「…… Mmn, this place is……」
While shaking my dazed head, I sat up and observed the surroundings.
It seems to be my house, why had I been sleeping, I wonder…….
「Myne-kun!! Thank goodness you came to!!」
I heard Aisha’s shout.
「I…… Ah, I remembered. I lost…… to Ouji-sama…… huh」
It appears that Aisha used recovery magic.
Although my head is still dizzy, the pain all over my body has nearly came off.
When I thanked Aisha and looked at her face, her eyes were really red, she probably cried her eyes out.
It seems I had made her worried.
As I apologised to Aisha, the perpetrator who had beaten me black and blue entered the room.
「Oh, you’ve woken up?」
「Aniue, our conversation is not finished yet!」
While Slyphy is being mad at him, Ouji-sama call out to me with a strange grin.
However, the enraged Slyphy came chasing after him, so the atmosphere didn’t become calm at all…….
「How is your body? Since Holy Bow-dono had applied Recovery on you, I suppose most of the damage is gone?」
Ouji-sama who doesn’t care about Sylphy’s scoldings at all, is worrying about my condition.
The damage is certainly gone, I guess.
It’s impossible if you tell me to “Go all out!”, but normal movement does not seem to be a problem for me.
「Only a little, I’m still a little dazed, but I’m alright.」
「Is that so, I went too far…… Sorry.」
No, I’m the one trouble if the heir to the throne lowers his head.
In the first place, I agreed to accept the mock battle, so I don’t have the right to accept the apology.
「No no no, please raise your head! There is no reason to apologize!!」
While waving my hands violently, I called out desperately to get him to raise his head.
Then, while looking at me strangely, he raised hs head.
「……You’re a strange one……」
After that, Aisha and Slyphy who calmed down a little joined us to engage in a lively conversation of four people.
Ouji-sama wanted to hear about the fight with Orc・King but, I cannot explain it in detail without mentioning my Skills, so I could only answer his questions vaguely from the start until the end.
「By the way, Myne, it is already this late, do you mind letting me stay here?」
「No, of course not. It is a messy place but as long as Ouji-sama is willing, please do stay」
「…… Can you stop calling me Ouji-sama? You’re getting married with Sylphy, then we are going to be brothers-in-law.
I will just call you Myne.」
U~n, what should I call him……
As expected, should I take the safe route and call him 「Brother-in-law-san」?
「Eeh, ee~to…… Brother-in-law-san?」 (TLCN: Spare me.)
「…… Why the question form…… Well, that’s fine.
We’ll become a famly, don’t be so reserved.」
Somehow, it feels terribly out of place but…… sooner or later I’ll have to get use to it right?
Aisha and Slyphy’s way of calling also felt terribly out of place at first.
After settling Brother-in-law’s staying, Aisha moved to the kitchen to prepare dinner.
I decided to help, but my two fiancées strongly opposed me and told me 「Please take a break」, so I decided to be obedient.
「Come to think of it, just now I heard from Holy Bow-sama, this house has a considerably splendid bath right?
Since I’m all the way here, do you mind me getting in? 」
Ah, that’s right.
Since he’s all the way here, Brother-in-law-san should get in.
Yosh, let’s heat it immediately.
「I understand, let me heat it up first!」
Saying that, I decided to head to the bathroom quickly.
Since I had boiled it in the morning, I can roughly grasp the balance of pebbles.
It should be a little bit hot.
It will be nice to enter after eating the meal.
After that, slightly hot water accumulated in the bathtub in about five minutes.
Five 【Continuous: Water】, four 【Continuous: Heat】 should heat up the water until it’s slightly hot.
After retrieving the pebbles, as I told ani-san that the bath is boiled, the meal seems to be ready and the four of us immediately sat down at the dining table.
There’s quite a lot of topics we couldn’t talk about, so although it was fun, it’s a little regrettable that the dinner became one that we had to pay attention to.
……And then, it was the bath but…… Why in the world??
「Fuuu, this bath is really splendid. The fragrance of wood is nice, the hotness of the bath is good….. it may even be better than the bath in royal palace.」
「……Haa, as long as you are happy with it」
Somehow, as soon as we finished the meal, I was caught by Brother-in-law-san, and the result was us getting into the bath together.
Un, this is outside my expectations.
「By the way, Myne, the match just now…… do you understnad why you lost?」
…… That’s right, if we think about the Skills and levels, it’s unthinkable for me to lose.
Even if I lose, it’s difficult to think that I would lose so one-sidedly.
I don’t understand why I lost that one-sidedly.
「…… I don’t understand at all……」
「Well, that’s understandable. The previous fight…… how many Skills did you use? I feel like it’s four or five, but…… well, am I right?」
…… He noticed, huh…….
I planned to finish it with just the self-strengthening in the beginning so that I can dodge the questions after that, but it was too one-sided, so I used too many in the end.
「Aah, don’t misunderstand, I honestly don’t care nor have any interest on what kind of secrets you have at all.
Chichiue seems to quite care about it, but…… in the end, Sylphy didn’t say anything about your Skills in the royal palace.
After she said that she didn’t know because she didn’t ask at all, Chichiue persuaded her by saying that it’ll be fine if she tells him once she knows, but she firmly said that she will absolutely not talk about it while shaking her head, you know.
Well, it’s something you don’t want to talk about, right? I don’t mind that.
