52. They were a Very Dazzling Three Days (3)
“Hey, god! Today, for the first time, I did a ‘Koibana (love talk)’!”
“First and foremost, is there a need to report that!?”
Oh, my. I haven’t said anything and he’s already complaining.
Ah, that was right. Since he was a god, he probably wasn’t interested in Koibana. It couldn’t be helped.
Alright, let’s move on to the next topic.
“Then, have you ever had a donut? They are very delicious!”
“—No, what I’m saying is, didn’t something more pressing occur today? Shouldn’t you prioritize that?”
He asked in a tone as if he was coddling a crying toddler.
Hence why I was upset.
“—How annoying. Didn’t god advise me to ‘enjoy every day’? I managed to put it into practice, too. What are you so unhappy about?”
The god, who brewed tea while complaining to me, spoke in a coaxing tone.
“…No, of course I’m happy that you seem to be having fun.”
“Well, I’m glad to hear that.”
“—For the time being, I don’t think that was a Koibana…”
Fufu. Did we just disagree about something? How cute.
Of course, I continued.
“Why? I spoke about a man I like—isn’t that what a Koibana is?”
“But… the man you like, isn’t he a historical figure?”
“So what, can’t I fall in love with someone who’s no longer of this world?”
I took a sip of the tea he had brewed and tilted my head. God casted his gaze downward.
“That’s not what I’m saying. What if the person called ‘Nameless’ didn’t actually exist? For him to survive tens of thousands of fire arrows… it’s just preposterous.”
“Do you think so?”
Perhaps, it’d be better if I didn’t ask such a question. As a god, he mayhap had a duty of confidentiality. Therefore, he might not be able to give me a clear answer.
…Still, that didn’t mean I shouldn’t ask, right?
“…’Nameless’—does he actually exist?”
“Since you’re a god, you should know the answer, right?”
“Come on, god, aren’t we buddies? For you to keep a secret from me, how saddening…”
“…Can you please not?”
“The story of a hero who braved countless fire arrows just to protect his beloved witch—is it just a bundle of lies?”
“…It’s the truth.”
…Hey, god. Is it alright for you to answer?
I wanted to laugh, but at the same time, I couldn’t. God’s expression was sad.
“…He existed. There existed a man whom is now referred to as ‘Nameless.’ The story about the fire arrows is also true. But… to call him a hero—that’s just ridiculous. That man abandoned everything for the sake of that woman, yet in the end, he still failed to protect her. He’s the greatest idiot among idiots in history.”
Emanating from his every word was regret and repentance.
“Did the witch perish?”
“Yes. She shielded ‘Nameless.’ Isn’t it ironic? He wanted to protect the woman, but he alone survived under the protection of said woman. Such a repulsive man, he was—”
“—He was cool, I think.”
However, I immediately denied his words. As for the basis? There was no such thing. It was just my feeling.
For some reason, I was sure that was the case.
“I’m sure she thought so, too. She loved him until the end. Therefore, I think she just couldn’t help but shield him!”
When I said that, the god smiled with a gentler face than usual.
“…Thank you, hearing you say that, somehow, I feel like that was the case.”
“Oh, my. Why is the god thanking me? Aren’t you and ‘Nameless’ supposed to be two different people?”
That was right. That was all I needed to know. More than that was unnecessary.
I should draw a line.
…But looking at how the god was guffawing, why did he look so happy? There were even wrinkles at the corners of his eyes.
…He was so beautiful and cute, I felt bashful.
Therefore, even if I said something awful, I wouldn’t be punished, right?
“By the way, god…”
“What is it?”
“I’m sorry to say this, but have you ever been told that you don’t look like a god?”
Oh, he stiffened. I didn’t care. I was looking forward to the donuts.
Wow, it’s amazing…!
The sweetness of the exuding oil was the exact taste of sin. It was the most addictive flavor.
“…My, donuts are great even in the dream world.”
When I was enjoying the donut, god, who sat in front of me, suddenly stretched out his hand. Then, his fingertips gently traced my lips. Afterwards, while licking said fingertips, he said, “You’re right, it’s delicious.”
W, what are you doing…!?
“H, how uncouth!”
“I don’t want to be told that by someone as rude as you.”
“What, are you angry or something?”
Upon hearing that, god only beamed.
“No, you’re just so accurate, I can’t say anything in return.”
I fell in love with his face all over again.
In the end, I could only pretend to be innocent while eating donuts.
***T/N: Lol God’s ship is like the Noah’s Ark of this story.
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