(Thank you for reading at bayabuscotranslation.com)
“…-kun, …-up?” (??)
When I heard the voice, my eyes opened.
“Yuri-kun, please get up.” (Myaro)
It was Myaro’s voice.
“Aah… I’m awake.” (Yuri)
I raised my upper half of the body, and I could feel sluggish.
‘I’m not sleeping enough.’
When I looked outside, it was dim and turning bright.
‘Early morning, is it?’
“Myaro. Did you come to pick me up?” (Yuri)
Myaro stood up before me dignifiedly. However, there was no vigor on the face.
‘She is probably not sleeping more than I do.’
“Sorry, but there’s a bit of trouble… do you have something for me?” (Yuri)
“Yes. This morning, a person wearing night clothes came.” (Myaro)
“Is that… the Queen’s Sword-like person?” (Yuri)
“I think so.” (Myaro)
“Or is it the night clothes of Kilghina?” (Yuri)
“It seems that there are some differences in the characteristics of the unit, but I think it can be said that they are almost the same.” (Myaro)
“I see. Got it. Then… shall we go? There are a lot of troubles, but I want to settle the situation and depart by noon.” (Yuri)
“Before that, I prepare breakfast, so please eat it.” (Myaro)
Myaro put a knitted basket on the desk.
“You are well prepared.” (Yuri)
“Thank you very much.” (Myaro)
I casually opened the watch next to my pillow and it was 6 AM. I overslept.
“In the land near the castle, the Prince Consort led the guard and loaded it. It’s still going to take a long time, so you don’t have to hurry too much.” (Myaro)
“What was Liao’s opinion?” (Yuri)
I asked while getting off the bed.
“He didn’t say anything. However, I don’t think he will say it even if he disagree in silent.” (Myaro)
“Why is that?” (Carol)
“If he opposes publicly and leads the members of the Rube Household to leave, many will be offended if the operation is successful. This operation is more likely to succeed no matter how you think about it.” (Myaro)
‘I see. If the Rube Household is the only one who can’t receive the medal, they will look bad publicly.’
“I would be in trouble if he does that at the last minute.” (Yuri)
“He won’t.” (Myaro)
“Why not?” (Yuri)
“That’s because Her Majesty Carol is here. At this point, it would be a complete disgrace to escape when there is an urgent danger of life or death.” (Myaro)
‘That’s true. It’s obvious. They can’t. It seems that my brain is operating properly after waking up.’
“Carol, are you still sleeping?” (Yuri)
“…I’m awake.” (Carol)
Carol got up from the bed. She didn’t seem sleepy and her consciousness seemed clear.
“Myaro brought it for us. Let’s eat.” (Yuri)
As I said that, I poured water in the mug into a cup, and chewed the sausage sandwich bread in my mouth.
‘Well… it’s not that delicious. This is probably for soldiers.’
After that, Carol sat down and started eating. The two of us silently ate it.
“Thank you for the meal.” (Yuri)
“…Thank you for the meal.” (Carol)
Carol said while looking down. It didn’t seem that she was well.
Myaro saw Carol for a moment. Then, she looked straight at me.
“Yuri-kun. Did you sleep together with Carol-san?” (Myaro)
Carol trembled like a child who had been found out doing bad things by her strict parents.
(Thank you for reading at bayabuscotranslation.com)
‘It’s obvious that Carol and I were sleeping together in this room, so I don’t expect she would ask that question. She didn’t ask last night, but it’s strange to think that there are two beds here but two people are sleeping in one bed. I thought ‘Oops’ when I was awakened by Myaro.’
Myaro quietly looked down. After she did so for a moment, she turned to Carol.
“Carol-san. Congratulations.” (Myaro)
She bowed with a smile.
Carol looked stunned as she looked at Myaro with her head down.
“I think it’s a good choice for everyone. Her Majesty the Queen will be pleased as well.” (Myaro)
At that point, Myaro raised her head.
