I'm Looking for the Male Lead for the Ending - Chapter 19
“…Ah, yes. I see.”
“Look at this. How many women in the world can act so indifferently in front of me like this?”
“I like you very much, Lady.”
Diel Marsotis’s favorability increases by 2%.
Diel Marsotis’s current favorability: 11% -〉 13% ]
Oh, stop rising already! There was no point because I wouldn’t be opening Diel’s route anyway!
I clenched my fist in frustration, pressing my forehead.
In the end, my dwindling health was the only thing getting reduced, and the favorability of a character I wouldn’t even see the ending with kept increasing! My hands were shaking as I fought to hold back my surging anger. I wanted to grab that smug face that had stirred up such emotions in me and smack it with one blow.
In the meanwhile, Diel, who had no idea about my inner turmoil, bent down towards me.
“So, tell me, lady.”
“Do you really have nothing you desire from me? Even if I look like this, I’m quite a skilled wizard.”
Thanks to my efforts to keep my mind as clear as possible, a composed voice escaped my lips this time. Upon hearing it, Diel burst into laughter as if asking why I treated him like that, even though I knew who he was.
Diel Marsotis’s favorability increases by 1%.
Diel Marsotis’s current favorability: 13% -〉 14% ]
I turned to him, feeling like I was about to cry at the favorability that constantly rose with every word I said.
“Do you happen to have any movement scrolls?”
“Yes. The destination doesn’t matter.”
“Well, even without a scroll, I can still move… “
Diel, who had been vaguely muttering at the end of his sentence while glancing at my face, soon laughed mischievously and handed me the movement scroll he had been holding.
“I happen to have a few on hand.”
I accepted the scroll he held out.
After briefly examining the symbols on them without knowing what was written and picking one up, I opened my mouth again.
“Thank you. Then, I’ll see you in the next life.”
“…What? Hey, wait!”
Of course, that would be a story for when I fail to see the ending in this life.
I tore the scroll apart, avoiding Diel’s hand as he was desperately trying to grab me. A moment later, with a flash of light, his figure disappeared right before my eyes.
˚ ･: * ✧ * :･ ˚
Even as he vanished with a flash of light, Diel’s face was filled with a mix of astonishment and amusement. It wasn’t an illusion, as the system window flickered along with the sound of crackling right before my eyes.
Diel Marsotis’s favorability increases by 1%.
Diel Marsotis’s current favorability: 14% -〉 15% ]
This crazy guy is really, until the end…
The precarious flickering system window soon disappeared. I thought that an error might have occurred due to my use of the scroll to forcefully distance myself from the target character.
I let out a deep sigh while recalling Diel’s favorability that I had checked.
“Regardless, it’s really meaningless. The favorability of a character I have no intention of pursuing is at 15%.”
As I frowned, puzzled as to why he was so interested in me when I had been consistently dismissing him, I suddenly wondered if he was a sexual deviant but decided to make peace since there was no answer.
If I fail this time as well, at least I can pursue him next time. Of course, even if I do, I couldn’t be sure if he would feel the same favorability towards me in the next life.
As I deliberately ignored the ominous thought that flashed through my mind, I glanced around. I had hastily left Diel behind, but for some reason, I felt uneasy, as if I had left something behind. Just as I furrowed my brow for a moment, trying to recollect, I remembered the girl with scarlet hair who was crying.
I was so preoccupied with trying to escape and avoid Diel’s relentlessly rising favorability that I had completely forgotten about Marie, who was right next to me. No matter how distracted I was, I felt a sense of self-reproach for how I could forget someone who was with me.
“…No, this is all because of Diel.”
Naturally shifting the blame to him for a situation I didn’t want to admit, I let out a shallow sigh and looked around. The dreary-looking alleyway reminded me of the final moments of my last life.
Feeling my palms getting sweaty from tension, I mumbled in a low voice.
“…Should I tear another movement scroll?”
I peered at the scroll that I had taken from him as if robbing him and saw that I still had about three left. However, the problem was that even if I tore the scroll, I didn’t know where I would end up.
After thinking about it for a while, I decided to walk a little further first.
“I guess it would be better to tear it when something appears rather than using it for no reason.”
The narrow alleyway smelled like a musty sewer. Considering that scrolls were mainly used for short-distance movement, I thought I had probably come near the slum located to the north of Erhel.
‘Usually, wastewater passes near the slums located to the north.’
And if my guess was correct, this place wasn’t exactly safe for me either.
Instinctively sensing danger, my steps naturally quickened. Without realizing it, I had been walking briskly, but I abruptly stopped in my tracks at the sound of a voice coming from around the corner.
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