Lunch with the Beasts
Grulf had been running around wildly, but suddenly became very quiet.
He was now lying down next to me.
“…Grulf. Are you tired?”
It was a good thing to play to your heart’s content.
But I wished he wouldn’t play so hard that he couldn’t even move afterward.
We still had to travel back to the mansion.
“Grulf. You have to think about saving energy to go back.”
He barked once and then stood up before putting both of his front paws on my shoulders.
“I’ll just tell you now, but that’s not happening.”
Grulf wagged his tail and tilted his head to the side in a puzzled expression.
“Serulis. Grulf’s tired now. We should head back.”
“Yes. Grulf, it’s a race.”
Serulis dashed on ahead.
While this had come as a surprise, Grulf chased after her.
“Oh, so you can run.”
I muttered as I jogged after them.
As Grulf was quite out of breath, he was a good match for Serulis.
When we arrived at the mansion, Shia and Tama greeted us.
“Thank you. Where’s Milka and the others?”
“They’re still studying.”
It was good that they were passionate about their studies. I would have to thank Philly later.
I prepared some water for Grulf and then asked Shia,
“Shia. Did you go to the Adventurer’s Guild?”
“Yes. But there were no urgent quests.”
“We don’t know when we’ll be called to help at the water dragon settlement, so it’s hard to accept any quests now.”
Shia and Serulis were going to help in protecting the settlement.
“What is it, Grulf?”
After finishing his water, Grulf stood up on his hind legs and licked my face.
He was trying to tell me something.
“Do you want more water?”
“Are you hungry?”
His tail began to wag very quickly.
“I see. Well, it is almost lunchtime.”
As Milka was currently studying, I would have to prepare some food.
“Wait a little while. I’ll go and get you something.”
“I’ll help you.”
“I will help you as well!”
“Thank you, Shia.”
Tama and Grulf watched the house as we went to buy some food.
I wanted to buy something that was already made, but Serulis insisted on buying ingredients.
“This is a good opportunity! We should make something.”
“I see. Well, I guess we could…”
Grulf was hungry, but he could wait a little longer.
And so we bought some ingredients and returned to the mansion.
“Grulf, you’ll have to wait.”