When he went to check on Zara, he found the siblings, Haruto Zemphis and Charlotte Zemphis, there.
Alexei, who has acquired the power and memory of a demon god, suspects that both of them are related to the black warrior Shiva.
If this was the case, there was a high possibility that Shiva was watching this place.
Tampering with the magic level. Suppression and disguise of released magic power.
Although he is taking great care not to reveal even the slightest change in his personality, speech, or behavior, so that no one will realize that he has been possessed by the demon god, he wonders how much effect this will have.
(I don’t know how he does it, but it seems that Shiva can distinguish between humans and non-humans.)
If he is found out, it’s the end of the line.
Even though he thought that the timing was too bad, he kept his expression and inwardly laughed.
（Now, will I be able to survive this predicament?)
Alexei was amused by this crisis, even though he might have to leave early after gaining the power of the demon god.
“I’m surprised you and Zara knew each other. Even though both of you are from families with high titles, I had never heard of you having any interaction with each other.”
“Yes! We became friends just recently.”
Charlotte responded in high spirits.
On the other hand, Zara expressed her dismay.
“Getting along, hey ……?”
“I, for one, feel sorry that a pure and innocent girl like you would be influenced by Zara.”
“Ara, that’s a very strange thing to say, coming in here so suddenly. What are you doing here?”
“As you can see, I’m here to visit you. I heard you were in bed, but you seem to have recovered enough to get up on your feet.”
Alexei handed Zara a bouquet of flowers.
“I thought Alex wasn’t the type to pay this kind of attention.”
“There’s something I wanted to talk to you about. But first, there’s another matter. I would like to have a word with you guys first if that’s all right?”
“To us? Of course, we don’t mind. What is it?”
“The future of Numbers.”
What? Charlotte began to panic. She seems to be paying attention to her brother Haruto.
“Fumu, did you keep a secret from Haruto-kun?”
“Eh, well, how should I put it …….”
Haruto, who looked bothered by the situation, smiled bitterly and helped her out.
“I sort of know what it is.”
“It’s as expected of you, brother!”
Don’t you want to keep it a secret?
“Well, I won’t say anything if you don’t engage in any dangerous games.”
In other words, he means not to put his sister in danger. And if that happens, he will take the initiative and show no mercy.
He is vague and elusive, but he gives a strong warning in a few short words.
（He is a man not to be underestimated.)
Alexei thought it would be better not to assure them that ‘there is no danger’ but to play it off.
“We are a group of volunteers who are concerned about the chaos in our country and have gathered together to one day rectify it. I thought that Charlotte-kun also shared our ideals and joined us. …… was I right?”
“Yes! I will do my best for the sake of justice!”
Charlotte answered cheerfully, but tilted her head.
“But what exactly do you intend to do about it?”
“It depends on the moment, but for now, I would like to avoid bringing the disagreement between the King and Queen into our generation.”
“Excuse me. Specifically, I meant. The King and Queen have different stances, most of the numbers are for the restoration of the nobility, the principle that the people are led by the nobility. Don’t you think this is unbalanced?”
He deliberately hid the word [Nobility ‘Supremacy’] in his speech.
“I don’t know, but it is unbalanced, I think.”
“Right? But it is difficult to add the same children of the King’s faction and the Queen’s faction as the current numbers. There is a fear that if there are too many, factions may form within the organization.”
Haruto wanted to say something, but he kept his mouth shut.
“So I’m thinking now that I want to bring in influential people and keep the number of people to a minimum so that we have a balanced organization as a whole.”
“I see. In other words, you want to bring in my brother.”
“As long as it’s okay with, Haruto-kun, “I don’t want to.”
Haruto’s voice interrupted him midway and he felt something fierce.
“W-Well, I won’t force you to do anything. But, can you do me a favor?”
” …… What is it?”
He seemed eager. From his words, it was clear that he was saying [I will listen, but I won’t necessarily do it. If you pull a joke on me, it won’t be for free.]
If he spoke out of turn, he might be killed. Alexei felt that much fear.
(Is this man really just a student …… or is this even Haruto Zemphis himself?)
Shiva, the black warrior who manipulates mysterious warding magic. Could it be that he is changing his appearance?
(Huh, that would be interesting. I am faced with the ultimate choice of whether or not to be killed right here and now.)
Alexei was incredibly mistaken.
“No, it’s just a pretext. I want you to arrange for Princess Marianne and Prince Rias to participate in the Numbers.”
Zara was surprised, but he silenced her with a glance.
“How do you feel about that?”
“They both are also students, why don’t you speak to them yourself?”
“I am not unacquainted with those two. But my family is not of high status. It would not be rude to greet you or make brief chit-chat about current events, but I would be very …… afraid to invite them to join our secretive organization.”
Alexei shakes his head in exaggeration.
“Then it’s not me …… ah, no. No, no, that’s fine. That’s about right.”
“I see. Thank you. Let me fill you in on the details. I’d like to continue with a personal conversation with Zara. ……”
Even though he slurred his words, the Zemphis siblings did not seem to understand. On the contrary, the younger sister asked without hesitation,
“What are you talking about?”
Alexei answered mischievously,
“It’s a confession of love.”
“Whaat!? A-A-A-Apologies for the inconvenience. We’ve already finished our business.”
Charlotte pushed her brother’s back, and Haruto left the room without resisting, being pushed by his sister. Alexei felt a last glance at him with his back, but that was all.
Although there was no one in the room to disturb them at first, he should talk to her on the assumption that Shiva was eavesdropping on him.
Alexei then approached Zara coldly–
Pushed by Charu, I left the room and wandered around the Yessel family mansion.
“Oh, what a surprise! I didn’t know that Alexei-san liked Zara-san. I wonder what Zara-san’s answer will be?”
My sister seemed to be very interested in the love affairs of the senior brothers and sisters.
Well, that’s that.
She was always saying troublesome things like wanting to win me over or asking me to marry a princess or a prince.
It was a bit irritating, wasn’t it?
Well, that’s that.
Is that what you call a hypocrite? No, putting up a front?
Charu, aiming to break up the Numbers from the inside, is fine, but what is his intention to bring Marianne and Rias into the organization?
And whether he meant it or not, he even sent me an invitation.
I can’t believe his words.
I mean, that guy is a demon god, no? It’s obvious when he showed his back to me-
[TN: Sponsored Chapter [1/2]
Lol, you can’t fool this lazy mc’s surveillance]
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