NF: Chapter 5

Tled with assistance from Boyce. Edited by Elemintabni & Kookie.
I have started a collaboration with Firebird. He will be translating the next chapter. I’ll either make a post linking it when he’s done, or be reblogging it.

Kookie has gotten hooked on playing Pathfinder lately. It’s unexpectedly time consuming and very distracting, hence why she hasn’t been TLing much. Kookie also has to deal with packing stock for Bris Supanova cos she will be an exhibitor there (more time that she doesn’t get to spend on TLing!), won’t be cosplaying there though.

Chapter 54: It’s really big so it feels good

Dedicated to Scrya, who may or may not be a lolicon…

It’s really big so it feels good

“Alright, we’re starting~!”

We’re providing medical treatment at the guild now, for the first time in a while.
……At any rate, I was surprised before.
I saw my face in the mirror when I went to wash my face in the morning and it was swollen red for some reason.
Surprised, I tried asking the knowledgeable Aura-sensei about it and was told that I was bitten by a blood-sucking bug during the night.
Well, it was immediately fixed by healing so it wasn’t very serious.

“Yeah! We’re counting on you for today as well!”

Now then, our first customer of the day has come, so I should concentrate on healing――

 

“Haa……finally, we’re almost done……”

We finally managed to finish treating most of the people in line by lunchtime.

“Aura, Tré, you two can go ahead and get lunch~”

Tré or I need to remain in case there are customers coming urgently, so this combination was inevitable.

“Okay, but we’ll come back as soon as possible.”

Saying that, Tré and Aura leave the guild.
The one who remained, Lily, sits on my lap and closes her eyes in pleasure.

“Then next person, please~”

And so, I resume the treatment once again.

 

“Hey, thanks for the good work, kiddo.”

When there was a rare pause in customer traffic, as if everyone was having lunch, a few of the adventurers who often come for treatment came and started a conversation.
I don’t see any injuries at a glance, so they’ve probably come just to chat.

“Mn, I’m going off to pick some flowers for a bit!”

At that moment, Lily gets off my lap, using the secret code she recently learned from Aura.

“Alright.”

Thinking that they’ll be able to talk about more things without Lily there, the adventurers see her off too.

“There we go…….so Kiddo, who’s your favourite after all……?”

One of the men down leans forward while beginning to talk.

“Err, for what……?”

But unfortunately, I didn’t understand what he meant at all.

“……I don’t really know what you mean about favourite though?”
“Seriously……”

The men make a shocked face, but I don’t know what I don’t know so it can’t be helped.

“Sigh. In other words, it’s that. I’m talking about who you’d like to do the most.”
“Huh!?”

No wait, it’s odd. I don’t know why he’d suddenly talk about that.

“Cos you always have three cute girls with you, ya see? Well, two still look like kids so it seems as though you’ll only be able to milk one of ‘em, but according to the rumours, you’ve even gotten pretty close to Asha-san from the guild, right?”
“W-well certainly, I can’t deny that everyone is cute but……”

Nevertheless, the conversation didn’t advance so well.
I’m no different from the commoners around here, and they won’t let me do it anyway.

“Huh!? Are you even a man, Kiddo? Y-you couldn’t be……do you prefer men……?”
“That’s wrong!?”

I hurriedly deny to the men who were backing away as they assumed incorrectly.
What will I do if a weird rumour starts from that?

“Hahaha, isn’t it obvious that I’m joking?”
“Give me a break……”

Really, it doesn’t sound like a joke.

“I’m back~!!”

As I sigh, Lily returns after picking flowers and sits on my lap.

“Ne, what were you talking about~?”

She smiles innocently while asking us, but I can’t tell her about the current conversation.
As I expect, the men should be restraining themselves in front of a child.

“I was asking about the relationship between Lily-chan and this Onii-chan.”

One of the men gallantly inform Lily
……It was almost immoral, but that should barely be on the safe side.

“Hm? Relationship with Nest?”
“Th-that’s right. These uncles are quite obstinate, you know. Please tell them.”

Lily probably won’t say anything strange, or more precisely, I haven’t done anything in reality.

