YUIKA AND GABBY’S CHOICES 2
Seeing Takioto-san left the room, I start the talk.
“Gabriella-san, what do you think about your brother?”
“If I have to honestly describe my brother, the word would be delicate you see. I think that seventy percent of his body is made of sugar you know. I think he is pretty feminine myself.”
“Is that so.”
“He is. But you see, he’s a gentle person. He also pretty reliable when opportunities arise too.”
Just rarely though.
“Isn’t he a pretty good Onii-sama?”
“Well, he is. Speaking of which, at first I wanted to become stronger to protect him you know.”
In the past, the stronger one was me. Before he entered Tsukuyomi Academy, I was sure that I am stronger than him.
“But recently, how should I put this, it is frustrating but Nii-chan became a lot stronger. And I, I don’t want to lose to him.”
Now we are toe to toe but it seems like I will be overtaken soon. However Takioto-san is helping me right now.
“What about you Gabby-san?”
Gabby exhales and begins to talk.
“I……..wanted to be like Onii-sama. I have been looking up to him you know. But.”
She looked at me and smiles.
“When I saw Takioto-sama and Yuika-san, it made me remember. I was envious and I want to act more like myself.”
“Envious? Of us?”
“Yes. that’s right. The two of you are both living the way you like after all.”
Certainly, both I and Takioto-san might be living the way we like.
“……Nee, Yuika-san. If I join the other positions in the three committees will he really continue to cheer me on?”
“Of course. It’s Takioto-san after all. Saving other people is kind of like his hobby you see, that person. Well, I was saved by him after all.”
From what I heard from the headmaster, he was the one who solved the problem that I had always been worried about. Takioto-san might not be aware of it himself but he showed me the way that led to the answer to my problem. That’s why I will have to thank him later.
I glanced at Gabby, She is laughing.
“Fufu, nothing. Nee, if it is fine with you, can you tell me about Takioto-sama too?”
About Takioto-san? Hmm.
“That weirdo? Let’s see. I have been training with him recently but he is a strange person you know? He always wakes up early in the morning and casually jogs for several dozens kilos, practicing the exact same sword swing for tens of minutes, then has a mock battle at the people at Hanamura house. He does that almost every day you see.”
Well, Yukine-san who was there with us is also strange, Ludi-san apparently has trained quite a lot as well. That might be because his surroundings itself is strange though.
“After that, he visits the dungeons every day to train himself. When he was done with that he would sometimes come to the academy for the Shikibukai’s business. Sometimes he also does something strange like making an account book or manage some kind of pocket money too, it’s not even his you know.”
“Bookkeeping and manage pocket money? What’s he doing…….Fufu.”
“Ah, you don’t believe me……..he really did that you know? Well, back to his training, that person really commits to it like an idiot you know. Because of that, it seems like cutting classes and head to the dungeon is a lot more effective. It’s no wonder that he became that strong.”
“So he did that much……somehow, my war declaration is getting a lot more embarrassing.”
“Speaking of which, I’ve seen the people who badmouthed him you see, it’s kinda ironic, all they were saying was [You spent all day playing and used your money to get into the Academy right]. You know, from where I see it, he is working many times harder than any one of them.”
Ah, was that the same for Gabby? She is making a bitter smile though. Well, whatever.
“It’s normal when you think about it right? Simply being a genius wouldn’t make him become that strong isn’t it. I’ve changed my image of him. Certainly, Takioto-san might be talented. But I don’t think that his talent is as strong as that of the president’s or the others’. Still, to make up for it, he has been gathering the knowledge and put in a lot of effort.”
Gabby nods along with a meek expression.
“I think of him as a great person but the fact that he is a big pervert also deduct from the points at the same time you see”
Saliva erupted from Gabby’s mouth.
I wonder why, I thought I would give her some talk when she was depressed but seeing her carefree smile like this, I think that is no longer necessary huh.
“Gabby-san. About the three committees, I think it’s a good idea to think about it slowly you know.”
“Yes…..I will do that. Um, Yuika-san.”
“What is it?”
“Thank you very much.”
As if her worry was dispelled, Gabby let out a smile.
Thus, she made her choice. That’s why we came here.
“Welcome, Yuika-san, Gabriella-san.”
Said president Monika with a smile.
“What business do you have with us today? If my guess is correct…….you are here to talk about joining the three committees right.”
Well, if the two people who were invited before came to the student council, that might be the natural speculation huh.
“President Monika, please listen to my selfish request.”
Gabby looks at my eyes and nods.
“Selfish? Yeah, please, feel free to say it.”
“I had previously refused to join the student council before but if there’s still a spot left, would you please allow me to join you?”
“……Can you tell me your reason? Ah, I’m not angry at you or anything you know. I was just surprised. Purely a surprise.”
Maybe the president thought that Gabby would choose to join the Shikibukai. That was what I was thinking too after all.
“I’ve been chasing after my brother all this time, I’ve followed and followed him to the place I am now. But thanks to Yuika san and Takioto-san, I realized.”
“I am myself. I want to grow stronger in my own way. Not to be strong like my brother, I want to become stronger so that I can become a splendid person like my brother.”
“….your goal is Benito-kun right.”
“Yes, I……want to overcome my beloved Onii-sama. Rather than aiming for where he’s standing, I want to surpass him in my own way.”
She stares straight to President Monika, and let her heart out.
“That’s the reason I want to join the student council.”
President Monika laughs. Her smile came from the bottom of her heart.
“Good, this is great. I love things like this you know.”
President Monika stands up and touches the magic circle on the wall behind her. She added her magic power into it and produce the crest of the student council that is glowing with white light. She touches the center of the magic circle and pulled out a single document. She then writes something on it and puts it in the envelope with magic circle engraved on her table. Then it starts flying.
It doesn’t fly as fast as a shuriken. However, it wasn’t hit my the air resistance or flutter like a paper would either.
The letter slowly floats up slowly and settle on Gabby’s hand.
“I will accept you in. I won’t let the other members object to this either. The first time that we invited you in, there was no one voicing their objection in the first place so I think that there shouldn’t be a problem though.”
Saying so, president Monika laughs.
“Let’s become stronger together.”
Gabby shyly smiles and glances at me
“Sorry, Yuika-san. Since your brother will join the student council as well, we can’t accept both of you since we are already reached the quota you see………just kidding, Fufu, sorry about that, that was a joke. Yeah, I just want to try saying it once. I understand. You have no intention to join us right?”
“I am very honored to receive your invitation but please allow me to refuse. I will not join the student council.”
“So, which one do you want to join?”
Somehow, I think that the president already predicted which of the organizations I am going to join.
“I’m thinking about joining the Shikibukai.”
“Fufu, Fufufufu. Can I ask why?”
“Gabby-san said that she wants to surpass her brother right?”
“I am the same. I don’t want to lose to Onii-chan either.”
Yes, I don’t want to lose to Onii-chan. That idiot, he’s not reliable no matter where you look, without me he can’t do anything, isn’t he? I can’t lose to that Nii-chan.”
Gabby chose her own path at her turning point.
This is the path I chose.
“If Gabby-san thinks that the place that she can grow stronger in her own way is the student council then the best place that can let me grow on my own way is at the Shikibukai.”
But my main reason is different. I won’t say it out loud but I want to be near Takioto-san. I don’t want to leave his side. I want to become stronger at his side. Then I want to stand beside him.
The important turning points of my life
This is where my second one is.
It was the moment I met Takioto-san and stay at his side.
“That’s why I am going to join the Shikibukai.”