I Finally Decided to Accept That This Is Another World
“Ah, by the way, Ms. Lyra.”
“Yes, what is it?”
“Are there any wide open spaces in the garden? It doesn’t have to be right now, but I want to let Leo play outside.”
“Indeed… In that case, there is a lot of space behind the mansion. Leo should be able to play there. I will show you where it is later.”
“Thank you. Did you hear that, Leo? There is a place for you to play.”
Leo wagged her tail happily.
Ahh, please wag your tail a little more slowly, Leo.
She was wagging her huge tail so vigorously, that Ms. Gelda’s skirt nearly blew upwards, much to her embarrassment.
I turned my head away, just in case.
Just then, there was another knock on the door.
Ms. Lyra went over to the door and opened it, and then Ms. Claire and Sebastian walked it.
“I’m sorry to keep you waiting, Mr. Takumi.”
“Ms. Claire. Please don’t be. I was just enjoying this delicious tea.”
“I’m glad to hear it.”
She replied cheerfully and then sat down on the opposite side of the table.
Sebastian immediately prepared a cup for her and Ms. Lyra poured the tea.
“Ms. Claire. How was your sister?”
“Yes. As Sebastian said earlier, nothing has changed since I headed out to the forest. However, the Ramogi that you found is being prepared to turn into medicine. I think that she should improve as soon as she takes it.”
“I see. I do hope that she recovers quickly.”
“Yes. And it is all thanks to you, Mr. Takumi.”
“Not at all. I barely did anything. I feel like I’ve been taking too much credit recently.”
“…Is that so? Very well. I will stop thanking you then.”
“Yes, thank you.”
Both Ms. Claire and Sebastian had thanked me many times already.
And since I felt that I hadn’t done anything, it didn’t feel right to keep hearing it.
“So, Mr. Takumi…”
“If it is not too much trouble, could you tell me where you are from?”
“Yes. I know that you are not a bad person. You saved me and found the Ramogi. However, you knew nothing about familiars or Silver Fenrirs. You don’t even know about monsters.”
“But everyone who lives in this country knows about monsters and Silver Fenrirs. And so I must assume that you are not from this country.”
Well, there was a lot that I didn’t know.
So it wasn’t surprising that they would become suspicious.
Of course, it would make sense if this really was another world.
“I’m sorry, Mr. Takumi. You don’t have to explain if you don’t want to. You helped me, and that is enough. And so you will be welcome here.”
“I don’t need to tell you?”
“Yes. Some people have things that they can’t talk about. Besides, it’s merely curiosity that led me to ask you. It’s not something that is terribly important.”
“Yes. You said that you woke up in that forest. That is not something that seems very possible. However, you were with a Silver Fenrir, who makes the impossible possible, and you two are close. And there is one other thing… I have never seen your garments before.”
I looked down at my clothes.
As I was so tired, I hadn’t even changed my clothes after returning from work. So I was still wearing a dress shirt and slacks.
I wasn’t wearing my suit jacket because I had taken it off before eating dinner.
“I asked Sebastian, and he too says that he has never seen them before.”
“Yes. I have never seen such clothing in my line of work.”
They had never seen a dress shirt and slacks…this really wasn’t Japan.
Not only that, but could there be any country in the world where relatively wealthy people had never seen this clothing?
Part of me thought, ‘I knew it!’ and the other thought, ‘there is no way.’
However, at this point, I was closer to believing it.
“You wear unfamiliar garments and have a Silver Fenrir obey you. Yes, I am terribly curious about what kind of person you are, Mr. Takumi.”
Ms. Claire chuckled after saying this, and there was something very appealing about it.
And what man wouldn’t be defeated after she expressed having such an interest in them?
Well, it wasn’t even something to hide. And so I would talk about myself… Though, I wasn’t sure if they would believe me…
Ms. Claire looked like a trustworthy person, so I doubted she would look at me strangely if I told her…I hope.
And so I stopped rejecting the idea that this was another world, and decided to accept it.
“Let me see… You may not believe what I have to say…”
“We are looking at a Silver Fenrir that obeys you calmly. Nothing can surprise me now.”
“Is that so? Then I will tell you.”
“Thank you, Mr. Takumi.”
“First, as I said before, I had fallen asleep and then woke up in that forest.”
“Yes, you did say that. So you were moved to that forest while you slept… For what purpose?”
“…Abduction…? …No, Surely the great Leo would not allow that. …Oh, pardon me. Please continue.”
Mr. Sebastian seemed to think I might have been abducted, but there was no reason anyone would want to abduct me to begin with.
I couldn’t pay any ransom. I was just a man tired of his job.
And since Leo was actually a Maltese, she could be restrained easily if they wanted to.
Well, it was safe to say that it wasn’t abduction.
So, why was I in the forest? I really did not know the answer…