“Let’s see~ Lily is.. on top of Nest~?”
“””……Huh?”””
“On top of Nest is, you see, it’s really big so it feels good~”

W-wait a minute?
What is Lily saying?
Could she be referring to ‘on top of my lap’……?

“……To think Kiddo was that kind of guy.”
“Th-then, even about liking men is……”
“How fearsome……”

Gradually, the surrounding men distance themselves from me.
The agile ones have reached the guild entrance already.

“Then, I-I’m going ahead.”
“G-good luck, okay……?”

And then they each scatter about, each saying as they please.

“I-it’s a MISUNDERSTANDINGGGGGgggggg!!!”

But it was too late, there was no one to respond to my shout――

 

 

By the next day, rumours had spread about me being a lolicon pervert.

 

>>Next

Chapter 53: It’s payback for before

Exams are finally over, and the welcome summer break means I’m back to making regular releases. Ganbarimasu~!!

Editors: Elemintabni, Hakubruh

It’s payback for before

“Everyone’s gone home now~”
“Yeah~”

Lily and I are the only two left now that Luna and the king have returned to the capital.
We had plenty of free time once we finished cleaning up the remains of our breakfast.

“Ah, speaking of which, a number of things happened and Tré’s feeling down at the moment. I’m sorry, but can you go comfort her?”

Lily should have more success, and I want Tré to cheer up as soon as possible.

“Okay!!”

Heeding my request, Lily races towards Tré’s room.
……I expect it to go well with Tré with that attitude, but now I’m left by myself.

“……Sigh……Today was a rather busy day……”

Those words unintentionally spilled from my mouth.

“Oh, did you really have that much trouble?”
“…………Eh?”

I hadn’t been talking to anyone in particular and had simply been talking to myself just then, but suddenly there was a response from behind.

“A-Asha-san……?”

When I timidly turned around, standing before me was the one who always took care of me at the guild, Asha-san.

“Yes, it’s me, Asha. It’s been since yesterday, hasn’t it.”
“Y-yes……”

I don’t know how she came all the way here without making a sound but as one would expect, I was very surprised.

“Err…S-so can I help you with anything……?”

It was only after I asked about helping that I remembered what Asha-san had done to me before.
I felt my face heat up slowly.

“Yes. Actually, it’s about Aura-san but……”

Asha-san informs me, while I was in such a state.
Although it may seem rude to Aura, my heated face gradually cools down when I hear it.
Calmly thinking about it, Lily did tell me about Aura talking to Asha-san, so it’s reasonable for Asha-san to be seeking me about that. I guess she had some funny misunderstanding.

“Um… Nest-san, you… did you do that… with Aura-san……?”

Asha-san asks somewhat hesitantly, turning her face away.

“……P-probably……”

I doubt Aura would have told her that much, so without knowing how much Asha-san knows, I found it difficult to confess and succumb to embarrassment.

“As I expected, even Aura-san finds it embarrassing so……”
“Y-yeah…..”

As expected, I should have stopped playing dead sooner back then……
Then the situation wouldn’t have become like this.

“And so, like this… f-for me as well… it might be difficult to continue our usual livelihood so――
――Please forget about it.”
“!?”

The moment I heard Asha-san’s words, my head was struck from behind.
When I try look wondering what it was, Aura was there, holding some kind of hard-looking  blunt weapon.

“Wha!? Aura, what are you……!?”
“To make someone forget, the best method is to hit their head… is what I heard so……”

W-who taught Aura such unnecessary things!?

“A-as if I could forget just like―!?”

While I was talking to Aura, my head was struck from behind again.

“E-even Asha-san― ! ?”
“I’m sorry, I also ended up doing something a little audacious so please forget everything.”
“I-is this for real…….”

My head wasn’t accustomed to getting injured, but luckily it didn’t hurt.
Nevertheless, I couldn’t concentralte on healing very well, perhaps because my head was being swung at with all their strength.

“H-how about we calm down for now?”

I frantically try to escape from the demonic hands of the two holding blunt weapons.

“Don’t run and be hit obediently!!”
“No way, that’s unreasonable! There’s no way I would forget just like that, right!?”

I aim for for an escape route upon being driven to the wall.

“Uwah!?”

It was at such a moment. I was caught from behind by a separate pair of hands.