What I know is that you have some kind of power other than the Skills you were bestowed with. I don’t care about the details」
Eh? He doesn’t care at all…… is he okay with that?
I wonder if it’s okay to trust me…….
……Also…… Sylphy kept her promise with me and didn’t say anything.
I see, she didn’t say anything…… she didn’t say it, huh.
I feel really happy…….
Huh? Then why did he ask me about the Skills I used in the fight earlier?
「Hahaha, you look like you’re wondering about something. Right now, are you thinking “Why did he ask about my Skills, even though he said he didn’t care?”?」
I reflexively nodded.
「Let me see, first of all, you didn’t come at me seriously, rather, at full strength because you don’t want to kill me, right?
One more thing, though you made a conviction to try fighting, you probably don’t have much experiencing fighting with a person, right?
The reason you lost in the previous fight…… is that your fighting style relies too much on Skills.
You don’t have enough of the experience in the so-called battle sense, or the way to move your body.
That doesn’t matter if you’re up against a monster, but if your opponent’s another person, that’s a different story」
……I see, now that he mentioned it, the only battle I had with a person was with Lyle.
In addition to that, it was a battle in which I had the first move, and he was probably careless because he underestimated me.
An enemy with a brain……, and one which is antagonistic, I absolutely don’t have any experience with that.
「That being the case, I’ll train you from now on」
「Did you not hear me? I said that I’ll train you so that I can fight with you」
W, what does he mean!? So suddenly!?
「We’ll become a family, after all.
You must protect my important little sister from now on, so become stronger for that.
Next time, you must certainly win! You hear me, Myne」
H, he…… approved of me?
Me? Ouji-sama approved of me, a commoner?
「That said, the difficult talk’s over!
Look, I’ll wash your back for you! Sit over there!」
Like this, Brother-in-law-san officially approved of me as Sylphid’s fiance, and I obtained a master. (TLN: Shishou, as in the teacher type of master, not the S&M ones)
…… I who had my back scrubbed at full strength could only endure nothing but the pain.
Has he still not approved of me by any chance!?
……I might as well get Aisha to rinse my back.
I’ve decided, I’ll talk about my Skills.
After I came out of the bath together with Brother-in-law-san, Aisha and Sylphy entered the bath.
While they were in the bath, I thought about many things.
Brother-in-law-san told me that Ou-sama (TLN: King) said to Sylphy that she should tell him once she knows about my Skills, but Sylphy declared she will absolutely not tell him.
That she said she will never do anything that Danna-sama hates since she is marrying.
In the end, it all comes down to whether she talks about my Skills or not, whether I trust my partner or my partner trusts me. (TLN: kms)
I’ve decided to trust in Aisha and Sylphy.
That they will not tell anyone about my Skills.
And that they will stay with me as a family and trust in me even if they know my secret.
Although I feel somehow Brother-in-law-san won’t care if I tell him, I’ve only just met him, and since he will be training me from now on, I think I can judge whether I can trust him or not soon.
「Phew~, that was wonderful……. When did you guys build such an amazing thing?」
While submerging myself till my shoulders, I asked Aisha who entered with me.
It wasn’t here when we visited this house before, so they built it when I returned to the capital.
「Actually, after Hime-sama departed, the both of us soon went to Adol.
We then stayed in a high-class inn, and Myne-kun…… seem to like the bath and said that he will build it once we returned home.
He kept saying that it would probably make Hime-sama happy and he wanted to do something before Hime-sama comes back」
I see, he said something like that, huh…… No good, my face is slackening by itself.
Probably because I don’t have any experience associating with the opposite sex up until now, I’m happy with such a trivial thing.
「B, by the way, has anything changed while I was absent?」
I asked such a question to hide my embarrassment.
As I did that, Aisha’s expression clouded a little, and as I called out “You alright?”, she suddenly bowed her head.
「……I am very sorry, I have disregarded Hime-sama, and made love with Myne-kun」
「……Explain to me in detail」
My tone naturally became stern while I wasn’t aware.
Aisha said that Danna-sama said that he wanted to hunt trolls, so they went to the town of labyrinth, Adol.
When they stayed at the inn, some trouble occured, originally they planned to take separate rooms, but they could only get one room.
That night, asked by Danna-sama, they then had sex.
……Requested by Danna-sama, that means, I can’t say anything about that, huh.
In the first place, it’s not that like he had a relationship with a passing woman.
Since he made love with Aisha, who like me, will also become Danna-sama’s wife, there isn’t any problem ………… That’s right, there isn’t any.
However, there’s this gloomy something coming out from my heart.
「……I see, if the partner’s none other than Aisha, it’s inevitable, I guess.
Instead, tonight I will get him to love me. No objections?」
Yosh, I’ve gotten Aisha’s approval.
I’m quite nervous, but at any rate, it’s necessary to make a baby.
Let’s do this.
「……Ah, Hime-sama…… didn’t His Highness Alto said that he will sleep in Myne-kun’s room?」
Aah, come to think of it…… he did say that, didn’t he!?
D, Dammit, this older brother of mine!!!
How far do you plan on being a hindrance to me, huh, I’ll never forgive you!!!
「Huh? Brother-in-law-san, what’s wrong?」
「No, for some reason I suddenly felt a chill down my back……」
「…… I see」
Thank you for reading as always.
Please take care of me from now on as well.
TL: HC & Izzy