Chapter 19 – It’s Good I’m Betrayed (Last Part)
Right in the middle, a thick, huge table stood.
On the wall across, a huge window.
It gave the entire room a bright impression.
This was the room I had just received.
John and I were sitting opposite, facing each other at the table.
” Ah, Mary San, thank you. ”
Mary San made tea and as it was, left the room.
” ……. ”
” ……. ”
Somehow, John was making a stiff face as he looked at me, coupled that with his upturned eyes, he looked scary.
” …Erm… ”
When I spoke, he jumped and softened his nervous expression.
” Ah, I am sorry. ”
He smiled, embarrassed and looked straight at me.
” I unknowingly got nervous. As you know, I am John Veltor, and I will be working as your tutor from today onward. ”
Till now, he had defied all of my expectations. His soft manner, polite tone of speaking, none of it said ‘prideful wicked noble’.
I put down my guard and relaxed my tensed body.
….I was sorry for misunderstanding you.
With that meaning in mind, I bowed my head.
” Yes, I will be in your care. I am Williams Beryl, please call me Will. ”
When I said that, John looked shocked.
…Hm? Did I do anything weird?
For the time being, I could not think of anything so I just continued.
” Erm, what should I call Veltor Sama? ”
And John’s shocked expression changed into a good humored smile.
” You can call me however you prefer. Only… ”
With that, he had a seemingly wry smile and a mischievous expression.
” ..not Veltor please. ”
Ah, I see.
I finally believed that, indeed, this man, as rumors said, had abandoned his family name. Right now, he seemed like an honest and gentlemanly fellow and I could not sense any bad vibes from him nor he seemed like the type who used flattery.
In fact, he felt a bit like a puppy…
Ah…I couldn’t deny the possibility that he might be a sly fox…
According to my instinct, he was not a bad guy.
Happy by this fact, my face was full of smiles.
” Then, John Sensei! Would that be all right? ”
Hey, if it’s a tutor, then it could not be anything other than Sensei right!
Once I said that, John Sensei beamed at me.
…What was this sense of defeat? Hm.
He was beautiful. He was handsome. He was a bespectacled Ikemen prodigy.
…And also a gentleman.
It might had been he was nervous before. Now that I looked at him again, the first impression was not wrong. He was really an Ikemen. This was the first time I felt an intimacy with a black pupil, black haired person ever since I arrived in this world.
Grrr…. I was jealous.
It’s okay! In the future even with an average face I would be popular!
” By the way, Will Sama. ”
I nearly drowned in the tears of my thoughts before John Sensei’s voice pulled me back to reality.
” John Sensei, please stop with the ‘Sama’. ”
Again with the formal tone! As a tutor we were going to be together for a long time to come and if we were to be this formal, my upper lip was going to go stiff! [TN: In original text : My shoulder was going to go stiff. ] Ah, this was not a pun…you there, don’t say that it’s cold! [TN: Cold jokes = pun…get it?] It was an accident, just an accident.
” Then… Will San ”
” Will alone is fine. ”
” …Eh…That is a bit… ”
” It’s okay because you are my Sensei! ”
I was getting slightly impatient. With a slightly troubled face, Sensei finally agreed to call me Will.
” Ah yes Sensei, what is the matter? ”
I remembered he wanted to say something. John Sensei’s expression turned serious.
” Ah. It’s just..If you don’t mind me asking, it is a little early for a 3 years old to have a tutor. I was wondering if you made this request or was it Sir Gion’s idea? ”
This person’s eyes sparkled whenever the topic was about Father. He really seemed to admire Father. Me too, apart from his face, aimed to be like Father.
Sorry for dashing your hope…
I gave a small bitter smile.
” No, it was me who requested. ”
John Sensei looked very shocked.
…Yep, I was sorry for betraying your expectations…
But Sensei too, betrayed my expectations so I was not in the wrong!
” It’s Will’s…? But why? I don’t mean to be rude but boys at your age usually only think about having fun. ”
” I don’t know anything. I am proud seeing Father so needed (busy) but as for me, I can’t help with anything… ”
I looked at Sensei with a mischievous glint in my eyes.
” …And I am frustrated with that. ”
With a shocked expression, Sensei sat there, stunned.
I said something outrageous, didn’t I? But there was no choice, it’s true! I could never understand the conversations carried on over my head and it was so vexing.
” So that is why.. ”
After a while, a happy smile floated up on Sensei’s face.
” Well then, let’s study hard as soon as possible, shall we, Will? ”
What a good smile you had there, John Sensei.
…Eh….is this person possible…a Spartan ‘S’….?
I, whose expectations were splendidly betrayed.