“It’s payback for before……”
“T-Tré!?”

Who knew Tré would join the battle? I was caught by the enemy.

“Fufufu… Just accept it Nest……”
“Nest-san, please be at ease. We’ll be as gentle as possible……”
“N-N-NOOOOOOoooOOoooo!!”

And starting from those words, I could hear the voices gradually growing softer and eventually becoming completely inaudible――

 

“nn…….mn…..?”
“Oh, you’re awake?”

It seems I fell asleep without realising it after the king’s party returned, with Aura returning in the meantime.

“Yeah, welcome back Aura.”

I don’t know why, but I feel as though it’s been a while since I talked to Aura.

“I’m home. Hey Nest, that…… d-do you have any recollection of doing something with me that seemed embarrassing……?”

Aura asks me, her face turning slightly red for some reason.

“……No? I don’t remember anything though……”
“Th-that’s good then. You don’t have to worry about it then.”

Aura makes a somewhat relieved face when she hears my words, her hand patting her chest.

“Th-then I have something to do now so……”

Eventually she started talking and then left immediately afterwards, heading off somewhere.
…………I feel like I had gotten mixed up in something, but nothing stood out with everything the same as usual, so I guess it was just my misunderstanding?
I suppose the feeling of my face being a little swollen was also――

 

――just my imagination, right?

Chapter 52: Scruffy~!!

Happy One Year Ohana-ver-shimi!!~
Yup, I’m terrible at puns… here’s a chapter to celebrate Ohanashimi’s 1st birthday.
Still have one more exam, will be on holidays starting Friday (:

Kookie thinks the title for this chapter sounds better in Japanese: “Moja-moja~!!”

Edited by: CWP

Scruffy~!!

“Tré~ Hey, Tré~”
“……”

It seemed like my best consolation efforts had failed, and Tré had confined herself in her room.
There’s no response even when I call out to her.

Luna was worried that she caused this situation, so I told her not to worry about it and that everything would be fine. But at this rate, Tré may not be leaving her room for a while.
Since there’s nothing else I can do, I gave up temporarily, hoping that Lily and Aura will be able to comfort Tré when they get back, or that time will heal it.

Right now, I had Luna preparing the breakfast for the king, so I should leave Tré for now and wake the king up.
Thus, I came before the normally unused room that the king was currently using.

“Your Majesty, are you awake?”
“……Yeah, I’m up.”

After a short pause, I heard the soft voice of the king. It seems he was awake.

“Breakfast will be ready soon, so it’ll be good if you get ready soon.”
“Got it.”

I wait in front of the door for a while, and finally the king exits from within the room, having finished changing clothes.
By the way, the clothes were mine.
However, it seems that the king hadn’t finished getting ready completely, since a few strands of bed hair was standing out on his head.

“Then, shall we go?”

Leading the king, I head to the place where I had been just now.
As we approach, the nice aroma of the cooking starts to drift our way, and the king also becomes aware of that aroma.


“……O-oh, it’s Luna.”

When the king noticed Luna’s existence, he seemed somewhat surprised.
……Ah, when I think about it, yesterday he fainted before meeting her, so he didn’t know about Luna being here.

“Good morning, Father.”
“N-now, what is Luna……?

And, as one should expect, he showed even more surprise at seeing Luna’s cooking figure than when he noticed her existence.

“Luna, have you ever cooked before today……?”
“No? Today, I was taught by Nest-san and was allowed to try for the first time.”

The king’s face pales when he heard those words.
I dare say, he probably remembered the cooking from yesterday.
……The king seemed reluctant to eat it, so I, together with Luna, made him eat the food. Impressed by the results of the cooking his daughter made, the king suddenly burst into dance. Anyway, all I can say is that it was quite a big deal.

“To think the day would come where I could eat my daughter’s home cooking……!!”

Now drinking tea after our meal, the king’s excitement had yet to lessen. As expected, Luna also gave a wry smile when she saw her own father’s state like that.
“I’m home~!!”

At that moment, Lily’s lively voice was suddenly heard from the entrance.
It was easy to tell that those clearly resounding footsteps were gradually approaching this way.
In the next instant, the door was opened vigorously.

