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Second Episode: Heroine power vs. heroine power
“Heroine power”. It is the force that the strongest woman is supposed to have. This power is necessary for one to stand at the top. This type of strength can be achieved by accident or sometimes through effort. There are various ways to obtain it; and its power capable of exhibiting enormous effect.
Depending on whether you have this power or not, the treatment of the world will affects them as much as the heaven and the earth. For example, if you are a smart heroine, you are destined to be the hero’s support; respected by other and even the character of Tsundere and Megane will look great on you. Whereas, if you are a strong heroine, you can easily aligning your back as the hero companion, sharing the sense of unity in both body and mind, and it is even easy for lucky encounter to trigger.
Even though some heroines need to be protected from the covetousness gossip around her due to the fact that they are being a clumsy (dojikko) character; however the strength of those girls such as beauty, status, popularity, kindness and flag survival rate, proven their power as the heroine. And because it is likely easy to for them to be kidnapped, the probability for those event to happen is also very high. And if you just overdoing it, you might just receive the title “abduction mania”.
Thus, this is Belfreya Alunst, a girl who had undergone severe hard work in the last seven years in order to acquire such heroine power. For the sake of being the strongest rival, she had struggled to earn this power – all for the sake of winning over the heroine.
This story is about girls who have finally encountered upon their heroine power; and the appearance of a serious battle for the both girls who are aiming towards the ultimate of their decisive battle, and the observation record of the surrounding people who are swayed by it.
Stage 1 [Let’s raise the favorability part 1]
“No way, the heroine is having such a beautiful breast”
Belfreya Alunst seriously thought about it. The heroine does not only possess such a beautiful breast, but instead of being a threat, the heroine managed to make many friends on her first day at school. If she just let it get down to that, surely she will be kicked down right away. Therefore, Belfreya realized that she is lacking the most important things in order to win over the heroine.
“In order to win, it is also important to raise the favorability status. Therefore, we should continue to challenge each other with forces regardless whoever get cut down in the end. That’s why, we should try to honor our fate here.”
Belfreya true feeling – is that she want to make her fiancé, Syulein Edward to be totally in love (melomelo) with her. For her, the victory will be achieve when she is able to make him feel attracted to her more than the heroine itself.
While imagining how madly in love Syulein will be with her, Belfreya squeezed her fist while sloppy smile graced her face.
“Fufufu…. Sa~a let’s go. Right now it is the time for the bible of knowledge from my previous life to see the sunshine.”
Currently in her head, the knowledge of both previous world and the present world are being line up as Belfreya search for the ways to melt Syulein heart. Of course, even after turning 16 years old, the bible of knowledge in the heart of Belfreya are still mostly based on the romance fantasy knowledge that she gathered from the otome games which she played in her previous life. This one! Belfreya nodded powerfully.
“So, I finally found the winning method! The bible of my heart tells me that my attractiveness tactic is my ultimate power. Therefore, in order to attract Rein-sama I will use this strategy to raise my favorability! ”
“Okay, I understand. However, I do not think that wearing wholly white is any different from the teacher, it’s just a snowman’s cosplay, which is usually use to guide the student.”
“This is truly my rival. I will surely dye my whole body with Edward-san favorite color … that is why I will never be defeated!”
“Well, now I have to shop for the clothes and accessories that Rein-sama likes. Let’s try to raise the favorability of Rein-sama towards myself …”
“Anthrium always wears plain cloth whereas I normally wear dress for school. The teachers must have thought that they were having hallucination for a moment ……. Aaa… What a headache.”
The teachers who received help from the student council’s president applauded and cheered at his skill in evicting the two girls from the student council room into the changing room in the blink of an eye.
Stage 2 [Let’s raise the favorability part 2]
“Fufufu…I finally managed to bake this rare cheesecake in cooking class earlier. Though I planned on making mille-feuille, since this is for the sake of preparing Rein-sama favorite food, I guess there is no other choice. I’ve persuaded everyone well, and more than anything, I will not yield……. This woman is going to attack through the stomach. If I managed to provide his favorite food daily, then the favorability will also accumulate!”
“Ara… Belfreya-san……That package, are you also going to attack using Edward-san favorite food?”
“Hilo…. Shana-san, even if you said that, you also bearing a gift”
“Well, I planned to bake a mille-feuille, however unconsciously it turn into a soufflé instead.”
“This delicious smell, it is really soufflé cheese cake”
“Of course. It is his favorite food.”
“Ku-tsu~ Even though I really love cheesecake; but because I was really embarrassed to admit it, I tried to conceal it by saying that I am making his favorite food…!”
They were checking each other packages, but at the same time there is a ringing sound coming from their stomach. In order for them to make the best cheesecake ever, they have been paying utmost attention to it that they forgot about their surroundings. The sweet smell drifting from both packages invite the feeling of frustration from both of them.
“…If it’s okay with you, would you like to taste it?”
“Are you sure?”
“Of course, in fact since a while ago, I also want to taste that rare cheesecake.”
“Well, of course, in fact, I also been wanting to taste that soufflé cheesecake.”
