To Fight or not Fight?
“Alright, we’ll use the bath then.”
Chiharu said with a smile.
“Uh, are you sure? Chiharu?”
Maki asked, but Chiharu just pulled her into the room. The door closed quietly. After some time, the others could hear the sounds of running water.
“What should we do, Aeris?”
“Don’t ask me. I don’t know.”
Aeris said to Aaron. His eyes went to the bedroom door, and then to the window.
“She should have been angry.”
“She was angry.”
Aeris sounded uncertain.
“While she is not my lover, I have no right to make excuses.”
“Damn it. It’s very troublesome how bold even women are.”
Aaron said with visible annoyance.
“To be honest, things are moving too quickly that I don’t understand it. I am shocked that a woman would do such a thing. But is it your fault, Aeris?”
Edwy asked. Silence fell over the room.
“Aeris might have trouble explaining it. He’s an elf. He doesn’t really understand why we find certain things strange.”
“Elves are generally hunters. You might wonder why then they leave the dungeons to humans, but it’s because they think it’s pointless to hunt monsters when you can’t eat them.”
“Really? But Aeris is a researcher of magic stones. And it seemed like there were many who were interested in the same thing.”
“Yes, if they find something interesting, they can become obsessed and bear results. But those that are obsessed with research only want to research. They don’t want to gather the stones. Sericulture and beekeeping are very popular, as is textiles and decorations. And they tend to have lots of love affairs.”
“Lots of love affairs…”
“This is because both men and women like the strong and the perfected.”
Edwy thought about how humans seemed to prefer cute and gentle women. In fact, this was really just his own preference.
“So even if it’s annoying, they don’t think of it as bad or have negative thoughts. Just as you saw earlier.”
“However, what will Chiharu think? I don’t even know what I want her to think.”
He chuckled. He had not been so drawn to anyone during the last three hundred years of his life. And so he himself did not know what he wanted to do.
“However, I do not mind these fluctuations of my heart.”
It was not bad. However, he wouldn’t mind if it stayed high either.
As for what Maki and Chiharu were doing then.
“Maki-chan. You go in first.”
“Huh? Are you sure, Chiharu?”
Chiharu smiled. Maki seemed unsure, but disappeared into the bathing room anyway.
As Chiharu was covered in sweat, she remained standing so that she wouldn’t touch anything. And she thought back on what had happened. It would soon be three months since they came to this world. Had the wounds of her broken heart been healed? She put a hand to her chest.
She still felt a little pain. But now, the face of the new girl was more prominent than the co-worker she had liked.