The Reason that Tilura was Holding onto Leo in the Morning
“Leo. Are you saying that I should ride on you?”
Leo nodded to me.
Upon seeing this, Ms. Claire turned to Leo.
“Good Leo, I’m terribly sorry, but could you not wait at the mansion for our return today?”
“You want Leo to stay here?”
“Yes, I think that would be best. The very sight of Leo is bound to alarm the people of the town.”
Yes, Leo was a Silver Fenrir now.
She was big enough to carry people, and had a wild and fierce face with visible fangs that could easily crush a human.
And the beautiful silvery coat had both the majesty and sense of intimidation of wolves.
I didn’t know if the people in the nearby town knew a lot about Silver Fenrirs, but regardless, it would only be natural for them to be surprised if such a large wolf appeared there.
Leo looked at me with a sad expression as if to say, ‘you’re leaving me behind?’
“…Don’t look at me like that…”
There was nothing that I could do… I still didn’t know much about this world, and so it would be best to not cause a scene… But…
“…Well, after seeing Leo’s face…it cannot be helped… She really does like you, Mr. Takumi.”
“Wou! Wuff! Wuff!”
Ms. Claire gave her permission.
Was she too soft when it came to Leo?
Now that she was allowed to come with us, Leo moved close to me and licked my face once. It was her way of showing that she was happy.
And perhaps it really was a good thing.
Ever since I had rescued her, she had almost always had to stay home while I went to school or work.
There were times when she would sulk or become very sad.
And while I had thought that she might have gotten used to it, she really hadn’t.
Leo liked being around people, and so….she would be a lot happier if she could be around me.
“I’m happy for you, Leo. Now, say thank you to Ms. Claire.”
“Hehehe… There are many people in town, and they may look at you with surprise, but it would be very helpful to us if you could stay calm.”
She barked once at Ms. Claire and then nodded as if in agreement.
Ms. Claire watched this with a smile…and then Tilura, who had been rubbing her eyes, seemed to have finished eating.
“Sister. If Leo is going to town, then I want to go too!”
Tilura had become very attached to Leo.
And she now wanted to follow Leo wherever she went.
“No, Tilura. You have only just recovered from your illness, and you are not yet in perfect condition. Besides, you are tired after playing with Leo and Mr. Takumi. You must stay home today.”
“Hmph. But I want to go to town with Leo…”
Tilura grumbled to herself.
Indeed, she had not recovered all of her energy yet.
And she even looked tired right now, so it was best that she rested today.
“Lady Tilura… As you were bed-ridden for so long, you got up this morning without sleeping much at all. If you take a nap now, you will feel much better, and Mr. Takumi and Leo would have returned by then.”
Tilura nodded with reluctance. And then she looked down and became silent.
…I suppose we’d have to buy her a gift in order to cheer her up? …But I didn’t have any money.
“Tilura. You woke up earlier than me or Sebastian, didn’t you? And so you must go to bed without complaining.”
“I went to Lady Tilura’s room this morning, but she was not there. I had to search the whole house.”
“Is that so?”
“Yes. She seemed very lively the night before, but I was worried that she might have a fever again in the morning. And so Sebastian and I went to her room. You can imagine how frantic we were when she wasn’t there.”
“Lady Claire and I gathered the servants together in order to search for her. As there are soldiers guarding the outside of the house, I asked them if they saw anyone leave, but they had not. And so we just searched the inside of the house.”
So Tilura not being in her room could cause such a stir.
Well, she had been sick, so it was understandable that they were worried.
“And so after we searched everywhere, we went to your room, Mr. Takumi.”
“Yes. Tilura was clinging onto Leo and looked very peaceful…”
“She had wanted to be with Leo. Leo is very comfortable to hold.”
So all of that had happened while I was sleeping…
Because they had met yesterday and played a little, Leo hadn’t made any noise when Tilura came, and so she watched over her until Ms. Claire arrived.
Well, it was true that Leo’s fur was incredibly soft.
You could use her as a pillow and sleep very comfortably.
“So that’s why I was woken up by Ms. Claire this morning.”
“I’m sorry. You looked so comfortable sleeping there, but I couldn’t pull Tilura away without saying anything and…besides, breakfast was ready.”
“No, I’m glad that you woke me up. I would have probably kept sleeping there for quite some time. That’s how comfortable the bed was.”
If anything, it was my fault for not being able to wake up when someone came into the room…
Previously, no matter how exhausted I was, I would always get up when my phone would start ringing for something job related. And I would always wake up with the sun in order to feed Leo and go to work.
…I’ll just say that it was because of the bed.
“Tilura. I understand that you wanted to see Leo, but you must not enter people’s rooms without permission. Understand?”
“…Yes. I understand.”
After berating Tilura, we all returned to our rooms in order to prepare to go to town.
Yes, it was bad manners to enter a room where someone was sleeping, especially as a lady… Ms. Claire was likely strict about such things.