Confined Together with the Horror Game’s Male Lead - Chapter 27
In that moment, I almost blurted out, It seems like it.
‘But I can’t say that.’
If I speak, I’ll surely receive a penalty.
“That’s an interesting hypothesis, Dietrich.”
“…Is that so.”
I pretended not to be interested in Dietrich’s story, hoping to avoid any more unfavorable conversations.
Then, Dietrich covered me with his coat.
“Your clothes are torn. Wear that.”
“And the room has cooled down because the heat has dissipated, hasn’t it?”
He truly is kind.
But rather than being grateful for his kindness, I only felt discomfort accumulating.
Without saying anything else, I pulled up Dietrich’s coat. Charlotte’s body didn’t feel the cold, so I didn’t understand why I accepted his coat anyway.
Come to think of it, he must have obtained the crushed shard from this place, right?
I reached into Dietrich’s pocket to search for the crushed shard.
‘What? Why isn’t it here?’
Did he forget to pick them up?
I stood up abruptly.
Where’s the crushed shard?
“Hey, you haven’t fully recovered yet…!”
“Shush! You haven’t done anything good!”
It must be in this room.
I searched around the room, lifting the desk, pulling back the curtains, but I couldn’t see it anywhere.
“What are you looking for?”
As I scuttled about restlessly, Dietrich approached me.
“You know, when we solved the puzzle earlier, cards fell, right? Did you miss something there?”
“Something that fell?”
Dietrich, who seemed to be contemplating, moved to another spot.
Soon, he stopped and bent down to pick something up.
“Is this what you’re looking for?”
“Yeah, that’s it!”
Inside a transparent bottle, there was glittering golden dust.
At that moment, a shiver ran through my body, and I felt myself freezing up.
“Your eyes, again…”
Well, that’s right.
It doesn’t happen every time, but every time the player obtained a crushed shard, ‘Charlotte’ would appear to Dietrich.
“Your… Your eyes turned red again.”
Dietrich looked at my eyes in bewilderment.
I could do nothing but smile and, without my volition, I reached out my hand to push him away.
Dietrich stared at his hand, which had been slapped away, then back at me.
Those swirling violet eyes seemed to know what ominous thing was soon approaching.
“Congratulations on finding the first crushed shard, Dietrich.”
Dietrich gazed at the golden dust.
In the game, the first time Dietrich found a shard, he uttered lines like, ‘What’s this?’
And at that moment, Charlotte would appear and explain the items he obtained.
“You can collect those and create a whole fragment. It will help you progress to the next floor.”
“Come to think of it, when you first…”
This was something that was also said when Dietrich had first entered the mansion.
“I thought you wouldn’t find any shards and simply die.”
It’s that condescending tone again.
In addition to giving penalties, Charlotte has the role of explaining various things to Dietrich, but in the end, she would always add a spiteful comment.
That’s why Dietrich had come to resent her.
“Even so, until now—”
Dietrich cut me off.
It was a bit confusing since he’d never done this before.
“Why are you suddenly acting so maliciously again?”
I was taken aback. Dietrich saying things like this…
Shouldn’t he be giving me hateful glares?
“Why are you acting wickedly all of a sudden?”
Dietrich was angry, but as I was being manipulated, I couldn’t give him a good answer.
My mouth, which had opened of its own accord, struggled to conclude the unsolicited dialogue.
“Entertain me, Dietrich.”
When Charlotte’s lines were over, the force that had been compelling me disappeared.
Dietrich stared at me with a hard-to-read expression.
“It’s really incomprehensible. You’re suddenly saying such things, and those eyes…”
“But you also help me, despite saying wicked things.”
Dietrich said, seemingly embarrassed.
“When you told me about the room, you said it was a mistake, right?”
What was he trying to say?
I couldn’t understand Dietrich, who looked at me with thoughtful eyes.
“Fine. I’ll trust you.”
“Because you helped me.”
“…Have you completely forgotten that I imprisoned you?”
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