Chapter 45: Hot Springs Village and the Legendary Castle 14
“Oh, you poor creature…”
I was starting to think it was time to call it quits, when―
“””Ohoooooooooooh! Stop! “””
“””My eyes are spinning.”””
“Donnaaaaah! Do something about this!”
The dwarves peering out from The Castle Knight’s walls screamed.
“…Ash-kun, Martina-chan, I believe it is time to call it a day. The Grandpas inside are rolling their eyes…!”
“That’s right. Tina! We’ve got the holy sword in storage thanks to you and the dwarves, so let’s call it a night, okay?”
“If Ash says so, the dwarves are innocent.”
“All right, Stop! That’s enough, stop!”
The Castle Knight comes to a halt at the command of this old man.
“”Oh, oh, it stopped…?””
“”Oh, thank God…!””
“But it’s true, the Castle Knight is listening to the boy’s commands…! You’re amazing, boy! Taming the Castle Knight just like that…!”
“Thanks to everyone! It went well!”
This old man responds to the dwarves by smiling and waving.
“Haaaa! Haaaa! Just when I thought I was going to be able to enjoy being out in the open…! And now I’m going to be trapped in the basement once more…!”
This old man calls out to the frustrated Castle Knight.
“I’m not trying to lock you up or tell you not to have fun. I just don’t want you to get people in trouble. As Tina mentioned, this old man and the others are on a journey. So why don’t we go on a world tour together? I’ll make sure you have a good time as well, okay?”
“Tsk… Even if I don’t want to, I can’t defy your orders, so do whatever you want!”
So this old man became The Castle Knight’s “Castle Lord” and was successful in bringing The Castle Knight to the surface.
The problem of running out of hot springs in the spa town of Kuphin was also solved.
“Buhahahaha! I’m sorry, Ash! You’ve even set up a place for us to stay! You’ve even dug up the Castle Knight and brought him along with you in such a short amount of time!
A banquet was being held in the Castle Knight’s great hall with Barvel and the other Dragonewts and dwarves.
This old man and Tina, who had gained the title “Castle Lord,” had brought The Castle Knight to the surface and were hiding in the mountains while we contacted Barvel and the others and summoned them here.
“Well, if the journey leads you to your destination, the world will be kind to you, and because this castle is too large for this old man and Tina.”
We’re going to move The Castle Knight to the north, but the interior is too large for just the two of us.
Barvel and the others stated that they would look for a quiet place to live.
So I invited them to live here because it seemed like a good idea.
Tina did not object because this would still provide us with adequate space and time together.
“Many thanks, Ash-san!”
“The food is fantastic!”
“Drink, drink, drink! It’s a special fire sake made by us dwarves! A token of our friendship!”
“Mmm, this is delicious, Master Warr!”
Master Warr, Donna, and all the other dwarves are also going to live in this castle.
In my opinion, it is because of them that we are able to store the Holy Sword, and I see no reason to oppose it.
Even with Barvels and Dwarfs present, the castle is still quite large, and there are still more rooms available.
“In exchange, we would like you to use our scales as blacksmithing material!”
“It’s almost time to re-grow!”
“Are Dragonewt’s scales dragon scales?”
“Oh, this is good stuff!”
Dragonewt and dwarves appear to get along quite well.
“We’re just a swarm of rootless people digging holes everywhere… We’re in good hands if The Castle Knight can transport us from one location to another. We’ll be stuck here for a while.”
“It’s nice not to have to move around on our own! After all, we’ve been moving around underground so much that it’ll be interesting to see what’s above ground!”
Donna’s face brightened.
She was always cheerful, but now she felt even more liberated, thanks in part to the alcohol.
Her cheeks and skin had a reddish tint to them, giving her a sexy appearance.
“With these walls and so many guards, I’m confident that even if demons or something else attack, we’ll be safe!”
“Why don’t you have a drink, Ash-kun? Don’t tell me you’re a kid, so you shouldn’t drink? Dwarves have been drinking this since they were kids, okay?”
“No, no, this old man was never much of a drinker. One sip is all he needs.”
“Is that so…? It’s a shame… I would have offered Ash-kun something to drink… So I’ll leave it to Martina-chan…”
Gulp, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Out of the corner of Donna’s eye, Tina is drinking a large cup, many times the size of the cups used by the others, in one gulp.
“Fua~! It’s very tasty! It seems that the dwarf is not only a skilled smith and craftsman, but also a skilled brewer!”
She smiles unconcernedly.
“”You’re good, maybe even better than master!””
“”I’m sure even Barvel-sama can’t compete with her!”
Clap clap clap clap clap clap clap!
“Hmm, you’re not overdoing it, are you? Are you that much of a drinker, Tina…?”
This old man has always been a loser in terms of alcohol, but although Tina, in this old man’s memory, was somewhat fond of it, she was not a heavy drinker.
“Because I was feeling lonely! Ash refused to pick me up, so I had to drink my sadness! I drank every night, and before I knew it, I was a heavy drinker!”
“I-Is that so…? I’m sorry about that.”
Tina’s words and actions are so familiar to me that I forget them from time to time, but I suppose that after a while, there are more and more aspects of her that I don’t know about.
This old man bowed his head and apologized to Tina.
“I’m not mad at you, okay? But will you take responsibility, alright?”
“Of course, whatever this old man can do.”
“Fuhehehe~… So, then… Come on, Ash, sit on my lap.”
She forced me to sit on her lap.
Tina has the body of an adult, while this old man has the body of a child.
This is a picture of a child who has been spoiled by his adult sister.
“From now on, please let me drown myself in Ash’s instead of alcohol, okay? Promise me you’ll never leave me again, okay?”
Tina hugs me passionately from behind and kisses my cheek.
Tina’s entire body pressed against my back with soft sensations.
I tried to turn my back to see her expression, but my face was buried in her large breasts, making it difficult to see.
This was… It was good. I feel like I’m in heaven.
“Hahaha… I promise.”
“Well, well. You two are getting along well!”
“They’re not exactly what they look like, are they? And meeting again after 60 years, it’s quite a tear-jerker… By the way, where are you two going with The Castle Knights now?”
“For the time being, we’ll head north.”
This old man and Tina are being rejuvenated by the Pearl of Life.
We need to go to the dark elf settlements in the north to find out more about this.
“We’ll enter the Kingdom of Avalon if we head north from this Kuphin Spa. We can rent out the Pope’s cathedral for Ash and I to get married!”
“Wow, I’d like to see it! I’m sure Martina-chan will be a lovely bride!”
“”That’s a good one!””
Barvel, Donna, and the others are getting excited.
“Hey, hey, Tina, you didn’t tell me…”
“Because I just thought of it! That’s the beauty of traveling, isn’t it?”
She has a lovely smile.
This old man nods his head. He doesn’t complain about it.
You are free to go wherever you want and do whatever you want.
A few detours are acceptable as well.
“Shall we look forward to seeing Tina as a bride?”
Tina nodded with a big smile.