The next day, early in the morning, Charlotte is on her way to the cafeteria with Sigmund riding her shoulder.
The students who saw her started evading her like she is the plague. They treated her like she was a tigress.
Charlotte silently walked on as she bitterly smiled inside her heart.
Tyrant Rex, that’s what everyone calls her.
She is prone to outbursts.
During her first school year, she sent 5 seniors to the hospital for their attempts to touch her without permission.
She pushed her roommate out the window when she walked in on Charlotte bathing.
She destroyed the lab when she had to dissect a frog.
Or, that one time she almost burned down a courtyard because wasps chased her.
People started calling her Tyrant Rex for her violent tendencies..
She didn’t do those things with malicious intent. Instead, she is just clumsy at controlling her power and reactions to events around her.
No students would go near her now, so explaining wasn’t much use.
When Wu Yan came into her life, she found someone who could ignore her rough edges and even made her pay for his food. He wasn’t even afraid of her given her history.
She assumed it was because Wu Yan was a newcomer who wasn’t aware of her past.
The students here are trying to obtain the Satan title.
To her, forging connections with other students who might turn out to be a rival is a pointless move.
While she might be a loner, there are still people out to get her.
Vandalizing her shoe closet, hiding her things, and other pranks are part and parcel of her life here.
The rumors that she is the Cannibal Candy were probably spread by these malicious individuals.
They reckoned that she hated the students here so she secretly attacked them.
The other students probably bought the story too.
Charlotte wrestled with her turbulent emotions while on the way to the cafeteria.
A sound came from behind her.
A blonde male called out to her despite the cowering students near him. He wore the gloves of people who qualified for the Night Party.
Charlotte wanted to run away despite Felix being one of the few individuals who weren’t afraid of her.
“A lone wolf as always…”
“Why aren’t you with Mr. Wu Yan?”
“Wh-Why must I be with him?!”
Charlotte turned her head the other way.
“We aren’t so close as to share breakfast together.”
Felix sighed in relief.
“I thought you two were so good that I almost gave up.”
Charlotte looked at him.
“Hmm, who knows?”
Felix gave her a mysterious grin.
“Well, anyway, why don’t you go on a date with me?”
Charlotte pursed her lips.
“Why with me?”
Felix’s eyes lit up.
Charlotte turned him down each time in the past.
Now, she followed up with a question.
This is his chance, Felix thought.
“Isn’t it obvious?”
Felix half-jokingly said.
“It’s natural that a beautiful lady such as yourself would be courted by many?”
“There are many prettier than me.”
Charlotte slightly blushed.
“They aren’t as hated as me and you’re good with the ladies, they would be overjoyed if you invited them, right?”
“You’ve known me more than a few days, you should know by now…”
Felix stared into her eyes.
“Do you think I am someone who would invite people out on a date randomly?”
“I guess it’s fine if it’s only for a short while…”
Felix revealed a bright smile that dazzled the ladies who stalked him.
“Good, let’s go grab breakfast together.”
Charlotte turned in the direction of the cafeteria.
Felix tidied himself before following behind Charlotte.
Felix kept the chat going while he was with Charlotte. She was obviously not used to this as she gave awkward replies to his prompts. Felix’s fans couldn’t help but gnash their teeth in seething jealousy when they saw the two of them. Their gazes were hostile.
Then, Charlotte asked him something.
“Felix, can you help me with one favor?”
Felix smiled in frustration.
“So, you said yes to my date because you needed a favor?”
She lowered her head.
“But, this is something only you can help.”
“Well, I’d be honored…”
“Okay, Charl, what can I help you with?”
Charlotte lit up.
“Okay, can you let me see the automata destroyed by the Cannibal Candy?”
“The victims of Cannibal Candy?”
Felix paused before furrowing his brows.
“Why do you want to see them?”
“It’s like this…”
“My friend conjectured that clues can be derived from the bodies of the destroyed automata. He said he has a way to obtain the last moments of the automata’s lives when they were alive.”
“Obtain the last moments of the dead dolls?”
Felix’s expression froze.
“Your friend, Wu Yan, I assume, is this true?”
“I don’t know, that’s what he told me”
Charlotte clenched her fists.
“With that, I am sure we can see the true appearance of Cannibal Candy.”
“The dolls are with the Disciplinary Committee, right? If we can just look at the final moments of the dolls, I am sure it would crack this case wide open.”
Felix looked like he had conflicts about this.
“The bodies are important evidence. If they were destroyed…”
“We will do it under the Committee’s supervision.”
“Please, Felix, this is the only way to find out the identity of Cannibal Candy. If we submit the applications as per protocol I reckon it will take a long time. Please, you need to help us.”
Felix closed his eyes.
“I will go get the things ready, once they’re ready I will call for you.”
Charlotte thanked him.
She smiled happily as she confirmed that Felix let his guard down around her.