“No, that’s not…” (Carol)
“–I’m sorry, please excuse me for a bit. P-please get your clothes in place.” (Myaro)
While making excuses, Myaro turned away. She turned around and briskly walked to open the door. She opened it as it was, went out and closed the door.
“Yuri, chase her.” (Carol)
“Are you sure?” (Yuri)
When I responded on the spot, Carol looked at me with the eyes of ‘what are you talking about?’.
‘Well, of course.’
“Would it be alright for me to chase her?” (Yuri)
When I said that, Carol looked as if she was attacked when her guard was down.
‘That would be natural.’
“…Uh, please…” (Carol)
“Well, I’m going.” (Yuri)
I stood up. I went by Carol and tried to go to the door.
When we passed each other, she grabbed my hand. I looked down and Carol, and she looked up at me with a crying face.
“You can-…” (Carol)
She grabbed my hand tightly for a moment, and let go of it.
‘I feel like I’m being mistaken for something.’
“I didn’t say it well. I’m not a shrewd person who can fool around just recently.” (Yuri)
“Eh… I-is that so?” (Carol)
I went to the door this time.
Myaro was at the right end of the hallway out of the room. She was looking down and her hands on the window pier, pretending to be looking out.
Her shoulders were so tight that it didn’t look like she was looking at twilight outside the window.
I approached and called her out, and she looked at me.
She wasn’t crying. However, she looked somehow confused.
“Yuri-kun, please forgive me… for what I did. I’ll be back soon.” (Myaro)
“There is still time, isn’t it? It’s fine to talk a little.” (Yuri)
I reached out and tried to stroke Myaro’s head. When Myaro saw my hand, her face distorted as if she was scared.
My hand was brushed away. A light impact shook my hand.
“Aah… sorry.” (Myaro)
“…Don’t be.” (Yuri)
‘The day has come when Myaro brushes away my hand…’
“But… sorry. Just now… I…” (Myaro)
Myaro said while holding her hand that brushed mine away.
“No… I’m sorry. I was insensitive.” (Yuri)
“No… I’m the one who was bad. I’ve been wondering since yesterday, but when I heard the answer from your mouth, I was overwhelmed.” (Myaro)
“Is that so?” (Yuri)
“But don’t get me wrong… I’m your… I didn’t want to be your wife.” (Myaro)
‘That’s true. I’ve often felt that Myaro wants to be a strategist or a conspirator, but I’ve never felt that she wants to be a lover or wife. As I said, the fact is that it is different. However, for some reason, I feel that thought isn’t convincing.’
“I understand.” (Yuri)
“Even I myself… I don’t know why.” (Myaro)
‘It seems that she is confused. It’s more accurate to say that this matter is something beyond control?’
“Wouldn’t that be alright? Didn’t I say it before? It’s boring if you’re a bland, stone-like person.” (Yuri)
When I was hit by her a long time ago, I was surprised to the point of being overwhelmed. At that time, I was a fool too.
“…I want to be a stone now.” (Myaro)
‘Well, is there such a thing?’
“Surely, I won’t hate you for what you did earlier.” (Yuri)
“Is that not good enough? I won’t let you go unless you hate me and move away from me.” (Yuri)
When I said that, Myaro, who was depressed, looked at me with a surprised expression.
‘Something is different than before. Perhaps, the gloomy feeling in the heart is clear now?’
“…Is it alright to say that? I myself think that I’ll be a troublesome woman. It’s difficult to let go of this feeling. It might be easier to push me away.” (Myaro)
“There is nothing easy. And it doesn’t trouble me.” (Yuri)
“Goodness, Yuri-kun. It’s troubling when you’re a good player.” (Myaro)
‘I guess she is fine already.’
“If you have calmed down, I need to go. I have to wash my face and go out.” (Yuri)
(Please consider supporting at https://www.patreon.com/bayabuscotranslation)