30.2 The Aberrant Overlord Listens to the Winged Ones, and Gets Pressured.
Roroi’s squishy cheeks redden as gazes my way. She then places her lips to the bowl’s spout and starts drinking.
[Wah, Rurui’s is about to spill too. King-sama, King-samaー]
Somehow, it feels like I’m looking after my troublesome little sister. Well, that’s a pretty old story, though.
[A, ano ano. King-sama?]
[What is it, Rurui?]
[To be honest, we harpies are night-blind. We can’t see well in dark places.]
[…..Is that so?]
It’s certainly pitch black outside.
But… these two came just earlier, right? Didn’t they fly here while it’s pitch black out?
[We did our best so that we could report to King-sama. We’re really bad at flying during the night.]
Roroi follows up on Rurui’s lines.
[Therefore, can’t we stay over King-sama’s house for the night?] [We’re afraid of the darkー]
[We’ll only stay until the morningー] [Only until thenー]
Pata-pata, Rurui and Roroi flutter their small wings. The two of them, who have the appearance of a grade schoolers, koko-koku, nod.
… Well, I guess it’s alright.
The two of them are like children anyway.
[Although, wouldn’t going to the village chief’s residence instead be better? That place has more space, and Lizette and Haruka are over there too.]
[That would be meaningless!] [If it isn’t here, it’s no good!]
[…….is that so?]
[Please grant us your benevolenceー] [Please grant us your compassionー]
[……Well, if you’re going that far,]
I did make them work this late into the night. Not to mention, I don’t really mind for one night.
[Very well, I unde──]
[Obviously, that is no good!!]
A shout echoes.
The two harpies and I look towards the door at the same time. Standing there is── Lizette with her shoulders squared.
[What are you two taking advantage of Lizette’s and everyone else’s absence to do to Shouma-nii-sama!?]
[We’d like to make offsprings──] [Children with those with powerful wings, they are precious──]
[…….. Come again?]
Rurui and Roroi stand on their chairs, then with an, “ahem,” puff out their chests.
Hang on. When did that become the topic?
[For us harpy, the one with powerful wings is our king.」[The one worthy to dedicate our love to.]
[Therefore, while we’re here to report,] [We thought that we’d like to receive his love.]
[……I’m sorry. All in all, I have no intention towards doing that.]
Needless to say──.
I’ve only just recently come to this world, so I don’t feel like doing that. To begin with, I might go back to my former world once this world becomes peaceful. Abandoning my children in this world… I’d rather not do that.
[Moreover, my abilities were acquired. I don’t think they’ll be passed on to my children.]
[If such is what King-sama says──] [Ask us whenever you change your mind──]
With that said, Rurui and Roroi spring out of the house. Then, they flapped their wings and fly in the direction of the Harpy Village.
[….. Aren’t they supposed to have poor night vision?]
[They can see just fine. Those harpies…]
Haa, Lizette sighs.
[Those children are a mischievous bunch. Shouma-nii-sama needs to be careful too.]
[My bad. I let my guard down.]
[I’ll explain about my wings in detail to them later. With that, they should give up.]
[Lizette… doesn’t think it matters.]
[Is that so?]
[They might be mischievous, but the loyalty of those children is genuine.]
“Otherwise, they wouldn’t just obediently follow their orders,” Lizette adds.
Managing people of another world is surprisingly complex. I’ll think of an exclusive reward for the harpies later.
[By the way, Lizette, why are you here?]
[……Lizette almost forgot.]
Lizette, pon, strikes the palm of her hand.
[Something is strange with Yukino-san, so Lizette came here to report that to Shouma-nii-sama.]
[Yes, Yukino-san has a bit of a fever, and is having a nightmare. If someone learned in medicine were to give an examination…… the diagnosis would probably be judged as exhaustion. Aniue-sama and Yukino-sama came from the same world, yes? Then perhaps Shouma-nii-sama might know a way to deal with it, is what Lizette thought.]
[Understood, I’ll be right there.]
Didn’t Yukino mention having a sickly body in the previous world? Since she was reincarnated here, her body should’ve become healthy. The goddess-san did restore my physical and mental strength to their prime after all.
Regardless, I can’t just leave this matter alone.
If I’m not mistaken, there should still be a bottle of mineral water and a few chocolate bars left inside the 『King’s Vessel』. If I reveal that I came from the same world as her and give them to her, it may help her heart calm down.
Also, there’s still some of the hot water that I boiled earlier. I’ll put that inside the『King’s Vessel』 too.
[Sorry for the trouble, Lizette.]
I leave the house together with Lizette.
[Yukino is my house guest. Truthfully, I should be the one to accompany and take care of her.]
[Not at all.]
Lizette shakes her head.
[Shouma-nii-sama’s house guest is an important guest for Lizette, too.]
[Besides…… it’s strange, but…….]
Lizette, as she walks beside me, shakes her silver hair and looks at me.
[Yukino-san has the same smell as Ani-sama. How should I put it…… It’s the smell of people who brave themselves against evil, something along those lines.]
That’s probably the smell of a chuunibyou, Lizette.
[……Though in my case, I should’ve made a complete recovery…….]
……That’s how it is.
……That how it should be.
……That’s how I hope it is……
With such things in mind, Lizette and I headed for the village chief’s residence.