Extra 1: Verifying one’s answers
TL: What really happened in chapter 14.
〜From Kaede’s point of view~
─ ─ Recently, my beloved brother has been acting very strange.
Ever since the day I apologized to him, he has been reacting strangely.
I didn’t notice it at first because of the joy of being forgiven, but there are times when our conversations don’t seem to be on the same page.
I thought back to the events of the day I apologized to Ryosuke.
—I made Ruiko the bad guy and then forcefully told him how I felt about Ryosuke.
“─ ─ All my actions were a whip of love for you! I’m not like Ruiko ! I want you to understand that!”
Immediately after saying these words, Ryosuke showed a strange expression on his face that I had never seen before.
When I say strange, I mean exactly what I said.
It was a blank, angry, sad, or …… whatever expression that made it impossible to read what he was thinking.
Then he said the next outrageous thing.
“Then break your own right pinky finger right now. …… can you do that?”
I was deeply surprised because he suddenly said something horrible.
I refused of course,…… I love Ryosuke, but I could never do such a painful thing.
Could it be that he’s mad at me because I said something bad about Ruiko and my stepsister? At any rate, I don’t want to apologize …… lower Ryosuke’s likability here.
“Ryosuke…… that…… sorry…….”
I thought so and bowed my head without hesitation.
I guess I offended him by talking behind his back.
But Ryosuke didn’t say anything to me,…… just mumbling to himself as he looked at his feet,…… and also smiling, though only occasionally.
But it’s strange,…… I’m standing right in front of him and I’m not at his feet.
I was talking to him just before,…… it’s like I’m not here.
First of all, if I was in a place like that, that would be on my knees, wouldn’t it?
There is no way I would do that.
But Ryosuke is talking while looking at his feet.
It was frustrating because I couldn’t hear him well because he was whispering.
—-But suddenly he looked up and turned his head toward me.
“…… So I should trust sister then?”
“Eh…..What’s the matter with you all of a sudden!”
“Yeah, because it looks like it hurts so much and I’m glad you went through all that trouble for me.”
-Hurt? What are you talking about? No clue, but if forgiveness is granted, then it doesn’t matter.
I’ve climbed to a stage even higher than Ruiko and Nagisa!
“…… Ryosuke! …… Thank you so much! I’m so happy! Let’s be together again forever like we used to!”
I was so happy that I tried to hug him, but he stopped me with his hand. I made a face of dissatisfaction, but Ryosuke ignored it and continued talking.
“But I have a favor to ask you.”
“Anything you say! Shall I give you an allowance for starters? I’ll give you all my savings!”
“Well, is there something you want me to buy you ……?”
“No. — It’s not about bones, okay?”
No, I said money,…… terrible mishearing.
But Ryosuke’s request…… it would be best to ask him about that one. ……
“Then what is your request?”
“─ ─ Wouldn’t people think it strange if we suddenly made up?
“I don’t care?”
Ryosuke’s expression turned grim as I said that.
“I care…… So I want you to talk to me like we used to, but only when we’re alone.”
“…..W-We’d just made up.”
“And if you don’t like it, you can’t be forgiven.”
“Oh, God, you’re such a pain in the *ss! Do as I say! You want to be friends like we used to be! Then you’ll have to endure until I say so!”
“……… Oh, I-I understand.”
N-not good…… I got yelled at in a loud voice.
I was getting too carried away,…… and it’s very bad to make him angry any more.
But there was no need to suddenly yell at me. ……
When I obeyed, Ryosuke nodded, [yes, yes].
“Well, I’ll leave it at that.”
“Y-You really don’t mind if I talk to you when we’re alone, right!”
Ryosuke nodded with a smile.
I was scared when he yelled at me earlier, but I guess the story about forgiveness is true. …… Ryosuke seems to be in a good mood now.
“Ryosuke,……See you soon.”
Ryosuke then went back to his room.
I immediately went back to my room too and jumped on the bed, feeling old. I’ve never been so happy …… to be back to being a close sibling like we used to be!
I drifted off to sleep comfortably.
I slept soundly until the morning …… and now I am a happy person.
—-The next day, for some reason, Ryosuke began to check my right hand more often.
Right hand…..or rather my pinky.
I’m afraid to be told to break my pinky finger again because it’s horrible. …… I love Ryosuke, but I can’t forget what he did to me at that moment. …… It’s too scary.
So I didn’t say anything.
After that, he set a rule that we were only allowed to talk for 10 minutes a day…….I was reluctant to do so, but he told me he would insulate me if I didn’t do what he said, so I decided to obey him maturely.
“I had a fun thing at school today,…… and guess what it was?”
“I saw cats gathering around the flowers I had planted at school, and I couldn’t help but pet a lot of them on the head.”
This is how I tell the day’s events to Ryosuke.
I don’t want him to miss out on what happened to me, so I speak clearly and carefully.
His answers are somewhat random, but I’m sure he’ll open up to me as the days go by.
But there are times when he seems to be acting strangely.
At some point, he shifts his gaze to his feet and starts mumbling to himself.
When I talk with Ryosuke, I always sit in front of him so that we are eye to eye.
If he is sitting on the floor, I also sit on the floor …… and if he is sitting on the bed, I borrow a chair.
I never sit on my feet. I have to be careful not to point out the fact that I’m not in a good mood.
I never sit near his feet. Yet, there are times when Ryosuke starts talking as if I am at his feet.
So I just shut up and see what happens.
But I am happy. I can talk to Ryosuke again like this.
—I think I’m going to have a good night’s sleep today.
10 comments »
Chairaman Tableri (@Tableri_)November 14, 2022 at 2:03 am
Thx 4 the chapter
PhantasimoNovember 14, 2022 at 2:20 am
If you read this chapter and chapter 14, where the sister apologized, you can really see that this is actually Schizophrenia, he was actually hallucinating her breaking her pinky. Holy shitake.
GattsNovember 14, 2022 at 3:07 am
Thank you for the chapter !
someloserweebNovember 14, 2022 at 3:21 am
Thank you for the chapter 👍
ionlyfollowweebstuff🔞 (@ionlyfollowwee1)November 14, 2022 at 5:10 am
What a twist, all the chapters with the girls acting insane were Schizo episodes?
Blunt OpinionNovember 14, 2022 at 5:23 am
Wow, schizo it is… Considering the way most of these novels tend to go, without reading ahead we could only assume that he had sociopathy.
Ok, kudos to the author. I was wrong, he – and plenty readers – were right.
Now this leaves a question open… What really happened with Kirishima??
mdnNovember 15, 2022 at 12:21 am
That does explain why nobody seemed to notice her broken finger. Probably the same with the girl he kicked.
Straicker09November 15, 2022 at 6:48 pm
AkireiNovember 20, 2022 at 5:47 pm
Wao, he hates his sister so much that he paints her as a total freak to hate her even more. This is worrisome, now I wonder how were the events that happen with Kirishima.
Luo (@luohuo123)February 5, 2023 at 11:43 am
holy crap so his revenge on his sister so to speak was just him being…….. man i guess that makes a lot of sense for how the way they interact right after that but damn. so ig except him kicking the girl, he hasnt really done much of anything for his so called revenge ig.