Chapter 63: To like men
“Look, then we’ll be waking up early tomorrow too so let’s sleep.”
After talking about the size of Aura’s clothes, I was pursued by the interaction with Tré and Lily who emerged next, and after finally reaching a stopping point, everyone is relaxing now.
Tré nodded at my words but Lily seemed to still not want to sleep and was shaking her head.
“I’m not sleepy yet.”
“Even if you say that….”
Tomorrow, we also need to head to the castle early in the morning and arrange our clothing.
I send a look to Aura for some help.
“……Sigh, I guess it can’t be helped.”
When I do, Aura who was sitting on the bed, got up and steadily walked towards Lily.
“Lily, don’t be so selfish, okay? Look, come sleep with me.”
Using a gentle tone that wouldn’t be directed at me normally, she embraces Lily.
“Mn, got it, Aura-oneechan!”
Even Lily when hugged by Aura became obedient as if her selfishness from before was a lie, and was taken to the bed that wasn’t mine.
Contrary to feeling relieved at being helped, I felt a little disappointment as I wrapped myself in the blankets and closed my eyes.
Suddenly I felt something move inside the blanket.
In the darkness, I strained my eyes somehow and tried to look inside, then it seems like someone had crawled into my blankets.
“Is it Lily……?”
A similar thing happened in the past, and I don’t think the other two would do such a thing……
However, my prediction was fruitless, the faint voice I heard coming from the blankets was Tré’s.
I gave a slightly exaggerated reaction to the situation I never expected.
At the difficult-to-imagine behaviour based on Tré until now, I ask the waking Tré while surprised.
“I-I want… To be more, more… loved by Master……”
Pausing every few words, she firmly conveyed her feelings, and at this, I sunk into silence.
……I wonder what this means.
“Err… Again, why is that……?
As expected, I don’t understand no matter how much I ponder, so I ask Tré frankly.
“……When Master wasn’t at the guild, I heard from the adventurers……”
It’s probably when I went out for lunch.
“When a man buys a slave, it’s… For that…..”
W-wait a moment?
What Tré is talking about, could it be that kind of thing?
“And so, not doing that with a slave means they like boys, or if not that then――”
Tré’s word broke off for a moment.
Tré slowly crawled upwards from under the blanket, and before I knew it, I could feel her breath on my neck.
And then, she tightly grasped my clothes, and rest her small head on my chest.
“――it means they don’t like the slave……”
The part of my clothes that was in contact with Tré’s head gradually dampens.
When I noticed, I was murmuring those words.
Under the blanket, as I hugged Tré’s small body, I continued murmuring many times, until Tré stopped crying――
As though she was worn out from crying, Tré fell asleep around the time she stopped crying.
Laying her head on my arm, I pat Tré’s hair while she was sleeping peacefully, and also made to sleep in preparation for tomorrow.
“Alright, let’s go.”
Having woken up properly with no falling back to sleep after waking up, we finished our preparations and headed to the castle early.
Perhaps because of yesterday’s incident, I feel like Tré has started behaving a more spoiled towards me little by little.
Even now, she has been clinging to my arm this whole time.
Looking at that a little sullenly was Aura.
Incidentally, I thought she would be mad about me sleeping together with Tré this morning, but she didn’t get mad this morning.
As for why, it was because she found out about us sleeping together last night.
The reason was, I also went to sleep after Tré did, but when I thought that something was in the blankets just like with Tré, it turned out to be Aura.
Naturally, only a short time had passed after I started to drift off so I woke up immediately, but Aura’s face had reddened enough to tell even in the dark. She said “I came to bring Tré back!!” whilst controlling the volume and then returned to her own bed with Tré.
Thus, I ended up not being scolded.
“We’ve been in your care~”
“Please come again~!!”
After saying our farewells to the innkeeper, we finally made our way towards the castle.
Having come here, it shouldn’t be that far away so we should arrive shortly.
Then, we slowly started walking towards the castle, our hearts full of tension save for Lily.
By the way, just because I won’t lay a hand on my slaves doesn’t mean I like boys, okay!?