieved, since it would better if I kept Gilles’s origins a secret….
“He’s my assistant.”
“You know that’s not what I’m asking.”
“Yeah, I know.”
Henry-Oniisama heaves a big sigh.
He already knows that no matter how curious he is about something, if I’m determined to keep it a secret then I won’t tell him a thing.
As expected of my older brother; he knows me well.
Thank goodness he knows how to give up easily as well.
“Also, I’ll have you know that I’m not scheming anything at the moment,” I say, smiling as innocently as I can manage.
But since he knows me so well, I’m sure he can tell that I’m lying.
“So you won’t tell me that either” Henry-Oniisama complains, with a look of dissatisfaction plain on his face.
He’s practically pouting.
But my hands are tied.
I’ve already been sworn to secrecy.
I can’t tell him about my villainous aspirations nor about my job of monitoring Liz-san.
Wait, come to think of it, if Henry-Oniisama was able to realize that Liz-san isn’t his type, then does that mean there could be others who haven’t fallen in love with her yet
Honestly, Duke-Sama comes to mind as a contender for this, but I just don’t know.
I know that he at least likes me, but I’m still not sure if it’s as a sibling or in a romantic capacity.
I really hopes it’s the former.
“Henry-Oniisama, do you know if there’s anyone else that’s become disenchanted with Liz-san”
“That’s hard to say, but as of right now it seems like everyone is pretty enamored by her.”
“I guess that makes sense.
There’s no reason to hate a girl like her.”
Though, what’s inside is another matter entirely,” he says and then looks up at the ceiling.
I wonder what he’s thinking about.
Wait, going off of his expression, I think I can actually guess what he’s going to say next…
” “I’d like to have a talk with that boy,” ” we both say in unison.
Henry-Oniisama’s eyes go as round as dinner plates and his head whips around to stare at me.
I knew he’d say that.
I wonder if it’s okay to let them meet though It’s not really a big deal or anything.
It’s just that, going off their personalities, I feel like they’d get along with each other quite well…..
So the issue is that Gilles might end up opening his heart to him.
And if that’s the case, I’d really rather not let them meet.
I’m not in the market for allies at the moment after all.
But, if Henry-Oniisama was willing to help me with my dream of becoming a villainess, then I guess I wouldn’t really mind.
“So Can I” Henry-Oniisama asks with pleading, puppy-dog eyes.
I suck in a small breath.
His face instantly brightens.
Unlike me, Henry-Oniisama tends to wear his heart on his sleeve.
If he decides that he wants to support me, we are definitely going to have to work on his poker face.
“Thanks, Ali!” he says happily.
This isn’t really something you should be thanking me for.
I’ve just decided to give you a chance is all.
There’s no guarantee that I’ll take you on.
This is just a test run!
I wonder what he’ll do to get Gilles to open up to him.