“— This is it! The smoothness of the cake due to the batter which had been beaten finely. And for the sake of Edward-san taste, the cream cheese was condensed well while the biscuit was crushed finely and carefully line up to make the crust. For the sake of him who like something that is a little crisp, you sure have done your best.”
“- This is it! By using meringue, it expresses moistness and lightness of the cake. For Rein-sama who like to have something light, you managed to make something which can be eaten between works, and in fact, in consideration to his favorite, you have also adds orange extract as its essence.
“He is being loved huh”
“What kind of things that both of you have been talking about in front of my classroom….? And, from where do you get that personal information about me…!”
Stage 3: At the same time in the first grade classroom
“Kyaaa, there are bees in the classroom!”
“Gosh! It is pretty big.”
“Uwaa~ it flew over here!”
“We are now turning the light off; everyone, please calm down. Bee is a creature that flies towards bright place. When you turn off the light like this, it will escape to the bright light outside.”
“I will now open the window. Please do not move so as not to irritate them further. If they are not within the range of their nest, they basically will not use their sting on us.”
“Should I be thankful to her for responding quicker than me, the teacher, or should I scold her for not being careful towards her own surrounding?
“Yaaa……! The bees is coming over here!”
“To continue the tradition of Anthrium family as a beekeeper, I have been fighting them every day; however, in this way, the concentration ability to my classmate will be disrupted; therefore, I will let you escape!”
“I have the experience in fighting the bear for sake of the getting the honey and becoming friend with it through the survival fight, thus I will cooperate, I will not kill uselessly and thus, there is no reason for me not to response to your call for help!”
“Aaaa.. I’m sorry. I already connected to the staff line. I am now requesting the help from the student council president.”
Stage 4: The legend of the legendary heroine
(Syulein and Fior POV)
“Ah…. Shana-san isn’t it?
“Oh…… Ah. It is the heroine.”
“Hey. Syulein, I fully recognized Anthrium as the [Heroine]. Although your treatment towards Bell-chan is light compared to her, it is still unforgiving.”
“Well, hmm, but … that something has become established like an imprinting in my mind. And this is the result from my life experience you know. Bell is not someone that can be stop with word alone.”
“She is still the same beautiful and popular girl. She even look like a princess from the story book while she walk gracefully down the corridor. Many people tried to talk to her, but they have been dealt courteously.”
“How come woman’s appearance and inner personality could be so vastly incompatible?”
“Syulein, whoa, your eyes are looking at the distance”
(Shana’s classmate POV)
“Huh. Shana-san has stumbled down.”
“Uwaa! Despite being in a destabilize position, she is able to twist herself in the air and landed cleanly. This called for an applause!”
“The beauty of the rotation and landing, the abilities of her motor skills to stabilizes the axis; this is an absolute technique that can get you ahead during the race. As one would expect from the heroine huh…”
“…… Hey, you guys … I know that this is amazing, However, isn’t it more amazing that she can suddenly fall back into the same place as if there is nothing?”
Stage 5 [Let’s raise the favorability part 3]
“Rein-sama, you seem to have a great horse in the school, I have taken liking towards horses from a young age, and in the old days I used to fall asleep while hugging my horsey doll. This time, let’s definitely go and see it together!”
“Ah, Edward-san, if you do not mind, would you like to read this book? Since I was young I really like this authors and this book. The author is going to do a signage session soon for its new publication isn’t it?”
“That’s why, I’m saying. Those are my personal information! I have already give up thinking how you obtain those information, but please quit revealing it to the public! I already know that since the day of that cooking class, people have started to call me [cheesecake-sama] behind my back”
“Bwahahahaha… heaven… The student council’s president, Chee…se, cake-sama, bbufu~u!”
“……Hey, by the way, what is your favorite food, vice president?”
“Chicken curry (sweet). Every time he went home, he always asked his mother to make one for him.”
“And, both of them are also like the leg part. If I’m not mistaken, there is a little episode happened when they were small that make the length of the maid’s skirt in their houses change because… –tte, ita tatata~ Rein-sama why are you putting your hand on my face?”
“I see, Thank you.”
“……Eh, that, Syu-Syulein, where on earth are you going?”
“What… I’m just going to the broadcasting room to announce that you really like chicken curry (sweet).”
“I’m sorry, I am really sorry this time. From the bottom of my heart, I am really sorry!!”
Stage 6: At the garden in the afternoon
(Belfreya and Syulein POV)
“Are you not going to meet up with the heroine today?”
“Yes, sometimes we need to take our time off from each other. It is important for us to take easy once in a while.”
“Ma~ you are right. I, myself feel relieve that you have decided to take a rest yourself.”
“Oh, for today lunch box, I have make every kind of food that Rein-sama likes,”
“……Then for today, I will obediently enjoy myself. –N, this is delicious.”
“ Eeeee. Of course, I also did not forget your daily treat, I also brought the cheese cake!”
“Go fu (cough).”
–Thus, their school daily life went on.
“I simply could not understand … It has already been three months since Bell entered the school, but I still confused on what they actually want to do.”
