When the three of us left the cafeteria, the sun had already set and the moon was shining brightly on the ground.
”Well, I guess that’s it then.”
”Thank you, Grandpa.”
”Thank you very much Zendo-san.
”Yeah, I want to thank you for your help with Defurstal and for being my partner.
Well, I’m off. I’m sure Gillik will be annoyed if I leave the wagon there forever. Gahahaha”
And with a hearty laugh to the end, Zendo left. The two of them watched him walk away until he was out of sight.
Zendo was thinking as he steered the wagon. He thought about Defurstal, who had appeared at that place. At the time, he had easily believed Tatsuro and the others, partly because they had been so forceful and partly because he had been so confused. However, now that he thought about it, he began to believe that it was not a dream.
A full-fledged adventurer would have been able to defeat the White Crystal Deflstal. But it’s not something that can be defeated in a snap, like the two in my dream. Only a high-level adventurer would be able to do such a thing.
If that was really the case, and not a dream, then Zendo’s body trembled at the thought. Not out of fear, but out of excitement.
And even if it had been a dream, Zendo couldn’t help but feel that there was something special about those two.
”I’m sure they’re going to do great things in the future.
It’s such a thrill to be able to guide such people in my short old age! Hahahahaha!”
And with that, Zendo led the two frowning horses home, his heart pounding.
”He is gone. I’m a little sad.”
”Yeah, but he’s from this town, so you can always see him if you want to.”
”Yeah, righttttt…well, we should go, too.”
”Let’s do it.”
They started walking, and entered the inn. Then Gillik greeted them from the reception counter with a, “Welcome back,” to which they replied and went up the stairs to the second floor.
When they reached the top, there were several small rooms in a row, and as Gillik had said, they were designed for one person.
Tatsuro then took out the key he had received to check the room number.
”It says 2-3, so… that’s it, right?”
”Hmm, yes. Definitely.”
After unlocking the door with the same number on it, Tatsuro put his hand on the doorknob and went inside. Ai followed him and locked the door again, just in case.
”Yeah, it’s small, but it’s not too big to sleep two people, so that’s okay, right?
”Yeah, I like that it’s not a stone bed!
”Yeah, they don’t usually have stone beds.”
A single-sized bed was placed against the wall in the left corner, and the rest of the room was empty, with just enough space for one person to sit and relax.
However, the bed was neatly made and every corner of the room had been cleaned, so it didn’t look uncomfortable.
There was no chair, so they sat down on the bed and fell back. The bed was softer than the hard bed they had slept on in the forest.
”Watch out, we were about to fall asleep.”
”That’s not so bad, but I’d rather clean myself up first.”
” There’s no bath, so I’m just going to wipe myself off with the hot water from the stone trays I used to catch fish.”
”Haa….Well, that’s all I can do. Well, I’ll bring out the tub, can you fill it with hot water?
” Leave it to me.”
When Ai took out a tub from the item box, Tatsuro used the magic of mixing fire and water to fill it with hot water.
”Here we go. Come on, I’ll keep an eye on it, you can wipe it off first!”
”Why are you watching over me? Turn around!”
Tatsuro sighed, shrugging his shoulders, saying that it couldn’t be helped at all.
”Why should you sigh ……? Oh, that’s right! Just keep the blindfold on and I’ll wipe off the tatsuro.”
”What kind of play is that?”
”I’m not playing, it’s just doing the upper part. You’ll have to wipe the bottom yourself.”
”All right, let’s do it!
”You looked so sleepy just now, but suddenly you’re so energetic…”
While Ai was mumbling, Tatsuro stripped down to his upper body and used his jersey to blindfold himself.
”Can’t you see?”
”No, I can’t see you.”
She then took a towel from her shoulder bag, moistened it with hot water and wiped Tatsuro’s body.
”How is it? Do you like it?”
”Yeah, it feels good.
”You look thin but you’re really muscular, Tatsuro
”You don’t like muscles?”
”I don’t like macho, but I like this kind of muscle.”
While Tatsuro was slightly embarrassed by her honest impressions, Ai carefully traced the lines of Tatsuro’s muscles on his back, sides, stomach, and arms with a towel while looking at him fascinated.
”How’s it? Is it itchy or anything?”
”No, I feel much better.
”I see, so you stay here for now. I’ll wipe myself off quickly.”
”You want me to wipe yours?”
”No, just be quiet.”
”Can I just wipe your back?”
”No, thank you.”
”Can I just wipe your back?”
”…..No, thank you.”
” Just your back would be fine……….”
”………Mou, alright. Just my back!”
With that, she stripped down to wipe everything but her back, and wiped her body. When she was done, she put on her underwear and left her top on, covering her breasts with her arms.
”Well, Tatsuro. Please.”
When he took off the blindfold, Ai was sitting with her back to him.
”Now, if you’ll excuse me…”
He moistened a towel with hot water and approached Ai. The line from the nape of her neck to her back and waist was clearly visible, and his heart skipped a beat. Not wanting to be noticed, Tatsuro calmly pressed the towel against her back.
When he did, Ai wiggled, and it was so vivid that his head almost boiled. As he shifted his gaze slightly, trying to keep his composure, he caught a glimpse of Ai’s chest.
Her breasts, which he had noticed when he had dried her bra, were much larger than they usually looked, but they had been pressed tightly against her arms and were changing shape, as if she was nervous. It was more of a danger zone than her back, and in a comic book, he would have blown a nose.
In a daze, he wiped her beautiful white back again and again, his head whirling with such stupid thoughts.
”Mou, Isn’t that enough?”
”—Ha, I’m sorry. I was in a daze.”
”Uun, it’s okay. It would be more of a problem if you just kept it plain and they didn’t think anything of it.”
”Why the Kansai dialect? Tatsuro wants to do something like that too, right?”
”Yes, I do. I can’t say I don’t want to.”
”I see. But I’m sorry about today. I have an early day tomorrow, and I’m tired, and I’d like to get cleaned up better, and there are other things…”
He felt very much in love with Ai as she said these words to him, and Tatsuro hugged her from behind.
”T-Tatsuro? Uhm, today.”
”I know. I’ll never do it unless Ai wants me to. But can you please allow me to do this?”
Ai’s body, which had been frozen stiff, gradually relaxed. Then he muttered in embarrassment.
“Well, if this is it, I think I like it …….”
They shared the warmth of each other’s naked bodies for a while, and then, after changing back into their new clothes, Tatsuro wiped his entire body with Ai turning around.
”Let’s go to bed then.”
”Let’s do that.”
The two of them got into the single bed and fell asleep, hugging each other again.
By the way, on a side note, Tatsuro was so excited that he couldn’t seem to sleep, so he was forced to use life magic to sleep—–