“Welcome home, Lily.”

I pat the head of Lily, who came rushing to me with such spirit.

“Hm, a guest?”

She asks me while having her head pat, seemingly feeling good.
I suppose she’s talking about Luna and the king.

“Yeah, we have visitors.

When I finish patting her head, Lily looks up in wonder at the king, who was a little closer than Luna.

“……Scruffy~~!!”

Lily springs at the king’s bed hair.
It was so sudden that no one was able to respond, and even the king ends up letting Lily do so.
I pull Lily away from the king right away.

“L-Lily, suddenly doing that sort of thing is no good, wouldn’t you agree…..?”

Luckily, the king didn’t seem to mind it much, so for now I make Lily introduce herself and apologise.

“Well, uh.. I’m Lily. And I’m sorry for pulling your hair.”
“M-mnn. I didn’t really mind it so you don’t have to worry about it either, okay?”

The king kindly calls out to the apologising Lily.
Thereupon, Lily once again tries to leap upon the king as if misunderstanding something, so I had her stop.

“Come to think of it, where’s Aura?”

She was supposed to be with Lily, but Lily was alone when she returned.

“Well you see, Aura-oneechan said that she has something to talk to Asha-san about.”

While Lily sat on my lap like she is often seen doing, she tells me about Aura’s whereabouts.

“Mn, understood.”

Well, since that kind of thing happened before, she probably has all sorts of things to consult Asha-san about.
Which reminds me, in the end, I still don’t really understand that matter of Asha-san’s either……

 

Knock-knock――

“Hm?”

While I’m feeling troubled, I hear the sound of knocking at the door from the direction of the entrance, unlike during Lily’s return.

“Ah, I’ll go have a look.”

When I think about this lineup, letting other people go is a little difficult.

Knock-knock――

When I move towards the entrance, there is another knock at the door.

“I’m com~ing.”

What I saw when I slowly opened the door was something I’ve seen many times before. Covered in dirt, people wearing knight’s armour were standing there beyond the open door.

“……I’m sorry for being so abrupt, but have you seen some people with a seemingly high stature, near here?”

In regards to people with a seemingly high stature, without a doubt, there’s first Luna, the saint, or the king, or otherwise the both of them.

“Yes, in that case they’re probably inside.”
“I-is that true!?”

Reacting to my words and raising a loud voice, was the one who appears to be the the most distinguished of them.

“Y-yes. Err…you’re certainly referring to the saint and the king, right?”
“Yes! That’s right!!”

Despite being slightly surprised by that vigour, I, having been requested to fetch them, return to call the two waiting inside.

“Hey, people who seem like Your Majesty’s guards have come though……”
“Ah!”

When I convey that the guards have come, Luna raises her voice as if recalling something.

“……Speaking of which, I came here because I was told by Mother to bring Father back.”
“………Couldn’t you have said that sort of thing earlier……?”

After hurriedly finished sorting their respective belongings, they head to the entrance where the guardsmen were waiting.

“……We were quite indebted, you have our gratitude.”

The king gives thanks, as if representing everyone.

“No, no, likewise, it’s an honour to be of help to you, Your Majesty.”

Since the guards were also here now, I make use of the limited honorifics I can use to respond.

“……well then, until next time.”

Saying such parting words, the king was likely returning to the capital.
I thought to see them off until they were out of sight, but when they had reached a distance, the king comes back here on his own.

“…… ……Haa, come to think of it, I forgot to hand this over. The name is already written on it, so by all means, please use it.”

While being short of breath, he passed me some kind of black object.
When I look closely, it was a black cloak of finer quality than the one I used when I was the ‘Jet-Black Saviour’.

“Thanks, it helps.”

Since mine was just at the point where it’s covered in cuts, I gratefully accept it.
Having given the black cloak, the king returns with everyone this time for sure.
……Speaking of which, he said the name was written on the black cloak.
With this and that, I never got to ask the king’s name in the end, so I should have a look……
I search for the king’s name, that was likely written on the interior of the black cloak.
And then I was finally able to find it.

“…………”

There, was written as such――

‘Jet-Black Saviour-sama’

 

 

………………Sigh, should I throw it away?