“It is not that both of them trying to appeal themselves to you? Well as expected of Mr. President. To have flowers on both hand”
” Only you would find this situation interesting … Even if they are trying to show off their appeal, why do I feel that there are something missing from the directions of their approaches? There is something stupid happening somewhere around it. Still, their specs are uselessly high!”
“Well, apart from their ultimate battle, both of them are model students.”
Syulein was furrowing his eyebrow while Fior continued to laugh. They have ended their work with the student council and currently sitting in their second grade classroom waiting for Belfreya who was delayed due to her class’s duty. Therefore, they decided to discuss on the topic of his fiancé and her rival while waiting for her.
Because she had been training since seven years ago, Belfreya’s result is actually at the top level. However, Shana herself was not going to be defeated by it, in fact both of them are in the dead heat with no one seems to be in the verge of being eliminated. It seems that those girls have been doing activities such as running and stretching every morning, cooking and studying, and they even tried to do everything together as much as possible. Besides that, they also never shown any dislike towards each other. I guess both of them is a training idiot.
“Although I imagined the relationship between rival should be awkward, but from the look of it, it seems to be quite entertaining.”
“Even if it is draw or lose, you will still look forward to the next one.”
Belfreya and Shana have recognized each other as their own rival. However, there is no hostile feeling involving between them. Those girls are using all of their power to win over their opponents more than anyone else. Of course many of their action are mostly not over the top and it is largely about showing off their knowledge. So, the surrounding people could not help but feeling warm watching for those two who keep on improving themselves rather than kicking others around.
“U~n, but, is the heroine going to be alright?”
“She is as healthy as Bell. That is what.”
“Eh, Syulein, you did not know the reason why Anthrium-san had delayed her enrollment previously?”
Now that I think about it, it is like a natural thing for me to accept the existence of Shana, however, in reality, I actually did not know much about her. Seriously speaking, there are too many weird circumstances around it. For example that appearance and specs, is there really a need for her to work hard as Belfreya? More than anything, why does she train? Shana’s specs are actually not a genius type; it is the type that are being raise through daily efforts.
Syulein begin to feel some doubt. Why did she try to appeal herself to him when it was actually their first meeting? Why does Shana accepting the role of the heroine that Belfreya has been searching for? Did she not even doubt that Belfreya might not even be her rival? They were supposed to be meeting for the first time. But that encounter was seen as if it is inevitable.
Syulein narrowed his eyes as his mind wander about it.
“So, why did she being late?”
“I do not know about the detail…. but it seems that she had been hospitalized.”
“It’s true. Though she has been hiding about it, but it seems that she has been taking medicine from time to time at school. When I looked at her history, it seems that she has been frequently hospitalized since seven years ago.”
Syulein was surprised at the information gathered by Fior and turn speechless. The usual Shana seems to be able to compete with the liveliness of that Belfreya. Despite Fior habit of manipulating and throwing confusion with his information, it does not seem that he will likely lied about it. Since it is related to the matter of Belfreya, he has taken greatest effort in ensuring the accuracy of the information that he gathered. He did not meant to doubt about it but he feel like that he need some more confirmation about that information.
“I cannot tell this to Bell-chan, therefore, Syulein –”
Before he could finished talking, Syulein stopped with an odd voice. Fior has directed his line of sight towards the classroom entrance. Looking at that, Syulein thought that Belfreya might have already arrived at the classroom and turn to look at the entrance – and there she is.
“Good afternoon. Edward-san, Curtis-san.”
“A~a, Un. Good afternoon, Miss Anthrium. What’s wrong? The school is already ended. For you to come all the way to the second grade classroom … … Perhaps you want to invite Syulein to go on a date?”
“Oi, is this some kind of a joke……ha?”
Her eyes turn large as Syulein watch over her. This is the first time for him to look at her without going through Belfreya. The girl’s eyes look serious and she stand so dignified; that neither of them able to tell whether she is joking or not. And in confusion, Syulein look into Shana’s eyes to urge her on.
“I want to talk with you, so that’s why I came here.”
“I wonder if it is something that both Bell-chan and I should not hear about.”
Fior laughed at Shanna who carefully lowered her head towards him while saying that she did not have to be worried about it. While directing her smile towards him, her eyes is fixed towards his friend. That is an apology and confirmation. At least for that girl, she will not talk with Syulein unless there is only two of them. Are you going to follow me? Syulein returned unfriendly smile towards his friend.
“…… It is okay, I think that there must be something that you need to talk about. If you use the student council’s room key, you will be able to open the door to the rooftop. Even if anything happened, it is quite impossible for the general student not barge in”
“…….Thank you for your consideration.”
“It’s nothing, I understand. I will stay in the classroom and wait for Bell-chan. Leave everything to me.”
Talking in a relaxed tone, Fior tried waving the two people away. Even though he love to joke around, but in this school, the only person that Syulein can trust to leave Belfreya with is him. Syulein stood up from his chair while nodding at Fior.
And without hesitation, he walked away while escorting Shana to the rooftop.