Night Town Reunion
The impromptu mixed bath incident with Daniela was still in session. As there was no one else around, I decided to just enjoy myself. The steam had now parted, allowing us a great view of the cavern walls. There were a few things I hadn’t noticed before. There was a path that led deeper within, and there was no waterfall-like stream from where the water was coming. All of the splashing sounds had made me assume there was some great waterfall here… I thought about it for a second, before looking over to Daniela, whose chin floated lazily above the water.
“I heard a lot of splashing a moment ago…did something happen?”
“…I am not sure what you mean.”
Daniela raised her face and looked at me confidently. However, it was clear that she had been up to something. There was no way that she didn’t hear it. I stare back at her. She wiped away the beads of sweat on her forehead and looked away. I moved in closer and stared harder. Daniela’s face grew redder and she averted her eyes again.
“I won’t tell anyone, okay?
“…Ahh, fine, ugh, I will tell you!”
Daniela signaled her defeat with a raise of her hands. Mr. Asagi’s tenacity had won him the day.
“I will only say this once, as it is humiliating.”
“I was overjoyed at being able to come here, and was not the most attentive, you see. And when I suddenly fell into the bath, the shock had nearly caused me to drown.”
“Well, that was incredibly dangerous.”
You really couldn’t see anything a moment ago with all that mist. I had been creeped out myself… But I guess this mist was serving a purpose at disguising the fact that it was a mixed bath. It was not likely to be changed any time soon. I grinned mischievously at this amusing blemish on the beautiful Daniela. And then the door opened.
“Huh? There is no steam.”
It was a familiar voice.
“Oh, hello young man. Nice to see you again.”
It was the busty broad from the bar. Why was she…she was coming in next to us, so I answered her while trying not to look.
“Ah, hello miss. Fancy seeing you here.”
“Oh, how awkward!”
She laughed hysterically. But things were really not that funny. We were supposed to be in hot water, but it was below freezing right next to me. You know, where Daniela was.
“Uhh, so what brought you here?”
“Ahh. This place was bought by our bar. You might say it’s where I work.”
Was that bar so successful that they could go around buying property? Or maybe this place wasn’t worth much. Bar, inn, and hot spring. It was pretty impressive though.
Hmm? Where she works?
“So this is also a place for that kind of activity.”
Something horrible was happening in the water!
“You are not a fast learner, are you!”
The busty broad tilted her head to the side and then froze. Judging by her gaze, she had finally caught sight of Daniela.
“To make a move on my Asagi, you must have a death wish.”
“Oh, this is, uh, oh, I, I just have a strong passion for my work…!”
“Ho? So that is your will then. I will be sure to tell the bar owner. ‘She had a passion for her work.'”
“I am so terribly sorry!! You must forgive me!!”
The busty broad was shaking, looking like she was going to attempt to grovel in the water at Daniela’s feet. I was feeling very sorry for her now. I was concerned about her lack of discernment and ability to learn, but it was not as if she had done anything wrong.
“Daniela, she was just doing her job. It’s just a matter of me refusing her, and this whole thing is settled.”
“While that is the case… One does not enjoy seeing their man toyed with by another woman.”
“Then I will have to handle it better next time. Sorry about that. But you have to forgive her this time.”
“Hmm… If you insist.”