Author: aji (あじ)
The thunder I had summoned on the residence seemed to have fallen in the garden. Now, there seemed to be a burnt black piece of land that had become barren.
After the butler Belus heard of the circumstances of the incident, he glared with cold eyes at Jill, who then once again lowered his head to me with an apologetic countenance.
It was at this instant that I identified Belus as the most frightening creature in this residence.
After that, I ended up falling asleep again. Once I had enough rest, I explained the details of the incident to Jill and Belus. Even before I said it, somehow they already knew I was the victim, as they listened to my story without objections, and promised to find the culprit.
During that time, I couldn’t look Jill in the face. Though it was still embarrassing and humiliating, I’d realised that Jill had touched me to relieve my pain.
After being licked, my whole body became warm. The pain seemed to be numbed, and finally disappeared without leaving even a little discomfort.
If someone were bad at healing magic, they could distribute their magic to another person through skin contact.
Healing magic was my strong point, so even without direct contact, I could do it with just a wave of my hand……
I was thankful he healed me, but still, doing things like licking and biting was outrageous. Doing that sort of thing, wasn’t he treating me as a child?!
Was this what Cyril felt too? I seriously reflected on my actions again.
“Lilius! I’m here to wish you well!”
“……T-thank you, Andrea.”
One night had passed since that incident.
For some reason, I was still stuck in bed. When I wanted to move as usual, I had ended up being bound with Belus’s restraint magic and forced to rest.
Like that, Andrea finally came to visit me. But I was confused and speechless by what he brought in his hands.
“Andrea, make sure you send these bugs back to the yard.”
“Aren’t they cool? Why don’t you like it?”
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“Well, they are cool, but these guys have extremely short lives compared to us, you know?”
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With a wry smile, I patted Andrea’s hair.
……Jill’s hair seemed to be a bit stiffer than this.
“After, let’s release them outside together, okay?”
“Hehe. To protect Lilius, I’ve been studying a lot.”
Since that day I praised his name, it looked like he had been striving hard to diligently study and practice fencing.
“So, that’s why, Lilius.”
“Once I grow up, that, umm.”
Unusually, Andrea was stuttering.
That bashful appearance, his eyes flickering here and there, was exactly like Cyril.
As if coming to a resolve, at last Andrea opened his mouth, but simultaneously at that time, the twins came bowling in.
“Be my bride—”
As usual, Guy, who did things at his own pace, stood imposingly in front of the door with a serious face.
And Cyril, who was caught by the scruff of his neck in Guy’s right hand, was shedding tears blob by blob. While biting his tail, he was squatting and looking at us through his knees.
“What are you guys doing?”
“Inquiring about your condition. Then, I would also be pleased if you’d tell me what colour your underwear is.”
“……Guy. You’re not going to grow into a decent adult, you know.”
Probably, the first question was just a cover-up and the latter was what he really wanted to ask. I was speechless at his lines that seemed to be stolen from somewhere.
Next to me, Andrea, who had been silently trembling, exploded in rage.
“You guys! Why the heck did you come here!”
“Brother dear, calm down.”
“Who can calm down! Confession, my confession!”
“Brother was confessing? Then, are you going to sleep together?”
Although I didn’t understand it well, even Andrea also had troubles in front of Guy, huh?
No matter what you asked him, he would always reply with that kind of perverted stuff.
At the words ‘sleeping together’, in the blink of an eye Andrea’s face was dyed red. Seeing that, Guy expectantly asked him if he had done any perverted things. Still with a serious face, he imperiously sent a barrage of questions.
“Uuh, hic, uuh.”
“Cyril, until when are you going to cry?”
“……Liliush, it’s scary.”
With a restless gaze, Cyril said in a whisper.
As if he was truly scared, whenever Andrea’s voice sounded, Cyril’s speed of biting his tail heightened.
……Oi, oi. If he bit it like this, his tail tip was going to become bald, wasn’t it?
“Why is he scary?”
“Do you think Andrea likes you?”
“Uh~ Nyo! Hate, bwother, hates me!”
Were there any buried circumstances?
I picked Cyril up into my arms and held him on my lap, listening with concentration to the words spoken intermittently by him.
“That, because, he’s always bullying us like that.”
“Ah~ That is, hmm, how to say it.”
“……Bwother, doesn’t like me, right?”
Listening to his words, I sympathised with Andrea’s awkwardness.
In short, the rough and violent Andrea and the sensitive and withdrawn Cyril had vastly different ways of thinking and understanding things.
When Andrea wanted to treat him kindly, Cyril might have misinterpreted his actions as dislike. Like this, they fell out with each other.
The rest of it was simply that, like me, Andrea’s bully’s heart was poked by Cyril’s panicky manner and crying expression, then he repeatedly indulged in making Cyril cry. This was probably the biggest reason.
Hahaha, does anyone else get the feeling that the apples don’t fall far from the tree? (Except Cyril)
Thank you everyone for the well wishes.