Rumors of the Loup-garou
“Yeah. This is Lehaty. Be nice.”
When we entered the window to Rachel’s room, we found her in clothes made of fur. It was probably what she considered formal.
“That depends on your decision.”
“Yeah, I know. That’s why I’m asking.”
“So, you agree then?”
“Why not? I’m just going to think of it as changing my horse’s saddle.”
Yes, that’s all it was. I was upgrading from Beowulf to Rachel. I would be given a more advanced version of the skills I already had. It was very game-like.
“But there was one thing that I was wondering about…”
“And what is that?”
“What exactly should I tell Beowulf when I meet him again?”
Overwriting his gift seemed like a very ungrateful way to repay a debt. And so that had been on my mind.
“Well, as for that, I shall tell him myself when I meet him again. And it should not be so long until I do.”
“Aye. Well, that is my business. Now, hurry up and sit down.”
We had all been standing all of this time. And so we frantically sat down on the cushions.
Lehaty mumbled as she looked questioningly at Rachel.
“What? What is it? Werewolf girl.”
“I…are…are you the legendary wolf god?”
“Ahh, well, there are some who call me that… But I don’t know, I find it a little embarrassing.”
Now that Lehaty knew, her face lit up with a smile. Then she rolled over onto her back in front of Rachel. This was familiar. It was a pose of submission…
“Idiot! Stop! Stop this! And in such a place!”
Both of them looked quite flustered as they sat back down. I guess something had not quite connected.
“So? When will Asagi become your thrall?”
“Oh, yes, yes. Here.”
Rachel raised her hand.
And then she swung it towards my cheek.
As I was not on my guard, the impact of the hit sent me flying from the floor and into the paper doors behind me. It hurt…
“There. That is it!”
“Asagi, are you alright? Anything broken?”
I couldn’t see her, but I was quite sure that Rachel was standing close by with her arms crossed in front of her and nodding with satisfaction. I tried standing up with Daniela’s help, but I seemed to be stuck in the wooden frame of the sliding door.
The thing was heavy around my neck as my hands touched the floor. It was then that I saw that silver and green powder seemed to be coming from my hands.
“That is my gift to you.”
I would have tilted my head in puzzlement if I could. The powder kept flowing. They glowed and then were absorbed into my body.
It reminded me of that time. When Beowulf had done the same thing to me in the forest. There had also been glowing dust that was sucked into me…
But he hadn’t hit me.
“So this is the gift of the god wolf…”
Unique skill ‘Legs of the God Wolf’ and ‘Eyes of the God Wolf.’ I had newly acquired these two skills. Of course, the use of them had also been ingrained into me as well, so I was sure I could use them now if I had to.
“Alright, now that that’s done, you can help Lehaty.”
“Yes, I will send her to where she wants to go.”
Daniela helped me remove the door frame from my head and I turned to Lehaty.
“To be honest, I didn’t expect things to go so smoothly, but I’m glad it all worked out.”
“Thank you, Asagi. I am glad that I met you. Now that I have met Rachel, I am very happy.”
That was good.
“Good luck over there.”
“Yes, thank you. You two take care.”
I glanced over to Daniela. She looked a little red. It was cute.
“Well, you two are done here. Now leave. Go! Go!”
“Huh? I thought I’d at least watch Lehaty leave and wave goodbye…”
“Are you some kind of child? You will meet again. Now go!”
And so we were both chased out of the house. I didn’t understand it, but I would find out later.
About the pose of submission that beastkin did.