About the Private Teacher
After that, we enjoyed the dinner that Milka had prepared.
Milka looked very happy as she started to talk to Nia.
“So, you are going to live with us too?”
“Uh, just until we find a new place.”
“That’s too bad! Isn’t it, Mister Locke.”
“Yes. We’ll be very lonely when they leave.”
Grulf also wanted Shia and Nia to live with us.
As we talked about it, Goran arrived.
“Locke. I came here to see you!”
“Ah, thanks for visiting.”
“Mister Goran, will you eat with us?”
“Oh, really? That would be nice.”
“Leave it to me.”
Milka quickly prepared a plate for Goran.
“So you came here to day afterall, daddy.”
“Well, Serulis. Don’t you visit all the time as well?”
And they laughed together.
When we were finished eating, Serulis said,
“Milka, Nia! And Shia. Let’s take a bath together.”
“Ah, yes. Thank you.”
Shia and Nia wagged their tails. They must enjoy taking baths.
But Milka shook her head.
“I’m sorry to have to refuse your kind offer, but I have to clean up.”
“I’ll take a bath later.”
“Alright, I will help you clean then.”
“No, you’re a guest, Sister Serulis!”
Milka said modestly.
Then I turned to them and said.
“Milka and Serulis. Both of you can go and take a bath.”
“Uh, but…I have to clean.”
“I’ll do it for you.”
“But it’s my job, you know.”
“Don’t worry about it. Now go take a bath.”
After they left, I started to wash the dishes.
As I was washing the dishes, Grulf and Lord Gerberga were walking around behind me.
Lord Gerberga was riding on Grulf’s back. It was wonderful that they were such good friends.
Just then, Luchila brought over the plates.
“That’s all of them.”
“Ah, thank you.”
“Now that I finished, I’ll help you wash them.”
“Yes, that will help.”
And so we washed the dishes together.
Goran had also offered to help, but I refused, since he was a guest.
“Luchila, do you really hate taking baths?”
“Uh, not exactly.”
Milka had said that Luchila hated taking baths.
And that he hadn’t bathed in a long time.
“So, when’s the last time you took a bath, Luchila?”
“Have you bathed since leaving your village?”
“…I cleaned myself in rivers.”
It was like the life of an Adventurer on the road.
It seemed that he really did hate bathing.
“Lord Gerberga seems to enjoy being in the water.”