𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟐: 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠
Well, it’s time to start cleaning with Asuka in her underwear.
At this point, I’m way past trying not to look or being considerate. They don’t seem to care about hiding.
I wish it was something sexy, like they’re trying to seduce me.
But they simply don’t see me as a member of the opposite sex.
No, it’s more like they recognize me as family.
Like, it’s no big deal if mom sees you naked, right?
If they keep taking me lightly, I might attack them. After all, I’m a man.
Don’t blame me if anything happens, okay?
Thinking such pointless thoughts, I start weeding the garden.
Inside the house, Miliaria starts by sweeping from the top, followed by Meisha who wipes everything down.
Finally, Asuka finishes everything off with a thorough wipe down.
With their exquisite teamwork, they clean one room after another.
Their coordination is perfect, and they seem to understand what each other is going to do next.
I wish they would always cherish this friendship.
You only realize it after you lose it.
The time we spent together was really fun.
“Anyway, how big is this garden?”
I mutter to myself as I pull out the weeds.
Money really does exist where it exists.
Even though we’re close, General Kytes is still a national pillar, a person above the clouds.
He can even make requests to the king.
Oh, of course, we commoners can’t meet the king.
At most, we can watch him wave from the balcony of the royal castle during events.
Unless you’ve made a significant achievement. . . like defeating an enemy general, you might get a chance to have an audience.
Even then, you’d be facing him from a distance of dozens of steps in the audience room.
Even if you’re spoken to, it’s not directly, but through a chamberlain, and it’s out of the question for us to say anything.
I guess General Kytes has the right to direct performance.
Oh, direct performance means interacting directly with the king without an intermediary.
It’s easy to understand if you think of it as a relationship like you and me.
Since I’ve made the acquaintance of such a person, I’m pretty lucky.
But I’m being made to weed the garden!
“It’s hot. . . I want to swim in the lake. . .”
When I look up, I can see a beautiful lake.
Well, it’s a scenic spot where a villa is built, so of course it’s beautiful.
The emptiness of cleaning while looking at that view is [Hope].
A voice echoes from the second floor window, and when I look up, Asuka is leaning out in her underwear.
Don’t show yourself from the window in such a state, even if no one is looking.
“Let’s all go play in the lake! Mother Nel!”
“We’re still working. . .”
But no matter how you look at it, it’s not going to be finished in a day.
It’s going to take three or four days of staying over.
In that case, we’ll need to go shopping for food and other necessities anyway.
I didn’t think it was such a big villa. I was planning to go back to the royal capital on the same day.
I was underestimating that the cleaning would be over in about two hours.
But reality hit me hard.
“That’s right. We need to buy work clothes for you guys, so let’s check out the shops by the lake.”
I stood up and patted my hips.
『”𝐀𝐰𝐞𝐛𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬.𝐜𝐨𝐦” – 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐚 𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐢v𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞, 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞, 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐠𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 “𝐝𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐮𝐩𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬” 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐨 “𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬”.』
The selection at the lakeside shopping district was quite something.
Asuka was so impressed that she let out a strange cry.
As expected of a scenic spot, they even have impractical clothes.
“Amazing! This dress is just strings! Let’s wear this and seduce Mommy Nel!”
“That’s not the kind of clothing a monk should wear. However, if Mama Nel wishes, I will ask the Supreme God to close his eyes for a moment.”
At Asuka’s suggestion, Meisha snorts with a rough breath.
What are they doing?
The reason why such things are sold is probably because there are many couples who get along in different situations than usual in such scenic spots.
There must be couples who come for that purpose.
“You don’t have to buy it because I don’t want it. What you guys need is not that.”
“That’s right. I knew it.”
With a resigned look on her face, Miliaria puts the risqué outfit back on the display shelf.
You weren’t planning on wearing that, were you?
Please don’t, it looks too criminal. That is.
The place I headed to with the three girls was a store that sells tools for professionals.
Well, the reason why scenic spots are always beautiful is because there are people working behind the scenes to maintain that beauty.
Neither the cityscape nor the shine of the lake are beautiful on their own.
There are maintenance workers who take care of them properly.
“There’s no hope or dreams here.”
That’s a line from Meisha, who bought a work outfit like a chimney sweep’s.
“It’s much better than cleaning naked. I wouldn’t know where to look.”
“You’re lying. You’re used to seeing us naked, aren’t you?”
She pouts in anger.
Could you please not say things like that in the store?
Because I get murderous glares from the shopkeeper and other customers. Mostly at me.