It shouldn't take too long to accept the view spreading in front of her as reality. But she couldn’t shake off the feeling of uncertainty because of the unexpected situation.
There was nothing wrong with it, so she just had to accept it… but when she thought of how Yulan was feeling, she didn’t think it was a matter one could just obediently accept.
To be honest, she was more worried about what was going on inside of Yulan, than how she was. Like… maybe he was overdoing it…
The expression when solving a problem was the same as always, and he was seriously doing the past exam questions he borrowed from Violette.
(Perhaps she was too conscious of it…)
There was no reason for Violette to intervene because Yulan was doing it of his own will. No matter for whom he did it, it was his own choice.
She might be too overprotective of her childhood friend. Unlike when Yulan was younger and was smaller than Violette, he was already growing bigger than her. From a cute boy to a dependable man. It was rude to keep thinking of him as a child.
Yulan was thousands of times more overprotective of Violette, but the wolf in sheep’s clothing wouldn’t make a noticeable blunder.
“Violette, you made a mistake there.”
“Huh? Oh… W-where would that be?”
“Look, here, the expression is hard to understand and therefore also easy to misunderstand.”
“...That is true.”
“It’s a habit for the person in charge. Probably this year too, so watch out.”
“Yes, thank you very much.”
Surprisingly… and this might be rude, but Claudia’s explanation was extremely easy to understand.
She explained not only how to solve it, but also how to read the task. In front of Yulan, she was mostly quiet and nervous, but she was able to confirm that she was originally a good person.
What was surprising was that Claudia answered Violette politely. She was aware of the fact that the ambiance between them had become softer than before, but it still wasn’t equal to being forgiven.
The current situation made it difficult to go closer or put more space between them, so it was difficult to get a sense of distance.
She had imagined Claudia taking it seriously today since she was responsible for helping her, and that was her personality, but she had thought it would feel more awkward… never had she expected that there’d be such a relaxed atmosphere.
Violette was confused by several different and unexpected things piling on top of each other.
“Vio-chan, are you tired? Are you okay?”
“Let’s take a short break.”
Closing her book with a thud, Mirania met Claudia’s eyes, and the two seemed to be communicating with a nod each without words.
Mirania, standing up next to Claudia, put the books in one hand and put her other on Yulan’s shoulder instead of Claudia’s. Compared to Yulan’s suspicious gaze, she kept an unreadable smile on her face.
“Yulan, could you help me a little?”
“I thought I’d buy something while on my way to the library. I can’t let Violette carry my things, and I can’t just leave the both of you here, you see.”
The student council room could only be used by other Student council members. There wouldn’t be a problem if they went to the bathroom, but going to the library and taking a detour before coming back would be problematic.
Excluding Claudia, who should stay, and Violette, being a girl, there was only Yulan left.
“You know her taste, and since you have a better grasp of it than me… come on.”
For a moment, his sharp eyes pierced Mirania. It became worse when Mirania brushed it off with a smile.
Mirania didn’t rush Yulan who wasn’t moving and kept his expression, but it was uncomfortable just watching them. Especially for Claudia, who couldn’t ignore it even if it wasn’t directed at her.
A light voice drifted, dissolving the tense mood that had hung in the air.
“It’s alright to go, Yulan.”
“It’s also good to get some fresh air.”
“...Okay, I got it.”
The stiff mood dissolved at Violette’s words. As if it hadn’t been there from the beginning. Mirania wondered if the furrowed eyebrows he had seen were illusions, or even if he had developed a split personality.
“Then, let's go.”
“Ah… the both of you, properly take a break, alright?”
The moment when her line of sight left Yulan and when the door closed with a thud.
Violette didn’t notice that all feelings left Yulan’s face.