New home, meat, and bride.
Geraldin-san has become a squirrel. No, wrong. He was stuffing his cheeks like a squirrel.
“Is the steak tasty?”
“Fugafugo (nod, nod).”
It’s delicious, probably. Lumia-san was watching such husband of hers happily. They are lovey-dovey.
“… Ngu. It has been a while since I had a proper meal.”
“Incidentally, how long has it been?”
Geraldin-san tilted his head. I understand that I am forcing a person with a bad memory to remember quite a lot today, but surely not.
“… Was it Summer? Or was Fall the last time? I was eating, but it was all troublesome so I grilled them over an open fire.”
※The current season is Winter.
“Please eat lots. Lumia-san too, please make sure that your husband eats plenty of vegetables as well.”
With the surrounding mood getting complicated, Lumia-san and I formed an alliance to give Geraldin-san a proper meal.
“Lord, I dislike vegetables though.”
Lumia-san tilted her head. I wanted to ignore that with all of my might, though! I feel the presence of my Great Devil Elder brother…
“Report, communicate, consult… I am always telling you that, no?”
“I will gladly report!”
A one set of lecturing came together with the advent of Great Devil Elder brother.
Finally, I earned Elder brother’s forgiveness and returned to my seat. Dirk was deliciously eating his meal.
“Rosarin, it’s incredibly delicious.”
The cuteness of Dirk who was smiling at me was stable.
“Do you want another helping of that, Dirk?”
“Dirk, there’s rice stuck on your cheek.”
“Dirk, this is yummy. Say ahh~”
“A, ahh~ you say… I, I can’t! It’s too embarrassing!”
“… You can’t?”
Dirk who was going with my flow recovered halfway. I showed dejection.
I slightly pulled on Dirk’s arm. And pleaded him with a spoiled tone. Dirk looked at me… and replied with his face dyed completely red.
“J, just this time. But refrain from doing this in front of people.”
“Yeah! Now, say ahh~”
I fed Dirk in a good mood. There are times when you shouldn’t refrain from showing the lovey-dovey. I am showing the bugs in the surroundings that Dirk and I are mutually lovey-dovey. On top of enjoying myself, it works as a countermeasure for unwanted lover wannabees. It’s truly killing two birds with one stone.
“Dirk, this is delicious too.”
“Don’t get in my way, Curtis. I want to let Dirk eat the meal.”
“Rosarin-sama, could you please stop making unmarried men look even more miserable?”
“What is it?”
“I want to ahh~ too.”
Jend opened his mouth widely. C, cute. I responded to Jend without refusing.
“Yes, say ahh~… n?”
My right hand wasn’t moving… Dirk seized my right hand which was about to feed Jend the meat and he then ate it. Somehow, aren’t Dirk and Jend glaring at each other?
“Lord, do you not have any intentions of becoming Jend’s bride?”
I will be Dirk’s bride in the future. I won’t budge on that.
“Oneechan, I wish you would be my bride. Then we could be together forever, right? Can’t you?”
I flinched when Jend cutely tilted his head. I noticed that refusing would be also immature of me. While hesitating, the bomb has been dropped.
“Me too! I also want Oneechan as my bride.”
Pochi-san, your Oneechan is not a thing, okay?
“Then, me too.”
Don’t join them, Ordo.
“… Me too.”
Nex, you too…? Eh?
“Nex spoke!? Oneechan, this is my first time hearing Nex’s voice!”
“Is that… so?”
I knew that he wasn’t unable to speak, but this is the first time as far as I remember.
Before I noticed, hands lifted me up by my waist and I was seated on Dirk’s lap.
“Rosarin is mine. She will be my bride.”
Dirk anxiously peered into my face. I felt that he was looking for an agreement. His hands that were shaking a bit told me that he was feeling nervous.
“Yes. I am yours… I am yours and only yours, Dirk.”
I matched his eyes and smiled.
“If words are not enough for you, how about proving it with actions?”
“Yea… h? L, let’s leave it for when we are alone! I, it’s all good now!”
Fuhaha, Dirk who caught my drift panicked. I kissed him on the cheek and apologized to Jend.
“Oneechan will become Dirk’s bride, so I can’t become a bride for others. Sorry.”
I am not immature (no, my body is that of a child’s, still), so I will choose to set the heart of my spouse at peace!
“But, Dirk and Oneechan are only engaged, right? Engagements can be annulled, right? Even after marriage, you can get divorced, no?”
Indeed. That’s true. But, who is it, the fellow who taught Jend such knowledge. Was it Rabisha-chan? I am going to talk to her later.
I signaled Rabisha-chan who was trembling unusually with my eyes. The able maid guessed the meaning behind my gaze and her ears fell flat, but I won’t let you off.
“That certainly is true, but Oneechan will marry only Dirk! We won’t divorce either! I will be together with Dirk until he turns into a grandpa, until the death!”
Dirk smiled at me gently. I saw a color of determination of those eyes of his.
“I won’t hand you over to anyone. Even if you are but a Beastman child, if you want my pair, I will settle it with strength. I am the most suited one for her.”
Dirk smiled. It was a ferocious smile I have not seen ever before. Umm… isn’t he like super mad?
“Fumu, I will be the witness then.”
Gerladin-san was acting at his own pace until the bitter end. I am already envious of that pace of his.
I rather wasn’t able to keep up with this development. According to Lumia-san, fighting over a woman is often the case for Beastmen. She told me not to mind it because it’s proof of being a good woman. Don’t be unreasonable.
Like this, while I was panicking, it was decided that competition for my hand would be held.