10 Years After – 99

Nia’s Request


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Upon hearing Shia’s voice, Grulf ran off to greet her.

I could hear both of their voices by the entrance.

 

“Groof-groof.”

“You’re so excited, Grulf. There, there…”

“Grulf really likes you, huh?”

“Spirit beast wolves and beastkin wolves have the same ancestors, after all. We are kind of like relatives.”

“Groof-groof.”

 

Serulis had come back as well.

Perhaps they had been on a quest together.

 

“Grulf. Do you want a treat?”

“Groof-groof!”

“Grulf. Sit.”

“Grr.”

“Paw.”

“Groof-groof.”

“You’re so smart. Here, have a treat.”

“Gruff-guff.”

 

Apparently, Serulis was teaching him how to sit and give his paw.

I was a little worried about what she had fed him. But I guess it was fine, since Shia was there as well.

Shia knew a lot about wolves, not just vampires.

 

“You’re such a good boy, Grulf. How cute.”

“Gruff-guff.”

I could picture Shia petting Grulf.

 

“I heard that you shouldn’t touch them while they’re eating…”

“It’s fine if you do it while they’re young.”

“I see.”

“If anything, it is better to make them used to being touched while eating when they’re still young.”

“Okay. Then I’ll try petting him too.”

“Yes, that is good. Otherwise they could start biting people including their master.”

“Gruff-gruff.”

 

I had also decided to pet Grulf when feeding him.

After a while, Shia and Serulis came to the drawing room.

 

“Shia, Serulis. Welcome back.”

“Hello, Mister Locke. Who is this sweet child?”

“Hello… Nia?”

“Sister. Congratulations on your recent successes.”

 

Nia was polite even when talking to her own sister.

Though, her tail started to wag as soon as she saw Shia.

Shia’s tail was wagging as well. They were happy about this reunion.

 

And then Shia introduced her sister to Serulis.

Once that was done, Shia turned to me and bowed.

 

“I’m sorry that my sister was disturbing you while I was away.”

“No, she wasn’t bothering us. Don’t worry.”

“It’s kind of you to say that… Thank you.”

 

And then Shia turned to Nia.

 

“Nia. You shouldn’t have come here without saying anything.”

“But…”

“You have to tell me first, or it will inconvenience Mister Locke.”

“I’m sorry, Mister Locke. Sister. I’m sorry.”

“Don’t worry about it.”

 

I said with a gentle smile.

And then Shia sighed deeply.

 

“Nia, why did you come here? Did something happen to father?”

“Father is the same. His life is not threatened.”

“Then you should stay beside him…”

“It’s because of that…”

“Hm? What do you mean?”

 

Shia tilted her head to the side.

Nia looked at her seriously.

 

“I too am the daughter of a beastkin chief. I must become a Warrior who can hunt vampires.”

“That is something we can consider once father is well again.”

“But when you were my age, you were already fighting alongside father as an Adventurer.”

“That’s true. So once father is better…”

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Koko wa Ore ni Makasete Saki ni Ike to Itte kara 10 Nen ga Tattara Densetsu ni Natteita

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