Haru was waiting for Charlotte to come out from the bathroom calmly. He sat down on his bed while tuning up his acoustic guitar.
The "click" sound came from the door and Charlotte came out of the bathroom wearing a tracksuit which was obviously bigger than her body. Walking quietly with a nervous expression, she looked at Haru who was calmly doing something with his guitar. She couldn't see the change in his expression which made her feel weird and nervous. She knew that she needed to say something in this situation.
"H - Haru..."
"Sit down beside me, you don't need to be that tense," Haru said and patted the bed beside him.
Hearing this response, Charlotte became even more nervous, but she knew that Haru had known that she was a girl and had disguised herself as a boy when she entered this academy. She sat down next to him and didn't know what to do for a while.
"You know... it is not my first time seeing a girl who is disguised as a guy," Haru said.
"I have a friend and she is also the same as you. She has disguised herself as a guy, but her act is more sloppy than yours," Haru said and smiled when he remembered his stay in the world of Hundred.
"How sloppy?" Charlotte asked curiously.
"Hmm... even if she is disguising herself as a guy, but she's trying to chase after a guy which makes a lot of people misunderstand the relationship between both of them are gay," Haru said with a deadpan expression.
Charlotte laughed hearing that and asked, "So why is she trying to disguise herself?"
"She's a princess from a small country. She didn't want to be engaged and ran away from her home to go after the boy she had fallen for during her childhood time," Haru said.
"So that guy is you?" Charlotte asked.
Haru shook his head and said, "No, that guy isn't me."
Charlotte thought that the atmosphere had turned awkward once again and couldn't help but say, "I - I'm sorry!"
Haru was speechless and asked, "Do you think that I'm falling for her?"
"No." Haru shook his head and said, "Both of them are my friends, and I..." He shook his head and asked, "So what about you? Why did you disguise yourself as a guy?"
Charlotte smiled forcefully and knew that she needed to explain the reason why she disguised herself. She sat down quietly and put both of her hands on her h.i.p.s. "It's because my family told me so."
"Yes, my father is the president and it is a direct order from him."
Charlotte started to tell him about her story. She told Haru that before she was living with her mother in the countryside and didn't even know that she had a father. But when she had lost her mother two years ago, someone came to her and told her that her father was the president of the Dunoa company. She wasn't being wanted in that family, but she had nowhere to go in this world since she had lost her mother.
Charlotte stopped her story for a while before wiping the tears from her eyes. She continued and told him that she was being tested as IS pilot and told him about the matter with the Dunoa Company.
Even though Dunoa Company was the largest IS-related company in France, it wasn't able to produce 3rd Generation IS. The company was in a crisis where its license would be revoked by the government because it couldn't produce 3rd Generation IS.
Charlotte told him the reason for him to disguise herself as a boy was to be able to communicate with two guys at the academy and also stole the data of Haru's IS and Ichika under the order of her father.
"Haha... telling you the truth is really making me at ease...." Charlotte laughed weakly. She smiled at him and said, "Thank you for listening to me and I'm.... sorry for lying to you."
Looking at her expression, Haru clenched his fist but he calmed himself quickly. "So what are you doing after this?"
"My gender as a girl has been revealed. I'll surely be called back to my country." Charlotte closed her eyes and said, "After that, I'm not sure. At best, I'll just be sent to prison."
"I said, stay here." Haru placed down his guitar on the side and looked at Charlotte with a serious expression.
"W - What are you talking about? I can't stay here."
"I won't tell anyone and even if your gender is being revealed no one can force you to go back. Even if it's your father or the company behind him." Haru took Charlotte's hand and held it gently.
Being held, Charlotte bit her lips and asked, "How can you be so sure?"
"There's a special rule in the academy which says that, 'The students within the academy, while they are enrolled, do not belong to any country, organization, or group.' You don't need to worry about staying in this academy for three years. If after we've graduated, that you're being called by your family just tell them that you don't want to come back since you've eloped with me," Haru said.
"E - Eloped!" Charlotte blushed and asked, "Do you want to elope with me?"
"Why not? I have enough money to take care of you and I'm also one of two IS pilots in this world. You're also very cute and it'll be a pity for such a cute girl like you to enter a jail. If in this world no one can be called your family, then I'll be that person for you."
Haru couldn't bear seeing her cry earlier and felt that it was a pity for such a cute girl like her to enter a jail while also being treated like this by her family.
Charlotte hugged him tightly since no one had ever treated her like this beside her mother. She started to cry on his chest and felt being protected by someone for the first time after her mother had left her.
Haru also hugged her gently and caressed her back tenderly waiting for her to calm down. He didn't really want her to cry for a long time and said, "You know, I can feel your b.r.e.a.s.ts if you keep hugging me like this."
Charlotte, whose face was full of tears, blushed and hit his chest several times. "You pervert!"
