On the other hand, she felt that Lina was perfectly matching her image of a mother and since she believed that Lina was Yale's girlfriend, she felt that would be alright acting like a child in front of her.
Lina herself understood how it feels not having a mother, but she was unable to treat the new wife of her father as a mother no matter how hard she tried.
Since Lina knew how difficult that situation was, but Ange still accepted her, Lina decided that regardless if Yale and herself stopped being related in the future due to an end of their fake relationship, she would still treat Ange like her daughter.
"I love you, mom!"
Ange was very happy that Lina had accepted, so she grew close to her immediately.
Lina never thought of being a mother before, but she felt happy when Ange called her like that.
The only problem left for Lina was how to explain the situation to Yale. She didn't want that Yale thought that she was trying to win over his daughter to force him to turn their fake relationship into a true one.
"I am happy that you like Lina as your new mother, but now you need to stop acting like a spoiled child because I need to speak with her in private."
No one expected to hear Yale's voice, but it wasn't just his voice, he had just reached that place in time to hear Ange's last sentence.
Yale followed his role in the fake relationship and didn't say something that would uncover the truth, but Lina was still a bit scared when Yale asked to speak alone. She didn't want to trash her relationship with Yale due to a misunderstanding.
Lina felt fear, but Aizu and Lar felt like crying since Yale acknowledged his relationship with Lina without any hesitation.
Yale noticed about that but making them stop pursuing him was still part of the reasons to feigning a relationship with Line, so he didn't mind at all. Moreover, that was for their own sake, so Yale decided to be heartless with them while punishing Lina a bit at the same time.
Yale walked towards Lina who was just freed from Ange's hug and hugged her suddenly.
"I am happy that my beloved daughter likes my beloved future wife. As I expected from the woman I chose, you are perfect."
Yale was just teasing her in public as revenge for her previous act of acting like Ange's mother without his permission while in the process he provoked endless jealousness from Lar and Aizu. In fact, those lines were slightly modified from those that the main character of a romance book that Yale had read in the past.
Ange was happy looking at the scene, while Shirk and Driwna felt that since they owed their own relationship to Yale, they must support Yale's relationship with all their strength.
Lina was doing her best to restrain her emotions when Yale suddenly hugged her. After all, she didn't have experience with men and Yale was completely treating her like a girlfriend, so she was completely embarrassed.
"We need to discuss some important matters; wait a bit for us."
Yale said those words while still hugging Lina, and then he isolated the area where the two of them were. Although they hadn't moved at all, no one could see or hear them.
Yale freed Line before speaking.
"Now, explain. Why did you suddenly become my daughter's mother? We are feigning being a couple, but since we aren't married, you don't have any need to act like Ange's mother. Wouldn't she feel dejected they day she discovers the truth? I know that she longs for a mother, so she is happy now, but that would only make her suffer more afterward. I hope that you aren't planning to use her to force me to marry you or something like that."
Just as Lina though, Yale misunderstood her intentions with Ange
"This is just a misunderstanding! I treated her well because she is your daughter, but when she heard that I was your girlfriend, she asked me if I was her new mother, and I was unable to say no after seeing her eyes. I never wanted a daughter before, but I don't mind adopting her if something happens! My relationship with you didn't matter at all..."
Lina knew that there was no way that Ange would leave Yale to go with her, but it was true that she wouldn't mind adopting her.
"Then, if I die, I will entrust her to you."
Lina was shocked when she heard Yale's words because she didn't say it with that meaning, but in any case, it was true that even without Yale asking for it, she would take care of Ange if Yale died.
"I knew that probably your weakness for cute girls triggered again, but you deserved a bit of punishment. Don't worry I am not foolish enough to think that you have romantic interest on my or that you would try to use Ange to bind me to you. Moreover, seeing how much you like cute girls, I started to think that maybe you don't like men at all."
Yale completely omitted that Lina also hugged him in his kid form because he was a kid after all, and the same applied to Wyba, but Aiwai and Ange didn't look like kids.
"You are wrong! I like cute girls as my sisters, but I haven't any romantic feeling towards them. It is just that I am bad dealing with men since everyone is trying to get some advantage from me..."
Lina was speaking the truth since she just had a problem with bad experiences in the past.
"Don't generalize. I am not doing anything bad to you."
Yale said those words while joking, but Lina blushed when she heard his words. Lina truly didn't know what that feeling was.
Yale though that Lina was embarrassed for having put him in the same pack as the men who harassed her, so he didn't think too much about it.