Haru smiled and said, "Yes, I am. Do you want to run away now?"
Charlotte grumbled since the mood had been destroyed by him, but she tried to taunt him.
"So Mr. Pervert, what are you going to do with me?"
Haru was about to say something, but the door of his room was knocked on.
"Haru, are you inside? Have you eaten dinner?"
Haru and Charlotte looked at each other and knew that it was bad for someone to know about Charlotte's real gender.
Haru told Charlotte to act as if she was sick and slept on the bed.
The door was opened, Cecilia entered Haru's room and saw him sitting on the edge of the bed trying to tend Charlotte.
"What are you doing, Haru?"
"Charles is a bit sick."
Haru caressed Charlotte's back to calm her down.
Charlotte needed to hide since she wasn't wearing a bra which caused her b.r.e.a.s.ts to be clearly visible from her outfit.
"Oh my... but is it alright for you to have dinner with me?" Cecilia asked.
"Yes." Haru nodded.
"Then, I'll bring him with me, is that alright with you, Charlotte-san?" Cecilia asked.
"Cough! Cough! Alright!" Charlotte answered, but she was annoyed since Haru had asked him to elope before, but suddenly went together with a girl.
Cecilia smiled and pulled Haru to go eat together for dinner telling him that she had tried cooking by herself.
Haru's expression turned into nervousness when he heard it. Looking at Cecilia's bright smile, he knew how dangerous Cecilia was cooking and told her that he was in the mood to eat in the cafeteria.
Charlotte, who was inside the room alone, sighed in relief, but she was very jealous at this moment.
Coming back to his room, Haru thought that it was great that he was able to stop Cecilia from feeding him, no, he had given Cecilia's food to Ichika to try which made Ichika pass out before. He had always wondered whether Cecilia had ever tried her food before.
"Charles, I've brought you dinner."
Charlotte, who had heard him enter the room, looked at him who brought her dinner. Sitting down on the chair while looking at him.
"What's wrong?" Haru asked.
"Haru, what's your relationship with Cecilia?" Charlotte asked.
Haru raised his eyebrow and said, "I know that she has feelings, but I don't have an intention to date or something in the academy."
"Why?" Charlotte asked.
"You don't need to think too much. I might create a harem later when I've graduated," Haru said jokingly.
Charlotte really thought that this guy was a bastard and asked, "S - So I'm part of that harem?"
Haru looked at Charlotte for a while and said, "If you're alright with it then I will be very happy, and I'll treasure you, but I won't force you. No matter your decision in the future, I'll wish you happiness. If you're confused by my words asking you for an elope, then don't be...." He shook his head and said, "I'm a bastard and greedy. I can't be satisfied with one girl with my libido..."
Charlotte blushed hearing his last words, but when she thought about his size and stamina.
"My intention to ask you an elope is to protect you, not to bind you with something silly that you've got to be mine or something. Follow your heart, and be happy."
Even if it made him uncomfortable, Haru didn't intend to take advantage of Charlotte's state of mind and he also wouldn't stay in this world too long. Rather than being irresponsible, it was better for her to find someone else than him.
Charlotte smiled and shook her head. "I'm not sure whether I can find anyone better than you." She smiled while looking at him.
Haru sighed and said, "Alright, let's talk about this matter later. Let's eat first."
"Umm...." Charlotte nodded and wanted to eat, but she couldn't eat with a chopstick.
Haru looked at Charlotte who seemed unsure and asked, "You can't use a chopstick?"
"W - Well, I've learned, but it is difficult." Charlotte was a bit shy.
"Do you want me to feed you?" Haru asked.
"Eh...? Yes!" Charlotte nodded.
Haru started to feed her and Charlotte ate her dinner happily.
Talking to each other, they decided to end the day early.
Haru was about to sleep, but Charlotte stood up next to his bed. "What's wrong?"
"Can we sleep together?" Charlotte asked.
This wasn't Haru's first time sleeping with her. He opened his blanket and said, "Come."
Charlotte nodded and entered his blanket. She wasn't sure, but she felt very comfortable on his bed.
"If you keep sleeping with me like this, I might not be able to hold myself you know..." Haru whispered.
Blushing, her face was very hot, Charlotte wasn't sure how to answer. She thought that it would be alright if it was him, but she felt that it was too early.
"I was joking, but you smell really good, Char..."
"Char?" Rather than thinking of his action smelling her, Charlotte thought about the name which he had just called her.
"Is that alright? I thought I'd call you something different."
"No, it is alright. From now on, you can call me Char."
Charlotte was happy and turned her body, laying on the bed while facing each other.
"What's wrong?" Haru asked.
"H - Hmm... I - I feel something hard on my back earlier...."
Haru took a deep breath and thought that it was really hard to calm himself in this situation.